Nevertheless She Persisted: The Cuteness, It Burns!!!! Edition

This is absolutely adorable!

Open thread!

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    What does she have against the number 4?!

    Also, obligatory reference: “There are… four… lights!”

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    Keith P. says:

    Maybe she’s learning prime numbers.

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    rikyrah says:

    I 😍😍😍 this

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    Wag says:

    @Keith P.: if she next counted to seven, you might have a point

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    Doug R says:

    SNL is live again tonight. I’m hoping there’s something that happened this week they could use in a sketch….
    It took them 40 odd years, but they finally run it live on the west coast so we can see it at 8:30 instead of (yawn) 11:30. It’s on again at the old time for those with a party life.

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    Yutsano says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: In Japanese, the number four is transliterated as shi. It’s very close to the word for death, so the Japanese use their native numbering system shortened for it, or yon. She’s obviously being culturally sensitive to the Japanese.

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    yam says:


    So cute.

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    Doug R says:

    @Yutsano: Something similar in Chinese culture. Newer buildings around Vancouver, BC have no 13th or 4th floor.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yutsano: Which is why I’m a yondan not a shidan.

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    NotMax says:

    @Doug R

    Can remember the days when they did parts of the show twice – the second time live for the west coast. Different audience for the second time ’round. Acquaintance was an NBC page and could always manage to get us in to the second audience if we ever wanted to go. Plenty of what make up the reruns available now are full shows put together from parts of both tapings.

    Then after would repair to Hurley’s across the street to drink with both the production staff and any of the cast who showed up.

    For those unaware, the original Hurley’s had long stood as a tavern and restaurant and the owner at the time refused to sell, so some of Rockefeller Center/Radio City was built around his property.

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    smedley the uncertain says:

    Thats gonna be one strong woman…
    Thanks for the smile…

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    Mary G says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Will you be doing a piece on the latest DOJ filing? Sounds juicy:

    OK, this DOJ filing is a MONSTER. All the fun stuff. Money Laundering. Lawyers about to go to prison. Jho Low. Hollywood. And cash seized of $75,000,000.— Dirk Schwenk (@DirkSchwenk) December 1, 2018

    ETA: Apologies if you have already posted, I’ve been on a bit of an online diet for the sake of my sanity.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Mary G: Apparently RNC Deputy Finance Chair Elliot Broidy is up to his eyeballs in this one. As opposed to the other RNC Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen. Or the other, other RNC Deputy Finance Chair Steve Wynn.

    Roma Romney McDaniel’s going to have to change her ritual undergarments…

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Mary G: I haven’t. This isn’t really my area. I’m not a lawyer, the closest I get is being a criminologist. I do have a guest post lined up from an actual defense attorney who handles Federal cases on the Miami Herald story on Epstein for you all. But it is going to take a few days as she’s got a big case starting on Monday. So please be patient.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    I’m gonna go rub doggy bellies and chill out. You all have fun!

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    Ninedragonspot says:

    Fibonacci Grrrl.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mary G:
    It’s intriguing that this web of Republican criminality being exposed by Der Müller Gottes, der langsam aber außerordentlich fein mahlt, now extends all the way to Malaysia.

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    Duane says:

    I found her persuasive. She had me with the pinkest shoes ever. If there’s a petition to eliminate four I’ll sign.

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    They told me there’d be no math.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    That child is adorable.


    Forever FLOTUS was on Colbert the other night. She got nearly half an hour. It’s a terrific conversation.

    (Sorry for the naked link, but making it pretty on the iPhone is more trouble than I want to go to at nearly midnight.)

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    elspi says:

    Auditioning for the holy grail remake.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    You know, I actually knew that. Thanks fanfiction!

    She’s obviously being culturally sensitive to the Japanese.

    Political correctness gone mad, gawddamnit

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    Duane says:

    @Amir Khalid: It’s amazing but true that the RNC is a criminal enterprise. There’s just no way to deny it.

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    @NotMax: When they built the fancy pants mall here in town, the owner of a motel refused to sell. They ended up waiting a few years before they bought him out. That land is now a Nordstroms.

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    piratedan says:

    @Amir Khalid: its all projection with these guys, who knew that their criminal escapades made them the REAL globalists?

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    I needed that, Adam.

    A little sad right now, I just found out that Ken Berry has passed. I am lucky enough to say I knew him and his family. His ex-wife is one of my favorite people. Ken, I hope you arrive in heaven with your dancing shoes and show them how it’s done.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    This reminds me of a family story that happened when my niece was a toddler:

    My sister-in-law (her mom) was driving with her one day when my niece announced from the back seat that she didn’t want her mom to be her mommy anymore.* The conversation went like this:

    SIL: But if I’m not your mommy anymore, than Uncle E won’t be your uncle.
    Niece: That’s fine.
    SIL: And Grandma won’t be your grandma anymore.
    Niece: That’s fine.
    SIL: And Aunt C won’t be your aunt anymore.
    Niece: That’s fine,
    SIL: And Grandpa won’t be your grandpa anymore.
    Niece: (long silence) Okay. You can still be my mommy.

    * This conversation demonstrates that my niece was wise beyond her years at a very young age, because her mother is fucking nuts. She either has Borderline Personality Disorder or mild bipolar disorder, but she refuses to do anything about either diagnosis.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    Brett Favre ‘sickened’ as white supremacists dupe him into using anti-Semitic language in video

    In a statement posted to his Facebook page on Saturday, the ex-Green Bay Packers QB wrote that he had received a request through the “Cameo” app to record what he believed was a message of support for a veterans group. According to Cameo’s terms of service, users can buy personalized video messages from celebrities and athletes. Favre, who had to approve the message, receives $500 for each recording.

    However, as Buzzfeed reported Friday, the request to Favre was not from a veterans group but from white supremacist YouTubers who provided coded language for the video that Favre recorded:

    “Brett Favre here with a shout-out to the Handsome Truth and the GDL boys,” he said. “You guys are patriots in my eyes. So keep waking them up and don’t let the small get you down. Keep fighting, too, and don’t ever forget the USS Liberty and the men and women who died on that day. God bless and take care.”

    Favre said in his statement Saturday that a few days after making the video, “I was distressed to learn that the request came from an anti-Semitic group that reposted my video with comments implying that I endorsed their mission. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

    He added that he was “sickened” by what these groups represent, and said he is donating his $500 payment to charities that fight hate and bigotry.

    The person responsible for the request was banned from Cameo. Cameo has claimed it has put in place filters to ensure it never happens again, and has request YouTube take down videos of it.

    Favre could have done a better job of research too before approving the message and doing it.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Only knew him from the 60’s sitcom “F Troop” where he played the hapless commanding officer. It was a fun, silly show.

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    James E Powell says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    So please be patient.

    It’s like you have no experience with this pack of jackals.

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    patrick II says:

    When my son was about two, he would count to ten, but he refused to count any higher no matter how much I tried to count with him. He saw no use for it. Then we got cable TV on which the cartoon channel was 34. He learned to count to 34 the next day.

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    Platonailedit says:

    @Keith P.: That was my first thought as well. LOL @ dad giving up towards the end.

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    ruemara says:

    @TaMara (HFG): OMGosh! I didn’t even know he was still alive! I loved F Troop (reruns). He always seemed like he’d be a safe person to meet. Rest in peace, Mr. Berry.

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    MobiusKlein says:

    I just saw that trump is going to terminate NAFTA, prior to a new treaty being signed.
    Why the hell is this coming out at 9:30 PST on Saturday?

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    @MobiusKlein: Isn’t Friday take out the trash day?

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    patrick II says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    I knew Ken Berry only from his acting on Television. I did not know he could dance. That video was amazing.

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    MobiusKlein says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I remember a time when stuff like this was announced in press conferences, where the leader would be expected to take questions. Perhaps during the day even?

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    What does that mean, exactly?

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    Yutsano says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: Favre has never been known for his vast intellect. The fact that he was tricked into supporting anti-Semitism is unsurprising.

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    MobiusKlein says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: Headline:
    “Trump Says He’ll Give Notice of Nafta Exit in Bid to Pass USMCA”
    The idea that by killing nafta, it puts Congress over the barrel to pass the replacement or something.

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    @MobiusKlein: Brixit is working out so well for the UK.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Amir Khalid: Malaysia, Jho Low, and 1MDB are the gifts that keep on giving!

    @Duane: RICO the RNC.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    As far as acronyms go, I prefer NAFTA over USMCA.

    What’s the timetable for this? Will the USMCA be passed under this lame duck Congress or the new one to be sworn in this January? I wonder if the House will pass it.

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    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: It’d be difficult for this Congress to approve the USMCA since it’s language hasn’t been finalized.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:


    Until I looked up the background of the USS Liberty incident, I never knew about any of this stuff, even though I’d heard of the Liberty. There are people who truly believe Isreal deliberately attacked the USS Liberty. Even former Secretary of State Dean Rusk believed it. So did some of the survivors of the attack. I can’t help but wonder if some of these people are anti-Semitic.

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    CaseyL says:

    @TaMara (HFG): When I was a kid, I loved F-Troop, and had quite the crush on Ken Berry, who played the fort commander. I didn’t realize until much later there was more to his career than Capt. Parmenter!

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    So we’d literally have nothing in place? Jesus fucking Christ. He’s really doing every thing he can to tank the economy. If he weren’t so incompetent, I’d think he was doing it intentionally to manufacture a crisis to consolidate his power.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: It was my understanding that Canada/Mexico are still calling it NAFTA – trump, of course thinks he has a winner with US at the forefront. he truly is a pig of a person – and that is insulting the pig.

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    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: No, this is his way of doing business, try to intimidate people.

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    @TS (the original): True, pigs are very intelligent, Trump on the other hand…

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷, @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    USMCA does not take effect until the Senate ratifies it. Supposedly both Republicans and Democrats have some problems with it. Some analysts (e.g., @ddale8, I think) have surmised that Trump might back out of NAFTA to put pressure on the Senate to ratify the replacement. Apparently that has happened.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    Is there anything Congress can do stop him from backing out of NAFTA, or is that under his Article 2 powers?

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    Mary G says:

    Hope so too:

    Ex-prosecutor hints Michael Cohen may have secretly recorded Don Jr. and Ivanka: ‘Lordy, I hope there are tapes’— Raw Story (@RawStory) December 1, 2018

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    MobiusKlein says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: Impeachment, and removal from office?

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    No wonder he’s been a lifelong failure; you don’t become a business magnate by acting like a buffoonish mafioso. Sure, the road to riches is paved with unethical actions, but hardly the own goals Trump has done over and over.

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    Mary G says:

    I’m not clear why he still has a job; Twitler would fire anyone else who told the truth about this:

    Mattis at Reagan Library today on Russia: “There is no doubt the relationship has worsened. He (Putin) tried again to muck around in our elections this last month and we are seeing a continued effort along those lines.”— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 1, 2018

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    I have no idea. Just passing on what I read over the last two days.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Mary G:

    He (Putin) tried again to muck around in our elections this last month and we are seeing a continued effort along those lines.”

    And evidently failed miserably. Fuck you Pootie Poot. We’re going to be coming for you as soon as we get rid of your orange minion.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    Impeachment could happen, but removal would never fly, unless Trump suddenly and miraculously became a decent human being. Sort of like a Gabriel Over the White House moment. Then the Republicans would be calling for his removal. Trump would be out of the WH before the ink had even dried.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    unless Trump suddenly and miraculously became a decent human being

    hahahahahahahahaha – sorry – my laugh of the day.

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    NotMax says:

    @Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)

    but removal would never fly

    Same thing was said regarding Nixon. And it was entirely true, until it wasn’t by dint of the weight of indefensible evidence.

    Once he was told by his own party the jig was well and truly up and it was now inevitable, he chose resignation.

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    joel hanes says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    you don’t become a business magnate by acting like a buffoonish mafioso.

    But doing urban real estate development in New York, maybe you do.
    Certainly there are reasons you might need or want to deal with the mob.
    Trump appears to have absorbed the wise guy culture, and to deeply believe that wise guys are “smart”.

    We see that Trump regards Putin as the godfather, the capo di tutti capos, and so of course he long ago kissed the ring and did compromising favors because that’s how the wise guy game is played. You have to do the corruption to be a made man.

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    oldster says:

    Cute kid.

    But Dad should get some remedial lessons in how to teach. His performance was appalling.

    He never once tried a different approach to the problem. Instead, he treated it as an affront to his authority, and tried to bully her into conforming.

    Then the women filming — mom, maybe? — tries a different approach: ask her to count to four. And IMMEDIATELY the child knows where 4 is located in the number line.

    He never listened. Never asked her questions. Never tried to figure out what she was trying to say.

    Why was she perseverating on “one two three: five!” to begin with? He never asked.

    My guess? She was not counting to five at all. She was echoing a start-off count to three, followed by a command.

    “One two three: GO!”
    “One two three: RUN!”
    “One two three: FLY!”

    That’s what she had heard, and was accurately repeating. And she kept correcting her dad, because he kept getting it wrong. (You don’t say “one two three, FOUR! run” — that’s not how you start a race.)

    Once her mom created a new context by asking her to count to four, then she had no problem doing that.

    The dad is a moron, a pedantic bully who cannot and will not listen to other voices, other approaches.

    I hope he learns how to teach, and she learns how to find people who listen..Mom will help, anyhow.

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    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    I know people who accept Israel’s right to exist and who aren’t anti-Semitic, who still think the Liberty attack was deliberate. They don’t want to hate, but they want public accountability: They don’t buy the formal apology/excuse that Israel confused the ship for Egyptian, and they’re more angry at the U.S. government for hushing it up.

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    PST says:

    When my grandson was that age he used to count to 10 leaving out 8 as a kind of joke, then giggle when he was caught. He did nothing not tire of this little game quickly.

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    Gvg says:

    I don’t think the President has the legal authority to end a treaty. Treaties get ratified by Congress and become US law. That is not the way other countries do treaties but we wrote our constitution that way. It’s also why Congress was able to keep us out of Gore’s global warming treaty and Obama needed Congress to go along his trade agreements. Trump doesn’t know what he is talking about. He imagines he has authority over everything, but he doesn’t.

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    Gvg says:

    Yep, I looked it up. NAFTA was ratified by Congress and signed into law. tTrump is full of it.

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    Jeff says:

    Wait until she’s a teenager.

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    Spikester says:

    @Doug R: The high-rise building I lived in briefly when I first moved to Vancouver omitted the 4th, 14th, 24th, and 34th floors.

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    Gary K says:

    Fibonacci numbers!

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    My sister counted the same way at that age! I think she had almost exactly the same debate with my father.

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