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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:23 pm 
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As one does...

Not sure if I should laugh or cry.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:35 am 
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This is beyond WTF and into flat out scary, but I'll still post it here.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:32 am 
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I believe Cohen said something to the effect that Trump would never accept a peaceful transition of power. This would not surprise me. He's been trying to prime his followers for a violent rebellion should he not win the next election.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:22 pm 
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The mother of a black school cafeteria worker murdered by a police officer who got away with it has donated $8000 to help pay the school lunch debts of students in this year's graduating class. Try to wrap your head around how many kinds of wrong that is.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:02 pm 
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They've been doing the 'jelly sandwich' thing here for a long time (not that it makes it right). Just so many kinds of wrong going on generated by greed/hate. Good for them for taking the high road.

When I was in grade school (I think 5th / 6th grade) I would leave class and work in the cafeteria for a 'hot' school lunch. So many kids wanted/qualified for the ' work option' one could only do it half a year. The rest of the year I took a peanut butter sandwich & a carrot.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:46 am 
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Cruz warns 'Space Force' needed to prevent space pirates

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"Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we too must now recognize the necessity of a Space Force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration," Cruz said.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 am 
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But wait, there's more. Here's actual Ted Cruz complaining to the confounder of Twitter that mean liberals are making fun of him.

Ted Cruz wrote:
Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://t.co/dwkM5ndXj3


Someone in the responses pointed out that agents of NATIONS are privateers, not pirates. That's the kind of pedantry that occasionally makes Twitter worthwhile.

Also, the Moment he linked to does include his tweet about NATIONS, and "making fun" is 80% quoting Cruz verbatim.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Cruz warns 'Space Force' needed to prevent space pirates

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"Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we too must now recognize the necessity of a Space Force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration," Cruz said.


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Soooo.....he didn't realize that Guardians of the Galaxy was a work of fiction?

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:49 pm 
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I spent an hour or so last night space pirating in Privateer (awesome 1993 computer game). The space force militia indeed fired several volleys of missiles my way, but I'm afraid they failed to dissuade me from my thieving ways. Sorry, Ted.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:48 pm 
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Reuters. Still not The Onion.
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As tensions between Iran and the United States increase in the Middle East, the Pentagon briefing room is being used to host Gene Simmons of Kiss

https://twitter.com/idreesali114/status ... 4135614466

Do I even want to know more?

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:15 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
But wait, there's more. Here's actual Ted Cruz complaining to the confounder of Twitter that mean liberals are making fun of him.

Ted Cruz wrote:
Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://t.co/dwkM5ndXj3


Someone in the responses pointed out that agents of NATIONS are privateers, not pirates. That's the kind of pedantry that occasionally makes Twitter worthwhile.

Also, the Moment he linked to does include his tweet about NATIONS, and "making fun" is 80% quoting Cruz verbatim.

Cruz is playing into a right-wing trope that social media companies are censoring them and the government should step in and regulate the terms of service of these private platforms. They seem to have forgotten that the First Amendment doesn't mean you are entitled to either a platform or an appreciative audience. Relevant xkcd.

To be fair, the big social media companies are BIG. It would probably do the market some favors to go anti-trust on them and break them up. But there is a certain irony conservatives demanding regulation of private businesses. And, of course, one must wonder why Cruz is playing the victim rather than try to defend his space pirate fantasy.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 pm 
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I find the course our country and its 'leaders' have taken to be so distressing, I've withdrawn from most social media.

I am reminded of a quote from Picasso when people criticized Guernica for being 'ugly'. The people wanted 'pretty' art and he responded, "The world today does not make sense so why should I paint pictures that do?" It was also the reason behind other art movements, like Dada and surrealism in response to WWI.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:07 am 
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I'll put this here, though it isn't so much a WTF as a "well, of course."

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels



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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:31 am 
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At this point, the boundary between WTF and 'but of course' is highly porous. :nono:

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:35 pm 
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My husband has this weary way of saying "but of course" in his language that perfectly captures the feeling. I imagine it came from practice.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:57 pm 
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Achomlishments

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Right up there with covfefe and smocking guns.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:43 pm 
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Trump energy officials label natural gas 'freedom gas'

And "molecules of U.S. freedom."

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 3:29 am 
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Pour me a double. Neat.

Either that or give me more of whatever that was at the cookout we went to on Monday. I'll give you freedom gas. More than you can handle.

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I... I'm not sure whether this is an awesome gift or a gawdawful gift...

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