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  • I knew all of that;

    And yet I forgot it too.

    May your eye be well.

     

    I like how you went from bus stops to wind instruments in the last exchange. Some kind of next thing keeps whispering to me.

  • I miss him too, Richard - and, appreciated him. He represented a better America, and I think he was representative of the vast majority of American. If he didn't, Obama never could have been elected - twice.

    by Wattree 6 hours 7 min ago in A STATELY OLD SHIP
  • What surprises me is that Kennedy stole Illinois is remembered, but the fact that Democratic votes were found floating in a Southern Illinois river after the election is never mentioned. 

    Republicans remember Bork and use it as a rationale for obstructing every SCOTUS appointee made...

  • I forgot about this, I responded to your other comment.

    But damn, this is interesting.

    With the three national channels I received on my B&W set with rabbit ears so many decades ago, I have a memory of this 'Illinois' debacle as a little kid. 

    It was like my...

  • I never thought of this. hahahahhahahaha

    It is a good point! hahahah

    I hereby render unto the Atheist the Dayly Comment of the Day Award for this here Dagblog Site, given to all of VA from all of me.

    hahahahah

    Should we lose all the booze manufactured from the Canuks...

  • (Nitpicking here) I know very little about sports, but after mistakenly thinking there was a Canadian team in the NFL, I found that although this is not true, there are Canadian teams in baseball's American League, the NBA, and of course the NHL. Furthermore, the...

  • I don't think they are that afraid of the GOP but letting them have enough rope to hang themselves.  It is to get the occasional liberal voter angry enough to show up at the poles. 

    Gee...What will the dairy industry think will happen to their cheese if they succeed.  ...

  • The idea of cameras focused on the people trying to prevent others from voting at the polls is a good idea. Showing the distances people have to travel  because of decreased polling places in areas targeted by the GOP would also be instructive.

     

     

    by rmrd0000 10 hours 14 min ago in DIAPERS FOR 15TH AMENDMENT PURPOSES
  • The conservative office holders are just too damn afraid to do anything, although Walker and others have come out against secession recently.

    It is not enough to just label hundreds of thousands of people 'nuts'.

    The far right is scary and powerful, and its members must be...

  • The conservatives just do not wish to see the poor vote. 

    So we liberals have to step up and besides taking the guilty officials to task for their unconstitutional conduct in the courts and through the media, we need to provide the transportation necessary and provide porto potties...

  • Aw shit, now I've got to go back & scrub these blogs down with whiteout - lo siento.

    by Anonymous PP (not verified) 12 hours 21 min ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • "entitled" is a bullshit dog-whistle used to knock her out in 2008. She served as Senator 2001-2009, Secretary of State 2009-2013, and worked on a number of White House initiatives in her 8 years as 1st Lady - a fair bit more federal experience than Obama had in Jan 2009. Additionally...

    by Anonymous PP (not verified) 12 hours 22 min ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • I certainly don't have a "hard-on" over HRC but I do despise most  everything she represents. She has publicly displayed many of her inhumane and ignorant attitudes and since she feels entitled to run for President I feel entitled to support people who throw shoes at her.

    by Peter (not verified) 13 hours 5 min ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Here is a brief history of GOP voter suppression efforts. Republicans feel that Nixon was robbed and point to voter fraud as the cause....

    by rmrd0000 13 hours 51 min ago in DIAPERS FOR 15TH AMENDMENT PURPOSES
  • I think you've got the wrong "Peter".

    An easy mistake to make.

    Also, I stuck my nose into your discussion with l'otro Pedro.

    by Peter Schwartz 14 hours 5 min ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Nevada Republicans are backing a guy who refuses to pay for grazing his cattle on US government land. The Nevada rancher in question does not believe in the right of the United States...

    by rmrd0000 15 hours 29 min ago in DIAPERS FOR 15TH AMENDMENT PURPOSES
  • I hope the Miami is embarrassed at all the attention this has gotten.  In my county they closed all the voting polls in my poor neighborhood that people could walk too.  They closed 30% of them in the county and all in poor neighborhoods.  They are doing real knit picky s**t to...

  • I'm combative when you start out with "liberal hawk" and all war is bad and the US is worse than Russia ever?

    We shift into debating the attack on Hussein - I point out the awful things Hussein did, the mass killings, to balance the complaint about the children - our choice...

    by PeraclesPlease 23 hours 58 min ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • There's definitely a problem with people trying to use intellectual property law to *effectively* control things they are not allowed to own, such as underlying facts. This is a problem with databases, for example, because some database owners try to control the data itself. And don't...

    by Doctor Cleveland 1 day 5 min ago in Copyright vs. Truth
  • You're being combative here when I'm just discussing.

    So it's a little hard to know how to respond here or even get what you're saying.

    by Peter Schwartz 1 day 2 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Most gun shows ban loaded weapons. See: 51 Gun Shows Ban Loaded Weapons from 2013. Main link is a case in point on the hazard.

    GOP/NRA: It's an invitation to carnage not to carry loaded guns...

    by NCD 1 day 4 hours ago in WELL, IT'S A START...
  • by Aaron Carine 1 day 7 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • by Aaron Carine 1 day 7 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •   We've seen a good deal of evidence, and I'm not talking about unsupported statements by the government. I'll provide some of it, either today or tomorrow.

    by Aaron Carine 1 day 8 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •    Don't be so damn silly. I believe Bush has told lies, as have other presidents. Saying "Governments lie" does zero to prove the theory that Bush ordered 9/11.

    by Aaron Carine 1 day 8 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • What's your hard-on over Hillary?

    by Anonymous PP (not verified) 1 day 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Hussein launched a war that killed perhaps 1 million - more on the Iranian side than Iraqi. What's your adult solution to this bloody act of aggression, aside from saying "war is bad"?

    Should we have assassinated Hussein to remove the need for child-killing sanctions?...

    by Anonymous PP (not verified) 1 day 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Taking your line of thinking a bit further...

    I guess we have to assume the "real adults" would have taken out Saddam without invading? Targeted assassination? A more "competent" invasion?

    What were the adults arguing for at that time other than a continuation...

    by Peter Schwartz 1 day 11 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • But it was their show.

    (That's a bit like saying that all the actors were great except the stars who occupied 99% of the screen time.)

    Everyone else played a bit part and thus had to calculate whether it would further or hinder their show.

    I'm not stomping on Hillary...

    by Peter Schwartz 1 day 11 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Links to Government statements, based on classified, never to be released, if they exist, documents, are not evidence that can be presented in court to prove an accusation. It's interesting that the FBI Most Wanted poster for OBL never listed 9/11 as one of his crimes. I am not...

    by Peter (not verified) 1 day 11 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Everybody but Bush's / the neocons. The real adults locked out of the room.

    by Anonymous PP (not verified) 1 day 12 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • But whose point? Bush's?

    Assuming that AQ was primarily in Afghanistan at that time, then what was the point in sending our entire military into Iraq and leaving a sort of shiftless force in Afghanistan?

    Of course, AQ, it quickly became clear, was/is...

    by Peter Schwartz 1 day 13 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Aaron and I believe neither Bush, nor his administration, would ever lie when American lives are on the line.

    by NCD 1 day 14 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •   There is plenty of evidence of Al Qaeda's responsibility for 9/11, and I shall provide the links in time. Bin Laden claimed responsibility in 2004, which Noam Chomsky fatuously said had no more credibility than if Chomsky were to claim he won the Boston Marathon.

    by Aaron Carine 1 day 17 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • The point wasn't "instead" - it was to do both.

    Presuming Hussein really was a WMD menace and the key point of instability/danger in the Mideast, it's not unreasonable to take him out. 

    As he hadn't reconstituted WMDs, harbored AQ or slept with OBL,...

    by PeraclesPlease 1 day 22 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Wanted him to escape from Tora Bora? You're treating this as fact?

    "The US has outdone Russia in the vicious attack category and while the USSR may...

    by PeraclesPlease 1 day 22 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • I have trouble believing anything the Great Satan says and would still like to see real evidence proving OBLs connection to 9/11. Getting back to the real subject of this diary, which we have been cleverly diverted from, is it a good thing to throw shoes at Hillbillary?  I say yes and I am...

    by Peter (not verified) 1 day 23 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • No tea leaves involved in noticing the Kaus / Klein and fellow journalists' relationships. 

    Was just surprised by the tone of the TPM piece and knowing how many ex-TPMCafers are here wondered if any knew of any Josh...

    by EmmaZahn 2 days 1 hour ago in WELL, IT'S A START...
  • I agree with you about the slamming of Hillary.

    She voted to give Bush the option-if...she didn't vote to go in.

    But the shift in focus to Iraq was a distraction. He hadn't attacked us. He wasn't harboring AQ. He had no, or virtually no, relations with OBL.

    What...

    by Peter Schwartz 2 days 1 hour ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •   Also, extradition of Bin Laden wouldn't have done much good if the other four to five thousand members of Al Qaeda were left where they were. It would be rather like extraditing Hitler while leaving Himmler and Goering in charge.

    by Aaron Carine 2 days 5 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •  I'm not writing more about Hillary and Iraq, but this is a different subject.

      Peter, after the bombing started, the Taliban said they would extradite him to a third country if we provided evidence of his guilt and if the third country came under "no pressure"...

    by Aaron Carine 2 days 5 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Yes, was just making a lil joke. :)

  • Your first paragraph resembles a propaganda release from the War Department with all the appropriate fear inducing words included and it is reactionary. The Taliban agreed to turn over these "criminals" to a third country but we decided that massive bombing of everyone but those...

    by Peter (not verified) 2 days 6 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Think Ezra sums it up, that he's concerned more with readers than fellow journalists. Not sure necessary to read tea leaves about relationships.

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 7 hours ago in WELL, IT'S A START...
  • The point re: inspections is it wasn't until January 2003 that they really started working, and they were almost finished in March when inspectors were thrown out.

    Enjoy your month holiday, I need a break too ;-)

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •    I think Gore would have either a) let the inspections work, or b) stayed out of it altogether. That is a big difference, and would have served our interests much better than war did. And this is the last I will write on the subject, at least this month.

    by Aaron Carine (not verified) 2 days 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Not sure why you think Afghanistan not justified harboring criminals using their territory to launch attacks on us. Is it a lack of humanity to refuse to be a sitting duck?

    I didn't invent war, and would prefer to avoid it through clever diplomatic means, but I live in a country that...

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Again, agreed on all of those points. Now, consider if Al Gore were president and 9/11 happened. We'd still be asking the same questions about whether Hussein'd reconstituted his weapons programs, and whether that risk and the threats on neighbors and energy sources* are acceptable...

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •   Since we now know that Bush wanted to invade Iraq even before 9/11, it is clear, if only in hindsight, that the vote made war inevitable. Anyway, some of us believed at the time that Bush had his heart set on war, just as his father did before, and we were right.

    by Aaron Carine (not verified) 2 days 10 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • PP, you surprise me, I didn't realize you were such a cold  Liberal Hawk. Anyone who thinks war is " a good idea" is lacking some fundamental part of their humanity even if it is a justified war which Afghanistan was not. I guess for some people mass murder, of The Other, is...

    by Peter (not verified) 2 days 11 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • This is just stunning, Doc. Generally speaking, the truth has been a terrific defense in matters of expression.  In the U.S., at least, being able to reasonably prove that what you've written is true will dependably defang any threat or libel or slander lawsuits or of the nice trick of...

    by Michael Maiello 2 days 11 hours ago in Copyright vs. Truth
  • The vote in October, 2002 made it inevitable that Iraq would be invaded, not just "threatened".

    ...

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 14 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •    The vote in October, 2002 made it inevitable that Iraq would be invaded, not just "threatened".  Anyway, I opposed war even when I didn't know whether or not there were WMDs. I could live with the risk of WMDs being used  more than I could live with the...

    by Aaron Carine 2 days 15 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Huh? If Hussein was a serious danger, Bush wanting war is good.

    Even Blix thought Hussein was illegally restocking WMD's until Hussein finally allowed inspections & improved cooperation in Jan 2003 - doesn't that change the issue any for you?

    I thought our invasion of...

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 15 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •   Well, Peracles, you've agreed that it was clear that Bush wanted war rather than inspections, so I don't see how all the stuff you've cited changes anything. Clinton knew--or should have known--that a yes vote was a vote for war. I don't know if Bush would have invaded...

    by Aaron Carine 2 days 17 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • She was a minority senator voting for both *INSPECTIONS* and authority to use force and enforce UN resolutions some *5 1/2 months* before the war was launched.

    The vote passed with 77 votes - not even close - with 29 Democrats supporting, including Harry Reid, John Kerry, John Edwards,...

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 18 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • It was a fucking quip - the rebels did an extrajudicial killing, not the US. Debate the actual invasion of Libya at least, not a stupid joke.

    Re: supporting torture, how about pointing to whatever the fuck you're talking about? If you're going to say stupid shit like "...

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 19 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Hitler retook the Rhineland, then took Austria, then the West gave him the Sudetenland because of trumped up "abuse of Germans" claims, and once he was "appeased" with the Sudetenland, he took the rest of Czechoslovakia, and then headed on to Poland.

    Putin's...

    by PeraclesPlease 2 days 19 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • You don't need God for that.  "The good of the children" will do just fine.

    by Lurker 2 days 23 hours ago in Will the Real God Please Stand Up
  • Why do artists hide their signatures in small letters in the bottom corner, or on the back, or don't sign at all?

    by Lurker 2 days 23 hours ago in Will the Real God Please Stand Up
  • Thanks for the tip, moat.  I'm afraid tilting my head back has not been an option for me for 25 years.  (My neck and spine are fused from Ankylosing Spondylitis.)  Add in my blindness in one eye, which took away my depth perception, and it just becomes comical that my...

  • That's how this old man does it. smiley

  • Don't tilt the head back.

    Lay down under the dropper.

    Use both hands to aim.

  • Hillary had to walk back her comparison of  Putin to Hitler

    by rmrd0000 3 days 3 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • No need!  Ever since I enrolled in the Ron Jeremy method, my dick is visible to the naked eye...

  • Have you already forgotten the cold but clever quip, " We came, we saw, he died" during the Libya incursion or her support for torture as recently as last year. She may not have been making policy on these issues but she is now competing to ride the Pale Horse and continue the...

    by Peter (not verified) 3 days 4 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  •   I think Hilary has to bear some responsibility for the Iraq War, since she voted "yes". By October, 2002 it should have been clear--it was clear to me--that Bush wanted war, not inspections.  Authorizing Bush to make war guaranteed that there would be a war.

    by Aaron Carine 3 days 5 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • I hunt all the time and I know exactly what is inside. Blood and snot and pus and shit and guts and a bag full of piss. Stinks too. You've got to get as much of that stuff out as quickly as possible so it doesn't rot the meat. All the while being careful that the bags of stomach fluids,...

    by ocean-kat 3 days 6 hours ago in Will the Real God Please Stand Up
  • Old men and eye drops;
    As if we need more proof our
    aim ain't what it was.

  • An erection microscope?

    by Anonymous PP (not verified) 3 days 7 hours ago in Will the Real God Please Stand Up
  • You jumped in on my comment re: "Killary" and Obama. I never backed Rand Paul in anything that I know of, so you're just simply stirring shit with "your fave, Rand Paul". I was nice though and toned down my original FU.

    I still find it amazing that Hillary's...

    by Anonymous PP (not verified) 3 days 7 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Oh, please!

  • If you want to see God's signature, look inside yourself.  Deep inside.  With an electron microscope.  Have a look at striated muscle, at mitochondria, at cilia.  Evolution may explain (after the fact) why these organelles might be useful.  But it cannot explain why...

    by Lurker 3 days 7 hours ago in Will the Real God Please Stand Up
  • That takes tough minded leadership.  This is a subject that is complicated and hard to wrap your head around.  But we are going to face the facts this decade because of extreme weather and food shortages. 

  • Actually, I think that they see themselves as saving lives. Do you let people die in a Syria, or do you arm the rebels even though you may be arming Islamists. Do you work to remove Morsi from Egypt, or do you stand back because they held an election to elect Morsi? Keep in mind that the man who...

    by rmrd0000 3 days 8 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • You are in a good mood today. If I point out where Hillary stood on some military issues and you response by slamming me about Obama, don't whine when I respond with something about Rand Paul.

    Hillary does seem more hard line on the use of the military. I still would favor her over...

    by rmrd0000 3 days 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • So all the hundreds of Congresspeople and Senators are blood-thirsty. That settles things.

    Re: her actions as SOS, care to identify a single one? especially one that she picked that Obama didn't want? I thought the Commander-in-Chief was the final decision maker in targeted...

    by PeraclesPlease 3 days 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Up yours with your Rand Paul shit. If you need any refresher on what I actually said, go Google the site for PeraclesPlease and Rand Paul. Would be surprised if there were 1 time I complimented him or agreed with him.

    Re: Iraq, Obama left on Bush's schedule. Re: Afghanistan, he surged...

    by PeraclesPlease 3 days 9 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • They are all bloodthirsty killers at heart PP and their votes do have consequences. Her actions as SOS are more demonstrative of her love of military power and violence. We'll have to wait until after the Revolution to see them pay the headsman's fee but she is competing for head Baby...

    by Peter (not verified) 3 days 10 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • I was pointing out positions that Hillary took. I would vote for Hillary ovér any Republican including your fave, Rand Paul. I did not lay blame, I linked to an article that documented her stance on use of the military. 

    Here is commentary from the...

    by rmrd0000 3 days 10 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • How? 

    "I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated…It's succeeded beyond our wildest dreams....

    by PeraclesPlease 3 days 11 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Hillary does tend to take a more hard line military approach.

    by rmrd0000 3 days 11 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • So as a minority Senator voting for inspections, "Killary" is responsible for the wars 1 President got us into and her victorious opponent kept going?

    What do you think the President who's still in office "deserves" if her just rewards are shit thrown all over her...

    by PeraclesPlease 3 days 12 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • Sorry, there can be analogies between many things - there can be lessons even if not exact equivalence.

    Didn't get the memo where you decide which ones are acceptable.

    (Even the famous "Godwin's Law" is overrated & overreferenced)

    So go ahead, jump on...

  • I see this incident as a good sign that people will actively display their distaste for Killary the Goddess Of War. If we are lucky all of her public appearances will require a chickenwire shield to screen her from the flying offal and rotten tomatoes she deserves.

    by Peter (not verified) 3 days 13 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • I have a problem with anyone who on any level creates equivalencies between 9/11 and the Boston bombing. Anyone who does so deserves to be 'jumped on', and asked some questions.

    We are talking about the worst  terror attack in US history. A failing of the US national security...

  • The bottom line of the article:

    The one message that comes out of this is the world has to adapt and the world has to mitigate,” said Pachauri.

    At least that saves me having to read all 2600 pages of the 32-volume report.

    Without having read...

  • Well, there are definitely several strategies out there for denying climate change:

    1. There is no long term global warming. We've already plateaued and cooling is about to set in.
    2. Global warming is part of the natural cycle. Nothing we can do about, even if...
  • Sure, like all the worry about threats to Obama, and the freakouts over whether Hillary or Sarah Palin or the Tea Party or xyz were inciting a crazed assassin.

    Life goes on. It's only a shoe... or a bat, depending on which seat.

    by PeraclesPlease 3 days 16 hours ago in Shoe Thrown at Hillary
  • That's not what he said - why do you jump on him like that?

    He's simply stating that the claims against Obama ("responsible for a security lapse") are an order or two lower than the claims against Bush ("ordered a traitorous attack on us")

    Whether either...

  • You might like this anecdote about Seinfeld & the "how do I get to Broadway?" "practice practice practice" method.  

    (James Clear has a motivational mailing list that...

  • Ergo Aaron Carine believes that Bush/Cheney were totally truthful about events around 9/11, and every other catastrophe in their administration? Same as Obama...?

    We do know Bush did not want to investigate what...

  • I hope your vision soon returns.   Thank you for this. 

  •   These people don't seem to be saying that Obama ordered the bombing, whereas the 9/11 Truthers say Bush ordered the 9/11 attacks.

  • It's as idiotic as I say it is.

    by Michael Maiello 4 days 4 hours ago in How To Misread Flash Boys
  • As I was digging deeper into this today, I found this blog that explained who the morons were that wrote this report for Koch Bros. front group Heartland Institute.  I guess this was part of their effort in educating the public that Charles declared in his op-ed last week. They new the...

  • Nope.  The UN released a report March 30 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  The report was pretty bleak in what damage to expect from climate change.  Last week the Guardian covered it. 

    ...

  • I've been puzzling over humor since I read Heinlein's take on it in Stranger in a Strange Land. Lots of revelations there on many subjects for a teen aged mind. I reread it as an adult and it doesn't have as much depth as I thought but it blew me away when I was about 15.

    I...

    by ocean-kat 4 days 6 hours ago in Will the Real God Please Stand Up
  • I guess they can't lie about that anymore with all the weather changes and ice melts. So they are going to lie about how good it is for us.  We will adapt and not die off.  Then there is always the group that is looking forward to the rapture.  

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