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  • in reply to: Rave to shovelers! #941171

    JoB
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    when in doubt.. shovel
    not bad advice overall ;-)

    in reply to: Aggressive QFC security accused my son of stealing #937689

    JoB
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    he handed the kid a basket.. and you are upset?
    really?

    in reply to: Pet License Fees for Indoor Cats #937155

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    JayDee.. my dog is never outside his yard off leash. never. he doesn’t go to dog parks and interact with other dogs. He gets constant vet care, is microchipped and gets his vaccinations.. including kennel cough. still.. i pay to have him licensed.. not because i get any real direct benefit …

    it’s just the right thing to do.

    in reply to: Sea Lions found dead here in WS. Not okay! #933784

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    935
    yes.. it’s wrong to point fingers..
    but i wish you had also said that a fisherman who shot a “pinniped” should lose everything for that illegal act.
    the truth is that too much evil is overlooked simply because those who could have prevented it don’t want to get involved.. to be blamed…

    isn’t it time we started holding ourselves accountable?


    JoB
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    Waynster..
    i confess.. not always sweet and often not innocent
    but i do like a good laugh and you always deliver one
    thanks


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    J242

    i have been posting here long enough that i am pretty sure you know i am not part of the problem. i think being anti fascist is the only sensible thing to do.
    however.. i have never condoned or advocated violence .. even in the face of violence .. as a solution.. unless of course you count wishing i could slap some sense into people who don’t seem to have any… and you are right.. i am woefully ignorant of the nuances of the different groups that claim to represent my best interests in ways i would never approve…

    i confess. .i choose to stay that way.

    in reply to: Nazi in the neighborhood #932200

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    J242
    i wish the label Nazi had more impact.. but sadly it doesn’t.
    it should be enough to make reasonable people stop and think.. but it isn’t.


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    HMCRich

    this is what bothers me most about what you wrote ” They just have to pick when not to lie to avoid indictment” because it doesn’t tell the whole story. they have to pick when not to lie unless there is no political will to indict them… which is happening as we speak… our acceptance of the winner (by hook or crook) takes all philosophy enables liars to prosper.

    No matter which side of the political aisle you think you are defending .. that isn’t a good thing.

    As for the 7t district.. you might take a closer look at it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_7th_congressional_district

    mostly white. mostly affluent. and not always democratic.

    in reply to: 2 Nearly New Thomasville Two Cushion Sofas #931369

    JoB
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    have you considered keeping them long enough to stage the house and selling them after?


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    HMCRich
    can you explain to me how the qualifiers sexual abuser and perjury master pertain to a discussion on the deficit?

    Or.. how those two same qualifiers don’t better describe our current commander in chief who doesn’t care if a woman is a willing participant or not and has been caught red handed paying his paramours off…

    has he perjured himself yet? well.. that remains to be seen doesn’t it. We know he lies continuously.. we can count them.. and someone has.

    and FYI. I get that you don’t like them but Maxine Walters and Patty Murray aren’t old white men.. not by a stretch.

    as for those sexual misconduct payoffs.. i suspect you aren’t going to hear much about them as long as the representatives who profited from them are in power… If they were perpetrated by mostly democrats as you insinuate we would already have full disclosure… after all the hands controlling the cookie jar are Republican.

    We the people didn’t elect Trump. No really. The Electoral College elected Trump.. and even that took more than a bit of voter disenfranchisement and gerrymandering.

    and no.. winner takes all isn’t exactly the motto the United States is built on…
    show me where the preamble to the Constitution says that..

    “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    now.. back to our regularly scheduled programming…

    in reply to: It does my heart good #930856

    JoB
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    yes.. thank you


    JoB
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    LOL. Jan made me laugh… and not because she agrees with me.
    there is nothing like spending weeks on end in the trauma ward to loosen your tongue…

    I am tickled to find her recovered enough for her inner curmudgeon to emerge ;-)


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    935

    your “to the victor go the spoils” remark pretty much says it all…
    Those aren’t the principles upon which this nation was founded
    in fact. those are the principles this nation was founded to avoid.

    you really ought to read those documents your bandy about as though you know what they mean.


    JoB
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    935
    I missed this somehow “to the victor go the spoils”

    that’s the root of the problem. You see the Supreme Court as “spoils”.
    I see the Supreme Court as part of the checks and balances in our government
    there are no checks and balances when the Supreme court is viewed as political spoils


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    935

    Are you aware that ANTIFA is not a liberal group. they are only defined as left wing because they are anti-fascist, anti-racist .. and these days that means they are against the current regime.

    but that doesn’t make them liberal.

    are you aware who first tried to patent the slogan “Make America Great Again’? You know.. the signature slogan of the Trump campaign… The Ku Klux Clan…

    no surprise that they are front and center at Trump rallies.


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    935
    Have you heard of the group patriot front? There’s a group right here in Seattle.
    One of their latest posters… America.. not stolen.. conquered.
    that moral high ground you think you are standing on.. that’s what’s crawling out under it.


    JoB
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    935

    What should i call anyone who votes against their own best interests? Victims?

    And why would you label my dismay at the willingness of Americans to be lied to hate?

    i don’t hate anyone. I am not willing to imprison them or let them die on the streets or take their medical care away from them or remove their children from them or make their personal choices about their medical care for them or…. that’s disdain.. which turns into hate when those who are oppressed refuse to meekly go hide themselves from view.

    demanding respect when you have no respect for others is pretty self serving…
    and the root of what is currently wrong with America.

    i hope we turn out in numbers too large for voter suppression to matter.
    i say hope.. because too many have been convinced that their voices don’t matter…
    they do.

    in reply to: Christmas tree…? #930579

    JoB
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    perhaps we should leave the lights up year round…..


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    935

    you might ask yourself.. why that particular supreme court judge?
    i can probably answer that.. because he had paid his political not judicial dues and because a Yale alum.. George Bush.. campaigned for him in the background.

    you might ask yourself.. why now? Because once having settled on Kavanaugh there wasn’t time to get another justice seated before the midterms.

    So.. they doubled down on a troublesome candidate who might not have seen the last of his troubles yet. He has been charged with ethics violations in his last federal judgeship.

    will he be cleared of those charges? That remains to be seen. If he is not cleared of those charges, can he still keep his seat on the Supreme Court? That remains to be seen too. Either way he is currently sitting on the Supreme Court.

    Would i have had problems with any candidate the Federalist Society put forward. Of course.. and everyone on the short list that Kavanaugh was added to at the last minute was in fact put there by the federalist society.

    Would every candidate have faced ethics violations? Probably not.

    You see, i refuse to believe that every frat boy in the 80s behaved the way the Truth and Courage club .. otherwise known as the “tit and clit” club.. did. I refuse to believe that every frat boy in America boasted about their behavior in their yearbook.

    I refuse to believe that every frat boy in America who was a member of such a club and boasted about their youthful exploits wouldn’t have stood before the committee and apologized for the excesses of their youth.. excesses both they and their best friend documented…

    evading giving a truthful answer to direct questions made in that context is lying… and you know that.

    What else did he lie about? there are long lists but unless the other 98% of his records are released those lies will be difficult to prove.. won’t they.

    This supreme court nomination and the circus that has followed was shameful.

    As for whether he is my president or not… sorry.. he may be the President of the United States but i wanted nothing to do with him long before idiots allowed him to be elected… and his behavior as President hasn’t changed my mind.


    JoB
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    next post pending.. i think the filter kicks them out if they are too long


    JoB
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    btw.. i have two words to say about the process .. Merrick Garland
    you know. that judge that republicans liked until Obama chose him to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.. the seat that Kavanaugh now holds..


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    935

    ” if you open yourself to the public, be prepared to show all your shiny-ness and prettiness, but also be prepared to show all your warts and ugliness. What you call mocking, some (not me) may call repetition of the facts. I think that it is reprehensible to mock a victim, regardless of factual nature”

    what lovely piece of double speak .. if Mr Trump was not mocking the victim … why did he not only acknowledge the laughter but participate in it?

    You don’t approve unless you can somehow label that behavior “honesty”? Where was the honesty in his remarks?

    “Can you remember clearly ALL the events you attended?”

    No, i can’t remember every event i attended. but i certainly do remember every time i was pressed with unwelcome sexual attention that made me uncomfortable.. or when i inflicted it on others..
    and although i am sure i have my share of drinking tales i could tell.. i never boasted about them in writing or in speeches. Never once have i glorified getting drunk to the point of stumbling home drunk or engaging in sexual high jinks… you really should look up the meaning of the terms in Kavanaugh’s yearbooks. I did.

    deflecting the blame on democrats does not change either the behavior of Kavanaugh or his belligerent behavior when questioned about it.

    as for whether i claim Mr Trump as my president.. nope i don’t. He happens to be the sitting President of the United States but there is a lot of question as to whether his election was the legitimate choice of the people and when the dust settles i don’t think this is going to be a President .. or a Congress.. anyone is proud to claim.

    Thank god the midterms aren’t far away. We will see what the people have to say then…


    JoB
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    all i can do is sigh and hope that rationalizations like yours encourage people who don’t think this next election matters to vote.

    Your President mocked a woman who reluctantly came forward to tell her story and who stated that her most painful memory from that episode was the laughter of the young men. He not only allowed an entire audience of supports to laugh at her.. he encouraged them.

    i would love to hear how you rationalize that.

    as for the link to Think Progress.. what i linked to was the clip of Shaw saying exactly what the article reports he said…

    to paraphrase.. the FBI asked the questions the people who mattered thought were important.. the people controlling the process. The questions the democrats on the committee wanted answered weren’t important because they were just politically exploiting the situation.

    the “situation” the democrats were “exploiting” was accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh by more than one woman backed by sworn affidavits sent to the FBI by witnesses to the pattern of conduct… and lies told during the hearing.

    allegation and affidavits the FBI did not explore because they weren’t part of their mandate.. the mandate from people who mattered.

    Democrats didn’t encourage Kavanaugh to hang out with the crowd of frat boys who bragged about drinking to excess and sexually harassing women. Democrats didn’t lie about his participation.

    but hey.. maybe you can find a way to blame Hillary. She was older and wiser than Kavanaugh at the time and she didn’t stop him.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by JoB.

    JoB
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    sorry about the repeat. my first post was evidently caught in some kind of filter before it was spit out.. the two posts were an hour or so apart


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    935
    I have to challenge your opening statement. I definitely did not condone violence against anyone.

    nor did i mock anyone.. although as much can’t be said for our President who led those who attended his rally in laughing at a woman whose greatest fear was to be laughed at….

    stretching the desire to slap those who mouth idiocies like “We do not know for certain if Kavanaugh lied. Or assaulted anyone. Or did anything. Like I said – PROVE it. The FBI couldn’t, the named witnesses (named by the accusers) couldn’t corroborate” and choosing not to is a far cry from advocating violence.

    the FBI was never tasked with determining whether Kavanaugh lied. Because the people who “mattered” didn’t ask that question. It was never tasked with even acknowledging the sworn statements sent to them that supported the allegation because the people who “mattered” didn’t ask them to do so.

    And who were the people who mattered? They were the Republican members of the committee that was trying to pass Kavanaugh’s allegation along.

    “Asked why the FBI was not permitted to investigate whether Kavanaugh had memory lapses — as his former Yale roommate and other former classmates have alleged — Shah argued that no Senator who matters wanted to know.

    ““All the folks that are demanding this type of investigation in the Senate are Democrats who have already pledged to vote no. They don’t want additional information to make a decision. They want to delay this process.” ”

    White House confirms FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation only looked at what Republican senators wanted

    Explain to me how an incomplete investigation that asks only limited questions is “proof” of anything?

    As for Kavanaugh’s lies.. they have been detailed and researched in the press.. and are far more wide ranging than whether or not he remembers blacking out while drinking and sexually assaulting young women… all you have to do is read them.

    i know. i know.. i linked to Think Progress .. but they embedded the CNN clip from which that quote was taken… and it was plainly and unapologetically a partisan response.

    this is going to be another shameful episode in our history which i hope we will begin to correct in the mid term election.

    that you have to reach so far as to accuse J242 and me of advocating violence only points out the weakness of your argument.

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