The Bob Cesca Podcast: President Shart

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

President Shart — [Explicit Language] The militarization of the police and how 9/11 made it worse; GI Cops; Trump walls himself into the White House; Mad Dog Mattis finally steps up and destroys Trump in a public statement; The chairman of the Joint Chiefs instructs troops to uphold their oaths; The relentless backstopping of Trump’s incompetence; Trump pulls out of Charlotte for the Republican convention; We have collusion; With Jody Hamilton and TRex David Ferguson and music by JR Moore and I Hate You Just Kidding; and more!

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579 comments

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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 3:43:40pm

Teddy sez, Fuck Trump

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 3:48:07pm
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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 3:48:44pm
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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 3:51:10pm

Regarding Tom Cotton’s fascist screed.

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LadyBehir  Jun 4, 2020 • 3:53:09pm

I can’t keep up with you guys, has this been shared here yet?

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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 3:59:14pm

re: #5 LadyBehir

I can’t keep up with you guys, has this been shared here yet?

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It has but mocking Melania never goes out of style. Be Best.

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Jay C  Jun 4, 2020 • 3:59:58pm

Civil Action report from NYC (only about 10 minutes old); The usual pre-curfew march up my street (Park Ave So) this evening as I was coming back with takeout: a LOT bigger than in recent evenings - I’d say at least 2000 people: mainly young, all masked (for safety, not anarchy!): when they halted, both sides of the Ave were filled for 5 blocks (not much social distancing, though!). Completely peaceful. Well, except for the cops who all had their batons out: but looked bored. Better than “not bored”, I suppose.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:01:45pm

Imagine how many RWNJs would have hyperventilated if Michelle Obama had chaired a FEMA briefing?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:03:56pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

I do not know how many but I do know they would have gone berserk over that thought. I do remember when HRC had meetings on health care and there was quite a fuss made over those meetings.

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gwangung  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:04:26pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Imagine how many RWNJs would have hyperventilated if Michelle Obama had chaired a FEMA briefing?

Well, we DO know how RWNJs reacted when Hilary headed up health care….

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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:04:58pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Imagine how many RWNJs would have hyperventilated if Michelle Obama had chaired a FEMA briefing?

If Trump was supposed to chair and couldn’t, why isn’t Pence or, you know, the FEMA director take his place. Trump’s probably afraid of anyone looking more presidential than he is right now. So, Melania it is.

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mmmirele  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:06:21pm

My evil too big to fail employer sent out an email last night and also converted our internal home page into a request to “[P]lease observe 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence today to reflect on events of the last week and acknowledgevthe movement for justice and equality in our communities.” They specifically asked if we had the opportunity, to have the moment of silence right before the beginning of the memorial service for George Floyd. The accompanying information specifically referenced Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

I know it’s PR but still, in the 20+ years I’ve worked here, I’ve never seen this. Never. It’s a signal of something-not even big business is behind Trump.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:07:52pm

re: #12 mmmirele

Maybe they are trying to distance themselves from DT.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:08:33pm

The quality, scale and timing point straight to Moscow

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:09:05pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Imagine how many RWNJs would have hyperventilated if Michelle Obama had chaired a FEMA briefing?

No need. We saw their reaction when she talked about nutrition.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:13:59pm

Made some chicken chili for the parental unit and I. I laid off the spices a bit per her request. Still came out good I must say. ;)

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:16:04pm

re: #16 GlutenFreeJesus

Yes. It does look good. :)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:16:37pm

re: #15 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

No need. We saw their reaction when she talked about nutrition.

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William Lewis  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:16:38pm

re: #4 Teddy’s Person

Regarding Tom Cotton’s fascist screed.

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Interpretation: Oh Shit we’re losing money. Who do we scapegoat?

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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:18:37pm

re: #13 PhillyPretzel

Maybe they are trying to distance themselves from DT.

There’s a lot of that going around.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:20:15pm

This is probably why Melanoma was chairing the FEMA briefing.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:20:44pm

re: #20 Teddy’s Person

Yes there is a lot of it going around.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:24:12pm

Snicker.

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gocart mozart  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:28:36pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:30:49pm

re: #12 mmmirele

I know it’s PR but still, in the 20+ years I’ve worked here, I’ve never seen this. Never. It’s a signal of something-not even big business is behind Trump.

This too, shall pass (especially if he wins)….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:32:25pm

moron

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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:33:46pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Trump is desperate for photo ops he can use in campaign ads.

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jeffreyw  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:38:36pm

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gocart mozart  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:40:33pm
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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:42:00pm

There is not much integrity left in Washington.

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Citizen K  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:42:02pm

Uhh….

Uhhhh……

…only one of these two things can be right, and either one reflects horrifically on James Bennet. I’d say the dude needs to go, but this shit seems to be exactly why Sulzberger pays him, so…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:43:20pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Kinda hard to campaign from the prison cafeteria.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:44:04pm

re: #30 Dread Pirate

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There is not much integrity left in Washington.

Beat the Press, Mace the Nation. It’s 1968 again, except it is much, much worse now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:44:08pm

re: #31 Citizen K

If he didn’t fucking read it, he should be fired or resign.

That’s kind of what a fucking EDITOR is supposed to do. I remember the editors I worked under when I was in journalism and they were fucking METICULOUS about reading every story and opinion piece that went into their paper.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:45:22pm

re: #30 Dread Pirate

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There is not much integrity left in Washington.

Another steady ally Trump has alienated.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:47:17pm

This is an ad I received today from Classic Firearms. They have one of these give-away contests every week, which means they are raking in the dough, because the prizes are always some kind of really expensive hardware.
Just what the well-healed Booga-Trumper needs:


Addendum: I don’t see much of a home-defense or hunting application for this.
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:47:47pm

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

If he didn’t fucking read it, he should be fired or resign.

That’s kind of what a fucking EDITOR is supposed to do. I remember the editors I worked under when I as in journalism and they were fucking METICULOUS about reading every story and opinion piece that went into their paper.

This. It is literally an editor’s job to know exactly what is going into their paper - to the point that the stereotypical editor (as portrayed on TV, etc.) winds up proofreading their columnists. That’s the level of detail the really anal ones go to.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:48:46pm

re: #36 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is an ad I received today from Classic Firearms. They have one of these give-away contests every week, which means they are raking in the dough, because the prizes are always some kind of really expensive hardware.
Just what the well-healed Booga-Trumper needs:

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The “No NFA paperwork required” for that thing terrifies me. Holy God, that would be so easy to turn into a fully automatic 9mm-spraying nightmare.

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lawhawk  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:51:43pm

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

If he didn’t fucking read it, he should be fired or resign.

That’s kind of what a fucking EDITOR is supposed to do. I remember the editors I worked under when I was in journalism and they were fucking METICULOUS about reading every story and opinion piece that went into their paper.

Same deal with Esper. He didn’t know what Trump was doing when they were going to the church and clearing the park, or he knew that they were clearing the park for a photo op.

Either way, he should resign/be fired.

But we know how this works. They just wont give a shit, and Trumpists got what they wanted with Cotton’s fascist flopsweat getting widespread dissemination. That was the point.

Added:

This is editorial malpractice and a firing offense. At any lesser paper, Bennet would be gone. But with the Times, they’ll let this go, just as they have with racists like Stephens continuing to spew toxic crap on the editorial page.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:53:25pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:55:14pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

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Jesus.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:56:48pm

re: #12 mmmirele

My evil too big to fail employer sent out an email last night and also converted our internal home page into a request to “[P]lease observe 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence today to reflect on events of the last week and acknowledgevthe movement for justice and equality in our communities.” They specifically asked if we had the opportunity, to have the moment of silence right before the beginning of the memorial service for George Floyd. The accompanying information specifically referenced Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

I know it’s PR but still, in the 20+ years I’ve worked here, I’ve never seen this. Never. It’s a signal of something-not even big business is behind Trump.

Email from my just as evil bank declaring their support for blah blah blah (I of course agree with the protesters, but PR speeches flow in and out of my head like a gentle breeze). Also not seen previously.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:57:13pm

re: #38 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The “No NFA paperwork required” for that thing terrifies me. Holy God, that would be so easy to turn into a fully automatic 9mm-spraying nightmare.

I cringe trying to imagine what people in the UK, and most of the civilized world, think when they see craziness like this.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:57:52pm

re: #42 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Email from my just as evil bank declaring their support for blah blah blah (I of course agree with the protesters, but PR speeches flow in and out of my head like a gentle breeze). Also not seen previously.

Got an email from my big boss as well. It was extremely bland, but it was at least unequivocal in calling for an “elimination of injustice and racism”, which had that going for it. I appreciate that corporate statements on justice and equality are difficult, but come on, if corporations are people…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 4:58:54pm

re: #43 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I cringe trying to imagine what people in the UK, and most of the civilized world, think when they see craziness like this.

From a few vague conversations with Irish people, and Italian people who spoke enough English to converse, they mostly seem surprised when they meet one of us who isn’t a crazy arrogant asshole.

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William Lewis  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:00:25pm

re: #38 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The “No NFA paperwork required” for that thing terrifies me. Holy God, that would be so easy to turn into a fully automatic 9mm-spraying nightmare.

Mechanical machine guns have always been exempt. The glock magazine requirement is the real limit on it for a maximum of 30 rounds at a time. A pistol or carbine would be more dangerous than this expensive toy.

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thecommodore  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:02:29pm
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BeachDem  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:02:44pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Maybe they can dig up one of the Joes (or as they call them, the Joe’s). That worked well before.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:04:42pm

re: #48 BeachDem

Maybe they can dig up one of the Joes (or as they call them, the Joe’s). That worked well before.

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Whatever happened to not Joe the non plumber?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:04:45pm

I am watching Marian Anderson: Once in a Hundred Years.

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lawhawk  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:05:26pm

It’s not just big police departments. It’s not just a few bad apples. Every state has problem departments that run roughshod over civil rights of the people they swore to protect.

This begs for state or federal oversight and federal monitors at a minimum. It should require a complete house cleaning and new training.

But watch the cops fight this tooth and nail. They’ll attack the whistleblowers and refuse to improve policing.

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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:06:50pm

re: #14 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The quality, scale and timing point straight to Moscow

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I had my kids read about the Tulsa Riots, history.com. Part of the article is this:

The false belief that a large-scale insurrection among black Tulsans was underway, including reinforcements from nearby towns and cities with large African-American populations, fueled the growing hysteria.

As dawn broke on June 1, thousands of white citizens poured into the Greenwood District, looting and burning homes and businesses over an area of 35 city blocks. Firefighters who arrived to help put out fires later testified that rioters had threatened them with guns and forced them to leave.

Since then, I have been showing him things like the text above that are similar.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:07:15pm

I hear ya

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Citizen K  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:08:26pm

As other might be vaguely aware, I am a wrestling fan. One of my favorite acts has been The New Day, mostly because they have the freedom to be their own thing, and they are unabashedly nerds atop of everything else. That includes Xavier Woods, who runs his own gaming Youtube channel that is semi-connected to other WWE projects, and regularly makes appearances in other gaming media or events.

He was brought on to a Twitch stream for an event in the game Valorant, and before the games started, he was asked to comment on the current situation with the protests. He posted the relevant clip from that stream on his Youtube channel and…well, just listen.

Austin Creed’s powerful message on life experiences, community and taking action

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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:08:30pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

And after all this they will still be called liberal/left-wing media. If we actually had “liberal” media he might not have ever been a blip on anyone’s radar.

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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:09:44pm

re: #33 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Beat the Press, Mace the Nation. It’s 1968 again, except it is much, much worse now.

We’ve missed two assassinations of leaders, so I’m gonna say we’re not there yet.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:09:45pm

re: #49 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Whatever happened to not Joe the non plumber?

As of Dec. 2019, Wurzelbacher is an executive of Swiftshield, a company that makes steel barricades to protect students in the event of a mass shooting. Source: Washington Examiner

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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:10:11pm

re: #53 The Pie Overlord!

I hear ya

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JHC we can’t take four more days of this.

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Jay C  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:12:39pm

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

If he didn’t fucking read it, he should be fired or resign.

That’s kind of what a fucking EDITOR is supposed to do. I remember the editors I worked under when I was in journalism and they were fucking METICULOUS about reading every story and opinion piece that went into their paper.

WUT?
WUT THE ALMIGHTY?
WUT THE ALMIGHTY FUCK??????

OK, now my mind IS made up, and the decision can be acronymed as FTFNYT! Twice. Sideways.

Bennet DIDN’T FUCKING READ Cotton’s Op-Ed turd before sending it along to publish?? A piece which has generated more ill-will for the Times than anything I can recall since Iraq? And which he spent much column-inches and pixels on *apologizing* for??

The mind, it is blown……

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BeachDem  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:12:42pm

re: #49 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Whatever happened to not Joe the non plumber?

Hmm, you peakedpiqued** my curiosity—here’s the latest (of course, it’s got cognitive dissonance written all over it)

In an open letter to the parents of victims who died in the 2014 Isla Vista killings, Wurzelbacher wrote of his right to “protect my family” stating, “As harsh as this sounds—your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights

And, from a 2018 Fox interview:

Wurzelbacher relived the Obama interview that made him famous. Today, Wurzelbacher is an executive of Swiftshield, a company that makes steel barricades to protect students in the event of a mass shooting. (not linking it; not watching it—I’m already nauseated from events of the day.)

**brought to my attention and contributing to my everlasting embarrassment

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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:12:47pm

re: #57 Teddy’s Person

As of Dec. 2019, Wurzelbacher is an executive of Swiftshield, a company that makes steel barricades to protect students in the event of a mass shooting. Source: Washington Examiner

This might be just me looking for the downside of everything, but if that’s the only thing they make, then he has a financial interest in having school shootings continue to be a thing.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:15:23pm
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BeachDem  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:17:14pm

re: #61 Jack Burton

This might be just me looking for the downside of everything, but if that’s the only thing they make, then he has a financial interest in having school shootings continue to be a thing.

As noted above—

In an open letter to the parents of victims who died in the 2014 Isla Vista killings, Wurzelbacher wrote of his right to “protect my family” stating, “As harsh as this sounds—your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.

So yeah, Not Joe not a plumber is ok fine with school shootings.

Spit. Vomit. Rinse. Repeat.

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stpaulbear  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:18:19pm

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

If he didn’t fucking read it, he should be fired or resign.

That’s kind of what a fucking EDITOR is supposed to do. I remember the editors I worked under when I was in journalism and they were fucking METICULOUS about reading every story and opinion piece that went into their paper.

What I want to know is did he not read it but send down instructions that it must be published anyway?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:18:23pm

re: #63 BeachDem

As noted above—

In an open letter to the parents of victims who died in the 2014 Isla Vista killings, Wurzelbacher wrote of his right to “protect my family” stating, “As harsh as this sounds—your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.

So yeah, Not Joe not a plumber is ok fine with school shootings.

Spit. Vomit. Rinse. Repeat.

I’m sorry, what happened to the “inalienable right” to life? Oh, right, apparently the Constitution is more important than the Declaration of Fucking Independence.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:18:26pm

re: #61 Jack Burton

This might be just me looking for the downside of everything, but if that’s the only thing they make, then he has a financial interest in having school shootings continue to be a thing.

That’s it exactly

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:21:53pm

Fuck trump!

Am I late?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:22:08pm

re: #60 BeachDem

Hmm, you peaked my curiosity—

Speaking of nazis — spelling nazis, that is — it’s piqued.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:24:05pm

re: #64 stpaulbear

What I want to know is did he not read it but send down instructions that it must be published anyway?

I, umm, do not believe him when he said he didn’t read it.

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thecommodore  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:24:41pm

According to electoral-vote.com, BIden is within one point of Trump in Texas, two in Iowa, three in Utah (which hasn’t gone blue since 1964), three in NC, and four in Missouri.

Yes, it’s only June, and polling is still very light nationwide, but if Biden flips all of those states, in addition to Arizona and George (where EV shows him having slight leads), and retaking the states Clinton lost in ‘16, he will have 427 electoral votes.

That is one more than George HW Bush won in 1988 over Dukakis.

electoral-vote.com

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:25:25pm

re: #53 The Pie Overlord!

I hear ya

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We won’t take 4 more years of this

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teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:26:21pm
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Nojay UK  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:27:11pm

re: #46 William Lewis

Someone I’m on an email bounce with went to a gun show after promising his wife he’d only buy something if it was belt-fed. He didn’t have an FFL or any plans to jump through the hoops needed to own anything full-auto. He came home with an M1919 converted to single shot operation. His wife got a sewing room extension to the house.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:27:12pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:29:40pm

Something about a woman scorned.

There is no one to root for in this exchange. They all suck.

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Jay C  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:30:19pm

re: #70 thecommodore

According to electoral-vote.com, BIden is within one point of Trump in Texas, two in Iowa, three in Utah (which hasn’t gone blue since 1964), three in NC, and four in Missouri.

Yes, it’s only June, and polling is still very light nationwide, but if Biden flips all of those states, in addition to Arizona and George (where EV shows him having slight leads), and retaking the states Clinton lost in ‘16, he will have 427 electoral votes.

That is one more than George HW Bush won in 1988 over Dukakis.

electoral-vote.com

I dunno: still WAY too early in the game for these polls to have much meaning, BUT; I think IA and NC are very possible pickups for Joe (and Dems in general) - TX, UT and MO are lost causes, IMO; (though GA is not) - but if it causes the Repubs to have to spend a bundle to retain them, no biggie… But then again, money, per se, NEVER seems to be a problem for Republicans,,,,,

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BeachDem  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:33:15pm

re: #68 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Speaking of nazis — spelling nazis, that is — it’s piqued.

OK—now I am extremely embarrassed—and I need a drink—and a nap (and, obviously, a dictionary!)

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sagehen  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:33:20pm

re: #12 mmmirele

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I know it’s PR but still, in the 20+ years I’ve worked here, I’ve never seen this. Never. It’s a signal of something-not even big business is behind Trump.

The generals gave them permission to oppose the president.

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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:34:06pm

Another thing itching my ass…

I keep hearing, even Bob Cesca mentions this in the podcast today, that George Floyd had COVID-19 on top of everything else.

Ummm… He tested positive on April 5th I think, and was killed on May 25th.

If that is the case then he either *HAD* COVID. Past tense. or he had a false positive. 7-8 weeks later after a positive test he’d either be over it or would be dying in the hospital on a ventilator. This is a fucking non-issue and we shouldn’t even be discussing it in regards to what happened.

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garzooma  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:34:08pm

re: #30 Dread Pirate

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The U.S. Park Police union just said those Australian journalists in Lafayette Park were “in the middle of violent protesters” and “may have fallen.

Why is the union commenting, rather than, you know the U.S. Park Police? While they’re at it, they can explain how WUSA9 found tear gas canisters at the site of the Lafayette Park protests when only smoke grenades were used.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:34:20pm

He thinks he’s a shitlord because he trolled the New York Fucking Times

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gocart mozart  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:41:03pm
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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:42:20pm

re: #54 Citizen K

I’m not into gaming, but that was worth listening to.

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teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:42:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:42:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:42:52pm

re: #50 PhillyPretzel

I am watching Marian Anderson: Once in a Hundred Years.

I’m watching Hidden Figures

wow

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gocart mozart  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:43:50pm

Didn’t know Yang played jazz

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:47:38pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

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Imagine being outsmarted by Tom Freakin Cotton?

They should be ashamed.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:48:49pm
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plansbandc  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:49:16pm
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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:50:27pm

So an army teenaged KPop fangirls are cleaning up Twitter far better than Jack ever dreamed of.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:52:32pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:53:03pm
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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:54:11pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:57:52pm

re: #56 Belafon

We’ve missed two assassinations of leaders, so I’m gonna say we’re not there yet.

I was thinking about Chicago 1968, which is where those phrases originated. I should have said so.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2020 • 5:58:59pm
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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:00:21pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:02:49pm

re: #90 plansbandc

Breaking: NYS Judge James Burke rules NYPD can now keep anyone (peaceful protestors arrested for curfew and criminal looters) detained for over 24 hours given these are extraordinary times. “It’s a crisis within a crisis”, he said. “All writs are denied, BK, BX and manhattan”

this is how they punish you without trial. If you want a trial, you have to wait another 24 to get in front of a judge. I’ve been through the system in NYC. It’s a fucking factory for punishing people who have not been convicted and in most cases will have their charges dropped for lack of evidence. It makes me want to scream. I’m not going out, but If I did get caught I would be in for days after a gave my two cents to everyone in the court system. Such a waste of resources.

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sagehen  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:03:29pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

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For MLK’s generation of activists and organizers, it was network television that turned the tide in their favor.

For today’s activists and organizers, it’s iPhones and YouTube.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:03:45pm
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garzooma  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:07:30pm

Saw this in Mother Jones:

White House Security Blocks Washington’s Episcopalian Bishop from Holding a Vigil at Her Church

On Wednesday, Trump-authorized federal police closed off a portion of 16th Street just north of the church, about a block from the White House, which kept clergy from being able to use their house of worship.

Bishop Mariann Budde, who had assailed Trump’s Monday visit as a “symbolic misuse of the most sacred texts of our tradition,” planned to hold a vigil in front of the church to show solidarity with protesters. But a new security perimeter, extending almost a quarter of a mile out from the front of the White House, blocked her access and forced her into the street.

So besides assaulting one of the Episcopal Church’s priests, Trump is effectively confiscating church property — usurping it for his own use but denying them usage.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:08:15pm

re: #98 I Would Prefer Not To

this is how they punish you without trial. If you want a trial, you have to wait another 24 to get in front of a judge. I’ve been through the system in NYC. It’s a fucking factory for punishing people who have not been convicted and in most cases will have their charges dropped for lack of evidence. It makes me want to scream. I’m not going out, but If I did get caught I would be in for days after a gave my two cents to everyone in the court system. Such a waste of resources.

But with coronavirus still lurking in New York, this is an especially vindictive decision.

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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:09:46pm

re: #100 jaunte

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There should be a million people there right now pulling that shit down. This isn’t his house. It belongs to all of us.

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Cheechako  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:14:49pm

re: #100 jaunte

Can we call this “Fort trump”?

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Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:17:16pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:18:36pm
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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:22:13pm

re: #102 garzooma

Saw this in Mother Jones:

So besides assaulting one of the Episcopal Church’s priests, Trump is effectively confiscating church property — usurping it for his own use but denying them usage.

The Church is outside of the fence unless that photo is incorrect.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:23:32pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Imagine how many RWNJs would have hyperventilated if Michelle Obama had chaired a FEMA briefing?

I remember how they threw fits when Hillary took on healthcare...and they cheered when the bill failed…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:24:29pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:25:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:26:06pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:27:46pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She’s “very concerned”.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:28:11pm
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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:29:03pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:29:21pm

re: #51 lawhawk

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It’s not just big police departments. It’s not just a few bad apples. Every state has problem departments that run roughshod over civil rights of the people they swore to protect.

This begs for state or federal oversight and federal monitors at a minimum. It should require a complete house cleaning and new training.

But watch the cops fight this tooth and nail. They’ll attack the whistleblowers and refuse to improve policing.

Google “LAPD RAMPART DIVISION SCANDAL” and see how a gang of racist cops framed hundreds of innocent people of color by planting drugs on them.

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gocart mozart  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:29:39pm

Currently trending at #2 #QAnon which is mostly K-pop

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Cheechako  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:30:41pm

This is a very fast reaction:

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:33:50pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:35:38pm

re: #119 jaunte

This is what I don’t understand. Yes, I’m a rich white male, so I am afforded the luxury of peaceable interactions with police. But in those interactions, they seem like they are compassionate people who have souls. However, when I see those same officers interacting with people not of my race or gender, they are hard and aggressive, and it makes no sense to me. Aren’t we all people? Aren’t we all Americans? What’s so different that you have to be an asshole to Those People but you treat me with more respect than I probably deserve?

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:36:45pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

The math feels inevitable. I don’t think these numbers are hyperbolic. Half of us (say 150 million) get exposed in the next year or so. 1% maybe a bit less of that die from it. Call it 1.2 million. Then we get natural “herd” immunity.

I’m no antivaxx guy. Nor do I believe this happy talk fantasy bullshit about a vaccine by New Year. And causes the policy dilemma-What rate of harm is acceptable and make it mandatory? Or even not mandatory?

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:37:17pm

re: #121 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

These are the people who are willing to follow orders no matter what.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:37:24pm

re: #122 Rightwingconspirator

Except the math seems to indicate that herd immunity won’t kick in until we hit around 80% exposed. You do the math.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:40:45pm

re: #119 jaunte

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I can’t deal with this. This is the shit they do when they know they are being filmed. Fuck trump. I’m taking a mentalhealth break. fuck trump.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:41:52pm

re: #120 gocart mozart

This is now the content you get when you go to #QAnon

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That video might trigger seizures or migraines.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:43:52pm

re: #124 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Except the math seems to indicate that herd immunity won’t kick in until we hit around 80% exposed. You do the math.

There was no “herd immunity” to smallpox, TB, measles or mumps or polio until there were vaccines and mass vaccinations.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:44:04pm

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:45:10pm

re: #124 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, sigh. Might be that high. But we have lost less than 10% of the number of Americans than we shall. Assuming no cure, no vaccine in less than a year or two. How do you dodge that bullet for a year and not take this shit somewhere it sickens or kills others?

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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:45:14pm

re: #124 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Except the math seems to indicate that herd immunity won’t kick in until we hit around 80% exposed. You do the math.

> 82.5% at worst case value for R naught.

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sagehen  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:45:41pm

re: #116 Joe Bacon 🌹

Google “LAPD RAMPART DIVISION SCANDAL” and see how a gang of racist cops framed hundreds of innocent people of color by planting drugs on them.

Also, NYPD Dirty Thirty. and Larry Davis & William Kuntsler.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:45:53pm

re: #127 The Pie Overlord!

There was no “herd immunity” to smallpox, TB, measles or mumps or polio until there were vaccines and mass vaccinations.

Yeah. There was apparently a question to my client’s CEO about, “Hey, why do formerly positive employees still have to wear masks? Aren’t we not contagious?” The reply was, “Basically, we don’t know that people aren’t still shedding virus yet, so until that’s been proven, wear a damn mask.” Same goes for herd immunity.

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stpaulbear  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:45:59pm

re: #105 Cheechako

Can we call this “Fort trump”?

Yesterday Colbert called it “Tiny Man Square”.

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Jack Burton  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:47:42pm

re: #130 Jack Burton

> 82.5% at worst case value for R naught.

Which is 272,028,352 people btw…

Two Hundred and Seventy Two MILLION

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:48:35pm

re: #133 stpaulbear

Yesterday Colbert called it “Tiny Man Square”.

I love that.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:49:18pm

re: #132 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah. There was apparently a question to my client’s CEO about, “Hey, why do formerly positive employees still have to wear masks? Aren’t we not contagious?” The reply was, “Basically, we don’t know that people aren’t still shedding virus yet, so until that’s been proven, wear a damn mask.” Same goes for herd immunity.

More to the point let’s say I had it and am presumptively immune. I still won’t have the time or energy to explain that shit to everyone and am not inclined to stress people out needlessly. At that point simply modeling good behavior is enough reason for me.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:50:16pm

re: #105 Cheechako

Can we call this “Fort trump”?

Fort Douchebag

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:50:32pm

re: #131 sagehen

Also, NYPD Dirty Thirty. and Larry Davis & William Kuntsler.

and Serpico

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:51:41pm

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

More to the point let’s say I had it and am presumptively immune. I still won’t have the time or energy to explain that shit to everyone and am not inclined to stress people out needlessly. At that point simply modeling good behavior is enough reason for me.

So, this is me. I’ve been literally isolated for nearly three full months. The few interactions I have had, have all been with the same people. It’s relatively safe to say I’ve probably never had it. I wear a mask, not because I think I’m a risk to other people, but out of respect to others who might think me irresponsible if I don’t, and to set an example for people like my younger friends, who are reckless because they feel young and indestructible.

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William Lewis  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:51:54pm

re: #133 stpaulbear

Yesterday Colbert called it “Tiny Man Square”.

Nah. Tiny HANDS Square ;)

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Decatur Deb  Jun 4, 2020 • 6:59:00pm

re: #105 Cheechako

Can we call this “Fort trump”?

Stalag Gelb

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:00:33pm

re: #105 Cheechako

Can we call this “Fort trump”?

Oh no.

It’s Американское отделение Кремля

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:02:04pm
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Citizen K  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:02:40pm

…well then. Look who deigned to reply to me. (previous tweets posted as well for context)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:03:05pm

I’m about to resume watching The Man in the High Castle. What a stunning realization of a world that might well have existed. One thing that stands out is how natural and convincing even small details are. The scenes in Denver in the Neutral Zone remind me of my childhood in Colorado Springs in the late 50s, including things I hadn’t thought of in 50 years, like the shape of the street lights or the neon signs on every business street. It is also alarming to see how naturally J. Edgar Hoover managed to fit himself into the Nazi regime. You see him at John Smith’s side and think, “Well, of course,” then “Oh shit!”

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Teukka  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:03:14pm

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Hmm… Name and face rings a bell…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:04:17pm

re: #144 Citizen K

…well then. Look who deigned to reply to me. (previous tweets posted as well for context)

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Did we expect to hear anything else from Mark Halpern’s JO Buddy?

Nope.

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garzooma  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:04:38pm

re: #108 Jack Burton

The Church is outside of the fence unless that photo is incorrect.

Yeah, but there’s a picture of goons blocking access to the church, which is to the left:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZnNkaTWkAEN5Dx?format=jpg&name=large

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:15:18pm

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teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:18:59pm

re: #144 Citizen K

Just reply to the tweet with a picture of a shirtless old man.

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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:23:53pm

re: #122 Rightwingconspirator

The math feels inevitable. I don’t think these numbers are hyperbolic. Half of us (say 150 million) get exposed in the next year or so. 1% maybe a bit less of that die from it. Call it 1.2 million. Then we get natural “herd” immunity.

I’m no antivaxx guy. Nor do I believe this happy talk fantasy bullshit about a vaccine by New Year. And causes the policy dilemma-What rate of harm is acceptable and make it mandatory? Or even not mandatory?

Estimates are that it will take between 70-90% exposure or vaccination to reach herd immunity. That means 229 million people have to be exposed AT THE LOW END. Even if “only” 1% die, 2.29M people die. That’s not small. That’s not acceptable.

It sucks being this way. What we should be doing is figuring out how to take care of each other, and preparing for shutdowns like now. But deciding we’re just going to ride out the pain of a few million people dying. Nope.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:26:50pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:28:32pm

This worked out well for them.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:30:44pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

Why does that fake account have a checkmark?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:30:48pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:31:03pm

re: #153 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This worked out well for them.

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To use an inappropriate meme, “It was in that moment, the editor knew, he fucked up.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:36:34pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

Iran appears to be a very troubling example of what could happen — their new case count was headed down, had in fact dropped about 75%, and now it is skyrocketing, to the highest level of the pandemic there. Maybe this is just due to more testing? Deaths have not yet reflected a significant change, but there would be a lag in this curve. I don’t know enough about the policies they adopted to stop the spread, but whatever they were, they don’t seem to be working any longer.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:37:36pm

re: #153 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This worked out well for them.

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Just waiting for Sulzberger to toss Bennet under the bus but that will not be enough.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:40:40pm

re: #154 The Pie Overlord!

Why does that fake account have a checkmark?

I think it’s an icon not an actual checkmark.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:40:57pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:41:57pm

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Remember that bit where I said that God needed to keep in practice? He’s definitely walking his shots.

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garzooma  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:43:20pm

re: #97 Dread Pirate

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Protesters sue Trump and Barr over ousting from Lafayette Square

The story has a link to the filing. Looks like the ACLU is part of the suit.

Scott Michelman (D.C. Bar No. 1006945)
Arthur B. Spitzer (D.C. Bar No. 235960)
Michael Perloff (D.C. Bar No. 1601047)
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES
UNION FOUNDATION
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:43:40pm

re: #159 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think it’s an icon not an actual checkmark.

How can you tell?

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Decatur Deb  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:44:38pm

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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If that really just happened, they’ll be the rest of the night digging him out of the bunker.

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Teukka  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:46:29pm

re: #164 Decatur Deb

If that really just happened, they’ll be the rest of the night digging him out of the bunker.

And changing his diapers.

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Teukka  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:53:41pm

So this scrolled by on my reddit feed:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 7:59:07pm

re: #163 The Pie Overlord!

How can you tell?

Look at the placement. It’s smaller and higher than the others.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:00:02pm

re: #164 Decatur Deb

If that really just happened, they’ll be the rest of the night digging him out of the bunker.

They’re gonna have to bleach the floors in the bunker. Talk about a shit storm.

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Teukka  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:00:14pm

re: #166 Teukka

So this scrolled by on my reddit feed:

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Sauce: reddit.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:02:50pm

re: #168 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They’re gonna have to bleach the floors in the bunker. Talk about a shit storm.

We know why.

It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds for the Miralax to work when Trump sat on the Golden Throne.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:03:24pm

re: #167 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Look at the placement. It’s smaller and higher than the others.

I linked to the actual account and the check mark looked ok there:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:03:31pm

hi

Turned on the air conditioner for the first time this year, for about two hours. It’s cooled off to about 70°F / 21°Commie now.

Lots of other people here were posting flower pictures, but my flowers had not come out yet. Some of them are now, so have an iris.

Close up of an iris in front of my house.
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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:04:23pm

re: #167 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Look at the placement. It’s smaller and higher than the others.

When you mouseover it says “verified account”

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:04:59pm

re: #144 Citizen K

Yes because that Senator is advocating for fascism,

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:06:47pm

Malik is a MAGA from the beginning of Trump.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:08:15pm

re: #171 Hecuba’s daughter

I linked to the actual account and the check mark looked ok there:

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You’re right. It’s that Obama’s brother?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:08:50pm

re: #176 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

You’re right. It’s that Obama’s brother?

Yes

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Dave In Austin  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:11:20pm

Add this to the list……. Pigs! And I haven’t called them that since the ’70s

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:12:59pm
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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:20:28pm
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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:21:40pm

re: #175 Dread Pirate

He’s clearly embittered that he didn’t get the patronage and lift in his political career that he was expecting from Barack Obama.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:21:53pm

About those Buffalo police pushing down that poor old man.

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BigPapa  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:23:07pm

Needy Amin’s pathetic walk to the church is so much starker now that I’ve had time to simmer. The image of him walking alone, with all his sycophants behind him, says a lot about the photo op. What kind of leader walks alone in front of his crew?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:25:46pm

re: #183 BigPapa

Needy Amin’s pathetic walk to the church is so much starker now that I’ve had time to simmer. The image of him walking alone, with all his sycophants behind him, says a lot about the photo op. What kind of leader walks alone in front of his crew?

The guy who pushes Queen Elizabeth an vs walks in front of her at her home?

The guy who keeps the umbrella e-file his wife walls in the rain?

The guy who hand shakes to show what Manly man he is?

Totally on brand.

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Sherlock Hound  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:27:31pm

re: #141 Decatur Deb

Stalag Gelb

Fort Courage

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stpaulbear  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:29:06pm

re: #183 BigPapa

Needy Amin’s pathetic walk to the church is so much starker now that I’ve had time to simmer. The image of him walking alone, with all his sycophants behind him, says a lot about the photo op. What kind of leader walks alone in front of his crew?

Somebody who is filming a commercial for himself.

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Ferdinand  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:30:51pm

re: #107 gocart mozart

Kpop fans know how to dominate the battle space.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:34:15pm

re: #100 jaunte

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BigPapa  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:34:25pm

re: #186 stpaulbear

Somebody who is filming a commercial for himself.

If I’m a Biden or DNC campaign manager that imagery is gold. I hope they hammer him relentlessly on that. Super weird and ugly.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:40:47pm
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BeachDem  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:45:20pm

re: #114 jaunte

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:47:50pm

re: #191 BeachDem

Worst field trip ever.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:53:52pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:54:25pm

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BeachDem  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:56:20pm

re: #183 BigPapa

Needy Amin’s pathetic walk to the church is so much starker now that I’ve had time to simmer. The image of him walking alone, with all his sycophants behind him, says a lot about the photo op. What kind of leader walks alone in front of his crew?

This kind

Queen Elizabeth Forced To Walk Around Trump When He Stops Suddenly In Awkward Moment

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:56:34pm

re: #191 BeachDem

I didn’t know the National Guard had a variant of the Navy’s “All-weather planes, fair weather pilots.”

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Dave In Austin  Jun 4, 2020 • 8:57:47pm

This thread…….

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Dave In Austin  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:00:02pm

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Consideriing the storm they had in DC, I’m glad they are inside.
Nixon would have at least got them Hot CoCo.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:04:00pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:04:36pm

GI police investigating suspects who sprayed liquid at Sunday protesters (Goes to KSNB Channel 4 in Grand Island, Nebr.)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) Police are investigating a Sunday night incident in which protesters in Grand Island were sprayed with a liquid from a pressurized toy water gun.

This still image was pulled from a video which showed protesters sprayed with liquid from a toy water gun used by a passenger in a car driving by.

Video of the incident obtained by Local4 shows a teenager spraying protesters while riding in a car driving by the street. Protesters who were hit say it smelled like vinegar, but in the video that was posted to the boy’s Snapchat he repeatedly said it was mixed with urine.

The incident happened Sunday night during a Black Lives Matter protest march from a Grand Island park to a parking lot on South Locust Street.

“It was just really disrespectful and that kid thought it was a joke and it was a prank and it’s not,” Jasmine Tapia, a protester who was hit with the liquid, said. “What we are fighting for is not a prank and not something to be messed with.”

(more)

The police are determining what liquid was sprayed at protestors. Two teenagers are involved and identified. If the liquid was vinegar, they will be charged with misdemenaour assault.

If the liquid includes urine as claimed in the video, they will be charged with felony assault.

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austin_blue  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:10:24pm

re: #178 Dave In Austin

Add this to the list……. Pigs! And I haven’t called them that since the ’70s

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They may have.

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BigPapa  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:11:27pm

Newsroom Breaks Into Open Revolt After New York Times Publishes Call for Military Crackdown
According to one employee, Sen. Tom Cotton’s column has netted the Times its highest-ever number of cancellations in a single hour.
By ASHLEY FEINBERG

In one Slack room, two employees who work in the Times’ customer service center were stunned by the rate of cancellations.

Employee A: they have to first get aligned on what the company is going to say which is always tougher

Employee B: 172 cancels so far for this … every time I refresh it just grows faster and faster

Employee A: 203 editorial cancellations between 4 - 5 = the highest hourly total ever in the data we have buckle up everyone!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:17:25pm

re: #197 Dave In Austin

This thread…….

Mr. Harriot could probably use Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s title for his next piece: “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

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Dave In Austin  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:26:31pm

F***

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:34:43pm

re: #204 Dave In Austin

F***

Shots fired outside Colorado Capitol on Thursday afternoon (Denver Post)

At least one gunman fired several shots outside the state Capitol on Thursday afternoon, prompting a brief lockdown and shutting down traffic as Denver police secured the scene. Police said no injuries were reported.

Police closed Colfax Avenue from Lincoln to Grant streets, and there were several officers and squad cars at the scene. Police spokesman Jay Casillas said authorities didn’t know yet if there were one or multiple shooters. No one was in custody.

“Should there be any threat to the public, we will make proper notification to residents,” police said in a tweet.

Lobbyist Mike Beasley had just left the Capitol and was at the corner of East 16th Avenue and Sherman Street when the shooting started. A car, driven by a woman, was parked in the middle of the intersection at Sherman and Colfax and a man was shooting toward at least three young adults who were running southwest over the hill on the Capitol’s lawn, he said.

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danarchy  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:34:53pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

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Chuck has a verified sock puppet account? How’d he swing that?

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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:36:16pm

re: #206 danarchy

Chuck has a verified sock puppet account? How’d he swing that?

Obama’s brother is a Trump supporter.

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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:38:39pm
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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:38:58pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:39:35pm

re: #178 Dave In Austin

Add this to the list……. Pigs! And I haven’t called them that since the ’70s

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The Right Wing Twitterverse will say the 75-year old man is a member of Antifa. We know it’s coming.

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Belafon  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:40:17pm

re: #210 DodgerFan1988

The Right Wing Twitterverse will say the 75-year old man is a member of Antifa. We know it’s coming.

And? So what if he is?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:46:40pm

re: #210 DodgerFan1988

The drive to label everything “antifa” should probably be seen as a parallel to the existing trend of calling everything “socialist”:

They’re tarring the position that will resist them doing whatever they want.

They have to destroy the meaning of the word, so that when “socialism” and “antifa” are demonstrated to be valid positions, the concepts have in social parlance simply come to mean “taboo bad thing, can’t hear it.”

It’s a confession of what they’re planning next.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:47:19pm

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Note: I didn’t check the date on the article before I posted it. That article is from Jan 5, 2018.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:47:32pm

re: #209 Belafon

Checks Third Amendment off norms bingo card.

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:49:38pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:50:09pm

re: #214 jaunte

Checks Third Amendment off norms bingo card.

St. John Parish House already did that.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:51:38pm

Well, another grim day is done, so here are some random flowers to tide us over.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:52:29pm

Not the ordinary sort.

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danarchy  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:52:51pm

re: #207 Belafon

Obama’s brother is a Trump supporter.

How does that make this a Chuck C Johnson sock then? I am confused.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:53:19pm

And some are just pretty.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:54:15pm

Poopy pants and Malik are buddy buddy. Of course he’s using Malik’s account.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:54:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:55:47pm
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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:00:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:02:18pm

My wife linked me to a video from the area of Chicago she used to live in (Cicero).

People like the Proud Boys stared doing damage, looting, and violence about half a block from her old house as a child.

A combination of the Chicago Police and Latin Kings worked to round them up. The Latin Kings blocked the streets while the police moved in to arrest the “outside agitators.”

(6:31, caution for gunfire, coarse language, and violence)

Chicago Hispanic gangs protect businesses against looters /thugs

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jaunte  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:18:58pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:22:20pm

I’m old enough to remember when the wingnuts lost their shit over WH tours being put on hold during the sequester. Screams of “THAT’S OUR HOUSE!” and demands that Congressional Repubs “do something” to force the tours to resume. Derided Obama as a “king” and a “tyrant” for thinking that he could just stop people from entering the WH.

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austin_blue  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:29:13pm

What is Antifa? Were is it located? Who is in charge? If it is distributed, like Isis, or Al-Queda cells, why can’t we find them?

Is our Deep State that incapable?

It’s a puzzlement, isn’t it?

Maybe it’s just a group of loosely organized kids who want to get an opportunity to bash white supremicist assholes in the ear when they are giving interviews spewing hate. That’s really the only thing I’ve seen them done on camera. Most of the rest of it seems to be related to Social Justice and, you know, opposing fascism.

I’ve never seem them yell “I’m Antifa, and I’m robbing this jewelry store/bodega/electronics/camera/department store for the masses!”

There are ARE people who are robbing jewelry stores/bodegas/electronics/camera/ and department stores, but these are people who do it for a living. We call them “thieves”. They are opportunists taking advantage in the chaos.

Maybe LEOs should concentrate on them instead of beating the shit out of non-violent people who are carrying BLM signs. Seems like it would do a lot to decrease actual property crime.

Night all, fearing for my Democracy, and at this point, fuck my life. New cases exploding across Texas.

I have got to make a Home Depot run tomorrow (an unfortunate plumbing leak and a dire need for a shade for the front of the house because of new construction to the immediate west), and a food run to the HEB. We’ve done pretty well here in the People’s Republic of Travis County, but a lot of the other counties in this State are just “Let ‘er rip!”

Fuckwits.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:35:39pm

re: #228 austin_blue

Antifa is an LLC registered to a PO Box in Delaware.

If you have a complaint against Antifa, you will have to travel to Delaware to use their appointed arbiter to solve your complaint.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:37:39pm

Go for it. We could use less red-staters.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:39:12pm

re: #230 Dread Pirate

Mount Rushmore? Trump’s going to be too close to me.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:41:04pm

re: #230 Dread Pirate

Go for it. We could use less red-staters.

HEY

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ckkatz  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:48:25pm

A few very late thoughts to the World War 1 discussion of a couple of threads ago.

(Sorry, I just caught up. I had a bunch of yardwork and shopping to catch up on. Interestingly - Costco [Leesburg Va store] had quart bottles of ‘Moxe’ hand sanitizer. They have never before carried hand sanitizer that I have ever seen in 30 years. No yeast though. However yeast was back in the online store earlier today.)

The historian Vejas Llulevicius has pointed out that World War 1 had tremendous effects on th world. Not so much directly for Britain, France and the United States. What it oversaw was the ending of the four last hereditary empires in Europe: Imperial Germany, The Austro-Hungarian Empire, The Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Obviously, the collapse of these four governments had far reaching effects through the 20th and into the 21st Century.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:50:38pm

re: #131 sagehen

Also, NYPD Dirty Thirty. and Larry Davis & William Kuntsler.

Hell, just Google “Frank Serpico”.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:54:02pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2020 • 10:55:31pm

re: #234 Dr Lizardo

Hell, just Google “Frank Serpico”.

Adrian Schoolcraft has more than a few things to say about the NYPD 81st precinct.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:01:06pm

Panhandle Public Health District Covid-19 Dashboard

The Panhandle weighs in. Contact tracing on the new cases is complete.

Cases: 167 (+9, second highest single day, tied with late May and early April)
1 new case Cheyenne County (Sidney), 10 new cases Scott’s Bluff County (Scottsbluff)
Active cases: 79
Currently hospitalised: 6
Running total hospitalised: 22
Children are starting to run away with this (not sure how they’re going to open schools)
Available hospital beds: 51%
10-19: 35 cases
0-9: 6 cases
Deaths: 0
Cumulative positive testing rate: 5%

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:02:35pm

re: #235 Dave In Austin

And Trump in a congratulations to the sailor still had to make it about him.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:11:22pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:14:17pm

Remnants of Cristobal as the sun set on it Thursday evening:

Image: floater-floater-AL032020-band13-36fr-20200603-0445.gif

The surviving low pressure system will eventually make for a very rainy US gulf coast early next week.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:16:05pm

re: #240 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

My bad… that was Cristobal the other day in IR.

This is how it died tonight:

Image: floater-floater-AL032020-GEOCOLOR-60fr-20200604-1947.gif

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:16:19pm

Today’s top 10 nations in Covid-19 cases.

South Africa coming from behind to represent their continent.

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Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:19:54pm

re: #235 Dave In Austin

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What “better deal”? White’s being released to US custody in exchange for allowing an Iranian doctor held for “sanction violations” to be released from house arrest here in the States. This barely qualifies as a prisoner exchange. Did Donny pass some money under the table at the same time?

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danarchy  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:24:37pm

re: #243 Targetpractice

What “better deal”? White’s being released to US custody in exchange for allowing an Iranian doctor held for “sanction violations” to be released from house arrest here in the States. This barely qualifies as a prisoner exchange. Did Donny pass some money under the table at the same time?

He is talking about the nuclear deal. He is saying they will get better terms now than after he wins reelection…so, you know, he is being delusional again.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:24:39pm

News from Wyoming.
Wyoming Department of Health Dashboard

Confirmed + probable: 921 (+6)
Confirmed + probable recovered: 735
Statistical breakdowns provided by Wyoming are only for lab confirmed cases
By age: 19-29, then 40-49
Ethnic group: White (48.7%), then Native American (34.3%)
Deaths: 17 (no change)
Largest outbreaks by county: Fremont (rural west-central), then Laramie (Cheyenne)

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Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:31:07pm

re: #244 danarchy

He is talking about the nuclear deal. He is saying they will get better terms now than after he wins reelection…so, you know, he is being delusional again.

Ah, very true. He really thinks they’re dumb enough to fall for that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:39:32pm

re: #241 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

My bad… that was Cristobal the other day in IR.

This is how it died tonight:

Image: floater-floater-AL032020-GEOCOLOR-60fr-20200604-1947.gif

It’s not dead yet …

nhc.noaa.gov
(expected track)

Various models have the storm moving further west than predicted, meaning the strike cone for a reinvigorated Cristobal is now from Freeport, Texas to the Louisiana/Mississippi line.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:43:17pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:43:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:46:47pm

re: #248 Ace-o-aces

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:49:20pm

re: #249 Dave In Austin

Well, he sure told them. /s

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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:51:10pm
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Dread Pirate  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:54:02pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:54:25pm

Perhaps somebody can point me to the news article or official statement from Mayor Bowser saying that she’s evicting the NG from DC hotels. So far, all I’m seeing is rumors going ‘round and the usual suspects frothing at the mouth over such.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:55:39pm

Weld County, Colorado Covid-19 Dashboard

Total cases: 2,543 (+7)
Largest age groups: 30-39, then 50-59
Largest area by Zip Code: Rural area north of Greeley, then Greeley
Deaths: 90 (no change over 24 hours)
Largest age groups: 80-89, then 70-79

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:57:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 4, 2020 • 11:59:43pm

re: #254 Targetpractice

Perhaps somebody can point me to the news article or official statement from Mayor Bowser saying that she’s evicting the NG from DC hotels. So far, all I’m seeing is rumors going ‘round and the usual suspects frothing at the mouth over such.

DC mayor says she wants out-of-state troops ‘out of Washington’ (CNN)

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wants out-of-state military troops out of the nation’s capital after they were called in to handle the protests over the death of George Floyd.

“The very first thing is we want the military — we want troops from out-of-state out of Washington, DC,” Bowser said at a press conference Thursday.

(7:04, PBS News Hour on YouTube)

Mayor Bowser questions Trump’s legal ability to call troops to DC

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:01:16am

re: #230 Dread Pirate

Go for it. We could use less red-staters.

Again, it would be fine if they lived in a physical as well as an ideological bubble, but they can infect a lot of people who are not MAGAts

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:08:30am

re: #258 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, it would be fine if they lived in a physical as well as an ideological bubble, but they can infect a lot of people who are not MAGAts

I have not yet received my refugee funding and housing from George Soros. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:10:07am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have not yet received my refugee funding and housing from George Soros. /s

I get paid in baby parts provided by Planned Parenthood…

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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:10:38am

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

DC mayor says she wants out-of-state troops ‘out of Washington’ (CNN)

(7:04, PBS News Hour on YouTube)

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See, that’s where my confusion comes in, because my understanding had been that the NG were in DC as Donny’s private army, that she and the city gov’t had no say whatsoever on their presence in the District.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:10:52am

re: #260 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I get paid in baby parts provided by Planned Parenthood…

That’s where our donations go. /s

LOLOL

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:13:53am

re: #261 Targetpractice

See, that’s where my confusion comes in, because my understanding had been that the NG were in DC as Donny’s private army, that she and the city gov’t had no say whatsoever on their presence in the District.

I haven’t seen anything yet about who exactly authorised requesting the National Guard.

DC has its own Guard. The DC Guard reports directly to the President, unlike the other three territories and fifty states.

Since they were not federalised for this action, state governors had to authorise sending them, but someone had to request them first.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:15:06am

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I haven’t seen anything yet about who exactly authorised requesting the National Guard.

DC has its own Guard. The DC Guard reports directly to the President, unlike the other three territories and fifty states.

Since they were not federalised for this action, state governors had to authorise sending them, but someone had to request them first.

*ahem* American troops are Federalized, not federalised…that is for British or Canadian troops.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:22:30am

re: #249 Dave In Austin

Dude probably feels targeted by Wolfenstein

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Dread Pirate  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:22:59am
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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:23:18am

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I haven’t seen anything yet about who exactly authorised requesting the National Guard.

DC has its own Guard. The DC Guard reports directly to the President, unlike the other three territories and fifty states.

Since they were not federalised for this action, state governors had to authorise sending them, but someone had to request them first.

I see. Well, not that it really matters, for there to be a 3A case here, the owners of all the hotels where NG troops are renting rooms (paying the gov’t rate, of course) would have to file with the courts that those troops are there without their consent. Considering the word that one or more of those hotels were closed due to the CV-19 outbreak, odds are the owners are not going to go along with kicking those troops out.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:25:55am
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Dread Pirate  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:26:07am

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If he used DC National Guard he’d have to pay for it. He got states to pay to send their own Guard to take DCNG’s place.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:29:53am

re: #264 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

*ahem* American troops are Federalized, not federalised…that is for British or Canadian troops.

My computer is still set to Canadian English.

I don’t think we can federalise British or Canadian troops anyways. I think we need their permission for that.

AOC is not happy with the New York State judge ruling today.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:33:28am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have not yet received my refugee funding and housing from George Soros. /s

You’re not getting your SorosBux? Send an e-mail to the Illuminati Agent support center and make sure they’ve got your correct PayPal or bank account information. If that doesn’t work, just go to your nearest branch office - your local Masonic Hall - and they’ll get it sorted out for you.

///

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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:39:46am

re: #271 Dr Lizardo

You’re not getting your SorosBux? Send an e-mail to the Illuminati Agent support center and make sure they’ve got your correct PayPal or bank account information. If that doesn’t work, just go to your nearest branch office - your local Masonic Hall - and they’ll get it sorted out for you.

///

I’m still waiting for the damn signing bonus I was promised for switching sides when my contract with… *checks my notes*… ummm AIPAC I think… signed in haste shortly after 9/11 was up.

/

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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:39:57am

Basically what I’m saying is the only way these troops are being “evicted” is if the hotels decided to kick them out. Mayor Bowser can’t order them to kick those troops out, and I doubt hotel owners would keep quiet if she tried to force their hand through threats of litigation/permits/etc.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:44:57am

re: #272 Jack Burton

I’m still waiting for the damn signing bonus I was promised for switching sides when my contract with… *checks my notes*… ummm AIPAC I think… signed in haste shortly after 9/11 was up.

/

Working for the Dark Lord Soros is satisfying - but they really need to step up their agent support game. It’s hopelessly antiquated. 😂

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 5, 2020 • 12:46:18am

re: #273 Targetpractice

Basically what I’m saying is the only way these troops are being “evicted” is if the hotels decided to kick them out. Mayor Bowser can’t order them to kick those troops out, and I doubt hotel owners would keep quiet if she tried to force their hand through threats of litigation/permits/etc.

Sen. Mike Lee is basically lying about it. (Checks party: GOP, got it.)

Mayor Bowser wants out-of-state Guard out of her city, but that’s a far cry from ordering them out of hotels.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:04:38am

re: #267 Targetpractice

I see. Well, not that it really matters, for there to be a 3A case here, the owners of all the hotels where NG troops are renting rooms (paying the gov’t rate, of course) would have to file with the courts that those troops are there without their consent. Considering the word that one or more of those hotels were closed due to the CV-19 outbreak, odds are the owners are not going to go along with kicking those troops out.

Not entirely.

The Third Amendment was incorporated as a response to the British Quartering Act of 1765, which required the colonies to quarter troops in alehouses, inns, hotels, or livery stables if there was insufficient barracks space.

Under the original interpretation of the amendment, if whoever is in charge of Utah’s National Guard in DC is making DC pay to put up troops in DC hotels, that would be a violation of the Third Amendment.

That said, there doesn’t appear to be an issue with Mayor Bowser and hotels; her complaint is troops from other states on DC soil.

A similar case might be the Nebraska National Guard going in uniform and under arms and camping in hotels in South Dakota without permission of the South Dakota governor. The South Dakota governor would be within her rights to tell our Guard troops to get out of her state.

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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:12:41am

re: #276 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not entirely.

The Third Amendment was incorporated as a response to the British Quartering Act of 1765, which required the colonies to quarter troops in alehouses, inns, hotels, or livery stables if there was insufficient barracks space.

Under the original interpretation of the amendment, if whoever is in charge of Utah’s National Guard in DC is making DC pay to put up troops in DC hotels, that would be a violation of the Third Amendment.

That said, there doesn’t appear to be an issue with Mayor Bowser and hotels; her complaint is troops from other states on DC soil.

A similar case might be the Nebraska National Guard going in uniform and under arms and camping in hotels in South Dakota without permission of the South Dakota governor. The South Dakota governor would be within her rights to tell our Guard troops to get out of her state.

I’m trying to suss all this out, because from what I’m reading her office says she only requested help from the DCNG (who she has authority over), while the NG troops from other states are there at the federal government’s request. If that’s the case, then I’m not sure she has the legal authority to order those troops out of DC, as would a SD’s governor demanding NE to remove their troops. She can demand they be removed, but the governors so far seem to be of the opinion that she’s grandstanding.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:20:24am

re: #277 Targetpractice

I’m trying to suss all this out, because from what I’m reading her office says she only requested help from the DCNG (who she has authority over), while the NG troops from other states are there at the federal government’s request. If that’s the case, then I’m not sure she has the legal authority to order those troops out of DC, as would a SD’s governor demanding NE to remove their troops. She can demand they be removed, but the governors so far seem to be of the opinion that she’s grandstanding.

From what I understand, no one really knows who gave the orders for the Guard to go to DC. State governors would have to approve a request, or the federal government federaliZe them (in which case there should be a public order and someone in charge). That’s what the Mayor is trying to get to the bottom of, and if this information is intentionally hard-to-get, it at least appears that it wasn’t legal.

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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:25:17am

re: #278 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

From what I understand, no one really knows who gave the orders for the Guard to go to DC. State governors would have to approve a request, or the federal government federaliZe them (in which case there should be a public order and someone in charge). That’s what the Mayor is trying to get to the bottom of, and if this information is intentionally hard-to-get, it at least appears that it wasn’t legal.

Yeah, that’s the general theme of the stories I’m seeing, which is also the same deal with all the riot cops and such that the DOJ bused in. The DoD and DOJ are operating in an opaque fashion for what appears to be plausible deniability, trying to avoid legal troubles by making it impossible for people to know who they’re supposed to bring suit against.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:27:16am
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:47:00am
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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:49:41am

re: #279 Targetpractice

Yeah, that’s the general theme of the stories I’m seeing, which is also the same deal with all the riot cops and such that the DOJ bused in. The DoD and DOJ are operating in an opaque fashion for what appears to be plausible deniability, trying to avoid legal troubles by making it impossible for people to know who they’re supposed to bring suit against.

There’s a solution to that: sue Trump and Barr. The ACLU is already doing it.

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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:55:24am

re: #282 Jack Burton

There’s a solution to that: sue Trump and Barr. The ACLU is already doing it.

Yeah, I saw that. And the ACLU is not known for taking things like these to court unless they think their case is solid.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 5, 2020 • 1:57:33am

Don’t fuck with Stabler.

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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:06:25am

Probably the best way to describe the situation in DC right now is “Everybody wants to be in charge, but nobody wants to be held responsible.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:07:59am

It is left unsaid that Trump’s call for LAW AND ORDER posits that the police and security forces are exempt from the law as they are maintaining order.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:08:25am
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Dread Pirate  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:10:07am
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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:11:32am

re: #288 Dread Pirate

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Translation: The DoD did what is always does when given money outside the usual budgeting route: Treated it as a slush fund.

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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:11:36am

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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:13:23am

re: #289 Targetpractice

Translation: The DoD did what is always does when given money outside the usual budgeting route: Treated it as a slush fund.

Spend it all or you lose it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:15:28am

re: #291 Jack Burton

Spend it all or you lose it.

It has been proven that Coronavirus cannot penetrate Kevlar or withstand a TOW missile…

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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:20:49am

re: #284 DodgerFan1988

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Don’t fuck with Stabler.

Chris Meloni isn’t holding anything back.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:25:57am
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Dread Pirate  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:27:49am

That chubby cop is pretty fly for a white guy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:29:47am

re: #294 Dread Pirate

Damn cool scene in Lincoln, Nebraska this afternoon. LPD & community leaders sat down and drafted an agreement to “Hold Cops Accountable.”

Tucker C has already warned us that if we dare hold cops accountable, all the good ones will quit and our undefended neighborhoods will be overrun by armed rapey-shooty gangs of you-know-whos.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:52:43am

re: #290 Jack Burton

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:55:34am

re: #297 Dr Lizardo

We also have the entire RNC working on plans to overcome Trump’s dismal poll numbers and still pull off an EC victory. Trump still has a lot of aces up his voluminous sleeves.

We are fortunate that he does not have the sense to listen to experienced professionals and goes with his gut instinct while expecting his minions to cover for him, explain that what he said is not what he meant and then toss out some Magic Balance Pixie Dust…

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Targetpractice  Jun 5, 2020 • 2:59:51am

re: #296 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tucker C has already warned us that if we dare hold cops accountable, all the good ones will quit and our undefended neighborhoods will be overrun by armed rapey-shooty gangs of you-know-whos.

That’s always the BS we hear whenever the call for police reform comes out: “If we start arresting and charging any cop that does anything wrong, then they’ll all quit and we’ll have nobody to protect us!”

Meanwhile, the same dickheads think that being forced to pay extortion fees to ensure firefighters show up when your house is ablaze is “The same as insurance!” and justify every teacher pay cut by saying that they get into the profession for “the joy of teaching, not to get rich.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2020 • 3:13:31am

re: #298 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We also have the entire RNC working on plans to overcome Trump’s dismal poll numbers and still pull off an EC victory. Trump still has a lot of aces up his voluminous sleeves.

We are fortunate that he does not have the sense to listen to experienced professionals and goes with his gut instinct while expecting his minions to cover for him, explain that what he said is not what he meant and then toss out some Magic Balance Pixie Dust…

Yeah, we’re definitely lucky that Trump favors his gut instincts over listening to the advice of people who actually know what they’re doing.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2020 • 3:35:01am

Programs here!! Ya can’t tell the players without a program.

The document, which isn’t classified, shows 2,950 law enforcement personnel from U.S. agencies working alongside 2,935 National Guard troops, bolstered by 1,704 active-duty troops who are currently stationed outside the capital at Andrews Air Force Base, Fort Belvoir and Fort Myer.

….

The total deployments include 500 personnel each from the U.S. Capitol Police, Washington Police Department and U.S. Secret Service; 445 Bureau of Prisons staff, 168 members of the U.S. Marshals Service, 160 Drug Enforcement Agency employees, 80 U.S. Park Police and 32 FBI agents.

bloomberg.com

In other words, it’s a cluster-fuck hodge-podge.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 3:38:22am

re: #301 Decatur Deb

Programs here!! Ya can’t tell the players without a program.

….

.

There is no chain of command, just a tangled ball of string of command.

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Dizzy  Jun 5, 2020 • 3:42:50am

Is this about Lindsay Graham?

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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 3:57:50am

re: #303 Dizzy

Is this about Lindsay Graham?

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Lindsey Graham is the only Senator with the initials LG. If this is true, we now know what Putin/Clownstick has on him. What Trump told him at that Golf session.

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Dizzy  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:00:23am

re: #304 Jack Burton

Lindsey Graham is the only Senator with the initials LG. If this is true, we now know what Putin/Clownstick has on him. What Trump told him at that Golf session.

If true, it would be epic.

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ericblair  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:06:18am

Apparently Bernie is AWOL, not that he’s missing much. You’d think he’d want to be around for The Revolution, or maybe it’s not quite the revolution he wanted.

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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:07:15am

I know it was discussed earlier and it’s probably not a 3A issue, it’s still hilarious to see Twitter lose it’s shit over the 3rd Amendment.

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Jack Burton  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:10:03am

re: #306 ericblair

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Apparently Bernie is AWOL, not that he’s missing much. You’d think he’d want to be around for The Revolution, or maybe it’s not quite the revolution he wanted.

No longer useful so the Свр РФ had him… ‘liquidated’?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:23:35am

re: #306 ericblair

Apparently Bernie is AWOL, not that he’s missing much. You’d think he’d want to be around for The Revolution, or maybe it’s not quite the revolution he wanted.

I had already stopped thinking bout him but yeah, it is odd that he is not out explaining how achieving economic equality is a lot more important than supporting BLM…

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ericblair  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:32:34am

re: #309 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had already stopped thinking bout him but yeah, it is odd that he is not out explaining how achieving economic equality is a lot more important than supporting BLM…

I honestly haven’t heard anything out of him recently (which may be my fault), but the Bernie stans have been doing just that.

Bernie stan: “The people must make their wishes heard over the corporate voices in Washington and move for real change!”

Bernie stan: “No, not like that.”

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(((Archangel1)))  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:33:12am

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

If he didn’t fucking read it, he should be fired or resign.

That’s kind of what a fucking EDITOR is supposed to do. I remember the editors I worked under when I was in journalism and they were fucking METICULOUS about reading every story and opinion piece that went into their paper.

This.
So very much.

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ericblair  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:39:06am

Oookay, the showrunners for this season need to up their game, c’mon.

Luckily, the NG troops who had no input to the decisions made here have non-life-threatening injuries.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:52:08am

Some good news in these bleak times.

President Donald Trump’s favorability rating among white Catholics has dropped by more than 20 points in the space of two months, according to new polling data.

The latest survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and SSRS found that 37 percent of white Catholics had a favorable view of Trump at the end of May.

When the same poll was conducted in March, the president had a 60 percent favorability rating among the demographic—putting him 23 points higher than his position today.

Over the whole of last year, Trump’s favorability ranking among white Catholics was 49 percent, or 12 points higher than his ranking last month.

As the coronavirus death toll topped the 100,000 mark and nationwide protests against the killing of George Floyd kicked off, the commander-in-chief’s favorability rating among white evangelical Protestants also fell.

White Catholics and white evangelical Protestants are key demographics for Trump and the GOP. Without those two groups, Trump and the GOP’s electoral chances this November are vastly diminished.

newsweek.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:55:10am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 4:57:45am

re: #313 Dr Lizardo

Some good news in these bleak times.

White Catholics and white evangelical Protestants are key demographics for Trump and the GOP. Without those two groups, Trump and the GOP’s electoral chances this November are vastly diminished.

newsweek.com

Well, sure, but his support is 98% with those ultra religious people who believe JFK Jr is alive!

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jeffreyw  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:06:30am

Management takes a dim view of pocket stuffing from the all you can eat buffet

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:08:09am

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

If he didn’t fucking read it, he should be fired or resign.

That’s kind of what a fucking EDITOR is supposed to do. I remember the editors I worked under when I was in journalism and they were fucking METICULOUS about reading every story and opinion piece that went into their paper.

“Pinch” Sulzberger thoughts on this:

The publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, said he understood why some staffers felt the newspaper’s work had been “overshadowed by the disappointment and hurt felt” over Cotton’s opinion piece.

“I’ve already heard from many of you and will do more listening in the days ahead, starting with smaller groups of our black colleagues, who are covering this story and living it at the same time,” Sulzberger wrote.

In his note, Sulzberger wrote, “The Op-Ed page exists to offer views from across the spectrum, with a special focus on those that challenge the positions taken by our Editorial Board.”

Sulzberger said that The Times doesn’t “publish just any argument,” and that opinion pieces need to be “accurate, good faith explorations of the issues of the day.”

“It is clear many believe this piece fell outside of the realm of acceptability, representing dangerous commentary in an explosive moment that should not have found a home in The Times, even as a counterpoint to our own institutional view,” Sulzberger wrote.

Sulzberger added, “I believe in the principle of openness to a range of opinions, even those we may disagree with, and this piece was published in that spirit.”

wral.com

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(((Archangel1)))  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:16:59am

re: #248 Ace-o-aces

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electrotek  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:24:42am

Add ex Playboy Playmate Carrie Stevens for being incredibly tone deaf about the protests

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steve_davis  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:34:20am

re: #36 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is an ad I received today from Classic Firearms. They have one of these give-away contests every week, which means they are raking in the dough, because the prizes are always some kind of really expensive hardware.
Just what the well-healed Booga-Trumper needs:

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Addendum: I don’t see much of a home-defense or hunting application for this.

seems like there’s a version of that hanging out the side of one of Robert Duvall’s Cav choppers in Apocalypse Now.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:42:49am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:44:16am

re: #320 steve_davis

seems like there’s a version of that hanging out the side of one of Robert Duvall’s Cav choppers in Apocalypse Now.

That’s an M-134 7.62 minigun, a common chopper weapon then and now. It was indeed a Gatling gun, though power-driven. The famous AC-47 gunship aircraft used 3 of them firing from the left side, with the pilot aiming by banking the aircraft. Miniguns fire up to 6000 rounds per minute, though 2400 or 3600 were more common settings. There are many other modern variations of the Gatling gun, including the fearsome 30mm GAU-8 that the A-10 uses to destroy tanks, and the 20mm Vulcan that is the standard fighter weapon.

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steve_davis  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:44:38am

re: #46 William Lewis

Mechanical machine guns have always been exempt. The glock magazine requirement is the real limit on it for a maximum of 30 rounds at a time. A pistol or carbine would be more dangerous than this expensive toy.

I would kind of like a grease gun, just because I imagine for home defense, you would definitely capture a bad guy’s attention. actually, I’d never buy a gun for home defense.

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Swampwitch  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:47:24am

re: #303 Dizzy

Is this about Lindsay Graham?

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Could someone please tell me what this is about? I’m still suspended and Twitter won’t let me click and see the whole post.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:53:31am

re: #324 Swampwitch

Could someone please tell me what this is about? I’m still suspended and Twitter won’t let me click and see the whole post.

Someone saif he has two people on the record about Lindsay using I believe male prostitutes and he’s asking for more of them to contact him if they’re willing to go on the record.

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steve_davis  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:57:52am

re: #52 Belafon

I had my kids read about the Tulsa Riots, history.com. Part of the article is this:

Since then, I have been showing him things like the text above that are similar.

at least one positive thing was that they led to Hooded Justice. No, nevermind, that was in a better, alternate world where, surprisingly, the worst thing that happened was a giant squid killed 3 million people while ending war.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 5:58:08am

re: #325 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Someone saif he has two people on the record about Lindsay using I believe male prostitutes and he’s asking for more of them to contact him if they’re willing to go on the record.

If any of these fellows start coming forward, then they better stay away from upper-story windows or we will see a rousing rendition of Hallelujah It’s Raining Men

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Swampwitch  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:00:32am

re: #325 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Thanks very much.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:10:23am

Now we know why this failed Neanderthal cosplayer had a bow rather than a gun: He is a multiply convicted felon.
Man who drew bow and arrow on Salt Lake City protesters is in jail, charged with three felonies

Brandon E. McCormick has said he showed up at Saturday’s downtown protest, armed with a bow and arrow, to protect police from unruly demonstrators.

Now the 57-year-old Taylorsville man, who has spent nearly two decades of his life behind bars in California and once was convicted of battery against a public safety officer, faces three felony counts for, widely shared video has shown, aiming his weapon at protesters.

All three counts are Utah’s lowest grade of felony. Each is punishable by up to five years in prison. McCormick was also charged with a misdemeanor count of threatening or using a weapon in a fight. That count carries up to a year in jail.

Brandon looking somewhat the worse for wear after his apprehension by young citizens armed with skateboards.
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Dizzy  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:10:25am

re: #324 Swampwitch

Could someone please tell me what this is about? I’m still suspended and Twitter won’t let me click and see the whole post.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:12:10am

re: #327 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I doubt it. I don’t think Trump’s gang has those sorts of people on call. And I also doubt that Putin would offer the services of HIS guys…because if Graham crashes, that just means more chaos.

Either they get an even crazier GOP guy, or they spin it as a conspiracy by the DEEP STATE if they lose to a D guy. Or they get a crazier guy AND they spin it as the DEEP STATE…

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steve_davis  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:15:37am

re: #102 garzooma

Saw this in Mother Jones:

So besides assaulting one of the Episcopal Church’s priests, Trump is effectively confiscating church property — usurping it for his own use but denying them usage.

oh goddamnit…it’s an episcopal bishop, not an episcopalian one. one of the really sad effects of the loss of revenue in newspapers and magazines is that there’s no longer that guy from the Wire reading copy and shouting to someone, “It’s between you and me, Johnny! Not between you and I!”

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steve_davis  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:22:58am

re: #119 jaunte

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I have slipped on ice and fallen on the back of my head like that. The only reason I didn’t end up in quite that situation (though I did briefly black out) was that I was actually walking down the driveway at the time, which meant my head was probably about a foot closer to the driveway behind me than it would have been if I were on a flat surface. Concussed me for a day. Scared me a little when I got up to pee from the sofa and found myself bumping into the hall wall a couple times like a drunk sailor.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:26:17am

And most of them are in the White House.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:26:54am

re: #334 Belafon

Reload

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:27:30am
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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:28:39am
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BigPapa  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:28:50am

re: #281 goddamnedfrank

OMG Crying over here!

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William Lewis  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:29:14am

re: #329 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I wondered at the time. If you’re not a Scottish aristocrat, the bow is an unlikely weapon to choose.

We should probably be glad that the fool didn’t decide to start carrying a brace of black powder revolvers. That would have given him 12 very dangerous shots that are essentially unregulated.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:31:13am
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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:31:20am

I guess the new strain of the coronavirus turns you into a mannequin:

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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:31:45am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:36:18am

And that’s the cue for the guy in the blue box…

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:36:36am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:37:06am

re: #334 Belafon

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:37:19am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:38:06am

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:39:38am

I walk out of my building to go to the cafeteria, and there are three calico cats. Sadly, I cannot take pictures at work.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:40:20am

re: #345 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The internet is learning.

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lawhawk  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:41:30am

re: #345 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Meanwhile, Coryn took that bait and found that tens of millions do fit that description.

Biden isn’t wrong, just as surely as Clinton wasn’t wrong.

Trump and GOP base is the bigot brigade. They’re racists, racist enablers, white nationalists, and fucking fascists and goddamned Nazis.

They’re authoritarian despots who are currently couch commandos thinking that they can somehow attain complete power and enable the billionaires who fund the GOP to destroy the nation’s safety net to enrich the handful of people who hold real power and have no intention of ever giving it up.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:43:59am

re: #318 (((Archangel1)))

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You have to understand, Mike Lee, as a famous “Constitutionalist”, knows that the only portion of the Constitution still in effect is the 2d Amendment.

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steve_davis  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:44:03am

re: #151 Belafon

Estimates are that it will take between 70-90% exposure or vaccination to reach herd immunity. That means 229 million people have to be exposed AT THE LOW END. Even if “only” 1% die, 2.29M people die. That’s not small. That’s not acceptable.

It sucks being this way. What we should be doing is figuring out how to take care of each other, and preparing for shutdowns like now. But deciding we’re just going to ride out the pain of a few million people dying. Nope.

it’s possible the mortality rate is much lower than that. It might still end up being 400,000, which is a huge figure. Or, if we just lose control, then yes, we could lose a couple million, partly just because people having heart attacks can’t get EMS in time.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:46:59am

re: #341 Belafon

I guess the new strain of the coronavirus turns you into a mannequin:

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Replace “South Korea” with “Israel” and it’s basically the same story.
17,562 cases, of which active cases dropped from 10,000 all the way down to under 1,700. Then they relaxed restrictions too early and it’s back up to 2245 and rising.

No mannequin conversions though - guess that’s a new local string mutation…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:47:11am

What
The
Fudge???

We should have more on this shortly. But it seems we have another case where anti-Antifa hysteria led members of one community in Washington state to go full feral and create a harrowing Deliverance type situation for a multi-racial family from Spokane who was looking to go camping. While stopping off to purchase camping supplies at Forks Outfitters in Forks, Washington, the family was confronted by “seven or eight carloads” of people demanding to know if they were with Antifa. This appears to have been in response to widespread rumors fanned in right wing media that “antifa” was sending formations into suburbs to loot subdivisions and rural homes. After the family decided to flee, they were then pursued by two of the vehicles with passengers apparently carrying automatic weapons. Camping that night the family heard gunfire and power saws down the road from there campsite and decided to leave only to find that self-styled anti-Antifa warriors had trapped them by cutting down trees to block the road. A group of high schoolers rescued the family by clearing the trees and the local Sheriffs department is now investment.

talkingpointsmemo.com

This is the end result of Republicans endlessly defunding education to assure that their suckers are stupid enough to do shit like this.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:49:11am

re: #333 steve_davis

I have slipped on ice and fallen on the back of my head like that. The only reason I didn’t end up in quite that situation (though I did briefly black out) was that I was actually walking down the driveway at the time, which meant my head was probably about a foot closer to the driveway behind me than it would have been if I were on a flat surface. Concussed me for a day. Scared me a little when I got up to pee from the sofa and found myself bumping into the hall wall a couple times like a drunk sailor.

Who pees from the sofa? ;-)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:50:12am

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:53:13am

re: #340 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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This is intentional and targeted
Not merely a bunch of accidents or mistakes

Once again this many “anomalies” is a trend

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:54:15am

Take the 2.5 million new jobs reported today with a grain of salt. Not that they are being fudged, but its a preliminary report. The March and April figures were revised down 642k jobs in today’s report. Even with the 2.5 million jobs created, we have still lost nearly 20 million jobs since February.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:54:47am

re: #336 Belafon

That Biden thinks 85% of his fellow citizens are good people is just another demonstration of him being one of the sunniest and most optimistic people in politics

I would also say that it is only 10-15 percent that are actively evil, criminal or sociopathic…but an equal amount seem to have no trouble with it, which roughly corresponds to the share of Trump supporters.

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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:55:08am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:55:23am

re: #346 Belafon

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There’s much worse in that timeline—at least two instances of dogs tearing up handcuffed people on the ground. Bull Connor’s finest.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:55:36am
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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:55:51am

re: #358 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Take the 2.5 million new jobs reported today with a grain of salt. Not that they are being fudged, but its a preliminary report. The March and April figures were revised down 642k jobs in today’s report. Even with the 2.5 million jobs created, we have still lost nearly 20 million jobs since February.

If it is your job to estimate job numbers how do you miss it by 15 MILLION people!?!?

LOL, I am happy for the news and hope the country is on the right track. Fingers crossed.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:57:24am

re: #359 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would also say that it is only 10-15 percent that are actively evil, criminal or sociopathic…but an equal amount seem to have no trouble with it, which roughly corresponds to the share of Trump supporters.

Enablers and cheerleaders

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 6:57:57am

re: #364 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Enablers and cheerleaders

people with an agenda

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:00:18am

re: #363 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

If it is your job to estimate job numbers how do you miss it by 15 MILLION people!?!?

LOL, I am happy for the news and hope the country is on the right track. Fingers crossed.

I wonder if Trump is going to brag that he just had the greatest month of job creation ever! Technically true, though only a small percentage of the 22 million jobs lost the previous two months.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:03:23am

A long thread about the reason for Trump’s bible stunt, nothing we didn’t expect just details:

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lawhawk  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:04:12am

re: #363 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

If it is your job to estimate job numbers how do you miss it by 15 MILLION people!?!?

LOL, I am happy for the news and hope the country is on the right track. Fingers crossed.

Pandemics are unprecedented events, and the depth of the collapse misses lots of jobs, and even this figure is questionable based on the data provided.

Wolfers got it - this isn’t so much jobs recovered as adjusting the downward spiral so it is marginally better than the historically awful figures (which are still historically awful).

There’s a reason the CBO warns it’ll take a decade for the economy to recover.

Millions of businesses will not recover from this. That’s millions of jobs that aren’t coming back, even with a stimulus package (or 4).

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:04:25am

Iowa is gonna be close

a new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa finds Donald Trump barely ahead of Joe Biden in the presidential race, 48% to 47%.

In the U.S. Senate race, Theresa Greenfield (D) leads Sen. Joni Earnst (R), 45% to 43%

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lawhawk  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:06:01am

re: #366 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I wonder if Trump is going to brag that he just had the greatest month of job creation ever! Technically true, though only a small percentage of the 22 million jobs lost the previous two months.

That’s exactly what he’s going to claim. They’ll then cut it into campaign ads saying that his actions not only saved the economy, but resulted in huge job growth and job creation.

What those ads will ignore (and what everyone needs to focus on) is that Trump’s failed covid19 led to the unprecedented economic collapse and the loss of far more jobs than were created in May. When you destroy 10x as many jobs as were supposedly created, that’s a bad place to be. Biden’s ads will focus on that. Or they should.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:07:25am

re: #368 lawhawk


There’s a reason the CBO warns it’ll take a decade for the economy to recover.

Millions of businesses will not recover from this. That’s millions of jobs that aren’t coming back, even with a stimulus package (or 4).

Things will not fully recover until there is a vaccine, a reliable cure/treatment or widespread testing. All of those things are still down the road, although we could have had testing well along by now if our President had not made it clear that he “likes the number the way they are”.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:09:33am

re: #366 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I wonder if Trump is going to brag that he just had the greatest month of job creation ever! Technically true, though only a small percentage of the 22 million jobs lost the previous two months.

LOL, of course he will

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steve_davis  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:11:46am

re: #180 Dread Pirate

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“possible concussion”? Hitting his head on concrete and bleeding out his ear? He’s lucky he’s still alive. all the other officers go wandering by him like, “Not my concern.”

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:14:24am

re: #366 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I wonder if Trump is going to brag that he just had the greatest month of job creation ever! Technically true, though only a small percentage of the 22 million jobs lost the previous two months.

Let’s remember this is not job creation. These are not new jobs
They are the ones that were lost a few months ago

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:14:39am

re: #325 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Someone saif he has two people on the record about Lindsay using I believe male prostitutes and he’s asking for more of them to contact him if they’re willing to go on the record.

Please let Larry Flynt get a hold of a video or pictures…

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BigPapa  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:16:23am

Could you imagine if the pee tape came out? The tape itself wouldn’t cause much shock. The biggest impact would mean more of the Steele Dossier was confirmed.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:18:33am

LOL

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:19:20am

re: #376 BigPapa

Could you imagine if the pee tape came out? The tape itself wouldn’t cause much shock. The biggest impact would mean more of the Steele Dossier was confirmed.

I’ve been waiting for years for the pee tape or his tax returns to be published. Santa aint bringing me a pony either.

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plansbandc  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:21:13am

re: #305 Dizzy

Pretty much an open secret that he’s gay.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:21:36am

re: #376 BigPapa

Could you imagine if the pee tape came out? The tape itself wouldn’t cause much shock. The biggest impact would mean more of the Steele Dossier was confirmed.

Someone tweeted the other day that the release of the pee tape would be the highlight of his administration.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:22:09am

re: #346 Belafon

I sent an email to the Portland PD about this. Disgusting. This needs to be investigated.

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lawhawk  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:23:00am

re: #376 BigPapa

Could you imagine if the pee tape came out? The tape itself wouldn’t cause much shock. The biggest impact would mean more of the Steele Dossier was confirmed.

It’d have no effect.

We see this repeatedly. Teflon Don is seemingly impervious to any bad news. Access Hollywood video should have ended him. Mueller’s obstruction case should have ended him. The covid19 response should have ended him. His support still shows 40% - give or take a few points. Everyone is locked on how they feel.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:23:09am

re: #374 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Let’s remember this is not job creation. These are not new jobs
They are the ones that were lost a few months ago

Nailed it! Trump is so predictable.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:23:49am

Considering the quote that the loss of privilege can feel like oppression, is there anyone who probably feels more privilege than gun-toting white men with badges?

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:25:17am

re: #383 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Nailed it! Trump is so predictable.

“Jury, you can’t convict my client of arson. Look at the new construction.”

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BigPapa  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:28:22am

re: #382 lawhawk

It’d have no effect.

We see this repeatedly. Teflon Don is seemingly impervious to any bad news. Access Hollywood video should have ended him. Mueller’s obstruction case should have ended him. The covid19 response should have ended him. His support still shows 40% - give or take a few points. Everyone is locked on how they feel.

Yes, I think it would be a blip forgotten in a few days. His base is locked in: they don’t care, as long as he puts in wingnut judges, craters the administrative state, and oppresses the right people, they’ll put up with anything.

The only vector that matters is the people who were apolitical and have never voted before. If they show up, pissed off, he and the GOP are done. That’s why I suspect he may lose, but not by a large margin, and it won’t feel like a victory. The Banana Republcians have to be utterly crushed as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:31:12am

re: #386 BigPapa

The only vector that matters is the people who were apolitical and have never voted before. If they show up, pissed off, he and the GOP are done.

and if their votes are counted and registered

our electoral system and process are not very resilient and I think we are going to see levels of interference, tampering and outright ratfucking that make 2016 look like Komsomol dance evening…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:32:01am

re: #372 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

LOL, of course he will

I wonder how many of these “jobs” are actually people still not working, but were “rehired” with the money the feds loaned to businesses for that purpose? We still have a long hard road ahead of us, and if Congress doesn’t enact a huge aid package for state and local governments, there are going to be savage budget cuts throwing huge numbers of people out of work and severely depressing demand.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:32:48am

re: #195 BeachDem

This kind

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Yeah, what a fucking oaf.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:34:39am

re: #388 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I wonder how many of these “jobs” are actually people still not working, but we’re “rehired” with the money the feds loaned to businesses for that purpose? We still have a long hard road ahead of us, and if Congress doesn’t enact a huge aid package for state and local governments, there are going to be savage budget cuts throwing huge numbers of people out of work and severely depressing demand.

Yeah my cousin manages a bar. She’s retuning to her job. It’s not a new job.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:37:41am

re: #390 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah my cousin manages a bar. She’s retuning to her job. It’s not a new job.

Yep, nearly 90% of the people who lost their jobs are still unemployed.

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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:37:53am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:38:17am

re: #391 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yep, nearly 90% of the people who lost their jobs are still unemployed.

Exactly. She’s an exception.

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KGxvi  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:39:26am

re: #388 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I wonder how many of these “jobs” are actually people still not working, but were “rehired” with the money the feds loaned to businesses for that purpose? We still have a long hard road ahead of us, and if Congress doesn’t enact a huge aid package for state and local governments, there are going to be savage budget cuts throwing huge numbers of people out of work and severely depressing demand.

There’s also a question of how many people looked around and realized “there are no jobs” and stopped looking, meaning they wouldn’t necessarily be counted in the 13.3%

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:40:49am

Trump really looks like a fucking idiot celebrating these numbers. There’s still, what, 30 plus MILLION people out of work?

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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:42:07am

Trump claims that we’re “doing well” on “cures” for covid-19.

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KGxvi  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:42:18am

re: #395 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump really looks like a fucking idiot celebrating these numbers. There’s still, what, 30 plus MILLION people out of work?

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:43:14am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:44:33am

re: #397 KGxvi

Edited for conciseness

It always has to be self congratulatory bullshit with him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:47:08am

jeebus

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:47:33am

re: #316 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

Did you say cats?
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:48:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:49:24am

O_o

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:50:05am

re: #399 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yep.

I strongly suspect he’s like that even in private, and in inside his own head there’s no room for ideas that don’t in some one confirm his greatness.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:50:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:50:44am

re: #403 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump says that the very inaccurate estimates of big job losses last month “was probably the greatest miscalculation in the history of business shows.”

Because TV News is the font of all knowledge and its ultimate arbiter…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:50:48am

Did His Ass-Holeyness say that he’s increasing the chocolate ration from 10 to 5 grams yet?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:51:25am

re: #403 Backwoods_Sleuth

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O_o

Everything is always the best or the worst with him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:52:00am

re: #406 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because TV News is the font of all knowledge and its ultimate arbiter…

Well when you’re the Reality TV President as opposed to a real President, yes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:52:09am

good grief

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:52:46am
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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:52:58am

re: #407 Joe Bacon 🌹

Did His Ass-Holeyness say that he’s increasing the chocolate ration from 10 to 5 grams yet?

“You have always had ten grams. Fake News would have you believe it’s only five grams.”

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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:53:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:53:20am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:54:16am

re: #413 jaunte

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Dominate the streets. How do you say that in German?

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A Mom Anon  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:54:25am

re: #374 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I thought I had read that the number of jobs lost was a bit over 40 million. But still, the jobs returning are mostly people being called back to work now. I wouldn’t call that a victory, not yet.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:55:01am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Meanwhile he cried when his sleazy pal Roger Stone got arrested.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:55:31am

re: #416 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Dominate the streets. How do you say that in German?

Die Übermacht auf den Straßen erringen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:55:36am
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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:56:39am

re: #416 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Dominate the streets. How do you say that in German?

Nacht und Nebel

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:57:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:58:32am

re: #421 jaunte

Kristallnacht und Nebel

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 7:59:12am

re: #418 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Meanwhile he cried when his sleazy pal Roger Stone got arrested.

Stone’s pardon is coming.

Don’t be surprised to see the New York Times defend Stone’s pardon alleging it’s a classic case of government overreach…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:00:18am

re: #157 Hecuba’s daughter

Iran appears to be a very troubling example of what could happen — their new case count was headed down, had in fact dropped about 75%, and now it is skyrocketing, to the highest level of the pandemic there. Maybe this is just due to more testing? Deaths have not yet reflected a significant change, but there would be a lag in this curve. I don’t know enough about the policies they adopted to stop the spread, but whatever they were, they don’t seem to be working any longer.

So explanation for Iran’s experience: It appears that because of its dire economic straits due to the US repudiation of the Iran accord, Iran opened prematurely. But at least, so far, there isn’t a corresponding spike in deaths.

Still unresolved as to what is likely to happen here.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:00:40am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:00:54am

re: #424 Joe Bacon 🌹

Stone’s pardon is coming.

Don’t be surprised to see the New York Times defend Stone’s pardon alleging it’s a classic case of government overreach…

I’m sure he is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:02:10am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:05:40am

re: #428 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I hope he has to think about every one of them in a cell for the rest of his miserable life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:05:41am
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calochortus  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:06:00am

It’s great that some people are going back to their jobs. As I see it, that’s the easy part. The economy will still be struggling for a good long while because covid still walks among us and we are a consumer driven economy. Things will get better to a point, and there’s a certain amount of pent up demand, but then people will likely be cautious with their money even if their job is fairly secure. The need for a financial cushion will be apparent and most people will probably want to save a bit rather than shopping recreationally. It may feel great to go out for a meal again, but I’ll bet most people won’t risk it often, or at all once the weather gets cold and they don’t want to dine al fresco. Travel won’t be carefree.
And all those people supported by jobs dependent on people doing that spending won’t be employed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:06:26am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:07:03am

re: #430 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s despicable

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:07:17am

moron

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:07:26am

re: #431 calochortus

It’s great that some people are going back to their jobs. As I see it, that’s the easy part. The economy will still be struggling for a good long while because covid still walks among us and we are a consumer driven economy. Things will get better to a point, and there’s a certain amount of pent up demand, but then people will likely be cautious with their money even if their job is fairly secure. The need for a financial cushion will be apparent and most people will probably want to save a bit rather than shopping recreationally. It may feel great to go out for a meal again, but I’ll bet most people won’t risk it often, or at all once the weather gets cold and they don’t want to dine al fresco. Travel won’t be carefree.
And all those people supported by jobs dependent on people doing that spending won’t be employed.

Well said.

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retired cynic  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:08:51am

The Grift Never Sleeps. It Doesn’t Even Doze.
A Treasury official is overseeing a lot of public money. His family is getting rich. Charlie Pierce

The grift never sleeps. It doesn’t even doze. It doesn’t even “rest its eyes.” The grift has too many eyes; some of them, at least, are searching always for untended public money and the Main Chance. The grift never sleeps. Hey, hey. My, my. From ProPublica:

Behind the scenes … the Treasury’s responsibilities have fallen largely to the 42-year-old deputy secretary, Justin Muzinich. A major beneficiary of that bailout so far: Muzinich & Co., the asset manager founded by his father where Justin served as president before joining the administration. He reported owning a stake worth at least $60 million when he entered government in 2017. Today, Muzinich retains financial ties to the firm through an opaque transaction in which he transferred his shares in the privately held company to his father. Ethics experts say the arrangement is troubling because his father received the shares for no money up front, and it appears possible that Muzinich can simply get his stake back after leaving government.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:09:17am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:09:58am

re: #435 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s great that some people are going back to their jobs. As I see it, that’s the easy part. The economy will still be struggling for a good long while because covid still walks among us and we are a consumer driven economy.

And people in risk groups (or with family members in risk groups) are going to be shying away from cineplexes, crowded concert and sports venues, amusement parks, fairs, carnivals, airports, cruises and all those other elbow-to-elbow events that make up a lot of popular life and culture.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:10:18am

re: #333 steve_davis

I have slipped on ice and fallen on the back of my head like that. The only reason I didn’t end up in quite that situation (though I did briefly black out) was that I was actually walking down the driveway at the time, which meant my head was probably about a foot closer to the driveway behind me than it would have been if I were on a flat surface. Concussed me for a day. Scared me a little when I got up to pee from the sofa and found myself bumping into the hall wall a couple times like a drunk sailor.

You are fortunate. An injury like that can be lethal — it happened to someone who lived in my current development before I moved here. He slipped on the ice on his driveway, hit his head, and died a couple weeks later.

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plansbandc  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:10:20am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:11:04am
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sagehen  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:11:12am

re: #415 Backwoods_Sleuth

And we saved millions of lives.

What’s this “we”, kemo sabe?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:12:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:13:05am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:13:32am

re: #440 plansbandc

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It looks like his balcony overlooks the surface of the moon.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:13:47am

re: #444 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Coward

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:14:37am

re: #434 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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YEE HAW! President Heinous Anus gonna drive round the country in a red white and blue RV!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:14:37am
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calochortus  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:14:53am

re: #435 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Well said.

And I haven’t even finished my coffee yet. ;)

I wish I actually understood how economies ( and people) work. Why does it always have to grow-or maybe it doesn’t? Can we have a stable system where most of us have enough and only a few have way too much? Does a rising tide lift all boats and is that what matters most? Are consumers generally dumber than a box of rocks or does making people feel good about having an overpriced, luxury branded fob on their key ring make sense?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:15:49am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:16:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:17:30am
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:18:17am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:18:55am

re: #452 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:20:21am

Trump praises Saudi Arabia and Russia:

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:21:50am

re: #453 Eventual Carrion

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God is literally smiting these guys with lightning bolts and they don’t get it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:22:40am

re: #452 Backwoods_Sleuth

President Trump: “Maybe I’ll drive back to New York with our First Lady in a trailer.”

I thought he lived in Florida nowadays…

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:22:52am

re: #456 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

God is literally smiting these guys with lightning bolts and they don’t get it.

But a Hurricane hitting New Orleans is because of teh gays.

//

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:23:20am

re: #417 A Mom Anon

I thought I had read that the number of jobs lost was a bit over 40 million. But still, the jobs returning are mostly people being called back to work now. I wouldn’t call that a victory, not yet.

That is if you add up all of the new UI claims since the pandemic started. Some of them may have been duplicates.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:23:51am

re: #457 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought he lived in Florida nowadays…

He’s going to be roomies with Snowden soon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:23:55am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:24:34am

re: #453 Eventual Carrion

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:25:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:26:44am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:26:57am

re: #449 calochortus

And I haven’t even finished my coffee yet. ;)

I wish I actually understood how economies ( and people) work. Why does it always have to grow-or maybe it doesn’t? Can we have a stable system where most of us have enough and only a few have way too much? Does a rising tide lift all boats and is that what matters most? Are consumers generally dumber than a box of rocks or does making people feel good about having an overpriced, luxury branded fob on their key ring make sense?

It doesn’t have to grow if the population is in decline, like in Japan. Overpriced luxury items is a good way to get money out of rich people’s hands and into circulation where it can do some good.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:27:37am

re: #464 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kudlow is always wrong about everything.

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John Hughes  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:27:42am

re: #345 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

One of the tweets:

Bill Scher ✔ @billscher

Hillary got criticized for highballing this figure and Biden is getting criticized for lowballing it …

Actually Hillary lowballed the figure, she said half of Trumps supporters. Given that we know about 30% of all people are RWAs she was underestimating how many of Trump’s supporters were “deplorable”.

Biden is just deluded (or, probably deliberately understating to reduce the amount of knicker twisting).

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:29:02am

re: #467 John Hughes

One of the tweets:

Actually Hillary lowballed the figure, she said half of Trumps supporters. Given that we know about 30% of all people are RWAs she was underestimating how many of Trump’s supporters were “deplorable”.

Biden is just deluded (or, probably deliberately understating to reduce the amount of knicker twisting).

Also pretty sure HRC was referring to his rally crowds, not to all of his voters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:29:32am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:29:52am

re: #467 John Hughes

One of the tweets:

Actually Hillary lowballed the figure, she said half of Trumps supporters. Given that we know about 30% of all people are RWAs she was underestimating how many of Trump’s supporters were “deplorable”.

Biden is just deluded (or, probably deliberately understating to reduce the amount of knicker twisting).

If I didn’t think more than 85% were good people, I couldn’t buy a barbecue sandwich.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:30:03am

Good.

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jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:31:02am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:31:27am

re: #415 Backwoods_Sleuth

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everybody didnt die = winning!

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calochortus  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:31:35am

re: #465 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It doesn’t have to grow if the population is in decline, like in Japan. Overpriced luxury items is a good way to get money out of rich people’s hands and into circulation where it can do some good.

And yet, all we hear about is growing the economy.

My point about the key fobs is that these are items being sold to poorer people who dream about owning the Chanel gold earrings, but laid out $100 for a $10 item with a logo. Is there value in that? Maybe. I dunno.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:32:04am

In other good news, the ACLU tweeted that a judge had ruled that everybody in Indiana can vote absentee.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:32:30am

re: #469 Backwoods_Sleuth

He was just giving an honest answer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:34:12am
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John Hughes  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:34:17am

re: #355 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Who pees from the sofa? ;-)

In one episode of Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Terry was being questioned by the police about being drunk in public, the interview ended with the policeman pointing at a beaker on a shelf and telling Terry he had to urinate [in] it. Terry, sitting at the desk across from the cop said “What, from here?”.

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:34:28am

re: #472 jaunte

Someone should ask him about the lightning, and that maybe God talked to Floyd yesterday.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:34:44am

Dow is over 1000 up, and we are planning to ditch anything that’s not hard locked in the 401k.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:35:27am

re: #474 calochortus

And yet, all we hear about is growing the economy.

My point about the key fobs is that these are items being sold to poorer people who dream about owning the Chanel gold earrings, but laid out $100 for a $10 item with a logo. Is there value in that? Maybe. I dunno.

Growing the economy is important if the population is growing, as it is in the US. In a free market, people should generally be free to waste their money as they see fit. Though they should be protected from con artists and dangerous products.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:35:49am

Another day, Another Karen…and she thinks she’s Bat-Woman!

rawstory.com

In an incident that was caught on video this Wednesday, an elderly woman in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, brandished a bat as she confronted people protesting the death of George Floyd.

Speaking to WOODTV, the woman said she was just simply defending her community.

“I just simply stated, you know, ‘You’re not going to burn down East,’” 75-year-old Karla Anderson said.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:36:43am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:37:28am

re: #477 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Could be serious enough to warrant a raised eyebrow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:38:21am
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makeitstop  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:40:35am

LOL

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calochortus  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:41:24am

re: #481 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Growing the economy is important if the population is growing, as it is in the US. In a free market, people should generally be free to waste their money as they see fit. Though they should be protected from con artists and dangerous products.

Yes, the economy needs to grow with the population, but beyond that are we factoring in the environmental costs of production and disposal? What are we making/buying?
Is using sophisticated psychology to make items more attractive to potential purchasers a con job? There are a lot of gray areas in here.

If I see one more ad telling me I “deserve” some item or other, I’m going to scream. Get out your ear plugs because you know that’s going to happen soon.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:42:23am

re: #486 makeitstop

LOL

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If the want the Rand Paul Beat Down, let them have it!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:42:30am
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Citizen K  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:43:35am

I fucking hate this man so much. I absolutely fucking hate him like I’ve never hated anyone in my entire life. I hate how much I understand why a monster like him is in charge, and I hate how much I understand why he’s allowed to get away with so fucking much without consequence.

I hate just how fucking impenetrable the epistemic bubble he and the DC press corp live in is. I hate how beholden the press is to the idea that they have to treat the GOP with more and more kid gloves because the only fairness to them is giving the GOP all the benefit of the doubt and Dems and critics from the left none of it whatsoever.

I hate how terrified I have to be that he’s treating the health of Americans so blithely. I hate how blase he is about anything involving minorities and how eagerly he is to co-opt anything just to self-aggrandize. I hate how he’s bent every single fucking thing in our government as a monument to his narcissism. And I hate how the GOP has allowed it to happen because power begets power begets power begets power.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:43:40am
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Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:43:57am

re: #489 Backwoods_Sleuth

Awesome!

Trump later: Can we fence that area in as well?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:45:30am

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:45:54am

re: #492 Belafon

Awesome!

Trump later: Can we fence that area in as well?

Mayor Bowser is a black woman. I am just waiting for Trump to say something really stupid about her. You know he can’t help himself.

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William Lewis  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:46:54am

On my way to the pawn shop to make a payment on my layaway of a sporterized 1898 Krag, I noted this.

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lawhawk  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:47:07am

re: #493 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Citizen K  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:47:43am
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:48:02am

re: #288 Dread Pirate

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The virus is shaking in its boots over that purchase. Looks like its spread is about to be crushed (if it is infecting any protesters that those will be used on).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:48:30am
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makeitstop  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:49:53am
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Nojay UK  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:51:54am

re: #489 Backwoods_Sleuth

Back in the days of South African apartheid, the SA consulate office in Glasgow was located not far from George Square, the city’s main square and home to the city council. The council passed a resolution renaming the small square facing the SA consulate Nelson Mandela Square. The SA consular attache suggested they might move elsewhere, the council made it clear to them that anywhere the consulate might relocate in the city their postal address would begin “Nelson Mandela”. The consular attache gave in.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:52:01am

re: #490 Citizen K

I hate just how fucking impenetrable the epistemic bubble he and the DC press corp live in is. I hate how beholden the press is to the idea that they have to treat the GOP with more and more kid gloves because the only fairness to them is giving the GOP all the benefit of the doubt and Dems and critics from the left none of it whatsoever.

They have made craziness, crime, nepotism, lying and hatred seem normal and acceptable.

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lawhawk  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:52:26am

re: #500 makeitstop

ADP publishes regular payroll figures. States release unemployment data regularly.

There’s enough data points suggesting that there’s no great recovery here. There’s just prolonged misery - the CBO also figures that this recovery will take more than a decade.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:52:59am

re: #296 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tucker C has already warned us that if we dare hold cops accountable, all the good ones will quit and our undefended neighborhoods will be overrun by armed rapey-shooty gangs of you-know-whos.

Seems that is pretty ass-backwards. If we hold them accountable then the bad ones will quit or be fired, leaving only the good ones.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:54:35am

re: #504 Eventual Carrion

Seems that is pretty ass-backwards. If we hold them accountable then the bad ones will quit or be fired, leaving only the good ones.

Tucker Carlson will have us believe that police are the thin blue line between us and total Mau-Mau

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lawhawk  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:56:44am

This is the town featured in the Twilight series.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 8:56:49am
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BeachDem  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:00:17am

re: #493 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Who is the woman glowing profusely sweating behind him?

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John Hughes  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:00:50am

re: #501 Nojay UK

The council passed a resolution renaming the small square facing the SA consulate Nelson Mandela Square.

The square in front of the Chilean embassy in Paris is the Place Salvador Allende. Disappointingly it was only named that in 2003 and by then the Chileans were ok with the name. (It being in a rather snooty bit of Paris the locals were unhappy though).

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makeitstop  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:02:01am

Go, Woke Joe.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:03:03am

re: #316 jeffreyw

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He’s just around the corner behind me, isn’t he?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:06:09am

From a couple of cowards. I’m not impressed.

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Ferdinand  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:07:17am

re: #506 lawhawk

This is the town featured in the Twilight series.

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My wife and I spent time in Forks on our honeymoon in 2016. We were staying down the road in Olympic National Park on election night. Sadly, this doesn’t really surprise me. It just makes me fucking angry. Stunningly beautiful place with some stunningly wicked people. I suppose that’s everywhere in America. Still. I think it makes the sasquatch and rainforests angry.

514
garzooma  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:08:13am

re: #332 steve_davis

oh goddamnit…it’s an episcopal bishop, not an episcopalian one. one of the really sad effects of the loss of revenue in newspapers and magazines is that there’s no longer that guy from the Wire reading copy and shouting to someone, “It’s between you and me, Johnny! Not between you and I!”

Note that this is in response to the Mother Jones headline “White House Security Blocks Washington’s Episcopalian Bishop from Holding a Vigil at Her Church”. I still like it better than the WaPo headline of the bishop’s visit: “Historic D.C. church where Trump stood with a Bible becomes a symbol for his religious foes”. Buried in the story:

The rewriting of St. John’s as a symbol continued Wednesday. A group of clergy — including the region’s Episcopal bishop, Mariann Budde — planned a large afternoon prayer vigil outside the church. They had to move it a block away, however, because of an expanded security perimeter created by police agencies trying to control another day of mass protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
[…]
Attendees silently knelt in front of a row of military police who were blocking access to St. John’s, a 204-year-old structure with a steeple and high white columns where a small basement fire was set during the protests Sunday night.

Because jackbooted thugs in an American city blocking clergy from visiting their church is a totally normal thing.

515
calochortus  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:09:13am

Just a random, unsupported thought:
The lawyers said the two policemen who helped hold Floyd down while he was suffocated were rookies. As in only out on patrol a few times. That makes me wonder if this was more than just callous disregard for life.
It might have been making the new guys complicit in this sort of thing, sort of like when you force children to become soldiers and make them kill someone they know so they feel like they can never go home again and have nothing but their new group to belong to.

Probably Floyd’s death was unintended, but had to go close to the edge to make it effective.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:09:21am

re: #513 Ferdinand

My wife and I spent time in Forks on our honeymoon in 2016. We were staying down the road in Olympic National Park on election night. Sadly, this doesn’t really surprise me. It just makes me fucking angry. Stunningly beautiful place with some stunningly wicked people. I suppose that’s everywhere in America. Still. I think it makes the sasquatch and rainforests angry.

Stochiastic terror is going to wind up claiming lives before this is all over

517
mmmirele  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:11:38am

First world financial institution issues.

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518
Danack  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:12:13am

So it’s a shame that the Trump administration has so few military veterans in it, otherwise they would have pointed out the obvious result of putting up a fence around the Whitehouse.

Yes it’s great for the people inside the compound that they are safe, but how are people going to get in and out safely?

Any vehicle approaching that “tiny man square” is going to have to do so on a known path, to one of the few gates in it. And any vehicle leaving it will be easy to identify and attack.

People wearing suits walking up to the police line to be let through might make it……but people leaving the police lines to leave? They would be asking to be targets.

The US military was only able to operate in Baghdad like that because they had overwhelming air support and were willing open fire freely.

I guess helicopters would work for getting people in and out of the complex, and we’d even be able to re-enact the en.wikipedia.org but shuttling the 375 people meant to work in the Whitehouse, in and out every day, as well as Trumps cronies and Russian handlers, that is going to be a shedload of flights.

/time to start thinking of funny phrase reminding people of the Berlin airlift I think.

519
calochortus  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:13:44am

re: #515 calochortus

#515 was edited to make a little more sense. I think.

520
Danack  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:15:46am

re: #515 calochortus

Just a random, unsupported thought:…
It might have been making the new guys complicit in this sort of thing,

Ugh.

If proper records were kept of police violence this is the type of thing that could be analyzed. As well as obviously analysing how many coppers are psychos.

521
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:16:45am

really amateur photoshop

522
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:18:45am
523
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:19:30am
524
jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:19:35am

Infinite twitsplainin’

525
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:19:40am

re: #505 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tucker Carlson will have us believe that police are the thin blue line between us and total Mau-Mau

The Mau-Mau came in ‘52, all we had was lost. In our old colonial home, under the Southern Cross.

Seems like a good purging to me.

526
(((Archangel1)))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:20:39am

re: #416 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Dominate the streets. How do you say that in German?

I may be a bit off:

527
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:20:40am

re: #515 calochortus

Just a random, unsupported thought:
The lawyers said the two policemen who helped hold Floyd down while he was suffocated were rookies. As in only out on patrol a few times. That makes me wonder if this was more than just callous disregard for life.
It might have been making the new guys complicit in this sort of thing, sort of like when you force children to become soldiers and make them kill someone they know so they feel like they can never go home again and have nothing but their new group to belong to.

Probably Floyd’s death was unintended, but had to go close to the edge to make it effective.

So the murderer was a training officer showing the new kids how it’s done? Perfect.

528
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:20:49am

Apocalypse break:

529
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:22:46am

always a tweet

530
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:23:11am

re: #525 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The Mau-Mau came in ‘52, all we had was lost. In our old colonial home, under the Southern Cross.

Seems like a good purging to me.

Fear of getting Mau-Maued is one of the key tones played on any racist dogwhistle, like when Newt Gingrich remarked on Obama’s “Kenyan worldview”.

I don’t think he was referring to it in the sense of a British colony fighting for its independence…

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calochortus  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:24:28am

re: #527 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So the murderer was a training officer showing the new kids how it’s done? Perfect.

Well, of course it’s just a theory, but it’s more making them complicit than showing how it’s done. Where it went wrong was that he probably didn’t intend to make it a murder. Just another “routine” arrest.

532
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:25:27am
533
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:26:44am
534
Teukka  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:26:52am

So… Someone shared this link…

535
Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:28:18am

re: #529 Backwoods_Sleuth

This could be the mother of all dead-cat bounces.

536
Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:29:03am

re: #319 electrotek

Add ex Playboy Playmate Carrie Stevens for being incredibly tone deaf about the protests

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That one bad cop sure gets around then.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:29:24am
538
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:30:00am

re: #534 Teukka

“… freedom’s untidy. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things. They’re also free to live their lives and do wonderful things.”

539
jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:31:17am
540
jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:32:04am
541
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:32:09am

re: #537 The Pie Overlord!

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DAMN!

Is the White House Press Corpse FINALLY WAKING UP?

542
Jay C  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:33:10am

re: #499 Backwoods_Sleuth

Morning, all.

Trump’s former chief of staff John Kelly: “I think we need to look harder at who we elect. I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them through the filter: What is their character like? What are their ethics?”

Well, assuming he is referring to Donald Trump here:

1. Fuck you, Kelly: you -voluntarily - worked for this disgraceful asshole, you don’t get to lecture us about “character”.

2. I know it’s a common trope to assume that “Trump got a pass in 2016”: but that’s an assessment I believe is only partially true. I think he really WAS “put [] through the filter” - none of the “revelations” about his dishonest business practices, mendacious tendencies, sick personality, bigoted attitudes, etc, were really “news:. But the fact remains that he (to our national shame) became President ANYWAY: because (in ascending order of guilt); the Republicans nominated him, the Republicans let him run, and, most centrally: millions of people voted for him despite everything.

Not excuse John Kelly - IMO, “worked in the Trump White House” ought to be a Badge Of Shame forever - but ultimately, the problem with Trump goes back to us, not him. And that’s the toughest issue to have to face. Which I am not sure we are going to be able to do in an adequate manner.

543
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:33:41am

re: #541 Joe Bacon 🌹

DAMN!

Is the White House Press Corpse FINALLY WAKING UP?

I think that was enough to drive how how long they have been dealing with a sick, evil, mendacious criminal.

544
Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:34:37am

re: #334 Belafon

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I go with about 27% are not good people

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:36:47am

re: #544 Eventual Carrion

I go with about 27% are not good people

I think that when it comes to actively malicious, criminal, sociopathic people who will cause harm and suffering for their own benefit or simply their own amusement, the figure is somewhat lower.

546
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:37:52am

re: #541 Joe Bacon 🌹

DAMN!

Is the White House Press Corpse FINALLY WAKING UP?

Not enough, nor soon enough.

547
makeitstop  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:38:07am

I’m tellin’ y’all, K-Pop Stans are going to save the world.

548
Jay C  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:38:21am

re: #525 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The Mau-Mau came in ‘52, all we had was lost. In our old colonial home, under the Southern Cross.

Seems like a good purging to me.

Warren Zevon, right?
Worth an upding, in that case (as ever) - well, worth it anyway…..

(and yeah, the import of Newt’s “Kenyan” comments - which was a common theme with him throughout the Obama Administration - usually went unnoticed. Not by me, but then, I’m an LGF regular….)

549
Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:39:30am

re: #542 Jay C

I figure the early crew thought that they could shape him into a president, and at least be a barrier between him and the rest of government/people. When it didn’t happen, they left.

The people still there, or volunteering to come on, those are the people that should definitely stand for what they’ve done.

550
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:40:43am
551
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:40:46am

re: #548 Jay C

Warren Zevon, right?
Worth an upding, in that case (as ever) - well, worth it anyway…..

(and yeah, the import of Newt’s “Kenyan” comments - which was a common theme with him throughout the Obama Administration - usually went unnoticed. Not by me, but then, I’m an LGF regular….)

Yeah I remember when Newt said that. They always were reminding people that Obama was somehow less of an American because of his father’s place of birth. And that’s something that still angers me thinking about it.

552
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:42:48am

re: #549 Belafon

I figure the early crew thought that they could shape him into a president, and at least be a barrier between him and the rest of government/people. When it didn’t happen, they left.

The people still there, or volunteering to come on, those are the people that should definitely stand for what they’ve done.

I think so too. At the same time, I have no sympathy especially for Kelly after he enabled a lot of Trump’s worst moments during his CoS time.

553
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:43:54am

re: #551 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I remember when Newt said that. They always were reminding people that Obama was somehow less of an American because of his father’s place of birth. And that’s something that still angers me thinking about it.

and implying that if he had his dictatorial way, he would be out dismembering white people with machetes…that was part of the Jade Helm panic

554
Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:45:44am

Well it seems we may have reached a point where no one is still waiting on that Presidential pivot.

555
garzooma  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:46:06am

re: #552 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think so too. At the same time, I have no sympathy especially for Kelly after he enabled a lot of Trump’s worst moments during his CoS time.

And lied about Rep. Frederica Wilson.

556
Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:46:15am
557
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:47:11am

re: #553 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and implying that if he had his dictatorial way, he would be out dismembering white people with machetes…that was part of the Jade Helm panic

Yep. There always was and always will be racism into how conservatives talk about Obama.

558
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:48:08am

re: #555 garzooma

And lied about Rep. Frederica Wilson.

Yep. I’m glad he’s speaking out now but after this, be gone Johnny.

559
BeachDem  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:50:50am

re: #551 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I remember when Newt said that. They always were reminding people that Obama was somehow less of an American because of his father’s place of birth. And that’s something that still angers me thinking about it.

Let’s not forget that beacon of southern charm, Mike Huckabee (from 2011):

Huckabee Replaces N-word With ‘Mau-Mau’

That’s when Huckabee, to the surprise of most everyone, started squawking that President Obama grew up in Kenya, where he was influenced by his father’s and grandfathers’ anticolonial Mau-Mauism to despise the British Empire—and, by implication, all white power.

and where it all started:

All this garbage started last year with Dinesh D’Souza’s repulsive headliner for Forbes, which maintained that Obama’s “anti-business” policies could be explained only by his “Kenyan anti-colonialism.”

…But here’s a simpler theory: The right spews this bizarre “anticolonial” claptrap because it gives them a chance to say “Mau Mau,” which conjures a more fearsome threat than the N-word itself.

thenation.com

560
(((Archangel1)))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:52:10am
561
jaunte  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:54:21am

re: #559 BeachDem

Let’s not forget that beacon of southern charm, Mike Huckabee (from 2011):

Huckabee Replaces N-word With ‘Mau-Mau’

That’s when Huckabee, to the surprise of most everyone, started squawking that President Obama grew up in Kenya, where he was influenced by his father’s and grandfathers’ anticolonial Mau-Mauism to despise the British Empire—and, by implication, all white power.

and where it all started:

All this garbage started last year with Dinesh D’Souza’s repulsive headliner for Forbes, which maintained that Obama’s “anti-business” policies could be explained only by his “Kenyan anti-colonialism.”

…But here’s a simpler theory: The right spews this bizarre “anticolonial” claptrap because it gives them a chance to say “Mau Mau,” which conjures a more fearsome threat than the N-word itself.

If the roles were reversed they would call it “taking back our country.”

562
Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:56:31am

re: #355 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Who pees from the sofa? ;-)

Sofa King do

563
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:57:02am

re: #561 jaunte

Jut a reminder that HUCK SINN loves to talk about his “personal relationship with Jay-Zuss” that moved him to override the Arkansas Parole Board and let Wayne DuMond and Maurice Clemmons out of prison so they could rape and kill again.

564
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:57:42am

re: #559 BeachDem

Let’s not forget that beacon of southern charm, Mike Huckabee (from 2011):

Huckabee Replaces N-word With ‘Mau-Mau’

That’s when Huckabee, to the surprise of most everyone, started squawking that President Obama grew up in Kenya, where he was influenced by his father’s and grandfathers’ anticolonial Mau-Mauism to despise the British Empire—and, by implication, all white power.

and where it all started:

All this garbage started last year with Dinesh D’Souza’s repulsive headliner for Forbes, which maintained that Obama’s “anti-business” policies could be explained only by his “Kenyan anti-colonialism.”

…But here’s a simpler theory: The right spews this bizarre “anticolonial” claptrap because it gives them a chance to say “Mau Mau,” which conjures a more fearsome threat than the N-word itself.

thenation.com

I actually forgot that. There was so much of that crap and the GOP base ate it up. I’m also not happy with the way a lot of left wingers treated Obama too.

565
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:58:34am

re: #559 BeachDem

Obama grew up in Kenya, where he was influenced by his father’s and grandfathers’ anticolonial Mau-Mauism

Can there be anything more un-American than opposing British colonialism?

566
Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:58:36am

re: #356 The Ghost of a Flea

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:59:22am

re: #547 makeitstop

I’m tellin’ y’all, K-Pop Stans are going to save the world.

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That thread is in a language I do not understand. It’s English but… I’m old.

568
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 9:59:34am

re: #564 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I actually forgot that. There was so much of that crap and the GOP base ate it up. I’m also not happy with the way a lot of left wingers treated Obama too.

Because he was not left enough. Biden is going to get a shit-ton of that…

569
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:01:42am

re: #567 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That thread is in a language I do not understand. It’s English but… I’m old.

Polygon has described Stan Twitter as “an overarching collection of various fandoms”, and additionally as a community that “[signifies] individuals congregated around certain, specific interests ranging from queer identity to K-pop groups, and added that “Stan Twitter is essentially synonymous with fandom twitter.”

570
The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:01:50am

Keep in mind that “the Mau Mau” reputation as some kind of primitive savagery was a deliberately racist image constructed by the British government, in direct contradiction to what their own experts had to say about the Kikuyu in general and the planning and strategy of the rebels themselves.

But that’s what the British always did…invent lurid stories about the brown people they were dominating so that nothing they did counted as “resistance to rule that makes sense” but was always some kind of atavistic, primitive aggression that required the level of civilian-targetting brutality the British always unleashed.

(In the case of the Kikuyu ut putting them in concentration camps and a lot of rape.)

Reactionary American dudes invoking the Mau Mau are confessing.

571
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:04:12am

re: #568 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because he was not left enough. Biden is going to get a shit-ton of that…

A lot of it was racist shit too. Michael Moore and Bill Maher can both kiss my Irish ass for crying about how they didn’t vote for the black guy to be a white guy. Obama has more understanding in his pinky about how actually to get shit done than those two clown. Oh and everyone who acted like Obama was the drone monster doesn’t say shit about Trump using them more but Glenn Greenwald has to poison naive, young left wingers about the reality of policy from his Brazilian villa.

572
makeitstop  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:05:08am

re: #567 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That thread is in a language I do not understand. It’s English but… I’m old.

It started the other day when someone tried to get #WhiteoutWednesday trending on Twitter - the KPop stans (fans of Kpop who employ ‘fancams’ to capture video of their favorite members of different bands) completely hijacked the hashtag. Same with #whitelivesmatter.

It’s so goofy and hilarious, but it’s heartwarming at the same time. And some of those Kpop groups have got absolutely killer moves.

573
Belafon  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:06:43am

re: #571 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

A lot of it was racist shit too. Michael Moore and Bill Maher can both kiss my Irish ass for crying about how they didn’t vote for the black guy to be a white guy. Obama has more understanding in his pinky about how actually to get shit done than those two clown. Oh and everyone who acted like Obama was the drone monster doesn’t say shit about Trump using them more but Glenn Greenwald has to poison naive, young left wingers about the reality of policy from his Brazilian villa.

One of my cousins tried to justify calling out the national guard by referencing Obama’s use of drones.

574
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:07:03am

re: #570 The Ghost of a Flea

Keep in mind that “the Mau Mau” reputation as some kind of primitive savagery was a deliberately racist image constructed by the British government…

Enoch Powell and his 1968 Rivers of Blood speech…

“In this country in 15 or 20 years’ time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.”

That was no dog whistle, it was a fog horn.

575
sagehen  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:09:50am

re: #541 Joe Bacon 🌹

DAMN!

Is the White House Press Corpse FINALLY WAKING UP?

Getting tear-gassed, flash-banged and shot with rubber bullets will do that.

576
makeitstop  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:12:38am

I might be late on this, but it’s pretty damn epic.

577
(((Archangel1)))  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:29:55am
578
retired cynic  Jun 5, 2020 • 10:30:50am

re: #570 The Ghost of a Flea

Keep in mind that “the Mau Mau” reputation as some kind of primitive savagery was a deliberately racist image constructed by the British government, in direct contradiction to what their own experts had to say about the Kikuyu in general and the planning and strategy of the rebels themselves.

But that’s what the British always did…invent lurid stories about the brown people they were dominating so that nothing they did counted as “resistance to rule that makes sense” but was always some kind of atavistic, primitive aggression that required the level of civilian-targetting brutality the British always unleashed.

(In the case of the Kikuyu ut putting them in concentration camps and a lot of rape.)

Reactionary American dudes invoking the Mau Mau are confessing.

It was the “antifa” hysteria. Watched a five hour ? documentary on it. Sickening!!

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2020 • 11:27:13am

re: #493 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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It’s like he thinks we are all blind.


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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live) #TheMorriconeDuel #FilmMusicLive #DNSOWant to experience The Danish National Symphony Orchestra live? bit.ly The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Composed by Ennio MorriconeVarious flutes: Hans Ulrik, Russell ItaniVocals: Tuva Semmingsen & Christine Nonbo Andersen In January 2018, The Danish ...
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Charlie Puth - Girlfriend [Official Audio] "Girlfriend" Out Now - charlieputh.lnk.to Text me:[no phone numbers allowed] Subscribe for more official content from Charlie Puth: charlieputh.lnk.to Follow Charliecharlieputh.com facebook.com@charlieputh instagram.comtiktok.comSoundCloud Lyrics: Yeah, tired of this conversationWe didn’t come all this wayTo touch a little, kiss a ...
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Paul Weller - Village - Radio 2 BreakfastPaul Weller performs Village live from his Black Barn studio for the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show
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Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet (Live From Home, 2020) In the spirit of musical comradeship through isolation, us fellas in Crowded House have created a live version of Fall At Your Feet, captured here in the making at our respective home set ups. Some of the sentiment in ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200628after the rototilling we tossed several bags of wild flower seeds. thousands and thousands. we'll see what happens with them. we also bought four trees for our anniversary.all natives, good for birds and butterflies. there's a slash pine, a beautyberry ...
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Russian Bounties — Trump Threatens the American Experiment - PRESS RUN Not once has Trump angrily banged a lectern and promised to get to the bottom of the stunning and heartbreaking story that Russian intelligence was paying lucrative bounties for the lives of American troops murdered in Afghanistan. Not once ...
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