Re: Blow who?

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Too late.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:08 PM
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Blow-me.com or blow-me.net somehow seem like they would be less of a problem than blow-me.org.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:13 PM
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I think I read elsewhere that he also owns the .net version.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:19 PM
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2: But it's nonprofit!

That guy is pretty unbelievable. Here's a story of a VA state legislator who just entered an Alford plea to sleeping with the 17-year old receptionist at his law firm but plans to use his work-release to continue legislating. Related because they're both icky.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:20 PM
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Looks like someone may be holding blow.me looking for a high bidder. There's a message in Croatian saying it's a premium domain.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:24 PM
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Looks like someone may be holding blow.me looking for a high bidder. There's a message in Croatian saying it's a premium domain.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:24 PM
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Looks like someone may be holding blow.me looking for a high bidder. There's a message in Croatian saying it's a premium domain.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:24 PM
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Sigh.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:24 PM
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4.1: The mission statement must be a treat.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:28 PM
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Can right wing cartoon character drunks be all bad if they actually look like cartoon character drunks? See Ford, Rob.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:38 PM
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Another Blake for Moby's collection.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:40 PM
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I just feel like big fat party animals get a pass, and this guy is a big fat party animal. WHOOOOOOO.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:41 PM
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Wait. I collect Blakes?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:45 PM
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12: Does George W. Bush count? If not, is he disqualified from Big Fat Party Animal status because he's not fat, or because he quit partying?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:48 PM
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I'm just saying that for me personally, Rob Ford has done far more than any previous mayor of Toronto.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-16-14 6:54 PM
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15 to the OP title?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 5:29 AM
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Damnit, Eggplant, we told you it could work!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:33 AM
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GODAMNIT.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:35 AM
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I mean, admittedly you probably didn't have much chance with either of them, which could be some consolation.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:36 AM
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It is, thanks. The one interaction I had with some girls was them telling me to raise my hands with the rest of the crowd, and me complying, sheepishly saying, "It makes me feel self conscous.".


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:39 AM
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20: If there's been a movie where a manic pixie black activist girl meets a shy, uptight white guy and teaches him to loosen up and trade on his privilege so they can sexily smash the system, I sure haven't seen it but it seems like an obvious next step.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:48 AM
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Bullworth. I don't want to be played by Warren Beatty, but if it gets me Halle Berry...


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:51 AM
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Just don't fuck with her daughter's hair or she'll have you in front of a judge.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:54 AM
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I'd never.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 6:56 AM
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interesting family


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 7:47 AM
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US apparently discussing normalizing relations with Cuba. Isn't there a ton of legislation establishing the embargo, etc, or is that all stuff the executive has leeway to get around?
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Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 8:49 AM
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26: I skimmed the Cuban Democracy Act (1992) and the Helms-Burton Act (1996), which seem to be the two that specifically deal with Cuba, and there seem to be a lot of provisions allowing the President to waive the measures when a transitional government is in place - although the CDA requires the President to make a declaration that they are having free elections, respecting human rights, and moving toward a free market economy. Other relevant laws, like the Trading with the Enemy Act, also provide executive discretion. Alternatively, perhaps legislation could be achieved by treaty, bypassing the House.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 9:03 AM
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Also amusing that they tried to give the 1996 law the short designation the "LIBERTAD Act", but it ended up being called Helms-Burton, perhaps because of silliness.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 9:05 AM
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26, 27: Yeah, from what I understand, some of the legislative foundations for the embargo are generic laws which apply to countries designated by the President, so that's easy enough to deal with by fiat, and other Cuba-specific laws allow for Presidential waivers under certain conditions. Plus of course much of it is enforced by Treasury, which presumably has enforcement discretion, so maybe an opportunity to deal with it like the recent immigration stuff?* (Or maybe not, I guess private parties wouldn't risk liability under the Cruz administration by relying on Obama's enforcement forbearance.)

*Speaking of which, could one the Pittsburgh contingent stop by the federal courthouse and smack this schmuck upside the head? Thanks.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 9:17 AM
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I'm convinced that the Castro government will fall apart if Cubans are given access to the US in significant numbers. Having an enemy is part of what props up the government. Take away the prop and it will fall over, I think.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 9:22 AM
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I think a diplomatic trip to Cuba by a delegation of Congressional big fat party animals is in order. I see some maracas, rum, and hats made of fruit doing the trick.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 9:26 AM
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31: And cigars. Don't forget the cigars.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 9:31 AM
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Yeah, the NYT says "Although the decades-old American embargo on Cuba will remain in place for now, the administration signaled that it would welcome a move by Congress to ease or lift it should lawmakers choose to."


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 10:02 AM
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So given what Congress is like, that makes it sounds like they're just taking the first steps toward eventual embargo-lifting.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 10:04 AM
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At last, the first step in my longtime dream of putting a major league baseball team in Havana.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 10:18 AM
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I'm sure Fidel would agree with you.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 10:28 AM
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Sadly, the paragraph in 33 seems to have been dropped from the current version of the NYT story.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 10:38 AM
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It's going to be fucking amazing watching all these Republican Fox news types ranting about Obama enabling Cuba's human rights abuse when they've spent the last two weeks justifying torture and rape. But I guess that's different because Muslims aren't people.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 10:41 AM
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"He's been imprisoning people for years without trial and torturing them in secret prisons on Cuba, and, dammit, that's our job."


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 3:36 PM
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Looks like the website registration was not out of character for Rep. Fahrenthold.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 3:41 PM
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39 made me chuckle and then feel guilty for chuckling. Like the picture of a GI Joe doll water boarding the Elf on the Shelf using the kitchen sink, as I just saw on Facebook.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 3:49 PM
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The biggest piece of the embargo that only Congress can lift is, I believe, the ban on Cuban exports to the U.S.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 4:22 PM
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40, meet 1.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 12-17-14 4:40 PM
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