And Now, Sparks With an Ode to the Noble “Lawnmower”

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1
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:44:46pm

FT & FP!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:45:24pm

re: #1 Hecuba’s daughter

FT & FP!

I was waiting to read this. Congrats. You win karma points.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 8:50:31pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:03:05pm
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:05:05pm

re: #4 DodgerFan1988

The stupid is so strong there are people arguing Marx’s point in his thread.

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mmmirele  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:05:17pm

This brought back SO MANY MEMORIES, none of them good.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:06:20pm

re: #6 mmmirele

That skirt looks four inches above your knee, not the regulation three.

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:30:21pm

That article on polarization in the last thread jogged something in me. I quote:

n may 2016, a motorist named Cassy McWade had an accident on the interstate in western North Carolina and called her mechanic for a tow. The mechanic couldn’t come, so he sent a friend from another company. In due course, Ken Shupe, of Shupee Max Towing, reached her, but as he began preparing to tow her car, he noticed a Bernie Sanders sticker on the bumper. Shupe was a Trump supporter. He told McWade he would not accept her business, suggested (by one account) that she call the government for help, and drove away.

“I’m really not interested in doing business with that clientele,” he later told the local TV news station, WLOS. Asked if he thought it was fair to leave a motorist stranded, he replied, “It’s not fair, but it’s the norm nowadays. It’s the world in which we live.”

I remember this story, and the man. When this happened, Shupe said something even more obnoxious: “She [the disabled motorist] said she was disabled. I know the difference between someone who’s disabled and someone on disability” (emphasis added.)

I don’t know how I can be accused of “polarization” when there are orcs like that roaming the highways.

Rethinking Polarization

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austin_blue  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:38:01pm

The most interesting graph I saw today was about a simple yes/no question:

Is the country moving in the right direction?

Back at the beginning of the year, 70-80% of self-identified Repubs were like, “Yeah! Fuckin’ A! USA! USA!

It’s now down to 20%.

That sounds suspiciously like the Mango Shit-gibbon has lost 75% of his enthusiastic supporters.

20% support of your policies in dealing with the direction of the country is not good. This is not good at all.

Are these people still *motivated* to get out there and make phone calls, walk neighborhoods, post fliers on doors, and support down-ballot races, when they they think the leadership at the top of the heap has failed so miserably?

The Dems need to keep hammering this point home in every race at every level. In this case reality is a mean bitch kitty, but it’s our mean bitch kitty.

Every R voter we make see the Leadership as useless is a voter that stays home. They don’t vote for the Mango Mussolini, and they don’t vote down ballot.

The coming debacle in Gwinnett County because of opening their schools this week should be telling.

Georgia leads the way!

There WILL be a huge increase in COVID cases in the County. In three weeks, deaths will start to spike, and the other side affects of COVID, especially among younger people, even if it doesn’t put you on a ventilator, which no one in the Government wants to even begin to talk about, will become apparent.

I figure in 5 or 6 weeks, there’s not going to be a school district in the country that will dare open schools until there is a real, functional vaccine that is widely distributed in this country so we can stop hiding behind our front doors.

Or, I could be wrong, and the virus will “magically go away”.

Nah, people in suburban Atlanta are going to be burying teachers, bus drivers, janitors, kitchen workers, each other, grandma, grandpa, and in may cases, their own kids, to show us Libs what a hoax this thing is.

Still want to vote for the R’s? Still even want to vote?

Get ready for Hell, Georgia. You’ve earned it for electing these fuckwits who are forcing you to kill each other.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:41:43pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:51:55pm

re: #9 austin_blue

I have my moments of feeling the same way. Sadly, in Georgia (and pretty much everywhere else), there are several millions who didn’t vote them in and don’t deserve the consequences.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 5, 2020 • 9:53:36pm

re: #57 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Here I will repeat once again my refrain, that American society is in the midst of a worldview collapse.

The old (Christian) worldview is failing, and the diehard adherents are getting very uncomfortable about what to do next.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:06:09pm

re: #12 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Here I will repeat once again my refrain, that American society is in the midst of a worldview collapse.

The old (Christian) worldview is failing, and the diehard adherents are getting very uncomfortable about what to do next.

Xtians are willing to destroy the country if that’s what it takes to keep colored people and gays down.

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teleskiguy  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:07:03pm
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mmmirele  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:15:08pm

re: #7 jaunte

That skirt looks four inches above your knee, not the regulation three.

“Those bell bottoms are WAY too large, they’re a hazard.” Seriously. I am not kidding. If memory serves, the max circumference allowed was 26 inches. (At least, that’s the number which is stuck in my head from 45 years ago.) Also granny dresses, spaghetti strap dresses, tank tops, t-shirts advertising anything except the school, gah…a lot of stress and for what?

ETA: I should see if my old high school still has a dress code and whether masks have been added to it.

ETA (2): Dunno about the masks, but they are STILL going on about spaghetti straps nearly half a century later. They have a “three finger rule” for the width of the strap.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:27:32pm

Jake Paul has over twenty million subscribers on YouTube. He is twenty-three, and leads a very wealthy lifestyle, hot women, complains last month he caught people destroying his Lamborghini.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:33:49pm

(3:38, KTLA, video of the FBI raid in his Calabasas and Las Vegas homes, along with video from his channel with his extremely stupid shyte, including footage of a party violating California’s mask, social distancing, and group size orders.)

Jake Paul’s Calabasas home raided by FBI

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:33:59pm

re: #9 austin_blue

The most interesting graph I saw today was about a simple yes/no question:

Is the country moving in the right direction?

Back at the beginning of the year, 70-80% of self-identified Repubs were like, “Yeah! Fuckin’ A! USA! USA!

It’s now down to 20%.

That sounds suspiciously like the Mango Shit-gibbon has lost 75% of his enthusiastic supporters.

20% support of your policies in dealing with the direction of the country is not good. This is not good at all.

Are these people still *motivated* to get out there and make phone calls, walk neighborhoods, post fliers on doors, and support down-ballot races, when they they think the leadership at the top of the heap has failed so miserably?

The Dems need to keep hammering this point home in every race at every level. In this case reality is a mean bitch kitty, but it’s our mean bitch kitty.

Every R voter we make see the Leadership as useless is a voter that stays home. They don’t vote for the Mango Mussolini, and they don’t vote down ballot.

The coming debacle in Gwinnett County because of opening their schools this week should be telling.

But those “wrong direction” repubs haven’t lost enthusiasm for their shit-gibbon.

There’s no sports. Their kids aren’t in school. BLM is pulling lots of white supporters. They haven’t been to a rally in what feels like forever. All of which they blame on Dems. There’s cops being charged with murder! There’s people losing their jobs just for Karening! Because Soros and Gates have voodoo powers, and Fauci has hypnotized the governors!

They still love their mango Mussolini — they just think it’s bafflingly wrong and weird that the rest of us aren’t going about our lives grumbling to ourselves. They can’t lord it over us how “successful” their guy’s economy is doing.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:36:03pm

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My first reaction is that if you’ve got the FBI executing a Federal search warrant poking around your home, that’s some pretty serious shit.

My second reaction is, I never realized you could get so rich by posting videos on YouTube.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:40:34pm

re: #18 sagehen

Just look at the Facebook feeds of folks I grew up with in Ambridge PA and you will see that the Trump KKKult slobbers on the ground Gawd’s Anointed King walks on.

Who do they blame for the mess we are in?

They blame Obama. The “Deep State”. Soros. Liberals. Hillary.

Their posts endlessly kiss Trump’s ass just like the Chinese during the “Cultural Revolution” endlessly praised Mao.

And they love how Trump kicks colored people and queers down. They live to see people they hate get hurt. Their comments on the latest George Floyd smear say that Floyd got what he deserved…and the police didn’t beat that N-CLANG enough.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:42:58pm

re: #19 Dr Lizardo

My first reaction is that if you’ve got the FBI executing a Federal search warrant poking around your home, that’s some pretty serious shit.

My second reaction is, I never realized you could get so rich by posting videos on YouTube.

You can get very rich that way. Jordon Peterson makes over $100,000 a month off his Patreon support from YouTube.

Although a lot of people like to bash YouTube or Instagram, it’s the same as when people first bashed those newfangled “motion pictures” when they came out. They are new means for people to become famous (or infamous).

I don’t know what the FBI raided his two homes for; not for violating mask orders or breaking out windows in a mall a couple months ago in the middle of a BLM protest.

The FBI has been raiding several YouTubers lately, many over criminal activity such as child exploitation.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:43:28pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(3:38, KTLA, video of the FBI raid in his Calabasas and Las Vegas homes, along with video from his channel with his extremely stupid shyte, including footage of a party violating California’s mask, social distancing, and group size orders.)

[Embedded content]

Video

This is America.

The bigger an asshole you are the more you are worshipped.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:43:53pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Seems like the reason for the FBI raid on Jake Paul’s house was an incident that happened on 30 May 2020 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square, which you can read about here:

en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:44:46pm

re: #20 🌹UOJB!

Same as the woman interviewed in Panama City, Fla. after Hurricane Matthew struck. She complained on air about not receiving any relief that Donald Trump wasn’t hurting the people he was supposed to be hurting.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:45:48pm

re: #23 Dr Lizardo

Seems like the reason for the FBI raid on Jake Paul’s house was an incident that happened on 30 May 2020 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square, which you can read about here:

en.wikipedia.org

The FBI doesn’t raid homes in two states for alleged looting in a mall. That’s a state offence.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:51:48pm

On today’s debate in the Unicameral on the anti-abortion bill:

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austin_blue  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:52:23pm

I’m for the rack. The shit show continues, and our Republic remains at dire risk because of two men:

The Imposter Who Thinks He’s Acting Like a President, and the Turtlenecked Geek Who’s Running the Senate.

If there were a loving God out there, somewhere, tonight they would both stroke out , or get hit by meteorites, or be swallowed by sinkholes.

Sadly, there is no loving God answering anyone’s prayers, and we’re going to have to beat them the tough way. And we’ll have to do it good and hard.

Black lives *do* matter, get out the vote, and stomp these fuckers, all of them, into an electoral stain.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:54:12pm

Democrat Adam Morfeld commenting on a Republican’s statement today in the Unicameral:

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JC1  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:55:45pm

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You can get very rich that way. Jordon Peterson makes over $100,000 a month off his Patreon support from YouTube.

Although a lot of people like to bash YouTube or Instagram, it’s the same as when people first bashed those newfangled “motion pictures” when they came out. They are new means for people to become famous (or infamous).

I don’t know what the FBI raided his two homes for; not for violating mask orders or breaking out windows in a mall a couple months ago in the middle of a BLM protest.

The FBI has been raiding several YouTubers lately, many over criminal activity such as child exploitation.

My guess is tax evasion.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:56:24pm

re: #29 JC1

My guess is tax evasion.

Do they send SWAT teams for that?

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:56:43pm

re: #19 Dr Lizardo

My second reaction is, I never realized you could get so rich by posting videos on YouTube.

My info may be way out of date, but ISTR you’d get 1/10 of 1¢ for every view (assuming there’s an ad to start your clip). So $1000 for every million views. And however many millions of fans, they’re watching several clips a week at minimum.

Plus, the big social media stars also get good money for product placement in their clips, and personal appearances, and maybe they’re doing mail-order merch.

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JC1  Aug 5, 2020 • 10:59:38pm

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Do they send SWAT teams for that?

They send SWAT teams for anything. They got them, might as well use them; it’s not like he’s old money or anything. We’ll know soon enough what’s it’s about.

What’s weird is reports are saying that no arrests were planned. WTH? If you’re going to roll in with SWAT you better be sure enough to arrest someone.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:01:09pm

re: #31 sagehen

My info may be way out of date, but ISTR you’d get 1/10 of 1¢ for every view (assuming there’s an ad to start your clip). So $1000 for every million views. And however many millions of fans, they’re watching several clips a week at minimum.

Plus, the big social media stars also get good money for product placement in their clips, and personal appearances, and maybe they’re doing mail-order merch.

Plus they can get direct support from people using Patreon (the way folks like Utah Outcasts or Jordon Peterson make money).

Patreon started after the Adpocalypse nuked advertising on all channels run by atheists.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:03:02pm

Jake Paul is estimated to make over $200k/month via YouTube: noxinfluencer.com

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:05:57pm

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The FBI doesn’t raid homes in two states for alleged looting in a mall. That’s a state offence.

If they crossed state lines to instigate the looting, it becomes a federal matter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:08:01pm

Me, I’m just a lawn mower. You can tell me by the way I walk…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:12:39pm

re: #34 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Jake Paul is estimated to make over $200k/month via YouTube: noxinfluencer.com

Utah Outcasts is estimated to make $117 a month.

noxinfluencer.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:14:47pm

I never understood the mechanics of how one monetizes a social media or YouTube account, but it does seem lucrative…

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JC1  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:16:32pm

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I never understood the mechanics of how one monetizes a social media or YouTube account, but it does seem lucrative…

Aside from ad revenue sharing from YouTube, many people place affiliate links to relevant websites or stores and get a percentage of profits or a sizable fee for good referrals.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:17:22pm

Stop the planet, I want to get off please

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:23:58pm

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I never understood the mechanics of how one monetizes a social media or YouTube account, but it does seem lucrative…

a) Make interesting content, and start gaining followers. For example, Teleskiguy could create a channel talking about skiing at various famous or out-of-the way ski resorts, occasionally skiing himself. That might be interesting to people who ski or follow skiing.

At a certain point, YouTube will allow you to put adverts in your videos, which will pay you a pittance.

Have more than 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months.
Have more than 1,000 subscribers.
Have a linked AdSense account.

support.google.com

b) Starting a Patron account will allow viewers to “support your content” by giving you a one-time donation or monthly recurring donation. (The idea is not dissimilar from LGF, except you make those payments through another service such as PayPal.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:25:24pm

re: #40 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Stop the planet, I want to get off please

Germans are fond of Erdnußflips (peanut flips): like Cheetos but coated with peanut dust instead of cheese powder.

My brother-in-law started dipping them in Nutella, we came to call them “Reese’s Feces”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:26:29pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

a) Make interesting content, and start gaining followers. For example, Teleskiguy could create a channel talking about skiing at various famous or out-of-the way ski resorts, occasionally skiing himself. That might be interesting to people who ski or follow skiing.

doesn’t have to be interesting, just viral!

Hold my beer…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:30:15pm

re: #43 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

doesn’t have to be interesting, just viral!

Hold my beer…

You could make a video of people you ask to hold your beer. You could have a whole channel of people holding your beer.

Additionally, content cannot violate YouTube’s “family-friendly” rules to be monetised (hence the Adpocalypse against atheist counter-apologists: YouTube views challenging religious ideas as anti-famlily-friendly, and will frequently take down videos).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:32:56pm

An example of a non-monetised video which just went up (goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language and adult subject matter, 16:31)

Did You Ever Want to Know Each State’s Fetish?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:34:02pm

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You could make a video of people you ask to hold your beer. You could have a whole channel of people holding your beer.

Additionally, content cannot violate YouTube’s “family-friendly” rules to be monetised (hence the Adpocalypse against atheist counter-apologists: YouTube views challenging religious ideas as anti-famlily-friendly, and will frequently take down videos).

I know all about their anti-American “censorship”

/

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:36:08pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:51:23pm

re: #47 Dread Pirate Ron

Another GOP congressman has Covid:

Even the non-deniers are coming down with it…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 5, 2020 • 11:51:46pm

re: #47 Dread Pirate Ron

It appears this guy is following the CDC’s guidance, but reading the article (his wife had cancer and works in a hospital), it fits right in with the conservative mindset of “I don’t care unless it personally affects me.”

It would appear he’s done nothing to talk to other GOP reps (particularly Gohmert) to pay attention.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:29:53am

pphd.org

Cases still steadily climbing in the Old West.

All towns in the Panhandle have at least one case now except mine (128), Lisco (64), and Llewellyn (224). (I’m not sure if Angora counts as it only has one person; if that person gets it the infection rate is 100%).

Six new cases, bringing the total to 447, 43 of which are active, with six deaths.

Most counties have no active cases in the Panhandle plus Grant County now. Mine has one.

I fear complacency since there are so many cases south of us in Weld County, Colorado and Laramie County, Wyoming.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:34:24am

Even that amount PR spending can’s make up for Donald Trump’s poor performance as President.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:46:58am

re: #51 Dread Pirate Ron

Even that amount PR spending can’s make up for Donald Trump’s poor performance as President.

If it does not just disappear into grifters’ pockets…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:48:20am

re: #52 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If it does not just disappear into grifters’ pockets…

I wonder how much came from Russia.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:49:02am

re: #53 Dread Pirate Ron

I wonder how much came from Russia.

I wonder how much of it will be used to cover Trump’s debts to Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, etc….

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:55:13am

re: #51 Dread Pirate Ron

They’ve raises $1B this cycle, and have $300M on hand. Where has the other $700M gone? Or is the RNC indicating the $1B includes the 2018 Congressional elections?

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teleskiguy  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:17:23am
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teleskiguy  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:25:39am
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:41:55am

re: #35 sagehen

If they crossed state lines to instigate the looting, it becomes a federal matter.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:41:02am

Good morning. Sleeping on the deck tonight.
It’s going to be a busy 2 days.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:47:51am

re: #59 Dave In Austin

That NYT article is over a year old. But it does show that investigators have been on this case - of Trump and Deutsche Bank - for quite some time.

Financial and banking crimes can be very complex and the investigations then indictments then trials can go on for a long time.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:22:00am

re: #60 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Hence the HashTag. It’s gone get messy.

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jeffreyw  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:36:39am

Black Swallowtails

Good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:50:45am

moron is awake

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:51:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:53:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:18:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:19:58am
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Teukka  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:40:39am

A new day, and a new derogatory nickname for QAnon afficianados:

QQQ members”. Used as KKK, only for QAnon Quck Qucumbers. Also alludes to Q being a gateway drug for the more hardcore stuff.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:55:27am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It appears this guy is following the CDC’s guidance, but reading the article (his wife had cancer and works in a hospital), it fits right in with the conservative mindset of “I don’t care unless it personally affects me.”

It would appear he’s done nothing to talk to other GOP reps (particularly Gohmert) to pay attention.

That’s not a good take. The article said he always followed CDC guidelines, always wore a mask and tried to get his fellow Republicans to do so.

They, of course, won’t.

I kinda feel sorry for him.

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jeffreyw  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:11:20am
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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:16:30am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I never understood the mechanics of how one monetizes a social media or YouTube account, but it does seem lucrative…

I don’t entirely understand how mass mailing makes companies money, but it did or it wouldn’t have lasted so long.

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:18:13am

re: #12 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

And whites are becoming the minority. It isn’t really a surprise the adherents of white supremacy are losing their fucking minds.

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:25:11am

re: #62 jeffreyw

Been seeing quite a few tiger swallowtails here. Lovely butterflies.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:27:11am

re: #71 Belafon

I don’t entirely understand how mass mailing makes companies money, but it did or it wouldn’t have lasted so long.

Direct mailers would send millions of letters, packages, etc., knowing they’d get a response on the very low single digits. That very low single digit response was worth millions of dollars.

People on YouTube make money as “influencers” where companies pay a lot of money for these people to hawk their wares. It’s internet commercials using internet celebrities and are no different than when Jamie Lee Curtis was doing TV and radio ads for a now defunct cell phone company (I recall that well because the call “anytime, anywhere” was actually anytime it fucking worked, anywhere you might get a signal, and yes, I’m still bitter for buying into that. At least it was before long term contracts were being used.)

Also, look at what Stonekettle is doing. He’s built up a following and is selling cool shit now that literally sells out in minutes. He’s monitized the internet, but at least he’s doing his own thing, but rationally, if a company offered him hundreds of thousands of dollars to hawk their shit, would he’s turn that down? Perhaps depending on the company and his values, but most people wouldn’t.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:33:08am

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:34:50am

oh

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jeffreyw  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:39:23am

re: #73 plansbandc

Been seeing quite a few tiger swallowtails here. Lovely butterflies.

Yeah. Here, too. The yellow sulphurs are the most common in our gardens, but the swallowtails are easier to capture.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:39:32am

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:41:02am

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

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Algorithm vs people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:45:03am
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Nojay UK  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:45:08am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

Retweeting the false information about COVID-19 that President Trump said, word for word is bound to get the tweet deleted and account locked. The algorithms can’t tell the difference, it’s garbage info about an infectious disease and it needs to be removed from the public discourse.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:46:46am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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re: #79 Belafon

Algorithm vs people.

With as many people as would be sharing it, even to criticize it, it would be very hard to get rid of it. This is one of the problems with deleting content. And how do you police two tweets that retweet the original, one with this:

“This tweet is going to kill children and adults.”

another with:

“This tweet is going to save children and adults.”

And imagine all variations of this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:46:52am
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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:48:50am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Do you know how hard it will be to govern a third of this country if the disease disappears November 4th or January 21st?

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jeffreyw  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:49:07am

re: #79 Belafon

Algorithm vs people.

When you repeat a lie, people tend to remember the original claim more so than your claim that it’s a lie. You should say, “he lied about: _____” rather than “he said ______. That claim is a lie.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:50:23am

re: #84 Belafon

Do you know how hard it will be to govern a third of this country if the disease disappears November 4th or January 21st?

If only that would happen. It won’t, unfortunately.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:50:43am
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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:52:50am

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

Apart from the sheer bald-faced corruption the thing I like about this whole British Open mess is the stupidity of thinking that the Secretary of State for Scotland, or any other part of the British government, has any influence at all over the Royal and Ancient.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:53:49am

Also, if Twitter does something to keep retweets up, the Russian botfarm will just switch tactics.

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:54:43am

re: #69 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I kinda feel sorry for him.

Ah, that mythical one nice Nazi.

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Nojay UK  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:55:02am

re: #88 John Hughes

Apart from the sheer bald-faced corruption the thing I like about this whole British Open mess is the stupidity of thinking that the Secretary of State for Scotland, or any other part of the British government, has any influence at all over the Royal and Ancient.

If anything it’s the other way around. The R&A has… influence.

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makeitstop  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:55:25am
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danarchy  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:55:41am

re: #72 plansbandc

And whites are becoming the minority. It isn’t really a surprise the adherents of white supremacy are losing their fucking minds.

This is only true if you consider Hispanic as a race which it isn’t. A hispanic person who traces their ancestry to Spain is as European as any German-american, italian-american etc.

A majority of hispanics self identify as white.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:57:05am

re: #93 danarchy

This is only true if you consider Hispanic as a race which it isn’t. A hispanic person who traces their ancestry to Spain is as European as any German-american, italian-american etc.

A majority of hispanics self identify as white.

And, according to studies, they vote like other whites. So, yes, they get included with the people they vote for.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:57:26am

re: #90 John Hughes

Ah, that mythical one nice Nazi.

I don’t feel that bad for him. 😉

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:04:24am
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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:05:43am

So, Twitter knows that Trump’s statements are a public health threat. They’re just suspending accounts of the people quoting Trump’s insanities.

Instead of suspending Trump for TOS violations and being a public health menace by spewing dangerous lies and misinformation, Twitter blocks people identifying those lies and dangerous statements.

This is FUBAR. Trump is the danger. But Twitter wont suspend/ban because Trump generates eyeballs, which is revenue for Twitter. That’s all they care about.

Anyone else saying half the crap Trump does would have already been banned.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:11:33am
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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:11:41am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It appears this guy is following the CDC’s guidance, but reading the article (his wife had cancer and works in a hospital), it fits right in with the conservative mindset of “I don’t care unless it personally affects me.”

It would appear he’s done nothing to talk to other GOP reps (particularly Gohmert) to pay attention.

Rodney Davis is a supercilious ass. (Represents district next to mine.) Just listen to him sometime.

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Teukka  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:11:44am

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

“It’s not censorship when we do it!”

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makeitstop  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:15:16am

Sitting here waiting for Tish James’ news conference.

It could be about a number of things, but I’m guessing it’s not about Trump or his family. People are talking about it possibly being about the NRA. I’ll take that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:15:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:16:23am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:16:53am

We all do, Michelle.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:18:49am

Macron is in Beirut promising assistance following the massive explosion wrecking so much of the port and downtown. France typically takes lead on issues there due to historical (read colonial) ties. Trump’s too busy spewing baseless conspiracy theories that make it more dangerous for everyone in the region.

The facts are bad enough.

Company ships 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate to Beirut. Company goes bankrupt. It gets stored and no one disposes of it safely. It just sits.

Longer it sits, more unstable it gets.

There’s rumor that workers were trying to secure the stash from looters, and a welding torch ignited it.

We’ll see what investigators can figure out, but we know that getting materials into the port are restricted since it was wrecked - a massive crater exists where the quay once stood. The explosion was so massive it threw a freighter on shore.

Immediate needs are health services, food, and housing. Rebuilding the port services would allow heavier gear to enter to aid rebuilding.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:19:05am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:20:14am

Anyone want to guess what this dude’s “medical condition” is?

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makeitstop  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:21:26am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

Anyone want to guess what this dude’s “medical condition” is?

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He’s an asshole?

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:21:31am

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:21:56am

re: #100 Teukka

“It’s not censorship when we do it!”

Long thread, including alleged audio of the principal announcing the policy censorship over the school announcement system.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:22:04am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

There’s no cure for *ASSHOLE*

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:23:41am

re: #74 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

no different than when Jamie Lee Curtis was doing TV and radio ads for a now defunct cell phone company (I recall that well because the call “anytime, anywhere” was actually anytime it fucking worked, anywhere you might get a signal, and yes, I’m still bitter for buying into that. At least it was before long term contracts were being used.)

She was the face for VoiceStream Wireless, which was acquired by T-Mobile back in the early 2000’s.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:24:24am
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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:29:04am

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

DACA: We’re using it for other purposes

What exactly is going on in his diseased brain here?

And when will journalists just break and ask the obvious follow-up: “What the fuck are you wittering on about, Donald?”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:29:16am

re: #111 lawhawk

There’s no cure for *ASSHOLE*

“Ask your doctor if this Trump buttplug is right for you.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:30:20am

(0:25)

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Acemarilllion  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:31:26am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

Anyone want to guess what this dude’s “medical condition” is?

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In the same breath: “Do-gooders…no moral compass”.

I don’t think those words mean what they think you do, dipshit.

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:31:51am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

They are using the “you can’t tweet falsehoods about COVID-19 to protect Trump.

He says something insane, they remove it then lock anyone out who points out it’s insane because you can’t criticise it without mentioning it.

Result: his insanity is hidden.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:34:14am

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There’s a video showing a bride looking absolutely radiant doing a photo shoot with a photographer, and then the blast wave absolutely wrecking everything. I think that epitomizes the whole event.

One moment, everything was normal and the city was getting on with life, and the next it stopped. It’ll be a long time before normal returns to Beirut and Lebanon as a whole.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:34:28am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:38:34am

Another feral conservative caught in civilisation (2:19)

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:39:09am

re: #105 lawhawk

Company ships 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate to Beirut. Company goes bankrupt. It gets stored and no one disposes of it safely. It just sits.

Which is kinda dumb, even for the incompetent Lebanese government.

I bet there are lots of people in the region who’d pay good money for 2,750 tones of ammonium nitrate.

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wrenchwench  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:39:43am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How did we elect a three year old? I thought there were age limits…

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:40:26am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A new excuse for the antisocial to act out.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:40:46am

re: #122 John Hughes

Which is kinda dumb, even for the incompetent Lebanese government.

I bet there are lots of people in the region who’d pay good money for 2,750 tones of ammonium nitrate.

The problem being a lot of them could be terrorist groups.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:41:15am

re: #124 jaunte

A new excuse for the antisocial to act out.

Battery charges. Lawsuit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:42:38am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:42:44am

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(0:25)

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Sobering thought: The bomb was dropped on Hiroshima exactly 75 years ago today. Imagine if social media had existed back then… *shudder*

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:43:13am

re: #109 lawhawk

Now, he’s musing about a vaccine that has not even gotten full approvals

Be real. He’s musing about a vaccine that doesn’t even exist (and might not ever exist). We have various possible candidates for a vaccine, but before testing they’re not actual vaccines.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:44:13am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

Georgia high school students get real life lesson about omertà.

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wrenchwench  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:45:42am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:45:43am

This is going swimmingly. Our state governor is all in on “surely it won’t happen to us.”

You must sacrifice your children and grandparents on the altar of conservatism. Presumably these are simply cases of “conservatism being failed,” not conservatism failing.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:45:54am

re: #122 John Hughes

Ownership was questionable - as in who owned the cargo and was responsible for it. Lebanese authorities weren’t owners for it, so it’s not like they could dispose of it. Basically, it was a black hole, and this occurred because a foreign oligarch went bankrupt and refused to take responsibility for that cargo.

There are local failures- as in making sure that the load was safely stored. That’s what the investigations will look into.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:46:25am

re: #122 John Hughes

Which is kinda dumb, even for the incompetent Lebanese government.

I bet there are lots of people in the region who’d pay good money for 2,750 tones of ammonium nitrate.

Yeah, people you wouldn’t want to have ammonium nitrate.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:47:03am

re: #124 jaunte

A new excuse for the antisocial to act out.

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1918 all over again.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:47:15am

re: #131 wrenchwench

It’s not about comfort. It’s about being feral.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:48:59am

re: #128 Eclectic Cyborg

Sobering thought: The bomb was dropped on Hiroshima exactly 75 years ago today. Imagine if social media had existed back then… *shudder*

“Fake plumes.”

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:49:21am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The problem being a lot of them could be terrorist groups.

Hey, Lebanon has financial problems, money is money.

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Jay C  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:51:29am

re: #133 lawhawk

Ownership was questionable - as in who owned the cargo and was responsible for it. Lebanese authorities weren’t owners for it, so it’s not like they could dispose of it. Basically, it was a black hole, and this occurred because a foreign oligarch went bankrupt and refused to take responsibility for that cargo.

There are local failures- as in making sure that the load was safely stored. That’s what the investigations will look into.

Even so: leaving 2750 tons of a potentially explosive substance just stuck in a corner of a dockside warehouse for six years? Even in Lebanon, I’m sure there is some sort of “public safety” exception in the case of dangerous materials - though of course, remembering that it’s there is an important first step.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:51:45am

re: #138 John Hughes

Hey, Lebanon has financial problems, money is money.

So, you get $10,000 to have some explosives taken away, and then you end up having to spend $1M after someone uses it. And yes, you have to consider that statement before the explosion.

This is going to be about mismanagement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:53:22am
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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:53:57am

re: #139 Jay C

Even so: leaving 2750 tons of a potentially explosive substance just stuck in a corner of a dockside warehouse for six years? Even in Lebanon, I’m sure there is some sort of “public safety” exception in the case of dangerous materials - though of course, remembering that it’s there is an important first step.

Actually the port authorities knew well it was there, which is why they repeatedly petitioned the courts and the government for permission to deal with the problem.

The port authorities have now been placed under house arrest for not having dealt with the problem.

Those that have houses, of course.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:55:10am

re: #135 Belafon

1918 all over again.

Again, me not being a pacifist. If it had been my kid that fucker did that to he would have left the restaurant in a meat-wagon.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:55:33am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Donald Trump is hiding in his basement.

Alone, diminished and burdened with a record of failure that
spans 5 decades.

He has no answers and he never will.”

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:55:59am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Out of context”, they fucking altered it.

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:56:07am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:56:14am

re: #142 John Hughes

Actually the port authorities knew well it was there, which is why they repeatedly petitioned the courts and the government for permission to deal with the problem.

The port authorities have now been placed under house arrest for not having dealt with the problem.

Those that have houses, of course.

That was bad. I laughed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:58:00am
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wrenchwench  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:58:18am
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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:58:22am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

Anyone want to guess what this dude’s “medical condition” is?

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The arrogance of these ignorant MAGATS….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:59:08am

In local news, the Goshen County (seat: Torrington), Wyoming Fair yesterday held the 4-H sheep show.

starherald.com

One of the “Hs” in 4-H is supposed to stand for “Health.” Photographs from the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald clearly show no one is wearing masks and social distancing is non-existent.

The fair was to be cancelled, but the hue-and-cry went up: What about the children who worked so hard this year? So the fair is back on.

Schedule of a weeks worth of no-health requirement events Goshen County Fair Schedule 2020 (goes to the county Website).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:59:21am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

Anyone want to guess what this dude’s “medical condition” is?

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I’d say an acute case of Karenitis.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:00:00am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Long thread, including alleged audio of the principal announcing the policy censorship over the school announcement system.

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Sue the Principal and the School board.

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Jay C  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:00:11am

re: #142 John Hughes

You’re right, of course: just being overly quick on the snark in #139..

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

Isn’t the deal with that pic of Joe Biden not that it was “taken out of context”; but that the image itself was Photoshopped onto a different background (and, I believe, processed to wash out the color)? And then used as a campaign ad that is basically, just an insult?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:01:31am

re: #143 Eventual Carrion

Again, me not being a pacifist. If it had been my kid that fucker did that to he would have left the restaurant in a meat-wagon.

Defence of another unable to defend themselves is a valid argument in court. Even if I lost it would still be worth the jail time. It wouldn’t even have to be my kid, it could be anyone’s kid.

My wife would probably beat him silly with her cane.

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mmmirele  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:03:12am

re: #15 mmmirele

The Klein school district’s website crashed last night and i couldn’t get in to get this, but they do have a mask requirement. Enforcement, shall we say, is nowhere near as OMG YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR MOTHER TO BRING YOU SOMETHING ELSE TO WEAR but hey, at least they’re on the record.

MASKS All students are required to wear masks while participating in on campus instruction. In cases where a student does not possess a mask to wear, a mask will be provided. If a student consistently refuses to wear a mask, parental contact will be made with the goal of helping us to encourage the student to comply with the requirements in order to maintain mutual respect and a safe environment for others. Continual non-compliance may result in disciplinary consequences, including possible removal from the regular classroom environment.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:04:34am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

Anyone want to guess what this dude’s “medical condition” is?

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Cranio-rectal inversion

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:04:52am

re: #154 Jay C

Isn’t the deal with that pic of Joe Biden not that it was “taken out of context”; but that the image itself was Photoshopped onto a different background (and, I believe, processed to wash out the color)? And then used as a campaign ad that is basically, just an insult?

he also had something in his hand (I forget what, maybe a prayer book) that was shopped out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:07:32am
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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:08:15am

re: #145 Eventual Carrion

“Out of context”, they fucking altered it.

The frame in the video is misleading. There’s another image where Biden is praying, and that one they took out of context. The still image from the video has been altered.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:08:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:09:03am

re: #153 🌹UOJB!

Sue the Principal and the School board.

The Supreme Court has weighed in on these petty tinpot dictators many times, about not leaving your I Amendment rights at the schoolhouse doors.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:10:46am

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

he also had something in his hand (I forget what, maybe a prayer book) that was shopped out.

In that image it was a microphone.

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Nojay UK  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:11:24am

re: #160 Belafon

VP Biden was holding a microphone in the original image.

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:11:57am

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

he also had something in his hand (I forget what, maybe a prayer book) that was shopped out.

A microphone.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:12:33am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That was a 20th Century definition
The new aspirations, perhaps more in line with this rotten age

Hate
Hoarding
Hot Air
Hubris

Ok, not fair to actual 4H kids. Sorry for a cheap joke at expense of kids who for the most part really work hard all year at their 4H endeavors

Ventura County Fair, supposed to be in full swing right now, has a really impressive 4H area in normal fair year

Suddenly, I must find corn dog and beer and reluctantly get to work. It’s 0809 here in Pacific Zone, but the craving is already strong

Great day to all

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:12:35am

re: #154 Jay C

You’re right, of course: just being overly quick on the snark in #139..

Isn’t the deal with that pic of Joe Biden not that it was “taken out of context”; but that the image itself was Photoshopped onto a different background (and, I believe, processed to wash out the color)? And then used as a campaign ad that is basically, just an insult?

Joe is holding a microphone, outdoors in the original photo.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:12:42am

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s not an explicitly Christian magazine. It is a conservative and libertarian politics magazine.

The Western Journal (Wikipedia)

Western Journalism was founded in 2008 by political consultant Floyd Brown, who also founded the Political Action Committee Citizens United and served as executive director of the Young America’s Foundation.

The site was acquired by Liftable Media, Inc. in 2014, which also owns the political opinion websites Conservative Tribune and Liberty Alliance, and the human-interest website Liftable (dot) com. It also owns and provides content to dozens of conservative Facebook pages.

Newsweek reported that the site has grown from receiving 1,000 page views a day in 2009 to more than 1 million during 2016. The New York Times reported in 2019 that the site has more than 36 million readers and followers on Facebook.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:14:20am

Breakfast of champions: chili flavour Ramen noodles with added red pepper flakes and Trinidad Scorpion pepper sauce. Fire extinguisher next to me.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:14:22am

re: #62 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Jay C  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:15:17am

re: #163 Belafon

re: #165 (((Archangel1)))

And, according to this piece from dKos, the image with the microphone ‘shopped out wasn’t the only fake photo the Trumpsters used in an ad. But, as with most things Trump, the real images were/are immediately available to show up the fakery.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:17:05am

re: #171 Jay C

And, according to this piece from dKos, the image with the microphone ‘shopped out wasn’t the only fake photo the Trumpsters used in an ad. But, as with most things Trump, the real images were/are immediately available to show up the fakery.

There were two that I saw, one where he was praying and the other with the microphone.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:18:18am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:18:21am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:21:14am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Jesus, if the New York AG ordered the NRA dissolved, where’s the GOP gonna launder all the money they get from the FSB?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:21:26am

We haven’t seen disinfectant wipes around here since this started.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:21:58am

re: #175 Dr Lizardo

Jesus, if the New York AG ordered the NRA dissolved, where’s the GOP gonna launder all the money they get from the FSB?

“Today we announce the formation of the American Pistol Society…”

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:24:05am

Yes this fits my mood right now…

Carly Simon - Anticipation

Waiting for Leticia James to slam the hammer down!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:24:08am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We haven’t seen disinfectant wipes around here since this started.

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My wife made fun of me last time I bought an extra 3-pack of them even though we already had four containers at home. Never a bad idea to plan ahead, I say.

And this is why.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:25:29am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We haven’t seen disinfectant wipes around here since this started.

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No wipes or Lysol spray in any store here in Los Angeles since the lockdown began Mid-March and you can’t even order it from Costco or Amazon.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:27:57am

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

“Today we announce the formation of the American Pistol Society…”

They have the crazy people at the Gun Owners of America, with two million members. They accuse the NRA of being soft on gun rights.

en.wikipedia.org

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:29:50am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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potato po-tah-to

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:30:22am

I’ve gotten in the habit of looking for wipes any time I go to a store that carries them. I’ll usually buy some if I see them, either for myself or to donate to a friend or neighbor.

I’m also part of local Covid supplies FB group where people can give a heads up if they find wipes in stock somewhere.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:30:59am

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

My wife made fun of me last time I bought an extra 3-pack of them even though we already had four containers at home. Never a bad idea to plan ahead, I say.

And this is why.

Nope, but that’s also the hoarding that’s causing the shortage.

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Teukka  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:31:15am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:31:52am

Dennis Prager is now promoting the wingnut witch doctor Trump wants on his coronavirus team.

(Mr. Deity, religion counter-apologist, 6:35)

PragerFU(FYA?): Demon Semen

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:31:55am

re: #178 🌹UOJB!

Yes this fits my mood right now…

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Waiting for Leticia James to slam the hammer down!

SAY IT!

YouTube

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BeachDem  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:33:13am

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

he also had something in his hand (I forget what, maybe a prayer book) that was shopped out.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:38:33am

And there it is: Dissolve the NRA in it’s entirety.

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:39:10am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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It’s starting, and it’s 10000% about the NRA.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:39:41am

YOU GO GIRL!

KILL THE NRA!

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:39:56am

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And there it is: Dissolve the NRA in it’s entirety.

Hopefully it’s about the money laundering.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:40:29am

re: #184 Belafon

Nope, but that’s also the hoarding that’s causing the shortage.

Well most stores have limited purchase quantities now for exactly that reason. Even without limits, I usually only buy two max because I’m not a jerk who doesn’t want to leave any for other people.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:41:21am

re: #192 Belafon

Hopefully it’s about the money laundering.

She says it’s about self-dealing and failure to use its funding for its stated charitable purpose.

That might be easier to prove, and would have the same effect.

She’s also going after four officers of the NRA.

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:41:53am
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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:43:19am

I walk with a friend about three times a week, usually on MWF. This week we walked today instead of yesterday. Both Monday and today we talked about the lack of a stimulus package. Here’s how it went:

Monday
Friend: I wish Congress would get their act together.
Me: It’s the Republicans
Friend: No, the Democrats are dragging their feet too. Both sides, blah, blah
Me: Droppin’ some knowledge.

Today
Friend: That asshole Mitch McConnell …
Me to myself: My work here is done.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:44:08am

re: #195 (((Archangel1)))

BOOM
NRA heads Wayne Lapierre, Wilson Phillips, and Joshuah Powell “Charged with failing to manage the NRA’s funds and failing to follow numerous state and federal laws”.

March for Our Lives started going after the NRA in March of 2018. This has to be a wonderful moment for those teenagers.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:44:33am

The NRA is a bigger fish than Trump, IMO. But Trump’s day will come too.

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piratedan  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:44:37am

re: #194 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

nothing wrong with going after the underpinnings of the beast. One less tool they have in hand, if the NRA can’t be spending cash on ads scaring the fuck outta everyone about the gubmint coming to get your guns, then so much the better.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:44:39am

re: #196 Teddy’s Person

I walk with a friend about three times a week, usually on MWF. This week we walked today instead of yesterday. Both Monday and today we talked about the lack of a stimulus package. Here’s how it went:

Monday
Friend: I wish Congress would get their act together.
Me: It’s the Republicans
Friend: No, the Democrats are dragging their feet too. Both sides, blah, blah
Me: Droppin’ some knowledge.

Today
Friend: That asshole Mitch McConnell …
Me to myself: My work here is done.

You fucking go girl! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:45:12am

If you want to watch.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:45:23am

re: #123 wrenchwench

How did we elect a three year old? I thought there were age limits…

Not a three year old — a mobster. That’s how they operate; you help me, I help you. You don’t cooperate, it’s a shame what happens to your business.

He’s a sociopath who cares about nothing other than himself.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:46:07am

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

Well most stores have limited purchase quantities now for exactly that reason. Even without limits, I usually only buy two max because I’m not a jerk who doesn’t want to leave any for other people.

About a month ago, one of the store employees had a few boxes of the wipes. I felt bad about asking him for it while he was taking it out of the box, but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get one if I waited.

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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:47:17am

re: #123 wrenchwench

How did we elect a three year old? I thought there were age limits…

Physical age limits, yes. Emotional age limits… not so much

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:47:56am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:47:57am

I want to know where all the money came from.

Fraud for where it went is great but what is their funding source?

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:48:29am
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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:48:45am

Is it really that wrong that I’m listening to AG Letitia James roll out all the terrible and corrupt things Wayne LaPierre did while in office at the expense of the NRA, and i’m both thinking “This is absolutely horrible” and going “hehehehehehehehe f&ck yes”?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:48:57am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:49:09am

Could one of Trumps federal judge appointees just smack down the NY AG suit and keep the NRA open?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:49:44am

re: #206 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I want to know where all the money came from.

Fraud for where it went is great but what is their funding source?

A lot of it comes from donations in excess of membership fees from their members. Plus the NRA has been around since 1871; they’ve had a long time to build up funds and investments.

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Teukka  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:50:04am

re: #208 (((Archangel1)))

Is it really that wrong that I’m listening to AG Letitia James roll out all the terrible and corrupt things Wayne LaPierre did while in office at the expense of the NRA, and i’m both thinking “This is absolutely horrible” and going “hehehehehehehehe f&ck yes”?

AITA for cursing being out of µwave popcorn?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:50:21am

re: #210 Eclectic Cyborg

Could one of Trumps federal judge appointees just smack down the NY AG suit and keep the NRA open?

Nope. Charges are under state law. She’s also got the IRS on them as well.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:50:34am

This Tweet brought to you by We Fucking Told You So, Inc.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:50:43am

Tax fraud.

That’s a biggie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:50:56am
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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:50:58am

re: #210 Eclectic Cyborg

Could one of Trumps federal judge appointees just smack down the NY AG suit and keep the NRA open?

Suit filed in New York state court. Will likely operate under state law, which means it probably won’t get to the federal courts - depending on the causes of action and the issues at play.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:51:21am

re: #210 Eclectic Cyborg

Could one of Trumps federal judge appointees just smack down the NY AG suit and keep the NRA open?

This is a state case, not Federal. The state of NY regulates the NRA as a non-profit org.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:51:29am

re: #196 Teddy’s Person

I walk with a friend about three times a week, usually on MWF. This week we walked today instead of yesterday. Both Monday and today we talked about the lack of a stimulus package. Here’s how it went:

Monday
Friend: I wish Congress would get their act together.
Me: It’s the Republicans
Friend: No, the Democrats are dragging their feet too. Both sides, blah, blah
Me: Droppin’ some knowledge.

Today
Friend: That asshole Mitch McConnell …
Me to myself: My work here is done.

i’m walkin’, yes indeed
and i’m talkin’…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:51:49am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

I remember a few stories in the media about LaPierre buying a shit ton of expensive clothing in Beverly Hills.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:52:29am

re: #214 Eclectic Cyborg

This Tweet brought to you by We Fucking Told You So, Inc.

Did Pence make one of the kids sick?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:52:32am

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

I’ve gotten in the habit of looking for wipes any time I go to a store that carries them. I’ll usually buy some if I see them, either for myself or to donate to a friend or neighbor.

I’m also part of local Covid supplies FB group where people can give a heads up if they find wipes in stock somewhere.

I am not a specialist, but… if washing with soap is better than using hand sanitizer, I would think it would be better than using disinfectant wipes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:52:33am

re: #218 Dr Lizardo

This is a state case, not Federal. The state of NY regulates the NRA as a non-profit org.

So this applies only to NRA operations in New York State?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:52:35am

re: #220 Eclectic Cyborg

I remember a few stories in the media about LaPierre buying a shit ton of expensive clothing in Beverly Hills.

And… What was it…a $12 million dollar home.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:53:02am

re: #220 Eclectic Cyborg

I remember a few stories in the media about LaPierre buying a shit ton of expensive clothing in Beverly Hills.

Yeah,IIRC he had a thing for Ermenegildo Zenga on Rodeo Drive.

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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:53:22am

re: #220 Eclectic Cyborg

I remember a few stories in the media about LaPierre buying a shit ton of expensive clothing in Beverly Hills.

It’s shocking* that someone who was in charge of a non-profit for almost four decades ended up using it for personal gain and grift.

*By “shocking” I mean, “absolutely, completely, and in zero ways shocking at all.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:53:27am

re: #223 Eclectic Cyborg

So this applies only to NRA operations in New York State?

This would dissolve the NRA in its entirety.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:53:57am

re: #223 Eclectic Cyborg

So this applies only to NRA operations in New York State?

The NRA is chartered as a charity in New York. They fall under the state’s laws just as the Trump Foundation did.

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Jay C  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:54:12am

re: #207 lawhawk

Interesting: the main thrust of AG James’ case against those NRA honchos (and I’m sure she has plenty of receipts) seems - at least as far as I’ve read - to be based mainly (solely?) on their skimming money from the organization to line their own pockets. Nothing (so far) about Russian money: just good old-fashioned graft/embezzlement.
Though ISTM, having to cite the “NRA’s charitable purposes” in the indictment must stick in the craw…..

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:54:39am

re: #208 (((Archangel1)))

Is it really that wrong that I’m listening to AG Letitia James roll out all the terrible and corrupt things Wayne LaPierre did while in office at the expense of the NRA, and i’m both thinking “This is absolutely horrible” and going “hehehehehehehehe f&ck yes”?

it is not

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mmmirele  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:54:41am

Right wing pastors in the rural Northwest US are using the coronavirus to push their ideologies. Featuring notorious right wingers Doug Wilson (slavery is AOK!), Chuck Baldwin (let’s mix up church & state) and others.

The conclusion from Florida State University professor Michael McVicar is chilling:

“(The) coronavirus is a gold mine,” McVicar said. “This is morbid, but every death here, every nursing home with an outbreak, every local state and municipality that struggles to manage their ICU beds, every governor who looks lost — every single aspect of that looks like the opportunity for Christian men and women to reassert order.”

hcn.org

To me, “reasserting order” looks like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and a big old FUCK NO to that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:55:00am

re: #222 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I am not a specialist, but… if washing with soap is better than using hand sanitizer, I would think it would be better than using disinfectant wipes.

I use the disinfectant wipes for surfaces (mainly in the kitchen and bathrooms), not to clean my hands. I also use them to clean some items when they come in to my home.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:56:13am

re: #231 mmmirele

Right wing pastors in the rural Northwest US are using the coronavirus to push their ideologies. Featuring notorious right wingers Doug Wilson (slavery is AOK!), Chuck Baldwin (let’s mix up church & state) and others.

The conclusion from Florida State University professor Michael McVicar is chilling:

hcn.org

To me, “reasserting order” looks like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and a big old FUCK NO to that.

Every time there’s been some sort of disaster throughout history, churches move to evangelise and prey on fearful and scare people.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:56:17am

Good questions. Too bad these same organizations couldn’t ask the fucking PRESIDENT guide good questions.

What was that about the trump organization??

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:56:21am

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The NRA is chartered as a charity in New York. They fall under the state’s laws just as the Trump Foundation did.

Ahhh, okay. I get it now. Thanks.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:56:27am

re: #210 Eclectic Cyborg

Could one of Trumps federal judge appointees just smack down the NY AG suit and keep the NRA open?

No. They can’t.

The suit is filed. It’s up to the NRA to defend the suit in court.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:56:56am

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

Well most stores have limited purchase quantities now for exactly that reason. Even without limits, I usually only buy two max because I’m not a jerk who doesn’t want to leave any for other people.

These days, I start looking for a replacement when I open the last box, not when I’m half-way through, but that’s as far as I go in the hoarding direction.

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Teukka  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:57:12am

On a more serious note on the NY AG NRA announcement, how likely is this to cook off individual nutbars and QQQ’ers?

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Interesting Times  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:57:59am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:58:06am

re: #238 Teukka

On a more serious note on the NY AG NRA announcement, how likely is this to cook off individual nutbars and QQQ’ers?

Anything will do that.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:59:04am

re: #218 Dr Lizardo

This is a state case, not Federal. The state of NY regulates the NRA as a non-profit org.

the NRA is a New York registered charity (i never knew that - just assumed virginia)

she has them - just like trump’s ex-foundation

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:59:17am

re: #231 mmmirele

Right wing pastors in the rural Northwest US are using the coronavirus to push their ideologies. Featuring notorious right wingers Doug Wilson (slavery is AOK!), Chuck Baldwin (let’s mix up church & state) and others.

The conclusion from Florida State University professor Michael McVicar is chilling:

hcn.org

To me, “reasserting order” looks like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and a big old FUCK NO to that.

Sounds like the Holy Russian Empire in World War Z.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:59:19am

re: #229 Jay C

That’s right. The suit does focus on self-dealing and embezzlement. But we shouldn’t forget the source of a significant chunk of that money: Russia.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 8:59:53am

re: #220 Eclectic Cyborg

I remember a few stories in the media about LaPierre buying a shit ton of expensive clothing in Beverly Hills.

never fuck around with non profit status
never

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Teukka  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:00:10am

re: #240 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Anything will do that.

I meant as in at significantly greater frequency and intensity than usual?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:00:23am

LaPierre federal taxes…ouch. that will be interesting.

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mmmirele  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:01:53am

re: #233 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Every time there’s been some sort of disaster throughout history, churches move to evangelise and prey on fearful and scare people.

One could make the argument that the ongoing destabilization arising from the different waves of Yersenia pestis (it wasn’t just 1347-1350) helped to diminish the power of the church in Europe over time. More recently, I’m sure all of us remember there was a brief, very brief bump in church attendance in 2001 after 9/11, but then religious observance continued its currently inexorable decline here in the USA.

IOW, they can preach about disaster, but they aren’t doing a good job of mitigating it and people are going elsewhere.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:01:54am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:02:18am

re: #232 Eclectic Cyborg

I use the disinfectant wipes for surfaces (mainly in the kitchen and bathrooms), not to clean my hands. I also use them to clean some items when they come in to my home.

And you could (almost) as easily use a soapy sponge(wait 20 seconds, then wet sponge). If soap is better than disinfectant on your hands…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:02:19am
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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:02:22am

re: #227 Dr Lizardo

This would dissolve the NRA in its entirety.

right
the entity is a new york state corporation

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:02:33am

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The NRA is chartered as a charity in New York. They fall under the state’s laws just as the Trump Foundation did.

gmta

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BigPapa  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:02:40am

re: #243 lawhawk

That’s right. The suit does focus on self-dealing and embezzlement. But we shouldn’t forget the source of a significant chunk of that money: Russia.

If SDNY found evidence of Russia->GOP funding could the prosecute? They are obvi focused on NY state laws the NRA has broken.

But Russia/GOP evidence uncovered in this investigation could legally be used in another from an entity with legal jurisdiction? By the FEC, which is notoriously under funded and under staffed?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:03:35am

WSJ asks stupid question: might the NRA just open itself in a different state?

Lots of would they, could they, should they.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:03:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:04:10am

wait, there’s more!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:04:44am

re: #253 BigPapa

If New York State finds money laundering from foreign powers through the NRA, that can be referred to criminal prosecutors.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:05:34am

re: #246 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

LaPierre federal taxes…ouch. that will be interesting.

he needs to call optima tax relief
you know - the guys who can settle for ‘pennies on the dollar’

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:05:46am

Do we see NRA board members flee the country with their ill-gotten loot?

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:06:00am

re: #233 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Every time there’s been some sort of disaster throughout history, churches move to evangelise and prey on fearful and scare people.

Which is how Western PA which used to be solid Democratic turned hard core Republican thanks to right wing churches allied with the Catholic Church swept in after the steel mills died.

As a kid I remember steelworkers going to the Union Hall every Wednesday and churches on Sunday. When the mills died the Union halls closed…so the Churches could run unchecked in their Republican brainwashing.

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:06:38am

re: #249 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

And you could (almost) as easily use a soapy sponge(wait 20 seconds, then wet sponge). If soap is better than disinfectant on your hands…

I don’t like sponges. If they can hold soap, they can hold germs and molds. And do.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:06:38am
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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:06:46am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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this is a stupid take on scott’s part

that’s not how the bond market works

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:06:52am

re: #254 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

WSJ asks stupid question: might the NRA just open itself in a different state?

Lots of would they, could they, should they.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:07:08am

re: #256 Backwoods_Sleuth

wait, there’s more!

The DC AG weighs in.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:08:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:09:10am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:09:36am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:10:00am

re: #266 jaunte

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And these people talk about elitists. Look who’s talking.

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ericblair  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:10:06am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

New York AG Letitia James says that the investigation is ongoing, and more misconduct could be found.

“Could.” hahaheeheehee

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BigPapa  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:10:15am

Well that Storm the Q-Cumbers were ranting about is finally arriving. The outer bands are reaching NY right now.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:10:26am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mr. President, why are you so great?//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:10:39am
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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:12:01am

re: #269 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

$5,500 a day for travel, every day for two years.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:13:14am

re: #266 jaunte

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it’s early days, and i havent even read the complaint
neverthless

i wouldnt doubt that this all becomes taxable to him as compensation
and if so
woe betide what’s left of the NRA w/r/t their side of the unpaid payroll taxes, plus the trust fund recovery penalties.

oof

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:13:44am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump after a brief pause

to try to recall if he knows a woman named Melania.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:14:24am

re: #251 dangerman

right
the entity is a new york state corporation

Yep. I imagine many of their current members would gravitate over to Gun Owners of America.

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:15:08am

Instagram

Esta obra es una de las muchas que estoy realizando en Imbabura, como parte de @numufestival
Esta región del Ecuador lleno de vida y naturaleza ofrece en sus paredes muchas posibilidades de interacción y diálogo con el entorno.

Al fondo el volcan Imbabura imponente, mientras la cobija de plantas cubre los sueños de la pequeña Manuela.
Gracias @anadnum por el acolite.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:15:10am

re: #269 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And these people talk about elitists. Look who’s talking.

Hypocrisy = Republican value

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:15:38am

re: #277 Dr Lizardo

Yep. I imagine many of their current members would gravitate over to Gun Owners of America.

wait!!!
i already paid my dues this year. why i gotta pay again???
it’s not fair //

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aatharuv  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:16:23am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The DC AG weighs in.

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So Beverly Hills mansions, and trips on private jets to the Bahamas are “firearms training, safety, and education”?

I suppose that’s as valid as Jerry Fallwell Jr.’s innocent explanation for why he literally posted to Instagram caught with his pants down with his wife’s assistant while being the President of “Liberty University”.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:16:26am

re: #253 BigPapa

If SDNY found evidence of Russia->GOP funding could the prosecute? They are obvi focused on NY state laws the NRA has broken.

But Russia/GOP evidence uncovered in this investigation could legally be used in another from an entity with legal jurisdiction? By the FEC, which is notoriously under funded and under staffed?

There was evidence of this re: Butina. I think it got picked up in EDVA. They deported Butina. The evidence remains and could be used in cases depending on the circumstances. Ending the NRA wont require this foreign funding source to be highlighted, but it should be pointed out by Democrats once again during election cycle. GOP are more than happy to take NRA funds, even when knowing it was coming from foreign sources.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:16:36am

I operate my very own 501(c)(3) an online historical archive. I used to have affiliate links but the vendors haven’t paid in years and I am using my own personal money (but without claiming the tax writeoff) to keep the foundation afloat.

Am I doing self-dealing wrong?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:16:54am

re: #274 jaunte

$5,500 a day for travel, every day for two years.

Buying my house, every three days, for two years.

Regarding money laundering of foreign donations (if that is true), those would likely go through NRA-ILA (the National Rifle Association’s political action committee).

I imagine since the NRA-ILA is tied up with both the NRA and the NRA Foundation, they will also discover if money passed through the two organisations to NRA-ILA (which would be a crime).

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BigPapa  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:17:03am

There must some law or mathmatical equation quantifying time and hubris: Wayne LaPewPew was head for 30 years. After getting the watch, the car, and the suits, he figured he could then get the plane. Then more cars, suits, planes. And nobody, especially himself, thought ‘hey is this in line with our stated mission?’

Means all those 2A ‘patriots’ are tools. Duped again. Suckers.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:17:49am

re: #275 dangerman

Not oof.

Thoughts and prayers… Fuck ‘em. So say we all.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:18:28am

re: #283 The Pie Overlord!

I operate my very own 501(c)(3) an online historical archive. I used to have affiliate links but the vendors haven’t paid in years and I am using my own personal money (but without claiming the tax writeoff) to keep the foundation afloat.

Am I doing self-dealing wrong?

You’re not supposed to give yourself a negative paycheck, I think; you might want to look there first.

My wife and I founded a 501(c)3 in our village shortly after we moved here (the local Friends of the Library) but we didn’t get paid.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:18:43am

re: #272 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Mr. President, why are you so great?//

Follow up question, would Abe Lincoln call you the greatest president ever or would George Washington do the honors?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:19:20am

re: #283 The Pie Overlord!

I operate my very own 501(c)(3) an online historical archive. I used to have affiliate links but the vendors haven’t paid in years and I am using my own personal money (but without claiming the tax writeoff) to keep the foundation afloat.

Am I doing self-dealing wrong?

You need to be visiting Prada and buying Rolexes for the kids and grandkids. Maybe some “research” in Barbados. For a couple weeks, mind you.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:19:46am

re: #285 BigPapa

There must some law or mathmatical equation quantifying time and hubris: Wayne LaPewPew was head for 30 years. After getting the watch, the car, and the suits, he figured he could then get the plane. Then more cars, suits, planes. And nobody, especially himself, thought ‘hey is this in line with our stated mission?’

Means all those 2A ‘patriots’ are tools. Duped again. Suckers.

Their unstated mission was to keep blacks in line. And we all know what happens when you give a man the opportunity to look down on blacks.

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:19:56am

I have founded and work hard for three 501c3 organizations. Paid? Nope. Lots of outgo.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:20:13am
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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:20:35am

Lexington Concord Patriot Eagle Skimming, LLC

“…Previously unreported entities tied to the NRA include Wingate Church Insurance Services and Lexington Concord Holdings LLC. Both entities share the NRA’s address and are described as being in the “development phase,” according to its tax return. Delaware incorporation records and tax documents obtained by OpenSecrets show both entities are directed by J. Steven Hart, the NRA board’s former outside counsel who may be best known as the lobbyist whose wife rented EPA administrator Scott Pruitt a Capitol Hill condo for $50 per night. An NRA spokesperson confirmed that Hart “no longer represents the NRA.”

The NRA reported paying $88,410 to Lexington Concord Holdings LLC, which was incorporated in August 2018, over the course of that year.

The NRA’s tax returns list it as the direct controlling entity and 99 percent owner of WBB Investments LLC, a limited-liability company tied to facilitating a failed deal for the purchase of a 10,000-square-foot Texas mansion for LaPierre. The LLC was first identified by ProPublica as the recipient of a $70,000 payment flagged by NRA accountants in a “List of Top Concerns for the Audit Committee.”

opensecrets.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:20:37am

re: #283 The Pie Overlord!

You have a donate button on the main page. Maybe you need to make the button bigger.

Hey, I can’t buy trips to The Bahamas on my own here!

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:21:01am

the real point, as far as the membership and the foundation are concerned is that they let lapierre et al do what they did
just like the senate is letting trump run free

it’s been in the news for a while at least

no one raised an objection
turned off the spigots
called for new audits
booted them out - or voted them out

and you know who else may have issues —- the independent auditors who reported on all this

double oof

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:21:25am

Ah, here it is. First reported about a year ago:

According to internal documents leaked to the Wall Street Journal, LaPierre spent $274,695.03 on Zegna clothing from 2004 to 2017. He even ventured into the homebase of his enemies—Hollywood!—to buy his suits at the brand’s Beverly Hills location. On two particularly notable shopping sprees, he spent over $39,000. (When reached over the phone, an employee there said they “couldn’t tell you a thing” about LaPierre.)

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:21:42am

re: #281 aatharuv

So Beverly Hills mansions, and trips on private jets to the Bahamas are “firearms training, safety, and education”?

I suppose that’s as valid as Jerry Fallwell Jr.’s innocent explanation for why he literally posted to Instagram caught with his pants down with his wife’s assistant while being the President of “Liberty University”.

not like you’d ever catch pence doing that

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:22:19am

This is amazing, something so rancid it makes war criminal Allen West and common criminal Oliver North look like good guys: Both had publicly denounced Lapierre’s extravagant spending habits and called for his resignation.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:22:38am

re: #297 dangerman

not like you’d ever catch pence doing that

Mother has him on a pretty tight leash.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:23:01am

re: #283 The Pie Overlord!

I operate my very own 501(c)(3) an online historical archive. I used to have affiliate links but the vendors haven’t paid in years and I am using my own personal money (but without claiming the tax writeoff) to keep the foundation afloat.

Am I doing self-dealing wrong?

put in a check valve and reverse the flow!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:24:03am

re: #295 dangerman

Well, as far as the average member of the NRA goes, I imagine that’s no different than the average member of any other large not-for-profit. If there is embezzlement and self-dealing going on, the average member might not be able to notice that.

I imagine the NRA’s financial statements are pretty complicated, as they are such a large organisation and most people don’t even bother with the financial statement of the local food bank.

They just look at the stated mission of the group, see the outward signs the group is doing what they think it should, and trust them to do the right thing with their money.

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BigPapa  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:24:22am

re: #299 Teddy’s Person

Mother has him on a pretty tight leash.

Ew, that’s gross. But LOL.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:25:40am

re: #302 BigPapa

Ew, that’s gross. But LOL.

I agree. Poor leash, being abused with Pence like that.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:25:47am

re: #286 lawhawk

Not oof.

Thoughts and prayers… Fuck ‘em. So say we all.

im with you
that was an inside baseball oof. charities takedowns are rarely this big and this public

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NetworkKed  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:26:04am

re: #292 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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That NBC map is an interesting take. I’d seen a lot of other starting to shade Ohio back to red, NC as blue is a bit optimistic, and this may be the first map I’ve spotted with Maine all-blue (they split on CDs like Neb).

I can’t rule out GA and TX, but really think things will have to be full-on apocalypse mode to turn TX blue this cycle.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:26:26am

re: #298 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is amazing, something so rancid it makes war criminal Allen West and common criminal Oliver North look like good guys: Both had publicly denounced Lapierre’s extravagant spending habits and called for his resignation.

And how much of that was reported on FOX?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:28:05am
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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:29:01am

re: #298 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is amazing, something so rancid it makes war criminal Allen West and common criminal Oliver North look like good guys: Both had publicly denounced Lapierre’s extravagant spending habits and called for his resignation.

Nothing common about the criminal North. He engaged in extraordinary crimes as did West. But apparently they draw the line at embezzling money that would better be funneled to GOPers who want unfettered gun sales.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:30:20am

re: #305 NetworkKed

That NBC map is an interesting take. I’d seen a lot of other starting to shade Ohio back to red, NC as blue is a bit optimistic, and this may be the first map I’ve spotted with Maine all-blue (they split on CDs like Neb).

I can’t rule out GA and TX, but really think things will have to be full-on apocalypse mode to turn TX blue this cycle.

270 to win seems to be the least bullish on the Democrats’ chances regarding various states, and even they have the Dems Safe/Likely/Lean at 278 EV.

They have Texas as Lean GOP, and Ohio, North Carolina, and ME-2 as Toss-Up.

I notice NBC used 270 to Win’s map tool to create their map.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:31:58am

moron

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:32:58am

re: #305 NetworkKed

That NBC map is an interesting take. I’d seen a lot of other starting to shade Ohio back to red, NC as blue is a bit optimistic, and this may be the first map I’ve spotted with Maine all-blue (they split on CDs like Neb).

I can’t rule out GA and TX, but really think things will have to be full-on apocalypse mode to turn TX blue this cycle.

I’m sure states like Ohio were close enough to the margin that normal variance in the polls could cause them to move around. But that’s not where Trump needs to be to win. And the NBC map has Ohio as a tossup state.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:33:38am

Nancy Smash

While interviewing Pelosi, [CNBC’s Jim ] Cramer listed off policies about keeping businesses afloat and helping young people pay for college as something that he believed “both” Republicans and Democrats could agree to in the latest COVID-19 relief package.

“Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn,” Pelosi replied.

“Oof, Jesus,” Cramer replied.

“That’s the problem,” Pelosi elaborated. “See, the thing is, they don’t believe in governance.”video at Raw Story

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:34:56am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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This the first his staff has heard of this.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:35:03am

re: #305 NetworkKed

That NBC map is an interesting take. I’d seen a lot of other starting to shade Ohio back to red, NC as blue is a bit optimistic, and this may be the first map I’ve spotted with Maine all-blue (they split on CDs like Neb).

I can’t rule out GA and TX, but really think things will have to be full-on apocalypse mode to turn TX blue this cycle.

See: Schools in TX and GA. That ought to do it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:36:53am

“I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life.”

whut?

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:37:08am

re: #294 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You have a donate button on the main page. Maybe you need to make the button bigger.

Hey, I can’t buy trips to The Bahamas on my own here!

Nobody has used that DONATE button in years! I think I got a $18 donation once from a kid who used some document off my website for a Bar Mitzvah presentation.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:37:09am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:37:15am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

Not necessarily. He doesn’t have the authority to issue a FICA cut, that would have to be Congress. I’ll bet a whole bunch of his voters don’t know that though, then he gets to talk about obstructionist Democrats, along with the bleeting sheep of the GOP Caucus.

It then devolves into a poo-flingning fest in television roundtable talks, gallons of ink spilt on whether he can do that or not, and the whole message is subsumed into both-siderism.

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wrenchwench  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:38:03am

re: #261 retired cynic

I don’t like sponges. If they can hold soap, they can hold germs and molds. And do.

Sponges are banned from publicly regulated food service work.

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NetworkKed  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:38:55am

re: #309 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

270toWin uses the “expert” projections (Cook Political Report, etc.) rather than polls for their default map. It makes it lag a lot compared to straight polling data. That’s not entirely bad, but also tends to be more overbaked political “common sense” than facts as they stand.

It’s something of the same animal as how 538 shades its projections - the full model bakes in so much prior weighting/reversion to mean that it doesn’t represent current reality… but that doesn’t make it wrong either, just a different take that is useful in its own way.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:39:05am

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, as far as the average member of the NRA goes, I imagine that’s no different than the average member of any other large not-for-profit. If there is embezzlement and self-dealing going on, the average member might not be able to notice that.

I imagine the NRA’s financial statements are pretty complicated, as they are such a large organisation and most people don’t even bother with the financial statement of the local food bank.

They just look at the stated mission of the group, see the outward signs the group is doing what they think it should, and trust them to do the right thing with their money.

i meant once it hit the news

my hard earned annual dues is going to lapierre’s clothes?

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:39:14am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:40:13am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:41:23am

re: #316 The Pie Overlord!

Nobody has used that DONATE button in years! I think I got a $18 donation once from a kid who used some document off my website for a Bar Mitzvah presentation.

“If we can reach $1,000 in donations by the end of the week, that will help us continue our work taking trips to The Bahamas obtaining hard-to-find documents. Can you chip in $42 right now?”

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NetworkKed  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:41:28am

re: #317 lawhawk

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The midwest GOP govs have tried to have it both ways on reopening, gotten clobbered by both sides for it, and managed to completely not suppress the pandemic at all. (IN has a record high today, yay us) I hate to say someone deserves it, but he’s reaping what he sowed.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:41:43am

re: #305 NetworkKed

That NBC map is an interesting take. I’d seen a lot of other starting to shade Ohio back to red, NC as blue is a bit optimistic, and this may be the first map I’ve spotted with Maine all-blue (they split on CDs like Neb).

I can’t rule out GA and TX, but really think things will have to be full-on apocalypse mode to turn TX blue this cycle.

texas has like 20 media markets?
georgia is covered by 1 or maybe 2

if texas turns this time it’ll be because of the wave - luck and coattails
if not, it’ll need time, focus, a plan and $ to cover it all. it may be one state, but it’s big and diverse

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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:42:31am

re: #317 lawhawk

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DeWine is faking having Covid so he won’t have to be seen/meet with Trump

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:42:42am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:43:17am

re: #261 retired cynic

I don’t like sponges. If they can hold soap, they can hold germs and molds. And do.

That’s why you micronuke your sponge when you first start. Be careful though, a microwave will boil water in a sponge pretty quickly.

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NetworkKed  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:45:11am

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s why you micronuke your sponge when you first start. Be careful though, a microwave will boil water in a sponge pretty quickly.

Mythbusters did an ep where they tested common household surfaces for germs. The kitchen sponges were the absolute scariest.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:46:52am

re: #325 NetworkKed

The midwest GOP govs have tried to have it both ways on reopening, gotten clobbered by both sides for it, and managed to completely not suppress the pandemic at all. (IN has a record high today, yay us) I hate to say someone deserves it, but he’s reaping what he sowed.

We’re rising again here. Our problem is the governor is still holding CARES funding hostage for municipalities, counties, and other government entities which require masks to obtain services, and the AG is threatening to sue if they impose such orders (using a technicality in public records laws).

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:47:17am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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No you wont

you have zero power to stop the collection of taxes.
just like moving/stopping/delaying the election

and if anyone stops withholding and remitting federal payroll taxes, (including the trump organization), we’ll it’s the second time in this thread i’ve used ‘woe betide’.

that will be ugly. and you, and everyone else who stopped withholding/remitting will lose. no wiggle room. zero.

plus, have you answered how a payroll tax cut would help all those out of work?

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:48:33am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:50:18am

re: #324 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“If we can reach $1,000 in donations by the end of the week, that will help us continue our work taking trips to The Bahamas obtaining hard-to-find documents. Can you chip in $42 right now?”

I can actually come up with a legitimate business case for a Foundation-funded research trip to the Virgin Islands.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:50:57am

re: #333 jaunte

I would still like to know what the false positive and false negative rate is on those tests. It’s good that they’re getting a second test.

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:52:04am

I think we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Wayne LaPierre and his cronies for helping to destroy the NRA and make sure all of the money it received was stolen and wasted.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:52:12am

re: #320 NetworkKed

270toWin uses the “expert” projections (Cook Political Report, etc.) rather than polls for their default map. It makes it lag a lot compared to straight polling data. That’s not entirely bad, but also tends to be more overbaked political “common sense” than facts as they stand.

It’s something of the same animal as how 538 shades its projections - the full model bakes in so much prior weighting/reversion to mean that it doesn’t represent current reality… but that doesn’t make it wrong either, just a different take that is useful in its own way.

fwiw
electoral-vote.com (my fave) goes the other route
polls only
no ‘expert’ thumbs on the scale

polling faq

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sagehen  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:52:13am

re: #241 dangerman

the NRA is a New York registered charity (i never knew that - just assumed virginia)

she has them - just like trump’s ex-foundation

The declared reason it was started originally… is that in the Civil War, Union draftees and volunteers were mostly city people, who needed remedial firearms instruction. Confederates had spent their whole lives riding and shooting and tracking in the woods.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:52:48am

Here’s the excuse the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre used for covering up his luxury yacht trips in the Bahamas

When asked why he failed to disclose these trips as required by law, LaPierre initially claimed that he needed to keep them a secret for security purposes.

However, the AG’s office says that “LaPierre acknowledged that the NRA questionnaires only go to the NRA Secretary,” but also insisted he “was concerned about everybody on security, everything leaks.”

He further testified that he only considered the yacht a “safe place to do business” and not a “gift.”

LOCK HIM UP!

rawstory.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:54:22am

re: #339 🌹UOJB!

He further testified that he only considered the yacht a “safe place to do business” and not a “gift.”

Apparently this asshole has never heard of an office.

/

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:55:51am
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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:56:18am

re: #340 Eclectic Cyborg

He further testified that he only considered the yacht a “safe place to do business” and not a “gift.”

Apparently this asshole has never heard of an office.

/

Wayne-0 could have used this!

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:57:17am

re: #277 Dr Lizardo

Yep. I imagine many of their current members would gravitate over to Gun Owners of America.

I wonder how much corrupt dealing they’ve been involved with…

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:57:39am

re: #339 🌹UOJB!

Here’s the excuse the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre used for covering up his luxury yacht trips in the Bahamas

When asked why he failed to disclose these trips as required by law, LaPierre initially claimed that he needed to keep them a secret for security purposes.

However, the AG’s office says that “LaPierre acknowledged that the NRA questionnaires only go to the NRA Secretary,” but also insisted he “was concerned about everybody on security, everything leaks.”

He further testified that he only considered the yacht a “safe place to do business” and not a “gift.”

LOCK HIM UP!

rawstory.com

To be fair, the fear of being caught doing crime can make one paranoid. 🤭

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NetworkKed  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:57:44am

re: #337 dangerman

fwiw
electoral-vote.com (my fave) goes the other route
polls only
no ‘expert’ thumbs on the scale

I’ve come to appreciate electoral-vote for their, uh, trenchant commentary. The map has its… limitations as well but may be as useful a way to do it as you can in a single image.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 9:58:56am

re: #342 🌹UOJB!

Wayne-0 could have used this!

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for the savvy traveler

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:01:09am

re: #335 Belafon

I would still like to know what the false positive and false negative rate is on those tests. It’s good that they’re getting a second test.

I wonder, too. A local friend tested positive when he went to the hospital with a kidney stone. He was sweating with pain and slightly feverish, so they checked him. He worked in a local grocery store as a meat cutter, so you can imagine the havoc on that small store!

He never was sick, his wife who slept in the same bed tested negative, his mother whom he visited every day tested negative, his bandmates (who played an outdoor gig with him) all tested negative, but the lead singer had to quarantine from her job in a nursing home. None of us who have been around any of his contacts tested positive or got sick.

It raised all sorts of hullaballoo around here, but we finally decided that it must have been a false positive.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:02:20am

re: #345 NetworkKed

I’ve come to appreciate electoral-vote for their, uh, trenchant commentary. The map has its… limitations as well but may be as useful a way to do it as you can in a single image.

they have gotten more….something… these last few years ;-)

as to the various maps, including theirs, i think the main point is that when visiting these sites, you have to know what their method is so you can evaluate what you’re being told.

that’s why regularly checking more than one is always a good idea

same with news organizations
you have to know who you’re reading to understand any obvious, inherent, or hidden bias

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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:03:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:04:28am

re: #334 The Pie Overlord!

I can actually come up with a legitimate business case for a Foundation-funded research trip to the Virgin Islands.

You could take legitimate trips about anywhere if you’re doing legitimate research for your foundation.

History of the Jews in Omaha, Nebraska (Wikipedia)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:05:30am

re: #340 Eclectic Cyborg

He further testified that he only considered the yacht a “safe place to do business” and not a “gift.”

Apparently this asshole has never heard of an office.

/

Never heard of limpet mines either. (He would probably have pushed their legalization if he had.)

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:05:53am

After the Trump spawn, Meghan is the most tiresome political offspring.

“I know 100 percent who he shouldn’t pick,” McCain said. “I don’t think Susan Rice is a good choice at all because she’s never been elected to anything.”

Thank you for your input Meghan.

edited for poor grammar.

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:06:38am

Email from my Sen. Dick Durbin:

Fellow Illinoisan,

The right of every American to vote stands at the very core of our democracy. But for far too long, this most fundamental right has been under attack - especially when exercised by Black and Brown Americans.

In light of these attacks, and ongoing efforts to suppress the vote across the United States, I believe it’s time for us to explicitly enshrine the right to vote in our Constitution. That’s why this week, I introduced a joint resolution to enshrine an affirmative, individual right to vote in the U.S. Constitution.

Specifically, this amendment would:

* Provide an affirmative right to vote for every American citizen of legal voting age in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which they reside;
* Require that any efforts to limit the fundamental right to vote would be subject to the strictest level of review in the courts;
* Ensure that states could no longer rely on Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment to prevent Americans from voting due to a criminal conviction; and
* Provide that Congress has irrefutable authority to protect the right to vote through legislation.

Some may ask why we should pursue this amendment when there are clear - and perhaps easier - steps that Congress can take right now to protect voting rights under its existing constitutional authority. Let me give you an example.

The Senate could quickly take up and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which the House passed last year. But that would rely on a decision by Senator McConnell to actually let the Senate vote on a measure coming over from the House. There’s little hope that that’s going to happen.

Given the ongoing assault on voting rights in America, it is clear that additional tools are necessary to push back against widespread voter suppression.

Black lives matter. America matters. And our democracy matters. Once and for all, the right to vote should be clearly enshrined in our Constitution.

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:07:09am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:08:50am

Compare this to the statement released when Herman Cain went into hospital

Things can change quickly. Not that I wish a bad outcome on DeWine. Just stating the facts.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:09:07am

re: #351 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Never heard of limpet mines either. (He would probably have pushed their legalization if he had.)

How long before the board members turn on each other to save their own skins?

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John Hughes  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:09:11am

re: #350 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LaPierre was visiting the Bahamas to investigate their gun law.

(Guns are pretty strictly controlled in the Bahamas).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:11:05am

re: #355 Eclectic Cyborg

Things can change quickly. Not that I wish a bad outcome on DeWine. Just stating the facts.

I’m not going to wish ill on anyone, but I am not going to give an ounce of sympathy to those who deliberately and intentionally push the ideas of a genocidal party, either.

Perhaps Gov. DeWine will get the message from Donald Trump: It is what it is.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:13:59am

One of the first responses to the Herman Cain tweet was this:

The GOP deliberately mislead and misinformed millions of people, all in the quest to grasp tighter to power a little longer.

So I have no sympathy for Mike DeWine. My sympathy is reserved for the people he unwittingly exposed who didn’t sign up to be part of his party’s death cult.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:14:10am

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

Whereas Trump would probably say something like: “Let me tell you what I like about nukes.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:15:45am

re: #357 John Hughes

LaPierre was visiting the Bahamas to investigate their gun law.

(Guns are pretty strictly controlled in the Bahamas).

The NRA can’t afford to send a letter to their attorney general, or look it up in a book on The Bahama’s laws?

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:17:09am

re: #354 Charles Johnson

It wouldn’t be a Red herring if Democrats did it.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:18:15am

Meanwhile, the Trump grift continues apace.

Shortly after President Donald Trump said Wednesday he “probably” will give his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination at the White House, prices for a room at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. increased by over 60 percent.

According to [Hotels(dot)com], one double occupancy room on the night of August 27, the date scheduled for the speech, start at $795 and range as high as $2,070.

In comparison, the hotel booking website shows lower prices for dates one week before and after August 27. According to [Hotels(dot)com] one room booked for two adults on August 20 or September 3 ranges in price from $495 to $1,770.

Source: Newsweek

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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:18:19am
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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:19:41am

re: #360 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

One of the first responses to the Herman Cain tweet was this:

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The GOP deliberately mislead and misinformed millions of people, all in the quest to grasp tighter to power a little longer.

So I have no sympathy for Mike DeWine. My sympathy is reserved for the people he unwittingly exposed who didn’t sign up to be part of his party’s death cult.

Early on, DeWine was one of the few GOP governors to actually do the right thing, though I’m not sure what the status is now.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:20:24am
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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:22:54am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:25:18am

re: #366 Belafon

Early on, DeWine was one of the few GOP governors to actually do the right thing, though I’m not sure what the status is now.

Nope. Back on July 2 his government was already clamouring for schools to reopen, including giving a plan for schools to follow to prevent illness from being brought in and what to do after it is.

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/schools/K-12-Schools-Guidance.pdf (PDF, Government of Ohio Website)

The plan was to get schools reopened as quickly as possible back in the beginning of July.

GOP governors don’t do the right thing (unless it’s to help their benefactors).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:25:21am

re: #365 Charles Johnson

Do I even want to know what caused him to make this stupid claim?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:29:32am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:30:04am

re: #370 Eclectic Cyborg

Do I even want to know what caused him to make this stupid claim?

It’s another fake outrage, using a deliberately misinterpreted statement.

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danarchy  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:30:12am

re: #335 Belafon

I would still like to know what the false positive and false negative rate is on those tests. It’s good that they’re getting a second test.

According to MIT both the PCR test and the new antigen tests have very high specificity and almost never give false positives. However, their sensitivity is not as good as the specificity so there is a higher rate of false negatives.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:31:51am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:34:31am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:34:42am

re: #339 🌹UOJB!

Here’s the excuse the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre used for covering up his luxury yacht trips in the Bahamas

When asked why he failed to disclose these trips as required by law, LaPierre initially claimed that he needed to keep them a secret for security purposes.

However, the AG’s office says that “LaPierre acknowledged that the NRA questionnaires only go to the NRA Secretary,” but also insisted he “was concerned about everybody on security, everything leaks.”

He further testified that he only considered the yacht a “safe place to do business” and not a “gift.”

LOCK HIM UP!

rawstory.com

The gun guy doesn’t feel safe.

Cry me a friggin’ waterfall.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:34:44am

re: #374 Charles Johnson

I’m sure the GRU gang is flooding Twitter with that response right now.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:35:32am

I see the entire right wing echo chamber of parrots is freaking the fuck out about something Biden said. That always means that it’s been taken grossly out of context, and I have no idea what Biden said or allegedly said.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:35:42am

re: #371 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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It’s too early. He can’t catch the disease until late November.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:36:37am

re: #360 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

One of the first responses to the Herman Cain tweet was this:

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The GOP deliberately mislead and misinformed millions of people, all in the quest to grasp tighter to power a little longer.

So I have no sympathy for Mike DeWine. My sympathy is reserved for the people he unwittingly exposed who didn’t sign up to be part of his party’s death cult.

Wow
Thank this person for providing unsolicited and semi anonymous medical advice via Twitter
But didn’t Cain have like his own doctors and stuff?

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:38:14am

re: #375 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Look, folks, Clinton did something bad so therefore you can’t go after the NRA!”

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Mike Lamb  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:38:54am

re: #375 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Roided up juice monkey in a suit says what?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:39:53am

More YouTubers arrested.

Twin YouTube pranksters were charged with felonies after a fake robbery left their Uber driver held at gunpoint by police, officials say (Yahoo!)

Twin YouTubers Alan and Alex Stokes were charged on Wednesday in connection with two fake robberies that occurred in Oct. 2019, according to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

The brothers have over 4.8 million subscribers on their YouTube channel, The Stokes Twins, and over 25 million followers on TikTok. They posted videos on each account as recently as yesterday.

Each has been charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an emergency. If convicted on all counts, the brothers face a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:40:06am

re: #367 Charles Johnson

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The Clinton foundation is an open book
And no one has *credibly* accused anyone there of anything

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:41:43am

re: #368 (((Archangel1)))

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As an aside
This is NOT about the members
It’s about those in management and governance

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:42:00am

re: #383 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is why social influencers annoy me.

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ckkatz  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:42:10am

re: #338 sagehen

The declared reason it was started originally… is that in the Civil War, Union draftees and volunteers were mostly city people, who needed remedial firearms instruction. Confederates had spent their whole lives riding and shooting and tracking in the woods.

Exactly. The NRA was originally formed in 1871 by Civil War veterans to improve the abysmal marksmanship they found in the military during the war. (About 1000 shots fired for every hit.) Through the 1960’s it was a sleepy sinecure for some retired general. It concentrated on firearms and hunting.

In 1977 it was taken over by a group of right-wing ideologues and turned into a PAC.

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piratedan  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:43:05am

re: #375 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

yup, the Clinton’s Foundations actions were so egregious that no charges were brought and pursued, even by THIS Administration which has made a rallying cry of “lock Her Up!” into a campaign slogan and with the AG that has spent more time locking up peaceful protesters marching for racial equality than they have filing lawsuits against the supposedly corrupt Clinton Foundation, that sure has the ring of truth around it, don’t it?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:44:47am

re: #388 piratedan

yup, the Clinton’s Foundations actions were so egregious that no charges were brought and pursued, even by THIS Administration which has made a rallying cry of “lock Her Up!” into a campaign slogan and with the AG that has spent more time locking up peaceful protesters marching for racial equality than they have filing lawsuits against the supposedly corrupt Clinton Foundation, that sure has the ring of truth around it, don’t it?

But they’re corrupt because I know they are.// Meanwhile these are the same morons who believed everything about Comet Pizza.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:44:48am

Nothing shocks me anymore seeing the garbage my relatives are posting and tweeting attacking Michelle Obama.

Celebrating that she disclosed her battle with depression and hoping she loses the battle.

Yet they love bullshitting about their “deep Xtian faith”

I hate what religion has done to them…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:45:36am

re: #354 Charles Johnson

The parrots are claiming this video is posted at Yahoo! and NPR.

I’m not the go-to guy for searching, but I can’t find such a video at either site.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:45:57am

re: #321 dangerman

i meant once it hit the news

my hard earned annual dues is going to lapierre’s clothes?

Had to check out what free republika DOT com thought. A bunch of them are saying, “sure, so he takes a little, who cares? Freedumb.” Then there’s the racist snipes at the AG.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:46:12am

re: #386 Eclectic Cyborg

This is why social influencers annoy me.

They annoyed people in the silent film era and golden age of radio as well.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:46:24am

re: #380 dangerman

Wow
Thank this person for providing unsolicited and semi anonymous medical advice via Twitter
But didn’t Cain have like his own doctors and stuff?

Oh and if they did follow her advice, …it didn’t work

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ckkatz  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:46:28am

re: #367 Charles Johnson

I see that ‘What-Aboutism’ is back.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:46:55am

re: #387 ckkatz

Exactly. The NRA was originally formed in 1871 by Civil War veterans to improve the abysmal marksmanship they found in the military during the war. (About 1000 shots fired for every hit.) Through the 1960’s it was a sleepy sinecure for some retired general. It concentrated on firearms and hunting.

In 1977 it was taken over by a group of right-wing ideologues and turned into a PAC.

Yeah the transformation began with a former border agent who got away with murdering a Mexican young man. Drive By Truckers had a song about it. My grandfather was a NRA member and a lifelong gun owner but he never fell for their sleazy tactics.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:47:19am

re: #390 🌹UOJB!

Nothing shocks me anymore seeing the garbage my relatives are posting and tweeting attacking Michelle Obama.

Celebrating that she disclosed her battle with depression and hoping she loses the battle.

Yet they love bullshitting about their “deep Xtian faith”

I hate what religion has done to them…

Remember, as atheists we’re the immoral ones and deserve eternal punishment.

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bratwurst  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:47:41am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:48:27am

re: #398 bratwurst

Sorry SE Cupp, he isn’t picking you.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:49:10am

re: #398 bratwurst

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She’s going to find some excuse to hate the pick.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:49:14am

re: #385 dangerman

As an aside
This is NOT about the members
It’s about those in management and governance

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The members themselves are primarily brainwashed and racist Trumpsters, but the charges are directed against the management who misused the donations of their members, against the NY laws governing non-profits.

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piratedan  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:49:51am

re: #398 bratwurst

yeah, I guess the allure of a non-corrupt politician, sane foreign policy, righting economic policy wrongs and sane health care can only go so far….

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:50:54am

Scofflaw karens and kens all over, but sure, pick on a homeless black man.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:51:05am

re: #398 bratwurst

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Someone should reply “Well, it’s a good thing we weren’t counting on your vote.”

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danarchy  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:51:09am

re: #391 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The parrots are claiming this video is posted at Yahoo! and NPR.

I’m not the go-to guy for searching, but I can’t find such a video at either site.

Here it is at Yahoo:

money.yahoo.com

Seemed like a pretty tone deaf thing to say to me…still gonna vote for him though.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:51:13am

re: #402 piratedan

yeah, I guess the allure of a non-corrupt politician, sane foreign policy, righting economic policy wrongs and sane health care can only go so far….

Yeah but ya know tax cuts and wingnut judges are more important than a President who believes in democracy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:52:44am

re: #398 bratwurst

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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:54:14am

re: #398 bratwurst

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Let me guess, if Biden doesn’t pick Condolessa Rice, Joe Lieberman or some other GOP’er she’s not going to vote for him?

I’ve seen this tv show before

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:55:14am

re: #392 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Had to check out what free republika DOT com thought. A bunch of them are saying, “sure, so he takes a little, who cares? Freedumb.” Then there’s the racist snipes at the AG.

its unclear how much was skimmed
lets say lapierre himself ‘only’ misspent 500,000
why are you a member? why do you pay your dues?
12,000 of you should be pissed

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:55:20am

re: #407 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

S. E. Cupp named no VP preference, but has a lot of specifications, so, the column is bullshit.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:55:45am

Cupp will oppose whoever Biden picks because reasons.

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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:57:21am

re: #411 jaunte

Cupp will oppose whoever Biden picks because reasons.

If Cupp likes Biden’s VP choice then I’m voting for Kanye.

//

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:57:48am

re: #412 b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)

I eagerly await her column bemoaning our huge deficit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:58:11am

Lots of conservative parrots taking up Trump’s line that the NRA should just up and move to Texas.

They don’t understand how not-for-profits work, or even the law. The alleged crimes have already been committed.

If a charitable organisation as large as the NRA did this shit in Texas, they would go after the NRA too. It’s not about the NRA’s positions on guns.

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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:58:45am

re: #413 jaunte

I eagerly await her column bemoaning our huge deficit.

And the lack of civility and compromise of the Dems.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 10:58:54am

Yes, I fully expected this asshole to shoot his mouth off about DeWine.

I hope this karma kicks this ass in the CENSORED

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:00:05am

re: #410 jaunte

S. E. Cupp named no VP preference, but has a lot of specifications, so, the column is bullshit.

Axis S. E. Sally will parrot the Republican line even after the Party expelled her for being an atheist.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:00:13am

re: #405 danarchy

Here it is at Yahoo:

money.yahoo.com

Seemed like a pretty tone deaf thing to say to me…still gonna vote for him though.

Sound and fury, signifying nothing. Trump will have said five things far worse by 3:00PM.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:00:26am

Pence saying the quiet part out loud
Forget judging and justice
We put you on the court, you should vote the way we want

Vice President Mike Pence described Chief Justice John Roberts as a “disappointment” to conservative voters, explicitly seeking to cast the Supreme Court as a campaign issue ahead of the November election.

“Look, we have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Pence told the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody on Wednesday. “But Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives — whether it be the Obamacare decision, or whether it be a spate of recent decisions all the way through Calvary Chapel

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:00:56am

re: #416 🌹UOJB!

Yes, I fully expected this asshole to shoot his mouth off about DeWine.

[Embedded content]

I hope this karma kicks this ass in the CENSORED

I don’t even like DeWine but what a fucking asshole this dude is. People like Vitale man. Yet another fine legacy of the Tea Party and the stupidity print they’ve made an essential part of being a 21st century Republican.

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Interesting Times  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:01:08am

re: #327 b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)

DeWine is faking having Covid so he won’t have to be seen/meet with Trump

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:02:26am

re: #398 bratwurst

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Name any one on Bidens short list worse than Palin

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:02:32am

‘Extremely active’ hurricane season possible for Atlantic Basin (NOAA)

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been off to a rapid pace with a record-setting nine named storms so far and has the potential to be one of the busiest on record. Historically, only two named storms form on average by early August, and the ninth named storm typically does not form until October 4. An average season produces 12 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three become major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5).

“This is one of the most active seasonal forecasts that NOAA has produced in its 22-year history of hurricane outlooks. NOAA will continue to provide the best possible science and service to communities across the Nation for the remainder of hurricane season to ensure public readiness and safety,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “We encourage all Americans to do their part by getting prepared, remaining vigilant, and being ready to take action when necessary.”

The updated outlook calls for 19-25 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), of which 7-11 will become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater), including 3-6 major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or greater). This update covers the entire six-month hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30, and includes the nine named storms to date.

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ckkatz  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:04:12am

One of the rumors swirling around the lengthy storage of the ammonium nitrate at the Port of Beirut is that Hezbollah was the one who was holding it there. As always in a closed society, it is difficult to disentangle facts in self serving narrative.

Hezbollah Will Not Escape Blame for Beirut
bloomberg.com

“There are no prizes for guessing who in Lebanon might be interested in keeping such vast quantities of explosive material close at hand. The U.S. Treasury and Israel both believe Hezbollah controls many of Beirut’s port facilities.”

“Iran-backed Hezbollah, with its large and well-armed militia as well as its political hold on the prime minister, has nothing to fear from the state. But it will not escape public opprobrium: Most Lebanese will assume the ammonium nitrate belonged to the militia, for use in Syria and against Israel.”

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William Lewis  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:04:29am

re: #368 (((Archangel1)))

When I was a boy, I had a shooting jacket made from a postwar Italian Paratroopers smock. On one sleeve were all the NRA shooting patches I’d earned.

That NRA died in 1977.

As a gun owner, I’m thrilled by todays action by the New York state government.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:05:34am

re: #414 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Lots of conservative parrots taking up Trump’s line that the NRA should just up and move to Texas.

They don’t understand how not-for-profits work, or even the law. The alleged crimes have already been committed.

If a charitable organisation as large as the NRA did this shit in Texas, they would go after the NRA too. It’s not about the NRA’s positions on guns.

Corporations are people too, my friend.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:05:54am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:06:05am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:08:01am

re: #114 John Hughes

What exactly is going on in his diseased brain here?

And when will journalists just break and ask the obvious follow-up: “What the fuck are you wittering on about, Donald?”

It’s word salad.

When asked anything he is dodging an actual answer by selecting the key word of the question and just assembling a standard non-answer around it. “It will be fixed.” “It is fixed.” “We are doing good things with it.” “Obama screwed it up.” etc.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:08:11am

re: #415 b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)

And the lack of civility and compromise of the Dems.

You can be never trump all you want
You can vote with us too..or not
Unless / until you join our party, we don’t give a fuck what you think.
you don’t have a say in anything.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:08:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:09:26am

Governor Ricketts won’t let local entities enforce mask orders though. Omaha is the largest city in the country with no mask mandate.

White House warns Omaha is among 9 cities nationally with concerning coronavirus numbers (Omaha World-Herald)

The White House Coronavirus Task Force sees troubling coronavirus numbers in 10 local areas across the country, including Omaha, even as its data shows improvement in Sunbelt states, according to a private call between task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx and state and local officials Wednesday.

“We are seeing encouraging signs across the South,” Birx said on a recording of the call obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. “We are concerned that both Baltimore and Atlanta remain at a very high level — (also) Kansas City, Portland, Omaha (and) of course what we talked about in the Central Valley (of California).”

Birx also said on the private call that California and Nebraska had recently joined the red zone — places with a high percentage of coronavirus cases or positive tests — and Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia had fallen out of it based on the percentage of positive tests in the last week. Experts have said test positivity rates can indicate whether an outbreak is under control.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:09:58am
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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:11:01am

re: #429 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It’s word salad.

When asked anything he is dodging an actual answer by selecting the key word of the question and just assembling a standard non-answer around it. “It will be fixed.” “It is fixed.” “We are doing good things with it.” “Obama screwed it up.” etc.

..”in two weeks”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:11:18am

It’s a meltdown over the NRA

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:12:46am

re: #431 Charles Johnson

Why does God need a spaceship?
Why does god need a spaceship?
Why does an omnipotent being need a spaceship?

If a god has feelings hurt so easily, maybe it’s not the right god? Seems it is real easy to hurt its feelings, but it doesn’t mind adultery, lying, killing 160,000+, etc. That’s a pretty fucked up god.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:13:20am

re: #435 The Pie Overlord!

No police? Who’s going to take the guns?

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ckkatz  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:15:25am

re: #434 dangerman

..”in two weeks”

At one point I worked for a Corporate Vice President who was always promising new software development ‘in two years’. He lasted about 2 years.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:16:45am

re: #417 🌹UOJB!

Axis S. E. Sally will parrot the Republican line even after the Party expelled her for being an atheist.

It’s odd — she said that Harris is fine with her but not Rice. Other never-Trumpers criticized her position.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:17:11am

re: #416 🌹UOJB!

Yes, masks do work.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:17:24am

@ParkerMolloy

Trump on Biden: he’s so weak! hiding in his basement!
also Trump on Biden: he’s too powerful and will harm God!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:18:18am

re: #431 Charles Johnson

God Creates Dinosaurs

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:18:33am

This person keeps insisting that JonBenet is her daughter.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:20:01am

Memo to self: always check washing instructions before blithely throwing various clothes into the washer/dryer. When it says dry clean — they are serious! And never buy that fabric again.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:21:29am

re: #437 jaunte

No police? Who’s going to take the guns?

Avocado toast-eating Millenials and Gen Z.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:23:39am

re: #445 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The see-sawing between abject gun-seizure fear and comeandtakeit defiance is practically bipolar.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:23:40am

re: #443 The Pie Overlord!

This person keeps insisting that JonBenet is her daughter.

Let’s see if Trump retweets her before she gets banhammered from Twitter for impersonation.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:23:49am
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Sherlock Hound  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:25:03am

re: #343 John Hughes

I wonder how much corrupt dealing they’ve been involved with…

Their politics are even worse than the NRA’s: Gun Owners of America

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:25:31am
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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:26:50am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:26:57am

re: #448 jaunte

Maybe Biden is just trying to dethrone God.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:27:43am
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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:28:56am

Dying political party thrashes wildly about

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:29:58am

Racist call-to-arms from Christians… .

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:30:59am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:32:56am

re: #454 jaunte

Dying political party thrashes wildly about

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When Governor TCOT isn’t wingnutty enough.

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:33:20am

re: #416 🌹UOJB!

Yes, I fully expected this asshole to shoot his mouth off about DeWine.

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I hope this karma kicks this ass in the CENSORED

His nose isn’t covered in that photo.

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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:33:53am

re: #456 jaunte

75-100 people is a rally. One person clearly masked. One PoC, and one person with a kippah. Both front and center in frame.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:34:02am

re: #449 Sherlock Hound

Their politics are even worse than the NRA’s: Gun Owners of America

They’re Hamas to the NRA’s Fatah: more extreme, less crooked. They only have 14 paid employees for example. NRA probably has that many dog groomers for the inner circle’s pampered canines.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:34:17am

re: #457 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Allen West will help kill off more Republican voters before the fall.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:36:06am

re: #454 jaunte

Dying political party thrashes wildly about

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In case you are wondering why Texas just got moved to “Toss up”

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piratedan  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:37:16am

re: #461 jaunte

in this instance, I would be inclined to let him be except for the likely collateral damage that would ensue….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:37:22am

re: #456 jaunte

He does not appear to be dragging his leg there. I guess he took the right dose of meds today.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:37:28am

re: #460 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They’re Hamas to the NRA’s Fatah: more extreme, less crooked. They only have 14 paid employees for example. NRA probably has that many dog groomers for the inner circle’s pampered canines.

I expect the NRA to continue downsizing in the next few days. Lawyers be expensive.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:41:36am

re: #465 I Would Prefer Not To

I expect the NRA to continue downsizing in the next few days. Lawyers be expensive.

Maybe they could sell Waynes Yacht to pay the legal fees?

/

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:41:36am

Were fleeing police, jumped the wrong fence

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b.d. (Boring Competence 2020!)  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:42:14am

re: #467 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Were fleeing police, jumped the wrong fence

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Exercising their 2nd Amendment, obviously.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:43:26am

Thread

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:44:12am

re: #431 Charles Johnson

Some enterprising journalist should ask Trump: if God is all-powerful, how can Joe Biden hurt God? Then watch his melon explode.

He’ll make him cry?

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:46:37am

The Supreme Court invented qualified immunity. Now, a judge’s blistering opinion shows why it must go. Ruth Marcus, WaPo

Numerous justices across the ideological spectrum — Anthony M. Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor — have criticized the doctrine. But the court has appeared unwilling to do anything about it. As its term concluded, the court refused to hear any of the eight cases offering it the opportunity to reconsider the doctrine.

This cannot continue. As Reeves writes, “The status quo is extraordinary and unsustainable. Just as the Supreme Court swept away the mistaken doctrine of ‘separate but equal,’ so too should it eliminate the doctrine of qualified immunity.”

The judge couldn’t help Jamison. But maybe his message to his judicial bosses will help future Jamisons win the justice they deserve.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:49:16am

re: #456 jaunte

Donald Trump leaves his rally, walks away, and boards Marine One to the music of the Village People’s “YMCA.”

I cannot stop laughing. 😂😂😂

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William Lewis  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:50:43am

re: #460 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They’re Hamas to the NRA’s Fatah: more extreme, less crooked. They only have 14 paid employees for example. NRA probably has that many dog groomers for the inner circle’s pampered canines.

That is an excellent way to look it them. I have to remember that Hamas vs Fatah comparison.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:51:18am

On Blackstone acquiring Ancestry:

Did you miss the genocidal epidemic going on?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:52:48am

re: #435 The Pie Overlord!

This tweet (again) demonstrates the shit-goblin’s perception that the presidency is a monarchy/dictatorship. Jesus fuck, does he really “think” a president can just overturn a constitutional amendment?

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:54:09am

re: #475 Colère Tueur de Lapin

This tweet (again) demonstrates the shit-goblin’s perception that the presidency is a monarchy/dictatorship. Jesus fuck, does he really “think” a president can just overturn a constitutional amendment?

53 Republican Senators have made it clear Gawd’s Anointed King can do whatever his evil heart desires!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:55:39am

re: #469 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Thread

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 11:59:07am

re: #476 🌹UOJB!

53 Republican Senators have made it clear Gawd’s Anointed King can do whatever his evil heart desires!

Funny how that anointment has some restrictions applied: That leader must be a Republican.

Somehow I don’t remember Republicans applying Romans 13:1-4 to Presidents Obama, Clinton, or Carter. For that matter, I can’t find “Republican” anywhere in the Bible.

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:02:07pm

re: #471 retired cynic

The Supreme Court invented qualified immunity. Now, a judge’s blistering opinion shows why it must go. Ruth Marcus, WaPo

If Mr. Jamison can find the funding, can he bring an appeal?

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:02:28pm

re: #403 jaunte

JFC

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:04:12pm
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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:05:05pm

re: #478 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Funny how that anointment has some restrictions applied: That leader must be a Republican.

Somehow I don’t remember Republicans applying Romans 13:1-4 to Presidents Obama, Clinton, or Carter. For that matter, I can’t find “Republican” anywhere in the Bible.

Ah but we know the REAL Republican Bible is Atlas Shrugged! Where St. Ayn Rand says Selfishness Is The Greatest Virtue!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:05:27pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:07:37pm

re: #483 Dread Pirate Ron

Bears reiterating the House passed their version of the next relief bill IN MAY.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:11:35pm

<re: #440 dangerman

Yes, masks do work.

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Masks help you keep others from getting sick.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:12:08pm

Today’s COVID-19 Press Briefing by the President* of the United States

I’m really Great. I’m the best president ever. Everyone says so. We’re doing really great. The numbers are very good, better than any other country. But some states are doing bad. Like Maryland, their governor, who’s been very mean to me, has killed all the nursing homes with the flu. Just terrible. Also, Joe Biden is sleepy, sleepy guy and very corrupt, also very anti-God, not like me, God loves me, He does, more than anyone. Yes the China flu, which Joe Biden let in the country, is bad, killing people, it is what it is. But economy will boom back SOON. Some states don’t want to economy or their schools which they should, they’re just trying to hurt me. But I have all the authority. EVERY STATE MUST OPEN FULLY. Virus doesn’t hurt kids. Also social media is against me and all conservatives, canceling my posts. Many people upset, Will fix immediately.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:12:22pm

re: #484 Eclectic Cyborg

Bears reiterating the House passed their version of the next relief bill IN MAY.

Yes. That cartoon is too much both-siderism for me. Maybe if the Senate had passed a bill, you could make that argument. But with the Senate GOP unable to get their shit together? Fuck that noise.

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bratwurst  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:13:35pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:14:32pm

re: #488 bratwurst

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Fine, let them chase that rabbit around, maybe they’ll set more of their money on fire.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:15:29pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:16:07pm

re: #484 Eclectic Cyborg

Bears reiterating the House passed their version of the next relief bill IN MAY.

It was welfare then, just wasteful spending, unneeded. Now that the GOP says another relief bill is OK, that means another relief bill is needed. OK?

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William Lewis  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:16:47pm

re: #479 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If Mr. Jamison can find the funding, can he bring an appeal?

He could but SCOTUS has refused to hear several qualified immunity cases this year. The only way to kill it is legislatively If we get the whole enchalada and even then, it would need to be after they finish killing the Filibuster and expanding the court to 13 (one for each circuit) or it won’t happen. QI is key to keep Them in their place via the police and Roberts will not allow it to go away any more than he’d rule for anything that makes voting easier.

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:19:43pm

re: #483 Dread Pirate Ron

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Someone should make that has the House handing the Senate a rope and the Senate going “They don’t need this.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:20:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:21:09pm
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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:22:05pm

Trump Donors: Don’t Be Don’s Next Con

“Golden toilets for Jared and Ivanka” 😂😂

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:23:14pm

re: #495 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Greenwald will scream about RT being called Russia state media.

Trump probably will, too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:25:06pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:27:00pm

re: #459 lawhawk

75-100 people is a rally. One person clearly masked. One PoC, and one person with a kippah. Both front and center in frame.

I saw at least 3, possibly 4 Black people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:27:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:28:05pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:28:48pm

re: #475 Colère Tueur de Lapin

This tweet (again) demonstrates the shit-goblin’s perception that the presidency is a monarchy/dictatorship. Jesus fuck, does he really “think” a president can just overturn a constitutional amendment?

You know he wants to.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:29:02pm

Three days left in the state legislative session. All that time will be spent on the anti-abortion bill and the property tax relief (for the wealthy and corporations) bill, to eat up the time on the other bills. (Calculating my property tax relief if it came through, it looks like I would save about $3.)

The GOP changed the rules of the nominally non-partisan Unicameral to give themselves an advantage whilst claiming to stand up for certain principles in voting for bills the governor opposes.

They have pushed all the final readings of the remaining bills that the Lieutenant Governor wants to schedule to the last day of the session. They also removed the long-standing rule that the Unicameral can meet up to five days after the official closure if the governor vetoes a bill, to consider an override.

In effect, they’ve created a pocket veto for the governor where that never existed before.

There are two bills the governor has indicated he would veto if they get to his desk: The bill which would prohibit discrimination against African-Americans based on hairstyles, and a bill which would allow municipalities or counties to enter into land bank agreements.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:31:34pm

That’s not the point. At this point, the slaughter is deliberate.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:33:52pm

Paying attention to the important stuff during an epidemic.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:35:11pm

re: #505 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:35:39pm

re: #505 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Paying attention to the important stuff during an epidemic.

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“I was gonna wear a mask but I was high…”

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Interesting Times  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:37:27pm

re: #495 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So from now on, will fox news and oann get “GOP state-affiliated media”?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:41:36pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:43:54pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:44:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:44:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:48:08pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:49:38pm

re: #513 Backwoods_Sleuth

Interesting historical note: Today is the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

Fewer people died in that attack than the number of Americans who have died from Covid-19.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:53:03pm

re: #512 Backwoods_Sleuth

Reminds me of this - and warning, some strong language here:

The Scottish Lilo & Stitch

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:54:51pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 12:56:29pm

re: #513 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Sure, 160k Americans have died on my watch in a short five months, it is what it is, but do you really want to elect someone who will kill God?”
/

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:00:13pm

re: #254 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

WSJ asks stupid question: might the NRA just open itself in a different state?

Lots of would they, could they, should they.

That would trigger an immediate huge audit to make sure they don’t transfer any illegally gained assets out of the group under investigation.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:02:57pm

re: #513 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Sure, 160k Americans have died under my watch in five short months, but do you want to elect someone who will bring America under the judgment of God?”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:04:08pm

Gonna call it a day. Have a good one Lizards and stay healthy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:04:23pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:06:03pm

re: #521 Backwoods_Sleuth

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PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SACRIFICED HIS WHOLE LIFE FOR PRESIDENT ALL OF US WHY DONT YOU RESPECT??!?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:06:24pm

egad

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:06:55pm

re: #521 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Are presidential announcements about drug prices supposed to be good or bad in this scenario? Since Trumpy issued some executive orders about drug prices a little bit ago or was supposed to.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:07:21pm

re: #509 Backwoods_Sleuth

Aw shit!

I should have gotten into the Tax-Exempt Pulpit Pimpin’ Lifestyle!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:07:34pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:07:36pm

re: #523 Backwoods_Sleuth

egad

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Maybe they’re all 450lb women somewhere doing all this on drug prices.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:08:59pm
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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:09:35pm

re: #521 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump: I’ve sacrificed so much for you ungrateful wretches.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:10:15pm
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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:11:20pm

re: #528 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump and his backdrop match. How cute.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:12:00pm

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“The governor of this state, he hasn’t been very nice to me, has been very mean, he has the virus, the China virus, hope he gets well, I wish him the best, it is what it is.”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:13:04pm

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

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WHY DOES AMERICAN WHIRLPOOL HAVE FOREIGN LANGUAGES?!??!?!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:13:08pm

re: #525 🌹UOJB!

Aw shit!

I should have gotten into the Tax-Exempt Pulpit Pimpin’ Lifestyle!

There’s our problem, Joe, we’re too ethical to be preachers.

I’m off to bed. I’m way past the time I should have been there.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:13:21pm

THE PLAN….

Is to let this thing burn thru the population until it burns out.

I’m afraid that’s the plan folks,

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:13:21pm

re: #531 Teddy’s Person

Man, Trump and his backdrop match. How cute.

trumpCamo TM

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:15:03pm

Yesterday we had moderate hail (< than a quarter-size)

We’ll see what happens today, since we’re scheduled for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight.

forecast.weather.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:15:57pm

re: #535 Dave In Austin

THE PLAN….

Is to let this thing burn thru the population until it burns out.

I’m afraid that’s the plan folks,

And if that worked, we wouldn’t have needed vaccines for smallpox or poliomyelitis or measles.

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mmmirele  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:16:44pm

re: #515 Dr Lizardo

Reminds me of this - and warning, some strong language here:

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Video

I shouldn’t have laughed, but I laughed and laughed.

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:17:13pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:18:11pm

my 2020 isn’t that bad, but I’m not an idiot.

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aatharuv  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:20:26pm

re: #522 Sir John Barron

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SACRIFICED HIS WHOLE LIFE FOR PRESIDENT ALL OF US WHY DONT YOU RESPECT??!?

Seriously, we all need to be telling him, that America is a bunch of ingratesbad people that doesn’t deserve his holy presence. He should walk away from it and enjoy himself at Mar-a-Lago. Maybe he’ll quit as his early November surprise.

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jeffreyw  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:20:35pm

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Thigh land
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:21:02pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:22:15pm

re: #544 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s an upbeat jam for the campaign.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:23:53pm

re: #535 Dave In Austin

THE PLAN….

Is to let this thing burn thru the population until it burns out.

I’m afraid that’s the plan folks,

Look how well that works for other diseases. Measles is… Chicken pox diss… Rubella no long… Pertussis s had left the build….

Nah, vaccine or bust.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:24:37pm

re: #538 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And if that worked, we wouldn’t have needed vaccines for smallpox or poliomyelitis or measles.

I didn’t say anything about it working…… I just said it’s their PLAN.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:26:44pm

re: #547 Dave In Austin

I didn’t say anything about it working…… I just said it’s their PLAN.

Point. Silly me thinking there should be a metric.

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:27:02pm

One of my FB Republicans just posted that Fauci has been wrong about everything and is a dangerous lunatic.

Masks don’t do anything and tRump’s miracle drug is saving lives every time it’s used.

Imagine thinking that between those two people, Fauci is the lunatic.

SMDH

On a positive note, one of her relatives told her it was a shit post. :D

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Jack Burton  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:28:43pm

I’m afraid to jinx it by saying anything, but looking at the John Hopkins University data it seems like the COVID case count in the US peaked on July 16 (which lines up with a lot of idiots getting it on the Fourth of July weekend) and has been slowly dropping since then. Daily deaths most recent peak was July 29 which seems to line up with the case date reasonably but it’s too early to tell on that.

Regardless, “a little bit better than fucking awful” is still horrible and we are still a dumpster fire shit show.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:34:17pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:38:24pm

re: #551 The Pie Overlord!

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Have YOU thanked the Great POTUS for the privilege of having water coming out of your sinks and showers?

Nobody had running water before MAGA POTUS Made America Great Again

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:38:56pm

re: #550 Jack Burton

I’m afraid to jinx it by saying anything, but looking at the John Hopkins University data it seems like the COVID case count in the US peaked on July 16 (which lines up with a lot of idiots getting it on the Fourth of July weekend) and has been slowly dropping since then. Daily deaths most recent peak was July 29 which seems to line up with the case date reasonably but it’s too early to tell on that.

Regardless, “a little bit better than fucking awful” is still horrible and we are still a dumpster fire shit show.

But schools are opening now and Labor Day coming up

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:39:42pm

re: #551 The Pie Overlord!

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are we still flushing toilets too many times?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:40:24pm

re: #551 The Pie Overlord!

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oh, and how clean is that water?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:41:09pm

re: #553 Backwoods_Sleuth

But schools are opening now and Labor Day coming up

Ah, but if we don’t test, then the number can’t go up, see?

/

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Kilroy was here  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:42:38pm

Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign call for earlier debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates is rejecting the Trump campaign’s request to modify the presidential debate schedule so the first debate occurs before states begin early voting.

(He still hasn’t agreed to do any debates anyways)

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:43:01pm

re: #549 plansbandc

One of my FB Republicans just posted that Fauci has been wrong about everything and is a dangerous lunatic.

Masks don’t do anything and tRump’s miracle drug is saving lives every time it’s used.

Imagine thinking that between those two people, Fauci is the lunatic.

SMDH

On a positive note, one of her relatives told her it was a shit post. :D

America has always been at war with Dr. Fauci.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:45:40pm

re: #559 Sir John Barron

America has always been at war with Dr. Fauci.

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This hits on so many levels. And that’s really saying something.

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wrenchwench  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:46:44pm

re: #551 The Pie Overlord!

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He’s shiny again.

What kind of distance can you use those temp. guns at? What would the Secret Service do?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:47:36pm
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Mike Lamb  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:48:46pm

re: #553 Backwoods_Sleuth

But schools are opening now and Labor Day coming up

Right…there has been a “hold my beer” response to every peak thus far.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 1:53:40pm

re: #563 Mike Lamb

Right…there has been a “hold my beer” response to every peak thus far.

oh, I forgot about county and 4-H fairs (or as we call them in Kentucky: school fairs ahead of the state fair) because “the kids worked soooo hard all year…”)

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:01:17pm

Idiot relatives repeating GOP talking points from Judicial Watch attacking the Clinton Foundation and Soros…and they defend Wayne La Pierre’s spending spree because he saved their guns…

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Jack Burton  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:02:18pm

re: #553 Backwoods_Sleuth

But schools are opening now and Labor Day coming up

I’m not anticipating beaches or public pools being open in CA, NY, and perhaps even some of the FreeDUMB places on Labor Day Weekend.

There will be a relative peak I’m sure, but I don’t think we will see as much of a peak from Labor Day as people are expecting. I could be wrong.

As for schools. I expect the ones that were opened to be open for about … 3-4 weeks tops. Meaning the ones open now, probably wont be by Labor Day. The ones that open after Labor Day might not be at all.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:03:15pm

re: #565 🌹UOJB!

Idiot relatives repeating GOP talking points from Judicial Watch attacking the Clinton Foundation and Soros…and they defend Wayne La Pierre’s spending spree because he saved their guns…

Such original thinking going on amongst the RWNJ, very enviable.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:07:29pm

For the past 30 days we’ve had 50,000 new cases per day (except for two days). I don’t see how this has peaked yet. Plus some schools are opened and more are opening soon. Everytime it gets a little “better” people start taking chances.

FT
FP

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:09:44pm

re: #568 I Would Prefer Not To

For the past 30 days we’ve had 50,000 new cases per day (except for two days). I don’t see how this has peaked yet. Plus some schools are opened and more are opening soon. Everytime it gets a little “better” people start taking chances.

FT
FP

Like I said yesterday, people need to think of this as a marathon, not a sprint. I know it sucks and we’re all ready for this to be over but we’ve got to stick with it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:11:56pm

re: #566 Jack Burton

I’m not anticipating beaches or public pools being open in CA, NY, and perhaps even some of the FreeDUMB places on Labor Day Weekend.

There will be a relative peak I’m sure, but I don’t think we will see as much of a peak from Labor Day as people are expecting. I could be wrong.

As for schools. I expect the ones that were opened to be open for about … 3-4 weeks tops. Meaning the ones open now, probably wont be by Labor Day. The ones that open after Labor Day might not be at all.

You have a much higher degree of confidence than I do in the ability of some of our fellow Americans to do the right thing.

I really do hope you are right.

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makeitstop  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:13:05pm

re: #456 jaunte

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Note that he couldn’t get that right hand up high enough to actually wave…..

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:17:47pm

re: #319 wrenchwench

Sponges are banned from publicly regulated food service work.

Ummm… I was talking about soap vs disinfectant, and about wiping down walls and the exteriors of packages.

(Sponges can be cleaned of dangerous pathogens with a microwave if you care — food-born pathogens are very rare in sponges, and you are coated from head to foot in microorganisms.)

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ckkatz  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:18:19pm

Guess what I got today. About 40 minutes ago. Well, this answers my questions:

Mail-in ballot applications in Virginia tap into worries about fraud with faulty instructions
washingtonpost.com

“The Washington-based Center for Voter Information, a nonprofit geared toward increasing voter participation among underrepresented groups, mailed 2.25 million applications for absentee ballots to voters across the state, with a quarter of them containing a return envelope addressed to the wrong election office, the group said Thursday.

The computer error — which mixed up similarly named localities such as Fairfax County and the city of Fairfax — prompted a flurry of phone calls and emails to local election offices from voters convinced that they were the targets of a mail-in ballot fraud scheme.”

“Also, the return address on the outside envelope appears to be the site of a United Parcel Service store in the city of Richmond.”

And that’s also a yup.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:18:30pm

re: #571 makeitstop

Note that he couldn’t get that right hand up high enough to actually wave…..

he’s still swinging that lower right leg like it’s barely attached to his knee.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:20:07pm

re: #564 Backwoods_Sleuth

I know milestones are important. Prom. Graduation. Parties. Even raising a cow, horse or pig. But the problem with all this is that those could well be the last milestone some of these young people hit.

My kid was denied walking in the graduation ceremony with his class because he missed the math grade by one point. A standard they were doing away with that year. And no one got mad for him or got upset and raised hell with the school except for me. No one was fighting for his right to be with his class and have a graduation ceremony with his class. Instead, they made him go through summer school and he graduated with a class of kids from all the high schools in the county. I wasn’t happy, neither was he, but our milestones are different than most families are anyhow. I guess this is my long winded way of saying that kids will survive without these celebrations. Maybe I’m jaded and mean, but if your kid can’t handle not going to prom or having a big graduation celebration, then you have failed as a parent. Life is full of shit you can’t do or have to wait for. I know they’re kids, and I know I sound like I don’t care, but in the grand scheme of things, these milestones are not that important. What matters is what you do after all that, even if you are disappointed. Go ahead, throw produce at me now, lol.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:20:08pm

re: #573 ckkatz

Guess what I got today. About 40 minutes ago. Well, this answers my questions:

Mail-in ballot applications in Virginia tap into worries about fraud with faulty instructions
washingtonpost.com

And that’s also a yup.

Mail in ballots in VA?

President Trump says that the only right state that can allow mail in ballots is Florida, because Trump trusts the Trump-loving governor in that state.,
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Sir John Barron  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:20:54pm

re: #319 wrenchwench

Sponges are banned from publicly regulated food service work.

Huh, I didn’t know this.

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Jack Burton  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:23:36pm

re: #570 Backwoods_Sleuth

You have a much higher degree of confidence than I do in the ability of some of our fellow Americans to do the right thing.

I really do hope you are right.

It’s not confidence in Americans to do the right thing. It’s governors who learned their lesson the hard way a month ago. Even the “smarter” ones, and raging parents with pitchforks and torches as soon as some of their kids start dying. That will shake the Most Karenish Trump zombie back into reality really fast.

They can only keep schools open for so long before even the dumbest most feral Trumpanzee can see it can’t be continued. My estimate on that realization is 3 or 4 weeks. They will try their damnedest to avoid reality until there’s corpses of children on the news.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:24:49pm

re: #575 A Mom Anon

I know milestones are important. Prom. Graduation. Parties. Even raising a cow, horse or pig. But the problem with all this is that those could well be the last milestone some of these young people hit.

My kid was denied walking in the graduation ceremony with his class because he missed the math grade by one point. A standard they were doing away with that year. And no one got mad for him or got upset and raised hell with the school except for me. No one was fighting for his right to be with his class and have a graduation ceremony with his class. Instead, they made him go through summer school and he graduated with a class of kids from all the high schools in the county. I wasn’t happy, neither was he, but our milestones are different than most families are anyhow. I guess this is my long winded way of saying that kids will survive without these celebrations. Maybe I’m jaded and mean, but if your kid can’t handle not going to prom or having a big graduation celebration, then you have failed as a parent. Life is full of shit you can’t do or have to wait for. I know they’re kids, and I know I sound like I don’t care, but in the grand scheme of things, these milestones are not that important. What matters is what you do after all that, even if you are disappointed. Go ahead, throw produce at me now, lol.

THIS. There will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate the shit out of things once we are through this pandemic.

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ckkatz  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:25:54pm

re: #576 Sir John Barron

Up until recently, Va only permitted mail-in from a very specific and very short list of reasons. And dying horribly from the pandemic while exercising one’s franchise was not among them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:28:36pm

re: #578 Jack Burton

It’s not confidence in Americans to do the right thing. It’s governors who learned their lesson the hard way a month ago. Even the “smarter” ones, and raging parents with pitchforks and torches as soon as some of their kids start dying. That will shake the Most Karenish Trump zombie back into reality really fast.

They can only keep schools open for so long before even the dumbest most feral Trumpanzee can see it can’t be continued. My estimate on that realization is 3 or 4 weeks. They will try their damnedest to avoid reality until there’s corpses of children on the news.

well…there’s Kemp and DeSantis and Ricketts and a bunch of other governors who think trump is the second coming and they don’t care about the people in their states.

Kentucky is a mess right now, but at least we don’t have Bevin as governor anymore.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:39:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:40:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 2:59:26pm
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Semper Fi  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:00:18pm

re: #578 Jack Burton

It’s not confidence in Americans to do the right thing. It’s governors who learned their lesson the hard way a month ago. Even the “smarter” ones, and raging parents with pitchforks and torches as soon as some of their kids start dying. That will shake the Most Karenish Trump zombie back into reality really fast.

They can only keep schools open for so long before even the dumbest most feral Trumpanzee can see it can’t be continued. My estimate on that realization is 3 or 4 weeks. They will try their damnedest to avoid reality until there’s corpses of children on the news.

Trumpanzee (I like)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:04:01pm

re: #584 Backwoods_Sleuth

When I worked in tech support a couple of years ago, I realized that by and large most people don’t know how to use an address bar in a browser anymore because they just Google everything.

A customer once even told me I was “incompetent and outdated” because I insisted we couldn’t use Google for what he was trying to do (login to his router).

What can you say? Everyone thinks they’re an expert on the Internet.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:11:46pm

re: #575 A Mom Anon

I know milestones are important. Prom. Graduation. Parties. Even raising a cow, horse or pig. But the problem with all this is that those could well be the last milestone some of these young people hit.

My kid was denied walking in the graduation ceremony with his class because he missed the math grade by one point. A standard they were doing away with that year. And no one got mad for him or got upset and raised hell with the school except for me. No one was fighting for his right to be with his class and have a graduation ceremony with his class. Instead, they made him go through summer school and he graduated with a class of kids from all the high schools in the county. I wasn’t happy, neither was he, but our milestones are different than most families are anyhow. I guess this is my long winded way of saying that kids will survive without these celebrations. Maybe I’m jaded and mean, but if your kid can’t handle not going to prom or having a big graduation celebration, then you have failed as a parent. Life is full of shit you can’t do or have to wait for. I know they’re kids, and I know I sound like I don’t care, but in the grand scheme of things, these milestones are not that important. What matters is what you do after all that, even if you are disappointed. Go ahead, throw produce at me now, lol.

I skipped both my high school and college graduation ceremonies. And survived nicely, thank you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:13:52pm
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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:16:36pm

“If Libs are for it, I’m agin it!”

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:18:10pm
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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:18:54pm

In today’s out of left field, what the actual fuck, weird ass news…

Retired professional wrestler Marty Jannetty may have admitted that he killed a guy when he was a teenager. Jannetty has had issues over the years, drugs and alcohol, possibly some other issues (I don’t remember off the top of my head and he’s one of those guys that the real and kayfabe got blurred).

Jannetty wrote in the now-deleted post that he was nearly molested by an older man who was selling him weed when he was 13 years old. “That was the very first time I made a man disappear,” he wrote. “They never found him…they shoulda looked in the Chattachoochie [sic].”

Who knows if it’s true, but it gives me a chance to post one of my favorite wrestling moments of all time:

List This! - Legends of the Fall No. 2: HBK goes solo

Bobby Heenan with the great line “he tried to dive through the window to escape, what an act of cowardice!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:19:01pm
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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:20:28pm

re: #589 jaunte

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“If Libs are for it, I’m agin it!”

A lot of conservatives on twitter seem to be like “lol, this would have been interesting 6 years ago, we’re all at GOA now anyway”

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:21:38pm

re: #575 A Mom Anon

I hated high school graduation because my asshole 8th grade algebra teacher alleged I cheated on my SATs and Achievement Tests.

I was required to retake them with my every answer being monitored by 2 observers and I scored higher. Actually scored 770 (out of 800) on the American History Achievement Test which named me a National Merit Scholar.

But that was NOT mentioned at my graduation thanks to Asshole Teacher.

I skipped my college graduation and had them send my BA and MA degrees in the mail.

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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:22:03pm

re: #592 Backwoods_Sleuth

What’s the point of a fair if there are no guests?

Next you’re going to tell me there’s no random fried foods available!

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mmmirele  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:22:59pm

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar decides she’s had enough of Mercedes Schlapp’s lying about her husband:

And Jon Ralston, a news commenter from Nevada, has had quite enough of Mercedes Schlapp’s lying about mail ballots.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:25:56pm

re: #587 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I couldn’t go to mine. I was homeless and couldn’t afford the cap and gown. I also had to work that day. So I went and picked up my diploma before the school shut down for the summer. I was bummed, but my life was too freaking busy, and not with fun stuff, that I didn’t have a lot of time to celebrate much. I worked really hard and got more credits than I needed, even if I wasn’t sporting high grades all the time. And I lived through it and did fine. Never been to a reunion either. Class of 1978. I have no clue where anyone I went to school with is now. Even my besties. My life went in a way different direction than theirs, that can happen when your family throws you away like trash, no matter what standards you rise to meet.

I would like to hope that people would be seeing how blessed they are to have food, a roof, TV/Internet, utilities, while having some safety and security. The ones that have it seem to be well populated by assholes. I still can’t get over people here being PROUD of going from GA to FL and back more than a few times since the pandemic hit. It seems like not a lot of people are really appreciative of much of anything. Trashing parks and lakes, yelling at people over simple mistakes or having to wait for anything at all, being mean as fuck and threatening or even actually hurting people over masks and simple steps to keep the community well. At what point do people begin checking their shit and back the fuck up?

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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:26:40pm

re: #594 🌹UOJB!

Went to high school graduation, which was bittersweet - I enjoyed high school but was ready to move on. Skipped undergrad because I just had no desire to do it and didn’t really make many connections in undergrad. Did law school because I told my mom I would if I went to grad school (smaller school so it wasn’t too bad, we were supposed to have Rehnquist as our commencement speaker, but that’s when his health was failing).

I’ve honestly not really enjoyed any graduation I’d been to. But I get it for those who want the pomp and circumstance and the acknowledgement of their achievements. I don’t begrudge anyone being upset they missed out on that, it’s not their fault that the orange idiot fucked this pig.

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dangerman  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:27:19pm

re: #569 Eclectic Cyborg

Like I said yesterday, people need to think of this as a marathon, not a sprint. I know it sucks and we’re all ready for this to be over but we’ve got to stick with it.

to extend the metaphor
run your race and your strategy
dont let what anyone else is doing change your plans

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:27:28pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:28:41pm

re: #599 dangerman

to extend the metaphor
run your race and your strategy
dont let what anyone else is doing change your plans

This is it. I haven’t changed my day to day approach to things since early March.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:36:42pm

re: #596 mmmirele

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar decides she’s had enough of Mercedes Schlapp’s lying about her husband:

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Not to be an asshole, but they have these liars on the regular news channels knowing that they’re liars. What the fuck do they expect?

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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:37:20pm

re: #602 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not to be an asshole, but they have these liars on the regular news channels knowing that they’re liars. What the fuck do they expect?

Better ratings?

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:37:30pm

Heh!

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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:39:01pm

re: #604 plansbandc

When you talk about throwing someone, do their feet have to leave the floor, or can it be a heave-ho stumble type situation?

Asking… for a friend…

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:39:04pm

Back to school, kids.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:39:40pm

re: #605 KGxvi

When you talk about throwing someone, do their feet have to leave the floor, or can it be a heave-ho stumble type situation?

Asking… for a friend…

Cliff walking is my personal favorite.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:40:36pm

re: #602 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not to be an asshole, but they have these liars on the regular news channels knowing that they’re liars. What the fuck do they expect?

she held Mercedes’ feet to the fire and made Mercedes look the lying fool she is.

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:40:40pm

re: #607 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yes, this would be the easiest.

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makeitstop  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:41:31pm

Yeah, where did Beet Lady go? Not that I’m even a little interested in seeing her come back…

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:42:17pm

re: #610 makeitstop

AUGHHHHHHHHH!!

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:42:21pm

re: #610 makeitstop

Beet Lady?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:42:54pm

I don’t really care where Dana Loesch is right now. Or ever, for that matter.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:44:07pm

re: #608 Backwoods_Sleuth

she held Mercedes’ feet to the fire and made Mercedes look the lying fool she is.

I know. And then Schlap attacked her husband.

Kinda SOP for all of trumpville.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:44:12pm

LOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:45:40pm

re: #615 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:49:32pm

Other suggestions are Turkey, Somalia (my choice) and Brazil (where Glenn Greenwald would be forced to put him up as punishment for getting him elected in the first place.)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:49:48pm

re: #615 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

Sammy Davis jr. - Baretta’s theme

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:49:56pm

dana is busy apologizing for trump by making lame ancient references to Obama

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:52:09pm

Was mounting corals in the tank and now I have superglue on my face so how’s your day going?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:54:44pm

heh

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:57:14pm

re: #610 makeitstop

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Yeah, where did Beet Lady go? Not that I’m even a little interested in seeing her come back…

I’m surprised that the lens didn’t crack from her sneer!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:57:32pm
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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:58:22pm

re: #618 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Don’t do it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:58:46pm

“Thigh Land” sounds like the name of one of those D-level Gentlemans Clubs that you would find just on the other side of a county line.

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KingKenrod  Aug 6, 2020 • 3:58:51pm

re: #617 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Other suggestions are Turkey, Somalia (my choice) and Brazil (where Glenn Greenwald would be forced to put him up as punishment for getting him elected in the first place.)

The Assange suite with feces wallpaper in an Ecuadorian embassy somewhere. No internet.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:00:27pm

re: #624 plansbandc

Don’t do it.

But He Did It.

Howard Stern - Baretta Theme Parody

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:02:14pm

re: #625 Eclectic Cyborg

“Thigh Land” sounds like the name of one of those D-level Gentlemans Clubs that you would find just on the other side of a county line.

or just off the interstate in Tennessee…

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KGxvi  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:03:17pm

re: #616 Backwoods_Sleuth

Didn’t he plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor when he tried to “get” Mary Landreiu? I’m not sure federal law recognizes a distinction between felony and misdemeanor when determining if you are a felon.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:04:35pm

re: #629 KGxvi

Didn’t he plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor when he tried to “get” Mary Landreiu? I’m not sure federal law recognizes a distinction between felony and misdemeanor when determining if you are a felon.

Gee, I wonder why Trump didn’t pardon 0’Queef?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:09:15pm

re: #629 KGxvi

Didn’t he plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor when he tried to “get” Mary Landreiu? I’m not sure federal law recognizes a distinction between felony and misdemeanor when determining if you are a felon.

that one was reduced from a felony to a misdemeaner

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:11:30pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:13:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:17:28pm
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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:24:30pm

re: #634 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sinistershade  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:29:14pm

re: #586 Eclectic Cyborg

When I worked in tech support a couple of years ago, I realized that by and large most people don’t know how to use an address bar in a browser anymore because they just Google everything.

A customer once even told me I was “incompetent and outdated” because I insisted we couldn’t use Google for what he was trying to do (login to his router).

What can you say? Everyone thinks they’re an expert on the Internet.

A willingness to admit what you don’t know can make all the difference.

My father knew nothing, but thought he did. He was a nightmare to support.

My mother admits she doesn’t know anything. Supporting her is a breeze.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:34:26pm

the other day there was discussion about what movies we’ve seen more than five times, or something like that.

We’re watching Independence Day right now and we’ve seen it so many times we have ALL the dialogue memorized.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:38:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:41:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:44:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:45:33pm
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Sherlock Hound  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:46:00pm

re: #628 Backwoods_Sleuth

or just off the interstate in Tennessee…

A printed sign taped to a door in a building in an anonymous industrial park. The club is not legal. There was a gay nightclub in Boston just like this, “The Safari Club”. Cabbies were confused when their fares would go to this nondescript industrial area at 1 AM. The club was closed shortly thereafter.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 4:55:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:01:34pm
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makeitstop  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:08:48pm

re: #612 jaunte

Beet Lady?

She used to sell some kind of quack beet supplement on her NRA TV show.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:20:03pm

Why are Republicans so evil?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:22:23pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:22:34pm

re: #647 The Pie Overlord!

Senator Johnson should go meet with a few of the 1.2 million that filed for unemployment this week.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:24:35pm

this thread…yowser!

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plansbandc  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:24:36pm

re: #645 The Pie Overlord!

I would eat that entire pie.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:28:51pm

re: #620 goddamnedfrank

Was mounting corals in the tank and now I have superglue on my face so how’s your day going?

Don’t want to get all pissy about bestiality or anything, but I think people should stick to their own phylum.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:30:31pm

re: #647 The Pie Overlord!

Why are Republicans so evil?

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Because evil people get to pick a party, too.

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EPR-radar  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:36:22pm

re: #653 Decatur Deb

Because evil people get to pick a party, too.

More pointedly, to succeed with large-scale evil in a democracy requires a party centered on being evil.

Republicans are now just such a party, second perhaps only to the Nazis in terms of loving evil for its own sake.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:36:55pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:37:52pm

re: #654 EPR-radar

More pointedly, to succeed with large-scale evil in a democracy requires a party centered on being evil.

Republicans are now just such a party, second perhaps only to the Nazis in terms of loving evil for its own sake.

They don’t even know they’re The Baddies.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:40:16pm

Note to Ron Johnson, et al:

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:41:10pm

Charles, could we have a new thread please? It’s taken me about 20 minutes to get to the point where I can post this because the page keeps crashing.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:42:13pm

Also see Q.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:43:44pm

re: #657 jaunte

Note to Ron Johnson, et al:

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Let’s not forget that Ron Johnson is owned by the Russians and, like Trump, anything he says is likely directed by his master in Moscow. Of course, that may just mean that Putin has ordered him to regurgitate Trump policies.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:48:21pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:49:55pm
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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:52:43pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:54:15pm

re: #662 Dread Pirate Ron

“Thighland” is how ignorant English speakers will often pronounce Thailand the first time. Anyone of normal intelligence will quickly correct this error when noticed.

Since D’Souza and everyone he deals with are all idiots, and willfully so, his point of view is thus perfectly explained.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:55:39pm

D’Souza is so far up Trump’s nethers he’s reached Thighland.

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unproven innocence  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:56:46pm

“The Governor of Beruit Estimates Up To 300,000 People Have Lost Their Homes” —subtext at 6m22sec:

Will the Beirut explosion lead to political change in Lebanon? | Inside Story

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teleskiguy  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:57:29pm
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lawhawk  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:58:37pm

re: #665 jaunte

D’Souza is so far up Trump’s nethers he’s reached Thighland.

He found Yo Semite.

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EPR-radar  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:58:54pm

re: #665 jaunte

D’Souza is so far up Trump’s nethers he’s reached Thighland.

Thighland is the obstacle D’Souza had to clear to get up Trump’s ass. Acres and acres of thighland. Revolting.

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jaunte  Aug 6, 2020 • 5:59:28pm

REVEALED!

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teleskiguy  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:00:53pm

re: #668 lawhawk

He found Yo Semite.

Instagram

My cousin, everyone. #KippahTheFaith

#Repost @drazowsky
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teleskiguy  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:32:15pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:40:04pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:40:24pm

Please CL this comment.

Please CL this comment.

Please CL this comment.

FT and FP

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:43:42pm

I like this take:

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:49:06pm

re: #625 Eclectic Cyborg

“Thigh Land” sounds like the name of one of those D-level Gentlemans Clubs that you would find just on the other side of a county line.

To be fair, if that place were in San Francisco in the 90s i probably would have been a semi-regular

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:50:45pm

Has anyone seen Charles today? Should we be worried?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:52:07pm

Swell.

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Broad With Sass  Aug 6, 2020 • 6:52:50pm

re: #677 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He tweeted 20 minutes ago..so he is alive if tweeting counts as a wellness check

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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:13:30pm
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Belafon  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:15:48pm
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William Lewis  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:19:24pm

re: #680 Belafon

I don’t tend to be one of those who thinks that the Director is the be all end all in cinema, but this is a good thing. Now she “just” needs to be given a decent script and given enough rope. The latter is really the rare part these days.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:22:45pm

re: #681 Belafon

Yeah, he didn’t want to meet trump. 😂

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:24:45pm

re: #681 Belafon

[Embedded content]

He won’t admit that he didn’t want to meet Trump because he knows Trump will lose Ohio!

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retired cynic  Aug 6, 2020 • 7:28:41pm

I Got It!
Juanita Jean’s has come up with the proper name for a male Karen. Tucker!

The advantage being that there are very few people named Tucker so innocent people don’t get hurt. The upside is that everybody knows the one Tucker and he’s Karen in a bow tie and an expensive haircut.


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