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Re: Friday WTFuckery

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Regarding Mueller, it all comes down to the congressional republicans. There have been some positive signs of bipartisan congressional support for protecting Mueller's investigation, but if we can't get the republicans to vote for impeachment and indictment, Trump is untouchable.


Posted by: Frostbite | Link to this comment | 08- 3-17 10:31 PM
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218 votes needed in the House and 67 in the Senate. And that's conviction, not indictment, in the Senate


Posted by: Frostbite | Link to this comment | 08- 3-17 10:35 PM
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I'm going to try to do a scheduled post for tomorrow afternoon!

Pacing!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 08- 3-17 10:41 PM
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Packing!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 1:09 AM
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Heat?!


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 1:34 AM
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"It was TERRIFYING! I was in a cheesy interior design shop full of middle-aged Americans today!"
"And?"
"You don't understand. THEY HAD HATS."
"Um."
"BIG HATS. I thought I was going to be murdered."
"...you may not be entirely ready to travel long distances on your own."


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 1:41 AM
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I am surprised, though, that the consequent outburst of disgusting bigotry came via Facebook and not via Twitter.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 1:44 AM
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I don't think scheduled posts work.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 3:10 AM
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I already have a plane ticket to Missouri.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 4:29 AM
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I don't have much faith in juries lately, although I guess the Grand variety is a different enough species that a couple Trump/Fox News true believers who might have randomly been included aren't enough to derail it. Also depends on the pool- if it's a D.C. and not a VA jury there's a very small chance of getting Trump fans.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 4:48 AM
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I thought the received wisdom was that you can get a Grand Jury to indict anyone. Maybe I just read too many George V. Higgins novels.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 5:03 AM
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You can never read too many George V. Higgins novels.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 5:22 AM
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Sure, GJ rules are entirely stacked in favor of the prosecutor- no defense counsel, supermajority not unanimity required for issuing indictments. But jurors are also allowed more freedom to speak up themselves- you can imagine some Fox loyalist interjecting during every witness asking, "But what about Hillary's collusion with Russia, I saw on Hannity that it's being ignored!" I don't know what it takes to get kicked off a GJ besides leaking.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 6:17 AM
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So the NAACP isn't calling for a boycott, just pointing out that Missouri is a shitty place to be if you are black. I don't feel qualified to argue against that nor do I think it is incorrect, but I agree with the OP that I don't see what it has to do with travelers in a way that wouldn't hurt residents more.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 6:20 AM
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Maybe the NAACP noticed how weirdly shaped the Kansas City Airport is? Anyway, I may boycott the Waffle House even thought it's the only Waffle House I'm ever near these days.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 6:32 AM
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I want something to boycott. The problem is that I can't find a good one that would be, say, 70% efficient or higher. That is, I don't want to do a boycott where the costs of the boycott are mostly carried by people who just happen to live in the same state or city as Trump voters, but the actual voters, or, even better, the donors. I don't think you need to count intra-sector job shifts against the efficiency of a boycott. For example, though boycotting Trump hotels might mean fewer employees at Trump hotels, that should be offset by more jobs in hotels not owned by fucks. But, if you were to boycott whole states, you'd probably be either completely ineffective or doing more collateral damage than good.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 6:52 AM
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Gerrymandering- bad for elections, good for boycotts.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 7:04 AM
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I think all hotels are owned by fucks, actually.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 7:12 AM
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Or Patels. Lots of those now.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 7:20 AM
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Not travel to Missouri? What am I supposed to do, watch the eclipse from southern Illinois?


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 8:12 AM
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The attacks on that Marvel editor are horrible and there's no excuse but I think it's somewhat missing the point of the grievance. They aren't mad at that photo per se, milkshakes with friends, they're mad at feeling like white men are under attack (drinking male tears, evil white men, etc.).


Posted by: Bass | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 8:32 AM
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You can't drink female tears. They might have menstruated in them.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 8:52 AM
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20: Tying the blogger story together with the thought of southern IL, once upon a time, I traveled through southern Il while moving. My friend and I (both super white) stopped at some chain restaurant, maybe an Applebee's. Conversation dropped when we asked for a table for two. Our accents telegraphed "not from here." We could feel eyes on us. It was the creepiest lunch ever. I thought the tweet was funny, because I recognized the sentiment.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 9:14 AM
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22: Tears coming out of their whatevers?


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 9:15 AM
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The Marvel thing is also vexing because the company is known for hiring harassers as a pattern of practice, and keeping up a big wall of silence. (This guy, for example.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 9:16 AM
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Maybe.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 9:17 AM
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To 24.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 9:17 AM
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I feel like I need to check my attic.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 9:38 AM
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Yeah, the scheduled post should have shown up by now. If one of the other fpps wants to go in and post it, feel free.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 12:03 PM
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OK, have some good news for once.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 12:42 PM
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May I humbly and trepidatiously inquire as to why the internet connection by which heebie posts in this very thread is not good enough for her also to access the backend by which the fpps fpp?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 12:45 PM
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NO YOU MAY NOT.


Posted by: Opinionated Heebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 12:52 PM
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30: His attorney is wearing a used car-saleman jacket. That's not usually a good sign for a lawyer.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 12:53 PM
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Here let me ruin your mood again. Including an opinion by a shortlist candidate for Trumps next SCOTUS pick. I'm sure she has no problem sentencing minorities to decade long terms for carrying ounces of pot or upholding death sentences where evidence of innocence came too late. But send people to prison for gunning down Iraqis, that's "cruel and unusual".


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 1:02 PM
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31: I'll explain once I'm on a real computer.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 2:45 PM
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I posted it. From my phone.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 3:31 PM
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Are you a wizard?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-17 3:37 PM
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I read about the Marvel thing, didn't understand it, and decided to leave it that way for the sake of my blood pressure.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08- 5-17 7:47 AM
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Two foreign people asked me for directions today. I feel so bad about everything other Americans are voting for that I'm trying to be helpful. The first woman explained she was Ukrainian, but that may be the Canada of Russians when they travel.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 5-17 6:16 PM
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38: You will be none the worse for this.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08- 5-17 9:50 PM
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39: My dental hygienist is Ukrainian. She became hygienist after having a positive experience with a dentist in the U.S. (In Ukraine, you only ever go to the dentist when things are really bad.) She does a lot with the Russian Orthodox church locally, and she says that in the U.S. people don't make a big deal of the difference, though they would back home.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 6-17 5:32 AM
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This is somewhat interesting: http://www.ecosophia.net/hate-new-sex/


Posted by: roger the cabin boy | Link to this comment | 08- 6-17 7:03 AM
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And why should they make a deal of it? It's all one country!


Posted by: Vladimir Vladimirovich | Link to this comment | 08- 6-17 7:03 AM
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She became hygienist

It's all one country!

ANY LAND OF SLAVS WHERE YOU DO NOT ATTACH ARTICLE TO NOUN IS RUSSIAN!


Posted by: OPINIONATED GREAT RUSSIAN CHAUVINIST | Link to this comment | 08- 6-17 8:13 AM
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42: That's old news.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08- 6-17 9:08 AM
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I don't see the essay saying liberals are unique in their hate, which most of your links do.


Posted by: roger the cabin boy | Link to this comment | 08- 6-17 4:06 PM
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46: And yet, the only interesting kind of hate is the kind that leftists engage in.

When an actual serious-minded person confronts the issue of how we ought to confront hate -- and whether, in fact, it is somehow paradoxical to hate the haters -- you get something like this.



Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08- 7-17 8:03 AM
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Yes. Like this article discussing a white supremacist who murdered two people with a headline about "The Violent Left." Libertarians are still shits.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 7-17 8:06 AM
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47-2 Good article, common sense though.

1 Well he is starting from a premise that leftists are in denial about their hate if you don't or aren't it isn't very interesting.


Posted by: roger the cabin boy | Link to this comment | 08- 7-17 12:48 PM
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