Shop Amazon’s Black Friday Specials and Help Support LGF

There are some excellent deals on all kinds of stuff today at Amazon (and the sales go on for the rest of the week), and if you click through from one of our links and purchase something we get a small commission through their affiliate program, at no extra cost to you. So this is a great way to take advantage of Amazon’s Black Friday Deals & Sales and help support Little Green Footballs at the same time!

Here’s one example of what’s available — incredible deals on Amazon Fire tablets. I have two and can highly recommend them:

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244 comments

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 29, 2019 • 12:53:30pm

I still remember the first item I bought on amazon. My little Nikon camera. It is still working and taking great pictures. Thanks Charles.

2
Dave In Austin  Nov 29, 2019 • 12:55:15pm

My account have been bookmarked thru LGF for several years now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2019 • 12:56:31pm

If I ever break down and engage in Black Friday shopping, I will keep LGF in Mind…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 29, 2019 • 12:58:09pm

I haven’t seen any deals yet I’ve been inclined to jump on.

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William Lewis  Nov 29, 2019 • 12:59:20pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

I haven’t seen any deals yet I’ve been inclined to jump on.

That plus the old saying - “No Mon No Fun.”

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:05:21pm

So, just got done watching Scorsese’s three and a half hour epic The Irishman.

Great film, at least in my opinion. And an Oscar-worthy performance from Joe Pesci….glad he came out of retirement to star in this. A nicely restrained performance on his part and a great performance from De Niro as well. And Al Pacino was solid as always playing Jimmy Hoffa.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:10:26pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:10:44pm
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:12:40pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

So, just got done watching Scorsese’s three and a half hour epic The Irishman.

Great film, at least in my opinion. And an Oscar-worthy performance from Joe Pesci….glad he came out of retirement to star in this. A nicely restrained performance on his part and a great performance from De Niro as well. And Al Pacino was solid as always playing Jimmy Hoffa.

My wife watched it. She enjoyed it also.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:15:20pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

So, just got done watching Scorsese’s three and a half hour epic The Irishman.

Great film, at least in my opinion. And an Oscar-worthy performance from Joe Pesci….glad he came out of retirement to star in this. A nicely restrained performance on his part and a great performance from De Niro as well. And Al Pacino was solid as always playing Jimmy Hoffa.

I watched last night on my Fire tablet - I agree, great film, although I did think it tended to meander a little in some spots and could have used a little bit tighter editing.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:17:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:19:03pm

The first Fire tablet I got a while back was a good Android device but seriously limited because it couldn’t use the Google Play web store. I don’t know if it was deliberate on Amazon’s part, but the newer Fire tablets can get into Google Play just fine, so you can basically use almost any app written for Android.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:19:35pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Yeah, there was some meandering here and there - maybe lose about 10 or 15 minutes of extraneous scenes. Aside from that, the rest of the film…acting, directing, cinematography, screenplay, all of that was completely on point.

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:19:51pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

The first Fire tablet I got a while back was a good Android device but seriously limited because it couldn’t use the Google Play web store. I don’t know if it was deliberate on Amazon’s part, but the newer Fire tablets can get into Google Play just fine, so you can basically use almost any app written for Android.

It originally was a decision by Amazon.

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plansbandc  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:21:36pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

Watched it on Wednesday and watched it again on Thursday. I think there will be a few Oscars. Pesci should win.

It could have been edited down, but that’s not how Scorsese rolls.

I thought it was great. Will watch many more times.

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jeffreyw  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:22:19pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

We watched it last night. Good movie, great casting. Pacino did keep me waiting for a “meet my leetle fren” moment. I thought the pacing was good, didn’t seem that long until I looked at the clock. Way past my bedtime.

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plansbandc  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:23:39pm

It’s a great looking picture too. I admire superb cinematography.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:25:24pm

re: #15 plansbandc

Watched it on Wednesday and watched it again on Thursday. I think there will be a few Oscars. Pesci should win.

It could have been edited down, but that’s not how Scorsese rolls.

I thought it was great. Will watch many more times.

Pesci was fantastic - I certainly hope he gets nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

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plansbandc  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:27:12pm

re: #18 Dr Lizardo

It was such a meaty supporting role and he was perfectly cast. One of his finest performances.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:27:16pm

re: #14 Belafon

I actually hacked my original Fire tablet to get root privileges, and could sort of get Google Play to work although it was glitchy and installing apps was difficult.

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plansbandc  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:28:10pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

My first tablet was a first generation fire. Loved that thing. Nearly cried when it died.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:28:34pm

re: #19 plansbandc

It was such a meaty supporting role and he was perfectly cast. One of his finest performances.

And a stark contrast to the roles he’s usually best remembered for.

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William Lewis  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:31:13pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

So, just got done watching Scorsese’s three and a half hour epic The Irishman.

Great film, at least in my opinion. And an Oscar-worthy performance from Joe Pesci….glad he came out of retirement to star in this. A nicely restrained performance on his part and a great performance from De Niro as well. And Al Pacino was solid as always playing Jimmy Hoffa.

Eh, I’ll wait for the next bit of Real Cinema to come out rather just some silly mobster popcorn flick… //////////

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William Lewis  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:32:35pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

The first Fire tablet I got a while back was a good Android device but seriously limited because it couldn’t use the Google Play web store. I don’t know if it was deliberate on Amazon’s part, but the newer Fire tablets can get into Google Play just fine, so you can basically use almost any app written for Android.

I had to hack mine before I could get Google Play to side load on mine. But by the same token it is really nice once that’s done.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:35:33pm
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:36:26pm

re: #23 William Lewis

Eh, I’ll wait for the next bit of Real Cinema to come out rather just some silly mobster popcorn flick… //////////

Scorsese made the right choice to do this film with Netflix. From what I gather, the project was stuck in development hell for quite some time and I have little doubt the major studios were likely all that interested in a three and a half hour mob flick. Right now, the studios are hopelessly addicted to billion dollar grossing blockbusters.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:37:10pm

re: #25 Dread Pirate

European response to US unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal and addl sanctions

America First

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:37:34pm

re: #24 William Lewis

I had to hack mine before I could get Google Play to side load on mine. But by the same token it is really nice once that’s done.

The Jetstream Android TV box with Google we just got a couple months ago made it a pain to load the Amazon Prime movie app. I heard they are mending fences and going to try and play nice with each other going forward.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:41:39pm
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:42:31pm

Well, gonna call it a day. Have fun, Lizards.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:42:35pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:43:23pm

re: #29 Dread Pirate

In a rare public rift between the United States and South Korea, negotiations between the two allies over how much each side should pay for their military alliance recently fell apart.

so much Firsting

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:47:50pm

re: #29 Dread Pirate

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Trump: It’s not like they helped us in the Korean war.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:49:11pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

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And he stole $2M from his “charity” that was meant for veterans.

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Targetpractice  Nov 29, 2019 • 1:56:18pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

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Now now, the only time we’re supposed to worry about “the cost to the taxpayers” is when a Dem is in office. When a Repub is in office, charging millions to house security at your various private golf courses and in your privately owned business tower is not really a charge because “Hey, he owns those!”

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:06:01pm

Amazon special coming up.

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Alephnaught  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:32:02pm

Scotland’s First Minister Nichola Sturgeon throws some shade on the Brexit Party Boris Johnson clone Richard Tice in tonight’s General Election debate on BBC One.

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sagehen  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:37:03pm

re: #37 Alephnaught

Scotland’s First Minister Nichola Sturgeon throws some shade on the Brexit Party Boris Johnson clone Richard Tice in tonight’s General Election debate on BBC One.

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I can’t look at Nichola Sturgeon without seeing Tracey Ullman’s version of her.

Tracey Ullman - Nicola Sturgeon Donald Trump Sketch

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:40:30pm

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so much Firsting

the “r” is unnecessary in this case.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:43:00pm

re: #39 Belafon

It’s a silent “r”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:44:39pm

We have a free HBO weekend.
Watched Bohemian Rhapsody last night, binging on Chernobyl today.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:57:53pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

I watched last night on my Fire tablet - I agree, great film, although I did think it tended to meander a little in some spots and could have used a little bit tighter editing.

I just got home from seeing it. I agree. Edit about 30 minutes for a tight three-hour movie. In the end I found it well done but profoundly depressing.

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Alephnaught  Nov 29, 2019 • 2:58:36pm

re: #38 sagehen

I can’t look at Nichola Sturgeon without seeing Tracey Ullman’s version of her.

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That’s actually not bad! Also, of note is @janeygodley

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:04:12pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:15:48pm

re: #33 Eventual Carrion

Trump: It’s not like they helped us in the Korean war.

Or Vietnam.///

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Charles Johnson  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:17:05pm
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plansbandc  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:18:03pm

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Teukka  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:27:37pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Seen it from several angles now. It appears that people pounce on the guy, then as armed police arrive, they back off rapidly get others to move out, one of the videos I think I can hear the police scream “Get Away! BOMB! Get Away!”, seconds later, shots are fired. I belive they shot him to prevent him from setting off what they thought was a live bomb vest.
:shudders:
At least he didn’t go like Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly went :(

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:32:59pm

There has been the talking about that Obama statement on the Democratic primary, and a lot of words have been shed.

The Search to Understand Barack Obama Continues
by Nancy LeTourneau November 29, 2019

No one understands Barack Obama better than his wife Michelle. She captured the essence of the man with this: “Barack is not a politician first and foremost. He’s a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make change.” Now that his life as a politician is over, Obama is back to being a community organizer, focusing his energy on raising up a whole new generation of leaders.

That makes sense to me!

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:39:17pm

JeffreyW, I don’t see how I have more karma than you! It snuck up on me; just passed 27,000. I was sure you had double mine, with all of your wonderful wildlife photography (and food… oh, yum!).

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:42:32pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:46:44pm

re: #51 goddamnedfrank

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:49:50pm

Ooof.

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:50:53pm

re: #53 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Ooof.

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How on earth can that thing drive??

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:53:33pm

re: #54 retired cynic

How on earth can that thing drive??

Beats me. I was not expecting that.

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Cheechako  Nov 29, 2019 • 3:59:06pm

re: #54 retired cynic

How on earth can that thing drive??

Look close, it’s being towed.

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:01:00pm

re: #56 Cheechako

Look close, it’s being towed.

The tow strap is the right color that it either looks like a road stripe or disappears.

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:01:40pm

re: #56 Cheechako

Look close, it’s being towed.

You’re good!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:03:05pm

I want to go on record: my favorite scenes so far in Chernobyl involve the Tula coal miners in episode 3.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:07:25pm

re: #56 Cheechako

re: #57 Belafon

I completely missed that. And I looked for it!

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:09:13pm

Networking question if there are any experts in that area. My Ubuntu machine, which I have had for about 3 years, is having some strange networking issues. The connection to non-local (ie, outside 192.168) is suddenly intermittent. It’s worked fine until recently. If I leave ing on, it will work for a bit, and then stop for a while, until it suddenly restarts. I’m getting about a 60% packet loss. A separate window pinging an local address seems to not be having any problems.

I’m not having issues with any other computer. This is a wired connection, but I swapped cables and even tested with another computer in that connection (it’s ethernet over powerline) and I’m not having any other problems. This just started in the last couple of days. Does anyone know of a way to troubleshoot this? I’m trying to see if I need to get another ethernet card to use rather than the one in the PC. I have tried a number of restarts and a few other suggestions.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:11:20pm

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

In the very beginning of the video you will see the tow strap flop around as it is being deployed.

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jeffreyw  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:22:59pm

re: #50 retired cynic

I’m not a frequent commenter (3,100+), don’t have a lot to add to the discussion other than pictures. I don’t type well enough to carry on a conversation. Hunt and peck. Photos are easy.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:23:33pm

This is why the GOP needs to be defeated into the ground. Not only are they cowards, they’re ok with his legislation. It’s only the way he acts that they disapprove of.

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:24:05pm

re: #63 jeffreyw

I’m not a frequent commenter, don’t have a lot to add to the discussion other than pictures. I don’t type well enough to carry on a conversation. Hunt and peck. Photos are easy.

Well, I always look out for your posts, and enjoy them. You hunt and peck pretty darned well!

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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:27:02pm
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Mescalero09  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:27:46pm

Coming out of the coma, am I.
He’s right. He’ll tell you at the end. He’s right.

Leonard Cohen - Tower Of Song (Live in London)

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:29:20pm

re: #66 gocart mozart

Fine Art Poster? Are they kidding? ::: shakes head in disgust and confusion :::

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:30:12pm

re: #68 PhillyPretzel

Fine Art Poster? Are they kidding? ::: shakes head in disgust and confusion :::

Those words don’t mean anything.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:31:01pm

re: #68 PhillyPretzel

Fine Art Poster? Are they kidding? ::: shakes head in disgust and confusion :::

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Jay C  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:40:45pm

re: #66 gocart mozart

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You can tell how “fine” the art is by the fact that no artists’ credit is supplied: the poster isn’t signed, and there’s no name given. Understandable: if I drew this dreck, I wouldn’t want my name on it, either.

I thought at first it was a Ben Garrison cartoon, but even HE can draw better…

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:41:13pm

I’ll bet a lot of guys who got ripped off voted MAGA.

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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:41:54pm
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makeitstop  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:49:12pm

re: #71 gocart mozart

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Fanny came out with a new song this year, with a slight name change - now they’re called ‘Fanny Walked the Earth.’

Fanny Walked The Earth - When We Need Her (Official Video)

Still real good.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 29, 2019 • 4:59:11pm

re: #61 Belafon

Networking question if there are any experts in that area. My Ubuntu machine, which I have had for about 3 years, is having some strange networking issues. The connection to non-local (ie, outside 192.168) is suddenly intermittent. It’s worked fine until recently. If I leave ing on, it will work for a bit, and then stop for a while, until it suddenly restarts. I’m getting about a 60% packet loss. A separate window pinging an local address seems to not be having any problems.

I’m not having issues with any other computer. This is a wired connection, but I swapped cables and even tested with another computer in that connection (it’s ethernet over powerline) and I’m not having any other problems. This just started in the last couple of days. Does anyone know of a way to troubleshoot this? I’m trying to see if I need to get another ethernet card to use rather than the one in the PC. I have tried a number of restarts and a few other suggestions.

This is implying router problems. You may need to swap computers, or powerline adapters, and use the configuration for a few days. If the problem comes from components heating up, then just swapping components will mask the problem.

I don’t know of a hardware component on a client machine that would do this, but I easily imagine routers overheating.

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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:11:49pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:13:14pm

re: #78 gocart mozart

Someone should ask Trump what he thinks of Italy banning certain political parties.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:15:55pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:20:49pm

re: #80 Dread Pirate

They bark about USMCA not being done but not a peep about all the House passed bills Mcconnell is holding up.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:21:43pm

Evening Lizardim from the wild north country as we brace for yet another snowpocalypse. Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and survived the dreaded Black Friday.

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Mattand  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:22:04pm

So the last MAGAt standing on my FB page posted a meme saying Mad Cow Nunes left the Dumb-o-crats speechless at the impeachment hearings.

I basically responded that, yeah, they were speechless because he kept repeating conspiracies theories that Fiona Hill said to his face weren’t true. I then may or may not have told her in quasi-diplomatic terms that the GOP have sold their souls to Trump sorely to keep power.

She then responded with a meme quoting noted liberal Democrat Alan Dershowitz (I shit you not) complaining on how Trump was being railroaded.

We now are at the juncture of the program were her and her brother are going full Magic Balance Fairy and describing themselves as freethinkers.

Should I have responded? Probably not.

Do I regeret it? Not really.

These fucking people, though. They are in their own goddamn reality. My partner on her FB feed had someone parrot the War on Thanksgiving horseshit.

If my MAGAt responds, I’m going to see if she’s wallowing in the QAnon shit hole. Hell, I may just provoke it now. I’m bored.

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Mattand  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:29:15pm

re: #83 Mattand

I’m particularly proud of this paragraph:

I think that’s what scares me the most about Republicans/conservatives these days. They’ve pretty much sold their souls to a crook who is the utter antithesis of everything they supposedly stand for, and whatever Constitutional and moral guidelines they believed in are way in the rear view mirror at this point.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:30:29pm

re: #83 Mattand

Trumpers have become very much like a spin-off Christian cult (think Armstrong, or even the JWs.)

That is why I now recommend that non-Trumpers use the deprogramming techniques that various people have developed over the years, when dealing with Trumpers.

In many ways Donald Trump is the end result of American evangelicalism, once the latter split into progressive and conservative camps. The “progressive” ones have dwindled in numbers, and so have the fundamentalists ones but not to the same extent.

So now the fundamentalists know they are in a minority (and that is why they scream about being allegedly persecuted.) This has fed their fears… and their fears led them to Trump.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:33:26pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:35:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:50:15pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 5:51:32pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:00:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:02:29pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:13:30pm

I also saw the Irishman yesterday. I agree with this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:15:31pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:20:18pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:31:50pm

Pig In The White House: Conservatives Rage At New Book Mocking Trump

Snowflake alert: Conservatives are raging because a new book, “If You Give a Pig the White House: A Parody,” dares to mock President Trump.

The book, released earlier this week, was written by Faye Kanouse and illustrated by Amy Zhing, and is described as “the adult parody of the beloved children’s cautionary tale, ‘If You Give a Pig a Pancake.’”

Most of the complaining Fox dupes seem to think this is an actual children’s book.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:34:31pm
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jaunte  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:36:06pm

re: #95 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Conservatives were quick to react to the new book on social media, with many calling for a boycott. For example, the popular Facebook page “Texas For Donald Trump 2020,” called for a boycott of Barnes and Noble if the book is not removed from the store:

Conservatives threatening not to buy books. File under “Who would notice?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:36:14pm

what a fucking moron

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:38:15pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

what a fucking moron

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How many people died in this incident? I haven’t heard of any.

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makeitstop  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:40:59pm

re: #99 Eventual Carrion

How many people died in this incident? I haven’t heard of any.

Three, including the assailant.

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:41:17pm

re: #99 Eventual Carrion

How many people died in this incident? I haven’t heard of any.

EDIT: Sorry! typed too soon

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wrenchwench  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:42:18pm

re: #97 jaunte

Conservatives threatening not to buy books. File under “Who would notice?”

That’s what I need, some files.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:42:50pm

re: #100 makeitstop

Three, including the assailant.

OK, I knew the attacker had but hadn’t heard of any of the victims dying.

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jaunte  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:43:26pm

re: #102 wrenchwench

The Who Would Notice file makes a merry winter blaze.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:46:11pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

There is zero evidence that he has donated any quarter’s salary. He has never provided the proof, so as far as I’m concerned it’s never happened.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:46:49pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:48:24pm

re: #92 gocart mozart

What always bothered me was that Scorcese won Best Director for “The Departed,” when it’s not even close to being as good as “Raging Bull,” Taxi Driver,” or “Goodfellas” which he never won for. That one felt like a “We owe ya one, Marty.”

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:52:38pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

The shiny circle behind him looks like beginning of a thought-bubble.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 29, 2019 • 6:55:50pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:01:28pm
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jaunte  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:01:31pm

Same.

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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:03:06pm

re: #111 jaunte

But it was all nice and warm and fluffy, right out of the dryer!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:03:15pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:04:25pm

re: #112 retired cynic

But it was all nice and warm and fluffy, right out of the dryer!

In great need of hair.

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jaunte  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:04:27pm

re: #112 retired cynic

The ear semaphore says “Thanks, Sarah”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:05:19pm
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retired cynic  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:08:24pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

No critter with whiskers that bushy is near death. The top photo, with the head cocked around the corner: so cute!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:08:56pm

re: #117 retired cynic

No critter with whiskers that bushy is near death. The top photo, with the head cocked around the corner: so cute!

Oh yes, he looks absolutely ready for mischief.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:12:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:13:20pm
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Jay C  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:14:05pm

re: #118 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh yes, he looks absolutely ready for mischief mayhem.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:15:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:17:19pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:19:11pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:34:51pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:37:11pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:48:52pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:49:10pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 7:55:38pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:05:48pm

Pretty sure Louis C.k. is working his way toward paid gigs on FOX Business becoming his only revenue stream

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:10:00pm

You have got to be kidding me. Absolutely unreal.

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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:32:06pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:40:04pm

re: #133 gocart mozart

[The physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin …]

Nice shave.

Nicely wrapped neck.

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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:45:33pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:46:53pm

I went skiing at Wolf Creek ski area today, just on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado. 43 inches of snow in 48 hours. Shit was bottomless.

It snowed *hard* the whole time I was there (there was almost a foot of snow on my car when I was done), and the wind was howling, full-on blizzard conditions. After about three hours of suffering bliss I finally went inside, and took a selfie.

Instagram

Wolf Creek. Wicked winter weather.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:47:25pm

re: #133 gocart mozart

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Heard that story, but as a medical inquiry-not a chatty friend. The questioner was looking for any kind of facial reaction. There was interest in determining how rapidly the blade killed. IIRC the result was inconclusive.

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:47:47pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:49:40pm

re: #138 Belafon

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Can’t spell “homoerotic” without “homeric”.

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:51:17pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

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Has the aura of Jerry Lewis’ ill-conceived Nazi Concentration Camp clown movie. Lesson: Just don’t even go there.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:52:55pm

Guilty pleasure achievement level ? VSOP brandy a proper brandy sifter and a lighter. Oh dear I may resemble a Mad men moment.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 29, 2019 • 8:54:53pm

re: #141 Rightwingconspirator

Guilty pleasure achievement level ?. VSOP brandy a proper brandy sifter and a lighter. Oh dear I may resemble a Mad men moment.

Do you get a lot of lumps in your brandy?

Enjoy.

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William Lewis  Nov 29, 2019 • 9:13:06pm

re: #141 Rightwingconspirator

Guilty pleasure achievement level ? VSOP brandy a proper brandy sifter and a lighter. Oh dear I may resemble a Mad men moment.

Did you get a chance to check out that concert video?

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Teukka  Nov 29, 2019 • 9:26:02pm

This popped up in my youtube feed. Mind. Blown.

DIY mass spectrometer measures potassium in dietary salt substitute

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 29, 2019 • 9:50:33pm

re: #143 William Lewis

Not yet because I want to set aside the undistracted time. Certainly this weekend.

Last night I watched The Irishman and loved every minute. 3 and a half hours is an immense ask of an audience, I get Charles’s point. Cut any of it and I would miss it but that’s me. In favor of the cut as is? Maybe this time nobody whines for a longer “Directors cut.” Thelma Schoomaker has edited every Scorsese movie since way back. Master of the art.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 29, 2019 • 9:58:52pm

First the MAGAT challenging Ilhan gets kicked off of Twitter. And now she has the same problems as Bullet Necklace Fool Katrina Pierson!

mavenroundtable.io

Danielle Stella, a self-described anti-crime Republican seeking to oust Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in the next election, was arrested on shoplifting charges earlier this year. Now, there is another warrant out for the 31-year-old teacher’s arrest after she skipped a court hearing in October.

According to City Pages, Stella was scheduled “to answer to charges that she had attempted to shoplift a few thousand dollars’ worth of stuff from an Edina Target,” but she failed to show up for her hearing last month and is apparently now a fugitive from justice.

After her shoplifting arrest, Stella claimed she had no memory of what took place in the store that day on account of her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “[She] says that normally she goes to Target with someone because of anxiety around people,” the complaint noted.

Writers at the blog Danielle Stella Exposed, which has been tracking the Republican candidate’s saga, said they attended the October hearing where Stella failed to show, indicating her attorney and psychiatrist also failed to appear.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:52:22am

re: #64 GlutenFreeJesus

This is why the GOP needs to be defeated into the ground. Not only are they cowards, they’re ok with his legislation. It’s only the way he acts that they disapprove of.

they secretly loathe themeselves, too

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:55:52am

re: #86 Dread Pirate

Oh, goody. Of course we taxpayers would be very happy to once again socialize any losses our dear billionaire captains incur.

Because “moral risk” has ceased to be a factor in our economic system

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:29:12am

i say a second term trump loses interest and pence ends up doing everything

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:52:33am

Jesus, Mulvaney is Bruce McCulloch’s Gavin character from Kids in the Hall

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:00:13am

re: #151 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i say a second term trump loses interest and pence ends up doing everything

or he falls into a semi-vegetative state and only shows up to give the occasional incoherent speech

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:03:45am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:31:24am

It seems the central part of the country is going to get quite cold the next few days… and lots of snow…

Accent - Let It Snow! (Christmas Jazz feat. Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band & Arturo Sandoval)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:35:04am

re: #155 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It seems the central part of the country is going to get quite cold the next few days… and lots of snow…

Get out le TITS now!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:55:07am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:56:20am
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Dave In Austin  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:06:29am

“Never bring a knife to a tusk fight…..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:13:29am

re: #159 Dave In Austin

“Never bring a knife to a tusk fight…..

RW boneheads going on about “if only the public had been armed” overlook the fact the assailant had nothing more than a knife in the first place…imagine if he’d had an assault rifle…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:36:30am

re: #159 Dave In Austin

Two Londoners, one armed with a fire extinguisher and the other with a narwhal tusk, take on a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge.

Wonder which Fleetwood Mac song they will use as a soundtrack…

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:41:58am

Time to go buy a frozen turkey on clearance. Fun fact: my father wouldn’t allow us to make turkey sammiches because he thought it was a waste of turkey.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:44:44am

re: #162 Shropshire Slasher

Time to go buy a frozen turkey on clearance. Fun fact: my father wouldn’t allow us to make turkey sammiches because he thought it was a waste of turkey.

open-face turkey sandwiches with leftover gravy were one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:54:30am

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In his defense he was feeding a family of five kids. My favorite is turkey sammich with mayo, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
I also never even heard of buffalo chicken wings until college.

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jeffreyw  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:44:31am

Damn! I was sure they would be open today.

Good morning!

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Jay C  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:54:06am

re: #157 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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WTF Romania?

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:56:42am

Fucking Amazon can take the money from my bank account within 2 hours of me making a fucking order, but need 3-5 days to put it back because of their fuck up. WTF.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:01:06am

re: #167 Eventual Carrion

If you can try to find out where their hub is. If you return an item to the hub you will get you money back faster. I returned a iPad case to their hub (in my case it was on the U of Penn campus) and I got my money back the next day.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:01:52am

re: #167 Eventual Carrion

Fucking Amazon can take the money from my bank account within 2 hours of me making a fucking order, but need 3-5 days to put it back because of their fuck up. WTF.

Same with Texas banksters. If you owe them money, the black magic of 21st century technology allows them to grab it instantly. If they owe you money, it’s suddenly 1890 again and you have to wait for the stagecoach to bring it in a strongbox.

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steve_davis  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:03:35am

re: #3 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If I ever break down and engage in Black Friday shopping, I will keep LGF in Mind…

If you have Amazon Prime, they’re doing 3 month half-off specials on a number of the Prime Video Channels, like Britbox, Smithsonian, Masterpiece, etc. I did go for the Britbox because they have a couple of the newer Antiques Roadshow UK series that I really like.

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sagehen  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:04:11am

re: #164 Shropshire Slasher

In his defense he was feeding a family of five kids. My favorite is turkey sammich with mayo, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
I also never even heard of buffalo chicken wings until college.

I’d heard of buffalo chicken wings, but I assumed from the name they must be enormous. Maybe there was a species called Buffalo Chicken. Imagine my distress to find they were tiny, and named for the city where they first became popular.

Waldorf salad was similarly disappointing.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:06:07am

re: #168 PhillyPretzel

If you can try to find out where their hub is. If you return an item to the hub you will get you money back faster. I returned a iPad case to their hub (in my case it was on the U of Penn campus) and I got my money back the next day.

This never even got delivered. Got email this morning that it was un-deliverable. Contacted support to inquire why. Was told it was out of stock (why didn’t they fucking know that when I ordered?) as the reason. 3-5 days for refund. Got it on sale so got fucked there also.

Edit: Fixed word to be correct

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:08:02am

re: #172 Eventual Carrion

I had the same thing happen to me with a Gift Card I ordered. It took them 3 days to return the money to my account. I understand.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:10:55am

re: #173 PhillyPretzel

I had the same thing happen to me with a Gift Card I ordered. It took them 3 days to return the money to my account. I understand.

Yeah, I’ll live. Not like I am broke like some others might be in this situation, but it still pisses me off. Mostly because of the price, saved $150.00 off retail price. Prob won’t see that deal again until next year and the wife can really use the new phone now.

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Jay C  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:14:44am

re: #167 Eventual Carrion

Fucking Amazon can take the money from my bank account within 2 hours of me making a fucking order, but need 3-5 days to put it back because of their fuck up. WTF.

Not just Amazon: it’s one of the less-fun aspects of the Age Of Electronic Finance: self-initiated payments can be processed virtually instantaneously, but as soon as a human has to get involved (like authorizing a refund), for some reason, payments back to you always get held up. I’m sure there’s *technical* explanation somewhere unrelated to the interest accruing on those (no doubt) billions of dollars of balances floating around daily….

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retired cynic  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:32:50am

re: #136 teleskiguy

You couldn’t PAY me to be outside in weather like that! I don’t know what is wrong or right with you so that you do that for love!

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:00:30am

re: #175 Jay C

Not just Amazon: it’s one of the less-fun aspects of the Age Of Electronic Finance: self-initiated payments can be processed virtually instantaneously, but as soon as a human has to get involved (like authorizing a refund), for some reason, payments back to you always get held up. I’m sure there’s *technical* explanation somewhere unrelated to the interest accruing on those (no doubt) billions of dollars of balances floating around daily….

I’m sure that when Amazon gets its own bank opened, this will take a lot less time.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:01:28am

re: #177 Belafon

I’m sure that when Amazon gets its own bank opened, this will take a lot less time.

And the refund will be in AmazoCoin?

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Jay C  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:03:52am

re: #176 retired cynic

You couldn’t PAY me to be outside in weather like that! I don’t know what is wrong or right with you so that you do that for love!

Obviously not a skier?? I’m sure Charlie will tell you that when it comes to skiing (weather notwithstanding), it’s virtually always “right”…

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retired cynic  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:06:01am

re: #179 Jay C

No, not a skier. Not an athlete, really. As Bilbo would say, “conkers”. But I can’t do that either.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:32:12am

re: #172 Eventual Carrion

This never even got delivered. Got email this morning that it was un-deliverable. Contacted support to inquire why. Was told it was out of stock (why didn’t they fucking know that when I ordered?) as the reason. 3-5 days for refund. Got it on sale so got fucked there also.

Edit: Fixed word to be correct

More than likely there was only a few left and a handful of people ordered it at the same time.

Had that happen to me a few times before too.

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mmmirele  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:44:02am

re: #109 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Reminds me of when my mother had the Thanksgiving turkey chilling in the sink. She’d walked off to have a cigarette or three and our cat, Fluffy, decided that cold raw turkey breast was an appropriate snack.

We ate Thanksgiving that year at a restaurant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:59:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:00:08am

re: #166 Jay C

WTF Romania?

lots of communal apartments, I guess…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:02:12am

re: #167 Eventual Carrion

Fucking Amazon can take the money from my bank account within 2 hours of me making a fucking order, but need 3-5 days to put it back because of their fuck up. WTF.

There is someone trying to pass a law that requires companies to make refunds as quickly and conveniently as it is to make payments.

I know that is the case with the German railways, where you can book tickets and pay for them within seconds, but it takes days/weeks to get a refund in the case of cancellation or delay.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:02:58am

re: #170 steve_davis

If you have Amazon Prime, they’re doing 3 month half-off specials on a number of the Prime Video Channels, like Britbox, Smithsonian, Masterpiece, etc. I did go for the Britbox because they have a couple of the newer Antiques Roadshow UK series that I really like.

I am still using the Amazon prime account from my ex GF. I will stay on it until she notices and changes the password…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:06:39am

The Harris campaign has embraced “she’s a cop!” and I think it’s a good strategy. A tough experienced cop is what we need to go after the Trump crime family and the whole rotten gang that is the current Republican party.

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:14:18am

re: #187 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Agreed. She should own it.

More on the pre obituary on Kamala from Al Giordano, who needles Bloomberg.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:15:57am

Trump marketed himself as the anti-politician, which allowed him to get away with things that no other politician could.

Now people are looking for the anti-dope

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:23:08am

Oh boy. Cue up the conspiracy mill. Plan on extra cooling water for its radiator.

dailymail.co.uk
A former Deutsche Bank executive who signed off on several controversial loans to Donald Trump killed himself in his Malibu home earlier this month.

Thomas Bowers, 55, hanged himself on November 19 at his beachside home. The banker was not working for Deutsche Bank at the time

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:26:13am

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Amazing. So much lost from our skilled past.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:28:40am

re: #182 mmmirele

Reminds me of when my mother had the Thanksgiving turkey chilling in the sink. She’d walked off to have a cigarette or three and our cat, Fluffy, decided that cold raw turkey breast was an appropriate snack.

We ate Thanksgiving that year at a restaurant.

BUMPUSES!!!!!

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:32:33am

re: #192 i(m)p(each)sos

My mom would still cook the turkey and feed us. She’d tell us the next Thanksgiving when the Manhattans kicked in.

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retired cynic  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:33:14am

re: #193 Shropshire Slasher

My mom would still cook the turkey and feed us. She’d tell us the next Thanksgiving when the Manhattans kicked in.

I would have cut off the chewed part, scrubbed it down, and cooked the sucker!

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:36:06am

One year for my birthday we had a german chocolate cake mauled by our german poodles. My grandma made it despite me not liking the coconut so when I came in to Liebshun on the floor chomping the carcass and Shatzi on top of the table cleaning up the frosting I burst out laughing as mom and grandma were screaming like all hell broke loose. It was a complete and total Poodlerama.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:40:12am

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What a treasure!

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:43:21am

I honored Black Turkey Soup Friday by roasting the carcass and gravy remants with some more onions to get color, then the stock. Once the bones were boiled off and meat picked, dropped in some mushrooms, green and yellow zuchs, onions. Once they sweated, adjusted with salt, pepper, truffle powder, herbes de provencale.

Do you think eggs and toast would go well with leftover roast turkey soup?

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:45:38am

re: #61 Belafon

Networking question if there are any experts in that area. My Ubuntu machine, which I have had for about 3 years, is having some strange networking issues. The connection to non-local (ie, outside 192.168) is suddenly intermittent. It’s worked fine until recently. If I leave ing on, it will work for a bit, and then stop for a while, until it suddenly restarts. I’m getting about a 60% packet loss. A separate window pinging an local address seems to not be having any problems.

I’m not having issues with any other computer. This is a wired connection, but I swapped cables and even tested with another computer in that connection (it’s ethernet over powerline) and I’m not having any other problems. This just started in the last couple of days. Does anyone know of a way to troubleshoot this? I’m trying to see if I need to get another ethernet card to use rather than the one in the PC. I have tried a number of restarts and a few other suggestions.

I finally figured out the problem, though I’m not sure why it just started failing. The domain name resolution was going haywire. I finally noticed that I could ping ip addresses all day, but names were messing up.

The file /etc/resolv.conf contains a single entry used for domain, set to 127.0.0.53. I guess whatever used to refer to that has now changed. I changed the list to add Googles servers, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. But that’s not as straightforward as you wold think, as just editing the file would get reset on reboot. The best solution was to follow this, in order to make changes permanent: tecmint.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:54:20am

Must be nice to be able to not give a shit about your company and take a six month vacation while still getting paid:

Billionaire Jack Dorsey, who has his hands full running Twitter and payments processor Square, spent the month of November in Africa visiting with entrepreneurs. Earlier this week, he announced plans to spend three to six months next year residing on the continent.

It isn’t immediately clear from the Tweet he wrote where Dorsey plans to live or what he plans to do. He did say he was sad to be going home and that “Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!).” He traveled to Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa during his visit.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:58:21am

Remember that Florida congressman last year that announced he supported an impeachment inquiry and then announced he was retiring the next day, which at least was better than the other way around? Here’s the story on what the GOP did to him: politico.com.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:01:35am

re: #199 Eclectic Cyborg

It isn’t immediately clear from the Tweet he wrote where Dorsey plans to live or what he plans to do. He did say he was sad to be going home and that “Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!).” He traveled to Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa during his visit.

Especially in light of the ridiculous overinflation of cash currency, Africa is ahead of much of the West in cashless transactions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:03:11am

re: #200 Belafon

Remember that Florida congressman last year that announced he supported an impeachment inquiry and then announced he was retiring the next day, which at least was better than the other way around? Here’s the story on what the GOP did to him: politico.com.

They have to make an example of anyone who might betray the Master

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mmmirele  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:06:32am

YouTube is rolling out changes that may affect the income of content creators. Basically, YT is trying to come into compliance with COPPA, the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act. The concern among some content creators is that YT might reclassify a video intended for adults as being for children, thus depriving the creator of personalized ad revenue.

searchenginejournal.com

This next article complains that some creators are misleading others about the impact of YT’s actions.

slate.com

I realized this was a thing when one of my favorite YT channels put up a video about how she definitely classifies everything as adult, as it’s satire, but YT reclassified one of her videos as for kids. And yes, MEPearlA is satire, but the channel owner is a wildlife rehabilitator in the Los Angeles area and she does feature possums in her videos.

Proper Possum Problem www.mepearl.com https://patreon.com/mepearl https://zazzle.com/mepearl

So she’s asking her viewers to come up with future titles for videos that would clearly indicate that her videos are not for kids. On most YT channels, the comments are not fit to read, but here, they are delightful.

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:14:51am

re: #197 BigPapa

[…]

Do you think eggs and toast would go well with leftover roast turkey soup?

On separate plates, yes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:19:34am

I finally learned how to make miso soup, and it is dead awesome and is going to become a breakfast staple (miso is just a sort of soybean paste) with bits of tofu, rice, green onion or cooked daikon radish.

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:21:57am

re: #204 wrenchwench

On separate plates, yes.

Same plates would be a mother and child reunion if they were turkey eggs.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:26:01am

re: #203 mmmirele

My youngest was talking about that, and a number of people are worried about a lot of animation being classified as for children even though a good portion of it isn’t.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:29:44am

Bobby Jones’ grave at Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:32:18am

Damn! Now they tell me…after we spent a lot of time stuffing the bird!

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:40:11am

re: #209 Joe Bacon 🌹

*Caution, eating directly from aerosol can may cause discomfort.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:43:31am

re: #209 Joe Bacon 🌹

Damn! Now they tell me…after we spent a lot of time stuffing the bird!

That was pulled from the market after the first year because ER rooms across America were overcrowded with stuffing-related incidents that the patients could simply not describe in any detail…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:47:17am

Another good thread from Teri Kanefield explaining what we can expect from the fascists as impeachment proceedings resume.

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:50:46am

re: #200 Belafon

This is the Banana Republican intellectual lynchpin that I hope they get called to task on.

Noting how Trump can be impetuous and indelicate, Hurd stresses nonetheless that every elected official’s threshold for impeachment will vary. “For me, impeachment is a clear violation of the law,” he says. “And I haven’t seen anything—yet—that looks like a clear violation of the law.”
This could prove to be Trump’s salvation. Even among those Republicans not predisposed to defending him, there is the silhouette of an emerging consensus: That the president’s dealings with Ukraine were foolish, unbecoming and unfortunate—but not impeachable.

First off, it’s not ‘for you’ Mr Senator. It’s per the Constitution, not per your feelings. Ya know, for the People, by the People. Most importantly, the Constitution specified ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It was purposely left open for interpretation for anything on the books or not. That specific language was ratifified in 1788: many laws didn’t exist yet. But here’s the rub:

Most people, including a majority of the House of Representatives, interpreted the phrase to refer not to literal crimes or misdemeanors but to any serious abuses of presidential power. This interpretation remains the dominant one 150 years later. In the words of Professor Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, the majority view is that a president can legally be impeached for “intentional, evil deeds” that “drastically subvert the Constitution and involve an unforgivable abuse of the presidency” — even if those deeds didn’t violate any criminal laws.

Hurd is full of shit. Trump can be impeached even with no laws broken. Now this is the kicker: Schiff as an attourney and knows this. Many of us grew impatient while Trump did things which quite clearly broke a law with no action. Once Ukraine in the Membrane is wrapped up nicely and sent off to Senate for John Roberts to manage the shitshow, what if the House draws up articles on all the other shit? Like a tsunami of Articles? The Banana Republicans have assumed victory on those, declaring victory enjoying seeing them in the rear view mirror. They’re still there and can be acted upon.

I could go on. But this is been in the back of my dome for a bit.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:07:01am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:07:23am

Hurd is just like every other goddamned RepubliKKKlan. The Party demands total obedience and requires every member to march in lockstep…OR ELSE…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:09:48am
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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:10:46am
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Citizen K  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:12:17am

re: #217 Belafon

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Sadly, most of those people did live through 2016….they just happened to take after the press and learned the exact wrong lessons from it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:13:42am

re: #217 Belafon

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The Corporate Controlled Conservative Press has made it clear they want 4 more years of Trump and they will continue to kiss Trump’s ass 24/7!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:15:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:15:55am
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Stanley Sea  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:22:27am

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I met him at a showing of his work in Palm Beach - 1980s. Very cool.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:22:59am

Coming to schools in Ohio thanks to the Radical Christians!

Alternative Math | Short Film

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Citizen K  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:31:27am

re: #219 Joe Bacon 🌹

The Corporate Controlled Conservative Press has made it clear they want 4 more years of Trump and they will continue to kiss Trump’s ass 24/7!

If it was just the press, it’d be one thing. But goddamned if I haven’t heard enough of the ‘SHE’S A COP, CRUCIFY HER!’ and demanding she be straight up primaried and kicked out now. The depth of animosity for her specifically is fucking amazing.

And I’m terrified just how much ratfucking we’re going to see next year to ensure Trump skates.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:44:43am
Politico: “He didn’t resign under fire for making sweetheart apartment deals with lobbyists, engaging in dodgy real estate development plans or racking up more than $1 million in taxpayer-funded flights. So by those standards, Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s tenure as a member of President Trump’s Cabinet could count as a relative success.”

It’s not “a success”

It’s merely getting away with it, i.e. not getting caught (yet)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:45:28am

re: #224 Citizen K

If it was just the press, it’d be one thing. But goddamned if I haven’t heard enough of the ‘SHE’S A COP, CRUCIFY HER!’ and demanding she be straight up primaried and kicked out now. The depth of animosity for her specifically is fucking amazing.

And I’m terrified just how much ratfucking we’re going to see next year to ensure Trump skates.

Absolutely! The media did their hit job on Kamala and now they’ve turned their guns on Elizabeth. And the Berniebots are too fucking dumb to realize that they’re being played by the Republicans AND Putin!

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mmmirele  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:55:03am

I know people are talking about “The Irishman” on Netflix, but I would like to recommend the documentary: “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator.” It’s unsettling, there are descriptions of sexual assault and there is no happy ending. But still good to watch.

Also, there was a discussion over the last few days online about making your kids hug their relatives. The Girl Scouts put out a meme saying, “Reminder: She doesn’t owe anyone a hug. Not even at the holidays.” Well, this particular asshat, who is familiar to me, posted this on Twitter in response:

Marcus is one of the patriarchs at the Apologia cult near my house. He’s getting his own special sign tomorrow: “Marcus: NOBODY owes you a hug. NOBODY.”

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Citizen K  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:55:25am

re: #226 Joe Bacon 🌹

Absolutely! The media did their hit job on Kamala and now they’ve turned their guns on Elizabeth. And the Berniebots are too fucking dumb to realize that they’re being played by the Republicans AND Putin!

I’m not sure many of them are even getting ‘played’. Many just seem to genuinely think that if they don’t get their way, then the system should burn down and as fast as possible.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:00:03am

Interesting interview of Lord Bertrand Russell done in 1952!

A Conversation with Bertrand Russell (1952)

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plansbandc  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:03:30am

Well, thanks to an asshole in my timeline I’ve watched someone die in a video again. Not happy about it.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:06:40am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:12:02am

re: #231 Dread Pirate

JFC.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:12:52am

re: #231 Dread Pirate

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The question I have—which one of these fools is the biggest asshole?

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Dread Pirate  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:20:38am

Sage advice.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:24:35am

re: #234 Dread Pirate

“I’m clearly another bullshit statement, the President falsely claims that (insert claim here).”

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:27:50am

re: #234 Dread Pirate

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Sage advice.

We need more news purporters.

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:29:14am

re: #235 GlutenFreeJesus

“I’m clearly another bullshit statement, the President falsely claims that (insert claim here).”

And some blunt speakers.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:35:14am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s amazing how hard he tries to be as scuzzy as Nugent and fakes having been a poor boy despite coming up wealthy.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:38:02am

re: #227 mmmirele

I know people are talking about “The Irishman” on Netflix, but I would like to recommend the documentary: “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator.” It’s unsettling, there are descriptions of sexual assault and there is no happy ending. But still good to watch.

Also, there was a discussion over the last few days online about making your kids hug their relatives. The Girl Scouts put out a meme saying, “Reminder: She doesn’t owe anyone a hug. Not even at the holidays.” Well, this particular asshat, who is familiar to me, posted this on Twitter in response:

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Marcus is one of the patriarchs at the Apologia cult near my house. He’s getting his own special sign tomorrow: “Marcus: NOBODY owes you a hug. NOBODY.”

I could almost be tempted to sign up for twitter just to say “Just because you mother was a child abuser doesn’t make it right.”

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A Mom Anon  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:41:05am

re: #238 William Lewis

I dated a guy for awhile who grew up in that same neighborhood as Bob (KR’s first name). Yeah, not a lot of worry about the next meal or crime (outside of white collar and domestic issues), or going without anything. I’m still friends with the guy, he ended up married to a special ed teacher and is a long distance truck driver. He hated growing up there. Hasn’t been back since he left.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:03:53pm

re: #235 GlutenFreeJesus

“I’m clearly another bullshit statement, the President falsely claims that (insert claim here).”

Sigh. “In”.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:24:48pm

re: #206 wrenchwench

Same plates would be a mother and child reunion if they were turkey eggs.

There’s a Japanese dish with chicken and egg over rice called oyako don that literally means “parent-child rice bowl.” It’s delicious.

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CleverToad  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:31:52pm

re: #136 teleskiguy

I went skiing at Wolf Creek ski area today, just on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado. 43 inches of snow in 48 hours. Shit was bottomless.

It snowed *hard* the whole time I was there (there was almost a foot of snow on my car when I was done), and the wind was howling, full-on blizzard conditions. After about three hours of suffering bliss I finally went inside, and took a selfie.

Double upding for the CW McCall link.
That’s one impressive snotcicle. You look like a happy camper. Frostbit, but happy!

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:52:15pm

re: #198 Belafon

I finally figured out the problem, though I’m not sure why it just started failing. The domain name resolution was going haywire. I finally noticed that I could ping ip addresses all day, but names were messing up.

The file /etc/resolv.conf contains a single entry used for domain, set to 127.0.0.53. I guess whatever used to refer to that has now changed. I changed the list to add Googles servers, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. But that’s not as straightforward as you wold think, as just editing the file would get reset on reboot. The best solution was to follow this, in order to make changes permanent: tecmint.com

Debian is going away from a static resolv.conf for DNS resolution, towards having to happen dynamically. I put the nameserver information in /etc/interfaces/ with the rest of the info (my machines are servers so static IPs).


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