General Discussion, Thursday, May 25, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Answering an important question:

    Bill Warner: The Problem of Islamic Reform

    https://counterjihadreport.com/2017/05/24/bill-warner-moment-the-problem-of-islamic-reform/#comment-60274

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      I like the short answer, NO! And I agree withe the short answer……

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        “History Lesson”

        False Prophet:
        Prophet Mohammed’s confession:
        “I have fabricated things against God and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken.”Β 
        — Al-Tabari, The History of Al-Tabari, vol. vi, p. 111Β 

        ‘Then Gabriel came to the apostle and said , “What have you done, Muhammad? You have read to these people something I did not bring you from God and you have said what He did not say to you.”‘Β 
        — Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah, p. 166

        That’s All I need to know…..Questions????

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    • lovely says:

      It is more likely the devil himself will reform.

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  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Impeach!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Reel lawnmowers were THE best mowers for a quality cut but Feds killed the walk-behinds as idiots misused them. Debating getting a pull-behind reel for my ATV or a zero turn.

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        I am an antique freak. I have a reel mower, hand seeder, harness oiler and walk behind cultivator in my front yard. I have crosscut saws and mule collars hanging in my shop. I have an oil filter wrench made out of barb wire and an old Maytag wringer washer that still works. I think I was born in the wrong generation. 30 years ago I was still churning my own butter and growing my own veggies. My husband passed away 20 years ago and I kind of got away from the “old ways”. Time for me to get back to my roots.

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        • lovely says:

          My daughter has an old push mower, she loves it πŸ™‚ .

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Czarina and I are both antique freaks, that’s why we stay together…..wait for it…

          I use crosscut saws, one and two-man (they were built pre-PC). I got them when the Army Engineers went from saws to chainsaws, they were put into the trash and that was that so we went dumpster diving. We also got the sharpening and setting kits. That was over 40 years ago and they still work fine.

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    • lovely says:

      I just got my mower back fro the shop. That is really about how happy I looked mowing my lawn a couple of days ago πŸ™‚

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  3. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Stella, great picture of F35s. Had been reading a lot of articles lately, as most aviators are saying; “can it dogfight”?

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Wonder if Monica was drinking when she wrote this or did it on a dare? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/opinion/monica-lewinsky-roger-ailess-dream-was-my-nightmare.html?_r=0

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  5. patternpuzzler says:

    Hi all! Busy day today so I’m dropping this in a bit earlier than I really like to. Enjoy the video – the delivery of Lennon’s Rolls was in 1967, the year I graduated from high school. It never made an impression on me then, as it was all about playing frisbee in the park in our tie-dyed garb and the Vietnam War back in those days. I’m glad we have the internet now – it is one impressively dressed up luxury car.

    Hope you find something here of interest! May 25th:

    1787 Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding
    1844 First telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
    1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ [ see https://infogalactic.com/info/Habeas_corpus_in_the_United_States

    1878 Gilbert & Sullivan’s opera “HMS Pinafore” premieres in London
    1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
    1922 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
    1927 Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
    1932 Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, first appears in ‘Mickey’s Revue’ by Walt Disney
    1936 The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
    1937 First airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY
    1940 Golden Gate International Exposition reopens
    1943 Agnes Moorehead appears in “Sorry, Wrong Number” on the radio program “Suspense”, her most successful appearance

    1945 Arthur C. Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit
    1953 First atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
    1953 First non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
    1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla
    1959 US Supreme Court rules Louisiana law prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
    1961 JFK announces US goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
    1962 Isley Brothers release “Twist & Shout”
    1962 US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
    1964 US Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation is unconstitutional
    1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch
    1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce*
    1968 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
    1968 “The Unicorn” by The Irish Rovers hits #7 [Thought about using this for a video selection, but I can’t get past the Skittle-Pooping-Unicorn meme, lol. One more thing the leftists have ruined!]

    1973 US launches first Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
    1977 “Brady Bunch Hour” last airs on ABC-TV
    1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
    1979 “Alien”, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver is released
    1983 First US National Missing Children’s Day is proclaimed
    1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
    1986 Hands Across America – 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
    1989 Eastern Airlines graduates its first class of non-union pilots
    1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of “Tonight Show”
    1994 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci not nominated
    1999 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People’s Republic of China’s nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

    2009 North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.

    2012 A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station

    * Bonus video: John Lennon takes delivery of his Rolls, 1967:

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

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    • lovely says:

      1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce

      Wait what!? Isn’t this the chap whose mantra was “Imagine no possessions ….Imagine all the people sharing all the world

      Maybe he used the personalized Rolls Royce to transport the homeless around or some other noble deed.

      Who am I to judge πŸ™„?

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        My first thought, too, Lovely.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Just another hypocrite. I always thought he was.

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        • lovely says:

          John Lennon was as big a fraud as an altruistic lad as Obama is at loving America.

          Yoko Ono is another wretched person. A mean spirited gargoyle.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          When I found out:—-

          …he said his “Imagine” was the Communist Manifesto, sugar coated for American ears, and when he made “Come Together”, the epitome of the Communist Goal from 1963 that said “Replace all Western art with intentional meaninglessness”, and when he intentionally referenced “Mother Mary” in “Let it Be”, (Paul sang it…) just to put a foot in the door… I actually began to hate the man.

          ..my hatred for the man was only slightly mitigated by his “Revolution no. 9.” where he kinda-sorta renounced himself.

          I only wonder if some NYC residents actually said “Ah, let it be. There will be an answer.
          Not my problem.” when they passed his bleeding corpse after he was shot.

          Postmodernism. I was blinded by the light. As it were. And LSD.

          Then I got back into Christ, and into the works of Francis A. Schaeffer, and was red-pilled, and taught just what exactly it was that they did to our society.

          Aus, it wasn’t mere idiotic hypocrisy for the Beatles, it was Industry Standard Strategy.

          Sounds sick. It was. It is.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Thanks for the info. Back then I never thought about what the words meant. They just sounded pretty. But, I still wasn’t a fan.

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  6. stella says:

    What the CBO’s β€œUninsured” Score Really Means

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/what-the-cbos-uninsured-score-really-means/

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    • lovely says:

      When have facts ever gotten in the way of liberal histrionics?

      SMH

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I want to compare the number of people they say will lose insurance with the new plan to the number of people who have insurance but can’t use it because the monthly pmts and deductible are too high. I have not seen the figures on the number of people who have those really high pmts and deductibles.

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    • stella says:

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      • I wonder how many of those who selected and enrolled did so because it was that or get nailed by the fine.

        As an aside here, does anyone have suggestions for what to say to someone who is claiming that their child would have died without Obamacare because they were getting denied treatment for a pre-existing condition? I don’t think this person is lying but the story sounds a little far-fetched. I’m not sure what to make of it. (This person was very upset when O-care went away.)

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        • stella says:

          Ask for details.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’d suggest saying nothing as they are quite sure they are right and get to use the
          controvery as a bit of a personal attention device.
          I know a number of people who were denied coverage for existing conditions, or required to pay sky-high premiums. We met them as they wentbto work for the Feds who, under FEHB, had eliminated the refual of coverage or higher premiums for preexisting. Yes, it’s very possible that their family member(s) might have died due to their inability to pay for the treatment out-of-pocket but I can’t see our having to pay for it. There should be a special risk pool just as there is for auto insurance, I appreciate your position and problems but I have enough of a time taking care of the needs of my family without having to assume the burdon if yours.

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  7. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  9. Menagerie says:

    Best thing you’ll see all day.

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  10. Wooly Phlox says:

    Wonderful takedown of Yale University’s president.

    By Heather MacDonald, h/t AoSHQ’s sidebar > PowerLineBlog > City Journal.

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/true-purpose-university-15134.html

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      Heather MacDonald does a great job elucidating the hypocrisy that is higher education. I don’t see that she missed a beat. It is, indeed, a takedown, but the breadth of this article calls out all the issues that support the irrational worldview of the supposedly “intelligent” but factually ignorant actors in academia.

      Well worth reading. Thanks. Had me saying yes, yes, yes…

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    Watching Dr Oz (judt happened to be on) and he has a chef making Mexican street corn. OK, not real Mexican street corn, it’s sanitary-made.
    Reminds me of when I took my grandson to a on’s wedding in Antigua, Guatemala. We were in the town square (expecting Eli Wallach to ride in any second) and he saw a vendor msking grilled corn on a portable grill. We went over and he was fascinated, he wanted a piece.
    The Greater Antigua Chamber of Commerce apparently tried to make the place a bit less authentic and made the vendors put diapers on the donkeys they used for hailing their gear. Well our corn vendor notices that his donkey just made a huge pile of compost and a bunch missed the diaper. Without misding a beat he goes from flipping the corn with his bare hands to picking up the poop and stuffing it into the diaper and back to flipping the corn without even wiping his hands.
    My GS just turns to me and says that he’s not all that hungry any more. I just told him “welcome to the underdeveloped world, son”.

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  13. stella says:

    How things got weird as Montana’s special election entered its final hours

    http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/multimedia/interactive/how-things-got-weird-as-montana-s-special-election-entered/html_4774cc17-8e31-52e9-b7d0-c4ebb1559bdc.html

    This is about the Republican House candidate who reportedly assaulted a reporter.

    The best thing about it is the comments. You can tell these folks live in Big Sky Country. Examples:

    D whether or not your observation is true I can personally assure you the American and Western cultural media vermin declared war on Christendom and America’s God given founding documents when I was a lad growing up in the Northwest. THAT was a long, long time ago. I know lots about Montana and have numerous friends in many cities and towns in Big Sky Country. I’ll also buy you a steak dinner of your choosing at Ruth’s Chris if the liberal wack job seeing the the CD seat is elected. I’ll further guarantee the only weenie-wagger pajama boy millenials who think millenial Guardian dirt bag is a sympathetic figure are Democrats, whores, pimps, piano players, footpads and second Storey men all constituents of the Godless Democrat Party.

    I’m starting a go fund me for Ben. Everybody chip in and help this poor guy out. The money raised will be used to purchase Ben a new pair of glasses, a gym membership, and a new pair of underwear. Let’s right this wrong.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      The next game in the series. The antagonists are who you see here. And it takes place in Montana. Take a gander at the imagery here, and imagine thousands of commenters at video game sites such as Gamespot, Polygon, Destructoid, and Rock Paper Shotgun expressing their ecstatic joy at the prospect of killing white Christians.

      Only IGN has allowed a serious discussion on this without mass bannings from their forums.

      Approaching 500 comments. The rest of the sites I mentioned, combined, have maybe 20-30 each. All those are almost or fully SJW-converged, naturally.

      And the thread is a wonder to read. I didn’t think there still existed a gaming site where contrary opinion was allowed. Never mind dialectic.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        When I purchased, or when I expressed the desire to purchase, any upcoming Grand Theft Auto game, I never said, “FINALLY I GET TO KILL SOME BLACK PEOPLE!”

        If the Left didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all.

        I hope this blows up in UBISoft’s face.

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    • Menagerie says:

      My favorite: “From now on I will only vote for candidates that body slam journalists…”

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  14. stella says:

    Montana is a lot more exciting that I ever imagined!

    Montana Democrat Rob Quist Is Regular Performer at Nudist Resort
    Quist promises to bring ‘values of rural Montana’ to Washington, D.C.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/montana-democrat-rob-quist-regular-performer-nudist-resort/

    It’s a “family nudist experience”, so I guess it’s okay.

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  15. Wooly Phlox says:

    I swear, I think me ending up in spam is a mathematical function of how long it took me to write the comment.

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