Natalia Lafourcade: “Mi Religión” (Sesión en Vivo - Templo De La Inmaculada Concepción De San Miguel De Allende)

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Letra de «Mi Religión»

Desde que vi tus ojos me enamoré
Me enamoré
Me enamoré

Desde que oí tu canto sabía que
No había manera
De abandonarte, mi amor

Porque toda la luz y colores
De un cielo azul haces brillar
Eres tú mi religión

A veces me pregunto por qué me alejo
De tu alegría, misterios e inspiración
Siento un dolor, un amargo arrepentimiento

Tú eres mi hogar
La religión en mi existir
Eres tú

Música, tú
Mi religión
Una vida no basta
Para entregarte mi amor

Música, tú
Mi perdición
Una vida no basta
Para entregarte mi amor

Desde que vi tus ojos me enamoré
Me enamoré
Me enamoré

En tu primer abrazo recuerdo que
Mi cuerpo vivo
Y temblorosa mi voz
Porque todo en este universo
Cobró razón

En mi existir
Eres tú mi religión

A veces me pregunto por qué me alejo
De tu alegría, misterios e inspiración
Siento un dolor, un amargo arrepentimiento

Tú eres mi hogar
La religión en mi existir
Eres tú

Música, tú
Mi religión
Una vida no basta
Para entregarte mi amor

Música, tú
Mi perdición
Una vida no basta
Para entregarte mi amor

Música, tú
Mi religión
Una vida no basta
Para entregarte mi amor

Música, tú
Mi perdición
Una vida no basta
Para entregarte mi amor

Ay, me enamoré
Ay, me enamoré
Una vida no basta, lo sé
Para darte todito mi amor

Ay, me enamoré
Una vida no basta, lo sé
Para darte todito mi amor

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696 comments

1
Charles Johnson  May 30, 2020 • 3:06:41pm
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Ace Rothstein  May 30, 2020 • 3:09:15pm

FUCK TRUMP!

3
Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 3:09:29pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Whatever Trump says is crap, which is sad because I want to go to Mars.

4
Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 3:12:01pm
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 3:13:08pm

re: #4 Teddy’s Person

At least most of them are wearing masks.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 3:13:23pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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That’s cheating, boss.

Oh, and FUCK TRUMP.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 30, 2020 • 3:23:47pm

re: #4 Teddy’s Person

Ugh, why do I think tonight is really going to suck?

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 3:24:57pm

re: #7 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, why do I think tonight is really going to suck?

Because Trump is president. Fuck Trump. I know your question was rhetorical, but I wanted the opportunity to say Fuck Trump. So, Fuck Trump.

edited for bad use of you’re (hangs head in shame)

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Ace Rothstein  May 30, 2020 • 3:26:03pm

Trump wants a bunch of black people to get killed.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 3:28:02pm

re: #9 Ace Rothstein

Trump wants a bunch of black people to get killed.

Our job, no matter what happens, is to lay all of this at Trump’s feet. He has encouraged the actions that led to recent events.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 3:28:10pm
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Ace-o-aces  May 30, 2020 • 3:29:16pm
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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:36:39pm
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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:39:23pm

La Mesa, CA.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 3:39:28pm

re: #13 jaunte

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Especially considering that the governor, the attorney general, and the mayors of both the impacted cities ANNOUNCED IN A DAMN PRESS CONFERENCE that it was white supremacists. You just don’t do that unless you have some serious facts on your side.

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Charles Johnson  May 30, 2020 • 3:41:15pm

This could be the night when the Trump administration turns truly murderous. He’s been doing nothing but fanning the flames for days.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:41:15pm

re: #15 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m curious who at USA Today reached out to commission that piece.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 30, 2020 • 3:43:45pm

One of the local issues in regards to police, has brought out people to protest:

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Ace Rothstein  May 30, 2020 • 3:44:12pm

re: #17 jaunte

Breitbart.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:45:02pm

re: #19 Ace Rothstein

The real headline is “some guy in Belfast told me this.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 3:45:34pm

We got a standoff between police and protesters at 3rd/Fairfax and in East LA. Mayor Garcetti pleading for calm.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 3:46:27pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

We got a standoff between police and protesters at 3rd/Fairfax and in East LA. Mayor Garcetti pleading for calm.

CNN and MSNBC are covering the protests nationwide but both are spending a lot of time in LA .

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Ace Rothstein  May 30, 2020 • 3:46:31pm

Trump has a serious chubby right now knowing that people are going to die tonight.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 3:47:06pm

DSA saying the Proud Boys and Boogaloos are out in force inciting violence at 3rd/Fairfax and East LA

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Ace Rothstein  May 30, 2020 • 3:47:46pm

How can any reasonable, rational person say “I want four more years of this.”?

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 3:48:23pm

re: #23 Ace Rothstein

Trump has a serious chubby right now knowing that people are going to die tonight.

Especially since it might happen in his own front yard.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 3:48:23pm

re: #25 Ace Rothstein

How can any reasonable, rational person say “I want four more years of this.”?

God, Guns, Abortion, LALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU BENGHAZI BUTTER EMAILS RUSSIA WAS A LIE

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 30, 2020 • 3:48:37pm

Some of the local police departments have had bad reputations in the past, but some of that was long ago. I’ve not kept up on local police trends. I’ve sort of assumed that the departments have over the years slowly changed.

The video I linked previously is pretty typical, though, of the heavy hand of police officers. It is a tough job, but I believe part of the “tough” element is knowing when to not do something one as a person might be tempted to do.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 3:48:37pm

re: #25 Ace Rothstein

How can any reasonable, rational person say “I want four more years of this.”?

Answer—When they are a white racist who wants to endlessly kick colored people and gays down.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:49:48pm

Philadelphia. If true, this is incredibly bad policing.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:50:39pm

Philadelphia mayor announced an 8pm curfew.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 3:50:44pm

re: #30 jaunte

Philadelphia. If true, this is incredibly bad policing.

But it’s Standard Operating Procedure for Philly cops.

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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 3:51:00pm

re: #30 jaunte

Oy. This is not good.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 3:51:02pm

Right now, CNN is showing Philly. Earlier, I wonder why protester targeted the Rizzo statue. So, I looked him up and am no longer wondering. What a piece of work.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:51:08pm

re: #32 Joe Bacon 🌹

Carrying a color chart?

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 3:51:54pm

re: #30 jaunte

Philadelphia. If true, this is incredibly bad policing.

And they wonder why people are protesting. SMDH

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unproven innocence  May 30, 2020 • 3:52:15pm

Just found this YT vid from 28 May, in which some details of the “forgery” story about George Floyd are discussed presented. IMO, the story sounds like a set-up for murder-by-cop. This reeks.

Surveillance Video Shows George Floyd Before Killing | TMZ Live

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 3:52:34pm

Garcetti has just announced a curfew in Los Angeles.

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stpaulbear  May 30, 2020 • 3:53:19pm

Well I made my grocery run and took a tour of the main drag in my neighborhood. About half of the businesses are closed and boarded up and I am worried for the ones that aren’t boarded. First time I drove past the grocery store it looked like shit was going on near the front door. I needed to go get some money anyway. I checked out another grocery store across the river from downtown but they were boarded up and closed. The local store looked safe when I got back but there were a lot of shoppers. 90 percent were wearing masks and everyone was making an effort to maintain distances. I asked the carry out guy how crazy it’s been. A couple of people had tried to make a scene in the store but he was taking it much more in stride than I would have. I saw that a Chinese place I like was open so I ordered take out from the car, brought the groceries home, and then picked up. They were closing at 7:00 to get out of there before the 8:00 curfew. They hadn’t boarded up and I thought the cashier was being way too nonchalant about the danger. THEY ARE A CHINESE RESTAURANT in a red area for a RACIST INVASION.

I hope I don’t hear a bunch of mayhem tonight. I’m two blocks from the main drag.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:54:30pm

Belgium:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 3:54:30pm

Live coverage of 3rd/Fairfax action from KCBS Los Angeles

losangeles.cbslocal.com

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:54:55pm

Sorry, this one’s Belgium:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 3:55:04pm

re: #39 stpaulbear

Stay safe, scaly friend.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 30, 2020 • 3:55:06pm

I’ve not heard any gunshot reports or fire reports. So yes, probably peaceful.

La Mesa is a strange place - blue (Democratic) and middle class ( some poor, a few rich, mostly in-between), but also sort of traditional. A mixture of progressive politics and sort of milquetoast society.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 3:56:43pm
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stpaulbear  May 30, 2020 • 4:02:18pm

re: #13 jaunte

USA TODAY
* 3h
A security expert says intelligence reports indicate most of the hard-core protesters in Minneapolis are far-left or anarchists, and that far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance.

I can say that while I was driving to the bank and the post office (not in my neighborhood) that I only saw one out-of-state plate. I did see a few aggressive pickup truck cowboys on the highway, and one old Jeep Cherokee with gun culture stickers all over and a rack on the roof.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 4:06:04pm

Did this get posted?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 4:08:25pm

Garcetti ordered a curfew in Los Angeles starting at 8PM tonight.

Hoping every LGFer stays safe!

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 4:08:42pm

These guys aren’t leftists.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 4:09:29pm

MSNBC is now showing DC.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 4:10:25pm

Night approaches, and now comes the test of the soul of our country. Stay safe out there, Lizardim, and we will see in the morning if that star-spangled banner yet waves over the land of the free.

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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 4:11:18pm

re: #51 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That is what I am afraid of.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 4:12:10pm

The MSNBC reporter said that the president is expected to be back at the White House shortly and many people will be here to greet him.

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 4:19:54pm

Thread. Fucking thread. This all should be taught in public schools.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 4:25:32pm

re: #49 jaunte

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These guys aren’t leftists.

And it feels even more uncomfortable when you’ve already had people shot from cars in some places, assassination/sniper style…

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plansbandc  May 30, 2020 • 4:29:01pm

re: #25 Ace Rothstein

The indecent and irrational are trying to take over forever.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 4:29:54pm

More popcorn please

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 4:33:41pm

Wow, great singing, live shoot, you can hear the acoustics of the space.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 4:49:30pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 4:50:09pm

re: #59 jaunte

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White people with guns helped cause this problem. The optics are … not good.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 4:51:18pm
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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 4:52:27pm

This would be a good time for everyone to reconfirm their Safe At Home strategy. Let the cops and the dedicated assholes sort it out.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 4:54:47pm

re: #62 Decatur Deb

This would be a good time for everyone to reconfirm their Safe At Home strategy. Let the cops and the dedicated assholes sort it out.

All the posts from my friends have been pleading with Minnesotans to stay the fuck home. It’s Saturday night, but there’s still nowhere for people to go, so I’m hoping they listen. Don’t give the out-of-towners a body shield.

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 4:57:13pm

re: #63 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

All the posts from my friends have been pleading with Minnesotans to stay the fuck home. It’s Saturday night, but there’s still nowhere for people to go, so I’m hoping they listen. Don’t give the out-of-towners a body shield.

Alabama does a lot of shit wrong. More Alabamians have guns than computers. Alabama is gun-nut heaven.

One thing Alabama does right is prohibiting guns at a demonstration.

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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 4:58:09pm

re: #62 Decatur Deb

This would be a good time for everyone to reconfirm their Safe At Home strategy. Let the cops and the dedicated assholes sort it out.

That’s why I said earlier, if I was black, I would stay at home, because there would be no reason to face cops, vigilantes and covid-19, too.

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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 4:58:23pm

Seeing more and more reports from POC protestors that gangs of young, white people are hijacking the protests to vandalize stores and attack police.

Fucking white people.

Y’all need to do something about them assholes.

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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 4:59:19pm

re: #62 Decatur Deb

re: #63 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yes. That is what is going to happen here in a few minutes. Movie Night. Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman in Sense and Sensibility.

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 5:01:17pm

I’m going to run off and make some corn/black bean/curry something and some honey habanero sauce. Consider this your hours deurve (volume up):

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 30, 2020 • 5:01:24pm

re: #67 PhillyPretzel

Yes. That is what is going to happen here in a few minutes. Movie Night. Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman in Sense and Sensibility.

Mrs. Fish got hooked on the pseudo-docu-drama from Hulu called “The Great”, loosely based on the Empress Catherine of that title.

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lawhawk  May 30, 2020 • 5:03:48pm

Not sure how many of you follow Linda Tirado, but she was in the heart of one of these protests, and had her eye shot out by a cop.

That’s right - she was hit with a rubber bullet, and she’s lost her eye. She’s a photographer, and said that this isn’t her dominant eye, so there’s that. She’s one tough gal, and she’s still tweeting up a storm.

She’s back at work!

No one else in the crowd had rubber bullets - cops did, and they were firing on crowds where she was.

This is unacceptable, and shows how lawless cops can be - and prosecutors and politicians are fine with it because cops make for good backdrops and everyone professes to be for law and order, when there’s an undercurrent of racism and institutionalized violence that can be unleashed to maintain the status quo.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 30, 2020 • 5:06:01pm

WHEN THE NIGHT COMES

It always grows foreboding,
When the sun dips below the clouds.
You can hear the fury of the people
You can feel it in the crowds.

You’d like to think it will be okay,
But you know deep down inside.
That beneath the cloak of darkness
Is where the monsters always hide.

The streets are full of trouble,
In a nation gripped by fear.
A match is lit, a bomb goes off
The riot squad is here.

In a chaotic sea of tear gas,
And Molotov soaked rags.
The crackdown, fast and vicious.
And dissenters? Bound and gagged.

You can quote the Constitution,
You can be an expert on the law,
But it doesn’t matter in the war zone,
When a nation is torn raw.

It doesn’t matter where you come from,
Could be both sides of the tracks.
But you may not live to see tomorrow
If you happen to be black.

They don’t care about your money,
They don’t care what prominence you bring,
They don’t care about your family,
They only care about one thing.

We used to think the Stars and Stripes,
Meant the land of the free and brave.
But in fact it’s where injustice,
Fills too many shallow graves.

There’s an unnerving lack of safety,
As we watch our cities burn.
What America will greet us,
By the time the sun returns?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 30, 2020 • 5:07:00pm

Pinto beans from the slow cooker - with some rice as the background starch

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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 5:07:24pm

re: #71 Eclectic Cyborg

One of your creations?

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DodgerFan1988  May 30, 2020 • 5:08:15pm

Agent Provocateurs

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 5:08:40pm

While I was TDY to the Pentagon, Wife came from Baja Alabama by Greyhound for the ANSWER demo against the Iraq war. (Amtrak couldn’t make it.) We did Lafayette Park until the ninja-wannabe Black Bloc showed up, and we left.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 30, 2020 • 5:08:40pm

Seems like some innocent grass by a casement window

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 5:09:17pm

re: #74 DodgerFan1988

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Agent Provocateurs

Organized crime, sounds kind of Trumpy.

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BeachDem  May 30, 2020 • 5:09:33pm

Watch the second video (sorry, can’t get rid of the top tweet)—particularly the cop in the background who sprays for apparently no reason, then the guy he sprayed throws a water bottle onto the ground—not at the cop—and the cop chases after him, spraying more. Ugh. Columbus, my old town.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 5:12:27pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 5:12:58pm

re: #76 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Le Chat Noir undercover? One can barely make him/her out.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 5:13:20pm

re: #78 BeachDem

Watch the second video (sorry, can’t get rid of the top tweet)—particularly the cop in the background who sprays for apparently no reason, then the guy he sprayed throws a water bottle onto the ground—not at the cop—and the cop chases after him, spraying more. Ugh. Columbus, my old town.

Spiritual descendant of this dude from US Davis (c. 2011).

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 5:14:01pm
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plansbandc  May 30, 2020 • 5:14:23pm

My favorite player of any sport does some humor.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 30, 2020 • 5:17:30pm

re: #57 Teddy’s Person

More popcorn please

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No worries
We’ll get him next cycle

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 5:17:56pm

re: #70 lawhawk

Do you know where she was, like what city?

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William Lewis  May 30, 2020 • 5:18:07pm

Hey, had a nice drive today and found a fire road I’d not been down before. Found an interesting little wildlife refuge that way and a small dam creating it.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 5:19:34pm

re: #86 William Lewis

Hey, had a nice drive today and found a fire road I’d not been down before. Found an interesting little wildlife refuge that way and a small dam creating it.

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Looks like a beautiful day with nothing but blue skies.

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BeachDem  May 30, 2020 • 5:20:00pm

re: #83 plansbandc

My favorite player of any sport does some humor.

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My favorite player of any sport—standing up…(it’s an oldie, but to me, an extremely powerful image)

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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 5:20:17pm

re: #79 jaunte

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Like I said, stupid white people.

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lawhawk  May 30, 2020 • 5:21:15pm

re: #85 Belafon

MSP.

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A Mom Anon  May 30, 2020 • 5:21:30pm

re: #78 BeachDem

I grew up there too. Damn It. 😢

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 30, 2020 • 5:21:32pm

re: #80 PhillyPretzel

Le Chat Noir undercover? One can barely make him/her out.

Tuxedo Cat actually. The Hidden photo has some pointers added.

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Charles Johnson  May 30, 2020 • 5:21:48pm
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Allow me to light that for you...  May 30, 2020 • 5:22:17pm
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BeachDem  May 30, 2020 • 5:22:47pm

re: #85 Belafon

Do you know where she was, like what city?

Minneapolis.

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Dread Pirate  May 30, 2020 • 5:23:02pm
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SteelPH  May 30, 2020 • 5:23:48pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

How long before Trump attempts to declare martial law?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 5:24:03pm

re: #82 jaunte

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Angela Merkel told him to fuck off, so now he’s gonna try to create a B-Team

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 5:24:07pm

re: #78 BeachDem

To get rid of the top tweet in any tweet thread just append ?hide at the end of the tweet you want to post. Presto.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 30, 2020 • 5:24:10pm

Equal time requirement for the other Feline Overlords

Chat Noir checking out neighbor’s bird bath
Fat Cat sitting on my chest to get some scritching

Was a beautiful day out.

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BeachDem  May 30, 2020 • 5:25:05pm

re: #99 teleskiguy

To get rid of the top tweet in any tweet thread just append ?hide at the end of the tweet you want to post. Presto.

I’ll give it a try, but remember, I’m a ludlite/

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 5:26:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 5:26:34pm
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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 5:27:04pm

re: #74 DodgerFan1988

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Agent Provocateurs

As a very much mostly white person, I really uncomfortable with this and don’t want to be telling anyone how to protest 400 years of EVIL but…

We know that some “BLM events” have been setup by fake BLM groups on social media run by Russian FSB and White supremacist trolls before. We know they intentionally want to throw gasoline on these problems.

This crap now is basically as predicted in the page I put up a few weeks ago with a link to this:

threadreaderapp.com

They are trying to do it right now. People please stay the fuck home, don’t fall into this Fucking Russian & NAZI trap. There’s a goddamn pandemic going on anyway. There’s plenty of time to deal with this issue when it’s safe.

Don’t drop it. Don’t forget it. Stay MAD. Work on it when it’s not a disease-ridden trap with Vladimir Putin and Fuckface von Clownstick’s grubby fingerprints all over it.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 5:27:06pm

re: #70 lawhawk

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 5:29:38pm

re: #105 Belafon

We need our young people alive on the other side of this.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 5:30:11pm

I followed her for this:

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 5:30:52pm
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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 5:32:18pm

So, I’m watching live coverage of the Seattle protests. They interviewed a couple protesters who kept dropping f-bombs.

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Citizen K  May 30, 2020 • 5:34:01pm
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William Lewis  May 30, 2020 • 5:34:38pm

re: #87 Teddy’s Person

Looks like a beautiful day with nothing but blue skies.

It is a beautiful day up here. Could be a touch warmer but the sun was more than pleasant enough. It made a great way to avoid thinking about everything else for awhile.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 5:36:15pm

re: #110 Citizen K

I am not in the least surprised

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 5:36:57pm
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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 5:38:03pm

WTG Minneapolis!
Swedish Journo shot by Minneapolis police, other journalists also targeted…

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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 5:38:06pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

Curfew for the first time since the Rodney King Riots. IIRC,
Downtown, 8:30 till morning.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  May 30, 2020 • 5:38:21pm

2018 Jack (RIP) and Luke near Ventura County Fairground

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 30, 2020 • 5:38:30pm

re: #73 PhillyPretzel

One of your creations?

Yes indeed.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 5:40:15pm

re: #117 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes indeed.

👏👏👏👏

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 5:40:44pm

re: #114 Teukka

WTG Minneapolis!
Swedish Journo shot by Minneapolis police, other journalists also targeted…

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Addendum, It’s exploded in Scandinavian news.

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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 5:42:10pm

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students: sources, Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is planning to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students believed by President Donald Trump’s administration to have links with China’s military, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

The move, first reported by the New York Times, could impact 3,000 to 5,000 Chinese students and could be announced as early as this week, according to the sources, including a current U.S. official and another individual who was briefed on the administration’s internal discussions.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 5:42:50pm
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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 5:44:14pm

New Trump public land rules will let Alaska hunters kill bear cubs in dens
The ‘amazingly cruel’ move by the National Park Service reverses Obama-era regulations which also affect wolves and coyotes, The Guardian

The National Park Service is reversing regulations written by the Barack Obama administration, which banned some of the much-criticized practices for hunting the predators, including luring bears with food like doughnuts.
Jesse Prentice-Dunn, policy director for the Center for Western Priorities, called the rule change “amazingly cruel” and said it was “just the latest in a string of efforts to reduce protections for America’s wildlife at the behest of oil companies and trophy hunters”.

The Alaska senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican, said the revision was needed “not only as a matter of principle, but as a matter of states’ rights”. A tribal consortium, the Tanana Chiefs Conference, said the Obama rule was implemented without adequate tribal consultation, in disregard to rural Alaska’s dependence on wild food resources, threatening “centuries-long sustainable management practices”.

This and the previous Reuters post were h/t JM Ashby.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 30, 2020 • 5:44:23pm

As long as the cops think they’re untouchable these problems will never go away.

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Charles Johnson  May 30, 2020 • 5:45:33pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  May 30, 2020 • 5:47:28pm

9 PM countywide curfew here in upstate NY after a good, loud, peaceful protest earlier degenerated into cars being flipped and burned and stores being looted. Consensus among those I know is that outside, mostly white agitators did the flipping and burning.

It’s going to be a long night :(

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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 5:48:11pm

re: #125 i(m)p(each)sos

Yes it is. :(

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 5:48:25pm
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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 5:48:41pm

re: #13 jaunte

The only source listed is “security expert,” Adam Leggat, the “crowd management program director” for the Densus Group out of Belfast.

So is he a protestant “security expert” or a catholic “security expert”?

(For our American viewers “protestant” and “catholic” have nothing to do with religion).

(By the way, the answer is “protestant”, AKA extreme right wing).

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 5:48:57pm
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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 5:50:45pm

re: #119 Teukka

Addendum, It’s exploded in Scandinavian news.

And to add insult to injury, out of all media outlets they targeted, they had to choose the one which is known to be able to spit out english articles at a moments notice if the situation so requires…

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 5:54:22pm

re: #30 jaunte

Philadelphia. If true, this is incredibly bad policing.

Uh, it’s in America? You expect anything other than “incredibly bad policing”?

I live in France. Our policing is internationally recognized as incompetent and racist, but “at least we’re not America”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 5:58:34pm
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lawhawk  May 30, 2020 • 6:00:27pm

re: #131 John Hughes

I’ll have to pull out the statistics, but there was a review of police brutality cases, and it was like 10% were responsible for 90% of the abuse complaints. And 1% were responsible for more than 50% (or something similar).

But the NYPD failed to send these guys packing, let alone investigated all these claims. Despite that, NYC continues paying out big bucks to those harmed by the NYPD instead of demanding the NYPD clean up its act.

Some of it also falls on the police unions, who attack any politician who demands the police be held accountable when they commit crimes.

It’s going to take a lot of work to clean up law enforcement and the criminal justice system since it’s fixed to keep persons of color in their place and doesn’t protect the public the way they claim it does.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 6:01:49pm

re: #114 Teukka

Retweeted it:

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(((Archangel1)))  May 30, 2020 • 6:02:06pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:03:01pm
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Citizen K  May 30, 2020 • 6:03:27pm

re: #133 lawhawk

I’ll have to pull out the statistics, but there was a review of police brutality cases, and it was like 10% were responsible for 90% of the abuse complaints. And 1% were responsible for more than 50% (or something similar).

But the NYPD failed to send these guys packing, let alone investigated all these claims. Despite that, NYC continues paying out big bucks to those harmed by the NYPD instead of demanding the NYPD clean up its act.

Some of it also falls on the police unions, who attack any politician who demands the police be held accountable when they commit crimes.

It’s going to take a lot of work to clean up law enforcement and the criminal justice system since it’s fixed to keep persons of color in their place and doesn’t protect the public the way they claim it does.

That’s the most damning thing, too. Even if there was a glimmer of truth in the ‘bad apples’ excuse, the departments still circle the wagons around those bad apples first and foremost, and often to seeming exclusivity compared to the way ‘good cops’ get easily hounded out.

That’s the exact reason why it’s an institutional problem.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 6:04:12pm

re: #135 (((Archangel1)))

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Jay C  May 30, 2020 • 6:04:15pm

re: #114 Teukka

WTG Minneapolis!
Swedish Journo shot by Minneapolis police, other journalists also targeted…

Isn’t “gummikula” Swedish for “rubber bullet”?

Though as we saw before, those can be deadly.

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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 6:04:29pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The correct response is, “What do you mean “We”, white man?”

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stpaulbear  May 30, 2020 • 6:05:04pm

re: #115 Rightwingconspirator

Curfew for the first time since the Rodney King Riots. IIRC,
Downtown, 8:30 till morning.

Curfew just started a few minutes ago in St. Paul.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 6:05:08pm

re: #139 Jay C

Isn’t “gummikula” Swedish for “rubber bullet”?

Though as we saw before, those can be deadly.

Especially when they aren’t “bounced” off of the ground like they’re supposed to, see Photojournalist that apparently lost an eye to a rubber bullet.

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 6:05:27pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Alex Jones showing up in his infowars tactical armored garbage truck yelling “we are in this together” over a built in PA is peak privilege.

When the clowns arrive, you know you’re at a circus.

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 6:07:29pm

re: #142 Teukka

Especially when they aren’t “bounced” off of the ground like they’re supposed to, see Photojournalist that apparently lost an eye to a rubber bullet.

“Rubber” bullets of some types made by IMI were steel balls with a 3-4mm rubber jacket.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:07:29pm

re: #79 jaunte

White guy in #seattle protest open carrying, what appears to be an AR15, has his weapon taken away by an undercover police officer at gun point.

People are watching too much TV.

“Plain clothes”, not “undercover”.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 6:08:39pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 30, 2020 • 6:08:58pm
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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 6:09:25pm

That said…I’m hoping it gets around that this unrest was caused by young white people hijacking the legitimate protests of POCs.

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Citizen K  May 30, 2020 • 6:10:41pm

Predictably, you have chuds in the replies that are going They touched his car, therefore he’s in the right to kill them all!!

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:14:00pm

re: #104 Jack Burton

As a very much mostly white person, I really uncomfortable with this and don’t want to be telling anyone how to protest 400 years of EVIL but…

You should sit down and shut up.

The people who have to deal with this shot can make their own decisions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:14:48pm
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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 6:15:17pm

re: #150 John Hughes

Nobody asked you for advice or corrections. Get lost.

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Patricia Kayden  May 30, 2020 • 6:17:58pm
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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 6:18:51pm

re: #150 John Hughes

You should sit down and shut up.

The people who have to deal with this shot can make their own decisions.

If you aren’t going to read the whole thing, and the thread I linked. Go fuck yourself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:20:00pm
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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:22:19pm

re: #133 lawhawk

I’ll have to pull out the statistics, but there was a review of police brutality cases, and it was like 10% were responsible for 90% of the abuse complaints. And 1% were responsible for more than 50% (or something similar)..

So, just a few bad apples. And a huge number of cops needing their eyes and hearing checked.

The day “good” cops reject “bad” cops is the day we accept that “good” cops exist.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:24:28pm
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danarchy  May 30, 2020 • 6:24:48pm

re: #147 Patricia Kayden

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That isn’t Chauvin, that cop is bald.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:25:22pm
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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:25:40pm

re: #152 jaunte

Nobody asked you for advice or corrections. Get lost.

And fuck you very much too.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 6:25:43pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Guess he wanted to see if his MAGAts showed up.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 6:28:09pm

re: #150 John Hughes

You should sit down and shut up.

The people who have to deal with this shot can make their own decisions.

No dammit. There are times to take a breath, and disadvantage the opposition. This is surely a moment like that.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 30, 2020 • 6:28:22pm

Watching La La Land and eating an ice cream sammich.

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Patricia Kayden  May 30, 2020 • 6:32:04pm

Ice T isn’t in the mood for Karen today.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 6:32:05pm
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[deleted]  May 30, 2020 • 6:34:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:34:44pm
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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 6:34:49pm

re: #165 jaunte

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My surprise, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

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Patricia Kayden  May 30, 2020 • 6:34:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:36:25pm
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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 6:38:24pm
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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 6:39:59pm

OK the corn/black bean/onion/celery/tomato/garlic/cilantro cold salad got the vinegar, oil, and curry/cumin/black pepper treatment. It’s good. It goes for a little nap to meld. Tastes good now.

Now for the latex gloves and the habaneros. Let me tell you, do not deseed and chop habaneros bare handed. Ask me how I know.

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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 6:41:32pm

re: #172 BigPapa

That is the same warning that is given on America’s Test Kitchen. I try to learn mistakes from others so I do not get hurt.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 6:42:25pm

Latest from Los Angles’ KTLA 5 on the Fairfax situation

ktla.com

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:42:56pm

re: #171 teleskiguy

White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own
White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 6:43:46pm
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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 6:46:08pm
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Dave In Austin  May 30, 2020 • 6:46:17pm

You guys talking cooking….. We just invested in new cookware. All the non-stick is gone. She wanted Stainless Steel so we went with the WeMade brand. Nice cookware. I did a little experimenting in the meantime and picked up a 9.5” carbon steel frying pan. Oh My!! it’s like Cast iron but better. Once seasoned it’s better than any non stick.

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 6:46:59pm

re: #176 jaunte

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So security guards for the reporters came armed to a protest? Are there any fucking Nuns With Guns in attendance?

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:47:24pm

re: #162 Rightwingconspirator

No dammit. There are times to take a breath, and disadvantage the opposition. This is surely a moment like that.

If you were one of the people involved you could make that call. Are you? Really?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 6:47:32pm

Looks like a bunch of stores in The Grove were looted. Reports that the Apple Store was broken into…

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Sherlock Hound  May 30, 2020 • 6:47:56pm

re: #140 gwangung

The correct response is, “What do you mean “We”, white man?”

That vehicle of his is begging to attract Molotov cocktails.

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 6:49:15pm

re: #180 John Hughes

You’re being a fucking asshole.

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The Ghost of a Flea  May 30, 2020 • 6:49:18pm

Okay, so I don’t usually link to David French but consider this tweet:

And then the exchange with “John Hawkins” directly beneath. The French part of the conversation is not the focus here, but rather look that sequence of statements by the asshole:

If the government isn’t going use as much force as necessary step in and stop wide-scale rioting, looting and arson, what’s the point of having a government? If they can’t even keep order, what’s the point of their continued existence?

then:

They should use as little force as possible, but as much force as necessary to put an end to that. If that means gunning down rioters, looters and gangs of thugs attacking people in the street, I’m 100% okay with that.

then:

“Effective leadership” doesn’t stop criminals. Men with guns do.

then:

I am fully in favor of that and think they should go out and try to do it. But, I also believe they should use as much force as is needed to restore order. That is the first duty of government and abandoning that duty is more dangerous to society than shooting criminals.

I’m drawing this out because I think it’s a perfect representation of a kind of person that always find excuses for violence, because as reactionaries “crimes” are things that inconvenient and frightening, and “criminals” are all equally bad. But he’s either too cowardly and too lack in self awareness to acknowledge that he just keeps insisting that property crime…and protesting…require immediate lethal response.

The chaser being:

Over and over, what turns up is that the stated beliefs are not their actual beliefs, but walk-arounds that use existing cultural language of ideals and principles to avoid engaging with the entirely anti-social base assumptions that actually motivate them.

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 6:49:52pm

I had to.

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Patricia Kayden  May 30, 2020 • 6:51:50pm

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 6:52:12pm

re: #185 teleskiguy

You have very nice balls.

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 6:52:16pm

re: #180 John Hughes

If you were one of the people involved you could make that call. Are you? Really?

We are all fucking involved, carting off the dead kids and rebuilding the society. What’s described here is not a protest, it’s a circle-jerk.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 6:52:18pm

re: #180 John Hughes

If you were one of the people involved you could make that call. Are you? Really?

You don’t get to decide who speaks. Or who or how to be an ally.

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Cheechako  May 30, 2020 • 6:52:59pm

I find it very ironic that the Government has required citizens to wear face masks to their local riot.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:53:28pm

re: #176 jaunte

So, to be clear.

Someone stole two guns from Seattle PD cars.

One of the guns was recovered by Fox News Security.

Is there any one of these sentences that makes you happy?

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 6:53:40pm

I don’t know why this is getting me in my feels but it’s an interesting moment:

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 6:55:18pm

re: #191 John Hughes

You have a pattern of entering discussion threads and behaving like a jerk. This isn’t the first time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 6:55:28pm
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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 6:55:50pm

Far as I’m concerned, FUCK anarchists. FUCK ANARCHY. They’ve taken away the righteous voice of black men and women to protest injustice. They made it all about them and their cause.

(White supremacists…fuck you already. Don’t need to waste time gilding the lily.)

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A Mom Anon  May 30, 2020 • 6:56:44pm

re: #192 BigPapa

It’s how you reconnect with the community and de-escalate the situation. It’s smart, compassionate and helps jump start the healing process. That’s community policing.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 6:57:19pm

re: #189 Rightwingconspirator

You don’t get to decide who speaks. Or who or how to be an ally.

And you don’t get to decide how people who have endued centuries of oppression react to yet another outrage.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 6:58:33pm

re: #185 teleskiguy

I had to.

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I need something to make me chuckle after seeing those big balls!

Big Balls

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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 6:59:51pm

FACT: The Officers who killed George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have been arrested.

FACT: The Russians are trying to destabilize America and have been known to intentionally target racial issues to pour gasoline on the problem. This is everyone’s problem.

FACT: Russian and White supremacist trolls have created fake BLM groups on Facebook and setup fake protests to cause trouble. This is everyone’s problem.

FACT: Neo-nazis in America are trying to use unrest and the COVID-19 lockdowns as an excuse to start a civil war. This is everyone’s problem.

CONJECTURE BASED ON FACT: Donald Trump is perfectly happy to allow all of this to happen and will encourage it as long as Putin keeps sending the checks and promises to steal an unwinnable election for him. This is everyone’s problem.

FACT: Russians have been spreading Anti-vax bullshit to gullible Americans and Europeans for years. They are doing it with COVID-19 now. This is everyone’s problem.

FACT: People gathering in large numbers right now, is going to start a massive COVID-19 2nd wave that’s going to be a bloodbath. This is everyone’s problem.

FACT: COVID-19 doesn’t give 2 shits what color you are, if you are an asshole or not, if you are liberal or conservative. Anyone can get it, and a shit-ton probably did today. The idea that only old people die of this has been proven horseshit as well. Again this is everyone’s problem.

FACT: A civil war or civil war adjacent event right now will break down the barely keeping up supply chains in the US and millions of people will starve to death regardless of COVID-19. The COVID-19 “Depression” will look like a Golden Age in comparison. This will be *everyone’s* problem.

It’s not speaking from privilege here to say… right now is a really bad idea for all of this.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 7:00:20pm

re: #197 John Hughes

And you don’t get to decide how people who have endued centuries of oppression react to yet another outrage.

Stand in the way of kind voices for calm all you want. See how that works out for ya.

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DodgerFan1988  May 30, 2020 • 7:00:58pm
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Shropshire Slasher  May 30, 2020 • 7:01:01pm

re: #198 Joe Bacon 🌹

I see your big balls and I’d like to make a raise with my schweddy balls.

NPR’s Delicious Dish: Schweddy Balls - SNL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:01:29pm
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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:03:16pm

re: #193 jaunte

You have a pattern of entering discussion threads and behaving like a jerk. This isn’t the first time.

So, now, disagreeing with you is being a jerk.

Reasoned argument? Too hard? Go with tribalism, it’s easier.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 7:03:53pm

re: #204 John Hughes

Good example.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:04:57pm
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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 7:05:13pm

Dig that fucking hole.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 7:05:36pm

Cell phone alarm from City of Los Angles. The 8:30 curfew is now city wide. Buckle up folks. Gonna be a long hard night.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 7:06:04pm

The LAPD Curfew alert just sounded on my Apple Watch and iPhone. Hearing a couple sirens going off as well…Curfew IS now citywide.

KTLA feed showing a fire at the Grove and looters still sacking the place.

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 7:06:28pm

The White House is going to be a war zone. I got a bad feeling about this.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:07:37pm

re: #205 jaunte

Clear, reasoned, well argued comeback, based on solid evidence, a rhetorical style I haven’ heard since my days in primary school.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 7:08:19pm

re: #211 John Hughes

We just can’t help but reveal ourselves here.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:08:42pm

re: #212 jaunte

Too true.

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SteelPH  May 30, 2020 • 7:08:46pm

re: #211 John Hughes

Didn’t you just have a comment deleted?

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 7:09:06pm

re: #210 BigPapa

The White House is going to be a war zone. I got a bad feeling about this.

Like in massive excessive use of violence and martian law, or attempts thereto?

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 7:09:21pm

Keep fucking that chicken.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 7:09:40pm

Gentlemen, you can’t fight here, this is the War Room.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 7:10:11pm

re: #215 Teukka

Like in massive excessive use of violence and martian law, or attempts thereto?

Martian Law is my favorite typo all month lol.

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 7:10:37pm

re: #215 Teukka

Like in massive excessive use of violence and martian law, or attempts thereto?

Yes. Military staging now, not sure if NG or other. If other, question about Posse Comitatus. But they’re soldiers.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:10:39pm

re: #214 SteelPH

Didn’t you just have a comment deleted?

Not that I know of. Deleted by who? Why?

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SteelPH  May 30, 2020 • 7:11:32pm

re: #220 John Hughes

Not that I know of. Deleted by who? Why?

#166. Ask Charles.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 7:11:41pm

re: #218 Rightwingconspirator

Martian Law is my favorite typo all month lol.

Not a typo, intentional pun-ishment. As in, it will be outta this world…

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plansbandc  May 30, 2020 • 7:12:45pm

re: #197 John Hughes

We’re doing Trump’s work and the fascist’s work for them when we fight with each other. Stop it. If you must continue, take it to where we don’t have to see it. Thank you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:13:12pm
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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 7:13:27pm

re: #210 BigPapa

The White House is going to be a war zone. I got a bad feeling about this.

No amount of any of this will shame Clownstick into not being Clownstick. He wants cops to mow down brown people so bad he’s got a 6 foot erection over it.

When that happens, then what?

You think Mitch McConnell is going to call for his resignation? You think any of those boot licking clowns in the White House will 25th Amendment his ass? You think the pentagon will refuse to answer the phone?

Are we going to have a banana republic style civil war in the middle of a pandemic? Great Idea.

We are all fucked. Not in a “Oh shits gonna be bad for awhile” way, but in an “oh shit we might starve to death or there might be some mushroom clouds” kind of way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:13:57pm

O_o

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 7:14:00pm

re: #185 teleskiguy

Angel hair pasta, Pastatively jar sauce made just 10 miles away, and my delicious balls.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:14:02pm

re: #221 SteelPH

Well, #166 is missing, was one of my comments? Why was it deleted? By who? Why?

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 7:15:22pm

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

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O_o

I wondered when the fucking tweet storm would begin.

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A Mom Anon  May 30, 2020 • 7:15:32pm

re: #223 plansbandc

I’m walking way around this one. We need to be united right now. When the smoke clears, we still have to figure out how to survive this. And it ain’t gonna happen with rugged individualism.

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Citizen K  May 30, 2020 • 7:16:43pm

re: #227 teleskiguy

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Angel hair pasta, Pastatively jar sauce made just 10 miles away, and my delicious balls.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 30, 2020 • 7:17:12pm

My Qwazy Qbot family says this is the storm and the mass arrests of Democrats is imminent.

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SteelPH  May 30, 2020 • 7:18:05pm

re: #232 Joe Bacon 🌹

My Qwazy Qbot family says this is the storm and the mass arrests of Democrats is imminent.

For once, they may not be wrong.
Let’s hope they are.

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 7:18:10pm

re: #219 BigPapa

Yes. Military staging now, not sure if NG or other. If other, question about Posse Comitatus. But they’re soldiers.

Might be DCNG, but I’m not sure the Military District of Washington, a major Army command since Lincoln’s time, doesn’t have a role. DC isn’t a state, and a platoon of JAG lawyers is probably in the first couple trucks.

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Teddy's Person  May 30, 2020 • 7:18:31pm

re: #232 Joe Bacon 🌹

My Qwazy Qbot family says this is the storm and the mass arrests of Democrats is imminent.

O well, see ya’ll in the pokey.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 30, 2020 • 7:19:36pm

re: #234 Decatur Deb

Please send the lawyers in the first wave!

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A Three Hour Tour  May 30, 2020 • 7:19:41pm

re: #228 John Hughes

Well, #166 is missing, was one of my comments? Why was it deleted? By who? Why?

Who do you think has the authority, power, and willingness to delete comments on his board when a poster gets out of hand?

Use your noodle.

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 7:19:42pm

re: #232 Joe Bacon 🌹

My Qwazy Qbot family says this is the storm and the mass arrests of Democrats is imminent.

It’s only been 3 years, about time.

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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 7:20:19pm

re: #227 teleskiguy

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Angel hair pasta, Pastatively jar sauce made just 10 miles away, and my delicious balls.

Oh, droooool!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:20:32pm
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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 7:21:14pm

re: #237 A Three Hour Tour

Who do you think has the authority, power, and willingness to delete comments on his board when a poster gets out of hand?

Use your noodle.

The Lord Maefter of House Dragon. AKA, Stinky Beaumont.

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Cheechako  May 30, 2020 • 7:21:38pm

re: #234 Decatur Deb

Might be DCNG, but I’m not sure the Military District of Washington, a major Army command since Lincoln’s time, doesn’t have a role. DC isn’t a state, and a platoon of JAG lawyers is probably in the first couple trucks.

You can see the unit designation on the back of one of the trucks but it’s too small to read.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:21:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:22:32pm
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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:23:00pm

re: #237 A Three Hour Tour

Who do you think has the authority, power, and willingness to delete comments on his board when a poster gets out of hand?

Use your noodle.

I dont know? Who lacks the testicular fortitude to say tat they deletedc a comment and why?

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 7:23:22pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Why am I reminded of the Reichstag fire?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:23:30pm

popcorn time

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SteelPH  May 30, 2020 • 7:23:58pm

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

popcorn time

pass some along, dis gon’ be gewd

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 7:24:03pm
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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 7:24:14pm

re: #242 Cheechako

You can see the unit designation on the back of one of the trucks but it’s too small to read.

You’ll know when they dismount. The DC Guard is very heavily Black, drawn from the city.

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stpaulbear  May 30, 2020 • 7:25:08pm

re: #208 Rightwingconspirator

Cell phone alarm from City of Los Angles. The 8:30 curfew is now city wide. Buckle up folks. Gonna be a long hard night.

I got the screaming cell phone alert about St. Paul’s 8:00 curfew at 9:04. Scared the crap outta me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:25:14pm

re: #248 SteelPH

pass some along, dis gon’ be gewd

“testicular fortitude” yeah, that’s a wise move

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BigPapa  May 30, 2020 • 7:25:23pm

re: #245 John Hughes

I dont know? Who lacks the testicular fortitude to say tat they deletedc a comment and why?

(Points, laughs)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:26:18pm

re: #249 jaunte

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Biden

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mmmirele  May 30, 2020 • 7:26:21pm

Dust storm in the Phoenix area. It’s unclear whether it’s coming up from the southeast or not. If it is, it will eventually go through downtown Phoenix.

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A Three Hour Tour  May 30, 2020 • 7:26:45pm

re: #245 John Hughes

I dont know? Who lacks the testicular fortitude to say tat they deletedc a comment and why?

Insulting your blog host or his designated enforcer isn’t a particularly good strategy to pursue, but you do you.

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William Lewis  May 30, 2020 • 7:26:49pm

re: #232 Joe Bacon 🌹

My Qwazy Qbot family says this is the storm and the mass arrests of Democrats is imminent.

Tell them to wear their kevlar when they come for me.

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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 7:27:32pm

re: #245 John Hughes

I dont know? Who lacks the testicular fortitude to say tat they deletedc a comment and why?

Charles Johnson has the blog set up so that if a post gets a certain number of down-dings, it gets hidden. You can see it by clicking on the red type. If it goes past even more, it goes away altogether. It is done automatically to keep the blog on a positive keel.

We try to keep a collegial feeling here, and try not to step on people’s toes. By preference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:29:07pm
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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 7:30:36pm

re: #228 John Hughes

Well, #166 is missing, was one of my comments? Why was it deleted? By who? Why?

That would be by our kind host due to its content.

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mmmirele  May 30, 2020 • 7:31:05pm

OK, now we have lightning from the dust storm. And it must be coming up from the southeast, my windows face that direction and I can feel the grit in my eyes, even though I’m inside.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:31:06pm
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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:31:49pm

re: #256 A Three Hour Tour

Insulting your blog host or his designated enforcer isn’t a particularly good strategy to pursue, but you do you.

Strategy? You think this is a war?

If a comment is deleted is it outrageous to ask why it was deleted?

Or is it just to be accepted that anything can be thrown down the memory hole?

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 7:32:37pm

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 7:33:08pm
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 7:34:00pm
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plansbandc  May 30, 2020 • 7:34:15pm

re: #263 John Hughes

Stop it.

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stpaulbear  May 30, 2020 • 7:34:30pm

I can hear some asshole on a motorcycle racing around the commercial strip in my neighborhood and then stopping for a minute and then racing away again. My mind goes straight to thinking that it’s an anarchist out to do some damage and I want to go throw a brick at his head. (I’m not going out.)

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:34:50pm

re: #258 retired cynic

Charles Johnson has the blog set up so that if a post gets a certain number of down-dings, it gets hidden. You can see it by clicking on the red type.

Ok, but does it show up as “deleted”? I didn’t know that. For me “deleted” implies a positive act.

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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 7:35:01pm

Personally, if you’re white, I would let POC lead on this discussion…

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 7:36:49pm

re: #270 gwangung

As I tried to say, before I got piled on.

Whatever.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 30, 2020 • 7:37:29pm

Bringing back memories of Kent State, but with a higher body count. Fuck Trump.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 7:37:59pm

I haven’t vetted this source, but FYI:
Far-Right Infiltrators and Agitators in George Floyd Protests: Indicators of White Supremacists:
When anyone studies the Middle East for as long as I have, you become practically immune to conspiracy theories. The word in Arabic “muamarrat” is pervasive and after hearing my whole adult life about the hidden forces behind various catastrophes one automatically winces when someone tries to push the real story they heard somewhere or saw on social media.
The protests that have torn through the United States, following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers, shift the emphasis in real time videos broadcast nationally. The images challenge our beliefs about who is really protesting and for what reason.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 7:38:05pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 30, 2020 • 7:38:38pm

re: #272 I Would Prefer Not To

Same here. Gee. That happened when I was ten years old.

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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 7:38:47pm

re: #271 John Hughes

As I tried to say, before I got piled on.

Whatever.

Just speaking as a POC.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:40:19pm
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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 7:42:03pm
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SerialUpDinger  May 30, 2020 • 7:43:32pm

Unrelenting news that provides no comfort that this is going to end well. I suppose I could stick my fingers in my ears and close my eyes. I will retreat into my photo library and rekindle pleasant memories.

Native Bee on Black Salvia
Moth on Purple Sage
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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 7:44:35pm

re: #279 SerialUpDinger

I like the way you think.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:44:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 30, 2020 • 7:47:04pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 30, 2020 • 7:49:05pm

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe those MPs are at the Capitol to arrest McTurtle and the rest of the GOPutin cabal once the Secret Service nabs Cheeto himself
///I fucking wish.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 30, 2020 • 7:49:07pm

Total amateur picture.

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danarchy  May 30, 2020 • 7:51:46pm

Someone who sits in France continually passing judgement and opining on on what is happening in america tells people living in the middle of this crap to sit down and shut up… got it.

Times like this I wish LGF had a an option to hide an individuals posts.

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plansbandc  May 30, 2020 • 7:53:08pm

re: #284 Shropshire Slasher

Beautiful! I’ve only seen one Monarch in real life. Was on a “butterfly bush” in one of my parks. A small population accidentally ended up here. Prettiest most vibrantly orange butterfly. Can’t believe I had to wait until my fifties to see one.

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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 7:54:21pm

re: #285 danarchy

I certainly don’t mind hearing his voice, but we have an LGF way of talking with each other and respecting each other’s voices, that I like very much.

My life experience is very limited, living as I do out in the boonies, all my life, so really enjoy hearing from those of you with different backgrounds. Expands my reality!

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 7:56:23pm

re: #285 danarchy

Someone who sits in France continually passing judgement and opining on on what is happening in america tells people living in the middle of this crap to sit down and shut up… got it.

Times like this I wish LGF had a an option to hide an individuals posts.

The pie filter at Balloon Juice was very useful at times.

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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 7:57:59pm
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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 7:58:56pm

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I seem to recall that Rossiya-24 has been alleged to have paid protesters to riot on some previous occasions…

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William Lewis  May 30, 2020 • 7:59:09pm

re: #279 SerialUpDinger

Unrelenting news that provides no comfort that this is going to end well. I suppose I could stick my fingers in my ears and close my eyes. I will retreat into my photo library and rekindle pleasant memories.

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One of the reasons I went for a couple of hour drive earlier today.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 30, 2020 • 8:02:44pm

Holy Moly! It’s made it to Lubbock with an open carry vigilante tackled and arrested after harrasing protestors.
VIDEO: Man with gun tackled, 2 arrested at Lubbock protest


Photo of the day?
Unarmed protestor (L)
charges to tackle vigilante after latter momentarily lays down his gun.
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:04:07pm

re: #289 teleskiguy

I don’t see Ryan Reynolds in there.

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A Three Hour Tour  May 30, 2020 • 8:04:19pm

re: #285 danarchy

Someone who sits in France continually passing judgement and opining on on what is happening in america tells people living in the middle of this crap to sit down and shut up… got it.

Times like this I wish LGF had a an option to hide an individuals posts.

In the very old days, I used to have cleek’s pie filter installed on an older machine, but set on disemvowelling, so that if I was curious if a normally problematic user actually said something worthwhile, I could quickly scan it and decode it rather than read an innocuous comment about pie.

That said, I would rather an American POC take point on this discussion and defer to their judgement and experience, but I’m not in favor of shutting longstanding posters down out of hand pre-emptively on this issue because they aren’t a POC.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 8:05:51pm

2020: The Candle.

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John Hughes  May 30, 2020 • 8:05:58pm

re: #285 danarchy

Someone who sits in France continually passing judgement and opining on on what is happening in america tells people living in the middle of this crap to sit down and shut up… got it.

The person I told to sit down and shut up was telling other people to, effectively, sit down and shut up.

People please stay the fuck home, don’t fall into this Fucking Russian & NAZI trap. There’s a goddamn pandemic going on anyway. There’s plenty of time to deal with this issue when it’s safe.

“This issue” is people being murdered. Repeatedly. Every week, if not every day.

As for me “sitting” in France, yes, that’s where I live. Do you ever comment on things happening in places where you don’t live? Does it annoy you that large parts of the world (all of it) are interested in what’s going on in the US? Would you rather we didn’t give a fuck?

Should LGF implement a geolocalisation filter to ban coments from outside the US?

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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 8:06:41pm

re: #271 John Hughes

As I tried to say, before I got piled on.

Whatever.

No. You completely ignored what I posted, and the link, and then insulted me. Then doubled down when people pointed out you were being an ass.

I have 18 years experience working in the national security field. I’m just saying, this needs to be done in a way that doesn’t make you a Russian useful idiot, and I prefaced it with the fact that I hated that I had to say anything at all because of the racial optics. This is an existential threat to everyone.

I’ve been surrounded in an industry filled cognitive dissonant assholes who hate the Democrats so much that they ignore what they see right in front of their faces.

I’m done with people ignoring Russia fucking with the rest of the world. I’m done with Bernie Bros. I’m done with Glenn Greenwald. I’m done with Cenk Uygur. I’m done with Trump supporters, and now I’m done with you.

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ckkatz  May 30, 2020 • 8:07:10pm

re: #45 jaunte

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This is likely the same convoy that went through the Mall and is pictured in several other posts.

There are two placards on the front of several of the trucks.
The left hand one says “DC ARNG 74TC”
The right hand one says “547TH LMT219” (Where the ‘LMT is followed by three digits)

In translation:
DC ARNG - District of Columbia Army Reserve National Guard (aka ‘The National Guard’)
74TC - 74th Troop Command - A Regimental size unit of the DC National Guard that encompasses 3 units:
- 372nd Military Police Battalion
- 547th Transportation Company
- 104th Maintenance Company

The trucks are LMTs (Replacements for the venerable ‘Deuce and a Halfs’) from the 547th Transportation Company of the DC National Guard 74th Troop Command.

All National Guard troops are supposed to be trained and equipped for riot duty. But most likely these folks are from either the Transportation Company or the MP battalion.

The call-up and deployment of the National Guard was completely expected.

The next level up will be when units drawn from the 82nd, 101st and 18th Airborne Corps are deployed in DC.

edit - cleaned up penultimate sentence.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:07:32pm

re: #292 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Holy Moly! It’s made it to Lubbock with an open carry vigilante tackled and arrested after harrasing protestors.
VIDEO: Man with gun tackled, 2 arrested at Lubbock protest

[Embedded content]

Photo of the day?
Unarmed protestor (L)
charges to tackle vigilante after latter momentarily lays down his gun.

That was chaos. When you watch the video, the guy puts the gun down and the man above then tackles him. Then there’s a cop, and I can’t tell what happened to him, but he wasn’t very mobile. Then you had a bunch of people rushing to remove the magazine from the gun.

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A Three Hour Tour  May 30, 2020 • 8:09:23pm

re: #288 Belafon

The pie filter at Balloon Juice was very useful at times.

I used to use it here on a few posters who eventually went over to stalkerblog, got swatted by Stinky with the banhammer, or left.

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plansbandc  May 30, 2020 • 8:09:35pm

Done with this BS. See you tomorrow folks.

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danarchy  May 30, 2020 • 8:10:01pm

re: #296 John Hughes

The person I told to sit down and shut up was telling other people to, effectively, sit down and shut up.

“This issue” is people being murdered. Repeatedly. Every week, if not every day.

As for me “sitting” in France, yes, that’s where I live. Do you ever comment on things happening in places where you don’t live? Does it annoy you that large parts of the world (all of it) are interested in what’s going on in the US? Would you rather we didn’t give a fuck?
Should LGF implement a geolocalisation filter to ban coments from outside the US?

I don’t think I have ever replied to one of your posts. Don’t mind you posting until you start acting like a complete a-hole to other regular posters. There are ways to get your point across without being a condescending dick.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:11:09pm

re: #299 Belafon

And *spit*:

Both Quinones [the gunman] and Valderas were taken into custody. Quinones was charged with disorderly conduct and Valderas was charged with assault. They were both transported and booked into Lubbock County Detention Center.

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 8:12:37pm

re: #298 ckkatz

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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 8:13:34pm

re: #290 Teukka

I seem to recall that Rossiya-24 has been alleged to have paid protesters to riot on some previous occasions…

Yep.

But oh no… Apparently nothing to see here. It’s totally not part of a concerted agitprop operation to destabilize the United States.

Carry on.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 30, 2020 • 8:14:18pm

Well, no butterflies, but here are some pigeons (we don’t get spectacular birds around here, except the hummers, and they’re too fast for me so far).

On my errands today, I gave a squirrel a peanut, and every squirrel in the area came running. I was too busy fending them off (with more peanuts) to take any pictures, but here are a few flowers.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:14:19pm

Go read and see the pictures, especially the second one: balloon-juice.com. The short version: First picture peaceful protest, lots of people, ended at 4, the second picture, some white dude around 5 smashing windows on a car and flipping over cars with his friends.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 8:14:37pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 30, 2020 • 8:15:08pm

A couple more:

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 8:16:00pm

re: #308 jaunte

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Damn. Even Rubio gets it.

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ckkatz  May 30, 2020 • 8:16:31pm

re: #304 Decatur Deb

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 8:19:46pm

re: #311 ckkatz

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:20:31pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 30, 2020 • 8:21:37pm

re: #308 jaunte

A stopped clock…

Of course he’ll probably suggest some outrageous and one-sided action instead of quitting while he’s ahead.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:22:26pm
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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 8:22:28pm

re: #314 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

It’s a good sign of just how heavy it is, if he mentions it at all.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:22:49pm

re: #314 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

A stopped clock…

Of course he’ll probably suggest some outrageous and one-sides action instead of quitting while he’s ahead.

Which Bible verse covers riots?

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:25:38pm
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retired cynic  May 30, 2020 • 8:28:21pm

re: #318 Belafon

And THAT is the point!

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Patricia Kayden  May 30, 2020 • 8:28:56pm

re: #249 jaunte

There will be no “calm” until justice has been served and the other three murderers have been arrested.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 8:29:50pm
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ckkatz  May 30, 2020 • 8:33:22pm

re: #312 Decatur Deb

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 8:33:22pm

re: #319 retired cynic

And THAT is the point!

That shit worked better before everyone had a 12mp cameraphone.

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BeachDem  May 30, 2020 • 8:35:48pm

re: #313 Belafon

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“Brief” as in

“It was so fast,” Floyd replied.

“He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.’

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 8:38:08pm

re: #322 ckkatz

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Rightwingconspirator  May 30, 2020 • 8:39:51pm

re: #323 Decatur Deb

That shit worked better before everyone had a 12mp cameraphone.

We are all witnesses now.

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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 8:43:32pm

re: #270 gwangung

Personally, if you’re white, I would let POC lead on this discussion…

If COVID-19 weren’t a thing and if there weren’t agents of Russia involved, I wouldn’t have said a goddamned word and would unquestionably support everything.

But that’s not reality right now. There are issues here that are existential threats to American democracy and everyone’s lives, and that is what I was commenting on and I made it clear that even under those facts I was still uncomfortable commenting. It’s been going on for a few days, so I waited until I was sure that Ratfucking was involved before I chimed in this way, and there unquestionably is. It’s not under debate.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:43:42pm
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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 8:45:24pm
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ckkatz  May 30, 2020 • 8:46:35pm

I just heard a new term. It was from the MuckRake podcast that was posted on an earlier thread.

Doom Scrolling (aka Doom Surfing)-

“Doomscrolling and doomsurfing are new terms referring to the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing. Many people are finding themselves reading continuously bad news about COVID-19 without the ability to stop or step back.”

merriam-webster.com

I have had to step back and take a break several times when the news got too intense. I also have been working very hard to cut folks slack rather than react immediately. I hope that all on lgf will forgive me for my many transgressions.

(BTW - Thank you to the Lizard who posted it. It brought up some interesting points and helped clarify some thoughts that I had. Still too early for me to be that apocalyptic, though.)

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 8:47:46pm
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:49:19pm
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:50:19pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 30, 2020 • 8:50:22pm

re: #329 teleskiguy

Fucking hell that breaks my heart.

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goddamnedfrank  May 30, 2020 • 8:50:23pm
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 8:52:27pm
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teleskiguy  May 30, 2020 • 8:57:54pm

New York, Columbus, Manassas, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles…

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Sherlock Hound  May 30, 2020 • 9:00:07pm

re: #330 ckkatz

I consider it my obligation to read about this stuff. Always have. Ever since the Rodney Kinig riots. I wish more white people did take this in. I don’t think it’s fair for me to complain about the news when there are people living the news who cannot break from that. Escaping the news is a luxury, and sometimes an expensive one for others in the community.

If I break from this, it’s better me than someone else.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 9:00:20pm
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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 9:00:45pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 30, 2020 • 9:01:54pm

He’s stoking the fires again…

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 9:02:23pm

Houston Police Union Condemns Chief Art Acevedo’s Comments After He Accused GOP of Siding With NRA
newsweek.com

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Decatur Deb  May 30, 2020 • 9:03:11pm

re: #337 teleskiguy

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Still got my copy of the Walker Report on the demonstrations at the Chicago convention. It introduced the term “Police Riot”.

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 9:10:07pm
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ckkatz  May 30, 2020 • 9:12:02pm

re: #325 Decatur Deb

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BeachDem  May 30, 2020 • 9:13:17pm

re: #337 teleskiguy

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ckkatz  May 30, 2020 • 9:14:11pm

I suspect that if there is a new administration in 2021, there will need to be a concerted effort to revisit policing Rules of Engagement and use of force. On a national level.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 9:16:24pm

This was yesterday in Dallas:

This was earlier today:

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jaunte  May 30, 2020 • 9:16:33pm
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 9:17:55pm

re: #341 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s stoking the fires again…

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He’s trying to claim credit for something he’s not doing.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 9:19:27pm
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mmmirele  May 30, 2020 • 9:22:53pm

My brother sent me a text message this evening that said some stuff, but all I saw in it was “I made spaghetti.” So I texted him back: “on my way”. At that point it was still a dust storm with lots of lightning and some rain.

When I got there, I was all, “where’s the spaghetti?” “In the fridge, we’re going to eat the leftovers tomorrow. I told you that in the message.” So I pulled out my phone and sure enough, that’s what it said. But I ate some spaghetti anyway.

What did we learn from this? That the magic words “I made spaghetti” will bring me running.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 30, 2020 • 9:26:29pm

It’s not bizarre at all: The fucking President of the United States is ENCOURAGING THEM TO DO JUST THAT.

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sagehen  May 30, 2020 • 9:27:31pm

washingtonpost.com
How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country

Ethnic violence has plagued the country for generations, and decades ago it captured the attention of the world, but recently the news coverage and concern are waning as there seems to be no end in sight to the oppression. “These are ancient, inexplicable hatreds fueling these ethnic conflicts and inequality,” said Andreja Dulic, a foreign correspondent whose knowledge of American English consists of a semester course in college and the occasional session on the Duolingo app. When told the United States is only several hundred years old, he shrugged and said, “In my country, we have structures still from the Roman empire. In their culture, Americans think that a 150-year-old building is ancient history.”

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Dave In Austin  May 30, 2020 • 9:28:09pm

Don’t look away…….

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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 9:29:20pm

re: #347 ckkatz

I suspect that if there is a new administration in 2021, there will need to be a concerted effort to revisit policing Rules of Engagement and use of force. On a national level.

There’s going to have to be a concerted effort to revisit *everything*, especially Police procedure, on a national level.

I really hope Joe Biden is taking notes and is up for this. It’s not 2009.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 9:29:21pm

re: #353 Eclectic Cyborg

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It’s not bizarre at all: The fucking President of the United States is ENCOURAGING THEM TO DO JUST THAT.

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Jack Burton  May 30, 2020 • 9:32:37pm

re: #354 sagehen

If you know where to look, you find structures thousands of years old in America.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 9:34:55pm

re: #351 Teukka

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 9:35:07pm

re: #358 Jack Burton

If you know where to look, you find structures thousands of years old in America.

Yes, but those aren’t white America.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 9:36:44pm

A big portion of the problem seems to be that cities aren’t in control of their police forces.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 30, 2020 • 9:39:29pm

So our conversation with our RW Texas brother included his accusation that antifa was causing the violence and my counterargument that it was white supremacists. My brother’s reaction is that I see white supremacists and Putin everywhere, while of course it’s antifa and the Obama administration that’s behind all ills. It is critical that we determine who exactly is responsible for the violence and looting.

Tonight my sister wanted to watch news after we saw the “Hairspray Live” production on TV. And we saw Chicago being looted, including the Macy’s in the Loop, and smoke was billowing out from some stores. There was also an interview with Garry McCarthy, the former head of the Chicago Police Department, hired by Rahm Emmanuel in 2011 and subsequently fired by him. McCarthy seemed to be parroting the lines that the whole problem in this nation is that the police are handcuffed and not being sufficiently respected. Sigh. We have a monster as President and a political party who would see this violence as the opportunity to change the conversation away from Trump’s mishandling of the Covid pandemic and back to his comfort zone of blaming minorities and championing “law and order”.

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 9:41:19pm
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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 9:45:50pm

About that cat

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Hecuba's daughter  May 30, 2020 • 9:47:27pm

re: #363 Teukka

Totally in line with police routinely turning off body cams so that there are no official records of their actions. Also seems in line with the president’s attacks on the news media as being the enemy of the people. It’s easy to call something “fake” if all you have is a written report with no photographic confirmation. Trump exults in throwing fuel on the fire to ignite further conflict.

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Belafon  May 30, 2020 • 9:50:06pm

re: #362 Hecuba’s daughter

They’re all rather quick to go after antifa and a man no longer president.

Your brother sounds like mine.

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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 9:51:23pm

re: #362 Hecuba’s daughter

So our conversation with our RW Texas brother included his accusation that antifa was causing the violence and my counterargument that it was white supremacists. My brother’s reaction is that I see white supremacists and Putin everywhere, while of course it’s antifa and the Obama administration that’s behind all ills. It is critical that we determine who exactly is responsible for the violence and looting.

Tonight my sister wanted to watch news after we saw the “Hairspray Live” production on TV. And we saw Chicago being looted, including the Macy’s in the Loop, and smoke was billowing out from some stores. There was also an interview with Garry McCarthy, the former head of the Chicago Police Department, hired by Rahm Emmanuel in 2011 and subsequently fired by him. McCarthy seemed to be parroting the lines that the whole problem in this nation is that the police are handcuffed and not being sufficiently respected. Sigh. We have a monster as President and a political party who would see this violence as the opportunity to change the conversation away from Trump’s mishandling of the Covid pandemic and back to his comfort zone of blaming minorities and championing “law and order”.

Whether the instigators are anti-fascists (unlikely, since unlike black bloc, tend to be reactive) or white supremacists, it doesn’t excuse police reactions like covering up their badge numbers or macing indiscriminately (catching older people and 10 year old kids).

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Jebediah, RBG  May 30, 2020 • 9:51:23pm

re: #125 i(m)p(each)sos

9 PM countywide curfew here in upstate NY after a good, loud, peaceful protest earlier degenerated into cars being flipped and burned and stores being looted. Consensus among those I know is that outside, mostly white agitators did the flipping and burning.

It’s going to be a long night :(

Same here.

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gwangung  May 30, 2020 • 9:52:20pm

re: #366 Belafon

They’re all rather quick to go after antifa and a man no longer president.

That’s like not knowing the difference between Protestant and Catholic. In Ireland.

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Ace-o-aces  May 30, 2020 • 9:52:37pm
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austin_blue  May 30, 2020 • 9:52:55pm

re: #333 Belafon

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Teukka  May 30, 2020 • 9:56:12pm

re: #365 Hecuba’s daughter

Totally in line with police routinely turning off body cams so that there are no official records of their actions. Also seems in line with the president’s attacks on the news media as being the enemy of the people. It’s easy to call something “fake” if all you have is a written report with no photographic confirmation. Trump exults in throwing fuel on the fire to ignite further conflict.

Covert cameras used by anyone intending to document the events. Not necessarily in the role of a protestor. Maybe decoy visible cameras surrounded by covert ones to draw fire. The camera equivalent of triangular crossfire.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 30, 2020 • 9:59:38pm

re: #367 gwangung

Whether the instigators are anti-fascists (unlikely, since unlike black bloc, tend to be reactive) or white supremacists, it doesn’t excuse police reactions like covering up their badge numbers or macing indiscriminately (catching older people and 10 year old kids).

That is true, especially in my hometown which had the “police riot” in 1968 during the Democratic convention. But I haven’t heard that the Chicago police engaged in this type of activity during the protests tonight. In any case, if voters fear instability and violence, they may ignore police transgressions. That is why it is important to find the instigators quickly.

Putin is celebrating in his dacha.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 30, 2020 • 10:03:24pm

re: #349 jaunte

This is exactly what is needed.

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sagehen  May 30, 2020 • 10:14:33pm

re: #358 Jack Burton

If you know where to look, you find structures thousands of years old in America.

A handful of adobe settlements in the Southwest; on territory that wasn’t even part of the U.S. until 1848. For the most part, the indigenous peoples of this continent built with biodegradable materials and they’re long gone.

If you’re looking for stone structures, you have to go south of the Rio Grande.

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Targetpractice  May 30, 2020 • 10:23:17pm

re: #361 Belafon

A big portion of the problem seems to be that cities aren’t in control of their police forces.

I’d be willing to bet that 80-90% of most cities elected officials have the endorsement of their city’s police unions and fat campaign donations every time they come up for election. In this country, police brutality is not treated as a human rights issue, it’s treated as a political issue. Hence why we hear so much shit about the “bad apples” and promises of “reform” that never seem to go anywhere.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 30, 2020 • 10:23:20pm

re: #373 Hecuba’s daughter

That is true, especially in my hometown which had the “police riot” in 1968 during the Democratic convention. But I haven’t heard that the Chicago police engaged in this type of activity during the protests tonight. In any case, if voters fear instability and violence, they may ignore police transgressions. That is why it is important to find the instigators quickly.

Putin is celebrating in his dacha.

Of course the most famous comment regarding 1968 convention riot was courtesy of the original Mayor Daley: The police aren’t here to create disorder; they’re here to preserve disorder. That certainly describes what is happening in too many American cities tonight. (Daley did not win elections based on his brilliant syntax)

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danarchy  May 30, 2020 • 10:32:04pm

re: #375 sagehen

A handful of adobe settlements in the Southwest; on territory that wasn’t even part of the U.S. until 1848. For the most part, the indigenous peoples of this continent built with biodegradable materials and they’re long gone.

If you’re looking for stone structures, you have to go south of the Rio Grande.

Serpent mound in Ohio isn’t stone, but it is certainly a man made structure.

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BeachDem  May 30, 2020 • 10:32:50pm

re: #376 Targetpractice

I’d be willing to bet that 80-90% of most cities elected officials have the endorsement of their city’s police unions and fat campaign donations every time they come up for election. In this country, police brutality is not treated as a human rights issue, it’s treated as a political issue. Hence why we hear so much shit about the “bad apples” and promises of “reform” that never seem to go anywhere.

Hell, 6 years later, the police union in Cleveland is still appealing the firing of the asshole who killed Tamir Rice. (Of course, he wasn’t even fucking fired until 2017 for falsifying records and, also of course, was never even indicted for the cold-blooded murder)

abcnews.go.com

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Targetpractice  May 30, 2020 • 10:33:00pm

That list of accusations leveled against Chauvin? Which only included one that actually led to disciplinary action? I’d bet you that every one resulted in call from him to his union rep, a call from that rep to his superior, and ended in the empty threat that any more claims like that and he’d be put on suspension/terminated.

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Amory Blaine  May 30, 2020 • 10:57:38pm

Milwaukee has a curfew tonight.

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Targetpractice  May 30, 2020 • 11:13:30pm

This “horse race” narrative has gotten absolutely ridiculous. If you change the header from “all voters” to “certain to vote” and you only cut a 10 point lead down to a 5 point lead, the problem is not in the camp leading by 5 points.

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austin_blue  May 30, 2020 • 11:16:13pm

This country is blowing itself to pieces like a Fourth of July firework.

There is no leadership from Washington. There is no voice of reason from the White House. It seems to be that the worst racists, fascists, and anarchists in our country are burning our society down.

They are a small minority, but they are are having a devastating affect. Because most of us are just like “What the fuck?” Most of us, really, are sheep. We won’t get out of our homes, and say “Stop this shit! It needs to end!”

Really, we won’t. We are, by our lack of action, allowing the the Proud Boys, the Boogaloos, and the white supremecist movement to tear this country to pieces.

And our President loves them. They are the change agents that he (or at least Steve Miller, that little fucking fascist toad) has been counting on to hide the fact that the Orange Shit Goblin has fucked up the response to a virus that is killing us and get him re-elected.

Night all. Dog help us.

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DodgerFan1988  May 30, 2020 • 11:33:25pm
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aatharuv  May 30, 2020 • 11:34:55pm

re: #383 austin_blue

Except that the racists and fascists are doing much more damage than the few anti-fascists and anarchists the Orange Enabler is raving against.

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Dr Lizardo  May 30, 2020 • 11:36:13pm

re: #384 DodgerFan1988

This pretty much sums up my reaction that bit of news:

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Dread Pirate  May 30, 2020 • 11:45:17pm

America, what a shit show.

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Targetpractice  May 31, 2020 • 12:14:32am

Ugh…

The video is bad enough, but the responses are just fucking ridiculous. Apparently masks = tyranny, but continuing to record cops with your cellphone from your own damned porch warrants getting shot.

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Dread Pirate  May 31, 2020 • 12:18:18am

Protesters need to arm up with paintball guns and armor up for paintball wars.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 12:26:23am

Property > Human life

Maintaining the RW narrative > Human life

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ericblair  May 31, 2020 • 12:41:40am

re: #388 Targetpractice

The video is bad enough, but the responses are just fucking ridiculous. Apparently masks = tyranny, but continuing to record cops with your cellphone from your own damned porch warrants getting shot.

Small government/property rights conservatives are a little selective in their outrage.

Although, one way to change MPD culture is to have the department sued into nonexistence, so there’s that.

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 12:43:51am

Seems to me like some kind of coast-to-coast police riot is going on.

slate.com

This crisis seems to be evolving; what started off as a protest of a specific injustice is transforming into something bigger.

It’s looking like the police have formed a side: “The Cops”. They feel threatened by the general public and they’ve resorted to outright attacking anyone in their way, whether it’s the press, innocent bystanders, random onlookers. There’s video clips of cops firing rubber bullets indiscriminately into crowds, the NYPD clip of them bulldozing their way through a crowd.

We’re entering uncharted territory here. The police are heavily armed, all too often with military weaponry……and they’re increasingly getting out of control.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 12:58:36am

hi.

I’m sixty today. From my wife I got a 3kg tub of Nutella. From LGF I got 178,778 karma points, which I can redeem at the LGF store.

My eldest first cousin called a little bit ago to wish me well and to say “Fuck Trump.”

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 1:01:17am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Happy Birthday. And don’t eat all that Nutella at once. 😄

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Targetpractice  May 31, 2020 • 1:01:28am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi.

I’m sixty today. From my wife I got a 3kg tub of Nutella. From LGF I got 178,778 karma points, which I can redeem at the LGF store.

My eldest first cousin called a little bit ago to wish me well and to say “Fuck Trump.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:01:51am

Wondering why there are so many helicopters in the area:

It seems that these looters have been waiting for some time.

When I was out in the afternoon and went to the grocery store I saw some college-age folk coming back, I think, from one of the protests. They were talking to an older black woman, who seemed exasperated. I felt for them, as it is clear all they want is to drive attention to social problems.

Now the looters… they are a different story. These kinds of thing happen every decade or two. Mostly not in winter. A lot of people are just opportunistic.

Then I have to wonder about the professional agitators. These people want to see the world burn.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:03:23am

As I noted earlier, La Mesa is pretty milquetoast. So all these looters at shopping centers could be local, but I wonder too how many come in from surrounding areas. La Mesa in the confluence of three major freeways in the east San Diego metro region, with lots of through traffic.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:06:00am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Happy birthday!

LGF Karma points can be exchanged for S&H green stamps at your local S&H redemption center.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:07:06am

re: #396 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

All three of those shopping centers are either directly connected to freeways with on/off ramps, or only two blocks from such.

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Jack Burton  May 31, 2020 • 1:08:30am

re: #397 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As I noted earlier, La Mesa is pretty milquetoast. So all these looters at shopping centers could be local, but I wonder too how many come in from surrounding areas. La Mesa in the confluence of three major freeways in the east San Diego metro region, with lots of through traffic.

If you are on Facebook, these someone live-streaming from La Mesa in the middle of it all right now: facebook.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:12:12am

re: #400 Jack Burton

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 1:12:39am

re: #400 Jack Burton

They’re using what looks like a spray-paint can as an improvised flamethrower. What building is that they’re trying to torch?

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Jack Burton  May 31, 2020 • 1:17:13am

re: #402 Dr Lizardo

They’re using what looks like a spray-paint can as an improvised flamethrower. What building is that they’re trying to torch?

It’s this place: randalllamb.com

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 1:19:15am

re: #403 Jack Burton

It’s this place: randalllamb.com

Yeah, just saw that. I would imagine the building must have some kind of fire suppression system?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:20:30am

re: #402 Dr Lizardo

They are in the old downtown area of La Mesa. Normally ultra quiet.

This group of guys really are being the typical mindless rioters. Senseless, of course.

Sad because that part of the area is pretty good to visit for an afternoon walk and shopping.

The real idiocy is that the polity of La Mesa would be that the majority of residents would support social change, BLM, etc.

So when groups like this comes in the side effect will be doubly bad, because locals will just care more about their lives rather than helping others.

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Dave In Austin  May 31, 2020 • 1:23:29am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:23:40am

The police station is only a couple of blocks from where those fires are, btw.

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 1:25:08am

Looks like the Randall Lamb building there in La Mesa went up like a bomb.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 1:25:09am

re: #394 Dr Lizardo

re: #395 Targetpractice

Thanks.

The only protests going on in Nebraska are in Omaha. The area of 72nd St and Dodge St (far west Omaha, Senator Megan Hunt’s [D] district) has had Omaha police using tear gas and pepper balls for the second day today. Protestors were on Dodge Street and the police moved to violently remove them.

Rioting then erupted downtown in the evening, with graffiti, Molotov cocktails, eggs, &c. The city prosecutor declared the riot an unlawful assembly, and the police moved in to clear the downtown area.

Like other cities, protestors tried to stop the violent actions. The police chief described the protests as peaceful with a few agitators, including some with guns (this is an open-carry state).

Mayor Jean Stothert (R) paints all the protestors the same (whether they were the peaceful protestors or the violent agitators), putting the blame on all of them.

omaha.com

(with video from the Dodge St. protest and the police clearing about 1,000 protestors, 2:53)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:27:14am

So the two banks in downtown are on fire.

I was just in one of them a couple of weeks ago.

So sad.

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 1:30:02am

re: #408 Dr Lizardo

And….a water main got taken out there too.

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Dread Pirate  May 31, 2020 • 1:30:10am

Heilung. She has a nice rack.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 1:33:11am

re: #412 Dread Pirate

Heilung. She has a nice rack.

Shaman you!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:35:37am

So from Bryan Tuck’s livestream, it appears the typical makeup - young men. There was one woman that showed on video while I was watching. There were others in cars that were going down the streets.

Downtown La Mesa sits between two major area freeways, with the north-south connection between them being a city street (Spring Street if you want to look it up on a map.)

So anyone can come in quickly, do whatever, then scramble back onto the freeway.

The area of downtown La Mesa is pretty mixed. Mostly white but also many people of color, and various people from around the world. It’s not the locals doing this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 1:40:50am

We have chaos. This chaos is being used as a green screen background to project whatever agenda people want to see pushed.

And the the President himself has embraced the talking point that the people behind the rioting are all thugs (as in niCLANGs) and Antifa.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:42:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 1:48:41am

re: #416 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Who is the bint calling for guns? That would be a disaster.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 1:50:50am
INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday amid protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Randal Taylor confirmed the shootings during a late night news conference, but didn’t offer any more details. Police later tweeted that no officers were involved.

(more)

One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 1:52:26am

This is where the whole 2nd Amenment falls apart…they are not summoning anything resembling a “well-regulated Militia”.

Again, if you want to use a weapon to defend yourself and your home, then I guess that is your good right. But to use a gun effectively in public, especially in the confused setting of a mass shooting/riot, calls for years of training, good situational awareness and nerves of steel.

This is not a skills set you can just pick up over the counter of your local sporting goods store.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 1:54:44am

So Tuck is live again. Most people are just standing around. But a group of guys just broke out some windows.

Seems the Salvation Army store got its windows busted.

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Dread Pirate  May 31, 2020 • 1:56:39am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 2:03:57am

Tuck just got a bit of gas.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 2:06:18am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 2:09:18am

Friday in the Panhandle.
pphd.org
Confirmed: 122 (+4 all in Scott’s Bluff County, doubling rate 25 days)
Recovered: 77
Deaths: 0
Largest age group: 10-19

On the first case in Garden County, PPHD determined it was community-spread, and are calling for people who went to a restaurant in Oshkosh on certain days to contact PPHD.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 2:17:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 2:21:13am
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Dave In Austin  May 31, 2020 • 2:22:40am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 2:22:43am

Fixed #426

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 2:29:54am
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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 2:37:27am

re: #426 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The cops are feeling besieged; they believe their authority is being questioned and therefore, undermined - and they’re lashing out.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 2:45:28am

re: #430 Dr Lizardo

The cops are feeling besieged; they believe their authority is being questioned and therefore, undermined - and they’re lashing out.

On my apocalypse bingo card, I didn’t have either pestilence or police riot for this year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 2:46:49am

re: #431 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

On my apocalypse bingo card, I didn’t have either pestilence or police riot for this year.

But I did have the large-scale breakdown of public order prompted by some some racial/terrorist incident on my card….

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Dread Pirate  May 31, 2020 • 3:21:33am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 3:22:52am

So got my recall notice last night. Don’t know whether to be happy that I am going back to work or scared shitless. The first 3 days will be team members only as we prep the property for reopening on the 4th. After that we will be open to the general public, many who will be CoVidiots

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 31, 2020 • 3:31:43am

It looks like barring a new outbreak wave Chester County (and I guess the other nearby counties) will go from “red” to “yellow” status in about a week. That means some of the restrictions on gatherings and businesses ease somewhat.

governor.pa.gov

My plans are still pretty much shelter in place and a weekly supply run to the grocery.

Yesterday’s COVID-19 toll for the county seemed to be about 20 new confirmed cases and 6 more deaths.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 3:39:27am

re: #435 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

re: #434 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

CV-19? That’s so Last Week.

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ericblair  May 31, 2020 • 3:39:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 3:40:27am

re: #435 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

My plans are still pretty much shelter in place and a weekly supply run to the grocery.

Which is what every sane person should be doing wherever possible…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 31, 2020 • 3:44:09am

re: #436 Decatur Deb

CV-19? That’s so Last Week.

I think CV 19 was scrapped in 1976 or so.
;p

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 3:50:41am
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PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 3:51:46am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Happy Birthday. :)

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 3:54:43am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Happy Birthday.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 3:55:40am

Just like turning 20 for the third time!

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 3:55:46am

re: #439 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I think CV 19 was scrapped in 1976 or so.
;p

A cook at one our remote detachments was from BB-61.

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steve_davis  May 31, 2020 • 4:04:06am

re: #49 jaunte

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These guys aren’t leftists.

well, that bald guy with the beard could be a failed hipster. He has the smell of a refurbished ebay typewriter and a well-characterized but maddeningly plotless first novel about him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 4:05:56am

re: #445 steve_davis

well, that bald guy with the beard could be a failed hipster. He has the smell of a refurbished ebay typewriter and a well-characterized but maddeningly plotless first novel about him.

A person who sees himself as judge, jury and executioner with the power of God and the Constitution behind him…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 31, 2020 • 4:12:26am

re: #444 Decatur Deb

One BB-61 photo, coming up.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 4:13:09am

re: #445 steve_davis

well, that bald guy with the beard could be a failed hipster. He has the smell of a refurbished ebay typewriter and a well-characterized but maddeningly plotless first novel about him.

Only way to tell is to tranq them all and check them for tattoos.

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Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 4:17:48am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Happy Birthday!!

🥳🥳🥳

Don’t think of it as your 60th birthday, think of it as the 31st anniversary of your 29th!!

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 4:22:22am

re: #447 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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One BB-61 photo, coming up.

The detachments were 40-50 guys isolated inside host nation bases through Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Food was the big morale builder and retired cooks from capital ships were prized.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 4:22:41am

re: #445 steve_davis

well, that bald guy with the beard could be a failed hipster. He has the smell of a refurbished ebay typewriter and a well-characterized but maddeningly plotless first novel about him.

Ah yes, the aroma of 3-in-1 oil, typewriter ribbon, with the faintest hint of stale cat piss.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 4:23:55am

re: #451 Shropshire Slasher

Ah yes, the aroma of 3-in-1 oil, typewriter ribbon, with the faintest hint of stale cat piss.

and his mom calling from upstairs to come and eat his pot pie before it gets cold…

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 4:24:23am

re: #451 Shropshire Slasher

Ah yes, the aroma of 3-in-1 oil, typewriter ribbon, with the faintest hint of stale cat piss.

And Gauloises ash.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 4:25:14am

re: #452 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and his mom calling from upstairs to come and eat his pot pie before it gets cold…

Or hot pockets if mom was going out on a date.

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William Lewis  May 31, 2020 • 4:25:40am

re: #452 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and his mom calling from upstairs to come and eat his pot pie before it gets cold…

I always tell them that Mommy has their Kraft Mac and Cheese Dinner ready.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 4:29:29am

The peppers and tomatoes are in, and the sun is almost up. We must tend our garden.

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steve_davis  May 31, 2020 • 4:31:31am

re: #142 Teukka

Especially when they aren’t “bounced” off of the ground like they’re supposed to, see Photojournalist that apparently lost an eye to a rubber bullet.

10cc - Rubber Bullets

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Sherlock Hound  May 31, 2020 • 4:48:11am

re: #454 Shropshire Slasher

Or hot pockets if mom was going out on a date.

On Reddit, we joke about chicken tendies.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 4:50:10am
The woman who allegedly threw a lit Molotov cocktail into an NYPD car full of cops early Saturday has been slapped with a federal charge of damaging a police vehicle — a far cry from the attempted murder charges sought by the NYPD.

Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, New York, allegedly tossed the makeshift explosive into the marked police vehicle parked at Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn around 1:12 a.m, as a night of destructive protests over the killing of George Floyd winded down, federal prosecutors said.

The bottle shattered two of the vehicle’s windows as four cops sat inside — but the gas inside did not ignite, the feds said in a criminal complaint released early Sunday.

Prosecutors obtained a witness video they said showed Shader hurl the device as a man attempted to shield her from onlookers.

The NYPD initially pressed for attempted-murder charges against the demonstrator — but federal prosecutors have now taken over the case and assumed custody.

nypost.com

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steve_davis  May 31, 2020 • 4:50:42am

re: #210 BigPapa

The White House is going to be a war zone. I got a bad feeling about this.

maybe we’ll get lucky and it will turn out that white house security is really as abysmally incompetent as portrayed in Olympus Has Fallen.

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jeffreyw  May 31, 2020 • 4:55:34am

Good morning!

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lawhawk  May 31, 2020 • 4:59:30am

Fuck Trump, Fuck the GOP, and fuck the enabling media. Trump’s destroyed the economy and stoked racial tensions and yet the media goes out of its way to magic balance fairy the fuck out of events.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 5:02:10am

The Sunday morning shows will certainly have a lot of material to work with today.

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William Lewis  May 31, 2020 • 5:03:31am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi.

I’m sixty today. From my wife I got a 3kg tub of Nutella. From LGF I got 178,778 karma points, which I can redeem at the LGF store.

My eldest first cousin called a little bit ago to wish me well and to say “Fuck Trump.”

Hippo, Birdie, & two Ewes. :D

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 5:03:47am

re: #456 Decatur Deb

Long range models are indicating a possibility of a tropical storm forming in the GoM in about a week, so you might want to make sure your hurricane season prep is underway.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 5:07:26am

re: #465 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Long range models are indicating a possibility of a tropical storm forming in the GoM in about a week, so you might want to make sure your hurricane season prep is underway.

Just another liberal hoax to try to make Trump look bad…

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lawhawk  May 31, 2020 • 5:08:21am

re: #459 Shropshire Slasher

Expect the charges to be escalated.

But here’s the thing - this is the reverse of what typically happens and is how charges usually flow when a cop murders or engages in excessive force against a person in custody. They usually aren’t even charged, or if they are, it’s at the lowest range of the charging guidelines.

Recall that the cop who murdered Mr. Floyd was charged with the lowest level of homicide in MN, even though it appears premeditated.

The NYPD union is notorious for going after prosecutors and politicians who dare attempt to hold them accountable. Heck, the union has led riots in the past, and they’ve gotten away with doing damage that anyone else would have been prosecuted and imprisoned for.

It again goes to the fact that law enforcement is held to an entirely different standard than everyone else that allows them to get away with murder - literally and figuratively. That we have to have this argument every time a black person is murdered by a cop shows that this institutional racism and acceptance of police violence has to change.

Cops should be held to a higher standard - not a lower one.

Cops should be held accountable when they kill someone in the line of duty where their life was not threatened.

Cops should be fired for engaging in excessive force and prevented from being hired by police departments elsewhere (national registry of records on police brutality/excessive force). Departments must hold bad cops accountable and drum them out.

It’s wishful thinking of course, because there’s a lot of politicians who wont stand up to police departments or unions because they’d be seen as weak on crime (even though they’re standing up against crimes by cops against the rest of us). But that’s how right wingers and statists will frame things.

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 5:12:29am
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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 5:13:06am

re: #466 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just another liberal hoax to try to make Trump look bad…

Just wait until August:

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 5:14:23am

re: #469 Dr Lizardo

Just wait until August:

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SMOD?

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 5:16:33am

re: #470 Teukka

Please choose one, it’s been a busy week:

Standard Mode of Dress (various schools)
SMOD Special Mode
SMOD Sweet Meteor of Death (politics)
SMOD Single Manufacturer One Design (boating)
SMOD Super Mod (gaming, Half Life 2 modification)
SMOD Serial Port Mode (Intel 8051 Microcontroller)
SMOD Space and Missile Operations Duty (US Air Force)
SMOD Secondary Means of De-Energization
SMOD Space Monkies of Death (band)
SMOD Staff Member On Duty
SMOD Sedimentable Mineral Organic Detritus

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 5:19:06am

re: #471 Shropshire Slasher

Please choose onehttps://twitter.com, it’s been a busy week:

Standard Mode of Dress (various schools)
SMOD Special Mode
SMOD Sweet Meteor of Death (politics)
SMOD Single Manufacturer One Design (boating)
SMOD Super Mod (gaming, Half Life 2 modification)
SMOD Serial Port Mode (Intel 8051 Microcontroller)
SMOD Space and Missile Operations Duty (US Air Force)
SMOD Secondary Means of De-Energization
SMOD Space Monkies of Death (band)
SMOD Staff Member On Duty
SMOD Sedimentable Mineral Organic Detritus

#3 (corrected).
Also,

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 5:21:38am

re: #472 Teukka

If that moran left his keys in the car he is SOL, insurance doesn’t pay.

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 5:28:58am

re: #473 Shropshire Slasher

If that moran left his keys in the car he is SOL, insurance doesn’t pay.

And he spells so poorly even righties go “Ah my eyes!”. And…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 5:29:00am

Shot My Own Dog

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 5:31:31am

re: #474 Teukka

And he spells so poorly even righties go “Ah my eyes!”. And…

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From Ms. Emily’s thread:

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 5:31:35am

re: #470 Teukka

SMOD?

Yep.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 5:39:32am

re: #465 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Long range models are indicating a possibility of a tropical storm forming in the GoM in about a week, so you might want to make sure your hurricane season prep is underway.

We have 4 evacuation campsites chosen N and W of here. We will actually be able to maintain a reasonable quarantine bubble in our little trailer.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 5:47:29am

Morning Lizardim from the cool and cloudy wild north country. The news reports that last night was much quieter; the deployment of 4,000 National Guard soldiers and the establishment of an effective counter-strategy appears to have had the intended effect. Minneapolis stands tall and proud after an uncertain night. How go things among the lizardfolk on this quiet Sunday morning?

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 5:48:11am

WTFITSICE…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 5:51:47am

re: #480 Teukka

“You are part of the problem, if not the entire problem.” - MPD officer

Just paraphrasing his MAGAT leader

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 5:52:21am

re: #467 lawhawk

Morning friend. While I think we all agree that the murder of George Floyd was premeditated, or at least intentional - the standard for 2nd-degree murder - I am still of the opinion that the prosecutor didn’t think that charge could stick. Minnesota has convicted a police officer in a wrongful death; unfortunately, it’s the exact reverse situation, a black officer, Mohamed Noor, convicted of 3rd-degree murder for killing a white woman. That does not set an encouraging precedent.

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 5:53:32am

re: #480 Teukka

WTFITSICE…

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re: #481 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just paraphrasing his MAGAT leader

But wait, there’s more!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 5:55:38am

re: #483 Teukka

But wait, there’s more!

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Mr. Spencer - may I call you Dick? - please fuck off at your earliest convenience. The adults are talking here.

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Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 5:58:43am

re: #484 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mr. Spencer - may I call you Dick? - please fuck off at your earliest convenience. The adults are talking here.

Motion seconded.

And btw, what’s that video clip (“could not be played”)? All I saw was a cat.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 5:59:32am

re: #485 Jay C

Motion seconded.

And btw, what’s that video clip (“can’t be played”)? All I saw was a cat.

Try it a second time (there’s like a reload button on the video after it fails, I think?); I have that problem constantly with playing Twitter videos from LGF, but if I hit the “try again” button, it works.

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 6:00:45am

re: #485 Jay C

Motion seconded.

And btw, what’s that video clip (“could not be played”)? All I saw was a cat.

Motion thirded.

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Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 6:02:58am

re: #486 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

re: #487 Teukka

Nope: still wouldn’t play: so, much as I hate giving shitheads like Spencer the clicks, I saw it on Twitter. Shouldn’t have wasted my time: fuck off, Dick.

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 6:03:10am

re: #485 Jay C

Motion seconded.

And btw, what’s that video clip (“could not be played”)? All I saw was a cat.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld

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lawhawk  May 31, 2020 • 6:03:47am

re: #482 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Morning friend. While I think we all agree that the murder of George Floyd was premeditated, or at least intentional - the standard for 2nd-degree murder - I am still of the opinion that the prosecutor didn’t think that charge could stick. Minnesota has convicted a police officer in a wrongful death; unfortunately, it’s the exact reverse situation, a black officer, Mohamed Noor, convicted of 3rd-degree murder for killing a white woman. That does not set an encouraging precedent.

That’s exactly the problem. Holding a cop accountable for the premeditated homicide of a black man *is* law and order. But politicians and prosecutors rarely see it that way, and even jurors don’t buy into that.

We need wholesale change on the law - modify qualified immunity and hold cops to a higher standard under the law. Make sure that there are automatic procedures in place for any abuse or deaths. Automatic desk duty for abuse. Automatic suspensions without pay for deaths. Special prosecutors who deal with abuse and deaths. And prosecutions for homicide when the deaths involve unarmed persons.

Even now, the criminal justice system is trying to blame the victim for his own death - having a prosecutor reluctant to charge, having a medical report somehow insinuate that the victim had a condition (even though toxicology takes weeks to come back), and despite the video showing zero rationale for the acts by any of the cops present.

All four should be prosecuted in the death. All four were fired. That’s not enough. They should never be allowed to work in law enforcement again. We need a national database to deal with abusive cops and those who were fired for cause.

We need national change and coordinated changes on the law.

Because this is about law and order, and holding everyone accountable, including those who are charged with upholding it.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 6:04:47am

re: #486 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Try it a second time (there’s like a reload button on the video after it fails, I think?); I have that problem constantly with playing Twitter videos from LGF, but if I hit the “try again” button, it works.

If you hit the Twitter base bar, they will open as Twitter in another tab.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:05:16am

re: #490 lawhawk

I agree with all of this. All I can hope for at this point is that we get a fair jury that will actually convict this man, and hopefully his accomplices (though I’m not holding out hope that they will even be charged).

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 6:06:46am

re: #490 lawhawk

Before we can change any of that, we have to change regimes. Right now the Trump regime is gaining votes.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 31, 2020 • 6:08:08am

It’s become clear that America’s police forces have to be denazified. Take away all of their military equipment, have them patrol without firearms on them, no-one engaged in a nonviolent crime should be arrested without a warrant, just ticketed. Noone should die for allegedly passing a fake $20 bill or selling loose cigarettes. New cops should be recruited from civilian life, not military, and should mostly be women and poc.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:12:04am

re: #494 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Mrs. Fish was explaining to the elder fishspawn about what was going on in our state, and how we might have people coming to visit depending on if anyone needed help. She asked me what his supposed crime was, and when I said “supposedly passing counterfeit bills,” she looked at me like horns were growing out of my head. That is a stupid, STUPID thing to forcibly restrain a man over, let alone killing him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 6:21:24am

re: #494 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It’s become clear that America’s police forces have to be denazified. Take away all of their military equipment, have them patrol without firearms on them, no-one engaged in a nonviolent crime should be arrested without a warrant, just ticketed. Noone should die for allegedly passing a fake $20 bill or selling loose cigarettes. New cops should be recruited from civilian life, not military, and should mostly be women and poc.

I agree with the first two. Unfortunately, our populace is too armed and dangerous to send them out without some sort of weapons.

That is a separate issue to be addressed.

And the other issue is that of how District Attorneys and State Prosecutors approach charging police officers with crimes: in general, they are used to working with LEOs to obtain indictments, working against them can present a bit of a conflict of interest.

We need a separate mechanism to deal with that which removes or mitigates that problem.

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Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 6:21:31am

re: #495 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish was explaining to the elder fishspawn about what was going on in our state, and how we might have people coming to visit depending on if anyone needed help. She asked me what his supposed crime was, and when I said “supposedly passing counterfeit bills,” she looked at me like horns were growing out of my head. That is a stupid, STUPID thing to forcibly restrain a man over, let alone killing him.

And, unfortunately lost in the fatal aftermath, any details of just why it was George Floyd got nabbed. How many people (even retail workers) look at their currency? Was Floyd a suspected counterfeiter? Did he even know/suspect the bill was fake? What are the “normal” procedures when counterfeit currency is discovered (I’m guessing “fatal abuse” isn’t the standard - maybe)?
But of course, all that - STUPID as it certainly is, is all irrelevant now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 6:23:15am

We are seeing a disturbing trend here, namely that

property rights > human rights and even human life.

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PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 6:26:31am

re: #498 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Too disturbing.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 6:27:36am

Well the date on my two stroke gas can says 6-19, so I’m off to get fresh non-ethanol gas so I can do my most dreaded chore, weed whacking. Gotta suit up for the giant hogweed.

en.m.wikipedia.org

The sap of the giant hogweed plant is phototoxic. Contact with the plant sap prevents the skin from being able to protect itself from sunlight, which leads to phytophotodermatitis, a serious skin inflammation.[25] A phototoxic reaction can begin as soon as 15 minutes after contact with the sap. Photosensitivity peaks between 30 minutes and two hours after contact but can last for several days.[13][8]

They forgot blindness if it gets in your eyes.

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 6:32:14am

re: #500 Shropshire Slasher

Well the date on my two stroke gas can says 6-19, so I’m off to get fresh non-ethanol gas so I can do my most dreaded chore, weed whacking. Gotta suit up for the giant hogweed.

en.m.wikipedia.org

They forgot blindness if it gets in your eyes.

There have been reports of people being careless clearing the bastard up dying of the toxicity on its down. Also, the phototoxic effects can remain for like 7 years after exposure…

BTW, will you post pics of the whacked Giant Hogweed (stay safe documenting it)?
As I understand, it is the traditional way of confirming a kill of Giant Hogweed among gardeners…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:32:31am

re: #497 Jay C

And, unfortunately lost in the fatal aftermath, any details of just why it was George Floyd got nabbed. How many people (even retail workers) look at their currency? Was Floyd a suspected counterfeiter? Did he even know/suspect the bill was fake? What are the “normal” procedures when counterfeit currency is discovered (I’m guessing “fatal abuse” isn’t the standard - maybe)?
But of course, all that - STUPID as it certainly is, is all irrelevant now.

The transcript of the 911 call is out there. It sounds like the retail worker suspected him of passing fakes - I don’t think they even verified whether it/they were fake, just a suspicion. Let me look it up.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 6:32:50am

re: #500 Shropshire Slasher

Unless it smells like varnish, the gas should be good. Two-strokes aren’t usually that finicky.

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stpaulbear  May 31, 2020 • 6:35:29am

re: #479 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Morning Lizardim from the cool and cloudy wild north country. The news reports that last night was much quieter; the deployment of 4,000 National Guard soldiers and the establishment of an effective counter-strategy appears to have had the intended effect. Minneapolis stands tall and proud after an uncertain night. How go things among the lizardfolk on this quiet Sunday morning?

It’s been sunny all morning to the east in StP, although my furnace did kick in when the thermostat hit the ‘wake’ setting.

I didn’t hear anything amiss in my neighborhood last night but I have no idea and haven’t seen any news specific to the West 7th neighborhood. I don’t have a reason to go anywhere today so I may just stay put.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:35:46am

Link to the released transcript

It sounds like they may have checked the bills, and accused him of being drunk or something. That’ll probably be used as an excuse, but my guess is that if the bills really were fake, he probably had no idea.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:37:13am

re: #504 stpaulbear

It’s been sunny all morning to the east in StP, although my furnace did kick in when the thermostat hit the ‘wake’ setting.

I didn’t hear anything amiss in my neighborhood last night but I have no idea and haven’t seen any news specific to the West 7th neighborhood. I don’t have a reason to go anywhere today so I may just stay put.

Yeah, it’s 65 degrees in the house right now as I left a couple of windows open overnight (intentionally). It’s glorious. The morning started cloudy in the west suburbs, but it’s mostly sun with occasional cumulus clouds drifting by now. I’ll probably be out mowing the lawn when it dries out later in the morning.

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 6:38:22am

re: #505 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Link to the released transcript

It sounds like they may have checked the bills, and accused him of being drunk or something. That’ll probably be used as an excuse, but my guess is that if the bills really were fake, he probably had no idea.

The moment he was in handcuffs, they were in charge of him.

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 6:40:03am

re: #502 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The transcript of the 911 call is out there. It sounds like the retail worker suspected him of passing fakes - I don’t think they even verified whether it/they were fake, just a suspicion. Let me look it up.

Why do I get the sinking feeling that the person making that call might’ve been a Karen or her male equivalent?

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stpaulbear  May 31, 2020 • 6:40:38am

The article in the Minneapolis StarTrib that caught my attention this morning was about how neighborhoods have given up on police protection and are organizing to protect themselves.

After four long nights without assistance from first responders in the wake of riots and looting after the death of George Floyd, Longfellow residents decided to take matters into their own hands. Many coordinated efforts to block off side streets along this stretch of East Lake Street, using caution tape, saw horses and makeshift barricades to protect residential areas from rioters.

Although police and the National Guard greatly outnumbered peaceful protesters on Saturday, that wasn’t always the case, and in neighborhoods across the Twin Cities, residents did everything they could to protect their own.

In Longfellow, Hillary Oppmann watched vandals loot the corner Walgreens for three straight nights without interference before arsonists finally lit it on fire last night. Firefighters didn’t make it to the scene for more than 7 hours.

“We can’t lose anymore community assets, like our libraries, pharmacies and post office,” said Oppmann, who lives three doors down from Lake Street. “They were simply left to burn.”

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PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 6:40:40am

re: #508 Teukka

Same here.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:41:25am

re: #508 Teukka

Why do I get the sinking feeling that the person making that call might’ve been a Karen or her male equivalent?

It definitely sounds like it was a store employee, and no doubt the caller will be questioned as part of the incident.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 6:44:25am

re: #501 Teukka

There have been reports of people being careless clearing the bastard up dying of the toxicity on its down. Also, the phototoxic effects can remain for like 7 years after exposure…

BTW, will you post pics of the whacked Giant Hogweed (stay safe documenting it)?
As I understand, it is the traditional way of confirming a kill of Giant Hogweed among gardeners…

Not much left of them, they are just baby hogweeds now. The land mines are soggy doodies, but that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Pro-tip Sunday, run your 2-strokes and small engines out of gas at the end of the season, they start right up on the next!!

513
Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 6:44:26am

Black Americans Have A Message For Democrats; Not Being Trump Is Not Enough
nytimes.com

We’re stupid and we’re going to die.

514
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 31, 2020 • 6:47:05am

re: #513 Decatur Deb

Black Americans Have A Message For Democrats; Not Being Trump Is Not Enough
nytimes.com

We’re stupid and we’re going to die.

It’s the NYT. Shit like this can be ignored. While they can do good work, they mostly don’t.

515
Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 6:49:31am

re: #505 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Link to the released transcript

It sounds like they may have checked the bills, and accused him of being drunk or something. That’ll probably be used as an excuse, but my guess is that if the bills really were fake, he probably had no idea.

I don’t know how they do it in Minneapolis, but here in NYC (for as long as I can remember) retail clerks usually look at bills BEFORE they put them in the till/make change: yeah, it’s going to be a PITA if it turns out it’s counterfeit (the “owner” is stuck with it, or else it’s supposed to be turned in); but like I said above, who checks these things, in the age of ATMs….?

Though maybe Floyd WAS drunk - not relevant though: a funny-money call shouldn’t need four cops as a response: and there’s certainly no excuse for the fatal level of force applied here: or the “depraved indifference” of Officer Chauvin’s pals…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:51:12am

re: #515 Jay C

In Minnesota, it’s usually not even checked unless it’s a $50 or bigger, though I have seen some places check $20s; but you’re right, they don’t usually make change until after the bills have been checked, if they’re going to do it. The whole situation reeks.

517
Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 6:51:34am

re: #514 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It’s the NYT. Shit like this can be ignored. While they can do good work, they mostly don’t.

They try this shit every time, and we fall for it too often.

518
Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 6:53:21am

re: #480 Teukka

WTFITSICE…

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Wish our constitution had some sacred amendment about the press that cannot be infringed like it does about guns.

519
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 6:55:37am

I have not worked in retail for a while but what I do remember is that one always checks the larger bills $20 and higher very carefully.

520
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 6:56:51am

re: #519 PhillyPretzel

I have not worked in retail for a while but what I do remember is that one always checks the larger bills $20 and higher very carefully.

Around here, most retail workers that do check (places like smoke shops, which I assume this place was) just use the marker. I don’t know if they even train for the more detailed counterfeit checks.

521
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 6:58:08am

re: #520 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I have used and have seen others use those markers. They are pretty good as long as they do not dry out.

522
Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 7:00:38am

re: #518 Eventual Carrion

Wish our constitution had some sacred amendment about the press that cannot be infringed like it does about guns.

You mean something like the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act (one of our basic laws (constitution equivalent)).
We also have YGL and OSL that define the freedom of expression and information.

You have some of the legal texts here:

523
stpaulbear  May 31, 2020 • 7:00:56am

re: #516 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

In Minnesota, it’s usually not even checked unless it’s a $50 or bigger, though I have seen some places check $20s; but you’re right, they don’t usually make change until after the bills have been checked, if they’re going to do it. The whole situation reeks.

I see $20s get checked pretty regularly around here. When I use a $20, it’s usually a fresh one from the credit union ATM so I just consider it a part of doing business.

524
Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 7:02:29am

re: #519 PhillyPretzel

I have not worked in retail for a while but what I do remember is that one always checks the larger bills $20 and higher very carefully.

A lot of retail outlets here (small bodegas and the like) often have signs up stating they won’t accept $100 bills (or occasionally, $50s): one supposes that with inflationary 21st-Century price levels, the $20 would be considered nearly “small change” - but they still hawkeye the bills just in case.

Reminds me of the old Barney Miller episode: they bust some old guy for passing fake $1 bills: he explains that he stole the plates from the Mint years ago: but that counterfeiting money $1 at a time turned out to be more trouble than it was worth….

525
The Pie Overlord!  May 31, 2020 • 7:03:33am

Well, I spent a lovely two days offline, had a quiet holiday with great food (cheesecake!) and I said I would be back here “if the world doesn’t come to an end.”

It’s just like Detroit in 1967!

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PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 7:05:12am

If I remember what a very experienced bank teller told me years ago, first feel the paper, check the serial numbers, check the treasury seal (and the city bank seal) and print quality. Those were the basics. There are other things now like watermarks, security threads reflective numbers and seals. Even with all of this some folks still like to pass “funny money.”

527
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 7:05:50am

In case anyone is interested, the Space X feed is live for this mornings docking of the crew dragon.

528
The Pie Overlord!  May 31, 2020 • 7:08:59am
529
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 7:10:01am

re: #523 stpaulbear

I see $20s get checked pretty regularly around here. When I use a $20, it’s usually a fresh one from the credit union ATM so I just consider it a part of doing business.

To be fair, I live in the suburbs and don’t use a lot of cash, which probably biases my perception.

530
Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 7:10:23am

re: #525 The Pie Overlord!

Well, I spent a lovely two days offline, had a quiet holiday with great food (cheesecake!) and I said I would be back here “if the world doesn’t come to an end.”

It’s just like Detroit in 1967!

Gordon Lightfoot - Black Day in July

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 7:10:28am

re: #525 The Pie Overlord!

Well, I spent a lovely two days offline, had a quiet holiday with great food (cheesecake!) and I said I would be back here “if the world doesn’t come to an end.”

It’s just like Detroit in 1967!

Welcome back. Coffee is fresh. Gamey troll buttocks, not so much.

532
Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 7:11:55am

No morning Tweet storm from President Racist Grandpa??

Did they slip something into his Big Mac to sedate him last night?

/

533
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 7:12:50am

re: #532 Eclectic Cyborg

No morning Tweet storm from President Racist Grandpa??

Did they slip something into his Big Mac to sedate him last night?

/

He was hoping to wake up to Democratic cities still on fire, and now he has to sit on his golden throne and think about what to be outraged about.

534
Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 7:13:52am

re: #526 PhillyPretzel

If I remember what a very experienced bank teller told me years ago, first feel the paper, check the serial numbers, check the treasury seal (and the city bank seal) print quality. Those were the basics. There are other things now like watermarks, security threads reflective numbers and seals. Even with all of this some folks still like to pass “funny money.”

If you have a UV flashlight, know what UV markings the bills have. I also hear that some laser barcode scanners also trigger some UV markings.

535
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 7:14:06am

re: #531 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We had a bit of it last night. I do have the grill on the ready and quite a bit of charcoal.

536
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 7:15:36am

re: #535 PhillyPretzel

We had a bit of it last night.

Yeah, I haven’t checked the national news coverage - well, I did look at CNN just now. It looks like there was some, but there weren’t any headlines.

537
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 7:17:35am

Soft Capture

538
A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 31, 2020 • 7:17:59am

re: #461 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Shelter in place
539
Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 7:18:23am

re: #525 The Pie Overlord!

re: #528 The Pie Overlord!

To reduce the shock, contract with “Shabbas CNN”. A kid will come to the house after shul and recite 10 memorized headlines.

For pie.

540
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 7:28:04am

Hard capture complete.

541
Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 7:28:37am

Josh Seftel, a filmmaker, did a video chat with his mother about the pandemic. It’s funny and poignant:

cbsnews.com

542
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 7:30:38am

Docking sequence complete.

543
mmmirele  May 31, 2020 • 7:34:04am

re: #375 sagehen

A handful of adobe settlements in the Southwest; on territory that wasn’t even part of the U.S. until 1848. For the most part, the indigenous peoples of this continent built with biodegradable materials and they’re long gone.

If you’re looking for stone structures, you have to go south of the Rio Grande.

Not entirely true. Around here there are canals that were dug out starting around 600/700 CE by the Hohokam. Some of the canals were simply repurposed and reused by Mormon farmers in the late 1800s, because they were superbly engineered over a thousand years before.

More to structures, there’s a huge platform, 27 feet high and the length of a football field made out of caliche a few miles to the northwest of where I’m sitting. It’s called Mesa Grande and was a Hohokam settlement during the late period (1100-1400) It was owned by “B” movie actress Acquanetta before she sold it to the city back in the 1980s. Not a whole lot of excavating has gone on (due to money issues) but it’s a pretty huge complex.

544
Skandal  May 31, 2020 • 7:35:21am
545
Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 7:36:16am

This is a reminder that there’s still a deadly pandemic going on.

Just because the headlines have gone away doesn’t mean the virus has.

546
mmmirele  May 31, 2020 • 7:39:08am

Oh and in looting news, apparently there was looting at Scottsdale Fashion Square last night. Normally I would not go to TMZ as a news source, but yeah…

This is the kind of shit we’re looking at, opportunists taking advantage of an unsettled situation to just do their own thing. And, for the record, Jake Paul is a multi-millionaire, making his money off doing stupid shit on YouTube. I hope he gets deplatformed.

547
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 7:41:11am

re: #543 mmmirele

Not entirely true. Around here there are canals that were dug out starting around 600/700 CE by the Hohokam. Some of the canals were simply repurposed and reused by Mormon farmers in the late 1800s, because they were superbly engineered over a thousand years before.

More to structures, there’s a huge platform, 27 feet high and the length of a football field made out of caliche a few miles to the northwest of where I’m sitting. It’s called Mesa Grande and was a Hohokam settlement during the late period (1100-1400) It was owned by “B” movie actress Acquanetta before she sold it to the city back in the 1980s. Not a whole lot of excavating has gone on (due to money issues) but it’s a pretty huge complex.

“Nothing is as enduring as a hole in the ground”

548
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 31, 2020 • 7:41:53am

The president of the United States, ladies and gentlemen!:

in the wake of protests over George Floyd’s death while in police custody earlier this week, claiming that his supporters “love African Americans,” The Week reports.

Said Trump: “MAGA loves the black people

549
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 31, 2020 • 7:43:13am

550
retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 7:44:44am

re: #378 danarchy

Serpent mound in Ohio isn’t stone, but it is certainly a man made structure.

Cahokia. But I get what sagehen is saying.

551
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 31, 2020 • 7:45:01am

re: #547 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Shell hole
Eroded former trench line

Couple of pictures from Belleau Wood taken in 2016.

552
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 7:48:28am

re: #551 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

the point being that holes in the ground are easily detected by an excavation through the discrepancies in soil deposits…that is how they discovered the pre-Pueblo pit houses throughout the Southwest, for example.

553
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 7:48:49am

bullshit

554
calochortus  May 31, 2020 • 7:49:32am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi.

I’m sixty today. From my wife I got a 3kg tub of Nutella. From LGF I got 178,778 karma points, which I can redeem at the LGF store.

My eldest first cousin called a little bit ago to wish me well and to say “Fuck Trump.”

Happy Birthday, Anymouse! Don’t eat the Nutella all at once. ;)

555
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 7:50:29am
556
Patricia Kayden  May 31, 2020 • 7:50:49am

re: #498 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We are seeing a disturbing trend here, namely that

property rights > human rights and even human life.

Yep. And this is why I’m sick and tired of hearing about rioting. The focus should be on the outrageous fact that the three other murderers haven’t been arrested. They are just as guilty as Chauvin and need to be brought to justice.

557
NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 31, 2020 • 7:51:11am

re: #496 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I agree with the first two. Unfortunately, our populace is too armed and dangerous to send them out without some sort of weapons.

That is a separate issue to be addressed.

And the other issue is that of how District Attorneys and State Prosecutors approach charging police officers with crimes: in general, they are used to working with LEOs to obtain indictments, working against them can present a bit of a conflict of interest.

We need a separate mechanism to deal with that which removes or mitigates that problem.

Violent crime is way down. The police can keep their firearms in their patrol cars unless responding to a report of an armed suspect.

558
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 7:51:13am

re: #553 Backwoods_Sleuth

559
mmmirele  May 31, 2020 • 7:51:18am

re: #474 Teukka

Here’s a better view of what asshat was trying to do.

I showed this video to my brother and he remarked that the guy was taken down by white kids with skateboards, not two black men as he claimed.

560
Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 7:51:50am

re: #553 Backwoods_Sleuth

bullshit

[Embedded content]

It’s time for the internet to start identifying people in the videos.

561
Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 7:51:51am

re: #552 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the point being that holes in the ground are easily detected by an excavation through the discrepancies in soil deposits…that is how they discovered the pre-Pueblo pit houses throughout the Southwest, for example.

You can also try non-invasive methods, such as Soil resistivity and Ground-penetrating radar.

562
Patricia Kayden  May 31, 2020 • 7:53:26am

re: #440 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Be safe out there. It seems as if the other three cops aren’t going to be arrested so the protests are going to continue for some time.

563
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 7:55:04am
564
stpaulbear  May 31, 2020 • 7:55:46am
565
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 7:56:25am

re: #563 Backwoods_Sleuth

an actual cheesecake? You mean they have fake ones? /half

566
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 31, 2020 • 7:56:31am

re: #292 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel
re: #303 Belafon

And *spit*:

Both Quinones [the gunman] and Valderas were taken into custody. Quinones was charged with disorderly conduct and Valderas was charged with assault. They were both transported and booked into Lubbock County Detention Center.

A better headline would have been “Citizens capture armed terrorist.”

567
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 7:57:40am

re: #562 Patricia Kayden

Be safe out there. It seems as if the other three cops aren’t going to be arrested so the protests are going to continue for some time.

I don’t think that’s a foregone conclusion. I think it’s the most likely outcome, but earlier this week it sounded like the prosecutor was intending on filing some sort of charge against them.

568
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 8:01:22am

re: #557 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Violent crime is way down. The police can keep their firearms in their patrol cars unless responding to a report of an armed suspect.

There are still too many guns in America and armed people everywhere.

569
Citizen K  May 31, 2020 • 8:01:39am

re: #560 Belafon

It’s time for the internet to start identifying people in the videos.

People seem to already be on it.

It’s just going to be a matter of finding a way to get it past the megaphone blaring ‘IGNORE THE VERY NICE PEOPLE BEHIND THE CURTAIN, ANTIFA ARE THE ONLY ENEMY!’ from the administration and the usual suspects. It doesn’t have purchase now, but they have the benefit of a very biiiig megaphone and on-demand coverage and repetition.

570
mmmirele  May 31, 2020 • 8:01:42am

re: #561 Teukka

You can also try non-invasive methods, such as Soil resistivity and Ground-penetrating radar.

Ground penetrating radar and other techniques have been used in the Amazon basin to detect the presence of large pre-Columbian civilizations. The land had been seriously reshaped prior to the arrival of the Europeans. It wasn’t a pristine wilderness.

nationalgeographic.com

571
Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 8:04:58am

re: #569 Citizen K

People seem to already be on it.

It’s just going to be a matter of finding a way to get it past the megaphone blaring ‘IGNORE THE VERY NICE PEOPLE BEHIND THE CURTAIN, ANTIFA ARE THE ONLY ENEMY!’ from the administration and the usual suspects. It doesn’t have purchase now, but they have the benefit of a very biiiig megaphone and on-demand coverage and repetition.

Putting actual names to faces has been a pretty good way of getting people to see who it really is.

572
Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 8:05:18am

re: #559 mmmirele

Here’s a better view of what asshat was trying to do.

[Embedded content]

I showed this video to my brother and he remarked that the guy was taken down by white kids with skateboards, not two black men as he claimed.

Wish they would have kneeled on his neck until the cops came. Probably wouldn’t have been any longer than 8 minutes. Guy looks strapping enough, he can take it.

573
I Would Prefer Not To  May 31, 2020 • 8:09:25am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi.

I’m sixty today. From my wife I got a 3kg tub of Nutella. From LGF I got 178,778 karma points, which I can redeem at the LGF store.

My eldest first cousin called a little bit ago to wish me well and to say “Fuck Trump.”

Happy Birthday. Fuck Trump

574
Charmingly Persistent  May 31, 2020 • 8:14:20am

re: #445 steve_davis

well, that bald guy with the beard could be a failed hipster. He has the smell of a refurbished ebay typewriter and a well-characterized but maddeningly plotless first novel about him.

We’d need to see their tattoos.

575
Charmingly Persistent  May 31, 2020 • 8:15:22am

re: #448 Decatur Deb

Only way to tell is to tranq them all and check them for tattoos.

LOL! I just said that about the tatoos before I saw yours.

576
Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 8:15:55am

Well, this will be a proper Charlie Foxtrot:

577
stpaulbear  May 31, 2020 • 8:16:56am

re: #555 Backwoods_Sleuth

Joyce Beatty, an African-American congresswoman from Ohio, was briefly sprayed with “Mace or pepper spray” in downtown Columbus on Saturday

Good job, CNN.
/

578
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 8:17:11am
579
Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 8:21:42am

And in other news, first wildfire for the season in my county: sverigesradio.se

580
Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 8:22:14am
581
The Pie Overlord!  May 31, 2020 • 8:23:55am
582
Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 8:25:45am

re: #577 stpaulbear

Good job, CNN.
/

Is that like being briefly stabbed or shot?

583
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 8:26:22am

re: #582 Eventual Carrion

Is that like being briefly stabbed or shot?

It’s more like taking a single bullet as opposed to a whole clip.

/Wait a second…

584
Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 8:26:51am

re: #580 Belafon

[Embedded content]

And didn’t want to wear face masks because they couldn’t breath.

585
sagehen  May 31, 2020 • 8:26:52am

re: #488 Jay C

Nope: still wouldn’t play: so, much as I hate giving shitheads like Spencer the clicks, I saw it on Twitter. Shouldn’t have wasted my time: fuck off, Dick.

I have that problem whenever I try to play a twitter-embedded video in the thread.

But if I open a new window for just that one comment, it plays fine.

586
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 8:30:19am
587
Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2020 • 8:31:56am
588
sagehen  May 31, 2020 • 8:32:15am

re: #497 Jay C

And, unfortunately lost in the fatal aftermath, any details of just why it was George Floyd got nabbed. How many people (even retail workers) look at their currency? Was Floyd a suspected counterfeiter? Did he even know/suspect the bill was fake? What are the “normal” procedures when counterfeit currency is discovered (I’m guessing “fatal abuse” isn’t the standard - maybe)?
But of course, all that - STUPID as it certainly is, is all irrelevant now.

Checkout clerks examine my bills every time I use a 50, and half the time when I use a 20. They hold it up to the light, they draw a line across it with a high-lighter uses some special blacklight ink… Every time.

589
Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 8:37:59am

re: #585 sagehen

I have that problem whenever I try to play a twitter-embedded video in the thread.

But if I open a new window for just that one comment, it plays fine.

I’ve noticed this recently: not all Twitter embeds play - though some do.
I wonder if this is a Twitter thing (likely) or an LGF thing?

590
Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 8:39:49am

re: #589 Jay C

I’ve noticed the same thing recently.

591
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 8:41:18am

re: #590 Eclectic Cyborg

I find that if I click on the date it will take me to twitter where it starts to play.

592
Citizen K  May 31, 2020 • 8:42:22am

re: #589 Jay C

I’ve noticed this recently: not all Twitter embeds play - though some do.
I wonder if this is a Twitter thing (likely) or an LGF thing?

Pretty sure it’s a Twitter thing. I haven’t been able to play videos from Twitter Embeds in Discord for a while, and only occasionally on other websites with embeds too.

593
stpaulbear  May 31, 2020 • 8:46:58am

re: #589 Jay C

I’ve noticed this recently: not all Twitter embeds play - though some do.
I wonder if this is a Twitter thing (likely) or an LGF thing?

I’ve had it happen at some other blogs too. I just open the tweet and the video autoplays. The odd problem is that it takes about 10-15 seconds for the audio and volume control to kick in. Annoying as heck.

594
I Would Prefer Not To  May 31, 2020 • 8:50:22am

Looks like my Covid Test came back positive for the antibodies. They make this as hard to understand as possible. Glad I had it rather than being totally insane.

According to the rules at LGF I have earned the right to say “Fuck Trump” whenever I feel like it. It’s like having a superpower.

FINAL RESULT

Specimen Received: 05/30/2020 07:48:00

Requesting Physician:Lubliner, Eric Ordering Physician: Lubliner, Eric
COVID-19 - Blood IgG Antibody
NAME VALUE REFERENCE RANGE LAB
F SARS CoV 2 AB IGG Positive A Negative TBR

595
Teddy's Person  May 31, 2020 • 8:50:28am

Staff can’t appease the toddler today.

596
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 8:50:32am

re: #559 mmmirele

Here’s a better view of what asshat was trying to do.

[Embedded content]

I showed this video to my brother and he remarked that the guy was taken down by white kids with skateboards, not two black men as he claimed.

597
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 8:53:01am
598
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 8:54:10am
599
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 31, 2020 • 8:55:03am

re: #566 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

A better headline would have been “Citizens capture armed terrorist.”

Ditto for the Nimrod/MAGAt in #474 and #559.
Considering that he was out-numbered infinity to one, and had an ineffective (though potentially lethal) weapon, it speaks well of the protestors that they didn’t literally tear him to pieces after he presented an imminent threat by actually drawing his bow. They didn’t have the same regard for his car, which will no doubt enrage MAGAt viewers who reflexively value property above human life.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 8:55:09am

re: #597 Backwoods_Sleuth

So that’s the line he’s taking. He does realize that the National Guard was called in at the behest of said Democrat Mayor, right?

601
Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 8:55:36am

re: #595 Teddy’s Person

Staff can’t appease the toddler today.

[Embedded content]

And still no Tweets yet but you know they’re coming…

602
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 8:55:48am

totally Keystone Cops

603
Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 8:56:21am

re: #600 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So that’s the line he’s taking. He does realize that the National Guard was called in at the behest of said Democrat Mayor, right?

Nope. He thinks the Guard showed up because HE ordered them there.

604
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 8:56:29am

re: #600 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So that’s the line he’s taking. He does realize that the National Guard was called in at the behest of said Democrat Mayor, right?

and the governor made the call

605
Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 8:57:12am

re: #596 Backwoods_Sleuth

606
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 8:58:05am

re: #604 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the governor made the call

But of course, the “Do-Nothing Democrats” didn’t do anything. Besides, you know, calling in the soldiers who actually quelled the insurrection. And formulated the plan in conjunction with the police.

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Teddy's Person  May 31, 2020 • 9:02:07am

I’m going to expand my morning Fuck Trump to Fuck White Supremacists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:03:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:04:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:08:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:10:59am
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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 9:11:41am

re: #610 Backwoods_Sleuth

Here’s where white people are using the racism in the police: they target the police, but know that the cops are seeing everything in terms of black people targeting them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:12:18am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 9:12:59am

re: #613 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, you know, if you’re able to hear a dog whistle, you’re likely pretty tone deaf.

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retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 9:13:22am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:13:44am

this mf

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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 9:14:45am

re: #593 stpaulbear

I’ve had it happen at some other blogs too. I just open the tweet and the video autoplays. The odd problem is that it takes about 10-15 seconds for the audio and volume control to kick in. Annoying as heck.

Does that to me too. Have to rewind back to the beginning once I finally get a chance to turn the speaker on to hear how it started.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:15:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:16:36am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 9:17:57am

re: #618 Backwoods_Sleuth

This won’t work with a man INCAPABLE of showing compassion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:18:14am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 9:18:55am
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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 9:21:18am

re: #613 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“No, I don’t think there’s systemic racism”. Then you are too fucking stupid to be in the position you are in, resign.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 31, 2020 • 9:21:40am

re: #533 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

He was hoping to wake up to Democratic cities still on fire, and now he has to sit on his golden throne and think about what to be outraged about.

Brad, et al, are working night and day to come up with something better than DEMOCRAT MAYOR/GOVERNOR FAULT.

Perhaps Brad, et al, realize that inflaming violence isn’t a winning strategy outside of the already small base.

Or, perhaps, someone put trump down for a nap with his blankie and his binkey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:22:43am
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The Pie Overlord!  May 31, 2020 • 9:23:04am

ratfucking asshole:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:25:17am
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retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 9:25:28am

re: #626 The Pie Overlord!

If someone will hold that little POS down for me, I’ll slap him silly.

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DodgerFan1988  May 31, 2020 • 9:25:36am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 9:26:13am

re: #622 Eclectic Cyborg

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So let me get this straight: You, as mayor of Minneapolis, would have immediately requested the Governor to call out the National Guard to respond to a day of peaceful protests, at which no violence had been shown, based on… what exactly? Or let’s just call this like it is: You’re using the advantage of hindsight to try to instill doubt in our elected leadership and promote yourself as a superior leader, despite doing JACK FUCKING SHIT to help.

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Teddy's Person  May 31, 2020 • 9:26:24am
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retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 9:27:01am

This former intelligence official was a hero. He’s now the target of a brutal campaign by MBS. WaPo. By David Ignatius, not a favorite of mine, but this is good. And were is the DT administration? Kissing MBS, of course.

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Teddy's Person  May 31, 2020 • 9:27:03am

re: #628 retired cynic

If someone will hold that little POS down for me, I’ll slap him silly.

The line starts behind retired cynic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:27:07am
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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 9:27:38am

re: #626 The Pie Overlord!

ratfucking asshole:

[Embedded content]

I think Dsvid has me blocked, so I couldn’t reply. But the fact that he thinks a president should be a savior is telling.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 31, 2020 • 9:28:34am

re: #383 austin_blue

This country is blowing itself to pieces like a Fourth of July firework.

There is no leadership from Washington. There is no voice of reason from the White House. It seems to be that the worst racists, fascists, and anarchists in our country are burning our society down.

They are a small minority, but they are are having a devastating affect. Because most of us are just like “What the fuck?” Most of us, really, are sheep. We won’t get out of our homes, and say “Stop this shit! It needs to end!”

…..

Small minority? It looks as though over 40% are fine with Trump — which means that the racists are in charge to destroy our country. They may not be joining mobs to literally burn places down — but they are all in favor of destroying our institutions and crowning a dictator-for-life at the head of our government.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 31, 2020 • 9:28:53am

JFC

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Hecuba's daughter  May 31, 2020 • 9:29:54am

re: #393 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi.

I’m sixty today. From my wife I got a 3kg tub of Nutella. From LGF I got 178,778 karma points, which I can redeem at the LGF store.

My eldest first cousin called a little bit ago to wish me well and to say “Fuck Trump.”

A very Happy Birthday!! And glad to see that you do have family members who share our view of the Orange Man.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:30:18am

re: #637 The Pie Overlord!

as if there’s an actual organization called ANTIFA

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 9:31:37am

re: #637 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 9:31:41am

re: #639 Backwoods_Sleuth

as if there’s an actual organization called ANTIFA

There are (were) websites that invoke it as a name.

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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 9:32:05am

re: #633 Teddy’s Person

The line starts behind retired cynic.

Airplane! Slap

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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 9:33:00am

re: #634 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

They just got their comm connection problem solved it looks like.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:33:37am
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jaunte  May 31, 2020 • 9:34:10am
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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 9:35:09am

re: #637 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

[Embedded content]

What else would a fascist label an anti-fascist organization

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PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 9:36:01am

re: #644 Backwoods_Sleuth

Moss is closer to the truth than DT.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 9:36:52am

re: #645 jaunte

[Embedded content]

“fuckmuppetry”

I have a new word.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 31, 2020 • 9:37:12am

re: #641 Decatur Deb

There are (were) websites that invoke it as a name.

I have seen a bunch of “parody” Twitter accounts (actually white supremacists) call themselves “Official Antifa of [Someplace]”

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 9:37:46am

re: #648 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

“fuckmuppetry”

I have a new word.

I see some of Skred in there—my Spirit Muppet.

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retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 9:37:52am

Read in WaPo this morning, and I’m not sure how to take it. First thought before reading was suspicion. After reading, there does appear to be some data. Some of us may be better able to read for comprehension (smile) than I am.

Opinion: The case for reopening schools this fall

by Daniel T Halperin: Daniel T. Halperin is an epidemiologist and adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. He co-authored “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.”

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jaunte  May 31, 2020 • 9:39:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:40:20am

take a fucking seat and STFU already

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PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 9:40:55am

To be honest with all of this violence I am afraid to go to work later this week.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2020 • 9:40:59am

re: #653 Backwoods_Sleuth

take a fucking seat and STFU already

[Embedded content]

Mr. Tangerine Wankmaggot, shit like this is why a reporter was arrested live on-air two nights ago. This is not acceptable.

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Teddy's Person  May 31, 2020 • 9:43:40am

re: #653 Backwoods_Sleuth

take a fucking seat and STFU already

[Embedded content]

Stephen Miller is gleefully whispering in Trump’s ear this morning, fanning the flames.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 31, 2020 • 9:44:41am

re: #597 Backwoods_Sleuth

The National Guard has been released in Minneapolis…

Released. Like a pack of dogs.

658
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 9:44:59am

re: #656 Teddy’s Person

I have no doubt about that. He had been doing it for a while.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 9:46:47am

re: #654 PhillyPretzel

To be honest with all of this violence I am afraid to go to work later this week.

Should be burned out by then, or the hot areas will be locked down.

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PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 9:48:06am

re: #659 Decatur Deb

True. And probably by then we will see a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

661
BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 9:50:44am

I’m really getting into this and will be spending the day on it:
WEB LITERACY FOR STUDENT FACT CHECKERS
by Michael A. Caulfield

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 9:51:20am

re: #660 PhillyPretzel

True. And probably by then we will see a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

By then Famine will check in. War, Pestilence, and Plague made the bus, Famine was screwing around in the john.

663
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 9:53:36am

Julia has a terrible hot take

664
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 31, 2020 • 9:55:28am

re: #651 retired cynic

Read in WaPo this morning, and I’m not sure how to take it. First thought before reading was suspicion. After reading, there does appear to be some data. Some of us may be better able to read for comprehension (smile) than I am.

Opinion: The case for reopening schools this fall

by Daniel T Halperin: Daniel T. Halperin is an epidemiologist and adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. He co-authored “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.”

They opened schools in France and closed them down a week later due to escalated COVID19 cases.

Then Montreal tried it. Same result, one week later they closed back up again.

665
Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 9:56:11am

re: #649 The Pie Overlord!

I have seen a bunch of “parody” Twitter accounts (actually white supremacists) call themselves “Official Antifa of [Someplace]”

Haven’t seen those. Used to watch one cynically discussing which LW/Dem street actions to jack up.

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Teddy's Person  May 31, 2020 • 9:58:53am

Not sure when the photo was taken (I think in the past week). Trump’s makeup is getting increasingly sloppy. He probably rocks in the makeup chair the way he rocks and wobbles when trying to stand still.

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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 9:59:07am

re: #655 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mr. Tangerine Wankmaggot, shit like this is why a reporter was arrested live on-air two nights ago. This is not acceptable.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 10:01:49am

re: #666 Teddy’s Person

Not sure when the photo was taken (I think in the past week). Trump’s makeup is getting increasingly sloppy. He probably rocks in the makeup chair the way he rocks and wobbles when trying to stand still.

Yeah, that’s looking seriously uneven. Really splotchy.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 10:03:18am

Hatches are open between Dragon and the ISS.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 10:03:25am

re: #663 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fellow white people, just because you don’t understand or haven’t seen it or experienced it personally, doesn’t mean it isn’t real. After 2016, everyone raced to read “Hillbilly Elegy” to understand disgruntled white people who voted for Trump. Are you doing the same now?

I grew up in the industrial Midwest at a time when working white people never had it better. Those people were racist long before they experienced political alienation or economic insecurity…

671
retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 10:04:02am

re: #668 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, that’s looking seriously uneven. Really splotchy.

Wonder if he shaves himself? Remembering my late husband, as it got harder for him, missing spots. Took a barber to do his nasal and ear hair. And his teeth got less well done, too. Leading me to think, in re. DT: ewww

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Citizen K  May 31, 2020 • 10:04:44am
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BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 10:05:58am

re: #663 Backwoods_Sleuth

Julia has a terrible hot take

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Wait, wut? Is Julia asking us to consider the grievance of black folks just as we did Hillbilly Elegy, as if to take them on equivalent terms, or at least consider both with a relatively equivalent open frame of mind?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2020 • 10:06:02am

re: #671 retired cynic

Wonder if he shaves himself? Remembering my late husband, as it got harder for him, missing spots. Took a barber to do his nasal and ear hair. And his teeth got less well done, too. Leading me to think, in re. DT: ewww

He won’t let people spell-check his tweets, nor is he going to trust anyone to do his hair & makeup.

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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2020 • 10:07:41am

re: #670 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Those people were racist long before they experienced political alienation or economic insecurity…

Yes, the teaching starts early for many.

676
jaunte  May 31, 2020 • 10:07:55am
677
Dr Lizardo  May 31, 2020 • 10:08:15am

re: #671 retired cynic

Wonder if he shaves himself? Remembering my late husband, as it got harder for him, missing spots. Took a barber to do his nasal and ear hair. And his teeth got less well done, too. Leading me to think, in re. DT: ewww

Trump strikes me as the type who’d use an electric razor, like a Norelco or something. Don’t know why I think that, though.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 31, 2020 • 10:08:22am
679
jaunte  May 31, 2020 • 10:08:34am
680
retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 10:08:40am

re: #675 Eventual Carrion

Yes, the teaching starts early for many.

“You’ve got to be taught, to be afraid…” SUCH a good song!

681
retired cynic  May 31, 2020 • 10:10:28am

re: #678 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Susan Hennessey

@Susan_Hennessey
We know that all forms of increased contact lead to more transmission. But Trump and his media supporters will attempt to point to these protests specifically (as opposed to protests against quarantine, premature reopenings, & inept administration) as the cause of coming spikes.

She is SO right.

682
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 31, 2020 • 10:11:11am

re: #681 retired cynic

She is SO right.

Yup. All of us have been saying the same thing for days now.

683
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 10:11:17am

re: #680 retired cynic

“You have got to be taught … ” Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein has to fight to keep that song in the musical.

684
Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:11:22am

Just saw a commercial for that company that makes the copper woven products that supposedly help your muscles is now selling face masks with copper.

685
Citizen K  May 31, 2020 • 10:12:28am
686
PhillyPretzel  May 31, 2020 • 10:13:19am

re: #684 Belafon

Copper does kill germs. As a matter of fact I think it was RWC who mentioned that copper does kill COVID-19 but it takes a while. Most germs are killed within 5 to 10 minutes.

687
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 31, 2020 • 10:13:43am

I wonder how much screaming Putin is doing about Crew Dragon. He not only lost the P.R. advantage of ferrying U.S. astronauts to the ISS, but those sweet U.S. dollars as well. Add to that the loss of money from other countries as Crew Dragon can carry 7 people at a time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 10:15:54am

re: #679 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I just realized that ANTIFA = Anti-FatAss

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2020 • 10:16:09am

re: #684 Belafon

Just saw a commercial for that company that makes the copper woven products that supposedly help your muscles is now selling face masks with copper.

Have to put some copper in my asafoetida bag.
letterpile.com

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BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 10:17:53am

re: #688 Backwoods_Sleuth

I just realized that ANTIFA = Anti-FatAss

This changes everything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 10:21:51am
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The Pie Overlord!  May 31, 2020 • 10:22:54am

re: #666 Teddy’s Person

Not sure when the photo was taken (I think in the past week). Trump’s makeup is getting increasingly sloppy. He probably rocks in the makeup chair the way he rocks and wobbles when trying to stand still.

[Embedded content]

He applies his own makeup and styles his own hair, just because he doesn’t want anyone else to see his bald spots and his bad skin.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2020 • 10:23:00am

entering the space station now

694
Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2020 • 10:31:47am

re: #679 jaunte

Bingo.

He’s giving law enforcement the green light to detain (or worse) liberals or progressives of any color.

695
Charles Johnson  May 31, 2020 • 10:39:43am
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unproven innocence  May 31, 2020 • 11:48:59am

re: #502 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The transcript of the 911 call is out there. It sounds like the retail worker suspected him of passing fakes - I don’t think they even verified whether it/they were fake, just a suspicion. Let me look it up.

See my #13. About 1 min into the video, some info about the “forgery” issue is presented.


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