Rhiannon Giddens: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

May 28, 2020 | Bob Boilen — “We’re not doing my original songs,” Rhiannon Giddens says, before she and her partner, Francesco Turrisi, launch into an old spiritual, “‘cause with these kinds of emotions, the old songs say it best.”

Though acknowledging their good fortune — a place to live, a bit of savings, their children being safe — Rhiannon Giddens also pauses to tell us how the pandemic has altered their entire way of life. They canceled their tour of Japan and returned home to Ireland; Rhiannon lives in Limerick while Francesco lives a few hours away in Dublin where they recorded this Tiny Desk (home) concert. They’re finding comfort in being together, making music together, thinking of their families in both Italy and the United States, and hoping to comfort us all with some down-home tunes. And with banjos, fiddles, a bodhrán, and that stunning voice, it sure worked for me!

SET LIST
“Black As Crow”
“Spiritual”
“Carolina Gals”
“Last Chance”

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394 comments

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austin_blue  May 31, 2020 • 8:52:56pm

Fuck Trump!

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austin_blue  May 31, 2020 • 8:55:06pm

Also, she’s just a brilliant musician.

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BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 8:56:28pm

re: #1 austin_blue

DAMN YOU!

So I did the Facebook challenge where you post 10 albums 10 days that made an impact on your musical taste. Today I posted Rage Against the Machine’s album where a monk has self immolated. Facebook put a cover over it.

Too on the nose Zuck.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 8:58:55pm
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(((Archangel1)))  May 31, 2020 • 8:59:12pm

re: #1 austin_blue

Fuck Trump!

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(((Archangel1)))  May 31, 2020 • 8:59:28pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 31, 2020 • 9:01:02pm
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jaunte  May 31, 2020 • 9:03:19pm
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Ace Rothstein  May 31, 2020 • 9:04:02pm

TUCK FRUMP!

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Teukka  May 31, 2020 • 9:04:57pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2020 • 9:07:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 9:08:42pm

The answer to your question is “conservatives.”

Conservatives are the people throughout the nation’s history who burn churches.

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Charles Johnson  May 31, 2020 • 9:11:03pm

Somebody is filling bogus policy violation reports with Google Adsense to harass me. I just got a notice that the post with Fantastic Negrito’s video has been suspended from serving ads because of “dangerous or derogatory content,” which is complete bullshit. And of course, there’s no way to contact them to report the harassment.

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(((Archangel1)))  May 31, 2020 • 9:11:26pm

Powerful new ad by the Lincoln Project

Flag of Treason

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Dread Pirate  May 31, 2020 • 9:11:41pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 31, 2020 • 9:19:54pm

The White House could be dark for a more disturbing reason:

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BlueSpotinAL  May 31, 2020 • 9:24:01pm

A bit of rioting/property damage/criming (reporter got mugged and robbed), and attempted taking down a confederate monument here in Birmingham. In response, a tweet from one of our residents

12rpHqsQXm3JwRDETC+ne4yH3QyYJcujoY4+4my4MCcAQXcszyr2tw==

that you should read. Read the whole thread!

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BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 9:24:27pm

re: #10 Teukka

Carlos Maza is solid, plus he’s funny.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 9:24:56pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Somebody is filling bogus policy violation reports with Google Adsense to harass me. I just got a notice that the post with Fantastic Negrito’s video has been suspended from serving ads because of “dangerous or derogatory content,” which is complete bullshit. And of course, there’s no way to contact them to report the harassment.

Will this help, or am I just telling you things you already know, Mr. Johnson?

Need help from an expert? (Help for Google AdSense)

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BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 9:25:51pm

re: #11 goddamnedfrank

Alameda Sheriff got the tiger by the tail. We’re all safe, no worries now.

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Jay C  May 31, 2020 • 9:27:33pm

re: #20 BigPapa

Alameda Sheriff got the tiger by the tail. We’re all safe, no worries now.

Until he has to let go…..

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Dread Pirate  May 31, 2020 • 9:27:57pm
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jaunte  May 31, 2020 • 9:30:15pm

re: #16 Sherlock Hound

Hiding behind snipers with the lights out doesn’t make him look any better.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 31, 2020 • 9:31:30pm
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austin_blue  May 31, 2020 • 9:33:21pm

We saw the Drops at The Parish not long after the release of “Genuine Negro Jig” in 2010.

They were breathtaking. Passing instruments around, the old claw-hammer style of banjo playing, the mix of African and Scots-Irish musical traditions- we were enchanted.

Thanks, Charles, for putting her up tonight.

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jaunte  May 31, 2020 • 9:34:30pm
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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 9:40:38pm

Someone put up on Nextdoor here that they had a friend in washington that told them that antifa terrorist groups were placing pallets of bricks around the area to be used to riot.

Later, someone from the police department put up that there were no pallets of bricks.

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Sherlock Hound  May 31, 2020 • 9:45:01pm

re: #17 BlueSpotinAL

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austin_blue  May 31, 2020 • 9:47:14pm

I’m for the rack.

Night all. What a fucking day.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 9:52:21pm

Pacific Tropical Storm Amanda has now been downgraded to remnants. Those remnants are now in northern Guatemala, moving toward the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center indicates a 50% chance of redevelopment into a tropical depression in two days.

nhc.noaa.gov

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 31, 2020 • 9:58:52pm

Since I saw a picture of a looter with a couple of packages of TP (or paper towels), and actually before, I have been wondering how much of the looting is happening because 40 million people are unemployed, and don’t know whether they’ll ever get their jobs back. There’s always looting along with this kind of unrest, but this is more than usual.

On a totally different matter, Sagehen, are you still here?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 9:59:08pm

re: #27 Belafon

Someone put up on Nextdoor here that they had a friend in washington that told them that antifa terrorist groups were placing pallets of bricks around the area to be used to riot.

Later, someone from the police department put up that there were no pallets of bricks.

Everything I’ve seen on social media alleged to be staged bricks seem more like construction projects in process. Such as this one:

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:02:06pm
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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:04:42pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The first night they were placed in Dallas, they were nowhere near construction. It almost seems like they added the cones to make it look more legitimate.

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ozharas  May 31, 2020 • 10:05:13pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 31, 2020 • 10:05:56pm

re: #33 Belafon

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I’m really thinking of donating to their cause. Am I insane?

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:06:32pm

re: #35 ozharas

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I suspect the cop, and definitely the police union chief for Minneapolis, did not like the first image.

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:07:29pm

re: #36 I Would Prefer Not To

I’m really thinking of donating to their cause. Am I insane?

I think that war makes for allies that you wouldn’t have as friends, and that’s not a bad thing.

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2020 • 10:13:44pm

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:13:47pm

re: #33 Belafon

Still such naive fools, though:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 10:14:06pm

re: #34 Belafon

The first night they were placed in Dallas, they were nowhere near construction. It almost seems like they added the cones to make it look more legitimate.

See that’s the thing about this.

The conspiracy theory alleges that in many different cities, loads of bricks were brought in and staged for violence.

Such a vast conspiracy to truck in bricks to multiple scores of cities would take many many people. The more people you add to a conspiracy to do anything, the harder it is to keep secret.

This video is the only one I can find about bricks and Dallas, repeated over and over again by multiple Twitter accounts.

And this, from Fayetteville, NC:

I would personally prefer to leave the conspiracy theorising to wingnuts. There is no evidence of a secret cabal bringing pallets of bricks into scores of cities. The second evidence comes forth (other than video pictures of bricks) then I’ll be more likely to be convinced.

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:18:47pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

See that’s the thing about this.

The conspiracy theory alleges that in many different cities, loads of bricks were brought in and staged for violence.

Such a vast conspiracy to truck in bricks to multiple scores of cities would take many many people. The more people you add to a conspiracy to do anything, the harder it is to keep secret.

This video is the only one I can find about bricks and Dallas, repeated over and over again by multiple Twitter accounts.

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I would personally prefer to leave the conspiracy theorising to wingnuts. There is no evidence of a secret cabal bringing pallets of bricks into scores of cities. The second evidence comes forth (other than video pictures of bricks) then I’ll be more likely to be convinced.

I know, but have we seen the bricks anywhere else? The two nights of it were both in Dallas from what I’ve seen.

And you know who would have the organization to take advantage of something like this? The GOP.

And that’s as long as I’m going to wear the tinfoil.

Edit: ok, you proved me wrong. I’m still going to be suspicious.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 10:23:01pm

re: #42 Belafon

I know, but have we seen the bricks anywhere else? The two nights of it were both in Dallas from what I’ve seen.

And you know who would have the organization to take advantage of something like this? The GOP.

And that’s as long as I’m going to wear the tinfoil.

There is a pile of bricks on the main street of my village right now, with two traffic cones next to them.

I could go out and take video of it and say “who’s staging these bricks? Could it be Satan the GOP/anarchists/wingnuts/somebody wanting to start violence in a town of 124?”

The reason the bricks are there are for replacement after the city sewage line in the area is repaired.

If I posted that as a video, others would have no way of knowing what those bricks are for, particularly since my town has no Website to check for things like contracts (you can only request paper copies from the village clerk in person or by mail).

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Jack Burton  May 31, 2020 • 10:23:34pm

re: #40 Belafon

Still such naive fools, though:

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Again with the income inequality…

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gwangung  May 31, 2020 • 10:24:11pm

Wow.

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Jack Burton  May 31, 2020 • 10:27:44pm

re: #45 gwangung

I hope other teams follow, though if this actually makes it into the NFL after Kaepernick I’ll faint.

I’m completely out of the loop on most pro sportsball now. Who the hell are the Washington Wizards and how long have they been a thing?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 10:30:20pm

re: #42 Belafon

I know, but have we seen the bricks anywhere else? The two nights of it were both in Dallas from what I’ve seen.

This one is actually tearing down a construction fence. This video is also repeated multiple times across Twitter.

There are lots of people claiming bricks in multiple cities.

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:30:50pm

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You are correct, and I added a small edit.

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TedStriker  May 31, 2020 • 10:34:53pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 10:36:17pm

re: #48 Belafon

You are correct, and I added a small edit.

We’re good.

Meanwhile in Omaha:

Omaha police use tear gas, make arrests as protesters stay in Old Market after curfew

The first was a peaceful but often emotional rally in the early evening in North Omaha, in which the presence of police was barely noticeable. It ended well before Omaha’s curfew started. More than 1,000 people, young and old, came together in the heart of Omaha’s black community to call for change.

The second, in the Old Market, involved a much younger crowd and seemed to be focused on defying the 8 p.m. curfew. An overwhelming show of force by local law enforcement, the Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska National Guard largely brought it to an end after a couple of hours of pushing people back, using tear gas and other tactics.

(more)

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:36:29pm

It does speak of a fear on the part of those protesting that it would be easy to get people to become violent. We do actually have evidence of people attempting to incite it in a crowd but without much success. The problem is definitely that some have hijacked it for their own agenda.

I was trying to figure out how to make this in a joking fashion, but I thought some city ought to announce that no white people will be allowed outside to protest unless they are accompanying a black person.

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sagehen  May 31, 2020 • 10:38:36pm

re: #31 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Since I saw a picture of a looter with a couple of packages of TP (or paper towels), and actually before, I have been wondering how much of the looting is happening because 40 million people are unemployed, and don’t know whether they’ll ever get their jobs back. There’s always looting along with this kind of unrest, but this is more than usual.

On a totally different matter, Sagehen, are you still here?

yeah, here.

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gwangung  May 31, 2020 • 10:39:25pm

re: #46 Jack Burton

I hope other teams follow, though if this actually makes it into the NFL after Kaepernick I’ll faint.

I’m completely out of the loop on most pro sportsball now. Who the hell are the Washington Wizards and how long have they been a thing?

They’re the old Washington Bullets, I think; Michael Jordan used to be a part owner, I think…

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teleskiguy  May 31, 2020 • 10:40:14pm
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teleskiguy  May 31, 2020 • 10:40:32pm
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teleskiguy  May 31, 2020 • 10:42:18pm

Smug asshole is smug.

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Jack Burton  May 31, 2020 • 10:50:22pm

re: #53 gwangung

They’re the old Washington Bullets, I think; Michael Jordan used to be a part owner, I think…

Weird… a under that name from 97 on? Seriously never heard of them even by accident. I think even if I was intentionally avoiding knowing anything about the NBA, I’d still know about them.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 10:50:46pm

re: #56 teleskiguy

Smug asshole is smug.

Ted Cruz is also a lying asshole, because that’s not what Webster’s actually says. He clipped off part of the second definition so he could get his “violent overthrow” statement.

merriam-webster.com

1 : a person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power
2 : a person who believes in, advocates, or promotes anarchism or anarchy especially : one who uses violent means to overthrow the established order

I would question the especially part, but that’s the part clipped off by the Senator from Alberta.

Lying for Jesus.

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Belafon  May 31, 2020 • 10:51:58pm

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I wrote this before seeing your reply:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 10:52:59pm

re: #59 Belafon

I wrote this before seeing your reply:

LOL

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ozharas  May 31, 2020 • 10:53:48pm

From New Zealand.

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BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 10:53:52pm

Slayer Retires

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 11:09:43pm

Meanwhile in the schizoid GOP:

It’s probably too much to hope for that Republicans will continue shooting themselves in the foot on absentee balloting all the way through the general election. Sure, Donald Trump can shout lunatic shit on Twitter about FRAUD and CHEATING and DEMS STEALING ELECTIONS via mail-in ballots. But will his lemming followers jump off the low turnout cliff with him?

So far the answer appears to be yes. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Republicans made up just 29 percent of mail-in ballot requests for next week’s primary, despite constituting 38 of registered voters in Pennsylvania. In this crucial swing state, which just adopted “no excuse” (i.e., no explanation needed) mail-in balloting, there were approximately 524,000 GOP requests, compared to 1.3 million for Democrats.

Indeed, some of those 524,000 voters may choose to go to the polls anyway during a pandemic, in deference to the Dear Leader. Lee Snover, chairwoman of the Northampton County GOP, reports that “more than one person” has told her that “Trump doesn’t want us mailing in, [so] I’m not mailing it in.”

Go with God, kids!

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Republicans Rip Up Mail-In Ballots In Really Dumb Act Of Devotion To Trump (Wonkette)

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2020 • 11:12:28pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 31, 2020 • 11:18:47pm
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sagehen  May 31, 2020 • 11:19:49pm

re: #62 BigPapa

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This is what happens in a world without David Bowie.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 31, 2020 • 11:40:24pm

re: #52 sagehen

yeah, here.

Okay, so I had to do some online errands, but I’m back for a moment. I knew there was a jacaranda in my neighborhood — I was looking for something in bloom and missed it. So now that it’s starting, I have pictures. Here’s one, then I’m going to bed. More tomorrow.

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2020 • 11:49:07pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 31, 2020 • 11:49:54pm

Fast-Track Permits Stay Blocked for Keystone XL, Other Pipes (Bloomberg Law)

The Ninth Circuit delivered a major blow to the energy industry Thursday, refusing to freeze a lower court’s decision to block a streamlined permit for Keystone XL and other pipelines.

The Trump administration and energy industry players lost their bid to sideline the ruling, which bars the Army Corps of Engineers from using a fast-track water permitting approach for new oil and gas lines.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the government and energy companies “have not demonstrated a sufficient likelihood of success on the merits and probability of irreparable harm to warrant a stay pending appeal.”

Barring any Ninth Circuit reconsideration or a successful petition to the Supreme Court, the decision means the streamlined permitting process will remain off-limits for new pipelines while the parties file briefs and argue the broader appeal to the Ninth Circuit—a process that takes months.

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teleskiguy  May 31, 2020 • 11:52:56pm
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BigPapa  May 31, 2020 • 11:55:39pm

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:05:42am

Off to watch Deep Space 9. Catch y’all later.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:25:22am

The Fuck????

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teleskiguy  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:29:17am

As cities burned night after night and images of violence dominated television coverage, Trump’s advisers discussed the prospect of an Oval Office address in an attempt to ease tensions. The notion was quickly scrapped for lack of policy proposals and the president’s own seeming disinterest in delivering a message of unity.

The worst possible man to be in his position at the worst possible time.

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teleskiguy  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:30:15am

re: #73 Dave In Austin

Dude, put that behind a curtain and append a content warning.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:37:35am

re: #74 teleskiguy

The Secret Service rushed President Trump into a White House bunker Friday night as protesters gathered outside, some throwing rocks and rattling barricades. A Republican close to the White House confirmed the incident, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Just holding out and waiting for Steiner to mass his forces for a counter-attack…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:44:47am

re: #74 teleskiguy

The notion was quickly scrapped for lack of policy proposals and the president’s own seeming disinterest in inability to deliver anything but a message of disunity.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:49:46am

I’m never going to listen to “Go All The Way” ever again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:51:42am

re: #78 DodgerFan1988

Can anyone explain to me why Derek Chauvin has an IMDb
page??? These are usually for actors

He is going to be the subject of a film or a Netflix series within the next two years…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:54:26am

Wonkette non-commentators are suggesting to Rebecca Shoenkopf that money from the Slush Fund be sent to the reporter who was shot in the eye and blinded by the police.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:55:53am

re: #79 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is going to be the subject of a film or a Netflix series within the next two years…

He’s already the subject of a nine-minute documentary on police brutality.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:56:16am

Can true justice exist inside a rigid moral structure?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:58:20am

re: #78 DodgerFan1988

Wholly crap, the derp in that thread (referring to “crisis actors”):

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 12:59:46am

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Wholly crap, the derp in that thread (referring to “crisis actors”):

“outside agitators”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:01:54am

re: #82 Dread Pirate

Can true justice exist inside a rigid moral structure?

Religious people of many faiths will tell you “yes” (citing the Bible, the Qur’an, &c). They will insist there is an objective morality which all people can learn or discern.

Take the Ten Commandment’s stricture “Thou shalt not steal.” Seems pretty cut and dried. Theft is objectively wrong.

Even without a Bible, a non-religious person could make the argument that theft is objectively wrong.

A counter-example might be someone who comes across the plans of a terrorist to blow up an elementary school. Those plans do not belong to that person. Taking those plans to the police would be theft, but would save the lives of many people. Is that objectively wrong?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:13:10am

Another actor at IMDB

Barack Obama

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:13:53am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Take the Ten Commandment’s stricture “Thou shalt not steal.” Seems pretty cut and dried. Theft is objectively wrong.

That brings up the entire question of property and property rights. Not at all a clear-cut or objective matter.

It was simple for a nomadic tribe; everybody knew who those sheep or that tent or that knife belonged to…but things started getting complex when we started owning land and creating currencies.

And those who would insist that “property is theft”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:15:38am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Another actor at IMDB

Barack Obama

Donald Trump

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Dread Pirate  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:18:10am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

But if those terrorists are Contra’s fighting against the communist government it might be OK. Reagan thought so. Think of the nuns murdered by American trained death squads. I, being a true pirate at heart, have a very flexible set of moral standards, I hope I trend towards good overall but I am not against doing bad if needed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:18:27am

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Donald Trump

Ronald Reagan

John F Kennedy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:21:06am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That brings up the entire question of property and property rights. Not at all a clear-cut or objective matter.

It was simple for a nomadic tribe; everybody knew who those sheep or that tent or that knife belonged to…but things started getting complex when we started owning land and creating currencies.

And those who would insist that “property is theft”.

Alter it slightly. The terrorists’ plans are in a car with the keys in it, and the quickest way to steal the plans to take to the police is to steal the car (the modern version of a nomad’s camel).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:35:10am

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Alter it slightly. The terrorists’ plans are in a car with the keys in it, and the quickest way to steal the plans to take to the police is to steal the car (the modern version of a nomad’s camel).

“Thou shalt not kill”

How much time and energy have we devoted to interpreting that one?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:37:40am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Thou shalt not kill”

How much time and energy have we devoted to interpreting that one?

That’s part of what apologetics is for.

Recently apologists reinterpret that to “thou shalt not murder.” That is not what the KJV in Ancient Modern English that Jesus spoke says though.

Then you get into the weeds on what murder is, since murder is defined as unlawful killing. So warfare is not murder, self-defence or defence of another is not murder, &c.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:38:45am

Even smaller cities have problems with “outside agitators.”

Digging Deeper: Of 29 Friday arrests, 2 from outside Indiana (WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne, Ind.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:44:24am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s part of what apologetics is for.

Recently apologists reinterpret that to “thou shalt not murder.” That is not what the KJV in Ancient Modern English that Jesus spoke says though.

Then you get into the weeds on what murder is, since murder is defined as unlawful killing. So warfare is not murder, self-defence or defence of another is not murder, &c.

There are those who would argue that war is simply state-sanctioned murder.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 1:59:32am

re: #74 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

The worst possible man to be in his position at the worst possible time.

What, Javanka aren’t there to moderate his behavior?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:06:27am

Wyoming data (May 31 8:43 AM MDT):
health.wyo.gov

Confirmed + probable: 903 (+5, doubling rate 33 days)
Largest age group: 19-29, then 40-49
Recovered: 658
Deaths: 16 (no change, doubling rate 14 days)
Largest outbreak: Fremont County (rural west-central, 278, +1, deaths 7)
By race: White 46.6%, then Native American 33.9% (lab confirmed only)
Hospitalisations: 12.3% of cases (state notes number may be incomplete)

Weld County, Colorado data (May 31 4:30 PM MDT):
weldgov.com
Reported cases: 2,496 (+6, doubling rate 40 days)
Largest age group: 30-39, then 50-59
Deaths: 87 (no change four days in a row, double since April 11)
Largest age group: 80-89, then 70-79
Largest outbreak: Rural area north of Greeley
Demographic breakdown of the Zip Code with the largest outbreak:
unitedstateszipcodes.org

The area’s demographics have an unusually large number of residents 20-40 years old. It’s also fookin’ expensive to buy a house (median value $126,000).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:10:54am

re: #96 Targetpractice

What, Javanka aren’t there to moderate his behavior?

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Does Jarvanka take the singular “isn’t” or the plural “aren’t?” I can’t seem to find that in my Chicago Manual of Style.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:12:10am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Does Jarvanka take the singular “isn’t” or the plural “aren’t?” I can’t seem to find that in my Chicago Manual of Style.

I tend to use the term collectively, though I’m not discounting the possibility of a singular consciousness in multiple bodies.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:14:00am

re: #20 BigPapa

Alameda Sheriff got the tiger by the tail. We’re all safe, no worries now.

He’s got tiger blood!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:14:21am

re: #99 Targetpractice

I tend to use the term collectively, though I’m not discounting the possibility of a singular consciousness in multiple bodies.

They have fused into a single mind, something like a Vulcan Derp Mind Meld.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:14:31am

re: #100 Shropshire Slasher

He’s got tiger blood!

Winning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:17:28am

re: #100 Shropshire Slasher

He’s got tiger blood!

Did he put a tiger in his tank?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:24:14am

Minnesota’s Other Lady Senator, Tina Smith, Runs Against Very Garbage Man (Wonkette)

Tina Smith (DFL) is the junior senator from Minnesota. She is up for reëlection this year.

Being A Rightwing Asshole Doesn’t Count If It’s Your Job

And gosh, what a fine legacy of idiot comments [Jason] Lewis has from his radio career! You may recall him as the guy who complained bitterly, following Rush Limbaugh’s patriotic and biologically impossible 2012 rants about sluts using birth control, that men just plain aren’t allowed to call women sluts anymore, no matter how slutty those women dressed and behaved, like sluts:

Well, the thing is, can we call anybody a slut? […] But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard. We required modesty from women. Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can’t call her a slut?

But have we really got to the point where you can’t refer to Madonna as a slut without being sued? I mean, Madonna has had a series of lovers, as have many in Hollywood. Now in the old days, what did we call this? Madonna dresses up in these sorts of prostitute-like outfits on stage, and she goes there and she sings and she shows half of her body. What did we call those people? 30 years ago? 40 years ago? 50 years ago? You can’t do that today, it’s too politically incorrect?

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:35:05am

The National Hurricane Center has increased the odds of former Pacific Tropical Storm Amanda to become a tropical depression again. (60% in two days, 70% in five days).

The center of the remnants are now in Mexico and expected to emerge over the Gulf of Mexico in one day.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:35:37am

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The National Hurricane Center has increased the odds of former Pacific Tropical Storm Amanda to become a tropical depression again. (60% in two days, 70% in five days).

The center of the remnants are now in Mexico and expected to emerge over the Gulf of Mexico in one day.

nhc.noaa.gov

Oh, goodie.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:44:16am

re: #106 Targetpractice

Oh, goodie.

//

smn.conagua.gob.mx (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, Mexico, in Spanish)

The page shows the current satellite picture of Amanda, along with expected weather (TL;DR, it’s fooked, Mexico also shows a 60% likelihood of Amanda becoming a tropical cyclone within 48 hours)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:48:39am

More on Jason Lewis’s wonderful radio commentary:

After plainly calling 1980s-90s pop star Madonna a slut in 2012, Lewis was, oddly, not sued. And a spokesperson from his congressional office explained, when the comments came up in the “me-too” news in 2018, that it was totally unfair to even bring up all that ancient history from six years before, because “This has all been litigated before, and as Congressman Lewis has said time and time again, it was his job to be provocative while on the radio.” Ergo, he cannot ever be considered responsible for horrible things he said way back in the distant past, in the job that won him the seat.

He also said other lovely things about women, like that time in 2011 when he mocked women for saying Herman Cain’s unwanted touching made them uncomfortable. Silly ladies! Then-radio guy Lewis explained Cain’s alleged behavior was no big deal, because after all, it’s not like he actually raped them:

I don’t want to be callous here, but how traumatizing was it? […] How many women at some point in their life have a man come on to them, place their hand on their shoulder or maybe even their thigh, kiss them, and they would rather not have it happen, but is that really something that’s going to be seared in your memory that you’ll need therapy for?

You’ll never get over? It was the most traumatizing experience? Come on! She wasn’t raped

(Wonkette link above)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:53:23am

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This part takes the cake, as he is also a slavery apologist.

Also off limits, because it was in 2015 and he wasn’t yet in Congress, would be a post-Obergefell audio update to his 2011 book about states’ rights (they are good), where he explained that the federal government had no business in either outlawing slavery or legalizing gay marriage.

In fact, if you really want to be quite frank about it, how does somebody else owning a slave affect me? It doesn’t. If I don’t think it is right, I won’t own one, and people always say ‘well if you don’t want to marry somebody of the same sex, you don’t have to, but why tell somebody else they can’t. Uh, you know if you don’t want to own a slave, don’t. But don’t tell other people they can’t.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 2:59:00am

Other 3 fired Minneapolis cops in George Floyd case keep low profile (New York Post, the lede)

As frightening riots spread all over the country Friday night, two of the three Minneapolis police officers present at the fatal arrest of George Floyd last week have left town. The third is keeping a low profile, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

Details are sketchy about the three since their social media pages have been deleted and their phones turned off or disconnected.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:11:04am

Well, I’m off to bed.

Though it’s still fully dark, the birds have started chirping, so the sun will be up soon. That’s my cue to hit the rack.

Catch y’all later.

(3:13)

Good Night (Remastered 2009)

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Dread Pirate  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:21:22am
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Sherlock Hound  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:36:40am

In the comments to a Dutch news article about closing a park to crowds in Amsterdam, here is the first Dutch Q-bert I’ve found. Just great. (The translation is “Terrorists are coming to Amsterdam!”)

(The subtweet is fake. There is no national Antifa association, let alone anything like this.}

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:38:59am

I can understand why they would feel compelled to close “Fondle Park”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:42:36am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Did he put a tiger in his tank?

Sharks are in tanks, now.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:42:40am

We will have this early voting in the Presidential Election all summer long I fear.

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Sherlock Hound  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:43:10am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can understand why they would feel compelled to close “Fondle Park”

It’s interesting that the Dutch aren’t wearing masks (mondkapjes) in many of the news reports I have seen. I read another news item that their public transit requires riders to mask up.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:43:12am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:43:28am

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:44:43am

re: #118 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

No that just means the White House is out of candy, and the trick and treaters need to go to the next house.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:46:50am

re: #117 Sherlock Hound

It’s interesting that the Dutch aren’t wearing masks (mondkapjes) in many of the news reports I have seen. I read another news item that their public transit requires riders to mask up.

Germany requires masks in all public transportation and in all stores. There have been a few protests, but most people are quite reasonable about maintaining safe distance and observing the restrictions.

This will be held up by many as proof that Germany is a nation of brainwashed automatons…one which has only one-third of the number of cases per capita than the US and a much lower death rate.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 3:54:37am
A Ivy League-educated lawyer and member of a Brooklyn community board was among those arrested for hurling a Molotov cocktail at a marked NYPD vehicle amid George Floyd protests, it was revealed Sunday.

Colinford Mattis, 32, was allegedly behind the wheel of a tan minivan as his passenger, fellow attorney Urooj Rahman, allegedly hurled the incendiary at an empty NYPD vehicle outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene early on Saturday.

Mattis, a graduate of Princeton University and New York University law school, is an associate at corporate Manhattan firm Pryor Cashman.

He was furloughed in April amid the coronavirus crisis, his employer confirmed.

nypost.com

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:02:59am

History is strange.
75 years ago, the Russians were the mortal enemies of the fascist maniac in the bunker.
Today, they are his best buddies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:04:46am

re: #123 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

History is strange.
75 years ago, the Russians were the mortal enemies of the fascist maniac in the bunker.
Today, they are his best buddies.

Remember that 28 years prior to that, the Germans were putting the Bolshevik leader on a sealed train and sending him back to St. Petersburg to foment revolution…

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:09:55am

Good Morning from Philly. As per the City of Philadelphia website We are closed.
phila.gov

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:13:04am

I just got a notice from my Transit App. The two main routes to King of Prussia 124 and 125 are not going past 30th Street.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:36:41am

::: hangs head in shame :::
I killed another thread.
::: sigh :::

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:45:21am

re: #127 PhillyPretzel

::: hangs head in shame :::
I killed another thread.
::: sigh :::

This is the Dead Hour…Anymouse has gone to bed and the East Coast is just waking up…

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:48:58am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes but it is a little discouraging.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:54:30am

I’m numb.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 4:55:31am

re: #130 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I’m numb.

uncomfortably numb

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:01:44am

Here is a piece of interesting news. As per the Inky D’s have requested more mail in ballots. inquirer.com

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:09:49am

Good morning Lizards:

Hope all are well. Looks like you can’t get connected to Twitter when your cowering in a bunker?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:11:27am

re: #133 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Give it a few hours.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:11:27am

Metamorphosis

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:13:29am

re: #127 PhillyPretzel

::: hangs head in shame :::
I killed another thread.
::: sigh :::

I’m not dead yet!

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:15:48am

re: #136 Targetpractice

Same here but seeing the city closed and practically every bus and train route shut down is not a good thing.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:20:31am

re: #137 PhillyPretzel

Same here but seeing the city closed and practically every bus and train route shut down is not a good thing.

Sadly, the same has arrived here in VB. Things got violent enough on the Oceanfront to warrant cops breaking out tear gas, which saddens me as we’d seen only peaceful protests up until last night.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:21:00am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Off to watch Deep Space 9. Catch y’all later.

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Think of it as a Boston Tea Party for modern times.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:21:21am
U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed or limited hours at some locations for safety reasons. In some places, their stores have been burned, broken into or looted as protests turned violent.

Amazon said Sunday that it has adjusted its routes and suspended deliveries to keep its drivers safe in some cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and Minneapolis. A spokeswoman, Kelly Cheeseman, said Amazon is also abiding by local curfews that have required people to remain off streets after a specified hour at night.

news.yahoo.com

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jeffreyw  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:21:25am

Olliedammit!

Good morning!

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 5:59:16am
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plansbandc  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:05:49am

re: #65 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I love your classical music posts. <3

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:06:22am

This is about the crash of Pakistan Airlines Flight 8303 in Karachi on May 22. It is just incredible. I don’t like to judge fellow fliers, especially dead ones, but this was either suicide or some of the worst airmanship I have ever heard of. The pilots approached at 210 knots and 9 to 12 degrees glide angle rather than the recommended 140 knots and 3-6 degrees. They also failed to lower the landing gear. The plane scraped the runway, damaging both engines, then pulled up and started to go around for another attempt. During the turn the damaged engines quit and the aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood, killing 97 people.
COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE APPROACH PRECEDED PK8303 CRASH

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Dave In Austin  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:09:05am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:11:49am

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That graph at the end of the article was pretty damning. I wonder if the passengers experienced weightlessness with that descent.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:12:50am

re: #70 teleskiguy

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That photo is Pulitzer quality—a freakkn’ Goya.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:14:34am

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The crew initiated a go-around and during that attempt for a second landing the engines which were damaged failed.

At no time - even during the second approach - was the undercarriage deployed.

Continuous alarms would have been sounding on the cockpit.

Did they just ignore those alarms? Were they so preoccupied with other things they just blew it off? I remember reading about a CFIT where the crew was preoccupied with a control panel light that had failed, though off the top of my head I can’t recall the flight number.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:20:24am

Hadn’t seen this ad til now, this shit is absolutely devastating.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:21:57am

Here’s how fucked up things have gotten: michael Jordan made a statement saying he pained by Floyd’s death and things need to change.

espn.com

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:25:16am
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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:27:58am

re: #151 Belafon

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Another war is going on and he’s hiding. Maybe his bone spurs are acting up again.

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:28:10am

re: #149 Targetpractice

Hadn’t seen this ad til now, this shit is absolutely devastating.

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Is it any wonder they’ve totally locked down the White House?

Punk-ass Trump is so far over his head. Nobody in that administration has the first idea of how to dial this back, so they won’t.

What a fucking joke.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:28:16am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:28:33am

re: #70 teleskiguy

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Pulitzer Prize coming up.

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:29:56am

re: #145 Dave In Austin

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:30:07am

re: #147 Decatur Deb

That photo is Pulitzer quality—a freakkn’ Goya.

This one, too.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:30:12am

re: #154 Belafon

Elect a clown, expect a circus.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:30:49am

re: #153 makeitstop

Is it any wonder they’ve totally locked down the White House?

Punk-ass Trump is so far over his head. Nobody in that administration has the first idea of how to dial this back, so they won’t.

[Embedded content]

What a fucking joke.

Everything about him, about his administration, and about his reelection bid is about division and painting others as “the enemy.” It’s no wonder that when the nation needs a leader to bring them together and unite through common ideals and beliefs, he’s got nothing to offer but silence.

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:34:03am

re: #159 Targetpractice

Everything about him, about his administration, and about his reelection bid is about division and painting others as “the enemy.” It’s no wonder that when the nation needs a leader to bring them together and unite through common ideals and beliefs, he’s got nothing to offer but silence.

Irresistable force, meet unmovable object.

The bullying has pretty much reached its limit (unless he goes full-on Tianinmen, which would be even worse), and they’ve got nothin’.

The press corps better dogpile the living fuck out of Eyelash this afternoon. Make her lying ass run away, too.

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:36:58am

re: #145 Dave In Austin

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Apparently an old vid. But still a gem…

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:44:36am

re: #161 Teukka

Apparently an old vid. But still a gem…

That being said, how long before they actually try to arrest a fed?

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Mattand  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:50:01am

So does anyone have a way of phrasing that riots and looting don’t happen if the cops stop murdering black people during arrests, while simultaneously acknowledging that rioting is bad?

I’ve been focusing on the former, which has been exacerbated by the nationwide police policy of using reporters for target practice. Again, rioting and looting is wrong, but it’s amazing how quickly white people have forgotten how we got to this point in time.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:50:08am

Trump simply seems to have given up on the job. He’s had no policy on the pandemic for about a month now. He basically has no policy on recovering from the economic calamity. And he has no policy to deal with the police violence, demonstrations and the rest of the upheaval that has gripped the nation for the past week.”

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:51:04am

re: #160 makeitstop

The press corps better dogpile the living fuck out of Eyelash this afternoon. Make her lying ass run away, too.

Naaah: assuming there will even BE an afternoon presser, the WH is probably setting up the softball BS routine with OANN this very morning: probably along the lines of “Would you characterize President Trump’s response to this crisis as “historically outstanding” or “excellently forceful”?? “

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:53:18am

re: #165 Jay C

Naaah: assuming there will even BE an afternoon presser, the WH is probably setting up the softball BS routine with OANN this very morning: probably along the lines of “Would you characterize President Trump’s response to this crisis as “historically outstanding” or “excellently forceful”?? “

Trump has no policy because those around him have no policy. And the people around him have no policy because he’s fired everybody whose answer to national crises was more than “tax cuts” and “deportation.” So with nothing in the toolbox, he’s answering the unrest with the usual “ANTIFA! TERRORISTS!!!” BS that only plays to one group: his white bread, brain dead base.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:54:08am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:55:19am

re: #164 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

“Trump simply seems to have given up on the job. He’s had no policy on the pandemic for about a month now. He basically has no policy on recovering from the economic calamity. And he has no policy to deal with the police violence, demonstrations and the rest of the upheaval that has gripped the nation for the past week.”

He’s in so far over his head it’d be laughable if the consequences weren’t so grave.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 6:56:24am

There is nothing that Trump can offer in the way of unifying the country at this point…not without totally alienating his base, whose entire interest for Trump is based on the way that he makes his supporters sound better and more American than those “other” people…

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plansbandc  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:02:04am

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The video is horrifying.

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Mattand  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:04:41am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is nothing that Trump can offer in the way of unifying the country at this point…not without totally alienating his base, whose entire interest for Trump is based on the way that he makes his supporters sound better and more American than those “other” people…

Seriously. His whole shtick is “Stick it to the libs”. That’s why these “Trump’s advisers are split on how to proceed” are such fucking eye rollers. I think the Politico article even had a comment from a WH employee that was along the lines of “Even if he tries to be conciliatory, he’ll just undo it seconds later.”

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:04:49am

In some ways, it does seem like the police were highly coordinated in their response - the response being to act like they’re under siege and respond accordingly - but in reality they’ve all been training for the same thing, that it’s their job to keep whites in power. And when the time came, they all acted according to their training. It’s how you would hope those in the military would act to an invasion if we lost communications. We just don’t need how they’re acting.

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plansbandc  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:05:26am

re: #150 Belafon

He spoke out? Fucking hell, it’s the end of the world.

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lawhawk  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:06:46am

Fuck Trump, Fuck the GOP, and fuck the enabling media.

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:08:02am

re: #165 Jay C

Naaah: assuming there will even BE an afternoon presser, the WH is probably setting up the softball BS routine with OANN this very morning: probably along the lines of “Would you characterize President Trump’s response to this crisis as “historically outstanding” or “excellently forceful”?? “

Presser has been announced. 2 PM.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:10:18am

re: #175 makeitstop

Presser has been announced. 2 PM.

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You assume the usual band of stenographers will suddenly find their balls and ask her to explain things like why Donny suggested using military force or explain “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” being anything but a racist raid siren.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:10:41am

re: #175 makeitstop

Presser has been announced. 2 PM.

I normally hate making these kind of predictions, but the presser is going to be “Antifa is destroying America and we’ll send in every soldier to put a stop to them. No questions.”

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:12:07am

I caught a little bit of Good Morning America and Robin Roberts was trying to steer the story back to the reason for the protests, not only the death of Floyd, but the other blacks that have been killed by cops.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:12:22am

re: #145 Dave In Austin

This wasn’t stemming from the protests, but it clearly shows racial profiling and harassment. I wish I knew what kind of ID that guy had that made the cops roll over like that. It wasn’t because his name wasn’t that of the “suspect”. Once they saw his ID, you could see their expressions. They knew they were in deep shit.

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:12:42am

re: #176 Targetpractice

You assume the usual band of stenographers will suddenly find their balls and ask her to explain things like why Donny suggested using military force or explain “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” being anything but a racist raid siren.

Wait, wait. I’m not ‘assuming’ it. I did not say that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:13:19am

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:14:09am

same old bullshit

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:15:34am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

You weren’t paying attention to Occupy Wall Street, Donald. Sitting around, taking up space, is not Antifa. You just made it obvious that Antifa means white people that don’t like you to you.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:17:18am

November 3rd: Trump loses election.
November 4th: Trump moves into bunker.
January 21st: Biden orders bunker sealed and new one built.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:18:47am

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.

Declaration of Independence

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Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:21:52am

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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same old bullshit

With extra panic sauce.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:23:13am

Way to calm the nation there Bunker Donnie.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:23:20am

re: #186 Decatur Deb

With extra panic sauce.

I’d like mine on the side please.

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Mattand  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:23:39am

re: #178 Belafon

I caught a little bit of Good Morning America and Robin Roberts was trying to steer the story back to the reason for the protests, not only the death of Floyd, but the other blacks that have been killed by cops.

Jesus, if they’re having that cognitive trouble on GMA, can you imagine the shit show that Fox & Friends is like right now?

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:24:51am

re: #189 Mattand

Jesus, if they’re having that cognitive trouble on GMA, can you imagine the shit show that Fox & Friends is like right now?

They had a graphic, so it was planned. It wasn’t her trying to keep the guys on track. It was her trying to keep the nation on track.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:24:55am

re: #189 Mattand

Jesus, if they’re having that cognitive trouble on GMA, can you imagine the shit show that Fox & Friends is like right now?

Well F&F is basically broadcasting for an audience of one these days, so…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:27:17am

Also, can you imagine how many conservatives would have labeled Obama something along the lines of a “useless pussy” if he’d cut the lights at the WH and hid in a bunker during the Michael Brown protests?

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sagehen  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:28:07am

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retired cynic  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:28:51am

Judd Legum doesn’t address the white nationalist infiltration of the crowds, but he does address The “outside agitator” trope.

While there are certainly people attempting to exploit the unrest, there is a long history of government officials using the trope of “outside agitators” to delegitimize protests of racial injustice. That includes attacking the statements from MN on outsiders:

“I want to be very, very clear: The people that are doing this are not Minneapolis residents,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D), whose city is the epicenter of the protest, said Saturday. “They are coming in largely from outside of the city, from outside of the region, to prey on everything we have built over the last several decades.”

“Every single person we arrested last night, I’m told, was from out of state,” St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III (D) said, “What we are seeing right now is a group of people who are not from here.”

Their comments were echoed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D), who said, “about 20 percent are Minnesotans, and 80 percent are outside.”

Arrest records tell a very different story. Investigative reporter Brandon Stahl reviewed 69 arrest records from Minneapolis-based police “for rioting, unlawful assembly and burglary-related crimes from Friday to Saturday.” Of those, 56 were from Minnesota, and five were “unknown.” There were just eight arrests of people from other states. In St. Paul, 12 of the 18 arrests were Minnesota residents. A city spokesman acknowledged his error and said the mayor “went with the information he had at the time.”

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Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:29:34am

Daughter2 manages a commercial insurance jobber. Whether the fed government declares an outbreak the result of an organized terrorist action has a very large impact on insurance payout.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:29:44am

For worriers. By definition, if most swing voters are supporting Biden, he will have a lower percentage of enthusiastic support than Trump, who has little support outside his hardcore base.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:33:28am

re: #194 retired cynic

Judd Legum doesn’t address the white nationalist infiltration of the crowds, but he does address The “outside agitator” trope.

I was taking the “outside agitator” reference to apply to the people causing damage, not to the protests themselves.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:50:44am

re: #141 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Staying above the fray
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:53:33am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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But tRump will pay your legal fees if you beat up a protester, or so he said.

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:54:00am

re: #195 Decatur Deb

“Triggering event threshold: first set at $5 million in the original 2002 act, the triggering even threshold is the required amount of total insurance industry losses from a certified act of terrorism before federal assistance begins. The 2007 reauthorization raised the threshold to $100 million and the 2015 reauthorization will gradually raise the threshold to $200 million by 2020.”
iii.org

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:55:00am

This timeline is all screwy.

I was just starting to get used to Woke Joe Walsh, now this?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:55:11am

re: #156 Teukka

Somebody is going to have a bad day…

Probably the FBI agent. ☹️

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:55:21am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:55:40am

re: #147 Decatur Deb

That photo is Pulitzer quality—a freakkn’ Goya.

More like a Monet, I think (style, not subject).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:56:02am

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

Maybe that’s why they called Him “God most High”.

//

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:56:15am

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

Incense?

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:56:54am

re: #201 makeitstop

This timeline is all screwy.

I was just starting to get used to Woke Joe Walsh, now this?

The difference is that Ann doesn’t think Trump is being racist enough.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:57:57am

re: #202 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Probably the FBI agent. ☹️

It’s over a year old, but I haven’t heard if anyone found out what the ultimate outcome was.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 7:58:48am

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

I could go for a god that required people to be a little high.

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:00:09am

So righties are passing stuff like this around:

FAKE! N.B. FAKE! N.B. FAKE! N.B.

Like, it’s perfect, in the sense that it ticks every prejudice box for the righties, but for us lefties, it comes off as bogus…
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unproven innocence  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:01:00am

New report going live now:

George Floyd killing: A pivotal moment in US history? | The Stream


There are several others in the list too.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:05:25am
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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:07:44am
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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:09:00am

re: #212 Dave In Austin

Reported and blocked

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:09:18am

re: #210 Teukka

So righties are passing stuff like this around:

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Like, it’s perfect, in the sense that it ticks every prejudice box for the righties, but for us lefties, it comes off as bogus…

What racists hear when the black guy says “I just want to be able to go shopping without being harassed.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:09:49am

I just looked up antifa.org

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:11:31am

re: #216 The Pie Overlord!

I just looked up antifa.org

It’s a loose network of individuals

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Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:12:00am

re: #204 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

More like a Monet, I think (style, not subject).

Monet, Manet, Goya. Looks even more like a Turner, but he’s too pretty.

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retired cynic  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:12:47am

re: #213 Teukka

Hope someone IDs that b*tch, and she gets arrested, or fired, or shunned, or whatever. What a … nasty … person. In the real sense. Not the DT “nasty” sense.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:14:05am

re: #209 Belafon

I could go for a god that required people to be a little high.

“Hey, wait! Hold up! That’s NOT what I meant when I said she should be stoned!”

/

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:14:25am

re: #218 Decatur Deb

Monet, Manet, Goya. Looks even more like a Turner, but he’s too pretty.

[Embedded content]

2 minutes 21 seconds. Worth it.

The Goring and The Death - Poetry by Lorca - recitation by Andy Garcia

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:14:26am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:15:16am

re: #218 Decatur Deb

Monet, Manet, Goya. Looks even more like a Turner, but he’s too pretty.

[Embedded content]

Converging styles (in the middle period, anyway). . :)

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:16:03am

Imagine my surprise that, now that Democrats are being seen as supportive of peaceful protests, meeting with protestors, and offering to pay bail for those engaged in protest, suddenly we got all these “Antifa” messages purporting to be looking to kill/loot white people.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:16:10am

re: #200 jaunte

“Triggering event threshold: first set at $5 million in the original 2002 act, the triggering even threshold is the required amount of total insurance industry losses from a certified act of terrorism before federal assistance begins. The 2007 reauthorization raised the threshold to $100 million and the 2015 reauthorization will gradually raise the threshold to $200 million by 2020.”
iii.org

That, and internal insurance writer’s clauses for the individual policies.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:16:32am

re: #222 jaunte

I already voted by mail. And a good thing too. Philly is locked down.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:18:01am

re: #222 jaunte

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The good news is, the Wisconsin primary doesn’t seem too have caused a spike in cases, so if we’re all careful, we should be able to get through, if we exercise care.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:18:12am

re: #221 Teukka

2 minutes 21 seconds. Worth it.

[Embedded content]

Voy buscando una muerte de luz que me consuma.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:18:36am

re: #224 Targetpractice

Imagine my surprise that, now that Democrats are being seen as supportive of peaceful protests, meeting with protestors, and offering to pay bail for those engaged in protest, suddenly we got all these “Antifa” messages purporting to be looking to kill/loot white people.

“Kenyan world view”, anyone?

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:19:12am

Ya reap what ya sow, asshole.

You and your repulsive offspring.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:19:45am

And here are some more jacaranda photos. Early in the blooming stage, I think.

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sagehen  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:21:08am
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retired cynic  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:22:13am

He Can Exist Only as President* of a Divided Country, an email from Charlie Pierce

Wish I could share the whole thing. He just is so good.

… The entire country has been on the edge of a crack-up since the returns started rolling in on the first Tuesday of November, 2016. An actual president would have been aware of that and worked to calm a country that his election had so caught by surprise. But, at almost every turn of his presidency, this president* has worked to keep the country on edge, to disrupt the “domestic tranquillity” that is a stated purpose of the Constitution he swore to preserve and protect. Where there is hatred, he sows anger. Where there is injury, resentment. Where there is doubt, uncertainty. Where there is despair, poison. Where there is darkness, destruction. And where there is sadness, desperation. There’s something that feeds his soul in feeding the soul of the country to the flames. He has nothing else. He can’t conceive of another way to live. He belongs to another entirely different species of parasite.

This is a perilous time. Before the uprisings, and before the pandemic struck, there were all sorts of warning bells and red flags that this president* was destroying institutional barriers and customs that were essential to keeping the country in balance and that, if a time of crisis arose, there would be nothing to block the chaos that would ensue. What all these warnings overlooked was the awful possibility that this chaos was precisely what the president* was counting on, that instability was a technique of political survival and of personal profit. That is where we are now, as another day ends and another night falls with the promise of smoke and flame and anger.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:22:48am

re: #230 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

Ya reap what ya sow, asshole.

You and your repulsive offspring.

Well of course he’s worried about his safety. We named First Coward years before he ran.

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sagehen  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:23:41am

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

So when I substitute “take a bong hit” every time the Haggadah says “drink the wine”… it’s historically accurate?

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stpaulbear  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:24:28am

re: #194 retired cynic

Judd Legum doesn’t address the white nationalist infiltration of the crowds, but he does address The “outside agitator” trope.

The potential problem with that may be that most of the arrests have been at the peaceful protests. At night, when the looting has occurred along Lake Street, the cops are nowhere to be found and no one is getting arrested.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:26:36am

re: #230 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

Ya reap what ya sow, asshole.

You and your repulsive offspring.

He’s worried about his safety?

F Off Bunker Boy!

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:28:10am
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stpaulbear  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:30:18am

re: #230 makeitstop

@JonLemire
The president and his family have been shaken by the size and venom of the crowds.

He should go hold a big rally ASAP.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:30:37am

re: #230 makeitstop

Am I wrong for feeling very unsympathetic about this? I mean, he completely and repeatedly brought this on himself.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:32:16am

re: #240 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes he did. And for what it is worth DT and his family and associates deserve every bit of it.

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:32:19am

He wants to make it worse.

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sagehen  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:32:46am

re: #231 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

And here are some more jacaranda photos. Early in the blooming stage, I think.

[Embedded content]

BEE-YOO-TI-FUL!!

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:32:56am

re: #240 Eclectic Cyborg

Am I wrong for feeling very unsympathetic about this? I mean, he completely and repeatedly brought this on himself.

What’s that biblical verse? “For they have sown the wind, and now they shall reap the whirlwind.”

Suck on that, Donny.

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:32:56am

re: #237 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

He’s worried about his safety?

F Off Bunker Boy!

Well, sure. He is the victim here, after all. ///

I gotta say it warms my heart knowing that claque of arrogant assholes is feeling a little heat, and I’m rooting for them to really start feeling it.

Will any of them be able to go out in public after all this mess? I’d like to see them try it.

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:34:04am
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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:35:00am

Trump tells governors: “You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again.”

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:35:40am
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stpaulbear  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:35:45am

re: #246 jaunte

OK, now let’s hear what the governors had to say to him in response to that. Please.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:35:57am

re: #201 makeitstop

This timeline is all screwy.

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I was just starting to get used to Woke Joe Walsh, now this?

Remember, Ann’s upset that trump isn’t deporting and killing enough people.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:36:21am

re: #247 jaunte

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:36:30am

re: #246 jaunte

No clue how to govern.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:38:15am

President of the United States to all Governors: DROP DEAD

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:38:33am

According to my Transit App the buses and trains are running. And SEPTA is running too.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:38:43am

re: #249 stpaulbear

OK, now let’s hear what the governors had to say to him in response to that. Please.

I’m hoping Cuomo tears him to shreds.

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:40:54am

re: #255 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m hoping Cuomo tears him to shreds.

Will probably treat Cuomo like he treated Floyd’s relative.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:41:21am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:41:29am

I’m in touch with someone who’s on the governors’ call with President Trump right now. They and others listening in are alarmed. The president is urging governors to take back the streets, not be “weak,” and use force as the nation faces growing racial unrest.”

Yeah because that won’t cause problems AT ALL.

You know what is scaring Trump right now? The situation has escalated to the point where it is TOTALLY out of his control. He can’t do anything about it and that drives him crazy.

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:42:03am

re: #240 Eclectic Cyborg

Am I wrong for feeling very unsympathetic about this? I mean, he completely and repeatedly brought this on himself.

Wrong? NFW.

I wouldn’t waste a nanosecond of sympathy for Donald Trump for ANYTHING relating to his disgraceful clownshow of a Presidency.

Like I said yesterday: the only thing that Trump might do that would spark even the least bit of positive feeling in me (and I am sure that I’m not alone) - would be to do an LBJ and renounce a second term.

Maybe.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:43:07am

This is the excuse to beat, kill and jail the blacks that Trump has been waiting for all of his life and the Governors won’t play.

At least they haven’t played yet……

Please let saner heads prevail for freaking once this decade

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Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:43:07am

So, someone shared this video, looks like cops trying to smash something…

MP4 Video

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:44:35am

[trump] I YELLED AT OTHER PEOPLE TO FIX THIS PROBLEM, WHAT ELSE DO YOU EXPECT FOR ME TO DO!?!?! [/trump]

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:45:26am

re: #230 makeitstop

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Ya reap what ya sow, asshole.

You and your repulsive offspring.

Trump sees everything as a game. He doesn’t understand anything. About anything. He may be starting to get it though because he’s been in his bubble of KKK rallies and Yes People.

Welcome to reality, motherfucker.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:46:22am

re: #255 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m hoping Cuomo tears him to shreds.

Cuomo needs a bailout.

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stpaulbear  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:46:33am

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m in touch with someone who’s on the governors’ call with President Trump right now. They and others listening in are alarmed. The president is urging governors to take back the streets, not be “weak,” and use force as the nation faces growing racial unrest.”

Yeah because that won’t cause problems AT ALL.

You know what is scaring Trump right now? The situation has escalated to the point where it is TOTALLY out of his control. He can’t do anything about it and that drives him crazy.

I want to know how scared shitless Mike Pence must be right now. What if he has to step in?

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:48:13am

re: #264 Shropshire Slasher

Cuomo needs a bailout.

And he won’t be going to Donny for it.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:49:43am

re: #265 stpaulbear

I want to know how scared shitless Mike Pence must be right now. What if he has to step in?

If there was ever a moment to give Trump the heave-ho via the 25th Amendment, this is it.

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:50:58am

Monday in America.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:51:30am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Shorter Trump: “Rapey McStabby!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:52:02am

“President Trump is now encouraging the nation’s governors, repeatedly, to use the military to deal with protests, per a person on the call. Moments ago.”

And I’m worried a few deep red states just might take him up on that. And yes, I live in a deep red state.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:52:42am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:53:17am

There are a number of motivations for violence, including

a) rage at police abuse
b) desire to blame it on blacks/Antifas
c) assholes who just enjoy smashing shit and watching it burn

it is impossible to assign people to groups on a percentage basis, but Trump has assured us it is all a)

and again, not all violence is protest…some of it is just fucking violence for violence’s sake or to advance an agenda

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sagehen  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:55:13am

re: #272 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are a number of motivations for violence, including

a) rage at police abuse
b) desire to blame it on blacks/Antifas
c) assholes who just enjoy smashing shit and watching it burn

it is impossible to assign people to groups on a percentage basis, but Trump has assured us it is all a)

and again, not all violence is protest…some of it is just fucking violence for violence’s sake or to advance an agenda

A lot of the looting seems to be at high-end retailers; there’s probably a significant number of just thieves making quick use of a ready-made distraction.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:56:30am

re: #268 A Thousand Points Of Light…..Like Bullet Holes

Monday in America.

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When all you have is a hammer…

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A Three Hour Tour  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:58:35am

re: #230 makeitstop

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Ya reap what ya sow, asshole.

You and your repulsive offspring.

Trump fears the prospect of facing a Ceausescu Moment.

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 8:59:16am

re: #266 Jay C

And he won’t be going to Donny for it.

ADD: And probably, neither will most Governors.

Just IMHO, if Trump tries to make ANY Federal assistance (pandemic aid, economic aid, rebuilding aid, even LE aid) contingent on state Governors implementing some militarized, kick-ass crackdown policy?
He probably won’t actually get “25th-ed”; but the political result will likely be the same. When you start having to deal with states qua states; they’re going to be going to Congress, not the WH. And that’s one thing I’m sure that will make The Donald “A Uniter, Not A Divider” - of course, it will likely unite both/Houses against him, but at least it will get rid of some DC gridlock…..

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:01:33am
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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:02:05am

re: #274 Targetpractice

When all you have is a hammer…

I can hardly wait for November. I doubt any of my neighbors who had Trump memorials in their front yards will change. I hold them in utter contempt now. I know who and what they are.
I’m still deeply disappointed in so many folks.
Such is life.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:02:24am

re: #277 jaunte

The Kremlin has confirmed Pres Trump and Putin spoke today, per Reuters

Vlad, just how do you keep your people so nicely in line?

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:05:42am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Vlad, just how do you keep your people so nicely in line?

[putin] Rather than breaking windows, I have my guys shove the people out of them [/putin]

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:05:56am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Vlad, just how do you keep your people so nicely in line?

Lining them up in front of upper-floor windows helps….

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:06:02am

So he was apparently pissed because the governor’s and mayors are making HIM look weak.

As always, is all about him. Always.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:06:05am

Great comments:

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:06:34am

re: #277 jaunte

Hopefully, Trump’s trying to arrange asylum there. Then he can fucking resign.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:06:53am

re: #277 jaunte

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The Kremlin has confirmed Pres Trump and Putin spoke today, per @Reuters

Let me take one guess as to who he was more concerned with helping, Putin or the US Governors?

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stpaulbear  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:06:59am

re: #277 jaunte

He’s lining up a plane.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:08:34am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:08:43am

re: #284 Dr Lizardo

Hopefully, Trump’s trying to arrange asylum there. Then he can fucking resign.

I don’t think he would like living in a non-English speaking country. It’s not like he is capable of learning to speak a second language when he has such a limited vocabulary in his own language.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:09:39am

Can we kindly ask for any Governor to release the audio from the POTUS’s call?

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:10:37am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:11:23am

re: #288 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t think he would like living in a non-English speaking country.

Yeah, he probably wouldn’t. But then, I don’t give a shit. If he resigned and fled to Russia, my first thought would simply be “good riddance to bad rubbish - fuck that asshat.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:11:59am

There are no wild animals on the loose in Chicago

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:13:38am

re: #286 stpaulbear

He’s lining up a plane.

“Can you get the dacha ready early, Vlad. We may be coming early.”

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:14:08am

re: #289 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Ask Cuomo first then try Wolf. They do not like DT at all.

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Citizen K  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:14:31am

Trump is letting his inner dictator all hang out right now. Pretending even less than usual that he wants to be a small-d democratic president and instead wants to be the unaccountable Emperor with all the military might at his beck and call against the rabble.

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makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:14:34am

re: #277 jaunte

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That’s where all this ‘dominate’ bullshit came from.

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danarchy  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:14:55am

re: #289 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Can we kindly ask for any Governor to release the audio from the POTUS’s call?

CNN is playing it right now

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:15:11am

re: #287 Dave In Austin

What’s in the picture?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:15:29am

re: #292 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Only the 2 legged variety.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:16:59am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:17:13am

re: #212 Dave In Austin

Thankfully, Rothbard died over two decades ago.

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:17:59am

re: #298 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

A gif of a woman tittering behind her hand: unfortunately, Wilson isn’t giving us more details - yet….

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BigPapa  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:19:03am

Tom Cotton is calling on abandoning Posse Comatitus and killing US citizens.

The little coward hiding in the White House safe room is calling on all US Govs to crack down hard and use the military.

Fucking cowards, the lot of them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:19:41am

re: #302 Jay C

A gif of a woman tittering behind her hand: unfortunately, Wilson isn’t giving us more details - yet….

Nice titters…

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Citizen K  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:20:51am

re: #303 BigPapa

Tom Cotton is calling on abandoning Posse Comatitus and killing US citizens.

The little coward hiding in the White House safe room is calling on all US Govs to crack down hard and use the military.

Fucking cowards, the lot of them.

The concerning part is that all it takes is one red state guv taking the advice to heart and wanting to impress their White House Daddy to create potential massacres, plural.

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:20:53am

re: #300 The Pie Overlord!

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Ummm, Trump behind (so far) in both GA AND FL???

Maybe Melania has some friends back in Slovenia with Real Estate connections…….

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Dave In Austin  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:21:14am

re: #298 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

He’s ghost something up his sleeve. The Lincoln Project will have a new one out shortly.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:24:40am

re: #303 BigPapa

Tom Cotton is calling on abandoning Posse Comatitus and killing US citizens.

The little coward hiding in the White House safe room is calling on all US Govs to crack down hard and use the military.

Fucking cowards, the lot of them.

The GOP are the “domestic enemies” the Oath of Office refers to. It’s time we start treating them as such.

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BeachDem  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:28:49am

Which plague would this correlate to?

Dangerous aquatic life warning: Man o’ war ‘swarms’ possible in Myrtle Beach area

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lawhawk  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:31:48am

re: #196 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It’s for the people who are bad at math.

GOP is a shrinking base, but those who remain are hardcore white nationalists and goddamned Nazis.

Everyone else is supporting Biden, but some of those folks support is weak.

Bigger number > smaller number.
Weak support among some of Biden’s vastly larger group of support > strong support in a vastly smaller number of Trump supporters.

This is why GOPers are watching Trump eviscerate any chance in 2020. But none of them have a spine to tell Trump to STFU and change tactics. They’re going full metal goddamned Nazis. And the GOP is fine with this.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:32:51am

re: #295 Citizen K

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Trump is letting his inner dictator all hang out right now. Pretending even less than usual that he wants to be a small-d democratic president and instead wants to be the unaccountable Emperor with all the military might at his beck and call against the rabble.

What he’s doing is venting his frustration because he knows that all this shit is reflecting upon him. I’m sure he woke up this morning, saw the news reports about how he hid in the bunker last night and how weak that makes him look, and now is in a froth. Remember, in his mind, these governors are just lower-level functionaries that ultimately answer to him.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:34:35am

TRUMP HIDES IN BUNKER AS PROTESTS RAGE

Drudge Headline

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Teddy's Person  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:34:45am

re: #277 jaunte

The Kremlin has confirmed Pres Trump and Putin spoke today,

I have a feeling this is the scariest thing I’ll read all day. And I have essays to grade today.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:35:35am

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Teddy's Person  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:36:30am

re: #287 Dave In Austin

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Coy Rick Wilson bugs me.

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Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:37:08am

BTW, in case it hasn’t been linked here:

Some cogent commentary from a REAL President.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:43:25am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:44:29am
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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:44:52am

Note that we’re just over an hour until the 2pm presser, which means reporters are gonna have this shit before the WH has really had time to even begin to float talking points from this call.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:45:04am

re: #310 lawhawk

It’s for the people who are bad at math.

GOP is a shrinking base, but those who remain are hardcore white nationalists and goddamned Nazis.

Everyone else is supporting Biden, but some of those folks support is weak.

Bigger number > smaller number.
Weak support among some of Biden’s vastly larger group of support > strong support in a vastly smaller number of Trump supporters.

This is why GOPers are watching Trump eviscerate any chance in 2020. But none of them have a spine to tell Trump to STFU and change tactics. They’re going full metal goddamned Nazis. And the GOP is fine with this.

very few of the weak support are going to switch unless something monumental happens

if trump got all the undecideds right now (about 4% or so), he’d still lose

an unenthusiastic vote counts the same as an enthusiastic one

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:46:00am

re: #315 Teddy’s Person

Coy Rick Wilson bugs me.

it’s like coy news teasers
and coy click bait

i hates em all

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:47:11am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:50:40am

re: #322 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

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like limbaugh said re scarborough

“So Trump is just throwing gasoline on a fire here, and he’s having fun watching the flames—and he’s having fun watching these holier-than-thou leftist journalists react like their moral sensibilities have been forever rocked and can never recover,” he concluded.

he’s lashing out because of how all this will reflect on his electoral prospects

even though he’s already down by 10

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:51:19am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:51:33am

re: #322 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

“I don’t accept any responsibility.”

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:54:51am

re: #303 BigPapa

Tom Cotton is calling on abandoning Posse Comatitus and killing US citizens.

The little coward hiding in the White House safe room is calling on all US Govs to crack down hard and use the military.

Fucking cowards, the lot of them.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:54:54am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:56:14am

Philly again will have a 6 PM curfew. And I think SEPTA has suspended service in Center City. I say I think because SEPTA’s website does not say anything at the moment.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:56:19am

He’s having a rally in the bunker.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:57:19am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:58:14am

Please don’t let this end with the U.S. Military shooting Americans in our streets…

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Sinistershade  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:58:28am

Forgive me if the answers to my questions are obvious. I’ve found it emotionally difficult to follow the coverage.

What’s the endgame of the protests? Are there specific demands that could be met? What policy changes would address a vague demand for “justice”?

Perhaps it’s just in my nature to look for something concrete.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:58:29am

re: #320 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

very few of the weak support are going to switch unless something monumental happens

if trump got all the undecideds right now (about 4% or so), he’d still lose

an unenthusiastic vote counts the same as an enthusiastic one

Biggest issue for Donny is that, unlike the last go around, this time he’s not an unknown quantity. He’s an incumbent president running for reelection and down 10 pts with less than 6 months to go. The larger the gap gets, the more electoral shenanigans Repubs have to do at the state and local level to keep the margins close enough for an EC win.

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lawhawk  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:59:18am
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Interesting Times  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:59:50am

re: #333 Targetpractice

Biggest issue for Donny is that, unlike the last go around, this time he’s not an unknown quantity. He’s an incumbent president running for reelection and down 10 pts with less than 6 months to go. The larger the gap gets, the more electoral shenanigans Repubs have to do at the state and local level to keep the margins close enough for an EC win.

That’s why he keeps ranting and whining and wailing about mail-in voting - makes it much harder for Georgia-style touchscreen voting machines to magically lose just enough votes in just the right places.

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danarchy  Jun 1, 2020 • 9:59:51am

re: #332 Sinistershade

Forgive me if the answers to my questions are obvious. I’ve found it emotionally difficult to follow the coverage.

What’s the endgame of the protests? Are there specific demands that could be met? What policy changes would address a vague demand for “justice”?

Perhaps it’s just in my nature to look for something concrete.

The main thing is the arrest and charging of the remaining 3 officers. Although not sure that would do it at this point.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:00:02am

re: #329 The Pie Overlord!

He’s having a rally in the bunker.

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Shorter Trump: “YOU’RE MAKING ME LOOK BAD!!!”

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lawhawk  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:00:06am

There’s fucking audio of the Trump conference call.

To say that Trump’s unhinged is an understatement.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:00:10am

re: #333 Targetpractice

And if that point gap gets big enough, all the electoral shenanigans in the world aren’t gonna save the GOP.

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:01:03am
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Teddy's Person  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:02:09am

re: #332 Sinistershade

What’s the endgame of the protests? Are there specific demands that could be met? What policy changes would address a vague demand for “justice”

For the police (and random white dudes with guns) to stop killing black people with impunity.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:02:18am

re: #339 Dr Lizardo

And if that point gap gets big enough, all the electoral shenanigans in the world aren’t gonna save the GOP.

That’s really why they’re trying to ram through judicial appointments and are dragging their feet on further CV-19 relief: They’ve lost the House and may very well lose the Senate as well, leaving them with no effective check on a Dem presidency. Mitch’s worst nightmare would be to arrive back to D.C. next January as Minority Leader, and the first move by Schumer be to neuter the filibuster.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:03:30am
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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:03:57am

re: #332 Sinistershade

Forgive me if the answers to my questions are obvious. I’ve found it emotionally difficult to follow the coverage.

What’s the endgame of the protests? Are there specific demands that could be met? What policy changes would address a vague demand for “justice”?

Perhaps it’s just in my nature to look for something concrete.

The endgame of the protests is to get elected officials to take cops killing blacks seriously and do something about it. Before the protests started, before the video, the Minneapolis DA wasn’t going to charge the officer with anything. That is messed up.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:04:30am

re: #333 Targetpractice

Biggest issue for Donny is that, unlike the last go around, this time he’s not an unknown quantity. He’s an incumbent president running for reelection and down 10 pts with less than 6 months to go. The larger the gap gets, the more electoral shenanigans Repubs have to do at the state and local level to keep the margins close enough for an EC win.

exactly this
it’s also why the comparisons to nixon 68 dont fly
nixon wasnt an incumbent

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:05:33am

Monday Madman losing it. Infuckingsane.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:05:48am

re: #337 Targetpractice

Shorter Trump: “YOU’RE MAKING ME LOOK BAD!!!”

winner winner

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:06:50am

KYW 1060 says SEPTA has suspended service because of protests. And yes Philly will have a 6:00 PM curfew again. This going to be a very long summer.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:07:05am

re: #342 Targetpractice

That’s really why they’re trying to ram through judicial appointments and are dragging their feet on further CV-19 relief: They’ve lost the House and may very well lose the Senate as well, leaving them with no effective check on a Dem presidency. Mitch’s worst nightmare would be to arrive back to D.C. next January as Minority Leader, and the first move by Schumer be to neuter the filibuster.

The other day, Lindsey Graham was urging Republican judges over a certain age to retire now so they can fill those vacancies ASAP. You don’t need to be an expert at reading between the lines to get that it’s a tacit admission from Graham that he expects the GOP to get slaughtered this November.

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Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:07:08am

re: #346 A Thousand Points Of Light…..Like Bullet Holes

Monday Madman losing it. Infuckingsane.

Someone should explain to him that putting down the riots won’t actually make him look better to the world.

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jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:07:39am
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gwangung  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:08:05am

re: #346 A Thousand Points Of Light…..Like Bullet Holes

Monday Madman losing it. Infuckingsane.

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Got all wound up by Putin and his call.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:09:04am

re: #348 PhillyPretzel

KYW 1060 says SEPTA has suspended service because of protests. And yes Philly will have a 6:00 PM curfew again. This going to be a very long summer.

November seems almost years away, doesn’t it?

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gwangung  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:09:33am

re: #344 Belafon

The endgame of the protests is to get elected officials to take cops killing blacks seriously and do something about it. Before the protests started, before the video, the Minneapolis DA wasn’t going to charge the officer with anything. That is messed up.

Guys….if you’re wondering, remember this name: CAMPAIGN ZERO.

They’ve only been pushing a codified, detailed strategy for four years now…

Again, that’s CAMPAIGN ZERO.

joincampaignzero.org

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:09:34am

re: #348 PhillyPretzel

KYW 1060 says SEPTA has suspended service because of protests. And yes Philly will have a 6:00 PM curfew again. This going to be a very long summer.

Someone will turn on a fire plug one hot day in the near future in North Philly and all hell will break loose.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:10:17am

re: #345 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

exactly this
it’s also why the comparisons to nixon 68 dont fly
nixon wasnt an incumbent

It depends on which poll you rely upon, but I can’t see any incumbent in the last 30 years who was this far back in the polls and went on to win in November. Not without a strong third party candidate like Perot running and thus skimming off votes.

357
PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:10:30am

re: #353 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes it does. And tomorrow Tuesday June 2nd is the Primary. I will say it again I am thankful that I voted by mail.

358
Teukka  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:10:42am

359
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:11:11am

re: #329 The Pie Overlord!

TRUMP ADDS: “You know when other countries watch this, they’re watching this, the next day wow, they’re really a push over. And we can’t be a push over.

suddenly worried about making America look incompetent to the rest of the world

360
PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:11:47am

re: #355 A Thousand Points Of Light…..Like Bullet Holes

North Philly, possible. West Philly yes.

361
Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:12:05am

re: #347 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

winner winner

Thank you, thank you. Please, no applause, just throw money.

362
Sinistershade  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:12:41am

re: #354 gwangung

Guys….if you’re wondering, remember this name: CAMPAIGN ZERO.

They’ve only been pushing a codified, detailed strategy for four years now…

Again, that’s CAMPAIGN ZERO.

joincampaignzero.org

Thank you, gwangung. That’s at least a concrete set of actions.

363
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:12:49am

re: #334 lawhawk

And that’s why Trump was ranting in a phone call with the governors - Putin wound him up and told him that the world was laughing at him.

and yes, in a case like this, Putin would get on the line with his provincial governors (who are all subservient and beholden to him) and have them straighten things out

364
Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:13:35am

You ever notice how in every picture Trump looks like he is either pissed off, screaming or both? EVERY SINGLE ONE.

365
Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:13:55am

re: #354 gwangung

Thanks.

366
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:14:09am

have y’all seen what the RNC wants Charlotte to do for the ‘convention’?

GOP planning for 19,000 in attendance, full bars and restaurants for Charlotte convention

- 19,000 people in the arena the whole time
- all the hotels and restaurants in Charlotte operating at full capacity
(defying the CDC)
just imagine the restaurants, bars, elevators, omg

it’s one thing to consider all the R’s that get exposed and will then retreat to the 4 corners

its quite another to think of all the local people that will be exposed because they live and work there.

the mayor and governor should simply say we will not sacrifice our citizens for your convention. please take it elsewhere and best of luck. (and yeah, go ahead and sue us)

367
Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:14:16am

re: #342 Targetpractice

That’s really why they’re trying to ram through judicial appointments and are dragging their feet on further CV-19 relief: They’ve lost the House and may very well lose the Senate as well, leaving them with no effective check on a Dem presidency. Mitch’s worst nightmare would be to arrive back to D.C. next January as Minority Leader, and the first move by Schumer be to neuter the filibuster.

So: avoid the possible nightmare and quit. Simple.

368
Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:15:22am

So we’re roughly 45 minutes until that 2pm presser and the audio from Donny’s latest screaming session just dropped.

369
Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:15:40am

re: #363 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and yes, in a case like this, Putin would get on line with his provincial governors (who are all subservient and beholden to him) and have them straighten things out

True, in Russia’s autocracy, that’s how it’d go down.

In the US, there’s always the possibility that one of the governors tells Trump, “Blow it out your ass, you fat fuck.” And there’s not a damn thing Trump can do about it.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:16:38am

re: #363 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and yes, in a case like this, Putin would get on line with his provincial governors (who are all subservient and beholden to him) and have them straighten things out

one of several flaws in trump’s logic

371
jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:17:15am
372
Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:17:33am

Bunker Bitch is screaming at governors that they look “weak” when he spent the night hiding from people shouting mean things and waving signs at the WH.

Welcome to 2020.

373
PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:19:39am

re: #372 Targetpractice

I like that one “Bunker Bitch.”

374
makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:20:14am

re: #346 A Thousand Points Of Light…..Like Bullet Holes

Monday Madman losing it. Infuckingsane.

[Embedded content]

Sounds like one of those nutjob callers to C-SPAN.

‘Pathetic’ doesn’t even start to cover it any more.

375
Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:20:16am

re: #373 PhillyPretzel

I like that one “Bunker Bitch.”

I can’t take credit, Rick Wilson coined it last night and it was trending through to the early morning.

376
jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:20:27am

re: #373 PhillyPretzel

Hiding in the dark “like a dog.”

377
Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:20:48am
378
Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:20:56am

re: #366 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

have y’all seen what the RNC wants Charlotte to do for the ‘convention’?

GOP planning for 19,000 in attendance, full bars and restaurants for Charlotte convention

- 19,000 people in the arena the whole time
- all the hotels and restaurants in Charlotte operating at full capacity
(defying the CDC)
just imagine the restaurants, bars, elevators, omg

it’s one thing to consider all the R’s that get exposed and will then retreat to the 4 corners

its quite another to think of all the local people that will be exposed because they live and work there.

the mayor and governor should simply say we will not sacrifice our citizens for your convention. please take it elsewhere and best of luck. (and yeah, go ahead and sue us)

Please tell me Charlotte will tell the GOP to fuck right off with this.

379
gwangung  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:21:03am

re: #362 Sinistershade

Thank you, gwangung. That’s at least a concrete set of actions.

I’m a little embarrassed I forgot about them….but they’ve been very consistent in laying this out. We can’t let conservatives whine about not knowing what “they” want—-have to make it clear that the right hasn’t been listening.

380
PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:21:44am

re: #376 jaunte

That one is perfect. :)

381
Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:22:06am

I wonder how late the Orange jackweasel will be for his press conference today?

382
Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:23:33am

re: #367 Jay C

So: avoid the possible nightmare and quit. Simple.

Yep. Losing will work, too.

383
jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:25:10am
384
makeitstop  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:25:19am

re: #381 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how late the Orange jackweasel will be for his press conference today?

He’s not doing it. Eyelash is going to insult people today.

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Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:25:54am

re: #377 Belafon

[Embedded content]

In his mind, all this was supposed to be over days ago. The cops roll in, they put down the protests, and if that doesn’t work then you roll in the NG to “restore order.” The only conclusion in his mind that things have continued through the weekend is because the governors aren’t stomping the boot down hard enough.

386
Jay C  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:26:00am

re: #373 PhillyPretzel

I like that one “Bunker Bitch.”

That’s “President BunkerBitch” to you….. ;)

387
Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:28:27am

When you consider that what Donny knows about federal law, constitutional law, and everything in-between could probably fit on a Post-it note, it’s not surprising at all that he thinks that you can just roll in tanks and put down the protests by threatening to shoot anybody that refuses to go home.

388
Belafon  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:28:53am

In other news of the broken US system:

389
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:30:47am

re: #350 Belafon

Someone should explain to him that putting down the riots won’t actually make him look better to the world.

It’ll make him look better to who he wants to look better: NoKo, Russia, Brazil, etc.

390
jaunte  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:31:05am

re: #388 Belafon

Our byzantine method of redistributing our salaries to insurance company investors.

391
stpaulbear  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:31:49am

re: #332 Sinistershade

Forgive me if the answers to my questions are obvious. I’ve found it emotionally difficult to follow the coverage.

What’s the endgame of the protests? Are there specific demands that could be met? What policy changes would address a vague demand for “justice”?

Perhaps it’s just in my nature to look for something concrete.

As Joy Reid said on MSNBC last week: The goal is “Stop killing black people!”

For a few of the people, the goal is to destroy black neighborhoods and create chaos.

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:37:33am

re: #374 makeitstop

Sounds like one of those nutjob callers to C-SPAN.

‘Pathetic’ doesn’t even start to cover it any more.

I’ve been so angry for so long. Some very old friends came out in support of Trump when he ran. I don’t talk politics. But they insisted on talking to me.
Fuck.
Off.
Hope you and yours are well. I doubt my drummer and I will get a base player and rehearse and play this year. The fire halls and social clubs will not be able to meet requirements and that will cut pay for live music.
And I’m not doing tips. That went away a long time ago.
Small pond here.

393
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 1, 2020 • 10:40:16am

re: #336 danarchy

The main thing is the arrest and charging of the remaining 3 officers. Although not sure that would do it at this point.

Narrator : it will not.

394
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 1, 2020 • 11:40:44am

re: #373 PhillyPretzel

I like that one “Bunker Bitch.”

“Don of the Bunker”


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