Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys

Let’s do some fundraising for the special in NC-09. It takes place in two weeks, so we are in the stretch run. McCready is a great candidate. If we win this, expect some more Republican retirements. I upped the goal to $2500.

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This blog has become a fundraising powerhouse. We raised 375K in the 2018 cycle. Thanks everybody! We backed *a lot* of candidates who flipped seats. Let’s back one more.

Update. Comments are slow so I’ll give you a topic: two of my all-time favorite movie endings are Godfather II (with the flash-back to Michael joining the army) and The Limey (with a flashback to a different movie starring Terence Stamp when he was younger)..what are some other movies that end with flash-backs?






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    Anonymous At Work says:

    Memento, I think, hard to tell.

    And Rashomon. Or at least how I remember it…

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    OMG, that baby is so cute.

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    rikyrah says:

    The baby😍😍😍

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    TenguPhule says:

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    · 2h
    Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!….

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    ….And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!

    30.1K
    4:45 AM – Aug 28, 2019

    I’m not sure we’re ever going to be able to explain this era to future generations.

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    Baud says:

    @TenguPhule:

    You don’t think posterity will be taught to hate Hillary Clinton above all all else?

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    TenguPhule says:

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    ….are all in for the Open Border Socialists (or beyond). Fox hires “give Hillary the questions” @donnabrazile, Juan Williams and low ratings Shep Smith. HOPELESS & CLUELESS! They should go all the way LEFT and I will still find a way to Win – That’s what I do, Win. Too Bad!….

    26.9K
    3:57 AM – Aug 28, 2019

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    ….I don’t want to Win for myself, I only want to Win for the people. The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!

    43.7K
    4:03 AM – Aug 28, 2019

    Someone tell me again why we shouldn’t tar him with being fucking insane.

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    Duane says:

    “Tommy”, by the Who, but that’s me not the movie.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Baud:

    You don’t think posterity will be taught to hate Hillary Clinton above all all else?

    Not in any future that I want to be a part of.

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    Baud says:

    @TenguPhule:

    Unfortunately, the future doesn’t care what you want.

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    Jeffro says:

    @TenguPhule: First Dem who uses that phrase shoots up at least 10 points in the polls.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    Would be very hard for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, to seek a no-confidence vote against New Prime Minister Boris Johnson, especially in light of the fact that Boris is exactly what the U.K. has been looking for, & will prove to be “a great one!” Love U.K.

    49.7K
    3:36 AM – Aug 28, 2019

    Judge a man by their enemies, not by what the UK’s equivalent of FOX news smears him as.

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    Jeffro says:

    Also:

    1) Is that kid riding his horse to the Old Town Road? (LOL you’re all welcome for that ;)

    2) I really should see this ‘Godfather II’ at some point, I hear it’s good

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    Jeffro says:

    @TenguPhule: I wonder how many #RussianCosigners ol’ Boris has? My guess is that it is not zero.

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    Duane says:

    @TenguPhule: If we’re going to tar him it should be with feathers.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Jeffro: There is a shitload of Russian money in Britain’s real estate.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Duane:

    If we’re going to tar him it should be with feathers.

    No, I insist we use 100% real tar heated to a melting consistency.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @TenguPhule: Laymen can go ahead and do it. The argument was that it is malpractice for medical and mental health professionals to do so with performing an actual examination.

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    dmsilev says:

    @TenguPhule: Surely we can find a non-fossil-fuel equivalent? He seems to be frightened of windmills, we can work with that.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @DougJ: Michael joined the marines not the army.

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    joel hanes says:

    don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys

    And it’s up against the wall, redneck mothers
    Mothers who have raised a son so well
    He’s thirty four and drinking in a honky-tonk
    Kicking hippie’s asses and raising hell

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    @dmsilev:

    Surely we can find a non-fossil-fuel equivalent?

    You could use pine tar instead of petroleum tar.

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    Yutsano says:

    @TenguPhule: Sorry, but he didn’t type that. No way would he ever get the spelling of either Labour or Corbyn right.

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    tokyokie says:

    Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America ends in such a way that everything in the movie may have been a flashback. Does that count? And The Locket with Laraine Day and Bob Mitchum has flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks, and the ending is about all that isn’t a flashback.

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    scav says:

    I’m not sure a schmear of slobbery Trumpian lip-liquor is quite the raptuourous sign of endorsement that flies well in the (formerly) UK. Oh, no doubt the polysyllabically blathering one will flirt in certain personally adventageous contexts (“Please! Get me out of the media spotlight for at least a second!”), but with minimal brain-stem function he’d likely ditch the lip-sticked collar before walking in the front door of #10.

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    H.E.Wolf says:

    Thank you, Doug, for highlighting one of the options for folks who want to play an active part (as described in Adam’s post, last night).

    I’m going offline to write a few postcards for the special election(s) in NC…in company with a considerable number of other BJ readers, as it turns out!

    The website is PostcardsToVoters.org, if anyone would like to increase the Jackal quotient.

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    frosty says:

    Not a movie but Bob Newhart’s second series had the all time best flashback. And series ending.

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    RAVEN says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Eat the Apple and fuck the corps. . .

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    Duane says:

    @TenguPhule: The feathers act as insulation to trap the heat in. Yes I have thought about this before. Proper planning prevents poor performance.

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    tokyokie says:

    And I always thought the significance of that flashback scene in Godfather Part II was that so many of the characters in it other than Michael — Sonny, Fredo, Tessio, Carlo — are all dead, mostly on Michael’s orders. Besides Michael, Tom, Tom’s wife and Connie are the only ones still alive at the end of the second movie.

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    realbtl says:

    @joel hanes: I’m proud to be an asshole from El Paso-Kinky Friedman

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    raven says:

    @tokyokie: Just business. When I was a kid in Chicago they’d find about one guy a week in a trunk at O’Hare.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    Citizen Kane?

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    Mary G says:

    Citizen Kane?

    Benny is adorable. I will donate on the first, I promise. I saw a headline that said Republicans are worried about losing this race. They deserve to, with all the voter suppression they pulled.

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    RAVEN says:

    @realbtl: I want the last check I write to bounce. . .

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    @TenguPhule:

    Someone tell me again why we shouldn’t tar him with being fucking insane.

    Tar all you want, I just don’t think we should have congressional testimony diagnosing him by doctors who have never examined or even met the man.

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    sherparick1 says:

    I came across this story in Cole’s feed, and it is a reminder that if you vote for the Face Eating Leopards Party, you really can’t be surprised when they come to eat your face. Because of the WV legislature’s cut in the Coal Severance Tax, the following is being felt in all those WV coal mining counties.

    Amelia Knisely
    ‏Verified account @ameliaknisely

    Update: I’m at the Boone County Commission meeting. County commissioners have asked county employers, including sheriff’s office & prosecutor, to cut 20% of staff/salary by Sept. 15. ⁦@wvgazettemail⁩

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    DougJ says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    Jesus, that fat fucker didn’t miss a trick, did he? Truly a genius.

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    @frosty:

    Not a movie but Bob Newhart’s second series had the all time best flashback. And series ending.

    Was that “You really ought to wear more sweaters?” Brilliant.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Duane:

    Proper planning prevents poor performance.

    “Proper planning prevents PISS poor performance.” is how I always heard that management slogan.

    ETA: my first comment using Firefox browser with Windoz 10… preping for testing with multiple environments as soon as possible. I’m an optimist, even still yet!

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    JoeyJoeJoe says:

    On season six of Orange is the new black, two characters end the season on a good flashback. It’s kind of obvious that it’s coming, but still good

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    J R in WV says:

    @sherparick1:

    I came across this story in Cole’s feed, and it is a reminder that if you vote for the Face Eating Leopards Party, you really can’t be surprised when they come to eat your face. Because of the WV legislature’s cut in the Coal Severance Tax, the following is being felt in all those WV coal mining counties.

    Amelia Knisely
    ‏Verified account @ameliaknisely

    Update: I’m at the Boone County Commission meeting. County commissioners have asked county employers, including sheriff’s office & prosecutor, to cut 20% of staff/salary by Sept. 15. ⁦@wvgazettemail⁩

    Well, not only a cut in the tax rates, but a huge drop in tonnage mined as well, as the largest mines in Boone county have closed. Steam coal, intended for power plants, is not nearly as valuable in actual price per ton as Met coal is, intended for and qualified for use in steel mill blast furnaces. Met coal has to be lower in sulfur and ash, higher in BTU content.

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    LuciaMia says:

    “My appreciation of good soup increases as I age.”

    I had to smile at that line on Cole’s twitter feed. All I could think was this scene from The Simpsons.

    George Bush: (in a drive-thru window) What kind of stew do you have?
    Teen: We dont have stew.
    SS Agent: Sir, why dont you get a cheeseburger.
    Bush: Thats more of a weekend thing, Ray.

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    Catherine D. says:

    I always sing it “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be douchebags”

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    “No more Japanese food before you go to bed.”

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    Mai naem mobile says:

    @TenguPhule: we are going to tell them that half the population decided they wanted a reenactment of Idiocracy in real life.

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    chris says:

    FYWP for eating my comment.

    Stacy Abrams has her work cut out for her.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Anonymous At Work:

    And Rashomon. Or at least how I remember it…

    An underappreciated comment.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    OT – Season 3 of The Good Place is now on Netflix, you bunch of dinguses.

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    RedDirtGirl says:

    Oh man, I loved the Limey.
    375K! Damn!
    That’s impressive. Does anyone have any sense of how many individual visitors come to this site? Just curious.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @RedDirtGirl: Multitudes.

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    AThornton says:

    @sherparick1:

    I should be all warm & fuzzy & shit about that ….

    But I’m not.

    Fuck ’em. They wanted it. They voted for it. They got it.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Catherine D.: but that directly contradicts the line directing them to be doctors and lawyers and such

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    germy says:

    Jerome Segal is running for president now. Bread And Roses party.

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    Doug R says:

    @TenguPhule: Finally a use for Alberta bitumen.

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    MattF says:

    @mrmoshpotato: I suppose I can wait until tomorrow to watch it… There’s a condo board meeting this evening that I really need to go to.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    Questions for the wildlife enthusiasts:

    NextDoor is blowing up with reports of a black bear moving into our neighborhood. Should we be concerned? Is the fact that it’s a black bear what has people so upset? How do I safely stash my picnic baskets?

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    @Steve in the ATL: Are they complaining about a portly gay African-American gentleman, or an ursus americanus?

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Major Major Major Major: as a test, we should send a black twink into their backyards. Good idea!

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    germy says:

    Sean Hannity: Brain trauma is a "real issue" in the NFL, "but isn't that why we like football?" https://t.co/McRl6fUaLd— Media Matters (@mmfa) August 28, 2019

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    AThornton says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Black bears are more likely to retreat when challenged, unless it is startled or you get between a mother and her cubs. They are notorious scavengers, thus will rummage through garbage cans and dumpsters looking for tidbits. They will claim DIBS! on any food lying around unattended, e.g., picnic baskets. So don’t do that. If you have food in the car keep the doors or trunk lid shut. A women near us didn’t do that, a bear got into the back seat, managed to shut the door behind it, and totally destroyed the interior of the car trying to escape. So don’t do that either. And, by all means, do NOT give any rug rats pieces of food to hand feed the bear so you can Capture the Moment photographically.

    And yes tourists do that ’round here.

    Because they are – mostly – from Texas and are incredibly stupid.

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    @Steve in the ATL: I am intrigued by your ideas and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Empty or remove your bird feeders, and keep your car doors locked. I’ve seen too many pics of trashed car interiors.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @MattF: It’ll be waiting.

    Final season starts September 26th.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @AThornton: thank you!

    a bear got into the back seat, managed to shut the door behind it, and totally destroyed the interior of the car trying to escape

    We had a similar experience, except it was a golden retriever and a running shower and the only damage was some spilled shampoo and it was hi-larious!

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @A Ghost To Most: I have two daughters. Not sure the bear could trash the car interiors any worse.

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    frosty says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I thought it was him waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette and saying “I just had the weirdest dream … there were two guys named Darryl.”

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @AThornton:

    Because they are – mostly – from Texas and are incredibly stupid.

    Texas arrogance accounts for much of it. (Observations based on Texan tourists in CO).

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    frosty says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I thought it was him waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette and saying “I just had the weirdest dream … there were two guys named Darryl.”

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Your kiddos rip the seats apart – literally? :)

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Only if they had a chain saw. Cars are routinely totaled by trapped bear rage.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @mrmoshpotato: one of them has done that to two different cars. We have no idea how. She probably would have done it to a third of she hadn’t totaled the car first.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @A Ghost To Most: If only the bears had chainsaws.

    Yes, that’ll end well. I hear Bear’s find boneless human to be delicious. :)

    Also, they’re godless killing machines.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @A Ghost To Most: Based solely on my impression of local news stories, bears have a particular affinity for Subarus. Or Subie owners as a group neglect to lock their doors.

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    Ellenr says:

    @Steve in the ATL: We live on the path the black bears use to get from the top of a ridge down to a river at the back of our property. And we feed birds. So the first spring we lived there, we say a mom and two cubs on our platform feeder. We’ve been watching and interacting with bears for 15 years now. This is a pretty wild area, so the bears are not dependent on people or used to interacting with people things like cars. That seems to be limited to Colorado. But this is the time of year when the mother bears eject their 2 yr olds – i.e., teenagers. Hungry growing kids with no set turf (mother bears are extremely territorial) and no experience. They tend to be afraid of everything. Don’t leave your garbage out, compost piles are at risk, and if you don’t want to share your sunflower seeds with them, take down feeders esp at night. In the fall, when winter approaches, the big single bears will be fattening up for hibernation. Same precautions. They are lazy creatures who don’t want trouble – unless their turf is threatened by another bear. If they are really bothering something, throw tennis or golf balls at them.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @mrmoshpotato: *bears

    I effing corrected autoincorrect, and it said “Nope!”

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    OT – but Trump has just directed that babies born abroad to US Citizens (Armed Forces, Diplomats etc.) ARE NOT US Citizens.. This FU to the military has to be the greatest kick in the nuts yet. You send an Army member to Germany and say that his child born over there is not a citizen?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I just saw that as well. It’s fucking unbelievable.

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    frosty says:

    Did he direct it or did he tweet it? At what point do we all just ignore all his tweets? I can’t stand hearing him, now I can’t even read his shit.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: If it is a black bear, you at least know that it is not Andrew Sullivan.

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    @frosty: I”m sure he “hereby ordered it”.

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    @Omnes Omnibus: That’s excellent news, we only have black bears here in CA, the last grizzly was killed over a century ago(though it’s the state animal and graces our state flag).

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @mrmoshpotato:

    they’re godless killing machines.

    They certainly have their good points.

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    germy says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    Trump has just directed that babies born abroad to US Citizens (Armed Forces, Diplomats etc.) ARE NOT US Citizens..

    Bad news for George Romney and John McCain.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:
    Same here. We have big cinnamon black bears that look like brown bears, but aren’t.

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    germy says:

    @mrmoshpotato:

    Also, they’re godless killing machines.

    Humans are pious killing machines.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @A Ghost To Most: Take it up with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA. :)

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    J R in WV says:

    I’m pretty sure the definitions of citizenship are written in the Constitution with additional layers of detail in legislation. None of which can be affected by Trump’s hallucinations.

    Thinking that he’s (a) trying to destroy the morale of the military; and (b) trying to destroy the diplomatic corps. Probably a new assignment from his Russian handlers.

    Nothing new to see here, move along!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: @Omnes Omnibus: Okay, I have read a little closer. This looks like it is going to have a much narrower effect than it appeared at first glance.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Bears stay west of us. Mountain lions, not so much, but they don’t bother the trash cans or bird feeders.

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    debbie says:

    Cutest cowboy ever!

    @germy:

    We need to grandfather in the rule that children born in America with an undocumented parent should be deported. We could then hand Trump his walking papers and kick his fat ass out of the country.

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    SuzieC says:

    Donated!

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