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Re: “Taking Initiative

That is the stupidest excuse I have ever read for anything!

Before you realize it, you're going to be a member of Trump's tyrannical regime.

You're movin' on up Rat.

Make sure to get to the east side and get a de-luxe apartment in the sky.

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by George Jefferson doesn't like Rats infesting his dry cleaners. on 02/18/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Taking Initiative

There is nothing wrong with my keyboard. My husband and I met in tge 70s when we worked for Tucson Gas & Electric. I have always done that. Sorry it causes you such grief.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/18/2017 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Taking Initiative

Fix your keyboard Rat.

It's making you look like a bigger idiot than you already are.

As if that is possible.

*YUGE belly laugh*

18 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rat T, a moron, always has been, always will be on 02/16/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Taking Initiative

You forgot to mention the restaurants tgat closed last week due to the required wage hike. So we lost a few jobs. Think about how many new ones the increase in minimum wage will produce.


4 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/16/2017 at 5:55 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Snort snort snort...Paranoia.

Snort snort snort...Paranoia!

The troll here adds
7 likes or dislikes
To the comments.
I read and I
can not believe
All the bullshit.

Paranoia will destroy ya!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cocaine will make Swiss cheese out of your brain! on 02/11/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Thanks for the tip. I talked to Watson and this is what he said:

Congrats, Sherlock. You found someone systematically distorting two comment streams to align the likes and dislikes, which had previously had a different distribution, with PCDP orthodoxy. You provoked the troll into revealing that yes, it was the same troll visiting both streams every day to check on where things stood and alter them if need be. In that both streams relate to PCDP positions on school funding and governance, it seems likely that the troll is a PCDP maven and / or a supporter of the TUSD Board majority which Rachael Sedgwick recently had the gall to criticize and, through her election, to break up.

Case closed.

(Good luck, Rachael. You've got a very tough job ahead of you and some of those affiliated with your opponents seem to play dirty.)

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Watson said: "Case closed." :o) on 02/11/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Yes, the entire legal system. Respect starts at the top, not at our level. Trump has been shouting down judges and ridiculing decisions for years. Defend Trump all you want, but he has no keen legal mind, just self-interest. And, due to his appointment authority, he can now test the integrity of the system and cause trouble from initial action upwards as appeals rise to the top (which he also will be able to appoint). There has as yet been no indication that Trump will not continue to harass judges and call for rulings in his favor before the judges can carefully and correctly decide the merits. We can hope they all stay independent, but the system is already suspect due to you-know-who.
Don't usually send links, but this new one from AP is called "Trump's tweets could make life tough for federal lawyers ".…

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sun Riser on 02/11/2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “The Skinny

"challenging the integrity of our entire legal system?"

I did not hear that. He said he would take it to the Supreme Court if necessary. Is that not accessing our nations legal system?

" threatening specific judges and intentionally prejudicing court cases long before actual decisions are made."

I heard him say "so called judge" regarding the Ninth Circuit Court. And that is true as 80% of his opinions are over ruled as unconstitutional. I have to wonder why Obama let that train wreck continue. But that's exactly why WA state they could get the wacky courts decision first and attempt to bias other jurisdictions.

Besides the question of intentionally prejudicing courts...That court itself has a documented history of not being in line with the law. They begin from a position of prejudice.

The humans are at it again.

2 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/10/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Even a rose bush can understand WHY Trump keeps going after politicians (both parties), celebrities, reporters, congress (both houses) and, sooner or later, other world leaders. It must really feel good. But there is something basically bad and even indefensible about constantly challenging the integrity of our entire legal system, threatening specific judges and intentionally prejudicing court cases long before actual decisions are made. It pushes the whole process behind police arrests and jury trials into a constitutional red zone, less access to justice for most of us and more abuse and disrespect by felons and crooks and anyone up for gaming the system.

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sun Riser on 02/10/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Voter fraud convictions are popping up all over the country. Why couldn't Obama find them?

2 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Turn Up The Heat on 02/10/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Just like there is no vote fraud:

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 02/10/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “The Skinny

AS the left celebrates the 9th Circuit decision, be reminded that their decisions are overturned over 80% of the time. Is it a justice court or a political arm of the democratic party?

When you need a heart transplant pick a doctor with an 80% failure rate.

Would you?

2 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/10/2017 at 9:25 AM

Re: “The Skinny

You're right. There are normal and abnormal patterns of response in these comment streams. There are also normal and abnormal patterns of like and dislike additions. When there are 7 likes or dislikes added to certain comments in less than a 20 hour period, especially on a dead thread, it can be deducted that something is rotten in the state of Denmark. You still haven't acknowledged that.

Congratulations Sherlock! You have wasted your time on bad leads. Go back to Baker Street and examine the evidence further. Make sure to talk to Watson because he is a valuable resource, especially at this point because the cocaine is ruining your brain.

It's also making you paranoid. That's what cocaine and being a major troll does.

Arrivederci, troll.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Using 7 devices may get you the likes that you don't deserve :o on 02/10/2017 at 7:57 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Muslims are not Mexicans.
When I read (NYT with interviews/quotes) that rich California farmers who voted for Trump are losing their workers I have trouble matching politics with having food on the table: you cannot pay Americans enough to get out in those fields.
There is a need for vigilance, not threats and violence, implied or actual.
There is a need for steady leadership, not strange Twitter revenge rants threatening our legal system.
How long can anyone maintain this pace in what could be the most stressful job in the world??
When this president melts down, we could all be in for a very rough ride.

22 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by President Meltdown on 02/10/2017 at 6:57 AM

Re: “The Skinny

There are normal and abnormal patterns of response in these comment streams. Usually, people keep commenting and liking and disliking posts for a few days and then the activity stops. Occasionally, someone like you takes offense to a line of argument and keeps returning to the stream and inflating the likes and dislikes in a systematic way. When there are still multiple commenters visiting the stream, the likes and dislikes fall sometimes here, sometimes there, and in different combinations. When you see patterns like what developed here and in the January comment stream on vouchers, you know there is a troll -- in this case you -- systematically distorting the responses.

You can protest as much as you like, but what happened here in both of these streams is I caught you at it, tricked you into responding in a way that would make clear to anyone who read the stream what you were doing, and outed you.

Please do keep playing your tricks. I have a very full life but it often involves wait time and I enjoy checking in on the streams on my mobile phone when I'm stuck in a holding pattern. This kind of detective work is amusing, especially when it involves the "outing" of trolls who have nothing to offer but backing up the ignorant PCDP party line with transparent manipulation of comment streams and mean-spirited, below the belt insults of other commenters.

In the unlikely event that anyone besides the two of us is reading this stream I will note that anyone can access the other exchange we had RE your comment stream behaviors through this link:

Cheers, troll.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by You know what they say about people who live in glass houses... on 02/09/2017 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Now, there's a comment that accomplishes a lot.

4 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 02/09/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What you're accusing me of is incorrect, but believe what your multiple personalities will believe.

Yet you have not denied your participation in the likes/dislikes which are occurring in multiples of 7 on this post and on the other one in which I pointed out your inability to take the insulting which you so easily dish out. Funny how that works.

Insult me all you like. From viewing your posts on Safier's blogs, besides being extremely long-winded, it's all you have. Well, that and 7 devices. Talk about being caught red-handed.

Go ahead and discuss that with one of your other personalities, as you did yesterday, with your 11:18 AM and 1:03 PM posts. It would be nothing new. I've read it with your posts before and I'm sure it will continue. Talk about being clumsy and depressingly inept.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Using 7 devices may get you the likes that you don't deserve :o) on 02/09/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Blind hatred.

What your trolling ass displays on this site everyday.

What a miserable existence you have.

What a pathetic life you lead.

Now that's totally consistent.

36 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by What, Again needs to slow his roll on being a troll. on 02/09/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Muslims may have been born and raised that way. How did liberals get radicalized?

The real difference between conservatives and liberals is one wants to reduce the size and amount of waste by our government. The other believes that they can use the government to legislate power to their beliefs, while silencing any opinion to the contrary of their misguided agendas.

Does that help?

5 likes, 40 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/09/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “The Skinny

One might think that the non-stop unconditional support liberals pay to Muslims is ironic. After all, liberals have mounted a war against any sliver of religion in American institutions.

But actually it's totally consistent. Both liberals and muslims consider Christians, especially white Christians, as infidels, a blind hatred that has no bounds.

5 likes, 42 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 02/09/2017 at 9:37 AM

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