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  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 12:12 pm

    Wait, that last thing isn’t fair to teams such as the one I root for.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 12:21 pm || Up

      yeah, that is not well thought out

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 12:33 pm || Up

      • dmoas Jan 30,2017 1:33 pm || Up

        Sure it is. One time doesn’t something horribly wrong. So you punish 29 teams to make up for it.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 1:37 pm || Up

          They are punishing the other 14 AL teams, with the 4 AL west teams bearing the brunt.

          They are rewarding the other 14 NL teams by moving picks and slot money to the other league.

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 12:35 pm

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 30,2017 4:50 pm || Up

      I’m usually a big fan of players joining int’l squads, but no. Sonny needs to keep the bubble wrap on.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 1:45 pm

    If this claim from a lawsuit filed today is true, then the situation is even worse than I feared.

    They were given documents to sign and allegedly told that if they did not, they would be removed from the U.S. and barred from coming back for five years. They were not allowed to see attorneys.

    Under pressure, their attorneys say, they signed documents they did not understand, giving up their American visas, and agents stamped “cancelled” on those visas. Attorneys are asking for their visas to be returned, the forms they signed to be invalidated and for them to be returned to the United States.

    Attorneys they believe it is possible many of 50 to 60 other legal permanent residents at Dulles were likewise tricked into giving up their status there. The lawyers say they hope to learn the identities of those individuals through the discovery process.

    CPB officers as willing participants in what sounds like low key extra-legal ethnic cleansing is a very scary development.

    • elcroata elcroata Jan 30,2017 2:14 pm || Up

      Minute Men

      Because survival is insufficient
    • lenscrafters Jan 30,2017 2:41 pm || Up

      The saddest thing about this whole debacle is the realization that so many people, including apparently Trump, have absolutely no idea what the vetting process for immigrants is actually like. As someone who’s green card took nearly seven years to procure during the convoluted and thorough application/vetting process, it’s so disheartening to hear ignorant people defend this by proclaiming that we’re finally keeping out “illegals” and “terrorists”, the clear implication being that:

      Refugees = terrorists
      Valid visa/green card holders = illegals

      It’s pretty obvious how full of shit they were when they said they were for “legal immigration” while clearly being ignorant as to what that entails. It’s about keeping out immigrants (specifically brown people for now) period.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 2:45 pm || Up

        Pure Bannon-style white nationalism. This is an excerpt from an interview Trump did with him before Bannon was (officially) part of his campaign:

        During their conversations, there were some moments on-air when Trump and Bannon disagreed. Though not many.

        Last November, for instance, Trump said he was concerned that foreign students attending Ivy League schools have to return home because of U.S. immigration laws.

        “We have to be careful of that, Steve. You know, we have to keep our talented people in this country,” Trump said. He paused. Bannon said, “Um.”

        “I think you agree with that,” Trump said. “Do you agree with that?”

        Bannon was hesitant.

        “When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think .?.?. ” Bannon said, not finishing the sentence. “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 7:09 pm || Up

        See also

        Trump’s top advisors on immigration, including chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior advisor Stephen Miller, see themselves as launching a radical experiment to fundamentally transform how the U.S. decides who is allowed into the country and to block a generation of people who, in their view, won’t assimilate into American society.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 30,2017 4:57 pm || Up

      It’s not new for me to worry about the militarization of police functions. But it always felt largely academic, more fear of the abuses a future theoretical strongman might employ. No more. This is a paramilitary under direct executive command and it’s scary as shit.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas Jan 30,2017 6:45 pm || Up

        We need a new word to describe how terrifying it is. It’s that bad.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 5:03 pm || Up

      there has to be a memo somewhere. that is far far too much detail to be independent agents

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 31,2017 8:25 am || Up
        • colin colin Jan 31,2017 8:45 am || Up

          We just have to hope that whoever has hacked Trump’s android phone is carefully recording all audio in the vicinity.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 31,2017 11:17 am || Up

          sure, in the WHITE house, but in order for Border agents, they need guidance

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 31,2017 11:19 am || Up

            Could be as simple as “boys, run wild. new sheriff in town and he is not going to stop you from doing what you see as necessary.”

            My assumption is that the border patrol has a healthy number of officers who would leap at the chance to abuse their power, and wouldn’t need explicit instructions to know which tools to use.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jan 31,2017 5:00 pm || Up

      In fairness, that’s just dusting off the old 1980s-era INS playbook.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 2:37 pm

    Everything about this sentence is incredible.

    Lynch, who has a six-year deal, wasn’t on the 49ers’ radar until he called Shanahan about a week ago and volunteered for the job, ESPN reported.

    • MikeV MikeV Jan 30,2017 5:52 pm || Up

      Just fucked.

      Please be Elway and not Millen. Please.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jan 31,2017 5:02 pm || Up

        Pre-draft projection: 4-12.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • MikeV MikeV Jan 31,2017 5:43 pm || Up

          TBH, stealing away Denver’s scouting director is kinda cool.

          Maybe, just maybe, Lynch uses his connections to bring in good dudes.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

        • dmoas Feb 1,2017 11:12 am || Up

          I’d guess 1 – 15.

  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 3:33 pm

    Well now.

    • dmoas Jan 30,2017 4:46 pm || Up

      I’m sure that’ll change in short order.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 6:25 pm || Up

        She gone. And he apparently found a non-Ruckelshaus to replace her. This is a pretty unsettling statement.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 6:40 pm || Up

          even the non obviously written by trump paragraphs are terrifying

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • dmoas Jan 30,2017 6:47 pm || Up

            Nothing like a “law and order” President with a total disdain for both law and order.

        • AV AV Jan 30,2017 9:19 pm || Up

          to be fair, how could they have predicted she was gonna act like a such lose cannon?

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 5:07 pm || Up

      Sounds like there is about to be a glut of experienced government lawyers on the job market

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 5:23 pm

    Cal’s right to allow this, but man is it going to get ugly.

    Side note: College Republicans are despicable creatures who should never get laid.

    • AV AV Jan 30,2017 5:32 pm || Up

      they won’t. anybody getting laid that night will be dancing here instead.

      http://sanfrancisco.carpediem.cd/events/2438024-resistance-dance-party-at-sproul-plaza/

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 1,2017 6:25 pm || Up

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 1,2017 10:35 pm || Up

        Put a Milo on him.

        Free speech doesn’t mean free from consequences.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Feb 1,2017 8:57 pm || Up

      I was walking up from downtown and heard the choppers circling so knew there must be something going on. Walked to Sprout, thinking it would be a SCOTUS protest, until I got there and realized it was the speaker protest. Pretty mellow vibe when I got there, but soon after a big contingent with black bandanas entered, and it escalated soon after. It was clearly not going to end well.

  7. batgirl batgirl Jan 30,2017 5:31 pm

    And now Encuentro has closed?? When will this shit show end?

  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 5:41 pm
    • batgirl batgirl Jan 30,2017 5:49 pm || Up

      Gingrich, a Trump ally, speculated that the administration could have given “people a heads up a week or so out and get them on the same page.” But he cautioned that the administration is “understaffed and Trump is impatient,” and the White House has a natural learning curve.

      “They could have waited a couple days, and they would have done better,” Gingirich said. “I think some of this stuff is they’re learning how to roller skate. They can’t understand in advance, they have to do it for the first time.”

      Or, chaos and extremism is a feature, not a bug, and the learning curve doesn’t exist.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 5:53 pm || Up

      i don’t know, my bullshit detector is beeping.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 5:56 pm || Up

        Congressional Rs are definitely trying to distance themselves from this shitshow, and knife Bannon while they’re at it. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a basically true story.

        • dmoas Jan 30,2017 6:51 pm || Up

          Actions speak louder than words. Until they bail on him and stop supporting his actions both from explicit support as well as silent inaction, their words of shock, awe, surprise, dismay, or criticism mean absolutely nothing.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 6:53 pm || Up

            Senate republicans could start by not confirming his racist buddy who helped write the EO as Attorney General tomorrow. But we know that won’t happen.

            • dmoas Jan 30,2017 6:57 pm || Up

              Exactly. Just empty posturing.

            • harensheir15 harensheir15 Feb 3,2017 8:19 am || Up

              This from a former adviser in the W administration:

              “When you sell your soul to the Devil, he prefers to collect his purchase on the installment plan. Trump’s disregard for either Secretary of Defense Mattis or Secretary-designate Tillerson in his disastrous policy salvos this week, in favor of his White House advisers, tells you all you need to know about who is really in charge. To be associated with these people is going to be, for all but the strongest characters, an exercise in moral self-destruction.”

              Coming from the author of a book titled The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, this reaches new levels of terrifying.

              “Precisely because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better. It will get worse, as power intoxicates Trump and those around him. It will probably end in calamity—substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment.”

            • harensheir15 harensheir15 Feb 3,2017 8:30 am || Up

              Similar voices from the not-in-office members of the right, along with Collins and Murkowski votes against Devos–delaying the Sessions confirmation because they might need his vote (giggles)–and McCain/Graham miraculously relocating their vertebrae on torture/ban, would seem to be good omens. But that might just be wishful thinking.

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 5:51 pm
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 30,2017 6:22 pm || Up

      There’ve been signs for awhile that Adelson might be on the outs. This sounds like him claiming to have jumped rather than been pushed. Supposedly they have non-Adelson money lined up to fill that gap. It’s never been clear (to me at least) what any outside investor is getting for their piece here, if not a slice of ownership, which Davis claims is not negotiable.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 6:55 pm || Up

        is this commitment to nevada like the commitment to excellence or the commitment to a 80s astrovan conversion?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • dmoas Jan 30,2017 6:59 pm || Up

          Being given $750m, I think they’ll find a way to make that happen. That’s too much to pass up so long as the state is willing to give it up. But it is Mark Davis so nothing is guaranteed.

        • MikeV MikeV Jan 30,2017 7:08 pm || Up

          The FK you have against Astrovan conversions, friend?

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 30,2017 7:08 pm || Up

          Commitment to reassuring Nevada legislators who voted yes under heavy Adelson lobbying that they won’t be left holding the bag. If I’m a Nevada pol relying on Mark Davis for political cover I’d be concerned.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jan 31,2017 11:38 am || Up

        Hmmm:

        FSU: “It’s never been clear (to me at least) what any outside investor is getting for their piece here”

        “If [Adelson] doesn’t think it will pencil out for him, it won’t pencil out for Goldman Sachs or anybody else that thinks they want to step up to it,” Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani told the San Jose Mercury News.

        And then in the No FKing Shit! next sentence:

        “I hate to say it, some of my concerns are starting to bear out. I don’t think Mr. Davis cared about either community, ours or Oakland. He’s using us against each other.”

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 31,2017 6:58 pm || Up

          It’s really no different than the Oakland equation when I was close to it. Team/league pays $4-600M, locality $2-700M, with a gap of $4-700M in the middle (depending on the total stadium grandiosity proposed). Many glorious schemes have been floated for how a third party would make money on that investment…share of ownership, office park, residential mall luxury development, etc etc…and they always seem so specious. Absent extra deep-pocketed owners (eg LA) or abjectly pliant local govt (eg Minn), I’m not sure the NFL really has a stadium development model any more.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • ptbnl Jan 31,2017 7:01 pm || Up

            It might be easier if they didn’t need a new one every 20 years.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • dmoas Feb 1,2017 11:30 am || Up

            Especially for a building that on the cheap only has 10 events a year and expensively could become used for conventions where both cities are surrounded by convention space. I do question how having $700m from Nevada & having $400 million on your own couldn’t pencil out to a new stadium, but then the NFL has so much waste in their stadium design, so pushing it to 2 billion still seems inevitable.

  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 6:01 pm

    Want

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 30,2017 6:12 pm || Up

      If nothing else, Yoelkis is immediately one of the best of all-time Cuban Y names. And it’s a deep field.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 6:45 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 30,2017 6:58 pm || Up

      “Almost everything went wrong,” the official said.

  12. MikeV MikeV Jan 30,2017 7:09 pm
    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

    • doctorK doctorK Jan 30,2017 8:03 pm || Up

      Yeah, if you decide to act with the courage of your convictions in this administration, you can expect to be on the street tomorrow.

  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jan 30,2017 7:42 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. lenscrafters Jan 30,2017 10:27 pm

    Interesting 538 article on the confirmation chances of potential SCOTUS nominees.

    Also interesting in that an old friend of ours showed up to leave a comment there.

    • dmoas Jan 30,2017 11:19 pm || Up

      I’d hope the potential would be 0%. What’s good for the goose and all.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 31,2017 6:56 am || Up

      I love that he is still out there somewhere, ready to shoot down stupid West Wing plot ideas wherever they should arise. I miss him, tbh.

      Also, today I learned that 538 has comments. They hide them well.

  15. Future Ed Future Ed Jan 31,2017 6:33 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. ptbnl Jan 31,2017 6:59 pm

    SC nominee announcement as reality tv show was … sad.

    And the tension! Would it be the bigoted white christian guy or the bigoted white christian guy?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Jan 31,2017 7:16 pm || Up

      It’s done already? I thought Fox News would go with a 4-hour ESPN-style Selection Show.

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      • ptbnl Feb 1,2017 9:38 am || Up

        On a tangent, Friday evening drive up to Tahoe City … yay or nay? The forecast seems to have the storm tapering off a bit sooner now.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Soaker Soaker Feb 1,2017 10:40 am || Up

          It does not look like a very big storm in comparison to the January ones, but most of the action will be during the day on Friday so I’d expect a Friday evening drive, never smooth sailing in the best of conditions, to be a pain. Bring snacks. Snow level should be around lake level so the snowy part of I-80 would be fairly short.

          Donner Summit point forecast currently shows about 12 inches between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, more in the afternoon than evening.

          Yay or nay depends on how much patience you think you and your passenger(s) have.

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          • ptbnl Feb 1,2017 12:44 pm || Up

            Normally we leave right after school and stop for dinner in Auburn. Presumably, other than traffic, that far should be straightforward. I guess we can make the call then, and worse case get a motel room.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • Soaker Soaker Feb 1,2017 12:59 pm || Up

              You have a teenager now, right? That’s old enough. If she doesn’t know how to install chains yet, you have tonight and tomorrow to teach her.

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              • ptbnl Feb 1,2017 1:05 pm || Up

                Tween :-)

                We also have AWD and snow tires, so hopefully no chains required (and I believe the Outbacks say not to use chains period).

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • Soaker Soaker Feb 1,2017 1:37 pm || Up

                  Oh, a Subie with snow tires, that’s very popular among the lake locals. A foot of snow over a day is no problem for you, just a question of willingness to deal with the traffic including the usual wrecks.

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                • ptbnl Feb 2,2017 9:31 am || Up

                  Turns out the cabin owner considers snow-clearing the responsibility of the guest, and we’re the first this season. Arriving at midnight on Friday to be faced with 10 feet of snow between us and the front door sounds like a bad plan.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • Soaker Soaker Feb 2,2017 10:35 am || Up

                  That owner’s attitude explains why you would have been the first of the season. Absentee owners who do vacation rentals hire a local contractor to maintain access.

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                • ptbnl Feb 2,2017 3:50 pm || Up

                  It’s not an official rental ;-)

                  A friend nearby sent a picture, and it’s actually only half way up the front door. The challenge is going to be how solid it is. There’s a berm from the parking space being ploughed, and it will have thawed/been rained on/refrozen several times.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • Soaker Soaker Feb 2,2017 6:10 pm || Up

                  I’m sure Lily knows how to use a defibrillator.

                  It’s also a good idea to use Yaktrax when you’re doing that. If I’d had the Yaktrax on a couple weeks ago my hamstring probably wouldn’t still be bothering me.

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                • ptbnl Feb 2,2017 7:17 pm || Up

                  I’ll take my crampons!

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • dmoas Feb 2,2017 3:41 pm || Up

                  That’s just ridiculous.

  17. AV AV Jan 31,2017 8:03 pm

    i’d been wondering what their feed looked like. now i’m wondering if any of the outlets on their feed are legit. i honestly haven’t recognized any (beyond the ones i recognize as not legit). but i don’t really know the names of any actual conservative outlets. anyone?

    http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • sslinger Feb 1,2017 8:39 am || Up

      National Review is the one legit source I recognize, and the article they highlighted is actually quite critical of Bannon.

      • AV AV Feb 1,2017 10:34 am || Up

        thanks. i guess i’ll bookmark it. try and keep up with rational conservatism to detect the other kind.

        gotta say, i haven’t seen this much albertus outside of the prisoner. it’s a decent look.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Feb 1,2017 1:17 pm || Up

          chagrinned. turns out i walk past this much albertus 3 times a week. their indoor signage too.

          you can't see in on my face, but i'm stoked to've found a boca shirt today

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Feb 1,2017 1:18 pm || Up

            i don’t know why so tall. wrote in a height tag…

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • MikeV MikeV Feb 1,2017 2:00 pm || Up

              at the very end of the actual image location was a =w1032-h1375-no that was overriding it.

              And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

              Thanks, and go As.

              • AV AV Feb 1,2017 2:18 pm || Up

                ah. i didn’t look at the URL itself. makes sense.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • sslinger Feb 1,2017 9:00 pm || Up

            Sorry, but what is Albertus?

            • ptbnl Feb 2,2017 9:07 am || Up

              This is AV … it must be a font.

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • AV AV Feb 2,2017 9:09 am || Up

                typeface, technically.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Mar 30,2017 11:24 am || Up
            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Dec 13,2017 11:49 am || Up

        i’m still grateful for this rec. the NR has been so satisfying. the NYT, WaPo, or even USA today politely cut trump here and there with ethical journalistic equivocation or unsurprising op/eds.

        but when the deep right does it? it’s like butter.

        “Trump and Bannon thought they were cleverly getting in front of the parade of an inevitable Moore victory, in ruby-red Alabama. Instead, they associated themselves with a man credibly accused of preying on young girls and got rebuked by Alabama voters whose standards weren’t as low as theirs.”

        http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454605/roy-moore-alabama-loses-republicans-lessons

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • sslinger Dec 14,2017 12:13 am || Up

          Glad to know it, though I don’t actually follow NR at all. On another note, do you keep in touch with Kelly (Kylie) from AN? She was just at something called PodCon in Seattle, loved it. Thought it was something you would attend.

          • AV AV Dec 14,2017 9:55 am || Up

            yeah, there are pod cons and meetups (and all sorts of ways to be disappointed by seeing what the voices’ faces look like). it’s huge!

            i think it’s a viable escape route for the war against alt-weeklies refugees.

            at least while net neutrality…

            i wonder if kylie is doing a podcast?

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 1,2017 10:08 am
  19. lenscrafters Feb 1,2017 11:54 am

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 1,2017 12:09 pm || Up

      Dingerz

    • Soaker Soaker Feb 1,2017 12:18 pm || Up

      That’s some solid hard-headedness on both sides. Usually when they get it under 10%, both sides would rather split the difference instead of gambling on the hearing results.

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      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 1,2017 12:39 pm || Up

        Yeah, but now they’re going to have to double the price of vending machine sodas.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 1,2017 12:16 pm
    • ptbnl Feb 1,2017 12:41 pm || Up

      At least he didn’t put them on double secret probation.

      And meanwhile the senate finance committee suspended its own rules to push Price and Mnuchin’s nominations through with no Dems present.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • dmoas Feb 1,2017 3:01 pm || Up

      Don’t worry. It’ll bring peace to the middle east. Finally. Oh, just a side note, they’ll be united against us.

  21. elcroata elcroata Feb 1,2017 9:46 pm
    Because survival is insufficient
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 2,2017 6:16 am || Up

      I don’t know, he seems like a bootstrappy guy. his mom was in trouble with the law for poisoning people

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 2,2017 8:45 am || Up

      Prep School Republicans are despicable creatures who should never get laid.

    • ptbnl Feb 2,2017 9:12 am || Up

      The year book Kissinger quote is a nice little kicker in these times:
      “The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer”

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 2,2017 9:40 am || Up

        They all just think they’re so adorable, in their little coats and ties, rebelling against those obnoxious liberals.

  22. AV AV Feb 2,2017 9:06 am
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 2,2017 9:46 am
    • colin colin Feb 2,2017 11:23 am || Up

      I agree that the “it you don’t try, death is certain” attitudes towards mainstream/center-left policy is an alarming symptom of right-wing craziness. But many people on the right have been saying that for the last few elections. Chait’s piece doesn’t convince me that this particular guy is anything special (also, I hadn’t heard of his particular essay until reading that just now).

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 2,2017 11:54 am || Up

        It’s definitely a species of softer right wing rhetoric about the inevitable slide into socialism because people will vote themselves free stuff (the Romney 47% thing being a sub-species). The alarming part is the combination of apocalyptic imagery with an explicitly racial/ethnic framing, where immigration has to be stopped immediately because they or their children will inevitably join forces with the other non-whites and vote against the real Americans.

        Now, that’s not exactly new either–that’s Trump’s campaign. But it’s another example (with Bannon and Flynn) of guys with scary, unstable, ethno-nationalist worldviews directly in Trump’s ear on national security.

  24. elcroata elcroata Feb 2,2017 11:56 am
    Because survival is insufficient
    • ptbnl Feb 2,2017 12:01 pm || Up

      Along with the South China Sea and Middle East.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • elcroata elcroata Feb 2,2017 12:03 pm || Up

        Europe is even better, if it works out, he won’t even need troops here. I’m beyond mocking now, I am genuinely scared

        Because survival is insufficient
        • ptbnl Feb 2,2017 1:05 pm || Up

          On the other hand, he’s actually managed to unite the European Socialists, Liberals and Conservatives!

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • andeux andeux Feb 2,2017 3:35 pm || Up

            The things like using the prayer breakfast to call out Arnie’s TV ratings, or almost starting an international incident with Australia(!) would be hilarious, were it not for all the real damage he is doing at the same time.

            TINSTAAFK
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 2,2017 1:49 pm
  26. andeux andeux Feb 2,2017 3:29 pm

    Not to get all political, but blue M&M’s are still just wrong.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 2,2017 9:09 pm || Up

      Part of me still thinks they are toxic.

      • AV AV Feb 2,2017 11:17 pm || Up

        and the red ones are tied to cancer.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 2,2017 9:08 pm

  28. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 3,2017 5:45 am

    i’m doing last man this year. I may not be able to visit this site after the superbowl till monday or hopefully tuesday

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Feb 4,2017 8:05 am || Up

      i just found out the game is this weekend.

      i’m going to crush you.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 4,2017 8:34 am || Up

        way. you are going to forget and accidently turn on the facebooks or twitter

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 4,2017 8:34 am || Up

        no way

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Feb 4,2017 9:19 am || Up

          whatever, garth.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 4,2017 8:32 am || Up

      What is last man? And does this make AV the ubermensch?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 4,2017 8:36 am || Up

        a contest to be the last person to know the outcome of the superbowl

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Feb 4,2017 9:21 am || Up

        i got an honorary title last year when i had been playing for 3 days already and doing really well, only to find out the superebowl was on the upcoming weekend.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  29. harensheir15 harensheir15 Feb 3,2017 8:39 am

    There have been some glimmers of hope in the ongoing Category 5 tropical shitstorm.

    http://images.dailykos.com/images/358494/story_image/C3TcYtNUcAAUOyV.jpg

    We
    Are
    The Three and Half Percent

    • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 3,2017 11:11 am || Up

      Yep. Here’s hoping that holds.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • harensheir15 harensheir15 Feb 3,2017 1:32 pm || Up

        There is certainly the potential. Given the general aversion to taxes, this should draw support across party lines from those Americans not quite moved to join the Women’s March. Now Earth Day has been chosen for the Scientist March. (Both of those are on Saturdays. Better weather would mean better turnouts.) The rhetoric on ACA seems to be softening but if the repeal goes through and people lose coverage, there will be an outcry there as well.

  30. ptbnl Feb 3,2017 9:05 am
    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 3,2017 12:43 pm || Up

      its, so very british of them that, after the conclusion of the article, they ask for money by saying “since you are here…”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. harensheir15 harensheir15 Feb 3,2017 1:05 pm

  32. doctorK doctorK Feb 3,2017 2:38 pm
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 3,2017 5:25 pm || Up

      The flops from the bench lacked the same cachet.

      He’s been made superfluous by my man McAdoo, who’s been awesome in his minutes since West went down.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Soaker Soaker Feb 4,2017 10:50 am

    Just when you thought the A’s local radio situation had finally stabilized. Could the A’s get banished again?

    Entercom will combine with CBS Radio in a tax-free merger.

    The combined company will have a nationwide footprint of 244 stations, including 23 of the Top 25 Markets and will have to divest itself of stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, San Diego and Sacramento to comply with FCC regulations.

    CBS Radio stations in San Francisco:
    KCBS-AM 740
    KFRC-FM 106.9 (KCBS simulcast)
    KITS-FM 105.3 (“Live 105”)
    KLLC-FM 97.3 (“Radio Alice”)
    KMVQ-FM 99.7 (“99.7 Now!”)
    CBS RADIO also owns and operates KZDG-AM in San Francisco. The station is programmed by Cinemaya Media through a Time Brokerage Agreement and features a Hindi-language format.

    Entercom stations in San Francisco:
    KBLX-FM 102.9
    KGMZ-FM 95.7 (“The Game”)
    KOIT-FM 96.5
    KUFX-FM 98.5
    KRBQ-FM 102.1 (“Q102”)

    Support locally made sausage!
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 4,2017 11:17 am || Up

      it feels so wrong that I haven’t had to reporgram my radio for a while

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 4,2017 3:24 pm || Up

        Surely you already have KALX preset.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 4,2017 3:26 pm || Up

          #1!
          #3 is KFJC
          #6 is KSCU

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 4,2017 3:22 pm

    The doctorK’s shock the bed’s at the Phog!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 5,2017 6:50 pm

    trying to keep from the knowledge is a little boring. can[t open twitter or news sites.

    I wonder how long this will last

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 5,2017 8:53 pm

    friends that i have told are already fucking with me

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Feb 5,2017 10:21 pm || Up

      i lost as the game ended. sorta. tried to go out to a nice dinner. all the nice restaurants were closed. ended up at a korean hotpot place with about 10 big screens in each room. the game itself didn’t catch my eye. but i saw a chyron at some moment when a smiling player was getting interviewed. the sorta part is that until the drive home when i started thinking about logos, i had thought houston won.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 6,2017 10:50 am || Up

        i just died. Made the drive OK, KALX nor KSCU (robo djs) mentioned it, no one at court said anything. Got to work, the sports section was on top of reception table.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Feb 6,2017 11:21 am || Up

          sorry. but now you can return to the world of news!

          oh wait. and now you have to return to the world of news.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.

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