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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:02:22pm
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Amory Blaine  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:04:10pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

She’s the total package!!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:04:55pm

re: #2 Freedom Turnip

She’s the total package!!

She’s a Republican goddess.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:11:35pm
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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:13:35pm

re: #364 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

From what I understand, you could only vote in the primary if you were registered as a Democrat or undeclared. Your affiliation had to be put in by September, 2019. So Republicans who decided to heed Trump’s call would not have been allowed in.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:13:37pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Be comforted that she’s in the great state of CA so basically her vote doesn’t count. 😂

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:14:24pm

re: #4 Dave In Austin

“It sounded better in my head.”

“OK, maybe not.”

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:21:44pm

re: #4 Dave In Austin

Super hoping the lovechild alluded to in the Rowan Farrow podcasts becomes front page news before the election.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:23:10pm

re: #8 PrairieQueen

Super hoping the lovechild alluded to in the Rowan Farrow podcasts becomes front page news before the election.

Ooh?

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:23:47pm

re: #9 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Damn straight.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:34:32pm

I think the country can elect a woman. I think we’ll have to do it around the media.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:43:06pm

From Anne Laurie:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:45:22pm

re: #12 Belafon

From Anne Laurie:

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Rigged for 30 and hoax for 25.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:47:52pm

re: #11 Belafon

As long as any variation of “fuck” isn’t on the table, I’m good with it. You know what would make Twitter profitable? Misspelled words and improper use of capitalization, beginning with @realDonaldTrump

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:52:21pm

re: #14 PrairieQueen

As long as any variation of “fuck” isn’t on the table, I’m good with it. You know what would make Twitter profitable? Misspelled words and improper use of capitalization, beginning with @realDonaldTrump

Fuck, I think we can fucking agree is abso-fucking-loutely the best swear in the English language.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:53:31pm

re: #15 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And I wouldn’t give a fuck if it wasn’t acceptable.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:53:38pm

re: #15 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Fuck, I think we can fucking agree is abso-fucking-loutely the best swear in the English language.

I saw a pin on Pinterest talking about the fact that the Lord of the Rings is rated PG-13, and thus, is technically entitled to one “fuck” somewhere in the film. The discussion was on the best place in which to put said bomb. My favorite was when Pippin knocks the skeleton into the well, and a single word was uttered… “fuck”.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:54:49pm

re: #17 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I saw a pin on Pinterest talking about the fact that the Lord of the Rings is rated PG-13, and thus, is technically entitled to one “fuck” somewhere in the film. The discussion was on the best place in which to put said bomb. My favorite was when Pippin knocks the skeleton into the well, and a single word was uttered… “fuck”.

THOU SHALL NOT FUCKING PASS!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:56:00pm

re: #18 The Pie Overlord!

THOU SHALL NOT FUCKING PASS!

A strong choice. I don’t think that one was actually on there. One other one was, “One does not simply fucking walk into Mordor.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:56:09pm

re: #17 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I saw a pin on Pinterest talking about the fact that the Lord of the Rings is rated PG-13, and thus, is technically entitled to one “fuck” somewhere in the film. The discussion was on the best place in which to put said bomb. My favorite was when Pippin knocks the skeleton into the well, and a single word was uttered… “fuck”.

It just leads itself so well. You can be fucking over joyed and fucking despondent. Shit and damn don’t have that.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:57:27pm

re: #20 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It just leads itself so well. You can be fucking over joyed and fucking despondent. Shit and damn don’t have that.

We’re making a case for the strongest swear word in the English language today to also be the most versatile word.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:57:41pm

re: #16 PrairieQueen

And I wouldn’t give a fuck if it wasn’t acceptable.

That’s the fucking spirit.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:58:25pm

re: #21 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We’re making a case for the strongest swear word in the English language today to also be the most versatile word.

Yeah I think so.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 7:59:16pm

re: #21 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Right, it’s like all the vowels. You really can’t live without them. Put it nearly anywhere in a sentence and it works.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:01:39pm

re: #24 PrairieQueen

Right, it’s like all the vowels. You really can’t live without them. Put it nearly anywhere in a sentence and it works.

What’s funny is that it’s slowly making itself socially acceptable to use in professional conversation, at least in my circles. We drop F-bombs pretty much every day at work. Part of that is due to the elite level of stress amongst my peers, but also because it’s just such a useful word to accentuate just how pissed off or stressed or frustrated you really are, or how fucking stupid someone is.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:02:55pm

For the time comes of the Dominion of Men. Fuck.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:05:46pm

re: #25 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It doesn’t even need to be part of a sentence. Depending on the tone of voice, or if it’s a sigh, a surprised reaction, or just a grunt of disgust, or you dropped a hammer on your foot - it works all by itself too. It’s really the Swiss Army knife of the English language.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:06:52pm

re: #27 PrairieQueen

It doesn’t even need to be part of a sentence. Depending on the tone of voice, or if it’s a sigh, a surprised reaction, or just a grunt of disgust, or you dropped a hammer on your foot - it works all by itself too. It’s really the Swiss Army knife of the English language.

There’s something poignant about a co-worker unloading a double barrel of bad news, and a pregnant pause followed by an emphatic… “FUCK.” It just fits.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:08:43pm

Lre: #27 PrairieQueen

It doesn’t even need to be part of a sentence. Depending on the tone of voice, or if it’s a sigh, a surprised reaction, or just a grunt of disgust, or you dropped a hammer on your foot - it works all by itself too. It’s really the Swiss Army knife of the English language.

Awe and disgust.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:10:24pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:10:30pm

re: #28 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

There’s something poignant about a co-worker unloading a double barrel of bad news, and a pregnant pause followed by an emphatic… “FUCK.” It just fits.

Nothing like what the fuck or my favorite “what in the name of fuck?”, it’s a beautiful word.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:11:12pm

re: #30 Belafon

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Been following that. Smooth move after winning in NH fellas.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:11:20pm

re: #31 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Nothing like what the fuck or my favorite “what in the name of fuck?”, it’s a beautiful word.

I’ve taken to using the Letterkenny phrase “Well, fuck a duck” when I run into something particularly vexing. I’m still waiting for a co-worker to get the reference.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:11:47pm

re: #24 PrairieQueen

Right, it’s like all the vowels. You really can’t live without them. Put it nearly anywhere in a sentence and it works.

Noun: “I don’t give a fuck.”
Intransitive verb: “Let’s fuck.”
Transitive verb: “I did try and [sic] fuck her, but I couldn’t get there.” (Thanks, Trump)
Auxiliary verb: “He’s fucking sleeping.”
Strong interjection: “Fuck! Will this nightmare ever end?”
Weak interjection: “Fuck, will this nightmare ever end?”
Adjective: “It was fucking ice cream.”
Adverb: “I had a fucking good time.”
Pronoun: “I hit fuckface with my fist.”

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:11:47pm

“As one professional to another, I would appreciate if you would minimize your constant use of profanity.”

Dead Bang - Don Johnson & William Forsythe

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:11:59pm

And of course, for bewilderment, who could forget my favorite “What in the bejesusing fuck…”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:16:36pm

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Noun: “I don’t give a fuck.”
Intransitive verb: “Let’s fuck.”
Transitive verb: “I did try and [sic] fuck her, but I couldn’t get there.” (Thanks, Trump)
Auxiliary verb: “He’s fucking sleeping.”
Strong interjection: “Fuck! Will this nightmare ever end?”
Weak interjection: “Fuck, will this nightmare ever end?”
Adjective: “It was fucking ice cream.”
Adverb: “I had a fucking good time.”
Pronoun: “I hit fuckface with my fist.”

I can’t figure out how to use “fuck” as a conjunction or preposition though.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:17:31pm

re: #8 PrairieQueen

Super hoping the lovechild alluded to in the Rowan Farrow podcasts becomes front page news before the election.

Listened to the PodCast. The source for the Trump “lovechild” story had third-hand knowledge — no one with more knowledge has provided any confirmation. And, does anyone really believe that this would cost Trump any support? It’s not a crime and his supporters wouldn’t care if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue. And they apparently don’t care if he sold out our nation to Russia.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:18:33pm

re: #30 Belafon

Another Anne tweet collection about this: balloon-juice.com. I would need to copy them all, so it would be better if you just went over. Warren takes a conciliatory approach to their criticism, while Sanders supporters go after everyone. Except this guy:

I don’t think Ryan realizes he’s not actually helping Bernie. (“Ryan Grim is an American author, former Washington, D.C. bureau chief for HuffPost and The Intercept, and a progressive political commentator for The Young Turks”, per Wikipedia.)

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:18:59pm

re: #38 Hecuba’s daughter

Listened to the PodCast. The source for the Trump “lovechild” story had third-hand knowledge — no one with more knowledge has provided any confirmation. And, does anyone really believe that this would cost Trump any support? It’s not a crime and his supporters wouldn’t care if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue. And they apparently don’t care if he sold out our nation to Russia.

“At least she didn’t get an abortion.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:20:28pm

re: #40 Belafon

“At least she didn’t get an abortion.”

His supporters wouldn’t care about that either. They are as racist and corrupt as he is.

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:20:46pm

I’d just like to take this nice fuck positive moment to say fuck Impeached soon to be ex-president Donald Trump.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:21:13pm

re: #39 Belafon

Another Anne tweet collection about this: balloon-juice.com. I would need to copy them all, so it would be better if you just went over. Warren takes a conciliatory approach to their criticism, while Sanders supporters go after everyone. Except this guy:

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I don’t think Ryan realizes he’s not actually helping Bernie. (“Ryan Grim is an American author, former Washington, D.C. bureau chief for HuffPost and The Intercept, and a progressive political commentator for The Young Turks”, per Wikipedia.)

His surrogates remain his worst attribute. I do not want them taking over the party.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:21:33pm

re: #42 Rightwingconspirator

I’d just like to take this nice fuck positive moment to say fuck Impeached soon to be ex-president Donald Trump.

And for the rest, I maintain that impeached President* Donald Trump should get fucked.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:21:46pm

re: #38 Hecuba’s daughter

The point wasn’t whether it was true - though it sounds more true than not - the case for more illegal use of campaign funds to kill stories is right there, and Rowan has done his homework. Should the story bust wide open, if it grow legs, Trump could join other luminaries like John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and others whose wandering dicks and coverups didn’t exactly peak their careers.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:22:31pm

re: #45 PrairieQueen

The point wasn’t whether it was true - though it sounds more true than not - the case for more illegal use of campaign funds to kill stories is right there, and Rowan has done his homework. Should the story bust wide open, ld it grow legs, Trump could join other luminaries like John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and others whose wandering dicks and coverups didn’t exactly peak their careers.

Yes, the cover up not the crime situation.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:24:05pm

re: #46 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Farrow is largely responsible for the reason pig troll Harvey Weinstein doesn’t sleep as well at night, as well.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:24:44pm

re: #47 PrairieQueen

Farrow is largely responsible for the reason pig troll Harvey Weinstein doesn’t sleep as well at night, as well.

Yes. He does his homework.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:27:22pm

re: #8 PrairieQueen

Super hoping the lovechild alluded to in the Rowan Farrow podcasts becomes front page news before the election.

Time for a long distance dedication to President Poopy Pants!

The Supremes , Love Child 1968

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:31:42pm

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

Man, they were really something. Epic good.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:32:27pm

re: #50 PrairieQueen

Man, they were really something. Epic good.

over 50 years and still sounds wonderful!

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:33:25pm

Tennessee is debating whether to add feminine hygiene product to their 3-day tax free weekend, but one Republican is concerned:

“I would think since it’s a sales tax holiday, there’s really no limit on the number of items anybody can purchase,” said Sen. Joey Hensley, a Republican from Hohenwald, while debating against the bill Tuesday. “I don’t know how you would limit the number of items someone could purchase.”

charlotteobserver.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:33:38pm

And TOOLSI is still at it on Fox!

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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:35:24pm

re: #48 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Sad thing is, I doubt if the Dems had that information in their hands - the smoking gun - if they’d do anything with it, citing “go high when they go low” or “but for the child’s sake” or some other self-defeating horseshit.

No, gloves are off. If it’s an advantage, use it. This isn’t a morality contest any more, it’s literally the future direction of the country at stake.

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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:38:38pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:38:47pm

re: #54 PrairieQueen

Sad thing is, I doubt if the Dems had that information in their hands - the smoking gun - if they’d do anything with it, citing “go high when they go low” or “but for the child’s sake” or some other self-defeating horseshit.

No, gloves are off. If it’s an advantage, use it. This isn’t a morality contest any more, it’s literally the future direction of the country at stake.

That’s why I like Bloomberg’s ads because he continually kicks Trump in the nuts and then turns Trump around and kicks him in the ass!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:41:30pm

re: #53 Joe Bacon 🌹

And TOOLSI is still at it on Fox!

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Fox isn’t corporate? I mean it acts state run but it’s officially corporate and she’s on there all the time. People know who she is and they don’t like her. She gave away her con by voting present.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:41:40pm

re: #53 Joe Bacon 🌹

And TOOLSI is still at it on Fox!

FOX of course is not “corporate media.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:42:45pm

re: #54 PrairieQueen

Sad thing is, I doubt if the Dems had that information in their hands - the smoking gun - if they’d do anything with it, citing “go high when they go low” or “but for the child’s sake” or some other self-defeating horseshit.

No, gloves are off. If it’s an advantage, use it. This isn’t a morality contest any more, it’s literally the future direction of the country at stake.

This type of story harms those who have sterling reputations — who are thought to be devoted to their spouse. For Trump — that is not true and would case barely a blip. What could matter are situations where the relationship was not consensual —for example if the E. Jean Carroll rape case gets traction.

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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:46:29pm
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secretslothbear  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:47:18pm
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PrairieQueen  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:47:56pm

re: #59 Hecuba’s daughter

I personally think marketed the right way, particularly before election, and humiliating his of-course-she-knows for the nth time wife, could be a real stone around his neck. I wouldn’t think twice about it. Then, if the rape story evidence comes through, it would be a one-two punch. Unsurvivable. He couldn’t tweet enough to dig himself out of that hole, especially when it virtually blankets the media.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:51:06pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

Wholly crap I see that thread is full of deluded people.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:51:36pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:51:49pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

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Something tells me that one of Trump or his biggest cronies has abused kids. The way they accuse everyone of being a child predator that criticizes Trump.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:53:04pm

re: #64 Dread Pirate

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Don’t have a cow, dude Devin.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:56:57pm

re: #53 Joe Bacon 🌹

And TOOLSI is still at it on Fox!

A good parent, who wasn’t a member of a cult, would have taught her better

//

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:57:23pm

re: #66 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Don’t have a cow, dude Devin. Milk Dud.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:58:38pm

re: #12 Belafon

“Disarray” for $5,000.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 12, 2020 • 8:59:50pm

re: #55 gocart mozart

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Loesch has been ratfucking beets.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:03:17pm

re: #69 GlutenFreeJesus

“Disarray” for $5,000.

Concerned for a grand.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:07:24pm

re: #71 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Concerned for a grand.

Concerned should automatically cost you 500 votes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:09:05pm

re: #72 Belafon

Concerned should automatically cost you 500 votes.

Well Susan Collins is seventeen concerns away from surpassing the number of Maine residents.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:11:40pm

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:11:54pm
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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:12:32pm
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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:13:11pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:15:07pm

re: #77 gocart mozart

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Bernie? The same one who appeared on Lou Dobbs and criticized the Bush administration from the right on immigration is the only one that will help the kids? That’s rich.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:16:05pm

Chris McDonald thinks Hillary Clinton killed Kobe Bryant (goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language, 7:14)

Chris McDonald Wonders if Hillary Clinton Murdered Kobe

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:21:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:32:01pm

Extremely local news update:

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:47:21pm

February 12th is an important day in animation history: Tara Strong was born on this date in 1973.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:50:19pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:51:19pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 9:58:22pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:00:35pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:02:13pm

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Watch Trump bust VIndman down to a Lieutenant and kick him out with a dishonorable discharge.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:10:19pm
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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:11:21pm

It’s gonna be hilarious when someone pulls ahead of him after Nevada and South Carolina.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:14:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:14:58pm

re: #87 Joe Bacon 🌹

Watch Trump bust VIndman down to a Lieutenant and kick him out with a dishonorable discharge.

He doesn’t have that authority.

The concern raised is in officer promotion boards and the “up or out” policy of the US military.

If one wingnut is on his colonel board, that person can prevent him from being advanced. Being passed over makes it much more difficult for him to advance in the next round, in short, ending his career.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:20:18pm

re: #90 Belafon

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I have no sympathy at all for these deluded fools.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:21:04pm

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🎃

He doesn’t have that authority.

The concern raised is in officer promotion boards and the “up or out” policy of the US military.

If one wingnut is on his colonel board, that person can prevent him from being advanced. Being passed over makes it much more difficult for him to advance in the next round, in short, ending his career.

Interesting because I thought the Commander In Chief could do whatever he wanted with officers.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:26:03pm

re: #93 Joe Bacon 🌹

Interesting because I thought the Commander In Chief could do whatever he wanted with officers.

It’s complicated.
sites.duke.edu

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:30:32pm

re: #59 Hecuba’s daughter

This type of story harms those who have sterling reputations — who are thought to be devoted to their spouse. For Trump — that is not true and would case barely a blip. What could matter are situations where the relationship was not consensual —for example if the E. Jean Carroll rape case gets traction.

You’re right. If it was in fact confirmed that Trump had a love one-night-stand child, no one would really be all that shocked to hear it. Hell, most people would probably be thinking, “Only the one?! There’s gotta be more!”

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:39:37pm

re: #90 Belafon

Over on Reddit, there’s a subreddit called “Qult Headquarters” which serves to highlight the QAnon followers pants-shitting insanity. There’s quite a few such examples; it’s sad on one level, to be sure, that people have gone so far as to alienate themselves from family or close friends because of their belief in an obvious LARP/conspiracy theory. And it’s also concerning, because you’re left wondering what’s gonna happen to them when the whole thing finally implodes.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:48:31pm

re: #96 Dr Lizardo

Over on Reddit, there’s a subreddit called “Qult Headquarters” which serves to highlight the QAnon followers pants-shitting insanity. There’s quite a few such examples; it’s sad on one level, to be sure, that people have gone so far as to alienate themselves from family or close friends because of their belief in an obvious LARP/conspiracy theory. And it’s also concerning, because you’re left wondering what’s gonna happen to them when the whole thing finally implodes.

Unfortunately, cults which implode frequently end in mass suicides.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:49:17pm

In Wuhan Coronavirus news:

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 10:52:49pm

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Unfortunately, cults which implode frequently end in mass suicides.

I certainly hope nothing like that happens - but sadly, I can imagine some of the Qultists choosing to end it all when their “victory” fails to transpire, much like we saw in Germany after the death of Hitler and the announcement of Germany’s surrender to the Allies.

IIRC, that was the largest wave of suicides seen in modern European history.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:02:07pm

Because of course…..

The grift never stops.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:04:34pm

re: #100 Dr Lizardo

Because of course…..

The grift never stops.

Jim Bakker needs a visit from the FDA. Making medical claims without evidence is a federal crime.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:08:56pm

re: #101 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Jim Bakker needs a visit from the FDA. Making medical claims without evidence is a federal crime.

He certainly merits an FDA investigation - and it’d be nice to see a snake-oil salesman put in the slammer for their BS.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:09:26pm

re: #102 Dr Lizardo

He certainly merits an FDA investigation - and it’d be nice to see a snake-oil salesman put in the slammer for their BS.

Making a complaint to the FDA now.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:13:25pm

Serious Voyage of the Damned

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:14:39pm

re: #104 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Serious Voyage of the Damned

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And every time a new case is detected, the 14-day quarantine countdown resets to zero.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:22:44pm

A bit more Wuhan Coronavirus news:

The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, and Beijing sacked two local leaders after criticisim of their handling of the crisis.

Health officials in Hubei province said 242 people had died from the flu-like virus on Wednesday, the fastest rise in the daily count since the pathogen was identified in December, and bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 1,310. The previous highest daily rise in the toll was 103 on Feb. 10.

Reports in state-run media said provincial Communist Party boss Jiang Chaoliang had been sacked as secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee, and Ma Guoqiang had been removed as party chief in the provincial capital Wuhan.

The reports did not state a reason for the dismissals, but the two are the most high-profile Chinese officials to date to be removed from duty following the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan late last yet.

in.reuters.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:33:26pm

Complaints of misrepresenting products as medical therapy do not go to the FDA. They go to the Federal Trade Commission.

I made a formal complaint against Jim Bakker there.

On the 20 Feb 2020 segment of the Jim Bakker Show, he made the claim that the colloidal silver product he sells will kill the novel coronavirus currently spreading in China. His guest also claimed colloidal silver will “boost your immune system.” They made claims that it has been tested on other strains of coronaviruses and kills them within twelve hours. She and Mr. Bakker are also calling the virus “influenza.” Right Wing Watch saved the clip from the show where they made the claims:

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:36:48pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I got the date wrong, but the clip has the correct date.

If you want to pile on with the complaints about Jim Bakker’s fraudulent claim, you can do so here. It only takes about five minutes.

I went to the trouble of getting the name of his Website. His telephone number is in the RWW clip.

ftccomplaintassistant.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:44:46pm

re: #106 Dr Lizardo

A bit more Wuhan Coronavirus news:

in.reuters.com

Obviously they just need some of Pastor Jim Bakker’s colloidal silver. /s

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:47:58pm

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Obviously they just need some of Pastor Jim Bakker’s colloidal silver. /s

It’s just amazing to me that Bakker has anyone left that takes him seriously. Sad to say, but it’s long been obvious that a good-sized chunk of the US population could be best described as a nation of suckers - a mass of hapless rubes, eager to be separated from their money by carnival barkers and hucksters.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:50:13pm

re: #110 Dr Lizardo

It’s just amazing to me that Bakker has anyone left that takes him seriously. Sad to say, but it’s long been obvious that a good-sized chunk of the US population could be best described as a nation of suckers - a mass of hapless rubes, eager to be separated from their money by carnival barkers and hucksters.

I will have to withhold why I believe why that is. I don’t care to be flayed alive here tonight.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:53:29pm

re: #110 Dr Lizardo

It’s just amazing to me that Bakker has anyone left that takes him seriously. Sad to say, but it’s long been obvious that a good-sized chunk of the US population could be best described as a nation of suckers - a mass of hapless rubes, eager to be separated from their money by carnival barkers and hucksters.

(8:58, Church funds itself with cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme, goes to The Non-Prophets, part of the Atheist Community of Austin).

Church Funds Itself with Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme | The Non-Prophets 18.12

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:53:34pm

Some good news.

This is translated from Czech via Google Translate.

Russian confidence in President Vladimir Putin has declined over the past two years, according to a new survey, to its lowest level since 2013.

A poll published by the independent Levada Center on February 12 says the same as other polls that also show Putin’s declining popularity.

35 percent of respondents said Putin was the most trusted country among all political leaders. In November 2017 it was 59 percent.

The other two political figures who received the highest ranking were Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who were slightly higher.

“The 24 percentage point drop (from November 2017) is really significant,” said Lev Gudkov, director of the Levada Center, for Radio Svoboda (RFE / RL). “It reflects the overall trend and shows a loss of confidence.”

The decline in confidence comes for the Kremlin at a time of trouble, amid discussions about what role Vladimir Putin should play after the end of his second six-year term in 2024.

Original, in Czech, can be found here: forum24.cz

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Chrysicat  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:56:49pm

My best remaining friend unfortunately is tucked away behind one of her non-political alternate personalities tonight, so I’m even more limited to who I can try to influence than usual.

Said alternate was mainly attempting to convince me that Bernie vs Trump isn’t a triumph of pro-Russian foreign policy even before the general commences.

I should have made more of a domestic policy argument like this one:

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Chrysicat  Feb 12, 2020 • 11:59:17pm

re: #113 Dr Lizardo

Some good news.

This is translated from Czech via Google Translate.

Original, in Czech, can be found here: forum24.cz

That’s great! If enough of that confidence is within either the Red Army or his praetorian guards, anyway.

As long as no one assassinates him or carries out a successful military coup, he could have a zero-percent approval rating and still not lose a whit of power.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:07:15am

re: #115 Chrysicat

That’s great! If enough of that confidence is within either the Red Army or his praetorian guards, anyway.

As long as no one assassinates him or carries out a successful military coup, he could have a zero-percent approval rating and still not lose a whit of power.

The real danger to Putin comes from an internal political coup more than anything else. If his cronies decide he’s outlived his usefulness and it’s time for him to go, then that’s that - they’d need to act before he could catch wind of a potential putsch. It’s why he’s seemingly so desperate to continue on in some capacity, even after his current presidency expires. For the time being, at least, Putin’s toadies are more or less content.

He knows the fate that often awaits tyrants once their time has run out - either in a prison cell for the rest of their lives…..or dangling at the end of a rope.

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Chrysicat  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:07:41am

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Complaints of misrepresenting products as medical therapy do not go to the FDA. They go to the Federal Trade Commission.

I made a formal complaint against Jim Bakker there.

On the 20 Feb 2020 segment of the Jim Bakker Show, he made the claim that the colloidal silver product he sells will kill the novel coronavirus currently spreading in China. His guest also claimed colloidal silver will “boost your immune system.” They made claims that it has been tested on other strains of coronaviruses and kills them within twelve hours. She and Mr. Bakker are also calling the virus “influenza.” Right Wing Watch saved the clip from the show where they made the claims:

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Funny, but Bakker has a natural human skintone! Wouldn’t he tend to be very, very grey if he had enough colloidal silver in his system to make any sort of medical difference?

Almost as though he doesn’t believe in his own product 🤔

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:15:20am

re: #117 Chrysicat

Funny, but Bakker has a natural human skintone! Wouldn’t he tend to be very, very grey if he had enough colloidal silver in his system to make any sort of medical difference?

Almost as though he doesn’t believe in his own product 🤔

Like that Libertarian politician who ran for office twice. He has argyria from drinking too much colloidal silver.

en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:27:06am

re: #116 Dr Lizardo

The real danger to Putin comes from an internal political coup more than anything else. If his cronies decide he’s outlived his usefulness and it’s time for him to go, then that’s that - they’d need to act before he could catch wind of a potential putsch. It’s why he’s seemingly so desperate to continue on in some capacity, even after his current presidency expires. For the time being, at least, Putin’s toadies are more or less content.

He knows the fate that often awaits tyrants once their time has run out - either in a prison cell for the rest of their lives…..or dangling at the end of a rope.

Especially if his opponents can figure out where he has all his money stashed and how to get at it. If they can do that, Putin is toast.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:28:23am

re: #19 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

A strong choice. I don’t think that one was actually on there. One other one was, “One does not simply fucking walk into Mordor.”

“And tonight, you shall fuck man-flesh!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:29:58am

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Noun: “I don’t give a fuck.”
Intransitive verb: “Let’s fuck.”
Transitive verb: “I did try and [sic] fuck her, but I couldn’t get there.” (Thanks, Trump)
Auxiliary verb: “He’s fucking sleeping.”
Strong interjection: “Fuck! Will this nightmare ever end?”
Weak interjection: “Fuck, will this nightmare ever end?”
Adjective: “It was fucking ice cream.”
Adverb: “I had a fucking good time.”
Pronoun: “I hit fuckface with my fist.”

and “fuck all”, UK English for “absolutely nothing”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:30:45am

re: #40 Belafon

“At least she didn’t get an abortion.”

I know it would be impossible to find out, but I wonder how many abortions he has financed…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:31:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:32:00am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🎃

FOX of course is not “corporate media.”

and Trump is not an “establishment politician”

and these are not the drones you are looking for…

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:35:01am

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Especially if his opponents can figure out where he has all his money stashed and how to get at it. If they can do that, Putin is toast.

It’s possible that a good deal of his money is in strawmen bank accounts*. It wouldn’t be all that difficult to set up, provided that a willing - and genuinely trustworthy - anonymous accomplice can be found.

*This is how the Russians used to set up property purchases here in Czech Republic prior to the country joining the EU. In 2001, when I first came here, it was illegal for foreigners to own Czech property, so the Russians would find a willing strawman (a “white horse”, as the Czechs call it) to put his or her name in the property registry in exchange for a nice, fat fee - in untraceable cash.

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Chrysicat  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:46:45am

re: #11 Belafon

That middle tweet for some reason had a level-one reply from a TERF who got into a running discussion where the other person didn’t realise where she was coming from.

So I tried to clear it up:

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:49:38am

re: #126 Chrysicat

That middle tweet for some reason had a level-one reply from a TERF who got into a running discussion where the other person didn’t realise where she was coming from.

So I tried to clear it up:

I really despise these Astro-TERF groups funded by conservative think tanks. It’s rodent-copulation of LGBT issues.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 12:57:55am

Social Security scammer calls an Apex, NC police captain while she is at her office. Another police officer recorded the encounter. (12:14)

Scam Callers Threaten Apex Police Captain with Arrest

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Chrysicat  Feb 13, 2020 • 1:02:47am

re: #89 Belafon

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It’s gonna be hilarious when someone pulls ahead of him after Nevada and South Carolina.

If no one does, we are screwed.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 1:39:04am

(17:36, goes to SciManDan’s channel)

Flat Earther Takes a Shot at Vaccines

Flat Earther Takes a Shot at Vaccines!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 2:16:35am

Professor Stick (a religion counter-apologist) goes after some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the novel coronavirus in China (10:49).

One of the wilder ones: Coronavirus is to stop the spreading of the truth of the flat earth.

“Coronavirus is to Stop Flat Earth” and Other Conspiracies

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 13, 2020 • 2:25:06am

re: #130 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The flat-earth creepers of the past couple of years are yet another example of the splatter from the world-view collapse. These flat-earthers are LARPing in the most twisted fashion.

There is a deep human need to escape via the magical. When that is denied people get angry.

It’s like the Trumpers, who know Trump is lying, but don’t care.

They are at the end of their comfort, their desires for the world to be a certain way having failed greatly.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 2:29:24am

re: #132 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The flat-earth creepers of the past couple of years are yet another example of the splatter from the world-view collapse. These flat-earthers are LARPing in the most twisted fashion.

There is a deep human need to escape via the magical. When that is denied people get angry.

It’s like the Trumpers, who know Trump is lying, but don’t care.

They are at the end of their comfort, their desires for the world to be a certain way having failed greatly.

Same with antivaxxers, 9/11 truthers, New World Order (thanks for that phrase GW Bush), you name it. And ofttimes when a person buys into one conspiracy, they buy into others.

Same with Dixie’s “Lost Cause” myth, or Germany’s “stab in the back” myth. The person in question can’t explain it, so it must be a mysterious “they” who is doing “something” to them.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 13, 2020 • 2:30:57am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 3:36:06am

I’m going to head off to bed.

Seth Meyers: Bernie Wins New Hampshire, Trump and Barr Protect Roger Stone: A Closer Look (11:16)

Bernie Wins New Hampshire, Trump and Barr Protect Roger Stone: A Closer Look

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 13, 2020 • 3:42:28am

Prager U
Class of 2017

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 3:49:00am

re: #136 DodgerFan1988

Prager U
Class of 2017

Go Devils! — Mr. Deity

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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:17:00am

Who knew! Morning all.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:22:29am

re: #83 Dread Pirate

Ditto all Republicans except Romney.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:24:47am

I was off watching YouTube videos. I got an advert from Nebraska Tourism on the Sandhill Crane migration (that’s a big deal for bird watchers).

That was pretty cool.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:32:29am

re: #53 Joe Bacon 🌹

And TOOLSI is still at it on Fox!

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Nazis and Russians getting along. That’s nice.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:33:18am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:36:13am

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I was off watching YouTube videos. I got an advert from Nebraska Tourism on the Sandhill Crane migration (that’s a big deal for bird watchers).

That was pretty cool.

I see the migration every year. I watched a flock wheeling northward last Sunday.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:36:16am

That’s a big honking organ.

mupa.hu

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:40:22am

re: #138 Dave In Austin

Why are these rightwing Christians so obsessed with what consenting adults do in their bedrooms. There are so many other issues that they could concern themselves with such as poverty, homelessness, single parents, etc.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:41:30am

re: #141 Eventual Carrion

Nazis and Russians getting along. That’s nice.

Is there a second Molotov/Ribbentrop pact we haven’t heard about?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:42:55am

re: #143 Dave In Austin

I see the migration every year. I watched a flock wheeling northward last Sunday.

We don’t see too many here, as we are too far west in the Sandhills. The big area for them is between North Platte to Kearney.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:45:16am

re: #145 Patricia Kayden

That would mean they’d have to get off their judgmental asses and actually DO something instead of clucking like little demented hens. It’s much easier to be a judgmental asshole and not have to do anything but run your mouth.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:46:58am

re: #145 Patricia Kayden

Why are these rightwing Christians so obsessed with what consenting adults do on their bedrooms. There are so many other issues that they could concern themselves with such as poverty, homelessness, single parents, etc.

Poverty: They hold up their giving as proof they are good Christians. Secondarily, it’s a chance to preach (especially in church soup kitchens or whatnot).

Homelessness: Churches are big on running the homeless off their property. People like President Jimmy Carter are few and far between, and he does it because he is a good man, not because he’s a Christian.

Single Parents: They are object lessons on slatterns. It doesn’t matter if the single mother is someone like my mother, a war widow. She didn’t remarry as fast as possible, so she went right on the heap with the rest of those slutty sluts.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:48:09am

re: #145 Patricia Kayden

Why are these rightwing Christians so obsessed with what consenting adults do in their bedrooms. There are so many other issues that they could concern themselves with such as poverty, homelessness, single parents, etc.

Simple. If they can declare the other “non-Christian” for this or that behavior than they can freely cheat, lie, steal, and also ignore the opinion or statements of that other.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:50:28am

re: #150 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Simple. If they can declare the other “non-Christian” for this or that behavior than they can freely cheat, lie, steal, and also ignore the opinion or statements of that other.

Plus “forgiven” (with the added requirement of confession for Catholics and Orthodox).

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:53:19am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:54:52am

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

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Oh sounds reasonable.//

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 4:56:27am

Observation: Most of the blue checks on Twitter named “Molly” seem to be liberals.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:17:07am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:20:09am

Thread, twenty-three tweets, yesterday:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:20:43am

re: #117 Chrysicat

Funny, but Bakker has a natural human skintone! Wouldn’t he tend to be very, very grey if he had enough colloidal silver in his system to make any sort of medical difference?

Almost as though he doesn’t believe in his own product 🤔

I remember the Montana Libertarian Senate candidate who did so much colloidal silver that his skin turned blue and he looked like an Andorran from Star Trek!

washingtonpost.com

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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:22:00am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:24:13am

Number one trending on American Twitter at the moment, John Kelly.

On my previous post about the usages of the word “fuck,” I’ll apply the word as a noun: He can take a flying one at a rolling doughnut.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:32:09am

(video, 1:03)

Cal Cunningham (D) is running in North Carolina to retire Sen. Thom Tillis. The GOP is running a $1.3 million advert buy there to promote a lesser-known Democrat in the North Carolina Primary to curb enthusiasm for Cunningham in November.

Mr. Cunningham put together an advert with a number of television stations there reporting on the rodent-copulation by Republicans in the Democratic Primary.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:46:49am
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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:49:23am

re: #5 Belafon

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From what I understand, you could only vote in the primary if you were registered as a Democrat or undeclared. Your affiliation had to be put in by September, 2019. So Republicans who decided to heed Trump’s call would not have been allowed in.

Today’s electoral-vote.com has a good analysis of what really happened.
Two simple tables
The top five and bottom five cohorts who voted for each candidate

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:53:00am

8°F (-13°Commie) and snowing. Seems like time to go to bed and warm up.
forecast.weather.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:54:37am

re: #162 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Our twenty-five delegates in Nebraska will be the deciding votes to put someone over the top on May 12 … watch that space.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 5:57:36am

re: #159 Anymouse 🌹🎃

So why did anyone with functioning eyes or ears assume that Kelly would do anything different at the White House? Why did political and media elites pretend that he would be a sober and moderate figure, a check or restraint on the president, rather than Trump’s nasty and brutish mini-me?

Funny, how all the ones ousted or who’ve lost their protected status suddenly find religion in truth after previously enjoying their stint as one of Trump’s errand boys. They happily go through the motions and do all that damage, but only develop any smidgen of a conscience when they are on the receiving end of a fucking. Their narratives read like Brownshirts that were only following orders. Fuck ‘em.

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jaunte  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:03:54am
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A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:06:42am

re: #165 PrairieQueen

There’s usually a book or tv deal lurking in the background with these bastards too. When things go to shit beyond what they already are, none of the poverty or lack of jobs, healthcare or public services will touch them. We’re nothing to them and neither is a functioning democracy. They don’t care because they don’t have to.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:11:40am

re: #53 Joe Bacon 🌹

And TOOLSI is still at it on Fox!

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Without playing it, is it bad that I don’t know which one is Tulsi and which is Laura?

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:12:39am

re: #167 A Mom Anon

That’s it, exactly. Aside from throwing a too-late revelation or opinion over their shoulder as they amble off in the sunset, just what the fuck have any of these people done to right their wrongs or help their country? They haven’t sacrificed shit.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:18:08am

re: #162 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Looking at those tables, I noted something about Joe Biden.

Bearing in mind the Democratic Party adopted a resolution acknowledging atheists and religiously unaffiliated as an important part of the Democratic coalition, “never church” is one of the least supportive group for Joe Biden.

Democrats Adopt Resolution Embracing Religiously-Unaffiliated (goes to my article in the right hand column from August of last year. Biden should be aware of our party platform if he’s running as our standard bearer.)

How Christians actually view us:

Why Doesn’t the Media Identify Murderers as Atheists? (written by Ausador in the right-hand column in 2012)

Making False Claims about Specific Groups is Dangerous (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, April 7, 2018, six years after Ausador’s post here, the letter which outed me as an atheist and cost me reëlection in my town when I rebutted the “mass-murders are atheists” Christian trope).

That’s why Joe gets little support from atheists when he promotes his religious views, and the same goes for Buttigieg. We don’t care about their faith; we care about their policy proposals.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:18:12am

re: #90 Belafon

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Don’t be a dick
People won’t treat you like one

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:19:39am

re: #95 Dr Lizardo

You’re right. If it was in fact confirmed that Trump had a love one-night-stand child, no one would really be all that shocked to hear it. Hell, most people would probably be thinking, “Only the one?! There’s gotta be more!”

When you’ve lowered the bar to the ground all by yourself….

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Chrysicat  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:19:46am

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:21:29am

re: #100 Dr Lizardo

Because of course…..

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The grift never stops.

Then why weren’t you selling this cure a year ago?

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jeffreyw  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:23:18am

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:23:42am

Asador’s article here started with the line: I didn’t know that atheists were such a pervasive criminal blight on society, …

Atheists/agnostics (atheists who are afraid of the term), nones, don’t cares, now make up nearly 20% of the population. That will hurt candidates in the Democratic Primary who promote faith as part of their policy: They will lose those voters.

Candidates like Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar, &c will gain the votes of those who feel religion should not be part of lawmaking.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:24:28am

re: #174 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Then why weren’t you selling this cure a year ago?

I already reported him to the Federal Trade Commission for that claim. It is illegal to make such claims.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:25:33am

re: #166 jaunte

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:26:09am

re: #121 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and “fuck all”, UK English for “absolutely nothing”

And fuck all y’all, which is just… lyrical

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:27:33am

re: #165 PrairieQueen

Funny, how all the ones ousted or who’ve lost their protected status suddenly find religion in truth after previously enjoying their stint as one of Trump’s errand boys. They happily go through the motions and do all that damage, but only develop any smidgen of a conscience when they are on the receiving end of a fucking. Their narratives read like Brownshirts that were only following orders. Fuck ‘em.

Who else remembers Watergate where most of the crooks got book and even TV movie deals and they made a mint from it? Every last one of them should have been slapped with liens and the media companies should have been fined. But since that didn’t happen, Republicans learned that they could get away with it and get a nice hefty Swiss bank account out of the deal.

If I had my way Kelly and his fellow stooges would have been jailed for their crimes. But we now live in a country where Republicans are above the law. And they can murder people in detention centers while the corrupted press gives them a pass.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:32:56am

re: #139 Patricia Kayden

Ditto all Republicans except Romney.

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Isn’t Kelly on the board of one of the companies doing the “detaining”?

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:33:05am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It’s sad that non-religious persons are persecuted as much or more as those that follow minority religions, and the low hanging fruit for politicians is always religious pandering to the most popular religious group, namely Christian. From there, an overwhelming percentage of (namely GOP) politicians then race to fringe with the fundamentalists, the oh-so-easily duped, the evangelicals, and charismatics (let’s call them Values Voters) confirming every baseless suspicion how their values are under attack, and all the scary bad shit that will happen if the other guy gets elected.

As soon as the religious shit gets pulled out of the vest pocket and waved around like a badge of honor, I tune out. I’m really tired of having to hold my nose and vote for them after their very obvious gesture of pandering, only because they’re still better than the next asshole.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:34:22am

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

re: #173 Chrysicat

#Homeoffice tells 101-year-old man his parents must confirm identity to stay in #UK after

I had to google his name to make sure this wasn’t a satirical news offering.

Found it carried by the Guardian, Mirror, Dailymail, Irish Times and the NY Post

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:36:01am

The health care debate is going to be fun fo rthe party for sure. I think a lot of younger people are going to Bernie specifically because he’s touting a change of the health care system (though without details). And there’s a DK diary from the head of the airline workers union blasting Pete’s “Mediare if you want it” proposal because it’s not strong enough. But then there’s another diary about the Culinary union where they blast M4A plans because it would take away what they earned.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:36:31am

re: #178 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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And yet he was happy to lie about Rep Wilson to protect Trump. I have sympathy for Colonel Vindman, Ambassador Yovanovich, & Dr. Fiona Hill but none for Kelly.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:36:51am

re: #180 Joe Bacon 🌹

Watergate was my time, and I sure do remember. It does piss one off when these thugs profit off their misdeeds simply by writing about them or going on talk shows, basically getting $200 to pass Go after doing unthinkably bad shit.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:37:49am

re: #180 Joe Bacon 🌹

Who else remembers Watergate where most of the crooks got book and even TV movie deals and they made a mint from it? Every last one of them should have been slapped with liens and the media companies should have been fined. But since that didn’t happen, Republicans learned that they could get away with it and get a nice hefty Swiss bank account out of the deal.

If I had my way Kelly and his fellow stooges would have been jailed for their crimes. But we now live in a country where Republicans are above the law. And they can murder people in detention centers while the corrupted press gives them a pass.

New York passed the first so-called “Son of Sam” law (prohibiting profiting off criminal activity with books, films, &c) in 1977. Watergate figures did not have such a law then to slap liens on them.

Other states quickly followed.

Such laws are frequent targets of free speech advocates, in that you can profit of any speech, but not “this” speech. They argue such laws are a violation of the I Amendment.

In 1987, Simon and Schuster successfully argued before the Supreme Court the New York law was overly broad, arguing other examples of books which would have been prohibited such as “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” (The decision was 8-0)

A new law was passed in New York in 2001 saying victims must be notified if a criminal publishes a story in which they receive $10,000 or more, and allows victims to sue the writer. Thus far the law has survived all court challenges.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:38:51am

re: #186 PrairieQueen

Watergate was my time, and I sure do remember. It does piss one off when these thugs profit off their misdeeds simply by writing about them or going on talk shows, basically getting $200 to pass Go after doing unthinkably bad shit.

It’s a good living because they know the media will ignore their role and portray them as “voices of reason.” And then shit repeats itself. Remember that Stone had a role in CREEP.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:39:39am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Looking at those tables, I noted something about Joe Biden.

Bearing in mind the Democratic Party adopted a resolution acknowledging atheists and religiously unaffiliated as an important part of the Democratic coalition, “never church” is one of the least supportive group for Joe Biden.

Democrats Adopt Resolution Embracing Religiously-Unaffiliated (goes to my article in the right hand column from August of last year. Biden should be aware of our party platform if he’s running as our standard bearer.)

How Christians actually view us:

Why Doesn’t the Media Identify Murderers as Atheists? (written by Ausador in the right-hand column in 2012)

Making False Claims about Specific Groups is Dangerous (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, April 7, 2018, six years after Ausador’s post here, the letter which outed me as an atheist and cost me reëlection in my town when I rebutted the “mass-murders are atheists” Christian trope).

That’s why Joe gets little support from atheists when he promotes his religious views, and the same goes for Buttigieg. We don’t care about their faith; we care about their policy proposals.

Your last sentence. +1

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:42:53am

If Carter had thrown the book at the Watergate crooks Iran-Contra wouldn’t have happened.

What galls me is the idolization of Oliver North. Gary Webb documented how North allowed South-Central Los Angeles get flooded with Contra Cocaine. He had the proof and published his articles.

And then what happened?

The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times all conspired to cover up North’s crimes and destroy Gary Webb. They drove Gary Webb to suicide. The same Gary Webb who spoke to me and multiple friends who knew and saw Freeway Ricky Ross get set up by Blandon to take the fall.

Oliver North should have been locked up in Leavenworth for the rest of his fucking life. Instead that fake was canonized as a saint.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:44:40am

re: #188 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If they’re pardoned, plea-dealed, or likely guilty but disappear before the axe falls, there’s nothing to stop them from profiting on a spill the beans tour. They get money from special interest groups, they get big money and benefits and retirement from their last crooked job, then they make money for coming clean after a lifetime of being shady.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:46:33am

re: #190 Joe Bacon 🌹

If Carter had thrown the book at the Watergate crooks Iran-Contra wouldn’t have happened.

What galls me is the idolization of Oliver North. Gary Webb documented how North allowed South-Central Los Angeles get flooded with Contra Cocaine. He had the proof and published his articles.

And then what happened?

The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times all conspired to cover up North’s crimes and destroy Gary Webb. They drove Gary Webb to suicide. The same Gary Webb who spoke to me and multiple friends who knew and saw Freeway Ricky Ross get set up by Blandon to take the fall.

Oliver North should have been locked up in Leavenworth for the rest of his fucking life. Instead that fake was canonized as a saint.

He was working for the party in power
And when that party is the r’s, well…..

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:47:18am

re: #191 PrairieQueen

If they’re pardoned, plea-dealed, or likely guilty but disappear before the axe falls, there’s nothing to stop them from profiting on a spill the beans tour. They get money from special interest groups, they get big money and benefits and retirement from their last crooked job, then they make money for coming clean after a lifetime of being shady.

Then they “find Jay-Zuss” like that crook Chuck Colson and get to spend the rest of their lives on the Sunday Right Wing Church Circuit fleecing the flocks living the tax-exempt Pulpit Pimping lifestyle!

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:48:04am

re: #190 Joe Bacon 🌹

That’s the same shitty Oliver North that was ousted by the shitty NRA, right? Talk about garbage that never goes away.

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jeffreyw  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:51:41am

re: #110 Dr Lizardo

It’s just amazing to me that Bakker has anyone left that takes him seriously. Sad to say, but it’s long been obvious that a good-sized chunk of the US population could be best described as a nation of suckers - a mass of hapless rubes, eager to be separated from their money by carnival barkers and hucksters.

The silver med has been around for a while.

Damn right I’ve got the blue(s).
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:52:46am

re: #195 jeffreyw

The silver med has been around for a while.

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Looks like an Andorran from Star Trek!

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b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:54:37am

re: #195 jeffreyw

The silver med has been around for a while.

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Such a healthy blue glow

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:54:53am

Unexpected admission/confession.

Last month, officers at a border crossing there pulled aside hundreds of Iranian-Americans — including U.S citizens and green card holders — and held them for hours.

“In that specific office,” acting CBP commissioner Mark Morgan said at a briefing with reporters in Washington, “leadership just got a little overzealous.”

At the time, tensions with Iran were rising after the U.S. air strike that killed a top Iranian general. And field offices had been told to be vigilant. But Morgan says they were not instructed to hold and question everyone from Iran.

npr.org

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:55:32am

re: #191 PrairieQueen

If they’re pardoned, plea-dealed, or likely guilty but disappear before the axe falls, there’s nothing to stop them from profiting on a spill the beans tour. They get money from special interest groups, they get big money and benefits and retirement from their last crooked job, then they make money for coming clean after a lifetime of being shady.

Yep and then history repeats itself. It’s telling that the worst scandals in recent American political history are tied into one party. One party that has fought changing demos for years.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:55:37am

re: #195 jeffreyw

The silver med has been around for a while.

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Makes me wonder how much pancake makeup they put on Jim Bakker to cover up his ugly-assed face?

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b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:56:30am

re: #200 Joe Bacon 🌹

Makes me wonder how much pancake makeup they put on Jim Bakker to cover up his ugly-assed face?

Not enough

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 13, 2020 • 6:58:17am

re: #190 Joe Bacon 🌹

If Carter had thrown the book at the Watergate crooks Iran-Contra wouldn’t have happened.

What galls me is the idolization of Oliver North. Gary Webb documented how North allowed South-Central Los Angeles get flooded with Contra Cocaine. He had the proof and published his articles.

And then what happened?

The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times all conspired to cover up North’s crimes and destroy Gary Webb. They drove Gary Webb to suicide. The same Gary Webb who spoke to me and multiple friends who knew and saw Freeway Ricky Ross get set up by Blandon to take the fall.

Oliver North should have been locked up in Leavenworth for the rest of his fucking life. Instead that fake was canonized as a saint.

He ffs gets to tell war stories on FNC like he’s Grandpa Ollie. My grandfather thankfully did give him hell when he tried to shake Grandpa’s hand. I’ve always been proud to be named for my grandfathers but when I found out my Grandpa did that, I was proud as hell. Grandpa was conservative in a lot of ways but what North did pissed him off.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:01:31am

re: #193 Joe Bacon 🌹

Then they “find Jay-Zuss” like that crook Chuck Colson and get to spend the rest of their lives on the Sunday Right Wing Church Circuit fleecing the flocks living the tax-exempt Pulpit Pimping lifestyle!

See also Jim Bakker, Kent Hovind, &c.

Part of the issue is the “redeemed” narrative pervasive amongst many conservative Christian sects.

Christianity holds all people are “wretches” (see Amazing Grace’s first line for that) and need to be saved by grace.

The story of a “fallen” Christian who saw the light, repented, and is now following the straight-and-narrow is a powerful testimony (and Charismatics call it their testimony) to others on how God’s grace can save the most wretched sinner.

The entire idea of a testimony is to reinforce staying the straight-and-narrow for those in the church, so they don’t stray and run into a heathen like me (and if they do and I implant heretical thoughts, they then also have a testimony they can declare to their church).

The testimony of a “sinner” coming back to “the light” is also a very self-serving act: The person making such a public confession and return to God is the centre of attention from his or her followers.

People like Swaggart or Hovind are considered plusses to Charismatics and other conservative churches, because in their minds it proves their theology is correct.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:02:07am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And there has been too much abuse, criminality, and wrong-doing justified and “forgiven” by faith and supposedly “acting in God’s name”.

Good people can be Christians, but not being Christian does not automatically make you bad.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:02:14am

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:03:03am

re: #174 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Then why weren’t you selling this cure a year ago?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:03:34am

re: #204 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And there has been too much abuse, criminality, and wrong-doing justified and “forgiven” by faith and supposedly “acting in God’s name”.

Good people can be Christians, but not being Christian does not automatically make you bad.

I agree, but there are plenty of people who think otherwise.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:03:54am

re: #175 jeffreyw

Woodpecker checking up that his bodyguard Jay is keeping the College of Cardinals in check? (And I hear that the Jay will work for peanuts!)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:05:53am

I’m going to log out now. It’s still lightly snowing and still cold here.

I don’t recall shutting off the outside heater… . /s

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:05:59am

re: #197 b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)

It’s the go-to juice for Fundies everywhere, and has been for a loooong time. They’re as passionate about their bullshit bug juice as they are about Jesus. No amount of evidence to the contrary will inform them the shit is toxic and its claims are horseshit. They get outright feisty, for real. They’ll go down swinging saying it’s all just scary liberal science and a hoax to prevent people from knowing about a “real” cure, then give made-up bullshit examples about how it cured so-and-so’s cancer or bad juju or leaky ladyparts or ear infection (with prayer, of course).

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:08:25am

re: #180 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just one name: G. Gordon Liddy

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:10:23am

re: #210 PrairieQueen

It’s the go-to juice for Fundies everywhere, and has been for a loooong time. They’re as passionate about their bullshit bug juice as they are about Jesus. No amount of evidence to the contrary will inform them the shit is toxic and its claims are horseshit. They get outright feisty, for real. They’ll go down swinging saying it’s all just scary liberal science and a hoax to prevent people from knowing about a “real” cure, then give made-up bullshit examples about how it cured so-and-so’s cancer or bad juju or leaky ladyparts or ear infection (with prayer, of course).

Just like these idiots were about Laetrile and Apricot Pits as a quack cancer cure in the 70s!

Two incidents involving relatives.

1) Aunt had uncontrolled manic-depressive cycles. Drs. prescribed medicine which she would flush down the john. She would go to her Foursquare church every day for “healing” services and would swear Jesus healed her. Minute she came home here come the manic-depression cycles again. And my Grandmother would tell me, “That’s our family secret…”

2) Sister had diabetes. Also opposed the ACA. Wouldn’t go to Drs. Instead she got obsessed with “natural cures”. Kept winding up un the ER. Kidney failure, Heart failure. Went to church to get “healed” and wound up in the ER time after time. No insurance, her church did bake sales which didn’t net doodle-squat. Finally got on Medicare that she said was “ungodly” got the Hospice benefit while her husband endlessly BS’d about how he hated that N-Word Obama.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:12:29am

re: #198 Rightwingconspirator

Unexpected admission/confession.

npr.org

Sounds like CBP needs additional oversight and body recorders as well. Plus some additional training on what is, and is not, actionable abuse of their powers and “discretion”.

And why do I think “overzealous” didn’t include any meaningful disciplinary action against the leadership that decided to OK the abuse?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:13:35am

re: #212 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just like these idiots were about Laetrile and Apricot Pits as a quack cancer cure in the 70s!

And now, but they call laetrile Vitamin B-17 (amongst others, Google promotes adverts for it at the top of a search, because libertarians don’t care if they poison you as long as they make money on it).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:15:14am

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And now, but they call laetrile Vitamin B-17 (amongst others, Google promotes adverts for it at the top of a search, because libertarians don’t care if they poison you as long as they make money on it).

And claim it’s a vitamin supplement since the regulations on those are much less than claiming it’s a medicine.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:17:09am

re: #212 Joe Bacon 🌹

No, this is a lot more adamant, and at least that old. We’re talking its own movement, but think more Jesus, and like if Alex Jones and Kevin Trudeau and Jenny McCarthy somehow all had one love child and it was adopted by Ronald Reagan. These are intensely passionate and stupid people.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:17:49am

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:18:02am

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Oh and you’ll come across the occasional news article about idiots who eat a dozen apricot pits and wind up in the hospital from being poisoned…but it’s all in the name of Jesus!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:21:13am

re: #217 A Mom Anon

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b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:23:15am

Hope Hicks back at the White House.

Return of a favorite cast member, this new season of POTUS is gonna be great!

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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:23:16am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:23:32am
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b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:24:04am

re: #221 Dave In Austin

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$1.97 gas is the new cheap gas?

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jeffreyw  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:24:51am

re: #208 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Woodpecker checking up that his bodyguard Jay is keeping the College of Cardinals in check? (And I hear that the Jay will work for peanuts!)

What we do in the shadows…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:25:28am

re: #218 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh and you’ll come across the occasional news article about idiots who eat a dozen apricot pits and wind up in the hospital from being poisoned…but it’s all in the name of Jesus!

Our village clerk who died in 2012 fell into that.

She was stricken with colorectal cancer and died at the age of fifty-two. Aggressive chemotherapy is tough on a person, and she was swayed into discontinuing that and going to an “alternative medicine” practitioner in Chicago (read quack) for Vitamin B-17 therapy.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church across the street from my house though: As far as I know they don’t push for alternative medicine or substituting prayer for medicine.

I’d really like to know who looped her into thinking cyanide was a better treatment than standard medical treatment for cancer.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:25:50am

re: #105 Dr Lizardo

And every time a new case is detected, the 14-day quarantine countdown resets to zero.

No, the passengers have been isolated from one another. The plan is still to end it for passengers on Feb 19. (There will be health checks, and the crew’s situation is more complicated.)

By the way, 200 cases is about 5% of the people on board.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:27:21am

re: #212 Joe Bacon 🌹

Those are two horrible, sad stories. But uncommon? Not at all.

Blah blah blah bad shit bad shit prayer prayer bad shit bad shit - oops, science - “but nothing will shake my faith.”

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Jay C  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:29:43am

re: #208 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Woodpecker checking up that his bodyguard Jay is keeping the College of Cardinals in check? (And I hear that the Jay will work for peanuts!)

You heard wrong.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:31:01am

re: #223 b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)

$1.97 gas is the new cheap gas?

How many years ago was that photo taken?

There ain’t anything close to that here. Gas Buddy has the price a bit over $2 in Omaha, but out here in the Old West it’s about $3 for regular +corn, and more for straight gasoline, and your first-born child for ethyl.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:32:29am

re: #219 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:33:38am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🎃

How many years ago was that photo taken?

There ain’t anything close to that here. Gas Buddy has the price a bit over $2 in Omaha, but out here in the Old West it’s about $3 for regular +corn, and more for straight gasoline, and your first-born child for ethyl.

I’m sure that picture is from Texas, the only place where Cornyn cares about anyone (every 6 years).

I’ve seen lower lately.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:33:52am

re: #227 PrairieQueen

Those are two horrible, sad stories. But uncommon? Not at all.

Blah blah blah bad shit bad shit prayer prayer bad shit bad shit - oops, science - “but nothing will shake my faith.”

Surgeon who spends eight years in medical school and hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn surgery, with a whole hospital team behind her and two hundred years of scientific study in medicine:

“God saved my life.”

Die from something despite the best efforts of the medical community? “God called him home.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:34:06am

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Our village clerk who died in 2012 fell into that.

She was stricken with colorectal cancer and died at the age of fifty-two. Aggressive chemotherapy is tough on a person, and she was swayed into discontinuing that and going to an “alternative medicine” practitioner in Chicago (read quack) for Vitamin B-17 therapy.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church across the street from my house though: As far as I know they don’t push for alternative medicine or substituting prayer for medicine.

I’d really like to know who looped her into thinking cyanide was a better treatment than standard medical treatment for cancer.

And I was brought up that a church congregation was a support, if you wanted or needed it. And getting cancer treatments (especially chemo IMO) is a place where the positive support is really important since the treatments make you feel sick, tired, and obviously easy to get depressed. And probably willing to start looking at any alternatives that might not hit you the same way.

Aside: I was lucky in that my treatments were just radiation after the surgery, and not both radiation and chemo. But I was interacting with people who were undergoing both when I went in for treatments every day. The staff were very positive and the patients were pretty good at talking to each other and being positive. (And you also got to “ring the bell” after your last treatment.) And something else added to my pre-existing conditions list.

And colorectal cancers are a complete bitch. Serious surgical treatments for those are life changing. Get your periodic colostomy exams done people! Temporary discomfort doing the prep, but much better than not finding a cancer as early as possible.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:35:32am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Surgeon who spends eight years in medical school and hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn surgery, with a whole hospital team behind her and two hundred years of scientific study in medicine:

“God saved my life.”

Die from something despite the best efforts of the medical community? “God called him home.”

Same gig Trump wants. Gets all the glory and never any of the blame.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:37:50am

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It’s a very deliberate, steadfast, almost militant anti-science view they adopt. It goes hand in hand with their Christian persecution complex thing. They can recite page after page of made-up horseshit claims that have been shared between their church buddies and fringy friends about these cureless cures and toxic remedies, believing the made-up horseshit is debunking science. I notice any presentation of scientific facts makes them double down on their bullshit claims, and get really hostile. It’s a weird thing to watch, frankly.

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:40:13am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🎃

How many years ago was that photo taken?

There ain’t anything close to that here. Gas Buddy has the price a bit over $2 in Omaha, but out here in the Old West it’s about $3 for regular +corn, and more for straight gasoline, and your first-born child for ethyl.

Last week, it got down to $1.87 here in the DFW area in some places, jumped up to $1.99 on Tuesday, and is now down to $1.97.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:40:37am

re: #230 A Mom Anon

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:41:25am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Tornado hits a trailer park. 35 people killed, one small child found barely alive in the rubble, gets saved. “It’s a miracle! Miracle baby survives!” thoughts and prayers x 1000

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:43:55am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🎃

How many years ago was that photo taken?

There ain’t anything close to that here. Gas Buddy has the price a bit over $2 in Omaha, but out here in the Old West it’s about $3 for regular +corn, and more for straight gasoline, and your first-born child for ethyl.

Most southern states in relative close proximity to Texas enjoy lower gas prices. Here on the Gulf Coast most of the stations are selling below $2/ gallon right now.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:45:54am

re: #235 PrairieQueen

It’s a very deliberate, steadfast, almost militant anti-science view they adopt. It goes hand in hand with their Christian persecution complex thing. They can recite page after page of made-up horseshit claims that have been shared between their church buddies and fringy friends about these cureless cures and toxic remedies, believing the made-up horseshit is debunking science. I notice any presentation of scientific facts makes them double down on their bullshit claims, and get really hostile. It’s a weird thing to watch, frankly.

When presented with facts which threaten their worldview, people tend to double down on their worldview. And there is now a vast infrastructure in place to brainwash them.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:46:17am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:48:04am

re: #223 b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)

That’s what we are paying now in CenTex.
But we had $1.62 gas under Obama
And with the Saudi Glut, it’s to expensive to Frack right now. They need $85bl to make it profitable.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:50:32am

re: #238 PrairieQueen

Tornado hits a trailer park. 35 people killed, one small child found barely alive in the rubble, gets saved. “It’s a miracle! Miracle baby survives!” thoughts and prayers x 1000

House burns down but Bible survives. “It’s a miracle!” Family is out their home, but they have a book.

Or, the fire brigade comes in time to save them from total loss. “It’s a miracle!” No credit to the trained firefighters, their equipment paid for through taxation or charity, constant training for such situations, &c.

The Thinking Atheist (a religious counter-apologist who used to be an evangelical broadcaster in Oklahoma) interviewed Rebecca Vitsmun, the atheist woman who’s life was spared in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

She was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer, who asked her if she’d thanked God (presumably for the entire destruction of her home but she and her baby survived). She said no, she was an atheist.

Wingnuts like Glenn Beck immediately claimed that Mr. Blitzer must have been ambushed or set up in his interview, and that claim of an ambush persists to this day amongst Christians (it’s not possible there could have been an atheist who survived a horrible tornado *cough I survived two* without prayer to God).

(16:31, a fascinating interview)

Rebecca Vitsmun: I’m Actually An Atheist

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Jay C  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:50:39am

re: #236 Belafon

Last week, it got down to $1.87 here in the DFW area in some places, jumped up to $1.99 on Tuesday, and is now down to $1.97.

But is any of that pricing really due to “fracking”? I’m certainly no expert. but I though fracking was used mainly for natural gas production.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:51:12am

re: #240 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Reminds me, good article from The Atlantic about exactly that:

The Trump campaign is planning to spend more than $1 billion, and it will be aided by a vast coalition of partisan media, outside political groups, and enterprising freelance operatives. These pro-Trump forces are poised to wage what could be the most extensive disinformation campaign in U.S. history. Whether or not it succeeds in reelecting the president, the wreckage it leaves behind could be irreparable.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:53:20am

re: #244 Jay C

Both……

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:56:24am

I thought the drop in gas prices was in part due to China’s industrial base slowing down production because of coronavirus-related quarantines.

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sagehen  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:58:24am

re: #222 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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re Bloomberg “buying the election”:

the whole reason we oppose billionaires funding candidates (especially dark money) is because they want something specific in return. They’re investing.

The Mercers spent hundreds of millions on Trump, because they have a $7 billion outstanding debt to the IRS that they’re expecting to have drastically reduced. Good RoI. The Kochs spend a billion every cycle to buy a Senate that will reduce their taxes by 3-4 billion; and environmental deregulation that puts billions more in their pockets. Good RoI.

Nobody’s investing in Bloomberg to expand their own personal fortune. He takes no donations, he’s totally self-funding (which early in 2016 Trump said he was, but that was obviously a big fat lie). And he’s not going to make the govt, or foreign governments, spend on anything that ends up in his own pocket.

Bloomberg’s policy positions are his own. And most of them (especially on guns, climate change and health care) are positions liberals like, positions he’s supported for decades at considerable expense. He’s not a Steyer or Yang, some rich guy with opinions who claims his expertise in one field is transferable to a new field he’s never worked in — he’s a guy who spent 12 years proving his expertise is applicable to the job he’s after. He did a very good job in NYC, left the city in much better shape than he found it.

His goals in this campaign are 1) to remove a cancer from the presidency; and 2) to do for the country what he did for NYC. New Yorkers are okay with that.

Stop & Frisk/racial issues — okay, yeah, that’s a problem. On the other hand, ALL the candidates have some degree of problems with racial issues. Best we just compare his issues to the other candidates’ and grade on a curve. He seems to have learned better; and if Stacey Abrams is okay with him, that’s good enough for me.

Amy Klobuchar is still my first choice; but Bloomberg’s a pretty strong second.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 13, 2020 • 7:59:08am

re: #245 PrairieQueen

Reminds me, good article from The Atlantic about exactly that:

Fortunately, that stuff mostly only works on a large but very narrow demographic of non-college educated whites and white religious fundamentalists. Trump maxes out at about 46% of the vote, so if 51% of opposing voters can unite in support of the Democratic nominee, we will win.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:01:09am

1. Bloomberg is 5’8, not 5’4.
2. The box thing is a pile of bullshit
3. Mike Bloomberg has plenty enough political baggage for numerous lines of attack against him.
4. This is childish and immature
5. FUCK Trump.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:02:13am

re: #238 PrairieQueen

Tornado hits a trailer park. 35 people killed, one small child found barely alive in the rubble, gets saved. “It’s a miracle! Miracle baby survives!” thoughts and prayers x 1000

Tornado hits a trailer park. 36 people killed, including one infant. A bible is found in the debris, undamaged. IT’S A MIRACLE!!!!

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sagehen  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:02:18am

re: #238 PrairieQueen

Tornado hits a trailer park. 35 people killed, one small child found barely alive in the rubble, gets saved. “It’s a miracle! Miracle baby survives!” thoughts and prayers x 1000

God also has opinions about who should win football games. From the Super Bowl to PeeWee, and everything in between. (you’d think he should be a Saints fan, but apparently not).

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A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:05:46am

Trump is what you get when you raise a child with no love, no affection, no encouragement, along with buying him off and giving him whatever he wants to keep him out of his parents’ way. Shipped off to boarding schools when old enough. This is not an excuse for this POS’s behavior, but he is kind of the perfect example of everything you don’t do to raise a child to be a decent human.

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lizardofid  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:07:06am

re: #249 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Fortunately, that stuff mostly only works on a large but very narrow demographic of non-college educated whites and white religious fundamentalists. Trump maxes out at about 46% of the vote, so if 51% of opposing voters can unite in support of the Democratic nominee, we will win.

And, don’t forget, electoral college complicates.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:10:15am

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:11:45am

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Our village clerk who died in 2012 fell into that.

She was stricken with colorectal cancer and died at the age of fifty-two. Aggressive chemotherapy is tough on a person, and she was swayed into discontinuing that and going to an “alternative medicine” practitioner in Chicago (read quack) for Vitamin B-17 therapy.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church across the street from my house though: As far as I know they don’t push for alternative medicine or substituting prayer for medicine.

I’d really like to know who looped her into thinking cyanide was a better treatment than standard medical treatment for cancer.

alternatives prey on ‘hope’ and ‘anything’s possible’, when in truth, there isn’t hope and everything is not possible.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:13:09am

re: #242 Dave In Austin

That’s what we are paying now in CenTex.
But we had $1.62 gas under Obama
And with the Saudi Glut, it’s to expensive to Frack right now. They need $85bl to make it profitable.

The Saudi oil ministers are not idiots. They’re sitting on very large reserves that will take years to use up. So they are interested (as compared to other OPEC nations with lesser reserves) in keeping oil prices at a spot that is profitable without quite making the alternatives to their oil economic to pursue.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:14:42am

Wingnut……..

The best thing to ask a blubbering Trumpist on twitter is “What will you do if he loses?”
It’s all you have to ask.

So far No one will answer it. The give some bullshit answer and then I ask “You didn’t answer the question Again, What will you do if he loses?” THey get really mad as hell and eventually run away or block you.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:14:50am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Surgeon who spends eight years in medical school and hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn surgery, with a whole hospital team behind her and two hundred years of scientific study in medicine:

“God saved my life.”

Die from something despite the best efforts of the medical community? “God called him home.”

sometimes i’m too cynical
- ‘god guided the surgeon’s hand’
- “called him home’ right before the relatives filed the lawsuit

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:18:44am

re: #244 Jay C

But is any of that pricing really due to “fracking”? I’m certainly no expert. but I though fracking was used mainly for natural gas production.

Hydralic Fracturing (aka “fracking”) applies to oil wells as well as natural gas well.

Term is closely connected now with using the process on shales that hold (and produce) the natural gas since they are much more impermeable than the sandstones that are the usual reservoirs for oil and gas in the traditional sense. And by drilling horizontally and then fracking it a single well can be more productive since it is drawing gas from a larger area.

en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:18:49am

I’m out now. Bed is calling. Catch y’all later.

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:19:13am

re: #244 Jay C

But is any of that pricing really due to “fracking”? I’m certainly no expert. but I though fracking was used mainly for natural gas production.

I think it’s mainly that Texas keeps it’s taxes on the gas low, mainly these days by building toll roads everywhere. It does help that we have ports and processing so that it doesn’t cost as much to ship it.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:19:19am

re: #245 PrairieQueen

Reminds me, good article from The Atlantic about exactly that:

“The Trump campaign is planning to spend more than $1 billion, “

pocket change to bloomberg

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:21:33am

re: #250 Eclectic Cyborg

1. Bloomberg is 5’8, not 5’4.
2. The box thing is a pile of bullshit
3. Mike Bloomberg has plenty enough political baggage for numerous lines of attack against him.

4. This is childish and immature
5. FUCK Trump.

Trump actually tweeted out that Bloomberg was racist and then deleted it because that might make Bloomberg more appealing to his base.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:22:05am

re: #251 The Pie Overlord!

Tornado hits a trailer park. 36 people killed, including one infant. A bible is found in the debris, undamaged. IT’S A MIRACLE!!!!

i always found it good policy to live in a development adjacent to a trailer park

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PrairieQueen  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:22:54am

re: #259 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Some people aren’t going to make it even with the best medicine or the most prayer. It’s just a fact. Not all puppies make it, not all people make it, not all species make it. Some are going to die pointless, horrible, painful, shocking, heartbreaking deaths.

But don’t ever blame their death on bullshit Bible verses, claim it’s because God was mad because gay wedding cakes or abortion, or if only they’d followed that bullshit Jim Bakker colloidal silver remedy instead of being treated by a doctor, God called them home early, or if only more people had joined in prayer they’d be alive. It’s all bullshit, and might as well be pulled out of a hat.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:26:33am

re: #262 Belafon

I think it’s mainly that Texas keeps it’s taxes on the gas low, mainly these days by building toll roads everywhere. It does help that we have ports and processing so that it doesn’t cost as much to ship it.

And prices will tend to be a bit lower due to proximity to the refineries. Don’t need to ship it as far and pay said transportation costs before selling it.

A few years back there was a sort of “sweet spot” headed west from Philadelphia where the gas prices hit a sort of local minimum - close enough to the refineries/mixing facilities* while the station was not in a place with (I guess) higher operating costs due to proximity to Philadelphia.

* - Unleaded gasoline in the US is pretty much a specialty chemical. Additive rules vary by state and time of year. So it comes out of the refinery as sort of vanilla, and then gets all the extra stuff added at a distribution location before going to the stations to be sold.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:27:46am

re: #266 PrairieQueen

Some people aren’t going to make it even with the best medicine or the most prayer. It’s just a fact. Not all puppies make it, not all people make it, not all species make it. Some are going to die pointless, horrible, painful, shocking, heartbreaking deaths.

But don’t ever blame their death on bullshit Bible verses, claim it’s because God was mad because gay wedding cakes or abortion, or if only they’d followed that bullshit Jim Bakker colloidal silver remedy instead of being treated by a doctor, God called them home early, or if only more people had joined in prayer they’d be alive. It’s all bullshit, and might as well be pulled out of a hat.

I don’t ever recall Drew Carey doing “Miracles From a Hat”.
//

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:29:55am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:36:51am

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Our village clerk who died in 2012 fell into that.

She was stricken with colorectal cancer and died at the age of fifty-two. Aggressive chemotherapy is tough on a person, and she was swayed into discontinuing that and going to an “alternative medicine” practitioner in Chicago (read quack) for Vitamin B-17 therapy.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church across the street from my house though: As far as I know they don’t push for alternative medicine or substituting prayer for medicine.

I’d really like to know who looped her into thinking cyanide was a better treatment than standard medical treatment for cancer.

When I was about 12 or so, my dad told me the story of a co-worker of his back in the late 1960s who developed cancer - and decided to forgo medical treatment and instead believed drinking oceans of green tea would cure him.

His co-worker died less than eight months later. And that’s how I learned that woowoo is no substitute for medical science.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:44:59am

re: #270 Dr Lizardo

When I was about 12 or so, my dad told me the story of a co-worker of his back in the late 1960s who developed cancer - and decided to forgo medical treatment and instead believed drinking oceans of green tea would cure him.

His co-worker died less than eight months later. And that’s how I learned that woowoo is no substitute for medical science.

Isn’t that what happened to Steve Jobs? He tried new age crap and it didn’t work and then it was too late.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:47:02am

re: #271 I Would Prefer Not To

Isn’t that what happened to Steve Jobs? He tried new age crap and it didn’t work and then it was too late.

Yep, Andy Kaufman too.

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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:47:48am

Bloomberg knows how to clap back on this carnival barking clown (which is trending bigly)

Also - Hope Hicks is returning to the scene of the crime!

Hopey changey the old man’s diapers.

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:49:40am

re: #273 makeitstop

I was about to say something NSFW, so I’ll just shorten it to “Grandpa, do you still like what you see?”

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lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:50:34am

re: #17 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I saw a pin on Pinterest talking about the fact that the Lord of the Rings is rated PG-13, and thus, is technically entitled to one “fuck” somewhere in the film. The discussion was on the best place in which to put said bomb. My favorite was when Pippin knocks the skeleton into the well, and a single word was uttered… “fuck”.

Or when Gandalf gets taken out by the Balrog and after he says fly you fools to the remaining fellowship. Aragorn or Frodo could say it then.

Samwise could utter Fuck in the Mount Doom scene when watching the fighting Gollum and Frodo.

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aatharuv  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:52:03am

re: #273 makeitstop

Hope Hicks is coming back? I suppose they needed another body double for Melania or at least someone good enough for Donnie….

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:52:10am

re: #275 lawhawk

Or when Gandalf gets taken out by the Balrog and after he says fly you fools to the remaining fellowship. Aragorn or Frodo could say it then.

Samwise could utter Fuck in the Mount Doom scene when watching the fighting Gollum and Frodo.

Or when Gollum goes splat into the lava - he croaks out a last, “Fuck” as he’s consumed.

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lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:52:41am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Trump’s been tweeting up a storm today, attacking everyone from the jurors who convicted Stone to former DHS and CoS Kelly.

He’s batcrap insane and lying in every fucking tweet (and if they try to monetize that in Twitter, they’d be profitable within hours). Premium words like bulkshit? Hey, that’d cost, but it’d be worth it.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:52:53am

re: #276 aatharuv

Hope Hicks is coming back? I suppose they needed another body double for Melania or at least someone good enough for Donnie….

I really wouldn’t be surprised if it has to do with Trump’s deteriorating mental state.

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lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:54:02am

re: #276 aatharuv

She’s apparently working with Jared around Jared’s efforts. In other words, try to make the DOA ME peace plan somehow less DOA or revive his immigration plan, which is also DOA.

Everything Jared has worked on has been a failure.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:55:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:57:49am

re: #281 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The Republican Party needs to step in and have a talk with Jim. By killing off stupid, gullible people, Bakker is threatening their base.

That made me genuinely laugh out loud.

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gocart mozart  Feb 13, 2020 • 8:59:33am

re: #25 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What’s funny is that it’s slowly making itself socially acceptable to use in professional conversation, at least in my circles. We drop F-bombs pretty much every day at work. Part of that is due to the elite level of stress amongst my peers, but also because it’s just such a useful word to accentuate just how pissed off or stressed or frustrated you really are, or how fucking stupid someone is.

“It doesn’t even need to be part of a sentence. Depending on the tone of voice, or if it’s a sigh, a surprised reaction, or just a grunt of disgust, or you dropped a hammer on your foot - it works all by itself too. It’s really the Swiss Army knife of the English language.”

As per the greatest dialogue writing in television history

The Wire Fuck scene YouTube

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:01:05am

re: #271 I Would Prefer Not To

Isn’t that what happened to Steve Jobs? He tried new age crap and it didn’t work and then it was too late.

Partially. Jobs was also notorious for doing odd fasts and having poor personal hygiene habits.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:01:25am

Look at this shit……… Flagrant.

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lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:02:01am

Why would anyone object to extending the ERA deadline? Oh wait, the GOP who thinks that the ERA would provide another legal basis for protecting women’s rights and agency over their bodies. It is a direct effort to go after Roe.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:03:27am

Valentines Day is TOMORROW guys and gals……

Don’t forget.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:04:51am

re: #287 Dave In Austin

Valentines Day is TOMORROW guys and gals……

Don’t forget.

Oh trust me, I never do.

Also, my wifes birthday is February 17th, so my bank account never likes me this time of year.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:05:38am

re: #278 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Trump’s been tweeting up a storm today, attacking everyone from the jurors who convicted Stone to former DHS and CoS Kelly.

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He’s batcrap insane and lying in every fucking tweet (and if they try to monetize that in Twitter, they’d be profitable within hours). Premium words like bulkshit? Hey, that’d cost, but it’d be worth it.

fore person? he must be thinking golf or something.

and if there were jury bias, wouldn’t that be the fault of his lawyers?

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:07:43am

I got Z a Valentine gift:

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sagehen  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:09:28am

re: #287 Dave In Austin

Valentines Day is TOMORROW guys and gals……

Don’t forget.

For anybody uncertain what to get their beloved…

Chocolate-covered strawberries are always welcome. It may not be sufficient, you may have to get something else as well. But don’t forget the chocolate-covered strawberries.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:11:03am

Two people have un-friended me on Facebook for posting negative comments about Bernie Sanders. I understand their concern and cordially invite them to go fuck themselves.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:13:07am

re: #287 Dave In Austin

Valentines Day is TOMORROW guys and gals……

Don’t forget.

Never do; it’s my birthday and as such don’t acknowledge any other aspect of it. I am so married…

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:13:14am

re: #286 lawhawk

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Why would anyone object to extending the ERA deadline? Oh wait, the GOP who thinks that the ERA would provide another legal basis for protecting women’s rights and agency over their bodies. It is a direct effort to go after Roe.

5 R votes. shout it from the rooftops, the R’s support the ERA. TOTALLY BIPARTISAN!!!!

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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:13:46am

re: #287 Dave In Austin

Valentines Day is TOMORROW guys and gals……

Don’t forget.

My wife and I didn’t know what to get each other for Valentine’s Day, so we made a decision on a mutual gift…

We’re going to see Cheap Trick. We’re just a couple of hopeless romantics.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:14:17am

re: #290 The Pie Overlord!

I got Z a Valentine gift:

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some gifts just hit you where you live

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jeffreyw  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:14:36am

re: #208 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I was wondering when that scene was going to be posted.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:14:37am

My daughters would have done this just for fun, probably still would.

Giphy

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:14:56am
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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:15:12am

re: #286 lawhawk

Why would anyone object to extending the ERA deadline? Oh wait, the GOP who thinks that the ERA would provide another legal basis for protecting women’s rights and agency over their bodies. It is a direct effort to go after Roe.

They think women will buy too many tampons if they remove the sales tax. Of course equal rights is a foreign concept.

“on near party line vote” Note that it would probably be described as bipartisan if it were flipped the other way with Democrats voting with the GOP.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:15:38am

Oooh….

The Green Knight | Official Teaser Trailer HD | A24

Based on the poem, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, a late 14th century Middle English chivalric romance, one of the best known of the Arthurian stories.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:16:06am

re: #295 makeitstop

My wife and I didn’t know what to get each other for Valentine’s Day, so we made a decision on a mutual gift…

We’re going to see Cheap Trick. We’re just a couple of hopeless romantics.

They were here last week. But we had a hefty dog expense and couldn’t go. I’ve never seen them. Wait, yes I have. They played a field show at my college in the 1980s. Anyway, have fun. “He’s a whore—I’ll do anything for money….”

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:17:53am

re: #289 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

fore person? he must be thinking golf or something.

and if there were jury bias, wouldn’t that be the fault of his lawyers?

“The jury thought he was guilty. They’re so biased.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:18:04am

re: #300 Belafon

They think women will buy too many tampons if they remove the sales tax. Of course equal rights is a foreign concept.

Rush Limbaugh thought more sex would require more birth control pills.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:19:05am

re: #303 Belafon

“The jury thought he was guilty. They’re so biased.”

Perfect summation.

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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:22:59am

re: #302 Barefoot Grin

They were here last week. But we had a hefty dog expense and couldn’t go. I’ve never seen them. Wait, yes I have. They played a field show at my college in the 1980s. Anyway, have fun. “He’s a whore—I’ll do anything for money….”

I’m a big fan. I’ve probably seen them 20 or so times, at least 10 of them with my wife.

That band just exudes cool. And with Neilsen’s guitar collection, it’s like seeing a guitar show with a soundtrack.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:23:48am

just got our florida mail in primary ballots

16 candidates for president

8 of them are already gone
any more by the 3/17 deadline?

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:25:10am

Yep, so many things to focus on besides obstructin’ Hope Hicks….

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:26:58am

re: #306 makeitstop

I’m a big fan. I’ve probably seen them 20 or so times, at least 10 of them with my wife.

That band just exudes cool. And with Neilsen’s guitar collection, it’s like seeing a guitar show with a soundtrack.

That’s right. A couple of years ago you sent me the band’s remix of In Color. I made a CD for a friend, but somehow it disappeared from my iTunes. I see the friend weekly, so I need to borrow that back!

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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:28:13am

re: #309 Barefoot Grin

That’s right. A couple of years ago you sent me the band’s remix of In Color. I made a CD for a friend, but somehow it disappeared from my iTunes. I see the friend weekly, so I need to borrow that back!

I think I’ve still got it on my server, lemme look….

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:28:58am

Attention job-seekers!

Planters is hiring people to drive its NUTmobile around the U.S.

Are you a peanut-lover in search of a new job that enables you to travel the country? Planters is hiring nine people to drive its NUTmobile around the United States and represent the Planters brand through media appearances, interviews and visits in communities.

Drivers are known as Peanutters and receive a salary as well as paid expenses, benefits and clothing. The position is described as “self-managed with many responsibilities.” And of course, the opportunity to drive around in the NUTmobile is a super-fun job perk as well. The job lasts one year beginning in June 2020.

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CarolJ  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:29:52am

re: #279 Dr Lizardo

They have to recycle people now. Would anybody new join this mess?

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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:30:09am

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:30:34am

re: #312 CarolJ

They have to recycle people now. Would anybody new join this mess?

They could probably recruit out of churches.

//

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:31:11am

re: #314 Eclectic Cyborg

They could probably recruit out of churches.

//

As long as they don’t actually answer to God.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:33:59am

re: #313 makeitstop

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gocart mozart  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:35:14am

What the fuck was that juror thinking by talking to the press? She handed President Shit Head a bullshit talking point on a silver platter and at the same time put a target on her own back. She is going to get death threats for inadvertently helping Trump.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:37:51am

re: #311 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Attention job-seekers!

Planters is hiring people to drive its NUTmobile around the U.S.

[Embedded content]

“Drivers are known as Peanutters and receive a salary as well as paid expenses, benefits and clothing.”

top hat, tails, monocle?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:38:43am

re: #318 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

“Drivers are known as Peanutters and receive a salary as well as paid expenses, benefits and clothing.”

top hat, tails, monocle?

“Just give me the Monopoly Guy package.”

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plansbandc  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:40:05am

re: #231 b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)

Been cheaper than that at Costco here.

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CarolJ  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:42:08am

re: #314 Eclectic Cyborg

They would last a week. Part of the reason for the Trump shitshow also being an incompetent (Thank God) one is this: usually Presidential administrations draw personnel from the previous party’s Presidential administration. Example: Obama drew a lot from Clinton’s Administration, and if Carter’s hadn’t been so long ago that most of them retired, some of his people would have been recruited as well.

One reason is that these people don’t have to be brought up to speed so much, and the other vetting has already been done. You just have to update the resume and vet for situations after they left. Bush 2 people went to Trump early, saw he was hopeless, and have refused to join the administration and are refusing to join it. So Trump has only his motley crew to draw from.

One of the most salient things about the Trump Administration is that the people most devoted to him lack the educational and work experiences to actually work at such a high level. They can’t help him because they don’t know how and are unwilling to learn how.

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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:44:27am

This video…

Jordan is a piece of crap.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:45:35am

re: #319 Eclectic Cyborg

“Just give me the Monopoly Guy package.”

well now you’re talking mustaches

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:46:45am

re: #321 CarolJ

They would last a week. Part of the reason for the Trump shitshow also being an incompetent (Thank God) one is this: usually Presidential administrations draw personnel for the previous party’s administration. One reason is that these people don’t have to be brought up to speed so much, and the other vetting has already been done. You just have to update the resume and vet for situations after they left. Bush 2 people went to Trump early, saw he was hopeless, and have refused to join the administration and are refusing to join it. So Trump has only his motley crew to draw from.

all that unwritten ‘institutional knowledge’ used to be valuable

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lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:47:12am

re: #289 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Voir dire allows lawyers to dismiss potential jurors.

No objections were made to this pool that ultimately decided to convict Trump’s crony Stone on all charges. The charges were unanimous.

Trump is lying and obfuscating. A juror can talk about their feelings on sentencing after issuing the guilty verdict. They feel strongly that Stone deserved significant prison sentence.

Trump actively interfered, and now has the GOP lackeys like Graham lying and claiming there was bias in the jury room - there wasn’t. It’s all a smokescreen.

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lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:49:31am

Everything is a lie and a grift.

Everything is a lie.

Ivanka talks about women’s rights, but the GOP voted to let the ERA die because of a deadline set in the original language. They oppose the ERA because it would give women equal rights and protections under the Constitution and it would prove a basis to protect their right to reproductive health and abortions.

That’s why the GOP opposes. They know that their efforts to overturn Roe and reproductive health cases like Griswold are threatened should the ERA be ratified.

Meanwhile, Ivanka continues to personally profit from using foreign labor on her clothing lines where laws are lax. It’s all a grift.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:52:36am

re: #287 Dave In Austin

Valentines Day is TOMORROW guys and gals……

Don’t forget.

It’s a very hard day for me to get thru because that’s the day we held Mom’s funeral. Ever since it’s a rough day for me.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:54:17am

re: #326 lawhawk

The House has voted to extend the deadline for the ERA.

If the Democrats take the Senate (and the White House) later this year, wouldn’t that put the ERA in a good position to become an official Constitutional amendment early next year, when the new Senate and POTUS are sworn in?

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 13, 2020 • 9:59:00am

re: #295 makeitstop

My wife and I didn’t know what to get each other for Valentine’s Day, so we made a decision on a mutual gift…

We’re going to see Cheap Trick. We’re just a couple of hopeless romantics.

Nice. Saw them years ago with Michael Stanley Band opening at the Houston Coliseum. Very good show.

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Florida Panhandler  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:02:23am

re: #306 makeitstop

I’m a big fan. I’ve probably seen them 20 or so times, at least 10 of them with my wife.

That band just exudes cool. And with Neilsen’s guitar collection, it’s like seeing a guitar show with a soundtrack.

Rick recently bought Geddy Lee’s 59 Les Paul at auction for around $250,000. Must be nice to have that kind of guitar money.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:03:44am

re: #331 Florida Panhandler

Rick recently bought Geddy Lee’s 59 Les Paul at auction for around $250,000. Must be nice to have that kind of guitar money.

If I ever lose my job I’m gonna auction off my ‘98 MIM Tele for the big bucks!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:07:20am

re: #328 Dr Lizardo

The House has voted to extend the deadline for the ERA.

If the Democrats take the Senate (and the White House) later this year, wouldn’t that put the ERA in a good position to become an official Constitutional amendment early next year, when the new Senate and POTUS are sworn in?

The question would be if the states which rescinded their ratifications did so validly. They are very red now, and are unlikely to reapprove it.

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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:07:35am

re: #331 Florida Panhandler

Rick recently bought Geddy Lee’s 59 Les Paul at auction for around $250,000. Must be nice to have that kind of guitar money.

Yeah, I saw that. That Lester was in real nice shape for its age - I’m guessing Geddy bought it so he could one day flip it for a quarter mil.

I have a friend in NYC who owns a ‘59 Burst, likely worth as much or more than Geddy’s (he bought it from Rick Derringer). He takes it on the subway to play gigs in dive bars all over NYC. Dude’s a little crazy.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:08:35am

I know it’s weird, but I hate Valentines Day. You want to show me I’m loved and special? Do kind and thoughtful things for me, just because. I’ve heard too many men bitch about how much they hate and stress out over it that I think it’s mostly an obligatory reflex for a lot of couples, and most of the marketing is geared towards men. Now, if you and your beloved love this day and the celebration brings you joy and closeness, then do what ya do. The best part for me is when all the dark chocolate candies and cakes get marked down to clearance prices on the 15th. Romance? Meh,lol.

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calochortus  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:08:46am

Good morning. We’re recovering from some random norovirus-y thing here. After the initial “exciting” part, it has just left us feeling exhausted. Much sleeping, little eating, but I’m finally back to reengaging with the world. The big question is where I picked it up as I was nowhere but home except picking up some cardstock at Michael’s and Kaiser orthopedics, which is a couple blocks away from the “sick people” part of Kaiser.
Whatever.

I haven’t been able to keep up here (or anywhere else.) Did I miss anything?

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gocart mozart  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:09:54am

This is pitch perfect. What movie is this from?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:10:01am

re: #336 calochortus

I haven’t had norovirus in 17 years and I STILL vividly remember how awful it made me feel.

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Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:10:32am

re: #335 A Mom Anon

I know it’s weird, but I hate Valentines Day. You want to show me I’m loved and special? Do kind and thoughtful things for me, just because. I’ve heard too many men bitch about how much they hate and stress out over it that I think it’s mostly an obligatory reflex for a lot of couples, and most of the marketing is geared towards men. Now, if you and your beloved love this day and the celebration brings you joy and closeness, then do what ya do. The best part for me is when all the dark chocolate candies and cakes get marked down to clearance prices on the 15th. Romance? Meh,lol.

At some level, I hate all of the “give gifts on this day” types of things, including birthdays. If I see something I think you’ll like, I’ll get it for you.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:10:44am

re: #328 Dr Lizardo

The House has voted to extend the deadline for the ERA.

If the Democrats take the Senate (and the White House) later this year, wouldn’t that put the ERA in a good position to become an official Constitutional amendment early next year, when the new Senate and POTUS are sworn in?

Haven’t a couple states rescinded their original approval? And this will die on Mitch’s desk anyway. The whole legislative process will have to be renewed next year anyway since all pending legislation dies when a new Congress is sworn in.

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calochortus  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:11:32am

re: #335 A Mom Anon

I know it’s weird, but I hate Valentines Day. You want to show me I’m loved and special? Do kind and thoughtful things for me, just because. I’ve heard too many men bitch about how much they hate and stress out over it that I think it’s mostly an obligatory reflex for a lot of couples, and most of the marketing is geared towards men. Now, if you and your beloved love this day and the celebration brings you joy and closeness, then do what ya do. The best part for me is when all the dark chocolate candies and cakes get marked down to clearance prices on the 15th. Romance? Meh,lol.

We’ve never “done” Valentine’s Day here, either. We’re more likely to celebrate on Groundhog Day (long story, it’s silly) if we do at all.
I don’t hate Valentine’s Day, it’s just not any more meaningful than, say St. Patrick’s Day.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:12:38am

re: #340 Hecuba’s daughter

Haven’t a couple states rescinded their original approval? And this will die on Mitch’s desk anyway. The whole legislative process will have to be renewed next year anyway since all pending legislation dies when a new Congress is sworn in.

They’re building the case that Mitch is ignoring what the House is voting on. That’s what this is. Trump has called them a do nothing House but it’s actually the Senate R’s that do nothing but enable Trump.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:12:46am

If anyone was worried about that one Gallup poll showing Trump at 49% approval, don’t. On 538’s aggregate his approval rating is dropping back to about where it was. Except for a sharp drop in approval during the shutdown, Trump has remained about 8-10 points underwater, and there’s no reason to think that will change much by November.projects.fivethirtyeight.com

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gocart mozart  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:13:49am
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makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:13:56am

re: #341 calochortus

We’ve never “done” Valentine’s Day here, either. We’re more likely to celebrate on Groundhog Day (long story, it’s silly) if we do at all.
I don’t hate Valentine’s Day, it’s just not any more meaningful than, say St. Patrick’s Day.

We avoid celebrating Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day, because the restaurants are packed and they jack up their prices to take advantage.

We’ll grab dinner at an Ecuadorean restaurant near the venue tomorrow night, because it’ll probably be just another Friday for them.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:15:42am

re: #337 gocart mozart

Here’s the original scene:

The Bad Guy Speech (Scarface)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:15:55am

re: #345 makeitstop

We avoid celebrating Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day, because the restaurants are packed and they jack up their prices to take advantage.

This is why I am treating my wife to a candlelight dinner at HOME this year.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:17:22am

re: #339 Belafon

Yep. Like today, The Husband had a doctor’s appointment and then had to go to Lowe’s for a new porch light. While he was there he got me one of those things with the pincher thingys one the end to reach high stuff or reach things when you drop them. Why? Because my back has been wrecked from Miss GSD pulling me around like a Husky with a sled across the frozen tundra. AKA going for a walk with Cleo. That is love right there. Better than a diamond, to me anyway.

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calochortus  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:17:29am

re: #339 Belafon

At some level, I hate all of the “give gifts on this day” types of things, including birthdays. If I see something I think you’ll like, I’ll get it for you.

Yeah, I don’t come from a “gifty” family, nor does Mr. C. I like giving the (adult) kids little gifts if I think it’s something they really would like or they need, but Mr. C. and don’t even really give each other Xmas or birthday gifts any more. After 40+ years together, we have plenty of opportunities to do things for each other without looking at a calendar.

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calochortus  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:18:13am

re: #349 calochortus

Which is not to say that if dates are important to someone else, that it’s a bad thing-it’s just not our thing.

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gocart mozart  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:19:11am

Let’s see if he reponds.

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plansbandc  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:20:05am

re: #335 A Mom Anon

Agreed. VD is bullshit.

353
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:21:09am

A fascist says this.

354
lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:21:54am

re: #346 Dr Lizardo

Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy is also appropriate for a Scarface voice over.

355
BeachDem  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:22:04am

And now SC takes center stage. Just got the SCDP email about upcoming events this weekend—I think I’ll be busy…washing my hair…cleaning lint traps, etc.

Thursday, February 13—Orangeburg Town Hall with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Parzell’s Cafe, 963 Russell St. Orangeburg, SC.

Friday, February 14—Coffee & Tea with Tulsi 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. 108 E Third North Street, Summerville, SC.

And the most heinous of all—
Sunday, February 16—Community Meeting with Senator Nina Turner, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover 11:00 AM. West End Community Development Center, 404 Vardry St, Greenville, SC 29601.

Ugh, ugh and ugh.

356
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:22:40am

re: #347 Eclectic Cyborg

This is why I am treating my wife to a candlelight dinner at HOME this year.

Who is doing the cooking, serving & cleaning up?

357
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:24:45am

Z: What’s the point of going to a restaurant when you can make something just as delicious at home?

ME: Somebody else does the cooking, serving & cleaning up.

358
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:26:04am

re: #333 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The question would be if the states which rescinded their ratifications did so validly. They are very red now, and are unlikely to reapprove it.

does it say ‘no backsies’ anywhere in the constitution?

359
Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:26:49am

The husband of one of my wife’s clients have her a rather large gift card to a local restaurant so that she and I can have a VD date together and order a nice bottle of wine. Instead we’re using it to take the fam for son’s birthday later in the month.

360
Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:27:37am
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 22-10 to advance the NO BAN Act, which would terminate impeached president Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, to the full House floor. Politico reports that the vote was split along party lines, with Democrats voting in favor of ending this discriminatory policy, and Republicans voting in favor of continued state-sanctioned discrimination against Muslims.

dailykos.com

My only shock is the vote split…no, actually I’m not shocked.

361
Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:29:06am

I hate to be catty, but Hope Hicks’s face and neck colors don’t match very well. Could she have been the one to teach Don how to do foundation? The other way round?

362
stpaulbear  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:29:22am

Just going to add this video to the ‘fuck’ fest above. Thread will probably be dead by the time I post it. I’ve been a big fan of Ian Hunter since Mott The Hoople’s first album.

111 Ian Hunter Fuck It Up 1996 with lyrics

363
A Three Hour Tour  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:31:56am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🎃

How many years ago was that photo taken?

There ain’t anything close to that here. Gas Buddy has the price a bit over $2 in Omaha, but out here in the Old West it’s about $3 for regular +corn, and more for straight gasoline, and your first-born child for ethyl.

For about the last week, Regular Unleaded in Los Lunas, NM has been $1.98/gallon at most of our gas stations.

364
calochortus  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:32:07am

re: #357 The Pie Overlord!

Z: What’s the point of going to a restaurant when you can make something just as delicious at home?

ME: Somebody else does the cooking, serving & cleaning up.

Mr. C. makes dinner and cleans up nearly half the time, so I get plenty of breaks. Often, I’d just as soon do the special romantic dinners myself because I’m probably still a better cook than he is. Mostly he just lacks confidence ,especially with something new.
Also, he’s celiac, so with a few exceptions, there is always a risk that there will be cross contamination and he’ll get sick. It kind of takes the romance out of it.
edit: cross contamination at restaurants, even if a dish is gluten free.

365
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:32:31am

re: #335 A Mom Anon

I know it’s weird, but I hate Valentines Day. You want to show me I’m loved and special? Do kind and thoughtful things for me, just because. I’ve heard too many men bitch about how much they hate and stress out over it that I think it’s mostly an obligatory reflex for a lot of couples, and most of the marketing is geared towards men. Now, if you and your beloved love this day and the celebration brings you joy and closeness, then do what ya do. The best part for me is when all the dark chocolate candies and cakes get marked down to clearance prices on the 15th. Romance? Meh,lol.

i take your point 100%

mrs dm and I do v-day voluntarily. not a lot, just enough because, well, we love each other all the time. hallmark doesnt make us do it.

and mom, you’re ok

366
stpaulbear  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:34:23am

re: #334 makeitstop

Yeah, I saw that. That Lester was in real nice shape for its age - I’m guessing Geddy bought it so he could one day flip it for a quarter mil.

I have a friend in NYC who owns a ‘59 Burst, likely worth as much or more than Geddy’s (he bought it from Rick Derringer). He takes it on the subway to play gigs in dive bars all over NYC. Dude’s a little crazy.

Hopefully he carries it around in a beat up Epiphone guitar case.

367
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:35:11am

re: #341 calochortus

We’ve never “done” Valentine’s Day here, either. We’re more likely to celebrate on Groundhog Day (long story, it’s silly) if we do at all.
I don’t hate Valentine’s Day, it’s just not any more meaningful than, say St. Patrick’s Day.

we celebrate groundhog day too.
it’s the day (night) we met in 2007.
more important anniversary than the wedding

368
A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:35:44am

re: #357 The Pie Overlord!

Don’t forget the shopping for the food part either. The Husband is on disability now so he sees how much actual time it takes to plan, shop, prepare and clean up after cooking. He was kind of amazed. And I take shortcuts when I can. I would much rather have someone do most of that process, except the cooking and eating part.

369
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:36:47am

re: #342 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re building the case that Mitch is ignoring what the House is voting on. That’s what this is. Trump has called them a do nothing House but it’s actually the Senate R’s that do nothing but enable Trump.

if the senate R’s dont like the legislation the house sends over they should proudly debate it, then vote it down. this is wholesale cowardice

370
calochortus  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:37:38am

re: #367 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

we celebrate groundhog day too.
it’s the day (night) we met in 2007.
more important anniversary than the wedding

Welcome to the cult!

371
Semper Fi  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:39:19am

re: #363 A Three Hour Tour

For about the last week, Regular Unleaded in Los Lunas, NM has been $1.98/gallon at most of our gas stations.

Yeah, but that’s only because Los Lunas is full of refineries. Shipping and piping to the rest of the country creates additional costs. You’re so lucky. //

372
stpaulbear  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:40:25am

re: #345 makeitstop

We avoid celebrating Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day, because the restaurants are packed and they jack up their prices to take advantage.

We’ll grab dinner at an Ecuadorean restaurant near the venue tomorrow night, because it’ll probably be just another Friday for them.

Yesterday I bought a box of Honey Nut Cheerios with my groceries and realized this morning that about half of the ‘O’s are shaped like little hearts. Perfect V-day breakfast.//

373
jeffreyw  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:40:36am

re: #359 Barefoot Grin

…she and I can have a VD date…

As Archer would say: “Phrasing!”

374
calochortus  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:41:15am

Well, having officially returned to the land of the healthy. I need to go to the grocery store because we are likely to start eating real food again.

BBL

375
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:41:18am

re: #369 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

if the senate R’s dont like the legislation the house sends over they should proudly debate it, then vote it down. this is wholesale cowardice

Exactly. They know Mitch is going to block it. The amount of legislation Mitch has blocked is a good reason enough to remove him as Senate Majority leader.

376
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:42:35am

re: #372 stpaulbear

Yesterday I bought a box of Honey Nut Cheerios with my groceries and realized this morning that about half of the ‘O’s are shaped like little hearts. Perfect V-day breakfast.//

…drops everything and runs to publix

377
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:43:45am

re: #375 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly. They know Mitch is going to block it. The amount of legislation Mitch has blocked is a good reason enough to remove him as Senate Majority leader.

exactly exactly.
the senate’s job is to debate and vote. this is abdication

378
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:45:10am

re: #356 The Pie Overlord!

Who is doing the cooking, serving & cleaning up?

I am doing everything but the cooking. For the food, I’m getting food to go from her favorite restaurant. I’m also picking up a few things from her favorite bakery and buying her a bottle of her favorite wine.

379
Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:45:53am

re: #373 jeffreyw

As Archer would say: “Phrasing!”

LOL.

380
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:46:45am
381
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:47:37am

the intercept:

“Beyond pushing out his competitors, though, Bloomberg’s spending is having a shockingly disruptive effect on Democratic politics throughout the country: He is hiring armies of staffers and canvassers in nearly every state in the country at eye-popping salaries, poaching talent from other campaigns and progressive organizations that are now struggling to fill jobs. In just three months, the Bloomberg campaign has hired thousands of people to staff more than 125 offices around the country.”

obviously your own money helps. not having to fund raise and all
but past that, i don’t see this as ‘buying an election’.
even with all the advertising spending.

what he’s buying is (an) organization. and he’s building a talented one

he’s still got to campaign and convince.

382
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:49:59am

re: #380 NO SMOCKING GUN!

[Embedded content]

the r’s failed the country long ago

as long as more D’s vote (in the right places) we will save the country from trump without the help of the R’s

383
Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:50:10am

re: #381 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

I would be curious if he’s actually poaching anyone, especially from the top campaigns. He’s already said he’s doing this to set up an infrastructure for the eventual nominee.

384
stpaulbear  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:51:07am

re: #376 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

…drops everything and runs to publix

Check the box to verify that it has the heart shapes. I didn’t notice it at the store.

385
A Three Hour Tour  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:51:57am

re: #371 Semper Fi

Yeah, but that’s only because Los Lunas is full of refineries. Shipping and piping to the rest of the country creates additional costs. You’re so lucky. //

While we are relatively close to the refineries (with close being defined as roughly 20 miles), there are no refineries in Los Lunas. The refineries are in the South Valley within Albuquerque city limits. We are separated from the South Valley by Isleta Pueblo, the Village of Bosque Farms, and the Town of Peralta. For me, the refineries are a 30 minute drive up NM-47, a little less it you take the interstate up.

386
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:52:33am

re: #372 stpaulbear

Yesterday I bought a box of Honey Nut Cheerios with my groceries and realized this morning that about half of the ‘O’s are shaped like little hearts. Perfect V-day breakfast.//

saw the commercial…they’re heart-shaped because they are “heart healthy”

387
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:52:41am
388
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:53:30am

re: #383 Belafon

I would be curious if he’s actually poaching anyone, especially from the top campaigns. He’s already said he’s doing this to set up an infrastructure for the eventual nominee.

the article says yes not from the other presidentials but mostly from the state party organizations and down tickets

389
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:53:45am

re: #384 stpaulbear

Check the box to verify that it has the heart shapes. I didn’t notice it at the store.

;-)

390
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:53:49am

re: #387 The Pie Overlord!

Yes, it is Judd because the GOP have made it perfectly clear they will LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT.

391
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:54:46am

re: #386 Backwoods_Sleuth

saw the commercial…they’re heart-shaped because they are “heart healthy”

yeah but im gonna tell mrs dm i had them specially made

like custom m&ms

392
stpaulbear  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:57:26am

re: #386 Backwoods_Sleuth

saw the commercial…they’re heart-shaped because they are “heart healthy”

Yep. “Heart healthy” does need to be in quotes. I still like them as lazy food.

393
Sherlock Hound  Feb 13, 2020 • 10:59:54am

re: #373 jeffreyw

As Archer would say: “Phrasing!”

I don’t celebrate tomorrow. But I like to joke that the 14th is the scariest day in the Harry Potter universe. Being a healer in the Social Maladies Clinic is terrifying!

394
Belafon  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:01:40am

re: #388 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

the article says yes not from the other presidentials but mostly from the state party organizations and down tickets

That’s not good. It didn’t look like anyone had talked to Bloomberg or his campaign about this.

395
A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:06:43am

re: #383 Belafon

Here in Georgia, with some rare exceptions (like in Atlanta and the Athens area) there is no really strong Dem infrastructure. If Bloomberg can build that in places like this, I say bring it. My understanding is that is a big part of what he’s doing, trying to get into areas and give weaker districts something more cohesive than what exists in many places around the country. And this is not contingent on his being the nominee. Is that right? Because it’s an investment that needs to be made.

396
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:07:43am

Bring it on.

397
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:09:39am

re: #375 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly. They know Mitch is going to block it. The amount of legislation Mitch has blocked is a good reason enough to remove him as Senate Majority leader.

Except Republicans are happy because they don’t have these votes on their record. Only the few bills that Trump wants will ever have a hearing in the Senate. I am confused on why the Senate voted on that War Powers resolution. Of course, Trump will veto it.

398
sagehen  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:09:48am

THREAD:

399
Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:16:29am

re: #390 Eclectic Cyborg

What I find grimly humorous in all of this is that despite all the obsequious ass-kissing the GOP is engaged in, if Trump does indeed lead the GOP to disaster this November, he’ll be subjected to a damnatio memoriae the like of which probably hasn’t been seen since the Pharaoh Akhenaten.

And the GOP base will mindlessly bleat in unison, “We never supported Trump! He was never a real conservative!”

400
jaunte  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:16:30am
401
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:16:36am

re: #396 The Pie Overlord!

Bring it on.

[Embedded content]

I wonder if we can target it at Mar-A-Lago.

/

402
makeitstop  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:16:58am

re: #366 stpaulbear

Hopefully he carries it around in a beat up Epiphone guitar case.

He’s got one of those old Gibson ‘chainsaw’ cases, the molded plastic ones.

I saw him drop it one night at a club he was playing. I let out an audible gasp, knowing what was inside. He looked at me and said ‘Dude, that’s what the case is for.’

403
BigPapa  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:17:06am

re: #398 sagehen

WTF isn’t Tami in charge of shit?

404
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:17:33am

re: #400 jaunte

Oooh, that’ll make President Babypants mad…though I suppose he’ll just Veto the damn thing anyway.

405
A Mom Anon  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:20:36am

re: #398 sagehen

The Honor System comment describes things perfectly. Because the proper legal channels are not being followed and no consequences are being brought, it’s like the whole thing hinges on the honor system. And if that’s not being followed, oh well, I guess? What in the actual fuck? That whole thread reads like a punch in the gut because that is pretty fucking accurate in what would be happening were the actual rules of law being followed. And this shit is causing shit tons of pain and suffering, anger and misery. It needs to be halted. Enforce the damned laws, why is this not happening?

406
Dr Lizardo  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:21:16am

re: #403 BigPapa

WTF isn’t Tami in charge of shit?

If Tami’s scenario came to life, Trump would be having a Twitter meltdown of Chernobyl proportions.

407
Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:21:25am

re: #400 jaunte

Has Donnie Dipshit starting rage tweeting yet at the 8 “fake” republicans?

408
Semper Fi  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:21:43am

re: #385 A Three Hour Tour

While we are relatively close to the refineries (with close being defined as roughly 20 miles), there are no refineries in Los Lunas. The refineries are in the South Valley within Albuquerque city limits. We are separated from the South Valley by Isleta Pueblo, the Village of Bosque Farms, and the Town of Peralta. For me, the refineries are a 30 minute drive up NM-47, a little less it you take the interstate up.

I’m surprised and only posted thinking there was ‘no’ refineries anywhere near Los Lunas. For me, New Mexico always brings to mind beautiful scenery, lots of growth potential and hot peppers. Thanks for responding. It’s nice to learn.

409
jaunte  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:22:34am
410
jaunte  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:23:18am

Here’s the one I meant to post:

411
Amory Blaine  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:24:55am

re: #311 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Attention job-seekers!

Planters is hiring people to drive its NUTmobile around the U.S.

[Embedded content]

Paul Ryan is available.

412
jaunte  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:25:12am

re: #407 Dr. Matt

Breitbart commenters already raging about RINOs and Mormons.

413
jaunte  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:28:03am

“The United State, it is me.”

414
A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:28:08am

re: #271 I Would Prefer Not To

Isn’t that what happened to Steve Jobs? He tried new age crap and it didn’t work and then it was too late.

I believe he also went with some standard treatments as well. (Certainly he had a liver transplant.) Plus his cancer was one that didn’t respond well to any standard treatment — trying something else wouldn’t have a worse outcome, might help.

415
Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:29:03am

Collins and Murkowski BOTH did something that wasn’t absolutely useless?

416
BlueSpotinAL  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:32:00am

re: #336 calochortus

Good morning. We’re recovering from some random norovirus-y thing here. After the initial “exciting” part, it has just left us feeling exhausted. Much sleeping, little eating, but I’m finally back to reengaging with the world. The big question is where I picked it up as I was nowhere but home except picking up some cardstock at Michael’s and Kaiser orthopedics, which is a couple blocks away from the “sick people” part of Kaiser.
Whatever.

I haven’t been able to keep up here (or anywhere else.) Did I miss anything?

Same shit, different day.

417
b.d. (Is Rush Dead Yet?)  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:32:45am

re: #401 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if we can target it at Mar-A-Lago.

/

Trump has a special meteor rate of that he’ll charge the government.

418
lawhawk  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:35:44am

re: #406 Dr Lizardo

If Tami’s scenario came to life, Trump would be having a Twitter meltdown of Chernobyl proportions.

It’s not coming to life because there isn’t the votes to do it. Pelosi needs her caucus to overwhelmingly back those kinds of actions.

It’s a far different scenario from Franken. It took months to get to impeach Trump and even then it required entirely new criminal acts to get Democrats on board with impeachment because they knew damned well that the GOP would block action in the Senate (as they ultimately did by voting to refuse to hear witnesses and voted in near lockstep to allow Trump to continue breaking the law and his oath).

419
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:36:52am

re: #397 Hecuba’s daughter

Except Republicans are happy because they don’t have these votes on their record. Only the few bills that Trump wants will ever have a hearing in the Senate. I am confused on why the Senate voted on that War Powers resolution. Of course, Trump will veto it.

Profiles in courage

420
#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:42:12am

re: #401 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if we can target it at Mar-A-Lago.

/

Keep it within the confines of the walls
Else too close to the pond project (for an asteroid accuracy)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 13, 2020 • 11:59:31am

re: #412 jaunte

Breitbart commenters already raging about RINOs and Mormons.

The Mormon Church needs to run, not walk, away from its defacto alliance with Evangelicals. Bullshit “common values” are not worth being thrown in a concentration camp by a theocratic dictatorship you helped install.


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