And Now, Attack of the Killer Surfing Snails (True Facts w/ Ze Frank)

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Vinthi supplied the amazing Bullia videos with the BlueBottle which is incorrectly attributed

Dr. Winfried Peters:
Dr. Peters spent hours sorting through his research and sending me notes and files. His research is what got me excited about O.semistriatta and I can’t be more grateful to have had his help. I have listed a number of his papers further below, and I have made a donation to leatherbacktrust.org in his name.

Nathan Robinson:
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Nathan was extremely helpful and generous with his time and footage and gave my early script a once over. His research is pretty amazing - on turtles and the giant squid. His hermit crab video is so great in its entirety. Sub to his channels!

Dr.Jon-Paul Bingham
One of cone snail feeding videos came from this lab and it was such an excellent example of the behavior! Thank you so much!

Dr. Mande Holford
Dr. Holford does amazing research on the toxicology of Conus and shared two amazing clips.

Alysia Daines
Alysia helped me identify the O.Semistriatta in the first place and led me to Dr. Peters. Thank you!!

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403 comments

1
Ace Rothstein  May 1, 2020 • 3:33:56pm

Now I want a letter from Trump to Fish Lips Mnuchin asking him to release all his tax returns for the last 27 years.

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Targetpractice  May 1, 2020 • 3:40:36pm

re: #221 PhillyPretzel

He is trying to withdraw his guilty plea.
news.yahoo.com

Technically, it’s his QAnon lawyer who is trying to get his guilty plea voided because she insists:

- The FBI is corrupt and was under orders from Obama to destroy Flynn as a means at getting to Trump, when they were supposed to follow the “An undercover cop has to let you know they’re a cop, otherwise it’s entrapment” legal theory

- The prosecutors had exculpatory evidence that would have proven the conspiracy but was withheld in violation of his rights, leaving him with no way to challenge the charges against him

- His (former) attorneys were also part of the conspiracy, failing to tell him they had a conflict of interest as they were pushing him to accept the guilty plea and not to fight the charges

- The first judge assigned knew all this and that was the reason for the case being moved to a new judge…even though they also think the new judge is allowing Flynn to be railroaded instead of putting the government on trial for “prosecutorial misconduct” and violating Flynn’s rights

This all seems to be part of a scheme to get Trump to believe that he was fooled into firing Flynn by the “deep state,” and that Flynn was always a loyal soldier to his Don. And so far, it seems to be working because Powell has learned to utilize the best asset when wanting to make a case to Trump: Going on Faux to plead the “innocence” of her client.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 3:43:42pm

Since we raised Arabian horses, this you tube video hit me in the feels:

Beautiful Horse Is The Star of Her Tiny German Town | Animalkind

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PhillyPretzel  May 1, 2020 • 3:44:25pm

re: #2 Targetpractice

Yes I understand what it is.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 1, 2020 • 3:46:19pm

20 clove garlic cornish hen

18 hour no knead bread

the salad’s just a salad

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gocart mozart  May 1, 2020 • 3:46:50pm
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Targetpractice  May 1, 2020 • 3:46:59pm

re: #4 PhillyPretzel

Yes I understand what it is.

“It’s called Sputnik!”
“We know. Sit down.”

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PhillyPretzel  May 1, 2020 • 3:47:41pm

re: #7 Targetpractice

lol

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 3:50:12pm
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gocart mozart  May 1, 2020 • 3:50:48pm
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gocart mozart  May 1, 2020 • 3:52:28pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2020 • 3:52:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 3:53:09pm
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Jack Burton  May 1, 2020 • 3:54:48pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

Are we already up to the part where Musk spins the wheel of insanity like Howard Hughes did?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 3:54:51pm

re: #11 gocart mozart

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ROTFLMMFAO…and then some…

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Targetpractice  May 1, 2020 • 3:55:37pm

“JUSTICE FOR TARA! BIDEN NEEDS TO GO!”

“What about justice for all the women that Trump has…”

“STOP CHANGING THE SUBJECT! BERNIE NEEDS TO UNSUSPEND HIS CAMPAIGN! HE CAN STILL WIN!”

“You seem to be pursuing all this for political go…”

“RAPE APOLOGIST!!!”

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Targetpractice  May 1, 2020 • 3:56:31pm

re: #14 Jack Burton

Are we already up to the part where Musk spins the wheel of insanity like Howard Hughes did?

Somebody finds him standing in front of a mirror, repeatedly muttering “The way of the future…the way of the future…the way of the future…”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 3:59:22pm

re: #14 Jack Burton

Are we already up to the part where Musk spins the wheel of insanity like Howard Hughes did?

I think he’s gonna be at the peeing in milk bottles stage next week.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 1, 2020 • 4:02:13pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Somebody finds him standing in front of a mirror, repeatedly muttering “The way of the future…the way of the future…the way of the future…”

The bottles of urine will be a key tipping point.

Edit - damn you Bacon.

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 4:06:04pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 1, 2020 • 4:08:20pm
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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 4:08:50pm

13 states reporting 1000+ new cases today, so the hometown newspaper is promoting going out to eat.

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Jack Burton  May 1, 2020 • 4:09:33pm

We are going to have to close the borders into California. These fuckers are going to have us all stuck at home and out of work until next summer.

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Jack Burton  May 1, 2020 • 4:11:55pm

re: #22 jaunte

That and any place that uses the word “queso” to describe anything other than just plain cheese, is not real Mexican food anyway.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 1, 2020 • 4:14:14pm

re: #23 Jack Burton

We are going to have to close the borders into California. These fuckers are going to have us all stuck at home and out of work until next summer.

I know I’m a little slow lately, but none of the reopenings make any fucking sense. It’s going to get worse before the election. maybe that’s the point although I really think there is no point. We live in a stupid world and the dumbest assholes are in charge.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 4:14:31pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 1, 2020 • 4:15:26pm

re: #23 Jack Burton

We are going to have to close the borders into California. These fuckers are going to have us all stuck at home and out of work until next summer.

It’s the dust bowl all over again. Though not Okies, it’s now Texans. Though Oklahoma probably isn’t going to Ok, either.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 1, 2020 • 4:15:31pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I mean, he’s not wrong, but I also understand why they fired him. It’s not Minnesota Nice to call people out like that.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 4:15:57pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

Truth is apparently not a defence?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 4:18:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 4:19:53pm
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NetworkKed  May 1, 2020 • 4:20:44pm

So Indiana’s governor has announced that we’re going to move to “stage 2” of his five-step reopening program next Monday.

Today, we had 795 (or 815 depending whose meter you’re tracking) new cases, the second-highest new case total day Indiana has had so far. The day that the lockdown order went in place, there were 100 new cases. So we’ll start the doubling again, only this time three doubling cycles higher than we were.

He apparently thinks that a slight downwards trend in hospitalizations (maybe 15 percent over the last month, almost flat over the last two weeks) is sufficient rationale to start sending people back out into the public spaces. https://www.regenstrief.org/covid-dashboard/ Nifty site for some of the hospital stats in Indiana. ER visits are slightly UP, ICU admits are arguably slightly down.

Sure, this first step is supposed to be incremental, but the lockdown here was wishy-washy at best - I saw a lawnmower repair company that declared itself to be essential, and got away with it - and I’m pretty damn sure that the goddamn anarchists are going to lean hard on everyone around us.

Seriously, why is it too fucking hard for professional Republicans to read graphs? I don’t expect the anarchists to even look at numbers but for that asshole to say this is good data driven policy is an insult to good governance.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 1, 2020 • 4:22:51pm

re: #32 NetworkKed

The governor here has reopened retail businesses for curbside delivery starting today - but that’s with the knowledge that we are approaching his goal of 5000 tests per day at which point he said he would start reopening the state. So far, the MDH and the private sector have begun delivering on their promises, and so the governor is responding in kind.

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Jack Burton  May 1, 2020 • 4:24:46pm

re: #32 NetworkKed

So Indiana’s governor has announced that we’re going to move to “stage 2” of his five-step reopening program next Monday.

His euphemism for second wave of cases? Because I’m sure that’s where this is going.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 1, 2020 • 4:25:40pm

Meanwhile, in our still locked-down state, here’s (I think) the first skyscraper built in Berkeley (the sky has receded since it was built):

Somebody’s good dog, who misses the usual traffic:

Peeeple!
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plansbandc  May 1, 2020 • 4:25:59pm

CBS Evening News just did a report about the Biden “allegation”. Did you know that her new story is she didn’t want to pursue it until now because of her daughter, but now she IS pursuing it because of her daughter to show her you can stand up to powerful people.

Neat.

CBS is a pure propaganda arm for tRump. Might as well be Fox.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 4:26:48pm

Illinois is still climbing. My county (tiny, 5000 people) has no reported cases. Next county up to 14, but still only the one death from right at the beginning. IL is seeing the cases slowly move out into the rural areas. Chicago is the main driver, of course. Just like NYC.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 1, 2020 • 4:26:54pm

They’re still mowing the lawns, so they look spiffy, if empty:

Other spots, not so much.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 1, 2020 • 4:27:51pm

And the flower are still being tended:

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 1, 2020 • 4:29:40pm

MD isn’t opening. FDA is teleworking until 1 June at the earliest, and after that we’rd most likely going to footie for a while and then return to our workspaces in very,get conservative manner.

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plansbandc  May 1, 2020 • 4:32:24pm

Dude just got a reopening policy update from work. They’re going to start reopening May 18th with a bunch of safety protocols in place. Dude will still be working from home for at least another few weeks because of his age and health.

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BeachDem  May 1, 2020 • 4:33:02pm

re: #22 jaunte

13 states reporting 1000+ new cases today, so the hometown newspaper is promoting going out to eat.

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Hey, here in SC, Foghorn Leghorn (our charming governor) has really loosened the reins—the beaches are open, stores are open, hotels are a go, restaurants can do outdoor seating;

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, who issued a local stay-home order before the governor’s office, was skeptical of the governor’s move and encouraged people to continue to follow public health advice driven by data.

But the Chamber peeps are delighted—Ted Pitts, the CEO of the SC Chamber of Commerce, praised McMaster’s decision.

And our State Parks morons spent who knows how much time and money making this little gem.

SC State Parks Pass the Keys

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Rightwingconspirator  May 1, 2020 • 4:33:10pm

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

Smarter than O.C. beach goers.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 4:34:58pm

It’s Not Unfair to Point Out Republicans Have an Acquired Partial Immunity to This, Charlie Pierce

Look, for example, at how easily the story has morphed from whether Biden did that of which he was accused to what he’s hiding in his personal papers at the University of Delaware. Of this I’m sure: some archivist at that institution is in for six or eight months of complete hell. Good luck to him or her.

I will also guarantee this: If the folks at the University of Delaware do as Marcus asks, and they find nothing, that will satisfy nobody. Once this kind of story gets rolling, there’s always supposed to be another memo, another email, another billing record. The argument that answering “legitimate questions” will put anything like this to rest has been refuted, time and time again, since at least the pursuit of the Whitewater affair in the early 1990s. Indeed, on Friday, writing about the situation, The New York Times’s media correspondent sought out for quotation Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of raping her. The name “Donald Trump” appears nowhere in the article, and the central point that somehow the media was too soft on Clinton sounds hallucinatory to anyone who lived through it.

I have no doubt that this story is now part of the campaign narrative, especially since there is no apparent actual campaign going on due to the pandemic. How crucial it will be is completely up in the air, because everything about this election has been blown to shrapnel by the pandemic, which likely will be the only real issue driving any election for the foreseeable future. Nothing is solid in our politics anymore.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 4:37:40pm

The Wildness Beneath American Politics Is Close to the Surface Once Again
The armed figures at the Michigan statehouse remind me we’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of the massacre at Kent State. more Charlie Pierce [edited to add author]

Nothing was the same in my head after that. Terrible arguments at home resulted. None of it made any sense and, for the first time, I was angry about that.

Their names should be said every year—Allison Krause, William Schroeder, Jeffrey Miller, and Sandra Scheuer—in their memory, and that should remind us all of the wildness that still stalks our politics. Now, of course, we have a president* that owes his election—and, it should be said, his re-election—to his predator’s gift for unleashing that wildness. A pandemic has made the country claustrophobic, and the wildness is awfully close to the surface these days. Our institutions are tottering. There’s something coiling behind events, and it’s not far from striking again.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 4:40:31pm

re: #45 retired cynic

edited to add author

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teleskiguy  May 1, 2020 • 4:42:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 4:44:06pm

moron

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teleskiguy  May 1, 2020 • 4:44:14pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

I wonder…

Giphy

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 4:45:04pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

That’s a metaphor, right?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 1, 2020 • 4:45:05pm

Ghastly! And with school out, they can’t even donate it to needy college students. The only bright spot is that some of it is Coors.

Arizona beer distributor dumps thousands of kegs due to low demand during pandemic

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 4:46:34pm

re: #51 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Beer spoils? I’m shocked.

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Dave In Austin  May 1, 2020 • 4:47:24pm
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plansbandc  May 1, 2020 • 4:47:30pm

I’d page this, but it’s the NYT, so no. This is a nice overview of what our Gov. has done to protect us during the outbreak.

I’m so thankful we elected her.

nytimes.com

Side note: They aren’t kidding about the political divide. I witness it daily in the ABQ FB group. They absolutely loathe her and delight in calling her Hitler. Lots of lovely memes.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 1, 2020 • 4:47:48pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 1, 2020 • 4:48:35pm

re: #51 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Ghastly! And with school out, they can’t even donate it to needy college students. The only bright spot is that some of it is Coors.

Arizona beer distributor dumps thousands of kegs due to low demand during pandemic

Friend of mine loved to joke about Fosters. It was “Australian for Pee”, to quote his version of that ad. I imagine if Fosters had to dump their kegs, it was also no great loss.

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A Three Hour Tour  May 1, 2020 • 4:49:51pm

re: #54 plansbandc

I’d page this, but it’s the NYT, so no. This is a nice overview of what our Gov. has done to protect us during the outbreak.

I’m so thankful we elected her.

nytimes.com

Side note: They aren’t kidding about the political divide. I witness it daily in the ABQ FB group. They absolutely loathe her and delight in calling her Hitler. Lots of lovely memes.

Yeah, it seems that all of ABQ’s idiots are on Facebook.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 1, 2020 • 4:51:46pm

re: #56 Sherlock Hound

Friend of mine loved to joke about Fosters. It was “Australian for Pee”, to quote his version of that ad. I imagine if Fosters had to dump their kegs, it was also no great loss.

Reminds me of what someone said upon tasting Australian beer: “That tastes like kangaroo piss!”

To which an Ozzie replies, thoughtfully, “No, it’s not that good.”

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plansbandc  May 1, 2020 • 4:52:58pm

re: #57 A Three Hour Tour

Well I certainly am!!! :D

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 4:54:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 4:55:18pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 1, 2020 • 4:56:11pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

I could not agree more.

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goddamnedfrank  May 1, 2020 • 4:56:28pm
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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 4:57:35pm

I’ve only head of one soldier dead from covid-19. There are 27.

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NetworkKed  May 1, 2020 • 4:58:13pm

re: #56 Sherlock Hound

Friend of mine loved to joke about Fosters. It was “Australian for Pee”, to quote his version of that ad. I imagine if Fosters had to dump their kegs, it was also no great loss.

The Fosters lager (blue can) is tolerable cheap beer. About as drinkable as Busch Light. The ale (green can) is all sorts of ass.

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plansbandc  May 1, 2020 • 5:00:24pm

re: #66 NetworkKed

I used to drink the oil cans purely for their ability to fuck me up. Flavor wasn’t an issue. Then I realized you could get hammered on delicious beer too. :D

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 5:02:04pm

darth’s thread the day Bailey stole the burrito begins here:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 5:08:40pm
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Shropshire Slasher  May 1, 2020 • 5:10:06pm

re: #51 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Ghastly! And with school out, they can’t even donate it to needy college students. The only bright spot is that some of it is Coors.

Arizona beer distributor dumps thousands of kegs due to low demand during pandemic

Coors light is close enough to water they could dump it in trout streams!

/

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PhillyPretzel  May 1, 2020 • 5:10:16pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course. We cannot have facts interfering with DT says.

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A Three Hour Tour  May 1, 2020 • 5:14:17pm

re: #59 plansbandc

Well I certainly am!!! :D

I don’t consider YOU an idiot. :D

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A Three Hour Tour  May 1, 2020 • 5:15:48pm

re: #71 PhillyPretzel

Of course. We cannot have facts interfering with DT says.

“Facts are stubborn things.”

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2020 • 5:16:58pm
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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 5:18:25pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 1, 2020 • 5:19:44pm

Wapo

Yet even as Trump aides have signaled that he could soon begin regular travel, the reality is that the White House has created a picture of security that is propped up by special access to the kind of wide-scale covid-19 testing that most of the nation remains without

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 5:19:58pm
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makeitstop  May 1, 2020 • 5:23:18pm

Oh, boy. Local stupids in action.

Commack is right up the road from here. Sigh.

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 5:27:05pm

Nice that we have well armed morons ready to turn on their mommies and then the police.

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 5:28:08pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2020 • 5:29:00pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 1, 2020 • 5:30:08pm
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teleskiguy  May 1, 2020 • 5:32:41pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 1, 2020 • 5:34:33pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2020 • 5:35:25pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 1, 2020 • 5:38:18pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 1, 2020 • 5:41:28pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

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But is it electric?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 1, 2020 • 5:41:33pm
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Eventual Carrion  May 1, 2020 • 5:43:26pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

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There is no place for the truth in news!

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HypnoToad  May 1, 2020 • 5:43:38pm

re: #88 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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Why can’t this be on billboards?

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PhillyPretzel  May 1, 2020 • 5:44:38pm

re: #90 HypnoToad

Because DT’s staff cannot not keep up with the NDA’s

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 5:45:09pm
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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  May 1, 2020 • 5:48:00pm

re: #81 Charles Johnson

We Like It Like That (Trailer)

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2020 • 5:50:52pm
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William Lewis  May 1, 2020 • 5:52:51pm

Well isn’t that fun. The IRS website says that they were scheduled to send me a check today even though I gave them my bank info. Joy. Another 2 weeks probably then with bad brakes.

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thecommodore  May 1, 2020 • 5:55:33pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2020 • 5:59:52pm
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EPR-radar  May 1, 2020 • 6:00:30pm

re: #96 thecommodore

The US right never recovered from the Great Depression in terms of economic policy making. All they really want to do is lower their own taxes and let businesses run amok. Their only way getting voter support for this is various kinds of pandering to and stoking of irrational resentments.

Thus the US right is intrinsically dishonest in a way that’s unusual among right-wing parties worldwide (except for the fascist personally cults).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:01:01pm
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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 6:04:20pm

Should We Always Believe Women?
We fail to empower them when we suggest that they are exempt from the flaws associated with the human condition. by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

Begins with a short clip from the Molly Ivins film (I just found out if I got my fingers off on the keyboard, film becomes fukn: factoid of the day) Raise Hell, and goes right on to address the issue of not all women are always believable. Including the black women who remembered the false claims that got black men lynched.

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Jack Burton  May 1, 2020 • 6:05:44pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good, but there needs to be SWAT teams arresting the domestic terrorists showing up with guns.

CA isn’t an open carry state outside of certain BLM areas and what these fuckers are doing is definitely domestic terrorism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:13:34pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 1, 2020 • 6:14:05pm

re: #100 retired cynic

Should We Always Believe Women?
We fail to empower them when we suggest that they are exempt from the flaws associated with the human condition. by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

Begins with a short clip from the Molly Ivins film (I just found out if I got my fingers off on the keyboard, film becomes fukn: factoid of the day) Raise Hell, and goes right on to address the issue of not all women are always believable. Including the black women who remembered the false claims that got black men lynched.

Tawana Brawley
en.wikipedia.org

I will never forgive Al Sharpton for this. It did long term damage to the city and race relations.

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gocart mozart  May 1, 2020 • 6:15:09pm

I looked it up, it means “bugging”. Godwin liked my bad pun, Hitler would not have.

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EPR-radar  May 1, 2020 • 6:15:11pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good. The Republican SA has been allowed far too much leeway in this country.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 6:17:00pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

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THANK YOU GOVERNOR NEWSOM!!!!!!

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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 6:18:02pm

The money laundering hasn’t stopped.

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danarchy  May 1, 2020 • 6:18:10pm

re: #105 EPR-radar

Good. The Republican SA has been allowed far too much leeway in this country.

So to my knowledge these people didn’t have guns, they were arrested for not leaving the statehouse stairs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:19:27pm
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Florida Panhandler  May 1, 2020 • 6:22:29pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

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The only thing Donald Trump sees as “real” is his 100% Fake Phony Fraud TV persona.

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Sherlock Hound  May 1, 2020 • 6:26:47pm

re: #103 I Would Prefer Not To

Tawana Brawley
en.wikipedia.org

I will never forgive Al Sharpton for this. It did long term damage to the city and race relations.

Al was responsible. I forgive Tawana, as she was just a kid who fucked up, and that’s on a day ending in Y. Al made this mess.

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gocart mozart  May 1, 2020 • 6:27:39pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 1, 2020 • 6:30:30pm

re: #100 retired cynic

Should We Always Believe Women?
We fail to empower them when we suggest that they are exempt from the flaws associated with the human condition. by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

Begins with a short clip from the Molly Ivins film (I just found out if I got my fingers off on the keyboard, film becomes fukn: factoid of the day) Raise Hell, and goes right on to address the issue of not all women are always believable. Including the black women who remembered the false claims that got black men lynched.

This is a good line (imo)

Women should be believed until there is reason to doubt them

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 6:37:47pm

re: #112 gocart mozart

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I forwarded David’s tweet to the FBI.

The Proud Boys are a full blown terrorist organization and must be shut down.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:38:20pm
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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 6:39:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:40:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:43:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:49:04pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 1, 2020 • 6:49:08pm

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

Are we going to find that the same people who threw human blood samples in a capitol building (I can’t recall where) are also in this mix?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2020 • 6:49:58pm

re: #120 Sherlock Hound

would not surprise me in the least

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 6:52:55pm

Well I asked this before. Now I ask it again!

How many Republican Senators and Congressmembers are willing to kill themselves for Wall Street?

How many of them are willing to sacrifice their mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, grandchildren for Wall Street?

How much of the Republican base must die before they act?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 1, 2020 • 6:56:23pm

The felines are happy campers this evening.

My neighbor was cleaning up around her small patio and opted to pull a catnip plant that had gotten a good start on the spring and was already 2’ tall with a lot of leaves but no blooms yet. So I got it.

Been drying rinsed off leaves in the oven for the past few hours and the whole apartment smells like catnip. A couple of stalks went into a vase with water and Fat Cat has been chewing a leaf off of there now and then. And Chat Noir found where I had rinsed leaves drying on paper towels before they went into the oven and helped himself there. Tuxedo Cat was given some shredded fresh leaves so she wouldn’t feel left out.

And I’ll pass a baggie of the dried leaves off to my other neighbor so that the Neighbor Cats benefit from this largess as well.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 1, 2020 • 7:01:50pm

re: #123 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Careful there, my scaly friend. You might become the neighborhood dealer for the felines in the area.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 1, 2020 • 7:03:09pm

re: #123 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Drug dealer!!!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 1, 2020 • 7:04:49pm

re: #124 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Careful there, my scaly friend. You might become the neighborhood dealer for the felines in the area.

heh. That was already established. Have it coming up in 2-3 of my plant pots and know of 2-3 locations near the apartment building it’s growing wild. It’s mint family, barring flamethrowers it’ll spread on its own if you give it half a chance.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 1, 2020 • 7:06:10pm

re: #126 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

As it is in my backyard. I may have mentioned before that our outdoor feline, Moonshine, is very pleased with our arrangement.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 1, 2020 • 7:07:46pm

Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HIPPO AND A ZIPPO?

A. ONE IS REALLY HEAVY AND THE OTHER IS A LITTLE LIGHTER.

(I’ll go to my room now.)

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Belafon  May 1, 2020 • 7:09:03pm

Got this in an email from the DNC:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 1, 2020 • 7:10:09pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 1, 2020 • 7:11:22pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

How was he able to hold a fundraiser with 2,200 people during the pandemic? What am I missing?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 1, 2020 • 7:11:44pm

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

Speaking of anti-vaxxers being used by the right-wing manipulation machine:

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America is full of delusional people.

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Belafon  May 1, 2020 • 7:12:37pm

re: #131 GlutenFreeJesus

How was he able to hold a fundraiser with 2,200 people during the pandemic? What am I missing?

It’s a Zoom meeting. Hence the joke.

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sagehen  May 1, 2020 • 7:15:09pm

re: #103 I Would Prefer Not To

Tawana Brawley
en.wikipedia.org

I will never forgive Al Sharpton for this. It did long term damage to the city and race relations.

And Crown Heights.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 1, 2020 • 7:15:33pm

re: #133 Belafon

lol ok I totally missed that part smh

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 1, 2020 • 7:20:49pm

Feel it’s only fair to include the stupid shit Musk tweeted that Jr. Jenius responded to

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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 7:21:12pm
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plansbandc  May 1, 2020 • 7:25:25pm

More wisdom from my FB group on why tRump banned Fauci from reporting to Congress:

Because he’s a lying little bitch in Bill Gates back pocket? These two look like Pinkey and the Brain set on world domination. They need to take a few steps BACK. These ideas they are having about cards to prove you are immune are suspiciously like the yellow stars they made Jews wear…..just sayin’.

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stpaulbear  May 1, 2020 • 7:26:28pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

I wonder…

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I’m thinking more like:

Kagemusha

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A Three Hour Tour  May 1, 2020 • 7:27:17pm

re: #122 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well I asked this before. Now I ask it again!

How many Republican Senators and Congressmembers are willing to kill themselves for Wall Street?

How many of them are willing to sacrifice their mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, grandchildren for Wall Street?

How much of the Republican base must die before they act?

“All of them, Katie.”

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Rightwingconspirator  May 1, 2020 • 7:27:41pm

re: #138 plansbandc

Right. The stupid fucks that believe in windmill cancer, bleach as a cure, and you can get a test anytime you want a test for COVID are Gates and WHO skeptics.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 7:30:06pm

re: #129 Belafon

Got this in an email from the DNC:

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Perhaps a number of people passed on a bit of the stimulus!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 1, 2020 • 7:32:19pm
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Rightwingconspirator  May 1, 2020 • 7:33:04pm

Well dammit. One of those people as close to family as it gets has COVID. 65, lifetime smoker, lives alone. Gonna step up for this guy. Keep an eye out for him.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 1, 2020 • 7:35:38pm

re: #143 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Once there was a saying “whistling past the graveyard”. Not sure what the beach party version would be.

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stpaulbear  May 1, 2020 • 7:36:08pm

re: #81 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
Calling all musicians: we can’t let these fucking Nazis co-opt the term “boogaloo.”

Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo Lyrics

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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 7:37:11pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 7:47:19pm

re: #132 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Speaking of anti-vaxxers being used by the right-wing manipulation machine:

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America is full of delusional people.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 1, 2020 • 7:51:34pm

Lubbock ca. 1962. This was later known as the Fine Arts drive-in and specialized in really cheap last-run European soft-core porn. One time when I was spending the summer there, they had dollar a carload night so ten of us piled into a friend’s decrepit International Travelall and paid a dime apiece to get in. It wasn’t worth it. Btw, the lunar nudist movie is available in its entirety on YouTube, another wonder of the internet.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 1, 2020 • 7:54:53pm

re: #136 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The flu season is already basically over, and the data even two months ago indicated flu deaths were relatively low this season.

BTW, the “season” starts in fall.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 7:55:58pm

re: #149 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Lubbock ca. 1962. This was later known as the Fine Arts drive-in and specialized in really cheap last-run European soft-core porn. One time when I was spending the summer there, they had dollar a carload night. Ten of us piled into a friend’s decrepit International Travel all and paid a dime apiece to get in. It wasn’t worth it. Btw, the lunar nudist movie is available in its entirety on YouTube, another wonder of the internet.

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Pittsburgh had the “Art Cinema” which premiered Deep Throat…

OMG! Doris Wishman! The genius who also brought us the Jerry Lewis imitator Sammy Petrillo in Is There Sex After Marriage and Keyholes are for Peeping.

Her immortal pair of films with Chesty Morgan—Deadly Weapons (With Pitt Grad Harry Reems) and Double Agent 73…I remember when then Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) DA Bob Duggan seized those films…and the backlash that generated.

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DodgerFan1988  May 1, 2020 • 7:57:28pm

Nope, not a racist at all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 7:59:22pm

re: #152 DodgerFan1988

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Nope, not a racist at all.

…but she plays one on You Tube…and Google gladly gives her a pass!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 1, 2020 • 8:09:06pm
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Belafon  May 1, 2020 • 8:10:22pm

A wonder if people have really pondered the ramifications of what Abbott said. He was being a bit realistic, and expecting a second surge this fall in cases. He was mentioning that they will be stocking PPE, which is good. But if we get a surge big enough to require sufficient equipment, that means we’re shutting down again.

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Decatur Deb  May 1, 2020 • 8:11:52pm

re: #155 Belafon

A wonder if people have really pondered the ramifications of what Abbott said. He was being a bit realistic, and expecting a second surge this fall in cases. He was mentioning that they will be stocking PPE, which is good. But if we get a surge big enough to require sufficient equipment, that means we’re shutting down again.

Just in time for November.

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gocart mozart  May 1, 2020 • 8:15:37pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 1, 2020 • 8:17:08pm

Who needs a working fridge during a pandemic? Who? Hahahahaha…ha…ha…

I do not recommend Samsung French-door style fridges unless they’ve made a design change that reduces the chances of ice build-up that blocks the fan and lets your fridge get nice and warm! But slowly! Over months! So you don’t notice until the milk goes bad repeatedly!

Anyway, if you do happen to have one of these fridges and need advice on how to work your way through the defrosting process and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again, well I’ve got plenty of resources to share now.

(Fridge has gotten below 40 degrees today for what is probably the first time in months. And most of what was lost was due to get cleaned out anyway. Saved the freezer contents. Fuck this week.)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 1, 2020 • 8:19:24pm

re: #158 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Please share. Thanks.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2020 • 8:19:55pm

re: #158 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Who needs a working fridge during a pandemic? Who? Hahahahaha…ha…ha…

I do not recommend Samsung French-door style fridges unless they’ve made a design change that reduces the chances of ice build-up that blocks the fan and lets your fridge get nice and warm! But slowly! Over months! So you don’t notice until the milk goes bad repeatedly!

Anyway, if you do happen to have one of these fridges and need advice on how to work your way through the defrosting process and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again, well I’ve got plenty of resources to share now.

(Fridge has gotten below 40 degrees today for what is probably the first time in months. And most of what was lost was due to get cleaned out anyway. Saved the freezer contents. Fuck this week.)

There was a time when Mom and Dad would only buy Sears appliances because they had repairmen at their beck and call. Until the last time in 1994 when Dad bought a new Sears refrigerator which continually broke down…and there were no more Sears repairmen…

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Belafon  May 1, 2020 • 8:20:12pm

re: #158 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I had to thaw mine out a couple of months ago. I have had mine about 12 years and will probably replace it later this year.

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Decatur Deb  May 1, 2020 • 8:21:52pm

re: #158 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Who needs a working fridge during a pandemic? Who? Hahahahaha…ha…ha…

I do not recommend Samsung French-door style fridges unless they’ve made a design change that reduces the chances of ice build-up that blocks the fan and lets your fridge get nice and warm! But slowly! Over months! So you don’t notice until the milk goes bad repeatedly!

Anyway, if you do happen to have one of these fridges and need advice on how to work your way through the defrosting process and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again, well I’ve got plenty of resources to share now.

(Fridge has gotten below 40 degrees today for what is probably the first time in months. And most of what was lost was due to get cleaned out anyway. Saved the freezer contents. Fuck this week.)

Last month I had to replace the defrost thermostat on my Roper. It was doing the repeated frost buildup. (There are vids on YT.) The part costs $11.00, took an hour, if you can find where it goes. That is the most common failure, followed by the defrost timer. Worked my way through school on a GE reefer assembly line.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 8:23:27pm

re: #160 Joe Bacon 🌹

There was a time when Mom and Dad would only buy Sears appliances because they had repairmen at their beck and call. Until the last time in 1994 when Dad bought a new Sears refrigerator which continually broke down…and there were no more Sears repairmen…

My parents did that, for decades, and the only thing that stopped it was… well, they didn’t outlive their appliances. There was some unpleasantness over a washer and dryer, but they were allowing me to wash my clothes at their house, and I think I may have overdone the load limit a time or three. Anyway, they got new ones. When they died, my husband and I moved to this house because it was on one level, and all appliances are still on go.

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retired cynic  May 1, 2020 • 8:25:45pm

re: #163 retired cynic

Oh, gosh. Knock wood.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 1, 2020 • 8:30:12pm

re: #159 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend doing it unless you have to. (I had visible ice coming out of the vents in the “Twin Cooling” panel in the back of the fridge.)

Easy way: you can trigger a manual defrost of the fridge compartment by pressing the “fridge” plus “eco mode” buttons for ~10 seconds to enter the factory menu. Should make two beeps and give you a blank screen. Press the fridge button a few times to get “rD” to displace - this starts a defrost of the fridge compartment. Runs for about 20-30 minutes, will beep every 10 seconds or so while it does it. Plus side: you don’t have to take the food out. Downside: it beeps every 10 seconds or so.

Hard way: All the food out. All the shelves out. I had to get a screwdriver involved to pop the center shelf out. Google to see if you can find the service manual for your specific model - I was lucky and found mine. There’s also a lot of videos on Youtube - this is a good general example.

Fixing Samsung Fridge Ice Buildup and Leaking Water under Crisper Tray

I did NOT use a hair dryer because by all accounts the plastic is pretty thin and melts easily. We put bowls of boiling hot water in the fridge and shut the door and also taped a heating pad to the back. Not sure if that helped a lot but probably about 6 hours from start of the process until the ice had defrosted enough to finally remove the back panel. Once I could take that off I was able to apply hot water directly to the ice on the fan and get that to melt, and I actually unscrewed the plastic around the fan to make sure I got all the ice out from there. Also ran hot water through the drain area a bunch until it finally started draining, because it had also frozen up. I did not run wire down the drain like several videos suggest but that was more due to lack of wire on hand. Set up fans to get all the components nice and dry afterwards.

My best guess is that the icing happened on the copper refrigerant lines seen at the top right in the fridge, above the coils. That’s certainly where it was the thickest. I bought some pipe insulation tape during a trip to Home Depot on Tuesday in preparation and have wrapped them both to hopefully prevent this from happening again. Then put the fridge carefully back together. Take the time to clean the bloody shelves because you’ve got the whole fucking thing taken apart anyway. Pray that it works again. Sing praises when it starts cooling.

Start to finish the process was probably a good 8-9 hours yesterday. I spent at least an hour discovering I could probably fit inside the fridge with all the shelves removed if I needed to.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 1, 2020 • 8:32:49pm

re: #162 Decatur Deb

Last month I had to replace the defrost thermostat on my Roper. It was doing the repeated frost buildup. (There are vids on YT.) The part costs $11.00, took an hour, if you can find where it goes. That is the most common failure, followed by the defrost timer. Worked my way through school on a GE reefer assembly line.

I made the comment to mr. klys last night that this is why he arranged for us to have to relight the pilot light on the hot water heater the second time I spent the weekend at his house. (Now ours.) Otherwise how would he have known that I was up for any other handy challenges that would come along?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 1, 2020 • 8:33:43pm

OK, it’s confirmed. 2020’s operating system is corrupted and needs to be reinstalled

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Decatur Deb  May 1, 2020 • 8:37:46pm

re: #165 klys (maker of Silmarils)

When you saw the coolant line it should have had something like this clipped to it. That’s the likely villain the next time you need to go into it.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 1, 2020 • 8:38:29pm

I moved into my apartment about 30 years ago, with an “older” fridge and stove. Both still working.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  May 1, 2020 • 8:45:55pm

re: #151 Joe Bacon 🌹

Groovy! Always good to find other Doris Wishman fans

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 1, 2020 • 8:49:36pm

re: #168 Decatur Deb

When you saw the coolant line it should have had something like this clipped to it. That’s the likely villain the next time you need to go into it.

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It’s Samsung so it was covered in plastic and then some …melted goo plastic mess that matched what I’d seen in other people’s photos.

It’s also on the inflow instead of the outflow which is apparently not the normal way to do things but hahaha Samsung.

If it had been easy to shift it I would have while I had the thing open but the mess kind of deterred that on this attempt. I think it’s likely we’ll replace this fridge in the next year, especially if it happens again (which seems likely, unfortunately, based on other people’s experiences) but we were trying to avoid having an emergency replacement done while under shelter in place. I do have a few candidates to look up for potential replacements though.

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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 8:50:12pm

re: #167 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

OK, it’s confirmed. 2020’s operating system is corrupted and needs to be reinstalled

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When I first read that I wondered why he was eating underwear.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 1, 2020 • 8:53:11pm

Fun fact: chest freezers are backordered in my area until the middle of July.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 1, 2020 • 8:53:50pm

re: #165 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Holy cow. Thanks!!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 1, 2020 • 8:56:32pm

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Holy cow. Thanks!!

It’s a process. If yours isn’t bad, the menu defrost might be enough.

I pulled about 4-5 chunks of ice about the size of my hand out of the fridge, not to mention all the smaller bits.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 1, 2020 • 8:59:26pm

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 1, 2020 • 8:59:27pm

re: #172 Dread Pirate

When I first read that I wondered why he was eating underwear.

Me too!

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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 9:04:42pm
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austin_blue  May 1, 2020 • 9:10:06pm

Just watched the National Theatre Production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Monster and Jonny Lee Miller as The Doctor.

Brilliant.

On YouTube for free for the next week.

Official Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature | Free National Theatre Full Play

Watch it. Really.

Danny Boyle directed it.

Gah. So good.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 1, 2020 • 9:24:06pm
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Rightwingconspirator  May 1, 2020 • 9:24:29pm

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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 9:31:42pm

KARE11 must support Nazis.

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Romantic Heretic  May 1, 2020 • 9:32:08pm

re: #60 jaunte

To quote a sign I saw earlier today,

Guys? The guns do not make your dick look bigger. they just make you look loike a bigger dick.

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Romantic Heretic  May 1, 2020 • 9:41:35pm

re: #92 Backwoods_Sleuth

To the woman in that photo.

Die, you Nazi bitch!

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goddamnedfrank  May 1, 2020 • 9:51:05pm
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Jebediah, RBG  May 1, 2020 • 9:55:56pm

From several threads ago:
re: #182 Jay C

Can you provide us a link?
Our cheapo masks are getting grungy, and I’d love to get a new one without having to check into an ER (they’re still unobtainable here outside the healthcare profession)….
Might as well keep the business “in-house” if possible.

Shopify is delayed due to some integration something something, but her Etsy site is now live.

etsy.com

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austin_blue  May 1, 2020 • 9:56:56pm

Oh, and next Thursday, the two leads switch roles. Can’t wait.

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austin_blue  May 1, 2020 • 10:05:42pm

Night all, sweet scaly dreams. Tomorrow we will wake up to the accelerating Texas nightmare.

But we are reopening!

She Who Must Be Obeyed and I will continue to hunker down.

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Dave In Austin  May 1, 2020 • 10:07:40pm
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jaunte  May 1, 2020 • 10:08:34pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 1, 2020 • 10:11:54pm
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William Lewis  May 1, 2020 • 10:30:22pm

re: #187 austin_blue

Oh, and next Thursday, the two leads switch roles. Can’t wait.

Who is playing Igor? < running, jumping and hiding >

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 1, 2020 • 10:42:48pm

Yet another smoking gun that Republicans are committed to ignoring, preferring to believe in a monolithic “russo-phobic” media conspiracy for which not a shred of evidence exists.
See surprising location of Russian troll factory

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 1, 2020 • 10:44:21pm

hi

Nebraska Panhandle numbers for May 1:

Total cases: 49 (+2)
Recovered: 37 (+1, the seventy year-old woman in my county went home today)
Tests: 1,005 (a rounding error of 0% of the populace)
Largests groups are still 40-49 years old, and women (2/3)

Panhandle Public Health District has received accreditation.

PPHD joins the growing ranks of accredited health departments in a strong commitment to their public health mission. Residents of a community served by a nationally accredited health department can be assured that their health department has demonstrated the capacity to protect and promote the health of that community.
Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN | President and CEO - PHAB (Public Health Accreditation Board)

Other news: Early voting is way up. For the 2018 election, only 85 ballots were sent in throughout the Panhandle (the cities have polling stations). For this primary, over 1,000 have already been received (the primary is May 13).

Statewide:
Total cases: 4,838 (+508)
Total tested: 29,557 (a rounding error of 0% of the populace)
Deaths: 73 (+5)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 1, 2020 • 10:47:33pm

re: #193 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Yet another smoking gun that Republicans are committed to ignoring, preferring to believe in a monolithic “russo-phobic” media conspiracy for which not a shred of evidence exists.
See surprising location of Russian troll factory

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 1, 2020 • 10:53:57pm

re: #190 jaunte

Good on that pastor.

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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 10:54:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 1, 2020 • 10:57:43pm
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Dread Pirate  May 1, 2020 • 11:01:17pm

re: #198 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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He has just the right amount of fat to make good BBQ. He better watch out.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  May 1, 2020 • 11:05:23pm

re: #199 Dread Pirate

i dunno .. probably too many soy additives

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Targetpractice  May 1, 2020 • 11:20:54pm

re: #180 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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To me, the absolute nadir of this whole joke of a “scandal” was the moment that the WaPo editorial staff admitted outright that they know Trump has dozens of accusers and has outright boasted about being a sexual predator, but they won’t bother to actually investigate because he’ll just slap them around and deny it all. But Biden has to be held to a higher standard because…well, because.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 1, 2020 • 11:31:55pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

To me, the absolute nadir of this whole joke of a “scandal” was the moment that the WaPo editorial staff admitted outright that they know Trump has dozens of accusers and has outright boasted about being a sexual predator, but they won’t bother to actually investigate because he’ll just slap them around and deny it all. But Biden has to be held to a higher standard because…well, because.

Well, the good news is that he can meet that standard.

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thecommodore  May 1, 2020 • 11:34:04pm

So Tara Reade is posting Candace Owens tweets.

She is this decade’s Juanita Broaddrick or Kathleen Willey. How long before Hannity devotes the entire hour of his show to interviewing her? How long before Larry Elder - the king of whataboutism - starts asking “What about Tara Reade?” when someone points out Trump’s 25 accusers?

She’s as phoney as a three dollar bill.

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Targetpractice  May 1, 2020 • 11:50:52pm

re: #203 thecommodore

So Tara Reade is posting Candace Owens tweets.

She is this decade’s Juanita Broaddrick or Kathleen Willey. How long before Hannity devotes the entire hour of his show to interviewing her? How long before Larry Elder - the king of whataboutism - starts asking “What about Tara Reade?” when someone points out Trump’s 25 accusers?

She’s as phoney as a three dollar bill.

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She’s scheduled to be on Faux News Sunday, so I suppose we’ll see how she handles being in front of a camera. Her insistence is that she’s tried to get other networks to bring her in for an interview, but none have taken her up on the offer.

I can’t imagine why…///////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 1, 2020 • 11:51:49pm

re: #22 jaunte

13 states reporting 1000+ new cases today, so the hometown newspaper is promoting going out to eat.

There is still carryout.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 1, 2020 • 11:54:07pm

re: #44 retired cynic

It’s Not Unfair to Point Out Republicans Have an Acquired Partial Immunity to This, Charlie Pierce

Delaware Papers are the new Benghazi e-mails

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 1, 2020 • 11:55:56pm

re: #52 jaunte

Beer spoils? I’m shocked.

Soviet-era breweries intentionally did not pasteurize their beer so that it only kept for 2-3 days to prevent hoarding. When buying beer, it was always important to note the bottling date stamped on the cap.

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Targetpractice  May 1, 2020 • 11:59:29pm

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Delaware Papers are the new Benghazi e-mails

They’re not going to have anywhere near that staying power, it’s going to end up being more like the speech transcripts that Berners thought would be the silver bullet in the primaries. You might remember that when they finally did get their hands on some of those transcripts, instead of the secretive banking cabal putting together an agreement with Hillary to sell the country to them, it was all about women empowerment in the workplace and cultivating talented women execs.

The media response to that? Crickets, with perhaps a muttering here or there that the transcripts were not all that revealing.

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thecommodore  May 2, 2020 • 12:00:11am

re: #204 Targetpractice

She’s scheduled to be on Faux News Sunday, so I suppose we’ll see how she handles being in front of a camera. Her insistence is that she’s tried to get other networks to bring her in for an interview, but none have taken her up on the offer.

I can’t imagine why…///////

There it is. Hannity’s next.

But seriously, I’m trying to get my head around the logic of this whole thing. Clearly, the right believes #MeToo has gone too far - “why should we take decades-old accusations seriously?” So now Joe Biden’s accuser makes a nearly three decades old accusation, and if she isn’t believed, and you believed Christine Blasey Ford, then you’re a hypocrite.

All while the current count of Trump accusers is at 25.

By the way, Brett Kavanaugh, against whom decades-old accusations were made, was still confirmed.

So what’s their beef?

To cast doubt on any woman who makes an accusation against a powerful man.

Because that’s how conservatives role.

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ericblair  May 2, 2020 • 12:29:26am

re: #209 thecommodore

There it is. Hannity’s next.

But seriously, I’m trying to get my head around the logic of this whole thing. Clearly, the right believes #MeToo has gone too far - “why should we take decades-old accusations seriously?” So now Joe Biden’s accuser makes a nearly three decades old accusation, and if she isn’t believed, and you believed Christine Blasey Ford, then you’re a hypocrite.

All while the current count of Trump accusers is at 25.

Mainly, this is a political weapon being pushed by hyperpoliticized people for whom objective truth is irrelevant or doesn’t actually exist. To believe that about truth, you either need to be seriously privileged or insane, and probably both.

What complicates this is that it’s a Bernie dead-ender thing, not a Republican thing. A couple of days ago Trump spouted off a bit about the Reade accusations: from a political perspective, he should have just shrugged and kept out of it. Instead, he lurched right into “false accusations, I know all about that”, because of course it has to be about Trump. So the Republicans are going to have a problem running with this if the yam keeps cutting it off at the knees.

The hyperpoliticization is why Trump and the MAGAts think they’ve won when states “open up.” Since it got twisted in their minds into a completely political us-versus-them like everything else in the past three years, they figure that as soon as they’ve won the political battle it’s over. The fact that little balls of proteins and fats don’t give a shit about media coverage and political leverage means that the viruses will just do their thing with all the new hosts and the disease spread will get worse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 12:37:45am

re: #173 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Fun fact: chest freezers are backordered in my area until the middle of July.

in anticipation of the Great Meat Shortage

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Eventual Carrion  May 2, 2020 • 12:39:08am

re: #60 jaunte

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 12:48:03am

re: #209 thecommodore

There it is. Hannity’s next.

But seriously, I’m trying to get my head around the logic of this whole thing. Clearly, the right believes #MeToo has gone too far - “why should we take decades-old accusations seriously?” So now Joe Biden’s accuser makes a nearly three decades old accusation, and if she isn’t believed, and you believed Christine Blasey Ford, then you’re a hypocrite.

All while the current count of Trump accusers is at 25.

By the way, Brett Kavanaugh, against whom decades-old accusations were made, was still confirmed.

So what’s their beef?

To cast doubt on any woman who makes an accusation against a powerful man.

Because that’s how conservatives role.

Wingnuts don’t think that #MeToo has gone too far, they think the very existence of it is evidence that feminism has gone too far. Canned Ass made that pretty apparent in her tweet, they view the apparent “failure” of the movement as indicative that feminism has “failed.” And it’s not simply about Kavanaugh (it most is), it’s also about Bill Cosby and Jeff Epstein and other prominent conservative men who have either been brought down by the movement or can attribute their downfall to it. It’s part of the greater “cultural war,” a war that the wingnuts believe they are losing and which Trump’s presidency was supposed to turn in their favor.

The other reason is pretty familiar: wingnut grievance culture, the nursing of grudges for years or even decades against anybody and everybody. Even if they ultimately “won” and got Kavanaugh on the bench, they still nurse a grudge that he was ever “attacked” in the first place by Senate Dems. A powerful man was not only questioned about his fitness to serve, but the very idea that being a man was in some way “wrong” set them off. So even if they fail to stop Biden, they will still consider it a “victory” because they will believe that the entire #MeToo movement has been judged by Biden’s opponents as having “failed.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 12:52:30am

re: #202 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Well, the good news is that he can meet that standard.

objectively, yes, but for the rest of the campaign he will be “dogged by allegations of rape”…

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 1:00:58am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

objectively, yes, but for the rest of the campaign he will be “dogged by allegations of rape”…

The fact that the media are giving this more attention than they did the idea that he was suffering from “cognitive decline” does not mean it will ultimately go anywhere.

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Eventual Carrion  May 2, 2020 • 1:05:26am

re: #145 Rightwingconspirator

Once there was a saying “whistling past the graveyard”. Not sure what the beach party version would be.

Playing volleyball in the graveyard?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 1:16:50am

re: #215 Targetpractice

The fact that the media are giving this more attention than they did the idea that he was suffering from “cognitive decline” does not mean it will ultimately go anywhere.

We live in the age of the New Media Reality, where #TrendingOnTwitter is a news item in itself because it’s easier to have an unpaid intern trawl the web for stories than to actually pay reporters to go out and cover stories.

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 1:28:30am

re: #217 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We live in the age of the New Media Reality, where #TrendingOnTwitter is a news item in itself because it’s easier to have an unpaid intern trawl the web for stories than to actually pay reporters to go out and cover stories.

This hoax has been trending (off and on) on Twitter for over a month. And even now, the media only seem to be taking it on sufferance, an “optics” piece because any time they try to claim that the whole thing is “credible,” a corporate lawyer clears his throat and shakes his head. They’re so desperately grasping at straws that they’re now entertaining conspiracy theories about NDAs and other complaints that were spirited away to the University of Delaware the moment Biden left the Senate.

Or, to put it in a more digestible form, “Pentagon UFOs” was trending the other day. It was a flash-in-the-pan story, most media outlets treating it more as a joke than a serious story. “The media are talking about it” doesn’t mean much more than the media are filling airtime with whatever they can get their hands on.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 1:39:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 1:55:24am

re: #218 Targetpractice

Or, to put it in a more digestible form, “Pentagon UFOs” was trending the other day. It was a flash-in-the-pan story, most media outlets treating it more as a joke than a serious story. “The media are talking about it” doesn’t mean much more than the media are filling airtime with whatever they can get their hands on.

And that is why they love Trump, nobody fills airtime like he can…he provides them with daily outrageous tweets, off-the-cuff meme-ready statements (shooting bleach, windmill cancer, covfefe, etc.) and they have no vested interest in seeing that show cancelled, even if it means four more years of absolute government train wreck.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 1:59:29am

re: #145 Rightwingconspirator

Once there was a saying “whistling past the graveyard”. Not sure what the beach party version would be.

“Whistling past the Surf Nazis?”

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 2:04:09am

re: #221 Anymouse 🌹🏡

“Whistling past the Surf Nazis?”

Jerry don’t surf.

//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 2:06:02am

re: #222 Targetpractice

Jerry don’t surf.

//

Some did, but they all had to die.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 2:22:18am

re: #152 DodgerFan1988

Nope, not a racist at all.

“This isn’t be being a racist, but… .” is not really a strong opener on showing how not racist you are.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 2:27:11am

Residents of Monument Rehabilitation and Care Center got to take part in a “drive-by wave” Friday as their friends, children, grandchildren and loved ones drove by to wave hello to those they can’t visit in person.

With no in-person visits allowed, families have come up with alternatives. Some have stopped outside their loved one’s window. Others have called for a Skype video visit. A couple of musicians, a violinist and a guitarist, have played at residents’ windows.

starherald.com

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DodgerFan1988  May 2, 2020 • 2:38:40am

Not a parody. This is not the Onion.

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 2:40:37am

Threads like these are why I’m pretty confident that Tara’s BS won’t survive the summer:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 2:40:38am

Down the road in Wyoming, restaurants and overnight campgrounds can open May 15 with some precautions.

Wyoming’s Health Department site is a little hard to collate data from.

covidtracking.com

The largest number of cases continue to be in Fremont County, the west central county in ski country all the rich people from Colorado fled to when this started. Fremont County’s hospital is not capable of handling the crush, so cases are being shuttled elsewhere.

Positive tests: 559 (+15)
Hospitalised: 56 (no change)
Deaths: 7 (no change)

Only two counties have no cases: Weston (borders South Dakota) and Platte (north of Laramie [Cheyenne] and west of Goshen [Torrington]). Both are very rural (though not as rural as my county).

health.wyo.gov

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 2:55:38am

Seems like somebody is beginning to doubt the story she was coached to repeat:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 3:07:28am

re: #227 Targetpractice

Threads like these are why I’m pretty confident that Tara’s BS won’t survive the summer:

It will survive as long as “concerned” sites keep bringing it up, which they will not stop.

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Dr Lizardo  May 2, 2020 • 3:25:35am

re: #221 Anymouse 🌹🏡

“Whistling past the Surf Nazis?”

And as we all know, Surf Nazis Must Die.

Surf Nazis Must Die - trailer

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 3:25:50am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It will survive as long as “concerned” sites keep bringing it up, which they will not stop.

The “concerned” sites also thought that Hillary’s speeches were big news and disqualifying. The media gave up on them right after the convention and the only thing that kept them alive at that point was Trump thinking he could get some political mileage out of the “controversy.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 3:29:13am

re: #232 Targetpractice

The “concerned” sites also thought that Hillary’s speeches were big news and disqualifying. The media gave up on them right after the convention and the only thing that kept them alive at that point was Trump thinking he could get some political mileage out of the “controversy.”

I recall being in an airport in 2016, and all the TVs were tuned into CNN, which was showing an empty podium waiting for Trump to come out and give some explanation of where his (now defunct) charitable foundation had “spent” its funding.

At the same time, Hillary was giving a speech on improving job opportunities for the handicapped. That really told me a lot about what the networks considered “newsworthy”.

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 3:32:27am

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall being in an airport in 2016, and all the TVs were tuned into CNN, which was showing an empty podium waiting for Trump to come out and give some explanation of where his (now defunct) charitable foundation had “spent” its funding.

At the same time, Hillary was giving a speech on improving job opportunities for the handicapped. That really told me a lot about what the networks considered “newsworthy”.

Exactly. And which do you think is getting more attention right now: “Biden denies 27 year old rape allegations” or “White House won’t allow Dr. Fauci to testify to Congress, Trump moves to replace watch dog who called him on his corona virus failures”?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 3:46:28am

Gentle music for this era of human craziness:

Cello & Harp Duets - Sarah Joy and Jennifer Miller

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 3:49:05am

That collection of harps in the background… that’s some little cache of expensive instruments.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 3:51:17am

Maybe Alex Jones is talking about eating his neighbours because he’s one of the Visitors from the NBC mini-series “V”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 2, 2020 • 3:55:00am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Soviet-era breweries intentionally did not pasteurize their beer so that it only kept for 2-3 days to prevent hoarding. When buying beer, it was always important to note the bottling date stamped on the cap.

Beer will keep without pasteurization. Depends on the hop content, is it filtered, does it still contain live yeast, etc. It can also retain its quality. In fact beer can improve with age.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 3:57:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 3:59:46am

re: #238 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Beer will keep without pasteurization. Depends on the hop content, is it filtered, does it still contain live yeast, etc. It can also retain its quality. In fact beer can improve with age.

Russian beer was designed to turn sour after 2-3 days to discourage people from hoarding.

When I lived in Moscow, they still had the beer tap kiosks, bring your own container. I would see guys showing up with a 3-liter pickle jar under each arm and getting them filled up: a Moscow 12-pack, I guess.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 4:05:27am

Up the road aways in South Dakota:

Active cases: 818
Positive cases: 2,525 (+76)
Currently hospitalised: 69
Deaths: 21 (+4)

Trend line charts are shown for infections, but South Dakota only shows trends since April 16, which allows them to show a downward trend on the official government site.

They compare those three-week trends with five years of influenza infections, which gives the impression Covid-19 is falling like a regular flu season. (It’s quite disingenuous)

doh.sd.gov

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 2, 2020 • 4:06:23am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Their beer was designed to turn sour after 2-3 days to discourage people from hoarding.

When I lived in Moscow, they still had the beer tap kiosks, bring your own container. I would see guys showing up with a 3-liter pickle jar under each arm and getting them filled up: a Moscow 12-pack, I guess.

Right, but you conflated the lack of pasteurization to the shelf life. My grandpa told similar stories, only he used a bucket with fat around the lip so it wouldn’t foam. He grew up in Kentucky at the turn of the 19th century

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Dr Lizardo  May 2, 2020 • 4:11:03am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Russian beer was designed to turn sour after 2-3 days to discourage people from hoarding.

When I lived in Moscow, they still had the beer tap kiosks, bring your own container. I would see guys showing up with a 3-liter pickle jar under each arm and getting them filled up: a Moscow 12-pack, I guess.

They still do that here in Czech Republic. It’s pretty common.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 4:13:53am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 4:15:59am

Did you know it is World Naked Gardening Day?

HAPPY WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY EVERYONE!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 4:19:05am

re: #226 DodgerFan1988

Not a parody. This is not the Onion.

I do not want to see the XHamster video of those two. I’d give up editing erotic Romances and join an abbey or something.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 4:21:28am

re: #245 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Did you know it is World Naked Gardening Day?

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Way too fookin’ cold here for that.

It’s also National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

weather.gov

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 4:22:20am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I do not want to see the XHamster video of those two. I’d give up editing erotic Romances and join an abbey or something.

“Brother, why did you gouge your eyes out?”

“…I don’t want to talk about it.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 4:25:22am

I get wingnut religious E-mail.

Worry, anxiety and fear is a form of atheism.

Someone claims to be a Christian, but they are worried or fearful (say for example a worldwide pandemic that might kill you that ostensibly God created)?

You’re not a real Christian.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 2, 2020 • 4:30:21am

re: #249 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I get wingnut religious E-mail.

Someone claims to be a Christian, but they are worried or fearful (say for example a worldwide pandemic that might kill you that ostensibly God created)?

You’re not a real Christian.

You just don’t understand his plan….!!1!!1!

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Shropshire Slasher  May 2, 2020 • 4:35:01am

re: #245 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Reminds of a song

There’s a skeeter on my Peter whack it off.
(chorus) WHACK IT OFF!
There’s a skeeter on my Peter whack it off.
(chorus) WHACK IT OFF!
There’s a dozen on my cousin I can hear the bastard buzzin’ There’s a skeeter on my peter whack it off!

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Sherlock Hound  May 2, 2020 • 4:46:00am

The survivalists aren’t getting the apocalypse they wanted. That’s why they’re pissed.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 4:46:11am

re: #249 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I get wingnut religious E-mail.

Someone claims to be a Christian, but they are worried or fearful (say for example a worldwide pandemic that might kill you that ostensibly God created)?

You’re not a real Christian.

They seem to have a lack of faith in God’s plan.
//

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 4:47:27am

This video from yesterday already has 123 down votes. I wonder if those are from Pearl Jam fans taking umbrage?

Black - Pearl Jam (Orchestral Cover) ft. Cortnie Frazier

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 4:47:58am

re: #252 Sherlock Hound

Because this wasn’t the apocalypse they were promised. They were promised a wasteland; a sudden destruction of everything; with bodies littering the streets and a massive power vacuum, which they would get to fill.

Yes, they thought they would be admired and envied for their foresight and feared for their firepower.

Now they are are just suffering from endless bad hair days…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 4:50:24am

Because you need a math lesson early each morning:

Imaginary interest rates | Lockdown math ep. 5

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 4:51:05am

re: #252 Sherlock Hound

The survivalists aren’t getting the apocalypse they wanted. That’s why they’re pissed.

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That was pretty obvious when we saw the lines outside gun shops in the early days of the outbreak. All the morons on social media talking about how they had to have their guns because they might have to fight off “looters” who were gonna come for their supplies when social order began to break down.

They got wood at the fantasies about shooting black “looters” trying to break into their homes, only to end up with post-apocalypse blue balls when they realized the only thing in short supply was TP.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 4:54:41am

re: #257 Targetpractice

They got wood at the fantasies about shooting black “looters” trying to break into their homes, only to end up with post-apocalypse blue balls when they realized the only thing in short supply was TP.

At least they will be in better position when the meat supply chain breaks down.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 4:58:40am

re: #258 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At least they will be in better position when the meat supply chain breaks down.

Assuming they know how to handle the carcass and butcher it correctly and in a timely manner.

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 5:03:56am

re: #259 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Assuming they know how to handle the carcass and butcher it correctly and in a timely manner.

Something tells me a lot of these morons buy their venison from the local butcher.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 5:04:32am

re: #259 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Assuming they know how to handle the carcass and butcher it correctly and in a timely manner.

They will just go trade it for a box of frozen McNuggets

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Sherlock Hound  May 2, 2020 • 5:07:20am

re: #260 Targetpractice

Something tells me a lot of these morons buy their venison from the local butcher.

“Chicken tendies aren’t wild?”
“Hot Pockets don’t grow on trees?”
///

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 5:13:44am

re: #260 Targetpractice

Something tells me a lot of these morons buy their venison from the local butcher.

Assuming the local butcher has a spare set of equipment to process game and is operating legally.

Aside: In PA processing deer during hunting season was something you did yourself (like a friend of mine’s father), or paid someone to do it. A few butchers also processed deer, but could not use their regular equipment to do so since the deer carcass was not inspected meat, etc. etc. (which made a lot of sense.) And from an economic standpoint getting meat from a decent-sized doe worked out to about $3-4/lb after you took into account the hunting license, doe tag, processing cost, etc. etc.

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Targetpractice  May 2, 2020 • 5:15:48am
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jeffreyw  May 2, 2020 • 5:23:34am

Good morning!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 2, 2020 • 5:25:06am
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sagehen  May 2, 2020 • 5:27:00am

re: #259 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Assuming they know how to handle the carcass and butcher it correctly and in a timely manner.

aren’t there thousands of butcher shops who do this as a major part of their business every year? isn’t this the reason people buy that extra freezer they keep in the garage?

My dad only went deer hunting twice in his life (one of the orthopedists at his hospital grew up in West Virginia, he led the group)… Mom wouldn’t let him bring home the mounted head, but he did come back with a cardboard box full of football-sized pieces wrapped in butcher paper.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 5:35:56am

I was once invited by my neighbor in Sedona, Arizona, to dine on some elk liver from a creature which he had shot and whose stuffed head was mounted on the wall, staring down at the dinner table…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 5:36:20am

re: #267 sagehen

aren’t there thousands of butcher shops who do this as a major part of their business every year? isn’t this the reason people buy that extra freezer they keep in the garage?

My dad only went deer hunting twice in his life (one of the orthopedists at his hospital grew up in West Virginia, he led the group)… Mom wouldn’t let him bring home the mounted head, but he did come back with a cardboard box full of football-sized pieces wrapped in butcher paper.

Plenty who did. And you’d find them with a tent in back of the store with the extra butcher table and deer carcasses hanging there plus more stacked nearby. Plus there were people who just had the equipment, were probably not commercial butchers, and would process as well. (I guess they might have done local farm butchering as well, but never used one.)

I deer hunted a bit with a friend’s family in central-western PA for a number of years in the 90s. I got a buck once, and the skull/skin combo sat in a freezer for a year before I had it mounted. We weren’t trophy hunting as much as meat hunting, since the doe tags were rather prized due to the does generally being better eating.

That buck was one of the larger ones we got in that area until my friend’s father got a 10-point in the early 2000s. Comparatively smaller compared to the monsters up near where my brother lives in western NY. Difference between white-tails living in a river valley and eating a farmer’s corn (his) and white-tails living in former strip mine spill piles that have been partially remediated and living on stuff like pine browse.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 5:43:16am

re: #255 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, they thought they would be admired and envied for their foresight and feared for their firepower.

Now they are are just suffering from endless bad hair days…

Plus you can’t eat hoarded gold. It turns out hoarding liquor and cigarettes is much more valuable for trade items.

Or as some wrote on that thread, they weren’t expecting a feminine apocalypse (sorry for the stereotype) where baking and sewing are the valued skills, not posing with rifles.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 5:44:25am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was once invited by my neighbor in Sedona, Arizona, to dine on some elk liver from a creature which he had shot and whose stuffed head was mounted on the wall, staring down at the dinner table…

Elk hunting in PA is limited to two locations, just a few licenses given out per year, and has more stringent regulations than deer hunting. Which, IIRC, includes having enough people with you to pack out the meat you’re expected to have if you get one. (You’re not allowed to take vehicles into the game lands where the elk reside.)

I got moose once at a picnic where one of the participants had gone to Canada to hunt one and ending up packing out multiple hundreds of pounds of meat. It tastes like lean beef. (Isn’t there an Alaska bumper sticker: “Eat Moose. 10,000 wolves can’t be wrong.”)

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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 5:45:21am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It will survive as long as “concerned” sites keep bringing it up, which they will not stop.

And it will remain relevant as long as people on the left continue to worry about its impact.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 5:46:08am

re: #264 Targetpractice

These are exactly the sort of morans most military recruiters would turn away.

Such people who are anti-authoritarian and refuse to follow orders and directives really aren’t a good fit for the Armed Forces.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 5:49:37am

re: #273 Anymouse 🌹🏡

These are exactly the sort of morans most military recruiters would turn away.

Such people who are anti-authoritarian and refuse to follow orders and directives really aren’t a good fit for the Armed Forces.

And probably not anti-authoritarian as contrarian. Since I think they would be *very* authoritarian if *they* were the authorities.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 5:49:40am

re: #271 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Elk hunting in PA is limited to two locations, just a few licenses given out per year, and has more stringent regulations than deer hunting. Which, IIRC, includes having enough people with you to pack out the meat you’re expected to have if you get one. (You’re not allowed to take vehicles into the game lands where the elk reside.)

It is (or at least was back in the 80’s) highly limited in AZ with just a few permits per year issued by lottery.

I remember getting out on the roadside to pee while driving along the Mormon Lake Road outside Flagstaff and finding myself staring up at an elk standing on the other side of the fence.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 5:51:22am

re: #274 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And probably not anti-authoritarian as contrarian. Since I think they would be *very* authoritarian if *they* were the authorities.

cranky, confrontational and contrarian. makes you realize that is as much about personality type than about politics

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 5:52:13am

re: #276 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

cranky, confrontational and contrarian. makes you realize that is as much about personality type than about politics

GOP politics is aimed to appeal to that personality type.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 5:53:33am

re: #271 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Elk hunting in Nebraska is not hard to do. Age is limited to twelve and above.

Legal Weapons
• Rifles .25 caliber or larger that deliver at least 1,700 foot-pounds of energy at 100 yards
• Muzzleloading rifles .45 caliber or larger
• Long bows, compound bows, recurve bows and shoulder-fired, nonelectronic crossbows (with a draw weight of at least 125 pounds).
• Hand-thrown spears

Restrictions
• Ammunition with multiple projectiles is illegal.
• Semi-automatics capable of holding more than six cartridges is illegal.
• Full-metal jacket and incendiary bullets are illegal.
• Arrows and spears must have a sharpened hunting head with a blade of at least 7/16-inch cutting radius.
• Arrows and spears containing poison or stupefying chemical or having an explosive tip are illegal.
• Use of electronic calls for elk is illegal.

Unlawful Hunting Methods - It is unlawful to:
• chase, harass, run, kill or shoot at any elk from a moving motor vehicle or vessel.
• shoot from the right-of-way of a public road.
• carry a firearm on a snowmobile, except when it is unloaded and in a case.
• hunt from or with a snowmobile.
• use two-way radios, cell phones or any other electronic devices to transmit information about the location of any game animal or game bird to or from a conveyance of any type.
• use a spotlight or other artificial light from a vehicle or vessel while having in possession or control any firearm, crossbow or bow and arrow.

Season:
Archery bull: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020
Firearm bull: Sept. 21, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020
Antlerless Aug. 15, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020; Dec. 1, 2020 - Jan. 15, 2021

Hunting is prohibited where discharging firearms is outlawed.

Nebraska Hunting Regulations (goes to Nebraska Game & Parks Commission)

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Decatur Deb  May 2, 2020 • 5:56:40am

Deer hunting/butchering in Alabama is distinct from your local butcher (if you even have a local butcher). It’s done at “deer processing stations”, 1-2 man operations in concrete-block buildings all over the place. Our deer are fairly small, but over-plentiful. The hunts have generous annual bags, basically humanitarian hunting. A wasting disease is working its way down from TN, and could bring all this to an end.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 5:59:27am

re: #270 Anymouse 🌹🏡

“You go with the apocalypse you have, not the apocalypse you wish you had.”—post-civilisation Donald Rumsfeld.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 6:00:26am

re: #278 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Pretty similar to the PA game laws. Elk, as compared to white-tailed deer, is more restricted since they are not in PA in any large number and the license/tags for them are given out by lottery. A PA hunting license *is* essentially all you need to shoot a buck deer. The doe tags are controlled by game district and the primary method by which the DER attempts to control the deer population in the state. (And a few times they’ve issued unlimited doe tags for bow hunters in a few areas since those areas were getting overrun by deer and were highly populated counties with few/no opportunities to gun hunt in.)

Another difference you’ll see here and there is districts where you can’t hunt with rifles, but must use shotguns. My brother’s area in NY state is one - the hunters there are either using compound bows, or shotguns firing “pumpkinballs” which is essentially a .30 bullet in a sabot of a diameter to fit the shotgun. (Buckshot prohibited.) And for years in PA crossbow usage was prohibited as well.

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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 6:01:28am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 6:04:01am

re: #279 Decatur Deb

Deer hunting/butchering in Alabama is distinct from your local butcher (if you even have a local butcher). It’s done at “deer processing stations”, 1-2 man operations in concrete-block buildings all over the place. Our deer are fairly small, but over-plentiful. The hunts have generous annual bags, basically humanitarian hunting. A wasting disease is working its way down from TN, and could bring all this to an end.

CWD is a known factor in the PA deer populations. I have not read up on the spread there recently, but I think it had gotten into the areas I used to hunt in. (Would have to check with someone to verify.)

en.wikipedia.org

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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 6:05:05am
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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 6:06:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 6:10:54am

re: #281 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Here getting an elk license mostly involves applying for it at the public library. Accredited librarians in Nebraska are trained in accepting hunting licenses. (Gun shops can also issue licenses, but our gun shop owner doesn’t want to fiddle with Internet service because it costs too much.)

The same goes for antelope, deer, turkeys, waterfowl, &c.

The only lottery is for one hunting permit awarded in each district which allows the hunter to hunt one of each of the big game (deer, elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, &c).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 6:15:48am

re: #285 Belafon

From that thread:

Hey moran, how many people die of common colds (or are even hospitalised by them)?

Common cold is caused by rhinovirus, not coronavirus, but thanks for that wingnut derp.

SARS and MERS are kept in check by, you know, everything Trump didn’t do: Contact tracing, quarantines, lockdowns when they occur, &c.

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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 6:17:24am

We had seven new cases announced here in Rockwall county yesterday. The Rockwall county emergency management site has started breaking out Broadmoor, the long term health facility, out as its own count separate from the city.

If you look at a map of my small county, you will see that from west to east on the map, it goes Rockwall, Fate, and Royse City. Fate had been overperforming for its size, probably for two reasons: most of the people there had to leave in order to work, and they probably didn’t think the rules applied to them.

Now that it’s gone on for a bit, Royse City is starting to catch up. Which means it is spreading out away from Dallas.

Paris, Tx has 64 cases. It has a junior college there, but it seems pretty high for where it is.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 6:20:23am

Heavy thunder moving through the area. Shook the whole house.

Someone ordered severe thunderstorms all day using the LGF Amazon affiliate link from the National Weather Service.

You lucky devils, my Internet service will probably go out.

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Barefoot Grin  May 2, 2020 • 6:25:35am

And now for something completely different:

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Jay C  May 2, 2020 • 6:28:35am

re: #186 Jebediah, RBG

Thanks. Hope they come before the restrictions are lifted.
But even if so, I wouldn’t complain…..

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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 6:31:39am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹🏡

From that thread:

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Hey moran, how many people die of common colds (or are even hospitalised by them)?

Common cold is caused by rhinovirus, not coronavirus, but thanks for that wingnut derp.

SARS and MERS are kept in check by, you know, everything Trump didn’t do: Contact tracing, quarantines, lockdowns when they occur, &c.

I went and did some quick research. Did you know about 20% of all colds are caused by a type of coronavirus, and it’s most active in the winter to early spring.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 6:33:28am

re: #292 Belafon

I went and did some quick research. Did you know about 20% of all colds are caused by a type of coronavirus, and it’s most active in the winter to early spring.

No I did not. So I guess I have to retract that.

I’m still not aware of any significant number of people being hospitalised over colds though. I imagine it could happen (BOOM, laptop actually moved across my typewriter stand) but it seems really unlikely.

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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 6:36:47am

re: #293 Anymouse 🌹🏡

No I did not. So I guess I have to retract that.

I’m still not aware of any significant number of people being hospitalised over colds though. I imagine it could happen (BOOM, laptop actually moved across my typewriter stand) but it seems really unlikely.

This one is different, and it will be interesting to see if we can find a vaccine.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 2, 2020 • 6:43:29am

Imagine if they had tried to actually do something

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 6:47:08am

Reading my morning paper.

Fluff piece on the Mitchell police chief.

High speed chase starting with the Minatare police that went through the rural county roads of Scott’s Bluff County (which they broke off for safety because speeds on the sand roads exceeded 100 mph)—douchecanoe was arrested later in Alliance in Box Butte County on domestic violence and stalking warrants from Scottsbluff, the Minatare police officer recognised him from a wanted picture from the sheriff during a speeding stop.

Local businesses are benefiting from the large chain store apocalypse from the virus. Jobless claims in Nebraska top 100,000.

The paper is holding a contest for “best mask”: Photos posted to the Website, winner gets a $100 coupon for a Scottsbluff grocery store.

State agriculture commissioner pegs agriculture losses from the virus at $4billion.

Panhandle Public Health District announced a new case of Covid-19, a man in his forties.

We are in day 17 of the governor’s 21 day “stay home, stay healthy” campaign.

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retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 6:50:58am

re: #190 jaunte

THAT’s my kind of Methodist Church! If I was near them, I would have joined! Even if I no longer trust my faith in God.

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unproven innocence  May 2, 2020 • 6:57:26am

The richest and most advanced countries around the world are being smacked hard by Covid-19, but others will suffer even more.

Saturday 2nd May, Global dangers


Related link:
IRC: World risks up to 1 billion cases and 3.2 million deaths from COVID-19 across fragile countries

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 2, 2020 • 6:57:27am

re: #257 Targetpractice

That was pretty obvious when we saw the lines outside gun shops in the early days of the outbreak. All the morons on social media talking about how they had to have their guns because they might have to fight off “looters” who were gonna come for their supplies when social order began to break down.

They got wood at the fantasies about shooting black “looters” trying to break into their homes, only to end up with post-apocalypse blue balls when they realized the only thing in short supply was TP.

…and that all their hastily purchased and amassed ammo and firepower are not an effective substitute

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 2, 2020 • 6:59:12am

re: #265 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 6:59:53am

The Not-Quite-One-Million Moms Are Offended About DuckTales Dads (Goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language, 19:01)

The Not-Quite-One-Million Moms Are Offended About DuckTales Dads

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 2, 2020 • 7:07:12am

re: #296 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Reading my morning paper.

Fluff piece on the Mitchell police chief.

High speed chase starting with the Minatare police that went through the rural county roads of Scott’s Bluff County (which they broke off for safety because speeds on the sand roads exceeded 100 mph)—douchecanoe was arrested later in Alliance in Box Butte County on domestic violence and stalking warrants from Scottsbluff, the Minatare police officer recognised him from a wanted picture from the sheriff during a speeding stop.

Local businesses are benefiting from the large chain store apocalypse from the virus. Jobless claims in Nebraska top 100,000.

The paper is holding a contest for “best mask”: Photos posted to the Website, winner gets a $100 coupon for a Scottsbluff grocery store.

State agriculture commissioner pegs agriculture losses from the virus at $4billion.

Panhandle Public Health District announced a new case of Covid-19, a man in his forties.

We are in day 17 of the governor’s 21 day “stay home, stay healthy” campaign.

I’ve said it before
What make the police powerful is not their guns
It’s the radios

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 7:10:09am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 7:12:52am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 2, 2020 • 7:14:54am

re: #267 sagehen

aren’t there thousands of butcher shops who do this as a major part of their business every year? isn’t this the reason people buy that extra freezer they keep in the garage?

My dad only went deer hunting twice in his life (one of the orthopedists at his hospital grew up in West Virginia, he led the group)… Mom wouldn’t let him bring home the mounted head, but he did come back with a cardboard box full of football-sized pieces wrapped in butcher paper.

There used to be but the deer wasting disease disrupted that. Many places wouldn’t process fresh kills because it could infect their entire operation. Many governments, I believe WI was one, outright banned it.

This was years ago when I still lived in IL but I think many of the regulations hung around for public safety purposes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 7:22:01am

re: #302 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I’ve said it before
What make the police powerful is not their guns
It’s the radios

and their notebooks:

Hot Fuzz- Both Flipbooks done by Danny (Nick Frost)

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BigPapa  May 2, 2020 • 7:26:34am

I’m all for Trump branded face masks. Even though he never wears one because Macho Man.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 2, 2020 • 7:27:47am

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The Not-Quite-One-Million Moms Are Offended About DuckTales Dads (Goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language, 19:01)

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There’s a pandemic and the Million Moms are complaining about ducks. Yeah they’re not out of touch asshats.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 7:28:14am

re: #302 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I’ve said it before
What make the police powerful is not their guns
It’s the radios

Code-breakers did more to win WW2 than any weapons we developed.

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BigPapa  May 2, 2020 • 7:28:28am

If we’re going there, they might as well have Trump branded adult diapers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 7:28:43am

Your dog on a trampoline moment (0:31)

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lizardofid  May 2, 2020 • 7:29:30am

re: #288 Belafon

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We had seven new cases announced here in Rockwall county yesterday. The Rockwall county emergency management site has started breaking out Broadmoor, the long term health facility, out as its own count separate from the city.

If you look at a map of my small county, you will see that from west to east on the map, it goes Rockwall, Fate, and Royse City. Fate had been overperforming for its size, probably for two reasons: most of the people there had to leave in order to work, and they probably didn’t think the rules applied to them.

Now that it’s gone on for a bit, Royse City is starting to catch up. Which means it is spreading out away from Dallas.

Paris, Tx has 64 cases. It has a junior college there, but it seems pretty high for where it is.

47 of the cases were associated to one nursing home, at least 5 days ago that was the number.

Link

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 7:29:59am

re: #307 BigPapa

I’m all for Trump branded face masks. Even though he never wears one because Macho Man.

They help you identify who to avoid.

As an atheist, even I know Christians aren’t supposed to accept the mark of the beast.

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stpaulbear  May 2, 2020 • 7:30:59am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You lost me at ‘liver’.

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BigPapa  May 2, 2020 • 7:33:16am

re: #314 stpaulbear

You lost me at ‘liver’.

I’ve given liver lots of chances. I tried, I really did.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 7:35:26am

re: #314 stpaulbear

You lost me at ‘liver’.

I ate it mostly out of polite neighborliness. Was not bad, but nothing I would go back for…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 2, 2020 • 7:37:21am

re: #186 Jebediah, RBG

From several threads ago:

Shopify is delayed due to some integration something something, but her Etsy site is now live.

etsy.com

Glad I have an Etsy account. (If you ever participated in one of Stone Kettles pen auctions you know why the buy it now feature is a must). Order placed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 2, 2020 • 7:42:33am

re: #315 BigPapa

I’ve given liver lots of chances. I tried, I really did.

Me too. I don’t mind the taste as much as the texture. I like chopped liver (especially a nice Jewish chopped liver…mmmmm) but short of that, liver just mooshes in your mouth. 🤢

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 2, 2020 • 7:44:43am

re: #302 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

What make the police powerful is not their guns
It’s the radios

And since police radios have gone digital and encrypted, the targets of the police are at a significant disadvantage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 7:46:19am

re: #318 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Me too. I don’t mind the taste as much as the texture. I like chopped liver (especially a nice Jewish chopped liver…mmmmm) but short of that, liver just mooshes in your mouth. 🤢

I have enjoyed Leberwurst, made in small batches by local butchers, but would not eat the store-bought stuff.

I even had a blood sausage that I enjoyed, at a small cafe in Wales. Turns out that the trick is not to let the blood cool off, that makes it rancid, so the only decent stuff really has to be made in small lots.

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Barefoot Grin  May 2, 2020 • 7:48:04am

re: #315 BigPapa

I’ve given liver lots of chances. I tried, I really did.

The only liver I can tolerate is the heavily salted kind at Japanese yakitori restaurants, and even then it’s hardly my first choice.

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BigPapa  May 2, 2020 • 7:48:19am

Randy Rainbow always makes me feel better

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 2, 2020 • 7:51:49am

The only liver I like is steer’s liver. I haven’t seen any in years.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 2, 2020 • 7:52:29am

re: #294 Belafon

This one is different, and it will be interesting to see if we can find a vaccine.

Given the fact that neither the SARS nor the MERS pandemics ever produced a vaccine, and given what we know about the current virus’s behaviour, I have a low confidence level that a vaccine for SARS-CoV2 will be produced, with one of the main reasons being that China refuses to release the information on Patient Zero.

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jeffreyw  May 2, 2020 • 7:53:44am

re: #315 BigPapa

I’ve given liver lots of chances. I tried, I really did.

There was a BBQ joint we used to go to that had breaded chicken livers that they served doused in their thick, sweet BBQ sauce. They were very good. Alas, it’s no longer operating.

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sagehen  May 2, 2020 • 8:00:07am

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So the station’s actual name is Karen?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 2, 2020 • 8:01:41am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 2, 2020 • 8:04:07am
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Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 8:08:31am

re: #327 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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GOP: “Dr. Fauci, how have you failed Glorious Leader recently?”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 2, 2020 • 8:09:06am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Common cold is caused by rhinovirus, not coronavirus, but thanks for that wingnut derp..

There are some cold-like things caused by certain corona viruses. Etiology that can’t be classified as influenza. But you’re cost in that most colds are rhinovirus in origin

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sagehen  May 2, 2020 • 8:09:47am

re: #327 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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republicans on that committee:

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee, Chairman
Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Johnny Isakson, Georgia (until December 31, 2019)
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Susan Collins, Maine
Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
Pat Roberts, Kansas
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Mitt Romney, Utah
Mike Braun, Indiana
Kelly Loeffler, Georgia

democrats on that committee

Patty Murray, Washington, Ranking Member
Bernie Sanders, Vermont[4]
Bob Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania
Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Chris Murphy, Connecticut
Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Tim Kaine, Virginia
Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire
Tina Smith, Minnesota
Doug Jones, Alabama
Jacky Rosen, Nevada

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jaunte  May 2, 2020 • 8:17:21am

re: #331 sagehen

Burr and Loeffler. The Insider Trading Is OK If You’re A Republican Committee.

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retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 8:19:03am

re: #256 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Because you need a math lesson early each morning:

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I NEVER want math lessons anytime. Since junior year in high school, when I finished all the requirements. Got all As; hated it, anyway.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 2, 2020 • 8:21:18am

re: #328 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Yeah she should be careful though Alex has made known his preference for Kentucky Fried Globalist.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 2, 2020 • 8:22:17am

re: #331 sagehen

republicans on that committee:

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee, Chairman
Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Johnny Isakson, Georgia (until December 31, 2019)
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Susan Collins, Maine
Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
Pat Roberts, Kansas
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Mitt Romney, Utah
Mike Braun, Indiana
Kelly Loeffler, Georgia

democrats on that committee

Patty Murray, Washington, Ranking Member
Bernie Sanders, Vermont[4]
Bob Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania
Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Chris Murphy, Connecticut
Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Tim Kaine, Virginia
Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire
Tina Smith, Minnesota
Doug Jones, Alabama
Jacky Rosen, Nevada

Murray will do well.

336
stpaulbear  May 2, 2020 • 8:22:34am

re: #331 sagehen

Bernie will probably show up for that hearing. Good PR potential.

337
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 2, 2020 • 8:25:20am

re: #331 sagehen

republicans on that committee:

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee, Chairman
Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Johnny Isakson, Georgia (until December 31, 2019)
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Susan Collins, Maine
Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
Pat Roberts, Kansas
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Mitt Romney, Utah
Mike Braun, Indiana
Kelly Loeffler, Georgia

democrats on that committee

Patty Murray, Washington, Ranking Member
Bernie Sanders, Vermont[4]
Bob Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania
Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Chris Murphy, Connecticut
Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Tim Kaine, Virginia
Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire
Tina Smith, Minnesota
Doug Jones, Alabama
Jacky Rosen, Nevada

Warren and Baldwin. Fauci had better have his ducks in a row.

338
A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 2, 2020 • 8:27:37am

re: #324 Eric The Fruit Bat

Given the fact that neither the SARS nor the MERS pandemics ever produced a vaccine, and given what we know about the current virus’s behaviour, I have a low confidence level that a vaccine for SARS-CoV2 will be produced, with one of the main reasons being that China refuses to release the information on Patient Zero.

SARS and MERs never had vaccines because the money dried up when they came under control.

What makes you think they know who “patient zero” was? Covid-19 looks like a variant of flu or a bad cold in most people — if they have symptoms at all. Surely it took a while to realize that this was something new.

339
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 8:42:13am

re: #327 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So the White House will allow him to testify before the majority-GOP chamber (the one which acquitted him in the impeachment trial) but not by the majority-Dem chamber led by that “nasty woman.”

Let’s see if the GOP will hold an honest interrogation of Dr. Fauci, or if this is going to be a bunch of grandstanding and bulkshitting.

340
BlueSpotinAL  May 2, 2020 • 8:59:05am

re: #324 Eric The Fruit Bat

Given the fact that neither the SARS nor the MERS pandemics ever produced a vaccine, and given what we know about the current virus’s behaviour, I have a low confidence level that a vaccine for SARS-CoV2 will be produced, with one of the main reasons being that China refuses to release the information on Patient Zero.

The main reason that there is no vaccine is that SARS petered out, and MERS only flares up rarely.

341
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 8:59:20am

Trump loses again:

342
danarchy  May 2, 2020 • 9:03:58am

re: #338 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

SARS and MERs never had vaccines because the money dried up when they came under control.

What makes you think they know who “patient zero” was? Covid-19 looks like a variant of flu or a bad cold in most people — if they have symptoms at all. Surely it took a while to realize that this was something new.

I believe the Oxford vaccine that was the first to trial got there so quickly because they were just continuing work on a SARS vaccine that got stalled and the proteins they are targeting are practically the same between SARS and covid19.

343
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 9:04:06am

re: #340 BlueSpotinAL

The main reason that there is no vaccine is that SARS petered out, and MERS only flares up rarely.

SARS was much easier to control as you had to have visible symptoms (fever) to be infections, that made it very easy to test anyone entering the country or suspected of having been exposed.

344
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 9:05:19am

re: #318 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Me too. I don’t mind the taste as much as the texture. I like chopped liver (especially a nice Jewish chopped liver…mmmmm) but short of that, liver just mooshes in your mouth. 🤢

I don’t want to turn anyone off, but beef liver leaves me blah. I was raised on pork liver and onions, browned in fat until there are crispy bits. Can’t get pork liver around here anymore. Sad.

345
jaunte  May 2, 2020 • 9:05:54am
346
Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 2, 2020 • 9:05:58am

re: #339 Anymouse 🌹🏡

So the White House will allow him to testify before the majority-GOP chamber (the one which acquitted him in the impeachment trial) but not by the majority-Dem chamber led by that “nasty woman.”

Let’s see if the GOP will hold an honest interrogation of Dr. Fauci, or if this is going to be a bunch of grandstanding and bulkshitting.

The can’t actually stop him from testifying, can they? It may get him removed from the task force, but he doesn’t work for the WH. He’s an NIH employee. Which is executive branch.

347
jaunte  May 2, 2020 • 9:06:13am
348
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 9:08:04am

re: #331 sagehen

republicans on that committee:

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee, Chairman

democrats on that committee

Patty Murray, Washington, Ranking Member

Should get some good tv spots out of some of those!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 2, 2020 • 9:08:32am

re: #339 Anymouse 🌹🏡

So the White House will allow him to testify before the majority-GOP chamber (the one which acquitted him in the impeachment trial) but not by the majority-Dem chamber led by that “nasty woman.”

Let’s see if the GOP will hold an honest interrogation of Dr. Fauci, or if this is going to be a bunch of grandstanding and bulkshitting.

yup. that was my take. Romney will be interesting.

350
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 2, 2020 • 9:10:38am
351
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 2, 2020 • 9:16:46am

re: #344 retired cynic

I don’t want to turn anyone off, but beef liver leaves me blah. I was raised on pork liver and onions, browned in fat until there are crispy bits. Can’t get pork liver around here anymore. Sad.

I never had our even saw pull liver.

I think my issue with liver (beef) was that it looked really good, nice char on the outside, beautifully cooked onions, and then the first cut, mouth insertion and chew was like WTF IS THIS MOOSHY HOT MESS? I was expecting steak when I got cream of beef.

I can’t recall if I spit it out or not (I was at a friend’s house when I was like 10 years old). I do know it was one bite and done.

352
BigPapa  May 2, 2020 • 9:20:45am

I’ve been noticing at these astroturfed Tea Party 2: Pandemic Bugaloo events, they rarely wear masks. But when it comes to weapons, most bearers of them wear masks. This is to menace, invoke fear.

353
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 9:22:16am

re: #352 BigPapa

I’ve been noticing at these astroturfed Tea Party 2: Pandemic Bugaloo events, they rarely wear masks. But when it comes to weapons, most bearers of them wear masks. This is to menace, invoke fear.

Open carry is not about asserting 2nd Amendment rights, it is about threats.

354
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 9:31:14am

Back from the general store:

SCORE!!!! The proprietor got in a case of 5 ounce hand sanitiser bottles. He is limiting them to one-a-person, but he sold me two (one for my wife).

I WON THE LOTTO!!! Two free tickets and $4.

All-in-all a good morning.

355
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 9:33:00am

This New Yorker article written last week tells me that if something happened to Biden, I’m not sure I would WANT Andrew Cuomo to be nominated. Of course, he would be better, much better, than DT. But this article is devastating. It also beats the hades out of De Blasio. IMO, he is dead to me. Maybe “appoint” the mayor of Seattle.

Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not
The initial coronavirus outbreaks on the East and West Coasts emerged at roughly the same time. But the danger was communicated very differently. By Charles Duhigg, April 26, 2020

356
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 9:37:11am

Another one, this from Vanity Fair.

How Trump Gutted Obama’s Pandemic-Preparedness Systems
Former officials: Trump’s reshuffling of positions and departments, focus on business solutions, downgrading of science, left the country dangerously unprepared for an unprecedented pandemic. By Abigail Tracy, May 1, 2020.

357
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 9:40:49am

Store proprietor also told me during our chat he got a refund from his car insurance company due to the dramatic drop in claims for liability and collision due to the shutdown.

We haven’t gotten anything like that from our insurance company, but that’s something that might happen.

In three weeks we’ve only gone 17 miles.

358
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 9:41:35am

re: #357 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Store proprietor also told me during our chat he got a refund from his car insurance company due to the dramatic drop in claims for liability and collision due to the shutdown.

We haven’t gotten anything like that from our insurance company, but that’s something that might happen.

In three weeks we’ve only gone 17 miles.

I heard nothing at all from my insurance company in Germany: my car stood undriven for nearly a month.

359
KGxvi  May 2, 2020 • 9:41:58am

re: #355 retired cynic

This New Yorker article written last week tells me that if something happened to Biden, I’m not sure I would WANT Andrew Cuomo to be nominated. Of course, he would be better, much better, than DT. But this article is devastating. It also beats the hades out of De Blasio. IMO, he is dead to me. Maybe “appoint” the mayor of Seattle.

Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not
The initial coronavirus outbreaks on the East and West Coasts emerged at roughly the same time. But the danger was communicated very differently. By Charles Duhigg, April 26, 2020

The fact that Cuomo didn’t run despite being a three term governor of a large state should give us all pause, in this scenario. At this point, I really have no idea what the not-Biden choice would be.

360
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 9:45:28am

When I sent the New Yorker article to a friend, she sent this one back:

Rachel Maddow investigation nails down the date ‘something broke’ at the CDC

On MSNBC Friday, Rachel Maddow identified a two-day period during which the Centers for Disease Control guidelines were changed subtly — in a way that eroded their health recommendations to make the guidelines easier on businesses.

361
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 9:45:54am

re: #359 KGxvi

The fact that Cuomo didn’t run despite being a three term governor of a large state should give us all pause, in this scenario. At this point, I really have no idea what the not-Biden choice would be.

I imagine the Berners would be all-in on claiming the nomination.

Currently the estimated delegate count is:

Biden: 1,406
Sanders: 974
Warren: 81
Gabbard: 2
Bloomberg/Buttigieg: 1 each.

I presume what happens if Biden withdrew or was unable to continue for whatever reason, his delegates would be released. If he was able, he might suggest they go to a particular candidate.

362
Dr Lizardo  May 2, 2020 • 9:48:40am

May have to give HBO another look…..

Lovecraft Country: Official Teaser | HBO

363
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 9:50:04am

re: #360 retired cynic

My guess? Right about that time Trump and the GOP, with pressure from businesses such as Smithfield, put political pressure on the CDC to subvert science in the name of power and money.

Like many other departments, the CDC has been corrupted by conservatism.

364
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 9:52:39am

re: #363 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Absolutely agree.

365
Jay C  May 2, 2020 • 9:53:08am

re: #339 Anymouse 🌹🏡

So the White House will allow him to testify before the majority-GOP chamber (the one which acquitted him in the impeachment trial) but not by the majority-Dem chamber led by that “nasty woman.”

Let’s see if the GOP will hold an honest interrogation of Dr. Fauci, or if this is going to be a bunch of grandstanding and bulkshitting.

Just a WAG, of course: but since this is a Republican-led Committee, I’m gonna guess “grandstanding and bulkshitting”.

To me, this “hearing” seems smells mostly like a cheap PR exercise: a desperate attempt to try to salvage some face for the Admin (and by extension, the GOP) for their horrific failures in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

My guess (and my advice if I were advising Sen. Alexander), is that they are going to softball Dr. Fauci, set him up as the “good guy” ,try to ignore Trump where at all possible, then save their REAL scathing for the Committee Democrats - their real targets - for going after said “good guy” and “politicizing a pandemic”.
And then (not overly-optimistically) hope that the media bothsiders the whole thing, and concentrates mostly on the Ds “politicizing”….

366
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 9:56:38am

The infections will not be televised.

367
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 2, 2020 • 9:58:20am

re: #326 sagehen

So the station’s actual name is Karen?

KARE(N)

368
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 10:01:02am

re: #365 Jay C

My guess (and my advice if I were advising Sen. Alexander), is that they are going to softball Dr. Fauci, set him up as the “good guy” ,try to ignore Trump where at all possible, then save their REAL scathing for the Committee Democrats - their real targets - for going after said “good guy” and “politicizing a pandemic”.

I don’t see the committee Democrats attacking Dr. Fauci unless something really horrible is released by him, like he admits to strangling a kitten. Democrats have been generally supportive of his statements at Trump’s rallies briefings.

I’m not sure how this will go down.

369
Eventual Carrion  May 2, 2020 • 10:02:16am

re: #366 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The infections will not be televised.

[Embedded content]

Not like the PRESS should have the FREEDOM to report on public news. Not like it’s in the CONSTITUTION or anything.

370
Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 10:03:20am

re: #355 retired cynic

This New Yorker article written last week tells me that if something happened to Biden, I’m not sure I would WANT Andrew Cuomo to be nominated. Of course, he would be better, much better, than DT. But this article is devastating. It also beats the hades out of De Blasio. IMO, he is dead to me. Maybe “appoint” the mayor of Seattle.

Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not
The initial coronavirus outbreaks on the East and West Coasts emerged at roughly the same time. But the danger was communicated very differently. By Charles Duhigg, April 26, 2020

New York attempted to do a local isolation first. It failed. From what I remember, California tried to do the same thing at first.

While Cuomo may have started slow, he’s still doing a lot better than other places. I’m afraid that when it spreads into rural areas here in Texas to the point people are unable to find care, Abbott isn’t going to be able to respond properly at all.

371
BigPapa  May 2, 2020 • 10:03:25am

Candace Ownes got into Twitter trouble. I guess a timeout, her account is still there. This set off the Trumpanzees.

Working on a new nic for her:
Canned Ass Owns
Candace Bigsby (riff on Dave Chappelle’s Clayton Bigsby)

372
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 10:03:44am

re: #366 Anymouse 🌹🏡

This was the first reopening of a shopping center in North America. They kicked the press out.

That is the wonder of American shopping mall culture vs a downtown: a mall is private property and they can ban press or public demonstrations as they see fit.

373
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 2, 2020 • 10:05:46am

re: #361 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I imagine the Berners would be all-in on claiming the nomination.

Currently the estimated delegate count is:

Biden: 1,406
Sanders: 974
Warren: 81
Gabbard: 2
Bloomberg/Buttigieg: 1 each.

I presume what happens if Biden withdrew or was unable to continue for whatever reason, his delegates would be released. If he was able, he might suggest they go to a particular candidate.

per todays electoral-vote.com, if biden drops out, drops dead, etc

A: The fate of his delegates varies on a state-by-state basis, but there would be enough of them that would remain legally pledged to him that no other candidate could claim the nomination at this point (not even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT). So, we’d be looking at an old-fashioned convention where the nominee is not known until the end. Unless, of course, COVID-19 made holding a convention impossible. Then, the Democrats would either have to find a way to make a 15,000-person Zoom session viable, or they would have to change the rules to put the decision in the hands of a smaller number of folks, like the 400 members of the Democratic National Committee. You can imagine how thrilled Bernie Sanders’ supporters would be if the Party chose the latter path.

374
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 10:07:05am

re: #266 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Gentle wake-up music:

[Embedded content]

Lovely. You can tell she does not have a cat allowed in that room, or those ball lights would be history, probably along with the vase of flowers.

375
Jay C  May 2, 2020 • 10:09:54am

re: #368 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I don’t see the committee Democrats attacking Dr. Fauci unless something really horrible is released by him, like he admits to strangling a kitten. Democrats have been generally supportive of his statements at Trump’s rallies briefings.

I’m not sure how this will go down.

I’m not sure, either; although what I meant was Committee Republicans going after the Democrats for attacking Trump; Fauci being a proxy for the Admin.
We’ll have to see…

376
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 2, 2020 • 10:11:13am

re: #368 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I don’t see the committee Democrats attacking Dr. Fauci unless something really horrible is released by him, like he admits to strangling a kitten. Democrats have been generally supportive of his statements at Trump’s rallies briefings.

I’m not sure how this will go down.

They will just highlight all the differences between what Trump believes and what Dr. Fauci can back up with facts.

377
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 2, 2020 • 10:11:47am
378
Hecuba's daughter  May 2, 2020 • 10:15:31am

re: #273 Anymouse 🌹🏡

These are exactly the sort of morans most military recruiters would turn away.

Such people who are anti-authoritarian and refuse to follow orders and directives really aren’t a good fit for the Armed Forces.

These people are not anti-authoritarian. They are happy to follow any authoritarian figure who demonizes minorities and exults white supremacy. They are tools manipulated by the DeVos family and other billionaires who want a nation where they have complete control and any who challenge them are silenced.

379
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 10:17:19am

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

Are folks calling up KARE-TV and asking why they support Nazis? Seems like that would be the thing to do.

Call after call.

Go the Sleeping Giants route and start telling businesses if they advertise on that station viewers will no longer patronise their businesses, because they don’t patronise the supporters of Nazis.

380
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 10:17:40am

Stopping covid-19 behind bars was an achievable moral imperative. We failed. WaPo, Radley Balko.

Not picking on Cuomo here, but saw this paragraph in the middle of a devastating article.

— The infection rate at the Rikers Island jail is five times that of New York City, and 30 times that of the United States. The prison’s first coronavirus death was a man who had been jailed for a technical parole violation. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) has refused to consider mass commutations to prevent further spread.

I’ve got to stop reading. gah

381
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 2, 2020 • 10:18:32am

tweaked it:

KARE(Nazi)

382
Hecuba's daughter  May 2, 2020 • 10:19:01am

re: #324 Eric The Fruit Bat

Given the fact that neither the SARS nor the MERS pandemics ever produced a vaccine, and given what we know about the current virus’s behaviour, I have a low confidence level that a vaccine for SARS-CoV2 will be produced, with one of the main reasons being that China refuses to release the information on Patient Zero.

Developing a vaccine does not require a Patient Zero, just access to people who have the disease. After all, most vaccines were developed to deal with diseases that plagued humanity for centuries, if not millennia: smallpox, measles, polio etc.

383
Hecuba's daughter  May 2, 2020 • 10:20:41am

re: #333 retired cynic

I NEVER want math lessons anytime. Since junior year in high school, when I finished all the requirements. Got all As; hated it, anyway.

I’m planning on watching the whole video sometime this weekend. Saw the first 10 minutes and enjoyed it.

384
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 10:20:48am
385
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 2, 2020 • 10:22:11am
386
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 10:23:42am

re: #357 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Store proprietor also told me during our chat he got a refund from his car insurance company due to the dramatic drop in claims for liability and collision due to the shutdown.

We haven’t gotten anything like that from our insurance company, but that’s something that might happen.

In three weeks we’ve only gone 17 miles.

I did get a rebate from USAA recently.

387
PhillyPretzel  May 2, 2020 • 10:24:39am

Primary election update: 80% of polling stations will be closed. Everyone is advised to use mail-in ballots. littlegreenfootballs.com

388
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 2, 2020 • 10:26:15am
389
Charles Johnson  May 2, 2020 • 10:26:28am
390
retired cynic  May 2, 2020 • 10:30:05am
391
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 10:30:51am

Chester County, PA COVID-19 stats as of May 1.

Confirmed cases: 1514 (+44)
Tests done: 7136 (+226)
Deaths: 117 (+5)

392
Belafon  May 2, 2020 • 10:31:42am

re: #389 Charles Johnson

I’m beginning to think that there are that many Charles Johnsons.

393
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 2, 2020 • 10:32:05am

And just got an email from USAA about another rebate coming soon:

Dear Fellow Member’

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic unfold, we continue to serve members with relief programs and provide local communities with financial support.

Last month you received a dividend as a USAA auto insurance policyholder. Based on a continued trend of reduced driving and fewer accident claims by members, USAA will return an additional $280 million through a second premium dividend. That brings the total returned to $800 million.

To make it easy, a 20% credit on a third month’s worth of premium will be applied to your auto and property insurance account in late May. There is no need to call or take any other action.

394
Teddy's Person  May 2, 2020 • 10:32:15am
395
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 10:33:24am

re: #389 Charles Johnson

I see Pamela Geller is in that thread misrepresenting the First Amendment. Twitter is not the government.

If Twitter was a “left-leaning” platform, the damn Nazis would have been off it ages ago.

She also says the Internet was the work of the DOD and paid for by the taxpayers. That is correct. She omits the part where government control was given up under the GOP President GHW Bush.

Too bad, Pam, corporations get to do what they want as long as it isn’t against the law. If you want “free speech” on the Internet, perhaps you shouldn’t be a member of the “privatise everything” party.

396
Anymouse 🌹🏡  May 2, 2020 • 10:34:08am

re: #393 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And just got an email from USAA about another rebate coming soon:

Farmer’s hasn’t sent me crap about this. Whar cheque? /s

397
A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 2, 2020 • 10:39:27am

re: #342 danarchy

I believe the Oxford vaccine that was the first to trial got there so quickly because they were just continuing work on a SARS vaccine that got stalled and the proteins they are targeting are practically the same between SARS and covid19.

Something like that — I know they were working on some sort of coronavirus vaccine.

398
A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 2, 2020 • 10:44:33am

re: #359 KGxvi

The fact that Cuomo didn’t run despite being a three term governor of a large state should give us all pause, in this scenario. At this point, I really have no idea what the not-Biden choice would be.

California also has a democratic governor… but you (DC) can’t have him.

399
A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 2, 2020 • 10:47:50am

re: #365 Jay C

Just a WAG, of course: but since this is a Republican-led Committee, I’m gonna guess “grandstanding and bulkshitting”.

To me, this “hearing” seems smells mostly like a cheap PR exercise: a desperate attempt to try to salvage some face for the Admin (and by extension, the GOP) for their horrific failures in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

My guess (and my advice if I were advising Sen. Alexander), is that they are going to softball Dr. Fauci, set him up as the “good guy” ,try to ignore Trump where at all possible, then save their REAL scathing for the Committee Democrats - their real targets - for going after said “good guy” and “politicizing a pandemic”.
And then (not overly-optimistically) hope that the media bothsiders the whole thing, and concentrates mostly on the Ds “politicizing”….

Screw them. Repugs got in plenty of grandstanding and fabulizing during the impeachment hearings in their allotted time, Dems will be able to get their word in no matter what they try. And people will be paying much more attention — or many more people will be paying attention — this time around

400
Jay C  May 2, 2020 • 11:23:56am

re: #392 Belafon

I’m beginning to think be amazed that there are that many Charles Johnsons.

401
plansbandc  May 2, 2020 • 12:06:24pm

re: #366 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well that would certainly instill confidence in me if I were wanting to go to that mall.

Free Covid for all our customers in honor of the grand reopening!!

402
Eventual Carrion  May 2, 2020 • 7:08:07pm

re: #395 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I see Pamela Geller is in that thread misrepresenting the First Amendment. Twitter is not the government.

[snip]

Yeah, they don’t have to bake your fucking cake.

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Danack  May 3, 2020 • 6:34:04am

re: #74 Charles Johnson

I’m actually one of the people who vote on how the PHP language evolves people.php.net

Now there’s a new generation of people maintaining the language, and the original people are less involved, there’s a greater chance we can fix things like this which make life hard for PHP developers.


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Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight (Studio Video) “Impossible Weight” off Deep Sea Diver’s new album 'Impossible Weight' out now. Filmed during the recording of Impossible Weight at Hall of Justice in Seattle WA. STREAM / BUY "Impossible Weight" here smarturl.it WATCH OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE : ...
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Eddie Vedder - Matter of Time (Official Music Video) The official music video for "Matter of Time" by Eddie Vedder. Written for everyone worldwide afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). To help fund research aimed at treating and curing EB, please donate to the EB Research Partnership: ebresearch.org “Matter ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201122 Saturday was general maintenance around the place.Mowing, weed whacking, palm tree trimming, etc.Nothing picture worthy or really, even pond related. Sunday was more rain. We really were lucky for that first year. Not one Sunday did we get rained ...
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Nduduzo Makhathini - UmlothaMusic video by Nduduzo Makhathini performing Umlotha. © 2020 Universal Music (Pty) Ltd South Africa vevo.ly
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Brian Eno - Decline and Fall (From ‘O Nome Da Morte’) The official music video for "Decline and Fall”, a track from the new album “Film Music 1976 - 2020”, is a cinematic collaboration between Brian Eno and acclaimed Brazilian film director Henrique Goldman which contemplates rain and fire, fiction ...
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Brian Eno - Like I Was a Spectator 'Like I Was A Spectator', a brand new track by Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno from ‘Apollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Extended Edition’. The video was created using rare N.A.S.A. footage.Order now: brianeno.lnk.to Follow Brian ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201115After two really sunny and swell days since Eta left, Saturday was a mix of mostly sun and a bit of rain.We still managed to be really productive both days anyway. Got all the lava rock washed and shoveled into ...
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