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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Neil Patrick Harris on shrooms sees unicorn UPDATE: "This was not what Republicans had envisioned."

The backlash from big donors as well as the grass roots panicked Senate Republicans and was part of the motivation behind the sudden zeal to take one last crack at repealing the health care law before the end of the month. That effort faltered Friday with new opposition from Senator John McCain of Arizona, the perennial maverick who had scuttled the Senate’s first repeal effort. Now Republicans must confront the possibility that they will once again let down their backers with no big win in sight.

The latest unsightly pileup over health care was exactly what some Republicans had wanted to avoid by abandoning the repeal effort and skipping straight to tax cuts after the previous embarrassing health care collapse about eight weeks ago. Instead, Senate Republicans got caught up in a rushed, last-ditch repeal attempt that not only seems unlikely to prevail, but will only serve to remind disillusioned donors about the party’s governing difficulties.

This was not what Republicans had envisioned. Preparing for the 2018 midterm elections, they had thought they were in a strong position to maintain or expand their majority. Democrats must defend 25 seats — including 10 in states won last year by President Trump — while just eight Republican-held seats will be on the ballot. But their governing struggles — and attacks on congressional leaders by Mr. Trump — have soured their base, leaving the Senate majority feeling desperate.

Addressing his anxious colleagues at their weekly meeting on Sept. 12, Mr. Gardner had a simple message: If we don’t have something to run on, we are going to squander this opportunity.


Reading the laundry list of cerebral hemorrhoids Trump had tonight in Alabama

1). Apparently his solution for Hillary was...oh, what did he say...wait, I've got it: "Lock her up?"

2). Apparently he slipped in and out of a bad Alabama accent

3). Took a swipe at McCain, but somehow managed to avoid jokes about his cancer or former POW status

4). Riffed on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem, but didn't call for locking them up, so I guess they're not as bad as Hillary

Shaun King ‏Verified account

TRUMP: “Wouldn't you like to see one of our NFL owners, when somebody disrepects the flag, say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field..."
5:51 PM - 22 Sep 2017


4). Trump also told the audience that 17 million people sought shelter after the hurricane. Alabama’s total population is just over 4 million people. ( http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/does-he-have-a-clue-where-alabama-is-internet-gobsmacked-by-completely-babbling-trump-at-moore-rally/ )

5). Said that if Crooked Hillary had been elected, the people of Alabama "would have been handing over their rifles"

6). Said "I feel like I'm from Alabama"

Didn't watch any of it. I'm sure there's much more.

Safeway Supermarket Employee Beaten With Baguette by Irate Customer

Safeway Supermarket Employee Beaten With Baguette by Irate Customer


According to SF Gate, 39-year-old Adam Kowarsh entered a Safeway Supermarket in Fremont “screaming and yelling” around midnight on Sept. 17. Kowarsh was asked to pay for his items and leave, but after one employee made an attempt to calm him, he grabbed a loaf of French bread and struck the worker multiple times in the face.

“A male suspect was pushing and hitting an employee of a grocery store multiple times with a load of French bread,” police said in a statement. “While the victim did not sustain major injuries, he wanted to press charges.”

Ukrainian born billionaire who does biz w/ Russian oligarchs is funding Trump's legal representation

Yashar Ali 🐘‏Verified account

NEW: A Ukrainian born billionaire who does biz w/ Russian oligarchs is funding Trump's legal representation via RNC http://on.wsj.com/2xuneXc


Associated Press: "...dashing hopes for GOP leaders..."

The Associated Press‏ Verified account

BREAKING: Republican Sen. John McCain announces opposition to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders.
10:53 AM - 22 Sep 2017


Five Guys: "Unhealthiest Fries in America"

So, who’s mastered the art? Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a fast-food chain located mostly on the East Coast. The chefs are incredibly picky about their potatoes, only selecting spuds that grow in Idaho north of the 42nd Parallel. They’re even more selective about how the fries are prepared, requiring cooks to shake them exactly 15 times before serving. This meticulous process leads to a tasty result—but with a dark secret. That’s right: It’s the unhealthiest fry recipe in America.

One small serving of the fries contains a staggering 526 calories, but most people don’t order a small (especially since upsizing will only cost a couple bucks more). Instead, a large fry order contains a whopping 1,314 calories. That’s more than half the average recommended amount for a pretty active adult man for the entire day. To put it in perspective, that’s as many calories as a Five Guys hamburger patty, bun and milkshake combined. The calorie count is also substantially higher than most other fast food fries. McDonald’s, often touted as one of the nation’s most fattening restaurants, packs a mere 510 calories in their large order of fries—less than half of Five Guys’. That said, a Five Guys large is way larger, weighing in at 568 grams vs. McDonald’s 178.


Surviving Irma: Salem (MA) woman recalls harrowing experience on St. Thomas

Surviving Irma: Salem woman recalls harrowing experience on St. Thomas

Stephanie Moffat stands in downtown Salem, where she used to work before moving to St. Thomas. Moffat is staying at a friend's home in the area after being displaced by Hurricane Irma.


SALEM – In the onslaught of Hurricane Irma, Stephanie Moffat pushed two mattresses up against the closet door as a woman and her 3-year-old daughter huddled inside.

Moffat felt her St. Thomas apartment shudder as 185 mph winds slammed the hurricane prevention panels against the sliding glass doors before eventually ripping them straight off. It was pitch black, save for the beam of a flashlight.

“All of a sudden I heard, ‘Stephanie, it’s flooding in here, come get us!’ I pulled off the mattresses and there was 6 or 7 inches of water (in the closet),” Moffat said, “It came so quickly into the bedroom so we all spent the night in the hall while the storm raged.”

As her apartment began to flood, Moffat grabbed clothes, towels, blankets — anything she could find — to absorb the water pouring in.

Band you would most like to see reunite in case, you know...they're right about Saturday

And none of this Lynyrd Skynyrd stuff where there is one surviving member left, or even worse, no surviving members left.

There's gotta be at least two or three members who actually played on the original songs. As an example, Ten Years After...without the late Alvin Lee, of course...is still performing, but it's the other three original members.

So if they're right, if we all cash in out chips on Saturday, who would you like to see reunite one more time?

She's just a daughter sharing thoughts with her dad, with an official title and West Wing office.

While Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner have repeatedly been presented as “moderating influences” in the White House, the couple have demonstrated little ability to alter Trump’s regressive agenda. According to a widely shared piece in the most recent issue of Vanity Fair, Ivanka has “tried to distance herself from her own efforts” on issues including climate change—along with LGBT rights and reproductive justice—a move that has “hurt her credibility with” numerous power players. Asked about her role as a presidential adviser, she claimed she’s just “a daughter” sharing thoughts with her dad, despite her official title and West Wing office.

“I have my views and I share them candidly,” Ivanka told Dr. Oz, according to CBS. “And as a daughter I have the latitude to do that. But I also respect the process that my father is now president. And the American people elected him based on his agenda. And my job isn’t to undermine that agenda.”

“I don’t view it as my obligation to moderate,” she continued, “and I don’t think anyone working for a sitting president should see themselves in that capacity.”


"...old beast lunatic..."

Kim Jong Un Insulted Donald Trump And Taught America A New Word At The Same Time


President Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un “rocket man” earlier this week, and now the North Korean dictator has returned fire.

Kim gave Trump a nickname of his own ― and it’s one that sent Americans scrambling for a dictionary.

“I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged dotard with fire,” Kim said in a statement released by the North Korean government Thursday.

Freelance journalist Jihye Lee said the original statement in Korean used a term better translated as “old beast lunatic,” but it became “dotard” in the English version released by North Korea.

Jihye Lee 이지혜‏ Verified account

Jihye Lee 이지혜 Retweeted Merriam-Webster
The Korean original statement said "늙다리 미치광이," which means old beast lunatic -- which was translated into "dotard."


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