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nines09  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:24:53am

Off we go. Happy Thanksgiving all.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:25:48am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:29:30am

CL’d again like a BAWSSS!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:30:12am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:31:07am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:31:36am

re: #5 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

What could possibly go wrong?

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:34:13am

from the previous thread:
re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:41:03am

Have you ever been double CL’d because you left a tab open?

I HAVE!

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dangerman  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:41:07am

re: #3 goddamnedfrank

CL’d again like a BAWSSS!

OK so here’s the problem I have with the argument that we should be grateful that “adults” like Kelly & Mattis stay in the Administration rather than the worse people who could be there instead: They’ve inevitably gone along with the same policies those replacements would enact.

And by being the so-called “adults in the room” they’ve given these exact same morally repugnant policies a patina of respectability that they otherwise wouldn’t possess. So these complicit, gravitas having assholes are in many ways WORSE than their overtly monstrous alternatives

and like i said last thread….

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:42:51am

re: #3 goddamnedfrank

CL’d again like a BAWSSS!

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Every commander right down to squad leaders should read that order and then state to their troops: “This is an illegal order. Anyone who follows it will be guilty of murder. “

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can't think of a decent username  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:45:09am

re: #3 goddamnedfrank

CL’d again like a BAWSSS!

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The last few months have certainly proven that Kelly and Mattis have the least-earned badass reputations ever. They cave and cower so quickly, I’m convinced any halfway decent kindergartener could kick their butts.

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dangerman  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:47:08am

re: #11 can’t think of a decent username

The last few months have certainly proven that Kelly and Mattis have the least-earned badass reputations ever. They cave and cower so quickly, I’m convinced any halfway decent kindergartener could kick their butts.

they are the west wing’s Flake and Collins

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:52:47am

CL’d on the last thread but can’t copypaste on my phone.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:57:34am

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

You and Z are in my prayers. And if your insurance company does not cover it send a return-receipt requested letter to the president of that insurance company stating the problem. Letters like that usually get some results. I learned that from working for a BC/BS.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 11:58:04am

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

CL’d on the last thread but can’t copypaste on my phone.

click on the pencil
double tap -> select all
double tap again -> copy
double tap again again -> paste

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:00:27pm
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:03:28pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:03:36pm
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:05:36pm

re: #17 Single-handed sailor

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Govt shutdown in a down market during peak holiday shopping season seems like a banger of an idea.

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can't think of a decent username  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:07:17pm

re: #12 dangerman

they are the west wing’s Flake and Collins

I wish I was still connected to my Facebook friend who’d wax rhapsodic about the Unstoppable Manliness of Mad Dog Mattis. It’d be a delight to taunt him about Mattis’ weakness and cowardice.

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:09:15pm

We there yet?

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Asking for a friend.

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dangerman  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:09:36pm

a string todays headlines from politicalwire.com

- trump disputes cia conclusion on khashoggi killing
- trump resumes feud with chief justice
- trump threatens government shutdown again
- trump says he might close “whole border”
- what trump is thankful for

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dangerman  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:10:34pm

re: #21 jeffreyw

We there yet?

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Asking for a friend.

spatchcock?

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:11:38pm

re: #5 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Live streaming public beheadings?

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:12:18pm

Hi all, I’ve been reading but not posting much lately for various reasons, however I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. You all do so much to improve my sanity and keep me on top of news stories.

We’ll be hosting a moderate sized gathering of 8 at normal dinner time since no one in the family really wants to eat in the middle of the afternoon. It also makes the prep more relaxed.
Yesterday’s rain brought up the termite alates today. The birds are feasting. Including a bunch of bluebirds all over the street in front of our house. Party!

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:12:42pm

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

CL’d on the last thread but can’t copypaste on my phone.

You and Z will be in my thoughts. Best wishes to you both.

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:16:39pm

re: #23 dangerman

spatchcock?

yep

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:16:44pm
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sagehen  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:18:17pm

re: #5 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Will they be as fanatically anti-Muslim as the American version?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:18:35pm

still my favorite snarky response today to the moron-in-chief:

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dangerman  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:18:56pm

13-year-old who wrote essay on gun violence killed by STRAY BULLET in her home
(my caps)

…Parks was in her bedroom when a bullet fired from a gun outside, aimed at no one in particular, pierced a hole through her home and landed in her chest, officials said.

she died monday night.

it’s ghoulish enough, and they did arrest two people.

and still “stray bullet” is BULLSHIT

her death was caused by someone who just decided they were going to shoot bullets into her house, and she’s dead. A 13-year-old, on Thanksgiving week, on a school night, in her bedroom, and she died,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) told reporters Tuesday.

that’s not a fucking ‘stray’. it was premeditated, deliberate and targeted.
(not that any discharge of any gun is a ‘stray’ ever)

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dangerman  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:21:26pm

re: #27 jeffreyw

yep

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:24:01pm
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calochortus  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:26:09pm

Who knew acorn woodpeckers also enjoy termites?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:26:31pm
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Belafon  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:28:11pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

still my favorite snarky response today to the moron-in-chief:

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Having been on an aircraft carrier, steam is reliable because it’s been used for 50+ years, but it fails occasionally. And, the carrier I worked on during construction and testing, it took a while to get it working properly. And you gotta have enough fresh water to make the steam, which means you have an entire system dedicated to that.

Getting the electromagnetic working will simplify some systems.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:31:10pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

[…How crazy have things gotten?]

This happened six years ago: 16 year old shot 10 times, in Mexico, by a CBP agent, in the US, who has just been acquitted of involuntary manslaughter.

Richard Boren, who belongs to a group called Border Patrol Victims Network, said the implication of the verdict is that it gives agents “a green light to go ahead and continue shooting people in the back.

16 bullets. Maybe they can convict him of cross-border littering.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:32:59pm
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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:37:08pm
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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:37:51pm

re: #21 jeffreyw

We there yet?

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Asking for a friend.

I just put my spatchcocked bird in the oven. First time here.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:39:19pm

re: #17 Single-handed sailor

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Go ahead and do it. Screw us the same exact way Tooty Frooty Newty and Ass Hole Dole did from Thanksgiving 1995 till past the New Year 1996. Kids had NO Christmas that year and I will never forgive those motherfathering Kochsucking RepubliKKKlans for what they did while they were drawing paychecks.

This is the one big plus when it comes to a parliamentary system—-If a budget isn’t passed the government falls and there are new elections.

And what really boils my plasma this time is hearing RepubliKKKlans saying that they will not pass a compensation bill for us if we’re shut down.

They won’t pay us yet they get paid. And we have to show up for work AND NOT GET PAID!!!!!!

INTERCOURSE TRUMP AND INTERCOURSE HIS FRICKING WALL!

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:40:47pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

still my favorite snarky response today to the moron-in-chief:

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I honest to God thought those quotes were snark.

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austin_blue  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:41:01pm

CL’d:

re: #268 Joe Bacon 🌹

I was in the third grade. Around 1PM the second grade teacher came in to tell us Kennedy had been shot at.

Couple minutes later the principal came in and told us to go home that he had been murdered.

We were in shock. We left school, the custodian set the flag at half mast. He was crying.

Walking home, loud music coming from the house of the Republican committeeman.

He was celebrating.

Saw Jackie walking off the plane wearing her blood stained dress and I’m glad it was a black and white set we had because it toned the blood stains down.

Went to bed and had bad dreams of nuclear retaliation.

I remember watching TV Oswald coming out of the police station. Mom was on the phone saying she hoped he was put in the electric chair for what he did.

I saw Oswald get shot and Mom screamed in the phone that justice had been done.

World never was the same.

I was seven, second grade, Catholic school in Havelock, N.C. The nuns were keening. Eerie as hell. Got out early. Mom picked us up, in shock. My Dad is crying to Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Still can’t sit through that piece without weeping.

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:41:31pm

re: #42 MsJ

I honest to God thought those quotes were snark.

They’re not? My head hurts.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:42:33pm
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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:43:08pm

re: #40 MsJ

I just put my spatchcocked bird in the oven. First time here.

I looked at the Serious Eats recipe for it, they wanted 450 oven for 60-80 minutes iirc. This one went 65 for an hour, then I backed it off to 350 for another few. Should have gone 350 from the get go. Seasoned butter rub.

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BlueGrl21  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:45:19pm

One more on John Alan Chau….thought this was perfectly stated. He had no business near that tribe.

(courtesy of Unfundamentalist):

“Normally we wouldn’t post a news story today, but since there is a narrative being put forward in Conservative Christian circles that this young man died a Martyr for Christ, we wanted to address it.

This isn’t martyrdom.

This is zealotry.

And a good example of how the arrogance and selfishness of Patriarchal religions cause them to force themselves on others without consent.

While it is right to have compassion for him and his family’s loss, he did something harmful and foolish.

It was not God’s will that he thought he was following; it was his own.

Too often this is true of religious people and this is the lesson: Do not mistake your own desires and your compulsion for God’s. Claiming martyrdom under circumstances like this is disrespectful to true martyrs.

He didn’t die because of his faith.

He died because of his pride and arrogance and foolishness. He made a bad decision. Natural consequences are not martyrdom.”

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:47:25pm

re: #46 jeffreyw

I looked at the Serious Eats recipe for it, they wanted 450 oven for 60-80 minutes iirc. This one went 65 for an hour, then I backed it off to 350 for another few. Should have gone 350 from the get go. Seasoned butter rub.

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That’s the recipe I used! I’ll crank it down after 45 minutes then. That’s when I’m going to start the gravy anyway. I made the base of the gravy last night so it’s just the roux and go today.

I made a keto cheesecake last night too and the raspberry coulis this morning. The meat stuffing was made a few days ago so I’ll pop it in the oven shortly.

All good things.

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:47:30pm

re: #46 jeffreyw

I looked at the Serious Eats recipe for it, they wanted 450 oven for 60-80 minutes iirc. This one went 65 for an hour, then I backed it off to 350 for another few. Should have gone 350 from the get go. Seasoned butter rub.

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Still looks pretty good.

Anyway, time for me to get out to the kitchen and start chopping celery, onions and shallots, prepping green beans and potatoes, browning sausage for the stuffing, etc., etc.

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Teukka  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:48:36pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Who’s the singer? Freddie Mercury?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:49:29pm

JFC

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:49:34pm

re: #48 MsJ

That’s the recipe I used! I’ll crank it down after 45 minutes then. That’s when I’m going to start the gravy anyway. I made the base of the gravy last night so it’s just the roux and go today.

I made a keto cheesecake last night too and the raspberry coulis this morning. The meat stuffing was made a few days ago so I’ll pop it in the oven shortly.

All good things.

NB: My oven was set on convection roast.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:50:11pm

re: #50 Teukka

Who’s the singer? Freddie Mercury?

sounded like him

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Teukka  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:50:35pm

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

sounded like him

Sure did.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:50:45pm

Just pulled the cauliflower au gratin out of the over and wrapped in Saran Wrap. Folks if you had John Waters Odorama card and did a scratch n sniff with this smell your taste buds would be giving a standing ovation in anticipation…

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:50:51pm

I just like saying spatchcock.

It’s a very good word.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:55:21pm

re: #50 Teukka

Definitely Freddie

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:56:13pm

re: #52 jeffreyw

NB: My oven was set on convection roast.

I’ve never used that. I don’t know how to adjust the cooking times. 😢

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:57:31pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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Gaudy as fuck.

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:58:26pm

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

Sending strength and healing vibes your way.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:58:29pm

re: #59 Eclectic Cyborg

Overblown and overdone. Typical of DT.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:59:21pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m flashing back to one time when I was a kid. My mom was making some mac & cheese, and one of my brother’s kept remarking about how great it smelled. He was practically drooling.
When she pulled it out of the oven he was completely destroyed.
She had used veggie rotini. He refused to eat it, wouldn’t even try a taste of it (it was great as always)
I’m not sure if he has ever eaten veggie pasta to this day.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 12:59:25pm

Okay now I’m really thinking about getting it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:00:03pm

re: #61 PhillyPretzel

Overblown and overdone. Typical of DT.

Done in Tinpot Dictator Baroque

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:02:24pm

Why do I have the feeling that Orange Foolius is going to have a Hungry Man Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:03:22pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

Why do I have the feeling that Orange Foolius is going to have a Hungry Man Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving?

“a”?

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:04:27pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

re: #66 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Okay. He can afford two. /half

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:05:36pm

re: #47 BlueGrl21

One more on John Alan Chau….thought this was perfectly stated. He had no business near that tribe.

(courtesy of Unfundamentalist):

“Normally we wouldn’t post a news story today, but since there is a narrative being put forward in Conservative Christian circles that this young man died a Martyr for Christ, we wanted to address it.

This isn’t martyrdom.

This is zealotry.

And a good example of how the arrogance and selfishness of Patriarchal religions cause them to force themselves on others without consent.

While it is right to have compassion for him and his family’s loss, he did something harmful and foolish.

It was not God’s will that he thought he was following; it was his own.

Too often this is true of religious people and this is the lesson: Do not mistake your own desires and your compulsion for God’s. Claiming martyrdom under circumstances like this is disrespectful to true martyrs.

He didn’t die because of his faith.

He died because of his pride and arrogance and foolishness. He made a bad decision. Natural consequences are not martyrdom.”

Thank you for posting this. I agree completely.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:06:24pm

O_o

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:09:03pm

re: #58 MsJ

I’ve never used that. I don’t know how to adjust the cooking times. 😢

The default setting on mine is to lower the actual set temp to compensate for the quicker cooking so that you can follow a recipe without any actions on your part in that regard. I use it so seldom I don’t know if it is effective but the results today belie the manual’s assurances. Not gonna do several turkeys to test it. I will have forgotten all I know of it come next Thanksgiving.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:09:11pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:09:23pm

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:10:41pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

Why do I have the feeling that Orange Foolius is going to have a Hungry Man Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving?

Does KFC deliver on Thanksgiving?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:10:42pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:10:46pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:11:42pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Mmmmm. Lay’s potato chips.

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:13:50pm

re: #70 jeffreyw

The default setting on mine is to lower the actual set temp to compensate for the quicker cooking so that you can follow a recipe without any actions on your part in that regard. I use it so seldom I don’t know if it is effective but the results today belie the manual’s assurances. Not gonna do several turkeys to test it. I will have forgotten all I know of it come next Thanksgiving.

Did you dry brine yours?

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steve_davis  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:26:53pm

re: #21 jeffreyw

We there yet?

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Asking for a friend.

that chicken has done something horribly wrong there.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:27:21pm

All those wonderful turkey pictures, can we come over to your houses and eat? /s

(Dinner here will be cube steak sandwiches and canned beets.)

Posted early this morning to the Yahoo! Group I manage …

A variant of my annual post.

Sorry Canada, your federal Thanksgiving Day was last month. /s

A frequent argument which shows up from lots of apologists (including my E-mail) is “what do atheists have to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day?”

This question is posited as an argument for God. Arguments of course are not evidence. Aside from that, the argument assumes that atheists cannot be thankful. It attempts to show atheists as hypocrites (a similar argument is used for celebrating Christmas Day).

Thanksgiving Day is essentially an end-of-harvest day. In the hagiography of the day in American culture, it was celebrated between colonists in Massachusetts Bay colony and Native Americans in the area in 1621, though there is little documentation this event actually occurred.

There is good documentation for the event in Virginia. The 1619 arrival of 38 English settlers at Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County, Virginia, concluded with a religious celebration as dictated by the group’s charter from the London Company, which specifically required “that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned … in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.” (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The day is a Federal holiday in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November (today). US states celebrated the day sporadically on different days, though Evacuation Day was popular (the day the British Army was evacuated after the Revolutionary War). President Abraham Lincoln called for a national day of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November in 1863. It was not celebrated during Reconstruction (the occupation of the rebellious states of Dixie following the end of the Civil War).

The day as it exists on the Federal calendar now only dates back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, when he changed it from the last Thursday to the fourth Thursday by proclamation. It was fixed by Congress on that day in 1941.

So what do atheists have to be thankful for, when we don’t believe in any god? Why would we be thankful, and to who?

I am thankful to live in a nation which is mostly at peace.
I am thankful for those who help maintain our society (whether police or teachers, military or doctors, &c).
For a bountiful harvest, and those who toiled long and hard to produce that (ranchers, farmers, farm workers, migrant workers, &c)
For those who bring that bounty to market (harvesters, transport drivers, stockyard and grain elevator workers, &c)
For those who make that bounty available (butchers and bakers, grocers and those who work in all those industries).
For my family, with whom I am separated over this holiday but love (my mother and step-father, my sister and son).
For my friends, who agree and argue with me and have been supportive throughout my life.

But most of all for my wife, who is my partner-in-crime, my strength and support, and my love for as long as she’ll have me.

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:31:42pm

re: #79 Anymouse 🌹

In my entire life, I’ve never looked at Thanksgiving as a religious holiday. Nor did my parents or grandmother, who was religious.

Being thankful for what you’ve experienced in the last year has zero to do with religion and everything to do with appreciation.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:33:55pm

re: #80 MsJ

In my entire life, I’ve never looked at Thanksgiving as a religious holiday. Nor did my parents or grandmother, who was religious.

Being thankful for what you’ve experienced in the last year has zero to do with religion and everything to do with appreciation.

I agree. I am surrounded by people who want to make everything a religious holiday though, even Armed Forces Day and Groundhog Day, sometimes folks need a reminder.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:36:03pm
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:36:46pm

Spatchcock

See what I mean?

A+ content here people!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:39:57pm

STOP PRESS!

White House turkey refuses pardon, is now cooperating with Mueller.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:41:51pm

re: #82 DodgerFan1988

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When Obama accepted an award from the Saudi royal, wingnuts screamed that he “bowed down.” When Trump accepted the golden bling, he curtseyed like a little girl in ballet class.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:42:25pm

re: #84 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ben Franklin always liked the turkey and now we know why. The bird is smarter than DT.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:42:47pm

re: #85 The Vicious Babushka

When Obama accepted an award from the Saudi royal, wingnuts screamed that he “bowed down.” When Trump accepted the golden bling, he curtseyed like a little girl in ballet class.

And not a single peep from Conservatives when Trump did that!

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Interesting Times  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:44:01pm

re: #84 Joe Bacon 🌹

STOP PRESS!

White House turkey refuses pardon, is now cooperating with Mueller.

Someone done stole your joke:

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:44:13pm

Just in Case You Were Curious (Goes to Juanita Jean)

Wherein she explains why Donald Trump would side with Saudi Arabia over our intelligence agencies (about $900 million reasons). That money would from the same guy with stock in News Corp. (the parent of FOX News)

I like leaders who aren’t beholden to foreign powers, but I seem to be in the distinct minority where I live.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:46:23pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mattis: “I’m going to put the President on the line now. He has this kooky idea that steamships are the future. Please just humor him as best you can…”

The last GOP candidate was more worried about the number of ships we had in service rather than their quality

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:47:10pm

re: #87 Joe Bacon 🌹

And not a single peep from Conservatives when Trump did that!

Always. Hypocrisy, thine is conservative.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:47:21pm

re: #87 Joe Bacon 🌹

And not a single peep from Conservatives when Trump did that!

Maybe it has to do with the shade of the person …

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:49:28pm

re: #77 MsJ

Did you dry brine yours?

Wet brine for 48 hours.. The white meat was moist and delicious, legs and thighs were done but not as done as I like. Not bloody but stiff and the meat hard to get to at the joints.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:49:29pm

The pants down winner:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:50:08pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

Our family’s big Thanksgiving Day casserole recipe:

One package Ore-Ida frozen has brown chunks, add a jar of Cheeze-Whiz, a small jar of pimentos and a tub of sour cream. Bake at 400 degrees until a crunchy crust forms.

How white is that?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:50:41pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:51:30pm

re: #82 DodgerFan1988

A prostitute will do anything for gold.

Actually, there are things no self-respecting prostitute will do for money. Unlike DT…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:51:44pm

re: #74 Joe Bacon 🌹

President Trump delivers #Thanksgiving meals to service members stationed at United States Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet

The Most Presidential President Ever!!!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:52:23pm

re: #47 BlueGrl21

I once had a guy offer to faith heal my limp. In the middle of a Trader Joe’swait no it was Fresh Market. I deferred and he said “I have a pretty good success rate.” and persisted in wanting to pray for me, and it became very clear that it wasn’t about me, and it wasn’t about God. It was about his feeling of connection to the divine being an ego-enhancer, his mark of specialness. Like Simon Magus.

…and that’s what I see in stories like this.

Yeah, it can’t be emphasized enough that this was an act of hubris which treat the idea of witnessing like some kind of “I can do it more extreme” stunt. The American missionaries I’ve met in India treat the locals like spiritual real estate rather than people, and in turn the shallow Christianity they communicate to converts is about superiority of true belief and the entitlement to talk shit about the surrounding false believers.

The Sentinelese have never, ever interacted with anyone in any way but driving them away or killing them. People that study isolated tribes professionally have failed, and most of the data we have on them is approximations based on other Andaman peoples. Their language is an isolate that no one has any records of, let alone a lexicon that could facilitate a dialogue. There’s a record of every time someone in the 20th/21st century has even attempted contact, and they don’t even take gifts left on the shore.

This was never going to work.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:55:34pm

re: #95 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Our family’s big Thanksgiving Day casserole recipe:

One package Ore-Ida frozen has brown chunks, add a jar of Cheeze-Whiz, a small jar of pimentos and a tub of sour cream. Bake at 400 degrees until a crunchy crust forms.

How white is that?

Brown ground beef, put in bottom of casserole. add green beans, mushroom soup, and tile upended tater tots to cover. Bake till brown on top and bubbling.

Beat that!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:57:33pm

re: #100 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Brown ground beef, put in bottom of casserole. add green beans, mushroom soup, and tile upended tater tots to cover. Bake till brown on top and bubbling.

Beat that!

That is the classic Minnesota Hot Dish.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:58:49pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 1:59:30pm

re: #99 The Ghost of a Flea

You see the same thing in missionaries going to North Korea. They don’t care what the law is, and they’ll tell you it’s about the Gospel, not about their own hubris.

To a lesser extent you see it here, especially when the word gets out the new people in town are non-religious.

When the market is saturated, they try to pick people off from each other’s churches. Some people here have a no trespassing sign which has “I’ve already found Jesus.” (Not that the sign stops anyone.)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:00:05pm

re: #99 The Ghost of a Flea

I once had a guy offer to faith heal my limp. In the middle of a Trader Joe’s. I deferred and he said “I have a pretty good success rate.” and persisted in wanting to pray for me, and it became very clear that it wasn’t about me, and it wasn’t about God. It was about his feeling of connection to the divine being an ego-enhancer, his mark of specialness. Like Simon Magus.

…and that’s what I see in stories like this.

Dad’s right arm was crushed in an industrial accident. Surgeons did experimental surgery to put most of it back together. Dr. Paul McGeorge who was the lead surgeon always felt he failed because Dad lost two fingers on his right hand. Dad always pointed out that Doc got the rest of his arm repaired.

My insane religious nut aunt always chided Dad for not going to a faith healer to have his fingers restored. She blasted me for not forcing Dad to go.

Just another reason why I despise Right Wing Xtian Pulpit Pimps and the marks they fleece.

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:00:28pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:00:43pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

unfortunately you have to be Albert Einstein to really work it properly…”

We suddenly believe in Jewish Physics™ now?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:01:52pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

It’s not just that he won’t admit that other people might know better than him, it’s that he won’t admit that knowledge and technology can alter the world such that his idea of what’s efficient and good is overridden.

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:02:35pm

I am in full agreement with goddamnedfrank.

SPATCHCOCK

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:05:19pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

Yup I’ve gotten that in person. Also “you own a car.” (I even lived in one for years.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:09:44pm

re: #108 teleskiguy

I am in full agreement with goddamnedfrank.

SPATCHCOCK

right up there with “hoarfrost”

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:10:03pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:10:21pm

re: #110 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

right up there with “hoarfrost”

And “depth hoar.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:11:00pm

Grrr … who makes telemarketing calls on Thanksgiving Day?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:11:40pm

cat fight:

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:12:01pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:12:08pm

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹

Grrr … who makes telemarketing calls on Thanksgiving Day?

Outsourced call centers in Asia.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:13:44pm

Friend sends me this, says this is dessert for his gang!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:14:48pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:16:47pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

Outsourced call centers in Asia.

Republicans have repeatedly tried to contract out our 800#.

Imagine how much fun you will have if you call Social Security’s 800# and it’s answered by someone from India with all of your personal information…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:19:12pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:21:21pm

re: #119 Joe Bacon 🌹

Republicans have repeatedly tried to contract out our 800#.

Imagine how much fun you will have if you call Social Security’s 800# and it’s answered by someone from India with all of your personal information…

When I went on SS, the interview was with a guy with an Indian accent—I assume from India. He was absolutely the only person in my whole life to pronounce my last name right from reading it….

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:22:19pm

Immoral Minority has an article about the missionary who committed suicide on North Sentinel Island.

It includes a six-minute video about the island, which notes that it is against Indian law to travel there. That video notes only one time was recorded where the people of that island welcomed outsiders (and has a short film clip of that meeting).

Even after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, when the Indian government tried to send relief supplies, the islanders tried driving helicopters away with arrows and spears.

The Indian Navy enforces a three nautical mile limit around the island to prevent tourists and others from going to the island, but occasionally people like that idiot get past them.

the-immoral-minority.com

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:22:30pm

re: #100 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Brown ground beef, put in bottom of casserole. add green beans, mushroom soup, and tile upended tater tots to cover. Bake till brown on top and bubbling.

Beat that!

Boil eggs noodles. Mix in one can of corn, dice and add one can of Spam, mix in one can of mushroom soup with a can of milk . Put layer of tater tots on top. Cover with foil for 20 min at 350, remove foil, bake an additional 10 to 20 minutes till tater tots are done.

Pure white comfort food :)

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:23:50pm

re: #93 jeffreyw

Wet brine for 48 hours.. The white meat was moist and delicious, legs and thighs were done but not as done as I like. Not bloody but stiff and the meat hard to get to at the joints.

I dry brined it. Both the white and dark meat were unbelievably moist. Hubby and Mom loved it. I thought it was ok because I don’t really like turkey. 😂 But hey, it’s Thanksgiving, so it’s almost a law.

The sausage stuffing was pretty good. Hubby didn’t love it, tho.

The gravy was tasty but a little too thin. I added some chopped up giblets to it. Needed more roux.

When everyone wakes up, it’s cheesecake.

I want cheesecake.

Did I mention there’s cheesecake? 😁

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:25:31pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:25:32pm

We had pizza for lunch.

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:25:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:28:10pm
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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:28:11pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

cat fight:

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Bitch fight.

I hope they both lose.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:28:44pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:29:29pm
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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:30:33pm

re: #123 William Lewis

Boil eggs noodles. Mix in one can of corn, dice and add one can of Spam, mix in one can of mushroom soup with a can of milk . Put layer of tater tots on top. Cover with foil for 20 min at 350, remove foil, bake an additional 10 to 20 minutes till tater tots are done.

Pure white comfort food :)

OMG.

🤮

(Sorry)

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:30:34pm

re: #130 The Vicious Babushka

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:32:24pm

re: #130 The Vicious Babushka

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:32:42pm

re: #3 goddamnedfrank

CL’d again like a BAWSSS!

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You would think as a general with a supposedly distinguished service, Kelly would understand that “I was only following orders” is not a valid defense for willingly following illegal orders.

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Teddy's Person  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:33:21pm

Happy Ritual Sacrifice everyone.

YouTube

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:33:44pm

re: #130 The Vicious Babushka

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:33:53pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s not the most overturned Circuit Court, and if you had an Attorney General who wasn’t a former hot tub salesman, perhaps he could explain that to you.

— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 22, 2018

It’s been an article of conservative faith for decades that the Ninth Circuit Court is “the most overturned” by the Supreme Court. Facts cannot penetrate faith.

Even if it was true, the Supreme Court frequently overturns the rulings of all the circuit courts.

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:34:34pm

re: #132 MsJ

OMG.

🤮

(Sorry)

Hey, it’s better than tuna casserole! :)

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:35:58pm

re: #135 Targetpractice

You would think as a general with a supposedly distinguished service, Kelly would understand that “I was only following orders” is not a valid defense for willingly following illegal orders.

He gave up the “distinguished” part when he went to work for Trump.

It really does look like a bunch of people have decided they can grasp all the nation’s power at this moment in time.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:40:06pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:41:28pm

A nice headline at Stars and Stripes for the troops to see on Thanksgiving Day.

Trump blasts courts, migrants in Thanksgiving call to deployed servicemembers

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:41:39pm

good fucking grief

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ObserverArt  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:41:50pm

re: #130 The Vicious Babushka

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:42:38pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief

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I’m going to bet that’s not true.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:43:01pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:44:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:46:07pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief

It was 20 degrees when the parade kicked off. That breaks the record of 21 set in 1930.

today.com

That said, it’s just a disingenuous claim to ignore global warming.

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:49:06pm

re: #139 William Lewis

Hey, it’s better than tuna casserole! :)

I love a good tuna casserole.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:49:52pm

Yes Donnie, EU, Canada and the rest of our once-allies are known for killing reporters. Maybe you should stop courting the tyrants of the world, fucking asshole.

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:49:53pm

re: #142 Anymouse 🌹

A nice headline at Stars and Stripes for the troops to see on Thanksgiving Day.

Trump blasts courts, migrants in Thanksgiving call to deployed servicemembers

I wonder how many of the troops are the children of immigrants. Or even immigrants themselves.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:51:12pm

re: #148 Anymouse 🌹

It was 20 degrees when the parade kicked off. That breaks the record of 21 set in 1930.

today.com

That said, it’s just a disingenuous claim to ignore global warming.

That upside-down-omega loop of arctic air over North America gets bigger and bigger and goes farther and farther south as more energy is added to the circulation by global warming. What’s going to happen when it pinches off? I don’t know, but it won’t be good, I’m willing to bet.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:51:33pm

NBC also reported yesterday the cold in the East would be record-breaking for millions of people today.

nbcnews.com

They opined the cold would ground Macy’s balloons. (I don’t have a TV so I don’t know if that happened.)

Millions of Americans in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states will wake up to the coldest Thanksgiving in more than a century, with high winds even threatening the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, meteorologists said Wednesday.

The mercury in Philadelphia is expected to dip to a bone-chilling 29-degree high on Thursday, with similar shivering temperatures set for New York and Boston at 26 and 21 degrees, respectively, according to NBC meteorologist Kathryn Prociv.

29 is not “bone-chilling.” It is pretty cold for the East Coast, but we have several -15 or -20 days here every year I would trade for 29F.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:52:10pm

re: #150 Single-handed sailor

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Yes Donnie, EU, Canada and the rest of our once-allies are known for killing reporters. Maybe you should stop courting the tyrants of the world, fucking asshole.

It’s the logic that saw us funding murderous Contras because “They’re fighting against communism!”

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:54:01pm

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

Yes. It cold. forecast.weather.gov

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:54:05pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:54:35pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:54:51pm

re: #152 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That upside-down-omega loop of arctic air over North America gets bigger and bigger and goes farther and farther south as more energy is added to the circulation by global warming. What’s going to happen when it pinches off? I don’t know, but it won’t be good, I’m willing to bet.

A real-life example of the movie “The Day After Tomorrow?” /s

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:55:12pm

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

NBC also reported yesterday the cold in the East would be record-breaking for millions of people today.

nbcnews.com

They opined the cold would ground Macy’s balloons. (I don’t have a TV so I don’t know if that happened.)

29 is not “bone-chilling.” It is pretty cold for the East Coast, but we have several -15 or -20 days here every year I would trade for 29F.

It was 9° (Fahrenheit) in Toronto this morning. Fuck your “bone chilling”

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:55:50pm

re: #154 Targetpractice

It’s the logic that saw us funding murderous Contras because “They’re fighting against communism!”

Well, hey, they put that guy in charge of the NRA. What’s a few dead nuns or reporters?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 2:57:26pm

re: #155 PhillyPretzel

Yes. It cold. forecast.weather.gov

Wow, I should put on a bathing suit and go outside to get a tan. /s
forecast.weather.gov

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:00:54pm

re: #130 The Vicious Babushka

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:01:48pm

OOPS somebody gave a turkey steroids to kill the salmonella and this is the end result!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:01:57pm

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:07:50pm

“Well yes, I could sanction the Saudi royal family for killing and dismembering a journalist, then lying about it to the world, but that would mean giving up the money they pay to me…,er, to this country. So I cannot in good faith give up that money and so will totally give them a pass, because ‘America First’ means bending over and dropping trou for foreign leaders (with money).”

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plansbandc  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:08:21pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:08:42pm

re: #130 The Vicious Babushka

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:12:26pm

Dumb motherfucker being a dumb motherfucker.

WOW. SUCH LEADER. VERY PRESIDENT.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:15:43pm

re: #168 teleskiguy

Dumb motherfucker being a dumb motherfucker.

WOW. SUCH LEADER. VERY PRESIDENT.

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The most litigious president in American history is pissed that he’s losing in the courts.

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:18:08pm

re: #166 plansbandc

And Samuelson’s still working on-air…
en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:19:24pm

re: #169 Targetpractice

The most litigious president in American history is pissed that he’s losing in the courts.

he ought to have gotten used to that long before he moved into the WH.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:21:43pm

re: #168 teleskiguy

Dumb motherfucker being a dumb motherfucker.

WOW. SUCH LEADER. VERY PRESIDENT.

I love that phrase “Judicial activism” (we didn’t get what we want, applies to liberals only).

On this Thanksgiving Day, the big list of disaster movies you can cuddle up with your sweetie with.

imdb.com (top 100 movies as rated by whoever does ratings there)

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:23:12pm

Tongue in cheek WKRP humor.

WKRP Thanksgiving Turkey Drop

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:24:57pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:26:21pm

On the phone with my step-father now … he seems to be doing much better.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:27:09pm

re: #173 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

I remember that one. lol

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:28:21pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:29:02pm

re: #173 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Tongue in cheek WKRP humor.

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OH, THE HUMANITY!!

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:30:04pm

re: #176 PhillyPretzel

I remember that one. lol

“They’re hitting the pavement like sacks of wet cement!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:31:27pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:31:50pm

The latest on SuperBrat’s attempt to frame Avenatti…

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday said it is declining to pursue felony domestic abuse charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who gained national fame after he sued President Trump on behalf of an adult-film star, and referred the case to the city attorney for possible misdemeanor charges.

washingtonpost.com

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:32:21pm
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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:32:52pm

re: #170 TedStriker

And Samuelson’s still working on-air…
en.wikipedia.org

Les Nessman fer realz!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:34:36pm

My wife says she’s surprising me for dinner … we are actually having blue cheese stuffed pork tenderloin for dinner.

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:34:54pm

Cheesecake was a total success. Likely the best one I’ve ever made.

This is my new recipe for sure.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:34:59pm

re: #183 William Lewis

Les Nessman fer realz!

Oh, yeah? How many Buckeye Newshawk awards does Samuelson have?

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:38:06pm

Behind a clicky because, well…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:38:53pm

re: #187 teleskiguy

Behind a clicky because, well…

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Holy Jeff Goldblum Batman!

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:39:57pm

re: #187 teleskiguy

Behind a clicky because, well…

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Until just now I’ve never had to reload a page here just so I wouldn’t see something anymore, so I mean, congratulations I guess.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:41:01pm

re: #189 goddamnedfrank

Until just now I’ve never had to reload a page here just so I wouldn’t see something anymore, so I mean, congratulations I guess.

You can reload an individual post. The icon in the upper right.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:41:53pm

re: #187 teleskiguy

Behind a clicky because, well…

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Thanksgiving at Cthulhu’s place got a little weird this year, I see.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:42:23pm

Is that a tursquid or a turoctopus?

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:43:11pm

re: #189 goddamnedfrank

Until just now I’ve never had to reload a page here just so I wouldn’t see something anymore, so I mean, congratulations I guess.

(Un)fortunately, I’m at work, so I can’t see most embedded Twitter stuff except tweet text; I’m guessing that the proper reaction is something like this:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:44:01pm

re: #192 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Is that a tursquid or a turoctopus?

“Captain Kirk, it’s a transporter malfunction!”

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:44:14pm

re: #192 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It is that Italian-American surf and turf favorite. Squid and turkey.

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:46:10pm

re: #195 PhillyPretzel

It is that Italian-American surf and turf favorite. Squid and turkey.

Ewwwwwwww…

Yeah, definitely:

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:48:02pm

re: #181 Joe Bacon 🌹

The latest on SuperBrat’s attempt to frame Avenatti…

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday said it is declining to pursue felony domestic abuse charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who gained national fame after he sued President Trump on behalf of an adult-film star, and referred the case to the city attorney for possible misdemeanor charges.

washingtonpost.com

It doesn’t really matter if he’s cleared or not, the fact that he was accused will be all you hear going forward.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:50:16pm

re: #178 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

OH, THE HUMANITY!!

The full show.

WKRP in Cincinnati S01E07 Turkeys Away

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:51:02pm

re: #166 plansbandc

That is indeed a remarkable piece of tape. I was only three years old at the time so I have no memory of President Kennedy’s assassination.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:52:31pm

re: #187 teleskiguy

Behind a clicky because, well…

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Hail Cthulu.

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:54:16pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:54:16pm

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

Hail Cthulu.

“Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nfah Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!”

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 3:56:00pm

re: #198 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

The full show.

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Video

Beware folks…it seems that most, if not all, of the links for this episode on YT (and, I assume, other TV episodes) are rigged where the video you want is only a fraction of the YT video window to get you to click on an external link for “full quality” or “HD quality”, where you get bombarded by ads or get your machine compromised (ht: you of the YT commenters on one of the “Turkeys Away” vids YT had up).

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:01:28pm

So without a beard Gavin McInnes has no chin.

This explains a lot.

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ObserverArt  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:03:36pm

re: #187 teleskiguy

Behind a clicky because, well…

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That’s just wrong!!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:07:34pm

re: #204 The Ghost of a Flea

So without a beard Gavin McInnes has no chin.

This explains a lot.

“I was sad I had no beard, till I met a man who had no chin.”

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:07:56pm

re: #204 The Ghost of a Flea

So without a beard Gavin McInnes has no chin.

This explains a lot.

That makes this oft-posted Preacher panel that much more specific:

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:09:59pm

re: #203 TedStriker

Beware folks…it seems that most, if not all, of the links for this episode on YT (and, I assume, other TV episodes) are rigged where the video you want is only a fraction of the YT video window to get you to click on an external link for “full quality” or “HD quality”, where you get bombarded by ads or get your machine compromised (ht: you of the YT commenters on one of the “Turkeys Away” vids YT had up).

I didn’t see that with this link. Did you? If so please elucidate.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:17:43pm

Along with WKRP is another Thanksgiving Day classic …

Sarah Palin pardons turkey interview

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:18:54pm

re: #208 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

I didn’t see that with this link. Did you? If so please elucidate.

The video you posted has the actual WKRP episode playing in a half-size window against a “crinkly” blue background inside the full YT player window and the video is playing slowed down (I assume to stretch out the running time, for whatever reason).

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:23:22pm

re: #210 TedStriker

The video you posted has the actual WKRP episode playing in a half-size window against a “crinkly” blue background inside the full YT player window and the video is playing slowed down (I assume to stretch out the running time, for whatever reason).

[Embedded content]

That sort of thing is done by people on YouTube who illegally post content (such as entire television shows or movies) to avoid YouTube’s automated services which catch and take down that content.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:24:23pm

re: #203 TedStriker

Better copy:

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Video

I’m crying. And not just tears of laughter. What a great show, what a great episode.

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:25:54pm

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹

That sort of thing is done by people on YouTube who illegally post content (such as entire television shows or movies) to avoid YouTube’s automated services which catch and take down that content.

Never really noticed that before on YT, because I don’t often look for TV eps there.

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:28:54pm

re: #210 TedStriker

The video you posted has the actual WKRP episode playing in a half-size window against a “crinkly” blue background inside the full YT player window and the video is playing slowed down (I assume to stretch out the running time, for whatever reason).

[Embedded content]

Messing with the running time keeps YouTube from finding it as easily and deleting it for the copyright violation that it is.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:34:19pm

Thanksgiving Day bondage …

My wife called me away to tie up the pork tenderloin.

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:36:06pm

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹

Thanksgiving Day bondage …

My wife called me away to tie up the pork tenderloin.

HOT PORK-ON-PORK ACTION!!!!

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:40:18pm

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹

Seriously, Did you fold and tie the thinner end to near the middle? According to Cooks Illustrated it will cook more evenly.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:40:45pm

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹

Why the tenderloin requires a ball gag is really what’s up for debate, though….

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:40:59pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:42:07pm

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹

That sort of thing is done by people on YouTube who illegally post content (such as entire television shows or movies) to avoid YouTube’s automated services which catch and take down that content.

My favorite clips are live performances by Neil Young of “Keep on Rockin’” and The Replacements (drunk) on SNL and they are turned slightly sideways to avoid deletion.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:42:09pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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Dang! I can’t even laugh at his narcissism. The man is not well.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:42:31pm

re: #217 PhillyPretzel

Seriously, Did you fold and tie the thinner end to near the middle? According to Cooks Illustrated it will cook more evenly.

Yes. I also used a series of knots which will completely unravel the entire tenderloin with one cut when done.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:43:09pm

re: #210 TedStriker

The video you posted has the actual WKRP episode playing in a half-size window against a “crinkly” blue background inside the full YT player window and the video is playing slowed down (I assume to stretch out the running time, for whatever reason).

[Embedded content]

But no forced links to a full HD/full screen version or what not as you warned of in your post.

Look, I try not to post links like that and IF I do, then yest I will pull them done. This was not one of them. Drop it.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:44:30pm

“Okay, I’ve trussed the chicken…”

“Now why does the recipe tell me to insult and degrade it for 5 minutes per pound before roasting?”

“Also…spatchcock.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:46:26pm

“Put down the Turkey.”

“Hey Turkey, you’re fat, ugly and your mother is a Trump voter!”

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:47:47pm

re: #223 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

But no forced links to a full HD/full screen version or what not as you warned of in your post.

Look, I try not to post links like that and IF I do, then yest I will pull them done. This was not one of them. Drop it.

Hey, I answered your question and you’re getting salty with me, implying I was doing you wrong when I was doing nothing of the sort and barking at me to “drop it”.

YT can be sketchy enough on a good day and I was trying to help my fellow Lizards out, but I’m done.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:50:02pm

re: #224 The Ghost of a Flea

“Okay, I’ve trussed the chicken…”

“Now why does the recipe tell me to insult and degrade it for 5 minutes per pound before roasting?”

“Also…spatchcock.”

When I hear “spatchcock” my mind automatically replaces “crack that whip” from DEVO with “spatch that cock.”

Fun fact: in imperial dynastic China becoming a eunuch was seen as a way to influence and potential riches, though the surgery required wasn’t always successful and people died in the process.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:50:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 4:55:50pm
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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:03:37pm

re: #187 teleskiguy

Behind a clicky because, well…

[Embedded content]

No.

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Citizen K  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:05:43pm

I missed the conversation earlier, but re: Hillary Clinton’s immigration remarks:

The article in question: Clinton, Blair, Renzi: why we lost, and how to fight back

Basically less making concessions to the xenophobic populists and more accepting that, yes, the politics have purchase, so what do we actually do about that to stop it?

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:07:10pm

re: #226 TedStriker

Hey, I answered your question and you’re getting salty with me, implying I was doing you wrong when I was doing nothing of the sort and barking at me to “drop it”.

YT can be sketchy enough on a good day and I was trying to help my fellow Lizards out, but I’m done.

Walking on sensitive ground here. Perhaps taking things a bit to personal as I come out. Please bear with me. Right now, Hell I don’t even know any more.

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:09:05pm

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹

Home of Throwed Rolls!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:10:27pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a weird sense of humour:

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:12:34pm

re: #22 dangerman

a string todays headlines from politicalwire.com

- trump disputes cia conclusion on khashoggi killing
- trump resumes feud with chief justice
- trump threatens government shutdown again
- trump says he might close “whole border”
- what trump is thankful for

Winning!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:19:21pm

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a weird sense of humour:

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I’M READY!
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:28:10pm

It’s just so weird to have a dog now that will literally lean into me to make contact as I stand at the kitchen sink doing a task or will curl at or on my feet as I try to remind myself that I matter and do well at my job as I apply for promotion when I’m not sure I deserve it even though I have deeper suspicions about some who will judge me.

Thanks, doggo.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:34:10pm

re: #227 Barefoot Grin

When I hear “spatchcock” my mind automatically replaces “crack that whip” from DEVO with “spatch that cock.”

Fun fact: in imperial dynastic China becoming a eunuch was seen as a way to influence and potential riches, though the surgery required wasn’t always successful and people died in the process.

Nope. Not spatching that. Nope.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:35:02pm

re: #237 Barefoot Grin

Dogs are great for one’s self esteem.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:38:15pm

re: #239 Patricia Kayden

Dogs are great for one’s self esteem.

I’m mostly thankful today for my family. But I’m also thankful for our new family member, even though she chewed a pillow last night into constituent parts.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:41:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:46:30pm

My step-father asked on the telephone of my wife for a photograph of today’s tenderloin when it’s done.

I suppose I can post that here as well …

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:48:01pm
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Interesting Times  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:48:15pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 5:59:03pm
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — It’s downright cold atop Mount Washington, home to some of the most brutal weather in the Northeast.

The Mount Washington Observatory says it plunged to minus 26 (minus 32 Celsius) on Thursday morning. The observatory says that broke its daily record low of minus 11 (minus 23 Celsius).

It also broke the lowest temperature it has seen in November. The old record was minus 20 (minus 28 Celsius) on Nov. 30, 1958.

The observatory says winds over hurricane force — that’s 74 mph (119 kph) or higher — had wind chills in the range of minus 70 to minus 75 (minus 56 to minus 59 Celsius).

(more at the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)
starherald.com

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:02:41pm

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

YOW!!!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:03:01pm

I’m thinking the Guardian story about Hillary calling for Europe to “curb immigration” may have been… somewhat misleading.

cough

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:04:11pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:06:03pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

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Good dinosaur. Dinosaur-sized kitchen might do it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:07:45pm

re: #249 wrenchwench

Good dinosaur. Dinosaur-sized kitchen might do it.

Or just go to the drive-in for Brontoburgers….

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:08:15pm

re: #249 wrenchwench

Good dinosaur. Dinosaur-sized kitchen might do it.

I know. Makes me respect our ancestors who had to hunt these things down and fight them to the death.

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:08:56pm

I got a rotisserie chicken from CostCo for five bucks. Made some Stove-Top™ stuffing, and some green beans out of a can.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:10:40pm

re: #252 teleskiguy

I got a rotisserie chicken from CostCo for five bucks. Made some Stove-Top™ stuffing, and some green beans out of a can.

Just like the pilgrims.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:11:25pm

The wife of a British academic jailed in the United Arab Emirates on charges of espionage has spoken of her shock at his life sentence and accused the country of mishandling and misinterpreting his case.

Amid signs that Britain and the UAE are looking for a way out of the diplomatic conundrum, Daniela Tejada told CNN’s “Hala Gorani Tonight” program Thursday that “the UAE should have the sensibility and the humanity to recognize that it has been a misunderstanding and that Matt has paid for someone’s lack of judgment.”

Matthew Hedges, 31, a specialist in Middle Eastern studies at Durham University in England, was arrested by UAE officials at Dubai International Airport in May. He was held in solitary confinement for almost six months before being released on bail last month. Hedges and his wife have repeatedly denied the allegations of spying, but prosecutors insist the British academic confessed.

more: cnn.com

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:13:15pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:16:05pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

I know. Makes me respect our ancestors who had to hunt these things down and fight them to the death.

I wrestled a few sweet potatoes in their honor.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:17:44pm

re: #255 DodgerFan1988

It doesn’t erode the rule of law; it is against the law.

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Ferdinand  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:18:54pm

I can’t edit a picture small enough to upload, but we’re having a magic Thanksgiving at Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park. Wife, 19 year old stepson and I have a swanky cabin for the night. Heading out for buffet by the big stone fireplace shortly. I’m thankful for y’all. Among many other things. ;)

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:21:22pm

Fox Blames Stock Market On Democrats Taking House (Crooks and Liars, video, 2:46)

They don’t take office until January, but already Fox News has their scapegoat for anything bad that happens: The Democratic House will be blamed for everything for the next two years.

And Democrats won’t get any credit either from State Television.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:24:57pm

re: #258 Ferdinand

I can’t edit a picture small enough to upload, but we’re having a magic Thanksgiving at Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park. Wife, 19 year old stepson and I have a swanky cabin for the night. Heading out for buffet by the big stone fireplace shortly. I’m thankful for y’all. Among many other things. ;)

I used to see that while dodging logging trucks on Highway 101 on the way to La Push, and wanted to stay there. Have fun!

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:25:34pm

re: #252 teleskiguy

I got a rotisserie chicken from CostCo for five bucks. Made some Stove-Top™ stuffing, and some green beans out of a can.

Hey, ain’t nothing wrong with that for a cozy Turkey Day dinner for one or two.

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:27:08pm

re: #254 Anymouse 🌹

The wife of a British academic jailed in the United Arab Emirates on charges of espionage has spoken of her shock at his life sentence and accused the country of mishandling and misinterpreting his case.

Amid signs that Britain and the UAE are looking for a way out of the diplomatic conundrum, Daniela Tejada told CNN’s “Hala Gorani Tonight” program Thursday that “the UAE should have the sensibility and the humanity to recognize that it has been a misunderstanding and that Matt has paid for someone’s lack of judgment.”

Matthew Hedges, 31, a specialist in Middle Eastern studies at Durham University in England, was arrested by UAE officials at Dubai International Airport in May. He was held in solitary confinement for almost six months before being released on bail last month. Hedges and his wife have repeatedly denied the allegations of spying, but prosecutors insist the British academic confessed.

more: cnn.com

Beat anyone long enough and they’ll “confess” to almost anything you want.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:28:15pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:29:16pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:32:13pm

re: #263 Charles Johnson

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Any idea why videos in embedded tweets won’t play in Firefox and you have to open the original tweet in a new tab? Everywhere but here, that is, where you give us the little “shprockets” icon at the bottom.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:36:01pm
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Scout  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:40:00pm

re: #258 Ferdinand

I can’t edit a picture small enough to upload, but we’re having a magic Thanksgiving at Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park. Wife, 19 year old stepson and I have a swanky cabin for the night. Heading out for buffet by the big stone fireplace shortly. I’m thankful for y’all. Among many other things. ;)

Dear Ferdinand,

When I was a child (mid- to late ’60s) my family lived in Port Angeles. We spent two weeks every summer staying at our next-door neighbors’ cabin on the north shore of Lake Crescent. Really, really nice memories.

Thanks for the reminder.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:42:17pm

re: #265 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Any idea why videos in embedded tweets won’t play in Firefox and you have to open the original tweet in a new tab? Everywhere but here, that is, where you give us the little “shprockets” icon at the bottom.

I can’t really say — the code that displays videos in embedded tweets is completely under Twitter’s control. The “shadow DOM” is a protected sandbox that the parent web page can’t affect in any way.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:48:25pm

re: #268 Charles Johnson

I can’t really say — the code that displays videos in embedded tweets is completely under Twitter’s control. The “shadow DOM” is a protected sandbox that the parent web page can’t affect in any way.

Ah—OK, thanks. Just thought I’d ask. Twitter seems to be screwing things up in new and creative ways monthly.

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:50:18pm

re: #269 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Ah—OK, thanks. Just thought I’d ask. Twitter seems to be screwing things up in new and creative ways monthly.

At least they’re marginally better than Facebook…

///

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:52:09pm

I’m thankful not to be in this room. What a hellish way to spend a holiday.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:53:32pm

Photo from this Jay Caruso tweet:

But really. What an awful, awful room. Sucky lighting, and a raft of Trumps.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:53:42pm

re: #271 jaunte

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I’m thankful not to be in this room. What a hellish way to spend a holiday.

Surely this is what hell’s waiting room would look like, even without the awful people.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:53:44pm

The tenderloin is out of the oven …

Thanksgiving Tenderloin, 2018
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:54:22pm

re: #265 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Any idea why videos in embedded tweets won’t play in Firefox and you have to open the original tweet in a new tab? Everywhere but here, that is, where you give us the little “shprockets” icon at the bottom.

Do you block trackers or 3rd party cookies?

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:55:09pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹

The tenderloin is out of the oven …

[Embedded content]

YUM!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:56:37pm

re: #275 Single-handed sailor

Do you block trackers or 3rd party cookies?

[Embedded content]

Yeah, when Tweets would just show as plain text, I discovered I had to disable tracking protection to get them to show up normally. That only took me a couple of weeks to figure out….

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:56:41pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:57:11pm

Side dish will be pfaff.

I’m off to eat …

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 6:58:09pm

re: #277 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yeah, when Tweets would just show as plain text, I discovered I had to disable tracking protection to get them to show up normally. That only took me a couple of weeks to figure out….

I use Firefox with enough paranoiraware to take up a significant portion of my hard drive, and I don’t have that problem.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:02:04pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:03:10pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:05:33pm

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. -Charles de Gaulle, French president (22 Nov 1890-1970)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:06:18pm

re: #282 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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reminds me of the cat in the bathroom video: “Pam? Are you OK? I’ll save you!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:09:06pm

(he’s a state senator in Minnesota)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:10:22pm

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

I use Firefox with enough paranoiraware to take up a significant portion of my hard drive, and I don’t have that problem.

Are you on the new version? I’m on v. 52 ESR, since the new version kills all the extensions I use Firefox for in the first place.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:10:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:13:35pm

[Can’t find this tweet right now:
[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

]

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:13:44pm

re: #286 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Are you on the new version? I’m on v. 52 ESR, since the new version kills all the extensions I use Firefox for in the first place.

I so miss the Tab Mix Plus plugin. It gave you total control how tabs act.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:17:19pm

re: #286 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Are you on the new version? I’m on v. 52 ESR, since the new version kills all the extensions I use Firefox for in the first place.

I’m using 64.0.3 (64-bit for Windows)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:17:24pm

re: #289 Single-handed sailor

I so miss the Tab Mix Plus plugin. It gave you total control how tabs act.

I’ll have to look at that. I’ve got Classic Theme Restorer, but just can’t seem to get the tabs working the way I want—it might be CTR and FaviconizeTab working against each other….

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:18:24pm

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

I use Firefox with enough paranoiraware to take up a significant portion of my hard drive, and I don’t have that problem.

At work (and at home, for the time being), I just use uBlock Origin and call it a day, because it catches a lot of crap; a long time ago, I used to use NoScript (back when I ran Adblock Plus, before they tried to monetize their users with whitelisted “partner” ads) as well, but it was really more of a pain in the ass than it was worth.

At home, I’m in the process of setting up my new Asus RT-AC86U router running the AsusWRT-Merlin firmware to, in addition to the router’s built-in Trend Micro-provided AiProtection suite, also run Skynet (a major augmentation to the router’s firewall and to AiProtection), Diversion with pixelserv-tls (a router-based adblocker), and DNSCrypt (to force all DNS queries to resolvers that use DNSCrypt and/or DNS-over-HTTPS). I did a test run over the past few days with my “old” RT-AC56U and it did pretty well; it was nice not having to run browser-based adblocks and, once I get the new USB3 flash drive from Amazon tomorrow to use with the new router in order to run the extra software, it’ll be nice to have that extra protection back running.

AsusWRT-Merlin: asuswrt.lostrealm.ca
For all of the other stuff: snbforums.com

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:19:19pm

re: #285 Backwoods_Sleuth

(he’s a state senator in Minnesota)

Do it, DO IT!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:20:12pm

re: #293 TedStriker

Do it, DO IT!

And film it!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:20:27pm

Mr. Johnson, why are all the other Johnsons named “Charles” or “Chuck” jerks?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:22:28pm

re: #295 Anymouse 🌹

Mr. Johnson, why are all the other Johnsons named “Charles” or “Chuck” jerks?

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inorite?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:24:54pm

re: #296 Charles Johnson

inorite?

Well, to be fair, there are probably more of them than anyone except “John Smith” or “William Jones”.

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:25:35pm

re: #297 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Oooo, I know a William Jones that was a jerk!

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:25:42pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:27:35pm

re: #298 retired cynic

Oooo, I know a William Jones that was a jerk!

The William Jones was a tough act to follow. (A hero of mine, actually.)

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:30:55pm

re: #300 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The William Jones was a tough act to follow. (A hero of mine, actually.)

His father, also William, was no slouch either:

William Jones, FRS (1675 - 3 July 1749) was a Welsh mathematician, most noted for his use of the symbol π (the Greek letter Pi) to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. He was a close friend of Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Edmund Halley. In November 1711 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was later its Vice-President.

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:31:05pm

re: #300 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The William Jones was a tough act to follow. (A hero of mine, actually.)

Wow!! Some guy….

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:33:12pm

re: #302 retired cynic

And died at 47. Think what he could have done…

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:33:24pm
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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:37:05pm

re: #304 Charles Johnson

It makes more sense if you picture Facebook as Captain Renault from Casablanca:

Casablanca gambling? I’m shocked!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:45:05pm

re: #219 jaunte

If I had a kajillion dollars (or rubles, take your pick), I’d buy Mar-a-Lago out from under Trump, rip out all the garish frou-frou shit he’s decorated it with, and redecorate to something more tasteful.

Alternatively, I’d buy it and re-open it as a museum of bad taste.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:45:41pm

re: #304 Charles Johnson

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I posted this the other day….

Definers Public Affairs, the PR firm Facebook contracted to sling mud at critics after the Cambridge Analytica debacle, also conducted campaigns against Apple at the command of Qualcomm, according to a report Wednesday.

… Beyond NTK and media pitches, Miller himself penned an article accusing Cook of lying to President Donald Trump about building manufacturing plants in the U.S., according to an email reviewed by the Times. The piece, which included claims that Cook leaked a “fabricated story” on Trump immigration reform to the Times, was peddled to right-wing website GotNews, which published it without attribution….

appleinsider.com

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VegasGolfer  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:46:15pm

How you like them apples mushroom dick? 🤣🤣🤣

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:48:44pm

re: #308 VegasGolfer

How you like them apples mushroom dick? 🤣🤣🤣

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1.4 million ill eagle immigrants bought them all! With their welfare checks!

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TedStriker  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:53:53pm

re: #306 wheat-dogg

If I had a kajillion dollars (or rubles, take your pick), I’d buy Mar-a-Lago out from under Trump, rip out all the garish frou-frou shit he’s decorated it with, and redecorate to something more tasteful.

Alternatively, I’d buy it and re-open it as a museum of bad taste.

The only other fitting end for Mar-A-Lago, Trump Tower, or any other property he owns:

German Swastika emblem is demolished at Zeppelinfeld in Nurnberg,Germany. HD Stock Footage

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:57:44pm

re: #309 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

1.4 million ill eagle immigrants bought them all! With their welfare checks!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 7:58:37pm

@momknd is a real wingnut. She appeared in Mr. Johnson’s mentions on a tweet.

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teleskiguy  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:02:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:03:35pm

re: #312 Anymouse 🌹

that should be @momkmd

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:09:22pm

Night people.

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:11:13pm

re: #315 I Would Prefer Not To

Night people.

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Hands too big.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:11:23pm

Well, it’s nap time for me….

“With Tryptophan you can still feel your legs.”

titus,season 1 ep 2,moms not nuts,

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fern01  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:12:50pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

Only people out with the cameras are the media

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fern01  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:22:39pm

re: #168 teleskiguy

trump cannot live without conflict. Even on thanksgiving when folks are trying to make peace in families he has splintered apart, he has to say something to make more conflict break through. If he lasts long enough he will have WWIII - his ultimate conflict.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:23:54pm
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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:25:02pm

re: #319 fern01

I knew a woman like that. I think the conflict triggers endorphin release or something. She was always angry, always stirring sh*t.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:26:37pm

re: #320 goddamnedfrank

Show me where borders are in the constitution. Also, show me where it really talks about limited government. And then show me how strong borders are limited government.

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prairiefire  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:27:53pm

...

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:29:42pm

re: #323 prairiefire

I am afraid I found that in the domestic violence community.

This woman drove her husband and son away. Concentrated on making her daughter’s life a total hell; subjugated her and sapped her creative abilities, which were considerable. Moved outward to pit other people against each other. Truly an evil person. IMO.

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prairiefire  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:29:44pm

re: #323 prairiefire

I am afraid I found that in the domestic violence community.

Survivors, as it were.

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retired cynic  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:30:47pm

sorry; i’m nodding off; calling it a night!

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:35:44pm

If you want to watch the Mars Landing on November 26 starting at 3 pm ET, the NASA TV channel is available on the free Pluto TV streaming app.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:35:47pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:44:36pm

re: #327 Big Beautiful Door

If you want to watch the Mars Landing on November 26 starting at 3 pm ET, the NASA TV channel is available on the free Pluto TV streaming app.

I’m not on Pluto. Is there an Earthbound streaming service?

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:45:26pm

OMFG I’m so fucking full.

But it was worth it. That dinner was so good.

Happy Thanksgiving, all youse Lizards everywhere. And fuck Trump.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 8:50:12pm

re: #328 goddamnedfrank

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This really is the GOP’s entire thinking: “We need to improve our outreach…so the coloreds and womenfolk understand why they’re wrong and we’re right!”

Oy.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:14:32pm

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not on Pluto. Is there an Earthbound streaming service?

NASA TV Public-Education

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:19:25pm

*sigh* It’s the day after Thanksgiving, so at least one of the radio station presets on my car’s radio is now out of rotation until Jan 2nd. Gonna be a long month.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:20:26pm

re: #331 Targetpractice

This really is the GOP’s entire thinking: “We need to improve our outreach…so the coloreds and womenfolk understand why they’re wrong and we’re right!”

Oy.

Very much like their 2012 autopsy report.

John Stossel, idiot with video:

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:26:30pm

re: #334 Anymouse 🌹

Very much like their 2012 autopsy report.

John Stossel, idiot with video:

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Technically speaking, no one in China truly owns his real estate. He might own the building, but the land underneath it belongs to the State. The deed to the property is basically a 70-year lease agreement between the landowner and the building owner.

Yet few people in China are starving.

You can’t explain that.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:26:33pm

re: #334 Anymouse 🌹

Very much like their 2012 autopsy report.

John Stossel, idiot with video:

[Embedded content]

Yep, I remember that “autopsy report,” where they looked at the corpse of that year’s electoral ambitions, dug through the cirrhosis-pocked liver covered in bile, the necrotic intestines full of partisan bullshit, the blackened heart choked by hated…and concluded that the problem was they hadn’t done enough to get out their message. That the party was in fine form, could run a marathon without breaking a sweat, and so they’d needed to work harder to get “those people” to understand why Obama was the Anti-Christ who was going to destroy America.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:29:32pm
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austin_blue  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:30:09pm

I hope everyone’s day was as nice as ours. Food for two, a bit left over for tomorrow. The remains of game hens, green beans and dressing, will be a luncheon tommorow

All and all, a lovely day.

I know that isn’t the case with VB.

Dear woman, I cannot hold you closer to my heart than I do now. May peace be upon you,

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MsJ  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:34:42pm

re: #321 retired cynic

I knew a woman like that. I think the conflict triggers endorphin release or something. She was always angry, always stirring sh*t.

Me too. She lived in constant conflict with visit everyone (at some point) about everything - mostly over stupid shit. She drank herself to death a couple of years ago. She was 55.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:37:52pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:39:00pm

“It was only through private property that our ancestors had enough food to survive!”

“But what about the Indians? Did they also have private land?”

“No, they had no concept of owning land like our ancestors did.”

“I heard on TV that the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to farm in America, which is how they survived.”

“That program lied, the Pilgrims were the ones who taught the Indians everything.”

“So what happened to the Indians?”

“Well, since they didn’t understand private property, our ancestors traded trinkets for the land, but that wasn’t enough. So they killed or moved the Indians off the remaining land and kept moving Westward. They were going to enslave them, but they grew too sickly from European diseases, so they brought over African slaves to work the land. And yes, the slaves were private property too. See how valuable owning property is?”

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:50:04pm
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mmmirele  Nov 22, 2018 • 9:56:25pm

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

Back about 1996, I drove around New England in October with a boyfriend. We stopped by Mount Washington, but it was too dangerous to go up there as it was snowing and (more importantly) the winds were blowing at very high speeds. So I missed that. Oh well.


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