Colbert From Home: Muzzled by Trump, the CDC Releases Watered Down Guidelines for Reopening

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The White House is doing everything it can to push a rapid reopening of the country, including recruiting pro-Trump doctors to go on television and undermine the already softened guidelines released by the CDC. #Colbert #StephenAtHome #Monologue

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 10:14:59am
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gocart mozart  May 21, 2020 • 10:15:17am

I’ll get it right eventually

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 10:15:55am

re: #1 jaunte

What a moron.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 10:17:44am

re: #3 stpaulbear

Arble garble ihavenofuckingideawhatimsaying

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:18:07am

Got CL’d.

re: #270 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Q lives in some kind of alternate Groundhog Day where every day is “they’ll be arrested next week” day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.

Oh, it’s worse than that. In the Qniverse, Hillary, Obama, Mueller, etc., have already been arrested. And executed.

And the people we’re seeing on TV and whatnot are simply body doubles, in order to prevent widespread civil unrest.

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re: #293 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But it’s what I’ve pointed out before. Trump’s belief in Peale’s “power of positive thinking” is really apparent during this crisis. Trump sincerely believes that if he thinks positively that COVID-19 will simply go away, and that if he thinks that sincerely enough, then yeah….COVID-19 will vanish. It’s straight-up magical thinking.

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 10:19:14am

re: #1 jaunte

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 10:19:25am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:20:18am

from downstairs

But it’s what I’ve pointed out before. Trump’s belief in Peale’s “power of positive thinking” is really apparent during this crisis. Trump sincerely believes that if he thinks positively that COVID-19 will simply go away, and that if he thinks that sincerely enough, then yeah….COVID-19 will vanish. It’s straight-up magical thinking.

It’s “The Music Man”. The ‘think system’

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Jay C  May 21, 2020 • 10:21:15am

Another carryover from last thread (re the nutbar nabbed in MI)

re: #291 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Real braintrust, there: never stopped to think for a second that COVID-19 patients who are IN A FUCKING HOSPITAL are there because they are positively sick - and probably on ventilators/in comas?

(I don’t know how Michigan handles it, but here in NY, suspected Coronavirus patients who are “quarantined” are expected to isolate themselves at home, this saving hospital beds for actual disease cases)

Though I read “Michigan Militia”, so likely not much “thinking” involved….

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jeffreyw  May 21, 2020 • 10:22:49am

Danger Man

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 10:23:41am

re: #5 Dr Lizardo

Got CL’d.

Oh, it’s worse than that. In the Qniverse, Hillary, Obama, Mueller, etc., have already been arrested. And executed.

And the people we’re seeing on TV and whatnot are simply body doubles, in order to prevent widespread civil unrest.

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But it’s what I’ve pointed out before. Trump’s belief in Peale’s “power of positive thinking” is really apparent during this crisis. Trump sincerely believes that if he thinks positively that COVID-19 will simply go away, and that if he thinks that sincerely enough, then yeah….COVID-19 will vanish. It’s straight-up magical thinking.

Nothing but crazy top to bottom.

I think there are very few Q boys who really believe the body double/clone thing. I know they’re all nutso but most aren’t that nutso.

Putting your faith in positive thinking is like putting your faith in God (sorry, no disrespect meant to believers) because the outcome will be the same. God is a coping mechanism, not a repairative remedy.

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 10:25:50am

re: #1 jaunte

re: #2 gocart mozart

I’ll get it right eventually

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It best to always give someone a break if English isn’t their first language.

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 10:26:43am

re: #8 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

from downstairs

It’s “The Music Man”. The ‘think system’

It’s Peter Fucking Pan.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 10:28:06am

re: #12 Decatur Deb

It best to always give someone a break if English isn’t their first language.

I used joke that English was my worst language even though it’s the only one I knew.

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 10:28:45am
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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 10:29:53am

re: #7 lawhawk

Yep. My diocese (Eau Claire, Episcopal Church) will not open till at least June 14 and then there will be:
No Crypt Café (our local name for coffee/snacks afterwards)
6 ft. physical distancing
Masks required and will be provided, if needed
Eucharist - Wafers only
No singing
Music played?
Verbal or visual Peace

They will decide Saturday June 13 if we will reopen or not. There is a MD/Epidemiologist on the Bishop’s task force so I expect their decisions to be rooted in a decent level of science.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:31:35am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

If Trump really did come down with COVID-19, we’ll all find about it via a breaking news alert - a breaking news alert saying that he’s on a ventilator and in the ICU at Walter Reed.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 21, 2020 • 10:32:56am
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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 10:33:02am

We are positively heading into a national decline with this idiot at the wheel.

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Eventual Carrion  May 21, 2020 • 10:33:31am

re: #17 Dr Lizardo

If Trump really did come down with COVID-19, we’ll all find about it via a breaking news alert - a breaking news alert saying that he’s on a ventilator and in the ICU at Walter Reed.

And it will be president Pence for a while (possibly until the election is over). Would be a pity really. //

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 10:34:36am

re: #16 William Lewis

My congregation is already looking ahead to High Holy Days and having contingency plans to broadcast the services over zoom. We have to do so because there’s a good chance that we’ll be back in a lockdown situation in the fall, and do not want to endanger our members.

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 10:35:19am

re: #19 jaunte

We are positively heading into a national decline with this idiot at the wheel.

There was a time when that would have worried the World’s democracies.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:36:18am

re: #19 jaunte

We are positively heading into a national decline with this idiot at the wheel.

I think we already have unfortunately.

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 10:36:50am
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mmmirele  May 21, 2020 • 10:38:56am

re: #11 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Nothing but crazy top to bottom.

I think there are very few Q boys who really believe the body double/clone thing. I know they’re all nutso but most aren’t that nutso.

Putting your faith in positive thinking is like putting your faith in God (sorry, no disrespect meant to believers) because the outcome will be the same. God is a coping mechanism, not a repairative remedy.

These are people who believe Donald Trump is fighting pedophiles, who are holding kids in underground tunnels. YES they can believe this crazy.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 10:39:30am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

Maybe, if it does, he’ll do a rally and meet everyone there.

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 10:39:52am

re: #21 lawhawk

My congregation is already looking ahead to High Holy Days and having contingency plans to broadcast the services over zoom. We have to do so because there’s a good chance that we’ll be back in a lockdown situation in the fall, and do not want to endanger our members.

Good planning. It’ll be easier to handle if it’s a known contingency that everyone is used to considering.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:40:02am

I think even though I’m not religious, it shows the true hollowness of how Trump is when it comes to religion. Anyone who’s ever been to church, temple, a mosque, or any sort of place of worship understands that while congregations are important to their philosophy of worship that individual faith matters too. The local priest here wasn’t exactly damning my grandmother to Hell when she stopped being able to attend weekly Mass. Trump like he did with Easter is trying to frame the issue of public safety as being an attack on freedom of religion and nothing could be more ridiculous.

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 10:40:33am
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gocart mozart  May 21, 2020 • 10:40:47am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:41:46am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

It really isn’t. We’ve known from the beginning that he goes to those who validate his world view or don’t challenge it.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:42:03am

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Republicans are acting very concerned about the damage to the economy caused by the stay-at-home orders, but what they’re really concerned about are the many, many right wing grifts that are missing out on all those rube dollars.

And funneling those grifted dollars to the GOP via campaign contributions.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:42:19am

re: #1 jaunte

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they voted for this imbecile

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:42:31am

re: #30 gocart mozart

Get used to Q having a direct influence on the Republican electorate.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:43:45am

re: #33 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

they voted for this imbecile

All I can say is revolutionary war airports to any Trumper who talks shit about Biden being senile and stupid.

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 10:44:01am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:44:25am

re: #7 lawhawk

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“Very soon” means never

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:45:11am

re: #34 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Get used to Q having a direct influence on the Republican electorate.

I really wonder what the Qcumbers are gonna do if Trump goes down in flames this November and takes the GOP down with him.

I hope they’ll finally say, “Oh. Guess it was all a bunch of hooey after all.” My fear is this:

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A Cranky One  May 21, 2020 • 10:45:23am

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A Mom Anon  May 21, 2020 • 10:45:26am

re: #33 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I swear that sounds like covering for a fuck up. Like he is positive but then realized he said it out loud and backtracked to come up with that word salad. But it’s hard to tell if he’s sick because he never looked healthy in the first place. So he’s got that going for him.

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 10:45:27am

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Their skulls have thickened and become nerveless for perfect deflection.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 21, 2020 • 10:45:27am

OMFG!!!!!!! Just got this in an E-Mail from my Director of Human Resources.

XXXXXX XXXXX will reopen and we will be stronger for the struggle. Remember: Jurassic Park™ reopened FIVE times after people were eaten alive. FIVE TIMES!!!

STAY SAFE and WELL!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:46:24am

re: #10 jeffreyw

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I’m blushing over here

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:46:50am

re: #38 Dr Lizardo

I really wonder what the Qcumbers are gonna do if Trump goes down in flames this November and takes the GOP down with him.

I hope they’ll finally say, “Oh. Guess it was all a bunch of hooey after all.” My fear is this:

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Yeah I’m definitely worried about Trump inspired political terrorism. We’ve already had it. These people are not going to accept Trump losing as legitimate. It’s why I hope for a clear as hell Biden landslide so it will make conspiracy theories harder to spread.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:47:30am

re: #13 Decatur Deb

It’s Peter Fucking Pan.

As long as it’s broadway

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 10:47:44am
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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:48:41am

re: #44 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I’m definitely worried about Trump inspired political terrorism. We’ve already had it. These people are not going to accept Trump losing as legitimate. It’s why I hope for a clear as hell Biden landslide so it will make conspiracy theories harder to spread.

I’m afraid even a crushing Democratic landslide won’t deter them. They’ll find some way to gin up a conspiracy theory to explain it away.

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lizardofid  May 21, 2020 • 10:49:21am

Howdy all!

Jackson Rodriguez’s show pig would normally have gone to sale, for a nice price. But as the story points out, due to covid-19, these aren’t normal times. So, young Jackson donated his processed prize porker to a domestic violence shelter.

That’ll do young man. That’ll do. ; )

Link to a local NBC affiliate.
Link

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:49:25am

re: #16 William Lewis

Yep. My diocese (Eau Claire, Episcopal Church) will not open till at least June 14 and then there will be:
No Crypt Café (our local name for coffee/snacks afterwards)
6 ft. physical distancing
Masks required and will be provided, if needed
Eucharist - Wafers only
No singing
Music played?
Verbal or visual Peace

They will decide Saturday June 13 if we will reopen or not. There is a MD/Epidemiologist on the Bishop’s task force so I expect their decisions to be rooted in a decent level of science.

No surprise that’s where you go

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 10:50:22am

re: #24 Charles Johnson

They’re also confused because the only free market solution to this is for everyone to catch it and the unfortunate ones die and most Americans just don’t think that’s a good idea.

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 10:51:24am
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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 10:51:50am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:52:03am

re: #47 Dr Lizardo

I’m afraid even a crushing Democratic landslide won’t deter them. They’ll find some way to gin up a conspiracy theory to explain it away.

I’m just going to pre-empitvely get off the lawn here and say while I don’t remember the mid 90’s that well, I do remember the aftermath of Oklahoma City and I remember the original crazy right wing militias as well. The thing that’s happened here is the inmates have control of the GOP car. No way will Pence succeed Trump as the GOP standard bearer and while some see Nikki Haley trying to take it, I don’t see her doing it either. There’s far too much sexism in the GOP ranks. And as much as I hate the bastards, there definitely was nativism directed both Cruz and Rubio’s ways as sons of immigrants.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 10:52:34am

re: #7 lawhawk

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You think Pulpit Pimps would just tell their suckers to use Pay Pal to get their hands on the cash they need to make that Pulpit Pimp Palace Mortgage Payment!

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:52:38am

Looks like a disaster is unfolding in Alabama:

Hospitals in Montgomery and Prattville have a total of one ICU bed remaining and are now being forced to send acute care patients to Birmingham for treatment.

montgomeryadvertiser.com

And what happens when Birmingham’s ICU beds fill up….where do they go then? Will they have to start sending ICU patients to neighboring states? Are there plans in Alabama to build temporary ICU wards?

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A Mom Anon  May 21, 2020 • 10:52:42am

re: #44 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I was talking with my husband about this. Hell, McVeigh looks like a sane person next to these fucking people. They will do something, it’s just a matter of time. Authorities have caught more than a few of these traitors before they could do damage, but at some point, the hollowing out of various agencies is going to make finding these people harder and increasing the odds. I am truly scared for the country for the first time in 60 years. I know we’ve made it through tons of challenges since our founding, but I feel like we’ve really never been divided over such obviously stupid shit (like masks and a living wage or decent healthcare for all) that may never be healed.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 10:53:33am

re: #36 jaunte

I currently have digital subscriptions to TPM, Washington Post, and the Dallas Morning News. I read less than 5% of what they generate.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 21, 2020 • 10:54:40am

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

Looks like a disaster is unfolding in Alabama:

montgomeryadvertiser.com

And what happens when Birmingham’s ICU beds fill up….where do they go then? Will they have to start sending ICU patients to neighboring states? Are there plans in Alabama to build temporary ICU wards?

Just wondering out loud-

What percentage of the population in those areas are black people?

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:54:44am

re: #53 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m just going to pre-empitvely get off the lawn here and say while I don’t remember the mid 90’s that well, I do remember the aftermath of Oklahoma City and I remember the original crazy right wing militias as well. The thing that’s happened here is the inmates have control of the GOP car. No way will Pence succeed Trump as the GOP standard bearer and while some see Nikki Haley trying to take it, I don’t see her doing it either. There’s far too much sexism in the GOP ranks. And as much as I hate the bastards, there definitely was nativism directed both Cruz and Rubio’s ways as sons of immigrants.

I recall the RWNJ’s up in the Pacific Northwest sorta quieted down after the OKC bombing. Prior to that, they were really going off the rails - I’d see them at gun shows and they had tons of conspiratorial literature and VHS tapes for sale, and various T-Shirts about “killing commies for mommy” and that sort of crap.

After OKC, they certainly piped down.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2020 • 10:55:06am

re: #42 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

OMFG!!!!!!! Just got this in an E-Mail from my Director of Human Resources.

XXXXXX XXXXX will reopen and we will be stronger for the struggle. Remember: Jurassic Park™ reopened FIVE times after people were eaten alive. FIVE TIMES!!!

STAY SAFE and WELL!

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That is such a garbage meme clearly done up by people are not familiar with the Franchise.

There have been five JP Movies but in fact, not ONCE has the park RE-opened. Progression goes like this:

Jurassic Park (1993) - Park still under construction. Not yet open to General Public. Corporate guys cut corners, make stupid decisions. Dinos get loose and kill people.

The Lost World (1997) - Corporate guys raid another island with dinosaurs on it to try and bring them to the mainland to open a Jurassic Park in San Diego. Effort fails, corporate guys get killed / San Diego gets terrorized by T-Rex / Park never opens.

Jurassic Park III (2001) - Two characters from the first movie travel to the island from the second movie on a rescue mission. No corporate guys or actual park involved.

Jurassic World (2016) - Park OPEN. Corporate guys create new hybrid Dinosaur. Dinosaur escapes and terrorizes the park. Corporate guys make more boneheaded decisions to try and salvage the situation and most get killed for their troubles. Park does NOT reopen.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - Island from the previous movie (and the first JP movie) and the now closed Park on it get completly destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Corporate guys manage to steal dinos off the island before the volcano goes boom and try to sell them on the black market for big bucks. Doesn’t go well. Most of the corporate guys die and Dinos get loose all over the continent.

Two main takeaways:
1. There was NEVER a park in the franchise that “reopened”

2. The corporate guys are always the ones who make the bad decisions and usually get their asses handed to them by the dinos in the end.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:55:28am

re: #58 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Just wondering out loud-

What percentage of the population in those areas are black people?

Good question.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 10:55:29am

re: #42 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

OMFG!!!!!!! Just got this in an E-Mail from my Director of Human Resources.

XXXXXX XXXXX will reopen and we will be stronger for the struggle. Remember: Jurassic Park™ reopened FIVE times after people were eaten alive. FIVE TIMES!!!

STAY SAFE and WELL!

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Remember sarcasm is the body’s reaction to not being able to strangle someone. I would check on the email writer.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:55:41am

re: #22 Decatur Deb

There was a time when that would have worried the World’s democracies.

I think the world is holding its collective breath till November/january

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 10:57:10am

re: #51 Charles Johnson

I don’t even get why it supposedly makes you look “unmanly”

I mean that guy looks badass :). Yes, that’s me on a particularly cold day a couple weeks ago going out for a whiskey run.

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 10:57:36am

re: #44 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I’m definitely worried about Trump inspired political terrorism. We’ve already had it. These people are not going to accept Trump losing as legitimate. It’s why I hope for a clear as hell Biden landslide so it will make conspiracy theories harder to spread.

It seems like most of the potential terrorists who’ve gotten busted beforehand lately have been morons who can’t keep it to themselves and announce that they’re going to do something online before they do it. We can only hope that Trump doesn’t shut down all of the enforcement agencies and staff that monitor this stuff (If Miller suggested it, you know he’d do it), and that these wanna-be terrorists email at least one person who’s willing to call the cops.

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 10:58:10am

re: #64 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Heh. Who knew I could wear a mask into a bank, demand money, and everyone would be fine with it.

I’m living the dream…. /

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 21, 2020 • 10:58:11am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

Good question.

Pratville - 18.9 % Black

Montgomery 60.0% Black

Looked up on census.gov

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 10:59:00am

re: #60 Eclectic Cyborg

Not to mention there’s a new Jurassic Park installment in the works; it’ll follow the events of Fallen Kingdom and explore how things are going in a world where humans and dinosaurs co-exist.

I suspect….it probably wouldn’t be going all that well. That little girl doomed us all.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 10:59:02am

re: #30 gocart mozart

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“Everything” not “anything”

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 11:00:12am
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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 11:00:19am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 11:00:19am

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

All I can say is revolutionary war airports to any Trumper who talks shit about Biden being senile and stupid.

Dude…that was a joke! //

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Jay C  May 21, 2020 • 11:00:25am

re: #50 Belafon

They’re also confused because the only free market solution to this is for everyone to catch it and the unfortunate ones die and most Americans just don’t think that’s a good idea.

“Most” Americans don’t have to: just enough public officials….

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:00:38am

re: #66 lawhawk

Heh. Who knew I could wear a mask into a bank, demand money, and everyone would be fine with it.

I’m living the dream…. /

I joked with one of my friends that the look I was going for was Slavic bandfit folk hero. I don’t like having to wear a jacket and beanie in May though! But yeah I don’t think the mask is “feminine” at all and even if it was, who the fuck cares. The stupid toxic masculinity that gets fueled by the Jordan Petersons and the Proud Boys of the world makes men look like a bunch of wusses.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:01:12am

re: #72 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Dude…that was a joke! //

Oh right, it was sarcasm!

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 11:01:56am

re: #51 Charles Johnson

This is the comment that I dropped this morning on the WaPo story about the Ford plant:

I only hope that Ford and MI officials convince/compel everyone else in Trump’s party to wear a mask so that (like the VP’s visit to Mayo Clinic) he is the ONLY ONE in any photo of the event not wearing a mask. He needs to stick out like a sore thumb.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 11:02:12am

re: #73 Jay C

“Most” Americans don’t have to: just enough public officials….

If most Americans won’t go to the restaurants or malls, it doesn’t matter how many government officials try to make everything like it was.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:02:53am

re: #76 stpaulbear

This is the comment that I dropped this morning on the WaPo story about the Ford plant:

It really does need to be shown full on display how Trump is ignoring public health advisories due to his own vanity.

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wrenchwench  May 21, 2020 • 11:03:50am

NPR has advanced to using the term ‘unsubstantiated claim’ for a thing Trump said. Progress.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 11:03:56am

re: #74 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I joked with one of my friends that the look I was going for was Slavic bandfit folk hero. I don’t like having to wear a jacket and beanie in May though! But yeah I don’t think the mask is “feminine” at all and even if it was, who the fuck cares. The stupid toxic masculinity that gets fueled by the Jordan Petersons and the Proud Boys of the world makes men look like a bunch of wusses.

Really? There’s people out there who think a mask is “feminine”? Show them this clip:

Bane “Crashing This Plane” - The Dark Knight Rises [4K Ultra HD]

BTW, that’s easily one of the greatest opening scenes in cinematic history.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 11:04:34am

re: #40 A Mom Anon

I swear that sounds like covering for a fuck up. Like he is positive but then realized he said it out loud and backtracked to come up with that word salad. But it’s hard to tell if he’s sick because he never looked healthy in the first place. So he’s got that going for him.

If he’s really sick it’ll get out

Can they really have the prez walking around contagious and not tell everyone in the WH?

It would never work

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 11:05:58am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

I want a mask that looks like that, and one that looks like a face hugger.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 11:07:29am

OT I went to the Acme this morning and today’s item of the day was a large package of Bounty. There was also a selection of Clorox wipes available. I also noticed that some items like the rye bread I usually buy was on another shelf. There are lots of things that are slowly coming back and some that one has to be lucky to catch the item in stock.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 11:07:32am

re: #47 Dr Lizardo

I’m afraid even a crushing Democratic landslide won’t deter them. They’ll find some way to gin up a conspiracy theory to explain it away.

Biden will be sworn in.
The world won’t end
They will keep ranting away
Less people will pay them any attention

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 11:07:34am

re: #79 wrenchwench

NPR has advanced to using the term ‘unsubstantiated claim’ for a thing Trump said. Progress.

Baby steps!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:08:32am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

Really? There’s people out there who think a mask is “feminine”? Show them this clip:

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BTW, that’s easily one of the greatest opening scenes in cinematic history.

They think Trump is the model of masculinity. I will never get why. I mean I wasn’t a supporter of John McCain the politician but John McCain the man was much more admirable and badass than Trump will ever be. We’re talking about a guy who cries about how unfair SNL is to him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2020 • 11:08:39am

re: #84 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Biden will be sworn in.
The world won’t end
They will keep ranting away
Less people will pay them any attention

Their grift will be to play government-in-exile, denied a fair election…

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 11:11:44am

re: #82 Belafon

I want a mask that looks like that, and one that looks like a face hugger.

I’ve never looked it up, but I’m sure Bane’s mask in that film was based on an altitude training mask. Don’t know about your location, but here in Czech Republic, it is considered acceptable to wear that during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:12:21am

re: #84 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Biden will be sworn in.
The world won’t end
They will keep ranting away
Less people will pay them any attention

Well honestly I think we should be focused on right wing terrorism. That’s one thing that Trump has ignored because he would use federal law enforcement to go after immigrant families who have done more for their communities than anyone named Trump.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 11:12:30am

re: #86 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They think Trump is the model of masculinity. I will never get why. I mean I wasn’t a supporter of John McCain the politician but John McCain the man was much more admirable and badass than Trump will ever be. We’re talking about a guy who cries about how unfair SNL is to him.

Trump is a mincing fancy lad. He’s a dandy.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 11:12:45am

We finally planted the tomato seedlings. Not because of COVID19 but because this is the first week that the temperature hasn’t plunged to freezing overnight!

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 11:13:04am

re: #86 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He cries about how SNL is unfair. How tweets are mean to him. How he’s not loved and adulated by everyone.

He’s a vain, selfish, egotistical know nothing and he’s got the nuclear codes despite being unable to understand anything about our defense policy or national security.

He took an oath to protect and defend the nation against all threats foreign and domestic, and his failure on covid19 has left 95,000+ dead Americans in his wake.

That’s a failure. That’s what this is about. And the GOP will say and do anything to deflect from that indisputable fact.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:13:13am

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

I’ve never looked it up, but I’m sure Bane’s mask in that film was based on an altitude training mask. Don’t know about your location, but here in Czech Republic, it is considered acceptable to wear that during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

I got Psycho Mantis in Metal Gear Solid vibes especially the over top voice.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 11:13:36am

re: #25 mmmirele

These are people who believe Donald Trump is fighting pedophiles, who are holding kids in underground tunnels. YES they can believe this crazy.

Echoplex put 3 videos to show just how fucking insane Qbots are!

The Plex Highlight - The Plight Of The Tunnel Children

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 11:15:20am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 21, 2020 • 11:16:20am

re: #60 Eclectic Cyborg

LoL. Like I said. It’s from the Director of Human Resources. Since I want to go back to work when this shit is over, I’ll refrain from pointing out this error. Believe me, I really, really want to reply to her with this.

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 11:16:22am

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

I’ve never looked it up, but I’m sure Bane’s mask in that film was based on an altitude training mask. Don’t know about your location, but here in Czech Republic, it is considered acceptable to wear that during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Heh. I’ll stick to my middle eastern shemagh. With my Cavalry stetson on over it and shades it’s scary enough.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:16:35am

re: #90 Dr Lizardo

Trump is a mincing fancy lad. He’s a dandy.

Seriously i just laugh at the memes that have him as this bad ass. It’s like dude you know he said the STDs he got from sleeping around were comparable to what guys went through in Vietnam, right? Trump’s a big old wimp. He never fires anyone in person as we saw with Comey. Trump projects masculinity the way an alien lifeform pretending to be a human beig does.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 11:16:49am

re: #95 lawhawk

The R’s are trying to make DT happy and by doing so they are taking down the nation with them.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:17:59am

re: #99 PhillyPretzel

The R’s are trying to make DT happy and by doing so they are taking down the nation with them.

It’s unfortunate that we won’t be able to defeat all of them. I’m hoping that we can beat one of Mitch or Cornyn. Their leadership needs to be shown that we are tired of them enabling Trump time and time again.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 11:19:52am

re: #100 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly. We need a real leader and DT is not that.

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HRH Stanley Sea  May 21, 2020 • 11:20:09am

re: #57 Belafon

I currently have digital subscriptions to TPM, Washington Post, and the Dallas Morning News. I read less than 5% of what they generate.

Same. Except no DMN & add Wonkette. It’s more about the support v. reading.

But having a WaPo sub is very valuable & reading Josh’s Prime editorials is worth all the monies.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 11:21:17am

re: #74 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I joked with one of my friends that the look I was going for was Slavic bandfit folk hero. I don’t like having to wear a jacket and beanie in May though! But yeah I don’t think the mask is “feminine” at all and even if it was, who the fuck cares. The stupid toxic masculinity that gets fueled by the Jordan Petersons and the Proud Boys of the world makes men look like a bunch of wusses.

If you care what other people think about how you look…
That’s your first problem

If your “look” is more important than your health and safety, well you deserve whatever you get.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 11:22:05am

re: #76 stpaulbear

This is the comment that I dropped this morning on the WaPo story about the Ford plant:

If anyone shakes his hand….

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 11:22:08am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 11:22:11am

re: #64 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t even get why it supposedly makes you look “unmanly”

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I mean that guy looks badass :). Yes, that’s me on a particularly day a couple weeks ago going out for a whiskey run.

You have kind eyes.

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 11:22:33am

And now for something cool and different. Robert Johnson’s (yes, THAT one) 94 year old stepsister has shared with the world the third know photo of him.

So without further ado,

Come On In My Kitchen (SA.2585-1)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:23:16am

re: #103 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

If you care what other people think about how you look…
That’s your first problem

If your “look” is more important than your health and safety, well you deserve whatever you get.

Exactly. It’s a pandemic ffs. I’m not going shopping or picking up food to be seen. I’m just trying to stay safe and get in and out.

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Sherlock Hound  May 21, 2020 • 11:25:37am

He may not want to be in a cattle car, but this barber MIGHT be in a refrigerated truck in the near future…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:26:33am

re: #106 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

You have kind eyes.

Thanks.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 11:27:06am

re: #95 lawhawk

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The job requires the applicant to be a republican
He’s a republican

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 11:29:22am

re: #111 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

The job requires the applicant to be a republican
He’s a republican

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The only qualification these days.

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gocart mozart  May 21, 2020 • 11:31:11am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 11:34:05am

re: #113 gocart mozart

No has had more per capitas than me. No one talked about per capitas before me. And maybe the per capitas will go away.

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2020 • 11:43:21am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 21, 2020 • 11:44:08am

re: #91 The Pie Overlord!

Here is a couple of pics of my “garden”

In this one we have (L-R) Red Bell Peppers, Beef Master tomatoes and green bell peppers.

In this one we have (again L-R) Cucumbers, Zucchini squash, cantaloupe, sweet heat peppers and my grilling herbs (Oregano, rosemary and thyme).

Still to be planted/re-potted are my broccoli plants and radishes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2020 • 11:47:18am

I finally got cilantro to grow. I am excited.

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goddamnedfrank  May 21, 2020 • 11:49:06am
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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 11:50:14am

Outdoor dining in Minnesota OK’d for June 1

Bars and restaurants in Minnesota can open June 1 for outdoor service under a revised COVID-19 response strategy announced by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday that also allows for limited reopening of hair salons and campgrounds.

While COVID-19 remains a growing concern — causing 777 deaths and 17,670 lab-confirmed infections so far in Minnesota — Walz said beloved summertime activities can take place amid the pandemic, with precautions.

Outdoor patios and serving areas will be limited to 50 patrons at a time who are encouraged to wear masks and must make reservations — which among other things will make it easier for state investigators to identify their close contacts if they end up infected later on. Employees must wear masks.

Similarly, salons will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity, and stylists and customers will need to don masks.

Almost everyone, pro and con, has concerns about the reopening. I was kind of horrified that restaurants can have as many as 50 people seated outside. Some churches are really pissed that restaurants can have 50 but they can only have 10.

Meanwhile, we just had a new daily high of 32 deaths after having a new daily high of 29 a few days ago. I’m afraid that we’re on the cusp of things going really bad. I’m going to be doing curbside or drive-thru until further notice. No way will I sit down at a restaurant.

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 11:52:03am

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

I finally got cilantro to grow. I am excited.

Cilantro. The lima beans of garnishes.
//

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A Mom Anon  May 21, 2020 • 11:54:08am

re: #119 stpaulbear

You could not pay me or offer me free meals for life to get be to sit down and eat in any restaurant. People have already shown that they won’t do the right thing. All it takes is one asshole or overworked employee to forget a step in the safety rules and that’s it. No thanks.

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Dread Pirate  May 21, 2020 • 11:54:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2020 • 11:55:19am

re: #120 stpaulbear

Cilantro. The lima beans of garnishes.
//

Mexican, Meddle Eastern, Asian, all use cilantro.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 11:56:07am

re: #21 lawhawk

My congregation is already looking ahead to High Holy Days and having contingency plans to broadcast the services over zoom. We have to do so because there’s a good chance that we’ll be back in a lockdown situation in the fall, and do not want to endanger our members.

The episcopal church I pass on some of my walks went to online services before the statewide shutdown (which was the earliest in the country, I believe), and shows no signs of reopening any time soon.

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 11:56:40am

re: #121 A Mom Anon

You could not pay me or offer me free meals for life to get be to sit down and eat in any restaurant. People have already shown that they won’t do the right thing. All it takes is one asshole or overworked employee to forget a step in the safety rules and that’s it. No thanks.

There’s no safe distance for the wait staff who have to bus these tables. Doesn’t matter that it’s outdoors or not. I will not go to a restaurant under these circumstances.

I am doing curbside service with restaurants in our area. It’ll be a long time before we go to restaurants because it’s impossible to protect ourselves or the staff while eating a meal.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 21, 2020 • 11:56:55am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

Not to mention there’s a new Jurassic Park installment in the works; it’ll follow the events of Fallen Kingdom and explore how things are going in a world where humans and dinosaurs co-exist.

I suspect….it probably wouldn’t be going all that well. That little girl doomed us all.

We already live in one of those. And the common meme is that everything tastes like dino.
/

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 11:57:32am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mexican, Meddle Eastern, Asian, all use cilantro.

The Pink Floyd of regions? Meddle? :)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 21, 2020 • 11:57:57am

re: #70 Charles Johnson

Though the plant in Marcus Hook, PA turned him down. Then again, they’re ultimately owned by a corporation in Brazil.

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goddamnedfrank  May 21, 2020 • 11:58:14am

re: #121 A Mom Anon

You could not pay me or offer me free meals for life to get be to sit down and eat in any restaurant. People have already shown that they won’t do the right thing. All it takes is one asshole or overworked employee to forget a step in the safety rules and that’s it. No thanks.

Yep, my hypertension may be totally under control but there’s no way my 46 year old ass is rolling those dice.

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wrenchwench  May 21, 2020 • 11:58:22am

re: #120 stpaulbear

Cilantro. The lima beans of garnishes.
//

I interpret this to mean you have an unusual fondness for lima beans.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 11:58:35am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

What percentage of the population in those areas are black people?

Good question.

Per Wikipedia for Montgomery:

The racial makeup of the city was 56.6% Black, 37.3% White, 2.2% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. 3.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 11:59:30am

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Republicans are acting very concerned about the damage to the economy caused by the stay-at-home orders, but what they’re really concerned about are the many, many right wing grifts that are missing out on all those rube dollars.

So far have I fallen that I could welcome the Darwinian solution. Depending on how much contact evangelicals have with their “normal” neighbors.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 21, 2020 • 12:00:44pm

re: #86 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They think Trump is the model of masculinity. I will never get why. I mean I wasn’t a supporter of John McCain the politician but John McCain the man was much more admirable and badass than Trump will ever be. We’re talking about a guy who cries about how unfair SNL is to him.

People thought that John Wayne and Ronald Reagan were models of masculinity even though, unlike Jimmy Stewart, neither served during World War 2 (yes — I know — Reagan was in the military, but as a performer safe in the United States, and not in any combat role). It’s irritating, but true regardless of party, that people are judged by how they look rather than their real accomplishments.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 12:01:34pm

re: #131 Eric The Fruit Bat

Per Wikipedia for Montgomery:

Interesting to know. I’ve never been to Alabama - never really had any particular reason to go there.

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goddamnedfrank  May 21, 2020 • 12:02:03pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

As I’ve mentioned before one of my uncles died from complications of HIV. So, I could probably muster up the energy to get really pissed at that shit but dude is drowning in ridicule as it is.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 21, 2020 • 12:02:30pm

re: #83 PhillyPretzel

OT I went to the Acme this morning and today’s item of the day was a large package of Bounty. There was also a selection of Clorox wipes available. I also noticed that some items like the rye bread I usually buy was on another shelf. There are lots of things that are slowly coming back and some that one has to be lucky to catch the item in stock.

No bleach or wipes found on my grocery run today. Stocked up on just about everything else* and am ready to hunker down until early June. And I ordered vet supplies via Chewy to cover that front.

Tuxedo Cat got out while I was bringing groceries in. She wandered a bit, met one of the distant neighbors, and then went and laid down under a pine tree where I couldn’t reach her. And then she wandered over by the brush along the road… and got ambushed by one of the neighbor’s calicos. So there was some chasing back and forth and a lot of hissing. And then Tuxedo Cat opted to run back into the apartment.

* - Got enough ingredients to make a batch of chili, pasta sauce, and two batches of slow cooker beans.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2020 • 12:02:59pm

President shitweasel is now tweeting links to Breitbart about VOTER FRAUD!!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 12:03:21pm

re: #121 A Mom Anon

You could not pay me or offer me free meals for life to get be to sit down and eat in any restaurant. People have already shown that they won’t do the right thing. All it takes is one asshole or overworked employee to forget a step in the safety rules and that’s it. No thanks.

I’ve seen too many clips from people making assholes of themselves coughing and spitting on folks. It’ll be a long time before I step foot in a restaurant again.

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 12:03:26pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

I guess getting a check mark for game design doesn’t automatically make your opinions on pandemic risk management worth listening to.

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Dread Pirate  May 21, 2020 • 12:04:40pm
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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 12:04:41pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 12:06:29pm

re: #57 Belafon

I currently have digital subscriptions to TPM, Washington Post, and the Dallas Morning News. I read less than 5% of what they generate.

Washington Post, Guardian, SF Chronicle, Mother Jones and Newsweek here. Will keep them (or replace them) whether I read them or not, because journalism matters.

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CarolJ  May 21, 2020 • 12:06:43pm

re: #47 Dr Lizardo

I’m worried that it becomes a full-fledged cult with Trump as prophet wronged by the world. How far is Q from that now? And if Trump dies, would they even acknowledge that fact?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 12:07:43pm

re: #58 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Just wondering out loud-

What percentage of the population in those areas are black people?

Good question, but the pictures we see of idiots congregating seem to be pretty white.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 12:08:46pm

re: #133 Hecuba’s daughter

People thought that John Wayne and Ronald Reagan were models of masculinity even though, unlike Jimmy Stewart, neither served during World War 2 (yes — I know — Reagan was in the military, but as a performer safe in the United States, and not in any combat role). It’s irritating, but true regardless of party, that people are judged by how they look rather than their real accomplishments.

I’m just saying as a man that I don’t get how anyone looks at Trump as a model for masculinity. Wayne and Reagan could at least project it? This guy? This guy is a whiny brat.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 21, 2020 • 12:09:47pm

Hey Anymouse, there is hope!

My paper check from the Treasury with “economic impact payment” arrived today.

The Don’s signature is not on it. The memo area has the following two printed lines:
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
(i own a mansion and a yacht)

Just the check in the envelope. I guess the letter will arrive separately.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 12:10:18pm

damn

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 12:10:52pm

re: #141 lawhawk

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It’s so hilarious seeing Glenn Greenwald squeal that MSNBC is state tv while he ignores that FNC has gone out of their way to pander to Trump who you know is part of the state and Biden who you know isn’t.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 21, 2020 • 12:12:28pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

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And as others have pointed out in that thread, it was actually illegal for many consenting adults to have sex until the 2003 Lawrence vs Texas SC ruling. So his take was even worse than it initially appeared. Of course, the illegality had nothing to do with HIV, but still …

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 12:13:23pm

re: #146 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Hey Anymouse, there is hope!

My paper check from the Treasury with “economic impact payment” arrived today.

The Don’s signature is not on it. The memo area has the following two printed lines:
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
(i own a mansion and a yacht)

Just the check in the envelope. I guess the letter will arrive separately.

It does. I used it as TP when it did.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2020 • 12:15:59pm

re: #127 lawhawk

The Pink Floyd of regions? Meddle? :)

Today I did Mexican, tomorrow will probably be stir fry and I will be making falafel so yeah, I go through it by the ton…

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Hecuba's daughter  May 21, 2020 • 12:16:22pm

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

damn

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A tweet from 2019..

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Dread Pirate  May 21, 2020 • 12:16:55pm

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

damn

[Embedded content]

That’s at least a 2 joint backup.

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CarolJ  May 21, 2020 • 12:17:32pm

re: #150 William Lewis

It does, because if you got both check and letter together, it might get ripped or just thrown out. I got my money through direct deposit, so sending me a letter was a waste of good moneyl

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 12:18:54pm

re: #121 A Mom Anon

You could not pay me or offer me free meals for life to get be to sit down and eat in any restaurant. People have already shown that they won’t do the right thing. All it takes is one asshole or overworked employee to forget a step in the safety rules and that’s it. No thanks.

I’m in California, where we seem to have squelched the assholes — I don’t doubt that we have them. So I’ll consider the new outdoor seating restaurants if they happen.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 21, 2020 • 12:20:00pm

re: #154 CarolJ

It does, because if you got both check and letter together, it might get ripped or just thrown out. I got my money through direct deposit, so sending me a letter was a waste of good moneyl

I wanted to do direct deposit, but to get it I had to enter numbers from my 2018 return since my 2019 return had not been processed. And there were reasons to prefer to use the 2019 return for the numbers. So I skipped it for the time being.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 12:20:24pm

Y’all got a check.

I got a rock…

Charlie Brown: I got a rock

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 12:21:00pm

re: #121 A Mom Anon

You could not pay me or offer me free meals for life to get be to sit down and eat in any restaurant. People have already shown that they won’t do the right thing. All it takes is one asshole or overworked employee to forget a step in the safety rules and that’s it. No thanks.

Yes. Sit-down dining only (maybe) works if everybody is following the rules perfectly. As soon as two tables decided to get together or people start showing up without reservations and hang out until they can be seated, it’s going to be hard to get back into ‘acceptable risk’ territory.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 21, 2020 • 12:21:19pm

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not these days though. Still lots of traffic on the freeways in SoCal, just not as much as before the shutdowns.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 12:21:20pm

re: #140 Dread Pirate

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Some people shouldn’t be too cheap (or stupid) to buy website names.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 12:22:51pm

re: #146 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Hey Anymouse, there is hope!

My paper check from the Treasury with “economic impact payment” arrived today.

The Don’s signature is not on it. The memo area has the following two printed lines:
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
(i own a mansion and a yacht)

Just the check in the envelope. I guess the letter will arrive separately.

I think the letter only goes to wireless transfer recipients.

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2020 • 12:23:47pm

re: #158 stpaulbear

We’ll call you. Go sit in your car.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2020 • 12:23:52pm

re: #159 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Not these days though. Still lots of traffic on the freeways in SoCal, just not as much as before the shutdowns.

I remember talking to an East German right after reunification, he pointed out that we in the West liked to criticize socialism for making people stand in line to spend money on things like bread and groceries, but he noted that we spend the best part of an hour every morning sitting in our cars waiting to earn money…

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 12:24:52pm

re: #161 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I got both. I got the direct deposit $1200 and then I got the letter.

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 12:25:49pm

re: #127 lawhawk

The Pink Floyd of regions? Meddle? :)

San Tropez.

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 12:26:08pm

When the Chik-fil-A stops coming, conservatives might start paying attention.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 12:26:18pm

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200517 edition —————————>
“Swampy Pants”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 12:26:26pm

re: #164 PhillyPretzel

I got both. I got the direct deposit $1200 and then I got the letter.

Okay, if I get one, I’m not going to waste time doing something fancy with it when the trash is right there.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2020 • 12:28:19pm

Time to call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 21, 2020 • 12:31:21pm

Trump’s rant about the per capita basis is confusing — we are nowhere near the top nor the bottom in any of the per capita measures (both good and ill). So just another meaningless rant by the grifter-in-chief wrecking our nation. Nothing to boast of here.

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 12:31:53pm

re: #161 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I think the letter only goes to wireless transfer recipients.

Nope. I got my money as a check and the stupid letter.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 12:32:43pm

re: #148 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s so hilarious seeing Glenn Greenwald squeal that MSNBC is state tv while he ignores that FNC has gone out of their way to pander to Trump who you know is part of the state and Biden who you know isn’t.

If anyone is Putin puppet it’s greenwald.

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A Three Hour Tour  May 21, 2020 • 12:33:06pm

re: #148 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s so hilarious seeing Glenn Greenwald squeal that MSNBC is state tv while he ignores that FNC has gone out of their way to pander to Trump who you know is part of the state and Biden who you know isn’t.

Glenn Greenwald: the Iraqi Information Minister of expatriate leftist poseur tools.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 12:33:56pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

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fwiw, just from a numbers perspective,
that 700k figure is over 37 YEARS
it’s still almost 20k people a year

covid-19 has killed more in a month

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 12:33:57pm

re: #159 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Not these days though. Still lots of traffic on the freeways in SoCal, just not as much as before the shutdowns.

More than that? How’s that possible?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 12:35:29pm

Behind The Dumb Meme That Disability Law Exempts You From Wearing A Mask At Costco

talkingpointsmemo.com

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The Ghost of a Flea  May 21, 2020 • 12:35:41pm

If I look across a lifetime of characterizations, personal and public, across cultures, I’m pretty confident that a great deal of “masculinity” amounts to men estimating that other men have sufficient power to do what they want.

And that’s it; there are cultural values that are characterized as masculine, but often they are ascribed to individuals with power rather used as the test of their masculinity…because power always justifies itself by assigning itself culturally-available positive qualities.

I mean, my most consistent exposure to the concept is that “manliness” has to do with getting women…base-rate accumulation, no judgement about how they do it or with what outcomes. Second to that would be that “manly” guys are able to demand things from others and get them…again, no real judgement of how this is achieved. A lot of times, there’s not even a question of whether manliness and success actually have a cause-effect relationship…the subjective evaluation of masculinity actually follows an evaluation of success, not the other way around.

Like always, it’s not that there’s an actual belief with criterion that they’ve checked off…it’s the opposite: they have a desired endpoint with no justifications, and therefore have to put together a wild, over-blown performance of how True their assumption is. They want their outcome—doing what they want, specifically things that ignore the worth and dignity of other people—but they also want to be described as virtuous.

Given a choice between consistent meaning and feeding their wants, these people choose the destruction of all consistent meaning. Precisely the same way they have altered the Bible , the Constitution, and the death toll in Puerto Rico.

So of course the pig people are trying to attach masculinity tropes to Trump: he’s performing their desired behaviors…being a pushy, domineering assholes that refuses all equal-footing social interactions; violating social norms to get his way; sexual harassment and assault…so he will be ascribed culturally-available positive traits.

Any word they use has been gutted of meaning and filled with the only thing they find meaningful: a belief in a right to abuse power.

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lizardofid  May 21, 2020 • 12:37:07pm

re: #175 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

More than that? How’s that possible?

The cars in the photo are actually moving.

//

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 12:37:11pm

re: #158 stpaulbear

Yes. Sit-down dining only (maybe) works if everybody is following the rules perfectly. As soon as two tables decided to get together or people start showing up without reservations and hang out until they can be seated, it’s going to be hard to get back into ‘acceptable risk’ territory.

won’t help

i posted the other day
a restaurant is a confined space
no one is going to eat with a mask on
if anyone has the virus (customers or staff - knows it or doesn’t)) and exhales enough

no matter how you distance the tables…
- air circulation will take the virus everywhere

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 12:39:37pm

re: #174 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

fwiw, just from a numbers perspective,
that 700k figure is over 37 YEARS
it’s still almost 20k people a year

covid-19 has killed more in a month

Yes, but you can also get in serious trouble if you have sex with someone, don’t tell them about your HIV.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 21, 2020 • 12:40:27pm

re: #175 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

More than that? How’s that possible?

The 405 on either side of the 10 interchange, in both directions, in normal times, gets like that daily during commuting hours.

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danarchy  May 21, 2020 • 12:42:57pm

re: #74 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I joked with one of my friends that the look I was going for was Slavic bandfit folk hero. I don’t like having to wear a jacket and beanie in May though! But yeah I don’t think the mask is “feminine” at all and even if it was, who the fuck cares. The stupid toxic masculinity that gets fueled by the Jordan Petersons and the Proud Boys of the world makes men look like a bunch of wusses.

While I wouldn’t call the surgical mask look badass, It certainly isn’t feminine or wussy either. What I don’t get is half these guys run around in balaclavas when they are doing their soldier cosplay anyway.

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BeachDem  May 21, 2020 • 12:43:01pm

re: #161 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I think the letter only goes to wireless transfer recipients.

That’s what I thought. Then I got the check. Then I got the fucking letter. Both are still sitting on my desk. Want to write something creative next to its name on the check and plan to do a return to sender on the letter.

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A Cranky One  May 21, 2020 • 12:43:08pm

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 12:43:09pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 12:43:15pm

re: #178 lizardofid

The cars in the photo are actually moving.

//

not in the photo on my screen //

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 12:45:13pm

re: #183 BeachDem

That’s what I thought. Then I got the check. Then I got the fucking letter. Both are still sitting on my desk. Want to write something creative next to its name on the check and plan to do a return to sender on the letter.

IF the intention was “the letter only goes to wireless transfer recipients” so they could bask in the glow of trump’s signature, would you be surprised that they screwed it up and also sent letters to paper check recipients?

i would not

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Eventual Carrion  May 21, 2020 • 12:46:00pm

re: #91 The Pie Overlord!

We finally planted the tomato seedlings. Not because of COVID19 but because this is the first week that the temperature hasn’t plunged to freezing overnight!

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I always used those frames for cucumbers. Train the vine up it and the cukes came out nice and fairly straight, without the white “under belly” from laying on the ground. Had a corgi that loved to grab one, take a bite out of it, and then leave it lay in the yard. Damn dog, I miss him.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 12:46:39pm

I have been on my computer so much that I wore out a keyboard cover. Fortunately I have extras.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 12:48:53pm

It’s still so damn cold here I’m afraid to put the lemon trees out. In a few days maybe. I hope.

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sagehen  May 21, 2020 • 12:50:23pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

The USA made it through the continuing AIDS epidemic, which killed 700K people, without making it illegal for consenting adults to have unprotected sex.

uh… sorta. NYC debated a city ordinance requiring condom use, but the Health Commissioner told city council “I’m not sending my inspectors into the Anvil and the Mineshaft and demanding they get close to be able to tell. I won’t ask that of them.” So the clubs were just closed.

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A Cranky One  May 21, 2020 • 12:50:38pm

Award winning duck eats yeast, explodes and blinds a man.

boingboing.net

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 12:52:40pm

Just saw a guy at work with a “Trump 2020” mask on.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 12:53:41pm

re: #193 Belafon

And no one has beaten him up over it?

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2020 • 12:53:52pm

re: #193 Belafon

Just saw a guy at work with a “Trump 2020” mask on.

How nature says “Don’t touch.”

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 12:57:47pm

re: #194 PhillyPretzel

And no one has beaten him up over it?

Sadly, he won’t be confronted over it. I would be surprised if Trump go less than 70% of the vote from here.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 21, 2020 • 12:57:51pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

*Snort*
As I’ve pointed out, though, many goobers, inbreds and other conservatives actually believed, and may still believe, that AIDS could be transmitted by even the most indirect contact.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 12:58:04pm

Not my first choice.

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nowherenorth2  May 21, 2020 • 12:58:46pm

re: #198 Teddy’s Person

My biggest question is why?

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 12:59:04pm

re: #131 Eric The Fruit Bat

Per Wikipedia for Montgomery:

The issue with AL cities isn’t racial makeup, it’s sheer size. Montgomery, Birmingham and Mobile are our only cities of any size, and have our only hospitals of any size and expertise. Prattville is a bedroom community of Montgomery. The U Wash model has been showing the state will not run out of beds by number, but they are not distributed. Some (many) counties have none.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 12:59:52pm

hi

My wife went to the general store. He has expanded his hours to his regular summer hours. Still has closed signs up in the windows to deter out-of-staters from Colorado from stripping the store.

I WON THE LOTTO! Three dollars and five free tickets.

re: #57 Belafon

I currently have digital subscriptions to TPM, Washington Post, and the Dallas Morning News. I read less than 5% of what they generate.

I have print subscriptions to my regional newspaper and my county newspaper, print/digital subscriptions to Navy Times, Foreign Affairs, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, and The Economist. My wife has print subscriptions to Grit and Skeptic.

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 1:00:02pm

re: #199 nowherenorth2

My biggest question is why?

Is that why for me or Biden?

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danarchy  May 21, 2020 • 1:01:02pm

re: #121 A Mom Anon

You could not pay me or offer me free meals for life to get be to sit down and eat in any restaurant. People have already shown that they won’t do the right thing. All it takes is one asshole or overworked employee to forget a step in the safety rules and that’s it. No thanks.

If my local restaurant opened up their outdoor patio I would go tonight. Most evidence now shows the risk of outdoor spread is much lower than indoors and the CDC just realeased guidance today that the virus does not spread easily through touching surfaces

So while the risk isn’t zero I think it is a risk I can accept.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:01:21pm

re: #198 Teddy’s Person

Not my first choice.

Definitely not mine since she’s part of the bi-partisan bill to give tax credits later for spending money on retraining now as part of Covid-19 relief.

Interesting. Direct deposit in my checking account for the stimulus aid. Only for me, not my wife’s.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 21, 2020 • 1:02:48pm

“Still think I’m insane?”

Why, yes. We do.

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The Ghost of a Flea  May 21, 2020 • 1:03:55pm

re: #198 Teddy’s Person

That is a terrible choice.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 1:04:52pm

re: #199 nowherenorth2

My biggest question is why?

1. He’s seriously considering her.
2. He’s trying to keep the actual choice secret as long as possible.

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Interesting Times  May 21, 2020 • 1:05:44pm

re: #206 The Ghost of a Flea

That is a terrible choice.

Agree. An all-white, all-moderate Dem ticket would be an extremely bad look when it’s the base you need to excite and motivate.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 1:06:23pm

re: #203 danarchy

If my local restaurant opened up their outdoor patio I would go tonight. Most evidence now shows the risk of outdoor spread is much lower than indoors and the CDC just realeased guidance today that the virus does not spread easily through touching surfaces

So while the risk isn’t zero I think it is a risk I can accept.

As long as you don’t get the woman who decides she needs to breathe on your face.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 1:07:16pm

JFCIJCE

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:07:16pm

Just got the newsletter in the mail from the Polish Heritage Center (goes to the State of Nebraska tourism Website in Ashton; my wife and I are life members).

They are selling facemasks with the Polish coat-of-arms on them.

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VaughnIAM  May 21, 2020 • 1:08:19pm

re: #207 Belafon

I would love it if Biden picked Susan Rice.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 21, 2020 • 1:08:53pm

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Definitely not mine since she’s part of the bi-partisan bill to give tax credits later for spending money on retraining now as part of Covid-19 relief.

Interesting. Direct deposit in my checking account for the stimulus aid. Only for me, not my wife’s.

You received it!!

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 1:09:33pm

re: #208 Interesting Times

Agree. An all-white, all-moderate Dem ticket would be an extremely bad look when it’s the base you need to excite and motivate.

Doubt I’d vote for Trump even if he replaced Pence with Angela Davis.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 1:10:17pm

re: #210 The Pie Overlord!

He really must hate PA. All anyone has to do is fill out a mail-in ballot request. No excuse needed.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 1:10:57pm
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danarchy  May 21, 2020 • 1:11:19pm

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Just got the newsletter in the mail from the Polish Heritage Center (goes to the State of Nebraska tourism Website in Ashton (my wife and I are life members).

They are selling facemasks with the Polish coat-of-arms on them.

Everyone is getting in on the ppe schtick lately. Devo is selling both masks and face shields on their fan store. The face shields are of course attached to a ziggurat energy dome…

clubdevo.com

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 1:11:30pm

larcre: #201 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I WON THE LOTTO!

Don’t spend it all in one place!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:12:48pm

re: #213 Hecuba’s daughter

You received it!!

Apparently they used my VA records for direct deposit. That would also explain why my wife did not receive hers.

Now we have to watch what happens when they process our tax form. If they pay us both, I will have to find out how to return my portion (since they already paid me).

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 1:12:59pm

re: #215 PhillyPretzel

He really must hate PA. All anyone has to do is fill out a mail-in ballot request. No excuse needed.

He’s talking about Michigan. It used to be that you needed a “reason” to request a mail-in ballot: disability, over 65, work out-of-town.

Now Gov. Whitmer has said anyone may request a mail-in ballot.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 1:13:01pm

re: #205 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 1:13:02pm

re: #208 Interesting Times

Agree. An all-white, all-moderate Dem ticket would be an extremely bad look when it’s the base you need to excite and motivate.

I don’t really want him to pick her, but, at the same time, let’s not forget that his ticket is highly likely to win, unlike the last two times, so having any woman as VP will be significant.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 21, 2020 • 1:13:03pm

re: #179 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

won’t help

i posted the other day
a restaurant is a confined space
no one is going to eat with a mask on
if anyone has the virus (customers or staff - knows it or doesn’t)) and exhales enough

no matter how you distance the tables…
- air circulation will take the virus everywhere

Here, read an analysis of restaurant eating - The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

The link has the picture of the sitting arrangement and lots more info.

Restaurants: Some really great shoe-leather epidemiology demonstrated clearly the effect of a single asymptomatic carrier in a restaurant environment (see below). The infected person (A1) sat at a table and had dinner with 9 friends. Dinner took about 1 to 1.5 hours. During this meal, the asymptomatic carrier released low-levels of virus into the air from their breathing. Airflow (from the restaurant’s various airflow vents) was from right to left. Approximately 50% of the people at the infected person’s table became sick over the next 7 days. 75% of the people on the adjacent downwind table became infected. And even 2 of the 7 people on the upwind table were infected (believed to happen by turbulent airflow). No one at tables E or F became infected, they were out of the main airflow from the air conditioner on the right to the exhaust fan on the left of the room. (Ref)

Why this person is relevant - Professor Erin Bromage

I am a Comparative Immunologist and Professor of Biology (specializing in Immunology) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. I balance Teaching, Research and Public Service (that is, when we are allowed in our labs).

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 1:14:35pm

re: #220 The Pie Overlord!

Good. No one should need a reason to mail-in their vote.

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steve_davis  May 21, 2020 • 1:15:29pm

re: #16 William Lewis

Yep. My diocese (Eau Claire, Episcopal Church) will not open till at least June 14 and then there will be:
No Crypt Café (our local name for coffee/snacks afterwards)
6 ft. physical distancing
Masks required and will be provided, if needed
Eucharist - Wafers only
No singing
Music played?
Verbal or visual Peace

They will decide Saturday June 13 if we will reopen or not. There is a MD/Epidemiologist on the Bishop’s task force so I expect their decisions to be rooted in a decent level of science.

yes, the baptists shudder when I tell them we episcopalians do communion out of a common cup.

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 1:15:42pm

The spinelessness of the business leaders who deal with Trump. Trump’s sycophants and cronies tell him only what he wants to hear.

No one is willing to tell this know nothing bigot with nearly 100,000 dead Americans due to his failures to put on a fucking mask? Clearly, no one is - because they’re worried Trump might tweet bad things about them?

Fuck all this to hell. Ford execs aren’t standing up for their employees, and are risking themselves and their families health so Trump can do a photo op? Nothing is worth that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:15:53pm

re: #215 PhillyPretzel

He really must hate PA. All anyone has to do is fill out a mail-in ballot request. No excuse needed.

Still not bitching about Nebraska’s mail in ballots I see.

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sagehen  May 21, 2020 • 1:16:13pm

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

damn

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you know that recurring SNL sketch “The Californians”, where they spend 40% of the dialogue describing and reviewing alternate routes?

This is why.

(pro-tip… if you want to pretend you’re from there, just throw the words Sepulveda and La Cienega into the conversation at random.)

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 1:16:40pm

“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.” - Helen Thomson

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 1:16:57pm

re: #226 lawhawk

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The spinelessness of the business leaders who deal with Trump. Trump’s sycophants and cronies tell him only what he wants to hear.

No one is willing to tell this know nothing bigot with nearly 100,000 dead Americans due to his failures to put on a fucking mask? Clearly, no one is - because they’re worried Trump might tweet bad things about them?

Fuck all this to hell. Ford execs aren’t standing up for their employees, and are risking themselves and their families health so Trump can do a photo op? Nothing is worth that.

If that’s a UAW plant, they need a wildcat.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 1:17:44pm

JFC

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 1:19:29pm

re: #228 sagehen

I love to drive and do road trips and grew up in NYC metro. I can deal with NYC metro area traffic, but LA? Fuck to the no. Nope. Hated dealing with it. Flew into LAX for a trip to Palm Springs once. Should have been 2 hours and change to drive from the airport to Palm Springs. It took nearly 5.

Our return trip? After seeing how awful the trip to PS was, I budgeted 4+ hours to get back. We needed almost every minute of it.

There’s no reason to have 6 fucking lanes of traffic. It induces even more traffic. LA doesn’t have more people living in the city than NYC does, but it just feels like more of them are fine sitting in traffic going nowhere fast.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 1:19:52pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 1:20:30pm

re: #231 The Pie Overlord!

Considering this so-called information is from breitbart I will wait for a more reliable source.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:21:12pm

re: #218 stpaulbear

larc

Don’t spend it all in one place!

The general store already got it back and more for groceries.

The proprietor told my wife it was a pretty good deal when he can trade her $3 for a fifty-dollar bill.

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nowherenorth2  May 21, 2020 • 1:21:56pm

Sorry I didn’t answer.the why was for why is biden choosing her. Imho she is not a good choice at all.

The posts answered the question very well. Sorry work called and I was on the phone. I have switched jobs and now work for the county…in a thankless job

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2020 • 1:23:56pm

Klobucher is the “safe” choice, the one that says “I’m already taking a chance on a woman, I don’t want to rile up the white folk by picking a black woman.”

FFS

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 1:24:06pm
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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 1:24:12pm

re: #233 The Pie Overlord!

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Trump’s pettiness is truly mind-boggling.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 1:25:02pm

re: #238 The Pie Overlord!

Yes please. Lots of screaming. I want to see that spittle fly!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 1:25:09pm

re: #122 Dread Pirate

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yeppers, take out that critical American infrastructure known as Bedminster…

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 1:25:12pm

re: #238 The Pie Overlord!

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Probably the only true thing Trump will say this week.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  May 21, 2020 • 1:25:53pm

re: #210 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCE

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I swear, before election day Trump is going to try to claim that all registered Democrats are voting illegally.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 1:26:36pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

Klobucher is the “safe” choice, the one that says “I’m already taking a chance on a woman, I don’t want to rile up the white folk by picking a black woman.”

FFS

Jeez. He’s interviewed more than one person.

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2020 • 1:27:18pm

re: #244 Belafon

Jeez. He’s interviewed more than one person.

I know, but I’ll be honest, she would not be on my short list. At least not for VP. She’d make a fine AG.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 1:27:30pm

re: #231 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

We’re going to find out that “election officials” are state employees, and “paying them” means giving them a salary.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 1:27:32pm

re: #222 Belafon

I don’t really want him to pick her, but, at the same time, let’s not forget that his ticket is highly likely to win, unlike the last two times, so having any woman as VP will be significant.

Plus I think this is just common procedure. We knew that Klobuchar was on his list so no surprise she’s being vetted. She could also be a possibility for AG too.

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 1:27:46pm

re: #234 PhillyPretzel

Judge DeMuro cast a total of about 100 ballots across 3 elections.

In May 2014, DeMuro inflated vote totals by adding 27 fraudulent ballots in the primary election, 40 votes in May 2015, and 46 in 2016, according to court documents outlining the scheme and the charges against him.

While those numbers may seem small, prosecutors said, they made up a significant percentage of the total votes cast at the polling place. In 2014, 118 total ballots were reported there, which means that DeMuro’s fraudulent votes accounted for over 22% of the total voting in that division in 2014. In 2015, his fraud accounted for over 15% of the votes in the division; in 2016, his fraud accounted for over 17% of the votes.

DeMuro faces up to 15 years in federal prison when sentenced.

This is why voter fraud is not nearly the threat voter suppression is.

It’s a lot of work for someone to cast that many ballots. It’s far easier to deny 100s of thousands of people their right to vote, or to stuff ballot boxes with election fraud measures like adding to counts or manipulating the numbers after the votes are cast. This one example will now give Trump all the evidence he needs to prove that voter fraud is real and widespread (it isn’t).

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uncah91  May 21, 2020 • 1:27:54pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

Baby steps!

“What about Bob“ death therapy? That seems like where we are headed, whether we like it or not.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:28:08pm

My wife started watching the movie “The Last Man on Earth” (1964).

Her first question: Why does it have co-stars?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 1:29:51pm

re: #244 Belafon

Jeez. He’s interviewed more than one person.

There’s a lot of people they’re talking to. I’m on team Harris though because she’s got a lot of strengths that I think could help Biden. I like Amy but I am open minded. I’d also look at Cortez Masto and Lujan Grisham too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 1:30:54pm

re: #144 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Good question, but the pictures we see of idiots congregating seem to be pretty white.

Doesn’t automatically mean that whites aren’t the ones filling up the ICU beds

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 1:31:06pm

re: #248 lawhawk

Thanks. And from the Inky too. Okay.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:31:13pm

re: #248 lawhawk

Judge DeMuro cast a total of about 100 ballots across 3 elections.

This is why voter fraud is not nearly the threat voter suppression is.

It’s a lot of work for someone to cast that many ballots. It’s far easier to deny 100s of thousands of people their right to vote, or to stuff ballot boxes with election fraud measures like adding to counts or manipulating the numbers after the votes are cast. This one example will now give Trump all the evidence he needs to prove that voter fraud is real and widespread (it isn’t).

At the bottom of the article you cite:

While those numbers may seem small, prosecutors said, they made up a significant percentage of the total votes cast at the polling place. In 2014, 118 total ballots were reported there, which means that DeMuro’s fraudulent votes accounted for over 22% of the total voting in that division in 2014. In 2015, his fraud accounted for over 15% of the votes in the division; in 2016, his fraud accounted for over 17% of the votes.

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piratedan  May 21, 2020 • 1:31:18pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

I think what Joe is doing is simply exercising due diligence regarding his choice… I would expect him to do the same for quite a few potential candidates and for those people that were ardent supports of his opponents for the nomination it sends a signal that he’s not taking their support of him lightly.

So I’m not going to get in a twist about it or worry about who he selects until said selection is made. Pretty good chance that no matter who he selects, they will still be an exponentially better person than the current VP, Pence.

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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 1:31:39pm

re: #248 lawhawk

Judge DeMuro cast a total of about 100 ballots across 3 elections.

This is why voter fraud is not nearly the threat voter suppression is.

It’s a lot of work for someone to cast that many ballots. It’s far easier to deny 100s of thousands of people their right to vote, or to stuff ballot boxes with election fraud measures like adding to counts or manipulating the numbers after the votes are cast. This one example will now give Trump all the evidence he needs to prove that voter fraud is real and widespread (it isn’t).

Let me know when he mentions North Carolina.

Oh, and this guy got caught. He is going to be prosecuted.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 1:31:56pm

re: #245 Targetpractice

I know, but I’ll be honest, she would not be on my short list. At least not for VP. She’d make a fine AG.

I agree but it’s good to interview her because you’d know what controversies might arise if she gets another spot. Harris is my personal favorite right now but as I’m getting at, there are a lot of great names out there.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 1:32:48pm

BREAKING: Michigan Court of Claims rules in favor of Whitmer’s Stay-at-home order:

Up until April 30, the state of emergency declaration issued by Whitmer had the approval of the GOP-controlled Legislature. On April 30, the Legislature did not extend the order.

On May 15, the Michigan Court of Claims heard arguments in the case.

Judge Stephens said while the Governor re-declaring the same emergency violated the provisions of the Emergency Management Act, the plaintiffs challenges to the Executive Power of the Governor Act and the Governor’s authority to issue the executive orders are meritless.

Expect a Michigan Supreme Court plea by the GOP.

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Dread Pirate  May 21, 2020 • 1:33:04pm

re: #248 lawhawk

Judge DeMuro cast a total of about 100 ballots across 3 elections.

This is why voter fraud is not nearly the threat voter suppression is.

It’s a lot of work for someone to cast that many ballots. It’s far easier to deny 100s of thousands of people their right to vote, or to stuff ballot boxes with election fraud measures like adding to counts or manipulating the numbers after the votes are cast. This one example will now give Trump all the evidence he needs to prove that voter fraud is real and widespread (it isn’t).

It couldn’t be mail-in ballots, as those are checked for signature match. Ergo mail-in is safer than in person voting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 1:33:58pm

re: #154 CarolJ

It does, because if you got both check and letter together, it might get ripped or just thrown out. I got my money through direct deposit, so sending me a letter was a waste of good TAXPAYERmoneyl

FTFY

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sagehen  May 21, 2020 • 1:34:55pm

re: #232 lawhawk

Flew into LAX for a trip to Palm Springs once. Should have been 2 hours and change to drive from the airport to Palm Springs. It took nearly 5.

Our return trip? After seeing how awful the trip to PS was, I budgeted 4+ hours to get back. We needed almost every minute of it.

You do realize there’s helicopters service from LAX to Palm Springs? Takes about 40 minutes.

Or you could fly from NY to PS on most major airlines.

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 1:36:39pm

re: #250 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Based, sort of, on the novel I Am Legend as was the more recent film Legend, the protagonist faces off against plague created vampires. Meh version. Book is best, the Wil Smith IIRC vehicle was inbetween.

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garzooma  May 21, 2020 • 1:36:43pm

re: #254 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

At the bottom of the article you cite:

While those numbers may seem small, prosecutors said, they made up a significant percentage of the total votes cast at the polling place.[…]

Significant percentage at one polling place. What was the percentage for the election?

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lawhawk  May 21, 2020 • 1:36:56pm

re: #261 sagehen

You do realize there’s helicopters service from LAX to Palm Springs? Takes about 40 minutes.

Or you could fly from NY to PS on most major airlines.

Do I look like I can afford round trip chopper service? :)

And this was the cheapest fares we could find that had direct from EWR.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 1:37:45pm

re: #263 garzooma

It also depends on how many people are registered to vote in that division.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:39:28pm

re: #263 garzooma

Significant percentage at one polling place. What was the percentage for the election?

I don’t know. The article doesn’t say.

“DeMuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear. This is utterly reprehensible conduct. The charges announced today do not erase what he did, but they do ensure that he is held to account for those actions,” McSwain added.

He did not name the candidates and did not say if they won their elections.

DeMuro admitted that a political consultant — whose name prosecutors did not reveal — paid him to add votes for Democratic candidates running for the bench, prosecutors said.

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garzooma  May 21, 2020 • 1:39:59pm

re: #265 PhillyPretzel

It also depends on how many people are registered to vote in that division.

I’d also like to know how he got his hands on so many ballots.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 1:40:42pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 1:41:08pm

re: #267 garzooma

Me too. Maybe it will help to prevent that from happening again.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:44:52pm

Governor Pete Ricketts (R-Ameritrade) is just as empathetic as Trump.

Thread, six tweets.

(Three)

(Four)

(Six)

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 1:45:37pm

re: #267 garzooma

From the article: “DeMuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear.

The other people on the election board either were told to ignore him and what he was doing inside the booth or there was no election board.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 1:47:11pm

re: #268 Eric The Fruit Bat

gawd is his speech horrible.

(It should be noted that the feed is coming from Murdoch’s rage The Sun)

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 1:49:54pm

Per StarTribune

Starting next week, people in Minneapolis will need to wear masks or cloth face coverings when going to businesses or other buildings where people gather.

Mayor Jacob Frey signed an order Thursday that will require people over the age of 2 to wear a covering over their nose and mouth when they are inside “indoor spaces of public accommodation.”

The order includes in that definition retail stores, government buildings, schools and recreation centers and “rental establishments” such as hotels, among other facilities. Frey said it would also apply in the skyways.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 1:51:26pm

Nebraska Panhandle Memorial Day observances and grave decorations will be quite different due to the epidemic. Social distancing, assigning decorators specific areas of a cemetery and not permitting crowds or bunching, &c.

The exception is the City of Gering (adjacent to Scottsbluff) which will have its traditional ceremony and “hopes” they won’t be crowded.

starherald.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 1:52:03pm

re: #272 Eric The Fruit Bat

And Trump proceeds to attack China on the virus.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 1:53:40pm

re: #275 Eric The Fruit Bat

Now he’s ranting/praising the Ford/UAW/GE ventilator production.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 1:55:49pm

re: #276 Eric The Fruit Bat

Now he’s ranting about 100K ventilators but only providing 15k to allies.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 1:56:52pm

re: #277 Eric The Fruit Bat

now he has Ford folks coming up talking about their ‘sacrifices’.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 21, 2020 • 1:56:56pm

Even Rasmussen shows 54% disapproval of Trump. What’s amazing is that apparently nothing can shake the 43% who approve of him. projects.fivethirtyeight.com

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uncah91  May 21, 2020 • 1:57:14pm

re: #271 PhillyPretzel

The other people on the election board either were told to ignore him and what he was doing inside the booth or there was no election board.

Usually the election board isn’t present at the polling locations, certainly not all of them. In person, day-of voting is handled by poll workers, usually with officers responsible for conveying the precinct tallies to the county board on election night, and many states will have monitors from both parties at the precinct as well.

Usually frauds like this are committed in smaller local elections, where tens of votes can actually determine the result. When I worked at the State Board in NC, which is still partly dry, liquor by the drink referendums at the municipal level were the target of shenanigans both pro and con.

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 1:57:27pm

I bought some masks about a month ago but I’m thinking that they’re a bit too small for my head (I wear an XXXL motorcycle helmet) and kind of whimpy. Does anyone have any recommendations for a guy with a fat head and a beard (that’s going to get trimmed later today)? How much should I expect to pay for a decent mask? I’m looking on Amazon and it seems to be around $20 min for what I need, but it’s hard to judge quality.

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 1:57:54pm

I guess good ole Henry was prolific.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:00:02pm

Juanita Jean Herownself on the Wylie, Texas mayor who will not let women open city council meetings with a prayer because its against his religion and claims this is Democrats trying to rodent-copulate the election (even though he’s not running).

I’m Gonna Tell You A Story

About 15 years ago, when I was still working at the newspaper, we had a state representative named Charlie Howard. Charlie has gone on to the great Republican Shock in the sky, but he was a doozy while he was here.

Charlie was a Tom DeLay Christian, you know the kind, the kind that came to Christianity later in life to try to cover up some truly evil things they’d done. He and Tom, neighbors, were zealots at the Holy House of Rich Zealots - Sugar Creek Baptist Church.

Charlie was giving a speech to the Belles of Heaven Republican Women’s Club one night and one of the women was spying. She had a tape recorder in her purse.

(more)

This is not new for conservatives.

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 2:00:41pm

re: #282 Teddy’s Person

I guess good ole Henry was prolific.

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Maybe he’s commenting on Henry being nazi-friendly.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 21, 2020 • 2:02:30pm

Now Trump is saying that we’re bringing back supply chains.

Sure, Jan…..

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 2:02:39pm

re: #280 uncah91

The election board I am talking about is the judge of elections, majority inspector, minority inspector, machine inspector and the clerk. All of these positions are for every division in every ward on the day of the elections. All must be present at the polling place for election day. Curbstone elections must be held if one or more positions are vacant.

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 2:02:57pm

re: #284 stpaulbear

Maybe he’s commenting on Henry being nazi-friendly.

That actually makes the comment make sense. Stephen Miller must have written his speech.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 21, 2020 • 2:05:04pm

re: #228 sagehen

you know that recurring SNL sketch “The Californians”, where they spend 40% of the dialogue describing and reviewing alternate routes?

This is why.

(pro-tip… if you want to pretend you’re from there, just throw the words Sepulveda and La Cienega into the conversation at random.)

Don’t forget using “the” in front of freeway numbers. E.g. you are not driving east on route 10, you are driving east on the 10.

Took me a while to get used to, since back home I would drive north on route 91 to get to Northampton. But now it takes effort to not say “the 91.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:06:12pm
1) THIS IS NEW … THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE has spent nearly $400,000 buying 25,500 copies of Rep. DAN CRENSHAW’S (R-Texas) book “Fortitude” for donors. They used the book to entice Republicans to give money to the NRCC.

politico.com , more at the link

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:06:18pm

re: #279 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Even Rasmussen shows 54% disapproval of Trump. What’s amazing is that apparently nothing can shake the 43% who approve of him. projects.fivethirtyeight.com

I keep oin going back to this but Trump has a higher floor of support than most politicians do but he also has a lower ceiling of support too. It’s why he consistently even when the economy was good, he never got over 50%. His actions on Covid are hurting him big time here. We’ve got a long way to November but I’m bullish on not only beating him but beating him big. First thing I’m doing when I complete my class work in a few weeks is looking for opportunities on the Biden campaign. I’m also going to donate to McConnell’s opponent assuming McGrath and Cunnigham in North Carolina. There are a lot of races but I would suggest every Lizard adopt a Senate race or two to donate some money to. I’m going with those two but my Senator, Warner is safe and I want to beat Mitch bad and Cunningham is also another on the race to 50 + VP..

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:06:44pm

re: #287 Teddy’s Person

That actually makes the comment make sense. Stephen Miller must have written his speech.

His ones that are really awful usually are.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 2:07:21pm

re: #285 Eric The Fruit Bat

Now Trump is saying that we’re bringing back supply chains.

Sure, Jan…..

Still waiting for Lysol and disinfectant wipes…and damn if somebody could PLEASE get me a 6 or 12 pack of A&W Diet Cream Soda??????

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 2:10:36pm

please make it stop

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Dread Pirate  May 21, 2020 • 2:10:37pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 2:11:27pm

re: #223 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Here, read an analysis of restaurant eating - The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

The link has the picture of the sitting arrangement and lots more info.

Why this person is relevant - Professor Erin Bromage

that’s the one

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 2:11:50pm

re: #292 Joe Bacon 🌹

Still waiting for Lysol and disinfectant wipes…and damn if somebody could PLEASE get me a 6 or 12 pack of A&W Diet Cream Soda??????

Dr. Pepper has recently introduced (around here) a ‘Diet Dr. Pepper and Creme Soda’. I bought it by accident a few weeks ago. I don’t know how it compares to A&W creme soda (Dr. Pepper probably ups the caffeine quotient), but it wasn’t all that bad.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:12:06pm

More from that Politico article, LOL

CLIP AND SAVE … LARRY KUDLOW in the White House on Wednesday: “The Congressional Budget Office has just redone its estimates. And after a rough — a predictably rough pandemic contraction in the second quarter, they’re looking for a 21 and a half percent growth rate, sir, in the third quarter. … Which would actually, if it came true, would be the biggest growth quarter in American history, or since the data were compiled.”

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 2:12:15pm

re: #294 Dread Pirate

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Isn’t this SOP for Republicans?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:13:20pm

re: #294 Dread Pirate

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I think you can respect Crenshaw’s military record and point out politics wise he’s a right wing hack and disingenuous as hell about politics.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:13:35pm

re: #298 Teddy’s Person

Isn’t this SOP for Republicans?

Yes.

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2020 • 2:13:54pm

re: #297 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

More from that Politico article, LOL

Larry, dude, it’s time to swear off the Peruvian marching powder.

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Dread Pirate  May 21, 2020 • 2:14:05pm
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Belafon  May 21, 2020 • 2:14:41pm

re: #297 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They’re only reporting $250 for the GDP second quarter. //

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:15:28pm

re: #293 The Pie Overlord!

please make it stop

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UAW recently endorsed Joe. My dad’s father knew Walter Reuther. Really hoping Biden can bring your home state and my grandparents first home after moving from Pittsburgh back to the fold.

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2020 • 2:15:32pm

re: #302 Dread Pirate

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“YET MORE ABUSE OF THE FISA COURT!!!”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:16:35pm

re: #302 Dread Pirate

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Basically what people paying attention knew. Flynn got caught up because he’s a sleazy asshole who got caught while they were investigating Kisylak.

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Mike Lamb  May 21, 2020 • 2:18:43pm

re: #297 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

More from that Politico article, LOL

So where is this CBO estimate of 21% growth in the 3rd Quarter?

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Patricia Kayden  May 21, 2020 • 2:19:00pm
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A Mom Anon  May 21, 2020 • 2:20:07pm

re: #158 stpaulbear

Exactly. And how many people are going to act like Barney Badass and decide that this is the place where they’re gonna film themselves being all rebellious against tyranny? No thanks. I see enough stupidity just going to the store for groceries.

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(((Archangel1)))  May 21, 2020 • 2:22:38pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:25:17pm

re: #310 Disloyal Archangel

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Saw a poll the other day that showed signs that Mitch might be looking for a new job in January too. McGrath is the likely nominee and she has her work cut out but Mitch is beatable IMO. It’s a presidential election year and Beshear’s win has given me hope that Mitch might join Trump in the lines of swamp monsters who will be gone in January.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 21, 2020 • 2:26:35pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:26:51pm

GOP leaders rebuke Republican House candidate over insulting social media posts

The NRCC removed Ted Howze, the party’s nominee in a California battleground district, from its “Young Guns” program for touted recruits.

TL;DR: His social media posts were too racist and bigoted. Mr. Howze claims someone else had access to his social media accounts (that old conservative chestnut).

Kevin McCarthy endorsed him in March. He says now racism and bigotry have no place in the Republican Party (LOL, since when? Not in my lifetime).

The real issue is he got caught.

He is running for the seat Josh Harder won in CA-10.

politico.com

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A Mom Anon  May 21, 2020 • 2:27:33pm

re: #187 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

My son got a letter about a week after his money was direct deposited. The Husband and I never got a letter, our deposit went in about a week after his.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:31:23pm
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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2020 • 2:32:54pm

“What will you do when Fat Donny Loses in November?”
Oh the Comedy……

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Teddy's Person  May 21, 2020 • 2:33:09pm

Serious question, has Trump ever treated his official public appearances as anything other than a campaign rally?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 2:33:40pm

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said President Trump is no longer welcome in the state of Michigan after the President did not wear a mask in public.

Said Nessel: “He is a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules. This is not a joke.”

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 2:34:18pm

yes, it’s only social media…

A new Morning Consult poll of social media users finds 37% believe President Trump should be permanently banned for spreading false information about the coronavirus, while 36% say he should be at least temporarily banned.

Just 13% do not want him banned and 14% have no opinion.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 21, 2020 • 2:35:58pm

re: #232 lawhawk

I love to drive and do road trips and grew up in NYC metro. I can deal with NYC metro area traffic, but LA? Fuck to the no. Nope. Hated dealing with it. Flew into LAX for a trip to Palm Springs once. Should have been 2 hours and change to drive from the airport to Palm Springs. It took nearly 5.

Our return trip? After seeing how awful the trip to PS was, I budgeted 4+ hours to get back. We needed almost every minute of it.

There’s no reason to have 6 fucking lanes of traffic. It induces even more traffic. LA doesn’t have more people living in the city than NYC does, but it just feels like more of them are fine sitting in traffic going nowhere fast.

We also do not have nearly the transit options that NYC does. Extra lanes do not induce more traffic when drivers have no option but driving to get where they are going. Way to many people here live in spots where they cannot get many of their errands done on foot, and although that has been improving in many neighborhoods, many lower income neighborhoods have not seen it as much as more expensive ones. We just don’t have the population density of Manhattan. As LA grew, it grew outwards rather than upwards. Some of my co-workers live 3 or even 4 light-years away from work, because they have kids and wanted to be able to buy a house.
Nobody I know is “fine” with sitting in traffic. Most people put up with it because they don’t have a whole lot of choice. I am hoping the expansion of the rail system will help some, although are plenty of fancyKarens who think it too declasse for them and are hoping enough of the hoi polloi will get on the trains and make more space for their huge SUV’s. (“IT’S NOT IMAGE, I HAVE TO HAVE A 12 TON SUV TO KEEP MY BABIES SAFE!”)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 21, 2020 • 2:36:48pm

re: #141 lawhawk

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he thinks everybody works for him

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:41:49pm

re: #316 Dave In Austin

“What will you do when Fat Donny Loses in November?”
Oh the Comedy……

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I think it’s hilarious that the Trump cultists mock Biden for what was obviously his stutter. It’s a mental thing and yet their guy is the one who told the nation last 4th of July about the airports of the Revolutionary War and got mad because Greenland isn’t for sale. It’s a fucking stutter and as a stutterer, I’m fucking tired of these assholes especially because they cry whenever the truth is told about Trump which is he’s an oversized Oompa Loompa who hasn’t read a page of an American history or civics book.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:42:19pm

re: #316 Dave In Austin

“What will you do when Fat Donny Loses in November?”
Oh the Comedy……

Won’t answer it, or can’t answer it?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:42:47pm

re: #321 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

he thinks everybody works for him

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Absolutely. His mindset is hostile to democracy. He thinks the President’s ass is just supposed to be worshipped. His idea of presidential power comes not from democracy but from his patron, Vlad.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:43:05pm

re: #323 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Won’t answer it, or can’t answer it?

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I’m not seeing the difference.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:44:41pm

Uh, oh, a Republican state senator weighs in against Trump.

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uncah91  May 21, 2020 • 2:45:15pm

re: #286 PhillyPretzel

The election board I am talking about is the judge of elections, majority inspector, minority inspector, machine inspector and the clerk. All of these positions are for every division in every ward on the day of the elections. All must be present at the polling place for election day. Curbstone elections must be held if one or more positions are vacant.

Ah, never heard the precinct officers referred to as a board before. Mea culpa.

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 2:47:42pm

Oh, man, for an ex M-60A3 tanker, this is a perfect answer to the snake cult:

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Hecuba's daughter  May 21, 2020 • 2:48:14pm

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Uh, oh, a Republican state senator weighs in against Trump.

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Huh. Is this an example of a Republican with ethics or an example of Republicans turning against Trump to save their skin?

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Dread Pirate  May 21, 2020 • 2:51:37pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:51:53pm

re: #329 Hecuba’s daughter

Huh. Is this an example of a Republican with ethics or an example of Republicans turning against Trump to save their skin?

It’s a state senator. I think I remember this guy. He’s called out Trump more than a few times.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 2:51:59pm

re: #296 stpaulbear

Dr. Pepper has recently introduced (around here) a ‘Diet Dr. Pepper and Creme Soda’. I bought it by accident a few weeks ago. I don’t know how it compares to A&W creme soda (Dr. Pepper probably ups the caffeine quotient), but it wasn’t all that bad.

Instacart substituted Diet Dr. Pepper & Cream Soda when they couldn’t get the A&W Cream Soda. It’s a curious mix of Dr. Pepper and Vanilla soda.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:52:06pm

re: #329 Hecuba’s daughter

Huh. Is this an example of a Republican with ethics or an example of Republicans turning against Trump to save their skin?

He is popular in his district of Omaha. I can’t say though.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 2:53:09pm

re: #226 lawhawk

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The spinelessness of the business leaders who deal with Trump. Trump’s sycophants and cronies tell him only what he wants to hear.

No one is willing to tell this know nothing bigot with nearly 100,000 dead Americans due to his failures to put on a fucking mask? Clearly, no one is - because they’re worried Trump might tweet bad things about them?

Fuck all this to hell. Ford execs aren’t standing up for their employees, and are risking themselves and their families health so Trump can do a photo op? Nothing is worth that.

I doubt that they’re afraid he’ll say mean things about them. A president has alll sorts of ways to get back at someone, as we know, and he might be able to depress sales among his followers. Why take the risk?

(And I don’t see anyone there but executives.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 2:53:35pm

How Parasitic Capitalism Is Making the Elkhorn Nursing Home Outbreak Worse (Seeing Red Nebraska)

Preston Forrest is the 87-year-old fundamentalist multi-billionaire who founded Life Care Centers of America, the largest private nursing home chain in the United States. Life Care runs the nursing home in Elkhorn, where two out of three residents have tested positive for coronavirus and five people have died. It also runs Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, one of the nation’s first COVID hot spots, where 35 people have died.

In what remotely healthy society does a person become a multi-billionaire running facilities that care for the elderly?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:54:51pm

re: #330 Dread Pirate

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As Dr. Evil would say how about no. But also speaking for myself how about fuck no.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:56:50pm

re: #333 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He is popular in his district of Omaha. I can’t say though.

AM, you’ll be happy to know I saw that the Biden campaign intends to target the Omaha based CD that Obama won and that had a Dem Congressperson. I really like what their gameplan seems to be. They want to protect lighter blue states like mine, return certain states that were lost like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, and gain places like that CD but also Georgia and Texas. It’s ambitious but I think they smell a chance to punch Trump and the GOP on the nose.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 2:56:57pm

this is how his mini-rally began:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 21, 2020 • 2:58:24pm

Evening Lizardim.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 21, 2020 • 2:58:29pm

em>re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is how his mini-rally began:

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He misses his rallies because they’re his safe spaces.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2020 • 3:00:25pm

Are the Twitter embeds screwed up for anyone else?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 3:00:48pm

re: #248 lawhawk

Judge DeMuro cast a total of about 100 ballots across 3 elections.

This is why voter fraud is not nearly the threat voter suppression is.

It’s a lot of work for someone to cast that many ballots. It’s far easier to deny 100s of thousands of people their right to vote, or to stuff ballot boxes with election fraud measures like adding to counts or manipulating the numbers after the votes are cast. This one example will now give Trump all the evidence he needs to prove that voter fraud is real and widespread (it isn’t).

Since it was ballot boxes that were stuffed, maybe we should all go to mail-in voting to prevent that.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 3:01:48pm

I’m just waiting for someone…anyone…to start chanting “Liar, Liar” while the K-Fart Blue Light Special starts sputtering shit….

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 3:02:11pm

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

Doesn’t automatically mean that whites aren’t the ones filling up the ICU beds

Do you mean “are?”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 21, 2020 • 3:02:21pm

re: #284 stpaulbear

Maybe he’s commenting on Henry being nazi-friendly.

That was my first thought, too.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 3:03:55pm

re: #337 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

AM, you’ll be happy to know I saw that the Biden campaign intends to target the Omaha based CD that Obama won and that had a Dem Congressperson. I really like what their gameplan seems to be. They want to protect lighter blue states like mine, return certain states that were lost like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, and gain places like that CD but also Georgia and Texas. It’s ambitious but I think they smell a chance to punch Trump and the GOP on the nose.

Good.

Polling indicates NE-2 is a battleground district. Targeting the district might also help the Democratic candidate Kara Eastman flip the seat from Don Bacon (R). Additionally, there is a Libertarian Party candidate on the ballot Tyler Schaffer who could conceivably strip votes from Rep. Bacon. Bacon flipped the seat from the Democratic incumbent Brad Ashford in the 2016 election.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 21, 2020 • 3:04:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:04:49pm

re: #344 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Do you mean “are?”

the city is mostly black, doesn’t mean whites aren’t filling up the beds.

granted, there probably aren’t very many beds to begin with because…black people…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 21, 2020 • 3:05:05pm

re: #289 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

1) THIS IS NEW … THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE has spent nearly $400,000 buying 25,500 copies of Rep. DAN CRENSHAW’S (R-Texas) book “Fortitude” for donors. They used the book to entice Republicans to give money to the NRCC.

I’m on that mailing list. I have not be thoroughly convinced i should donate. It’s seems rather expensive for a firestarter.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 21, 2020 • 3:09:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:10:54pm

ick…….

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nicdanger  May 21, 2020 • 3:11:48pm

re: #341 Eclectic Cyborg

Are the Twitter embeds screwed up for anyone else?

Yes,bigly screwed up

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 3:11:54pm

re: #332 Joe Bacon 🌹

Instacart substituted Diet Dr. Pepper & Cream Soda when they couldn’t get the A&W Cream Soda. It’s a curious mix of Dr. Pepper and Vanilla soda.

‘Curious mix’ is a good term for it.

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calochortus  May 21, 2020 • 3:13:43pm

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Definitely not mine since she’s part of the bi-partisan bill to give tax credits later for spending money on retraining now as part of Covid-19 relief.

Interesting. Direct deposit in my checking account for the stimulus aid. Only for me, not my wife’s.

We got our check today. For both of us. Together. It’s so romantic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:14:33pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 21, 2020 • 3:16:05pm

re: #319 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

yes, it’s only social media…

I just want him banned; was that an option?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 3:19:22pm

re: #350 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I’m assuming that’s not the film maker in that picture.

Do better HuffPo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:19:55pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 21, 2020 • 3:20:54pm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 3:21:50pm

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just a reminder of why Grandma hated Ford so much and Dad wouldn’t buy a Ford until he had no choice…

en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:23:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 3:26:47pm

re: #350 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

And the conservative keening whinge from coast-to-coast has already started on that thread on “murder charge for filming?”

The GOP has trained their parrots well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:28:43pm
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calochortus  May 21, 2020 • 3:29:35pm

re: #288 Jebediah, RBG

Don’t forget using “the” in front of freeway numbers. E.g. you are not driving east on route 10, you are driving east on the 10.

Took me a while to get used to, since back home I would drive north on route 91 to get to Northampton. But now it takes effort to not say “the 91.”

Putting “the” before a freeway number is a southern CA thing. It is starting to creep into northern CA, but is generally frowned on. In NorCal we used to have “the Nimitz freeway” but it’s “880” now. If I recall correctly, “Bayshore Freeway” (now “101”) was often referred to without an article preceding it.

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Ming5000  May 21, 2020 • 3:30:13pm

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Ford bent over for Trump. The union too.
What secret cudgel does Trump have? Can no company stand up to him?

Does no CEO have the will to make a stand?

~~ yelling into the void……..

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 21, 2020 • 3:32:06pm

Charles, having issues seeing many posted tweets.
In comments 15, 18, 36, 46, 95, 111, 166, 205, 216, 221, 233, 293, 310, 312, 315, 316, 323, 338, 347 (my own comment), 358
All all show as would typically be deleted tweets. But I checked the all, and they are still active.
All appear similar to below.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 21, 2020 • 3:33:01pm

My church just released its public statement on reopening plans. The highlights:

* Small groups will be allowed to meet in person as soon as they are able, within the Governor’s orders.
* Launching small “village churches” led by families to host group watch parties for the online service experience. These will stay in accordance with Governor Walz’s safety orders as well; starting with 10 people and growing to 50 as restrictions are relaxed.
* Our secondary campus will reopen when we are allowed to have 100 people gather. We have three large rooms that will have separate entrance and exit paths cordoned off, and use them to provide simultaneous live worship and video sermon experiences; no secondary ministries or coffee service. We will add a service for elderly/vulnerable people at which masks will be required.
* Our primary campus will reopen when restrictions allow 250 people to gather. We will also add limited secondary ministries such as kids and simple coffee.
* Full reopening will only happen once no restrictions are in place.
* There is no obligation or expectation that people will return quickly, or even at all.
* No timelines have been set for any of these plans. The church leadership does not believe it prudent to defy the Governor’s orders, nor are they viewing this as an attack on the Church as a whole.

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retired cynic  May 21, 2020 • 3:33:39pm

Hope this hasn’t been posted yet, ‘cuz I really think it is cute, and so typical!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:33:41pm

Louisville’s county and home of Mitch McConnell

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 3:34:49pm

re: #365 Ming5000

Ford bent over for Trump. The union too.
What secret cudgel does Trump have? Can no company stand up to him?

Does no CEO have the will to make a stand?

~~ yelling into the void……..

Tax cuts. That’s the only cudgel you need for a capitalist corporation. They will willingly march into fascism, just like they did in Germany.

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 3:35:10pm

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am not surprised. Mitch probably does not want mail-in ballots either.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 3:40:45pm

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

Louisville’s county and home of Mitch McConnell

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:41:15pm
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bratwurst  May 21, 2020 • 3:42:41pm

Hate to be the type to pimp my own page, but as it was my first original submission here in more than 3 years I feel justified. I used to crank these things out in an hour or so, but in my current condition it takes two or three. I am literally exhausted right now…but it’s the good kind of tired and I am feeling well generally.

I hope you will enjoy, even if the topic is maddening.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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gocart mozart  May 21, 2020 • 3:45:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:45:55pm

jeebus

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gocart mozart  May 21, 2020 • 3:48:36pm
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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 3:49:04pm

re: #365 Ming5000

Ford bent over for Trump. The union too.
What secret cudgel does Trump have? Can no company stand up to him?

Does no CEO have the will to make a stand?

~~ yelling into the void……..

Umm, for better or for worse, the guy is the president of the United States. It has perks that allow him to go speak in places. It’s probably a potentially risky maneuver to turn down a president (generically speaking).

Nobody at Ford or the auto workers unions approved of his stupid script, and banning him from the premises or shouting him down would have created really negative local consequences for everyone. They just had to listen, probably in horrified amazement at the crap coming out of his mouth.

Maybe in hindsight, Ford management could have found some reason to not hold the event (like the mask company in PA), but once it was scheduled, it’s kind of hard to say “Sorry, but you’re too fucked up to come here”.

In a just world, these kind of fake rallies will become harder to schedule because who wants to look like a dupe for this self-aggrandizing asshole. My $.02.

Edit: That plus tax cuts, like Anymouse said above.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 3:50:50pm
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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2020 • 4:00:20pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 4:01:06pm

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

During WW2, the Christian Nationalist Crusade was founded in St. Louis, Missouri.

They promoted Henry Ford’s book after it was reprinted in the UK in 1947.

The group was formed to promote the USA as a “Christian Nation,” oppose communism, oppose one-world government (this isn’t a new conservative conspiracy theory), and supported segregation. They had a nationwide radio show to go after “Hollywood communists” and jazz music. They moved to Glendale, Calif. in 1953 and finally disbanded in 1977.

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 4:01:13pm

re: #378 stpaulbear

who wants to look like a dupe for this self-aggrandizing asshole. My $.02.

Plus, there’s the money-losing part:
Donald Trump’s Tab For MAGA Rallies Jumps to $1.8 Million as 14 Cities Say President Hasn’t Paid Police Bills, Report Finds

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Thanos  May 21, 2020 • 4:03:10pm

Dik Dik Face

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 4:03:11pm

re: #381 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

During WW2, the Christian Nationalist Crusade was founded in St. Louis, Missouri.

They promoted Henry Ford’s book after it was reprinted in the UK in 1947.

The group was formed to promote the USA as a “Christian Nation,” oppose communism, oppose one-world government (this isn’t a new conservative conspiracy theory), and supported segregation. They had a nationwide radio show to go after “Hollywood communists” and jazz music. They moved to Glendale, Calif. in 1953 and finally disbanded in 1977.

I remember the two run-ins I had with sick sick Bobby Fischer when he was pushing Ford’s book. Someone I idolized as a kid and I found out what a freak he was…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 21, 2020 • 4:04:59pm

And now here’s another asshole Ayn Randian who calls for “herd immunity”

One of the most remarkable dimensions of the COVID19 Crisis is the way the most garish or clownish versions of class division and privilege are pushed so aggressively to the fore. As we’ve discussed earlier, billionaires are eager to get back to work or rather eager to get you back to work. No less remarkable, they’re eager to talk to reporters or go on TV and make their argument. Now we have hedge fund chief Ricky Sandler, CEO of Eminence Capital, who has announced that America needs to get behind herd immunity. On a CNBC appearance yesterday he lamented “how the politicians and the media and the academic community and the scientific community have taken hold of this debate,” and announced it’s time to push on to herd immunity.

I will shed no tears when this rich fart is hooked to a respirator!

talkingpointsmemo.com

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 4:06:07pm

re: #384 Joe Bacon 🌹

Same here. I thought Fischer was great until he started spouting off.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 4:06:20pm

re: #378 stpaulbear

re: #365 Ming5000

One tweet from Trump and their stock tanks, the loser supposed Patriots won’t buy their cars and generally it makes life more difficult.

Their failure was saying that “is a bad time for a visit” or some such and stop it before it’s a thing.

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William Lewis  May 21, 2020 • 4:06:46pm

Well, I just ]ook a stick and whacked a hornets nest.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 4:07:28pm

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

THAT is a lot of dog! And his little face makes me want to drool right along with him. ❤️❤️

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:07:39pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2020 • 4:09:03pm

re: #390 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is another way of looking at it. I like the way he thinks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:10:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:12:21pm
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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 4:14:21pm

re: #387 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

One tweet from Trump and their stock tanks, the loser supposed Patriots won’t buy their cars and generally it makes life more difficult.

Their failure was saying that “is a bad time for a visit” or some such and stop it before it’s a thing.

I think everyone should just start telling the president that they can’t guarantee the safety of participants. You don’t have to say that the president is the reason no one feels safe.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 4:15:47pm

re: #394 stpaulbear

I think everyone should just start telling the president that they can’t guarantee the safety of participants. You don’t have to say that the president is the reason no one feels safe.

I didn’t watch… Were there a bunch of employees there? Did they wear masks?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:17:29pm
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cat-tikvah  May 21, 2020 • 4:17:41pm

re: #282 Teddy’s Person

He missed a golden opportunity to cite ol’ Henry’s distribution of the journalistic opus The International Jew.
Bloodlines, blood libel, what’s the difference anyway?

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 4:21:48pm

re: #395 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I didn’t watch… Were there a bunch of employees there? Did they wear masks?

I didn’t watch it either but from the bits I’ve seen, everyone from the Ford plant wore masks and Trump did not. I saw some other photos that may have been his staff not wearing masks, but I’m not sure.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:22:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 4:24:13pm

re: #380 Charles Johnson

The ignominious beginnings of BASE jumping.

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 4:24:55pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now EVERYONE needs to tweet that photo back to him and all his manly followers. Good for the Gov!

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  May 21, 2020 • 4:26:44pm

Heh. I posted the QAnon bit yesterday, and then had to do a marathon design-and-code session, followed by an unfortunate bit of clownish klutziness that resulted in a severely strained knee, ankle & back.

I returned today to find the post in a Place Of Honor.

Well, aw shucks. Thanks for the updings, folks. I recently passed 10,000 Karma, and I still feel somewhat of a piker compared to others hereabouts.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2020 • 4:26:54pm

re: #398 stpaulbear

I didn’t watch it either but from the bits I’ve seen, everyone from the Ford plant wore masks and Trump did not. I saw some other photos that may have been his staff not wearing masks, but I’m not sure.

So no applauding crowd?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:26:56pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

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*snerk*

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stpaulbear  May 21, 2020 • 4:29:19pm

re: #403 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So no applauding crowd?

Don’t know. Didn’t watch it.

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plansbandc  May 21, 2020 • 4:31:47pm

This is so damn cute. <3

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 4:32:00pm

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Louisville’s county and home of Mitch McConnell

Wife and I got our stimulus money, just had a debate about supporting Amy from afar. Debate was $25 or $50. Oh, what the hell….

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plansbandc  May 21, 2020 • 4:34:45pm

re: #19 jaunte

The world is plunging into a new dark age. It’s not just this country. Reality TV and social media, and those who control them have irreparably damaged the world.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 4:36:41pm

re: #366 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Charles, having issues seeing many posted tweets.
In comments 15, 18, 36, 46, 95, 111, 166, 205, 216, 221, 233, 293, 310, 312, 315, 316, 323, 338, 347 (my own comment), 358
All all show as would typically be deleted tweets. But I checked the all, and they are still active.
All appear similar to below.

[Embedded content]

That has happened to me in the past. Since closing my browser and starting it up again solved the problem, I assume all the available memory for graphics was eated.

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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 4:36:58pm

re: #408 plansbandc

The world is plunging into a new dark age. It’s not just this country. Reality TV and social media, and those who control them have irreparably damaged the world.

There is no going back. What we can do is chose those who will lead us down some pretty strange new paths.

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 4:38:38pm
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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 4:38:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 4:38:54pm

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

The first half of that.

There is no proclamation on the White House Website. Until such a proclamation is issued, there is no half-staff notice. Twitter doesn’t count in the Flag Code.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 21, 2020 • 4:38:54pm

re: #408 plansbandc

The world is plunging into a new dark age. It’s not just this country. Reality TV and social media, and those who control them have irreparably damaged the world.

I have travelled the world, and I’m not seeing that. The social media world is a lot smaller than it thinks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 21, 2020 • 4:41:19pm

re: #404 Backwoods_Sleuth

*snerk*

Tens of thousands of people need to blow up his Twitter feed with that photo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:42:16pm
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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 4:46:27pm

re: #400 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The ignominious beginnings of BASE jumping.

BASE is of The Devil.

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jaunte  May 21, 2020 • 4:47:04pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 21, 2020 • 4:49:20pm

re: #418 jaunte

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He doesn’t have the authority to close the country anyway. Though I guarantee he’s going to whine like the little bitch he is as soon as the first governor turns the dial back at the start of the second wave.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:53:23pm

re: #418 jaunte

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Interesting Times  May 21, 2020 • 4:54:29pm

Click to see the full photos:

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EPR-radar  May 21, 2020 • 4:54:58pm

re: #419 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

He doesn’t have the authority to close the country anyway. Though I guarantee he’s going to whine like the little bitch he is as soon as the first governor turns the dial back at the start of the second wave.

If we see red state America remain open for business as usual while blue state America opens things up in a more reality-based way, the resulting differences in covid19 case rates might actually penetrate the solid bone damn near half the country has in its heads.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:57:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2020 • 4:58:56pm
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Decatur Deb  May 21, 2020 • 5:00:04pm

Watched a fairly good Russian movie on the worst horrors of the Siege of Leningrad. Most of the good guys die.
imdb.com

Makes it easier to put up with single-ply toilet tissue.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 21, 2020 • 5:15:56pm

re: #203 danarchy

If my local restaurant opened up their outdoor patio I would go tonight. Most evidence now shows the risk of outdoor spread is much lower than indoors and the CDC just realeased guidance today that the virus does not spread easily through touching surfaces

So while the risk isn’t zero I think it is a risk I can accept.

I saw tables out at the diner I frequented before March. Should see if they’re “open” so to speak - or at least if I have the option to get a sandwich “to go” and then sit and eat it there. (Don’t have a good way to sit outside and eat at home.)

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Jebediah, RBG  May 21, 2020 • 5:22:51pm

re: #281 stpaulbear

I bought some masks about a month ago but I’m thinking that they’re a bit too small for my head (I wear an XXXL motorcycle helmet) and kind of whimpy. Does anyone have any recommendations for a guy with a fat head and a beard (that’s going to get trimmed later today)? How much should I expect to pay for a decent mask? I’m looking on Amazon and it seems to be around $20 min for what I need, but it’s hard to judge quality.

I am naturally partial to ours, the elastic bands give them a lot of fit flexibility, but sadly I can’t 100% guarantee for a triple-X melon.

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Maddies Mom  May 21, 2020 • 5:31:04pm

re: #64 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t even get why it supposedly makes you look “unmanly”

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I mean that guy looks badass :). Yes, that’s me on a particularly cold day a couple weeks ago going out for a whiskey run.

Nice eyes Happy!

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Barefoot Grin  May 21, 2020 • 5:31:21pm

re: #380 Charles Johnson

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This is how science advances.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 21, 2020 • 5:52:02pm

re: #335 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How Parasitic Capitalism Is Making the Elkhorn Nursing Home Outbreak Worse (Seeing Red Nebraska)

(more)

A Carrousel manufacturer?
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Jebediah, RBG  May 21, 2020 • 5:59:21pm

re: #364 calochortus

Putting “the” before a freeway number is a southern CA thing. It is starting to creep into northern CA, but is generally frowned on. In NorCal we used to have “the Nimitz freeway” but it’s “880” now. If I recall correctly, “Bayshore Freeway” (now “101”) was often referred to without an article preceding it.

I did not know that! Since moving out here, I have only lived in the Los Angeles area.

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sagehen  May 21, 2020 • 6:13:35pm

re: #365 Ming5000

Ford bent over for Trump. The union too.
What secret cudgel does Trump have? Can no company stand up to him?

Does no CEO have the will to make a stand?

~~ yelling into the void……..

Ford is making $350 million worth of ventilators under the DPA. They’ve already spent millions to retool the plant to be able to do it.

Do they want to ever be paid?

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Jebediah, RBG  May 21, 2020 • 6:28:23pm

re: #406 plansbandc

This is so damn cute. <3

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I think I just got adorable-overloaded


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