Award Winning Short Horror Film: “Miner’s Mountain”

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A sheriff comes under fire when two S.B.I. agents question his involvement in an unsolved murder case that shares distinct similarities with a recent homicide.

Best Short Film Beaufort International Film Festival 2020
Featured Weekly Pick Film Shortage
Official Selection Cucalorus Film Festival 2019

IMDB: imdb.com

Website: bennettpellington.com

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In Association with Lighthouse Films

Credits:
Written, Produced and Directed by: Bennett Pellington
Executive Producer: Bobby Siegworth
Director of Photography: Eli Wallace-Johansson
Production Designer: Tripp Allen
Edited by: Jesse Andrus and Bennett Pellington

Starring:
Henry Bazemore, Jr. - SHERIFF JEFFERIES
Anthony Reynolds - AGENT WYTHE
Myke Holmes - AGENT HOLDEN
Eli Walker - YOUNG OFFICER JEFFERIES
Julie Ivey - ROSEANNE BARNES
Fidias Reyes - VIVICA

Shot on the Alexa EV in 2014 and the Alexa Mini in 2017. Lensed with Arri Ultra Primes, Cooke S4 and Hollywood Black Magic filtration for the night exteriors.

#ShortFilm #Horror #Thriller #Drama

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272 comments

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retired cynic  Jul 12, 2020 • 8:59:34pm

GOTV! = FT

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ozharas  Jul 12, 2020 • 8:59:53pm

Thread:

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:01:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:02:59pm

Left hanging on the last thread.

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Okay so it’s tough to get through to the Georgia Tech site which lists by county your percentage chance of being with at least one person with Covid-19 but I did.

Panhandle Public Health District here says there is decreasing moderate risk.

Georgia Tech lists Morrill County at >99% in a group of 100 people (the highest county in PPHD).

In a group of 10 people, they give odds of 46%.

Time to reopen the schools. /s

covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu

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piratedan  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:04:12pm

feeling kind of solemn and in slow burn mode tonight, must be time for another viewing of Matewan just to hear Hazel Dickens sing Fire in the Hole and The Gathering Storm one more time.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:05:50pm

The question being how long is an average sunday obituaries section:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:10:09pm

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:11:30pm

Put the Jesus part aside; they are deliberately trying to cause more deaths.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:12:08pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

And she’s wearing her seatbelt.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:14:34pm

May Ted Cruz receive justice.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:18:32pm

re: #10 jaunte

Ted Cruz is counting on everyone else to do the right thing.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:19:23pm

I like this. No rationalizing with Nazis:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:20:30pm

re: #6 Belafon

The question being how long is an average sunday obituaries section:

Someone who is a reader noted it’s usually four to six.

Plenty of conservative parrots with everything from “we don’t know what everyone died from” to “hoax” to you name it.

Good Germans, &c.

No more of this “put the past behind us” nonsense. Every Republican president in my lifetime (other than Eisenhower) has been a criminal. It’s time to start treating them like criminals.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:32:43pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Precisely. If they are so proud to post their dipshittery on social media in the first place, it isn’t doxxing to simply repost it.

To hijack the BLM phrase: Say their names.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:37:17pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:43:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:44:20pm

re: #15 jaunte

Yikes. His following comment.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:46:46pm

re: #8 jaunte

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Put the Jesus part aside; they are deliberately trying to cause more deaths.

Or they’re already full up and don’t want to admit it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:46:55pm

Vaccines and treatments should be developed by Big Oil, or maybe Big Banks. That’ll work.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:53:00pm

re: #16 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

Wait till Chucky gets hooked up to a V _ N T _ L _ T _ R.

He’ll have regrets about demanding a raise from Merv…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 9:57:36pm

re: #16 teleskiguy

Too unlikely for a book publisher or movie producer to accept as a script.

“Game show host unsatisfied with later career turns evil and tries to destroy the world. Working title Love Destruction.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:02:34pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:08:25pm

Turtles with sweaters

Facebook Post

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:09:59pm

LOL! (The back is an Uno reverse card)

This card design was made in response to unfortunate reports of scientifically-illiterate people attempting to subvert or not comply with necessary public health measures. In fits of embarrassing selfishness, these individuals have been presenting “mask exemption cards” which have been, thankfully, widely-reported to be fraudulent and which hold no power or legal weight, but that didn’t stop a Lyft driver from trying to present one to us. (Thankfully, both Lyft as well as Delta Airlines have since adopted policies requiring all staff as well as all passengers to wear masks

Many businesses and even private citizens are, rightfully, informing such “exempt” persons that nothing under the Americans with Disabilities Act supports their position and refusing to accept their misrepresentation. However, instead of merely stating one’s position verbally to such folk… now you can counter their fake card with a much nicer and more powerful card. :-)

The first artwork below (high res versions if you click) is formatted for the ID-1 card specification (the standard 3⅜” x 2⅛” credit card size… capable of being printed on a badge printer / card printer) and below that is a version of the design in 3.5”x2” business card size.

Enjoy using these if you wish, and always please remember to do your best to be kind to those you encounter, even if they are not displaying kindness and concern for others. The only way we’ll get through this is by working together.

deviating.net

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:10:16pm

Triggered Snowflakes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:12:40pm

re: #25 DodgerFan1988

Triggered Snowflakes.

Are they whinging about the Mets?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:17:49pm

*COVID-19 ALERT: Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers* (goes to the government’s ADA Website)

Print this out and stick it on the front door of your business.

The Department of Justice has been made aware of postings or flyers on the internet regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the use of face masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which include the Department of Justice’s seal.

These postings were not issued by the Department and are not endorsed by the Department.

The Department urges the public not to rely on the information contained in these postings and to visit ada.gov for ADA information issued by the Department.

For more information and technical assistance about the ADA, please contact the ADA Information Line at[no phone numbers allowed] (voice) and[no phone numbers allowed] (TTY).

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Dread Pirate  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:21:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:26:59pm

re: #28 Dread Pirate

“Formally conceded?” Who writes the science section of the NYT? Can you informally concede? Is there not a different way to write that headline such as “WHO Releases Data Showing Covid-19 Is Also an Airborne Virus”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:44:23pm

They will no longer jail or kill atheists or mutilate girls (at least legally).

Sudan scraps apostasy law and alcohol ban for non-Muslims (BBC)

After more than 30 years of Islamist rule, Sudan has outlined wide-reaching reforms including allowing non-Muslims to drink alcohol, and scrapping the apostasy law and public flogging.

“We [will] drop all the laws violating the human rights in Sudan,” Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said.

A raft of new laws were passed last week but this is the first public explanation of their contents.

Sudan has also banned female genital mutilation (FGM).

Under the new laws, women no longer need permission from a male relative to travel with their children.

The reforms come after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was ousted last year following massive street protests.

(BBC, more at the link)

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Dread Pirate  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:48:56pm
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piratedan  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:51:55pm

re: #31 Dread Pirate

get back to me when the rest of the GOP doesn’t act in complete lockstep with the administration. Considering they’ve aided and abetted his treason, racism, nepotism, incompetence at each and every opportunity, please feel free to enlighten me in the differences between Trump and the GOP.

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2020 • 10:58:17pm

re: #32 piratedan

get back to me when the rest of the GOP doesn’t act in complete lockstep with the administration. Considering they’ve aided and abetted his treason, racism, nepotism, incompetence at each and every opportunity, please feel free to enlighten me in the differences between Trump and the GOP.

There aren’t any, which will become more apparent next year when groups like the Lincoln Project suddenly start trying to rehabilitate the party by convincing Americans that those left are “true conservatives.”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:11:25pm

re: #29 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Formally conceded?” Who writes the science section of the NYT? Can you informally concede? Is there not a different way to write that headline such as “WHO Releases Data Showing Covid-19 Is Also an Airborne Virus”

Actually, they never denied it. The issue was (and is) how important the aerosol is in spreading the disease.

Avoid indoor gatherings and wear the damn mask is the conclusion you should reach, no matter how the “controversy” is resolved.

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plansbandc  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:12:12pm

Didn’t even know Kelly Preston was sick. RIP

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Dread Pirate  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:18:42pm
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Cheechako  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:20:57pm

The wave is still growing in Alaska:

Alaska reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, setting another new daily record

Looks like a scaled down version of what’s happening in the big states.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:29:59pm

re: #16 teleskiguy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:36:43pm

Is Racism a Mental Illness? (Vice)

The article goes into the fifty-year attempt to classify racism as mental illness. The American Psychological Association and mental health advocacy groups consistently reject that characterisation.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:39:28pm

re: #37 Cheechako

The wave is still growing in Alaska:

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Alaska reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, setting another new daily record

Looks like a scaled down version of what’s happening in the big states.

The wave is mostly flat in Nebraska, but is still accellerating in the Panhandle.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:41:29pm

Not good

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 12, 2020 • 11:59:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 12:11:03am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 13, 2020 • 12:15:44am

Elvis Presley’s grandson apparently died earlier Sunday. Self inflicted gunshot.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 13, 2020 • 12:18:09am

re: #44 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Elvis Presley’s grandson apparently died earlier Sunday. Self inflicted gunshot.

My wife told me about that earlier. Damn fucking shame.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 12:19:17am

Meanwhile in the world of capitalism:

Abandoned crew scrawl their desperate plight along ship’s hull (Splash, a magazine about commercial shipping)

Twelve crewmembers onboard the 1985-built 5,500 dwt oil tanker Viet Tin 01 are desperately looking for help as the vessel has been stranded in Malaysian waters since mid-March and they are running out of food supplies.

The seafarers onboard the vessel wrote “Help us. No food. No salary” on the hull of the vessel in an effort to seek help and they have also sent out a distress call through a mobile app used by seafarers globally.

In response to the distress call, the National Union of Seafarers Peninsular Malaysia’s (NUSPM) immediately provided food and essential supplies to the ship and have been coordinating with the Vietnamese government to repatriate the seafarers.

According to NUSPM, the union has arranged a visit onboard the vessel and learnt that the vessel was abandoned by its owner and it didn’t have fuel left which led to terrible living conditions including blackouts and unbearable heat, while the crewmembers didn’t have enough money to hire a boat to go ashore to purchase food supplies. Additionally, the vessel is posing a navigational hazard.

“While NUSPM tries to establish contact with the vessel owner who has clearly abandoned their responsibility for the wellbeing of their crew and the vessel, we want the Vietnamese government to exercise its responsibilities as a signatory to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) which requires minimum standards to be provided to seafarers and should the owner fail to do so, the government should be able to access funds from the ship owner’s contribution to the Protection and Indemnity (P&I club) coverage,” NUSPM said in a release.

(more)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 13, 2020 • 12:32:44am

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Meanwhile in the world of capitalism:

Abandoned crew scrawl their desperate plight along ship’s hull (Splash, a magazine about commercial shipping)

(more)

The ship was seized by the Malaysians in December, with only one crew member aboard. He was charged with anchoring her in an unauthorized area, sent to jail. Ship was returned to owner. Apparently the ship is known to transport oil to North Korea also

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 12:58:58am

COVID-19 testing triples in UH emergency rooms, experts preparing for new surge (ABC 5)

Cleveland’s University Hospital is setting up outdoor triage centres as another city buckles under the genocidaires of the Republican Party.

CLEVELAND — As confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio continue to rise, health experts fear that large gatherings and people seemingly fed up with stay-at-home orders may overwhelm the healthcare system in Northeast Ohio.

As cases surge and hospitals reach capacity in other states, healthcare workers and infectious disease experts are pleading with Ohioans to stay home, practice social distancing, and wear masks in public.

Dr. Claudia Hoyen said in late June, University Hospitals emergency rooms were testing between 60 and 80 people a day.

Hoyen added approximately 250 patients were tested in the emergency room on Friday at one particular campus.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 1:07:44am

Priest accused of using church funds to pay for sex found dead in N.J. home (nj dot com)

He was accused of embezzling a million dollars in church funds to pay for male prostitutes.

His brother says he has not been told the cause of death by the police.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 1:29:32am

Pope Francis ‘very saddened’ as Turkey converts Hagia Sophia from museum into mosque (CNN)

Not as much as those who believe in secular governance are, Frank.

The Hagia Sophia was a cathedral constructed during the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. Once the Ottomans overran Byzantium, they changed it to a mosque.

When Turkey became a secular state after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War One, the Hagia Sophia was made into a museum, partly because of its age and historic significance, and partly as a mark that the new Republic of Turkey was to have separation of church and state.

Erdoğan Friday declared it is no longer a museum. It is immediately to be converted to a mosque, using state funds.

Erdoğan has been undermining the secular state and science, banning the teaching of evolution in schools and inserting religion classes in their place.

Part of that might be why the Republican Party isn’t very interested in sanctioning Turkey or punishing Michael Flynn. The AK Party and the Republican Party think the same; conservatives will always try to drag us back to the Dark Ages.

Icons and mosaics of various Christian figures will be covered during Islamic services, in keeping with the Qur’an’s strictures against depicting people.

Erdoğan says the mosque will still be open to the public outside of Muslim services.

State funds will be expended for this conversion, which Erdoğan says will “embrace everyone in a more sincere way.”

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Dread Pirate  Jul 13, 2020 • 2:11:18am

The Navy burned a ship to make Trump look bad.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 13, 2020 • 2:26:35am

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yikes. His following comment.

You never want it to be said of you, “He was such a polite man!”, when you are being walked to the gas chambers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 2:34:04am

My wife and I are watching the Hulu television cinematic masterpiece series “Crossing Swords.” It is brought to you by the same artistic geniuses who created “Robot Chicken.”

en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 3:02:48am

I killed the thread.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 3:34:47am

“It’s dead, Jim.”

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 13, 2020 • 3:35:14am

re: #16 teleskiguy

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 13, 2020 • 3:36:14am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 3:42:56am

Nebraska Supreme Court rejects request to let grads practice law without taking bar exam (Omaha World-Herald)

The argument before the state Supreme Court was whether graduates of law school here should be required to sit the bar exam as a group due to the epidemic. That is required by state law. The examination lasts two days.

The Supreme Court here is meeting by Internet service rather than in-person. They know the issue is deadly. One question posed to the court by the plaintiffs was if the justices would be willing to sit in a room and proctor the two-day exam. That of course is not the point for a conservative.

The exam will require testing in advance for Covid-19. Anyone who tests positive will be deferred to a third exam later in the year set up for people who test positive.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 4:11:28am

It’s 5:10 in Mythical Daylight Time and the sun is coming up. As of yet whoever the fellow is who switches on the morning birds hasn’t made his rounds, though the crickets are switched off for the day.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 4:19:53am

In local news:

Effort seeks to pair prayer warriors with first responders (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

The title is somewhat misleading; Firefighter Ministry is grifting selling taking donations for magnets with the pictures of first responders (in uniform, so another erosion of the First Amendment), so the faithful can pray for their safety.

The effort has been underway for about a week and Smith said she has distributed about two dozen magnets. She has reached out to a number of different departments and is hoping to get photos of more first responders to feature. She has gathered photos of all Gering Police officers, some Scottsbluff Police officers, to name just some of the photos gathered. She is hoping that more will participate in the effort.

“I’ve sent information to Morrill, Mitchell, Bayard, all over the Panhandle,” she said. “I’m still waiting to hear back from many of them, but those I’ve heard back from are appreciative, especially the police chiefs.”

I wonder how their ministry would feel if Officer Smith of Bayard (note: there is no officer Smith) was an out atheist? Would they even depict him? Would they instead pray for his conversion rather than his safety?

I have questions.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 13, 2020 • 4:24:02am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 4:47:51am

re: #61 Patricia Kayden

If only someone could have warned them. I don’t know, just about every epidemiologist, researcher, public health official, physician, nurse, common dumbfuque like me who values science over faith, we might have avoided a catastrophe.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 4:52:36am

Ever wonder where the H and N in influenza comes from? Why it’s so hard to create a vaccine? Why some flu can jump between species and other flus can’t? Why we occasionally have influenza pandemics which devastate the world?

Professor Dave Explains (a science communicator on YouTube) digs into the components of a flu viron and shows how they go from “someone just sneezed on you” to “you’re sicker than crap” to “you made five other people sick.”

Flu, like Covid-19, has an asymptomatic period where you can transmit the virus before you get sick (though it’s not as long). Like Covid-19, masks will help slow the spread of the disease (as shown in Kentucky’s reporting where seasonal flu cases dramatically dropped as mask use went up).

[8:05]

Influenza (The Flu)

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Nojay UK  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:01:18am

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister is currently giving her daily briefing on the coronavirus situation here in Scotland. No new deaths have been reported for the fifth day in a row but six new cases have been confirmed. The worrying increase of 19 confirmed cases on Sunday has been analysed, it turns out seven of those cases were in a single care home, all asymptomatic and further action is being taken. The number of ICU cases remains at six with a total of 550 patients being treated in hospitals for COVID-19 at the moment.

Reporting of cases and deaths over the weekend is often delayed since some offices are not fully staffed on Saturday and Sunday so the results on a Monday are often lower than they should be. They’re corrected as soon as possible.

Scotland is gradually relaxing its lockdown restrictions, places like indoor shopping centres are now able to let customers in whereas previously they had to have street-access doors with no shared spaces. The Scottish government is ready and willing to reimpose restrictions if things get worse though.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:01:55am

re: #61 Patricia Kayden

Damn, the Medias Touch ad against Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, and Donald Trump is brutal. (It also has an Act Blue clicky thingy in the upper left).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:03:32am

re: #64 Nojay UK

Now if Scotland would seize Turnberry and turn it into a research hospital …

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:08:36am

Thanks for your outlet training Team Moronica to be parrots. You don’t get to escape because you’re not a Republican politician.

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Nojay UK  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:21:09am

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Golf is big business here in Scotland. It’s a major tourism earner as well as collateral sales like clothing and paraphernalia. The golf courses opened up again here last week but they’re still restricted to numbers of people playing at one time, pre-booking and general hygiene rules.

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Nojay UK  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:22:43am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Re: mask culture wars — the USA has been here before, the Anti-Masking League was a real thing during the 1919 Kansas Flu epidemic that killed millions of Americans.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:26:06am

re: #68 Nojay UK

Golf is big business here in Scotland. It’s a major tourism earner as well as collateral sales like clothing and paraphernalia. The golf courses opened up again here last week but they’re still restricted to numbers of people playing at one time, pre-booking and general hygiene rules.

The golf course in my county in Bridgeport reopened, and was shut when contact tracing revealed eight people connected to one match were sickened.

Golf is not exactly a tourist industry here (the Sandhills and Wildcat Hills are, along with hunting and fishing). The folks who came down with the illness were all locals (except one person from another county who was the likely spreader).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:29:18am

The arguments today about masks (can’t breathe, muh rights, the Constitution) were the same arguments made in 1918 by conservatives (conservatism doesn’t change much).

In San Francisco, a public health officer shot someone arguing “muh rights.” He was found to be innocent of wrongdoing. In Tuscon, a special “mask court” was established to prosecute people who argued “muh rights,” “it’s in the wash,” “you can’t make me” &c. The fine was $10 (about a day’s wages then).

theatlantic.com

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lizardofid  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:33:27am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The arguments today about masks (can’t breathe, muh rights, the Constitution) were the same arguments made in 1918 by conservatives (conservatism doesn’t change much).

In San Francisco, a public health officer shot someone arguing “muh rights.” He was found to be innocent of wrongdoing. In Tuscon, a special “mask court” was established to prosecute people who argued “muh rights,” “it’s in the wash,” “you can’t make me” &c. The fine was $10 (about a day’s wages then).

theatlantic.com

It’s right there on the Statue of Liberty!

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

//

Oh, good morning all!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:34:50am

let this sink in:

Reality TV host president of the united states retweets game show host “expert” opinion on coronavirus

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:35:43am

re: #72 lizardofid

It’s right there on the Statue of Liberty!

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

//

Oh, good morning all!

My brother-in-law has fallen down the rabbit hole of conservaderp regarding masks. He insists they cut down on your oxygen (he’s a science teacher in Texas).

My wife tore him apart over it. They aren’t speaking now. (Same brother-in-law who came to visit a few weeks ago.)

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HypnoToad  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:37:37am

This morning’s Comet NeoWise rising over Sunset Ridge in the San Gabriel mountains in Southern California.

250mm f/5.6 6 sec. exp. The comet has faded slightly over the last few days, but is still naked eye visible from urban skies.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:38:30am

re: #73 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

let this sink in:

Reality TV host president of the united states retweets game show host “expert” opinion on coronavirus

[Embedded content]

There is a doctored tweet claiming to be from AOC saying we need to keep the economy “shut down” until November to defeat Donald Trump.

That particular tweet is being spread by conservative parrots across Twitter.

The libertarians who run Twitter don’t care how many people are sickened or die as long as they can make money along the way. They will not put people in Twitter jail or suspend accounts which spread the doctored tweet.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:45:15am

re: #16 teleskiguy

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The recent polling proves the point that the GOP is a cult.

They believe Trump far more than they believe health experts like Dr. Fauci. That’s not by accident. Trump is a modern day Jim Jones who’s destroying the economy and his base is literally drinking the kool-aid. They’re continuing to refuse masking and claiming that covid19 is a hoax, and they’ll keep believing it right up to the moment that they get it and die. It’s only in those final moments that they realize the error of their ways.

That’s the problem. It’s all fake news right until they’re the ones directly and personally affected. Well, now that covid19 is burning through key GOP states, they’re realizing how the shit just got real. They’ve wasted six fucking months and refused to mask or prep for this contingency. You’ve got Ducey and DeSantis ignoring health experts, and refusing to shut things back down, despite every metric showing in the red. Deaths are rising once again, and the GOP does nothing.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:46:14am

re: #75 HypnoToad

Nice shot! I don’t have a clear sightline to be able to see it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:47:47am

re: #77 lawhawk

They’ve been a cult since Goldwater. It was only a matter of time until they graduated to genocide; what surprises me is why it took them so long.

That goes back to the anti-mask leagues of 1918. Conservatism has always been a cult.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:51:43am
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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 5:55:42am

Local hospital now reports no covid19 cases in the hospital at all for first time since March. I can only hope we keep that up as cases continue to get imported from out of state.

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HypnoToad  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:04:14am

re: #78 lawhawk

Comet NeoWise from Brackett Apt. Laverne, Ca.

Here’s a wider 75mm view in mid-dawn. It approximates the naked eye scene. Taken from a picnic area near the airport restaurant, where I disturbed several bunnies when I showed up at 4:15 this morning.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:07:58am

In the category of “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” this argument on Twitter went south real fast.

On the claim “atheists get paid” by someone (not George Soros apparently) to discredit religion:

Dude, we don’t want your wife. Grammar, how does it work? /s

LOL WUT? We have evidence for sex (and it’s mundane, not extraordinary) is a lie?

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sagehen  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:11:05am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Nebraska Supreme Court rejects request to let grads practice law without taking bar exam (Omaha World-Herald)

The argument before the state Supreme Court was whether graduates of law school here should be required to sit the bar exam as a group due to the epidemic. That is required by state law. The examination lasts two days.

We can’t give them provisional licenses without the Bar Exam for the simple reason that half of them were probably going to fail. That’s how Bar Exams play out every year in every State. Letting them practice means a bunch of clients were going to get sub-standard work.

My nephew’s entire med school class was sent to their internships early, without finishing their final year of schooling. But the difference there is that.the final year of med school is a series of 6-week rotations in various specialties; each of which is graded individually by the supervising clinician at that facility. If the rotations you didn’t get to yet are Dermatology, Psych, Rheumatology, or some others on the list, it doesn’t reflect on your ability to intern on a Covid ward. (there’s 24 specialties; you were only ever going to do rotations in seven or eight of them anyway, probably the ones you were thinking of applying to do your Residency in). Also, interns are known to be trainees and they’re pretty closely supervised, so people a few months short of graduation are already as good as anybody would expect interns to be.

(plus, y’know, EMERGENCY NEED FOR AS MUCH MEDICAL STAFF AS COULD BE FOUND).

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jeffreyw  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:11:07am

I’m much better and good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:13:41am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:14:21am
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plansbandc  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:15:21am

Welp, our numbers are starting to spike, so now we have to wear masks when exercising.

Fun times.

TX tourists helped spike our numbers as have the “muh freedumbs” won’t wear a mask folks, and the “our Governor is a tyrant” restaurant owners who are running their restaurants like there isn’t a plague.

Not sure any of us are gonna get out from under this pandemic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:16:59am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:17:46am

re: #84 sagehen

I get the idea you don’t want unqualified lawyers licensed. Accommodating the bar exam to include fewer people over more days, providing it via Internet (I admit I do not know if that is possible), &c.

All it’s going to take is a person who is not caught with a positive test, and viola (or maybe sting bass) we have a new cluster of Covid-19 cases.

Hence the argument before the court of would any of the justices sit to proctor (which I presume they deemed an irrelevant question, since it won’t affect them personally).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:19:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:25:21am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:25:25am

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:26:50am

re: #92 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fauci is polling better than Trump. It’s not so much that Trump has lost control of the narrative, it’s someone is getting more attention and is more popular than he is.

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lizardofid  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:27:44am

re: #94 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fauci is polling better than Trump. It’s not so much that Trump has lost control of the narrative, it’s someone is getting more attention and is more popular than he is.

Ratings!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:28:23am

Yay, my county is green!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:28:56am

re: #95 lizardofid

Ratings!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:30:46am

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yay, my county is green!

Yay, my county is only one of two in the state where if you are in a group of ten people, you have a >90% chance of one having Covid-19.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:32:15am

No he’s not dead, it’s his birthday.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:34:19am
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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:34:23am

re: #82 HypnoToad

I actually like that shot better than the first one.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:36:35am
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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:36:46am

Does anyone know if Joe Scarborough is sick? He’d been clearing his throat a lot on the show and now he hasn’t been on air for over a week.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:39:26am
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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:39:42am

Mifflinburg Pennsylvania. Smaller town, some history. And a great place to shop is Wengers Groceries.

This is my neck of the woods. jfc. I hope they go under but I’m sure there is more than enough cretins to allow their survival.
Read their signs. Weep for humanity.
I bet they follow all the safe food handling guidelines. Yeah.
And you only thought you saw stupid.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:40:46am
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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:40:50am

A few people have noted that the current logo was designed by a Native American in 1971. As if that makes it okay 50 years later.

What ever they call themselves, they’ll still be the doormat of the NFL East.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:41:13am

Today’s random recognition of karma points goes to Lizardofid, who has 4,102.

Congradumalashuns!

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mmmirele  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:41:56am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Nebraska Supreme Court rejects request to let grads practice law without taking bar exam (Omaha World-Herald)

The argument before the state Supreme Court was whether graduates of law school here should be required to sit the bar exam as a group due to the epidemic. That is required by state law. The examination lasts two days.

The Supreme Court here is meeting by Internet service rather than in-person. They know the issue is deadly. One question posed to the court by the plaintiffs was if the justices would be willing to sit in a room and proctor the two-day exam. That of course is not the point for a conservative.

The exam will require testing in advance for Covid-19. Anyone who tests positive will be deferred to a third exam later in the year set up for people who test positive.

It’s two weeks and two days to the Multistate Bar Exam, a 200 question multiple choice exam which, when I took it back in the day, consisted of mostly “what is the most WRONG answer” questions. (I wish I was lying, I’m not.) In Texas, it would have been the first day of a 2.5 day slog. (I believe this has since changed.) And if I was at this point in my studies and I didn’t know the circumstances of whether or not I was going to take the bar at the end of the month, I think I would be completely losing my shit right about now.

ETA: given how long it’s taking to get results back from labs, if you went and got tested now, yeah, you might have a result back by the bar exam, but who’s to say you don’t pick it up between now and the bar exam???

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:46:13am

David Frum/ the Atlantic

He says we have witnessed the “most conspicuous scandal in American history.”

“Although crucial details remain concealed, the core narrative has been visible from the start. An American private citizen worked with foreign spies to damage one presidential candidate and help the other. That president accepted the help. When caught, the private citizen lied. When the private citizen was punished, the president commuted his sentence.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:47:30am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:49:21am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:51:11am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:52:49am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 6:57:10am

Yikes.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:00:02am

Orange Satan is going to flip the fuck out about The Washington football team’s decision.

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BigPapa  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:05:13am

I’ve been noodling on a concept for a bit: the human as an economic engine. This is not a new idea but in the current climate it’s an interesting concept to juxtapose to the current science denying desperate capitalists. It’s clear they don’t give a fuck about preserving and growing real capital, they’re fine with smash and grab looting.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:05:49am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:06:42am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Who is this David Silverstone fellow? I don’t really follow the Twitterati so I have no idea who he is.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:11:25am

re: #119 Dr Lizardo

Beats the heck out of me.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:11:41am

re: #11 Belafon

Ted Cruz is counting on everyone else to do the right thing.

The trouble with that kind of thinking in the present circumstance is that there are too many people thinking that, while doing nothing, for it to work

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:11:49am

re: #119 Dr Lizardo

Who is this David Silverstone fellow? I don’t really follow the Twitterati so I have no idea who he is.

Some assumingly Bernie bro, he’s a socialist who’s showing supporting Pelosi’s opponent and who had something to do with the #PelosiMustGo hashtag.

I had to Google him because I had no idea.

Fixed

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BigPapa  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:16:57am

Long time we compare MAGAts to Jonestown cult members.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:19:16am

re: #31 Dread Pirate

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No it’s not those who “agree” with trump
It’s those who *enable* him

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:20:38am

re: #37 Cheechako

The wave is still growing in Alaska:

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Alaska reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, setting another new daily record

Looks like a scaled down version of what’s happening in the big states.

Alaska is a big state. ;-)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:22:15am

re: #120 lawhawk

Beats the heck out of me.

He is a Berner who pushes stuff against Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, and creeps on women and minor girls.

He blames his autism for that.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:26:47am

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:27:19am

Our friends and their little restaurant have survived the virus. They re-opened yesterday, but we are not welcome there. (Not the restaurant, that’s fine. We are not welcome in Italy because of Il Buffone.)

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HypnoToad  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:29:08am

It only took a comet and fifteen years to push this very infrequent poster over 1,000 karma! Booya!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:34:20am

re: #129 HypnoToad

Congradumalashuns!

I’m headed off to bed.

Something awful must be coming, the birds were never switched on. Perhaps the feral catopcalypse?

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:38:55am

re: #130 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Congradumalashuns!

I’m headed off to bed.

Something awful must be coming, the birds were never switched on. Perhaps the feral catopcalypse?

Got a feeling it’s gonna involve Roger Stone…and a very pissed off judge…

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A Mom Anon  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:41:00am

Sooo, LGF keeps crashing on my iphone8 this morning, but my desktop is working so far. I’m going to see how it works for me today. I love me some technology, even if I have no clue how to fix things when they go awry. Carry on. Happy Monday!

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:43:57am

And now we have a Chad making an asshole of himself because he won’t wear a mask.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:44:45am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My surprise, etc.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:45:49am

I see Herman Cain’s Twitter feed is active and assholeish as ever. I wonder who’s running it. As far so know he’s still in a hospital in Atlanta.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:46:27am

re: #113 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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toast fell, buttered side up.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:47:39am

re: #136 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

toast fell, buttered side up.

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FUBAR

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:49:08am

re: #136 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Collapse Of The Roman Empire.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:50:14am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:50:46am

re: #137 Targetpractice

FUBAR

buttered side up intended to imply some hope, all is not lost (yet)

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HypnoToad  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:50:56am

re: #136 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Rise of the Marching Morons.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:51:52am

re: #135 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I see Herman Cain’s Twitter feed is active and assholeish as ever. I wonder who’s running it. As far so know he’s still in a hospital in Atlanta.

He apparently mentions in the article it was a republican (I didn’t read it) but virally no one reads articles, only headlines. And they all know it (liking at you NYT, etc, etc, etc).

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BigPapa  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:52:42am

re: #139 nines09

I’m thinking Olympics myself:

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2020 • 7:57:41am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:07:08am

re: #133 🌹UOJB!

And now we have a Chad making an asshole of himself because he won’t wear a mask.bedded content]

It’s The Bronx. That’s almost a marriage proposal.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:09:19am

re: #109 mmmirele

It’s two weeks and two days to the Multistate Bar Exam, a 200 question multiple choice exam which, when I took it back in the day, consisted of mostly “what is the most WRONG answer” questions. (I wish I was lying, I’m not.) In Texas, it would have been the first day of a 2.5 day slog. (I believe this has since changed.) And if I was at this point in my studies and I didn’t know the circumstances of whether or not I was going to take the bar at the end of the month, I think I would be completely losing my shit right about now.

ETA: given how long it’s taking to get results back from labs, if you went and got tested now, yeah, you might have a result back by the bar exam, but who’s to say you don’t pick it up between now and the bar exam???

Kentucky canceled the July and September exams, scheduled an online exam in October, and is allowing applicants to practice so long as they are supervised by a licensed Attorney.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:13:07am

re: #143 BigPapa

Entirely too much time on his hands.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:17:40am

Tech jobs in a nutshell.

This is the guy who created Fast API - 1.5 years ago. It’s literally impossible to have 4+ years of experience doing a thing that existed for less than half that time.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:19:07am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:19:45am

re: #149 lawhawk

Oh, great. Fire-breathing polar bears. As if murder hornets weren’t enough.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:20:45am

re: #149 lawhawk

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DAMN! IT’S BEARZILLA!!!!!

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:21:22am
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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:21:55am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

Oh, great. Fire-breathing polar bears. As if murder hornets weren’t enough.

Godzursus.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:24:04am

re: #106 Belafon

It’s possible Putin is that bad at understanding US politics.

His KGB evaluation was that he was good at tactics but not at strategy.

The tactics that worked well in 2016 are much less effective this time around.

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:25:13am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:27:12am

re: #155 makeitstop

Wasn’t it 38 approval the other day?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:28:55am

re: #148 lawhawk

Sure would be nice to find out who the job posting company is - odds are they already have someone offshore for the position but have to go through the formalities of posting such a blatantly false ad and say they couldn’t find anyone domestically to fill it.

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Jay C  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:30:47am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

Oh, great. Fire-breathing polar bears. As if murder hornets weren’t enough.

Well, it must work for the bears: you see any murder hornets around?

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:35:11am

re: #148 lawhawk

Tech jobs in a nutshell.

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This is the guy who created Fast API - 1.5 years ago. It’s literally impossible to have 4+ years of experience doing a thing that existed for less than half that time.

“Mr. Ramirez, I see no certification for FastAPI on your CV. Please explain.”
///

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Jay C  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:36:25am

re: #155 makeitstop

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Notable that the approve/disapprove figures add up to 95.6% - presumably that means only 4.4% are undecided/no opinion. Which seems to be the norm for most polling: when it comes to Trump, opinions seem to be pretty baked-in at this point.
The big job is going to be translating those “opinions” into votes….

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:36:51am

re: #156 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Wasn’t it 38 approval the other day?

Not on 538; probably some poll.

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Nojay UK  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:39:37am

re: #158 Jay C

It’s possible the polar bear has murder-hornet-breath. If they were on fire that would actually be better for everyone (else).

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LadyBehir  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:41:57am

re: #105 nines09

I have shopped there. Shame, it isn’t a bad store. I prefer Wengerds, similar name, in Lycoming County, and the Surplus Outlet on 15. But, you can’t fix stupid.

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:43:35am

Is it possible that Trump didn’t really commute Stone, and just wanted the announcement? He’s tried that before…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:44:15am

re: #155 makeitstop

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Trump had a chance to do the right thing and get reelected; in early April his disapproval had dipped just below 50%. But his focus on the stock market and refusal to listen to Fauci has condemned hundreds of thousands to death and likely tanked his reelection bid. Even now, after allowing himself finally to be photographed in a mask, he attacks Fauci and retweets a lunatic has been claiming it’s all a hoax. Trump is demented, and we are all screwed until the adults finally arrive January 20.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:44:42am
CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis publicly downplayed New York’s role in providing his state with shipments of an antiviral drug to help combat the coronavirus pandemic after a staffer in The Sunshine State’s health department had privately praised the assistance, CNN has learned.

Speaking to reporters last Thursday, DeSantis pointedly denied that New York was helping his state’s Covid-19 response, stating, “They’re not helping us.”
“I think that someone reached out to our office about ventilators — we got 6,000 just sitting idle, so we don’t need it,” the governor added. “We are working with the federal government on some of the Remdesivir.”

But a set of emails first reported by Politco and later reviewed by CNN shows New York’s offer to send remdesivir to Florida had been well received before DeSantis dismissed the state’s role in securing shipments of the drug.

cbs12.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:45:01am

re: #165 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump had a chance to do the right thing and get reelected; in early April his disapproval had dipped just below 50%. But his focus on the stock market and refusal to listen to Fauci has condemned hundreds of thousands to death and likely tanked his reelection bid. Even now, after allowing himself finally to be photographed in a mask, he attacks Fauci and retweets a lunatic has been claiming it’s all a hoax. Trump is demented, and we are all screwed until the adults finally arrive January 20.

He was terrified at the thought of his resorts and hotels going bankrupt over loss of revenue.

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:47:00am

re: #166 Belafon

cbs12.com

What an asshole.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:47:25am

re: #164 makeitstop

That would make for a great LOL moment.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:47:46am

Update on SpaceX: Their two launches (Starlink and ANANSIS, a Korean milsat) are still on hold for the moment.

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:53:50am

re: #169 Dr Lizardo

That would make for a great LOL moment.

We’re all very lucky that he’s not both evil and adept.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:54:19am

My shocked face, etc.

A new government lawsuit filed in January alleges that Ivanka Trump illegally over-billed the non-profit Inauguration Committee to bilk expenses and benefit the Trump family. It doesn’t take an FBI agent with 30 years of experience to see that all that money pouring in, over $114 million for an inauguration committee, a number that vastly exceeded all previous inauguration funding, despite this being a smaller party. Rumors circulated that much of the money originated outside the United States, which operated as a big red light. Apparently that strobing right light proved too difficult to ignore, and the investigations started.

politicalflare.com

documentcloud.org

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:55:18am

re: #169 Dr Lizardo

That would make for a great LOL moment.

Garland has been looking and has found zero documentation.

This all might be Stone’s ultimate ratfuck.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 8:57:54am

re: #163 LadyBehir

I’m looking at that novel they posted and I’m happy to say “thanks for letting me know just who you are.”
I’ll never go there. I bet they follow all the food safety guidelines.
Nope.

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:02:14am

Interesting theory here…

Wouldn’t put it past him. Stone must know after all these years how easy it is to play Trump.

The commutation could very well be a forgery.

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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:02:25am

re: #173 makeitstop

Garland has been looking and has found zero documentation.

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This all might be Stone’s ultimate ratfuck.

Everything I’ve been seeing says that you can’t qualify for commutation unless you’re already in jail. You also can’t receive commutation if you’re appealing your case, which Stone is doing. Another legal shit show.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:02:41am

re: #155 makeitstop

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How can only 56% disapprove and how can 39.6% approve? How mindless do you have to be to support this monster? Or maybe not mindless — just evil.

OTOH, maybe this just demonstrates how gullible people really are and how brainwashing really pays off. Most of us don’t have the expertise or knowledge or time to evaluate the truth of various statements about science or history or the state of the world — we have to rely on others, whom we trust, to provide us the information. We need objective analysis by others to reach a coherent decision. And we don’t have agreed upon authorities that all — or a majority — accept. So too many just default to their favorite Faux News programs, their pastors, or their weekly newsletters from Newt Gingrich.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:02:59am

So wait, all those media outlets reported Trump commuted Stones sentence without one shred of proof??

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Jay C  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:03:24am

re: #164 makeitstop

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Is it possible that Trump didn’t really commute Stone, and just wanted the announcement? He’s tried that before…

Or, a simpler explanation might just be Trump Administration SOP: The Orange Anus made a well-publicized BFD about commuting Stone’s sentence, then left it up to some flunky (Bill Barr, probably) to actually DO the paperwork, not knowing or caring what procedures actually had to be followed (and over a weekend, besides). These folks really don’t do “procedure” very well…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:03:42am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

So wait, all those media outlets reported Trump commuted Stones sentence without one shred of proof??

Would be par for the course…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:03:53am

re: #173 makeitstop

Does Trump have to wait until Stone is actually physically in a prison cell before he commutes the sentence? Maybe that’s why he can’t find anything. If that’s the case, I would think that someone on the White House legal staff would’ve told Trump, “Sure you can commute his sentence, but he has to serve x number of days before you do it.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:05:01am

re: #176 stpaulbear

Everything I’ve been seeing says that you can’t qualify for commutation unless you’re already in jail. You also can’t receive commutation if you’re appealing your case, which Stone is doing. Another legal shit show.

That answers my #181.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:05:13am

re: #179 Jay C

Or, a simpler explanation might just be Trump Administration SOP: The Orange Anus made a well-publicized BFD about commuting Stone’s sentence, then left it up to some flunky (Bill Barr, probably) to actually DO the paperwork, not knowing or caring what procedures actually had to be followed (and over a weekend, besides). These folks really don’t do “procedure” very well…

Paperwork is for Little People.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:05:36am

re: #166 Belafon

cbs12.com

DeSantis is playing politics while the death toll soars in FL from covid19 and cases reach new highs almost daily.

Florida is seeing more cases than at any time during the worst of the NY outbreak. The only difference is the death toll at this point. It’s a function of where the cases are and who’s getting infected. But with widespread infection - and the percentage of tests coming back positive remains high, it means that covid19 is spreading out of control, it’s a matter of time before it hits the nursing home / retirement community set.

And the deaths may still be getting undercounted thanks to GOPers playing politics.

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:06:07am

re: #176 stpaulbear

Everything I’ve been seeing says that you can’t qualify for commutation unless you’re already in jail. You also can’t receive commutation if you’re appealing your case, which Stone is doing. Another legal shit show.

Stone is supposed to go to prison tomorrow.

No paperwork? I’d say Judge Berman Jackson will have him remanded.

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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:06:30am

You can take or leave Glenn Kirshner, but he talks a lot about the Stone situation in this video.

Trump Frees Stone, Barr Imprisons Cohen. The Goal Is The Same: Silence Witnesses to Protect Trump

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:07:13am

re: #176 stpaulbear

Everything I’ve been seeing says that you can’t qualify for commutation unless you’re already in jail. You also can’t receive commutation if you’re appealing your case, which Stone is doing. Another legal shit show.

Donald Trump: “I’m The President - I can do whatever I want.”

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:07:41am

re: #175 makeitstop

Interesting theory here…

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Wouldn’t put it past him. Stone must know after all these years how easy it is to play Trump.

The commutation could very well be a forgery.

I think this is all being floated to get the judge to dismiss the case since a commutation would be the ultimate endpoint.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:08:26am

re: #176 stpaulbear

Everything I’ve been seeing says that you can’t qualify for commutation unless you’re already in jail. You also can’t receive commutation if you’re appealing your case, which Stone is doing. Another legal shit show.

This mirrors the Arpaio situation, where he never actually got sentenced but Trump acted anyways.

It’s clear that Trump did this out of purely personal reasons - to protect himself, not because of any miscarriage of justice.

Biden should request a constitutional amendment to explicitly adjust the pardon/commutation power to exclude any effort to personally benefit from the commutation/pardon directly or indirectly. You would need to have a showing of why there was a miscarriage of justice - saying it isn’t enough.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:11:57am

re: #189 lawhawk

This mirrors the Arpaio situation, where he never actually got sentenced but Trump acted anyways.

It’s clear that Trump did this out of purely personal reasons - to protect himself, not because of any miscarriage of justice.

Biden should request a constitutional amendment to explicitly adjust the pardon/commutation power to exclude any effort to personally benefit from the commutation/pardon directly or indirectly. You would need to have a showing of why there was a miscarriage of justice - saying it isn’t enough.

I thought that a president couldn’t do this if it was specifically talked to presidential crimes.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:12:24am

re: #85 jeffreyw

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I’m much better and good morning!

Western good morning, and glad to know you’re doing better!

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danarchy  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:14:28am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

So wait, all those media outlets reported Trump commuted Stones sentence without one shred of proof??

Well the Whitehouse released a statement saying that Trump signed an executive grant of clemency. Generally that should be all the proof needed, with this whitehouse *shrug*

whitehouse.gov

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:15:56am

re: #177 Hecuba’s daughter

How can only 56% disapprove and how can 39.6% approve? How mindless do you have to be to support this monster? Or maybe not mindless — just evil.

OTOH, maybe this just demonstrates how gullible people really are and how brainwashing really pays off. Most of us don’t have the expertise or knowledge or time to evaluate the truth of various statements about science or history or the state of the world — we have to rely on others, whom we trust, to provide us the information. We need objective analysis by others to reach a coherent decision. And we don’t have agreed upon authorities that all — or a majority — accept. So too many just default to their favorite Faux News programs, their pastors, or their weekly newsletters from Newt Gingrich.

Answer—The 39.6% are racists!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:16:47am

re: #192 danarchy

Well the Whitehouse released a statement saying that Trump signed an executive grant of clemency. Generally that should be all the proof needed, with this whitehouse *shrug*

whitehouse.gov

One would assume there’s actual paperwork that needs to be filed.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:18:54am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

So wait, all those media outlets reported Trump commuted Stones sentence without one shred of proof??

The WH did announce that Trump was commuting Roger Stone’s sentence. One can argue that you cannot take anything they say at face value, but they repeatedly confirmed that’s what Trump was doing. The fact that the paperwork wasn’t completed — or even started — would be totally consistent with their modus operandi.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:20:13am

Mandatory Cooper photo.
So he can stay up late…..ter

Bounced Out Cooper

Stay safe.
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:20:39am

re: #175 makeitstop

Interesting theory here…

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Wouldn’t put it past him. Stone must know after all these years how easy it is to play Trump.

The commutation could very well be a forgery.

if that were the case, we’re entering interesting territory

proven to be a forgery, stone et al are in even more hot water.
and if trump relented, - well that’s kind of blackmail-ish, isnt it?
it’s gotta mean the commutation is no good, right?

or trump ‘i was gonna do it anyway’???

my aching head

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:22:23am

re: #181 Dr Lizardo

Does Trump have to wait until Stone is actually physically in a prison cell before he commutes the sentence? Maybe that’s why he can’t find anything. If that’s the case, I would think that someone on the White House legal staff would’ve told Trump, “Sure you can commute his sentence, but he has to serve x number of days before you do it.”

really?
the gang that cant do anything straight?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:24:34am

re: #189 lawhawk

This mirrors the Arpaio situation, where he never actually got sentenced but Trump acted anyways.

It’s clear that Trump did this out of purely personal reasons - to protect himself, not because of any miscarriage of justice.

Biden should request a constitutional amendment to explicitly adjust the pardon/commutation power to exclude any effort to personally benefit from the commutation/pardon directly or indirectly. You would need to have a showing of why there was a miscarriage of justice - saying it isn’t enough.

r’s might very well sign on to that, knowing it might limit a D’s power in the future.

though can i say a D probably wouldnt do that in the first place?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:24:49am

re: #105 nines09

Mifflinburg Pennsylvania. Smaller town, some history. And a great place to shop is Wengers Groceries.

This is my neck of the woods. jfc. I hope they go under but I’m sure there is more than enough cretins to allow their survival.
Read their signs. Weep for humanity.
I bet they follow all the safe food handling guidelines. Yeah.
And you only thought you saw stupid.

From their posted notice:

Face masks when worn in doors could cause high levels of Carbon Dioxide-CO2. According to SCIENCE AIRTHINGS.

Which is true, actually, since there is little air inside doors.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:26:01am

re: #106 Belafon

Putin is doing the work and handing the win to China. Some strategy.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:26:04am

And it’s time for Karen On The Hour®

Pro-Trump radio host fired after racist tirade against construction crew for speaking Spanish

New Hampshire pro-Trump radio host Dianna Ploss has been fired after she filmed herself harassing and berating a construction crew for speaking Spanish to one another.

According to the Daily Mail, Ploss was headed to work on July 10 when she passed by a construction crew and overheard a white worker speaking Spanish to his co-workers.

“Are you speaking English? It’s America. English. English. English,” she says to the workers.

dailymail.co.uk

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danarchy  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:26:14am

re: #197 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

if that were the case, we’re entering interesting territory

proven to be a forgery, stone et al are in even more hot water.
and if trump relented, - well that’s kind of blackmail-ish, isnt it?
it’s gotta mean the commutation is no good, right?

or trump ‘i was gonna do it anyway’???

my aching head

That interesting territory is CT territory. I don’t think we need to invoke any of that here. Trump has been making noises about commuting Stone’s sentence since the beginning, Occam’s razor says that is all that happened here.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:26:36am

re: #200 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

From their posted notice:

Which is true, actually, since there is little air inside doors.

Beyond stupid. And they handle food.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:29:03am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:29:03am

re: #105 nines09

Mifflinburg Pennsylvania. Smaller town, some history. And a great place to shop is Wengers Groceries.

This is my neck of the woods. jfc. I hope they go under but I’m sure there is more than enough cretins to allow their survival.
Read their signs. Weep for humanity.
I bet they follow all the safe food handling guidelines. Yeah.
And you only thought you saw stupid.

half the bullshit on that sign has nothing to do with your 30 minutes inside the store

oh, and idiots.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:29:40am

Today is Sir Patrick Stewarts 80th birthday.

Damn fine actor.

Damn fine human being too.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:30:33am

re: #203 danarchy

That interesting territory is CT territory. I don’t think we need to invoke any of that here. Trump has been making noises about commuting Stone’s sentence since the beginning, Occam’s razor says that is all that happened here.

I don’t think they meant forgery in the fake document sense. I think they were using it to mean vaporware: Something announced that isn’t real. And it could still get Stone in hot water with the judge.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:31:41am

re: #206 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

To think someone took the time to think that out, write it and then post it……
and think it was a great idea.
Amish area also. Parking lot has buggy hitches.
Git aught.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:32:04am

re: #208 Belafon

I don’t think they meant forgery in the fake document sense. I think they were using it to mean vaporware: Something announced that isn’t real. And it could still get Stone in hot water with the judge.

at this moment, and unless something changes, stone has to report to jail

a presidential tweet or WH announcement doesnt cut it

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:35:25am

re: #208 Belafon

I don’t think they meant forgery in the fake document sense. I think they were using it to mean vaporware: Something announced that isn’t real. And it could still get Stone in hot water with the judge.

Forgery was a bad choice of words.

‘Fake’ would cover it, seeing as how there appears to be no paperwork supporting the commutation.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:36:20am

re: #202 🌹UOJB!

She pretty much fired herself by uploading the video of her harassing behavior.

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retired cynic  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:37:30am

Mueller called it: Trump got the testimony he wanted, then commutes Stone’s sentence
“[Trump] knows I was under enormous pressure to turn on him,” Stone told a journalist, in explaining the possible transaction. Robert Mueller suspected this was a scenario, according to recently-unsealed information in a less-redacted version of the Mueller report.
by Charlotte Klein, Vanity Fair

apropos of what we’ve been talking about:

And later that night, in a statement announcing the “Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr.” signed by Trump, the White House declared Stone to be “a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.” Politico notes that unlike an outright pardon, which would absolve Stone completely, a commutation allows Stone to proceed with an appeal of his conviction.

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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:37:42am

re: #196 nines09

Bounced Out Cooper

Pooped out Cooper?

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:40:05am

re: #214 stpaulbear

Pooped Coop.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:40:20am

re: #209 nines09

To think someone took the time to think that out, write it and then post it……
and think it was a great idea.
Amish area also. Parking lot has buggy hitches.
Git aught.

another reason why i keep telling mrs dm that i’m never leaving the house (mostly)
florida is raging red - the entire state is ‘on fire’ because of thinking like this
and while broward county is five alarming, our little corner seems to be ok.
we’ll be fine if we mostly dont leave our neighborhood.

broward county and our local 3 towns require masks
they are serious. signage is required on every business.
phone numbers to report. and fines etc. they’ve forced some closings, not a lot.
mask usage is well over 95%. in publix it’s close to 100%. no karens or demonstrators.
outside in front of a store vs in may be questionable
and noses slip out - i’d guess some on purpose.

but man, the dense stupidity in this country…

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:41:36am
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retired cynic  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:43:22am

Three corporations backing a California initiative to incarcerate more people
Judd Legum, popular information

The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others have sparked a national reckoning on the criminal justice system. There is a growing consensus that the law enforcement apparatus in the United States is plagued with systemic racism and needs reform. But when voters in California, the country’s most populous state, go to the polls in November, they will consider a ballot initiative that rolls back prior reforms to make the legal system more fair and equitable. The initiative, known as Proposition 20, is being financed in part by corporations that, in recent days, have publicly declared their commitment to racial justice.

Wait til you read about the Democrat! whose brainchild this is!

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danarchy  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:44:06am

re: #217 goddamnedfrank

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My pet peeve is people recording rants from their cars while they are driving. I honestly don’t care how righteous your rant is, wait till you get home, or if you just can’t wait, pull the hell over.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:44:07am

I remember when Johnstown PA was bright blue.

Now thanks to the Republican Bullshit Machine it’s deep red.

politico.com

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

Read the article and see how Johnstown’s racism is now out in the open. And don’t be surprised at the end of the article when you see what they say “NFL” stands for.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:47:46am

What do you call a guy Karen? A Cary?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:48:06am

re: #219 danarchy

My pet peeve is people recording rants from their cars while they are driving. I honestly don’t care how righteous your rant is, wait till you get home, or if you just can’t wait, pull the hell over.

Yeah those get me too. Mother fuckers really do feel deceptively cocooned in cars is where I think both phenomena originate.

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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:48:26am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

Today is Sir Patrick Stewarts 80th birthday.

Damn fine actor.

Damn fine human being too.

I got to see Stewart and Mercedes Ruehl play George and Martha in The Guthrie Theater’s 2001 production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff. It was kind of hard not to compare it to the Liz and Dick movie, but it was fun seeing Stewart play frumpy and bitter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:49:03am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

Today is Sir Patrick Stewarts 80th birthday.

Damn fine actor.

Damn fine human being too.

But Picard still sucked…

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:49:11am

re: #216 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Every store has a mask required sign.
No enforcement.
Then you have the dipshits who crowd you. Had a fucking lady bounce into me in the checkout line at Lowes yesterday. I stepped forward to hold a barcode up and she just walked right the fuck into me.
Completely oblivious to where she was. I just turned and glared at her. She laughed and said sorry.
I never liked people who crawled up my ass as I stood in line to begin with. Now? I’m nuts.
My county has 2 deaths, and when our Governor uses words like “Green” it’s like the war is over, whoopee, let’s all party.
Our strip is wide open. Dining, shopping, etc. Some places have a person at the door, most don’t even wipe down.
Me and my wife are doing just as you and yours. Limited shopping, no personal contact with friends and I ain’t going to a bar or restaurant until I feel right about it.
Probably be a year until we get a bass player and rehearse and play.
Maybe never, because it comes down to “Do I really want to be in this place?”
Stupid is as thick as flies on shit around here.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:50:56am

re: #221 The Pie Overlord!

What do you call a guy Karen? A Cary?

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A fucking racist asshat.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:51:11am

re: #221 The Pie Overlord!

What do you call a guy Karen? A Cary?

Karen

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Jay C  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:51:49am

re: #220 🌹UOJB!

I remember when Johnstown PA was bright blue.

Now thanks to the Republican Bullshit Machine it’s deep red.

politico.com

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

Read the article and see how Johnstown’s racism is now out in the open. And don’t be surprised at the end of the article when you see what they say “NFL” stands for.

Just a note: not sure how much attitudes may have changed in Johnstown in the interim (probably not all that much) but that article is from November, 2017.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:55:43am
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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:56:17am

re: #225 nines09

Probably be a year until we get a bass player and rehearse and play.
Maybe never, because it come down to “Do I really want to be in this place?”
Stupid is as thick as flies on shit around here.

I gave notice to all of my bands that I’m out until at least January. Kind of a moot point, since all my gigs save one have been canceled. The guy who owns 5 beach bars told us he’s writing off the entire season. And any type of indoor show is a hard nope for me.

But even if the shows weren’t canceled I’d bail anyway. We’re up to our elbows in knuckleheads around here, and when there’s alcohol involved they really get stupid.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:56:42am

re: #229 Charles Johnson

Former WH chief of staff Mick Mulvaney criticizes the coronavirus testing response in new op-ed: “My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she didn’t qualify. That is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic.”

then there is only one person he can complain to, the one who promised us that everybody who wants a test will be tested…

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:56:46am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:57:27am

re: #230 makeitstop

I gave notice to all of my bands that I’m out until at least January. Kind of a moot point, since all my gigs save one have been canceled. The guy who owns 5 beach bars told us he’s writing off the entire season. And any type of indoor show is a hard nope for me.

But even if the shows weren’t canceled I’d bail anyway. We’re up to our elbows in knuckleheads around here, and when there’s alcohol involved they really get stupid.

I still have a handful of outdoor gigs but cannot imagine doing an inside venue for the time being.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:57:46am
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wrenchwench  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:59:34am

re: #221 The Pie Overlord!

What do you call a guy Karen? A Cary?

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The mayor of my town is named Biff. Has some potential. Not really a name, tho…..

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sagehen  Jul 13, 2020 • 9:59:50am

re: #177 Hecuba’s daughter

How can only 56% disapprove and how can 39.6% approve? How mindless do you have to be to support this monster? Or maybe not mindless — just evil.

Between Sinclair, Fox and Rush Limbaugh, a broad swathe of America simply doesn’t ever hear a great deal of the information we rely on. The right wing communication complex, and Facebook bullshit, is it.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:01:30am

re: #229 Charles Johnson

Each of these incidents is the micro- of believing in inherent hierarchy.

A bad thing is only a bad thing when it happens to someone above an arbitrary line.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:02:56am
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retired cynic  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:04:03am

The Descendants: Photographer Drew Gardner Recreates Portraits of Historically Significant Figures, This is Colossal

This is a really fascinating group of sets of photographs. This is my favorite, for the expression and grace: Emeline Pankhurst and her great granddaughter, Helen Pankhurst.

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retired cynic  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:04:41am

re: #239 retired cynic

Forgot the image!

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:05:17am

Cuomo, no longer fucking around.

New York’s numbers are low, and we want to keep it that way.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:05:42am

re: #225 nines09

Every store has a mask required sign.
No enforcement.
Then you have the dipshits who crowd you. Had a fucking lady bounce into me in the checkout line at Lowes yesterday. I stepped forward to hold a barcode up and she just walked right the fuck into me.
Completely oblivious to where she was. I just turned and glared at her. She laughed and said sorry.
I never liked people who crawled up my ass as I stood in line to begin with. Now? I’m nuts.
My county has 2 deaths, and when our Governor uses words like “Green” it’s like the war is over, whoopee, let’s all party.
Our strip is wide open. Dining, shopping, etc. Some places have a person at the door, most don’t even wipe down.
Me and my wife are doing just as you and yours. Limited shopping, no personal contact with friends and I ain’t going to a bar or restaurant until I feel right about it.
Probably be a year until we get a bass player and rehearse and play.
Maybe never, because it comes down to “Do I really want to be in this place?”
Stupid is as thick as flies on shit around here.

I live in a world of masks and six-foot distance markers on the floors. You have my sympathy.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:07:29am

re: #240 retired cynic

Forgot the image!

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That’s so fucking cool! I love these kinds of projects.

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A Cranky One  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:08:55am

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:10:42am

re: #230 makeitstop

I gave notice to all of my bands that I’m out until at least January. Kind of a moot point, since all my gigs save one have been canceled. The guy who owns 5 beach bars told us he’s writing off the entire season. And any type of indoor show is a hard nope for me.

But even if the shows weren’t canceled I’d bail anyway. We’re up to our elbows in knuckleheads around here, and when there’s alcohol involved they really get stupid.

Well our bass player died and we were booked to do a show and got a very good bass player to come and go through our sets and we were going to do that show and then work out how and what to do next.
Then CV showed up.
I met once with my drummer, who plays with a few other acts, and his stuff was cancelled except for a private outside party for a group he’s done for years.
A guitarist who I know moved away and came up here to play a Public House outside last Friday. He’s got bookings. He’s got to be fucking stupid. Lancaster to York to Williamsport and he lives outside Lebanon.
Nope. Nope. Nope.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:11:12am

It’s a little jarring to open FB and find one of those “It’s your friend EP’s Birthday today! Send him a message” when EP killed himself a couple of years ago.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:11:53am

re: #225 nines09

Every store has a mask required sign.
No enforcement.
Then you have the dipshits who crowd you. Had a fucking lady bounce into me in the checkout line at Lowes yesterday. I stepped forward to hold a barcode up and she just walked right the fuck into me.
Completely oblivious to where she was. I just turned and glared at her. She laughed and said sorry.
I never liked people who crawled up my ass as I stood in line to begin with. Now? I’m nuts.
My county has 2 deaths, and when our Governor uses words like “Green” it’s like the war is over, whoopee, let’s all party.
Our strip is wide open. Dining, shopping, etc. Some places have a person at the door, most don’t even wipe down.
Me and my wife are doing just as you and yours. Limited shopping, no personal contact with friends and I ain’t going to a bar or restaurant until I feel right about it.
Probably be a year until we get a bass player and rehearse and play.
Maybe never, because it comes down to “Do I really want to be in this place?”
Stupid is as thick as flies on shit around here.

read this earlier today

7 takeaways from Disney World’s July reopening

it starts with this

I’ve visited Disney’s parks in California and Florida too many times to count. The world’s changed since my last visit. Most recently, news of Covid-19 cases in Florida skyrocketing have been hard to ignore. But I donned my mask and packed my sanitizer because I was ready to see what this new Disney had in store for its guests. My goal: Find what’s changed at Disney, what remains the same and whether the magic of the experience was enough to offset the discomfort of wearing a face covering.

then the conclusion

Ultimately, there is no easy answer to deciding whether a trip to Disney at this time is worth it. How much Disney magic is needed to justify the cost — and abide by the enhanced health and safety protocols — is a matter of personal preference.
Ultimately, to me, it felt like an almost-normal Disney vacation.
There were a lot of things I wish I could have done. I missed not being able to have a tiki drink at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, where the decorations come alive, but here’s what I found: When I was doing other cool things, it was easy to forget about what I was missing.
That’s Disney’s magic — making it feel like whatever you’re doing at that moment is the most magical thing on Earth.

worth it
justify the cost
things i couldnt do
and the disney magic

NOT ONE WORD about whether any of this is worth the risk to you and your family’s health, future medical status, finances (medically affected) OR POSSIBLY DYING

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:12:12am

Karma is beating the fuck out of Florida:

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:13:12am

re: #241 makeitstop

New York’s numbers are low, and we want to keep it that way.

What methods are they going to use to validate the info they are being given is accurate? I can easily see the yokels giving bogus data and/or just shutting their phones off or using burner phones.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:14:42am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I can tell you what the Mississippi sun does to albums left in the trunk of a black ‘61 Ford for 6 hours. It is not pretty nor were they playable any longer.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:14:50am

re: #247 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

And all she is saying is “WHAT ABOUT ME? WHAT ABOUT ME? WHAT ABOUT ME?”
Applebees appetizers kills hundreds.
Film at 11.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:15:00am

re: #241 makeitstop

Cuomo, no longer fucking around.

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New York’s numbers are low, and we want to keep it that way.

And how do you enforce that? Are there state troopers stopping all vehicles entering the state to determine where they are coming from? Does every arrival at the airports have to list what states they have visited? And every arrival at bus stations and train stations? And how about residents who have traveled to hot spots? They could be bringing the virus back with them. Shouldn’t they all be forced to self-quarantine?

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:16:05am

re: #248 Targetpractice

When he dies the GOP will issue a statement saying he had “other outstanding health issues.”

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:16:36am

re: #92 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Always that 26 - 27% of morons.

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makeitstop  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:18:20am

re: #245 nines09

Well our bass player died and we were booked to do a show and got a very good bass player to come and go through our sets and we were going to do that show and then work out how and what to do next.
Then CV showed up.
I met once with my drummer, who plays with a few other acts, and his stuff was cancelled except for a private outside party for a group he’s done for years.
A guitarist who I know moved away and came up here to play a Public House outside last Friday. He’s got bookings. He’s got to be fucking stupid. Lancaster to York to Williamsport and he lives outside Lebanon.
Nope. Nope. Nope.

I’m seeing more of my friends rushing to play again, and I really worry for them. Which from the look of it is more than they’re doing for themselves.

A friend with a pretty successful tribute band got fed up with being in NY while the virus was raging here, so he went to Florida where he owns a condo. I spoke to him when he first left and he was all ‘Fed up with the bullshit’ and ragey against Cuomo.

Talked to him Saturday. He said he should have just stayed in New York.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:21:48am

re: #255 makeitstop

I’m seeing more of my friends rushing to play again, and I really worry for them. Which from the look of it is more than they’re doing for themselves.

A friend with a pretty successful tribute band got fed up with being in NY while the virus was raging here, so he went to Florida where he owns a condo. I spoke to him when he first left and he was all ‘Fed up with the bullshit’ and ragey against Cuomo.

Talked to him Saturday. He said he should have just stayed in New York.

A fiddle player friend from Arizona, one who was present at one of my first professional gigs in 1984 and at one of my last gigs in the US in 1988, died of Corona in May.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:24:59am

re: #255 makeitstop

Frying pan into the fire.
Can’t fix stupid but stupid can cripple and kill.
To say this shit show has not affected me deeply would be a gigantic lie.
I can’t even look at some people anymore. I hold them in complete and utter contempt.
I haven’t been commenting outside of Cooper photos because I get nuts.
So many people I thought I knew.
Nope.
Oh, and as an extra added bonus, more Trump signs went up last week in yards in my neighborhood.
At. This. Stage.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:26:23am

The latest polls updated at electoral-vote.com show Biden tied with Rump in Arizona, but the real news is Biden now leading by 2 points in TEXAS

Between this and the latest reports that GOP candidates are desperately scrambling for campaign cash this close to election day, Rump and his cohorts appear to be toast.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:26:46am

re: #116 Ace Rothstein

Orange Satan is going to flip the fuck out about The Washington football team’s decision.

Maybe he would feel better if the changed the name to the Orangeskins. Fans can still call them “The Skins” and Donny will have a tribute team.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:26:59am

re: #253 nines09

When he dies the GOP will issue a statement saying he had “other outstanding health issues.”

Or he comes back and remains The colossal asshole he is.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:28:04am

re: #260 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Or he comes back and remains The colossal asshole he is.

Republicans look at that as validation.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:28:45am

re: #252 Hecuba’s daughter

And how do you enforce that? Are there state troopers stopping all vehicles entering the state to determine where they are coming from? Does every arrival at the airports have to list what states they have visited? And every arrival at bus stations and train stations? And how about residents who have traveled to hot spots? They could be bringing the virus back with them. Shouldn’t they all be forced to self-quarantine?

Yes. They set up police at the Louisiana border here in Texas, took your name, entered it in a database, found out where you were going, and tracked you. He doesn’t mean out of state residents, he means those who have traveled out of state.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:29:12am

Florida official who opposed local mask mandate in ‘critical condition’ with COVID-19

A public official in Florida who voted against a resolution requiring people wear face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus is now in critical condition after being infected by the disease.

Local news station News 4 Jax reports that St. Johns County Commissioner Paul Waldron has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and his daughter posted on Facebook late last week that he went into septic shock and has “many organs struggling.”

THIS is what happens when you put politics over commonsense.

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jaunte  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:29:14am

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nines09  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:30:50am

I have to get some chores done.
Be back later maybe.
Stay safe.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:33:23am

re: #258 (((Archangel1)))

The latest polls updated to electoral-vote.com has Biden tied with tRump in Arizona, but the real news is Biden now leading by 2 points in TEXAS

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Between this and the latest reports that GOP candidates are desperately scrambling for campaign cash this close to election day, Rump and his cohorts appear to be toast.

I won’t believe in good news unless it’s November 4th and the actual votes have shown that the Democrats won. In late July 1988, Dukakis had a commanding 56-38 lead over Bush. Different time — different style candidates — but a demonstration that numbers can change in the blink of an eye.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:35:55am

re: #253 nines09

When he dies the GOP will issue a statement saying he had “other outstanding health issues.”

well, we can see that already from his photo…

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sagehen  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:40:07am

re: #242 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I live in a world of masks and six-foot distance markers on the floors. You have my sympathy.

in NYC, we’ve even got distance markings in the public parks.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:42:47am

re: #246 Barefoot Grin

It’s a little jarring to open FB and find one of those “It’s your friend EP’s Birthday today! Send him a message” when EP killed himself a couple of years ago.

Hey, BFG (BG?)

Where was that tull show with the rose you mentioned yesterday?
I have that memory
Upstate NY, late 70s

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A Mom Anon  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:45:07am

re: #248 Targetpractice

See this is one of those “signs from God” I was talking about yesterday at some point. You know the morons among us on Facebook are seeing these stories or hearing of them. This is the sign their dumb shit isn’t working and they still proceed. They literally only believe this is real when they are dying from it after likely being a disease vector themselves.

If anything, IF we manage to survive this, this shows us we have got to do better with science in schools with a focus on how science actually evolves and changes as new data/information is discovered. We also need to look at the current textbook system and have a national minimum standard that every public and private school must meet for graduation from high school and it has to begin in kindergarten. Common Core is too scary for them, name it something else and tweak it some more. Something has to change.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:50:06am

re: #258 (((Archangel1)))

The latest polls updated to electoral-vote.com show Biden tied with tRump in Arizona, but the real news is Biden now leading by 2 points in TEXAS

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Between this and the latest reports that GOP candidates are desperately scrambling for campaign cash this close to election day, Rump and his cohorts appear to be toast.

If Joe has Texas AND Florida in his column it’s MOTHERFATHERING GAME OVER for the Tangsnorter!

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 13, 2020 • 10:54:18am

re: #246 Barefoot Grin

It’s a little jarring to open FB and find one of those “It’s your friend EP’s Birthday today! Send him a message” when EP killed himself a couple of years ago.

In my circle in the disabled community, I see that every day. I just lost my neighbor and best friend last week. FB will be sure to remind me of our loss everyday (“our”—she was a prominent activist in my town).


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