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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Default » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:36 pm

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Buddy Guy!



How's that for randomness?
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:49 pm

Skinypupy wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Teachers and staff at Idaho middle school dress as a border wall (complete with MAGA slogan) for Halloween.

The kicker: They did so while giving out student awards for "respect".

Yes, people really are that stupid. :grund:
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An Idaho superintendent has issued a public apology and placed 14 employees on paid administrative leave after staff at a public elementary school dressed up as Mexicans and a border wall for Halloween.
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“I want to say we are better than this,” Superintendent Josh Middleton said in a Facebook video Friday. “We embrace all students. We have a responsibility to teach and reach all students. Period. Do I think that there was a malicious intent in this poor decision? No, I don’t. Was there a poor judgment involved? Absolutely. And we now have to own those decisions.”

On Saturday morning, Middleton announced the employee actions during a special school board meeting, The Idaho Statesman reported. The board later said the investigation would continue.
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After the teachers were suspended, a Change.org petition was created to argue that the controversy had been overblown and that the teachers involved shouldn’t lose their jobs. More than 12,000 people had signed as of Monday afternoon.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Holman » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:22 am

Anti-Sharia crusader Laura Loomer vs the Deep State:

Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Carpet_pissr » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:25 am

Ha! I remember actually googling "clever names for wifi routers" one time, and that one was near the top.

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by malchior » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am

It is quite common - I see it in all the time while traveling. I even saw it in India this summer which I chuckled at.

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:11 pm

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It is quite common - I see it in all the time while traveling. I even saw it in India this summer which I chuckled at.
I see 2 at home minimum. I have half a mind to name mine "Russian Counterintelligence Van".


But sadly the takeaway for a lot of people will be that the crooked, rogue FBI was watching them.
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Post by hepcat » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:17 pm

Personally, I loved "Wu Tang LAN" that someone mentioned as being a neighbor's in the comments.
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Post by Pyperkub » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:16 pm

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by dbt1949 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:36 am

Think you vote counts?
In Rogers Arkansas a thumbdrive was temporarily lost and found a day after voting. It had 900 votes.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Chaz » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:45 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:11 pm
malchior wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am
It is quite common - I see it in all the time while traveling. I even saw it in India this summer which I chuckled at.
I see 2 at home minimum. I have half a mind to name mine "Russian Counterintelligence Van".


But sadly the takeaway for a lot of people will be that the crooked, rogue FBI was watching them.
My home network is currently named Surveilance Van 5. When I set up the network at my in-laws' house, I named it Surveilance Van 3, and it's still that way. :D

Not sure if that's any weirder than one of my neighbors' network being named "DollsandTractors".
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by El Guapo » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:32 am

Chaz wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:45 am
LawBeefaroni wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:11 pm
malchior wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am
It is quite common - I see it in all the time while traveling. I even saw it in India this summer which I chuckled at.
I see 2 at home minimum. I have half a mind to name mine "Russian Counterintelligence Van".


But sadly the takeaway for a lot of people will be that the crooked, rogue FBI was watching them.
My home network is currently named Surveilance Van 5. When I set up the network at my in-laws' house, I named it Surveilance Van 3, and it's still that way. :D

Not sure if that's any weirder than one of my neighbors' network being named "DollsandTractors".
Mine is currently named "MossadNet"

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Post by TheMix » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:34 am

One of our neighbors is running "Durka durka jihad durka". Which apparently is a reference to something?
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by pr0ner » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:36 am

TheMix wrote:
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One of our neighbors is running "Durka durka jihad durka". Which apparently is a reference to something?
Probably a Team America World Police reference.

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Post by TheMix » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:41 am

My vague recollection was that someone told me it was from that movie. It would make sense. I've managed to forget everything from that movie, though. :D
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Post by msteelers » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:18 am

TheMix wrote:My vague recollection was that someone told me it was from that movie. It would make sense. I've managed to forget everything from that movie, though. :D
That’s a shame. The songs were great.

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by hepcat » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:20 am

Fox News is my favorite parody site these days. Their top story right now? The Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal.

I kid you not. :lol:
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by GreenGoo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:26 am

hepcat wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:20 am
Fox News is my favorite parody site these days. Their top story right now? The Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal.

I kid you not. :lol:
Hah!

There are voters who were born AFTER that occurred. They are literally talking (but not in a historical context) about something that happened a generation ago, a month after putting Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS.

That is so fucked up.

Both sides. MSM bias!

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Post by Daehawk » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:46 pm

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by GreenGoo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:44 pm

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CNN sues Trump and White House aides over Acosta

Good hit him in the pocketbook where it hurts the rat.
That's not...I don't think...I'm pretty sure that's not how any of this works.

Or maybe I've misunderstood the lawsuit from the start. I thought/expected it to be a lawsuit over free speech. Is it not that? Because free speech lawsuits aren't directed at private citizens and there are no expectations of punitive awards from anyone's personal pocketbook. The taxpayer however, may very well foot the bill.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:46 pm

The suit alleges that Acosta and CNN's First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the ban.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by GreenGoo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:57 pm

Wait. So they're taking the fifth?

Which is all I now about the fifth. Don't worry iz, I can look it up myself.

edit: I looked it up. It didn't help. I'm going with El Guapo's interpretation because I absolutely do not know any better.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by El Guapo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:16 pm

Yeah, hearing that the Fifth Amendment is involved is surprising. They must be saying that they have a property right in the press pass, which is being taken from them without due process of law.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:24 pm

The good thing about speaking ill of the dead is that they can't defend themselves:
A recently defeated Republican congressman is blaming the Democratic House takeover on the late Republican Sen. John McCain's vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act. First-term Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis argued in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece first published Sunday that McCain's vote against repealing the federal health care law last year "killed the reform effort."

Lewis said the vote also unleashed a wave of Democratic attack ads against Republicans across the country on health care issues.

McCain, a longtime Arizona senator, was among three Republicans to vote against the repeal legislation in the Senate.
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Lewis argued that McCain's vote was motivated by distaste for President Donald Trump and not by policy concerns.

Lewis's column first appeared online on Veteran's Day.
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Lewis is no stranger to controversy. His past career as a conservative talk show radio host was a campaign issue in his 2016 election and again during his failed 2018 bid for a second term, including years-old remarks in which he wondered aloud why he couldn't call a woman "a slut" and said it's not the federal government's place to ban slavery.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:44 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
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Lewis is no stranger to controversy. His past career as a conservative talk show radio host was a campaign issue in his 2016 election and again during his failed 2018 bid for a second term, including years-old remarks in which he wondered aloud why he couldn't call a woman "a slut" and said it's not the federal government's place to ban slavery.
i remember this mofo. he got elected to the MN legislature?? argh

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Post by Daehawk » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:51 pm

Makes me want to take a paper to them like a bad pet...*Smacks paper on floor near them* "Bad republican bad...NO! NO!" *slaps paper near them*
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Post by LordMortis » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:05 pm

That was linked somewhere else here. I started reading but as usual, he gets my vitiriol going and I don't need that.

I will simply quote
What we can make of those opportunities will depend on our Democratic colleagues. Will they choose to go it alone and simply make political points? Or will they choose to work together and actually make a difference?

Last week, the American people made it abundantly clear that they prefer that Congress focus on making a difference.

That message may have been lost on a few House Democrats, who have made clear their preference for investigations over policy results. After years of rhetoric, it’s hardly news that some are more interested in fanning the flames of division than reaching across the aisle.
And juxtapose that to
Both houses of Congress have taken swift action to right-size a bloated federal regulatory state. The Senate has shattered records in confirming the president’s well-qualified judicial nominees, including two outstanding jurists to serve on the Supreme Court
Needless to say, the past two years of unified Republican government will be remembered as a period of historic productivity.
This is what the Senate’s Republican majority was elected to do. And we’ll continue to get it done.
How can anyone read that and see that as 2+2=4?

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by YellowKing » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:45 pm

I would say he's the real-life equivalent of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, but that would be doing a disservice to Mr. Burns. There have been a lot of oily politicians throughout history, but he's one of the lowest bottom-feeders I've ever seen.

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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:07 pm

Jeff Flake announced that he won't vote to move any judiciary nominees for a vote on the floor unless McConnell allows a floor vote on a resolution to protect Mueller. Of course, we've gone down this road with Flake before....

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Post by gilraen » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:29 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Of course, we've gone down this road with Flake before....
The man has a last name that he needs to live up to!

Also, he's out in 2 months anyway, and Congress is going to be in recess for most of that time.

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:15 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Jeff Flake announced that he won't vote to move any judiciary nominees for a vote on the floor unless McConnell allows a floor vote on a resolution to protect Mueller. Of course, we've gone down this road with Flake before....
Hey, someone finally told him that he could do that! He must be kicking himself for not knowing that before.

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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 am

...as he unironically blocks bi-partisan bill to protect Mueller.
But, in a shocking development, the Senate Majority Leader refused to provide the unanimous consent required to advance the bill Wednesday afternoon — a move that raises the harrowing possibility that Mitch McConnell is not always honest about the motivations behind his procedural machinations.
Seriously. F this guy. But yeah, as pointed out at least Jeff Flake took a stand. :roll:

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by YellowKing » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:23 pm

I've had friends who were super-nice, would agree to do something with you, then bail at the last minute. Repeatedly. I hate people like that. Like really, really, hate. Either man up and commit to your commitments or GTFO. Flake is firmly in "GTFO" territory for me right now.

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by LordMortis » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:31 am

Radio news was reporting that the CelCos and TelCos are days away from having a deadline for stopping robo dailers.

Isn't the government supposed to be short on regulation and tough on crime? Why isn't the FCC going after criminal activity and when it's international, going after international carriers?

Run to the Internet

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1NA2KH

Now I get the idea that you want the tech that allows spoofing to stop and I support it. But the method of "fix this thing" so we don't gets complaints about not prosecuting criminals makes little sense to me. Especially from an antiregulation regime.

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Re: Political Randomness

Post by malchior » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:55 am

Ah - got to love the GOP. They are running the NC playbook on voter disenfranchisement in Wisconsin at the moment. Pathetic.

Note - here is a non-Daily Kos version of this story that takes a broader view from neighboring Michigan. I grabbed the tweet below for the headline.


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Re: Political Randomness

Post by AWS260 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:22 pm

Pre-Thanksgiving politics timewaster: a Guardian quiz, How Populist Are You?

Not surprisingly, most Guardian readers are populist lefties. I am a non-populist lefty.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:32 pm

You're most similar to:
Barack Obama

You're least similar to:
Donald Trump
I’m definitely not a populist. People suck.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by LordMortis » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:46 pm

I am one hex left and then seven hexes up left of middle.
You're most similar to:
AMLO
Mexican president
Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected earlier this year on pledges to fight corruption, moderate the 'war' on drugs, and champion 'the forgotten people'.
You're least similar to:
Donald Trump
US president
Donald Trump is the president of the US. He has repeatedly failed to condemn radical rightwing activists, and for a time employed Steve Bannon on his presidential team.
Least similar to Trump? Whoda guessed?

Also how am I populist left here but very libertarian on all of the libertarian sponsored self assessments. I do think I both seem and have become more populist and more left ever since the right picked up the line and moved is so far "right". I desire to return to conservative libertarianism with reasonable expectations of what it means to contribute to and live in a 21st century civilization but they broke it and we need some serious realignment as a nation (state and populace) that realigns me both toward liberal and populist/egalitarian movements.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by noxiousdog » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:58 pm

Most similar to Emmanuel Macron, but it's not really all that close.

I'm about halfway down the non-populist quarter, and fairly centrist with a lean to the left because of the social questions they asked.

Least: Trump.
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