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It may be unprecedented, in the last 35 years, but a major media outlet has actually decided to actually give serious treatment to a true-left party’s presidential candidate, Jill Stein.

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka are the Presidential and Vice presidential candidates representing The United States’ Green Party. They offer the only true alternative platform seeking to turn away from the right-wing economic policies of the last 40 years, policies embraced by the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties and represent a truly libertarian platform, opposing privatized prison, the surveillance state and endless wars, while promoting equality and access in education, health care and labor.

For those of us with the appropriate cable subscription, the debate will be shown on CNN and streamed on their site. For those without cable, you may be able to watch the event at the embed above, or at this link.

Join us tonight to chat about CNN’s Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka Town Hall.

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  • SpiffyTheValiant

    CNN is actually covering something besides airplanes. It’s a miracle!

    • Hallelujah- real news who would have thunk it

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Some intern must have pulled a fast one on them.

  • dayanmao

    Excellent, thanks.

  • Oh, god. They right off the bat described Jill Stein as “Fringe” I think that pretty much sets the tone for the night.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      The fact that they are having her on at all, is shocking. You didn’t actually expect fair treatment?

      • No, but, still…

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          They want to rip her to shreds to save Hillary. We’ll see what happens.

          • She’s been good at deflecting assholic lies before, let’s see. I’m also excited to see how Ajamu performs in the media firing line.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

        • MsPythia

          No respect. But keep in mind it’s the Clinton News. Network

  • Twitch stream is running.

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    Evening kids.

  • MsPythia

    Hi everyone! πŸ˜€

    • [waves enthusiastically]

      • MsPythia

        πŸ˜€ Happy to be here

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      hai ms πŸ™‚

  • LOL: Greifer’s stream is ahead of the official CNN stream, for me.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Intro skit was actually pretty flattering so far.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    They’ve looked over the questions to make sure they don’t overlap :)) Sure. sure.

    • LOL. Overlap with reality. o.O

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        More like make sure they don’t hurt clinton.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Hmm she’s going for the librarian/teacher tone.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Jill, I wanted to see more color in the outfit. I get she is probably going for a more serious look though. Thank God she doesn’t wear those ugly pearls like Hillary does.

    • She actually took care off herself, she would look good in most anything.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        yup.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Audience: O.O Are we allowed to clap? *few claps…looks around to see if security will drag them off.*

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    Who in their right minds wouldn’t want these things?

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Answer: Most Americans aren’t in their right mind.

      • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

        Yeah, I know, it was kind of a rhetorical question.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          πŸ˜‰

  • MsPythia

    She’s the bomb. Love her. So articulate.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    :)) Not clinical medicine, but political medicine. Yes, keep that one.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Smile VP. Smile! You are on camera.

    • I kind of like that he (almost) always looks like he takes the conversation seriously.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I’m talking about optics here.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Held hostage.

    Ding ding. he nailed that one.

    • “elite parties” BANG!

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        πŸ™‚

    • MsPythia

      You’re a few seconds ahead of me!

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I’m watching it on tv.

  • cathyx

    Someone is going to need to do a recap, the livestream ain’t happening. I remember this from another cnn livestream, it doesn’t work.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      kk

    • Did you try the twitch link? it’s working great for me.

      • cathyx

        Thanks, yes, that’s much better.

    • smkngman3

      Link above works fine.

  • MsPythia

    I like him.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      He reminds me of a mellow Cornell West.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    As you well know there’s a committee.

    YOU MEAN THE SPANISH INQUISITION?

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Jill is going to shred that stupid committee.

    (She seems to have a cold…)

    • MsPythia

      She’s been campaigning. Shreds the throat.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Yeah. But I just dont’ want anyone to try to pretend she isn’t healthy.

      • LOL: Jinx, Jinx, you owe me coke!

        • MsPythia

          πŸ˜€

    • She’s been campaigning like all get out, her throat is probably suffering. Someone get her some “Gollum Tea”.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        yeah.

  • YEAH, slam the debate commission! Rigged Uniparty org!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Want it played all over the Internet. Needs to go viral.

  • MsPythia

    YAY!

  • I like that the applause gets more participation as things are progressing.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      I think the audience was scared to clap. probably think the black helicopters are going to get them.

  • smkngman3
    • MsPythia

      Jill is my idea of a first woman president. I notice that Shillz uses the conservative term “female.”

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Hope the screen name is accurate.

  • cathyx

    Hillary is the worst person. ‘Nuff said.

    • MsPythia

      Exactly.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    HOW DARE YOU SAY MEAN THINGS ABOUT OBAMA?! – Moderator.

  • “social justice” LOL They just lost any Gamergate Wankers they hadn’t already. ROFL!

  • MsPythia

    They limited the number of people that could be there, in an attempt to undermine them. Make them seem fringe with not much applause.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Apparently the entire thing is going to be. Okay you got your intro. Now tell us why you hate Obama and apologize for it.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Omg Hillary is going to have a seizure. Someone told the truth about Obama.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: We can’t talk about issues. YOU CALLED OBAMA A NAME! That’s what is important here.

  • MsPythia

    There’s no good Tom! Hahaha! Go Ajamu!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      I quite like him. He’s remaining calm after being asked the same bullshit question five different ways.

      • MsPythia

        Yes. He’s known for that.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Poor Jill just said longer conversations, not sound bites.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: πŸ™ Jill, he was mean to Obama. Why did you pick him?

  • RTIII

    I am SO annoyed; nothing I’ve tried so far is working to watch the live-streaming! X-(

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Don’t worry, I’m sure that youtube will have it.

      • And I’ll replace the live stream ember with the YouTube video.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          yup

      • RTIII

        I’m trying that now – good idea, seem to have found it but I’m on my FOURTH FUCKING COMMERCIAL IN A ROW?! X-(

        • RTIII

          Now on the SEVENTH commercial?! WTF?!

          • cathyx

            they have to pay for it somehow.

    • Not even the twitch stream, directly from the twitch page?

      • RTIII

        Not even.

      • cathyx

        It’s working for me.

    • MsPythia

      Commercial now. Have you updated your Adobe Flash recently?

    • Same here, I should have broke out my laptop, it may have handled the streaming better.

  • s k

    Maybe he should have called Obama Corporate Tom

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: A range of issues. Yup, that’s a diverse range of “issues.”

    Moderator: You made fun of Obama.

    Moderator: You called Obama an uncle tom.

    Moderator: Jill, why did you pick someone who is so mean to Obama?

  • Audience Questions. Let’s see what CNN has allowed on the air.

    My bet for first question: “Why are you an Antivaxxer?”

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Second question: Why are you even bothering to run?

      • LOL, yep, like the whole “I’m 5’4″ idiot.”

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          lol

    • MsPythia

      Yeah. I’m expecting that it’s Shillbots and Shillz campaign who have crafted the message.

    • s k

      Don’t forget about anti-wifi

      • Oh, god. That’s yet another mountain of bullshit they built on a framework of 5 words.

  • OK, I despise those “look at me” sites like twitch, but in the future, since I can get CNNgo, I’ll set up a private twitch channel, just for us and stream to everyone.

    • MsPythia

      I love you UnkaWillbur. <3

    • towerofbabel

      I love you too–platonically.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    College student: I liked Bernie. But I’m leaning Hillary Clinton…

    As long as she leans Hillary Clinton, she’s “allowed” to speak. I hope she lied about that so she could speak and isn’t actually leaning towards her.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    *College student nodding head like yeah, that’s bullshit. *

    I can’t tell if she’s sad or bored.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Okay that was a lip quiver, she’s close to tears.

  • MsPythia

    She is hitting it out of the park!

  • Oh shit, that was the perfect response to wishy-washy Sanders fans!

    I sincerely think that it’s possible that answer may have just moved Stein’s polls significantly.

    • MsPythia

      YES! πŸ˜€

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: You were mean to Obama AND Bernie. YOU MEANIE FACE.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    -_- Look I love Bernie, but that was such bullshit. Bernie is a big boy. He understands that people aren’t always going to gush his praises.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    o.o dripping with blood…

  • RTIII

    The you-tube stream works. Thank goodness, just happened to connect at the start of a 12 commercial barrage…

  • MsPythia

    Ajamu is right about that. The Green Party is more progressive than Bernie was on foreign policy.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: I’m going to ignore everything else you said. Why didn’t you feel the bern?! (As if I supported Bernie.)

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    New rule. Whenever someone says purist. They should be slapped with a dead fish.

  • MsPythia

    He’s doing GREAT. And he’s right.

  • doubleplusliberal
  • SpiffyTheValiant

    The Marine looks close to tears.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: I just harassed you throughout this town hall, but good for you. You served in the military. Now I’m going to kiss your ass.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    -_- Sorry, that is a dumb question.

    Do you consider Isis a threat?

    Excuse me, my good sir…while you were serving, did you suffer a blow to the head? That is a STUPID question.

  • RTIII

    This is the first I’ve heard the Veep speek; he is, relatively speaking, terrible. She far outclasses him.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      I think he’s doing fantastic. The moderator needs bitch slapped.

    • cathyx

      I disagree.

    • He’s definitely new to it. Not terrible, IMHO, just less practiced.

  • cathyx

    Baraka is the only one to serve in the military who is in the race, lol. The peace party!

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Oh fuck Jill didn’t fear monger and said Isis wouldn’t launch a major attack against us. -_- there went 70% of the sheep that make up our electorate.

    • I think a lot of people are just waiting for someone to speak up like Jill. I think they believe the truth, that Jill spoke, but they’re afraid, feeling isolated, by the propaganda that surrounds us.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        The propaganda is DEEP.

        • And that puts us all in deep silos, which makes it hard to see those around us, even when they share our truths and values.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yea

    • MsPythia

      I love her. She’s made of steel when it comes to defending her positions. Fantastic.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I do too. I’m just pointing out that we are a nation largely of cowards that shake under their bed at the word isis.

        • RTIII

          I don’t agree; the media wants us to be afraid and is trying to make it sound normal to be afraid.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Well they do a damn good job of it. Agree to disagree.

            My own personal experience, limited as it is, tells me quite differently. I think I told you about what happened in my psychology class.

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    Troof!

  • MsPythia

    Peace Offensive!

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Someone wake this audience up.

  • BAM! Fuck you Mr. moderator!

    • MsPythia

      I’m loving this SO MUCH!

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: :O You’d shut down ALL the bases?! (nooooo, don’t take my favorite toy.)

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    πŸ™‚ Enormous incompetancy of U.S. policy in Middle East = what caused Isis.

    You win, Sir.

  • MsPythia

    Yeah, call out that incompetency! Thanks Shillz!!!

  • MsPythia

    Militarism Sold to the American People. Thank You.

  • smkngman3

    Good answer Baraka.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    -_-

    Do you currently believe in God?

    DISQUALIFIED.

    Dumb question. Dumber than the marine. I expected better from a teacher.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    -_- Well I guess the teacher is buying it. She’s grinning at the answer.

  • MsPythia

    Agnostic. Jill is agnostic. I love that.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      That sounded more like Atheist to me. But I guess it could be agnostic.

      • MsPythia

        She has said that before.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Yeah but to such a large audience.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Holy shit. Stein just said she’s not actively practicing a religion.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    THAT IS HISTORICAL. A CANDIDATE JUST SAID THEY AREN’T RELIGIOUS.

    • MsPythia

      Bernie went there too, though.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Not as bluntly.

        • MsPythia

          True.

  • WOW. She tread that tightrope like a pro.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Unka called the vaccine bullshit.

    • MsPythia

      We knew it.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        yup

        • MsPythia

          Talking point.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            indeed.

            she’s pursing her lips. She’s soooo upset that Jill didn’t say she was anti vax.

          • MsPythia

            Shillbot idiot.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            -_- Idk who pissed me off more, the religious teacher or the vax “doctor.”

          • MsPythia

            You can tell it’s the Shillbot Brigade in the room. That’s why the applause is so sparse too.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I want to see the camera angle behind them . I expect guns are being held to their heads.

          • MsPythia

            Nah, it’s the Clinton News Network. They planned out who would be in that room weeks ago.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

          • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

            They both were really shitty in their roles.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Complete embarrassments to women.

  • We knew it would come, sooner or later…

    • towerofbabel

      Yep.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Just so everyone knows.

    whenever they give a fancy job title, apparently that is our cue to realize a dumbass question is going to follow that makes you wonder how they got those fancy degrees.

  • MsPythia

    Yay! Jill just slammed their bullshit.

  • “The idea that I oppose vaccines is completely ridiculous.”

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Damn happy that woman wasn’t my peditrician. She probably would have treated my hangnail as I was bleeding to death. What a stupid question.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Oh the dumb “doctor” in the audience smiles at science geek.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Can we have an INTELLIGENT woman ask a question?

  • RTIII

    The vax question was key, glad they got that in there…

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      They weren’t going to not have that asked. It’s their only line of attack.

      • towerofbabel

        And Jill turned it to her advantage.

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    I really wish she were in the debates.

    • MsPythia

      The media has rigged the polls so that she can’t be. Just like they helped Shillz with the rigged primary.

      • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

        I know, it really chaps my ass.

        • MsPythia

          I’m almost used to it now. Sadly. The 1% is in charge of the message. Our job is to fuck that up for them.

          • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

            I’m with ya, sista!

    • towerofbabel

      Americans need to raise hell. We should join forces with the Johnson campaign to attack this.

      • MsPythia

        I agree.

  • towerofbabel

    Great answers on anti-vax.

  • s k

    Gawd, hope CNN got all of the bs question out of the way now.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      CNN: YOU WERE MEAN TO THIS PERSON!

    • MsPythia

      Nah, Clinton News Network.

      • s k

        You were correct, here is the Nader question

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    o.o someone leaning towards Jill.

  • smkngman3

    Since Stein mentioned Mercury in prior vaccines. We in the US are one of the few countries that continued to use Mercury in filling cavities while others recognized the health hazards and many recommended the removal of those fillings.

  • RTIII

    How long does this last?

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      An hour. We got about ten minutes.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    omg an intelligent woman asked a question. I was beginning to wonder if CNN mandated only people with negative I.Q.s could enter.

    • MsPythia

      They had to let a few in, otherwise it would be all Shillbot questions.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        That’s never stopped them before.

        • MsPythia

          They let a few Bernie Bros ask questions too.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            This last guy is clinically brain dead.

  • DAMNIT! That was a good question!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      yeah.

  • smkngman3
  • SpiffyTheValiant

    OH MY GOD, he actually asked how can you sleep at night.

    YOU DUMB FUCK.

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    Gee, how did he come up with that question?

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Jill: Yeah Trump says stupid shit. But Hillary actually DOES horrible shit.

    • HITO

      I don’t know, Spiffy, I think Drumpf has done horrible shit too, but in a more concentric NYC way.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        As far as I know, no one actually died from Trump’s horrible shit. People did for Hillary’s warmongering. Yeah Trump ripped people off financially, but still.

        • HITO

          guess it’s about what constitutes “horrible”.

          Yes, deaths are heinous as a product of what could be construed as defense of one’s nation, but Drumpf pretending to be qualified to rule the free world given his well-exhibited racist/zenophobic ways already on display on any given day — shit.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            She wasn’t voting to defend this nation. It wasn’t the American Revolution. She was voting to send people to die for oil.

            Trump is an idiot. He is a bigot and an corrupt “businessman.” I find that mild in comparsion.

      • smkngman3

        Trump is unethical immoral liar…….

        Hillary is all that and laughs at the deaths of innocents.

  • MsPythia

    Yes. Me too Jill.

  • RTIII

    I think Jill could have done better with the feminism question – too much about raising children…

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      It plays well and there’s nothing wrong with maternal instincts.

      • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

        Hear, hear.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          yup.

    • I didn’t hear that part of the debate, it keeps going in and out for me.

      However I’m a staunch feminist… fist pump, but I’m the European variety feminist type Which means we need to support the fact that Children Play a significant role in a High majority of women’s lives. Which has been entirely ignored in America. (Like 6 weeks unpaid maternity leave) it’s only about Job quality, , read pay equality-usually for women in executive positions.

      • RTIII

        My criticism was only that she spent a lot of time NOT really differentiating her feminism from Hillary’s feminism. … She could have presented a stronger contrast, I think.

        • Gotcha

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Hillary has ALWAYS spat on stay at home moms. Their version of feminism could not be more different in my opinion.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Guy: Yeah her policies got a lot of people killed. BUT TRUMP. How can you sleep at night?! How dare you run. I’m going to cry about all those dead people, but I”m a Clinton bot.

  • towerofbabel

    That guy just blinks.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Oh lip twitch. He was going to say something else stupid.

  • MsPythia

    That guy probably got some of us banned. Paid Troll.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      That guy should head to a hospital. It’s cruel to prop up a brain dead person and to use him as a puppet. Jeff Dunham, that’s not funny.

    • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

      It’s Gunther Z!

      • MsPythia

        LOL!!!

      • towerofbabel

        He’s got the smudgy beard.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Him: Can you actually win?

    Him: Why would you bother? It’s rigged. πŸ™‚ I’m okay with that. Yeah you just pointed out that she has an ocean of blood on her hands, but you can’t win.

  • MsPythia

    Great answer Jill.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      He looks like hes going to cry now.

  • towerofbabel

    She is excellent.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      She didn’t flinch at all. She was ready for that one.

      • MsPythia

        She NEVER flinches. She’s a badass.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          πŸ™‚

    • smkngman3

      She answers the questions asked, unlike Hillary.

  • HITO

    somebody smack that jerk with his smirks

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      -_- He makes me feel rather violent. Someone should actually toss a chair at him.

  • For your troll-slaying pleasure…

  • RTIII

    She basically says, we’re going to win by bribery.

    But it’s the bribery I like! πŸ™‚

    • MsPythia

      Hillary wants to win by bribery — to the Corporate Fascist Class.

      • RTIII

        Hillary wants to win by to conduct bribery

        There, FIFY! πŸ˜‰

        • MsPythia

          πŸ˜€

  • RTIII

    Looks like the 1 hour idea was wrong! πŸ™‚

  • MsPythia

    She’s ready for that question.

  • MsPythia

    It would jump start the economy you asshole millionaire.

  • s k

    Good answer

  • MsPythia

    My feed cut out. She was winning that answer.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: I take no pleasure in saying that we can’t get rid of debt. (As I smile like a cat that caught a canary.)

  • Looks like Some of those Shillbots figured out how to report the channel.

  • CNN, if you’re in the US, will give you 9 minutes of streaming, at a time, at their main streaming URL: http://go.cnn.com/?stream=cnn&sr=watchHPbutton

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Woman: πŸ™ Why are you singling out Israel?! They are our ally! WE should ignore their horrible shit, because they are a democracy, so that makes it okay.

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    Oh for cryin’ out loud!

    • s k

      another bs question

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Stupid audience member looked ready to bawl at Israel getting boycotted. Bet she didn’t mind the Iraq war.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: πŸ™‚ Israel is a special ally?

    Dumb woman in audience: T_T But what about Saudi Arabi?! *deflect*

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Jill: You people remember that I come from a Jewish family right?

  • s k

    There is nothing special about that blood soaked land

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: Isn’t Israel special?!

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    Would you please blow israel?

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Israel: x.x no more. I can’t get it up anymore. Ahhhh.

    • s k

      Obama is taking care of that

      • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

        Ha!

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Hillary takes the scraps.

          • s k

            Hillary likes to watch, that’s why she is still with Bill

          • Hillary’s job is licking the taint [yeah, I went there.]

          • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

            Oh, the visuals, Fuck!

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    CNN will go over the hour limit, if it means defending Israel.

  • MsPythia

    Great comment Jill!

  • YouTube Stream to replce the Twitch stream.

    https://youtu.be/bcuc2Qwa3g8

  • MsPythia

    Jill Stein Is AWESOME.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      That moderator turns Spiffy into a horrible person though.

      • MsPythia

        He’s a huge asshole.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          YUUUGGGEEEEE.

        • RTIII

          Did you catch him saying that he knows, hates to be, it but it’s his job?!

          • MsPythia

            LOL!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I did and he was grinning ear to ear while he said it.

    • s k

      And it’s gone past an hour

  • Jill kills it, as expected on police violence and American racism.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Moderator: As a white guy, let me splain why the BLM isn’t enough.

    • Whitesplaining.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        yup. Also known as Hillarysplaining.

  • RTIII

    Friend on his way over, gonna have to go help with something very soon. πŸ™

  • GOD, I’m so angry at America right now what kind of democracy makes its citizens pay to see a town hall or a debate. F*****.

    • Refresh this page, there’s a youtube stream up now.

      • towerofbabel

        Thank you for that!

  • smkngman3
    • s k

      Great

  • He still needs polish, but I’m really liking Mr. Baraka’s attitude, a lot!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      I think he’s very polished.

  • MsPythia

    Jill’s a Rockstar.

  • s k

    Did anybody check at C&L to see if they are covering this-LOL

    • LOL, didn’t even think of it.

    • smkngman3

      RS isn’t!

    • Checked: Not a trace of it on that “liberal” site.

    • HITO
    • s k

      Great, thanks

    • towerofbabel

      Why the fuck not! This is a meme. Jill needs this right now. The media will probably eat it up. We’ll see.

    • Unka- I adore you so much. Thank you for working so hard, so we can view this<3

      • MsPythia

        Unka is amazing. I love him, and his awesome blog.

    • towerofbabel

      There is an album on iTunes. Not the greatest music but a good hook for a candidate.

      • MsPythia

        I like her voice. It’s as warm as Jill’s heart.

        • towerofbabel

          It humanizes her (as if she needed that).

          • MsPythia

            πŸ˜€ Right?! Lol!

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    lmao the vp just put up a victory sign.

  • MsPythia

    They Crushed It. They’ve got my vote.

    • Agreed! 100%

      • MsPythia

        Definitely buried a flag in the dirt for frustrated Berners (and maybe a few disillusioned former Shillz supporters) to rally around.

        • towerofbabel

          I enjoyed watching the GuntherZ guy blinking as she told the truth about Hill. He was forced to listen and he knew it was true. That’s what Jill can do so well–TELL THE TRUTH IN PUBLIC. It’s powerful stuff.

          • MsPythia

            It is! It made me happy! πŸ™‚

    • s k

      Now the corporate parties just went from 15% in the polls to 25% for 3rd parties

      • MsPythia

        In reality. But according to the media conglomerate run polls, they’ll never reach that number. Shillz can’t be on the same stage as that awesome woman.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Hillary would have lost a debate to my Ariel. (One of my cats.)

          • MsPythia

            πŸ˜€

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    No thread on C&L, Go figure…

    • Color me surprised…oh, wait, don’t. πŸ˜€

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      CrooksAndLiars should be renamed. Trump.com.

      • Funny, I was complaining about that a year ago, before I got banhammered, while theyt were still rpetending they weren’t in the tank for Hellary. LOL.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          lol

        • Edwin

          I was aware of its shortcomings, but it was my hangout: I knew all the people. We shared in the OTs. (Prolly same for a few people here.)

          I went there during the bu$hCo days when they actually reported bad stuff. Once a Dem was in the WH…

      • Edwin

        DouchebagCentral.com

    • MsPythia

      hahaha! I love that!

    • Edwin

      Bunch of douchebags.

    • s k

      They CAN’T HANDLE A PROGRESSIVE

  • Thanks everyone for participating, consider this our evening/overnight thread! πŸ˜€

  • smkngman3
    • I like the blue H with the green arrow, it’s so cheeky.

    • MsPythia

      ME TOO! Made me happy.

  • smkngman3

    I didn’t hear this topic mentioned.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CggxFVuUIAAXG3z.jpg

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      They had “important” shit to cover like, “Why were you so mean to Obama?!”

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    And of course CNN goes right back to talking about Drumf.

    • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

      My wife watches only The Olympics and CNN, I’m a captive audience.

      • MsPythia

        Have you told her it’s the Clinton News Network?

        • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

          Yeah, but then I’m a misfit…

    • TRUMP Using the DNCs propaganda labels is opening yourself up to their lies, whether you realize it or not. Just friendly advice, take it or leave. it. πŸ˜€

  • smkngman3
  • LOL: Looking back at the YouTube stream and they left the CNN commercials in it: Including a Clinton campaign commercial. so stupid of Hillary to give an example of what Jill was talking about, when she dissed Hillary.

  • smkngman3

    Hillary, YOU’VE show US who you are!

    You SUCK!

    (I’m still listening to the feed)

  • Left of Eden

    Cannot believe the Maya Angelo quote by Clinton, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” This hag must be the the most self-unaware person on the planet.

  • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

    Well I’m out, nite.

    • smkngman3

      Later!

    • nighty-night!

    • Goodnight Shay:^)

    • MsPythia

      Bye Shay — have a good evening!

  • s k

    Have fun-goodnight

    • smkngman3

      Later s k.

    • g’night

    • Goodnight SK:^)

    • MsPythia

      Good Night! πŸ™‚

  • smkngman3

    “New report on the $400 million US payment to Iran says the money was not a ransom payment”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-american-hostages-money-2016-8

    Sure!

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      They’ve never lied to us before /s

  • MsPythia

    I wish Blue had been here with us. I miss her.

    • MsPythia

      And Nancy. I love Nancy’s commentary.

  • Edwin

    I wonder if TBR made a thread for this.

    Or maybe they’re holding out trying to give out the first 1,000 crown before September rolls around.

    • I’m be surprised if they bothered.

      • Edwin

        I’d be surprised if they’re s0ber.

    • MsPythia

      Nothing much I bet. I haven’t looked in, and I won’t.

      • I will…and… Nope, no new thread.

        • MsPythia

          Oh well.

          • Edwin

            OV is churning out the posts and that’s about it. Nevin posted a few zingers. πŸ™‚

          • MsPythia

            She should have been here with us tonight!

      • Edwin

        I look at everyone. QQ

        • Look at C&L and you’d think Trump is the only one running for president.

          • Edwin

            I pop in to scan. It only takes a couple of minutes. Sometimes there is an amusing thread but otherwise it’s nothing but Trump.

            See I wasn’t just banned at of these two (cruddy) places, I was stalked, lied to, lied about, and publicly humiliated very openly. Not forgetting.

          • They humiliated themselves.

          • Well, iwas maltreated and maligned badly enough by Amato and his toadies to still hold a grudge. A teeny tiny one, fortunately, but one still. Might take another year to lose it entirely, but never again will I regard them as less than dangerous liars and predators, who must be guarded against at all times.

          • Edwin

            I hear ya. I get it. Karoli, Susie, (the retired) Nicole, etc., has some real snarly, belligerent sass-mouth onto them.

            In the meantime I like to kick the shit around a bit. (I know people lurk.)

          • Edwin

            Oh, for sure. They think they’re “saving the world” with their notion that they are better than them (GOP), but they are clueless zombies. They are so brainwashed that it’s people like them who are causing real harm to America and especially the working class. They will cheer Hillary on when she cuts SS.

            I had a run in with Karoli some time ago about some bullshit she posted about “Obama’s negotiating skills”. I forget the thread and even the topic exactly, but it was the stupidest thing I’d ever seen– blind faith. When I asked her about she got quite angry.

            I’ve been picking my brain lately trying to remember which thread. I was gobsmacked at her blind faith and utter stupidity. Un-friggin-believable.

            And I posted one yesterday for Rich, a run-in I had with Bluegal. Totally fucking clueless nonsense. They should be fucking embarrassed…. but they’re not. Shake those Dem Pom-Poms gals.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Oh Edwin, such a troublemaker (still loves ya though).

      • Edwin

        ^.^

        I never told you guys before my middle name is Trouble.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Didn’t have to πŸ˜‰

  • WOW, I was just looking at “Amato Is A Crook And Liar Dot Com,” thinking, “let me find the open thread and call them out!” and holy shit, not only is there no open thread today, but, LITERALLY EVERY STORY IS ABOUT TRUMP!!!

    • smkngman3

      You’re surprised?

      • Well, yeah, kinda. I figured they’d at least have some sort of fig leaf, every day.

        • smkngman3

          No figs, no leaves!

        • Edwin

          Now they’ve booted all of us there’s no need. The people there now slurp up whatever bullshit they publish.

    • MsPythia

      Pathetic. David Brock is really getting his money’s worth, I guess.

      • Edwin

        Knowing those sycophants it was very cheap. Pass a pitcher of Dem koolaid and tell them they might meet Hillz, in person, in Philly. Karoli has been triple padded and weak-kneed ever since.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGiNx5pvgPg

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          lol

          • Edwin

            Hi, Daniel.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Howdy πŸ™‚

        • MsPythia

          πŸ˜€

        • Edwin

          the follow up (great episode) (spoiler alert)

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2APzcZtmcWU

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I love it when the girls go backstage and they immediately pop their mouths lol

          • Edwin

            I’m going to have to watch it again. I haven’t seen that many episodes, but that one is memorable!!

    • Left of Eden

      Love this little gem of a comment on the thread about Hillary’s health being brought into question by Fox.

      Powkat β€’ a day ago
      The woman is 68 and has had a remarkable career for the last 45 years. She could retire in comfort, knowing that she made the world a better place. Not to mention that she has been vilified nearly every inch of the way. Of course she is ambitious and has an ego- like every man who runs for president – but she isn’t done yet. She’s been making history all her adult life, and she will continue.
      18 β€’ Replyβ€’Share β€Ί

      I never thought the “left” could be so detached from reality, but there you go.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Lol apparently Powkat thinks Hillary is Mother Theasea.

        • Edwin

          Who it turns out was an awful woman if we listen to Christopher Hitchens.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

          • Edwin

            I listened to his thing on Youtube, but I kind of forget what he said now. During her lifetime she was too praised and too famous and I smelled a rat. And now she’s gone so… (over)

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I worked undercover for a week in Mother Teresa’s flagship home for disabled boys and girls to record Mother Teresa’s Legacy, a special report for Five News broadcast earlier this month. I winced at the rough handling by some of the full-time staff and Missionary sisters. I saw children with their mouths gagged open to be given medicine, their hands flaying in distress, visible testimony to the pain they were in. Tiny babies were bound with cloths at feeding time. Rough hands wrenched heads into position for feeding. Some of the children retched and coughed as rushed staff crammed food into their mouths. Boys and girls were abandoned on open toilets for up to 20 minutes at a time. Slumped, untended, some dribbling, some sleeping, they were a pathetic sight. Their treatment was an affront to their dignity, and dangerously unhygienic.

            http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/human-rights/2014/04/squalid-truth-behind-legacy-mother-teresa

          • Edwin

            there we go

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            o.o

          • She was, really, a wretched demon of a human being. Exactly in the image of her God.

            /There, I said it.

          • Edwin

            No argument from me. All these people mooching on legends of a sky daddy, who (cough) loves you but sends you to an eternal fiery torment if you mess up.

      • Edwin

        And people think I waste my time going over to peek. There are some humdingers over there.

      • Jaysis, that actually, literally, made me shudder with revulsion.

        • Edwin

          some real lulus go on those boards

      • I’m just gonna go ahead, for good measure, and preemptively ban Powkat from every posting here.

        • 17

          Man, you are hard core. What if the dude bumps his head back into reality a few days from now?

          • Then he or she can prove it elsewhere. But, I simply don’t think that person is ever going to be anything more than a deluded minion of evil powers.

  • smkngman3

    But she said…………………..

    “The stock market is rooting for Hillary Clinton to win”
    But Gluskin Sheff economist David Rosenberg wonders if the market
    is instead sniffing out a victory for status quo Hillary Clinton
    against anti-establishment Donald Trump in November. This could,
    in turn, bolster the case for ongoing dovishness at the Fed.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-stock-market-is-rooting-for-hillary-clinton-to-win-2016-8

  • towerofbabel

    Great night for Green. See y’all tomorrow.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      G’night tower.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        <3 My toad, did you sees the townhall?

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Feed wasn’t working but I did read your play by play, awesome by the way πŸ™‚

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Oh yes, just think RS lost my awesome transcribing skillz.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Their loss, they couldn’t handle teh awesome.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            That’s right.

          • They lost more than that ;^)

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Yeah, they lost this too.

          • I meant that they lost all the wonderfulness that is you, not just your typing skills:^)

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3 d'aww.

          • MsPythia

            They lost all their smart funny people. That’s tragedy for a blog.

      • Hi Daniel:^)

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Hi Stephanie, how are you this evening?

          • A little frustrated that we have a pay to view democracy, but other than that doing well. How about yourself?

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I’m annoyed by that as well. Just like they’re doing with the new Sesame Street season. Everything’s for sale nowadays.

            Just tired as always, glad to be home.

          • It’s good that you can now Kick back and relax, with friends.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Yep.

          • MsPythia

            How was your Birthday? I’m going to wish you a happy one again! <3

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            It’s not, I was just quoting Frosty.

    • Goodnight TOB:^)

      • MsPythia

        Good Night Stephanie! <3

        • Hehe:^) you made the same mistake I did to Smokey. I’m not going to sleep yet<3

    • smkngman3

      See you later.

      • MsPythia

        Good Night Smokey! πŸ™‚

      • Have a goodnight smokey:^)

        • smkngman3

          I’m still here for a few.

          Just saying GN to Tower.

          • I saw my mistake, I’m glad you’re still here for a while.

      • Nevermind, glad you still here.

    • MsPythia

      Indeed! Good Night Tower! <3

  • smkngman3
    • Seen some of that myself.

      • smkngman3

        One particular set of search terms loaded an ad for Hillary.

      • kreskin

        Became obvious

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad
    • LOL. Yes to more campy Batman.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        As long as the Joker has the mustache painted over.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Have you seen Brave and the Bold?

        • Yeah, not a fan. First: Cartoon Network. Second: Other DC superheroes. Third: James Tucker & Michael Jelenic.

          LOL, yes, I am a nerd.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            You have no taste πŸ˜› Says the other nerd πŸ˜€

          • If not liking typical DC-FAIL product, produced by the writer of “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “Ben 10” and “Teen Titans” and by the Animator responsible for the 90s “Superman” cartoon and “Static ShocK” then I’m glad I have bad taste! πŸ˜›

            #NerdFight

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I’ll give you Jackie Chan Adv and Ben 10, well Static as well as they watered that down pretty bad. The other ones I’ll just have to harrumph at you haha.

  • Oh, fuckmelol: I clicked on that “same thread” and looky, looky: If you’re gonna steal, steal from the best! πŸ˜€

    • 17

      I wondered if I’d be the only one noticing.

      • I don’t go there, but did tonight, and when I clicked on the thread, it stood out like a lighthouse.

  • smkngman3

    “State Department sought land deal with Nigerian firm tied to Clinton Foundation”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/17/state-department-sought-land-deal-with-nigerian-firm-tied-to-clinton-foundation.html

  • smkngman3

    “UC Davis Chancellor spent $400K+ to scrub her online reputation after pepper-spray incident”

    http://boingboing.net/2016/08/17/uc-davis-chancellor-spent-400.html

  • smkngman3
    • And 40% hate cartoonists who call themselves “progressive,” then pretend there are no viable candidates outside of the conservative parties.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        This.

      • smkngman3

        According to most polls, there are only two choices.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Liars.

  • smkngman3

    “Photos Show Why The North Dakota Pipeline Is Problematic”

    A proposed oil pipeline is set to begin construction on tribal lands in
    North Dakota. Members of various Native American reservations gathered
    Monday to try to stop it.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/katebubacz/lakota-standoff?utm_term=.ffBnx6Jror#.qfOaPzlGWG

    • RTIII

      I wish them luck.

      • smkngman3

        Funny how we’ve heard next to nothing about this pipeline.

  • RTIII

    Did anyone watch the after-party on facebook?

    it NEVER works for me. πŸ™

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      nope.

    • I don’t have flash installed, on my non-VM’d browsers, so the FB live stuff doesn’t work for me. Speaking of which, I need to restart my VPN..

      • Ah, good. Now the world thinks I’m in Toronto, again.

  • smkngman3

    World’s first pyramid… in KAZAKHSTAN: Scientists discover tomb structure was built 1,000 years BEFORE those in Egypt ”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3741937/Scientists-discover-known-pyramid-Kazakhstan-structure-built-1-000-years-Egypt-s-similar-tomb-Djoser.html

  • 17

    ..

    • smkngman3

      Later 17.

    • Edwin

      Good night. Watch for me at 2 am. πŸ™‚

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      G’night.

    • night!

  • SpiffyTheValiant
    • Double-Team , Supreme!

      lol

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        *high fives*

        • LOL:

          “Wow. I’m surprised you can keep breathing without mechanical help.”

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            XD

    • Edwin

      I don’t want no stinkin’ reality mixed in with my comfortable memes. :~>

      • You should come over there and play with us. Well, play with the sHills like they’re the mice.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        you banned there?

        • Edwin

          I don’t think so. (checking)

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol come join us.

          • Edwin

            Is it someone who recently banned me?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I doubt think so.

          • Edwin

            I’m over there, but not into the fight. Too hot here.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            awe

          • Edwin

            I teased a few, but it’s not my A-game

  • Edwin

    You know how I say there are no trees around where I live and it looks like this (I live in this area)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3oEpxfIQAExNPw.jpg

    Well I can hear the US helicopters going over my house, like right now, and I always think they’re going here, also very near my house (I live near the base in Seoul in central Seoul)… …and I wonder how much it costs you guys to fly the top bigwig brass into the golf course in central Seoul where real estate prices are as high as in Tokyo.

    https://image.issuu.com/130329022622-ebda3829883f4b5481ef9e45536d6fd3/jpg/page_1.jpg

    https://image.issuu.com/100618045649-2a42e3e7acb24ba99728f9f29a6fffdf/jpg/page_1.jpg

  • lindajoyous

    Hi everyone, not ignoring you, just have stuff going on! How’s everyone?

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Hi Linda.

      • lindajoyous

        Hi Toad, good to see you!

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          You as well.

          • lindajoyous

            Thank you! πŸ™‚

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Hope your dog feels better.

          • lindajoyous

            Me too, he is a diabetic, he has an appointment on Monday. he hasn’t ate good, bad for a diabetic!

    • We’re good. Had fun with the awesome Stein/Baraka Town Hall. Currently Spiff and I are double-teaming idjits over at another site. See Below.

      How’s your evening been?

      • lindajoyous

        I watched it on tv, coudn’t get the video to work and was very impressed with Jill Stein! My dad is not too bad, just worrying about the dog who is diabetic and not eating good! Thank you

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        She’s probably watching our comments right now. πŸ™‚

        • Man, apologies to any Texans in here, but I am on a roll, savaging Texans tonight.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I was actually born there. But I can’t argue with the truth.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Hi fives Spiffy, sames.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            *high fives back*

          • Edwin

            you need this then– oughta ruffle a feather or two

          • kreskin

            They’re not all moron , many exceptions , all of us know that .

      • Edwin

        I wondered what that was about and then scrolled on.

    • kreskin

      Had a good day . Did the golf course trail twice , 4 1/2 miles .

      • lindajoyous

        Cool, I don’t walk like I used to, but I should. Good to see you!

        • kreskin

          Physical and mental benefits … it’s good for ya . Has become a habit … a good one for once !

          • lindajoyous

            Yes it is, I just need to get off my lazy behind! I had my washer and dryer moved into the house spare room from the garage, It was getting to hard to carry heavy baskets of clothes in and out!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      i’m good.

      • lindajoyous

        That’s good, just worrying about my dog!

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          awe *hugs*

          • lindajoyous

            (((Hugs)) the spiffy back!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3

          • lindajoyous

            πŸ™‚

    • Edwin

      Hi Linda. πŸ™‚

      • lindajoyous

        Hi Edwin, good to see you, sorry I missed saying hi! πŸ™‚

  • smkngman3
  • smkngman3

    Good article at RT.

    “Harry Potter and Russian Propaganda”

    The life of a Westerner today is fraught with peril: doping Russian athletes steal their medals, Russian hackers hack their emails, and polite Russian soldiers are always looking for a chance to invade and annex something.

    But even those Westerners who are not athletes and who don’t use email still feel helpless,
    because they have this horrifying Russian Propaganda coming at them fromevery side and chasing them every step of the way, even in their sleep.

    https://www.rt.com/op-edge/356287-west-russian-propaganda-potter/

    • kreskin

      What would the American politicians , the MIC and the war mongers at NATO do without that Russian boogey man ? They’re not about to let the cold war die. The Russians are not the problem , we are .

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    TWO BIG ISSUES dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of supporting both.

    Under fire from Bernie Sanders, she came out against the TPP and took a more critical position on fracking. But critics wondered if this was a sincere conversion or simply campaign rhetoric.

    Now, in two of the most significant personnel moves she will ever make, she has signaled a lack of sincerity.

    She chose as her vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine, who voted to authorize fast-track powers for the TPP and praised the agreement just two days before he was chosen.

    And now she has named former Colorado Democratic Senator and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to be the chair of her presidential transition team β€” the group tasked with helping set up the new administration should she win in November. That includes identifying, selecting, and vetting candidates for over 4,000 presidential appointments.

    https://theintercept.com/2016/08/16/hillary-clinton-picks-tpp-and-fracking-advocate-to-set-up-her-white-house/

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    DONALD TRUMP’S PLAN to apply an β€œideological screening test” on would-be immigrants has been denounced as β€œun-American,” and β€œa nonstarter.” But the U.S. government already can and does bar immigration on ideological grounds – and has abused that power.

    The Bush administration used that power to deny entry to leftist activists and administration critics. The list of those denied visas includes South African anti-apartheid activist Adam Habib, Greek economist Yoannis Milios, Nicaraguan reformist and academic Dora Maria Tellez, Bolivian scholar Waskar Ari, and English hip-hop singer M.I.A, β€” just to name a few.

    The Obama administration has also blocked people of certain viewpoints from entering the United States. In 2011, the State Department denied a visa for Kermin Yeldiz, a prominent Kurdish rights activist who lives in Britain and was traveling to the United States to accept an award. After the ACLU and PEN sent a joint letter of protest, the State Department issued Yeldiz a visa.

    In 2013, Palestinian film director Emad Burnat was detained in the Los Angeles Airport, and threatened with deportation. He was allowed to enter the United States after security learned he was on his way to the Oscars.

    https://theintercept.com/2016/08/17/donald-trump-proposes-banning-immigrants-based-on-ideology-but-bush-and-obama-got-there-first/

  • Oh, my, now that’s just sad.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    test

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Good night all. Thanks Unkawillbur even though your nerd card should be revoked (jk).

    For those wondering, I was just quoting Frosty the Snowman yesterday, it wasn’t my birthday.

    http://orig09.deviantart.net/c60e/f/2016/182/e/f/squid_sisters_wave_by_younesbros-da8d31w.gif

    • LOL, goodnight.

      You will always be wrong about DC comics! πŸ˜‰

    • smkngman3

      Good nite!

    • Good night Daniel:^)

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight Daniel! πŸ™‚

    • Edwin

      Good night. I was scraping at Mediaite and missed most of the good byes.

  • Oh, now this is just sad:

  • smkngman3
    • lindajoyous

      Hi smkngman3!

      • smkngman3

        Hi Linda……..

        Bye Linda.

        I’ve had enough for today. Try to keep Unka and Spiffy in line.

        Good night all.

        • Have a goodnight smokey:^)

        • lindajoyous

          Goodnight smkngman3!

      • Hi linda.

        • lindajoyous

          Hi Stephanie, sorry it took awhile, was chatting with Mitt!

          • No worries :^)

            I’m off to bed my mind is toast. Have a great night Linda.

          • lindajoyous

            Goodnight and sweet dreams. Thank you! πŸ™‚

    • kreskin

      LOL

    • longtime carpenter lurker

      gun to the head of uncle sam is fucking perfect. Absolutely Fan-tastic.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Let the record show that Gin1234, left and almost immediately afterwards TBR78 comes in. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence?

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      What the heck happened to five and six, guys?

    • NebDem is really bad at the whole “Sock puppet” thing, isn’t he?

    • And now we get “Not Important” whose account is so new, Disqus wont’ show it.

    • Edwin

      I have MadamDeb1 some angry!!

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I vaguely knew her before Hillary declared. She used to be much nicer.

        • Edwin
          • Edwin

            so, the nasty TBR78 is Ricki and probably Gin1234

          • One or the other. Maybe Mr. 78 has lost it and is talking to his selves.

          • Edwin

            TBR78 upvoted Nebdem. (a clue- may not mean anything)

            And this one is foul like Ricki (and hates me with a passion) :~> (hurray)

            MadamDeb1

          • Edwin

            Marissa?

          • I think TBR has to be neb, the left hand puppet and the right-hand puppet are having such a coordinated little conversation.

            I caught the scent and ran from their tumblr so early, I never got to see the depth of it. It’s really amazingly pitiful.

          • Edwin

            TBR78 and Marissa are having a great time trashing me/us here, but I am now ignoring them. I can tell it’s pissing off “Marissa” which is excellent.

            Yup, this is Ricki (talking to Neb)

            Marissa

            TBR78

            a few seconds ago

            I think you’re right. It looks a couple of them left the hive to
            troll here tonight. That Edwin character is crazy. He has an obsession
            with name calling and trolling but tries to turn it back on everyone
            else. What do you call that? A “victim”? You should read some of the
            bs he’s written in the hive. lol

          • MsPythia

            Jesus, they are sick.

          • Edwin

            If only we had known, eh?!!

          • MsPythia

            Hates me too.

          • Edwin

            Imagine spending your time hating everyone and actually starting a blog so you can entrap, stalk and harass them.

          • MsPythia

            It’s incredibly sick shit.

          • Chunga

            But who is Marissa? They’re triple teaming you.

          • Another new account, just like “Not Important” elsewhere in the thread. So, Ricki or NebDem, it seems.

            “Yes, it’s Sock Puppet night, again, here at the brasserie… home of the twits.
            And, next up, it’s the lovely Ricki, from Canoga Park WI.”

          • Chunga

            Well home is where the heart is, on the bus.

          • Oh, and good to see you again and welcome to Cyberberia!

          • Chunga

            Thank you Unka, it’s great to have everyone’s informative and educational links at my fingertips again. Everyone here is a wealth of knowledge.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Except me. I mostly just post memes and make dirty jokes. But we all have our role πŸ˜‰

          • Chunga

            But think how boring and mundane the world would be without Spiffy people like you to liven it up and keep everyone on their toes !! 😜

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol yup

          • Edwin

            I am the resident wiseacre (like always) and sometimes post good documentaries

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Where would we be without our Edwin and his cheerleaders ;)?

          • Edwin

            my cheerleaders are a priceless resource and they are legendary at this point

            well done gang!!!!!!!!!!!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            GOOOOOO TEAMMMM!

          • Edwin

            I guess online controversy is their food, their bread and butter.

          • Edwin

            Hi, Chunga. We wondered how we’d reach you and then there you were, right in front of me. Welcome.

            Ricki has a pile of socks. Neb probably does too. It’s lame-assed shit and they are boring me.

          • Chunga

            Glad I found y’all too. I’ve been following links and blogs for the last week reading about the goings on with them, you, 17 and others and figuring out the lo down. A sad tale **shakes head**. Have been lurking here for a couple days reading the great links that all you people always provide.

          • Edwin

            We are fabulous! So glad you joined us.

          • Chunga

            Glad there were breadcrumbs to follow on the trail through the forrest.

          • Edwin

            We would have found you. Not to worry. I was on the case.

          • Chunga

            :~D

          • longtime carpenter lurker

            You know, I end up going down a rabbit hole of links, and by the time I get back the conversations have moved on. So, I’m basically just following the tons of links the people with insane skills keep dropping.

            There is a lot to learn, but frankly, I’ve been firmly in the let it burn camp for months now, reading of the continued perfidy of the elites does nothing but stoke the fire in me that yearns for the revolution.

            I had known a few people, (quite a few) from RS and AN, but as they got culled out I had no idea where they had gone. I’m so happy to find the critical mass of dissenters united into a common community where we dissenters are in control, and not subject to some asshole moderator with a mandate to stamp us out.

            Internal exile is so damn apt.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            happy to have you here,.

          • longtime carpenter lurker

            Happy to see you again, the dem debate threads with you, MsP and Nancy, and the others were a real blast. Then the bannings……

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Yup.

            We all had a grand ole time on those threads.

          • Well, to be perfectly fair, we do have some asshole moderators. They just don’t have any mandate.

            o.O LOL o.O

          • 17

            Whoa! I thought I was the only one. There are others?

          • MsPythia

            I happy you found us! πŸ™‚

          • MsPythia

            Hi Chunga! Happy you’re here. πŸ™‚

          • Chunga

            Thank you MsPythia, glad I found y’all again.

          • Edwin

            Marissa has ratcheted herself into high gear; she’s a whirling dervish spewing out insults now. That’s the Ricki I know. I think Ricki must be a good deal of the way through a bottle of tequila about now.

          • Flag them posts.

          • Edwin

            I have flagged a few. We should all be flagging them.

          • Edwin

            she’s losing it

          • Chunga

            Nasty for sure and uncalled for.

          • Edwin

            That’s Ricki. That’s who she’s always been. That’s what we’ve learned. This is normal for her.

          • 17

            Nice to see you joined us, Chunga. Welcome.

          • Chunga

            Thank you 17.

          • kreskin

            Sounds like Tracie Marie , a nasty bitch that one , a real piece of work .

            * I don’t usually use the b word ladies , but it’s applicable here .

          • Edwin

            I only use the b-word when I feel it’s appropriate, which is probably more than other people want to hear.

          • kreskin

            I don’t like the word , actually , but there are times when it’s justifiable .

          • Edwin

            I don’t have any problems with any words.

          • kreskin

            Foul language doesn’t impress me … or anyone that I know .
            Worked construction for many years , some guys couldn’t say a sentence without it .
            Politics and politicians , goobers , baggers and hillbots … it’s damn hard not to cuss .

          • Edwin

            In real life I never use it.

          • Edwin

            Online it’s almost a necessity.

          • 17

            I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to post at Mediaite by noon today.

          • Edwin

            I don’t know about me. And I don’t care.

          • 17

            I’m done. But I’m up for that anywhere I see them trying to peddle their bullshit. Also, don’t they realize that every time they try to continue their fantasy, I get another 5 to 10 new visitors to the woodshed? Don’t they know that Plum’s page has seen more traffic than ever whenever the two of them light up their puters? WTF are they thinking?

          • Edwin

            The only comment of mine I see pulled for sure so far is one that wasn’t glowing about Clinton (a tell, typical), but the rest seem to be there. Mod going through it now.

            I never posted at mediaite before so…

          • 17

            Are they? I’ll have to look.

          • MsPythia

            I left a comment for Neb.

          • Edwin

            Wait, yes, I do. Very few though.

          • MsPythia

            So is TBR78 or Marissa a sock of Ricki’s? Or both? I just left a comment for Neb there. I don’t understand why he’s lying but I felt I had to say something.

          • Edwin

            Marissa is Ricki. I think TBR78 is Neb (or maybe Roxanne)

          • MsPythia

            They’re both insane stalkers. There may well be some ties here to moderators who worked in RS.

          • Edwin
          • 17

            She’s starting to crack I think. I’m keepin’ the pressure on.

          • longtime carpenter lurker

            well, it acts just like the person it is, it collects comments just like the person it is, yet it still wants to pretend to be an oh so obvious sock.

            Considering the anonymity of the internet, this is fun.

          • 17

            I’m gettin a woody just participating!

          • kreskin

            LOL

          • longtime carpenter lurker

            I dont care how it all plays out, but I know that person is literally going to be stewing in this for a week.

            We dont pay no rent, we live in that head for free.

          • 17

            Thanks for the info. I just had to drop a few lines her way.

          • Edwin

            I was thinking, oh no, 17 has gone to bed and the monsters have surfaced

          • 17

            I’m on the case.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    You can’t make this shit up.

    Someone posts about Hillary being fat.

    So a Hillary supporter goes, ” Trump is the one that is clinically obese.”

    Reminder everyone: That Hillary supporter is the one who tells everyone who doesn’t support Clinton to grow up. The adults are arguing about who is fatter.

    • lindajoyous

      Why are my posts being removed when I reply to Unka!

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        He removed his post i think.

        • lindajoyous

          Ok, thanks

        • Accidentally removed mine. Silly of me, was trying to edit it in the admin interface.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

      • Thanks for the attempt, Linda. I’m just a doofus. πŸ˜€

        • lindajoyous

          No problem, wondered what happened, thank you! πŸ™‚

          • Well, I thought I’d have less time between the video game stuff I had to do before midnight and the stuff I’d have to do after midnight, So, I’m back, for a while. πŸ˜€

        • Edwin

          no comment

  • Time for dailies. Might be back, if not, have a good night peeps, and keep the sHills restless. New Thread scheduled for 7AM, PST.

  • kreskin

    What Brexit? UK jobless rate falls to 11-yr low https://www.rt.com/business/356235-uk-unemployment-falls-brexit/

  • kreskin
    • lindajoyous

      Thanks, I love Ed Schultz

      • kreskin

        My favorite . Not young , hip and cool , but he’s for real . It’s not just a gig for him .

        • lindajoyous

          I used to dvr him everyday, so glad he has news on this site!

          • kreskin

            Listened to him on the radio for years .

          • lindajoyous

            I’m a softy for redheads like my dad!

    • lindajoyous

      Are you just getting a black video with just audio?

      • kreskin

        No , it’s fine , just a buffering problem , but that’s probably this crap low end PC of mine .

        • lindajoyous

          Well dang, don’t know why I only have audio on Ed! Thanks

          • kreskin

            My vid is fine .

          • lindajoyous

            I found the trouble and changed a setting, thank you, now it works!

  • longtime carpenter lurker

    So anyway, this is an open thread now. I enjoy flying internet spaceships and am up waaaay past bedtime.

    Just got the sexiest crusier I have ever owned, even prettier than the Stratios.

    The Gila, and yes, it is a total monster.

    • Are you playing “Yes Man’s Sky,” tonight? πŸ˜‰

      • longtime carpenter lurker

        Nope πŸ™‚ I’m hunting nerds in EVE.

        • Heh. I’m just waiting for dailies to reset, in LoTRO.

          • longtime carpenter lurker

            They gave us dailies for awhile. But the ah.. culture that has grown in this community just meant pretty much everyone not in hisec space just ignored it and went on with life.

            I’m just out of a long period living in a wormhole system and being a scary wormhole person. Gearing up to go be a part of the big bloc warfare out in nullsec. Kinda missed world war bee though. Thinking about joining up with the growing movement to purge the goons out of their new home they are attempting to build down south in the Delve region.

          • longtime carpenter lurker

            Also, my previous prettiest badass cruiser, the Stratios, a Covert ops exploration boat. Re purposed as a deadly deadly hunter killer in a skilled pilots hands.

          • Lotro is such an aged game, and moribund as hell, that they grind is (almost) all that’s left. It’s got devestated when WB hired a couple of former Zynga idiots who spun it way out into pay-to-win land and drove away all the hard core players. All that’s left are n00b and hard-core Tolkien fans (like me), determined to see the end, which looks like it will be next year.

            Fortunately, I’ve played enough Eve to know what you’re talking about. LOL.

          • longtime carpenter lurker

            Eve is going on 14 now. They continue to add, nerf, buff, and change systems. Its unlike anything else I’ve ever been a part of. Battles have involved over 2000 pilots slugging it out in 23 hour brawls, with an additional couple thousand involved i interdiction fleets in other systems, trying to prevent reinforcements. Its not an every day thing, but the big wars have been mind blowing.

            Nothing like watching 500 ships drop out of warp right on top of you. then seeing someone pop a cyno beacon and then having a hundred plus capital ships, supercapitals, and titans jump into system and hot drop right on top of you.

            The adrenaline can get so bad with PVP that you just get the shakes and wobbly stomach. Its a real rush. I’ve never had that kind of a reaction to PVP in any other game. Mostly because you dont just spawn in for free, you gotta work for ships to pew with and get blown up in.

  • Annaleigh

    Just back a while ago from grocery shopping, but before I left the house to do that I got to watch most of the Town Hall on the boob tube (I have it recorded, I’ll probably finish the last 20 minutes of it tomorrow). The one thing that bothered me is I disliked how the moderator dwelled on Baraka’s beef with Obama and Bernie too much.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Lol that was basically half of his questions.

      Why were you so mean to Obama/Bernie. (As if that moderator gave a fuck about Bernie.)

      • Annaleigh

        Yup!

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          We can’t talk about important issues here, because you were mean to Obama/Bernie. So I have to keep asking about that about five different times in slight variations.

  • 17

    test

  • longtime carpenter lurker

    Well, watching this war unfold on mediaite is interesting. I’m half drunk, and I think I’m gonna let the #2 man take the crew tomorrow so I can “do the books” IE sleep in.

    This is fascinating to watch though.

    • I don’t know whether to laugh, or to cry. Textbook Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I’ve blocked all the puppets now. I suggest they do the same. They can go off and play in their own shit, all they want.

      • longtime carpenter lurker

        I wish pictures were allowed there. I think this one would drive them to aneurysm.

      • cathyx

        Read over at mediaite what went down last night. Holy cow!

        • It was sad…and funny.

        • MsPythia

          Yeah. I just looked at it. Posted a few comments to Neb.

    • kreskin

      Made my first comment there … just now , I may be banned already . Could not help myself . Edwin will like this one . Marissa Edwin β€’ 40 minutes ago
      Thanks expert, now hurry back to your MRA site–I think they’re calling your name, woman hater.
      1 β€’ Replyβ€’Share β€Ί
      βˆ’
      Avatar
      Edwin MadamDeb1 β€’ 2 hours ago
      You sound like a misogynist.
      2 β€’ Replyβ€’Share β€Ί
      Avatar
      kreskin Edwin β€’ 4 minutes ago
      The vagina brigade, Limbaugh used to call them femi-nazi . Setting feminism and feminists back 50 years .
      β€’ Editβ€’ Replyβ€’Share β€Ί

      • longtime carpenter lurker

        Bomb throwing is fun. πŸ™‚

        • kreskin

          M very first comment at there. LOL

          • Don’t forget to flag anything that might violate the site’s rules!

          • kreskin

            Just popped in to see what you guys were talking about . I’m really not interested in going at it with those assholes , had enough of that at Crooks and Liars … and the cheap ass phonies who support them.

          • Edwin

            Yeah, b b but… some of these _______’s need a swift kick in the wherever

          • kreskin

            I’ll have to drop in occasionally … just to piss em off . May be banned already , I dunno .

            The vagina brigade , you nailed it . LOL

          • Edwin

            kamikaze style, gotta love it

            I never comment there either

    • MsPythia

      I just posted to Neb there. So, Ricki is TBR78? She plays both sides of the political fence online? That’s pretty strange.

  • Dammit, i paraphrased the lyrics, now I can’t get his earworm out of my head. I gift it all to you!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qd77uYU64g

    • Chunga

      Don’t worry, it doesn’t bother me at all. As soon as I saw your post I dialed it up In my iTunes and listened to it. But I’ll listen to it again, thanks.

      • The whole album will be running through my dreams tonight, I’m no too sorry to say.

        And here comes the ice-pick, in the forehead!

        • Chunga

          Well we all know music causes BIG TROUBLE. Best to stick to church orientated activities.

    • longtime carpenter lurker

      This might ger the earworm out

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Lmg8twCkQ&list=RDAe1cWqZqezg

      Blindsided By Audacity Of A Handsome Crook From Germany
      A Million Sheets Of Patient Paper Chronicle His Every Caper
      You Never Had Us Figured Out
      Lent Stature Relevance And Clout
      Even Called Us Pioneers When Really We Were Privateers
      You Reveled In Our Plagiarism Joined Into The Onanism
      Your Pompousness And Indecorum
      Spewed On Every Online Forum
      How You Dribbled How You Drooled Priceless How We Had You Fooled
      We Hi-Jacked Your Bedazzled Soul For Ransom To Be Paid In Gold

      • LOL. I have their entire discog, but I don’t think they’ve ever earwormed on me. πŸ™‚

        • longtime carpenter lurker

          One of my favorite live acts to catch. shows are small, but very very intense.

          I wanted to post that on other sites regarding hillary. But “Bitches” of course immediately got 86d

          • Been to a couple of their shows. Small and Intense is definitely how I’d describe them. Worth every penny I spent, too.

    • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

      “Totally committed to the fifty bucks”.

  • Annaleigh
  • 17

    ..

    • I call “Shenanigans” – You never went to sleep. πŸ˜›

      • 17

        True, but it’s gotta be “morning” for someone!

  • s k

    Good morning; Great town hall last night- This is what the Green Party is fighting for.

    Dakota Pipeline Would Make Water the New β€˜Oil,’ Devastating All but the Rich: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/if_the_dakota_access_pipeline_is_built_water_will_be_the_new_oil_20160817

    The millionaires and billionaires already have bought up most of the world’s fresh water supplies. It will be their new β€œoil” after the current oil runs out. Selling water to the masses is how they will stay rich. It’s in their interest to destroy all the drinkable water, except the water they control.

    Everyoneβ€”even the ones working on the pipeline and those guarding it, even those in government making laws allowing the destruction of Mother Earthβ€”will be standing in line to buy water. They just refuse to believe it yet because they worship money, which makes the super-rich oil companies gods in their eyes.

    In the not-too-distant future, only millionaires and billionaires will be able to afford enough water for all their needs. The rest of us will have to ration water to our families. Can you imagine having your child go thirsty because you don’t have enough money to buy water for everyone in your family? We need to act now.

    There is no need to keep violating Mother Earth when renewable sources have the potential to provide much cheaper energy and provide more jobs than oil currently does. But Big Oil will never let the country make the switch, even if it means the destruction of the entire planet.

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