Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown: Marcin Patrzalek, Paganini’s Caprice No. 24 on One Guitar

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Famed virtuoso violinist Niccolò Paganini was so amazing he was rumored to be in league with the devil. I suspect Marcin Patrzalek may have made the same bargain.

“Caprice no. 24” arranged and performed by 18-year-old Marcin Patrzalek

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Played on an Ibanez AE900-NT guitar.
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Tuning: CGCGCEb
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301 comments

1
Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:42:30am

Do that thing we do.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:43:06am

GO[spider]TV

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:43:09am

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:44:29am

Now that’s some playing.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:45:20am

re: #3 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I might change the third one to “Theology is like being in a dark room, hearing a cat through the wall, and shouting “It found me!”

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:51:24am

Forget about Calgon, Marcin Patrzalek, take me away!

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:55:19am

You know the song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” The Devil Went Down To Genoa, and Paganini got the Golden Fiddle.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:57:20am

So here is how it’s going:

1. Montgomery Co. AL has voted to rename schools honoring Jeff Davis, R E Lee, and Sidney Lanier (nature poet, PVT in CSA Army.)
2. AL legislature passed prohibition on renaming/removing memorials.
3. Montgomery sued.
4. AL Supreme Court said fines may not be more than $25,000.
5. Montgomery progressives start fundraiser to pay the fines. $50,000 to date.

IMHO, dump the CSA officials, give the poet a break. The Lanier Poets are a proud monster HS football team. (Note that we have a space and rocket center named for a Nazi who barraged London with V1 and V2.)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 11:58:35am

Tampa teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack that targeted high-profile accounts

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:04:35pm

Oh shut the fuck up Orange Foolius!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:04:37pm

Essentially, male cicadas are tripping balls, and cross dressing

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:07:03pm
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nines09  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:08:04pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:08:16pm

re: #9 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Tampa teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack that targeted high-profile accounts

Still send like a massive Twitter failure that this could ever happen. At least to me.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:10:01pm

re: #9 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Tampa teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack that targeted high-profile accounts

Wow, not even old enough to serve in the military or drink but he brought one of the biggest tech companies in the world to its knees.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:11:13pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Essentially, male cicadas are tripping balls, and cross dressing

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Dragonomics  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:11:51pm

re: #10 🌹UOJB!

Oh shut the fuck up Orange Foolius!

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Glad to see he’s talking about his presidency in the past tense.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:13:32pm

re: #10 🌹UOJB!

Oh shut the fuck up Orange Foolius!

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Green lighting killing them for minor offenses is not “more”.

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:14:06pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Essentially, male cicadas are tripping balls, and cross dressing

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Now we know why West Virginia is hard core Republican.

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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:14:13pm

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, not even old enough to serve in the military or drink but he brought one of the biggest tech companies in the world to its knees.

Why am I reminded of Matthew Broderick in Wargames?

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:17:38pm

re: #20 William Lewis

Why am I reminded of Matthew Broderick in Wargames?

please reassure me he didnt do this with a dial up modem

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:23:57pm

re: #21 dangerman

please reassure me he didnt do this with a dial up modem

And an acoustic coupler.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:24:45pm

re: #21 dangerman

please reassure me he didnt do this with a dial up modem

Not a dial up modem but probably from his phone

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:27:55pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:34:55pm

re: #21 dangerman

please reassure me he didnt do this with a dial up modem

pc-museum.com

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:37:38pm

ROTFLMMFAO!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:40:20pm

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Kilroy was here  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:42:17pm

re: #26 🌹UOJB!

ROTFLMMFAO!

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Most corrupt of all Oompus Loompitica

I will now be mopping up the diet coke off my keyboard and monitor..

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Jay C  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:42:51pm

Great guitar work there (to say the least): and Marcin is only 18?? Awesome.

Not surprised a Paganini piece “translates” so well to guitar: according to his Wiki, while old Nick was renown as a violinist, his second- (or maybe first-) favorite instrument was the guitar. Though he never played it in public, apparently.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:46:14pm

Wow (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ Marcin Patrzalek ☜(゚ヮ゚☜) Wow

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sagehen  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:50:32pm

re: #9 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Tampa teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack that targeted high-profile accounts

and next he’ll be recruited to work for NSA…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:57:34pm

He’s checking out.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 12:59:04pm

re: #31 sagehen

and next he’ll be recruited to work for NSA…

He probably should be.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:06:07pm

re: #32 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s checking out.

The longer the virus is doing damage, the more people turn against him.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:07:04pm
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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:08:52pm

re: #32 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s checking out.

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Objection. Assumes facts not in evidence, to wit: has he ever checked in?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:10:54pm
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makeitstop  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:11:21pm

re: #32 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s checking out.

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Well, the first try didn’t work, so maybe he figured he’d go opposite.

He’s out of ideas.

Also - Man in the Hoodie drops a Stephen Miller burn. Behind the button because it’s mildly distasteful, because Man in the Hoodie.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:14:57pm

re: #32 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s checking out.

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based on all the current polling, i’m ok with having it today

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:15:19pm

re: #31 sagehen

and next he’ll be recruited to work for NSA…

or twitter

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makeitstop  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:17:08pm

re: #39 dangerman

based on all the current polling, i’m ok with having it today

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Ipsos suggested today! Wish Trump would have said something a little sooner.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:22:35pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:22:41pm

re: #33 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

re: #31 sagehen

and next he’ll be recruited to work for NSA…

He probably should be.

If this teen is clever, if/when the NSA polygraphs him, he’ll tell the truth to every question they ask - and that may spook the spooks.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:26:19pm
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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:31:04pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

Expect Trump to get tossed after he’s gone from office and under indictment. Any other person spewing his bulkshit would have been booted long ago for near daily TOS violations.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:31:53pm

So, I’ve been thinking about this story of the Jared Covid Response and how the White House basically decided “eh, it doesn’t matter, it’s just people in blue states dying.” This might be the best argument for eliminating the electoral college in favor of a popular vote. A president only responsive to the states he can win is a president not representing the nation as a whole.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:35:14pm

re: #46 KGxvi

That’s basically where the GOP is at right now: They don’t give a shit about anyone who is not Republican.

Hell, they don’t even give a shit about some people who ARE Republican!

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:37:06pm

trump:

move it up
delay it
catastrophic!
hacked!

this is all meaningless nonsense

yes
somethings will be different because of the virus and mailing in ballots

overall though, things will go more or less like every previous election
it will happen on 11/3. On time.
there will be no massive chaos
there will be no catastrophe
there will be official results in a couple of days (as always)
there will likely be no question

even if some states have trouble, even if there are some recounts, even if there are some questions, there will be enough results that it’ll be clear biden won

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Interesting Times  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:38:32pm

Status update from various countries on how they’re coping with COVID:

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:40:30pm

re: #46 KGxvi

So, I’ve been thinking about this story of the Jared Covid Response and how the White House basically decided “eh, it doesn’t matter, it’s just people in blue states dying.” This might be the best argument for eliminating the electoral college in favor of a popular vote. A president only responsive to the states he can win is a president not representing the nation as a whole.

yes. while he’s clearly only been president for the red parts of the red states since day 1, their deliberate covid non-response is the best crystal clear argument

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:44:08pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s basically where the GOP is at right now: They don’t give a shit about anyone who is not Republican.

Hell, they don’t even give a shit about some people who ARE Republican!

I hate doing the “imagine if Obama” game, but seriously, imagine if a Democratic president responded to wildfires in the Dakotas or Nebraska with “eh, fuck em, they don’t vote for us anyway.”

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:45:48pm

embiggen and read it!

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:46:17pm

re: #50 dangerman

yes. while he’s clearly only been president for the red parts of the red states since day 1, their deliberate covid non-response is the best crystal clear argument

On a more academic level, I do wonder how many people don’t vote because of how disenfranchising the electoral college is. Vote for a Republican in California? Meaningless. Vote for a Democrat in Wyoming? Meaningless.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:46:57pm

re: #51 KGxvi

I hate doing the “imagine if Obama” game, but seriously, imagine if a Democratic president responded to wildfires in the Dakotas or Nebraska with “eh, fuck em, they don’t vote for us anyway.”

democrats dont think that way

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:49:13pm

re: #54 dangerman

democrats dont think that way

That’s probably the biggest difference between the parties if you ask me. Hurricane hits Alabama or Louisiana. Dems are there to support em with disaster relief fund but if the same happens to New Jersey or New York, well we saw what happened after Sandy.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:49:41pm

im not even going near the china part

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:51:39pm

re: #56 dangerman

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im not even going near the china part

China whose response he was praising. Fuck him. Him, his staff, & every Congressional Republican can file for unemployment starting January.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:52:58pm

re: #55 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That’s probably the biggest difference between the parties if you ask me. Hurricane hits Alabama or Louisiana. Dems are there to support em with disaster relief fund but if the same happens to New Jersey or New York, well we saw what happened after Sandy.

R’s America: liberty and justice for some

D’s America: liberty and Justice for all
as Eleanor Roosevelt said “When it’s better for everyone, it’s better for everyone.”

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:53:54pm

re: #57 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

China whose response he was praising. Fuck him. Him, his staff, & every Congressional Republican can file for unemployment starting January.

and for only them. we should specifically cut the UI benefit

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:53:57pm

re: #58 dangerman

R’s America: liberty and justice for some

D’s America: liberty and Justice for all
as Eleanor Roosevelt said “When it’s better for everyone, it’s better for everyone.”

Truly. Republicans fuck you I got mine mentality is why I could never be a Republican.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:54:43pm

re: #59 dangerman

and for only them. we should specifically cut the UI benefit

Yep let Gym Jordan and friends find a job in Trump’s shitty economy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 1:57:56pm

Who called it?

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makeitstop  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:00:52pm

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who called it?

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Heh. I mentioned it yesterday.

Next - the proclamation of a miracle cure!

Of kayfabe, maybe.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:01:11pm

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who called it?

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idiot’s got an idiot for a doctor

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A Mom Anon  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:03:55pm

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Oh I see. NOW he’s all for his decisions being between him and his doctor without government bureaucrats involved. Interesting….

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:07:03pm

I approve of this message.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:07:21pm

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who called it?

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Gohmert is the answer to the question of what happens to the person who gets the worst passing grade on his bar exams. I’m not going to feel bad for him if he worsens his condition through this stupidity.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:07:56pm

re: #65 A Mom Anon

Oh I see. NOW he’s all for his decisions being between him and his doctor without government bureaucrats involved. Interesting….

Of course. He’s a cisgender Republican male.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:10:07pm

re: #51 KGxvi

I hate doing the “imagine if Obama” game, but seriously, imagine if a Democratic president responded to wildfires in the Dakotas or Nebraska with “eh, fuck em, they don’t vote for us anyway.”

IIRC the Republican SPOS for GHWB said those exact words about Jewish Americans.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:12:32pm

re: #69 The Pie Overlord!

IIRC the Republican SPOS for GHWB said those exact words about Jewish Americans.

Yep Jim Baker.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:15:17pm

re: #64 dangerman

I got 50 bucks that says he’s not taking it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:19:22pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:22:03pm

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A Mom Anon  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:23:30pm

re: #68 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And wouldn’t HE be one of those government bureaucrats he’s whining about?

Also too, I think he’s lying his ass off about taking hydroxycholoroquine, My understanding is that they use that in more serious cases for COVID-19 in the hospital under medical supervision. (If that’s wrong, I stand corrected) And even then it’s not a common go to medication.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:25:07pm

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Gohmert must have gotten an “investment tip” from the freedom caucus and now he’s stuck.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:26:01pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:27:01pm

re: #50 dangerman

yes. while he’s clearly only been president for the red parts of the red states since day 1, their deliberate covid non-response is the best crystal clear argument

I observe that blue states residents are mostly under control or heading there (California, I hope!), while red states are spiraling out of control. Special case, I grant you, but it appears there’s one thing worse than being ignored by the WH.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:27:34pm

re: #76 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Good I hope they lose both the Senate and Presidency. They decided to enable this pigfucker. They can go down with him.

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SteelPH  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:27:38pm

re: #76 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They near unanimously voted to acquit Trump. Distancing themselves from him is all but impossible.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:28:36pm

re: #54 dangerman

democrats dont think that way

That’s what Moscow Mitch counts on. I’m not suggesting that Democrats start acting like Republicans, but they count on us to be the grown ups so they can throw their petulant tantrums while they redistribute wealth upward and pack the courts to back their play. To add insult to injury they’ve convinced their voters that anything that negatively impacts them (their voters) is the fault of the Democrats. It’s frustrating as hell and one more reasons why we need to just vote them out.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:28:55pm
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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:29:28pm

re: #77 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

All these red states didn’t have a plan, wont mandate masking and are going out of their way to maximize exposures, cases, and run up a body count.

Blue states were trying to minimize spread at every turn and GOP thwarted.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:30:33pm

re: #76 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sam Wang from Princeton Election Consortium was on The New Abnormal today, he said they’re projecting the Dems to get to 52 Senate seats at the moment. I think he said the +/- is 3, so anywhere between 49 and 55.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:30:49pm

re: #61 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yep let Gym Jordan and friends find a job in Trump’s shitty economy.

Wing-nut welfare will scoop them up. People like the Kochs and Betsy DeVos’ family have more money now thanks to Trump to prop up asshols like Gym and Gohmert.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:30:50pm

re: #79 SteelPH

They near unanimously voted to acquit Trump. Distancing themselves from him is all but impossible.

Yup. Fuck them all. Every last one.

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Jay C  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:31:17pm

re: #73 Patricia Kayden

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Y’know: this is probably meant as satire, but I wouldn’t take any bets on some GOPer or other (or Trump) making this same asinine “argument” in seriousness, I.e. ”the election is rigged, so we’re going to boycott it!” as an excuse to try to explain away a Blue Tsunami , and delegitimize any (every) elected (D)s, even more than usual.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:32:05pm

re: #53 KGxvi

On a more academic level, I do wonder how many people don’t vote because of how disenfranchising the electoral college is. Vote for a Republican in California? Meaningless. Vote for a Democrat in Wyoming? Meaningless.

well, I’m in Kentucky and vote for Democrats so I can honestly say “I didn’t vote for that asshole”.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:32:13pm

re: #65 A Mom Anon

Oh I see. NOW he’s all for his decisions being between him and his doctor without government bureaucrats involved. Interesting….

Come on now, we women folks can’t be expected to understand. (hopefully snark tag not needed but here it is ///)

BTW, how are Cleo’s paws?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:32:59pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:33:38pm

re: #83 KGxvi

Sam Wang from Princeton Election Consortium was on The New Abnormal today, he said they’re projecting the Dems to get to 52 Senate seats at the moment. I think he said the +/- is 3, so anywhere between 49 and 55.

I definitely like the odds right now. A wave election could push a LOT of toss-up or even lean-R seats our way. I’d love to see Alaska go our way, for instance. Loeffler needs to go in Georgia. Getting rid of Lindsay and Mitch would be gravy, but DELICIOUS gravy. Cornyn doubly so. Shame that neither of the Florida seats is up this year - it feels like it’s the right time in the cycle when Skeletor and Rubio could both be vulnerable.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:35:06pm

This is my favorite thing from the Princeton Election Consortium…

Baseline EV vote: Biden 355-131 with 72 undecided
If Biden overperforms by 3%: 413-119 w/6 undecided (Arkansas!)
If Trump overperforms by 3%: Biden still wins 319-203 with 16 undecided

That 3% is important because that’s about what the polls were off by in 2016.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:35:23pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:35:47pm

re: #90 i(m)p(each)sos

I definitely like the odds right now. A wave election could push a LOT of toss-up or even lean-R seats our way. I’d love to see Alaska go our way, for instance. Loeffler needs to go in Georgia. Getting rid of Lindsay and Mitch would be gravy, but DELICIOUS gravy. Cornyn doubly so. Shame that neither of the Florida seats is up this year - it feels like it’s the right time in the cycle when Skeletor and Rubio could both be vulnerable.

I would hope that Rubio is a big target in 2022. But yeah he’s fortunate he’s not up this time. My hope is Val Demings runs against him assuming she’s not VP or in the cabinet.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:35:47pm

re: #86 Jay C

Y’know: this is probably meant as satire, but I wouldn’t take any bets on some GOPer or other (or Trump) making this same asinine “argument” in seriousness, I.e. ”the election is rigged, so we’re going to boycott it!” as an excuse to try to explain away a Blue Tsunami , and delegitimize any (every) elected (D)s, even more than usual.

Then we tell them what my mom used to say, if you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:36:08pm

re: #90 i(m)p(each)sos

The problem in Georgia is they have that weird ass run off system where if nobody gets 50% in the general, then the top two have a run off in December and Dem turnout for those tend to be down.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:37:30pm

re: #91 KGxvi

This is my favorite thing from the Princeton Election Consortium…

Baseline EV vote: Biden 355-131 with 72 undecided
If Biden overperforms by 3%: 413-119 w/6 undecided (Arkansas!)
If Trump overperforms by 3%: Biden still wins 319-203 with 16 undecided

That 3% is important because that’s about what the polls were off by in 2016.

God the mid one would be the biggest Dem win since 1964. It would be a huge repudiation of Trump and we need that to eradicate the damage he’s done.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:38:01pm

re: #93 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I would hope that Rubio is a big target in 2022. But yeah he’s fortunate he’s not up this time. My hope is Val Demings runs against him assuming she’s not VP or in the cabinet.

If I win the lottery between now and then, I’m either moving to Key West to run against him or at the very least creating a SuperPAC specifically to beat him.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:38:04pm

Ow, oof, yowza, OUCH.

Pooping cannot be fun, either.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:38:55pm

re: #86 Jay C

Y’know: this is probably meant as satire, but I wouldn’t take any bets on some GOPer or other (or Trump) making this same asinine “argument” in seriousness, I.e. ”the election is rigged, so we’re going to boycott it!” as an excuse to try to explain away a Blue Tsunami , and delegitimize any (every) elected (D)s, even more than usual.

Ok. I see no downside.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:39:00pm

re: #88 Teddy’s Person

They are better, but still yucky. She has to take antibiotics on a full stomach and she’s decided that NOW is the time to be picky. I am blaming the Husband for this, he feeds her off his plate and as a result has very bad manners. So HE can wrestle the meds down her throat. I am in “about ready to hand in my 2 weeks notice” mode. I know she’s bored and she keeps trying to sneak into the pool. I swear, if I actually had real help around here I’d faint.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:39:00pm

re: #67 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Gohmert is the answer to the question of what happens to the person who gets the worst passing grade on his bar exams. I’m not going to feel bad for him if he worsens his condition through this stupidity.

Yep, like I say about doctors. What do you call someone who graduated dead last from medical school? Doctor.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:40:06pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:41:17pm

re: #95 KGxvi

The problem in Georgia is they have that weird ass run off system where if nobody gets 50% in the general, then the top two have a run off in December and Dem turnout for those tend to be down.

And watch it end up being the one race that determines control of the Senate…

I have a feeling that this year is different, 2018 but even more so. Dems are motivated this year in a way we haven’t seen in a long time. They’ll show up for a runoff if that’s what it takes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:41:31pm

re: #97 KGxvi

If I win the lottery between now and then, I’m either moving to Key West to run against him or at the very least creating a SuperPAC specifically to beat him.

He pisses me off so much. The piety bs and trying so desperately to be the GOP Obama when he doesn’t have any of Obama’s ability.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:42:35pm

re: #104 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He pisses me off so much. The piety bs and trying so desperately to be the GOP Obama when he doesn’t have any of Obama’s ability.

I wanted to like him when he first showed up on the national stage… but his moral cowardice in the face of Trump has just pissed me off to no end.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:43:38pm

re: #95 KGxvi

The problem in Georgia is they have that weird ass run off system where if nobody gets 50% in the general, then the top two have a run off in December and Dem turnout for those tend to be down.

I think we may have to reset that thinking about “off” elections. We’ll have to see but I think Dems are starting to get it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:43:40pm

re: #105 KGxvi

I wanted to like him when he first showed up on the national stage… but his moral cowardice in the face of Trump has just pissed me off to no end.

Yeah he’s the cowardly lion. Really says how serious he is that the best he could get on Trump was a dick joke.

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Jay C  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:43:59pm

re: #95 KGxvi

The problem in Georgia is they have that weird ass run off system where if nobody gets 50% in the general, then the top two have a run off in December and Dem turnout for those tend to be down.

I thought the “jungle” election was only for the “B” seat (Kelly Loeffler’s - something to do with it being an appointed seat(?) - and that the “A” race (Perdue v. Ossoff) was a straight either/or. Am I incorrect?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:44:38pm

Gohmerts doctor probably just wrote him an HCQ prescription so he’d stop yelling at everyone in the office and leave.

Half /

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:45:43pm

re: #100 A Mom Anon

They are better, but still yucky. She has to take antibiotics on a full stomach and she’s decided that NOW is the time to be picky. I am blaming the Husband for this, he feeds her off his plate and as a result has very bad manners. So HE can wrestle the meds down her throat. I am in “about ready to hand in my 2 weeks notice” mode. I know she’s bored and she keeps trying to sneak into the pool. I swear, if I actually had real help around here I’d faint.

I always hate when Teddy has to take antibiotics or pain killers. They make him sick, and there’s vomit to clean up if I don’t time his eating and taking the pills right. Usually, I feed him chicken and rice, wait about 1-2 hours then give him yogurt and pumpkin after he takes the pill. Luckily, he’s not had to take either very often (3-4 times in his life). Also, Teddy takes pills like a dream. If he’s eating kibble, I can just trow them into his food bowl otherwise it gets squished in some cheese.

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:46:04pm

re: #108 Jay C

I thought the “jungle” election was only for the “B” seat (Kelly Loeffler’s - something to do with it being an appointed seat(?) - and that the “A” race (Perdue v. Ossoff) was a straight either/or. Am I incorrect?

My understanding is Georgia is one of those states that has a Jim Crow era rule that the winner has to get 50% in the general or there is a run-off.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:46:41pm

re: #106 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think we may have to reset that thinking about “off” elections. We’ll have to see but I think Dems are starting to get it.

I think so. Gotta avoid 2010/14 type years. Not every election will be 2018 but we don’t need to sit home. The job continues in 2021 too. I’m still looking at who to support for Governor. But my early pick is Jennifer McClelland, experienced, fairly young, & an African American woman with a liberal yet pragmatic record. I’d be thrilled to help her and Virginia become the first state to elect two African Americans governors.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:49:09pm

re: #89 Patricia Kayden

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Good to see masks on a few.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:50:22pm

re: #101 Eventual Carrion

Yep, like I say about doctors. What do you call someone who graduated dead last from medical school? Doctor.

and someone has an appointment in 10 minutes

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A Mom Anon  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:50:23pm

re: #111 KGxvi

Yep. It’s very confusing and I think that’s by design.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:50:59pm

re: #110 Teddy’s Person

I always hate when Teddy has to take antibiotics or pain killers. They make him sick, and there’s vomit to clean up if I don’t time his eating and taking the pills right. Usually, I feed him chicken and rice, wait about 1-2 hours then give him yogurt and pumpkin after he takes the pill. Luckily, he’s not had to take either very often (3-4 times in his life). Also, Teddy takes pills like a dream. If he’s eating kibble, I can just trow them into his food bowl otherwise it gets squished in some cheese.

We were really good with just quality dog food from the bag until she had to do antibiotics as part of heart worm regimen. Then we had to add some moist can food or rice/chicken/broth to the kibble. She won’t go back to just kibble.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:51:11pm

snort

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KGxvi  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:51:24pm

re: #115 A Mom Anon

Yep. It’s very confusing and I think that’s by design.

Yeah, I just looked it up on wikipedia, and apparently the run offs isn’t until January, after the new Congress is supposed to be seated.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:52:45pm

re: #74 A Mom Anon

And wouldn’t HE be one of those government bureaucrats he’s whining about?

No. Bureaucrats are the career worker bees that work in various agencies.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:53:32pm

I guess James Murdoch decided he couldn’t be a moderating influence:

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:55:17pm

re: #116 Barefoot Grin

We were really good with just quality dog food from the bag until she had to do antibiotics as part of heart worm regimen. Then we had to add some moist can food or rice/chicken/broth to the kibble. She won’t go back to just kibble.

Like you, I make sure Teddy gets good quality food and treats plus give him the kind of people food that’s good for him. He loves carrots and apples and knows the sound of me cutting up carrots. Every once in a while I’ll just cook him some chicken and rice because he’s the best. But he’s good about going back back to just plain kibble.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:56:42pm

re: #120 Barefoot Grin

I guess James Murdoch decided he couldn’t be a moderating influence:

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lachlan won

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 2:56:56pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:00:29pm

re: #120 Barefoot Grin

Maybe James finally gave up when his brother became heir-apparent to having actual control of the Murdoch empire.

James may mean well, but the bottom line is his father makes the “Daddy Warbucks” (of the comics) look like am ineffective hack.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:01:37pm

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:01:42pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:01:49pm

In 2010, Karen Bass spoke at dedication ceremony for a Scientology building.

Also commemorating the occasion was Ms. Karen Bass, Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly: “As a public servant, I try to do everything in my power to give a voice to the voiceless, and to guarantee that no one goes unheard. But through human rights education, we empower everyone to lift their voice and to be heard. The Church of Scientology I know has made a difference, because your Creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere.” goes to a Scientology source

🤔

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:03:18pm

re: #113 Eventual Carrion

Good to see masks on a few.

I really don’t care, do u?

I have no sympathy (or empathy either, apparently) any longer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:04:26pm

re: #100 A Mom Anon

They are better, but still yucky. She has to take antibiotics on a full stomach and she’s decided that NOW is the time to be picky. I am blaming the Husband for this, he feeds her off his plate and as a result has very bad manners. So HE can wrestle the meds down her throat. I am in “about ready to hand in my 2 weeks notice” mode. I know she’s bored and she keeps trying to sneak into the pool. I swear, if I actually had real help around here I’d faint.

Glory is on Lasix for the rest of her life (congestive heart failure) and we don’t usually have a prob with hiding the half tab in some raw chicken.
Antibiotics are always a fight shoving it down her throat with the help of a syringe full of water. There is NOTHING that hides the taste of an antibiotic. NOTHING.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:05:37pm

re: #120 Barefoot Grin

I guess James Murdoch decided he couldn’t be a moderating influence:

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Wasn’t Lachlan the main guy in the News of the World voicemail scandal in the UK?

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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:07:13pm

re: #117 Teddy’s Person

snort

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Kerebros (a fancy way to name a dog “Spot”).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:07:35pm

re: #121 Teddy’s Person

Like you, I make sure Teddy gets good quality food and treats plus give him the kind of people food that’s good for him. He loves carrots and apples and knows the sound of me cutting up carrots. Every once in a while I’ll just cook him some chicken and rice because he’s the best. But he’s good about going back back to just plain kibble.

I made a duck the other day, took one bite and spit it out…and promptly made duck and rice for the dogs. They enjoyed it for a couple of weeks.

I did not like duck at all.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:09:20pm

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I made a duck the other day, took one bite and spit it out…and promptly made duck and rice for the dogs. They enjoyed it for a couple of weeks.

I did not like duck at all.

I suspect you were extra popular during those couple of weeks. I’ve never had duck.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:10:37pm

re: #127 Teddy’s Person

In 2010, Karen Bass spoke at dedication ceremony for a Scientology building.

🤔

oops

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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:10:47pm

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I made a duck the other day, took one bite and spit it out…and promptly made duck and rice for the dogs. They enjoyed it for a couple of weeks.

I did not like duck at all.

Lucky dogs (yep,I like duck.).
It is easy to understand if not though. Wild or domestic?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:11:39pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

Glory is on Lasix for the rest of her life (congestive heart failure) and we don’t usually have a prob with hiding the half tab in some raw chicken.
Antibiotics are always a fight shoving it down her throat with the help of a syringe full of water. There is NOTHING that hides the taste of an antibiotic. NOTHING.

I give my kids pills wrapped in Kraft singles. A small piece to wrap the whole pill and then I moosh it in my fist to seal it with my body heat. They never spit out a pill. One piece of cheese will do 4-6 pills.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:12:18pm

MrBWS got a storm call out this afternoon to head to Florida.
I’ve got a sorta scary medical thing happening next Friday, so he declined so he could be home to provide moral support.
Even though we could really REALLY use the money since he’s been laid off since May 9.

(he’s such a great guy)

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:14:00pm

re: #136 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I give my kids pills wrapped in Kraft singles. A small piece to wrap the whole pill and then I moosh it in my fist to seal it with my body heat. They never spit out a pill. One piece of cheese will do 4-6 pills.

Our dog also will gobble them down if wrapped in meat or cheese. Side note: I don’t really think about the health benefits, I just love the sound of a dog crunching down on apple or carrot chunks. Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch—please sir, may I have some more?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:14:24pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:14:37pm

re: #133 Teddy’s Person

I suspect you were extra popular during those couple of weeks. I’ve never had duck.

I’m always popular. When I make salmon, they all get some raw before I cook it. Asparagus ends make great dog treats. Carrots, apples, you name it.

I spoil them horribly. I live for them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:15:57pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good grief, if he leans forward much more it’ll be “I’ve toppled over and I can’t get up”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:16:30pm

re: #135 William Lewis

Lucky dogs (yep,I like duck.).
It is easy to understand if not though. Wild or domestic?

Likely domestic. I got it on sale at Loblaws. It was tough, and tasted nasty.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:16:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:16:48pm

JFC, he looks ridiculous

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Jay C  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:17:44pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief, if he leans forward much more it’ll be “I’ve toppled over and I can’t get up”

He seems to regard the law of gravity with about as much respect as the Emoluments Clause…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:18:36pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:18:38pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:20:21pm

Kid on a scooter tries to steal an old lady’s phone and she kicks his ass and takes away his helmet.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:21:49pm

re: #140 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m always popular. When I make salmon, they all get some raw before I cook it. Asparagus ends make great dog treats. Carrots, apples, you name it.

I spoil them horribly. I live for them.

That’s why I said “extra” 😉

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:22:23pm

Depending on her schedule, I make dinner two or three nights a week. I’d gladly do more, but my wife is a great cook and enjoys cooking. I have about five or six standby recipes, so that is part of the reason, too.

Tonight I made the Cuban national dish Ropa Vieja. I guess the flank steak was cheap as hell before they put the word “steak” on it. Now this is probably the most expensive meal I make.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:24:27pm
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BeachDem  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:24:38pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief, if he leans forward much more it’ll be “I’ve toppled over and I can’t get up”

And the makeup (or lack thereof) and the two-tiered pompadour and the hideous blue suit…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:25:12pm

re: #150 Barefoot Grin

Depending on her schedule, I make dinner two or three nights a week. I’d gladly do more, but my wife is a great cook and enjoys cooking. I have about five or six standby recipes, so that is part of the reason, too.

Tonight I made the Cuban national dish Ropa Vieja. I guess the flank steak was cheap as hell before they put the word “steak” on it. Now this is probably the most expensive meal I make.

YUM!! That’s one of my favorites.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:25:18pm

re: #148 The Pie Overlord!

Kid on a scooter tries to steal an old lady’s phone and she kicks his ass and takes away his helmet.

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I couldn’t tell. Did he get her phone? Look like he had something in his hand while she pummeled him with his helmet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:25:20pm

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:25:28pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:28:17pm

re: #152 BeachDem

And the makeup (or lack thereof) and the two-tiered pompadour and the hideous blue suit…

It really is an indication that no one loves him. Would you let someone you love go out in public like that? I remember when my mom put her foot down and told my dad to get rid of the comb over. He looked so much better.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:28:21pm

re: #154 Teddy’s Person

I couldn’t tell. Did he get her phone? Look like he had something in his hand while she pummeled him with his helmet.

Looked to me like the phone hit the pavement off to the right

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:28:30pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:29:41pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:33:23pm

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:33:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:34:57pm

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:39:22pm

re: #162 goddamnedfrank

Fan is there at the back of the crowd that never materialized to cool those folx at the back? But the tiny crowd doesn’t extends that far.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:41:39pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:42:29pm

Night Lizards. I’ve had enough for today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:42:36pm
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mmmirele  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:42:52pm

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Jay C  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:44:46pm

re: #164 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Fan is there at the back of the crowd that never materialized to cool those folx at the back? But the tiny crowd doesn’t extends that far.

Is that actually a fan?
Looks more like some piece of sound equipment - parabolic mic?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:51:00pm
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mmmirele  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:53:05pm

re: #127 Teddy’s Person

In 2010, Karen Bass spoke at dedication ceremony for a Scientology building.

🤔

OK, speaking as someone who has protested and tracked Scientology for over a quarter century, I wouldn’t be especially concerned about her speaking at a Scn dedication 10 years ago. Plus, in LA, it seems like every government official gets roped into one Scientology event before they wise up. It’s the people like former Sheriff Lee Baca and the cops at the precinct local to the Scn buildings in LA (sorry, can’t remember which precinct it is) that have to be looked at carefully. I don’t remember exactly where I read it, but I seem to recall that the recent investigation and indictment of Danny Masterson had to be handled in a different group than the local precinct because the precinct is too close to Scientology.

Tl;dr: one dedication, 10 years ago? Not to worry. Frequent appearances at LA Scn functions—definitely to worry. I’m not worried.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:53:15pm

Grrrrrrrrr

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:55:02pm

re: #29 Jay C

Not surprised a Paganini piece “translates” so well to guitar: according to his Wiki, while old Nick was renown as a violinist, his second- (or maybe first-) favorite instrument was the guitar. Though he never played it in public, apparently.

Exhibit A? Toy Dolls , The devil went down to Scunthorpe =;-)

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2020 • 3:58:57pm

re: #164 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Fan is there at the back of the crowd that never materialized to cool those folx at the back? But the tiny crowd doesn’t extends that far.

It’s socially-distanced. It’s his smartest fan.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:00:47pm

re: #169 Jay C

Is that actually a fan?
Looks more like some piece of sound equipment - parabolic mic?

Well, with that crowd they could get a regular mike right up under his facehole with no problem. But you could be right.

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BeachDem  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:01:14pm

re: #171 mmmirele

OK, speaking as someone who has protested and tracked Scientology for over a quarter century, I wouldn’t be especially concerned about her speaking at a Scn dedication 10 years ago. Plus, in LA, it seems like every government official gets roped into one Scientology event before they wise up. It’s the people like former Sheriff Lee Baca and the cops at the precinct local to the Scn buildings in LA (sorry, can’t remember which precinct it is) that have to be looked at carefully. I don’t remember exactly where I read it, but I seem to recall that the recent investigation and indictment of Danny Masterson had to be handled in a different group than the local precinct because the precinct is too close to Scientology.

Tl;dr: one dedication, 10 years ago? Not to worry. Frequent appearances at LA Scn functions—definitely to worry. I’m not worried.

It’s not so much that she spoke at the dedication—it’s what she said:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:03:27pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:07:16pm
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KingKenrod  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:09:09pm

They just passed the defense bill, wtf are they buying jets for? Do they tack a jet or two into everything they pass?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:09:29pm

...

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:10:51pm

re: #171 mmmirele

OK, speaking as someone who has protested and tracked Scientology for over a quarter century, I wouldn’t be especially concerned about her speaking at a Scn dedication 10 years ago. Plus, in LA, it seems like every government official gets roped into one Scientology event before they wise up. It’s the people like former Sheriff Lee Baca and the cops at the precinct local to the Scn buildings in LA (sorry, can’t remember which precinct it is) that have to be looked at carefully. I don’t remember exactly where I read it, but I seem to recall that the recent investigation and indictment of Danny Masterson had to be handled in a different group than the local precinct because the precinct is too close to Scientology.

Tl;dr: one dedication, 10 years ago? Not to worry. Frequent appearances at LA Scn functions—definitely to worry. I’m not worried.

I was hoping you’d chime in and add some context.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:13:02pm

Just got an email from 23&Me:

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:14:25pm

re: #176 BeachDem

Poor judgment on Bass’ part but if she’s the VP, she gets my vote.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:14:49pm

re: #180 goddamnedfrank

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thecommodore  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:17:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:17:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:19:26pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

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so, what heathcare plan has passed Congress that he will BE SIGNING ON SUNDAY???

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:19:43pm
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:21:29pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

so, what heathcare plan has passed Congress that he will BE SIGNING ON SUNDAY???

I can only surmise it has something to do with demon sperm.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:21:38pm
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thecommodore  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:23:18pm

re: #176 BeachDem

It’s not so much that she spoke at the dedication—it’s what she said:

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It’s also if there are any ties between Bass & Scientology beyond this, or if she’s had a change of heart in the ten years since this happened.

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mmmirele  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:30:30pm

re: #192 thecommodore

It’s also if there are any ties between Bass & Scientology beyond this, or if she’s had a change of heart in the ten years since this happened.

I did a quick (REALLY QUICK) search and it appears she has appeared at a number of Scientology grand openings in the LA region, but it appears nothing more recent than 2016. I am less thrilled, but still not especially concerned. What would concern me is if it came out she was taking services at a Scn org. As for her appearances, I’m sure Scn put something on a card and handed it to her as she went up to speak.

I expect that Tony Ortega (the journalist on the Scientology beat) will likely have something about Bass in the next day or so.

ETA: Anyone who has taken services at a Scientology org is RIGHT OUT for a position in government, IMHO. That’s because the process of auditing is designed to get blackmail material. There’s a whole thing called “culling the pre-clear folders” to find dirt. In its own way, Scientology is just as bad as certain authoritarian governments we are aware of.

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BeachDem  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:32:07pm

re: #183 Patricia Kayden

Poor judgment on Bass’ part but if she’s the VP, she gets my vote.

Oh, mine too—but I prefer someone younger and more dynamic (Kamala’s still my first choice.) The only one who would give me pause—and Joe would never pick her in a million trillion years, no matter how much the afterBerners shriek, is Nina Turner.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:33:11pm

re: #172 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Grrrrrrrrr

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I just listened to Jake’s interview with Preet Bharara. They talked a lot about Jake’s book The Outpost. This is kind of his passion now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:33:29pm

re: #194 BeachDem

I’ve been Team Kamala since Day 1

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:36:55pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve been Team Kamala since Day 1

Very much an Elizabethan, but we need someone strong in FL or GA.

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BeachDem  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:37:58pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

Me too, and I have the photos to prove it!

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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:48:42pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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committed!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:52:16pm

re: #198 BeachDem

Me too, and I have the photos to prove it!

I’m in Kentucky, so you know I live through you vicariously!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:52:19pm
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Interesting Times  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:52:40pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

The, er, “conventional” practice is that the party in opposition goes first. So what’s the date for the GOP shitshow? Or do they still not have one because they (like a covid virus floating in the air) have yet to find a host?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:53:38pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

So looking forward to that. I really enjoyed the last Democratic Convention in 2016. The Republican convention was a hate fest. No way am I watching this year.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:57:21pm

re: #200 Teddy’s Person

committed!

Ditto!

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:58:00pm

re: #143 The Pie Overlord!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:58:15pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 4:59:16pm

Teddy is so ready.

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Interesting Times  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:04:19pm

re: #185 thecommodore

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:06:41pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:10:12pm

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BeachDem  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:11:27pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

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🌹UOJB!  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:12:03pm

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rabbit Season, Duck Season trilogy.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:14:49pm

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BeachDem  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:16:26pm

re: #211 Interesting Times

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:18:47pm

re: #217 i(m)p(each)sos

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austin_blue  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:21:50pm

re: #219 lawhawk

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Speaking of which, what was the decision on surgery/not surgery?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:22:43pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:23:23pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:23:43pm

re: #215 BeachDem

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:24:57pm

re: #219 lawhawk

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at least I could blame my broken arm on the cat when I fell.

;)

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:26:09pm

Is this real or is this a Monty Python skit?

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Jay C  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:30:10pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So what stupid stunt do we imagine the “President” and/or his campaign creatures are likely to pull in the Aug. 17-20 timeframe to try to step on the DNC, and grab “attention” for The Orange One…..?

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stpaulbear  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:30:21pm

re: #209 Teddy’s Person

Teddy is so ready.

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Little Richard - Ready Teddy

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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:30:40pm

re: #217 i(m)p(each)sos

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:30:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:32:12pm

re: #225 The Pie Overlord!

Is this real or is this a Monty Python skit?

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he is a “humourist”

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:33:23pm

re: #225 The Pie Overlord!

Maybe he’ll get punched. Satirically.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:34:42pm
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NetworkKed  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:34:48pm

I really, really don’t want to click on it. # QOnionsonTop ?

Also, fuck sovereign citizens.

(edit to break the auto twitter hashtag link)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:35:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:35:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:36:51pm
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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:38:08pm

re: #220 austin_blue

Need additional scan. Then, 2d opinion.

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:40:12pm

re: #229 jaunte

Then Democrats should press case and impeach Trump and Barr and the rest. Make all of them accountable and go all the way in.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:40:26pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:42:09pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shorter Gym Jordan: fuck the Constitution

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stpaulbear  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:42:36pm

I early voted in the MN primary elections today in person. The voting location has generous hours 6-7 days a week. There were about a dozen voting booths in the room, and I was the only person there to vote the whole time I was there (I suspected this would be the case). Pens were one-use only and there was lots of hand sanitizer around. I’m planning on doing the same for the general election.

Stopped at a Walgreens on the way home to get some stuff, and mask compliance would have been 100% but some guy walked up to the prescription counter and thought that he needed to take his mask off so the clerk could hear what he was saying. Duh. There was a plexiglass screen between them, so hopefully he didn’t put the clerk at risk. I wonder if he does that in every store that he visits?

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:42:57pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jordan is an angry child.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:43:17pm

“But you said…”

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:48:33pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:50:07pm

re: #242 jaunte

Jordan is an angry child.

And you know that when that exchange was over Jim thought “I really pwned him!”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:51:54pm
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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:52:50pm
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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:55:40pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:56:14pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:56:50pm

Off to Target to pick up the stuff I ordered this afternoon. Ordering on-line made it far too easy to add a 46 oz. bear full of animal crackers to the order while I was looking at cookies.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 5:59:58pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

so, what heathcare plan has passed Congress that he will BE SIGNING ON SUNDAY???

He says this every few weeks

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makeitstop  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:06:10pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He looks tired. Don’t you think he looks tired?

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:08:11pm

re: #252 makeitstop

I understood that reference!
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NetworkKed  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:13:05pm

I have just enough liberal mennonite left in me to almost sympathize with the “you’re banning church services so you should ban protests” argument. Almost. And probably not from the direction the christianists would argue.

Religion, done right, is a matter of conscience, as is protesting in good faith. Worshiping god is the right thing to do, so you do it. Protesting injustice is the right thing to do, so you do it. Coming out of the anabaptist tradition as I do, there’s a strong flavor of worshiping/doing as your conscience dictates, regardless of risk to yourself.

Of course the comparison breaks down given any kind of rational theology. If I don’t worship in a large group (in person) (indoors) (with no mask on) (in the middle of a pandemic), god is still worshipped. A rational god is going to care for its people, and not demand they perfomatively risk their lives.

A protest where no one shows up is not a protest. The injustice they are protesting is not remediated via no one showing up. I will say that there is an honest moral balancing to be done - am I doing more harm by attending a mass protest than by not protesting?

I could go on about theologies of salvation, of faith versus works, of the never-sufficiently-condemned moral pit of Calvinism, and the abiblical lie of christian magic (which leads to the gross disaster of christian magical thinking)… but as a frothing agnostic it just doesn’t seem worth the effort.

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gocart mozart  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:17:11pm

Crazy crime. He calls himself a sovereign citizen and refused a public defender. His Bond is $2,000,000

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:21:21pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:23:48pm

re: #225 The Pie Overlord!

Is this real or is this a Monty Python skit?

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Come on.
He told him he couldn’t enter because he wasn’t wearing a mask, AND was recording in portrait mode…

Obviously real

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:25:40pm

White House opposes requirement for passengers to wear masks on planes, trains
reuters.com

Because he’s trying to kill as many of us as possible.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:26:32pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

so, what heathcare plan has passed Congress that he will BE SIGNING ON SUNDAY???

‘member this?

Two weeks ago interview taped July 17 and aired two days later, Trump told Chris Wallace:

“We’re signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan that the Supreme Court decision on DACA gave me the right to do”

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plansbandc  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:27:53pm

I hate Gym only slightly less than I hate tRump.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:31:28pm

But the “White House” wants the covid numbers to keep rising.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:34:41pm

re: #261 jaunte

But the “White House” wants the covid numbers to keep rising.

Yeah, it’s real damn shame that the constituents of Republican Party spent so much time and effort handing over power to a tiny number of party cadre elites that then decided it’s okay to just let a bunch of people die.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:34:49pm
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ozharas  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:36:24pm
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Belafon  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:37:59pm

re: #263 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Then get a bill the Democrats and the remaining ones will pass.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:39:03pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:41:57pm

Me thinks Dersh is going under the bus.

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Jack Burton  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:42:53pm

re: #246 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

“Social Media was a mistake”

The problem with that is people think if Facebook and Twitter weren’t things, everything would be sunshine and rainbows.

They are just the latest biggest versions of something that’s existed since dialup modems, and BBSes.

There were “communities” that formed and grew on BBSes, USENET, chat rooms on AOL, Prodigy, and Compuserve. They were just as toxic back then too, only limited by the numbers with access to them. A huge portion of the militia assholes and Alex Jones style conspiracy theory crazies became such because of shit they read on USENET groups. If it wasn’t for the Internet as it was in the 90s I might have never dabbled in crazy Libertarian land at all and might have saved myself years of being on “the wrong side” before coming back to my senses.

You could say. “The Internet was a mistake” and I think the number of ways it makes things better far outweighs the problems. The problems exist only because the damn thing was invented by tech nerds with little imagination on how it could be abused. Practically every security and privacy mechanism built into the Internet was something added way later because “oh shit…”

We have to continue tweaking it, not just ditch it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:44:38pm

re: #263 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:45:18pm

re: #267 Teddy’s Person

Me thinks Dersh is going under the bus.

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So the housekeeper gave him the underwear massage? Did his wife get one too?

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:50:32pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 6:59:34pm

re: #268 Jack Burton

The problem with that is people think if Facebook and Twitter weren’t things, everything would be sunshine and rainbows.

They are just the latest biggest versions of something that’s existed since dialup modems, and BBSes.

There were “communities” that formed and grew on BBSes, USENET, chat rooms on AOL, Prodigy, and Compuserve. They were just as toxic back then too, only limited by the numbers with access to them. A huge portion of the militia assholes and Alex Jones style conspiracy theory crazies became such because of shit they read on USENET groups. If it wasn’t for the Internet as it was in the 90s I might have never dabbled in crazy Libertarian land at all and might have saved myself years of being on “the wrong side” before coming back to my senses.

You could say. “The Internet was a mistake” and I think the number of ways it makes things better far outweighs the problems. The problems exist only because the damn thing was invented by tech nerds with little imagination on how it could be abused. Practically every security and privacy mechanism built into the Internet was something added way later because “oh shit…”

We have to continue tweaking it, not just ditch it.

I get what you’re saying but until social media, nuts were on the fringe. It’s not fringe any longer and I think that can be directly attributed to social media.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:00:02pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:01:47pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:01:51pm

I love getting these kinds of messages from kids of idiot Trump supporting acquaintances.

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sagehen  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:02:17pm

re: #263 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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As long as he puts it on the floor for a vote, 1/2 the R’s plus all the D’s is enough to pass.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:03:20pm

re: #277 sagehen

As long as he puts it on the floor for a vote, 1/2 the R’s plus all the D’s is enough to pass.

Someone should ask Mitch how he stands on the bill. Make him own it.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:12:09pm

re: #273 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I get what you’re saying but until social media, nuts were on the fringe. It’s not fringe any longer and I think that can be directly attributed to social media.

yes the ubiquitous and pervasive reach of social media

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calochortus  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:17:17pm

Greetings from just outside Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park. Mr. C. and I had a couple lovely hikes including to a geothermal area which is always interesting, but it is also apparently Peak Lupine Bloom on that trail. Perfect weather. It would be more fun if the whole family were here, but we’re having a pretty good time with just the two of us.

Bumpass Hell
Lupines
Field of Silverleaf Lupines

I don’t have a lot of time to post while we’re up here, but I’m trying to keep up a bit.

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dangerman  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:19:19pm

re: #277 sagehen

As long as he puts it on the floor for a vote, 1/2 the R’s plus all the D’s is enough to pass.

but but but……

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:22:35pm

re: #277 sagehen

As long as he puts it on the floor for a vote, 1/2 the R’s plus all the D’s is enough to pass.

Doesn’t trump have to sign it? That’s not gonna happen.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:22:59pm

It just keeps getting nuttier.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:25:55pm

Sarah Cooper is just going to find a different outlet.

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Jack Burton  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:26:03pm

re: #283 jaunte

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It just keeps getting nuttier.

I’m pretty sure he can ban the military and Federal employees from using it, possibly even when not at work, but beyond that it’s another attempt at rectally launched legislation.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:27:54pm

re: #283 jaunte

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It just keeps getting nuttier.

The kids pissed him off over Tulsa when they got a bunch of tickets (organized in TikTok) and he wound up with egg all over his ego.

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Jack Burton  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:30:14pm

Almost 4 years at the most scrutinized job in the country and he still doesn’t know how anything works.

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:31:23pm

Canute commands the incoming tide to halt.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:34:21pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:35:09pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Today’s the first time I’ve seen him shiny on TV.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:35:19pm

Oh my. Having “beef on weck” for dinner. West New York thing. London broil roast beef om Kemmelweck buns. Au Jus.

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calochortus  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:37:10pm

re: #288 jaunte

Canute commands the incoming tide to halt.

Except that IIRC, Canute was pointing out that he wasn’t omnipotent since the tide came in anyway.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:42:18pm

re: #292 calochortus

Except that IIRC, Canute was pointing out that he wasn’t omnipotent since the tide came in anyway.

More along the lines, then, of Caligula ordering the Roman soldiers to attack Poseidon by stabbing their spears into the sea.

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plansbandc  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:44:32pm

This is so cool. I’m going to submit my window.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:50:42pm
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jaunte  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:50:46pm

re: #294 plansbandc

It reminds me of this story: Light of Other Days
physics.utoronto.ca

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gocart mozart  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:51:21pm
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Belafon  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:52:45pm

Images this evening:

Gecko on the fence:

Gecko

Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon. Gives a good idea of the angle of the earth’s axis:

Alignment
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plansbandc  Jul 31, 2020 • 7:58:24pm

re: #298 Belafon

I love that beautiful lizard!

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stpaulbear  Jul 31, 2020 • 8:15:11pm

re: #280 calochortus

Greetings from just outside Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park. Mr. C. and I had a couple lovely hikes including to a geothermal area which is always interesting, but it is also apparently Peak Lupine Bloom on that trail. Perfect weather. It would be more fun if the whole family were here, but we’re having a pretty good time with just the two of us.

[Embedded content]

I don’t have a lot of time to post while we’re up here, but I’m trying to keep up a bit.

The north shore of Lake Superior has had more and more Lupines along Hwy 61 every time I go up there. There are a variety of colors so they really add interest to the drive but the park ranger at Gooseberry Falls State Park was starting to consider them an invasive species. I really like them.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Jul 31, 2020 • 9:25:09pm

re: #225 The Pie Overlord!

Is this real or is this a Monty Python skit?

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Joke. And from the last five seconds, I think the server he was “browbeating” was in on it.


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