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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:50:56am

GOTV

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:53:05am

kcuf pmurt

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Teukka  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:54:28am

Tuck Frump?

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:54:29am

请告知唐纳德*特朗普,拉崔不是真正的中国菜!

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Dave In Austin  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:56:19am

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:57:07am

May the fleas of one meellion camels infest the underwear of every republican. ALL of them. And may someone replace their relief medication with itching powder.

I’m not ready to make nice.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:02:32am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:02:38am

NYT needs to shrivel up and die.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:06:41am

re: #7 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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The difference is that neither Dukakis nor Bush were incumbants, with four years of being president to define them.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:07:32am

re: #9 Belafon

The difference is that neither Dukakis nor Bush were incumbants, with four years of being president to define them.

Agreed. Just remember, the only poll that matters is election day.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:07:32am

re: #8 Dread Pirate

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NYT needs to shrivel up and die.

You know the contempt I have for that goddamned corporate propaganda rag that let Judith Miller cheerlead us into a war that killed my son.

Right now they are doing everything they can to kneecap Joe. He knows that they’re trying and he’s outwitted them every time. But I fear what Putin Stooge Ron Johnson is going to try to do.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:07:54am

re: #4 🌹UOJB!

请告知唐纳德*特朗普,拉崔不是真正的中国菜!

Wow, with my two years of Chinese in grad school I could almost read that. I had no idea what the characters are for “Donald” (but I’ve seen Trump in Chinese before), and I was stumped by La Choy (“swing…American”).

Since Japanese was my specialty, I was allowed to skip by on traditional Chinese characters as the Taiwanese use, so I’m super shaky on simplified.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:07:55am

re: #8 Dread Pirate

“How can a woman who wants respect say those words? It gives me the vapors.” - NYT

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:09:02am

re: #12 Barefoot Grin

Wow, with my two years of Chinese in grad school I could almost read that. I had no idea what the characters are for “Donald” (but I’ve seen Trump in Chinese before), and I was stumped by La Choy (“swing…American”).

Since Japanese was my specialty, I was allowed to skip by on traditional Chinese characters as the Taiwanese use, so I’m super shaky on simplified.

DAMN! I thought I was going to stump everyone by tossing “La Choy” in there!

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:14:46am

re: #13 Belafon

“How can a woman who wants respect say those words? It gives me the vapors.” - NYT

My favorite part of Ocasio Cortez’s statement, I’m gonna heavily paraphrase, was when she mentioned having worked in an establishment where she would throw out a person who spoke that way to another person. A respectable joint, unlike Congress.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:15:28am

re: #9 Belafon

The difference is that neither Dukakis nor Bush were incumbants, with four years of being president to define them.

And Bush had a lifetime of service to the nation that made him much more credible than just about anyone who had run for president in the modern era.

Trump didn’t have that in 2016, and his record at this point is… subpar.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:15:50am

Greetings, folks.

No update on my stepmom yet, though I was able to find out it’s some kind of lung issue (again, she was negative for Covid). Dad still really upset he can’t be with her.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:16:03am

Heh.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:17:28am

re: #15 wrenchwench

My favorite part of Ocasio Cortez’s statement, I’m gonna heavily paraphrase, was when she mentioned having worked in an establishment where she would throw out a person who spoke that way to another person. A respectable joint, unlike Congress.

I loved the “having a daughter doesn’t make you a decent man, having a wife doesn’t make you a decent man” bit. That line needs to be adopted for all the Trump defenders in Congress who in 2016 said they couldn’t defend him because they had wives and daughters. Because, honestly, fuck them (and not in the fun way).

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:18:41am

re: #9 Belafon

The difference is that neither Dukakis nor Bush were incumbants, with four years of being president to define them.

Biden is also a much more known quantity than Dukakis was. I get we shouldn’t get complacent but chicken little shit is getting old especially when they’re from people like Jeet who refuse to give Biden credit for the lead he’s built up.

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:19:47am

re: #19 KGxvi

I loved the “having a daughter doesn’t make you a decent man, having a wife doesn’t make you a decent man” bit. That line needs to be adopted for all the Trump defenders in Congress who in 2016 said they couldn’t defend him because they had wives and daughters. Because, honestly, fuck them (and not in the fun way).

‘Using his daughters and wife that way makes it clear that it’s OK with him if you speak to them that way.’

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:19:54am

re: #16 KGxvi

And Bush had a lifetime of service to the nation that made him much more credible than just about anyone who had run for president in the modern era.

Trump didn’t have that in 2016, and his record at this point is… subpar.

Exactly, that too. Trump is in really shit shape for an incumbent. I goddamn get we can’t get complacent but living in the wreckage of 2016 isn’t helpful.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:19:59am

re: #18 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

My sons had competitions for distance and accuracy.

When they left home, we had all the bathrooms redone. I mean new tiles grouted and the wallpaper stripped off and replaced.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:20:21am

Oh and it’s my birthday today. Woot. Got the beer and pies.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:21:18am

re: #11 🌹UOJB!

You know the contempt I have for that goddamned corporate propaganda rag that let Judith Miller cheerlead us into a war that killed my son.

Right now they are doing everything they can to kneecap Joe. He knows that they’re trying and he’s outwitted them every time. But I fear what Putin Stooge Ron Johnson is going to try to do.

Fun fact (of no particular relevance): Kamala Harris is on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which is chaired by Ron Johnson.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:21:41am
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:22:23am

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

My sons had competitions for distance and accuracy.

When they left home, we had all the bathrooms redone. I mean new tiles grouted and the wallpaper stripped off and replaced.

You’re the inspiration for the Clorox (I think it was Clorox) commercial!

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:22:40am

re: #22 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly, that too. Trump is in really shit shape for an incumbent. I goddamn get we can’t get complacent but living in the wreckage of 2016 isn’t helpful.

Instead of “we need to play like we’re behind” we should be adopting a mindset of “fuck it, let’s run up the score”.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:22:42am

re: #15 wrenchwench

“…So sure, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez connected with every woman who ever had to put up with a man’s shit, at work or elsewhere, only to see him face no consequences for it. She was rightly recognized as having a sharp perception of just how insidious and pervasive it all is. And she pointed out the whole rotten system and says it has to change.

But that’s kind of her brand, you know?”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:22:45am

re: #25 KGxvi

Fun fact (of no particular relevance): Kamala Harris is on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which is chaired by Ron Johnson.

She’s my choice for VP. If people really want law enforcement reform. A former ADA, DA, & AG in the top levels of the executive branch is perfect for that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:22:59am

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

My sons had competitions for distance and accuracy.

When they left home, we had all the bathrooms redone. I mean new tiles grouted and the wallpaper stripped off and replaced.

Can one laugh and regurgitate at the same time? Asking for a friend.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:23:32am

re: #24 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh and it’s my birthday today. Woot. Got the beer and pies.

Happy Birthday! 🧁

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:23:39am

As Jim Nabors would say…

SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!

The Shocking Secret Past of One of QAnon’s Most Toxic Stars

Trash-talking QAnon conspiracy theorist Tommy Gelati has a long list of celebrities he thinks belong in prison—or who might secretly be there already.

Using a verified Twitter account with more than 230,000 followers and a hugely popular podcast, Gelati, who goes by the alias “Tommy G” online, has whipped up QAnon conspiracy theory mobs against celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and companies like online furniture store Wayfair. He promises that prominent figures in the Democratic Party and Hollywood will soon be arrested in a wave of that mass detention QAnon believers call “The Storm.”

He’s claimed that top celebrities torture children for “adrenochrome,” a substance conspiracy theorists believe contains magical life-giving powers. After Tom Hanks contracted the coronavirus, Gelati began speculating that Hanks’s recent haircut proved that he was secretly hosting Saturday Night Live from prison.

But what’s less clear to his audience is that Gelati himself served nearly two years in a federal prison after engineering a sensational bank robbery with a crew dubbed the “College Boy Robbers.” Now, his online rise highlights how anyone can reinvent themselves and find success in an era where conspiracy theories run rampant.

thedailybeast.com

AND MY FAMILY CONTINUALLY POSTS THIS ASSHOLE’S SHIT!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:23:44am

re: #24 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh and it’s my birthday today. Woot. Got the beer and pies.

Again? Didn’t you just have one? 😂😂

Seriously, Happy Birthday!!!!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:24:04am

re: #28 KGxvi

Instead of “we need to play like we’re behind” we should be adopting a mindset of “fuck it, let’s run up the score”.

Exactly. We’re seeing Texas and Georgia as possibilities. Biden is also outraising Trump. Humiliate the bastards. Let Trump be known as the Republican who lost Texas.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:24:30am

re: #34 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Again? Didn’t you just have one? 😂😂

Seriously, Happy Birthday!!!!

Haha. Nah still in July.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:24:38am

re: #30 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

She’s my choice for VP. If people really want law enforcement reform. A former ADA, DA, & AG in the top levels of the executive branch is perfect for that.

She’s mine too. But it’s worth noting that any “investigation” or “hearings” that Johnson does, Harris is going to be there to cut a motherfucker. So they may want to think real hard about how much they really want to do.

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:24:39am

re: #29 jaunte

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Her brand. Female. I can relate. The NYT cannot.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:25:20am

re: #37 KGxvi

She’s mine too. But it’s worth noting that any “investigation” or “hearings” that Johnson does, Harris is going to be there to cut a motherfucker. So they may want to think real hard about how much they really want to do.

Which is why Russia is going stright to the traitor senators rather than through the government.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:25:24am

A male Karen is called a “Kyle”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:25:31am

re: #37 KGxvi

She’s mine too. But it’s worth noting that any “investigation” or “hearings” that Johnson does, Harris is going to be there to cut a motherfucker. So they may want to think real hard about how much they really want to do.

Yep.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:26:03am
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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:27:10am

Trump can’t wait to try and distract from his disastrous covid19 response with a disastrous series of violent assaults, kidnappings by his DHS thugs against protesters, to be followed by instigating a war with China or Iran (or both simultaneously all while the US Navy is short-shipped with Bonhomme Richard laid up indefinitely after a massive fire/explosions, 2 other ships suffered fire damage this past week, covid19 hampering efforts with the Navy and Marines, etc.)

He’s been an abject disaster with everything, but his base doesn’t seem to care, and his sycophantic advisers aren’t going to tell him anything but what he wants to hear.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:28:47am

re: #28 KGxvi

Instead of “we need to play like we’re behind” we should be adopting a mindset of “fuck it, let’s run up the score”.

All of this “play like you’re 100 points behind!” attitude is so demoralizing. Almost as if we’re internalizing what our opponents say about “Hard Work and Personal Responsibility”.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:29:18am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:31:14am

re: #45 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I rather have Joe’s stutter than Pray-it-Away Pence.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:31:52am

re: #44 Sherlock Hound

All of this “play like you’re 100 points behind!” attitude is so demoralizing. Almost as if we’re internalizing what our opponents say about “Hard Work and Personal Responsibility”.

I mean if Biden wins big, I don’t want us getting cocky about the future either. We need to realize the set of circumstances we’re in.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:32:10am

re: #44 Sherlock Hound

All of this “play like you’re 100 points behind!” attitude is so demoralizing. Almost as if we’re internalizing what our opponents say about “Hard Work and Personal Responsibility”.

As someone who has been on both sides of a blow out in sports, there really isn’t much more demoralizing than facing an insurmountable lead. What typically happens is that you just try and run out the clock. And a lot of times, that is what happens whether you’re winning or losing. I’m all for playing to win instead of playing not to lose, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong when you’re ahead recognizing that you’re ahead. Especially in politics, where you can create a bandwagon affect - because people like a winner.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:32:19am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:32:50am

re: #45 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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NRO always being douchebags. Must be a day ending in day.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:33:17am
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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:33:51am

re: #50 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

NRO always being douchebags. Must be a day ending in day.

So, you’re saying there’s hope for tomorrow?

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:34:07am

Other banks and financial companies are reducing their exposures by cutting credit limits, closing accounts, and otherwise restricting credit even as people need to dip into their credit to make ends meet. And this situation will accelerate as we head towards August 1 without a deal to extend PPP/CARES Act funding mechanisms.

GOP doesn’t care. They spent months doing nothing, and they’d rather watch the economy burn than see people other than millionaires get a dime of support to keep the economy afloat.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:34:46am

re: #51 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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That is great. I will need to remember that.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:35:13am

The GOP should dump Trump and replace him with Ginger Billy!

I really gotta start listenin to my wife.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:35:22am

One more

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:35:23am

re: #51 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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It’s all so stupid. We know Lincoln was a Republican. Jesse Helms also was a Republican who bragged about wanting to whistle Dixie to make a black colleague cry and Trump and the modern GOP have more in common with him than Abe.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:35:41am

re: #50 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

NRO always being douchebags. Must be a day ending in day.

Days ending in day are my least favorite days.

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:36:05am

re: #51 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Barry Bonds is now and forever will be a Pittsburgh Pirate. /

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:36:24am

::: Chilling down some champagne :::

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:36:34am

re: #54 Belafon

I kind of want to start a thread of a lot of these:

Nolan Ryan pitched for the Mets.
Steve Young was QB for the Bucs

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:37:19am

::: pulling out the glasses :::

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:37:20am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:37:49am

Speaking of escaped rats who want to gnaw holes in the sinking ship, Joe Walsh continues to bite big chunks out of the hull.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:38:22am

re: #59 lawhawk

Barry Bonds is now and forever will be a Pittsburgh Pirate. /

Who could forget Roger Maris, Kansas City Athletic.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:39:22am

::: setting up the buffet table with all sorts of goodies :::

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:40:08am

re: #61 KGxvi

I kind of want to start a thread of a lot of these:

Nolan Ryan pitched for the Mets.
Steve Young was QB for the Bucs

Wayne Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers
Mark Messier played for the Edmonton Oilers
Drew Bledsoe QB’d for the Patriots

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:41:17am

re: #44 Sherlock Hound

All of this “play like you’re 100 points behind!” attitude is so demoralizing. Almost as if we’re internalizing what our opponents say about “Hard Work and Personal Responsibility”.

That’s why it’s 2 points.

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:41:22am

re: #66 PhillyPretzel

::: setting up the buffet table with all sorts of goodies :::

::: slides chair over to buffet :::

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:41:38am

re: #65 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Bucky Dent, Chicago White Sox.
Dave Winfield, San Diego Padre.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:42:21am

::: pops a cork carefully into a towel :::

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:44:03am

Ronald Reagan, Democratic Party.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:44:28am

::: pours glasses for everyone in the room :::

To whomever gave me that karma point that gave me 42,000 points Thanks.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:45:50am

re: #72 Belafon

Ronald Reagan, Democratic Party.

Boom.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:45:53am

re: #70 lawhawk

Bucky Dent, Chicago White Sox.
Dave Winfield, San Diego Padre.

There are non baseball examples too. Wrestling company WCW famously fired Steve Austin because they thought he was too “bland” and he would never be a very marketable performer. Less than two years later, he landed in the WWF, became “Stone Cold” and…well you know the rest.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:46:32am

re: #72 Belafon

Hillary Clinton was a Goldwater Girl.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:47:16am

Ronald Reagan, Union president.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:48:37am

A-Rod, Seattle Mariner

Bret Favre, Atlanta Falcon

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:51:14am

Donald Trump, casino owner.

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:52:23am

Rudy Giuliani, federal prosecutor specializing in breaking up corruption.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:57:20am

Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:59:37am
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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:59:47am

Caitlyn Marie Jenner——-Winner, men’s decathlon, 1976 Summer Olympics Montreal.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:00:54am

re: #24 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh and it’s my birthday today. Woot. Got the beer and pies.

Teddy’s ready for the party!
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ericblair  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:01:15am

re: #48 KGxvi

As someone who has been on both sides of a blow out in sports, there really isn’t much more demoralizing than facing an insurmountable lead. What typically happens is that you just try and run out the clock. And a lot of times, that is what happens whether you’re winning or losing. I’m all for playing to win instead of playing not to lose, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong when you’re ahead recognizing that you’re ahead. Especially in politics, where you can create a bandwagon affect - because people like a winner.

As well, the GOP is a thoroughly authoritarian party. They believe in power. When it looks like they’re going to lose that power, there’s nothing that keeps them going, especially if losing that power means that they may have to (finally) answer for their crimes. Authoritarian structures don’t look like they’ll ever collapse, until they think their power is slipping and suddenly everything goes to hell. So great poll numbers can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Plus, it doesn’t do you any good to think you’re losing when you’re not (like General McClellan). You end up over-protecting territories not at risk, refusing to counterattack and extend because you assume you’ll lose, and sapping morale from everyone who needs it. If you’re winning, you still can lose, but pretending you’re losing doesn’t do anyone any good.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:01:23am
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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:02:30am

re: #34 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Again? Didn’t you just have one? 😂😂

Seriously, Happy Birthday!!!!

Honestly, I thought the same thing.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:04:15am

re: #42 gocart mozart

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Feels like an Ah Ha video.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:06:50am

re: #86 The Pie Overlord!

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The DC Press Corpse sits there and takes it. They won’t walk out because they’re addicted to kissing Trump’s ass.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:08:45am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:09:32am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:09:37am

re: #67 lawhawk

Wayne Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers
Mark Messier played for the Edmonton Oilers
Drew Bledsoe QB’d for the Patriots

Roberto Clemente plays for the Pirates. Always and Forever.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:10:12am

re: #72 Belafon

Ronald Reagan, Democratic Party.

Ronald Reagan, President of the Screen Actors Guild.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:10:19am

Run up the score.

New Cook Political Report ratings.

Biden is at 308 electoral votes in Solid, Likely, and Lean. With another 43 as toss up. In the leaning states, there’s 90 EV leaning Dem vs 62 leaning Rep (Iowa, Texas, and Ohio).

Run up the score.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:11:37am

re: #77 Belafon

Ronald Reagan, Union president.

You beat me to it.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:12:32am
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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:13:23am

re: #86 The Pie Overlord!

I am no longer speechless or surprised. What I always come back to, which terrifies the living shit outta me, is what we DON’T know. How much evidence has been destroyed? These people have to go to prison. At least enough of them to make a giant dent in this continuing onward. One thing is for certain, assuming people will do the right thing is a really fucking stupid idea. Especially those wrapping themselves in flags and wearing crosses, the ones screaming about how patriotic and by god American they are. You can’t claim to love your country and then hate nearly every person in it. We need to run any elected official or anyone running for office spouting this shit completely into a corner and never let them near government offices ever again. And fucking Kayleigh, professional liar and shit thrower, needs shit thrown at her. Literally and figuratively. (As I said earlier, I am not ready to make nice. Ever Again. Not with these motherfuckers)

What makes me truly sad is that I don’t think we’re learning a thing from the destruction here. At ALL.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:13:25am

re: #75 Eclectic Cyborg

There are non baseball examples too. Wrestling company WCW famously fired Steve Austin because they thought he was too “bland” and he would never be a very marketable performer. Less than two years later, he landed in the WWF, became “Stone Cold” and…well you know the rest.

Oh, wrestling is all kinds of fun:

Stunning Steve Austin to Stone Cold Steve Austin
Mean Mark Calloway to the Undertaker
Rocky Miavia to The Rock
The Three Faces of Foley

And that’s before we get into the more ridiculous repackagings over the years.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:13:38am

re: #86 The Pie Overlord!

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No it isnt
Calling it that don’t make it so

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:14:23am
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:15:14am

re: #100 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

No it isnt
Calling it that don’t make it so

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I think Nazaryan left off the sarc tag.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:15:36am

Pete Best, drummer for the Beatles.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:15:58am

TexASS Strikes Again!

Texas GOP lawmaker brutally mocked for talk of bringing space aliens ‘salvation through Jesus’

And YES, it’s a Republican uttering this insanity!

rawstory.com

Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland reacted to reports about declassifying information on UFO sightings by stating that any aliens aboard the ships would have to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts if they wanted a chance at eternal paradise.

Wonder what that TexAssHole would do if Aliens land in TexASS and they claim this…

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:17:04am

re: #95 KGxvi

Run up the score.

New Cook Political Report ratings.

Biden is at 308 electoral votes in Solid, Likely, and Lean. With another 43 as toss up. In the leaning states, there’s 90 EV leaning Dem vs 62 leaning Rep (Iowa, Texas, and Ohio).

Run up the score.

When they go low, we go higher. And higher.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:17:59am

😂😂

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:18:26am
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:18:46am

re: #102 Belafon

I think Nazaryan left off the sarc tag.

Tag or not they haven’t done a briefing or proper press conference in years…actually this admin maybe never
these gatherings are nothing but campaign performance art pieces
The DC press is drugged. Or hypnotized.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:19:04am

re: #104 🌹UOJB!

Elvis Jesus is not dead, he just went home.”

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:19:56am

re: #104 🌹UOJB!

TexASS Strikes Again!

Texas GOP lawmaker brutally mocked for talk of bringing space aliens ‘salvation through Jesus’

And YES, it’s a Republican uttering this insanity!

rawstory.com

Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland reacted to reports about declassifying information on UFO sightings by stating that any aliens aboard the ships would have to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts if they wanted a chance at eternal paradise.

Wonder what that TexAssHole would do if Aliens land in TexASS and they claim this…

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For Fuck’s Sake.

Our nuns explained this away in the 1950s: Christ was born of a descendant of Adam to erase Adam’s sin. If aliens even need redemption, they get it through their own messiah, born of their own sinner.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:20:53am

re: #104 🌹UOJB!

I’ve always wondered what would happen to most organized religions in this world if we confirmed sentient life of non-Earth origin. That they would go this route is depressing but not surprising.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:21:06am

re: #104 🌹UOJB!

TexASS Strikes Again!

Texas GOP lawmaker brutally mocked for talk of bringing space aliens ‘salvation through Jesus’

And YES, it’s a Republican uttering this insanity!

rawstory.com

Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland reacted to reports about declassifying information on UFO sightings by stating that any aliens aboard the ships would have to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts if they wanted a chance at eternal paradise.

Wonder what that TexAssHole would do if Aliens land in TexASS and they claim this…

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Dude, if aliens are real, their exhaust wake destroyed your ‘heaven’

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:21:11am

re: #104 🌹UOJB!

Deep Thoughts, by J.Strickland…. It speaks volumes that people are clueless and careless enough to elect this oxygen starved life form. If we were even close to sane, he’d be laughed out of office and back to his front porch.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:22:24am

re: #113 A Mom Anon

Just the thought of a spaceship landing in Texas and 50 aliens come out chanting “Hare Krishna…”

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:22:46am

re: #111 KGxvi

I’ve always wondered what would happen to most organized religions in this world if we confirmed sentient life of non-Earth origin. That they would go this route is depressing but not surprising.

Using the nunsplanation above, it don’t make no never-mind. Different rules for different galaxies.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:22:48am

re: #103 Teddy’s Person

Pete Best, drummer for the Beatles.

Also, the dude who was the “Guns” part of “Guns N’ Roses”

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:22:52am

re: #107 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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She just admitted the generals names don’t matter

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:23:08am

re: #114 🌹UOJB!

Baruch ata adonai…. That’d really bake their noodles in Jesusland.

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Jay C  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:23:19am

re: #104 🌹UOJB!

Reminds me of the scene in the movie Contact, where the relevant Government officials, once they receive unambiguous proof of intelligent aliens “out there”, meet to decide what to do, but get bogged down in repetitive nonsense blathered away (by a character very much like Rep. Strickland there) about how the only important factor to consider is whether or not “they” “believe in God”….

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:23:57am

re: #116 Eclectic Cyborg

John Rutsey, Rush drummer.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:23:58am

re: #111 KGxvi

I’ve always wondered what would happen to most organized religions in this world if we confirmed sentient life of non-Earth origin. That they would go this route is depressing but not surprising.

Orson Scott Card (cursed be his name) wrote about that in Speaker of the Dead. And Paul had a lot of fun with it.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:24:23am

re: #117 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

“the bases are not known for the generals they are named after. The bases are known for the heroes that served at them.”

“Without looking at your notes, Kayleigh, would you name one of these heroes for us?

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:25:06am

re: #122 jaunte

“Without looking at your notes, Kayleigh, would you name one of these heroes for us?

All of them, Katie.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:26:06am

re: #115 Decatur Deb

Using the nunsplanation above, it don’t make no never-mind. Different rules for different galaxies.

But still only the one earth based god of course. Right?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:26:59am

WTAF

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:27:57am

re: #123 Belafon

All of them, Katie.

That quip is the ONLY good thing that came from Sarah Palin’s failed run for VP.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:28:09am

re: #124 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

But still only the one earth based god of course. Right?

Not of This Earth. (That would make a good horror movie title.)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:28:33am

And, to put the ‘ZTI’ conspiracy to rest

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:30:01am

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Jay C  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:30:32am

re: #124 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

But still only the one earth based god of course. Right?

It would be a hoot if we contacted intelligent aliens, and their answer to the question of religion was something like:

“God? Of course we believe in God! She created the whole cosmos and gave birth to it about 15 billion of your years ago…..”

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:30:42am

re: #84 Teddy’s Person

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Teddy is looking like his mom invited all of his aunts to the party.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:31:58am

re: #130 Jay C

It would be a hoot if we contacted intelligent aliens, and their answer to the question of religion was something like:

“God? Of course we believe in God! She created the whole cosmos and gave birth to it about 15 billion of your years ago…..”

That’s what I menant

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Teukka  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:36:10am

So this pic crossed my feeds…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:36:38am

re: #128 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

And, to put the ‘ZTI’ conspiracy to rest

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That woman that Z-26 has a hold on, looks utterly terrified.

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:38:15am

re: #120 lawhawk

John Rutsey, Rush drummer.

Peter Frampton, Humble Pie.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:39:15am

Yesterday I was all jazzed, planning to make a lemon meringue pie today.

My feet hurt so bad I’m just gonna bake up a box of brownie mix. It’s OK to do that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:41:32am

re: #84 Teddy’s Person

I can’t get over that you have two dogs named Teddy. They both have delicious eyes.

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Teukka  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:42:15am

Another thing from mah feedz…

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:42:20am

re: #126 Teddy’s Person

That quip is the ONLY good thing that came from Sarah Palin’s failed run for VP.

I was going to say ‘I can see Russia from my house!’ but then I remembered that was Tina Fey, who came up with most of the good Palin Quotes.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:43:20am

re: #137 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I can’t get over that you have two dogs named Teddy. They both have delicious eyes.

It’s only one dog with different haircuts. That pic of him in the birthday hat is about 10 years old.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:52:07am

The many faces of Teddy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:53:08am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:54:55am

Hypothesis:

Three years from now the United States will be farther down the road to a just society than it would have been if Trump were never president.

Show your work.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:56:45am

re: #143 Decatur Deb

Hypothesis:

Three years from now the United States will be farther down the road to a just society than it would have been if Trump were never president.

Show your work.

My variation is that Trump has done more to end the civil war than anyone since Lincoln.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:58:20am

re: #144 Belafon

My variation is that Trump has done more to end the civil war than anyone since Lincoln.

There’s that. And he may do more to end oligarchy than anyone since Joe Hill.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:00:24pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:02:41pm

I scheduled an oil/transmission fluid change at my long time auto shop for this morning. Usually I use their shuttle service to get to where I’m going and then back when their done. Now there is no shuttle service and no lobby waiting. There were restaurants with patio service nearby for breakfast, but the place next door to the shop had packed tables with no one wearing masks so I decided to just walk the 1.2 miles home and then back again.

There is a severe heat advisory in effect today that started at noon. I started the walk back to the shop at about 11:00. I’m too old & fat to be doing something like that. I blasted the AC when I got my car back and did about an hour’s worth of errands, but I feel like I’m still recovering. No more work for me today.

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:05:40pm

re: #147 stpaulbear

I scheduled an oil/transmission fluid change at my long time auto shop for this morning. Usually I use their shuttle service to get to where I’m going and then back when their done. Now there is no shuttle service and no lobby waiting. There were restaurants with patio service nearby for breakfast, but the place next door to the shop had packed tables with no one wearing masks so I decided to just walk the 1.2 miles home and then back again.

There is a severe heat advisory in effect today that started at noon. I started the walk back to the shop at about 11:00. I’m too old & fat to be doing something like that. I blasted the AC when I got my car back and did about an hour’s worth of errands, but I feel like I’m still recovering. No more work for me today.

Top off the fluids in the walking machine.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:05:52pm

re: #97 jaunte

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There is literally someone in this country sitting in a chair, watching the Spokesliar, who is freaking out that Paw Patrol was canceled while their kid/grandkid is concurrently watching Paw Patrol….

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:06:01pm

re: #147 stpaulbear

Please take it slow and be safe!

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:06:40pm

re: #143 Decatur Deb

Hypothesis:

Three years from now the United States will be farther down the road to a just society than it would have been if Trump were never president.

Show your work.

My report would plagiarize the novel ‘The Lathe of Heaven’ by Ursula LeGuin.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:07:21pm

re: #147 stpaulbear

Do not over do anything in that type of heat. Drink some water and rest. :)

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:09:17pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:09:24pm

re: #143 Decatur Deb

I guess if nothing else we see the flaws and holes in our system that allowed for this. That laws don’t mean shit if no one enforces them. And we certainly have to see that a pretty significant number of “Americans” hate the rest of the American People. Enough to do some pretty significant damage. What will happen to our system of government is going to depend on whether we learn from this and work together to fix the damage. That last part, the working together, is going to be the key to success. Bullies and assholes have to STOP being put in charge and put in a corner.

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BeachDem  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:09:30pm

re: #149 Mike Lamb

There is literally someone in this country sitting in a chair, watching the Spokesliar, who is freaking out that Paw Patrol was canceled while their kid/grandkid is concurrently watching Paw Patrol….

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:11:32pm

re: #154 A Mom Anon

I guess if nothing else we see the flaws and holes in our system that allowed for this. That laws don’t mean shit if no one enforces them. And we certainly have to see that a pretty significant number of “Americans” hate the rest of the American People. Enough to do some pretty significant damage. What will happen to our system of government is going to depend on whether we learn from this and work together to fix the damage. That last part, the working together, is going to be the key to success. Bullies and assholes have to STOP being put in charge and put in a corner.

Trump was given to us to provide clarity to the situation.

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:13:11pm

Why the Fuck is Paw Patrol trending?

Oh, because shitgibbons in the WH thought that they’d spew nonsense about a beloved kid’s cartoon as proof of “something”.

It’s a huge franchise and it’s not going anywhere - and it’s on heavy rotation in kids’ homes nationwide. But Trumpists want to ignore the facts and substitute this bulkshit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:13:23pm

I fucking knew the Senate wouldn’t get their shit together this week and get a relief measure passed.

It’s going to be a long August folks…

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:13:43pm

re: #156 Decatur Deb

Trump was given to us to provide clarity to the situation.

In his own half-vast way.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:14:13pm

re: #157 lawhawk

Why the Fuck is Paw Patrol trending?

Oh, because shitgibbons in the WH thought that they’d spew nonsense about a beloved kid’s cartoon as proof of “something”.

It’s a huge franchise and it’s not going anywhere - and it’s on heavy rotation in kids’ homes nationwide. But Trumpists want to ignore the facts and substitute this bulkshit.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:15:45pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:16:06pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:16:10pm
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:18:17pm

re: #146 Charles Johnson

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your boss ever tell you to stay and get the job done because it’s critical, even though you had travel plans, tickets, etc?

(oh wait, i said critical)

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Charles Johnson  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:18:30pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:19:25pm

Wait till Monday when Kayleigh alleges this cartoon has been cancelled…

Phony Pharmers - Dick Tracy | WildBrain Cartoons

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:20:26pm

re: #156 Decatur Deb

Trump was given to us to provide clarity to the situation.

Trump and his followers have also made the shitty parts of culture very, very visible in a way that’s embarrassing. The sadism is naked, almost horny, which offsets the decades of heavy makeup and vaseline on lens that makes stuff like The Lost Cause seem attractive.

Trump has shitty taste and a preoccupation with superficial signs of power, and whether it’s an airline, a casino, or the past. Live by the aesthetic…hopefully die by the aesthetic.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:22:43pm

re: #153 lawhawk

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that chart expanded

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:23:23pm
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:23:46pm

re: #157 lawhawk

Why the Fuck is Paw Patrol trending?

Oh, because shitgibbons in the WH thought that they’d spew nonsense about a beloved kid’s cartoon as proof of “something”.

It’s a huge franchise and it’s not going anywhere - and it’s on heavy rotation in kids’ homes nationwide. But Trumpists want to ignore the facts and substitute this bulkshit.

that shows about ‘police’ were being cancelled

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:27:56pm

re: #167 The Ghost of a Flea

Trump and his followers have also made the shitty parts of culture very, very visible in a way that’s embarrassing. The sadism is naked, almost horny, which offsets the decades of heavy makeup and vaseline on lens that makes stuff like The Lost Cause seem attractive.

Trump has shitty taste and a preoccupation with superficial signs of power, and whether it’s an airline, a casino, or the past. Live by the aesthetic…hopefully die by the aesthetic.

Look what he’s done for the voting rights movement. The drive towards “One American, One Vote” has been eroded for 10 years or more. We are wound up to make a shocking leap forward. Voting rights, including Felon Rights Restoration, is at the top of the League of Women Voters’ target list. That’s white suburban women.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:32:13pm

re: #126 Teddy’s Person

That quip is the ONLY good thing that came from Sarah Palin’s failed run for VP.

Imagine if Palin came to prominence in the age of memes and gifs? The McCain campaign would have been sunk in a week

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:32:45pm

re: #156 Decatur Deb

I truly hope with all the hope in the world that this is what moves us forward. I am probably overly concerned about retaliatory violence beyond what we’ve seen so far.But then again, maybe not. That is what has silenced liberals/democrats to some degree in many places. When you still have a part of your town with a store that is still a Klan meeting place, where they sell pictures of lynchings and “confederate memorabilia for historical reasons”,and the store owner has received awards for being a model citizen, it can be a little daunting. This tension has been building, especially since 9/11 and the concentrated effort by conservatives to make people fear and hate liberals. I’m in GA, Rove, Gingrich and Ralph Reed did a lot of awful shit here after 9/11 to escalate shit and it never went away. Lots of folks are mad at a caricature of liberals that conservatives made up. I don’t think that can be fixed. Not anytime soon at least.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:33:25pm

re: #167 The Ghost of a Flea

Trump and his followers have also made the shitty parts of culture very, very visible in a way that’s embarrassing. The sadism is naked, almost horny, which offsets the decades of heavy makeup and vaseline on lens that makes stuff like The Lost Cause seem attractive.

Until now I thought that Lucille Ball’s “Mame” used the most vaseline on the camera lens…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:36:08pm

The house across the street is occupied by the young family of our old neighbor. Over the years we joked that the old guy and his wife cancelled our votes.

Wife just reported that their yard has grown a Doug Jones sign.

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Nojay UK  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:39:17pm

re: #168 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

There’s a saying in Science! — “torture the data until it confesses.” Chartology is one of those Dark Secrets taught in the shadowy corners of scientific academia to up and coming Lobachevskis, masterful methods of psychological manipulation by cherrypicking data sets, subtle use of colour in lines, “missing” axis labels and offset axes, unsubstantiated best-fit lines and, best of all, the unjustified extrapolation aka a trend.

“Give me three points of data and I’ll fit them to any curve you like. Four and I can make it a cardoid.”

Basically these sorts of charts are not intended to inform, they’re intended to excite and enrage. I try not to let myself get enraged by this sort of manipulation (the raw data is bad enough as it is).

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:44:00pm

re: #175 Decatur Deb

The house across the street is occupied by the young family of our old neighbor. Over the years we joked that the old guy and his wife cancelled our votes.

Wife just reported that their yard has grown a Doug Jones sign.

Could it be….that maybe - just maybe - we might be looking at a GOP bloodbath this November? One of those game-changing elections?

Knock on wood.

If or when panic is gonna set in for the GOP, it’s going to be around mid-September. That’s usually when you can start to get a sense of how things are going to sort out. And if Trump’s still tanking in the polls by then, and the same polls - as well as the Republicans internal polling - show that the GOP is in for once-in-a-generation ass-whoopin’, that’ll be around the time they’ll start deserting him.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:45:11pm

re: #165 Charles Johnson

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I’ve been pretty consistent on this—if the gov’t won’t pay people to stay home or for some kind of COVID safety compliant day care; and the teachers are willing to be there, then kids need to be in school. Everyone suffers with a bunch of parents trying to juggle remote learning and work. For too many, it’s not even possible (the job, the family, or both can’t support telecommuting).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:48:40pm

This is ridiculous. Why is this guy interviewing trump? WTF?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:49:15pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:49:28pm

re: #173 A Mom Anon

Wait what! You have a store that sells lynching postcards?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:51:03pm

re: #176 Nojay UK

“Give me three points of data and I’ll fit them to any curve you like. Four and I can make it a cardoid.

Curve fitting rationales
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:51:03pm

re: #181 Teddy’s Person

Wait what! You have a store that sells lynching postcards?

I have seen them. I will not post a link because they are offensive.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:51:14pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:52:10pm

re: #144 Belafon

My variation is that Trump has done more to end the civil war than anyone since Lincoln.

Let’s wait for this to actually happen before any celebrating.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:53:04pm

re: #183 🌹UOJB!

I have seen them. I will not post a link because they are offensive.

Oh I’ve seen them and lecture about them in my 19th century and 20th century history classes.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:54:12pm

re: #186 Teddy’s Person

Oh I’ve seen them and lecture about them in my 19th century and 20th century history classes.

I’ve seen them in a museum context.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:54:14pm
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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:55:01pm

re: #188 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:55:30pm

re: #188 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Another government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people imo

The serfs must get back to work!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:55:34pm

I’d like to offer a pre-emptive apology to all the kids, teachers and parents who are going to die because Republicans are fucking assholes.

I apologize that we, the decent and reasonable people of this country, did not do a better job for you.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jul 24, 2020 • 12:57:08pm

re: #182 Colère Tueur de Lapin

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This is all kinds of awesome. Where’s it from? XKCD? The typography looks familiar …

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:00:13pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:00:27pm

re: #192 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

This is all kinds of awesome. Where’s it from? XKCD? The typography looks familiar …

Yup. It’s on my office door, too.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:00:33pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:01:47pm

re: #187 Teddy’s Person

I’ve seen them in a museum context.

I’ve seen them, and more, at the local flea market.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:02:05pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:04:39pm
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Mike Lamb  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:05:09pm

re: #197 jaunte

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Yup. It’s a negotiating tactic. Starve people out for a few weeks, they’ll start calling their Reps/Senators begging for anything; then suddenly $200 looks good.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:05:36pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:09:03pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:10:34pm

re: #193 DodgerFan1988

As someone said on the comments, a lot of people are allowing these thugs to harass and assault protesting Americans. Biden needs to hold them accountable when he takes office. This can’t be allowed to happen again.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:12:02pm

re: #181 Teddy’s Person

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:14:34pm

Setting record for most expensive arrests.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:16:08pm

If the country is destroyed, what good will money do?

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retired cynic  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:16:23pm

Rare Black Panther Shadows His Leopard Mate in Incredible Shot by Photographer Mithun H, This is Colossal

Since 2014, wildlife filmmaker and photographer Mithun H has been pining for sightings of Saya, a black panther that’s been eluding his admirers in the Kabini Forest in India for years. After camping out in the area for six days, the photographer captured a stunning image of the mysterious animal shadowing his leopard partner, Cleopatra.

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CBGB  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:17:10pm

re: #179 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I mean, someone could probably make some interesting points wrt executive power in foreign vs. domestic policy arenas. But…I do not believe that’s what we would get from this buffoon.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:18:16pm

re: #206 retired cynic

Rare Black Panther Shadows His Leopard Mate in Incredible Shot by Photographer Mithun H, This is Colossal

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Thought that was a photo under harsh flash, until I saw the eyes.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:18:37pm

re: #206 retired cynic

That’s amazing.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:18:49pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:19:24pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:20:50pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:22:23pm

re: #202 Patricia Kayden

As someone said on the comments, a lot of people are allowing these thugs to harass and assault protesting Americans. Biden needs to hold them accountable when he takes office. This can’t be allowed to happen again.

And the first step is to remove CPBP authority to stop and detain with out a warrant.

Chilling opinion piece here.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:23:35pm

re: #203 A Mom Anon

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Greup  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:25:02pm

re: #210 Dr Lizardo

Nothing wrong with Surströmming. :)

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:25:51pm

re: #184 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

60-75% of Americans would probably be fine with Trump returning to his private life.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:26:06pm

re: #211 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Plus here in the US of A we support our hotel businesses by imprisoning immigrants in them. (info real, weapons-grade defense-mechanism snark deployed)

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:26:19pm

re: #206 retired cynic

Wakanda Forever!!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:26:58pm

re: #216 KGxvi

60-75% of Americans would probably be fine with Trump returning to his private life.

Or going to prison. Either scenario works.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:28:36pm

re: #219 Patricia Kayden

I would settle for prison since I cannot have what I want him to do. Hint: It would be way too honorable for him.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:29:12pm

re: #197 jaunte

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Typical Repub “bargaining” tactic: Drag shit out until the last minute, then use the “dire need” to force Dems to “compromise” by accepting whatever bill they serve up without alteration, expecting the media to do the heavy-lifting of presenting them as “saviors” and Dems as “uncompromising radicals.”

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:30:51pm

re: #213 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

And the first step is to remove CPBP authority to stop and detain with out a warrant.

Chilling opinion piece here.

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Mapping and demographic charts show almost everyone in the country is within 100 miles of a border. (IIRC, Border Patrol “borders” include international airports.)

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:32:05pm

re: #214 Teddy’s Person

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:32:56pm
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BeachDem  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:37:15pm

re: #224 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Nikki Haley may actually be more full of shit than the orange thing himself.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:37:59pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:39:04pm

re: #225 BeachDem

Nikki Haley may actually be more full of shit than the orange thing himself.

Just the thought of the 2024 bloodletting between Nimratta and Ivanka for the 2024 GOP nomination…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:41:02pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:42:23pm

re: #227 🌹UOJB!

Just the thought of the 2024 bloodletting between Nimratta and Ivanka for the 2024 GOP nomination…

They both need to spend time between now and then to root out the misogyny in their party or neither one stands much of a chance. It’s one thing to rah rah Trump dynasty. It’s quite another to vote for a woman.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:49:25pm

re: #175 Decatur Deb

The house across the street is occupied by the young family of our old neighbor. Over the years we joked that the old guy and his wife cancelled our votes.

Wife just reported that their yard has grown a Doug Jones sign.

there are some large biden banners around here - on dead ended streets

in my immediate neighborhood and areas where i run, over the years ive seen the usual small yard signs

never one for a democrat for president

never a flag sized banner on a fence

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:53:19pm

re: #176 Nojay UK

There’s a saying in Science! — “torture the data until it confesses.” Chartology is one of those Dark Secrets taught in the shadowy corners of scientific academia to up and coming Lobachevskis, masterful methods of psychological manipulation by cherrypicking data sets, subtle use of colour in lines, “missing” axis labels and offset axes, unsubstantiated best-fit lines and, best of all, the unjustified extrapolation aka a trend.

“Give me three points of data and I’ll fit them to any curve you like. Four and I can make it a cardoid.”

Basically these sorts of charts are not intended to inform, they’re intended to excite and enrage. I try not to let myself get enraged by this sort of manipulation (the raw data is bad enough as it is).

and the data is/are stark

from the above article at btrtn:

One of the most telling measures of the level of contagion of the coronavirus is the number of new cases in the past week per 1,000,000 of population. This measure creates a strong relative benchmark: it allows you to make better comparisons of the extent of the virus between different sized populations…how pervasive is the virus on a per capita basis? More important, it is not a cumulative measure, but is based on the situation in the past week. In short, it answers the question how bad is the situation right now?

As of this morning, consider the “new cases, past week, per million of population:”

Brazil 1,354
United States 1,412

Florida 3,450
Mississippi 2,774
Arizona 2,518
S.Carolina 2,415
Georgia 2,384

Just for context: the comparable current number for New York State? 253. In Connecticut, it is 135. In Vermont, it is 83.

Italy is 26.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:53:33pm

I know I’m late to the discussion on the polls, but I just want to add my two cents: There’s a difference between “confidence” and “complacency.” If you want to stick with the sports analogies, then “complacency” is leaving the second quarter convinced there’s “no possible way” that the opposition can come back and they might as well throw the towel in, while “confidence” is where we are now: Going into the last quarter with a commanding lead while acknowledging that there’s still time on the clock for a “miracle.” Yeah, we have plenty of examples of the former in presidential races, candidates who seemed to be unstoppable only to collapse into a miserable loss. But not too many of the latter…and most of those you can point to have key differences from this election.

Think about it this way: No modern incumbent presidential candidate has failed to lead in the polls and been this far down going into the last 100 days and won convincingly. Joe Biden is not Mike Dukakis, Donald Trump is not George Bush Sr, and the “USA, USA, USA!” fever of the Cold War is not there.

tl;dr: “Complacency” is saying “Trump can’t win!,” while “confidence” is saying “Trump can’t win without a miracle!”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:54:18pm

is this is pretty funny, especially if you ever watched Dora the Explorer with your kids.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:54:32pm

Oh Oh! Interlopers!

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piratedan  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:55:03pm

re: #210 Dr Lizardo

I’ll give this to the Try Channel, they found a great variety of Irish folks to fill out their video roster. Some of their videos end up being on the threshold of epic. My favorite is the one where they have folks consuming America’s most potent spirits/strongest alcohol.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:55:15pm

I’ve been taking long walks in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles over the past weeks.

This time 4 years ago I saw some Hillary lawn signs along with others for Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. Only saw ONE Trump lawn sign.

Now a chunk of the houses that had Jill Stein or Gary Johnson lawn signs in 2016 now show Biden signs.

Not a single sign for Trump. But I did see several “Write-In Bernie” signs…

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:56:02pm

re: #188 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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which people?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:56:54pm

re: #232 Targetpractice

I know I’m late to the discussion on the polls, but I just want to add my two cents: There’s a difference between “confidence” and “complacency.” If you want to stick with the sports analogies, then “complacency” is leaving the second quarter convinced there’s “no possible way” that the opposition can come back and they might as well throw the towel in, while “confidence” is where we are now: Going into the last quarter with a commanding lead while acknowledging that there’s still time on the clock for a “miracle.” Yeah, we have plenty of examples of the former in presidential races, candidates who seemed to be unstoppable only to collapse into a miserable loss. But not too many of the latter…and most of those you can point to have key differences from this election.

Think about it this way: No modern incumbent presidential candidate has failed to lead in the polls and been this far down going into the last 100 days and won convincingly. Joe Biden is not Mike Dukakis, Donald Trump is not George Bush Sr, and the “USA, USA, USA!” fever of the Cold War is not there.

tl;dr: “Complacency” is saying “Trump can’t win!,” while “confidence” is saying “Trump can’t win without a miracle!”

And the electorate is a lot less white than it was in 1988, plus the country wasn’t being ravaged by a pandemic and mass unemployment then.

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Interesting Times  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:56:54pm

re: #232 Targetpractice

tl;dr: “Complacency” is saying “Trump can’t win!,” while “confidence” is saying “Trump can’t win without a miracle! massively successful voter suppression and foreign hacking/disinformation effort.”

Minor fix.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:57:17pm

re: #194 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Yup. It’s on my office door, too.

you get an office and a door?

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:57:39pm

re: #237 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

which people?

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Musk and his fellow billionaires who worry that if UEI expansion and $1200 one-time checks keep happening, the wage slaves might begin to ask if they’re being taken advantage of.

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mmmirele  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:57:45pm

re: #233 NO SMOCKING GUN!

is this is pretty funny, especially if you ever watched Dora the Explorer with your kids.

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It occurred to me that question will have to be dropped from the test, because so many of us know it now…person woman man camera TV.

Now all that needs to happen is someone write a catchy tune for it.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:58:13pm

re: #233 NO SMOCKING GUN!

is this is pretty funny, especially if you ever watched Dora the Explorer with your kids.

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My nephew loved Dora the Explorer. I think his fourth birthday party was Dora themed. He wanted a t-shirt, but they only made them for girls. So, I printed an image on iron-on transfer paper and made him a couple. He wore them out.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:58:19pm

re: #236 🌹UOJB!

I’ve been taking long walks in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles over the past weeks.

This time 4 years ago I saw some Hillary lawn signs along with others for Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. Only saw ONE Trump lawn sign.

Now a chunk of the houses that had Jill Stein or Gary Johnson lawn signs in 2016 now show Biden signs.

Not a single sign for Trump. But I did see several “Write-In Bernie” signs…

Doesn’t matter in California; Biden will win there by a gargantuan margin anyway.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:58:56pm

In my lifetime I have been:

1. A combat aviator
2. A deputy sheriff
3. A public school teacher

I would already have guessed that the second would turn out to be the least hazardous but I would never have imagined that the other two might be headed for a toss-up.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:59:09pm

re: #234 Dave In Austin

Oh Oh! Interlopers!

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😊

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 1:59:23pm

re: #239 Interesting Times

Minor fix.

No offense, but it’s not minor. The higher the polls go, the more obvious rodent copulation becomes. In a hum-drum, low-turnout midterm, the efforts by the NC GOP to steal NC-9 would have likely gone unnoticed and unremarked.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:00:59pm

re: #229 Teddy’s Person

Yep. They can’t win without women, but if they root out the misogyny, then they lose a big share of the men. Not that there aren’t enough asshole women already, look at the Karen count online FFS, but I think most suburban mom types are about done with this shit. They’re watching their kids struggle, their husband’s dealing with losing their jobs and all that entails and the totals in their checking and savings accounts take a nosedive. More than a few own businesses that probably won’t survive. Suddenly they can’t do what they’re used to. Who they vote for never had an actual hard hitting effect on them before now, not that they could really see at home. And it’s harder to blame the evil liberals when the GOP runs the majority of government here, from small town, to the county and right up to the US Capital. November will be interesting to say the least.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:01:33pm

re: #245 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

In my lifetime I have been:

1. A combat aviator
2. A deputy sheriff
3. A public school teacher

I would already have guessed that the second would turn out to be the least hazardous but I would never have imagined that the other two might be headed for a toss-up.

I would support a national teachers strike against recklessly endangering their lives.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:02:26pm

re: #210 Dr Lizardo

This is great.

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surstromming (trump) makes lutefisk (gwb) seem not so bad

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:02:43pm

re: #240 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

you get an office and a door?

At an earlier job as visiting faculty I was literally given a converted broom closet abutting both the men’s and women’s restrooms (behind one and adjacent to another). I could hear flushing all day. I found a one-frame comic panel that had a guy showing the new hire his office, which included a toilet and sink, with the caption: “Just so you know, this wasn’t always an office” and taped it to my door.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:02:50pm

Best argument against the “ZOMG! THEY’RE GONNA STEAL THE ELECTION!” bit? If it were as easy as people suggest it is, then the ‘18 midterms wouldn’t have been such an absolute blowout for them.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:03:10pm

re: #249 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Same here. My late dad was a teacher and they do not get paid enough for what they do.

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:03:49pm

Here’s a probably dumb question:

When the first $1200 was issued, I was employed, now I’m retired and just got my first SS deposit a couple days ago (although that was for June).

Am I off the list for a stimulus check now?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:04:40pm

re: #254 stpaulbear

Here’s a probably dumb question:

When the first $1200 was issued, I was employed, now I’m retired and just got my first SS deposit a couple days ago (although that was for June).

Am I off the list for a stimulus check now?

No, my mom got one, and she has been retired for decades.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:05:28pm

re: #248 A Mom Anon

And it’s harder to blame the evil liberals when the GOP runs the majority of government here, from small town, to the county and right up to the US Capital. November will be interesting to say the least.

They’ve been getting away with blaming liberals for everything even when they’re in charge of everything. It’s astounding that they can get away with it in deep red ares where Democrats don’t even run, but they do. They’ve conditioned their voters to “blame the libs.” That and the insidious “liberal bias” of the press are Republicans greatest achievements.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:06:43pm

re: #224 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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this was never gonna happen

only it took you all 3 months to recognize admit the reality the rest of the world saw at the end of May

right. courage .

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:07:04pm

re: #238 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump’s basically trying to do a re-run of Nixon’s “Silent Majority” shtick. Granted, it worked for Nixon pretty well….in the early 1970s. But the US has changed pretty dramatically in the intervening four-plus decades.

And again….Trump seems to have a peculiar obsession with recreating the Nixon era. It’s like he’s fixated on that time frame - 1968 to 1974. Trump began his career at father’s company in 1968 and in 1971, he became president of that company and renamed it the Trump Organization.

Sounds like the trope of the high-school jock who’s still trying to live in his high-school glory days…..40 years later.

And with that, good night Lizards. Stay healthy.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:07:41pm

re: #252 Targetpractice

Best argument against the “ZOMG! THEY’RE GONNA STEAL THE ELECTION!” bit? If it were as easy as people suggest it is, then the ‘18 midterms wouldn’t have been such an absolute blowout for them.

American presidential elections aren’t one election… they’re hundreds of elections being run by county recorders across the country and loosely organized by state level secretaries of state. The number of people you would need to steal the presidential election is roughly about the number of people you would need to vote for you for president.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:09:16pm

re: #258 Dr Lizardo

Trump’s basically trying to do a re-run of Nixon’s “Silent Majority” shtick. Granted, it worked for Nixon pretty well….in the early 1970s. But the US has changed pretty dramatically in the intervening four-plus decades.

And again….Trump seems to have a peculiar obsession with recreating the Nixon era. It’s like he’s fixated on that time frame - 1968 to 1974. Trump began his career at father’s company in 1968 and in 1971, he became president of that company and renamed it the Trump Organization.

Sounds like the trope of the high-school jock who’s still trying to live in his high-school glory days…..40 years later.

And with that, good night Lizards. Stay healthy.

The response should be that they’re not the silent majority the are a vocal minority.

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:12:21pm

re: #258 Dr Lizardo

And again….Trump seems to have a peculiar obsession with recreating the Nixon era. It’s like he’s fixated on that time frame - 1968 to 1974. Trump began his career at father’s company in 1968 and in 1971, he became president of that company and renamed it the Trump Organization.

Also matters that Nixon had been VP to a well-thought of President we really missed. Humphrey had been VP to a president so hated he might come in 3rd or 4th in his own party’s primaries.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:13:19pm

re: #238 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And the electorate is a lot less white than it was in 1988, plus the country wasn’t being ravaged by a pandemic and mass unemployment then.

as has been said, both dukakis and bush were governors in a non incumbent race

dukakis’s early lead disappeared when he got defined.
way too late for that w/r/t biden

- biden was Vice President of the United States

- and trump is now a well known quantity

263
A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:14:39pm

re: #256 Teddy’s Person

I know, but I don’t think it’s going to have the big effect they think it is. It will fire up the base for sure, but that base isn’t getting any larger. Its interesting that the mid 20 somethings are the ones getting the most angry and wanting change. My son’s friends who never voted before are fired up to vote, and they are PISSED at Trump and their parents who made the shitshow possible. Lets hope they follow through. I’m nagging all of them.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:15:46pm

re: #263 A Mom Anon

I know, but I don’t think it’s going to have the big effect they think it is. It will fire up the base for sure, but that base isn’t getting any larger. Its interesting that the mid 20 somethings are the ones getting the most angry and wanting change. My son’s friends who never voted before are fired up to vote, and they are PISSED at Trump and their parents who made the shitshow possible. Lets hope they follow through. I’m nagging all of them.

Keep nagging!!!!

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:17:12pm

re: #259 KGxvi

American presidential elections aren’t one election… they’re hundreds of elections being run by county recorders across the country and loosely organized by state level secretaries of state. The number of people you would need to steal the presidential election is roughly about the number of people you would need to vote for you for president.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:35:13pm

re: #254 stpaulbear

Here’s a probably dumb question:

When the first $1200 was issued, I was employed, now I’m retired and just got my first SS deposit a couple days ago (although that was for June).

Am I off the list for a stimulus check now?

Not if it means the same thing and follows the same rules. We got ours in retirement and put them to uses Trump might not have expected.

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Saint Stephen  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:19:01pm

re: #256 Teddy’s Person

Yes. As an example, they always refer to the “do-nothing Democrats,” while forgetting to mention how many bills have made it out of the House and end up sitting on McConnell’s desk.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:15:20am

re: #234 Dave In Austin

Oh Oh! Interlopers!

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