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Professor Robert Cialdini has been studying how people are influenced, using psychological compliance techniques for decades.  These techniques are universal and unconscious and extremely difficult, even impossible to not fall victim to. This is what is known as “The Science of Persuasion.”

Sales hacks and political campaign professional know this and Cialdini’s research is used effectively to influence and change peoples’ opinions every day. In fact, these techniques, once you know them should be very familiar to progressives from the recent Democratic party primary.

Knowing these persuasion science techniques will open your eyes  and you’ll suddenly be able to see the array of persuasion mechanisms that surround out lives, 24/7/365 and it will change how you live your life and interact with the world.

So, watch the video to learn the 6 primary techniques and tell us where you’ve seen them in action, in your own life and on the national political and corporate stages…

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Here' some links to nosh on, to start of your weekend. I hope everyone's weekend is great; me, myself, I'm planning on jumping out of a perfectly…

  • Flirts!

    I mean, Frist!

    Oops, I mean First! 😛

    • Nancy

      hilarious

    • Dosido3

      Is that real? My kids watched veggie tales in their first grade class.

  • 17

    129% of people exaggerate.

    • Nevin

      Make that 130%

    • Dosido3

      I’ve told you that, like, a hundred times!

      • Nancy

        I never exaggerate!

  • MsPythia

    Persuasion? Some people don’t need to bother.

    • Dosido3

      Hi Ms. Seems like Paste Magazine is the go to place for media watchdogginess of Hillary’s winged monkey media.

      https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/05/hillary-clintons-propaganda-website-blue-nation-re.html

      • MsPythia

        Good article. Nice to see someone saying that!

        • Dosido3

          Yeah that one and Hillary’s mean media by Katie Halpern really chicken soup for the progressive soul!

      • MsPythia

        This should really be a photo of David Brock, since he’s the one in charge of silencing anyone who criticizes Shillz online.

        • Dosido3

          Hah! Good one!

      • Edwin

        Has everyone seen the Katie Halper videos (Jimmy Dore)?

        Don’t want to keep re-posting videos

        • notisaidthepig

          I don’t think so. Post away!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            pig 🙂

          • notisaidthepig

            <3

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3 Shouldn't have watched the Walsh clip, now I'm a pissed spiffy.

          • notisaidthepig

            I just finished watching the Katie Halper videos. They were cathartic.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3

          • Edwin

            You’re in for a treat. These are right on. I love her already.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE-V_AcA_ns

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m96E_TkjumM

          • Edwin

            Ooops, I mean the misogynist kind of love for a woman. BernieBros style.

          • notisaidthepig

            Watching now…

          • notisaidthepig

            Thanks, Edwin. This was awesome.

        • MsPythia

          I haven’t!

        • 17

          Repost it! How we gonna crown Miss Ten-Thousand by lunchtime if you only post it once?

      • 17

        It is the job of every thinking American to call out these kinds of political tactics whenever they see them.

        We did that, and look what it got us.

        • Dosido3

          First ones through the wall get bloodied!

          • 17

            Didn’t help that no one had our 6.

  • Edwin

    In case people have not seen these– must be seen. They need to go up on C&L open thread.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2JQXszJyPM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-yaNBquHwg

    • Nancy

      she doesn’t care. she is untouchable and the election is fixed.
      she doesn’t have to satisfy the voters…just the 1% and her donors-that’ll be easy, being that they are the same thing.

      • Edwin

        Still, Jimmy’s takedown is soothing to my frayed nerves. That Joan Walsh is a real so and so!!!!! (hmmmpf!!)

        • notisaidthepig

          Oh, I did see these. But I’ll see them again. Love Jimmy!

          • Edwin

            Everything we said is true. Joan is a douchebag (and I am being VERY kind)

          • notisaidthepig

            You are. I was thinking of a more vulgar term for her.

          • Edwin

            I put that on Jordan’s video (youtube). Youtube is great for venting. No TOS

          • notisaidthepig

            Just went to see it. Beautiful!

        • Nancy

          I agree-it’s good to know they haven’t silenced everyone.

        • Dosido3

          Yeah…ESPECIALLY Joan Walsh.

          • Edwin

            So full of herself (like the rest)

          • Dosido3

            Smug and condescending.

          • Edwin

            with perkiness and a smile (hey, aren’t I great)

        • notisaidthepig

          Did you see those two videos from Jordan Chariton (TYT) that I posted on the other thread? One is about how Jordan calls out Joan Walsh. They’re good. Recommend them.

          • Edwin

            I saw one, but not him calling out Joan Walsh.

            She’s one of those my-shit-don’t-stink AND I’m-so-nice “liberals”

          • Edwin

            Joan has gone on my list with ‘the others’

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2GgeG8nogw

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Joan Walsh’s daughter works for Clinton. As does the daughter of the CEO of Planned Parenthood. I wonder why these women “support” Clinton.

          • SpiffyTheValiant
          • SpiffyTheValiant

            That’s the Clinton playbook, if you can’t handle honesty ban or block someone. I hate these people.

          • MsPythia

            Exactly. Denounce, Ridicule, Sideline and if all else fails, Silence people who dare to tell the truth. I fucking hate Hillary Clinton and each and every one of her minions and operatives with the white hot heat of a thousand suns.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            What’s Walsh going to do, block people from the voting booth next?

          • MsPythia

            She’s the propaganda arm, there are others who will do the blocking and rigging of the election.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yea

            🙂 so what you think so far of the story?

          • MsPythia

            It’s really interesting! I don’t get all the jargon completely, but I’m starting to get it, and it’s a good story so far!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙂 Ah well if any of the words confuse you, let me know.

            Chakra you can just think of as magic.

            Jutsus are basically spells.

            If that helps.

          • MsPythia

            Got it. In fact, I was already getting it before you said that. I’m quick on the uptake. 🙂

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            ^^ That’s why you are our miss.

            Academy Student – someone who is still in school and studying to be a ninja.

            Genin: Lowest ranking ninja, usually young.

            Chunin: mid ranking.

            Jonin: high level, badass.

            ANBU: Jonins who are basically their version of the secret service.

            Kages: Leader of a ninja village. Hokage leads the Leaf Village.

          • MsPythia

            Cool. 😀

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Yeah. You haven’t seen the show. Most people reading that would just automatically know that stuff. Really impressed you are trying to read it. That show is very complex.

          • Edwin

            She’s a real so and so!!!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

          • Dosido3

            Interesting use of Rove Techniques. Use talking points. Repeat. Plant in “legit” MSM. talking points become facts. They create their own reality. Or whatever bullshit they tell themselves.

          • Dosido3

            Great.

    • MsPythia

      I have such a crush on Jimmy. I love his smile, and he’s so smart and funny.

    • MsPythia

      Man, I’m still watching the first one — and Jimmy is crushing it!

    • MsPythia

      He nails it in the second vid: “these are liberal frauds.”

  • Nancy
    • Nevin

      Her facelift is wearing off.

      • Nancy

        I thought she looked really haggard. I guess that’s what happens when you are a lying, cheating scumbag politician.

        • Nevin

          And trying to remember what lies she told to whom.

          • Nancy

            how difficult is that…yikes.

          • Nevin

            Apparently very.

          • The_Fixer

            The life of a well-polished, publicly acceptable criminal is a tough one.

          • Nancy

            another good reason to have term limits

          • Rich H

            I don’t think she cares anymore. She’s been untouchable throughout her career – and the latest just confirms it.

    • Edwin
      • Nancy

        hahahaha…
        she is 76…that’s how most people her age look

        • Edwin

          My Mom is 86 and she still looks quite good. She was never a bitch.

          • Nevin

            What’s that old saying…you grow into the face you deserve.

          • Edwin

            poor Hillary

          • Nevin

            Hillary is going to look like a prune in 4 years. BTW, I usually don’t comment on people’s looks, but that woman disgust me in every way.

          • Nancy

            yes, that ages a person.

          • Edwin
          • Nancy

            I do…it’s great that someone finally named it! can’t find PBF…can think of what that is.

          • Edwin

            Permanent (maybe I invented it)

          • Nancy

            lol, I like it!

      • The_Fixer

        Kent Brockman did.

      • Nevin

        That looks painful.

        • 17

          Becoming two-faced isn’t easy. She’s been having this proceedure done once-a-week since college.

          • MsPythia

            They don’t even need to give her the painkillers before the procedures at this point. Her face has been so rehab-ed so many times it’s like tugging on an old, well used saddle.

      • towerofbabel

        Cassandra! One of the best episodes. “Moisturize me! Moisturize me!”
        Oh wait, that is from Brazil. Funny parallel.

    • Nancy

      Paul Pelosi

      Businessman

      Paul Francis Pelosi, Sr. is an American businessman who owns and operates Financial Leasing Services, Inc., a San Francisco, California-based real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm.

      interesting little tidbit-I wasn’t aware of this.

      • Edwin

        great place to launder the drug money

        • Nancy

          it’s just one thing after another with these guys…just a corrupt as the republicans

          • Edwin

            she was burning mad when someone suggested they end legal insider trading for congresscritters– burning fucking mad. It’s her right, goddamnit!!

          • Nancy

            ugh. the entitlement is vomit worthy.

          • Edwin

            She works hard for that money– doncha know?

          • smkngman3

            Most prostitutes do.

          • Nancy

            so hard for it honey…what did I see earlier today..day 200? and they have done nothing so far this year…

          • Rich H

            Uh, yeah, they didn’t end it. The new rule was they couldn’t do it on the floor. They could in their offices, or have their aides do it. They just couldn’t do it while congress was in session and they were physically on the house floor.

            That’s some real prohibition right there I tell ya.

          • MsPythia

            I’ve known how corrupt the Pelosi’s are for many years. I can’t stand her. Ever since she said “impeachment of Bush was off the table” she’s been garbage in my eyes.

          • Nancy

            pretty much tells you how they protect their own…I am sure there is such a house of cards going on in that business that none of them will dare make a move like that or they will all go down.

          • Rich H

            And who gives a shit about her film making daughter? Seriously.

    • Dosido3

      This is the funny part.

      “Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement late Friday that when the responsible parties are caught, he hopes the Obama administration “will disclose who is attempting to interfere with the American political process, and levy strong consequences against those responsible.””

      • MsPythia

        They’re all a bunch of crooks.

      • Nancy

        oh? and what did he have to say about the actual fact that it’s the dems that are fixing it?

        • Dosido3

          Exactly, exactly…

  • smkngman3
  • smkngman3
    • Edwin

      Is anyone looking into this shit or is it all coincidence?

    • Rich H

      Awesome. I can’t wait to use it.

  • The_Fixer

    Well, can only stay a few minutes, getting ready to go out. Yeah, like it’s possible that anyone can only stay here a few minutes 🙂

    I have noticed that My Queen has another gem in her crown, the Stone of Moderation. I know that as she is a good queen, who would never sic her cat army on us, she will continue her benevolent rule.

    And 17! I can’t help but giggle with glee that Irony is not dead, and that this will make certain people apoplectic. I love this!

    Well done, Unkawillbur, in your choosing two fine people to keep the place in order!

    • Nevin

      On a date?

      • The_Fixer

        No, just going to the club to dance with one of my buds. Had brunch with him this noon and we decided that the dance floor needs our shoes. I have reached the age that sees me with little dating opportunities.

        • Nevin

          What type of dancing? Love has a way of finding us when we least expect it.

          • The_Fixer

            Basic club dancing. It’s a blast!

          • Nevin

            Hope you have a great time. Its been 15 years since I have been to a club.

          • The_Fixer

            It’s funny, I have gotten looks from some of the others there, but by and large, the millennials who frequent there are very nice people. And once they see me dance, they are won over. I have been told that I’m pretty good. In fact, I met the friend I mentioned by dancing with him.

          • Nevin

            I’m a lousy dancer. I dazzle them with my sense of humor. 😉

          • The_Fixer

            Ya use what ya got!

          • Nevin

            Every little bit helps.

          • Edwin

            I’m a lousy dancer too, but people don’t run me out the door

          • Edwin

            Have fun

          • Edwin

            same

    • 17

      I’m still trying to figure out what all these buttons and dials do, so if your post disappears….it was for science.

      • The_Fixer

        Lol!

    • Nancy

      I hope you have a great time!

      • The_Fixer

        Thanks, Nancy!

      • Edwin

        Neb just posted 3 dots. Guess he’s keeping his blog relevant. (first post in 7 hours)

        • Nancy

          oh, that’s a dying blog.
          maybe they will get into the wine and post music and remind each other how awesome they are and call us more names!

          • Edwin

            I saved that whole conversation– just in case it’s gone now

          • Nancy

            that was sad.

          • Edwin

            Crikey. Posting poetry now.

            —Written words last longer
            Than crowns

            maybe they’re getting boozed up: http://thebannedroom.tumblr.com/post/148702423272/from-here-on-forward

          • Nancy

            not mine-I have all he pics of me in mine-forever.

          • Nancy

            and another one…

          • Nancy

            and now there’s three.

          • Edwin

            I wonder if they are of any significance. (I ain’t reading them.) I wonder where Ricki is, the poor dear.

          • Nancy

            I glanced but really don;t know. I am sure to him they are saying something.

          • Edwin

            yup – must be deeeeep

          • Nancy

            I doubt it…

          • Edwin

            Yup. Not me crying though. 🙂

          • Nancy

            nor I.

  • smkngman3

    “Feds debate releasing Clinton’s FBI interview”

    The Obama administration is urgently debating how to respond to congressional demands for the official report on Hillary Clinton’s three-and-a-half-hour interview at FBI headquarters, as some inside and outside government raise concerns about giving lawmakers access to politically sensitive records of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email system.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/hillary-clinton-fbi-interview-documents-226963

    • Edwin

      What could they possibly have to hide? They work for you.

      • smkngman3

        Ask President Transparency.

        • Nancy

  • towerofbabel

    Here is a short piece on Agnotology, the study of deliberately manufactured ignorance.

    Book Review of Agnotology by Proctor and Schiebinger
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWmB6A7X0xU

    • Dosido3

      I don’t want to know…

      • Edwin

        ha ha

      • towerofbabel

        So we will forgo your misinformation procedure.

    • Nancy

      well it works…

  • 17

    ..

    • Nevin

      Nite 17. Sounds like Mary gets around.

      • Edwin

        the little tramp

        • Nevin

          Good Irish Catholic girls usually are.

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight 17!

    • Edwin

      tee hee

      sleep well

    • The_Fixer

      ‘Night, 17. As usual, it’s been fun. I’m outta here, too.

      • Nevin

        Enjoy your nite Fixer.

      • lindajoyous

        Goodnight Fixer!

      • smkngman3

        Have fun!

      • Edwin

        g’night, Fixer

      • MsPythia

        Hi Fixer. Bye Fixer! ♥!

    • smkngman3

      Later 17.

    • MsPythia

      Good Night!

  • Annaleigh

    I’m not sure if anyone else knew about this (just got back from watching the boob tube), but there was a police shooting in Milwaukee today, things blew up and went bad. Riot police, burning buildings, burning cop cars, etc. Here is a livestream (right now you can see a burning building in the background): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ex414

    Jesus.

    Also, an imam was murdered in broad daylight today in Queens after prayers at the mosque he served…

    • Nevin

      Hi Annaleigh. I knew about the Imam, but not about Milwaukee. Unbelievable.

    • Dosido3

      Wow. Had not heard. Thanks for heads up…

    • MsPythia

      Oh man. Damn.

      • Annaleigh

        *sigh* Yup.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      http://www.provokingleadership.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/white_flag.jpg

      I give up. I just assume every day that another horrific shooting is going to happen.

      • MsPythia

        America is a rogue nation.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          yup.

  • smkngman3

    “Iowan accused of desecrating US flag in oil pipeline protest”

    An Iowa man who flew a U.S. flag upside down under a Chinese flag to protest future placement of an oil pipeline near his home has been charged with desecrating the American banner.

    http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Iowan-accused-of-desecrating-US-flag-in-oil-pipeline-protest-389996562.html

    • Edwin

      We need to get rid of flags– stupid fucking things

    • MsPythia

      That is such bullshit. If you don’t have the freedom to desecrate a flag, you aren’t living in a free nation where you have free political speech. It’s as simple as that.

  • smkngman3

    “Turkey says no compromise with Washington on cleric’s extradition”

    Turkey will not compromise with Washington over the extradition of the Islamic cleric itaccuses of orchestrating a failed coup, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, warning of rising anti-Americanism if the United States fails to extradite.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-yildirim-gulen-idUSKCN10O0EX

  • notisaidthepig
    • notisaidthepig

      This is actually an H. A. Goodman video from a few days ago.

  • notisaidthepig
    • Dosido3

      My theory is they are going to punish anyone who dares to stand up to TPTB. They will lop off their head and put them on a pike and leave it forever as a deterrent and reminder to anyone else who gets an idea to speak truth to power. JMHO.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        In case anyone else went WTF for a minute.

        TPTB – the powers that be.

        JMHO – Just my humble opinion.

        • notisaidthepig

          Such a good Mod!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            😉

          • Edwin

            Do you get a crown with the Mod job?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I don’t think so. Just the nice shiny badge.

          • Edwin

            Dang, Imma have to fire up my virtual magnifier again

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

        • Nevin

          And I thought it was some type of vegetarian dish.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

        • Dosido3

          WTF – what the fudge

      • MsPythia

        The establishment has always been most afraid of progressives in America. And the best thing about progressives is that we don’t give a shit about their agendas, we’ve got our own, and we never, ever stop pushing. No matter how ugly they get. No matter what they try to do to us. And because we never stop pushing, eventually the public will catch up and catch on to the fact that we’ve been right. And that’s how we always win.

        • Edwin

          Like the fight for gay rights. I didn’t care what anyone said to me I was never going to stop fighting. Never ever ever and I never will. (Canada got gay marriage in 2005.)

        • Dosido3

          Well said!

    • MsPythia

      Great article. Posted it to my FB.

      • notisaidthepig

        It’s similar to the Jimmy Dore stuff with Katie Halper. Their vitriol and abuse towards Stein supporters makes no sense.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Of course it makes sense.

          Bernie and Jill supporters share one common thing: We are IDEALISTS. We believe that the world can be better than it is.

          Hillary supporters MAY have started out that way. But somewhere along the way they either sold out or were beaten into submission. And they RESENT anyone else that doesn’t share their misery.

          Another good comparsion comes from Lord of the Rings.

          Originally we have Hillary Supporters in their youth when then actually believed in things. Elves if you will.

          http://orig13.deviantart.net/cbac/f/2013/048/4/0/photorealistic_legolas__orlando_bloom__lotr_by_push_pulse-d5vahj3.jpg

        • MsPythia

          Maybe it’s because their rigged polls are bullshit. Maybe Stein has a lot more support than they’re willing to let on. That means their rigging of the election will have to be a lot more blatant — maybe as blatant as the rigging of the primary. They don’t want to have to go there, even though they will if they have to.

    • This kind of nonsense, and its effectiveness is straight-up due to the cynical and conscious use of the techniques outlined in the video above.

    • Nancy

      excellent-thanks Mr. Pig.

  • Nancy

    FYI

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      They were going to define Clintonism, but decided it wasn’t safe for the kiddies to read.

      • Nevin

        Mayhem, debauchery?

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          yup

      • Nancy

        well yes, that and the adjectives used in the definitions wouldn’t pass any of the word filters.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          lol

    • Rich H

      To Pull a Clinton. To kill someone, literally.

      • Nancy

        ;-O

  • Annaleigh

    Another livestream from Milwaukee: http://livestream.com/accounts/3312495/events/1960383

    • Nevin

      The other live stream you gave cut out on me after about 5 minutes. Annaleigh, do you live in Milwaukee?

      • Annaleigh

        Yeah, the livestreams have been in and out. No, I don’t live in Milwaukee.

  • notisaidthepig

    I hate Dowd but this was a good read. Nothing new though. The last line is chilling.

    <b.The Perfect G.O.P. Nomineehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/opinion/sunday/the-perfect-gop-nominee.html?smid=tw-nytimesdowd&smtyp=cur

    • Edwin

      She gave bush what for after Katrina. It was EPIC!!

    • Edwin

      Great work. Love it.

    • MsPythia

      Yeah, I’m not a huge fan, but that’s a good piece.

  • notisaidthepig
    • Nevin

      I guess we haven’t heeled yet.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Remember HRC (Human Rights Campaign) you endorsed this bitch. Own it.

      • Nevin

        I don’t know why people support HRC or others like them. Its like they throw out some feel good BS while they are hobnobbing with the 1%.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          exactly

    • Nancy

      her foundation?

      • notisaidthepig

        Must be, right?

        • Nancy

          yes.

  • Nevin

    We are really fucked with these two candidates. With Hillary you get foreign wars and with Trump you get domestic war.

    • MsPythia

      Totally agree.

  • smkngman3
  • smkngman3
    • Nevin

      The arrogance of that statement is disgusting.

  • notisaidthepig
    • Wow, I didn’t realize Disqus rendered tweets from their URL. Nice.

  • notisaidthepig
    • SpiffyTheValiant

      WTF someone actually found a flattering picture of Hillary. I didn’t think it was possible.

      • notisaidthepig

        Side eyes are flattering? That smile is fake. Then again, it’s good for her because she always looks awful. This is just LESS awful.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          lol pig.

        • Nevin

          I hate my photo taken. The reason is I can’t fake a smile.

          • MsPythia

            Same. Plus I’m not photogenic. Some people look amazing in every photo, I look strange in most. I hate that.

          • Nevin

            That’s why we are not actresses.

      • Nevin

        Photoshop does wonders.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          That must be it.

  • notisaidthepig
    • notisaidthepig

      “In Montana, we need your help to collect 5,000 signatures from
      registered voters in the state on a specific petitioning sheet to get
      Jill on the ballot. We have until August 17 to do it.”

  • notisaidthepig

    Up-to-date GP ballot access:

  • notisaidthepig
    • MsPythia

      Good.

  • smkngman3
    • Nevin

      Nite Smokey. Seems you have made your bed and all the jazz.

    • notisaidthepig

      Smart doggie!

    • MsPythia

      I love that! Good night Smokey! 🙂

    • Okie Dokie, g’night Smokie!

    • notisaidthepig

      Good night, Smokey!

    • Edwin

      Lol

      good night

    • Nancy

      sleep tight
      😉

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight smokey!

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Aw, good night smokey.

  • RTIII

    As said in a private discussion forum some of you know about – regarding TBR:

    “They are close to 24 hours and the only person posting is OV”

    “It’s so quiet at TBR”

    MY reaction:

    YES, maybe it’s time now to STOP FUCKING GIVING A SHIT whoever or whatever is posted there!

    Ya think?! MAYBE!

    • Nevin

      Allow me the pleasure of posting their demise.

      • RTIII

        … Hasn’t it already happened? -blink-blink-

        • Nevin

          Technically no.

          • RTIII

            Technically, yes. But I don’t care to argue the point. I am curious, however, what your criteria is that hasn’t yet been met.

          • MsPythia

            It disappears, maybe? Maybe they’re out searching for some new recruits… Obviously Neb was even eager to get some of the Shillbots over, so maybe he’ll be successful?

          • Nevin

            No he hasn’t.

          • MsPythia

            Yeah, why would Shillbots go to a place called The Banned Room? They’re not banned at all.

          • RTIII

            As I just replied to Blue, ha! How about a REAL criteria?

          • MsPythia

            That doesn’t mean they won’t hold out hope to resuscitate their blog. They’d better give it a new name though. Hillary supporters aren’t banned anywhere.

          • RTIII

            You’re obviously intentionally missing my point.

          • MsPythia

            I know what you’re saying, but you’re missing my point! 🙂 I think they’re hoping they can get people over there. Neb’s comment about “culling” us to Hillary’s supporters seemed to point in that direction.

          • RTIII

            This morning someone reposted Blue’s little tyrade over on Chatzy and it was FUNNY! But in her last line when she said she was going to destroy them, I was thinking, too late, they’re already done! What more can you do! :))

            So Tinkerbell and I compared it to watching the Titanic sink as we donned the lifeboats and came here, fished the last few stragglers out of the water. And now we can observe the wreck with a submersible – can’t really go there ourselves, but we can watch the deck chairs rot if we want!

          • Nevin

            RT, lets not argue about this. The day I google their site and it doesn’t exist.

          • RTIII

            Crazy idea: anybody can keep any web site going forever so long as they continue to pay the fees, which, in such a case, are damned near zero.

            Pretty bogus criteria. But, I understand why that’s what you desire.

          • Nevin

            I’m not going to argue about that. But…when no one is posting they will be dead in theory. In your comment you did quote me and no one is there to fucking care if the lights are on or not. RT, I am an extremely loyal person, but if you fuck with me. Please allow me the pleasure of seeing their demise after being lied to for many years.

          • RTIII

            Sure, but we, the rest of the sane community, no longer need to hear about how dead their site is, thanks!

            Instead, maybe tell us if there is ever any activity worth bothering with. In the mean time, let the rest of us revel in the fact that their site is dead as the proverbial doornail. The REST OF US can have some satisfaction, thanks.

          • Nevin

            Is the topic of their site off TOS?

          • Edwin

            They disappeared for a couple of days and came back with The Inquisition. Gotta watch those two.

      • I’d say: When one of he site owners is posting their own terrible poetry, for half a day, and no one else is posting or replying, that counts as moribund, if not actually deceased.

        • Nevin

          When you have been used and lied to by two people for their benefit excuse me if I can’t just drop it.

          • MsPythia

            We’ve really been put through the wringer during this primary. I get it. Sometimes we need to vent, and sometimes it takes time to do that. I think it’s healthy. It’s bottling it all up that’s no good.

          • Edwin

            yup

            and lots of us have suffered double (and triple) “whammies”

            Both my big bannings were great public to-dos with all kinds of insults and lies thrown at me and a great many people observing. Not forgetting any time soon.

          • You don’t have to drop it, I’m just saying, don’t get testy. Everyone is going to get over it, and want to have nothing more to do with it, at their own pace. So we all have to accept and make room for it.

            Nobody needs to be angry with anybody who gets sick of hearing about them, nor should anyone who’s not done venting, yet, be angry with those who are.

            This goes out to both you and RT. So many here have suffered because of those folks, so we all need to have empathy for each other.

        • Edwin

          In the front, but what is being cooked up in the back (as they liked to refer to the two faces of their blog)?

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    I have these small baking cups or whatever they’re called from Cost Plus World Market. Used that for the lime “bars”. Could have used more limes, I like it tart but not bad. Could only eat a few bites of it though.

    The recipe according to Edwin
    Ingredients
    Crust:
    14 whole-grain graham cracker squares (7 full sheets) 
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter 
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
Cooking spray
    Filling:
    1 (8-ounce) package 1/3 less-fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature 
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk 
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 
2 teaspoons powdered gelatin (2 sheets)
3 tablespoons boiling water (1.5 oz)
    Directions
    Make Crust: Place graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until crumbs are formed. Add butter, brown sugar and salt and pulse to incorporate, until crumbs resemble wet sand. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray and pack crumbs firmly into the bottom of it. Refrigerate until
ready to use.
    Make the filling: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, condensed milk and pasteurized egg product and beat on high with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add lemon zest and juice and beat until fully incorporated, another 30 seconds. In a small bowl, combine the gelatin and
boiling water and whisk until gelatin is entirely dissolved; let cool 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the gelatin into the cream cheese-lemon mixture until well incorporated. Pour the filling over the crust. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, until filling is firm. Slice into 2-inch squares using a chilled knife coated with cooking spray.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Toad 🙂

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Hey your modness, how’s the struggle?

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          pretty good. You 🙂

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Doing some reading, will wait until you add a few more chapters 🙂

            Surprisingly warm though.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            nice 🙂 well i added chapter 7 earlier.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Yay. Though I do have a ton to read right now so will wait a bit more.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            np

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Thanks.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            So what is our toad up to today? Are you reading up to help with our plans for world domination?

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Right now catching up, in a bit Wonder Woman 🙂

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            nice.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            🙂

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            we had a driveby.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I noticed, good grief.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

    • MsPythia

      Yum — sounds good!

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        It was, though for my tastes needed more lime 🙂

        • MsPythia

          I like my lime desserts really limey too!

    • Thank you, I saw this discussion about this recipe in another thread and I was going to ask Edwin for it.

      Hello Daniel:^)

      Do you want to be called toad, or can I still call you Daniel.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Either one, though Daniel is my real name.

        • Stephanie is my real name as well. Do you prefer that to be private?

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Up to you.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            ^ Toad has no fucks to give if someone finds out his first name, I guess. he’s a badass that way. No fear!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dht6ky9EAfI

          • I just put my real (first) name right out there, but then, I’m bad at remembering names, so it’s a necessary convenience for me! LOL

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            ah 🙂

          • I prefer real then:^)

      • Edwin

        It’s basically Key Lime pie made with cream cheese and instead of being baked it is chilled.

        • Ty edwin

          • Edwin

            You’re welcome. I found it one day and as I have no oven I was happy to find a no-bake dessert. Plus I love Key Lime pie.

          • I don’t think I could survive without an oven. And I don’t mean that literally, but most assuredly figuratively.

            I love to bake:^)

    • Edwin

      I don’t get what the problem was. (Too sweet?) While I mix the stuff/filling up I taste it and add lime to my taste. I like it tart so I add a good extra shot of lime. A lot of people like stuff sweet. I posted the recipe as I got it from the internet. I always adjust recipes to my taste (but I cook, so… )

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    *shines her badge. considers using it.*

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Uh oh, who are you banning?

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        lol no banning.

    • Nevin

      Rethinks what I may have said that offended the Queen, besides not bowing down to her.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        <3 didn't offend me. just thinking about breaking up the potential fight.

        • Nevin

          I don’t see a fight happening. I see people disagreeing cordially.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            😛 Well I was considering stepping in before it became less cordial.

          • Nevin

            I think we like one another enough that we would still stay cordial. Even if one stepped across the boundary we wouldn’t take it personally.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙂

          • Nevin

            There is nothing being said that is going to stop me from coming back tomorrow.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yay

          • Nevin

            That could be a curse.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            A curse? o.o

          • Edwin

            I don’t see anything that causes alarm. Can’t figure out what this exchange is even about. (??????)

    • MsPythia

      Remember — you can be a ROVING Disqus moderator if we’re not acting poorly enough! 😉

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I don’t know what this ROVING thing means…

        • MsPythia

          It’s a joke based on the lies R&N tried to tell people. 🙂

        • Intolerantcentrist

          You’re the Queen of the World ! 🙂

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Yay 🙂

          • Intolerantcentrist

            Seen Magna Dave lately ? I haven’t seen him in a while.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I thought he was with you guys ;/

          • Intolerantcentrist

            No, Dave is wild and free. He’s everywhere. I follow him, but haven’t got anything from him on my feed. He’s usually a prolific poster. Hope he’s ok.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙁 I think this primary kinda broke him. poor guy probably just needed a break.

          • Intolerantcentrist

            Yeah…I know how he could feel. I think I need a break sometimes.

  • 17

    TBR now!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      k?

    • Edwin

      some deep shit

    • lindajoyous

      Good catch, I really like Michael!

      • MsPythia

        Me too! And his buddy Ann Watson. I hope he comes over.

        • lindajoyous

          Dang don’t know how my comment to you got posted a little down the thread, this iis what I said
          Did you look, Neb posed link to this place, oh so funny!

        • Michael

          Red Rover, Red Rover,… ; )

          • MsPythia

            😀

      • Michael

        Mikey likes you, too. ; )

    • lindajoyous

      Lol, Neb gave Michael the link here!

      • Which I think belies where the real problem is located, eh?

      • Because I have read the crap y’all have talked about us for a few days now.

        • Nevin

          Oh look, the liar has chosen to show his face. Don’t you have people at your site you need to moderate?

          • He keeps making ’em, we’ll keep banning ’em, by IP, this time. You’re not welcome here, thanks.

          • Nevin

            Me?

          • Sorry, typed “you” meant “he” corrected now.

          • Nevin

            Thank you. Don’t give me a heart-attack.

          • Aw, I love ya Nev, I wouldn’t ever do you wrong… Well, unless you turned into a zombie and were trying to nosh on my brains. Then I might have to do something drastic! 😛

          • Nevin

            You’re safe, I’m a vegetarian.

          • MsPythia

            I would always advocate for you Blue. 🙂

          • Nevin

            Thank you MsP. Some day we will have to talk about the elephant in the room.

          • MsPythia

            Is there an elephant here?

          • If there’s an elephant and someone didn’t tell me, so I can go give it a friendly ear-scratchin, I’ll be sad. 😉 😀

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            How do I use my mod powehs?

          • Michael

            First, you cup the balls in your right hand, then…

          • I LOL’d

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol oh geez.

          • Nevin

            OK, I fucking like you.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            :))

          • Michael

            My mom called me special. ; )

          • MsPythia

            Hey — mine too! 😉

          • Michael

            She called me her Sunshine because I could always light up her day.
            I miss her. 1936 – 2003 Just 66 years of age. I’m 60…

          • MsPythia

            I just lost my mom this past year. I miss her too. <3

          • Michael

            My deepest sympathies and condolences.

            We all know it is coming but it is still hard when it hits.
            I’m not gonna die. It’s been done. ; )

          • MsPythia

            Thanks dearie. She was not doing well for a long time, so it was both heartbreak and a relief, if that makes sense…

          • Michael

            It does. I hope to go easy (who doesn’t?!), but who knows?
            I don’t mind dying so much but I don’t want to be there when it happens.
            You know?…

          • MsPythia

            Perfectly.

          • Hello Michael I don’t think we’ve met, but welcome:)

          • Michael

            Indeed! I hope you find that I always enjoy sharing a smile. boo! ; )

          • What a relief, I love smiles:^)

          • Michael

            Just wait until you see my grin. Q_o

          • The little arrow on the right of a comment

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I clicked. But don’t see anything.

          • Hmm, I see:

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            maybe i have to register?

          • Nope, Disqus Mods and the WordPress install don’t talk.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            oh ah ha! i figured it out.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            i’m goig to test this out.

          • Nevin

            Maybe use your fairy dust machine.

          • Michael

            Sorry. My bad. zip!

          • Nevin

            Nancy and I talked about it earlier this evening. You know what it is, but have shown such class.

          • MsPythia

            Now I feel dumb. I don’t know.

          • Nevin

            If you have Nancy’s email talk to her.

          • MsPythia

            You’ll laugh, but I just got a new computer and I had all your emails on one page and I accidentally deleted a bunch of stuff that was in my drafts file which is where I stuck them temporarily meaning to put them in my address file. Now, I only have Spiffy and Noti’s addresses because I emailed them recently. I’ve got to take them from you all again. Again I feel dumb!

          • Nevin

            You guys know one another so I am sure one can give you Nancy’s email. Don’t feel dumb, computers are fucking smarter than us.

          • MsPythia

            Not when you’re switching everything all your info from one computer to a new one! All kinds of things have gone wrong! Maybe because my old Apple was like 8 years old and the new one is like trashing stuff in disgust at the old technology!

          • Edwin

            I saved a couple of email addresses in case I ever get stranded in the wilderness I can make contact.

          • MsPythia

            Good! 🙂

          • Michael

            Hey!! I thought I was your Boo. ; (

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3 we are all each other's boos.

          • Michael

            That’s nasty!! I love it! ; )

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

          • MsPythia

            There’s enough love to go around!

          • Michael
          • Edwin

            Hi, Michael. Good to see you.

          • Michael

            You too! How did we end up here?! ; )

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Lol it’s a long story.

          • Edwin

            Ask Neb and Ricki. (But don’t believe their answer. They lie.)

          • Michael

            Everyone lies. Does this laptop make my ass look big? >-<

          • Yuuge!

          • Michael

            Trump that! Hah!

          • lindajoyous

            Lol Michael!

          • Michael

            Stop!! My big ol laptop ass ain’t funny! ; )

          • lindajoyous

            Lol so glad you are here to tease back and forth Michael!

          • Michael

            Me too! It’s been a while since I have been online and didn’t know if anyone would still be here when I came back.
            My life is boring without you funny fucks! ; )

          • lindajoyous

            Glad you like the new place and look forward to seeing and teasing you! You are funny too Michael! 🙂

          • Michael

            I’m always happy to share a smile.
            Tease me, baby. ; )

          • lindajoyous

            Thank you Michael!

          • Michael

            Ditto. (I had to get something to eat. Sorry for disappearing!)

          • lindajoyous

            No problem Michael!

          • Michael

            I cooked a roast with baby carrots, red potatoes, onions, cut green beans with Worcestershire sauce. yummy!

          • MsPythia

            We’re in blog heaven — haven’t you noticed how our comments are floating in space? 😀

          • lindajoyous
          • Michael

            I thought it was just me! ; )

          • MsPythia

            Hahaha! Damn, how I’ve missed you!

          • Michael

            We recognize our own. ; )

          • Is there some visual thing on the site I’m not seeing?!?!?

          • Edwin

            Nice colours. Soothing to our fraught nerves. Also the links are a pretty colour and easy to identify. Our Mod is handsome with his cute little moustache and black hat.

          • I was just nervous about MP’s “comments are floating in space” comment. It’s a hazard of the trade, worrying excessively that I’ve screwed up the design for someone’s browser on a small monitor, phone, whatever.

            😀

          • Edwin

            I don’t know anything about this stuff. I bought a computer here and have self-taught myself everything, from square 1, turning it on. . Not a word of help from anyone.

          • MsPythia

            Well I don’t know what you’re seeing… but this site has an airy look to it, and I like it!

          • OK, as long as there’s not some weird visual error, with random positioning of comments or something like that.

          • MsPythia

            No, nothing wrong that I can see. It’s perfect.

          • WHEW!

          • Short version: Neb and Ricki freaked out on me and started Orgling at me when I suggested a WordPress based site, a couple months ago, so I ran away from TBR, I don’t like Drama Llamas.

            I had pretty much set up this site in anticipation.and 17 and a few others knew of it and when everybody got the same treatment as me just this week, everybody just migrated here!

          • Michael

            Drama ain’t my thing. I’m too copacetic. burp!

          • Edwin

            We thought we were in a safe zone but it turned out to be the lair of a couple of crazies.

          • kreskin

            A culling ? Seriously ? How are they different from the clowns at C & L ?

          • Man, and “clown” is the exact word for Amato & Kuns little vaudeville show!

          • Rich H

            Loeb and Leopold.

          • Michael

            I like crazy! With pecans. ; )

          • Edwin

            Not with those two nutbars >>bleck<<

          • Nevin

            I left their site the night when people from C & L’s showed up. I saw the deletions of comments and expressed my displeasure to Ricki, which she immediately deleted. About a month ago Neb emailed me to come back, which I did. One fucking good thing that came of it is I met some great people and am now here.

          • lindajoyous

            Awe Blue I feel the same!

          • MsPythia

            I’ve always liked your intelligent commentary and wit. We didn’t know each other that well in RS, but I upvoted you a lot in the past. ♥!

          • Nevin

            Actually you hated me MsP. You had every right to. I was a fucking asshole when I commented to you as BlueEyedBull. I mentioned to Nancy tonight, you are not dumb and you know who I am. You never held that against me.

          • MsPythia

            It must not have stung me too much. I did think you were a smart and savvy person, and that is what I did remember.

          • Edwin

            —->>> I left their site the night when people from C & L’s showed up

            How do I miss all this shit? Who came over?

          • Nevin

            I don’t remember their names.

          • Edwin

            good ones?, bad ones?

            friendly ones?, spies?

            (assholes?)

          • I was one of those C&L people, althought I’ve commented all around the Disqusphere.

            I just got banned from C&L a little earlier than most, for repeatedly calling out Susie Madrak and Karoli for their clear bias and attempts to pretend they weren’t biased.

            I guess I’m a trend-setter, always ahead of the group. ROFLMAO.

          • kreskin

            I remember that , it went over like ton of bricks.

            I’d been gone for a few days , showed up again right after the blow up , apparently . The place was deserted , I didn’t know what to think . I asked what had happened . Riki , I think it was , blamed it on Edwin … his obsession with Karoli , said that they got tired of it . Was much more to the story … obviously .

          • Edwin

            And that was 100% lie, Kreskin. That was bullshit they made up. You can’t believe anything they say. They took issue with me the day of the blow up and not before. Never before. It was their excuse to harass me.

          • Edwin

            Got nothing to say to the fucking creep.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Lol I think Unka probably banned him before he could reply…

        • Edwin

          ..

        • Edwin

          ,,

        • Intolerantcentrist

          Face it Neb. You’ve found yourself on the far side of the bridges you zealously burned.

        • Edwin

          No one wants anything to do with you. Enough of your lies. Go away and leave us in peace. You are not wanted.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Edwin, I’m pretty sure he got ban hammered.

          • Edwin

            Can you reply to the banned?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Hmm IDK. Seems to work for Karoli and such though.

          • Edwin

            It seems he’s turned himself into a ghost. Ominous.

          • I think they reply before they remove said comments.

          • Edwin

            and, also, Karoli just lies about it

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            oh hmm

          • File Under: LA!LA!LA!

            http://disq.us/p/1awtt37

          • Edwin

            Oh, Brother!

          • Intolerantcentrist

            Dang…and he was just getting his life together. /s/

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Lol I see t hose claws.

          • Intolerantcentrist

            Go get ’em, Tiger ! 😉

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

          • MsPythia

            Hey you! 😀

          • Intolerantcentrist

            Hiya.

          • MsPythia

            HI! 😀 Glad you’re here!

        • Rich H

          But you didn’t say it wasn’t true.

          • 17

            Now, now. Give him a chance. Just because a couple hundred people across 5 different websites have witnessed and documented the same shit from those two since at least last November doesn’t mean they’ve done anything wrong, does it? Perhaps we’re all mistaken. Hell, maybe we’re all liars, all in league to destroy Ricki just like she says. Maybe one of us stays up late on weeknights planting phony Ricki comments all over the blogosphere just to make her life so miserable. Yeah, maybe that’s it. Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. We should all close our accounts, hang our heads in shame, and leave those poor, poor victims alone.

          • ROFLMAO!

          • 17

            Too soon?

          • Heh. Stop it, or you’ll force him to post more replies on his Disqus thread…

      • Michael

        HOWDY!!! Hah! XXD

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Welcome Michael. 🙂

        • lindajoyous

          Hi Michael good to see you!

          • Michael

            Lindy, Lindy. How have I ever fared without you? ; )

          • lindajoyous

            Missed you alot Michael!

          • Michael

            Stop! You’re gonna make me cry.
            I have missed all of you folks so much!

        • MsPythia

          Michael! Hi and welcome!

          • Michael

            There you are!! ; )

          • MsPythia

            ♥! We’re all here darlin’! Missed you!

          • Michael

            giggity! xoxo

          • MsPythia

            😀 It’s lovely you’re here!

          • Michael

            I’m smiling! ; )

          • MsPythia

            Me too! Can’t help it. I’m even a bit choked up.

          • Michael

            Sorry. I’ll back up a bit. Is that better? ; )

        • Howdy Michael!

          • Michael

            You can’t see me, but I am striking an ancient oriental pose of respect. ; )

  • 17

    I am going back to bed,
    Please take Michael to The Shed.

    http://us20.chatzy.com/24782158920657

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    🙂 Yay, I can feature comments now.

    Enjoy Nevin. Top of the screen everyone. Refresh, if interested.

    • Nevin

      You love me. You really really love me.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        indeed

      • Edwin

        Don’t we all? You are incredible, you little Shadow you.

        • Nevin

          Thank you sweetheart.

          • Edwin

            ♥♥♥

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Congrats on not being a ban hammer virgin anymore.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Oh lol. I’m not a ban hammer virgin, but I didn’t ban hammer anyone here. I just made a featured comment.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          I see that, but I thought you also did a ban, oops.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol 🙂

          • Nope I dropped the hammer on our unwelcome guest. ROFL.

          • MsPythia

            Nicely done, Unka! Quickly and efficiently. The Oracle approves. 😉

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            ^ See guys? I told you so.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Good riddance.

    • “Top of The Screen, ma! Top of The Screen!”

      Heh

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        😉

    • Nevin

      I finally got my crown.

  • Annaleigh

    Ugh, I hate when newscasters keep going on and on about lost business when talking about violence after a police shooting.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      They only care about money.

      • Annaleigh

        Yup.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      There was a reason I waved that white flag earlier lol.

      • Annaleigh

        Oh I know, it all feels hopeless.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          🙁

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    night guys.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Nighty night.

    • Night Spiff..

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight Spiffy! 🙂

    • Nevin

      Nite Spiffy. How being a mod didn’t tire you out.

    • MsPythia

      Good night Spiffy! Congrats on being so mod!

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        lol

    • 17

      G’nite Ma’am 😉

    • Good night Spiffy:^)

    • Edwin

      Good night

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Methamphetamine is being doled out to North Korean construction workers in a bid to speed up progress on a skyscraper in the capital city of Pyongyang, according to reports.

    Project managers are dispensing the stimulant known as crystal meth or “ice” to builders, as pressure to complete a 70-storey apartment block mounts, a North Korean source has alleged.

    http://www.dezeen.com/2016/08/12/pyongyang-north-korea-crystal-meth-methamphetamine-skyscraper-progress/

    • Nevin

      Truth is stranger than fiction.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Yes.

        • Nevin

          I just wonder about the quality of work.

          • Therein lies the rub!

          • Edwin

            Ha ha. It’s North Korea. It doesn’t matter. As long as the facade looks good for the propaganda cameras.

          • Michael

            I was deployed 4 km from the DMZ when his daddy was the Big Kimchi in 1974.

          • Edwin

            I live in Seoul. You wouldn’t recognize Korea today.

          • Michael

            I know! I knew mud streets and no law enforcement at all.
            I had a blast!! ; )

          • Edwin

            Actually it was more fun back when I came here 20 years ago. More do as you will.

          • Edwin

            The truth about N Korean propaganda photos revealed

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Have you seen the inside pictures of that rocket shaped hotel, they don’t care about safety.

          • Nevin

            Nope. Just I am going to have to google it.

        • Edwin
          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Interesting.

          • Edwin

            lots of stuff on the internet

    • MsPythia

      That is not a good thing. It’s crazy.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        I wonder if they would try that here as they keep wanting to increase productivity.

        • MsPythia

          I could see that happening. They don’t have much respect for the proles in this country either.

    • Just like America’s truck drivers.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Yep, but they’ll soon be replaced by automated trucks. They already have some running.

    • Dosido3

      Omg.

    • kreskin

      When I hear stories like that I hope there is a hell .

  • lindajoyous

    Had to look out my bedroom window, someone got pulled over by a cop!

    • Nevin

      Take video so we know the bastards won’t abuse someone.

      • lindajoyous

        Not sure if my camera will work in the dark!

        • Nevin

          I don’t know. I guess the built in light would work.

      • 17

        Think that’ll stop ’em? I watched 5 cops beat the living hell out of a fellow named Rodney King, and a jury told me it never happened.

        • MsPythia

          Seriously.

    • Edwin

      Is the driver still alive?

      • lindajoyous

        Yeah, this town is not that bad!

  • OMFG. I just went and checked out Crooks & Liars for the first time since I got banged, some headlines:

    “Listen To Obama’s Summer Playlist 2016”

    “Hillary Clinton’s DNC – Did People Mostly Like Her?!”

    “Bill Clinton Says Email ‘Scandal’ Is ‘The Biggest Bunch Of Bull’ Ever”

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      My response

      – No

      – I’m pretty sure people don’t like her at all

      – Asshat needs to go away and his wife should be in prison.

    • MsPythia

      It’s gobsmacking sycophancy isn’t it?

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Yep.

    • kreskin

      Shills for Hilz . How pathetic .

      • It reminds me of how bad Amato got right after he and a bunch of other soon-to-be-blantant-shills had their “Brunch With Bubba.” The saddest thing is, they don’t have to pay these people millions to become shills, some crappy hotel food, a photo-op and a dash of psychological compliance techniques is all it takes..

        Look at the list at that link. With the exception of Jane Hamsher, who got Bernie Sanders levels of shit thrown at her and FDL, t’s like a who’s who of 2016 Shillbots.

        • Rich H

          This group couldn’t turn a hamster wheel.

          • kreskin

            LOL

    • Edwin

      That’s a banner day for them. Usually the biscuit-munching Karoli takes her finger out of her ass once an hour to throw up some Trump fear and then gets out her dildo.

      • MsPythia

        LMAO!

      • LOL. Yeah, I didn’t even include the Trump-baiting…

        • Edwin

          It’s 90% of what they post anymore. The feed comes in by Twitter from Brock and Karoli posts. Easiest job in the word. She’s lazy.

    • Left of Eden

      OMFG! Just saw it myself. Here is the #1 comment from “Hillary Clinton’s DNC – Did People Mostly Like Her”?

      RtheK • 4 hours ago
      Despite having the smear, hate, and scandal meters pegged for the last 30 years and all this bullshit about her “unfavorables” the right can’t touch her. She got my vote when she calmly responded for ELEVEN STRAIGHT HOURS to the moronic questioning of that dopey fool Trey Gowdy and his band of Know Nothings. The email ‘scandal’ du jour will eventually wind up on the scrap heap of ginned up conspiracies along with birth certificates, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, and Jade Helm.

      She has been a tireless public servant for her entire adult life-ironically working on legislation that has helped those who are screaming loudest against her. She has scaled the mountains of the Lewinsky affair and a demoralizing losing Presidential bid in 2008. Thru it all she has shown nothing but grace, dignity and a stellar sense of humor. She has a steel spine and I agree with President Obama, she is the most qualified Presidential candidate in history and WILL be a better President than Bill or Barack.

      The retching! Please! Make it stop!!!

      • [Rrralllph]

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Stupid gif isn’t working.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            ..

      • Passes you the puke bucket;) Hello Left:^)

        • Left of Eden

          Wow, I hope it’s a big one. And hello to you as well!

      • The_Fixer

        Excuse me, I have to vomit.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        They think it’s an accomplishment she sat on her butt for 11 hours and let them bitch at her.

      • Rich H

        Let’s just ignore the fact that she continually lied to them. It’s all on youtube. The grand right wing conspiracy my ass – it’s been a tool of self enrichment.

    • Edwin
      • Edwin

        This one is for 17

        tracey marie

        Karoli

        yes I do occasionaly, I know they gang up and flag people they do not
        agree with. Edwin and 17 are seen posting…just flag them and they
        will get banned. He has even accused me of being homophobic and gay
        bashing, a mod deleted then pulled back when another poster admitted it
        was him.

        Karoli

        tracey marie

        Are you flagging those? Our mods have been swamped.

        http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2016/4/22/digital-reconstruction-evaluating-progressive-sites-in-the-wake-of-a-hillary-clinton-nomination#comment-2639159636

        • Rich H

          TM is a total, 100%, certified, Nut Job. To think someone so unstable would have a mods ear to begin with.

      • Left of Eden

        WTF is this?

        From the article,

        but even neutral sites like Crooks and Liars have allowed themselves to be overrun by Bernie Sanders supporters. For the most part, these sites’ pro-Sanders views have caused a self-exodus for the majority of Hillary Clinton supporters but these sites still have had to find ways to deal with some brave stragglers.

        Did I imagine the last 6 months? Was it all a dream?

        • The_Fixer

          I don’t have boots tall enough to wade through that bullshit.

        • Edwin

          I never read the article (it’s TPV). I went straight to the comments because (I think) doupleplusliberal posted it and told me to look at the comments.

          If you have time peruse them all– very revealing. Karoli is a lying douchebag-bullshit-queen.

          Check this out if you have time some extra time: another expose

          http://davefromqueens2.blogspot.kr/2012/12/aaron-walker-denied-and-new-team.html

          (I so hope she reads our threads, here.)

          • Left of Eden

            Holy shit! She attended my alma mater!

          • Edwin

            OMG. I hope you have enough sanitizer at home to disinfect yourself. (now, I will have nightmares.)

          • The_Fixer

            Don’t need to, you have provided abundant proof of what kind of person she is – a doxer and participant in online harassment campaigns. The very worst that the Internet has to offer.

            I am glad you posted the links that proved that. I steer clear of her, she’s the type that can give you untold grief.

  • kreskin

    On behalf of myself I want to thank Unkawillbur for creating this web site / blog , it’s definitely an upgrade.

    Good night , comrades.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      G’night 🙂

    • 17

      Nite Curly 😉

    • MsPythia

      Good night Kreskin!

    • Good night kreskin

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight Kreskin!

    • Edwin

      See ya next time.

    • G’night Kreskin and many thanks for the kind words.

  • 17

    Milwaukee officials plead for calm after unrest wracks city>/b>

    City leaders pleaded for calm after violence erupted for several hours Saturday night on Milwaukee’s north side following a man’s fatal shooting by police earlier in the day, with the mayor imploring parents of anyone at the scene to “get them home right now” after at least four businesses burned and one officer was hurt.

    https://www.mail.com/news/us/4542786-milwaukee-officials-plead-calm-unrest-wracks-city.html#.23140-stage-hero1-1

    • MsPythia

      They plead for calm, but do nothing about the bugfuck crazy police anywhere. Then they wring their hands and whinge about property damage. The message is that people aren’t important, but capital is precious, and they expect us to care and fall in line. It would be idiotic to fall in line with their thinking — it’s all ass backwards.

      • 17

        Civil War’s comin’, and we’re gonna lose some limbs.

        • MsPythia

          Maybe not. It’s been building for quite some time now, and there’s way more of us than them. When/If the people truly rise up, the status quo won’t stand a chance.

          • 17

            We’re still gonna lose some limbs.

          • MsPythia

            Yeah, some of us.

          • Nevin

            This is going to sound trivial, which it is not meant to be, but it is hard enough to get a group of people together for dinner.

          • 17

            Not hard when you’re serving pork.

          • Nevin

            Not nice.

          • 17

            So let me get this straight…they can kill me or my family with impunity, but I can’t call them pigs?

          • Nevin

            As long as we are not talking about Noti I’m good.

          • 17

            If I see him out on the street wearing a blue clown suit sporting a hero badge, he’s fair game. 😉

          • Nevin

            My Noti would never wear blue, it clashes with his pink.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            He’s also a teacher.

          • 17

            Well there ya go!

          • Edwin

            Oh, Yikes.

          • MsPythia

            If you look at this election season, we see that populist ideas were holding sway. Trump and Bernie were the ones who filled stadiums to the rafters with people — who were fully cognizant of the fact that the 1% is screwing us, and that they don’t care about our lives or well being. There are ideological differences to be sure, but in some ways there less air between the left and right among average people when it comes to economic issues, and the militarized police state, and the stripping of rights given to them by the Patriot Acts, and much else besides, than there has been in this country in a very long time. This fact that vast numbers of people are beginning to view their leadership as the source of most of their problems will continue to be a growing danger to the 1% and their gatekeepers the police.

          • Michael

            This.

          • Nevin

            Here is my problem with your argument. Bernie filled stadiums, but it did not translate to votes. I wonder where the disconnect is from seeing a person give a speech to making the effort to go to the voting booth.

          • Michael

            He was robbed. The DNC memos already proved that.

            It was a systemic cheating of the public’s trust.

          • Nevin

            I agree Michael. How much did he lose to election fraud?

          • Michael

            Less than we’ll gain in the next election.
            People are fed up with being fucked over by a few wealthy assholes.

          • MsPythia

            And there is a strong possibility that they murdered Seth Rich — who Assange has now said was the leaker of that info. And, the lawyer who served the papers to the DNC and Wasserman Shultz just dropped dead in his apartment. It’s all very suspicious.

          • MsPythia

            It did translate to votes — Bernie won the primary. Look at the statistics put out by Election Justice USA, and the Stanford and UC Berkeley studies. They’re all pointing to the primary being stolen, and some of the most respected statisticians agree with them. The 1% screwed the 99% out of getting the candidate they wanted on the left.

          • Nevin

            That’s a whole different argument if we are going to talk about election fraud.

          • MsPythia

            You should look at them. It was completely rigged in many states and from one end of the country to the other. And, there was also a concerted and widespread effort to disenfranchise Bernie’s supporters — which I think came from the fact that the DNC was using a computer system that kept track of people who donated to his campaign. I was someone whose registration was magically purged in California, even though I always vote, and even though I’ve lived in the same place for over 10 years. I had to re-register in order to vote for Bernie in California. I checked the status after I saw what had happened in NY. so I knew, but many other people didn’t, and were given provisional ballots when they went to vote. Over two million of those provisional ballots were never even counted in my state, as the studies showed, they were overwhelmingly Bernie supporters.

            You really need to look at those studies — they’re legit, and should be taken seriously. If we had a media who was interested in reporting the truth, people would not be so complacent about the blatant theft of our democracy.

          • Nevin

            I am aware of the election fraud MsP. Maybe I’m stating my position poorly. I’m just tired of people siting on their asses and not doing anything about the corruption in our elections.

          • MsPythia

            All I’m saying is that the animus against this nation’s leadership and their gatekeepers keeps building, and these people of the 1% are so arrogant and self-assured that they’ve got it all locked down in place if we rise up against them that they’re being ever more blatant in their actions. But history shows us that when the people do finally rise up, it comes like a tide that can sweep every last bit of their power away very quickly. You’d think they’d have the sense to know this, and take steps to show people they’re aware of our sentiments, but they don’t. That too is something with a lot of standing precedent in history. They are not that bright.

          • The_Fixer

            It’s not a question of being bright, it’s arrogance. They think that they are in control, and untouchable.

          • MsPythia

            Yup. Making the same mistakes that other royals and aristocrats and oligarchs have made, only to be surprised later on.

          • The_Fixer

            Yes, “Let them eat cake” always backfires.

          • The_Fixer

            Hey, Blue. The disconnect is the voting fraud. I think there were enough votes to make a difference, it’s just that they weren’t counted.

          • Nevin

            Thank you. Your answer was simplistic, but it was the heart of my argument.

          • The_Fixer

            Hey, I am good at simplistic 🙂

          • Nevin

            I hope my analysis was not offensive.

          • The_Fixer

            No, Dear. I think that sometimes, cutting to the quick and distilling things to their essence is very useful. It comes from my job, which is troubleshooting complex electronic problems. It always boils down to the fundamentals.

          • Here’s a good video to watch about the election fraud in California.
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ugmNoanx8

            I hit the wrong post but I still met to post it to you.

          • Nevin

            Stephanie I understand there was election fraud.

      • The_Fixer

        Well said, MsP.

        • MsPythia

          Thanks Fixer! 😀

    • Same kind of words they used to describe people fighting for the right to unionize Same kind of violent response towards them as well.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Gonna crash. Good night everyone and thanks for the recipe Edwin.

    • 17

      Back to bed for me too. G’nite.

      • Nevin

        Do you have an alarm to wake you when a new comment has been posted?

        • Edwin

          Lol

          The scent of Neb (like sulphur)

          • Nevin

            He’s playing the fucking victim at his site.

          • The_Fixer

            The perpetrators always do make a play for sympathy.

          • Nevin

            Hey, how did your dancing go?

          • The_Fixer

            Had a great time! I always do with my bud, he’s great fun. I managed to get a complement on my dancing, which always feels good. It was pretty crowded, but we managed to make a space on the dance floor 🙂

          • Nevin

            Complements are so freely to give, yet few do. I was walking my dog this morning and a neighbor said how gorgeous she was. It put a smile on my face.

          • The_Fixer

            I think that most decent people are free with compliments. Why? Because they’re secure enough to know that complementing someone else does not diminish them. And they know that the smile on your face is worth a million karma points 🙂

          • Nevin

            Unfortunately my dog has a lot of issues. She has to wear doggles because of an eye disease which causes blindness. On our walks I go by this restaurant and found out the workers call her the cool dog. I’ve seen it where she just puts a smile on peoples faces when they see the doggles.

          • The_Fixer

            You know, as bad as we feel for animals in that situation, they take it all in stride and figure that it;s just part of life. The important thing is that you love your dog, and your dog loves you. Anything else is secondary.

          • Nevin

            She should have been an only dog. When my other dog passed unexpectedly last year Mocha and I finally bonded. I feel badly for not giving the love she deserved for so many years.

          • The_Fixer

            Ah, I have been through similar things with my roommate’s cats. We had a sad situation here in the last 6 months. My rooommates were a married couple, she passed away after a long battle with cancer. One of the cats was “her” cat. After she passed, that cat became “mine.” It was the reverse of your situation; this cat, whom I’ve always treated well and showed him affection, started to warm up to me. He was always friendly, but showed little more than a casual interest in me. Nowadays, he is my solid bud.

            The point I am trying to make is that your dog likely recognizes that you took the initiative to bond with him/her. Domesticated pets are pretty emotionally connected and know more about what you think than we’d suspect. Which of course, makes them special to us. Their return of that affection validates those thoughts that we have about our relationship with them. Keep in mind that these wonderful pets don’t assign the same weight to what we may think of as neglect that we do. They are very forgiving.

            Rambling a bit here. In the end, enjoy your bond with your puppy. There’s nothing that can replace that. Don’t dwell on what you think you did wrong in the past; you cared for this dog and he/she knows it. That’s why you were able to bond.

          • Nevin

            Thank you Fixer. I’m trying to get over the guilt.

          • The_Fixer

            I get that. I’ve done things for which I’ve been guilty in my life. My attitude is that once you know that you have not done your best, then it’s really best to try and push the guilt aside. Anytime you dwell on the negative, it is destructive.

            Of course, that is easier said than done. You just have to work at it. The best correction, if you will, for that is to revel in the love. That’s all that matters.

            Wow, we are getting philisophical tonight, aren’t we 🙂

          • Nevin

            Nothing wrong with that. We try to grow and learn. Sometimes I think at 60 years old I have not matured to my age.

          • The_Fixer

            Tell me about it! My younger friends say that I am a 35 year-old guy in a 62 year-old body! Mostly because I can party with them and still keep up ^.^

            But seriously, there’s always something to learn, which makes life worth living. The day I can’t think of the silly side of life and can’t do silly things is the day that life will turn sadder for me.

            It’s really a shame that as soon as we get smart, our bodies give out 🙂

          • Edwin

            I do it because I am all about the sweetness and light. I even fart rainbows. :~>

          • The_Fixer

            Ha! I do it for the love. It;s important, in my mind, to spread the love.

          • Edwin

            I’m in on that game too. ^.^

          • The_Fixer

            I figured that you were. 🙂

          • Edwin

            I bitch and moan about douchebags online, but in real life I’m nice to almost everyone. (There are a few who don’t deserve nice, so I just keep away from them.)

          • The_Fixer

            I understand.

            It’s funny – and I think that there is a long discussion one could have about this – but the Online life is vastly different from our usual social interactions. I liken it to driving – the same person who will hold the door open for you at the local convenience store is the same person who will viciously cut you off in traffic, sometimes endangering your life. Driving in an automobile is very similar to going online in that you are somewhat anonymous. They really don’t know you, so they feel that they have license to abuse you. If they know you, say they are your neighbor, they will treat you more kindly and cut you some slack. I think of it as a failing of humans – we have to know someone in order to treat them well.

            I only treat people shitty online if they treat me shitty first. However, like you, I prefer to not deal with them and would rather keep away from them.

      • Goodnight 17

      • Edwin

        good night, again

      • lindajoyous

        Goodnight 17!

    • Goodnight Mr. Toad.

    • Nevin

      Nite handsome.

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight Toad!

    • Have a good night Daniel:^)

      • Nevin

        Hey Stephanie, glad you decided to not always be a lurker. 🙂

        • I’ve been posting all night long.

          • Nevin

            I see that.

          • I posted last night too and then I read the threads last night, to try and understand what had happened from Edwin perspective.

            I didn’t realize that put me into the classification of always lurkering.

          • Nevin

            Back up. I saw you earlier today upvoting and hadn’t seen you comment. I just thought to myself maybe you were uncomfortable with how we felt about TBR.

          • What does my post Count versus my reading ratio have anything to do with my thoughts on the what happened at the TBR.

            If you want to know how I was feeling and what I was thinking you might just ask me.

            For your FYI I was exceptionally busy today. Where I had time to read, I did not have time to post.

          • Nevin

            I didn’t mention anything about your post count. This has been a hard transition for many. Forget I even mentioned anything to you.

    • Edwin

      Good night. Hope you saw my tip for making it.

    • The_Fixer

      ‘Night, Daniel!

    • MsPythia

      Good night Daniel!

  • Michael

    I was almost persuaded. ; )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AqSKP2Zkak

  • Uh-oh. After midnight. Time to do my Lord of The Rings Online daily quests… 😀

    • Nevin

      Son of a bitch now I want to play the game.

      • It’s Free-To-Play. And there’s a big chunk of Tolkien’s world that’s lovingly rendered, by the folks who have worked on it, for 9 years now. As a game, I give it a C+, but as a tribute to Tolkien’s works, in the landscape and story, I give it a straight-up A.

      • BTW, if you remember the stories, that character is standing in the ruins of Osgiliath.

  • MsPythia

    Good night all — I’m yawning now. Sweet Dreams!

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight and sweet dreams to you too! 🙂

      • MsPythia

        Just brushed my teeth — came back to upvote you all! Mwah!

        • lindajoyous

          Mwah for you too!

    • Nevin

      Nite MsP. Another day of proving we are right.

    • Good night MsPy

    • Edwin

      Nighty night, MsP

    • The_Fixer

      G’Night, MsP. Sleep well!

  • Edwin

    Ha ha. Judging by the comment count per thread, we seem to dig the open threads.

    (I told you were a hard to control lot. The good news is we are very l♥vable.)

  • Nevin

    My last rant and than I am done. Don’t know how to post screen captures so hope this works.

    Nevin’s Shadow Again

    a few seconds ago

    Neb, you are not a victim here. You have backstabbed too many
    people. Ricki can’t go anywhere to post as she has been banned. This
    was her last fucking hurrah and she fucked it up. Did she tell you she
    posed as a man and said her wife had been murdered?

    I absolutely
    despise you because my friends, trusting me, took you under their wings
    and your payback was to trash talk about them. Seek help as you are a
    mentally disturbed individual.

    You and Ricki don’t have a site
    anymore. What little reputation you had is gone and never can be
    recovered. You and Ricki are a laughingstock. The only good thing that
    came out of your site is those that fled to a better site.

    As your friend I would have done anything for you. Now I hate to see the ugly side of me that will see to it you are destroyed.

    • Edwin

      Hurray for you!! You’re way nicer than I would have been. I’m behind you 100%, Nevin.

      If you weren’t stalked and abused by those two you may not get it– how fucking freaky and creepy it was. They are goddamn monsters. I despise them.

      • Nevin

        I heard what they did to you Edwin. I am trying to wrap my head around two people that can abuse another individual.

        • Edwin

          What’s even sicker, their blog wasn’t about news and politics, it was about attracting in new victims to toy with.

          • lindajoyous

            Yeah and I was strung along for the ride! In the last few days I have learned a lot more about Ricki! I only knew what happened with 17, Cathy and Rt. I was reading that at plumchili blog how she treated MagnaDave, I’ve met Spiffy, Magnadave, Nancy and Mitt all about the same time. Dave is one of the sweetest people I’ve met on the internet! That makes me angry to hear that.

          • Edwin

            We gotta take them down for good!

          • lindajoyous

            They won no brownie points from me! Like I said to 17 I didn’t like being put in the middle of what was going on. At that time I wasn’t taking anyones sides, Now that I have learned so much, I do not want people like that in my life!

          • Edwin

            I don’t even fucking know them!!!!!!!!!!!

            Ricki plays up like she was my friend, but I don’t know her. I met Neb when I went to TBR. Never met him before in my life.

          • lindajoyous

            I’ve know Ricki for quite awhile, we all used to post at Rawstory and Political together, had no idea she was like this until the last 4 months!

          • Edwin

            She acts like we go way back, but we simply do not. When she invited me to TBR I didn’t really know who she was.

            of course she’ll say I’m lying

          • lindajoyous

            Wow and you had her pegged in a short amount of time, I’ve know of her for over 2 years. I didn’t see the signs until lately! Sorry you had to go through that Edwin!

          • The_Fixer

            Me, too. I had seen her comment a few times at C&L, and that was it. I wandered into TBR one day and she treated me like I was a long-lost friend.

            That should have been a warning sign.

          • Edwin

            exact– me too

          • The_Fixer

            The more people she can suck into her vortex, the better. That’s how these people operate.

          • lindajoyous

            Now we know that hopefully there will be no more victims!

          • The_Fixer

            Best of all, it will take little effort from us. They will do it to themselves.

          • lindajoyous

            The thing is there will be more victims now that we are all here!

          • The_Fixer

            I think that the blog will die before she has a chance to drag many more people into her cesspool.

          • lindajoyous

            Sure hope so, those two need help, meds or something!

          • The_Fixer

            It is sad, but yes. I don’t know about Neb, but Ricki is certainly in need of a mental health professional. If Neb thinks that she is right, then he is in need as well.

          • lindajoyous

            I have enough problems in my own life to deal with that stuff!

          • Edwin

            Spinning a new web somewhere. Hey kids, want some candy?? Come in, come in. Welcome.

          • The_Fixer

            Yes, we love you until you disagree with us, or until we decide that you’re conspiring against us.

          • lindajoyous

            Yeah total manipulation! Then bam before they knew what was going on!

          • Edwin

            >>>>>> new messages tbr

          • lindajoyous

            I read that long comment and learned somemore! No wonder she said no to AlleyPanther when I mentioned about inviting him, he’s a nice guy a lots of fun to be around!

          • Edwin

            Like pushing someone down the stairs.

          • The_Fixer

            No problem with that 🙂

    • lindajoyous

      Well said Blue!

      • Nevin

        Thank you Linda. I’m pissed. You don’t fuck with my friends.

        • Edwin

          I’m pissed at the nerve of them to think it’s OK to fuck with anyone.

          Then last night they taunted us and laughed about it. Psychopaths!!!

          • The_Fixer

            Don’t give in to that, just laugh at their ridiculousness.

          • Edwin

            I plan to do whatever I can to fuck them up. :~>

          • The_Fixer

            Understand. As long as you approach it with the right attitude, which I think you are.

          • Edwin

            I’m no hacker or anything. I do have about a zillion cheerleaders populating the net though. :~>

            I don’t give up when someone wrongs me like that.

          • The_Fixer

            Yup. I don’t look good in typical cheerleading garb, but am happy to be in that club. And I totally understand. There’s only so many times you can get shit on before you simply have to fight back.

          • Edwin

            ………….. Psst, I really don’t have any cheerleaders, but tracey marie said it about me at TPV, and the Karoli (mysteriously) said the same thing in our big blow out which led to Purge #2 (and drove us all to TBR) and since then it just stuck

            I can’t help if if I am more popular than her because I am friendly to people and people dislike her because she is a lying-douchebag c#n’t say that word.

            http://crooksandliars.com/2016/05/open-thread-smart-doggie#comment-2701000719

          • The_Fixer

            Oh Jeebus.

            What I fail to understand is that these people don’t quite get that all of the people who call them out can’t be wrong.

            If it’s just one person, then being suspect is a reasonable tact to take. However, when there’s 10, 20, 30 people involved, shouldn’t that tell you something?

            Logic would tell you that they are treading on thin ice.

          • Edwin

            Brock told the blogs to dump the progressives because Hillz is going to play for centre-right Republicans. End of story.

          • The_Fixer

            D’Oh! I forgot that logic has no part in this!

          • lindajoyous

            Is both Hillary and Bill closet republicans? I don’t know politics as much as all of you!

          • Edwin

            Yes.

          • lindajoyous

            🙂

          • HITO

            Woke up at 4am so I could do laundry and use the dryer before it hits 100 again. Had 2 teas, did dishes, another load of laundry and came in here thinking all would be quiet on the western front. lol.

            Half-hour reading through that Crap&Loons thread you linked. I told you I never went back after they took out Bede…and to read that bit of insanity made me glad I didn’t. Karoli, thou doth protest too much in defense of Shelley. I miss the clarity of Cthulu.

          • Edwin

            That was the big showdown where she finally got to ban me based on lies she made up on the spot, and she, incidentally, had inadvertently deleted all the evidence against me just minutes prior so no one could see it. Yup.

          • HITO

            Ego size has been the undoing of many a blog.

          • Edwin

            Ha ha ha. Now let’s fuck them up, troops. :~>

        • The_Fixer

          One of the reasons I love you <3

          • Nevin

            {{{blushing}}} I will always have your back Fixer.

          • Edwin

            a true love story

            🙂

          • The_Fixer

            What, as a gay guy, you’ve never had a torrid platonic relationship with a Lesbian? Why, you’ve never lived!

          • Nevin

            I hate the word lesbian. I am a gay woman.

          • Edwin

            will remember

          • Nevin

            Thank you.

          • The_Fixer

            Understand, and will remember. I always thought that the word sounded kind of alien, to tell you the truth. Forgive me?

          • Nevin

            It is just how I feel Fixer. I’m sure there are lesbians that like the word.

          • Edwin

            No, probably not. :~>

          • The_Fixer

            Smartass!

          • The_Fixer

            I am all for people being addressed as how they want to be addressed. I am glad you mentioned it so now I know.

          • The_Fixer

            You know I’m right there, standing behind you, ready to jump in to defend you 🙂

          • Nevin

            Behind me, really. ;P

          • The_Fixer

            In a good way 🙂

          • Edwin

            Yeah. Not the other way Nevin.

            (Maybe we need to get a room now.)

          • The_Fixer

            Ha! If we did, we’d spend the night talking about dogs and politics!

          • Nevin

            So true.

          • The_Fixer

            Well, it’s nearly 6:00 AM here, I think it’s time for me to hang it up. It’s been a pleasure conversing with you, Blue, and Edwin. Have a good morning (or whatever it is in Edwinland!) and take care. I’m out.

          • Edwin

            good night

            >>> new messages at tbr

          • The_Fixer

            One last – that whole reply chain to Blue is nothing more than manipulation and baseless slamming. Those people have no shame.

            Out and sleeping 🙂 Maybe.

          • lindajoyous

            Well crap, I’ve known Alleypanther and he is a nice guy, I don’t what went on between them. geeze the plot thickens!

          • lindajoyous

            Goodnight Fixer!

          • The_Fixer

            Ah, Linda! Didn’t realize you were here! G’night/Morning!

          • lindajoyous

            I’ve become a night owl since I don’t work anymore and afraid to sleep at night after I woke up to a complete stranger in my house a few years ago! Goodnight and goodmorning!

          • The_Fixer

            Ouch! That must have been terrifying. I have been a night-owl since I was a teenager.

          • lindajoyous

            Thank you, it scared me more after the police got there and frisked him. he had big butcher knife in his pocket. For years when I worked at a plywood mill I had to work a month of day shift, then and month of swing shift. Got tired of it and went to graveyard shift!

          • Nevin

            You and your fucking rooms. 😉

          • Edwin

            ^.^

            (all the better to abuse me)

          • The_Fixer

            Ha and Lol!

        • lindajoyous

          You are very welcomed, I left a comment down thread to Edwin at her giving MagnaDave and bad time. He is a good friend. I feel the same about friends as you do!

          • Nevin

            I haven’t seen Dave in a long time. You are the second person that brought up his name today. From what I have heard he is retiring MagnaDave. If you are in contact with him let him know BlueeyedBull is thinking about him.

          • lindajoyous

            If and when I see him I will, some of them don’t come to chatzy much because political!

    • Edwin

      -someone is typing-

    • Edwin

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> new messages

      • lindajoyous

        Well whoopy tee do, I had my best friend in real life for close to 40 years shit on me. Now we are no longer friends! There are only two of them, and there is a lot of us on the internet affected by this! So who is more credible here, I say we out number them!

        • Edwin

          I like how Neb dehumanizes me. That’s what psychopaths do to their victims. (Asks Nevin)

          What the fuck is an Edwin to you compared to me? Seriously??

          • lindajoyous

            Yeah it is all about them! Well an Edwin is a guy on the internet who has been nice to me and very glad to have met him!

          • Edwin

            thx

            I guess that’s better than stalking and abuse. Neb needs to clue in

          • lindajoyous

            Yeah he does!

          • HITO

            Minimizing is far more insulting than generalizing.

            Yeah, that sentence of his was an eye opener.

          • Edwin

            Not for me. Those crudbuckets will say or do anything. They are sick fucks.

          • HITO

            He never imagined you’d see it. Or – he couldn’t wait for you to see it.

  • Edwin

    posted for me by ricki the boozehound-lush-ditchpig-douchenozzle-hag

    https://klawguru.com/2015/03/14/south-korea-how-cyber-defamation-can-land-you-in-jail/

    • HITO

      aw jeez, that wasn’t necessary. Childish.

    • cathyx

      Always threatening, isn’t she?

      • Edwin

        she never gonna stop

        • cathyx

          What kills me from her rant is, EVERYONE is wrong, and poor Ricki is the victim. Her questions she poses shows that she takes absolutely no responsibility in anything she’s done, in fact, it’s like she talks like she wasn’t even aware of her role in what happened.

          • Edwin

            …..

  • Edwin

    time to starve those 2 of oxygen

    • cathyx

      Hey Edwin, 17 needs to write a rebuttal.

      • Better to follow Edwin’s advice and let them stew in their own juices. Anything else is just riling up a rabid dog and asking to get bit. And even if the dog is toothless, you’ll still get rabies.

        • cathyx

          True Unka. Hopefully everyone is now aware of how much she lies. It’s been such a long slog for 17 and me when no one believed us and took Ricki’s side of things, I can’t help but want to go into defense mode. I need to trust that everyone won’t fall for her bullshit anymore.

          • My experience is this: That personality type thrives on the interpersonal conflict. You’re not hurting them or teaching them a lesson by continuing contact, you’re giving them exactly what they want: Your attention, no matter how negative.

            And the worst part is: The longer one does it, the more entangled, psychologically, one becomes and the more like them one becomes.

          • Now, because this has gotten too heavy, let’s wrap up all that advice in pop-music lyrics:

            There’s a weapon
            That we must use
            In our defense
            Silence

            When you look at them
            Look right through them
            That’s when they’ll disappear
            That’s when we’ll be feared

            It doesn’t matter what they say
            In the jealous games people play
            Our lips are sealed

            Give no mind to what they say
            It doesn’t matter anyway
            Our lips are sealed

            https://youtu.be/r3kQlzOi27M

          • He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
            Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146

          • Edwin

            she pulls some very cunning stunts.

          • All to keep you trapped on her orbit. The worst thing you can do to that kind of personality-type is to ignore them. Everything else just feeds their psychological needs.

          • cathyx

            It’s a lose lose situation. Ignore her, and she ramps up. Give her attention, and she ramps up. I ignored her for a long while, she persisted, i eventually spoke to her, and she let loose. But you’re right. Engaging her isn’t healthy at this point. We all need to move on.

          • Ignore her, and you ignore her. She will move on, once you stop feeding her need for attention. Seen it a dozen times in my life, and finally, a decade and a half ago, got a shrink’s advice on how to deal with these kind of people and it works:

            Just stop feeding their psychological need for conflict, and they’ll seek it elsewhere. There’s nothing you can do to stop them, or help them, unless you’re a trained psychologist. They will only become more shrill for a short time, seeking to re-engage you, after they see you really won’t feed their needs anymore, they disappear from your life in a puff of smoke.

          • Edwin

            All good advice. Still they needed a few good swift kicks to the head, the d-bags. :~>

          • That’s what they need alright, and what they want. If you want to continue to entangle yourself into their illness, that’s your choice, but you’re only risking becoming like them: You’re serving them and their needs, by such behavior.

            That’s the honest (and in my experience accurate) advice given to me by a doctor who treats things like BPD and NPD.

          • cathyx

            Will do, and i will advise 17 accordingly.

          • Edwin

            i was going for the play on words there…. oh, nevermind

          • I know, but I just look at what she says, and I see a picture forming of a certain type of disorder that I’ve encountered before and I like you too much to see you get caught up in it. Because some psychological disorders can be contagious too, if you spend too much time around them and I don’t want to see you go that path because it would ruin a great person!

          • Edwin

            No danger of that. I made their blog crash and burn …(well, actually they did but it’s not as good a read that way.) They lose –(I win!!)– Ha fucking ha!

            But I get you’d like to move on with your blog. We only have a few months left to kick Clinton around. And they gonna be heeps of bullshit coming down the pike.

          • Edwin

            happy dance goes here

          • Honestly, for me, it’s more about worrying for you, and a couple others. These open threads are huge a little venting doesn’t hurt them. But I’ve seen people go down the road with the kind of bad personalities you’ve been dealing with, and they waste A LOT of their lives in the process, like years, sometimes!

        • s k

          I agree, don’t feed the beast, they thrive on conflict.

    • s k

      I stopped debating people years ago that lie better than I can tell the truth.

      • Edwin

        It’s not really a debate. It’s kicking them when they are down.

  • TVASPEN is now Shaykayvah

    What the fuck is going on?

    • cathyx

      What do you mean?

      • Edwin

        (ha ha)

    • Edwin

      what do you mean?

      • cathyx

        I was first.

      • TVASPEN is now Shaykayvah

        I feel like a ping pong ball, all the drama, I’m out of the loop.

        • Edwin

          Hmmm… we are trying to move on (seriously) maybe if you peruse the last couple of open threads it will be very clear. Tons and tons of posts about it. If yu still have questions…

          There is a lot to sift through and everyone has their own experiences to tell. (ricki and Neb are stalkers)

        • cathyx

          Actually, if you just read this, you will have your answer.

          http://plumstchili.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-banned-room-just-sent-me-this-pile.html

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          It’s a very long story.

  • Morning Open Thread is up and running

  • s k

    Good Morning!

    For millennial voters, the Clinton vs. Trump choice ‘feels like a joke’
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/for-millennial-voters-the-clinton-vs-trump-choice-feels-like-a-joke/2016/08/13/306d85a2-609c-11e6-8e45-477372e89d78_story.html?utm_campaign=pubexchange&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=huffingtonpost.com#comments

    But in interviews this past week with more than 70 young voters in nine states from diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and careers, it is clear their mood is decidedly different from previous elections. Despite their varied lives, most of those interviewed shared a disgust with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump so intense that it is pushing many beyond disillusionment and toward apathy.
    The message coming from America’s rising generation is ominous, and it carries ramifications after the November election. No matter who wins, they don’t think the next president will address their concerns or even have an impact on their lives. They have grim expectations for their government and have stopped looking to Washington for solutions. Why? Because they see it as too gridlocked — and its leaders too corrupted.
    These voters were embarrassed and ashamed that Clinton and Trump are the best the country has to offer. Of the more than 70 millennials interviewed by The Washington Post, only a small fraction sounded genuinely enthusiastic about a candidate.

    • cathyx

      It feels like a joke, because it IS a joke.

      • s k

        They see through the bs, they know the primary was rigged from the beginning.

        • cathyx

          And if enough of them get to know Jill Stein, she could perhaps pull this off.

      • upvote +1000

      • Rich H

        I wish it were, I think we’d be better off with two actual comedians.

    • cathyx

      you should post this on the new thread.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Yeah -_- The x percentage of my generation that haven’t completely tuned out completely, are PISSED. It’s nice that you guys noticed.

      • s k

        My youngest of four is 27, they tried that Hope for Change bs and watched things get worse the last 8 years. Yeah your’e right, they are pissed.

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