Signing out.

And so we lurch to the end of another week. Reasonably productive on this end, how about you? It was sort of evening-heavy, though, which explains the short rations around here. We just got back from dinner, which was preceded by drink, which was preceded by a pre-funeral visitation. Don’t waste a black dress and heels, I always say.

(The death was a friend’s mom, and not unexpected.)

I’m also pretty empty. Truth be told, the best links come from you guys. So here’s a dog picture:


Li’l Wendy in the car, watching for Alan at the Subaru dealership.

We took 8 Mile over from the Pointes. I love 8 Mile; talk about the scenic route. It’s a nonstop thoroughfare of strip clubs, likka stores and weed dispensaries. And one charter school, which I noticed today. It’s in a former retail space; across the parking lot is a furniture clearance center, and across the street, a strip club. I looked up its testing data when I got home, and even among peer schools, its performance is pretty miserable. It’s hard not to think, so this is what it’s come to. This is school choice. Someone looked at the local public school, and chose to drop their kid at a strip mall, with a view of Players Club across the street.

Down the road, 8 Mile Chronic Provisioning Center, which you have to admit is a very Elmore Leonard-ish name for a weed shop.

Ahead to the weekend! Back Monday.

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92 responses to “Signing out.”

  1. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 27, 2016 at 10:12 pm


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  2. Suzanne said on October 27, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Just commented on the last post but will repeat on this new one. Gov My Pants’ plane slid off the runway at LaGuardia this evening. How long before the conspiracy crowd cries that Hillary is behind it? Not long, I’d guess.

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  3. alex said on October 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    And we thought Fort Wayne was so clever when it coined the term Nude Modeling & Conversation Studio.

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  4. Carter Cleland said on October 27, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    The Bundy Bunch beat the rap in Oregon.

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  5. susan said on October 28, 2016 at 12:32 am

    That is such a dangerous verdict.

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  6. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Sen. Mark Kirk, in a debate with Tammy Duckworth, reminds us that Trump is just a symptom of the rot infecting the GOP:

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  7. alex said on October 28, 2016 at 6:46 am

    This ridiculous Bundy decision couldn’t have come at a better time, what with Trump supporters threatening armed insurrection if their loser doesn’t win. And one juror was removed for “bias,” which is to say he or she was probably the only one talking any sense. I’m not sure what it takes to force a bench trial, but that’s obviously what should have happened here. Even the judge was gobsmacked and had to ask the jury if she was reading their decision correctly.

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  8. FDChief said on October 28, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Well, at the risk of beating my own drum but, whathehell, it’s mine, so…

    Going back to the early days of the Malheur Moron Mulisha I mentioned a certain Bill Sherman and his reminder that “fear is the beginning of wisdom”, and how the summary hanging of the first few traitors taken in arms was likely to have a salutary and beneficial effect of increasing the wisdom

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  9. FDChief said on October 28, 2016 at 7:02 am

    …of those observing from afar.

    Well, that didn’t happen, and so we have these gormless fucknozzles being handed their rifles, snacks, and dildos back along with an Oregon State t-shirt as they swagger away to repeat this armed sedition somewhere else.

    The moral of today’s story, boys and girls, is that some goddamn people need to be hanged like the traitorous vermin they are. As in 1865, you can see here what happens when certain necks are not properly stretched.

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  10. Connie said on October 28, 2016 at 8:20 am

    On the rare occasion we get into downtown Detroit we tend to take Grand River back out to the suburbs (could take it all the way to East Lansing and beyond.) It is a lot like your description of 8 mile, except most of the strip clubs etc are boarded up as are most of the businesses along the first several miles. It also offers a view of side streets of falling down houses and overgrown abandoned neighborhoods.

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  11. Kim said on October 28, 2016 at 8:51 am

    For those of you who might be familiar with Iggy Pop, that link Nancy shared yesterday about James Williamson was a great listen while I made dinner last night. I found it a nice antidote to the constant crazy of this election.

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  12. Toney said on October 28, 2016 at 10:02 am

    8 mile is my daily commute from the east side to Royal Oak. I count 18 dispensaries in 12 miles. My personal fave – The House of Dank

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  13. Bitter Scribe said on October 28, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I don’t know Detroit, but isn’t 8 Mile some kind of dividing line between decent and skeevy areas? Not long ago I watched a movie set in suburban Detroit where kids in their late teens talked of “going below 8 Mile” as some sort of slightly dangerous adventure.

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    • nancy said on October 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

      It used to be so — 8 Mile is the city’s northern border — but in recent years, the skeeve has moved north, and there’s less of a difference between the two sides of the road. And to Toney’s comment: I, too, like House of Dank. There’s also a place called The Reef, which is notable for its large saltwater aquarium, which contains a shark. Very “Scarface,” although it also reminds me of a gentle weed dealer I knew in high school, who used to burn one and then sit in front of his bedroom aquarium, grooving on the fishies.

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  14. CW said on October 28, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Alex @3

    That’s hilarious! When we were in high school in the 70s my friends and I used to joke about going to that place on South Clinton to engage in nude conversation. I imagined that it entailed sitting around in the buff, discussing things like nuclear disarmament with the Soviets, or the International Monetary Fund.

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  15. LAMary said on October 28, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I think the nude modeling and conversation studio would be really interesting if you sat in a room with the nude model and had a conversation with someone else.

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  16. Michael Einheuser said on October 28, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    You reference, of course, the other “Players Club” on 8 Mile and not the one on E. Jefferson.

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  17. nancy said on October 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Yes, of course. Does the weirdly out-of-place apostrophe on the strip-club sign — it just sorta floats up there, around the end of the word — make it not a copyright violation?

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  18. Icarus said on October 28, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    The Bundy Bunch beat the rap in Oregon. DAPL in North Dakota, not so much

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  19. ROGirl said on October 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    The Silver Rain “gentlemen’s” club is on the block before I turn off 8 Mile to get to my place of work. There’s another one a few blocks west.

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  20. Dexter said on October 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    OMG…the election spin rooms are in total manic overdrive…FBI is re-opening the email problems of Clinton. I had WLW radio on when it broke, and Cunningham (show host) was interviewing Eric Trump. E. Trump was so giddy at the news he seemed ecstatic. The cable networks are really bonking out right this second… Hillary better address this right now or this damn issue is going to steamroll…Trump just commented on the story one minute ago; he seemed very confident. Suspension is over, active investigation of Clinton is wide open, full throttle…and here we GO!

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  21. alex said on October 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I knew a group of teen boys who got VD at the Nude Modeling & Conversation Studio.

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  22. Dexter said on October 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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  23. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Could Comey be more vague about what the FBI is investigating? They found some emails from an unrelated case and they’re going to look them over to see if there might be a problem somewhere. Nice news to drop less than two weeks before Election Day.

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  24. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Oh, and not that anyone will make the distinction, but that’s not the same thing as re-opening the investigation.

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  25. Scout said on October 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I’m not saying that this isn’t going to have the exact effect the partisan FBI Director wanted it to due to the media freakout, but there is this:

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  26. Deborah said on October 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    When will this end?

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  27. Jakash said on October 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Hey, I’m as willing to freak out about a possible October surprise that hurts Hillary as anybody, but I’m wondering what could possibly be lurking in some recently discovered private emails that would be close to as significant as any of a dozen things that Rumpy has said publicly on national TV during his “campaign?”

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  28. susan said on October 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Jackass @27 –
    …what could possibly be lurking in some recently discovered private emails that would be close to as significant as any of a dozen things that Rumpy has said publicly on national TV during his “campaign?”

    But, don’t you understand? Drumphth is running as a Republican. IOKIYAR.

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  29. susan said on October 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    oops. Damn the inbuilt “spell-checker.” I meant Jakash, of course! Sheesh. (Bet that happens a lot, no?)

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  30. brian stouder said on October 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Deborah – 2 weeks!

    I’m “all in” for HRC, to the end, period.

    President Lincoln kept all manner of (what would now be termed) ‘classified information’ in his stove-pipe-hat!…and the stakes then were exponentially higher than they are now.

    As Bernie said, I don’t care about HRC’s damned e-mails.

    I think – if wikki-leaks teaches us anything – email to any damned server, or following any protocol, is inherently less secure than other means of communication.

    The R’s will (eventually) rue the day that they made actually executing one’s duties (whether one is elected or appointed) illegal.

    By definition – a Secretary of State has to be in touch with people all around the world. Name me a method – short of couriers – that cannot be compromised, and I’ll buy you a Big Mac

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  31. brian stouder said on October 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Susan – you (or more rightly, your spell-checker!) got me laughing!!

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  32. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Now, “law enforcement sources” are saying the emails aren’t from Clinton, aren’t emails withheld by Clinton, but were on a device in another investigation and might be relevant and so out of an abundance of caution, Comey notified Congress. Because caution couldn’t possibly mean waiting to determine if the emails actually were significant before notifying Congressand the voters, instead dropping a vague letter that mentions Clinton and emails and investigation right in the middle of voting.

    Abundance of caution, indeed.

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  33. susan said on October 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    The Rude Pundit speaks for me, regarding the stoopid email falderal.

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  34. LAMary said on October 28, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The new emails were on Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner’s cell phone.

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  35. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    The person responsible for getting the re-opening the investigation idea out into the media was apparently Jason Chaffetz, who lately decided that he would vote for Trump but not endorse nor defend Trump. He’s also chair of the House Oversight committee, and has already promised to spend the next two years investigating Clinton’s time as SoS.

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  36. Jakash said on October 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm


    LOL! Surprised that spell-checker would stoop to such a thing, but I found it quite bracing. It’s misspelled often, but never (unintentionally) as on-the-nose as that was. My own fault, of course… : )

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  37. alex said on October 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    The whole story is unraveling into a big fat nothingburger. And they can’t pretend that Anthony Weiner’s dick is classified because the whole world has seen it already.

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  38. Scout said on October 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I think it’s starting to die down a bit, except maybe in the fevered minds of Trump, Congressman Booger Chaffetz and the alt right media.

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  39. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Some days, despite my best efforts, I just feel like Arya Stark with my own List…

    Donald Trump
    Mitch McConnell
    Steve Bannon
    Anthony Weiner

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  40. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    And does it really matter whether the press gets the story right?

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  41. jcburns said on October 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Twitterland just lit up with reports of a fire on a plane on the ground at Ohare. That was countered by dozens of “no, it’s just a drill” tweets. They in turn were countered with “Yes it is. Ohare full ground stop.” and “Boeing 767 on fire. Passengers off.” followed by “The #OHare fire is a test… stop freaking out!” and a retweet of “Don’t be alarmed! The Chicago Fire Department at O’Hare is doing practice fires today on the airfield fire pit!” from someone/thing called the “ORD Airport Insider.” That’s followed by “incident appears real” and “#Ohare fire is probably a wag the dog incident to distract from Anthony Weiner” and “Pretty interesting timing re Ohare situation….” and finally this picture:

    Ladies and gentlemen, something almost resembling journalism at the end of 2016.

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  42. jcburns said on October 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    And some actual sourced information:

    FAA Statement: @AmericanAir Flight 383, B767, ORD>MIA, blew a tire at 2:35PM CT & aborted take off. Passengers deplaned. FAA Investigating. There is a ground stop in effect for flights arriving into ORD – Disabled aircraft located on RWY 28R.

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  43. brian stouder said on October 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    the Weiner connection is SOOOOO 2016!

    So Oxy-Rush (et al) is guilty of ‘premature exultation’

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  44. LAMary said on October 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I like the picture of Wendy.

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  45. Deborah said on October 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Me too, I think the picture of Wendy is adorable. And it’s not about the fricking election.

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  46. FDChief said on October 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Hard on the tails of the e-mail fire drill is an interview with Bundy Juror #4 who is shocked, shocked! I tell you, that the selfrighteous gunlicking rightwingnutjobs he and his eleven pals let off are treating their win like approval and vindication. “Not guilty isn’t the same as innocent!” he mewls, is if anyone with a functional hindbrain wouldn’t know that is exactly what the Moron Mulisha believes.

    He’s precious, our Juror #4, and apparently dumber than a bag of hammers.

    Unfortunately it’s the rest of us who get to pay for his naivety…

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  47. Deborah said on October 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Here’s something I found out today: rather than accepting the $300 boot from th Dr for my foot injury, I can get the exact same thing on Amazon for $50, and that includes the overnight shipping fee to get it to me tomorrow. How about that?

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  48. Scout said on October 28, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Wendy is my Spirit Animal today.

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  49. Jolene said on October 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Very interesting, Deborah. How did you know to look on Amazon? Did the doctor suggest it?

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  50. Deborah said on October 28, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    No my husband googled it, Jolene. I had a boot from a previous injury, thought I might reuse that but it’s in Santa Fe and Little Bird would need to overnight it to me, but then my husband found the exact same thing that the Dr suggested, online at Amazon. It was easier than having Little Bird find a box etc etc, and the one in Santa Fe is taller, almost to the knee, for this new injury I only really need a shorter one.

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  51. Jolene said on October 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Smart husband. Amazon provides all.

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  52. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Here’s a meta-annoyance on the Comey letter. It’s terse, but almost immediately, “law enforcement sources” were providing details. So those were obviously intentional “leaks”; why the kabuki? Why not just put that information in the letter?

    It’s like the insanity with over-classification and ex post facto classification. It seems more about avoiding responsibility than anything else.

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  53. LAMary said on October 28, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    There’s been a lot of news related to genitals during this election. I’m not a prude but I really could have done without it.

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  54. Charlotte said on October 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    NW Indiana Sherriff’s officer shoots himself in the foot at Standing Rock. Just sayin. Sheesh:

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  55. Jolene said on October 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    A song about what President Obama isn’t saying about Donald Trump.

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  56. Sherri said on October 28, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    In Portland, it’s hard to keep the Subarus straight:

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  57. Ann said on October 28, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I had friends on that plane that caught on fire on the runway. They’re okay–she’s bruised and lost her glasses in the melee and he’s on crutches with ligament damage in his ankle–but it was unreal to see all those people standing on the grass taking videos of their burning plane. Outrageous, but not surprising, that a lot of them seemed to have brought their carry-ons down the slides with them in violation of every safety briefing ever.

    On an unrelated note, except perhaps re accidents, your photo reminded me that Connie Schultz always puts her dog in a belt and harness when he’s in the car, and attributes that to keeping him safe in the bad accident Sherrod was just in. Do you use one? Are you reconsidering?

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  58. Dexter said on October 29, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Those American passengers were terrified…one passenger said the flight attendants had just announced that in an evacuation, do not open overhead bins or carry anything out, just get out quickly…and , of course, four or five idiots blocked the aisle, delaying getting to the slide-chutes, just before the fire got really big and the smoke rolled through the cabin.

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  59. David C. said on October 29, 2016 at 5:42 am

    That seems like time for a punch in the face and a reminder that planes are full of volatile fuel and that being incinerated will ruin the rest of your day.

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  60. beb said on October 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    As Nancy said 8 Mile Rd. is the noorthern boundary for the city of Detroit. When Coleman Young was elected mayor he told the criminals to hit 8 mile and keep on going. In other words to get out of town. The Northern (mostly white) suburbs read that as ‘go prey on them for a while,’ and relations with the suburbs has never been the same. One difference about 8 Mile that hasn’t changed is that on the north side of the road there’s a lot of healthy businesses. On the south (Detroit) side of the road is mostly abandoned buildings, and the occcasional strip club and pot dispensaries. 8 Mile is still an economic divide for the metro Detroit region.

    Years ago I was taking my daughter and a friend from school to see either the first or second Harry Pooter movie. We’d got free tickets for a theater to the west of Detroit. So we drove 8 mile most of the way. And all along the way my daughter’s girl friend would point out the various strip clubs. Since they were in second or third grade at the time this was rather embarrassing.

    Not mentioned about the Weiner sexting scandal is that he’s married to Clinton aide and GOP bogeyman Huma Abedin and apparently used his computer a few times to exchange emails with her boss. It really sounds like Comey, smarting over the rebukes from the GOP of his previous handle of the emails is deliberately throwing Clinton under the bus.

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  61. brian stouder said on October 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    What David C said!

    beb, aren’t daughters (and their friends) marvelous? in my experience, the young ladies are remarkably clear-eyed, and intellectually grounded

    Aside from that, if this election cycle were a movie, freaky Friday would be a key moment, and a major fore-shadow.

    The Pence plane slide-off at LaGuardia, and then the unrelated horrible fire-ball at O’Hare – would presage…..what?

    The demise of the credible candidate, and the election of…. her running mate?

    Followed immediately (and interminably) by calls of “rigging”, and mass conspiracies (talk about an oxy-moron).

    Leaving fiction aside, we realistically have at least two more major, orchestrated “wiki-leak” releases between now and election day.

    I guaran-damn-tee that – absolutely no matter damned-what our Russian sons of bitches and their trumpy lap-dog lackie (“Here lackie lackie lackie!! C’mere, boy!”) saved for last (naked pics of Hillary? Hookers and blow? bonfires of cash during an orgy at Clinton Foundation headquarters?) – nothing on Earth will stop me from voting for Hillary.

    Vlad the Impaler and his trumpy Moscow-ian Candidate to the contrary notwithstanding, I’d vote for an American patriot beholdin’ to American interests over a Russian autocrat’s lap-dog every single damned day!

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  62. Deborah said on October 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve already voted for Hillary and I’m trying to convince my husband to vote early too. He’s also going to vote for Hillary but he wants to wait until Election Day, for the ritual of it. I’m nervous about that, I don’t really know why.

    I got my boot today from Amazon and my book by Loren Fishman about Yoga for Osteoporosis. This boot works perfectly, it puts my weight on my heel and makes it comfortable, because I’m not putting weight on the ball of my foot or my toes where the pain is. And it’s short, just above my ankle so it’s less obtrusive than the last one I had. Here’s hoping that the yoga will keep me from having to go through this again.

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  63. Jakash said on October 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Since candy in general and Halloween candy, in particular have been brought up in a few threads, thought I’d throw this article out there. Personally, this seems to me like saying “Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is better than Starbucks” or “Nobody over 12 should put ketchup on a hot dog,” YMMV. Different strokes for different folks, it seems to me, but whatever:

    “Milk Chocolate Is Better Than Dark, the End”

    As for the expression of preferences, of whatever kind, in the 2016 communications environment:

    “It is the best of times, it is the RAGING DUMPSTER FIRE of times.”

    “Dark chocolate hasn’t had a glass of Merlot since it saw Sideways.”

    “Here, listed in no particular order, is definitive evidence that Milk Chocolate Is Superior to Dark Chocolate and If You Do Not Agree You Are Wrong Both Factually and Morally The End”

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  64. Joe Kobiela said on October 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Harry Pooter?
    Pilot Joe

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  65. beb said on October 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    me#60 I hate the keyboardon thislaptop. Ineed to get a newone.

    sent unedited just because

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  66. Judybusy said on October 29, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Did anyone see the movie Sully, about the 2009 plane landing in the Hudson? My mom raved about it, and it does have Tom Hanks, so my sister and I saw it. I didn’t pay much attention at the time, but the WC was -5 that day, and in addition to the pilots relying on decades of experience to make a very fast decision, NYC rescue was ON IT to get those folks out of the elements. It’s amazing no one died.

    Yesterday, it was 70 here. We went to a neighborhood burger and beer joint for dinner and sat outside. Today, 54 and rainy. We’re tag teaming in the kitchen, making mounds of food for our annual Halloween-scary-movie get-together. Homemade mac and cheese, to be served with toppings (bacon, scallions, tomatoes) an assortment of roasted vegetables tossed with a honey mustard vinaigrette. And just because she had extra pastry dough around, the Best Wife is making apple turnovers.

    If anyone is wanting light, soap opera fiction, we recommend the Clifton Chronicles. There are seven books, and the story gets going in late 1920s Bristol. We’re listening to them, and having great fun dicussing the various villains.

    Today, while cooking and cleaning, I’m listening to P.D. James “Death in Holy Orders.” Wonderful stuff.

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  67. Sherri said on October 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Sam Wang says we should stop freaking out about the polls: polarization means that nothing much changes.

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  68. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    The Gannett cuts were announced as 2% workforce in publishing, ended up more like 3%, but feels like anyone over 55 or with more than 25 years experience was targeted. It’s a children’s crusade now. #MissingFriendsAlready

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  69. brian stouder said on October 29, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    It is strange, being 55. I’ve got 30 years in, where I work – but who knows? Life is change, I suppose, although I reserve the right to dislike it

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  70. brian stouder said on October 29, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    btw – just watched the ending of the Cubs/Indians game, and was completely taken aback that Pete Rose is on the post-game broadcast crew.

    MLB ought to tell Fox that guys who are banned from baseball are also banned from World Series coverage.

    I was a huge, huge Reds fan, back in the day – and you had to love love love Pete and Johnny and Geronimo and Perez and Foster and Concepcion and Morgan…..but Pete broke the one damned rule that they post in every locker room in the game – and gambled on baseball, and on games he was in, as team manager.

    I could agree he should be in the Hall of Fame, but not until after he’s dead

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  71. Connie said on October 30, 2016 at 9:02 am

    David c – as to second grade girls in the back seat. My husband once heard the one with a brother explain how sometimes you just had to kick them in the nards.

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  72. Deborah said on October 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Some opinions about Comey It’s everywhere today.

    I’m so bored. I can’t walk very far because of my foot. I went a couple of blocks outside where it’s quite blustery. I did get some good news today, that there’s a 6th volume to the series I’ve been reading by Karl Ove Knausgaard, called My Struggle. The bad news is that the English translation won’t be out until 2018. I’m constantly hungry, but I know it’s really that I’m so freaking bored.

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  73. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I am not a lawyer, but…

    -from what I understand, the FBI needs a warrant to examine these emails, because they are outside the scope of the warrant to look for Weiner’s potential exchanges with underage girls.

    -they do not have a warrant yet, so they don’t know whether these emails are different or merely duplicates.

    -Comey evidently was afraid that an attempt to get a warrant would leak, so he wanted to say something first.

    -but here’s what I don’t understand. The FBI wouldn’t have needed a warrant if they had consent. They could have contacted Abedin’s lawyer and asked for consent to the search. It seems like that could have been handled quickly and quietly and given them an opportunity to see if there was anything there before saying anything. That The Clinton campaign apparently didn’t know anything until the news broke suggests this didn’t happen. Why not? This seems like basic law enforcement practice, not even getting into the DOJ issues of influencing an election.

    Personally, I think Comey has become a little too enamored of his Last Honest Man persona for his role in the Ashcroft mess, which was never all that deserved, and he was afraid of looking bad with his tribe if it turned out there was anything there.

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  74. Jolene said on October 30, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Agree, Sherri. Comey seems to be flailing. People who regularly cover DoJ are saying it’s not likely he’ll say more, but that, obviously, he is facing extreme pressure to clarify.

    I think he went wrong in his July statement. If he wasn’t going to refer for prosecution, should have made a statement compatible with that conclusion and left it at that.

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  75. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Susan Faludi, on Hillary and Republican hate and its long roots:

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  76. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    If you haven’t read Fahrenthold’s latest, you should. The opening anecdote is incredible.

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  77. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Hey, it’s an article about voters who like Hillary! Of course, it’s from a Canadian paper:

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  78. jcburns said on October 30, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Is there anyone in the commentariat who is not going to vote in this election? Anyone at all? Could you please raise your hand so I can talk you out of such folly?

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  79. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Raise your hand, too, if you’re going to vote third party, so I can explain why that is pointless, even in a “safe” state.

    (I’ve already voted, JC, and verified that my ballot has been received.)

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  80. Joe Kobiela said on October 30, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Better hurry jburns, and Sherri, just drove highway a1a from Coco to Vero Beach, overwhelming Trump support, including in the yards of well educated looking houses, also see where the fbi just got its warrents issued.
    How about we do this, get rid of Hillary and Trump and let the 2V.P. Go after the prize, that would be interesting.
    Pilot Joe

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  81. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Despite the Right Wing Noise Machine, Clinton is still not in jeopardy of being indicted. At worst, Abedin might be in legal jeopardy, but Clinton didn’t put any emails on that laptop.

    Yard signs aren’t votes. Learned that long, long ago. They are more a sign of poorly deployed resources these days. Supporters love them, but the benefits areyworth the costs.

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  82. basset said on October 30, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Just got in from three days in southwestern Indiana, from Washington up to Bloomington then back down to New Harmony and Evansville, and while Trump signs outnumbered Hillary’s, I was pleasantly surprised at how many Hillary signs there were, even in rural areas.

    And, if you get the chance for some decompression time in New Harmony, definitely do it.

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  83. Deborah said on October 30, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    What does a well educated house look like?

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  84. Deborah said on October 30, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Basset, I used to go to New Harmony a lot, it was only a 3 hour drive from St. Louis, when I lived there. It’s a very peaceful place.

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  85. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    A McMansion?

    I’m tired of hearing about how flawed Hillary is. So is this person:

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  86. basset said on October 30, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    New Harmony’s only three hours or so from Nashville as well but before this past weekend I’d only been there once, and that probably forty years ago.

    It’s pretty much right on the New Madrid fault too – went in one of the restored old buildings and saw a pc monitor showing what I thought was audio files playing, turned out it was showing the output of a seismograph.

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  87. jcburns said on October 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Oh, Joe, I would easily and handily prefer Hillary Clinton over the Veep choices, over the 3rd party choices, over just about anyone right now.

    She is smart. She is tough. She is perseverant. She has GREAT compassion for children and working mothers. She has endured relentless attempts to pin everything on her from Vince Foster through things that happened after she left the administration. She’s dealing with this current outrage, which I think at its core has to do with a fight among branch FBI offices and the Justice Department.

    She is qualified. She deserves it.

    She has my vote.

    [and to get back to my question, anyone who reads here NOT VOTING AT ALL?]

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  88. jcburns said on October 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Well-educated houses wear enormous tweed sportcoats with elbow patches and have a gargantuan pipe sticking out of the chimney.

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  89. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Josh Marshall on Comey, FBI infighting, leaks, etc:

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  90. Sherri said on October 30, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Iceland held an election:

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  91. Jerri said on October 30, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Joe, the area between Cocoa and Vero Beach has always been heavily Republican. No surprise to see Trump yard signs and hats. I’ve actually seen fewer than I expected, but this area will go strongly for Trump.

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