Open Thread: Murphy the Trickster God Bless America


 
And there are many entertaining tweets under the hashtags #ColonialAirports, but this IMO is the best:






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    debbie says:

    #revolutionarywarairportstories is also a real hoot.

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    debbie says:

    “Give me Liberty, or give me a larger bag of peanuts.” – Patrick Henry #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/jB3cNglV2e— Rick (@DidntSayRichard) July 5, 2019

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    Mike in NC says:

    People are still cracking up over Trump’s moronic July 4th airports rant. One that we got from a neighbor read in part, “During the assault on Newark Airport, we lost several good men in Baggage Claim, but we quickly rallied and prevailed at Concourse D”.

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    NotMax says:

    Red caps yes, Redcoats no!

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    trollhattan says:

    Bowling Green Massacre got nothing on defeating Conwallis at Newark.

    #TSAtookMySelfieStick

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    Martin says:

    Eagerly awaiting learning that civil war was the result of northern states granting TSA precheck status to negroes.

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    geg6 says:

    Heh. That Subway has to be in Pittsburgh. Anthrocon has been going on since Thursday. Pittsburgh LOOOOOOOOOVES furries! They come here every year and we welcome them with open arms.

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    Mandalay says:

    Desperate Joe is now playing the O-card for all it’s worth….

    “I was vetted by him and selected by him. I will take his judgment of my record, my character, and my ability to handle the job over anyone else’s,” Biden will say at an afternoon event in Sumter, South Carolina, according to advance remarks provided by his campaign.

    Ah, the old bogus appeal to authority ruse: Obama gave me a job, so I don’t have to respond to anything Kamala Harris said about me.

    And some deceitful word salad from Biden’s speech this afternoon….

    That’s why I am proud to work along … I was was proud to work alongside Barack.

    I say “presid…” … I don’t say “President Obama” … I don’t want to get confused with the other president.

    Y’know I don’t want to say “the president”.

    He’s my buddy. I don’t call him “Barack” publicly, but “President Obama”. I was happy to work alongside of him….

    Riiiiiiiiiiiight…you say “President Obama” instead of “The president” so we don’t think you were talking about working alongside Trump. So easy to fall into that trap. And you feel the need to share with us that privately you call him “Barack”. Gotcha, you phony fucker.

    Now step down you worthless waste of space.

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    Yutsano says:

    OT: I just read a horrifically stupid Will column. I need an adult now.

    @geg6: I have quite a few friends in the furry community and Anthrocon is basically their Christmas. Not to mention it’s a great economic boost. I would go save me getting sick in March almost blew up every summer plan I had.

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    satby says:

    @Yutsano: isn’t he dead?

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:

    I liked this exchange in the Anthrocon tweet comments:

    “They could have asked furry Twitter for help.”

    “Then they would have gotten furry Twitter helping, though.”

    “Oh, God, you’re right, that would be worse.”

    I say they should take it as a win that a local business is reaching out to them, albeit awkwardly.

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    NotMax says:

    @Mandalay

    Sheesh, Joe. Helen Keller was less tone deaf.

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    @geg6:

    Pittsburgh LOOOOOOOOOVES furries!

    I have heard, but you can never really know if news opinion articles are worth anything, that furry conventions are the most popular conventions with the neighbors where they’re hosted. Specifically, that furries are friendly, polite, responsible guests, good spenders and good tippers.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Wingnuts are still trying to pass that garbage speech off as soaring oratory. GWB was Pericles compared to the babbling blob of hirsute marmalade.

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    Wapiti says:

    @Mandalay: When Obama picked Joe for his running mate, I figured it was to *not* pick an heir apparent. By going with a second tier candidate, significantly older than himself, Obama would be setting up a competitive primary in 2016, and let the most competitive Democrat win.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    th

    Wingnuts are still trying to pass that garbage speech off as soaring oratory.

    Their also trying to sell Trump’s “genius” for doing something so “imaginative” as lighting off fireworks on the 4th. Wherever did he get that idea?

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Wapiti: and to get the senator from MBNA out of the senate

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    Ruckus says:

    @Steve in the ATL:
    This was my thought as well.

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    rikyrah says:

    Murky to whom?
    I am clear as to what she would do as President. Particularly on the domestic side.
    Foreign policy side….I don’t know all of what she would do, but I know a lot of it would be to repair our standing in the world after this clown. 😠😠

    Jeff Spross (@jeffspross) Tweeted:
    Harris is shaping up to be the Clinton of this primary: The case for nominating/electing her is essentially that she is very intelligent, capable and accomplished. What she would actually do, stand for, or fight for as president is murky and unclear by comparison. https://t.co/Q59HhdZgNS https://twitter.com/jeffspross/status/1146984327613427712?s=17

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    Ruckus says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    Wingnuts are still trying to pass that garbage speech off as soaring oratory.

    Says as much about them as it does the orator. They wouldn’t know soaring oratory if it walked up and smacked them in the head with a large fish.

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    rikyrah says:

    @debbie:
    That hashtag is hilarious 😅😅

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    Ruckus says:

    @rikyrah:
    Everything is less clear to some one like Jeff, who seems like he runs through life with his head up his ass.

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    Cameron says:

    @geg6: Yeah,I knew it,too. A few years ago I went to a niece’s wedding,with the reception at the William Penn. Half the floor was wedding guests,the other half was furries. We had a ball.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @rikyrah:

    “Harris is shaping up to be the Clinton of this primary: We’re going to burn down the country because a Facebook ad told us she’s the devil.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @rikyrah:

    This seems like a signal that they’re planning to do the same thing to Kamala that they did to Hillary: pretend that she has no plans despite the detailed plans she presented in speeches and on her website. 🤬

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    @Mnemosyne: Hope Kamala doesn’t have a email server in the basement.

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    chris says:

    garbage speech

    Brace yourselves! On Monday shitgibbon’s gonna tell you all the great news about his environmental accomplishments.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/07/trump-is-going-to-brag-about-all-hes-done-for-the-environment-no-really/

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    dmsilev says:

    @rikyrah: I have no idea who this Jeff guy is, but Matt Stoller I know and seeing him quoted approvingly ….does not give me much faith in Jeff’s judgement.

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    NotMax says:

    Anyone happen to come across photos of what the grounds look like after the tanks?

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    @rikyrah:

    What she would actually do, stand for, or fight for as president is murky and unclear by comparison.

    Clinton gave you a detailed list, dude. She told you over and over. A wave of bank regulations. I particularly liked her ‘tax high speed trades out of existence’ one. Free day care. Forgive student loan debt. Raise the minimum wage. Expand Obamacare. Equal pay laws. That’s just the stuff off the top of my head.

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    Baud says:

    @rikyrah:

    The case for nominating/electing her is essentially that she is very intelligent, capable and accomplished.

    Oh no!

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    Keith P. says:

    Chuck E. Cheese says, “Hold my beer.”

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @rikyrah: It’s interesting to see how the candidates are sorting themselves. Harris is definitely challenging Biden for the “I’ll bring the fight to Trump” slot, and frankly, I find her far more convincing on that score so far.

    Biden talked about “smacking bullies in the mouth” as a child when they taunted him for stuttering. Harris talked about prosecuting predators and called Trump out as a predator. She came across as the grownup who knows how to deal with criminals.

    I’m still with the plan lady, but I’m impressed with Harris too.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Baud: and if you don’t like those qualities, vote for Baud!

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    Immanentize says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    the plan lady

    I swear to Dog that is what my 88 year old mother called her on our phonecall today! Rhoda approved!

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Yutsano:

    a horrifically stupid Will column

    Did you read it at the Department of Redundancy Department?

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @chris:

    Brace yourselves! On Monday shitgibbon’s gonna tell you all the great news about his environmental accomplishments.

    I hope at least a significant subset of the US press is teed-up and ready to call him a liar. This is not hard; his environmental record sucks (and his policies related to climate change (including fortifying the southern border) will kill 10s or hundreds of millions IMO in the fullness of time even if reversed in several years.)

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    Jay says:

    @NotMax:

    As far as I can tell so far, they trucked the tanks, IFV’s and Engineering vehicles in on lowbed trailers, protected the pavement, curbs and display pads with heavy planking, drove them the few yards into position, and parked them.

    So, minimal to no damage.

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    Jay says:

    @Bill Arnold:

    Yeah, no.

    https://www.thecut.com/2019/07/politics-is-changing-why-arent-the-pundits-who-cover-it.html

    But we’re also getting our first real taste of the punditry that will frame this next year and a half, and so far, it is the opposite of fresh, diverse, or forward-thinking. Rather, the analysis coughed up by some of the nation’s loudest and most prominent talking heads sounds familiar and stale. The dispiriting truth is that many of those tasked with interpreting our politics are — in addition to being extremely freaked out by the race they’re covering — totally ill-equipped for the historic task ahead of them.

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    Tinare says:

    @geg6: They spend a lot of money in the city. And they’re fun.

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    Mainmata says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: (Chuckling). I grew up in Pittsburgh, a lovely city and a great place to grow up but this was a long time before the advent of Furries. Pittsburgh has really changed a lot and mostly in good ways (based on my last visit there).

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:

    @Jay:

    Good piece. Thanks for the pointer.

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    Kristine says:

    During some of the World Science Fiction conventions I attended, the main hotel bar would offer SF-themed cocktails. They were usually hit-or-miss at best. I’ll never forget the solvent taste and blue color of the Dilithium Crystal.

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