Bite my lips and close my eyes

Holy shit.

It’s real!

Both were models and actors and both are super hot. Both rocked swimsuits and liked to ride horses. Only one of them was ever the President of the United States — so far.

But the question remains, who is hotter, Reagan or Upton?

Check out these photos and decide for yourself in our poll.

I voted “It’s a toss up.”

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152 replies
  1. 1
    ThresherK says:

    Wasn’t the quote at one time “No, it’s Jimmy Stewart for president, Ronald Reagan for best friend!”

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    Hunter Gathers says:

    Of course Conservatives are going to find Reagan hotter. Sure, Ms. Upton may have more physical beauty, but nothing causes a Conservative to go from flaccid to ready to launch faster than some good, old fashioned bigotry. All Chris Christie has to do to get millions of Conservatives to reach for the lotion and tissue paper is to talk about those strapping young bucks and their Cadillac driving queens.

  3. 3
    kbuttle says:

    Thus their long ascent to relevancy continues.

  4. 4
    hartly says:

    I dunno. Hard to compare without a youtube of Reagan doing the cat daddy in a swimsuit.

  5. 5
    Zam says:

    Holy shit this Reagan idolatry needs to stop.

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    Roger Moore says:

    I have a better chance of having sex with Kate Upton, which will serve as a tie breaker. Sorry Republicans.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    This question would seem to be a no-brainer. I mean, there’s no way I’d do RR, even if he were in his 20s and I were that way inclined. But this isn’t really about who has more sex appeal, is it?

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    Neither.

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    hartly says:

    @Roger Moore: Actually you might have a better chance with Reagan, if you can find out where he’s buried.

  10. 10
    Belafon says:

    Whenever someone gets pissed because you keep talking about Republican Reagan worshipping, just show them this.

  11. 11
    Roger Moore says:

    @hartly:
    Isn’t Reagan buried on the grounds of his Presidential Library, or is that only Nixon? In either case, it brings a new meaning to skull fucking.

  12. 12
    hartly says:

    @Zam: I used to think that, but now it’s actually starting to get amusing. Anyway, I think in a generation Reagan worship will die out. The same people who turned on Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Hoover aren’t going to idolize Reagan forever, seeing as how he was Mr. Tax-hike and Compromise with the ruskies and all.

  13. 13
    ronin122 says:

    Oh yeah, forbidden wingnut man-love. I wonder if there exists a subgenre of homoerotic or gay erotic literature specifically targeted to closeted teabaggers.

    Seriously though, do they not realize that their idol worship of St. Ronnie is not only against their supposed religious convictions but also kinda creepy?

  14. 14
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Well, on second thought, let’s not go to Camelot the Daily Caller. It is a silly place.

  15. 15
    Hunter Gathers says:

    @Roger Moore

    : I have a better chance of having sex with Kate Upton, which will serve as a tie breaker. Sorry Republicans.

    You sure about that? I’m pretty sure that a donation in the right dollar amount to either the RNC or any of the other Republican fundraising arms could get you some personal time with his corpse, no questions asked.

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    the Conster says:

    I seriously was surprised to read Upton – I was sure it was gonna be Putin.

  17. 17
    Belafon says:

    @ronin122: Yeah, but the Reagan they worship is sitting at the left hand of Jesus, right between him and God. It’s definitely not the one that existed.

  18. 18
    StringOnAStick says:

    The Daily Irrelevancy. My God, Tucker, you ARE a moron.

  19. 19
    dubo says:

    This is even more hilarious when you remember that Tucker so badly wants Daily Caller to be the “serious, intelligent” online conservative journal

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    KG says:

    @Roger Moore: Nixon is buried (presumably in silver chains with a crucifix on his chest, just in case). Reagan has an above ground tomb thingy, I think.

  21. 21
    Anoniminous says:

    Until Kate Upton plays second billing to a chimpanzee The Gipper is first in my heart!

    (not)

  22. 22
    grape_crush says:

    > I voted “It’s a toss up.”

    More like, “It’s a toss off.”

  23. 23

    Take me away to paradise.

    When masturbation to zombie reagan has lost its fun
    You’re fucking lonely.

  24. 24
    Quaker in a Basement says:

    I’ve heard it said that Reagan had a nice little caboose on him.

  25. 25
    Anoniminous says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    I could have happily lived the rest of my life without THAT particular image running around my brain.

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    srv says:

    @hartly: Reagan was just too liberal for me.

  28. 28

    @Anoniminous: sorry ’bout that. just modifying the song lyrics.

  29. 29
    MattF says:

    @Roger Moore: Now, here I was assuming that RR was entombed in a pyramid. The Great Ron-a-gon, I guess.

    ETA: Pardon me, the Great Ron-a-hedron

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    Chyron HR says:

    The internet assures me that Kate Upton is “fat” and “flabby” so I guess Reagan wins by default.

  31. 31
    raven says:

    @wasabi gasp: Oh cool an OT. Here’s a DRONE video of the boat I went on last week. This was shot the day before I went out.

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    ronin122 says:

    @Belafon: When did it ever matter to a wingnut whether or not their views and admirations were grounded in reality? Sure the fiscal conservative nonsense is a myth but they love him just as much for his running on the southern strategy and hating “them colored folk”, which was absolutely true. Make the right dog whistles and nothing else will matter to a bigoted asshole.

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    Belafon says:

    @ronin122: But, you see, he’s part of the trinity (no one really cared for the holy ghost anyway).

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    piratedan says:

    pretty much depends on how Kate feels about Benghazi… that’s a deal breaker for most of the folks over there unless it can be proven that she’s sleeping with a Conservative member of the C Street Klan, then that would make everything A-OK, Christian conservative values regarding the sanctity of marriage and all that.

  35. 35
    raven says:

    @Belafon: Bell pepper. onion and celery!

  36. 36
    taylormattd says:

    LOL

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    Thoughtcrime says:

    Who is hotter?

    Well, Reagan wins the steaming pile of shit category.

  39. 39
    raven says:

    @Comrade Mary: Um, it was posted upstream.

  40. 40
    El Caganer says:

    So this is the item that “lolwut?” was invented to describe….

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @raven: Repeat as needed for healing. That kind of cat you don’t post just once.

    Client giving me an impossible deadline? “Fuck you. Here’s a heroic cat.”

    SUV decides to pass me within inches? “Fuck you. Here’s a heroic cat.” (May require heroic cat on a stick).

  42. 42
    NonyNony says:

    This is self-parody right? Daily Tucker is making fun of itself now, right?

    RIGHT?

  43. 43
    raven says:

    @Comrade Mary: Got it.

  44. 44
    chopper says:

    @Anoniminous:

    it appears you haven’t seen ‘the other woman’.

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    Thoughtcrime says:

    How long before the Reagan sex doll? Offered in different ages and outfits.

  46. 46
    Hungry Joe says:

    Nature/nurture, yeah, yeah — I know that upbringing and environment are huge influences. But I cannot, in my wildest imagining, come up with a Tucker Carlson that isn’t, as John Stewart put it, “a dick.” Tucker Carlson a pink-diaper baby in a union family? He’d turn out to be a dick. Tucker Carlson born to a single mother in Oregon? A dick. Tucker Carlson born a semi-nomadic Masai on the African savannah? A dick.

    Go ahead — try it yourself: Tucker Carlson born a (blank)?

    See? You come up with “dick” every time.

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    evolved beyond the fist mistermix says:

    Wait while I consult my plethysmograph.

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    japa21 says:

    Well, I always found intellect to be attractive, so I guess I have to go with Upton.

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    That whole premise is deeply disturbing. I don’t find the hetero-homosexual thing worrisome; I know that more or less 58.4% of Republicans are closeted. It’s the necrophilia angle that I find a little creepy. I guess I just don’t get the appeal, though, not being a Republican.

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    raven says:

    @Comrade Mary: Awful lot of angles for a surveillance video.

  52. 52
    geg6 says:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Holy shit, these people are alien life forms, I swear.

  53. 53
    Comrade Mary says:

    @raven: Two cameras on the house, facing front and side. Looked legit to me.

  54. 54
    Alex S. says:

    Who is hotter?

    Also, why Kate Upton? Ah I see, her uncle is a prominent republican.

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    That picture does not make it better.

  56. 56
    Roger Moore says:

    @KG:

    Nixon is buried (presumably in silver chains with a crucifix on his chest, just in case).

    I actually visited Nixon’s grave shortly after he was buried there. It was for a class on “Presidential Mythography”, which meant I wasn’t given an opportunity to piss on it.

  57. 57
    Anton Sirius says:

    Who’s hotter? Given the Reagan is burning in hell and all, he’s the easy winner.

  58. 58

    Who is Kate Upton?

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Upton? The one who recently did the photo shoot in NASA’s “Vomit Comet”?

    Male heterosexuals and others who like a smoking hot woman, have a look at that photo shoot and then see if you can remember anything about Reagan. I’m coming up with nothing save for “zero-G sex is now on my bucket list”, myself.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Hungry Joe: Agreed, but it is fun to imagine Tucker suffering.

    Also, what’s up with Tuckers? Are they all dicks?

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    JGabriel says:

    Jesus H. Christ on pogo stick*, John Rogers and Tyrone are bloody geniuses. There’s that number again:

    Kate Upton, hands down 56.92% (37 votes)

    Ronald Reagan, he’s the man 27.69% (18 votes)

    It’s a toss up 15.38% (10 votes)

    Chalk up another notch for the Crazification Factor.

    (*Why a pogo stick?)

  62. 62
    MattR says:

    @The Moar You Know: “Have sex with Kate Upton” was already on the bucket list. The presence or absence of gravity is but a minor detail.

  63. 63
    Hungry Joe says:

    @SatanicPanic: A Tucker Ashford played for the Padres in the mid-’70s. Infielder, kind of no-field, no-hit. (It was the Padres. It was the mid-’70s.) Can’t remember if he was a dick or not.

  64. 64
    Eric U. says:

    @The Moar You Know: I think I like her better with more gravity. And just about any gravity gives her more gravitas than Reagan

  65. 65
    sparrow says:

    Is this an open thread? Oh well, I’m posting anyway:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Opm9b2WDk

    Huge ass cat saves a kid being bit by a dog. That’s a big kitty. I wonder if it’s an MC?

  66. 66
    scav says:

    @Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): Zombie craze plus Putin Mania mashup? Two memes for the price of one? Add a tweet and a hashtag and it’s #thebeeskneeshepkatdaddy-o! nah, not a clue either. Photoshop some sideboob and grizzly on the icon.

  67. 67
    Cacti says:

    Here’s the real Ali vs. Frazier question for the right wing…

    What makes them harder: Ronald Reagan’s wrinkled face and grecian-formula’d pompadour or Vladimir Putin’s shirtless man ta-tas?

  68. 68
    Gene108 says:

    @hartly:

    Reagan opened the door for the Moral Majority and its spawn that currently infect our politics to have a seat at the political table.

    Even Sen. Goldwater*, who was still in theSenate when Reagan took office, in 1981, thought it was nuts to give fundies poltical power.

    It really does not matter Reagan actually did in office or what he advocated for, such as global nuclear disarmament, because what matters is that the reason the fundies control the Republican Party is because of Reagan. Nothing else matters, because the Reagan worship is a veneer of how to show gratitude to giving your crazy ideas** a chance to infect the mainstream.

    * I believe Goldwater recommended Sandra Day O’Connor for the Supreme Court.

    ** home schooling comes to mind as something that went from WTF? To acceptable because of fundies political pressure.

  69. 69
    gogol's wife says:

    “Green balloons” thread, so: a darling student just came by to drop off her final paper, and also brought me a present — a copy of Atlas Shrugged, her favorite novel (which I said in class I hadn’t read).

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    raven says:

    @sparrow: The cat ain’t that big. We had one down the block called “were-cat”. It would fly off the porch after dogs and they would skeedaddle. It’s all in who gets the jump.

  71. 71
    MattR says:

    @Cacti: Oh God. What terrible images you are putting in my head. Thankfully the Kate Upton photos that The Moar You Know linked to should be an antidote.

  72. 72
    raven says:

    @gogol’s wife: Cool. you have time to drop her grade!

  73. 73
    Belafon says:

    @sparrow: You’re the third one.

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    KG says:

    @Roger Moore: I grew up in Yorba Linda, my high school was just around the corner and we got days off of school when they opened the library and for the funeral. So, as I saw it in high school, Nixon did two good things. Went to the library a couple of times, including for my AP government class. The original Watergate “room” was interesting – specifically designed to get you to not spend time in it.

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    raven says:

    @Belafon: And no one has looked at my drone/fishing video. Fuck a buncha cats.(Even though it’s really cool if it’s legit)

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    Cacti says:

    @gogol’s wife:

    “Green balloons” thread, so: a darling student just came by to drop off her final paper, and also brought me a present — a copy of Atlas Shrugged, her favorite novel (which I said in class I hadn’t read).

    Read it and follow up with something like “I can see why this is the best selling children’s book of all-time”.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Cacti: A pragmatic right winger would have to go with man chee-chee’s Putin. Best of both worlds.

  78. 78
    Klaus Kinky says:

    Reminds me of that J.G. Ballard satirical bit…

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    D58826 says:

    The selection list is incomplete – they forgot Bonzo!

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    Elizabelle says:

    @raven:

    tee hee

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @sparrow: THE HEALING CONTINUES.

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    D58826 says:

    @Gene108: The funny thing is the Reagan that is idolized by the current political right would be unrecognizable to the real Reagan. For example, given how Obama is criticized for talking to Putin, today’s conservatives would have their heads explode if they knew Reagan made nice to Gorbachov(sp?).

  83. 83
    Belafon says:

    @gogol’s wife: I have told my kids about Atlas Shrugged, and while i recommend a lot of books to them, that isn’t one of them. So, my 14 year old asked me the other day “Am I cynical enough to read it now?”

    He’s also my mythology reader, and understands that the difference between a religion and mythology is whether the speaker observes it or not.

  84. 84
    Elizabelle says:

    @Cacti:

    @gogol’s wife:

    Could gogol’s wife anonymously mail John Rogers’ immortal take to this darling, but badly mistaken, student?

    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

    Is for her own damn good.

    Source: Kung Fu Monkey

  85. 85
    Gozer says:

    @JGabriel:

    I’m convinced that within that number lies the secrets of the universe. It appears way too often not to have some kind of significance on a cosmic scale. Maybe some kind of particle that causes human dickbaggery or mental illness or something.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @gogol’s wife:

    Don’t be telling yer students you aren’t keeping up with Bill O’Reilly’s books.

    Killing [Brain Cells]

  87. 87
    Schlemizel says:

    @grape_crush:
    I don’t know, it make me want to toss up!

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    Belafon says:

    @Gozer: Well, it is half of 42. :)

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    hoodie says:

    Upton definitely looks better on a horse, and exhibits superior skill by riding with no hands.

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    joel hanes says:

    @Gene108:

    Reagan opened the door for the Moral Majority

    not to mention Iran-Contra, in which representatives of the US government secretly sold US armaments to known terrorists in an officially-hostile nation (Iran), in order to create an unConstitutional slush fund not appropriated by Congress, so that the Reagan Admin could secretly fund fascist death squads in allegedly sovereign Central American nations in an attempt to overthrow legally-elected governments — said fascist death squads then adopting such hearts-and-minds techniques as raping nuns before murdering them.

    Fuck Reagan. Third worst president ever.

  91. 91
    JGabriel says:

    @KG:

    Reagan has an above ground tomb thingy, I think.

    So he can walk at night and drink the blood of willing minions who desire nothing more than to be penetrated by Reagan’s sacred pe… teeth.

  92. 92
    rikyrah says:

    @Deggans: Jill Abramson suddenly replaced as executive editor at New York Times by Dean Baquet. NYT’s 1st female editor replaced by 1st black editor

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    some guy says:

    Al qaeda expelled from Homs, Christians begin returning to their town. Cacti may have a sad, but the rest of us should rejoice that Syrians have al Qaeda on the run.

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    rikyrah says:

    De Blasio’s Role Among Republicans: Nemesis

    “These folks can still party like it’s 1999,” said Peter Ragone, a senior adviser to Mr. de Blasio. “The 21st century called and asked if they want to join us and help everyday Americans get ahead.”
    By MICHAEL BARBARO and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    MAY 14, 2014

    Jeb Bush, a possible Republican presidential candidate, offered to help run a campaign to oust the new mayor in 2017. Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News titan, said he wanted “to beat him up.”

    And at a black-tie dinner a few nights ago, a billionaire donor to the Republican Party warned that under his stewardship, New York City risked becoming the “New Havana.”

    National Republicans, alarmed by the rising influence of activist liberals in government and eager to paint the Democratic Party as captive to its left wing, seem to have settled on an unlikely new nemesis: Bill de Blasio.

    It is a startling turn for a municipal leader who was virtually unknown, even within New York, just a year ago, but now finds himself on the same conservative dartboard as far better established figures, like Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and the occupant of the Oval Office.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05.....&_r=2

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    some guy says:

    @joel hanes: fascist goons overthrowing elected governments is back in Vogue these days.

  97. 97
    MomSense says:

    I still get upset when I see his face. The bottom line is that he made people feel good about being irresponsible, greedy, and cruel.

  98. 98
    Tommy says:

    I just had to Google Kate Upton. Sorry didn’t know who she was. Wow. I don’t think she is “fat.”

  99. 99

    Fuck me a wildfire started a mile and a half from our house. Wife and kids are out of town so rushing home to get dogs out of there. Thanks Al Gore

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    JPL says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Take care and keep us updated.

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    MomSense says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    Need brain bleach.

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    joel hanes says:

    @some guy:

    and I blame Reagan

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    MomSense says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    OH NO!! Be safe and let us know what happens.

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    Dee Loralei says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Wow be safe. And keep us informed.

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    🌷 Martin says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Be safe. Don’t take chances.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    I hope you are busy saving dogs and other valuables and that you don’t even see this message right now, but do please be safe and let us hear from you when you can.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Yikes, you’re like the third person I’ve heard say that today. This is going to be a rough week for a lot of people, hope things are OK

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    🌷 Martin says:

    The fire authority has been doing the most aggressive and extensive brush removal that I’ve ever seen around me. I think their experts have determined that everything is going to catch on fire this year. Our neighborhood is pretty well protected from fires – but we’re doing another full pass on getting our shit in order.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @🌷 Martin: I was up in the Laguna Mountains this weekend and it was dry, but not as dry as I expected. The rains a couple weeks ago maybe helped. Or I could just be trying to be optimistic, hoping it’s not 2007 again.

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    Commenting at Balloon Juice since 1937 says:

    Has the phrase ‘jumped the shark’ been superceded by ‘polled Raygun’s swimsuit’ ?

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    Elizabelle says:

    @rikyrah:

    I wonder what’s up with that. It was so sudden, and no reason given.

  112. 112
    JPL says:

    @Elizabelle: It seems as though she finally pissed off the wrong or right person depending on your viewpoint.

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    David Hunt says:

    @NonyNony:

    This is self-parody right? Daily Tucker is making fun of itself now, right?

    Yes…but not intentionally.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @raven:

    She is the opposite of a libertarian, always doing things for others. I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s just a true literary passion.

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    jibeaux says:

    Her swimsuits seem to be a size or three too small in that photo shoot.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @Elizabelle:

    I kind of had to admit it, because somebody brought it up in class in connection with Anna Karenina, so I couldn’t pretend I knew what they were talking about.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    I happened to see this in the Grauniad, under the byline of legendary British journo John Pilger. Jonathan Chait reckons that Pilger’s full of it.

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    Our neighbor called and fire is moving away from our house he has our dogs and everyone okay but I’m still going to get the dogs out of there. Dark and smoky and ashy

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @ranchandsyrup:
    Hope you and the puppehs stay safe. Check in with us when you can, so we won’t worry about you too much. You know how we are around here.

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    Hungry Joe says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Let us know if you guys need a place to stay. Dogs might be problematic — we have cats — but we’ll figure something out.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @rikyrah:

    I actually went to Politico to see if they had any “insight.” None was forthcoming, but in the comments I learned that she was another casualty of the thuggish fascist Obama regime and its jackbooted minions.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Fuck me a wildfire started a mile and a half from our house. Wife and kids are out of town so rushing home to get dogs out of there. Thanks Al Gore

    @ranchandsyrup: Lost one employee out of the office today as he got put under evac, had to go get his kids. This is a lot closer to my house than I’d like, but we’ve no pets and I’m not a firefighter, so I’m staying put.

    ETA: this is the driest year I can recall here since 1975. Kind of scary.

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    @Hungry Joe: thanks HJ. You and yr lovely wife are good people. Had quite a few offers like this from friends and acquaintances. it restores my faith in humanity

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    scav says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Good to hear and you’ve got good neighbors. Depending on the upcoming season, might be a good idea to share information on a critical box you and they can grab for each other in similar situations along with the pets.

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    jl says:

    @the Conster:

    ” I was sure it was gonna be Putin ”

    They knew throwing in Putin would make it close and produce angst among the faithful. Maybe Vlad will win on write-ins?

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    Hungry Joe says:

    @ranchandsyrup: That’s all it took to restore your faith in humanity? Damn, you’re easy.

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    Ecks says:

    I voted “It’s a toss up.”

    No, ER.

    TossERS.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    What a great neighbor.

    Hope you and the dogs and family continue to remain safe.

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    Cacti says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    “Obviously Pilger’s attempt to cast land-grabbing, ultranationalist dictator Vladimir Putin as an enemy of fascism is comical.”.

    Indeed, it’s basically our own BIP’s argument.

    If you just overlook the many, obviously fascist characteristics of the Russian Federation, such as:

    -Strongman authoritarian leadership/personality cult
    -Hostility towards/censorship of free speech and press
    -Hyper-nationalism
    -Militarism
    -Elevation of the State over the individual
    -Discrimination/scapegoating of disfavored minority groups
    -Aggressive, expansionist foreign policy against smaller nations

    Putin is fighting the good fight against fascism.

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    catclub says:

    @JGabriel: I worry about the people who say it is a toss-up.

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    🌷 Martin says:

    @SatanicPanic: Well, most of my neighbors, like us, have cut way back on watering so the residential lots are a bit brown. The city has cut back, and are now trimming trees aggressively so that the lack of water doesn’t cause them to break. It’s 96 here with 8% humidity and this is supposed to continue for 2 more days. This weekend will be better, but it’s not like its going to rain. If this continues to any extent this summer, everything will be flammable.

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    @Hungry Joe: lol. Or humanity has been especially awful lately and lowered the bar.

    Stuck on traffic. Grrrrr

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    Spike says:

    I don’t have any direct evidence to support this, but I’d guess that Ms. Upton’s temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, while Mr. Reagan’s is almost certainly much lower than this. Based on this, it seems quite clear which is hotter.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Cacti:
    I know. For a minute there, I too wondered if John Pilger had moved to Portland.

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    I guess the 12th commandment for Republicans is that it’s not gay if you’re with Ronald Reagan.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Spike:

    Oh, I hear it gets pretty damn hot down where Reagan is.

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    Calouste says:

    @Cacti:

    “Fighting against Fascism” brings back memories in Russia to the Great Patriotic War (known to you and me as WII). It’s a sacred phrase that now means the opposite of what it originally meant, but because of its history no one can criticize it. It’s the same with the phrase “Freedom” in the U.S., now almost exclusively used by extreme right-wing fascist wannabees. Orwell would be accused of plagiarism had he lived now.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Amir Khalid: In addition to Snyder’s counterpoint, mentioned by Chait, Anne Applebaum has an excellent piece dissecting the various claims about nationalists that we’ve heard here over the last few months. Both authors are people who really know their stuff about 20th century eastern Europe.

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    scav says:

    Oh dear, this paper’s likely to get misapplied all over. Published in Nature, Main link is to the Guard, here’s a lifted link to abstract.
    Water depletion in California ‘may be increasing chance of earthquakes’
    Groundwater loss from demand for farming in the Central Valley is putting pressure on San Andreas fault, Nature paper says

    abstract looks intriguing: seasonality in microseismicity, groundwater depletion, flexural uplift of the Coast Ranges (!) — geology’s got all sorts of things going on here apparently.
    ABSTRACT

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    Trollhattan says:

    @Tommy:
    Now Google “Kate Upton weightless” [trust me]

    Was Ronald Reagan ever weightless? I think NOT.

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    Trollhattan says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    Glad to hear crisis averted for now. Nearly a hundred today here, with more to come. Waaaaaay early for such heat but such is the year we’re having. There is some suspicion the RRR (ridiculously resilient ridge) may be reforming. Scheiss!

    http://www.weatherwest.com/archives/1474

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    Cacti says:

    @Calouste:

    “Fighting against Fascism” brings back memories in Russia to the Great Patriotic War (known to you and me as WII).

    It also omits the inconvenient part of Russian history where they actively collaborated with Nazi Germany prior to 1941.

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    Cacti says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    In addition to Snyder’s counterpoint, mentioned by Chait, Anne Applebaum has an excellent piece dissecting the various claims about nationalists that we’ve heard here over the last few months. Both authors are people who really know their stuff about 20th century eastern Europe.

    The most recent polling for the May 25 presidential election puts Svoboda’s candidate between 1.5-1.9% of popular support.

    So much for that “it’s a fascist coup” theory.

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    cckids says:

    @joel hanes:

    not to mention Iran-Contra, in which representatives of the US government secretly sold US armaments to known terrorists in an officially-hostile nation (Iran), in order to create an unConstitutional slush fund not appropriated by Congress, so that the Reagan Admin could secretly fund fascist death squads in allegedly sovereign Central American nations in an attempt to overthrow legally-elected governments — said fascist death squads then adopting such hearts-and-minds techniques as raping nuns before murdering them.

    This. I’m currently reading Walsh’s “Firewall”, and have to keep stopping because it is just so infuriating. And the people who revere Reagan are going nuts about Benghazi. Jesus.

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    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    @hartly: Or perhaps two wetsuits…

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Ronald Reagan: Dogshit

    Everyone at the Daily Caller: Also dogshit, particularly Fucker “I’m not gay but homosexuals in the DC Amtrak Station keep trying to suck my cock” Carlson.

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    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    I voted “It’s a toss up.”

    Well… it’s sure making me toss…

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    Another Holocene Human says:

    @grape_crush:

    > I voted “It’s a toss up.”

    More like, “It’s a toss off.”

    Toss the cookies

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    Another Holocene Human says:

    @rikyrah: The De Blasio campaign gave people hope. Can’t have that. Obliterate with extreme prejudice.

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    Fort Geek says:

    @ronin122: Remember Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it.

    That in mind: Political erotic slashfiction: From Russia With Lust (Reagan/Gorbachev)

    You’re welcome…brain bleach dispensers for rent, $9.99, line starts to your left :)

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