Trump’s Campaign Strategy: Hope Americans Grow Numb to the Escalating Coronavirus Death Toll

Just get over it
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I read this Washington Post article with horror this morning.

Because the Trump administration’s plan to deal with the US’s resurgent COVID-19 pandemic is to do nothing except hope you all get numb to the ever-escalating death toll, while they continue pushing the country to reopen everything.

It was already evident that they were doing this, but now they’re actually saying it.

The goal is to convince Americans that they can live with the virus — that schools should reopen, professional sports should return, a vaccine is likely to arrive by the end of the year and the economy will continue to improve.

White House officials also hope Americans will grow numb to the escalating death toll and learn to accept tens of thousands of new cases a day, according to three people familiar with the White House’s thinking, who requested anonymity to reveal internal deliberations. Americans will “live with the virus being a threat,” in the words of one of those people, a senior administration official.

“They’re of the belief that people will get over it or if we stop highlighting it, the base will move on and the public will learn to accept 50,000 to 100,000 new cases a day,” said a former administration official in touch with the campaign.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:12:13am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:13:00am

Has anyone tried unplugging America for 30 seconds and plugging it back in? Could we possibly get some competent government that way?

Anyone?

Also…🍆 the orange 🤡.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:17:28am

re: #2 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Has anyone tried unplugging America for 30 seconds and plugging it back in? Could we possibly get some competent government that way?

Anyone?

Also…🍆 the orange 🤡.

Wont work until an anti-viral is run removing Republicans.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:26:45am

re: #2 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Has anyone tried unplugging America for 30 seconds and plugging it back in? Could we possibly get some competent government that way?

Anyone?

Also…🍆 the orange 🤡.

We need to run malware, antivirus, and reboot from earlier version (version ExecutiveOffice2012).

Oh, and hold all those who engaged in the malware insertion into the political user system accountable.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:29:24am
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:33:05am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:34:30am

Has America been made great again or nah?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:34:44am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:35:06am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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Teukka  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:36:49am

Shamelessly stolen from elsewhere…

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:37:26am

re: #6 gocart mozart

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That old birther blocked me when I blasted his racist ass.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:39:44am

re: #7 Sir John Barron

Has America been made great again or nah?

Trump tried to float the notion of Keep America Great - but that didn’t work since the economy collapsed on his watch, so they’re back to MAGA.

It’s a shit show, and even his know nothing base is beginning to realize that they’re fooked.

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William Lewis  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:39:52am

Very old but new to me behind the privacy tags:

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:39:59am
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A Cranky One  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:40:17am

re: #7 Sir John Barron

Has America been made great again or nah?

Well, every time I hear the news I exclaim “oh great…”

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:41:10am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:42:06am
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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:42:34am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Trump is directing DHS to spend resources to protect statues, all while ignoring people dying of covid19 due to uncontrolled spread. Some of that is cases due to people flying around the nation without masks, crossing interstate lines, and Trump doesn’t care about any of that.

DHS and TSA should have had strict masking and social distancing rules in effect, but Trump never focused on policies or the particulars that might make us safer.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:47:10am

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

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President Angry McTwitter still angry and uninformed.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:47:28am

You smell that? Yeah that’s right, a new thread smell.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:47:55am

re: #12 lawhawk

Trump tried to float the notion of Keep America Great - but that didn’t work since the economy collapsed on his watch, so they’re back to MAGA.

It’s a shit show, and even his know nothing base is beginning to realize that they’re fooked.

President Hillary Clinton has been a total disaster.

/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:48:23am

re: #20 Shropshire Slasher

You smell that? Yeah that’s right, a new thread smell.

I love the smell of new thread in the morning, or afternoon as it may be.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:48:32am

RNC spokesperson denounces ‘all people are created equal’ on Fox News

During an appearance on Fox News, Harrington blasted an op-ed in which presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden declared “all people are created equal and should be treated equally throughout their lives.”

“His woke staffers changed it to — not ‘all men are created equal’ — all people are created equal,” the RNC spokesperson said, “and all people are guaranteed equality throughout life.”

According to Harrington, “That is not a constitutional republic.”

“That’s the same radical left socialism that has taken over his party,” she added. “That is really not just eroding our foundation, but rewriting it and out to destroy it.”

JFC, it was a staple of 19th century reform to correct that particular passage from the Declaration of Independence.

From 1848’s Declaration of Rights and Sentiments: “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men and women are created equal…”

Who are the ones who are really erasing history?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:48:41am

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

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Has he checked out his own ratings?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:49:27am

re: #23 Teddy’s Person

RNC spokesperson denounces ‘all people are created equal’ on Fox News

JFC, it was a staple of 19th century reform to correct that particular passage from the Declaration of Independence.

From 1848’s Declaration of Rights and Sentiments: “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men and women are created equal…”

Who are the ones who are really erasing history?

All lives matter.

Well, not really I guess.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:49:40am

“They’re of the belief that people will get over it or if we stop highlighting it, the base will move on and the public will learn to accept 50,000 to 100,000 new cases a day,” said a former administration official in touch with the campaign.

I wonder if they’ve considered what will happen if we DON’T learn to accept this.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:49:44am

re: #12 lawhawk

It’s a shit show, and even his know nothing base is beginning to realize that they’re fooked.

Maybe they are starting to hear this in their heads:

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

I hope so, anyway.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:50:13am

re: #23 Teddy’s Person

RNC spokesperson denounces ‘all people are created equal’ on Fox News

JFC, it was a staple of 19th century reform to correct that particular passage from the Declaration of Independence.

From 1848’s Declaration of Rights and Sentiments: “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men and women are created equal…”

Who are the ones who are really erasing history?

I wonder if Star Trek drove him nuts.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:50:32am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:50:33am

re: #7 Sir John Barron

Has America been made great again or nah?

Nah.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:50:49am

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

“They’re of the belief that people will get over it or if we stop highlighting it, the base will move on and the public will learn to accept 50,000 to 100,000 new cases a day,” said a former administration official in touch with the campaign.

I wonder if they’ve considered what will happen if we DON’T learn to accept this.

They are not thinking beyond Trump’s next temper tantrum.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:50:54am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

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The virus death toll has decreased from 15 to 100,000

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:51:24am

re: #29 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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The credibility gap chasm

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:52:06am

re: #18 lawhawk

Trump is directing DHS to spend resources to protect statues, all while ignoring people dying of covid19 due to uncontrolled spread. Some of that is cases due to people flying around the nation without masks, crossing interstate lines, and Trump doesn’t care about any of that.

DHS and TSA should have had strict masking and social distancing rules in effect, but Trump never focused on policies or the particulars that might make us safer.

If Trump had a real VP, such as his preferred choice Chris Christie, everything might be running smoothly because Christie would have persuaded Trump that all Donald had to do is make speeches and golf, while Christie would be managing everything. Of course, Trump would probably never have gotten elected because he never would have acquired the enthusiasm of the evangelicals.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:52:55am

re: #28 Belafon

I wonder if Star Trek drove him nuts.

“That which you call ‘Eed Plebneesta ’ is not only for chiefs and sons of chiefs, but for everyone!”

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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:54:27am

The fireworks are over! Woot! Last night wasn’t so bad. About 20 minutes and they were done. Other areas weren’t so lucky. It seems like almost everyone has a story about how the idiots had to make lots and lots of boombooms over the weekend. And reporting this was by far the worst year ever. God what a bunch of assholes.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:54:39am
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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:54:48am

re: #34 Hecuba’s daughter

If Trump had a real VP, such as his preferred choice Chris Christie, everything might be running smoothly because Christie would have persuaded Trump that all Donald had to do is make speeches and golf, while Christie would be managing everything. Of course, Trump would probably never have gotten elected because he never would have acquired the enthusiasm of the evangelicals.

Trump’s work wife Ivanka wouldn’t want Christie, because Christie was bad to Jared’s daddy, and that Christie was too ambitious to stop at being VP. Christie would have 25A’d Trump by now. So they went with a guy who had zero charisma and interest in being POTUS himself. Pence is the ultimate Trump toady and incompetent in all the ways that matter.

Christie would have managed the crisis better - along the lines of “getting off the fucking beach” during a hurricane. Christie at least gets some of that - public health and safety.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:55:07am

If I believed in a god, I would actually argue that She started the virus at nearly the perfect time to teach people some lessons. No matter how hard they try, they won’t be able to explain it away. It’s long enough from the election that the Republicans can’t wave it off as Biden’s fault. It’s just a shame that innocent people are going to get hurt from it as well.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:55:26am

Signs signs, everywhere signs, blocking out the scenery…Went to the pharmacy, must have been eight signs up about Covid. They are everywhere. I’m of the opinion if we shut down again it won’t matter. What happens when everyone is wearing masks and it’s a shit show this winter in the northern states?

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:55:51am

I’ve always wondered if there are certain tones that I just can’t hear right. For example, I cannot listen to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” It always sounded slightly flat—off pitch. The same was always true for me of Charlie Daniels’ fiddle.

Anyway, RIP Mr. Daniels. You now have eternity to rage about Benghazi.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:55:53am

re: #32 Sir John Barron

The virus death toll has decreased from 15 to 100,000

I think you meant decreased. //

And I guess I misread.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:58:54am

re: #41 Barefoot Grin

I’ve always wondered if there are certain tones that I just can’t hear right. For example, I cannot listen to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” It always sounded slightly flat—off pitch. The same was always true for me of Charlie Daniels’ fiddle.

Anyway, RIP Mr. Daniels. You now have eternity to rage about Benghazi.

.

Dolly is better anyway.

Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You - 1974

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:00:45am

re: #37 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Andrew Johnson wanted to hang Davis and Lee. It was Grant who interceded for them and he begged Johnson to spare their lives.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:03:57am
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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:04:08am

re: #37 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Agree 100%. I have always thought all their flag officers should have been hanged. Their treason wasn’t really debatable.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:05:09am

South Carolina—we raise our hypocrites from scratch.

Lindsey today:

Lindsey 2015 (even AFTER the Charleston massacre)

Graham said: “Well, at the end of the day it’s time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision. [That] would be fine with me, but this is part of who we are…”

Nikki Haley in 2014, when her opponent, Vincent Sheheen called for the flag to come down, dismissed it as a “campaign stunt” and said:

Then, after the massacre, she did a total 180:

The day after the shooting, Haley’s posture had changed. “We woke up today and the heart and soul of South Carolina was broken,” she said.

And, of course, drama queen Nikki claimed to have suffered PTSD following the shootings.

Hideous people.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:05:26am
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:05:55am

re: #45 goddamnedfrank

Covid-19 sure has stripped the pretense off a lot of weak character.

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jeffreyw  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:06:29am

Breakfast for Lunch

I can now cross ‘buy legal dope where I live’ off my bucket list. Close enough to where I live, anyway. Should last a while. Bought some shake for the one-hitter I’ve had for 50 years. Bought some flower, no idea how good it is, interestingly named: Bio Jesus and Island Sweet Skunk are the 2 I brought home.
The ham and eggs were the most immediate result of the first trial.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:07:47am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:07:51am

re: #43 Teddy’s Person

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Dolly is better anyway.

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Oh my, yes!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:09:57am

re: #50 jeffreyw

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I can now cross ‘buy legal dope where I live’ off my bucket list. Close enough to where I live, anyway. Should last a while. Bought some shake for the one-hitter I’ve had for 50 years. Bought some flower, no idea how good it is, interestingly named: Bio Jesus and Island Sweet Skunk are the 2 I brought home.
The ham and eggs were the most immediate result of the first trial.

nom nom nom!

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A Cranky One  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:11:00am

re: #41 Barefoot Grin

I’ve always wondered if there are certain tones that I just can’t hear right. For example, I cannot listen to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” It always sounded slightly flat—off pitch. The same was always true for me of Charlie Daniels’ fiddle.

Anyway, RIP Mr. Daniels. You now have eternity to rage about Benghazi.

There’s a lot of singers who simply can’t sing on key and it drives me crazy. Some mask it with a lot of vibrato, which means they at least approach the note.

Granted there are some artists who can provide a wonderful performance while not singing on key, through emotional impact, but those are a minority (think Joe Cocker for an example).

But sadly I can’t tolerate many famous artists because they don’t sing on key. In a concert setting, the best I ever heard was kd lang years ago. Every note was right on. Pure pleasure, even though much of the material wasn’t to my taste.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:11:03am

This was pretty much David Duke’s sole public position on race once he left the KKK and started looking at politics beyond Louisiana.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:11:10am

re: #41 Barefoot Grin

I’ve always wondered if there are certain tones that I just can’t hear right. For example, I cannot listen to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” It always sounded slightly flat—off pitch. The same was always true for me of Charlie Daniels’ fiddle.

Anyway, RIP Mr. Daniels. You now have eternity to rage about Benghazi.

I cannot stand Whitney’s version of that song—every time I hear it, I mutter, “Pick a note, Whit—any note and stick with it for a second or two.” Dolly all the way for me.

(I know you were really talking about Charlie Daniels, but “I Will Always Love You” sets me off)

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:11:23am

re: #51 Charles Johnson

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Cinema Paradisio is one of the few movie-about-movies that I like.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:11:55am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:12:39am

re: #54 A Cranky One

There’s a lot of singers who simply can’t sing on key and it drives me crazy. Some mask it with a lot of vibrato, which means they at least approach the note.

Granted there are some artists who can provide a wonderful performance while not singing on key, through emotional impact, but those are a minority (think Joe Cocker for an example).

But sadly I can’t tolerate many famous artists because they don’t sing on key. In a concert setting, the best I ever heard was kd lang years ago. Every note was right on. Pure pleasure, even though much of the material wasn’t to my taste.

I’ve never seen KD Lang live, but I would love to.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:13:30am

I bought gauges to gap the points on my antique outboard motor, you think I can find the $&@!?$ gauges?! I did one of those “I’ll put it here so I can find it” routines.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:14:37am

re: #37 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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It’s still bullshit
He clearly has

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A Cranky One  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:14:56am

re: #59 Barefoot Grin

I’ve never seen KD Lang live, but I would love to.

She draws a very interesting audience.

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jeffreyw  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:15:24am

re: #60 Shropshire Slasher

I bought gauges to gap the points on my antique outboard motor, you think I can find the $&@!?$ gauges?! I did one of those “I’ll put it here so I can find it” routines.

We both know full well where you will find them.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:16:51am

Ennio Morricone also composed this - one of my favorite opening themes for a horror flick.

The Thing (1982) opening credits

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:16:57am

I know this ad has been posted here a number of times, but I have been revisiting it daily. First, I like the song. Most importantly, the woman at the end fills my soul with hope.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:17:36am

re: #61 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

It’s still bullshit
He clearly has

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He hates Black Lives Matter, though, especially when cities and towns paint Black Lives Matter on their streets, which no cities or towns should do now because Trump hates it, so hear that, cities and towns, definitely don’t paint Black Lives Matter on your streets.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:19:45am

re: #62 A Cranky One

She draws a very interesting audience.

I’ll bet! She covers so many bases that I’m sure it would go way beyond mere identity as a draw.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:20:39am

re: #66 Sir John Barron

He hates Black Lives Matter, though, especially when cities and towns paint Black Lives Matter on their streets, which no cities or towns should do now because Trump hates it, so hear that, cities and towns, definitely don’t paint Black Lives Matter on your streets.

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You might get White-Supremacist-Loonie out painting over it.

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jimmyvluv4u  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:20:55am

I remain convinced that the reason Trump is so worked up about statues being torn down is that he thinks people are going to build statues of him and he doesn’t want the dirty protesters to tear them down.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:21:06am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:23:18am

re: #70 Charles Johnson

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We’re in a pandemic, economic recession, etc and this guy is raging because two sports teams might change their name. He’s an out of touch jackass who needs OANN to validate him because even FNC doesn’t suck him off enough.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:23:47am

re: #70 Charles Johnson

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:23:51am

re: #63 jeffreyw

We both know full well where you will find them.

On the seat of my car, right where I left them.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:23:59am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:25:49am

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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Don Jr has such obvious daddy issues to be posting that and not thinking it looks anything other than absurd.

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jeffreyw  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:26:49am

re: #59 Barefoot Grin

I’ve never seen KD Lang live, but I would love to.

YouTube

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:27:34am

re: #60 Shropshire Slasher

I bought gauges to gap the points on my antique outboard motor, you think I can find the $&@!?$ gauges?! I did one of those “I’ll put it here so I can find it” routines.

I cannot tell you the number of times that has happened to me! And sometimes it took months (or even years????) before I accidentally discovered where I had placed it — while I was searching for something entirely different.

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stpaulbear  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:27:47am

re: #43 Teddy’s Person

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Dolly is better anyway.

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Elvis wanted to put that song on a record but Dolly told him ‘no’ because Colonel Parker always demanded that he received 50% publishing on every song Elvis sang. She refused to share it, so Elvis didn’t release his recording.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:33:00am

re: #69 jimmyvluv4u

I remain convinced that the reason Trump is so worked up about statues being torn down is that he thinks people are going to build statues of him and he doesn’t want the dirty protesters to tear them down.

Any statues built to trump will have every non Trumper man and woman pissing in it - which is like 80% of the population - for generations. There will never be a statue to him. It’d be the Hollywood Star over and over again.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:33:14am

Thank you to everyone that looked.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:34:15am

re: #80 Shropshire Slasher

I checked on top of the metal cabinet, but no.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:35:08am

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Every last one of the guys on Mount Rushmore would treat Trump as a fucking traitor. Not one of them would see him as embodying American ideals - not Washington or Jefferson. Certainly not Lincoln. Not Teddy either.

Trump represents everything that those 4 do not stand for.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:35:10am

re: #63 jeffreyw

We both know full well where you will find them.

you always find it in the last place you look.
i’ve tested this by continuing to search after i found something
it dont work

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:37:11am
“The Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, a conservative-allied group headed by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, took Covid-19 small business relief funds from the federal government,” Bloomberg reports.

“The nonprofit foundation — which advocates restraint in government spending and says it works to educate taxpayers on ‘costly government programs’ — took a loan between $150,000 and $350,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program.”

but of course they did

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:37:19am

re: #80 Shropshire Slasher

Thank you to everyone that looked.

They weren’t in the cabinet with the chocolate.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:37:42am

I can’t even anymore with this shit

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:38:53am

re: #84 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

but of course they did

Their idol Ayan Rand drew social security. So, there’s precedent.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:39:27am

Jennifer Rubin is completely out of fucks to give about trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:40:10am

re: #88 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Jennifer Rubin is completely out of fucks to give about trump.

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What a coincidence! So are all of us.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:40:36am

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

“They’re of the belief that people will get over it or if we stop highlighting it, the base will move on and the public will learn to accept 50,000 to 100,000 new cases a day,” said a former administration official in touch with the campaign.

I wonder if they’ve considered what will happen if we DON’T learn to accept this.

Trump is done with the virus. He is entirely focused on racism now.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:40:37am

re: #85 Belafon

They weren’t in the cabinet with the chocolate.

in the fridge next to the car keys….

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:40:58am

Looks like this tweet got me ratioed by the brain dead right wingers and bots.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:41:10am

re: #72 lawhawk

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Or, as Daniel Dale succinctly puts it…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:41:38am

re: #86 goddamnedfrank

I can’t even anymore with this shit

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Years ago I knew a die-hard Cowboys fan who referred to the hated Redskins as the Foreskins. “They aren’t just dicks, they’re the part of a dick you cut off and throw away!”

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:41:43am
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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:43:48am

White people learning the hard way that actions have consequences.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:43:59am

re: #95 Charles Johnson

I’ll trade you that for an 18 month old German Shepherd that sticks her face on mine and sighs real loud so she can go outside and bark at shadows while she pees. Every morning.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:44:31am

re: #86 goddamnedfrank

Why did they rename Team Drumpf?

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:45:05am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:46:06am

re: #75 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Well, his old man beat the shit out of him for not wearing a suit when he picked him up to go to a Yankees game.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:46:10am

Trump’s going on a twitter bender.

There must be a bunch of bad news about to come out this week, because he does this right before really bad news drops.

Maybe an inkling on the Supreme Court tax case? Maybe it’s the book by his niece. Or, it’s the body count taking center stage again - because of his failures.

His latest tweets are demanding schools be open in the fall for in-person instruction. That was preceded by a tweet hocking HCQ again.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:46:56am

re: #86 goddamnedfrank

They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!

The President* seems laser-focused on the virus and making sure Americans don’t die.

/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:47:29am

re: #101 lawhawk

Trump’s going on a twitter bender.

There must be a bunch of bad news about to come out this week, because he does this right before really bad news drops.

Maybe an inkling on the Supreme Court tax case? Maybe it’s the book by his niece. Or, it’s the body count taking center stage again - because of his failures.

His latest tweets are demanding schools be open in the fall for in-person instruction. That was preceded by a tweet hocking HCQ again.

He’s tweeting like his Twitter is going to be taken away any second now.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:47:54am

re: #97 A Mom Anon

I’ll trade you that for an 18 month old German Shepherd that sticks her face on mine and sighs real loud so she can go outside and bark at shadows while she pees. Every morning.

Teddy’s usually pretty patient in the morning, but I know he means business when he smacks me in the head with his paw. To be fair, I get a few nose-in-the-face stares as a warning.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:48:23am
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:48:26am

re: #101 lawhawk

Maybe an inkling on the Supreme Court tax case?

When it comes to his vulnerabilities, that’s the key one.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:48:31am

Im assuming the tax cases will be the last three rulings given at the end of term on Friday.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:48:45am

re: #99 jaunte

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This is new, I thought all true conservatives believed that education is a local matter and decisions should be made by parents and local school officials.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:50:14am

re: #108 Sir John Barron

This is new, I thought all true conservatives believed that education is a local matter and decisions should be made by parents and local school officials.

Good thing consistency isn’t a conservative value.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:50:49am

re: #108 Sir John Barron

This is new, I thought all true conservatives believed that education is a local matter and decisions should be made by parents and local school officials.

The only thing troo conservatives believe in now is the Fuhrer Prinzip.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:50:51am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:51:47am

re: #111 goddamnedfrank

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Maybe we’d be better off if the POTUS wasn’t on Twitter all day.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:51:52am

re: #100 Ace Rothstein

Here’s a thing I don’t get about “businessmen”:
How is a suit even a) comfortable for wearing all the time and b) even appropriate for going to any thing close to recreational? It’s either a suit or khakis and a polo shirt with these freaks. No wonder they’re so mean and cranky all the time. I’ll admit bias because at age 60 I wear jeans, sneakers and t shirts all the time and don’t own a pair of fancy shoes let alone a suit, but that has to be sort of miserable after awhile.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:51:57am

re: #107 Ace Rothstein

Yup (from Scotusblog):

Trump v. Vance, No. 19-635 [Arg: 5.12.2020 Trans./Aud.]
Issue(s): Whether a grand-jury subpoena served on a custodian of the president’s personal records, demanding production of nearly 10 years’ worth of the president’s financial papers and his tax returns, violates Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.

Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, No. 19-715 [Arg: 5.12.2020 Trans./Aud.]
Issue(s): Whether the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives has the constitutional and statutory authority to issue a subpoena to the accountant for President Trump and several of his business entities demanding private financial records belonging to the president.

Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG, No. 19-760 [Arg: 5.12.2020 Trans./Aud.]
Issue(s): Whether the Committee on Financial Services and the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives have the constitutional and statutory authority to issue a subpoena to creditors for President Donald Trump and several of his business entities demanding private financial records belonging to the president.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:52:12am

He’s completely fucking out there today. Desperate thrashing.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:52:32am

This will not improve the orange thing’s mood.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:54:58am

re: #115 Charles Johnson

He’s completely fucking out there today. Desperate thrashing.

Trump has decided to go all in on racism. It won him the presidency, and he doesn’t have anything else to sell.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:55:01am

re: #116 Teddy’s Person

This will not improve the orange thing’s mood.

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oh that was probably like 15 president* tweets ago….

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:55:12am

re: #113 A Mom Anon

When things were “normal,” there were men in the diamond club seats at Astros games wearing suits and ties. I kind of get it because they probably went straight to the stadium from their offices after work, but if I knew I was going to a game that night, I’m taking a change of clothes with me.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:55:22am

re: #86 goddamnedfrank

I can’t even anymore with this shit

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the man literally does no work at all

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:56:31am

re: #120 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

the man literally does no work at all

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“I know Indians better than anybody, believe me. Indians love me.”

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:57:10am

This Pizza deliverer would make a better President!

MST3k - Torgo Sketch

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:57:12am

re: #115 Charles Johnson

He’s completely fucking out there today. Desperate thrashing.

Indeed.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:57:57am
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:58:37am

ICE is rotten, top to bottom.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:58:46am

re: #124 jaunte

OH, FOR FUCK SAKES.

That’s just being evil because you can be evil. Jesus.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:59:08am

re: #93 BeachDem

Or, as Daniel Dale succinctly puts it…

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and five minutes later will, again, deny saying the things she said.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:00:01pm

“Put more people in danger to underline our racism.”
“Right away, boss, I have a great idea!”

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cat-tikvah  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:00:32pm

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

This strategy assumes that the more people whose lives and families are directly affected by COVID, the more people who get sick/have parents, children, siblings, relatives get sick and die, the more people will just “accept it”.
Somehow I doubt that. What has spared Trump to date is the many people who haven’t personally gotten sick, had excruciatingly long recoveries including now-chronic health issues, or lost someone they cared about.
That is not going to continue to be the case.
As my parents, who live in a big senior living complex told me, a rather sheltered woman there remarked to them that the key issue with COVID is, and I quote, “it doesn’t just affect poor people.”

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:00:50pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:01:06pm

re: #123 Eclectic Cyborg

Indeed.

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Or maybe, just hear me out, maybe having a president who was busy at the job instead of rage-tweeting all day would have done much better to prevent the spread and reduce deaths.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:02:00pm

re: #130 jaunte

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I used to think the “Abolish ICE” demands were naive.

I’ve changed my mind.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:02:42pm

re: #124 jaunte

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Steven Miller rubs his slimy hands together over this…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:03:37pm

re: #120 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

the man literally does no work at all

He’s flailing. Something big must be getting ready to drop and he’s freaking out. He’s as predictable as the sunrise.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:03:39pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:04:51pm

re: #107 Ace Rothstein

Im assuming the tax cases will be the last three rulings given at the end of term on Friday.

who says scotus doesnt play for the drama?

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sagehen  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:05:10pm

re: #70 Charles Johnson

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He’s had it out for the Indians ever since they got a casino license he wanted.

Trump - 1993 - Testifying in front of Native American affairs Committee They Don’t look In

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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:05:19pm

re: #131 Sir John Barron

They are the same about everything, thoughts and prayers, patriotism, governing and pretty much everything else. It’s all empty bullshit that does nothing tangible or real. They literally do even less than the least they can by design. I mean wearing a mask is just too hard and complicated, so anything else is out of the question. Lazy and stupid.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:05:57pm

re: #135 Dread Pirate

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Deaths in the U.S. are “way down” even though they’re increasing, which is like the same thing.

Also, state governments reshutting down. Things are great.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:06:08pm

Have any Republican politicians died of Covid yet?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:06:24pm

re: #37 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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He tweeted his outrage just this morning about NASCAR’s decision to ban the (Confederate) Flag.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:07:43pm

re: #124 jaunte

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I suspect many schools will suddenly announce that they will have in-person available for those who need it.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:07:56pm

re: #140 Eclectic Cyborg

Have any Republican politicians died of Covid yet?

We haven’t had a Herman Cain update in a while….

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:08:40pm

re: #142 Belafon

I suspect many schools will suddenly announce that they will have in-person available for those who need it.

“Outrageous outrage schools should be open but not for dirty immigrants who just want to kill us!!!!”

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:08:55pm

re: #140 Eclectic Cyborg

Have any Republican politicians died of Covid yet?

They’ve been pretty quiet about Herman Cain, which makes me think he’s pretty sick.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:09:18pm

re: #145 Teddy’s Person

They’ve been pretty quiet about Herman Cain, which makes me think he’s pretty sick.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:09:56pm

re: #117 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump has decided to go all in on racism. It won him the presidency, and he doesn’t have anything else to sell.

it was one of the ingredients that won him the presidency
as the sole ingredient left, it’s not enough to do it again

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:09:57pm

re: #135 Dread Pirate

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“And testing is UP even though we don’t really need testing and there should be less testing because more numbers bad.”

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Teddy's Person  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:10:20pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

He tweeted his outrage just this morning about NASCAR’s decision to ban the (Confederate) Flag.

NASCAR ratings are up slightly since June 10, when the sport announced that it would prohibit the display of the Confederate flag from all events and properties. Source: TVLine

That’s gotta chap his ass.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:11:38pm

re: #149 Teddy’s Person

That’s gotta chap his ass.

One in every five tweet of his is about someone or something’s RATINGS!!! except of course his own.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:13:18pm

re: #146 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

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They should be thanking the doctors, nurses, RTs, lab techs and orderlies that are fighting to keep his reckless ass alive.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:15:04pm

re: #151 goddamnedfrank

They should be thanking the doctors, nurses, RTs, lab techs and orderlies that are fighting to keep his reckless ass alive.

He can’t thank them, one might be a liberal!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:15:07pm

re: #135 Dread Pirate

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you’re crowing on “we’re killing way, way more people in total but statistically it’s a smaller percentage of something”?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:16:03pm

re: #153 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

you’re crowing on “we’re killing way, way more people in total but statistically it’s a smaller percentage of something”?

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Grading himself on a curve again I see.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:17:20pm

re: #146 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

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i’d bet ‘god’ is not listening to herman right now.

charlie daniels is probably bending his ear

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:20:22pm

re: #154 Sir John Barron

Grading himself on a curve again I see.

yeah this one

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:20:40pm

re: #140 Eclectic Cyborg

Have any Republican politicians died of Covid yet?

Unfortunately, no.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:22:05pm

re: #135 Dread Pirate

I see this fucking turd Trump worked “China virus” in this shittweet.

But the way things are going, the covid19 pandemic will soon be over. It will be replaced by several national-level epidemics in parts of the world having particularly stupid and inept national leadership. Naturally this includes the US because of Trump and Republicans.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:22:12pm

re: #135 Dread Pirate

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WTF is he yapping about? Mortality rate per 1M:

US 401—7th highest after Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, UK, Belgium

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Alephnaught  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:23:27pm

re: #59 Barefoot Grin

I’ve never seen KD Lang live, but I would love to.

Me and my family were lucky to see kd lang live, round about the time Ingénue was released, at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. We’d already became fans of her work when Channel 4 broadcast a concert of hers, so we leapt at the chance to see her live. At one point, she announced she was going to do a cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying”, and I remember someone behind me going “Oh NO!!!”, but by the end of that song, the whole audience was giving her a standing ovation.

Here’s a clip from that Channel 4 performance. The song is “Big Boned Gal”.

k.d. lang & The Reclines - Big Boned Gal

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calochortus  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:25:04pm

re: #155 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i’d bet ‘god’ is not listening to herman right now.

charlie daniels is probably bending his ear

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I love the idea that the almighty lets people take a vote on whether he (or she) should cure sick people.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:25:26pm

re: #159 BeachDem

WTF is he yapping about? Mortality rate per 1M:

US 401—7th highest after Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, UK, Belgium

Trump is a perfect Republican, in that he always says what he wants to be true, with absolutely no regard for the underlying truth.

The US media simply has to get in the business of branding Trump and Republicans as the habitual liars they are, since it’s exhausting to debunk an endless stream of lies and bullshit.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:25:26pm

re: #156 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:27:59pm

this woman belongs in jail (goes to Raw story)

rawstory.com

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:29:14pm
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Teukka  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:29:45pm

re: #163 lawhawk

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:34:34pm

re: #164 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

this woman belongs in jail (goes to Raw story)

rawstory.com

Trump is a co-conspirator in this child’s murder. Of course Trump thinks voters will grow numb to all of the death, because it never bothered him in the first place.

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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:37:10pm
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Alephnaught  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:39:52pm
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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:40:26pm
A hotel clerk was the victim of a reportedly racist attack while on the job.

Chrystal Caldwell, who is Black and works as a desk clerk at the Mystic Quality Inn in Stonington, Connecticut, explained that a couple beat her up and yelled racial slurs at her. “She said both of her attackers were white and in their late 20s or early 30s,” The Day writes.

The 59-year-old—who has been at the inn for seven years—told WTNH that the New York couple was staying there and ended up attacking her twice. The man initially called when he wasn’t getting hot water in his room. Caldwell offered to have maintenance fix it or move the couple to a new room, but Caldwell said the man got angry and began calling her names, also telling her he’d send his girlfriend down to “kick her ass.”

Minutes later, the man came to the front desk. Caldwell notified her general manager and executive housekeeper, who spoke with the man who continued to threaten Caldwell. When she spoke to him, he swung at her over the desk, according to The Day. She fought back, but was still punched in the head; Caldwell said doctors at Pequot Health Center told her she suffered a concussion as well as severe harm to her right eye and damage to her back, ribs, and wrist.

The hotel called the police, who told Caldwell to not leave the employee lounge while they looked at surveillance footage (which is now featured in numerous news stories about the attack). However, when Caldwell went into the hallway to get ice for her face, she was attacked again. The girlfriend first approached Caldwell, blaming her for scratching her boyfriend. The couple then attacked her, pushing her to the ground and kicking her in the ribs. The man attempted to stomp her face, but she was able to get off the ground.

The altercation happened while the police were still in the building.

Fox61 reported that the girlfriend who attacked Caldwell sent a message to the news station saying Caldwell attacked them and that her “case would unravel in court.” But the New London State’s Attorney’s office and the Stonington police have reportedly been wrapping up extraditable warrants for the man and woman to bring them back to Connecticut.

Even though the police were there, they let the couple go back to New York.

complex.com

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:40:32pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:42:03pm

re: #171 goddamnedfrank

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incredible very genius

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:43:19pm

re: #168 teleskiguy

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At least he died loving dear leader, and didn’t have to observe his downfall and disgrace.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:43:54pm

re: #164 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Not just her, every other fucking stupid parent who went along with this. And the church leaders who allowed it. Freedom of religion doesn’t give you the right to kill your children.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:46:30pm

re: #168 teleskiguy

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there was a time - mid 70’s i was a big fan of his music
he should have stuck to it
eventually he became impossible to listen to - like cosby, gibson, and so many other now easy to identify usual suspects

one or two songs left whose sentimental value to me still overrides his vileness
“Heaven Can Be Anywhere (as long as you’re there)” etc

the souths’ gonna do it again
devil went down to georgia
etc
was and still are dreck

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:47:19pm

re: #174 A Mom Anon

Not just her, every other fucking stupid parent who went along with this. And the church leaders who allowed it. Freedom of religion doesn’t give you the right to kill your children.

Some states allow parents to deny medical care to their children for religious reasons. It’s reprehensible.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:51:29pm

re: #142 Belafon

I suspect many schools will suddenly announce that they will have in-person available for those who need it.

I’l bet my institution will.

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BigPapa  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:51:47pm

re: #171 goddamnedfrank

If the students are booted out will their country even let them back in?

What a total mess. I’m thinking the ‘have an inexperienced businessman in charge of government’ experiment has given us the results we need.

Tell me in what business would it make sense to hire somebody for the top position with no experience in the profession? We did that with our presidency 3.5 years ago. Seems to have been a bad decision. With no experience you usually hire entry level workers so they can learn the trade. But with Trump, the opposite.

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bratwurst  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:54:25pm

Been offline for most of the last 36 hours or so. Did Shaun King’s Twitter staff post anyone else’s original work and claim it was a history lesson directly from Shaun King while I was away?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:55:26pm

re: #178 BigPapa

If the students are booted out, will their country even let them back in?

What a total mess. I’m thinking the ‘have an inexperienced businessman in charge of government’ experiment has given us the results we need.

Tell me in what business would it make sense to hire somebody for the top position with no experience in the profession? We did that with our presidency 3.5 years ago. Seems to have been a bad decision. With no experience you usually hire entry level workers so they can learn the trade. But with Trump, the opposite.

- he claimed he had a resume and experience that would compensate
- he lied
- lots of people knew he was lying and pointed it out time and again
- lots of people pointed out he was a pig (and you’d be a pig for supporting a pig)

63m people didnt listen and didnt care

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aatharuv  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:55:26pm

re: #171 goddamnedfrank

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It’s like the GOP has a list of everything about America they want to destroy that _REALLY_ make America great, and are destroying them to own the libs.

(For any Tru’umpists lurking here, having colleges that are that high quality* that lots of people coming to a country so that they can pump billions of dollars in tuition, partially subsidize costs for Americans, and so that the best can be convinced to remain here and manage to contribute to American society is a good thing. I mean, isn’t buying American big amongst the Trumpist crowd.

*As opposed to many of the for profit colleges that Cruella deVos seems to love.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:56:18pm

re: #160 Alephnaught

Me and my family were lucky to see kd lang live, round about the time Ingénue was released, at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. We’d already became fans of her work when Channel 4 broadcast a concert of hers, so we leapt at the chance to see her live. At one point, she announced she was going to do a cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying”, and I remember someone behind me going “Oh NO!!!”, but by the end of that song, the whole audience was giving her a standing ovation.

Here’s a clip from that Channel 4 performance. The song is “Big Boned Gal”.

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She’s got Elvis-like chops here.
Video

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:57:29pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:59:33pm
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aatharuv  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:59:40pm

re: #178 BigPapa

If the students are booted out will their country even let them back in?

What a total mess. I’m thinking the ‘have an inexperienced businessman in charge of government’ experiment has given us the results we need.

Tell me in what business would it make sense to hire somebody for the top position with no experience in the profession? We did that with our presidency 3.5 years ago. Seems to have been a bad decision. With no experience you usually hire entry level workers so they can learn the trade. But with Trump, the opposite.

Countries generally accept the return of their own citizens. Many countries have periodically been organizing flights for the return of their own citizens in the US and other countries and unavailable to return due to shutting of borders/flights (e.g, India).

There’s the bigger question as to once they’ve returned will they be able to come back to the US, in case their visa to enter the US has expired, and as a result they need to go back to a US consulate to get their visa stamped. And if that becomes even iffier than it has been in the past, the desireability of an American education plummets…

At the very least, the fall semester, and next spring semester will still have the cheeto in place….

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 6, 2020 • 12:59:43pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:00:42pm

The lie that many never-Trumpers continue to tell themselves is that there is any principle underpinning conservatism other than “I got mine, fuck you.”

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:02:33pm

Charlie Daniels is probably really surprised right about now.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:04:06pm

re: #188 Ace Rothstein

Charlie Daniels is probably really surprised right about now.

or not
(take that either way)

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:07:25pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:09:06pm

re: #187 jaunte

The lie that many never-Trumpers continue to tell themselves is that there is any principle underpinning conservatism other than “I got mine, fuck you.”

Trump was inevitable given the way the GOP has degenerated since the civil rights era of the 1960s.

Goldwater getting the nomination was an early milestone. Then came Nixon and his disgrace, setting in motion the long term GOP plan to have more unprincipled GOP senators instead of better GOP presidents.

Reagan was also a major step downward. At that point, lying about everything became the Republican trademark.

Next we have Gingrich, who started the total partisan warfare that persists to this day, still unrecognized as such by the media and by too many Democrats.

These foundations were all in place by the time W Bush was in office, who careened from disaster to disaster precisely because Republicans can’t accept reality.

Now Trump is amplifying all the worst traits of the W Bush administration, while adding a personality cult and openly authoritarian tendencies to the already unbearably toxic Republican mess.

With this trend line it is certain that the next GOP presidential candidate will be worse than Trump, even though that’s literally unthinkable now.

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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:11:41pm

re: #191 EPR-radar

With this trend line it is certain that the next GOP presidential candidate will be worse than Trump, even though that’s literally unthinkable now.

Unfortunate two-word rejoinder: Tom Cotton.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:11:57pm

re: #190 gocart mozart

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:17:03pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:17:07pm

My personal favorite right wing shitmuffins are the ones on Facebook who whine that Tammy Duckworth (and Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris) doesn’t do anything about (cue scary music) all the gun violence in(cue scary music) Chicago, or in Compton or Boston. On a post about a little girl selling lemonade to help her community. How dare she not address that and solve it singlehandedly? And then go on to say that Sen. Duckworth hasn’t done anything for her country or her state. Ahem. Oh hell no. I’m fairly certain Senator Duckworth qualifies as being an Official Bad Ass, but what does a libtard like me know?

Social media has made us mean and stupid as a species.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:19:12pm

re: #194 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Strong ear game on Brownie.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:20:03pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:22:21pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:23:33pm
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A Cranky One  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:23:56pm

re: #160 Alephnaught

Me and my family were lucky to see kd lang live, round about the time Ingénue was released, at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. We’d already became fans of her work when Channel 4 broadcast a concert of hers, so we leapt at the chance to see her live. At one point, she announced she was going to do a cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying”, and I remember someone behind me going “Oh NO!!!”, but by the end of that song, the whole audience was giving her a standing ovation.

Here’s a clip from that Channel 4 performance. The song is “Big Boned Gal”.

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I saw her about the same time. Did she put on a giant wig with an elastic chin strap before performing Miss Chatelaine, while commenting on the convenience of a strap- on?

When I saw her, the power of her voice was amazing. I was sure she’d blow out her voice before the end of the concert. But damn, it just got more powerful as the night went on.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:24:20pm

re: #198 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength

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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:24:59pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick’s Twitter feed today has more bad craziness than usual. He’s spewing all kinds of bulkshit. Is the Supreme Court going to rule against him on his financial statements? He’s for sure big mad his niece’s book is being released two weeks early.

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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:25:51pm

re: #190 gocart mozart

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:31:37pm

re: #203 teleskiguy

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Padres, Royals,

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:33:44pm

re: #202 teleskiguy

Fuckface Von Clownstick’s Twitter feed today has more bad craziness than usual. He’s spewing all kinds of bulkshit. Is the Supreme Court going to rule against him on his financial statements? He’s for sure big mad his niece’s book is being released two weeks early.

Makes you wonder. Maybe he got a heads-up or something. Guess we’ll find out soon enough one way or the other.

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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:35:01pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:37:21pm
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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:37:37pm

re: #200 A Cranky One

I saw her about the same time. Did she put on a giant wig with an elastic chin strap before performing Miss Chatelaine, while commenting on the convenience of a strap-?

Yes.
One of kd’s more-memorable concert moments…

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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:39:42pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:39:47pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:39:57pm

He’s in complete meltdown today

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:40:29pm

LOL…….

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Alephnaught  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:44:27pm

re: #182 Barefoot Grin

She’s got Elvis-like chops here.

Well, if you want Elvis moves, this is your lucky day…

k.d. lang - Pay Dirt

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:48:04pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:49:58pm

re: #210 Charles Johnson

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An obvious shop, but I like it, like the shops that made his hands really tiny.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:51:38pm

The list……

The List
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:54:14pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:54:52pm
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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 1:55:37pm

Wow. That was quite the storm here in Bergen County. Worst hailstorm I’ve ever personally experienced. Largest hail I’ve ever witnessed. Nonstop lightning and heavy rain for about 20 minutes or so. But for about 5 minutes it was quarter sized hail.

Cars seem to be ok. So that’s good.

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CleverToad  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:10:12pm

re: #219 lawhawk

Eeek!
Good news on the cars, certainly. Have you spotted much other damage?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:12:51pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:14:04pm

re: #219 lawhawk

I hate hail, scares the crap out of me. We had some a few weeks ago that was about the size of a hazelnut and I thought for sure the cars were fucked. We lucked out, it just knocked tons of debris out of the trees in the backyard. Glad the cars survived and no one got hurt.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:17:36pm

SMILE KAREN! YOU’RE ON CANDID CAMERA!

‘Get out of here’: Colorado woman tries to run Black man out of the neighborhood — until she realizes she’s on camera

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:17:40pm

re: #220 CleverToad

Eeek!
Good news on the cars, certainly. Have you spotted much other damage?

Haven’t ventured out past our home and what we can see. Don’t see much in the way of tree branches down or anything of the sort, but there’s been a bunch of storm reports all around the area. We had lights flicker a few times too, and scattered outages all over the area.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:26:21pm

Texas hits record 8,700 covid hospitalizations. I wonder if they are numb yet.

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plansbandc  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:28:20pm

re: #54 A Cranky One

If I could choose a voice to have, this would probably be the one.

Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection (Promo)

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:29:26pm

re: #225 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Texas hits record 8,700 covid hospitalizations. I wonder if they are numb yet.

If you change numb to dumb, then I would say yes, yes we are.

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plansbandc  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:34:07pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

He wants to kill us all, including his supporters. He’s a psychopath.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:35:25pm

re: #228 plansbandc

He wants to kill us all, including his supporters. He’s a psychopath.

There has probably never been a better example of “depraved indifference to human life” than Trump.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:38:57pm

the rest of the thread behind the clicky

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:41:10pm

re: #230 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Trump has so disgraced the presidency that the executive office of the U.S. will need to be renamed.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:41:29pm

re: #230 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I want a team to name themselves the Bog Beasts. (Just to be clear, I have kids when you look it up; it’s not a WoW reference.)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:42:45pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:43:11pm

re: #113 A Mom Anon

Here’s a thing I don’t get about “businessmen”:
How is a suit even a) comfortable for wearing all the time and b) even appropriate for going to any thing close to recreational? It’s either a suit or khakis and a polo shirt with these freaks. No wonder they’re so mean and cranky all the time. I’ll admit bias because at age 60 I wear jeans, sneakers and t shirts all the time and don’t own a pair of fancy shoes let alone a suit, but that has to be sort of miserable after awhile.

You’re still wearing clothes?

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plansbandc  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:45:21pm

re: #188 Ace Rothstein

Muttley laugh-mix

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SteelPH  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:47:17pm

re: #230 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Long live the Denver Nuggets.

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SteelPH  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:48:21pm

re: #233 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I’m pretty sure ICE does not in fact have the authority to invalidate still valid visas.

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:48:50pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Can we just cut to the chase and start calling her Hameeda Saeed al-Sahhaf or maybe Baghdad Bobbie.

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plansbandc  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:51:37pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:55:39pm

re: #219 lawhawk

Wow. That was quite the storm here in Bergen County. Worst hailstorm I’ve ever personally experienced. Largest hail I’ve ever witnessed. Nonstop lightning and heavy rain for about 20 minutes or so. But for about 5 minutes it was quarter sized hail.

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Cars seem to be ok. So that’s good.

You have nice hands, you must moisturize.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:56:03pm

re: #216 Dave In Austin

The list……

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Got a bookmark/url?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:56:08pm

re: #219 lawhawk

Wow. That was quite the storm here in Bergen County. Worst hailstorm I’ve ever personally experienced. Largest hail I’ve ever witnessed. Nonstop lightning and heavy rain for about 20 minutes or so. But for about 5 minutes it was quarter sized hail.

[Embedded content]

Cars seem to be ok. So that’s good.

i thought you were taller

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Acemarilllion  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:58:00pm

re: #230 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Brooklyn Dodgers were named after incredibly strong pedestrians in Brooklyn that dodged trolleys.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 2:58:55pm

re: #237 SteelPH

I’m pretty sure ICE does not in fact have the authority to invalidate still valid visas.

ICE: We don’t? Crap.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:01:08pm

Chris Whipple - wapo

“Another question may be as important: How does Trump absorb information? For decades, the president’s daily briefs have sounded early warnings on everything from enemy troop movements to pandemics to terrorist attacks. Yet under Trump, the president’s intelligence briefings have almost completely broken down. His oral briefings, given daily to most presidents, now take place as rarely as once or twice a week. These sessions often turn into monologues in which the president spitballs woolly conspiracy theories from Breitbart, Fox News and hangers-on at Mar-a-Lago, say intelligence officials who are familiar with his briefings. Convinced that the intelligence community is a ‘deep state,’ honeycombed with traitors, the president rarely believes anything the CIA tells him.”

“In short, Trump is unbriefable.”

of course the answer is ‘he doesn’t’

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ckkatz  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:02:08pm

re: #27 Jebediah, RBG


It’s a shit show, and even his know nothing base is beginning to realize that they’re fooked.

Maybe they are starting to hear this in their heads:

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Video

I hope so, anyway.

San Francisco, January 14, 1978. A date which will live in pathos…

Iirc, shortly thereafter there was no longer something rotten in punk. (He went back to using his real name.) (And apologies to Shakespeare.)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:02:20pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:03:19pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:04:20pm

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) said that he will not attend next month’s Republican National Convention due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic’s continued sweep across the United States, the Washington Post reports.

Said Grassley: “I’m not going to go. And I’m not going to go because of the virus situation.”

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stpaulbear  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:05:55pm

U of M’s Goldie before he discovered steroids.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:06:55pm

re: #249 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I wonder how many others will bail too?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:08:01pm

re: #234 stpaulbear

Dude I live with a German Shepherd. They have zero sense of personal space and little grace(well my GSD at least), so um, yes, I wear clothes, lol. Otherwise I’d get hurt. Owie.

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ckkatz  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:08:13pm

re: #37 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I agree with you.

However, from what I understand, the rationalization then was two fold.

First, a lot of these traitors were from the same classes as, and had served with, the Union politicians and Regular military.

The second, more practical reason was the expectation that by keeping the Southern leadership intact, they would not allow the bitter-enders to try and start a guerilla war. (Which actually was a concern.) As soon as bitter-enders did try and start one, the Union leadership cut a deal and abandoned their allies in the South.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:08:54pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:10:56pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:16:48pm
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SteelPH  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:18:46pm

re: #249 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

But but, I thought it was a hoax! Or something to that effect. I’m sure he’s said something equally callous and/or stupid.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:18:57pm

re: #248 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Living up to their namesake’s brand of fuck you, I got mine.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:19:48pm

I can’t. I just can’t follow a GOPer. The best they are is the enemy of my enemy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:20:57pm

Crime against humanity

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:22:48pm
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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:23:26pm

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Straight to The Hague, we got no time for this.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:24:02pm

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Crime against humanity

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Worse than the peas in the guacamole.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:24:03pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:24:15pm

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Crime against humanity

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I’d give it to Trump.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:24:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:25:28pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:27:21pm

re: #253 ckkatz

I agree with you.

However, from what I understand, the rationalization then was two fold.

First, a lot of these traitors were from the same classes as, and had served with, the Union politicians and Regular military.

The second, more practical reason was the expectation that by keeping the Southern leadership intact, they would not allow the bitter-enders to try and start a guerilla war. (Which actually was a concern.) As soon as bitter-enders did try and start one, the Union leadership cut a deal and abandoned their allies in the South.

I get it. But, and this is a big but to me, without accountability and consequences, it will only happen again. Perhaps not another civil war (yet, because it’s never been dealt with, yet) but the shit continued to live on - to this very day.

Accountability applies to trump too. He had got to pay for his treason and malfeasance. Barr, too. All those GOP fuckers who went to Russia on the 4th of July. No jokes about Putin paying them, full on prison/execution/confiscation of personal property.

Accountability and real consequences. Real life, knock your teeth out consequences.

If we don’t deal with it now, and push accountability down the road, it’ll happen again and again.

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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:28:31pm

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Devin Nunes winery got a PPP loan

To finance his latest batch of Cuvée Du Vache?

(Mooooo -rlot, of course!)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:28:32pm

I wonder how Trump will react if Bolsonaro dies from the virus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:28:51pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:29:48pm

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

Devin Nunes winery got a PPP loan

Nothing for his dairy?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:31:45pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:32:45pm
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JC1  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:34:36pm

re: #268 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I get it. But, and this is a big but to me, without accountability and consequences, it will only happen again. Perhaps not another civil war (yet, because it’s never been dealt with, yet) but the shit continued to live on - to this very day.

Accountability applies to trump too. He had got to pay for his treason and malfeasance. Barr, too. All those GOP fuckers who went to Russia on the 4th of July. No jokes about Putin paying them, full on prison/execution/confiscation of personal property.

Accountability and real consequences. Real life, knock your teeth out consequences.

If we don’t deal with it now, and push accountability down the road, it’ll happen again and again.

Trump should have been aggressively investigated for likely tax evasion and money laundering years ago. The fact that neither the Democrats nor Republicans bothered with him is an indictment of our entire system. Prosecutors are willing to throw the book at random petty criminals, but we haven’t seen a serious crackdown on white collar crime since the Savings and Loan debacle in the 80s; the exceptions to this rule are people who rip off other rich people like Madoff or the Enron guys.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:34:37pm

re: #204 Sir John Barron

Padres, Royals,

LIONS & TIGERS & RED WINGS, OH MY!!

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KGxvi  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:35:55pm

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

There are plenty of reasons why he doesn’t “tackle” racism:

1. he is, himself, a racist
2. he believes being racist helps him politically (this is probably what that article is about)
3. he doesn’t actually give a shit about racism
4. he doesn’t actually give a shit about doing the job of POTUS
5. he’s a petty, selfish, man with a fragile ego who is scared of the world he lives in

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Decatur Deb  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:36:52pm

re: #274 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Kanye West’s Yeezy brand got millions in federal small business loans

Them that’s got shall get
Them that’s not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own

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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:37:03pm

re: #277 KGxvi

There are plenty of reasons why he doesn’t “tackle” racism:

1. he is, himself, a racist
2. he believes being racist helps him politically (this is probably what that article is about)
3. he doesn’t actually give a shit about racism
4. he doesn’t actually give a shit about doing the job of POTUS
5. he’s a petty, selfish, man with a fragile ego who is scared of the world he lives in

You forgot

6. All of the above.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:37:14pm
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KGxvi  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:37:21pm

re: #279 Jay C

You forgot

6. All of the above.

That was implied.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:37:53pm

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Crime against humanity

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I’d be in favor of the death penalty

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:38:17pm

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

It definitely needs two pickled eggs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:39:02pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:39:10pm

re: #257 SteelPH

But but, I thought it was a hoax! Or something to that effect. I’m sure he’s said something equally callous and/or stupid.

Tell Grassley that Trump says deaths and infections are way down and the U.S. is doing the best of anybody in the virus.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:39:48pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

Biden-Bottoms 2020 does have a nice ring to it.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:39:49pm

re: #254 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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wait is the RNC really still on?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:40:05pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:40:23pm

So hospitals in Florida are running out of available ICU beds (all too predictable.)

And what does DeSantis do? He talks about increased testing being why their case count is skyrocketing. Oh, and something about young people.

Almost as if DeSantis says what Trump says.

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ckkatz  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:41:31pm

re: #268 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I get it. But, and this is a big but to me, without accountability and consequences, it will only happen again. Perhaps not another civil war (yet, because it’s never been dealt with, yet) but the shit continued to live on - to this very day.

Accountability applies to trump too. He had got to pay for his treason and malfeasance. Barr, too. All those GOP fuckers who went to Russia on the 4th of July. No jokes about Putin paying them, full on prison/execution/confiscation of personal property.

Accountability and real consequences. Real life, knock your teeth out consequences.

If we don’t deal with it now, and push accountability down the road, it’ll happen again and again.

I agree with you. I am outraged too.

I agree that there needs to be some sort of accountability for the criminal behavior. At minimum to deter others.

Unfortunately, I see a few things that are going to slow things down.

First, iokiyar. Trump and McConnell have damaged the justice system with their placement of a lot of idealogues as judges.

Second, the damage that they have done has already killed many thousands of Americans. With many more thousands likely to die between now and the end of Trump’s term. It seems to me that no punishment, however harsh will ever be enough.

Third, a lot of presidents have done illegal things in pursuit of American National objectives. Most, of course, honored some sort of boundaries and self control. Trump and his lackeys are going to hide behind this fig leaf as much as possible.

Fourth, there is a tendancy to admire people who successfully do stuff that isn’t illegal, but should be. And Congress has been so polarized for so long, that it may not be able to pass laws to cut down on this crap.

My big hope is that he is held accountable for their many pre-President crimes. And that his spawn and henchmen (and women… henchpersons?)are held accountable for all their crimes.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:41:54pm

re: #276 The Pie Overlord!

LIONS & TIGERS & RED WINGS, OH MY!!

You forgot my Bears!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:42:47pm

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

I am not buying that at all. Not in the least.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:43:19pm

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

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He’s against racism against defenseless heroic very STRONG statues

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:44:59pm
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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:45:04pm

re: #222 A Mom Anon

I hate hail, scares the crap out of me. We had some a few weeks ago that was about the size of a hazelnut and I thought for sure the cars were fucked. We lucked out, it just knocked tons of debris out of the trees in the backyard. Glad the cars survived and no one got hurt.

Quarter size hail is nothing. Now, when ping pong start falling, you’re going to get something more besides leaf damage, like small dents. When lemons start to fall, you are going to start losing windshields.

When pool balls start to fall (and the 50-70 MPH winds that accompanying a storm that strong) you are going to get the windward siding and your windows on your house smashed, and your roof, along with the windward side bark on your trees.

When softballs start falling, people outside and in cars are going to get killed, and there is a good chance your house will be destroyed by a tornado.

Quarter-sized hail in Texas is kind of pffft. It’s just routine weather. Rare but notable in Austin (we have a metal roof, and it can get LOUD), but I’ve seen quarter-sized hail drifts a foot thick in our yard. You lose a lot of leaves and branches, though.

Now, in west Texas, in The Alley, it’s very common. We don’t have shelters, here. Everyone does in The Alley.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:46:40pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well, that was a good post from Al…for a change!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:46:41pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:48:26pm

re: #286 Shropshire Slasher

Biden-Bottoms 2020 does have a nice ring to it.

That reminds me of an old Bulwer-Lytton contest entry (the contest is to produce the first sentence of the worst imaginable novel).

“You name it, I’ve seen it — the depths, the pits, the bottoms — Dirk Steele is the name and proctology is the game.” (from memory, so some details may be off a bit)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:48:47pm

An old friend of mine is turning 50 in August. I’m thinking of sending her daughter a selection of candles to decorate her cake.
50 individual candles, because it’s a ludicrous number of candles to put on a cake
numeral ‘50’
roman numeral ‘L’
numeral ‘10’ (converted to Celsius)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:51:59pm

re: #285 Sir John Barron

Tell Grassley that Trump says deaths and infections are way down and the U.S. is doing the best of anybody in the virus.

Doesn’t Grassley know he’s supposed to die for the economy?

Get on with it. Chop chop.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:52:10pm
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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:52:26pm

re: #299 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

An old friend of mine is turning 50 in August. I’m thinking of sending her daughter a selection of candles to decorate her cake.
50 individual candles, because it’s a ludicrous number of candles to put on a cake
numeral ‘50’
roman numeral ‘L’
numeral ‘10’ (converted to Celsius)

It was hard enough to light 35 the year my bother turned that age. The first candles start melting all over the cake.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:53:01pm

re: #246 ckkatz

San Francisco, January 14, 1978. A date which will live in pathos…

Iirc, shortly thereafter there was no longer something rotten in punk. (He went back to using his real name.) (And apologies to Shakespeare.)

tqOujuhZ+f2c51ZBBAyKLqClBwj6qEFmiLcuvrY2UVfdlHpvVF/6cikXkVIygtS2CRKNwZO0WAum4irP4h1wEusFAviSMJq4Bb+RWu2FGI6KR24NuM1TW9/KtyxgQlegcUszchmpPXh/ZR9LWE+Y0CHy+HkT2x9OLDCAxPvnmfhKVaePoUhEJPY32AqI/6psqPMfzcSeSPDXnVQkb36JJiHQrCKae49n5HxT4zxELnt+CE/jz8bC+H4xR0AzY8c/kilSTaIJTj1g/RWbG1XCOotG2APpJebhUsaadeDf+bOzm/pNWTk/piVMyh2K4QofkIa7cc5eRunpt3grdOzEQ/yldt5B9pF44PsL6LtwnRg=

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:54:27pm

The book hasn’t even been released yet and it already has 3.5 stars.

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William Lewis  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:55:06pm

re: #299 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

An old friend of mine is turning 50 in August. I’m thinking of sending her daughter a selection of candles to decorate her cake.
50 individual candles, because it’s a ludicrous number of candles to put on a cake
numeral ‘50’
roman numeral ‘L’
numeral ‘10’ (converted to Celsius)

0b110010?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:55:14pm

re: #304 Belafon

The book hasn’t even been released yet and it already has 3.5 stars.

I guess the word hasn’t gone out yet to all the maga hats to ding this book they haven’t read.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:55:46pm

re: #204 Sir John Barron

Padres, Royals,

Magic, Pelicans, Metropolitans, Astros, Trolley Dodgers.

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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:56:03pm

re: #304 Belafon

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The book hasn’t even been released yet and it already has 3.5 stars.

And according to the evening news, already the #1 bestseller on Amazon.

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nines09  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:56:08pm

Daughter had to go back to Philly today. Setting up her move from one apt to another. Ran into huge storms outside Philly on Turnpike.
Some spots got 6 inches of rain in a heartbeat.
Hail.
She’s safe. Work from her apt and then move all she can to the new place then have the movers come for the stuff that I once could dance down 2 flights of stairs with.
And thunderstorms glanced us here, Cooper loves wet earth, and so being the smart ass he is, he got muddy.
Real muddy.
In a heartbeat.
Thanks Coop!
Then we did the hose and the 3 Hour Tour.
Grooming now.

Cooper McScuffymutt
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:56:49pm

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:56:56pm

re: #252 A Mom Anon

Dude I live with a German Shepherd. They have zero sense of personal space and little grace(well my GSD at least), so um, yes, I wear clothes, lol. Otherwise I’d get hurt. Owie.

Even Juno’s tiny little paws can cause an owie when she braces against me to scratch herself. Those nails are sharp!

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:57:47pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I somehow doubt that’s a disqualifier unless she dies from it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 3:59:40pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:00:14pm

This is going to be an interesting week

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:00:40pm
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KGxvi  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:02:32pm

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

I remember getting to January of this year and thinking “wow, we are actually going to make it an entire presidential term without some major crisis… talk about lucky…”

And this, well… *waves hands at everything*

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:05:08pm

re: #316 KGxvi

So YOU were the one who jinxed us!

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:05:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:06:39pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:07:13pm

re: #318 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Again making it obvious that the PPP was never an effort to save small businesses and always a blatant last go at raiding the Treasury before the good times end next January.

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nines09  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:07:27pm

All Spiffy McCoop

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:07:27pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:07:50pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:08:03pm

re: #308 Jay C

And according to the evening news, already the #1 bestseller on Amazon.

Is it released already?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:08:49pm
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KGxvi  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:09:46pm

re: #318 Backwoods_Sleuth

The next time there’s a major economic fuck up - and we all know there will be, because we never fucking learn - can someone in Congress seriously propose giving money directly to actual people instead of giving it to businesses?

Like, I get that businesses were hurting. But how many times do we have to do this thing were we create a stupid fucking system to give businesses money and then it turn out that we either didn’t have enough money to give, gave too much to the people who shouldn’t have gotten it, didn’t actually make sure it would be spent the way they said it would, and all other manner of fuck up?

How about this: have a social security number? Ok, if you’re over 18 you get X amount. If you’re under 18 your parents get .5X (or whatever the acceptable amount is).

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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:10:03pm

re: #324 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Is it released already?

Not for two weeks, according to reports.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:10:40pm

re: #307 Ace Rothstein

Magic, Pelicans, Metropolitans, Astros, Trolley Dodgers.

And on the college level, The Ohio State Buckeyes. (because who wouldn’t want to be named after a poisonous plant.)

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Sir John Barron  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:11:57pm

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Back in 2016 when Trump claimed the REAL unemployment rate was like 40%, now we’re edging closer to actually having that rate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:12:06pm

JFC

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:12:13pm

Zips, Governors, Terriers, Antelopes, Sycamores, Golden Flashes, Terrapins, Racers, Lumberjacks, Bonnies, Blue Hose.

THESE TEAM NAMES!!! WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY DO WE LIVE IN???!!!

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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:13:21pm

The story about megachurch pastor John Ortberg’s protection of his son Johnny, in the face of Johnny’s admitted attraction to prepubescent boys, finally made it to Religion News Service. The story is long, good and detailed.

(RNS) — In the summer of 2018, a volunteer at Menlo Church came to the Rev. John Ortberg seeking help.

The congregation member, who volunteered with youth and children at the Bay area megachurch and in the community, had been experiencing “an unwanted thought pattern of attraction to minors” and needed the pastor’s support.

After hearing this admission, Ortberg asked if the volunteer had ever acted on that attraction.

The volunteer said no.

Once Ortberg was convinced the volunteer was telling the truth and was not a danger to others, he prayed for the person and offered a referral for counseling and then allowed the volunteer to continue working with children.

In what Menlo Church’s elders would later call “poor judgment” and a betrayal of trust, the megachurch pastor did not notify the church’s staff of the volunteer’s admitted attraction to minors.

He did not notify the church’s elder board.

He did not suggest the volunteer stop working with children - in fact, the pastor and his family encouraged the volunteer in his work as a coach of an Ultimate Frisbee team for high school students.

Instead, Ortberg, the lead pastor of Menlo, kept what he had learned about the volunteer secret from his congregation.

Especially the volunteer’s name: John “Johnny” Ortberg III, the pastor’s youngest son.

religionnews.com

The person who exposed this back in February was Daniel Lavery, John Ortberg’s other son. At that time, Lavery did not disclose that the person he was discussing was his brother.

Now there is a woman named Julie Roys, she calls herself a journalist, and apparently she has a contract with RNS to republish their stuff. So she did. But she so HATED the fact that Daniel Lavery is transgender, that she removed all the “he/his/him” pronouns and replaced them all with “Lavery.” So of course the article reads for shit.

julieroys.com

Julie Roys blocked me on Twitter the last time this came up in February, because I would not give it up. And I was annoyed that she was doing it again. So I dropped a dime to RNS and the writer on Twitter.

Tired of this bullshit. FTR, this is the incident and the way “Christians” tried to make the transgender person the issue instead of the guy with the attraction to prepubescent boys that just stomped on my last church nerve forever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:13:29pm

re: #327 Jay C

Not for two weeks, according to reports.

moved up to next Sunday Tuesday, July 14

edited because I apparently have difficulty reading a calendar…

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Mike Lamb  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:13:57pm

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

This is going to be an interesting week

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How long before he pulls us out of the UN?

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:14:20pm

re: #326 KGxvi

Because Republicans and Libertarians have brainwashed a hundred million people or so that demand apparently doesn’t matter to the economy.

They also think that the national debt, business debt, and personal debt work the same way.

They also think that printing money always leads to inflation (because they don’t understand the whole demand thing).

I could go on… but many of them are getting rich off of the rest not understanding… anything. That covers it all.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:18:45pm

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And he’s literally done nothing to cause those jobs to return, other than, I suppose, have GOP governors that will do whatever he asks.

There will also undoubtedly be states that close down again. Sane states anyways.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:19:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:20:55pm
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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:22:18pm

re: #323 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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What a shame…
“You go from living a life like Maxwell to all of a sudden being in a situation where you’re being strip-searched and having people look into your body cavities,” said Cameron Lindsay, a former warden at the MDC. “That is a crushing experience…”

At the MDC, Maxwell will be issued a T-shirt and other basic clothing, a thin mattress, pillow and blanket. She may be allowed to have an approved religious medallion or book, such as the Bible

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:22:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:24:25pm
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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:25:40pm

re: #340 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah, this made tonight’s news as well: basically NASCAR (and Bubba Wallace) telling Trump to go fuck himself with his “apology” crap. Bubba quite politely, though…..

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:25:45pm

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Once Trump leaves office, he’ll probably never travel outside the country because of this asassination. I can see a Red Notice coming for I’m late butt….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:28:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:30:00pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:35:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:37:09pm
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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:37:52pm

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And speaking of books…

“According to people familiar with the project, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff — who was previously seen by the First Lady as a loyal confidant, and had helped plan President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration in Washington, DC — will release a tell-all, Melania and Me, on September 1st,” reported Lachlan Cartwright and Asawin Suebsaeng. “People with knowledge of the project say that the content of the book is largely negative, and that the manuscript heavily trashes the First Lady.”

I have less than zero interest in reading it, but nice to see the melon’s inner circle turn against her. (I guess that $26 million she got for her work on the inauguration just wasn’t enough to shut her up.)

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nines09  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:38:50pm
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Jay C  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:40:07pm

re: #348 BeachDem

And speaking of books…
I have less than zero interest in reading it, but nice to see the melon’s inner circle turn against her. (I guess that $26 million she got for her work on the inauguration just wasn’t enough to shut her up.)

Or else Melania didn’t spread those bucks around enough…..

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:41:31pm

re: #339 BeachDem

What a shame…
“You go from living a life like Maxwell to all of a sudden being in a situation where you’re being strip-searched and having people look into your body cavities,” said Cameron Lindsay, a former warden at the MDC. “That is a crushing experience…”

At the MDC, Maxwell will be issued a T-shirt and other basic clothing, a thin mattress, pillow and blanket. She may be allowed to have an approved religious medallion or book, such as the Bible

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:42:32pm

re: #348 BeachDem

Well…the same qualities that make these people willing to take these positions also make them willing to at some point bail and write a tell-all.

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nines09  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:42:37pm

re: #351 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And plenty of new friends…………….

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Dread Pirate  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:43:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:48:13pm
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Belafon  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:49:22pm

re: #340 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We have a lot of work, but I think the Confederates (I use this in place of The South because the South no longer contains all of them and so much of the South is less conservative than the plains) are realizing that they’re finally going to lose the war.

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Axolotl  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:56:02pm

re: #191 EPR-radar

Trump was inevitable given the way the GOP has degenerated since the civil rights era of the 1960s.

With this trend line it is certain that the next GOP presidential candidate will be worse than Trump, even though that’s literally unthinkable now.

I recommend The 4th Turning. You trend lines are correct but they reset every 80 years or so. Read it, it might cheer you up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 4:58:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:02:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:03:31pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:06:14pm

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #360 Backwoods_Sleuth

A tale of two states in two posts. Republicans want everyone to get sick and many to die for Dear Leader.

Democrats don’t.

The choice in November has literally never been simpler than it will be this year.

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sagehen  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:06:57pm

re: #307 Ace Rothstein

Magic, Pelicans, Metropolitans, Astros, Trolley Dodgers.

Lakers. Clippers. Sparks.

(my college was Sagehens. My sister’s college was Banana Slugs.)

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:10:31pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:12:37pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:13:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:15:32pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:17:04pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:17:11pm

Yeesh!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:20:35pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:24:38pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:27:01pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

I approve these tweets.

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plansbandc  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:27:01pm

re: #368 goddamnedfrank

This is what we’ve become.

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dat_said  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:27:35pm

re: #370 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Johnny Cash - Two Feet High And Rising

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:27:49pm

re: #219 lawhawk

Wow. That was quite the storm here in Bergen County. Worst hailstorm I’ve ever personally experienced. Largest hail I’ve ever witnessed. Nonstop lightning and heavy rain for about 20 minutes or so. But for about 5 minutes it was quarter sized hail.

Cars seem to be ok. So that’s good.

hi

The weather radio just popped off with a severe thunderstorm warning for my village, with expected 60mph winds and life-threatening hail in the next few minutes.

Was it you who suggested we join the “roof of the month club?”

wunderground.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:33:08pm

re: #223 🌹UOJB!

Another feral conservative about to become famous.

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stpaulbear  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:33:20pm

re: #374 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It was me.

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stpaulbear  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:34:34pm

re: #374 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I can’t believe how often you get hit with severe weather.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:35:16pm

good fucking grief

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:36:36pm
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plansbandc  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:38:16pm

So Florida is required to open schools. No need to saw off Florida into the sea, it’s going to be entirely depopulated very soon.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:44:00pm

The wind is dramatically increasing as the storms close in. They are crossing US-385 (eight miles away)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:45:45pm

re: #229 EPR-radar

There has probably never been a better example of “depraved indifference to human life” than Trump.

Or the word “genocidaire.”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:46:25pm

re: #367 Charles Johnson

Admittedly I’m saying this because I keep seeing parallels between Trump’s behavior and the behavior I’ve seen from abusers I’ve known, and I’m definitely affected by my own experiences, but…yes.

If you’re an empathy-less narcissist then you hurt the people that care about you because it’s a test—will they continue to give you what they want even when you demand more and more unreasonable things—but also try and find ways to hurt anyone that doesn’t play into your unreasonableness as well. The coronavirus is the perfect vehicle for advancing both ends…particularly since Trump is a coward and a disease means he can cause harm through passivity. Demand of his followers that they risk themselves—“If you love me, deny this real, dangerous thing is real and dangerous”—but also just enjoy the illness running through a general populace that’s either criticizing him or just not giving him adulation.

The more needy he gets the more he’s going to lean into cruelty because he needs that power and control fix. And the more he sees himself as down-power and likely to lose the election, the more he’s going to deliberately do damage because everybody deserves to suffer if they’re not giving him what he wants.

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danarchy  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:50:44pm

re: #361 EPR-radar

A tale of two states in two posts. Republicans want everyone to get sick and many to die for Dear Leader.

Democrats don’t.

The choice in November has literally never been simpler than it will be this year.

The governor of Massachusetts is a republican.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 6, 2020 • 5:55:44pm

re: #368 goddamnedfrank

Yeesh!

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Any idea what happened? I couldn’t make out any of that.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2020 • 6:36:30pm

re: #384 danarchy

The governor of Massachusetts is a republican.

Exception that proves the rule. And I’d really like to see the MA Democrats get their act together in terms of running for state level offices.

We shouldn’t have any blue states with R governors on principle alone, and also because if people see an example or two of Republicans who aren’t evil incarnate they falsely assume this is true of other Republicans.


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Black Pumas - Confines (Official Live Session With String Quartet) “Confines (Live in Studio)” is available now to stream/download. It is from the deluxe edition of the Black Pumas’ debut album which will be released digitally August 28 and physically October 9. Pre-order in 2xLP, 2xCD and digital formats: ...
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Orville Peck - Smalltown Boy (Official Audio) Official audio for Orville Peck’s cover of "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat out now: orvillepeck.lnk.to Pre-save / Pre-add Orville's new EP Show Pony here: orvillepeck.lnk.to Amazon - orvillepeck.lnk.toApple Music - orvillepeck.lnk.toiTunes - orvillepeck.lnk.toSoundcloud -  orvillepeck.lnk.toSpotify - orvillepeck.lnk.toYouTube Music - orvillepeck.lnk.toYouTube -  orvillepeck.lnk.to Follow Orville PeckFacebook - facebook.comInstagram - instagram.comTwitter - @orvillepeck orvillepeck.com LyricsTo ...
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Norah Jones - to Live "To Live" is taken from Norah's newest album 'Pick Me Up Off The Floor,' out now and available to stream/download here: norahjones.lnk.to Connect with Norah:norahjones.cominstagram.comfacebook.com@NorahJones See Norah live: norahjones.com Music video by Norah Jones performing To Live. © 2020 ...
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Future Islands - for Sure (Official Video) 'For Sure' by Future Islands, out now on all platforms: futureislands.ffm.to A Film by Samuel Jerome MasonFinishing by John HarrisonRendered with GarageFarmSpecial Thanks to Anna, Jemima, Mike, Willy, Saad, Eric, Arsen Perish the painI was impoverishedThose ties that windAnd ...
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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Get on My Wave I wrote and produced “Get On My Wave” with Kyle “King Tuff” Thomas the day we met last summer. I’ve struggled with releasing the song during the pandemic because it felt too happy; detached from the tumult of our ...
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