Jacob Raagaard - Groovemeister (Weissenborn - Lap Steel Guitar)

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‘Groovemeister’ is an original tune composed by Jacob Raagaard off his record ‘Sundown Slide’.

Performed on his Style 3 Weissenborn built by luthier Richard Wilson.

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406 comments

1
Ace-o-aces  Apr 7, 2020 • 7:37:15pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2020 • 7:42:36pm

I’m kind of proud of this joke.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2020 • 7:43:56pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 7, 2020 • 7:48:45pm

re: #1 Ace-o-aces

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They really don’t want Trump to have any responsibility for this yet they were fine accusing Obama of murdering Ambassador Stevens.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 7, 2020 • 7:49:06pm

Lovely

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 7, 2020 • 7:49:49pm

re: #2 gocart mozart

I’m kind of proud of this joke.

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You should be.

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austin_blue  Apr 7, 2020 • 7:56:43pm

CL’d:

re: #159 makeitstop

John Prine didn’t make it. RIP

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Fuckity fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

John Prine - Angel From Montgomery (with lyrics) - HD

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austin_blue  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:00:20pm

By the way, if the sky is clear, go take a look at the moon tonight. It is spectacular.

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Chrysicat  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:01:37pm
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Ace-o-aces  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:03:34pm

re: #4 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They really don’t want Trump to have any responsibility for this yet they were fine accusing Obama of murdering Ambassador Stevens.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:05:36pm

re: #10 Ace-o-aces

And they also ignore W’s count. Funny, it’s almost as if something coloured their opinions. Too long for Twitter:

January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al Qaeda attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.

February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al Qaeda terrorists storm the diplomatic compound, killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.

December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.

March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers. (I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)

September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.

January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.

March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.

July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.

September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.

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austin_blue  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:06:07pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

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#1.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:07:01pm

CLed AGAIN! Charles do you just hate me? Or is my timing just that fucked?
Either way. Lizards have a good night.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Chrysicat  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:07:47pm

From just before two-threads-ago locked:

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:10:15pm

HIV and ID Observations
An ongoing dialogue on HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, all matters medical, and some not so medical. A Blog on the New England Journal of Medicine website.

Dear Nation — A Series of Apologies on COVID-19
(What I’m sincerely hoping we’ll be hearing in an upcoming press conference, and soon.)

Worth reading. It ends:

Mostly, I’m sorry for the lies, half-truths, impulsive attacks, and bullying I’ve been responsible for ever since this horrible pandemic spread around the world. At times I confess financial and market forces, along with politics, motivated my actions more than personal and public health. I deeply apologize for that.

Many, including myself, have said we’re at war right now. Indeed, some aspects of this struggle are similar to war, when all a nation’s resources must be mobilized against a common enemy.

But wars pit people against people, so the comparison doesn’t quite fit, especially in a time when human kindness and caring are so important. In the fight against this infection, it isn’t other people who are enemies — it’s the virus.

Let’s work together to fight it.

Thank you.

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makeitstop  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:11:17pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

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My wife and I go for #6.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:13:19pm

re: #15 retired cynic

(What I’m sincerely hoping we’ll be hearing in an upcoming press conference, and soon.)

LOL not a chance.

And if you read the comments in the NEJM opinion piece (which I understand is their first opinion piece ever), wingnut physicians are all over it claiming “not is not the time to be political,” “since when did NEJM become PC,” &c.

Wingnuts are treating it like the gun debate.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:14:11pm

NSFW, the guy is righteously pissed at curfew-breakers.

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Chrysicat  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:14:59pm

re: #1 Ace-o-aces

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Good Lord, these people.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:15:51pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:17:04pm
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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:23:37pm

Rough

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:26:31pm

Greg Abbott, the Dallas city council, and the County Judge in Collin county have all decided that the Dallas County Judge is going too far on his quarantine restrictions, so the city council unanimously voted to require him to get a majority of the council’s vote to add more restrictions to businesses, unless the state or city votes to, and to give them 3 hours notice on any other kinds of restrictions so they can meet.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:27:59pm
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austin_blue  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:28:39pm

re: #23 Belafon

Greg Abbott, the Dallas city council, and the County Judge in Collin county have all decided that the Dallas County Judge is going too far on his quarantine restrictions, so the city council unanimously voted to require him to get a majority of the council’s vote to add more restrictions to businesses, unless the state or city votes to, and to give them 3 hours notice on any other kinds of restrictions so they can meet.

And BOOM goes the dynamite in Dallas County and north Texas.

Dog help their souls.

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plansbandc  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:29:16pm
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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:30:35pm

re: #26 plansbandc

Hang in. It’s a big boat, and there are a bunch of us in there with you. Socially-distanced, of course!

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Dread Pirate  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:31:34pm

Texas saw Georgia and Louisiana pulling away from them and is determined to catch up.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:32:06pm

Rockwall county announced three more cases today, two in Fate and one in the city of Rockwall. That’s 15 total for the county. I think that makes Fate, a neighbor town about a quarter the size of Rockwall, have roughly the same number as Rockwall.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:35:04pm

Officials confirm 8 more cases of COVID-19 in Panhandle, 1 more in Goshen County (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Almost all are women. All are aged fifties or lower except for one man in his seventies in Scottsbluff who has recovered.

Five of those in Kimball are employees of Kimball Health Services. The first person identified there a couple weeks ago remains hospitalised, a man who travelled to Colorado and picked it up there.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:35:40pm

re: #28 Dread Pirate

Texas saw Georgia and Louisiana pulling away from them and is determined to catch up.

The Dallas county judge is a Democrat. Abbott and the Collin County one are Republicans. The city council members don’t identify their party, but they consist of some at large and some district members, and the mayor.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:38:46pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

#5.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:39:52pm

re: #24 Dread Pirate

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A Trumpster friend posted on FB that “COVID 19 is killing less people than projected by wide margin” and linked to a youtube video from Tucker Carlson

I refuse to watch it of course.

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plansbandc  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:41:10pm

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

That this is something to celebrate. It blows my mind.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:41:34pm

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

A Trumpster friend posted on FB that “COVID 19 is killing less people than projected by wide margin” and linked to a youtube video from Tucker Carlson

I refuse to watch it of course.

“Woohoo. People are dying, just not at a rate that makes me sad.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:41:50pm

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

A Trumpster friend posted on FB that “COVID 19 is killing less people than projected by wide margin” and linked to a youtube video from Tucker Carlson

I refuse to watch it of course.

At this point, if a person is a member of the Genocide Old Party, they are not your friend.

Your enemy is spreading propaganda.

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thecommodore  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:44:08pm
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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:44:20pm
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Renaissance_Man  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:46:41pm

re: #38 Belafon

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Not before you purge all the ones selected by the god emperor.

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thecommodore  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:47:48pm

This is great!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:48:21pm

Goshen County, Wyoming (bordering Scott’s Bluff, Banner, and Kimball Counties in Nebraska) is not releasing any contact tracing information on where people there might have been exposed.

Additionally, they are reducing their reporting to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Their count has climbed to 3.

Statewide, Wyoming has 210 cases.

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thecommodore  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:51:13pm

re: #38 Belafon

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If I were a bad person, I’d say something like, “I hope Trump gets coronavirus.” I won’t do that, because that would be wrong.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:52:02pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:54:06pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

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austin_blue  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:54:55pm

re: #26 plansbandc

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At this point, *noone* is thriving in this hellhole. We are living in Trumpworld, and it’s a complete bucket of piss and shit.

But, as Our Favorite President is always ready to tell us, it is just the *best* bucket of piss and shit we could possibly imagine!

I feel so much better that he cares for each and every one of us as we die of a preventable pandemic, which he had every opportunity to slow to a crawl, like Korea, and did absolutely nothing.

He is best The President Evah!

I keep crying over the people we have lost, and tonight it’s Prine, one of the great songwriters we’ve ever produced. Loved him since his first album in ‘72.

I’m for the rack. If there is a God, Trump should be struck down by a lightning bolt of virus. Since there isn’t, the fuckwit will have to be voted out in November, along with all of his fellow travelers.

Night all, sweet dreams. We’re at 12,621 deaths and this Easter Sunday is going to blow the roof off the house.

Thank you Xstians! Well Done!

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thecommodore  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:57:54pm

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

A Trumpster friend posted on FB that “COVID 19 is killing less people than projected by wide margin” and linked to a youtube video from Tucker Carlson

I refuse to watch it of course.

I watched it. Brit Fucking Hume is in it.

Brit Fucking Hume who has been retweeting a fucking SPY NOVELIST who has been questioning the veracity of the COVID-19 models that predicted more than 200,000 deaths.

These people are fucking EVIL! It’s one thing to sell your soul to the devil to make money, but now Brit Fucking Hume and Fucking Fox “News” will get people killed.

Fuck those fucking fucks!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 7, 2020 • 8:59:18pm

re: #42 thecommodore

If I were a bad person, I’d say something like, “I hope Trump gets coronavirus.” I won’t do that, because that would be wrong.

Satan won’t allow it.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:00:13pm

I was sharing the Stakeumms tweet thread with my kids and I found this one and died:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:00:40pm

This libertarian asshat can sit right where he is.

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli seeks prison release to research coronavirus treatment (USA Today, one hour ago)

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stpaulbear  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:04:05pm

The MN stay-in-place order expires this Friday and Governor Walz is going to be announcing tomorrow what changes he might make for the next round. It sounds like he’s going to make it less restrictive than it is now and that is a bit disconcerting to me here in the Twin Cities. He wants to make it less of a burden on businesses.

We’ve been doing everything right so far but I’m afraid of false optimism that we’ll continue to do well if people drop their guard. Going to the grocery store will continue to be scary for a long time.

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austin_blue  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:10:24pm

Gotta throw this in.

Saddest song I’ve ever heard.

John Prine - Hello In There

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:11:48pm

Sam Stone came home,
To the wife and family
After serving in the conflict overseas.
And the time that he served,
Had shattered all his nerves,
And left a little shrapnel in his knees.
But the morhpine eased the pain,
And the grass grew round his brain,
And gave him all the confidence he lacked,
With a purple heart and a monkey on his back.
There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes,
Jesus Christ died for nothin I suppose.
Little pitchers have big ears,
Don’t stop to count the years,
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios.
Sam Stone’s welcome home
Didn’t last too long.
He went to work when he’d spent his last dime
And soon he took to stealing
When he got that empty feeling
For a hundred dollar habit without overtime.
And the gold roared through his veins
Like a thousand railroad trains,
And eased his mind in the hours that he chose,
While the kids ran around wearin’ other peoples’ clothes…
There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes,
Jesus Christ died for nothin I suppose.
Little pitchers have big ears,
Don’t stop to count the years,
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios.
Sam Stone was alone
When he popped his last balloon,
Climbing walls while sitting in a chair.
Well, he played his last request,
While the room smelled just like death,
With an overdose hovering in the air.
But life had lost it’s fun,
There was nothing to be done,
But trade his house that he bought on the GI bill,
For a flag-draped casket on a local hero’s hill.
There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes,
Jesus Christ died for nothin I suppose.
Little pitchers have big ears,
Don’t stop to count the years,
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios.

John Prine - Sam Stone

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:15:24pm

The horror.

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sagehen  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:18:53pm

re: #44 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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I don’t want to be in the house with HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King. That’s a bad house. No thank you.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:20:50pm

re: #54 sagehen

I don’t want to be in the house with HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King. That’s a bad house. No thank you.

My house is Stephen Jay Could, Carl Sagan and Charles Darwin.

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Citizen K  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:23:46pm
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sagehen  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:27:12pm

re: #54 sagehen

I don’t want to be in the house with HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King. That’s a bad house. No thank you.

Not even if you add Mary Shelley and Lord Byron.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:27:32pm

re: #53 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The horror.

Not to mention the conservative douchecanoes responding.

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Chrysicat  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:29:25pm

re: #54 sagehen

I don’t want to be in the house with HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King. That’s a bad house. No thank you.

I’d hope Stephen King can’t be in any house yet!
The original prompt was for a quarantine house where the others were resurrected writers!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:34:05pm

Last of twenty-two tweets:

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uriel  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:36:39pm

Good thread. Anyone who says they won’t vote for *whoever* the eventual nominee is, really doesn’t care what happens to this country.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:38:31pm
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Citizen K  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:40:48pm

I normally love Oliver, but increasingly, he’s ascribing to the Dems a lot more functional power than they really have.

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:51:59pm
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jaunte  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:54:51pm
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jaunte  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:56:22pm

This is so fucked up.

AUSTIN, Texas — When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven treatment: the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

First, he needed to find a supply. But at a moment when President Donald Trump is heavily promoting the drug, Armstrong is no regular physician. He is a Republican National Committee member and GOP activist in Houston, and after calling Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Texas chairman of Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, Armstrong soon had enough doses to begin treating 27 infected residents of The Resort at Texas City.

abcnews.go.com

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Cheechako  Apr 7, 2020 • 9:58:15pm

The Alaska count 1700 4/07/20:

New cases - 22 (largest one day increase)
Total cases - 213
Recovered - 29
Dead - -

And the curve doesn’t look good:

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:07:33pm

re: #35 Belafon

“Woohoo. People are dying, just not at a rate that makes me sad.”

Remember, it’s the Democrats who are busy politicizing people dying simply to pull down Trump.
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:09:38pm

re: #67 Cheechako

Wyoming has more cases even though it has fewer people, and they are starting to suppress health information at the county and state level (can’t show the failure of conservatism).

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:13:16pm

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:14:33pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:17:03pm

CDC has calculated an R0 value of 5.7 for SARS-CoV-2. That’s pretty damn high.

wwwnc.cdc.gov

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:17:31pm

re: #71 Belafon

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:18:02pm

re: #66 jaunte

This is so fucked up.

And Armstrong’s obviously a “true believer”—

Armstrong said he sat for a previously scheduled interview with the Trump campaign for a series called “American Heroes.” Armstrong said the interview was conducted by Kayleigh McEnany

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:25:18pm

Can’t see the moon tonight. been cloudy and raining/thunderstorming on and off…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:31:45pm

I got to give Rick Wilson props for “Trump Media Human Centipede”!

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plansbandc  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:36:42pm

So the Q drug that Trump and his cronies are all in on? The one that Fox News loves, and Rudy loves?

My former libertarian friend thinks it’s a miracle drug and told me that it’s a generic so Trump and his people aren’t making money off it and that it is, in fact a miracle drug and it is going to make Trump a hero.

Former friend. No sports anymore, so I don’t need to put up with his repulsive politics.

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KGxvi  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:39:07pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

House 1 is the only right answer… Thompson and Wilde?

Thompson: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold

Wilde: it took that long, obviously they weren’t the good kind…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:44:17pm

The number of deaths today in Nebraska jumps to twelve, three women and one man, all elderly.

All deaths are on the east side of the state.

dhhs.ne.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 10:50:31pm

Our very own Joe Bacon appearing on Utah Outcasts (caution for coarse language, adult topics, &c)

Evangelicals Really Don’t Like Atheists Living Without Marriage (19:44)

They also really don’t like to mention that we have the lowest divorce rate when we are married.

Evangelicals Really Don’t Like Atheists Living Without Marriage

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:05:52pm

But the bigger question isn’t how long our shutdown will last; it’s what will follow it. In theory, lockdowns of the kind that are now in place in much of the country are designed to contain an outbreak before it gets out of control — this is why China instituted its shutdown in January. But even relatively modest spread of a disease requires more than simple lockdown; it requires an aggressive program to identify those infected, isolate them, and monitor those they may have come into contact with, to be sure those people aren’t themselves spreading the disease. This is the “test and trace” method of pandemic containment; among public-health experts, it is the ideal. But in the U.S., and indeed throughout Europe, as well, the pandemic has progressed much too far for this approach to work. And so — again, in theory — the current lockdowns could provide another opportunity, as well: buying the country time to ramp up a comprehensive testing regimen. We would shelter in place until such a program was ready to go, then reenter “normal” life through that portal of medical surveillance. This program would be a dramatic change to American life — obligatory temperature checks, intrusive testing, and mandatory isolation in quarantine camps for anyone who’d even come into contact with a positive case — but it is the fastest path out of our current predicament. Beyond Twitter, the periodic suggestion from Trump’s executive pals that we should “reopen” the economy, and a few op-ed pages sketching out vague pathways, there is no sign of any real plan to do it at any level of government.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:09:51pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

This program would be a dramatic change to American life — obligatory temperature checks, intrusive testing, and mandatory isolation in quarantine camps for anyone who’d even come into contact with a positive case — but it is the fastest path out of our current predicament.

Also a very convenient way to complete the transition to fascism.

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sagehen  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:14:45pm

re: #38 Belafon

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:24:03pm

Looking at the local county map of the COVID-19 cases where they have data by townships includes numbers of percentage of pop by township who have caught it.

Townships to the south of me have some of the highest percentages in the county.

And from driving through them often enough I know that they are not densely populated. It’s the home turf of multi-million dollar homes, estates, and people raising horses. Plus a few golf clubs.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:31:32pm

re: #84 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Yikes. Like the Black Plague, it’s the rich who spread it far and wide.

We don’t have a county Website with such data (partly because there are no detected cases in our county, party because our county hasn’t updated its page in years because why bother really if no one here can look at it).

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Chrysicat  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:34:00pm

And of course, now I’m going to reopen Asshat’s TL in order to see how far down I have to go to find proof that those “8s” are being used for “Hs”, and upon doing so, get a report to the modmins at Twitter.

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BigPapa  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:48:29pm

Fornication: four knees + vacation

Good fucking deal

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:53:58pm
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BigPapa  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:57:38pm
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Chrysicat  Apr 7, 2020 • 11:59:53pm

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:02:39am
European Union finance ministers failed to agree in all-night talks on more support for their coronavirus-hit economies and their chairman said on Wednesday morning he was suspending the discussions until Thursday.

reuters.com

Simply put, the argument is over debt mutualization. Germany and The Netherlands (in particular) are worried they’re gonna end up on the hook for the debts incurred fighting COVID-19 in countries like Spain and Italy (Italy is probably going to sink into an economic depression, and I’m sure Spain will take one hell of a beating, to put it mildly).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:08:15am

re: #22 Belafon

John Wayne toilet paper: it’s rough and tough and don’t take no shit off nobody!!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:11:06am

National Weather Service Cheyenne, Wyo.

Greetings! Wednesday, 8 April is Safe Place Selfie Day across the National Weather Service. The goal of this special day is for folks to find a safe space in your house/apartment in the event of severe weather. This space will be where you, your family (and pets) go during severe weather to stay safe. If you want, you can post your safe space on this post if you want to participate in Safe Place Selfie Day. Be thinking about your severe weather actions plan that you would use to keep you and your family (including your four legged members) safe. Ensure your family knows where this safe space is as well when severe weather threatens your area.

With area weather:
weather.gov

Snow’s a-comin’ (again).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:13:45am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡

National Weather Service Cheyenne, Wyo.

With area weather:
weather.gov

Snow’s a-comin’ (again).

Typical Deep Snow State Liberal Elitists: only worried about their “safe spaces”…

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:16:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:19:05am

re: #95 teleskiguy

Trump: Voting by mail is corrupt.

Reporter: But you do it.

Trump: SEE!

They are well aware that the lower the overall turnout, the better their chances. They will undertake nothing to change that

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:24:02am

re: #90 Chrysicat

Wholly crap there’s a lot of conspiracy theory in there (“Wuhan V2.0”, because it makes perfect sense to use a biological weapon on your own populace).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:26:59am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Wholly crap there’s a lot of conspiracy theory in there (“Wuhan V2.0”, because it makes perfect sense to use a biological weapon on your own populace).

Obviously done to promote the spread of 5G technology!!!11!tty!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:27:22am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Typical Deep Snow State Liberal Elitists: only worried about their “safe spaces”…

Our house really doesn’t have a safe space.

We tried to get a company which sells below-ground tornado shelters to put one in our yard.

These things cost thousands of dollars (extra if you want them wired for telephone and electricity).

Doesn’t matter; no one will come out here to put one in for us.

Fortunately our house withstood a couple tornadoes in the last couple years with relatively minor damage, but they keep hitting it and they’ll be digging us out from under the rubble.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:29:46am

I want to congratulate Wendell Zurkowitz on reaching 135,537 LGF karma points.

You may present them at the front desk for you reward from our esteemed host.

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:30:17am

re: #91 Dr Lizardo

reuters.com

Simply put, the argument is over debt mutualization. Germany and The Netherlands (in particular) are worried they’re gonna end up on the hook for the debts incurred fighting COVID-19 in countries like Spain and Italy (Italy is probably going to sink into an economic depression, and I’m sure Spain will take one hell of a beating, to put it mildly).

Oh, great. So not only are the “United” States no longer so to the point that “President Newsom” was trending somewhat-unironically, and not as far as I could tell to put him in Washington, but now the EU is going to be a failed state just as it was gearing up to be a standard-issue one with the big drag on that in Westminster having been relieved from it.

I hate this decade, whether it’s 8 months from ending or only 4 months old.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:34:36am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:42:52am

re: #101 Chrysicat

Oh, great. So not only are the “United” States no longer so to the point that “President Newsom” was trending somewhat-unironically, and not as far as I could tell to put him in Washington, but now the EU is going to be a failed state just as it was gearing up to be a standard-issue one with the big drag on that in Westminster having been relieved from it.

I hate this decade, whether it’s 8 months from ending or only 4 months old.

Sounds like there is a succession movement brewing…
//

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:46:43am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Our house really doesn’t have a safe space.

We tried to get a company which sells below-ground tornado shelters to put one in our yard.

These things cost thousands of dollars (extra if you want them wired for telephone and electricity).

Doesn’t matter; no one will come out here to put one in for us.

Fortunately our house withstood a couple tornadoes in the last couple years with relatively minor damage, but they keep hitting it and they’ll be digging us out from under the rubble.

You’re only somewhat worse off than us. We have a finished, walk-out basement, but there’s really no part of its underground portion that can be successfully sealed off from the parts with BIIIIG glass doors to the backyard, due in part to the soil being so expansive here that you’d likely have had to pour concrete down to bedrock, with a solid cofferdam surrounding it, to have a house that doesn’t settle more unevenly every month. Thankfully, while we’re theoretically on the plains, we really have more of a montane environment thanks to still being on the Palmer Divide foothills, even though we’re at least 20 miles east from where the Front Range hits the Colorado Piedmont (we’re actually over a thousand feet above Denver, and even with the notable climb from there to Parker Mainstreet, we’re still higher above Parker than the highest natural point in Florida is above sea level).

So tornadoes are slightly less common here than in either Denver or especially the Plains settlements, but if one ever does hit, we’re in real trouble because the vast majority of our glass faces west-southwest. Or IOW, will take a head-on hit from most tornadoes the region sees. Sheltering-in-place in this house really only works in snow, to an extent hail, and disease-outbreak conditions.

Plus we’re one of the few areas between at least here and Wichita that could conceivably have a crown fire, as there’s plenty of near-natural-growth ponderosa pine forest that the roads were cut through half a century ago when the place was platted. Basically, we’re like my sister’s place in Gypsum as far as survivibility goes, with the added hit that tornadoes are much less likely there (though I suppose theoretically the whole mountainside could come down on that town, while we’re basically at the apex of the hill we live on). Doomed-buddies!

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Dread Pirate  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:47:36am

President Newsom would be the absolute best karma bitchslap with Kimberly Guilfoyle stuck as Mrs. Donald Trump Jr.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:50:08am

Looks like Germanwings, a budget airline spinoff of Lufthansa, is out of business. Lufthansa is shutting it down.

(Translated from Czech):

Lufthansa announced on Tuesday that it will close its low-cost airline Germanwings. It expects the aviation sector will be crippled for years to come as result of the coronavirus crisis. Lufthansa has already reduced capacity at Munich and Frankfurt airports and is currently only operating forty machines.

In addition to the end of Germanwings, long-haul flights will be drastically reduced for their sister airline Eurowings.

“It will take months for global travel restrictions to be fully lifted and years for global demand for air travel to return to pre-crisis levels,” Lufthansa said.

idnes.cz

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:50:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 12:58:58am

re: #100 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I want to congratulate Wendell Zurkowitz on reaching 135,537 LGF karma points.

You may present them at the front desk for you reward from our esteemed host.

Thank you and yes, I live for those sort of little random milestones.

I need to point out that you are ahead of me and have not been on board nearly as long.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:01:20am

Germanwings was at the heart of a pay and benefits dispute with Lufthansa, they now have a convenient excuse to shut that down completely.

We live in a sheltered valley that rarely sees extreme weather except for flash flooding. The house has a cellar and a cave (literally) off the laundry room that would probably be the safest spot in the event of anything severe.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:09:17am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The “stream”* that develops between the apartment buildings here is in full run right now. A series of thunderstorms have been moving through since midnight and there are periodic very heavy rain squalls.

Flood threat in the last few places I’ve lived have been low due to being on relatively high ground relative the the streams. Or being 15 stories up when the Schuylkill River decided to overflow its banks now and then in Philadelphia.

Tornado threat is relatively minor here, but doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. Most likely to get damage from a wind or ice storm dropping trees/limbs on things.

* - Road to the east of me (and I expect the apartment buildings on the far side) all culvert under the road. And dump their water out there to run downhill from there. To eventually reach a stream on the far side of the complex across the parking lot and past a few more buildings.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:13:18am

re: #110 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The “stream”* that develops between the apartment buildings here is in full run right now. A series of thunderstorms have been moving through since midnight and there are periodic very heavy rain squalls.

We had a fallen tree block a culvert and flood out several houses down on the creek, to the point that they started to collapse and had to be torn down.

Rainstorms have been growing more local and intense, and if they hit the top of a valley, that can result in intense flash flooding.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:15:55am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:20:05am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We had a fallen tree block a culvert and flood out several houses down on the creek, to the point that they started to collapse and had to be torn down.

Rainstorms have been growing more local and intense, and if they hit the top of a valley, that can result in intense flash flooding.

A lot depends on the size of the drainage area for that stream in addition to how close the buildings/houses are to the stream and its flood plain.

Where I am I don’t think that large of an area is being drained - so a blockage would take a while to back up a lot of water, and also the terrain shape would get the water making its own detour fairly quickly. (Perhaps not so good for some places a little further down this stream, or further down at the run/creek this one flows into.)

There are places south of me in a narrower creek valley that are not very far above the creek level. Now a blockage or a serious rainfall in the drainage area would probably threaten them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:22:15am

A fallen tree blocked the culvert and even worse, the brush and debris blocked the railing of the bridge across it, turning it into a chest-deep dam that flooded a half-dozen houses and totally wrecked two of them to the point of being irreparable.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:25:54am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A fallen tree blocked the culvert and even worse, the brush and debris blocked the railing of the bridge across it, turning it into a chest-deep dam that flooded a half-dozen houses and totally wrecked two of them to the point of being irreparable.

Yep.

Periodic thing when I was growing up in northern New York state was one of the local rivers developing ice dams in the winter at one of the bridges across it right outside a village. So the flood plain there got a workout in the spring, initially upstream from the bridge and then downstream once the ice dam broke.

And people near that bridge still insisted on building stuff like above ground pools on the flood plain.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:48:45am

There was a nice old farmhouse right on the creek selling for only €95K (around $105K) which I was eyeing at one point - until it flooded four feet deep…

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:05:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:08:33am

re: #117 Ace-o-aces

We can guess what color that guy in Colorado was, right?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:18:21am

If you want your child to get a birthday card from our bi-, atheistic DSA state legislator, this is where you need to go.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:23:39am

re: #107 Chrysicat

I applied to “Do You Want to Be a Millionaire” when they had an advert in Mensa Bulletin.

They wanted a short history of your life and your education level. I got a message back which basically said “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:28:12am

Never heard of a farmers’ co-op or a worker-run company, I see.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:36:53am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We can guess what color that guy in Colorado was, right?

Brighton, Colorado, the seat of the Socialist People’s Republic of …

[checks notes]

Weld County, Colorado. Home of wingnut “constitutional sheriff” Sheriff Steve Reams.

Weld County, which exported their burgeoning coronavirus outbreak to our virus-free Wyobraska.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:44:16am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:50:03am

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 2:51:40am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹🏡

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Proof that tanner and hair bleach cause brain damage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 3:02:46am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Kayleigh McEnany: Obama rushed off to golf after Daniel Pearl was beheaded.

I thought Pearl was bombed

(by the Germans)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 3:10:04am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought Pearl was bombed

(by the Germans)

Thwack.

I just checked my wife’s and my registrations on the state Secretary of State Website, because Republicans in charge of voter registration have made me paranoid, considering how many Democratic registrations suddenly “disappear” before elections.

We’re good to go.

Upcoming Election Detail
Election
Election Name Primary Election 2020
Election Date 05/12/2020
Ballot Style(s) Spl 02.102

Polling Place
Name Direct Mail to Broadwater

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 3:14:23am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 3:18:45am
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Axolotl  Apr 8, 2020 • 3:44:20am

re: #16 makeitstop

My wife and I go for #6.

See you there.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 3:45:36am
As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on the secret reporting.

Concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), according to two officials familiar with the document’s contents.

The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images. It raised alarms because an out-of-control disease would pose a serious threat to U.S. forces in Asia — forces that depend on the NCMI’s work. And it paints a picture of an American government that could have ramped up mitigation and containment efforts far earlier to prepare for a crisis poised to come home.

“Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event,” one of the sources said of the NCMI’s report. “It was then briefed multiple times to” the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the White House.

abcnews.go.com

Alas - if only they’d put in a coloring book format so that Trump could understand it, maybe the US wouldn’t be in the mess it’s in.

Interestingly, this report is apparently from late November of last year - which means the NCMI seems to have had some pretty solid intel (SIGINT) as to how bad things were getting in Wuhan….while the local authorities in Wuhan were frantically trying to sweep it under the carpet.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 3:53:03am

re: #131 Dr Lizardo

Reload my #131 - rectified a booboo.

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:04:28am

re: #122 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Brighton, Colorado, the seat of the Socialist People’s Republic of …

[checks notes]

Weld County, Colorado. Home of wingnut “constitutional sheriff” Sheriff Steve Reams.

Weld County, which exported their burgeoning coronavirus outbreak to our virus-free Wyobraska.

That made me facefault for a second, because I was pretty sure there was no way Brighton would be the Weld County seat. Yes, there are seats in Colorado that aren’t the most populous town, but Greeley is near the centre of Weld County and it’s as large as Bend, Oregon. And at any rate, Brighton’s partly in Weld solely because of post-80s sprawl.

I know I shouldn’t be relying on Wikipedia for much, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t steering me wrong when it tells me Brighton is the Adams county seat. Which makes a lot more sense, even if there are definitely larger communities with a major Adams County portion (Thornton, Westminster and Aurora, specifically, but all three span an adjacent county and Aurora’s Adams-County portion really isn’t all that much there there so at least it makes sense not to give the seat to. And Commerce City’s about equal in population but doesn’t have much land not currently under industrial use).

I suppose it’s possible the arrest was in Weld, but Adams is a blue fortress and has been since the 60s, though working-class rather than executive in nature.
Still won’t doubt for a minute the arrested party was white, though, or Walsh wouldn’t have cared one bit. Besides, about the only PoC that far from Denver are of various Latinx ancestries. Black people don’t tend to go much further north than Thornton, and I’m not sure they even tend to be there (Brighton in particular actually has more First Nations people than Black ones—at 1.47 percent versus UNDER A PERCENT). Though it has gotten up to 40% Latinx, but that includes the white Mexican-Americans as well as the mestizo ones. They could also theoretically have been Asian (about the same percentage as First Nations), but I doubt Walsh would have shown any anger at “Chinese folk” being arrested anymore; I doubt the Right will ever let Asian people have their “model minority” status back, since they appear to be gearing up for actual pogroms against that demo now.

(This has been your “way more than you need to know about how lily-white the entire damn state of CO is, but then again it’s partly that way because the first stationary settlement in its entire territory was AFTER the Mexican War, and the few Southern 59ers rarely brought slaves” update for the day).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:08:43am

re: #133 Chrysicat

Sections of a lot of states are pretty much lily-white. Outside of the larger cities in New York and Pennsylvania you can look at the demographics for the various counties and they’re usually 90+% white and little of it is “Latino white”. It’s simply reflecting the settlement and employment patterns of these area as they developed.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:15:49am

re: #133 Chrysicat

(This has been your “way more than you need to know about how lily-white the entire damn state of CO is, but then again it’s partly that way because the first stationary settlement in its entire territory was AFTER the Mexican War, and the few Southern 59ers rarely brought slaves” update for the day).

Grandson1 is the only white, male, English speaker in his 3rd grade classroom (Aurora).
He’s doing fine, using the shutdown for Rosetta Stone Spanish catchup.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:17:29am

re: #133 Chrysicat

That made me facefault for a second, because I was pretty sure there was no way Brighton would be the Weld County seat. Yes, there are seats in Colorado that aren’t the most populous town, but Greeley is near the centre of Weld County and it’s as large as Bend, Oregon. And at any rate, Brighton’s partly in Weld solely because of post-80s sprawl.

I know I shouldn’t be relying on Wikipedia for much, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t steering me wrong when it tells me Brighton is the Adams county seat. Which makes a lot more sense, even if there are definitely larger communities with a major Adams County portion (Thornton, Westminster and Aurora, specifically, but all three span an adjacent county and Aurora’s Adams-County portion really isn’t all that much there there so at least it makes sense not to give the seat to. And Commerce City’s about equal in population but doesn’t have much land not currently under industrial use).

I suppose it’s possible the arrest was in Weld, but Adams is a blue fortress and has been since the 60s, though working-class rather than executive in nature.
Still won’t doubt for a minute the arrested party was white, though, or Walsh wouldn’t have cared one bit. Besides, about the only PoC that far from Denver are of various Latinx ancestries. Black people don’t tend to go much further north than Thornton, and I’m not sure they even tend to be there (Brighton in particular actually has more First Nations people than Black ones—at 1.47 percent versus UNDER A PERCENT). Though it has gotten up to 40% Latinx, but that includes the white Mexican-Americans as well as the mestizo ones. They could also theoretically have been Asian (about the same percentage as First Nations), but I doubt Walsh would have shown any anger at “Chinese folk” being arrested anymore; I doubt the Right will ever let Asian people have their “model minority” status back, since they appear to be gearing up for actual pogroms against that demo now.

(This has been your “way more than you need to know about how lily-white the entire damn state of CO is, but then again it’s partly that way because the first stationary settlement in its entire territory was AFTER the Mexican War, and the few Southern 59ers rarely brought slaves” update for the day).

I was being snarky. Greeley is the county seat, but Brighton’s sprawl goes into Weld County.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:32:01am

re: #136 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The arrest was made by the Brighton Police.

They have apologised.

kdvr.com

That said, the park in question is a thousand feet south of the Weld County line.

mapquest.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:48:59am

Damn.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:50:40am
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jeffreyw  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:52:49am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:56:02am

re: #138 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

President Trump says he’s finding out who needs ventilators by watching Sean Hannity’s TV show

he is not about to trust a bunch of Deep-State elitists over a buddy from his favorite TV network

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:56:29am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Socialism is the state ownership of the means of production. Authoritarianism is needed to achieve that. And that leads to the kind of things we’re talking about.

Uhm, no. That is fascism. Socialism does not require state ownership of anything. I

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:57:37am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 8, 2020 • 4:58:54am

re: #139 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Take immunology lessons from a cow farmer - die.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:06:08am

re: #143 Patricia Kayden

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:06:36am

Outstanding.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:09:15am

re: #146 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Outstanding.

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Ming5000  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:10:06am

cnn.com

Michigan rate of new infections is slowing down, the doubling days has gone from 3 to roughly over 5.

Soon we will need to discuss how to live after this 1st wave phase. After having tackled the 1st wave China found out that arrivals from outside China were a major source of new infection. So, they implemented a lot of measures including requiring quarantine in a facility that the quarantinee has to pay for.

What are we going to do in the US? If we don’t have a plan we will have an ongoing problem.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:10:21am

re: #138 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Damn.

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Typical.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:17:16am

For mirth, try this thread from Dr. Jennifer Gunter.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:25:52am

Move over, Gwyneth Paltrow:

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:28:14am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well, so much for Gwynnie’s next big Goop idea……

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:29:36am
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ericblair  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:37:26am

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹🏡

⚠️A study of 175 #COVID19 patients discharged from hospital in #China showed *30% had extremely low levels of antibodies* with NO antibodies detected in ~6%.

Low levels of antibodies could affect herd immunity and vaccine effectiveness.😳#coronavirus scmp.com

Unless they’re skipping key information here, this discussion would seem to be somewhat misleading. Assuming this is true, it doesn’t state that an antibody-producing vaccine won’t work. It would mean that “natural” herd immunity, with no vaccinated population, is less possible, but nobody now is using this as a viable strategy. The article states that the vaccines that use weakened/inert viruses to generate antibodies may not be effective, but most vaccines under development are not doing this.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:38:07am

re: #152 Dr Lizardo

Well, so much for Gwynnie’s next big Goop idea……

That company is promoting it on Twitter as well. They are also promoting ozone as a therapy for coronavirus.

The Twitterati here need to report them.

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Teukka  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:39:57am

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:40:43am

re: #155 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Steven Soderbergh is from the future and he was trying to warn us with his 2011 film Contagion.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:41:08am

off to bed … catch y’all later.

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:45:30am

re: #138 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Damn.

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Teukka  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:51:00am

re: #159 Chrysicat

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:52:50am

re: #159 Chrysicat

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Fucking Hannity.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 8, 2020 • 5:58:29am

re: #139 Anymouse 🌹🏡

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Fucking maddening that that terrorist POS isn’t in jail.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:00:47am

re: #148 Ming5000

cnn.com

Michigan rate of new infections is slowing down, the doubling days has gone from 3 to roughly over 5.

Soon we will need to discuss how to live after this 1st wave phase. After having tackled the 1st wave China found out that arrivals from outside China were a major source of new infection. So, they implemented a lot of measures including requiring quarantine in a facility that the quarantinee has to pay for.

What are we going to do in the US? If we don’t have a plan we will have an ongoing problem.

We are actually “lucky” in this regard…because we were so late to the party, most other countries will be well past the peak when we get up and running again.

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Ming5000  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:03:29am

re: #163 Mike Lamb

I worry about Georgia and South Carolina, for example. Or, our red counties up north.

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lizardofid  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:06:21am

re: #148 Ming5000

cnn.com

Michigan rate of new infections is slowing down, the doubling days has gone from 3 to roughly over 5.

Soon we will need to discuss how to live after this 1st wave phase. After having tackled the 1st wave China found out that arrivals from outside China were a major source of new infection. So, they implemented a lot of measures including requiring quarantine in a facility that the quarantinee has to pay for.

What are we going to do in the US? If we don’t have a plan we will have an ongoing problem.

Fast and reliable home administered antibody testing would sure help.

Oh, good morning everyone!

Edit: I misread your comment, sorry. I see now the point you’re making about international arrivals, and my comment is not really relevant. : (

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:11:51am

Germany has its rate of doubling up to 10 days or more.

But is also short on testing.

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Ming5000  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:15:21am

Michigan data show north of 6 days for doubling. I grab the daily reports and chart it. The data is not 100% accurate since I some days are not updated, like on weekends. Anyway, overall, the trend is looking better.
I long fight ahead.

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ericblair  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:20:11am

The article mentions the assumption that there is “natural social distancing in the countryside”, which seems to be bullshit if you think about it for more than a few seconds. It’s not like everyone is out standing in the cornfields a quarter of a mile apart from everyone else. People congregate in homes and stores and work like they do in urban areas, except these places are usually a substantial car drive apart from each other.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:20:15am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:23:01am

re: #169 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Cannibalism is very pervasive in stressed colonies

Jeez, another story about the goings-on in the White House?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:24:12am

re: #168 ericblair

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The article mentions the assumption that there is “natural social distancing in the countryside”, which seems to be bullshit if you think about it for more than a few seconds. It’s not like everyone is out standing in the cornfields a quarter of a mile apart from everyone else. People congregate in homes and stores and work like they do in urban areas, except these places are usually a substantial car drive apart from each other.

And they all go to church on Sunday…

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:27:27am

re: #171 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And they all go to church on Sunday…

And HS sports weekly. And 100,000 seat racetracks and stadiums. And CW music fests.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:28:58am

re: #172 Decatur Deb

And HS sports weekly. And 100,000 seat racetracks and stadiums. And CW music fests.

At least those are canceled. I wonder just how many churches are still having in person services?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:30:14am

re: #173 NO SMOCKING GUN!

At least those are canceled. I wonder just how many churches are still having in person services?

How many states (14?) granted exemptions to churches as “essential services”?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:30:22am

Trump’s modest rally around the flag bump appears to be fading. One poll says 55% are critical of the federal response to the pandemic. projects.fivethirtyeight.com

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:30:27am

re: #173 NO SMOCKING GUN!

At least those are canceled. I wonder just how many churches are still having in person services?

None around here (Lower Alabama).

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:30:54am

re: #174 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How many states (14?) granted exemptions to churches as “essential services”?

Idiots.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:32:05am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

None around here (Lower Alabama).

That’s a good sign. I know of a couple in Kentucky still conducting in person services.

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steve_davis  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:32:57am

re: #44 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Lovecraft was actually a really nice guy in his letters, but he had, reportedly, a pretty affected northeast WASP personality that drove people like Hart Crane nuts.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:36:07am

One good thing about all these quarantines and lockdowns worldwide is the better air quality. For instance, the skies over L.A. are about as close to crystal clear as I’ve seen and at last, we can really get a good look at that giant spaceship parked over Johannesburg.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:36:11am

Talladega AL, population 15,426:

Talladega Speedway in Better Times
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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:40:30am

re: #178 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That’s a good sign. I know of a couple in Kentucky still conducting in person services.

One or two of our tiny Protestant pastors might try, but no one is making a point of it. Our county, about 120,000 pop, has 150 or more churches.

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John Hughes  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:48:05am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🏡

It’s 2020. Who has sheets FFS. Doesn’t everybody normal sleep under a duvet? (*)

God, I remember the sense of luxury when we got our first duvets back in 1974, not having to sleep with “sheets” and “blankets” and freeze to death or be crushed under the weight of the blankets.

(* Ok, I sleep under a sheet when I’m in my house in Abidjan, but there’s no nonsense about B&D tucking in there).

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:48:31am

re: #107 Chrysicat

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Well, apparently, that one’s really going to go viral rather than topping out.

Or at least this guy thinks so:

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Teukka  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:50:55am
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SteelPH  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:52:54am

re: #185 Teukka

#DailyCoronaPSA

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What about virtually?
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sagehen  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:57:04am

re: #180 Dr Lizardo

One good thing about all these quarantines and lockdowns worldwide is the better air quality. For instance, the skies over L.A. are about as close to crystal clear as I’ve seen and at last, we can really get a good look at that giant spaceship parked over Johannesburg.

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is that screencap from District 9?

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:58:07am

re: #187 sagehen

is that screencap from District 9?

Yep.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 6:59:53am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:00:31am

What the actual fucking fuck is happening in this country?

On Tuesday, President Trump hosted a call with business leaders to discuss efforts to provide financial relief to small businesses. During that call, he made an astounding claim: that his daughter Ivanka personally created 15 million jobs,” Vox reports.

“To put this claim in perspective, as of January — before the coronavirus pandemic caused the US economy to start hemorrhaging jobs — about 152 million people in the United States were employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So Trump is claiming that his daughter created about 10 percent of all the jobs in the United States

Not just “new” jobs.
*All* jobs

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:02:15am

re: #187 sagehen

is that screencap from District 9?

Yep. A bit of needed levity.

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steve_davis  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:07:03am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡

This libertarian asshat can sit right where he is.

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli seeks prison release to research coronavirus treatment (USA Today, one hour ago)

re: #169 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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we’ll be there in another six months.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:07:46am

re: #190 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

His dementia is intensifying. His tenuous grasp on reality has now completely slipped away.

It won’t be much longer now until he’s simply not functional. I say by August or early September of this year.

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SteelPH  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:13:13am

re: #193 Dr Lizardo

His dementia is intensifying. His tenuous grasp on reality has now completely slipped away.

It won’t be much longer now until he’s simply not functional. I say by August or early September of this year.

They could just run a puppet with a soundboard and nothing would change.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:13:31am

re: #190 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

What the actual fucking fuck is happening in this country?

On Tuesday, President Trump hosted a call with business leaders to discuss efforts to provide financial relief to small businesses. During that call, he made an astounding claim: that his daughter Ivanka personally created 15 million jobs,” Vox reports.

Not just “new” jobs.
*All* jobs

and nobody called him out on it to his face, I assume

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:18:00am

Nothing to see here; just Trump taking CO off his enemies list because he thinks that between it being full of Bernouts and Gardner’s naked sycophancy, he can win it. Considering the new defection rate for Berners and the fact that Trump might be willing to try to paint this as “a race between rapists”, I hope he’s not right on a Presidential level; on a Senatorial one, the #GovernmentOfPutin would have been better off sabotaging his nomination this spring. Unfortunately, even the primary isn’t until the end of July.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:22:41am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡

That is Joe Bacon? I’ve seen him in several Utah Outcasts videos. How cool!! We have a celebrity in our midst.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:28:21am

CNN rapidly running out of fucks to give with Trump.

Chaos rocks Trump White House on Virus’ most tragic day

The chaos and confusion rocking President Donald Trump’s administration on the most tragic day yet of the coronavirus pandemic was exceptional even by his own standards.

Trump set out Tuesday to cement his image of a wartime leader facing down an “invisible enemy” at a dark moment as the country waits for the virus to peak and with the economy languishing in suspended animation.

“What we have is a plague, and we’re seeing light at the end of the tunnel,” the President said, on a day when a record number of Americans succumbed to the wicked respiratory disease.

But instead of putting minds at rest, Trump’s wild performance instead put on a display many of the personal and political habits that have defined his tumultuous presidency. It was a troubling spectacle coming at such a wrenching chapter of national life, the kind of moment when Presidents are called to provide consistent, level leadership.

[…]

To begin with, Trump sparked concern that he will prevent oversight of the
He also announced he was placing a “very powerful hold” on funding for the World Health Organization, even though it correctly identified the scale of the virus and he didn’t. Then moments later, he insisted he did no such thing.

Adding to the sense of farce, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham was moved out, without ever having given a briefing, on yet another day of staff turmoil. CNN’s KFile reported Tuesday that her replacement, Kayleigh McEnany, recently said that thanks to the President, “we will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here.”

[…]

To top off a disorientating day in the West Wing, the President presided over an unchained news conference in which among other topics, he lashed out at mail-in voting, making claims about fraud that don’t square with the facts, even though he recently cast such a ballot himself. The comment followed extraordinary scenes in Wisconsin, after Republicans blocked the Badger State’s Democratic governor from delaying the state’s primary over concern that voters could infect one another with the novel coronavirus.

Trump’s daily jousts with the media recreate the adversarial dynamic of his 2016 campaign and much of his earlier presidency and invite his supporters to adopt his narrative of events rather than fact-based critiques of his conduct. This has been a successful device in the past to cement the anti-establishment President with his followers.

But a new CNN/SSRS poll Wednesday finds increasing overall concern about Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis following an initial spike in his ratings in recent weeks.

A majority of Americans — 55% — now say the federal government has done a poor job preventing the spread of the disease in the United States, up eight points in about a week. And 52% say they disapprove of the way Trump is handling the outbreak. As usual, assessments of Trump break on partisan lines. Some 80% of Republicans say the federal government has done a good job, and Trump’s approval rating is steady at 44%.

His incompetence is literally killing America day by day.

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:30:09am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:31:21am

Damn. Read this.

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Jay C  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:32:08am

re: #179 steve_davis

Lovecraft was actually a really nice guy in his letters, but he had, reportedly, a pretty affected northeast WASP personality that drove people like Hart Crane nuts.

But from all I’ve ever read about HPL, that “northeast WASP personality” wasn’t “affected”, but genuine: and steeped in all the racism and general prejudice prevalent at that time and place. Lovecraft definitely was one of those writers whose came across better on the printed page than in person. (Or written page, Wiki says he wrote over 100,000 letters in his lifetime)….

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:33:46am

re: #183 John Hughes

It’s 2020. Who has sheets FFS. Doesn’t everybody normal sleep under a duvet? (*)

God, I remember the sense of luxury when we got our first duvets back in 1974, not having to sleep with “sheets” and “blankets” and freeze to death or be crushed under the weight of the blankets.

(* Ok, I sleep under a sheet when I’m in my house in Abidjan, but there’s no nonsense about B&D tucking in there).

There are people who don’t tuck their sheets? How do they keep from getting all tied up in sheets in the middle of the night and having to houdini out of them?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:34:30am

re: #194 SteelPH

They could just run a puppet with a soundboard and nothing would change.

I’d rather have HedonismBot in charge rather than TrumpBot5000.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:38:02am

re: #202 Barefoot Grin

There are people who don’t tuck their sheets? How do they keep from getting all tied up in sheets in the middle of the night and having to houdini out of them?

The thought of having to do a full bed makeup every day? Nope.

My bed isn’t just tucked but the tuck is reinforced with multiple tucked blankets. That shit ain’t coming out without human intervention.

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sagehen  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:41:52am

re: #198 Eclectic Cyborg

CNN rapidly running out of fucks to give with Trump.

Chaos rocks Trump White House on Virus’ most tragic day

Call it the Cuomo effect.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:42:03am

re: #202 Barefoot Grin

There are people who don’t tuck their sheets? How do they keep from getting all tied up in sheets in the middle of the night and having to houdini out of them?

Cats. They weigh down the edges and prevent them from coming underneath you to tangle you up.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:43:44am

re: #204 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The thought of having to do a full bed makeup every day? Nope.

My bed isn’t just tucked but the tuck is reinforced with multiple tucked blankets. That shit ain’t coming out without human intervention.

Ha ha!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:50:23am

One sheet, one duvet. Sheet is tucked.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:50:40am

The new issue with the Right is that the Kennedy center has received $25M in stimulus funding and just announced more layoffs.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:51:17am

re: #202 Barefoot Grin

There are people who don’t tuck their sheets? How do they keep from getting all tied up in sheets in the middle of the night and having to houdini out of them?

This is going to be another pineapple pizza thing, isn’t it?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:52:04am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

This is going to be another pineapple pizza thing, isn’t it?

Germans are into duvets with covers. Have slept under nothing else since coming here.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:52:27am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

This is going to be another pineapple pizza thing, isn’t it?

Kinda looks like it. I’ve thrown down.

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:52:57am

Saw late that John Prine passed. He had some health issues and was back touring before the shutdown. Then the virus got him.
He was a gentle voice that spoke gentle words that carried great weight.
John wrote so many songs that many contribute to the singer who sang them.
I have my favorites, but John and Bonnie Raitt go back years. Bonnie is also a fantastic talent.

Bonnie Raitt & John Prine “Angel From Montgomery” | ACL Presents: Americana 18th Annual Honors

Fuck Trump, fuck thr GOP and fuck each and every bastard that voted GOP.
Fuck them all.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:54:23am

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germans are into duvets with covers. Have slept under nothing else since coming here.

We use a duvet, in a washable cover, over a top sheet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:56:38am

re: #214 Decatur Deb

We use a duvet, in a washable cover, over a top sheet.

jawohl.

in summer I sleep under linen bedsheets

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:57:26am

re: #202 Barefoot Grin

There are people who don’t tuck their sheets? How do they keep from getting all tied up in sheets in the middle of the night and having to houdini out of them?

Fitted bottom sheet & a comforter or two over it. Don’t need a top sheet.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 8, 2020 • 7:59:39am

re: #140 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

And the same to you!

A pelican in a tree
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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:00:11am

With two people and radically varying metabolisms it’s going to be a sleep adventure at any rate.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:01:22am
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill beef, poultry and pork.

“We’re headed for a train wreck in terms of the CO2 market,” said Geoff Cooper, president of the Renewable Fuels Association industry group. The RFA said 29 of the 45 U.S. ethanol plants that sell carbon dioxide, or CO2, have idled or cut rates. The U.S. ethanol sector is the top supplier of commercial carbon dioxide to the food industry, accounting for around 40% of the market, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

That has put the U.S. meat industry on high-alert. It uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant and preservative for meat, and also uses the gas to stun animals before slaughter.

The CO2 crunch is the latest supply chain disruption threatening the food industry as it struggles to keep workers on the job during the coronavirus outbreak while meeting rising demand at grocery stores.

reuters.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:03:21am

re: #219 Belafon

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill beef, poultry and pork.

again, a responsible and proactive leader would appoint an expert commission to present recommendations on this, instead, he is going to wait until he hears Fox news going on about “how can there be a CO2 shortage when liberals complain about greenhouse gases?”

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:03:59am

The Gecko auto insurance people have just kicked back about $150 for reduced driving during the lockdown. Credit applies to next renewal.

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John Hughes  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:04:58am

re: #198 Eclectic Cyborg

He also announced he was placing a “very powerful hold” on funding for the World Health Organization, even though it correctly identified the scale of the virus and he didn’t. Then moments later, he insisted he did no such thing.

By the way, I mentioned this before but the thread died.

The annual budget of the WHO is around 2 billion dollars.

The annual contribution of the US is about 58 million dollars.

How is this possible? It turns out that only about 20% of the WHO budget is funded from the member states. The rest comes from various miscellaneous sources. It’s very hard to get a sane breakdown of the numbers but it is entirely possible that the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pays a larger part of the WHO budget than the United States does.

Trump — an impotent person making impotent threats.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:05:04am

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germans are into duvets with covers. Have slept under nothing else since coming here.

Same as here in Czech Republic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:06:00am

re: #223 Dr Lizardo

Same as here in Czech Republic.

and separate his/her duvets so no fighting over the blanket in bed.

(I have a double duvet from the UK)

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:08:07am

Off topic nostalgia shot: 1914 Ames (now Iowa State University) frat boys.

Found while cleaning up, wife’s grandfather is third row from bottom, far right.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:08:24am

re: #221 Decatur Deb

The Gecko auto insurance people have just kicked back about $150 for reduced driving during the lockdown. Credit applies to next renewal.

Allstate is giving a 15% cut on driving insurance.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:09:43am

re: #226 Belafon

Allstate is giving a 15% cut on driving insurance.

Accidents must be measurably down.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:12:29am

re: #227 Decatur Deb

Accidents must be measurably down.

I have not moved my car since March 18th.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:18:55am

re: #226 Belafon

Allstate is giving a 15% cut on driving insurance.

There’s a least one or two other insurers doing the same I believe. Unfortunately, mine is not one of them.

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John Hughes  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:19:43am

re: #214 Decatur Deb

We use a duvet, in a washable cover, over a top sheet.

What’s the sheet for?

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:20:22am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have not moved my car since March 18th.

I wish.

This is the US however and as you remember everything is far away and there is no such thing as usable public transportation. So I drive to and from work each night and if I want something to do outside of the house even now I have to drive somewhere.

Decent public transportation in the trains/buses of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (they changed their name didn’t they?) is one of the things I miss the most from my times in Germany.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:20:36am

re: #221 Decatur Deb

The Gecko auto insurance people have just kicked back about $150 for reduced driving during the lockdown. Credit applies to next renewal.

There was a story about that a few days ago. Other auto insurance companies are doing the same.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:22:25am

re: #218 Decatur Deb

With two people and radically varying metabolisms it’s going to be a sleep adventure at any rate.

I remember hearing of the epic battles between my parents when my mom went through menopause. That’s right around the corner for us.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:24:00am

re: #231 William Lewis

I wish.

This is the US however and as you remember everything is far away and there is no such thing as usable public transportation. So I drive to and from work each night and if I want something to do outside of the house even now I have to drive somewhere.

Decent public transportation in the trains/buses of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (they changed their name didn’t they?) is one of the things I miss the most from my times in Germany.

I am fortunate to live in a village with a little bakery/shop that sells eggs, milk, cheese and other essentials, and a produce truck that comes by on Saturdays.

I walk the 4 miles to the nearest supermarket once a week or so to get the handful of things I cannot find here (peanut M&Ms, canned tuna, etc.) and then hop the Deutsche Bahn (actually the Regionalbahn) for the one stop back. Nobody is checking tickets and the wagons are generally pretty empty.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:25:38am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:25:38am

Bernie is suspending his campaign.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:26:56am

It’s over for now: Bernie drops out

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:27:21am

re: #236 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Bernie is suspending his campaign.

Time to sit down and write a 45-page screed about how the DNC has killed Democracy…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:29:28am

Glad Bernie is out.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:29:32am

Today and the rest of the week will be a insufferable nonstop flow of the BooBernidian.

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bratwurst  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:30:16am

Friends, Bernie should have done this a few weeks ago, but let’s give him his due for (possibly) learning from his mistake of 4 years ago.

In my view, this means not shitting on his rabid fans today.

Now, of course there are many (!) among this rabid fanbase who do not deserve considerate behavior. I am asking all of us to give it to them anyway.

Honestly, if you can’t see the wisdom in this you are not a whole lot better than the David Sirota’s of the world. I don’t follow him on Twitter. If I see you acting like him, I won’t follow you either.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:30:20am

I felt a disturbance in the Farce, as if dozens of Berners cried out…and nobody gave a shite.

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John Hughes  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:30:45am

re: #222 John Hughes

Oh, yeah, the WHO are so transparent that you can find the invoice online.

https://www.who.int/about/finances-accountability/funding/revised-2019-invoice/usa_en.pdf?ua=1

Prompt payment by Member States is essential in order to ensure that the necessary financial resources are available for the implementation of the Programme Budget. We should therefore be grateful to your Government for the payment of this contribution at your earliest convenience to the following bank accounts:
in US dollars to
World Health Organization
IBAN CH31 0024 0240 C016 9920 3I
UBS Switzerland AG
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
SWIFT UBSWCHZH80A

As of 31 Jan 2020 the US’s unpaid bill stood at 99,168,375 USD.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:31:10am

re: #242 Targetpractice

I felt a disturbance in the Farce, as if dozens of Berners cried out…and nobody gave a shite.

Now the Troll Farms can switch over to posting about Biden the Rapist and his corrupt son…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:31:32am

re: #221 Decatur Deb

The Gecko auto insurance people have just kicked back about $150 for reduced driving during the lockdown. Credit applies to next renewal.

USAA is return $520 million to its patrons.

Every member with an auto insurance policy in effect as of March 31, 2020, will receive a 20% credit on two months of premiums

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:33:46am

re: #189 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I love them. One of my very favorite creatures. I think that little water beast was trying to teach the silly human.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:33:54am

Gosh I’m waiting for Shaun King and Shrewsan Sarandon to chime in on how the DNC rigged the nomination for Biden…and they’ll vote Green again…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:34:27am

Bernie did the right thing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:36:14am

re: #248 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Bernie did the right thing.

Partial credit. He should have done this two or three weeks ago.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:36:28am

re: #236 NO SMOCKING GUN!

re: #237 Hecuba’s daughter

Good. He should have dropped out a long time ago.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:36:47am

re: #249 Eclectic Cyborg

Partial credit. He should have done this two or three weeks ago.

Agreed

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:38:13am

Okay, so apparently my car insurer is going to make a decision by Friday. I guess we’ll see what happens.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:38:47am

Considering how corrupted Wisconsin has become I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bernie winning when those crooks release the figures on Monday…

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Charmingly Persistent  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:40:53am

re: #241 bratwurst

Friends, Bernie should have done this a few weeks ago, but let’s give him his due for (possibly) learning from his mistake of 4 years ago.

In my view, this means not shitting on his rabid fans today.

Now, of course there are many (!) among this rabid fanbase who do not deserve considerate behavior. I am asking all of us to give it to them anyway.

Agreed. I was really sad when Kamala dropped out and still remember people being snide about it - let people grieve.

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:42:15am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:43:32am

re: #254 Charmingly Persistent

Agreed. I was really sad when Kamala dropped out and still remember people being snide about it - let people grieve.

Yeah I’m not gonna rub it in. I really liked Kamala, Booker, and the two Texans. I did vote for Biden happily but I think Harris would make a great potus.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:44:04am

re: #241 bratwurst

Friends, Bernie should have done this a few weeks ago, but let’s give him his due for (possibly) learning from his mistake of 4 years ago.

In my view, this means not shitting on his rabid fans today.

Now, of course there are many (!) among this rabid fanbase who do not deserve considerate behavior. I am asking all of us to give it to them anyway.

Honestly, if you can’t see the wisdom in this you are not a whole lot better than the David Sirota’s of the world. I don’t follow him on Twitter. If I see you acting like him, I won’t follow you either.

We definitely have bigger issues than continuing to concentrate on Sanders and those that claimed to follow him. The answer to someone who wants to keep bringing him up is “Do you care about his issues? Then we have work to do.”

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:44:23am

Now, will Bernie endorse Biden? Because certainly he’d expect the same if the situation were reversed.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:44:35am

re: #244 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Now the Troll Farms can switch over to posting about Biden the Rapist and his corrupt son…

So, not switching at all.

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:44:38am

re: #231 William Lewis

I wish.

This is the US however and as you remember everything is far away and there is no such thing as usable public transportation. So I drive to and from work each night and if I want something to do outside of the house even now I have to drive somewhere.

Decent public transportation in the trains/buses of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (they changed their name didn’t they?) is one of the things I miss the most from my times in Germany.

My way of looking at it is that at this time, “a reliable public transportation system meaning very few own private autos” would be a bad thing. Especially since the demand hasn’t yet dropped enough for it to be possible to practice proper social distancing, and without assigned seats for the entire run, you’re just as likely as not to sit where someone was shedding viruses an hour ago anyway. Though I will admit it’d be likely to leave a lot fewer people willing to go and pull their groceries in-person (which I will also admit I prefer doing, because sending an order-puller instead, you have no control over which individual package they grab, nor any way of knowing whether there are products totally out of stock until they tell you 3 to 4 hours after you made a doomed order), since there’s more often than not way too much to carry back home on foot or via a train (or heaven forbid, bus).

I’ve actually argued that this should almost vindicate that public-transport-hostile mindset here instead!

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:45:19am

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

Considering how corrupted Wisconsin has become I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bernie winning when those crooks release the figures on Monday…

Let’s be fair here — it’s not Wisconsin that’s corrupt, it’s the GOP nationwide. The Wisconsin GOP could not have succeeded if it weren’t for the Republicans on SCOTUS. And this is nothing new — recall that Bush 43 was elected by the diehard Republicans on SCOTUS also. Modern Republican judges are there to serve their party and not the nation.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:45:38am

re: #258 Targetpractice

Now, will Bernie endorse Biden? Because certainly he’d expect the same if the situation were reversed.

I think he will. Bernie appears to respect Biden more than he did HRC.

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BeenHereAwhile  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:46:27am

re: #78 KGxvi

House 1 is the only right answer… Thompson and Wilde?

Thompson: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold

Wilde: it took that long, obviously they weren’t the good kind…

As someone who has been around Thompson, he is better read, than experienced.

You would soon regret being confined in the same house with Thompson.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:51:46am

re: #256 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I’m not gonna rub it in. I really liked Kamala, Booker, and the two Texans. I did vote for Biden happily but I think Harris would make a great potus.

I would LOVE to see Kamala on the Supreme Court making Kavanaugh’s life a living hell!

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:51:58am
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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:52:45am

re: #225 So Cal Greek Hippie

Visited Ames in the spring many years ago. Big ole houses with huge yards. Flowers everywhere. It was lovely. We visited the Iowa State campus. Was impressed by how pretty it was. We checked out the old buildings and bowled in the student center. I could live in Ames if it weren’t for the winter.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:53:18am

re: #264 Joe Bacon 🌹

I would LOVE to see Kamala on the Supreme Court making Kavanaugh’s life a living hell!

Whatever she wants. She’s a gifted woman.

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:53:27am

When a frozen meat company does the work of those in goverment should be doing….

twitter.com

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bratwurst  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:54:08am

re: #231 William Lewis

Decent public transportation in the trains/buses of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (they changed their name didn’t they?) is one of the things I miss the most from my times in Germany.

The name changed 26 years ago. And as someone who lived there for many years, let me assure you your romanticization of the transport infrastructure there bears little relationship to the 21st century reality.

Calling it way WAY better than in the US is the very definition of faint praise.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:54:13am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have not moved my car since March 18th.

Do run it up every month or so. Just finished charging and running the ancient Rover.

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:55:44am

The bed here:

Protective sheet/cover because doggo. Add a big comforter and many many blankets.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:55:46am

re: #260 Chrysicat

My way of looking at it is that at this time, “a reliable public transportation system meaning very few own private autos” would be a bad thing. Especially since the demand hasn’t yet dropped enough for it to be possible to practice proper social distancing, and without assigned seats for the entire run, you’re just as likely as not to sit where someone was shedding viruses an hour ago anyway. Though I will admit it’d be likely to leave a lot fewer people willing to go and pull their groceries in-person (which I will also admit I prefer doing, because sending an order-puller instead, you have no control over which individual package they grab, nor any way of knowing whether there are products totally out of stock until they tell you 3 to 4 hours after you made a doomed order), since there’s more often than not way too much to carry back home on foot or via a train (or heaven forbid, bus).

I’ve actually argued that this should almost vindicate that public-transport-hostile mindset here instead!

Can’t speak for your area, but in the bay area (where public transportation is good enough that I, at least, don’t feel the need for a car) demand has dropped drastically. I had a reason to use a bus a few days ago — it was almost empty, with the driver separated from the passengers, and no crowding. Also, they’ve cut way down on the schedules because of lack of demand.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:56:27am

re: #268 Omar Comin’ Yo

When a frozen meat company does the work of those in goverment should be doing….

twitter.com

Suddenly, I have a craving for a cheese steak.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:56:52am

re: #269 bratwurst

The name changed 26 years ago. And as someone who lived there for many years, let me assure you your romanticization of the transport infrastructure there bears little relationship to the 21st century reality.

Calling it way WAY better than in the US is the very definition of faint praise.

It is useable. People in most major urban areas are not fully reliant on automobiles.

I generally am, but for now I am not going anywhere.

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:57:27am

re: #273 Targetpractice

You could do worse. Never overcook them.

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:57:40am

re: #262 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think he will. Bernie appears to respect Biden more than he did HRC.

Well, duh, Biden doesn’t have GURL COOTIES!!!11ty!!
That combined with the fact that Biden is white makes it ok for him to endorse Biden.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:58:12am

re: #230 John Hughes

What’s the sheet for?

Midnight Compromise.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:59:06am

re: #276 William Lewis

Well, duh, Biden doesn’t have GURL COOTIES!!!11ty!!
That combined with the fact that Biden is white makes it ok for him to endorse Biden.

Yeah I’m not saying it’s right but Bernie losing to another white guy made this easier for his pride.

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2020 • 8:59:12am

re: #269 bratwurst

The name changed 26 years ago. And as someone who lived there for many years, let me assure you your romanticization of the transport infrastructure there bears little relationship to the 21st century reality.

Calling it way WAY better than in the US is the very definition of faint praise.

I must admit that the last time I was there was 1994 via the Army so my perception is biased by that.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:00:07am

re: #239 I Would Prefer Not To

Glad Bernie is out.

Yes. And now he and his real supporters need to be brought in and coddled a bit.

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uriel  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:01:08am

re: #236 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Bernie is suspending his campaign.

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bratwurst  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:01:20am

re: #274 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is useable. People in most major urban areas are not fully reliant on automobiles.

I generally am, but for now I am not going anywhere.

It is absolutely usable. I lived most of the 00’s in the massive Rhein/Ruhr metro (by some measures, 4th largest in all of Europe behind on London, Paris and Moscow). I didn’t drive once. Even so, over the course of my years there it got worse. I left at the end of 2008, and in my trips back since it hasn’t improved.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:01:21am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:03:04am

re: #283 jaunte

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Bernie could make this so much better by telling Trump to fuck off and actually focus on the pandemic going on rather than that Trump doesn’t get to run against Bernie like he so obviously wants to.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:03:17am

re: #275 Omar Comin’ Yo

You could do worse. Never overcook them.

Yeah, it’s pretty good, especially with provalone and onions, but more than about 1.5 minutes a slice, and it will crisp up.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:03:49am

Fark headline:

Larry David loses steady gig

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:05:16am

re: #283 jaunte

Yes, Bernie supporters, come to the Republican party, where medicare for all is the word of the day!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:05:23am

re: #258 Targetpractice

Now, will Bernie endorse Biden? Because certainly he’d expect the same if the situation were reversed.

Not today.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:05:40am

re: #283 jaunte

There will be no changes in the polls, Donald, because the people who weren’t going to vote for Biden weren’t going to vote for Bernie.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:06:57am

Our chaos agent president lazily continuing to do the only thing he know how to do.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:07:11am

re: #288 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Not today.

Warren should feel free to endorse him now. Julian Castro too.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:07:37am
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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:08:21am

re: #269 bratwurst

The name changed 26 years ago. And as someone who lived there for many years, let me assure you your romanticization of the transport infrastructure there bears little relationship to the 21st century reality.

The fact it is way WAY better than in the US is the very definition of faint praise.

Why did it go so far downhill since going back to Deutsche Bahn anyway?

It’s not like both sides of the merger weren’t government-run beforehand, although Deutsche Reichsbahn was apparently not nearly so good as the West Germans’ trains were (partly because it was designed to make it inconvenient for any but the Vanguard members to travel)…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:08:25am

Spring is here. Opened the kitchen window, put the fan in and took the winter blanket off of the bed replacing it with the summer thermal blanket. Still don’t need to plug the air conditioner in…

Will seder alone tonight…just some corned beef, horseradish, veggies and macaroons.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:08:34am

re: #286 Targetpractice

Fark headline:

I’m hoping SNL finds a steady, guest star for Biden. I like Jason Sudeikis but he never wowed me as Biden.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:09:13am

Bernoe staying on the ballot to amass delegates to have leverage in writing the platform.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:09:16am

re: #241 bratwurst

Friends, Bernie should have done this a few weeks ago, but let’s give him his due for (possibly) learning from his mistake of 4 years ago.

In my view, this means not shitting on his rabid fans today.

Now, of course there are many (!) among this rabid fanbase who do not deserve considerate behavior. I am asking all of us to give it to them anyway.

Honestly, if you can’t see the wisdom in this you are not a whole lot better than the David Sirota’s of the world. I don’t follow him on Twitter. If I see you acting like him, I won’t follow you either.

I’m trying to be patient and understanding with those who seem authentic, and not GOP ratfuckers pretending to be BernieBros to sow confusion, anger & dismay.

General rule: see a rose in the sig & BLOCK IMMEDIATELY

Otherwise, attempt to convince them that their ideas have merit, and if they want to turn fantasy into reality, they are going to have to buckle down & work for it.

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Ferdinand  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:09:33am

Short bitch session: Really angry this morning at Republican negligence and buffoonery, as it’s hammering our family finances and we’re struggling just to hang on here in Oklahoma City. My wife teaches for the (closed) OKC public schools, which gives us a baseline small budget and health insurance. I’ve been applying for jobs since we moved here 6 months ago, and just started getting interviews when OKC shut down 3/13. Now nothing, and no real new prospects.
This week I’ll get my first email marketing campaign out for my freelance work as an editor and website designer, to a target niche via MailChimp. I’ve had some small freelance projects lately, and hoping I’ll be able to find projects helping businesses and non-profits that need to up their online game during the Covid Times.
I haven’t been eligible for unemployment, but should be under the new CARE legislation. (Self-employment counts now, and I was supposed to start with the Census last month but that’s all been put on hold.) BUT everything needs to flow through the state, and OK has an aggressively brutal unemployment web interface, all the offices are closed, and the phone lines are so backed up you can’t even get put on hold.
My first claim, for last week, came back with $0 and no explanation. I just filed for this week, and the best info I can find online says that the federal money and new eligibility guidelines won’t be worked out until mid-April. And I’m not even 100% certain I’m supposed to be applying in OK, because the only work I’ve done in the past 18 months is a 2-month stint with the Census in Washington state last summer.
This is so f’d up - we couldn’t pay rent, we’re struggling to keep enough food in the house for us and my 20 year old stepson who isn’t working either, struggling to keep utilities on, the washer and dryer in the apartment broke last month and won’t be fixed so I have to make trips to a damn laundromat.
This is really starting to damage my calm, and my ability to get in anything like a productive career building headspace. I blame Trump. Rant off, thanks for listening.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:09:49am

re: #293 Chrysicat

Why did it go so far downhill since going back to Deutsche Bahn anyway?

It’s not like both sides of the merger weren’t government-run beforehand, although Deutsche Reichsbahn was apparently not nearly so good as the West Germans’ trains were (partly because it was designed to make it inconvenient for any but the Vanguard members to travel)…

not the merger but the privatization scheme…cutting personnel, basic maintenance, repairs & investments to make it more attractive to potential shareholders…we all know what that can lead to.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:10:37am

re: #294 Joe Bacon 🌹

Spring is here. Opened the kitchen window, put the fan in and took the winter blanket off of the bed replacing it with the summer thermal blanket. Still don’t need to plug the air conditioner in…

Will seder alone tonight…just some corned beef, horseradish, veggies and macaroons.

My BIL is hosting a Zoom seder — hoping for about 25 participants.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:10:39am

re: #292 jaunte

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Graciousness in defeat. I salute him.

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bratwurst  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:12:59am

re: #293 Chrysicat

Why did it go so far downhill since going back to Deutsche Bahn anyway?

It’s not like both sides of the merger weren’t government-run beforehand, although Deutsche Reichsbahn was apparently not nearly so good as the West Germans’ trains were (partly because it was designed to make it inconvenient for any but the Vanguard members to travel)…

At the end of the day, it’s the same dynamic that hurts public transport around the world: lack of investment.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:14:35am
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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:17:06am

re: #285 Belafon

Cut up sweet onions. Heat up oil in pan. Drop and caramelize.
As they come up, slide them to the side and cut your piece of Steak Ummm with scissors into smaller pieces and cook until pink just goes away.
Mix them. Throw cheese of choice on top. Cover with roll, slide spatula under and pick up your almost Philly Cheese Steak.
You MUST have a good roll. No soft hot dog crap. Bit of crust and chewy inside.
Some marinade and salt and pepper and you’re close.
IF your roll is good.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:18:28am

I wonder if there’s a way for us to suspend remaining Democratic primaries without hurting turnout in November. I guess we all need to switch to a massive GOTV effort.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:19:04am

re: #305 Belafon

I wonder if there’s a way for us to suspend remaining Democratic primaries without hurting turnout in November. I guess we all need to switch to a massive GOTV effort.

Up to the state legislature’s unfortunately.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:19:06am

Who is this, and what have they done to eternal crybaby, conspiracy-theorist and all-around jackweasel Shaun King?

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:19:18am

re: #304 Omar Comin’ Yo

Cut up sweet onions. Heat up oil in pan. Drop and caramelize.
As they come up, slide them to the side and cut your piece of Steak Ummm with scissors into smaller pieces and cook until pink just goes away.
Mix them. Throw cheese of choice on top. Cover with roll, slide spatula under and pick up your almost Philly Cheese Steak.
You MUST have a good roll. No soft hot dog crap. Bit of crust and chewy inside.
Some marinade and salt and pepper and you’re close.
IF your roll is good.

When we have it, I can end up driving to multiple stores to make sure I get the right bread.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:19:58am

re: #305 Belafon

I wonder if there’s a way for us to suspend remaining Democratic primaries without hurting turnout in November. I guess we all need to switch to a massive GOTV effort.

what about down ticket races?

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:20:27am

re: #308 Belafon

The bread/roll is everything.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:20:43am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

what about down ticket races?

Yep. I normally remember those, but I completely blanked this time.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:21:21am

re: #307 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Who is this, and what have they done to eternal crybaby, conspiracy-theorist and all-around jackweasel Shaun King?

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I’m gonna guess that Bernie sent out a memo/letter/email/etc telling them in private not to do anything that would give credibility to the “Bern It Down” crowd.

Either that or Shaun suffered a blow to the head.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:22:06am

moron

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ericblair  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:23:00am

So, bye bye Bernie. I believe all of the candidates suspend their campaigns instead of closing them so they can still receive donations to pay off bills and probably some technical reasons.

Joe needs to announce his VP pick soon, and have clear orders to his delegates in case something happens. Then he needs to be sheep-dipped in Betadine and put into a Bubble-Boy bubble until November 6. IMHO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:23:31am
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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:23:35am

re: #312 Targetpractice

I’m gonna guess that Bernie sent out a memo/letter/email/etc telling them in private not to do anything that would give credibility to the “Bern It Down” crowd.

Either that or Shaun suffered a blow to the head.

I’m just going to chalk it up to defending your preferred candidate, and now it’s time to move on. What we don’t need is Shaun defending Biden the same way.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:24:19am

re: #313 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Goddamn, just shut the fuck up, you gossiping teenage drama queen, Donnie.

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:24:41am

re: #303 goddamnedfrank

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:25:05am

So …. this tells me that Biden & Bernie have been hammering out a deal for a while now. Which is a good thing, because the best of the Bernie supporters need to be brought into the coalition.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:25:17am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

CDC removes dosing protocols it published for untested drugs favored by the President.

The Deep State is suppressing the Wonder Drug because they want more people to die in order to make Trump look bad.

/

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:26:09am

re: #313 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

AOC should say something like “Trump has shown me the light. He’s a liberal in disguise, and we must do all we can….hahaha, I can’t say that with a straight face.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:26:16am

re: #319 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

So …. this tells me that Biden & Bernie have been hammering out a deal for a while now. Which is a good thing, because the best of the Bernie supporters need to be brought into the coalition.

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AOC is alright with me.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:26:23am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In other words, the CDC is removing the guidelines after no studies have been able to duplicate the results…and because people are either dropping dead or suffering adverse side-effects that are not related to getting “better.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:26:39am

re: #321 Belafon

AOC should say something like “Trump has shown me the light. He’s a liberal in disguise, and we must do all we can….hahaha, I can’t say that with a straight face.”

Yeah I hope she trolls him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:28:12am

Woodrow Wilson 1920: Weasely Warren Harding can’t beat my great record!//

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:28:44am

re: #322 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

AOC is alright with me.

Yep. Agree with her on 90% of things. Like her style. Can work with her on the other stuff.

She’s funny, smart, and has a razor-sharp way of cutting to the point that just exposes GOP liars as being empty suits of stupid rhetoric.

These are not bad qualities. Not bad at all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:28:45am

In the bizarre world of QAnon conspiracy theorists, 29-year-old Austin Steinbart was a rising star. A segment of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory group believed he was the mysterious “Q,” the anonymous internet figure whose clues have convinced a portion of the president’s base that Donald Trump is engaged in a shadowy war against pedophile-cannibals in the Democratic Party.

Steinbart—dubbed “Baby Q” by his fans—claimed he could get away with anything because he was a super-spy for Trump. In online arguments, Steinbart insisted he should have been arrested “100 times over” for his actions. And the fact that he hadn’t been arrested for, say, threatening to kill the Queen of Denmark was proof that Trump had given him immunity from prosecution.

“Seems like I should have been ARRESTED by now, eh?” Steinbart tweeted to one of his foes in late March, adding a sarcastic thinking-face emoji.

A few days later, FBI agents arrested him.

thedailybeast.com

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:29:04am

re: #319 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

So …. this tells me that Biden & Bernie have been hammering out a deal for a while now. Which is a good thing, because the best of the Bernie supporters need to be brought into the coalition.

[Embedded content]

Yeah, this seems something that was negotiated. Certainly better that it be hashed out now than at the convention, though perhaps the reality that there might not be a convention is part of what led Bernie to calling it early.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:29:05am
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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:31:07am

re: #319 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

So …. this tells me that Biden & Bernie have been hammering out a deal for a while now. Which is a good thing, because the best of the Bernie supporters need to be brought into the coalition.

[Embedded content]

The one thing about the timing is that I’m worried the folks trying to blame Biden for the Wisconsin election going on are really going to pitch a fit towards him, rather than Bernie or neither, for not getting this announced before people had to stand out in weather barely-safe-to-DRIVE-in for 4 and 5 hours yesterday.

And I suspect very few will be able to comprehend that even if the arrangement had been concluded before yesterday, we couldn’t have afforded to ask people to stay home because of that damned Supreme Court seat.

Do we need a federal law forbidding general elections from being added to Presidential primaries?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:31:33am

re: #327 Joe Bacon 🌹

In the bizarre world of QAnon conspiracy theorists, 29-year-old Austin Steinbart was a rising star. A segment of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory group believed he was the mysterious “Q,” the anonymous internet figure whose clues have convinced a portion of the president’s base that Donald Trump is engaged in a shadowy war against pedophile-cannibals in the Democratic Party.

Steinbart—dubbed “Baby Q” by his fans—claimed he could get away with anything because he was a super-spy for Trump. In online arguments, Steinbart insisted he should have been arrested “100 times over” for his actions. And the fact that he hadn’t been arrested for, say, threatening to kill the Queen of Denmark was proof that Trump had given him immunity from prosecution.

“Seems like I should have been ARRESTED by now, eh?” Steinbart tweeted to one of his foes in late March, adding a sarcastic thinking-face emoji.

A few days later, FBI agents arrested him.

thedailybeast.com

Another man child desperate for Trump to love him.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:31:48am

re: #323 Targetpractice

In other words, the CDC is removing the guidelines after no studies have been able to duplicate the results…and because people are either dropping dead or suffering adverse side-effects that are not related to getting “better.”

It’s a disgrace that they included any guidelines at all. For decades, doctors have used approved drugs for off-label purposes. That isn’t unusual at all. But the CDC should be posting recommendations based only on legitimate studies. What has happened to them? Are they now infested with Trump toadies? Or are they fearful of losing even more staff because of the vengeance of Trump when he is crossed? Who forced them to publish these recommendations in the first place?

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:32:30am

I am sure everyone has heard that Bernie Sanders is ending has campaign. All I have to say Go Joe Go.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:32:31am

My eyes are getting older, but I find the thinner font in the displayed tweets slightly harder to read than a few weeks ago.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:35:36am

re: #323 Targetpractice

In other words, the CDC is removing the guidelines after no studies have been able to duplicate the results…and because people are either dropping dead or suffering adverse side-effects that are not related to getting “better.”

They probably read the Steakumms tweet thread.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:35:36am
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:35:51am

re: #330 Chrysicat

The one thing about the timing is that I’m worried the folks trying to blame Biden for the Wisconsin election going on are really going to pitch a fit towards him, rather than Bernie or neither, for not getting this announced before people had to stand out in weather barely-safe-to-DRIVE-in for 4 and 5 hours yesterday.

And I suspect very few will be able to comprehend that even if the arrangement had been concluded before yesterday, we couldn’t have afforded to ask people to stay home because of that damned Supreme Court seat.

Do we need a federal law forbidding general elections from being added to Presidential primaries?

Most parties couldn’t afford that. And it’s hard enough to get people out for one primary, let alone two primaries in the same year.

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gocart mozart  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:36:03am
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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:36:44am

re: #329 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

That didn’t lead me to immediately follow Naomi King, but it did lead me to look her up.

And ick, her partner (which raises the question “why not her wife”?) is older than her father by a couple years.

Not sure if I’m more squicked about Thandeka for that, or Naomi herself. Not sure I’ll follow in part because I just learned that.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:37:10am

They had to have this shit already ready and waiting for today:

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:38:01am

re: #330 Chrysicat

The one thing about the timing is that I’m worried the folks trying to blame Biden for the Wisconsin election going on are really going to pitch a fit towards him, rather than Bernie or neither, for not getting this announced before people had to stand out in weather barely-safe-to-DRIVE-in for 4 and 5 hours yesterday.

And I suspect very few will be able to comprehend that even if the arrangement had been concluded before yesterday, we couldn’t have afforded to ask people to stay home because of that damned Supreme Court seat.

Do we need a federal law forbidding general elections from being added to Presidential primaries?

The people who are going to blame Biden are going to blame him for Covid-19. They’re not supporters. Anyone paying enough attention to be an actual Bernie supporter and not a troll knows why yesterday’s vote occurred and that it was the GOP.

We can seriously stress ourselves out worrying about every possible way someone might parse a situation.

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:38:37am

re: #337 Hecuba’s daughter

‘Twasn’t a primary, though. That’s part of the issue. This was an actual general election. Not sure what the terms for Wisconsin Supreme Court judge are, but this one goes into office, rather than being up against a nominee-from-the-other-party in November.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:38:48am

re: #340 Targetpractice

They had to have this shit already ready and waiting for today:

[Embedded content]

That’s exactly what Mayor Pete said months ago: Any Democratic nominee would be tarred with the “socialist” label.

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ericblair  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:39:06am

re: #330 Chrysicat

The one thing about the timing is that I’m worried the folks trying to blame Biden for the Wisconsin election going on are really going to pitch a fit towards him, rather than Bernie or neither, for not getting this announced before people had to stand out in weather barely-safe-to-DRIVE-in for 4 and 5 hours yesterday.

Having a solid deal before Wisconsin seems to be pretty speculative to me. I can believe they’ve been in talks, but it sure looks like Bernieworld was counting on a miracle out of Wisconsin, got some bad news out of whatever exit polls were done, and then pulled the plug.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:39:52am

re: #341 Belafon

The people who are going to blame Biden are going to blame him for Covid-19. They’re not supporters. Anyone paying enough attention to be an actual Bernie supporter and not a troll knows why yesterday’s vote occurred and that it was the GOP.

We can seriously stress ourselves out worrying about every possible way someone might parse a situation.

Agreed.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:40:47am

And here she is, acting all gracious ‘n stuff:

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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:42:25am

Right now, I have the incandescent rage of 1000 suns and the sadness of knowing that an entire political party has completely thrown itself in thrall of a corrupt, amoral, incompetent know nothing whose actions have caused 14,000 deaths.

One of those deaths is a family friend of ours. He was in good health when he contracted covid19. Why he died and his wife recovered is unknown. And it’s scary as fuck.

The GOP and Trump are responsible for his death and all the other covid19 deaths. We know Trump had warnings about this pandemic going back to November 2019, and he did absolutely nothing substantive until March. He did not do a total travel ban anywhere. He didn’t do a nationwide shutdown. He didn’t do any of the things the public health experts pleaded with him to do. He didn’t move heaven and earth to prepare tests and aggressively test around the initial cases here in the US.

And all of that has resulted in 400,000 cases and 14,000 deaths - and it is surely going to keep rising.

Fuck Trump and the GOP. They are doing everything imaginable to try and stay in power, including rat fucking Democratic primaries and voter suppression at the state and federal level. And this is not going to get better. It’s not ending well.

The story of my friend will live on with his family and young children. I am so sad for them, to not have a father to look up to, support them in good and bad, and to watch them grow old, go to college, meet their loves, get married, and have kids of their own.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:43:39am

re: #338 gocart mozart

Roger Ebert left a movie because the popcorn was too salty, walked into a Chicago bar for a cold beer and found himself listening to a mailman singing songs. He was so struck he wrote this review that launched John Prine’s career,

He was a fixture on the Chicago underground FM radio stations I listened to long before he had any sort of commercial breakthrough.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:45:04am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

seems to me with that kind of paper trail, ‘fraud’ should be easy to prove.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:46:20am

re: #340 Targetpractice

They had to have this shit already ready and waiting for today:

[Embedded content]

every/any dem is a socialist - it was ever thus //

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:46:21am

re: #349 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

seems to me with that kind of paper trail, ‘fraud’ should be easy to prove.

[Embedded content]

Fraud to Trump is anytime he loses.

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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:47:20am

re: #307 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Give him 24 hours. He’ll be back to the same old crapulence.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:49:25am
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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:49:51am

re: #347 lawhawk

Very sorry to hear that.
I personally hold the entire Republican Party responsible.
And every single voter that voted for Trump.

Stay safe.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:50:47am
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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:51:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:51:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:52:35am
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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:52:58am

re: #355 Backwoods_Sleuth

If someone asked me what I thought about the way Trump is handling the response, it wouldn’t sound very coherent because there are so many things to talk about.

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unproven innocence  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:53:17am

Dr John Campbell has some thoughts to share about vitaminD and death rates for Covid-19, based on publicly available data.

Wednesday 8th April Global Update

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:53:41am

re: #316 Belafon

I’m just going to chalk it up to defending your preferred candidate, and now it’s time to move on. What we don’t need is Shaun defending Biden the same way.

No kidding. +100

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:53:53am

This thread. :D

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:54:33am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

He lied about voter fraud. He tried to rewrite history about his “flu” comments. He denied saying something he said 16 minutes prior. He exaggerated about the WHO. He wrongly declared Biden admitted being wrong about China travel. Fact check on last night:

which is why he should not be broadcast live…only after they have time to check the facts and set up a Joe Isuzu chryon

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:54:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:55:59am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:56:25am

Supply run completed. Time to hunker down for a few weeks.

Lots of people wearing quite a mix of masks/not quite masks. Not many people wearing gloves. Better selection of goods than last visit, but low amounts or out of some things still. I found everything on my list and have ingredients for chili and pasta sauce batches plus some fruit for the next week or so.

Grocery (Wegmans) had lots of markers showing 6’ separation, reminders to keep distance, and was also using a one-way entrance/exit strategy; e.g. you went in one of the two normal entrances and exited the other side. Also saw a “line starts here” sign which implied that they might also be limiting how many people can be in the store at once.

Saw some standard human obliviousness as well. Couple ahead of me got a cart, got 10’ into the store, and then stopped and had a minute long conversation about who was going to go get what. (In a narrow enough place I couldn’t pass them easily.) Got to the meat aisle to look for ground beef and had to wait 2-3 minutes while a woman picked up and *looked* at every single package of chicken breasts before taking none of them.

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bratwurst  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:57:30am

Instant Twitter block for anyone saying “Trump and Biden are two sides of the same coin”.

I have zero time for anyone who didn’t learn from the last election cycle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:58:17am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:58:52am

re: #367 bratwurst

Instant Twitter block for anyone saying “Trump and Biden are two sides of the same coin”.

I have zero time for anyone who didn’t learn from the last election cycle.

Or didn’t watch the Presidency over the past 12 years either.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2020 • 9:59:31am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:03:02am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

shorter Dale:

trump spoke, trump lied

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:04:38am

re: #359 Belafon

If someone asked me what I thought about the way Trump is handling the response, it wouldn’t sound very coherent because there are so many things to talk about.

incompetence incarnate

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:05:35am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Move over, Gwyneth Paltrow:

[Embedded content]

Classic Woo, probably aimed at people who think “the O-zone” is something between the N-zone and the P-zone.

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bratwurst  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:05:43am

And now Trump’s least favorite network, CNN, is helping him out with copious “Good news: only 60,000 Americans are going to die!” stories.

CNN’s head honcho Jeff Zucker is every bit as despicable as Trump himself.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:06:21am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

USPS wouldn’t be in a financial hole if Repubs hadn’t passed legislation requiring that they prepay decades of benefits for current and future retirees.

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John Hughes  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:06:32am

re: #268 Omar Comin’ Yo

it is, if i may, a beefy rant

— Steak Umm.

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gocart mozart  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:07:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:08:04am

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

people think it’s bizarre, ironic, and funny when a frozen meat company points out the importance of critical thinking, but chances are the same message would never “go viral” if it was from a person. our society values entertainment over truth and that’s a huge problem

we have a reality TV star as President

and a major reason that the media let him get away with so much is that he brings in ratings, offering a 24/7 political crime/scandal show

they have no reason to want to end this bonanza…

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:09:41am

re: #366 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Supply run completed. Time to hunker down for a few weeks.

Lots of people wearing quite a mix of masks/not quite masks. Not many people wearing gloves. Better selection of goods than last visit, but low amounts or out of some things still. I found everything on my list and have ingredients for chili and pasta sauce batches plus some fruit for the next week or so.

Grocery (Wegmans) had lots of markers showing 6’ separation, reminders to keep distance, and was also using a one-way entrance/exit strategy; e.g. you went in one of the two normal entrances and exited the other side. Also saw a “line starts here” sign which implied that they might also be limiting how many people can be in the store at once.

Saw some standard human obliviousness as well. Couple ahead of me got a cart, got 10’ into the store, and then stopped and had a minute long conversation about who was going to go get what. (In a narrow enough place I couldn’t pass them easily.) Got to the meat aisle to look for ground beef and had to wait 2-3 minutes while a woman picked up and *looked* at every single package of chicken breasts before taking none of them.

video posted here last week of the doc showing how to shop and then disinfect your food when you got it home

one of his suggestions: dont touch anything until you’re ready to put it in your cart/buy it. it’s a great idea that unfortunately wont help me if 20 people squeezed the avocados before i walked in

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Chrysicat  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:09:53am

re: #349 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

seems to me with that kind of paper trail, ‘fraud’ should be easy to prove.

[Embedded content]

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:10:20am

From Chad Fisher, trombonist for St. Paul and the Broken Bones:

It’s sad to lose artists like we have this past week or so. It’s been quite a week. Ellis Marsalis, Bill Withers, now John Prine. It’s easy and also good to cherish their recorded output and to mourn their loss. But even greater is the cause for the celebration of their very existence on earth.
Humble men who created art with empathy and purpose beyond themselves. Musicians everywhere have emulated them for decades. Resulting in exponentially more great music than we would have had if they hadn’t existed.
What would songwriting sound like now and in the future without John Prine and Bill Withers? Jazz without the legacy of Ellis Marsalis’s music and the generations of young jazz musicians he raised up at a time when jazz was dying on the vine?
Artists like them transcend beyond being great musicians and entertainers. Shed a tear but don’t neglect to raise a glass. Because the next time you hear some new music there’s a good chance you’ll still be hearing them.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:11:22am

re: #367 bratwurst

Instant Twitter block for anyone saying “Trump and Biden are two sides of the same coin”.

I have zero time for anyone who didn’t learn from the last election cycle.

yup. no sane or honest person could say that.

crackpot - shoo

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:12:54am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

ffs, what’s the 2020 deficit gonna be? and 2019, 18, 17?
you know, the ones you’re in charge of.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:13:13am

re: #382 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

yup. no sane or honest person could say that.

crackpot - shoo

ratfucker

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:15:43am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

he/they also think ‘flattening the curve’ means ‘it’s over, everything normal, back to work’

all it means is keeping the daily number of cases at manageable levels for medical providers

it’s still gonna keep spreading

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KGxvi  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:15:45am

re: #359 Belafon

If someone asked me what I thought about the way Trump is handling the response, it wouldn’t sound very coherent because there are so many things to talk about.

Answers I’d give, which probably wouldn’t fit on a poll:

“Piss poorly.”

“It’s a clusterfuck.”

“Utter shitshow.”

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Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:18:04am
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Belafon  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:18:11am

re: #379 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

video posted here last week of the doc showing how to shop and then disinfect your food when you got it home

one of his suggestions: dont touch anything until you’re read to put it in your cart/buy it. it’s a great idea that unfortunately wont help me if 20 people squeezed the avocados before i walked in

If it’s the one where the doc cleaned his fruits and vegetables with soap, don’t do that. Just water.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:18:36am
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KGxvi  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:18:52am

re: #383 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

It’s “not” “profitable” because of a stupid requirement to fund health insurance or pensions 75 years out.

This is also my concern with something like postal banking… at some point in the future the GOP would have control and reorganize it into a government owned corporation and then bitch that it is not turning a profit because they put unreasonable requirements on it that no normal business would have.

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KGxvi  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:19:26am

re: #387 Charles Johnson

So… Wednesday?

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:19:26am

re: #299 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

not the merger but the privatization scheme…cutting personnel, basic maintenance, repairs & investments to make it more attractive to potential shareholders…we all know what that can lead to.

Ah. Privatization = “We’re going to steal every penny that we can and destroy the service quality intentionally.”

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:20:38am

re: #389 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

“Warns not to politicize pandemic.”

Too late.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:21:36am

re: #387 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

so…..Wednesday?

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:22:08am

re: #388 Belafon

If it’s the one where the doc cleaned his fruits and vegetables with soap, don’t do that. Just water.

agreed

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:24:05am

re: #390 KGxvi

It’s “not” “profitable” because of a stupid requirement to fund health insurance or pensions 75 years out.

This is also my concern with something like postal banking… at some point in the future the GOP would have control and reorganize it into a government owned corporation and then bitch that it is not turning a profit because they put unreasonable requirements on it that no normal business would have.

oh i know that’s why i was pointing out he’s cant even manage to bring ‘the government’ in under budget and he ran on that ‘promise’; being a ‘businessman’ and all

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:24:30am

re: #391 KGxvi

So… Wednesday?

gmta!

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Teukka  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:25:06am

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Dread Pirate  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:25:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:27:09am

re: #389 Charles Johnson

Coronavirus live updates: WHO pushes back at Trump, warns not to politicize pandemic - The Washington Post

The man who branded it a Democrat hoax

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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:30:20am

re: #400 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The man who’s admin is threatening to withhold payments to WHO.

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sagehen  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:37:09am

re: #362 plansbandc

This thread. :D

[Embedded content]

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 8, 2020 • 10:40:28am

Shorter post-mortem on Bernie Sanders: “Don’t get high on your own supply”

After Sanders won big in Nevada he had a golden opportunity to show he could unite the party and take on Trump. But he didn’t budge an inch from his insurgent, doctrinaire democratic socialist stance. When asked about his past comments praising communist dictators, he couldn’t even bring himself to denounce them without caveat and, in the process, demonstrate that he cared more about winning than in freebasing 100 percent pure, uncut Bern.

And if his win in Nevada didn’t convince him to reach out across the party, then neither did his trouncing in South Carolina. On the night that his campaign received one of the biggest rebukes a Democratic frontrunner had been given in a long time, Sanders had the opportunity to speak to the party and the country.

What did he do with that time? He spent umpteen minutes giving pretty much the same stemwinder as always—with a special focus on how he would increase voter turnout in the general election.

There were two problems with this. The first is that it wasn’t what he needed to do in order to broaden his coalition. The second is that it wasn’t true. He hadn’t triggered massive turnout expansions in Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina. In the face of actual election results that disproved their own BS, Bernie and team still believed it. And so the only electability argument he had to make rang hollow to the high information Democratic primary voters who were hopping from candidate to candidate looking for someone who could beat the despised Donald Trump.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 8, 2020 • 11:47:49am

re: #387 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

So just another day ending in Y.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 8, 2020 • 11:53:25am

re: #388 Belafon

If it’s the one where the doc cleaned his fruits and vegetables with soap, don’t do that. Just water.

In the early ’80s, in Korea, the Army Preventive Medicine Service was responsible for educating the troops and families on precaution for using “host nation” foods. We followed along pretty faithfully until Wife tried doing what they said about the huge beautiful local strawberries. A few minutes of treatment, and we had strawberry/clorox puree.

That’s also where we learned the US Army Veterinary Service had the last word on the safety of commissary meat. And where the kids learned the word “comestible”.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 8, 2020 • 1:19:00pm

re: #349 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

seems to me with that kind of paper trail, ‘fraud’ should be easy to prove.

[Embedded content]

That’s another reason the Repubs dislike it so much where votes are close in elections. They know they will lose or it will expose their shenanigans (thank you spellcheck).


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The Menzingers - ‘High School Friend’ (Full Album Stream)Listen to the full album: bit.ly"High School Friend" by The Menzingers from the album 'Hello Exile' available nowOrder at themenzingers.ffm.to Official Site: themenzingers.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @themenzingersInstagram: instagram.com #themenzingers #helloexile #epitaph
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Korn - Can You Hear Me (Acoustic)Official acoustic version of “Can You Hear Me.” Stream it everywhere here: korn.lnk.to The Nothing 🔲 Available everywhere now: lnk.to Follow KornWebsite: kornofficial.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @korn/Instagram: instagram.comApple Music: music.apple.comSpotify: bit.lyYouTube: bit.ly
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Alec Benjamin - Match in the Rain [Official Music Video]Download/Stream 'These Two Windows': alecbenjamin.lnk.to Shop 'These Two Windows' merch: alecbenjamin.store Follow Alec Benjaminalecbenjamin.comfacebook.com@alecbenjamininstagram.comtiktok.com #AlecBenjamin #TheseTwoWindows #MatchInTheRain #OfficialVideo
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Sammy Boller - Awakening From the Daydream 24-bit Studio Masters, Guitar Tabs, and Backing Tracks available at:candyrat.com Spotify / Apple Music / Tidal / Deezer / Amazon : orcd.co Visit Sammy Boller at:Website: sammyboller.comInstagram: instagram.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @sammybollerYouTube: youtube.com Bass: Steve LehaneDrums: Dylan WalshVideo by: Eric QuirosAudio ...
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Joyce Manor - ‘House Warning Party’ (Lyric Video) "House Warning Party" by @Joyce Manor from the album 'Songs From Northern Torrance,' available May 29thPre-order at joycemanor.ffm.to Filmed by Donovan Vim Crony / DEBUNK PUNK Season 2 / Episode 1 & at Zephyr Veg. Cafe (2) 6/19/09Edited by ...
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Twenty One Pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video) twenty one pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video)official video for "Level of Concern" - available now on Fueled By Ramen. top.lnk.to Exclusive Crew Nation hoodie available now - smarturl.itA portion of proceeds from this song + the TØP ...
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Lotteries: A Rant From a Poor PersonLotteries. A rant from a poor person (me). So I have a MegaMillions ticket. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million against. Right now, the jackpot is $336,000,000. There are endless think pieces in everything from ...
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Clean Bandit - Rockabye Ft Anne-Marie #AtHome #WithMe So fun to play in our garden and link up with Anne-Marie via computer airways for International Nurses Day! Watch the full concert: YouTube Click here to subscribe: bit.ly Follow us:Website: cleanbandit.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Instagram: instagram.comSoundcloud: SoundCloudSpotify: atlre.co.uk ...
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The Unlikely Candidates - Novocaine “Novocaine” by The Unlikely Candidates available now! LISTEN HERE: red.lnk.to Catch us on tour! songkick.com Follow us here:instagram.comfacebook.com@tucband?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthortheunlikelycandidates.com Directed by Mattias Russo-LarssonProduced by Lewis Atallah #UnlikelyCandidates #Novocaine #ArtistOnTheRise #OfficialVideo #Pizza #MusicVideo #AlternativeRock #Rock #TUC #LeftSideBrain #VeronicaMars #Alternative #Unlikely #Candidates ...
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Larkin Poe Keep Diggin’ (Official Video) 'Keep Diggin'' is the third song off Larkin Poe's 2020 album 'Self Made Man’, out June 12th. Pre-save the album on Spotify or pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and the official store NOW & get the first 3 songs "Holy ...
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