Senator Josh Hawley: "given Facebook’s long record of evasions, misstatements, half truths & outright falsehoods, I'd be very careful rehearsing their talking points, no matter how much $$ they give you"

I'd be very interested in Congress demanding answers about who Facebook, Twitter, and Google are paying quietly -- calling them something like "consultants" or something -- to carry their water in "conservative" media.

I'd be very, very interested in seeing that.

I think we'd all be very unsurprised to find out whose names are on that payoff list.

Hawley addresses this to Erick Erickson, though I don't know that he intended the entire series of tweets, including the warning about taking FaceBook cash, to be specifically addressed to Erickson.

Sure would like subpeonas to find out who FaceBook, Google, and Twitter are paying.







Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:15 PM




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1 I'm sure Facebook is fine.

Posted by: ... at October 18, 2019 01:17 PM (V9UW9)

2 New thread! I'll call the corgies!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 18, 2019 01:17 PM (so+oy)

3 Suppress content by region.
Hmmm, how could that be used here?

And is Erik on the facebook dole?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 01:17 PM (bDqIh)

4 Early in and this needs to be shouted from the rooftops.
The electronic overlords need to be dismantled.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 18, 2019 01:17 PM (Tt761)

5 Why would a corporation lie?

Posted by: ... at October 18, 2019 01:17 PM (V9UW9)

6 Hawley has been pretty good thusfar - especially compared to Aunt Bea - and I also believe it's high time to start breaking up these monopolies. Start with Facebook then move to Twitter.

Let Google stew a while before we tear them down, too.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 18, 2019 01:18 PM (VWp7G)

7 Is AOS "social media"?

Posted by: BignJames at October 18, 2019 01:18 PM (X/Pw5)

8 I'm missing something here... I don't get the Zuck quote about equating China's censorship policy to refusing to deny the Holocaust.

WTH does that mean?

Posted by: squeakywheel at October 18, 2019 01:19 PM (zFgol)

9 Erickson, the Cuck Crew, many of the current and former NRians, I'm betting most of these are taking that sweet Zuckerberg schmundo.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 18, 2019 01:19 PM (RD7QR)

10 Per NYT: Facebook "has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in peoples news feeds in specific geographic areas"

--

Wow, way to go, NYT. It's been happening at the micro level in the US for years. Get unpersoned and your posts will still show up on facebook, but no one else sees them.

Everything looks normal on your end, though. Just zero replies. You have to view it from another computer (ip?) to see that you've been disappeared.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 18, 2019 01:19 PM (krYGQ)

11 Oh, and didn't Erickson come out as Trump-curious a while ago to suck up to real conservatives? Or was that some other hack?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 18, 2019 01:19 PM (VWp7G)

12 Isn't there some statute somewhere about being an agent of a foreign government for lobbying purposes?
Seems like it could cover what these soycial media outfits are doing. Especially if payoffs are involved.
I don't know. It's an honest question.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 18, 2019 01:19 PM (Tt761)

13 Love the senators grandstanding though about Facebook refusing to censor political "lies" (ie deplatform anyone the SPLC says is lying).

I want just 1 person to retort back to a dem senator and ask if Facebook should have called out Obama on "if you like your plan you can keep your plan" then, named the biggest lie of the year.

Posted by: Mst3k at October 18, 2019 01:20 PM (adDcL)

14 Why doesn't anyone pay me to lie? I'm cheap.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:20 PM (xfb67)

15 Who does not know everything on Facebook is cooked, contrived, and hidden to tell their narrative?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at October 18, 2019 01:20 PM (JFO2v)

16 shocked face ensues

Posted by: fox at October 18, 2019 01:21 PM (hdFyL)

17 Facebook is much happiness making, like People's Republic of China. All Hail Mighty People's Facebook, many glory and happy days!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:21 PM (oVJmc)

18 15 Who does not know everything on Facebook is cooked, contrived, and hidden to tell their narrative?
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at October 18, 2019 01:20 PM (JFO2v)

And that's the crap between all the clickbait advertisements.

Posted by: Roy at October 18, 2019 01:21 PM (ABjxW)

19 Top 20?

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 18, 2019 01:21 PM (rmhdX)

20 Maybe Erik's Red State site, like Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire, has been actively promoted since starting his chats with Zuck.

Is it a direct payment, or is is indirect: we give you more hits, more ad revenue and make you a more prominent voice of the conservative media?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 01:21 PM (bDqIh)

21 I would normally be worried about all these companies conducting surveillance with unprecedented scope and scale but then I remember they are lefties and therefore compassionate. Now if Chick Fil-A was slapping GPS on cars that use their drive thru, then I would panic.

Posted by: ... at October 18, 2019 01:21 PM (V9UW9)

22 Willowed

248
RUSSIA HOAX?????

Scankles has gone absolutely Bug FK crazy. Look at what she is saying now!

https://tinyurl.com/mkbp75g

Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:18 PM (mpXpK)

Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:22 PM (mpXpK)

23 Heh, apparently Hawley wrote a biography of Teddy Roosevelt. Trustbuster, 2019!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 18, 2019 01:22 PM (VWp7G)

24 How do these American companies bend over backwards to please their Chinese customers yet refuse to honor our free speech?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 18, 2019 01:22 PM (HaL55)

25 The funniest part would be Facebook thinking that Erick Erickson was influential enough to buy.

Posted by: Mark1971 at October 18, 2019 01:22 PM (xPl2J)

26 I am impressed that anyone in Congress is saying something like that about our Tech Overlords.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Transition from a Fugue to Enlightenment With an SJW Kit from the Outrage Outlet! at October 18, 2019 01:23 PM (hLRSq)

27 Zuckerberg is poisoning the well, basically. if you criticise him, corporate media will then smear you as an antiSemite.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:23 PM (QvPgQ)

28 14 Why doesn't anyone pay me to lie? I'm cheap.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:20 PM (xfb67)

Right? I'm perfectly happy to write "Mark Zuckerberg is the kindest, warmest, bravest man I've ever known" for some Zuckerbucks.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 18, 2019 01:23 PM (RD7QR)

29 >>Who does not know everything on Facebook is cooked, contrived, and hidden to tell their narrative?



Apparently Mark Zuckerberg, but only when testifying before Congress.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 01:23 PM (bDqIh)

30 As Winston Churchill once said:

"Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat"

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 18, 2019 01:23 PM (iuFgi)

31
Scankles has gone absolutely Bug FK crazy. Look at what she is saying now!



Skankles wants the prettier, younger woman out of the way.

I'll bet Bill's banged her already.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (oVJmc)

32 They've been doing this for awhile now - was very obvious when the CMP videos came out. 2 years clean of FB meself, not missing much.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (/ZYFC)

33 The first time Facebook steps on a Democrat in the House they will lose all their privileges and be treated like any other news source.

Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (mpXpK)

34 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (zZbCU)

35 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (arJlL)

36 Does my soul good to see an actual conservative slap around these gate-opening, back-stabbing, bow tie-wearing sitzpinklers for once.

Posted by: Monty James at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (Zqz9o)

37 Early OT, but Dhvani, a women's sport-wear company has a billboard in Times Square, with a grrrrrl about to stab Trump.

Posted by: Judge Kamahamehameha at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (FiUMj)

38 34 not first
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 18, 2019 01:24 PM (zZbCU)

You had one job

Posted by: REDACTED at October 18, 2019 01:25 PM (rpxSz)

39 14 Why doesn't anyone pay me to lie? I'm cheap.
_______________

yep, and I'll be happy to sit on some Ukranian or Chinese boards and do nothing and know nothing, for a whole lot less than $166,000 a month -- and I won't even whore around and smoke crack while I'm doing it!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 18, 2019 01:25 PM (k4dH2)

40 Ar-ar-ar-ar! It's all about the munee, my boy.

Posted by: Mr. Krabs at October 18, 2019 01:25 PM (pSFDi)

41 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV

Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (BqBId)

42 At least whores admit they are whores right Erik, Jonah & Charlie 2-wives?

Posted by: Fat Jack at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (aA3+G)

43 Ben Shapiro

Posted by: strong pimp paw mcclaws at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (ev02w)

44 Rush talking about Trump campaign suit against CNN.

Lulz.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (oVJmc)

45 Didja see that Paleface Speak With Forked Tongue wants more censorship, not less.

Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
If we can lie in Facebook ads and get away with it, we know that campaign finance laws are not equipped to address online political advertising. My plan would modernize campaign finance law for the digital age. If you are ready to regulate political ads on the internet, sign up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (+y/Ru)

46 I'm missing something here... I don't get the Zuck quote about equating China's censorship policy to refusing to deny the Holocaust.

WTH does that mean?


I will have to defer to LeBron on that one.

Posted by: t-bird at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (gHCnG)

47 41 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV


Sy Benson, a tower of jello!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:27 PM (oVJmc)

48 >>>>R.I.P. Bill Macy

Damn, he didn't even live long enough to see his wife get out of jail.

Posted by: Mark1971 at October 18, 2019 01:27 PM (xPl2J)

49 FaceTwatGram

All evil as fuck and pure poison.

Posted by: Judge Kamahamehameha at October 18, 2019 01:27 PM (FiUMj)

50 Scankles has gone absolutely Bug FK crazy. Look at what she is saying now!

https://tinyurl.com/mkbp75g

Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:18 PM (mpXpK)
===

Odd that she's echoing what a CNN contributor said on air a few days ago. That being said, I used to be somewhat sympathetic to Tulsi, as she seemed consistent on foreign policy. But ever since she came out for this impeachment nonsense it's less so. Also she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations or at least was. It was scrubbed from Wikipedia recently.

Posted by: Augustine at October 18, 2019 01:27 PM (BDZWU)

51 >>The funniest part would be Facebook thinking that Erick Erickson was influential enough to buy.

Eh, I think this might be similar to what the MSM news does: they pick some not-very-conservative who happily criticizes Republicans/conservatives (while going light on Dems/lefties) and make them their house conservative in political roundtables/political discussion shows.

As a result, they shut out real conservative ideas and arguments while giving the appearance of including a "conservative" voice.

Erik is preferable to a real conservative, he's window dressing for excluding conservatives.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 01:27 PM (bDqIh)

52 The "resistance," including the nevertrumpers, are being funded by China and other commies.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 18, 2019 01:27 PM (nRWPy)

53 Every man for themselves is my motto today.

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:28 PM (4ugnK)

54 May this autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful!
* run over by tank *

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 18, 2019 01:28 PM (1Vobx)

55 41 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV
Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (BqBId)

97! That's a good long life.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (RD7QR)

56 You know, it really is sad. Once upon a time, I thought guys like Goldberg and Erickson and others actually cared about the conservative movement, that they actually wanted to turn things around.

It's always disappointing when you find out people you used to respect were just cashing a check the whole time.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (mzTVj)

57 Sponsor so that is what Erik is calling blow jobs these days

Grifter

Posted by: Fat Jack at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (aA3+G)

58 "If we can lie in Facebook ads and get away with it, "

from Fauxcahontas, the expert on lying on applications and getting away with it.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (QvPgQ)

59 I thought a bunch of rulings said you can't sue a new organization for defaming a politician.

Oh right, CNN isn't a new organization.

Posted by: Judge Kamahamehameha at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (FiUMj)

60 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV
Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (BqBId)
------------
He pulled the "don't you know who I am?" on my sister when she was a flight attendant back in the Northwest Orient days. R.I.P

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (/ZYFC)

61 Why doesn't anyone pay me to lie? I'm cheap.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:20 PM (xfb67)

no kidding.

all i want is $7,525 a month in varied and unmarked bills.

i'll say anything that want that doesn't get me thrown in jail...

Posted by: SturmToddler at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (8D42x)

62 Is AOS "social media"?

Posted by: BignJames at October 18, 2019 01:18 PM (X/Pw5)
........

Yes, and a dessert topping.

Posted by: wth at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (v0R5T)

63 Ace, why don't you try out for some of that ChiCom money?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:30 PM (oVJmc)

64 If we broke up ATT and Standard Oil

why not break up the most corrosive monopolies in the US ?

NYC

DC

Posted by: REDACTED at October 18, 2019 01:30 PM (rpxSz)

65 >>>Yes, and a dessert topping.


And a floor polish!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 18, 2019 01:31 PM (VWp7G)

66 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV

Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (BqBId)



His department stores aren't doing all that well either

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 18, 2019 01:31 PM (mpeBU)

67 60 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV
Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (BqBId)
------------
He pulled the "don't you know who I am?" on my sister when she was a flight attendant back in the Northwest Orient days. R.I.P
Posted by: jhawk90 at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (/ZYFC)

Northwest Orient used to have some ridiculously non-PC commercials way back when.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 18, 2019 01:31 PM (RD7QR)

68 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
If we can lie in Facebook ads and get away with it, we know that campaign finance laws are not equipped to address online political advertising. My plan would modernize campaign finance law for the digital age. If you are ready to regulate political ads on the internet, sign up.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (+y/Ru)



Haha paha me no see um problem, no understandum paleface constitution paper

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 18, 2019 01:31 PM (M+Lyo)

69 >>Yes, and a dessert topping.

And a sandwich!
Don't @ me!!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 01:31 PM (bDqIh)

70 >>>If we broke up ATT and Standard Oil why not break up the most corrosive monopolies in the US ?



Like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 18, 2019 01:31 PM (VWp7G)

71 My retirement plan doesn't account for me living until I'm 97.

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:32 PM (4ugnK)

72 Considering fat fuck Erickson used to sub for Rush, his fall has been a lot steeper than a hack nobody like Patterico.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 18, 2019 01:32 PM (y7DUB)

73 Pool reporter: "Mr. Trump, with these new revelations surfacing, what can you tell us about your plans in dealing with Facebook moving forward?"

*leans into mic*
Trump: "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed
legislation that will outlaw Facebook forever. We begin bombing in five
minutes."

Posted by: TheHoser at October 18, 2019 01:32 PM (IDjUx)

74 63 Ace, why don't you try out for some of that ChiCom money?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:30 PM (oVJmc)

Ace of Spades for greatly People's Republic! Much blogging, very ewok!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 18, 2019 01:32 PM (RD7QR)

75

Wanna see my girl-wiener?

Posted by: Facebook Frankie at October 18, 2019 01:32 PM (UFLLM)

76 Something's gotta give at some point.


Feinstein has been up to her fourth facelift stitches in China for decades. Palsi is palsy with all the right tech players as well. It's no secret here that most of the swank dinners in Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley etc. are well attended by CA's finest legislators groveling at the feet of big tech. It's incredibly incestuous. Everybody is a consultant, honorary board member etc., and Sacramento is just a satellite office for Menlo Park.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:32 PM (Z1ykJ)

77 "If we can lie in Facebook ads and get away with it, "

from Fauxcahontas, the expert on lying on applications and getting away with it.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM


As our esteemed colleague and former Vice President put it so succinctly and eloquently, "We are for truth, not facts."

Posted by: Elizabeth "Two Dogs" Warren at October 18, 2019 01:33 PM (DMUuz)

78 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV

--

Killed by a jealous husband.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 18, 2019 01:33 PM (krYGQ)

79 Will cause a disruption in the cat videos popping up on my Facebook feed? I need to know, dammit. I need to know right f-ing now!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 18, 2019 01:34 PM (A7Xca)

80 69
>>Yes, and a dessert topping.



And a sandwich!

Don't @ me!!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 01:31 PM (bDqIh)


Surprise!!

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 18, 2019 01:34 PM (nRWPy)

81 Ace, why don't you try out for some of that ChiCom money?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:30 PM (oVJmc)


He was a Kaboom child, not Rice Krinkles.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:34 PM (Z1ykJ)

82 all i want is $7,525 a month in varied and unmarked bills.

--

My sister earns that selling lace wigs part time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 18, 2019 01:34 PM (krYGQ)

83 It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Fatty Fathead had been taking Facebook, Google, Twitter, and even Chinese money for some time.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 01:34 PM (Bf3hj)

84 Relax, there were cat videos before Facebook.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:34 PM (xfb67)

85
I think we'd all be very unsurprised to find out whose names are on that payoff list.


__________





So, like unsurprised anal then?

Posted by: ShainS at October 18, 2019 01:34 PM (F9rT3)

86 Trump: "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Facebook forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
________________

Add in google, twatter, and instagram, and he'd win in a landslide of epic proportions!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (k4dH2)

87
We will have plenty of resources, no climate change and no need for concerns about FaceTwit when 50% of you are dead! Have a nice day!

Posted by: Maoist Democratic Socialist at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (UFLLM)

88 Ace, why don't you try out for some of that ChiCom money?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles
...........

Yeah.. and we could all help out by taking turns praising PRC and its leadership for their overwhelming humanitarian contributions to the world!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (so+oy)

89 I always top my dessert with extra dessert.

Posted by: Patrick at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (pSFDi)

90 Hillary Clinton is nuts. I hope she runs third party.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (QvPgQ)

91 There are ethics rules now in medicine about disclosing in any research paper any potential conflict of interest or paid positions with drug companies.

Shouldn't we know if a putative conservative speaker is getting paid by a lefty source - put it on the Chyron

JONAH GOLDBERG - THE CUCKSHED NEWSLETTER, PUTATIVE CONSERVATIVE MALE, PAID SPOKESWHORE OF FACEGOOGLE & PIERRE ODIMEIER

Posted by: simplemind at October 18, 2019 01:36 PM (6mWkT)

92 Scheduled Anal.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 18, 2019 01:36 PM (Ct55T)

93

Fuck Facebook. SURPRISE!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at October 18, 2019 01:36 PM (UFLLM)

94 Sorry Mao, only 24% of the Boomers are gone at this point. We have a long wait.
Have a nice day.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 01:37 PM (Bf3hj)

95 The Q is more like anti-social media.

Posted by: blaster at October 18, 2019 01:37 PM (9VeU0)

96 I'm way too lazy to look it up but remember a few years back when all of a sudden every site seemed to be putting up video clips rather than text stories? And how damn annoying it was because I want to be able to scroll up and down and read and reread if necessary, not watch a video clip. And then it turned out that Facebook was more or less making up out of whole cloth the engagement numbers on video and using that for advertising.

Yeah, good times, good times.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019 01:37 PM (GbPPJ)

97 Scankles has gone absolutely Bug FK crazy. Look at what she is saying now!
https://tinyurl.com/mkbp75g


Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:18 PM (mpXpK)



Saw this earlier, 4th stage TDS is a terrible thing to have to witness.


Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:37 PM (Z1ykJ)

98 Hillary Clinton is nuts. I hope she runs third party.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (QvPgQ)
.........

Did that weird hole in her tongue ever heal up?

Posted by: wth at October 18, 2019 01:37 PM (v0R5T)

99 Fuck Facebook. SURPRISE!


Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at October 18, 2019 01:36 PM (UFLLM)


Post 100, break out the lube. Or not.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (Z1ykJ)

100
Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at October 18, 2019 01:36 PM (UFLLM)







Hey, did you ever pork Marlene Desmond?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (veoSD)

101 Now Rush is talking to a radical Agnostic.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (oVJmc)

102 Hillary Clinton is nuts. I hope she runs third party.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (QvPgQ)


She'd never do that because she'd have to finance it with Crime Family money which is already waning.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (y7DUB)

103 Sorry Mao, only 24% of the Boomers are gone at this point. We have a long wait.

Door to door execution squads with quotas will solve that problem! Go long on mortuaries!

Posted by: Maoist Democratic Socialist at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (UFLLM)

104 I wonder if MySpace would have been as bad as Facebook.

Someone educate me as someone who doesn't do social media. Why / How did Facebook overtake / replace MySpace ?

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (4ugnK)

105 How come Hillary the Repulsive hasn't accused Bernie of being a Russian asset?
Has she accused Creepy Joe of grabbing her ass? Or her diaper?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 18, 2019 01:39 PM (Uu+Jp)

106 @104
Hot college chicks over frumpy moms

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 01:39 PM (Bf3hj)

107 60 R.I.P. Bill Macy of Maude fame and guest star across MeTV
Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 18, 2019 01:26 PM (BqBId)
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He pulled the "don't you know who I am?" on my sister when she was a flight attendant back in the Northwest Orient days. R.I.P
Posted by: jhawk90 at October 18, 2019 01:29 PM (/ZYFC)
-----------
Also once saw Bea Arthur in the Denny's by the Casino Royale in the early 90's. Sadly I don't have any Adrienne Barbeau sightings.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 18, 2019 01:39 PM (/ZYFC)

108 104 I wonder if MySpace would have been as bad as Facebook.

Someone educate me as someone who doesn't do social media. Why / How did Facebook overtake / replace MySpace ?
Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (4ugnK)

no animated wallpaper.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 18, 2019 01:39 PM (Ct55T)

109 90 Hillary Clinton is nuts. I hope she runs third party.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:35 PM (QvPgQ)

She can run with Stacey Abrams and call it the Thunder Thighs Party. Thunder Thighs 2020: We Will Crush the Patriarchy Between Our Thighs!*




*You weren't thinking about lunch, were you?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 18, 2019 01:39 PM (RD7QR)

110
Someone educate me as someone who doesn't do social media. Why / How did Facebook overtake / replace MySpace ?
Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (4ugnK)







Because "Ewwww. My DAD is on MySpace."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (veoSD)

111 Did that weird hole in her tongue ever heal up?

Posted by: wth at October 18, 2019 01:37 PM (v0R5T)

I'm sort of surprised at this point nobody has gone back to revisit the absolute sci-fi weirdness that was going on during the latter end of the campaigns and debates. Or even a book?

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (Z1ykJ)

112 Hey, did you ever pork Marlene Desmond?

That was my cousin, Surprise Fisting Otter...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (UFLLM)

113 *raises hand* I volunteer to groom Tulsi.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (GbPPJ)

114 Would Hillary even know if someone grabbed her ass?

It's pretty far away.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (xfb67)

115 Ever wonder where they bury everybody? Doesn't seem to be enough room.

Posted by: wth at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (v0R5T)

116 Bernie actually WAS a Russian agent.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (QvPgQ)

117 There's a Senator named "Josh"?

Posted by: t-bird at October 18, 2019 01:41 PM (IMdOQ)

118 Because "Ewwww. My DAD is on MySpace."
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (veoSD)

Isn't that what they say about Facebook today?

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:41 PM (4ugnK)

119 Bernie actually WAS a Russian agent.
=====
He's still on their payroll.

Posted by: simplemind at October 18, 2019 01:41 PM (a8dOV)

120 The sacrifices you make, atc...

Posted by: gapoz at October 18, 2019 01:42 PM (WlV+s)

121 raises hand* I volunteer to groom Tulsi.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (GbPPJ)

I volunteer to watch.

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:42 PM (4ugnK)

122 Why hasn't Facebook been obliterated by the pound me too movement? Since it was birthed on the premise of rating women's looks and how doable they were. Seems like chicks would run them out of town for bad thought. But the autistic retard twerp is given a pass.

Posted by: NCKate at October 18, 2019 01:42 PM (rx1QH)

123 And on that day,

I learned to love Big Brother.

Posted by: rd at October 18, 2019 01:42 PM (+0uDE)

124 Isn't that what they say about Facebook today?

They better not.

Posted by: The CIA's Lifelog at October 18, 2019 01:42 PM (IMdOQ)

125 Polls are like booze to Allah and his cuck buds

They drink and drink, thinking the next one will be the key to their happy ending

2am comes and they are alone, choking their chicken

they have a hangover for a little while and then they're back to the bottle

over and over again

Posted by: REDACTED at October 18, 2019 01:42 PM (rpxSz)

126
Because "Ewwww. My DAD is on MySpace."
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (veoSD)

Isn't that what they say about Facebook today?
Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:41 PM (4ugnK)






Yep. Which is why Schmuckerberg is sucking ChiCom penis. He needs to replace the cool kids that they're losing.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (veoSD)

127 Isn't that what they say about Facebook today?
Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:41 PM (4ugnK)


Pretty much. Hence why Facebook is desperate to get access to the Chinese market: they need new blood as they lose subscribers in the West.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (wCmLp)

128 Everyone that isn't actively working to destroy the US is a Russian agent.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (xfb67)

129
Bearnie? Ppfffftttttt. He was never more than a Sunshine Comrade, talking the talk as part of his grift. He hasen't killed even 50 people yet.

Posted by: Maoist Democratic Socialist at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (UFLLM)

130 Has the MSM made the point that Hillary's accusations are not supported by evidence?

Nah, Hillz could say Tulsi was a space alien and the MSM wouldn't take issue with the claim.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (Uu+Jp)

131 114 Would Hillary even know if someone grabbed her ass?



you just volunteered

she's all yours, Tiger

Posted by: REDACTED at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM (rpxSz)

132 raises hand* I volunteer to groom Tulsi.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019

Safe to assume you're familiar with the Tulsi workout videos?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM (RD7QR)

133
raises hand* I volunteer to groom Tulsi.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (GbPPJ)


*contemplates holding stool joke*

*abandons idea as imprudent*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM (jYnPD)

134 LOL at Hillary's "Pooty has Kompromat on Drumpf"....

Has this basic c*nt ever even heard of the National Enquirer?

Was she even awake and coherent between 1980 and 2010?

For Fuck's Sake.

Trump's entire damn LIFE is "kompromat", it's all already out in the open. This silly bitch needs to stop smelling herself.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM (Ct55T)

135 107 Also once saw Bea Arthur in the Denny's by the
Casino Royale in the early 90's. Sadly I don't have any Adrienne
Barbeau sightings.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 18, 2019 01:39 PM (/ZYFC)

But Christina Hendricks is on the open market now

Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (mpXpK)

136 If you're going to groom Tulsi, make sure she's bikini ready.

Posted by: wth at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (v0R5T)

137 It's all Fake!

Fakebook.

Posted by: Fritz at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (kLDv+)

138 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (GbPPJ)

Just a suggestion: start with laser treatments for her face. She should be smoothed out after about ten sesssions.

The rest of her, well, it's your playground, not mine...

Posted by: kallisto at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (DJFLF)

139 Has the MSM made the point that Hillary's accusations are not supported by evidence?

Why would you fact-check things that are facts? Waste of time, I say!

Posted by: t-bird at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (IMdOQ)

140 But Christina Hendricks is on the open market now


Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (mpXpK)

Wuh?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 01:46 PM (jYnPD)

141 Someone educate me as someone who doesn't do social media. Why / How did Facebook overtake / replace MySpace ?

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:38 PM (4ugnK)



At my age, I never really got the social media thing. In fact, my partner in VC talked to me about doing a competitor to myspace, and I just didn't get it.


Myspace really started as a music site, and meant to hook up musicians. It was never designed to do what it wound up doing. All Zuck saw was his friends coming up with some really good ideas and swiped everything. Build a better mousetrap and all that. And they got it out first. The valley is full of firms that ripped off their tech, or developed it at Stanford or MIT using their money and then walked out the door.


While I have no doubt there's been better ideas, it's hard to tell because these companies come along and squash you one way or another. And we've seen with the companies that do steer clear of selling out - big tech makes life for them very hard indeed.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:46 PM (Z1ykJ)

142 136 If you're going to groom Tulsi, make sure she's bikini ready.
Posted by: wth at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (v0R5T)

Would that be a Russian wax?

*hic**shart**thud*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, Nacho President at October 18, 2019 01:46 PM (RD7QR)

143 My Aspens are losing their leaves long before peak color. It's going to be another brutal winter.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (Bf3hj)

144 At Althouse, a post about the benevolent Chinese Reeducation of the Uighurs. You don't want to read the linked article if you are squeamish.

https://tinyurl.com/yyb7gewk

Ace? You may want to post on this.

Posted by: rd at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (+0uDE)

145 134 LOL at Hillary's "Pooty has Kompromat on Drumpf"....

Has this basic c*nt ever even heard of the National Enquirer?

Was she even awake and coherent between 1980 and 2010?

For Fuck's Sake.

Trump's entire damn LIFE is "kompromat", it's all already out in the open. This silly bitch needs to stop smelling herself.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM (Ct55T)


She's reliving the end of the 2016 campaign. That woman is whack.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Transition from a Fugue to Enlightenment With an SJW Kit from the Outrage Outlet! at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (hLRSq)

146 IOW alexthe chick, start with the areas the public sees fisrst.

Posted by: kallisto at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (DJFLF)

147 Sen. Hawley is a natural successor to President Trump, for starters.

OF COURSE Erickson is on the take. After he utterly destroyed his brand with his Never Trump bullshit, he periodically would announce he was unable to attend X event although he very wanted much to do so (why someone would want him is another issue). In other words, Erickson didn't have the jack to fly and travel on his own dime. It would be delicious to see who all Zuckerberg has greased.

Now from one non-sequitur to another: how in the Hell is it even possible for American corporations to facilitate cultural and outright genocide in China? Because make no mistake, this is exactly what is happening with Big Tech and others. We wouldn't allow corporations to develop Zyclon B gas, I think/hope, to conduct another Holocaust, so why this? We all know the reason: the same forces of evil in D.C. that should prevent it also have been greased by China, with a few exceptions like Hawley.

When the postscript to the United States is written in the not-too-distant future, how China utterly corrupted the nation in its end stages will loom large. The rope literally was sold.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (iw59Q)

148 Sidebar, Bill Findlay - another "I can't believe he was still alive!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (Kpl3J)

149 140
But Christina Hendricks is on the open market now




Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:45 PM (mpXpK)

Wuh?


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 01:46 PM (jYnPD)

https://tinyurl.com/y2wsmmqy

Posted by: Vic at October 18, 2019 01:48 PM (mpXpK)

150 *raises hand* I volunteer to groom Tulsi.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM


Are you Rooski?

Do you have a plan?

Posted by: Admiral J. Painter at October 18, 2019 01:48 PM (DMUuz)

151 MySpace was pretty good at being a music site until they .... lost all the music. that was one epic fail.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:48 PM (QvPgQ)

152 Also once saw Bea Arthur in the Denny's by the
Casino Royale in the early 90's.



And her hair was perfect.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:48 PM (oVJmc)

153 143 My Aspens are losing their leaves long before peak color. It's going to be another brutal winter.
Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (Bf3hj)

Everything's turning early here in PA. It's pretty, but I don't look forward to another brutal cold spell like last year.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 18, 2019 01:48 PM (RD7QR)

154 @134

It is amazing to see the Democrats morph into Joseph McCarthy before our very eyes.

While they're at it they might as well issue a posthumous apology to him.


What a clown show.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 18, 2019 01:49 PM (cZ8T3)

155 Everyone that isn't actively working to destroy the US is a Russian agent.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (xfb67)
----

So...the Russians are US patriots? I'm confused....

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 18, 2019 01:49 PM (ECrgQ)

156 Erickson is taking Google and Facebook money?
Of course, sucking dick don't pay all of his bills yet

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 18, 2019 01:50 PM (cXp0V)

157 It's a little late to groom Tulsi

nothings gonna solve her "flip side of a nestles crunch bar" skin on her face.

Posted by: REDACTED at October 18, 2019 01:50 PM (rpxSz)

158 Also, because I'm not a good person, I believe completely that Ericksson gives his TDS away for free

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 18, 2019 01:50 PM (GbPPJ)

159 Hendricks looks a bit like Bella Thorne. If you go with Bella, or better yet Olivia Thirlby, you are much more likely to have the kind of Threesome you are looking for.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 01:50 PM (Bf3hj)

160 She can run with Stacey Abrams and call it the Thunder Thighs Party.
Thunder Thighs 2020: We Will Crush the Patriarchy Between Our Thighs!*

Who else could drop a deuce running and not hit her shoes?

Posted by: Puddy Nose at October 18, 2019 01:51 PM (K22Va)

161 The thing about these social media companies is that there is really only room for one.. the rest get pushed to the side by the users.

If your aunt is on MySpace and your sister is on Facebook what do you do? You pick the one with the most of your friends on it.

Zuck was better at getting people to adopt his.. that's all. By its very nature it has to be a monopoly.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 18, 2019 01:51 PM (so+oy)

162 Maybe it's time to distribute fliers that say "China is right about free speech."

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 01:51 PM (DQebX)

163 I misread TDS as STD.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 01:51 PM (xfb67)

164 141 While I have no doubt there's been better ideas, it's hard to tell because these companies come along and squash you one way or another. And we've seen with the companies that do steer clear of selling out - big tech makes life for them very hard indeed.
Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:46 PM (Z1ykJ)

Look no further than how Facebook bought off and then squashed the Oculus guy.

Posted by: Allie at October 18, 2019 01:51 PM (sm6Pk)

165 'Maude' was Norman Lear's follow-up to All In The Family. It was supposed to be about this liberal woman that had all the same positions as Lear...but she was obviously a really rotten person. It's like Lear never understood what he was doing-- Archie became a working-class hero, and Maude became every snobby, bigoted, social-climbing liberal hypocrite.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (oVJmc)

166 As Pocahontas would say:

Great Tech Father speak with forked tongue.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (e1mEI)

167 130
Has the MSM made the point that Hillary's accusations are not supported by evidence?



Nah, Hillz could say Tulsi was a space alien and the MSM wouldn't take issue with the claim.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (Uu+Jp)

+++
All the king's horses and all the king's men could not put Hillary Dumpty back together again.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (sIyWR)

168
OF COURSE Erickson is on the take. After he utterly destroyed his brand with his Never Trump bullshit, he periodically would announce he was unable to attend X event although he very wanted much to do so (why someone would want him is another issue). In other words, Erickson didn't have the jack to fly and travel on his own dime. It would be delicious to see who all Zuckerberg has greased.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (iw59Q)








EE probably had the money, he just didn't want to pony up the dough. Also, he was probably too stupid to understand that he could likely write it off on his taxes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (veoSD)

169
Bernie actually WAS a Russian agent.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 18, 2019 01:40 PM (QvPgQ)

------

Bernie was too stupid to even ask for payment from Russia. They supported a lot of commies here in the US. Bernie is a true believer.

Posted by: rd at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (+0uDE)

170 I posted yesterday that I was unaware of the widespread Christian harassment and persecution in China as it seems the press mostly reported on Muslim and Falun Gong .

They tore down a mega church a few days ago.

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (4ugnK)

171 143 My Aspens are losing their leaves long before peak color. It's going to be another brutal winter.
Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (Bf3hj)

Everything's turning early here in PA. It's pretty, but I don't look forward to another brutal cold spell like last year.
Posted by: joncelli
........

Everything is late here in the midwest.

We went up to Wisconsin fairly far up north a few weeks ago and there was zero color.

Just starting a little bit here.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 18, 2019 01:53 PM (so+oy)

172 *contemplates holding stool joke*
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM


Perhaps you could volunteer to stabilize the mini-trampoline?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 18, 2019 01:53 PM (DMUuz)

173 If the NFL was in China, Colin Kaepernick would have been shot.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:53 PM (oVJmc)

174 Still recalling Christina Hendricks' memorable turn as Saffron on Firefly ...

... I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Rightleaning Rapporteur at October 18, 2019 01:53 PM (UIQou)

175 Let Google stew a while before we tear them down, too.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 18, 2019 01:18 PM (VWp7G)


That's where I would start with. Facebook and Twitter can be ignored with relative ease, but Google is everywhere. You can't do a thing on the internet without interacting with Google.

Install NoScript and then head for your top 40 favorite sites. Check each one for a google script.

And you will see what I mean.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 18, 2019 01:53 PM (Z4rgH)

176 Pretty much. Hence why Facebook is desperate to get
access to the Chinese market: they need new blood as they lose
subscribers in the West.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 18, 2019 01:43 PM (wCmLp)


What blows me away is that they've got the buggy whip mentality on steroids. Too big too fast? A megalomaniac driving the company? Who knows. Instagram is a perfect example. It was a hoot at first (the ONLY social media I've ever used) and they were developing and making advancements pretty quickly. FB buys them and boom! No changes, no improvements, only dragging it down. With crappy algorithms everybody complains about. The feed goes from chronological to what they think is the most interesting content. Force fed crap.
Now, they're starting to ban hashtags - the hashtags that were the raison d'etre for IG to begin with! And, they don't tell you. You need to check to make sure it's not been banned, or you get shadowbanned. Happened to me several times. Plus, they start ganging up on you. Don't for a second believe Amazon isn't talking to FB talking to google talking to PayPal.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:54 PM (Z1ykJ)

177 The thing about these social media companies is that there is really only room for one.. the rest get pushed to the side by the users.

---

Because of the retarded idea of exclusivity that pervades the tech world.

Why can't you send messages from facebook to MySPace or LinkedIn? Or view all your friends in your feed regardless of what platform they're on?

Imagine how fucking stupid it would have been at the start of the internet if you could only send email to people on your email system.

Well, that level of fucking stupid is now the new normal.

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 01:54 PM (DQebX)

178 172
*contemplates holding stool joke*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM



Perhaps you could volunteer to stabilize the mini-trampoline?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 18, 2019 01:53 PM (DMUuz)

Or towel boy.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 01:54 PM (jYnPD)

179 114 Would Hillary even know if someone grabbed her ass?



you just volunteered
______________

Not even with your hand in one of those heavy-duty bio-hazard gloves.

Can you imagine how flabby and wrinkled and dimply and hairy and gross that huge butt of hers must be? 'Tis vomit-inducing to even think about.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 18, 2019 01:55 PM (k4dH2)

180 "170 I posted yesterday that I was unaware of the widespread Christian harassment and persecution in China as it seems the press mostly reported on Muslim and Falun Gong .

They tore down a mega church a few days ago."

Our propaganda outlets also are beholden to China, and realize most Americans won't get overly upset by Muslim and Falun Gong persecution. That's the short answer.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 01:55 PM (iw59Q)

181 If the NFL was in China, Colin Kaepernick would have been shot.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles

---

Now, why the hell did you have to go and make Chinese Football League look appealing?

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 01:55 PM (DQebX)

182 OT: Why is the Star Wars movie sequence 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9?

Because in charge of numbering Yoda was.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 18, 2019 01:55 PM (DMUuz)

183 Maude' was Norman Lear's follow-up to All In The Family. It was supposed to be about this liberal woman that had all the same positions as Lear...but she was obviously a really rotten person. It's like Lear never understood what he was doing-- Archie became a working-class hero, and Maude became every snobby, bigoted, social-climbing liberal hypocrite.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (oVJmc)

I thought Maude was intentionally supposed to be the inverse of Archie. She was less "lovable" than him too.
She was arrogant and just as bigoted as Archie, but self-righteous on top of that.

My father loved All in the Family--we always watched it.
But he couldn't stand Maude.
I don't think he was alone in that.
Like with All in the Family, Lear did use Maude to push his agenda.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 18, 2019 01:56 PM (NFEMn)

184
'Maude' was Norman Lear's follow-up to All In The Family. It was supposed to be about this liberal woman that had all the same positions as Lear...but she was obviously a really rotten person. It's like Lear never understood what he was doing-- Archie became a working-class hero, and Maude became every snobby, bigoted, social-climbing liberal hypocrite.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 18, 2019 01:52 PM (

---------

^^^^^
This!

I saw a few episodes. She and her friends were the epitome of small minded scolds. They were just scolding us about the "correct" things.

Although her show daughter was sort of hot.

Posted by: rd at October 18, 2019 01:57 PM (+0uDE)

185 180 Our propaganda outlets also are beholden to China, and realize most Americans won't get overly upset by Muslim and Falun Gong persecution. That's the short answer.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 01:55 PM (iw59Q)

A restaurant owner in my area has been asking people sign petitions about Falun Gong for years now.

Posted by: Allie at October 18, 2019 01:57 PM (sm6Pk)

186 "168
OF COURSE Erickson is on the take. After he utterly destroyed his brand with his Never Trump bullshit, he periodically would announce he was unable to attend X event although he very wanted much to do so (why someone would want him is another issue). In other words, Erickson didn't have the jack to fly and travel on his own dime. It would be delicious to see who all Zuckerberg has greased.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (iw59Q)








EE probably had the money, he just didn't want to pony up the dough. Also, he was probably too stupid to understand that he could likely write it off on his taxes."

If you heard him, it probably would change your mind. He was begging because he didn't have it. Granted, I once had to approve charitable donations to individual recipients so my ear may be better in that regard.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 01:57 PM (iw59Q)

187 "170 I posted yesterday that I was unaware of the widespread Christian harassment and persecution in China as it seems the press mostly reported on Muslim and Falun Gong .

They tore down a mega church a few days ago."

----

I can name a few mega churches here in America that need tearing down.

Of course, it'd be nice if they just got torn down because no one was attending them and they were in a good spot for a parking lot.

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 01:58 PM (DQebX)

188 Install NoScript and then head for your top 40 favorite sites. Check each one for a google script.



And you will see what I mean.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 18, 2019 01:53 PM (Z4rgH)


Exactly. I do everything I can to avoid them, but it's a drop in the bucket. What's really scary is I've found even using a VPN (and open-source browsers) they still manage to track you. Apparently, they can even tell you from keystrokes if you somehow manage to stealth your PC enough so they can't glean other info from it.

George Orwell had no frickin' clue how scary things could get. When the government actually depends on them you know we're in deep caca.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 01:58 PM (Z1ykJ)

189 I'm starting a new online amateur webzine newsletter -- The Astringent. And it's going to be one tightly-run ship!

Posted by: Pussy Galore at October 18, 2019 01:58 PM (Dh1wo)

190 Bea Arthur somewhat brought her Maude character to the Golden Girls. Maybe it's just Bea Arthur who was unlikable.

Posted by: Easy Andy at October 18, 2019 01:59 PM (4ugnK)

191 I'll be happy to sit on some Ukranian or Chinese boards and do nothing and know nothing, for a whole lot less than $166,000 a month -- and I won't even whore around and smoke crack while I'm doing it!


Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's not go crazy here. Moderation in all things.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 18, 2019 01:59 PM (yQpMk)

192 "185 180 Our propaganda outlets also are beholden to China, and realize most Americans won't get overly upset by Muslim and Falun Gong persecution. That's the short answer.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 01:55 PM (iw59Q)

A restaurant owner in my area has been asking people sign petitions about Falun Gong for years now."

Good for the owner, mind you, but that's an outlier. Show the ChiComs tearing down a Christian church and the backlash would be more widespread. And let's face it, the propaganda outlets are fine with that particular persecution.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 02:00 PM (iw59Q)

193 Like with All in the Family, Lear did use Maude to push his agenda.

Posted by: JoeF.

----

In writing, there's nothing more hackneyed than making a character your mouthpiece.

I browbeat would-be playwrights constantly for making their plays turn into fantasy arguments.

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 02:00 PM (DQebX)

194 Nice talk there, Josh. When will you actually do something to protect our freedom?

Or is taking action not part of your efforts?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 18, 2019 02:00 PM (HaL55)

195 It's like Lear never understood what he was doing-- Archie became a working-class hero, and Maude became every snobby, bigoted, social-climbing liberal hypocrite.
_______________

It didn't help that Bea Arthur was not a very nice person.

Reminds me of a joke that Betty White used to tell about Arthur during their Golden Girls years: "Why do so many people take an instant dislike to Bea Arthur? Because it saves time."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 18, 2019 02:00 PM (k4dH2)

196 Yes, a lot of persecution of churches meeting in peoples' homes in China and the Bible not being allowed to be sold:

https://tinyurl.com/yb8ntnw3

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 18, 2019 02:00 PM (j0JAA)

197 Sum Ting Wong with the USA

Posted by: Regular joe at October 18, 2019 02:00 PM (6/uwW)

198 182 OT: Why is the Star Wars movie sequence 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9?

Because in charge of numbering Yoda was.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 18, 2019 01:55 PM (DMUuz)

Ackshually... the best way to watch the Star Wars movies is 4,5,2,3,6,R1,7,8. (Ignore Episode 1 and Solo, they don't add anything to the story and introduce more problems and questions)




Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 18, 2019 02:01 PM (KUaJL)

199 "191 I'll be happy to sit on some Ukranian or Chinese boards and do nothing and know nothing, for a whole lot less than $166,000 a month -- and I won't even whore around and smoke crack while I'm doing it!


Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's not go crazy here. Moderation in all things."

Moderation in whoring around is no virtue, sir.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 02:01 PM (iw59Q)

200 Zuckerberg is currently the only person on the planet that moves my Damien Thorn-is-here meter off zero.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 18, 2019 02:01 PM (Boy/L)

201 Facebook racks disaprine.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 18, 2019 02:01 PM (xfb67)

202 Bryan Dean Wright @BryanDeanWright
1h
Hillary Clinton hired a British spy who spread Russian disinformation that damaged an American President.

She will go down as one of the most wretched, craven politicians in all of American history.

Tulsi Gabbard is not the story here.

Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 18, 2019 02:01 PM (BqBId)

203 Bea Arthur somewhat brought her Maude character to the Golden Girls. Maybe it's just Bea Arthur who was unlikable.

Posted by: Easy Andy

---

There was an attempt to make an American version of "Fawlty Towers" with Bea Arthur in the Basil character spot.

Not successful, of course.

I think they also tried it with Harvey Korman.

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 02:02 PM (DQebX)

204 My father loved All in the Family--we always watched it.

But he couldn't stand Maude.

I don't think he was alone in that.

Our family too. Never missed an episode of it or any John Wayne movie. No matter how many times we saw them.

Posted by: Puddy Nose at October 18, 2019 02:02 PM (K22Va)

205 what's the thing with Tulsi's face? Does she have acne scars?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 18, 2019 02:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

206 *contemplates holding stool joke*


Ewww.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 18, 2019 02:02 PM (yQpMk)

207 Nice talk there, Josh. When will you actually do something to protect our freedom?

Or is taking action not part of your efforts?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 18, 2019 02:00 PM (HaL55)

No worries, I'm sure the check's in the mail.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 18, 2019 02:02 PM (DB1SB)

208 Jill Stein was a Russian agent who may have cost me the election, & Russia is grooming Gabbard to be the next Stein, see?

HRC is now approaching Rosie O'Donnell-level crazy.

This is new. I always hated & feared her, but... I never thought of her before as a loon.

Posted by: mnw at October 18, 2019 02:03 PM (Cssks)

209 Nice talk there, Josh. When will you actually do something to protect our freedom?

Or is taking action not part of your efforts?


Posted by: BackwardsBoy
======
Slow down with that 'take action' talk. That's our turf, buddy

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge #9 at October 18, 2019 02:03 PM (A7Xca)

210 Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 01:58 PM (DQebX)

I just learned about another one of the "Prosperity Gospel" preachers named Paula White, whom the Babylon Bee was satirizing saying, "Satan endorses Paul Whit's new book." Considering her son is being groomed to take over the church where she was pastor-or he is not the pastor-she doesn't look bad for her age. I guess Prosperity Gospel paid for a lot of cosmetic surgery.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 18, 2019 02:04 PM (j0JAA)

211 The Turkish Muslims are looking to keel the Kurdish, communist Muslims. Mitt is very upset, very upset we aren't getting involved. Our sacred values of inserting ourselves into ancient conflicts we know little about,and in the end will little effect the outcome, are being violated.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 02:04 PM (Bf3hj)

212 Yeah, I don't get the Holocaust denial bit either. But regardless, fuck these fascist fucks and their fucking friends.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 18, 2019 02:05 PM (NWiLs)

213 I'm kind of looking forward to Hillary's multiple face plants and watching her get heaved into and out of the Scoobie van.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 18, 2019 02:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

214 Oh my! Fascist fucks!
lets punch right, for virtue signaling hour

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 02:05 PM (Bf3hj)

215 This is new. I always hated & feared her, but... I never thought of her before as a loon.

I will bet an AOSHQ Platinum Membership that Sid Blumenthal fed her every bit of that. He's like Rasputin and she's a drunk Alexandra.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (Boy/L)

216 "208 Jill Stein was a Russian agent who may have cost me the election, & Russia is grooming Gabbard to be the next Stein, see?

HRC is now approaching Rosie O'Donnell-level crazy.

This is new. I always hated & feared her, but... I never thought of her before as a loon."

HRC absolutely is batshit, but the over-the-top rapaciousness and corruption mask it.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (iw59Q)

217 I get that Google runs a lot of the infrastructure of the internet, but I don't like how they have their claws in EVERYTHING. Especially AdSense. "Someone at AoS mentioned bras, so here's a ton of lingerie ads for the next few months!"

Posted by: pookysgirl at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (XKZwp)

218 I'm kind of looking forward to Hillary's multiple face plants and watching her get heaved into and out of the Scoobie van.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 18, 2019 02:05 PM


Not everything gets heaved in.

Posted by: The shoe at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (DMUuz)

219 172 *contemplates holding stool joke*
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 01:44 PM

Fecal incontinence is a terrible affliction.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (NWiLs)

220 Meant "Paula White" and (her son) is now the pastor.

I could not groom my son to be the next pastor even if I wanted to because our polity doesn't work that way and he hates to get up in front of people.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 18, 2019 02:07 PM (j0JAA)

221 200 Zuckerberg is currently the only person on the planet that moves my Damien Thorn-is-here meter off zero.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 18, 2019 02:01 PM (Boy/L)

Most Tech Monsters want to be Keyser Soze.

The Zuck wants to be Satan.

Posted by: Allie at October 18, 2019 02:07 PM (sm6Pk)

222 Because its those god damn utlra right fascists that are urging America to bomb people all over the world, insert itself into ethnic wars, and spread "our values via pounders. Not the GOPe, the Neoclowns, and no w the progressives as well- right?

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 02:07 PM (Bf3hj)

223 216 "208 Jill Stein was a Russian agent who may have cost me the election, & Russia is grooming Gabbard to be the next Stein, see?

HRC is now approaching Rosie O'Donnell-level crazy.

This is new. I always hated & feared her, but... I never thought of her before as a loon."

HRC absolutely is batshit, but the over-the-top rapaciousness and corruption mask it.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (iw59Q)

She was dodging sniper fire!

Posted by: Don Q at October 18, 2019 02:07 PM (NgKpN)

224 500 Pounders*

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 02:07 PM (Bf3hj)

225 Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 01:58 PM (DQebX)

I just learned about another one of the "Prosperity Gospel" preachers named Paula White, whom the Babylon Bee was satirizing saying, "Satan endorses Paul Whit's new book." Considering her son is being groomed to take over the church where she was pastor-or he is not the pastor-she doesn't look bad for her age. I guess Prosperity Gospel paid for a lot of cosmetic surgery.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

----

There's an excellent YouTube channel called "Fighting for the Faith" where a guy named Chris Rosebrough takes false teachers apart on a regular basis.

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 02:07 PM (DQebX)

226 Maude (every man's nightmare) was Hillary and Liz Warren's role model.

Posted by: x at October 18, 2019 02:08 PM (nFwvY)

227 So, like unsurprised anal then?


Posted by: ShainS>>

No otters involved?

Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at October 18, 2019 02:08 PM (NTkSq)

228 194 BB

He's been a junior senator for less than 2 years. What "action" do you think he has the power to take, exactly?

Posted by: mnw at October 18, 2019 02:08 PM (Cssks)

229 211 The Turkish Muslims are looking to keel the Kurdish, communist Muslims. Mitt is very upset, very upset we aren't getting involved. Our sacred values of inserting ourselves into ancient conflicts we know little about,and in the end will little effect the outcome, are being violated.
Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 02:04 PM (Bf3hj)

When Muslims are killing each other, they're NOT killing us.

Let them eat flesh.

Posted by: Allie at October 18, 2019 02:08 PM (sm6Pk)

230 205 what's the thing with Tulsi's face? Does she have acne scars?

She saves money on cheese graters.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 18, 2019 02:09 PM (1XNk8)

231 I'm sure one of those tv crime shows could use Hillary's diaper for a ballistics test.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 18, 2019 02:09 PM (Uu+Jp)

232 Another very fine memory of mine is when Hillary and Bill had to show up at Trump's inauguration and knowing she had to sit there and watch and listen, seething every single moment.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 18, 2019 02:09 PM (sIyWR)

233 I'm kind of looking forward to Hillary's multiple face plants and watching her get heaved into and out of the Scoobie van.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere

---

I like the stunt double who smiles and waves from the other side of the street.

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 02:09 PM (DQebX)

234 Read-my-lips, the Dress Stainer, Booosh and Jugears all take turns shafting the Kurds at every opportunity for decades for no strategic benefit: *Crickets*

Trump hangs the Kurds out to dry for tactical reasons: zOMG war criminal!!!

Seriously, fuck these people.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 18, 2019 02:09 PM (Ct55T)

235 230
205 what's the thing with Tulsi's face? Does she have acne scars?



She saves money on cheese graters.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 18, 2019 02:09 PM (1XNk

someone set he face on fire and put it out with an ice pick

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 18, 2019 02:10 PM (5l6gb)

236 I shot a Russian asset in my pajamas last night...

Posted by: Hillary! at October 18, 2019 02:10 PM (sWM8x)

237 236 I shot a Russian asset in my pajamas last night...
Posted by: Hillary! at October 18, 2019 02:10 PM (sWM8x)

Damn, you shot Bill? What was he doing in your pajamas?

Bet that ain't happened for a LOT of years.

Posted by: Don Q at October 18, 2019 02:11 PM (NgKpN)

238 He's been a junior senator for less than 2 years. What "action" do you think he has the power to take, exactly?

Posted by: mnw

=====
I'd est he talk about himself constantly, and then run for president.He's been a junior senator for less than 2 years. What "action" do you think he has the power to take, exactly?

Posted by: mnw

Posted by: Barack O'bama at October 18, 2019 02:11 PM (A7Xca)

239 211 The Turkish Muslims are looking to keel the Kurdish, communist Muslims. Mitt is very upset, very upset we aren't getting involved. Our sacred values of inserting ourselves into ancient conflicts we know little about,and in the end will little effect the outcome, are being violated.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster

----

But the fight has now come to our shores!

Kurdish villages are now being blown up in Kentucky, damn it!

Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 02:11 PM (DQebX)

240 Posted by: RKae at October 18, 2019 02:07 PM (DQebX)

I think I have seen some of that a while back. Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 18, 2019 02:11 PM (j0JAA)

241 Early OT, but Dhvani, a women's sport-wear company has a billboard in Times Square, with a grrrrrl about to stab Trump.

Their other ad, where a grrrrl takes away Trump's phone, is what the left is really angry about: his ability to use Twitter to bypass the media.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 18, 2019 02:11 PM (ZGrMX)

242 I get that Google runs a lot of the infrastructure of the internet, but I don't like how they have their claws in EVERYTHING. Especially AdSense. "Someone at AoS mentioned bras, so here's a ton of lingerie ads for the next few months!"
Posted by: pookysgirl at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (XKZwp)



The thing that really worries me is the potential for actually listening to conversations on your smartphone. And I don't mean when you're using it. I know I and a lot of morons have stories about this.

I'm not even convinced that a "secure" blackberry is secure if it's running google's android system. I think the NSA would be jealous. If they're not one in the same at this point.

If you have a smartphone, definitely check youtube videos like "10 things you should turn off immediately" to get an idea of all the buried things. At least pretending to turn them off made me feel a little better.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 18, 2019 02:13 PM (W23tn)

243 217 I get that Google runs a lot of the infrastructure of the internet, but I don't like how they have their claws in EVERYTHING. Especially AdSense. "Someone at AoS mentioned bras, so here's a ton of lingerie ads for the next few months!"
Posted by: pookysgirl at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (XKZwp)

I bought a pair of work boots.

Now I get ads for those very same boots. Everywhere. Every site. All day long.

....I ALREADY OWN THEM YOU USELESS NUTSACKS!

grrr....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 18, 2019 02:13 PM (Ct55T)

244 Facebook?

Burn, salt, scatter.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (ejd/p)

245 236 I shot a Russian asset in my pajamas last night...
Posted by: Hillary! at October 18, 2019 02:10 PM (sWM8x)

The implication being that you weren't wearing anything?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (RD7QR)

246 Jill Stein is an actually an agent of Hillary's. Remember when in Detroit (IIRC) Stein had sponsored a recount but when it began to turn up signs of the usual massive urban-Dem voter fraud, she called off the recount?

Posted by: Pussy Galore at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (Dh1wo)

247 >>Exactly. I do everything I can to avoid them, but it's a drop in the bucket. What's really scary is I've found even using a VPN (and open-source browsers) they still manage to track you. Apparently, they can even tell you from keystrokes if you somehow manage to stealth your PC enough so they can't glean other info from it.


IIRC, facebook created an app development toolkit, which many (most?) app developers use. Embedded in the base code is code that enables sharing of the app user's data.

As a result, saying "don't use facebook" is silly. Even if you've never signed up for facebook, you're likely transmitting your data to them via various apps without even knowing it. Heck, I'm not sure people who use their toolkit understood that stealth tracking code was in there.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (bDqIh)

248 #246 Bond pussy sock off.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (Dh1wo)

249 Especially AdSense. "Someone at AoS mentioned bras, so here's a ton of lingerie ads for the next few months!"
Posted by: pookysgirl


they're trying to create AI.
so far, we get artificial imbeciles

Posted by: x at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (nFwvY)

250 I get that Google runs a lot of the infrastructure of the internet, but I don't like how they have their claws in EVERYTHING. Especially AdSense. "Someone at AoS mentioned bras, so here's a ton of lingerie ads for the next few months!"

Just to clarify who's the tail and who's the dog here: Google is an ad company that offers free stuff in order to collect data on people. They're not a search company or a web apps company or a browser company or a phone manufacturer. Hence their history of trying things and then abandoning them if they aren't feeding enough data into AdSense.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (ZGrMX)

251 Especially AdSense. "Someone at AoS mentioned bras, so here's a ton of lingerie ads for the next few months!"
Posted by: pookysgirl at October 18, 2019 02:06 PM (XKZwp)


Nobody said it was ALL bad.

Posted by: blaster at October 18, 2019 02:15 PM (9VeU0)

252 re: the horrifying article about the Chinese re-education camps:

At least when Dad Assad wanted to get rid of his extremist problem, he just went in with tanks and levelled their home base. Thousands of people died, but it wasn't a prolonged sado-masochistic fugue such as the Uighurs are experiencing.

Posted by: kallisto at October 18, 2019 02:16 PM (DJFLF)

253 Exactly. I do everything I can to avoid them, but it's a drop in the bucket. What's really scary is I've found even using a VPN (and open-source browsers) they still manage to track you. Apparently, they can even tell you from keystrokes if you somehow manage to stealth your PC enough so they can't glean other info from it.

--

They don't even have to do that if you forget to disable webRTC, which is enabled by default even in "privacy-minded" browsers.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 18, 2019 02:16 PM (krYGQ)

254 230
205 what's the thing with Tulsi's face? Does she have acne scars?



She saves money on cheese graters.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 18, 2019 02:09 PM (1XNk

It's not her face that is a problem. It is her ideology.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 02:16 PM (jYnPD)

255 Dr. T: "It's always disappointing when you find out people you used to respect were just cashing a check the whole time."

Hi there. Have we met?

Posted by: D.C. Beltway at October 18, 2019 02:17 PM (6eEQ+)

256 Facebook-Black Diamond-s

------

Someone's posting from an Apple E-Phone today.

The "E" stands for "Ewok."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 18, 2019 02:18 PM (G/iPE)

257 @234

Yeah, everyone conveniently forgets why we had no-fly zones and the like.


The Kurds are best viewed as employees rather than allies.


Similar to how Osama Bin Laden and Sadham Hussein were employees at one time.


We have been flouncing around in that miserable shithole region for no material benefit for 50 freaking years.

And we decide to pull 50 troop, 50!!! and it's the end of the world.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 18, 2019 02:18 PM (cZ8T3)

258 This HRC comment about Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein being Russian agents easily is the most unhinged thing from the Establishment Left yet. Limbaugh just ran her comment. I knew the corrupt old harridan was a psychopath but this needs medication or putting down.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 02:19 PM (iw59Q)

259 OT:

Went over to DM and wow, Meghan Markel is getting slammed in the comments for an interview she gave. I guess she finds "Princessing" hard.

Posted by: WisRich at October 18, 2019 02:19 PM (G0vdT)

260 Do you have an ebike yet? Get one.
I can cruise down the provo canyon starting at Vivian park, and then continue pedaling ( I don't HAVE to pedal, but I'm not super old, yet) all 11 miles to Lake Utah. One the way back all i can just crank the throttle up the canyon. A new and improved cycling life.

Get one with pedal assist AND the ability to use just hub motor power (throttle).

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at October 18, 2019 02:19 PM (Bf3hj)

261 Insomniac

I get what Zuckerberg was saying about holocaust denial, I think: that restrictions on free speech are sometimes appropriate.

Pretty simple. Did I miss anything? Of course, Zuck notwithstanding, the greatest favor you can do holocaust deniers is to suppress their drivel.

That said, I can't connect the dots between "holocaust denial" & kowtowing to the Chinese govt dictatorship.

Posted by: mnw at October 18, 2019 02:20 PM (Cssks)

262 Nood CNN suit

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 18, 2019 02:20 PM (jYnPD)

263 This HRC comment about Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein being Russian agents easily is the most unhinged thing from the Establishment Left yet.

That's a settled fact amongst the Dems' online base. If someone actually reported this sort of thing besides OAN the Dems would be polling worse than syphilis.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 18, 2019 02:21 PM (ZGrMX)

264 EE needs to take up seatless cycling PDQ.

Posted by: Galil at October 18, 2019 02:21 PM (Pzzpr)

265 At Althouse, a post about the benevolent Chinese Reeducation of the Uighurs. You don't want to read the linked article if you are squeamish.

https://tinyurl.com/yyb7gewk

Ace? You may want to post on this.

Posted by: rd at October 18, 2019 01:47 PM (+0uDE)

Uighurs are muslims, so basically my give-a-fuck meter is broken. If China confined their oppression to them, and left the Christians alone, they'd be jake with me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 18, 2019 02:21 PM (QugKX)

266 Nood CNN lawsuit

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 18, 2019 02:21 PM (RD7QR)

267 Remember the next time you hear a Never Trump paid whore holding forth that he or she was working to elect a crazed woman who is literally mentally ill.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 02:22 PM (iw59Q)

268 152
Also once saw Bea Arthur in the Denny's by the

Casino Royale in the early 90's.





And her hair was perfect.

...ah, nevermind

Posted by: bip at October 18, 2019 02:22 PM (HIasT)

269 As a result, saying "don't use facebook" is silly.
Even if you've never signed up for facebook, you're likely transmitting
your data to them via various apps without even knowing it. Heck, I'm
not sure people who use their toolkit understood that stealth tracking
code was in there.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (bDqIh)


Oh yeah, you're toast regardless. It's just like my email. I use my own server. But, I'm using their infrastructure at some point, and chances are about 90% unless I'm communicating with somebody in my company or using a VPN to somebody else with their own private account (corporate or otherwise), it's a gmail.com, yahoo.com, outlook.com, hotmail.com address, so what does it matter? It's being read and stored.

As I've mentioned dozens of times - if you've got an android, and install an app for something as benign as a carpenter's level - why does it ask for access to your camera, to your mic, to your photo roll, to your contacts? What could it possibly do with any of that stuff? Yet people blithely click yes to everything.
If you buy on amazon, FB knows everything. If you use FB or IG and mention a product either on a post or in a DM, Amazon will be serving you an ad on that product, or show it to you on your home page next time you visit.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 02:24 PM (Z1ykJ)

270 noodlum

Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at October 18, 2019 02:24 PM (NTkSq)

271 As a result, saying "don't use facebook" is silly. Even if you've never signed up for facebook, you're likely transmitting your data to them via various apps without even knowing it. Heck, I'm not sure people who use their toolkit understood that stealth tracking code was in there.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (bDqIh)
----------------------------------

I'm guessing the people who used the apple toolkit knew that the tracking code was in there, and they were ok with it because they were going to make money off of it.

The problem is that FB collects data on you even if you don't have a FB account and have never opened a page in FB. They're interested in you even if you aren't interested in them. All the big tech players know who we are.

I think the Trump Reelection Campaign could make a lot of hay by using this as the 2020 slogan, just as Build The Wall was the 2016 slogan. Stop The Surveillance!

Use the power of the federal govt to crush the tech monopolies once and for all, and give people back their private data, and the right to say NO NO NO to any tech company who wants to swipe it.

Posted by: Boots at October 18, 2019 02:24 PM (oGBso)

272 Severely heterosexual Spartacus Booker's girlfriend Rosario Dawson says he read a 250-plus-page novel about World War II to her over the phone. I assume it was Sven Hassel's Legion of the Damned.

https://bit.ly/35Moxjf

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 18, 2019 02:25 PM (+y/Ru)

273 "263 This HRC comment about Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein being Russian agents easily is the most unhinged thing from the Establishment Left yet.

That's a settled fact amongst the Dems' online base. If someone actually reported this sort of thing besides OAN the Dems would be polling worse than syphilis."

Jesus H. This is the person Never Trump and a wide swath of the GOPe wanted to toss the nuclear codes.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 18, 2019 02:25 PM (iw59Q)

274 I bought a pair of work boots.

Now I get ads for those very same boots. Everywhere. Every site. All day long.

....I ALREADY OWN THEM YOU USELESS NUTSACKS!

grrr....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 18, 2019 02:13 PM (Ct55T)

Brave browser FTW. Or Adblock Plus and NoScript in your current one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 18, 2019 02:33 PM (QugKX)

275 As a result, saying "don't use facebook" is silly. Even if you've never signed up for facebook, you're likely transmitting your data to them via various apps without even knowing it. Heck, I'm not sure people who use their toolkit understood that stealth tracking code was in there.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (bDqIh)


Or don't use apps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 18, 2019 02:34 PM (QugKX)

276 Just to clarify who's the tail and who's the dog
here: Google is an ad company that offers free stuff in order to collect
data on people. They're not a search company or a web apps company or a
browser company or a phone manufacturer. Hence their history of trying
things and then abandoning them if they aren't feeding enough data into
AdSense.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 18, 2019 02:14 PM (ZGrMX)


That's only one facet of Alphabet. Google does indeed make phones (the Pixel), they make the largest smartphone OS (android), have a browser that collects everything - even in incognito mode (that's only so your spouse can't see your browsing history), have several mapping apps, own Nest (which ideally controls your entire home with thermostat, lighting etc) and the list goes on.



Certainly part of their income is from adsense and others, but they're also bundling this information and selling to whoever wants it. Chicoms included.

What can they sell you by knowing you've been to Atlanta twice this year, or visit your mother in Pleasant View every Thursday? Or that you like to set your thermostat at 72 Saturday mornings but not Sunday? Yet all of this is logged and stored. They're saving this data for who knows what nefarious purposes in
the future. Google is the single scariest company on the planet. /tinfoil-off

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 18, 2019 02:34 PM (Z1ykJ)

277 U+000E4

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 19, 2019 09:05 AM (zZbCU)

278 ä

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 19, 2019 09:05 AM (zZbCU)

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More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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