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Teddy's Person  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:30:00am

GOTV Run up the score!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:30:19am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:32:07am

Melanie wants to redo the rose garden, but at the same time her husband keeps building walls around the White House. Have they thought this through? Stupid question, they never think anything through.

FT

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:34:18am

Something to consider about the MLB currently shitting their drawers: What does this say for fall sports? I have no doubt whatsoever that the NFL is watching carefully to see where this goes.

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Kilroy was here  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:34:33am

timeanddate.com
The end of this national nightmare is growing ever closer… I hope..
Register, vote early (some places allow voting up to 45 days early, which is September 18th.)

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:35:19am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:38:09am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:40:42am

Today is Korea War Veterans Armistice Day. For flag geeks like me, it is a full-staff day.

whitehouse.gov

I’m not going to fault Donald Trump for not writing the proclamation; I suspect no president writes these statutory proclamations. I do suspect he just signs them and doesn’t read them.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:45:03am

The Repubs were like my dad when he found out that the meds the pet hospital gave us for our cat were not like a course of antibiotics that you used up and then were considered “cured,” but something that we’d have to give him for the rest of his nine lives.

They passed the CARES Act in the belief that this would all be “over” by August, that the (temporary) dip in new infections signaled that the outbreak was like the seasonal flu, and so passed a bill with the expectation that they’d get all sorts of accolades in the fall for having seen the country through the “emergency.” And then drug their feet the following two months because the WH cooked the books to fool people into believing that the economy was “recovering.”

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:47:12am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:48:04am
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:48:43am

re: #10 Belafon

Someone at the Washington Post write a good headline: GOP, White House aim to temporarily reduce weekly unemployment benefit from $600 to $200

Unfortunately the headline is incomplete, as the “temporarily reduce” part doesn’t tell folks that the $200 is only until the states reduce that further so that you’re only getting 70% of your previous paycheck.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:53:18am

re: #11 goddamnedfrank

And very few people actually gave a fuck until the overall albedo changed.

Let’s win the battle. Then we can squabble over the campaign ribbons.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:58:47am

re: #2 Patricia Kayden

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 9:59:20am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:00:43am

re: #13 Decatur Deb

Let’s win the battle. Then we can squabble over the campaign ribbons.

It’s an integral part the problem and if we “win” the battle without fixing it we’re going to be right back here again soon.

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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:05:40am

That ‘lineup’ of speakers for what’s left of the GOP convention is fake, BTW.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:07:54am

re: #4 Targetpractice

Something to consider about the MLB currently shitting their drawers: What does this say for fall sports? I have no doubt whatsoever that the NFL is watching carefully to see where this goes.

The problem for professional sports leagues is that teams have to travel to Covid-19 hotspot states to play games…and that list keeps getting longer. In the case of the NBA playoffs, they are playing ALL their remaining games in a hotspot area (Orlando). The NFL will face the same challenges when play resumes, as will college football.

The only league that MIGHT be spared, at least for now, is the NHL since they are holding their playoffs in Canada.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:08:43am

re: #17 makeitstop

That ‘lineup’ of speakers for what’s left of the GOP convention is fake, BTW.

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Says a lot about how far we’ve fallen when you could look at that and plausibly think it was legit.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:09:02am

re: #11 goddamnedfrank

Can we praise all the moms — Black and White — for being courageous? And yes, I understand that Black women have been in the forefront of civil rights struggles for decades. It’s not an either/or situation.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:09:16am

Jailer: “Spartacus, a cannibal has broken into your ex-wife’s home and killed her.”

Spartacus: “Glad he ate her.”

(I have a feeling I’ve posted this stupid joke before, but I just walked the dog in 95F heat and am a bit light-headed.”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:10:57am

re: #16 goddamnedfrank

It’s an integral part the problem and if we “win” the battle without fixing it we’re going to be right back here again soon.

I thought the reason for the new attention was jack-booted thugs of uncertain provenance attacking protesters. (The protesters on the other side of the moms-and-vets lines are still chanting, “Black lives matter.”)

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:12:02am

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

Can we praise all the moms — Black and White — for being courageous? And yes, I understand that Black women have been in the forefront of civil rights struggles for decades. It’s not an either/or situation.

As long as the focus remains on the killing of blacks by police. And while that’s easy for us to stay focused on, plenty of media people would like to switch it to “(White) Moms standing strong in the face of tyranny.”

But we have reached the stage of “They came for my protesting children” which would be the line after

They came for blacks, and I did not stand up
Then they came for Latinos, and I did not stand up

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:13:10am

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

Can we praise all the moms — Black and White — for being courageous? And yes, I understand that Black women have been in the forefront of civil rights struggles for decades. It’s not an either/or situation.

We aren’t praising all the moms though.

I’m a huge fan of the Wall of Moms in Portland. I’m glad for the progress, but the phenomenon itself and the disproportionate response to it also demonstrates how deep the deficit in our collective cognition runs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:14:28am

Stepmom update: She came home yesterday. It was apparently a mild, non-Covid related pneumonia. She’ll have to be on oxygen for awhile and a couple of other meds but she is otherwise comfortable and happy to be home. Thanks for all the good juju.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:14:51am

re: #23 Belafon

As long as the focus remains on the killing of blacks by police. And while that’s easy for us to stay focused on, plenty of media people would like to switch it to “(White) Moms standing strong in the face of tyranny.”

But we have reached the stage of “They came for my protesting children” which would be the line after

They came for blacks, and I did not stand up
Then they came for Latinos, and I did not stand up

This.

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wrenchwench  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:17:29am

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

Can we praise all the moms — Black and White — for being courageous? And yes, I understand that Black women have been in the forefront of civil rights struggles for decades. It’s not an either/or situation.

Mr. w said the anti-war movement of the 60s took off when joined by Another Mother for Peace from England.

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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:19:13am

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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:19:22am

Guy: Doctor, I’ve been having horible nightmares.
Doc: So what’s the problem?
Guy: Well, first I dream I’m the muffler on my car and then I dream I’m the wheel.
Doc: Why is that a nightmare?
Guy: Because I wake up exhausted and tired!

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gwangung  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:19:54am

re: #24 goddamnedfrank

We aren’t praising all the moms though.

I’m a huge fan of the Wall of Moms in Portland. I’m glad for the progress, but the phenomenon itself and the disproportionate response to it also demonstrates how deep the deficit in our collective cognition runs.

Exactly. The press/media and wider society will paint this as wall of white moms, when the truth of the matter is that white moms joined the black moms who have ALWAYS been there.

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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:20:34am

re: #3 I Would Prefer Not To

Melanie wants to redo the rose garden, but at the same time her husband keeps building walls around the White House. Have they thought this through? Stupid question, they never think anything through.

FT

She wants someone else to redo the rose garden
Think she’s gonna get out there with a shovel and rake?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:20:55am

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

The problem for professional sports leagues is that teams have to travel to Covid-19 hotspot states to play games…and that list keeps getting longer. In the case of the NBA playoffs, they are playing ALL their remaining games in a hotspot area (Orlando). The NFL will face the same challenges when play resumes, as will college football.

The only league that MIGHT be spared, at least for now, is the NHL since they are holding their playoffs in Canada.

saw this yesterday:

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:22:26am

re: #29 William Lewis

Guy: Doctor, I’ve been having horible nightmares.
Doc: So what’s the problem?
Guy: Well, first I dream I’m the muffler on my car and then I dream I’m the wheel.
Doc: Why is that a nightmare?
Guy: Because I wake up exhausted and tired!

A bus carrying convicts from the penitentiary collided with a cement truck. Luckily, no one was hurt, but reporters noted that these were hardened criminals.

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jeffreyw  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:23:11am

re: #21 Barefoot Grin

Jailer: “Spartacus, a cannibal has broken into your ex-wife’s home and killed her.”

Spartacus: “Glad he ate her.”

(I have a feeling I’ve posted this stupid joke before, but I just walked the dog in 95F heat and am a bit light-headed.”

Cannibals will not eat clowns.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:23:21am

re: #33 Barefoot Grin

Epoxy on both your houses!

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:24:04am

Did you hear the one about the butcher who backed into a meat grinder?

He got a little behind in his work…

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:28:30am

On point:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:28:52am
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:29:19am

Now let’s check in with the most racist town in America and hear from a lot of Xtians!

Holding a Black Lives Matter Sign in America’s Most Racist Town

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sagehen  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:30:05am

re: #11 goddamnedfrank

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White moms outnumber black moms by something like 4 to 1.

If you want to pull the biggest possible crowd, it’s going to be majority white.

That’s what it means to be a minority.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:30:06am
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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:30:55am

re: #36 🌹UOJB!

Did you hear the one about the butcher who backed into a meat grinder?

He got a little behind in his work…

Myra was always rescuing winter birds from the cold. One day her husband, Frank, charged into the dining room where Myra was toweling off a cold, wet wren. He began a loud and vicious tirade about all of the various birds recuperating here and there in the house.

“Please, Frank,” Myra said reprovingly. “Not in front of the chilled wren.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:31:25am
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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:31:39am

re: #36 🌹UOJB!

Did you hear the one about the butcher who backed into a meat grinder?

He got a little behind in his work…

at a deli, they fired a guy who stuck his dick in the pickle slicer.
fired the pickle slicer too

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Mike Lamb  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:32:09am

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A friend of mine works at Google. Sounds like a big reason that they did this was to allow employees to make long term planning decisions, and create stability as it relates to those decisions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:32:35am
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sagehen  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:34:50am

re: #34 jeffreyw

Cannibals will not eat clowns.

Because they taste a little funny?

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:35:36am

re: #33 Barefoot Grin

A bus carrying convicts from the penitentiary collided with a cement truck. Luckily, no one was hurt, but reporters noted that these were hardened criminals.

Last night some unknown thief stole all the toilets from the municipal station, police have nothing to go on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:35:38am
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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:40:18am

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Holy crap.

This is why I think they should just shut it down altogether. Players are gonna want to play, safety be damned.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:41:55am

re: #27 wrenchwench

Mr. w said the anti-war movement of the 60s took off when joined by Another Mother for Peace from England.

The anti-war movement walked in the furrow cut by Bertrand Russel’s anti-nuke movement a decade or more earlier. The freaking “Peace Symbol” is the semaphores for “N” and “D”—Nuclear Disarmament.

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Nojay UK  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:41:56am

An explorer in the jungle was bitten on the leg by a poisonous centipede. His native guide told him of a mission hospital nearby and they made it to the doors before he collapsed from the poison.

He was whisked off to a hospital bed where the nun in charge cleaned his wound, put medicinal powder on it and dressed it with a bandage as the explorer lapsed into unconsciousness. During the days that followed he woke up now and then from delirium as his wound was cleaned, treated with the powder and dressed again by the nuns every few hours. Finally, tired and drained but mentally more alert he woke again as a young woman wearing the white habit of a novice nun took the bandage off his leg and carefully cleaned the area around the wound. She stopped and sat back at this point which puzzled the explorer.

“Aren’t you going to put the powder on my leg?” he asked.

“Oh no.” she shook her head. “I’m not allowed to do that. Another nun dusts the bite.”

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A Mom Anon  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:42:46am

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sagehen  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:42:53am

re: #9 Targetpractice

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And he mentioned how grim things will be come fall when the weather cools to much for outdoor dining.

Pizza and Chinese will still be okay; most of their business has always been delivery.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:45:33am
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jeffreyw  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:46:52am

re: #47 sagehen

Because they taste a little funny?

Ba Da Bing!

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:49:02am
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:50:31am

re: #55 Backwoods_Sleuth

Which is the correct answer to the question.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:51:05am

re: #57 jaunte

My company spends $0 on food for employees.

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:51:54am

re: #57 jaunte

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:51:55am

re: #59 Belafon

Their answer to anything is some form of tax cut.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:52:54am

Republicans are focused on saving their donors’ businesses and the rest of us will have to take our chances.

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jeffreyw  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:54:23am

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:54:33am

Republicans are so fucking addicted to welfare for the rich if an asteroid was on a collision course with Earth, Republicans would be demanding even deeper tax cuts for the rich…

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sagehen  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:59:28am
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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 10:59:30am
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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:00:42am

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

Fantastic! So happy she’s doing better.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:01:28am

re: #57 jaunte

And by “entertainment”, Larry means “blow”.

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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:02:31am

re: #29 William Lewis

sigh

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:07:14am

re: #66 lawhawk

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Heat can take you down quick.

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wrenchwench  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:10:59am

re: #70 Eventual Carrion

Heat can take you down quick.

Dehydration will sneak up and knock you down. Been there, had 3 liters installed by the professionals.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:12:46am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:14:00am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:14:06am

I hope that Sailor doesn’t lose his job.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:15:03am

And Moscow Mitch needs to STFU and sit down.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:15:13am

re: #70 Eventual Carrion

Heat can take you down quick.

Also, don’t lock your knees.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:15:34am
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:15:42am

Project Lincoln has a new ad out that endorses Biden and talks about how Trump is not conservative (which for purposes is not the same as Republican): dailykos.com. What’s interesting is that if you go down the comments, you get to some like this, dailykos.com, which is from the guy who shot the ad. He’s checking to see the reaction of this ad verses a previous one.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:18:11am
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:18:27am

The DNC also has a new ad out going after Trump: dailykos.com.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:18:44am
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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:20:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:21:02am
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:22:16am

re: #82 plansbandc

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:24:25am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I was thinking exactly that this morning. Trump has gotten predictable, even in his chaos.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:24:34am
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Mike Lamb  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:33:30am

re: #76 goddamnedfrank

Also, don’t lock your knees.

Is that actually a thing? I mean, I have heard that given as advice, but is there science to back it up?

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Kilroy was here  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:34:35am

re: #87 Mike Lamb

Is that actually a thing? I mean, I have heard that given as advice, but is there science to back it up?

Locking the knees can indeed lead to fainting as it hinders the flow of blood to the brain. The lack of circulation often leads to a light-headed feeling and can end in the individual fainting. The best way to avoid this situation, if you have to stand for a prolonged period of time, is to bend your knees
u.osu.edu.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:38:05am

I JUST CAN’T HELP IT!

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Kilroy was here  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:38:45am

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:52:32am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:52:39am

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does Trump ever wear his wedding ring?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:53:31am

If the GOP actually gave a shit about doing something to honor John Lewis they would get their fucking act together and pass a decent ass stimulus package ASAP.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:54:51am

re: #51 Decatur Deb

I did not know that

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:55:28am

re: #93 Eclectic Cyborg

They can’t pass a new stimulus package.
They refuse to mandate masking and social distancing to stop spread of covid19, which has killed nearly 150,000 officially and closer to 180,000 factoring in excess deaths.

They couldn’t be bothered to do the VRA reauthorization or VAWA reauthorization.

The only thing they care about is tax cuts. That’s it. That’s the extent of their worldview beyond packing courts with right wing extremists who will gut and filet the administrative state and enable still more tax cuts down the road because they’ll point to overreach and failing programs as a means to cut funding even further.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:57:48am

re: #93 Eclectic Cyborg

If the GOP actually gave a shit about doing something to honor John Lewis they would get their fucking act together and pass a decent ass stimulus package ASAP.

They’re honoring John Lews by not changing at all. //

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 11:58:24am

re: #94 Jebediah, RBG

I did not know that

The words were written on the subway walls and tenement halls all over the Village.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:00:12pm

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:03:04pm

re: #92 Ace Rothstein

Does Trump ever wear his wedding ring?

Probably clashes with his blue suit. (Does he:

only own one suit?
only have one suit that fits him?
have a closet full of matching, ugly blue suits?)

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:06:59pm

re: #87 Mike Lamb

Is that actually a thing? I mean, I have heard that given as advice, but is there science to back it up?

I don’t know, but when I was a kid I was an altar boy and the Easter mass was on a hot day and the service was going on and on and on and on and I locked my knees, I guess I though that would make it easier to keep standing. After a bit the edges of my field of vision started going yellow and then boom I was on my face. Broke my dang glasses!

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:09:46pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

The problem for professional sports leagues is that teams have to travel to Covid-19 hotspot states to play games…and that list keeps getting longer. In the case of the NBA playoffs, they are playing ALL their remaining games in a hotspot area (Orlando). The NFL will face the same challenges when play resumes, as will college football.

The only league that MIGHT be spared, at least for now, is the NHL since they are holding their playoffs in Canada.

The NBA is at least using a “bubble” plan where everyone is supposed to stay in the complex. I don’t know how that is going to actually work out, but I’m being hopefully optimistic (it’s similar to what MLS is doing and they haven’t had any issues, yet).

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:12:00pm
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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:13:57pm

re: #87 Mike Lamb

Is that actually a thing? I mean, I have heard that given as advice, but is there science to back it up?

Apparently, locking your knees requires your leg muscles to contract which makes it harder for blood to flow back towards your heart. At least that is what a very quick google search tells me. Makes sense, I think.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:17:46pm

re: #29 William Lewis

Guy: Doctor, I’ve been having horrible nightmares.
Doc: So what’s the problem?
Guy: Well, first I dream I’m the big top at the circus and then I dream I’m a teepee!
Doc: You have to learn to relax, you’re two tents!

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:19:22pm

re: #103 KGxvi

Apparently, locking your knees requires your leg muscles to contract which makes it harder for blood to flow back towards your heart. At least that is what a very quick google search tells me. Makes sense, I think.

I remember this Bell Science film about Hemo The Magnificent where I learned about soldiers not locking their knees!

Hemo the Magnificent - Complete

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:19:24pm

Huge Balls. Huge!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:19:55pm

re: #57 jaunte

Larry Kudlow today on GOP stimulus plan: “There will be increased business deductions for meals and entertainment”

Making it so much easier to take those business meetings at Mar-a-Logo

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:20:42pm

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

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And by “entertainment”, Larry means “blow”.

and hookers

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:21:56pm

re: #89 🌹UOJB!

I JUST CAN’T HELP IT!

the rage of asparagus

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calochortus  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:22:32pm

re: #105 🌹UOJB!

I remember this Bell Science film about Hemo The Magnificent where I learned about soldiers not locking their knees!

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Quick! What are the first two words of the second reel of Hemo the Magnificent?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:25:56pm

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and hookers

Hookers and Blow….. (Sung to Bananas and Blow)..

Bananas And Blow - Ween Live

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:27:12pm

re: #111 Dave In Austin

Hookers and Blow….. (Sung to Bananas and Blow)..

Gen X Jimmy Buffet

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:27:26pm
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:33:34pm

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

It would also be useful for the internet to find out who the man in the cap is.

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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:34:25pm

1. What a fucking pig.

2. No one will miss you.

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calochortus  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:37:01pm

re: #110 calochortus

Quick! What are the first two words of the second reel of Hemo the Magnificent?

OK, I guess that was just a popular trivia question for alumni of my middle school.
(“Sea water.”)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:41:50pm

It’s treason, then.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:43:03pm

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

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Sorry, if that were me getting grabbed by that fuckstick. See where the guy getting attacked’s right hand is, and see where the attackers left eye is. If I were getting attacked like that, the attacker would not have a left eye anymore. But I am not a pacifist.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:44:19pm

re: #115 makeitstop

He has no business even saying John Lewis’ name. I’m glad he’s not going. He’d just make it about him and fuck it all up. Plus he looks like a total shitheel for not going. Which makes it a day ending in Y.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:45:16pm

re: #119 A Mom Anon

He has no business even saying John Lewis’ name. I’m glad he’s not going. He’d just make it about him and fuck it all up. Plus he looks like a total shitheel for not going. Which makes it a day ending in Y.

He only does campaign stump speeches, he would not begin to know how to honor someone who stood for the rights of people he looks down on.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:48:20pm

If Trump had shown up at Lewis’ service and insisted on speaking I wouldn’t be surprised if the “N” word slipped out of his mouth.

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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:49:35pm

NY Post makes a second attempt to slime the Lincoln Project. Steve Schmidt gives them the stiff-arm and names names. Thread.

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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 12:53:23pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:00:51pm

re: #123 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

This season will be like a game of musical chairs. The last team not quarantined with Covid-19 wins the pennant. We should have a winner within three weeks.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:01:10pm
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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:01:40pm

re: #106 Dave In Austin

Huge Balls. Huge!!

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Brave man. I salute him.

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CleverToad  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:08:22pm

re: #53 A Mom Anon

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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:11:02pm

note, virtually no one said this when he was elected

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:14:19pm

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Jay C  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:14:28pm

re: #106 Dave In Austin

Huge Balls. Huge!!

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In Arkansas: I just noticed…..

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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:15:22pm

Good article here.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:17:48pm

re: #114 Belafon

It would also be useful for the internet to find out who the man in the cap is.

I’ve seen a tentative ID on him but I’m not going to share it until there is confirmation. Problem is half the inbreds in Tyler look like that and there is no guarantee he is even a local.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:18:39pm

re: #123 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Honest to God, it’s like none of these dipshits have ever been around kids. Come to think of it, most of them leave that to the women folk and servants, so they probably don’t have a clue. I mean it’s obvious to anyone with two firing brain cells they aren’t qualified to make any fucking decision related to this or anything else kid related.

I was a pre-school teacher for a few years and spent most of the 13 yrs my son was in school at the school. Nearly every day. In those days there really weren’t autism advocates and that became my full time, unpaid outside of the house, job. If I had a dollar for every time I caught a cold or flu type illness from being around kids, I could take a lovely vacation somewhere for a long time.

Little kids are germ farms. Their hands go into their mouths and then they touch everything around them. They sneeze and cough and don’t cover their mouths, they let snot run out of their noses. They also love to hug and play near other kids. They also put stuff in their mouths, toys, stuffed animals,crayons, whatever is around.

Older kids are less obvious germ farms, but they still hang close together, practice iffy hygiene, walk around holding hands, hugging, sitting close, etc.

There is not a chance in hell ANY school is going to have zero cases. Not without a LOT of supervision, updated and properly running HVAC systems, and all kinds of distancing measures in place and enforeced. Good luck with that when most public schools have upwards of 1200 kids. And all those kids have people at home who will end up sick too. Plus all the teachers and staff that it takes to make a school run.

Maybe a lesson we could learn here is that underfunding schools and community internet services is a truly shitty idea. Investing in the actual buildings wouldn’t be awful either. But hey, what do I know? There’s tons we can learn from all these fucking instances of callous neglect on the part of our “leaders”, but I am fairly certain nothing will change. Not as long as conservative assholes have a say in EVERYTHING that can make life better and prevent disasters of this scale.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:23:05pm

Sorry, if posted before.

Police: Richmond riots instigated by white supremacists disguised as Black Lives Matter

RICHMOND, Va. - Riots in downtown Richmond over the weekend were instigated by white supremacists under the guise of Black Lives Matter, according to law enforcement officials.

Protesters tore down police tape and pushed forward toward Richmond police headquarters, where they set a city dump truck on fire.

Police declared the event an “unlawful assembly” and ordered people to leave, later deploying tear gas.
Six people were arrested. The mayor of Richmond thanked the Black Lives Matter protesters he said tried to stop the white supremacists from spearheading the violence.
“Their mission is simple, not the Richmond we know,” said Mayor Levar Stoney.
Besides the police department, damage also occurred in and around the VCU campus.

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:24:20pm

Fucking police brutality two towns over from where I live.

Ridgewood is predominantly white. The kid was Latino. Do the math.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:24:30pm

re: #122 makeitstop

NY Post makes a second attempt to slime the Lincoln Project. Steve Schmidt gives them the stiff-arm and names names. Thread.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:25:12pm

re: #106 Dave In Austin

Huge Balls. Huge!!

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It’s heritage AND hate.

Harrison Race Riots of 1905 and 1909

Though nowhere near as murderous as other race riots across the state, the Harrison Race Riots of 1905 and 1909 drove all but one African American from Harrison (Boone County), creating by violence an all-white community similar to other such “sundown towns” in northern and western Arkansas. With the headquarters of the Arkansas Faction of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) located nearby, Harrison has retained the legacy of its ethnic cleansing, in terms of demographics and reputation, through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.

From wikipedia:

As of the census of 2010, there were 12,943 people and 6,043 housing units in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, and 1.6% from two or more races.

Fewer than 40 black people in a southern town of 12000+. Something is not right there.

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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:29:16pm

re: #124 stpaulbear

This season will be like a game of musical chairs. The last team not quarantined with Covid-19 wins the pennant. We should have a winner within three weeks.

i understand the appeal of sports. i am not a sports fan.

trying to salvage sports this season was a reasonable thing to try. everyone who participated did it so more or less voluntarily.

major league sports is a huge business. it employs lots of people directly and indirectly besides the players. and it supports lots of ancillary industries as well.

and lets make no mistake. there was no altruism or job saving here.
revenue and profits drove these decisions, not safety or any sense of careful propriety.

so this was a great opportunity to try it and see what would happen.
a big experiment.
we may have all known, still there wasn’t too much harm in them trying.

and they have. and now we know for sure.

it’s not gonna work.
sure they may be able to put a technically completed season in the books.
but a large part of the nature of the competitive aspects of the individual sports is missing - it’s not just the on-field play.

this whole virus thing is new. we learn, we adjust, we adapt, and move forward. that’s more or less how adapting science to real life operates.

science is an explanation of what we (think we) know works.
this isn’t going to.

obviously some people think it’s ‘worth it’.
i don’t see it.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:31:30pm

If you think sports fans are pissed off now…wait till a bunch of college and pro basketball, hockey and football players come down with Covid…and the fans see no games on the horizon…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:32:00pm

re: #138 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i understand the appeal of sports. i am not a sports fan.

trying to salvage sports this season was a reasonable thing to try. everyone who participated did it so more or less voluntarily.

major league sports is a huge business. it employs lots of people directly and indirectly besides the players. and it supports lots of ancillary industries as well.

and lets make no mistake. there was no altruism or job saving here.
revenue and profits drove these decisions, not safety or any sense of careful propriety.

so this was a great opportunity to try it and see what would happen.
a big experiment.
we may have all known, still there wasn’t too much harm in them trying.

and they have. and now we know for sure.

it’s not gonna work.

Crowded venues such as sports, cinemas, theaters or concerts are just right out for health reasons. Covid health and distancing restrictions make them economically unfeasible.

Did not take a goddamn rocket scientist to figure that out.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:36:11pm

re: #140 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Crowded venues such as sports, cinemas, theaters or concerts are just right out for health reasons. Covid health and distancing restrictions make them economically unfeasible.

Did not take a goddamn rocket scientist to figure that out.

Meanwhile Pulpit Pimps like MacArthur and the Pimp that runs the Republican Weekly Brainwashing Center 3 blocks from me can’t comprehend that because they need to drain the marks wallets every week…gotta make those Pulpit Pimp Parsonage Mortgage Payments and the loan payments on the Rolls!

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:36:33pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:43:32pm

The Kentucky Supreme Court announced that eviction proceedings can resume on August 1st, just as Governor Beshear has closed bars and restricted in-door restaurant dining to 25% of capacity, putting a bunch of people out of work.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:44:37pm
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aatharuv  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:47:25pm

re: #144 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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How do we know this is actually satire? It’s really hard to tell these days…

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:50:25pm

re: #143 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Kentucky Supreme Court announced that eviction proceedings can resume on August 1st, just as Governor Beshear has closed bars and restricted in-door restaurant dining to 25% of capacity, putting a bunch of people out of work.

Will that stop them from voting for Mitch?

Nope. Gotta save them fetuses!

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stpaulbear  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:51:38pm

re: #143 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Kentucky Supreme Court announced that eviction proceedings can resume on August 1st, just as Governor Beshear has closed bars and restricted in-door restaurant dining to 25% of capacity, putting a bunch of people out of work.

So if a new federal bill that has eviction protection in it is passed on August 2, do ALL of the eviction proceedings across the country become active and enforceable as of August 1? Once the delays expire, is that the whole ball game (to steal a timely metaphor)?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 1:57:48pm

re: #146 🌹UOJB!

Will that stop them from voting for Mitch?

Nope. Gotta save them fetuses!

naw….it’s those fabulous coal jobs…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:00:22pm

Just because 2020 isn’t freakn’ weird enough there’s this. In normal times this would seem like a classic moral panic trope, but now it could be state or amateur agri-war.

Seed packages arriving in mail from China may be dangerous, Alabama officials warn
al.com

The thing that’s new is the fairly well-documented photos of the seeds and packaging.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:02:12pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:04:09pm

He learned too late…

For Tony Green, the coronavirus pandemic was just a ‘scamdemic’ — until truth hit home hard

If that were the worst of it, it would be bad enough. But that’s not the worst of it. This is the story of one family’s harrowing fight with COVID-19.

Full disclosure: I am a gay conservative, someone that often juggles persecution for my sexuality while being true to my values. Such a combination requires a lot of tenacity to earn respect from either group.

I admit I voted for Donald Trump in 2016. I admit traveling deep into the conspiracy trap over COVID-19. All the defiant behavior of Trump’s more radical and rowdy cult followers, I participated in it. I was a hard-ass that stood up for my “God-given rights.”

And the end result—he set up Go Fund Me’s for his sick relatives and to cover funeral expensed for several of them…oh he still opposes Obamacare…

dallasvoice.com

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:04:31pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:06:08pm

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:06:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:07:58pm

re: #150 Patricia Kayden

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how many actual voters are seeing this facebook shit?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:10:52pm
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Jay C  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:11:11pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

how many actual voters are seeing this facebook shit?

Presumably mainly/only the ones who are likely to vote for Trump anyway?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:11:17pm

re: #147 stpaulbear

So if a new federal bill that has eviction protection in it is passed on August 2, do ALL of the eviction proceedings across the country become active and enforceable as of August 1? Once the delays expire, is that the whole ball game (to steal a timely metaphor)?

States can put a hold on evictions.

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Thanos  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:11:31pm
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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:13:19pm

re: #150 Patricia Kayden

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(it wont help)

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:15:05pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:15:31pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not sure but I’m sick of all the Trump ads I keep seeing on YouTube.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:17:15pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:18:38pm

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

In the year 2020, I wasn’t planning on having to defeat Confederates and Nazis for a second time.

But since they want to give it another go: I’ll suit up.

Amen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:18:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:20:01pm
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:20:11pm

re: #150 Patricia Kayden

He’s trying to get to the older voters that are leaving him because they don’t want to get sick.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:20:58pm

re: #162 Patricia Kayden

Not sure but I’m sick of all the Trump ads I keep seeing on YouTube.

Seconded. Especially that “Thank you for calling 911, we’re sorry there’s no one here to take your call” bullshit.

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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:21:22pm

re: #151 🌹UOJB!

He learned too late…

For Tony Green, the coronavirus pandemic was just a ‘scamdemic’ — until truth hit home hard

If that were the worst of it, it would be bad enough. But that’s not the worst of it. This is the story of one family’s harrowing fight with COVID-19.

Full disclosure: I am a gay conservative, someone that often juggles persecution for my sexuality while being true to my values. Such a combination requires a lot of tenacity to earn respect from either group.

I admit I voted for Donald Trump in 2016. I admit traveling deep into the conspiracy trap over COVID-19. All the defiant behavior of Trump’s more radical and rowdy cult followers, I participated in it. I was a hard-ass that stood up for my “God-given rights.”

And the end result—he set up Go Fund Me’s for his sick relatives and to cover funeral expensed for several of them…oh he still opposes Obamacare…

dallasvoice.com

WE were “at this stage” WAY BACK THE FUCK IN FEBRUARY

you could have written this paragraph back then because nothing’s changed since then. it was just as true then as it is ‘at this stage’. the only thing that’s changed is now it’s affected you, as was more or less predictable. and we all know that if it hadn’t touched your family yet, you would not have written anything like this.

But to do nothing is to be foolish. To ignore or question the validity of this virus, its contagiousness or the consequences of selfish attitudes is — at this stage — completely stupid.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:21:24pm

re: #13 Decatur Deb

Let’s win the battle. Then we can squabble over the campaign ribbons.

Malcolm X was once asked by a little girl during a march, “What can we do to help?”
He reportedly told her, “We’ll help ourselves!”

As a disabled man, I know what this means. We make up 20% of the population (some estimates are 25%—1 in 4!) We also are very concerned with our well-being and our identity. We have a phrase, “nothing about us, without us.”

Blacks have every right to want to be recognized, to not be overridden by the white Anglos who would “take over from here”. But at some point, when you’re a minority of the population, that goes only so far.

We are compelled to solicit the support of nondisabled people. Some of them will understand us. Some of them not. Some of them, obnoxiously, are there to be woke and to virtue signal. But we can’t do it ourselves.

Unfortunately, neither can Black people. I wish it were otherwise. I have an extremely low opinion of my own white origins. Many white people have been threatened by our administration. Many others have joined our minority group with debilitating disabilities as a consequence of the virus.

These are foot soldiers you can’t turn away. We are always saying, “someday you’ll be in the shit and you’ll know what it’s like!” This is the reality for many people. You may ask deference, but these people are in the fight. Don’t we want the mass of people to recognize an existential thread? And act once they do?

People are energized. We need to sustain that, rather than argue how “worthy” they are to man the barricades.

P.S. As a disabled man in public housing, I have the opposite problem: I cannot protest. I could lose my apartment. Felony convictions are grounds for eviction. And the police and and prosecutors have free reign on what to charge me. It is not up to me. I can only shut up and hope for good attention from an overworked, burned-out pro bonolawyer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:26:35pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:30:07pm

re: #170 Sherlock Hound

Malcolm X was once asked by a little girl during a march, “What can we do to help?”
He reportedly told her, “We’ll help ourselves!”

People are energized. We need to sustain that, rather than argue how “worthy” they are to man the barricades.

I’m talking mathmatics, here, not pride or moral standing or historical angst. The only hope to achieve the just goals of all the outraged marchers is to get rid of the Trump administration. That’s especially the politicized DoJ and the flood of reactionary judge nominations. If we fuck this one up, there won’t be another chance in anyone’s lifetime.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:32:27pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:33:03pm
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CleverToad  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:33:39pm

Comment from the spouse:
We’re watching Trump ratcheting up the rhetoric, sending in more and more men and equipment, upping the aggression, figuring that the horrible communists who are meeting them with lacrosse sticks will break and surrender to the awesome might of the US military er, police. When do we start calling this “Trump’s Personal Vietnam?”

Maybe somebody could do that ad, with “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” as the background music…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:34:44pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:37:14pm

re: #169 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

WE were “at this stage” WAY BACK THE FUCK IN FEBRUARY

you could have written this paragraph back then because nothing’s changed since then. it was just as true then as it is ‘at this stage’. the only thing that’s changed is now it’s affected you, as was more or less predictable. and we all know that if it hadn’t touched your family yet, you would not have written anything like this.

From his GoFundMe:

It is with a heavy heart and deep regret but I must inform each contributor that I am compelled to end this fundraiser and refund each donor. I have tried to act honorably-serving in the best interest of Rafael & Marisa-nobody else. Unfortunately, others -within the family- that are displeased with my attempts to provide additional love, support, prayers and financial contributions in their time of need. Because of their continuous harassment and vindictive behavior [against my advice] Marisa now refuses to accept this money.

As for myself, I could share my opinions with you but this was never intended to be about me.

Sometimes you just have to be done.
Not mad, not upset.
Just done.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:37:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:37:35pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:38:49pm

Here’s a perfect 2020 headline for you:

Trump news - live: President gets defensive over plummeting polls as Pence, Pelosi, Biden and others pay respects to John Lewis

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:39:04pm

re: #180 Eclectic Cyborg

Here’s a perfect 2020 headline for you:

Trump news - live: President gets defensive over plummeting polls as Pence, Pelosi, Biden and others pay respects to John Lewis

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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:39:25pm

re: #157 Jay C

Presumably mainly/only the ones who are likely to vote for Trump anyway?

That’s probably it. I haven’t ever seen a Trump ad, nor would I want to.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:40:20pm

re: #177 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I did not want to post a link to his GoFundMe because it depressed me too much to know that his relatives despise him for being gay and yet he STILL adheres to the Republican Party Line…just like a purged Communist in the Soviet Union who will go to his grave begging to get back in good graces…

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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:43:47pm

re: #182 makeitstop

That’s probably it. I haven’t ever seen a Trump ad, nor would I want to.

I will not use YouTube without a full bore heavy duty adblocker.

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stpaulbear  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:43:51pm

re: #183 🌹UOJB!

I did not want to post a link to his GoFundMe because it depressed me too much to know that his relatives despise him for being gay and yet he STILL adheres to the Republican Party Line…just like a purged Communist in the Soviet Union who will go to his grave begging to get back in good graces…

He respects them enough to host the party that made them all sick with Covid-19. Republican family values in a nutshell.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:44:56pm
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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:47:40pm

re: #178 Patricia Kayden

Shelton is an unqualified know nothing hack. She’s a gold standard nutjob. Literally. She’s for returning to a gold standard. She’d be the worst thing to happen to the Fed since Trump took office and dumped Yellen (which I think was solely because she was a woman and was smarter and more knowledgeable than he ever was). So he picked a guy who was tall (central casting is a thing for Trump).

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stpaulbear  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:51:43pm

re: #184 William Lewis

I will not use YouTube without a full bore heavy duty adblocker.

Same here. I just leave the adblocker on for everything and turn it off when I want to read a page bad enough.

I have it permanently turned off for LGF, although a series of really disruptive autoplay ads on LGF were the reason I downloaded the adblocker in the first place. Glad those ads are long gone.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:52:53pm

I was just listening to a Boston-based sports radio show that I stopped on as I was clicking through on my drive. I stopped because I could not believe what I was hearing. They were talking about how the Marlins are ahead of the rest of the league because they basically will have herd immunity when the infected players get healthy and return, but will the MLB have the guts to play through the pandemic so that the rest of the teams get herd immunity. I would laugh if there weren’t so many chowderheads lapping that stuff up.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:53:42pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:54:23pm

re: #188 stpaulbear

Same here. I just leave the adblocker on for everything and turn it off when I want to read a page bad enough.

I have it permanently turned off for LGF. (although a series of really annoying autoplay ads on LGF were the reason I downloaded the adblocker in the first place. Glad those ads are long gone).

Glad you said that. I just loaded fresh FF and Ubuntu, and they must have defaulted to ad blocking. Wondered what happened to all the nice Russian girls who like older men.

Now to find out how to turn Charles’ ads back on…..

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:55:51pm

re: #187 lawhawk

Shelton is an unqualified know nothing hack. She’s a gold standard nutjob. Literally. She’s for returning to a gold standard. She’d be the worst thing to happen to the Fed since Trump took office and dumped Yellen (which I think was solely because she was a woman and was smarter and more knowledgeable than he ever was). So he picked a guy who was tall (central casting is a thing for Trump).

There was a time when I was at least mildly interested in the gold standard, but it was never a central issue for me. More of a thought experiment. The more I’ve seen of the economy though, the more I have come to believe it is a stupid, stupid, stuuuuuuupid idea.

Beyond currency manipulation, imagine the nightmare a recession would be as investors in the stock market sell off and buy gold, weakening the dollar even more as shit hits the fan.

In an economy that operates on debt, as much of our current economy does, it would be a never ending fucking nightmare of worsening recessions.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:56:50pm

re: #189 Barefoot Grin

I was just listening to a Boston-based sports radio show that I stopped on as I was clicking through on my drive. I stopped because I could not believe what I was hearing. They were talking about how the Marlins are ahead of the rest of the league because they basically will have herd immunity when the infected players get healthy and return, but will the MLB have the guts to play through the pandemic so that the rest of the teams get herd immunity. I would laugh if there weren’t so many chowderheads lapping that stuff up.

And don’t seem to care how many ballplayers and support staff will have their careers and lives ruined by being killed by the virus, much less serious health problems possibly inflicted on them for the rest of their lives.

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:57:39pm

re: #182 makeitstop

That’s probably it. I haven’t ever seen a Trump ad, nor would I want to.

I always chuckle when I see some Trump ads come up on LGF. Glad they are wasting their money… too bad they’re not paying as much as they are for cable ads in DC

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:57:48pm

re: #193 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And don’t seem to care how many ballplayers and support staff will have their careers and lives ruined by being killed by the virus, much less serious health problems possibly inflicted on them for the rest of their lives.

It will wind up like the original Rollerball with James Caan being the only living Rollerball player left.

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stpaulbear  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:58:02pm

re: #191 Decatur Deb

Glad you said that. I just loaded fresh FF and Ubuntu, and they must have defaulted to ad blocking. Wondered what happened to all the nice Russian girls who like older men.

Now to find out how to turn Charles’ ads back on…..

If it’s the same as mine, there’s an icon at the top right corner of your screen. It will ask if you want to turn off adblocker for the site or for the page. You then need to refresh the page, and the ads should be back.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 27, 2020 • 2:58:58pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:00:45pm

How can any self-respecting woman vote for Trump?

Ask my female relatives who hate Democrats because they’ve been brainwashed by their Pulpit Pimps.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:03:38pm

re: #196 stpaulbear
Danke—
No joy—found a “protections” menu in Firefox, but no toggle. Did a dumb thing changing the Ubuntu version and letting FF update itself. Lost the ability to play most non-Youtube video as well.

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stpaulbear  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:07:53pm

re: #199 Decatur Deb

Danke—
No joy—found a “protections” menu in Firefox, but no toggle. Did a dumb thing changing the Ubuntu version and letting FF update itself. Lost the ability to play most non-Youtube video as well.

Bummer. I’m using Chrome. Too tied to what I know to have tried Firefox.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:08:27pm

They are spinning this like crazy

9 9 9 still in hospital.

“being treated with oxygen for his lungs

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:09:48pm

re: #200 stpaulbear

Bummer. I’m using Chrome. Too tied to what I know to have tried Firefox.

Fell into FF and stayed through inertia. There is about to be a new Ubuntu-Web browser in release.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:10:05pm

Detroit Free Press: Michigan State: 16 student-athletes, four staffers test positive for COVID-19 last week

As members of Michigan State football team remain in quarantine or isolation until early next month, the school announced Monday that 16 student-athletes and four athletic department staffers tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

The uptick in known cases has prevented the Spartans from moving forward with the next phase of football activities — a 20-hour week filled with walkthroughs, weight training and meetings that was supposed to commence last Friday.

Because of the 14-day quarantine, the earliest date the Spartans can resume its program is Aug. 4 and players will be checked before they are cleared to participate again. In the meantime, Ingham County Health Department will conduct contract tracing.

According to the school, the latest round of testing performed between July 20-24 involved 122 student-athletes. The number of staff members tested wasn’t provided. Among the 20 people who tested positive are the two staffers and one student-athlete mentioned last Friday when the football team went into quarantine.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:10:24pm

And here’s another Republican Mask-hater who learned the hard way.

5newsonline.com

A city official in an Arkansas community who once vocally opposed a mask mandate has now changed her mind.

“I knew I was going to die, and I knew I was going to do it alone,” said Sandra Brand. Sandra Brand is sharing her fight against COVID from her hospital room. “This is my 15th day.”

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:18:06pm
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calochortus  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:18:35pm

re: #149 Decatur Deb

Just because 2020 isn’t freakn’ weird enough there’s this. In normal times this would seem like a classic moral panic trope, but now it could be state or amateur agri-war.

Seed packages arriving in mail from China may be dangerous, Alabama officials warn
al.com

The thing that’s new is the fairly well-documented photos of the seeds and packaging.

Apparently this is likely to be a “brushing” scam.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:19:44pm

re: #204 🌹UOJB!

So the way to get Republicans to do the right thing is to let them suffer. It’s not as if they care about other people.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:21:25pm

Any takers?

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:22:50pm
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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:26:09pm

re: #208 Dave In Austin

Any takers?

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That is the most unusual 7 string I’ve ever seen. What’s up with the strange fretboard?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:29:10pm

re: #210 William Lewis

That is the most unusual 7 string I’ve ever seen. What’s up with the strange fretboard?

Microtonal Fretboard.

Instagram

Woke up from sleepin’— so here’s some taps, some hexatonic chunks of the utonal series, and an attempt to investigate how minor hexatonic blues feels and sounds on the space guitar (accuracy slowly improving)
#microtonalguitarist #microtonalguitar #justintonation #subharmonicguitar #subharmonicseries #ronsword #undertones #utonal #futurefunk

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:29:20pm

re: #192 KGxvi

There was a time when I was at least mildly interested in the gold standard, but it was never a central issue for me. More of a thought experiment. The more I’ve seen of the economy though, the more I have come to believe it is a stupid, stupid, stuuuuuuupid idea.

Beyond currency manipulation, imagine the nightmare a recession would be as investors in the stock market sell off and buy gold, weakening the dollar even more as shit hits the fan.

In an economy that operates on debt, as much of our current economy does, it would be a never ending fucking nightmare of worsening recessions.

still, can’t eat gold…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:29:37pm

re: #189 Barefoot Grin

“herd immunity” is the current wingnut response-in-vogue to the pandemic.

First it was a hoax.
Then it wasn’t as bad as the flu.
Then it was just bad reporting of cases.
Then it was increases in testing.
Now it’s just a way to get “herd immunity”.

Long have many of us worked against creationism, not just because it’s religious dogma, but because it makes people stupid.

And Covid-19 response is just one example.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:31:56pm

re: #213 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

“herd immunity” is the current wingnut response-in-vogue to the pandemic.

First it was a hoax.
Then it wasn’t as bad as the flu.
Then it was just bad reporting of cases.
Then it was increases in testing.
Now it’s just a way to get “herd immunity”.

Long have many of us worked against creationism, not just because it’s religious dogma, but because it makes people stupid.

And Covid-19 response is just one example.

Seeking “herd immunity” is their excuse for the continual and repeated fumbles of the response since the beginning of the year.

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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:35:01pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

still, can’t eat gold…

Make good bullets in your lead bullet molds I’d guess.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:35:29pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:36:08pm

re: #206 calochortus

Apparently this is likely to be a “brushing” scam.

Makes sense. It’s a bad time to be doing that internationally. There is a DoD/USDA program that monitors strategic threats to our food base.

books.google.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:40:11pm

re: #216 Dread Pirate

Politico trying to remain on the click-bait list.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:40:41pm

re: #210 William Lewis

That is the most unusual 7 string I’ve ever seen. What’s up with the strange fretboard?

look like runes

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:40:51pm

re: #209 teleskiguy

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😂 So they can be shamed into not airing propaganda. Good to know.

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Nojay UK  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:42:49pm

re: #215 William Lewis

Most bullet molds are made from aluminium which melts at about 650 to 700 deg C. Hard-cast lead alloy for bullets melts at about 400 deg C. Gold melts at about 950 deg C. Slight problemetto there…

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:43:45pm

re: #190 Dave In Austin

Read the replies. Cenk’s statement isn’t nearly as crazy as those calling Warren a pseudo-progressive.

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nines09  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:44:09pm

Went to Philly yesterday helping the final part of my daughters apartment move. Closer to Center City and Cooper got to walk around a few blocks of an entirely different world.
He did great.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:45:16pm

re: #214 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Seeking “herd immunity” is their excuse for the continual and repeated fumbles of the response since the beginning of the year.

Every time I hear “herd immunity” all I can see is those promoting it are the ones hiding in the middle of the herd and pushing everyone else to the outer edges

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:45:32pm

re: #192 KGxvi

The first thing we would have to do is invade every country and strip mine the entire planet to get enough gold to match our economy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:47:32pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:51:23pm

He mad about something.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:51:51pm

moron is just pathetic

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:51:57pm

How is Twitter “Trending” illegal?

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:53:03pm

re: #209 teleskiguy

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I wonder who threatened to file a lawsuit against SincLIAR?

Maybe they also threatened to challenge the license of every TV station they own.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:53:03pm

re: #227 The Pie Overlord!

He mad about something.

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why is he in North Carolina this evening?
mainstream Twitter isn’t saying anything

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:54:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:56:08pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 27, 2020 • 3:57:34pm

re: #223 nines09

Cooper in the big city. 💚

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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:01:07pm

re: #221 Nojay UK

Most bullet molds are made from aluminium which melts at about 650 to 700 deg C. Hard-cast lead alloy for bullets melts at about 400 deg C. Gold melts at about 950 deg C. Slight problemetto there…

Soft enough to squeeze mold? Or older molds were cast iron? Where’s RWC? This is his area of expertise! ;)

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:01:48pm

re: #216 Dread Pirate

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Bernie Delegates in California are saying they will walk out if Biden picks Harris. They’re insisting he pick Nina Turner.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:03:25pm

re: #236 🌹UOJB!

Bernie Delegates in California are saying they will walk out if Biden picks Harris. They’re insisting he pick Nina Turner.

We could meet them half-way with Tina Turner.

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:03:33pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

Every time I hear “herd immunity” all I can see is those promoting it are the ones hiding in the middle of the herd and pushing everyone else to the outer edges

You. know what happens to a herd when a cow is found to have a pion disease? The herd is killed. And then burned. Every. Single. One. In. The. Herd.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:04:17pm

Trump really thinks Twitter is deliberately stacking the deck against him. It never occurs to him that millions of people really do hate his fucking guts and aren’t afraid to be vocal about it.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:08:28pm
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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:08:43pm

re: #216 Dread Pirate

When former Sen. Chris Dodd, a member of Joe Biden’s vice presidential search committee, recently asked Kamala Harris about her ambush on Biden in the first Democratic debate, Dodd was stunned by her response.

“She laughed and said, ‘that’s politics.’ She had no remorse,” Dodd told a longtime Biden supporter and donor, who relayed the exchange to POLITICO on condition of anonymity.

No remorse? Fuck them. When the fuck has a male politician had to show remorse for attacking an opponent in a debate. Again, to borrow a line from the late great Jesse Unruh:

If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women and then vote against them you’ve got no business being up here

This ain’t fucking t-ball kids.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:09:45pm

re: #229 The Pie Overlord!

How is Twitter “Trending” illegal?

It’s against Trump.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:10:35pm

re: #216 Dread Pirate

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Karen Tumulty joins Jen (and the legions of us who are Harris fans):

This reported anxiety about Harris, however, suggests a different standard for women as running mates. They are apparently supposed to be window-dressing — demure and apologetic…

But if Biden were to tap Harris, he would hardly be the first to turn to a rival who had scuffed him up in a primary. Biden himself stands as an example. Barack Obama picked the then-Delaware senator in 2008, despite the fact that Biden had warned that his colleague from Illinois — who was still in his first term — would be a “naive” commander in chief…

If anything, Harris’s lack of “remorse” should recommend her for the job. She is an able debater, and a tough inquisitor in Senate hearings. Harris also has the perspective that comes from growing up as a nonwhite woman in this country.

washingtonpost.com

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:10:53pm

re: #241 KGxvi

We’ll need more remorselessness to deal with Republican revanchism in a Biden administration.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:12:03pm

re: #238 austin_blue

You. know what happens to a herd when a cow is found to have a pion disease? The herd is killed. And then burned. Every. Single. One. In. The. Herd.

until then, when under attack they kick the newborns and the olds out to the edge

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:12:13pm

Incapable by reason of emotional disorder.

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:13:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:13:36pm

Kamala scares the crap out of certain old white guys

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:14:00pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

You love to see it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:15:12pm

re: #239 Eclectic Cyborg

For all the attention Twitter gets, as a social platform the active users are not that many compared to say the Facebook empire (which includes Instagram.)

Twitter is “hot”, in that it gets a lot of attention from highly visible individuals, but there are masses of people who are not into Twitter.

On my Facebook timeline it is rather obvious… that most of the older folk just don’t do Twitter. And the younger ones too. Almost none of them post anything that has twitter associated with it.

About 5% of the global population have an active twitter account, which is an achievement in itself. But that means 95% do not.

And since most twitter members don’t tweet, or rarely tweet, I think I can be confident that twitter is an activity for about 1% of the global population.

The 1%….

…. I guess that makes us the elite?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:16:03pm

re: #247 lawhawk

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Herman don’t care…he ain’t paying for any of it

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:16:35pm

re: #249 jaunte

You love to see it.

I do.
I do.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:17:58pm

Speaking of twitter, #Hydroxychloroquine is trending.

Because someone is really, really pushing hydroxychloroquine conspiracy theories.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:19:37pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

Herman don’t care…he ain’t paying for any of it

Herman said the was the Koch Brother from Another Mother so I’m sure Chucky and Dave will foot the bills…just like they did when Von Hayek moved to the US with no medical insurance…

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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:19:46pm

re: #185 stpaulbear

What a tortured existence. Being gay, having a conservative mind, and being constantly hated by, well, everyone.

That’s some deep deep karma.

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:20:04pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

Herman don’t care…he ain’t paying for any of it

But the tens of thousands who are being hospitalized for covid19 are paying. We’re all paying for this.

The health care costs along are astronomical.

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:20:50pm

One other things I noticed that is a bit disconcerting in that article:

“Dodd felt it was a gimmick, that it was cheap,” the donor said. The person added that Dodd’s concerns about Harris were so deep that he’s helped elevate California Rep. Karen Bass during the vetting process, urging Biden to pick her because “she’s a loyal No. 2. And that’s what Biden really wants.”

So couple of things, if we are assuming this is true:

1. What makes anyone think that Harris wouldn’t be loyal?
2. Does it make any sense that Biden, who has hinted he’s only serving one term, wants a number 2? Whomever he picks is automatically the frontrunner in 2024 or 2028.
3. Related to question 2: how is picking someone in their mid/late 60s a bridge to a new generation? Especially when that person would be 70 by the 2024 election?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:21:54pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:21:59pm

re: #256 lawhawk

But the tens of thousands who are being hospitalized for covid19 are paying. We’re all paying for this.

The health care costs along are astronomical.

Got family members who will reply going without health insurance is the price to live in a free country…oh and if government got out of the way health care would be a lot cheaper…

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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:22:28pm

re: #197 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Every time I talk with my mom she asks that question. How in the world can any woman vote for tRump?

I don’t know, but I do know my aunt is going to vote for him again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:23:29pm

re: #254 🌹UOJB!

Herman said the was the Koch Brother from Another Mother so I’m sure Chucky and Dave will foot the bills…just like they did when Von Hayek moved to the US with no medical insurance…

Dave is dead, so he’s probably just as willing to pay somebody else’s bills

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stpaulbear  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:23:49pm

re: #255 plansbandc

What a tortured existence. Being gay, having a conservative mind, and being constantly hated by, well, everyone.

That’s some deep deep karma.

There are a lot of gay men who are in love with acquiring wealth.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:24:28pm

re: #260 plansbandc

Every time I talk with my mom she asks that question. How in the world can anyone woman vote for tRump?

I don’t know, but I do know my aunt is going to vote for him again.

So is my sister and all my nieces. Their #1 issue is stopping abortion.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:25:20pm

re: #256 lawhawk

But the tens of thousands who are being hospitalized for covid19 are paying. We’re all paying for this.

The health care costs along are astronomical.

Yeah, I’ve lost track of how many health care professionals we’ve lost.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:25:30pm
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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:25:37pm

re: #227 The Pie Overlord!

How is it illegal you dumb crybaby?

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mmmirele  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:27:07pm

re: #214 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Seeking “herd immunity” is their excuse for the continual and repeated fumbles of the response since the beginning of the year.

“Herd immunity” is what Boris Johnson was going for in the UK. It didn’t work out so well for him. He’s still backsliding, but not quite as bad as Trump, plus Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland is keeping her people on the straight and narrow.

IMO, Herman Cain is on a ventilator. Just My Opinion.

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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:28:11pm

re: #253 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

My fave musician is pushing that nonsense. It’s really disappointing how he’s turned into a big ole Trumpster.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:28:12pm

“…After months of undercounting coronavirus deaths, Texas’ formal tally of COVID-19 fatalities grew by more than 600 on Monday after state health officials changed their method of reporting.

The revised count indicates that more than 12% of the state’s death tally was unreported by state health officials before Monday.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is now counting deaths marked on death certificates as caused by COVID-19. Previously, the state relied on local and regional public health departments to verify and report deaths.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:33:13pm

re: #178 Patricia Kayden

So the thing that concerns Collins is a gold nut? I guess I’ll take it, but it seems like an easy political move for a Senator in trouble.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:34:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:35:43pm

re: #267 mmmirele

“Herd immunity” is what Boris Johnson was going for in the UK. It didn’t work out so well for him. He’s still backsliding, but not quite as bad as Trump, plus Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland is keeping her people on the straight and narrow.

IMO, Herman Cain is on a ventilator. Just My Opinion.

yep…”oxygen”…not a simple nasal canula

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mmmirele  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:36:17pm

re: #263 🌹UOJB!

So is my sister and all my nieces. Their #1 issue is stopping abortion.

And I’d tell your sister and nieces that women will continue to get abortions even if illegal. Because that’s what women did prior to Roe v. Wade. The only things that would change if abortion is outlawed is that yeah, abortion is illegal and women will be badly damaged by non-medically supervised abortions. *scowl*

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Sinistershade  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:36:21pm

re: #241 KGxvi

No remorse? Fuck them. When the fuck has a male politician had to show remorse for attacking an opponent in a debate. Again, to borrow a line from the late great Jesse Unruh:

This ain’t fucking t-ball kids.

Or, to quote that great American Leo McGarry:

We play the full nine innings at this level.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:36:29pm

re: #246 jaunte

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Incapable by reason of emotional disorder.

I mean, what states hadn’t been opening? States have slowed some things down, and maybe reversed slightly. But for the most part, everything is opening up. Which, of course, merely underscores the point that the gov’t intervention isn’t what is cratering the economy—it’s the virus, stupid.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:36:36pm

re: #262 stpaulbear

There are a lot of gay men who are in love with acquiring wealth.

Yeah. I met some in LA in the late 90s.

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Renaissance_Man  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:38:44pm

re: #267 mmmirele

“Herd immunity” is what Boris Johnson was going for in the UK. It didn’t work out so well for him. He’s still backsliding, but not quite as bad as Trump, plus Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland is keeping her people on the straight and narrow.

IMO, Herman Cain is on a ventilator. Just My Opinion.

He is 100% on a ventilator. The phrase ‘treating with oxygen to make his lungs stronger’ is how you explain that they’re not strong enough to breathe on their own yet.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:40:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:44:13pm

re: #273 mmmirele

And I’d tell your sister and nieces that women will continue to get abortions even if illegal. Because that’s what women did prior to Roe v. Wade. The only things that would change if abortion is outlawed is that yeah, abortion is illegal and women will be badly damaged by non-medically supervised abortions. *scowl*

It’s not just safe abortions, it’s also safe pregnancies and births.
Two of the saddest obits I’ve ever written happened this month…in the year 2020:
Mom (age 38) died suddenly July 2.
Her 4-day-old daughter died July 6.

This shit is way too common in the USA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:47:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:51:47pm

THIS IS WHAT HAS HIM PISSED OFF ABOUT TWITTER TRENDS

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:56:00pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:57:19pm

re: #223 nines09

Went to Philly yesterday helping the final part of my daughters apartment move. Closer to Center City and Cooper got to walk around a few blocks of an entirely different world.
He did great.

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I used to live about 3 blocks down from there.

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sagehen  Jul 27, 2020 • 4:59:09pm

re: #256 lawhawk

But the tens of thousands who are being hospitalized for covid19 are paying. We’re all paying for this.

The health care costs along are astronomical.

Among the health-care costs?

The almost 600 doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health-care workers who died from Corona (many because they didn’t have enough PPE)
washingtonpost.com

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:00:21pm

The president* is a spoiled toddler in a 74-year-old man’s body, exhibit eleventy billion.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:00:22pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:00:58pm

Somewhere around the time John Lewis’s funeral procession was passing in front of the Lincoln Memorial Trump saw the hashtag # TrumpDicator (yes, it was misspelled) was trending. That must have set him off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:02:20pm
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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:04:49pm

re: #195 🌹UOJB!

It will wind up like the original Rollerball with James Caan being the only living Rollerball player left.

Yo! Spoiler alert! :)

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:05:44pm
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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:08:43pm

re: #285 teleskiguy

No one in Trumpworld is competent. He’s a tangerine toddler who is a reactionary know nothing. We’ve known this all along. He is such an insecure fucknut that he just made up that he was throwing out a pitch at a Yankee game without bothering to coordinate with the .. .New York Yankees.

Or his own sycophantic staff. That takes the cake.

And then he backed himself into a corner by claiming he was too busy and had to reschedule (all while promptly going to golf some more at one of his businesses).

F T, the GOP, and the mendacious media that enables both™.

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:13:38pm

re: #290 teleskiguy

Bezos is a billionaire whose paper net worth can increase by billions of dollars in a day. He doesn’t even have to do a single thing in an office or anywhere for that matter. With all the stock he owns, he can just get rich by sitting back and knowing that his warehouse workers are breaking their backs, getting exposed to covid19 on daily runs to customers, or getting sick because warehouses lack proper ventilation and sanitary conditions because they have to work at a breakneck pace.

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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:17:35pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dave is dead, so he’s probably just as willing to pay somebody else’s bills

Cain’s got a lot of his own dough, hasn’t he?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:18:56pm

re: #293 makeitstop

Cain’s got a lot of his own dough, hasn’t he?

*snerk*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:20:10pm
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dangerman  Jul 27, 2020 • 5:43:25pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 27, 2020 • 6:44:58pm

re: #273 mmmirele

And I’d tell your sister and nieces that women will continue to get abortions even if illegal. Because that’s what women did prior to Roe v. Wade. The only things that would change if abortion is outlawed is that yeah, abortion is illegal and women will be badly damaged by non-medically supervised abortions. *scowl*

Their answer, “Every life is a gift from God and what God grants must be accepted and cherished”…

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Ming5000  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:21:16am

re: #154 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Interesting.

David Jolly was on my blocked list. Let’s see how he does going forward.


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