The Bob Cesca Podcast: It Is What It Is

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

It Is What It Is — [Explicit Language] Massive explosion rocks Beirut; Trump mispronounces ‘Yosemite’ twice; We recap the highlights of Trump’s disastrous interview with Axios; ‘The Guy Who Can’t Finish A Sentence’; Cy Vance closes in on Trump’s bank and insurance fraud; Trump says he has the right to ban absentee ballots; Republicans are being hurt by Trump’s jihad against absentee ballots; Our coronavirus numbers are a national disgrace; Dr. Birx versus Trump; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; With music by Betsy Ade and the Well-Known Strangers and John Carbonara; and more!

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:24:21pm
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BigPapa  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:31:22pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:37:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:42:06pm

hi

From the thread before last.

re: #384 Thanos

Most cell carriers have enabled “211” to get you to a service that will connect you with your local United Way. Some will have funds, some will not

We don’t have 211 service here. We only got 911 service in 2015.

re: #401 Targetpractice

More sacrifices to the altar of “Capitalism.” State governments are so desperate to avoid budget cuts next year that they’re putting lives in danger on the gamble that more people will live than die.

Genocidaire Kristi Noem (R-SD Governor) doesn’t care: The overwhelming majority of people coming to Sturgis are leaving again.

As for locals if they come down with the disease? Who cares about them if their limited hospitals are overwhelmed? There’s lots of major cities around Sturgis to go to LOLOLOLOLOL

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piratedan  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:44:09pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

i think that’s only so far, with 30+% reporting… in other words, it’s not over yet and he could STILL win

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:45:04pm

Weather satellites have come a *long* way.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:46:22pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

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That is an easy question to answer, he is one of them. They are all racist criminals at heart.

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mmmirele  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:50:56pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate Ron

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That is an easy question to answer, he is one of them. They are all racist criminals at heart.

Just to be clear, the guy who defeated him, Jerry Sheridan, is just as slimy as Arpaio. He was one of Arpaio’s lieutenants for decades. And he’s as racist as Arpaio.

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BigPapa  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:52:18pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

That is amazing. It looks like the energy or water vaport increases/decreases with sunlight/night.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:52:35pm
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IngisKahn  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:54:17pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:58:51pm

re: #8 mmmirele

Just to be clear, the guy who defeated him, Jerry Sheridan, is just as slimy as Arpaio. He was one of Arpaio’s lieutenants for decades. And he’s as racist as Arpaio.

I’ve seen Republicans for what they are since Reagan was Governor of CA. I was 11.

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piratedan  Aug 4, 2020 • 10:59:49pm

re: #10 teleskiguy

Grijalva’s seat is secure, this is a heavily hispanic Dem district that is safe from GOP hands… it’s my district and this guy is the only GOP sacrificial lamb that would run.

I have a better chance as a write in candidate against Grijalva than this guy does

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Jay C  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:09:19pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate Ron

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That is an easy question to answer, he is one of them. They are all racist criminals at heart.

I just checked a local TV station’’s site, and they showed mostly the same results: Sheridan ahead by 578 votes: out of 334M tabulated: though shown as “0% reporting”. So still not a sure thing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:16:12pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

The person he lost to is his deputy, who’s just as bad as he is.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:22:23pm

Listening to ‘The Who - The Origins’. They got better.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:23:41pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:27:21pm

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:40:01pm

Stories of Police Violence in Omaha 7.25.20 Pt. 1: Anonymous (Goes to Seeing Red Nebraska)

There are seven stories (each links to the next) of the two hundred or so people who were kettled on a bridge one block from the end of their non-violent protest seeking justice for James Scurlock (killed by a bar owner during the George Floyd protests), pepper sprayed, tear gassed, and taken to jail for more than twenty-four hours, where the mistreatment continued.

While Portland got lots of attention due to the nature of unmarked Feds dragging people into vans, this sort of police rioting is happening elsewhere with local police.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:42:02pm

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

Another feral conservative. Amazing how they didn’t need nightsticks or tear gas to take her down despite her belligerence.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:47:16pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 4, 2020 • 11:56:16pm

Sorry to inflict all this Janis on everybody. I just discovered her music from before the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967. That was the earliest of her music as far as I knew until a few nights ago.

YouTube

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:08:02am

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

Lots of people in that thread trying to excuse her as displaying some sort of mental illness.

Mental illness doesn’t make you a racist and Twitter doesn’t confer a degree in psychiatry.

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:15:49am

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Lots of people in that thread trying to excuse her as displaying some sort of mental illness.

Mental illness doesn’t make you a racist and Twitter doesn’t confer a degree in psychiatry.

Well hey, if they want to say that being a racist is a sign of mental illness, who am I to argue? After all, it seems to go hand-in-hand with believing that Donald Trump is paragon of truthfulness, manliness, and leadership.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:16:21am

Chicago’s finest (0:56)

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:17:55am

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Chicago’s finest (0:56)

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Ah, the Chubby Blue Line in all its finest.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:35:13am

Post-tropical storm Isaias is about to cross the St. Lawrence River.

weather.gc.ca (track map)

Tropical storm warnings are up for the Québec townships.

For Tropical Storm Isaias.

The next information statement will be issued by 8:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

1. Summary of basic information at 2:00 a.m. EDT.

Location: 46.5 North 72.1 West.

About 170 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

Maximum sustained winds: 74 kilometres per hour.

Present movement: north-northeast at 50 kilometres per hour.

Minimum central pressure: 1000 millibars. (More at Environment Canada)

weather.gc.ca (text statement and forecast)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:38:11am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:42:34am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:45:49am

Next year people will be hammered as well, particularly the working poor. The Democrats have a bill in to fix this, but Mitch McConnell is sitting on it.

The problem is the Earned Income Credit, which is thought to have helped millions avoid dropping into poverty since it was created.

Unfortunately, it’s based on your earned income. If you’re laid off this year, you aren’t earning anything. That means next year’s tax filing will see millions receive a reduced payment or none at all.

That’s fine for the GOP, because they’ve been trying to reduce or eliminate it since it was created. That’s money which could be going to donors or businesses which already pay low or no taxes as bailouts.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:50:47am

Hey You Guys.

I wake up from a hard night’s sleep at 0230 and find a thread with no Fuck Trump or GOTV? Get with the program, yardbirds.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:58:46am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:00:44am

re: #31 Decatur Deb

Hey You Guys.

I wake up from a hard night’s sleep at 0230 and find a thread with no Fuck Trump or GOTV? Get with the program, yardbirds.

dɯnɹ┴ ʞɔnℲ

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:00:45am

re: #7 Dread Pirate Ron

How does Arizona come THISCLOSE to electing a racist criminal like Joe Arpaio as their sheriff? AGAIN???

Disgusting.

No law forbidding convicted criminals from becoming sheriff?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:03:47am

re: #34 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No law forbidding convicted criminals from becoming sheriff?

He was pardoned. That erases the conviction. That was why Trump pardoned him; he wanted a racist in office.

His equally-racist deputy seems to be leading in the primary.

Most of Arapaio’s financial support came from outside of Arizona.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:04:48am

re: #35 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He was pardoned. That erases the conviction.

And God’s Grace erased the stain from his soul…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:05:30am

State Senator Megan Hunt on our genocidaire governor.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:08:18am

This is the GOP priority here tomorrow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:10:17am

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Property tax relief and abortion: that’s the legislative agenda on Wednesday. Buckle up.

Low taxes and women barefoot and pregnant at home in the kitchen…the GOP ideal.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:13:32am

An Omaha teacher:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:20:40am

Omaha is the largest city in the nation without a mask mandate. Gov. Ricketts is still threatening to sue the health board if they require a mask mandate, claiming a mandate would violate procedures for changing regulations. He is still threatening to withhold CARES funds from schools if they do.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:24:19am

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

What’s also going to cascade are foreclosures.

The housing market was already soft, and the typically over-built suburbia of the wastelands were already showing increasing numbers of distressed sales. Las Vegas is always a classic example of this - happened after 2008 when a tsunami of foreclosures.

Last night on HGTV’s long-running House Hunters, an episode aired, “From a Trailer to a House for Eight”. watch.hgtv.com

Even though it aired last night, the season it is from is 173, which would be from a couple of years ago (I think they are up to season 195 now.)

Anyway, a couple with 6 kids are buying a house in Oceanside, California. It’s the northwest corner of San Diego county and the town serves as housing for lots of military (it is next to Camp Pendleton.)

Said couple had a house previously, sold it, but wanted to be debt free, so they lived in a trailer (with all their kids) for a couple of years to save money.

They had $650k to spend (a decent down payment but not a big budget for most of the county.)

Their idea to be debt free is fine… but if this episode is from a couple of years ago then they were buying near the top of the market. For all their idealism about being debt free, buying at the peak price is not a good idea, but they couldn’t take living in their trailer anymore.

So they eventually bought a place (typical southern California crappy tract house).

Hopefully they liked their choice, as even if they have no mortgage their house value is now going to decline.

Here’s the Zillow page for Oceanside today, the middle price range page is linked (which has houses around their budget.)

zillow.com

And if you look at that page what do we see?

“Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. ….

This is going to cascade, as real estate markets always do.

We are only at the beginning of this economic disaster. The AOC tweet below is poignant, yet the “slush fund” is an acknowledgment by the Republican Senate that the financial industry is going to be in trouble. While we can take it as a sign of the hard-heartedness of the GOP… it is also a sign that they know the economy is in trouble.

The remaining Trumpers (31% to 36% of the electorate depending on various polls) are beyond clueless. They are so far in denial of how bad Trump really is that I can confidently write that they are either vile people or have serious mental deficiencies. No one can look at Trump by any objective measure and come to any conclusion other than he’s the worst President the US has had (and the US has had some doozies back in the 19th century.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:33:21am

re: #42 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Well, there’s one of the answers to the question of “if you don’t like living in a conservative area, why don’t you just move” from so many liberal folks.

My house isn’t as large as most of those, but my yard is bigger, and cost $18,000, all cash.

Houses that expensive here are usually sitting on a large ranch or farm.

zillow.com (Luxury homes around Scottsbluff, Nebr.)

For $295,000, you can get a house in town of nearly 2,000 square feet with an in-ground swimming pool and a far larger yard.

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John Hughes  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:36:48am

re: #68 lawhawk

Trump’s never fucking heard of Yosemite National Park to mispronounce it the way he did? It’s one of the crown jewels of the national parks, and Trump doesn’t know how to pronounce it.

Hell, Trump has obviously never heard of Yosemite Sam, never mind the national park.

Edit: I see OGH said the same thing, but better: re: #1 Charles Johnson

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:37:27am

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

IIRC from the episode, she was nurse (so could get a job about anywhere) but wanted to stay at home now with six kids. But he was something like a medical equipment sales rep, which probably requires him to live in particular major metro areas.

Oceanside, btw, is mostly the cheaper side of coastal communities in the county. It has some very expensive property right on the beach, but outside of that is still “affordable” compared to the rest of the county.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:38:25am

I said yesterday that this explosion was bad, but not as bad as the 1917 Halifax Explosion. I may have spoken too soon. The Halifax Explosion was the equivalent of 2.9 kilotons and from the damage reports out there regarding yesterday’s explosion, this looks to be similar.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:41:00am

re: #45 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

IIRC from the episode, she was nurse (so could get a job about anywhere) but wanted to stay at home now with six kids. But he was something like a medical equipment sales rep, which probably requires him to live in particular major metro areas.

Oceanside, btw, is mostly the cheaper side of coastal communities in the county. It has some very expensive property right on the beach, but outside of that is still “affordable” compared to the rest of the county.

We have lots of beach, just no ocean. /s

In the Scottsbluff listings, there is an 8,006 square foot house for $695,000.

None of the homes on the Zillow listings are marked as “foreclosure.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:50:59am

That crater where the warehouse used to be, the one now filled with seawater, explains the vapor cloud seen during the blast.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:52:52am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 2:06:25am

There will probably be more religious violence over this. It doesn’t matter which country or time, when one religion becomes dominant it suppresses all the others (and they always go after atheists).

PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation of the controversial Ram temple in Ayodhya
The prime minister formally launched the construction of a temple at Ayodhya, where Hindus believe Lord Ram was born. He also unveiled the plaque of the temple.

Why is the Ram Temple controversial?
- In November 2019, the top court ruled that the disputed land would be handed over to a govt-run trust for the construction of a temple
- Previously, it was claimed by both Hindus and Muslims
- In 1992, a group demolished a 400-year-old mosque on the site, sparking riots that left nearly 2,000 dead
- The ceremony on Wednesday marks the culmination of a political campaign by the Bharatiya Janata Party, for a temple to be built on the spot — The Indian Express

twitter.com

“The foundation stone of a Hindu temple that ranks as perhaps the most emotionally intense, discordant, and divisive issue in Indian politics for decades.” — The Guardian

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 2:19:18am

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There will probably be more religious violence over this. It doesn’t matter which country or time, when one religion becomes dominant it suppresses all the others (and they always go after atheists).

twitter.com

“The foundation stone of a Hindu temple that ranks as perhaps the most emotionally intense, discordant, and divisive issue in Indian politics for decades.” — The Guardian

Was there also not the matter of reopening Hagia Sophia as a mosque in Istanbul?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 2:21:36am

More on that, an in-depth opinion and analysis piece:

Idea of India wasn’t demolished at Ayodhya. That happened in our ‘liberal’ homes (Goes to The Print, an Indian on-line news and opinion site)

Undoubtedly, L.K. Advani not only set the ball rolling but also introduced the new language of Hindutva pride in the early 1990s. He single-handedly dismantled the word ‘secularism’ from India’s aspirational pulpit, and gave it the adjective ‘pseudo’. In every stump speech from the rath, he spoke of the historical Hindu wound and made Babri Masjid a buzzword for hate in Indian living rooms.

But Indian family conversations should also be a big claimant for this credit. They kept chipping away at India’s founding ‘narrative template’. This is why scholars erred early on by locating the so-called ‘idea of India’ in saving the Babri Masjid. That idea wasn’t demolished at a religious site, it was taken apart brick by brick in our living rooms.

Like the Republican Party here, the BJP in India seeks to dismantle the secular state (in their case calling it “pseudo-secular”).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 2:27:15am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Was there also not the matter of reopening Hagia Sophia as a mosque in Istanbul?

Yes. It was previously a museum. The AKP in Turkey under Erdogan decreed it would be a mosque.

Since Islam forbids depictions of people, the mosaics and statuary will be covered during prayers. However, it will be closed to visitors during prayer times.

Like the Ram temple in India, the Hagia Sophia will be paid for with everyone’s tax money, regardless of their religious faith or lack thereof (and in both countries, lack thereof means stay in the closet).

In India’s case, the BJP claims the new temple paid for with tax money will uplift the Dalit in Uttar Pradesh. You know, not providing useful jobs or better education or better social services … those go against conservative orthodoxy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 2:35:34am

So if we want to see the Fundamentalist vision of America, just look at India…

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EPR-radar  Aug 5, 2020 • 2:46:26am

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So if we want to see the Fundamentalist vision of America, just look at India…

Hindu fundamentalism is an odd thing. Monotheistic bible thumping is what they wanted politically, but that doesn’t really match well with Hindu traditions. Thus the people who constructed Hindu fundamentalism (very recently) borrowed heavily from outside sources, such as US bible thumpers. IIRC they took some tiny subset of the Vedas (the most politically useful, of course) and made that their ‘bible’, and took one of the Hindu gods and made him (naturally) an omnipotent sky god.

I forget where I first saw it, but the idea that religious fundamentalism is primarily a backward-looking political movement with religious decorations has always rung true for me.

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teleskiguy  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:02:46am

He had to take a shit earlier than usual this morning.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:06:06am

re: #55 EPR-radar

I forget where I first saw it, but the idea that religious fundamentalism is primarily a backward-looking political movement with religious decorations has always rung true for me.

Biblical Literalism is also a relatively recent development: even in the Middle Ages, priests and Biblical scholars understood that the Scriptures were not to be taken too literally

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:26:20am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:26:37am

That gives an idea of the sheer scale of yesterday’s explosion in Beirut. About 97% of the port was completely destroyed. I can’t even imagine that.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:29:20am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:32:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:34:50am

re: #61 Dread Pirate Ron

The ammonium nitrate that exploded was reportedly brought to Beirut on a Moldovan ship owned by a Russian in Cyprus, Igor Grechushkin, who declared bankruptcy & “abandoned” it there]

The costs of economic chaos…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:38:44am

re: #61 Dread Pirate Ron

Story I read was that ship put into port in Beirut with engine troubles years ago and was declared unseaworthy. The cargo, ~2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, was unloaded and stored in a warehouse at the port in 2014 - and it was that stored cargo that blew up yesterday. Apparently, it was never disposed of or sold or whatever in the intervening six years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:51:23am

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

Story I read was that ship put into port in Beirut with engine troubles years ago and was declared unseaworthy. The cargo, ~2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, was unloaded and stored in a warehouse at the port in 2014 - and it was that stored cargo that blew up yesterday. Apparently, it was never disposed of or sold or whatever in the intervening six years.

The price of economic and administrative chaos

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:51:25am

The death toll is going up.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:52:43am

Some live footage here from Beirut - it’s from The Sun’s YouTube channel, but meh, at least they’ve got some live coverage, I’ll give ‘em that.

Live: View of Beirut port after massive blast in Lebanon

Unreal.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 3:56:59am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The price of economic and administrative chaos

Lebanon’s economic situation was already disastrous before this happened. This sure as hell is only going to make things much, much worse.

Czech Republic has dispatched an elite search and rescue team to Beirut - 36 sniffer dogs and their handlers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:09:10am

re: #67 Dr Lizardo

Lebanon’s economic situation was already disastrous before this happened. This sure as hell is only going to make things much, much worse.

.

People complain of excessive government regulation, but a lack of regulation can be just as or even more disastrous…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:09:40am

Whoa, there is a large ship on the land next to the hole in the dock.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:11:11am

re: #69 Dread Pirate Ron

Whoa, there is a large ship on the land next to the hole in the dock.

I saw that too - my first thought was it was in drydock repair….but it’s just sitting on the ground. Looks like it might’ve been blasted right out of the water.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:17:19am

Damn.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:30:25am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:33:31am

re: #72 Dread Pirate Ron

Yeah, that’s the ship. Looks like she got blown right out of the water and carried onshore.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:45:01am
A 74 year old who has not seen Bugs Bunny is not an American. Hell, he may not even be human
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:45:36am

re: #74 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

You realize, of course, this means Trump has never seen Bugs Bunny. This might explain a lot about him.

I bet he knows about Jellystone Park, though…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:47:40am

Here he comes to save the day: Yosemite Mouse!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:47:54am

Has the WH put out an official statement on Beirut yet?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:48:23am

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

Has the WH put out an official statement on Beirut yet?

Why would he, does he own property there?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:50:48am

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Lots of people in that thread trying to excuse her as displaying some sort of mental illness.

Mental illness doesn’t make you a racist and Twitter doesn’t confer a degree in psychiatry.

She’s obviously mentally ill. So what?

I have to ask, though, the original video doesn’t show anything illegal. If she was arrested I imagine it would have been for something like being a danger to herself and the community.

I noticed that as she was swearing up a storm at the cops, she remained completely vertical.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 4:55:37am

re: #79 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I noticed that as she was swearing up a storm at the cops, she remained completely vertical.

because she remained completely caucasian

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:12:49am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:13:22am
Initial investigations indicate years of inaction and negligence over the storage of highly explosive material in Beirut port caused the blast that killed over 100 people on Tuesday, an official source familiar with the findings said.

The prime minister and presidency said on Tuesday that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, used in fertilisers and bombs, had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures.

“It is negligence,” the official source told Reuters, adding that the storage safety issue had been before several committees and judges and “nothing was done” to issue an order to remove or dispose of the highly combustible material.

The source said a fire had started at warehouse 9 of the port and spread to warehouse 12, where the ammonium nitrate was stored.

Also…..

Badri Daher, Director General of Lebanese Customs, told broadcaster LBCI on Wednesday that customs had sent six documents to the judiciary warning that the material posed a danger.

“We requested that it be re-exported but that did not happen. We leave it to the experts and those concerned to determine why,” Daher said.

Another source close to a port employee said a team that inspected the ammonium nitrate six months ago warned that if it was not moved it would “blow up all of Beirut”.

nytimes.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:24:18am
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teleskiguy  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:25:05am

More Norman Vincent Peale magical thinking bullshit.

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jeffreyw  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:25:35am

Small Blue

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:27:06am

re: #84 teleskiguy

Trump says schools should open because: “This thing’s going away. It will go away like things go away.”

Trump will go away, but the longer he stays in office, the longer it will take to purge the stains of his tenure there…

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John Hughes  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:35:06am

re: #65 Dread Pirate Ron

Things you learn — the Lebanese army has a helicopter but the only video camera available is a cellphone and nobody thought to hold it the right way to get a panoramic image.

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teleskiguy  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:35:39am
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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:35:42am

After getting slapped around on air yesterday by Brianna Keilar, Mercedes Schlapp went on Twitter and posted stats from the Heritage Foundation that she thought would prove her point that there’s massive voter fraud going on all over the place.

Keilar wasn’t having it, and used Schlapp’s own data to prove her wrong all over again. Thread.

Keilar is such a pro. The patience she showed in the face of Schlapp’s on-air hysteria yesterday was pretty awesome. I would have told Schlapp to shut the fuck up and cut her mic.

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John Hughes  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:36:45am

re: #68 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People complain of excessive government regulation, but a lack of regulation can be just as [ is always ] even more disastrous…

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:54:35am

Jared Kushner, come on down!

‘Secretary of Failure.’ Nailed it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:54:56am

Not hard hitting enough, IMHO.

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:56:58am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not hard hitting enough, IMHO.

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Wilson says it’s part 1 of a series. So they’ve probably got a lot more.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 5:58:26am

Why is she even being considered?

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Mike Lamb  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:03:19am

re: #42 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

What’s also going to cascade are foreclosures.

The housing market was already soft, and the typically over-built suburbia of the wastelands were already showing increasing numbers of distressed sales. Las Vegas is always a classic example of this - happened after 2008 when a tsunami of foreclosures.

Last night on HGTV’s long-running House Hunters, an episode aired, “From a Trailer to a House for Eight”. watch.hgtv.com

Even though it aired last night, the season it is from is 173, which would be from a couple of years ago (I think they are up to season 195 now.)

Anyway, a couple with 6 kids are buying a house in Oceanside, California. It’s the northwest corner of San Diego county and the town serves as housing for lots of military (it is next to Camp Pendleton.)

Said couple had a house previously, sold it, but wanted to be debt free, so they lived in a trailer (with all their kids) for a couple of years to save money.

They had $650k to spend (a decent down payment but not a big budget for most of the county.)

Their idea to be debt free is fine… but if this episode is from a couple of years ago then they were buying near the top of the market. For all their idealism about being debt free, buying at the peak price is not a good idea, but they couldn’t take living in their trailer anymore.

So they eventually bought a place (typical southern California crappy tract house).

Hopefully they liked their choice, as even if they have no mortgage their house value is now going to decline.

Here’s the Zillow page for Oceanside today, the middle price range page is linked (which has houses around their budget.)

zillow.com

And if you look at that page what do we see?

“Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. “Pre-foreclosure”. ….

This is going to cascade, as real estate markets always do.

We are only at the beginning of this economic disaster. The AOC tweet below is poignant, yet the “slush fund” is an acknowledgment by the Republican Senate that the financial industry is going to be in trouble. While we can take it as a sign of the hard-heartedness of the GOP… it is also a sign that they know the economy is in trouble.

The remaining Trumpers (31% to 36% of the electorate depending on various polls) are beyond clueless. They are so far in denial of how bad Trump really is that I can confidently write that they are either vile people or have serious mental deficiencies. No one can look at Trump by any objective measure and come to any conclusion other than he’s the worst President the US has had (and the US has had some doozies back in the 19th century.)

The issue is what will banks do when the moratorium on foreclosures of federally backed mortgages expires in ~2months (as well as any local foreclosure moratoriums, something many states, counties, and/or municipalities have enacted). Will they add the intervening months of non-payment to the back end of the mortgage or pursue foreclosure? I expect a lot of the former. Banks don’t want big REO inventory. 2-3 years into the bust in 2008, banks simply refused to foreclose for that reason.

The other factor is that home owners in lots of localities have a significant equity cushion in their homes, that will prevent them from going completely underwater. In the Denver metro, where I live, there has been no real “top of the market”. Most everyone has equity. Lastly, unlike in 2008 to 2013, there aren’t many, if any, people that are stuck having purchased on an interest only mortal age with an ARM that is set to adjust.

There is pain on the horizon, but as I sit here today, I doubt we see a bust like in 2008, at least not on a national scale.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:05:14am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:07:42am
the President sat with Chris Wallace and it was a disaster and then he sat with Jonathan Swan and it was another disaster. And what both of these men demonstrated to those who might follow them is that if you come prepared, and you fact-check Trump in real time with follow-up questions, the President is utterly out of his depth.

electoral-vote.com

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mmmirele  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:10:01am

re: #12 Dread Pirate Ron

I’ve seen Republicans for what they are since Reagan was Governor of CA. I was 11.

This isn’t just a Republican thing. This is a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office thing. I don’t even know how Jerry Sheridan can actually campaign given that he was pretty much implicated in everything Joe Arpaio was doing when the latter was Sheriff.

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lizardofid  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:12:52am

Good morning!

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Varek Raith  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:14:27am

Hello.
Long time no see.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:20:00am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:35:29am

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:35:42am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:36:05am

re: #103 dangerman

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Fuck sakes.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:40:05am

re: #97 dangerman

electoral-vote.com

That was a great read. Thank you!

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Egregious Philbin  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:41:44am

Regarding Joe Arpaio, yes, he lost, but the guy who won was one of his long time minions, who also got in trouble with the law. Not that it matters, the incumbent democrat Paul Penzone will beat Sheridan, and he would have walloped Arpaio…again. It is beautiful to watch Arpaio lose again, he lost for Sheriff twice, and he lost in the primary running for Senate.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:42:31am
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Egregious Philbin  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:43:56am

Also, Sylvia Allen, the crazy ass AZ state senator lost (albeit to another whackadoodle). Ms Allen is the one that keeps pushing 6000 year old earth theories, and opined that man and dinosaur lived together…and she was head of the Senate education panel….go figure.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:45:31am

re: #107 dangerman

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All signs to me are pointing to a potential landslide.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:53:39am

re: #107 dangerman

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It would be even better if they would vote for Democrats, but I will take staying at home.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:54:44am

re: #110 Belafon

It would be even better if they would vote for Democrats, but I will take staying at home.

Same here - if they choose to sit this one out, I’m cool with that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:56:12am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:58:03am

re: #84 teleskiguy

More Norman Vincent Peale magical thinking bullshit.

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Like HIV, herpies, shingles? Like those Donny?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 6:58:14am

re: #109 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

All signs to me are pointing to a potential landslide.

Honestly, Biden needs to win big on election night - and them widen the win from mail in votes.

Trump needs to be trounced at every stage.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:00:02am

re: #114 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Honestly, Biden needs to win big on election night - and them widen the win from mail in votes.

Trump needs to be trounced at every stage.

I’m feeling optimistic about that. Now for the aftermath, I can’t tell you but I’m going to be as determined in 2021/22 and beyond to prevent this kind of madness from taking hold again.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:00:20am

re: #56 teleskiguy

He had to take a shit earlier than usual this morning.

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Federalism
Howzzat work?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:01:49am

re: #116 dangerman

Federalism
Howzzat work?

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Old man yelling at clouds on Twitter, day 1000+.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:02:29am

re: #68 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People complain of excessive government regulation, but a lack of regulation can be just as or even more disastrous…

Now they can sue //

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:02:52am

re: #114 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Honestly, Biden needs to win big on election night - and them widen the win from mail in votes.

Trump needs to be trounced at every stage.

Here’s how I would like voting to work: If you cannot get to a place to vote, or cannot take a risk on getting the virus, vote by mail. If you have the option, vote as early as you can in person. This will free up the voting site for people who cannot vote early.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:03:27am

Alberta is really fucked up these days. The premier had decided that doctors can’t leave Alberta now (amongst a shitton of other shady shit).

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:04:01am

re: #116 dangerman

“Portland would be the norm!”

You don’t like it when people stand up for their rights and the rights of their neighbors, Donald?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:04:17am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:04:39am

He’s not winning on the vote by mail issue because he gives away the game which is he opposes it simply because he knows it will likely play a role in his defeat.

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ozharas  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:05:17am

checking in on another of the travesties of this decade….Brexit.

A key Tory pro-Brexit MP, Iain Duncan Smith, is seeking to have the Withdrawal Agreement re-written, as it was signed by the UK in Nov 19, and they’ve just found some clauses in the fine print, that they don’t like.

Here is Iain Duncan Smith, in August 19, campaigning for less scrutiny and a quick vote on said agreement.

Summation by James O’Brien:

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Varek Raith  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:05:55am

He really did say ‘Yo Semite’.
…….
…..

.
.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:05:58am

re: #122 Patricia Kayden

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He pretty much already says that. He doesn’t believe opposition to him is real. He really thinks he should be the most popular president ever because he believes his own hype and the daily fellatio that FNC and OANN give him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:06:28am

re: #125 Varek Raith

He really did say ‘Yo Semite’.
…….
…..

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He was just being sarcastic.//

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:12:40am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:13:31am

re: #127 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He was just being sarcastic.//

That’s sar…..castic i think

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:14:12am

re: #129 dangerman

That’s sar…..castic i think

Searcastic.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:15:08am

re: #128 Belafon

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Seriously the nerve of this shithead and his supporters to make senility jokes about Biden. Maybe they should storm the airports together with George Washington.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:20:57am

What’s he watching now?

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John Hughes  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:21:27am

re: #124 ozharas

checking in on another of the travesties of this decade….Brexit.

A key Tory pro-Brexit MP, Iain Duncan Smith, is seeking to have the Withdrawal Agreement re-written, as it was signed by the UK in Nov 19, and they’ve just found some clauses in the fine print, that they don’t like.

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That would be the Iain Duncan Smith who argued that “the WA should be signed immediately because everyone has had enough time to study it fully”?

And the WA that is written in one font size throughout. There is no “fine print”.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:25:24am

re: #132 The Pie Overlord!

What’s he watching now?

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You know even if this were true, no one wants to fucking hear him whine about Sally Yates right now. He’s such a whiny brat and hopefully he’s going to face some serious charges for his criminality.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:26:02am

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:26:34am

Coming soon

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:27:24am

Let’s see. Pandemic with no end in sight. Economic downturn. But yeah Donnie we want to hear you whine about how you were rightfully caught in an investigation of the Russian assholes that interfered in our democracy.

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John Hughes  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:27:33am

Reuters via The Guardian

Reuters now reporting that Lebanon’s government has agreed to place all Beirut port officials who have overseen storage and security since 2014 under house arrest, citing ministerial sources.

So those port officials who have been warning about this problem for years, “the issue of storing the material safely had come before several committees and judges and “nothing was done” to order the material be removed or disposed of” are to be put under house arrest.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:35:39am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:36:30am

re: #138 John Hughes

Reuters via The Guardian

So those port officials who have been warning about this problem for years, “the issue of storing the material safely had come before several committees and judges and “nothing was done” to order the material be removed or disposed of” are to be put under house arrest.

Ah, the old “shoot the messenger” strategy. As old as time.

FFS.

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:36:35am

re: #132 The Pie Overlord!

What’s he watching now?

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Surprised he didn’t tag her with a nick like “Sleazy Sally” or whatever, though that might be “Madam Attorney General Yates” before too long*. And, SRSLY: back to the “crime of the Century” shit? Does he really think anyone (outside the brain-dead “base”) cares about, or will fall for, the lame “Obamagate” wheeze…?

* and does Trump really want Sally Yates “testify[ing] under oath”?

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:39:12am

re: #99 lizardofid

Good morning!

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Where did you find that shirt?
Got a link?
I must haz.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:39:59am

re: #141 Jay C

Surprised he didn’t tag her with a nick like “Sleazy Sally” or whatever, though that might be “Madam Attorney General Yates” before too long*. And, SRSLY: back to the “crime of the Century” shit? Does he really think anyone (outside the brain-dead “base”) cares about, or will fall for, the lame “Obamagate” wheeze…?

* and does Trump really want Sally Yates “testify[ing] under oath”?

Going along with the “Everything Trump Says Is Projection” theme, “The Crime Of The Century” is actually Trump’s theft of the 2016 election with Russian interference in ways that we don’t even know all about, because they’re still at it.

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SerialUpDinger  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:41:53am

YouTube



Back when we were optimistic for the future.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:44:52am

A child in Georgia (who attended school yesterday) has tested positive for the virus.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:45:26am

re: #143 The Pie Overlord!

Going along with the “Everything Trump Says Is Projection” theme, “The Crime Of The Century” is actually Trump’s theft of the 2016 election with Russian interference in ways that we don’t even know all about, because they’re still at it.

Exactly. Trump hates Yates he knows the truth which is that he’s a treasonous pig.

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lizardofid  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:47:03am

re: #142 Jay C

Where did you find that shirt?
Got a link?
I must haz.

One of my follows posted it.

8tsuSkBhLEPjeonRVl2cTKKckIoF+Xow8i2t6TFyMEZC0hiLARBJt+JpvnYzWTr4+bpkxuZ15v0XG1uz5+KhAZq3hA+4aDgAnimzl1i1YyaTGRKlpW0BDFE/dFmkO0a2BkraGb9oA4I=

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:47:15am

we have our first frog
presumably the resident who has been hanging around the deck for a long time

a good sized one

i went out at 6:00 this morning for my run and heard a splash.
(we thought we heard one the other night but werent sure)

and i saw him (her?). just floating around.
went for my camera and it was gone

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:47:16am

re: #145 Eclectic Cyborg

A child in Georgia (who attended school yesterday) has tested positive for the virus.

If there had been a plan in place to limit contact, maximize distancing and mandate mask wearing, this might have worked.

But there was never any such plan, even on paper as far as I can tell…

Death Cult

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:47:19am

Also, friendly reminder for perspective: It hasn’t even been SIX months since we hit the thick of this Pandemic (using 3/12/20 as a point of reference). In fact, it hasn’t even been five months yet, though we’re about a week out from that.

Marathon, not a sprint.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:48:03am

re: #132 The Pie Overlord!

What’s he watching now?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:51:15am

So sad. 😢😢😢

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lizardofid  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:51:26am

re: #142 Jay C

Where did you find that shirt?
Got a link?
I must haz.

By the way, it’s been around since 2011 believe it or not. LOL

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:53:41am

re: #150 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, friendly reminder for perspective: It hasn’t even been SIX months since we hit the thick of this Pandemic (using 3/12/20 as a point of reference). In fact, it hasn’t even been five months yet, though we’re about a week out from that.

Marathon, not a sprint.

and we blew these last 4 months

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:53:59am

re: #152 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So sad. 😢😢😢

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Hell no one I know has gotten seriously sick or died from Covid and I definitely feel some trauma. Can’t imagine what it’s like for those who lost a loved one. Trump hasn’t even pretended to show empathy.

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Citizen K  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:54:17am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:55:25am

re: #152 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So sad. 😢😢😢

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my biggest fear right now
catching it
not knowing
giving it to mrs dm or mom

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:55:48am

All the most insane things Trump said during the Axios interview.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:56:03am

re: #156 Citizen K

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I’m against the death penalty except for monarchs and tyrants. Trump can go the way of Charles I and Nicolae Ceaușescu.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:56:38am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:56:47am

re: #155 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Hell no one I know has gotten seriously sick or died from Covid and I definitely feel some trauma. Can’t imagine what it’s like for those who lost a loved one. Trump hasn’t even pretended to show empathy.

why would he?
none of it is his fault.
and these people didn’t go to his inauguration anyway

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:57:22am

re: #157 dangerman

my biggest fear right now
catching it
not knowing
giving it to mrs dm or mom

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Yeah I fear having it and spreading.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 7:58:14am

re: #158 The Pie Overlord!

All the most insane things Trump said during the Axios interview.

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Says someone who tests frequently. Fucking evil shithead.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:01:28am

off to my weekly foray into publix

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cat-tikvah  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:03:29am

re: #159 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Actually I’d prefer obscurity in an oubliette.

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BigPapa  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:04:29am

3 more months of the zone being flooded with shit. At least for all the hate and rage there will be some level of comedy.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:05:20am

Everyday feels like a struggle. re: #165 cat-tikvah

Actually I’d prefer obscurity in an oubliette.

That works too.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:06:11am

OMG
Portland protester soaked in blood chases the woman who stabbed her. (in tags because, lots of blood)

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:06:20am

re: #138 John Hughes

Reuters via The Guardian

So those port officials who have been warning about this problem for years, “the issue of storing the material safely had come before several committees and judges and “nothing was done” to order the material be removed or disposed of” are to be put under house arrest.

That’s the only way to keep them from talking to the int’l press.

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:07:04am

re: #147 lizardofid

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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:11:32am

re: #168 The Pie Overlord!

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:12:23am

re: #85 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:14:22am

What? Ad Abscamium.

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Citizen K  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:15:34am

re: #160 The Pie Overlord!

Motherfuckers have never had medical help denied to them on the basis of authorities disbelieving their needs, not even getting into the obvious abusive police practices, or neglectful zoning and health regulations disproportionately fucking over minorities.

I bring this up constantly, but Serena Williams, one of the most famous black women in the entire world, nearly died after her last child was born because the doctor didn’t believe her when she was warning about her history of bloodclots.

EDIT: And of course, all the replies save mine are treating her like the greatest tyrant ever pandering to Antifa or some goddamn shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:15:54am

re: #157 dangerman

Same. My MIL (who I live with) is 67 and in poor health. I’m reasonably confident she would not survive covid-19. I am working from home currently so that helps to cut down on the risk but it doesn’t eliminate it. I always sanitize or wash my hands before I bring her food and try to minimize close contact with her as much as I can.

Ultimately, if you get the virus, by the time you know you have it you’ve already spread it. You can’t help that. It’s just the way biology works. It fucking sucks that you might unknowingly give it to someone you really don’t want to get it, but until we have some kind of reliable early detection method, this is the reality.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:16:34am

re: #168 The Pie Overlord!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:16:39am

270towin.com

That Electoral Vote dot com map up the thread is much more bullish on the Democrats than 270 to Win. (Electoral Vote has Texas in the Democratic column, for example).

Dem Safe/Likely/Lean: 278
GOP Safe/Likely/Lean: 169
Toss-Up: 91 (AZ, FL, GA, NC, OH, ME-2, NE-2)

That still leaves no path to victory to the GOP, provided Dem Lean states do not flip.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:16:54am

re: #132 The Pie Overlord!

What’s he watching now?

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She testifying in the House today.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:18:33am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I hope y’all are ready. There’s going to be a lot of bullshit going around in October.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:19:16am

re: #156 Citizen K

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Someone should explain that to Trump: If we have a king, we have the right to storm the castle.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:20:35am

Democrats in Congress Are Fighting Trump’s Anti-Trans Homeless Shelter Rule
“This policy is nothing more than a license for shelter providers to discriminate against transgender Americans.”, by Nico Lang, Condé Nast group

Over 140 members of Congress signed a July 30 letter stating that a unveiled proposal allowing homeless shelters to refuse access to trans people on the basis of their gender identity “weakens protections for transgender individuals experiencing homelessness, essentially empowering federally funded emergency homeless service providers to discriminately turn them away.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:20:53am

re: #119 Belafon

Here’s how I would like voting to work: If you cannot get to a place to vote, or cannot take a risk on getting the virus, vote by mail. If you have the option, vote as early as you can in person. This will free up the voting site for people who cannot vote early.

My wife and I will drop off our mail ballots at the ballot box in Bridgeport as soon after we receive them as we can.

There really aren’t any choices in state elections here (all Rs unopposed), in the US Senate race I have a choice between the R and the L (unless we can get Alisha Shelton on the ballot), and I’m not sure who’s running in the village board or county commission yet. The school board was decided during the primary.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:21:32am

re: #114 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Honestly, Biden needs to win big on election night - and them widen the win from mail in votes.

Trump needs to be trounced at every stage.

If Joe wins on the LBJ 64 scale or even the Nixon72/Reagan84 scale The Heinous Anus is still gonna scream about election fraud.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:21:35am

re: #156 Citizen K

Trump says he has an absolute right to unilaterally suspend payroll tax collection.

we elected a man who does not understand the office or how laws are enacted and enforced

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:21:58am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:22:51am

re: #181 retired cynic

Democrats in Congress Are Fighting Trump’s Anti-Trans Homeless Shelter Rule
“This policy is nothing more than a license for shelter providers to discriminate against transgender Americans.”, by Nico Lang, Condé Nast group

That’s part of the point. Transphobia is their new gambit since they’ve been losing the homophobia battle.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:23:44am

re: #183 🌹UOJB!

If Joe wins on the LBJ 64 scale or even the Nixon72/Reagan84 scale The Heinous Anus is still gonna scream about election fraud.

He is but it’ll be a great psych boost not just domestically but abroad.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:24:37am
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Citizen K  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:24:53am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we elected a man who does not understand the office or how laws are enacted and enforced

That’s not the important part though. Intent on his part wouldn’t matter if we didn’t have a system so dedicated to the honor system that there would be no recourse or roadblocks to that if the Senate was owned by the President’s party and decided to just not give a shit, as well a court system so stacked by said Senate that could stonewall the House’s own authority on the matter.

The country elected a man who doesn’t understand the office or its limits. The GOP has decided that the limits just never existed in the first place so it’s ok.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:26:16am

re: #189 Citizen K

The country elected a man who doesn’t understand the office or its limits. The GOP has decided that the limits just never existed in the first place so it’s ok.

He only gets away with it because of a GOP Senate majority and only avoided impeachment his first two years because of a GOP House majority.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:26:51am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:27:06am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we elected a man who does not understand the office or how laws are enacted and enforced

He really believes that “President of America” is like a beauty pageant, the real job was “Getting Elected” and the winner “Mr. America” gets to do a bunch of photo ops and ceremonial shit and endorsing products.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:28:40am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:30:17am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we elected a man who does not understand the office or how laws are enacted and enforced

We elected a man who hardly understands ANYTHING, except how to fuck people over to enrich himself.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:30:55am

Panhandle cases: 444 (+3, active 56, deaths 6, in hospital 1)
Morrill County: 59 (last new case 25 July, active 4)
Rate of climb is about the same since 24 May
Most by age: 40-49, then 20-29, then 10-19
Cumulative positive rate: 5.3%, total tests 8,320
pphd.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:31:49am

re: #194 Eclectic Cyborg

We elected a man who hardly understands ANYTHING, except how to fuck people over to enrich himself.

Well, at least he’s focusing on the important things in (his) life.

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gwangung  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:31:57am

re: #194 Eclectic Cyborg

We elected a man who hardly understands ANYTHING, except how to fuck people over to enrich himself.

So 40% of the country got someone just like them.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:32:07am

re: #181 retired cynic

Democrats in Congress Are Fighting Trump’s Anti-Trans Homeless Shelter Rule
“This policy is nothing more than a license for shelter providers to discriminate against transgender Americans.”, by Nico Lang, Condé Nast group

The key is that the fed or local governments have no business mixing tax dollars with the church organizations that run those shelters, daycares, schools, etc.

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Citizen K  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:32:26am

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, at least he’s focusing on the important things in (his) life.

I mean, it’s what his supporters love him for too. He hates and damages all the people they hate too, soo….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:32:53am

re: #108 Egregious Philbin

Also, Sylvia Allen, the crazy ass AZ state senator lost (albeit to another whackadoodle). Ms Allen is the one that keeps pushing 6000 year old earth theories, and opined that man and dinosaur lived together…and she was head of the Senate education panel….go figure.

The GOP wants this for everyone’s children. DeVos does too.

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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:34:41am

re: #111 Dr Lizardo

Same here - if they choose to sit this one out, I’m cool with that.

Sitting out would be better, as they wouldn’t be voting Republican down ballot.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:36:15am

re: #201 BlueSpotinAL

Sitting out would be better, as they wouldn’t be voting Republican down ballot.

Yeah, I agree. Matter of fact, I’d be entirely content if they sat out elections….forever.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:37:35am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we elected a man who does not understand the office or how laws are enacted and enforced

No. He understands precisely how his wishes can be enacted and enforced if no one has the honesty, patriotism, and courage to stand against him.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:38:40am

re: #112 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I have questions. Did he spend the money in strip clubs (which would employ people), or did he buy strip clubs (which would employ more people)? This is an important question regarding fraud.

Also, buying a Lamborghini means he had to employ sales people and others at a car dealership.

With the Rolex the same except at a jewellery shop.

Why is everyone so hard on this poor job-creating businessman? /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:39:03am

re: #192 The Pie Overlord!

He really believes that “President of America” is like a beauty pageant, the real job was “Getting Elected” and the winner “Mr. America” gets to do a bunch of photo ops and ceremonial shit and endorsing products.

He seemed to assume that he could rule by fiat and get everyone to sign NDAs.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:39:33am

re: #113 Eventual Carrion

Like HIV, herpies, shingles? Like those Donny?

Like bone spurs.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:39:34am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have questions. Did he spend the money in strip clubs (which would employ people), or did he buy strip clubs (which would employ more people)? This is an important question regarding fraud.

Also, buying a Lamborghini means he had to employ sales people and others at a car dealership.

With the Rolex the same except at a jewellery shop.

Why is everyone so hard on this poor job-creating businessman? /s

Because he wasted the rest.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:41:25am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He seemed to assume that he could rule by fiat and get everyone to sign NDAs.

Isn’t that what he did for the “Miss Universe” pageant?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:42:15am

COVID-19 has arrived at the nursing home in our county: nine residents and nine staff members.
A resident that recently returned from an area hospital had been in contact with a hospital employee that later tested positive.
The nursing home accounts for more than half of the cases in our county.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:42:36am

Meanwhile with an epidemic, important crap being debated in the Unicameral.

My useless Republicypher state senator is all-in on this one, because some old guy who served in the Vietnam War is exactly right to determine a woman’s need for such care, when there’s no abortion service within two hundred miles of here (in Colorado).

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:42:40am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

IIJM, or is anyone else getting a strong vibe of Benghazi Boogaloo Redux from these “Obamagate” hearings? I.e., a Congressional Committee (Senate, this time) wasting their and the public’s/media’s time in a desperately transparent/transparently desperate attempt to somehow “prove” that somebody, somewhere in the prior Admin did something “wrong” so that the GOP can try to politicize it for electoral “advantage”.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:43:08am

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stpaulbear  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:44:44am

Ugh. If you want to be reminded about why Never Trumpers are not your friends, go listen to Michael Steele on the Stephanie Miller Show. He starts out by whining about how republicans were just treated sooo unfairly until Newt Gingrich equalized things. For me, it didn’t go uphill from there.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:45:01am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Indefinite postpone vote going on right now.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:45:06am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:45:18am

re: #211 Jay C

IIJM, or is anyone else getting a strong vibe of Benghazi Boogaloo Redux from these “Obamagate” hearings? I.e., a Congressional Committee (Senate, this time) wasting their and the public’s/media’s time in a desperately transparent/transparently desperate attempt to somehow “prove” that somebody, somewhere in the prior Admin did something “wrong” so that the GOP can try to politicize it for electoral “advantage”.

As someone said above, this is about being about 90 days from the election. Republicans will be doing this while people die and lose their homes.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:46:05am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:46:36am

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Indefinite postpone vote going on right now.

Vote fails, Senator Hunt raises a point of order over time being kept. Senator Chambers called for reconsideration. Senator Hunt yields nine minutes to Senator Wayne.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:46:53am

re: #213 stpaulbear

Ugh. If you want to be reminded about why Never Trumpers are not your friends, go listen to Michael Steele on the Stephanie Miller Show. He starts out by whining about how republicans were just treated sooo unfairly until Newt Gingrich equalized things. For me, it didn’t go uphill from there.

Fuck Michael Steele

He GLADLY worked with the Koch Brothers to start the Teabaggers and he was all in on McConnell’s sabotaging Obama right from the start.

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lizardofid  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:47:24am

re: #207 Decatur Deb

Because he wasted the rest.

I remember that joke, as well as the slightly different investment consisting of “houses and lots”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:48:35am

Senator Hunt speaking, objecting to the Lieutenant Governor leading the session and clearing the agenda for the anti-abortion bill.

She objects to no testing in the Unicameral at all, when Senator Vargas’s father died from Covid-19. She objects again to time not being kept.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:48:39am

re: #213 stpaulbear

Ugh. If you want to be reminded about why Never Trumpers are not your friends, go listen to Michael Steele on the Stephanie Miller Show. He starts out by whining about how republicans were just treated sooo unfairly until Newt Gingrich equalized things. For me, it didn’t go uphill from there.

Yeah it was so so so unfair that the party of Nixon were seen as assholes. Steele is a good reminder that even the most tolerable never Trump Republican is still a Republican. Newt is a big reason why they’re assholes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:49:25am

JFC, the other senator from Arkansas Missouri:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:49:44am

re: #215 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Yikes

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Crater area

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:51:08am

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC, the other senator from Arkansas:

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Missouri but yes Hawley is awful.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:51:15am

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC, the other senator from Arkansas Missouri:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:51:33am

re: #225 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Missouri but yes Hawley is awful.

sorry, my bad

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:51:51am

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

Crater area

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An almost 500-foot wide crater. 😮

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:52:30am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

What is this crap about investigating a “policy difference” regarding Lt. Gen. Flynn? The military is not supposed to have a policy except uphold the Constitution and be subservient to the civilian government.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:53:00am

Lt. Governor is now calling on people to speak to the reconsideration motion.

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Thanos  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:53:47am

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi

From the thread before last.

We don’t have 211 service here. We only got 911 service in 2015.

Genocidaire Kristi Noem (R-SD Governor) doesn’t care: The overwhelming majority of people coming to Sturgis are leaving again.

As for locals if they come down with the disease? Who cares about them if their limited hospitals are overwhelmed? There’s lots of major cities around Sturgis to go to LOLOLOLOLOL

If you scroll down a bit here the site will let you plug in your zip and get your local UW offices.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:53:50am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

What is this crap about investigating a “policy difference” regarding Lt. Gen. Flynn? The military is not supposed to have a policy except uphold the Constitution and be subservient to the civilian government.

not a military policy, the GOP senators are trying to claim there was an Obama policy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:54:41am

Senator Cavanaugh (D-District 6) is calling for the full three-hour debate, as well as the traditional requirements for the introduction of a second reading. He also objects to the speaking queue was disregarded to debate rules on the abortion rules.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:54:58am

Lindsey Graham being a complete and total asshole.

As Yates tried to answer Graham’s questions, he repeatedly interrupted. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reacted by admonishing Graham.

“Let her answer the question,” Leahy said. “Just because it’s a woman testifying doesn’t mean she needs to be cut off.”

“Yeah, thanks a lot, Sen. Leahy,” Graham shot back. “I really appreciate that. You’re very constructive.”

As Graham continued to press her, Yates asked for “just a second” to explain her answers.

“No!” Graham said. “Here’s what we’re going to do. I’m going to ask questions and you’re going to give me answers.” Transcript of Video at Raw Story

After Lindsey rushes out of the hearing to talk to reporters, the first thing he’ll do is complain about the lack of civility. Motherfucker.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:55:07am

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

not a military policy, the GOP senators are trying to claim there was an Obama policy

Obama policy would be military policy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:57:17am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:57:35am

Democrats are the only ones wearing masks in the Unicameral. Senator Wishart (D-District 27) is rising in opposition to LB-814 as an unconstitutional bill, medically dangerous (because it bans D&E in all instances), endangers women’s lives even in a miscarriage. You can’t save a foetus if the mother is dead. It is not pro-life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:59:18am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:59:37am

Senator Wishart notes if the Unicameral couldn’t pass an $87,000 anti-sex trafficking bill, the state doesn’t have the millions to fight for an unconstitutional bill.

When pre-natal care was cut, abortions rose.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:00:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:01:47am

Senator Geist (R who brought the bill) says she fully respects the life of a mother, brings up a New York Times article claiming racism and abortion are closely linked, now raises Margaret Sanger over eugenics.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:01:49am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:03:48am

re: #97 dangerman

electoral-vote.com

I wonder how many times Biden’s debate team have watched the trump interview. It’s a blueprint for getting to trump. Brillant.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:04:08am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Senator Geist (R who brought the bill) says she fully respects the life of a mother, brings up a New York Times article claiming racism and abortion are closely linked, now raises Margaret Sanger over eugenics.

“What year is this, Senator?”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:04:40am

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

sorry, my bad

All good. Watch him. Apparently he’s got 2024 ambitions.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:04:50am

Now Senator Geist blames black fathers for being absent in homes, and claims if Planned Parenthood actually cared about “the blacks,” they would support two-parent Black families. She then claims the Civil Rights Act removed right to life to foetuses.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:05:59am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:06:11am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Now Senator Geist blames black fathers for being absent in homes, and claims if Planned Parenthood actually cared about “the blacks,” they would support two-parent Black families. She then claims the Civil Rights Act removed right to life to foetuses.

Senator Gibberish.

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plansbandc  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:07:40am

re: #181 retired cynic

Just so fucking hateful.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:07:43am

Senator Carol Blood (D-District 3) claims the GOP did a hit piece on her claiming she was not a “real Christian” because she supports abortion rights. She wants to know what the legitimate purpose of the bill is. She was threatened by other Christians over the hit piece and had to call the FBI for her safety.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:12:00am

Senator Blood concludes that the issues to reduce abortion are systematically opposed by the GOP.

Another Senator is now asking Senator Chambers what a Pyrrhic Victory is, after he defined it, asks if this is a Pyrrhic Victory, Chambers notes that he is not interested in their debates over D&E because this has already been ruled unconstitutional.

The GOP is all over the map here.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:12:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:12:41am

They keep calling the D&E a “dismemberment abortion” for the emotional pull.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:17:34am

Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks (D-District 28) dressed in white for Women’s Suffrage Month, wonders if the GOP would allow women the right to vote today if it was up to them. Argues the GOP should not get between a woman and her doctor. Politicians need to stop imposing their personal beliefs on any women’s health care, not just abortion.

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Teukka  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:17:40am

re: #215 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Yikes

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Drone footage of damage in Beirut Port
h/t @rabzthecopter on Insta, via NYT.
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sagehen  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:20:38am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Meanwhile with an epidemic, important crap being debated in the Unicameral.

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My useless Republicypher state senator is all-in on this one, because some old guy who served in the Vietnam War is exactly right to determine a woman’s need for such care, when there’s no abortion service within two hundred miles of here (in Colorado).

so… having to wear a mask for a couple hours a day is an unconscionable imposition on his bodily autonomy, but taking over my bloodstream, my kidneys, my thyroid, sucking the calcium from my bones, altering my center of gravity, forcing me to undergo many hours of pain for an effort that alters my body so profoundly that an anthropologist a thousand years from now can tell by looking at my skeleton whether or not I’ve been through it… that’s just a minor inconvenience I should stop whining about?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:21:34am

Senator Pansing-Brooks now calls out the GOP for not considering her a “true Christian.”

Senator Hunt is back noting she could not get a ruling on the queue of speakers, calling out the Lieutenant Governor for calling her a child and an idiot, and notes that Senator Geist doesn’t even know what’s in her own bill or the penalties in the bill. She says she’s going down for a conservative position as a Democratic Socialist, arguing the Supreme Court just made this ruling in June.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:21:40am

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:23:56am
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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:24:13am

Stealing the census, by Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria

A deep dive as usual, by Legum.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:25:26am

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now if someone were to do an actual counting of said items I wonder how many would be there.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:25:53am

netnebraska.org

Live coverage of the anti-abortion bill debate in Nebraska.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:29:11am

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why do I think none of the numbers in that graphic are accurate?

/

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:30:01am

re: #256 sagehen

Pretty much. So are the other Republicans.

Senator Machaela Cavanaugh (D-District 6) notes that people from the rural areas are calling her office worried about the epidemic and eviction from homes, while rural senators are arguing about banning a scientifically-sound procedure while the federal money for Covid-19 relief is still being held up by the state governor.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:31:50am

re: #42 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

…….
We are only at the beginning of this economic disaster. The AOC tweet below is poignant, yet the “slush fund” is an acknowledgment by the Republican Senate that the financial industry is going to be in trouble. While we can take it as a sign of the hard-heartedness of the GOP… it is also a sign that they know the economy is in trouble.

The remaining Trumpers (31% to 36% of the electorate depending on various polls) are beyond clueless. They are so far in denial of how bad Trump really is that I can confidently write that they are either vile people or have serious mental deficiencies. No one can look at Trump by any objective measure and come to any conclusion other than he’s the worst President the US has had (and the US has had some doozies back in the 19th century.)

Vile people who are racist to the core and dismissive of the well-being of the poor. Essential workers (regardless of race) are no better than slaves — their lives don’t matter, while the investor class must be pampered and protected. Their main interest is the well-being of their stock portfolio and their personal comfort; who cares about other people?

Now — many are also thoroughly brain-washed into believing “deep state” and “Obamagate” type conspiracies. I’m not sure that means they are mentally deficient, though, because my belief is that anyone can be sucked into these bizarre worlds if they are constantly exposed to the same set of deceptions, from a range of related sources (e.g. multiple anchors at Fox, Limbaugh, etc)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:31:50am
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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:32:13am

If you like typography, or calligraphy, you will love and be amazed by this. I wonder how long it took him to do it.

Hundreds of Symbols From Prehistory to Modern Day Comprise a Gold ‘S’ Screenprint by Seb Lester, This Is Colossal

Centered on the letter “S,” an anachronistic print from Seb Lester (previously) blends hundreds of symbols into one embellished form. Rendered in metallic on black paper, the typographic piece captures an incredibly long timeline, from prehistory to the Dark Ages to the Renaissance to present day. Look closely and you’ll spot snippets of cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, emojis, and modern logos.

Based in Lewes, England, the artist and calligrapher channeled the heavily detailed marginalia and flourishes of illuminated manuscripts. “I have spent two decades studying the most beautiful examples of intricate letterform and ornamental design I can find. This letter ‘S’ is arguably the most intricate letterform that has ever been drawn,” he shares with Colossal.

Lester released a limited run of 150 gold screenprints, which currently are available in his shop. Check out the video below to see all of the piece’s gleaming intricacies, and follow the artist on Instagram to keep up with his latest releases.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:33:45am

Kennedy is a moron

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:34:05am

re: #154 dangerman

and we blew these last 4 months

People drop out of marathons.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:34:42am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:36:05am

Senator Adam Morfeld arguing that the GOP is making mental somersaults and picking dicta to try to violate their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:39:29am

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Great Republican governor = Fixer

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:39:52am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:40:23am

Senator Geist (who brought the bill) is arguing people always bring their personal beliefs. She also argues that there is an alternative to the D&E procedure, which rips apart a “baby” with forceps. The alternative is a suction abortion, so it’s disingenuous to claim that doctors would be treated as criminals, because doctors after the procedure could go to the Board of Medicine to plead their case.

She also says they have struck that the father has to be married to the mother (the bill as originally written would prohibit all abortions to single women with the D&E procedure regardless of need).

She then says her bill is “women-empowering.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:42:12am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:42:47am

Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks back with the Supreme Court decision in June on a previous law passed in another state which already declared this bill unconstitutional, so what part of that do the men in the GOP not understand?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:45:24am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yup, my meds have been delayed, and I’m concerned over my epilepsy meds, which have to be filled every month.

Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks points out the GOP claims to hate unfunded mandates, and points out denying an abortion is the ultimate unfunded mandate to raise a child. She points out the GOP is still stuck in the “crazy” notion that women use abortion as birth control.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:46:43am

re: #174 Citizen K

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Motherfuckers have never had medical help denied to them on the basis of authorities disbelieving their needs, not even getting into the obvious abusive police practices, or neglectful zoning and health regulations disproportionately fucking over minorities.

I bring this up constantly, but Serena Williams, one of the most famous black women in the entire world, nearly died after her last child was born because the doctor didn’t believe her when she was warning about her history of bloodclots.

EDIT: And of course, all the replies save mine are treating her like the greatest tyrant ever pandering to Antifa or some goddamn shit.

Women, in general, have had problems over the years with doctors taking their comments seriously. Indeed too many physicians think of themselves as infallible.

35 years ago my sister rushed her 18 month daughter to the hospital when she broke her leg by falling the wrong way. The doctors had to put a cast on my niece — and my sister tried to explain that the cast was not being set up correctly. The doctors treated her as a hysterical woman and tried to prescribe a tranquilizer. Needless to say when my sister returned the next day with her daughter in tow, the doctors realized that the cast had to be replaced, they decided to listen to her recommendations.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:47:54am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can’t realistically go to the hospital to fill my meds, because the hospital is 130 miles away. I can’t do that every month. Everyone around here (and this town has a disproportionate number of veterans) has to get their medications by mail.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:50:04am

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Senator Geist (who brought the bill) is arguing people always bring their personal beliefs. She also argues that there is an alternative to the D&E procedure, which rips apart a “baby” with forceps. The alternative is a suction abortion, so it’s disingenuous to claim that doctors would be treated as criminals, because doctors after the procedure could go to the Board of Medicine to plead their case.

She also says they have struck that the father has to be married to the mother (the bill as originally written would prohibit all abortions to single women with the D&E procedure regardless of need).

She then says her bill is “women-empowering.”

Another example of how female cult members are as bad as the men in the cult.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:51:52am

Senator Geiss now brings up “what about the men?” She then notes the bill focuses on the physician, which only indirectly affects a women, then brings up Christian alternative help (that is, CPCs, Christian ministries such as Rachel Ministries, &c).

Fuque that, who cares about your particular interpretation of the Bible, and why should it apply to everyone. Get your religious zealotry out of my state legislature, ma’am.

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SerialUpDinger  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:55:22am

An insult to keep in my back pocket….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:55:31am

A pregnant state senator (R, not sure who she is, now calls out the GOP for their emotional descriptions of “dismemberment abortions”), who calls out her own vote on the first reading as voting for an unconstitutional position. She says that after reflection on her first vote, she looks at that vote as a violation of her oath of office.

She will vote with the Democrats to defeat the bill. If she votes with her emotion, what’s next? Freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, freedom of religion? She cannot find any loophole in the constitutional arguments.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:57:24am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Now Senator Geist blames black fathers for being absent in homes, and claims if Planned Parenthood actually cared about “the blacks,” they would support two-parent Black families. She then claims the Civil Rights Act removed right to life to foetuses.

“Absentee fathers”
“Young bucks buying steak and shrimp on food stamps”
“Hands like lethal weapons”
“Thugs”

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:01:15am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Now Senator Geist blames black fathers for being absent in homes, and claims if Planned Parenthood actually cared about “the blacks,” they would support two-parent Black families. She then claims the Civil Rights Act removed right to life to foetuses.

The same old shit from the same old racist assholes.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:02:02am

Mark Meadows isn’t saving Trump. He’s sabotaging the country.
Dana Milbank, WaPo

The antics made Meadows the most feared person in the Republican caucus and “the most powerful man in the House,” as Vox dubbed him.
But not anymore. Tearing things down is easy, yet governing is hard. Meadows’s anti-government vandalism probably won’t save Trump, but it could bring us all down with him.

This is a very scary article. It is blaming Meadows for the reactionary changes we have seen from DT and the admin. since he took over, including the Bible photo op, Portland, bringing in the demon sperm doc, and re-upping on hydroxychloroquine, etc.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:03:03am

Senator Ernie Chambers (I) now brings up a case brought by Nebraska and appealed to the Eighth Circuit that Nebraska agreed in the previous case that the previous attempt at this, that banning the D&E method was an undue burden on women because the state would pursue doctors for a crime. Based on Nebraska’s own testimony, the law was struck down.

Sen. Tim Geigret (sp? District 40) now rises to support the bill, saying as a grandfather he doesn’t want anyone to miss out on being a grandparent. He then raises his experience as a Medivac pilot in the military.

He then alludes to everyone being part of a life-saving mission with this bill, and if you don’t agree, he’ll pray for you.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:09:27am

Senator Hunt back up, pointing out she is a mother. She also had a PAP smear she delayed because of the stigma surrounding going to Planned Parenthood. 75% of women who have this procedure already have children. They are not stupid women. They do not need conservatives bringing Big Government into women’s decisions and making doctors into felons.

She is offended by Republican taking away her religious freedoms and those of Christians who do not have a negative opinion of abortion.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:10:12am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sick of these Xtians forcing their bullshit on people.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:13:43am

Senator Slama pointing out she’s needed this precise procedure to save her life. She points out that the Republicans aren’t doctors but they play them in the legislature. She calls out another senator and says how dare he hold the power of life and death over her life.

Another Senator now up listing every case which has struck down a law like this is unconstitutional.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:15:19am

re: #289 🌹UOJB!

Sick of these Xtians forcing their bullshit on people.

It’s the wingnut Christians. The only atheists in the state legislature are Ernie Chambers (I) and Megan Hunt (D). The GOP legislators have repeatedly called the Dem legislators “not real Christians” (that exact phrase)

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:16:42am

re: #291 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s the wingnut Christians. The only atheists in the state legislature are Ernie Chambers (I) and Megan Hunt (D). The GOP legislators have repeatedly called the Dem legislators “not real Christians” (that exact phrase)

That’s why I call those assholes Xtians…

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:20:05am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Absentee fathers”
“Young bucks buying steak and shrimp on food stamps”
“Hands like lethal weapons”
“Thugs”

Which is all stereotypes. I think studies showed that black men are actually more invovled with their children than white men, or no worse.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:20:22am

Senator Blood now pointing out the only time the Governor or Lieutenant Governor ever talked her was over abortion bills.

She points out the Unicameral is supposed to be non-partisan, yet the Governor and Lieutenant Governor never talk to Democrats except for abortion.

She then calls out the real cause of unwanted pregnancies: Men and irresponsible ejaculations. (Objection overruled)

She says she’s ready to work with the GOP on any bill which would deal with the #1 cause of unwanted pregnancy.

When she spoke to Senator Geiss about her bill, Sen. Geiss said she “needed to talk to her lawyers.” What lawyers? Special interest groups? Who are these lawyers? We are the lawmakers, if they want to be lawmakers they should be elected.

She looks forward to bills next year to stop irresponsible ejaculation.

Roll call vote for cloture.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:24:32am

Cloture successful. Debate ends. Senator Hunt’s bill to indefinitely postpone the bill now up.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:25:42am

Indefinite postpone fails. Vote to advance the bill passes.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:26:22am

The young man who founded one of the most prolific neo-Nazi propaganda organizations in the U.S. was arrested over the weekend by sheriff’s deputies in Parker County, Texas, for plastering stickers promoting his group on county property.

Thomas Ryan Rousseau, the 21-year-old founder of the openly fascist hate group Patriot Front, was arrested along with two other men in Weatherford for criminal mischief—a minor misdemeanor—after they allegedly placed stickers on several signs on the county courthouse lawn.

dailykos.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:28:27am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yup, my meds have been delayed, and I’m concerned over my epilepsy meds, which have to be filled every month.

Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks points out the GOP claims to hate unfunded mandates, and points out denying an abortion is the ultimate unfunded mandate to raise a child. She points out the GOP is still stuck in the “crazy” notion that women use abortion as birth control.

Today it’s medicine. Tomorrow? Mail-in ballots…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:30:08am

re: #293 Belafon

Which is all stereotypes. I think studies showed that black men are actually more invovled with their children than white men, or no worse.

Fathers’ Involvement With Their Children: United States, 2006-2010 (Goes to the CDC, PDF file)

Goes into the definitions for “father” and breaks up the cohort into age groups, ethnic groups, racial groups, single or married, &c

The study found African-American men are more involved, regardless of marital status.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:30:09am

re: #298 Eclectic Cyborg

Today it’s medicine, tomorrow mail-in ballots…

That is precisely what the RepubliKKKlans are after!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:35:59am

re: #299 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fathers’ Involvement With Their Children: United States, 2006-2010 (Goes to the CDC, PDF file)

Goes into the definitions for “father” and breaks up the cohort into age groups, ethnic groups, racial groups, single or married, &c

The study found African-American men are more involved, regardless of marital status.

I wonder if part of that is because more white fathers can easily afford babysitters/nannies/daycare, etc?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:41:44am

re: #301 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if part of that is because more white fathers can easily afford babysitters/nannies/daycare, etc?

Could be. Also shipping kids off to church camp, church youth group meetings, Boy or Girl Scout events, other sorts of extra-curricular events which the kid is involved and the parent isn’t.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:45:48am

re: #291 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s the wingnut Christians. The only atheists in the state legislature are Ernie Chambers (I) and Megan Hunt (D). The GOP legislators have repeatedly called the Dem legislators “not real Christians” (that exact phrase)

I’d wear that badge with pride

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:50:37am

re: #301 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if part of that is because more white fathers can easily afford babysitters/nannies/daycare, etc?

Possibly, but, according to another study I saw, African Americans are more involved in their community than whites. I suspect that concept filters down to the parent level.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:50:52am
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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:50:57am

(2nd tweet)

RIP

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:52:58am

re: #304 Belafon

Possibly, but, according to another study I saw, African Americans are more involved in their community than whites. I suspect that concept filters down to the parent level.

That’s also why, when the Sanders campaign started going after Democratic organizers, blacks in South Carolina got angry. These organizers use their clout to help those in the communities they serve and represent.

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:53:38am

Honestly, given who they were prosecuting, they really should have seen it coming… xD

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:55:45am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:56:12am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:56:39am

re: #305 jaunte

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:00:10am

re: #308 (((Archangel1)))

Honestly, given who they were prosecuting, they really should have seen it coming… xD

No, if someone sends you something unsolicited, such as a child exploitation film on a live stream, you are not guilty of possession of it. (This is a variant of the argument that Hillary Clinton was guilty of possessing classified information because someone sent an E-mail containing an alleged paragraph with a classification symbol on it.)

It would still be appalling though.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:03:23am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:04:51am

re: #312 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

At least he’s got a sense of humor.

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CarolJ  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:05:07am

re: #313 jaunte

Why doesn’t he use his hotel for the speech? No problem there, and could be fixed up to his liking as festively as possible.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:05:35am

re: #313 jaunte

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Trump should hold it at the ‘Southern White House.’

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:06:02am

re: #315 CarolJ

I’d guess because he has an abusive personality disorder.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:06:07am

re: #315 CarolJ

Why doesn’t he use his hotel for the speech? No problem there, and could be fixed up to his liking as festively as possible.

Plus he can charge the GOP exorbitant rates and make a killing at the same time.

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plansbandc  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:07:12am

Not sure I’ve ever seen such happiness from a ferret…

Pretty much a perfect Tik tok.

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plansbandc  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:11:10am

And in case anyone is worried that he is scared:

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:12:16am

The announcement about holding Trump’s acceptance speech at the White House is to distract the press from dying Americans and a cratering economy.

Andrea Mitchell obliges

Mitchell then asked about Trump’s plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

“It’s very wrong,” Pelosi explained. “For the president of the United States to degrade, once again, the White House as he has done over and over again by saying he’s going to completely politicize it is something that should be rejected right out of hand.”
“It’s not serious thinking. It won’t happen,” she added.

“If he’s exempt from the Hatch Act, which is why some of his aides have been cited for unethical activity, you don’t think he can get away with it?” Mitchell asked.

“Andrea, my friend,” Pelosi responded, “once again, he is diverting attention from the fact that people are dying in our country, children are hungry, families are fearing eviction, workers are concerned about getting money into their pockets, the state and local governments are suffering from the virus and the rest. And we’re talking about whether he can have a political event at the White House. He can’t.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:13:38am

re: #313 jaunte

Thereby confirming Trump is probably going to do it.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:14:38am

re: #322 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump is mentally incapable of abiding by the Hatch Act.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:15:15am

re: #323 jaunte

Trump is mentally incapable of abiding by the Hatch Act.

Precisely.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:16:38am

re: #286 retired cynic

Mark Meadows isn’t saving Trump. He’s sabotaging the country.
Dana Milbank, WaPo

This is a very scary article. It is blaming Meadows for the reactionary changes we have seen from DT and the admin. since he took over, including the Bible photo op, Portland, bringing in the demon sperm doc, and re-upping on hydroxychloroquine, etc.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:17:20am

re: #321 Teddy’s Person

You can always count on Stenographer Andrea Mitchell to recite GOP talking points.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:18:01am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:20:38am

Well, this fucking sucks:

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:21:21am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:21:56am

re: #327 jaunte

And whoever is asking her knows this, and would like to get her in trouble for saying it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:24:15am
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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:25:14am

Welp, it’s been nice knowing ya’all. Sigh. I live around such selfish, arrogant shitheels. We’re never going to have lower COVID19 numbers here. EVER. Because of assholes.

A guy who belongs to a fan page I do and his girlfriend have become my real life buddies. Even though we’ve never met personally, we have a lot in common. Music, gardening (their veggie garden is to DIE for), same goofy sense of humor, etc. We’ve sent gifts and stuff from our gardens back and forth, and his girlfriend works in a hospital as a pharm tech, her life is stressful right now, she’s working 14 hour shifts from being understaffed, just delivering meds to patients and dealing with all that entails over a day. He’s from GA, but they live up in northeast US now. They are sweet people, been through hell and back a couple of times, and still manage kindness.

So he puts up a facebook post today about stupid assholes going on vacation into known hot spots and how he can’t process how absolutely fucked up it is, not enough facepalms in the world etc.

A mutual friend responds with she and her husband went to Panama City last week because they couldn’t take being home all the time (I know where they live, it’s 5 miles at most from here and it’s not a hellscape, yet). While they were there she talked to all these people from PC and no one knows anyone who is sick. BUT! She and her hubby know someone who almost died from COVID but he’s better now. Besides the numbers are too high, it’s not that many people dying, the government is lying, hospitals miscounting cases for money, etc. Fuck her. I was friends with her before, I will never get anywhere near her ever. Another lady and I talked over and around her about spoiled assholes being the problem here and that was that.

Between the schools starting up and our fairly close proximity to Florida, Georgia is going to get shithammered, hard. If my husband gets sick , I’m a widow, period. He won’t recover, all his doctors say so. And we’re doing everything right to the best of our ability. And still, it only takes a stupid, selfish couple from down the road a bit to take that all away, or someone like them. I’m tired of this shit. And their righteousness about it, like it is just no big deal to risk hurting others because they got bored one weekend.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:27:27am

Charlie Pierce on the Swan/DT interview:

What was your favorite part—and, by “favorite,” I mean the part that put so much ice in your aorta that it likely won’t thaw for years. Was it “It is what it is,” for the massive death toll of the pandemic in this country? Was it “Why can’t I?” when Jonathan Swan calls him out for fudging statistics? Was it the extraordinarily strange business with the charts? Was it his blowing off the memory of John Lewis while he blithely doubled—and tripled—down on his support for alleged child sex-trafficker Ghislane Maxwell? Was it Swan’s own transparent incredulity; the man ran through a panoply of facial expressions that made Buster Keaton look like one of the heads on Easter Island. Or was it one of those terrifying moments when looking into the face of the president* of the United States was equivalent to staring down a well that went dry decades ago. Drop in a stone and wait for long minutes until you realize, finally, that there will be no splash, just the dull thump of rock on lifeless dirt.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:31:34am

re: #333 retired cynic

My “favorite” part was the side shot of Trump sitting like a toad with his high heels on, in his three-sizes-too-big zoot suit, wrinkled worse than one of Gym Jordan’s shirts.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:31:48am

“…The City Council in the border town of Laredo, Texas, voted this week to paint “defund the wall” on the street in front of a federal courthouse downtown.

Laredo council members approved the initiative in a unanimous vote, according to the Laredo Morning Times, working with the No Border Wall Coalition to install the mural.

The organization has called for federal spending on President Trump’s signature southern border wall to be rerouted and invested in the environment, health care, jobs and education.”

thehill.com

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Mike Lamb  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:32:46am

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Resigned just like those Russian doctors fell out of windows…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:33:36am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:34:31am

earthquake.usgs.gov

M 3.3 Explosion - 1 km ENE of Beirut, Lebanon

2020-08-04 15:08:18 (UTC)33.901°N 35.519°E0.0 km depth

The Beirut, Lebanon explosion was processed using the same basic methods that we use for regional earthquakes. To remove uncertainties in the location associated with seismic methods, we fix the location to the location seen in videos of the blast. Standard methods were used to calculate the magnitude. The reported magnitude is not directly comparable to an earthquake of similar size because the explosion occurred at the surface where seismic waves are not as efficiently generated. News reports state the explosion was caused by 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate which is roughly equivalent to 1100 tons of TNT.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:35:38am

re: #338 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That would officially make it more powerful than the blast that leveled Halifax in 1917.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:36:00am
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:36:56am

re: #339 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump would say 1918.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:37:39am

re: #340 Charles Johnson

How do you spy on a campaign after the election?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:37:53am

re: #339 Eclectic Cyborg

That would officially make it more powerful than the blast the leveled Halifax in 1917.

They gave the blast an earthquake equivalent intensity of VII on their ten point scale.

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KGxvi  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:38:05am

re: #338 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If you’re not used to earthquakes, 3.3 is probably pretty scary.

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gwangung  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:40:21am

re: #307 Belafon

That’s also why, when the Sanders campaign started going after Democratic organizers, blacks in South Carolina got angry. These organizers use their clout to help those in the communities they serve and represent.

Hm, yes. Calling the aunties and uncles who can be SEEN doing good work the “corrupt, ignorant tools” of the establishment is not going to have the effect they want.

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KGxvi  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:41:48am

re: #342 Ace Rothstein

How do you spy on a campaign after the election?

The transition… you know, where they discovered that Mike Flynn (and likely Jared) were using back channel communications to communicate with their home base in Moscow.

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wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:42:22am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:42:42am

re: #340 Charles Johnson

How is Johnathon Turley trying to spin this as Sally Yates would have done things differently if she knew then what she knows now? What’s he trying to claim, that the Flynn investigation was falsely undertaken and now she knows it?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:43:06am

re: #345 gwangung

Hm, yes. Calling the aunties and uncles who can be SEEN doing good work the “corrupt, ignorant tools” of the establishment is not going to have the effect they want.

Another example but Susan Sarandon going after Dolores Huerta.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:48:50am

Fuque yoooooo.

CAL THOMAS: John Lewis funeral was a political event (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more dreck at the link):

Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life.

Tradition was discarded during John Lewis’ funeral last week in Atlanta. Like the memorial service of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) in 2008, the Lewis service was a political event that included veiled denunciations of President Trump. There were allegations of voter suppression by Republicans and a comparison of Trump by former President Obama to the late Alabama governor and segregationist, George Wallace.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:49:57am

re: #350 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Aww, is snowflake mad he got his feefees hurt? (Not you, the guy who wrote that nonsense)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:50:46am

re: #330 Belafon

And whoever is asking her knows this, and would like to get her in trouble for saying it.

could be the person asking the question, or someone else on the committee…

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wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:51:41am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:52:10am

re: #351 Eclectic Cyborg

Aww, is snowflake mad he got his feefees hurt? (Not you, the guy who wrote that nonsense)

Obama also criticized President Trump for sending federal agents to Portland, Oregon, to help quell violence that had gone on for more than 60 days.

Presumably, President Obama would not have been opposed to President Eisenhower’s decision in 1957 to send the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering Central High School.

Portland (no violence except for police riots) was exactly like the segregated Jim Crow South.

Cal Thomas, this one’s for you.

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aatharuv  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:52:21am

re: #323 jaunte

Trump is mentally incapable of abiding by the Hatch Act.

Remove the last 6 words.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:56:11am

re: #350 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fuque yoooooo.

CAL THOMAS: John Lewis funeral was a political event (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more dreck at the link):

Motherfucker your party dismantled VRA. STFU and go cry about Lewis to your klangle.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:57:10am

re: #348 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How is Johnathon Turley trying to spin this as Sally Yates would have done things differently if she knew then what she knows now? What’s he trying to claim, that the Flynn investigation was falsely undertaken and now she knows it?

Easy!

Turley believes Republicans are above the law.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:58:00am

George W Bush was at Lewis’s service. Lewis had problems with his administration too but George W Bush it would seem to his credit isn’t a whiny right wing dipshit.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:58:03am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:58:36am
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:58:37am

“Read the books,” evaded the non-reader of books.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:59:45am

re: #359 jaunte

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It is what is, words that should be spoken after Donald gets convicted for his many crimes and sent to a maximum security prison.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:02:10pm

re: #352 Backwoods_Sleuth

could be the person asking the question, or someone else on the committee…

Sure you did, Marissa Eight-Digits. Everyone who held a Top Secret clearance goes around telling randos on Twitter, and you can hold up more than one oath. Counter-point to your “patriotism”: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who made the reports through the proper channels, and was called before Congress to testify what he’d seen and heard.

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KGxvi  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:03:35pm

Short of a coup, Trump is not winning re-election… not with numbers like this:

Only a fifth of Republicans are satisfied with the direction the country is heading.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:04:38pm

re: #350 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fuque yoooooo.

CAL THOMAS: John Lewis funeral was a political event (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more dreck at the link):

and a comparison of Trump by former President Obama to the late Alabama governor and segregationist, George Wallace

If the hood fits, wear it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:05:35pm

re: #363 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Left out this part:

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wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:05:40pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:07:24pm

re: #364 KGxvi

Short of a coup, Trump is not winning re-election… not with numbers like this:

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Only a fifth of Republicans are satisfied with the direction the country is heading.

Yeah I just don’t see it. He needs a lot to go right for him and a lot to go wrong for Biden. Been saying this for awhile but actually having a record hurts Trump as opposed to being the empty slate.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:08:46pm

re: #350 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fuque yoooooo.

CAL THOMAS: John Lewis funeral was a political event (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more dreck at the link):

Someone should ask Cal why he doesn’t think the service conforted the family, the family of a man who had dedicated his life to civil rights, the family that knew what Lewis would have wanted would be for others to continue his fight?

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KGxvi  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:10:03pm

re: #368 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I just don’t see it. He needs a lot to go right for him and a lot to go wrong for Biden. Been saying this for awhile but actually having a record hurts Trump as opposed to being the empty slate.

I mean, there is this blatant bit of reckless disregard for the constitutional order:

Which is why I had the “coup” caveat. So, again, we need to run up the fucking score.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:11:07pm

re: #369 Belafon

Someone should ask Cal why he doesn’t think the service conforted the family, the family of a man who had dedicated his life to civil rights, the family that knew what Lewis would have wanted would be for others to continue his fight?

I thought the eulogies were appropriate for a man who spent his entire life in the political fight for voting rights.

I would think if anyone was offended (regardless of family or no), they would have already been to the media with it.

The only people I’ve seen complain about the funeral is conservative pundits.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:11:50pm

re: #370 KGxvi

I mean, there is this blatant bit of reckless disregard for the constitutional order:

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Which is why I had the “coup” caveat. So, again, we need to run up the fucking score.

Absolutely.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:13:49pm

re: #369 Belafon

Someone should ask Cal why he doesn’t think the service conforted the family, the family of a man who had dedicated his life to civil rights, the family that knew what Lewis would have wanted would be for others to continue his fight?

I saw that the wingnuts were using MLK’s wingnut niece to attack it. Didn’t see them complaining when Glenn Beck tried to co-opt the Civil Rights movement despite Glenn’s praise of racists like Cleon Skousem.

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wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:14:45pm

re: #371 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I thought the eulogies were appropriate for a man who spent his entire life in the political fight for voting rights.

I would think if anyone was offended (regardless of family or no), they would have already been to the media with it.

The only people I’ve seen complain about the funeral is conservative pundits.

The funeral was a political celebration of a political life. It was a great honor to the one at the center of it.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:15:33pm

re: #374 wrenchwench

As if conservative pundits gave a damn about John Lewis.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:15:41pm

re: #372 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Absolutely.

But thanks to the pandemic, this might not be possible. What if 60% of the votes are mail-in? You can run up the numbers — win by tens of millions, but it won’t count because the in-person voting was so low?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:15:42pm

re: #370 KGxvi

I mean, there is this blatant bit of reckless disregard for the constitutional order:

Which is why I had the “coup” caveat. So, again, we need to run up the fucking score.

How does “competing slate of electors” even work? The state may only send the number of electors equivalent to the number of electoral votes that state has.

Nebraska can’t send four Republican electors, and one each GOP and Democratic for NE-2. That’s not how any of this works.

If Texas somehow goes for Biden, they don’t get to send thirty-eight electors for Biden and thirty-eight more for Trump.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:18:07pm

re: #376 Hecuba’s daughter

But thanks to the pandemic, this might not be possible. What if 60% of the votes are mail-in? You can run up the numbers — win by tens of millions, but it won’t count because the in-person voting was so low?

If they don’t count the mail in ballots, I think we would have millions on the street.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:18:58pm

re: #370 KGxvi

I mean, there is this blatant bit of reckless disregard for the constitutional order:

Which is why I had the “coup” caveat. So, again, we need to run up the fucking score.

If somehow someone managed to pull this particular bit of rodent copulation of the election off, the only alternative would be for the citizens to hit the streets in numbers too big to ignore.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:22:32pm

According to CNN headline, at least 135 deaths in Beirut. So sad for the city and the nation — and what happens when you don’t have competent leadership and competent government.

Of course the coronavirus 155,000+ deaths here also reflect that lack.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:23:21pm

re: #380 Hecuba’s daughter

According to CNN headline, at least 135 deaths in Beirut. So sad for the city and the nation — and what happens when you don’t have competent leadership and competent government.

Of course the coronavirus 155,000+ deaths here also reflect that lack.

It’s a miracle the death total remains so low, even at this early point.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:24:04pm

re: #377 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

US Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 2

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

I damn well remember 2000 in Florida where the GOP legislature was going thru the motions of overriding the popular vote and picking a slate of Dumbya electors and it would be legal according to the Constitution.

Between 1789 and 1820 Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were the only states that allowed popular vote for Presidential Electors. In 1800 The Pennsylvania legislature was split between Federalist Senate and Republican House. The Federalists forced the legislature to split Pennsylvania’s electors evenly between Adams and Jefferson. and that is the precedent corrupted courts can use to nullify popular votes for picking electors.

The danger is real.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:24:06pm

re: #380 Hecuba’s daughter

If only it hadn’t been for those burdensome, job-killing regulations.
//

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:25:21pm

re: #377 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How does “competing slate of electors” even work? The state may only send the number of electors equivalent to the number of electoral votes that state has.

Nebraska can’t send four Republican electors, and one each GOP and Democratic for NE-2. That’s not how any of this works.

If Texas somehow goes for Biden, they don’t get to send thirty-eight electors for Biden and thirty-eight more for Trump.

I think the way selecting Presidential Electors works is that each state (usually via the Secretary Of State or whatever official is constitutionally authorized to do so) signs off on the results of the election, and certifies that “X number of electors pledged to Candidate Z” have been properly selected, and those Electors then cast their votes for their pledged candidates at the official “meeting” of the Electoral College on (?)Dec. (14?).

SO if there is a close election in Texas, the issue would be if they certify 38 Electors for Trump, OR 38 Electors for Biden: and said issue is - in the final analysis, I believe - up to either the State Supreme Court. or (as in 2000) the SCOTUS.

And unfortunately, even though it hasn’t been an issue since 1876, the certification of electors IS subject to various degrees of fuckery. And I am sure somebody in the Trump Admin has, or shortly will, game out all of them.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:25:54pm

re: #373 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

These people are just dumb. First of all, this is a historically significant black church hosting a celebration of life for a famous civil rights icon. I know it annoys a lot of conservative white people, but these rituals are supposed to be loud, full of love and joy and celebration of that person’s life, achievements and what the person meant to them. It’s solemn, but not so damned solemn that there is no joy or laughter. I realize for guys like Cal, church is supposed to be as miserable as he is, but not everyone sees it like that, and thank goodness they don’t.

I know they did this to Paul Wellstone as well, but that was mostly to try and fuck with Al Franken who was seen then as a serious threat to eventually win Wellstone’s seat, which he did pretty handily. There’s a racial aspect to this objection of the Lewis ceremony, and an erasing of his life’s work too. Trying to make him into a thug with an arrest record who was sent off with honor he didn’t deserve. THAT’S what’s at the bottom of that sewage dump of thought.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:27:02pm

Northern NJ and the NYC metro area are cleaning up from Isaias. Millions are without power and it may take days for full restoration of power. PSE&G LI lost ability to tell where outages were yesterday during and after the storm passing, delaying responses. PSE&G NJ is doing better, and JPL is awful as usual. Con Ed is dealing with a bunch of outages outside of Manhattan.

But none of this compares to the horrors in Beirut after that explosion at the port yesterday. 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate is a huge explosion and the damage absolutely cripples the city, which has seen relative calm for the last few years and was flourishing despite the civil war in neighborning Syria that threatened to spill over regularly into Lebanon.

So of course Trump decides to spew insane conspiracy theories that would inflame the issues and concerns of those in the region by saying it was a bomb. What it appears to be is a tragic accident and malfeasance due to local authorities not disposing of dangerous materials after they were dumped there by a now bankrupt shipping firm.

2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploding? 100+ dead and thousands injured. Nearby hospitals wrecked. It’s a horror with nearly 300,000 homeless or without power.

Nearest analogues of a nonmilitary origin: Texas City explosion in 1947 that involved 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate that exploded after fire aboard a pair of cargo ships. Halifax explosion. Pepcon - a bleve explosion that rocked the greater Las Vegas region - rocket oxidizers invovled. Tianjin similarly wrecked the port area and killed a disproportionate number of first responders who didn’t know what was burning and didn’t realize adding water increased the volatility.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:27:27pm

re: #382 🌹UOJB!

One of the most recent Supreme Court rulings was that electors had to vote the way the state told them. Now imagine Pennsylvania sending Republican electors if the voters chose Democrats. That would be utter chaos.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:27:54pm

re: #381 Mike Lamb

It’s a miracle the death total remains so low, even at this early point.

It is lower than I expected, but then again there’s still a lot of rubble to dig through…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:29:42pm

re: #382 🌹UOJB!

I think they’re referring to this:

Old law could leave 2020 presidential race in stalemate (Roll Call)

The problems start if a state submits two different election results and the House and Senate clash on which results should be tallied. More later on all the dominoes that would have to fall for that to happen in 2020.

But if that does happen, there are conflicting interpretations of what the law requires Congress to do, Foley said. It’s an ambiguity that he calls the Achilles’ heel of the Electoral College system and Congress’ role in counting votes.

In one reading backed by a legal analysis in 2004, Congress would count the electoral slate backed by the governor of the state. In the other reading, backed by a Congressional Research Service report from 2001, the state’s electoral votes would not be counted at all. The unused provision remains untested.

(more)

They also refer to the GOP in the Bush-Gore race in Florida threatening to select a slate of Bush electors if the recount had put Gore over the top … the idea was mooted by the Supreme Court intervening to stop the recount.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:29:48pm

re: #381 Mike Lamb

It’s a miracle the death total remains so low, even at this early point.

The miracle is that this was at a port, with one side being water.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:30:22pm

re: #387 Belafon

One of the most recent Supreme Court rulings was that electors had to vote the way the state told them. Now imagine Pennsylvania sending Republican electors if the voters chose Democrats. That would be utter chaos.

Which is exactly Trumps goal. Delegitimize everything and make the Supreme Court effectively award him another term.

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:40:07pm

re: #387 Belafon

One of the most recent Supreme Court rulings was that electors had to vote the way the state told them. Now imagine Pennsylvania sending Republican electors if the voters chose Democrats. That would be utter chaos.

All the more reason to GOTV, work one’s ass off getting other to do the same, and try to make absolutely f——— sure that the election results are as unambiguous as possible.

As (disgracefully) probable as the Trump/GOP election-fuckery scenarios are, I think they are only going to work in situations of a VERY close election. My own feeling (well, hope, really), is that on Election night, the Biden ticket’s margins will be large enough on the first reported returns that the (D)s will have - or, more importantly, be seen to have - an EC majority before the night is out. And that the subsequent GOP/Trump wailing and whining will not have any effect on the final allocations.

Of course we KNOW that Trump’s Twitter feed on Nov. 4 is going to be a howling shitstorm of FAKE!! RIGGED!!! STOLEN!!! etc., but by that point, it’s unlikely to make much difference.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:40:40pm

re: #391 Eclectic Cyborg

Which is exactly Trumps goal. Delegitimize everything and make the Supreme Court effectively award him another term.

First it would have to get through the House and Senate, where the final totals are decided.

394
Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:41:00pm

Hey Jerry, not sure this makes it any better.

Falwell Jr. called in to Virginia radio station WLNI on Wednesday, and was asked about the image [he posted to twitter and quickly deleted].

“You know it was weird, cause she was, she’s pregnant, she couldn’t get her pants up, and I was, trying to like - my, I had on a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in a long time so I couldn’t get mine zipped either,” the president of one of the world’s largest Christian universities says on-air.

“And so I just put my belly - I just put my belly out like hers, and it was just, um, she’s my wife’s assistant and she’s a sweetheart. I should never have put it up and embarrassed her because, um, anyway, I’ve apologized to everybody and I promised my kids, I’m gonna try to be a good boy from here on out.”

What an insufferable ass.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:42:11pm

re: #392 Jay C

That’s where I am. I don’t think it will be Texas, but it will be Obama states plus one or two others that put him over 270. Then Trump will be screaming about how mail-in ballots need to be counted.

396
I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:44:02pm

Trump is hoping for another 2000 with Florida, and the entire EC, decided by a few hundred votes. They are preparing for the last war, but the problem is that Biden is going to win by more than that, in more than one state. Yes, we need to keep hustling so trump loses big. He won’t know what hit him.

FT
FT
FT
FT

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CarolJ  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:44:37pm

re: #388 Eclectic Cyborg

And a few who are only a few blocks or feet away might never be recovered, just listed as missing, and some will die of injuries because of this. I expect a final number will not be told until next year after cleanup.

398
Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:45:32pm

re: #395 Belafon

That’s where I am. I don’t think it will be Texas, but it will be Obama states plus one or two others that put him over 270. Then Trump will be screaming about how mail-in ballots need to be counted.

As seems to be some sort of disgraceful-but-immutable principle of American politics, I think the big “decider” this time round is going to be Florida.
Again.
*sigh*

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wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:46:30pm

re: #396 I Would Prefer Not To

Trump is hoping for another 2000 with Florida, and the entire EC, decided by a few hundred votes. They are preparing for the last war, but the problem is that Biden is going to win by more than that, in more than one state. Yes, we need to keep hustling so trump loses big. He won’t know what hit him.

FT
FT
FT
FT

That looks like a comment made for the CL position.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:46:51pm

Final report on Isaias from Environment Canada.

On August 4th, Isaias moved through New York into Vermont, then crossed the border into Quebec that evening. While weakening gradually it continued to move northeastward and cross the St. Lawrence River just east of Trois-Rivières. Impacts for Canada were high rainfall amounts, winds gusting to storm force Tuesday evening. There was some possible local flash flooding, with widespread rainfall ahead of the storm in the 30 to 60 millimetre range, and locally reaching over 100 millimetres near Trois-Rivières and west to north of the Montreal area. Wind gradually dropped off during the evening and overnight, except for parts of the St. Lawrence River, where winds of near storm force persisted into the overnight period. Areas around Quebec City saw some wind damage from fallen trees and several thousand were without power Tuesday night.

The storm is weakening as it continues north, where it will merge with a low pressure system and then pass east into Labrador.

Following that is a summary of highest amounts of rain and wind.
weather.gc.ca

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:47:09pm

re: #377 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How does “competing slate of electors” even work? The state may only send the number of electors equivalent to the number of electoral votes that state has.

Nebraska can’t send four Republican electors, and one each GOP and Democratic for NE-2. That’s not how any of this works.

If Texas somehow goes for Biden, they don’t get to send thirty-eight electors for Biden and thirty-eight more for Trump.

In 1876, Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina each had 2 slates of electors; both parties said their candidate had won the state. There was a lot of violence on Election Day, and in the counting rooms, governors and sec of state and state legislatures and state election boards sent their contradictory lists of electors to DC.

Congress passed a bill to form an electoral commission that would decide, but in the end the result was a backroom deal between party bosses. There’s still no way to know who “really, fairly” received the most actual votes by voters.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:47:46pm

re: #399 wrenchwench

That looks like a comment made for the CL position.

I really enjoying typing it.

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CarolJ  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:48:02pm

re: #394 Teddy’s Person

This hypocrisy seems all too common in “Christian” academies and similar places. Students can barely hold hands, have same-sex dorms, discussions about purity, but the founders can have wild times. They pontificate on gay relations, even chaste ones where the situation is platonic, but feel free to have rent boys (and their lesbian counterparts if any).

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Teukka  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:50:59pm

Right now enjoying this one:

Iframe

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:51:24pm

re: #381 Mike Lamb

It’s a miracle the death total remains so low, even at this early point.

I fear that many people near the blast were vaporized, as were the buildings, and the ground itself.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:52:31pm

re: #387 Belafon

One of the most recent Supreme Court rulings was that electors had to vote the way the state told them. Now imagine Pennsylvania sending Republican electors if the voters chose Democrats. That would be utter chaos.

1800—Pennsylvania’s legislature nullified the popular vote in the state.

The decision does NOT address the situation if the Pennsylvania Republican legislature nullifies the popular vote for Joe and names Republican electors.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:53:43pm

re: #403 CarolJ

This hypocrisy seems all too common in “Christian” academies and similar places. Students can barely hold hands, have same-sex dorms, discussions about purity, but the founders can have wild times. They pontificate on gay relations, even chaste ones where the situation is platonic, but feel free to have rent boys (and their lesbian counterparts if any).

It seems the bigger the hypocrite the whinier the snowflake when their hypocrisy is called out.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:56:16pm

Zhang Yuhuan: Chinese court clears man of murder after 27 years in prison (BBC)

He was wrongfully convicted after a confession was tortured out of him on the murder of two boys.

He was convicted in 1993. He has always maintained his innocence.

Prosecutors reopened the case saying the confession used to convict him did not seem to match the details of the crime.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:57:24pm

WUT

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:58:53pm

re: #339 Eclectic Cyborg

That would officially make it more powerful than the blast that leveled Halifax in 1917.

Wonder if part of the seismic difference between the two (or including the explosion in Texas City in 1947) was that this recent event was on land in a warehouse whereas the other two occurred on a ship that was afloat.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:59:03pm

re: #405 retired cynic

I fear that many people near the blast were vaporized, as were the buildings, and the ground itself.

I suspect a lot of the videographers uploading live streams of the blast were severely injured or killed as well.

One video shows the shock wave crush the roof of a car only a few feet from where the person was filming, before abruptly ending.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:59:13pm

Gosh, whodathukit?

West’s candidacy is so clearly part of the president*’s re-election campaign that it should fool nobody.

As we often caution regulars here in the shebeen, never forget that those rats won’t fck themselves. From the New York Times:

One operative, Mark Jacoby, is an executive at a company called Let the Voters Decide, which has been collecting signatures for the West campaign in three states. [Ed. Note: Punchline alert!] Mr. Jacoby was arrested on voter fraud charges in 2008 while he was doing work for the California Republican Party, and he later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Mr. Jacoby, in a statement, said his company was nonpartisan and worked for all political parties. “We do not comment on any current clients, but like all Americans, anyone who is qualified to stand for election has the right to run,” he said.
And this misdemeanant is not alone. From New York magazine:

One of West’s electors in the state of Vermont will also be a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Charlotte. Chuck Wilton, one of the three electors West’s presidential campaign named in a filing submitted with the Vermont secretary of State on Monday, was also elected by the Vermont Republican Party in May to serve as a delegate for President Trump at this year’s RNC. (Electors are the people who would - were the candidate to win the state - vote for them in the Electoral College.)…

esquire.com

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:59:47pm

re: #394 Teddy’s Person

Hey Jerry, not sure this makes it any better.

What an insufferable ass.

This is amazing.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 12:59:54pm

re: #409 The Pie Overlord!

WUT

[Embedded content]

He’s a goofball. It doesn’t take that long for people to count.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:01:15pm

re: #395 Belafon

That’s where I am. I don’t think it will be Texas, but it will be Obama states plus one or two others that put him over 270. Then Trump will be screaming about how mail-in ballots need to be counted.

And I hope Biden would wait until the mail-in ballots had been tabulated before giving a victory speech. Let all the votes be counted sort of thing.

416
🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:01:43pm

re: #413 HRH Stanley Sea

This is amazing.

[Embedded content]

417
Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:02:33pm

re: #413 HRH Stanley Sea

This is amazing.

Holy cow, I just read a summary of the call, but he sounds like mumbling before you pass out drunk.

418
retired cynic  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:06:10pm

Guy Impressively Performs ‘Flight Of The Bumblebee’ Using His Watering Can, trombonist Martyn Stroud, on digg.com.

Just because.

419
CarolJ  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:06:49pm

re: #371 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I would imagine that he preplanned his funeral anyway-at least the personal parts. A civil rights icon who had miraculously lived until 80 would have had his plans. The only exceptions would have been things that only fellow members of Congress could do like the lying in state and various processions.

And it was a textbook way of showing how you could have a state funeral in the midst of a pandemic. Everybody masked, there were only soloists, no choir, and people were discouraged from large gatherings along the route. His burial was no doubt the same, except private and just family.

420
lawhawk  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:08:57pm

So, Falwell was in a state of undress with his wife’s assistant, who was pregnant? Yeah, that sounds totally legit. Totally Christian of him too.

I’d say fuck all of ‘em, but he already has.

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:09:51pm

re: #416 🌹UOJB!

[Embedded content]

Just IMHO, the most discreditable part of this isn’t the “drunk, unzipped mess”: it’s the “on his yacht” bit…..

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:13:40pm

“Ohio” performed by the Kent State University Chorale (apologies if this got posted yesterday).

“Ohio” as performed by the Kent State University Chorale

423
A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:13:50pm

re: #409 The Pie Overlord!

Whatever did we do before electronic voting machines? Oh, I think the ballots were counted by hand. Imagine that. And it never took years. Unless of course he’s planning on taking this to court to drag it out and delay it. But his term still ends on January 21, 2021. And to this I say….Welcome President Pelosi! Here’s your keys to the Oval Office!

Here’s what I read from this: The GOP was/ is planning on ratfucking the election via electronic voting machines. It’s happened before, and it’s honestly the easiest way to do so. They know vote by mail is harder to fuck with, their own Heritage Foundation report went and found a LOT less than 1 percent over a period of years. So, they haven’t figured out how to fuck with vote by mail except to mess with the USPS and legal challenges to things like drop off ballot boxes. It still won’t work, the mail is too large an entity and people who live in places where they’ve always cast mail in ballots know what the deal is. This is them being scared and Trump trying to say that only states with Republican governors can be trusted to handle mail in ballots, trying to figure out how to invalidate blue state mail ins. This is the dumbest group of evil villains in known history, so we know that anything they accuse others of doing is precisely what they are doing.

Everyone needs to support their local post office branches right now. Buy your stamps there, show support and thanks to the employees, ship packages there, etc. Contact the unions that represent their workers, see if they can offer local advice and call your republican representatives and bitch about their lack of support for the USPS. Email and yes, send them letters too. They cannot be allowed to get away with this, they have already cut overtime hours and leaving mail undelivered on purpose, by order, not out of laziness or not caring. And if that stupid rule about the USPS having to fund their pensions 50 yrs or more in advance is still in place, that needs to be dealt with now too. Democrats need to jump on this because we all use the USPS and depend on it for a lot. Enough uproar from the public and the GOP will back down.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:15:20pm

And let me guess: He’ll happily stick around to be our President while all the “tallying” is taking place.

Evil fucker.

425
🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:17:51pm

re: #420 lawhawk

So, Falwell was in a state of undress with his wife’s assistant, who was pregnant? Yeah, that sounds totally legit. Totally Christian of him too.

I’d say fuck all of ‘em, but he already has.

Hmmmm wonder what a 23 and Me test will reveal?

426
Belafon  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:18:03pm

re: #424 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

And let me guess: He’ll happily stick around to be our President while all the “tallying” is taking place.

Evil fucker.

Someone needs to tell him that his presidency ends on January 21, 2021 unless he WINS the election.

427
Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:18:50pm

re: #424 Eclectic Cyborg

And let me guess: He’ll happily stick around to be our President while all the “tallying” is taking place.

Evil fucker.

During the vote count: What’s taking so long? Must be Dems changing ballots and/or throwing way Republican votes.

After it takes a couple of weeks to tally the votes: Man, they did this fast. Can we trust the results?

428
A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:22:36pm

re: #427 Teddy’s Person

I honestly don’t remember how long it took to count votes pre electronic machines. But I do seem to remember that the Electoral College vote doesn’t happen til December, which means the system does allow for time to count the votes and sort that all out. I don’t really remember ever getting a final result before midnight on election evening. Now that shit gets called before the west coast is even done voting, which seems wrong on a lot of levels.

429
wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:23:12pm

re: #423 A Mom Anon

Maybe a campaign of sending postcards to the White House could be a show of support for the Post Office….

Can you send a postcard that says ‘fuck’ on it? Followed by the name of the occupant?

Or have them all be addressed to:

Occupant
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

430
Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:23:33pm

Ratfuckers gotta fuck those rats I guess.

431
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:24:42pm

re: #430 Teddy’s Person

[Embedded content]

Ratfuckers gotta fuck those rats I guess.

Just the first of many I’m sure. Trump might be right about the election being a disaster, albeit one that he caused.

432
Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:29:05pm

re: #428 A Mom Anon

I honestly don’t remember how long it took to count votes pre electronic machines. But I do seem to remember that the Electoral College vote doesn’t happen til December, which means the system does allow for time to count the votes and sort that all out. I don’t really remember ever getting a final result before midnight on election evening. Now that shit gets called before the west coast is even done voting, which seems wrong on a lot of levels.

It’s the press that pushes the election night calls, and I’ve always thought this was dumb.

I was living in Oregon in 2008, the election was called for Obama at 8pm. I had sent my ballot in weeks before the election. At the time both Washing and Oregon had automatic mail in voting (not sure about CA).

433
Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:30:38pm

re: #429 wrenchwench

Maybe a campaign of sending postcards to the White House could be a show of support for the Post Office….

Can you send a postcard that says ‘fuck’ on it? Followed by the name of the occupant?

Or have them all be addressed to:

Occupant
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

I like addressing it to Occupant, and if we want to keep it clean, write Dump Trump.

434
A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:31:48pm

re: #430 Teddy’s Person

Dems need to get ads up in all the states where they try this shit. Nothing but the facts, how and where to check your registration and where to go to get your paper ballot. I’m hearing we need to request that ballot and have it ready to go by mid September. Right now I can’t request a ballot online in GA because we have a primary on Tuesday and the website is only dealing with that election. I tried over the weekend and couldn’t access anything for the General Election in November. This is GA, so I expect monumental rat fornication, hopefully not, but I’m taking no chances.

435
CarolJ  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:33:35pm

re: #432 Teddy’s Person

It’s the television people who want it that night. Think about how they had to do things back when there was only pen, paper, and perhaps an abacus. Nobody thought much about waits-which is why Inauguration Day was originally March 4th. Plenty of time for ballots to be counted and the roads to thaw.

436
Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:35:21pm

re: #435 CarolJ

It’s the television people who want it that night. Think about how they had to do things back when there was only pen, paper, and perhaps an abacus. Nobody thought much about waits-which is why Inauguration Day was originally March 4th. Plenty of time for ballots to be counted and the roads to thaw.

One of the things I try to do in my colonial and nineteenth century (and somewhat in the 20th century) classes is to get across to students how slowly things used to happen.

437
Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:37:46pm

re: #378 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If they don’t count the mail in ballots, I think we would have millions on the street.

Well, we’ve had them before and nothing much has really happened.

The regime knows how to handle violence. They’re really, really good at thug-level responses.

The one thing that seems to move an oligarch-controlled state is threats to their money.

Well, that and guillotines.

Giphy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 1:48:40pm

re: #413 HRH Stanley Sea

This is amazing.

[Embedded content]

she stole Peg Bundy’s hair

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2020 • 2:05:10pm

re: #433 Teddy’s Person

I like addressing it to Occupant, and if we want to keep it clean, write Dump Trump.

or write “how can we miss you if you won’t go away?”


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