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plansbandc  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:08:46pm

Fucketh Trumpeth

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i(m)p(each)sos  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:08:52pm

GOTV! FT!

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plansbandc  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:10:01pm

So my local FB page filled with insane R conspiracy theories is getting throttled by FB. They keep removing posts that contain false or misleading “information”.

FB is threatening to ban it. LOL

The wailing over censorship and freeze peach is tremendous. Did you know that the FBI runs FB? Yep, that’s right.

I know the majority are just trolls, but damn. The batshittery is off the charts.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:27:39pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:31:22pm

So far, the Slowburn podcast on David Duke is quite revealing on how we got to the GOP of today. Once he weasaled his way into the party by getting elected as a Republican to Louisiana’s state legislature, anyone in the party who tried to rebuke him was told to shut up; that he could be handled; that they needed his peoples’ votes in order to keep winning…..

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LadyBehir  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:42:31pm

Bears repeating:
FT & GOTV.

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austin_blue  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:44:23pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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Who THIS time?

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:44:45pm

I made a GIF of me powder skiing at Beaver Creek, CO back in 2014.

Giphy

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:50:09pm

I posted this:

Immediately a bunch of scolds jumped at me saying “WHAT IF??? ARE YOU STUPID?”

Then Sarah Kendzior decided to join in on the pile-on.

When somebody with half a million followers does this, the only defense you have is to block them. If you don’t, you’ll be literally drowned in hateful ugly comments from people who don’t know a goddamned thing about you.

I’m very disappointed in Sarah. She knows better. We’ve had conversations. She knows I’m not some naive both-sides idiot. But she jumped in to call out her followers tonight. I don’t know why she suddenly turned on me, and I honestly don’t care. I’m done.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:54:54pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I posted this:

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Immediately a bunch of scolds jumped at me saying “WHAT IF??? ARE YOU STUPID?”

Then Sarah Kendzior decided to join in on the pile-on.

When somebody with half a million followers does this, the only defense you have is to block them. If you don’t, you’ll be literally drowned in hateful ugly comments from people who don’t know a goddamned thing about you.

I’m very disappointed in Sarah. She knows better. We’ve had conversations. She knows I’m not some naive both-sides idiot. But she jumped in to call out her followers tonight. I don’t know why she suddenly turned on me, and I honestly don’t care. I’m done.

I’ve been more and more wary of the cult of Sarah. I used to check her twitter feed fairly regularly, but there’s little original worth reading anymore. It’s basically retweets of endorsements of her books.

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🌹UOJB!  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:54:57pm

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:55:39pm
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terraincognita  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:56:15pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

That is the crux of the issue. When does a sociopath become a psychopath? Where is the dividing line between you will adore me and, if you don’t, I’m going to get you.

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plansbandc  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:58:04pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

My dad had a season pass to Beaver Creek back in the day. One of my fave ski areas.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 8:58:39pm

A major campaign crux for this fucking psychopath. Count on it. We’ll be inundated with ads of statues being torn down.

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Belafon  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:00:30pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

A major campaign crux for this fucking psychopath. Count on it. We’ll be inundated with ads of statues being torn down.

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Trump’s encouraging wise guys, anarchists and looters to shoot other people.

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jaunte  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:02:15pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

All represent our History & Heritage, both things Trump has heard people have written stuff about.

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austin_blue  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:02:57pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I posted this:

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Immediately a bunch of scolds jumped at me saying “WHAT IF??? ARE YOU STUPID?”

Then Sarah Kendzior decided to join in on the pile-on.

When somebody with half a million followers does this, the only defense you have is to block them. If you don’t, you’ll be literally drowned in hateful ugly comments from people who don’t know a goddamned thing about you.

I’m very disappointed in Sarah. She knows better. We’ve had conversations. She knows I’m not some naive both-sides idiot. But she jumped in to call out her followers tonight. I don’t know why she suddenly turned on me, and I honestly don’t care. I’m done.

Well, damn. Can you unblock her after the shitstorm? I’m not on twitter, but I lurk her comments.

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🌹UOJB!  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:03:14pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

A major campaign crux for this fucking psychopath. Count on it. We’ll be inundated with ads of statues being torn down.

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At the same time President Pieceoshitt is unleashing his Boogaloos and Proud Boys to attack his enemies…

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:03:35pm
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jaunte  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:03:53pm

Wise guy, eh?

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:04:23pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:05:21pm

re: #18 austin_blue

Well, damn. Can you unblock her after the shitstorm? I’m not on twitter, but I lurk her comments.

She called me a liar. I’m not going to be unblocking her without an apology.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:05:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:08:06pm
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NetworkKed  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:08:55pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

The thing is that it’s very clear that one of the primary psychological motivations - and indeed one of the reasons that he appeals to the deplorable base - for many of his actions is the enrage-the-liberals flavor of us vs. them. So absolutely, a lot of the ugly messaging, a lot of the tweeting, a lot of the utter meanness of the administration is completely about malice in this formulation.

And there are a lot of us libs out here who will NEVER, EVER forgive the national Republican party for it. I might have voted an R senator as late as 2004, but that will not happen again in my lifetime barring complete party realignment. So it’s an honest reaction that “of course it’s malice, what’s wrong with you”. There are ways of being polite about it, and ways not to be, of course.

But sure - the really wacky policy stuff, particularly in particulars of immigration, of science, in particulars of foreign policy - the things you hear are in the shape of incompetence. The gross sort of MBA-run-amok nastiness like charging cost-plus-50 for putting our troops in Germany or Korea. The impossible manipulation of the C19 situation. The self-sabotage of budget policy. Is it all Big Lie, is it all just straight stupid, or is it selling out to Putin? Since I won’t trust even an autobiography, there’s ultimately no knowing what is in the man’s head.

I suspect it’s just a guy in a position he understands nothing about clinging to power through manipulation and maneuver with no planning and no personal consequences (until he loses). All raw cunning, no functional intelligence, grasping at whatever the last “friend” he talked to might have suggested.

But you’re right - we’ll never know, unless the FSB is documenting it.

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austin_blue  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:10:30pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

A major campaign crux for this fucking psychopath. Count on it. We’ll be inundated with ads of statues being torn down.

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What is a country if it celebrates its own traitors?

One that will have a minority that is permanently divided from its majority.

That is our reality, and there is only one way to fix it. All monuments to traitors must be removed and melted into slag.

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Interesting Times  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:11:13pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

A major campaign crux for this fucking psychopath. Count on it. We’ll be inundated with ads of statues being torn down.

The Lincoln Project and Stephen King already have the perfect rebuttal:

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:12:40pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:18:48pm

Some people try to find ideological motivations in events that may just be stupid:

I don’t know why protestors (whoever they were) pulled down statures of Heg. I suspect just because it was a statue was enough of a reason.

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austin_blue  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:28:56pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

She called me a liar. I’m not going to be unblocking her without an apology.

Oof. That seems perfectly reasonable. I’m surprised she did that.

You may be an occasionally cantankerous muckraker, but a liar is not on your resume.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:38:05pm

I walked past the “newsstand” section of campus today — that’s where they post front pages of international newspapers, and occasionally a US one. The pages are all from March 16, the day they shut everything down (the campus had been running on a limited basis up to then — most classes online, labs and such still meeting).

Anyway, one page was a New Zealand newspaper showing their plans for handling the outbreak, and here it is for your admiration (and envy).

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:38:08pm

This stupid asshole.

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mmmirele  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:43:48pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I posted this:

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Immediately a bunch of scolds jumped at me saying “WHAT IF??? ARE YOU STUPID?”

Then Sarah Kendzior decided to join in on the pile-on.

When somebody with half a million followers does this, the only defense you have is to block them. If you don’t, you’ll be literally drowned in hateful ugly comments from people who don’t know a goddamned thing about you.

I’m very disappointed in Sarah. She knows better. We’ve had conversations. She knows I’m not some naive both-sides idiot. But she jumped in to call out her followers tonight. I don’t know why she suddenly turned on me, and I honestly don’t care. I’m done.

See, I don’t get this at all. Why can’t the question be asked?

I remember the first time I was asked that type of question—it was 1985 and a friend’s mother, Mormon, was picking me up sight unseen from the SLC airport. I was barely in the car when she asked me, quite out of the blue, if I thought Ronald Reagan was venal or stupid. I’ll be honest, Reagan had just been reelected and I had never thought about that. I believed I told her “both?” because I couldn’t make up my mind.

Thirty five years later and I think I would still answer “both?” We know more, but at times I think he was absolutely a venal SOB and other times a completely confused old man.

As for Trump, I think on some things he is absolutely stupid and has no idea what he’s doing, but on other things, he’s all about feeding his base raw meat. That said, his supporters in government (and I’m thinking of the Stephen Miller types here) are all in on the deliberate malice. (Also looking at you, Heritage Foundation judges.)

But I sure as hell don’t get why you’re being attacked. What’s up with that?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:47:39pm

I think the best part of this tweet is one of it’s reply threads. Where it is debated what you call a group of ‘Karens’
A ‘complaint’ or an ‘entitlement’ for a small group.
Large groups a a ‘privilege’ or an ‘exasperation’

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BigPapa  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:50:33pm

I think it’s both incompetence and malice. When he tries to do good he fucks up, and when he tries to act wth malice he’s also a fuckup.

We’re lucky he’s so incompetent otherwise we would be totatlly fucked. I hope some in power after him realize that we may not get a second chance.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:50:39pm

Our esteemed host plays guitar on this track.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:53:20pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:54:27pm
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austin_blue  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:55:33pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

Our esteemed host plays guitar on this track.

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Rhythm or solo?

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:57:50pm
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Ace-o-aces  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:58:56pm
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Ace-o-aces  Jun 24, 2020 • 9:59:54pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:00:12pm

re: #40 austin_blue

Rhythm or solo?

Pretty sure it’s the solo. The rhythm is Stanley Clarke on a tenor bass guitar.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:07:19pm

I guess Parler is the new Gab.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:09:17pm

re: #45 teleskiguy

Damn. Devin Moo-nes has been begging for followers on Parler all day on Twitter today.

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jaunte  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:10:12pm

re: #45 teleskiguy

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:10:12pm

re: #45 teleskiguy

I guess Parler is the new Gab.

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austin_blue  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:15:37pm

re: #44 teleskiguy

Pretty sure it’s the solo. The rhythm is Stanley Clarke on a tenor bass guitar.

What I figured. Well done, Charles!

In Texas news, we had two firsts today on the ‘Rona Scene.

We were Number 1 in the country today in new cases!

And we broke the 6,000/day ceiling!

All hail Governor Wheels for winning today’s American Governmental Blue Ribbon Award as Biggest Fuck-up!

Night all. Not leaving the house. Again.

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Belafon  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:20:41pm

re: #49 austin_blue

What I figured. Well done, Charles!

In Texas news, we had two firsts today on the ‘Rona Scene.

We were Number 1 in the country today in new cases!

And we broke the 6,000/day ceiling!

All hail Governor Wheels for winning today’s American Governmental Blue Ribbon Award as Biggest Fuck-up!

Night all. Not leaving the house. Again.

It’s gonna all come to a halt again right at the beginning of school, killing football and marching band and fucking up the school year. Because of the prison-style schools, not all of the classrooms have windows, and the hallways and such are too narrow. My son’s school is multi-story, meaning you don’t go outside for most of the day.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:21:39pm
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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:32:45pm

2020, man…

Put it behind the button.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:32:46pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:33:55pm

re: #52 makeitstop

It’s just a fish with hair…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:36:11pm

re: #50 Belafon

re: #49 austin_blue

We should know by the July 4th holiday as to how much the death toll is going to go up. If the curve follows the spring path, then the summer wave in TX is going to bad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:36:53pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s just a fish with hair…

eaten by a rat with feathers

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:37:30pm

re: #55 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We should know by the July 4th holiday as to how much the death toll is going to go up. If the curve follows the spring path, then the summer wave in TX is going to bad.

It will all be blamed on protests and not on premature reopening

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:38:24pm

re: #55 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We should know by the July 4th holiday as to how much the death toll is going to go up. If the curve follows the spring path, then the summer wave in TX is going to bad.

Yep. I was watching KTLA news a bit ago and saw that Disneyland in Anaheim has postponed their reopening. They were slated to reopen on 17 July but it seems that’s been pushed back to who knows when.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:41:42pm

re: #58 Dr Lizardo

Yep. I was watching KTLA news a bit ago and saw that Disneyland in Anaheim has postponed their reopening. They were slated to reopen on 17 July but it seems that’s been pushed back to who knows when.

I would not go there in any case. I have been to an outdoor restaurant and treated GF to some carry-out dinners that we ate in the park or town square , but that is all the risk I am willing to undertake.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:50:04pm

Instagram

New Ultra-Reinforced Confederate Statue Includes Electrified Metal, Titanium Spikes

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🌹UOJB!  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:51:30pm

How dare they blaspheme Monty Python!

Donald Trump And His Dancing Teeth

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2020 • 10:55:12pm

Speaking of Monty Python, I found out *just last night* that Terry Jones died in January.

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I had no idea. I found out in this video.

Death To Baby Nut - SOME MORE NEWS

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Dread Pirate  Jun 24, 2020 • 11:41:35pm

So he fucked the lobster industry and then brags about bailing them out with taxpayer money. Fuck that president.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 24, 2020 • 11:45:52pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 12:45:59am

Yikes.

Economists at UCLA predict the coronavirus pandemic will plunge the U.S. into a “depression-like crisis,” and employment levels in California won’t return to normal for years.

According to the UCLA Anderson economic forecast published Wednesday: “For too many workers, the recession will linger on well past the official end date.”

While economists had hoped for a V-shaped recovery — with a steep downturn followed by an equally steep snap back — the UCLA report envisions a recovery shaped more like the Nike swoosh, with a sharp 42% drop in GDP followed by gradual job growth playing out over years.

____________________________________

A word of caution: UCLA’s outlook assumes the pandemic will start to wane this summer, and that new waves of infection won’t lead to more lockdowns.

“If that assumption is too optimistic, so is our forecast,” said Nickelsburg.

laist.com

They’re basically describing economic armageddon - and if major economic powerhouse states have to go back into lockdown, I could see the recovery might well take about a decade.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 25, 2020 • 12:57:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:06:37am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

He said he wanted to “wipe” the members of a particular race “off the map”. That’s genocide. That’s the literal definition of genocide.

and not just as a private citizen, but as an officer of the law who is licensed to use force in the name of the state

that is also a different standard and level of answerability

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:15:35am

We’re doomed, aren’t we?

In the 2006 movie, Idiocracy, Mike Judge imagined “a dystopian world where commercialism has run rampant, mankind has embraced anti-intellectualism, and society is devoid of such traits as intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, justice, and human rights.”

Or maybe Judge was just predicting what would happen to Florida if a global pandemic ever hit.

On Wednesday, Palm Beach County held a public hearing. Its purpose: with the number of coronavirus cases spiking in Florida, the county commission wanted to hold a vote on mandating the use of masks in public (as Broward and Miami-Dade counties have). The vote came after a two-hour public hearing, during which angry opponents held up Trump signs, threatened the county board with citizens’ arrests, invoked the wrath of God, and held a festival of crazy.

thebulwark.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:16:29am

hi

re: #67 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and not just as a private citizen, but as an officer of the law who is licensed to use force in the name of the state

that is also a different standard and level of answerability

What part of this did this asshat wannabe not get is genocide?

Was it this part he didn’t understand?

a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:18:11am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The only person killed here was by a white supremacist bar owner in Omaha. And the overwhelming majority of the violence is from the police against unarmed people, including the constitutionally-protected free press.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:19:46am

re: #67 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Advocating for genocide is not “hyperbolic.” By definition both in international and US law, advocating for genocide is genocide.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:22:48am

Looks like I picked the wrong year to quit opium.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:24:55am

re: #72 Dread Pirate

Looks like I picked the wrong year to quit opium.

It looks like a good year to start. /s

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:32:56am

re: #72 Dread Pirate

Looks like I picked the wrong year to quit opium.

The poppy is your friend.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:35:55am

re: #74 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The poppy is your friend.

Yeah that’s why I hardly ever dabbled. It is too pleasurable; and the addiction is nasty, but I liked it.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:42:22am

Hate to say it, but after watching some video of the crazies at the Palm Beach County public hearing, I’m thinking Bugs Bunny had the right idea.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:45:56am

Summary of the death and destruction visited on us by Republicans tonight in the Old West:

255 cases (+3, tracing underway, Sioux +2, Scott’s Bluff +1)
Doubled since 30 May
Most by age: 10-19, then 20-29 and 40-49 (by age our state skewing young is an outlier, and the Panhandle skews younger than the state)
Women and girls are 2/3 of cases (also a national outlier)
Deaths: 3 (all Scott’s Bluff County, no change)
Cumulative positive test rate: 5% (drop of one-tenth)
Active hospitalisations: 7 (no change)

Top three outbreaks by county:
Scott’s Bluff (seat Gering, 199 of 35,989 people, 77 active)
Cheyenne (seat Sidney, 19 of 9,310, 7 active)
Morrill (mine, seat Bridgeport, 14 of 4,836, 4 active)

The Panhandle abuts the nearly out-of-control Weld County in Colorado, from where the outbreak here started.

pphd.org

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Dread Pirate  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:45:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:48:03am

re: #78 Dread Pirate

Dayum, even Reason is going after him.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:56:59am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The only saving grace here from this is the very sparse population density of the Nebraska Panhandle (which is why almost all the cases are in Scott’s Bluff County)

Area: 14,180 square miles / 36,728 km²
Population: 82,962 (largest city: Scottsbluff, 14,556)
Density: 5.9 per square mile / 2.3/km²

Interestingly, the University of Nebraska did a demographic study to ascertain immigration patterns into the Panhandle. The influx skews young people seeking “the simpler life,” much less congestion, higher overall education, and skews liberal.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:12:23am

Our county has 1.1 million people in a little more than 700 square miles. Our stats are..

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:12:56am

Wyoming’s cases have started a steep rise since June 10 (right about the time you’d expect after Memorial Day).

Despite existing quarantine orders in the Nebraska Panhandle if you return after leaving, the fact we’re surrounded by areas which are losing control the disease (South Dakota, Wyoming, and Weld County) means we’re going to be impacted whether we want to or not.

Wyoming is still trying to hide numbers by only counting confirmed lab cases and not “probables” in demographic breakdowns.

Even so, they are running away with it in the 19-29 age group (compared to our 10-19 age group).

health.wyo.gov

Weld County, Colo. (seat Greeley) seems to be flattening their rise (but it’s still a rise).

Cases: 2,756 (+6)
Most by age group: 30-39
Women and girls are nearly 2/3 of cases
Deaths: 90 (no change since 1 June)
Most by age: 80-89 (youngest death 20-29)
weldgov.com
Largest outbreak: Rural area north of Greeley

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:16:22am

re: #81 Dread Pirate

Our county has 1.1 million people in a little more than 700 square miles. Our stats are..

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Your case count is half the population of my county (if you don’t count the cattle or goats).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:23:20am

County I’m in (pop ~525,000) is 3600 confirmed cases and 317 deaths.

Definitely a flattened curve, but enough additional cases (200-300 per week) that I don’t feel any real confidence towards changing my current limited public interactions.

This actually was a “risky” week since I had the apartment cleaned for the first time since February. Which was a break from my normal limits of 1-2 store visits and perhaps picking up food from a local eatery once a week.

People I see in the stores and about seem for the most part to be paying attention to the mask rules and applying distancing. A number still apparently don’t know how to wear masks correctly. And the people doing outside dining at eateries seem to not be too wanting to put their masks back on when they are done eating.

Also seeing groups of young children roaming about (skateboards or bikes usually) who seem to not be wearing masks at all. And barring them all being siblings living in the same house they are a definite potential spread vector.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:26:09am

So, looks like Ostrava is starting to transform itself into THE CITY OF THE FUTURE!!

Photo gallery here of a planned 60-story, 780 foot high skyscraper near the city center:

moravskoslezsky.denik.cz

Of course, geological surveys will need to be performed to make sure the proposed building site is capable of supporting the building, but if it is, then construction should commence and it’s planned to be finished by May, 2026.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:33:01am

Democratic protestors targeted Chris Janicek’s cupcake business in Omaha, demanding he get out of the Senate race to make room for Alisha Shelton. Protestors said that Democrats don’t need our own Donald Trump.

Janicek says he is remaining in the race despite the protests. He says he has the best chance of beating Ben Sasse in November. (LOL no, and he will likely drive down Democratic turnout in the state, risking our chance to flip NE-2 as well).

In the meantime, Mayor Jean Stothert (R) of Omaha wants an investigation into protests which prompted the closure of the 11-Worth Café in Omaha (it can’t possibly be its racism, it must be Democrats trying to destroy honest businesses in the city).

The protests were prompted over the restaurant naming a breakfast offering after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, noted defender of Nebraska’s state’s rights.

The protestors were clear about the reason for the protest, but the owner was scared of scary liberals with signs in public places and closed.

With the most Covid cases in Nebraska, Stothert focuses her time on this. (Thanks, Daily Kos for tanking the Democratic candidate who was poised to oust her in 2018 because he wasn’t left enough for you.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:37:26am

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

Does Ostrava need a skyscratcher that big?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:39:38am

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Does Ostrava need a skyscratcher that big?

Probably not - but I think the longer-term plan is to transform Ostrava from a sleepy former industrial town into a thriving metropolis centered on high technology, tech innovation and service industries.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:43:27am

Parasite outbreak in Nebraska from bagged salads sold in multiple store chains in the eastern part of the state.

Dammit, 2020, haven’t we had enough yet? Seventeen people are infected.

The salads are suspected of being contaminated by a rare parasite, Cyclospora.

omaha.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:48:03am

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I forgot to add, their long-term plan is to basically replicate what Los Angeles did with the redevelopment of the old Bunker Hill neighborhood, which you can read about here:

la.curbed.com

My dad grew up in Bunker Hill - and he, at least, wasn’t too sad to see it transformed. By the 1950s, the neighborhood was long past its glory days and he welcomed the change.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:52:03am

The Income Tax is the root of all racism, who knew? A letter in the Omaha World-Herald to the editor explains.

Former Democrat President Woodrow Wilson was a racist, even by the standards of the early 1900s. Not only did he resegregate the federal government, but he was also a vocal supporter of the KKK.

In 1913, President Wilson signed the Revenue Act into law and thus, the collection of income taxes was born.

Since everything else under the sun can be massaged to be illegitimate due to their racist roots these days, income taxes must be banned.

omaha.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 2:58:32am

re: #33 teleskiguy

This stupid asshole.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:14:13am

An explanation of everything conservatives and absolutist free-speech libertarians get wrong. The article link can simply be thrown on Twitter or Facebook when a wingnut or libertarian goes into a rant on why I’m being censored because you blocked my comment!!!uno!!1!2£1!1!

Hello! You’ve Been Referred Here Because You’re Wrong About Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act (Techdirt, with a breakdown of each wingnut/libertarian claim about the Act)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:23:51am

re: #78 Dread Pirate

“He appears to be irritated by the idea of object permanence, the notion that something that can’t be seen at the moment yet still continues to exist.

He is used to inhabiting a reality bubble, which he controls by ordering around all the people around him, who then screen him off from all disturbing news and unpleasant consequences.

And with the press playing along, that bubble maintained itself very well until March of this year, and the sad, lame, limping figure we saw coming home from Tulsa was a man who has just seen his bubble burst.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:24:36am

re: #15 teleskiguy

A major campaign crux for this fucking psychopath. Count on it. We’ll be inundated with ads of statues being torn down.

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“roving gangs”? really?

was it a dark and stormy night too?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:25:22am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:27:09am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:29:09am

Morning Lizardim.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:29:57am

re: #33 teleskiguy

This stupid asshole.

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how about freeing the real people in cages?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:31:00am

re: #99 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

It was my great honor to free up 5000 square miles of ocean off the coast of Maine. Enjoy!]

at first I thought he had opened up to offshore drilling

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:31:26am

Sadly, stupidity isn’t only an American thing.

The controversial amendment to the Food Act, proposed by MPs from the governing Ano party and far-right SPD, would oblige retailers to raise the share of Czech food on their shelves to 85% by 2027. Backers of the bill assert that the coronavirus pandemic has illustrated that the Czech Republic must increase self-sufficiency.

Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman has also played up the potential environmental benefits. “Food would not have to travel thousands of kilometers by truck,” he told local media.

Asked if the Ministry of Agriculture supported the measures, a spokesman told DW only that it did not propose the bill. However, the ministry is mulling an additional proposal requiring public institutions to source food locally.

The bill has attracted a furious backlash from business lobbies and farmers alike. The Czech Chamber of Commerce labeled the regulations “inadmissible state intervention” that would distort the market, hit small retailers, and lower the quality of food.

Stemming imports would violate the rules of the EU’s single market, it added. The European Commission is challenging similar regulations in Romania and Bulgaria.

Critics also insist that Czech farms cannot feed the country alone. The Czech Republic is heavily reliant on imports for many basics, including fruit, vegetables, pork and poultry.

dw.com

The real winners? Large, politically well-connected agro-business firms. The losers? Czech consumers. JFC, this stupidity is more contagious than COVID-19. The European Commission needs to put the kibosh on this bullshit ASAP.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:31:53am

California’s wingnuts are getting attention here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:33:45am

re: #101 Dr Lizardo

Sadly, stupidity isn’t only an American thing.

dw.com

The real winners? Large, politically well-connected agro-business firms. The losers? Czech consumers. JFC, this stupidity is more contagious than COVID-19. The European Commission needs to put the kibosh on this bullshit ASAP.

Just declare Article 50, quit the EU and you can be as self-sufficient and self-determining as underlying economic and political conditions allow you to be…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:34:51am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Police escort Calif. family who refused to wear face masks out of Walmart

Trump has implied that wearing a mask is an expression of disapproval against him, therefore making mask wearing/refusal a matter of ideology.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:34:54am

Yay?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:36:09am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump has implied that wearing a mask is an expression of disapproval against him, therefore making mask wearing a matter of ideology.

He’s losing that battle here: As the cases climb here, especially amongst children, the percentage of mask-wearers has gone way up.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:36:30am

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

exactly the forecast for us here on the Rhine…temps into the 90’s today, thunderstorms tomorrow evening.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:37:03am

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yay?

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Yep, we’re getting that here in the wild north country, as well. I love thunderstorms, and I’m planning on staying inside through the heat, so I say bring it on.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:37:31am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He’s losing that battle here: As the cases climb here, especially amongst children, the percentage of mask-wearers has gone way up.

Because his attempts to control media reality have become a matter of life or death for many.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:37:37am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just declare Article 50, quit the EU and you can be as self-sufficient and self-determining as underlying economic and political conditions allow you to be…

The Czech economy would implode overnight. 85% of Czech GDP is export driven, a large share of those exports going to Germany.

We’d have unemployment at 40% by the time the ink was dry on an Article 50 notification - it would be nothing less than national economic suicide.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:39:27am

re: #110 Dr Lizardo

Which goes to show that it was just political grandstanding.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:41:28am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

exactly the forecast for us here on the Rhine…temps into the 90’s today, thunderstorms tomorrow evening.

The National Weather Service has scheduled us for 60mph / 100 k/h winds and golf ball size hail.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:42:03am

re: #112 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The National Weather Service has scheduled us for 60mph / 100 k/h winds and golf ball size hail.

ouch. that is extreme.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:42:23am

re: #112 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The National Weather Service has scheduled us for 60mph / 100 k/h winds and golf ball size hail.

Sounds like you’re getting the more severe end of the storm system; I haven’t heard anything so extreme here. Must be the difference between the forested and relatively cooler wild north country and the open blustery prairie.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:42:26am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He’s losing that battle here: As the cases climb here, especially amongst children, the percentage of mask-wearers has gone way up.

he’s losing the battle against reality

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:42:53am

re: #115 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

he’s losing the battle against reality

TRUMP: “I reject your reality and substitute my own.”
REALITY: “Fuck your feelings.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:45:55am

re: #108 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yep, we’re getting that here in the wild north country, as well. I love thunderstorms, and I’m planning on staying inside through the heat, so I say bring it on.

I don’t mind thunderstorms, except they knock out my Internet service, bring life-threatening hail, and sometimes tornadoes. We’ve replaced our roof twice in two years (once for hail, once for a tornado), had to redo all our electric in our house because a tornado ripped out our knob-and-tube wiring from the side of our house while we were in Yukon and Alaska (fortunately the refrigerator was emptied before we went on that trip).

We don’t get tsunamis, earthquakes, or hurricanes though.

You know, there aren’t many safe places to live on this planet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:48:59am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I don’t mind thunderstorms, except they knock out my Internet service, bring life-threatening hail, and sometimes tornadoes. …
We don’t get tsunamis, earthquakes, or hurricanes though.

You know, there aren’t many safe places to live on this planet.

We are generally sheltered from storms in the Rhine valley, but there has been sever local flooding (I am high enough above the creek to be safe, but four years ago, a culvert got blocked by a tree trunk and the creek flooded out several houses, two of which had to be demolished) and severe weather also takes out electricity and Internet as most of the power and telephone lines are above ground.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:49:05am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You know, there aren’t many safe places to live on this planet.

Ain’t that the truth.

We get tornadoes as well - in 2017 or 2018, I think, a small one touched down about 3/4 of a mile from here. Minimal damage because I live in a town that is on the edge of open country. I’ve never lived where there aren’t tornadoes.

And on that topic, I always get amused when talking to people from different regions. My East Coast friends tell me about nor’easters and hurricanes, and I’m like, oh dear God NOPE. Then they look at tornadoes and go, but at least we have advance warning and can leave? My West Coast friends wake up to an earthquake, and I’m like, I can’t live where the ground doesn’t stay still. They look at tornadoes and go, DANGER NOODLES OF WIND AT 200 MILES PER HOUR WTF.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:51:20am

I’m off to bed.

“Old Buddy Goodnight (The Wind Blows Cold in Wyoming)” [2:35, U. Utah Phillips]

Old Buddy Goodnight

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:52:25am

re: #119 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

“Danger noodles of wind” LOL

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:53:41am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Danger noodles of wind” LOL

My job here for the morning is done.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:57:35am

re: #33 teleskiguy

This stupid asshole.

[Donnie freeing up miles of coastal Maine]

Why was this done? Is someone going to build condos or…?

He didn’t do this for “lobstering”, but there’s someone who’s paid him to do this. Who Abba why?

BTW… Urban dictionary says lobstering means:

when u shove/force ur ass in a girls mouth while she makes her hand like a claw and squeezes ur nuts

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:00:20am

re: #36 BigPapa

I think it’s both incompetence and malice. When he tries to do good he fucks up, and when he tries to act wth malice he’s also a fuckup.

We’re lucky he’s so incompetent otherwise we would be totatlly fucked. I hope some in power after him realize that we may not get a second chance.

With trump it’s always incompetence.

With Republicans in general it’s malice with a side of incompetence.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:03:44am

re: #124 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

With trump it’s always incompetence.

With Republicans in general it’s malice with a side of incompetence.

There’s a point where they overlap. I was reading the comments on a Fark headline (not always a good idea, but there are some hidden nuggets on there), and someone philosophized about the idea that willful ignorance is essentially malicious stupidity. When it’s so stupid that no actual rational person could possibly believe it or do it, when it’s to that point where you HAVE to believe they’re being stupid on purpose… that’s the tipping point between malice and stupidity. They summarized it with a corollary to Hanlon’s Razor: “Never attribute to stupidity that which can only be adequately explained by malice.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:09:28am

re: #41 Ace-o-aces

So what’s this Parlar app? You’re surprised, no?

😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

Far-Right Ditch Twitter For Parler

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:16:24am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:17:29am

re: #125 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

…the idea that willful ignorance is essentially malicious stupidity.

Personally, that’s how I’ve always largely viewed it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:18:25am

re: #128 Dr Lizardo

Personally, that’s how I’ve always largely viewed it.

Same here. I mean, if you are ignorant of something because you’re just ignorant, that’s one thing, but if someone tells you a thing and you just stick your fingers in your ears and go “LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU,” that’s malicious.

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sagehen  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:19:27am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:29:11am

Funny thread.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:31:25am

re: #129 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Same here. I mean, if you are ignorant of something because you’re just ignorant, that’s one thing, but if someone tells you a thing and you just stick your fingers in your ears and go “LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU,” that’s malicious.

I’ve seen comparisons to Archie Bunker - but it’s not entirely accurate, as Archie was capable of personal growth, understanding and empathy with others. Archie Bunker was just the classic, somewhat broadly ignorant working-class stiff, but he could change his mind and overcome his bigotry. Carroll O’Connor once observed:

Archie’s dilemma is coping with a world that is changing in front of him. He doesn’t know what to do, except to lose his temper, mouth his poisons, look elsewhere to fix the blame for his own discomfort. He isn’t a totally evil man. He’s shrewd. But he won’t get to the root of his problem, because the root of his problem is himself, and he doesn’t know it. That is the dilemma of Archie Bunker.

And that dilemma is what we see playing out today, almost half a century later. It’s still with us.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:35:57am

re: #127 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:39:30am

So I decided to check out Parler… but all I get is there symbol cycling through its animation. But I have cookies blocked automatically (and extensions too), so perhaps their website didn’t like that. Same for using an Incognito window.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:52:39am

re: #134 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So I decided to check out Parler… but all I get is there symbol cycling through its animation. But I have cookies blocked automatically (and extensions too), so perhaps their website didn’t like that. Same for using an Incognito window.

They require your phone number to send a text message to and that’s not going to happen.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 25, 2020 • 4:54:36am

re: #135 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They require your phone number to send a text message to and that’s not going to happen.

That didn’t even come up. All I got on screen was there oscillating “P” image.

If only I’d gotten a prompt for a telephone number, I’d put in the White House telephone line.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:09:37am

I wonder if Trump is kept rigidly isolated in private while his public appearances are carefully stage-managed to make him seem more exposed than he really is. For instance, we see a lot about people around him coming up Covid positive, but how close are they really to him and how often? The idea would be to encourage his dupes to similarly disregard masking and social distancing without saying as much.

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sagehen  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:10:01am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The only saving grace here from this is the very sparse population density of the Nebraska Panhandle (which is why almost all the cases are in Scott’s Bluff County)

largest city: Scottsbluff, 14,556

There’s more people than that In my apartment complex.

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sagehen  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:18:16am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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That’s the one played by Janelle Monae in the movie.
(Taraji P Henson was Katherine Johnson)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:18:55am

re: #136 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

That didn’t even come up. All I got on screen was there oscillating “P” image.

If only I’d gotten a prompt for a telephone number, I’d put in the White House telephone line.

It’s data mining. Let the right sign up. Leanne Twitter. I’m on board.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:21:12am

re: #137 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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I wonder if Trump is kept rigidly isolated in private while his public appearances are carefully stage-managed to make him seem more exposed than he really is. For instance, we see a lot about people around him coming up Covid positive, but how close are they really to him and how often? The idea would be to encourage his dupes to similarly disregard masking and social distancing without saying as much.

I’d agree except for his exposures at Mar-a-Plagueo. I think he had it. There’s no way people that close to him - repeatedly - got it but he didn’t.

Or, he’s fucking Satan. I’m starting to go with that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:23:07am

re: #140 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It’s data mining. Let the right sign up. Leanne Twitter. I’m on board.

They want your personal information, that is the product that they trade in.

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jeffreyw  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:23:11am

Good morning!

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steve_davis  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:33:32am

re: #131 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Funny thread.

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I plan to be the old man on logan’s run, getting laid by farah fawcett because she’s absolutely enamored by my wrinkles.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:35:43am

In case some of you didn’t see this from BWS last night. So adorable.

No orange ring on this girl’s collar!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:37:24am

re: #127 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:39:46am

Rabbit hole.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:41:39am

re: #145 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

In case some of you didn’t see this from BWS last night. So adorable.

No orange ring on this girl’s collar!

The story she tells is quaint, that much makeup on a 4-year-old, however, I find highly objectionable…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:46:30am

It occurred to me that any of these anti-mask tools who can be proven to have infected others by willfully refusing to observe elementary precautions could be financially liable for it. Everyone they came in contact with who later tested positive could have a case. Their employers are also liable if they do it on the job. I’m sure some bright legal type is already at work on this.
Btw, THIS is how you persuade conservatives: Threaten that which they hold most sacred and dear, their money.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:46:52am

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

The story she tells is quaint, that much makeup on a 4-year-old, however, I find highly objectionable…

Dude. Four year olds have been playing dress up using mommy’s makeup since time immemorial. Lighten up.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:50:13am

re: #141 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’d agree except for his exposures at Mar-a-Plagueo. I think he had it. There’s no way people that close to him - repeatedly - got it but he didn’t.

Or, he’s fucking Satan. I’m starting to go with that.

Or Rasputin.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:50:42am

re: #150 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dude. Four year olds have been playing dress up using mommy’s makeup since time immemorial. Lighten up.

Honey Boo is all I can say…I got little problem with playing it at home, just with commercializing it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:50:45am

re: #150 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dude. Four year olds have been playing dress up using mommy’s makeup since time immemorial. Lighten up.

Just sayin’.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:51:56am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Honey Boo is all I can say…

Jon Benet would have been a better example. But kids will be kids always.

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Florida Panhandler  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:57:40am

re: #42 Ace-o-aces

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And let’s not forget that currently Ann C. hates Trump not for his deplorable rhetoric, actions, and behavior, but because he’s simply not Nazi enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:57:59am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:58:44am

re: #155 Florida Panhandler

And let’s not forget that currently Ann C. hates Trump not for his deplorable rhetoric, actions, and behavior, but because he’s simply not Nazi enough.

Because he has not built enough wall or rounded up enough immigrants…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 5:59:54am
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retired cynic  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:10:28am

The dirty secret behind Ben Shapiro’s extraordinary success on Facebook
Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria

What explains The Daily Wire’s phenomenal success on Facebook? Popular Information revealed part of the answer last October. But the full story is much darker.

Popular Information has discovered a network of large Facebook pages — each built by exploiting racial bias, religious bigotry, and violence — that systematically promote content from The Daily Wire. These pages, some of which have over 2 million followers, do not disclose a business relationship with The Daily Wire. But they all post content from The Daily Wire ten or more times each day. Moreover, these pages post the exact same content from The Daily Wire at the exact same time.

The undisclosed relationship not only helps explain The Daily Wire’s unlikely success on Facebook but also appears to violate Facebook’s rules.

Shapiro’s reach on FB rivals NYT and beats WaPo, by his relationship with a couple that “farms” FB by posting five blog pages that push divisive content, as well as what Legum posted last fall:

The Daily Wire’s apparent business relationship with Mad World News isn’t the first time the site has been caught flouting Facebook’s rules. Last October, Popular Information revealed a clandestine network of 14 large Facebook pages that purported to be independent but exclusively promote content from The Daily Wire in a coordinated fashion.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:15:19am

re: #150 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dude. Four year olds have been playing dress up using mommy’s makeup since time immemorial. Lighten up.

My daughters did that, the older one more than the younger, since my second wife was kind of a minimalist about make-up and didn’t have much for the munchkin to check out. They aren’t the only ones though. One time when I was about 5, I got curious about my dad’s shaving stuff. I carefully spread shaving cream on the edge of the sink, then “shaved” it off with his fancy razor. Being a fire marshal probably helped prepare my dad for fatherhood, since it got him used to dealing with people who had done dumb things. He carefully and sequentially explained why that was a bad idea, that it would ruin the blade and scratch his face. He was always very good at that and I think he would have been a great teacher. In a sense, he was.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:19:45am

re: #160 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My daughters did that, the older one more than the younger, since my second wife was kind of a minimalist about make-up and didn’t have much for the munchkin to check out. They aren’t the only ones though. One time when I was about 5, I got curious about my dad’s shaving stuff. I carefully spread shaving cream on the edge of the sink, then “shaved” it off with his fancy razor. Being a fire marshal probably helped prepare my dad for fatherhood, since it got him used to dealing with people who had done dumb things. He carefully and sequentially explained why that was a bad idea, that it would ruin the blade and scratch his face. He was always very good at that and I think he would have been a great teacher. In a sense, he was.

As a Kid I wanted to play jet fighter pilot…so I found a bag with a nozzle in the basement that I used as an oxygen hose, and a thing that looked like a face mask with holes in it, which I strapped on with the hose connected.

Later learned I was using an enema bag and an athletic cup…

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:19:48am

Highest number of cases in NM are people in their 20’s and 30’s. My age group is up there too. Dude’s group actually has less cases than mine.

Think it skews young because they thought they were immune? Most of the gatherings I see are people in their 20s and 30s.

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:27:04am

Look at this handsome ducky.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:27:43am

The future that Trump and his MAGAts fear….has arrived.

For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived.

For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

“We are browning from bottom up in our age structure,” said William Frey, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. “This is going to be a diversified century for the United States, and it’s beginning with this youngest generation.”

At the same time, the number of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. has gotten smaller in the past decade as deaths surpassed births in this aging demographic, according to the Census Bureau population estimates.

apnews.com

IIRC, former GOP chairman Michael Steele noted a few years back that it was of critical importance for the Republican Party to reach out and seek voters beyond the white suburban/rural demographic - and the GOP decided to move in the opposite direction instead.

Guess they’re gonna reap what they’ve sown.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:28:55am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Honey Boo is all I can say…I got little problem with playing it at home, just with commercializing it.

Stop digging. It was cute.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:30:55am

re: #160 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My daughters did that, the older one more than the younger, since my second wife was kind of a minimalist about make-up and didn’t have much for the munchkin to check out. They aren’t the only ones though. One time when I was about 5, I got curious about my dad’s shaving stuff. I carefully spread shaving cream on the edge of the sink, then “shaved” it off with his fancy razor. Being a fire marshal probably helped prepare my dad for fatherhood, since it got him used to dealing with people who had done dumb things. He carefully and sequentially explained why that was a bad idea, that it would ruin the blade and scratch his face. He was always very good at that and I think he would have been a great teacher. In a sense, he was.

Kids emulating parents. It’s like learning to pee standing up (for guys) or shaving. Kids want to be like their grown ups. It’s completely natural.

Parents doing it to the kids (eg Job Benet) is a whole different thing.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:32:13am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As a Kid I wanted to play jet fighter pilot…so I found a bag with a nozzle in the basement that I used as an oxygen hose, and a thing that looked like a face mask with holes in it, which I strapped on with the hose connected.

Later learned I was using an enema bag and an athletic cup…

USAF Procurement will pay good money for that, but you need a cradle-to-grave cost.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:32:42am

re: #164 Dr Lizardo

The future that Trump and his MAGAts fear….has arrived.

apnews.com

IIRC, former GOP chairman Michael Steele noted a few years back that it was of critical importance for the Republican Party to reach out and seek voters beyond the white suburban/rural demographic - and the GOP decided to move in the opposite direction instead.

Guess they’re gonna reap what they’ve sown.

And Jindal told them to not be the party of stupid. That worked out well.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:35:50am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:36:00am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:41:18am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

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I can’t even

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:42:15am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

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The racism is really bad when White people will defend this shit.

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retired cynic  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:44:37am

re: #137 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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I wonder if Trump is kept rigidly isolated in private while his public appearances are carefully stage-managed to make him seem more exposed than he really is. For instance, we see a lot about people around him coming up Covid positive, but how close are they really to him and how often? The idea would be to encourage his dupes to similarly disregard masking and social distancing without saying as much.

I wondered yesterday if he wasn’t getting plasma transfusions from some of his staff that have had Covid and recovered.

If we had a normal president, that would be a good precaution? Not a doctor, of course.

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:44:49am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

re: #172 Sir John Barron

For reference when dealing with threads like this:

With genocide is understood any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

That is the definition in article 2 of the genocide convention, and is in the penal law of all countries which have signed the convention.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:45:01am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

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But remember the wingnut hysteria over the Lisa Page-Peter Strock (sp), FBI texts, where the vaguest comments were construed as PLOTS AGAINST THE POTUS, but these super explicit racist, murderous comments are just “yeah well cops are under stress and it BLM fault.”

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:46:30am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:48:59am

re: #175 Sir John Barron

But remember the wingnut hysteria over the Lisa Page-Peter Strock (sp), FBI texts, where the vaguest comments were construed as PLOTS AGAINST THE POTUS, but these super explicit racist, murderous comments are just “yeah well cops are under stress and it BLM fault.”

Stzrok and Page also said negative stuff about Clinton and Sanders but Trump needs to get his victim complex on.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:49:10am

Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg has been indicted by federal prosecutors for stalking, and for the unlawful use of a means of identification of another person, the U.S. Department of Justice says.
United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the charges on Tuesday. The indictment stated that Greenberg attempted to cause substantial emotional distress to a political opponent who worked at a Florida school. He had letters sent to the school where the employee worked. These claimed to be from an anonymous student of the school. The letter claimed that the school employee had engaged in sexual misconduct with a student.
However, the indictment stated that Greenberg knew this was false.
In addition, Greenberg set up a Facebook account that claimed to belong to a concerned teacher at the school, the indictment said. He made postings with that account falsely claiming that a school employee had engaged in sexual misconduct with a student.
The indictment also said that Greenberg had an imposter Twitter account made of his opponent, where he claimed that he was a segregationist and in favor of white supremacy.

And, if you were wondering, balloon-juice.com has pictures showing that he knows Roger Stone and Matt Gaetz.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:50:16am

re: #173 retired cynic

I wondered yesterday if he wasn’t getting plasma transfusions from some of his staff that have had Covid and recovered.

If we had a normal president, that would be a good precaution? Not a doctor, of course.

I’m not sure I see trump doing that. He’s an anti-vax nutter.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:52:17am
The U.S. today is getting closer to the worst-case scenario envisioned in the spring — a nationwide crisis, made worse by a vacuum of political leadership, threatening to overwhelm hospitals and spread out of control,” Axios reports.

Because trump and his dumbass governors couldn’t wait long enough to open up the right way, now twice as many people are dead, many more will die, and it will take four times as long, at least, to flatten the curve — if we ever do. They are guilty of mass murder. And those people who refuse to wear masks — they are just as culpable.

either that or why didn’t Obama shut the economy down sooner. //

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:53:41am

re: #174 Teukka

Handy Graphic.

Source is Article 2 of the CPPCG, 18 USC § 1091, et al. Genocide, conspiracy to genocide, incitement to genocide, attempted genocide and complicity in genocide are punishable. Some countries have a higher bar, some a lower bar before it becomes a crime according to the above definitions.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 6:57:57am

Jesus H Fucking Christ. I’m a girl and I have my legs closed so tightly you would need the Jaws of life to pry them apart.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:00:06am

he is not svengali.
he.got.lucky last time…perfect storm.
there’s only so many moves left this time.
and only so much electoral ratfucking he could do (not enough).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:01:11am

Is it too early to drink?

Asking for a friend.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:02:49am

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What happened to Bill Gates? Why is he not in jail? Why is Hillary Clinton not in jail? Why are all of these pedophiles that are demanding you all to listen to their rules, why are they not in jail? Is it because you are part of them? Are you part of the deep state? The deep state is going down, and if any of you are in the deep state, you are going down with them.

Hmm, Qnon told me that Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates have already been arrested. FACT.

//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:03:16am

re: #164 Dr Lizardo

The future that Trump and his MAGAts fear….has arrived.

apnews.com

IIRC, former GOP chairman Michael Steele noted a few years back that it was of critical importance for the Republican Party to reach out and seek voters beyond the white suburban/rural demographic - and the GOP decided to move in the opposite direction instead.

Guess they’re gonna reap what they’ve sown.

It would seem, at least on the surface, that there would be some common ground: A lot of Latinos are socially conservative, religious and family-oriented.

But of course, not Protestant, so there’s that…and as far as family values go, they also value strong institutions that favor the family, such as strong schools, effective local governments, safe communities, etc…all things that the GOP wants to diminish or abolish, (should we say “defund”?) because they cost too much in taxes

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:03:30am

re: #165 Belafon

Stop digging. It was cute.

that it was

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:04:03am

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m kinda bothered that these nutjobs are women. I’m counting on the women to pull us back from the brink.

not sure if /

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:06:39am

re: #180 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Because trump and his dumbass governors couldn’t wait long enough to open up the right way, now twice as many people are dead, many more will die, and it will take four times as long, at least, to flatten the curve — if we ever do.

I grow more and more convinced that is main concern is getting the revenue flows back up for his properties…at some point the slush fund money is going to run out and he will be unable to service those debts, and it would look terribly embarrassing for a sitting President to have to declare bankruptcy on loans to Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Saudia Arabia, etc….

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Decatur Deb  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:06:41am

re: #188 Sir John Barron

I’m kinda bothered that these nutjobs are women. I’m counting on the women to pull us back from the brink.

not sure if /

Psychographics eats demographics.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:07:14am

re: #188 Sir John Barron

I’m kinda bothered that these nutjobs are women. I’m counting on the women to pull us back from the brink.

not sure if /

the smart ones are in politics..ie on the dais

these ones rant at public hearings ..from the wrong side of the table

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:07:49am

re: #182 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Jesus H Fucking Christ. I’m a girl and I have my legs closed so tightly you would need the Jaws of life to pry them apart.

please put those things behind some sort of curtain!!!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:09:41am

re: #189 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I grow more and more convinced that is main concern is getting the revenue flows back up for his properties…at some point the slush fund money is going to run out and he will be unable to service those debts, and it would look terribly embarrassing for a sitting President to have to declare bankruptcy on loans to Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Saudia Arabia, etc….

he may delay the inevitable

he’s not gonna get air travel, hotels and golf going just by his say so. there’s not enough idiots

people do read and see the graphs

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:11:52am

re: #190 Decatur Deb

Psychographics eat demographics.

psychopaths eat sociopaths

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Decatur Deb  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:14:55am

re: #194 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

psychopaths eat sociopaths

Bon appetit.

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Jay C  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:19:15am

re: #185 Sir John Barron

Hmm, Qnon told me that Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates have already been arrested. FACT.

//

I thought they had been sent to Guantanamo, executed and replaced by clones?
/

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John Hughes  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:20:08am

re: #144 steve_davis

I plan to be the old man on logan’s run, getting laid by farah fawcett because she’s absolutely enamored by my wrinkles.

She has more wrinkle than you now. Unless she was cremated.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:20:20am

re: #196 Jay C

I thought they had been sent to Guantanamo, executed and replaced by clones?
/

the clones haven’t been arrested

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:21:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:22:59am

re: #193 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

he may delay the inevitable

he’s not gonna get air travel, hotels and golf going just by his say so. there’s not enough idiots

people do read and see the graphs

That is why Mnuchin is ensuring that nobody can see where slush fund money is landing…and yes, travel and tourism industries are not going to recover to previous levels, not enough to cover the cash-flow requirements for his highly-leveraged properties.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:26:38am

A semi-detailed article about how they were able to help a woman with a severe version of sickle cell: dailykos.com.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:27:12am

But they can’t manage to get it to real, live people.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:27:38am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:27:59am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:29:13am

re: #202 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But they can’t manage to get it to real, live people.

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were they deposited?
if so how and by who?

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:29:23am

I can’t copy the video from here, but the Lincoln Project has a new video that endorses Biden rather than their usual bashing Trump: dailykos.com.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:31:01am

Carly Fiorina is voting for Biden: theatlantic.com.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:31:25am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:31:54am

re: #206 Belafon

I can’t copy the video from here, but the Lincoln Project has a new video that endorses Biden rather than their usual bashing Trump: dailykos.com.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:31:56am

re: #206 Belafon

I can’t copy the video from here, but the Lincoln Project has a new video that endorses Biden rather than their usual bashing Trump: dailykos.com.

theyre endorsing bullock also

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:36:09am

Look what’s trending. 👀

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:38:30am

re: #202 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But they can’t manage to get it to real, live people.

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of course the treasury ought to know who is deceased
but this isnt entirely on them

$1.4 billion at 1200 per is roughly 1 million people

that’s about a half a years worth of deaths at 7500 or so per day

if these are direct deposits there’s a shitload of dead people with still open bank accounts

if they’re checks, is anybody cashing them? if not then it’s no big deal.

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garzooma  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:41:18am

re: #205 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

were they deposited?
if so how and by who?

Maybe by a family member with a joint account?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:42:39am

re: #208 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Wow, I thought the MAGAts would be running Mitt down in the replies but it seems like most of the responses are supportive and respectful of him.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:54:38am
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:55:53am

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

Probably not - but I think the longer-term plan is to transform Ostrava from a sleepy former industrial town into a thriving metropolis centered on high technology, tech innovation and service industries.

It has worked fairly well for Pittsburgh PA.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:57:21am

Twenty-first century phrenology:

A coalition of more than 1,000 researchers, academics, and experts in artificial intelligence condemned soon-to-be-published research claims of predictive crime software. The opponents sent an open letter to the publisher Springer, asking that it reconsider publishing the controversial research. Authors and Harrisburg University researchers Roozbeh Sadeghian and Jonathan W. Korn claim their facial recognition software can forecast whether a person will become a criminal, but the coalition expressed doubts on their findings, citing “unsound scientific premises, research, and methods, which numerous studies spanning our respective disciplines have debunked over the years.” The letter from the coalition said, “The uncritical acceptance of default assumptions inevitably leads to discriminatory design in algorithmic systems, reproducing ideas which normalize social hierarchies and legitimize violence against marginalized groups.”

techcrunch.com

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John Hughes  Jun 25, 2020 • 7:58:33am

re: #199 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He seems nice.

Guess he’s going to grow his own food.

They let you do that in prison?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:02:38am

re: #217 Belafon

They took minority report way too seriously.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:06:54am

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Income Tax is the root of all racism, who knew? A letter in the Omaha World-Herald to the editor explains.

omaha.com

Says Some Moron. We had income taxes much earlier, SCOTUS declared them unconstitutional in 1896 and the 16th amendment, passed to reinstate them, was ratified in 1913.

Oh, by the way, the revenue act of 1862, which established the IRS, was passed to pay for the Civil War (not by the Confederacy).

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:08:15am

re: #216 Eventual Carrion

It has worked fairly well for Pittsburgh PA.

I think it’d work in Ostrava as well, but there’s going to be a lot of resistance to that. I can hear the rallying cry now; “We grew up here and this was the iron heart of Czechoslovakia and we don’t ever want it to change! We want it to stay the same forever!!”

It’s one of the reasons the Ostravice Textilia building still stands. The building itself is structurally unsound after a bungled reconstruction in the mid-1990s and frankly, it should be demolished because it’s unsafe. One of these days, it’s gonna come down by itself - and probably end up killing a lot of hapless passersby. But…..whenever the city proposes tearing it down, the idea is met with serious resistance from the citizenry, who simply don’t want to see that old landmark building go. And I get that, it’s a landmark building - but it’s a hazard and it needs to go.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:09:17am

124,000 dead Americans & this is what he is upset about:

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:11:16am

re: #222 The Pie Overlord!

124,000 dead Americans & this is what he is upset about:

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“It wasn’t upside down. I was.”
“It wasn’t upside down. People in Australia could read it.”
“It wasn’t upside down. I held it that way so I could read it while looking up.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:14:08am

re: #222 The Pie Overlord!

124,000 dead Americans & this is what he is upset about:

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Someone really needs to do this to Trump. And honestly, it should’ve been done a hell of a long time ago.

The Godfather - Johnny Fontane Scene 2/10 (HD)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:14:42am

re: #217 Belafon

This is going to be the high tech version of the skin color chart joke from Family Guy, isn’t it?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:21:32am

re: #143 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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wrenchwench  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:21:35am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:24:01am

How’s that reality denying thing working for you, Donnie?

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sagehen  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:25:54am

re: #221 Dr Lizardo

.whenever the city proposes tearing it down, the idea is met with serious resistance from the citizenry, who simply don’t want to see that old landmark building go. And I get that, it’s a landmark building - but it’s a hazard and it needs to go.

Can’t it be sufficiently retrofitted to make it safe?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:28:54am
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Mike Lamb  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:32:10am

re: #222 The Pie Overlord!

124,000 dead Americans & this is what he is upset about:

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If it wasnt upside down to him, isn’t that some evidence he is the anti-Christ.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:33:10am

Donnie ain’t even faking it anymore. Why does he want to win a 2nd term rather than just not losing?

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:36:07am

re: #178 Belafon

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And, if you were wondering, balloon-juice.com has pictures showing that he knows Roger Stone and Matt Gaetz.

If you’re gonna be a shithead might as well learn from the best.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:36:16am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

please put those things behind some sort of curtain!!!

Years ago, when on a mission in southern Venezuela, I was about to swim in the Orinoco (despite warnings about the piranha), when I was stopped by a frantic doctor. He insisted that I put a condom on. I looked at him in amazement and then he basically explained to me this about a tiny fish known as the candiru.

Described as “very small, but uniquely occupied in doing evil,” the candiru favors a more stealthy approach than its flesh-eating counterpart. Rather than go for an outward attack, the candiru implants itself inside the human body through a rather unusual entryway - the human penis.
The fish swims up the penis into the urethra - upstream, which is an impressive feat for such a small fish - where it latches onto the walls with barbs. Removal can be very difficult, as the barbs face one direction only, and pulling on the fish only causes them to sink deeper into the walls of the urethra.
Even more frightening than the prospect of a tiny fish making your penis its home, is the prospect of getting it out. A few native people suggest home remedies like a hot bath or an herbal soak, but for the most part, the verdict is a unanimous and horrifying one: complete removal of the “offending appendage” altogether.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:36:56am

re: #232 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Donnie ain’t even faking it anymore. Why does he want to win a 2nd term rather than just not losing?

Because he cares more about ratings than actually governing. He’s going to cry fraud when Biden beats his ass.

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Jay C  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:37:44am

re: #228 Eclectic Cyborg

How’s that reality denying thing working for you, Donnie?

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Here’s an idea to make big bucks quick: set up a shell company (and call it Great Opinion Polling or something) - only poll Republicans in the “reddest” districts in the country*, then charge the WH a fortune** for the “data” showing Trump’s unprecedented popularity and insurmountable lead among “Real Americans”. He’ll eat it up…..

*A fact asterisked and buried in a pile of small print at the bottom.
** Up front, of course.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:38:16am

re: #184 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Is it too early to drink?

Asking for a friend.

You’re awake? Go for it

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wrenchwench  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:39:01am

3 nights ago, I was riding my bike home from work after 10 PM. I thought for a sec I saw a huge dog on the sidewalk. It was a deer. She was about to chomp a flower when I spoke to her. She looked up and walked on. I saved a flower!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:39:57am

It kills me to defend Trump in ANY way, but I did look at some photos of his bullshit Bible photo op and did not clearly find one that showed him holding it upside down. Most seem to show him holding it correctly.

Of course, it’s possible it was upside down for a moment and then he corrected.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:40:50am

re: #229 sagehen

Can’t it be sufficiently retrofitted to make it safe?

It would be ruinously expensive. The idea has been floated before but three independent studies concluded that it would be cheaper to simply tear it down and rebuild it to the original blueprints (with modern safety features, of course).

But….a lot of the folks here just don’t want to hear it. It’s an intractable problem.

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wrenchwench  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:46:41am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:46:51am

re: #237 Eventual Carrion

You’re awake? Go for it

Kamikazes on the menu.

No Triple Sec, Lemonchello it is. Dash of OJ, some lime juice. Small glass…16 oz or so🥤

Catch ya on the other side.

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:49:49am

Sign #83494984 that weather is becoming warmer:
Sun kink on the green line of the Stockholm Metro causes derailing:

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:51:19am

re: #240 Dr Lizardo

It would be ruinously expensive. The idea has been floated before but three independent studies concluded that it would be cheaper to simply tear it down and rebuild it to the original blueprints (with modern safety features, of course).

But….a lot of the folks here just don’t want to hear it. It’s an intractable problem.

Sounds like someone needs to give it a push.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:52:13am

re: #234 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Years ago, when on a mission in southern Venezuela, I was about to swim in the Orinoco (despite warnings about the piranha), when I was stopped by a frantic doctor. He insisted that I put a condom on. I looked at him in amazement and then he basically explained to me this about a tiny fish known as the candiru.

If I had the requisite appendage, I wouldn’t get into the water after a warning like that, with or without a condom.

Come to think of it, I wouldn’t do it even lacking the requisite appendage.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:52:16am

re: #228 Eclectic Cyborg

How’s that reality denying thing working for you, Donnie?

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At least there isn’t anything serious like a deadly pandemic going on for our president* to be wasting his time on rather than tweeting angry on twitter.

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:53:54am

re: #243 Teukka

Sign #83494984 that weather is becoming warmer:
Sun kink on the green line of the Stockholm Metro causes derailing:

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Another angle:

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:54:50am

re: #241 wrenchwench

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Maybe we should try restoring from the 2019 backup? 2020 obviously has a virus.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:55:38am

re: #248 Targetpractice

Maybe we should try restoring from the 2019 backup? 2020 obviously has a virus.

//

The infection started in 2017. I susgest restoring back to 2016.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 8:59:54am

re: #241 wrenchwench

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Keep America Great Again!

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BeachDem  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:00:03am

Never leaving my house (my zip code)

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garzooma  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:00:36am

re: #239 Eclectic Cyborg

It kills me to defend Trump in ANY way, but I did look at some photos of his bullshit Bible photo op and did not clearly find one that showed him holding it upside down. Most seem to show him holding it correctly.

Of course, it’s possible it was upside down for a moment and then he corrected.

I think the fact that they picked a bible with a blank front made people think he was showing the back. But you can tell from the tassel that it was right side up.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:01:14am

re: #248 Targetpractice

Maybe we should try restoring from the 2019 backup? 2020 obviously has a virus.

//

How about 2013?

/

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:01:54am

re: #252 garzooma

I think the fact that they picked a bible with a blank front made people think he was showing the back. But you can tell from the tassel that it was right side up.

I had this same theory. The words HOLY BIBLE are also clearly legible on the spine in some shots.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:04:59am

We’re clearly in a simulation completely driven by random actions. There’s no way (by which I mean a very small probability) everything that went wrong in 2016 could happen a second time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:06:01am

re: #255 Belafon

We’re clearly in a simulation completely driven by random actions. There’s no way (by which I mean a very small probability) everything that went wrong in 2016 could happen a second time.

they will come up with new shit to go wrong. we gotta be proactively prepared to counter it in real time before it can institutionalize itself

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:08:51am

Of course.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:09:39am

re: #256 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they will come up with new shit to go wrong. we gotta be proactively prepared to counter it in real time before it can institutionalize itself

Agree. I was continuing my joke on the idea of rebooting back to 2016.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:10:29am

re: #244 Belafon

Sounds like someone needs to give it a push.

It’ll eventually just come down by itself. There’s another building in the center of Ostrava that’s in danger of collapsing too. It’s a communist-era “skyscraper”, 22 stories tall, built in 1966. A few years after they built it, it was realized that upper stories were vibrating in the wind, so they abandoned those, closing off everything above the 14th floor. Then a decade or so after that, they found out that substandard building materials were causing the central core of the building to slowly fall apart.

Then in 2013, they discovered that the building’s foundations are subsiding. It’s about a 3-degree list to the northeast, so the entire building was finally cleared out of its last tenants, an English school on the first floor.

Now they’re trying to scrape up the money to demolish the building before it falls down, because if/when it falls down by itself, it’s going to take out a large apartment complex that’s uncomfortably close by.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:14:33am

re: #184 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Is it too early to drink?

Asking for a friend.

Go ahead and have one for me. It’s my birthday. 66. I receive my first SoSec deposit in about a month.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:17:31am

re: #236 Jay C

Here’s an idea to make big bucks quick: set up a shell company (and call it Great Opinion Polling or something) - only poll Republicans in the “reddest” districts in the country*, then charge the WH a fortune** for the “data” showing Trump’s unprecedented popularity and insurmountable lead among “Real Americans”. He’ll eat it up…..

*A fact asterisked and buried in a pile of small print at the bottom.
** Up front, of course.

You wouldn’t even ha e to poll anyone. Just make the numbers up.

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wrenchwench  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:22:49am

Do it everywhere.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:23:50am

re: #262 wrenchwench

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Do it everywhere.

Herecy! UnpatrioticunAmerican! Urrgighgh!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:23:52am

re: #260 stpaulbear

Go ahead and have one for me. It’s my birthday. 66. I receive my first SoSec deposit in about a month.

Will do! And congratulations and best wishes!!

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John Hughes  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:23:57am

re: #234 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Although some candiru species have been known to grow to a size of 40 centimetres (16 in) in length, others are considerably smaller

Some of them specialize in parasitising porn stars?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:24:46am

My God. You first, asshole

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:28:13am
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jeffreyw  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:29:32am

re: #267 Teukka

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TMI

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:30:15am
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wrenchwench  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:31:50am
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:31:51am

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:32:40am

re: #238 wrenchwench

We watched a couple of deer just munch the heck out of the seed pods and flowers on a tree. Apparently it was quite the deer toothsome delicacy.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:32:41am

re: #266 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dang it!! I have prefer Hagar. Another fav who turns out to be a wingnut. Sigh.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:34:22am

re: #269 Patricia Kayden

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And remember the 20 million Americans killed by Joe Biden’s Swine Flu. 25 million Americans killed by Swine Flu. Many people don’t know that.

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:34:51am

re: #260 stpaulbear

Happy Birthday!

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:38:44am

re: #260 stpaulbear

Happy Birthday!

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nicdanger  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:39:13am

re: #260 stpaulbear
Happy Birthday…I’ll be right there with ya in a few weeks.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:41:05am
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🌹UOJB!  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:41:39am

re: #267 Teukka

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So who does she do the Dutch Oven treatment with?

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:45:47am

re: #228 Eclectic Cyborg

How’s that reality denying thing working for you, Donnie?

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Late to the party, so sorry if this has been posted.

A solemn occasion where he’s supposed to be presidential, and he’s fucking tweeting. Asshole.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:47:07am

re: #251 BeachDem

Never leaving my house (my zip code)

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calochortus  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:47:51am

re: #260 stpaulbear

Go ahead and have one for me. It’s my birthday. 66. I receive my first SoSec deposit in about a month.

Happy Birthday! And congrats on your upcoming SS.

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sagehen  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:49:03am

re: #262 wrenchwench

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Do it everywhere.

ah yes, Woody Guthrie.

Have I mentioned before that Woody wrote a song about how Fred Trump was a hideously racist landlord (even grading on a 1950’s curve)?

Woody Guthrie — I Ain’t Got No Home/Old Man Trump by the Missin’ Cousins

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:49:37am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:50:28am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:51:06am

re: #262 wrenchwench

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Do it everywhere.

The national anthem is in the Constitution, OK? It’s in the Declaration of Independence. George Washington wrote it, OK? Not many people know that.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:51:31am

re: #285 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Seriously?

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:52:12am

Happy birthday, stpaulbear! Hope it’s a good day.

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:53:10am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:54:06am

Midday madness break

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:54:20am

re: #282 calochortus

Happy Birthday! And congrats on your upcoming SS.

Thanks! Last day of work is July 7. July 8 is going to feel very strange.

On July 20, I have to be available for federal jury duty for two months. I’m hoping that all jury trials are on hold but I’m having trouble finding any info about it. Hoping my age and heart meds will get me excused.

I’m pretty iffy about whether it’s safe to travel yet - even within the state.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:54:24am

Hi Lizards:

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:55:48am

What a laugh riot. Moron.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:55:51am

re: #292 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Hi Lizards:

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The next essential step in building our idiocracy.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:57:51am

In other news…

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🌹UOJB!  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:58:39am

re: #260 stpaulbear

Go ahead and have one for me. It’s my birthday. 66. I receive my first SoSec deposit in about a month.

Congrats! On October 1st I got to apply for Medicare but I have to keep working to get my maximum pension amount to 12/31/24.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 25, 2020 • 9:59:00am

re: #293 makeitstop

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What a laugh riot. Moron.

love the laugh track

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:05:34am

re: #295 makeitstop

In other news…

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Poor impotent wingnuts can’t burn their CDs, they already did that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:06:06am

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

Dang it!! I have prefer Hagar. Another fav who turns out to be a wingnut. Sigh.

Other than I Can’t Drive 55, Hagar had always been meh to me.

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Citizen K  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:06:22am

re: #215 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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We’ve just about all but criminalized the very concept of asylum and immigration. Good to know.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:07:26am

re: #280 makeitstop

Late to the party, so sorry if this has been posted.

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A solemn occasion where he’s supposed to be presidential, and he’s fucking tweeting. Asshole.

Highly doubt that was him tweeting.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:07:40am

re: #298 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Poor impotent wingnuts can’t burn their CDs, they already did that.

The reaction to Maines saying she was ashamed Bush was from Texas. Another reason why wingers have no ground to talk about “ cancel culture.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:08:35am

re: #293 makeitstop

Do you have a plan to slow down testing?

To which he clearly answered, “I DONT, KID!”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:08:47am

re: #287 Sir John Barron

Seriously?

I think we can now conclude that most people, seeing that ‘pull rope’ for the first time, would likely think “holy shit, that’s a noose”

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:11:46am

re: #299 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Other than I Can’t Drive 55, Hagar had always been meh to me.

Only track he ever did really well (IMO) was this:

HEAVY METAL-Sammy Hagar-Heavy Metal

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:12:02am

re: #301 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Highly doubt that was him tweeting.

TBH, I would not put it past him. He gets zero BOTD from me.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:12:59am

re: #304 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I think we can now conclude that most people, seeing that ‘pull rope’ for the first time, would likely think “holy shit, that’s a noose”

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:13:33am

re: #292 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Hi Lizards:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:14:49am

re: #291 stpaulbear

Thanks! Last day of work is July 7. July 8 is going to feel very strange.

On July 20, I have to be available for federal jury duty for two months. I’m hoping that all jury trials are on hold but I’m having trouble finding any info about it. Hoping my age and heart meds will get me excused.

I’m pretty iffy about whether it’s safe to travel yet - even within the state.

After I got shit canned, I felt weird for about a week. Now… Fuck man, I am enjoying life.

I’m thinking of starting a gourmet dog bakery from my house (there are none where I’m at). I’m Doing stuff I love.

For me, I hadn’t realized how shitty I had been feeling for months.

You can now do as much or as little as you desire. Enjoy it!!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:15:02am
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:15:39am

re: #243 Teukka

Sign #83494984 that weather is becoming warmer:
Sun kink on the green line of the Stockholm Metro causes derailing:

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“Here comes the Sun Kink….”

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:16:36am

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Friday: “FUCKING HELL!!!”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:17:48am

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Maybe if Abbott actually gave a fuck about his state rather than enabling Trump sigh.

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KGxvi  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:17:50am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I posted this:

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When somebody with half a million followers does this, the only defense you have is to block them. If you don’t, you’ll be literally drowned in hateful ugly comments from people who don’t know a goddamned thing about you.

I’m very disappointed in Sarah. She knows better. We’ve had conversations. She knows I’m not some naive both-sides idiot. But she jumped in to call out her followers tonight. I don’t know why she suddenly turned on me, and I honestly don’t care. I’m done.

I suspect that it’s like 3 parts incompetence and 2 parts malice. The failure/refusal to fill several vacancies is as much malice as it is incompetence - the idea that you don’t really need anyone in those offices pervades a lot of the right; but the fact that he doesn’t have any idea what jobs those offices are responsible for are malice. There’s also the fact that he is in thrall to Putin and other autocrats which weighs in favor of malice. Conversely, the fact that he could have done more damage if he was smart enough to fill those offices with people willing/able to carry out his preferred policies within the constraints of the system suggests incompetence.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:18:28am

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Is….is Abbot really hinting he’s gonna put Texas back in lockdown?

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BeachDem  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:18:41am

re: #302 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The reaction to Maines saying she was ashamed Bush was from Texas. Another reason why wingers have no ground to talk about ” cancel culture.”

And let us not forget:

The band Dixie Chicks and lead singer Natalie Maines claim that Free Republic was instrumental in fueling a nationwide boycott of their music, which was organized by some former fans and radio stations after Maines made anti-Bush comments in 2003.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:18:51am

re: #299 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Other than I Can’t Drive 55, Hagar had always been meh to me.

And the sentiment of that song indicates what he thinks about masks…

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:19:14am

re: #315 Dr Lizardo

Is….is Abbot really hinting he’s gonna put Texas back in lockdown?

All except for the “back” part.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:19:41am

re: #316 BeachDem

And let us not forget:

The band Dixie Chicks and lead singer Natalie Maines claim that Free Republic was instrumental in fueling a nationwide boycott of their music, which was organized by some former fans and radio stations after Maines made anti-Bush comments in 2003.

Yep.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:20:05am
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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:20:08am

re: #315 Dr Lizardo

Is….is Abbot really hinting he’s gonna put Texas back in lockdown?

IF that happens, then shit will truly hit the fan. Texas forced to shutdown before July 4th? With over 2 months to go before the traditional “end” of summer (Labor Day) hits? That will be a major PR blow for Donny.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:21:25am

re: #320 Dave In Austin

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Her vote will change very few other votes. But her vote is no longer his vote.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:22:33am

re: #320 Dave In Austin

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Guy who didn’t get endorsed by a living president says what.

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🌹UOJB!  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:22:54am

DAMN! Cuomo rips DeSADIST a couple new assholes. He doesn’t hold back!

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:24:23am

re: #321 Targetpractice

IF that happens, then shit will truly hit the fan. Texas forced to shutdown before July 4th? With over 2 months to go before the traditional “end” of summer (Labor Day) hits? That will be a major PR blow for Donny.

Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Texas going in to shutdown before July 4th? I mean, damn, a lot of Texans would be fuming, to put it mildly.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:25:58am

re: #309 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

After I got shit canned, I felt weird for about a week. Now… Fuck man, I am enjoying life.

I’m thinking of starting a gourmet dog bakery from my house (there are none where I’m at). I’m Doing stuff I love.

For me, I hadn’t realized how shitty I had been feeling for months.

You can now do as much or as little as you desire. Enjoy it!!!

I officially ‘retired’ last August. But a lot of my web clients still need maintenance to their sites, so I’m still working in a limited capacity - and not taking on any new web clients unless they’re music-related. And I’m not really telling anyone, but a lot of the smaller businesses are getting their maintenance done for free.

And I’m getting to spend a lot of time in my studio, recording and mixing songs just for the heck of it. I’m really enjoying doing that.

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KGxvi  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:26:16am

re: #325 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Texas going in to shutdown before July 4th? I mean, damn, a lot of Texans would be fuming, to put it mildly.

Going back into quarantine being a nightmare isn’t just a problem for Texas. It would be a problem anywhere. People are restless and I think have come to the conclusion that another quarantine isn’t going to fix anything because the federal government has fucked this pig in a real way.

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:27:12am

re: #325 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Texas going in to shutdown before July 4th? I mean, damn, a lot of Texans would be fuming, to put it mildly.

TX close to shutting down, NC forcing folks to wear masks, and other red states are seeing spikes that are quickly filling ICU beds to capacity. The rush to get “reopened” before states sustained 2 weeks of falling infection rates has now come back to bite the Repubs in the ass hard.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:28:06am

re: #323 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Guy who didn’t get endorsed by a living president says what.

I see this as a loose brick at the bottom of a dam…….. The more loose bricks early on and the dam is collapsing. This is good.

Here’s what needs to be really understood about this defection.

SHE BRINGS HER SUPPORTERS WITH HER!!! Or at least a good many of them.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:28:41am

re: #321 Targetpractice

IF that happens, then shit will truly hit the fan. Texas forced to shutdown before July 4th? With over 2 months to go before the traditional “end” of summer (Labor Day) hits? That will be a major PR blow for Donny.

Never gonna happen. First off, the majority of FreeDumb living Republicans would tell him to pound sand, trumpers will turn on him, trump himself will turn on him.

Nope. Not gonna happen.

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jaunte  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:29:06am
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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:29:31am

re: #330 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Never gonna happen. First off, the majority of FreeDumb living Republicans would tell him to pound sand, trumpers will turn on him, trump himself will turn on him.

Nope. Not gonna happen.

It’s going to happen, the question is if Abbott can keep this shitshow running through the summer or not.

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lizardofid  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:29:39am

I was sorta hoping the Dixie Chicks have done something more with the name. While dropping the Dixie completely does make the appropriate statement, would the “Fully Reconstructed Dixie Chicks” been too much?

Either way, it’s no Little Feat.

//

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:29:59am

re: #324 Joe Bacon 🌹

DAMN! Cuomo rips DeSADIST a couple new assholes. He doesn’t hold back!

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Good for him. He did it right, he deserves an end zone dance.

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KGxvi  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:30:28am

re: #329 Dave In Austin

I see this as a loose brick at the bottom of a dam…….. The more loose bricks early on and the dam is collapsing. This is good.

Here’s what needs to be really understood about this defection.

SHE BRINGS HER SUPPORTERS WITH HER!!! Or at least a good many of them.

Edited for accuracy.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:30:43am

re: #331 jaunte

That’s clearly a classic hangman’s noose. It’s unmistakable.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:30:49am

re: #329 Dave In Austin

I see this as a loose brick at the bottom of a dam…….. The more loose bricks early on and the dam is collapsing. This is good.

Here’s what needs to be really understood about this defection.

SHE BRINGS HER SUPPORTERS WITH HER!!! Or at least a good many of them.

Oh definitely. I’m mocking him for trash talking Fiorina for being a loser when he’s not respected at all in the presidents club.

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jaunte  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:31:10am

re: #336 Dr Lizardo

It’s just NASCAR heritage.

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William Lewis  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:31:40am

re: #333 lizardofid

I was sorta hoping the Dixie Chicks have done something more with the name. While dropping the Dixie completely does make the appropriate statement, would the “Fully Reconstructed Dixie Chicks” been too much?

Either way, it’s no Little Feat.

//

I was thinking “De Chicks” would have worked well.

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:32:25am

re: #331 jaunte

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It’s become a recent defense of wingnuts: “You ignorant lefties just don’t know the difference! This is nothing new, you’re just jumping at shadows!”

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:32:41am

Texas Shutting down again……

On the ground here North of Austin, NE Travis County………..

The Governor may sign it. But no one will listen.

That cat’s out of the bag…… Y’ALL!

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William Lewis  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:32:56am

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🌹UOJB!  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:33:28am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:33:54am

re: #339 William Lewis

I was thinking “De Chicks” would have worked well.

Sherman’s Wimmen

or how about

The Vicksburg Chicks

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:35:01am

re: #335 KGxvi

Edited for accuracy.

Let’s be optimistic now. Don’t be a Low Charlie…….

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jaunte  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:35:06am

re: #340 Targetpractice

It’s absolutely NOT a fully automatic noose.

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🌹UOJB!  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:35:55am

Karen shot her mouth off…and got punched out…

rawstory.com

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:36:48am

re: #333 lizardofid

I was sorta hoping the Dixie Chicks have done something more with the name. While dropping the Dixie completely does make the appropriate statement, would the “Fully Reconstructed Dixie Chicks” been too much?

Either way, it’s no Little Feat.

//

They could have gone with Union Chicks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:37:35am

re: #348 Belafon

They could have gone with Union Chicks.

Dixie Chickamaugas

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Sinistershade  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:37:54am

re: #181 Teukka

Handy Graphic.

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Source is Article 2 of the CPPCG, 18 USC § 1091, et al. Genocide, conspiracy to genocide, incitement to genocide, attempted genocide and complicity in genocide are punishable. Some countries have a higher bar, some a lower bar before it becomes a crime according to the above definitions.

To expand beyond the legal definition, the idea of genocide is not, fundamentally, about killing a lot of people. It’s about destroying a people as a people.

You can commit genocide without killing anyone if your goal is to make that group no longer a group, even if the members of the group survive.

Examples:

- Forcing aboriginal children into schools where they’re prohibited from speaking their native language or wearing their traditional dress. Eventually they’ll tend to lose their identity as aboriginals.

-The Third Reich plan to forcibly resettle surviving Poles in low densities the East. You put a single Polish family into a Ukrainian village, and in a two generations they won’t be Polish anymore. (“But I think Grandma Zetta was from Poland…”)

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:37:57am

re: #340 Targetpractice

It’s become a recent defense of wingnuts: “You ignorant lefties just don’t know the difference! This is nothing new, you’re just jumping at shadows!”

“Tell us, please, how many nooses have you used?”

352
Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:39:36am

re: #341 Dave In Austin

Texas Shutting down again……

On the ground here North of Austin, NE Travis County………..

The Governor may sign it. But no one will listen.

That cat’s out of the bag…… Y’ALL!

They only way he can rescind his “cannot be charged for not wearing a mask” would be to add more teeth to a new rule than he’s willing. He should just put the Dallas County Judge in charge.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:40:23am

re: #137 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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I wonder if Trump is kept rigidly isolated in private while his public appearances are carefully stage-managed to make him seem more exposed than he really is. For instance, we see a lot about people around him coming up Covid positive, but how close are they really to him and how often? The idea would be to encourage his dupes to similarly disregard masking and social distancing without saying as much.

I’m not sure it matters, because in my mind just being in the rooms with thousands of massless wet breathing yelling face holes has to be such an enormous stochastic risk that undermines all other precautions.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:40:54am
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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:40:54am

Jesus, I thought the video of the seagull eating the rat was bad…

Summon the goddamn meteor.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:41:31am

The Dixie Cups!

Hey, wait a minute. All these years I’ve been using the official paper cup of the Confederacy?

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:42:33am

re: #347 Joe Bacon 🌹

Karen shot her mouth off…and got punched out…

rawstory.com

The real Atlas Shrugged is turning out quite a bit differently than the novel.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:42:59am

re: #356 Barefoot Grin

The Dixie Cups!

Hey, wait a minute. All these years I’ve been using the official paper cup of the Confederacy?

There actually was a group called the Dixie Cups. Long, long ago…

Going To The Chapel Of Love- The Dixie Cups

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:43:35am

re: #358 makeitstop

There actually was a group called the Dixie Cups. Long, long ago…

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Ha! I should have guessed.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:43:40am

re: #356 Barefoot Grin

The Dixie Cups!

Hey, wait a minute. All these years I’ve been using the official paper cup of the Confederacy?

Where does the word Dixie actually come from?

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:44:22am

re: #360 Belafon

Where does the word Dixie actually come from?

I have no idea and really, no good way to find out.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:45:33am

re: #355 makeitstop

Jesus, I thought the video of the seagull eating the rat was bad…

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Summon the goddamn meteor.

Lube…… Just too cheap for the lube.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:45:42am
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:46:35am

re: #361 Barefoot Grin

I have no idea and really, no good way to find out.

Ok, comes from the name of the surveyor who helped establish the Mason-Dixon line—Jeremiah Dixon.

en.wikipedia.org

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retired cynic  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:47:10am

There is a local woman named Dixie that I know well. My husband named a mare Dixie, in the 1960s, and I can assure you it was not with racist intent. She had a filly the year before we got married, and I jokingly suggested Dixie Cup. He registered her that way!

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:48:40am

re: #364 Barefoot Grin

Ok, comes from the name of the surveyor who helped establish the Mason-Dixon line—Jeremiah Dixon.

en.wikipedia.org

We should call Northerners Masies.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:49:55am

re: #360 Belafon

Where does the word Dixie actually come from?

The Dixie Cup was first called “Health Kup”, but from 1919 it was named after a line of dolls made by Alfred Schindler’s Dixie Doll Company in New York. Success led the company, which had existed under a variety of names, to call itself the Dixie Cup Corporation and move to a factory in Wilson, Pennsylvania. Atop the factory was a large water tank in the shape of a cup.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:51:38am

re: #366 Belafon

We should call Northerners Masies.

That’s pretty close to a term of endearment for folks from Massachusetts.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:52:11am

re: #356 Barefoot Grin

The Dixie Cups!

Hey, wait a minute. All these years I’ve been using the official paper cup of the Confederacy?

The Dixie Cups

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:52:17am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:52:32am

re: #232 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Donnie ain’t even faking it anymore. Why does he want to win a 2nd term rather than just not losing?

Jail

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BeachDem  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:53:38am

re: #333 lizardofid

I was sorta hoping the Dixie Chicks have done something more with the name. While dropping the Dixie completely does make the appropriate statement, would the “Fully Reconstructed Dixie Chicks” been too much?

Either way, it’s no Little Feat.

//

I’ve seen the bright lights of Memphis

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:57:18am

re: #251 BeachDem

Never leaving my house (my zip code)

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Ditto

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 10:58:38am

re: #252 garzooma

I think the fact that they picked a bible with a blank front made people think he was showing the back. But you can tell from the tassel that it was right side up.

The fact that the president thinks this is important enough to waste his time on says all I need to know

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 25, 2020 • 11:10:01am

re: #304 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I think we can now conclude that most people, seeing that ‘pull rope’ for the first time, would likely think “holy shit, that’s a noose”

Of course
That took thought time and effort
Whenever it was done it was deliberate

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Decatur Deb  Jun 25, 2020 • 12:04:09pm

t.re: #336 Dr Lizardo

That’s clearly a classic hangman’s noose. It’s unmistakable.

And clearly done for “aesthetic” effect, not function.

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cat-tikvah  Jun 25, 2020 • 1:22:33pm

re: #313 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Maybe Dan Patrick can step up as a sacrifice to appease COVID. After all, he said some things are more important than living.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2020 • 3:26:01pm

re: #309 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

After I got shit canned, I felt weird for about a week. Now… Fuck man, I am enjoying life.

I’m thinking of starting a gourmet dog bakery from my house (there are none where I’m at). I’m Doing stuff I love.

For me, I hadn’t realized how shitty I had been feeling for months.

You can now do as much or as little as you desire. Enjoy it!!!

PLEASE DO NOT BAKE DOGGOS!!! They’re good boys!
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