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Sherlock Hound  Jul 14, 2020 • 8:58:12pm

GOTV

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 8:59:51pm

dɯnɹ┴ ǝnbnℲ

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:01:48pm
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Dread Pirate  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:04:51pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:05:50pm

Local conservative corruption.

Cindy Drake, a librarian who’s worked at the state history society for 43 years, was placed on paid “investigatory leave” for a week on Friday afternoon, a couple of hours after reading a critical statement to the History Nebraska Board of Trustees.

Most of the criticism was directed at the agency’s director, Trevor Jones, who Drake maintains has engaged in a campaign to force her to retire over the past four years.

omaha.com

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Jason Munro  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:07:40pm

uckfay umptray

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:10:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:13:04pm
A COVID-19 scam is making the rounds.

The Better Business Bureau warns of scammers leaving or sending messages explaining that you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The message provides a link for more information, but the link can contain malware that downloads to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Another version of the scam, officials said, involves a robocall claiming to be part of “contact and tracing efforts.” It asks individuals to verify personal information.

With some people already wary of contact tracing, scammers are making it worse here.

Public Health districts, county and city health departments here always contact people by telephone and identify who they are. If a person is unsure whether the call is legitimate, they can call the health department and verify the caller.

omaha.com

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Dread Pirate  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:13:41pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:20:27pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:21:06pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:24:06pm

Well, after the Independence Day Rodeo at Camp Clark here went swimmingly, creating a Covid-19 outbreak, Cheyenne County pushes ahead with their county fair.

One of the annual events in Cheyenne County is the county fair. There is the viewing of crafts, including clothing designs, animal shows and auction, carnival, concerts and many other events.

Many of this year’s events have been put on hold. The good news is the majority of the 4-H programs will remain.

The livestock judging and showing, and the numerous other programs, from clothing construction to static exhibits, will be conducted. However, this year, 4-H members will be the only ones in the exhibit building and the pavilion. The goal is to keep participants healthy, according to Laura Narjes. 4-H Extension Educator. She added they also want to return more normalcy to the community. However, the return of normalcy has to be done under public health guidelines including Panhandle Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Nebraska’s Directed.

County Fair 4-H Events On Schedule (Sidney, Nebr. Sun-Telegraph, more at the link)

I have a better way to “return to normalcy”: Cancel public events like this for a few weeks.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:25:29pm

From a California mfg biz pal-

All day long today at work. “Will you be open tomorrow?” “Will we have warning of closing?” “What if I can’t come to get my castings?” Various fellow employees stressing about being sick or getting exposed. Feeling hot? Might be a fever might just be 100 degrees and a two-block walk and a long wait for the elevator. Then you set off the fever alarm on the thermometer trying to get in to work…

Do the job dodge the bullet and try not to explode at nonmask Plandemic assholes.

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:27:43pm
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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:29:07pm

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, after the Independence Day Rodeo at Camp Clark here went swimmingly, creating a Covid-19 outbreak, Cheyenne County pushes ahead with their county fair.

County Fair 4-H Events On Schedule (Sidney, Nebr. Sun-Telegraph, more at the link)

I have a better way to “return to normalcy”: Cancel public events like this for a few weeks.

The State Fair of Texas has canceled for this year, and it normally starts in late September. If those running that fair called it off, every other fair should close.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:30:44pm

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:33:43pm

re: #14 Belafon

Meanwhile in Utah:

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Jason Munro  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:33:45pm

New Scary Pockets with Elise Trouw (!)

Dreams | Fleetwood Mac | funk cover ft. Elise Trouw

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Dread Pirate  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:34:11pm

A friend from Australia just linked a reddit thread with this picture.

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:35:33pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Someone replied to that saying it’s standard procedure when preparing for a crisis as if that makes it ok.

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:35:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:36:54pm

re: #15 Belafon

The State Fair of Texas has canceled for this year, and it normally starts in late September. If those running that fair called it off, every other fair should close.

Our state fair is still full steam ahead for August 28-September 7. Governor Ameritrade can’t be arsed with caring about people in Grand Island, one of the hardest hit towns of the pandemic.

statefair.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:37:50pm

re: #20 Belafon

Someone replied to that saying it’s standard procedure when preparing for a crisis as if that makes it ok.

I can see having some sort of template for a school, in that the likelihood someone will die during the school year is pretty high. They probably shouldn’t have published that though.

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ckkatz  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:38:20pm

re: #9 Dread Pirate

Don’t know about the Russians’ and Turks’ SOP’s, but it was doctrine in the US Army ‘back in the day’ that you do not stop in the killzone of an ambush.

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piratedan  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:39:23pm

re: #20 Belafon

and the only reason that it’s likely to be a crisis is because it’s self imposed on us by a raving fucking narcissist and everyone else is just going to throw up their hands and mindlessly go along as if anything he says and does has any legitimacy after the last 36 months.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:39:33pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Meanwhile in Utah:

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Umm… I agree about reopening, but people die of all sorts of things. I say this as the former person-in-charge of administrative details when a death occurred in one small branch of a large institution. Of course there’s a procedure to follow.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:40:23pm
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plansbandc  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:41:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:44:19pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:44:29pm

Here’s another in my series on Things that Grow out of Tiny Cracks. In the dear distant days beyond recall — four months ago — this was a parking lot, so nothing would have grown this tall without getting squashed or drowned by oil drips, but this is now.

And a close-up:

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jaunte  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:45:50pm

This is relevant to my interests.

I hope we can get into Europe again some day.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:47:21pm

It’s that time of the year. Yes, I know they’re sunflowers, but when I hear “triffids,” this is what I see.

All that’s needed is a stinger.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:48:26pm

re: #30 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

That is nothing compared to my driveway. I will be spraying it over the weekend.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:48:29pm

re: #31 jaunte

This is relevant to my interests.

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I hope we can get into Europe again some day.

Nope nope nope nope nope…

I also want to go back to Europe, but closer to sea level.

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plansbandc  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:50:23pm

I was on Nextdoor just long enough to realize it was all about the racism. Every other post was about a suspicious brown person. Hello. This is New Mexico.

Nextdoor is trash.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:50:50pm

And even in California, spring eventually ends, but there are still some late blooms.

A weed is a plant growing where you don’t want it. Weed:

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danarchy  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:53:00pm

re: #31 jaunte

This is relevant to my interests.

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I hope we can get into Europe again some day.

I don’t have a problem with heights generally. I spent a couple summers assembling scaffolding for a construction company back in the day, I did lighting and sound back in college and climbed and scurried across trusses way up in the air, but this…no thank you. You roll your ankle and you are freaking dead.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:54:00pm

re: #35 plansbandc

My co-workers have asked to join several chat forums. To be honest I rather stay here where it is a break from what is going on in politics and the world.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:55:36pm

re: #38 PhillyPretzel

My co-workers have asked to join several chat forums. To be honest I rather stay here where it is a break from what is going on in politics and the world.

THIS is a break from politics and the world? (I like it here too, obviously.)

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danarchy  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:56:31pm

re: #35 plansbandc

I was on Nextdoor just long enough to realize it was all about the racism. Every other post was about a suspicious brown person. Hello. This is New Mexico.

Nextdoor is trash.

All I ever see on nextdoor is people trying to get rid of stuff or warning about random coyote sightings. Even one bobcat sighting which is pretty rare in the Massachusetts burbs

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:56:55pm

re: #39 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

THIS is a break from politics and the world? (I like it here too, obviously.)

Of course. Here, we talk about the world and politics. Totally different.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:58:06pm

re: #41 Belafon

At least we are trying to be sensible about it.

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 9:59:03pm

re: #40 danarchy

All I ever see on nextdoor is people trying to get rid of stuff or warning about random coyote sightings. Even one bobcat sighting which is pretty rare in the Massachusetts burbs

I see that, missing dogs, and repairman recommendations. But I have also seen arguments over guns, Covid-19, and the reports of suspicious black teens walking down the sidewalk, if you get my meaning.

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plansbandc  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:01:32pm

re: #43 Belafon

I think it could be useful for finding a lost pet, but that’s about it.

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Jason Munro  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:02:12pm

re: #40 danarchy

All I ever see on nextdoor is people trying to get rid of stuff or warning about random coyote sightings. Even one bobcat sighting which is pretty rare in the Massachusetts burbs

I heard (maybe here) nextdoor was trash. Got a few marketing promos like “all your neighbors are here where are you?” which reeks of BS. I grew up in MA burbs years ago (well before nextdoor type apps) and never saw a bobcat :)

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:03:32pm

re: #44 plansbandc

The Ring doorbell has the missing pets too as well as the suspicious persons.

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:04:22pm

My son and I are reading World War Z, and just this:

Is this fantasy, or is it real life?

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:06:30pm

re: #46 PhillyPretzel

The Ring doorbell has the missing pets too as well as the suspicious persons.

Ring is actually worse in my book, because it actively sends “security reports in your area” crap out. I have the device, but I haven’t subscribed.

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Belafon  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:07:31pm

re: #44 plansbandc

I think it could be useful for finding a lost pet, but that’s about it.

It has been great for getting dogs back to their owners, and sharing school info.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:08:08pm

re: #35 plansbandc

I was on Nextdoor just long enough to realize it was all about the racism. Every other post was about a suspicious brown person. Hello. This is New Mexico.

Nextdoor is trash.

I was on Nextdoor for a week. Most of the posts were pro-Trump and yes the racism ran unchecked on it. I cancelled my account and I won’t waste another second on it.

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Jason Munro  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:23:52pm

Scathingly funny Colbert as usual. Have to laugh because our timeline is the stupidest and it’s the only way to get through: GOP Lawmakers Set To Skip Trump’s Convention In Jacksonville As Florida’s Covid Numbers Spike

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:25:19pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:26:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:28:18pm

re: #45 Jason Munro

I heard (maybe here) nextdoor was trash. Got a few marketing promos like “all your neighbors are here where are you?” which reeks of BS. I grew up in MA burbs years ago (well before nextdoor type apps) and never saw a bobcat :)

There is a Nextdoor group for Morrill County (none of our towns are big enough to have their own group).

I’ve been invited to join several times through E-mail. I don’t know if it comes from people who are actually on Nextdoor, or the site itself sending me E-mails claiming to be members of the site.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:39:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:41:11pm

My wife wants to plan a local trip since we weren’t able to go to Germany this year.

She’s planning a trip to Nebraska’s newest state park, Smith Falls State Park (goes to the state game and parks commission Website)

Smith Falls is the highest waterfall in Nebraska, and is located south of Valentine on the Niobrara River.

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Teukka  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:41:40pm

This is your Wednesday morning CoViD-19 PSA:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 10:47:42pm

Your minute of conservative hypocrisy:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:00:20pm

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Your minute of conservative hypocrisy:

As usual at The Hill, don’t read the comments. An endless litany of conservaderp.

It’s quite telling they only attack blue states or swing states for mail voting, and not red states like Utah or Nebraska.

Plus trying to make a distinction between absentee ballots and mail ballots. They’re both mail ballots.

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plansbandc  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:00:53pm

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Ours is the second or third biggest state fair, and it’s canceled. Balloon Fiesta is canceled too. Our economy is going to crater, but we might just stay alive for awhile.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:14:19pm

The group which holds the ballooning championship in Scottsbluff cancelled due to the virus, but the Old West Balloon Festival will go on anyway August 12-15.

starherald.com

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Targetpractice  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:16:48pm

Haven’t spoken for a bit on VA, but if other coastal Southern states are any indication, you should understand that the word “clusterfuck” adequately explains the current situation.

Basically the situation is easy to understand: Just as Northern states initially bore the brunt of the outbreak while Southern states seemed to be taking it all in stride due to rural isolation, Northern VA was a hot zone from March to May while Southern VA was relatively okay despite the earliest cases being seen here in Hampton Roads.

3 months have passed and the situation is entirely reversed, with Northern VA having the virus relatively under control because they took it seriously, while Hampton Roads is now a leper colony because Richmond rushed forward with “reopening” to take advantage of the summer tourism dollars. Districts that previous were doing alright are now posting higher and higher numbers because nobody’s following the rules and everybody’s treating the outbreak as “over.”

And yes, all this is happening while the debate rages over whether or not schools will reopen in September (VA traditionally opens after Labor Day to give Hampton Roads an extra month of tourism revenue on the backs of student labor). No talk yet of things closing back down, but don’t be surprised if we’re back in lockdown the moment Labor Day passes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:20:31pm

So Deserving (Juanita Jean’s)

The newly-elected chair of the Harris County GOP, who was outed as a racist from a Facebook post juxtaposing a banana with a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote, has reversed his decision to not assume his new position.

Basically, you elected me you get to keep me.

They elected him, they get to keep him. Besides, he wears a cross everywhere he goes so he’s a racist for Jesus and that makes it okay.

Way to go, Harris County.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:21:24pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:22:05pm

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:33:07pm

re: #64 goddamnedfrank

“Better a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian” ——Ishmael in Moby Dick, upon learning that he would be sharing a bed with Queequeg. What happens when the cannibal IS a drunk (and drug addicted) Christian though?

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John Hughes  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:47:45pm

The same thing, but less funny.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:52:38pm
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ckkatz  Jul 14, 2020 • 11:53:07pm

re: #64 goddamnedfrank

Somebody tweeted Tuesday morning that Limbaugh has mentioned cannibalism multiple times and that it might be a good idea to visit him with some cadaver dogs.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:01:15am

I do not have a Google or YouTube account, so I have nothing to log into when I watch a YouTube video.

Since I also have plenty of paranoiaware on my computer, it tends to throw off their algorithm in recommended videos after watching one.

So after watching a Utah Outcasts video, it recommends these to see next:

The Most Brutal Chimpanzee Society Ever Discovered (Discovery UK)
How the Creation of the Tube (subway) Shaped the Way We Live (Discovery UK)
The World of the Dragonfly (Nature)
Calling Scammers by Their Real Names
What is Hinduism?
Tucker Carlson: Can the Left Lead a Country They Hate? (FOX, and fuque ewe)
Dialysis (John Oliver)
Civil War 1864: A Virtual Experience (American Battlefield Trust)

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sagehen  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:02:27am
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ckkatz  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:05:38am

re: #62 Targetpractice

Yup, according to the WashPost, the Tidewater region reported 346 new cases Tuesday. If its any consolation Northern Virginia (DC ‘burbs) is also facing a rising case rate with 161 reported Monday.

Va Gov Northam is threatening to clamp down on the Hampton part of the Tidewater Region:

After a sharp increase in infections in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) took more aggressive steps to control the virus from spreading further. He is ordering inspectors to make unannounced visits to restaurants and retail establishments, and then revoking their licenses if workers aren’t wearing masks or customers are allowed to congregate in tight spaces.

He said the statewide action will involve 500 health inspectors with 100 more to be added in the coming weeks.

The action will mainly be focused in the tourist-heavy Hampton Roads area, where some younger patrons inside restaurant bars and at parties have not been wearing masks, Northam said.

washingtonpost.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:16:45am

re: #66 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

“Better a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian” ——Ishmael in Moby Dick, upon learning that he would be sharing a bed with Queequeg. What happens when the cannibal IS a drunk (and drug addicted) Christian though?

Reason called it in 2017:

Republicans Won’t Win Unless They Start Electing Cannibal Dictators

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ckkatz  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:16:51am

Some posters here pointed out that it might be a good strategy to take care of risky errands as soon as an area opened up, rather than wait for the infection rate to climb.

This sounded like a good idea.

So last week, immediately after NoVa reopened, I got my first haircut since January and my car’s Va State Annual inspection. So far I am knocking on wood.

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ckkatz  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:26:42am

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You know, I have to wonder about Limbaugh and Alex Jones talking about cannibalism.

I could not figure out where all these pedophilia smears on Hillary were coming from. Until I found out how Trump and his friends were hanging out with Epstein, Maxwell, and probably more. And realized it was projection.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:32:26am

re: #14 Belafon

So if COVID-19 required schools to close in March and it’s worse now, why are we talking about reopening?

because the slush fund is running out and Trump properties are facing a serious cash flow shortage

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Targetpractice  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:33:28am

re: #64 goddamnedfrank

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You have to love that in making what he thinks is a winning argument for people accepting that the worst has occurred and we have to learn to live with it, he still thinks the people who should sacrifice are Millenials who should accept that people will die from the virus rather than Boomer and Gen-Xers who are simply being asked to wear masks and stay home if they don’t need to be out.

That instead of a few weeks or months of discomfort and isolation, the “solution” is just to accept hundreds of thousands of deaths and “adapt.”

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Targetpractice  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:35:36am

re: #72 ckkatz

Yup, according to the WashPost, the Tidewater region reported 346 new cases Tuesday. If its any consolation Northern Virginia (DC ‘burbs) is also facing a rising case rate with 161 reported Monday.

Va Gov Northam is threatening to clamp down on the Hampton part of the Tidewater Region:

washingtonpost.com

Northam’s punting, that’s all he’s really doing. Most of Hampton Roads basically shuts down after Labor Day anyway, so he’s just trying to get us to that hurdle and then he can slap the “shutdowns” back in place. Why? Because if he shuts things down now, that’s a month and a half of revenue that won’t be there when budget talks start this fall.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:36:39am

re: #47 Belafon

My son and I are reading World War Z, and just this:

Is this fantasy, or is it real life?

I am not a big fan of zombie anything, but I really liked WWZ because is as much about zombies as it is about how humanity fails to deal with an impending crisis: first suppression of information, then denial, then measures to prevent “panic”, all of which wind up making things worse, then the real panic when people find out what has been going on and trust nobody, then trying to employ outdated measures that worked before in other crises but once again are at best ineffective or even counter-productive…

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Dread Pirate  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:37:36am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:48:57am

re: #75 ckkatz

You know, I have to wonder about Limbaugh and Alex Jones talking about cannibalism.

I could not figure out where all these pedophilia smears on Hillary were coming from. Until I found out how Trump and his friends were hanging out with Epstein, Maxwell, and probably more. And realized it was projection.

There was a Republican delegate in Florida who was a cannibal, though his name escapes me now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:52:19am

The Conservatives are calling for human sacrifice not in the name of freedom or liberty or justice or even survival, but in the name of preserving property rights and assuring that 1% of America will not have to share any of the 40% of America that it owns in order to ease the burden on the remaining 99% of us.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:54:20am

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third just got his ass handed to him, as Alabama Republicans pick yet another clownshow candidate. God offered Doug Jones one gift, and he chose “Let me have my choice of opponents.”

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Targetpractice  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:56:46am

Think what irritates me about Limbaugh’s little rant is that he’s portraying Millenials as the only group who are supporting a shutdown, when really no one generation has a monopoly on either taking this pandemic seriously or not. There are just as many Millenial “dudebro” douchebags who are driving up new infection numbers by insisting on going to bars and clubs without masks are there are Boomers and Xers who are pushing for masks and social distancing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 12:56:49am

re: #83 Decatur Deb

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third just got his ass handed to him, as Alabama Republicans pick yet another clownshow candidate. God offered Doug Jones one gift, and he chose “Let me have my choice of opponents.”

Roy Moore would have been his candidate of choice, but even the GOP had enough sense to leave him outside the mall from which he has been banned…

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Dread Pirate  Jul 15, 2020 • 1:12:10am
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Targetpractice  Jul 15, 2020 • 1:28:03am

The only way Sessions could have ever hoped to preserve his political career was simply to never abandon his Senate seat. By accepting the AG appointment, he was inevitably going to find himself in a position where he’d either incur Trump’s ire for refusing to take a bullet or taking that bullet and exposing himself to criminal liability. Even if he’d chosen not to recuse himself after Comey’s termination and put the kibosh on any investigation by the DOJ, all he would have done is delayed the inevitable unless one assumes that the House would have stayed in Repub hands past the midterms. If anything, a total refusal by the DOJ to look into any of Trump’s crimes with Sessions in the AG office would have only fueled the fires that saw a Blue Wave in 2018.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 1:29:32am

re: #87 Targetpractice

By accepting the AG appointment, he was inevitably going to find himself in a position where he’d either incur Trump’s ire for refusing to take a bullet or taking that bullet and exposing himself to criminal liability.

Because that is the fate of almost all all non-family members who enter into any sort of arrangement with Trump

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Jay C  Jul 15, 2020 • 1:42:05am

re: #83 Decatur Deb

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third just got his ass handed to him, as Alabama Republicans pick yet another clownshow candidate. God offered Doug Jones one gift, and he chose “Let me have my choice of opponents.”

You really think Jones has a chance to retain his seat?
I don’t know much about AL politics, and Tuberville seems (even by today’s debased (R) standards) an oddball candidate, but unless Doug Jones has really worked hard to build some sort of following, I would think the tribal pull of partisanship (and what seems to be extra involvement by Jesus) would make it an uphill climb.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 1:42:48am

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 1:43:51am

There are rumors that the DNC, DSSC, and Alabama Democratic Party might actually kick in some material help to Sen. Jones. That would be refreshingly innovative.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:08:11am

re: #89 Jay C

You really think Jones has a chance to retain his seat?
I don’t know much about AL politics, and Tuberville seems (even by today’s debased (R) standards) an oddball candidate, but unless Doug Jones has really worked hard to build some sort of following, I would think the tribal pull of partisanship (and what seems to be extra involvement by Jesus) would make it an uphill climb.

Doug has to stay healthy just in case Trump takes a dump on the 50 yard line during the national anthem at the ‘Bama opener. Tuberville is a standard dumbass SEC carpetbagger, but he lacks most of the moral stench of Sessions, so we’re ahead on points.

I’ll kick a bit more cash to Doug, and keep registering voters for him in passing, but the fight is across the line in Florida.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:08:21am

The group Republican Atheists is still trying to make itself a thing in God’s Own Party.

(1:40)

I am an ATHEIST REPUBLICAN!

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:08:39am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:09:37am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The group Republican Atheists is still trying to make itself a thing in God’s Own Party.

(1:40)

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Trying to be an atheist Republican is worse than trying to be a Christian Democrat. Democrats will accept Christians; they only face pushback from the Christian community. Atheist Republicans take flak from both Republicans and Christians.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:13:39am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The group Republican Atheists is still trying to make itself a thing in God’s Own Party.

Just go take a seat with the Log Cabin Republicans and the Black/Latino Republicans. We might need you to make some rhetorical point but don’t expect anything from us…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:17:21am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The group Republican Atheists is still trying to make itself a thing in God’s Own Party.

(1:40)

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I guess atheists want their capital gains taxes eliminated, too. Dumbasses.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:29:42am

re: #95 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Trying to be an atheist Republican is worse than trying to be a Christian Democrat. Democrats will accept Christians; they only face pushback from the Christian community. Atheist Republicans take flak from both Republicans and Christians.

Well, Christian Democrats really only face pushback from Republican Christians. Despite what the GOP says, Christians make up the majority of the Democratic Party.

Pew Religious Landscape Survey (held every few years) puts the overwhelming majority of atheists in the Democratic Party (54% Dem, 23% GOP, rest independent or minor parties).

pewforum.org

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:31:09am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Only because nominal “Christians” make up the majority of the country, even though I would argue that many of them aren’t Christians in the Biblical sense, but only in the historical sense. It’s an academic point; an atheist Republican is considered to be an oxymoron in a lot of circles.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:38:05am

Catholic theology uses the concept “practical atheist” to define someone who attends a lot of masses, professes the faith, but acts and lives as though there were no heaven, hell, nor god. A lot of priests and a number of notable popes were practical atheists.

Note that the term has been adopted within the atheist community in a different sense, tangled up with “pragmatic” and other flavors of atheist.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:54:52am

Forbes

Florida set a new record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday, one of several metrics that show the state’s coronavirus crisis is still getting worse, even as Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed at a news conference Monday afternoon that the state’s situation had “stabilized.”

idiot

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:55:40am

Brian Dalton (“Mr. Deity”), a Christianity counter-apologist who used to work for Dennis Prager in the 1980’s and 1990’s, takes aim at a PragerU video entitled “The Charlottesville Lie.” If you guessed that Dennis Prager is mischaracterising what happened at Charlottesville at the “Unite the Right” rally you’d be close: He mischaracterises how the press treated that event and Donald Trump in the days afterward.

I’ve never seen Mr. Deity go into a stream of invective on his videos, but in this one he directly calls out Mr. Prager then descends into -ah- colourful language. He directly calls out Mr. Prager for intellectual dishonesty over the things he taught Mr. Dalton while employed with him.

(Caution for coarse language, 10:46)

PragerFU: The Charlottesville Lie

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Dread Pirate  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:56:36am

There may be God, but it most certainly isn’t any one of the dick-splat representations worshiped by humans.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:56:41am

re: #101 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Forbes

idiot

At this point, I don’t think he’s an idiot. I think he is willfully destroying his state, doing exactly what we claimed in sarcasm (and perhaps in fear) - sacrificing his people on the altar of The Economy. He wants his state to lead the economic figures, and he Just. Plain. Doesn’t. Care. about the death toll it takes to get there.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 15, 2020 • 2:59:10am

Quite some time ago I noticed the Youtube phenomenon of people having channels where all they do is present themselves with their “scratchers” being revealed.

It’s a form of entertainment, I guess.

But most of these people have relatively (to major Youtube entertainment channels) few subscribers and viewers. So they can’t be making very much money from Youtube, certainly not enough to support their gambling habit.

Example: check out the stack of $20 scratchers this youtuber is playing with… and this is just on one day:

We Found Some Nice Wins!!🤑 Pt 2 🏁

From where do these people get the money to buy hundreds of $20 tickets at a time?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:01:21am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I found it surprising how few subscribers Dalton had when he was doing the Mr. Deity skits. There were quite humorous, IMO, and better quality than much of Youtube.

But it’s still a very risky thing to do, to poke fun at the Bible. Lots of people get upset.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:01:22am

I can’t overstate how much I need this to happen.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:05:06am

re: #14 Belafon

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stupidity?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:09:09am

Here is the San Diego Covid-19 situation. Looking at page 13, we can see that the % testing positive has gone up. But fortunately the Covid-19 ICU usage is still moderate, though there are more hospitalizations:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:13:19am

re: #109 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Only one new case reported in the Panhandle yesterday, though PPHD has moved the risk of infection up.

pphd.org

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Dread Pirate  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:19:50am

Our county is #12 in new cases and #15 in total cases.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:20:40am

re: #84 Targetpractice

Think what irritates me about Limbaugh’s little rant is that he’s portraying Millenials as the only group who are supporting a shutdown, when really no one generation has a monopoly on either taking this pandemic seriously or not. There are just as many Millenial “dudebro” douchebags who are driving up new infection numbers by insisting on going to bars and clubs without masks are there are Boomers and Xers who are pushing for masks and social distancing.

his shtick has always been transparent and repetitive

pick a thing
twist it into something it wasn’t
twist it more and make it outrageous
pick a group
link it to group
broadbrush it to all the other evil people

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Targetpractice  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:25:59am

re: #104 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

At this point, I don’t think he’s an idiot. I think he is willfully destroying his state, doing exactly what we claimed in sarcasm (and perhaps in fear) - sacrificing his people on the altar of The Economy. He wants his state to lead the economic figures, and he Just. Plain. Doesn’t. Care. about the death toll it takes to get there.

He’s playing the part of Mayor Vaughn from Jaws, shouting “THOSE BEACHES STAY OPEN!” even as people watch swimmers getting munched on the hour. It’s all about “summer dollars,” all about getting the tourists in now so that he doesn’t have to stand before the voters in a couple months to explain why he’s butchering the state budget due to funding shortfalls. The fact that an economic “recovery” plays to his biggest political sponsor (Donny) also doesn’t hurt things in his eyes.

I stand by what I said weeks ago, these fuckers all told themselves back in April that if they could “reopen” in May and keep things open all the way til August without major flare-ups, then the outbreak would be deemed “over” and they’d get all sorts of accolades for standing fast in the face of criticism. They bet the farm on that scenario and so are committed to it, come hell or high water.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:28:07am

re: #113 Targetpractice

140,000+ Americans were unavailable for comment.

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Axolotl  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:32:17am

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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I think you can combine a couple of those. Maybe all of them?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:35:37am
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Targetpractice  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:37:13am

re: #114 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

140,000+ Americans were unavailable for comment.

It’s all short-term thinking for these assholes, about getting past the next “hurdle” under the delusion that the long-term will take care of itself. Get to August and the schools reopen, which frees up the parents to go back to work, which means the economic “recovery” kicks into high gear. That “recovery” provides the stage for the big Trump comeback in the polls, which starts with a huge turnout for the convention and leads to him winning back public support because things have returned to “normal.” That public support follows him into the debates, where he makes the case for another 4 years while destroying Biden’s base of support. And lauded debate performances lead to a big win in November that not only sees him reelected, but Repubs surge back to control of Congress.

What’s that you say? “What if they stumble at any one of these hurdles?” Well, that can’t happen, because this plan is very cunning. More cunning than a fox!////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:41:03am

re: #100 Decatur Deb

Catholic theology uses the concept “practical atheist” to define someone who attends a lot of masses, professes the faith, but acts and lives as though there were no heaven, hell, nor god. A lot of priests and a number of notable popes were practical atheists.

Note that the term has been adopted within the atheist community in a different sense, tangled up with “pragmatic” and other flavors of atheist.

Germany is full of people who attend church just to be part of the community: so they can marry there, have their children baptized/confirmed (major family and social events) and be buried in the church cemetery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:42:26am

re: #117 Targetpractice

Throw in a war with China and you got the full Winning Package.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:43:51am

re: #119 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Throw in a war with China and you got the full Winning Package.

I still don’t know how it’s possible that even the most brain-damaged Republican (but I repeat myself) thinks that a war with China is a good idea. Geez.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:46:59am

Famous physics professor (MIT) Walter Lewin, who has taught vast numbers of promising engineers and scientists basic physics, started to put his lectures online some time back, and now is putting his notes and solutions to problems online during the pandemic. So y’all can take his intro physics class online for free if you so feel inclined.

Lewin is now at that age where “fashion” means something different to him than to younger people.

Of late he’s been dressing a bit, shall we say, eccentric. But I guess at his age that’s ok.

Solutions to Rainbow Problem #90

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 3:55:18am

re: #120 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I still don’t know how it’s possible that even the most brain-damaged Republican (but I repeat myself) thinks that a war with China is a good idea. Geez.

If they think it will help Trump’s re-election chances, they will push it as far as they think necessary

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stpaulbear  Jul 15, 2020 • 4:38:55am

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My wife wants to plan a local trip since we weren’t able to go to Germany this year.

She’s planning a trip to Nebraska’s newest state park, Smith Falls State Park (goes to the state game and parks commission Website)

Smith Falls is the highest waterfall in Nebraska, and is located south of Valentine on the Niobrara River.

I’m mostly noticing this because I used to work for the MN DNR (often with the parks department), but there is NO information on that Smith Falls SP site about Covid-19 procedures while using the park. If you open a website for a MN park the first thing on the site is a VISITOR ALERT with information about what’s open or closed, where you can’t camp, and rules you must follow to use the park safely.

We’re kind of authoritarian like that up here. Have fun but follow the goddamned rules!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 4:42:06am

re: #123 stpaulbear

We’re kind of authoritarian like that up here. Have fun but follow the goddamned rules!

Those rules have not been put there arbitrarily or to enforce an ideology that wants to make sheeple out of us all.

But that is an ongoing problem in America, and one that has really come to a head recently: when people find rules inconveniencing, many of them choose to make a political issue out of them. Especially when they they have gotten a reinforcing message from their leaders.

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Teukka  Jul 15, 2020 • 4:46:32am


Simply

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Teukka  Jul 15, 2020 • 4:54:27am

re: #125 Teukka


Simply

Wow, looks like the tweet got maliciously flagged…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 4:56:10am

re: #123 stpaulbear

I’m mostly noticing this because I used to work for the MN DNR (often with the parks department), but there is NO information on that Smith Falls SP site about Covid-19 procedures while using the park. If you open a website for a MN park the first thing on the site is a VISITOR ALERT with information about what’s open or closed, where you can’t camp, and rules you must follow to use the park safely.

We’re kind of authoritarian like that up here. Have fun but follow the goddamned rules!

Governor Ameritrade has been heavily pushing in-state tourism. He doesn’t want to scare people off from spending money by acknowledging there’s a pandemic.

We’ll be following the rules on Covid-19.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 4:56:54am

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

[Blocking Fox News]

Someone took offense that the child blocked Fox from the parent (the family destruction stories are so sad) and this was in the replies.

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Teukka  Jul 15, 2020 • 4:58:07am

re: #126 Teukka

Wow, looks like the tweet got maliciously flagged…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:04:54am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:11:10am

re: #130 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Just thinking about how girls can still get sent home for shorts and spaghetti straps in 2020 but schools claim they can’t mandate masks.

Sending kids back to schools without at least a contingency plan on how to do it safely is child endangerment.

And if we want to do it, we would need to look into temporary auxiliary facilities and additional teachers/staff to reduce class size and crowding, changes to existing facilities to minimize risk and exposure and a clear set of guidelines.

I see none of that forthcoming, only threats to withhold funding if schools do not buckle down and obey the Federal government.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:12:25am

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Meanwhile in Utah:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:14:30am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Sending kids back to schools without at least a contingency plan on how to do it safely is child endangerment.

And if we want to do it, we would need to look into temporary auxiliary facilities and additional teachers/staff to reduce class size and crowding, changes to existing facilities to minimize risk and exposure and a clear set of guidelines.

I see none of that forthcoming, only threats to withhold funding if schools do not buckle down and obey the Federal government.

I would argue it’s genocide.

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stpaulbear  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:14:32am

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Governor Ameritrade has been heavily pushing in-state tourism. He doesn’t want to scare people off from spending money by acknowledging there’s a pandemic.

We’ll be following the rules on Covid-19.

I hope that other people do too, and that the park is keeping tabs on how far apart the campers are.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:14:47am

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They are also making people sign child COVID Death Waivers…

No responsible parent should sign such a document.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:15:53am

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A document to sign away your rights is prima face unenforceable.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:18:02am

re: #134 stpaulbear

I hope that other people do too, and that the park is keeping tabs on how far apart the campers are.

We’re not going to camp there. We’re going to day trip to the park.

That said, anyone getting near us will also get an earful of “keep your distance.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:23:04am

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

If I were a parent, I’d be talking to a lawyer about that waiver. Fuck that shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:25:15am

re: #138 Dr Lizardo

If I were a parent, I’d be talking to a lawyer about that waiver. Fuck that shit.

Talk to an advocacy group about suing the school district for presenting it to parents in the first place. It is an abomination.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:25:47am

re: #83 Decatur Deb

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third just got his ass handed to him, as Alabama Republicans pick yet another clownshow candidate. God offered Doug Jones one gift, and he chose “Let me have my choice of opponents.”

What’s Doug’s chances again Tuberville (? I never remember this guy’s name)?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:26:48am

re: #139 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Talk to an advocacy group about suing the school district for presenting it to parents in the first place. It is an abomination.

Yeah, that’s what I was thinking.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:35:20am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No responsible parent should sign such a document.

I certainly wouldn’t.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:36:03am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We’re not going to camp there. We’re going to day trip to the park.

That said, anyone getting near us will also get an earful of “keep your distance.”

And you’re just as likely get a face full of .22.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:47:16am

I gave up watching DWTS several seasons back, when they abandoned the idea of the show being based around ballroom dances and also turned even more schlocky, still, Bergeron was the best host IMO, even better than the original BBC version’s hosts.

Tom Bergeron & Erin Andrews Axed From’DWTS’

And then the news broke last night that Tyra Banks is going to be the new host. Tyra is very talented and created her own empire with ANTM. But the move is clearly aimed at trying to appeal to a younger audience. DWTS really dropped in viewership the past couple of years compared to the early years.

DWTS has alway been gimmick-heavy, more so than the original Strictly Come Dancing on BBC. But even the latter show has turned more gimmicky in recent years (and I gave up on watching it too.)

The judging on these shows were always in large part a work. What the judges say in public is not really an accurate description of the dancing ability or performance. The judges intentionally vacillate between saccharine and vitriolic in an attempt to appear dramatic.

Also, the shows in recent years have included more and more not-really-amateur dancers as contestants. These days many of the contestants have professional dancing backgrounds, even if not partner-dancing backgrounds. In the UK this caused some outcry a couple of years ago, but I think the UK audience now accepts it.

“Reality-tv” has always been a work, a lie.

Donald Trump is the reality-TV President.

We are a society that pretends about what “reality” truly is, because we don’t want real reality.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:49:56am

Disney/ABC are saying the Banks choice is about diversity.

But it really isn’t (note DWTS has long been a show that included just about anybody from any background.)

It’s about agism.

Tyra doesn’t have gray hair (that she shows anyway.)

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:50:58am

re: #89 Jay C

You really think Jones has a chance to retain his seat?
I don’t know much about AL politics, and Tuberville seems (even by today’s debased (R) standards) an oddball candidate, but unless Doug Jones has really worked hard to build some sort of following, I would think the tribal pull of partisanship (and what seems to be extra involvement by Jesus) would make it an uphill climb.

So you’re saying there’s a chance! //

A slim chance. Tuberville comes across as a pandering phony. Trump is doing his part to drag down the Republican party as a whole. It may be enough to bring out the democratic vote in county level elections, and get some sort of candidates with experience.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:56:55am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No responsible parent should sign such a document.

how would you feel as an older kid if you found out your parents signed one regarding you?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:57:38am

re: #144 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I was surprised that I really like World of Dance, with JLo, Neo and Derek Hough. I didn’t watch the first season much but watch it pretty regularly now.

Could be that there’s no new TV show options, but I record it every week and zip through all the commercials (there are A LOT of commercials).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:58:03am

re: #147 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

how would you feel as an older kid if you found out your parents signed one regarding you?

Just go get yourself suspended from school

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 5:59:33am

re: #147 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

how would you feel as an older kid if you found out your parents signed one regarding you?

What’s worse is how will you, as a child, live any kind of normal life if you contract the disease and both your parents die as a result?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:00:21am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just go get yourself suspended from school

Not a good idea. That shit follows you through life.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:03:17am

re: #60 plansbandc

Our economy is going to crater, but we might just stay alive for awhile.

We read the second part as a beneficial outcome, while too many Republicans think the first part is all we need to concentrate on.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:03:29am

re: #143 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And you’re just as likely get a face full of .22.

I am not afraid of terrified gun nuts. There are things for which it is worthwhile to stand up for.

That doesn’t mean I want to get shot, but no one has the right to take my rights, and I will stand up for them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:05:29am

re: #151 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not a good idea. That shit follows you through life.

So does death

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:05:33am

This is good.

Nor did I expect such good, observant writing. Mary Trump crafts both the tragic and comic scenes well. She begins with a great, witty set piece about her visit to Washington for a family get-together in honor of her two Trump aunts’ birthdays. In her room at the Trump International Hotel, “my name was plastered everywhere, on everything: TRUMP shampoo, TRUMP conditioner…TRUMP shower cap, TRUMP shoe polish….I opened the refrigerator, grabbed the split of TRUMP white wine, and poured it down my Trump throat so I could course through my Trump bloodstream and hit the pleasure center of my Trump brain.” When Jared Kushner finally, briefly joins them in a White House dining room, his wife responds like a Stepford princess: “‘Oh, look,’ Ivanka said, clapping her hands, ‘Jared’s back from his trip to the Middle East,’ as if we hadn’t just seen him in the Oval Office.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:05:56am

re: #151 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not a good idea. That shit follows you through life.

It goes on your permanent record.

I distinctly remember how the one in-school suspension I got ruined my life.

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jeffreyw  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:07:21am

Good morning!

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:09:40am

re: #3 goddamnedfrank

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:10:42am

re: #158 lawhawk

Ivanka Trump tweets support for Goya Foods in a move that may have violated federal ethics laws.

It was clearly a plug offered in return for political support

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:19:52am

re: #158 lawhawk

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Schrodinger’s Ivanka. Works for government, not an employee.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:26:00am

Banksy gets out there, shouts out Chumbawamba.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:29:13am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:35:08am

re: #140 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What’s Doug’s chances again Tuberville (? I never remember this guy’s name)?

Went back to bed for a couple hours (59 LGF comments). The discussion pretty much answered you.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:35:17am

Yeah, that bandanna I’ve been wearing looks like a better idea

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:38:17am

The pop-up drive in movie theatre in Scottsbluff (a pop-up theatre is a couple of white semi trailers stacked on top of each other to provide a projection screen) has been replaced.

The theatre will inaugurate its permanent screen today, meaning there is now a true drive-in theatre.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:38:45am
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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:39:19am

The reason Trump wants to reroute hospital data to the HHS rather than the CDC is the CDC director won’t submit to Trump:

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:39:44am

Precious little daylight between Fox News and InfoWars nowadays. This is irresponsible and dangerous.

WTAF?

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:41:01am

Final results:

Mary Hegar 498,180 52.13%
Royce West 457,555 47.87%
100% of polling locations reporting. Last updated 07:56 am, Jul 15, 2020.

Now the two of them need to get together, get on message, and get state Democrats voting for her.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:41:15am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:43:31am

re: #165 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The pop-up drive in movie theatre in Scottsbluff (a pop-up theatre is a couple of white semi trailers stacked on top of each other to provide a projection screen) has been replaced.

The theatre will inaugurate its permanent screen today, meaning there is now a true drive-in theatre.

Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters - CNN Business

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:44:15am

Methodist church split vote delayed until 2021 (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Vote on a proposed split within the United Methodist Church (UMC) has been put on hold due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and social injustice within the United States.

The worldwide church conference has been scheduled for May 15 in Minneapolis, however, with the onset of COVID-19, the conference has been pushed back to the last few days of August and the first week of September in 2021.

At the heart of the split is whether same-sex marriages should be permitted and whether LGBTQ individuals should be permitted to become clergy. Traditionalist Methodists say no. More progressive members say yes.

(more)

Both camps of the United Methodist Church of course cite the Bible for their positions, leaving people like me wondering how the Bible can be used to justify anything, since it can be used to justify everything.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:45:39am

re: #171 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters - CNN Business

Will they be showing the “Ernest” movies?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:48:01am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:48:29am

re: #168 makeitstop

Precious little daylight between Fox News and InfoWars nowadays. This is irresponsible and dangerous.

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WTAF?

So, if the teachers and schools are grooming kids for predators why do Trump and Fox News but I repeat myself want so much for everyone to go back to school in the fall?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:48:53am

re: #170 Dave In Austin

n six words or fewer, write a story about this photo.

Sex doll over-reach always disappoints.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:49:29am

re: #171 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters - CNN Business

I thought Walmart and Walgreen and Target and all the rest were going to open their parking lots for covid 19 testing.

half sarc

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:51:22am

re: #168 makeitstop

Precious little daylight between Fox News and InfoWars nowadays. This is irresponsible and dangerous.

[Embedded content]

WTAF?

I hope the new are on teachers doesn’t distract from the new war on Dr. Fauci.
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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:52:44am

re: #175 Sir John Barron

So, if the teachers and schools are grooming kids for predators why do Trump and Fox News but I repeat myself want so much for everyone to go back to school in the fall?

I believe the meme is that making them take classes online will groom them to find sexual predators more attractive online.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:53:25am

re: #175 Sir John Barron

So, if the teachers and schools are grooming kids for predators why do Trump and Fox News but I repeat myself want so much for everyone to go back to school in the fall?

The crazy woman actually says that the online courses encourage sexting and watching pr0n, so they’re effectively saying ‘open the schools to save kids from sexual predators.’

People like that woman used to stand on street corners and tell and get ignored. Now they get get prime time hits on Fox.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:54:56am

re: #168 makeitstop

Fox News guest warns that teachers are “grooming our children for sexual predators”

Makes sense for a group of people who spend the majority of their time online on porn or adult chat sites…

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:55:01am

re: #177 Sir John Barron

Funny though they could do both. Go for the test, stay for the movie.

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Alephnaught  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:55:29am

A week so far with no new reported deaths in Scotland. (*Cross fingers*)

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:55:31am

re: #125 Teukka


Simply

Yes we’re medical proceduring everyone.

/

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:56:08am

Florida DIL, tested last week, came back positive. She’s to be re-tested in 10 days. No sign of tracking from the authorities. Son is OK so far, might become a work-at-home occupational infection.

Florida is fucked, but at least you can ride Space Mountain.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:57:53am

re: #83 Decatur Deb

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third just got his ass handed to him, as Alabama Republicans pick yet another clownshow candidate. God offered Doug Jones one gift, and he chose “Let me have my choice of opponents.”

It says something about the crazy world we’re in that in a room with three people, Jeff Beauregard Sessions, Donald Trump, and Tommy Football Coach, that Jeff Beauregard Sessions is the principled one.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 6:59:57am

re: #186 Sir John Barron

It says something about the crazy world we’re in that in a room with three people, Jeff Beauregard Sessions, Donald Trump, and Tommy Football Coach, that Jeff Beauregard Sessions is the principled one.

The Tenets of National Socialism

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:03:29am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:06:58am

re: #173 Barefoot Grin

Will they be showing the “Ernest” movies?

I’m thinking probably not

“… Walmart (WMT) is partnering with Tribeca Enterprises, the Robert De Niro-backed media company, to program the films. Locations and movie titles haven’t yet been announced, but they will be revealed later on a special website. The event will run through October and encompass more than 300 showings. …”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:07:18am

re: #173 Barefoot Grin

Will they be showing the “Ernest” movies?

28 Days/Weeks Later.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:07:39am

re: #186 Sir John Barron

It says something about the crazy world we’re in that in a room with three people, Jeff Beauregard Sessions, Donald Trump, and Tommy Football Coach, that Jeff Beauregard Sessions is the principled one.

Not principled, he is just smart enough to see when his own interests are potentially endangered by Trump, unlike an awful lot of the GOP.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:11:34am
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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:12:06am

re: #190 GlutenFreeJesus

28 Days/Weeks Later.

The first one needs to be Contageon.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:12:47am

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:13:12am
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Ace-o-aces  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:17:44am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:20:13am

So a totally irrelevant thought about SARS-CoV-2 just crossed my mind.

If you gathered all the viruses on the planet together on one scale, how much would they weight?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:21:27am

re: #197 Ace-o-aces

Oh boy, a lot of anti-vax Trump supporters are going to have mixed feelings about this tweet.

Trump knows he needs a vaccine to knock Covid on its head and get the economy back up…but that is going to run him head-to-head with a large portion of his base…

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:21:38am

re: #196 stpaulbear

Last night, the Simpsons Network (Fxx) had the regrets episode, which had Rachel Madow. In the story, she had worked in Springfield along side Kent Brockman, but decided to move up to be on MSNBC. While returning for a funeral, she offers him a job, “after the prison stories block during the two hours it takes to get Joe Scarborough ready.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:21:38am

Wow, you think we’ve been seeing “no-masker” videos now…
Just wait

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:22:50am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Wow, you think we’ve been seeing “no-masker” videos now…
Just wait

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I hope they have their security ready to deal with it. Oh, that’s right, they just call the cops.

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garzooma  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:23:03am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So a totally irrelevant thought about SARS-CoV-2 just crossed my mind.

If you gathered all the viruses on the planet together on one scale, how much would they weight?

Paging Randall Munroe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:23:25am

re: #196 stpaulbear

shot:

sounds like that was most entirely intentional: let him publish the op-ed and then “deny” that it was approved: Schrödingers Fauci.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:23:49am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Wow, you think we’ve been seeing “no-masker” videos now…
Just wait

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Gonna have to put the greeters back at the doors, with kevlar and M-16.

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sagehen  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:24:56am

re: #190 GlutenFreeJesus

28 Days/Weeks Later.

They could do a whole Apocalypse Festival.

The Stand.
I am Legend.
Terminator.
Zombie Land.
A Boy and His Dog.
Maze Runner.
Andromeda Strain.
Rise of Planet of the Apes.

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stpaulbear  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:24:59am

re: #192 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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Mike Lamb  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:26:03am

re: #136 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A document to sign away your rights is prima face unenforceable.

That is patently untrue.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:26:28am

re: #206 sagehen

Masque of the Red Death.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:27:25am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

from: The biomass distribution on Earth | PNAS
pnas.org

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:27:36am

The Seventh Seal

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:28:01am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I’m expecting a cacophony of Karens.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:30:34am

re: #177 Sir John Barron

I thought Walmart and Walgreen and Target and all the rest were going to open their parking lots for covid 19 testing.

Come for the covid-19 test, stay for the movie.

re: #182 Rightwingconspirator

GMTA.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:30:36am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So a totally irrelevant thought about SARS-CoV-2 just crossed my mind.

If you gathered all the viruses on the planet together on one scale, how much would they weight?

1.23 Donald Trumps

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:31:10am

re: #206 sagehen

They could do a whole Apocalypse Festival.

The Stand.
I am Legend.
Terminator.
Zombie Land.
A Boy and His Dog.
Maze Runner.
Andromeda Strain.
Rise of Planet of the Apes.

My 2020 Apocalypse playlist:

Contagion Ending

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Mid Credits Scene

Dawn of the Dead - Opening Title

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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:31:28am

Good morning Lizards:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:32:36am

I’m off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:36:31am

re: #206 sagehen

They could do a whole Apocalypse Festival.

The Stand.
I am Legend.
Terminator.
Zombie Land.
A Boy and His Dog.
Maze Runner.
Andromeda Strain.
Rise of Planet of the Apes.

Omega Man
Logan’s Run
Hunger Games
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Blob
Contagion
Outbreak

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:37:23am

re: #206 sagehen

The Omega man.
The Crazies (1973).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:40:15am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:40:20am

re: #219 John Hughes

The Omega man.
The Crazies (1973).

First movie in the I Am Legend cycle—Vincent Price, 1964 B&W.
en.wikipedia.org

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:41:07am

re: #210 jaunte

So all the viruses on Earth way about 3⅓ times all the humans on earth. Ugh.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:41:19am

re: #219 John Hughes

The Omega man.
The Crazies (1973).

Death Race 2000. At least let’s try to make the apocalypse entertaining in a B-movie sort of way.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:41:59am

I’m gonna give the asshole this one.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:42:11am

re: #219 John Hughes

The Omega man.
The Crazies (1973).

A The Crazies double feature

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:45:10am

re: #221 Decatur Deb

First movie in the I Am Legend cycle—Vincent Price, 1964 B&W.
en.wikipedia.org

Thanks for that, I’d never heard of that version.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:46:08am

This Karloff film (1945) was one of the creepier movies when I was a kid.

On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn’t enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka. Written by Ken Yousten

Isle of the Dead
imdb.com

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:49:04am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

A The Crazies double feature

The problem being that the 1973 version is better, showing them both together means either spoiling the story by showing the 2010 version first or having the second showing be a let-down.

The versions of I Am Legend are so different that that might be less of a problem.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:50:28am

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:50:35am

Republicans know that Trump is toxic but won’t publicly disavow him.

In a mass-solicitation designed to boost flagging interest in registering to vote by mail, the Republican Party of Florida featured a Trump tweet from June 28 that praised absentee ballots but that had his opposition to mail-in voting strategically edited out.

“Absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them,” Trump said in the tweet. The rest of the quote was blurred out: “Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is USA history. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD.” Source: Politico

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:52:37am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:54:22am

This thread is literally to long to read
It seems to add a new entry almost daily now

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:55:42am

THREAD (this is infuriating)

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stpaulbear  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:56:00am

re: #204 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

sounds like that was most entirely intentional: let him publish the op-ed and then “deny” that it was approved: Schrödingers Fauci.

Or else they just thought they could get away from it and then threw Navarro under the bus when they got pushback this morning. I doubt Navarro signed up for it to happen that way.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:56:45am

re: #211 Decatur Deb

The Seventh Seal

Wild applause:

Seal clapping

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BeachDem  Jul 15, 2020 • 7:57:34am

re: #192 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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I love “ready to storm hell with a supersoaker.” That’s a great line.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:00:15am

re: #236 BeachDem

I love “ready to storm hell with a supersoaker.” That’s a great line.

My pastor has used that line in several sermons before.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:02:00am

re: #231 Eclectic Cyborg

Perhaps the only decent part of that film.

They really should’ve ended the Terminator franchise after Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:02:31am

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:02:32am

re: #236 BeachDem

I love “ready to storm hell with a supersoaker.” That’s a great line.

Has a nice fedayeen vibe to it, and it’s pretty much the reality of progressive AL politics. Infuriatingly, it actually works once a generation.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:05:04am

I don’t know?!

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:06:27am

re: #220 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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yeah but empty stockpile China Biden Hunter

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:06:41am

If she’s legally married, wouldn’t the marriage license be public record? Evil people always seem to come with a side of weird.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:08:31am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Walmart is now part of the Mask Cult.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:08:56am

re: #238 Dr Lizardo

Perhaps the only decent part of that film.

They really should’ve ended the Terminator franchise after Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Agreed. None of the sequels were better. Genisys was decent, Dark Fate was disappointing, even WITH the return of Linda Hamilton.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:10:14am

re: #245 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed. None of the sequels were better. Genisys was decent, Dark Fate was disappointing, even WITH the return of Linda Hamilton.

All the computer graphic stuff in Dark Fate was distracting. No attempt to make any of it the least bit realistic.

But I liked the cast, especially Mackenzie Davis.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:11:56am

Videos are coming out of the late Hal Wilner’s Marc Bolan compilation, Angelheaded Hipster. Joan Jett, Kesha and Devendra Banhart videos are all out, but this Nick Cave cover of ‘Cosmic Dancer’ is just so Hal Wilner - a marriage of song and artist that is totally unlikely but somehow works like a charm.

Nick Cave - Cosmic Dancer (Official Video)

I miss Hal Wilner. He was the last impresario.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:13:15am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:13:28am

re: #246 Sir John Barron

All the computer graphic stuff in Dark Fate was distracting. No attempt to make any of it the least bit realistic.

But I liked the cast, especially Mackenzie Davis.

Agreed. She was a high point. My main gripe with Dark Fate isn’t the cast, it’s the derivative story. There’s so much great material to mine in the Terminator storyline it’s frustrating the films keep going back to the same basic plotline again and again.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:14:41am

Efforts to kill that USPS continue apace.

“If the plants run late, they will keep the mail for the next day,” according to a document titled, “New PMG’s [Postmaster General’s] expectations and plan.” Traditionally, postal workers are trained not to leave letters behind and to make multiple delivery trips to ensure timely distribution of letters and parcels. Source: WaPo

A few years ago, I was coming out of my apartment building with Teddy. The mail person was at the bank of mailboxes. He saw me and came running over and said that there was a package for me but he left it at the post office. First, I don’t know how the hell my mail person knew who I was. I live in an apartment complex in suburban Seattle. I say hello but never had a conversation with him. I told him that it was okay to just bring it tomorrow. About an hour later, he was knocking at my door delivering my package.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:15:00am

re: #117 Targetpractice

It’s all short-term thinking for these assholes, about getting past the next “hurdle” under the delusion that the long-term will take care of itself. Get to August and the schools reopen, which frees up the parents to go back to work, which means the economic “recovery” kicks into high gear. That “recovery” provides the stage for the big Trump comeback in the polls, which starts with a huge turnout for the convention and leads to him winning back public support because things have returned to “normal.” That public support follows him into the debates, where he makes the case for another 4 years while destroying Biden’s base of support. And lauded debate performances lead to a big win in November that not only sees him reelected, but Repubs surge back to control of Congress.

What’s that you say? “What if they stumble at any one of these hurdles?” Well, that can’t happen, because this plan is very cunning. More cunning than a fox!////

A plan so cunning you can put a tail on it and call it a weasel!
//

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:15:24am

He doesn’t say the name “Bari Weiss” but it’s clear what he’s talking about.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:15:48am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:16:36am

re: #249 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed. She was a high point. My main gripe with Dark Fate isn’t the cast, it’s the derivative story. There’s so much great material to mine in the Terminator storyline it’s frustrating the films keep going back to the same basic plotline again and again.

the previews had me kind of stocked. a little let down.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:17:41am

re: #252 Eclectic Cyborg

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He doesn’t say the name “Bari Weiss” but it’s clear what he’s talking about.

I thought you were under siege, presidential harassment and all of that.
/

And hey don’t you have a nationwide virus to manage.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:17:46am

Also: what a peculiar number of successful endorsements…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:18:39am

re: #256 Eclectic Cyborg

Also: what a peculiar number of successful endorsements…

/

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Another morning of Fox and Friends for our president* I see.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:19:13am

re: #157 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Hey, mom! Wait for me!
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Dave In Austin  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:19:50am

88 Wut?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:20:51am

re: #252 Eclectic Cyborg

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He doesn’t say the name “Bari Weiss” but it’s clear what he’s talking about.

Wow! This is really critical news to focus on during a nationwide pandemic, shutdown, and mass unemployment. Very good sir!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:21:46am

re: #249 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed. She was a high point. My main gripe with Dark Fate isn’t the cast, it’s the derivative story. There’s so much great material to mine in the Terminator storyline it’s frustrating the films keep going back to the same basic plotline again and again.

My main gripe with the films following T2 is that it makes little sense.

In T2, Miles Dyson dies after destroying/deleting all his research, Cyberdyne itself is destroyed, the Skynet processor and surviving T800 arm from the first film are destroyed, the T1000 is destroyed and the T800 is also destroyed, taking its Skynet processor with it. With no Skynet processors to reverse-engineer, Skynet would’ve simply ceased to exist in the blink of an eye as it was the paradox of Skynet sending back a T800 in the first film that led to its creation.

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the other films in the franchise so I might be forgetting some details. But the story should’ve wrapped up with T2 as the paradox was resolved.

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Jay C  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:24:38am

re: #248 lawhawk

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OMG!
Joe Biden can only muster 93% support in PA?
Dems in Disarray!!!

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NetworkKed  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:25:53am

Morning music: twitch.tv

Anjuna streams are usually AWESOME - at least the DJs. There’s some other stuff I can take or leave. Only downside is you’re never quite sure if it will last 80 minutes or 5 hours.

Twitch is… Twitch. It’s a festering mound of gamer insanity, but the great thing compared to Youtube is it’s more focused and it doesn’t bombard you with piles and piles of utterly awful recommendations.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:30:30am
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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:31:10am

re: #245 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed. None of the sequels were better. Genisys was decent, Dark Fate was disappointing, even WITH the return of Linda Hamilton.

I thought Hamilton was the weakest part of that movie. Angry Princess Leia was really annoying.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:34:08am
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teleskiguy  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:36:08am
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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:36:36am

re: #261 Dr Lizardo

My main gripe with the films following T2 is that it makes little sense.

In T2, Miles Dyson dies after destroying/deleting all his research, Cyberdyne itself is destroyed, the Skynet processor and surviving T800 arm from the first film are destroyed, the T1000 is destroyed and the T800 is also destroyed, taking its Skynet processor with it. With no Skynet processors to reverse-engineer, Skynet would’ve simply ceased to exist in the blink of an eye as it was the paradox of Skynet sending back a T800 in the first film that led to its creation.

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the other films in the franchise so I might be forgetting some details. But the story should’ve wrapped up with T2 as the paradox was resolved.

T3 addressed that. The plot of T3 was basically the inevitability of Skynet and the war with machines. And, unless you’re going to buy that the universe can have a loop that creates itself, something would have to create Skynet without the chip.

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sagehen  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:37:39am

re: #243 Teddy’s Person

If she’s legally married, wouldn’t the marriage license be public record? Evil people always seem to come with a side of weird.

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Only if you know what jurisdiction to search in.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:38:22am

re: #265 Belafon

I thought Hamilton was the weakest part of that movie. Angry Princess Leia was really annoying.

Yeah that was the point I was making, between her lack of character development and being pissed off the entire movie, it wasn’t as exciting seeing Sarah Connor again as it should have been.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:40:07am

This seems like a situation that would have been avoidable had everyone been required to mask up.

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sagehen  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:40:41am

re: #250 Teddy’s Person

Efforts to kill that USPS continue apace.

First, I don’t know how the hell my mail person knew who I was. I live in an apartment complex in suburban Seattle. I say hello but never had a conversation with him.

He’s had many chats with Teddy while you were at work. Teddy told him EVERYTHING.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:40:44am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:41:49am

re: #271 lawhawk

This seems like a situation that would have been avoidable had everyone been required to mask up.

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This is data that should obviously be sent directly to the White House so no one from the CDC or the American public sees it. Kepe AmeriCa GreAt Agen.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:43:30am

re: #273 jaunte
All those deaths will be marked down as “2009 H1N1” in order to blame Obama.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:44:49am
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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:45:07am

OK Gov. tests positive for covid19, meeting a few days ago with staff showed only handful had masked up. Contact tracing underway. I’d say unfu…. but nope, this is entirely believable and predictable.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:45:24am

re: #275 The Pie Overlord!

All those deaths will be marked down as “2009 H1N1” in order to blame Obama.

Moar Benghazi deaths also plz.

/

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:45:29am

re: #276 The Pie Overlord!

The fart bubbles are missing…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:45:51am

re: #275 The Pie Overlord!

All those deaths will be marked down as “2009 H1N1” in order to blame Obama.

Or HHS will chalk it all up to “viral pneumonia”.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:46:38am

re: #275 The Pie Overlord!

All those deaths will be marked down as “2009 H1N1” in order to blame Obama.

I really want to read comments like this and have a hearty laugh, but in this timeline, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Jared wouldn’t try exactly this.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:47:51am

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has tested positive for COVID-19.

oklahoman.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:47:56am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:48:10am

re: #281 Teddy’s Person

I really want to read comments like this and have a hearty laugh, but in this timeline, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Jared wouldn’t try exactly this.

Ah, yes, another position for Jared to commandeer. It’s too bad we don’t have a government organization of scientists whose job it is to monitor diseases, we could call it the Center for Disease Control, or something like that. Oh well, Jared will fix that right up yes sir.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:48:23am

re: #283 The Pie Overlord!

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No. Way.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:48:57am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

Or HHS will chalk it all up to “viral pneumonia”.

Ah, the Russian approach. Makes sense.

/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:50:03am

re: #282 Dr Lizardo

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has tested positive for COVID-19.

oklahoman.com

The WH should next make sure that no Republican governors or congresscritters or office holders anywhere report that they have tested positive. Just send that data to Jared.

/

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:50:27am

re: #245 Eclectic Cyborg

The best Terminator after Judgement Day was Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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retired cynic  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:50:51am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Taylor Allen
@tallen43
My brother’s perspective on masks in school. He says I better than I ever could.

I so agree! I was a normal, healthy young woman when I entered the classroom to teach back in the 70s. I was sick for the whole first year, until I developed some immunity. I had never had mumps, so got that vaccine before I started.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:52:04am

re: #272 sagehen

He’s had many chats with Teddy while you were at work. Teddy told him EVERYTHING.

Oh no, Teddy knows some shit.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:52:09am

JFC this video

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NetworkKed  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:52:44am

re: #288 John Hughes

The best Terminator after Judgement Day was Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

This.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:52:49am

re: #282 Dr Lizardo

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has tested positive for COVID-19.

oklahoman.com

This is great news! Positive tests are positive, OK? The governor has positive results, as I’ve had very positive administration in handling virus since I kept Chinese flights out against advice of all advisors and media and Fauci. Very positive.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:53:34am

re: #291 The Pie Overlord!

JFC this video

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Um, can we try seeing this through the eyes of the person, the great leader, who has suffered the most in the WH, who has been treated so unfairly?

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sagehen  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:54:11am

Because tourism is out of the question for now:

If you earn more than 50K/yr working from home… Barbados is offering a one-year visa to relocate there (with your family) for the duration. $5000. You have to quarantine your first week there while they process the tests, but then you can live at the beach and pay rent and buy groceries and go to restaurants and send your kids to school and everything else until it’s safe to go home.

kron4.com

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:54:17am

re: #287 Sir John Barron

The WH should next make sure that no Republican governors or congresscritters or office holders anywhere report that they have tested positive. Just send that data to Jared.

/

And the Trump tweet accusing governors of getting tested just to make him look bad coming in 5, 4, 3, …

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:55:04am

JFCIJCEA

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:55:50am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

Or HHS will chalk it all up to “viral pneumonia”.

The Florida approach. They’ve had 4,000+ excess viral pneumonia deaths so far this year, and no health experts can explain that as anything other than covid19. There’s no unidentified pneumonia outbreak, so any attempt to claim some mystery ailment as causing these deaths run up against excess mortality stats and that the only thing that’s changed is covid19 being present and out of control.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:55:55am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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You’ve already abolished the American Way of Life.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:56:50am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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And we’re SAFE now?

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:56:59am

re: #211 Decatur Deb

The Seventh Seal

Oh, if you’re going to go there, the alternative end to The Last Action Hero where Ian McKellen just kills everybody.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:57:18am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:57:31am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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I suspect that Republicans favor abolishing bail (for those people, of course).

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:57:42am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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With 140,000 Covid deaths in four short months I’m not sure the OMG YOU WON’T BE SAFE UNDER BIDEN is a totally convincing or sincere argument.

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BeachDem  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:59:04am

re: #277 lawhawk

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OK Gov. tests positive for covid19, meeting a few days ago with staff showed only handful had masked up. Contact tracing underway. I’d say unfu…. but nope, this is entirely believable and predictable.

Another Tulsa rally surrogate—how many does that make now?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 8:59:52am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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Well, the abolish ICE part is accurate. And necessary.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:00:13am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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And Biden is going to outlaw puppies, except for human consumption.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:00:17am
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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:00:21am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:00:46am

re: #307 Decatur Deb

And Biden is going to outlaw puppies, except for human consumption.

Joe’s going to abolish windows by giving everyone free Macs.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:00:47am

re: #298 lawhawk

The Florida approach. They’ve had 4,000+ excess viral pneumonia deaths so far this year, and no health experts can explain that as anything other than covid19. There’s no unidentified pneumonia outbreak, so any attempt to claim some mystery ailment as causing these deaths run up against excess mortality stats and that the only thing that’s changed is covid19 being present and out of control.

This should be a lead story on every broadcast and cable news network (well, OK, I get that FNC and OANN sure as hell aren’t gonna cover it). That seems to me to be like a deliberate cover-up on the part of the government of Florida.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:00:57am

re: #307 Decatur Deb

And Biden is going to outlaw puppies, except for human consumption.

AND TACO TRUCKS EVERY CORNER

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:02:22am

re: #307 Decatur Deb

And Biden is going to outlaw puppies, except for human consumption.

Next thing you’re gonna tell me is that Biden is going to outlaw cannibalism. Rush Limbaugh promised me a glorious future of cannibalism, goddammit!

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:02:43am

re: #310 The Pie Overlord!

He’s going to abolish windows by giving everyone free Macs.

BIG Macs, the biggest.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:02:57am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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OK, hear me out here, but say we abolish all those things…will we be worse off than now, mister president*?

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:03:32am
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Renaissance_Man  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:03:34am

re: #298 lawhawk

The Florida approach. They’ve had 4,000+ excess viral pneumonia deaths so far this year, and no health experts can explain that as anything other than covid19. There’s no unidentified pneumonia outbreak, so any attempt to claim some mystery ailment as causing these deaths run up against excess mortality stats and that the only thing that’s changed is covid19 being present and out of control.

Link please?

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:04:43am

re: #261 Dr Lizardo

My main gripe with the films following T2 is that it makes little sense.

T3 takes a different premise: Skynet/the Terminators are no longer the closed time loop of T1, T2, now they’re the result of Steam Engine Time.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:06:13am

re: #265 Belafon

I thought Hamilton was the weakest part of that movie. Angry Princess Leia was really annoying.

No, no, you’re confused. Angry Princess Leia was in The Blues Brothers.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:06:40am

re: #317 Renaissance_Man

It’s actually 8,600+ excess deaths. My numbers aren’t current. They keep upping the tally because of excess mortality getting updated each time the state figures are revised.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:07:44am

re: #266 lawhawk

Trump winery makes a Blanc des Blancs (and gets the name wrong). Why am I surprised?

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Mike Lamb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:09:56am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

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Otter: Abolish suburbs?

Boon: Forget it. He’s rolling.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:10:32am

re: #273 jaunte

Winston Smith is working in a little cubicle at HHS, getting reports from hospitals, having them corrected and sending the incorrect versions down the memory hole.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:12:18am

If you want to keep a boiler from exploding, all you have to do is smash the gauge.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:12:46am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

JFCIJCEA

BIDEN WILL INSTITUTE SHAKIRA LAW AND FORCE US TO DANCE TO HIS EVIL TUNE, BECAUSE THE HIPS DON’T LIE!

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:13:00am

re: #322 Mike Lamb

Otter: Abolish suburbs?

Boon: Forget it. He’s rolling.

It’s a clear white nationalist/supremacist talking point. Suburbs are primarily white, so saying Biden’s abolishing them is an attempt to claim that minorities are going to cancel ‘em.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:13:49am

re: #325 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

BIDEN WILL INSTITUTE SHAKIRA LAW AND FORCE US TO DANCE TO HIS EVIL TUNE, BECAUSE THE HIPS DON’T LIE!

It actually is kind of interesting that this tweet has no ISLAM TERRORISTS SHAKIRA LAW.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:14:09am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

Or HHS will chalk it all up to “viral pneumonia”.

So, we’re all coming to understand that, as always, it’s projection with Trump: “the WHO are under Chinese influence” means “the CDC don’t bow to my will”. “China hid the outbreak” means “I want to hide the outbreak”.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:15:53am

re: #321 John Hughes

Trump winery makes a Blanc des Blancs (and gets the name wrong). Why am I surprised?

LMAO. You’re right. It’s supposed to be blanc de blancs, which is a style of sparkling wine using only white grapes, not some combination of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:16:12am

re: #327 Sir John Barron

It actually is kind of interesting that this tweet has no ISLAM TERRORISTS SHAKIRA LAW.

I guess since we don’t have the homosexual transgender Islamic Muslim from Kenya in the WH the right wing fear message has had to find new boogeymen.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:16:25am

re: #289 retired cynic

I so agree! I was a normal, healthy young woman when I entered the classroom to teach back in the 70s. I was sick for the whole first year, until I developed some immunity. I had never had mumps, so got that vaccine before I started.

Every parent’s experience. The years my children were in elementary school are the years I lost the most days of work for random viral crap.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:16:27am

Trump campaign in disarray! Article from Politico, here are a couple tidbits about how they’re trying to bounce back from Tulsa.

In the days after President Donald Trump’s poorly attended rally in Tulsa, Okla., senior campaign aides repeatedly assured their optics-obsessed boss it was a one-off debacle.

They demoted a longtime staffer who had managed logistics for the failed campaign comeback [Tulsa].

Two people close to the Trump campaign said its primary issue is locating areas where local and state officials are both willing to permit large-scale campaign events and unlikely to blame the president if an outbreak of the virus occurs once he’s come and gone.

Internal divisions over how much focus Trump should lend to the virus have plagued the White House in recent weeks. Chief of staff Mark Meadows and senior adviser Jared Kushner have both pushed the president to focus on communicating a strong second-term agenda, including measures he would take to help bring the U.S. economy roaring back to life, while others have encouraged him to focus on the combating the virus itself given its widespread impact on most people’s lives.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:17:03am

I’m surprised the Trumpists aren’t bragging about putting an end to school shootings, or are they?

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:17:40am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:17:47am

re: #332 Teddy’s Person

while others have encouraged him to focus on the combating the virus itself given its widespread impact on most people’s lives.

Good grief why would he do that?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:18:21am

re: #334 Sufficient unto the day…

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It’s not on fire so it’s still a metaphor.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:18:36am

There is no fucking way that tool Navarro wrote that op-ed without White House approval. No fucking way.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:18:39am

re: #333 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m surprised the Trumpists aren’t bragging about putting an end to school shootings, or are they?

The school shootings are fake news false flags with crisis actors.

/

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:18:52am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

Joe Biden and the Radical Left want to Abolish Police, Abolish ICE, Abolish Bail, Abolish Suburbs, Abolish the 2nd Amendment - and Abolish the American Way of Life. No one will be SAFE in Joe Biden’s America!

Sounds like a plan to me, I’d vote for it if I were a citizen.

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garzooma  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:19:07am

re: #332 Teddy’s Person

Internal divisions over how much focus Trump should lend to the virus have plagued the White House in recent weeks..

So to speak.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:19:23am

re: #334 Sufficient unto the day…

It’s not on fire… that’d be the only thing that’d be too on point.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:20:21am
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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:21:04am

re: #340 garzooma

So to speak.

I didn’t catch that word play. 😀

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:21:14am

re: #338 Sir John Barron

The school shootings are fake news false flags with crisis actors.

/

Where did we recruit 140,000 crisis corpses?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:21:47am

SHOT

CHASER

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:21:50am

re: #344 Decatur Deb

Where did we recruit 140,000 crisis corpses?

Craigslist? ///

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Sir John Barron  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:22:27am

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

SHOT

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Off message. All protesters are terrorists who hate America.

///

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:23:05am

re: #313 Dr Lizardo

Next thing you’re gonna tell me is that Biden is going to outlaw cannibalism. Rush Limbaugh promised me a glorious future of cannibalism, goddammit!

Some guy on r/FO76 was asking why everyone looked askance at him because he had taken the cannibal perk. I had to explain that it was not that people were horrified by him eating dead people, it was that people were worried he might actually be Rush Limbaugh.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:23:34am

re: #346 Teddy’s Person

Craigslist? ///

Was thinking the back pages of Variety.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:25:27am

re: #348 John Hughes

Some guy on r/FO76 was asking why everyone looked askance at him because he had taken the cannibal perk. I had to explain that it was not that people were horrified by him eating dead people, it was that people were worried he might actually be Rush Limbaugh.

Seriously, someone should check Rush’s estate for human remains.

Also, his freezer.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:26:14am

re: #302 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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They have nothing to sell but fear itself…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:26:25am

Umm, I did I miss the news about a bunch of kids being fatally shot in city streets?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:26:31am

Empty podium coverage begins now. MSNBC will broadcast the empty podium for hours.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:27:21am

re: #353 The Pie Overlord!

Empty podium coverage begins now. MSNBC will broadcast the empty podium for hours.

[Embedded content]

We’re going to get another insane rant, aren’t we?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:27:40am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:28:46am

re: #354 Eclectic Cyborg

We’re going to get another insane rant, aren’t we?

I would be shocked if we didn’t.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:29:14am

Trump: I like people who weren’t captured.

Meghan: Yawn

Trump: Argle Bargle Bigly Important

Meghan: If Trump can’t stay on message, he needs to drop out.

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain called on President Donald Trump to drop out of the 2020 race if he can’t put forward a coherent campaign message. Source: Raw Story

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:29:40am

re: #353 The Pie Overlord!

Empty podium coverage begins now. MSNBC will broadcast the empty podium for hours.

[Embedded content]

He’ll be the first person to do anything at ATL in “just over an hour”.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:32:02am

re: #353 The Pie Overlord!

Empty podium coverage begins now. MSNBC will broadcast the empty podium for hours.

[Embedded content]

“What beautiful infrastructure. BIDEN WANTS TO DESTROY ALL OF IT!!!”

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:36:29am

re: #317 Renaissance_Man

Link please?

Well, politifact claims that’s false.

But I think they’re bending over backwards to do it. They say that the current year’s figures count all causes on the death certificate, where historical data only give the underlying cause of death.

The historical data shows about 918 deaths a year from pneumonia. So far this year it’s 1,762 deaths from COVID-19 and 5,185 from pneumonia. So, if the underlying pneumonia rate was unchanged that’d be (ignoring the fact that we’re nowhere near the end of the year) about 918 deaths from “normal” pneumonia, 1,762 deaths from covid-19 and 2,505 deaths from some mysterious pneumonia that came from nowhere.

Politifact: mostly bollocks.

(Edit: “say”, not “sat”. Gotta keep it clear for people making the comprehensive collection of my witty, incisive pronouncements).

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:36:35am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:37:35am

There was a time I never would have believed that a sitting U.S. President would run election ads saying his opponent is killing children…but here we are.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:38:23am

re: #319 John Hughes

No, no, you’re confused. Angry Princess Leia was in The Blues Brothers.

IT WASN’T MY FAULT!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:40:43am
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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:41:30am

re: #324 Decatur Deb

Metropolis.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:42:08am

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:43:52am

Ooh, check this out…

Endgame might be in sight here. Self-preservation instinct, kicking in.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:44:47am

...

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:45:09am

re: #334 Sufficient unto the day…

Hey, at least it’s not on fire. Yet.

You guys have to get rid of Trump or the last scene of this play is the last chapter of The Sheep Look Up.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:46:25am

re: #367 makeitstop

Fuck ‘em all. They deserve to be wiped out by Trump. I want Graham’s missive to ring across all of GOP - if you backed Trump, you will be destroyed.

Trump destroyed the economy, ruined lives of tens of millions of Americans, enabled the rich to get filthy rich - making the wealth gap even larger, and killed 139,000+ Americans to date with no plan how to stop spread of covid19 except to ignore it entirely.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:48:23am

re: #367 makeitstop

I figured that the GOP’s survival instincts wouldn’t kick in until mid-to-late August or so. Looks like the shitstorm going on has accelerated that.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:51:28am

re: #321 John Hughes

Trump winery makes a Blanc des Blancs (and gets the name wrong). Why am I surprised?

On sale for $14.88 a bottle. ///

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sagehen  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:51:36am

re: #367 makeitstop

Ooh, check this out…

[Embedded content]

Endgame might be in sight here. Self-preservation instinct, kicking in.

We’ve thought that before. Don’t count your chickens, etc.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:52:14am

re: #358 Decatur Deb

He’ll be the first person to do anything at ATL in “just over an hour”.

Except The Varsity order window.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:52:48am

re: #370 lawhawk

Fuck ‘em all. They deserve to be wiped out by Trump. I want Graham’s missive to ring across all of GOP - if you backed Trump, you will be destroyed.

Trump destroyed the economy, ruined lives of tens of millions of Americans, enabled the rich to get filthy rich - making the wealth gap even larger, and killed 139,000+ Americans to date with no plan how to stop spread of covid19 except to ignore it entirely.

Could not agree more.

And I don’t think they’ll be able to cut themselves loose as easily as they might think.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:55:08am

re: #374 Barefoot Grin

Except The Varsity order window.

I should have said “Hartsfield”. Chili dogs are a sacrament with my GA Tech co-workers.

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garzooma  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:55:30am

re: #360 John Hughes

Well, politifact claims that’s false.

But I think they’re bending over backwards to do it. They sat that the current year’s figures count all causes on the death certificate, where historical data only give the underlying cause of death.

The historical data shows about 918 deaths a year from pneumonia. So far this year it’s 1,762 deaths from COVID-19 and 5,185 from pneumonia. So, if the underlying pneumonia rate was unchanged that’d be (ignoring the fact that we’re nowhere near the end of the year) about 918 deaths from “normal” pneumonia, 1,762 deaths from covid-19 and 2,505 deaths from some mysterious pneumonia that came from nowhere.

Politifact: mostly bollocks.

Well put. Politifact’s explanation is off.

One nit — from the Politifact article, the 918 deaths are for “the same time period”, i.e. not per year.

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CBGB  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:55:32am

re: #268 Belafon

Dark on Netflix leans into this paradox hard. Highly, highly recommended.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:56:16am

re: #373 sagehen

We’ve thought that before. Don’t count your chickens, etc.

I know. And the tweeter’s TL is a hot mess, he attracts Qidiots like flies.

But yesterday’s disaster in the Rose Garden was another level of crazy. If he repeats that performance in Atlanta today, it would be hard to see how anyone could ignore that Trump’s about to scuttle their whole party.

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Alephnaught  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:56:51am

I really hope this will be true, but we’ll see… (And of course, it’s dependent on other parts of the UK being cautious)

Also today, in personal news:
a) Indoor food places, hairdressers and pubs opened today in Scotland, with stringent social distancing and hygiene restrictions. I know, because I went to a previous favourite food place with my husband, as a sort of celebration at being able to eat out for the first time since March. We were wearing masks as much as we could (ie most of the time), and the first thing that happened when I went in was that my forehead was zapped with a futuristic raygun-shaped infrared device, which, it turned out, was taking my temperature. As expected, I passed. It turns out we were the first and only people here this lunchtime. It was good, then we went home. (However, I think I’ll give a pass on the pubs for the moment.)
b) It looks like I’ll be re-joining my work pretty soon, after months of furlough….

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KGxvi  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:58:20am

Apparently, turns out that a lot of those Republicans that have left California for Texas turned out to be Democrats when they got to Texas.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:58:51am
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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 15, 2020 • 9:59:46am
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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:00:11am

re: #366 lawhawk

You were more concerned with tracking down drugs to use in lethal injections than you have trying to secure PPE for health workers.

If I remember correctly some of the drugs used in lethal injections are the same drugs are those used for inducing artificial comas in patients under artificial respiration in intensive care.

(Fun announcement from President Macron yesterday — France has been building up its stocks of curare in preparation for a potential second wave).

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KGxvi  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:01:11am

One more thing I read yesterday re: Texas politics… apparently there’s a decent chance Dems can win the Texas House, which is incredibly important as it gives them a seat at the table when it comes to redistricting for 2022.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:01:51am

The one where cartoon news anchors put Rick Wilson in the hot seat and make Rick a little grumpy.

Rick Wilson squirms talking anti-Trump Super-PAC, The Lincoln Project

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:02:24am

re: #377 garzooma

Well put. Politifact’s explanation is off.

One nit — from the Politifact article, the 918 deaths are for “the same time period”, i.e. not per year.

Thanks for the correction.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:02:53am
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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:03:57am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:04:04am

re: #376 Decatur Deb

I should have said “Hartsfield”. Chili dogs are a sacrament with my GA Tech co-workers.

We made regular trips all the way from Decatur, GA for a few chili dogs back in the day.

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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:05:54am

LOL, Who does the Supreme Court think they are!?!?!

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:05:58am

A sentence that sums up the Trump administrations’ response to covid-19.

An elderly man has died while waiting in line for a COVID-19 test in a clinic’s parking lot in Utah.

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mmmirele  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:06:08am

During our morning call today,

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:07:10am

re: #390 Barefoot Grin

We made regular trips all the way from Decatur, GA for a few chili dogs back in the day.

We made it a point when we took the Birmingham grandkid to the aquarium.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:07:55am

re: #380 Alephnaught

I really hope this will be true, but we’ll see… (And of course, it’s dependent on other parts of the UK being cautious)

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Also today, in personal news:
a) Indoor food places, hairdressers and pubs opened today in Scotland, with stringent social distancing and hygiene restrictions. I know, because I went to a previous favourite food place with my husband, as a sort of celebration at being able to eat out for the first time since March. We were wearing masks as much as we could (ie most of the time), and the first thing that happened when I went in was that my forehead was zapped with a futuristic raygun-shaped infrared device, which, it turned out, was taking my temperature. As expected, I passed. It turns out we were the first and only people here this lunchtime. It was good, then we went home. (However, I think I’ll give a pass on the pubs for the moment.)
b) It looks like I’ll be re-joining my work pretty soon, after months of furlough….

*furiously begins searching for ancestral loophole out of America*

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KGxvi  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:09:14am

re: #391 b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)

eh. The Supreme Court rarely ends a case. Usually, and this was the case in the subpoena cases, they create some test for the lower courts to apply and then remand the case for the lower court to apply the test. So, yeah, of course, he’s going to keep litigating the matter, because the lower court now has to apply the test that the Supreme Court created. And, of course, there’s still a chance that he could win, though I suspect it is highly unlikely.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:09:49am

re: #378 CBGB

Yeah, about that.

Just a bit too hard work for me. And since all white people (Germans) look alike I can’t tell what the fuck is going on. Great idea, but not relaxing TV.

Ok, I like a good time travel story, I read All You Zombies all those years ago, even Barnes’ horrible Kaleidoscope Century, but Dark? Nah.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:11:09am

re: #381 KGxvi

A lot of the younger people here are not voting with their parents.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:11:28am

re: #392 Teddy’s Person

A sentence that sums up the Trump administrations’ response to covid-19.

An elderly man has died while waiting in line for a COVID-19 test in a clinic’s parking lot in Utah.

71. When I was a kid, I thought that was old. Now, not so much.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:12:50am
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KGxvi  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:14:34am

re: #399 wrenchwench

71. When I was a kid, I thought that was old. Now, not so much.

Old = your age*2+10

When I was 20, 50 seemed old. Now that I’m 42, it seems less so.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:15:13am

re: #380 Alephnaught

I really hope this will be true, but we’ll see… (And of course, it’s dependent on other parts of the UK being cautious

Or the construction of the wall from Doomsday, the other way round this time.

Gotta like a film where the getaway car is a Bentley.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:17:02am

re: #401 KGxvi

Old = your age*2+10

When I was 20, 50 seemed old. Now that I’m 42, it seems less so.

Yeah, 162 seems old.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:18:09am

re: #401 KGxvi

Old = your age*2+10

When I was 20, 50 seemed old. Now that I’m 42, it seems less so.

I can’t do the math, but one must factor in the age of the spouse. Mine is 18 years, 11 months, and 50 weeks older than myself. Not that it matters…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:19:23am

Drachinifel doing a hour plus on the first stages of the Battle of Jutland as his Wednesday special today. (He runs a naval history thing.) No idea how long until Part 2. And his voice actors are an interesting mix of other people who do historical and/or naval related videos.

The Battle of Jutland - Clash of the Titans - Part 1 (Beatty vs Hipper)

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:19:52am

re: #390 Barefoot Grin

We made regular trips all the way from Decatur, GA for a few chili dogs back in the day.

What, to Detroit and back?

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:20:19am

re: #399 wrenchwench

Ten years older than me. Ten years younger than my dad. Not that old.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:20:59am

Bluster? Or is he really starting to fall in love with this dictator shit?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:23:01am
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CBGB  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:24:38am

re: #397 John Hughes

HA! I love the insane flow charts that came out of it. A relaxing watch, Dark is not. It’s so freakin’ crazy I just gave up and let it wash over me like a tone poem. Loved it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:26:13am

re: #309 lawhawk

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and private equity firm SilverLake join Harris Blitzer bid for @mets

Why do you have to ruin my day/week/month/year/life?

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:26:23am

re: #404 wrenchwench

I can’t do the math, but one must factor in the age of the spouse. Mine is 18 years, 11 months, and 50 weeks older than myself. Not that it matters…

Oh, I could never marry a woman older than myself. My wife is 4 months younger than me. Gives my the authority of age without which our marriage would crumble.

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BeachDem  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:27:12am

re: #401 KGxvi

Old = your age*2+10

When I was 20, 50 seemed old. Now that I’m 42, it seems less so.

I remember wondering if I’d still be around to see the millennium or if I would have already died of old age. (I turned 52 in 2000)

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:27:36am

re: #408 makeitstop

Bluster? Or is he really starting to fall in love with this dictator shit?

I don’t think he’s starting to fall in love. He’s always been in love with dictator shit. That’s how he runs his business, and he even provides them with condos. From the twitter thread, Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier owned a condo at Trump Tower valued at $2.5 million.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:27:38am

re: #409 goddamnedfrank

Yeah, but spare us the fistfight in the alley, please.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:28:09am

re: #412 John Hughes

Oh, I could never marry a woman older than myself. My wife is 4 months younger than me. Gives my the authority of age without which our marriage would crumble.

It’ll have to be a man, then.

/

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:28:12am

re: #362 Eclectic Cyborg

There was a time I never would have believed that a sitting U.S. President would run election ads saying his opponent is killing children…but here we are.

I believe that is called projection.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:28:59am

re: #364 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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I read somewhere that there’s a vaccine in Europe, but we don’t have it.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:29:03am

re: #415 John Hughes

Yeah, but spare us the fistfight in the alley, please.

Counterpoint: No, that fight needs to be even longer.

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:31:49am

re: #419 goddamnedfrank

Carpenter: I’m going to have a fist fight here.
Producers: don’t you think it’s a little long?
Carpenter: You’re right, needs another couple of minutes.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:34:30am

re: #408 makeitstop

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Bluster? Or is he really starting to fall in love with this dictator shit?

I’m not sure it’s fall in love as much as nothing else seems to be working.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:34:32am

re: #361 goddamnedfrank

lol

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:35:46am

Broward County sheriff.

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TedStriker  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:36:01am

re: #374 Barefoot Grin

Except The Varsity order window.

Been to the Varsity once…it was alright, but I did like their fried pies

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:36:21am

re: #412 John Hughes

Oh, I could never marry a woman older than myself. My wife is 4 months younger than me. Gives my the authority of age without which our marriage would crumble.

In order for a man to actuallly be old enough to have age authority over their wife they need to be at least ten years older.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:39:38am

re: #389 Teddy’s Person

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:39:42am

re: #397 John Hughes

Yeah, about that.

Just a bit too hard work for me. And since all white people (Germans) look alike I can’t tell what the fuck is going on. Great idea, but not relaxing TV.

Ok, I like a good time travel story, I read All You Zombies all those years ago, even Barnes’ horrible Kaleidoscope Century, but Dark? Nah.

I binge-watched the first 2 seasons last year before our real-life apocalypse. I don’t recall enough of the series to appreciate season 3 and have no interest in rewatching the early episodes. But I may try to push through anyway.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:41:53am

re: #391 b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)

LOL, Who does the Supreme Court think they are!?!?!

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The Court bounced the cases back to the District Court to act in accordance with the SCT ruling. That’s what remanded means - and now the District Court is asking for Trump’s returns to be expedited in accordance with the ruling, while Trump’s looking to delay.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:43:20am

re: #427 Hecuba’s daughter

I binge-watched the first 2 seasons last year before our real-life apocalypse. I don’t recall enough of the series to appreciate season 3 and have no interest in rewatching the early episodes. But I may try to push through anyway.

Last week’s winning t-shirt: I binge watch camp fires.

(This week’s: Science doesn’t care what you believe.)

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John Hughes  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:44:38am

re: #425 Belafon

Like I have to put sarc tags on here?

Ah, you don’t need them either. :)

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:46:50am

re: #430 John Hughes

Like I have to put sarc tags on here?

Ah, you don’t need them either. :)

I had difficulty. I got over it.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:47:25am

I figured out how to fix the confrontation stuff over masks as businesses: Put veterans with the caps showing their service at the entrances.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:48:15am

re: #413 BeachDem

I remember wondering if I’d still be around to see the millennium or if I would have already died of old age. (I turned 52 in 2000)

Same here, 51 in 2000. I remember our neighbor, Mrs. Rice (who was born in 1860), telling me when I was 8 or 9 that I would probably live to see the twenty-first century. It seemed fantastically distant and I didn’t want to think about being that old.
Mrs. Rice, btw, lived in Washington DC during the Civil War and had seen Abe Lincoln in person several times. She was a tiny little girl at the time, but you don’t forget something like that, ever. She also told me, a little later, that I might be one of the very last people alive who actually knew someone who had seen the great Lincoln with their own eyes. Lincoln has been dead 155 years now, and I am still here, so it could very well be. Mrs. Rice herself passed in 1960, aged 100.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:48:31am

re: #430 John Hughes

Like I have to put sarc tags on here?

Ah, you don’t need them either. :)

I recommend sarc tags no matter how explicit you think you are being. But my statement was the truth.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:49:58am

re: #411 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Why do you have to ruin my day/week/month/year/life?

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:49:59am

Alabama is finally issuing mandatory masking rules. About fucking time.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:50:34am

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said Tuesday that she would lift a hold on more than 1,100 senior military promotions after the Department of Defense assured her that it did not block the promotion of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman — a key witness in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Duckworth, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and combat veteran, put the hold on promotions earlier this month, demanding written confirmation from Defense Secretary Mike Esper that the former National Security Council aide had been recommended for advancement to full colonel. Source: NPR

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KGxvi  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:51:12am

re: #411 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Why do you have to ruin my day/week/month/year/life?

Didn’t being a Mets fan already do that?

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Teddy's Person  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:51:20am

re: #435 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Zombie Marge Schott, yikes!!

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:52:30am

re: #436 lawhawk

Alabama is finally issuing mandatory masking rules. About fucking time.

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Watching how the number of people wearing masks jumped after Abbott finally issued his order, it really points that most people still rely on authority figures to tell them what they need to do. Most people, even during the pandemic, aren’t paying attention like we are.

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makeitstop  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:52:55am

Seen on Facebook.

I knew it would eventually happen and today it did. I was prepared. I came out of the Dollar Store with my mask on and keeping six feet distance to everyone, pushed my cart to my car, all the while wearing my mask. A woman was getting out of her car next to me with no mask. As I’m putting groceries into my car she says, “Let me guess - you’re a liberal. Cause that mask ain’t gonna do anything for you except make you look stupid .” In anticipation of this happening, because I figured it might someday, I already had a response ready. I said “Look, I woke up with a temperature of 102 this morning (I didn’t) plus I work around hundreds of people in close quarters (I don’t) so this is for your protection, not mine. How about I take it off and we hug like old friends?” I stepped toward her and acted as if I was taking off my mask. She stepped back away from me and went across to the next row of cars. I followed her, she kept walking away, I chased her, she ran… She fell down. I grabbed her foot. I pulled on her leg, just as I’m pulling yours.

I L’d OL.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:54:51am
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KGxvi  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:57:17am

re: #440 Belafon

Watching how the number of people wearing masks jumped after Abbott finally issued his order, it really points that most people still rely on authority figures to tell them what they need to do. Most people, even during the pandemic, aren’t paying attention like we are.

There’s probably a couple of aspects to this:

1. the people who think “well, the folks in government are on top of this, if they say we don’t need them, then we probably don’t”
2. the people who will reluctantly go along with it to avoid a ticket or whatever consequence comes from violating it
3. some partisanship/tribalism thing where the guy on “your side” signals that it is acceptable to act in a certain way
4. the people who aren’t as tuned in as we are

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:58:38am

Mary is psychic

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:58:53am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 15, 2020 • 10:59:34am

re: #440 Belafon

Watching how the number of people wearing masks jumped after Abbott finally issued his order, it really points that most people still rely on authority figures to tell them what they need to do. Most people, even during the pandemic, aren’t paying attention like we are.

It’s Republicans who refuse to follow mask orders unless they are issued by a Republican authority figure they respect. The Trump-cult ignores such orders from Democratic governors.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:04:11am
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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:04:25am

Today, outdoor mask-wearing became mandatory in Oregon, when 6’ distance cannot be maintained.

Usage has increased.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:04:55am

How bad is it?

The 2021 Rose Parade has been CANCELLED!

ktla.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:06:10am

Jesus. WTF?
thedailybeast.com

Geraldo Rivera Blasts Judge for Denying Bail to Ghislaine Maxwell: She ‘Chickened Out’

“I think this was a political decision,” Rivera said. “I agree absolutely that the question is not whether she committed these hideous offenses. The question is whether or not she would show up for trial.”

Rivera, who is also an attorney, pointed to Maxwell’s recent purchase of a New Hampshire home to argue that she “went to all this trouble to stay in the country” and yet she’s still being sent to a detention center that’s a “hotbed of COVID-19.”
“I think that if you take her passport, you put the ankle bracelet on her, she owns property now, she could have led this country long ago if she was so inclined,” he added. “Now to keep her there in solitary confinement, essentially for over a year awaiting trial, they are doing this to put pressure on her, the federal prosecutors.”

Then, in a similar vein as former Epstein lawyer and friend Alan Dershowitz, Rivera offered up a defense of the accused sex trafficker.

“They are punishing her before conviction,” he grumbled. “She has never been held liable in a civil suit, never been convicted of a crime. She is not Jeffrey Epstein.”

Rivera would go on to insist that Maxwell wasn’t necessarily hiding from the law over the past year but instead was running from the press, saying she was one of the “most sought after tabloid figures in the country.”

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:07:18am

re: #450 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Jesus. WTF?
thedailybeast.com

Geraldo Rivera Blasts Judge for Denying Bail to Ghislaine Maxwell: She ‘Chickened Out’

Got something to hide, Jerry?

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Dread Pirate  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:09:15am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:11:39am

Anyone else think RBG is popping in and out of hospital just to screw with Trump?

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:12:21am

re: #453 Decatur Deb

Anyone else think RBG is popping in and out of hospital just to screw with Trump?

Now I will.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:13:40am
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Jay C  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:15:26am

re: #453 Decatur Deb

Anyone else think RBG is popping in and out of hospital just to screw with Trump?

I doubt it: if Ms. Justice Ginsberg wanted to mess with Trump (quite understandably) she could do so from the comfort of her own home.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:19:01am

re: #399 wrenchwench

71. When I was a kid, I thought that was old. Now, not so much.

Cyrus Jones 1810 to 1913
Made his great granchildren believe
You could live to a hundred and three
A hundred and three is forever when you’re just a little kid
So Cyrus Jones lived forever

From Dave Matthews Band - Gravedigger

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:19:17am

re: #455 Dread Pirate

The more mobile of us carry it to the less mobile.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:22:14am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cornell ‘54

Beauty is often just skin deep. With RBG, though, it goes all the way through.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:22:22am

re: #458 Belafon

The more mobile of us carry it to the less mobile.

That and damned young people thinking they are indestructible. I’m almost 40, so I get to say that now. :P

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:28:45am
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 15, 2020 • 11:32:15am

re: #461 goddamnedfrank

yarn.co


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