An Amazing Set From Baby Rose: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Watch Baby Rose play “Sold Out”, “Ragrets”, “Over”, “Mortal” and “All To Myself” at the Tiny Desk.

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From any other new artist, a Tiny Desk declaration like that might sound a tad bit presumptuous if not altogether premature. But when the voice behind those words is as seasoned and vintage as Baby Rose’s, everything it utters reverberates like the gospel truth. The D.C. native — who came of age in Fayetteville, N.C. before coming into her own as an artist in Atlanta — returned to her birthplace, backed by a big band including strings, to perform songs from her 2019 LP To Myself.

Studio debuts as stunning as To Myself don’t come out every day, year or decade, for that matter. But to truly appreciate what Rose achieves on last year’s release, you have to see her perform those songs live. In an era when the over-reliance on Autotune has nearly everybody in radio R&B land sounding like automatons, her unadulterated voice is almost otherworldly. It’s confounding how a vocal tone so weathered and wise emerges from her so effortlessly. At 25, she mixes the bluesy melisma of Nina Simone and the deep register of Sarah Vaughan — two of her influences — with songwriting as devastating as her delivery.

“I would not be able to write with such emotion about these things without my fair share of regrets,” she says, introducing her song “Ragrets.” That kind of life experience seeps through in a performance plush with warmth and empathy. Dedicating the last song to herself — and “to anyone here that’s ever wanted to call or text somebody that you know you should not call or text” — Rose introduced “All To Myself” by congratulating those of us who’ve refrained from squandering our emotions on the undeserved.

Funny enough, the last voice heard in Baby Rose’s Tiny Desk belongs not to her but to her father, who arrived midway through her set before squeezing his way up to the front. “That’s my daughter!” he shouts over the applause as Rose laughs and claps for him. The love was well-deserved.

SET LIST
“Sold Out”
“Ragrets”
“Over”
“Mortal”
“All To Myself”

MUSICIANS
Baby Rose: vocals; Craig Shephard: bass; Timothy Maxey: piano; John Scherer: guitar; Tauseef Anam: drums; Jasmine Charles: viola; Yuli: violin; Noah Johnson: cello; Erika JaNaé: vocals

CREDITS
Producers: Rodney Carmichael, Bobby Carter, Morgan Noelle Smith, Jack Corbett; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineers: Josh Rogosin, Alex Drewenskus; Editor: Maia Stern; Videographers: Jack Corbett, Maia Stern, Bronson Arcuri, Melany Rochester; Production Assistant: Shanti Hands; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Kisha Ravi/NPR

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:03:52pm

NPR releasing poll tomorrow morning which will determine if Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday’s debate.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:05:28pm

For those asking.

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Belafon  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:06:29pm

re: #1 NO SMOCKING GUN!

NPR releasing poll tomorrow morning which will determine if Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday’s debate.

I think that if you have spent more than $50M on ads (I don’t know how much he’s actually spent, but it’s a lot), the you should be required to be on stage.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:10:36pm

re: #3 Belafon

I think that if you have spent more than $50M on ads (I don’t know how much he’s actually spent, but it’s a lot), the you should be required to be on stage.

He has spent over $400 million!

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:10:52pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:12:30pm

re: #5 goddamnedfrank

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At least Bloomberg has apologized for stop and frisk. Trump is an unrepentant racist.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:14:13pm

re: #3 Belafon

I think that if you have spent more than $50M on ads (I don’t know how much he’s actually spent, but it’s a lot), the you should be required to be on stage.

Charles Koch could do that.

“Wealthy” doesn’t seem to be a good metric to determine who should be on the Democratic stage.

Bloomberg really is a good example showing the need for publically-financed elections.

(Not the checkbox on the IRS form. Part of that goes to Republicans.)

A Checkbox On Your Tax Return Helped Kill Public Campaign Funding (Goes to FiveThirtyEight)

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Belafon  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:15:04pm

re: #4 NO SMOCKING GUN!

He has spent over $400 million!

Then he should definitely be on stage. And the other candidates will need to be ready to respond to:
Host: Mayor Bloomberg, you were a big proponent of stop and frisk as mayor. Shouldn’t people be wary of you advocating for something similar as president?
Bloomberg: Well, we have to remove Trump from office, and I’m the only one talking about that.

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Belafon  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:16:10pm

re: #7 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Charles Koch could do that.

“Wealthy” doesn’t seem to be a good metric to determine who should be on the Democratic stage.

Bloomberg really is a good example showing the need for publically-financed elections.

(Not the checkbox on the IRS form. Part of that goes to Republicans.)

A Checkbox On Your Tax Return Helped Kill Public Campaign Funding (Goes to FiveThirtyEight)

And when we can get there, I agree. But in 2020, we don’t have that luxury, and Bloomberg is running basically an unchallenged campaign under the Democratic banner.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:21:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:22:30pm

re: #6 NO SMOCKING GUN!

At least Bloomberg has apologized for stop and frisk. Trump is an unrepentant racist.

Bloomberg Misleads on Stop-and-Frisk (Factcheck dot Org)

Bloomberg in hot water over ‘stop-and-frisk’ audio clip (Politico):

“Ninety-five percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims — fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops,” Bloomberg can be heard saying in the clip.

“They are male minorities, 16 to 25. That’s true in New York. That’s true in virtually every city,” the clip continues. “And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed.”

The clip seems to have originated from Bloomberg’s speech at an Aspen Institute event in February 2015. Later that month, The Aspen Times reported that Bloomberg’s representatives had asked the Aspen Institute not to distribute footage of his appearance.

(I can’t imagine why Bloomberg wouldn’t want that footage distributed)

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mmmirele  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:22:33pm

re: #2 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

For those asking.

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Thanks, I was able to relay that to my brother, the guy who goes to both race weekends here in Phoenix. He doesn’t think Ryan Newman is going to drive after this, citing Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s concussion problems, which caused him to pull out of racing. Newman is 42, he is getting up there in driving years.

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William Lewis  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:25:08pm

Looks like I got myself CL’d while looking for a picture :)

re: #345 Chrysicat

And then add to that that “open-wheel” racing is probably coming to an end due to safety concerns, and you get a situation where people will have to know minutiae to distinguish a Whatever-someone’s-willing-to-sponsor Cup car from an F1 car in another decade.

Though F1 will admittedly not insist on looking vaguely like street vehicles, you hope.

I hadn’t heard they were going to do away with open wheel cars. That would be a loss. Growing up, I loved cars like this:

Lotus 38 at Indy 1965.

Now THAT is my idea of a race car.

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gocart mozart  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:26:22pm
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Chrysicat  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:26:53pm

CL’d again.

re: #346 William Lewis

I hadn’t heard they were going to do away with open wheel cars. That would be a loss. Growing up, I loved cars like this:

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Lotus 38 at Indy 1965.

Now THAT is my idea of a race car.

Not so much “do away with”, but the problem is that track debris and open cockpits, even with a halo, get people killed when the open rear wheels lob it into their helmeted cranium.

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Chrysicat  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:28:04pm

re: #15 Chrysicat

CL’d again.

Not so much “do away with”, but the problem is that track debris and open cockpits, even with a halo, get people killed when the open rear wheels lob it into their helmeted cranium.

So as a result, they’re starting to look into having something it gets pulled into other than the air.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:35:26pm

re: #12 mmmirele

Thanks, I was able to relay that to my brother, the guy who goes to both race weekends here in Phoenix. He doesn’t think Ryan Newman is going to drive after this, citing Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s concussion problems, which caused him to pull out of racing. Newman is 42, he is getting up there in driving years.

I can’t fathom the thought of having a horrific crash like that at 200 mph and going YEAH, LEAST DO THAT AGAIN (race not crash). It’s beyond the realm of my imagination.

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:37:08pm
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retired cynic  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:37:13pm

re: #17 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I can’t fathom the thought of having a horrific crash like that at 200 mph and going YEAH, LEAST DO THAT AGAIN (race not crash). It’s beyond the realm of my imagination.

After that 30mph crash I had last summer, I was pretty nervous about driving again, and am still hyper about it, all these months later. And I was just bruised and shaken, not really hurt!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:43:09pm

re: #8 Belafon

Then he should definitely be on stage. And the other candidates will need to be ready to respond to:
Host: Mayor Bloomberg, you were a big proponent of stop and frisk as mayor. Shouldn’t people be wary of you advocating for something similar as president?
Bloomberg: Well, we have to remove Trump from office, and I’m the only one talking about that.

I don’t think Bloomberg is going to be getting a lot of votes. He has a lot of baggage that people are just learning about. Bernie on the other hand scares me.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:45:35pm

re: #20 I Would Prefer Not To

I don’t think Bloomberg is going to be getting a lot of votes. He has a lot of baggage that people are just learning about. Bernie on the other hand scares me.

Bloomberg’s $ have bought name recognition, which will get him votes. Don’t know if it will be enough.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:46:19pm
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Chrysicat  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:53:43pm

re: #310 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 17, 2020 • 7:59:28pm

re: #314 danarchy

Um the article you linked says he isn’t ruling out a third term. Besides, I haven’t noticed any discernible change to MA politics since he took over from Deval.

He’s letting the MBTA rot. Example:
My town is served by a commuter rail line running under downtown.
Several weeks ago, an embarrassing incident: The 7:45 train to Boston had just gone into the tunnel. The locomotive died.

Dead in the tunnel for 2 hours. The passengers eventually had to walk through the tunnel to south of the downtown. (There were no disabled passengers, fortunately.) This fucked up the commute for the rest of the day. Making it even more of an embarrassment, our state rep was on the platform that day; he’s a regular commuter. (Charlie Baker, OTOH, lives on the same rail line. He has never taken the T, not even ceremonially.)

This is just the latest with regards to the T; there are many other examples.

I also shall never forget that Baker wanted to “audit” people on public assistance. We’ve long had a strong conservative-libertarian streak in my state. Romney is infamous for his “47%” speech, but it actually was first spoken by his chief-of-staff when he was governor.

(Aside: Bill Weld’s run as a libertarian in 2016, and as a Republican in 2020 is completely consistent with his politics. That’s who he was and who he his.)

Ultimately, I despise Baker because No Good Republicans. Period. Not even Weld, who was the best R in Massachusetts.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:04:49pm

re: #22 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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I know all yours but Higgins. Me:
W.B Yeats
Ernest Hemingway
Richard Yates
David McCullough
George Orwell
Stephen Ambrose
Alvin Schwartz
Lawrence Ritter
Timothy Snyder
Richard Wright

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:08:22pm

And yes I chose a children’s writer but Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories really influenced my love of storytelling, horror, & legends. I read R.L Stine’s books growing up but they never really screwed with my mind.

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William Lewis  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:10:16pm

re: #22 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Interesting idea… only order is that of thinking of them.

Robert Heinlein
Barbara Tuchman
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Lois McMaster Bujold
John M. Ford
JRR Tolkien
CS Lewis
Amy-Jill Levine
Michael Harrington
Matthew Fox

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:11:39pm
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William Lewis  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:11:50pm

re: #25 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I know all yours but Higgins. Me:

Jack Higgins - The Eagle Has Landed. Good book, excellent movie.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:13:55pm

re: #29 William Lewis

Jack Higgins - The Eagle Has Landed. Good book, excellent movie.

Ah yes. That’s the one about a Nazi special op to kidnap Churchill right? Still need to see that. I love a good thriller. One of my all time favorites is Day of the Jackal.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:19:24pm

Wingnut Christian libertarian economics guru Dave Ramsey is getting dragged. Dave Ramsey rose from the ashes after he declared bankruptcy years ago, but it’s your fault you’re poor (he actually advocates that poor people should only eat beans and rice):

Such as:

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Dread Pirate  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:20:18pm

Actually I hope Trump buries his book in litigation. If Bolton wouldn’t testify about it, he shouldn’t be able to profit from a book about it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:32:31pm

re: #32 Dread Pirate

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Actually I hope Trump buries his book in litigation. If Bolton wouldn’t testify about it, he shouldn’t be able to profit from a book about it.

Except if he has revelations not reported elsewhere, I want to hear them. If the book is buried in litigation, he may be silenced and these stories of Trump malfeasance remain untold. He may also be verifying allegations first published elsewhere. Bringing Trump down must always come first.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:33:32pm

Meet Dennis, The Iowa GOP-er All Buttered Up About Boner Fraud. Dennis Is Weird. (Goes to Wonkette)

Dennis Guth (R-State Senate District 4), who flipped the seat from a Democrat in 2012, is really concerned about Teh Geyh.

He is so concerned about Teh Geyh he filed a bill, SF-2130 (wow reading that bill is crazypants) which would place failing to disclose your sexual orientation on a marriage license application at the same level of felony as domestic violence.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:34:44pm

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Meet Dennis, The Iowa GOP-er All Buttered Up About Boner Fraud. Dennis Is Weird. (Goes to Wonkette)

Dennis Guth (R-State Senate District 4), who flipped the seat from a Democrat in 2012, is really concerned about Teh Geyh.

He is so concerned about Teh Geyh he filed a bill, SF-2130 (wow reading that bill is crazypants) which would place failing to disclose your sexual orientation on a marriage license application as the same level of felony as domestic violence.

And I bet he loves to run his yap about how he’s a champion of individual rights and small government too.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:37:08pm

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And I bet he loves to run his yap about how he’s a champion of individual rights and small government too.

Oh no doubt.

Guth also agrees with Vander Plaats that homosexuality is a “public health risk,” and back in 2013 was just really worried that if two dudes had unprotected sex, his whole family might get the crotch crickets. Or maybe he was saying something a little bit more complicated than that, who can even say, the point is that the gays are doing “health risk” to his whole family:

“There are health risks that my family incurs because of the increase of sexually transmitted infections that this lifestyle invites,” Guth said on the Senate floor in 2013, adding that “deep loneliness … accompanies a life based on youth, beauty and sex.”

That sentence starts one way and then ends with what sounds like jealousy. Psychotherapists, have fun!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:42:28pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:44:08pm

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And I bet he loves to run his yap about how he’s a champion of individual rights and small government too.

Quintessential hypocrisy.

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sagehen  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:48:13pm

re: #4 NO SMOCKING GUN!

He has spent over $400 million!

Less than half that spending was on ads; he’s got 2500 staffers, being paid $1000/week each (plus catered meals at all their offices), and every one of them got a laptop and iPhone11 on their first day…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 17, 2020 • 8:57:37pm

re: #22 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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OK 10 writers to get to know me:

1) Michael Harrington
2) Kurt Vonnegut
3) Gore Vidal
4) Joseph Schumpeter
5) Richard Brautigan
6) Herman Hesse
7) Italo Calvino
8) David Montgomery
9) Edward Gibbon
10) Harlan Ellison

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 9:02:19pm

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Iowa Republicans compare ‘fraudulent sexual orientation’ to domestic abuse (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

The lede: Under Senate bill, coming out as gay would be worse than leaving kids alone with a sex offender

Under the proposal, “fraudulent concealment of sexual orientation” is likened to domestic abuse. Lying about your sexuality, as determined by the state, would be considered as a key factor in custody proceedings when a marriage is dissolved.

Even within the context of the social conservative movement to impose sexual ethics with the force of government, this is a particularly troubling idea. It’s like “Minority Report” mixed with a badly distorted children’s Bible story.

Iowa’s child custody law has a strong preference for joint custody, but domestic abuse “shall outweigh consideration of any other factor” in the code. The Senate bill would put sexual orientation fraud, not marital infidelity, on the same level as abuse. Even leaving a child unsupervised with a sex offender or jeopardizing a child’s safety are not weighed as heavily.

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Chrysicat  Feb 17, 2020 • 9:07:13pm

re: #31 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Wingnut Christian libertarian economics guru Dave Ramseygetting dragged. Dave Ramsey rose from the ashes after he declared bankruptcy years ago, but it’s your fault you’re poor (he actually advocates that poor people should only eat beans and rice):

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Chrysicat  Feb 17, 2020 • 9:08:27pm

re: #42 Chrysicat

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Gah! Wrong tweet again!

It is way too many steps to embed the proper tweet now than it was when it was a simple grab from a pop-up instead of a whole new screen.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 17, 2020 • 9:46:01pm

Well, good luck with that
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 17, 2020 • 9:53:16pm

Damn.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 17, 2020 • 9:56:25pm
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KGxvi  Feb 17, 2020 • 9:56:31pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I’ve never been a big fan of the Boy Scouts, so I cant say I’m terribly sad about this development

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:26:09pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Damn.

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Grandpa Bacon always HATED Boy Scouts because they would aid strikebreakers when he and Grandma were organizing the Steelworkers Union. Dad had other reasons about keeping me out of scouting and it involved a couple men he wouldn’t trust them to come near me. Eventually it came out that both of those men were abusing boys in the troop.

Well this is yet another example of Rick Wilson’s Everything Trump Touches Dies…after that kinky speech Trump BS’d at the jamboree…

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:26:56pm

re: #47 KGxvi

I’ve never been a big fan of the Boy Scouts, so I cant say I’m terribly sad about this development

I was in the Scouts as a kid and I had respect for the organization for years. But they shredded all of that when they made the big public stink about how they couldn’t let “the gheys” being Scout Masters because they were “A CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION THAT TOTALLY PROMOTES THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST!!!” and wrangled in support from far-right politicians and church organizations to fight against such. Way I figure it, they deserve to be dragged as much as Holy Mother Church is for her own sexual abuse allegations. The BSOA knew shit like this was going on, they tried to hide it, and now they shall reap what they have sown.

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Chrysicat  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:32:18pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Damn.

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Am I the only one worried that the main takeaway that MAGAts will push for this one is “they should have tried even harder to make sure no f*gs got near Scouting, and this would be the perfect time to go back to officially being hetero-only”, or is it simply time for the boy version to die entirely anyway?

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TedStriker  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:33:07pm

re: #47 KGxvi

I’ve never been a big fan of the Boy Scouts, so I cant say I’m terribly sad about this development

Well, as an Eagle Scout and as a current Scouter of more than 27 years, I take a bit of umbrage with that sentiment.

Scouting can and should be a positive thing, but abuse (of any kind, not just sexual) in the program was and is abhorrent and should be treated with due respect to those affected. The Chapter 11 filing may be somewhat of a surprise to some, but it’s been telegraphed for months to the membership as an option for the BSA National Council (which is the entity that filed for bankruptcy protections, not any local councils, who are the majority of the overall organization that registers and services units and provides local program and who are legally separate and distinct entities from each other and from the National Council) to keep Scouting viable while still retaining the ability to recompense abuse victims.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:33:34pm

re: #49 Targetpractice

I was in the Scouts as a kid and I had respect for the organization for years. But they shredded all of that when they made the big public stink about how they couldn’t let “the gheys” being Scout Masters because they were “A CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION THAT TOTALLY PROMOTES THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST!!!” and wrangled in support from far-right politicians and church organizations to fight against such. Way I figure it, they deserve to be dragged as much as Holy Mother Church is for her own sexual abuse allegations. The BSOA knew shit like this was going on, they tried to hide it, and now they shall reap what they have sown.

The nail in the coffin was the law recently signed by Governor Newsom that lifted the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases. Already the California Attorney General Becerra is coordinating with DA’s throughout the state to prosecute numerous cases.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:41:19pm

This asshole really needs to lose his Democratic primary.

Activists Work To Sink US House Bid Of Anti-LGBT Dem (Goes to Joe My God).

Opponents of a Bronx pol infamous for homophobic comments are taking the fight to his base, launching a campaign seeking to inform Christians and Spanish-speaking voters about his controversial record.

The Bronx United political action committee launched over the weekend with English- and Spanish-language videos casting Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. as a bigot and fake Democrat as he runs for Congress.

He sits on the New York City Council; he is running for the House in NY-15. He has a primary opponent, openly gay councilmember Ritchie Torres.

As longtime readers know, I have reported hundreds of times on Ruben Diaz’ viciously anti-gay actions, which have included leading thousands of evangelicals on multiple anti-gay hate marches through the streets of New York City.

At one of those hate marches, one of Diaz’ approved speakers cited the bible verse calling for executing homosexuals. Diaz’ openly lesbian granddaughter was standing nearby at the time.

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:45:09pm

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

Except if he has revelations not reported elsewhere, I want to hear them. If the book is buried in litigation, he may be silenced and these stories of Trump malfeasance remain untold. He may also be verifying allegations first published elsewhere. Bringing Trump down must always come first.

If John Bolton has information that could destroy Donald Trump legally if not politically, then he is doing this nation a massive disservice by putting it behind a paywall and should not profit from it. It stinks of a man who sits by and watches a murderer acquitted, then comes out literally weeks later to release a “tell-all” book that says the killer confessed to him and told him where to find the murder weapon.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:49:19pm

re: #54 Targetpractice

If John Bolton has information that could destroy Donald Trump legally if not politically, then he is doing this nation a massive disservice by putting it behind a paywall and should not profit from it. It stinks of a man who sits by and watches a murderer acquitted, then comes out literally weeks later to release a “tell-all” book that says the killer confessed to him and told him where to find the murder weapon.

But that’s so typical of a Republican!

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:52:53pm

re: #55 Joe Bacon 🌹

But that’s so typical of a Republican!

Ayep: Party loyal to a fault right up until they are excommunicated for failing to show the proper level of loyalty, then immediately punch out a “tell-all” book in the hope of making money off airing their party’s dirt.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:53:57pm

re: #52 Joe Bacon 🌹

The nail in the coffin was the law recently signed by Governor Newsom that lifted the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases. Already the California Attorney General Becerra is coordinating with DA’s throughout the state to prosecute numerous cases.

Aside from the rape allegations, I will not be sorry to see them go. Being tossed out for being an atheist and my local group publicising that turned into torment I didn’t escape in my school until my mother moved to a different district.

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TedStriker  Feb 17, 2020 • 10:59:25pm

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Aside from the rape allegations, I will not be sorry to see them go. Being tossed out for being an atheist and my local group publicising that turned into torment I didn’t escape in my school until my mother moved to a different district.

For what it’s worth, I’m sorry that happened to you; that in itself was as much abuse as anything the National Council’s being called to account for right now.

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TedStriker  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:09:30pm

re: #58 TedStriker

In fact, if it were up to me, I’d love to strip the overt religious references (especially in the Scout Oath and Law) and remove the prohibition on gay adults from the program, while keeping and turning up the focus to 11 on self-improvement and community service.

It’d work just fine, because it already has, for the most part: the Girl Scouts of the USA.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:13:18pm

re: #58 TedStriker

For what it’s worth, I’m sorry that happened to you; that in itself was as much abuse as anything the National Council’s being called to account for right now.

I wouldn’t compare my bullying over my lack of religious faith to child sex abuse.

That and it’s permissible in this country to bully atheists.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:15:27pm

re: #54 Targetpractice

If John Bolton has information that could destroy Donald Trump legally if not politically, then he is doing this nation a massive disservice by putting it behind a paywall and should not profit from it. It stinks of a man who sits by and watches a murderer acquitted, then comes out literally weeks later to release a “tell-all” book that says the killer confessed to him and told him where to find the murder weapon.

It’s not really behind a paywall because if the book is published, the important details would immediately appear in articles by reviewers and legitimate reporters. It would not prevent anyone from learning the truth. Bolton should have consented to testify before the House. As someone here said — in Bolton’s case, it’s not party over country, it’s money over country.

The question is: if he had testified, would that have made any difference in the outcome? The truth and details were already known. Would his confirmation of existing reports had made a difference to the Republican jurors? I suspect it’s not the Ukraine case that will cause discomfort to Republicans but other foreign policy actions that haven’t been so meticulously covered that could make a real impact.

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TedStriker  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:17:14pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I wouldn’t compare my bullying over my lack of religious faith to child sex abuse.

That and it’s permissible in this country to bully atheists.

Abuse is abuse, no matter what form it takes, because, generally speaking, it’s all about wielding power over those viewed weaker than the abuser.

And it’s still shitty that you had to deal with it.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:17:47pm

Police: Florida Man Calls Department To Report Being Shot At By Man He Robbed, Stabbed (CBS Miami)

According to the police, Morel, 33, had met the man through a gay social app, Grindr, and knew from others that the unidentified man dealt drugs. Morel told officers that he went to the man’s apartment intending to “make some money off of him.”

Television station WPTV reports that the men got into an argument at the apartment and Morel struck the man in the head, causing him to fall to the ground. Morel then grabbed a briefcase filled with methamphetamine and struck the victim again before running out the front door, according to the police report.

The victim grabbed a knife and chased after Morel. Outside the apartment, Morel struck the victim with a bag of drugs and a gun fell out. The man dropped the knife and fell to the ground. Morel grabbed the knife and stabbed the man who had grabbed the gun, according to the police report.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:18:27pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I wouldn’t compare my bullying over my lack of religious faith to child sex abuse.

That and it’s permissible in this country to bully atheists.

It is a disgrace that the BSA should care about religious preferences or the lack thereof of the boys who are members.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:20:43pm

re: #64 Hecuba’s daughter

It is a disgrace that the BSA should care about religious preferences or the lack thereof of the boys who are members.

Well, it’s part of their charter. Any atheist who is outed is presumed to have falsely taken their oath.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:22:44pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Well, it’s part of their charter. Any atheist who is outed is presumed to have falsely taken their oath.

And it shouldn’t be in the charter in the first place. Whenever its origin, it should have been removed decades ago.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:22:54pm

Thread, twenty-nine tweets.

1/ Godwin’s Law having been suspended:

Trump’s move to send elite CBP units to occupy sanctuary cities is the fashiest thing he has done yet. It has more terrifying implications than any of his public statements or administrative actions, and direct parallels to the Third Reich.

threadreaderapp.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:34:06pm

re: #32 Dread Pirate

I hope nobody buys it, and copies show up online for free.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:35:44pm

re: #68 GlutenFreeJesus

I hope nobody buys it, and copies show up online for free.

Lawless liberal, stealing intellectual property. /s

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:38:04pm

#LoseAnArgumentIn3Words

“I am wrong.” (Alternatively, “you are right.”)

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:41:05pm

re: #61 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not really behind a paywall because if the book is published, the important details would immediately appear in articles by reviewers and legitimate reporters. It would not prevent anyone from learning the truth. Bolton should have consented to testify before the House. As someone here said — in Bolton’s case, it’s not party over country, it’s money over country.

The question is: if he had testified, would that have made any difference in the outcome? The truth and details were already known. Would his confirmation of existing reports had made a difference to the Republican jurors? I suspect it’s not the Ukraine case that will cause discomfort to Republicans but other foreign policy actions that haven’t been so meticulously covered that could make a real impact.

No offense, but this sounds too much like wishful thinking by this point, that Bolton might be sitting on something so explosive that the publication of it could bring down the Trump admin. Haven’t we been here time and time again in the past 3 years, every new firing leading to breathless speculation that the wronged party would go out and tell all of Trump’s dirty secrets to the press or to investigators? It simply hasn’t happened, the only people willing to testify under oath have been those who had nothing to gain and everything to lose by coming forward.

At this point, the only reason I conclude for such behavior is any such revelations would only implicate them as accomplices.

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:41:35pm

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🎃

#LoseAnArgumentIn3Words

“I am wrong.” (Alternatively, “you are right.”)

“But Fox said…”

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Dread Pirate  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:47:11pm

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🎃

#LoseAnArgumentIn3Words

“I am wrong.” (Alternatively, “you are right.”)

I think that was my second or so post here…..

In other news, I just harvested the last 3 hot banana peppers from last years plants. They were green 3 months ago and finally turned orange as the temperature warmed to the mid 60s and above. 75 today, highest of the year is 78 about a week ago. We had no days at or below freezing this year. I’m not sure if that is a record or not. Still only 6.87” of rain and heading into another drought in the Sacramento River Delta and the rest of the state.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:50:24pm

‘Warrior Jesus’ set an example that US military leaders should follow (The Freethinker blog at Patheos)

THAT’S the view of Mike Berry, above, of the First Liberty Institute, who has intervened in a row concerning a 12-week seminar called ‘Lead Like Jesus’ at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island.

Last month a flyer promoting the seminar - sent out by Cmdr Richard Clay Smothers, chaplain at the station - caused widespread anger and sparked a demand by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to investigate the ad and punish those who sent it.

Berry is now claiming that the MRFF is unfairly targeting the chaplain - and that that it’s perfectly legal to study Jesus’s leadership.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:53:05pm

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🎃

They really don’t understand Jesus. How many times are you to turn the other cheek?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 17, 2020 • 11:57:11pm

re: #75 Dread Pirate

They really don’t understand Jesus. How many times are you to turn the other cheek?

As someone noted in the article, the only “military” campaign Jesus lead was to order his followers to immediately surrender to Roman troops, and healed the only casualty of that engagement (the Roman soldier’s ear that was lopped off).

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Dread Pirate  Feb 18, 2020 • 12:07:01am


Sources: Five N. Koreans died from coronavirus infections

Daily NK sources in North Pyongan Province reported today that five people died after suffering from fevers at hospitals in Sinuiju and a nearby area, and have speculated the patients suffered from coronavirus infections.

Daily NK sources said that North Korean authorities have ordered public health officials in Sinuiju to quickly dispose of the bodies and keep the deaths secret from the public.

A North Pyongan Province source told Daily NK that one of the patients went to a hospital in Sinuiju late last month with symptoms similar to a cold and was given fever reducers and anti-biotics. The patient’s fever worsened until, finally, they died.

Daily NK sources also reported that two patients at another hospital in Sinuiju two days later were given medicine to treat their high fevers, but ultimately died. Two more patients at a hospital in Wuiju County, near Sinuiju, reportedly died in early February.

I don’t think North Korea could handle a Covid-19 outbreak by itself. Their secrecy and denial alone would doom them.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 12:18:01am

Rick Wiles’ Guest: Zionists Are Using Trans Rights to Make Humans “Androgynous” (Goes to The Friendly Atheist, with video at the link).

Apparently the nefarious Jewish plot is:

1: Slip something into water supplies to make people androgynous (yes that was what his guest said on the show)
2: ???
3: Profit.

Wiles also complained about Jews trying to get all the Gentiles’ money and control the world.

I wish conservatives could keep their conspiracy theories straight.

1: I though Jews already secretly controlled all the money and the world already.
2: If they don’t, then what was all the other conspiracy nonsense about?
3: Rick, why do you hate capitalism? That’s supposed to be the conservative schtick.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 18, 2020 • 2:00:20am
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fern01  Feb 18, 2020 • 2:51:27am

re: #1 NO SMOCKING GUN!

NPR releasing poll tomorrow morning which will determine if Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday’s debate.

If Bloomberg is in the debate - what odds that most of the taking time is Bloomberg & Bernie?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 3:12:19am

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🎃

‘Warrior Jesus’ set an example that US military leaders should follow (The Freethinker blog at Patheos)

none of this cheek-turning, blessed-are-the-peacemakers shit for us, eh?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 18, 2020 • 3:21:04am

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

Except if he has revelations not reported elsewhere, I want to hear them. If the book is buried in litigation, he may be silenced and these stories of Trump malfeasance remain untold. He may also be verifying allegations first published elsewhere. Bringing Trump down must always come first.

A book won’t bring trump down. Testifying might. But Bolton took the profit route. No love of country. No service to country.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2020 • 3:33:34am

Berner’s are berning this morning.
It really saddens me.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2020 • 3:46:55am
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steve_davis  Feb 18, 2020 • 4:06:28am

re: #32 Dread Pirate

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Actually I hope Trump buries his book in litigation. If Bolton wouldn’t testify about it, he shouldn’t be able to profit from a book about it.

You could have overcome white house censorship by testifying in the House, you milk-mustached bastard.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 18, 2020 • 4:20:43am

re: #8 Belafon

Yep. He needs to be questioned hard about his racist and sexist comments and his support of the stop and frisk policy. I’ll vote for him if he’s our nominee but he’s not the best candidate running.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2020 • 4:24:55am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 4:27:03am

re: #84 Dave In Austin

I see trump and gop supporters denying that there has been a mass exodus from their party. They say we are bots. I not a bot . I really left that party due to their corruption and lack of actual values. I know I am not alone.

He certainly has no ability to discern all the bots who are paid to “support” the GOP.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 4:43:54am

re: #86 Patricia Kayden

Yep. He needs to be questioned hard about his racist and sexist comments and his support of the stop and frisk policy. I’ll vote for him if he’s our nominee but he’s not the best candidate running.

I will vote for most anyone over Trump but would not like to see our Presidential election come down to two rich white guys from New York…that is guaranteed to dampen turnout, and toppling Trump relies on getting people motivated to participate.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 18, 2020 • 5:43:48am

Did Neanderthals Ritually Bury Their Dead? New Evidence Found in Iraq

Argument has raged for half a century over a cache of Neanderthal remains found in a cave in Iraqi Kurdistan, and whether some or all were ritually buried. One may have even been interred with a floral wreath, its discoverer suggested decades ago. Now, fresh excavation of Shanidar Cave using modern techniques has shed fresh light on the finds from decades ago and supports the theory of Neanderthal mortuary practice, says the paper’s lead author, Emma Pomeroy of the University of Cambridge.

The paper on the latest finds, including the missing bottom half of one of the roughly ten Neanderthals found there, was reported Tuesday by Pomeroy and colleagues in the journal of Antiquity (published in partnership with Cambridge University Press).

[…]

The scientific paper is here:

New Neanderthal remains associated with the ‘flower burial’ at Shanidar CaveLink

Shanidar Cave in Iraqi Kurdistan became an iconic Palaeolithic site following Ralph Solecki’s mid twentieth-century discovery of Neanderthal remains. Solecki argued that some of these individuals had died in rockfalls and—controversially—that others were interred with formal burial rites, including one with flowers. Recent excavations have revealed the articulated upper body of an adult Neanderthal located close to the ‘flower burial’ location—the first articulated Neanderthal discovered in over 25 years. Stratigraphic evidence suggests that the individual was intentionally buried. This new find offers the rare opportunity to investigate Neanderthal mortuary practices utilising modern archaeological techniques.

The practice of burying the dead is quite old. And not limited to us modern Humans.

It’s a rather telling piece of evidence, of how long humans (not just us moderns, but also Neanderthals) have ritualized death.

Our mortality is the defining event shaping our view of what to do with ourselves. We are born unaware and over time learn of our limit of existence.

It is this which drives our beliefs and actions.

And it is what makes religion so powerful.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 5:48:17am

re: #90 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The practice of burying the dead is quite old. And not limited to us modern Humans.

It’s a rather telling piece of evidence, of how long humans (not just us moderns, but also Neanderthals) have ritualized death.

Our mortality is the defining event shaping our view of what to do with ourselves. We are born unaware and over time learn of our limit of existence.

It is this which drives our beliefs and actions.

And it is what makes religion so powerful.

Religion begins where science ends, and even now, there are limits to what science can tell us about lots of things, starting from the depths of the Earth to the reaches of space to what happens before birth or after death…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 5:49:22am

re: #51 TedStriker

Well, as an Eagle Scout and as a current Scouter of more than 27 years, I take a bit of umbrage with that sentiment.

Scouting can and should be a positive thing, but abuse (of any kind, not just sexual) in the program was and is abhorrent and should be treated with due respect to those affected. The Chapter 11 filing may be somewhat of a surprise to some, but it’s been telegraphed for months to the membership as an option for the BSA National Council (which is the entity that filed for bankruptcy protections, not any local councils, who are the majority of the overall organization that registers and services units and provides local program and who are legally separate and distinct entities from each other and from the National Council) to keep Scouting viable while still retaining the ability to recompense abuse victims.

#notallScouts.

I don’t really want to do this again with the Boy Scouts. They are corrupt to the core. That does not mean there aren’t good people in them.

If you read the LA Times article liked above, they kept records on this for one hundred years. When someone came forward with knowledge of those records, they fought in court as far as they could against survivors until they could fight no more, then they declared bankruptcy to protect their assets, and rape victims now have to stand in line like any other debtor, whilst those which have not yet come forward cannot file charges until the bankruptcy period is done.

The Boy Scouts owns billions of dollars in cash and property. They are acting just like the Catholic Church. (There are good Catholics, the Catholic Church is corrupt to the core.)

Substitute any church in the sentence “the Boy Scouts are hiding their assets from rape victims and shuffled around their people for one hundred years to avoid scrutiny!” and see how it sounds.

It is bigoted to this day against the largest religious minority in the country and gets away with that under a Congressional Charter, because feckless politicians are too cowardly to rip their charter for religious bigotry.

The only good thing is their membership has been plunging for years and by itself could endanger the organisation.

The organisation needs to die. But before they do, those alive part of the coverup of child rape for one hundred years need to be sued or prosecuted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 5:53:14am

The BSA were paranoid about having open homosexuals in their midst, but this seems to be the case of terribly repressed, closeted pedophiles.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 18, 2020 • 5:57:47am

Boy Scouts of America, hobbled by multiple sex-abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy protection

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Facing mounting legal costs from defending itself against lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of boys, the venerable nonprofit sought Chapter 11 protection in a court filing early Tuesday.

*snip*

Michael Pfau, whose Seattle-based law firm, Pfau, Cochran, Veretis and Amala, represents close to 300 people who say they were abused as Scouts in 30-plus states, called the filing historic.

“It will be far larger in terms of the numbers of victims and far more complicated than any of the bankruptcies we’ve seen so far involving the Catholic Church,” Pfau said.

Those bankruptcies involved individual dioceses or archdioceses, Pfau said, while “this involves victims from all 50 states and several U.S. territories.”

“You’re looking at thousands of abuse survivors making claims,” he said. “This is much bigger than the bankruptcy filings involving the Catholic Church.”

*snip*

Like the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts “have a horrible, sordid history of child abuse in the ranks,” Pfau said. “They fought very, very aggressively to keep the extent of the abuse from the public. Now they’re facing a wave of legislative reform that is sweeping across the country, with states revising their statutes of limitations to allow victims to sue.”

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:00:16am

I have a bit of knowledge of the dark side of BSA. It makes me wonder how many pedophile scoutmasters were molested when they were scouts (as many have wondered about priests).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:06:16am

re: #95 Barefoot Grin

I have a bit of knowledge of the dark side of BSA. It makes me wonder how many pedophile scoutmasters were molested when they were scouts (as many have wondered about priests).

the darkest side is that they banned open homosexuals as being counter to their values while protecting closeted pedophiles…just like the Catholic Church.

But this is what happens in any authoritarian, top-down organization where all power emanates from above and conversely, all responsibility flows there.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:07:36am

re: #94 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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re: #95 Barefoot Grin

I have a bit of knowledge of the dark side of BSA. It makes me wonder how many pedophile scoutmasters were molested when they were scouts (as many have wondered about priests).

Not a particular fan of this trope either.

“The message here is that sexual victimization alone is not sufficient to suggest a boy is likely to grow up to become a sex offender,” study author and psychiatrist Arnon Bentovim tells WebMD. “But our study does show that abused boys who grow up in families where they are exposed to a great deal of violence or neglect are at particular risk.”

Do Sexually Abused Kids Become Abusers? (WebMD, reviewing studies on the subject and interviewing psychiatrists)

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jeffreyw  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:07:55am

“Is this doves eat free day,” he wondered?

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makeitstop  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:10:01am

Music news…

That show goes on the ‘don’t-miss’ list. Primus covering Rush should be something to see.

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:13:55am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. It’s been a crazy couple of days, but this is one of the standouts - Gorka claiming that Trumpworld is more diverse than the Democratic party.

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:17:54am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would laugh if the Girl Scouts bought the carcass of the BSA (Girl Power!), but they wont go near it with a 100 foot pole. The BSA is irreparably damaged due to their inability to police themselves and enable abuse for decades.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:20:51am

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Yep. I feel sorry for the spark of humanity being wasted by her.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:21:17am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Not a particular fan of this trope either.

Do Sexually Abused Kids Become Abusers? (WebMD, reviewing studies on the subject and interviewing psychiatrists)

It is a matter of belief among many that since homosexuality is “unnatural” and “an abomination unto the Lord” that the only way that homosexuality can propagate is by seducing and corrupting impressionable youth.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:23:01am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is a matter of belief among many that since homosexuality is “unnatural” and “an abomination unto the Lord” that the only way that homosexuality can propagate is by seducing and corrupting impressionable youth.

“No True Geyh.” The same argument religious people use with atheists: We only recruit from the young, never that the young can think for themselves and they leave on their own.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:24:37am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🎃

“No True Geyh.” The same argument religious people use with atheists: We only recruit from the young, never that the young can think for themselves and they leave on their own.

because atheism, like homosexuality or socialism, is unnatural and an abdominablization unto The Lord

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:29:27am
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makeitstop  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:33:59am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:35:44am

re: #100 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. It’s been a crazy couple of days, but this is one of the standouts - Gorka claiming that Trumpworld is more diverse than the Democratic party.

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They enjoy telling obvious lies because they like to trigger our outrage.

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lizardofid  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:35:46am

re: #107 makeitstop

Well Mike, your move.

Good morning everybody!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:36:49am

re: #109 lizardofid

Well Mike, your move.

Good morning everybody!

Good morning! It should be an interesting debate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:37:13am

re: #108 NO SMOCKING GUN!

They enjoy telling obvious lies because they like to trigger our outrage.

and they know that our stenographers in the media are not going to call them out

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:37:29am

re: #108 NO SMOCKING GUN!

They enjoy telling obvious lies because they like to trigger our outrage.

And convince their voters of their lies.

Sebastian Gorka appeared on FOX to say that. Is a FOX viewer going to check and see if the statement is true, or is the viewer simply going to believe his conservative pastor?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:37:36am

re: #110 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Good morning! It should be an interesting debate.

I hope they stop and frisk everyone attending…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:38:23am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I hope they stop and frisk everyone attending…

Or maybe just stop-and-frisk Mike Bloomberg.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:39:18am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Or maybe just stop-and-frisk Mike Bloomberg.

because of that suspicious bulge in his trousers?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:40:25am

This article is aimed directly at me. I’m the comfortable white guy arguing online and not involved in local politics. Though I did do some volunteer work for Amy McGrath in 2018. My excuse is that as a merit state employee, there are legal limits to my political involvment. vox.com

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:41:28am

good morning

Candy-O (the cars)

oh wait, are we done with that….?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:42:26am

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:42:55am

re: #64 Hecuba’s daughter

It is a disgrace that the BSA should care about religious preferences or the lack thereof of the boys who are members.

Early ’60s: A friend was raised by his mom after his father died. He wanted to join a Scout troop.

They turned him down: He didn’t have a father.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:45:53am

re: #119 Sherlock Hound

Early ’60s: A friend was raised by his mom after his father died. He wanted to join a Scout troop.

They turned him down: He didn’t have a father.

Agh. I’m glad I never joined. I think it was the simple fact that I didn’t have any close friends that were cub scouts unlike my brothers.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:46:04am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Lawless liberal, stealing intellectual property. /s

Just like OJ’s book, which I was happy to steal!
/

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lizardofid  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:46:22am

re: #117 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

good morning

Candy-O (the cars)

oh wait, are we done with that….?

I had already declared you winner with Melissa : )

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:50:38am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:52:29am

re: #123 The Pie Overlord!

Embarrassed to say I only know Hiassen among those.

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jeffreyw  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:52:44am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

because of that suspicious bulge in his trousers?

That’s his wallet.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:52:48am

re: #82 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A book won’t bring trump down. Testifying might. But Bolton took the profit route. No love of country. No service to country.

Who is going to buy his book? Conservative will not. Liberals see what he is doing? He’s a huckster trying to sell snow in Alaska. Fuck him. He’s going to end up taking himself down.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:53:53am

re: #126 I Would Prefer Not To

Who is going to buy his book? Conservative will not. Liberals see what he is doing? He’s a huckster trying to sell snow in Alaska. Fuck him. He’s going to end up taking himself down.

Probably his PAC. It will get him in the bestsellers list and keep him in the conversation which is what he wants.

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:55:14am

And now, a word from the Minister of Truth:

“You know, whoever wrote the anonymous book is a coward,” she added. “And whoever wrote the anonymous book and the op-ed, they do need to be found. And the fact that they are working in government against the president and essentially against the American people is not good.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:56:53am

re: #124 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Embarrassed to say I only know Hiassen among those.

Mystery writers & cookbook authors.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:57:04am

re: #126 I Would Prefer Not To

Who is going to buy his book? Conservative will not. Liberals see what he is doing? He’s a huckster trying to sell snow in Alaska. Fuck him. He’s going to end up taking himself down.

It’ll be in the remainder pile at Dollar Tree this time next year.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:57:05am

re: #128 Targetpractice

And now, a word from the Minister of Truth:

I see they changed her family’s name from Goebells at Ellis Island. // I’m being a smartass I concede but this is really getting scary as shit.

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Chrysicat  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:57:24am

re: #106 Belafon

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While true, THIS wasn’t Bernie Twitter:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:58:56am

re: #129 The Pie Overlord!

Mystery writers & cookbook authors.

Aha! Cool deal. I’m trying to expand my reading more this year as a goal. Got any good recommendations for a good starter mystery novel?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 6:59:37am

re: #119 Sherlock Hound

Early ’60s: A friend was raised by his mom after his father died. He wanted to join a Scout troop.

They turned him down: He didn’t have a father.

I was required to get a “sponsor” who would stand in as my father.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:00:27am

re: #133 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Aha! Cool deal. I’m trying to expand my reading more this year as a goal. Got any good recommendations for a good starter mystery novel?

anything by Tony Hillerman, he is sort of the Carl Hiaasen of Arizona/New Mexico…not as darkly cynical but just as full of local color and history

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:00:53am

re: #128 Targetpractice

Miss Avoids Press Briefings accuses whistle-blower of cowardice.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:01:11am

Man, when you’ve lost the Libertarian Party on the subject of guns:

Kaitlin Bennett @KaitMarieox
* 18h

This is what happens when a Trump supporter goes to a college campus. Leftists at @ohiou started a riot when @Joelpatrick1776 and I showed up, and the @oupolice let it happen. I think @realDonaldTrump should strip funding from universities like this that harbor terrorists.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:03:33am

re: #133 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Aha! Cool deal. I’m trying to expand my reading more this year as a goal. Got any good recommendations for a good starter mystery novel?

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. The movies with Tom Cruise suck. Reacher is a big, large man and Cruise is a tiny little chicken. They should have cast somebody like The Rock.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:04:27am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🎃

#LoseAnArgumentIn3Words

“I am wrong.” (Alternatively, “you are right.”)

“Franklin Graham Said…”

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:06:30am

re: #139 Joe Bacon 🌹

“Franklin Graham Said…”

“President Trump says…”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:07:23am

re: #138 The Pie Overlord!

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. The movies with Tom Cruise suck. Reacher is a big, large man and Cruise is a tiny little chicken. They should have cast somebody like The Rock.

Cruise is Jack Reach-around

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:08:31am

He wants to sell jet engines (for warplanes) to China. What could go wrong?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:08:46am

re: #132 Chrysicat

While true, THIS wasn’t Bernie Twitter:

I often read that “Twitter is not really representative of the electorate, as only about 7% of the populace uses Twitter.”

If you conducted any sort of study and could use 7% of all people in the country for your study, that would be a massive cohort. That’s a study of about 17 million people.

That said, Twitter also skews more Democratic, more educated, and younger than the populace at large (plus people self-select to be on Twitter). The top 10% who are the most prolific on Twitter still represents about 1.7 million people.

pewresearch.org (Pew Research study of Twitter users from April 2019)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:09:01am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Man, when you’ve lost the Libertarian Party on the subject of guns:

Kaitlin Bennett @KaitMarieox
* 18h

This is what happens when a Trump supporter goes to a college campus. Leftists at @ohiou started a riot when @Joelpatrick1776 and I showed up, and the @oupolice let it happen. I think @realDonaldTrump should strip funding from universities like this that harbor terrorists.

I don’t think they disagree with her on guns necessary. I think they’re saying she’s a hypocrite for complaining about people using their 1A rights to protest her absurd view of the 2A.

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:14:21am
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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:14:28am

re: #142 The Pie Overlord!

He wants to sell jet engines (for warplanes) to China. What could go wrong?

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In other words, Xi is not-so-subtly demanding these sales go through or else the trade talks hit another “impasse.”

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:15:12am

Is Weinstein copying Trump or vice versa?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:18:01am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And man, the Libertarian Party is getting dragged by libertarians insisting throwing water on Ms. Bennett’s car is absolutely a violation of their Non-Aggression Principle and “terrorist” is the correct word to use to describe the protestors.

“ShE CoUlDn’T KnOw It WaS WaTer UnTil It HiT hEr CaR—TeRrOrIzMsSsSsS!”

So, if a woman is egregiously treated when taken out to dinner by a date, and she throws her drink on him, is that terrorism too?

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:18:21am

re: #147 jaunte

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Is Weinstein copying Trump or vice versa?

I see “Judge” Napolitano is desperately working to regain Hair Furor’s favor by destroying whatever sliver of respectability exists to argue bullshit he knows would never fly in an actual criminal court.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:20:02am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:20:45am

re: #149 Targetpractice

I see “Judge” Napolitano is desperately working to regain Hair Furor’s favor by destroying whatever sliver of respectability exists to argue bullshit he knows would never fly in an actual criminal court.

Mike Cernovich weighs in:

Biasssssssss!

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Semper Fi  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:21:09am

re: #142 The Pie Overlord!

He wants to sell jet engines (for warplanes) to China. What could go wrong?

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Trump! I don’t understand why he’s not standing in front of a firing squad.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:23:07am

re: #152 Semper Fi

Trump! I don’t understand why he’s not standing in front of a firing squad.

Because it would be far better if we put Trump in a cell, with a TV showing us auctioning off his property and turning his towers into rental properties for minorities.

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:23:12am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Mike Cernovich weighs in:

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Biasssssssss!

Yeah, I saw that. 12 jurors voted to convict Stone, and if they disagreed with the foreman or their votes were forced by her then they had ample opportunity to make the court aware of such. Attacking her for “bias” is especially galling when the trial transcript shows that she was asked if she could consider the case fairly despite her bias and she was allowed to stay after answering in the affirmative. The reality is the defense doesn’t have a leg to stand on here, they’re just throwing shit at the wall in order to give Donny an excuse to issue a pardon.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:23:29am

re: #142 The Pie Overlord!

He wants to sell jet engines (for warplanes) to China. What could go wrong?

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Was it Lenin who said the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with?

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:24:39am

By the way, Donny’s insisting that “national security” not be a barrier to trade, yet it was “national security” that he used as the BS excuse to slap trade tariffs on dozens of countries.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:25:27am

Trumporrhoids have to vomit out their talking points even in front of graphs & numbers showing the EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY ARE SAYING.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:25:33am

re: #144 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t think they disagree with her on guns necessary. I think they’re saying she’s a hypocrite for complaining about people using their 1A rights to protest her absurd view of the 2A.

The irony of her asking that her right to free speech be protected by forcing universities to strip other students of their right to free speech.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:26:08am

re: #126 I Would Prefer Not To

Who is going to buy his book? Conservative will not. Liberals see what he is doing? He’s a huckster trying to sell snow in Alaska. Fuck him. He’s going to end up taking himself down.

And I find this line of thinking so old-school. The Martian was available online before it was formally published. The guy basically wrote it in real time. And not only did it go on to sell well, it went on to be a movie.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:26:11am

re: #128 Targetpractice

And now, a word from the Minister of Truth:

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Did she go thru half a case of Stolichnaya again before going on Fox?

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:26:27am

re: #143 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I often read that “Twitter is not really representative of the electorate, as only about 7% of the populace uses Twitter.”

If you conducted any sort of study and could use 7% of all people in the country for your study, that would be a massive cohort. That’s a study of about 17 million people.

That said, Twitter also skews more Democratic, more educated, and younger than the populace at large (plus people self-select to be on Twitter). The top 10% who are the most prolific on Twitter still represents about 1.7 million people.

pewresearch.org (Pew Research study of Twitter users from April 2019)

There are about 14 million Southern Baptists, a massive cohort. That doesn’t make it representative. And if you did a study based on that 4% of the country, it wouldn’t tell you a thing about the whole population.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:26:47am

If Stone’s attorneys didn’t ask about Trump or whether any juror harbored a bias against Stone, that is on them. In fact, I’d bet these hacks yelling “bias” have no idea what kind of questions were asked during voir dire. The only question, then, is if she lied about her answers and/or being able to render an impartial decision. That’s the only ground for a new trial.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:27:23am

Gotta go to the Post Office and the General Store. Be right back. You lucky devils will have a break from me. /s

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:28:03am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Gotta go to the Post Office and the General Store. Be right back. You lucky devils will have a break from me. /s

*deadpan* No, wait, don’t go.

//

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TedStriker  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:28:38am

re: #164 Targetpractice

*deadpan* No, wait, don’t go.

//

///

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:29:03am

re: #147 jaunte

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Is Weinstein copying Trump or vice versa?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:29:39am

re: #158 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The irony of her asking that her right to free speech be protected by forcing universities to strip other students of their right to free speech.

Exactly. That’s why this “We’re free peach activists” was always bs. I have the right to use my free speech to call your hate speech out and I can also vocalize that I don’t want my tuition dollars going to the likes of Milo, Ben Shapiro, or Kaitlin if I so please.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:30:19am

re: #143 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I often read that “Twitter is not really representative of the electorate, as only about 7% of the populace uses Twitter.”

If you conducted any sort of study and could use 7% of all people in the country for your study, that would be a massive cohort. That’s a study of about 17 million people.

That said, Twitter also skews more Democratic, more educated, and younger than the populace at large (plus people self-select to be on Twitter). The top 10% who are the most prolific on Twitter still represents about 1.7 million people.

pewresearch.org (Pew Research study of Twitter users from April 2019)

If I asked rich people to write me about whether Dewey or Truman would win the election, I might be led to believe that Dewey would.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:31:49am

re: #166 NO SMOCKING GUN!

So what you’re saying is, don’t trust any President named Andrew to respect human rights. Donald Andrew Trump. Apologies to any Andrews here or anyone associated with an Andrew :).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:32:26am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Man, when you’ve lost the Libertarian Party on the subject of guns:

Kaitlin Bennett @KaitMarieox
* 18h

This is what happens when a Trump supporter goes to a college campus. Leftists at @ohiou started a riot when @Joelpatrick1776 and I showed up, and the @oupolice let it happen. I think @realDonaldTrump should strip funding from universities like this that harbor terrorists.

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Terrorists? I don’t see them waving rifles around, let alone using them. The one finger salute and a free car wash do not constitute terrorism, snowflake.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:33:36am

re: #170 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Terrorists? I don’t see them waving rifles around, let alone using them. The one finger salute and a free car wash do not constitute terrorism, snowflake.

Seriously if you think it’s okay to open carry and use that as a political intimidation tactic, don’t fucking cry when people protest your worldview. Sorry I was being a smartass there. I know Trump’s middle name is John. It’s just funny to think two of the other inhabitiatns of Terrible Racist POTUS Rushmore are both named Andrew. The other’s name is Thomas though you don’t know him by that name.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:33:48am

re: #169 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So what you’re saying is, don’t trust any President named Andrew to respect human rights. Donald Andrew Trump. Apologies to any Andrews here or anyone associated with an Andrew :).

I think Trump’s middle name is John.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:34:32am

re: #172 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I think Trump’s middle name is John.

Shhhh, I don’t want to talk about that.

YtxHB/MLNceZJmu2AObjlZrlT4o4cUX9

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:35:54am

re: #123 The Pie Overlord!

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fiction

robert pirsig
charles dickens
walter miller, jr
walker percy
bernard malamud
larry mcmurtry

non

jane brody
mark bittman
strunk and white
dr seuss (Oh, The Places You’ll Go)
sun tzu
walter stack / bob bishop
stephen batchelor

final yesterday: Gene Kelly “I’m Singing With Lorraine”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:35:55am

re: #94 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

mlqoCQy6HGpAgQJI4wnyse9C/p8TQENTQDSVsVPfEg2Z+JAE8ov+G16WAixb2q3F

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Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:37:55am
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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:38:47am

re: #172 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I think Trump’s middle name is John.

thats just what they say
have you seen his birth certificate?
i’ve heard people very recently say its ‘andrew’.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:39:36am

re: #176 Sufficient unto the day…

Tactical pens.

If you are ever in a position where your life is hanging on your choice of writing utensil, you have probably made so many bad life choices that you deserve to not have that writing utensil.

I want a pen with strategic/thermonuclear capabilities…

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:39:41am

re: #174 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

i wrote david copperfield
i meant charles dickens

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:40:15am

re: #177 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

thats just what they say
have you seen his birth certificate?
i’ve heard people very recently say its ‘andrew’.

And since when did Republicans start honoring people’s choices in names?

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:40:54am

Yukon and Jinxy Winter 2020

Neighbors dog Jinxy got loose, puppy pandemonium is sure to ensue.

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:41:40am

Really thick fog this morning. Funny thing is the camera sees better than we humans do in this air. Noticed this before. Camera sensor thing.

Foggy Morning
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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:42:27am

re: #176 Sufficient unto the day…

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in a couple of movies they used pens quite effectively as weapons

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:42:32am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:45:05am

re: #177 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

thats just what they say
have you seen his birth certificate?
i’ve heard people very recently say its ‘andrew’.

I mean Donald Andrew JOHNson Trump is a sort of Jeopardy “Before and After” clue. Truth be told, I was being a smartass about how Trump has a lot in common with the two Tennessee Andrew J’s. I think the nicest thing I can say about Jackson is he wouldn’t have been a secessionist. Just like that’s the nicest I can say about Johnson but then he cared more about comforting Southern whites than the actual victims of Antebellum Southern society. Here’s an interesting history question and I know nothing about him really but what happens if Hannibal Hamlin takes Lincoln’s place when Abe gets assassinated? Or worse, what if Booth’s plan goes according to plan. I think a lot of people don’t know the full extent of the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Originally, Grant was gonna be at Fords that night and the guy assigned to kill Johnson only missed because he got drunk and Secretary of State Seward (who btw is one of the most underrated American statesmen of that era) just barely escaped being brutally stabbed to death. I don’t think Booth was an agent of Richmond but he certainly was a political terrorist who had he succeeded would have put the Republic in danger like it had never seen before or since in terms of a succession crisis. Remember that no President had been assassinated before Lincoln. Sorry I’m rambling.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:45:23am

re: #117 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

good morning

Candy-O (the cars)

oh wait, are we done with that….?

this morning I thought of “her name was Lola…Lola Falana…The hottest spot north of Havana”
Barry Manilow song?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:45:53am

re: #182 Rightwingconspirator

Really thick fog this morning. Funny thing is the camera sees better than we humans do in this air. Noticed this before. Camera sensor thing.

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North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station!

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:48:43am

re: #185 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean Donald Andrew JOHNson Trump is a sort of Jeopardy “Before and After” clue. Truth be told, I was being a smartass about how Trump has a lot in common with the two Tennessee Andrew J’s. I think the nicest thing I can say about Jackson is he wouldn’t have been a secessionist. Just like that’s the nicest I can say about Johnson but then he cared more about comforting Southern whites than the actual victims of Antebellum Southern society. Here’s an interesting history question and I know nothing about him really but what happens if Hannibal Hamlin takes Lincoln’s place when Abe gets assassinated? Or worse, what if Booth’s plan goes according to plan. I think a lot of people don’t know the full extent of the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Originally, Grant was gonna be at Fords that night and the guy assigned to kill Johnson only missed because he got drunk and Secretary of State Seward (who btw is one of the most underrated American statesmen of that era) just barely escaped being brutally stabbed to death. I don’t think Booth was an agent of Richmond but he certainly was a political terrorist who had he succeeded would have put the Republic in danger like it had never seen before or since in terms of a succession crisis. Remember that no President had been assassinated before Lincoln. Sorry I’m rambling.

i hear ya
i still say his middle name is fake news.
if they can do it, we can do it

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:49:21am

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

anything by Tony Hillerman, he is sort of the Carl Hiaasen of Arizona/New Mexico…not as darkly cynical but just as full of local color and history

his daughter, Anne Hillerman, is doing a very good job following in his footsteps after his death

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:51:46am

re: #164 Targetpractice

*deadpan* No, wait, don’t go.

//

I’m back.

I checked my Megamillions ticket:

But that’s not all, you also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people
And you brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come
You don’t get to come back tomorrow
You don’t even get a lousy copy of our home game
You’re a complete loser!

(Weird Al Yankovic, “I Lost on Jeopardy”)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:54:43am

re: #61 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not really behind a paywall because if the book is published, the important details would immediately appear in articles by reviewers and legitimate reporters. It would not prevent anyone from learning the truth. Bolton should have consented to testify before the House. As someone here said — in Bolton’s case, it’s not party over country, it’s money over country.

The question is: if he had testified, would that have made any difference in the outcome? The truth and details were already known. Would his confirmation of existing reports had made a difference to the Republican jurors? I suspect it’s not the Ukraine case that will cause discomfort to Republicans but other foreign policy actions that haven’t been so meticulously covered that could make a real impact.

It might not have made any difference in the final outcome. But Bolton testifying before the Senate that the impeachment information was correct and that Trump and his administration were lying, and were seeking interference, and were messing with US foreign policy for their own political gain, etc etc would have made their acquittal votes much much more clearly partisan hackery and an overt miscarriage of justice.

And that I think would have resulted with at least a few more GOP Senators voting in favor of removal. Probably not 2/3, but enough to enrage Trump about McConnell at the very least.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:55:37am

re: #166 NO SMOCKING GUN!

To be fair, as bad as Trump is, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson both committed/encouraged genocide and terrorism.

— aagcobb

So does Trump.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:55:59am

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m back.

I checked my Megamillions ticket:

(Weird Al Yankovic, “I Lost on Jeopardy”)

nothing wrong with playing the lotto as long as it’s not a career strategy

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:57:35am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

none of this cheek-turning, blessed-are-the-peacemakers shit for us, eh?

Unless you’re the Air Force.

en.wikipedia.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:57:41am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

this morning I thought of “her name was Lola…Lola Falana…The hottest spot north of Havana”
Barry Manilow song?

Amy
Beth
Celia
Delia
Emily’s Song
The Fanny Song
Girl from Ipanema
Ein Lied für Hannah
Goodnight Irene
Jennifer Juniper
K-K-K-Katie
Lola
Melissa
Nina, Pretty Ballerina
Ophelia
Pretty Polly
Queen Jane Approximately (bit of a stretch there)
Rosanna
Sally Ann
Teresa
Uschi, mach’ doch kein Quatsch!
Venus
Wendy
Never Have Sex with your eX
Yvette
Zoe Jane

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:57:58am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

his daughter, Anne Hillerman, is doing a very good job following in his footsteps after his death

will have to look into her work

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:58:38am

re: #187 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes! The fog hid the surrounding apartment buildings rather nicely.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:59:27am

re: #197 Rightwingconspirator

Yes! The fog hid the surrounding apartment buildings rather nicely.

send us a before-and-after so we can appreciate what we could not see

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 7:59:29am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:01:28am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the darkest side is that they banned open homosexuals as being counter to their values while protecting closeted pedophiles…just like the Catholic Church.

But this is what happens in any authoritarian, top-down organization where all power emanates from above and conversely, all responsibility flows there.

And various conservative Christian organizations have their own pseudo-Scouts groups gnawing away at the BSA membership from the other side. Such groups have obviously doubled down on the religious values and probably have adopted all sorts of additional claptrap as well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:01:57am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:02:30am

re: #98 jeffreyw

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More of a “if we show up as a group the cat can only get one of us” thing. Plus the numbers help offset potential bullying by the College of Cardinals.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:03:40am

re: #172 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I think Trump’s middle name is John.

When he finally shuffles off this mortal coil, and people of Hispanic descent are looking for his grave to piss on, I hope the question is “¿Dónde está el Juan?”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:04:15am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:05:26am

re: #204 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Well some say the first world war blended into the second, so….

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:07:00am

re: #198 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tomorrow will probably be sunny.

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unproven innocence  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:07:39am

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

Deplorable is not strong enough a word to describe this. Maybe genocide.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:08:28am

re: #120 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Agh. I’m glad I never joined. I think it was the simple fact that I didn’t have any close friends that were cub scouts unlike my brothers.

I’m sort of curious about my family now. My mother and sister were active in Girl Scouts.
My brother was in Cub Scouts for a while, roughly the equivalent time I was in Indian Guides. And then, neither of us were while my mother and sister continued in Girl Scouts.

So, my father must have encountered something, or decided that the time investment was not worth it. It wasn’t group activities or athletics since my brother and I both did Gray-Y (YMCA sponsored) or community-sponsored athletics all the way to high school.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:09:28am

re: #205 Barefoot Grin

Well some say the first world war blended into the second, so….

One war with a twenty-year truce in the middle.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:09:29am

re: #117 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

good morning

Candy-O (the cars)

oh wait, are we done with that….?

Ave Maria (Schubert or Bach, take your pick)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:10:07am

re: #209 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

One war with a twenty-year truce in the middle.

I forget who popularized that sentiment but it was true.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:11:37am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:11:41am

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m back.

I checked my Megamillions ticket:

(Weird Al Yankovich, “I Lost on Jeopardy”

I just put a single play in Mega Millions, Powerball and the California Super Lotto jackpots figuring if the lightning is going to strike it will.

But then I have a coworker convinced that Jay-Zuss is going to bless her with the next jackpot and she buys $100 of tickets every week…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:12:40am

re: #208 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Kids learn to model behavior from adults. So if the behavior being presented is abusive in nature, that’s what gets impressed upon them and that’s ultimately what they learn to pass on to others. Furthermore, these kind of behavioral patterns get harder and harder to deprogram as the kid gets older. Hence once an adult, they pass the same patterns on to other kids and the cycle repeats.

I have a little nephew who is almost two and he’s in this phase where he likes to copy everything I do or say. It’s amusing at times of course but it’s also made me REALLY cognizant of my behavior because in every scenario he sees me in, including times I am angry/frustrated/stressed out, etc. I need to be making sure I’m setting a good example for him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:17:09am

re: #209 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

One war with a twenty-year truce in the middle.

The world, and especially Europe, was at war from 1914 until 1989, with a twenty-one-year truce in the middle and a 44-year-long armed stalemate at the end.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:18:41am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Ave Maria (Schubert or Bach, take your pick)

maria, maria - Santana

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:18:53am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:19:00am

re: #215 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The world, and especially Europe, was at war from 1914 until 1989, with a twenty-one-year truce in the middle and a 44-year-long armed stalemate at the end.

And then from late 2001 onward, we’re right back at it again. The 90s were such a rare period of downtime.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:19:52am

re: #213 Joe Bacon 🌹

I just put a single play in Mega Millions, Powerball and the California Super Lotto jackpots figuring if the lightning is going to strike it will.

But then I have a coworker convinced that Jay-Zuss is going to bless her with the next jackpot and she buys $100 of tickets every week…

hence my re: #193 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:22:02am

You never know what you will find on You Tube.

Here’s the first episode of What’s My Line from 1950.

(1950) What’s My Line 1st Telecast

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:22:46am

re: #158 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The irony of her asking that her right to free speech be protected by forcing universities to strip other students of their right to free speech.

Sounds like some expectation of a sense of entitlement.
//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:23:43am

re: #218 Eclectic Cyborg

And then from late 2001 onward, we’re right back at it again. The 90s were such a rare period of downtime.

True, it continued in ex-Yugoslavia well into the 90’s

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:24:56am

re: #218 Eclectic Cyborg

And then from late 2001 onward, we’re right back at it again. The 90s were such a rare period of downtime.

Clinton doesn’t get enough credit. Hell as much as he is a punchline today, Boris Yeltsin. We had some fine statesmen and women in the 90’s all around the world. The problem I think is after Communism ended, we thought it was as Francis Fukuyama said, the “End of history” but things change. It has been proven IMO that capitalism and democracy aren’t always mutually inclusive of each other which I think unfortunately changes I think a lot of the lessons of the Cold War. Democracy and human rights are what matters not a rigid economic system.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:25:35am

re: #209 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

One war with a twenty-year truce in the middle.

My late husband was a fanatic about studying WWI. That was certainly his sentiment — WWII arose because of unresolved issues from WWI, including the draconian financial retribution imposed on Germany by the victors. Historians use the term 100 Years’ War to describe a series of conflicts between the British and the French; WWI and WWII can be treated the same way.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:25:47am

re: #176 Sufficient unto the day…

Tactical hot dog.
reddit.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:27:53am

re: #213 Joe Bacon 🌹

I just put a single play in Mega Millions, Powerball and the California Super Lotto jackpots figuring if the lightning is going to strike it will.

But then I have a coworker convinced that Jay-Zuss is going to bless her with the next jackpot and she buys $100 of tickets every week…

I normally play the lower-prize games with better odds (though they still suck), the multi-state 2x2 (well, multi-state as in Nebraska and North Dakota), and the Pick 3.

It was my wife who bought the MegaMillions ticket.

The proprietor of the store says I’m the only one in town who buys Pick 3 and 2x2 tickets.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:29:33am

I’m watching that Netflix documentary and I have to ask everyone here this. A lot of people feel a dictator arising out of Weimar was inevitable. Which of Hitler’s inner circle do you think would have been able to do what he did and achieve a full on dictatorship like Hitler did? If I had to guess, I would say Goering. It’s easy to laugh at the image we have of Goering, the overweight morphine addict with tons of gaudy medals but it seems to me that he was the most politically astute of Hitler’s inner circle. Himmler was an occultist weirdo and Goebells while known to be an effective speaker I can’t see being a leading political figuture.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:29:47am

I told the postmistress that we will be getting an eighteen-pound box in the next day or two (since she’ll have to bring it to my house). She asked what’s in it, and I told her it was the “Dark Shadows” complete set.

“Cool! Are you going to have a watch party at the public library? I’ll run the popcorn machine.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:30:40am

re: #167 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly. That’s why this “We’re free peach activists” was always bs. I have the right to use my free speech to call your hate speech out and I can also vocalize that I don’t want my tuition dollars going to the likes of Milo, Ben Shapiro, or Kaitlin if I so please.

Emphasis on vocalize.

At universities once you get into recognized student groups, sharing of student activity fees*, and so forth you get into the bugaboo about *your* money going to things you personally don’t want funded. (Wow, just like a state or federal government.)

And any normal university of any size is going to spawn some groups that will want to use said funding, or other perks of being a recognized organization, to bring in speakers that others do not want to appear on campus. At this point you get into norms and rules regarding level of protest about said speakers. (And I think there are varying opinions about how disruptive to be at the actual event in regards to the speaker.)

* - Socialism!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:32:23am

re: #227 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m watching that Netflix documentary and I have to ask everyone here this. A lot of people feel a dictator arising out of Weimar was inevitable. Which of Hitler’s inner circle do you think would have been able to do what he did and achieve a full on dictatorship like Hitler did? …

Goering also had the nimbus of being a war hero.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:32:27am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:33:30am

re: #185 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

(clip) Remember that no President had been assassinated before Lincoln. Sorry I’m rambling.

I suppose that depends on whether you consider Aaron Burr’s illegal duel with Alexander Hamilton an assassination or not.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:34:08am

If WWI/WWII are defined by the weapons produced out of the industrial revolution, I think what we’ve been experiencing are weapons who are products of the digital revolution. It truly is I feel a war of information, intelligence, and knowledge. The internet and I don’t know how you realistically change this can be used to so easily spread disinformation at a quicker rate than any propaganda before. But at the same time, the internet is so vital to our everyday life. We use it to stay in touch with family and friends, we use it to apply for jobs, order goods, etc. I’ve been in some form of social media since I was about 12-13 years old when I got an old AOL Instant Messager Account that I would use to communicate with my friends. I dunno. It’s something that’s difficult for me to fully comprehend.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:35:36am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Ave Maria (Schubert or Bach, take your pick)

They Call the Wind Maria.
:)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:36:01am

re: #193 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

nothing wrong with playing the lotto as long as it’s not a career strategy

It’s my retirement fund strategy. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:36:04am

re: #234 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

They Call the Wind Maria.
:)

The Wind Cries Mary

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:36:47am

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Tactical hot dog.
reddit.com

Obviously only for well-heeled posers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:37:16am

re: #193 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

nothing wrong with playing the lotto as long as it’s not a career strategy

The Magnum Lotto Pension Plan: go buy a lottery ticket every week until you retire. If you have not won by then, go buy a gun and rob a bank.

Even if you get caught, you are at least guaranteed a roof over your head, meals and medical care for the rest of your days…

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retired cynic  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:37:17am

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

I would hope that they should contact President Obama, and see if he won’t take this case on, since it began under his watch! Contact Michelle!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:37:18am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Goering also had the nimbus of being a war hero.

A lot of them were actually legitimate war heroes. I think Goering’s advantage was he knew how to rub shoulders. Of all the high ranking Nazis, his upbringing was probably closest to the old German order of 1871-1918 since his father was a colonial administrator.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:38:33am

re: #237 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Obviously only for well-heeled posers.

Bacon’s for eating not for putting in your bullets. Of course, these are people who actually believe the mythos that Trump believed and spread about General Pershing who if you learn more about him was fairly progressive minded for his age on a lot of things.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:38:34am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I suppose that depends on whether you consider Aaron Burr’s illegal duel with Alexander Hamilton an assassination or not.

Hamilton wasn’t president.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:39:00am

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I normally play the lower-prize games with better odds (though they still suck), the multi-state 2x2 (well, multi-state as in Nebraska and North Dakota), and the Pick 3.

It was my wife who bought the MegaMillions ticket.

The proprietor of the store says I’m the only one in town who buys Pick 3 and 2x2 tickets.

I recall an Economics professor at Pitt using lottery tickets as a prime example of Marginal Utility.

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retired cynic  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:39:04am

re: #208 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I’m sort of curious about my family now. My mother and sister were active in Girl Scouts.
My brother was in Cub Scouts for a while, roughly the equivalent time I was in Indian Guides. And then, neither of us were while my mother and sister continued in Girl Scouts.

So, my father must have encountered something, or decided that the time investment was not worth it. It wasn’t group activities or athletics since my brother and I both did Gray-Y (YMCA sponsored) or community-sponsored athletics all the way to high school.

My mother was in girl scouts, and I was all the way through high school. My brother started out as a cub, but never went on. And now I wonder why.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:39:15am

A cell-managed vehicle share. What could go wrong?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:39:24am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

Conservatives will lie about anything to protect their religious faith in conservatism:

Yanno.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:39:54am

re: #242 Belafon

Hamilton wasn’t president.

That always confuses me as he is on a $10 bill

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retired cynic  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:40:23am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

NPR: Faced with an aging group of docents, Philadelphia’s Penn Museum hit on an idea: Hire immigrants and refugees hailing from the same regions as the artifacts.

I heard that yesterday. Lovely piece!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:40:52am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I suppose that depends on whether you consider Aaron Burr’s illegal duel with Alexander Hamilton an assassination or not.

Hamilton was the former Secretary of Treasury. Burr killing him would be if Pence killed Tim Geithner in a dual. Read about the entire Lincoln assassination plot. It was a tragic event for our country as was but man it could have been so much worse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:41:12am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🎃

reminder: the southern border wall has been a bipartisan proposal for decades.

Yanno.

and that is why they are all so totally on board with Trump building it, right?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:41:30am

re: #242 Belafon

Hamilton wasn’t president.

He also was out of government when it happened.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:42:37am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I suppose that depends on whether you consider Aaron Burr’s illegal duel with Alexander Hamilton an assassination or not.

Successfully assassinated.

A nut tried to kill Andrew Jackson in 1835, but *both* of his pistols misfired.

en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:45:00am

re: #207 unproven innocence

Deplorable is not strong enough a word to describe this. Maybe genocide.

“Separating children from one group and giving them to another group” is in both our laws and international treaties as one definition of genocide.

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Chrysicat  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:45:32am

re: #195 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Amy
Beth
Celia
Delia
Emily’s Song
The Fanny Song
Girl from Ipanema
Ein Lied für Hannah
Goodnight Irene
Jennifer Juniper
K-K-K-Katie
Lola
Melissa
Nina, Pretty Ballerina
Ophelia
Pretty Polly
Queen Jane Approximately (bit of a stretch there)
Rosanna
Sally Ann
Teresa
Uschi, mach’ doch kein Quatsch!
Venus
Wendy
Never Have Sex with your eX
Yvette
Zoe Jane

You think of an ABBA song and it’s “Nina, Pretty Ballerina”?
It didn’t even dawn on me and I first thought of “Cassandra” from their repertoire.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:45:52am

re: #243 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I recall an Economics professor at Pitt using lottery tickets as a prime example of Marginal Utility.

Jack Ochs did that in his Public Finance classes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:46:31am

re: #252 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Successfully assassinated.

A nut tried to kill Andrew Jackson in 1835, but *both* of his pistols misfired.

en.wikipedia.org

Now that one from the story I read on it, you could actually claim legitimate mental illness since Richard Lawrence, the attempted assassin thought AJ killed his father. I believe the older Lawrence had died of sickness in England years before. A lot of people had legitimate reasons for wanting Andrew Jackson dead but Richard Lawrence wasn’t one of them. The Lincoln plot was this originally: Kill Lincoln and Grant (Grant’s wife backed out of Fords at the last minute since she did not like Mary Lincoln, kill Andrew Johnson, and kill William Seward. If that succeeds. That’s the top general in the Union Army, Vice President, President, and Secretary of State dead. And it’s a crisis. Yes Lee had surrendered by then but hostilities didn’t really end until May- en.wikipedia.org, en.wikipedia.org

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:47:41am

re: #245 Sherlock Hound

A cell-managed vehicle share. What could go wrong?

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This is one of my major bitch points with tech companies today. IoT, all these integrated apps and online services for things based on the assumption that everyone, everywhere in the country has a solid internet connection and awesome cell signal. Maybe if some of these products ever got tested OUTSIDE the urban centers in which they are designed…

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:50:39am

re: #257 Eclectic Cyborg

This is one of my major bitch points with tech companies today. IoT, all these integrated apps and online services for things based on the assumption that everyone, everywhere in the country has* a solid internet connection and awesome cell signal. Maybe if some of these products ever got tested OUTSIDE the urban centers in which they are designed…

* a cell phone,

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:53:06am

re: #258 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

* a cell phone,

Shit, that too.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:53:52am

re: #243 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The state lotteries are great educational tools. By which I don’t mean the revenue generated that is then sent to the various state education funds - the amount sent is only a small fraction of the actual education budgets - but rather that the process and math involved are fascinating and important to understand, if one is to really get a feel for how the universe works.

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calochortus  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:54:30am

re: #257 Eclectic Cyborg

This is one of my major bitch points with tech companies today. IoT, all these integrated apps and online services for things based on the assumption that everyone, everywhere in the country has a solid internet connection and awesome cell signal. Maybe if some of these products ever got tested OUTSIDE the urban centers in which they are designed…

Which is weird because there are plenty of spots within an easy half hour drive of the densely populated parts of the Bay Area that don’t have cell service. There’s a lot of topography which blocks cell signals in the mountains.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:54:46am

re: #260 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The state lotteries are great educational tools. By which I don’t mean the revenue generated that is then sent to the various state education funds - the amount sent is only a small fraction of the actual education budgets - but rather that the process and math involved are fascinating and important to understand, if one is to really get a feel for how the universe works.

I seem to recall that lotteries are used to fund arts and humanities in the UK.

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retired cynic  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:56:21am

The anatomy of a smear, Judd Legum, popular.info

Republicans are pushing a smear against Hillary O’Connor Mueri, who is running for Congress in Ohio. They filed a complaint with the Ohio AG, saying she voted in 2008 in the primaries in both OH and CA (where she was living). Turns out she didn’t (surprise!), and that no one had asked the election board where she was supposed to have voted illegally if she had. Didn’t stop the OH Secretary of State, the OH Republican Party, and then national media from pushing the story. It took less than a day for Mueri’s campaign manager to contact the election board and find it was a false story. Local media has updated the story, but the Republicans are standing by the smear. And National media (politico and townhall) have not updated. Mueri’s opponent has righteously refused to comment, bless his heart.

The attack against Mueri is part of a broader effort — in Ohio and across the country — to weaponize small discrepancies across millions of voters registration records to justify voter registration purges and restrictions on voting access. …

In September, LaRose’s office was poised to purge 235,000 names from its voter rolls. Ohio has a “use it or lose it” registration system, meaning that people who don’t vote for several elections are removed from the rolls.

But a man in Ohio, Steve Tingley-Hock, “developed a hobby of spending his weekends downloading the state’s voter data onto his own laptop where he manages a database that keeps track of every voter in Ohio.”

He checked the state list against his database and found that the state’s list was riddled with errors. More than 40,000 people were incorrectly labeled as inactive voters despite voting in a recent election. About half of the voters improperly marked as inactive were located “in Franklin County, a Democratic stronghold in the state.”

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:56:23am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

this morning I thought of “her name was Lola…Lola Falana…The hottest spot north of Havana”
Barry Manilow song?

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor, they worked from eight til four
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?
At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa they fell in love

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 8:58:54am

re: #261 calochortus

Which is weird because there are plenty of spots within an easy half hour drive of the densely populated parts of the Bay Area that don’t have cell service. There’s a lot of topography which blocks cell signals in the mountains.

we’re a mile from a cell tower
we have zero reception in our house
spotty standing outside

im sure a lot of people can tell this story

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:01:53am

re: #234 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

They Call the Wind Maria.
:)

Brandy—Looking Glass
My Sharona—The Knack
Rhiannon—Fleetwood Mac
Sylvia’s Mother—Dr. Hook
Alice’s Restaurant—Arlo Guthrie
Angeleyes
Cassandra
Chiquitita
Elaine—All by Abba, I cheated by looking at my complete Abba set.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:02:26am

re: #264 sagehen

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor, they worked from eight til four
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?
At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa they fell in love

Brings back memories of the cheesy TV movie with Barry Manilow…

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:02:56am

So Trump decided to grant clemency to Eddie DeBartolo.

Last night, at my weekly dinner, a friend asserted that if Trump lost re-election he would empty the prisons by widespread pardoning of criminals (white and Republican only). Have no doubt that he would do that.

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retired cynic  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:03:56am

re: #265 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

we’re a mile from a cell tower
we have zero reception in our house
spotty standing outside

im sure a lot of people can tell this story

I’m close. There is one on a hill above my house about three miles up the road. I get 2 bars only. If I was fully activated, it would be wonderful! I’m running all my internet needs off the cell phone hot spot, and it works better than the HughesNet satellite internet that I paid for for YEARS, eventually at $150 a month! If I had 5 bars, the sky would be the limit!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:05:43am

re: #242 Belafon

Hamilton wasn’t president.

That’s correct. He’s important enough to the history of the country (and he’s on the $10) that I sometimes forget that he was not President.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:06:16am

Gun girl is trending.

In Canada.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:07:09am

Ahhhhhh The smell of fresh Blocked #BranchBernidians in the Morning.

They seem to have overtaken the Fat Donnies for some reason.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:07:39am

re: #272 Dave In Austin

Upding for “Branch Bernidians”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:07:46am

re: #257 Eclectic Cyborg

This is one of my major bitch points with tech companies today. IoT, all these integrated apps and online services for things based on the assumption that everyone, everywhere in the country has a solid internet connection and awesome cell signal. Maybe if some of these products ever got tested OUTSIDE the urban centers in which they are designed…

But the urban centers are where it will be profitable. The commercials might show the middle of nowhere, but I bet there isn’t the population density to make the tech/app supportable as a business there.

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:08:17am

Well off to vote in the Wisconsin Spring Primary.

We have a three person (2 dems 1 republican incumbent, allegedly non-partisan office) run off for Supreme Court Justice, top 2 move on to April’s general election.

Also on the agenda up here is the primary for the Special Election for Congressional 7, formerly shit on by Sean Duffy. I’ll be voting for the woman rather than the Green Party Ass who’s trying to ratfuck the best chance at a Democratic Congresscritter in years.

L8r.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:09:08am

re: #274 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

But the urban centers are where it will be profitable. The commercials might show the middle of nowhere, but I bet there isn’t the population density to make the tech/app supportable as a business there.

I get that, but obviously some people will be using these products in centers that are a bit, well, less than urban. Especially with something like a car that can literally go ANYWHERE you’d think they’d so some testing in more rural areas to see how feasible their concept is.

But what do I know? :P

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:09:11am

re: #265 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

we’re a mile from a cell tower
we have zero reception in our house
spotty standing outside

im sure a lot of people can tell this story

Really the only reason we haven’t given up our land line yet. Cell phones for calls are unusable inside, and I have to walk about 50’ outside to get a couple of bars (Verizon).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:09:40am

re: #257 Eclectic Cyborg

This is one of my major bitch points with tech companies today. IoT, all these integrated apps and online services for things based on the assumption that everyone, everywhere in the country has a solid internet connection and awesome cell signal. Maybe if some of these products ever got tested OUTSIDE the urban centers in which they are designed…

We don’t count. We’re flyover country. /s

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:09:42am

re: #277 Barefoot Grin

Really the only reason we haven’t given up our land line yet. Cell phones for calls are unusable inside, and I have to walk about 50’ outside to get a couple of bars (Verizon).

Time to switch carriers perhaps?

Or do all carriers suck where you’re at?

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:10:52am

re: #279 Eclectic Cyborg

Time to switch carriers perhaps?

Or do all carriers suck where you’re at?

Anecdotally, Verizon is the best. Lots of large hills/little mountains/forest up here in NH.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:10:59am

re: #260 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The state lotteries are great educational tools. By which I don’t mean the revenue generated that is then sent to the various state education funds - the amount sent is only a small fraction of the actual education budgets - but rather that the process and math involved are fascinating and important to understand, if one is to really get a feel for how the universe works.

Yup, though our lotto funds don’t go to education, they go to the state wildlife conservation fund.

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Chrysicat  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:12:45am

If there were ever any doubt as to whether Gabbard was a Dem for any reason other than “Republicans in Hawai’i can’t even be elected dog-catcher”:

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:13:23am

re: #265 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

we’re a mile from a cell tower
we have zero reception in our house
spotty standing outside

im sure a lot of people can tell this story

And a lot depends on your cell company.

I had Verizon and my cell reception was good in Philadelphia. I even had 2-3 bars out in the woods north of Cresson when deer hunting. (Helped that you could climb up a hill a bit, get line of sight to a cell tower, and have 5 bars.) Visiting my brother-in-law in Colorado there was zero reception at the house (right up against a hillside in a river valley), but could get 2 bars by going outside and climbing the river bluff for a hundred yards.)

As a comparison a co-worker in Center City Philadelphia had Sprint and had zero reception in our office unless he stood in a certain 4’x4’ spot in our set of cubicles in which he’d get 2 bars. Outside the building his reception was pretty good.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:13:57am

re: #271 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Gun girl is trending.

In Canada.

Just saw this: the Bren Gun Girl (a Canadian propaganda poster from WWII)

canadashistory.ca

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:14:40am

re: #270 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That’s correct. He’s important enough to the history of the country (and he’s on the $10) that I sometimes forget that he was not President.

And Franklin was never President and was deemed worthy of the $100. (Though given Poor Richard’s Almanac the penny might have been a more amusing choice.)

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:14:53am

re: #277 Barefoot Grin

Really the only reason we haven’t given up our land line yet. Cell phones for calls are unusable inside, and I have to walk about 50’ outside to get a couple of bars (Verizon).

we wanted to dump our landline too so we bitched and moaned (ok actually whined) to at&t and they gave us a free microcell

this was about 9 years ago. it works great.
5 bars inside all the time

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:15:52am

re: #279 Eclectic Cyborg

Time to switch carriers perhaps?

Or do all carriers suck where you’re at?

I think, if you google, you can find out the carrier coverage in your area.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:15:58am

re: #269 retired cynic

I’m close. There is one on a hill above my house about three miles up the road. I get 2 bars only. If I was fully activated, it would be wonderful! I’m running all my internet needs off the cell phone hot spot, and it works better than the HughesNet satellite internet that I paid for for YEARS, eventually at $150 a month! If I had 5 bars, the sky would be the limit!

The tower here in the village is three blocks away and no one in town can get the signal, as it’s oriented with a directional antenna to service US-26.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:21:24am

re: #284 Barefoot Grin

Just saw this: the Bren Gun Girl (a Canadian propaganda poster from WWII)

canadashistory.ca

There is a “Bren Gun Girl” scene in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:21:43am

Off to vote for Joe, MJ, and Julie.
BBL

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unproven innocence  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:21:45am

re: #285 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And Franklin was never President and was deemed worthy of the $100. (Though given Poor Richard’s Almanac the penny might have been a more amusing choice.)

Well, Franklin did run the US Mint for a while.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:24:41am

re: #291 unproven innocence

Well, Franklin did run the US Mint for a while.

He would have been good I think. The question I have is Franklin a Hamiltonian or Jeffersonian.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:26:17am

When really trying to waste time, I wander over to george martin’s notablog site — but for some reason it currently wont allow access because: “Your connection is not private”. Never happened before. Wonder what’s going on.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:27:05am

Trump issues another pardon to millionaire Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

cnn.com

Reminds me of the Borgia Popes selling papal indulgences…

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unproven innocence  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:27:52am

re: #292 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He would have been good I think. The question I have is Franklin a federalists or anti-federalist?

Considering that he was an ambassador to France I’d guess Federalist. Sorry, no link.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:28:00am

re: #287 Belafon

I think, if you google, you can find out the carrier coverage in your area.

letstalk.com

Coverage maps of the so-called “Big Four” (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile)

Surprise, none of them cover us.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:28:38am

re: #291 unproven innocence

Well, Franklin did run the US Mint for a while.

Memories of my college history professor chuckling about Franklin being so stoned at the Constitutional Convention that he had to pee upside down…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:30:57am

re: #293 Hecuba’s daughter

When really trying to waste time, I wander over to george martin’s notablog site — but for some reason it currently wont allow access because: “Your connection is not private”. Never happened before. Wonder what’s going on.

I get:
Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for georgerrmartin.com.

Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:31:23am

re: #296 Anymouse 🌹🎃

letstalk.com

Coverage maps of the so-called “Big Four” (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile)

Surprise, none of them cover us.

Interesting. AT&T may be better. I’ll look into it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:32:14am

re: #298 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I get:
Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for georgerrmartin.com.

Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT

Neither Chrome nor IE worked for me.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:34:12am

re: #300 Hecuba’s daughter

Neither Chrome nor IE worked for me.

I think the problem is the self-signed security certificate.

The certificate data shows it is valid from 2 Feb 2020 to 2 Feb 2021.

I get errors like that from the Department of Defense; they also use self-signed security certificates.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:36:18am

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:36:19am

LOL

What, are you not enjoying John Bolton’s striptease? And don’t you feel SORRY for him?

John Bolton Invited To Kick Self In Dick At Earliest Convenience (Wonkette)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:36:27am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:37:08am

re: #292 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He would have been good I think. The question I have is Franklin a Hamiltonian or Jeffersonian.

My guess would be the former. He’d been living in cities most of his life (Boston and Philadelphia). He’d worked with central governments to do things for the benefit of colonies like organizing transportation for military campaigns and forming militias.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:38:18am

re: #302 Joe Bacon 🌹

I see what you did there. Cute.

:)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:39:12am
Candace Owens doesn’t believe in racism. She has testified as much before an astounded Congress that just wanted her to hurry up and deliver them the pizza they ordered. She does however believe in the imaginary form of racism practiced by liberals who try to pass anti-discrimination laws.

During an appearance Monday on Laura Ingraham’s white power hour, Owens defended Mike Bloomberg from accusations of racism. You’d think Bloomberg has enough money to prevent Owens from “helping” him or even saying his name out loud. Owens argued that Bloomberg isn’t racist. No, the “best” racist on the Left is Bernie Sanders … because of socialism?

OWENS: [Sanders] pretends to be their friend. He lies to black America’s face when he knows that he’s going to be the one like Lyndon Baines Johnson. He’s Lyndon Baines Johnson 2.0 who is going to enact policies that are going to harm black America for the next 100 years.

Candace Owens Says Bernie Sanders Is As Racist As The Guy Who Passed The Civil Rights Act (Wonkette, more)

Gotta keep FOX viewers in the dark (dare I say, on the plantation?)

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:42:57am

re: #307 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Candace Owens Says Bernie Sanders Is As Racist As The Guy Who Passed The Civil Rights Act (Wonkette, more)

Gotta keep FOX viewers in the dark (dare I say, on the plantation?)

Like every other Republican, Candace is actively working to get Bernie the nomination because of her deeply held belief (probably accurate) that Bernie would be the easiest candidate for Trump to defeat. What would be more likely to attract African-American voters than the belief that Bernie is LBJ 2.0?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:46:39am

I am officially very excited! I’ve wanted to see Gordon Lightfoot for decades. I mean, the man is a fucking Canadian legend so of course, right?

Anyway, I figured he never really toured this far south and he’s getting up there in age so I’d lost my chance. Then about six weeks ago I pass a billboard on the interstate advertising him coming to one of the Casinos in town. What?….Score!

Unfortunately, cash was tight at that moment and by the time I was finally able to purchase a ticket, they were sold out. :( And what really sucked is I had checked two days before the money cleared and there were still a few available.

Of course, the guy is 81 now so I was really worried I’d blown my last best chance to see him. Well, on a whim I checked Ticketmaster this morning and what do you know? A very reasonably priced ticket was staring right back at me! I snatched that sucker up in no time flat and the best part is it will actually get me a better view than the ticket I was looking at previously!

Bucket list item checked off. :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:47:19am

re: #308 Hecuba’s daughter

Like every other Republican, Candace is actively working to get Bernie the nomination because of her deeply held belief (probably accurate) that Bernie would be the easiest candidate for Trump to defeat. What would be more likely to attract African-American voters than the belief that Bernie is LBJ 2.0?

They will paint him as a dangerous Jewish Socialist Atheist and America Hater

(and it will work)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:48:18am

re: #309 Eclectic Cyborg

I am officially very excited! I’ve wanted to see Gordon Lightfoot for decades. I mean, the man is a fucking Canadian legend so of course, right?

I had heard he had retired from performing due to Parkinson’s or the like.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:48:37am

The consensus opinion over at 270towin is Trump only has four paths to victory in swing states, and all require Arizona. Arizona has been trending blue, including an R+13 seat flipped in the last midterm.

270towin.com

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unproven innocence  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:48:44am

re: #293 Hecuba’s daughter

When really trying to waste time, I wander over to george martin’s notablog site — but for some reason it currently wont allow access because: “Your connection is not private”. Never happened before. Wonder what’s going on.

Try including www in the URL: georgerrmartin.com
I get the error without it, too.

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plansbandc  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:51:17am

re: #2 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I don’t know how he survived that wreck. Damn.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:51:18am

re: #305 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

My guess would be the former. He’d been living in cities most of his life (Boston and Philadelphia). He’d worked with central governments to do things for the benefit of colonies like organizing transportation for military campaigns and forming militias.

And while he had own slaves initially, he became an abolitionist after realizing his were trying to teach themselves to read.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:51:26am

re: #313 unproven innocence

Try including www in the URL: georgerrmartin.com
I get the error without it, too.

It doesn’t like the notablog.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:52:12am

270 to Win has moved NE-2 from “safe hold” to “toss-up.”

Hey Dems, want a Nebraska electoral vote? President Obama got the same district in 2008.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:56:43am

re: #311 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had heard he had retired from performing due to Parkinson’s or the like.

Not Lightfoot. He did have some issues in the early aughts that sidelined him for awhile, but he’s still chugging along.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:58:17am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Not Lightfoot. He did have some issues in the early aughts that sidelines him for awhile, but never Parkinsons. Perhaps you are getting him mixed up with Glen Campbell?

I seem to recall an interview where he was talking about some troubles with his right hand…that was on German TV at least 15 years ago…

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unproven innocence  Feb 18, 2020 • 9:59:28am

re: #316 Hecuba’s daughter

Got there using Waterfox (similar to Firefox) using the link in my 313; without the www I get the Insecure warning(s) that have been mentioned instead.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:00:43am

re: #319 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I seem to recall an interview where he was talking about some troubles with his right hand…that was on German TV at least 15 years ago…

You were correct, but it wasn’t Parkinsons. From Wikipedia:

On September 14, 2006, while in the middle of a performance, Lightfoot suffered a minor stroke that eventually left him without the use of the middle and ring fingers on his right hand. He returned to performing nine days later and for a brief time used a substitute guitarist for more difficult guitar work.Full recovery took longer, “I fought my way back in seven or eight months”.In 2007, Lightfoot had full use of his right hand and played all of the guitar parts in concert as he originally wrote them. He continues to perform.

While a tour was being planned for 2008, Lightfoot’s manager, Barry Harvey, died at age 56 on December 4, 2007. In late 2009, Lightfoot undertook a 26-city tour.

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:02:13am

Trump has a thing for pardoning sports figures.

He thinks this is a winning issue for him and lets him rub shoulders with famous people.

Note too what the crime was. It was relating to corrupt practices.

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lizardofid  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:09:18am

re: #309 Eclectic Cyborg

Stock photo, but I put a lot of wear on one like it.

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:12:06am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:14:11am

re: #324 lawhawk

Wow, first Debartolo, now Blagojevich.

Who’s next?

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:14:19am

Meanwhile, Weinstein jury asked for a bunch of legal definitions as they begin deliberations.

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:15:09am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, first Debartolo, now Blagojevich.

Who’s next?

The pattern is clear though - he’s pardoning/commuting sentences of those who engaged in corruption.

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:17:57am

re: #312 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The consensus opinion over at 270towin is Trump only has four paths to victory in swing states, and all require Arizona. Arizona has been trending blue, including an R+13 seat flipped in the last midterm.

270towin.com

The state where Mark Kelly is running for Senate.

Is John Glenn the only previous astronaut Senator?

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unproven innocence  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:18:56am

re: #316 Hecuba’s daughter

I see what you mean. For the notablog link at the bottom of the main page, that fails with or without www in the url.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:19:12am
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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:20:37am

re: #328 sagehen

The state where Mark Kelly is running for Senate.

Is John Glenn the only previous astronaut Senator?

Jack Schmitt and Bill Nelson.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:20:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:21:18am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:22:12am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

The irony of Trump complaining about “sex offenders walking out in the open”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:23:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:23:55am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:25:10am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Aw shit that means President Asshole is here in California…

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:25:19am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, first Debartolo, now Blagojevich.

Who’s next?

Weinstein (as soon as he is convicted)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:25:49am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🎃

So does Trump.

Good point.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:26:26am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:26:43am

The EPA is about to change a rule cutting mercury pollution. The industry doesn’t want it. (Washington Post)

Trump’s Environmental Pollution Agency is about to cut the pollution rules for coal-fired power plants’ mercury emissions.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:27:38am

re: #337 Joe Bacon 🌹

Aw shit that means President Asshole is here in California…

He won’t come here: Warren Buffet would tell him to pack sandhills.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:29:04am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Someone mentioned that Bloomberg’s approach is refreshingly transparent.

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unproven innocence  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:29:22am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

Maybe Bloomberg thinks he can win a bidding war with Putin. /half

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:29:26am

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The irony that if Miller’s restrictions on immigration had existed to bar his ancestors from coming to America, his family would’ve been exterminated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:30:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:32:09am

current mood

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A Mom Anon  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:32:36am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

I want to know who every last one of them is.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:35:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:35:06am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:36:26am

Today is the first day of early voting in Texas. Vote with a vengeance. Revenge is a dish best served with a torrent of ballots.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:36:43am
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A Mom Anon  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:37:32am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is my life right now. Cleo literally follows me even if I don’t leave the room we’re in. I’m going to fall over her and break something, it’s bound to happen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:38:11am
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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:40:08am

re: #354 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:40:21am

moron quotetweets himself
except he deleted that tweet

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:42:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:42:43am

“A transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.”

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:43:42am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Bloomberg buys the election, and then signs climate change legislatio, M4A, and a voting rights bill, how quickly will Republicans back campign finance reform?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:43:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:44:35am

re: #355 lawhawk

Nine ways of wrong in this response to you. I’m not a lawyer at all and know this is all wrong.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:45:35am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:46:16am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:47:24am

Trump forces out another person who validated the whistleblower’s complaint!

The intelligence community lawyer who played an integral role in the start of the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump is resigning next month.

Jason Klitenic, general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), will serve his last day in that role on March 2, an ODNI spokesperson confirmed to TPM Tuesday.

Asked if Klitenic was asked to resign or if he was doing so on his own accord, the spokesperson said, “He wanted to return to the private sector.” Politico first reported Klitenic’s resignation Tuesday.

The attorney made national headlines last year for his letters justifying his boss’s decision not to share the now well-known whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump with Congress.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:47:31am

re: #361 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Nine ways of wrong in this response to you. I’m not a lawyer at all and know this is all wrong.

The judiciary is a separate brance for a reason.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:49:06am

re: #360 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mike Lamb  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:50:29am

re: #356 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron quotetweets himself
except he deleted that tweet

moron

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What bullshit approval poll was he trying to cite?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:52:03am

re: #367 Mike Lamb

What bullshit approval poll was he trying to cite?

Rasmussen allegedly had him at 50 again and he was trying to say he’d be at 70 if it wasn’t for the “Witch hunt” and all the other BS the Dems were doing to try and hurt him.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:52:36am

re: #368 Eclectic Cyborg

Rasmussen allegedly had him at 50 again and he was trying to say he’d be at 70 if it wasn’t for the “Witch hunt” and all the other BS the Dems were doing to try and hurt him.

Ah yes, the Fox and Friends of pollsters.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:52:36am

Reminder: We are less than TWO WEEKS removed from Trumps acquittal. Still a long way to go to November.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:53:32am

JFC

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:54:35am

re: #367 Mike Lamb

What bullshit approval poll was he trying to cite?

There was no label on it when I saw it earlier today…just said “50% Approval”

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BeenHereAwhile  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:55:24am

re: #39 sagehen

Less than half that spending was on ads; he’s got 2500 staffers, being paid $1000/week each (plus catered meals at all their offices), and every one of them got a laptop and iPhone11 on their first day…

One of Bloomberg’s staffers text’d me a couple days ago asking if I would support Mike Bloomberg for president.

My response:

“I agree with Tom Nichols, I’d vote for a cinder block with a “D” on it.”

Received a text back thanking me.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:55:27am

re: #359 Belafon

If Bloomberg buys the election, and then signs climate change legislatio, M4A, and a voting rights bill, how quickly will Republicans back campign finance reform?

By the time the primaries get here to Nebraska, most of the Democratic field will be gone and there should be a clear front-runner in May.

It seems to me strategic voting in the primary is the way I should go, regardless of my preferred choice amongst those who remain: Vote for the candidate who is ahead, to pile on more votes and try to prevent splitting (and worse, a brokered convention).

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:55:48am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

And if someone tries to argue that, he’s no more the top law enforcer than he is the top general.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:57:05am

re: #359 Belafon

If Bloomberg buys the election, and then signs climate change legislatio, M4A, and a voting rights bill, how quickly will Republicans back campign finance reform?

if he does all that it’s too late and id still be fine if they tried

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:57:32am

re: #375 Belafon

And if someone tries to argue that, he’s no more the top law enforcer than he is the top general.

Conservative originalists: Whar in Constitution is “President is top law enforcement officer?”

Last I heard that was the job of the head of the FBI.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:58:33am

re: #361 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Nine ways of wrong in this response to you. I’m not a lawyer at all and know this is all wrong.

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he needs to have a talk with barr

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:59:32am

re: #374 Anymouse 🌹🎃

By the time the primaries get here to Nebraska, most of the Democratic field will be gone and there should be a clear front-runner in May.

It seems to me strategic voting in the primary is the way I should go, regardless of my preferred choice amongst those who remain: Vote for the candidate who is ahead, to pile on more votes and try to prevent splitting (and worse, a brokered convention).

I will also vote in May to prevent a brokered convention, even if Bernie is the frontrunner.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:59:40am
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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 10:59:58am

re: #366 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Rudy’s buddy Kerik. Former NYC police commissioner who got into trouble when he used public funds to do his personal home renovations (among other things).

He was up for a DHS slot under Bush but admitted to hiring an undocumented nanny. Shortly after, a full investigation was launched and ultimately entered a plea deal on eight federal charges, including tax fraud and false statements.

He belonged in prison. He did the crimes and worse - a plea deal means prosecutors could have sought more, and Kerik’s own lawyers knew that and wanted to limit the risk to their client.

He admitted to doing the crimes.

So of course Trump is rooting out the corruption. He thinks blotting out any convictions under Comey will clear corruption?

It’ll have the opposite effect.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:00:41am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:01:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:01:41am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:02:07am

re: #377 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Conservative originalists: Whar in Constitution is “President is top law enforcement officer?”

Last I heard that was the job of the head of the FBI.

That is the “unitary executive” theory, from the constitutional provision that the President shall take care that “the law is faithfully executed.” Trump, of course, is doing the opposite.

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:02:09am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:03:30am

Three days ago he compared himself to a King, now he’s saying he’s the top Law Enforcer in this country.

Meanwhile, thousands of people with their heads screwed on straight are screaming: “I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!”

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:03:38am

Trump’s pardoning a who’s who of 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s corrupt-o-crats.

The common theme: if you engaged in corruption while in government, or personally benefited from screwing everyone else to get ahead, or engaged in bribery, extortion, etc., you’re getting a pass from Trump.

He’s never met a corrupt practice he couldn’t get behind - unless he wants to smear a Democrat over doing that very thing (Biden).

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:03:39am

re: #380 Charles Johnson

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not just the actual prosecutors

but the investigators, the evidence gatherers, the judges, the juries, the clerks, bailiffs, etc

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:03:43am
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A Cranky One  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:03:56am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:03:58am

re: #385 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That is the “unitary executive” theory, from the constitutional provision that the President shall take care that “the law is faithfully executed.” Trump, of course, is doing the opposite.

Barr’s baby. Barr is a Von Papen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:05:17am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:05:24am

re: #386 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Fucking Junk Bond Pig Millken who killed the steel industry in Western PA.

Trump is flipping the bird to justice today!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:06:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:06:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:07:29am

hey DrL, this just showed up in my TL:

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:07:41am

re: #368 Eclectic Cyborg

Rasmussen allegedly had him at 50 again and he was trying to say he’d be at 70 if it wasn’t for the “Witch hunt” and all the other BS the Dems were doing to try and hurt him.

Being that it’s from Rasmussen, that means Trump’s actually at 40%.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:07:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:09:35am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:10:09am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:10:11am

I’m beginning to think that when my wife and I take our trip to Germany in May for a conference/meet-and-greet, I should ask the Swiss organiser (who has a soft spot for the two of us) if he can sponsor us for asylum in Switzerland.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:12:09am

re: #401 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course Trump likes him.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:12:28am

re: #397 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nice photos of the storm’s arrival. That’s from the south of the Czech Republic, and that part of the country took the brunt of Sabine.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:12:34am

re: #402 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m beginning to think that when my wife and I take our trip to Germany in May for a conference/meet-and-greet, I should ask the Swiss organiser (who has a soft spot for the two of us) if he can sponsor us for asylum in Switzerland.

Naaah, your vote helps in Nebraska.

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:15:22am

re: #402 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m beginning to think that when my wife and I take our trip to Germany in May for a conference/meet-and-greet, I should ask the Swiss organiser (who has a soft spot for the two of us) if he can sponsor us for asylum in Switzerland.

Switzerland? Well, on the plus side you’re white, on the minus side you’re not rich. About a 20% chance of getting asylum there. My ex’s mother’s family is from Switzerland. Nice place but they don’t do asylum unless you can pay your way. You’d have a far better chance applying in Canada.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:15:41am

Trump is rooting out corruption.

He’s making sure there are no corrupt people in jail cells.

You wouldn’t want corrupt people in jail cells would you? They might sell contraband cigarettes or run extortion rackets on other prisoners.

Trump is just looking out for the well-being of federal prisoners. /s

408
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:16:04am

Jimmy Carter coulda told ya about that:
Jimmy Carter v. the ‘Killer Rabbit’

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Dread Pirate  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:16:13am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

According to our data, he has spent $338.7M on traditional media

… and I never saw one of his ads. The benefit of not having TV or radio.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:17:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:18:01am

re: #406 William Lewis

Switzerland? Well, on the plus side you’re white, on the minus side you’re not rich. About a 20% chance of getting asylum there. My ex’s mother’s family is from Switzerland. Nice place but they don’t do asylum unless you can pay your way. You’d have a far better chance applying in Canada.

Well, the disabled thing pretty much kills asylum wherever I might apply. Statistics show people with epilepsy are almost always turned down by every nation.

On the other hand, I can support myself, as long as the Republicans don’t kill my VA disability.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:18:59am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:19:11am

re: #409 Dread Pirate

… and I never saw one of his ads. The benefit of not having TV or radio.

YouTube is showered with Bloomberg adverts. They are crowding out the Epoch Times adverts.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:21:33am

re: #413 Anymouse 🌹🎃

YouTube is showered with Bloomberg adverts. They are crowding out the Epoch Times adverts.

Which I appreciate because Epoch Times is Trump propaganda!

415
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:21:48am

re: #408 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mah buns hate water.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:22:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:22:43am

moron

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:24:11am

re: #416 Sufficient unto the day…

The GOP were ready to impeach Hillary over Bill meeting with Obama AG on the tarmac for a couple minutes.

But they’re perfectly fine with Trump shredding the Constitution and wiping his ass with the rule of law to help Trump’s cronies avoid consequences of their criminal acts done on behalf of… *checks notes* Trump.

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plansbandc  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:24:25am

re: #408 Backwoods_Sleuth

Didn’t the vicious bunny that attacked Jimmy Carter swim up to his boat?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:25:02am

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

[Embedded content]

And the Press continues to kiss Trump’s ass!

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:25:07am

re: #359 Belafon

If Bloomberg buys the election, and then signs climate change legislatio, M4A, and a voting rights bill, how quickly will Republicans back campign finance reform?

also gun control.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:25:30am

re: #419 plansbandc

Didn’t the vicious bunny that attacked Jimmy Carter swim up to his boat?

yep

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:25:50am

re: #412 Backwoods_Sleuth

When you’re that close in beliefs, it’s understandable, and not any different than any other election.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:26:04am

I’m old enough to remember that Obama being from the same city as Blago meant he was complicit in Blago’s corruption. Now Trump gives him clemency.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:26:51am

re: #424 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m old enough to remember that Obama being from the same city as Blago meant he was complicit in Blago’s corruption. Now Trump gives him clemency.

The fact that Blagojevich is (was) a Democrat speaks volumes about how corruption makes strange bedfellows…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:27:55am

Breaking: Dave Daubenmire has shaved his beard. He’s also still going on about the Super Bowl halftime show, linking it to soft porn, demonic viruses, and a portal to Hell, and attacks Kyle of UT and Right Wing Watch in the video.

(Goes to Utah Outcasts, 9:19, caution for coarse language)

Daubenmire has several hundred thousand followers, though probably quite a few are atheistic hate-followers looking for content about Christianity.

Coach Dave is STILL Talking About The Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:28:23am
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gocart mozart  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:30:20am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:32:14am

re: #425 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The fact that Blagojevich is (was) a Democrat speaks volumes about how corruption makes strange bedfellows…

Blago is a relic of the Daley Machine. No surprise at all here. Obama was someone who came to Chicago when Harold Washington was mayor and Michelle grew up experiencing the Daley machine since her father was a precinct captain. Both of them talked a lot about his mayoralty and its impact on them.

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:32:57am

re: #377 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Conservative originalists: Whar in Constitution is “President is top law enforcement officer?”

Last I heard that was the job of the head of the FBI.

The FBI isn’t in the constitution.

J Edgar Hoover was the first head of the FBI; it was founded as an offshoot of anti-anarchist efforts of the early 20th century. (to be fair, the anarchists of that time really were super-dangerous — they set off bombs on Wall Street, at the Los Angeles Times, and bunch of other places. Killed bunches of people (but not their primary original target, JP Morgan; he was late to work that day and they missed him by 15 minutes).

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(((Viking Sea Mexican)))  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:33:46am

re: #413 Anymouse 🌹🎃

YouTube is showered with Bloomberg adverts. They are crowding out the Epoch Times adverts.

If I ever decide to go to the Dems primary here, I sure as hell going to vote against Bloomberg, if only because of his carpet bombing ad campaign.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:34:35am

re: #293 Hecuba’s daughter

When really trying to waste time, I wander over to george martin’s notablog site — but for some reason it currently wont allow access because: “Your connection is not private”. Never happened before. Wonder what’s going on.

The problem is that you’re going to https:// instead of http://. Sometimes just taking out the s fixes it, sometimes you have to type www.[website] instead.

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:36:50am

re: #387 Eclectic Cyborg

Three days ago he compared himself to a King, now he’s saying he’s the top Law Enforcer in this country.

Meanwhile, thousands of people with their heads screwed on straight are screaming: “I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!”

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:37:02am

re: #402 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m beginning to think that when my wife and I take our trip to Germany in May for a conference/meet-and-greet, I should ask the Swiss organiser (who has a soft spot for the two of us) if he can sponsor us for asylum in Switzerland.

The Swiss are very, very particular about who they will accept as immigrants. Ask any Holocaust refugee with a Swiss bank account. (You can’t because they are all dead & the Swiss confiscated their money because the surviving heirs couldn’t produce official death certificates)

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2020 • 11:46:44am

re: #427 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

from Patrick Fitzgerald’s wiki:

For more than a decade, until June 30, 2012, Fitzgerald was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to his appointment, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1988 to 2001, and as Chief of the Organized Crime-Terrorism Unit since December 1995, where he participated in the prosecution of United States v. Usama Bin Laden, et al., United States v. Abdel Rahman, et al., and United States v. Ramzi Yousef Rahman, et al.

As special counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel, Fitzgerald was the federal prosecutor in charge of the investigation of the Valerie Plame Affair, which led to the prosecution and conviction in 2007 of Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff Scooter Libby for perjury.

As a federal prosecutor, he led a number of high-profile investigations, including ones that led to convictions of Illinois Governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, media mogul Conrad Black, several aides to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in the Hired Truck Program, and Chicago detective and torturer Jon Burge.


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Betrayal-Why Did Trump Believe Chinese Disinformation Instead of US Intelligence? ...This criticism contains an element of truth. As The Wall Street Journal reported in early March, the Chinese government lied about the threat posed by COVID-19 and the coronavirus’s transmissibility to humans, and dragged its feet in informing the ...
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