The Bob Cesca Podcast: Super Duper

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Super Duper — [Explicit Language] The Super Duper Missile; Trump announces he’s going after Virginia; The truth about Virginia’s new gun laws; Barr and the oranges of the investigation; How do we talk about Obamagate; Trump claims he’s taking hydroxychloroquine; The side effects to watch for; The death toll due to Trump should be a bigger deal; Trump is permanently withdrawing the US from the WHO; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; With music by Paul Melancon and Keenen Blockson; and more!

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339 comments

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2020 • 8:22:25pm

Lemon drop martini sounds good.

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Ace-o-aces  May 19, 2020 • 8:28:39pm

This is my new favorite gif.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 8:35:34pm

re: #117 Hecuba’s daughter

Henry Rodgers was trying to make a more sinister point: that Tara Reade is the same as Christine Blasey Ford. And since Ford was credible. Reade is also so.

I’m going to go with “senior correspondent of Daily Caller is trying to throw up any chaff he can to divert from the Dumpster fire between deaths and Pompeo.”

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DodgerFan1988  May 19, 2020 • 8:36:00pm
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Belafon  May 19, 2020 • 8:39:09pm

I agree:

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 8:39:38pm

re: #2 Ace-o-aces

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This is my new favorite gif.

Basically, the WH thought they’d get away with the version of the email that had the portion where Comey and Obama discussed concerns about sharing sensitive info with Flynn knowing he was in frequent contact with the Russian Ambassador and Obama insisting it all be handled “by the book” redacted, painting a wholly different picture of the WH orchestrating the “hit” on the Flynn.

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plansbandc  May 19, 2020 • 8:41:07pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 8:42:32pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2020 • 8:43:00pm

re: #6 Targetpractice

Basically, the WH thought they’d get away with the version of the email that had the portion where Comey and Obama discussed concerns about sharing sensitive info with Flynn knowing he was in frequent contact with the Russian Ambassador and Obama insisting it all be handled “by the book” redacted, painting a wholly different picture of the WH orchestrating the “hit” on the Flynn.

Some schmoe … No Ted Cruz … Who is some schmoe, actually, said that “by the book” is *wink wink* some kind of secret code for * wink wink* some unidentified something or other.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 8:49:43pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 19, 2020 • 8:50:16pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Oh it’s Roosh picking on people while he tweets from Mommy’s basement…

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jaunte  May 19, 2020 • 8:52:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 8:52:26pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh it’s Roosh picking on people while he tweets from Mommy’s basement…

I don’t understand how Roosh has any sort of fan base at all (though I get why Twitter hasn’t kicked him off—harassing women is not against their rules).

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 19, 2020 • 8:53:41pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I don’t understand how Roosh has any sort of fan base at all (though I get why Twitter hasn’t kicked him off—harassing women is not against their rules).

Easy! He’s a loser just like the rest of his fellow incels!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 8:55:36pm

re: #14 Joe Bacon 🌹

Easy! He’s a loser just like the rest of his fellow incels!

Felicia needs to be careful (not because of chowderhead Roosh) but because Twitter will stand in to defend Nazi-adjacent men who harass women on their platform.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 19, 2020 • 8:57:57pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 19, 2020 • 8:59:23pm

Night Lizards.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 8:59:50pm

LOL

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 9:02:12pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

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Someone seems like they’re struggling with a personal epiphany.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 19, 2020 • 9:02:53pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

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Gosh I wonder what he thinks about bodybuilders… 😏

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austin_blue  May 19, 2020 • 9:04:01pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

Gosh I wonder what he thinks about bodybuilders… 😏

Have you ever watched Gladiator movies, Timmy?

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 9:07:08pm

re: #21 austin_blue

Have you ever watched Gladiator movies, Timmy?

“Jimmy, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?”

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Dread Pirate  May 19, 2020 • 9:07:38pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2020 • 9:08:03pm

This is what fuck head McConnell is trying his damnedest to protect. These companies.

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Dread Pirate  May 19, 2020 • 9:09:03pm

re: #24 Dread Pirate

I guess we know why he decided not to run for the Senate.

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 9:09:36pm

re: #24 Dread Pirate

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I think we know now why Mike decided he wasn’t all that hot about running for Senate in Kansas…

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 9:09:50pm

re: #26 Dread Pirate

I guess we know why he decided not to run for the Senate.

GMTA

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 9:13:33pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

Someone seems like they’re struggling with a personal epiphany.

He seems to be another Christian confused by sex.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 19, 2020 • 9:15:06pm

re: #29 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He seems to be another Christian confused by sex.

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Yes. Another repressed Christian who has several flash drives full of porn…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2020 • 9:17:25pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

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The responses to that tweet are *chefs kiss*

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2020 • 9:18:37pm

re: #21 austin_blue

Have you ever watched Gladiator movies, Timmy?

😂😂🤣🤣😭😭😭😭 Literally L’edOL

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 9:19:30pm

re: #25 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This is what fuck head McConnell is trying his damnedest to protect. These companies.

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We’re going to see more of this as the “reopen” efforts run headlong into the “corporate indifference to the suffering of their employees” mentality.

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austin_blue  May 19, 2020 • 9:22:27pm

Well, we’ve blown past the Rose Bowl today and now Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga (93, 246) is the new death stadium for tomorrow.

Next up, Texas Memorial Stadium at 95,594. So, Thursday.

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 9:26:19pm

re: #34 austin_blue

Well, we’ve blown past the Rose Bowl today and now Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga (93, 246) is the new death stadium for tomorrow.

Next up, Texas Memorial Stadium at 95,594. So, Thursday.

Nearly 3,000 Americans died in a single day and it’s left a cultural scar that still hasn’t gone away almost 20 years later.

Hell, over 60,000 died over nearly a decade in Vietnam and we still struggle today to grapple with the senseless lost of life.

But we’re fast approaching 100,000 dead before the end of the 3 months mark and the public’s response is basically “ho-hum.”

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goddamnedfrank  May 19, 2020 • 9:39:05pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2020 • 9:40:31pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

Someone seems like they’re struggling with a personal epiphany.

That person’s theme song:

Village People - Macho Man OFFICIAL Music Video (short version) 1978

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 9:40:47pm

re: #35 Targetpractice

Nearly 3,000 Americans died in a single day and it’s left a cultural scar that still hasn’t gone away almost 20 years later.

Hell, over 60,000 died over nearly a decade in Vietnam and we still struggle today to grapple with the senseless lost of life.

But we’re fast approaching 100,000 dead before the end of the 3 months mark and the public’s response is basically “ho-hum.”

If you blew up one hundred thousand people in one of those stadiums by ramming a plane into it, that would get their attention.

A few people in each county gets you all those conservatives arguing it’s no big deal or comparing it to car wrecks (why aren’t liberals bellyaching about car deaths).

In fact, that’s the same argument they use for firearms deaths. They really don’t have original thoughts.

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jaunte  May 19, 2020 • 9:42:24pm
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jaunte  May 19, 2020 • 9:43:15pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 9:47:03pm

re: #37 Dr Lizardo

That person’s theme song:

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His timeline is full of trash racism as well.

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austin_blue  May 19, 2020 • 9:51:16pm

re: #35 Targetpractice

Nearly 3,000 Americans died in a single day and it’s left a cultural scar that still hasn’t gone away almost 20 years later.

Hell, over 60,000 died over nearly a decade in Vietnam and we still struggle today to grapple with the senseless lost of life.

But we’re fast approaching 100,000 dead before the end of the 3 months mark and the public’s response is basically “ho-hum.”

I’d agree that the Administration’s response is ho-hum, but I think the people in this country, by and large, are saying “what the fuck!?!?”

All the statements made by Mango Mussolini, “We have fifteen cases and it will be soon be down to zero.”, “With warm weather this will all magically disappear.”, have legs. And they aren’t good legs for the Spunk Trumpet. He has failed at every level. And the “Let grandma and grandpa die for the economy” meme has been a disaster.

So, let let him keep opening his cake hole and spewing bulkshit to the masses. They are turning against him as their loved one’s die.

You can baffle the masses with bulkshit, until it gets personal and they start to crinkle their little furrowed brows and as “Hey, wait a minute…”

Yes, my opinion is elitist, but about half of the people in this country don’t believe in evolution, and over sixty percent don’t understand germ theory.

Our education system is a fucking joke.

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 9:53:04pm

re: #42 austin_blue

I’d agree that the Administration’s response is ho-hum, but I think the people in this country, by and large, are saying “what the fuck!?!?”

All the statements made by Mango Mussolini, “We have fifteen cases and it will be soon be down to zero.”, “With warm weather this will all magically disappear.”, have legs. And they aren’t good legs for the Spunk Trumpet. He has failed at every level. And the “Let grandma and grandpa die for the economy” meme has been a disaster.

So, let let him keep opening his cake hole and spewing bulkshit to the masses. They are turning against him as their loved one’s die.

You can baffle the masses with bulkshit, until it gets personal and they start to crinkle their little furrowed brows and as “Hey, wait a minute…”

Yes, my opinion is elitist, but about half of the people in this country don’t believe in evolution, and over sixty percent don’t understand germ theory.

Our education system is a fucking joke.

I suspect the proof will end up being in the pudding, as we see if the national disgust and fury carries over from ‘18 to ‘20. The polls are looking seriously bad for Trump, but there’s still a lot of time left on the clock.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 10:03:14pm

re: #40 jaunte

Flash flood warning issued for the Tittabawassee River in Midland County, Michigan. (Midland is the county northeast of the one in which I grew up.)

forecast.weather.gov

Maple Rapids (in Clinton County) is also under a flood warning for the Maple River and its dam (the dam was rebuilt a few years ago after it burst), but my hometown just northeast of there is okay.

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austin_blue  May 19, 2020 • 10:09:19pm

Pumpkin time in South Austin. 97 degrees and a 103 heat index today.

Not much change for the rest of the week. Sweet drams for you all and we’ll visit again tomorrow.

Oh, and if you get to 250,000 karma points, you get one of these, your own personal allosaurus.

amazon.com

They are incredible polo ponies, too. They hop like kangaroos at 40 MPH and kill everything in their path. Fine apex predators.

Certainly something to shoot for.

Me? I’m at 48,000 and change. I don’t comment enough.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 19, 2020 • 10:12:17pm

Another sunny day, and here’s a picture of the bay north of the bridge.

Starfleet headquarters will be behind the tree on the left.

And a lizard, also enjoying the weather.

If only the people would stop coming by…
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 19, 2020 • 10:15:06pm

A good day for late spring flowers, too.

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Jason Munro  May 19, 2020 • 10:16:44pm

Incredible version of Sigrid performing “high-five” in NYC 2018:

Sigrid at Paste Studio NYC live from The Manhattan Center

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 19, 2020 • 10:17:46pm

We don’t get light this bright often.

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Ace-o-aces  May 19, 2020 • 10:20:10pm
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Belafon  May 19, 2020 • 10:21:55pm

Joe Walsh has apologized and stated that he will support whoever’s the Democrtic nominee. The person who tweets really show that we need a reboot are the Mooch’s:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 10:22:41pm
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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 10:34:58pm

re: #50 Ace-o-aces

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“WE’RE NOT SHEEP!!!” insist the sheep as they bah in unison to whatever Faux/OANN/Stormfront tells them to think.

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Jason Munro  May 19, 2020 • 10:44:03pm

Incredible version of “How Simple” by Hop Along in studio 2018:

Hop Along - “How Simple” (Live at WFUV)

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teleskiguy  May 19, 2020 • 10:44:40pm
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Jason Munro  May 19, 2020 • 10:52:27pm

Incredible NPR Tiny Desk submission from 2017:

The Crane Wives - High Horse | NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2020 • 10:55:08pm

Berners all in a froth because Biden won Oregon in a walk, leaving Bernie with only a single delegate. Expect another story claiming to “corroborate” Tara Reade’s story in the next 24-48 hours.

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Jason Munro  May 19, 2020 • 11:01:29pm

Incredible Indigo Girls in studio “Power of Two” 1994

Power of Two (Live on Modern Rock Live, Los Angeles, CA - Aug 1994)

Last one for today I promise (crosses fingers).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 19, 2020 • 11:05:43pm

In Michigan, the remaining two dams on the Tittabawassee River are now in uncontrollable release.

It appears that Midland is going to have eight feet of water in the morning.

A flood warning continues for
Tittabawassee River from Midland downstream into Saginaw.
* From now until further notice.
* At 8 PM Tuesday the stage is 30.5 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Forecast is to crest around 38.0 feet tomorrow morning.

forecast.weather.gov

Further downstream in Saginaw, they are expecting five feet of water.

A flood warning continues for
Saginaw River at Saginaw.
* From now until further notice.
* At 8 PM Tuesday the stage is 19.8 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring.
* Forecast is to crest around 22.9 feet Friday morning.

forecast.weather.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 20, 2020 • 12:03:20am

en.wikipedia.org

The Edenville Dam which failed yesterday afternoon was built in 1924 as a private dam for flood control and hydroelectric power. The man who built the dam previously owned a circus (which gives you all the architectural knowledge you need to build a dam).

In what is a rare action, Boyce Hydro Power had its license revoked in 2018 by the federal government for its determination the dam could not pass a “probable maximum flood” event. They also owned the Sanford Dam, which has also failed.

After the federal government failed the electric company, Midland and Gladwin Counties signed a contract to buy the four dams on the Tittabawassee River in January. Transfer of the property was to be completed in 2022. Engineers expected to take the rest of this year to determine what repairs were needed to prevent the dams from collapsing, and the work was estimated to be completed two years after that.

Aside from the disaster now unfolding in Edenville, Midland, and Saginaw, I imagine the transfer of the dams to the special commission set up by the two counties will now not take place.

Instead, I expect an insta-bankruptcy filing from Boyce.

Boyce Hydro, Four Lakes Task Force sign dam agreement (Midland, Mich. Daily News, January 3, 2020)

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 12:06:51am

Pier 1 Imports, the iconic home furnishings store, has bit the dust.

Pier 1 Imports Inc., the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores.

The Fort Worth company said Tuesday that it was unable to find a buyer for its business after filing for bankruptcy protection this year.

It said it will start going-out-of-business sales as soon as it can reopen stores that have been temporarily shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pier 1 started with a single store in 1962 that sold beanbag chairs and love beads to hippies in San Mateo, Calif. It expanded to offer just about anything for the home, including lounge chairs and curtains, and it later adopted the logo “From Hippie to Hip.” At its height, Pier 1 had more than 1,200 stores.

sandiegouniontribune.com

I had a couple of things from Pier 1 back when I lived in the US - small stuff, mind you, no furniture or anything. Forgettable knick-knacks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 20, 2020 • 12:08:17am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

Pier 1 Imports, the iconic home furnishings store, has bit the dust.

sandiegouniontribune.com

I had a couple of things from Pier 1 back when I lived in the US - small stuff, mind you, no furniture or anything. Forgettable knick-knacks.

My mother still has bead curtains she bought from Pier 1 back in the Seventies (she is still somewhat of a hippie at heart).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 12:13:30am

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

en.wikipedia.org

The Edenville Dam which failed yesterday afternoon was built in 1924 as a private dam for flood control and hydroelectric power. The man who built the dam previously owned a circus (which gives you all the architectural knowledge you need to build a dam).

who needs meddlesome government regulation?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 12:14:20am

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My mother still has bead curtains she bought from Pier 1 back in the Seventies (she is still somewhat of a hippie at heart).

They were part of the new US home aesthetic around the turn of the 70’s

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 12:21:38am

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not really easy to find nowadays either. I did see one shop here in Ostrava that sells them, a small store on the other side of town. But that’s the only place I’ve seen them here.

I was thinking of putting it up to form a divider between my “living room” and the kitchenette area….there’s a curtain rod above the kitchenette and a bead curtain would look sorta interesting.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 20, 2020 • 12:22:24am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

who needs meddlesome government regulation?

Two state highway bridges have also washed out.

Pilot captures aerial footage of roaring water as Edenville Dam bursts in Midland County (with video, 0:28)

Water is now flowing over top of impoundment at Sanford Dam in Midland County (with photographs)

Both articles at MLive

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 20, 2020 • 12:29:23am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

who needs meddlesome government regulation?

As they say in aviation, safety regulations are written in blood.

Turns out most other regulations are as well.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 12:34:44am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As they say in aviation, safety regulations are written in blood.

Turns out most other regulations are as well.

The loss of the RMS Titanic led to a good many changes in maritime safety regulations.

en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 20, 2020 • 12:39:35am

Tropical Cyclone Amphan is currently twelve hours away from landfall in Kolkata, India. It is interacting with land to its west. Current winds are 95 knots and are predicted to weaken to 85 knots at landfall.

Image: io0120.gif

Additionally, Invest 98S is expected to develop into a tropical depression within twenty-four hours, but it is not expected to affect any land areas.

Image: sh9820.gif

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 20, 2020 • 12:44:47am

Way to take a stand there for science and medicine, Mr. Pence.

Pence Isn’t Taking Hydroxychloroquine But Wouldn’t ‘Begrudge’ Anyone Who Did (Huffington Post)

Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday he is not taking doses of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19, a day after President Donald Trump made the shocking announcement that he had started using the anti-malaria drug a “couple of weeks ago.”

“I’m not. But I would never begrudge any American taking the advice of their physician,” Pence told Fox News’ Kristin Fisher. “My physician has not recommended that, but I wouldn’t hesitate to take the counsel of my doctor. Any American should do likewise.”

(more)

I imagine about zero competent physicians are going to tell their patients that Dr. Trump’s Magic Beans are just what they need right now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 20, 2020 • 12:52:29am

Dow Chemical Company’s main plant is in Midland, eight miles downstream from the Sanford Dam. The plant sits on the banks of the Tittabawassee River. The company has enacted its emergency plan.

Governor Whitmer has activated the National Guard to assist in the emergency efforts surrounding the failed dams.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 1:49:31am

Looks like Trump’s OBAMAGATE!! bullshit is getting set to blow up right in his orange, bloated face.

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Dread Pirate  May 20, 2020 • 1:57:35am
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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 1:59:26am

Fun facts: These are the 10 countries best prepared for a pandemic (15 Nov 2019):

#1 USA
#2 UK
#3 …

weforum.org

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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 2:02:24am

re: #74 John Hughes

The top two totally screwed the pooch.

3 out of the top 10 failed.

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Dread Pirate  May 20, 2020 • 2:05:22am

re: #74 John Hughes

Fun facts: These are the 10 countries best prepared for a pandemic (15 Nov 2019):

#1 USA
#2 UK
#3 …

weforum.org

They sure got that wrong.

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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 2:24:03am

re: #76 Dread Pirate

They sure got that wrong.

No, I think they were right. The US and the UK were prepared. They had plans.

The US did something strange, they deliberately tore up their plans even before the pandemic started. We can all guess why that was.

Of the other countries that screwed up it seems that having a plan was not enough, you had to act on it. The UK, notably, just didn’t bother to follow its own plan, possibly because the measures to put into place looked too draconian before people started dying in large numbers, and by the time people are dying in large numbers it’s too late.

One model suggests that the UK could have saved about 30,000 lives if it had imposed its lockdown just one week earlier. (That’s 30,000 out of 34,000 deaths to date).

theguardian.com

I’d be surprised if the figures in other countries weren’t similar, France made the (in retrospect) error of waiting until after the 1st round of the local elections to start lockdown, if they’d ignored the political pressure and cancelled the elections how many lives could have been saved?

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 2:26:01am
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Dread Pirate  May 20, 2020 • 2:31:12am

I was listening to a freeway chase in the east bay, the CHP was chasing a suspect and deployed spikes on the freeway. I’m not sure if the suspect got spiked but when the cord to retract the spike strip broke it took out 4 CHP cars.They called for 6 new tires.

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DodgerFan1988  May 20, 2020 • 2:45:28am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 20, 2020 • 4:05:34am

From last thread:

The Waffle House released the following statement regarding the incident:

“We are deeply saddened and regret that this senseless act of violence occurred, causing injury to a member of our Waffle House family early Friday morning. We have learned that the hospital released our injured associate on Friday afternoon to recover from what has been described as a non-life- threatening injury. Our thoughts are with him, his family and coworkers at this difficult time. We ask that anyone who has any information about this incident to contact the local authorities as soon as possible. We are cooperating fully with the investigation, and direct all additional questions regarding the specifics of this incident to the local authorities handling the case.”

Waffle House management puts the President of the United States to shame in expressing empathy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 4:07:02am

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Civil War looms closer with every crisis we face…

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Shropshire Slasher  May 20, 2020 • 4:33:07am

Harbor Freight has put out a recall notice on their 3-ton and 6-ton jack stands, Item#56371, 61196, 61197.

I get the willies anytime I work under my farm equipment and vehicles even with all the required safety measures, I certainly didn’t like this recall.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 4:38:47am

Some rather grim news related to COVID-19….in this case, the economic fallout:

Rolls-Royce has said it will cut 9,000 jobs and warned it will take “several years” for the airline industry to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Derby-based firm, which makes plane engines, said the reduction of nearly a fifth of its workforce would mainly affect its civil aerospace division.

“This is not a crisis of our making. But it is the crisis that we face and must deal with,” boss Warren East said.

The bulk of the job cuts are expected to be in the UK at its site in Derby.

bbc.com

I agree, it’s definitely gonna take a few years for the airline industry to get back to pre-pandemic levels. It will, eventually, but just not for the foreseeable future.

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Florida Panhandler  May 20, 2020 • 5:17:31am

re: #35 Targetpractice

Nearly 3,000 Americans died in a single day and it’s left a cultural scar that still hasn’t gone away almost 20 years later.

Hell, over 60,000 died over nearly a decade in Vietnam and we still struggle today to grapple with the senseless lost of life.

But we’re fast approaching 100,000 dead before the end of the 3 months mark and the public’s response is basically “ho-hum.”

A certain percentage have been quietly celebrating this pandemic with news reports indicating that it has been hitting hardest the very people they hate- dark-skinned people.

The “opening up” efforts have been a calculated strategy by racists in charge of public policy. They also tend to participate in the Darwinist worldview that old and sick people are to be weeded out of the population asap.

We are living in a current and planned war of attrition by Conservatives and “Libertarians” using a pandemic as the means towards political victory and dominance for the next 40-50 years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 5:19:35am

re: #84 Dr Lizardo

Some rather grim news related to COVID-19….in this case, the economic fallout:

bbc.com

I agree, it’s definitely gonna take a few years for the airline industry to get back to pre-pandemic levels. It will, eventually, but just not for the foreseeable future.

I can imagine that businesses are cutting back on airline flights to the greatest possible extent, that people travelling will consider taking their own cars and that people in risk groups are avoiding airports and airlines altogether.

Trump just does not get that widespread testing in necessary to restore faith in such industries.

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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 5:21:53am

re: #84 Dr Lizardo

I agree, it’s definitely gonna take a few years for the airline industry to get back to pre-pandemic levels. It will, eventually, but just not for the foreseeable future.

Frankly, without low carbon fuels, it better not.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 20, 2020 • 5:23:18am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As they say in aviation, safety regulations are written in blood.

Turns out most other regulations are as well.

As a regulator, I will state that regs are put (almost all the time) in place to solve industry failures and not to simply be burdensome.

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Dave In Austin  May 20, 2020 • 5:23:27am

There’s actually a name for these “Dinners”
The #MadisonDinners

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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 5:24:35am

re: #85 Florida Panhandler

They also tend to participate in the Darwinist worldview that old and sick people are to be weeded out of the population asap.

Somehow not noticing that old and unfit (if not necessarily sick) people are their support.

But nobody ever accused Nazis of being smart.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 5:47:25am

re: #88 Colère Tueur de Lapin

As a regulator, I will state that regs are put (almost all the time) in place to solve industry failures and not to simply be burdensome.

One purpose of these regulations is to ensure that the costs of production are reflected in its actual market price, and not just socialized down the line in the form of environmental, health and safety costs to be borne by everyone.

In effect, it is the government fulfilling its role of ensuring that markets work properly, namely to the benefit of all, producers and consumers, employers and employees, insurers and the insured, lenders and borrowers…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 5:52:03am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

Pier 1 Imports, the iconic home furnishings store, has bit the dust.

sandiegouniontribune.com

I had a couple of things from Pier 1 back when I lived in the US - small stuff, mind you, no furniture or anything. Forgettable knick-knacks.

I loved Pier 1 early on. Then they become Haute Couture and expensive, and I didn’t think their stuff was worth the price. This makes me sad though.

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Eventual Carrion  May 20, 2020 • 5:52:39am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

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It’s a gateway”drug”.

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jeffreyw  May 20, 2020 • 5:55:49am

Good morning!

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 5:57:01am

re: #4 DodgerFan1988

All the right wing wackaloons on Fox are working from home and social distancing in their personal lives. They aren’t going to Fox studios to broadcast.

They’re more interested in other people risking their lives and dying so that they can stay home and get rich off the propaganda they spew at their know nothing viewers on a daily basis.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 20, 2020 • 5:59:21am

re: #53 Targetpractice

“WE’RE NOT SHEEP!!!” insist the sheep as they bah in unison to whatever Faux/OANN/Stormfront tells them to think.

If Putin learned of an outbreak of contagious butt-rot disease, Republicans would mysteriously start insisting on their right not to wear pants.

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Barefoot Grin  May 20, 2020 • 6:02:48am

re: #94 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Candidates on the stump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 6:03:01am

re: #95 lawhawk

All the right wing wackaloons on Fox are working from home and social distancing in their personal lives. They aren’t going to Fox studios to broadcast.

They’re more interested in other people risking their lives and dying so that they can stay home and get rich off the propaganda they spew at their know nothing viewers on a daily basis.

The underlying reason that Trump is so insistent on getting the economy back up and running at all human costs is that his own properties are hemorrhaging money and his loans are coming due. There is only so long he can continue to juggle the books to cover that up…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 6:06:26am
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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 6:08:32am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

We’re going to see a lot of this in coming weeks and months.

The retail apocalypse that was already impending will be accelerated due to covid19 stresses.

Pier 1 isn’t alone. They tried the Chapter 11 approach but couldn’t find a buyer, so they’re going Chapter 7 and out of business entirely. J Crew. Nieman Marcus, JC Penney, and a host of other stores are looking at Chapter 11 reorganizations, hoping to reduce debt and emerge as stronger businesses.

J Crew will need to revisit its offerings and slash numbers of stores and focus on online.

Nieman Marcus and JC Penney have locations that they can shutter and sell off, but we’re going to see a glut of anchor tenant spaces nationwide in malls, and that’ll have a ripple effect on all the other stores in those locations, since it means less foot traffic to the stores that remain unless you find alternatives.

Sears had been selling off locations, and is in fact a real estate company that sells crap at its store locations at this point. There’s no reason to ever step foot in a Sears again now that other stores are doing a better job of selling appliances and Craftsman tools can be had at Lowes. So Sears locations are being subdivided and turned into Dave and Busters and other entertainment spaces or even a Stew Leonards (Willowbrook Mall and Paramus Park in northern NJ, respectively). They’ve also shuttered Sears Hardware stores, which is counterproductive since those were a way to attract people who didn’t want to trek to the big box stores for a small number of items.

I’ve seen reports that said Sears closed too many stores too quickly and that’s why they’re failing, but JC Penney didn’t close enough stores fast enough to help, and they also kept running through CEOs that changed strategies including eliminating coupons that decimated their customer base.

Businesses that aren’t focused on online strategies are hard hit by covid19. Those that invested in online will fare better. And they’ll have to recognize that having store locations can make distribution and store-pickup even more useful for same day shopping from online.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 20, 2020 • 6:09:25am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

Candidates on the stump.

Well we know who the cardinal supports.

//

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 6:10:40am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 6:11:21am

re: #100 lawhawk

I can’t imagine anyone buying these dying retailers. Home improvement and tools, sure, but not department stores. I think they’re done for good.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 6:15:43am

it begins.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 6:16:29am

re: #103 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I can’t imagine anyone buying these dying retailers. Home improvement and tools, sure, but not department stores. I think they’re done for good.

If the stores own their real estate, then there’s value there.

You could turn them into distribution nodes, since you’ve got real estate space in key locations nationwide that can make same day delivery even easier.

It’s one of the reasons why Amazon has built some brick/mortar retail locations.

But malls are going to die unless you change their reason for existing, or you turn them into colocated retail/entertainment/living complexes.

Garden State Plaza is looking to do that. They had a JC Penney close about a year ago, and they’ve subdivided that space. They’re also taking parking lots and going to build housing there - making it a work-life hub. Down the road, there’s American Dream megamall, which has 2 indoor theme parks and an indoor ski park, but I think they’re in trouble because there’s just too much retail and not enough demand.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 6:19:18am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were part of the new US home aesthetic around the turn of the 70’s

We bought a couple beautiful bowls from the Greenwich Village store for our first apartment. 1967.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 6:22:57am

re: #106 Decatur Deb

We’re also seeing people try to Marie Kondo their lives and have less stuff, while these kinds of home furnishing stores appeal to the opposite - buying more stuff. I have one piece from Pier 1, and it’s a C table bought on clearance. Most of their stuff is more expensive and there are other stores that seem to do better - Homegoods, At Home, Home Sense, etc. and seem to deliver better value.

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lizardofid  May 20, 2020 • 6:24:50am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I loved Pier 1 early on. Then they become Haute Couture and expensive, and I didn’t think their stuff was worth the price. This makes me sad though.

In 1970, many a young couple started their lives together with a trip to Pier 1. Me, I’ll always associate the logo with a delightful mixture of incense and optimism.

Oh, good morning!

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 6:25:23am

re: #107 lawhawk

We’re also seeing people try to Marie Kondo their lives and have less stuff, while these kinds of home furnishing stores appeal to the opposite - buying more stuff. I have one piece from Pier 1, and it’s a C table bought on clearance. Most of their stuff is more expensive and there are other stores that seem to do better - Homegoods, At Home, Home Sense, etc. and seem to deliver better value.

In those days it was considered cheap hippie stuff. IIRC, India was the source of much of it.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 20, 2020 • 6:26:18am

He’s going after Nevada now.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 6:32:22am
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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 6:33:21am
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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 6:34:07am
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Sherlock Hound  May 20, 2020 • 6:34:12am

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If you blew up one hundred thousand people in one of those stadiums by ramming a plane into it, that would get their attention.
[…]

Black Sunday

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 6:35:02am

re: #100 lawhawk

Businesses that aren’t focused on online strategies are hard hit by covid19. Those that invested in online will fare better. And they’ll have to recognize that having store locations can make distribution and store-pickup even more useful for same day shopping from online.

Indeed. And the supreme irony - Sears, JC Penney and the now-defunct Montgomery Wards were all extraordinarily well-positioned to transition to online sales. And they failed, a near-perfect lack of vision.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 6:36:21am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 6:37:02am

re: #115 Dr Lizardo

Indeed. And the supreme irony - Sears, JC Penney and the now-defunct Montgomery Wards were all extraordinarily well-positioned to transition to online sales. And they failed, a near-perfect lack of vision.

My wife and I used to translate annual financial reports of Leica Cameras, a family-run business that totally failed to adapt to the digital revolution.

They have since gone under completely, the only branch of the company that they could sell of at a profit was optical measuring equipment.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 6:39:14am

re: #105 lawhawk

If the stores own their real estate, then there’s value there.

You could turn them into distribution nodes, since you’ve got real estate space in key locations nationwide that can make same day delivery even easier.

It’s one of the reasons why Amazon has built some brick/mortar retail locations.

But malls are going to die unless you change their reason for existing, or you turn them into colocated retail/entertainment/living complexes.

Garden State Plaza is looking to do that. They had a JC Penney close about a year ago, and they’ve subdivided that space. They’re also taking parking lots and going to build housing there - making it a work-life hub. Down the road, there’s American Dream megamall, which has 2 indoor theme parks and an indoor ski park, but I think they’re in trouble because there’s just too much retail and not enough demand.

But what a difference between the US and Czech Republic. Here, malls are thriving. Now that shopping centers have been re-opened and the state of emergency has officially come to an end, malls are packed. I was at my local shopping mall yesterday afternoon and (I shit you not) it looked like the last shopping week before Christmas. I mean, everyone was wearing masks, but it was wall-to-wall.

Heh. Czechs really love shopping and the teens, despite their smartphones, are really into mall culture….it’s like ’80s mall culture in the USA has been reincarnated here.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 6:40:00am

It’s sad to hear that Lizard families are dumping Trump BS on social media. Daughter1 just forwarded this lady’s tweet to Wife and me:

There is no political or rhetorical gap between us.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 6:41:35am

re: #117 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Kodak invented digital cameras, but squandered the tech, because they didn’t want to sabotage their film business.

Xerox had all kinds of digital tech, and failed to adapt.

We see this all over the place, businesses that had technology and market positions, but fail to adapt to new tech, retail environment, or combinations of factors.

I expect that we’ll see something similar with digital cameras too as more people rely on smart phones than DSLRs. We’ll see a move to mirrorless cameras and other tech to get high quality imagery without needing to lay out thousands for pricey optics.

It’s amazing to see how well my Pixel 3aXL does in low light without too much fuss, while I’d have to struggle to get my Canon 60D to do nearly as well.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 6:41:41am
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jeffreyw  May 20, 2020 • 6:43:31am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

Candidates on the stump.

Debating the yet to be settled question: Suet or Seed?

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 6:46:25am

re: #120 lawhawk

Kodak invented digital cameras, but squandered the tech, because they didn’t want to sabotage their film business.

Xerox had all kinds of digital tech, and failed to adapt.

We see this all over the place, businesses that had technology and market positions, but fail to adapt to new tech, retail environment, or combinations of factors.

I expect that we’ll see something similar with digital cameras too as more people rely on smart phones than DSLRs. We’ll see a move to mirrorless cameras and other tech to get high quality imagery without needing to lay out thousands for pricey optics.

It’s amazing to see how well my Pixel 3aXL does in low light without too much fuss, while I’d have to struggle to get my Canon 60D to do nearly as well.

Just saw that a new Samsung phone is rumored to have a 50 mp sensor. It’s still going to have a crappy non-adjustable fingerprinted lens, though.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 6:48:41am

One thing I recall about JC Penney was that I invariably bought my underwear and socks there, mostly because they were of generally high quality and reasonably priced. Here, I do the same at Marks & Spencer - very high quality* and not too expensive.

*=seriously, M&S underwear and socks could probably survive the hypocenter of an 800-kiloton nuke

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Shropshire Slasher  May 20, 2020 • 6:49:55am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

There is no better feeling than a new pair of socks and a fresh haircut. High and tight.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 6:50:17am

re: #120 lawhawk

Kodak invented digital cameras, but squandered the tech, because they didn’t want to sabotage their film business.

I remember walking around an enormous construction site (rather a big hole in the ground where things had been torn down) outside of Frankfurt around 2014. I later found out it had once been the central processing and developing center for Agfa Film, the Kodak of Germany.

Now totally gone and replaced by a business park.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 6:52:47am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

One thing I recall about JC Penney was that I invariably bought my underwear and socks there, mostly because they were of generally high quality and reasonably priced. Here, I do the same at Marks & Spencer - very high quality* and not too expensive.

*=seriously, M&S underwear and socks could probably survive the hypocenter of an 800-kiloton nuke

In a previous life I worked at the photo studio that did about half of all the catalog shoots for Sears, JCO, Montogmery West, Eatons. Dressing models meant tearing the clothes apart and re-building them on the talent. JCP stuff was the highest quality—the hardest to pull apart.

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lizardofid  May 20, 2020 • 6:53:22am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

One thing I recall about JC Penney was that I invariably bought my underwear and socks there, mostly because they were of generally high quality and reasonably priced. Here, I do the same at Marks & Spencer - very high quality* and not too expensive.

*=seriously, M&S underwear and socks could probably survive the hypocenter of an 800-kiloton nuke

M&S also always the place to pick up a nice cardigan sweater!

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 6:54:46am

re: #125 Shropshire Slasher

There is no better feeling than a new pair of socks and a fresh haircut. High and tight.

Are you interested? Join the Mobile Infantry.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 6:56:05am

re: #128 lizardofid

M&S also always the place to pick up a nice cardigan sweater!

Best underwear in Europe bar none…

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 6:56:36am

Another really effective ad.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 6:56:46am

re: #129 Decatur Deb

Are you interested? Join the Mobile Infantry.

Would you like to know more?

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Shropshire Slasher  May 20, 2020 • 6:58:02am

re: #129 Decatur Deb

Are you interested? Join the Mobile Infantry.

Will my service guarantee my citizenship?!??

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 6:58:32am

re: #133 Shropshire Slasher

Will my service guarantee my citizenship?!??

Are you lighter than a paper bag?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2020 • 6:59:20am

Who remembers this from like a thousand years ago?

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stpaulbear  May 20, 2020 • 7:08:05am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

Pier 1 Imports, the iconic home furnishings store, has bit the dust.

sandiegouniontribune.com

I had a couple of things from Pier 1 back when I lived in the US - small stuff, mind you, no furniture or anything. Forgettable knick-knacks.

They were starting to bite the dust before the corona-virus hit. The store near where I live had permanently shut down well before any social shutdowns were in place.

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Disloyal Archangel  May 20, 2020 • 7:10:41am
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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 7:13:29am

re: #94 jeffreyw

“I’m thinking of deserting”.

“Don’t, it’s even worse over here”.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 7:16:29am

re: #136 stpaulbear

They were starting to bite the dust before the corona-virus hit. The store near where I live had permanently shut down well before any social shutdowns were in place.

Times - and tastes - change. Last time I was in a Pier 1 would’ve been in the 1990s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 7:18:27am

re: #107 lawhawk

We’re also seeing people try to Marie Kondo their lives and have less stuff, while these kinds of home furnishing stores appeal to the opposite - buying more stuff. I have one piece from Pier 1, and it’s a C table bought on clearance.

I used to live by a simple rule: If it fit into the back of my Ford Ranger pickup, it came along with the next move. Whatever didn’t got sold, given away or abandoned.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 20, 2020 • 7:18:52am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Pier 1 has a certain Pier 1 aroma, like Apple stores smelled like a capacitor that exploded after being hooked up on the wrong polarity.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 7:19:15am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 7:19:55am

re: #142 Belafon

Like the MAGATs would ever fucking go for that. No way.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 7:20:23am

re: #140 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I used to live by a simple rule: If it fit into the back of my Ford Ranger pickup, it came along with the next move. Whatever didn’t got sold, given away or abandoned.

And then I got a family and stayed in the same home for going on 20 years and that rule doesn’t apply.

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Florida Panhandler  May 20, 2020 • 7:21:32am

re: #104 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

it begins.

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The prison bars are really beginning to close in deep inside Trump’s tiny, drug-addled mind. He can feel the loneliness of the jail cell already, the cold starkness of 1980’s-era fluorescent lighting, and the faint dank smell of other inmates close by but sealed from view.

He is growing more and more frightened, his statements more and more unhinged from reality because justice is coming. It is unavoidable at this point and he will be even more alarmed as his calls for help and support from his followers fall on deaf ears. After his defeat, his arrest, his prosecution, and his sentencing they will have moved on to their next racist hero on the rise guaranteeing them a safe White place in a multipolar world.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 7:22:21am

re: #144 Belafon

And then I got a family and stayed in the same home for going on 20 years and that rule doesn’t apply.

Yes, I recall trying to stuff our belongings into a 14-foot U-Haul rental truck and failing…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 7:22:25am

re: #142 Belafon

That makes no sense. Is it to make sure the people who get really sick have hospital bed space?

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 7:22:28am

re: #143 Eclectic Cyborg

Like the MAGATs would ever fucking go for that. No way.

We would have to do a majory restructure of society for that to happen. Schools around here decided that the classes this semester would be pass/fail instead of GPA. That has pissed off a bunch of parents. Some have basically said that their kids are done for the semester. Others, whose children are trying to get a high GPA for college, are just panicked.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 7:23:04am

Judd Legum AGAIN: Rise of the quacks, on popular.info.

So DT’s campaign is upping the game on chloroquine by claiming the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons says it is 90% able to help. Unfortunately, they are a scam group of about 2500 docs, and Legum goes through a bunch of their positions: anti-vax, HIV ≠ AIDS, abortion causes breast cancer, yadda yadda.

Wonder if Rand Paul belongs, or if he can spare the dues from his OWN scam organization.

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Teukka  May 20, 2020 • 7:23:44am

So a friend of mine posted this on FB, too good not to share…

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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2020 • 7:24:43am

re: #150 Teukka

So a friend of mine posted this on FB, too good not to share…

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I don’t see Hunger Games on there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 7:24:45am

re: #145 Florida Panhandler

After his defeat, his arrest, his prosecution, and his sentencing they will have moved on to their next racist hero on the rise guaranteeing them a safe White place in a multipolar world.

That is more optimism than I can muster.

I can well imagine that the bastard will walk.

He might lose his assets but he will have a decent living giving TV appearances and speeches as the “President-in-Exile” about all the wrongs that they done did unto him…but as usual, anyone who chose to associate themselves with him will be totally f*cked.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 7:24:54am

re: #145 Florida Panhandler

The prison bars are really beginning to close in deep inside Trump’s tiny, drug-addled mind. He can feel the loneliness of the jail cell already, the cold starkness of 1980’s-era fluorescent lighting, and the faint dank smell of other inmates close by but sealed from view.

He is growing more and more frightened, his statements more and more unhinged from reality because justice is coming. It is unavoidable at this point and he will be even more alarmed as his calls for help and support from his followers fall on deaf ears. After his defeat, his arrest, his prosecution, and his sentencing they will have moved on to their next racist hero on the rise guaranteeing them a safe White place in a multipolar world.

I still don’t think he’s sentient enough to think this way. Trump has a caveman mentality who might be able to entertain Fire Bad. I think he has no concept of ramifications because he’s never been held accountable.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 7:25:40am

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That makes no sense. Is it to make sure the people who get really sick have hospital bed space?

The best I can say is that part of it is to keep the curve low to prevent overwhelming hospitals, but I think it’s also to give this a routine. A schedule would mean people could know when some things are going to be relaxed.

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Teukka  May 20, 2020 • 7:25:45am

re: #151 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t see Hunger Games on there.

That’s probably in the 3rd dimension (in and out of the screen), omitted to declutter the pic, but still there…. Same as with ‘Contagion’…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 7:27:07am

As we assumed, President Babypants misses his rallies:

(VIA Politico)The Trump campaign has an order from the president: Find a way to get him back on the road and into megarallies to re-energize his base.

In recent meetings with top campaign officials and White House aides, Trump has questioned why he’s avoiding campaign events if it’s safe for him to travel in his official capacity. The president visited two medical supply facilities in Arizona and Pennsylvania this month and will tour a Ford ventilator factory in Michigan on Thursday. The official White House travel replaced what would have otherwise been a much busier campaign season for the president, who held three rallies in three days at the end of February.

Before the end of this month, the Trump campaign hopes to organize a series of virtual events featuring the president, who has eschewed the digital campaign trail while others involved with his reelection court voters and train supporters during nightly live streams and online briefings.

The president’s 2020 team is also keeping a close eye on regional reopenings, where modified campaign activities could soon be permitted, according to three people involved with the discussions. Some White House allies have encouraged the campaign to prioritize its plan for restarting rallies, worried that the optics and purpose of Trump’s official travel — during which the president has sent mixed messages about his administration’s response to the pandemic while surrounded by aides in face masks — is too morbid and lacks the showmanship his core base adores.

Aides are also mindful of the president’s tendency to lash out when he’s cooped up in Washington for too long and deprived of opportunities to connect with his ultra-loyal fans.

“He enjoys talking to his supporters at these patriotic events, and so the more he’s out there doing that, the better mood he’s going to be in. That’s important in a presidential year,” said Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign, who described the effort to resume campaign rallies as “a moonshot mission.”

“The goal is to get as close to a traditional Trump event as possible as we’re entering the warmer months here without having to change too much,” Miller said.

The Trump campaign’s push to get its candidate back on the trail comes as the president and senior administration officials try to raise public confidence about the direction of the crisis by returning to normal schedules themselves.

Trump can’t function when he doesn’t have his audience of brain dead morons to play to and you can’t get that with a virtual event.

Prediction: He’s going to do a big fucking rally by the end of June in some red state (my money is on Florida), thousands of MAGAts are going to show up for it and we’re going to see a spike infections after in a number of areas.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 7:27:23am

re: #148 Belafon

We would have to do a majory restructure of society for that to happen. Schools around here decided that the classes this semester would be pass/fail instead of GPA. That has pissed off a bunch of parents. Some have basically said that their kids are done for the semester. Others, whose children are trying to get a high GPA for college, are just panicked.

College admissions are going to have change their thinking, too. Word is spreading that taking a HS—College Freshman break year is a good strategy right now.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 20, 2020 • 7:28:16am

re: #85 Florida Panhandler

A certain percentage have been quietly celebrating this pandemic with news reports indicating that it has been hitting hardest the very people they hate- dark-skinned people.

The “opening up” efforts have been a calculated strategy by racists in charge of public policy. They also tend to participate in the Darwinist worldview that old and sick people are to be weeded out of the population asap.

We are living in a current and planned war of attrition by Conservatives and “Libertarians” using a pandemic as the means towards political victory and dominance for the next 40-50 years.

And that’s why all the young white people are frolicking in the bars and beaches?

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 7:29:21am

re: #148 Belafon

We would have to do a majory restructure of society for that to happen. Schools around here decided that the classes this semester would be pass/fail instead of GPA. That has pissed off a bunch of parents. Some have basically said that their kids are done for the semester. Others, whose children are trying to get a high GPA for college, are just panicked.

When I was in high school in Canada, hardly anyone ever talked about GPA. I never even saw one on my report cards until I was in COLLEGE (graduated with a 3.2 if you are curious). We don’t have SATs in Canada either. I don’t understand the obsession with these numbers in the American system.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 7:30:37am

re: #149 retired cynic

Judd Legum AGAIN: Rise of the quacks, on popular.info.

So DT’s campaign is upping the game on chloroquine by claiming the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons says it is 90% able to help. Unfortunately, they are a scam group of about 2500 docs, and Legum goes through a bunch of their positions: anti-vax, HIV ≠ AIDS, abortion causes breast cancer, yadda yadda.

Wonder if Rand Paul belongs, or if he can spare the dues from his OWN scam organization.

He and his extremist dad Ron Paul were both members. Rand left the group when he won his Senate seat.

They are a fringe group with no actual credentialing. You pay and you’re in.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 20, 2020 • 7:31:22am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 20, 2020 • 7:33:00am

re: #94 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 7:33:21am

re: #151 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t see Hunger Games on there.

No Idiocracy, either.

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Teukka  May 20, 2020 • 7:35:09am

FYI: EEAS SPECIAL REPORT UPDATE: SHORT ASSESSMENT OF NARRATIVES AND DISINFORMATION AROUND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (UPDATE 23 APRIL - 18 MAY) (EU vs DISINFORMATION)
Summary:

■ In line with the previous EEAS Special Reports and based on publicly available information, this edition gives an overview of recent developments around COVID-19 related disinformation. The report focusses on foreign state and non-state actors trying to exploit the uncertainty in societies as well as people’s fears and insecurities to advance their own agenda.
■ While misinformation and disinformation relating to issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to spread across the globe, the volume has - according to our findings - shown at least a temporary decrease during the period observed, alongside a general downward trend on COVID-19 related web searches.
■ There is a crystallizing and clustering around specific topics and narratives: alleged links between COVID-19 and 5G networks; COVID-19 restrictions as pretext establishing global domination of secretive elites; and attacks on individuals engaged in the development of vaccines, especially Bill Gates.
■ External actors, notably pro-Kremlin sources, are still involved in spreading disinformation, including by amplifying existing conspiracy theories, which link the COVID-19 pandemic to biological warfare, 5G technology and fuel anti-vaccination sentiment.
■ The efforts of state actors like China to deflect blame, to use the pandemic to promote their own governmental system and enhance their image abroad continue. The claim that there are clandestine US biological laboratories on the territory of “former Soviet republics” has been spread both by pro-Kremlin outlets as well as Chinese officials and state media.
■ Disinformation around COVID-19 has real world consequences. It has become clear that disinformation is not just a potential health risk when false cures are propagated. The spread of false information pertaining to the 5G network has also led to multiple arson attacks on telecommunication infrastructure across Europe.
■ In some regions and countries, the COVID-19 pandemic is used to restrict freedom of speech and freedom of the media. The EEAS has observed numerous cases in which governments or state officials have used the crisis to curtail media freedoms.
■ The work of independent media and fact-checkers is crucial to deliver reliable and authoritative information about the pandemic. Continued threats and harassment against fact-checkers and fact-checking organisations are being observed.
■ Social media companies continue to invest into detecting and countering misinformation and disinformation on their platforms. While the efforts are commendable, it is clear that much more needs to be done.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 7:40:06am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

Pier 1 Imports, the iconic home furnishings store, has bit the dust.

sandiegouniontribune.com

I had a couple of things from Pier 1 back when I lived in the US - small stuff, mind you, no furniture or anything. Forgettable knick-knacks.

Rats. I never bought a lot there, but I have good memories of my mom and I shopping there. So pfui for that. And I am sorry that the concept is gone. And for the lives of the employees impacted.

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Teukka  May 20, 2020 • 7:45:03am

So someone posted a pic on how CoViD-19 changed him.
Instagram
H/T to buzzfeednews.com for original article.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 7:46:29am

re: #159 Eclectic Cyborg

When I was in high school in Canada, hardly anyone ever talked about GPA. I never even saw one on my report cards until I was in COLLEGE (graduated with a 3.2 if you are curious). We don’t have SATs in Canada either. I don’t understand the obsession with these numbers in the American system.

It is not a system so much as a scam designed to drive young people to desperation and debt…

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 7:46:34am
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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 7:46:47am

re: #123 Decatur Deb

Just saw that a new Samsung phone is rumored to have a 50 mp sensor. It’s still going to have a crappy non-adjustable fingerprinted lens, though.

Nokia were selling the Lumia 1020 with a 41 mp sensor in 2014. 50 mp in 2020? BFD.

en.wikipedia.org

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 7:49:41am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

Prediction: He’s going to do a big fucking rally by the end of June in some red state (my money is on Florida), thousands of MAGAts are going to show up for it and we’re going to see a spike infections after in a number of areas.

Yes please.

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 7:49:43am

re: #168 makeitstop

Trump is trying to make Invisible Enemy a thing, but we know it’s because it came as news to him that you can’t see viruses.

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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 7:50:08am

re: #133 Shropshire Slasher

Will my service guarantee my citizenship?!??

Are you fucking kidding? No way. When you die your family will be deported. Hell they’ll probably be deported while you’re on active service.

Heinlein updated for the age of Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 7:50:56am

re: #171 jaunte

Trump is trying to make Invisible Enemy a thing, but we know it’s because it came as news to him that you can’t see viruses.

but you can see Chinese…everywhere

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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2020 • 7:51:02am

re: #163 makeitstop

No Idiocracy, either.

Or “Mad Max” for some reason.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 7:51:35am

re: #163 makeitstop

No Idiocracy, either.

That should have been the centerpiece because We Are There.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 7:51:41am

re: #166 Teukka

So someone posted a pic on how CoViD-19 changed him.
Instagram
H/T to buzzfeednews.com for original article.

As he continues his recovery, Schultz said both he and Hebblethwaite have received some backlash online for their attendance at the Winter Party. Some even said Schultz deserved to get sick, but he is choosing to focus on the outpouring of support he’s received since posting his photo.

“The negative stuff bothers me,” he said, “but it doesn’t bother me that much, because I’ve gotten so much positive feedback.”

Fucking assholes.

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John Hughes  May 20, 2020 • 7:52:05am

re: #141 Shropshire Slasher

Apple stores smelled like a capacitor that exploded after being hooked up on the wrong polarity.

That’s the smell of the Jobs reality distortion field, right?

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 7:52:39am
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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 7:54:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 7:54:38am

re: #178 Belafon

Well, as most virologists suspected, South Korea reports that those supposed reactivations/reinfections are indeed tests picking up COVID19 coronavirus RNA. No infectious virus is present, meaning these people can’t infect others.

That is good news…now let’s get back to Herd Immunity!!!

////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 7:55:47am

re: #179 jaunte

I hope someone is collecting all these tweets so that 30 years from now these people can be euthanized when their existence is a drag on the economy

what a fucking sick sociopath

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unproven innocence  May 20, 2020 • 7:55:58am

re: #178 Belafon

More info on the recent S Korea studies here:

Good News, Reinfection Unlikely

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 7:57:17am

re: #127 Decatur Deb

In a previous life I worked at the photo studio that did about half of all the catalog shoots for Sears, JCO, Montogmery West, Eatons. Dressing models meant tearing the clothes apart and re-building them on the talent. JCP stuff was the highest quality—the hardest to pull apart.

My father said he had a French tailor: Jacques Penet. (guessing at how his pronunciation would have been spelled!)

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 20, 2020 • 7:58:02am

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

As he continues his recovery, Schultz said both he and Hebblethwaite have received some backlash online for their attendance at the Winter Party. Some even said Schultz deserved to get sick, but he is choosing to focus on the outpouring of support he’s received since posting his photo.

“The negative stuff bothers me,” he said, “but it doesn’t bother me that much, because I’ve gotten so much positive feedback.”

Fucking assholes.

That was March 2. At that time, I knew about handwashing and avoiding handshakes, but had not yet acquired a fear of crowds. It’s easy to blame him in hindsight….

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 7:59:26am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

what a fucking sick sociopath

This is the message he’s paid to transmit from his owners: some of you must die so we can continue to make more money than we can spend.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 8:00:55am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

The loss of the RMS Titanic led to a good many changes in maritime safety regulations.

en.wikipedia.org

The regulations did contribute to the Eastland disaster, where 844 passengers and crew lost their lives when the ship overturned before it left dock. The Eastland was already top-heavy prior to its retrofit to hold sufficient lifeboats to accommodate everyone. All of us growing up in the Chicago area are familiar with this catastrophe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 8:02:13am

re: #185 jaunte

This is the message he’s paid to transmit from his owners: some of you must die so we can continue to make more money than we can spend.

We 1% are not about to give up any of the 40% of America that we own just to help save your measly lives…in fact, we are going to wind up owning even more by the time this is all over.

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stpaulbear  May 20, 2020 • 8:04:54am

re: #127 Decatur Deb

In a previous life I worked at the photo studio that did about half of all the catalog shoots for Sears, JCO, Montogmery West, Eatons. Dressing models meant tearing the clothes apart and re-building them on the talent. JCP stuff was the highest quality—the hardest to pull apart.

I’m wearing a JCPenny flannel shirt right now. They’ve been my go-to store for big-and-tall shirts for years. I’m going to miss them.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 8:09:50am

re: #179 jaunte

Carousel!

Logan’s Run

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 8:15:07am

re: #179 jaunte

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I’m really disgusted by these attitudes I’m seeing. Selfish assholes.

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lizardofid  May 20, 2020 • 8:16:15am

re: #188 stpaulbear

I’m wearing a JCPenny flannel shirt right now. They’ve been my go-to store for big-and-large shirts for years. I’m going to miss them.

Your comment triggered some fond memories. We would always hit Evanskys when working in Memphis back in the day. Great selection of big and tall. (You could actually find stylish shoes is large sizes.)

Link

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 8:17:44am

re: #190 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

We peasantry of the 99% need more solidarity.

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Barefoot Grin  May 20, 2020 • 8:19:32am

re: #183 retired cynic

My father said he had a French tailor: Jacques Penet. (guessing at how his pronunciation would have been spelled!)

The reverse of that: when my brother managed a bike shop in Chevy Chase, MD people with too much money would ask about the Gee-ahnt road bikes, or as you and I would call them—Giant.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 8:20:15am

re: #174 The Pie Overlord!

Or “Mad Max” for some reason.

Well, that sucks

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - The chase begins (1/10) (slightly edited) [4K]

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 8:21:42am

Casinos open tomorrow here in MS. As do bowling alleys, pool halls and other entertainment venues.

Gonna be one heck of a June, y’all….

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Mike Lamb  May 20, 2020 • 8:22:50am

re: #179 jaunte

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So what’s the cutoff? 80? 70? 60? Why wait? Dude will be a drag on the economy eventually, if he isn’t already.

Oh, and the elderly weren’t demanding things be locked down. That was public health officials. Then the elected officials followed that advice. And that’s because the vast majority of people aren’t fucking sociopaths.

And one more thing, people were staying home before any shelter in place orders went into effect. Recession was coming regardless. Homeboy needs to fuck right off.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 20, 2020 • 8:25:37am

re: #196 Mike Lamb

So what’s the cutoff? 80? 70? 60? Why wait? Dude will be a drag on the economy eventually, if he isn’t already.

Oh, and the elderly weren’t demanding things be locked down. That was public health officials. Then the elected officials followed that advice. And that’s because the vast majority of people aren’t fucking sociopaths.

And one more thing, people were staying home before any shelter in place orders went into effect. Recession was coming regardless. Homeboy needs to fuck right off.

and will likely continue to….

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 8:29:17am

re: #195 Eclectic Cyborg

Casinos open tomorrow here in MS. As do bowling alleys, pool halls and other entertainment venues.

Gonna be one heck of a June, y’all….

Well, if y’all are gonna gamble, then fuckn’ gamble.

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Sherlock Hound  May 20, 2020 • 8:32:13am

A useful thread on “ADA” mask complaints:

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 20, 2020 • 8:32:24am

re: #195 Eclectic Cyborg

Casinos open tomorrow here in MS. As do bowling alleys, pool halls and other entertainment venues.

Gonna be one heck of a June, y’all….

Are you kidding? Either no one is going to go or thousands of deaths in June. Fuck.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 8:34:40am

re: #199 Sherlock Hound

A useful thread on “ADA” mask complaints:

People who hate invasive government using a government law to make their case…

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Eventual Carrion  May 20, 2020 • 8:35:18am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

Just as I said, the WWE presidency. Full of the 3 B’s: Boasting, bravado and bullshit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 8:35:32am

re: #200 I Would Prefer Not To

Are you kidding? Either no one is going to go or thousands of deaths in June. Fuck.

People will go, not as many as before.

But people will die unnecessarily as a result.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 8:36:10am

re: #85 Florida Panhandler

A certain percentage have been quietly celebrating this pandemic with news reports indicating that it has been hitting hardest the very people they hate- dark-skinned people.

The “opening up” efforts have been a calculated strategy by racists in charge of public policy. They also tend to participate in the Darwinist worldview that old and sick people are to be weeded out of the population asap.

We are living in a current and planned war of attrition by Conservatives and “Libertarians” using a pandemic as the means towards political victory and dominance for the next 40-50 years.

It’s also those who are dismissive of the poor — that they should be privileged to die to further the wealth and comfort of the affluent. That was the comment that led to the severing of my FB relationship with a longtime friend. He was incensed at my suggestion that it was the poor who were being forced to work and that businesses should spend money to protect them.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2020 • 8:36:26am

re: #202 Eventual Carrion

Just as I said, the WWE presidency. Full of the 3 B’s: Boasting, bravado and bullshit.

WWE might be the biggest input to his personality. Fur reel.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 8:38:58am

re: #200 I Would Prefer Not To

Are you kidding? Either no one is going to go or thousands of deaths in June. Fuck.

The hardcore gambling addicts will go.

People will come here from out of state and go.

Not really sure how many locals will go will be but I can tell you this: You won’t find me in a fucking casino anytime soon.

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lizardofid  May 20, 2020 • 8:39:42am

re: #205 Decatur Deb

WWE might be the biggest input to his personality. Fur reel.

Carnies gonna carny.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 8:40:27am

We hear the argument that we need to get the economy back because “people die of poverty”.

People do not die of poverty, they die of a lack of proper nutrition, shelter and medical care..they are not the same thing.

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Dr. Matt  May 20, 2020 • 8:43:32am

A Certain Type of N95 Mask May Do More Harm Than Good

* Experts are warning the public against wearing certain types of N95 face masks with front valves.
* They say the masks protect the people wearing them but do not stop virus droplets from escaping and infecting others.
* The masks are designed for construction workers to use to keep out dust and other particles.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 8:44:25am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 8:46:32am

I was just looking at the Johns Hopkins numbers. It appears we will pass 5 million cases worldwide pretty soon (Note: This number includes recovered cases).

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Interesting Times  May 20, 2020 • 8:48:44am

That 11% has to be racist dixiecrats:

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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2020 • 8:48:48am

Trump believes that as long as the number of deaths is < 1 million he can claim a “win.”

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 8:48:53am

re: #211 Eclectic Cyborg

I was just looking at the Johns Hopkins numbers. It appears we will pass 5 million cases worldwide pretty soon (Note: This number includes recovered cases).

Worldometer, which I follow, already shows 5 million cases.

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Dr. Matt  May 20, 2020 • 8:49:23am

Cavemen

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unproven innocence  May 20, 2020 • 8:51:08am

re: #213 The Pie Overlord!

Trump believes that as long as the number of deaths is < 1 million he can claim a “win.”

The goal-posts will be on rocketsleds by then.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 8:51:21am

re: #212 Interesting Times

That 11% has to be racist dixiecrats:

From en.wikipedia.org, about the 2008 election:

According to exit polls on Election Day, 10% of those who identified themselves as Democrats voted for John McCain, approximately the same percentage of Democratic votes that George W. Bush won in 2004.[

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 8:51:36am

re: #215 Dr. Matt

Cavemen

There’s too many goddamn men out there who think that women need to hear their “wisdom.” Maybe midn your fucking business and stay out of other people’s sex lives.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 8:52:37am

re: #212 Interesting Times

That 11% has to be racist dixiecrats:

There are a lot of people who call themselves Democrats but are Republicans in every sense. I suspect there are a handful of Republicans like that too.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 8:53:45am

re: #218 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There’s too many goddamn men out there who think that women need to hear their “wisdom.” Maybe midn your fucking business and stay out of other people’s sex lives.

Not to mention his somewhat disproportionate numbers for men and women….

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 8:53:57am

re: #217 Belafon

From en.wikipedia.org, about the 2008 election:

West Virginia still has more registered Democrats than Republicans I believe but the state hasn’t gone for a Democratic President since 1996 and Trump even won all counties. It’s kinda like how Jim Hoft loves to cherry pick and claim WELL HE WAS A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT. I’m technically a registered independent here in Va since we have no formal registration but I’m definitely a Democrat.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 8:54:26am

re: #220 Eclectic Cyborg

Not to mention his somewhat disproportionate numbers for men and women….

Yeah they’re always willing to let guys fuck around but shame women. It’s a bunch of backwards cavemen shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 8:54:28am

re: #219 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There are a lot of people who call themselves Democrats but are Republicans in every sense. I suspect there are a handful of Republicans like that too.

“I support Trump but don’t want my friends and neighbors to know what a racist dick I am.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 8:56:13am

re: #223 Eclectic Cyborg

“I support Trump but don’t want my friends and neighbors to know what a racist dick I am.”

Exactly. And there are a lot of people who call themselves independents out there who use every FNC talking point you’ve ever heard but claim to be independent because “I’m libertarian” even as they espouse anti-choice, anti-immigrant, and anti-LGBT rhetoric. They just don’t want the government telling them they can’t smoke pot.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 8:56:40am

Congrats Alabama, you’re about to watch your health care delivery system teeter on the edge of collapse:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 8:58:29am

re: #225 lawhawk

Congrats Alabama, you’re about to watch your health care delivery system teeter on the edge of collapse:

Yet you won’t see a Trump tweet berating Governor Ivey for her “failing state.”

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Dr. Matt  May 20, 2020 • 8:59:04am

re: #225 lawhawk

Congrats Alabama, you’re about to watch your health care delivery system teeter on the edge of collapse:

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WHY ARE ONLY DEMOCRAT STATES GETTING TEH COVID!!!!11!!1?!?!!

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Sherlock Hound  May 20, 2020 • 8:59:41am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People who hate invasive government using a government law to make their case…

And I know very well these same people don’t give a shit about the disabled in normal times at any time!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 9:00:53am

re: #225 lawhawk

Congrats Alabama, you’re about to watch your health care delivery system teeter on the edge of collapse:

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Alabama relaxed restrictions on 4/30. That’s three weeks ago tomorrow.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 9:01:14am

re: #227 Dr. Matt

WHY ARE ONLY DEMOCRAT STATES GETTING TEH COVID!!!!11!!1?!?!!

The next step will be accusing liberal states of infecting conservative ones to punish them, and then witholding aid.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 9:02:46am

re: #230 Belafon

The next step will be accusing liberal states of infecting conservative ones to punish them, and then witholding aid.

Oh no doubt. I can already hear a certain self described future cannibal saying that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 9:03:24am

And of course this is Memorial Day weekend coming up, so expect packed beaches, etc. in states that have already “reopened”.

Like I said, we’re in for one hell of a June…and maybe longer.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 9:05:05am

re: #232 Eclectic Cyborg

And of course this is Memorial Day weekend coming up, so expect packed beaches, etc. in states that have already “reopened”.

Like I said, we’re in for one hell of a June…and maybe longer.

We usually don’t go out of town for Memorial Day weekend. Definitely won’t this year.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 9:05:42am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Alabama relaxed restrictions on 4/30. That’s three weeks ago tomorrow.

Pretty much right on schedule.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 9:08:23am
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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 9:09:48am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Alabama relaxed restrictions on 4/30. That’s three weeks ago tomorrow.

And we’ll see other states that had restrictions see spikes due to Mother’s day get-togethers that ignored the social distancing and mask requirements. Because of course it will.

Mother’s Day was just about 10 days ago, so we can already see spikes in various places.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 9:10:40am

re: #235 retired cynic

sorry for the double image; fixed

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 9:11:45am

re: #235 retired cynic

I saw that and immediately thought of this:

Yuji Koseki - Mothra’s Song

I guess that’s what happens when you grow up watching kaiju flicks in your formative years.

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 9:13:13am
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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 9:13:48am

One of these days, I’mma really have to check this out:

Schwebebahn: Why Wuppertal’s Trains Are Much Cooler Than Yours

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 9:15:21am

re: #240 Dr Lizardo

One of these days, I’mma really have to check this out:

They call it der Elefant and it is the trademark of the city. A friend has a 1/100 scale electric model of it, which I find endlessly awesome…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 9:20:38am

re: #94 jeffreyw

Equivalent of a couple of dudes at work gossiping by the coffee pot right after they get in?

And probably bitching about the wives wanting them to take the garbage out of the nest, pay some attention to the children, etc etc.

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 9:21:05am

So, it looks like this is going to happen…

I play sporadically in a Beatles show with guys from other bands out here on LI (twice a year at one club), and we do pretty well with it. One of the guys was contacted by a seniors’ home in Nassau County with an interesting idea.

The home is in a U-shaped building with a central courtyard, with windows facing the courtyard. The people at the home asked us back before the lockdown if we’d be interested in doing a show for the residents, but a ‘normal’ show is pretty much out of the question at this point. So they asked if we’d come and set up in the courtyard one afternoon so the residents could gather at the windows and watch us play. They wanted to do it at the end of April, but the band shot that down pretty quickly.

We’d set up at appropriate distances from one another and all bring our own mics and personal gear. The home has given us a window of May 27-31 for the show, and that’s being hammered out now.

I’ve got a little trepidation about it, but I think if it’s handled right (and it looks like it will be) it would be a nice thing to do for the residents of the home and also get the playing monkey off my back for a while.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 9:21:08am

Learned from a friend’s FB site, cannonball run records have been repeatedly broken due to the empty roads.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 9:21:32am

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

They call it der Elefant and it is the trademark of the city. A friend has a 1/100 scale electric model of it, which I find endlessly awesome…

As the video describes it, it’s immensely practical - well, for Wuppertal at least. I really would like to take a ride on that one of these days. I’ve become quite an aficianado of public transportation here in Europe. As I’ve said before, Ostrava’s public transportation network is efficient enough to the point where a car simply isn’t necessary for me. And during high-traffic times (mornings and evenings), the trams are simply faster than cars at getting from A to B.

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BeachDem  May 20, 2020 • 9:22:57am

re: #239 jaunte

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He can’t even get a simple story straight either.

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 9:24:38am

re: #240 Dr Lizardo

The souvenir shop has masks now:
wuppertalshop.de

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 9:25:19am

re: #108 lizardofid

In 1970, many a young couple started their lives together with a trip to Pier 1. Me, I’ll always associate the logo with a delightful mixture of incense and optimism.

Oh, good morning!

I think I’ve been in a Pier 1 once or twice at most. (There’s one less than a 1/4 mile from me.) By the time I was ever interested in buying furnishings (late 80’s) they’d already changed and become something beyond my price range at the time.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2020 • 9:32:25am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 20, 2020 • 9:37:24am

Just filled out the monkey survey on what would make me feel safe to return to my office and whether I think FDA can achieve those metrics. I’m not concerned about the office, only about the idiots that inhabit my overall workspace. We’re mostly fairly liberal (90% advanced degrees in science) and have good sensibilities. But there are a few loonballs of the glibertabrian stripe who are conspiracy advocates. Yes, even withPh.D./Masters in toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, etc. you can still be a fucking moron. I’m leaving off the Ph.D.s in microbiology ‘cause they’re all on board, here.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 9:44:41am

re: #250 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Just filled out the monkey survey on what would make me feel safe to return to my office and whether I think FDA can achieve those metrics. I’m not concerned about the office, only about the idiots that inhabit my overall workspace. We’re mostly fairly liberal (90% advanced degrees in science) and have good sensibilities. But there are a few loonballs of the glibertabrian stripe who are conspiracy advocates. Yes, even withPh.D./Masters in toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, etc. you can still be a fucking moron. I’m leaving off the Ph.D.s in microbiology ‘cause they’re all on board, here.

Reminder: Ben Sasse and Victor Davis Hansen both have PHd’s in subjects that theoretically would prepare them to deal with autocrats — but clearly high IQ or top education doesn’t teach you how to identify lies or con men or teach you ethics or decency.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 9:45:28am

re: #249 The Pie Overlord!

Everyone seems to have suddenly become a baker overnight—and the century-old flour business is racing to keep up.

As much as I like cooking, I always left baking to wife or GF…never my thing at all, save to roll out some pastry dough and fill it with stuff.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 9:45:37am

re: #158 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

And that’s why all the young white people are frolicking in the bars and beaches?

The young people are frolicking because they are fools. Which is what young people do, especially as groups.

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gocart mozart  May 20, 2020 • 9:47:39am

Technically, I think Jared Kushner is Milo Mindebender but this works

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 9:47:42am
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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2020 • 9:47:50am
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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 9:48:05am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 9:48:09am

re: #171 jaunte

Trump is trying to make Invisible Enemy a thing, but we know it’s because it came as news to him that you can’t see viruses.

I admit I’m surprised that Trump & Co. haven’t referred to the virus as “The Yellow Peril” in public yet. They seem so anxious to pin this thing on China. And it’s such an obvious dog whistle to use.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 9:48:11am

Ukrainian lawmaker releases leaked phone calls of Biden and Poroshenko, WaPo

Sounds like more ratfucking from Russia for DT, reading the article. Lots of hand waving, little content.

Andriy Derkach, an independent member of Ukraine’s parliament who previously aligned with a pro-Russian faction, said at a news conference in Kyiv on Tuesday that he had received the tapes — which consist of edited fragments of phone conversations Biden and Poroshenko had while still in office — from “investigative journalists.” He alleged they were made by Poroshenko.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 9:49:33am

re: #259 retired cynic

The tapes released in Kyiv offered no evidence to back Giuliani’s long-standing accusation that Biden pushed for the prosecutor general’s ouster to help his son. At the time, Hunter Biden was earning between $50,000 and $100,000 a month on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, whose owner, a former government minister, was under investigation in Ukraine. Still, the tapes gave Trump’s allies a chance to recycle that allegation closer to the 2020 election.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 20, 2020 • 9:50:51am

re: #260 retired cynic

It’s to be expected. HOnestly if they go with the Hunter Biden shit, I want a full court press on the Trump kids and Jared.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 9:51:11am

I think it’s simple, though. Republicans believe the only way they can win is to suppress the vote, and they think that voting by mail will increase the people who can and will vote.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 9:52:08am

re: #255 jaunte

We need to be asking more questions about why he was counting on the use of in person machines and I think we should be at least considering not just classic suppression, but darker possibilities.

It is in his interest to turn the whole election into a massive clusterf*ck, contest the outcome, insist that there was massive fraud and tampering and declare himself the winner.

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 9:52:42am

This one ought to put someone’s nose out of joint…

Drive that wedge!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 9:52:50am

re: #195 Eclectic Cyborg

Casinos open tomorrow here in MS. As do bowling alleys, pool halls and other entertainment venues.

Gonna be one heck of a June, y’all….

I’m doing a shopping trip tomorrow and then holing up for at least two weeks. Where I am is a “red county” in Pennsylvania, but I still expect widespread ignoring of the stay-at-home and distancing orders over Memorial Day weekend even here. Especially since the weather is forecast to be somewhat nice on Sunday and Monday after some rain on Saturday.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 9:53:53am

re: #259 retired cynic

Ukrainian lawmaker releases leaked phone calls of Biden and Poroshenko, WaPo

Sounds like more ratfucking from Russia for DT, reading the article. Lots of hand waving, little content.

The Simpsons had a skit where a video was created by clipping other videos down to in some cases single words to make someone say something they hadn’t actually said.

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sagehen  May 20, 2020 • 9:54:03am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Times - and tastes - change. Last time I was in a Pier 1 would’ve been in the 1990s.

Everything I used to woulda got at Pier 1… is now available to Pottery Barn (which is primarily a furniture store/showroom; they use the decorative stuff to dress up the displays).

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 9:54:22am

re: #263 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is in his interest to turn the whole election into a massive clusterf*ck, contest the outcome, insist that there was massive fraud and tampering and declare himself the winner.

Luckily, he doesn’t get to decide that.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 9:56:07am

re: #219 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There are a lot of people who call themselves Democrats but are Republicans in every sense. I suspect there are a handful of Republicans like that too.

I’m an Independent, but by voting records I’d look like a staunch Democrat. Says a lot about the GOP policies and candidates over the past decades.

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teleskiguy  May 20, 2020 • 9:56:13am

re: #266 Belafon

The Simpsons had a skit where a video was created by clipping other videos down to in some cases single words to make someone say something they hadn’t actually said.

Homer Badman ‘Sweet Can’ Rock Bottom Clip Gummy Venus - HILARIOUS CLIP!

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 9:58:26am

re: #270 teleskiguy

Thanks.

I also suspect all Biden will have to do is say “Release the transcript.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 9:58:27am

re: #230 Belafon

The next step will be accusing liberal states of infecting conservative ones to punish them, and then witholding aid.

Withholding aid. Watch what happens if the dam failures and flooding in Michigan gets much worse and that state asks for Federal aid.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 9:58:53am

re: #259 retired cynic

Ukrainian lawmaker releases leaked phone calls of Biden and Poroshenko, WaPo

Sounds like more ratfucking from Russia for DT, reading the article. Lots of hand waving, little content.

“edited fragments”

in other words

God’s Divine Truth

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A Cranky One  May 20, 2020 • 10:00:08am

Being evil (by definition, being a liberal and all), I’m really tempted to post things like the following on social media. Of course, I don’t have any social media accounts, so the world is safe. But I’m tempted…

The Real Q, who was captured and held captive by agents of the deep state while an imposter tried to ruin his reputation, has escaped and revealed the real truth.

The nano-bots that the government has been spreading via chemtrails cause both sheep like adherence and impotence, in an effort to suppress the real patriots trying to stop the communist/globalist socialist takeover. The people you seeing wearing masks are protecting themselves from inhaling the nanobots, protecting their ability to overwhelm true Americans with rainbow babies.

Stop the socialist takeover and foil their evil plot by wearing masks to block the nanobots. Your manhood and country are at stake!

Heh. The possibilities are endless.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 10:01:07am

re: #243 makeitstop

Sounds like an interesting and positive thing to do. And can you get someone to safely video it? Since that would be a positive thing to have out on YouTube and other media as an example.

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Camp Waconda  May 20, 2020 • 10:02:33am

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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2020 • 10:02:59am
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sagehen  May 20, 2020 • 10:03:34am

re: #153 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I still don’t think he’s sentient enough to think this way. Trump has a caveman mentality who might be able to entertain Fire Bad. I think he has no concept of ramifications because he’s never been held accountable.

Fun Buffyverse Moments - “Fire bad, tree pretty”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 10:04:07am

Like the Flat Earth Movement, I believe a lot of Q-bots are just people with a perverse, sociopathic sense of humor who delight in winding people up by making outrageous claims and stories and seeing how others react to them.

Others are paid proxies for parties who want to sow disinformation, distrust and general chaos in our society.

And other people with various mental, social and psychological conditions that just feel drawn to it and enjoy being part of something “bigger”.

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Broad With Sass  May 20, 2020 • 10:04:17am

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 10:06:14am

re: #275 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Sounds like an interesting and positive thing to do. And can you get someone to safely video it? Since that would be a positive thing to have out on YouTube and other media as an example.

The bass player’s son is likely going to video it, from what I’m told. Might be cool - it’s got the potential for a real ‘Apple rooftop’ vibe. :)

We might do a FB live thing for a song or two to boot.

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wrenchwench  May 20, 2020 • 10:07:16am

re: #280 Broad With Sass

{{{BWS}}}

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gocart mozart  May 20, 2020 • 10:07:21am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 10:09:10am

re: #280 Broad With Sass

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Mattand  May 20, 2020 • 10:12:23am

re: #219 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There are a lot of people who call themselves Democrats but are Republicans in every sense. I suspect there are a handful of Republicans like that too.

I know one guy who insists he’s a Dem, but absolutely lost his shit over the ACA. I’m pretty sure if pressed, he’d have abortion outlawed.

The Republicans usually insist they’re “independents” and then vote straight GOP non-stop.

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 10:13:14am
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Mattand  May 20, 2020 • 10:15:01am

re: #264 makeitstop

Drive that wedge!

I just don’t see there either being enough Never Trumpers to make a difference.

I think it’s more like that well-known idiot sports radio guy in NYC, who blew his top over Trump fucking up the COVID response and then said the next he was still voting for him.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 10:15:43am

My plans:

2020:

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sagehen  May 20, 2020 • 10:18:21am

re: #251 Hecuba’s daughter

Reminder: Ben Sasse and Victor Davis Hansen both have PHd’s in subjects that theoretically would prepare them to deal with autocrats — but clearly high IQ or top education doesn’t teach you how to identify lies or con men or teach you ethics or decency.

“Can’t identify” or choose to enable?

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BeachDem  May 20, 2020 • 10:18:29am

re: #266 Belafon

The Simpsons had a skit where a video was created by clipping other videos down to in some cases single words to make someone say something they hadn’t actually said.

They did it in Used Cars back in 1980.

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Belafon  May 20, 2020 • 10:20:45am

re: #290 BeachDem

They did it in Used Cars back in 1980.

The thing I remember about the Simpsons clip is that the background kept changing between words.

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 10:21:27am

re: #287 Mattand

I just don’t see there either being enough Never Trumpers to make a difference.

I think it’s more like that well-known idiot sports radio guy in NYC, who blew his top over Trump fucking up the COVID response and then said the next he was still voting for him.

I think that one is made specifically to piss Trump off and get him mad at Parscale.

Lincoln Project is definitely on Trump’s radar after the ‘Mourning in America’ spot. Anything that makes Trump pissy is a job well done AFAIC.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 20, 2020 • 10:22:22am

Today is World Bee Day!

Facebook page featuring “Bee Barn”*
facebook.com

I’m just sayin’
MORE BEES!
BEES!
Bees!
We approve of this message!

* - I helped put this one up last year. :)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 20, 2020 • 10:22:33am

I am a simple potato guardian who needs my Second Amendment rights

“We’re going after Virginia with your crazy governor. … They want to take your Second Amendment away. You know that right? You’ll have nobody guarding your potatoes.”
— President Trump, to farmers assembled at the White House

I am a potato guardian. This is the only life I have known. Here is my tale, one no doubt familiar to you, just as the concept of a person who guards potatoes in Virginia is familiar.

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 10:22:40am
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Eventual Carrion  May 20, 2020 • 10:24:41am

re: #254 gocart mozart

Technically, I think Jared Kushner is Milo Mindebender but this works

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Doesn’t this drug need a prescription to be acquired? I can’t ever remember seeing it along with the aspirin or jock itch meds. Is it not a controlled substance since it appears it can have some pretty harsh side effects.

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gocart mozart  May 20, 2020 • 10:26:44am

A doctor can still prescribe it off brand.

re: #296 Eventual Carrion

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Interesting Times  May 20, 2020 • 10:26:58am

Inmates, asylum-running, and all that:

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 20, 2020 • 10:28:47am

re: #289 sagehen

“Can’t identify” or choose to enable?

This.

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 10:29:18am

re: #298 Interesting Times

That is one butt-ugly font combination. Why are conservative conspiracy theory fans so bad at graphic design?

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jaunte  May 20, 2020 • 10:30:51am
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Interesting Times  May 20, 2020 • 10:34:42am

re: #300 jaunte

That is one butt-ugly font combination. Why are conservative conspiracy theory fans so bad at graphic design?

Must be a lib-owning thing, because only SJWs and Teh Ghey care about good taste and aesthetic sense /

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 10:35:05am

re: #296 Eventual Carrion

Doesn’t this drug need a prescription to be acquired? I can’t ever remember seeing it along with the aspirin or jock itch meds. Is it not a controlled substance since it appears it can have some pretty harsh side effects.

It does require a prescription, but over-the-counter meds have serious side effects too. Take a look at Alleve or Advil and you may be hesitant to try them out too.

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unproven innocence  May 20, 2020 • 10:35:53am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2020 • 10:37:02am

I give 50/50 odds Trump tries to attack Biden with Pizzagate at some point in the campaign.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 20, 2020 • 10:37:51am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

I give 50/50 odds Trump tries to attack Biden with Pizzagate at some point in the campaign.

Q already is doing that along with linking Biden to Benghazi.

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Disloyal Archangel  May 20, 2020 • 10:41:08am

Threatening to hurt a whole state financially during a national pandemic.
Sure, that’ll just do WONDERS for you and your suicide pact political party.

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DodgerFan1988  May 20, 2020 • 10:43:19am

She’s projecting her boss’s history.

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 10:46:27am

re: #287 Mattand

I posted this thread the other day, about how Lincoln Project is slowly but surely wearing
down Trump’s support.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 10:47:42am

re: #304 unproven innocence

Live on YT… Biden to speak:

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Video

Excellent speech! Read with feeling, something beyond Trump’s capability.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 10:48:51am

re: #308 DodgerFan1988

This is a bit too far. Kellyanne Conway suggests Joe Biden is picking a woman vice president to have sex with her

It’s all about getting “Biden = Rapist” anchored in people’s minds

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2020 • 10:49:20am

re: #301 jaunte

When I was a kid (about 10 years old or so) my dad brewed up some home-made “quinine” to help me get over a fever and some serious congestion. It was steeped grapefruit rind, cayenne pepper and a coffee-spoon of tabasco sauce. It worked, but I still remember him telling me, “Don’t take this with other medicines, because the combo might put you in the hospital, or six feet under.”

It worked. Broke that fever and my congestion cleared up pretty damn quick.

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stpaulbear  May 20, 2020 • 10:49:48am

re: #308 DodgerFan1988

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She’s projecting her boss’s history.

Maybe that’s why Trump picked Pence. It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2020 • 10:50:29am

Is the Trump Administration About To Screw Over States In Crisis?
A new report reveals that the Treasury Department has yet to distribute much of the $500 billion allotted to help businesses and local governments. And National Guard troops crucial to states’ testing and tracking efforts could be yanked prematurely. Charlotte Klein, Vanity Fair

This is from yesterday, and that makes it seem like from a decade ago!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 10:51:54am
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Patricia Kayden  May 20, 2020 • 10:53:29am

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 10:54:13am
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 20, 2020 • 10:54:29am

My theory is that trump knows exactly what Parscale is doing. He’s laundering so much campaign (and perhaps Russian) cash that his cut pays him millions.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 20, 2020 • 10:54:35am

re: #315 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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If you are on any statins Grapefruit will mess with you. I remember the one time I forgot and drank glass of grapefruit juice at a regional meeting and went into a deep brain fog!

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2020 • 10:55:05am

Does anyone know why Worldometer shows 46,000 more cases for Spain than John Hopkins? This difference has been very consistent over time. The discrepancies among most of the other top nations are fairly modest.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 10:55:41am

Read this. Another survivor and his experience with masks. Worth a read.

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makeitstop  May 20, 2020 • 10:56:00am

Let the clownshow begin…

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ericblair  May 20, 2020 • 10:56:06am

re: #258 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I admit I’m surprised that Trump & Co. haven’t referred to the virus as “The Yellow Peril” in public yet. They seem so anxious to pin this thing on China. And it’s such an obvious dog whistle to use.

You’ll note that the yam stopped talking about the China Virus after talking to Xi. Apparently he’s terrified of Xi, but wants to attack China as a campaign tactic anyways. Until he talks to Xi again and backs down, I guess. That’ll look good.

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stpaulbear  May 20, 2020 • 10:56:23am

re: #316 Patricia Kayden

It was the twelfth commandment.

Moses Ten Commandments - Mel Brooks

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unproven innocence  May 20, 2020 • 10:56:46am

re: #314 retired cynic

Is the Trump Administration About To Screw Over States In Crisis?
A new report reveals that the Treasury Department has yet to distribute much of the $500 billion allotted to help businesses and local governments. And National Guard troops crucial to states’ testing and tracking efforts could be yanked prematurely. Charlotte Klein, Vanity Fair

This is from yesterday, and that makes it seem like from a decade ago!

“A random Wednesday in June” —not really random:

Trump Cuts National Guard Deployment A Day Short Of Benefits Accrual | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 10:56:55am

re: #313 stpaulbear

Maybe that’s why Trump picked Pence. It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

Get Pence to deny that he has provided sexual services to Trump!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 20, 2020 • 10:57:43am

Brave Pompeo Ran Away…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 20, 2020 • 10:57:55am

re: #319 Joe Bacon 🌹

If you are on any statins Grapefruit will mess with you. I remember the one time I forgot and drank glass of grapefruit juice at a regional meeting and went into a deep brain fog!

Yikes. So sorry!

That said, if Q-ists want to prove evolution exists, who am I to dis self-inflicted scientific experiments?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2020 • 10:58:44am

re: #324 stpaulbear

It was the twelfth commandment.

Moses comes down from the Mountain: “I’ve got good news and bad news. Good news is that I talked him down to only ten. Bad news is that adultery is still in there!”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 20, 2020 • 10:59:14am

re: #262 Belafon

And one other thing: mailed votes leave a paper trail.

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garzooma  May 20, 2020 • 11:00:09am

re: #320 Hecuba’s daughter

Does anyone know why Worldometer shows 46,000 more cases for Spain than John Hopkins? This difference has been very consistent over time. The discrepancies among most of the other top nations are fairly modest.

I don’t know, but TPM had a post today about how, while Worldometer looks accurate, nobody knows who’s running it.

One of the minor (or perhaps not so minor) mysteries of the COVID Crisis Era is just what the story is, who is behind the worldometers.info website. This has been a concern and question of mine since the very beginning of the epidemic. I wrote about my effort to get to the bottom of it here, all the way back on March 16th. The gist is that the site has a vast amount of Coronavirus data. But it provides close to no information on who is behind the site or owns it or anything more than the most generic information on how or by what criteria it collects its data. Ordinarily that lack of transparency would be totally disqualifying. But it does directly link to sources in all cases and those sources are invariably government or legitimate media sources. […]

This part was amusing:

Now CNN has this lengthy investigation based on the fact that Prime Minister of Spain has gotten into a major controversy over citing them and it turns out that Johns Hopkins, which runs the canonical global COVID19 data hub, is using them as one of their data sources! Everyone seems to have it was Worldometers citing Johns Hopkins!

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Mattand  May 20, 2020 • 11:00:21am

re: #292 makeitstop

I think that one is made specifically to piss Trump off and get him mad at Parscale.

Lincoln Project is definitely on Trump’s radar after the ‘Mourning in America’ spot. Anything that makes Trump pissy is a job well done AFAIC.

LOL, agreed. Cheetolini is easily put on tilt.

re: #309 makeitstop

I posted this thread the other day, about how Lincoln Project is slowly but surely wearing down Trump’s support.

I hope so. My pessimism about “independents” and the Trump-grets crowd being swayed by this stuff and doing the right thing is that the few Trump voters I know here in “liberal” NJ aren’t budging.

My personal anecdote and what not, but if NJ Republicans are digging in their heels, I can only imagine what the MAGAts are like in solid red states.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 20, 2020 • 11:00:31am
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stpaulbear  May 20, 2020 • 11:02:52am

re: #327 Joe Bacon 🌹

Brave Pompeo Ran Away…

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I think the medically appropriate word for Pompeo is pud.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 20, 2020 • 11:03:32am

re: #319 Joe Bacon 🌹

If you are on any statins Grapefruit will mess with you. I remember the one time I forgot and drank glass of grapefruit juice at a regional meeting and went into a deep brain fog!

Grapefruit juice can either prolong/increase drug metabolism or reduce/inhibit same.

It was grapefruit juice that got Seldane yanked off the market back in the 1990s. And if you take BuSpar (a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic), it can dramatically increase blood plasma levels.

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Eventual Carrion  May 20, 2020 • 11:13:25am

re: #301 jaunte

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Yet here in PA if I grow a couple weed plants they would fuck with me.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2020 • 11:14:16am

re: #335 Eric The Fruit Bat

I used to take seldane for allergies before they yanked it.

And I loved grapefruit too. Bad combo. Never had any bad reactions, but now they have seldane derivatives on the market - they work pretty well, with fewer side effects.

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sagehen  May 20, 2020 • 11:19:26am

re: #332 Mattand

LOL, agreed. Cheetolini is easily put on tilt.

I hope so. My pessimism about “independents” and the Trump-grets crowd being swayed by this stuff and doing the right thing is that the few Trump voters I know here in “liberal” NJ aren’t budging.

My personal anecdote and what not, but if NJ Republicans are digging in their heels, I can only imagine what the MAGAts are like in solid red states.

After McGreevy, Menendez, Ferriero…. its like Illinois and Louisiana. Voters have come to believe that everybody in both parties is thoroughly corrupt, so you have to vote on other criteria. It’s either our crook or the other side’s crook, neither party’s ever going to offer up a non- crook.

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danarchy  May 20, 2020 • 11:36:39am

re: #303 Hecuba’s daughter

It does require a prescription, but over-the-counter meds have serious side effects too. Take a look at Alleve or Advil and you may be hesitant to try them out too.

Acetaminophen will destroy your liver and kill you and you don’t even have to down a whole bottle. Just double the recommended dosage for a couple days.


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