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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 5:49:29pm

He knows he is a BIGLY LOSER

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Teukka  May 24, 2020 • 5:49:50pm
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Mattand  May 24, 2020 • 5:50:37pm

Weird. I was just watching this earlier today.

Mike Campbell is one of my “I’d kill to play like that” guitar heroes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 24, 2020 • 5:51:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 24, 2020 • 5:53:37pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 5:53:42pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 24, 2020 • 5:54:35pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

The President is taking questions…
Real ones or soft balls?

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Targetpractice  May 24, 2020 • 5:54:59pm

re: #1 The Pie Overlord!

He knows he is a BIGLY LOSER

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His only real hope for winning was low turnout/electoral shenanigans. So every state that embraces some measure of voting by mail is one less state he can hope to win because people stayed home.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 5:59:55pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 24, 2020 • 5:59:59pm
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lawhawk  May 24, 2020 • 6:01:09pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Ruth Bader Ginspurr-g

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 24, 2020 • 6:01:49pm

Will be looking at the San Diego county Covid-19 statistics closely this week. So far, infections, ICU usage, and deaths have been pretty steady, but there is still a doubling time for these statistics that are measured in weeks, which is still far too scary.

Reality takes time to set in. Pandemics work over time, also. All these crowds out and about this weekend will help spread the virus, but it will still take weeks to see the major effects.

I’m betting that by July 4th, for the holiday, we will be in the same position we are today - with a nation wide infection rate about steady but with local flare-ups as super-spreaders do their thing.

And, will the GOP still insist on holding their convention in person? This will be the real test to see who if any remaining Republicans split with Trump.

I fear that the toll of time will also be a surrender to the virus, the giving up on fighting it. I expect lethargy in American politics to be victorious.

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Jay C  May 24, 2020 • 6:01:54pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

His only real hope for winning was low turnout/electoral shenanigans. So every state that embraces some measure of voting by mail is one less state he can hope to win because people stayed home.

Also riding the expected “wave” of a continuing (or at least un-crashed) economy: and then relying on the usual “Build The Wall”/“Drain The Swamp” crapola to boost him over the line (with shenanigans not hurting….)

Oops!

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Belafon  May 24, 2020 • 6:03:15pm

I’m trying to find a bike for my 15 year old. The problem is that everyone else has decided to buy a bike.

I went to Target to check, and they didn’t have anything. Maybe a quarter of the people were wearing masks. I had to cross the Lowe’s parking lot to get to sonic, and far more people going in and coming out were wearing masks, at least 2/3.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 24, 2020 • 6:04:30pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 6:07:24pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 6:10:03pm

The Orange Curse is rage-Tweeting a bunch of conspiracy shit. It must be a day ending in “y”.
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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 6:11:32pm

OK but, how you gonna do a bris?

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Dread Pirate  May 24, 2020 • 6:11:45pm
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Targetpractice  May 24, 2020 • 6:11:53pm

re: #17 The Pie Overlord!

The Orange Curse is rage-Tweeting a bunch of conspiracy shit. It must be a day ending in “y”.
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Guess that trip to the golf course did nothing to reduce his stress level.

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goddamnedfrank  May 24, 2020 • 6:12:10pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 24, 2020 • 6:13:55pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

DT shot a bunch of mulligans. or was it boogies.

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stpaulbear  May 24, 2020 • 6:15:57pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Quittensece.

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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 6:19:08pm
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Belafon  May 24, 2020 • 6:22:06pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 6:26:08pm

And another woman launches her campaign for a political seat in Virginia.

nytimes.com

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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 6:26:51pm

U scared bro?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 24, 2020 • 6:27:41pm

Night Lizards.

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Belafon  May 24, 2020 • 6:28:13pm

Next they’ll be going to driver’s ed.

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PhillyPretzel  May 24, 2020 • 6:28:48pm

re: #27 The Pie Overlord!

He sounds like it to me. And if we are to read our history we should remain in lockdown for at least a few more months.

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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 6:31:41pm

re: #27 The Pie Overlord!

The Clinton years were great for Black Americans as President Clinton oversaw a booming economy. Ditto President Obama. Trump has done nothing but insult Africans, Haitians and protesting Black athletes. Who is he fooling?

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A Mom Anon  May 24, 2020 • 6:34:56pm

re: #30 PhillyPretzel

I’m blessed in that at least my husband and I can afford financially stay home for the next few months. Our son who lives with us is probably being called back to work after next week. I am scared, he works in a warehouse and as of now, the company hasn’t said what their company policy is about masks and distancing, etc. I wish he could stay home and let this job go, but it’s not financially feasible. I can’t pay his bills and ours. Did I mention I’m scared?

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lawhawk  May 24, 2020 • 6:36:54pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

The Clinton years were great for Black Americans as President Clinton oversaw a booming economy. Ditto President Obama. Trump has done nothing but insult Africans, Haitians and protesting Black athletes. Who is he fooling?

Not a single person.

Any economic gain from Trump’s inauguration to date was wiped out thanks to Trump’s economic collapse due to his failure to handle covid19 in any rational manner.

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Targetpractice  May 24, 2020 • 6:37:06pm

*SIGH*

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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 6:42:20pm

re: #33 lawhawk

Any economic gain during the Trump years didn’t go to people like us. It went to the millionaires and billionaires.

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(((Archangel1)))  May 24, 2020 • 6:44:10pm
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Jay C  May 24, 2020 • 6:49:54pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

The Clinton years were great for Black Americans as President Clinton oversaw a booming economy. Ditto President Obama. Trump has done nothing but insult Africans, Haitians and protesting Black athletes. Who is he fooling?

Not African-American voters in any numbers! I’m sure of that…
(Does Trump put his tweets intended for black audiences IN ALL CAPS because he thinks it makes it easier for them to read?)

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Dread Pirate  May 24, 2020 • 6:50:45pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 6:51:24pm

JFC what a fucking crybaby

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Charles Johnson  May 24, 2020 • 6:51:55pm
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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 6:53:50pm

re: #39 The Pie Overlord!

Driving a golf cart is exercise?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 6:54:10pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 6:56:18pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

Reade has been exposed as a liar. So Rep Omar is okay with another four years of Trump — a man who has disparaged her and placed her life in danger? I really don’t understand her thinking.

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Charles Johnson  May 24, 2020 • 6:56:54pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 6:57:01pm

So, he thinks New York & New Jersey are not part of the U.S. Probably California too.

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Sherlock Hound  May 24, 2020 • 7:00:18pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

Reade has been exposed as a liar. So Rep Omar is okay with another four years of Trump — a man who has disparaged her and placed her life in danger? I really don’t understand her thinking.

What’s supposed to happen by her lights: Biden withdraws, and Bernie steps in, in a contested convention. When I suggested, on Twitter, that that would be a shit show and that Bernie likely wouldn’t be chosen, the Berners told me “nuh-uh, it’s already a shit show!”

OK.

I don’t think Omar has women in mind if they can’t be used for her objectives.

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plansbandc  May 24, 2020 • 7:00:28pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

I’m done defending her.

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DodgerFan1988  May 24, 2020 • 7:01:41pm

Look in the fuckin’ mirror.

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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 7:02:19pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 24, 2020 • 7:04:51pm
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William Lewis  May 24, 2020 • 7:05:40pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 24, 2020 • 7:10:41pm

re: #18 The Pie Overlord!

OK but, how you gonna do a bris?

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“The fly had been circumcised.” (Punchline to the three swordsmen joke — ethnicities depend on who’s telling the joke.)

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stpaulbear  May 24, 2020 • 7:12:38pm

re: #51 William Lewis

This is long, but it’s a great documentary about Steve Winwood. Lots to recommend. He’s lived a very rich life.

Steve Winwood: English Soul (Full BBC Documentary)

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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 7:13:16pm

re: #52 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

“The fly had been circumcised.” (Punchline to the three swordsmen joke — ethnicities depend on who’s telling the joke.)

I know that one! :)

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 24, 2020 • 7:14:42pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

The Clinton years were great for Black Americans as President Clinton oversaw a booming economy. Ditto President Obama. Trump has done nothing but insult Africans, Haitians and protesting Black athletes. Who is he fooling?

Not African-Americans, if the polls I see are right.

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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 7:15:35pm

re: #46 Sherlock Hound

Bernie is done. I hope he doesn’t run again in 2024. There’s no way he’s going to be our nominee and Bernie Bros need to get over themselves. He has already moved on and endorsed Biden. Enough.

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Belafon  May 24, 2020 • 7:15:52pm

re: #48 DodgerFan1988

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Look in the fuckin’ mirror.

See the second amendment for another example.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 7:15:56pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

*SIGH*

The article Ben Jacobs cites has nothing in it about Tara Reade. He’s lying about Ilhan Omar.

Always double-check what a conservative says.

Ilhan Omar interview: “I am America’s hope and President Trump’s nightmare”

The firebrand congresswoman tells Josh Glancy how her traumatic escape from war‑torn Somalia prepared her for the cut and thrust of America’s politics (Goes to the Sunday Times of London)

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William Lewis  May 24, 2020 • 7:18:02pm

re: #53 stpaulbear

This is long, but it’s a great documentary about Steve Winwood. Lots to recommend. He’s lived a very rich life.

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Video

I’m doing an overnight shift at the hotel tonight. That will be a delightful thing to watch then - thank you!

The other long piece I should rewatch one of these days is “This Might Get Loud”. Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge sitting around talking about playing, writing and living music. Great great doco.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 7:20:32pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

Reade has been exposed as a liar. So Rep Omar is okay with another four years of Trump — a man who has disparaged her and placed her life in danger? I really don’t understand her thinking.

Ilhan Omar didn’t say that in the article. Ben Jacobs lied, knowing most people wouldn’t actually check the article to verify it.

thetimes.co.uk

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 24, 2020 • 7:20:32pm

re: #48 DodgerFan1988

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Look in the fuckin’ mirror.

Look on the beaches.

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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 7:21:15pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 24, 2020 • 7:21:43pm

re: #48 DodgerFan1988

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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 7:21:57pm

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Belafon  May 24, 2020 • 7:23:55pm
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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 7:34:51pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 7:34:56pm

When conservatives cannot win elections, they will not give up conservatism. They will give up democracy.

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austin_blue  May 24, 2020 • 7:37:32pm

Three inches in the rain gauge, now. Hopefully, this line will fall apart before it gets here:

radar.weather.gov

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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 7:38:04pm

I have some of my grandparents’ old WW2 ration books, with the little 1” x 1/4” stamps that read “butter”, “sugar”, and “milk.” It was as if they only had about eight food items.

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calochortus  May 24, 2020 • 7:39:23pm

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

When conservatives cannot win elections, they will not give up conservatism. They will give up democracy.

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Something like 3/4 of all Californians voted by mail in the last election, so I’m not sure what the point of a lawsuit would be. Just entertaining their lawyers, maybe?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 7:42:20pm

Both-siderist statement. “America” hasn’t lost her way, conservatives have.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 7:43:51pm

re: #70 calochortus

Something like 3/4 of all Californians voted by mail in the last election, so I’m not sure what the point of a lawsuit would be. Just entertaining their lawyers, maybe?

The whole point is to undermine trust in democracy. Hence the constant drumbeat of voting fraud from mail ballots (but only in liberal and close states).

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plansbandc  May 24, 2020 • 7:47:52pm

re: #53 stpaulbear

I love his voice. And he sings one of my all-time favorite classic rock songs…

Here, with a couple of friends.

Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks - Can’t Find My Way Home

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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 7:48:10pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 7:49:51pm

re: #64 Patricia Kayden

Hmm. If that’s the case, she should be called out on it then.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 7:51:55pm

THREAD

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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 7:55:08pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 24, 2020 • 7:55:38pm

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The whole point is to undermine trust in democracy. Hence the constant drumbeat of voting fraud from mail ballots (but only in liberal and close states).

It’s also a sign of the GOP’s behind-the-scenes desperation. They’re terrified they’re going to get their asses handed to them in an electoral bloodbath this November.

I’d dearly love to see their internal polling.

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Ace-o-aces  May 24, 2020 • 7:59:16pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 24, 2020 • 8:04:55pm

re: #69 jaunte

I have some of my grandparents’ old WW2 ration books, with the little 1” x 1/4” stamps that read “butter”, “sugar”, and “milk.” It was as if they only had about eight food items.

Yes there were also stamps for flour, meat, gasoline and cooking oil.

When Mom and Dad got married they used their whole month of flour and sugar ration stamps to make their wedding cake. And for the whole month they ate bacon, eggs and sweet potatoes 3X a day.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 24, 2020 • 8:06:00pm

re: #79 Ace-o-aces

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Interesting Times  May 24, 2020 • 8:07:32pm
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CleverToad  May 24, 2020 • 8:08:08pm

re: #32 A Mom Anon

I’m blessed in that at least my husband and I can afford financially stay home for the next few months. Our son who lives with us is probably being called back to work after next week. I am scared, he works in a warehouse and as of now, the company hasn’t said what their company policy is about masks and distancing, etc. I wish he could stay home and let this job go, but it’s not financially feasible. I can’t pay his bills and ours. Did I mention I’m scared?

{{MomA}}
I hear you, loud and clear. They go back and forth every day or so as to whether customers are required to wear masks at my kid’s Safeway. The only good part is that they ARE enforcing the rules about employee masks and customer limits, and he says they’re taking the cleaning procedures very seriously. Ditto with us, we need his paycheck. I send up a prayer every time I drop my kid off — will keep the fingers crossed for your kid too.

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calochortus  May 24, 2020 • 8:08:22pm

re: #80 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes there were also stamps for flour, meat, gasoline and cooking oil.

When Mom and Dad got married they used their whole month of flour and sugar ration stamps to make their wedding cake. And for the whole month they ate bacon, eggs and sweet potatoes 3X a day.

I remember my father-in-law talking about how carefully he drove on a bad tire for some ridiculous length of time because you couldn’t just go buy tires because the rubber was needed elsewhere.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 8:08:58pm

Nebraska Panhandle reaches milestone of one hundred cases.

Panhandle Public Health District Dashboard

Cases: 100 (+9, 1 in Box Butte County, 8 in Scott’s Bluff County, largest single day rise)
Doubling rate: 22 days
Recovered: 66
Deaths: 0
Largest age group: Tied 10-19 and 40-49

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austin_blue  May 24, 2020 • 8:09:10pm

re: #69 jaunte

I have some of my grandparents’ old WW2 ration books, with the little 1” x 1 1/4” stamps that read “butter”, “sugar”, and “milk.” It was as if they only had about eight food items.

I’ve had the time to read a book while in quarantine called “Once Upon a Town”, by Bob Greene. It’s the story of North Platte, Nebraska, which, beginning before Christmas, 1941, and continuing until May of 1946, put together, with surrounding towns, in shifts, volunteers to greet every fucking troop train that stopped there, sometimes up to 40 a day, to meet, greet, and feed everyone on them.

I cried my eyes out reading it. It’s a GREAT book, about how one town, in the middle of nowhere, adopted “our boys” during the war.

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Patricia Kayden  May 24, 2020 • 8:11:35pm

re: #79 Ace-o-aces

Hypocrites one and all.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 8:13:11pm

re: #86 austin_blue

I’ve had the time to read a book while in quarantine called “Once Upon a Town”, by Bob Greene. It’s the story of North Platte, Nebraska, which, beginning before Christmas, 1941, and continuing until May of 1946, put together, with surrounding towns, in shifts, volunteers to greet every fucking troop train that stopped there, sometimes up to 40 a day, to meet, greet, and feed everyone on them.

I cried my eyes out reading it. It’s a GREAT book, about how one town, in the middle of nowhere, adopted “our boys” during the war.

Several people from my town worked at the North Platte Canteen; a few are still alive.

North Platte Canteen (goes to the Lincoln County, Nebr. Museum, with photographs and text stories)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 24, 2020 • 8:13:14pm

re: #84 calochortus

I remember my father-in-law talking about how carefully he drove on a bad tire for some ridiculous length of time because you couldn’t just go buy tires because the rubber was needed elsewhere.

Yes because there was a severe rubber shortage at the start of the war since Japan seized the Asian rubber plantations. It took a while to create synthetic rubber (late 1942).

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plansbandc  May 24, 2020 • 8:14:07pm

re: #84 calochortus

re: #80 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Sherlock Hound  May 24, 2020 • 8:18:03pm

re: #82 Interesting Times

At least those morons would only have to make that mistake ONCE. If said moron gets their building bombed, they’ll be either dead from the bomb, or dead by their neighbor’s hand.

One doesn’t take too well to having your downstairs neighbor put on his light and gets you bombed out. At least the nasty-neighbor-notes would be something to behold!

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Rightwingconspirator  May 24, 2020 • 8:18:11pm

Sunday Night Back To Work Photo
My co-worker Pelon is a master of his craft. Casting precious metals.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 8:21:34pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

Hypocrites one and all.

Eagerly awaiting the RNC to sue Nebraska… .

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 24, 2020 • 8:22:53pm

IT horror in 5 words (also applies lots of other places).

Please refer to the documentation.

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William Lewis  May 24, 2020 • 8:23:07pm

re: #92 Rightwingconspirator

Sunday Night Back To Work Photo
My co-worker Pelon is a master of his craft. Casting precious metals.

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I had a foundry class in jr high. Mostly we did fairly industrial kinds of things - aluminum casting in sand molds, etc. But for my final I did a lost wax casting of a ring in silver. It wasn’t anything special, just a very plain band but I was proud of it because I got to learn what a pain silver is to work with compared to, say, aluminum or bronze. I wonder if that old girlfriend I gave it to still has it :)

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Hecuba's daughter  May 24, 2020 • 8:26:03pm

re: #94 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

IT horror in 5 words (also applies lots of other places).

Please refer to the documentation.

You overwrote the updated code.

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Sherlock Hound  May 24, 2020 • 8:26:50pm

re: #94 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

This behavior is by design (seen a lot in Microsoft support articles!)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 24, 2020 • 8:27:52pm

re: #97 Sherlock Hound

This behavior is by design (seen a lot in Microsoft support articles!)

Well, most IT solutions boils down to 80% Googling and 20% Weird IT Voodoo.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 8:29:37pm

I Suspect Much Higher (Goes to Juanita Jean’s)

Twitter. Entertaining as it is, it may destroy us. First, you have Trump’s tweets. And last, you have Trump’s tweets.

And then the bots. This study shows that the Coronavirus is causing more than double the amount of bot activity than anything else ever has. It is used to spread conspiracy theories which leads to uncertainty and that divides us even more.

(more)

Nearly Half Of The Twitter Accounts Discussing ‘Reopening America’ May Be Bots (Carnegie-Mellon University School of Computer Science)

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Rightwingconspirator  May 24, 2020 • 8:30:57pm

re: #95 William Lewis

I should show you the silver bar the came out. Technical difficulties…

Sterling Silver Bar For Sheet Silver Order
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 24, 2020 • 8:31:21pm

Karen’s Album just dropped.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 24, 2020 • 8:33:58pm

re: #95 William Lewis

Reload and a pic will appear.

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William Lewis  May 24, 2020 • 8:34:18pm

re: #100 Rightwingconspirator

I should show you the silver bar the came out. unfinished.

I had to think for a moment to remember how it comes out prior to polishing :) Oh, yeah, that’s right LOL!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 24, 2020 • 8:36:06pm

“Much very good information now available”.

How is this NOT a fucking parody tweet?? JFC.

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William Lewis  May 24, 2020 • 8:37:09pm

re: #100 Rightwingconspirator

I should show you the silver bar the came out. Technical difficulties…

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Heh. I can imagine. I gained a lot of respect for casting of all kinds that semester.

Good old sterling. I think what I bought for that class was US coin silver (90%) rather than sterling. Cheaper for the parents.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 24, 2020 • 8:40:00pm

Local county data for the past couple of days:
Confirmed cases: 2,428 (+6)
Deaths: 236 (+0)

I expect the reporting is off a bit and there will be a jump in a few days. Or, like recent, days the data will be corrected and have higher numbers.

What I am also seeing from the “anti-maskers” is the following arguments:*
1. A link to a PubMed study that is essentially claiming that the asymptomatic infected people are not contagious.
2. No one under 30 has died from COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
(Did not try to verify this.)
3. COVID-19 is not killing these people, it’s the various comorbidities.
(Variants of deaths over counted, elderly were going to die anyways, etc. etc, BS. And ignoring that a *lot* of people have hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, etc.)
4. Most of the deaths are people in nursing homes, so other places are not dangerous.

Seems to be pretty ignorant about the fact that non-elderly can spread it to elderly people. And I really don’t believe #1 can be accurate simply from the speed and scope of the virus spreading. (Alternatively, we have a lot more stupid people about?)

* - PA GOP is spreading some of this stuff. Saw a memo from a State Senate leader trying to raise pressure on Gov Wolf to raise the stay-at-home orders and they mentioned multiple of these points.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 24, 2020 • 8:42:28pm

re: #105 William Lewis

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Heh. I can imagine. I gained a lot of respect for casting of all kinds that semester.

Good old sterling. I think what I bought for that class was US coin silver (90%) rather than sterling. Cheaper for the parents.

There is something magic about a lot of silver and just a little copper, say 10% down to 5% or so. You can get it to do about anything you can ask of a metal. Soft, springy, or just hard. Takes a patina or sets stones just fine. Funny thing is in high purity it can outperform gold in a material engineering way.

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plansbandc  May 24, 2020 • 8:43:20pm

This made me laugh today. It’s The Mother of Venus Chicken.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 8:43:33pm

Area weather for Scottsbluff, and North America forecast.

bbc.com

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William Lewis  May 24, 2020 • 8:46:59pm

re: #107 Rightwingconspirator

There is something magic about a lot of silver and just a little copper, say 10% down to 5% or so. You can get it to do about anything you can ask of a metal. Soft, springy, or just hard. Takes a patina or sets stones just fine. Funny thing is in high purity it can outperform gold in a material engineering way.

I like to always have an old silver dollar tucked into my wallet. It’s meaningless as money but that 1935 Peace dollar is a pretty thing and when you need flip a coin, it gets everyone’s attention. Yeah, I have a soft spot for silver, especially as art.

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Decatur Deb  May 24, 2020 • 8:48:39pm

re: #86 austin_blue

I’ve had the time to read a book while in quarantine called “Once Upon a Town”, by Bob Greene. It’s the story of North Platte, Nebraska, which, beginning before Christmas, 1941, and continuing until May of 1946, put together, with surrounding towns, in shifts, volunteers to greet every fucking troop train that stopped there, sometimes up to 40 a day, to meet, greet, and feed everyone on them.

I cried my eyes out reading it. It’s a GREAT book, about how one town, in the middle of nowhere, adopted “our boys” during the war.

Part of the history of the tiny Jewish temple in our Alabama town. Thousands of very lost Jewish soldiers passed through Camp Rucker and the 5 training bases here. The largest seder gathering was said to be 1000-1500 visitors.

In 1943, the soldiers held their own Orthodox service on the second day of Rosh Hashanah at the temple. On one notable Passover in 1943, Emanu-El congregants, along with Rabbi Wolf, traveled to Napier Field to join the servicemen in what was likely the largest Passover seder in Dothan’s history. Longtime residents of Dothan still remember the massive piles of matzah balls cooked by the women of Emanu-El for the hundreds of servicemen. In 1944, the temple-sponsored seder at Camp Rucker drew one thousand people, and German prisoners-of-war were brought in to help with the massive dinner. Many Jewish G.I.’s stationed in the area got married to their hometown sweethearts at Emanu-El. Some married Jewish women from Dothan whom they had met while stationed in the area

isjl.org

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Jay C  May 24, 2020 • 8:49:35pm

re: #108 plansbandc

This made me laugh today. It’s The Mother of Venus Chicken.

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Suitable for the Paleo Diet?

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plansbandc  May 24, 2020 • 8:50:00pm

re: #110 William Lewis

There’s something about the feel of that particular coin. When I was a kid, my dad would put one under our plate on our birthdays.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 8:50:52pm

re: #106 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

So now they trust Chinese case studies? (the weakest form of study)

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (goes to PubMed)

Conclusion:

In summary, all the 455 contacts were excluded from SARS-CoV-2 infection and we conclude that the infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak.

“some might be weak” is a pretty big weasel phrase.

Pennsylvania teen recently died of coronavirus, becoming youngest COVID-19 victim in state (Pennsylvania Press & Journal)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 24, 2020 • 8:52:37pm

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So now they trust Chinese case studies? (the weakest form of study)

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (goes to PubMed)

Conclusion:

“some might be weak” is a pretty big weasel phrase.

Pennsylvania teen recently died of coronavirus, becoming youngest COVID-19 victim in state (Pennsylvania Press & Journal)

You know how they roll. Any piece of evidence, however flimsy or in opposition to other tenets of their belief system, when it serves the current purpose.

(And I might drop that second link into a FB page or two to kill that “it hasn’t killed anyone under 30” thing - though I expect an immediate goal post shift to morbidities when it lands.)

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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 8:56:45pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 24, 2020 • 8:59:05pm

The Imperial College COVID-19 report for 21 May is out. Massachusetts has the fourth-most cases behind NY, NJ and DC. 1 in 11 to as many as 1 in 5 are infected.

The PDF is here: COVID-19 Report 23

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plansbandc  May 24, 2020 • 9:03:38pm

This is really damn dangerous.

FDA Announces Temporary Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Foods for Humans During COVID-19 Pandemic

fda.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 9:06:25pm

re: #118 plansbandc

This is really damn dangerous.

FDA Announces Temporary Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Foods for Humans During COVID-19 Pandemic

fda.gov

What the FUQUE does food labeling have to do with the pandemic, other than Libertarians have been trying to get rid of the FDA for years?

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Dr Lizardo  May 24, 2020 • 9:08:34pm

re: #118 plansbandc

This is really damn dangerous.

FDA Announces Temporary Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Foods for Humans During COVID-19 Pandemic

fda.gov

WHAT?! IT’S BEEF!!

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(((Archangel1)))  May 24, 2020 • 9:12:18pm

re: #94 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

IT horror in 5 words (also applies lots of other places).

Please refer to the documentation.

They uploaded the wrong version.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 24, 2020 • 9:14:58pm

re: #117 Sherlock Hound

The Imperial College COVID-19 report for 21 May is out. Massachusetts has the fourth-most cases behind NY, NJ and DC. 1 in 11 to as many as 1 in 5 are infected.

The PDF is here: COVID-19 Report 23

Just skimming still but terrifying.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 24, 2020 • 9:14:58pm

Actual Asian restaurant in Florida:

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austin_blue  May 24, 2020 • 9:16:31pm

As I hoped, the earlier activity took all the energy out of the atmosphere, and the squall line from the west is just giving us a steady drizzle. Thirty miles south of us it is just fucking things up.

Dodged a bullet, here.

And night all, sweet scaly dreams.

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retired cynic  May 24, 2020 • 9:18:01pm

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austin_blue  May 24, 2020 • 9:18:54pm

re: #120 Dr Lizardo

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WHAT?! IT’S BEEF!!

Nom nom nom!!!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 24, 2020 • 9:21:30pm

re: #120 Dr Lizardo

NOW FOR HUMANS!

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austin_blue  May 24, 2020 • 9:22:18pm

As a Military pilot who, in the 1980’s was still eating Ham and Mothers as in-flight meals, I’ve got to say the Alpo looks pretty appetizing.

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plansbandc  May 24, 2020 • 9:24:28pm

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 24, 2020 • 9:27:22pm

re: #122 Rightwingconspirator

Just skimming still but terrifying.

This is insane.

Specific examples are contained in the guidance. For example, an ingredient could be temporarily reduced or omitted (e.g. green peppers) from a vegetable quiche that contains small amounts of multiple vegetables without a change in the ingredient list on the label. Substitution of certain oils may temporarily be appropriate without a label change, such as canola oil for sunflower oil, because they contain similar types of fats.

“I’m allergic to corn oil but I’m ok with avocado oil”

FDA, small unnoted change.

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Dr Lizardo  May 24, 2020 • 9:28:57pm

re: #126 austin_blue

re: #127 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I honestly don’t see what need there is to change regulations. I smell a grift.

Anyway, off to work; gotta pay them bills. Back later.

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William Lewis  May 24, 2020 • 9:30:29pm

re: #128 austin_blue

As a Military pilot who, in the 1980’s was still eating Ham and Mothers as in-flight meals, I’ve got to say the Alpo looks pretty appetizing.

I actually hated the Trackpads and Roadwheels meal worse. How about the first generation MRE dehydrated pork patty? Guaranteed to bind your gut for a week all by itself.

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Decatur Deb  May 24, 2020 • 9:30:32pm

re: #131 Dr Lizardo

I honestly don’t see what need there is to change regulations. I smell a grift.

Anyway, off to work; gotta pay them bills. Back later.

Unless the food supply chains are really getting stressed.

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jaunte  May 24, 2020 • 9:38:40pm

re: #122 Rightwingconspirator

GMO Canola oil is cheaper than Sunflower oil:
centrafoods.com

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Hecuba's daughter  May 24, 2020 • 9:38:54pm

re: #133 Decatur Deb

Unless the food supply chains are really getting stressed.

It is understandable that it might be costly to rewrite labels on a box or can because of a temporary problem with the supply chain, but any substitution or failure to identify an ingredient should be absolutely forbidden.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 9:42:55pm

re: #135 Hecuba’s daughter

It is understandable that it might be costly to rewrite labels on a box or can because of a temporary problem with the supply chain, but any substitution or failure to identify an ingredient should be absolutely forbidden.

They could do what is done with Mexican-bottled Coca-Cola (where the ingredients are in Spanish): Put a sticker over the ingredient list. No need to reprint a whole box.

As a reminder of who Donald Trump’s current spokesliar is, from 2017:

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Decatur Deb  May 24, 2020 • 9:45:26pm

re: #135 Hecuba’s daughter

It is understandable that it might be costly to rewrite labels on a box or can because of a temporary problem with the supply chain, but any substitution or failure to identify an ingredient should be absolutely forbidden.

“Really stressed” means the canners might not know what is going to be in Tuesday’s can.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 24, 2020 • 9:51:18pm

re: #137 Decatur Deb

“Really stressed” means the canners might not know what is going to be in Tueday’s can.

If there is going to be this level of uncertainty, the label could list the possible ingredients (e.g. “…., canola or sunflower oil,… “).

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Decatur Deb  May 24, 2020 • 9:53:27pm

re: #138 Hecuba’s daughter

If there is going to be this level of uncertainty, the label could list the possible ingredients (e.g. “…., canola or sunflower oil,… “).

Or a QR code linked to today’s lots’ recipes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 9:56:10pm

In case this was missed here:

‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’ (The Atlantic, May 21, 2020)

The government’s disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests, distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic. We’ve learned that the CDC is making, at best, a debilitating mistake: combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus. The upshot is that the government’s disease-fighting agency is overstating the country’s ability to test people who are sick with COVID-19. The agency confirmed to The Atlantic on Wednesday that it is mixing the results of viral and antibody tests, even though the two tests reveal different information and are used for different reasons.

(more)

The effect of this is to depress the numbers of deaths and total infections. This is what happens when conservatives politicise science.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Ashish Jha, the K. T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard and the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, told us when we described what the CDC was doing. “How could the CDC make that mistake? This is a mess.”

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  May 24, 2020 • 9:56:55pm

re: #135 Hecuba’s daughter

So they may have to substitute an ingredient or two. It’s not as if, say, a few peanuts are going to kill anyone.
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 10:05:40pm

re: #139 Decatur Deb

Or a QR code linked to today’s lots’ recipes.

I can’t read a QR code. They don’t teach QR code as a foreign language. /s

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 10:13:49pm

Sorry, doc, you didn’t factor in antivaxxers being driven by foreign actors.

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Dread Pirate  May 24, 2020 • 10:20:18pm

re: #143 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sorry, doc, you didn’t factor in antivaxxers being driven by foreign actors.

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Actually they went away before they could test vaccines against them.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 10:22:43pm

re: #144 Dread Pirate

Actually they went away before they could test vaccines against them.

She mentions that about SARS. MERS is still around but nations have a good handle on that disease to prevent widespread outbreaks. She also mentions HIV, which seems to mutate almost as fast as the flu.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 24, 2020 • 11:04:38pm

Memorial Day starts in less than an hour…a day that I use to damn Dumbya, The Dick, Neocons and Presstitutes for lying us into a useless war…

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Dread Pirate  May 24, 2020 • 11:08:36pm

Archie, Veronica, Jughead.

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Belafon  May 24, 2020 • 11:10:25pm

re: #147 Dread Pirate

IRC. Anything earlier would be BBSs for me.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 24, 2020 • 11:13:24pm
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uriel  May 24, 2020 • 11:13:52pm

re: #39 The Pie Overlord!

JFC what a fucking crybaby

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Normally I wouldn’t, but in his case of this asshole…

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teleskiguy  May 24, 2020 • 11:14:12pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 24, 2020 • 11:32:25pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

His only real hope for winning was low turnout/electoral shenanigans. So every state that embraces some measure of voting by mail is one less state he can hope to win because people stayed home.

He knows that his people will turn up to the polls without masks, thus scaring off the rest of us folks who have some sense.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 24, 2020 • 11:40:01pm

re: #18 The Pie Overlord!

OK but, how you gonna do a bris?

Laser pistol!

What do you need to circumcise a whale?

-Four skin divers!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 24, 2020 • 11:41:47pm

re: #69 jaunte

I have some of my grandparents’ old WW2 ration books, with the little 1” x 1/4” stamps that read “butter”, “sugar”, and “milk.” It was as if they only had about eight food items.

I would assume that the rest were not rationed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 11:49:20pm

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He knows that his people will turn up to the polls without masks, thus scaring off the rest of us folks who have some sense.

Well, good thing we don’t have polls in this Republican state we’ve been busy flipping local offices in for the last three years.

Still waiting for Ronna Romney McDaniels to attack Gov. Pete Ricketts over mail voting that’s been here for years.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 11:55:47pm

The conservaderp about Daniel Pearl is spreading again.

Don’t know about the golf part, but a state senator from Illinois doesn’t have a whole lot of pull in international relations. Daniel Pearl was murdered in 2002.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 24, 2020 • 11:59:40pm

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would assume that the rest were not rationed.

Rationing and how it worked in World War Two.

Rationing (Goes to the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 12:25:03am

Wyoming:
health.wyo.gov
Lab confirmed + probable: 838 (+14 lab confirmed)
Doubling rate: 26 days
Greatest number by county: Fremont (rural west-central), Laramie (Cheyenne)
Recovered: 575
Deaths: 12 (no change)
Doubling rate: 33 days

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 25, 2020 • 12:35:01am

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Rationing and how it worked in World War Two.

Rationing (Goes to the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans)

UK retained food rationing until 1954

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Dread Pirate  May 25, 2020 • 12:42:41am

Here in Canada, rationing began in 1942 but didn’t end until 1947.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:09:36am

re: #160 Dread Pirate

Here in Canada, rationing began in 1942 but didn’t end until 1947.

The same in the USA. Rationing ended in 1947, because the combination of all the troops and sailors still deployed overseas awaiting return, plus pent-up demand on the economy.

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

UK retained food rationing until 1954

There was also the Utility Clothing Scheme (orders on how clothes could be designed, including numbers of buttons, total stitch length, &c), then utility furniture (incorporating the same sorts of rules), and clothing rationing (which actually started just before WW2). Such items were marked with a “CC41” label (cc meant controlled commodity, 41 was the year the scheme was introduced); items which were not marked (they didn’t comply with the scheme) had an excise tax.

That caused High Street fashion designers to go into middle class clothing design to keep up profitability.

Shoes were also part of the scheme, with open-toe shoes banned as unsafe.

The Utility Clothing Scheme was withdrawn in 1952.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:33:18am

YouTube religion counter-apologist and intellectual property lawyer DPR Jones passed away.

He was one of the first counter-apologists on YouTube.

When the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was passed, Christians across the platform started using copyright strikes unlawfully to take down counter-apologetics videos.

DPR Jones then used his legal skills to counter both YouTube and Christian lawbreakers censoring content.

Atheists across the platform held a last toast and lifted the parting glass to honour DPR Jones and his work against Christian religious bigotry on YouTube.

(6:43, Aron Ra telling his story of how DPR Jones getting him started on YouTube)

RIP DPR

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:42:19am

Religion counter-apologist and geologist Desertphile tells his story of DPR Jones (6:04)

Raising a glass to DPR Jones

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plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 1:47:42am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 2:47:38am

The fookin’ heater is on because it’s so cold outside. Did someone forget to tell the NWS it’s the end of May?

I’m off to bed; it’s warmer there.

Services Return In-House Option (Goes to the Sidney, Nebr. Sun-Telegraph)

TL; DR version: Many Sidney restaurants and other businesses roll out the welcome mat for customers as Gov. Pete Ricketts removed the so-called directed health measures on the Panhandle to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Other restaurants and businesses are taking a more cautious approach and remaining closed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 3:00:05am

False copyright strikes under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1999 carry a heavy fine and imprisonment.

The go-to example is from prolific Christian apologist VenomFangX supported by Conservapedia and churches in striking counter-apologetics videos to get atheists banned from YouTube.

DPR Jones worked with YouTuber Thunderf00t to extract an apology from VFX posted to YouTube so he could avoid being fined and jailed for his Christian religious bigotry. DPR Jones worked pro-bono.

The VFX retraction video is now the gold standard to ward off Christian bigots who break the law to censor counter-apologist content. (4:00)

Venomfangx Apologizes to the Internets

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 3:27:16am
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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 3:28:22am

It really does look like the reality of how fucked his reelection campaign is has finally begun to weigh on Donny’s mind. And the result is not pretty.

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Sherlock Hound  May 25, 2020 • 3:51:21am

re: #147 Dread Pirate

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Archie, Veronica, Jughead.

Usenet, Bitnet, bang paths, UUCP

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William Lewis  May 25, 2020 • 4:03:22am

re: #147 Dread Pirate

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Archie, Veronica, Jughead.

The Great Renaming had just gotten done and the Sept that never ended was about to start.

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A Mom Anon  May 25, 2020 • 4:27:20am

So it turns out my doggo, Cleo, is not at all scared of thunder unless she’s outside. But lightening freaks her out so bad that she trembles and barks at it. All. Night. Long. For the last two nights. I thought someone was trying to get into the house at 1 this morning because she completely lost her shit and began running through the house barking like her behind was on fire.

And now she’s sleeping on the couch with the husband. Sigh. I need a nap, it’s going to be a lonnnng day….

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 4:29:44am
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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 4:39:46am

So, I was planning on experimenting on making some Navajo flatbread…got all the ingredients together and then suddenly realized that I don’t have a rolling pin, LOL. I’ll find a cheap one at the little Vietnamese shop down the street. Guess I’ll go pick one up tomorrow - it’s a day off.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 4:40:49am
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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 4:44:44am

A little much-needed levity:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 4:46:45am

re: #172 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Ronna and the RNC really have no scruples at all.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 4:48:00am

re: #168 Targetpractice

It really does look like the reality of how fucked his reelection campaign is has finally begun to weigh on Donny’s mind. And the result is not pretty.

I think he knows there’s a serious possibility he’s going to face criminal or at least civil charges once he leaves office.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 4:55:11am

re: #176 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ronna and the RNC really have no scruples at all.

You first need to have a soul/heart. They traded theirs in for power.

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 4:58:14am

There’s no chance whatsoever that the Repubs will steal CA. Even if they forced it to be entirely in-person voting, there’s no way they could keep enough people home to swing the state to Donny.

No, the whole purpose of suing over mail-in ballots is to try to save the down-ballot races, the state and national races that could come down to hair-thin margins in red and purple districts where the party has been hemorrhaging votes for ages. They’re not afraid of losing races in Utah or other red states that have begun courting mail-in voting, which is why they’re not going after those states in the courts.

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A Mom Anon  May 25, 2020 • 5:00:52am

re: #179 Targetpractice

They can’t win unless they cheat. Or game the system so they aren’t “technically” breaking the rules. I truly loathe these fuckers.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 5:01:32am

re: #179 Targetpractice

There’s no chance whatsoever that the Repubs will steal CA. Even if they forced it to be entirely in-person voting, there’s no way they could keep enough people home to swing the state to Donny.

No, the whole purpose of suing over mail-in ballots is to try to save the down-ballot races, the state and national races that could come down to hair-thin margins in red and purple districts where the party has been hemorrhaging votes for ages. They’re not afraid of losing races in Utah or other red states that have begun courting mail-in voting, which is why they’re not going after those states in the courts.

Just like they only want states to split electoral votes in purple/light blue states.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 5:02:18am

re: #180 A Mom Anon

They can’t win unless they cheat. Or game the system so they aren’t “technically” breaking the rules. I truly loathe these fuckers.

I do too. It’s all about power and enabling the donors that keep them from going the way of the Whigs.

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 5:09:35am

re: #180 A Mom Anon

They can’t win unless they cheat. Or game the system so they aren’t “technically” breaking the rules. I truly loathe these fuckers.

It’s desperation tactics by this point. In less than a generation, they went from electing “The Governator” to becoming a rump party in the state, and now they’re watching as their national level folks get picked off more and more with each electoral cycle. So their only hope at this point is the courts, praying that Mitch’s packing efforts will slow the decline long enough for them to try to reverse it.

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Patricia Kayden  May 25, 2020 • 5:16:50am

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Eventual Carrion  May 25, 2020 • 5:23:26am

re: #94 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

IT horror in 5 words (also applies lots of other places).

Please refer to the documentation.

RTFM

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 5:23:58am

I know there’s still one drive-in operating in the Portland, OR metro area - the 99W Drive-In. I don’t know if it’s already opened for the season, though. I was told there’s also one in Los Angeles, at the old Van de Kamp Bakery building on Fletcher Drive.

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Eventual Carrion  May 25, 2020 • 5:25:15am

re: #101 I Would Prefer Not To

Karen’s Album just dropped.

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The K.W.A. band name made me giggle

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ericblair  May 25, 2020 • 5:25:38am

Article with up to date numbers and a detailed map of the spread.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 5:33:50am

re: #147 Dread Pirate

My earliest internet memory is CompuServe and AOL disks everywhere; inside magazines, in mail, every. where.

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Decatur Deb  May 25, 2020 • 5:34:30am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

UK retained food rationing until 1954

84 Charing Cross Road is an excellent movie that revolves around that.
imdb.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 5:36:08am
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jeffreyw  May 25, 2020 • 5:38:32am

Good morning!

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Shropshire Slasher  May 25, 2020 • 5:41:55am

re: #171 A Mom Anon

So it turns out my doggo, Cleo, is not at all scared of thunder unless she’s outside. But lightening freaks her out so bad that she trembles and barks at it. All. Night. Long. For the last two nights. I thought someone was trying to get into the house at 1 this morning because she completely lost her shit and began running through the house barking like her behind was on fire.

[Embedded content]

And now she’s sleeping on the couch with the husband. Sigh. I need a nap, it’s going to be a lonnnng day….

If you crate trained your pup you could try putting Cleo in her crate and putting a blanket over her.

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 5:55:15am

So, just saw a report on the news that the lovely little Czech of Český Krumlov is in rather dire straits - it’s extremely dependent on international tourism and according to their mayor, the town is now looking at the distinct possibility of financial ruin.

It’s damn near a real-life enchanted kingdom sort of place - it’s where I got married (my ex-wife’s hometown).

google.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 5:59:12am
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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 6:05:18am

re: #195 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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He is jonesing so badly to start his rallies back up. It’s killing his ego that the only attention he’s getting right now is all negative because the closest thing he can do is pressers, which have gotten increasingly hostile as the press smells blood in the water.

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Decatur Deb  May 25, 2020 • 6:06:05am

re: #195 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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The mayor should accede to the President’s request. Pack the place to the rafters with them.

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 6:13:52am

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A Mom Anon  May 25, 2020 • 6:15:07am

re: #193 Shropshire Slasher

We had a crate for her and I ended up returning it. She was traumatized when I got her from the pound and even just leaving the crate open with a bed and toys inside could not lure her in even to nap or get the toys out. The crate had a cover, in my head I thought she might like a little cave to chill in. Lol, Nope. I might need to get some sort of darker shades or curtains for our bedroom and hope that helps. She does need a quiet corner or something when this happens.

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Decatur Deb  May 25, 2020 • 6:17:23am

From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities

“We can think of transmission risk with a simple phrase: time, space, people, place,”

npr.org

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 6:22:30am

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 6:23:37am

re: #1 The Pie Overlord!

He knows he is a BIGLY LOSER

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Explain Idaho and Nebraska

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 6:24:13am
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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 6:26:00am

re: #202 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Explain Idaho and Nebraska

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“That’s different…”

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Teukka  May 25, 2020 • 6:31:55am

Did this get posted? Those of you who moderate social and other media sites might want a heads-up…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 25, 2020 • 6:32:14am

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 6:32:48am

Also the Rs fear that absentee voting helps the Dems
Its probably not true this year because of the virus.

Whos most likely to absentee? Seniors.
Historically they skew R
Though they probably like Joe more than they did Hillary

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 6:36:03am

re: #198 A Cranky One

What she needs to do is react to him and then apologize for every fart she doesn’t pass.

“OMG, That’s foul. I’m so sorry! What do you mean you can’t smell it???”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 25, 2020 • 6:38:34am

Morning Lizardim from the rainy and warm wild north country. I’m sick of the rain and ready for some actual sunshine, but it’s going to be some time before that happens. In the meantime, I am recovering from an extremely over-social weekend, and thankful for the holiday that I can use to be selfish. How go things among the lizardfolk on this summer-like spring day?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 6:39:34am

re: #199 A Mom Anon

We had a crate for her and I ended up returning it. She was traumatized when I got her from the pound and even just leaving the crate open with a bed and toys inside could not lure her in even to nap or get the toys out. The crate had a cover, in my head I thought she might like a little cave to chill in. Lol, Nope. I might need to get some sort of darker shades or curtains for our bedroom and hope that helps. She does need a quiet corner or something when this happens.

I had a dog like that. It took a long time to train him to it. Go in, get a treat (throw it in, let her go in and out, repeat). Then we got to closing the door and giving a shot of cheese wiz through the bars (quick in, squirt of wiz, out. Repeat). Then he’d eat in his crate. It took a month or so but it was worth it.

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 6:40:50am

re: #207 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Also the Rs fear that absentee voting helps the Dems
Its probably not true this year because of the virus.

Whos most likely to absentee? Seniors.
Historically they skew R
Though they probably like Joe more than they did Hillary

See, it’s not the seniors that they worry about. It’s that mail-in ballot voting gets around their usual trickery, such as shortening/ending early voting, reducing the number of polls and poll workers, voter ID laws, and blocking same-day registration efforts.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  May 25, 2020 • 6:42:58am

...

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 6:43:23am

Basically the R’s know that mail in voting will likely increase turnout. And they know that the more people that vote generally speaking isn’t good for their party. That’s what happens when your party are the ideological heirs of the Wallace coalition.

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 6:43:53am

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 25, 2020 • 6:57:32am

I hope NC tells Trump to fuck off and take Coronapalooza somewhere else.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 25, 2020 • 7:01:36am

re: #179 Targetpractice

There’s no chance whatsoever that the Repubs will steal CA. Even if they forced it to be entirely in-person voting, there’s no way they could keep enough people home to swing the state to Donny.

No, the whole purpose of suing over mail-in ballots is to try to save the down-ballot races, the state and national races that could come down to hair-thin margins in red and purple districts where the party has been hemorrhaging votes for ages. They’re not afraid of losing races in Utah or other red states that have begun courting mail-in voting, which is why they’re not going after those states in the courts.

I still say the underlying reason is to avoid a paper trail, which would make the election difficult or impossible to steal.

(That said, “CA stolen election 2016” has been a RWNJ talking point since their shellacking that November.)

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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 7:07:53am
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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 7:08:24am

re: #215 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope NC tells Trump to fuck off and take Coronapalooza somewhere else.

🤣

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 25, 2020 • 7:09:37am

re: #192 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Hymenopterid good morning!

Mmmm, breakfast.
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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 7:12:22am

Thread:

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 7:17:11am
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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 7:20:07am

re: #179 Targetpractice

There’s no chance whatsoever that the Repubs will steal CA. Even if they forced it to be entirely in-person voting, there’s no way they could keep enough people home to swing the state to Donny.

No, the whole purpose of suing over mail-in ballots is to try to save the down-ballot races, the state and national races that could come down to hair-thin margins in red and purple districts where the party has been hemorrhaging votes for ages. They’re not afraid of losing races in Utah or other red states that have begun courting mail-in voting, which is why they’re not going after those states in the courts.

Probably right: it sounds more like Ronna McHack’s latest screed is just to get the GOP “on record” bitching about mail-in voting so as to provide a convenient excuse for a poor performance in November. And I am hoping “ poor” turns out to be a drastic understatement.

Also: does the RNC (or state parties) have a legal leg to stand on? I thought elections (Presidential and down-ballot) were run by each state: as long as the responsible state officials follow the rules in setting up an election-by-mail, what can they claim? Trump’s stupid gibberings notwithstanding…

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 7:22:57am

They are ok with 100,000 deaths due to a white man in the WH, but not ok getting healthcare for millions from a Black man in the WH

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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 7:23:57am

If you want a Stonekettle pen, he is having a sale today. Be ready!

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 7:24:33am

re: #215 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope NC tells Trump to fuck off and take Coronapalooza somewhere else.

re: #222 Jay C

Probably right: it sounds more like Ronna McHack’s latest screed is just to get the GOP “on record” bitching about mail-in voting so as to provide a convenient excuse for a poor performance in November. And I am hoping “ poor” turns out to be a drastic understatement.

Also: does the RNC (or state parties) have a legal leg to stand on? I thought elections (Presidential and down-ballot) were run by each state: as long as the responsible state officials follow the rules in setting up an election-by-mail, what can they claim? Trump’s stupid gibberings notwithstanding…

I can’t begin to guess at what they plan to argue in the courts. Perhaps they’ll just show they have no shame whatsoever and claim it will be discriminatory against Repub voters.

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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 7:26:34am

re: #172 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

The second tweet in her thread:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 7:28:07am

re: #226 Belafon

The second tweet in her thread:

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Ronna really is pathetic.

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 7:28:29am

re: #226 Belafon

The second tweet in her thread:

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Ayep, that’s what scares the absolute fuck out of the Repubs: Millions of voters who can’t spare the time to make it to the polls being able to simply mail in their votes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 7:30:19am

re: #228 Targetpractice

Ayep, that’s what scares the absolute fuck out of the Repubs: Millions of voters who can’t spare the time to make it to the polls being able to simply mail in their votes.

Yep. We really need to call out this hypocritical bullishit. Call it what it is, it’s anti American and Ronna and Donald both are that.

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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 7:39:55am

re: #227 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ronna really is pathetic.

True: hope she doesn’t throw a joint out by all that flailing.

I guessing California is likely to send out their mail-ballots to addresses they have on file from voter-registration rolls??. So “inactive” is irrelevant….*

* I know some states remove/require re-registration for inactive voters: not sure how CA deals with that. But if their current mail plan is keyed to the active registration list, then the GOP complaints are BS. But we knew that.

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Teukka  May 25, 2020 • 7:42:10am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 7:42:36am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 7:43:50am

re: #231 Teukka

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I know it was historically inaccurate but damn.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 7:44:47am

re: #216 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I still say the underlying reason is to avoid a paper trail, which would make the election difficult or impossible to steal.

(That said, “CA stolen election 2016” has been a RWNJ talking point since their shellacking that November.)

The whole reason they’re doing this is that trump is going to lose in a landslide and they’re laying the groundwork that a loss of those proportions is impossible so the election was stolen.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 7:45:47am

re: #234 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The whole reason they’re doing this is that trump is going to lose in a landslide and they’re laying the groundwork that a loss of those proportions is impossible so the election was stolen.

Yep they’re trying to do preemptive conspiracy theories to explain Trump losing.

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 7:48:24am

re: #231 Teukka

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“I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I will always remember when The Doctor was me.”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 25, 2020 • 7:49:25am

re: #230 Jay C

True: hope she doesn’t throw a joint out by all that flailing.

I guessing California is likely to send out their mail-ballots to addresses they have on file from voter-registration rolls??. So “inactive” is irrelevant….*

* I know some states remove/require re-registration for inactive voters: not sure how CA deals with that. But if their current mail plan is keyed to the active registration list, then the GOP complaints are BS. But we knew that.

It used to be “failed to vote in last general election,” but it’s been a long time since I registered voters.

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lawhawk  May 25, 2020 • 7:56:19am

Greets and saluts on this memorial day. 2020 is unlike any other in my lifetime (or anyone else’s for that matter). We’re in uncharted waters.

And 100,000+ dead Americans from Trump’s fucked up covid19 response. His oath states he’s required to protect and defend the nation, and the only fucking thing he cares about his that people are mean to him because they point out his idiocy.

So now he’s out there golfing at his businesses. Profiting from every trip. He’s ignoring the death toll, and insisting we reopen for business. He’s threatening North Carolina to let him and the RNC hold their convention even as cases soar in the state. States reopening too fast and too soon are going to see cases rise, and even in places that were able to slow the cases are likely to see cases climb again.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 8:01:11am

re: #223 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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They are ok with 100,000 deaths due to a white man in the WH, but not ok getting healthcare for millions from a Black man in the WH

Uh, they didn’t use the word “black” when it came to Obama. They used a racial slur that began with the letter “N”…

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 8:04:58am

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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 8:10:30am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 8:10:57am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 8:13:31am

re: #226 Belafon

The second tweet in her thread:

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Ronna apparently has no clue as to how mail in voting works.

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Patricia Kayden  May 25, 2020 • 8:15:57am
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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 8:19:48am

re: #242 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yep, trying to find a city to host a major political convention on such short notice would be difficult - if not outright impossible - even in the best of circumstances.

Now? LOL if Trump makes good on his threat in a fit of pique, I guess he’ll just have to forego his convention coronation. He can sulk, I suppose. Or maybe play some more golf.

Hey, there’s an idea - he can host a GOP mini-convention at Mar-a-Lago. 🤣

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 8:20:37am

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

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Cosplay Socialists haven’t the first clue how the government actually works. Remember that they believe Bernie could just force through M4A by fiat and that would all that was necessary. That any opponents of the law would somehow be cowed into submission by protestors in the streets.

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retired cynic  May 25, 2020 • 8:22:12am

Yesterday…

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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 8:23:17am

re: #245 Dr Lizardo

Hey, there’s an idea - he can host a GOP mini-convention at Mar-a-Lago. 🤣

And you just KNOW that somehow, the government will end up paying for it….

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 8:23:39am

re: #242 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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I’m sure Donny thinks if he yanks the convention from Charlotte, there will be a slew of red state cities that will clamor and beg for him to bestow such an “honor” upon them with a 3 months deadline hanging over their heads.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 25, 2020 • 8:24:53am

So this is how Trump gets exercise. Digging divots on the green. And he gets back in the cart to go another 20’.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 8:25:02am

re: #223 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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Yes, the party is racist but let’s be fair here. They weren’t ok with any Democratic President getting healthcare for millions. Actually, the modern Republican Party is opposed to health care for all — is opposed to anything that helps anyone except the wealthy.

The Republican Party went crazy when Bill — a Southern white man — was elected president. Through their WSJ mouthpiece, they fabricated all types of charges against him and tried to bring him down for years. They believed then and they still believe today that only they are entitled to the presidency and they will do anything to retain it. Obama made the mistake of thinking that the Republican outrage was personal to the Clintons; he never understood that it was directed toward anyone who wasn’t Republican.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 25, 2020 • 8:26:01am

re: #249 Targetpractice

I’m sure Donny thinks if he yanks the convention from Charlotte, there will be a slew of red state cities that will clamor and beg for him to bestow such an “honor” upon them with a 3 months deadline hanging over their heads.

Thing is, they will. And there won’t be any safety measures taken re: COVID. I say let them.

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Decatur Deb  May 25, 2020 • 8:26:01am

re: #246 Targetpractice

Cosplay Socialists haven’t the first clue how the government actually works. Remember that they believe Bernie could just force through M4A by fiat and that would all that was necessary. That any opponents of the law would somehow be cowed into submission by protestors in the streets.

Civicz is hard.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 8:27:52am

re: #251 Hecuba’s daughter

Yes, the party is racist but let’s be fair here. They weren’t ok with any Democratic President getting healthcare for millions. Actually, the modern Republican Party is opposed to health care for all — is opposed to anything that helps anyone except the wealthy.

The Republican Party went crazy when Bill — a Southern white man — was elected president. Through their WSJ mouthpiece, they fabricated all types of charges against him and tried to bring him down for years. They believed then and they still believe today that only they are entitled to the presidency and they will do anything to retain it. Obama made the mistake of thinking that the Republican outrage was personal to the Clintons; he never understood that it was directed toward anyone who wasn’t Republican.

That’s what I’ve been saying all along. Any Dem would get the conservative “treatment”. Racism and sexism is just the icing on the conservative cake.

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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 8:28:06am
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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 8:28:25am

re: #252 GlutenFreeJesus

Thing is, they will. And there won’t be any safety measures taken re: COVID. I say let them.

I’m not so sure there will be. If he was making this threat 6 months ago or 12 months, then I’m sure there would be cities eager to jump at the chance.

But 3 months? Even if the country wasn’t dealing with a viral pandemic, that would be a tight shave. But in the midst of CV-19, that’s simply asking for a total clusterfuck to commence.

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 8:29:21am

re: #255 jaunte

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Yeah, thinking he might try to hold it at Mar-a-Lago isn’t so much of a joke anymore.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 8:29:50am
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retired cynic  May 25, 2020 • 8:30:06am

And today…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 8:30:34am

re: #232 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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I truly despise what the “Q” shit has done to my family.

Don’t know what fucked my family up more—Q, The Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine or Pulpit Pimping Preachers…

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i(m)p(each)sos  May 25, 2020 • 8:33:06am

If any good comes of this pandemic, maybe it will be that we all realize what a colossal waste of time and money the national political conventions have become.

One night of televised speeches, maybe.

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Decatur Deb  May 25, 2020 • 8:33:50am

re: #257 Targetpractice

Yeah, thinking he might try to hold it at Mar-a-Lago isn’t so much of a joke anymore.

If he doesn’t get the whole circus, with fireeaters, swordswallowers, and elephants, it is primetime proof that he lost control to a bug.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 8:33:52am

re: #245 Dr Lizardo

Yep, trying to find a city to host a major political convention on such short notice would be difficult - if not outright impossible - even in the best of circumstances.

Now? LOL if Trump makes good on his threat in a fit of pique, I guess he’ll just have to forego his convention coronation. He can sulk, I suppose. Or maybe play some more golf.

Hey, there’s an idea - he can host a GOP mini-convention at Mar-a-Lago. 🤣

I’m surprised Branson didn’t bid for the Trump Überfest!

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Teukka  May 25, 2020 • 8:34:01am

re: #260 Joe Bacon 🌹

I truly despise what the “Q” shit has done to my family.

Don’t know what fucked my family up more—Q, The Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine or Pulpit Pimping Preachers…

I despise the people that came up with Q, because once you have learned to analyze a story in a certain way, you come to realize it is SSDD, only refurbed and with a new snazzy paint job.

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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 8:34:23am
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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 8:35:10am

Florida Man Governor welcomes trillions of viruses.

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 8:35:26am

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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 8:35:53am

re: #249 Targetpractice

I’m sure Donny thinks if he yanks the convention from Charlotte, there will be a slew of red state cities that will clamor and beg for him to bestow such an “honor” upon them with a 3 months deadline hanging over their heads.

Though he’s probably right: if the RNC in Charlotte doesn’t happen, every red-state burg with an arena bigger than a high-school gym will likely be clamoring for the “privilege” of hosting Dear Leader’s Coronation the Convention.

That this might cause *ahem* a few logistical problems - still less confront the issue of a contagious pandemic still likely to be raging in August - has probably not occurred to them….

Though, as an aside, I wonder if the negative economic effects of a cancelled Convention might not have negative (political) repercussions in Charlotte, and NC (since we KNOW who the Orange Asshole and the GOP will blame). I know the city is far from a backwater: but losing the business from a big political convention isn’t a trivial sum. Though in the Pandemic Year, who knows….?

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Decatur Deb  May 25, 2020 • 8:36:30am

re: #263 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m surprised Branson didn’t bid for the Trump Überfest!

Nuremberg, Pennsylvania, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill and Luzerne counties, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 434 at the 2010 census.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 8:36:44am

re: #257 Targetpractice

Yeah, thinking he might try to hold it at Mar-a-Lago isn’t so much of a joke anymore.

GMTA.

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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 8:38:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:39:19am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  May 25, 2020 • 8:40:00am

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:43:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:43:47am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:45:15am

no masks

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:46:00am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 8:48:19am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Note who pays REAL respect…and who is fucking off again…

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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 8:48:25am

One thing you can give Melania credit for, she is ace at walking across lawn wearing stiletto heels!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:48:54am
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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 8:49:11am

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How nice: they’re holding hands…🥰

Probably because he wants to make sure she doesn’t bolt?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 8:49:31am

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 8:49:33am

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh, are we getting treated to a Memorial Day freakout…er, speech?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:50:16am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 8:50:40am

re: #257 Targetpractice

Yeah, thinking he might try to hold it at Mar-a-Lago isn’t so much of a joke anymore.

They need a community that has sufficient hotels nearby to accommodate such a large gathering — and given the participants are Republicans, they probably are all eager to attend and flout any rules that might remain in place to protect against coronavirus. They clearly have no compunction about exposing the workers to this disease, especially given that they don’t care about their own personal health or that of their loved ones either.

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 8:51:07am

re: #280 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“The rumors that I was the source of CV-19 in No. 10 are scandalous and untrue. Boris didn’t need my help to get sick.”

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Teddy's Person  May 25, 2020 • 8:52:22am

re: #281 Jay C

How nice: they’re holding hands…🥰

Probably because he wants to make sure she doesn’t bolt?

I think it’s so that he won’t wonder off confused and muttering to himself.

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 8:53:10am

re: #255 jaunte

A “Florida hotel”? Hmm…..wonder where that might be.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 25, 2020 • 8:53:26am

It’s fascinating and horrifying to watch the Trump cult relentlessly follow a path to more destruction and death that’s almost guaranteed to get it voted out of power, and yet it’s ideological commitment to freeedumb! renders it incapable of following any other course.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 8:55:58am

re: #288 Dr Lizardo

A “Florida hotel”? Hmm…..wonder where that might be.

O mighty Cthulhu if you could generate a Category 5 storm at a certain Presidential retreat while the GOP holds court there…

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 8:57:10am

Karen is having a bad day:

This is why it’s generally a bad idea to get drunk in public.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:58:08am

trump in 2017:

Other than golf, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.

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Decatur Deb  May 25, 2020 • 8:58:40am

re: #290 Joe Bacon 🌹

O mighty Cthulhu if you could generate a Category 5 storm at a certain Presidential retreat while the GOP holds court there…

You got any virginity left? ‘Cause that’s gonna cost ya.

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Teukka  May 25, 2020 • 8:58:48am

re: #291 Targetpractice

Karen is having a bad day:

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This is why it’s generally a bad idea to get drunk in public.

How many Karens are really Qarens?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 8:59:24am

Hey I know where Trump can move the GOP Convention to…and let’s have X and the Utah Outcasts gang drop a hint where it would be!

Ken Ham is Reopening The Ark Encounter

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 8:59:57am
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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 9:01:04am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

That was last month but it is very sad.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 9:01:14am

re: #294 Teukka

How many Karens are really Qarens?

Plenty…

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:01:34am

re: #261 i(m)p(each)sos

If any good comes of this pandemic, maybe it will be that we all realize what a colossal waste of time and money the national political conventions have become.

One night of televised speeches, maybe.

this was a sub-plot of a west wing episode

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 9:03:08am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:06:19am

re: #265 jaunte

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taken from that NPR article referenced above about weddings can easily be applied to the convention:

“These types of events end up being large crowds where people are having extended face-to-face conversations.”

The larger the guest list, the greater the potential that one of them is infected, says Powers, the UNC epidemiologist.

The danger varies greatly depending on the size of the gathering and how closely people gather.

“Bringing people from other communities” is high risk, says Landon, of the University of Chicago. “If people have to travel by car, by plane, from other places, you’re really asking for it.”

And really think twice about inviting…particularly older …members or those with underlying conditions. People may feel pressure to attend, even though it’s hazardous to their health — and even more so if you emphasize that you’re going to try to make it safe, says Landon.

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 9:06:29am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 9:07:33am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 9:07:46am

re: #291 Targetpractice

Karen is having a bad day:

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This is why it’s generally a bad idea to get drunk in public.

I iz confused. We seem to be using the name Karen now for someone who used to be called Becky. Wasn’t Becky the term for someone who was offended by minorities engaging in legal activities? When did Becky morph into Karen?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:09:00am

re: #268 Jay C

Though he’s probably right: if the RNC in Charlotte doesn’t happen, every red-state burg with an arena bigger than a high-school gym will likely be clamoring for the “privilege” of hosting Dear Leader’s Coronation the Convention.

That this might cause *ahem* a few logistical problems - still less confront the issue of a contagious pandemic still likely to be raging in August - has probably not occurred to them….

Though, as an aside, I wonder if the negative economic effects of a cancelled Convention might not have negative (political) repercussions in Charlotte, and NC (since we KNOW who the Orange Asshole and the GOP will blame). I know the city is far from a backwater: but losing the business from a big political convention isn’t a trivial sum. Though in the Pandemic Year, who knows….?

the convention was lost in March
just like sports, music, etc.
done. gone.
denying it, posturing like it’s still going to go on is just that - posturing

the question is whether it could be (safely) resurrected

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 9:10:06am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:11:33am

re: #276 Backwoods_Sleuth

no masks

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the president, singlehandedly made ‘no masks’ a politicized thing

if he had merely worn one from the start with no comment, no one else would have thought up this nonsense

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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 9:13:26am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:14:26am

re: #291 Targetpractice

Karen is having a bad day:

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This is why it’s generally a bad idea to get drunk in public.

someone needs to explain to Karen how, where, and by who(m) most ‘American’ music originated.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 25, 2020 • 9:14:40am

re: #295 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey I know where Trump can move the GOP Convention to…and let’s have X and the Utah Outcasts gang drop a hint where it would be!

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Good Dog, please don’t let them come to Kentucky!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 9:14:54am

re: #291 Targetpractice

Karen is having a bad day:

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This is why it’s generally a bad idea to get drunk in public.

Karen’s Gone Wild. 🤣🤣😭😭😭

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 9:15:23am

re: #304 Hecuba’s daughter

I iz confused. We seem to be using the name Karen now for someone who used to be called Becky. Wasn’t Becky the term for someone who was offended by minorities engaging in legal activities? When did Becky morph into Karen?

Eh, best explanation I’ve ever seen is that a “Becky” is someone who’s clueless about their privilege and their prejudice, while a “Karen” is someone who’s aware of their privilege and chooses to weaponize it.

So yeah, in this particular situation, she’d be better labeled a “Becky.”

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:18:35am

re: #310 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Good Dog, please don’t let them come to Kentucky!

does Florida have to do everything?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 25, 2020 • 9:18:51am

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

We’ll see. Not all the judges they chose are incompetent, even if they’re much more conservative than I’d like, and some of them have already failed to hold to the GOP line.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 9:20:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 9:21:49am

re: #313 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

does Florida have to do everything?

Experience matters…

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Targetpractice  May 25, 2020 • 9:22:20am

re: #315 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 9:22:55am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 9:23:15am

re: #312 Targetpractice

Eh, best explanation I’ve ever seen is that a “Becky” is someone who’s clueless about their privilege and their prejudice, while a “Karen” is someone who’s aware of their privilege and chooses to weaponize it.

So yeah, in this particular situation, she’d be better labeled a “Becky.”

I had thought of Becky as being a racist, while a Karen is entitled and privileged, thinking rules don’t apply to her. For example, Lori Loughlin would seem to be the epitome of a Karen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 9:23:49am
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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 9:25:12am

re: #319 Hecuba’s daughter

I had thought of Becky as being a racist, while a Karen is entitled and privileged, thinking rules don’t apply to her. For example, Lori Loughlin would seem to be the epitome of a Karen.

That Karen who parked her car in the middle of an intersection to go yell at a FedEx driver seemed to me the epitome of a Karen.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 25, 2020 • 9:25:32am

Beckys age into Karens

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 9:28:14am

re: #304 Hecuba’s daughter

I iz confused. We seem to be using the name Karen now for someone who used to be called Becky. Wasn’t Becky the term for someone who was offended by minorities engaging in legal activities? When did Becky morph into Karen?

Let me give this a shot.

You’re right about Beckie. She’s the one who calls the cops on minorities for no reason other than to harass them.

Karen on the other hand, wants to complain to your manager/company because she wants something she feels entitled to and gets told no. She figures if she complains loud and long enough, she will get it.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 25, 2020 • 9:29:16am

I think someone has posted this here before:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 9:30:30am

re: #324 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I think someone has posted this here before:

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Susan isn’t holding an AR-15?

I’m shocked…

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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 9:31:03am

Ivanka is a Becky.
Lara Leigh is a Karen.

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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 9:31:35am

re: #312 Targetpractice

Eh, best explanation I’ve ever seen is that a “Becky” is someone who’s clueless about their privilege and their prejudice, while a “Karen” is someone who’s aware of their privilege and chooses to weaponize it.

So yeah, in this particular situation, she’d be better labeled a “Becky.”

The difference I saw was that Karen’s get in your face while Becky’s call the police.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 25, 2020 • 9:34:43am

re: #313 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

does Florida have to do everything?

When it comes to having a superspreader event in the middle of a pandemic, Florida is welcome to it; I’m sure their Governor will welcome the GOP Convention with open arms.

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Barefoot Grin  May 25, 2020 • 9:35:37am

My favorite Karens have that aggressive wedge haircut.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 9:41:02am

Inside every Karen is a soul that lusts to belong to Rupert’s Fox News Stable…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 9:41:04am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 9:42:13am

re: #260 Joe Bacon 🌹

I truly despise what the “Q” shit has done to my family.

Don’t know what fucked my family up more—Q, The Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine or Pulpit Pimping Preachers…

I’m sorry that happened to you.

Religious cults tend to do that, whether it’s Q, Republicans, or churches.

When it’s only one cultist, the cultist will disown everyone (like Scientologists) unless they can convert others.

Q is very much like the birth of a new religion, with the Internet replacing the traditional holy book. New religions attract zealots.

My mother is nearly eighty. It seems unlikely she will live more than ten years, and when she dies I will be left entirely out of my family thanks to churches. One by one they all disowned me, starting with my ex-wife and ending with my son.

I’ve found family to be those who care about you rather than to whom you are related. People here are more like family.

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 9:43:54am

I’d like to pay my deepest respects to all those whose sacrifices and service to our country should be acknowledged today. The many who selflessly gave for our benefit and the families whose sacrifice is often overlooked.

I miss my dad.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 9:45:07am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

So, I was planning on experimenting on making some Navajo flatbread…got all the ingredients together and then suddenly realized that I don’t have a rolling pin, LOL. I’ll find a cheap one at the little Vietnamese shop down the street. Guess I’ll go pick one up tomorrow - it’s a day off.

Got a wine bottle?

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Kilroy was here  May 25, 2020 • 9:45:46am

re: #331 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.

Saw it opening day… It was for my 13th Birthday Party..
I still remember just how exciting it was at that age.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 9:46:37am

re: #174 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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If I take a bath the cats are all about the tub as it fills as well. Just curious about the large amount of water being collected. And a few of them will also do the paw dip thing as well. None have slipped in yet.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 9:47:05am

re: #331 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I remember when Star Wars was released in 1977 and the movie reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette said it was a homage to the Saturday Matinee Serials that kids flocked to see in the 30s and 40s…and it really wasn’t anything special…yet the original ran at the same theater in Pittsburgh for two years…and I remember the LONG LONG lines going down the block waiting to see it!

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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 9:52:21am

re: #333 A Cranky One

I’d like to pay my deepest respects to all those whose sacrifices and service to our country should be acknowledged today. The many who selflessly gave for our benefit and the families whose sacrifice is often overlooked.

I miss my dad.

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That appears to be an impressive collection of decorations: can you interpret them for us (I recognize the Vietnam medal, and the Legion of Merit (!), but not the rest)?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 9:53:01am

re: #326 The Pie Overlord!

Ivanka is a Becky.
Lara Leigh is a Karen.

Ivanka seems like a Karen to me — entitled, privileged, with the belief that no one else matters.

Who is Lara Leigh?

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 9:55:01am

re: #334 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Got a wine bottle?

Yeah, that’d work. Didn’t think of that. Thanks.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:55:54am

re: #331 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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thus making danish a hair style

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:56:23am

re: #332 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m sorry that happened to you.

Religious cults tend to do that, whether it’s Q, Republicans, or churches.

When it’s only one cultist, the cultist will disown everyone (like Scientologists) unless they can convert others.

Q is very much like the birth of a new religion, with the Internet replacing the traditional holy book. New religions attract zealots.

My mother is nearly eighty. It seems unlikely she will live more than ten years, and when she dies I will be left entirely out of my family thanks to churches. One by one they all disowned me, starting with my ex-wife and ending with my son.

I’ve found family to be those who care about you rather than to whom you are related. People here are more like family.

+1

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 9:57:00am

re: #333 A Cranky One

I’d like to pay my deepest respects to all those whose sacrifices and service to our country should be acknowledged today. The many who selflessly gave for our benefit and the families whose sacrifice is often overlooked.

I miss my dad.

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Bless your heart.

This is a hard day to always get through because of the burning hatred I have for Dumbya and the thugs who lied us into a useless war. And for that I got a consolation prize which I threw in the trash and never wanted anything more to do with it…

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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 9:57:26am

re: #336 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

If I take a bath the cats are all about the tub as it fills as well. Just curious about the large amount of water being collected. And a few of them will also do the paw dip thing as well. None have slipped in yet.

Many moons ago, I lived in a house with an old claw-foot bathtub: and every time I or my housemates would take a bath, one of our cats (a tiny black alley Persian) would jump up on the toilet, carefully step onto the rim of the tub, and tidily pace back and forth, back and forth, carefully turning around when she reached the faucets. Only that cat, and only when there was a human in the tub. And never fell in, thank Bast: the little darling had extremely sharp claws…..

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 9:58:42am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

So, I was planning on experimenting on making some Navajo flatbread…got all the ingredients together and then suddenly realized that I don’t have a rolling pin, LOL. I’ll find a cheap one at the little Vietnamese shop down the street. Guess I’ll go pick one up tomorrow - it’s a day off.

i had no trouble just using the heel of my hand

flour the board/counter and well flour your hand too.

piece of cake, er bread

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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 10:00:26am

re: #333 A Cranky One

I’d like to pay my deepest respects to all those whose sacrifices and service to our country should be acknowledged today. The many who selflessly gave for our benefit and the families whose sacrifice is often overlooked.

I miss my dad.

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Both my parents served in WW2 and we miss them. Mom was the only woman in the family who joined the military; she was stationed in Europe, but the men in the family served in Europe, the Philippines, North Africa, and in the CBI theater (my dad).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 10:00:31am

re: #249 Targetpractice

I’m sure Donny thinks if he yanks the convention from Charlotte, there will be a slew of red state cities that will clamor and beg for him to bestow such an “honor” upon them with a 3 months deadline hanging over their heads.

Or… he forces it to one of his properties as an extremis emergency. Would still be a massive disaster of an event, but DT gets paid!

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Dread Pirate  May 25, 2020 • 10:00:41am
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Teukka  May 25, 2020 • 10:00:56am

So this floated by in my Facebook feed…

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 10:01:47am

I certainly remember the original Star Wars film. I remember it because my dad gave me quite possibly the best birthday present ever.

He took me to the second opening at Mann’s Chinese Theater on August 3rd, 1977 (my birthday). My dad knew a few people at Mann’s and scored us tickets. And I got to see C3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader place their footprints in the cement in the forecourt.

So that was my eighth birthday present.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:02:06am

re: #336 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

If I take a bath the cats are all about the tub as it fills as well. Just curious about the large amount of water being collected. And a few of them will also do the paw dip thing as well. None have slipped in yet.

it’s not fun if they slip after you’ve already settled into the tub

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 10:03:10am

re: #348 Dread Pirate

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to him it’s a holiday
golf, partying, barbecue, whatever
a day off
(from what, i have no idea. it’s not like he works)

golf, partying, barbecue, whatever

he probably had no idea what it was and that there was one last year….until someone explained it to him this morning.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 10:03:21am

re: #339 Hecuba’s daughter

Ivanka seems like a Karen to me — entitled, privileged, with the belief that no one else matters.

Who is Lara Leigh?

Mrs. Eric Trump, the one who is always complaining about how much she “sacrifices” and “nobody appreciates”

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Jay C  May 25, 2020 • 10:04:23am

re: #353 The Pie Overlord!

Mrs. Eric Trump, the one who is always complaining about how much she “sacrifices” and “nobody appreciates”

Yep. Karen to the core kore……

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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 10:04:32am

If you blinked, you missed the Stonekettle pen sale. Gone in 60 seconds!

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 25, 2020 • 10:05:11am

CNN headline. Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

Wish his father had pulled out.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 10:09:24am

bumper tables

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 10:11:43am

re: #355 The Pie Overlord!

If you blinked, you missed the Stonekettle pen sale. Gone in 60 seconds!

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I scored a couple.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 10:12:19am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 10:13:47am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s not fun if they slip after you’ve already settled into the tub

I got worried the one day when one of the cats got bold and walked from tub rim onto my chest in order to more closely sniff the water surface.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:13:53am

LOOK AT ME ME ME ME ME!!!

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 10:14:44am

re: #338 Jay C

That appears to be an impressive collection of decorations: can you interpret them for us (I recognize the Vietnam medal, and the Legion of Merit (!), but not the rest.)

Bronze Star, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster (LoM was awarded twice), Meritorious Service, Vietnam Service, Air Force Commendation (twice), National Defense Service, Rebublic of Vietnam Campaign, American Campaign, not sure of the last one.

Edit to fix typo.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 10:14:54am

Better pic of the skull pen.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 10:16:07am

Thread. With receipts.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 10:17:22am

re: #333 A Cranky One

I’d like to pay my deepest respects to all those whose sacrifices and service to our country should be acknowledged today. The many who selflessly gave for our benefit and the families whose sacrifice is often overlooked.

I miss my dad.

I am so sorry for your loss.

navy.togetherweserved.com

(goes to Navy Together We Served, my father’s on-line shadowbox)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:18:01am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:19:57am

re: #364 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 10:20:09am

“… 12:50 p.m.: WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine study
The World Health Organization said it would pause its study on the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as part of its ongoing research into COVID-19 treatments.

The move comes after a study was published in medical journal The Lancet that found coronavirus patients who took the drug were more likely to die or develop irregular heart rhythms. WHO said its executive group of the Solidarity Trial is reviewing data on its research into the drug while the pause goes into effect.

“The other arms of the trial are continuing,” Dr. Samba Sow, director general of the Center for Vaccine Development in Mali, said at a news conference. “This concern relates to the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloraquine in COVID-19.” …”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:20:24am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 10:21:54am

re: #337 Joe Bacon 🌹

I remember when Star Wars was released in 1977 and the movie reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette said it was a homage to the Saturday Matinee Serials that kids flocked to see in the 30s and 40s…and it really wasn’t anything special…yet the original ran at the same theater in Pittsburgh for two years…and I remember the LONG LONG lines going down the block waiting to see it!

My mother dragged me, my sister, and my cousins to the opening day showing in Alma, Mich. (strangely on the same day as major cities). My mother is a big sci-fi buff.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 10:22:17am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pulled from the market due to studies showing that it caused shrinkage and the need to call upon substitute artificial appendages.
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Dread Pirate  May 25, 2020 • 10:22:24am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 10:24:26am

re: #358 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I scored a couple.

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How much are they of I might ask?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 10:24:42am

Daines in Montana must be desperate. I commented a few days back about a Lindsey Graham video espousing him turning up on YouTube. Now just got one featuring Ted Cruz.

Secretly wonder if this is a very subtle anti-Daines campaign.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:28:15am

Steph the Outraged Snowflake:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 10:30:32am

re: #368 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 10:31:17am

re: #373 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How much are they of I might ask?

The skull pen was $120.00 and the Pink Ivory was $35.00
It’ll be awhile before I buy another pen or two.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:33:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:34:54am
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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 10:35:12am

I am making this for Shavuot.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 10:35:46am

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

Steph the Outraged Snowflake:

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Womp Womp

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:36:12am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 10:36:47am

re: #380 The Pie Overlord!

I am making this for Shavuot.

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Oh that looks beautiful!

Now I’m thinking of the time when a coworker brought a Sanders Bumpy Cake to work…so sinfully delicious…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 10:38:38am

My favored Memorial Day image to post. (Put it up on Facebook earlier.)

From the cemetery at Coleville-de-sur right above Omaha Beach in Normandy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:41:20am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 10:42:30am
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Barefoot Grin  May 25, 2020 • 10:43:08am

On my dog walk today I noticed a car with a kind of trifecta of derp car magnet: it was a cross (crucifix) in camo with the image of a waving flag faintly visible overlain.

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

re: #368 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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we regret we were forced to spend any time and resources on this dumbassery

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 10:44:49am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 25, 2020 • 10:44:55am

As soon as I saw the tweet about the convention I thought he was trying to make a play to hold it at one of his properties.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 10:45:07am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 10:45:56am

re: #372 Dread Pirate

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‘we’ already know this

you cannot convince ‘them’ that wearing a mask is prudent

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 10:47:16am

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

Steph the Outraged Snowflake:

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how has ‘the media’ done this?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 10:48:30am

Why is Allah everywhere & Hashem is everywhere but Jesus is only in church?

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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 10:51:42am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 10:53:39am

Carrier plane takeoff - 2:50 PM EDT; 1:50 PM CDT; 12:50 PM MDT
Launch - 3:40 PM EDT; 2:40 PM CDT; 1:40 PM MDT

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William Lewis  May 25, 2020 • 10:54:03am

A rainy day here. In a mood as well. So, here instead of a rant is my favorite Memorial day image.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 10:54:57am

There was no special presentation today at Rose Hill Cemetery due to the epidemic. In a town comprised of so many veterans and family members of military personnel, that hurt deeply here.

It’s noon in the Old West. It’s time for me to go out and raise the village flags. Back in a bit.

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William Lewis  May 25, 2020 • 10:55:29am

re: #394 The Pie Overlord!

Why is Allah everywhere & Hashem is everywhere but Jesus is only in church?

Because too many of us mistake the coffee hour of gossip afterwards for the worship and ignore His actual teachings.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 10:57:26am
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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 11:00:44am

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 25, 2020 • 11:01:45am

re: #268 Jay C

Though he’s probably right: if the RNC in Charlotte doesn’t happen, every red-state burg with an arena bigger than a high-school gym will likely be clamoring for the “privilege” of hosting Dear Leader’s Coronation the Convention.

That this might cause *ahem* a few logistical problems - still less confront the issue of a contagious pandemic still likely to be raging in August - has probably not occurred to them….

Though, as an aside, I wonder if the negative economic effects of a cancelled Convention might not have negative (political) repercussions in Charlotte, and NC (since we KNOW who the Orange Asshole and the GOP will blame). I know the city is far from a backwater: but losing the business from a big political convention isn’t a trivial sum. Though in the Pandemic Year, who knows….?

I nominate Lubbock. It has the enormous United Supermarket Arena (no, that’s really the name) which is seriously under-utilized outside basketball season, as well as an airport, plenty of churches and roughly the same number of bars (@220 of each) as well as good medical facilities and a MAGA-friendly populace and media

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 11:04:05am

re: #394 The Pie Overlord!

Why is Allah everywhere & Hashem is everywhere but Jesus is only in church?

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Pulpit Pimps need to fill up the collection plates to make their monthly mortgage payments!

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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 11:04:27am

re: #402 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Bonus! It’s named for a traitor.
en.wikipedia.org

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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 11:05:45am

re: #384 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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My favored Memorial Day image to post. (Put it up on Facebook earlier.)

From the cemetery at Coleville-de-sur right above Omaha Beach in Normandy.

Pictures don’t do it justice. Seeing the rows upon rows in person makes it more real. And tragic.

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 11:06:34am

re: #395 jaunte

They can even have some snazzy music:

Königgrätzer Marsch

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 11:06:54am

re: #401 jaunte

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Silent movie 1976 Engulf and Devour

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 11:12:05am
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mmmirele  May 25, 2020 • 11:12:55am

re: #268 Jay C

I can tell you one red state city that likely will not be bidding—Phoenix. It’s too damned hot and the majority of the leadership is Democratic. *Possibly* Glendale (home of Cardinals stadium) might bid, but I’m telling you, bringing 50,000 people here in the middle of August, when the *low* temperature hovers around 88F/31C and no hotel within reasonable walking distance of Cardinal stadium in 100F+ heat, it ain’t happening.

On the other hand, the heat would keep picketers away. Not everyone is as stupid as me to go picketing when it’s 110F outside, but even I wouldn’t drive 45 miles away to picket Trump. He’s not worth my time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 11:13:43am

re: #269 Decatur Deb

Nuremberg, Pennsylvania, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill and Luzerne counties, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 434 at the 2010 census.

Or as we would call that in my town, “the big city.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 11:14:54am
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Barefoot Grin  May 25, 2020 • 11:15:20am

The RNC should see if Altamont is available.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 11:16:32am

re: #412 Barefoot Grin

The RNC should see if Altamont is available.

Let them congregate in the various cheesy theaters Branson has!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 11:18:01am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 11:18:22am
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aatharuv  May 25, 2020 • 11:22:14am

re: #412 Barefoot Grin

The RNC should see if Altamont is available.

The Altamont speedway? Please no. I mean, it’s in the Bay Area exurbs and barely a mile from a district that just went blue this cycle, so Donnie can get some vanity points for holding his ralley in the midst of his enemies, but surely there are places which are more deserving of the Grace of His Presence.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 25, 2020 • 11:25:33am

re: #404 jaunte

Bonus! It’s named for a traitor.
en.wikipedia.org

Excellent point. Before his brief career as a Civil War bushwhacker, Tom Lubbock was a “most zealous and ardent” supporter. of something called the Knights of the Golden Circle. This was a secret society that wanted to conquer all the lands around the Caribbean (the eponymous “Golden circle”) and carve them up into new slave states. This would have meant re-instituting slavery in areas where it had been abolished decades earlier. The Knights figure in old West lore about hidden treasure and such. They also bequeathed some of their nomenclature and quite a few of their surviving members to the later Ku Klux Klan.

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retired cynic  May 25, 2020 • 11:26:41am

re: #417 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That is new to me; thank you. Not surprising, of course!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 11:28:34am

re: #312 Targetpractice

Eh, best explanation I’ve ever seen is that a “Becky” is someone who’s clueless about their privilege and their prejudice, while a “Karen” is someone who’s aware of their privilege and chooses to weaponize it.

So yeah, in this particular situation, she’d be better labeled a “Becky.”

From “Bar-b-que Becky” (the original), who called the cops on an African-American family in Oakland for making bar-b-que in a city park, which all sorts of people do.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 11:29:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 11:35:31am
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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 11:39:12am

Just going to sit back and watch:

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mmmirele  May 25, 2020 • 11:40:19am

re: #370 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My mother dragged me, my sister, and my cousins to the opening day showing in Alma, Mich. (strangely on the same day as major cities). My mother is a big sci-fi buff.

My younger sister dragged me to see it the first weekend. I had no idea what the film was about but there were a lot of people in line. It was OK, I guess, but not life-changing. OTOH, I did watch The Empire Strikes Back 65 times the summer it came out. You can tell where my heart is.

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BeachDem  May 25, 2020 • 11:42:05am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I think I’ll still get mine witnessed—better safe than not counted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 11:43:02am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 11:43:36am
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mmmirele  May 25, 2020 • 11:47:17am

re: #398 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There was no special presentation today at Rose Hill Cemetery due to the epidemic. In a town comprised of so many veterans and family members of military personnel, that hurt deeply here.

It’s noon in the Old West. It’s time for me to go out and raise the village flags. Back in a bit.

Hey, speaking of flags, did Trump ever issue a proclamation for lowering the flags to half-mast for coronavirus victims, or was that just the usual lies?

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William Lewis  May 25, 2020 • 11:47:40am

Found an old image in my folders. It’s probably between 10 and 15 years old, I’d guess. A Russian made Kiev 4a camera was my ax at the time. It was the prewar Zeiss Jena Contax II that had been taken over by the Soviets as war reparations. I had a prewar Zeiss made lens at the time that I loved. One of my favorite pastimes is to go driving until I see an image. This was one of them.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 11:49:00am

re: #423 mmmirele

Like you, The Empire Strikes Back was my favorite Star Wars film, but then I’m a Trekkie and not a real Star Wars fan.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 11:50:12am

Dad and I went to see Star Wars in July of 1977. I sure remember how Dad was impressed with the flying sequences. He said that it reminded him of Howard Hughes “Hell’s Angels” and those Republic serials he loved as a kid.

My nephews got obsessed with it, they went to see it dozens of times. Me? I had no interest in any of the sequels. When I was a kid I was fascinated by Star Trek and Irwin Allen’s 60’s shows but I grew out of it. Now I look at Star Trek and realize just how cheesy the effects were ESPECIALLY in Irwin Allen’s shows…

However I’m still fascinated with Twilight Zone, Boris Karloff’s Thriller and the original Outer Limits. Maybe it’s because they’re in black and white but the scripts hold my attention.

I remember how sad I was when Serling passed away. One hell of a writer. Always wondered what he would have been able to create if he had not smoked so much…

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mmmirele  May 25, 2020 • 11:52:49am

re: #424 BeachDem

I think I’ll still get mine witnessed—better safe than not counted.

In Arizona, if you fill out the ballot yourself, all you do is sign, date and put your phone number on the front of the envelope. If you help someone vote, there is a place on the envelope where you attest to that, but you also have to get the person you’re helping to vote to sign the envelope as well. My mother can’t see that well, so the last time I helped her vote, I put her pen on the X and told her to just sign away. Her signature was all over the place.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 25, 2020 • 11:54:24am

re: #431 mmmirele

In Minnesota, all mail-in ballots have to be signed and witnessed by another registered Minnesota voter, but it is enough to have them witnessed by someone in your home. They don’t have to be notarized or anything crazy like that. My wife and I could witness each other’s ballots and be done with it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 11:55:51am

Ah, Miss Betty Bowers chimes in!

Evangelicals Unmasked

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 12:00:06pm

I was clearing Ft. Campbell, heading to an assignment at the Ranger School at Ft. Benning, when the crash occurred, and wasn’t able to attend the memorial.

News coverage and video of the crash

During the same time period another fellow Pathfinder, SFC Albert SImon, then with the Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment, killed himself and his wife.
I learned of his death as I was in-processing at Benning a month later

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 25, 2020 • 12:01:02pm

The thing that impressed me about the original Star Wars was the used, scruffy, lived in look of the sets and props. This was a welcome change from the extreme, and rather implausible, sterility that had become a convention in movie and TV SF.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 12:01:11pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 25, 2020 • 12:02:53pm
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Charles Johnson  May 25, 2020 • 12:03:29pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 25, 2020 • 12:04:26pm

re: #435 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The thing that impressed me about the original Star Wars was the used, scruffy, lived in look of the sets and props. This was a welcome change from the extreme, and rather implausible, sterility that had become a convention in movie and TV SF.

Right. I hadn’t thought about it before but that simple change made it much more accessible

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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 12:06:14pm

Someone mentioned the restaurant named Thai Tanic yesterday. This is a restaurant in Richardson, Tx:

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The Ghost of a Flea  May 25, 2020 • 12:07:40pm

re: #437 goddamnedfrank

I can’t get over how people don’t get that “novel virus” means we do not know what it does to your entire body and therefore there are risks beyond respiratory problems and death.

I mean, we’re beginning to get a picture and it’s not pretty.

Then again, the people unmoved by death because they see the movement of the virus as meaningful—that people live or die for reasons, even though plague is just a random walk through a population—probably are going to be indifferent to the idea of millions of maimed people, too.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 12:08:35pm

re: #437 goddamnedfrank

And the local county numbers, if you took them as fully accurate are inflicting a 10% fatality rate. Which means that it’s a lot more deadly than the flu and/or the number of actual infection cases is still being seriously uncounted and undetected.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 12:09:04pm

re: #425 Backwoods_Sleuth

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not my first rodeo

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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 12:10:29pm
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BeachDem  May 25, 2020 • 12:10:34pm

re: #431 mmmirele

In Arizona, if you fill out the ballot yourself, all you do is sign, date and put your phone number on the front of the envelope. If you help someone vote, there is a place on the envelope where you attest to that, but you also have to get the person you’re helping to vote to sign the envelope as well. My mother can’t see that well, so the last time I helped her vote, I put her pen on the X and told her to just sign away. Her signature was all over the place.

Ours has the signature/witness stuff on the return envelope and a separate form for
“Authorization to return absentee ballot” by someone else, which sounds similar to your helping someone vote.

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ckkatz  May 25, 2020 • 12:12:41pm

re: #120 Dr Lizardo

When satire becomes reality…

You Can Eat Dog Food

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Charles Johnson  May 25, 2020 • 12:13:55pm
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Dread Pirate  May 25, 2020 • 12:19:56pm
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gocart mozart  May 25, 2020 • 12:21:54pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 12:24:33pm

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200524 edition ———————————>
“Rock (W)ranglers”

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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 12:24:48pm

re: #442 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And the local county numbers, if you took them as fully accurate are inflicting a 10% fatality rate. Which means that it’s a lot more deadly than the flu and/or the number of actual infection cases is still being seriously uncounted and undetected.

It is more deadly than the flu but it’s also being significantly undercounted since those who are asymptomatic or have mild cases are generally not tested. It would not be surprising if the total case number is at least 5 to 10 times the reported number in this country. As measured by worldometer, Diamond Princess would seem to be the best case study — and, with an older than average population, its death rate to date is less than 2%, with only 4 of the unresolved cases in serious condition.

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 12:25:27pm

re: #435 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The thing that impressed me about the original Star Wars was the used, scruffy, lived in look of the sets and props. This was a welcome change from the extreme, and rather implausible, sterility that had become a convention in movie and TV SF.

1972’s Silent Running probably gave Lucas some inspiration for that look. I appreciated that in Star Wars as well - it showed us a “lived-in” universe and came across as more authentic and realistic. And as I got older, I came to appreciate that the original trilogy starts in media res.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  May 25, 2020 • 12:28:00pm

Long weekend, feeling exhausted from trying to prevent family members from Doing Epically Stupid Stuff, but I had time to find this gem, from the growing feud between Scarborough & Trump,

Apparently, Ted Cruz has jumped in, pointing out the inconvenient truth that back in 2016, Morning Joe gave Drumpf billions in free airtime:

“Joe, you chased after Trump for 2 years like a teenage girl throwing her panties at the latest boy band; now you pretend to be this indignant paragon of virtue outraged at everything he says & does. All to get invited to DC cocktail parties & thrill the 13 people watching MSNBC,” Cruz tweeted.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 12:28:18pm

re: #449 gocart mozart

Who wore it better?

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  May 25, 2020 • 12:29:27pm

re: #452 Dr Lizardo

1972’s Silent Running probably gave Lucas some inspiration for that look. I appreciated that in Star Wars as well - it showed us a “lived-in” universe and came across as more authentic and realistic. And as I got older, I came to appreciate that the original trilogy starts in media res.

Recently watched Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, on Disney+

Just incomprehensibly bad. Illogical. Stupid.

Made Transformers movies look well-thought-out, with clever dialogue.

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William Lewis  May 25, 2020 • 12:29:36pm

re: #452 Dr Lizardo

1972’s Silent Running probably gave Lucas some inspiration for that look. I appreciated that in Star Wars as well - it showed us a “lived-in” universe and came across as more authentic and realistic. And as I got older, I came to appreciate that the original trilogy starts in media res.

I dearly loved how Rouge One had the brass ones to slot straight into that beginning with them holding off Vader and the rest of the Empire just long enough to set that up.

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JC1  May 25, 2020 • 12:32:16pm

re: #451 Hecuba’s daughter

It is more deadly than the flu but it’s also being significantly undercounted since those who are asymptomatic or have mild cases are generally not tested. It would not be surprising if the total case number is at least 5 to 10 times the reported number in this country. As measured by worldometer, Diamond Princess would seem to be the best case study — and, with an older than average population, its death rate to date is less than 2%, with only 4 of the unresolved cases in serious condition.

I think that the best data we have is data from South Korea and NYC. Antibody tests suggest that around 20% of NYC residents have had COVID19, and a bit over .25% of NYC population died; extrapolating from this gets up to around a 1.25% mortality rate. Maybe a bit higher since deaths probably lag a bit more than antibodies.

South Korea did extensive initial contact tracing and testing. They should have far fewer unknown cases than other countries. They’re showing a 2.38% death rate overall, with the vast majority in those over over 50.

Assuming that hospitals don’t become overwhelmed, I would wager good money that the overall mortality rate will be between 1.2 and 2%; skewed very heavily to those over 50.

According to South Korea’s data, those over 70 have a 10%+ IFR

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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 12:32:45pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 12:33:21pm

re: #456 William Lewis

I dearly loved how Rouge One had the brass ones to slot straight into that beginning with them holding off Vader and the rest of the Empire just long enough to set that up.

Of the recent Star Wars films, Rouge One is my favorite. Also - had the sheer cojones to kill off the heroes. And that final confrontation with Vader? Hot damn, that was the Darth Vader each and every one of us imagined as a kid when we saw the original trilogy, the Sith Lord at his peak.

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William Lewis  May 25, 2020 • 12:34:13pm

re: #455 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Recently watched Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, on Disney+

Just incomprehensibly bad. Illogical. Stupid.

Made Transformers movies look well-thought-out, with clever dialogue.

Too many cooks, yada yada, and Disney being Disney and getting cold feet about the heroes being nobodies. The last scene of her taking the Skywalker name would have meant more to me if she had no connection at all to anyone before.

I still think the best moment in the third trilogy is when the kid uses the force to pick up his broom.

(The unshot draft that everyone is commenting on and many praising of late sounded even worse to me. Ugh.)

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JC1  May 25, 2020 • 12:35:58pm

re: #459 Dr Lizardo

Of the recent Star Wars films, Rouge One is my favorite. Also - had the sheer cojones to kill off the heroes. And that final confrontation with Vader? Hot damn, that was the Darth Vader each and every one of us imagined as a kid when we saw the original trilogy, the Sith Lord at his peak.

Rogue One was good. I disliked The Phantom Menace and thought that The Last Jedi was the worst one up to that point. Haven’t bothered to watch Solo or Rise of the Skywalker and probably never will; The Last Jedi left that much of a bad taste in my mouth.

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William Lewis  May 25, 2020 • 12:36:53pm

re: #455 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Made Transformers movies look well-thought-out, with clever dialogue.

I’ll also say this, for me the 2007 movie is smack in the “So Bad It’s Fun” category.

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stpaulbear  May 25, 2020 • 12:38:38pm

re: #449 gocart mozart

That dress was meant to keep squirrels off her face.

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danarchy  May 25, 2020 • 12:41:13pm

Is Rouge One the new makeup based spinnoff of project runway? ;)

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gocart mozart  May 25, 2020 • 12:41:13pm

re: #454 Joe Bacon 🌹
Alt version

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retired cynic  May 25, 2020 • 12:41:27pm

re: #420 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Thank you for posting these. It helps bring the day home to the rest of us.

Said before, but my pop went ashore at Normandy +1. It affected his life, which meant that it affected our life.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 12:43:49pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 12:45:36pm

re: #461 JC1

Rogue One was good. I disliked The Phantom Menace and thought that The Last Jedi was the worst one up to that point. Haven’t bothered to watch Solo or Rise of the Skywalker and probably never will; The Last Jedi left that much of a bad taste in my mouth.

Only thing I truly enjoyed in The Last Jedi was the scene between Luke and Yoda’s Force Ghost. For that brief moment, it captured the essence of the original trilogy.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 25, 2020 • 12:46:10pm

The other day I wondered if the GOP was going to hold their convention or not, and whether that was going to cause problems.

Sure enough, today I find on Twitter trending “Republican National Convention ” and of course, it’s Trump threatening to move it from Charlotte, NC, because NC is not going to relax their social distancing requirements.

To where does Trump think he’s going to move it?

Probably no where, but Trump just wants to throw shit at the governor of NC.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 12:50:00pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 12:51:21pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 12:51:47pm

re: #457 JC1

I think that the best data we have is data from South Korea and NYC. Antibody tests suggest that around 20% of NYC residents have had COVID19, and a bit over .25% of NYC population died; extrapolating from this gets up to around a 1.25% mortality rate. Maybe a bit higher since deaths probably lag a bit more than antibodies.

South Korea did extensive initial contact tracing and testing. They should have far fewer unknown cases than other countries. They’re showing a 2.38% death rate overall, with the vast majority in those over over 50.

Assuming that hospitals don’t become overwhelmed, I would wager good money that the overall mortality rate will be between 1.2 and 2%; skewed very heavily to those over 50.

According to South Korea’s data, those over 70 have a 10%+ IFR

I remain a little skeptical about antibody tests because so many are apparently not reliable. The 1-2% overall mortality seems reasonable and definitely consistent with Diamond Princess.

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JC1  May 25, 2020 • 12:54:22pm

re: #472 Hecuba’s daughter

I remain a little skeptical about antibody tests because so many are apparently not reliable. The 1-2% overall mortality seems reasonable and definitely consistent with Diamond Princess.

That’s fair. I haven’t seen which test they used and what the specificity was. I’m giving them a benefit of the doubt that they used one of the better ones.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 12:55:27pm

This is disappointing.
You would think Virgin had learned some things from how space launches have been displayed across media platforms for the past few years.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 12:56:19pm
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A Cranky One  May 25, 2020 • 12:57:21pm

re: #440 Belafon

Someone mentioned the restaurant named Thai Tanic yesterday. This is a restaurant in Richardson, Tx:

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Pho is pronounced “Fu” as in the word we say about Dumbover Donnie.

That makes this is the best restaurant name ever:

Pho King Good

phokinggood.net

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 12:58:15pm

re: #471 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Something malfunctioned.

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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 12:58:54pm

Amazon might be thinking about buying JC Penny.

retailwire.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 25, 2020 • 1:01:42pm

Worldometer has the current US toll at 99,600 and change.

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jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 1:01:57pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 1:03:43pm

re: #456 William Lewis

I dearly loved how Rouge One had the brass ones to slot straight into that beginning with them holding off Vader and the rest of the Empire just long enough to set that up.

re: #459 Dr Lizardo

Of the recent Star Wars films, Rouge One is my favorite. Also - had the sheer cojones to kill off the heroes. And that final confrontation with Vader? Hot damn, that was the Darth Vader each and every one of us imagined as a kid when we saw the original trilogy, the Sith Lord at his peak.

isn’t it Rogue One?

dudes, i am not a star wars fan and dont know much about it

;-)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:03:57pm

re: #477 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Something malfunctioned.

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Yeah, I kind of surmised that
re: #475 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 1:04:15pm

re: #279 The Pie Overlord!

It would be instant face plant for me.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:04:47pm
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plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 1:06:53pm

re: #304 Hecuba’s daughter

I think Karen is a bit older, more ma’am.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 1:07:27pm
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danarchy  May 25, 2020 • 1:08:30pm

I don’t think the Diamond Princess is necessarily a great metric. The age demographics on the ship were so skewed.

Diamond Princess age demographics.

Just roughly looking at the numbers people over 60 made up about 60% of the ships passengers where they are only 16% of the general population.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:09:26pm

re: #486 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 1:10:34pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 1:12:02pm

re: #481 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

isn’t it Rogue One?

dudes, i am not a star wars fan and dont know much about it

;-)

LOL you’re right, I didn’t catch that. 😄

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:12:40pm
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Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 1:13:13pm

re: #487 danarchy

I don’t think the Diamond Princess is necessarily a great metric. The age demographics on the ship were so skewed.

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Just roughly looking at the numbers people over 60 made up about 60% of the ships passengers where they are only 16% of the general population.

The samples are large enough to make some inferences from. We just can’t say “x people died divided by the number of passengers.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 1:13:24pm

re: #459 Dr Lizardo

Of the recent Star Wars films, Rouge One is my favorite. Also - had the sheer cojones to kill off the heroes. And that final confrontation with Vader? Hot damn, that was the Darth Vader each and every one of us imagined as a kid when we saw the original trilogy, the Sith Lord at his peak.

Original trilogy was Vader as Cosmic Bad-Ass with some haunting things in his background. Second trilogy established him as a weak-minded ill-disciplined (but talented) whiny teen. Which makes the later Vader some sort of extended hissy fit.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 25, 2020 • 1:13:46pm

re: #487 danarchy

I don’t think the Diamond Princess is necessarily a great metric. The age demographics on the ship were so skewed.

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Just roughly looking at the numbers people over 60 made up about 60% of the ships passengers where they are only 16% of the general population.

Don’t forget that there were also about a thousand crew members, who would juice up the 25-50 groups. Still not really representative, but it’s what we have.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 1:15:15pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:15:31pm

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:16:12pm

re: #496 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 1:16:33pm

re: #350 Dr Lizardo

Lucky kid! That is totally bad ass. I saw it for the first time in Santa Fe. (On vacation) It lived up to all the hype and more. Still one of my very favorite movies of all time.

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danarchy  May 25, 2020 • 1:18:04pm

re: #494 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Don’t forget that there were also about a thousand crew members, who would juice up the 25-50 groups. Still not really representative, but it’s what we have.

that 3711 number includes passengers and crew.

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PhillyPretzel  May 25, 2020 • 1:19:21pm

I am here but please do not ask me to make any sense. One of my neighbors has their stereo blasting because it is a holiday. I have a blasting headache from it.

501
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:19:22pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 25, 2020 • 1:20:13pm

re: #499 danarchy

that 3711 number includes passengers and crew.

Oh, okay. I suppose it’s like them to include the crew in a column labeled “Number of passengers.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 25, 2020 • 1:21:52pm
504
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 1:22:43pm

re: #490 Dr Lizardo

LOL you’re right, I didn’t catch that. 😄

there was a sub plot from The Good Wife

Kurt gives diane a copy of palin’s “going rogue’

and she gives him a copy of ‘going rouge’

that’s what my eye picked up

505
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 1:24:40pm

re: #501 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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by lying?

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Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 1:25:16pm

re: #493 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Original trilogy was Vader as Cosmic Bad-Ass with some haunting things in his background. Second trilogy established him as a weak-minded ill-disciplined (but talented) whiny teen. Which makes the later Vader some sort of extended hissy fit.

There should’ve been better character development in the prequel trilogy, especially in the second film.

That being said, for me at least, Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine was the standout performance - and he was great in Revenge of the Sith. And Ewan McGregor pretty much nailed it as Obi-Wan…those two really carried the last film.

507
steve_davis  May 25, 2020 • 1:25:32pm

re: #83 CleverToad

{{MomA}}
I hear you, loud and clear. They go back and forth every day or so as to whether customers are required to wear masks at my kid’s Safeway. The only good part is that they ARE enforcing the rules about employee masks and customer limits, and he says they’re taking the cleaning procedures very seriously. Ditto with us, we need his paycheck. I send up a prayer every time I drop my kid off — will keep the fingers crossed for your kid too.

re: #350 Dr Lizardo

I certainly remember the original Star Wars film. I remember it because my dad gave me quite possibly the best birthday present ever.

He took me to the second opening at Mann’s Chinese Theater on August 3rd, 1977 (my birthday). My dad knew a few people at Mann’s and scored us tickets. And I got to see C3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader place their footprints in the cement in the forecourt.

So that was my eighth birthday present.

I would have been eleven. for me, star wars was part of a glorious era that included Star Trek a year or two later, Close Encounters, E.T. I hadn’t experienced 2001 yet, because in the mid to late 1970’s, television consisted of 3 channels, one of which was a not very good PBS on the UHF band, and there was not yet a thriving VHS market.

508
gocart mozart  May 25, 2020 • 1:25:33pm

It’s where the Fyre Festival was supposed to take place.

509
teleskiguy  May 25, 2020 • 1:26:39pm

Great reviews, like on Rotten Tomatoes.

510
Eclectic Cyborg  May 25, 2020 • 1:26:39pm

re: #508 gocart mozart

It’s a line from Tangled Up and Blue

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It was also the site of the Fyre Fest debacle so very appropriate.

511
Eclectic Cyborg  May 25, 2020 • 1:27:10pm

re: #509 teleskiguy

Great reviews, like on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Still on with the China virus crap.

512
The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 1:28:19pm

re: #511 Eclectic Cyborg

Still on with the China virus crap.

Taking credit for the Governors after he told them that they were on their own, and actively attempting to confiscate PPE.

513
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 1:29:53pm

re: #497 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Don’t know how valid this is. Also saw a couple of pics on that thread that purported to showing it going boom.

514
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:29:56pm
515
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:31:43pm

re: #423 mmmirele

My younger sister dragged me to see it the first weekend. I had no idea what the film was about but there were a lot of people in line. It was OK, I guess, but not life-changing. OTOH, I did watch The Empire Strikes Back 65 times the summer it came out. You can tell where my heart is.

I saw “The Empire Strikes Back” in Toulon, France, with French subtitles.

516
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:32:33pm

re: #427 mmmirele

Hey, speaking of flags, did Trump ever issue a proclamation for lowering the flags to half-mast for coronavirus victims, or was that just the usual lies?

Yes, he did, after he was shamed into it. It ran from Friday morning through Sunday evening.

517
Dr Lizardo  May 25, 2020 • 1:35:05pm

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

518
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:36:04pm

re: #432 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

In Minnesota, all mail-in ballots have to be signed and witnessed by another registered Minnesota voter, but it is enough to have them witnessed by someone in your home. They don’t have to be notarized or anything crazy like that. My wife and I could witness each other’s ballots and be done with it.

In Nebraska, ballots do not have to be witnessed (there is no block on the envelope for that). There is a block to sign and put your address if you help someone fill in a ballot (such as reading it to them and marking it on their behalf) or to witness a signature mark X for someone who cannot write.

519
plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 1:37:05pm

re: #491 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Christ. This is a slightly more polite version of what happened to me in the park a couple of days ago.

520
steve_davis  May 25, 2020 • 1:41:59pm

re: #402 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I nominate Lubbock. It has the enormous United Supermarket Arena (no, that’s really the name) which is seriously under-utilized outside basketball season, as well as an airport, plenty of churches and roughly the same number of bars (@220 of each) as well as good medical facilities and a MAGA-friendly populace and media

I have elderly family in Lubbock. Thanks, no.

521
(((Archangel1)))  May 25, 2020 • 1:43:09pm
522
Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 1:45:05pm
523
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 1:45:57pm
524
Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 1:47:12pm
525
Deep State SuperElite Satinist  May 25, 2020 • 1:48:53pm

re: #523 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gotta say, my sister-in-law, Karen, really hates that term.

526
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 25, 2020 • 1:50:03pm

re: #525 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Gotta say, my sister-in-law, Karen, really hates that term.

My mother hated “The Music Man”. She was a librarian and her first name happened to be Marian.

527
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 1:51:24pm

we’re getting a lot of local (ie on the property) flooding right now

it is raining so hard here (for 2 days)
and there is so much water in the upper pool
that even with no pump running
we have a waterfall going over the spillway

528
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:51:25pm

re: #491 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

That would be a peak Becky. She didn’t call his manager.

529
(((Archangel1)))  May 25, 2020 • 1:52:26pm

re: #523 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JollyJack put it best:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 1:53:03pm

re: #491 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Loves her dog so much she chokes him.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 1:53:10pm

re: #522 Joe Bacon 🌹

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teleskiguy  May 25, 2020 • 1:53:11pm
533
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 1:53:23pm
534
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 1:55:13pm
535
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 1:55:50pm
536
The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 1:57:18pm
537
The Pie Overlord!  May 25, 2020 • 1:58:16pm
538
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 1:59:10pm

mrs DM and I started making an Aeolian Harp on Valentine’s Day 2019.

It’s not particularly hard or time consuming.
Other things kept upstaging it.

We finished it on Saturday.

pix and explanation to come.

539
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 1:59:47pm
540
Eventual Carrion  May 25, 2020 • 2:00:19pm

re: #458 jaunte

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Mooo

541
Belafon  May 25, 2020 • 2:00:23pm

re: #528 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That would be a peak Becky. She didn’t call his manager.

Becky’s call, Karen’s yell.

542
plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 2:04:00pm

re: #525 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Karen Kilgariff of the podcast “My Favorite Murder” thinks it’s hilarious.

543
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 2:04:10pm
544
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 2:10:02pm
“In a Memorial Day column for WaPo, military vet Drew Garza, who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan among other deployments, hammered anti-lockdown protesters who have appropriated a quasi-military style of dress.”

“Protesters who adorn themselves in military-style garb while carrying high-powered weapons to protest stay-at-home orders designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are a personal affront to those who have actually served.”

“To my eye, the overall look is a caricature of a Special Operations warfighter, like those in video games…… People in these outfits show up to political events, where they scream and scowl.”

“They demand freedom as they wield assault rifles. They reject criticism as un-American. Some carry flags that are un-American. In a country where minorities are killed for mistaken perceptions, they protest in a protective ether of unrecognized privilege

rawstory

545
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 2:11:45pm
546
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 2:11:45pm
547
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 2:13:18pm
548
jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 2:13:47pm

Vanity kills.

549
jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 2:16:57pm

re: #536 The Pie Overlord!

Looks like someone’s getting sensitive about the ‘Trump standing’ mockery.

550
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 2:17:03pm

re: #523 Backwoods_Sleuth

551
jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 2:18:12pm

Trump supports have abandoned their capacity to think into the future.

552
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 2:18:31pm

this doesn’t sound good

553
jaunte  May 25, 2020 • 2:19:03pm

Masks as a symbol of “hostility to Trump.” JFC.

554
danarchy  May 25, 2020 • 2:19:47pm

re: #546 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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Almost 100 airlines received funds from the Cares act, which came from $25 Billion set aside specifically for airlines not out of the small business fund.

A full list of the 96 airlines that received funds is in this article:

viewfromthewing.com

555
lawhawk  May 25, 2020 • 2:19:50pm

re: #552 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good news: it stops people from congregating outside.
Bad news: it puts everyone indoors where they could see covid19 spread faster.
Good news: it’s not a hurricane.
Bad news: don’t need a hurricane to get disastrous flooding rains.

556
lawhawk  May 25, 2020 • 2:20:39pm
557
goddamnedfrank  May 25, 2020 • 2:22:13pm
558
plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 2:22:18pm

re: #553 jaunte

And this is why tRumpsters are spitting on people and pulling their masks off. Nice framing. JFC I hate Republicans.

559
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 2:23:45pm

re: #548 jaunte

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Vanity stubborn stupidity kills.

560
austin_blue  May 25, 2020 • 2:24:10pm

re: #527 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

we’re getting a lot of local (ie on the property) flooding right now

it is raining so hard here (for 2 days)
and there is so much water in the upper pool
that even with no pump running
we have a waterfall going over the spillway

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We’ve > 4.5” in the last 24 hours.

561
PhillyPretzel  May 25, 2020 • 2:26:49pm

re: #553 jaunte

re: #558 plansbandc

To be honest I will still wear my mask when I go to the market. They can call me what ever they choose I am still wearing my mask.

562
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 2:27:57pm

re: #551 jaunte

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Trump supports have abandoned their capacity to think into the future.

the problem with sometimes not wearing masks or certain people not wearing masks is there is no way to know by looking who is or isnt a potential threat or when or why

you cant manage 300 million people with a policy that includes exceptions because ‘i’m telling you i’m safe”

it’s the same reason there is (generally) one posted speed limit even though some of us would claim we are ‘better than average’ drivers and it shouldn’t apply to us

563
Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 2:28:36pm
564
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 25, 2020 • 2:29:22pm

re: #552 Backwoods_Sleuth

this doesn’t sound good

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yes, we are now protected by a moat

565
Hecuba's daughter  May 25, 2020 • 2:29:54pm

re: #558 plansbandc

And this is why tRumpsters are spitting on people and pulling their masks off. Nice framing. JFC I hate Republicans.

Refusing to wear a mask shows that you are with Trump. It’s a shame that their behavior harms innocent people and not just themselves and their families.

566
plansbandc  May 25, 2020 • 2:30:13pm

re: #561 PhillyPretzel

Absolutely. But I may end up having to carry a social distancing walking stick in stores also.

567
Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 2:30:38pm

Noah is willing to die for Wall Street.

I’m not.

568
Eventual Carrion  May 25, 2020 • 2:32:44pm

re: #548 jaunte

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Vanity kills.

At least they will look good in the coffin on Zoom.

569
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 2:35:17pm
570
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 2:36:12pm
571
Joe Bacon 🌹  May 25, 2020 • 2:37:11pm

Meanwhile back in Kentucky, Ken Ham now begging for $1,000,000 to reopen the Ark…as if skimming all those tax dollars ain’t enough.

X from the Utah Outcasts provides the details!

Ken Ham E-Begs For $1,000,000 to Open The Ark Encounter

572
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 25, 2020 • 2:39:34pm

re: #536 The Pie Overlord!

573
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 2:45:37pm

re: #548 jaunte

Vanity kills.

574
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 2:46:11pm
575
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 25, 2020 • 2:47:07pm

re: #539 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Cows With Guns - The Original Animation

576
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 25, 2020 • 2:47:57pm
577
PhillyPretzel  May 25, 2020 • 2:48:05pm

re: #574 Backwoods_Sleuth

He already does. If he wore a mask it might indicate that he might have a couple of working grey cells.

578
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 2:49:52pm

re: #551 jaunte

Noah Pollak is another conservaliar.

579
LadyBehir  May 25, 2020 • 2:50:56pm

re: #291 Targetpractice

I know I am way late to this post, but I’d have broken out my Scottish bagpipe music to drown out her entitled drunk ass. Albannach would do the trick.

580
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 25, 2020 • 2:53:21pm

re: #577 PhillyPretzel

He already does. If he wore a mask it might indicate that he might have a couple of working grey cells.

And this is why conservatives are all up in their fauxtrage over “mask shaming.” Shaming is an effective tool.

Shaming these “militia” tools is effective as well.

Shaming takes away the conservative victim complex.

581
PhillyPretzel  May 25, 2020 • 2:55:33pm

re: #580 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yes. :)

582
Barefoot Grin  May 25, 2020 • 4:28:35pm

re: #476 A Cranky One

Pho is pronounced “Fu” as in the word we say about Dumbover Donnie.

That makes this is the best restaurant name ever:

Pho King Good

phokinggood.net

Not sure which was first, but there’s also one in Keene, NH: Pho Keene Great (though the reviews aren’t).

583
cat-tikvah  May 25, 2020 • 4:35:20pm

re: #406 Dr Lizardo

Another front runner for anthems:

Russian National Anthem


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