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    Re: Demagogues and their platforms

    Sorry. Donald Trump is a P licking traitorous yellow dog. He is the greatest abomination in the history of the United States Of America -- and that's saying something. As such he is a greater...
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    Re: harvest time

    The Ernest and Julio Gallo winery in California -- makers of the fabled Night Train and Thunderbird -- used to have 16 parallel spur railroad tracks that were used only to deliver the grapes at...
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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    Secretly, WTF?
  4. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    In sharp contrast to the English way.
  5. Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    Simpler -- ambition. Like the sex drive, and very likely closely related to it, if it didn't overcome reason, it would fail in its purpose.

    You get a Hyatt Regency roomful of people paying to...
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    Re: Demagogues and their platforms

    Well, not to disagree, but just to put some nuance into it, that raises the question of how much the numbers indicate the strength of influence.

    When some Red slams some person, the Red rabble...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Exactly. On to Moscow, not for vengeance, but because nothing less will do, as a practical matter.
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    Re: Still Wondering

    Quality of manufacture has declined precipitously, don't pee on my foot and tell me it's raining.
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    Re: Woke Act: DeSantis fail

    The judge is a wit!
  10. Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    Interesting. In a non-national-security-case, does the judge actually see what they seized, or just glance at the return, or not even that, just file it? Why should he actually look at what was...
  11. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    They make it easy, in fact they work hard to make it impossible not to.



    That would be wrong, and it wouldn't work. The first step is persuading them of our common interest, which tribalism...
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    Re: Demagogues and their platforms

    Keith -- left or right, the more extreme, the more anti-liberal. Of course they admire each other's strengths; of course they don't condemn whipping, they just want to the whipper and not the...
  13. Re: Judge orders redacted affidavit released

    There is no right to understand, and cost/benefit is against disclosure at this stage. Later, maybe. It's not a TV show.
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    Re: Socialism

    Could it be you're not reading carefully? The counting to ten thing was only a couple of posts back.

    If you don't understand, why do you respond with ad hominem? Does that move the discussion...
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    Re: Socialism

    Gee, just when I got to about three.
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    Re: Finished

    It seems like I never have the same problem twice. It's this or that insect or disease. I go buy something which I use very sparingly, and now there's a shelf for all the snake oil. I look at each...
  17. Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    Yeah. But we don't care if they are the sacred power stones of Toot On Common dwelling perpetually among the blessed. We're seizing them. Ya folla?
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    Re: Socialism

    Stuff like this is what makes me stop talking to you. As we say over here, "Smile when you say that, partner."

    Every time I come around to thinking, fuggettaboutit, let it go, there you go...
  19. Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    I don't understand the argument "You can't take these things, they're mine!"

    It's in the name: search and seizure.

    Then there's civil forfeiture.
  20. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    I understand that's what you say, but why?
  21. Re: Faux 'News' & NewsGuard certification downgrade

    Twenty lashes with a wet noodle. You can stop a dictator with ten, it hurts so bad.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Yes, the IRS is not known for generosity or compassion in general, and especially not in cases of criminal offenses.
  23. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    Did I just hear that just since the search, Trump has on a few days received donations of over a million dollars per day?
  24. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    Huh?
  25. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    All that plus the moral corruption of the society that carries it out. It may not rise to the level of preventing capital punishment in a given case, but it's a real thing. It's killing, done in...
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    Re: Socialism

    You bet. Don't need a revolution just to have a post office. Skip the tear gas and bayonets altogether.
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    Re: Just Wondering

    Right angle plugs are good for leading power strips to the wall. Straight plugs are better for plugging into the power strip. Often a power strip can only accomodate one right angle plug, which has...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Yeah, just state your position again. That often makes it clearer to everyone, including oneself.

    Do you support full NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia?

    What do they have in common? ...
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    Re: Socialism

    Socialism is a

    1. left-wing to far-left

    2. economic philosophy and movement

    3. characterized by the dominance

    4. of social ownership of the means of production
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    Re: Socialism

    According to you, the US is socialist, so what's the diff?

    What is their definition of socialist?
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    Re: Socialism

    But to what purpose? We don't call the VA socialism . . . so what?



    Every government in history has been socialist, with a definition that broad.
  32. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    They couldn't possibly. They don't know what it is, and won't be told.
  33. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    No shirp, shirplock

    wish I'd saved the posts about how it was over the top, then

    I assumed the authors would stand up and admit like men

    No more.
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    Re: Daughter

    No quarter, shareholders be damned. Socialization will come. It's where society says, "we care", or shuts TF up.

    Makes a difference in one's attitude towards one's fellows.
  35. Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    Up front, yo

    Cash

    In full

    When the check clears
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    Re: Ukraine

    Oh the evil west, their position v. Putin is forfeit, except, not. You "really" defeated the Nazis, now . . . like them . . . you can't hold Kherson.

    FO Ivan. Eastern Europe is not the...
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    Re: Finished

    Get some local to find you some windows from a demolition. Make a greenhouse. Put out a stick to measure the shadow on the equinox; orient the shed at 90 degrees. Whole Earth Catalog.

    I have...
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    Re: Finished

    You've got lots of space, that's cheating.
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    Re: Finished

    Avocado, oh yeah.

    My father in law has been trying 90 years. Been through at least 30 trees. 900 miles north of their natural range. Good until about 2010. Then climate change. He remembers...
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    Re: Finished

    I'm a hippie, but . . .
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    Re: Socialism

    The analogy fails.

    The definition of socialism is moral taxonomy, not biological. Biological taxonomy has the purpose of distinguishing one life form from another, for purposes of building of a...
  42. Re: Academy Awards apologises to Sacheen Littlefeather for Oscars speech moment

    They gave Medals Of Honor to the perpetrators of Wounded Knee? That compounds the stain on us.

    So the Academy is apologizing for the behavior of the attendees?
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    Re: Lumber-some good news

    Low interest rates promotes speculation on futures, is that the deal? All there is to it?
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    Re: Socialism

    Yes, there is also the question of how the revenue produced is distributed. If no revenue is produced, as with roads, are the roads socialist, only because they are publicly owned? They are built...
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    Re: Socialism

    Yes, neither he nor the ratifiers would have called socialist, so how is that we can? Meanwhile there are private enterprises, such as ship building, that are founded on private capital. How is it...
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    Re: Socialism

    Yes. Benjamin Franklin didn't call the Post Office socialism. Was he wrong?



    Depends on what type. So let each socialist set forth his self-definition . . . honestly. The responsible thing....
  47. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    Twit liberals seem determined to provide a steady supply.
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    Re: Finished

    It would have been 24 jars -- 12 to a case -- but a long time ago I gave away a jar of marinara each to two different people, who didn't return the jars. So I only have 22, which haven't left the...
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    Re: Finished

    Sweet or hot?

    Those sci fi tomato worms ate my bell pepper plants overnight. I'd been growing them since March.
  50. Re: For all who are cheering the Mar-a-Lago raid

    Yep.

    There is no dispute that the words in quotes are the words of the Trump faction. That is a fact.

    That the words actually describe the facts is highly disputable. So if the quote marks...
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