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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:07:07pm

Pruft Muck.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:09:13pm

kcuf pmurt

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:09:55pm

We could be through the worst of the Pandemic already if we had competent leadership…

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:11:28pm

Biggest difference between 1918 and 2020? Unlike Wilson, Trump doesn’t have the excuse of waging a world war to explain why he’s doing all of jack and shit about the pandemic.

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piratedan  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:13:10pm

re: #4 Targetpractice

i dunno, based on his actions, you could say he’s at war with America itself, or at least those who he perceives to be his political enemies.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:14:56pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:15:25pm
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:16:01pm

TBotB trying to make something:

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:16:53pm

re: #5 piratedan

i dunno, based on his actions, you could say he’s at war with America itself, or at least those who he perceives to be his political enemies.

There’s a lot of shit that Wilson got away with (even if only for a short while) in the name of fighting a world war that Trump could only dream of. Warrantless wiretaps are shocking, but imagine government censors reading your mail for signs of “dissent”? And I don’t mean soldiers mail, I mean John Q Public finding out he’s suddenly facing criminal charges of “dissent” because he questioned the need for soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:17:12pm

re: #8 Belafon

TBotB trying to make something:

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And Karen Bass shows them how it’s done. Classy!!

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:17:19pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate

This reminds me of a kid playing with a light switch after his parents told him not to.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:19:30pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

We could be through the worst of the Pandemic already if we had competent leadership…

and we cooperated

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:19:32pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:19:36pm

re: #8 Belafon

TBotB trying to make something:

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It’s 2016 all over again. “We support woman candidates for the presidency, just not THAT woman!”

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:19:37pm

re: #9 Targetpractice

There’s a lot of shit that Wilson got away with (even if only for a short while) in the name of fighting a world war that Trump could only dream of. Warrantless wiretaps are shocking, but imagine government censors reading your mail for signs of “dissent”? And I don’t mean soldiers mail, I mean John Q Public finding out he’s suddenly facing criminal charges of “dissent” because he questioned the need for soldiers in Afghanistan.

You know who wouldn’t let him get away with some of his shit - WOMEN

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:22:44pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:22:54pm

My prediction is that once the unemployment benefits stop in a week, Trump, et al will go right back to screaming about how the country needs to reopen again.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:23:32pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

I would totally do something like this if I didn’t think I’d kill myself trying.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:24:19pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

And this is a GOP congressman for the record.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:25:10pm

re: #17 Ace Rothstein

My prediction is that once the unemployment benefits stop in a week, Trump, et al will go right back to screaming about how the country needs to reopen again.

They’ve never stopped. The whole business with masks? That’s their one concession to reality. They still think all businesses should throw open their doors, all employees should return to work under threat of poverty, and any suggestion of shutdowns is tantamount to wanting America to “fail.”

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:28:09pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

I would totally do something like this if I didn’t think I’d kill myself trying.

i’ve tried and could never get the front wheel off the ground

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:28:36pm

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

And this is a GOP congressman for the record.

See, you didn’t need to day that. It was assumed.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:29:22pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

They’ve never stopped. The whole business with masks? That’s their one concession to reality. They still think all businesses should throw open their doors, all employees should return to work under threat of poverty, and any suggestion of shutdowns is tantamount to wanting America to “fail.”

On the New Abnormal today Wilson and Jong-Fast were talking about the dumb men in this administration including Peter Navarro who is, was, and always will be on board with “herd immunity”. I haven’t finished the pod, but basically: the debate at this point is whether the Trump administration is made up of more dumb smart guys or dumb dumb guys. My bet is on the latter, but the odds probably aren’t that good.

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KGxvi  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:30:35pm

re: #21 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i’ve tried and could never get the front wheel off the ground

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I was on the freeway the other day and somebody on a street bike/crotch rocket decided to do a wheelie for a solid half mile (at least, I took an off ramp)

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:31:41pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate

I’m surprised that their countries would let those students come to the US or that the students would want to come into our petri dish.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:36:34pm

Tropical storm Hannah on her way to south Texas:

Image: G16-sector-gm-GEOCOLOR-24fr-20200724-1734.gif

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:37:23pm

re: #21 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i’ve tried and could never get the front wheel off the ground

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I can do a magnificent wheelie on my Exmark zero-turn mower!

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:40:24pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

I like those videos more when their machine gets heavily damaged at the end.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:42:34pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:46:31pm

re: #29 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Trumpco is kind of predictable in its evil.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:49:15pm

re: #29 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Needs another source or two. Plausible, but tangled up with the earlier LTG Honore story.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:49:38pm

Erik Prince is another one that needs to be on the radar of the Justice Department if we can wrangle that back into shape. He’s evil, more than average. He’s also not stupid like Trumpco.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:49:53pm

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:50:00pm

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:52:09pm

How I use (some of) my time in solitary. Completed another model kit. This is a PM 1/72 Spitfire V floatplane. There were only 6 Spitfire floatplanes for the very good reason that there was no use for them by the time they were ready. It was the fastest seaplane of the time (370 mph), and quite possibly the best looking, though.
The kit was simple, almost primitive, but I still had some trouble with the build, especially with the paint. As you can see it is quite small. I am working myself up to some of the mega-model projects I have, like the giant Saturn V, which is the same scale but comes out to over 5 feet in height when finished.


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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:53:26pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That looks incredible. Well done. The paint is, to me, always the hardest part. I struggled a lot with over-gluing when I was young, but I evolved a few techniques to fix that problem when I got old enough to take models seriously.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:53:40pm

😁😂😂🤣🤣

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:54:54pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

How I use (some of) my time in solitary. Completed another model kit. This is a PM 1/72 Spitfire V floatplane. There were only 6 Spitfire floatplanes for the very good reason that there was no use for them by the time they were ready. It was the fastest seaplane of the time (370 mph), and quite possibly the best looking, though.
The kit was simple, almost primitive, but I still had some trouble with the build, especially with the paint. As you can see it is quite small. I am working myself up to some of the mega-model projects I have, like the giant Saturn V, which is the same scale but comes out to over 5 feet in height when finished.

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Very nice. Some of the Spitfire evolved out of a floatplane—the Supermarine Swift, built for cup racing. Revell had a kit in the day.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:57:48pm

re: #38 Decatur Deb

Very nice. Some of the Spitfire evolved out of a floatplane—the Supermarine Swift, built for cup racing. Revell had a kit in the day.

Edit: Make that the Supermarine S.5. The Swift was a later jet.
corrected yet again.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 24, 2020 • 2:58:44pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate

International students need to boycott American universities then. I’m sure they can get their education elsewhere.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:01:10pm

re: #40 Patricia Kayden

International students need to boycott American universities then. I’m sure they can get their education elsewhere.

The worst part of this, to me, is: After Biden is elected in November, how many of these things will get reversed? So do students apply now in the hope that in the spring term, they’ll be allowed to come to the US?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:01:36pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:03:29pm

Finally Supermarine S.5

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:06:13pm

re: #40 Patricia Kayden

International students need to boycott American universities then. I’m sure they can get their education elsewhere.

My alma mater (Salem State University) has always been a magnet for foreign students, particularly from the Caribbean. (By “always”, I mean, since I was a student 35 years ago.) My president did not have good words for the President.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:17:48pm

I watch the Canadian Drag Race. This person wasn’t terribly nice (all the others are pretty nice) but this really rocks.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:21:13pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:22:28pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:23:17pm

I don’t believe that the “random words” that Trump was asked to memorize were “person, woman, man, camera, tv.” The words on some sample MoCAs that I found online are FACE, VELVET, CHURCH, DAISY, RED & LEG, COTTON, SCHOOL, TOMATO, WHITE iow you have:
BODY PART
FABRIC
BUILDING
PLANT
COLOR
PERSON WOMAN MAN CAMERA TV do not follow that pattern. They do seem like words that Trump would pick for himself.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:24:44pm

re: #48 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t believe that the “random words” that Trump was asked to memorize were “person, woman, man, camera, tv.” The words on some sample MoCAs that I found online are FACE, VELVET, CHURCH, DAISY, RED & LEG, COTTON, SCHOOL, TOMATO, WHITE iow you have:
BODY PART
FABRIC
BUILDING
PLANT
COLOR
PERSON WOMAN MAN CAMERA TV do not follow that pattern. They do seem like words that Trump would pick for himself.

He picked them because they were things he could see while giving his interview.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:26:02pm

Did trump have his telerally at 5 today?

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JC1  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:26:49pm

re: #21 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i’ve tried and could never get the front wheel off the ground

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Was driving on the highway earlier this week, a dude on a rice burner popped a wheelie going about 75mph and kept it up for ~200 yards. Pretty dumb IMHO.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:27:57pm

re: #50 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Did trump have his telerally at 5 today?

The PDS says he’s traveling to Bedminster during the telerally time.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:32:10pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:32:42pm

re: #29 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m not seeing a link for his claim. If it is true, that’s alarming and can’t be legal. House Dems need to be probing this in hearings.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:33:17pm

TFW the White House Press Secretary is fact checked by cartoon dogs.

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Nojay UK  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:33:34pm

re: #51 JC1

Was driving on the highway earlier this week, a dude on a rice burner popped a wheelie going about 75mph and kept it up for ~200 yards.

A trials rider performed a continuous wheelie around the Mountain course on the Isle of Man a few years back — that’s over 37 miles.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:35:23pm

re: #41 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Good question. I was once a foreign student so I can just imagine the aggravation they’re going through with this petty, xenophobic administration. But to be honest, I wouldn’t have come here if Trump had been President.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:36:11pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:36:41pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

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Hmmm….mask……proper social distancing…..nothing reckless about this guy at all.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:38:09pm

re: #47 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

When you have to explain why the polls are wrong to make your candidates feel better, you’ve already lost. I hope.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:41:29pm
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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:42:07pm

“…US District Judge Michael Mosman found that state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum lacked standing to bring a lawsuit on behalf of Oregon residents because her office hadn’t articulated any specific state interest beyond the constitutional rights of individuals.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:42:51pm

re: #62 jaunte

I’m sorry, WHAT? The constitutional rights of one’s citizens isn’t a good enough reason to bring a lawsuit against the government?

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:43:47pm

re: #45 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I watch the Canadian Drag Race. This person wasn’t terribly nice (all the others are pretty nice) but this really rocks.

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Nope. Brings back memories of High School Hell and the 8th Grade Algebra Teacher From The Dinah Shore Portal To Hell who killed any interest I had in math.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:44:32pm

re: #63 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Our laws are apparently an uncertain shield against raw force.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:47:32pm

re: #64 🌹UOJB!

Nope. Brings back memories of High School Hell and the 8th Grade Algebra Teacher From The Dinah Shore Portal To Hell who killed any interest I had in math.

My eighth grade math teacher told me girls weren’t good at math. I went home and told my mom. She was ready to storm the school. Like most kids, I didn’t want this to happen. She told me she’d let it go as long as I could honestly say I didn’t believe her. I thought my teacher was full of shit as I was good in math. I proved this to my mom by getting 2 of my 4 degrees in math related fields.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:48:34pm

re: #63 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m sorry, WHAT? The constitutional rights of one’s citizens isn’t a good enough reason to bring a lawsuit against the government?

Apparently not. What the actual fuck is going on?

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:50:14pm

Judge Mosman says it’s purely hypothetical.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:50:35pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Apparently not. What the actual fuck is going on?

Republicans are letting us know what they really think of the Constitution.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:52:28pm

re: #63 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m sorry, WHAT? The constitutional rights of one’s citizens isn’t a good enough reason to bring a lawsuit against the government?

As the Whore Judge made it clear, Republicans are our masters and we must obey their every command for the glory of the Fatherland!

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2020 • 3:53:40pm
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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:01:12pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:03:01pm

re: #54 Patricia Kayden

I’m not seeing a link for his claim. If it is true, that’s alarming and can’t be legal. House Dems need to be probing this in hearings.

Found it. At least I think this is it.

Trump Following Nixon ‘Law And Order Playbook On Steroids’: Jeh Johnson | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:03:32pm

re: #71 goddamnedfrank

Nikki did get one thing right, he did turn the American economy and foreign policy around… taking a country that was doing quite well and throwing it so far down the crapper that I can’t even imagine how we recover.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:03:50pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:04:51pm

re: #72 jaunte

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So in other words, overreaching government is just fine as long as THEY are the ones doing the overreaching.

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gwangung  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:07:30pm

re: #68 jaunte

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Judge Mosman says it’s purely hypothetical.

That’s extremely stupid reasoning.

Any right winger would immediately take advantage of that. Simple common sense.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:09:11pm
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BeachDem  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:09:48pm

re: #68 jaunte

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Judge Mosman says it’s purely hypothetical.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:10:03pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

So in other words, overreaching government is just fine as long as THEY are the ones doing the overreaching.

There is NO difference between a junky addicted to heroin and a RepubliKKKlan addicted to power.

Republicans want people to be evicted and have all assistance cut off because they believe that will cause more unrest that Trump’s Thugs can get the blood flowing in the streets.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:13:17pm

Belafon mentioned computer problems last night to which I suggested cleaning the gold contacts on the video, memory and cpu and testing again to see if it fixes the problem. This afternoon I had a customer drop by with a 2010 MacBook Pro that wouldn’t boot up. Dead as a brick. Since I knew this was a good candidate for the above mentioned fix I had the customer wait while I popped the bottom off, cleaned his two memory modules with an eraser and then tested it. Success! I put the base cover back on, sold him on a new battery and SSD upgrade (he’ll return when the parts are in), charged him $20 and sent him on his merry way.

I just thought it was funny that I mentioned that last night and today I recovered a system using that method. :)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:14:29pm

America is full of people who live in a fantasy land…

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Mike Lamb  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:17:17pm

re: #47 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Unskewed Polls, Part Deux.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:18:14pm

By the way:

1) Barron Trump going to go to Public School?

Oh and also

2) How’s Mr. 9-9-9 Herman Cain?

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:22:12pm

re: #84 🌹UOJB!

By the way:

1) Barron Trump going to go to Public School?

Oh and also

2) How’s Mr. 9-9-9 Herman Cain?

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, just outside Washington in the state of Maryland, said it is still deciding whether to teach fully online in the new school year or to adopt a “hybrid” model in which limited numbers of children can attend in person.

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:23:42pm

For all the talk about how there’s all this lawlessness in Portland by protesters, where exactly are the arrests and court proceedings to administer those charges?

Turns out there isn’t much there. 18 arrests this week by US jack booted thugs not counting those this morning.

..the action comes as U.S. agents have arrested 18 people in Portland this week as the clash with protesters turned chaotic for another night.

The number doesn’t include arrests made early Friday, when federal officers again used tear gas to force thousands of demonstrators from crowding around a U.S. courthouse, a target of two months of nightly protests. Protesters projected lasers on the building and tried to take down a security fence. They scattered as clouds of gas rose up and agents fired crowd control munitions, which critically injured a demonstrator this month.

The protesters who were arrested face federal charges including assaulting federal officers, arson and damaging federal property, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said. All the defendants are local, and they were released after making a court appearance.

18. That’s not widespread violence. That’s a showing of just how pathetic Trumpworld is in trying to portray this as widespread violence.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:26:34pm

re: #86 lawhawk

Trump is trying to draw attention away from COVID-19 to himself.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:26:54pm

re: #84 🌹UOJB!

By the way:

1) Barron Trump going to go to Public School?

Oh and also

2) How’s Mr. 9-9-9 Herman Cain?

Cain’s staff has taken over his twitter feed and this is the last time they mentioned how he’s doing.

My guess is he’s very sick or his twitter feed would be full of “it’s just the flu” bullshit.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:28:05pm
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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:29:27pm

re: #88 Teddy’s Person

Sounds like the progress is backsliding and they’re concerned they’ll have to intubate. Covid19 is no joke.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:30:09pm

Lots of people asking what’s up with 999 Cain.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:30:28pm

re: #90 lawhawk

Sounds like the progress is backsliding and they’re concerned they’ll have to intubate. Covid19 is no joke.

And that was 9 days ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:31:54pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate

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come to think about it, if the classes are all taught online, the foreign students don’t actually have to come here and spend money in the US for living expenses and whatnot…

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:34:42pm

re: #81 Odie Hugh Manatee

Belafon mentioned computer problems last night to which I suggested cleaning the gold contacts on the video, memory and cpu and testing again to see if it fixes the problem. This afternoon I had a customer drop by with a 2010 MacBook Pro that wouldn’t boot up. Dead as a brick. Since I knew this was a good candidate for the above mentioned fix I had the customer wait while I popped the bottom off, cleaned his two memory modules with an eraser and then tested it. Success! I put the base cover back on, sold him on a new battery and SSD upgrade (he’ll return when the parts are in), charged him $20 and sent him on his merry way.

I just thought it was funny that I mentioned that last night and today I recovered a system using that method. :)

I recommend Caig Deoxit Gold. I did the eraser trick for years. I live on the coast. What do we think happened? The contacts didn’t oxidise afterwards and make me do it again? Of course not.

The Deoxit cleans, and then leaves a very light oil film to keep it that way.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:40:22pm

re: #89 gocart mozart

Isn’t that complete Q speak? Yup. Just checked.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:40:57pm

re: #90 lawhawk

Sounds like the progress is backsliding and they’re concerned they’ll have to intubate. Covid19 is no joke.

If they haven’t already.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:44:11pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:44:49pm

So on my Facebook timeline shows up some Covid-19 misinformation.

Sad to see, but I thought Facebook was policing Covid misinformation?

Just another one of those “everything is getting better, not worse” type of posts. I check out the originator… sure enough, a Ron Paul type.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:45:34pm

re: #98 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Ugh, that fucking douchecanoe is what finally led to the break with my family.

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retired cynic  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:48:17pm

Charlie Pierce: “Anyone who used the phrase “change in tone” in reporting on Tuesday’s press availability at the White House needs to be hustled off to journalism re-education camp immediately.”

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:49:44pm
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plansbandc  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:51:16pm

re: #101 gocart mozart

That’s exactly how I feel about both of them.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:51:51pm

re: #101 gocart mozart

The beginning was much better than the ending.

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danarchy  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:53:42pm

re: #101 gocart mozart

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The Trump part of that is unfortunately a fake.

snopes.com

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Dave In Austin  Jul 24, 2020 • 4:59:13pm

There go the idiots…….

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:01:02pm

re: #105 Dave In Austin

We have the same idiots in NJ when a tropical storm is nearby.

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retired cynic  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:02:59pm

re: #105 Dave In Austin

There go the idiots…….

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That appears to be an auto-play?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:05:00pm

re: #101 gocart mozart

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Children know…..

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:05:48pm

rhis is from CBS but its all over

LeBron James’ voting rights group donating $100,000 to pay fines and fees so ex-felons can vote in Florida

As a renewed social justice movement swept the country earlier this year, athletes from all sports felt inspired to do their part to bring about change. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was no different, and his big push was staring a voting rights group called More Than A Vote.

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:06:21pm

re: #106 PhillyPretzel

We have the same idiots in NJ when a tropical storm is nearby.

Get off the damned beach!

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NetworkKed  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:07:31pm

re: #105 Dave In Austin

There go the idiots…….

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Not cool with the auto-play, dude

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:09:49pm

re: #105 Dave In Austin

There go the idiots…….

How do you turn it off?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:09:56pm

re: #111 NetworkKed

What did I do?

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:10:24pm
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:15:35pm

re: #104 danarchy

The Trump part of that is unfortunately a fake.

snopes.com

I don’t care
works for us

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Teddy's Person  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:16:04pm

re: #114 gocart mozart

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The book that started* the 1619 Project - American Slavery, American Freedom - was published in 1975, two year before Tom Cotton was born. It’s still essential reading for anyone getting an advanced degree in American history.

* The first book by an academic historian that argued American freedom was built on slavery.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:16:27pm
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:17:40pm

re: #114 gocart mozart

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but only the women teachers, right tom?

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:19:41pm

re: #118 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Tom “Retcon” Cotton.

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:21:53pm

re: #112 The Pie Overlord!

Click on it to stop it.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:22:05pm

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Jay C  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:25:11pm

re: #114 gocart mozart

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Tom Cotton really does seem to have a bug (the size of Shelob’s grandmother) up his ass about the 1619 Project: he keeps going on and on about it. I’m sure the good Senator has his own notions of how the issues of racism, slavery and discrimination ought to be taught in American History - with the notion of “dismissal” prominent, I’m sure - but yeah, “cancel culture” to the max. Not made any better by the fact that it isn’t his culture……

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:25:14pm

Not even a giant rubber bullet impact bruise.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:30:02pm

Sorry, I scrolled through the comments before saying that I want to use Trevor Noah’s monologue here for students about learning from history. Brilliant, if too short to really address all that needs to be addressed (and I understand the limitations of the medium_.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:34:36pm
Associated Press: “Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, a Democrat, quietly ordered the Lee statue and busts of generals J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and others removed from the historic Old House Chamber. A moving crew worked through the night Thursday — carefully removing the monuments and their plaques and loading them into a truck and taking them to an undisclosed location.”

“The stealth approach avoids the possibility of protests or a lawsuit to keep the monuments in place, but may prompt criticism that the monuments were moved without public discussion.”

It’s almost as if they are snatching people statues in the middle of the night, throwing them in unmarked vehicles, and stashing them in undisclosed locations.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:34:49pm

re: #94 Sherlock Hound

I have a can of Deoxit on the shelf and have used it for years but the eraser trick followed by a wipe with Deoxit is far better than just applying Deoxit. I’ve done side-by-side tests that clearly show that the eraser method of cleaning is quicker and better. The Deoxit is the frosting on the cake. :)

I had a system come in last week with a wine spill. The owner cut the power and pulled the battery before the wine did any electrical damage. I ended up washing the motherboard in the sink to get the wine out from under the chips. A rinse in distilled water followed, then blown off with compressed air, a short soak in a pan of 99% isopropyl alcohol followed by one more blast of compressed air to dry it off. I placed in under a stream of warm, dry air for an hour, cleaned and wiped down all contacts with Deoxit and reassembled. Another save! :)

I’ve been fixing this stuff since the mid-80’s so I’ve accumulated a big bag of tricks.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:34:56pm

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:34:58pm
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:35:12pm

We’re watching Jaws. If you haven’t seen it recently, it has it all: public officials denying it’s a problem, overriding local officials who attempted to shut down the beach so that they could reopen by the end of the month.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:37:13pm

re: #129 Belafon

Were watching Jaws. If you haven’t seen it recently, it has it all: public officials denying it’s a problem, overriding local officials who attempted to shut down the beach so that they could reopen by the end of the month.

I hear there’s a shark in it too
and that they need a bigger boat

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:41:01pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:43:07pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

How I use (some of) my time in solitary. Completed another model kit. This is a PM 1/72 Spitfire V floatplane. There were only 6 Spitfire floatplanes for the very good reason that there was no use for them by the time they were ready. It was the fastest seaplane of the time (370 mph), and quite possibly the best looking, though.
The kit was simple, almost primitive, but I still had some trouble with the build, especially with the paint. As you can see it is quite small. I am working myself up to some of the mega-model projects I have, like the giant Saturn V, which is the same scale but comes out to over 5 feet in height when finished.

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I’ve been watching season 5 of Gold Rush (don’t judge), in which they disassembled, moved, then reassembled a 75 ton gold dredge which was 75 years old.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:44:21pm

We got a mean one:

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:45:19pm

re: #126 Odie Hugh Manatee

I have a can of Deoxit on the shelf and have used it for years but the eraser trick followed by a wipe with Deoxit is far better than just applying Deoxit. I’ve done side-by-side tests that clearly show that the eraser method of cleaning is quicker and better. The Deoxit is the frosting on the cake. :)

I had a system come in last week with a wine spill. The owner cut the power and pulled the battery before the wine did any electrical damage. I ended up washing the motherboard in the sink to get the wine out from under the chips. A rinse in distilled water followed, then blown off with compressed air, a short soak in a pan of 99% isopropyl alcohol followed by one more blast of compressed air to dry it off. I placed in under a stream of warm, dry air for an hour, cleaned and wiped down all contacts with Deoxit and reassembled. Another save! :)

I’ve been fixing this stuff since the mid-80’s so I’ve accumulated a big bag of tricks.

Erasers were always flaky for me. :)
Someone was suggesting WD-40 for cleaning after water immersion (rather than the bag of rice).

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retired cynic  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:46:26pm

re: #133 Dave In Austin

We got a mean one:

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Lordy…

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:47:10pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

Sorry, I scrolled through the comments before saying that I want to use Trevor Noah’s monologue here for students about learning from history. Brilliant, if too short to really address all that needs to be addressed (and I understand the limitations of the medium_.

I just read that the authorities are going to blow his house up rather than pack the explosives out.

Wow…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:48:39pm

re: #69 Teddy’s Person

Republicans are letting us know what they really think of the Constitution.

To fascists, all that matters is the will to power.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:49:45pm

re: #134 Sherlock Hound

Erasers were always flaky for me. :)

lol!

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:49:59pm

So this Covid baseball

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:52:06pm

re: #139 gocart mozart

So this Covid baseball

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Do they really have fake fans in the stands? I know they’re piping in recordings of ballpark sounds.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:53:23pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:55:44pm

re: #140 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Do they really have fake fans in the stands? I know they’re piping in recordings of ballpark sounds.

Yes. the Mets and other teams are allowing fans to donate and have their pic on a cutout. It’s for local charities. I believe the Dodgers are doing this also.

the crowd noise is fake.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:57:42pm

re: #139 gocart mozart

Are they real or digitally inserted?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:57:56pm

re: #142 I Would Prefer Not To

Yes. the Mets and other teams are allowing fans to donate and have their pic on a cutout. It’s for local charities. I believe the Dodgers are doing this also.

the crowd noise is fake.

That’s hilarious and wholesome at the same time. I love it. Also, cheering for my hometown team as they battle the South Siders in the Windy City tonight. Up 5-1 at the moment.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:58:21pm

Fuck this fascist prick

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 24, 2020 • 5:59:53pm

re: #144 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s hilarious and wholesome at the same time. I love it. Also, cheering for my hometown team as they battle the South Siders in the Windy City tonight. Up 5-1 at the moment.

Sometimes baseball gets in right. they also deserve major Karma for everyone kneeling on opening day.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:00:48pm
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austin_blue  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:01:29pm

re: #131 goddamnedfrank

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Rheas.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:01:30pm

re: #146 I Would Prefer Not To

Sometimes baseball gets in right. they also deserve major Karma for everyone kneeling on opening day.

I mentioned this last night, but after the opening of the Yanks-Nats game, Mrs. Fish uttered that immortal line, “This is the only time I will ever say this, but good job, Yankees.”

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:07:21pm
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William Lewis  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:08:54pm

Over in the webcomics world, after 7345 day without missing a single day, the story being told for thos 20 years in Schlock Mercenary has come to an end. The last strip by the author was yesterday but today was this delightful take on the famous end of a different comic by a friend of his…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:09:51pm

re: #151 William Lewis

That’s a wonderful way to close it out. I wasn’t along for the entire 20-year ride, but I loved the story and I definitely read all the backstory when I had time. That’s dedication.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:11:37pm

Sucks?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:12:44pm

New record.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:17:08pm

Speaking of baseball during the right thing.

am a little surprised.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:19:14pm

re: #142 I Would Prefer Not To

Yes. the Mets and other teams are allowing fans to donate and have their pic on a cutout. It’s for local charities. I believe the Dodgers are doing this also.

the crowd noise is fake.

I heard last night that the crowd noise is from a baseball video game.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:23:54pm

re: #156 Belafon

I heard last night that the crowd noise is from a baseball video game.

Funny story about that: For years, teams accused the Minnesota Twins of piping fake crowd noise into the Metrodome, especially during playoff games. The Atlanta Braves were especially incensed during the 1991 World Series, the second series in which the home team won all 7 games - the first, of course, being the 1987 World Series… Which also went to the Minnesota Twins.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:25:13pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:29:05pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:30:56pm

re: #159 Charles Johnson

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I’m sorry, but our fields of fucks are currently barren. Please hold and we will connect you as soon as a fuck is available to give.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:32:22pm

re: #157 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Those were some exciting series and The Metrodome was the only time in sports history where a giant hefty trash bag was relevant

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:33:02pm

re: #158 Dread Pirate

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:35:29pm

re: #161 So Cal Greek Hippie

Those were some exciting series and The Metrodome was the only time in sports history where a giant hefty trash bag was relevant

I went to a couple of games at the Dome before they blew it up. I admit, I like Target Field better, but it was definitely a nostalgic experience and a 1000% upgrade on Komiskey Park, as it was known before it became U.S. Cellular Field after its rehabilitation. I went to a few games on the South Side, and I was … leery, to say the least.

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retired cynic  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:42:40pm

re: #158 Dread Pirate

If there were more Black and Latina women writing editorials for the New York Times, this oped might have been about how a white Congressman called a Latina colleague a “fucking bitch” with impunity. Instead, we’re debating whether white men like David Brooks have enough freedom.

I bet driftglass will be in full roar over this!

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:43:13pm

re: #145 gocart mozart

Current Mood

YouTube

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:43:14pm

This isn’t really mine, of course. You can tell by the absence of Famous Grouse.

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Thanos  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:47:38pm

On this note, I’ve actually added Drudge back into my newslinks…. while he’s still linked to quite a few sketchy sites, what he’s front paging is more balanced that the past.

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Thanos  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:50:47pm

Also if you get bored this weekend, AP’s what didn’t happen fake news recap is always worth a read:

apnews.com

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:51:44pm
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VegasGolfer  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:53:17pm

re: #133 Dave In Austin

Fuck you mutherfucker, I got an ar15 too, cletus.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:54:35pm

I went to one of the last home games the Nationals played at RFK, a nasty venue mostly due to neglect, Nationals Park is a spectacular venue run by people who know what they are doing, btw.

Petco Park in San Diego is a fun but militaristic venue with a lot of drunks

Safeco Seattle has nice fans and lots of good places nearby and the best concessions variety ever. Rode the ferry in from Bainbridge Island

I was served a beer in my seat in a day game in Oakland Coliseum when I was 15 by a dude carrying them in a cart. I finished the one and he said hey kid slam another these things are killing me

Dodger Stadium is a baseball temple but my wife pointed out that we always sit in aisle 57 to exit quick in case of disaster. Remote location and hassle to freeway always send my paranoid spidey sense into gear.

Anaheim Stadium is an old and unremarkable place with short lines for tall cans of beer and though 38 miles further than Dodger Stadium a faster round trip. Nice fans and I hear they upped their food game.

Safeco Field Seattle 2017
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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:55:18pm

re: #140 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Do they really have fake fans in the stands? I know they’re piping in recordings of ballpark sounds.

I’m looking forward to the videos of fake fans getting pegged by a foul ball. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw them. They should put a bunch of Trump cutouts in the stands behind third base.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:58:26pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2020 • 6:58:55pm

re: #172 stpaulbear

I’m looking forward to the videos of fake fans getting pegged by a foul ball. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw them. They should put a bunch of Trump cutouts in the stands behind third base.

While that would be hilarious, I think the majority of parks at this point have added netting to the baselines to prevent this scenario. Feels bad man.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:00:29pm

re: #134 Sherlock Hound

Save the rice for dinner! After your motherboard has had a nice hot, soapy bath in the sink and has been rinsed/blown off, a quick soak in 99% isopropyl will get the last bits of water out from under things. The alcohol will quickly evaporate when blown off with compressed air and the hour under a warm, dry stream of air will quickly evaporate the remainder.

When it comes to keyboards and liquids I just do three soaks and blowouts in 99% iso, followed by warm, dry air for a couple of hours. Works every time.

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Thanos  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:00:42pm

re: #171 So Cal Greek Hippie

Here’s hoping they have more foul netting up now than when the pic was taken.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:05:49pm

re: #176 Thanos

Good seat but yeah I was on the alert for a sharp hit foul. You can get a good single seat a lot of times. Usually there are season ticket holders who take for granted its going to be empty and they are irked like the guy with the brown slippers shown in photo. His wife had those awesome baseball leather and stitching sneakers from Nordstrom so it was all good

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:12:05pm

Fox News misogyny on full display.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:14:21pm

OK, whenever I see Ron DeSantis on TV all my brain registers is Matt Berry as ‘Douglas Reynholm’ from The IT Crowd

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:20:04pm

re: #167 Thanos

Drudge probably did an estimation of whether he’ll be more profitable pushing rightwing propaganda, or if he ought to be a more generic news aggregator.

While I think we’re nearing the end of the big-time success of the right-wing grift, it will always be with us. Just not as profitable as it has been the past 40 years.

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JC1  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:20:50pm

re: #169 jaunte

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35 names out of around 4k officers between Detroit and Wayne County Sheriff’s? That’s less than 1%. I’m sure that the other 99% are beacons of truth. Better than nothing, but not much better.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:24:48pm

re: #181 JC1

A work in progress, I’m sure.

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Thanos  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:25:57pm

re: #180 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Drudge probably did an estimation of whether he’ll be more profitable pushing rightwing propaganda, or if he ought to be a more generic news aggregator.

While I think we’re nearing the end of the big-time success of the right-wing grift, it will always be with us. Just not as profitable as it has been the past 40 years.

Yeah, he still has Gateway, the freepers, and Breitbart linked, but Gates of Vienna and others are gone.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:28:27pm

re: #178 Dread Pirate

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:29:39pm

re: #184 Belafon

Does Yoho know he’s in politics?

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:29:52pm
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Thanos  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:30:23pm

re: #184 Belafon

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You know he’s a lying dog from how quickly he pulled out his family as a shield during his fake apology.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:32:56pm

And another ZERO from Room Rater!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:40:19pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:43:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:46:01pm

I still think Soros and perhaps Nick Hanauer should get together and try to corner the executive jet charter reservations for November 4-5, to keep as many GOP dirtbags as possible from absconding to Russia. Mexico and Canada should also cooperate to massively reinforce their borders on those days to prevent overland escapes. I am not sure how to keep DeVos’s yacht from breaking out of port, other than perhaps limpet mines, and I am not well-versed in how to procure those.

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stpaulbear  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:51:21pm

I just got an email from the ACLU. I don’t think the ACLU had much about me other than public info and the email address I gave them…

We’re reaching out to let you know that the ACLU was notified of a security breach at one of our vendors, Blackbaud.

Blackbaud, which works with many nonprofits to support their fundraising and engagement efforts, was the target of a ransomware attack. As a result, the hackers obtained some personally identifying information about Blackbaud’s nonprofit clients’ donors and prospective donors, including those of the ACLU. Please note that no credit card or bank account information was compromised in this breach. A full description of the incident is available here. (note: this link will take you to a third party website, blackbaud.com)

Blackbaud believes they have successfully retrieved the stolen data, but we cannot be completely certain this is the case. The ACLU’s contractual agreements have always required Blackbaud to keep our constituent information confidential and to have security procedures in place to minimize breaches.

In all candor, we are frustrated with the lack of information we’ve received from Blackbaud about this incident thus far. The ACLU is doing everything in our power to ascertain the full nature of the breach, and we are actively investigating the nature of the data that was involved, details of the incident, and Blackbaud’s remediation plans.

We are also exploring all options to ensure this does not happen again, including revisiting our relationship with Blackbaud.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:51:48pm

“…the government maintained that what the agents did was lawful, and Cline’s explanation for that belief is the heart of the problem. It all comes back to that crucial word, “arrest.” DHS says pulling a man off the street and carrying him away in an unmarked van was just a “simple engagement.” “It was not a custodial arrest,” Cline said. In other words, the officers supposedly complied with the Fourth Amendment because, in Cline’s view, they didn’t need probable cause: There was no arrest, he says.

This assertion is glaringly wrong — and it has been for 40 years, since the Supreme Court’s 1979 opinion in Dunaway v. New York. In that case, the justices had to decide whether police officers violated the Fourth Amendment when, without probable cause, they took someone “into custody, transported him to the police station, and detained him there for interrogation.” Their answer, reaffirmed over the years, was unequivocal: Such conduct is “indistinguishable from a traditional arrest,” which need not be accompanied by bureaucratic processes like fingerprinting, booking or a formal arrest record to count as an arrest for purposes of the Fourth Amendment.”

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retired cynic  Jul 24, 2020 • 7:53:45pm

re: #192 stpaulbear

Hmm. I’m on their email list, and didn’t get that email.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:05:48pm

Earlier today, I mentioned the hazards of flying in combat. I’ve come across a good database on the actual numbers. Helicopter Losses During the Vietnam War

6994 UH-1 Hueys served in Vietnam, of which about 3400, nearly half, were lost. A total of about 20,000 pilots flew Hueys, roughly half the chopper pilots who served in Vietnam. 1,151 UH-1 pilots and 1,231 non-pilot crew members were killed, about 5.5% of the total, and about 4% of all US war fatalities.

Army UH-1’s totaled 10,693,902 flight hours in the Vietnam War between October 1966 and the end of 1975. This is by far the highest combat flight time of any aircraft in history.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:08:25pm

re: #162 sagehen

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they’re using “silenced” as hyperbole.
what they want is to not be questioned or criticized.
to have everything they write and say just automatically accepted as right and true because of who (they think) they are

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:09:17pm

re: #178 Dread Pirate

Good point.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:12:54pm

re: #180 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Drudge probably did an estimation of whether he’ll be more profitable pushing rightwing propaganda, or if he ought to be a more generic news aggregator.

While I think we’re nearing the end of the big-time success of the right-wing grift, it will always be with us. Just not as profitable as it has been the past 40 years.

Only because they have gone completely off the rails. Q is Republicans. Trump is Republicans. The majority of the crazy is Republicans - and not just rank and file but the elected officials.

That’s a losing proposition. That’s going down the Alex Jones road of being sued, being deplatformed where it matters and being shoved into the shadowy edges of the internet where there is little money and even less prestige.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:13:29pm

re: #167 Thanos

On this note, I’ve actually added Drudge back into my newslinks…. while he’s still linked to quite a few sketchy sites, what he’s front paging is more balanced that the past.

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right. no longer distinguishable

there is no grey with these people
no nuance
no middle ground

if you’re not 100% compliant 100% of the time you’re a “woke” hard leftist socialist commie pinko liberal elite (vegan)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:16:23pm

This is an absolutely brutal takedown of Cheeto and his accomplices.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:16:52pm

re: #194 retired cynic

Hmm. I’m on their email list, and didn’t get that email.

Likewise. Maybe they haven’t given our information to blackbaud.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:16:55pm

re: #178 Dread Pirate

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Fox News misogyny on full display.

dude should stop digging

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:18:08pm

re: #185 jaunte

Does Yoho know he’s in politics?

it ain’t beanbag

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:19:35pm

re: #63 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m sorry, WHAT? The constitutional rights of one’s citizens isn’t a good enough reason to bring a lawsuit against the government?

This is all kinds of fucked up. When some, including many here, recognized the threats of the 150-mile border zone and cops taking cameras and wiping cards of shots taken in public, only a few took it seriously. When Border Patrol can execute the same demands upon you 100 miles north of the border, even if you never crossed that border we are in trouble. The law enforcers cannot make all the rules with impunity.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:20:46pm

re: #202 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

dude should stop digging

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Heh, in a way… no, he should not. Let him have at it.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:24:32pm

re: #205 Rightwingconspirator

Heh, in a way… no, he should not. Let him have at it.

should
and won’t
;-)

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:27:14pm
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:29:34pm

unverified
and yikes

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:38:23pm

re: #208 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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unverified
and yikes

I know one person who lives there, and he’s been a full metal faux zombie for years… but he hates DT (one unscientific data point).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:42:01pm

Fire at Arizona Democratic Headquarters Was Arson, Police Say

A fire that destroyed part of the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters was an act of arson, authorities said Friday.

Investigators were gathering surveillance video from nearby buildings after combing the wreckage and concluding the fire was human-caused, authorities said. Nobody was hurt.

Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune declined to reveal what evidence convinced investigators the blaze was set, saying she doesn’t want to tip off the perpetrator.

“We are working through it. It’s very early on,” Fortune told reporters. “We do have some good video, we do have some information.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:43:54pm
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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:47:55pm
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mmmirele  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:48:05pm

re: #192 stpaulbear

I just got an email from the ACLU. I don’t think the ACLU had much about me other than public info and the email address I gave them…

I got the same email. I looked at what Blackbaud sent. I then went to the web page at Blackbaud.

Because protecting our customers’ data is our top priority, we paid the cybercriminal’s demand with confirmation that the copy they removed had been destroyed.

I don’t know how you could prove that the data had been destroyed. I just don’t. If it were my non-profit, I’d be asking a person like Brian Krebs (or someone similar with that kind of background) what he thought about this information.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:49:07pm

I’m ending this week with weed and “The Beastaster” from 1982 on Prime. It is so awesome.

Love, Peace and FT

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:50:00pm
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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:55:28pm

re: #215 gocart mozart

“Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun
But mama, that’s where the fun is”

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:57:01pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 8:58:04pm

Well, it’s been another bad week, on the other hand, I’ve caught up on my voter postcards and the exercise routine. So it’s a good time to be digging through the flower files again.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:00:03pm

The purple ones are still in bloom.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:01:24pm

And a couple more from the historical files.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:01:57pm

The GOP Senate has committed suicide by killing the unemployment benefits.
MILLIONS of people are staring eviction/foreclosure/repossession right in the face and a lot of them will be voting.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:02:00pm

re: #202 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

dude should stop digging

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Guy who whined on the floor of the House about how he was being treated in the press and how his attack on a strong congresswoman’s character was inspired by his “passion” is now telling Faux that her using her own time before the podium to publicly geld him is “crying” and “disingenuous.”

Perhaps Yoho needs to take a break from politics, because he can’t seem to keep his emotions in check.

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JC1  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:06:30pm

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I still think Soros and perhaps Nick Hanauer should get together and try to corner the executive jet charter reservations for November 4-5, to keep as many GOP dirtbags as possible from absconding to Russia. Mexico and Canada should also cooperate to massively reinforce their borders on those days to prevent overland escapes. I am not sure how to keep DeVos’s yacht from breaking out of port, other than perhaps limpet mines, and I am not well-versed in how to procure those.

There will be no need. I’ll be shocked if the Biden administration does anything to go after the crime spree that Trump+Co are waging. 5 bucks says that it’ll be all about looking forward and putting the past behind. Just like the jokers from Iran Contra and Iraq 2.0 were never held accountable. I get that Trump’s abuse of power and norms are greater than the previous examples, but I’d be pleasantly amazed if Biden’s DOJ went after them.

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William Lewis  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:10:36pm

re: #223 JC1

There will be no need. I’ll be shocked if the Biden administration does anything to go after the crime spree that Trump+Co are waging. 5 bucks says that it’ll be all about looking forward and putting the past behind. Just like the jokers from Iran Contra and Iraq 2.0 were never held accountable. I get that Trump’s abuse of power and norms are greater than the previous examples, but I’d be pleasantly amazed if Biden’s DOJ went after them.

Trump will be the only one that the Feds will be able to go after. He’ll pardon everyone else. That said, let NY do the dirty work and let Joe deal with Trump’s boss in Moscow.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:11:29pm

re: #223 JC1

There will be no need. I’ll be shocked if the Biden administration does anything to go after the crime spree that Trump+Co are waging. 5 bucks says that it’ll be all about looking forward and putting the past behind. Just like the jokers from Iran Contra and Iraq 2.0 were never held accountable. I get that Trump’s abuse of power and norms are greater than the previous examples, but I’d be pleasantly amazed if Biden’s DOJ went after them.

1) Given the hell we’re going to raise if he even thinks of letting things slide, that won’t be an option.

2) Even if the feds don’t go after him, there are 50 states that will also have a chance at him. Some of them (New York) are working on it now.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:12:12pm

re: #223 JC1

There will be no need. I’ll be shocked if the Biden administration does anything to go after the crime spree that Trump+Co are waging. 5 bucks says that it’ll be all about looking forward and putting the past behind. Just like the jokers from Iran Contra and Iraq 2.0 were never held accountable. I get that Trump’s abuse of power and norms are greater than the previous examples, but I’d be pleasantly amazed if Biden’s DOJ went after them.

Biden is probably inclined that way, but Harris et al won’t be.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:13:39pm

re: #224 William Lewis

Trump will be the only one that the Feds will be able to go after. He’ll pardon everyone else. That said, let NY do the dirty work and let Joe deal with Trump’s boss in Moscow.

In which case we can have another go at whether you can pardon someone before they’ve been charged with or convicted of anything. And, as you said, there are also the states to consider.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:17:33pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:17:33pm

re: #226 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Biden is probably inclined that way, but Harris et al won’t be.

I really have no idea how Biden is inclined. He seems like an easygoing kind of guy, but I expect he has a sense of justice. And we won’t fail to remind him what happened to President Ford. (Even if he claims today to be in it just for the one term.)

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JC1  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:18:07pm

re: #224 William Lewis

Trump will be the only one that the Feds will be able to go after. He’ll pardon everyone else. That said, let NY do the dirty work and let Joe deal with Trump’s boss in Moscow.

There’s nothing preventing Trump from pardoning himself. NY could have nailed Trump and his older spawn at any time over the past 20 years, but law enforcement was too busy with petty crime and too willing to look away due to mid 5 figure ‘donations’. Maybe the spotlight will be too bright to let Donny slide this time, but I’d bet good money that he never sees the inside of a jail cell. Hope I’m wrong, obviously; I want to see that entire family ruined and in prison or living on the streets, but it’s not going to happen.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:18:47pm

re: #221 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The GOP Senate has committed suicide by killing the unemployment benefits.
MILLIONS of people are staring eviction/foreclosure/repossession right in the face and a lot of them will be voting.

Good. The GOP needs to die.

Too bad they are willing to take a whole bunch of Americans with them. They’ll personally survive where many of us won’t.

Fuck Republicans. FUCK THEM.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:19:14pm

re: #144 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The A’s have a “popcorn guy” to the right of home plate (when viewed from the centerfield camera) with Tom Hanks’ face on it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:19:52pm

re: #222 Targetpractice

Guy who whined on the floor of the House about how he was being treated in the press and how his attack on a strong congresswoman’s character was inspired by his “passion” is now telling Faux that her using her own time before the podium to publicly geld him is “crying” and “disingenuous.”

Perhaps Yoho needs to take a break from politics, because he can’t seem to keep his emotions in check.

He’s so emotional.

And he needs to smile more.

And look at that outfit!

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JC1  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:20:27pm

re: #229 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I really have no idea how Biden is inclined. He seems like an easygoing kind of guy, but I expect he has a sense of justice. And we won’t fail to remind him what happened to President Ford. (Even if he claims today to be in it just for the one term.)

Remind me again, how many wall street guys/bankers who engaged in fraud and other law breaking were prosecuted after 2008 when Biden was VP and had Obama’s ear?

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SerialUpDinger  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:21:00pm

Dudleya - Santa Monica Mountains

An amazing succulent that grows where most other plants will not. Canyon live-forever - Dudleya cymosa

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:22:32pm
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sagehen  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:23:08pm

re: #228 jaunte

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How big a libel settlement is that going to be worth?

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:27:23pm

Sinclair is programming someone to kill Fauci the same way Fox programmed Scott Roeder to kill Dr. Tiller.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:29:00pm

That angy psycho soldier’s account is gone @gunbunny913

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:29:09pm

re: #223 JC1

There will be no need. I’ll be shocked if the Biden administration does anything to go after the crime spree that Trump+Co are waging. 5 bucks says that it’ll be all about looking forward and putting the past behind. Just like the jokers from Iran Contra and Iraq 2.0 were never held accountable. I get that Trump’s abuse of power and norms are greater than the previous examples, but I’d be pleasantly amazed if Biden’s DOJ went after them.

I don’t think Biden will have a choice. Democrats are pissed. If he doesn’t go after trump he loses his base. His AG will do his dirty work. Plus, once trump is removed from office and has no power more info is going to come out and none of it favors him. Biden may be reluctant, but his options will be limited.

also, it’s not like trump is going to keep silent about anything. He’s going to bait us to go after him, Yesa, he is that fucking stupid.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:31:37pm

re: #238 🌹UOJB!

Sinclair is programming someone to kill Fauci the same way Fox programmed Scott Roeder to kill Dr. Tiller.

My thought exactly.

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plansbandc  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:34:09pm

Off topic stupidity…

My sib narced me out for bitching about my mother on my anonymous twitter. This is the sib that constantly tells me, don’t tell mom stuff.

I feel like we’re teenagers. FFS

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:38:05pm

This Yankee fan appreciates that the Red Sox all took a knee prior to their game. so did the opposing team the Orioles. things have changed a little. once again, trump is on the wrong side of history.

also, if Biden wants his party to succeed he must go after all the voter suppression BS. If not, his majority will not hold in the long run. Democrats have to fight or die.

FT

yes, I’m still watching “The Beastmaster” but it’s like eating chocolate cake. I have to take small bites or I will OD.

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Jack Burton  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:43:26pm

re: #228 jaunte

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Just how badly do they want to be sued into oblivion?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:46:10pm

re: #234 JC1

Remind me again, how many wall street guys/bankers who engaged in fraud and other law breaking were prosecuted after 2008 when Biden was VP and had Obama’s ear?

Remind me again, what authority did Biden have then?

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:46:53pm

re: #221 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The GOP Senate has committed suicide by killing the unemployment benefits.
MILLIONS of people are staring eviction/foreclosure/repossession right in the face and a lot of them will be voting.

Now watch the GOP move to disenfranchise those newly homeless people.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:47:46pm

re: #241 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

My thought exactly.

Fauci has already been threatened and has secret service protection.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:48:23pm
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jaunte  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:51:50pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:53:28pm

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 9:58:08pm

Trump is losing. For one think I don’t think he really has very many fully reliable goons for this kind of operation, and Portland is just one city out of many he wants to target.

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JC1  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:02:44pm

re: #240 I Would Prefer Not To

I don’t think Biden will have a choice. Democrats are pissed. If he doesn’t go after trump he loses his base. His AG will do his dirty work. Plus, once trump is removed from office and has no power more info is going to come out and none of it favors him. Biden may be reluctant, but his options will be limited.

also, it’s not like trump is going to keep silent about anything. He’s going to bait us to go after him, Yesa, he is that fucking stupid.

I hope you’re right.

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piratedan  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:05:59pm

re: #221 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

my question to that is where will they be voting?

If evicted, where do you live?
if evicted, and you move, do you have enough time to ensure you’re registered to vote at your new residence?

yeah, lets say YOU manage that successfully, but what happens to those that don’t?
what happens if you get evicted in September? October?

Don’t get me wrong, I want Trump and his crew on the streets and then in front of judges, but I wouldn’t be shocked if this is part of the cold calculation orchestrated by the GRU to help the GOP suppress votes by folks being lost in the churn.

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JC1  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:06:58pm

re: #245 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Remind me again, what authority did Biden have then?

If we give Biden credit for the good things that the Obama administration accomplished over 8 years, we have to hold him accountable for the failures. Otherwise, we’re saying that he spent 8 years as a wallflower, maybe occasionally washing his trans-am shirtless in the white house driveway.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:07:44pm

re: #251 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Trump is losing. For one think I don’t think he really has very many fully reliable goons for this kind of operation, and Portland is just one city out of many he wants to target.

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Trump and Barr were counting on people cowering. Instead, the protests made it to Friday. For two days, people will have nothing to do but protest.

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piratedan  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:09:36pm

re: #234 JC1

and in response to 2008, you got Liz Warren to build the CFPB as a federal agency. You now have Liz Warren’s policy agenda being the de facto Democratic platform. You think she has plans to do those guys a solid?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:11:30pm

re: #253 piratedan

my question to that is where will they be voting?

If evicted, where do you live?
if evicted, and you move, do you have enough time to ensure you’re registered to vote at your new residence?

yeah, lets say YOU manage that successfully, but what happens to those that don’t?
what happens if you get evicted in September? October?

Don’t get me wrong, I want Trump and his crew on the streets and then in front of judges, but I wouldn’t be shocked if this is part of the cold calculation orchestrated by the GRU to help the GOP suppress votes by folks being lost in the churn.

Probably so. GOTV volunteers are working on a strategy for mass homelessness right now. Shelters can provide permanent addresses and that procedure has survived challenges before. A lot depends on the particular jurisdiction, since GOP officials will pull out all the stops to keep the evicted in particular from voting. It will be just another challenge in what is basically the front line of this struggle.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:13:00pm

re: #254 JC1

If we give Biden credit for the good things that the Obama administration accomplished over 8 years, we have to hold him accountable for the failures. Otherwise, we’re saying that he spent 8 years as a wallflower, maybe occasionally washing his trans-am shirtless in the white house driveway.

We don’t give Biden much credit beyond giving Obama an opening to support gay marriage out in the open and saying the ACA was a big fucking deal. And your equivalency is silly.

I get it. You’re ready to be disappointed in Biden. But let’s win stuff first. But you did make me think of a scenario: Biden wins but the Senate remains in GOP hands, so McConnell blocks ALL of Biden’s nominees, not just judges, but AG and the rest of his cabinet, thereby making it impossible to undo the damage Trump has done to the departments.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:19:06pm
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Sherlock Hound  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:21:03pm

re: #257 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The Republicans aren’t the only ones that can play delay of game: The tenants can try to run out the clock in housing court.

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piratedan  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:24:03pm

re: #257 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

agreed, all of this shit appears to be orchestrated (at least imho), Democratic headquarters in AZ torched, ginning up the urban rioting threat to coincide with a message that Joe Biden’s to blame for the lawlessness (implied) triggered by Trumps’s own escalation by sending in the goon squads and sowing even more nervousness and outrage trying to get his reichstag fire. The GOP going on vacation at exactly the time when unemployement benefits are expiring.

The Dems have a Hobson’s choice of sorts, while it’s great to say that they won’t sign off on anything that funds the HHS but the GOP won’t promote anything to Trump without it/ Just how do you think the media will present that to the masses? I can almost guarantee you that it won’t be that the Dems refused to give money to HHS, it will be framed as the Dems are condemning you all to die. JFC, if the NYT can run stories the day after AOC takes down Yoho as it being somehow her fault for being a bitch as opposed to the guy who started all of this shit unprovoked, I can guarandamn tee you Dems “defunding the police” would be exactly what Trump would love to crow about and justify the shit he’s going to do anyway but without the media cover.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:29:18pm

re: #257 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Probably so. GOTV volunteers are working on a strategy for mass homelessness right now. Shelters can provide permanent addresses and that procedure has survived challenges before. A lot depends on the particular jurisdiction, since GOP officials will pull out all the stops to keep the evicted in particular from voting. It will be just another challenge in what is basically the front line of this struggle.

A lot of us have been working on getting out the vote since 2017. We’re not going anywhere, and we can handle this too. (If it comes to this. Someone pointed out, I think on MSNBC, that when the markets start reacting, Senate Repugs get real attentive real fast, even if it means they have to help the jobless. And the House bill is right there waiting for them.)

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austin_blue  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:31:27pm

re: #195 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Earlier today, I mentioned the hazards of flying in combat. I’ve come across a good database on the actual numbers. Helicopter Losses During the Vietnam War

6994 UH-1 Hueys served in Vietnam, of which about 3400, nearly half, were lost. A total of about 20,000 pilots flew Hueys, roughly half the chopper pilots who served in Vietnam. 1,151 UH-1 pilots and 1,231 non-pilot crew members were killed, about 5.5% of the total, and about 4% of all US war fatalities.

Army UH-1’s totaled 10,693,902 flight hours in the Vietnam War between October 1966 and the end of 1975. This is by far the highest combat flight time of any aircraft in history.

A single engine Slick with a magnesium frame? What could go wrong?

When my dad got back from his second tour in the ‘Nam, he was assigned to command a Marine Reserve squadron at Dobbins AFB in Marietta, Ga.F-8 Crusaders on the jet side, UH-1 Slicks on the rotor side.

I went with him to work one day and we looked at the UH-1s. They were covered, inside and outside, with these little 2” x 2” riveted squares, in some cases dozens of them.

I looked at my dad, curious, “Battle patches”, he said, “each patch is a repair from where a round came through the helicopter.”

About six months later, one of his choppers threw a blade. Three dead. Metal fatigue, not detected as it came through depot. Didn’t matter, dad took the hit.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:35:18pm

re: #240 I Would Prefer Not To

I don’t think Biden will have a choice. Democrats are pissed. If he doesn’t go after trump he loses his base. His AG will do his dirty work. Plus, once trump is removed from office and has no power more info is going to come out and none of it favors him. Biden may be reluctant, but his options will be limited.

also, it’s not like trump is going to keep silent about anything. He’s going to bait us to go after him, Yesa, he is that fucking stupid.

I suspect a lot of damaging information about Trump and his four-year tenure is going to be coming from the very people surrounding him today. If an AG under a Biden presidency aggressively pursues wrongdoing by the Trump administration, I think we’re going to see a lot of people spilling the beans, hoping to get some kind of plea deal so their prison time will be minimal.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:37:53pm

re: #260 Sherlock Hound

The Republicans aren’t the only ones that can play delay of game: The tenants can try to run out the clock in housing court

True. In addition, a lot of landlords are going to be less likely than usual to evict since the chance of re-letting a cleared property is going to be very low. Additionally, a lot of normally Republican retirees depend on rental income and they, too, are not going to like having that spigot shut off. Big management corporations are a different story but it might be possible that even they can be made to act like human beings if the bottom line is not really going to be helped by tossing people into the street. Foreclosures are yet another story but the prospect of a less crook-friendly administration may have a healthy affect there.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:39:15pm

re: #261 piratedan

agreed, all of this shit appears to be orchestrated (at least imho), Democratic headquarters in AZ torched, ginning up the urban rioting threat to coincide with a message that Joe Biden’s to blame for the lawlessness (implied) triggered by Trumps’s own escalation by sending in the goon squads and sowing even more nervousness and outrage trying to get his reichstag fire. The GOP going on vacation at exactly the time when unemployement benefits are expiring.

The Dems have a Hobson’s choice of sorts, while it’s great to say that they won’t sign off on anything that funds the HHS but the GOP won’t promote anything to Trump without it/ Just how do you think the media will present that to the masses? I can almost guarantee you that it won’t be that the Dems refused to give money to HHS, it will be framed as the Dems are condemning you all to die. JFC, if the NYT can run stories the day after AOC takes down Yoho as it being somehow her fault for being a bitch as opposed to the guy who started all of this shit unprovoked, I can guarandamn tee you Dems “defunding the police” would be exactly what Trump would love to crow about and justify the shit he’s going to do anyway but without the media cover.

I’d be more worried about that if poll after poll hadn’t been showing that people simply aren’t listening to that crap anymore (the NYT “story” was an opinion piece, by the way).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:43:33pm

TS Hanna growing tonight as it approaches south Texas:

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Will be quite the rainmaker.

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austin_blue  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:52:48pm

re: #267 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

TS Hanna growing tonight as it approaches south Texas:

Image: floater-floater-AL082020-band13-60fr-20200725-0140.gif

Will be quite the rainmaker.

It appears that Dog hates Texas. Hannah is not a big storm, but it will push a 4’ wave of water onto the coast all the way up to Galveston. People will be displaced inland into shelters, which, given the ‘rona, is not where you want be given that the Texas Gulf Coast is being stricken with disease right now.

It’s just another disaster waiting to happen, and it’s happening in slow motion. Wait until you see our numbers in 17 days. Oh, and we topped the US in death’s again today.

Night all. This just sucks giant donkey dicks.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 24, 2020 • 10:58:27pm

Defaults on vehicle loans are another area that has to be considered. Humanitarian impulses are much lower than for housing, though in places like Texas a functioning vehicle is basically a matter of survival. Companies like GMAC would be taking a massive hit, with little or no chance of turning over the bloated inventory. They, too, may decide that it is better to let it ride for a while.

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danarchy  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:03:14pm

re: #192 stpaulbear

I just got an email from the ACLU. I don’t think the ACLU had much about me other than public info and the email address I gave them…

Heh, I do IT support for a school that uses the Blackbaud hosted solution and they are navigating this same thing right now. They will be sending out a notice on Monday. The Massachusetts laws on this are pretty strict and they are taking the weekend to manually review all non encrypted fields to make sure nobody added any PII to a notes field or something.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:25:56pm
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:26:37pm
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BigPapa  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:27:59pm

re: #251 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Trump is losing. For one think I don’t think he really has very many fully reliable goons for this kind of operation, and Portland is just one city out of many he wants to target.

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Besides the incompetence, I don’t think there are enough goons installed to truly consolidate power yet. He has to get re-elected. He’s fucked.

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makeitstop  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:31:48pm

Speaking of Nassau County…

The Nassau County PBA announced a ‘Support the Blue’ rally for Saturday on Fascbook, and announced that the National Anthem would be performed by Ted Nugent.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said ‘Doesn’t Nuge come from Michigan? Sorry, we’ve got a quarantine going on here. No Nuge for you.’

Facebook Post

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:35:34pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:39:40pm
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plansbandc  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:41:31pm

The Bugs Bunny sawing off Florida gif will never get old.

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plansbandc  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:43:37pm

I nominate Chad for the Trump administration’s most punchable face. Yeah I know Goebbels Jr. deserves it, but there’s just something about Chad.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:44:20pm

re: #277 plansbandc

The Bugs Bunny sawing off Florida gif will never get old.

Until Florida is under water.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2020 • 11:53:03pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:01:53am
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:04:35am

This seems like an accurate description of Trump:

This is what it means to elect an absolutely finished man—someone who cannot grow or care or even reconcile himself to any new thing—to a job like the presidency. Everything Trump does sounds the same, because whether it happens on Twitter or in the quintuple-byline newspaper stories about bleary behind-the-scenes White House upbraidings, it fundamentally is the same. Trump will always and only be upset about the same things in the same stupid way; he will stay mad about them even as the country shudders and cracks around him. It will never be any way but this for him, because Donald Trump will never be any way but this.

A finished man.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:06:53am

Name those heroes, Kayleigh.

Kayleigh:

Didn’t think so.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:10:06am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:25:38am

I guess we’ll have to balk at closing our Consulate in China, too.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:35:43am

re: #285 Dread Pirate

Probably too much spy gear and other incriminating stuff to completely destroy…lol

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:39:31am

It’s 0240 in Lower Alabama, and nothing has happened yet.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:44:34am

Having a midnight lunch of oatmeal cookies and red box wine, because we ran out of white box wine. Have to breach our quarantine bubble soon.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:46:29am

re: #287 Decatur Deb

It’s 0240 in Lower Alabama, and nothing has happened yet.

Do a lot of things happen in Lower Alabama at 0240? Here, at that time we have a CHP high speed chase or two for entertainment.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:49:45am

Money over morals.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:49:53am

re: #283 Dread Pirate

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Name those heroes, Kayleigh.

Kayleigh:

Didn’t think so.

The obvious follow-up question, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen these stenographers even consider asking once, is “Then why not rename the bases for the heroes that served?” Of course, this would lead to the BS excuse we’ve seen before, which is that it would somehow “dishonor” the memories of those heroes if you changed the name of the base/fort away from what it was when they served there.

Which is why the men who trained and served at Muroc Field were all dishonored the moment the Air Force renamed it to Edwards AFB…in honor of a combat pilot with six Distinguished Flying Crosses who died during a test flight.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:50:59am

re: #290 Dread Pirate

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Money over morals.

Some defense lobbyist just made a hefty “campaign contribution” to the Trump Organization, no doubt.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:51:00am

The first couple months of this, Sam’s Club would cart booze to the parking lot. Their HQ or Alabama changed policy, and now you have to go in. If I have to go in, I’m going to Publix during Fogey Hours. Fuck Sam’s Walton bullshit anyway.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:53:38am

re: #289 Dread Pirate

Do a lot of things happen in Lower Alabama at 0240? Here, at that time we have a CHP high speed chase or two for entertainment.

Around midnight the kudzu curls up and the fire ants burrow deeper.

Thelonious Monk - ‘Round Midnight

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NetworkKed  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:30:00am

I had a really… I dunno. Weird feeling today. It’s not quite despair, but there’s a heavy note of hopelessness in it. It’s been four months spent 98% inside the apartment, and I’m the kinda guy who doesn’t hate it, but this morning the decree came down that we really had to fill out the asinine surveys about next steps in the office.

Such gems as “Do you trust the executive leadership team with your safety as we resume normal operations in our office space?” And the always wonderful “Are you worried about the future of your job?” And a few other doozies in that general line, including some badly worded implicit double negatives where it’s not even clear what the meaning of yes or no was.

This was on the same day when our state (the glorious state of Indiana - insert your hoosier jokes here) posted its highest single-day number of positive tests to date. I was livid, and I may have stretched the limits of polite business language in filling out said survey.

I’m just so mad, and tired, and sick of all the goddamn stupid. And it’s not going to end, because the states will fucking kick and scream when Biden gets in and tries to enforce any kind of reasonable national lockdown policy. And now because some self-important wannabe executive shitheads can’t read a basic fucking line graph I’m going to have to do the whole passive resistance nonsense to continue working from home while our department is already fighting executive overreach on other fronts.

So it’s 4 AM and I’m tired but I can’t fall asleep because I keep thinking about all the stupid and what I’m going to have to do to literally survive it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:32:53am

re: #202 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Yoho completely unprovoked called the Congresswomen a “Fucking bitch.”

because he does not understand why that should be seen by anyone as unacceptable.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:36:56am

re: #295 NetworkKed

I had a really… I dunno. Weird feeling today. It’s not quite despair, but there’s a heavy note of hopelessness in it. It’s been four months spent 98% inside the apartment, and I’m the kinda guy who doesn’t hate it, but this morning the decree came down that we really had to fill out the asinine surveys about next steps in the office.

Such gems as “Do you trust the executive leadership team with your safety as we resume normal operations in our office space?” And the always wonderful “Are you worried about the future of your job?” And a few other doozies in that general line, including some badly worded implicit double negatives where it’s not even clear what the meaning of yes or no was.

This was on the same day when our state (the glorious state of Indiana - insert your hoosier jokes here) posted its highest single-day number of positive tests to date. I was livid, and I may have stretched the limits of polite business language in filling out said survey.

I’m just so mad, and tired, and sick of all the goddamn stupid. And it’s not going to end, because the states will fucking kick and scream when Biden gets in and tries to enforce any kind of reasonable national lockdown policy. And now because some self-important wannabe executive shitheads can’t read a basic fucking line graph I’m going to have to do the whole passive resistance nonsense to continue working from home while our department is already fighting executive overreach on other fronts.

So it’s 4 AM and I’m tired but I can’t fall asleep because I keep thinking about all the stupid and what I’m going to have to do to literally survive it.

Correct answers:

“I will follow our executive leadership through the gates of Hell.”

“I am worried about the future of my lungs.”

“Of course.” (to all incoherent questions)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:37:43am

We all concur.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:43:55am

re: #295 NetworkKed

I hate to harp on these things, but I passed that point months ago when it was decided that hotels are considered “essential” and thus my pasty white ass was informed that we’d be braving the storm unless corporate said different. I’ve watched as the few good weeks of sanity were totally undone by the very industry I work for using their lobbyist dollars to pressure our governor into “reopening” the state only weeks after it had (reluctantly) shut down. So that now I’m working in the epicenter of the state’s resurgence of CV-19 cases, because nobody with two functioning neurons asked “Is it a good idea in the midst of a pandemic to open up the tourism industry, knowing that idiots from areas that haven’t tackled their own outbreaks will flood our beaches?”

The idea of “hazard pay” has never even passed the lips of my employers. Instead, the full totality of their acknowledgment that employees may not want to work in an industry where they are constantly in contact with total morons…is to offer us a one-time payment and a few months of health insurance if we chose to voluntarily quit. And by waving away the offer, you (in the eyes of the company) waived any liability in the eyes of the company’s lawyers if you should be infected.

Combine all this with my planned vacation going into the shredder because they first cut down the staff to the bone, and then only started rehiring once the summer crowds began to come back, and I must admit that I’m saltier than a bag of fast food french fries.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:48:36am

re: #299 Targetpractice

I hate to harp on these things, but I passed that point months ago when it was decided that hotels are considered “essential” and thus my pasty white ass was informed that we’d be braving the storm unless corporate said different. I’ve watched as the few good weeks of sanity were totally undone by the very industry I work for using their lobbyist dollars to pressure our governor into “reopening” the state only weeks after it had (reluctantly) shut down. So that now I’m working in the epicenter of the state’s resurgence of CV-19 cases, because nobody with two functioning neurons asked “Is it a good idea in the midst of a pandemic to open up the tourism industry, knowing that idiots from areas that haven’t tackled their own outbreaks will flood our beaches?”

The idea of “hazard pay” has never even passed the lips of my employers. Instead, the full totality of their acknowledgment that employees may not want to work in an industry where they are constantly in contact with total morons…is to offer us a one-time payment and a few months of health insurance if we chose to voluntarily quit. And by waving away the offer, you (in the eyes of the company) waived any liability in the eyes of the company’s lawyers if you should be infected.

Combine all this with my planned vacation going into the shredder because they first cut down the staff to the bone, and then only started rehiring once the summer crowds began to come back, and I must admit that I’m saltier than a bag of fast food french fries.

Cough a lot, mostly near the front office, while insisting that you feel fine. A blood-spotted handkerchief in your back pocket is probably too much.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:53:24am

re: #300 Decatur Deb

Cough a lot, mostly near the front office, while insisting that you feel fine. A blood-spotted handkerchief in your back pocket is probably too much.

I did that earlier in the outbreak, but that was mostly due to spring allergies. At this point, I may have to consider just calling in dead.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:55:33am

re: #301 Targetpractice

I did that earlier in the outbreak, but that was mostly due to spring allergies. At this point, I may have to consider just calling in dead.

If someone complains in a staff meeting take the manager’s side, emphasizing that “At least we’ll all go down together…”

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:04:05am

re: #302 Decatur Deb

If someone complains in a staff meeting take the manager’s side, emphasizing that “At least we’ll all go down together…”

I work graveyard, the only time I show up at a staff meeting is when they decide to schedule one of those “all-hands” annual meetings or the quarterly “Here’s what (we think) is going to happen over the next few months.” Otherwise, the only interaction I have with management is a few minutes in the morning before I punch out and run.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:05:16am

re: #298 Dread Pirate

POTUS talks about how much better his life was before he became president in this interview.

He means it in the sense of how much he has sacrificed in order to serve. I sure it has seriously cut into his tee-times…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:07:01am

re: #304 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He means it in the sense of how much he has sacrificed in order to serve. I sure it has seriously cut into his tee-times…

He’s facing a report card in November, and Daddy can’t buy him an “A” this time.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:18:09am

Think the best way to explain the situation for folks that aren’t in the service/hospitality industry is that most businesses in such lines of work may make a lot of noise about how much they’re looking out for the safety of their customers…but behind the scenes, their concern for their employees goes only as far as necessary to avoid getting sued.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:18:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:19:31am

re: #306 Targetpractice

Think the best way to explain the situation for folks that aren’t in the service/hospitality industry is that most businesses in such lines of work may make a lot of noise about how much they’re looking out for the safety of their customers…but behind the scenes, their concern for their employees goes only as far as necessary to avoid getting sued.

because it costs money

on the one hand, you cannot blame them, they need to make a profit in order to survive

this is another example of how lack of social and labor legislation proves to be a failure over the long term and for (nearly) everyone

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:20:28am

re: #307 Dave In Austin

I’m out covering Portland protests tonight. The boogaloo boys have arrived. They tell me they are here in support of Black & trans lives. “Fuck the feds,” one told me. They say they’re here to protect protesters.

has the use of federal goons prompted a schism in the anti-government right?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:21:49am

Off to catch another couple hours. ‘Nite, all.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:23:05am

re: #309 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

has the use of federal goons prompted a schism in the anti-government right?

Shit ain’t gonna stir itself.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:25:52am

re: #311 Decatur Deb

Shit ain’t gonna stir itself.

so they are pretending to be pro-protesters to incite violence and give the goons an excuse to crack down?

anybody smell smoke coming from the direction of the Reichstag?

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ericblair  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:37:26am

re: #312 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so they are pretending to be pro-protesters to incite violence and give the goons an excuse to crack down?

anybody smell smoke coming from the direction of the Reichstag?

Maybe. Also maybe, years of Jade Helm Feds-Are-Gonna-Getya pumped directly into rightwing brains doesn’t just go down the memory hole. Trump’s goons are demanding that the whole paranoid-industrial complex turn 180 degrees on a dime with this.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:41:06am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:50:23am

re: #314 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

“you are a healthy woman/with the qualities of a pheasant…”

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:01:55am

re: #283 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Name those heroes, Kayleigh.

Kayleigh:

Didn’t think so.

if the bases aren’t known for the generals theyre named for, theres no reason not to change the names

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:04:48am

re: #315 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“you are a healthy woman/with the qualities of a pheasant…”

Some things really don’t translate easily.

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:08:25am

re: #305 Decatur Deb

He’s facing a report card in November, and Daddy can’t buy him an “A” this time.

he shoulda paid someone to be the president for him

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:11:52am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:15:10am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:32:31am

re: #320 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Sinclair is owned by Christian fundamentalists.

As I keep noting, the transition of the US to a post-Christian nation is going to be very bumpy. The worldview collapse that fundamentalists are experiencing is going to undo them.

And in their anger, they will try to undo us too.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:39:51am

Someone in New Jersey won the MegaMillions jackpot last night. It had slowly built to a reasonable figure over several weeks. The cash value was only around $99M, but even after paying taxes the result will be a comfortable lifestyle.

The starting values for MegaMillions and PowerBall were decreased back when the pandemic hit, as the already slow lottery sales became even slower.

Both lotteries got rid of their minimum increment for each new draw. So it has taken quite a bit longer for the jackpots to get to 9 figures.

Currently PowerBall has a decent jackpot, but it’s taken seven weeks to get there.

Locally, vendors have had a hard time keeping scratchers in stock, not because people are buying more but because the California Lottery’s own contractors aren’t delivering them as quickly. Apparently not only is Calotto closed to the public, their distributors are minimally staffed.

Gambing has taken a hit in the pandemic. Lottery sales are down. Las Vegas has seen it’s tourist industry greatly reduced. Sports betting has not happened because there are no sports.

What’s a gambler to do?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:50:16am

Speaking of scratchers, I remain amazed at the number of Youtube channels dedicated to watching people scratch off their scratchers.

It’s not Shakespeare, but I guess there is a bit of drama.

My question is: where do people get all the money to spend on thousands of dollars of scratchers per week?

For example, this guy in California buys huge stacks of the big boys:

Huge Session!!🤑 Most Expensive Tickets In CA!!🍀 Pt 4 🏁

How, again I ask how, do these folk have so much money to spend? It’s not like they win the jackpots (the highest I’ve seen is a $1k win, but the typical big win is just $100.)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2020 • 3:53:24am

Same guy, just last night, showing off 4 complete books of $20 scratchers. A cool $2400 of lottery tickets. He does mention that he has donors, and I guess they run some sort of contest. Still, it seems odd to me that this stuff goes on:

Let’s Go!!! Let’s Find A Claimer 🤑 Pt 1

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Teukka  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:02:59am

So this floated by in my FB feed:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:06:50am

hi

I’m here briefly.

My wife’s brother is battening down the hatches in advance of the hurricane approaching the Texas coast.

Conservatism always tends to genocide if it stays in power long enough. Whether a nation or a locality, they will kill to gain and conserve power.

Over on the other side of my state, more cracks in the Republican wall of silence on the epidemic. Teachers across the city of Omaha held a rally yesterday demanding a mask mandate, joined by citizens concerned about their children.

City council’s Democrats are united against Mayor Jean Stothert’s (R) original position against a mask mandate. One Republican member is opposed to the idea of a mask mandate but will support the county health commissioner if she imposes it. The other two Republicans consider it excessive government overreach.

Mayor Stothert caved, and says the city charter allows the unified Douglas County-City of Omaha Health Board to impose a mask mandate for an epidemic. The health board is to meet later today to impose that requirement. That will draw fire from the Governor’s office, which is still withholding CARES funds from any government entity in the state which imposes mask requirements and is seeking to overturn the ruling from the Lancaster County and City of Lincoln unified health board. They are both having their money withheld.

However, the county part of that mandate runs into a problem, as Governor Pete Ricketts is still trying to kill us in the name of conservatism. The Governor’s office is clear that state law says a “regulation change” for a county over 400,000 requires a three-week notification period, followed by thirty-day public comment period before a “new regulation” can be enforced. Following that, the health board could not impose a mask mandate on rural Douglas County or Omaha suburbs before mid-September.

The Governor’s office is clear they will go after the Douglas County-City of Omaha Health Board members in court on criminal charges if they try to impose a mask requirement on rural Douglas County.

On the wingnut side of the state, there was one new case. Rural schools and governments are in real danger of being harmed by the governor withholding CARES Act funds; nevertheless my school district is remaining closed to bypass that, and Banner Public School in Banner County has decided to challenge the governor and order mandatory masks.

In Banner County, that could result in removing funding from the school and the county government. Worse, since the school library also serves as the county public library, it will affect the library as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:07:30am

re: #317 Dr Lizardo

Some things really don’t translate easily.

[LQ] Korean Karaoke (Oh, Dance, Baby) - Flight of the Conchords

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:16:37am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:16:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:32:29am

re: #186 🌹UOJB!

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LOL at the Goldwater 64 bumper sticker.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:37:56am

This We’ll Tread

I want to see a lot more of this! Fcuk that snake!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:59:14am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:59:32am

re: #320 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

That CNN article is basically Bolling saying “I’m dumb as a stump and will do anything for money. Also, I’m from Fox so I trust my bookers and producers will do the most unethical thing possible because that’s how it’s done.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:02:38am

Editorial: Get Prayer Out of Government (Seeing Red Nebraska)

Before we decided to write this piece, many of us on the SRN team didn’t know what religious identity many of the rest of us were. So we took a roll call and here are some of the answers:

“An atheist who occasionally thinks things are so fucking weird I am agnostic-ish”
Protestant Christian
Methodist
“Extremely Jewish”
Unitarian Universalist
“I’m atheist but will go with Satanic for the purpose of making people lose their shit even though satanism is nothing but atheism with added pussy power and social justice”
Lutheran
“a terrible Buddhist”
Eastern Orthodox
“Newly atheist, formerly Southern Baptist”
Episcopalian
Zen Buddhist

The reason we didn’t even know most of our religious identities despite getting along very well and chatting on a daily basis is because—imagine this—it generally has nothing to do with our work together.

And it has nothing to do with the work of secular governance either.

(more)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:03:07am

re: #240 I Would Prefer Not To

I don’t think Biden will have a choice. Democrats are pissed. If he doesn’t go after trump he loses his base. His AG will do his dirty work. Plus, once trump is removed from office and has no power more info is going to come out and none of it favors him. Biden may be reluctant, but his options will be limited.

also, it’s not like trump is going to keep silent about anything. He’s going to bait us to go after him, Yesa, he is that fucking stupid.

I think the new admin and DOJ just about have to go after Barr in some way. He pretty much trashed any reputation and tradition of political impartiality and being there to serve the country instead of the President. There is a lot to fix there and in the judiciary.

And I expect that DHS will get broken back up. And hopefully CBP razed to the ground and rebuilt as well since there is probably so much wrong there institutionally that partial measures will get nowhere.

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jeffreyw  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:13:33am

Good morning!

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Teukka  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:17:03am

And it’s that time again, me watching an anime and a song sticking in my head… ReWrite this time…

Rewrite OST: Hinagiku

With vocals:

Innocence Eye ~ Mizutani Runa/水谷瑠奈 『Rewrite Anime OST』

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:21:33am

Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Watches have gone up for the islands of Hawai’i.

Hanna has been upgraded to a hurricane, the first of the Atlantic season.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:24:54am

re: #338 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Watches have gone up for the islands of Hawai’i.

Hanna has been upgraded to a hurricane, the first of the Atlantic season.

I knew a Hurricane Hanna…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:29:58am

re: #337 Teukka

An oldie but a goodie:

FLCL フリクリ ED - Ride on Shooting Star - with English Lyrics

Performed by The Pillows.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:31:57am

re: #301 Targetpractice

I did that earlier in the outbreak, but that was mostly due to spring allergies. At this point, I may have to consider just calling in dead.

Doesn’t that require a written excuse from a coroner? (Or necromancer I guess.)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:32:45am

re: #305 Decatur Deb

He’s facing a report card in November, and Daddy can’t buy him an “A” this time.

He’ll send in a substitute to take the election for himself.
///

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:33:56am

re: #307 Dave In Austin

I have to presume that nothing good will happen if bugaloo boys in BDUs without ID meet up with DHS/whatever fed agents in BDUs without ID.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:34:11am

re: #342 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

He’ll send in a substitute to take the election for himself.
///

He will hire thugs to burn down the school…

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:35:15am

re: #341 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Doesn’t that require a written excuse from a coroner? (Or necromancer I guess.)

Necromancer, but you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get an appointment. People are always dying to see him.

//

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:35:58am

That’s because our governor wants to kill us all.

As Nebraska sees surge in COVID cases, experts warn things could ‘go sideways’ (Omaha World-Herald)

Nebraska’s count of new COVID-19 cases has taken a definite turn higher, with totals not seen since late May.

While two hospital systems say they are not experiencing a surge in patients, health experts warn that hospitalizations will rise even more in the coming weeks as the new cases progress.

Dr. Kelly Cawcutt, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the associate medical director of infection control and epidemiology, said the Nebraska Medical Center has seen an increase in patients after experiencing a low several weeks ago.

(more)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:36:09am

re: #345 Targetpractice

Necromancer, but you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get an appointment. People are always dying to see him.

//

necrophiliacs?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:36:44am

re: #322 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Someone in New Jersey won the MegaMillions jackpot last night. It had slowly built to a reasonable figure over several weeks. The cash value was only around $99M, but even after paying taxes the result will be a comfortable lifestyle.

The starting values for MegaMillions and PowerBall were decreased back when the pandemic hit, as the already slow lottery sales became even slower.

Both lotteries got rid of their minimum increment for each new draw. So it has taken quite a bit longer for the jackpots to get to 9 figures.

Currently PowerBall has a decent jackpot, but it’s taken seven weeks to get there.

Locally, vendors have had a hard time keeping scratchers in stock, not because people are buying more but because the California Lottery’s own contractors aren’t delivering them as quickly. Apparently not only is Calotto closed to the public, their distributors are minimally staffed.

Gambing has taken a hit in the pandemic. Lottery sales are down. Las Vegas has seen it’s tourist industry greatly reduced. Sports betting has not happened because there are no sports.

What’s a gambler to do?

Not wear a mask?
///

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:39:12am

re: #213 mmmirele

I got the same email. I looked at what Blackbaud sent. I then went to the web page at Blackbaud.

I don’t know how you could prove that the data had been destroyed. I just don’t. If it were my non-profit, I’d be asking a person like Brian Krebs (or someone similar with that kind of background) what he thought about this information.

I got the same message from our local NPR station (nothing from ACLU yet). I was wondering the same thing. I’m pretty ignorant of this stuff, but I thought of it as if someone showed themselves destroying incriminating photos after receiving the ransom—but they still have the negatives.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:40:55am

re: #347 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

necrophiliacs?

Something something “crack open a cold one.”

//(I’m going to Hell)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:41:48am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:43:07am

re: #349 Barefoot Grin

I got the same message from our local NPR station (nothing from ACLU yet). I was wondering the same thing. I’m pretty ignorant of this stuff, but I thought of it as if someone showed themselves destroying incriminating photos after receiving the ransom—but they still have the negatives.

We support the ACLU, but only with written cheques through regular mail. They do not have our E-mail or telephone number.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:43:27am

Not Necessarily the News (GQ on Smith’s history)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:46:42am

re: #335 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I think the new admin and DOJ just about have to go after Barr (THIS) in some way. He pretty much trashed any reputation and tradition of political impartiality (THIS) and being there to serve the country instead of the President. There is a lot to fix there and in the judiciary. (THIS)

And I expect that DHS will get broken back up. (THIS) And hopefully CBP razed to the ground and rebuilt (THIS) as well since there is probably so much wrong there institutionally that partial measures will get nowhere.

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:48:41am

re: #343 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I have to presume that nothing good will happen if bugaloo boys in BDUs without ID meet up with DHS/whatever fed agents in BDUs without ID.

They’re on the sane SAME team.

Gah, autocorrect. Fixed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:52:59am

re: #355 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They’re on the sane team.

sane?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 5:55:12am

re: #353 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That was back in 2005, when they only owned sixty television stations.

List of Stations Owned or Operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group (Wikipedia)

Now they own hundreds, from every broadcast network in the USA. About the only market in the country they don’t have a station is Scottsbluff. In several markets they own multiple stations with different network affiliations (see the link for the details for your state).

There is almost nowhere you can escape their propaganda pushed as news now, unless you simply ditch television (or live where I do).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:00:59am

Chris Janicek wrote me back:

James, I will not be withdrawing from the US Senate race. I never made an assertion that a “gay man” cannot harass a woman. I won’t even address your next comment. Honesty is being accountable and apologizing. Apologies have been accepted. Your disregard for Republicans is the problem Nebraska faces in winning a federal race. Democrats make up 29% of registered voters in Nebraska. No Democrat will win unless we have Republican and Independent votes. Thank you for your concern.

Say hello to six more years of Senator Ben Sasse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:03:42am

re: #358 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Chris Janicek wrote me back:

Say hello to six more years of Senator Ben Sasse.

Every Nebraska woman needs a Sasse Gay Senator.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:04:52am

If you need a spade bit you better buy it now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:07:00am

re: #359 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Every Nebraska woman needs a Sasse Gay Senator.

The comment he wouldn’t address is me saying I would not vote for a person who suggested gang-raping a staffer on a conference call to other Democrats, and I’d rather have an honest Republican over a rape-promoting Democrat.

His assertion he never said a gay man cannot harass a woman is refuted by the large number of people who heard him say it. That is why the state party withdrew its support.

His path to victory was always tough, but now its impossible. We have a good candidate to replace him with, but he must withdraw by September 1. It seems apparent he is not going to do that.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:08:22am

re: #361 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The comment he wouldn’t address is me saying I would not vote for a person who suggested gang-raping a staffer on a conference call to other Democrats, and I’d rather have an honest Republican over a rape-promoting Democrat.

His assertion he never said a gay man cannot harass a woman is refuted by the large number of people who heard him say it. That is why the state party withdrew its support.

His path to victory was always tough, but now its impossible. We have a good candidate to replace him with, but he must withdraw by September 1. It seems apparent he is not going to do that.

Given his attitude and self-sabotage, I’d honestly question if this isn’t a case of rodent copulation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:08:32am

re: #361 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Time to write it off and move on to where you can do something constructive.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:10:27am

re: #356 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

sane?

SAME. GAH, Autocorrect!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:12:46am

re: #364 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

SAME. GAH, Autocorrect!

My question is whether the Bogaloo Boys are there to stir up the shit and provoke violence to warrant an even tougher crackdown (seems more likely) or if there is some sort of schism over the use of Federal Force against protesters from the extreme anti-government right. (less likely but still plausible to a limited extent)

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:15:36am

re: #365 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My question is whether the Bogaloo Boys are there to stir up the shit and provoke violence to warrant an even tougher crackdown (seems more likely) or if there is some sort of schism over the use of Federal Force against protesters from the extreme anti-government right. (less likely but still plausible to a limited extent)

In this climate we can’t even be sure these people are BB. We can barely define BB, except in their apparent origins in the militia/asshole camp.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:17:21am

re: #362 Targetpractice

Given his attitude and self-sabotage, I’d honestly question if this isn’t a case of rodent copulation.

He’s run for office here before but did not win (in 2018). Therefore his assertion that no Democrat can win unless they earn Republican or Independent voters is false, since I won twice.

This whole thing blew up in a matter of weeks after text messages.

Nebraska Democrat Urged to Quit Senate Race Over Sexual Texts to Aide (New York Times)

I like how he says it’s my fault that this is why Democrats have trouble winning offices here. Way to win votes.

Gene Siadek is now the Libertarian Party candidate for the election. He might take some Republican votes, but not enough to deny reëlection to Ben Sasse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:19:29am

re: #366 Decatur Deb

In this climate we can’t even be sure these people are BB. We can barely define BB, except in their apparent origins in the militia/asshole camp.

they are sure clear about defining Antifa as an organized threat to democracy…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:20:41am

re: #368 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they are sure clear about defining Antifa as an organized threat to democracy…

Border Patrol with poor fashion sense.

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fern01  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:28:12am

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

And this is a GOP congressman for the record.

Funny how they never mention that in their twitter description. Always have to go looking.

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:31:00am

re: #307 Dave In Austin

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:31:17am

I also got an E-mail response to my contact with Senator Ben Sasse about not promoting Donald Trump’s BS about everything from masks to hydroxycloroquine.

While his letter was mostly boilerplate, he (or his staffers) did address me personally to assure that Senator Sasse does not support those positions and encourages everyone in Nebraska to mask up, socially distance, and other things to protect themselves. His E-mail pointed to resources from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the CDC for further information.

He also noted he’s interested in working with Democrats on extending aid during the epidemic. (Mitch McConnell recessing the Senate is not Sasse’s fault, McConnell isn’t going to listen to him.)

There is very little I agree with politically with Senator Sasse, but his office is always respectful, explains the answers to my questions, and never sends a Dumpster fire of an E-mail like Chris Janicek did.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:35:25am

re: #366 Decatur Deb

In this climate we can’t even be sure these people are BB. We can barely define BB, except in their apparent origins in the militia/asshole camp.

Yes, I remember JJ McNabb tweeting that BB is not a coherent movement.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:37:42am

re: #373 Barefoot Grin

Yes, I remember JJ McNabb tweeting that BB is not a coherent movement.

Neither is the Alabama Democratic Party, but we truck along.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:40:56am

re: #362 Targetpractice

Given his attitude and self-sabotage, I’d honestly question if this isn’t a case of rodent copulation.

My exact thought.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:41:53am

re: #365 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My question is whether the Bogaloo Boys are there to stir up the shit and provoke violence to warrant an even tougher crackdown (seems more likely) or if there is some sort of schism over the use of Federal Force against protesters from the extreme anti-government right. (less likely but still plausible to a limited extent)

Both are plausible. I’m thinking the first but who knows?

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:43:18am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:44:20am

re: #337 Teukka

Not from an anime, but a game:

Lunar Silver Star Story - Luna’s Boat Song (Wind Nocturne)

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:46:07am

re: #360 Amory Blaine

If you need a spade bit you better buy it now.

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Larry Craig is vindicated!!

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:47:11am

re: #379 stpaulbear

Larry Craig is vindicated!!

He was a head of his time.

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:50:58am

re: #361 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If 2020 has proven anything, a month is an eternity. There’s a lot of time for things to change before Sept. 1. I hope NE dems have success in getting rid of this guy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:52:12am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:52:47am

re: #381 stpaulbear

If 2020 has proven anything, a month is an eternity. There’s a lot of time for things to change before Sept. 1. I hope NE dems have success in getting rid of this guy.

He still has pickets in front of his cupcake shop. He might decide his business is more important to save.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 6:57:51am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:01:23am

re: #382 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

You would likely need a private plane to go to most of the nations in question anyway.

Plus it’s not exactly a playground for the rich either. Albania, Kosovo, and Tunisia aren’t exactly hot spots for American tourists. (I’ve only been to Tunisia thanks to the Navy.)

Turkey a bit more, but tourism is off there over the ever-stricter religious government.

The Dominican Republic attracts lots of tourists normally, but five hours ago the US Embassy in Santo Domingo issued a travel advisory noting the Embassy is closed and the epidemic in that country is out of control.

do.usembassy.gov

They also note hospital capacity is already strained there, the government imposed a nationwide curfew, masks are mandatory nationwide, and large gatherings are suspended.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:03:50am

re: #384 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Barr needs to see the inside of the Greybar Hotel for a long time.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:05:29am

Greetings from Corpus Christi! We’ve got it all — morgue trucks, overflowing ICUs, 1 in 50 people infected, a hurricane bearing down, and a foot of rain anticipated.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:06:03am

re: #380 Decatur Deb

He was a head of his time.

ISWYDT

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:06:47am

re: #387 Flying Squirrel Girl

Greetings from Corpus Christi! We’ve got it all — morgue trucks, overflowing ICUs, 1 in 50 people infected, a hurricane bearing down, and a foot of rain anticipated.

Try to stay safe. Check in if you can when it is safe to do so.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:07:36am

re: #387 Flying Squirrel Girl

Greetings from Corpus Christi! We’ve got it all — morgue trucks, overflowing ICUs, 1 in 50 people infected, a hurricane bearing down, and a foot of rain anticipated.

Yeah, but you’ve got taco trucks.

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:10:39am

re: #390 Decatur Deb

Yeah, but you’ve got taco trucks.

We had a taco truck here in Rockwall. They weren’t really moving around that much, because Rockwall doesn’t have a whole lot of places for food trucks to go. But they became successful enough they moved into a building to get a bigger kitchen.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:10:42am

If Mr. Janicek withdraws, this is his replacement.

She also has recipes for good food.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:15:25am

Prior to Harvey, CC hadn’t experienced a hurricane since 1971. We bought our house in 2016 and this is our second hurricane. And the new storm formation off the western coast of Africa is already starting to make me nervous.

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KGxvi  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:15:38am

re: #385 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You would likely need a private plane to go to most of the nations in question anyway.

Plus it’s not exactly a playground for the rich either. Albania, Kosovo, and Tunisia aren’t exactly hot spots for American tourists. (I’ve only been to Tunisia thanks to the Navy.)

Turkey a bit more, but tourism is off there over the ever-stricter religious government.

The Dominican Republic attracts lots of tourists normally, but five hours ago the US Embassy in Santo Domingo issued a travel advisory noting the Embassy is closed and the epidemic in that country is out of control.

do.usembassy.gov

They also note hospital capacity is already strained there, the government imposed a nationwide curfew, masks are mandatory nationwide, and large gatherings are suspended.

Mexico is also a pretty big mess, too. 129m people in the country, 378k cases, almost 43k deaths. But they have a massive shortage of testing, so those numbers are probably optimistic. Turns out leftwing populist governments are just as shitty as rightwing populist governments.

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KGxvi  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:18:04am

re: #392 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Any way she can get on the ballot as an independent?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:22:14am

re: #393 Flying Squirrel Girl

Prior to Harvey, CC hadn’t experienced a hurricane since 1971. We bought our house in 2016 and this is our second hurricane. And the new storm formation off the western coast of Africa is already starting to make me nervous.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is raking the Venezuela coastline and the Windward Islands right now. It’s expected to rapidly die after it enters the Caribbean Sea, because the waters and winds are unfavourable to sustain the storm.

The tropical wave southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands looks like it has a good chance of developing into a tropical depression in five days, but it will be moving over the same waters Gonzalo did. We’ll have to see if the tropical storm stirred up enough deep cold water to prevent development of the depression.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:28:32am

Hurricane Hanna on Corpus Christi radar.
radar.weather.gov

The storm looks as though the eye will cross the shoreline south of Corpus Christi, putting the fastest winds in the city.

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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:32:50am

re: #318 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

he shoulda paid someone to be the president for him

Didn’t he offer the VP to Kasich with that in mind? IIRC?

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:33:34am

My mom sent me this link about falsehoods amd fake stories that are being passed around social media this last week: bigcountryhomepage.com

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:34:59am

re: #380 Decatur Deb

He was a head of his time.

I Get Around (Remastered)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:37:59am

re: #384 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

From the NYT article is this little nugget:

Mr. Danchenko’s identity is noteworthy because it further calls into question the credibility of the dossier. By turning to Mr. Danchenko as his primary source to gather possible dirt on Mr. Trump involving Russia, Mr. Steele was relying not on someone with a history of working with Russian intelligence operatives or bringing to light their covert activities but instead a researcher focused on analyzing business and political risks in Russia.

WUT? Trump was allegedly a businessman. Business is directly tied up with the Russian government there. The Steele Dossier attempted to show that Donald Trump might be compromised in some way by the FSB or SVR, which is a business and political risk in dealing with Russia.

How does that question the credibility of the dossier?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:41:02am

Twitter has removed Chris Janicek’s blue checkmark. Is he no longer who he says he is?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:44:51am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:50:38am

re: #402 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Twitter removed Milo’s blue checkmark after one too many of his tweets violated Twitter’s code of conduct and before they suspended him.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:51:35am

re: #404 Eric The Fruit Bat

Twitter removed Milo’s blue checkmark after one too many of his tweets violated Twitter’s code of conduct and before they suspended him.

Can he still go to the Twitter Prom?

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austin_blue  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:54:24am

Nice view of the rolling doughnut of hell right now:

radar.weather.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:58:43am

NBC News will stream live on YouTube Representative John Lewis’s final crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge tomorrow at 10AM CT. It will stream on the channel below.

Live: John Lewis’ Body Carried Over Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge | NBC News

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CleverToad  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:58:45am

re: #387 Flying Squirrel Girl

Greetings from Corpus Christi! We’ve got it all — morgue trucks, overflowing ICUs, 1 in 50 people infected, a hurricane bearing down, and a foot of rain anticipated.

You won 2020 Bingo and this is your prize?
Here’s hoping you and yours can stay safe somewhere above the waterline. Wifi and/or cell service would be a bonus.
{{{Sending good thoughts!!}}}

Glad our great-niece isn’t living in Port A anymore, she got out after Harvey; worrying about the cousins in Galveston.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Jul 25, 2020 • 7:59:26am

re: #406 austin_blue

There’s already so much misery in the Rio Grande Valley due to COVID. This is going to be awful.

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Thanos  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:07:26am

re: #407 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

NBC News will stream live on YouTube Representative John Lewis’s final crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge tomorrow at 10AM CT. It will stream on the channel below.

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Video

They need to rename that damned bridge to the “John Robert Lewis Bridge”

en.wikipedia.org

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mmmirele  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:11:56am

re: #410 Thanos

They need to rename that damned bridge to the “John Robert Lewis Bridge”

en.wikipedia.org

Even my conservative brother thought that would be an appropriate homage to Rep. Lewis.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:14:29am

re: #353 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That GQ story on Sinclair certainly raises questions about whether the Smith brothers had any foreign sources of money and direction helping them build their propaganda network.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:14:53am

re: #336 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Chilling on a Saturday morning
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:21:22am

re: #409 Flying Squirrel Girl

There’s already so much misery in the Rio Grande Valley due to COVID. This is going to be awful.

And the most active part of hurricane season is just about to start. Other states with surging Coronavirus cases that could also be hit: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi North and South Carolina and, oh yeah - FLORIDA.

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:21:32am

re: #322 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Gambing has taken a hit in the pandemic. Lottery sales are down. Las Vegas has seen it’s tourist industry greatly reduced. Sports betting has not happened because there are no sports.

What’s a gambler to do?

Go to an indoor restaurant without a mask.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:24:19am
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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:26:11am

“We will air unbalanced conspiracy theories without comment, because we derive short-term profit from chaos.”

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:29:27am
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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:32:21am

when desantis and and county started ‘reopening’, the local county parks opened too.

there’s a park about 1/2 mile from us. there were signs - help us keep the park open, social distance, masks, etc. they seemed to be taking it seriously. I never went in.

Now the park is closed until further notice starting today.

Tomorrow it becomes a testing site (Sunday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Don’t know whether they’ve converted any other parks recently.

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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:42:21am

“Trump could not be more on the wrong side: New poll shows Trump’s black lives matter protest response could cost him 2020, by Peter Hamby, Vanity Fair

Exclusive polling suggests the protests changed Americans’ minds so quickly, and so profoundly, that Trump planted himself even further on the wrong side of public opinion than previously understood.

Yet Trump seems to be doing the work on his own in recent days, by dispatching federal troops to cities like Portland, Chicago, and even Albuquerque to tangle with protesters who, for the most part, have been behaving peacefully for more than a month. As with Lafayette Square, Trump is perversely creating mayhem in the name of law and order, clinging to the apple-pie idea that the “silent majority” of 1968 is still hiding out somewhere. The country will “go to hell” if Biden wins, Trump said this week, as if people don’t understand that he’s the one presiding over the chaos. But if Avalanche’s research is correct, the silent majority of 2020 is firmly on the side of Biden when it comes to issues of race and justice, and its members walked out of Trump’s community theater Richard Nixon impression many weeks ago.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:44:13am

re: #387 Flying Squirrel Girl

Greetings from Corpus Christi! We’ve got it all — morgue trucks, overflowing ICUs, 1 in 50 people infected, a hurricane bearing down, and a foot of rain anticipated.

You’re bingo card isn’t full yet.

You don’t have murder hornets.

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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:44:44am

re: #420 retired cynic

He’s taking a line of messaging that works for 34% of his base in our survey. It’s not even that big of a part of his base.

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:54:51am

re: #367 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Therefore his assertion that no Democrat can win unless they earn Republican or Independent voters is false, since I won twice.

actually sort of proves his point. Didn’t you say there were only 8 Clinton voters in your jurisdiction? You definitely got more than 8 votes for the elections you won, so you obviously must have pulled Republicans and/or independent voters too.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:57:57am

Seeing Red Nebraska is on the phone with me right now, interviewing me to be a writer and potentially a podcaster.

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jeffreyw  Jul 25, 2020 • 8:59:44am

re: #424 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Seeing Red Nebraska is on the phone with me right now, interviewing me to be a writer and potentially a podcaster.

Hold out for video. Make Trilbys Great Again

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William Lewis  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:00:17am

Good morning,

Sitting around cooking breakfast and puttering with emulation. I have a copy of FreeBSD 12.1 running on Oracle VirtualBox so that in it I can TME (the machine emulator) a emulator for Sun worstations (Sun 2, 3, 4c & 4u) with an emulated 3 running ATT Research Unix V9 and an emulated Sparcstation 2 running SunOS 4.1.4. Good humor and one of my ideas of fun on a way too hot and humid a day.

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:06:58am

usa today

Tom Nichols: “America has now passed the milestone of 4 million COVID cases, and we’re still arguing with doctors and epidemiologists about masks and school closures. I expected some of this, because I literally wrote the book over three years ago on why so many Americans think they’re smarter than experts. What I did not expect is that this resolute and childish opposition to expertise would be hijacked by the president of the United States and an entire American political party, and then turned into a suicide cult.”

quibble: they’re not ‘arguing with doctors’
they’re dismissing and/or ignoring them

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:10:05am

re: #424 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Seeing Red Nebraska is on the phone with me right now, interviewing me to be a writer and potentially a podcaster.

wear the cape

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:10:52am

re: #426 William Lewis

Good morning,

Sitting around cooking breakfast and puttering with emulation. I have a copy of FreeBSD 12.1 running on Oracle VirtualBox so that in it I can TME (the machine emulator) a emulator for Sun worstations (Sun 2, 3, 4c & 4u) with an emulated 3 running ATT Research Unix V9 and an emulated Sparcstation 2 running SunOS 4.1.4. Good humor and one of my ideas of fun on a way too hot and humid a day.

you kids and your lingo

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William Lewis  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:17:10am

re: #429 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Heh.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:20:32am

So the Cyborg household has picked up some unexpected guests:

We found three of these little guys and their mama on our carport last night. Amazingly they are still there as of right now.

We certainly don’t want five cats around (we already have one in addition to this new brood) but we want to make sure these little guys (or gals) stay safe. So at the moment we’re trusting them to the care of their mother while keeping a close eye on them.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:29:26am

re: #425 jeffreyw

Hold out for video. Make Trilbys Great Again

I’m hired.

Last night I wrote what was supposed to be a tip on how schools are trying to get around Gov. Ricketts’s threats to withhold funding if government agencies require masks. I dealt with all the school districts in the southern Panhandle.

That was what prompted the call this morning. With slight editing it will become a post on the site, and the rest of the call ranged about a number of state and local issues, &c.

So I will be on the (unpaid) staff.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:30:35am

Stone Cold Left, bitches.

/

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:35:51am

This fucking year…

Peter Green has died.

flip.it

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:36:33am

re: #433 Eclectic Cyborg

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Stone Cold Left, bitches.

/

‘big win’

he’s so transparent

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:41:12am

In addition, we discussed my state senator Steve Erdman and his claim on the floor of the Unicameral a couple days ago that anthropogenic climate change “is a hoax.” She’d seen that, and she was really pissed.

Several of the staffers there encouraged me to run for his seat in the next election (too late this time round). I might do that.

The map link below is the Unicameral Legislative District I live in. All of this is within an hour and a half drive of my house, so personal campaigning would be possible. If nothing else, it would make Sen. Erdman come home and actually campaign.

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:42:03am

re: #434 A Cranky One

This fucking year…

Peter Green has died.

flip.it

On a related note:
Fleetwood Mac Preps Massive Box Set Documenting Earliest Years

rollingstone.com

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:43:23am
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:43:45am

re: #434 A Cranky One

This fucking year…

Peter Green has died.

flip.it

Memories of the original lineup…and how Jeremy Spencer flipped out and joined the Children of God…

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:46:02am

Betty Chimes In!

Voting Tips for Republicans

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makeitstop  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:50:47am

re: #434 A Cranky One

This fucking year…

Peter Green has died.

flip.it

What an influence he was, to me and just about every guitarist I know.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:53:06am
443
goddamnedfrank  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:53:30am

Apparently I’m in a fuckin’ mood this morning.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:53:49am

re: #443 goddamnedfrank

Apparently I’m in a fuckin’ mood this morning.

Big mood. Love to see it.

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BigPapa  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:56:47am

re: #444 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Big mood. Love to see it.

It’s a God Damned Mood. Me too. Just about 100 days.

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KGxvi  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:56:51am

re: #433 Eclectic Cyborg

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Stone Cold Left, bitches.

/

Image: tenor.gif

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:56:53am

Random thought: if heaven and hell actually exist, who has the better band?

And why am I thinking about such silly things?

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:57:48am

re: #445 BigPapa

It’s a God Damned Mood. Me too. Just about 100 days.

Amateurs.

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KGxvi  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:58:12am

re: #447 A Cranky One

Random thought: if heaven and hell actually exist, who has the better band?

And why am I thinking about such silly things?

Depends on the rules for entry to each. And how tyrannical the rulers of each would be

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 25, 2020 • 9:59:37am

re: #449 KGxvi

Depends on the rules for entry to each. And how tyrannical the rulers of each would be

It’s not even close. Hell. Heaven is boring.

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:01:58am

re: #450 I Would Prefer Not To

It’s not even close. Hell. Heaven is boring.

Hell has been leaving musicians on earth. Heaven has been gathering musicians.

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wrenchwench  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:02:36am
Venezuela on steroids!

Not their most popular export product.

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KGxvi  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:02:37am

re: #450 I Would Prefer Not To

It’s not even close. Hell. Heaven is boring.

Well, if you believe that heaven has an open door and that hell is truly for the worst of people, then most great musicians would be in heaven. If you believe heaven is an exclusive club, then it’s probably hell.

But then there’s the question of what the devil would do? Like would the devil make musicians play out of tune instruments? Or instruments they can’t play?

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BigPapa  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:02:43am

re: #448 A Cranky One

Amateurs.

No need to be a show off now.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:03:15am

Looks like @jack was just bullshitting about kicking Q shit off of Twitter.

President Manger Merde retweeted a Qasshole running against Ocasio-Cortez who claims that Trump was never involved with Epstein…but Obama was…

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:05:08am

re: #438 goddamnedfrank

Tell us how you really feel.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:05:28am

re: #453 KGxvi

Well, if you believe that heaven has an open door and that hell is truly for the worst of people, then most great musicians would be in heaven. If you believe heaven is an exclusive club, then it’s probably hell.

But then there’s the question of what the devil would do? Like would the devil make musicians play out of tune instruments? Or instruments they can’t play?

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:06:04am

re: #450 I Would Prefer Not To

Well, we’ve been told that rock and roll is a tool of the devil, so there’s that.

Going back, there’s Paganini, the devil’s violinist. Hmmmm.

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:08:27am

re: #432 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m hired.

Last night I wrote what was supposed to be a tip on how schools are trying to get around Gov. Ricketts’s threats to withhold funding if government agencies require masks. I dealt with all the school districts in the southern Panhandle.

That was what prompted the call this morning. With slight editing it will become a post on the site, and the rest of the call ranged about a number of state and local issues, &c.

So I will be on the (unpaid) staff.

Congrats! Keep us updated if you get any death threats from freedom-loving conservatives.
/

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:08:30am

re: #443 goddamnedfrank

Apparently I’m in a fuckin’ mood this morning.

Stay angry

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:09:19am

re: #455 🌹UOJB!

Looks like @jack was just bullshitting about kicking Q shit off of Twitter.

President Manger Merde retweeted a Qasshole running against Ocasio-Cortez who claims that Trump was never involved with Epstein…but Obama was…

talkingpointsmemo.com

It’s going to be a fight to get them all off. They have eliminated some, but eliminated them all would be like eliminating the flu.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:09:21am

re: #458 A Cranky One

I remember Grandma Bacon telling me how Billy Sunday (The King of the Pulpit Pimps in the 20s and 30s) attacked Gawdless “Swing” and “Jazz” music. Yep, ol’ BS said that was The Day-Vell’s Sinful Seduction That Leads You To Hell…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:09:33am

re: #447 A Cranky One

Random thought: if heaven and hell actually exist, who has the better band?

And why am I thinking about such silly things?

Well, Hell would get bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath. Heaven would get bands like Petra.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:10:37am

re: #463 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, Hell would get bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath. Heaven would get bands like Petra.

And Pat Boone goes to hell along with The Osmonds…

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:11:28am

re: #453 KGxvi

Well, if you believe that heaven has an open door and that hell is truly for the worst of people, then most great musicians would be in heaven. If you believe heaven is an exclusive club, then it’s probably hell.

But then there’s the question of what the devil would do? Like would the devil make musicians play out of tune instruments? Or instruments they can’t play?

Robert Johnson is musical director. He chose the roster, he chose the instruments, he decides the playlist.

(that’s for the American division. Mozart runs the European division. They have a battle of the bands every Tuesday.)

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:11:40am

re: #464 🌹UOJB!

And Pat Boone goes to hell along with The Osmonds…

Jerry Lee will find his way home.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:11:42am

re: #62 jaunte

“…US District Judge Michael Mosman found that state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum lacked standing to bring a lawsuit on behalf of Oregon residents because her office hadn’t articulated any specific state interest beyond the constitutional rights of individuals.”

So the constitutional rights of individuals can just go pound sand then I guess. Law and order isn’t what it used to be.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:12:32am

re: #63 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m sorry, WHAT? The constitutional rights of one’s citizens isn’t a good enough reason to bring a lawsuit against the government?

Unless you try to regulate their guns of course.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:13:11am

re: #467 Eventual Carrion

So the constitutional rights of individuals can just go pound sand then I guess. Law and order isn’t what it used to be.

Your Typical Federalist Society Fascist put on the bench by McConnell who believes Republicans are above the law.

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:13:27am

re: #464 🌹UOJB!

And Pat Boone goes to hell along with The Osmonds…

That would make it hell for sure.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:13:44am

re: #469 🌹UOJB!

Your Typical Federalist Society Fascist put on the bench by McConnell who believes Republicans are above the law.

Right now, he’s not wrong.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:16:35am

re: #464 🌹UOJB!

And Pat Boone goes to hell along with The Osmonds…

Aaaaaaa! No way I’m sharing Perdition with them!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:18:04am

re: #470 A Cranky One

That would make it hell for sure.

Pat Boone in leather singing metal songs for eternity.

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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:19:29am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:20:13am
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BeachDem  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:21:25am

Well, according to the Righteous Brothers (and hey, they’re righteous)

If you believe in forever,
Then life is just a one-night stand.
If there’s a rock and roll heaven,
Well you know they’ve got a hell of a band, band, band.

Righteous Brothers - Rock and Roll Heaven (1974)

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:23:46am

re: #437 A Cranky One

On a related note:
Fleetwood Mac Preps Massive Box Set Documenting Earliest Years

rollingstone.com

There’s also a budget 5-disc set that has the best of the studio albums in that big set, but has zip for liner notes. Neither of these sets covers the Green years except for the album Then Play On.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:24:24am

re: #476 BeachDem

Well, according to the Righteous Brothers (and hey, they’re righteous)

If you believe in forever,
Then life is just a one-night stand.
If there’s a rock and roll heaven,
Well you know they’ve got a hell of a band, band, band.

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Our nuns were pretty cool with music—played Rock Around the Clock for a Friday night movie. They were damned suspicious about little Suzy “falling asleep” in the balcony, though.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:27:30am
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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:28:00am

Stone Mountain, SPLC article

With a creative solution: stop maintaining it, and let nature obscure the carving with trees, vines, and other vegetative growth.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:34:14am

re: #474 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

This why you don’t often see Republicans on MSNBC. They actually have to answer questions.

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:35:43am

re: #473 Barefoot Grin

Pat Boone in leather singing metal songs for eternity.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:39:09am
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dangerman  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:39:12am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:40:24am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:42:21am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:46:55am
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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:50:58am

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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:55:19am

A li’l pick-me-up. Read to the end.

Facebook Post

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:55:54am
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sagehen  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:58:24am

re: #485 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

[Embedded content]

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
—William Faulkner

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
—L.P. Hartley

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:58:52am

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 10:58:55am
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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:00:25am

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:02:43am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:06:54am

re: #489 teleskiguy

A li’l pick-me-up. Read to the end.

[Embedded content]

That’s great! (And as I’m sure I’ve related before, I’ve played volleyball with Adrian Belew.)

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:09:01am

re: #168 Thanos

Also if you get bored this weekend, AP’s what didn’t happen fake news recap is always worth a read:

apnews.com

Good page. Here’s an example:

bigcountryhomepage.com

CLAIM: A video from a 1985 hearing exposes Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for using the N-word, stating: “We already have a n—- mayor, we don’t need any more n—- big shots!”

THE FACTS: Social media users are twisting Biden’s words from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in 1985 for the nomination of William Bradford Reynolds as U.S. deputy attorney general. Biden was reading a racist statement made by a state legislator during a redistricting process in Louisiana that was overseen by the nominee, who was being questioned under oath.

Biden was using those comments to build a case against Reynolds’ nomination, pointing out that as the assistant attorney general for civil rights he ignored racist comments by lawmakers and signed off on a plan that gerrymandered Louisiana’s congressional districts to deprive Black residents of representation. Biden specifically questioned Reynolds about a Louisiana congressional map redistricting proposal called the Nunez plan. C-Span video footage of Reynolds’ 1985 nomination hearing shows that Biden repeatedly asked Reynolds if he heard or saw any evidence that Louisiana’s politicians intentionally drew the map in a way that discriminated against Black residents in New Orleans.

Reynolds said he did not find any evidence that this was the case. Biden pointed out that Reynolds did, however, receive a memo from his staff that highlighted racist comments made by legislators who opposed the majority Black district. Using the N-word in the quote, Biden said: “They brought to your attention the allegation that important legislators in defeating the Nunez plan, in the basement, said, ‘We already have a n—- mayor, we don’t need any more n—- big shots.’”

Biden argued that those comments, as well as other problems with the Louisiana governor’s plan, should have been a red flag for Reynolds, who should have never signed off on the plan. The Senate Judiciary Committee ultimately rejected Reynolds’ nomination in a 10-8 vote.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:16:20am
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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:18:14am

I had a joke about a Ben Garrison cartoon, but I’m trying to resist labeling.

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Jay C  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:22:51am

I had a ventriloquist’s-dummy joke, but the delivery came across as pretty wooden.

501
A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:23:43am

I had a math divide by 2 joke, but I just can’t even.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:27:12am

Fear is all they have left to work with.

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Jay C  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:33:42am

re: #502 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Fear is all they have left to work with.

Naaah, the GOP has more shots in its locker than that:

They also have have prejudice, greed, and self-righteousness!

The sort of broadband approach every national Party should have…..!! //

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:35:59am
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nines09  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:44:01am

re: #434 A Cranky One
Peter Green was a force in the day.

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac - “Oh Well”, Live@ Music Mash 1969

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:47:17am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:47:19am

Fuck….. Out of weed and Austin of all places is dry as a bone.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:48:44am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:49:10am

re: #443 goddamnedfrank

Apparently I’m in a fuckin’ mood this morning.

As are we all.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:52:20am

An early report from MSNBC suggested that the shooting was a single shot that was “accidental” but they had no further details.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:52:55am

re: #508 Dread Pirate

Well, shit.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:54:51am

re: #504 jaunte

513
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:55:20am

I had an automotive joke, but I couldn’t get it started.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:56:15am
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William Lewis  Jul 25, 2020 • 11:57:02am

re: #447 A Cranky One

Random thought: if heaven and hell actually exist, who has the better band?

And why am I thinking about such silly things?

Being rather universalist, I tend to the wide open heaven side. Imagine, if you will a quartet of Duke Ellington, Mozart, Charlie Parker and Keith Moon…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:00:15pm
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makeitstop  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:01:58pm

re: #505 nines09

Peter Green was a force in the day.

[Embedded content]

Video

Still is. You gotta be to take Eric Clapton’s seat, like he did with Mayall.

Didja get that Zemaitis? How do you like it?? Spill! :)

Also - at about 1:45 in the ‘Oh, Well’ video, take a look at Spencer’s Strat and note where the pickup switch is. Legend has it that it came out of Fender’s factory that way.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:02:52pm

re: #467 Eventual Carrion

So the constitutional rights of individuals can just go pound sand then I guess. Law and order isn’t what it used to be.

According to a lawyer who heard the decision, the judge practically laid out the course of action for a successful case by someone who did have standing (like, say, an individual affected).

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:03:25pm

re: #469 🌹UOJB!

Your Typical Federalist Society Fascist put on the bench by McConnell who believes Republicans are above the law.

Wrong on all three counts.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:08:33pm

re: #296 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

because he does not understand why that should be seen by anyone as unacceptable.

Then he won’t take offense when I call him a donkey fucker.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:15:05pm

re: #520 Eventual Carrion

Then he won’t take offense when I call him a donkey fucker.

Of course he would be. Conservatives bellyache about “civility.” They are always the victim.

That goes back to our Unicameral having to be shut down yesterday early because a Republican senator was throwing a tantrum on the floor because his own constituents sent him E-mails or telephone calls calling him “sunshine.” This is the same guy who flipped off a Democratic senator a couple days before in the Unicameral and also claimed victimhood because she called him out on a falsehood.

522
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:18:40pm

‘Multiple victims’ reported shot as armed militias face off at Louisville police brutality protest

Yep, the Stone Mountain folks:

According to a report at the Daily Beast, the protest against police brutality resulted in a stand-off between “the Not F**king Around Coalition—an all-Black armed militia founded by Atlanta-based rapper and DJ John ‘Jay’ Johnson,” and members of the conservative Three Percenter militia group.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:19:10pm

This is so frustrating to me. This guy is responsible for the death of minimally tens of thousands of people - if not millions.

So an apology gets him a pass and appreciation for finally coming clean?

Fuck. You. Fuck right off. Take your engorged bank account and all the blood on your fucking millions and fucking die.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:19:22pm

re: #305 Decatur Deb

He’s facing a report card in November, and Daddy can’t buy him an “A” this time.

But step-daddy Putin can try to hack the grading server.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:27:58pm

RIP

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A Cranky One  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:33:40pm

I had a kitchen blender joke, but keep mixing up the punchline.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:33:42pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:41:52pm

I’m just not feeling sad:

It was a chance for the 41-year-old Republican to snag a top billing during Trump’s final coronation and test the waters for a potential run at the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. In an interview last month, Republican Party Chairman Joe Gruters said he expected the convention would “put Gov. DeSantis in the spotlight and add fuel to his efforts to make a national name for himself.”

But Trump’s sudden announcement Thursday not only dashed those plans, but raised doubts about DeSantis’ own response to the coronavirus. On the same day DeSantis contended Florida’s outbreak was showing signs of slowing down, Trump argued it was too dangerous to hold a convention there…

tampabay.com

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nines09  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:42:41pm

re: #517 makeitstop

Nice spot on the 3 way. Wonder who was screwing around on the line that day?
Or maybe it was a request and he just picked it up after the guy sold it.
Lot’s of strange things on and in factory built back then.

On the Zemaitis.
It’s lighter than I thought it would be. +
But not as resonate as I hoped. —
Craftsmanship is great. No edges on frets. No space on inlays on neck. Neck pocket is perfection. Came “set up” but we know better.
No name humbuckers. Suspect tuners.
The usual.
After you hold great guitars all these years I have to find that sweet spot it’s capable of.
Jury is out, 72 hour return time running down.
Not sure, but very well built. I’d love to get it to my tech in Reading Pa, but can’t right now.
I’ll need 3-4 weeks to see if I’m happy.
Oh and they have 9’s on it I prefer 10’s.
I’ll shoot some pix in a minute or two. Front is gorgeous.

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makeitstop  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:46:24pm

re: #529 nines09

Nice spot on the 3 way. Wonder who was screwing around on the line that day?
Or maybe it was a request and he just picked it up after the guy sold it.
Lot’s of strange things on and in factory built back then.

On the Zemaitis.
It’s lighter than I thought it would be. +
But not as resonate as I hoped. —
Craftsmanship is great. No edges on frets. No space on inlays on neck. Neck pocket is perfection. Came “set up” but we know better.
No name humbuckers. Suspect tuners.
The usual.
After you hold great guitars all these years I have to find that sweet spot it’s capable of.
Jury is out, 72 hour return time running down.
Not sure, but very well built. I’d love to get it to my tech in Reading Pa, but can’t right now.
I’ll need 3-4 weeks to see if I’m happy.
Oh and they have 9’s on it I prefer 10’s.
I’ll shoot some pix in a minute or two. Front is gorgeous.

Can’t wait to see it. Congrats on a shiny new guitar!

The story on that Strat is that Jerry Garcia took Spencer and Greenie to a warehouse full of old guitars in San Francisco and Spencer picked that one - it was a ‘58.

I read an interview where he said he had it for a few years but never really fell in love with it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:48:13pm

re: #528 Belafon

I’m just not feeling sad:

tampabay.com

DeSantis’s bid to make a name for himself already came with the dramatically rising cases of Covid-19 and the horrible response. He is world-famous now for bringing death and destruction on his state. I doubt a moment in the spotlight with Trump would have washed the stink of death from him.

This chowderhead needs to be crushed in his next election to end any aspirations he has for higher office. We don’t need any more genocidaires in the government.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:49:27pm

re: #531 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

DeSantis’s bid to make a name for himself already came with the dramatically rising cases of Covid-19 and the horrible response. He is world-famous now for bringing death and destruction on his state. I doubt a moment in the spotlight with Trump would have washed the stink of death from him.

This chowderhead needs to be crushed in his next election to end any aspirations he has for higher office. We don’t need any more genocidaires in the government.

I don’t see him ever recovering from this. Not ever.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:51:24pm

re: #523 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This is so frustrating to me. This guy is responsible for the death of minimally tens of thousands of people - if not millions.

So an apology gets him a pass and appreciation for finally coming clean?

Fuck. You. Fuck right off. Take your engorged bank account and all the blood on your fucking millions and fucking die.

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That prick along with others like KKKristolmeth, Tory Twit Sullivan, Adulterer Newt, McCaughey-Ross and their fellow conservatives made my parents lose their home thanks to medical debt.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:51:33pm
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Kilroy was here  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:53:41pm

I am really enjoying the talent put into all the videos like this

Don Winslow Films - #AmericasGreatestMistake

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:53:49pm

It begins. 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂

WASHINGTON — For Senate Republicans, it’s now all about self-preservation.

As their grip on the Senate majority teeters while President Donald Trump’s political standing plummets, their fate could well be determined by their ability to produce a sweeping pandemic recovery package before the election. But their frantic attempts to do so have so far produced little more than deep division in their ranks and with Trump — not the place they wanted to be 100 days out from a decisive race.

Their uncertain fortunes appear to have stiffened Republicans’ resolve to do something they rarely try: distance themselves, however gingerly, from Trump. They have jettisoned the president’s call for a payroll tax cut, drawing a resentful response from him on Twitter.

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nines09  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:57:29pm

re: #530 makeitstop

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:58:28pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2020 • 12:58:52pm

Hurricane Hanna making landfall north of Brownsville:

radar.weather.gov

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:01:20pm

re: #513 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I had an automotive joke, but I couldn’t get it started.

I had a joke about Trump’s character, but it was weak.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:02:51pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:04:13pm

re: #541 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Thoughts and prayers.

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:06:31pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:08:10pm

re: #542 stpaulbear

Thoughts and prayers.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:08:35pm

re: #457 Decatur Deb

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:08:47pm
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makeitstop  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:10:39pm

re: #537 nines09

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:14:17pm

re: #546 Dread Pirate

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:16:01pm

re: #312 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so they are pretending to be pro-protesters to incite violence and give the goons an excuse to crack down?

anybody smell smoke coming from the direction of the Reichstag?

Didn’t someone post here days ago that there is a real split in the Boogaloo movement, with many of the younger members more aligned with other younger members of the society — pro-gay and pro-BLM?

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LadyBehir  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:17:12pm

re: #480 retired cynic

Stone Mountain, SPLC article

With a creative solution: stop maintaining it, and let nature obscure the carving with trees, vines, and other vegetative growth.

I somewhat like that solution, or, they could just change the show they put on to reflect the actual true history. Yeah, they were brave. So what? Brave isn’t all that notable. What they fought for needs to be addressed and that is a perfect site to use for that.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:18:10pm

re: #495 Dread Pirate

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I’d say two shits in a pot, but same diff.

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KGxvi  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:18:35pm

re: #536 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I thought they were giving him until Labor Day?

I don’t know which shit show I’d rather see more:

1. Trump just randomly announcing that he’s decided not to seek re-election because we as a nation don’t deserve his amazing leadership and the ensuing clusterfuck floor fight at the GOP convention
2. The GOP establishment finally getting so worried about Trump sinking their chances to hold power that they put another name into nomination to cause a floor fight
3. Trump resigning, Pence pardoning him and his family, and then the clusterfuck floor fight that happens when Trump shows up at the convention and decided he wants to be president again afterall

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:18:38pm

re: #533 🌹UOJB!

That prick along with others like KKKristolmeth, Tory Twit Sullivan, Adulterer Newt, McCaughey-Ross and their fellow conservatives made my parents lose their home thanks to medical debt.

Same here with a woman on our library board; her husband died of cancer and she lost her ranch to medical debts. She now lives in a tiny house in town when she and her husband before were easily classifiable as millionaires.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:20:28pm

re: #501 A Cranky One

I had a math divide by 2 joke, but I just can’t even.

Don’t believe atoms, they make up everything.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:21:49pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:23:59pm

re: #549 Hecuba’s daughter

Didn’t someone post here days ago that there is a real split in the Boogaloo movement, with many of the younger members more aligned with other younger members of the society — pro-gay and pro-BLM?

What is the point of being a boogaloo boy if you’re going to support BLM? I thought that the purpose of the bb’s was to start a race war.

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nines09  Jul 25, 2020 • 1:33:05pm

re: #547 makeitstop

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:20:59pm

re: #489 teleskiguy

I actually got to visit Maple Leaf Gardens in the mid 1980’s while I was there for a training course taught by CA for one of their security products - but it wasn’t for a hockey game, but a wrestling event. Turned out my hotel that I was staying in was next door to the arena, and I shared a limo with Luscious Johnny Valiant, who asked the limo driver where he could get a drink, given that it was beyond closing time.

Before the limo came to pick me up, I saw Paul Orndorff pick up a rental car at YYZ.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2020 • 2:25:32pm

re: #540 BlueSpotinAL

I had a joke about gun runners, but the punchline was up to its caliber.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2020 • 4:36:37pm

re: #480 retired cynic

Stone Mountain, SPLC article

With a creative solution: stop maintaining it, and let nature obscure the carving with trees, vines, and other vegetative growth.

Unleash the kudzu upon it!


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