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  1. Pauline Kael, is that you?

    Pauline Kael, is that you?
  2. Sorry, but I'm skeptical of anyone who claims to...

    Sorry, but I'm skeptical of anyone who claims to know what the stock market will do.

    Trump remaining president will be good for the markets, but… who can really say? It's all voodoo.
  3. Thread: Impeachment

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    “Yargle Bargle Blargh” really captures the spirit...

    “Yargle Bargle Blargh” really captures the spirit of the right wing nut jobs that the teeveenewz has on for "balance".
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    It took me fifty-plus posts before I realized...

    It took me fifty-plus posts before I realized this thread was not titled "Bitch and moan". :chagrin:
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    Plurality. And sorry it took me this long to get...

    Plurality. And sorry it took me this long to get back to this thread. I've been out of town for two of the last three weeks.
  6. Children also believe they have invisible...

    Children also believe they have invisible friends, I'm not sure that's the metric we should be measuring things by.

    We don't let them vote or drive cars, and under a certain age most of us...
  7. This reminds me, I need to do something with an...

    This reminds me, I need to do something with an orphaned 401(k) from a previous employer. I just got the quarterly statement and it was down (!) 0.5% somehow.
  8. Thread: The Prisoner

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    The same thing you do with a rabid wild animal...

    The same thing you do with a rabid wild animal that's attacked humans — you shoot it in the head, say a little prayer, and move on.

    If these people behave like savages at 15, they will not be...
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    Upper Left Quadrant… but none of the choices...

    Upper Left Quadrant… but none of the choices really fit.
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    If I remember correctly, there are already seven...

    If I remember correctly, there are already seven other Republican candidates in this primary. Sessions has the name recognition but beyond that he's just another Trump suck-up, same as Bradley Byrne...
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    McConnell is in denial, and saying Kentucky...

    McConnell is in denial, and saying Kentucky hasn't flipped. Right.

    Trump campaigned for the Republican governor who ruined that state's functional healthcare exchange, and the Democrat won. I...
  12. If he had balls, he'd cut off federal funds for...

    If he had balls, he'd cut off federal funds for cleanup related to hurricanes in Florida.
  13. I got 33 of 40 or 83%, which is lower than I was...

    I got 33 of 40 or 83%, which is lower than I was expecting. I missed a LOT of the ones north of the Mason-Dixon line, including the two that were Rhode Island-centric.
  14. This is why mentally unstable people should not...

    This is why mentally unstable people should not own firearms. It wouldn't surprise me that, deep down inside, her suicidal thoughts and depression were some of the reasons for her anti-gun activism....
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    The people in the room above mine. You're on the...

    The people in the room above mine. You're on the second floor, so please stop letting your child run around back and forth, back and forth for hours at a time. rumble-rumble-rumble-boom. ...
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    Seesaw

    Seesaw
  17. I can't speak to the fortune part since he's...

    I can't speak to the fortune part since he's actually costing him money, but the fame part is undeniable. His Twitter count doubled after he announced his candidacy, and I suspect if you go check...
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    Mister

    Mister
  19. Why wouldn't he be? Trump is on the biggest...

    Why wouldn't he be?

    Trump is on the biggest stage in the world... No movie parts or hosting of TV shows can top the ratings he gets now, because he's on ALL the news channels every day. Because...
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    Boy

    Boy
  21. Ginger already answered the other part of your...

    Ginger already answered the other part of your response better than I could have -- I definitely support jail time for business owners who knowingly hire illegals.

    The reason I spoke in an...
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    That's fascinating, but it didn't say whether the...

    That's fascinating, but it didn't say whether the process itself sucks in more carbon dioxide than the operation itself creates.
  23. Walls keep things separated. This one is letting...

    Walls keep things separated. This one is letting through goods and people.

    Ergo, it is a failure.

    If course, if there was no incentive to come here and employers who hired illegals would...
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    Turning.

    Turning.
  25. If this were a business, it would anger me the...

    If this were a business, it would anger me the same way I'm angry at Apple and other tech companies who are more interested in putting profits ahead of principles. Communism has learned to beat...
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    :table:

    :table:
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    punch

    punch
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    To me? No, because I have never met the man. ...

    To me? No, because I have never met the man.

    If you don't remember me taking Obama to task for some of his lies (most notably "the most transparent administration ever, while locking out the...
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    Meets West.

    Meets West.
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    That's hilarious.

    That's hilarious.
  31. Poll: I actually sometimes enjoy seeing bad movies (and...

    I actually sometimes enjoy seeing bad movies (and making fun of them) so it's hard to say.

    One that springs to mind immediately is Masterminds, a 1997 turkey that "starred" Patrick Stewart and...
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    Why should they, when the president himself is...

    Why should they, when the president himself is once again lying because he's a lying liar who lies.

    America last: Trump is still risking our soldiers' lives over Syrian oil

    Half an Army armored...
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    Happy (belated) Birthday, Adam! :confetti:

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Adam! :confetti:
  34. Someone online — and I'm sorry, I don't know who...

    Someone online — and I'm sorry, I don't know who this quote was originally attributed to — made a great observation about the way this whole Ukraine quid pro quo story is shaking out, and it applies...
  35. Glad that we agree laws were broken, since there...

    Glad that we agree laws were broken, since there is video (from cell phones) showing people barging into the meeting room, phones a-blazin', probably uploading video to Twitter or whatever kids do...
  36. The white eyes and teeth that cross the line from...

    The white eyes and teeth that cross the line from tacky into distasteful. Of course, in the dark during prime trick-or-treating time, will anyone notice or care?

    More importantly, it wasn't...
  37. Don't indulge them in their whataboutism.

    Don't indulge them in their whataboutism.
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    Anal.

    Anal.
  39. Taking pictures or video of classified materials...

    Taking pictures or video of classified materials could lead to a compromise.

    The article states, "Lawyers said bringing phones into the secure area was a potential felony." There are lockers...
  40. Poll: Oh, that definitely counts!

    Oh, that definitely counts!
  41. Or as modern day conservatives refer to it, "The...

    Or as modern day conservatives refer to it, "The good ol' days."
  42. The same party bleating "But her e-mails!" and...

    The same party bleating "But her e-mails!" and decrying the lack of security on her server are the same ones violating security protocols that they instituted during the Benghazi hearings (which went...
  43. Republicans storm ultra-secure “SCIF,” some with cell phones blazing

    Republicans storm ultra-secure “SCIF,” some with cell phones blazing
    Lawmakers flout strict rules designed to prevent eavesdropping by adversaries.
    DAN GOODIN - 10/23/2019, 3:05 PM

    On Wednesday,...
  44. Spoken like someone who doesn't have a fucking...

    Spoken like someone who doesn't have a fucking clue how China works. There is no capitalism is China. Any American company that does business there is overseen by the communist government, and...
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    http://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2016/06/old-man...

    http://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2016/06/old-man-yells-at-cloud.jpg
  46. Too bad he "won't be profiting from it in any...

    Too bad he "won't be profiting from it in any way, shape or form" because profits are WAY down in just one year there:


    https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold/status/1184893650163191808
  47. Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/politics/donald-trump-g7-doral-resort/index.htmlTrump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    By Maegan Vazquez, CNN

    (CNN)White House acting chief of staff...
  48. Why are they admitting to something that they...

    Why are they admitting to something that they just said didn't happen? It's like they don't even care anymore how bad they look.
  49. White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

    White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was...
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    Isn't it possible that it's right for Trump to...

    Isn't it possible that it's right for Trump to want us out of the endless quagmire of the Middle East, but wrong that it happened in such a slapdash fashion that it marooned US troops briefly and...
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    Ghost

    Ghost
  52. Lord, those numbers really ARE tiny. :eek:

    Lord, those numbers really ARE tiny. :eek:
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    Turkey's İYİ Party urged Erdogan...

    Turkey's İYİ Party urged Erdogan to seize the Trump Towers in Istanbul "as retaliation for U.S. sanctions against two top officials in Erdogan’s regime, who were accused of human rights violations"....
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    This is a great thought exercise, but I'm...

    This is a great thought exercise, but I'm struggling to come up with anything comprehensive. Despite my dietary restrictions, I do like to eat as wide a variety of foods as possible. I'm not even...
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    Are you talking about that campaign promise to...

    Are you talking about that campaign promise to get us out of all these wars overseas, and bring our troops home? If so, you might not want to read this. US troops in the Middle East have INCREASED...
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    Ah, sorry. Yes, I did try some CBD recently. ...

    Ah, sorry.

    Yes, I did try some CBD recently. It has really exploded here once it became legal. On the recommendation of a few different people, I got the liquid for sublingual dosing. The...
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    Congress

    Congress
  58. I'm not telling on myself until I'm certain the...

    I'm not telling on myself until I'm certain the statute of limitations has run out. :devil:
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    I think I'd rather die than pick just three foods...

    I think I'd rather die than pick just three foods to eat forever.

    That said, I was positively salivating at Adam's three choices and fail to see how those could be bettered.
  60. I can't tell you how many times I've mistaken...

    I can't tell you how many times I've mistaken Kentucky for Syria. Happens all the time. :joker:
  61. Like the ratings I could find, that was only for...

    Like the ratings I could find, that was only for prime time, not a full day's total viewership. I guess that sort of information isn't published, even though I'm fairly certain than Nielsen has some...
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    Gauge.

    Gauge.
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    If this is the case, I have to wonder why so many...

    If this is the case, I have to wonder why so many Republican candidates for office in my state make their campaign commercials all about being super Christian-y good family members, instead of… you...
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    Marijuana? Ha ha, not since I was a young'un. ...

    Marijuana? Ha ha, not since I was a young'un. With the way the police are here — extra aggressive — I wouldn't dare take that chance. If it's ever fully legalized, though… I'd be willing to try it.
  65. To add something rather surprising that I...

    To add something rather surprising that I stumbled across while looking for ratings information… it appears that Rachael Maddow has been beating Sean Hannity in the ratings during Q1 in the coveted...
  66. This simply isn't true. Those of us who don't...

    This simply isn't true. Those of us who don't watch cable TV news regularly are in the minority, at least as far as TV subscribing households go. Fox News alone holds nearly half of the top ten...
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    Glass

    Glass
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    nipple clamp

    nipple clamp
  69. What is the "official line" and what happens...

    What is the "official line" and what happens behind the scenes are two different things in pretty much every industry. Of course they are going to part with pleasantries because Shep Smith is a...
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    That has been my experience as well, sadly. ...

    That has been my experience as well, sadly.

    I've noticed a trend towards being prescribed topical NSAIDs over the last decade or so; several family members have been given Voltaren gel at one time...
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    I support the later school start times one. ...

    I support the later school start times one. Studies have consistently shown over decades that students with later start times perform better in class. Teenagers' sleep patterns are upended when...
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    Tower

    Tower
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    Well, yeah, this is how it works. I provided a...

    Well, yeah, this is how it works. I provided a link to a story which you summarily dismissed as propaganda without explaining the how's or why's you came to that conclusion. At this point, it's on...
  74. Someone really needs to put down the crack pipe. ...

    Someone really needs to put down the crack pipe. Has Glenn Beck gotten back into politics or something?
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    Prove me wrong with your boundless logic and...

    Prove me wrong with your boundless logic and links to sites you trust, instead of forcing me to wipe down my now spittle-flecked face.
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    Radioactive

    Radioactive
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    racetrack

    racetrack
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    Space

    Space
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    I'm going to assume you are fixated on me calling...

    I'm going to assume you are fixated on me calling Erdogan Trump's BFF and not the part about him being an authoritarian leader. And I suppose anything short of pictures of the two of them holding...
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    bird

    bird
  81. Dunno, I haven't seen news on either one in years...

    Dunno, I haven't seen news on either one in years and years. Do they even still do news? I thought MSNBC especially was all left-wing talk all day.
  82. Could it be a borough-by-borough issue? I have...

    Could it be a borough-by-borough issue? I have had the same experience as Adam on the few times I've been in Manhattan. People seriously eyeballed me like I was about to jack them up or something.
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    Getting back to the original subject of the...

    Getting back to the original subject of the thread for a moment, Apple has now joined in the NBA is putting profits ahead of American values.

    First, they removed an app that allowed protesters to...
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    Ball

    Ball
  85. That's because it's only "trending left" to the...

    That's because it's only "trending left" to the people who think Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson were liberals.

    The news segments are like any other news: they ask the hard questions and hold the...
  86. I'm sure that's true in a lot of cities, but in a...

    I'm sure that's true in a lot of cities, but in a tourist-driven economy like we have here, I don't think it's possible to remember everyone who came through the doors one summer ago. The turnover...
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    It was a joke. Lighten up, Francis.

    It was a joke. Lighten up, Francis.
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    Conservatives are so numbed to being constantly...

    Conservatives are so numbed to being constantly lied to and grandstanding that when someone admits they were wrong, they don't know how to process it.
  89. What surprised me most about the rolling...

    What surprised me most about the rolling blackouts is that the people with solar panels on their homes are also equally screwed. Those panels only feed energy back into the grid, and when it goes...
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    It'd be nice if I could edit my own post and put...

    It'd be nice if I could edit my own post and put that wayward link at the top where it belongs, but when I click edit the entire post is disappeared into the ether.
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    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/remin...

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/reminder-trump-has-a-massive-conflict-of-interest-in-turkey/

    After doing a bit of research on the matter, I have come to the conclusion that my...
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    Switch

    Switch
  93. Trump didn't personally ask them to remove Shep...

    Trump didn't personally ask them to remove Shep Smith, but his syncophants at the network basically bullied Shep out. It's pretty well known in broadcasting circles that Shep's intransigence towards...
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    Somewhere, a guy who wanted to have sex with a...

    Somewhere, a guy who wanted to have sex with a dead baby kangaroo just got really red-faced.
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    Cake

    Cake
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    Of course we have a sauna, it's called "outside"....

    Of course we have a sauna, it's called "outside". :table:

    Seriously, when it's 90° and 70% humidity, no one wants to think about going somewhere hotter and MORE humid. Granted, it's been almost...
  97. Sad, but not really surprising. Shep has always...

    Sad, but not really surprising. Shep has always gone his own way on the air and maintained his own distinct style, even when it clashed with the Fox execs. It also clashed with Trump's ego, and I...
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    In my mind she was insulting this theoretical man...

    In my mind she was insulting this theoretical man for being ugly. :laugh:
  99. Adam that was a great explanation, thanks. I'm...

    Adam that was a great explanation, thanks. I'm beginning to think that all mid-size or larger cities have been changed significantly by Hispanic immigration (illegal and otherwise), seems Nashville...
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    Knot

    Knot
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