Yuki’s New Blanket

This is the sweetest dog ever. Reminds me, I need to get the adoption info for you all.

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102 replies
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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    We all know you are keeping Yuki.

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    satby says:

    John, John, John… you’re more effusive on Twitter.
    And Yuri is adorable.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Yeah, somehow John keeps “forgetting” to post the adoption info …

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    rikyrah says:

    Awe….
    Too cute for words 😍😍😍

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @raven: Thanks. I was beginning to wonder if she was Spider-Dog.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Give it up, John. Yuki is spending the rest of her days with you in Bethany, West By God You Better Fuckin Smile When You Say Virginia. You know it, I know it, the American People know it.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    …if she was Spider-Dog.

    Spider dog? Hell, I was concerned our blog master had nailed an end table to the wall.

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    satby says:

    @raven: oh thank you! And look at Thurston and maybe a glimpse of Rosie’s leg at the right. Cute little family.
    Edit: and Yuki’s tale is wagging at John taking the picture.

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    raven says:

    I was worried it was going to cause hurt necks like Phillip in the last (boo-boo) episode of The Crown!

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    debbie says:

    @satby:

    That’s all Rosie.

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    Quinerly says:

    💜

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    daize says:

    @raven: vibra-tail!

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    WaterGirl says:

    If Cole doesn’t keep Yuki it’s going to break my heart. She’s adorable, and she and Cole and Lily work. LOVE

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    WaterGirl says:

    This is the sweetest dog ever.

    Not sweeter than Lily? Maybe a tie?

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    Elizabelle says:

    John’s adopting out Yuki Cole? I don’t think so.

    If you don’t keep Yuki, couldn’t you find someone among family or friends, so Lily can still have play dates and you can pet sit?

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    MomSense says:

    Yuki Cole is the sweetest.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: Thanks for the rotate. I was sorry to hear your team didn’t win! Hope you are on the mend. When you can’t sleep, it’s the worst.

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    Sab says:

    @WaterGirl: He already has three dogs and a fierce cat.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: We’ll see. This throat-chest thing is weird. I get this high pitch sound when I exhale and, last night on the couch, I thought someone had left their cellphone under the cushion!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Yuki looks adorable, she’s affectionate, she fits in with the pack chez Cole. I’m with all the jackals: she’s found her forever home. Getting her a blanket pretty much seals the deal.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl:

    This loss, this brutal sadistic monster of a loss, snatched away from Georgia once, twice, three times, fates tugging the string again and again, is just about as difficult a way to lose a football game as you can possibly lose it. And that’s probably fitting, too. This season has been the Dream Season for Georgia in every imaginable way, from the meticulous, relentless crushing of its traditional rivals to the revenge on Auburn in the SEC championship game to the once-in-a-lifetime trips to South Bend and Pasadena to a College Football Playoff semifinal that is still ringing your ears. This season couldn’t end with a whimper, with a ritualistic slow Alabama suffocation. It had to explode. There was no other way. It had to end like this. It had to break your heart

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    eemom says:

    I’m not going to tell Cole to keep the doggie or not; that’s up to him. What heartens me is that one way or another, this particular beautiful doggie will surely find a 100% guaranteed loving home before Cole lets her out of his sight.

    And what breaks my heart is the millions and millions of doggies who are not that lucky.

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    Stan says:

    She’s a real sweetie but this is just more proof that John will never learn how to use a camera. :)

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Elizabelle: @MomSense: I know! I can’t believe we don’t get a vote on this.

    I say this as someone who visited a cocker spaniel puppy at the mall for 4 weeks. I had lost my cocker and was heart-broken and I cried the first time i saw him. He was such a sweet pup, I brought him toys and I would try to talk people into taking him home. I knew the fellow who cleaned the cages etc for this place at the mall, and he told me they were about to ship the pup around the region – one week at each store – and if he didn’t get placed they were going to put him down.

    I HATE mall pet stores and I didn’t want them to make a profit, so I told the store that I would take him that day if I could get him at half price. They said okay, and when I told one of my vet friends at the vet school (I worked there) that I had brought him home, he said FINALLY! i can’t believe it took you so long; I knew from the very first day.

    Four fucking weeks i went to visit that dog – I wish someone had just told me on day one. I feel bad that he spent 4 months of puppyhood stuck in a cage.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Stan: Stop that! The photo is adorable!

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: Oh, yes, the high-pitched squeaking/wheezing! If you hadn’t gone to the doctor, that would have me telling you to go. You’re on drugs, all will be well soon-ish.

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    Aleta says:

    @raven: If you have one, the warmth of a hot water bottle on the chest helps congestion move out. It can also relax your chest muscles and aching and help sleep.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: sniff-sniff.

    I heard there were multiple bad calls that went the wrong way. You guys had a great run. Bittersweet to get that far and lose.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @raven: Was this about last night’s football game or the Confederate loss in the Civil War. It’s hard to tell.//

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    satby says:

    @raven: that high pitched sound is wheezing, and if it keeps up go to the doctor (or call them) because it could become bronchitis or pneumonia.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @satby: He went to the doctor yesterday and got antibiotics, etc.

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    Aleta says:

    The thing about multiple dogs is, depending on the dog, a quorum can be reached and a cat may feel threatened or cornered. A cat under stress can get sick or start peeing everywhere.

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    WaterGirl says:

    wrong thread.

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    frosty says:

    @raven: Aw man, I’m sorry it ended. A great run, and a great Rose Bowl, too.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Aleta: I’ve got a million bucks that says we would be hearing about it if one of the furry family was under distress.

    edit: Okay, I don’t have a million bucks, but if I did, I would be willing to bet it. :-)

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    SWMBO says:

    @Aleta: Yuri has been there for weeks and as far as we know, Steve hasn’t lost his shit over another dog. The only thing that seems to upset Steve is when John doesn’t feed him second breakfast, elevenses, tea, and second supper.

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    satby says:

    @WaterGirl: That’s good, but if he’s still wheezing they might not be the right antibiotics for the strain of bacteria. If you’re not getting better after about 48 hours Raven, go back. This Aussie flu has caused severe complications in a lot of people, and it’s all over the west coast.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @SWMBO:

    The only thing that seems to upset Steve is when John doesn’t feed him second breakfast, elevenses, tea, and second supper.

    And rightly so! I’m a fan of those things, myself.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Sab:

    He already has three dogs and a fierce cat.

    Yes, and your point?

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    WaterGirl says:

    @satby: I hadn’t heard of the Aussie flu, but that’s good advice.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Aleta:
    Oh yes, we haven’t heard yet how Steve feels about Yuki. But if he can boss Cole around I don’t think he has anything to fear from her.

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    Ken says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Needs tropical fish and possibly a cockatoo for ecological balance.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Aleta:

    🎶🎵
    John Brown’s baby had a cold upon the chest,
    John Brown’s baby had a cold upon the chest,
    John Brown’s baby had a cold upon the chest,
    So they rubbed it with camphorated oil.
    🎵🎶

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    SWMBO says:

    @Amir Khalid: I can’t believe that John would give away Lily’s BFF. He kept Rosie and Thurston and they aren’t exactly congenial to Lily’s taste but Yuri is her BFF. They cuddle and share lap time with John. I’m not seeing him giving her away and then facing Lily’s disappointment and sighs over losing her friend and keeping the other two. I’m guessing that John just hasn’t thought through how Lily is going to feel until it’s too late. Having John dognap Yuri so Lily quits sighing and looking for her is a possibility we should consider.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Ken:

    This is John Cole we’re talking about. I have no doubt he can and will adopt an entire aviary of psittacines, a menagerie of domesticated rodents, and an aquarium full of tropical fish.

    Also too, canines, felines, and JACKALS.

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    I@SWMBO: John needs Yuki and then two kittens to complete the picture.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:
    He’s already got a (virtual) pack of jackals. But given the presence of a small-species feline in the existing menagerie, it would seem … unwise, shall we say, to bring in domesticated rodents.

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    Don’t tell Cole, but I went in and fixed the rotation…

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    Another Scott says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Thank you!

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @TaMara (HFG):
    God bless you. My neck was starting to hurt …

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    @Amir Khalid: I’m sure Steve wouldn’t mind.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    I dunno. A gerbil and a couple of New Hampsters in a cage doesn’t seem too onerous.

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    Tinare says:

    She is totally adorable.

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    @SiubhanDuinne: As I said, I’m sure Steve wouldn’t mind. He’s a hungry feline.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @schrodingers_cat:

    He may never admit it, but I think that already happened a long time ago.

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    danielx says:

    @raven:

    Preface this by saying if you drink: mix of warm lemonade and (cheap) scotch makes an excellent toddy and warmer, and does sinuses good as well. I know it sounds disgusting, but such is not the case. All kinds of variations with lemon juice and honey and such, but works like a charm.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    That’s a cute doggy. Good girl!!

    **pets doggy’s head**

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    trollhattan says:

    Speaking of dogs, Does Donald Trump know what a dog is? An investigation.

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    SFBayAreaGal says:

    What kind of dog is Yuki?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:
    Steve would mind a lot, once Cole was all out of the new food treats.

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    Lyrebird says:

    @Sab: Should I ask, begging pardon if I totally missed an update – did your emergency medical intervention (ETA: for your ailing pup) work out okay?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @SFBayAreaGal:
    Various, if I recall correctly.

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    encephalopath says:

    That is a funny puppy.

    I like ’em funny.

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    Adria McDowell says:

    @Another Scott: Advisories out for PR and USVI (along with Jamaica, Cuba, etc). That’s the last thing those places need. Hopefully nothing comes of it.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @trollhattan:

    Excellent. And well sourced.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): BREAKING: Judge grants pretrial injunction which bars Trump administration from rescinding Obama-era DACA immigration program – ruling

    Interesting. I wonder how this will play out.

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    MoxieM says:

    She sure is a cute little puppy girl.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: Sorry about the crankiness on Sunday night. The number of GG hate watchers got my goat and you were an unwarranted victim.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: He was slapped down by the SCOTUS on this earlier (on procedural grounds), but he seems to be trying his best to throw roadblocks up in Donnie and Jeffie’s way (from December 20) – WARNING Autoplay video:

    Alsup is considering five lawsuits seeking to block President Donald Trump from rescinding DACA, which has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. He also is considering a government request to dismiss the suits.

    He did not immediately issue a ruling Wednesday.

    People took out loans, enrolled in school and even made decisions about whether to get married and start families on the basis of DACA and now face “horrific” consequences from the loss of the program, said Jeffrey Davidson, an attorney for the governing board of the University of California school system, which sued.

    “The government considered none of this at all when they decided to rescind DACA,” he said.

    Alsup questioned whether the administration had conducted a thorough review before ending the program.

    Brad Rosenberg, a Justice Department attorney, said the administration considered the effects of ending DACA and decided to phase it out over time instead of cutting it immediately.

    DACA recipients will be allowed to stay in the U.S. for the remainder of their two-year authorizations. Any recipient whose status was due to expire within six months also got a month to apply for another two-year term.

    Rosenberg said DACA was always a temporary measure and never extended any guarantees about its benefits.

    “Perhaps it is worthwhile for Congress to consider the benefits of providing some form of relief to these individuals,” he said.

    The Justice Department said in court documents that DACA was facing the possibility of an abrupt end by court order, but Alsup was critical of that argument.

    The program includes hundreds of thousands of college-age students commonly referred to as “dreamers,” based on never-passed proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act that would have provided similar protections for young immigrants.

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September that DACA would be phased out, saying Obama had exceeded his authority when he implemented it in 2012.

    The move sparked a flurry of lawsuits in different federal courts across the country, including one in New York filed by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

    Alsup is considering five different lawsuits, including one brought by California and three other states and another by the governing board of the University of California school system.

    “Today we continued our work in court to make sure Dreamers can continue to contribute to America,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement after the hearing. “We will fight for them with every tool we have.”

    Alsup had ordered the Trump administration to turn over all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end DACA, but the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday tossed out his ruling.

    The justices said the lower court must consider other issues before tackling whether officials must release the documents. The high court said its move wasn’t an indication of its views on the merits of either side.

    It sounds like he made a good ruling today. Here’s hoping it’s upheld.

    But Congress needs to act and take the issue away from Donnie and Jeffie.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    danielx says:

    And some bad news, though it may produce chuckles at some point.

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Run for Senate

    It’s Arizona, the sonofabitch might win.

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    @danielx: Roy Moore.

    Clinton lost by under 4 points in Arizona.

    The same year in which he was voted out.

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    Another Scott says:

    @danielx – I wouldn’t assume Arpaio has an easy path. Remember he was voted out of office as Sheriff.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    SWMBO says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): He also has Trump-stank on him. Just like Luther Strange and Roy Moore. Anything can happen.

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    ruemara says:

    There’s been a stay on DACA by, of course, a California judge.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I was like “Whut?,” but no problem. Thanks for clarifying.

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    CONGRATULATIONS! says:

    John, you’re not fooling anyone: you’re keeping the dog. And should.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): And to be ageist: he’s 85 years old.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD):

    It’s going to be a fundraising grift.

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    ruemara says:

    Darn it, scooped.

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    frosty says:

    @SWMBO:

    Trump-stank

    I’m stealing this . Everything he touches turns to shit. Bannon’s “career” just hit the dumpster. Here’s to many more!! (hoists one)

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    danielx says:

    All true about Arpaio, granted. Even if he won, the Senate may have some arcane rule about refusing to seat a convicted felon. Not that he could be much worse than some of the other human-shaped piles of waste currently seated in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.

    One can only hope (piously) that something interferes with Arpaio’s Progress. Although some would argue that an 85 year old wingnut racist would fit right into the Republican caucus. Not me, you understand, but some people.

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    Yarrow says:

    John, that dog is home. Lily loves her. You can’t send her away and upset Lily. And you got her a lambie blanket. She has to stay with her bestest friend Lily and her new lambie blanket!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @danielx:
    When der Scheißgibbon pardoned Arpaio, Arpaio tried to get his conviction voided, didn’t he? His laughable argument was that the pardon meant he didn’t do anything wrong in the first place. I’m sure that’s what he will claim during his campaign.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Amir Khalid: Won’t he have to get through a primary? I find it hard to believe he will win the statewide primary. He’s over 80, a convicted (pardoned) felon, and lost his last election. I know Arizona is full of wingnuts, but even for them all of that adds up to a bad candidate.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Yarrow: I’ve seen people say it will be good for McSally, since the wing nut vote will be split between Kelli Ward and Arpaio, but maybe for the general all the wound up wingers will be disappointed with McSally and stay home.

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    GregB says:

    Puppet Show and Steve Bannon Lecture on the Lido Deck.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Yarrow:

    Not to mention some even more odious GOP specimen will rise from the desert sands in the primary.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    BREAKING: Reports of a Mag 7.8 quake in Caribbean, tsunami warnings for Puerto Rico. Holy fuck if true. Those poor people. Jesus.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I’m seeing the same thing. I guess we’ll just have to see how things play out. With all the Trump Russia news breaking on an almost daily basis, who knows where we’ll be by the time November rolls around.

    @GregB: That made me laugh. I have a feeling you’re right. It’s the kind of place washed up political operatives end up–on “conservative cruises” where rubes pay to hear them talk.

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    Yarrow says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Last I saw it was a tsunami advisory, which is a step less serious than a warning. Has it been upgraded?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Revised reports say quake downgraded to 7.6 and tsunami warnings lifted, so perhaps not as dire as original reports suggested. Still, it is a reminder of how vulnerable the area is, especially with a compromised — in some cases almost nonexistent — infrastructure.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Yarrow:

    I posted another comment based on revised, and more encouraging, information.

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    SWMBO says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: My mom lives outside STL and she is saying that the area is hard hit with the flu. The biggest worry for the hospitals is a possible shortage of IV bags. The short sighted racist in the WH may have hurt more of his constituents than he realized when he didn’t rebuild Puerto Rico.

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    NotoriousJRT says:

    I think Yuki is an angel sent to Cole by Tunch. I hope he keeps her. It would break that little doggie’s heart to go elsewhere.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    I woke up this morning wanting a Yuki update! Aww, who’s the cutest little girl ever? Why, that one John keeps delaying posting adoption info for, that’s who! ; )

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    Elizabelle says:

    @NotoriousJRT: I agree. Don’t break Yuki’s heart. Or Lily’s. Or ours. Keep Yuki. She is where she belongs

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