Colbert Recaps the Week: America’s Citizens Will Not Be Silenced by Government Intimidation

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As our leaders try to use violence to intimidate us into being silent, Stephen delivers a message of strength; a reminder that there are more of us than them. And that the government is outnumbered by a citizenry who will not stop demanding their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. #Colbert #StephenAtHome #Monologue

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:45:04am

Fuck Trump.

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BlueGrl21  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:45:52am

re: #1 GlutenFreeJesus

Fuck Trump.

Indeed.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:45:55am

kcuf pmurt

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:47:04am

re: #1 GlutenFreeJesus

Fuck Trump.

Hear hear!

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:47:32am

The Day is not all bad…….

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mmmirele  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:49:16am

My congressman, Andy Biggs, has been regularly promoting COVID-19 denialists, such as Alex Berenson. Here’s an article if you want background.

vanityfair.com

Apparently Berenson browbeat Amazon in allowing him to publish his pamphlet and Andy’s happy about it. This is not the first skeptic/denialist Andy has promoted, but with this one, I just finally lost it. I asked on my FB if someone could put a tinfoil hat and rubber clown nose on Andy.

Congressman Clown

And I posted it to Biggs’ FB. Haven’t gotten a response yet, but I did ask the person who runs Andy’s FB if they could let us know when Andy decided to go full QAnon so I could get my Kpop fancams ready.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:51:37am

re: #6 mmmirele

My congressman, Andy Biggs, has been regularly promoting COVID-19 denialists, such as Alex Berenson. Here’s an article if you want background.

vanityfair.com

Apparently Berenson browbeat Amazon in allowing him to publish his pamphlet and Andy’s happy about it. This is not the first skeptic/denialist Andy has promoted, but with this one, I just finally lost it. I asked on my FB if someone could put a tinfoil hat and rubber clown nose on Andy.

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And I posted it to Biggs’ FB. Haven’t gotten a response yet, but I did ask the person who runs Andy’s FB if they could let us know when Andy decided to go full QAnon so I could get my Kpop fancams ready.

Why wait? I’m sure Andy LOVES K-pop!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:52:23am
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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:53:03am

From downstairs:

re: #305 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

THE ECONOMY IS RECOVERING, WE DON’T NEED TO PAY YOU LAZY LAYABOUTS, GET BACK TO WORK

And despite the fact that Minnesota is entering “phase 3” of its “Stay Safe MN” program, which introduces indoor dining and most businesses (such as salons and gyms) at 50% capacity / maximum 250 people, the toothless state GOP is still trying to castigate Governor Walz and strip his emergency powers so we can forcibly reopen. I don’t understand what these people want, I mean, we’re making progress reopening the economy and we’re doing SO WELL controlling the pandemic… Oh, wait, that’s right - they want us all to die horribly so they can prove their worth to the Dear Leader and make Minnesota Republican.

We saw the reason yesterday: They want to ram the economy back to as close to “normal” before November as they can because double-digit UE is electoral poison. Also, the sooner that the pandemic is declared “over,” the sooner they can start agitating for cuts to UEI and the social safety net to force the “freeloaders” back to work.

Mitch and others atop Capital Hill have signaled what the party as a whole fears: We might get to November or even into next year thinking that that whole “socialism” business might be a good idea.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:54:01am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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Sean Spicer getting ready to take the podium and insist that this crowd is nowhere as large as Trump’s inauguration crowd.

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John Hughes  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:56:14am

re: #1 GlutenFreeJesus

Fuck Trump.

As I thought the first time I saw Nique da Police spray painted on a wall: “eew, do I have to?”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:56:57am

re: #9 Targetpractice

From downstairs:

We saw the reason yesterday: They want to ram the economy back to as close to “normal” before November as they can because double-digit UE is electoral poison. Also, the sooner that the pandemic is declared “over,” the sooner they can start agitating for cuts to UEI and the social safety net to force the “freeloaders” back to work.

Mitch and others atop Capital Hill have signaled what the party as a whole fears: We might get to November or even into next year thinking that that whole “socialism” business might be a good idea.

Considering that the GOP as a whole is literally imploding out of existence before our eyes, I can well understand why they might be in a panic. The good news for me, personally, is that the state GOP is hardly a threat; despite the closeness of Hillary’s victory in 2016, and there have been some imports from Wisconsin who have diluted the Democratic majority somewhat, the gerrymandering is not obnoxiously bad and the suburbs are really the only places where dumbshits are to be found.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:57:29am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Benjamin Franklin Parkway can handle a lot of people.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:57:41am

hi

Nice calm day out here on the High Plains.

11:49 AM MDT Saturday, June 6 - The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire forecast area in a Slight Risk (Level 2/5) for severe thunderstorms this afternoon, with an Enhanced Risk (Level 3/5) over the northern Nebraska Panhandle. Thunderstorms will begin developing in our area during the next hour, and become widespread across southeast Wyoming. Thunderstorms will arrive in Nebraska Panhandle around 3pm in the afternoon. Extremely dangerous winds up to 70 mph is possible along with up to golf ball sized hail. Those living in the Nebraska Panhandle can monitor the latest severe weather updates through 162.425 MHz on your NOAA weather radio. Remember to keep multiple outlets of weather warnings handy!

weather.gov (Cheyenne regional NWS office)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 6, 2020 • 11:57:48am

Churchill, on guard against Socialism:

It was 1946 and the new Labour government had started nationalizing all the major industries in Britain. Churchill, then the opposition leader, went into the parliamentary mens room and found the Labour PM, Clement Atlee, relieving himself at one end of the long trough-type urinal. Churchill took up a position at the opposite end, a good ten feet away, and proceeded to do the same. Atlee said, “What’s wrong, Winston, feeling unsociable today?”
Churchill responded, “No, Clem, it’s just that every time you see something big, you try to nationalize it.”

I think this possibly apocryphal story probably speaks to the Republicans’ real fears more than they might admit.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:02:21pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:02:54pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Lovely

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:03:46pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Here is another view.
kywnewsradio.radio.com

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:04:07pm

re: #12 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Considering that the GOP as a whole is literally imploding out of existence before our eyes, I can well understand why they might be in a panic. The good news for me, personally, is that the state GOP is hardly a threat; despite the closeness of Hillary’s victory in 2016, and there have been some imports from Wisconsin who have diluted the Democratic majority somewhat, the gerrymandering is not obnoxiously bad and the suburbs are really the only places where dumbshits are to be found.

Unfortunately, I can’t quite say the same. While the VA GOP are in a state of decline, they still wield enough power at the local level to fuck with the state as a whole. Hence why our own “reopening” is such a fucking joke, because even with a Dem majority in the General Assembly, swinging any sort of law or regulation regarding masks and social distancing would likely fail. Combine that with the pressure by local governments to “reopen” with all possible haste to take advantage of tourist season and you begin to see why VA has yet to see a dip in new cases.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:08:34pm

re: #15 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Churchill, on guard against Socialism:

I think this possibly apocryphal story probably speaks to the Republicans’ real fears more than they might admit.

The British NHS was a product of WW2 when they feared massive civilian casualties from bombing or even a potential invasion and wanted to be able to provide medial services wherever needed.

Churchill wanted to abolish it, but one of the reasons he lost re-election after the was was that it turned out to be so terribly popular with the British people.

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John Hughes  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:10:37pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

And test all the employees.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:11:35pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Trump visits the coronavirus swab production line in Maine, without a mask, and the manufacturer says it will now have to throw away the day’s output

They should bill him for the cost of the day’s operations for knowingly contaminating the facility.

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nines09  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:13:36pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

That’s my Philly.

Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:14:00pm

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They should bill him for the cost of the day’s operations for knowingly contaminating the facility.

They knew him and how he behaves. It’s their own fault. They deserve no sympathy.

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John Hughes  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:14:12pm

re: #20 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The British NHS was a product of WW2 when they feared massive civilian casualties from bombing or even a potential invasion and wanted to be able to provide medial services wherever needed.

Churchill wanted to abolish it, but one of the reasons he lost re-election after the was was that it turned out to be so terribly popular with the British people.

Completely a-historical.

There was no NHS during the second world war(*). The incoming Labour government, massively voted for by returning veterans, stood on a platform of creating a national health service.

As I have already told you once.

(* It is true that the Beveridge report, which laid the foundations of the whole British Welfare State, part of which became the NHS, was published in 1943, but implementation was left for after the war. Labour was for it, the Conservatives under Churchill against).

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John Hughes  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:15:12pm

re: #24 Hecuba’s daughter

Invite typhoid Mary to inspect the kitchen. Get what you deserve.

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nines09  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:16:17pm

“WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!???!?

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stpaulbear  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:16:38pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

You’d think by now that these companies would do everything they can to isolate their product when Trump visits. He won’t be able to tell (or even care about) the difference anyway. They could bring in boxes of out-of-date or defective products that were slated for dumping anyway.

Any company that invites Trump should know that they have to do this if they don’t want to contaminate their facilities and production.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:17:28pm

re: #25 John Hughes

Completely a-historical.

There was no NHS during the second world war. The incoming Labour government, massively voted for by returning veterans, stood on a platform of creating a national health service.

As I have already told you once.

You are correct, but the NHS was based on the health service put in place during WW2

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:17:51pm

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They should bill him for the cost of the day’s operations for knowingly contaminating the facility.

Well yeah. But you know he won’t pay.

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ckkatz  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:19:24pm

re: #11 John Hughes

As I thought the first time I saw Nique da Police spray painted on a wall: “eew, do I have to?”

As Jim Wright is fond of saying “Don’t do that! That’s how you make more of them!”.

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teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:20:42pm

I think the main reason why the extra fencing was erected is simple. Everyone finding out that Fuckface Von Clownstick hid in the White House bunker last weekend was a massive narcissistic injury, it was the worst thing to happen to him in his mind; people were calling him a coward, people were laughing at him, the public shaming broke his already fucked-up brain. He asked Secret Service how to avoid ever having to be whisked away to the bunker ever again (bear in mind the last time it was used was on 11 September 2001), SS said “well, about the only thing we could do is fence off everything around us for several blocks…” “DO IT!!!” FVC said. Now he can rest easy in the residence.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:21:02pm

re: #26 John Hughes

Invite typhoid Mary to inspect the kitchen. Get what you deserve.

I do not understand why they assented if they knew that he would not wear a mask that his presence would endanger the day’s production?

The decision-making processes (I guess that is too definitive, the result-producing processes) of this Trump and his toadies are just unfathomable.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:22:34pm

Weather radio just popped off.

All the counties of the Nebraska Panhandle, plus Goshen County, Wyo. are now under a severe thunderstorm watch. Here we go.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:24:39pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:26:41pm

re: #35 Dread Pirate

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Gee more projection by the projection party. I’ll have to double check Trump’s birth certificate.

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Jay C  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:27:03pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

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I think the main reason why the extra fencing was erected is simple. Everyone finding out that Fuckface Von Clownstick hid in the White House bunker last weekend was a massive narcissistic injury, it was the worst thing to happen to him in his mind; people were calling him a coward, people were laughing at him, the public shaming broke his already fucked-up brain. He asked Secret Service how to avoid ever having to be whisked away to the bunker ever again (bear in mind the last time it was used was on 11 September 2001), SS said “well, about the only thing we could do is fence off everything around us for several blocks…” “DO IT!!!” FVC said. Now he can rest easy in the residence.

Good point, except that WTH does fencing off the WH make it look like, but basically, an open-air “bunker” anyway?
King Orangeanus is still hiding away: that he’s not literally in a secured basement is only a marginal improvement on the image.
And can we imagine Trump EVER doing a Nixon, and going out to meet with protestors - however fakey the setup might be?

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stpaulbear  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:27:06pm

re: #23 Allow me to light that for you…

That’s my Philly.

Is there any song with more cowbell?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:27:49pm

re: #38 stpaulbear

Is there any song with more cowbell?

Honky Tonk Women

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:27:58pm

re: #35 Dread Pirate

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As always, if you want to know what Repubs are doing, just listen to what they accuse Dems of engaging in.

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stpaulbear  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:32:54pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

Someone should take an overhead view of the fenced in area and photoshop a golf course into it.

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Weaselone  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:33:38pm

re: #33 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not understand why they assented if they knew that he would not wear a mask that his presence would endanger the day’s production?

The decision-making processes (I guess that is too definitive, the result-producing processes) of this Trump and his toadies are just unfathomable.

Reading the article, it appears that they were only running the machines for Trump’s visit on Friday. As the production that day was solely for the benefit of Trump’s photo op, it seems like they had probably decided beforehand just to toss it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:34:35pm

Well, it looks like Nebraska is finally going to get around to implementing Medicaid expansion under the ACA that the voters approved in 2018.

Nebraska voters approved a Medicaid expansion ballot measure in November 2018 and the state submitted a state plan amendment (SPA) for the expansion on April 1, 2019. The SPA delays Medicaid expansion implementation until October 1, 2020 to allow time for the state to seek a Section 1115 waiver to implement expansion with program elements that differ from what is allowed under federal law. On December 12, 2019, the state submitted this waiver to CMS for review. On April 10, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced that CMS would not finish approval of this waiver ahead of the planned implementation date. The Department plans to implement expansion on October 1, 2020 without the program elements from the 1115 waiver, with applications beginning August 1, 2020.

kff.org

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John Hughes  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:35:06pm

re: #29 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The wartime EHS (Emergency Hospital Service) was vastly smaller that the after war NHS. Notably it did not cover the whole population, just military personnel and essential workers(*). It also only covered hospital care, not all GP care like the NHS.

You could argue that the evident holes in the EHS lead to the creation of the NHS. Returning troops were disgusted to find that their families didn’t have the same access to health care that they did.

For the EHS there was a 62 page book saying who had access. For the NHS (before the last two or three tory governments) that was replaced by “everyone”.

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ckkatz  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:35:18pm

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Weather radio just popped off.

All the counties of the Nebraska Panhandle, plus Goshen County, Wyo. are now under a severe thunderstorm watch. Here we go.

Please be safe!

In honor, here are a few of Mark Twain’s many comments on weather. Thinking cool thoughts, these are on winter weather…

Winter is begun here, now, I suppose. It blew part of the hair off the dog yesterday & got the rest this morning.
- letter to Chatto and Windus, October 21, 1892. Published in The Fence Painter, Winter, 2004.

Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d all have frozen to death.
- quoted in Mark Twain and I, Opie Read

The captain had been telling how, in one of his Arctic voyages, it was so cold that the mate’s shadow froze fast to the deck and had to be ripped loose by main strength. And even then he got only about two-thirds of it back.
- Following the Equator

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:38:28pm

re: #38 stpaulbear

Is there any song with more cowbell?

(5:42)

More Cowbell - SNL

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teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:39:09pm

re: #37 Jay C

Good point, except that WTH does fencing off the WH make it look like, but basically, an open-air “bunker” anyway?
King Orangeanus is still hiding away: that he’s not literally in a secured basement is only a marginal improvement on the image.

Fuckface Von Clownstick has proven time and time again that he’s a blithering idiot who always makes things worse for himself.

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dat_said  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:39:15pm

Trump visited Arizona about three weeks ago and pressured the Republican governor into opening early. Governor dutifully did so the next day and now Arizona’s largest health system is out of capacity ECMO lung machines for Covid.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:40:26pm

re: #48 dat_said

Trump visited Arizona about three weeks ago and pressured the Republican governor into opening early. Governor dutifully did so the next day and now Arizona’s largest health system is out of capacity ECMO lung machines for Covid.

Jared must be positively over the moon at the idea of further grifting to come in the fall and winter.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:41:41pm

A love note from an admirer in New Jersey. Used the email address “fuckucharlie at hotmail”.

when abe Lincoln was prez,you know him,the freer of the slaves who the dumbocrap party fought like crazy against him,just like they did the dred scoot decision,the right for blacks to vote-dumbocraps fought against the civil rights laws and bill clintons good friend the kkk guy senator from ak =the dumbocraps supported every law that kept black folks in slavery as they do today making black people dependent on gooooovermint-dont listen to me,listen to candance owens==in abe’s time the generals went against abe just like kelly,mathis who wanted the usa in syria,to attack iran,venezsula-abe fired many generals who opposed him and put many treasonous reporters in jailed who told nothing but lies-your a f ing maggot little green shetballs , your butt buddies myers,colbert,obummer,hiterly,and other commie leftists who hate america,are racists just like you charlie-but your too stupid charlie and you care nothing about the truth-its all about your commie agenda to bring down america-your a filled up barf bag charlie

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:42:08pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

A love note from an admirer in New Jersey. Used the email address “fuckucharlie at hotmail”.

Authentic frontier gibberish.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:46:13pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

It hurts to attempt to read that.

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ckkatz  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:46:43pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

“It was clear as mud but it covered the ground
And the confusion made the brain go ‘round.”
- Harry Belafonte from ‘Man Piaba’

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stpaulbear  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:48:12pm

re: #39 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Honky Tonk Women

When I listen to Honky Tonk Woman, what I always hear is that Charlie Watts comes in ‘wrong’ after the cowbell introduction. I think Jimmy Miller is playing the cowbell. You can hear that he drops the pattern he’s playing and picks it up again pretty quickly with a pattern that doesn’t start on 1 (Miller plays it as ..&2, 3&, &). Charlie thought it started on 1 (1&, &3, 4).

I learned the song for a band I was in. Far from me to say that anything that Charlie Watts played was ‘wrong’, but it always bugged me.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:49:01pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

hiterly,and other commie leftists

Nailed the 180.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:49:59pm
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nines09  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:51:12pm

re: #38 stpaulbear

Is there any song with more cowbell?

Actually that is tricky to do at first. That’s up inside the bell and rattling off the rhythm. Try it.
If you got cowbell……

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:57:41pm

(2:06)
Perfect One-Pot, Six-Pan, 10-Wok, 25-Baking Sheet Dinner (The Onion)

Perfect One-Pot, Six-Pan, 10-Wok, 25-Baking Sheet Dinner

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Jay C  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:58:00pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

A love note from an admirer in New Jersey. Used the email address “fuckucharlie at hotmail”.

“dred scoot”??

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:59:45pm

re: #59 Jay C

“dred scoot”??

President of a badass Vespa club. You don’t want to mess with them.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 12:59:51pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

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For the life of me, I can’t understand why people would be protesting over police behavior…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:01:17pm

Thread, nine tweets:

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stpaulbear  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:06:40pm

re: #57 Allow me to light that for you…

Actually that is tricky to do at first. That’s up inside the bell and rattling off the rhythm. Try it.
If you got cowbell……

Yeah, it would be really tricky to play it like that. I wouldn’t be able to do that and keep it even and in time.

I think in that song it’s just a cowbell on a stand and a second guy (not the drummer) using two sticks to whack it on the edge. it drops in and out but it’s totally consistent when it’s there.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:07:05pm

Buffalo cops: “We’re going to put on a display of contempt and total brazen stupidity that can only make us look worse to the people of our city.”

Philly cops: “Hold our beer.”

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:08:39pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

Didn’t Rachel Maddow say on her show yesterday the reason those 57 officers resigned from the ERT was because their union is refusing to provide legal services to anyone on that team?

If that’s the case then continuing to claim they did it out of protest to support the 2 assholes without further evidence of such is well… wrong isn’t it? Or did I get the wrong info about what Rachel Maddow reported?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:09:33pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

I am not surprised.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:11:48pm

re: #27 Allow me to light that for you…

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Cooper 🧡🧡

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:23:48pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

Buffalo cops: “We’re going to put on a display of contempt and total brazen stupidity that can only make us look worse to the people of our city.”

Philly cops: “Hold our beer.”

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:26:05pm

re: #65 Jack Burton

Didn’t Rachel Maddow say on her show yesterday the reason those 57 officers resigned from the ERT was because their union is refusing to provide legal services to anyone on that team?

If that’s the case then continuing to claim they did it out of protest to support the 2 assholes without further evidence of such is well… wrong isn’t it? Or did I get the wrong info about what Rachel Maddow reported?

My guess is all the union’s “threat” did was give those in the ERT who wanted to quit in “solidarity” a club to bludgeon any who might consider staying on because…you know…it’s their fucking job.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:29:07pm

Trump is gloating over this, taking it as a signal from the Big G that he needs to double down on his destructive ways…

cbs42.com

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garzooma  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:31:17pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

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I think the main reason why the extra fencing was erected is simple. Everyone finding out that Fuckface Von Clownstick hid in the White House bunker last weekend was a massive narcissistic injury, it was the worst thing to happen to him in his mind; people were calling him a coward, people were laughing at him, the public shaming broke his already fucked-up brain. He asked Secret Service how to avoid ever having to be whisked away to the bunker ever again (bear in mind the last time it was used was on 11 September 2001), SS said “well, about the only thing we could do is fence off everything around us for several blocks…” “DO IT!!!” FVC said. Now he can rest easy in the residence.

I think the reason is that he takes advice from someone who lives the Kremlin, which means “fortress within a city”.

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Mattand  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:31:56pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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That’s the Ben Franklin Parkway. It’s the big thoroughfare you see when Rocky is at the top of the Art Museum steps. I wouldn’t be shocked if that crowd is tilting toward 600,000 or more.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:34:00pm

re: #72 Mattand

I am not surprised. I have seen bigger crowds on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:34:05pm

I need something to cheer me up…time for the Ohio Players!

The Ohio Players - Fire

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Mattand  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:34:24pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

Buffalo cops: “We’re going to put on a display of contempt and total brazen stupidity that can only make us look worse to the people of our city.”

Philly cops: “Hold our beer.”

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I finally had my fill of the “It’s just a few bad apples defense” the other day. It’s worth noting that in the Philly police force, white shirts are higher rank and supervisors. So to extrapolate from that guy’s rank and behavior, he’s been beating the shit out of civilians for years, and was basically rewarded for it.

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:34:42pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

He asked Secret Service how to avoid ever having to be whisked away to the bunker ever again (bear in mind the last time it was used was on 11 September 2001).

I thought during 9/11, Cheney went to Raven Rock and Bush was on Air Force One after leaving Florida?

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Thanos  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:40:20pm

Another conservarant — He could have been more creative & made it into a song or something:

“some got to win, some got to lose, barf bag Charlies’ got the blues”

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Teddy's Person  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:41:21pm

Details of Bicycle Biff’s arrest can be found here.

Spoiler Alert: All kinds of white privilege involved.

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:41:46pm

When you hear the “bad apple” defense, never forget the WHOLE proverb - A few bad apples spoils the barrel.

One bad squishy apple at the bottom of a container of apples will, if it’s not taken out immediately, cause the whole container to be quickly ruined. That’s the real lesson here - the ones that were bad from the beginning have done nothing but ruin the rest of the departments they are part of. All of them need to be replaced.

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:45:21pm

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:45:53pm

re: #80 William Lewis

That is beautiful.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:46:47pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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bigger than trumps inaugural?

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:47:34pm

re: #81 PhillyPretzel

That is beautiful.

Thank you.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:47:54pm

re: #79 William Lewis

When you hear the “bad apple” defense, never forget the WHOLE proverb - A few bad apples spoils the barrel.

One bad squishy apple at the bottom of a container of apples will, if it’s not taken out immediately, cause the whole container to be quickly ruined. That’s the real lesson here - the ones that were bad from the beginning have done nothing but ruin the rest of the departments they are part of. All of them need to be replaced.

The biggest issue is that the spoilage has been left to go unchecked because the most rotten of the bunch get themselves elected to the union leadership, where they use taxpayer dollars to fight any efforts whatsoever to fulfill taxpayer demands for reform.

You want to see departments rapidly embrace reform and begin firing violent cops? Hit them where it hurts: Their pensions. Start drawing funds to pay for police brutality settlements/rulings from the department’s pension reserves and see how quickly leadership decides that letting “bad apples” remain in the bunch changes.

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nines09  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:48:49pm

re: #63 stpaulbear

I disagree, but who knows.
That sound is the sound I got from playing “inside” the bell.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:49:07pm

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They should bill him for the cost of the day’s operations for knowingly contaminating the facility.

they shouldn’t have let him in knowing he would contaminate things

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:49:56pm

re: #82 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

That will be possible when it is over.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:49:57pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

Philly police threaten to call in sick during protests after officer charged with assault:

If you will not let us do our job poorly and against your best interests, then we won’t do it at all!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:52:09pm

re: #75 Mattand

I finally had my fill of the “It’s just a few bad apples defense” the other day. It’s worth noting that in the Philly police force, white shirts are higher rank and supervisors. So to extrapolate from that guy’s rank and behavior, he’s been beating the shit out of civilians for years, and was basically rewarded for it.

They’ve been using “it’s just a few bad apples” all sixty years of my life.

It seems like in sixty years you have enough time to weed out bad apples.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:52:47pm

Here is an update from Philly:
nbcphiladelphia.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:53:52pm

re: #84 Targetpractice

The biggest issue is that the spoilage has been left to go unchecked because the most rotten of the bunch get themselves elected to the union leadership, where they use taxpayer dollars to fight any efforts whatsoever to fulfill taxpayer demands for reform.

You want to see departments rapidly embrace reform and begin firing violent cops? Hit them where it hurts: Their pensions. Start drawing funds to pay for police brutality settlements/rulings from the department’s pension reserves and see how quickly leadership decides that letting “bad apples” remain in the bunch changes.

Qualified Immunity would have to die in a fire first. QI is just a different version of “I was just following orders.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:55:26pm

re: #90 PhillyPretzel

Here is an update from Philly:
nbcphiladelphia.com

“Police Commissioner Outlaw?”

Irony dies.

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Mattand  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:55:47pm

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

If you will not let us do our job poorly and against your best interests, then we won’t do it at all!

I’m going off of memory, so take this with a grain of salt: a friend of mine claimed to have seen an article talking about how in most big cities, white people have a favorable view of the police, whereas minorities didn’t by a long shot.

Supposedly, Philly was the only city where both whites and minorities had negative views of the cops. Again, going off of memory.

For the record, my few interactions with Philly police have been positive, but (checks skin color) there’s probably a reason for that.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:56:26pm

re: #90 PhillyPretzel

Here is an update from Philly:
nbcphiladelphia.com

Simultaneously inspiring and terrifying. We need those people alive.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:56:31pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That is her name. And you are right it is ironic.

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:57:09pm

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Qualified Immunity would have to die in a fire first. QI is just a different version of “I was just following orders.”

It has to be ended. If the Democrats gain all three of White House, Senate and House this fall a bill to end it needs to be a high priority. It was invented by the Supreme Court in 1967 and can be ended with legislation.

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Mattand  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:58:31pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Police Commissioner Outlaw?”

Irony dies.

She’s a black woman in her early 40’s to boot, hired from outside the department.

I’m sure there’s a number of people on the force that having issues about that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 6, 2020 • 1:59:04pm

re: #94 Decatur Deb

Simultaneously inspiring and terrifying. We need those people alive.

THIS.

Normally I’d be pumped with such large crowds but these days they scare me to death. I am pleased many protestors are wearing masks but a mask can only do so much.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:01:44pm

re: #79 William Lewis

When you hear the “bad apple” defense, never forget the WHOLE proverb - A few bad apples spoils the barrel.

One bad squishy apple at the bottom of a container of apples will, if it’s not taken out immediately, cause the whole container to be quickly ruined. That’s the real lesson here - the ones that were bad from the beginning have done nothing but ruin the rest of the departments they are part of. All of them need to be replaced.

..unless you remove them…

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:02:08pm

re: #98 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

Normally I’d be pumped with such large crowds but these days they scare me to death. I am pleased many protestors are wearing masks but a mask can only do so much.

This afternoon PA went over 6000 dead. Injustice in the availability of medical care and early treatment puts the greater burden on the poor and abandoned.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:02:38pm

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Qualified Immunity would have to die in a fire first. QI is just a different version of “I was just following orders.”

I suspect that cities wanting to take such a route could swing it by simply withholding payments into department pension funds. Though that would likely lead to the unions suing for “breach of contract” by insisting that the funds promised weren’t being paid. And such a plan would likely run aground on Republican hypocrisy as they scream about how pensions are a sacred promise…but only to cops.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:04:55pm

re: #98 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

Normally I’d be pumped with such large crowds but these days they scare me to death. I am pleased many protestors are wearing masks but a mask can only do so much.

On the flip side, the endless murder and mayhem finally reached a boiling point; protestors are at the point where they feel they have nothing to lose.

There’s a saying a man with a machine gun can control one hundred without. That works until the one hundred figure out they can take the one.

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ckkatz  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:05:42pm

re: #65 Jack Burton

Didn’t Rachel Maddow say on her show yesterday the reason those 57 officers resigned from the ERT was because their union is refusing to provide legal services to anyone on that team?

If that’s the case then continuing to claim they did it out of protest to support the 2 assholes without further evidence of such is well… wrong isn’t it? Or did I get the wrong info about what Rachel Maddow reported?

Here is the interview of the Mayor of Buffalo from the Friday Rachel Maddow show.
The comment he made regarding why the entire membership of the ERT resigned starts at about 10:45 on the tape. It has been followed Saturday by some more substantive articles.

(My own take on the general tones of the interview were that Rachel Maddow went out of her way to be supportive to the Mayor. The Mayor, however, was stuck between not alienating as much of his constituency as he could, while outing those he felt were the bad actors. And was not slick enough to thread the needle between them.)

msnbc.com

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:07:05pm

I’m trying to figure out something here. San Diego, CA has a population of 1.4 million people and 1834 police officers.

Los Angeles, CA has a population of 4 million. That is 2.85x San Diego but…
LAPD has 10,002 police officers which is 5.45x as many as San Diego.

New York City has a population of 8.4 million. This is 2.1x LA and 6x San Diego.
But the NYPD has 38,421 police officers.

That is 3.84x LA (vs 2.1 pop diff) and 20.94x San Diego (vs 6x pop diff)… TWENTY TIMES. WTF?

Does population density really affect the need of number of police per 1000 people to this degree, or is there shady bullshit going on at one or the other extreme?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:07:23pm

I’m going to go off and take a nap. Weather radar shows a huge line of severe thunderstorms moving out of the mountains toward Cheyenne, so I’ll get my sleep now before the nasty hits.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:11:48pm

re: #96 William Lewis

It has to be ended. If the Democrats gain all three of White House, Senate and House this fall a bill to end it needs to be a high priority. It was invented by the Supreme Court in 1967 and can be ended with legislation.

already working on it

A sweeping new police reform bill being drafted by House and Senate Democrats would ban chokeholds, limit ‘qualified immunity’ for police officers, create a national misconduct registry, end the use of no-knock warrants in drug cases and make lynching a federal crime among other dramatic changes,” Politico reports

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:12:03pm

re: #104 Jack Burton

I’m trying to figure out something here. San Diego, CA has a population of 1.4 million people and 1834 police officers.

Los Angeles, CA has a population of 4 million. That is 2.85x San Diego but…
LAPD has 10,002 police officers which is 5.45x as many as San Diego.

New York City has a population of 8.4 million. This is 2.1x LA and 6x San Diego.
But the NYPD has 38,421 police officers.

That is 3.84x LA (vs 2.1 pop diff) and 20.94x San Diego (vs 6x pop diff)… TWENTY TIMES. WTF?

Does population density really affect the need of number of police per 1000 people to this degree, or is there shady bullshit going on at one or the other extreme?

My gut says it’s more about the racial disparity of the city, specifically the percentage of black residents who are perceived as needing domination. Then on top of that there’s the age of the city, ie how long the police union has had to entrench power, and the degree of wealth disparity that drives subconscious white fears.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:13:03pm

re: #104 Jack Burton

I’m trying to figure out something here. San Diego, CA has a population of 1.4 million people and 1834 police officers.

Los Angeles, CA has a population of 4 million. That is 2.85x San Diego but…
LAPD has 10,002 police officers which is 5.45x as many as San Diego.

New York City has a population of 8.4 million. This is 2.1x LA and 6x San Diego.
But the NYPD has 38,421 police officers.

That is 3.84x LA (vs 2.1 pop diff) and 20.94x San Diego (vs 6x pop diff)… TWENTY TIMES. WTF?

Does population density really affect the need of number of police per 1000 people to this degree, or is there shady bullshit going on at one or the other extreme?

The amount people will pay for policing is closely related to how much they know and trust each other. New Yorkers don’t much trust each other.

Source: Cousin-by marriage was a nice Jewish kid from the Bronx until he wound up on the vice squad.

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ckkatz  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:14:14pm

There has been a movement to reform a number of police departments. Including that of Minneapolis. Sometimes the tussle between the reformers and the entrenched elements of old guard are reflected in how a police department has responded to the protests. The old guard, for example, viewing inflaming the unrest as a way to get more resources.

In some cases, the fight has been so bad that municipal governments have resorted to dissolving the existing department as un-reformable.

One example is that of Camden, New Jersey.

“But across the Delaware River from Philadelphia in Camden, N.J. (population 74,000), officers left the riot gear at home and brought an ice cream truck to a march on May 30. …”

“The transformation began after the 2012 homicide spike. The department wanted to put more officers on patrol but couldn’t afford to hire more, partly because of generous union contracts. So in 2013, the mayor and city council dissolved the local PD and signed an agreement for the county to provide shared services. The new county force is double the size of the old one, and officers almost exclusively patrol the city. (They were initially nonunion but have since unionized.) …”

The City That Remade Its Police Department

bloomberg.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:14:36pm

re: #104 Jack Burton

I’m trying to figure out something here. San Diego, CA has a population of 1.4 million people and 1834 police officers.

Los Angeles, CA has a population of 4 million. That is 2.85x San Diego but…
LAPD has 10,002 police officers which is 5.45x as many as San Diego.

New York City has a population of 8.4 million. This is 2.1x LA and 6x San Diego.
But the NYPD has 38,421 police officers.

That is 3.84x LA (vs 2.1 pop diff) and 20.94x San Diego (vs 6x pop diff)… TWENTY TIMES. WTF?

Does population density really affect the need of number of police per 1000 people to this degree, or is there shady bullshit going on at one or the other extreme?

All the above. NYC also has a million people come into the city to work five days a week (pre pandemic) and thousands of tourists. San Diego has much less poverty than NYC.

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sagehen  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:15:15pm

re: #104 Jack Burton

New York City has a population of 8.4 million. This is 2.1x LA and 6x San Diego.
But the NYPD has 38,421 police officers.

That is 3.84x LA (vs 2.1 pop diff) and 20.94x San Diego (vs 6x pop diff)… TWENTY TIMES. WTF?

Does population density really affect the need of number of police per 1000 people to this degree, or is there shady bullshit going on at one or the other extreme?

Because it’s not just about the 8.4 million people who live here. It’s about the UN and a bunch of consulates, the stock exchange, 3 major and several smaller international airports, plus the Port where a lot of freight comes in, bridges and tunnels, lots of tourists, etc.

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:16:20pm

One nicely thawed farm chicken from the family farm. Small bird, ~ 3 lbs, perfect for a meal or two for me.

Rinse, sprinkle with Herbs du Provance & spray down with olive oil

Box of stuffing with
- Can of mushroom
- Half can of corn

Prepare stuffing, stuff bird. Next step will be to put it in the convection oven at 350 for an hour. Then major noms.

:D

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:17:44pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

My gut says it’s more about the racial disparity of the city, specifically the percentage of black residents who are perceived as needing domination. Then on top of that there’s the age of the city, ie how long the police union has had to entrench power, and the degree of wealth disparity that drives subconscious white fears.

to be fair there is also a difference in the nature, severity and frequency of whatever it is they have to face

ie new york is an intl travel city
lots of banks
terrorist targets
the UN
mass transit, ports, airports
tall buildings
and other sundry threats in addition to run of the mill indigenous “crime”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:18:01pm

re: #112 William Lewis

Domino’s order here. Mrs. Fish and I are feeling lazy. I got the cooling system closed up in the ‘79, just waiting for the gasket sealer to harden and then I’m going to put it under pressure. Again.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:18:11pm

re: #110 I Would Prefer Not To

All the above. NYC also has a million people come into the city to work five days a week (pre pandemic) and thousands of tourists. San Diego has much less poverty than NYC.

Plus tourism, plus the unique burdens of 3 airports, a subway system, a still-important harbor and seaport. NYC has more cops operating underwater ROVs than my town has cops.

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Charmingly Persistent  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:18:32pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:19:24pm

re: #112 William Lewis

One nicely thawed farm chicken from the family farm. Small bird, ~ 3 lbs, perfect for a meal or two for me.

Rinse, sprinkle with Herbs du Provance & spray down with olive oil

Box of stuffing with
- Can of mushroom
- Half can of corn

Prepare stuffing, stuff bird. Next step will be to put it in the convection oven at 350 for an hour. Then major noms.

:D

take that Jeffrey! ;-)

were on the way…

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Charmingly Persistent  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:19:40pm

This is in regard to a federal judge who just ruled that Denver cops can’t use rubber bullets and tear gas on protesters, by the way.

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Charmingly Persistent  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:20:56pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

Plus tourism, plus the unique burdens of 3 airports, a subway system, a still-important harbor and seaport. NYC has more cops operating underwater ROVs than my town has cops.

All true, but still - 20x? Seems excessive

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:21:29pm

re: #116 Charmingly Persistent

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ask someone who works in fast food
or groceries
or…

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Thanos  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:22:39pm

re: #104 Jack Burton

I’m trying to figure out something here. San Diego, CA has a population of 1.4 million people and 1834 police officers.

Los Angeles, CA has a population of 4 million. That is 2.85x San Diego but…
LAPD has 10,002 police officers which is 5.45x as many as San Diego.

New York City has a population of 8.4 million. This is 2.1x LA and 6x San Diego.
But the NYPD has 38,421 police officers.

That is 3.84x LA (vs 2.1 pop diff) and 20.94x San Diego (vs 6x pop diff)… TWENTY TIMES. WTF?

NY metro area is 18 million, they don’t all come into NY every day, but most of them do at some time or another every week or month.

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A Cranky One  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:23:36pm

re: #114 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Domino’s order here. Mrs. Fish and I are feeling lazy. I got the cooling system closed up in the ‘79, just waiting for the gasket sealer to harden and then I’m going to put it under pressure. Again.

Hoping it performs under pressure. Or at least a mediocre version of Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:24:33pm

Only with cops does it seem that the threats of sick-outs or mass resignations get met with more than just people rolling their eyes and making a jerking-off motion. We get told that teachers staging a sick-out should all be fired or bus drivers/train conductors threatening to all resign at once is met with sneers about how there’s plenty of people willing to take those jobs.

But cops suggest for a moment that they won’t come to work for a day or ever again and we’re all supposed to drop to our knees and beg them to reconsider.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:25:08pm

re: #119 Charmingly Persistent

All true, but still - 20x? Seems excessive

NYPD has an intelligence presence in 11 foreign countries, 2 offices in Israel. They have a modest Navy and Air arm.

NYC has always been the melting pot. Sometimes the cops keep it cool, sometimes they keep it boiling.

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Charmingly Persistent  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:28:05pm

re: #120 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Denver cops make way more than that too.

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Thanos  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:28:49pm

The other problem with New York is the suckass transit systems, and the fact that they still let so many cars onto the island every day. Take care of some of that, and some of the need for Police diminishes.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:30:20pm

Also, large cities attract the homeless and the mentally ill. Since we don’t treat these people they often require a fair amount of cop involvement.

As someone mentioned above the UN and all the related consulats take a lot of manpower. There are cops stationed outside many 24/7/365

NYC probably has members working on counter terrorism.

Some of the cops do real work, others are there just to hassle black teenagers.

Welcome to the Big Apple.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:30:51pm

None of this is new— NYPD (all branches) is larger than 3 US Army divisions. A few months before Pearl Harbor, it was larger than the US Army.

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:32:29pm

Interesting list. The 25 most dangerous jobs in America from BLS, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, By Najja Parker Jan 09, 2019

ajc.com

1 Fishers and related fishing workers
2 Logging workers
3 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
4 Roofers
5 Refuse and recyclable material collectors
6 Structural iron and steel workers
7 Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
8 Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers
9 First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service and groundskeeping workers
10 Electrical power-line installers and repairers
11 Miscellaneous agricultural workers
12 First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
13 Helpers, construction trades
14 Maintenance and repair workers, general
15 Grounds maintenance workers
16 Construction laborers
17 First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers and repairers
18 Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
19 Operation engineers and other construction equipment operators
20 Mining machine operators
21 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
22 Athletes, coaches, umpires and related workers
23 Painters, construction and maintenance
24 Firefighters
25 Electricians

I have no wish to denigrate what police do, but the exaggeration of their risks they face does no one any good.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:33:24pm

re: #73 PhillyPretzel

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:34:28pm

Ya think?

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retired cynic  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:37:52pm

re: #131 Targetpractice

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Ya think?

Those two birds that shoved him, and the whole batch of them that stepped over him and kept going, should be taken in handcuffs to the hospital and made to see what they have done.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:37:56pm

re: #97 Mattand

She’s a black woman in her early 40’s to boot, hired from outside the department.

I’m sure there’s a number of people on the force that having issues about that.

Hiring outside like that is also usually an indication that there are internal issues. Bringing in an “outsider” is an attempt to avoid a schism, provide expertise that the current people inside the organization are not necessarily capable of, or try to get some sort of reform done that the internal organization is resistant to (or at least a sizable faction of is.)

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i(m)p(each)sos  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:39:55pm

re: #127 I Would Prefer Not To

Except the staffing total for the NYPD doesn’t include all the other separate agencies that handle some of the city’s unique needs. There’s a separate transit police, isn’t there? And I know the Port Authority has its own separate police agency.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:41:40pm

re: #134 i(m)p(each)sos

Except the staffing total for the NYPD doesn’t include all the other separate agencies that handle some of the city’s unique needs. There’s a separate transit police, isn’t there? And I know the Port Authority has its own separate police agency.

I think they are combined in when the number (variously 34-38k) is discussed.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:42:07pm

re: #123 Targetpractice

Only with cops does it seem that the threats of sick-outs or mass resignations get met with more than just people rolling their eyes and making a jerking-off motion. We get told that teachers staging a sick-out should all be fired or bus drivers/train conductors threatening to all resign at once is met with sneers about how there’s plenty of people willing to take those jobs.

But cops suggest for a moment that they won’t come to work for a day or ever again and we’re all supposed to drop to our knees and beg them to reconsider.

Because they’re trying to invoke the fear that without them the rape gangs of minorities and atheists would immediately form and overrun the city.
//

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:42:42pm

re: #103 ckkatz

Here is the interview of the Mayor of Buffalo from the Friday Rachel Maddow show.
The comment he made regarding why the entire membership of the ERT resigned starts at about 10:45 on the tape. It has been followed Saturday by some more substantive articles.

(My own take on the general tones of the interview were that Rachel Maddow went out of her way to be supportive to the Mayor. The Mayor, however, was stuck between not alienating as much of his constituency as he could, while outing those he felt were the bad actors. And was not slick enough to thread the needle between them.)

msnbc.com

The mayor seems to mention it for a second, but it’s not totally clear if there was an element of protest or support involved still, or if was completely union fuckery. So we really don’t know yet. Unless those officers specifically made a claim elsewhere that I’m not finding.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:43:03pm

re: #136 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Because they’re trying to invoke the fear that without them the rape gangs of minorities and atheists would immediately form and overrun the city.
//

And Methodists. And the Irish.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:44:56pm

re: #138 Decatur Deb

And Methodists. And the Irish.

Well, the latter were incorporated into the police when the Italians started showing up.
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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:45:59pm

re: #139 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Well, the latter were incorporated into the police when the Italians started showing up.
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In the 60s, an AA joining the force was said to be “going Irish”.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:47:18pm

Trump cultists keep getting owned by legions of K-pop fans on twitter.

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:48:29pm

re: #134 i(m)p(each)sos

Except the staffing total for the NYPD doesn’t include all the other separate agencies that handle some of the city’s unique needs. There’s a separate transit police, isn’t there? And I know the Port Authority has its own separate police agency.

There are separate transit police departments and the like in Los Angeles and San Diego as well though too. I had a good friend that used to be a Transit cop in San Diego, so I know that the Transit Police for San Diego County’s MTA is, or at least used to be anyway, a private security company contracted by the Metropolitan Transit Authority but had police/arrest powers.

He also said they were corrupt as hell and had their heads up the GOPs ass back in the 90s.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:56:23pm

Remember when outfits like this had people called “editors” and “researchers?”

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dat_said  Jun 6, 2020 • 2:59:57pm

re: #137 Jack Burton

The mayor seems to mention it for a second, but it’s not totally clear if there was an element of protest or support involved still, or if was completely union fuckery. So we really don’t know yet. Unless those officers specifically made a claim elsewhere that I’m not finding.

From WKWB in Buffalo: Buffalo police ERT members say resignation was not in solidarity with suspended officers. Apparently it’s subtle. Not all resigned “out of support”, some resigned because the city won’t represent those two officers and they have to find their own attorneys

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:02:25pm

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I am not touching that one.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:03:35pm

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Otoh, a few stiff slugs of qualty slivovitz might be enough to incapacitate the meanest ‘roid-cops and the fiercest Prince-goons. It’s expensive AF though.

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:04:45pm

The K-Pop Stans are at it again.

This time with this hashtag -> Trump2020NowMoreThanEver

I hope they have the endurance to keep this up until he’s gone.

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:05:47pm

The Original Antifa

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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:06:46pm

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

L’Chaim!

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:06:47pm

Some of the largest demonstrations going on in DC right now. Donny has gotta be absolutely livid that his attempt at “dominating the streets” has totally backfired.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:08:15pm
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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:08:40pm

Mazel tov cocktails

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:09:12pm

re: #149 lawhawk

L’Chaim!

Slainte!

[Takes a shot of gasoline.]

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:10:10pm

re: #152 lawhawk

re: #153 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That is why I said I am not touching this one.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:10:47pm

re: #151 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Cristobal on its way to NOLA:

Image: floater-floater-AL032020-GEOCOLOR-60fr-20200606-1802.gif

It will go well W of here, but we’re about to take wine and hummus to the screen porch to watch the first of the rain bands.

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sagehen  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:20:04pm

re: #132 retired cynic

Those two birds that shoved him, and the whole batch of them that stepped over him and kept going, should be taken in handcuffs to the hospital and made to see what they have done.

Also, tell their mothers.

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jeffreyw  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:21:13pm

re: #117 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

take that Jeffrey! ;-)

were on the way…

I just made a tuna salad that an old pal, a Jewish New Yorker, called an abomination. We’ll have the tuna salad on lightly toasted rye with a macaroni salad and the side.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:24:18pm

Even WHYY is showing the large crowds on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
whyy.org

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:31:02pm

Flashes of lightning and rolls of thunder.

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Targetpractice  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:32:43pm

re: #159 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Flashes of lightning and rolls of thunder.

Thunderbolts and lightning?

/

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:33:17pm

re: #160 Targetpractice

Thunderbolts and lightning?

/

Very very frightening.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:34:22pm

Thread:

More thread:

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A Cranky One  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:35:52pm

re: #122 A Cranky One

Hoping it performs under pressure. Or at least a mediocre version of Bohemian Rhapsody.

re: #160 Targetpractice

Thunderbolts and lightning?

/

re: #161 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Very very frightening.

Heh.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:37:10pm

re: #163 A Cranky One

Heh.

Careful what you wish for; you just might get it.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:38:04pm

re: #144 dat_said

From WKWB in Buffalo: Buffalo police ERT members say resignation was not in solidarity with suspended officers. Apparently it’s subtle. Not all resigned “out of support”, some resigned because the city won’t represent those two officers and they have to find their own attorneys

Honestly that’s the same thing and I don’t consider the distinction subtle or valid at all. The city won’t represent the two officers because they’ve been charged with felony second degree assault (elder abuse upgrade.) The officers who quit the ERT are saying the two officers who’ve now been charged deserve support from the very government whose laws they violated on the argument that they were “simply following orders.”

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:39:14pm

re: #157 jeffreyw

I just made a tuna salad that an old pal, a Jewish New Yorker, called an abomination. We’ll have the tuna salad on lightly toasted rye with a macaroni salad and the side.

Hmm. < burp > good idea for the leftover breast meat. A bit of chicken salad tomorrow would be a good use for it. Not sure I have any celery, but I do have carrot and some raisins.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:43:21pm

All these cops kneeling is raising a new term.
#Copaganda

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:45:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:46:43pm

re: #150 Targetpractice

Some of the largest demonstrations going on in DC right now. Donny has gotta be absolutely livid that his attempt at “dominating the streets” has totally backfired.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:47:52pm

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

Masked and registering to vote. That is a good thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:48:47pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:50:04pm

re: #161 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Very very frightening.

I’m just a poor boy nobody loves me…

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:50:20pm

re: #167 Dave In Austin

All these cops kneeling is raising a new term.
#Copaganda

Some of them, it probably is. Especially in the upper ranks. That said, change is a process that all too often goes two forward and one back. We need to keep making sure it doesn’t turn into one forward and two back instead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:51:16pm
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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:51:55pm

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

Masked and registering to vote. That is a good thing.

And - It’s DDay +76 years. May their ballots be as effective as Garands…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:54:17pm

re: #141 Ace-o-aces

Why limit it to K-Pop?

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stpaulbear  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:54:26pm

re: #168 jaunte

This probably isn’t the right size or scale to photoshop into that map, but….

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:54:26pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Las Vegas: Where you can gamble your life away… in more ways than one!

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:55:04pm

re: #177 stpaulbear

Is that Bedminster?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:55:23pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

You wanted to know if this country had enough power to stand against Donald Trump?

There’s your answer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:56:07pm

moron

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stpaulbear  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:58:28pm

re: #179 jaunte

Is that Bedminster?

Naw. It’s just a country club in the south suburbs of St. Paul.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 6, 2020 • 3:58:44pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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“The people who kiss my ass really love me!”

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:00:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:01:34pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:03:04pm

re: #152 lawhawk

Do the hats help protect against baton-wielding thugs?
/

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:04:22pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:05:25pm

re: #175 William Lewis

And - It’s DDay +76 years. May their ballots be as effective as Garands…

But the “ping” sound is coming from Trump’s head.
/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:06:31pm

don’t know why he deleted the tweet…it’s so good:

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:06:33pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah, nothing like leaders taking the responsibility they are supposed to.
//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:07:03pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:07:45pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m wondering who gets him first, the FBI or the NYPD.

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:08:47pm

So the Future, the Present and the Past walked into a bar.

Things got a little tense…

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:09:25pm

re: #193 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

With any luck SDNY

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:09:27pm

re: #194 William Lewis

So the Future, the Present and the Past walked into a bar.

Things got a little tense…

don’t you have a chicken to stuff?

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:10:54pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

don’t you have a chicken to stuff?

Already ated it :D

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:11:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:12:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:13:11pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:14:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:14:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:15:01pm

re: #201 teleskiguy

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FISH & CHIPS!

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:17:07pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

mercedes schlapp shared a tweet praising a guy who used a chainsaw to go after demonstrators as he yelled out the n-word. politi.co

You know who else rode a Mercedes?

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:17:09pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

CHIPS AND SALSA!!!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:17:22pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And yet she’s acting outraged about Biden’s comment.

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Jay C  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:17:27pm

re: #201 teleskiguy

GIN & TONIC!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:18:11pm

re: #207 Jay C

GIN & TONIC!

WHISKEY & GINGER ALE and get some lime too!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:18:39pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:18:45pm
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jeffreyw  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:20:57pm

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:22:32pm

re: #144 dat_said

From WKWB in Buffalo: Buffalo police ERT members say resignation was not in solidarity with suspended officers. Apparently it’s subtle. Not all resigned “out of support”, some resigned because the city won’t represent those two officers and they have to find their own attorneys

If the officers quit the unit because the union wouldn’t give legal support to any of them for any reason, leaving is a reasonable CYA move for anyone. However, If the union is refusing to help just the 2 possibly facing charges as it appears to be, and the rest left because of that, then there is no difference, and fuck them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:24:20pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:24:56pm

re: #201 teleskiguy

HALL & OATES!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:26:02pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:26:49pm

re: #214 Ace Rothstein

HALL & OATES!!!

SIMON & GARFUNKEL!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:26:58pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:29:48pm

re: #216 Eclectic Cyborg

SONNY & CHER!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:31:01pm

Utah Marine stands alone at Utah Capitol with ‘I can’t breathe’ covering his mouth
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KUTV) - In a one-man demonstration, a Utah Marine stood outside the Utah State Capitol for more than three hours on Friday to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

According to photographer Robin Pendergrast, who captured the event, this Utah Marine was decorated with two Marine Purple Hearts. Only identified as Todd, the Marine was captured with a thick piece of black tape covering his mouth that read “I can’t breathe.”

Some of the photos show the Marine’s shoes melting in the blistering heat; yesterday’s weather in Salt Lake City was in the 90s. The sign he held in front of the Capitol explains the Marine’s motives: “Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, and countless others…”

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teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:31:29pm

re: #214 Ace Rothstein

HALL & OATES!!!

Umphrey’s McGee did a great cover on my birthday in Vegas.

MP3 Audio

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:31:36pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

Literally the Gestapo. What next, concentration camps?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:32:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:35:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:37:04pm

Severe thunderstorm warning posted for the entire Nebraska Panhandle and southern Goshen County, Wyoming.

Warning includes life-threatening hail, widespread tree damage, and potential for tornadoes.

wunderground.com

Damn, I just got my Internet service back the other day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:38:41pm
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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:38:44pm

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Remember when outfits like this had people called “editors” and “researchers?”

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That’s closed captioning on a live feed, so I’m willing to give it a pass since voice recognition software has some hilarious mistranslations sometimes.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:39:31pm

re: #226 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

That too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:42:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:44:07pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:45:33pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now that is when you have a Mazel Tov Cocktail.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:45:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:46:14pm

re: #230 PhillyPretzel

Now that is when you have a Mazel Tov Cocktail.

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austin_blue  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:46:14pm

re: #185 jaunte

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We visit Alpine every year. An old Austin friend lives there and we get the old band back together again for some gigs

It’s the seat of Brewster County, which has had one COVID-19 case. One.

Note that almost everybody is masked up. It’s a laid back town with a lot of old hippies, ranchers, and college students.

Immediately north of the Big Bend National Park (still, a long way), 80 miles from Terlingua (near the Park Entrance), thirty miles east of Marfa (where they shot “Giant”), and thirty miles southeast Fort Davis, (adjacent to UT’s McDonald observatory).

The darkest sky you will ever see in the US. Gorgeous, if somewhat forbidding country. Our friends live twelve miles south of “downtown” and have ten acres inside an old eroded Triassic cinder cone. For a geologist, it’s a fucking playground.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:48:11pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:48:36pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

That was what I was referring to. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:48:46pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:49:58pm

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s still astonishing to see the streets and buildings of my city in the national news. Like, nothing happens here, ever.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:53:58pm

Donald Trump has his own personal Sturmabteilung now?

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:54:10pm

My Internet service just blinked out and back on again. The storms are starting to enter my county from the southwest.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:54:56pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:55:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 4:56:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:00:55pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:01:14pm

re: #216 Eclectic Cyborg

SIMON & GARFUNKEL!

GARFUNKEL & OATES!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:05:55pm

New thunderstorm warnings for the northern half of the Panhandle from the weather radio.

The National Weather Service says there is widespread wind and hail damage across Scott’s Bluff County.

The western half of my county is now under a pile of severe thunderstorms. The sky is orange and the wind is starting to pick up here.

wunderground.com

forecast.weather.gov

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:07:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:08:13pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:10:36pm

more in the thread

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:15:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:20:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:20:50pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

more in the thread

This fake-ass account needs to be reported, allegedly from Eddie McBride(a billion digits)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:22:36pm

The first line of storms are weakening as they approach my village; a second line blew up behind them and is strengthening.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:25:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:29:21pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:30:19pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Also, Jacob Frey just came out and addressed the people directly, without tear-gassing them, because he’s not a coward like you, you doddering old buffoon.

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Cheechako  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:30:45pm

The tide keeps rising. 12 new cases today.

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DesertDenizen  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:32:45pm

At what point to the DC protestors realize they have him trapped and start looping Van Halen’s Panama to get him to come out and surrender?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:33:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:37:05pm
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plansbandc  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:38:21pm

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:41:36pm

re: #261 plansbandc

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Needs a JHC one too. I’d almost consider making that my Twitter and FB profile pics considering how many times I’ve said and or typed it in the past week.

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:42:15pm

re: #262 Jack Burton

And yes I know it would sorta ruin the joke…. but not for me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:42:41pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:43:06pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wow. Nice reference.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:45:39pm

Chester County, PA COVID-19 update:
Confirmed cases: 2,999*
Deaths: 291

A spike on 5/29 (100 new cases) around other days a third of that. A couple of county boroughs now have 2% or more of their population as confirmed cases.

* - And since the confirmed case total has been that number for two days I expect the actual is much higher.

And the county just went to “yellow” status with limited reopening and group gatherings today.

I don’t plan on taking part in that sort of activity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:46:48pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:53:04pm

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Dread Pirate  Jun 6, 2020 • 5:59:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:00:25pm

Philly

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:00:31pm

Yay, the storm line approaching is also collapsing. We won’t be obliterated tonight.

re: #257 Cheechako

The tide keeps rising. 12 new cases today.

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Same here in the Panhandle.

Panhandle Public Health District Dashboard

Confirmed cases: 174 (+6, all in Scott’s Bluff County)
Positive tests are 5%
Recovered: 88
Active hospitalised: 6, total: 22
Available beds: 46%
Largest age group: 10-19 (37), then tied 20-29 and 40-49 (29 each)
4 cases are being traced
Women are two-thirds of cases

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:02:48pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shit. It is an hour after the 8:00 PM curfew and after such an interesting day.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:03:11pm

Larry loves Sarah……..

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Jack Burton  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:03:24pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

Anyone going to tweet that to the Mayor and let him know his job might be at stake if something like this goes down on his watch?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:03:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:04:24pm
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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:08:10pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:09:52pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

Philly

Twitch will not play on either my or my wife’s computer (it won’t play at the public library either). We’ve long thought it is blocked by our telephone company.

I’ve sent queries to the phone company about it in the past, but they do not respond if Twitch is blocked.

On the other hand, I sent them a message yesterday complaining they haven’t sent me a telephone book since 2013, and they wrote back today to say they were sorry and one would go out right away, so I know they get messages.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:09:55pm

re: #168 jaunte

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:11:07pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:11:50pm

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I got the twitch block too. Maybe the person is trying to get more hits on his site.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:13:08pm

re: #282 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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America’s Chicken Coop

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:16:30pm

coal country

Facebook Post

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:19:07pm

I just checked KYW100 website and the update at 8:23 PM had no mention of anyone in City Hall let alone gas masks. KYW also has made mistakes too they are not perfect.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:20:23pm

re: #287 PhillyPretzel

I just checked KYW100 website and the update at 8:23 PM had no mention of anyone in City Hall let alone gas masks. KYW also has made mistakes too they are not perfect.

could be everyone just went home

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:21:20pm

“Controversial.” With bonus fake apology.

“…The Tribune reported that Nielsen deleted the post and addressed it on his Facebook page Thursday, saying, “It is unfortunate that the sentiment of the quote and my admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been overshadowed by people’s misinterpretation of an image.”

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:21:51pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

That too. All I can say right now is NE Philly is quiet and I hope that is the same for the rest of the city.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:23:26pm

re: #287 PhillyPretzel

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Sherlock Hound  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:24:06pm

re: #282 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Fort Courage

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:25:22pm

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I don’t think think that most phone companies would block a site in normal situations, but have you tried a VPN?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:25:53pm

re: #289 jaunte

“Controversial.” With bonus fake apology.

The new “my account was hacked.”

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:26:35pm

re: #294 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I wish they had pressed him for his own interpretation of the banana.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:26:57pm

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This fake-ass account needs to be reported, allegedly from Eddie McBride(a billion digits)

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:27:08pm

re: #291 Backwoods_Sleuth

If the lawyer got the protesters more time I have no quarrel with that.

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SerialUpDinger  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:28:47pm

Flickr

On host plant Prunus illicifila or Holly leaf cherry, native Cali shrub.
Most Versatile ‘Insect’




Not mine but I thought you would find this interesting.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:28:53pm

re: #293 Sufficient unto the day…

I don’t think think that most phone companies would block a site in normal situations, but have you tried a VPN?

I’ve thought about it, but extra $$$.

The adverts on landing pages I’ve read do say they are generally good for bypassing blocked streaming services. I don’t do enough of that to justify spending the money.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:29:45pm

re: #289 jaunte

“Controversial.” With bonus fake apology.

[Embedded content]

Sick of these cracker Xtians wearing the cross on their lapel while they post racist shit!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:33:34pm

A new severe thunderstorm warning just went up, with 70 mph winds and life-threatening hail, until 8:15 PM MDT.

This new line of storms is reported to be producing widespread damage across the Panhandle.

The wind is picking up again outside (wait, is that my car rolling over and over down the street? /s)

wunderground.com

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2020 • 6:34:22pm

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Be careful Anymouse.


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