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296 comments

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teleskiguy  Jul 6, 2020 • 8:53:09pm

Screw Tangerine Caligula.

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BogeyMon  Jul 6, 2020 • 8:56:33pm

truck fump

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 8:58:33pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 8:59:07pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:00:22pm

Senator Duckworth had both of her legs blown off in Iraq. Tucker Carlson is a worthless, fucking C U Next Tuesday.

Sorry, but that shit he said infuriates me.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:01:49pm

re: #5 Ace Rothstein

Senator Duckworth had both of her legs blown off in Iraq. Tucker Carlson is a worthless, fucking C U Next Tuesday.

Sorry, but that shit he said infuriates me.

Add in a nice large dose of racism and sexism as well.

Damn, there was a time when I was a kid…and I LOVED Swanson frozen dinners…

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:03:20pm
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piratedan  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:03:58pm

re: #3 🌹UOJB!

1-Karen-12, 1-Karen-12.. please see the manager at the Chipotle on 312 Cedar St. regarding incident with hispanic male using too much sour cream.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:08:02pm

Tucker Carlson is not only the top cable TV show, he often leads in the young demo (12-34 males, and 18-34 combined).

So think of that - the next generation is being groomed on blatant bigotry.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:09:13pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:11:48pm

re: #7 DodgerFan1988

That “I feel threatened” while advancing suggests a man who’s pre-planned to escalate things but also establish his self defense claim.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:12:12pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Major Farmborough, the spirit of the Trump Administration.

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makeitstop  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:12:32pm

re: #5 Ace Rothstein

Senator Duckworth had both of her legs blown off in Iraq. Tucker Carlson is a worthless, fucking C U Next Tuesday.

Sorry, but that shit he said infuriates me.

I’d pay good cash money give him a good smack.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:12:40pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:13:46pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:17:37pm

re: #113 gwangung

Just where DID Tucker serve?

The Battle of Swanson in the 1st Fishstick Regiment.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:32:55pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:35:34pm
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Dread Pirate  Jul 6, 2020 • 9:54:10pm
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thecommodore  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:09:12pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

Screw Tangerine Caligula.

Fuck the corpulent cantaloupe!

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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:10:57pm

Texas has 254 counties. Seven of them, the most remote in the State, many of them with a population below 1,000 souls, have not had a single (confirmed) case.

As for the rest of us, we’re fucked:

worldometers.info

Night all. Fuck my life.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:12:25pm

re: #9 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Tucker Carlson is not only the top cable TV show, he often leads in the young demo (12-34 males, and 18-34 combined).

So think of that - the next generation is being groomed on blatant bigotry.

??? You mean there are people in that age range who watch cable TV?? I suspect if you look at the demographic, you will discover that most are streaming something or glued to Netflix or Amazon Prime. They aren’t watching cable.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:22:04pm

re: #21 austin_blue

Texas has 254 counties. Seven of them, the most remote in the State, many of them with a population below 1,000 souls, have not had a single (confirmed) case.

As for the rest of us, we’re fucked:

worldometers.info

Night all. Fuck my life.

Per capita, Nebraska is doing worse. Governor Ameritrade is hell-bent on killing us for profit and sport.

Over the holiday, the Panhandle Public Health District only reported one new case, in Kimball County.

worldometers.info

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:24:13pm

Our state also reported -1 deaths today. There was a resurrection somewhere.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:31:30pm

At least two protesters struck by vehicle in Bloomington

The protest was over the attempted lynching of the county Human Rights Commissioner in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Targetpractice  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:33:50pm

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Our state also reported -1 deaths today. There was a resurrection somewhere.

Has it been 3 days already?

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TedStriker  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:35:39pm

re: #17 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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womp womp muthafucka

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Targetpractice  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:37:12pm

“Nebraska Authorities said to be on the look-out for a man answering to the name of ‘Lazarus,’ say he checked himself out of the morgue earlier today…”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:37:39pm

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Our state also reported -1 deaths today. There was a resurrection somewhere.

Czech Republic reported -2 deaths yesterday, which of course led to jokes that the zombie apocalypse had begun.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:50:14pm

The National Weather Service has ordered in the next ten days for us lows around 60°F and highs around 100°F. Mostly dry weather so no relief from the heat.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:54:15pm

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The National Weather Service has ordered in the next ten days for us lows around 60°F and highs around 100°F. Mostly dry weather so no relief from the heat.

That sounds like normal weather to me.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:55:06pm

I wear a flannel shirt up to about 84 degrees.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 6, 2020 • 10:56:09pm

Thermal underwear if it’s below 65.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:09:41pm

While the stock market may ignore the reality of the situation, the commodity market rarely does

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

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

At least two protesters struck by vehicle in Bloomington

The protest was over the attempted lynching of the county Human Rights Commissioner in Bloomington, Indiana.

It’s fucking 2020 and we’re still trying to lynch people. Fucking hell, man.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:26:55pm

Frontline has a great documentary here - The Virus: What Went Wrong?

The Virus: What Went Wrong? (full film) | FRONTLINE

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:27:33pm

It’s late and I have questions

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Targetpractice  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:32:49pm

re: #36 Dr Lizardo

Frontline has a great documentary here - The Virus: What Went Wrong.

[Embedded content]

“What Went Wrong”? Simple answer: We have a fucking moron at the helm who is totally unfamiliar with the concept of leadership.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:35:14pm

re: #38 Targetpractice

“What Went Wrong”? Simple answer: We have a fucking moron at the helm who is totally unfamiliar with the concept of leadership.

That goes without saying, but this goes a bit more in-depth into that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 6, 2020 • 11:40:53pm

TikTok to exit Hong Kong market ‘within days’ (BBC)

TikTok has said it will quit the Hong Kong market after China imposed a new security law on the city.

“In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,” a spokesman told the BBC.

The company’s exit from the city will come “within days,” according to the Reuters news agency.

TikTok, now run by former Walt Disney executive Kevin Mayer, has said in the past that the app’s user data is not stored in China.

The company has also said previously that it would not comply with any Chinese government requests to censor content or give access to its users’ data, nor has it ever been asked to do so.

However, the controversial national security law in Hong Kong has given the city’s authorities sweeping new powers, raising concerns about data privacy.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 12:11:33am

More busted libertarian tech-bros.

Reddit and LinkedIn to stop copying iPhone clipboards (BBC)

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Targetpractice  Jul 7, 2020 • 12:12:16am

re: #39 Dr Lizardo

That goes without saying, but this goes a bit more in-depth into that.

I’m not gonna argue that there was a single factor, but I will argue that most of those factors in the failure trace back to the same single point of failure.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 12:42:44am

We are surrounded by assholes.

Gay Beachgoers At New York’s Fire Island Spark Outrage For Partying En Masse (Huffington Post)

Community leaders in Fire Island, New York, are speaking out after photos and videos showing mask-less beachgoers congregating en masse ― as well as one vacationer who claimed to have COVID-19 symptoms but flouted social distancing anyway ― went viral over the July 4th weekend.

Fire Island’s Pines section has been a popular seaside destination for members of New York’s LGBTQ community, along with many out-of-state travelers, since the 1920s. Given that New York City was the initial U.S. epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic, many of the resort town’s nightlife venues and other businesses remain closed, while those that have reopened require the season’s influx of visitors to adhere to strict social distance measures.

On Saturday, however, the photos and videos began circulating on social media that showed hundreds of revelers ignoring COVID-19 regulations and partying together on beaches and by the pools of private homes.

(more)

Adding to a body of studies, a Spanish study was just published in The Lancet indicating no lasting immunity to Covid-19, meaning so-called herd immunity cannot be achieved through letting the virus rip through a society in a genocidal manner. The researchers studied 1,000 people and concluded the only way to squelch the virus is the way we already know: social distancing, masks, staying out of crowds, and staying home when you’re sick.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 12:45:54am

Oops, left out the link.

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in COVID-19 hotspots (Goes to The Lancet, opens a PDF. published twenty-one hours ago)

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Dread Pirate  Jul 7, 2020 • 12:55:51am

I can’t remember if I posted this on Friday so here it is possibly again

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Dread Pirate  Jul 7, 2020 • 12:58:22am

… and yes, I’m taking 600 mg of N-Acetyl L-Cysteine daily.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 7, 2020 • 1:15:13am

Damn, I had not seen anything about this all day

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 1:56:01am

re: #37 goddamnedfrank

It’s late and I have questions

You also got a response (from someone else, not Twitter), three tweets, caution for coarse language:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 2:00:12am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2020 • 2:14:50am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 2:35:01am

re: #50 Patricia Kayden

I think irony was murdered in a back alley and stuffed behind a Dumpster based on this person’s Twitter name.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 2:47:23am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:04:06am

Breonna Taylor warrant connected to Louisville gentrification plan, lawyers say (Goes to the Louisville Courier-Journal)

The lawsuit alleges the warrant issued on Brionna Taylor’s home was for the purpose of using the police to clear her out for a planned real estate development project.

“The execution of this search warrant robbed Breonna of her life and Tamika Palmer of her daughter,” Florida-based attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the family, told The Courier Journal on Sunday.

“Its execution exhibited outrageous recklessness and willful, wanton, unprecedented and unlawful conduct.”

A spokeswoman for Mayor Greg Fischer said the allegations are “outrageous” and “without foundation or supporting facts.”

(more)

The article also notes that as supporting evidence to obtain a no-knock warrant, the police claimed they’d contacted the US Postal Inspector for Louisville to ascertain suspicious packages were being sent to the late Ms. Taylor’s home.

The Post Office says that never occurred.

“Breonna’s home should never have had police there in the first place,” the attorneys wrote in the filing. “When the layers are peeled back, the origin of Breonna’s home being raided by police starts with a political need to clear out a street for a large real estate development project and finishes with a newly formed, rogue police unit violating all levels of policy, protocol and policing standards.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:13:43am
About 200 police were dispatched to break up the festivities July 4, 2020, on Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea, after receiving more than 70 complaints about fireworks and other unruly behavior by U.S. service members.

US troops accused of wreaking havoc at July Fourth beach party in South Korea (Stars and Stripes)

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean activists called on the U.S. military to apologize Tuesday after American troops caused a ruckus with a Fourth of July party that included fireworks on a popular beach in the southern city of Busan.

About 200 police were dispatched to break up the festivities Saturday on Haeundae Beach in Busan after receiving more than 70 complaints about fireworks and other unruly behavior, as well as foreigners not wearing masks as required to prevent the spread of the virus.

U.S. Forces Korea said it was “aware of the allegations and is investigating the situation to determine if they were USFK-affiliated individuals.”

“USFK remains committed to being good neighbors with our host nation and maintaining a strong [South Korea]-U.S. alliance,” spokesman Col. Lee Peters said Tuesday in an email.

(more)

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Targetpractice  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:19:26am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Breonna Taylor warrant connected to Louisville gentrification plan, lawyers say (Goes to the Louisville Courier-Journal)

The lawsuit alleges the warrant issued on Brionna Taylor’s home was for the purpose of using the police to clear her out for a planned real estate development project.

(more)

The article also notes that as supporting evidence to obtain a no-knock warrant, the police claimed they’d contacted the US Postal Inspector for Louisville to ascertain suspicious packages were being sent to the late Ms. Taylor’s home.

The Post Office says that never occurred.

At this point, I’d say the chances of there being any sort of justice in this case have long passed. This filing doesn’t seem like one meant to get the city to bring anybody up on charges so much as it does making the case for an eventual settlement.

In which case, it’s the city arguing that it was a legit bust and her death an unfortunate accident versus the family arguing that it was a deliberate attack with the intent of forcing the apartment to be vacated in order to push along a gentrification plan.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:27:33am

Donald Trump Jr’s Afghanistan bounty hunting trip draws criticism (Duffel Blog)

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is facing criticism following a recent bounty hunting trip to Afghanistan. Although Trump Jr.’s reputation as a big-game hunter has generated controversy in the past, this latest trip—collecting Russian bounties on American troops—is causing some backlash in Washington.

“It’s well known that I am a hunter of exotic animals,” said Trump Jr. “And when my friend [Russian Ambassador to the U.S.] Anatoly [Antonov] told me that there was a bounty for a certain kind of dangerous prey in Afghanistan, I was like ‘Sign me up!’”

When Trump Jr. learned that the “prey” was actually U.S. military members fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, he hesitated.

“I’m a skilled hunter, right? But I’m not sure I could take down an American soldier. But then I realized I could just ask Dad if he could ‘stock the pond’ with a few slower troops.”

(more)

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:48:44am

re: #32 Dread Pirate

I wear a flannel shirt up to about 84 degrees.

Gotta keep the heat out!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:52:26am

Let’s get on to a real issue of concern that I have become aware of…

This has no redeeming value.
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:53:14am

Discipline-Specific Guidelines for Classroom Social Distancing

(Goes to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, LOL at the link)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 7, 2020 • 3:58:19am

re: #32 Dread Pirate

I wear a flannel shirt up to about 84 degrees.

I had a girlfriend who was a native of Phoenix, I recall her cycling to work in 113° heat with long corduroy trousers and a long-sleeved shirt…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 7, 2020 • 4:00:36am

re: #58 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Let’s get on to a real issue of concern that I have become aware of…

When I lived in Moscow in the early 90’s, the only fresh fruits you could find regularly and reasonably cheaply-priced were kiwis and grapefruits. I really lost my taste for both. I will eat them if offered but cannot bring myself to ever buy them if anything else at all is available

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 7, 2020 • 4:11:18am

re: #58 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I think I’ve seen that in a Star Trek episode. Needs more kiwi.
(edited)

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 7, 2020 • 4:20:55am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Oops, left out the link.

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in COVID-19 hotspots (Goes to The Lancet, opens a PDF. published twenty-one hours ago)

From that:

The key finding from these representative cohorts is that most of the population appears to have remained unexposed to SARS-CoV-2, even in areas with widespread virus circulation. These findings are further supported by the observation that even countries without strict lockdown measures have reported similarly low seroprevalence—eg, Sweden, which reported a prevalence of 7*3% at the end of April

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 4:23:52am

Meanwhile in local news in the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald:

‘They’re out of control’: Prairie dogs threatening Cheyenne County towns, commissioners say

SIDNEY — Prairie dogs have worked their way to the edges of Sidney and Potter in Cheyenne County, and they’re already within the town of Lodgepole.

On Monday, the Cheyenne County Commissioners addressed wildlife specialists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking for help. The commissioners had voted against renewing the USDA’s contract for animal control at their previous meeting, but voted for a one-year renewal after much discussion Monday.

USDA wildlife specialist Matt Anderson is responsible for five counties in the Panhandle, and commissioner Philip Sanders said the prairie dog population has simply become too much for one representative to handle. Cheyenne, Morrill and Scotts Bluff counties all have significant populations of the animals. Kimball and Banner counties do not.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 4:34:21am

The concern about prairie dogs is two-fold, exacerbated by the GOP gutting USDA support so that only one person covers five counties in controlling prairie dogs, coyotes, and other animals.

The first is prairie dogs do monumental damage. Cheyenne County (seat Sidney) nearly $3 million in damage to a 2,600 acre area last year.

The second is prairie dogs carry bubonic plague. In the past, plague was part of the Panhandle until prairie dogs were eliminated from the towns. Now they are moving back in Cheyenne County; Morrill County also has prairie dogs so the problem of them moving into our three towns is also a concern.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 4:40:45am

I didn’t have “prairie dog” on my 2020 Apocalypse Bingo Card.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2020 • 4:57:27am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s so reassuring that the police are straight up lying about why they broke into a sleeping woman’s house and killed her

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:21:47am

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:24:05am

re: #21 austin_blue

Texas has 254 counties. Seven of them, the most remote in the State, many of them with a population below 1,000 souls, have not had a single (confirmed) case.

As for the rest of us, we’re fucked:

worldometers.info

Night all. Fuck my life.

It will get to them, eventually.

The low population hold-out township in my county got a case this week. About two months after the rest of the county.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:27:59am

re: #38 Targetpractice

“What Went Wrong”? Simple answer: We have a fucking moron at the helm who is totally unfamiliar with the concept of leadership.

With a bunch of do-nothing, loyalty above all, underlings who won’t buck Dear Leader to do the right thing, or support the correct decision process in trying to deal with a crisis. In addition to trying to avoid his anger by culling his briefs and information flow so as to try to make the reality they present to him match the reality he wants to see.

And those, with or without direct instruction, trashed any preparation plans and stockpiles done by the previous administration for probably no other reason than “because Obama”.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:28:59am

While there are a good many things former Ohio Governor John Kasich and I wouldn’t agree on, I think his observation here is right on the money.

On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “OutFront,” former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), once a rival presidential candidate to President Donald Trump, assessed his leadership failures.

“He’s flailing,” said Kasich. “He’s in a meltdown. He looks at his polls and doesn’t know who to blame. He blames his advisers and is even blaming Fox News now. He’s flailing. He doesn’t know how to stop things. So I think he’s just throwing everything out over the period of the last three days, hoping he’s going to strike a chord.”

“What he doesn’t realize is that base he has, the edges of that base are beginning to fray,” said Kasich. “That base is getting smaller and smaller. Because he’s a Republican, he’s causing a brand problem for Republicans. And mark my words. There’s going to be a point in time where these folks are going to leave. Then many of them will say, I was never a part of this. I never supported him. In the meantime, because they had gone along, they have enabled him to do these kinds of just totally outrageous things.”

rawstory.com

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:31:20am

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Donald Trump Jr’s Afghanistan bounty hunting trip draws criticism (Duffel Blog)

(more)

I think Trump Jr. wanted some of that Russian bounty cash. “Exotic animals” is just a cover term for what he really wanted to shoot at.
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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:31:26am
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ozharas  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:31:47am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:34:53am

re: #71 Dr Lizardo

While there are a good many things former Ohio Governor John Kasich and I wouldn’t agree on, I think his observation here is right on the money.

rawstory.com

Trump doesn’t know how to lead. He had no business running for President. He arrogantly thought he could be and now he knows he’s going to be at best a loser in November and possibly headed to prison or at least civil litigation hell.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:40:40am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

Luckily they like to curl up and nap around an active volcano most of the day.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:44:17am

Tale of two photos. Top one was taken at the Geneseo Air Show in Geneseo, NY in 1992. (scanned film photo, so the quality is so-so.) The B-17 pictured was owned by a local group (National Warplane Museum). The bottom photo is from the Lyon Museum at the Orange County Airport in CA and taken in August of 2013. The plane is airworthy.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:50:28am

Jacob Sorboroff has a book coming out today called Separated: Inside an American Tragedy, about the disgusting mess that’s been created at the US border with Mexico. I know there’s an excerpt floating around quoting Mrs. Married to Trump’s favorite Nazi, but I wonder if he’s found out what’s happened to the missing.

It’s sad this has fallen into being background noise, so much wrong over the last 3 and a half years, and our stupid media is to blame. They need stories to cover but most of the faces we see on TV news aren’t journalists anymore. Or they have conveniently forgot how to be.

People need to be in prison over just this, let alone the rest of the madness. Is it legal for the people of the US to sue those responsible for this and the other illegal shit they’ve done? Please someone tell me this isn’t hopeless, that there’s a way for justice to be served? Please?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:55:36am

re: #58 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Let’s get on to a real issue of concern that I have become aware of…

[Embedded content]

sigh
don’t we have enough trouble in the world without having to invent new ones?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 5:58:17am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The concern about prairie dogs is two-fold, exacerbated by the GOP gutting USDA support so that only one person covers five counties in controlling prairie dogs, coyotes, and other animals.

The first is prairie dogs do monumental damage. Cheyenne County (seat Sidney) nearly $3 million in damage to a 2,600 acre area last year.

The second is prairie dogs carry bubonic plague. In the past, plague was part of the Panhandle until prairie dogs were eliminated from the towns. Now they are moving back in Cheyenne County; Morrill County also has prairie dogs so the problem of them moving into our three towns is also a concern.

did they topple that recent one of columbus?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:00:30am

re: #75 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Trump doesn’t know how to lead. He had no business running for President. He arrogantly thought he could be and now he knows he’s going to be at best a loser in November and possibly headed to prison or at least civil litigation hell.

He probably recognizes on some level that he’s in waaaay over his head and he’s lashing out because he desperately needs to find someone (or something) to blame - but all he really needs to do is look in the mirror. He’s the source of all his woes and the architect of his own demise.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:02:05am

re: #71 Dr Lizardo

While there are a good many things former Ohio Governor John Kasich and I wouldn’t agree on, I think his observation here is right on the money.

rawstory.com

I don’t disagree with any of it
we’ve been saying it for a long time

so John did you vote for him. in 16
what about this year
will you campaign against him
or is this just tv talk?

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:08:16am

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We are surrounded by assholes.

Gay Beachgoers At New York’s Fire Island Spark Outrage For Partying En Masse (Huffington Post)

I got home from a (small, distanced) 4th of July gathering at my bother in law’s, and I was so pissed off to see Fire Island trending. That dude who was sitting on the beach with COVID symptoms made my blood boil.

You’d think the NYC gay community would remember the lessons of the AIDS epidemic. But it seems that the younger generation doesn’t know their history, or chooses to ignore it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:09:10am

re: #69 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It will get to them, eventually.

The low population hold-out township in my county got a case this week. About two months after the rest of the county.

As of yet, there is no one in my village infected. The other two cities are where all the cases in my county lie.

By positive cases in the last two weeks, we have now moved ahead of Scott’s Bluff County, the population of which is seven times ours.

Morrill County has moved into sixth place for most infections in the last two weeks in Nebraska’s ninety-three counties.

We’re fuqued.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:10:56am

re: #82 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Yeah, I’m having a hard time believing that the people speaking out now, who haven’t done a thing to stop or slow this shit down have any real regrets. Beyond what is sure to catch up with them once the mess is really being cleaned up. I’ll believe they give a shit when they roll up their sleeves and do the huge task of cleaning up their mess. And it is THEIRS. We can never let them live that down.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:12:37am

re: #80 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

did they topple that recent one of columbus?

LOL well, the prairie dogs seem to be colonising Lodgepole according to the newspaper.

Columbus and follow-on conquistadors brought disease as well, including plague to prairie dogs. (It is not thought to have existed here prior to European colonisation.)

Perhaps it’s just revenge on their part, though this part of the country used to be part of France.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:14:52am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Breonna Taylor warrant connected to Louisville gentrification plan, lawyers say (Goes to the Louisville Courier-Journal)

The lawsuit alleges the warrant issued on Brionna Taylor’s home was for the purpose of using the police to clear her out for a planned real estate development project.

(more)

The article also notes that as supporting evidence to obtain a no-knock warrant, the police claimed they’d contacted the US Postal Inspector for Louisville to ascertain suspicious packages were being sent to the late Ms. Taylor’s home.

The Post Office says that never occurred.

Yesterday, Kurt Eichenwald posted yesterday a deed that the building was purchased a week after Breanna was killed by (not 100% on this) the mayor. I’m trying to find the tweet now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:15:37am

so full of shit

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:17:58am

re: #85 A Mom Anon

Yeah, I’m having a hard time believing that the people speaking out now, who haven’t done a thing to stop or slow this shit down have any real regrets. Beyond what is sure to catch up with them once the mess is really being cleaned up. I’ll believe they give a shit when they roll up their sleeves and do the huge task of cleaning up their mess. And it is THEIRS. We can never let them live that down.

Yup. Some of the smarter Republicans like Kasich are trying to position themselves for a post-Trump political landscape and escape the consequences of fifty years of weaponising racists.

Kasich is not upset with Trump’s policies, he’s upset the dog whistles were dropped. That’s it. If Trump had stayed off Twitter and just done the work of a conservative politician on stripping voting rights, women’s rights, and looting the country in the accumulation of power, Kasich would be right there.

Kasich didn’t endorse Trump in the 2016 election and said he voted for John McCain instead.

en.wikipedia.org

This is a list of every political endorsement he’s ever made. He is every bit a wingnut as every other Republican.

Kasich cannot escape his contributions to the Republican Party.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:18:03am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL well, the prairie dogs seem to be colonising Lodgepole according to the newspaper.

Columbus and follow-on conquistadors brought disease as well, including plague to prairie dogs. (It is not thought to have existed here prior to European colonisation.)

Perhaps it’s just revenge on their part, though this part of the country used to be part of France.

It’s a clever conspiracy by the burrowing owls to take over the state.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:18:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:22:35am
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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:24:32am

re: #82 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I don’t disagree with any of it
we’ve been saying it for a long time

so John did you vote for him. in 16
what about this year
will you campaign against him
or is this just tv talk?

I’m sure some non-trivial portion IS just “TV talk”, but ISTM like Kasich is seeing the writing on the wall (i.e. a map of the US with a LOT of blue on it), and is just positioning himself for some sort of leadership role in the post-Trump GOP. Which ain’t going to be a pretty place: unlike past eras, if/when Trump loses, he probably won’t be going away into quiet retirement (I mean, he may have to flee the country, but he won’t be “going away”).

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:26:04am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That is brilliant. Playing straight to Trump’s insecurities.

He’s not going to trust anyone before long.

I’m hoping they buy huge blocks of time in DC for that one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:28:15am
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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:30:53am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:31:24am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

Damn. They are trying to drive him over the edge of the paranoia cliff, even suggesting his family is working against him.

I hope Trump sees that.

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jeffreyw  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:31:24am

Good morning!

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:31:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:32:42am
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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:32:52am

When the numbers man is saying stop it, maybe we can listen:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:35:11am

re: #99 Belafon

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:36:14am

re: #93 Jay C

I’m sure some non-trivial portion IS just “TV talk”, but ISTM like Kasich is seeing the writing on the wall (i.e. a map of the US with a LOT of blue on it), and is just positioning himself for some sort of leadership role in the post-Trump GOP. Which ain’t going to be a pretty place: unlike past eras, if/when Trump loses, he probably won’t be going away into quiet retirement (I mean, he may have to flee the country, but he won’t be “going away”).

That’s what it seems like to me as well; Kasich is getting ready for the post-Trump Republican party and he’s jockeying for a leadership position. Yeah, I doubt Trump will “go away quietly”….he’ll still have rabid supporters, after all. But I also think a lot of Republicans (aside from the Trump cultists) will disown Trump if he loses big this November - and especially if the GOP loses the Senate as a result.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:36:53am
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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:41:23am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yes, even if The Orange Anus wasn’t citing a RW rag like the Washington Times (aren’t they the Moonie paper?) - aren’t those figures suspicious on their face?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:42:01am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:42:50am

Oof, I’m watching KTLA morning news and looks like it’s gonna be hot as hell over the next week. ~100 degree temps.

Phew.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:42:52am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:44:14am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:45:01am

re: #99 Belafon

I remember all the tone police pushback I got in commenting that journalists should use the word “lie” when a statement by Trump was demonstrably so.

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nines09  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:46:09am

Good morning

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:46:44am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:48:37am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:49:49am
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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:50:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:52:14am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:53:06am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:53:34am

re: #109 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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I love the smell of desperation in the morning.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:55:00am

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Over under on what dumb shit Trump Jr saying something insensitively dumb to this.

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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:55:27am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:56:01am

re: #115 jaunte

And three of those five cases are about Trump’s taxes. Guess the SCOTUS has a flair for the theatrical after all.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 6:56:41am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Damn. They are trying to drive him over the edge of the paranoia cliff, even suggesting his family is working against him.

I hope Trump sees that.

Oh, you know he’s going to see it, both on Twitter and with the inevitable DC ad buy.

They just popped the door to the cage full of rats inside his brain. This is going to be fun to watch.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:00:11am

re: #93 Jay C

I’m sure some non-trivial portion IS just “TV talk”, but ISTM like Kasich is seeing the writing on the wall (i.e. a map of the US with a LOT of blue on it), and is just positioning himself for some sort of leadership role in the post-Trump GOP. Which ain’t going to be a pretty place: unlike past eras, if/when Trump loses, he probably won’t be going away into quiet retirement (I mean, he may have to flee the country, but he won’t be “going away”).

You’re right
And I’m splitting hairs
It’s the if/when that bugs me

If he loses, I’ve positioned myself..but i won’t help tear him down, just in case…

Worse than Pascal’s transparent wager

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:02:30am
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has opened an internal investigation to try to uncover who leaked intelligence about Russians paying the Taliban bounties to kill American soldiers. The administration maintains the story is overcooked and the leaks cherry-picked despite a steady stream of follow-ups from media outlets across the globe.

THE ADMINISTRATION has interviewed people with access to the intelligence, and believes it has narrowed down the universe of suspects to fewer than 10 people.

THE ADMINISTRATION has said it would search for leakers in its ranks on many occasions. Notably, they vowed to find out who wrote an anonymous op-ed in the NYT almost two years ago. They said they’d find who leaked the president’s calendars in February 2019. Most of these probes fizzled out or faded away.

BUT, THE ADMINISTRATION seems a bit more worked up about these leaks, due to the highly classified nature of the intelligence.

politico.com

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:04:51am

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Right wing domestic terrorists have taken to vehicular homicide as a way to go after protesters.

It occurred at Charlottesville. It occurred in Seattle, and now here in NYC metro. These domestic terrorists are going after peaceful protesters with deadly intent. Trump was the stochastic terrorist who has these fucknuts acting on their violent impulses.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:05:15am

re: #103 Dr Lizardo

That’s what it seems like to me as well; Kasich is getting ready for the post-Trump Republican party and he’s jockeying for a leadership position. Yeah, I doubt Trump will “go away quietly”….he’ll still have rabid supporters, after all. But I also think a lot of Republicans (aside from the Trump cultists) will disown Trump if he loses big this November - and especially if the GOP loses the Senate as a result.

Like I just said
They won’t lift a finger to ensure he’s out
And they’re still hedging just enough in case things go well for them

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:05:37am

re: #120 jaunte

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All true, but they control the Senate and the presidency right now. The choices were: do nothing to help people economically, or do something that Republicans could take advantage of.

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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:06:36am

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I only know about Florida from what I read/see/hear online/news: but ISTR that Gov. DeSantis has been - from the very beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak - one of the absolute worst Governors in trying fudge/fake/hide/manipulate the numbers to “justify” whatever policy he is pushing at the moment (basically, AFAICT, “re-open and fuck the casualties”). Seems like this suit may finally screw him one way or another (?) - either the COVID numbers really ARE worse than reported, in which case the new restrictions are justified, or they aren’t: in which case their opacity isn’t justified: either way, it looks like DeSantis has serious messed up.
But it’s Florida: things don’t always seem to work normally down there: must be the humidity or something….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:06:36am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:08:15am

re: #125 lawhawk

And amplified by right wing media.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:08:31am

re: #124 Belafon

politico.com

They really think they’re going to be able to ID the leaker?

They’re not smart enough.

They’re going to try going after people who cover their tracks for a living? Good luck with that.

I recall a quote from back in the Bush I days - ‘Never fuck with the spooks.’ The intel community has been getting trashed on the regular for nearly four years now - and they’re taking their revenge with exquisite timing, close enough to the election to do massive damage.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:08:37am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I remember all the tone police pushback I got in commenting that journalists should use the word “lie” when a statement by Trump was demonstrably so.

Lie, by itself is no longer strong enough a word

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:08:54am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s going to hurt him. Trump is Scott three most paranoid person around.

Gotta give them credit. They know how to push his buttons in a big way.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:09:04am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Your link doesn’t work.

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:09:13am

re: #124 Belafon

Trump’s always more concerned about appearances than actually doing his fucking job. He’s a failure, and is more concerned that people within his admin are calling out his failures, incompetence, and flat-out criminal acts. So he makes a big deal of launching investigations or probes into the “deep state” which don’t find anything, but his base doesn’t care because they believe anything Trump says.

Reality is a harsh mistress, and the fact is that his admin has been an abject failure, and only the US has managed to bend the curve upwards - thanks to his failure to push a national policy on masking, social distancing, all to stop the spread of covid19. 133,000+ deaths, 3 million cases, and hospitals overwhelmed all around the country - from Florida to Texas.

None of these GOP states learned the lessons from NYC metro, and are insistent on making entirely new ones - like forcing K-12 schools to reopen even as cases surge to record highs on a daily basis just a month out. Florida’s experiencing exponential growth in cases - explosive cases. DeSantis is trying to hide hospitalization data, even as the cases mount. It’s not just testing, it’s the hospitalizations and deaths that follow that we’re already starting to see.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:10:04am

Racist elections commissioner in Mississippi accidentally posted message on Facebook complaining that “the Blacks” were registering to vote and more “people” needed to register as well. independent.co.uk

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:11:46am

re: #134 Belafon

Your link doesn’t work.

Whoops, I fouled it up. It’s fixed above, and just for good measure, here it is again.

The owner of a Philly bar pulled a gun on a passerby who warned about social distancing (Philadelphia Inquirer, about an hour ago)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:13:12am

re: #115 jaunte

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They are not debating the merits. They are not searching for that one arcane case cite.
It’s finished developed, edited and in the can long ago.

This is pure scotus playing politics.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:13:26am

re: #109 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

The comments are glorious.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:14:23am

Say, any California Lizards here that can fill me in on what happened at Newport Beach this weekend? Some super-high waves, especially at Balboa Peninsula. Was it some kidn of weather-related event? Just saw some video on KTLA and I was like, damn….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:15:52am

re: #135 lawhawk

In the problem of deaths lagging new cases, they get the deflection of the George Floyd protests, even though it’s been shown the protests did not contribute, and cases dramatically rose in red state areas where there were no protests.

However, as Ben Shapiro likes to say, “Our feelings don’t care about your facts.” /s

Here our state governor is now trying to force “government schools” (those he wants to sell off or close) to open, and is still violating the state constitution by prohibiting counties or municipalities from imposing mask orders or gathering orders in excess of what he’s imposed by withholding federal aid.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:16:33am

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

For scaling purposes or a joke? Did trump believe the Koreans built the Statue of Liberty?!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:17:21am

re: #111 nines09

LOVE your kitchen. It’s awesome.

Hey Coop!! (Smooches and Pat Pat’s)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:17:27am

re: #124 Belafon

politico.com

Right
The leaks is the problem
Not the truth of it

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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:19:30am

re: #124 Belafon

politico.com

BUT, THE ADMINISTRATION seems a bit more worked up about these [Russian-bounty] leaks, due to the highly classified nature of the intelligence.

And also that the “nature of the intelligence”
1. Makes Trump look (even more) like he’s in Putin’s pocket.
2. Trashes the Admin’s BS “respect the Services” line.
3. Unwantedly points out the WH’s shambolic briefing process.
4. Unwantedly highlights that point 3 happens because the POTUS is an incompetent fool (and see point 1).
5. Is occurring uncomfortably close to the election.

But yeah, guys: go after the leakers: maybe if they’re spending their energy and resources on this crap, maybe they won’t have time to damage the country any further…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:20:20am

Nice morning. Sunny, 73°F.

Thunderstorms and small hail (quarter to half-dollar size) predicted for this afternoon, and the high has been revised upward to 105°F.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:21:07am

re: #135 lawhawk

So he makes a big deal of launching investigations or probes into the “deep state” which don’t find anything, but his base doesn’t care because they believe anything Trump says.

Like the Hunter Biden announcement. Or all of the ‘big trade deal’ announcements. Or the North Korea de-nuclearization, which never happened.

And from the look of it, like the Kanye presidential run announcement.

He wants talking point fuel, and doesn’t care about following through.

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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:22:25am

re: #142 Shropshire Slasher

For scaling purposes or a joke? Did Trump believe the Koreans built the Statue of Liberty?!

They were probably thinking of telling him that the Norks had actually stolen the original out of New York Harbor, and replaced it with a replica: but likely changed their minds when they realized Trump would probably believe it, and order a major operation to try to get it back….

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:22:54am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:24:14am

re: #145 Jay C

The highly classified intelligence of friggin’ Russia is paying a designated terrorist orgainsation to kill our and our allies’ troops, and we frickin’ captured a quarter-million dollars in US banknotes.

I think you can announce that without revealing sources or methods. Hell, Afghanistan’s government confirms the information.

That is, unless you want US and coalition troops dead.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:24:42am

re: #139 Patricia Kayden

The comments are glorious.

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“Donald Trump was sued for housing discrimination more recently than Biden worked for this law firm”. !!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:26:23am

re: #148 Jay C

They were probably thinking of telling him that the Norks had actually stolen the original out of New York Harbor, and replaced it with a replica: but likely changed their minds when they realized Trump would probably believe it, and order a major operation to try to get it back….

Do we know they didn’t?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:27:19am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:27:32am

re: #139 Patricia Kayden

The comments are glorious.

Moo.

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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:28:07am

re: #145 Jay C

Trying to imagine the planning meeting. “What’s a big thing in New York that Trump has probably seen?”

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garzooma  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:29:13am

re: #124 Belafon

THE ADMINISTRATION has interviewed people with access to the intelligence, and believes it has narrowed down the universe of suspects to fewer than 10 people.
politico.com

Didn’t we tell allies about this? For that matter, didn’t the reports come out soon after the allies were informed?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:31:17am

Found it. Kurt must have RT’d it. The city bought Breinna’s building.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:33:02am

re: #155 jaunte

Trying to imagine the planning meeting. “What’s a big thing in New York that Trump has probably seen?”

His building…isn’t it the tallest….????

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:33:52am

I liked Tiffany’s version better (ducks )

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day - I Think We’re Alone Now (Cover)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:35:10am

re: #157 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Found it. Kurt must have RT’d it. The city bought Breinna’s building.

As noted above, for $1. The building is valued at over $17,000 according to assessor records.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:36:18am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:36:41am

re: #140 Dr Lizardo

Wife and I took a drive that included a stretch on Pacific Coast Highway from Mugu Rock in Ventura County to Topanga Canyon North to 101. We didn’t stop anywhere to park, but here’s our report what we saw on the Fourth of July:

South of Mugu Rock in Ventura County to Malibu in Los Angeles County, waves were rather large about 6 to 7 feet but they were the kind that swell quickly and break into high turbulence almost immediately so no good to try and surf

At the obvious but inexplicably named Pacific Coast locale there were beautiful 6 ft pipeline type waves coming in every 10-15 seconds with nice otherwise flat and calm water. Dozens of surfers with black wetsuits and zincoxide coated faces were rushing from the pacific coast highway down to “closed” State Beach where they could catch the waves

North of Mugu rock there’s a little spit of land owned (leased but a long story) by the Navy where there are approximately 400 people with jeeps and big shiny trucks. and all had flags: one American flag and one Trump flag everybody was gathered together as deliberately close as possible right there on the road as you drove by.

OTOH Topanga was a ghost town

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:37:48am

Closing restaurants
Opening schools

I live in idiotland
Open up the whole pic

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:38:16am

re: #160 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As noted above, for $1. The building is valued at over $17,000 according to assessor records.

That’s a placeholder in legal docs. They paid just over $17k.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:38:55am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:39:26am

re: #162 So Cal Greek Hippie

Thanks. The video footage I saw on KTLA was pretty wild - a sailboat got caught in the waves and broke in half. No one was injured, thankfully.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:43:39am

re: #126 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Like I just said
They won’t lift a finger to ensure he’s out
And they’re still hedging just enough in case things go well for them

They’ll never stop hedging, I think.

Trump’s just the end point of a cultural force the GOP has fostered and allowed to grow, and even as the apparatchiks despise his specific statements as graceless they both accept and rely on the same strategy of pure rhetoric—say anything to win, say anything to justify what you plan to do—that Trump does. Indeed, the party culture now exists in a continuous flight from accountability and systems of reckoning veracity: even the supposed sources of veracity they value—religion,tradition, history—are given the Procrustean treatment to suit their needs in the moment. It’s strange to say, but in effect the bad faith engagement with ideas is so deep that they have no real ideology even as they strenuously assert their ideological coherence. They believe they believe in things, but when you look at their framework of how to think…there’s no thing they won’t say to get what they want; their “beliefs” never actually constrain their actions.

As long as this process of hiding in pure rhetoric and hollowing out concepts continues, the door will remain open to Trumpian rhetorical stylings: it’s a viable tactic and the party’s operational premises still incorporate an elitist and chauvinist assumption that they are “right” to a degree that permits outright deception—WMDs in Iraq—to achieve their ends.

What we’re far more likely to see is a process of disavowal of Trumpian behavior in formal settings, while carefully setting aside a cultural niche for Trumpian behavior.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:44:12am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:46:17am

re: #166 Dr Lizardo

I saw that. One of my friends recently rescued a guy at Mugu Rock when he and wife saw an abandoned fishing pole and it was a guy who slid off the edge when a big rouge wave swell came unexpectedly. Luckily they pulled him to safety without incident

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:46:19am

If the three Trump tax cases were positive for the bloated orange anus, they would’ve been announced by now. I’m not saying all three are going against him, but it’s clearly going to be a net negative. Adjusting my tin foil hat even tighter, I’ll say that Ginny Thomas and her big fat mouth alerted the White House a week ago about what was coming.

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retired cynic  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:47:05am

re: #69 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It will get to them, eventually.

The low population hold-out township in my county got a case this week. About two months after the rest of the county.

I heard yesterday that my county got its first case: a 66 year old woman.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:48:43am

re: #171 retired cynic

I heard yesterday that my county got its first case: a 66 year old woman.

I hope she swiftly recovers from the GOP’s attempt at genocide.

Stay safe yourself.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:48:49am

re: #167 The Ghost of a Flea

Their is one thing they believe in, and it’s perhaps the only thing they believe in. Making damn sure that they stay at the apex of the socio-economic pyramid and wielding the power that goes with that exclusively.

It’s that absolute power. That’s all they want - nothing more, nothing less.

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retired cynic  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:49:09am

Facebook versus the boogaloo
Facebook watched for months as the “boogaloo” movement thrived on its platforms, but now things finally appear to be changing. Nick Martin, The Informant.

He references this explanation of the boogaloo movement: bellingcat.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:51:42am

re: #170 Ace Rothstein

If the three Trump tax cases were positive for the bloated orange anus, they would’ve been announced by now. I’m not saying all three are going against him, but it’s clearly going to be a net negative. Adjusting my tin foil hat even tighter, I’ll say that Ginny Thomas and her big fat mouth alerted the White House a week ago about what was coming.

Could explain Trump’s total meltdown. He’s freaking out because if that’s the case, it’s beyond his control and he’s feeling powerless.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:54:37am

re: #174 retired cynic

Facebook versus the boogaloo
Facebook watched for months as the “boogaloo” movement thrived on its platforms, but now things finally appear to be changing. Nick Martin, The Informant.

He references this explanation of the boogaloo movement: bellingcat.com

Interesting lede to that article:

Hundreds of you are new here, and you subscribed after seeing Congressman Paul Gosar, Republican of Arizona, calling me “an enemy of the people” this weekend. The reason? I noted on Twitter that he was photographed with a member of the Proud Boys, a known hate group, on the 4th of July. Thank you to everyone who showed me support in the face of the congressman’s attack. It means a lot.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:55:03am

re: #175 Dr Lizardo

And to add to that, I think the NY AG case (Trump v. Vance) is the one that worries him the most.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:57:00am

re: #177 Dr Lizardo

And to add to that, I think the NY AG case (Trump v. Vance) is the one that worries him the most.

That’s also one that Barr can’t interfere in nor the pardon pen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:57:23am

sure, Jan…

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:57:36am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:57:49am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

sure, Jan…

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Yeah that’s bs.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:59:11am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

sure, Jan…

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He probably doesn’t see women either. //

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:59:17am

This is kinda interesting if you’re using Siri, Alexa, Google Home or other voice assistants.

As Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and other voice assistants have become fixtures in millions of homes, privacy advocates have grown concerned that their near-constant listening to nearby conversations could pose more risk than benefit to users. New research suggests the privacy threat may be greater than previously thought.

The findings demonstrate how common it is for dialog in TV shows and other sources to produce false triggers that cause the devices to turn on, sometimes sending nearby sounds to Amazon, Apple, Google, or other manufacturers. In all, researchers uncovered more than 1,000 word sequences—including those from Game of Thrones, Modern Family, House of Cards, and news broadcasts—that incorrectly trigger the devices.

“The devices are intentionally programmed in a somewhat forgiving manner, because they are supposed to be able to understand their humans,” one of the researchers, Dorothea Kolossa, said. “Therefore, they are more likely to start up once too often rather than not at all.”

arstechnica.com

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 7, 2020 • 7:59:45am

re: #121 Dr Lizardo

And three of those five cases are about Trump’s taxes. Guess the SCOTUS has a flair for the theatrical after all.

I believe John Roberts has had it with Trump and he’s going to wait to stick the shiv where it will do the most damage.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:00:48am

re: #178 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That’s also one that Barr can’t interfere in nor the pardon pen.

Exactly, and that’s why I figure Trump v. Vance is the one case that he’s desperately hoping doesn’t go against him.

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calochortus  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:00:57am

re: #170 Ace Rothstein

If the three Trump tax cases were positive for the bloated orange anus, they would’ve been announced by now. I’m not saying all three are going against him, but it’s clearly going to be a net negative. Adjusting my tin foil hat even tighter, I’ll say that Ginny Thomas and her big fat mouth alerted the White House a week ago about what was coming.

Not holding my breath. How many times have we thought something big was coming and Trump would (insert outcome here) and it didn’t happen? If he loses, great. But until I hear it, I’m not going to get excited.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:02:23am

re: #174 retired cynic

Facebook versus the boogaloo
Facebook watched for months as the “boogaloo” movement thrived on its platforms, but now things finally appear to be changing. Nick Martin, The Informant.

He references this explanation of the boogaloo movement: bellingcat.com

Scratch a libertarian, find a fascist.

Although the antisemitic nature of Holocaust denial seems obvious, Facebook has consistently refused to categorize Holocaust denial as a violation of its terms of service, or “Community Standards,” which prohibit the use of its platform as a vehicle to demonize others or engage in hate speech. In July 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Vox Recode interview that while he finds Holocaust denial “deeply offensive,” Facebook views the refusal to acknowledge the attempted annihilation of European Jewry as a simple factual error. “I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong,” Zuckerberg said. “I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong….”

Facebook Has a Holocaust Denial Problem (Goes to the Anti-Defamation League)

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:02:38am

re: #140 Dr Lizardo

Say, any California Lizards here that can fill me in on what happened at Newport Beach this weekend? Some super-high waves, especially at Balboa Peninsula. Was it some kidn of weather-related event? Just saw some video on KTLA and I was like, damn….

They had a riptide warning issued. As usual folks ignored it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:03:31am

re: #185 Dr Lizardo

Exactly, and that’s why I figure Trump v. Vance is the one case that he’s desperately hoping doesn’t go against him.

I’m hoping Roberts is exhausted by his bullshit,

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:04:42am

You know that feeling when lightning hits the place next door? An office building (Largely jewelry-related gem dealers etc) at 631 S Olive was closed yesterday due to a bunch of COVID infections traced there. One block wast of the district. Witnessed a man with all kinds of belligerence about “unable to wear a mask” strolling into the California Jewelry Mart. It’s just surreal. The guard let him in, had to be a tenant not a customer coming in. SMH

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:04:48am

re: #189 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m hoping Roberts is exhausted by his bullshit,

Me too, but to say the least, I’m not gonna hold my breath. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that those cases go against him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:05:25am

re: #191 Dr Lizardo

Me too, but to say the least, I’m not gonna hold my breath. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that those cases go against him.

That’s all we can hope for at this point.

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:05:53am

Rolling Stone has gone and done a deepish dive into the GOP mindset outside of the Twitter echo chamber, and it finds - a right wing echo chamber of GOP pollsters and consultants who think that this is as bad as it gets, and if they can weather the current level of pain, they’ll hang on in November.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:09:41am

A British immigrant tech-bro in San Francisco goes after Asian-Americans in a restaurant.

Video, 0:51, caution for racist outburst.

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calochortus  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:10:57am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL well, the prairie dogs seem to be colonising Lodgepole according to the newspaper.

Columbus and follow-on conquistadors brought disease as well, including plague to prairie dogs. (It is not thought to have existed here prior to European colonisation.)

Perhaps it’s just revenge on their part, though this part of the country used to be part of France.

As far as anyone knows, bubonic plague arrived in San Francisco in 1900 from Asia. Rats. Ship. Etc. Naturally it was covered up by everyone because of The Economy and therefore was able to spread unchecked. More here.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:13:28am

re: #185 Dr Lizardo

Exactly, and that’s why I figure Trump v. Vance is the one case that he’s desperately hoping doesn’t go against him.

Can you indict a sitting President?

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:13:37am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:15:23am

re: #197 lawhawk

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:16:05am

re: #196 Shropshire Slasher

Can you indict a sitting President?

Not according to DOJ policy. The DOJ sees this as an infringement on the power of the presidency as someone could move to indict to thwart the president’s power to carry out the powers of the office.

What it does is actually treat the president as above the law. This misguided policy dates back to after Watergate.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:17:34am

re: #196 Shropshire Slasher

Can you indict a sitting President?

That’s an unknown. There’s only a Nixon-era DOJ memorandum that says you can’t.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:20:39am

Martin Luther called the Book of James in the Bible “The Book of Straw.”

Amongst other parts, his sola scriptura take on the Bible for Protestantism took aim at this part:

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

(James 2:14-16)

Throughout that thread on the shooting at Twentynine Palms, person after person says they’re praying for them. Scores of them.

Now they need to get to the works part. Vote for people who will institute gun safety regulations. In my experience, I find the works part extremely weak in those who pray in public, like the hypocrites as Jesus allegedly said.

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:21:02am

Karma….

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:21:38am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

sure, Jan…

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this of course is pure bs “I live my life in a race-blind world”
what you do is live in an insulated world

even if it were true, the rest of the country doesnt

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:21:54am

re: #202 lawhawk

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Karma….

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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Charmingly Persistent  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:22:32am

re: #193 lawhawk

Rolling Stone has gone and done a deepish dive into the GOP mindset outside of the Twitter echo chamber, and it finds - a right wing echo chamber of GOP pollsters and consultants who think that this is as bad as it gets, and if they can weather the current level of pain, they’ll hang on in November.

This explains so much:

“There are practical realities — we ran a bunch of red district primaries, and it would come back that the number one issue for 80+% of Republican primary voters was loyalty to Donald Trump. I’m not making that number up,” a respondent told me.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:23:09am

re: #202 lawhawk

My shocked face….

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:23:41am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL well, the prairie dogs seem to be colonising Lodgepole according to the newspaper.

Columbus and follow-on conquistadors brought disease as well, including plague to prairie dogs. (It is not thought to have existed here prior to European colonisation.)

Perhaps it’s just revenge on their part, though this part of the country used to be part of France.

Actually, it came from San Francisco. There was an epidemic there (covered up) just before the earthquake of 1906. Refugees spreading into the neighboring areas afterwards brought it with them (no way to contain it because of the disaster), it spread eastward in rodent populations and it’s been endemic since then.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:23:58am

re: #205 Charmingly Persistent

This explains so much:

This is why the GOP isn’t going to have a come to reason moment if Trump loses. Trump defines modern Republicans.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:27:14am

re: #208 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

This is why the GOP isn’t going to have a come to reason moment if Trump loses. Trump defines modern Republicans.

It’s going to take multiple losses for them to change.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:28:16am

re: #209 Belafon

It’s going to take multiple losses for them to change.

Agreed. They’re going to have to see that Trumpism is a loser and this election alone won’t convince them.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:28:22am

re: #195 calochortus

As far as anyone knows, bubonic plague arrived in San Francisco in 1900 from Asia. Rats. Ship. Etc. Naturally it was covered up by everyone because of The Economy and therefore was able to spread unchecked. More here.

Hmm. Governor Henry Gage (R) was in office in 1900. The article says he also secured the Surgeon General serving under President William McKinley (R).

So the Republican Party has lots of experience in covering up disease and plague to retain power in the name of profit.

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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:32:22am

re: #189 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m hoping Roberts is exhausted by his bullshit,

I dunno: ISTM that Roberts’ issues with a lot of the Trump Administration’s bullshit isn’t so much that it IS bullshit, but that (at least AFAICT) a lot of the cases the Admin has pushed up to the SC have been badly framed, blatantly political, and terribly argued. And one thing CJ Roberts really cares about is that stuff is done “by the book”

The recent DACA case is typical: I really doubt that Roberts - or any of the conservative Justices - give a flying fuck about the DACA recipients, or would care in the least if they were all rounded up and deported tomorrow. But they got a “reprieve” because (and IMO, only because) the Trump Admin, in its usual manner, fucked up its process while trying to cancel the program. Which error, I read, they are already moving to correct. Which I hope gets sidetracked by lawsuits and put off til after the election: since I have no doubts that Roberts would - even if “regretfully” - sign off on the DACA folks being arrested, shoved into cattle cars and dumped in the desert en masse, as long as the legal “i’s” were dotted and the “t’s” crossed….

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:32:25am

re: #98 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:35:39am

Bolsonaro is in a high risk group and is now positive for COVID-19. He’s been yammering about taking hydroxychloroquine for months.

PPA: Potential Shitshow Alert.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:37:03am

re: #214 BigPapa

Bolsonaro is in a high risk group and is now positive for COVID-19. He’s been yammering about taking hydroxychloroquine for months.

PPA: Potential Shitshow Alert.

Well, if Bolsonaro was taking hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis, it sure as hell didn’t work.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:38:21am

re: #212 Jay C

I dunno: ISTM that Roberts’ issues with a lot of the Trump Administration’s bullshit isn’t so much that it IS bullshit, but that (at least AFAICT) a lot of the cases the Admin has pushed up to the SC have been badly framed, blatantly political, and terribly argued. And one thing CJ Roberts really cares about is that stuff is done “by the book”

The recent DACA case is typical: I really doubt that Roberts - or any of the conservative Justices - give a flying fuck about the DACA recipients, or would care in the least if they were all rounded up and deported tomorrow. But they got a “reprieve” because (and IMO, only because) the Trump Admin, in its usual manner, fucked up its process while trying to cancel the program. Which error, I read, they are already moving to correct. Which I hope gets sidetracked by lawsuits and put off til after the election: since I have no doubts that Roberts would - even if “regretfully” - sign off on the DACA folks being arrested, shoved into cattle cars and dumped in the desert en masse, as long as the legal “i’s” were dotted and the “t’s” crossed….

I think Roberts wants scotus to be seen as a strong institution and independent of the executive so I think Trump’s “arguments” have made it easier for him to rule against them.

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:38:24am

Let’s rename it hypocrisychloroquine. There seems to be clinical evidence of hypocrisy and hydroxychloroquine correlation. Mix them together into an intellectuall speedball.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:38:45am

re: #159 Shropshire Slasher

I liked Tiffany’s version better (ducks )

Lene Lovich covered it well

Lene Lovich - I Think We’re Alone Now

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:41:10am

re: #215 Dr Lizardo

Well, if Bolsonaro was taking hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis, it sure as hell didn’t work.

He got it from Trump.

I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Trump conned him (not that the hydroxychloroquine would work anyway).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:41:52am

I’m going to head off to the rack. Catch y’all later.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:42:32am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:42:32am

Here in Czech Republic,

Two passenger trains collided in Karlovy Vary this afternoon. Initial and so far unverified reports state that twenty to thirty people were injured. Rescuers first spoke of three dead, which was revised down later to two confirmed victims. The accident happened on the line from Pernink to Karlovy Vary. All components of the Integrated Rescue System, including helicopters, are in place.

Original source, in Czech: idnes.cz

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:42:38am

re: #215 Dr Lizardo

Anecdotal evidence it doesn’t work to prevent getting covid19.

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:43:08am

I’ll cover 7/5 odds that Fredo Jr gets COVID-19 from his squeeze Bimberly Guile-and-Treachery-foil.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:43:46am

my new favorite joke for the week:

A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel on his head.
The bartender says, “What’s with the paper towel?”
The pirate says, “Arrr! I’ve got a Bounty on me head!”

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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:43:52am

re: #209 Belafon

It’s going to take multiple losses for them to change.

re: #210 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Agreed. They’re going to have to see that Trumpism is a loser and this election alone won’t convince them.

Which is why I have dropping the hint on every blog I comment on that the 2022 midterms are going to be every bit as important as the 2020 Presidential: that we need to have a “1932” election, followed by a “1934”: a midterm confirming, rather than repudiating, the change in Administrations/policies.
Though “Trumpism” is unlikely to vanish from the GOP program (or, sadly, the American mindset), even if its eponymous avatar is dead/in jail/in exile: the best we can hope for, IMO, is to reduce its influence to the maximum extent possible under the system we have.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:45:36am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:48:11am

re: #209 Belafon

It’s going to take multiple losses for them to change.

They don’t need to change. They need to die, a formal, final and very public death.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:51:07am

it’s out

A tell-all book by President Trump’s niece describes a family riven by a series of traumas, exacerbated by a daunting patriarch who “destroyed” Donald Trump by short-circuiting his “ability to develop and experience the entire spectrum of human emotion,” according to a copy of the forthcoming memoir obtained by the Washington Post.

Rick Hasen: “Like the John Bolton book, the early leaking of the book essentially moots further attempts at prior restraint to stop publication.”

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:52:16am

re: #227 (((Archangel1)))

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:54:18am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:54:32am

re: #224 BigPapa

I’ll cover 7/5 odds that Fredo Jr gets COVID-19 from his squeeze Bimberly Guile-and-Treachery-foil.

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 7, 2020 • 8:56:49am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

sure, Jan…

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As a fellow California, I could wish that were true. Except that “I don’t see race” means “if it’s not white, I can’t see it.”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:00:24am

re: #193 lawhawk

Rolling Stone has gone and done a deepish dive into the GOP mindset outside of the Twitter echo chamber, and it finds - a right wing echo chamber of GOP pollsters and consultants who think that this is as bad as it gets, and if they can weather the current level of pain, they’ll hang on in November.

Shhh! Don’t tell them anything else!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:01:01am

Arrested after standoff. Not harmed. Sounds white.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:02:11am

re: #221 Patricia Kayden

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That’s the plan he got from Russia. The only way for that to happen is for the country to completely fall apart.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:06:04am

New RVAT spot, starring St. Reagan. Not bad.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:06:46am

re: #231 lawhawk

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There’s nothing redeemable about him as a person.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:08:19am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:10:18am

Now here’s a good cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”:

Covered in Punk - I Think We’re Alone Now

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:11:31am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hmm. Governor Henry Gage (R) was in office in 1900. The article says he also secured the Surgeon General serving under President William McKinley (R).

So the Republican Party has lots of experience in covering up disease and plague to retain power in the name of profit.

Sorry, but that is bullshit. Corruption in the Gilded Age was a two-party business, and Republicans were often reformers. Time you stopped with the ahistorical notion that everyone thought and acted in the same way and with the same body of knowledge throughout history.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:14:29am

re: #237 makeitstop

New RVAT spot, starring St. Reagan. Not bad.

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That is a really good one.

Except today Reagan would be a filthy leftist who they’d bury in negative ads.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:16:18am

re: #241 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Sorry, but that is bullshit. Corruption in the Gilded Age was a two-party business, and Republicans were often reformers. Time you stopped with the ahistorical notion that everyone thought and acted in the same way and with the same body of knowledge throughout history.

The GOP had already become the party of business by then. And if both parties were involved in corruption at that time, that means that the GOP was definitely practiciing.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:24:39am

Wow. There’s a lede for ya.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:28:33am
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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:29:39am

re: #245 makeitstop

I like the Red-White-Blue shading on his face.

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sagehen  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:30:00am

re: #243 Belafon

The GOP had already become the party of business by then. And if both parties were involved in corruption at that time, that means that the GOP was definitely practiciing.

as a rash generalization with I’m sure multiple exceptions…

Republican corruption is an interconnected top-layer national thing, like a spider web; the non-government participants are industrialists and bankers. Think Hunt Brothers, Kochs, etc. Democratic corruption is a localized, top-to-bottom thing (Tammany Hall, Daley machine); the non-government participants are unions and mobsters. Think Jimmy Hoffa & associates.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:33:44am

re: #247 sagehen

I thought the whole point of this was to engage in gross generalizations. //

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:35:08am

re: #243 Belafon

The GOP had already become the party of business by then. And if both parties were involved in corruption at that time, that means that the GOP was definitely practiciing.

And reforming. That was also the party of Progressivism, much more than the Democrats. (It’s more true than not that the Republican party was the party of business from the beginning.)

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KGxvi  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:35:35am

re: #248 Belafon

I thought the whole point of this was to engage in gross generalizations. //

I mean, that’s what the internet is for… well, that and, you know, the other thing…

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KGxvi  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:37:04am

re: #249 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

And reforming. That was also the party of Progressivism, much more than the Democrats. (It’s more true than not that the Republican party was the party of business from the beginning.)

Always worth remembering that the parties were much more fluid ideologically prior to the 1960s. That seems especially true during the Progressive Era, but I haven’t studied that part of history in depth to say much about it.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:39:30am

re: #231 lawhawk

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true, but it’s sure to piss him off

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:41:06am

re: #247 sagehen

as a rash generalization with I’m sure multiple exceptions…

Republican corruption is an interconnected top-layer national thing, like a spider web; the non-government participants are industrialists and bankers. Think Hunt Brothers, Kochs, etc. Democratic corruption is a localized, top-to-bottom thing (Tammany Hall, Daley machine); the non-government participants are unions and mobsters. Think Jimmy Hoffa & associates.

And I was saying and will continue to say we shouldn’t project the present onto the past. The Dems and Repubs were different, and differently aligned at the turn of the century, and we shouldn’t act as if our quarrels are theirs.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:41:45am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:43:34am

re: #250 KGxvi

I mean, that’s what the internet is for… well, that and, you know, the other thing…

cat pix!!

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:44:18am

re: #109 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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I thought they said they weren’t disclosing who got those loans. Guess it is more of a pick and choose thing, and we see who got chosen for disclosure.

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sagehen  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:45:09am

re: #255 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

cat pix!!

close.

Avenue Q - The Internet is For Porn

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:50:07am
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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:54:13am

The Anti-Science Liars Party prepares its Houston convention/disease spreading event:

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nines09  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:55:00am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:55:21am

re: #258 Patricia Kayden

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I think the same is true with the flags too.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:56:20am

re: #255 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

cat pix!!

No, the other other thing.

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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:57:45am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2020 • 9:59:51am

re: #259 jaunte

The Anti-Science Liars Party prepares its Houston convention/disease spreading event:

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Houston is a wonderful city, I promise.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:00:54am

re: #260 nines09

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And…fired.

I hope that few seconds of being a complete asshole was worth it, asshole.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:03:13am

re: #263 jaunte

Get the earplugs ready, the whining over this will be audible from space….

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:05:36am

re: #260 nines09

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:06:11am

re: #259 jaunte

The Anti-Science Liars Party prepares its Houston convention/disease spreading event:

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The party of law and order. //

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sagehen  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:07:08am

So PBS this weekend did an episode of “Royal Secrets” about Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.

Something I hadn’t heard before; France’s support for the American revolution was super-expensive. They spent/donated/loaned an amount equivalent to 3 years of their Royal budget. And we didn’t pay it back. Any of it. That’s why they were broke; that’s why Louis and Marie had no money to take care of their own obligations to their subjects. That’s why their people were hungry and angry. The French Revolution happened because the United States was a bunch of deadbeats.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:08:50am

re: #269 sagehen

So PBS this weekend did an episode of “Royal Secrets” about Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.

Something I hadn’t heard before; France’s support for the American revolution was super-expensive. They spent/donated/loaned an amount equivalent to 3 years of their Royal budget. And we didn’t pay it back. Any of it. That’s why they were broke; that’s why Louis and Marie had no money to take care of their own obligations to their subjects. That’s why their people were hungry and angry. The French Revolution happened because the United States was a bunch of deadbeats.

Mentioned in Hamilton. Jefferson was for supporting it, and Hamilton was opposed. Washington went along with Hamilton, with the justification being “Who are we supposed to support?”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:09:18am

re: #269 sagehen

So PBS this weekend did an episode of “Royal Secrets” about Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.

Something I hadn’t heard before; France’s support for the American revolution was super-expensive. They spent/donated/loaned an amount equivalent to 3 years of their Royal budget. And we didn’t pay it back. Any of it. That’s why they were broke; that’s why Louis and Marie had no money to take care of their own obligations to their subjects. That’s why their people were hungry and angry. The French Revolution happened because the United States was a bunch of deadbeats.

And things like the “Affair of the Diamond Necklace” sure didn’t help matters much, either.

en.wikipedia.org

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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:12:03am

He asks a good question. Whatever happened to doing ones part?

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:12:51am

re: #258 Patricia Kayden

The pace is matched only by the speed and haste that these schools changed the names to the Confederate treasonweasels in the first place.

There was a burst of name changes with Jim Crow. There was a second burst following Brown v. Board of Ed.

Now, nearly 70 years later we’re having a reckoning with that second burst - and the naming of places around the nation after Confederate treasonweasels.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:13:07am

Found out that my earliest family that settled in the US were refugees fleeing the French Revolution. They were from Alsace. Their daughter my third great grandmother married an Irish immigrant and until my research we had thought that line- my dad’s mother’s family was 100% Irish and had arrived in the Famine years.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:15:20am

re: #270 Belafon

Mentioned in Hamilton. Jefferson was for supporting it, and Hamilton was opposed. Washington went along with Hamilton, with the justification being “Who are we supposed to support?”

I always wondered how Franklin would have felt about it. Like Jefferson he was a bit of a Francophile. I still need to see Hamilton but I’ve come to appreciate Hamilton more as I get older.

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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:16:02am
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Alephnaught  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:16:09am

re: #214 BigPapa

Bolsonaro is in a high risk group and is now positive for COVID-19. He’s been yammering about taking hydroxychloroquine for months.

PPA: Potential Shitshow Alert.

“Shortly after the presidential palace said he had been displaying symptoms associated with the disease” is the key phrase for me. They couldn’t deny it any longer.

But hey, look, he’s fine, he says, my face is fine… Whilst taking off his face mask.

Doesn’t look that fine if you ask me. Look at his demeanour… And of course, Covid-19 does not attack the face, it attacks the lungs.

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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:17:31am

re: #272 jaunte

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He asks a good question. Whatever happened to doing ones part?

And Tom should know: he and his wife were among the earliest “celebrity quarantinees” from COVID-19 (In Australia): though, admittedly, he should really know better than to call for any sense of collective responsibility or societal concern: in the Age Of Trump….

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:17:52am

re: #277 Alephnaught

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Doesn’t look that fine if you ask me. Look at his demeanour… And of course, Covid-19 does not attack the face, it attacks the lungs.

He’s another leader that rose with Trump that hopeful will fall with him.

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Alephnaught  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:18:41am

re: #218 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Lene Lovich covered it well

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Seeing as someone mentioned Lene Lovich…

Lene Lovich - Say When

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Mike Lamb  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:18:58am

re: #259 jaunte

The Anti-Science Liars Party prepares its Houston convention/disease spreading event:

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Idiots. ADA only requires that reasonable accommodations be made. It isn’t a get out of jail free card as to all rules and regulations. It is not reasonable to allow someone to potentially infect numerous others, ergo they don’t get to enter the building. I mean it’s pretty much a bedrock principle of ADA interpretation that an accommodation that puts others in danger is per se unreasonable.

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:20:21am

re: #277 Alephnaught

Victims of zombie or vampire bites never say that they’re fucked even as they’re fucked.

It takes time for covid19 to lay waste to the lungs and your body.

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nines09  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:21:02am

re: #265 makeitstop

And…fired.

I hope that few seconds of being a complete asshole was worth it, asshole.

Sweet.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:24:32am
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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:25:57am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:26:36am

re: #284 The Pie Overlord!

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Speaking as an uncle, who gives their adult niece underwear as a gift?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:27:46am

re: #285 makeitstop

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The only apology needed is by DeSanittis for caring more about Trump than his states’ residents.

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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:28:09am

Curious if all of Trump’s NDAs, legal manuvering, and other assorted delaying tactics to maintain his facade are all destined to fail over the summer, leaving him completely pantsed.

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:30:07am

re: #286 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The same one who says she’s stacked.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:30:51am

re: #289 lawhawk

The same one who says she’s stacked.

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He’s such a creepy asshole.

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makeitstop  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:32:07am

re: #288 jaunte

Curious if all of Trump’s NDAs, legal manuvering, and other assorted delaying tactics to maintain his facade are all destined to fail over the summer, leaving him completely pantsed.

People don’t seem to be paying those NDAs any mind at this point.

Also - Just imagine what a happy place the White House is today, between the Lincoln Project spot and book excerpts leaking all over the place. Party City.

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jaunte  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:34:54am

re: #291 makeitstop

The opportunities to continue punishing their enemies and profiting from their insider status must outweigh the pain of staying on the inside.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:36:06am

re: #262 makeitstop

No, the other other thing.

(i knew that)

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dharmamark  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:37:52am

re: #267 Dr Lizardo

Oh man. I work for Allstate. Wouldn’t want to be in Florida corporate relations right now.

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Jay C  Jul 7, 2020 • 10:38:11am

re: #288 jaunte

Curious if all of Trump’s NDAs, legal manuvering, and other assorted delaying tactics to maintain his facade are all destined to fail over the summer, leaving him completely pantsed.

I hope so: I also hope that highlighting the extraordinarily low-end sleaziness and cheapskatery of “successful billionaire” Donald (removing the caviar before re-gifting a food basket? SRSLY?) can be as devastating to his reelection chances as any of the political stuff.
I’m sure that the brainwashed red-hat crowd will find some sort of “rationale” to explain it away: but for every Republican who can be discouraged, or marginal voter who can be persuaded to firm up their vote against The Anus*, it will be worthwhile.

*not so much persuading actual “undecideds” - those seem to be in remarkably short supply this time round.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 7, 2020 • 11:05:27am

re: #273 lawhawk

The pace is matched only by the speed and haste that these schools changed the names to the Confederate treasonweasels in the first place.

There was a burst of name changes with Jim Crow. There was a second burst following Brown v. Board of Ed.

Now, nearly 70 years later we’re having a reckoning with that second burst - and the naming of places around the nation after Confederate treasonweasels.

Just like the 2nd burst of flag changes for Southern states in that time period. 1956 was when Georgia put the Confederate battle flag on their state flag and it remained there until 2001.


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