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Decatur Deb  Jul 28, 2020 • 9:55:42am

Get Out The Vote
Get Barr, out, too.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 9:56:51am

Sure do wish the Democrats had a backbone and first cut off the funding of Barr’s Office and second open an impeachment investigation of this fascist!

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 9:58:19am

re: #2 🌹UOJB!

Sure do wish the Democrats had a backbone and first cut off the funding of Barr’s Office and second open an impeachment investigation of this fascist!

I’m always curious how the first part is supposed to work if they don’t control the Senate.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 9:58:43am

It’s not the lies that are frustrating, nobody really went into this expecting that Barr would do anything but lie.

It’s that this whole mess feels like something that’s being conducted to check off a box on a list. After months of trying to get this slippery fucker to sit still long enough to be questioned, more time has been spent on giving speeches than in asking direct questions with follow-up questions intended to get to the truth.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:01:20am

re: #3 Belafon

I’m always curious how the first part is supposed to work if they don’t control the Senate.

Cut the funding off in the House and if the Senate insists simply lay the marker on the table that there will be no funding of the office when the appropriation runs out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:01:30am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:02:52am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:03:13am
“Do you think it is fair for a 67-year-old man to be sent to prison for 7 to 9 years?”

Shit. I’m 76. I got banks to rob.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:04:50am
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stpaulbear  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:05:47am

re: #8 Decatur Deb

Shit. I’m 76. I got banks to rob.

Make sure you wear a mask when indoors!

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:05:58am

Maybe Matt Gaetz will name the executive committee of Antifa.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:06:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:06:48am
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danarchy  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:07:20am

re: #5 🌹UOJB!

Cut the funding off in the House and if the Senate insists simply lay the marker on the table that there will be no funding of the office when the appropriation runs out.

Yeah, cutting funding for the DOJ would go over real well. Without buy in from the senate it would require being willing to shut down the entire government, because they aren’t going to pass any bill that excludes funding for the DOJ.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:07:35am
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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:07:38am

Matt Gaetz: For when you ask yourself “What does the douchebag, trust fund kiddie crowd think?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:08:34am
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:11:26am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:12:10am

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They could be coming to the rescue

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makeitstop  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:14:10am

Man, the Florida Marlins are just a traveling COVID distribution outfit at this point.

Tonight’s Yanks game is postponed. And the Nationals have announced that the team took a poll and they’re refusing to travel to Florida to play them this weekend.

MLB is a mess. I agree with Olbermann, they should just shut it down today.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:16:40am

re: #20 makeitstop

Man, the Florida Marlins are just a traveling COVID distribution outfit at this point.

Tonight’s Yanks game is postponed. And the Nationals have announced that the team took a poll and they’re refusing to travel to Florida to play them this weekend.

MLB is a mess. I agree with Olbermann, they should just shut it down today.

I don’t see how sports can work right now without some sort of bubble program. That’s what has allowed the MLS, NBA, WNBA, and soon the NHL work. Baseball and football have too many people involved to work outside of a bubble system (hell, they may have too many to work inside a bubble system).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:16:57am
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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:17:03am

re: #20 makeitstop

Man, the Florida Marlins are just a traveling COVID distribution outfit at this point.

Tonight’s Yanks game is postponed. And the Nationals have announced that the team took a poll and they’re refusing to travel to Florida to play them this weekend.

MLB is a mess. I agree with Olbermann, they should just shut it down today.

They couldn’t make it a full month without double digit infections, but the League seems to think if they wish hard enough they can get through the rest of the season.

Give it up, the experiment failed, it’s time to call a stop to it before more people end up in the hospital.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:17:52am

re: #19 Eventual Carrion

They could be coming to the rescue

There are no demons there, just a potential super volcano… which is very onbrand for 2020

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:17:56am
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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:18:29am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because this is an administration known for obeying laws.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:19:09am
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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:20:40am

re: #26 Targetpractice

Because this is an administration known for obeying laws.

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California, New York, and mostly likely even Texas go “Yeah, it’s November 3rd.”

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:21:00am

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

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At just shy of two hours into the hearing, the Chairman finally calling attention to the bleedin’ obvious. Zod help us.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:21:12am

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

But what are you going to do about it Jerry? Nothing?

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:21:29am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

NY also extended the quarantine to include both DC and Puerto Rico.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:22:45am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

More importantly, how is the Trump administration going to try to change the election date? There isn’t one election. You really think State Secretaries of State are going to try and cancel the election at the president’s order? What happens when 30 blue states tell Trump to fuck off and hold elections, certify their results, have electors cast ballots and send them to DC? Do you think red states will go along with that? Is Pence just not going to tally them as he’s required to by the constitution?

I get that they are a bunch of fucking morons in this maladministration, but for fuck’s sake, has nobody there even thought to game out this scenario?

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:23:01am

Honestly, this hearing is a prime example of why I am so happy that Schiff was the one in charge of the impeachment hearings and not Nadler. This hearing is a total shitshow.

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stpaulbear  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:23:32am

Can’t watch the Barr hearings. We already know what Barr says when he talks. No reason to expect him to think “Gosh, it’s my duty to be honest and open at this hearing”. If anything worthwhile comes out of this, it’ll be on TV. Maybe.

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

Laffy
@GottaLaff
Nadler accuses Jordan and others of not wearing masks, against rules of committee.

This is what will be on TV.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:24:51am

re: #32 KGxvi

More importantly, how is the Trump administration going to try to change the election date? There isn’t one election. You really think State Secretaries of State are going to try and cancel the election at the president’s order? What happens when 30 blue states tell Trump to fuck off and hold elections, certify their results, have electors cast ballots and send them to DC? Do you think red states will go along with that? Is Pence just not going to tally them as he’s required to by the constitution?

I get that they are a bunch of fucking morons in this maladministration, but for fuck’s sake, has nobody there even thought to game out this scenario?

Let’s say theoretically only blue states certified their results. Could Biden pull enough EVs off blue states alone to win or does he need some red states too?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:25:38am
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:25:57am

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

Let’s say theoretically only blue states certified their results. Could Biden pull enough EVs off blue states alone to win or does he need some red states too?

If Trump had his way he would have all the Red state legislatures name Republican Presidential electors.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:26:10am
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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:26:37am

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

Let’s say theoretically only blue states certified their results. Could Biden pull enough EVs off blue states alone to win or does he need some red states too?

Per the 12th Amendment, the winner is whoever has a majority of appointed electors. So, if states don’t appoint electors, and there’s only 150 electors instead of 270, then a nominee only needs 76 electoral votes.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:27:25am

re: #11 jaunte

Maybe Matt Gaetz will name the executive committee of Antifa.

SOROS!

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TarHellion  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:27:57am

Emmy Award nominations came out today. Can’t believe Rhea Seehorn got snubbed again. She and Regina King gave the two best performances I watched this past year. Small potatoes I know when the attorney general is a fascist jackass. Just like to see good work rewarded.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:29:39am

Eh. I’m watching Japan Sinks 2020 on Netflix instead. This has to be one of the better anime series in recent years. It’s fantastic.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:29:41am

re: #39 KGxvi

This is, effectively, what happened in 1864. In 1860 there were 303 electors, in 1864 there were 234 because the traitors were busy traitoring in defense of slavery.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:29:54am

re: #41 TarHellion

I’ve always thought Regina King was a terribly underrated actress.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:30:25am

jeebus

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:30:51am

re: #42 GlutenFreeJesus

Eh. I’m watching Japan Sinks 2020 on Netflix instead. This has to be one of the better anime series in recent years. It’s fantastic.

It’s on our list.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:32:56am

re: #41 TarHellion

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Interesting Times  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:33:09am

I’m aware that the election is, technically, 50 separate ones by states. However:

1) Hacking of voter registration databases
2) Sabotage of the post office
3) Federal gestapo goons “patrolling” polling places

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:33:49am

This hearing is a pretty good argument for why seniority systems do not make better politicians. The younger, hungrier members of the committee are asking solid questions with strong follow-up, while the “elder statesmen” are more interested in speechifying that does little but burns up their time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:34:21am

heh

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:35:10am

Barr issues a threat.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:35:13am

re: #49 Targetpractice

This hearing is a pretty good argument for why seniority systems do not make better politicians. The younger, hungrier members of the committee are asking solid questions with strong follow-up, while the “elder statesmen” are more interested in speechifying that does little but burns up their time.

I dislike seniority systems anywhere.

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Citizen K  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:36:53am

What I’m learning today is despite the grilling of Barr, we are just straight up in full fascism mode in this country. They’ve made no attempt to hide it and we lack the power to actually do anything about it, they own the law and are willing to bludgeon us to death with is with zero recourse whatsoever, and half the country will dance on our graves because we’re the ‘wrong’, the ‘other’, and that we should have just accepted our deaths because fuck you, we were never meant to be American anyway.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:37:02am
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:37:04am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:38:44am

This is fucking ridiculous. Barr is making a mockery of this hearing.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:39:10am

re: #56 Charles Johnson

This is fucking ridiculous. Barr is making a mockery of this hearing.

And he’s getting away with it.

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Citizen K  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:40:03am

re: #56 Charles Johnson

This is fucking ridiculous. Barr is making a mockery of this hearing.

I mean…why shouldn’t he, I guess? He seems to understand that there’s nothing the HOuse can actually do to hold him accountable because he and Trump own the levers of accountability wholesale.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:41:59am

re: #56 Charles Johnson

This is fucking ridiculous. Barr is making a mockery of this hearing.

Not like he has any reason to fear anything more than a strongly-worded letter from the committee chairman.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:42:16am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:42:27am

In 100 days or so, all these people are going to awaken to a new reality.

Or not.

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sagehen  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:43:02am

re: #49 Targetpractice

This hearing is a pretty good argument for why seniority systems do not make better politicians. The younger, hungrier members of the committee are asking solid questions with strong follow-up, while the “elder statesmen” are more interested in speechifying that does little but burns up their time.

There used to be a good reason why the D’s used seniority as the only criteria. That reason no longer applies.

(used to be, black congressmen were routinely excluded from consideration. This isn’t the D’s current problem).

The R’s pick their committee chairs based on fundraising totals; I don’t like that either. But I’m not sure what sort of objective criteria will yield best results.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:43:02am

re: #47 Belafon

Very deserving. Brilliant show. First few episodes are a little rough, but damn fine show.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:44:16am

Barr lies again, about arrests.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:45:32am

re: #62 sagehen

There used to be a good reason why the D’s used seniority as the only criteria. That reason no longer applies.

(used to be, black congressmen were routinely excluded from consideration. This isn’t the D’s current problem).

The R’s pick their committee chairs based on fundraising totals; I don’t like that either. But I’m not sure what sort of objective criteria will yield best results.

Assign members to the committee and then let the committee decide who their leader will be.

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William Lewis  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:47:10am

re: #56 Charles Johnson

This is fucking ridiculous. Barr is making a mockery of this hearing.

Of course he is. That’s his job - Run interference for the Fascist wing of The Party.

We have just one chance to avoid all out war in this nation in November, and that’s only if Trump is beaten so badly that he simply goes off whining. If it’s a close thing, there will be a civil war.

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makeitstop  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:50:11am

ESPN New York reports Washington Nationals team members have been told to shelter in place, due to an active shooter situation near Nats ball park.

It never fucking ends.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:52:33am
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makeitstop  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:52:58am

re: #67 makeitstop

ESPN New York reports Washington Nationals team members have been told to shelter in place, due to an active shooter situation near Nats ball park.

It never fucking ends.

Update: Active shooter was a suicide.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:56:40am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:57:07am

re: #67 makeitstop

ESPN New York reports Washington Nationals team members have been told to shelter in place, due to an active shooter situation near Nats ball park.

It never fucking ends.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:58:12am

re: #71 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Fuckin’ hell.

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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:59:40am

re: #32 KGxvi

More importantly, how is the Trump administration going to try to change the election date? There isn’t one election. You really think State Secretaries of State are going to try and cancel the election at the president’s order? What happens when 30 blue states tell Trump to fuck off and hold elections, certify their results, have electors cast ballots and send them to DC? Do you think red states will go along with that? Is Pence just not going to tally them as he’s required to by the constitution?

I get that they are a bunch of fucking morons in this maladministration, but for fuck’s sake, has nobody there even thought to game out this scenario?

Probably not

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:59:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 10:59:57am
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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:00:14am

re: #49 Targetpractice

This hearing is a pretty good argument for why seniority systems do not make better politicians. The younger, hungrier members of the committee are asking solid questions with strong follow-up, while the “elder statesmen” are more interested in speechifying that does little but burns up their time.

It’s generational, as well. Pelosi and Hoyer have been in the House since Reagan was president. Naddler has been there since 1992. They have a completely different frame of reference than someone like AOC, or even Adam Schiff who didn’t come to Washington until 2001.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:01:53am

re: #56 Charles Johnson

This is fucking ridiculous. Barr is making a mockery of this hearing.

Pretty sure that was his plan from the beginning.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:01:58am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:03:57am

I know Biden has strong leads, but lets not kid ourselves: Trump still might find a way to win. A contingency plan for four more years of Trump should be something we’re all working on right now.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:04:07am
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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:04:31am
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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:05:46am

FFS, somebody stuff a sock in this man’s mouth:

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Charles Johnson  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:06:06am
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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:10:26am

re: #83 Charles Johnson

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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:11:12am

re: #84 lawhawk

My father had that, from nerve damage in his lower back.

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BeachDem  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:15:43am

Jen calls out the media and the moron:

A ‘shift in tone’? Some reporters never learn.

Trump never changes because, as his niece and best-selling author Mary L.Trump has told one interviewer after another, he is incapable of self-reflection, admitting fault and growing as a person. The media’s fetish with “tone” seems to tell us more about the media than Trump. It is part of the mainstream media’s collective determination to avoid spelling out how irrational and impulsive he actually is. (If someone can change tone, he is capable of deliberate reflection and self-control, right?)

…the mainstream media engages in its own gaslighting by disingenuously presenting Trump as a rational president. If the media were to let go of the “tone” change routine, it might have to eschew phony balance (“Trump said ‘X.’ Everyone outside the cult said, ‘Not X’”) for a stark and inarguably accurate portrait of a president whose temperament, intellect and character make him entirely unfit for his office and a threat to the republic.

washingtonpost.com

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wrenchwench  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:15:47am

Was it his right hand that needed help with a glass of water?

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:16:00am

re: #84 lawhawk

“Dangerous, slick flat surface; looked like an ice rink.”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:16:18am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:17:54am

re: #87 wrenchwench

Yep.

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Thanos  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:19:42am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:20:50am

re: #87 wrenchwench

Was it his right hand that needed help with a glass of water?

Are the President’s meds suppose to be public record or not?
I wonder how many blood thinners he’s on?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:21:01am

re: #91 Thanos

I see what you did there….

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:23:39am

Fuck you, Barr.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:27:02am

re: #85 retired cynic

My father had that, from nerve damage in his lower back.

I walked with a limp after breaking my ankle or breaking toes; I also limped after spraining ankle. Never shuffled with leg sweeping like that. I also saw mom shuffle/sweep leg like that due to pain/metastates affecting her hip and gait. I saw dad shuffle like that after having DVT and PE.

It is not normal.

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:28:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:28:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:30:11am
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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:31:14am

re: #95 lawhawk

I walked with a limp after breaking my ankle or breaking toes; I also limped after spraining ankle. Never shuffled with leg sweeping like that. I also saw mom shuffle/sweep leg like that due to pain/metastates affecting her hip and gait. I saw dad shuffle like that after having DVT and PE.

It is not normal.

My father had what is called a dropped foot. He could not lift the toe of his foot. It is not uncommon. He had to swing his foot to the side for the toe to clear the ground. My husband had a badly broken leg, and he swung his leg out to the side to handle the weight of the boot. It ended up hurting his hip to the point where he had to have a hip replacement. But I think DT looks a lot more like my father’s nerve damage.

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:32:13am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:32:59am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:35:49am

Rep. Jayapal is stomping Barr’s ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:37:48am

re: #102 The Pie Overlord!

Rep. Jayapal is stomping Barr’s ass.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:41:06am
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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:41:53am

re: #104 jaunte

It’s a show for the cameras.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:42:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:43:38am
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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:44:07am

Judd Legum, who showed how Ben Shapiro had used Facebook, against its own rules, to make a good living by wrongly connecting a group of websites, is taking on Sarah Palin, for the exact same thing. Facebook has started dismantling Shapiro’s empire, for now, at least, but so far have resisted Legum’s push to do the same with Palin.

Sarah Palin’s Facebook grift

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:44:21am
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Alephnaught  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:44:49am
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:45:54am

From the Onion…

‘We Are Upholding The Rule Of Law,’ Bill Barr Tells Congress While Federal Agents Drag Jerry Nadler Into Unmarked Van

WASHINGTON—Assuring lawmakers that his department was operating strictly according to the book, Attorney General Bill Barr told Congress during a testimony Tuesday that he only intended to “uphold the rule of law” while federal agents dragged a screaming Jerry Nadler outside into an unmarked van. “This is standard agency practice that has been in place in administrations long before this one to quiet unrest like what we’re seeing in the Capitol building today,” said Barr after unidentified agents burst into the House Chamber, covered the California representative’s face with a black bag, zip-tied his hands, and led him to a white federal vehicle awaiting along with Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Pramila Jayapal. “When you have hundreds of Congress members demonstrating inside the building daily, we need to do something to restore order. Frankly, the resistance like some of these legislators showed in being dragged from this testimony suggests that they do not have peaceful intentions.” At press time, Mitch McConnell had requested Barr provide immediate testimony to explain why he had not yet also sent in troops to restore order in the unruly Senate chambers.

theonion.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:46:16am

re: #110 Alephnaught

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“testicular fortitude”

seems I’ve heard that phrase around here before…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:52:34am
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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:54:06am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Damn their hides.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:54:22am
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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:55:23am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

“testicular fortitude”

seems I’ve heard that phrase around here before…

I’ve used it more than a few times. Once popularized in late 90s wrestling by Mick Foley. My personal favorite use of the phrase was a promo he was doing and went to use it as he turned to Chyna - but she being a she, he caught himself and said “ovarian fortitude.”

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:56:10am

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That fat fart knew precisely what he was doing. He dropped that pizza BS to whip up the Q assholes!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 11:57:32am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:00:59pm
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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:02:45pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because there is just so much corruption/grift

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:05:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:10:41pm
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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:11:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:11:46pm
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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:12:18pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because there’s so much corruption and criminality that they couldn’t get to it all in 5 minutes per?

Because Democrats blocked out how they were going to approach hearing Barr, and gave each a shot at asking about given areas.

Demmings is the right person to ask this question.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:14:02pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not surprised to see those nasty comments that Joy refers to because my own relatives actually pray for the death of Steve and Rick among other anti-Trumpers!

Never will forgive them for praying for Obama’s death…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:14:16pm
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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:15:12pm
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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:17:34pm

re: #128 lawhawk

To put 1 out of 9 into perspective. That’s 11%. 11% of a 33,000 person police force means that there’s: 3,666 officers who have had at least one excessive force complaint lodged against them.

We also know that some of those involved have had multiples - and can account for the bulk of all complaints, and yet they’re still on the force and will remain so until they’re able to retire with full pensions.

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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:17:45pm

From one of my wiener groups…

Strudel is quite relaxed in his sausage bed…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:17:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:18:46pm

re: #130 plansbandc

From one of my wiener groups…

Strudel is quite relaxed in his sausage bed…

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dreaming that it’s a wading pool…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:20:08pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:21:06pm

So, now we have “meat and ‘tater” crimes which does not include lying. Good to know.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:22:37pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just remember to report these posters as Twitter is supposedly cracking down on all of the Qanon accounts.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:23:55pm

oh, yeah!

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:25:02pm

re: #130 plansbandc

From one of my wiener groups…

Strudel is quite relaxed in his sausage bed…

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Nice wiener shot!

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:25:38pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A “meat and potatoes crime”? Like lying about a blowjob, that is a horrific crime. Colluding with a hostile foreign country to subvert American elections, no biggie. Selling arms to a belligerent country to fund nun killing terrorists, no biggie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:25:46pm
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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:26:11pm

re: #137 Shropshire Slasher

I think so too! I love a good wiener pic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:27:01pm

re: #138 Eventual Carrion

A “meat and potatoes crime”? Like lying about a blowjob, that is a horrific crime. Colluding with a hostile foreign country to subvert American elections, no biggie. Selling arms to a belligerent country to fund nun killing terrorists, no biggie.

don’t forget the horror of graffiti!

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:28:45pm

re: #140 plansbandc

I think so too! I love a good wiener pic.

careful who you tell that to…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:28:54pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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oh, yeah!

Watch this clip and then tell me that Democrats are NOT attacking Barr. Rep. Jayapal brings the heat.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:31:08pm

re: #2 🌹UOJB!

Sure do wish the Democrats had a backbone and first cut off the funding of Barr’s Office and second open an impeachment investigation of this fascist!

From what I’m reading, Democrats are caving on the $600 in benefits too. Sigh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:33:24pm

but he is perfectly willing to argue with SCOTUS to overturn ACA.

*SPIT*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:35:13pm

re: #143 I Would Prefer Not To

Watch this clip and then tell me that Democrats are NOT attacking Barr. Rep. Jayapal brings the heat.

I particularly enjoyed when she said “This is MY TIME” when he tried to bluster over top off her

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:36:01pm

re: #144 Patricia Kayden

From what I’m reading, Democrats are caving on the $600 in benefits too. Sigh.

that’s just Steny Hoyer being an asshat
again

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:38:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:38:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:40:14pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:42:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:43:29pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:46:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:46:22pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:48:04pm
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BeachDem  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:49:49pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOLOLOLOLOLOL

The look of disdain on fatfuck Barr’s face when he’s being questioned by a woman or a Black man tells the whole story of how he views “equal justice.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:52:30pm

Meadows & Mnuchin are leading the negotiations with the Democrats?

BULLSHIT!

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 12:54:40pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:03:34pm
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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:03:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:05:11pm

just had a visitor in the front yard

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Amory Blaine  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:07:12pm

It’s pathetic that this has to be pointed out and Dems are hurr durr whatever you say sir.

If you are layed off and your work calls you back you must go back to work or you lose your benefits. Jesus fucking christ

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:07:18pm
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Amory Blaine  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:10:42pm

Victims of the virus are the new welfare queens. Americans are so fucking stupid. At this point I’m regretting every day that I didn’t get out when I could and now my whole life is attached to this fucking shithole. If you’re a young American: do whatever you can to GTFO here. You will be tying your life’s work to a debased country of imbiciles

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Citizen K  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:11:03pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

that’s just Steny Hoyer being an asshat
again

ONe of the things I’ve tended to learn is that Steny Hoyer, despite being ostensibly House Maj. Leader, rarely ever actually speaks to the voice of the actual Dem caucus in the house the same way Pelosi herself does. He almost always stalks well to the right of the rest of the House Dems.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:12:09pm

re: #166 Citizen K

ONe of the things I’ve tended to learn is that Steny Hoyer, despite being ostensibly House Maj. Leader, rarely ever actually speaks to the voice of the actual Dem caucus in the house the same way Pelosi herself does. He almost always stalks well to the right of the rest of the House Dems.

He definitely shows the flaw of the seniority appointment.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:12:31pm

re: #166 Citizen K

ONe of the things I’ve tended to learn is that Steny Hoyer, despite being ostensibly House Maj. Leader, rarely ever actually speaks to the voice of the actual Dem caucus in the house the same way Pelosi herself does. He almost always stalks well to the right of the rest of the House Dems.

I almost think that he’s out there saying this to piss off liberals and progressives just to give Pelosi cover to tactically go after GOPers and to shore up the moderates.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:13:42pm

re: #168 lawhawk

I almost think that he’s out there saying this to piss off liberals and progressives just to give Pelosi cover to tactically go after GOPers and to shore up the moderates.

IIRC, he went after Omar at AIPAC.

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gwangung  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:13:56pm

re: #168 lawhawk

I almost think that he’s out there saying this to piss off liberals and progressives just to give Pelosi cover to tactically go after GOPers and to shore up the moderates.

Hm. Democrats DO seem to play n-dimensional test better than Republicans…

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:14:34pm

re: #140 plansbandc

I think so too! I love a good wiener pic.

So does Brett Favre.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:17:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:17:19pm

JFC

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:19:40pm

Back to the clusterfuck that is MLB:

MLB announced that Miami’s next six games, starting with Tuesday night’s home game against the Baltimore Orioles, have been postponed, citing the belief that “it is most prudent to allow the Marlins time to focus on providing care for their players and planning their Baseball Operations for a resumption early next week.”

It affects the schedule for at least 4 teams. MLB is walking a tightrope this season, 60 games in 66 days gives them little wiggle room for error or situations like this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:20:54pm

re: #166 Citizen K

ONe of the things I’ve tended to learn is that Steny Hoyer, despite being ostensibly House Maj. Leader, rarely ever actually speaks to the voice of the actual Dem caucus in the house the same way Pelosi herself does. He almost always stalks well to the right of the rest of the House Dems.

if he was anything other than an old white guy, one could almost accuse him of giving himself airs…

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:24:04pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:25:24pm

re: #85 retired cynic

Or maybe he had a stroke of some variant - why else the Walter Reed visit months back?

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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:32:05pm

re: #177 Eric The Fruit Bat

He’s able to play golf, at any rate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:33:00pm
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Mike Lamb  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:34:54pm

re: #174 KGxvi

Back to the clusterfuck that is MLB:

It affects the schedule for at least 4 teams. MLB is walking a tightrope this season, 60 games in 66 days gives them little wiggle room for error or situations like this.

We’re already at Kevin Bacon at the end of Animal House levels for MLB.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:35:34pm

re: #178 retired cynic

He’s able to play cheat at golf, at any rate.

FTFY

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:38:34pm

yes, my congresscritter is still a moron

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:39:30pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:39:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:41:22pm

re: #183 jaunte

These people are NOT going to follow judges orders no matter how many times a decision goes against them.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:41:58pm

re: #174 KGxvi

MLB is walking a tightrope this season, 60 games in 66 days gives them little wiggle room for error or situations like this.

The NFL is watching this like a hawk, because if MLB shit-cans their season, they have no choice but to follow - especially given their larger numbers of players and support personnel.

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nines09  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:43:38pm

re: #181 BlueSpotinAL

FTFY

He’s able to drive a golf cart and hack.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:43:58pm

re: #186 Eric The Fruit Bat

The NFL is watching this like a hawk, because if MLB shit-cans their season, they have no choice but to follow - especially given their larger numbers of players and support personnel.

NFL owners fear the backlash of no Super Bowl from the followers of America’s Real Religion!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:43:59pm

re: #186 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ultimately, as with the greater situation in our country right now, it depends on how responsible the players and coaches are. If they stick with the rules, everything should be okay, but if they play loose with them…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:44:44pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nines09  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:44:50pm

re: #186 Eric The Fruit Bat

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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:45:07pm

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200726 edition ———————->

……………………CONVERTED!”……………………

It may LOOK like the same featured picture we’ve been using for weeks…
(though there have been subtle changes)
but no… We effing did it!
THIS ONE HAS WATER!

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:46:35pm

re: #190 Eric The Fruit Bat

“Where are we going? Mandatory vaccines?”

Only for the survivors, Thomas.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:46:44pm

re: #186 Eric The Fruit Bat

The NFL is watching this like a hawk, because if MLB shit-cans their season, they have no choice but to follow - especially given their larger numbers of players and support personnel.

The best case scenario for an NFL bubble would be having a complex where they have 8-10 fields available for use along with lodging. 32 teams, 16 games per week, 6-8 at a time is how it usually runs on Sundays (Thursday and Monday nights excepted). But you would need a massive complex to accommodate all the people that would have to be there. And I just don’t see anything like that existing.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:48:03pm

re: #192 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Congrats! It’s lovely!!

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Mike Lamb  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:48:35pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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yes, my congresscritter is still a moron

Good dog, that is a galactically stupid analogy.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:49:20pm

re: #186 Eric The Fruit Bat

The NFL is watching this like a hawk, because if MLB shit-cans their season, they have no choice but to follow - especially given their larger numbers of players and support personnel.

The NFL will find a way to play. I am absolutely confident of that.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:49:23pm

re: #190 Eric The Fruit Bat

Except the part where we’ve all said where we are going - slow and/or stop the transmission of the disease. Buy time for creation of a vaccine that (hopefully) enough people will take to effectively eradicate the disease.

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sagehen  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:50:23pm

re: #161 lawhawk

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so that’s…

2 Vietnams; or
50 9/11’s; or
37,000 Benghazis.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:50:53pm

re: #197 Mike Lamb

The NFL will find a way to play. I am absolutely confident of that.

MLB seems to have a contingent of owners that actually didn’t want to play. Between that and a commissioner who doesn’t really seem to care about the sport, baseball is in such a fucked situation going forward. It honestly makes me sad, because I do love the game.

If it does collapse, I hope that it gets replaced with some sort of relegation system.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:52:02pm

re: #178 retired cynic

He’s able to play golf, at any rate.

I wouldn’t call what Trump does as playing golf.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:52:16pm

re: #199 sagehen

so that’s…

2 Vietnams; or
50 9/11’s; or
37,000 Benghazis.

But Democrats were all in charge for those, so you have to adjust for Republican world view… so, carry the one… this is not that big of a deal, I mean, look at my stock portfolio.

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BeachDem  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:53:58pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JFC

Barr is the most disrespectful, arrogant criminal asshole in this administration—and that’s saying something, as he has some serious competition. Damn, if there were any “justice” left in this country, he would be disbarred and charged with some serious crimes (lying to Congress among many, many others.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:54:10pm
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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 1:54:37pm

re: #171 Ace Rothstein

That was NOT a good wiener pic. That was a gray wiener pic. :(

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sagehen  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:01:09pm

re: #202 KGxvi

But Democrats were all in charge for those, so you have to adjust for Republican world view… so, carry the one… this is not that big of a deal, I mean, look at my stock portfolio.

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no they weren’t.

Vietnam was bipartisan, and 9/11 was absolutely on the Republicans’ watch.

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A Cranky One  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:01:25pm

Wiener and bun pics. What has this blog come to? Naughty lizards!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:02:45pm
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Mike Lamb  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:06:32pm

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uh, good fucking luck with having that be found constitutional.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:10:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:10:39pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:14:09pm
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piratedan  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:15:29pm

re: #206 sagehen

I believe that was attempted snark, but ymmv :-)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:17:44pm

Evening Lizardim.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:18:59pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:21:35pm

I needed to get out of the house today so I took a scooter ride past all seven houses (well, six plus one apartment) where I’ve lived. All but one are still there. The demolished one was my first ‘band’ house and we knew that house was going to be torn down before we move in. We were only there for 5 or 6 months but it was a GREAT house for five musicians with barely any money.

The three houses prior to the band house were all within about 3 miles of each other, as were the three places after the band house. The two groups and the band house form a triangle with 12 mile sides. The whole triangle is inside of Ramsey County, the smallest county in MN.

The whole round trip took 70 minutes, and the trip odometer showed 45.7 miles. If I would have skipped the demolished band house site, it would have been a lot quicker, but it was fun to drive up the winding suburban road from the freeway to the site.

I’m looking at moving this fall into a retiree townhouse in my neighborhood. That will add 3 miles and five minutes to the trip.

There have actually been some changes in my life (honest!), but every time things changed I’ve managed to find a replacement thing pretty close by. The Twin Cities have been pretty good that way.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:24:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:25:09pm
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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:25:48pm

re: #201 Ace Rothstein

I wouldn’t call what Trump does as playing golf.

Plays AT golf?

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451_Montag  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:28:09pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

Could definitely be a stroke. Speaking from experience.

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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:28:42pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:32:37pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:34:24pm

The crazed MAGAt photographed choking a Hank Gilbert supporter at the rally Saturday has been identified as ERIC ALTIMIRE of Tyler.

GILBERT QUESTIONS WHY MAN WHO CHOKED PROTESTER HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:35:22pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:35:36pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

So I guess that means he’s not at all ok with the Trump stormtroopers snatching people off the street and not telling them where they are going to take them. Interesting…

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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:38:50pm

I love this film so much and it kind of blows my mind it’s 20 years old now.

This is a fun reunion. And, of course, I’m going to have to watch Almost Famous yet again.

rollingstone.com

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:40:13pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

The fun thing is, the Feds stayed there so long that if they show up anywhere else, people know what it takes to confront them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:40:32pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:42:31pm

re: #201 Ace Rothstein

I wouldn’t call what Trump does as playing golf.

Cheatball?

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gwangung  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:46:32pm

re: #227 Belafon

The fun thing is, the Feds stayed there so long that if they show up anywhere else, people know what it takes to confront them.

Well, the protestors had their own problems with the local police (and the mayor is none too popular with the protestors, either).

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:46:39pm

“The Internets, how do they work?”

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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:57:09pm

re: #231 The Pie Overlord!

“The Internets, how do they work?”

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everything makes sense to me when i think it’s some kind of impairment

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:57:11pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2020 • 2:58:03pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:00:14pm

re: #232 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

everything makes sense to me when i think it’s some kind of impairment

Tried the “possessed by a demon” hypothesis?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:00:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:03:08pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:04:25pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

Less-than-lethal training says not to shoot at people’s faces. These goons sure seem to be trying for head shots.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:05:18pm
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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:07:49pm

re: #235 Decatur Deb

Tried the “possessed by a demon” hypothesis?

dont need to bring the ‘supernatural’ into it

occam’s razor

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:08:21pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:09:21pm

re: #240 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

dont need to bring the ‘supernatural’ into it

occam’s razor

Would explain last night’s tweets. Would the White House Exorcist slot be a Senior Executive Service or an Executive Appointee?

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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:10:35pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

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doesnt look anything like ken howard
(or daveed diggs)

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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:11:01pm

re: #238 Dread Pirate

Less-than-lethal training says not to shoot at people’s faces. These goons sure seem to be trying for head shots.

or they have really lousy aim //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:11:08pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:13:37pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

The President announces an agreement with Kodak and says he’s invoking defense production act to provide Kodak with a loan of $765 million to launch Kodak Pharmaceuticals

Kodadrenochromes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:14:03pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:15:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:15:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:17:24pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:17:29pm

re: #174 KGxvi

Back to the clusterfuck that is MLB:

It affects the schedule for at least 4 teams. MLB is walking a tightrope this season, 60 games in 66 days gives them little wiggle room for error or situations like this.

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Jack Burton  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:18:44pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Kodak uses that money to mass produce the “paper test” (seems like a product that fits into what they already do well, paper with chemicals attached) and get them out there, assuming the FDA will let them, then this might actually be a great thing.

The paper test was incorrectly poo-pooed early on much to our disservice*. The 50-ish% of the cases it can find, actually cover like 90% of the cases in the window of transmission from what I’ve been reading.

*I don’t believe it was known exactly how big the transmission window was back then and it was not expected that the Federal Government would completely fuck this up to the point we are at now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:19:43pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:20:20pm

Brought to you by the same people who told you Democrats will limit all your Constitutional rights.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:23:11pm

good fucking grief

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:24:38pm
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BeachDem  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:27:58pm

re: #223 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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The crazed MAGAt photographed choking a Hank Gilbert supporter at the rally Saturday has been identified as ERIC ALTIMIRE of Tyler.

GILBERT QUESTIONS WHY MAN WHO CHOKED PROTESTER HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED

The guy’s daughter sounds like a real charmer as well. From your link:

“DA Putman also needs to call Miss Caroline Artimire before this grand jury, and determine if she violated Section 42.04 of the Texas Penal Code—which covers inciting a riot. It sure seems to me that her admitted actions, from unplugging the sound system to admitting to being the first person to physically touch another person in a violent way, constitute such conduct, but I’m not a lawyer,” Gilbert said.

From the Dallas Morning News:

“No he was not beaten, he got shoved and then tripped himself because he was trying to defend the stupid guy that called me a name,” she said in her post. “Don’t let the dems fool you. All these men stood up for me, a young woman because I was disrespected by a 50+ year old. … Yes violence occurred and it should have been handled another way but these men and MY DAD stood up for me and I see nothing wrong with it.”

Yeah, from watching the video and reading the reports, she doesn’t have much credibility. (But then, she’s a GOHMERT fan, so what can you expect)

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:28:49pm

Preznint Flippy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:28:52pm
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nines09  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:29:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:33:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:35:30pm
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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:36:23pm

re: #260 nines09

I met her cousin during her run on Idol. He thought she would win. She probably should have, but that was in the days of unlimited voting and the ladies of a certain age always voted for the white guy with a guitar.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:36:37pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:36:41pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:38:48pm

Southeast Texas:
Six weeks ago ago we moved my mother in law (89) out of a managed care facility after we received reports that a staff member had tested positive for covid-19. She’s staying in touch with the friends she met there, so we get news. Everyone is staying isolated in their (small) rooms for the most part. Her friends there are envious that she is free to walk around outdoors. One resident has died from a covid-related heart attack. There are five new cases among the residents, and three recovered cases among the staff. The virus continues to spread.

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:43:08pm
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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:46:33pm

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty excited to be living in a country whose “president” give credence to a goddamn fucking nutjob whackadoodleo “Christian” “doctor” who believes in alien DNA and demon dream fuckers.

I honestly believe we all died and we are living in hell.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:46:41pm

re: #252 Jack Burton

If Kodak uses that money to mass produce the “paper test” (seems like a product that fits into what they already do well, paper with chemicals attached) and get them out there, assuming the FDA will let them, then this might actually be a great thing.

The paper test was incorrectly poo-pooed early on much to our disservice*. The 50-ish% of the cases it can find, actually cover like 90% of the cases in the window of transmission from what I’ve been reading.

*I don’t believe it was known exactly how big the transmission window was back then and it was not expected that the Federal Government would completely fuck this up to the point we are at now.

sadly, it’s actually for manufacturing drugs:

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A Mom Anon  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:47:39pm

So Jim Wright got a pretty serious death threat

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I edited this and took the identical link to the above out. I have no clue wtf I did there. The reply to this is on Jim’s personal Facebook page at the top and it’s public.

I would not want Jim coming after me, that’s all I can say….(also, I have no idea WTF happened to my links there…)

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:48:01pm

re: #267 gocart mozart

Now Immanuel is angling for the key rite of passage for any budding MAGA-world personality: a visit to the Trump White House. Late Monday night, Immanuel tweeted that she was open to meeting the president.

“Mr President I’m in town and available,” she tweeted. “I will love to meet with you.”

He’s a real grift-magnet.

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mmmirele  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:49:06pm
Twitter limits Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward’s account for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

*snip*

The decision by Twitter came after she shared the viral video of a group of physicians making false and misleading comments about the pandemic. Twitter’s decision to limit Ward’s account came after the social media giant also punished Donald Trump Jr. for posting the same video.

Ward is the woman who wanted John McCain to resign and Doug Ducey to appoint her, Kelli Ward, to his seat in the senate. Ward is also a physician, but she’s on the wrong side of pretty much everything.

azcentral.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:50:07pm

Hydroxychloroquine? the government hasn’t sold off their 63 million doses they stockpiled in March!

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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:50:44pm

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A Mom Anon  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:54:09pm

re: #274 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I’ll have some of my faith in humanity restored when I see around and 80 percent disapproval rating. I can’t even fathom how awful you have to be to actually support this shitshow, especially by this fucking point.

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EPR-radar  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:56:44pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course the fucking Kodak deal is tied in with Trumpco’s ongoing grifting relating to hydroxychloroquinone.

I think these Republican criminals should all be staked out over ant hills in the desert. There are probably enough fire ant nests in the US to do the job.

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Ming5000  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:57:38pm

Rescue cat Sahara has the patience of Job. (Then I looked up Job, and Holy Hell (no offense) Job had it REALLY rough)

Rescue mama Sahara’s babies ride her like a rodeo bull #momlife

I love Sahara

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:57:51pm

re: #87 wrenchwench

Was it his right hand that needed help with a glass of water?

Widespread, rapidly worsening left hemisphere pathology really does make sense.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:58:14pm

re: #274 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

It’s almost as though being a delusional, selfish asshole doesn’t win you many friends…

/

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A Mom Anon  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:59:11pm

re: #276 EPR-radar

I can oversee a few dozen out in my backyard. Except then there’s toxic waste to clean up, which is more work for me, I’d need volunteers. Georgia is full of fire ant hills this year, the weather has been perfect for it.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 3:59:18pm

Well then make sure they count blue states first. I’m sure Mitch wouldn’t mind losing a few Republican seats to under-counts.

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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:08:11pm

re: #281 Dread Pirate

If California loses seats, it is most likely going to lose GOP seats. And in the states gaining seats, it is more likely those seats will be competitive.

More importantly, we need to raise the number of seats in the House. I like the idea that someone here had about setting the number for a seat at whatever the least populous state is and then having seats based on that number. Based on the 2010 numbers we’d have somewhere around 550 members of the House (probably slightly more). Wyoming would set the bar at 563,636; California would have 66 seats, Texas 45.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:08:13pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:11:20pm

Comet and sunset

Courtesy of my niece.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:11:21pm
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KGxvi  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:12:08pm

re: #285 Backwoods_Sleuth

Personality is definitely on the list.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:12:30pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:13:00pm

re: #285 Backwoods_Sleuth

It COULD be his personality?! That may be as close to self aware as he’s ever been. Bwahahaha, I crack myself up.

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:13:52pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:16:00pm

re: #246 Decatur Deb

Kodadrenochromes.

Mama don’t take my…away.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:17:46pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:18:00pm

Hmmmm….got an e-mail from Bank of America where I keep a small account. Lots of branches in California are temporarily closing due to Covid…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:21:50pm
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plansbandc  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:23:49pm

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

Aside from scooting, I think so. I mean, as this administration shows, humans do more ball/ass licking than dogs do.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:24:55pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:25:46pm

“Try The Herman Cain Special!”

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:28:57pm

re: #295 jaunte

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Let them. And I hope they gladly take those hydroxychloroquine pills that God’s Anointed King commands them to take against the dreaded Covid.

Oh, and those Republicans better not have any dirty dreams about sex with vampires or witches…

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Jack Burton  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:29:31pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because of course… I hear the Price is Right loser horn in my head already.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:29:45pm

Lawless.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:30:54pm

Brad Pitt received an Emmy nomination for playing Dr. Fauci.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:35:11pm

re: #252 Jack Burton

All I want to know is how much Kodak stock does Trump own, and how much of it has he sold off by Friday?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:36:29pm
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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:39:53pm

re: #199 sagehen

so that’s…

2 Vietnams; or
50 9/11’s; or
37,000 Benghazis.

Nah, sorry.

only about 1/10th of a Vietnam.

VLM for fuck’s sake.

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Nojay UK  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:41:24pm

re: #303 John Hughes

Also Cambodians and Laotians too, don’t forget.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:42:35pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:43:07pm

re: #301 Ace Rothstein

All I want to know is how much Kodak stock does Trump own, and how much of it has he sold off by Friday?

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:44:14pm

re: #231 The Pie Overlord!

So, obvious press follow-up question: “Are you a fucking idiot?”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:44:24pm

re: #299 jaunte

Lawless.

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Judges are going to have to start throwing Trump’s goons into jail until they cease and desist breaking the law.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:44:53pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:44:57pm

re: #308 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

“Acting goon” Chad.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:46:15pm
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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:46:24pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump claims most of America is corona free which is simply delusional.

Nah, he’s right. Most of the landmass of America is uninhabited, so coronavirus free.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:47:41pm

re: #309 Belafon

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I’ve been told they eat too much avocado toast

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:48:46pm
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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:49:14pm

re: #234 Patricia Kayden

“Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help,”

Due to your fuckwittedness please do not imagine we’re going to vote for you.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:51:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:52:58pm
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Jack Burton  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:55:15pm

re: #309 Belafon

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That kind of reminds me of when the Libertarian Tech-Bros accidentally invented taxes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:56:18pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:57:41pm

re: #234 Patricia Kayden

Politically motivated malfeasance in the performance of sworn duty, open and shut. Things weren’t perfect when I was a deputy, back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, but any sheriff who did this in California would have been instantly removed by the governor, and quite probably arrested.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:57:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 4:59:42pm

my shocked face…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:01:48pm
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mmmirele  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:04:07pm

re: #292 🌹UOJB!

Hmmmm….got an e-mail from Bank of America where I keep a small account. Lots of branches in California are temporarily closing due to Covid…

Hunh, that’s interesting.

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

Still wondering what kind of impact Google’s decision to keep everyone out of the office until July 2021 is going to have on my employer.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:07:15pm

re: #324 mmmirele

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:09:32pm

re: #317 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So, Bill Barr is saying that as AG he would have had no problem with what law enforcement* did meeting the marchers on the Selma bridge, and in fact would have ordered it if the locals hadn’t.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:10:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:12:29pm
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dangerman  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:14:44pm

Twitter has “temporarily limited” the account features of Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward after determining she violated its policy on spreading misleading and “potentially harmful” information about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Republic reports.

The decision by Twitter came after she shared the viral video of a group of physicians making false and misleading comments about the pandemic

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:15:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:16:00pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:20:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:25:20pm
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Sinistershade  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:29:43pm

re: #324 mmmirele

Still wondering what kind of impact Google’s decision to keep everyone out of the office until July 2021 is going to have on my employer.

If you don’t mind my asking, what kind of work do you do?

(Wondering as a Googler)

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:29:56pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:30:37pm

re: #335 The Pie Overlord!

He isn’t far off the mark.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:33:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:34:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:37:36pm
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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:38:39pm
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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:39:30pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sometimes you have to beat your neighbor, sometimes you put up a sign.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:41:27pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:50:36pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:51:19pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:53:11pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 28, 2020 • 5:57:33pm

Embedded tweets seem to be fubar tonight.

Or maybe they’re just really, really slow.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:03:39pm

Welp I went down that rabbit hole that is Stella Immanuel’s Twitter feed. Jesus take the wheel.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:04:49pm

Because he expects high turnout, the Kentucky Secretary of State wants to force most Kentuckians to vote in person on November 3. Most Kentucky counties, including the largest, had only one polling place in the June primary. wkyufm.org

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:06:30pm
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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:07:14pm

No, Trump isn’t against masks because it makes people realize how much he fucked up. Trump was against masks before people realized how badly he fucked up by not mandating them months ago when we had a chance to contain this.

Trump was against masks even after the CDC suggested mandating them.

Trump was against them even when other countries flattened their curves and were able to reopen safely.

Trump remains against them even today as we cross 150,000+ deaths from covid19 nationwide. This is an abomination and it was entirely avoidable had Trump moved heaven and earth to test and contain the spread.

He has never cared about doing the heavy lifting to do anything - he looks for shortcuts and scams and quick cuts. He put idiot know nothings in charge of a response, and it shows.

That’s what we’re reminded of daily. That he still doesn’t require masking in his own admin shows how many dumbasses are really there: all of them save Fauci. They’re all sycophantic suckups. It shows, and that’s why we’ve got an out of control pandemic with no end in sight.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:19:44pm

re: #351 The Ghost of a Flea

Go Ahead and Fuck a Demon, But Make Sure He Pulls Out

Counterpoint: Don’t Have Sex With Demons

When I was in college, there was an anime that someone had that was neither dubbed nor subtitled, so we could not figure out what the name of it was. But we called it Sex, Demons, and Basketball. And having sex with demons was generally not good for the women.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:20:38pm

re: #328 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It looks like the local PD (on bikes) are protecting the fed kidnappers. This is a scary development.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:29:12pm

I went to go find the original tweets, and found this in AnJrew’s timeline:

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:29:37pm

re: #352 Belafon

When I was in college, there was an anime that someone had that was neither dubbed nor subtitled, so we could not figure out what the name of it was. But we called it Sex, Demons, and Basketball. And having sex with demons was generally not good for the women.

Urotsuki Doji, if I remember. One of the videos in the series involved an unpopular teenage male who is offered a demon’s phallus, but he must cut off his member. Decisions…

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:32:12pm

Old musicians and their strange hobbies:

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:33:20pm
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NetworkKed  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:34:22pm

re: #352 Belafon

When I was in college, there was an anime that someone had that was neither dubbed nor subtitled, so we could not figure out what the name of it was. But we called it Sex, Demons, and Basketball. And having sex with demons was generally not good for the women.

The local video store didn’t really have much anime, but for some reason it had the first Urotsukidoji movie. Which basically boiled down to “Weird elf siblings look for legendary monster king, provoke two Tokyo teens into having sex, and the boy turns into skyscraper-sized-monster which fights using giant penis tentacles, and promptly ends the world.” I wasn’t quite scarred for life, but I stopped renting random anime I knew nothing about.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:37:13pm

re: #357 gocart mozart

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I want to see Daisy Ridley whip his ass.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:37:28pm

And we have a name:

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:42:56pm

re: #328 Backwoods_Sleuth

Direct counter action REQUIRED.

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sagehen  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:47:37pm

re: #350 lawhawk

No, Trump isn’t against masks because it makes people realize how much he fucked up. Trump was against masks before people realized how badly he fucked up by not mandating them months ago when we had a chance to contain this.

Trump was against masks even after the CDC suggested mandating them.

Trump was against them even when other countries flattened their curves and were able to reopen safely.

He’s against masks because it would smear his makeup.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:51:53pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:52:09pm

re: #360 Belafon

And we have a name:

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I saw that. He is a walking dead man now.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:57:46pm

re: #357 gocart mozart

Star Wars, where the women are the ones who show compassion. Where we see girls/women go from damsel in distress to kickass generals, and a young girl realizes that she’s got powers no one else ever had contemplated. Or where they understand that they have to be part of something bigger to save the galaxy from an unimaginable threat.

Heck, we see in every movie in the franchise how women move the story along as a protagonist (Leia, Padme, Rey, Jyn), or are integral to the story in some way (Solo’s gf), Admiral Hodo, etc. Even in the other tv series, female characters play important roles.

Shapiro’s letting his misogynistic freak flag fly.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 28, 2020 • 6:59:45pm

re: #365 lawhawk

Star Wars, where the women are the ones who show compassion. Where we see girls/women go from damsel in distress to kickass generals, and a young girl realizes that she’s got powers no one else ever had contemplated. Or where they understand that they have to be part of something bigger to save the galaxy from an unimaginable threat.

Heck, we see in every movie in the franchise how women move the story along as a protagonist (Leia, Padme, Rey, Jyn), or are integral to the story in some way (Solo’s gf), Admiral Hodo, etc. Even in the other tv series, female characters play important roles.

Shapiro’s letting his misogynistic freak flag fly.

I started listening until I realized that I don’t give a fuck what Ben Shapiro thinks about anything.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:00:26pm

re: #349 Dread Pirate

GOP never misses opportunity to trot out tort reform and liability relief for businesses and entities that don’t protect their customers or employees and get sick or die.

It gets in the way of millionaires making more moneys shifting the burdens to everyone else.

Same as always.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:02:23pm

re: #365 lawhawk

Leia was the character who was doing the right thing all along.

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:03:17pm
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:03:56pm

Portland issues ‘maximum fine’ on feds for unpermitted fence outside courthouse; bill is $192,000 ‘and counting’
oregonlive.com

“…Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said Tuesday the city is fining the federal government $500 every 15 minutes - the maximum charge allowed — until it removes an unpermitted fence blocking a bike lane on Southwest Third Avenue.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:04:56pm

Reported US Covid-19 deaths today were the highest since 27 May.

That is two months ago.

Some restrictions have been reintroduced in some states (like here in California - frustratingly I can’t get my hair cut again.)

Still, deaths will probably keep on truckin’, until there is a vaccine. We don’t know when that day is coming.

I do know this though: as it becomes more evident that Covid-19 has killed many more people than other communicable diseases this year, and that fact is driven home (hopefully) by election ads, Trump and his buddies will not find any peace from the bombardment about their failures.

This will drive Trump to be even more reckless… until his old-age leads to some physical decline issues.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:05:42pm

re: #368 The Ghost of a Flea

Totally. Shes’ the one who was trying to save the galaxy. Luke stumbles into this not knowing the story. Han/Chewie were out for the money. Obi Wan was forced back into the game because Luke found the droids and took on the mentor role.

She’s the one who knew what she was doing every step of the way when she was caught. She had a plan and vision right up til she died.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:08:48pm

re: #372 lawhawk

Totally. Shes’ the one who was trying to save the galaxy. Luke stumbles into this not knowing the story. Han/Chewie were out for the money. Obi Wan was forced back into the game because Luke found the droids and took on the mentor role.

She’s the one who knew what she was doing every step of the way when she was caught. She had a plan and vision right up til she died.

She was never tempted to go over to the Dark Side.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:09:47pm

re: #373 The Pie Overlord!

She was never tempted to go over to the Dark Side.

Even in the non-canon fic, this is still true. There was never any doubt about Leia Organa Solo, from the beginning to the end.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:13:17pm

re: #371 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So far, covid19 is climbing the charts in 2020. It’s now the 4th leading cause of death in the US behind the usual suspects:
From 2017:

Heart disease: 647,457
Cancer: 599,108
Covid19 (based on excess mortality: 180,000+
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
Covid19: 150,000+
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
Diabetes: 83,564
Influenza and pneumonia: 55,672
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,633
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173

We’re 3x past the 2017 death toll from influenza. With excess mortality the only things worse are heart disease and cancer. Those are full year figures and covid19 has done that in just about 6 months.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:14:52pm

re: #373 The Pie Overlord!

Padme and Leia weren’t tempted by the dark side.
Rey was.
Jyn thought about not doing anything for anyone, but then came around to helping for the greater good.

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retired cynic  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:25:45pm

re: #357 gocart mozart

Spoken by a spoiled little boy.

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:30:10pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:48:03pm
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austin_blue  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:48:32pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

sadly, it’s actually for manufacturing drugs:

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Gee, remember how Obama was excoriated for picking winners like Solyndra back in ‘09 with a $535 loan?

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:50:52pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:53:51pm

re: #381 jaunte

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First they came for the immigrants, and I did not speak out, because I was not an immigrant.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:54:27pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:55:47pm

re: #383 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

If you’ve made the move to Parler, why are you still on Twitter? Oh, what’s that? It’s too quiet and there’s nobody to engage with over there? That’s what happens when you set up an echo chamber, asshole. Enjoy the ringing in your ears.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2020 • 7:56:42pm
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mmmirele  Jul 28, 2020 • 8:03:37pm

re: #334 Sinistershade

If you don’t mind my asking, what kind of work do you do?

(Wondering as a Googler)

I’m a tech manager for a too big to fail bank. Which is just a fancy name for cat herder. Basically, I manage availability issues and prod people towards solutions. I can (and have) done this from home since March. Some of my coworkers have always worked from home.

Last year the management went all in on this “everyone needs to be working in the office” thing “for the synergies.” Small sites were being shut down and people told to either move into a larger office or get packing At the same time, a new command center was built for my team and other teams, with emphasis on packing people in and subjecting us to constant bombardment by oversized television screens (and some monitoring screens). The execs absolutely turned on a dime the week of March 15. I mean, serious 180 degree. It’s now at the point where we’re getting OMG YOU MUST STAY HOME DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMING IN WE WILL SIC HR ON YOU JUST DON’T DO IT warnings from our leaders.

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As of right now, we’re out of the office until Sept. 8 at the earliest. I expect as we get into August, that day is going to be pushed out again. And again.

ETA: It wasn’t until I was out of the office that I realized what a coronavirus nightmare that place was. The seating is such that you can lean over and touch the next person. And there’s a huge HVAC system constantly recycling the air. It would have been a disaster had we stayed.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 28, 2020 • 8:04:09pm

re: #375 lawhawk

So far, covid19 is climbing the charts in 2020. It’s now the 4th leading cause of death in the US behind the usual suspects:
From 2017:

We’re 3x past the 2017 death toll from influenza. With excess mortality the only things worse are heart disease and cancer. Those are full year figures and covid19 has done that in just about 6 months.

THIS is why all that “just the flu” was truly a deadly irresponsible idea to promote.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2020 • 8:06:03pm
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Kilroy was here  Jul 28, 2020 • 8:11:32pm

Oregon schools face tough climb to on-campus learning

Most of the state’s largest districts will stay with remote education until at least November

Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday unveiled coronavirus testing-related metrics the state must meet before schools can reopen, and it became immediately evident that many of the state’s largest school districts will be online-only this fall.

opb.org

Nice to see the Governor of Oregon at least has a plan and what the rules are.

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gocart mozart  Jul 28, 2020 • 8:17:10pm
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BeachDem  Jul 28, 2020 • 8:29:09pm

re: #343 jaunte

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According to an Agence France-Presse article, this is the background on the America’s Frontline Doctors group, which is the logo emblazoned on the white coats all these quacks are wearing.

The website for “America’s Frontline Doctors” was registered just 11 days ago, a web domain age checker revealed — and the site was taken down by Tuesday afternoon.

“Tea Party Patriots,” a right-wing political group backed by wealthy Republicans, said on its website it was responsible for organizing the Washington summit.

via rawstory.com

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 29, 2020 • 6:40:46am

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Combined Systems, Inc. is just up the road from me about 7 miles. I know a few people that work there.

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Sinistershade  Jul 29, 2020 • 9:55:58am

re: #386 mmmirele

I’m a tech manager for a too big to fail bank. Which is just a fancy name for cat herder. Basically, I manage availability issues and prod people towards solutions. I can (and have) done this from home since March. Some of my coworkers have always worked from home.

Last year the management went all in on this “everyone needs to be working in the office” thing “for the synergies.” Small sites were being shut down and people told to either move into a larger office or get packing At the same time, a new command center was built for my team and other teams, with emphasis on packing people in and subjecting us to constant bombardment by oversized television screens (and some monitoring screens). The execs absolutely turned on a dime the week of March 15. I mean, serious 180 degree. It’s now at the point where we’re getting OMG YOU MUST STAY HOME DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMING IN WE WILL SIC HR ON YOU JUST DON’T DO IT warnings from our leaders.

As of right now, we’re out of the office until Sept. 8 at the earliest. I expect as we get into August, that day is going to be pushed out again. And again.

ETA: It wasn’t until I was out of the office that I realized what a coronavirus nightmare that place was. The seating is such that you can lean over and touch the next person. And there’s a huge HVAC system constantly recycling the air. It would have been a disaster had we stayed.

Funny! I work in Google Payments, so likely at the other end of the chain from where you are. Google was similar. Its corporate culture has never been conducive to working from home, but in early March the company turned on a dime (I’ve been using that same phrase). They’ve been incredibly supportive throughout. As you’ve likely read in the press, US Googlers have the option of working from home through the first half of 2021.


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