Caution, Entering Funk Zone: THE FEARLESS FLYERS, “Introducing Delta Force”

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THE FEARLESS FLYERS /// Introducing Delta Force
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Nate Smith — drums
Cory Wong — small guitar, composer, producer
Mark Lettieri — medium guitar
Joe Dart — big guitar
Alekos Syropoulos — small sax
Kenni Holmen — medium sax
Grace Kelly — big sax
Michael Nelson — horn arranger
Jack Stratton — camera, producer
Caleb Parker — mixing
Joseph Lorge — engineer

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2020 • 7:50:46pm

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The red hat fascist running for Congress owns a restaurant where all the waitstaff open carry pistols. She’s one of Colorado’s biggest Fuckface Von Clownstick fluffers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 7:57:36pm

Wyoming numbers. (Apparently there is no one at LGF who lives in Wyoming, so I’ll keep up since I’m downwind of them.)

Total cases: 715 (+14)
Hospitalised: 68 (+1)
Recovered: 496
Deaths: 7 (no change)
All counties but one (Weston) have cases.
Largest age group: 19-29
Second-largest age group: 40-49
Native-Americans make up 32% of cases but 2.4% of the state population
Largest county: Fremont (ski-country), second-largest Laramie (seat, largest city, and state capital: Cheyenne)
health.wyo.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 7:59:53pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

The red hat fascist running for Congress owns a restaurant where all the waitstaff open carry pistols. She’s one of Colorado’s biggest Fuckface Von Clownstick fluffers.

Well, there’s also the wingnut “constitutional” sheriff of Weld County, Colorado just south of me. Your state has way more wingnuts than mine apparently.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:01:40pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

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The red hat fascist running for Congress owns a restaurant where all the waitstaff open carry pistols. She’s one of Colorado’s biggest Fuckface Von Clownstick fluffers.

I get a “404 page not found” error on the link you provided to the Post Independent

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2020 • 8:04:53pm

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s a six-year-old link on a little dinky newspaper. The website did go through a major overhaul after it was purchased by a local media conglomerate a couple of years ago, so a lot of older stories are probably memory holed. I’ll see if I can find the original article and change the link.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:05:43pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

I did get this article though on a search of the newspaper:

In continued defiance of health orders, Shooters Grill takes dining outside (Glenwood Springs, Colo. Post Independent)

After a cease and desist letter, a temporary restraining order and being told by Garfield County Public Health not to serve customers on the premise, Shooters Grill owner Lauren Beobert decided to take it outside.

Dining, that is.

With most businesses continuing to adhere to public health orders from local and state governments and minimal vehicle traffic on Third Street Thursday morning, Boebert set up tables on the sidewalk and parking spaces outside of her downtown Rifle restaurant and began serving breakfast to customers.

“I’ve been patient, followed all of the proper channels, and provided service in a safe and responsible manner using the same guidelines as neighboring Mesa County restaurants. When that wasn’t good enough for our local officials, they issued a cease and desist,” Boebert said in a statement Thursday. “The fact remains that my staff needs their paychecks, so this morning I moved my tables out onto the city street and opened back up for business.”

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2020 • 8:09:03pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

The article in my page shows up in a search on the newspaper’s website but when you click it goes to a 404. Yup. Memory holed.

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Dread Pirate  May 15, 2020 • 8:09:39pm
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Belafon  May 15, 2020 • 8:15:50pm

re: #8 Dread Pirate

Reading through the article really does imply that what the administration is worried about are the cases of true positives being reported.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:17:20pm

Wow, that sheriff’s justification for his screed on Faceborg fills in three of my wingnut bingo cards. Same with the comments.

Since when is “violating a health order” not grounds for shuttering a restaurant? Folks are acting like that’s not a thing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2020 • 8:18:22pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Wow, that sheriff’s justification for his screed on Faceborg fills in three of my wingnut bingo cards. Same with the comments.

Since when is “violating a health order” not grounds for shuttering a restaurant? Folks are acting like that’s not a thing.

“But roaches are our friends!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:22:44pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

“But roaches are our friends!”

Thank goodness my county sheriff has more to do than post to Facebook and grandstand against public health orders.

Despite me living in Conservatopia, everyone is complying with public health orders from the state here. The sheriff’s department has little to do besides what they normally do: wrangle loose cattle (and llamas on the llama farm about a mile west of me) from the county roads.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2020 • 8:25:17pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

It’s a six-year-old link on a little dinky newspaper. The website did go through a major overhaul after it was purchased by a local media conglomerate a couple of years ago, so a lot of older stories are probably memory holed. I’ll see if I can find the original article and change the link.

Wayback Machine has most of the tasty bits.

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jaunte  May 15, 2020 • 8:25:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:25:29pm

OK, here’s why I didn’t hear a KC-135 fly over my house. They didn’t do it yet.

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jaunte  May 15, 2020 • 8:26:03pm
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teleskiguy  May 15, 2020 • 8:28:52pm

re: #13 BigPapa

Thanks! I’ll update my page.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:29:10pm

re: #13 BigPapa

Wayback Machine has most of the tasty bits.

Aw hell naw. I’ve only been to Rifle once, and that seems like once too many.

I have (rarely) seen people here open-carry a firearm. They fit into three groups: Hunters in the field, the very occasional rancher or farmer in the general store with a varmint gun holstered, or the county sheriff or deputy.

Even the gun shop owner never did the open carry thing except when he was hunting.

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Dread Pirate  May 15, 2020 • 8:33:20pm
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austin_blue  May 15, 2020 • 8:37:04pm

Well, we just got hammered by a thunderstorm complex that wandered in from the east (not in any prediction by the NWS whatsoever). 1.4” of rain and massive cloud to ground lightning strikes. Very local to the downtown area. Completely random.

Meanwhile the predicted squall line is approaching from the west, and it looks REALLY nasty. Hopefully the Black Swan from the east will break up the squall line from the west, having taken some of the energy out of the system in this immediate area.

If you want follow it, here:

kxan.com

Global wierding. Never seen anything like this. That pulse from the east was just completely out of the blue.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:37:29pm
National Police Week concludes today with National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day in which law enforcement agencies across the country pay tribute to officers who have fallen in the line of duty. This week has also marked the official addition of Trooper Jerry Smith’s name to both the Nebraska and National Law Enforcement Memorials.

“This is a tough week for our entire NSP family, but it’s been made especially difficult because remembrance ceremonies have been cancelled due to COVID-19 circumstances,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “While we can’t gather together today to remember Jerry, we are united in appreciation for his life of service. We ask all Nebraskans to keep his family in your thoughts today.”

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Trooper Jerry Smith Added to Law Enforcement Memorials (KNEB radio, Scottsbluff, Nebr.)

Trooper Smith was killed a few months ago when a man turned left in front of him on US-26 at the cemetery in Bridgeport. That driver was also killed. The collision was nearly head-on. The speed limit in the area is 65 mph.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2020 • 8:45:02pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Aw hell naw. I’ve only been to Rifle once, and that seems like once too many.

I have (rarely) seen people here open-carry a firearm. They fit into three groups: Hunters in the field, the very occasional rancher or farmer in the general store with a varmint gun holstered, or the county sheriff or deputy.

Even the gun shop owner never did the open carry thing except when he was hunting.

I have carried a covered shotgun or rifle numerous times in my life into a retail establishment, just because it is stupid to leave a weapon in your vehicle of choice. The risk of theft is just too risky.

But then, I was always taught by my Marine father that if you don’t always have control of your weapon, then you don’t deserve to posses a weapon.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2020 • 8:47:17pm

More stochastic terrorism.

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jaunte  May 15, 2020 • 8:47:29pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:57:07pm

re: #20 austin_blue

Well, we just got hammered by a thunderstorm complex that wandered in from the east (not in any prediction by the NWS whatsoever). 1.4” of rain and massive cloud to ground lightning strikes. Very local to the downtown area. Completely random.

Meanwhile the predicted squall line is approaching from the west, and it looks REALLY nasty. Hopefully the Black Swan from the east will break up the squall line from the west, having taken some of the energy out of the system in this immediate area.

If you want follow it, here:

kxan.com

Global wierding. Never seen anything like this. That pulse from the east was just completely out of the blue.

The National Weather Service had your area marked for severe thunderstorms and flooding on their weather map today.

wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 8:58:28pm

re: #24 jaunte

Is Castro going to recommend an inquiry? Tweets are cheap.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 9:00:31pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

More stochastic terrorism.

Trump retweeted this dingbat in his tweet.

They’re just making stuff up.

With a fair election, that’s a very good sign. If they had anything at all to run on, they’d promote that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 9:06:58pm

1. A broad and elongated area of low pressure located over the Straits
of Florida continues to produce disorganized shower activity and
gusty winds from portions of southern Florida and the northwestern
Bahamas northeastward over the adjacent Atlantic waters. Gradual
development is still expected, and the system is likely to become a
tropical or subtropical depression or storm on Saturday while it
passes the northwestern Bahamas and moves north-northeastward over
the Atlantic waters east of Florida. Later in the weekend and early
next week, the system is expected to move generally northeastward
over the western Atlantic east of the Carolinas.

nhc.noaa.gov

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2020 • 9:07:40pm

I was wondering who this MAGA checkmark asshole was, turns out it’s these guys.

Trapt - Headstrong (Official Music Video)

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retired cynic  May 15, 2020 • 9:22:40pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

Wow, that’s bad.

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retired cynic  May 15, 2020 • 9:24:22pm

nationalgeographic.com

This is a map of the US tracking covid-19 cases, by county with hover-over, but it is neat in that each county is shaded by whether its cases are going up or going down.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 9:36:32pm

The editor of my regional newspaper goes full-metal wingnut whilst admitting that the press is under attack for being “enemies of the people.”

He almost gets who is actually making those accusations. Almost.

I’ve called him out in E-mail before, and in a letter they actually published in the paper where I directly called him out for being blinded by conservative religion ideology (I’m amazed they printed it).

BRAD STAMAN: Moving forward we must guard our freedoms (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald opinion page).

The column is quite disjointed: He does not establish a single theme and stick to it.

Growing up in the 1970s and ’80s, our biggest fear was the Russians and our own government. With the push of a button, either side could wipe out the world as we knew it with the start and quick end of a nuclear war.

The Russians were the bad guys and our government was the good guys, as long as they didn’t overstep. As long as Uncle Sam kept out of our personal lives, our business and held to the rules of the game, the Constitution including the Bill of Rights, things were good.

Perhaps he lived in a different Seventies and Eighties than I did.

Today, the Russians, aren’t as scary, in fact saying you are a Communist will not get you run out of the country as we ourselves evolve more and more into a socialist county.

Did you forget they still have nukes? They invaded Ukraine in two places? They’re threatening our allies? That we’ve always been a hybrid socialist-capitalist country?

Our enemy, though many would say it is a nasty little bug, is actually ourselves.
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If we turn to our government for everything, how much of our freedoms are we willing to give up?

BINGO!

You ready to give up that socialist stimulus cheque undermining your freedom? The one I won’t see for another century or so? No? Not willing to put your money where your mouth is?

On Sunday, the church I attend will have its first service together in the building we call our church home since early March. However, how we come together is being guided by the state; in one door, out another, six feet apart, no handshakes, no socializing, etc.

Yes, because the state has to protect anti-science Christians from themselves (and the rest of us).

We have already been taught to be “politically correct” with our speech. Political correctness has died down some, but many still use words like “hate speech” and are willing to outlaw such speech. However, what defines “hate speech?” Or better yet, who will define “hate speech?”

Derp. I dare you, go out and start yelling ni*CLANG at the top of your lungs and find out what hate speech is. How about those “rootless cosmopolitans.” Wanna throw that one out there? Maybe some Yellow Peril while your at it, or some slurs against our Native population?

The press is under attack from the top down. Branded with a scarlet J reporters are called “enemies of the people,” and their work thrown aside as “fake.”

And you almost get it. Almost. Who’s throwing “fake” out there?

Then there is the “peaceably assemble,” which today is not playing out with marches, but in businesses wanting to reopen. However, our Uncle is saying where, when and how many can assemble. In some areas, local governments have closed businesses that dared defy the orders and business owners have even been arrested.

Businesses are not protected under the First Amendment. And the Supreme Court has ruled numerous times when or where people can assemble for all sorts of things. Can I gather up the ten liberals or so in the Panhandle and stage a protest in the office of the Star-Herald in Scottsbluff? No? Why do you hate my freedoms, man?

Are you trying to argue public health orders are unconstitutional? Because you own a small-town newspaper and a whole bunch of courts throughout the entirety of the Republic have disagreed with your opinion.

Freedom is not easy, nor is it always safe, but in our country the freedom to make these decisions are key in who we are as Americans.

Freedom does not equal dipshit or selfish bastard either.

More at the link.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2020 • 9:45:39pm

Technically, you only have two minutes to live. But every time you breath in it resets the clock.

Some dude on internetz.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 9:47:11pm
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Rightwingconspirator  May 15, 2020 • 9:53:42pm

re: #33 BigPapa

Technically, you only have two minutes to live. But every time you breath in it resets the clock.

Some dude on internetz.

Whole new spin on 3 meals…

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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2020 • 9:55:05pm

Much to the surprise of pretty much no one….

J.C. Penney, reeling from a one-two punch of the department store industry’s struggles and the coronavirus pandemic, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday.

The company, which had racked up an unsustainable amount of debt in recent years, plans to close an unspecified number of stores permanently in a bid to survive bankruptcy. The retailer had 845 stores at the end of 2019, according to real estate data source CoStar Portfolio Strategy.

The bankruptcy filing comes after several years of declining sales and strategic missteps as J.C. Penney careened from one reinvention strategy to another.

eu.usatoday.com

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austin_blue  May 15, 2020 • 9:56:22pm

Well, it’s raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock right now. Most of the lightning is just to our south, but the wind is howling and the rain is coming down in sheets. Typical Texas squall line.

Oops, lightning strike just north of us, less than 1,000 feet, Flash Bang.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 9:56:57pm

Where “libertarian” equals “liberal Democrat.”

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austin_blue  May 15, 2020 • 9:59:00pm

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Where “libertarian” equals “liberal Democrat.”

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He’s neither. He’s an opportunistic asshole.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 10:00:44pm

re: #39 austin_blue

He’s neither. He’s an opportunistic asshole.

Well, that too. Plus he kept his underwear on, presumably so the underwear gnomes couldn’t steal them and make a profit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 15, 2020 • 10:07:22pm

I need to hit the rack. For some reason I’m very tired.

I’ll catch y’all some other time. G’night.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 15, 2020 • 10:26:40pm
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Belafon  May 15, 2020 • 10:29:39pm

re: #30 retired cynic

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austin_blue  May 15, 2020 • 10:40:14pm

Brazil, under the control of an ultraconservative asshole, has totally lost control of containing the virus. Just look at the numbers:

worldometers.info

They aren’t testing. He’s going for herd immunity. God help those people.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2020 • 10:46:10pm

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams, if you can.

We’ve got one more pulse coming in from the west, but I have gotten a solid 3” of rain tonight, so far. That’s 6” in the last five days. Most of it is just running off. No benefit.

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Belafon  May 15, 2020 • 11:23:06pm

re: #45 austin_blue

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams, if you can.

We’ve got one more pulse coming in from the west, but I have gotten a solid 3” of rain tonight, so far. That’s 6” in the last five days. Most of it is just running off. No benefit.

I just looked at the radar. That front looks like it hit a wall and may not make it to Dallas or further east up here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2020 • 11:39:47pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Since when is “violating a health order” not grounds for shuttering a restaurant? Folks are acting like that’s not a thing.

The Free Market will regulate everything without the need of Government interference, remember?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2020 • 11:40:58pm

re: #19 Dread Pirate

Trump’s windmill thing goes back to a dispute over an offshore windmill mark near his properties in Scotland.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 12:04:49am

Well, I decided to have some rum and grapefruit juice, so I’m still awake.

Making the rounds of other blogs, I came across this.

Billy Barr Put a Firearms Prosecutor in Charge of Reviewing a Counterintelligence Investigation (goes to emptywheel)

I suppose a firearms prosecutor in theory knows all the laws or knows where to find what’s legal and what’s not. In the same way an ophthalmologist should be able to diagnose pleurisy.

The NYT published a story yesterday that will be very handy for the amicus that Emmet Sullivan appointed in the Mike Flynn case, John Gleeson. It describes two pieces of evidence that St. Louis US Attorney Jeffrey Jensen (whom Barr ordered to conduct a review of Flynn’s prosecution) and Timothy Shea (whose name was on the motion to dismiss asking Sullivan to dismiss the case) failed to account for in their motion.

Most notably, prosecutors interviewed Bill Priestap two days before the motion to dismiss, on May 5. Priestap’s notes have been portrayed by Flynn’s team as proof that the FBI tried to entrap Flynn. In the interview, Priestap disputed the interpretation of the notes that had already been released a week earlier.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 12:12:29am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, I decided to have some rum and grapefruit juice, so I’m still awake.

Making the rounds of other blogs, I came across this.

Billy Barr Put a Firearms Prosecutor in Charge of Reviewing a Counterintelligence Investigation (goes to emptywheel)

I suppose a firearms prosecutor in theory knows all the laws or knows where to find what’s legal and what’s not. In the same way an ophthalmologist should be able to diagnose pleurisy.

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We can assume that he is loyal and will find what Barr wants him to find and noting else…

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Dread Pirate  May 16, 2020 • 12:37:21am
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Targetpractice  May 16, 2020 • 12:42:49am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, I decided to have some rum and grapefruit juice, so I’m still awake.

Making the rounds of other blogs, I came across this.

Billy Barr Put a Firearms Prosecutor in Charge of Reviewing a Counterintelligence Investigation (goes to emptywheel)

I suppose a firearms prosecutor in theory knows all the laws or knows where to find what’s legal and what’s not. In the same way an ophthalmologist should be able to diagnose pleurisy.

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Yeah, reading between the lines, it’s obvious that Barr just grabbed a random flunky and asked her to put her name on a report saying that there was nothing illegal in or about Flynn’s phone call. I’m sure he emphasized that he didn’t need her to dig too deep into the whole mess, just do a cursory exam of the evidence on hand and give her opinion on whether or not the FBI had reason to question Flynn.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 12:58:53am

re: #51 Dread Pirate

The White House is flailing. Trump probably senses he’s likely in deep shit and he’ll do anything to distract potential voters.

If the situation gets worse, I imagine they’ll become increasingly frantic and hysterical. Trump knows the only thing keeping him from being indicted in a New York state courtroom is the office of the presidency. And if he loses that, then it’s game over. The other day, I saw Biden saying he would not pardon Trump….which was good to hear; I hope he sticks to that statement*. The criminal justice system needs to be allowed to run its course when it comes to Trump.

* the only way Trump could secure a pardon (if he loses this November) is for him to resign before 20 January 2021 and have Pence (as a caretaker POTUS) issue a blanket pardon while Trump flies off to Mar-a-Lago. BTW, that’s a scenario I could see happening…..Trump as Nixon Mk.II, so to speak.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 1:07:31am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

The White House is flailing. Trump probably senses he’s likely in deep shit and he’ll do anything to distract potential voters.

Which is why I begin to suspect that they are going to make sure that the upcoming elections are such a jumbled clusterfuck that the results are unclear and unverifiable, so they can simply claim victory no matter how the courts rule on the outcome.

And of course, our system, political and electoral, is not designed to stand up to such a an unprecendented attack.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 1:07:48am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

* the only way Trump could secure a pardon (if he loses this November) is for him to resign before 20 January 2021 and have Pence (as a caretaker POTUS) issue a blanket pardon while Trump flies off to Mar-a-Lago. BTW, that’s a scenario I could see happening…..Trump as Nixon Mk.II, so to speak.

I should add to that scenario that Trump will wing it to Mar-a-Lago and as a newly-minted Florida resident, I expect he’ll use that to fight extradition to New York state every step of the way.

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John Hughes  May 16, 2020 • 1:08:59am

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s a bit shit, a flyover by a 707? They couldn’t find anything more impressive?

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 1:11:51am

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which is why I begin to suspect that they are going to make sure that the upcoming elections are such a jumbled clusterfuck that the results are unclear and unverifiable, so they can simply claim victory no matter how the courts rule on the outcome.

And of course, our system, political and electoral, is not designed to stand up to such a an unprecendented attack.

They’ll try. On the bright side, owing to their colossal incompetence, they’ll fail miserably as they have with virtually everything else.

I think Trump will piss and moan to high heaven if he loses - but then, he’ll call it quits, have caretaker President Pence issue a blanket pardon, hop it to Mar-a-Lago and then use his Florida residency to fight extradition to wherever he may be looking at charges. For Trump, that’s really the easiest way out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 1:12:32am

re: #56 John Hughes

That’s a bit shit, a flyover by a 707? They couldn’t find anything more impressive?

I attended University of Arizona in Tucson, near Davis-Mounthan airbase. I used to watch planes starting and landing all the time.

During the Falklands War, I started noticing a lot more KC-135s, the airborne tanker variant of the 707, passing overhead.

Then I read reports about the USAF secretly refueling British jets on their way to the Falklands.

Recall that when the US imposed on an embargo on wheat exports to the USSR after the invasion of Afghanistan, it was Argentina that made up for most of the shortfall…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2020 • 1:45:19am

Time to step away from the ugly self-destruction of Trump and his trumpers and find beauty:

Sviridov - 3 Choruses from Tzar Feodor Ioannovich 2 “Sacred Love”

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Dread Pirate  May 16, 2020 • 2:23:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 2:26:12am

re: #60 Dread Pirate

That is Deep State personified…

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John Hughes  May 16, 2020 • 2:53:22am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

IDuring the Falklands War, I started noticing a lot more KC-135s, the airborne tanker variant of the 707, passing overhead.

Then I read reports about the USAF secretly refueling British jets on their way to the Falklands.

Recall that when the US imposed on an embargo on wheat exports to the USSR after the invasion of Afghanistan, it was Argentina that made up for most of the shortfall…

As far as I know there was no US involvement in Black Buck, it was all done with British Victor tankers (which didn’t have the range, so needed refueling themselves). It took 11 Victors to get one Vulcan to the Falklands and back to Ascension.

Given your last paragraph (and various unhelpful US reactions at the time) maybe the KC135’s were refueling the Fuerza Aérea Argentina? //

(Actually, reading the Wikipedia page their was some US involvement, US KC135’s were used to refuel the Victors on their way from the UK to Ascension. Maggie thanks you.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 2:57:16am

re: #62 John Hughes

I just recalled seeing a lot more KC-135s landing and taking off there, hard not to hear them taking off with a full load…they did not have the same noise restrictions as civilian aircraft

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Teukka  May 16, 2020 • 3:08:03am

So one of my favorite artists released a new one. Comes from an industry (i.e. not public) album (and from the artists official account):

Thomas Bergersen - Avalanche (Female Vocals)

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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2020 • 3:26:26am

Even though Zoey is a little tiny kitten, she has razor sharp teeth and claws, especially while attacking my toes under the sheets. I’m up, coffee is ready, it looks to be a beautiful day today here in upstate NY.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 3:29:20am

re: #65 Shropshire Slasher

Even though Zoey is a little tiny kitten, she has razor sharp teeth and claws, especially while attacking my toes under the sheets. I’m up, coffee is ready, it looks to be a beautiful day today here in upstate NY.

We had the May cold snap here on the Rhine, down to near freezing. The Farmer’s Almanac tells us not to shear our sheep or put out delicate plants before May 15th…things are recovering, back up into the upper 60’s…

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 3:48:54am
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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 4:15:13am

Pompeo is such a self-important turd.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 4:15:16am

re: #67 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

BREAKING NPR has learned ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linik was looking into allegations Secretary of State Pompeo was misusing a Department political employee for personal tasks for both Pompeo and his wife.

again, as much as they rail on about the Deep State, this is the very embodiment of abuse of government…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 5:31:53am

re: #42 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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New Launch Time

Weather conditions are unacceptable for liftoff of the Atlas V rocket in the first launch window today due to violations of the Cumulus Cloud Rule and ground winds.

As a result, ULA Launch Director Paul Aragon has instructed Launch Conductor Dillon Rice to target the second window today that opens at 10:13amEDT (1413 UTC).

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 5:40:23am

re: #67 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I’ve lost track of how many inspector generals he’s fired.

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Mike Lamb  May 16, 2020 • 5:40:54am

re: #67 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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How many Saturday Night Massacres does this make now?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 5:42:16am

re: #71 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’ve lost track of how many inspector generals he’s fired.

He will keep firing them as long as they keep insisting on actually doing their job…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 5:43:36am

re: #73 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will keep firing them as long as they keep insisting on actually doing their job…

Obviously. He doesn’t like people who actually do their job. He likes lackeys.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 5:48:02am

re: #74 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Obviously. He doesn’t like people who actually do their job. He likes lackeys.

If it were up to him, he would have the entire US Federal Government sign a comprehensive NDA

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makeitstop  May 16, 2020 • 5:52:55am
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BigPapa  May 16, 2020 • 5:55:11am

Kayleigh McEnemy:

‘We have Trump styled Pandemic Response plans. Look, they’re here. In binders. Obama’s pandemic response plan was insufficient. See, it’s just paper stapled together.’

Hard not to see this as a defining Theater of the Absurd moment in the Trump era.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 5:57:56am

Yeouch

Steve schmidt, MSNBC via
Rawstory

Donald Trump has been the worst president this country has even had,” he stated. “I don’t say that hyperbolically — he is. But he is a consequential president. He has brought this country, in three short years, to a place of weakness that is simply unimaginable if you are pondering where we are today from the day where Barack Obama left office.”

This is a moment of unparalleled national humiliation, of weakness when you listen to the president,” he continued. “There are the musing of an imbecile, an idiot. And I don’t use those words to name-call, I use them because they are the precise words in the English language to describe his behavior, his comportment, his actions. We’ve never seen a level of incompetence, a level of ineptitude so staggering on a daily basis from anybody on the history of the country

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 5:58:04am

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thank goodness my county sheriff has more to do than post to Facebook and grandstand against public health orders.

Despite me living in Conservatopia, everyone is complying with public health orders from the state here. The sheriff’s department has little to do besides what they normally do: wrangle loose cattle (and llamas on the llama farm about a mile west of me) from the county roads.

There was a runaway emu on a highway in this area the other day.

mcall.com

Ended poorly for the emu.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 6:05:29am

re: #44 austin_blue

Brazil, under the control of an ultraconservative asshole, has totally lost control of containing the virus. Just look at the numbers:

worldometers.info

They aren’t testing. He’s going for herd immunity. God help those people.

And given that the virus got into Brazil via their upper class guess who the herd is going to blame?

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jeffreyw  May 16, 2020 • 6:06:01am

Good morning!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 6:06:14am

re: #47 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Free Market will regulate everything without the need of Government interference, remember?

Rule 0 is White Privilege.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 6:09:02am

re: #22 austin_blue

I have carried a covered shotgun or rifle numerous times in my life into a retail establishment, just because it is stupid to leave a weapon in your vehicle of choice. The risk of theft is just too risky.

But then, I was always taught by my Marine father that *****if you don’t always have control of your weapon, then you don’t deserve to posses a weapon.*****

Winner
Always means always

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A Cranky One  May 16, 2020 • 6:09:07am

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A Cranky One  May 16, 2020 • 6:10:29am

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 6:12:00am

re: #51 Dread Pirate

This is a variant of something I’ve seen in private enterprise a few times I bet:
1) There is a problem.
2) Your internal sources give you recommendations and/or verifies there is a problem.
3) For REASONS, you don’t want to believe internal sources.
4) External firm is hired to investigate problem (and paid $$$ for it - which gives it value)
(Now, #4 might be hired seriously, or potentially to generate a whitewash.)
5) External firm comes in and talks to internal source since they are the experts on the local conditions.
6) External firm essentially reports same as #2, collects their money, and goes home. Possibly after also making recommendations that might get them, or a related contracting firm, some additional business.
7) Corporate leadership acts on #6 since it has value compared to #2 since they paid for it. (Though they paid for #2 as well, but it’s not the same thing.)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 6:12:55am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

The White House is flailing. Trump probably senses he’s likely in deep shit and he’ll do anything to distract potential voters.

If the situation gets worse, I imagine they’ll become increasingly frantic and hysterical. Trump knows the only thing keeping him from being indicted in a New York state courtroom is the office of the presidency. And if he loses that, then it’s game over. The other day, I saw Biden saying he would not pardon Trump….which was good to hear; I hope he sticks to that statement*. The criminal justice system needs to be allowed to run its course when it comes to Trump.

* the only way Trump could secure a pardon (if he loses this November) is for him to resign before 20 January 2021 and have Pence (as a caretaker POTUS) issue a blanket pardon while Trump flies off to Mar-a-Lago. BTW, that’s a scenario I could see happening…..Trump as Nixon Mk.II, so to speak.

Which still doesn’t protect him from New York State.

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BigPapa  May 16, 2020 • 6:12:56am

This Pandemic Response charade is likely to blow up in Trump’s face, like everything else. Despite the absurdity of McEnemy’s Stapled Papers charade, the Obama Pandemic Response plan existed. This Trump plan and this exercise, let’s see them. Also, let’s see how his Pandemic Response plan was pushed to adoption in January or February.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 6:15:09am

re: #71 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

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BigPapa  May 16, 2020 • 6:18:48am

CODE RED Trump’s ‘pandemic plan’ was slammed in ‘Crimson Contagion’ wargames report over ‘insufficient preparation and funding’

DONALD Trump’s pandemic response plan was slammed in a 2019 report over “insufficient preparation and funding.”

However, McEnany was also holding a post-action report from the “Crimson Contagion” simulation exercise in 2019, which was very critical of the Trump administration’s response to a pandemic like COVID-19.

In. Their. Face.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 16, 2020 • 6:20:04am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

The White House is flailing. Trump probably senses he’s likely in deep shit and he’ll do anything to distract potential voters.

If the situation gets worse, I imagine they’ll become increasingly frantic and hysterical. Trump knows the only thing keeping him from being indicted in a New York state courtroom is the office of the presidency. And if he loses that, then it’s game over. The other day, I saw Biden saying he would not pardon Trump….which was good to hear; I hope he sticks to that statement*. The criminal justice system needs to be allowed to run its course when it comes to Trump.

* the only way Trump could secure a pardon (if he loses this November) is for him to resign before 20 January 2021 and have Pence (as a caretaker POTUS) issue a blanket pardon while Trump flies off to Mar-a-Lago. BTW, that’s a scenario I could see happening…..Trump as Nixon Mk.II, so to speak.

I think you’re giving trump sentience he doesn’t have. I don’t think he has a concept of ever getting caught or that he might have to do anything more than sue , threaten and maybe pay a fine (or a bribe).

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Dr. Matt  May 16, 2020 • 6:21:06am
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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 6:21:27am

re: #79 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

There was a runaway emu on a highway in this area the other day.

mcall.com

Ended poorly for the emu.

Was the driver covered by Liberty Mutual?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 6:23:26am

re: #86 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

This is a variant of something I’ve seen in private enterprise a few times I bet:
1) There is a problem.
2) Your internal sources give you recommendations and/or verifies there is a problem.
3) For REASONS, you don’t want to believe internal sources.
4) External firm is hired to investigate problem (and paid $$$ for it - which gives it value)
(Now, #4 might be hired seriously, or potentially to generate a whitewash.)
5) External firm comes in and talks to internal source since they are the experts on the local conditions.
6) External firm essentially reports same as #2, collects their money, and goes home. Possibly after also making recommendations that might get them, or a related contracting firm, some additional business.
7) Corporate leadership acts on #6 since it has value compared to #2 since they paid for it. (Though they paid for #2 as well, but it’s not the same thing.)

Corrolary to “any report that comes out of an expensive computer must by definition be correct”

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 6:24:08am

re: #88 BigPapa

This Pandemic Response charade is likely to blow up in Trump’s face, like everything else. Despite the absurdity of McEnemy’s Stapled Papers charade, the Obama Pandemic Response plan existed. This Trump plan and this exercise, let’s see them. Also, let’s see how his Pandemic Response plan was pushed to adoption in January or February.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 6:28:23am

re: #92 Dr. Matt

“Operation Rock Wallaby”: the story of the helicopter mission which dumped thousands of pounds of veggies (mostly carrots and sweet potatoes) to wallabies and other animals left without a food source after surviving wildfires in New South Wales

They will grow dependent on government aid and never want to forage again…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 16, 2020 • 6:29:41am

re: #93 Barefoot Grin

Was the driver covered by Liberty Mutual?

HIGHLY underrated comment. 👍👍

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 6:34:31am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 6:40:16am

Who is Dr. Fauci?

m.facebook.com

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 6:42:06am

Rando comment

If Trump weren’t the heroic predisent that he is running into schools barehanded to take on school shooters, he’d be a heroic doctor / nurse running into Chinese labs to take on mutating viruses barehanded and maskless because his uncle was at MIT

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So Cal Greek Hippie  May 16, 2020 • 6:46:49am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember two A10 flying in tandem over my (our, since I learned we lived really close to each other apparently) South University of Arizona neighborhood every 23 minutes or so all day every day.

Once I heard a really loud jet sound and went outside to look. It was a Cargo plane (C5?) piggybacking the Space Shuttle, flying really low over my house. Amazing to see even after all these years

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 6:51:27am

re: #101 So Cal Greek Hippie

I remember two A10 flying in tandem over my (our, since I learned we lived really close to each other apparently) South University of Arizona neighborhood every 23 minutes or so all day every day.

Once I heard a really loud jet sound and went outside to look. It was a Cargo plane (C5?) piggybacking the Space Shuttle, flying really low over my house. Amazing to see even after all these years

Ah yes, I recall standing on my GF’s balcony watching the flights of Warthogs doing their maneuvers…

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makeitstop  May 16, 2020 • 6:53:43am

My wife found out that our doctor’s office is offering antibody testing, so we’ve got appointments today to get that done.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 6:55:39am

#QuackPAC heh.

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BigPapa  May 16, 2020 • 6:57:28am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2020 • 6:58:51am

re: #104 Belafon

Duckworth will be savagely attacked in the same way Max Cleland was.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 7:02:48am

re: #106 Eric The Fruit Bat

Duckworth will be savagely attacked in the same way Max Cleland was.

Will they be passing out fake leg prostheses?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2020 • 7:11:36am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ya never know how low the current crop of hoppers will go.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 7:14:38am

Charlie Pierce sent out something this morning that hit me as being exactly right:

Recently, in trying to get a grip on what the context of the upcoming national election might be, I came upon a psychological phenomenon called “derealization,” a dissociative disorder the symptoms of which include:

• Distorted perception of time, space, and size of things around you.
• Feeling of unreality from the world around you, as if in a dream or trance.
• Feeling as if everything is foggy, fuzzy, or warped.
• Sense of being disconnected from those around you as if you’re trapped in a bubble.
• Thoughts of going crazy or being very ill.

Well, more than that was exactly right, but this hit the bullseye as far as I can see, both literally now and “for as far as I can see.” Pardon if the grammar is not up to post-coffee standards.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 7:16:07am

re: #108 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ya never know how low the current crop of hoppers will go.

There is no bottom in that benthos…

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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 7:19:53am

Former National Security Officials: the “unmasking” list could be bad news for Mike Flynn
“This is a long list of names of people across disparate areas of government who independently felt” incidents involving Flynn were problematic, said one former official.
by Abigail Tracy, Vanity Fair

Former FBI counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa posits that to the contrary of the Trumpian line, the volume of unmasking requests related to Flynn’s behavior, is a bad look for him—not the Obama administration. “This does not help Flynn,” she told me. “This is a long list of names of people across disparate areas of government who independently felt that the intelligence reports they were reading were so alarming that they needed to know—without knowing, by the way, who it was beforehand—[who] the person was that was engaging in that communication or activity.” Driving this point home, Rangappa asked of Grenell, “Why not go ahead and disclose the underlying intelligence report?” In other words, if the Trumpian line of attack is that these Obama officials were acting inappropriately and without cause, make that case. Of course, conspiracy theories don’t thrive in context. And transparency has never been the currency of Trumpworld; details be damned.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 7:22:08am

re: #111 retired cynic

The ending:

But Barr and Grenell effectively struck two pieces of flint together to create smoke, if not fire. Devoid of context or explanation, the unmasking list is already being deployed by allies of the president to paint Flynn as a victim of Trump’s political enemies. And the motion to dismiss the charges against Flynn—never mind his guilty plea—buttresses the narrative that the Russia investigation was a hoax; the charges were trumped up from the start. And Trump’s allies continue to say the quiet part out loud. Two campaign officials told the Washington Post that the effort is designed to tarnish the president’s top rival, Biden, and Obama, the former vice president’s top surrogate. And the president’s congressional allies haven’t even attempted to hide their hands from the public. “We sort of have the smoking gun because we now have the declassified document with Joe Biden’s name on it,” Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said.

Doss reiterated to me, “On its face there’s nothing in that list that suggests anything improper was done.” For Trump, however, that is not the point.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 7:25:15am

Launch is scrubbed.

Scrub

Launch Director Paul Aragon was announced that we will not continue with countdown operations today. Another launch attempt will be possible in 24 hours, with Sunday’s target liftoff time at 9:14 a.m. EDT (1314 UTC).

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i(m)p(each)sos  May 16, 2020 • 7:27:27am

re: #113 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

You will not be going to space today.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 7:28:23am

re: #114 i(m)p(each)sos

You will not be going to space today.

Maybe tomorrow.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 7:30:09am

re: #81 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

I had a bluebird at the feeders yesterday. A rare sighting for me here, and really delightful! Plus the Baltimore orioles did a fly-by, which was appreciated more than any jets. (Get a fair share of those, as I’m only minutes by air from Scott Field, for those jets.)

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Jay C  May 16, 2020 • 7:33:01am

re: #111 retired cynic

re: #112 retired cynic

My advice to the Biden campaign would be to seize this issue ASAP, and toss it right back in Trump’s face. I’d suggest that Joe go straight on camera, and make a statement to the effect of,

”Yeah, I signed off on ‘unmasking’ Michael Flynn, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Corrupt foreign interference in our elections should NOT go uninvestigated, and working for a Presidential campaign doesn’t give anyone license to ignore the law”

And maybe add:

” Even if you’re a crooked crony of the President’s”

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i(m)p(each)sos  May 16, 2020 • 7:33:26am

re: #115 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Maybe tomorrow.

My just-turned-12-year-old is very excited. He woke me up this morning to watch.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  May 16, 2020 • 7:37:39am

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 7:38:07am

Looks like that NY Post story yesterday is actually gaining some legs.

Criminal group that hacked law firm threatens to release Trump documents

The group, a known criminal enterprise, didn’t offer any proof it had information compromising to Trump. It did, however, release a large set of stolen files from the law firm, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. NBC News reviewed some of the documents, and they appear legitimate.

Who said irony was dead?

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 7:39:51am

re: #117 Jay C

My advice to the Biden campaign would be to seize this issue ASAP, and toss it right back in Trump’s face. I’d suggest that Joe go straight on camera, and make a statement to the effect of,

”Yeah, I signed off on ‘unmasking’ Michael Flynn, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Corrupt foreign interference in our elections should NOT go uninvestigated, and working for a Presidential campaign doesn’t give anyone license to ignore the law”

And maybe add:

” Even if you’re a crooked crony of the President’s”

Yes, yes, yes!

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 7:41:03am

Working the refs works, that’s why:

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 7:41:57am

re: #118 i(m)p(each)sos

My just-turned-12-year-old is very excited. He woke me up this morning to watch.

Well he’ll get another chance tomorrow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 7:44:45am

re: #111 retired cynic

Former National Security Officials: the “unmasking” list could be bad news for Mike Flynn

Trump and Fox News are counting on their audience not even knowing what “unamasking” is, just that it sounds all underhanded and Deep-Statey/Obamagatey…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 7:47:11am

re: #122 Barefoot Grin

Just the President of the United States casually suggesting that it’s an “illegal situation” for those who doesn’t share his politics to be in charge of private companies—which *aren’t* subject to the First Amendment.

We’ve become inured to his nonsense—but this is un-American.

Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

That is the part of the 1A that they overlook just like they overlook the “well-regulated militia” clause in the 2A…

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jeffreyw  May 16, 2020 • 7:47:13am

re: #116 retired cynic

I had a bluebird at the feeders yesterday. A rare sighting for me here, and really delightful! Plus the Baltimore orioles did a fly-by, which was appreciated more than any jets. (Get a fair share of those, as I’m only minutes by air from Scott Field, for those jets.)

Bluebirds don’t hit the seed feeders very often although they will hit suet feeders. They like to flit around grassy areas for bugs. We have a couple of bluebirds boxes that see new nests every year.

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sagehen  May 16, 2020 • 7:47:19am

re: #92 Dr. Matt

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Rebel Wilson and Russell Crowe have to star in the movie version…

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 16, 2020 • 7:54:01am

re: #81 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Watching the world go by
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BigPapa  May 16, 2020 • 7:55:17am

The point should not be forgotten: Barr has pushed and Trump has assumed Unitary Executive Theory, basically that the President can do anything he wants. So if Obama wanted to investigate Flynn and unmask him, he could.

Doh.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 8:00:56am

re: #106 Eric The Fruit Bat

Duckworth will be savagely attacked in the same way Max Cleland was.

Every nominee will be attacked for being chosen only because they are a woman. And each one of the potential candidates will be further attacked for some special thing: Harris because she’s black, etc. I refuse to do anything but be angry at the people doing the attacking. I will not give into “Oh, but what about this?” And Duckworth can take care of herself.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 8:04:35am

re: #129 BigPapa

The point should not be forgotten: Barr has pushed and Trump has assumed Unitary Executive Theory, basically that the President can do anything he wants. So if Obama wanted to investigate Flynn and unmask him, he could.

Doh.

that line of reasoning is both logically consistent and colorblind…in other words, inapplicable to Trump

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Jay C  May 16, 2020 • 8:07:18am

re: #129 BigPapa

I think in theory, you’re right, but in practice, it works out to be more like:

The point should not be forgotten: Barr has pushed and Trump has assumed Unitary Executive Theory, basically that the President Donald Trump can do anything he wants. So if Obama Trump wanted to investigate Flynn and unmask him, he could, but if Obama did it, it was the worst, most horriblest abuse of power EVER!!!!!

Doh.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 16, 2020 • 8:11:25am
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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 8:12:02am

re: #126 jeffreyw

Bluebirds don’t hit the seed feeders very often although they will hit suet feeders. They like to flit around grassy areas for bugs. We have a couple of bluebirds boxes that see new nests every year.

I was remembering it incorrectly. Still no coffee. Still feeding critters but had to sit down. The bluebird was in the trees, but down on a branch where I could see it clearly from the porch. There is a bluebird nest I put up years ago, but it hasn’t been used before. Maybe this is the year!

Bird crowds are beginning to scale down on the thistle seed, and so it is time to put out some of the dried critters. I find it SO hard to keep the raccoons out of the peanut butter/suet bars. They come out during broad daylight and claw them down, no matter if I grease the pole or not. We have been doing weekly patches on the feed shed, as they have chewed their way in through the roof (patched, then replaced), and then under the eaves (blocked), and finally (I hope), under the door — patched. And the squirrels have chewed under eave holes and are romping in the attic. The skunk and the ground hog are becoming more bold by the day. Good thing I enjoy the wild critters, ‘cuz I sure have ‘em.

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wrenchwench  May 16, 2020 • 8:15:11am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 8:15:45am

re: #130 Belafon

Every nominee will be attacked for being chosen only because they are a woman. And each one of the potential candidates will be further attacked for some special thing: Harris because she’s black, etc. I refuse to do anything but be angry at the people doing the attacking. I will not give into “Oh, but what about this?” And Duckworth can take care of herself.

Yep they’re going to find fault with whoever. My first choice is Harris for VP but there’s a lot of great women being considered and I’m glad Duckworth is one of them. We shouldn’t be afraid. This is a referendum on Trump and Pence.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2020 • 8:18:42am

re: #99 Belafon

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m.facebook.com

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 8:23:28am

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

No hate at all for Dr Fauci. If anything I am a fan of his and I would love to see DT have to thank him without any remarks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 8:28:02am

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey isn’t that Dr. Fauci, that so many Republicans hate right now getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from a Republican president?

RINO who never built a wall…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2020 • 8:28:52am

re: #134 retired cynic

Try this suet feeder - it is easy to load and fairly large-critter proof.

Suet feeder at Amazon

Critter proof suet feeder
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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2020 • 8:31:14am

re: #140 Colère Tueur de Lapin

It’s a trap!

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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 8:32:19am

re: #140 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Try this suet feeder - it is easy to load and fairly large critter proof.

Suet feeder at Amazon

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Had something like that. They tore it down, broke it, and ate the goodies. Got another. They tore it down and took it into the woods and I never found it. Starting hanging them and bringing them in as soon as the birds were done in early evening. So the raccoons started going after them in daylight. And those slabs aren’t cheap!

Still, I’ll see about getting that, and giving it a try. Maybe it’s stout enough to deter the beasts!

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wrenchwench  May 16, 2020 • 8:37:35am

re: #135 wrenchwench

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In 1972, 7 kids, a mom and a dog drove in a VW bus across the US (partway, LA to Chicago), slamming on the brakes and making U turns for historical markers.

6 of the 7
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jaunte  May 16, 2020 • 8:46:50am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 8:53:54am

Looks like the ELU mission scrub this morning has interfered with Space X planned launch tomorrow.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 16, 2020 • 8:54:01am

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

True Trumpsters — which include now almost the entire GOP presence in the House and Senate — see Fauci as a villain. On FB, memes and videos demonize him on a regular basis. The infamous Plandemic (which I never viewed) certainly portrays him as such. If you don’t worship and praise Trump or if you dare to contradict him, you must be destroyed regardless of anything meritorious in your history.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 8:56:29am

This is great. Starts off slow, but then rocks out.

Lowen - Just Fucking Let Me Love You (Official Music Video)

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makeitstop  May 16, 2020 • 8:56:53am

re: #103 makeitstop

My wife found out that our doctor’s office is offering antibody testing, so we’ve got appointments today to get that done.

And we’re back. Both wife and I are negative/negative. No COVID, no antibodies.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 8:57:51am

re: #146 Hecuba’s daughter

And that worship of DT is so dangerous. I have some of my neighbors who are die hard R’s who think DT is the best thing in the world. I am polite and nod and keep on walking away from them.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 8:59:19am

re: #148 makeitstop

That is great news. :)

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 9:00:22am

re: #148 makeitstop

Excellent news.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 9:08:28am

re: #149 PhillyPretzel

And that worship of DT is so dangerous. I have some of my neighbors who are die hard R’s who think DT is the best thing in the world. I am polite and nod and keep on walking away from them.

From 2017: The Enablers, by Sarah Ellison in Vanity Fair.

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Reince Priebus. Gives examples of each showing their disdain and horror of DJT, and then going along, for power.

Donald Trump will suffer his own grim fate in the eyes of historians, but it will come with an asterisk: he is a profoundly damaged human being with no true understanding of his capacities, his emotions, his ignorance, his job, or the fundamentals of human decency.

His enablers will get no asterisk. They will be treated with the special contempt reserved for those who acted knowingly and cravenly, with eyes wide open.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 9:10:09am

re: #149 PhillyPretzel

And that worship of DT is so dangerous. I have some of my neighbors who are die hard R’s who think DT is the best thing in the world. I am polite and nod and keep on walking away from them.

There are others who know what a dick he is but still tick to the talking point because they see him as their key to power. And these are not people who can back off any point that they have embraced.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2020 • 9:18:34am

Trump’s slow-moving Friday night massacre of inspectors general, by Aaron Blake, WaPo.

Covers just the last four.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 16, 2020 • 9:19:54am

re: #153 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are others who know what a dick he is but still tick to the talking point because they see him as their key to power. And these are not people who can back off any point that they have embraced.

There are some whose only objection is to his style and not his substance; a FOAF has called him a very flawed vessel but anything is better than (a) those socialist baby-killing Democrats who may lower my return on my 401(k) or (b) those who Netanyahu disdains.

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lizardofid  May 16, 2020 • 9:20:11am

Good morning.

Local news ran a story on a “membership pharmacy”. I had never heard of such a thing, but you pay an annual fee, and pass through wholesale. Man, the mark up on prescription medicine borders on criminal. According to the piece they are currently licensed in Texas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Illinois and Arizona, but due to expand.

Link

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 16, 2020 • 9:22:13am
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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 9:22:48am

re: #156 lizardofid

Why do you think so many people who hav to have certain and expensive medications on a regular basis make trips to Canada? It is the same medication but a heck of a lot cheaper.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 9:23:46am

a week or so ago blind frog belly white made a comment about Anadama bread

made our first loaf yesterday

we’re gonna be calling it Roseanne Roseannadanna bread.

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Alephnaught  May 16, 2020 • 9:24:35am

There were some anti-lockdown protests in Hyde Park, London. (There was similar in Glasgow, but only a handful of people.)

And the result of these protests in London? Currently trending on UK Twitter: “I AM A FREE” and “I AM NOT MAN”- based on this protestor’s sign.

If you don’t know, this sign is meant to be a reference to a famous line from the 1960s allegorical TV drama “The Prisoner”. Only done in the wrong order. And further messed up by inept typographical skills. It should read “I am not a number, I’m a free man!”. (2:49 into this clip.)

The Prisoner ~ Opening Sequence

EDIT: And he got arrested…

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 9:24:42am

re: #157 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

You mean like these: en.wikipedia.org

If it were not for them we would not have numbers.

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CarolJ  May 16, 2020 • 9:27:25am

re: #57 Dr Lizardo

Indeed, I think if he loses, he immediately goes to Mar-A-Lago to spite Biden. Which means that Biden will have no assistance in making a transition and will have to wing it as he goes. Sure, Uncle Joe will have more help than anyone in getting started. Meanwhile, Trump underslings will also scatter to the four winds, knowing that as of January 20, whatever immunity they may have will be gone, and they need to get legal assistance or qualify for a federal pension, being unemployable in the real world.

Go in there and get the White House stewards to count and track the silverware. Trump flunkies will steal anything that isn’t nailed down and probably try to pawn it.

Trump will leave Pence holding the bag for the rest of what’s left of his term. He doesn’t care about Pence, nor trust him either, which is why there won’t be a pardon offered. He’s accept one, but he’d rather pardon himself than that. He considers Pence a patsy at best, a flunky at worst.

Indeed, Pence is going to be the tragic figure in all of this. He would have been better off just resigning as Governor of Indiana He’s never going to be President, be elected to the Senate, or nominated for President. If he had resigned as Governor and just sat it out, he might have some role to play in a post-Trump Republican Party. He will leave with nothing, not even book offers or a media position. Nobody cares what he has to say about anything, or sees him as a future leader.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 9:29:19am

re: #162 CarolJ

Indeed, I think if he loses, he immediately goes to Mar-A-Lago to spite Biden. Which means that Biden will have no assistance in making a transition and will have to wing it as he goes. Sure, Uncle Joe will have more help than anyone in getting started. Meanwhile, Trump underslings will also scatter to the four winds, knowing that as of January 20, whatever immunity they may have will be gone, and they need to get legal assistance or qualify for a federal pension, being unemployable in the real world.

Go in there and get the White House stewards to count and track the silverware. Trump flunkies will steal anything that isn’t nailed down and probably try to pawn it.

I agree entirely. And yeah, I can see those asshats trying to steal the White House silverware.

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stpaulbear  May 16, 2020 • 9:31:29am

re: #116 retired cynic

I had a bluebird at the feeders yesterday. A rare sighting for me here, and really delightful! Plus the Baltimore orioles did a fly-by, which was appreciated more than any jets. (Get a fair share of those, as I’m only minutes by air from Scott Field, for those jets.)

If you put out a little dish of slightly watered-down grape jelly, the orioles may stop in your yard. They love grape jelly.

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sagehen  May 16, 2020 • 9:34:21am

re: #161 PhillyPretzel

You mean like these: en.wikipedia.org

If it were not for them we would not have numbers.

We would have most of the numbers, just not 0.

They gave us nothing.

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 9:35:27am

This’ll put a smile on your face:

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Dave In Austin  May 16, 2020 • 9:37:15am
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CarolJ  May 16, 2020 • 9:39:59am

re: #163 Dr Lizardo

I agree entirely. And yeah, I can see those asshats trying to steal the White House silverware.

Basically, Trump hires are the worst of the worst, ethically compromised, and incompetent. They have no future in politics-or probably even in the think tank world, dominated by Bushies and their allies. Bushes don’t forget how Trump has dissed them and their family, trashed whatever reputation America had, and made Republicanism toxic for a generation. So much for cozy do-nothing jobs in the think tank sector. The Trumpies know it, which is why they are stealing from the re-election fund to feather their nests and have something for later.
That’s why they are drawing money from the re-election fund for condos and luxury goods, spending more time trying to sell Trump tschotkes than trying to make an affirmative case for Trump’s re-election (before the pandemic, there was a weak case).

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 9:41:46am

re: #133 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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1988 or 89 or so
Shared a deserted beach on the island of Kauai with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.

About 30 yards apart both parties pretending the other wasnt there
(We were there first)

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 9:42:05am

re: #165 sagehen

We would have most of the numbers, just not 0.

They gave us nothing.

They also gave us the positional counting, which is the real breakthrough, along with zero: en.m.wikipedia.org

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 9:44:53am

re: #154 retired cynic

Trump’s slow-moving Friday night massacre of inspectors general, by Aaron Blake, WaPo.

Covers just the last four.

“Just”
“Four”!!!!!!

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 9:45:47am

re: #169 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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1988 or 89 or so
Shared a deserted beach on the island of Kauai with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.

About 30 yards apart both parties pretending the other wasnt there
(We were there first)

I turned a corner at University of Illinois-Chicago in a hallway leading to my sister’s graduation for masters in social work and this big dude coming the other way almost ran me over. He smiled and apologized. Later, in the ceremony I turned around to see that he was just sitting behind me. My sister asked, “did you see Phil Jackson sitting behind you?” I didn’t know who that was. Anyway, Phil’s wife was my sister’s classmate and got her degree at the same time.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 9:46:20am

re: #144 jaunte

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Imagine thinking that’s a decent person.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2020 • 9:47:04am

re: #156 lizardofid

One thing noticed in the article is that this company deals exclusively in generics - if you need a medication that has no generic equivalent, they won’t be much good to you.

I have been using goodrx.com with some successes.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 9:47:12am

re: #168 CarolJ

You’re right - Trump’s re-election campaign is just a 24/7 grift-a-thon. The Trumpites have no future, so they reckon they better as much as they can get their grubby paws on while they still have the chance.

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sagehen  May 16, 2020 • 9:47:29am

re: #169 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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1988 or 89 or so
Shared a deserted beach on the island of Kauai with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.

About 30 yards apart both parties pretending the other wasnt there
(We were there first)

1978, Hollywood Park racetrack, Cary Grant. The best-looking 70-year-old in history.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 9:50:53am

White Supremacists Built a Website to Doxx Interracial Couples — and It’s Going to Be Hard to Take Down (Vice, long article)

TL;DR, the Website seeks to find as many interracial couples as possible where a white woman is married to a non-white man, then harass the woman (on- or off-line).

The were kicked off several providers, until they moved to a service in Russia.

Security service Cloudflare (which provides protection against such things as DDOS attacks and provides their service) refuses to withdraw their service, citing libertarian free speech principles.

Cloudflare did kick the white supremacists off from the Charlottesville rally, but only after Heather Heyer was murdered. (They’d received many complaints as they were organising their hate-rally.) They also kicked off Stormfront after reporting showed many murders attached to that site.

There’s not much that can be done with the Russian service, but the only way Cloudflare is going to straighten up is if people boycott them and use other services. We already know that won’t happen, even murder is not enough to get people to quit using Cloudflare.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 9:54:07am

re: #175 Dr Lizardo

You’re right - Trump’s re-election campaign is just a 24/7 grift-a-thon. The Trumpites have no future, so they reckon they better as much as they can get their grubby paws on while they still have the chance.

Which is pretty much what his 2016 campaign was intended to be.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 9:54:33am

Mucho más lluvia aquí.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 9:55:50am

re: #168 CarolJ

Basically, Trump hires are the worst of the worst, ethically compromised, and incompetent. They have no future in politics-or probably even in the think tank world, dominated by Bushies and their allies. Bushes don’t forget how Trump has dissed them and their family, trashed whatever reputation America had, and made Republicanism toxic for a generation. That’s why they are drawing money from the re-election fund for condos and luxury goods, spending more time trying to sell Trump tschotkes than trying to make an affirmative case for Trump’s re-election (before the pandemic, there was a weak case).

It’s going to be interesting to watch the infighting in the GOP after Trump. They still refuse to acknowledge the nation’s changing demographics. That’s why Biden will be competitive in Texas. And if Texas turns so much as purple I think the GOP should worry greatly about their long term prospects. The Trump Years aren’t going to be fondly looked back at.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 9:56:13am

re: #179 Belafon

A lot of what kind of water? I am sorry I do not know Spanish.

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jeffreyw  May 16, 2020 • 9:57:17am

re: #164 stpaulbear

If you put out a little dish of slightly watered-down grape jelly, the orioles may stop in your yard. They love grape jelly.

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stpaulbear  May 16, 2020 • 9:58:06am

re: #158 PhillyPretzel

Why do you think so many people who hav to have certain and expensive medications on a regular basis make trips to Canada? It is the same medication but a heck of a lot cheaper.

There was a program sponsored by the state of MN back around 2003 that allowed us (I can’t remember if it was just state employees or everyone) to order drugs from Canada through the mail. I sent in my order, and about a month later I got a letter from the Dept. of Homeland Security telling me that my meds had been seized at the border as illegal.

I talked with the state people in charge of the program. They were surprised and suggested that I just order them again through the program.

They were seized again and this time I got a letter from DHS much quicker than the first one, which implied to me that the DHS now had a file of my activities already in place. I never got resolution on why the program was working for some but not for me.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 9:58:26am

And its moving up from the south.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2020 • 9:58:29am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Security service Cloudflare (which provides protection against such things as DDOS attacks and provides their service) refuses to withdraw their service, citing libertarian free speech principles.

Cloudflare did kick the white supremacists off from the Charlottesville rally, but only after Heather Heyer was murdered. (They’d received many complaints as they were organising their hate-rally.) They also kicked off Stormfront after reporting showed many murders attached to that site.

Then incoming President Biden declares Cloudfare a national service under FCC control - then watch what happens.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 9:58:44am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Which is pretty much what his 2016 campaign was intended to be.

I think he was shocked that he won. I think he thought HRC would win and he would have a free platform (Twitter) to bitch at HRC for the next four years and for millions of slobbering Republicans to go along with it and that’s kind of what has happened. Nearly four years later, I still can’t believe we elected him.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 9:59:10am

re: #181 PhillyPretzel

A lot of what kind of water? I am sorry I do not know Spanish.

“It’s raining a lot more here.”

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 9:59:14am

re: #181 PhillyPretzel

A lot of what kind of water? I am sorry I do not know Spanish.

Rain. Lluvia is rain, the noun. Llover is to rain, the verb.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 10:00:05am

re: #187 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

re: #188 Belafon

Thanks. :)

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 10:01:55am

re: #189 PhillyPretzel

Thanks. :)

If you ever wonder and don’t have someone to ask, spanishdict.com is a good place to go. They will translate whole sentences. They are basically a translation aggregator with some other useful info.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 10:01:58am

re: #186 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think he was shocked that he won. I think he thought HRC would win and he would have a free platform (Twitter) to bitch at HRC for the next four years and for millions of slobbering Republicans to go along with it and that’s kind of what has happened. Nearly four years later, I still can’t believe we elected him.

We didn’t. They did. //

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 10:06:29am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Which is pretty much what his 2016 campaign was intended to be.

Except he fucked up in 2016. He won.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:08:20am

re: #191 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

We didn’t. They did. //

True. Shouldn’t have even been close though but that’s here and there.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 10:08:25am

re: #156 lizardofid

Good morning.

Local news ran a story on a “membership pharmacy”. I had never heard of such a thing, but you pay an annual fee, and pass through wholesale. Man, the mark up on prescription medicine borders on criminal. According to the piece they are currently licensed in Texas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Illinois and Arizona, but due to expand.

Link

Yup, they’re legal here. They do not dispense controlled substances though, so I’m out of luck.

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Alephnaught  May 16, 2020 • 10:09:29am

I did something very 2020…

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2020 • 10:12:27am

re: #99 Belafon

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m.facebook.com

I can’t wait for the doctors book after this orange, scumbag, criminal, treasonous piece of shit is out of the presidency.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 10:13:23am

Ugh. Be back in a bit. The kitchen sink drain isn’t going to unclog itself. I really, really hate plumbing.

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stpaulbear  May 16, 2020 • 10:13:56am

re: #183 stpaulbear

Corrected my date in the previous comment. Time gets kind of blurry when you get old.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 10:15:40am

re: #197 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Ugh. Be back in a bit. The kitchen sink drain isn’t going to unclog itself. I really, really hate plumbing.

Tell your kitchen sink “you’re not the boss of me” and wash your dishes in the bathtub. /s

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:16:03am

re: #196 Eventual Carrion

I can’t wait for the doctors book after this orange, scumbag, criminal, treasonous piece of shit is out of the presidency.

There’s going to be so many books about how Trump fucked this.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 10:17:17am

re: #195 Alephnaught

I did something very 2020…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2020 • 10:19:28am

re: #200 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

re: #196 Eventual Carrion

I can’t wait for the doctors book after this orange, scumbag, criminal, treasonous piece of shit is out of the presidency.

There’s going to be so many books about how Trump fucked this.

You hope…don’t forget that history is written by the winners.

And if Trump wins? Game over.

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jeffreyw  May 16, 2020 • 10:21:03am

Lasagna, fresh from the oven

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:24:08am

re: #202 Eric The Fruit Bat

You hope…don’t forget that history is written by the winners.

And if Trump wins? Game over.

I’m optimistic about beating him. I’m more wait and see about overcoming what he’s created.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2020 • 10:25:32am
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William Lewis  May 16, 2020 • 10:28:28am

re: #147 Dr Lizardo

Exquisite. Thank you.

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Ace Rothstein  May 16, 2020 • 10:29:07am

Question for any internet connection experts here: I’m trying to connect to Pokerstars using my home wifi. It will not connect for any reason, but when I switch over to my portable wifi, it connects without a problem. Any comments, solutions?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2020 • 10:29:36am

re: #204 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m optimistic about beating him. I’m more wait and see about overcoming what he’s created.

I’m not.

Trump is an incredible chaos agent, and who knows what he will bring forward.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:31:21am

re: #208 Eric The Fruit Bat

I’m not.

Trump is an incredible chaos agent, and who knows what he will bring forward.

I’m not saying it’s a shoe in that he’s gone but I’m trying to keep glass half full as possible lest I go mad.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 10:32:13am

re: #207 Ace Rothstein

The only thing I can think of is there may be a block on the home wi-fi.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2020 • 10:33:50am

trouble in Paradise

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 10:34:31am

re: #209 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m not saying it’s a shoe in that he’s gone but I’m trying to keep glass half full as possible lest I go mad.

The tighter the corner Trump is pressed into, the more extreme the reaction is going to be.

I mentioned earlier that if current trends continue, the GOP just might see it in their interest to derail the entire electoral process and turn it into such a clusterfuck full of irregularities and claims of fraud and manipulation that it produces no verifiable results, at which point they can claim victory.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 10:35:40am

re: #206 William Lewis

Exquisite. Thank you.

It’s amazing. Raw and emotional.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2020 • 10:36:09am
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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 10:36:42am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

trouble in Paradise

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So maybe the Federalist is funded by Leonard Leo and his cohorts after all.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:37:38am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The tighter the corner, the more extreme the reaction is going to be. I mentioned earlier that if current trends continue, the GOP just might see it in their interest to derail the entire electoral process and turn it into such a clusterfuck full of irregularities and claims of fraud and manipulation that it produces no verifiable results, at which point they can claim victory.

They did such a great job in the 2018 Midterms. This isn’t 2016 where Trump gets to hide being an empty slate of tweets and empty promises. 80,000+ Americans are dead and millions are out of work. It’s not going to be easy but I choose not to live in despair about the future.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:38:32am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

trouble in Paradise

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I bet he’s steaming that Mitch backed off the idiocy about Obama and the playbook.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 10:39:22am

re: #216 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They did such a great job in the 2018 Midterms. This isn’t 2016 where Trump gets to hide being an empty slate of tweets and empty promises. 80,000+ Americans are dead and millions are out of work. It’s not going to be easy but I choose not to live in despair about the future.

I don’t live in despair, it is the GOP who are desperate and we have seen that our electoral and voting system is not very robust and could be highly susceptible to concerted hacking and manipulation.

And I can see the GOP ready to flip over the table rather than face checkmate.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 10:39:59am

re: #207 Ace Rothstein

Question for any internet connection experts here: I’m trying to connect to Pokerstars using my home wifi. It will not connect for any reason, but when I switch over to my portable wifi, it connects without a problem. Any comments, solutions?

Your homewifi is shocked, shocked, to find that gambling going on in there?
/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2020 • 10:40:48am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2020 • 10:40:53am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lets just hope that one of his invitees has COVID-19.

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Jay C  May 16, 2020 • 10:40:55am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

trouble in Paradise

[Embedded content]

Yeah right, let’s go back to playing the old standards: next up, that golden oldie: Donnie and the Trumpettes with “THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION HOAX!!!”

and then, we’ll play the B-side: “BUILD THE WALL!!!”

And keep calling in, folks: remember, the 45th caller wins a red MAGA hat, and a government Inspector General job…..

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 10:41:01am

re: #216 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They did such a great job in the 2018 Midterms. This isn’t 2016 where Trump gets to hide being an empty slate of tweets and empty promises. 80,000+ Americans are dead and millions are out of work. It’s not going to be easy but I choose not to live in despair about the future.

By the looks of WorldOMeter (89,129 right now), we’re going to hit 90,000 by tomorrow (or Monday depending on when they post numbers).

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William Lewis  May 16, 2020 • 10:41:14am

re: #213 Dr Lizardo

It’s amazing. Raw and emotional.

Had to track down more info about her. Amazing and unusual person. I hope she can keep it up.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:41:15am

re: #218 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t live in despair, it is the GOP who are desperate and we have seen that our electoral and voting system is not very robust and highly susceptible to concerted hacking and manipulation.

And I can see the GOP ready to flip over the table rather than face checkmate.

Whatever man. All I said was I’m optimistic beating Trump. We shouldn’t underestimate these sobs but we shouldn’t act like they’re politics geniuses either.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:43:19am

re: #223 Teddy’s Person

By the looks of WorldOMeter (89,129 right now), we’re going to hit 90,000 by tomorrow (or Monday depending on when they post numbers).

It’ll be close to 100K by Memorial Day. I’m old enough to remember Trump pathetically hoping for an Easter miracle. His failure is on full display for the electorate to see.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 10:43:31am

re: #224 William Lewis

Had to track down more info about her. Amazing and unusual person. I hope she can keep it up.

Same here. I’d genuinely love to see her in concert (well, one of these days).

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 10:44:17am

re: #205 teleskiguy

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Man is sooooo busy he can’t allow his ***accountants** to respond to a subpoena
But not so busy to file suit as a third party to block it

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:44:27am

re: #222 Jay C

Yeah right, let’s go back to playing the old standards: next up, that golden oldie: Donnie and the Trumpettes with “THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION HOAX!!!”

and then, we’ll play the B-side: “BUILD THE WALL!!!”

And keep calling in, folks: remember, the 45th caller wins a red MAGA hat, and a government Inspector General job…..

Lock Her Up and Drain the Swamp are on the other LP.

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 10:44:27am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

trouble in Paradise

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I”m not fluent in crazy. Is what they’re saying here that Moscow Mitch won’t get to continue stacking the courts until the Senate investigates the Dems for colluding with Russia?

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danarchy  May 16, 2020 • 10:44:46am

re: #207 Ace Rothstein

Question for any internet connection experts here: I’m trying to connect to Pokerstars using my home wifi. It will not connect for any reason, but when I switch over to my portable wifi, it connects without a problem. Any comments, solutions?

Could be some sort of weird name resolution issue. If you open a command prompt(windows) or terminal session(OSX) and ping pokerstars.com does it resolve to an ip address? If not you may want to try hard coding your dns to something like 8.8.8.8(googles public dns). If it does resolve to an ip but just can’t reach that address then it may be a routing issue with your isp which unfortunately not much you can do about. Possibly using a vpn solution like expressvpn or ipvanish would route you around it. I’d say check your AV to see if it is blocking anything, but if it works on your hotspot, that likely has nothing to do with it.

Also could just try rebooting your router.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 10:45:30am

Stunning Poll: Almost Half of All Americans Think God Will Protect Them From Getting Coronavirus Mediatite)

A stunningly high percentage of Americans say that they believe God will protect them from contracting the coronavirus, according to a new poll.

In a new survey conducted by University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, an overwhelming majority of 82 percent of Americans said that they believe in God, and of those believers, large majorities said that the coronavirus pandemic is a message from God, and that God will protect them at least “somewhat” from the disease.

That majority is 55%. While Evangelicals are overwhelmingly convinced of this, all Christian faiths have large percentages which believe the same.

Keeps me convinced my atheist butt should stay away from Christians until this passes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2020 • 10:46:12am

I post this on Facebook and it’s removed for violating their terms of service. Gosh, I wonder why?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:46:15am

re: #230 Teddy’s Person

I”m not fluent in crazy. Is what they’re saying here that Moscow Mitch won’t get to continue stacking the courts until the Senate investigates the Dems for colluding with Russia?

I mean if Trump is that stupid, I for one welcome the judicial appointees by a guy who actually has read the Constitution versus the guy whose idea of government comes from Putin.

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William Lewis  May 16, 2020 • 10:46:19am

re: #227 Dr Lizardo

Same here. I’d genuinely love to see her in concert (well, one of these days).

Did you see this article: Meet Lowen, the Fluid Jewish Musician With Soul ?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 10:47:27am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The tighter the corner Trump is pressed into, the more extreme the reaction is going to be.

I mentioned earlier that if current trends continue, the GOP just might see it in their interest to derail the entire electoral process and turn it into such a clusterfuck full of irregularities and claims of fraud and manipulation that it produces no verifiable results, at which point they can claim victory.

The tighter the corner the less options

The gop can only fuck up the r states

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2020 • 10:48:51am

the orange moron is not going to have a good day

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 10:48:53am

re: #234 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean if Trump is that stupid, I for one welcome the judicial appointees by a guy who actually has read the Constitution versus the guy whose idea of government comes from Putin.

I agree, that’s why I’m not sure I’m reading those texts correctly. If I am, all I can say is please proceed.

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I am that guy  May 16, 2020 • 10:49:28am

Cooper AKA Houdini discovers water part I

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 10:49:46am

re: #235 William Lewis

Did you see this article: Meet Lowen, the Fluid Jewish Musician With Soul ?

Yeah, I did. Great article….I recommend it to everyone here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 10:50:20am

re: #225 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Whatever man. All I said was I’m optimistic beating Trump. We shouldn’t underestimate these sobs but we shouldn’t act like they’re politics geniuses either.

it is not going to be easy, even if we have an overwhelming edge in the popular vote.

those votes have to get counted and registered

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 10:50:28am

re: #226 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’ll be close to 100K by Memorial Day. I’m old enough to remember Trump pathetically hoping for an Easter miracle. His failure is on full display for the electorate to see.

I only took a week to go from a little over 80,000 to where we are today. So, 100,000 by Memorial Day tracks.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 10:51:06am

re: #218 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t live in despair, it is the GOP who are desperate and we have seen that our electoral and voting system is not very robust and highly susceptible to concerted hacking and manipulation.

And I can see the GOP ready to flip over the table rather than face checkmate.

He flips the table, he loses

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2020 • 10:51:08am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2020 • 10:51:22am

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

the orange moron is not going to have a good day

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I wake up and see relatives posting from their friends and fellow Xtians that their children will NOT watch Obama’s remarks and some go as far as to say they will turn their backs when he speaks. And they do this in the name of Jesus…

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 10:52:02am

re: #229 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Lock Her Up and Drain the Swamp are on the other LP.

You have to play it backwards and at slow speed

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 10:53:21am

re: #243 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

He flips the table, he loses

They know that, so they will blame it on the Dems.

I am just saying that we have to be prepared for some seriously subtle and underhanded tactics to undermine the results of the election so they can contest the outcome.

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 10:53:26am

re: #239 I am that guy

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Bath or a swim?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:53:34am

re: #241 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

it is not going to be easy, even if we have an overwhelming edge in the popular vote.

those votes have to get counted and registered

Never was and never said so but I’m optimistic. Not popping champagne but I’m ready for these bastards. As soon as I complete my class work in June, I’m doing what I can for Biden and the Democrats.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 10:54:11am

re: #246 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

You have to play it backwards and at slow speed

Is that when it tells you that Trump is a walrus and that Pence is dead?
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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 10:54:46am

re: #249 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Never was and never said so but I’m optimistic. Not popping champagne but I’m ready for these bastards. As soon as I complete my class work in June, I’m doing what I can for Biden and the Democrats.

If I’m not being too nosy, what class work are you doing?

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Jay C  May 16, 2020 • 10:56:35am

re: #250 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Is that when it tells you that Trump is a walrus and that Pence is dead?
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No, that’s part of the fadeout at the end of his latest EP release: SUPER DUPER SPACE-FORCE MAN —-

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 10:57:08am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:58:11am

re: #242 Teddy’s Person

I only took a week to go from a little over 80,000 to where we are today. So, 100,000 by Memorial Day tracks.

Yeah and I feel people will be careless during the transition out of stay at home. I’m still gonna wear a mask when I’m out, not go out unless I need to, & continue to try to stay safe. We’re not out of this. I hope a second wave isn’t what is feared but we need to be smart and our executive leadership is fucking stupid and selfish.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 10:59:02am

re: #253 Teddy’s Person

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Good move.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 11:01:00am

2020 sucks.

Jack Diamond, Holocaust survivor and longtime salesman at Nebraska Furniture Mart, dies of COVID-19 (Omaha World-Herald)

Jack Diamond, a popular furniture salesman known to generations of shoppers in his 58-year career at the Nebraska Furniture Mart, has died of COVID-19 at age 97.

What most of his customers did not know is that he grew up in Poland as Zelik Dimenstein and narrowly survived the Holocaust. He and his wife, Minde, arrived in Omaha in 1949 from a postwar displaced persons camp in Germany.

(more)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2020 • 11:01:49am

re: #244 Charles Johnson

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Will the RepubliKKKlans react any different when the death toll hits 250,000? How about 500,000 or a million?

Nope.

Communist Republican Ron Johnson says he expects over 3% of the American population to die. Well what if that goes to 4, 5 or 6% Russian Ron? Will that satisfy your bloodlust?

How many Republican Senators, Congresspersons, Governors, Officeholders have to die before Republicans wake up…50, 100, 200, 500, 1000? Give us a number Russian Ron, Give us a fucking number…better yet Russian Ron what will you say if you lie in a hospital bed tubed to a respirator? What will you say? Oh we know what you will think and say! You’ll go to your dirt nap damning Obama!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2020 • 11:01:53am

JFC

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ericblair  May 16, 2020 • 11:01:57am

re: #236 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

The tighter the corner the less options

The gop can only fuck up the r states

That’s why Biden polling +6 or better is a Very Good Thing: it will be hard for anyone sane to buy any complaints about rigging (and yes, he’d need sane people); and it saps morale for the goopers who need to know that they’ll be protected for any shit they pull in the election.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 11:02:08am

re: #244 Charles Johnson

The rush is also to kick people off unemployment like they’re doing here in Texas.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2020 • 11:03:19am

re: #255 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Good move.

Fuck him. He should’ve never ran in the first place. And he’ll vote for Fuckface Von Clownstick and tell all his dumbass followers to do the same.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 11:03:28am

re: #254 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah and I feel people will be careless during the transition out of stay at home. I’m still gonna wear a mask when I’m out, not go out unless I need to, & continue to try to stay safe. We’re not out of this. I hope a second wave isn’t what is feared but we need to be smart and our executive leadership is fucking stupid and selfish.

Southeast PA counties are still ‘red’ for now with stay-at-home orders currently until at least a week into June. Which I agree with. I still expect a lot of “cheating” of these over the Memorial Day weekend since people simply don’t want to know better.*

* - Or think Sky Daddy will protect them and their family personally per Anymouse’s earlier comment about a poll.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:04:22am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They know that, so they will blame it on the Dems.

I am just saying that we have to be prepared for some seriously subtle and underhanded tactics to undermine the results of the election so they can contest the outcome.

there really is no contesting “the outcome”
that’s like the 30th step

for any ‘result’ to flip, there has to be an evidence based, substantive argument of irregularity made at a county or precinct level

and it has to be in a precinct where the contested result is so close that a challenge could flip it

and there have to be enough of those successful challenges to then flip an entire state that was already razor thin (yes razor thin did happen in ‘16)

and for that to work the EC vote has to be razor thin already as well

theoretical? ok maybe
possible? not really
likely. no

the R’s dont control enough precincts and states to bury enough votes (ie absentees)

could the votes be hacked electronically? absolutely.
that’s different than contesting the result / outcome.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2020 • 11:06:20am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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The New York Times gladly peddles the latest trash from Trump because those liars are hell bent on publishing anything that kneecaps Joe. They want another Trump term.

FUCK THE SCREW YORK TIMES!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:06:56am

re: #254 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah and I feel people will be careless during the transition out of stay at home. I’m still gonna wear a mask when I’m out, not go out unless I need to, & continue to try to stay safe. We’re not out of this. I hope a second wave isn’t what is feared but we need to be smart and our executive leadership is fucking stupid and selfish.

I dont intend for me or mine to be part of that second wave.
It’s all I can do

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2020 • 11:09:29am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:11:14am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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Hey Don Jr, that was your Dad who commented on your newborn sister’s potential breast size and who trolled teenage beauty pageants.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:11:16am

re: #263 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

there really is no contesting “the outcome”
that’s like the 30th step

for any ‘result’ to flip, there has to be an evidence based, substantive argument of irregularity made at a county or precinct level

and it has to be in a precinct where the contested result is so close that a challenge could flip it

and there have to be enough of those successful challenges to then flip an entire state that was already razor thin (yes razor thin did happen in ‘16)

and for that to work the EC vote has to be razor thin already as well

theoretical? ok maybe
possible? not really
likely. no

the R’s dont control enough precincts and states to bury enough votes (ie absentees)

could the votes be hacked electronically? absolutely.
that’s different than contesting the result / outcome.

And while this scenario sort of did happen in 2000 Florida, it wasn’t nefarious or planned or predicted or orchestrated in advance by anyone. It was a combination of unfortunate factors.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2020 • 11:11:22am

re: #253 Teddy’s Person

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 11:12:24am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I guess his Go-Fund-Me thing wasn’t getting enough pledges.
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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2020 • 11:14:21am

re: #122 Barefoot Grin

Working the refs works, that’s why:

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They need to bake their own fucking cakes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:14:32am

re: #262 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Southeast PA counties are still ‘red’ for now with stay-at-home orders currently until at least a week into June. Which I agree with. I still expect a lot of “cheating” of these over the Memorial Day weekend since people simply don’t want to know better.*

* - Or think Sky Daddy will protect them and their family personally per Anymouse’s earlier comment about a poll.

Yeah Northern Va isn’t rushing to reopen which makes sense to me for the same reasons. This is going to be a process not an event. I think Trump has this fantasy of unemployment going to what it was and people to forget the past months. He’s in for a rude awakening especially if his rallies turn out to be a hot spot for the virus.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:15:01am

re: #242 Teddy’s Person

I only took a week to go from a little over 80,000 to where we are today. So, 100,000 by Memorial Day tracks.

“The United States is heading toward more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths by June 1, with leading mortality forecasts still trending upward,” Politico reports

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:15:25am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hey I know one of the three.// All jokes aside, I’m glad. I think Amash is an asshole but one with some principles.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2020 • 11:17:05am

re: #169 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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1988 or 89 or so
Shared a deserted beach on the island of Kauai with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.

About 30 yards apart both parties pretending the other wasnt there
(We were there first)

During Joint Task Force Andrew, I accidentally videobombed President GHW Bush and candidate Bill Clinton. (On the same day, I think.) I had shit to do and they were there to fuck up our air traffic plan with their VIP flights.

The kids did get to see me on the TV, though.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:17:31am

re: #270 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I guess his Go-Fund-Me thing wasn’t getting enough pledges.
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He was worried about the real voice of the Libertarian Party getting nominated, a nugget of gold high on cocaine and with an AR. Or maybe Trumpvis pardoning Joe Exotic after all. And btw the Greens are expected to struggle getting on the ballot in a few key states.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:18:44am

Rando comment

As long as the republicans hold power in Wisconsin or anywhere else, the pandemic will continue far beyond the point where it might have been effectively tamped down had there not been bald faced, weaponized resistance to the only strategies that have proven effective in mitigating the rapid spread of the virus; strategies that have been repeatedly endorsed and emphasized by Trump’s own pandemic response team.

The republican party is the party of death

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2020 • 11:19:55am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:21:55am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:23:23am

There’s more

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Hecuba's daughter  May 16, 2020 • 11:24:58am

re: #172 Barefoot Grin

I turned a corner at University of Illinois-Chicago in a hallway leading to my sister’s graduation for masters in social work and this big dude coming the other way almost ran me over. He smiled and apologized. Later, in the ceremony I turned around to see that he was just sitting behind me. My sister asked, “did you see Phil Jackson sitting behind you?” I didn’t know who that was. Anyway, Phil’s wife was my sister’s classmate and got her degree at the same time.

My late husband and I were dining at a small restaurant in a strip mall on Elm Place in Highland Park and Phil Jackson was seated at a nearby table. My sister saw Rodman in bathrobe and slippers at Bakers Square in Deerfield, near the Berto Center where the Bulls practiced.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 16, 2020 • 11:25:30am

Classic rock:

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jaunte  May 16, 2020 • 11:27:29am
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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2020 • 11:29:43am

The hamstermill is up-and-walking. Wife has logged .77 mile.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 11:30:15am
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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 11:32:37am

She’s part of the crew that went to Camp David this weekend.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:33:07am

re: #283 jaunte

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I wonder what skeletons Don Jr has in his closet.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 11:34:33am

re: #287 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Psst. Ask some of his former classmates at U of Penn. I am sure they will have a few stories to tell.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 11:34:52am

re: #245 Joe Bacon 🌹

I wake up and see relatives posting from their friends and fellow Xtians that their children will NOT watch Obama’s remarks and some go as far as to say they will turn their backs when he speaks. And they do this in the name of Jesus…

A Christian is speaking to the nation to inspire graduates who are having to deal with a world no one could imagine a year ago and they are letting their hate show.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:37:19am

re: #288 PhillyPretzel

Psst. Ask some of his former classmates at U of Penn. I am sure they will have a few stories to tell.

I bet.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2020 • 11:43:01am

re: #289 Belafon

A Christian is speaking to the nation to inspire graduates who are having to deal with a world no one could imagine a year ago and they are letting their hate show.

Those Christians will look you right in the face and say that Obama is a Muslim and worships in a mosque.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2020 • 11:44:18am

re: #245 Joe Bacon 🌹

I wake up and see relatives posting from their friends and fellow Xtians that their children will NOT watch Obama’s remarks and some go as far as to say they will turn their backs when he speaks. And they do this in the name of Jesus…

Why do people have assholes on their FaceBook? (alt: Why do people have FaceBook?)

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 11:44:39am

re: #290 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

One of the stories I remember reading a little while ago was when DT went to pick up Jr and found him drunk. DT slapped Jr and told him to get a suit on and get down to the limo. In my view that is one of many things that helped me choose HRC.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2020 • 11:46:05am

re: #292 Decatur Deb

Why do people have assholes on their FaceBook? (alt: Why do people have FaceBook?)

The question I have, for myself as well as others, is do I let the retro-atavists alone on my Facebook timeline, or do I interact with them.

I finally decided that I should intermittently interact with them.

Some have unfriended me in the Trump era. Some have not.

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 11:46:43am

re: #293 PhillyPretzel

One of the stories I remember reading a little while ago was when DT went to pick up Jr and found him drunk. DT slapped Jr and told him to get a suit on and get down to the limo. In my view that is one of many things that helped me choose HRC.

Not sure if it’s part of the same story, but they were going to a baseball game - in suits.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 11:47:59am

re: #295 Teddy’s Person

Yes. To a baseball game in suits.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2020 • 11:49:00am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:49:25am

re: #293 PhillyPretzel

One of the stories I remember reading a little while ago was when DT went to pick up Jr and found him drunk. DT slapped Jr and told him to get a suit on and get down to the limo. In my view that is one of many things that helped me choose HRC.

Yeah I read about that one.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:50:20am

re: #295 Teddy’s Person

Not sure if it’s part of the same story, but they were going to a baseball game - in suits.

Blue collar billionaire tho.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 16, 2020 • 11:50:43am

re: #297 teleskiguy

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Enjoyed him in Anchorman.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2020 • 11:50:50am

re: #294 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The question I have, for myself as well as others, is do I let the retro-atavists alone on my Facebook timeline, or do I interact with them.

I finally decided that I should intermittently interact with them.

Some have unfriended me in the Trump era. Some have not.

Guess retro-atavists are thin on the ground in your parts. If I need to interact with RW assholes, I would just walk the dog around the block. When I had a dog, when we could talk to neighbors.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2020 • 11:51:06am

re: #297 teleskiguy

Spinal Tap - Airbase

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 11:51:08am

re: #299 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Blue collar billionaire tho.

Finger on the pulse of the common man and all that.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2020 • 11:53:14am

It’s that time of year again, when the northern hemisphere starts to spit out tropical storms:

1) TS trying to form off of Florida:

Image: G16-sector-eus-GEOCOLOR-60fr-20200516-1435.gif

2) typhoon heading towards Bangladesh:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 11:53:20am

re: #291 Joe Bacon 🌹

Those Christians will look you right in the face and say that Obama is a Muslim and worships in a mosque.

When they’re not telling you he’s an atheist.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 16, 2020 • 11:54:12am

re: #281 Hecuba’s daughter

My late husband and I were dining at a small restaurant in a strip mall on Elm Place in Highland Park and Phil Jackson was seated at a nearby table. My sister saw Rodman in bathrobe and slippers at Bakers Square in Deerfield, near the Berto Center where the Bulls practiced.

I ran into oj Simpson in a benihana in sofla. it was after the trial. didn’t say a word to him.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2020 • 11:56:23am

re: #297 teleskiguy

RIP. Fred was a legend.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2020 • 11:56:40am

re: #301 Decatur Deb

Guess retro-atavists are thin on the ground in your parts. If I need to interact with RW assholes, I would just walk the dog around the block. When I had a dog, when we could talk to neighbors.

Facebook is one thing, my physical neighborhood is quite different.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 16, 2020 • 11:56:45am

My wife just made a souped-up Tombstone pizza (added mushrooms, bell peppers, and more cheese, but no pineapples darn it).

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Skandal  May 16, 2020 • 11:57:50am
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 16, 2020 • 11:57:57am

re: #297 teleskiguy

I’m glad he had a long run, but damn this sucks. I’ve been fan of his since seeing “Fernwood Tonight” as a wee lad back in the 70s. One of the funniest guys ever. I just replaced my lost copy of “A Mighty Wind”, too. Damn.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 11:58:06am

re: #291 Joe Bacon 🌹

Those Christians will look you right in the face and say that Obama is a Muslim and worships in a mosque.

“And Jesus would say what even if that were true?”

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2020 • 11:59:26am

re: #310 Skandal

True. They did listen to him.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2020 • 12:00:15pm

re: #305 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

When they’re not telling you he’s an atheist.

Oh I forgot to post that if they didn’t call Obama a Muslim, they call him a Communist.

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 12:00:41pm

They just played “Walking Spanish” on the radio.

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Teddy's Person  May 16, 2020 • 12:03:19pm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 12:07:03pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

Justin Amash says he’s changed his mind and he’s not running for President. All three of his supporters are said to be disappointed.

G, O and P…

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2020 • 12:07:50pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2020 • 12:08:57pm

re: #282 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Classic rock:

[Embedded content]

Sigur Rós uses one of those at their concerts

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Belafon  May 16, 2020 • 12:09:05pm

The HBCU commencement has started.

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Dread Pirate  May 16, 2020 • 12:10:04pm

re: #282 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Classic rock:

[Embedded content]

Wasn’t he in What’s up Doc?

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2020 • 12:20:54pm

re: #311 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I’m glad he had a long run, but damn this sucks. I’ve been fan of his since seeing “Fernwood Tonight” as a wee lad back in the 70s. One of the funniest guys ever. I just replaced my lost copy of “A Mighty Wind”, too. Damn.

I was just thinking for no particular reason about that “they should have him wear a little Sherlock Holmes hat and put a pipe in his mouth” line fromBest in Show.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2020 • 12:32:04pm

re: #199 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Tell your kitchen sink “you’re not the boss of me” and wash your dishes in the bathtub. /s

Done that more than once.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2020 • 8:08:55pm

re: #282 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Classic rock:

[Embedded content]

Ringing Rocks Park in PA is about an hour north of me. Interesting looking site visually as well as the geology.

en.wikipedia.org


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