And Now, Some Awesome Drum ‘N Bass From Ghost-Note: “Go Go Gadget” (Fortified)

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Personnel:
Robert Sput Searight: drums
Nate Werth: percussion
Taron Lockett: percussion
Shaun Martin: moog

Produced by Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth
Engineered by Eric Hartman
Mixed by Rudyard Lee Cullers and Rick Carson
Mastered by Rick Carson at “Make Believe Studios” in Omaha, Ne
Video Directed by Andy Laviolette
Camera Operator: Brad Holt
Key Grip: Patrick Bubert
Video Editing: Andy Laviolette
A Mr. Magic Carpet Ride Productions Film

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370 comments

1
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 6:20:37pm

So I get to open a thread with the obligatory “fuque Trump” (spelt my way, because me).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2020 • 6:21:39pm
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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 6:22:21pm

re: #83 gocart mozart

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 6:23:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2020 • 6:23:38pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 26, 2020 • 6:24:18pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So I get to open a thread with the obligatory “fuque Trump” (spelt my way, because me).

Is that the thing? I’ll have to keep that in mind.

Evening Lizardim.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 6:27:22pm

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Is that the thing? I’ll have to keep that in mind.

Evening Lizardim.

Lately that seems to be the standard opening to new threads from others here, so I thought I would join in.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 6:29:51pm

Well done

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 26, 2020 • 6:32:04pm

re: #8 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Well done

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Not a good day for racist assholes, for once.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 6:33:37pm

Good points

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 26, 2020 • 6:34:02pm

LOL, I thought schools were closed?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 6:34:17pm

re: #9 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Not a good day for racist assholes, for once.

I think this one was just an asshole, but yeah.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 26, 2020 • 6:35:33pm

re: #12 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think this one was just an asshole, but yeah.

I heard he was thinking of branching out….

//

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 6:36:13pm

re: #11 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

LOL, I thought schools were closed?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 6:43:30pm

Snowflake conservative with the “so much for the tolerant left” jibe, needs the Red Skull/Captain America meme.

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Jay C  May 26, 2020 • 6:46:01pm

re: #11 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

LOL, I thought schools were closed?

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Heh.
He said “excrement”…..

Have I mentioned lately that I really like Ted Lieu….?

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2020 • 6:48:20pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 26, 2020 • 6:49:27pm

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Is that the thing? I’ll have to keep that in mind.

Evening Lizardim.

It is the law.

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The Ghost of a Flea  May 26, 2020 • 6:49:49pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Look: they can either accuse the left of the things they’re doing or do that one joke about identifying as an attack helicopter.

WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT FROM THEM

Also, we should attach a cam to Karl Popper’s corpse to harness its rotation energy as he furiously spins in his grave.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 26, 2020 • 6:50:25pm

re: #18 I Would Prefer Not To

It is the law.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 6:51:44pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Hecuba's daughter  May 26, 2020 • 6:52:53pm

re: #17 gocart mozart

Why is vile bigot still alive? Isn’t he supposed to be dying?

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 6:53:30pm

re: #22 Hecuba’s daughter

Why is vile bigot still alive? Isn’t he supposed to be dying?

Death doesn’t want him.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 26, 2020 • 6:54:32pm

re: #22 Hecuba’s daughter

Why is vile bigot still alive? Isn’t he supposed to be dying?

Betcha Rush wears a mask

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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 6:54:54pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2020 • 6:55:59pm

re: #22 Hecuba’s daughter

Why is vile bigot still alive? Isn’t he supposed to be dying?

He LIED about the stage 4 cancer so he could get a kiss (and a medal) from Trump.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2020 • 6:56:57pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 6:57:49pm

Aaaaand she has a face!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 7:00:02pm

re: #27 Patricia Kayden

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Fuck them. Fire them all.

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 7:01:07pm

re: #28 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Aaaaand she has a face!

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You can see a few flaws that show this was computer generated, but it’s pretty good.

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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 7:01:44pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 7:03:49pm

Hannity is going find it’s a lot harder to get his audience to be reasonable than be enraged about losing their freedumbs.

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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 7:06:16pm
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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 26, 2020 • 7:06:31pm

re: #31 jaunte

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et tu hannity!?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 7:06:39pm

re: #32 jaunte

Hannity is going find it’s a lot harder to get his audience to be reasonable than be enraged about losing their freedumbs.

Especially since Hannity stoked a lot of this nonsense himself.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2020 • 7:07:17pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 7:07:35pm

Maybe he got the word to drive Trump’s audience over to OANN.

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plansbandc  May 26, 2020 • 7:08:52pm

re: #31 jaunte

Huh. Looks like someone is getting some pressure. *coughlawsuitcough*

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 7:10:02pm

re: #30 Belafon

You can see a few flaws that show this was computer generated, but it’s pretty good.

Since the whole story was computer generated by God, that seems apropos.

But the ratings will be HUGE.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 7:10:34pm

re: #31 jaunte

Did the first lawsuit hit?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2020 • 7:12:30pm

I hate the sound of you-know-who’s voice, but I love Sarah’s videos. How do you explain that?

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plansbandc  May 26, 2020 • 7:13:51pm

Just mailed in my primary ballot. Go Joe!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 7:13:59pm

re: #38 plansbandc

Huh. Looks like someone is getting some pressure. *coughlawsuitcough*

GMTA 👍

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2020 • 7:14:55pm

re: #41 The Pie Overlord!

You can see the disdain of Trump in her face. It’s refreshing.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 7:15:01pm

re: #41 The Pie Overlord!

I hate the sound of you-know-who’s voice, but I love Sarah’s videos. How do you explain that?

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That’s because she adds the appropriate context.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 26, 2020 • 7:18:01pm
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plansbandc  May 26, 2020 • 7:18:13pm

re: #41 The Pie Overlord!

It’s the only way I can listen to him.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 26, 2020 • 7:18:40pm

re: #42 plansbandc

Just mailed in my primary ballot. Go Joe!

Don’t forget to mail in another 10, like usual!

//

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plansbandc  May 26, 2020 • 7:20:55pm

re: #48 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Ten?? That’s not even trying.

DING DING DING SHAME SHAME

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DodgerFan1988  May 26, 2020 • 7:22:32pm

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 26, 2020 • 7:27:16pm

Yeah, this is always going to draw riot gear and tear gas

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 7:32:39pm

Man…

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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2020 • 7:33:52pm

re: #34 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

et tu hannity!?

Prolly someone close got sick. That’s generally what it takes

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Jack Burton  May 26, 2020 • 7:35:03pm

re: #53 Dave In Austin

Prolly someone close got sick. That’s generally what it takes

Still think that threats of lawsuits are looming.

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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2020 • 7:36:14pm

re: #41 The Pie Overlord!

I hate the sound of you-know-who’s voice, but I love Sarah’s videos. How do you explain that?

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She is on Lawrence O’Donnell tonite at the end of his show.

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sagehen  May 26, 2020 • 7:36:34pm

re: #8 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Well done

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Jack Burton  May 26, 2020 • 7:37:00pm

re: #52 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Man…

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In order to rescue the name Karen from this… I think I’m going to start using Qaren as well.

Has a religious zealot kind of ring to it. I think it’s technically how Karen would be spelled using Marc Okrand’s Klingon pseudo-alphabet.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2020 • 7:47:28pm

He got hurt bad in the feels.

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 7:48:30pm

They scream fraud because they’re willing to do it:

A postal carrier in Pendleton County is accused of committing attempted election fraud by taking requests for Democratic absentee ballots and re-marking them as requests for Republican ballots.

Mail carrier Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork was charged with “attempt to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election.”

The charge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

The investigator was Bennie Cogar of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office and on behalf of the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. Cogar swore an affidavit, which was included with the filing.

“Had Cooper’s conduct not been detected, it would have caused the Clerk to give Republican ballots to 5 Democrat voters — skewing the primary election by 5 votes and thereby defrauding all West Virginians of a fair election,” Cogar stated in the affidavit.

wvmetronews.com

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plansbandc  May 26, 2020 • 7:49:06pm

I fear that things are just about to blow up. Genuinely hope I’m wrong.

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 7:50:14pm

re: #60 plansbandc

I fear that things are just about to blow up. Genuinely hope I’m wrong.

We soldier on, like other groups that have had to deal with things blowing up.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2020 • 7:52:47pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I hope those cops are charged with first degree murder and don’t get off with simply being fired.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 7:57:47pm

re: #53 Dave In Austin

Prolly someone close got sick. That’s generally what it takes

Nah. Lawsuits. Betcha.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2020 • 8:00:26pm
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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2020 • 8:03:29pm

re: #62 Patricia Kayden

I hope those cops are charged with first degree murder and don’t get off with simply being fired.

I swindler how much carbon monoxide he inhaled (when he could). His head was by the tailpipe and cops never turn their cars off.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2020 • 8:05:55pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 8:08:00pm

I’ll give Steve this, he pulls no punches.

Thread. Damning.

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teleskiguy  May 26, 2020 • 8:10:03pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 8:13:49pm
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Dread Pirate  May 26, 2020 • 8:17:41pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 8:20:26pm
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plansbandc  May 26, 2020 • 8:27:25pm
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Dread Pirate  May 26, 2020 • 8:31:15pm
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retired cynic  May 26, 2020 • 8:33:06pm

re: #73 Dread Pirate

Good for the Post-Dispatch!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 26, 2020 • 8:42:15pm

Lincoln Project success?

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retired cynic  May 26, 2020 • 8:43:43pm

re: #75 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Lincoln Project success?

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You can bait him with a tweet. Didn’t someone say that once?

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fern01  May 26, 2020 • 8:50:53pm

re: #64 The Pie Overlord!

So why didn’t house democrats sue McConnell when he allowed judges to be confirmed with just 50 Senate votes?

The GOP sues everything so their RW SCOTUS can allow them to oerate unimpeded.

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DodgerFan1988  May 26, 2020 • 8:53:09pm

re: #31 jaunte

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I guess Fox News lawyers must have had a closed-door meeting with Hannity.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 8:55:30pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 8:58:10pm

Jared Kushner Knows Black Voters Hate The Word ‘Freedom,’ But They Love Empty Slogans (Wonkette)

If Jared Kushner wants to do for the Trump campaign what he did for the Middle East, government data management, the opioid crisis, and the coronavirus pandemic response, who are we to get in his way? Godspeed, you magnificent genius!

Or, wait … should we say, OH NO WE ARE DOOMED? How can we possibly compete with the political Wunderkind who sleeps next to the president’s daughter?

Whatever.

Axios reports that Trump’s jack of all trades son-in-law has set himself the task of revamping the Republican Party platform in advance of the convention. Which will be held in North Carolina. Or possibly Georgia. Or maybe Florida. The point is, Jared will be deciding what the GOP cares about, not the RNC, not the voters, not the delegates. And Jared, in his unmatched wisdom, has decided that what voters want is a listicle.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2020 • 9:01:22pm

re: #79 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So a company that generates billions in profits each year can’t provide its employees with protective equipment? Really?

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teleskiguy  May 26, 2020 • 9:03:50pm

re: #52 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Qaren’s account was suspended.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 9:03:59pm

re: #81 Patricia Kayden

So a company that generates billions in profits each year can’t provide its employees with protective equipment? Really?

Cuts into profit for billionaires.

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 9:08:56pm

re: #82 teleskiguy

Qaren’s account was suspended.

Is it Beqy or Beqqy?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 9:09:39pm

Wingnuts are distracted on Twitter again, now going after Kathy Griffin. Her name is trending there.

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austin_blue  May 26, 2020 • 9:10:51pm

re: #81 Patricia Kayden

So a company that generates billions in profits each year can’t provide its employees with protective equipment? Really?

Well, you know franchises and such. Easy for the owned stores, but if you are a franchiser, you are kinda fucked. You pay the Corp. for the name and you are on your own to pick up whatever slack is required.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 26, 2020 • 9:12:47pm

re: #81 Patricia Kayden

So a company that generates billions in profits each year can’t provide its employees with protective equipment? Really?

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Cuts into profit for billionaires.

No.
Owner of a McDonald’s franchise won’t provide his employees with protective equipment.

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 9:13:46pm

re: #86 austin_blue

Well, you know franchises and such. Easy for the owned stores, but if you are a franchiser, you are kinda fucked. You pay the Corp. for the name and you are on your own to pick up whatever slack is required.

At the same time, it’s cheaper to provide PPE than to stay shut down.

Interestingly enough, here in Rockwall, the fast food places are still keeping their lobbies closed.

The Chinese restaurant, when this all started, shut down for a month. We were afraid they were closing for good. When they reopened, they had build a pick-up window right at the door, completely blocking off the restaurant area. You can now only go about feet into the restaurant to pick up your order.

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austin_blue  May 26, 2020 • 9:13:58pm

re: #84 Belafon

Is it Beqy or Beqqy?

I think in a month when the payment on her Manhhattan condo comes due, it’ll be Beggy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 9:16:23pm

re: #87 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

No.
Owner of a McDonald’s franchise won’t provide his employees with protective equipment.

I don’t know if it’s a franchise store or a corporate-owned store.

Corporate-owned stores (at least the one I briefly worked at) don’t treat their employees any better.

Nothing prevents McDonalds from providing their franchise stores with masks or other aid anyway; they provide them with plenty of adverts.

If the franchisee (most franchisees are mulit-millionaires themselves) can’t afford to operate a business including protecting their customers and employees, they should be out of business.

The corporate owners of McDonalds will not like the public press; they can strip the franchise owner of his franchise.

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mmmirele  May 26, 2020 • 9:21:44pm

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jaunte  May 26, 2020 • 9:25:18pm

Apparently the owners of this franchise have taken advantage of their employees in 2014:

Plaintiffs alleged 13 claims for relief under California law in their First Amended Complaint, including claims for unpaid wages, minimum wages,and overtime premiums; meal period and rest break violations;violations of record keeping and wage statement obligations; failure to reimburse crew members for uniform maintenance; and unlawful business practices. Plaintiffs sought relief including back wages, liquidated damages, injunctive and declaratory relief, civil penalties, interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 26, 2020 • 9:30:46pm

re: #91 mmmirele

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austin_blue  May 26, 2020 • 9:33:06pm

re: #88 Belafon

At the same time, it’s cheaper to provide PPE than to stay shut down.

Interestingly enough, here in Rockwall, the fast food places are still keeping their lobbies closed.

The Chinese restaurant, when this all started, shut down for a month. We were afraid they were closing for good. When they reopened, they had build a pick-up window right at the door, completely blocking off the restaurant area. You can now only go about feet into the restaurant to pick up your order.

Depends on traffic, doesn’t it? A lot of people in the last 60 days have decided that driving to a drive-up window to order a double 1/4 pound toadburger with cheese might not be their best move. But you, as a franchiser, have no support from Corp Mickey D’s in laying off costs on PPE for your staff. And it’s not cheap. 95 masks are retailing at $7 and are good for one shift, at most. Nitrile gloves, are costly and each employee will go through at least 16 in an eight hour shift. They don’t breathe. That’s the point. They also tear up your hands.

You could go with latex, but 2-3% of people are allergic to it and drop in anaphylactic
shock soon after contact.

So you are kinda screwed. You can’t afford to PPE up you staff, and you can’t afford to shut the store.

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Belafon  May 26, 2020 • 9:44:20pm

re: #94 austin_blue

The lines here in Rockwall are long, even at the Whataburger, which takes the longest of any of them to make their food. We love eating out here, for sure.

Edit: and the employees are wearing masks and gloves.

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danarchy  May 26, 2020 • 9:48:28pm

re: #94 austin_blue

Depends on traffic, doesn’t it? A lot of people in the last 60 days have decided that driving to a drive-up window to order a double 1/4 pound toadburger with cheese might not be their best move. But you, as a franchiser, have no support from Corp Mickey D’s in laying off costs on PPE for your staff. And it’s not cheap. 95 masks are retailing at $7 and are good for one shift, at most. Nitrile gloves, are costly and each employee will go through at least 16 in an eight hour shift. They don’t breathe. That’s the point. They also tear up your hands.

You could go with latex, but 2-3% of people are allergic to it and drop in anaphylactic
shock soon after contact.

So you are kinda screwed. You can’t afford to PPE up you staff, and you can’t afford to shut the store.

I don’t think most retail workers are expecting n95 masks and nitrile gloves. You can get surgical style masks for about 50 cents a mask, less if you buy in bulk and those disposable food service gloves they should already be using if they are handling food, are cheap and don’t imagine it would cost much to give them to the folks working the registers and cleaning the store.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 9:53:38pm

(6:44, interview)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 10:05:51pm

As Scott’s Bluff County’s cases of coronavirus accelerate, the city comes to an important decision.

City of Scottsbluff reopens playgrounds (goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

The largest age group with Covid-19 in the Nebraska Panhandle is 10-19.

Playground equipment in my village remains closed.

The conservative catechism must be followed. Trump says there’s no danger, other Republicans say the elderly have to die on the altar of capitalism, the governor lifted the so-called Directed Health Measure on the Panhandle, so the Scottsbluff city council has to comply with the masters of their religious faith.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 10:09:39pm

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Scottsbluff Lied Public Library remains closed. (Our public library is open for its normal hours and never closed.) They say they are trying to work out details to allow the library to open. (What details? A library is much easier to manage than a playground.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 10:18:12pm

LOLOLOLOLolololOLOL

(gasp)

LOLOLOLOLlololol

Adrian Smith really wrote this op-ed for the Star-Herald:

President Trump’s Unwavering Commitment to Agriculture

My representative is such a sycophantic tool. I wish we could pry him out of office (he promised to only hold two terms … he lied). Being in what’s argued as the most-GOP leaning House district in the country, that is quite a mountain to climb, though.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 10:29:42pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2020 • 10:37:17pm
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austin_blue  May 26, 2020 • 10:49:04pm

Well past pumpkin time here in South Austin. Had a little micro-squall blast through around 10:00 this AM that dropped another 2/3” of wet on our entirely soggy soil. We are now at around 10” at my house for the month.

We average 32” a year.

Oof.

Sweet dreams to all of you.

100,000 dead is just, you know, a number. It doesn’t really MEAN anything.

Oh, wait, it does! It means Trump has more blood on his hands than Lady (Scottish Play) could ever imagine. And. It. Is. All. On. Him.

And he’s losing his shit. Obamagate is dead. Biden/China has, at least for now, been dumped. (I think it’ll be back, because he has nothing else.)

And now he is accusing an ex-Congressman, a hard-right Republican whose seat is now held by Matt fucking Gaetz for the love of dog, of murder when he was a Thousand Fucking Miles Away in D.C.

At what point does the spin rate get so high that there is a soft {pop} in the background and he disintegrates?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 10:49:32pm

Caution for coarse language and adult subject matter.

Coach Dave Talks Obamagate

I honestly didn’t think that the Coach (not a coach) would fall for such a low hanging fruit from the GOP as to think that the former president “destroyed” Michael Flynn’s career…no bub that’s all on Mr. Flynn.

(17:40)

Coach Dave Talks Obamagate

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 10:54:03pm

re: #103 austin_blue

+Qjhvz44z6jopjCkmKmN8qhJN0SKdI9ChQ94r6ehD0vV6nBXQur3z5xXpwWCB3bJG7XfOOTsMWj1OnZwehwXgHnIAtCbLaeLc4vQQ2IdjgY=

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2020 • 11:01:35pm

His twitter blurb says

“Follows Jesus | Patriot | #MAGA

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 11:03:08pm

re: #106 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

His twitter blurb says< “Follows Jesus | Patriot | #MAGA “/blockquote>

Another advertisement for atheism. /s

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Jack Burton  May 26, 2020 • 11:13:21pm

re: #106 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

His most recent retweet is an article from a known Russian propaganda mill about how COVID-19 has a “0.026% mortality rate”.

Which is obviously either completely fabricated bullshit or they are intentionally confusing decimals and percents, YET AGAIN, and mean 2.6%

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 11:25:34pm

Dr. Mark Allen Powell is a highly-regarded theologian.

He is a professor of theology at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Amongst his accomplishments, he is the editor of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, and the author of twenty-five books and one hundred articles on Christianity.

Prior to becoming a theologian, he was a professional music critic. with over one thousand published reviews of rock and pop bands.

So with a stellar, solid middle-of-the-road Protestant Christian education, you would be surprised to learn that Dr. Powell holds a “well, who can say” attitude about whether a person with epilepsy is possessed by demons or no. (I wouldn’t though, I’ve heard the claim from just about every denomination, and my freakin’ divorce judge in Florida—at least that good Christian judge went to jail for corruption.)

It is because of wingnuts mainstream theologians like this that we still suffer discrimination from Christians in things like employment or child visitation rights during a divorce proceeding.

The Epilepsy Foundation has an article on its site on demon possession and epilepsy, because we still live in the First Century.

Dr. Powell has a video discussion on the New Testament story (3:06) of the man who brings out his child and asks Jesus to cast demons out, because the child suffers (according to the writer of Matthew’s description) from symptoms of what we would describe as epilepsy today.

With well-regarded mainstream theologians like this guy, the epilepsy community doesn’t need any enemies.

Were Epileptic Seizures Caused by Demons? (Chapter 1, Introducing the New Testament)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 11:32:19pm

re: #108 Jack Burton

His most recent retweet is an article from a known Russian propaganda mill about how COVID-19 has a “0.026% mortality rate”.

Which is obviously either completely fabricated bullshit or they are intentionally confusing decimals and percents, YET AGAIN, and mean 2.6%

Let’s see, his bio says:

Truth Seeker (bullshyte artiste) | Independent Thinker (that’s why he retweets Prison Planet) | Follows Jesus (that’s why I’m scared of you) | Patriot (the question is which country) | #MAGA (so he’s a Klansman too) | Son of God (he claims to be Jesus) | Love Music (wow, next he’ll say he’s a fan of breathing) | Practice Yogurt (still working to graduate from Dannon Univeristy) | Love Nature, unless it’s trying to Kill Me (so he hates nature then, got it)

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teleskiguy  May 26, 2020 • 11:34:52pm
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Dread Pirate  May 26, 2020 • 11:43:38pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2020 • 11:49:51pm

Mohler is warning his followers about CHYNA!:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 26, 2020 • 11:58:05pm

re: #113 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Mohler is warning his followers about CHYNA!:

Wars and rumours of wars. Possibly one of the least-useful prophecies in the Bible.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 12:04:40am

NWS radio says it will be around 80°F tomorrow afternoon. I think I will get out later in the day and see about planting some of the flowers I have planned in my flower beds.

(Black hollyhocks, black poppies, black roses. That ought to look good.)

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Dread Pirate  May 27, 2020 • 12:06:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 12:12:27am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Remember that a child with any sort of physical disability was seen as a punishment from God and such people were locked away and hidden from society out of shame…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 12:13:15am

re: #116 Dread Pirate

Weaponising the DOJ against the senator who went against the faith and released the Senate intelligence report.

The others? They are good theives conservatives.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 12:16:43am

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

Remember that as child with any sort of physical disability was seen as a punishment from God and such people were locked away and hidden from society out of shame…

Yup. The last laws prohibiting people with epilepsy from marrying or having children in the USA were finally repealed or struck down in 1974.

Driving laws in states such as Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina which put unreasonable burdens on epilepsy still exist today (that was one of the motivations for my wife and I to leave Oklahoma and move to Nebraska). Outright bans were only struck down in the beginning of the XXI Century.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 27, 2020 • 12:17:39am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Mohler is programming his followers to be Trumpers, all the while wearing the robes of a prophet.

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Jack Burton  May 27, 2020 • 12:18:05am

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Weaponising the DOJ against the senator who went against the faith and released the Senate intelligence report.

The others? They are good theives conservatives.

Conservatives absolutely *hate* Diane Feinstein so that part doesn’t make sense, especially since they don’t care if they look like partisan hacks. There’s nothing stopping them from cherry-picking enemies to go after now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 12:20:57am

re: #121 Jack Burton

Conservatives absolutely *hate* Diane Feinstein so that part doesn’t make sense, especially since they don’t care if they look like partisan hacks. There’s nothing stopping them from cherry-picking enemies to go after now.

This is what absolute executive power looks like.

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ericblair  May 27, 2020 • 12:22:45am

Protip: Being a low-profile scam artist is a totally different thing than being a high-profile scam artist.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 27, 2020 • 12:24:04am

re: #121 Jack Burton

Conservatives absolutely *hate* Diane Feinstein so that part doesn’t make sense, especially since they don’t care if they look like partisan hacks. There’s nothing stopping them from cherry-picking enemies to go after now.

Her husband sold one chunk of stock in a health care company that had been doing badly for years. No matter how much they hate her, it’s just not possible for that to look like an insider deal.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 12:24:22am

re: #120 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Mohler is programming his followers to be Trumpers, all the while wearing the robes of a prophet.

Like tens of thousands of preachers across the country, while keeping their tax-free status and while the GOP tries to eliminate the Johnson Amendment prohibiting politicking from the pulpit.

The Johnson Amendment is toothless, however: It has no penalty for violation.

Every year, churches across the nation from every denomination record political sermons and send recordings to the IRS daring them to arrest them; that demonstrates the law is toothless, and if the IRS actually did something, every Christian from Maine to California would whinge about persecution.

This is called Pulpit Freedom Sunday (Wikipedia), where pastors of every denomination hold specific political sermons then send recordings to the IRS. They have been doing it since 2008; the IRS does nothing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 12:29:58am

re: #121 Jack Burton

Conservatives absolutely *hate* Diane Feinstein so that part doesn’t make sense, especially since they don’t care if they look like partisan hacks. There’s nothing stopping them from cherry-picking enemies to go after now.

They were investigating her for unlawful stock trades. The DOJ only dropped the case yesterday.

Feinstein cleared by Justice Department in husband’s stock trades (Los Angeles Times, eleven hours ago)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 12:35:50am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Moreover, the IRS adopted a new rule in 2006 (back when the GOP controlled the House and Senate) prohibiting the IRS from looking at the books of a church unless the Treasury Department specifically orders the IRS to do so.

Under conservative governance, church finances are entirely above the law. (There is no way Steve Mnuchin would ever authorise such an investigation.)

irs.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 12:39:17am

re: #123 ericblair

Protip: Being a low-profile scam artist is a totally different thing than being a high-profile scam artist.

This is going to be a shitnado.

I noted a couple days ago here that defence attorneys are going over her testimony, since she lied about having a relevant degree on the stand in numerous cases against people. Her testimony swung juries in dozens of cases, sending people to prison.

The university where she claimed to have a PhD said she never received any degree there, only taking a couple classes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 1:02:53am

Lotteries. A rant from a poor person (me).

So I have a MegaMillions ticket. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million against. Right now, the jackpot is $336,000,000.

There are endless think pieces in everything from high-finance magazines to tabloids on why you should not waste your money on lottery tickets, because the odds of winning the jackpot are so astronomically high.

That is then used to bash poor people (like me) who buy lottery tickets. The most charitable slur is “it’s a tax on people who are bad at math.” You’ve probably read far worse slurs against poor people buying lottery tickets when the could do anything from save money (because I can get really rich on saving $15) or invest it (because I can get really rich on investing $15).

Every one of these think pieces are written from the position of “you’re smart not to buy lottery tickets, unlike those benighted fools who do” (with the implication of low intelligence, no education, &c).

No one at Forbes or Bloomberg Billionaire (yes, that exists) or The Economist (on which I spend more money than lotto tickets) ever asks a poor person why we buy lottery tickets.

We know the capitalist system as structured in our nation means we will never be able to “get ahead.” The odds of me becoming a millionaire though my own hard work (never mind discrimination) are horribly bad. Right now there are about 4,900,000 millionaires in the USA (some of whom became that way by winning lottos).

Each week there are two draws for the MegaMillions; the jackpot isn’t the only prize.

megamillions.com

The odds of winning one million dollars are 1 in 12,607,000+ against for each draw. The odds of winning ten thousand dollars are 1 in 931,000. $10,000 is about half my income for a year.

$1,000,000 or even $10,000 would be unimaginable riches to many poor people; those odds are better than any poor person has of advancing into the upper middle class.

All the think pieces which come out every couple months about how stupid or foolish poor people are to buy lotto tickets are to assuage those who do not to feel superior. Those pieces are meant to denigrate the poor, for whom a lotto ticket actually provides a better chance of escaping poverty than any sort of so-called meritocracy under capitalism.

Hence I buy lotto tickets. My odds are better, because I’m not bad at math.

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Targetpractice  May 27, 2020 • 1:22:22am

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is going to be a shitnado.

I noted a couple days ago here that defence attorneys are going over her testimony, since she lied about having a relevant degree on the stand in numerous cases against people. Her testimony swung juries in dozens of cases, sending people to prison.

The university where she claimed to have a PhD said she never received any degree there, only taking a couple classes.

“I believe Tara” has become like a mantra, rather than a statement of belief. Much like a fable of old, it doesn’t matter how ridiculous or fantastic it may sound, they cling to it and attack anyone who calls it into question. And generally for the same reason: There is something about the fable, some meaning to it or some use of it, that they cannot bring themselves to abandon.

At this point, I think Berners choose to believe Tara because to turn on her would mean abandoning what they see as the last hope for Bernie. If they acknowledge that Tara is a liar, then their ammo is spent, and they have no hope of convincing enough people to abandon Biden to make his nomination anything but inevitable.

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teleskiguy  May 27, 2020 • 1:23:27am
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Ace-o-aces  May 27, 2020 • 1:25:40am
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danarchy  May 27, 2020 • 1:25:55am

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is going to be a shitnado.

I noted a couple days ago here that defence attorneys are going over her testimony, since she lied about having a relevant degree on the stand in numerous cases against people. Her testimony swung juries in dozens of cases, sending people to prison.

The university where she claimed to have a PhD said she never received any degree there, only taking a couple classes.

I think this is one of those things that is going to turn out to be a whole lot of nothing. First your details are off. She said she got her law degree from Seattle University School of law which I don’t believe is in question, and she got a bachelors in liberal arts from Antioch University. That is the degree in question as a spokeswoman there says she attended but does not appear to have graduated. However, her transcript from the Seattle university school of law has Antioch listed as the prior degree granting institution. So maybe she committed some sort of fraud there.

Reade claims she had changed her identity after getting out of a bad marriage and had to present coursework prior to her identity change to get her degree. That remains to be proven, but I could see how an identity change could screw up record keeping and show as a student not having completed their degree.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 1:26:40am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Turned into a page on the right-hand column (shameless promotion).

Lotteries: A Rant from a Poor Person

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ericblair  May 27, 2020 • 1:37:19am

re: #130 Targetpractice

“I believe Tara” has become like a mantra, rather than a statement of belief. Much like a fable of old, it doesn’t matter how ridiculous or fantastic it may sound, they cling to it and attack anyone who calls it into question. And generally for the same reason: There is something about the fable, some meaning to it or some use of it, that they cannot bring themselves to abandon.

It’s a stick to beat their enemies with, so they do that.

Also, tribal authoritarians can’t understand people who don’t think in tribal authoritarian terms. A long time ago, I was talking to my wingnut cousin about Michael Jackson: she couldn’t believe I thought he was a pedophile, because don’t liberals like black people? So why wouldn’t I support him? Same here: the libs support women, so they have to support all women no matter what they do, so they have to believe Tara Reade and therefore that Biden is an abuser, so checkmate suck it libs! Biden is out and Bernie is in! Then they think we’re all huge hypocrites for actually investigating what happened.

At this point, I think Berners choose to believe Tara because to turn on her would mean abandoning what they see as the last hope for Bernie. If they acknowledge that Tara is a liar, then their ammo is spent, and they have no hope of convincing enough people to abandon Biden to make his nomination anything but inevitable.

Hell no, we’ve got Bernie stans who are convinced that Biden is going to keel over any minute now, so Bernie’s back in it baby!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 1:37:23am

I use the Magnum Lottery Pension Plan:

1) buy a lottery ticket every week until retirement age

2) if I still haven’t won by then, I go out and buy a .357 Magnum and knock over a bank.

3) Even if I get caught, I am guaranteed a roof over my head, meals and medical care for the rest of my life…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 1:42:06am

re: #133 danarchy

I think this is one of those things that is going to turn out to be a whole lot of nothing. First your details are off. She said she got her law degree from Seattle University School of law which I don’t believe is in question, and she got a bachelors in liberal arts from Antioch University. That is the degree in question as a spokeswoman there says she attended but does not appear to have graduated. However, her transcript from the Seattle university school of law has Antioch listed as the prior degree granting institution. So maybe she committed some sort of fraud there.

Reade claims she had changed her identity after getting out of a bad marriage and had to present coursework prior to her identity change to get her degree. That remains to be proven, but I could see how an identity change could screw up record keeping and show as a student not having completed their degree.

My details aren’t off, though they are incomplete.

Antioch College states she earned no degree from them, though she claimed she did.

I was unaware of the JD degree, so I went looking.

Seattle University School of Law confirmed that Ms. Reade graduated with a J.D. degree in 2004. The school only considers accepting students with bachelor’s degrees, according to its website. But it would not share what degree Ms. Reade presented with her initial application, citing federal privacy standards.

nytimes.com

Perjury is a hard crime to prosecute. However, lying about qualifications makes it easy to reverse a conviction, and she did in fact lie about her qualifications.

Even with the JD degree, that does not qualify her as an expert on domestic violence, the claim she made in many cases as an expert witness.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 1:48:23am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I use the Magnum Lottery Pension Plan:

1) buy a lottery ticket every week until retirement age

2) if I still haven’t won by then, I go out and buy a .357 Magnum and knock over a bank.

3) Even if I get caught, I am guaranteed a roof over my head, meals and medical care for the rest of my life…

LOL. Better than my wife’s retirement plan.

She’d amassed over a quarter-million dollars in her retirement plan from Digital Equipment Corporation. After it passed through Compaq and landed at Hewlett-Packard, HP decided to outsource the Digital retirement fund to a too-big-to-fail bank.

By the time the court cases against the bank from former Digital employees were completed, her retirement fund had shrunk from $250,000 to $54,000. The rest had evaporated in the stock market from the bank. (All that happened before I met her.)

A couple years ago she got her settlement cheque from the court case. We took the money and deposited it in the agricultural bank in Lisco (population 68), figuring it was much safer there in an IRA than letting any too-big-to-fail bank get their mitts on the remainder.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 27, 2020 • 1:53:51am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 27, 2020 • 2:03:05am

re: #135 ericblair

Hell no, we’ve got Bernie stans who are convinced that Biden is going to keel over any minute now, so Bernie’s back in it baby!

Not that I would ever wish harm on the senator or anyone else, but what do they do if Sen. Sanders keels over?

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Targetpractice  May 27, 2020 • 2:06:08am

Whether or not Reade ends up being charged with perjury will likely depend upon court transcripts, namely how she presented/listed her qualifications when being sworn in as an expert witness. If in any trial, she stated something to the effect that she was a graduate or (as she proclaimed at one time) a member of the faculty of Antioch, then that’s a clear case of perjury and the DA will likely not hesitate to charge her with such. But if she only said that she “studied at” or “attended” Antioch, then that’s a grey area that’s likely to see nothing more than a lot of grumbling and treating such cases up for review with all the delight of passing a kidney stone without anesthetics.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 2:10:30am

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL. Better than my wife’s retirement plan.

She’d amassed over a quarter-million dollars in her retirement plan from Digital Equipment Corporation. After it passed through Compaq and landed at Hewlett-Packard, HP decided to outsource the Digital retirement fund to a too-big-to-fail bank.

Too Big to Fail vs Too Small to Succeed…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 2:25:22am

re: #82 teleskiguy

Qaren’s account was suspended.

I wonder why. She’s a whackaloon but there are thousands of them.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 2:36:01am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Wars and rumours of wars. Possibly one of the least-useful prophecies in the Bible.

Taken in the sweeping context of recorded human history, pretty much just another day ending in “-y”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 2:38:47am

re: #144 Dr Lizardo

Taken in the sweeping context of recorded human history, pretty much just another day ending in “-y”.

when bad science is discredited, it is abandoned and scientists seek new approaches

when bad theology is discredited, theologians just quote another Bible verse as justification/explanation and proceed as before…

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 2:53:08am

So, catching up on the news here, looks like Amy Cooper has been given the boot from her job at Franklin Templeton.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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ericblair  May 27, 2020 • 2:54:31am

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not that I would ever wish harm on the senator or anyone else, but what do they do if Sen. Sanders keels over?

DONALD TRUMP IS THE REAL PROGRESSIVE

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 2:55:55am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

So, catching up on the news here, looks like Amy Cooper has been given the boot from her job at Franklin Templeton.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Now she is a martyr to the “Intolerant Left”. Just for “feeling threatened” by a black man…

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 2:59:21am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Now she is a martyr to the “Intolerant Left”. Just for “feeling threatened” by a black man…

I mean…..this happened in Central Park. In New York City. FFS, all she would’ve needed to do was just say, “Hey, go fuck yourself!” in her best Tribeca accent, leashed up the dog and walked away. I mean, that’s pretty much the normal response in NYC. And that would’ve been the end of that. Just another typical day in Central Park.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 3:03:39am

re: #149 Dr Lizardo

I mean…..this happened in Central Park. In New York City. FFS, all she would’ve needed to do was just say, “Hey, go fuck yourself!” in her best Tribeca accent, leashed up the dog and walked away. I mean, that’s pretty much the normal response in NYC. And that would’ve been the end of that. Just another typical day in Central Park.

When black people meet with a rather disproportionate response from law enforcement, we often hear the statement “he should not have been doing X in the first place”…

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 3:07:13am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When black people meet with a rather disproportionate response from law enforcement, we often hear the statement “he should not have been doing X in the first place”…

Indeed. We hear it all the time.

And with this young woman - the way she acted, I’d bet she’s pulled this kind of BS flex before. In any event, she’ll probably end up making some dough on the wingnut welfare circuit before too long.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 3:14:30am

the implied message is that a black man should not be confronting a white woman anywhere for any reason

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 3:51:01am
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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 4:02:14am

re: #153 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That’s the most fantastic personal mobility device for the disabled I think I’ve ever seen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2020 • 4:09:52am

re: #12 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think this one was just an asshole, but yeah.

no, he is also a white supremacist

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 4:16:33am

re: #151 Dr Lizardo

Indeed. We hear it all the time.

And with this young woman - the way she acted, I’d bet she’s pulled this kind of BS flex before. In any event, she’ll probably end up making some dough on the wingnut welfare circuit before too long.

I don’t think assuming she’s a right winger is necessarily true. Racism isn’t exclusive to wingers and I’d bet that “but I have X friends!” is something ingrained in some people that they believe they aren’t racist; it’s not just a throw away line.

Just sayin’.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 4:23:02am

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

no, he is also a white supremacist

Not surprising, really. I was referring to his issue with Bashear, though.

It’s really hard to not give up on people sometimes. These people are supposedly better than others when they are most often far less supreme in any way. Many of these recent Karen videos are middle aged, fat & unattractive white women (I fit a couple of those categories, too) and they’re supreme how?

It’s disheartening. I laugh at these people but it’s really not funny in any way.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 27, 2020 • 4:28:02am

I anticipate that Trump will proudly take full credit for the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program today.
Never mind that it started in 2010 (guess who was President), and, the contract for this particular manned spaceflight was signed in 2014 (guess who wasn’t President)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 27, 2020 • 4:30:19am

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Nojay UK  May 27, 2020 • 4:39:43am

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not that I would ever wish harm on the senator or anyone else, but what do they do if Sen. Sanders keels over?

They wait three days for him to come back to life, obviously!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 27, 2020 • 4:40:48am

Korean professional baseball

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 27, 2020 • 4:43:56am
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Shropshire Slasher  May 27, 2020 • 4:44:39am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Now she is a martyr to the “Intolerant Left”. Just for “feeling threatened” by a black man…

I believe the next step in Amy Cooper’s grand odyssey is claiming her life is being threatened and moving out of NYC.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 27, 2020 • 4:44:46am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2020 • 4:55:45am

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2020 • 5:00:14am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2020 • 5:02:00am
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Barefoot Grin  May 27, 2020 • 5:10:27am

A lot of interesting comments to this one:

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 5:11:10am

Looks like Lil’ Donny’s diaper is full. And it’s only a little past 8 A.M.

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steve_davis  May 27, 2020 • 5:26:08am

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL. Better than my wife’s retirement plan.

She’d amassed over a quarter-million dollars in her retirement plan from Digital Equipment Corporation. After it passed through Compaq and landed at Hewlett-Packard, HP decided to outsource the Digital retirement fund to a too-big-to-fail bank.

By the time the court cases against the bank from former Digital employees were completed, her retirement fund had shrunk from $250,000 to $54,000. The rest had evaporated in the stock market from the bank. (All that happened before I met her.)

A couple years ago she got her settlement cheque from the court case. We took the money and deposited it in the agricultural bank in Lisco (population 68), figuring it was much safer there in an IRA than letting any too-big-to-fail bank get their mitts on the remainder.

I had to pay 10 bucks to get 100 tickets in the tiny house lottery. I also plan to win the tesla “911” porsche and the campervan. I’m gonna have to sell the “911” porsche so that I can buy the land to put the tiny house on. the reason I’m having to buy the land is because there’s no Omaze raffle for it. At least not yet.

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Dave In Austin  May 27, 2020 • 5:26:15am
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jeffreyw  May 27, 2020 • 5:27:50am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2020 • 5:28:42am

I am against mail-in ballots as a matter of course, but until we have a vaccine/treatment/cure and/or reliable widespread testing for COVID-19, then mail-in balloting is a valid option.

In addition, we need to seriously reform the entire process of ID, registration and voting. Perhaps it is up to the individual states, but I think we need some national standards to ensure consistency, traceability and transparency.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 5:31:03am

Who’s surprised?

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ericblair  May 27, 2020 • 5:32:22am

re: #169 Dr Lizardo

Rick Wilson is an asshole but (therefore) understands Republicans. You can’t make acommodations with Trump, or tiptoe around him. You’re his toady or his sworn enemy. All the two-faced hemming and hawing from Jack and Zuck might be coming to a head.

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Dave In Austin  May 27, 2020 • 5:41:54am

Bad JuJu on Twitter.

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Florida Panhandler  May 27, 2020 • 5:46:56am

re: #22 Hecuba’s daughter

Why is vile bigot still alive? Isn’t he supposed to be dying?

Yeah, I feel the exact same sort of concern about Limbaugh’s impending death than I do about Falwell Sr. That is to say,

Break out the bubbly..

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 5:56:26am

re: #77 fern01

So why didn’t house democrats sue McConnell when he allowed judges to be confirmed with just 50 Senate votes?

The GOP sues everything so their RW SCOTUS can allow them to oerate unimpeded.

Political questions aren’t justiciable in the courts. They’d kick it back saying they have no jurisdiction.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 6:02:44am

What support SPORT is this referring to? Cricket?

Fucking autocorrect

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 27, 2020 • 6:06:25am

re: #179 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yes. Cricket.
Equivalent (roughly) to baseball pitcher is “bowler” who is bowling the ball at the wicket near the batter.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 6:15:16am

re: #175 ericblair

I don’t doubt Zuckerberg is afraid of regulations from a Democratic-led House/Senate/POTUS - he’s pretty much said has much. Now, Trump is outright threatening FB and Twitter with being shut down.

Zuck - he’ll probably cave and turn FB into a straight-up GOP propaganda outlet.

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lizardofid  May 27, 2020 • 6:16:35am

re: #179 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What support SPORT is this referring to? Cricket?

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Fucking autocorrect

They should contact Gaylord Perry. He’ll tell em there are plenty of other options.

Oh, good morning everyone!

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 6:17:03am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Fuck Trump, Fuck the GOP, and fuck all the enabling media types who magic balance fairy the hell out of events to ignore that we have an unstable sociopath running the nation into a ditch, setting it aflame, and then blaming Obama for all the actions Trump did.

This morning, Trump’s twitter feed is an endless series of postings that show his intent to violate the 1A, suppress voter turnout, blame Obama for his failures, and deflect/project like IMAX. All the while, his failed admin has killed over 100,000 Americans and he wants to take a victory lap because we haven’t had more people die.

But for the efforts at the state/local level, the death toll would have been much higher. Remember, Trump gave Cuomo grief for imposing a no-go zone around New Rochelle after the outbreak started there. Turns out that Cuomo was already late to respond, but Trump’s action was that even this was too much.

All the while, Trump has slow rolled testing and now claims we’re doing more tests than anyone else.

We have to do more tests because we don’t have containment and it’s spreading like wildfire nationwide. States opening back up before they even have containment is peak Trumpism. Land of the Ozarks level insanity. The GOP don’t care. They built that.

Even fucking Hannity seems to realize that he went too far, but will never take the blame or fall for spewing nonstop bilge about not needing to wear masks or social distance.

Trump is in the WH. He’s supposed to lead by example. Instead he shows what a callous fucker he is and enables white nationalists and bigots to let their inner freak fly. And not wear masks and make it a political statement instead of a public health necessity.

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Jay C  May 27, 2020 • 6:20:11am

re: #183 lawhawk

“India/China border dispute”?

Again? What now?

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sagehen  May 27, 2020 • 6:22:37am

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In addition, we need to seriously reform the entire process of ID, registration and voting. Perhaps it is up to the individual states, but I think we need some national standards to ensure consistency, traceability and transparency.

We could call it, “the Voting Rights Act.”

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 6:24:37am

re: #181 Dr Lizardo

I don’t doubt Zuckerberg is afraid of regulations from a Democratic-led House/Senate/POTUS - he’s pretty much said has much. Now, Trump is outright threatening FB and Twitter with being shut down.

Zuck - he’ll probably cave and turn FB into a straight-up GOP propaganda outlet.

Which is funny, because Zuvk would have more lower had he told Trump to shove it early on.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 6:24:43am

re: #181 Dr Lizardo

I don’t doubt Zuckerberg is afraid of regulations from a Democratic-led House/Senate/POTUS - he’s pretty much said has much. Now, Trump is outright threatening FB and Twitter with being shut down.

Zuck - he’ll probably cave and turn FB into a straight-up GOP propaganda outlet.

What does Zuck have to cave in? He hasn’t done anything positive in, well, forever.

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 6:27:15am

re: #184 Jay C

“India/China border dispute”?

Again? What now?

Beats the hell out of me. I know India and Pakistan have ongoing issues with the Line of Control, but India and China have been relatively quiet about their border issues for some time now.

He’s so desperate to deflect attention from his disastrous admin that he’ll make shit up to deflect.

I’m surprised that he hasn’t offered to fly to Tehran to meet with the mullahs to get them to give up their nukes (or the opposite - to give them nukes instead of having them develop them themselves).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 6:28:52am

re: #189 lawhawk

I’m surprised that he hasn’t offered to fly to Tehran to meet with the mullahs to get them to give up their nukes (or the opposite - to give them nukes instead of having them develop them themselves).

That’s Kush’s job.

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 6:32:06am
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Jay C  May 27, 2020 • 6:33:33am

re: #189 lawhawk

Beats the hell out of me. I know India and Pakistan have ongoing issues with the Line of Control, but India and China have been relatively quiet about their border issues for some time now.

He’s so desperate to deflect attention from his disastrous admin that he’ll make shit up to deflect.

I’m surprised that he hasn’t offered to fly to Tehran to meet with the mullahs to get them to give up their nukes (or the opposite - to give them nukes instead of having them develop them themselves).

I looked it up, but yeah: India and China are still (again) saber-rattling over troop movements in the same Himalayan wasteland the fought over back in 1962. For once not Trumpian BS.

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 6:48:51am
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Shropshire Slasher  May 27, 2020 • 6:54:37am

re: #193 lawhawk

My Volkswagen Jetta TDI was named Bertha, loved that car.

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lizardofid  May 27, 2020 • 6:56:19am

I’m sure it’s just me, but Trump being at the scheduled launch makes me slightly uneasy. His narcissistic meddling can rot systems and muddy critical thought.

We’re really counting on the professionals today.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 6:58:05am

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Sherlock Hound  May 27, 2020 • 6:59:46am

re: #195 lizardofid

I’m sure it’s just me, but Trump being at the scheduled launch makes me slightly uneasy. His narcissistic meddling can rot systems and muddy critical thought.

We’re really counting on the professionals today.

If the launch is scrubbed for weather, Trump is going to be pissed. I wonder if he’s ever tweeted “in the field”?

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 7:01:31am

re: #189 lawhawk

Beats the hell out of me. I know India and Pakistan have ongoing issues with the Line of Control, but India and China have been relatively quiet about their border issues for some time now.

He’s so desperate to deflect attention from his disastrous admin that he’ll make shit up to deflect.

I’m surprised that he hasn’t offered to fly to Tehran to meet with the mullahs to get them to give up their nukes (or the opposite - to give them nukes instead of having them develop them themselves).

I did read something the other day, a blurb, that India was claiming a border incursion by Chinese forces. Seemed relatively trivial.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 27, 2020 • 7:01:32am

100,000 Dead. One wrong President.
The Lincoln Project.

100,000 dead Americans. One wrong president.

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ericblair  May 27, 2020 • 7:03:44am

re: #192 Jay C

I looked it up, but yeah: India and China are still (again) saber-rattling over troop movements in the same Himalayan wasteland the fought over back in 1962. For once not Trumpian BS.

It’s more than sabre rattling: details here. China just flat out invaded miles of Indian territory. There’s a disputed area, but the Chinese have gone well past this Line of Control. So, a nuclear country has just invaded another nuclear country and it barely makes the news.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 7:04:29am

Trump sees himself as being a big tough guy on Twitter, but this is pretty much how everyone else sees him at this point.

Even Mittens is calling him out.

We’re in a spiral now - Trump’s threats and lies are getting increasingly more stupid and the laughter keeps getting louder. And the irony of his claiming Twitter is trying to silence him while simultaneously threatening to shut them down is thick af.

And it’s only Wednesday.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 27, 2020 • 7:05:13am

re: #195 lizardofid

I would worry he would insist they launch even when raining cats and dogs and hail and shit.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 7:05:13am

re: #200 ericblair

It’s more than sabre rattling: details here. China just flat out invaded miles of Indian territory. There’s a disputed area, but the Chinese have gone well past this Line of Control. So, a nuclear country has just invaded another nuclear country and it barely makes the news.

Woah. That’s a good deal less trivial than I’d thought. Yeah, China invading India would be a huge story….in normal times.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 7:05:16am

re: #199 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

100,000 Dead. One wrong President.
The Lincoln Project.

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That spot kicks ass. They’re doing some stellar work.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 7:06:05am

re: #202 Shropshire Slasher

I would worry he would insist they launch even when raining cats and dogs and hail and shit.

That’s a legit worry. Trump doesn’t like being told “no”.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 7:14:43am

re: #8 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Well done

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Franklin Templeton cleaning house //(1/2. Yes I know)

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lizardofid  May 27, 2020 • 7:15:31am

re: #202 Shropshire Slasher

I would worry he would insist they launch even when raining cats and dogs and hail and shit.

Science based decisions are clear eyed and sharply delineated.

Trump’s involvement in anything tends to blur.

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Barefoot Grin  May 27, 2020 • 7:16:28am

re: #198 Dr Lizardo

I did read something the other day, a blurb, that India was claiming a border incursion by Chinese forces. Seemed relatively trivial.

5000 PLA soldiers now based in India’s territory. But India doesn’t want/need an escalation (nor China). I think they’ll work to solve it, otherwise we’d have heard much more from both sides.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 7:18:05am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dr. Mark Allen Powell is a highly-regarded theologian.

He is a professor of theology at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Amongst his accomplishments, he is the editor of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, and the author of twenty-five books and one hundred articles on Christianity.

Prior to becoming a theologian, he was a professional music critic. with over one thousand published reviews of rock and pop bands.

So with a stellar, solid middle-of-the-road Protestant Christian education, you would be surprised to learn that Dr. Powell holds a “well, who can say” attitude about whether a person with epilepsy is possessed by demons or no. (I wouldn’t though, I’ve heard the claim from just about every denomination, and my freakin’ divorce judge in Florida—at least that good Christian judge went to jail for corruption.)

It is because of wingnuts mainstream theologians like this that we still suffer discrimination from Christians in things like employment or child visitation rights during a divorce proceeding.

The Epilepsy Foundation has an article on its site on demon possession and epilepsy, because we still live in the First Century.

Dr. Powell has a video discussion on the New Testament story (3:06) of the man who brings out his child and asks Jesus to cast demons out, because the child suffers (according to the writer of Matthew’s description) from symptoms of what we would describe as epilepsy today.

With well-regarded mainstream theologians like this guy, the epilepsy community doesn’t need any enemies.

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Just another typical Xtian spreading stupidity wherever he goes.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 27, 2020 • 7:19:04am

re: #197 Sherlock Hound

If the launch is scrubbed for weather, Trump is going to be pissed. I wonder if he’s ever tweeted “in the field”?

If tweeting “in the field” means setting on the terlet, then yes.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 27, 2020 • 7:24:08am

re: #172 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 7:25:46am

re: #59 Belafon

They scream fraud because they’re willing to do it:

wvmetronews.com

5 votes morphs into “all west Virginians”

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Patricia Kayden  May 27, 2020 • 7:26:04am

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Exactly. Whether it’s franchise owned or corporate owned, McDonald’s as a corporation can afford to supply employees with protective equipment.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 7:27:07am

This spot is kinda long-winded, but it makes a good point.

Edit that down to a minute and you got yourself a pretty powerful ad.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 7:30:10am

re: #88 Belafon

At the same time, it’s cheaper to provide PPE than to stay shut down.

Interestingly enough, here in Rockwall, the fast food places are still keeping their lobbies closed.

The Chinese restaurant, when this all started, shut down for a month. We were afraid they were closing for good. When they reopened, they had build a pick-up window right at the door, completely blocking off the restaurant area. You can now only go about feet into the restaurant to pick up your order.

Solutions vs whining

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 7:31:13am

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I just buy one MegaMillions, Powerball and California Super Lotto before each draw so that’s $10 a week.

I figure if the lightning hits I’ll be a hunk of fried bacon with a nice chunk o’change…

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 7:32:56am

re: #96 danarchy

I don’t think most retail workers are expecting n95 masks and nitrile gloves. You can get surgical style masks for about 50 cents a mask, less if you buy in bulk and those disposable food service gloves they should already be using if they are handling food, are cheap and don’t imagine it would cost much to give them to the folks working the registers and cleaning the store.

This here
Reasonable precautions make for confident customers

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 7:40:38am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Now she is a martyr to the “Intolerant Left”. Just for “feeling threatened” by a black man…

..saying she felt threatened

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 7:42:42am

re: #147 ericblair

DONALD TRUMP IS THE REAL PROGRESSIVE

Gosh that’s what Jimmy Dore, Michael Tracey, Briahna Joy Gray, HA Goodman and Martin Luther Cream are proclaiming!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 7:43:28am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

So, catching up on the news here, looks like Amy Cooper has been given the boot from her job at Franklin Templeton.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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Has she shown up on Fox & Friends yet?

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stpaulbear  May 27, 2020 • 7:44:51am

re: #171 Dave In Austin

Zach Rowe
@zachsparrowe
They are so afraid that grandma might die but don’t care about grandpa because he is a white male

Zach cares about grandpa because he’s hoping to inherit his gun collection.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 27, 2020 • 7:44:56am

Karen, you are NOT “exonerated”

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  May 27, 2020 • 7:47:53am

re: #220 Joe Bacon 🌹

Has she shown up on Fox & Friends yet?

I think she’s getting her haircut first by the Texas quarantine busting salon lady.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 7:48:02am

re: #175 ericblair

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Rick Wilson is an asshole but (therefore) understands Republicans. You can’t make acommodations with Trump, or tiptoe around him. You’re his toady or his sworn enemy. All the two-faced hemming and hawing from Jack and Zuck might be coming to a head.

note when trump says “we saw what they attempted to do and failed in 2016”

he’s talking about fact checking

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 7:49:31am

This fucking country man…

(Via CBS) Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

That’s surprisingly low considering the being put into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that’s sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure if they’d get vaccinated. One-in-five said they’d refuse.

Health experts already worry about the whiplash if vaccine promises like President Trump’s goal of a 300 million-dose stockpile by January fail. Only time and science will tell — and the new poll shows the public is indeed skeptical.

“It’s always better to under-promise and over-deliver,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“The unexpected looms large and that’s why I think for any of these vaccines, we’re going to need a large safety database to provide the reassurance,” he added.

Among Americans who say they wouldn’t get vaccinated, seven-in-ten worry about safety.

“I am not an anti-vaxxer,” said Melanie Dries, 56, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. But, “to get a COVID-19 vaccine within a year or two … causes me to fear that it won’t be widely tested as to side effects.”

For the record, vaccines get the shit tested out of them BEFORE they get to market. The only question mark would be potential long term side effects, but most vaccines don’t have many of those anyway.

Oh, and I would also like to remind everyone that the PRESIDENT of the United States is encouraging this kind of skepticism around vaccines, in addition to everything ELSE he has done while mismanaging this pandemic.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 27, 2020 • 7:51:44am

Is he threatening to sue Twitter for fact-checking his Tweets?

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 7:54:23am

re: #220 Joe Bacon 🌹

Has she shown up on Fox & Friends yet?

She could still face charges of filing a false police report. She’s probably been told to stay low.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 7:55:21am

re: #181 Dr Lizardo

I don’t doubt Zuckerberg is afraid of regulations from a Democratic-led House/Senate/POTUS - he’s pretty much said has much. Now, Trump is outright threatening FB and Twitter with being shut down.

Zuck - he’ll probably cave and turn FB into a straight-up GOP propaganda outlet.

He already did that!

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 7:55:22am

re: #226 The Pie Overlord!

Is he threatening to sue Twitter for fact-checking his Tweets?

I would lump this in with his thinking that he can order states to reopen churches. He keeps talking about forcing the companies to not censor conservative thought.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 7:56:33am

re: #201 makeitstop

Trump sees himself as being a big tough guy on Twitter, but this is pretty much how everyone else sees him at this point.

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We’re in a spiral now - Trump’s threats and lies are getting increasingly more stupid and the laughter keeps getting louder. And the irony of his claiming Twitter is trying to silence him while simultaneously threatening to shut them down in a twitter post is thick af.

And it’s only Wednesday.

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jeffreyw  May 27, 2020 • 7:57:19am

jeffreyw
Karma: 24,999

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The Pie Overlord!  May 27, 2020 • 7:58:51am

re: #229 Belafon

I would lump this in with his thinking that he can order states to reopen churches. He keeps talking about forcing the companies to not censor conservative thought.

Fact-checking is not censorship.

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 7:59:47am

re: #225 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, I have had that discussion with the Mrs. She’s concerned about sufficient testing before getting it. Doesn’t want to be an early adopter.

I’ve read about the failures with the polio vaccine in the 1930s, and then bad batches in the 1950s.

With Trump running things into the ground, would the vaccine be tested as fully as possible and corners not cut to get Trump “a win” with a vaccine?

Are these companies willing to destroy themselves by cutting corners to appease Trump?

We’ve seen all manner of company bend over backwards to appease Trump in trivial matters, but there’s nothing more serious than a vaccine against covid19. It takes years to develop and test vaccines.

I can see the reluctance as much as I see the need to get one to save lives and protect myself from potentially spreading it to others.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 7:59:55am

re: #228 Joe Bacon 🌹

He already did that!

Well, I guess I meant it’ll be even more so. Maybe he can team up with OAN.

Yeech.

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 8:02:50am

re: #232 The Pie Overlord!

Fact-checking is not censorship.

No, but he would also like to keep Twitter from kicking off Nazis.

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 8:07:58am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 27, 2020 • 8:09:17am

re: #233 lawhawk

Yeah, I have had that discussion with the Mrs. She’s concerned about sufficient testing before getting it. Doesn’t want to be an early adopter.

I’ve read about the failures with the polio vaccine in the 1930s, and then bad batches in the 1950s.

With Trump running things into the ground, would the vaccine be tested as fully as possible and corners not cut to get Trump “a win” with a vaccine?

Are these companies willing to destroy themselves by cutting corners to appease Trump?

We’ve seen all manner of company bend over backwards to appease Trump in trivial matters, but there’s nothing more serious than a vaccine against covid19. It takes years to develop and test vaccines.

I can see the reluctance as much as I see the need to get one to save lives and protect myself from potentially spreading it to others.

There is every reason to believe that DT will be out of office before testing begins, and no reason to be sure that the vaccine will be found and/or tested in the US. I’ll start worrying about all that when I see what’s on offer.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 8:10:04am

re: #232 The Pie Overlord!

Fact-checking is not censorship.

And even if it was, guess what? Twitter is a PRIVATE COMPANY. That means no First Amendment protections. That means they can censor the shit out of you if they want to.

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Jay C  May 27, 2020 • 8:10:54am

re: #231 jeffreyw

jeffreyw
Karma: 24,999

Fixt.

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 8:11:43am

re: #236 lawhawk

If you’re wondering whether or not politics is occurring on facebook, and if you need to counter it, there you are.

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jaunte  May 27, 2020 • 8:14:36am
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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 8:16:32am

re: #241 jaunte

I bet people who work at Twitter know how to use block functions.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 8:17:10am

I would love to see Trumps meltdown if Twitter ever does get the balls to ban him. That would be epic.

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sagehen  May 27, 2020 • 8:22:43am

re: #243 Eclectic Cyborg

I would love to see Trumps meltdown if Twitter ever does get the balls to ban him. That would be epic.

January 21, 2021.

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William Lewis  May 27, 2020 • 8:23:17am

So I’ve always been a big X fan. One of their less known albums, Ain’t Love Grand? is one of my favorites. There was a cover of the Small Faces track “All or Nothing” that I really liked. It turns out, however, that they hated it. They were forced to do the cover by the record company and when they rereleased the album, the stuck it on the end and intentionally screwed with it. This bummed me out since my cassette had died long ago. I finally found a nice copy of the original cd release on Eprey. I can respect that they weren’t happy with the song, but damn they did a great job on it I thought and I’m glad to finally have a copy of that version again.

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 8:24:48am

re: #245 William Lewis

So I’ve always been a big X fan. One of their less known albums, Ain’t Love Grand? is one of my favorites. There was a cover of the Small Faces track “All or Nothing” that I really liked. It turns out, however, that they hated it. They were forced to do the cover by the record company and when they rereleased the album, the stuck it on the end and intentionally screwed with it. This bummed me out since my cassette had died long ago. I finally found a nice copy of the original cd release on Eprey. I can respect that they weren’t happy with the song, but damn they did a great job on it I thought and I’m glad to finally have a copy of that version again.

As my college art teacher put it, an artists interpretation is only one of many of a piece of art.

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 8:29:22am
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William Lewis  May 27, 2020 • 8:31:06am

re: #246 Belafon

As my college art teacher put it, an artists interpretation is only one of many of a piece of art.

On another song, I remember watching a video about a band that was in the studio recording their first album. The label was demanding they cover a song and they really didn’t want to. They went in planning on tanking it and doing the worst job they possibly could. But when push came to shove, their musicianship wouldn’t let them and they did a good job on it.

The band was Quiet Riot and the song was Slade’s Cum On Feel the Noize.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 27, 2020 • 8:33:10am

re: #233 lawhawk

1976 Swine flu. 450 people got GBS, and it was understood the vaccine was coming back out if the swine flu did.

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Jay C  May 27, 2020 • 8:35:36am

re: #247 lawhawk

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Let’s add:

4. Tulsi’s lawyers are probably bolting, as they are unsure of getting paid.

But SRSLY: who pays for these well-advertised-but-going-nowhere “suits” by public figures (Devin Nunes comes to mind)? Is there much (any?) real legal “work” involved? Or is it all just hot-air announcements to try to gin up outrage, followed by a quiet fold before it can actually get to court (and likely be thrown out at first motion)?
IANAL, obviously…..

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 8:36:03am

re: #233 lawhawk

Yeah, I have had that discussion with the Mrs. She’s concerned about sufficient testing before getting it. Doesn’t want to be an early adopter.

I’ve read about the failures with the polio vaccine in the 1930s, and then bad batches in the 1950s.

With Trump running things into the ground, would the vaccine be tested as fully as possible and corners not cut to get Trump “a win” with a vaccine?

Are these companies willing to destroy themselves by cutting corners to appease Trump?

We’ve seen all manner of company bend over backwards to appease Trump in trivial matters, but there’s nothing more serious than a vaccine against covid19. It takes years to develop and test vaccines.

I can see the reluctance as much as I see the need to get one to save lives and protect myself from potentially spreading it to others.

from this past sunday’s electoral-vote.com mailbag

E.L. in Dallas, TX, writes:…Whenever I am asked about a medical procedure that is elective, I say the same thing. “Would your doctor have the procedure done on themselves or their family?” Assuming you trust your physician (and if you do not, you should change doctors), ask him or her if they and their family have been vaccinated…

…with COVID-19 the international response and literature is vetted to a degree that I have never witnessed. The best example of this is the claims concerning treatment with Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin. In less than 2 months, large studies have been conducted that have completely debunked the initial claims and have demonstrated the treatment as being harmful… Even after being developed, the production will be a massive and novel undertaking that will involve months or years to produce enough vaccines for the United States and the world. The vaccine will initially be available to those who are healthy and at highest risk—in other words, frontline healthcare workers. That means the results of being vaccinated will be established prior to the vaccine being available to the general public.

We should all have a primary physician that we know and trust, and these circumstances are the perfect illustration of the importance of that relationship. Maybe not every healthcare provider will agree that the vaccine is necessary (there are multiple pediatricians in my community that use “alternative vaccine schedules”), but your decision should be based on the input of someone you trust with your health and not the advice of the government.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 8:37:26am

re: #241 jaunte

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I’m starting to think George hasn’t divorced Kellyanne because her Nazi Gestapo would kill him.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 8:38:00am

re: #248 William Lewis

On another song, I remember watching a video about a band that was in the studio recording their first album. The label was demanding they cover a song and they really didn’t want to. They went in planning on tanking it and doing the worst job they possibly could. But when push came to shove, their musicianship wouldn’t let them and they did a good job on it.

The band was Quiet Riot and the song was Slade’s Cum On Feel the Noize.

I was never too big of a Quiet Riot fan, and I always thought Slade’s original versions were far superior to Quiet Riot’s (they did ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now,’ too). Kinda bums me out that Slade doesn’t get the love on the radio.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 8:39:33am

re: #252 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m starting to think George hasn’t divorced Kellyanne because her Nazi Gestapo would kill him.

Either that or he knows she’d make it a really messy divorce and he doesn’t need that shit right now.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 8:39:41am

re: #252 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m starting to think George hasn’t divorced Kellyanne because her Nazi Gestapo would kill him.

Or her Mob connections. She’s way hooked up with the South Jersey Mob.

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Teukka  May 27, 2020 • 8:40:59am

So this is making the rounds on my facebook feed:

Pun-ishment will continue until morale improves!
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 8:43:00am

No. Does. Not. Compute. Will. Robinson. Does. Not. Compute.

neatorama.com

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A Mom Anon  May 27, 2020 • 8:46:36am

re: #257 Joe Bacon 🌹

There is no need for that. None. Now I need a spoon to gouge out my eyeballs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 8:48:51am

Who in the fucking hell needs a rhinestone coated jockstrap?

I mean, do the rich just sit around looking at random stuff in their house and think “yeah, I’m going to put some jewels on that, that, that and that.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 8:48:52am

re: #258 A Mom Anon

There is no need for that. None. Now I need a spoon to gouge out my eyeballs.

Just think of Elvis in the early years… Or whomever you’d like to picture.

Elvis in the latter years though…😂😂😂😂

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 8:50:34am
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jeffreyw  May 27, 2020 • 8:50:40am

re: #231 jeffreyw

jeffreyw
Karma: 24,999

The fastest click goes to:
b.d. (Follow science survive and vote!) (b.d.)
Thanks also to the slower participants!
ETA: honorable mention: Jay C!

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Sufficient unto the day...  May 27, 2020 • 8:51:13am

re: #259 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, gonna put some jewels on the jewels, uh-huh.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 27, 2020 • 8:53:39am

re: #263 Sufficient unto the day…

Yeah, gonna put some jewels on the jewels, uh-huh.

The bedazzling anchors must be really rough on the junk.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 8:55:37am

Now we know why Elvis popped Percodans like M&Ms.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 8:55:53am

Keep fucking that chicken, Spanky.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 8:56:41am

Disney World (Orlando) set to reopen on June 5. All park visitors REQUIRED to wear masks. Masks will be provided for people who do not have their own.

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Sufficient unto the day...  May 27, 2020 • 8:57:13am

re: #264 Shropshire Slasher

Velvet lining on the inside, probably.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 8:57:25am

re: #266 makeitstop

Keep fucking that chicken, Spanky.

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Jesus Christ,

That reads like one of those “mash up these words and make a sentence” kids games.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 8:59:38am

re: #261 lawhawk

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 9:00:17am

re: #270 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

100 000 dead is breaking my damn heart.

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jeffreyw  May 27, 2020 • 9:01:37am

re: #268 Sufficient unto the day…

Velvet lining on the inside, probably.

I think I may have the painting from which the velvet was cut.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:02:40am

re: #266 makeitstop

Keep fucking that chicken, Spanky.

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I just hadda use that.

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The Ghost of a Flea  May 27, 2020 • 9:03:20am

re: #252 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

re: #254 Eclectic Cyborg

I may like George Conway’s politics marginally more than Kellyanne Conway’s, but…

What is happening inside that marriage does not necessarily reflect any configuration we imagine from their public personas. The most obvious reason being that both are performing for an audience and that spectacle is what we’re judging them on.

And I feel it’s necessary to point out a specific angle on this that I don’t see people are considering: George Conway may be “in the right” in his current expressed politics but could still be a shitty husband whose shittiness contributes to Kellyanne Conway doing the kind of sour-tempered Mouth-of-Sauron work she does. That is just as “real” a story as the idea that he’s somehow the long-suffering one.

And given that the two met up through the intervention of Ann Coulter, there’s the distinct possibility that the Conways are, dialectically, both opportunistic apers of trends to make a buck and dismal wanna-be hegemons that believe some form of inherent hierarchy of human beings…hence their conservatism. And since US conservatism is always about the nonspecific sense of inherent superiority that excuses the errors and flaws of the in-group, for them it may just be normal to forgive one another their wrong-think because the important thing is neither is part of the greater mass of born-wrong lesser kinds of people.

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Barefoot Grin  May 27, 2020 • 9:06:28am

I’ll get on board with George Conway when he denounces Mitch McConnell and the Federalist Society.

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 9:07:00am

re: #274 The Ghost of a Flea

I may like George Conway’s politics marginally more than Kellyanne Conway’s, but…

What is happening inside that marriage does not necessarily reflect any configuration we imagine from their public personas. The most obvious reason being that both are performing for an audience and that spectacle is what we’re judging them on.

And I feel it’s necessary to point out a specific angle on this that I don’t see people are considering: George Conway may be “in the right” in his current expressed politics but could still be a shitty husband whose shittiness contributes to Kellyanne Conway doing the kind of sour-tempered Mouth-of-Sauron work she does. That is just as “real” a story as the idea that he’s somehow the long-suffering one.

And given that the two met up through the intervention of Ann Coulter, there’s the distinct possibility that the Conways are, dialectically, both opportunistic apers of trends to make a buck and dismal wanna-be hegemons that believe some form of inherent hierarchy of human beings…hence their conservatism. And since US conservatism is always about the nonspecific sense of inherent superiority that excuses the errors and flaws of the in-group, for them it may just be normal to forgive one another their wrong-think because the important thing is neither is part of the greater mass of born-wrong lesser kinds of people.

I’ll grant you everything but the part about him influencing KellyAnn because he’s a crappy husband. It’s pretty obviously she’s not doing her stuff under any sort of stress.

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Jay C  May 27, 2020 • 9:07:55am

re: #274 The Ghost of a Flea

I dunno: overthinking the George/Kellyanne dynamic a bit, IMO: I’d condense it as follows:

One of them is an huge asshole hack.
The other one is an even bigger asshole hack.
Made for each other……

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 27, 2020 • 9:10:31am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:10:32am

re: #271 Eclectic Cyborg

100 000 dead is breaking my damn heart.

Mine broke when it was triple digits because I saw what was coming.

Hubs and I were discussing this back in January (which was when I started stocking up on items like sanitizer and stuff). Anyone reading international news was clued in. What they did with that knowledge…???

In March - MARCH - my idiotic ex coworkers were still discussing going to conferences in May, which stunned me. These were what I always thought of as smart people.

What has happened to people, even smart people?

That NYT cover over the weekend, I thought that might make it real to people. I don’t think it did.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 9:10:56am

re: #261 lawhawk

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January 2016 trump said:

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Trump remarked at a campaign stop at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. “It’s, like, incredible.”

he was off by a factor of 100,000 (and that’s only up to now)

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Interesting Times  May 27, 2020 • 9:11:54am

That’s it. That’s the ad. The quote above accompanied by a myriad of relevant imagery (headlines about Bill Barr lawlessness, Loeffler insider trading, the endless trump family grifting, etc)

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 9:12:13am

re: #278 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Probably more like -25. Rassmussen seems to be automatically weighted +10 for GOP.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 9:12:16am

re: #269 Eclectic Cyborg

Jesus Christ,

That reads like one of those “mash up these words and make a sentence” kids games.

Ladies and Gentlemen this is The President of the United States!

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 9:13:27am

re: #278 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There’s nothing about this Rasmussen poll that differentiates it from any other Rasmussen poll from Trump’s stint in office to date. He always fluctuates between 41-47%, and if he’s not in the 30% because of killing 100,000 Americans due to his failed covid19 response and destroying the US economy, then nothing will get him there.

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plansbandc  May 27, 2020 • 9:15:22am

re: #245 William Lewis

My friend got me into X. I obsessively listened to Los Angeles. Love that band.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:15:27am

re: #274 The Ghost of a Flea

Oh absolutely. George is no friend. I don’t give a fuck about their marriage, or either of them really.

Right now, George is the enemy of my enemy. And I put all of them in that category, Wilson, Schmidt, Krystol, all of them. They built this Frankenstein from the fucking ground up.

SPIT

My comment was solely to say that I could better understand that he is still married to that horrible, and I can pretty safely assume, vindictive bitch because that’s what she is.

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Citizen K  May 27, 2020 • 9:15:49am

So…uh….yikes?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 27, 2020 • 9:16:24am

re: #273 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I just hadda use that.

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Teukka  May 27, 2020 • 9:16:39am

In other news, the formal definition of Karen…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 9:17:35am

I saw some bullshit opinion piece this morning arguing that Amy Cooper is a Liberal.

Sure, Jan.

///

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plansbandc  May 27, 2020 • 9:19:01am

re: #258 A Mom Anon

Our Rock station morning show DJs decided that someone is gonna buy that puppy and make a Covid mask out of it. *hork*

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2020 • 9:19:14am

re: #287 Citizen K

So…uh….yikes?

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So when is Hitler Lover KKKandy going to say that slavery was a good thing?

We know she’s going to say that!

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plansbandc  May 27, 2020 • 9:21:12am

re: #287 Citizen K

I don’t think she knows she’s African American.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 27, 2020 • 9:22:00am

re: #284 lawhawk

There’s nothing about this Rasmussen poll that differentiates it from any other Rasmussen poll from Trump’s stint in office to date. He always fluctuates between 41-47%, and if he’s not in the 30% because of killing 100,000 Americans due to his failed covid19 response and destroying the US economy, then nothing will get him there.

True, no amount of death will move his cult. But at the margins, it could motivate more people on the left to vote Biden, and some moderately Republican voters to stay home. The main reason Trump squeaked to victory in 2016 is that an unusually large % of voters on the left voted 3rd party. If most of them vote for Biden, he will get a majority of the vote and win the election.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 27, 2020 • 9:23:23am

re: #293 plansbandc

I don’t think she knows she’s African American.

She knows; it’s a grift. Racists love to see blacks confirming their prejudices.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:25:14am

re: #290 Eclectic Cyborg

I saw some bullshit opinion piece this morning arguing that Amy Cooper is a Liberal.

Sure, Jan.

///

She may be. I said in a comment somewhere above that racists come in every stripe. She could be fully confident that she’s not racist because she has a black friend. That’s always used as a joke, but I think it’s true for some people.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 9:25:22am

re: #273 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I just hadda use that.

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Caps lock was a nice touch. :)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:26:26am

re: #291 plansbandc

Our Rock station morning show DJs decided that someone is gonna buy that puppy and make a Covid mask out of it. *hork*

Now that’s an image I did not need in my brain.

*breathes deeply*

*vomits*

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2020 • 9:26:44am

re: #293 plansbandc

I don’t think she knows she’s African American.

Either that or she’s the unknown love-child of a real-life Uncle Ruckus.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:27:00am

re: #293 plansbandc

I don’t think she knows she’s African American.

Two words: Clarence Thomas.

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plansbandc  May 27, 2020 • 9:29:05am

re: #300 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Lot of money to be made being a modern Uncle Tom.

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gwangung  May 27, 2020 • 9:29:34am

re: #290 Eclectic Cyborg

I saw some bullshit opinion piece this morning arguing that Amy Cooper is a Liberal.

Sure, Jan.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if she was.

There are a LOT of liberal and progressive folks who are individually racists, and have no problem with the racist biases of American society. When the rubber hits the road, they’ll cling to their racism without a second thought.

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 9:30:10am

re: #287 Citizen K

So…uh….yikes?

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The self-loathing is strong with this one.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 27, 2020 • 9:32:29am

Looks like God avoided the Twitter ban hammer.

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stpaulbear  May 27, 2020 • 9:34:17am

re: #248 William Lewis

On another song, I remember watching a video about a band that was in the studio recording their first album. The label was demanding they cover a song and they really didn’t want to. They went in planning on tanking it and doing the worst job they possibly could. But when push came to shove, their musicianship wouldn’t let them and they did a good job on it.

The band was Quiet Riot and the song was Slade’s Cum On Feel the Noize.

When The Beatles went into the studio to record their second single, George Martin wanted them to record an outside song called How Do You Do It. They recorded a version to keep Martin happy, but then told him that they couldn’t release that song and go back to face their Liverpool audience - it would shame their reputation.

Martin relented and asked them to come up with something better, and they came back with Please Please Me, which Martin knew was a giant hit as soon as it was done.

Martin gave How Do You Do It to Gerry and the Pacemakers. It eventually made top 10 in the US, but everything UK was making the top 10 in the US during the British Invasion.

How Do You Do It? (Anthology 1 Version)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:34:23am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 27, 2020 • 9:37:13am

re: #290 Eclectic Cyborg

I saw some bullshit opinion piece this morning arguing that Amy Cooper is a Liberal.

Sure, Jan.

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With her business experience, she will have no trouble finding a good seat on the wingnut welfare train.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2020 • 9:38:54am

re: #200 ericblair

It’s more than sabre rattling: details here. China just flat out invaded miles of Indian territory. There’s a disputed area, but the Chinese have gone well past this Line of Control. So, a nuclear country has just invaded another nuclear country and it barely makes the news.

It wouldn’t be surprising if China felt emboldened by the moron in the WH, who essentially greenlit the moves against Hong Kong, because all he cared about were his financial dealings with China. Trump’s only concern is a vibrant stock market, and as long as the Dow Jones is doing well (certainly a lot better than it should be given the pandemic and its effect on global economic activity), he figures he has a real chance at re-election. He doesn’t want to engage in any activities that might have a deleterious effect on this single measure that has escaped full damage from the ETTD effect.

The libertarian right, the biggest fans of Trump, also doesn’t care about what happens elsewhere. They have this fantasy that as long as we have a powerful military that can stop foreign aggression on the homeland, we don’t need to worry about conflicts elsewhere.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 27, 2020 • 9:41:15am

re: #290 Eclectic Cyborg

I saw some bullshit opinion piece this morning arguing that Amy Cooper is a Liberal.

Sure, Jan.

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She could be; who cares?

She a racist asshole. That’s all that matters.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 27, 2020 • 9:43:04am

The only thing stupider than this Tweet are the replies attached to it:

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 9:44:05am

re: #310 The Pie Overlord!

The only thing stupider than this Tweet are the replies attached to it:

“So why can I see your tweet, Mollie?”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:44:32am

re: #302 gwangung

I wouldn’t be surprised if she was.

There are a LOT of liberal and progressive folks who are individually racists, and have no problem with the racist biases of American society. When the rubber hits the road, they’ll cling to their racism without a second thought.

I believe that some people, and this, I hate to say, is more lefties, who don’t like racism, don’t think they’re racist because they have that friend, but when that rubber his the road their innate self comes out.

I’m not saying that’s the case with her but I do think it’s a thing.

Example, do you cross the street when you see a group of black kids coming at you?

I, myself, tend to cross the street when I see a bunch of kids coming at me. Because I think groups of any kids, of any color, including white, might be assholes.

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Dr. Matt  May 27, 2020 • 9:45:11am

re: #309 Colère Tueur de Lapin

She could be; who cares?

She a racist asshole. That’s all that matters.

Bingo. Liberals are not immune from being racists assholes. They are a minority among Left, but are an inclusion criteria for the Right.

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Dave In Austin  May 27, 2020 • 9:46:35am
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wrenchwench  May 27, 2020 • 9:47:17am

re: #305 stpaulbear

Ancient earworm jiggles back to life…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 27, 2020 • 9:47:45am

re: #313 Dr. Matt

Bingo. Liberals are not immune from being racists assholes. They are a minority among Left, but are an inclusion criteria for the Right.

And this goes to the crux of an important point, just because someone may be a “liberal” doesn’t mean I will approve of everything they do, not does it mean that they are perfect.

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gwangung  May 27, 2020 • 9:48:08am

re: #313 Dr. Matt

Bingo. Liberals are not immune from being racists assholes. They are a minority among Left, but are an inclusion criteria for the Right.

If we’re honest with ourselves, it’s real easy to be racist assholes (all of us) because that’s what society teaches us. But a lot of folks realize it and fight against the socialization.

Other folks don’t fight it; they embrace it and lean into it, even while they say they don’t have a racist bone in their body.

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plansbandc  May 27, 2020 • 9:48:49am

re: #315 wrenchwench

Totally. It’s so Gerry and not Beatles tho. Funny to hear the Beatles sing it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 9:50:45am

Another person who could die tomorrow and I’d ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Teddy's Person  May 27, 2020 • 9:56:57am

re: #247 lawhawk

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Maybe she got a taste of what discovery would like like for her.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 9:58:45am

re: #319 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Another person who could die tomorrow and I’d ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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you’d still be working for him if he didnt fire your ass in one scaramucci

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 10:00:39am

re: #304 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Looks like God avoided the Twitter ban hammer.

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What’s the reference to ‘German law?’

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 27, 2020 • 10:03:59am

re: #322 makeitstop

What’s the reference to ‘German law?’

Not a clue.

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gocart mozart  May 27, 2020 • 10:06:46am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 10:07:08am

re: #322 makeitstop

What’s the reference to ‘German law?’

I believe it’s a disclaimer required by EU rules, similar to the “This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer…” warnings we see on products here.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2020 • 10:07:17am

re: #207 lizardofid

Science based decisions are clear eyed and sharply delineated.

Trump’s involvement in anything tends to blur.

Nope — There have been past times when science was neglected to meet a timetable. The Challenger disaster was one of them. Let’s not forget, though, that science is always evolving and may not be quite as clear-eyed as you think. Scientists are human and evidence is not always as clear-cut as you would hope, especially in medically related decisions. Serious side-effects may take years to emerge or may not become apparent until a medicine is administered to more than the handful of test subjects.

Let’s not forget too the ongoing opioid epidemic, where pharmaceutical firms are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of customers in order to improve their bottom line.

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gocart mozart  May 27, 2020 • 10:07:39am

re: #323 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

The complaint must have come from Germany

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2020 • 10:09:46am

re: #327 gocart mozart

The complaint must have come from Germany

Or that.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 27, 2020 • 10:10:25am

BTW. The Space X feed is live.

spacex.com

and we are t- 3hrs 23 minutes. The range is currently green.

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Nojay UK  May 27, 2020 • 10:11:07am

re: #322 makeitstop

The Germans had a bit of a problem with Nazis a while back and they decided that allowing Nazis: The next Generation platforms and social media access to their people was a Bad Idea, thus they wrote and enforced laws against Nazis being Nazis on blogs, sites like Twitter, photocopied sheets of paper taped to lamp-posts etc. The American-based social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook want access to the German market so they play nice with the anti-Nazi German laws to remain available to all those little German consumers.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 27, 2020 • 10:11:50am

“Fake News” shitposters are on the loose. Be careful of what you retweet.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2020 • 10:14:46am

re: #252 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m starting to think George hasn’t divorced Kellyanne because her Nazi Gestapo would kill him.

No - no - no. I am 100% confident that Kellyanne shares her husband’s views on Trump, but she has no ethics or morals, and for money and fame will do or say practically anything. They have figured out that no matter how this ends, they will remain wealthy since they are betting on both sides and will emerge triumphant regardless.

Of course let’s not forget this oldy but goody

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 10:16:54am

Flat out murder.

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plansbandc  May 27, 2020 • 10:17:04am
335
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 27, 2020 • 10:17:05am

And the crew is on the way to pad 39A

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Patricia Kayden  May 27, 2020 • 10:17:38am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2020 • 10:19:00am

re: #304 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Looks like God avoided the Twitter ban hammer.

[Embedded content]

So “God” just confirmed you can spread lies without any repercussions? Did they escape Twitter retribution because there was no profanity, obscenity, nor call for violence?

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 10:19:35am

re: #336 Patricia Kayden

As long as there are those that oppose racism, Candace will still be able to think she’s immune to what the Right thinks and does.

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wrenchwench  May 27, 2020 • 10:20:21am

re: #330 Nojay UK

The Germans had a bit of a problem with Nazis a while back and they decided that allowing Nazis: The next Generation platforms and social media access to their people was a Bad Idea, thus they wrote and enforced laws against Nazis being Nazis on blogs, sites like Twitter, photocopied sheets of paper taped to lamp-posts etc. The American-based social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook want access to the German market so they play nice with the anti-Nazi German laws to remain available to all those little German consumers.

Restrictions on Nazis are ripe for being studied and spread.

340
Teukka  May 27, 2020 • 10:20:54am

File under “Ooof”:

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 10:21:03am

re: #337 Hecuba’s daughter

So “God” just confirmed you can spread lies without any repercussions? Did they escape Twitter retribution because there was no profanity, obscenity, nor call for violence?

I’m pretty sure how they escaped is it would completely lay bare what they’re allowing Trump to do because he’s Trump.

342
stpaulbear  May 27, 2020 • 10:21:52am

re: #337 Hecuba’s daughter

So “God” just confirmed you can spread lies without any repercussions? Did they escape Twitter retribution because there was no profanity, obscenity, nor call for violence?

If they took God’s tweets down, they wouldn’t have a leg to stand on for leaving Trump’s tweets up.

343
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 27, 2020 • 10:22:55am

re: #342 stpaulbear

If they took God’s tweets down, they wouldn’t have a leg to stand on for leaving Trump’s tweets up.

I’m sure they could cite “executive privilege” and then muddy the waters with a virtual ink cloud as they skittered away like a frightened squid.

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Teddy's Person  May 27, 2020 • 10:23:13am

re: #337 Hecuba’s daughter

So “God” just confirmed you can spread lies without any repercussions? Did they escape Twitter retribution because there was no profanity, obscenity, nor call for violence?

Someone probably recognized the shitstorm that would rain down on Twitter if they banned “God” and not “Trump” and wanted to avoid it. Plus, agreeing with Trump keeps those sweet, sweet tax cuts coming.

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Teddy's Person  May 27, 2020 • 10:24:42am

re: #341 Belafon

re: #342 stpaulbear

re: #343 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

re: #344 Teddy’s Person

So say we all.

346
stpaulbear  May 27, 2020 • 10:24:59am

re: #340 Teukka

File under “Ooof”:

[Embedded content]

A bit both-sidey for me. Some States have coherent plans. I’m happy that Walz is being as intelligent and thoughtful as possible.

347
lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 10:25:18am

Fucking hypocrite:

348
Rightwingconspirator  May 27, 2020 • 10:25:31am

Really exciting to see the astronaut convoy on the way to the pad. Then the camera pulls back and we see the MRAP armored personnel vehicle. Surreal. Effing 2020. I don’t think Apollo guys had that.

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Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 10:26:53am

re: #347 lawhawk

Fucking hypocrite:

Sounds like a great question for the next press conference.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 27, 2020 • 10:27:05am

re: #337 Hecuba’s daughter

So “God” just confirmed you can spread lies without any repercussions? Did they escape Twitter retribution because there was no profanity, obscenity, nor call for violence?

Well to hazard a guess, They will probably claim they knew it was a “parody” post which therefore didn’t violate their TOS. But again, that’s just a guess.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 10:27:36am

re: #342 stpaulbear

If they took God’s tweets down, they wouldn’t have a leg to stand on for leaving Trump’s tweets up.

And the god account is big enough to be noticed

Some rando poster might not have had the same outcome

352
Teddy's Person  May 27, 2020 • 10:28:17am

re: #349 Belafon

Sounds like a great question for the next press conference.

You know, the one that will make her scamper off like the bought-and-paid-for shill she is.

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jaunte  May 27, 2020 • 10:28:47am
354
Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 10:29:22am

re: #352 Teddy’s Person

You know, the one that will make her scamper off like the bought-and-paid-for shill she is.

Sounds like a good goal for the reporters there to me.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 27, 2020 • 10:30:23am

re: #344 Teddy’s Person

Someone probably recognized the shitstorm that would rain down on Twitter if they banned “God” and not “Trump” and wanted to avoid it. Plus, agreeing with Trump keeps those sweet, sweet tax cuts coming.

@TheTweetOfGod is not a verified (“check mark”) account and we know that verified accounts are treated differently from non-verified accounts.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 27, 2020 • 10:30:28am

re: #347 lawhawk

Fucking hypocrite:

[Embedded content]

C’mon this is ez

*I* don’t commit mail in voter fraud
*I* don’t need to wear a mask
*I*……

357
Belafon  May 27, 2020 • 10:32:02am

re: #356 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

C’mon this is ez

*I* don’t commit mail in voter fraud
*I* don’t need to wear a mask
*I*……

“Yeah, but someone could have taken it from your mailbox and modified it or thrown it away, like you keep saying could happen.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 27, 2020 • 10:34:12am

re: #337 Hecuba’s daughter

So “God” just confirmed you can spread lies without any repercussions? Did they escape Twitter retribution because there was no profanity, obscenity, nor call for violence?

No because they’d then have to suspend trump for the Scarborough thing.

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Teddy's Person  May 27, 2020 • 10:34:25am

Today would have been my mom’s 81st birthday and my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary. Cheers mom.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 27, 2020 • 10:34:26am

re: #340 Teukka

File under “Ooof”:

[Embedded content]

Guaranteed it’s not the plan for a blue state (she said, as the stay at home continued).

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Interesting Times  May 27, 2020 • 10:34:52am

Obvious problems with the era aside, there were definitely benefits from the lack of Facebook and Fox:

Click to embiggen and read the whole thing.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 27, 2020 • 10:36:03am

re: #345 Teddy’s Person

So say we all.

Are we sure they’re not worried about thunderbolts from heaven? (They have to know who really owns that account.)

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lawhawk  May 27, 2020 • 10:38:14am

re: #362 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Are we sure they’re not worried about thunderbolts from heaven? (They have to know who really owns that account.)

He works in mysterious ways (and always uses a pseudonym). /

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sagehen  May 27, 2020 • 10:39:37am

re: #356 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

The Republican spokeswoman has said it shouldn’t be available to everyone.

Only for Republicans. Amirite??

//

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Teddy's Person  May 27, 2020 • 10:41:03am

I think this pattern will become common.

A new report released Tuesday evening from the Washington Department of Health details increasing COVID-19 transmission rates in [more conservative] eastern Washington, while the virus transmission appears to be decreasing in [more liberal] western Washington. Source: Seattle PI

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TedStriker  May 27, 2020 • 10:41:45am

re: #348 Rightwingconspirator

Really exciting to see the astronaut convoy on the way to the pad. Then the camera pulls back and we see the MRAP armored personnel vehicle. Surreal. Effing 2020. I don’t think Apollo guys had that.

NASA’s been using APCs as bug-out vehicles to evacuate astronauts and pad crew in case of launch emergencies (along with the launch tower zipline), as well for KSC firefighters at the pad, since Apollo; for the longest time, they were using M113s:

nasa.gov

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makeitstop  May 27, 2020 • 10:43:14am

re: #349 Belafon

Sounds like a great question for the next press conference.

I move that at least five members of the WH press pool ask it.

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Nojay UK  May 27, 2020 • 10:45:01am

re: #348 Rightwingconspirator

Actually the Apollo astronauts did have an armoured car on standby. If shit went wrong close to takeoff they had a procedure to use a zipline to get them off top of the Saturn V stack, down to the ground and into the armoured car which would then head away from the pad as fast as possible, hopefully outrunning anything Bad happening to the two thousand tonnes of propellant and liquid oxygen half a mile behind them. It was never used but it was there.

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TedStriker  May 27, 2020 • 10:53:53am

re: #368 Nojay UK

Actually the Apollo astronauts did have an armoured car on standby. If shit went wrong close to takeoff they had a procedure to use a zipline to get them off top of the Saturn V stack, down to the ground and into the armoured car which would then head away from the pad as fast as possible, hopefully outrunning anything Bad happening to the two thousand tonnes of propellant and liquid oxygen half a mile behind them. It was never used but it was there.

In the From the Earth to the Moon episode “We Have Cleared the Tower”, that’s exactly what you see in the opening minutes, as Guenter Wendt runs Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham, and Donn Eisele through an emergency pad egress test in the lead-up to Apollo 7.

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William Lewis  May 27, 2020 • 10:53:54am

re: #368 Nojay UK

Beat me to it.


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