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Re: Tuesday

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The Sinclair piece is disturbing. I was looking forward to a tremendous Trump backlash occurring over the next few years, but it turns out that [Trump is great, your viscera have been lying to you all along, sincerely Sinclair].


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 10:38 AM
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Having my fate depend on people who watched regular local TV news was bad enough.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 10:43 AM
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I'm trying to be optimistic about KY getting an effective strike going but with the legislature out of session and most of the state on spring break, the momentum from yesterday's event is clunky at best. Our DSA and a few people from the Louisville chapter staffed a table with water/juice/granola bars/muffins/chips/sandwiches at the statehouse yesterday, which was exhausting but exhilarating and appreciated. A local teacher dropped off two bags of cheeseburgers her sister who teaches in WV had asked her to buy because she knows she comfort hot food brings. Being so close to WV is inspiring the leaders and giving a template to the less-sure but we don't have unions like they do and I think that's going to be the sticking point. We'll see.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 11:10 AM
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On topic because it's still Tuesday: If I understand this correctly, we're now on round 3 of the trade war. Trump tariffed China, China tariffed back, and Trump tariffed China again. Is there any way for China to tariff back that hurts corn prices for my cousins who voted for Trump without hurting corn prices for my relatives who didn't?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 4:56 PM
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I am delighted at the idea that Trump tariffs will hurt almond prices. Between ag tariffs and worker shortages, Trump will do more to threaten red California farmers than anything I could accomplish with my preferred water policies.

I don't know whether ag is surprised by this, but if they are, I can't think why.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 5:07 PM
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What if you wrote your preferred water policies on their bathroom mirrors in blood?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 5:20 PM
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I am literally trying to sell my tiny inherited interest in a corn farm right now. Screw you Trump, think of salt of the earth working people like me!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 6:00 PM
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Financial interest or intellectual?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 6:07 PM
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You can have a sexual interest in a corn farm, but you probably can't inherit it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 6:36 PM
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On the plus side, the Wisconsin Supreme Court election went very well.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 3-18 7:12 PM
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7: all these years Halford has secretly been in the grain business?? I am horrified.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 2:36 AM
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Hardly surprising.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 2:48 AM
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9: Recessive genes still count as genes, my friend.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 5:41 AM
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Feeding corn to cows is paleokay.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 6:47 AM
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No it isn't. Feeding grass to aurochs is paleokay.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 6:56 AM
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Trump pulling troops out of Syria: Reasonable recognition that he's lost to Assad or blackmail from the Pee Tape?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 7:45 AM
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Brownian motion. Next thing they'll announce a permanent basing program .


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 8:19 AM
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Anyway, America was never really engaged against Assad. It was engaged against IS.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 8:21 AM
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16 If it happens. I have my doubts.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 9:06 AM
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Trump is also sending the National Guard to the border immediately. I wonder who has to figure out which units and how "immediately" they're going to pull them away from their regular jobs and families.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 1:21 PM
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If anyone wants to contribute to a strike fund for KY teachers, here you go. I can vouch for the people running it because I'm one.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 2:50 PM
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Thanks.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04- 4-18 6:52 PM
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Thanks! KY and OK are also paleOKY.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 5-18 7:48 AM
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I'm just a paleokie from muskogee.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 5-18 7:49 AM
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