“A Piece of Genius” - Víkingur Ólafsson: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

Aug. 12, 2020 | Tom Huizenga — “I hope everybody stays safe and is good to each other,” Víkingur Ólafsson says at the end of this beautiful four-song set.

Before he packed his final bags to return to his native Iceland, the pianist gave one last performance from his home in Berlin. His career has moved from strength to strength, releasing three terrific albums in a row (Philip Glass, J.S. Bach, Debussy-Rameau). And now that he has a young son, he wants to spend as much time with the family as possible these days.

After grounding us in the resilient music of Bach, Ólafsson offers a crash course in the fascinating music of Jean-Philippe Rameau and Claude Debussy, two French composers who lived nearly 200 years apart. Ólafsson connects the dots between the two seemingly strange bedfellows, illustrating his points with demonstrations on his Steinway.

Ólafsson has penchant for making transcriptions, taking pieces written for other instruments and making them his own. He closes with “The Arts and the Hours,” his mesmerizing arrangement of a scene from Rameau’s final opera, which he plays as a farewell to his Berlin apartment.

SET LIST
J.S. Bach (arr. Stradal): “Andante” (from Organ Sonata No. 4)
Rameau: “Le rappel des oiseaux”
Debussy: “The Snow is Dancing” (from Children’s Corner)
Rameau (arr. Ólafsson): “The Arts and the Hours” (from Les Boréades)

MUSICIANS
Víkingur Ólafsson: piano

CREDITS
Video by: Anusch Alimirzaie; Audio by: Anusch Alimirzaie; Producer: Tom Huizenga; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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1
I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:34:00pm

Go Biden/Harris!

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:34:05pm

Foxtrot Tango
(but I won’t repost a second time :D )

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:34:20pm
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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:36:20pm

Oh.

My.

I just hit play.

Back in 25 ish minutes…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:39:28pm

re: #3 Patricia Kayden

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Been saying this from the start but it’s always been revealing who he says nasty shit about and who he says nice things about.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:41:25pm

This is Sofa King Lame. Did Don Jr. make it, or Ivanka’s kid?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:42:33pm

re: #5 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Been saying this from the start but it’s always been revealing who he says nasty shit about and who he says nice things about.

I’m waiting for “low IQ”. That’s one of his “go-to” insults for POCs.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:45:08pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m waiting for “low IQ”. That’s one of his “go-to” insults for POCs.

Yeah he’s going to question her intelligence. Guaranteed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:46:02pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:46:04pm

Well I priced out a Lenovo vs a Dell for all the options I want. Guess who won!

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teleskiguy  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:48:08pm

re: #10 The Pie Overlord!

Acer?

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:49:03pm

re: #10 The Pie Overlord!

Well I priced out a Lenovo vs a Dell for all the options I want. Guess who won!

I’ll vote dell because I still like them best of all the usual suspects. Lenovo is hardly bad but I just like knowing how to deal with Dell if I have to.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:49:06pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

A former prosecutor, state attorney general; currently a US senator, and vice-presidential candidate. Low IQ? Mmmmmkay.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:50:13pm

re: #8 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I hope Harris calls Trump a “dumb motherfucker” live on TV. It’ll guarantee a Biden landslide.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:52:08pm

Dell Inspiron beats Lenovo Thinkpad P53 by $1000 for the same options.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:53:42pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:54:12pm

In this detail-oriented group, please tell me I’m not the only one who noticed that they changed the font in Biden’s campaign logo when they added Harris to it?

I like the new one better than the old one, which never really did anything for me.

(But they could do the wordmark in a combination of Papyrus and Comic Sans with horrible kerning and I’d still crawl over broken glass to GOTFV, so….)

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Nojay UK  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:54:50pm

re: #9 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That means the test detected coronavirus RNA, presumably from a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, on the chicken wing. It DOESN’T mean active and viable coronavirus survived the freezing process, the trip from Brazil etc. What it probably means is that at least one of the poorly-paid workers in the chicken processing plant in Brazil was infected with COVID-19 and contaminated the chicken by sneezing or coughing on it which should not be a surprise to anyone by now.

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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:58:31pm

re: #17 i(m)p(each)sos

“…Biden’s original logo used the typeface Brother 1816; for the Biden-Harris logo, it adopted Decimal. Decimal, along with another typeface, Mercury, were developed for the campaign by type foundry Hoefler & Co.”
fastcompany.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 6:58:55pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

I remain convinced that the Republicans somehow theorized that the coronavirus pandemic would affect Democratic demographics disproportionately, and are pushing the partisan politics lines with the intent of swinging the November vote (and a lasting generation of elections) in their favor.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:01:29pm

re: #20 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I remain convinced that the Republicans somehow theorized that the coronavirus pandemic would affect Democratic demographics disproportionately, and are pushing the partisan politics lines with the intent of swinging the November vote (and a lasting generation of elections) in their favor.

I’m hoping their response kills them with seniors for a long time.

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Belafon  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:02:13pm

re: #9 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Something similar might be how it got back into New Zealand.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:03:26pm

re: #21 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m hoping their response kills them with seniors for a long time.

It’ll kill the Republican Party amongst most demographics for a long time. The only people who approve of Republican antics are already Republicans, the white male middle or upper class who comprise the group we refer to as “maskholes”.

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dangerman  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:04:32pm

re: #5 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Been saying this from the start but it’s always been revealing who he says nasty shit about and who he says nice things about.

he is predictably transparent

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Belafon  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:04:39pm

re: #23 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Hey, I’m as Maskhole for a totally different reason. :)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:05:07pm

re: #24 dangerman

he is predictably transparent

He really is.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:05:17pm
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Belafon  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:06:27pm
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danarchy  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:06:44pm

re: #15 The Pie Overlord!

Dell Inspiron beats Lenovo Thinkpad P53 by $1000 for the same options.

Inspiron is Dell’s home line and Thinkpad is Lenovo’s business line. They always charge more for business machines.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:07:52pm

re: #27 Patricia Kayden

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What happened to the rendering unto Caesar crap?

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Belafon  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:08:23pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:08:31pm

re: #30 I Would Prefer Not To

What happened to the rendering unto Caesar crap?

The video editors were charging them more than they were willing to pay.
/

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:09:32pm

re: #29 danarchy

Inspiron is Dell’s home line and Thinkpad is Lenovo’s business line. They always charge more for business machines.

Even though all too often the home machines are better because “GAMES”. I bought my son a Dell about two years ago (before his serious machine last Christmas) because it could play Warframe decently but the equal priced Lenovo could not.

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Belafon  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:09:50pm

re: #30 I Would Prefer Not To

What happened to the rendering unto Caesar crap?

The people around me: “Why can people protest in large groups but we can’t go to church? “

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:10:07pm

I unfollowed these fuckers.

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:10:12pm

re: #30 I Would Prefer Not To

What happened to the rendering unto Caesar crap?

The word you are looking for is “blasphemy”.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:11:01pm

re: #34 Belafon

The people around me: “Why can people protest in large groups but we can’t go to church? “

A post like this is one of the motivating factors in me separating from my family. My mom put this up on Facebook and I almost had an actual meltdown.

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:11:05pm

re: #34 Belafon

The people around me: “Why can people protest in large groups but we can’t go to church? “

That’s far easier. The protesters are smart enough to mask up. You dipshits aren’t.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:11:10pm

re: #13 Ace Rothstein

A former prosecutor, state attorney general; currently a US senator, and vice-presidential candidate. Low IQ? Mmmmmkay.

Especially when you contrast her I.Q. with Trump’s.

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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:11:24pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:11:33pm

re: #38 William Lewis

That’s far easier. The protesters are smart enough to mask up. You dipshits aren’t.

And, the virus doesn’t spread as well outdoors, for some reason.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:12:28pm

re: #35 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:12:46pm

re: #29 danarchy

Inspiron is Dell’s home line and Thinkpad is Lenovo’s business line. They always charge more for business machines.

Latitude is Dell’s business line but it didn’t come with the options I wanted.

My old Thinkpad (which I am using right now) still works great! I’m gonna keep it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:13:48pm

re: #22 Belafon

Something similar might be how it got back into New Zealand.

Someone said that but didn’t provide a link. I’m not sure if this could even be communicable. But it sure is weird.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:13:49pm

re: #38 William Lewis

And on that topic, while my church is nominally in compliance with the governor’s mandatory mask order, they’re not strictly enforcing it (among attendees; staff and volunteers are definitely required, to maintain appearances), and attendance is suffering because the Republican contingent among us is apparently not happy with having to attend church in a face mask. Honestly, I’m really not bothered about it. If compliance with government regulations bothers them that much, I don’t want them to show up. All y’all can fuck off, for all I care. The people who are showing up are mostly the people I care about anyway, which makes me feel a bit better about my personal judgment.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:14:12pm

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:15:38pm

re: #39 Patricia Kayden

Especially when you contrast her I.Q. with Trump’s.

Trump thinks the cognitive test he took proves he has a high IQ.

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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:17:32pm

re: #46 Patricia Kayden

Two flanking black cats: automatically the entrance to the Underworld.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:19:17pm

re: #48 jaunte

Two flanking black cats: automatically the entrance to the Underworld.

SIDE QUEST!!!

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:19:21pm

re: #45 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And on that topic, while my church is nominally in compliance with the governor’s mandatory mask order, they’re not strictly enforcing it (among attendees; staff and volunteers are definitely required, to maintain appearances), and attendance is suffering because the Republican contingent among us is apparently not happy with having to attend church in a face mask. Honestly, I’m really not bothered about it. If compliance with government regulations bothers them that much, I don’t want them to show up. All y’all can fuck off, for all I care. The people who are showing up are mostly the people I care about anyway, which makes me feel a bit better about my personal judgment.

Understood. I still am not going - I am endangered enough by the shitheads coming to the hotel. I use the prayer book and do daily offices for my worship needs. If I find myself needing more, we have options. Beyond that, the Lord accepts what we can do if we can not do exactly what is commanded, the same as those who in the camps could not keep kosher. If you do what you can, that is good enough for the one who keeps us all in the light.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:22:47pm

re: #50 William Lewis

Understood. I still am not going - I am endangered enough by the shitheads coming to the hotel. I use the prayer book and do daily offices for my worship needs. If I find myself needing more, we have options. Beyond that, the Lord accepts what we can do if we can not do exactly what is commanded, the same as those who in the camps could not keep kosher. If you do what you can, that is good enough for the one who keeps us all in the light.

I volunteer because I’m one of the few who is both willing and capable - I’m not in the at-risk group, as opposed to our sound guy last week who is older and really shouldn’t have been there. I’m also the senior tech and my being gone puts a severe strain on our very limited tech staff, so I try to minimize my absences when I can. All in all, I feel safe enough with the way things are to keep volunteering, though I am emphatically NOT planning on helping them out with their concentrated gatherings in the outdoor arena, another of which will be occurring at the end of the month.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:23:06pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:23:31pm

re: #6 The Pie Overlord!

This is Sofa King Lame. Did Don Jr. make it, or Ivanka’s kid?

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teleskiguy  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:33:59pm
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JC1  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:35:38pm

re: #15 The Pie Overlord!

Dell Inspiron beats Lenovo Thinkpad P53 by $1000 for the same options.

Thinkpad is their business line, Inspiron is their consumer line. Bit of apples and oranges, but can’t argue with a thousand bucks since all the important components are identical.

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stpaulbear  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:35:47pm

re: #43 The Pie Overlord!

Latitude is Dell’s business line but it didn’t come with the options I wanted.

My old Thinkpad (which I am using right now) still works great! I’m gonna keep it.

Have you checked Best Buy for the Dell that you want? I was going to buy my last computer directly from Dell but I found the same computer with double the memory for the same price at BB. I had a problem with it within the first week and they let me exchange it for a new one no hassle. I know that Geek Squad can be a PITA to deal with if you have a problem after some time has passed.

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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:41:31pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Once again they fail to read the lyrics:

Workin’ so hard like a soldier
Can’t afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart I’m a warrior
Can’t get food for them kid, good God

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JC1  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:42:07pm

RAM and SSDs are easy to upgrade in most laptops. You’re usually better off buying the lowest configuration and then upgrading with aftermarket parts. The Ryzen 4000 series of CPUs is much better than Intel’s best currently, especially if you don’t get a configuration with discreet graphics. Too bad that no one seems to be offering a Ryzen laptop with an OLED screen. It’s hard to go back to IPS after using OLED for the past few years.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:42:54pm

re: #57 jaunte

Once again they fail to read the lyrics:

Workin’ so hard like a soldier
Can’t afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart I’m a warrior
Can’t get food for them kid, good God

Old Fart Bush kept playing “Don’t Worry Be Happy” at his 1988 rallies after he was served multiple orders to stop.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:43:26pm

Anyone have a suggestion for making a bottom round beef? I could use some ideas other than a roast.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:45:47pm

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Anyone have a suggestion for making a bottom round beef? I could use some ideas other than a roast.

Mom called it rump roast.

Besides a roast, Mom would turn rump roast into corned beef and slice it real thin

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:46:02pm

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Anyone have a suggestion for making a bottom round beef? I could use some ideas other than a roast.

Italian beef? If you said “other than a roast”, that suggests uses similar to a roast, so the recipe is as follows: One slow cooker, one jar of pepperoncini, one cut of beef. Add meat, peppers with liquid, cook until tender, draining periodically to prevent overflow. Shred and serve on hoagie buns with mustard.

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:48:15pm

re: #57 jaunte

Once again they fail to read the lyrics:

Workin’ so hard like a soldier
Can’t afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart I’m a warrior
Can’t get food for them kid, good God

Holy Christ, I never looked at those lyrics. Thank you. Like listening for real to “Lose Yourself” for the first time. Pain and fear, way beyond what others help us with…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:53:00pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:54:40pm

re: #62 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Italian beef? If you said “other than a roast”, that suggests uses similar to a roast, so the recipe is as follows: One slow cooker, one jar of pepperoncini, one cut of beef. Add meat, peppers with liquid, cook until tender, draining periodically to prevent overflow. Shred and serve on hoagie buns with mustard.

That sounds really good… But I can’t find pepperoncinis anywhere. I’ve been trying for weeks. There are almost no pickles lately either.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:55:11pm

re: #65 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That sounds really good… But I can’t find pepperoncinis anywhere. I’ve been trying for weeks. There are almost no pickles lately either.

Wow, seriously? That is not at all what I would’ve expected. Screw this pandemic in particular.

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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:56:27pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:56:49pm
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Teukka  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:57:17pm

re: #46 Patricia Kayden

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INB4 “Abandon all hope Ye who enter here”?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:58:13pm

re: #66 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wow, seriously? That is not at all what I would’ve expected. Screw this pandemic in particular.

Last time I went to the big store, they usually have about 5 feet, 5 shelves high for that stuff and it was almost empty. I’d say there were maybe 30 bottles in total. It was just bare shelves.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:58:46pm

re: #67 jaunte

Is he going to be able to order all the Boards of Election to be officially relocated to a hidden location for the period the drop boxes would be in use next?
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mmmirele  Aug 12, 2020 • 7:59:36pm

re: #27 Patricia Kayden

Grace Community Church, led by cult leader John MacArthur, has long been on my radar. Last year MacArthur distinguished himself by mocking women from the pulpit, telling us to “go home” and generally being an elderly asshat (on top of his Lordship Salvation teachings).

I had planned (and got the time off) to run over to Simi Valley the first week of March and protest this guy and his “Shepherds Conference” which is a three day extravaganza of preaching, and really, pastors should not bring their wives. Nope, this is for the guys. They tell women not to come, this is for the men who are doing the preaching. Women don’t preach. I was going to talk about how none of these guys would have known about the Resurrection were it not for the testimony of Mary Magdalene. (Yes, I know this is a matter of faith aka “inside baseball” but it it’s worth pointing out to these bible worshipers that it’s right there in the Bible and surely Jesus could have arranged it that some manly men had been on hand for his first appearance—AND WEREN’T.) But I ended up not going because of continued knee trouble AND the first rumblings of COVID-19. And, as it turned out, an elderly pastor from Washington state had attended Shepherds Conference and then was one of the first people in the USA to die of COVID-19. So I think I dodged a bullet there.

I am not surprised that MacArthur thinks he’s God above all; he basically runs his church, ministry (“Grace to You”) and university (Master’s) as if he is. Currently his university is Accredited but on Probation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC, one of the regional accreditors and the gold standard of accreditation in the USA). wscuc.org Not much has been heard since over a year ago when WASC said Master’s was still not meeting some of its requirements (most particularly that the school’s governing board is too insular and a worry by faculty/staff that Master’s will backslide on certain issues once WASC goes away). hometownstation.com But it’s still hanging over MacArthur’s head. If Master’s were to lose its accreditation, it might lose the ability to be able to get student loans for its students, which is the only way it is keeping itself going.

Anyway, someday COVID-19 won’t be the problem it is now and it will be safe to take a six hour car ride to Simi Valley to give John MacArthur agita straight from the pages of the Bible. I’m looking forward to it.

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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:00:42pm

re: #71 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

They’ll do anything to reduce the number of voters rather than promoting more popular policies.

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:00:54pm

re: #68 gocart mozart

I wonder what Randy would make of today? I have no idea. He could be a Magat for all I know but I’d like to hope he’d be playing his guitar as a blue lightsaber instead.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:04:51pm

Just a reminder that John Eastman ran for California Attorney General and got his ass whupped by Kamala Harris!

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sagehen  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:15:27pm

re: #22 Belafon

Something similar might be how it got back into New Zealand.

My guess about New Zealand… was a drug smuggling boat.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:16:15pm
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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:17:30pm

re: #77 DodgerFan1988

Not just a mentally ill man, a dead man, too.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:22:04pm

Republicans will stop at nothing to make assholes of themselves.

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EPR-radar  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:22:06pm

re: #77 DodgerFan1988

There are so few black Republicans that a little thing like their death can’t be allowed to stop the incessant and racist GOP attempts to make inroads in the black vote with their black Quislings.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:23:03pm

You think they would get another black Republican like Jimmie JJ Walker to take Cain’s place…

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Charles Johnson  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:23:36pm
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jaunte  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:24:23pm

Those two black cats have opened a portal.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:29:54pm

Oh Feezus Jucking Key-Rye-St…

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sagehen  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:33:57pm

re: #50 William Lewis

Understood. I still am not going - I am endangered enough by the shitheads coming to the hotel. I use the prayer book and do daily offices for my worship needs. If I find myself needing more, we have options. Beyond that, the Lord accepts what we can do if we can not do exactly what is commanded, the same as those who in the camps could not keep kosher. If you do what you can, that is good enough for the one who keeps us all in the light.

It’s called Pikuach nefesh (Hebrew: פיקוח נפש‎, IPA: [piˈkuaχ ˈnefeʃ], “saving a life”)
is the principle in Jewish law that the preservation of human life overrides virtually any other religious rule.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:39:35pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

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Yeesh

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William Lewis  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:40:45pm

re: #85 sagehen

It’s called Pikuach nefesh (Hebrew: פיקוח נפש‎, IPA: [piˈkuaχ ˈnefeʃ], “saving a life”)
is the principle in Jewish law that the preservation of human life overrides virtually any other religious rule.

Thank you. That is a lesson I need to remember.

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NetworkKed  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:44:33pm

re: #85 sagehen

It’s called Pikuach nefesh (Hebrew: פיקוח נפש‎, IPA: [piˈkuaχ ˈnefeʃ], “saving a life”)

I had to blink a few times to not parse the first word as “Pikachu”.

edit - no disrespect intended - it’s just been a very long day involving a broken server, a dead server, and seven cups of coffee

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:48:18pm

re: #88 NetworkKed

It’s just been a very long day involving a broken server, a dead server, and seven cups of coffee

Good god man, what in the hell happened at that restaurant????

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sagehen  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:49:06pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

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He’s pining for the fjords.

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Belafon  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:50:14pm

re: #89 Eclectic Cyborg

Good god man, what in the hell happened at that restaurant????

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It involved a gun behind the toilet.

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retired cynic  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:50:25pm

re: #88 NetworkKed

I had to blink a few times to not parse the first word as “Pikachu”.

edit - no disrespect intended - it’s just been a very long day involving a broken server, a dead server, and seven cups of coffee

Holy Cow!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:54:07pm

This.

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retired cynic  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:54:09pm

re: #92 retired cynic

And now I see it was NOT a restaurant, and I am an idiot.

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KGxvi  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:55:03pm

re: #75 🌹UOJB!

Just a reminder that John Eastman ran for California Attorney General and got his ass whupped by Kamala Harris!

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He didn’t face Harris. He lost the Republican primary (the last cycle we had partisan primaries).

As I mentioned, he was my con law professor. He had some very pre-modern ideas about citizenship that are obviously very, very wrong. He is also someone who promotes a Lockner view of the law, which again, very pre-modern

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KGxvi  Aug 12, 2020 • 8:56:42pm

re: #84 🌹UOJB!

Well, let’s see:

Early priority that we eventually forgot about to focus on other things (in this analogy is opening bars the COVID version of invading Iraq, maybe); completely fucked up and left to the next administration to get right…

Yeah, actually the analogy checks out

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:00:25pm

re: #94 retired cynic

And now I see it was NOT a restaurant, and I am an idiot.

Please don’t apologize, that was awesome!

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BigPapa  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:06:53pm

re: #68 gocart mozart

‘I love kids jumpin on my lap’

Helluva dog whistle to the Q-cumber nutters

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:07:18pm

re: #95 KGxvi

He didn’t face Harris. He lost the Republican primary (the last cycle we had partisan primaries).

As I mentioned, he was my con law professor. He had some very pre-modern ideas about citizenship that are obviously very, very wrong. He is also someone who promotes a Lockner view of the law, which again, very pre-modern

His views about citizenship honestly offend me. One thing I’ve always been proud of our country for is how children of immigrants like Harris, Obama, & yes even shitstains like Cruz, Rubio, & Jindal can and do become Americans.

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KGxvi  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:08:43pm

re: #99 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

His views about citizenship honestly offend me. One thing I’ve always been proud of our country for is how children of immigrants like Harris, Obama, & yes even shitstains like Cruz, Rubio, & Jindal can and do become Americans.

Yeah, I remember even in law school, talking with classmates about how weird his position was

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:15:48pm

re: #100 KGxvi

Yeah, I remember even in law school, talking with classmates about how weird his position was

Incredibly so. The 1898 precedent is now older than the country was at the time Scotus made it. As I said, I’m proud of it. Three of my grandparents were children of immigrants and another had immigrant grandparents.

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BigPapa  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:21:03pm

Hard Times doing it’s best Onion. Quality satire.
Mike Pence Welcomes Substantive Debate with Kamala Harris’ Husband

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KGxvi  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:21:46pm

re: #101 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Incredibly so. The 1898 precedent is now older than the country was at the time Scotus made it. As I said, I’m proud of it. Three of my grandparents were children of immigrants and another had immigrant grandparents.

I like Eastman on a personal level and despite his outrageous views was a very good con law professor (but I also had an affinity for the subject and would go back and forth with him in class quite a bit, usually to the amazement of my classmates). But his politics can probably be best described as reactionary. He is/was on the board of the National Organization for Marriage. He’s not big on the separation of church and state, either.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:27:41pm

re: #103 KGxvi

I like Eastman on a personal level and despite his outrageous views was a very good con law professor (but I also had an affinity for the subject and would go back and forth with him in class quite a bit, usually to the amazement of my classmates). But his politics can probably be best described as reactionary. He is/was on the board of the National Organization for Marriage. He’s not big on the separation of church and state, either.

Yeah I understand. Guy just seems off his rocker. One of my favorite professors ever, my international relations professor was a huge FP hawk but she made me think critically. Wonder what she’d make of Trump’s Putin love.

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Targetpractice  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:50:39pm

I leave the internet for a few hours, come back to find out that we got the Cain staffers trying to remake Weekend at Bernie’s.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 12, 2020 • 9:55:16pm
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austin_blue  Aug 12, 2020 • 10:12:29pm

Welp, straight up midnight, and today had its goods, and its bads.

Good was the Biden show. Just fucking excellent. Biden as Good Ol’ Uncle Joe, Kamala as the fucking velvet hammer.

tRump doesn’t know whether to shit or go blind, and Pence is being measured for Depends knowing he’s going to have to face that ferociously intelligent woman, Alone, On Stage, Without Mother.

On the downside we hit 106 today, with an RH of almost 30%. We keep the AC off as long as we can stand it. It’s still catching up.

Fucking brutal. Saps you like a cut artery. So I am just dead beat.

Night all. Yack at you tomorrow.

Sweet scaly dreams.

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teleskiguy  Aug 12, 2020 • 10:13:35pm
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mmmirele  Aug 12, 2020 • 10:18:41pm

re: #104 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I understand. Guy just seems off his rocker. One of my favorite professors ever, my international relations professor was a huge FP hawk but she made me think critically. Wonder what she’d make of Trump’s Putin love.

My undergrad Con Law prof was ancient by the time I had him back in 1983 and he had clerked for Felix Frankfurter not long after the latter joined the court around World War II. He was also very conservative, insisted on people sitting in alphabetical order and his exams. Unlike law school profs, where prolixity in exam writing was seen as a virtue, he wanted concise answers. We are talking “one page for each question in a blue book (right hand side only), skip every other line” concise.

Two things about him…we spent a lot of time on Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). A LOT OF TIME. He furiously disagreed with the reasoning in that case and took a lot of time explaining why he was opposed to the reasoning. Basically, Griswold opened up a “right to privacy” that, to be honest, has to be inferred from the edges (or penumbra) of the Bill of Rights and this guy *hated* that reasoning. So he spent a LOT of time on Griswold, then said he wasn’t going to talk about Roe because he had said everything he wanted to say with Griswold and then wanted to move on to something else.

He had one hundred students in his class mulishly staring at him with a whole “what the fuck do you mean, ‘we aren’t going to talk about Griswold’?” look. Seriously, the class was *rebellious*, never saw the class before or after just insist as a group on discussing a case. He gave in, we discussed the case. What I realized in that moment was that Roe was the case of our generation.

(Now, almost four decades later, I would tend to agree that the privacy aspect of Griswold is problematic, but I suspect this professor would also come stark staring unglued at my current thought, which is that Congress and the states cannot make laws about birth control and abortion because it enshrines religious beliefs about when life begins and the control of female bodies into law. Yeah, that’s just as radical as “penumbra” but IMO it has more of a precedent. Again, Just My Personal Opinion.)

The other thing was this guy graded on an awful curve, just like in law school. Maybe 1 or 2 As, a handful of Bs, the vast majority Cs, and the rest Ds and Fs. One of my friends had taken him a prior semester, and while he was taking the class, he was driving home from school and saw this prof and his car (flat tire, if memory serves) on the northbound side of the upper deck of the I-35 in Austin, one of the worst places in town to have this kind of a problem. My friend was a nice guy, pulled over, helped the prof change his tire and mentioned in passing he was in the prof’s Con Law class. The prof wanted his name, so my friend gave it to him. My friend didn’t think anything of it and in fact forgot what had happened until he got his grades, and he’d gotten one of the coveted As for the class. (I got a B and was perfectly happy, I was just trying to get graduated, having been on the six-year plan.)

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KGxvi  Aug 12, 2020 • 10:29:31pm

re: #109 mmmirele

The penumbra language was always stupid. The better answer is “the ninth amendment makes clear there are other protected constitutional rights, based on the tradition of common law, we the courts are best situated to determine the what those rights are”. But that’s always been a tough sell for the courts.

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mmmirele  Aug 12, 2020 • 10:34:49pm

re: #110 KGxvi

The penumbra language was always stupid. The better answer is “the ninth amendment makes clear there are other protected constitutional rights, based on the tradition of common law, we the courts are best situated to determine the what those rights are”. But that’s always been a tough sell for the courts.

Which is why I think taking the bull by the horns and just pointing out that the antipathy towards birth control and abortion is based only in some religious beliefs is the way to go. Yeah, it’s a different type of tough sell (anyone for a 21st century version of the religious wars that wrecked Europe between the Reformation and the American Revolution?) but I’m of the opinion that just getting this out there and being very clear about how enshrining some people’s religious beliefs into law is not a good thing might be worth it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 12, 2020 • 10:36:58pm

re: #108 teleskiguy

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teleskiguy  Aug 12, 2020 • 10:48:17pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 12, 2020 • 11:37:20pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 12:27:07am

re: #37 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

A post like this is one of the motivating factors in me separating from my family. My mom put this up on Facebook and I almost had an actual meltdown.

Like my SiL with her “If you can stand in line at Costco, you can stand in line to vote!”

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 13, 2020 • 12:40:01am
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Targetpractice  Aug 13, 2020 • 12:44:30am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Like my SiL with her “If you can stand in line at Costco, you can stand in line to vote!”

Has she stood in line for an hour or longer to pay for her groceries at Costco?

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joe90  Aug 13, 2020 • 12:53:23am

IMDB ‘reviews’ of our renewed Ardern / Bloomfield daily briefings.

Season Two
ngatiara11 August 2020
Well NZ’s favourite show is back for season 2, which I wasn’t expecting since the season 1 finale seemed to have wrapped up all the storylines.

The first episode was incredibly gripping, although I must admit I didn’t realise it was on until maybe 15 minutes after it started, but I caught up pretty quickly. So glad to see Super Star Dr. Ashley Bloomfield back, he’s really the main reason for watching after all.

Im looking forward to seeing how season 2 holds up against the fantastic first season and see how this storyline progresses.

imdb.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 1:04:16am

As Czech government measures to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic come to an end (and some programs have already wrapped up entirely), the economic fallout is starting to be felt and if there’s a second wave come this autumn, yeesh, things could start getting ugly here.

“In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in clients who already had problems prior to the coronavirus crisis but, thanks to the government measures, didn’t have to deal with them until now.

“The debtors have found themselves in this sort of protective pillow, didn’t have to worry about the enforcement of debts or distraint orders. But as these measures gradually draw to a close, the pressure on debtors whose instalments have been delayed is increasing.”

While in the first month of the coronavirus crisis people were mostly inquiring about nursing care leave and social benefits, now they are mainly asking for advice concerning debts, distraint orders or loss of employment.

english.radio.cz

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 1:49:35am

Just checking out the RW response, here a headline at newsmax,

Kamala Harris’ Record Puts Civil Rights Above Religious Freedom

Somehow implying that the two are separate issues

Harris tweeted in August 2019, “The freedom to worship is one of our nation’s most cherished and fundamental rights—but it should never be used to discriminate or undermine other Americans’ civil rights.”

The Religion News Service noted that Harris is the daughter of a Christian from Jamaica and a Hindu from India. She is now a Black Baptist and is married to a Jewish man.

whistle whistle, dog dog…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:34:20am
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boredtechindenver  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:42:44am

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Anyone have a suggestion for making a bottom round beef? I could use some ideas other than a roast.

Beef Posole. You need some dried red chiles, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and spices to suit, a bag of frozen or dried posole and a pressure cooker. Recipes and instructions are the same as pork posole or menudo, and can be googled. garnish with dried oregano, diced onion, extra rough ground chile pequin, and radishes and lime are optional. Eat with a spoon, and corn or wheat flour tortillas. I prefer to cook longer, even if I use the pressure cooker to get the meat cooked, and usually drain the water from the meat to get rid of any residual fat after cooking, then adding posole and more spices and cooking again. The meat should be falling apart and the posole should look almost like hominy but with more bite.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:49:01am

Pretty good article here by Charles P. Pierce for Esquire.

If the Republican Party Gets Wiped Out in November, It’s Going to Lose What’s Left of Its Mind

I don’t think the response to a thumping Trump-inflicted wipeout is going to be a Kasichian return to simple Reaganaut extremism.

esquire.com

I’m tempted to agree with him. If they get wiped out this November, the GOP is going to have a collective nervous breakdown.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:51:52am

re: #123 Dr Lizardo

If they get wiped out this November, the GOP is going to have a collective nervous breakdown.

The hard-core base will be convinced that the Deep State stole the election, while the Never Trumpers will have to admit that demographics are leaving them high and dry.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:52:35am

i feel like the last two days were filled with some real hope and sunshine.

positive news
positive messages
visions of what is likely to be and how it once was

a nice breath of fresh air from the daily firehose spew of bullshit

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:55:33am

re: #124 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The hard-core base will be convinced that the Deep State stole the election, while the Never Trumpers will have to admit that demographics are leaving them high and dry.

the argument that its not a real election unless I win is self de-legitimizing

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:59:00am

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Three Easy Round Steak Meals

I don’t know much about the different cuts of beef, and nothing about this one, but what if you cut across the grain and made 1.5” thick steaks and grill them?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 2:59:27am

re: #126 dangerman

the argument that its not a real election unless I win is self de-legitimizing

Like the German public refused to believe that they lost WW1 militarily, it had to be a dagger in the back from traitors and profiteers…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 3:17:37am

Shot:

A group of Idaho lawmakers is pushing a bill that would strip the power of public health districts to close schools during an emergency or mandate masks to prevent the spread of disease.

Members of the Education Working Group Monday overwhelmingly voted for the proposal. Many lawmakers said local school board members should be making these decisions, as opposed to public health district board members.

Chaser:

Sen. Steven Thayn (R-Emmett) was among those who supported the measure. “We’re letting a few fearful people control the lives of those of us who are not fearful,” Thayn said.

“Listening to experts to set policy is an elitist approach and I’m very fearful of an elitist approach,” he said. “I’m also fearful that it leads to totalitarianism, especially when you say, ‘Well. We’re doing it for the public good.’”

boisestatepublicradio.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 3:20:43am

re: #129 Dr Lizardo

“Listening to experts who we disagree with to set policy is an elitist approach and I’m very fearful of an elitist approach,” he said. “I’m also fearful that it leads to totalitarianism, especially when you say, ‘Well. We’re doing it for the public good.’”

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CarolJ  Aug 13, 2020 • 3:34:53am

re: #34 Belafon

Protests are outdoors and people are younger mostly and can socially distance also.

Church is hip to hip, knee to elbow, in crowded pews with insufficient ventilation even in good buildings with a whole lot of people who have various illnesses and are forced to stay for at least an hour. Protest groups discourage the vulnerable from attending-they tell them to just give money or make signs or something. And you can leave anytime during a protest. Some stay for the whole thing. Some might drop in for a few minutes. In any event, nobody is going to shame you for leaving when you want to go.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 13, 2020 • 3:37:09am

re: #129 Dr Lizardo

Shot:

Chaser:

“Listening to experts to set policy is an elitist approach and I’m very fearful of an elitist approach,” he said. “I’m also fearful that it leads to totalitarianism, especially when you say, ‘Well. We’re doing it for the public good.’”

Yep, we should do what the village idiots say because that would be an anti-elitist approach and it wouldn’t be totalitarian because we’d know it won’t be for the public good… or something.

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Lani  Aug 13, 2020 • 3:39:34am

re: #22 Belafon

Something similar might be how it got back into New Zealand.

It’s thought to have happened because two relatives flew to NZ to be with a dying family member and were allowed to enter NZ despite testing Covid-19 positive.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 13, 2020 • 3:56:38am

It’s awake and bitching about MSNBC and CNN again.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:11:40am

re: #134 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

It’s awake and bitching about MSNBC and CNN again.

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I’m waiting for him to complain that we weren’t worthy of his greatness when he goes down in flames in the Fall.

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Targetpractice  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:19:04am

re: #134 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

It’s awake and bitching about MSNBC and CNN again.

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:22:35am

Apparently I used too much garlic cooking stir fry last night.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:23:22am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“I’m also fearful that it leads to totalitarianism, especially when you say, ‘Well. We’re doing it for the public good.’

‘Cause there is nothing in the Constitution about ensuring public welfare…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:23:27am

re: #135 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m waiting for him to complain that we weren’t worthy of his greatness when he goes down in flames in the Fall.

Donald who???? Never met the man. Republican party after he loses

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:25:01am

re: #132 Dread Pirate Ron

Yep, we should do what the village idiots say because that would be an anti-elitist approach….

He says what’s on his mind!!!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:27:59am

Good Morning!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:28:36am

re: #139 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Donald who???? Never met the man. Republican party after he loses

I think he’ll lose his shit if they do to him what they did to Dubya. Even more than usual that I’d. He thinks he’s a savior.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:28:44am

re: #135 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m waiting for him to complain that we weren’t worthy of his greatness when he goes down in flames in the Fall.

He’s free to bitch on Twitter to his heart’s content. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed he doesn’t decide to issue some kind of “Nero Decree”, like Hitler did towards the end of WWII.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:30:49am

re: #143 Dr Lizardo

He’s free to bitch on Twitter to his heart’s content. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed he doesn’t decide to issue some kind of “Nero Decree”, like Hitler did towards the end of WWII.

Yeah we’re going to be seeing him on Twitter for a long time and unfortunately as the Herman Cain account just revealed even after he dies possibly.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:31:09am

re: #143 Dr Lizardo

He’s free to bitch on Twitter to his heart’s content. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed he doesn’t decide to issue some kind of “Nero Decree”, like Hitler did towards the end of WWII.

Of if he does, his own personal Albert Speer will do his best to undermine it.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:31:43am

re: #136 Targetpractice

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Served consecutively.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:32:05am

re: #144 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah we’re going to be seeing him on Twitter for a long time and unfortunately as the Herman Cain account just revealed even after he dies possibly.

On the bright side, if he ends up in Sing Sing, I don’t think they’ll let him take his cellphone with him. More than likely, someone else - maybe Donnie, Jr. - will do the tweeting instead.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:34:53am

re: #147 Dr Lizardo

On the bright side, if he ends up in Sing Sing, I don’t think they’ll let him take his cellphone with him. More than likely, someone else - maybe Donnie, Jr. - will do the tweeting instead.

I definitely think Don Jr wants to continue the grift. Honestly, even though I get Biden loves his family. I’m glad we don’t see Hunter or Ashley Biden shittalking on his behalf on social media.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:37:03am

re: #148 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I definitely think Don Jr wants to continue the grift. Honestly, even though I get Biden loves his family. I’m glad we don’t see Hunter or Ashley Biden shittalking on his behalf on social media.

Not like they ever learned how to make an honest living…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:38:27am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not like they ever learned how to make an honest living…

The most honorable person in their direct line was the draft dodging bootlegger.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:39:52am

re: #143 Dr Lizardo

He’s free to bitch on Twitter to his heart’s content. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed he doesn’t decide to issue some kind of “Nero Decree”, like Hitler did towards the end of WWII.

I’m not that worried about it honestly. Once it becomes apparent he has lost he will become so radioactive that even twitter wont want anything to do with him. OTOH, if by some manner (cheating his way to victory) he wins, hang on. He’s a vindictive SOB and will be out for those who he feels slighted him even in the least manner.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Aug 13, 2020 • 4:56:56am

Death-Satan is too modest. The raid on bin Laden only killed a couple of people
The return to school will kill thousands.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:01:11am

re: #152 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Florida governor compares reopening schools during covid-19 to U.S. military raid that killed Osama bin Laden

Death Cult

Risking innocent lives to ensure that America’s 1% don’t have to part with any of the 40% of America that they already own…

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:16:39am

So DeSantis is comparing Florida’s schoolchildren to a global terrorist?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:18:34am

re: #154 Barefoot Grin

So DeSantis is comparing Florida’s schoolchildren to a global terrorist?

He is ready to sacrifice them for the Greater Good of the Economy.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:23:49am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is ready to sacrifice them for the Greater Good of the Economy.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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jeffreyw  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:26:24am

Monarch

Good morning!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:30:46am

AOC reconnecting with 2nd grade teacher via Twitter:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:32:39am

re: #158 Barefoot Grin

AOC reconnecting with 2nd grade teacher via Twitter:

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That is cool.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:34:52am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is ready to sacrifice them for the Greater Good of the Economy.

Kids don’t vote until they’re old enough for a beach club party.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:38:48am

re: #160 Decatur Deb

Kids don’t vote until they’re old enough for a beach club party.

I still recall the “People die of poverty!” argument.

People do not die of poverty, they die of lack of shelter, nutrition and medical care. Because our society has decided that poor people should not have access to those resources.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:44:40am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I still recall the “People die of poverty!” argument.

People do not die of poverty, they die of lack of shelter, nutrition and medical care. Because our society has decided that poor people should not have access to those resources.

If you feed them, they’ll just reproduce and grow up to be Democrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:52:01am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:52:14am

re: #162 Decatur Deb

If you feed them, they’ll just reproduce and grow up to be Democrats.

“Keep them on the Plantation!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:52:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:53:31am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:53:47am

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

On Fox Business, Trump calls @KamalaHarris “a mad woman.”

“She was so angry,” he said.

She would look so much prettier if she smiled…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:54:27am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:55:25am

re: #167 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

She would look so much prettier if she smiled…

She would look prettier with a broken beer bottle and a pair of brass knuckles.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:55:54am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:58:03am

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Again Trumpers kindly shut the fuck up and shove your MAGA hats up your asses if you’re gonna trash talk Biden’s mental capacities.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 5:59:15am

So angry. From the guys whose rallies we’re nothing but rage shows for angry, pathetic impotent right wing losers.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:00:01am

re: #172 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Typo: “were:

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:05:24am

And here we all thought you couldn’t “raise a Cain back up when it’s in defeat”.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:06:58am

re: #174 dangerman

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And here we all thought you couldn’t “raise a Cain back up when it’s in defeat”.

His ISP is a Ouija board.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:07:02am

This looks good.

The Devil All The Time starring Tom Holland & Robert Pattinson | Official Trailer | Netflix

“Some people are just born to be buried.”

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. Spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war, director Antonio Campos’ THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the corrupted. Co-starring Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling, Haley Bennett, and Pokey LaFarge, this suspenseful, finely-woven tale is adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning novel.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:15:08am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:18:51am

re: #173 Decatur Deb

Typo: “were:

Autocorrect.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:27:03am

re: #47 The Pie Overlord!

Trump thinks the cognitive test he took proves he has a high IQ.

Which by definition means a cognitive impairment

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:27:47am

re: #50 William Lewis

Understood. I still am not going - I am endangered enough by the shitheads coming to the hotel. I use the prayer book and do daily offices for my worship needs. If I find myself needing more, we have options. Beyond that, the Lord accepts what we can do if we can not do exactly what is commanded, the same as those who in the camps could not keep kosher. If you do what you can, that is good enough for the one who keeps us all in the light.

Many +++++’s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:28:31am

re: #171 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Again Trumpers kindly shut the fuck up and shove your MAGA hats up your asses if you’re gonna trash talk Biden’s mental capacities.

It was all about establishing a narrative that would then develop a life of its own…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:29:52am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was all about establishing a narrative that would then develop a life of its own…

I know. It’s just so fucking pathetic

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:33:31am

re: #182 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I know. It’s just so fucking pathetic

The pathetic part is that such things work…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:36:24am

Thank you all for the recipes ideas!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:37:58am

re: #137 Shropshire Slasher

Apparently I used too much garlic cooking stir fry last night.

No such thing

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:38:53am

re: #49 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

SIDE QUEST!!!

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:40:17am

Has Trump condemned Belarus yet for its detainment and torture of protesters and the wider context of an illegitimate election?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:43:08am

Awww. I remember when he was just a simple reporter on Carpetbaggers.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:48:13am
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jaunte  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:48:45am
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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:49:08am

re: #144 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah we’re going to be seeing him on Twitter for a long time and unfortunately as the Herman Cain account just revealed even after he dies possibly.

As merely an ex-prez ,Twitter might not be so lenient with his content

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:52:26am

Just because.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:53:22am

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He is dying to call her a “bit*h”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:53:37am

re: #192 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Remember when Epstein and Trump moved to the same private wealth division of Deutsche Bank in 2012-2013? The one with a $3 billion relationship to Russia? We now know Epstein was laundering through it. Trump bought multiple golf courses after that—all cash. What was he doing?

Deep State witch hunt!!!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:54:23am

re: #193 dangerman

He is dying to call her a “bit*h”

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An N-word bitch. A simple bitch won’t do.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:54:40am

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Who has the authority to appoint the FBI director?
Thought so.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:56:03am

re: #196 dangerman

Trump on how he, he says, let someone else choose the FBI director, it wasn’t him: “I said, ‘Go ahead, put whoever you want.’ I’m so honest that I said, ‘You could put anybody you want. Let’s see how Wray turns out.”

Sit back and watch those Bucks get passed…

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jaunte  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:56:42am

And every Republican in Congress is letting him.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 6:57:11am

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Angry? I heard shes not even black…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:02:21am

LOL…he’s askeert

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:03:03am

“Medicare Primiums”

moron

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CleverToad  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:03:40am

re: #50 William Lewis

Beyond that, the Lord accepts what we can do if we can not do exactly what is commanded… If you do what you can, that is good enough for the one who keeps us all in the light.

re: #51 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I volunteer because I’m one of the few who is both willing and capable…All in all, I feel safe enough with the way things are to keep volunteering, though I am emphatically NOT planning on helping them out with their concentrated gatherings in the outdoor arena, another of which will be occurring at the end of the month.

re: #85 sagehen

It’s called Pikuach nefesh (Hebrew: פיקוח נפש‎, IPA: [piˈkuaχ ˈnefeʃ], “saving a life”)
is the principle in Jewish law that the preservation of human life overrides virtually any other religious rule.

re: #87 William Lewis

Thank you. That is a lesson I need to remember.

Thank you for the lesson, sagehen, and for the examples, william & dopefish. Instructive to have the name for the principle of preserving life foremost; loving thy neighbor by keeping them safe. Gathered as two and threes, or one alone, the light finds us if we ask. My church is doing small services in person with everything available online; all masked as required by the state, one service reserved for the healthcare/frontline workers and the most vulnerable parishioners. Keeping the connections, just doing it in the safest ways possible.

Risking lives for a gathering in the hundreds right now is performance rather than worship —- the intended audience isn’t the One they claim it’s for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:04:32am
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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:05:59am

re: #195 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

An N-word bitch. A simple bitch won’t do.

As I wrote below, er above he’s got a code
Nasty is for woman and therefore bitch
Angry is for black and therefore….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:08:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:10:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:11:17am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:13:15am
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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:13:25am

re: #198 jaunte

That’s not voter fraud.

It’s election fraud. There’s a substantive difference. Voter fraud is someone voting and purporting to be someone else.

Election fraud is the wholesale disenfranchisement of groups of people to subvert the election process. Trump’s intent on sabotaging the entire voting process by making it harder or impossible to vote by mail and know that those votes will be counted.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:14:20am

Mother Jones takes a deep dive into Trump’s properties in Scotland & where did he get the money to pay for them.

This February, a group of Scottish Parliament members began making the case that Scotland should use an investigative tool under UK law called an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) to scrutinize Trump’s transactions. It can’t be wielded against just anyone; it’s designed to make inquiries into the finances of “politically exposed persons” suspected of money laundering. It has been invoked several times in London; for example, examining how the wife of a jailed ex-Azerbaijani government official had managed to afford a 16 million-pound shopping spree at Harrods.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:16:14am

re: #209 lawhawk

That’s not voter fraud.

It’s election fraud. There’s a substantive difference. Voter fraud is someone voting and purporting to be someone else.

Election fraud is the wholesale disenfranchisement of groups of people to subvert the election process. Trump’s intent on sabotaging the entire voting process by making it harder or impossible to vote by mail and know that those votes will be counted.

President Pissface made an exception for Florida and his Stooge made an exception in Ohio…giving preferential treatment to Republican voters…

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:16:31am

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s sabotaging FICA payroll tax. That funds Medicare in part. Medicare is the single biggest health insurance provider in the nation and its rates help establish pricing nationwide. Screwing the funding will necessarily force Medicare to hike costs and premiums to cover the shortfall.

Who pays that? Everyone.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:18:02am
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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:19:49am

re: #176 Dr Lizardo

This looks good.

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Batman vs. Spider-man. Spider-man won the bagpipe challenge. This is round two.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:20:05am

I’d never seen this video before. 🤣🤣🤣

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:21:25am

According to Kudlow, voting rights are “Extreme radical left wishlist” (his exact words)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:22:21am

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL…he’s askeert

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He’s so fucking predictable.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:23:32am

If you’re not mad or angry at the situation in the US right now, you’re not paying attention.

Trump’s destroyed the economy, sent unemployment skyrocketing, tens of millions are out of work, millions of businesses are shuttered and many will never reopen, and the millionaire class is going pick over the ruins and come out ahead (as they invariably do).

We’re approaching 170,000 dead Americans from covid19, and the GOP is acting as if it’s not even a speed bump. They just don’t care. They’re still minimizing the seriousness of this.

GOP delenda est.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:26:39am

re: #218 lawhawk

It’s only a matter of time before COVID starts taking out Republican Senators and Congressmen.

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jaunte  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:28:30am

We Peter-Principled the Presidency.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:28:31am

re: #219 🌹UOJB!

It’s only a matter of time before COVID starts taking out Republican Senators and Congressmen.

Speaking of, anyone heard any updates on Louie Gohmert?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:30:56am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Donnie from Queens has thoughts. Seriously obsessed with a one term Congresswoman living rent free in his base’s narrow minds.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:31:46am

Haha…. NOPE!

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JC1  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:33:28am

I’m still amazed that Trump wasn’t investigated for money laundering a decade ago or earlier, and that prominent politicians were buddy buddy with him throughout. Our government is ready to drop the hammer on some idiot for failing to declare 11k in cash while crossing a border, but they’re not willing to look for the major stuff. Unless it’s something like Madoff that defrauds other rich folks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:33:43am

re: #223 The Pie Overlord!

Haha…. NOPE!

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The lies just get more and more grandiose with these morons.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:34:47am

re: #223 The Pie Overlord!

Haha…. NOPE!

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That there is more bullshit than what Mother serves him for breakfast.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:35:00am

re: #223 The Pie Overlord!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:35:33am

re: #219 🌹UOJB!

It’s only a matter of time before COVID starts taking out Republican Senators and Congressmen.

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:35:54am

Based on my admittedly rough calculations, we seem to be on track to hit 200 000 reported deaths right around, of all days, 9/11.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:37:52am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Based on my admittedly rough calculations, we seem to be on track to hit 200 000 reported deaths right around, of all days, 9/11.

He needs this to be his legacy. It didn’t have to be this bad.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:39:08am

re: #213 The Pie Overlord!

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Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both international relations and economics

Profiles of Trump published in The New York Times in 1973 and 1976 erroneously reported that he had graduated first in his class at Wharton, but he had never made the school’s honor roll. In 2015, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen threatened Fordham University and the New York Military Academy with legal action if they released Trump’s academic records

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:41:16am

re: #231 Eventual Carrion

Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both international relations and economics

Profiles of Trump published in The New York Times in 1973 and 1976 erroneously reported that he had graduated first in his class at Wharton, but he had never made the school’s honor roll. In 2015, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen threatened Fordham University and the New York Military Academy with legal action if they released Trump’s academic records

It’s always projection bs with him. But that he’s rambling about a Congrsswoman who isn’t even leadership says a lot about where he is focused. He’s going to be so shocked when he finds out that running the 2016 playbook against Biden blows up in his face.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:44:41am
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Teukka  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:45:17am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:46:06am

re: #233 Ace-o-aces

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I’m surprised even his buttlickers don’t get tired of him constantly whining. It’s all he does anymore since he can’t hide behind Obama’s economy anymore.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:46:21am

re: #234 Teukka

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WTF

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:47:15am

re: #235 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m surprised even his buttlickers don’t get tired of him constantly whining. It’s all he does anymore since he can’t hide behind Obama’s economy anymore.

Look at my relatives and high school classmates Facebook pages which are loaded with lots of “I HATE N-CLANGS” comments.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:47:59am

re: #231 Eventual Carrion

Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both international relations and economics

Profiles of Trump published in The New York Times in 1973 and 1976 erroneously reported that he had graduated first in his class at Wharton, but he had never made the school’s honor roll. In 2015, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen threatened Fordham University and the New York Military Academy with legal action if they released Trump’s academic records

And the Wharton degree was a bachelors; not the more prestigious MBA. (I note that Ivanka has her bachelors degree from Wharton as well.)

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Teukka  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:48:55am

re: #236 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

WTF

I know, right? If this goes on, the right will be a incohesive constantly triggering mess before long…

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:49:29am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:49:33am

It would be best for the country if Trump dedicates tremendous attention and effort to making sure AOC does not get elected President in 2020.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:50:43am

re: #234 Teukka

Good god, that’s so fucked up.

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gwangung  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:53:43am

re: #242 Eclectic Cyborg

Good god, that’s so fucked up.

Because they consider it normal if you get a 15-20% lower chance of getting an interview as Mohamed Jackson than if you were Mike Jones.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:54:07am

Ben cranking the projector up to 11 I see…

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:55:22am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Based on my admittedly rough calculations, we seem to be on track to hit 200 000 reported deaths right around, of all days, 9/11.

Arguably, we’re already well past that since excess mortality stats had us like 180,000 a few weeks back. We’re well past 200,000 in excess mortality.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:56:11am

re: #243 gwangung

Because they consider it normal if you get a 15-20% lower chance of getting an interview as Mohamed Jackson than if you were Mike Jones.

When talking to a friend last night I found myself wondering how different my immigration journey to the U.S. would have been if everything about me was exactly the same except I had darker skin and was named Ahmed Hossein.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:56:35am

re: #244 Eclectic Cyborg

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:56:48am

re: #240 Ace-o-aces

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Jay C  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:57:36am

re: #231 Eventual Carrion

Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both international relations and economics

Profiles of Trump published in The New York Times in 1973 and 1976 erroneously reported that he had graduated first in his class at Wharton, but he had never made the school’s honor roll. In 2015, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen threatened Fordham University and the New York Military Academy with legal action if they released Trump’s academic records

Yeah: if I were AOC, I wouldn’t be so quick to put money on the line over Trump’s academic records. I’m sure that as soon as they are forged produced, they will show that the future President got all A’s in every class, extra credit, glowing reviews from academic luminaries like “Dr. John Barron” and “Professor David Dennison”, and only missed being graduated maga cum laude through some inexplicable clerical error….

ADD: Saw that typo in the last line: I decided to leave it in…..

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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 7:59:43am

re: #234 Teukka

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At my company, it’s called sensitivity or unconscious bias training.

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JC1  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:00:50am

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:01:03am
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Jay C  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:01:15am

re: #246 Eclectic Cyborg

When talking to a friend last night I found myself wondering how different my immigration journey to the U.S. would have been if everything about me was exactly the same except I had darker skin and was named Ahmed Hossein.

Depends on your timing, Ahmed: if it had been any time in the last 3-4 years, you would likely still be logging into LGF from Whereverstan….

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:01:33am

re: #157 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:01:56am

re: #253 Jay C

Depends on your timing, Ahmed: if it had been any time in the last 3-4 years, you would likely still be logging into LGF from Whereverstan….

I’ve been here since 2008. Arrived about six months before Obama was elected.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:02:15am

re: #249 Jay C

Yeah: if I were AOC, I wouldn’t be so quick to put money on the line over Trump’s academic records. I’m sure that as soon as they are forged produced, they will show that the future President got all A’s in every class, extra credit, glowing reviews from academic luminaries like “Dr. John Barron” and “Professor David Dennison”, and only missed being graduated maga cum laude through some inexplicable clerical error….

If he got all A,s then he’d show up on the publicly available honor rolls.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:02:19am

re: #249 Jay C

Yeah: if I were AOC, I wouldn’t be so quick to put money on the line over Trump’s academic records. I’m sure that as soon as they are forged produced, they will show that the future President got all A’s in every class, extra credit, glowing reviews from academic luminaries like “Dr. John Barron” and “Professor David Dennison”, and only missed being graduated maga cum laude through some inexplicable clerical error….

Hey folks do we remember how much money Trump said he would donate to a charity if Obama released his college transcripts?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:03:36am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

Americans are in a dire state. Basic needs are at stake—executive bonuses, third vacation homes, keeping a mistress in each major business center. I’m hearing devastating hardships from my constituents, and it’s the duty of the federal government to provide relief. GOP is ready ready—Dems, get on board if you want us to go along with $400 a week for the miscreants and losers who make up your consistency.

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jaunte  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:04:43am

“…There’s a classic work of mid-century sociology by Edward C. Banfield, The Moral Basis of a Backward Society, that helps explain Jared Kushner. In the 1950s, Banfield immersed himself in the life of an isolated white-stone town in southern Italy. He wanted to understand why it remained so mired in poverty.

Banfield theorized that one of the town’s seeming sources of strength was actually its essential malady: devotion to family. Villagers were fixated on maximizing advantages for their own clans. Nepotism was the moral code, and it bred an atmosphere of distrust, envy, and lawlessness. His subjects’ single-minded fixation on family rendered them incapable of conceptualizing the common good. Banfield coined a term to extrapolate what he observed: amoral familism.

………………………
Banfield argued that amoral familism inhibits good decision making; it’s the enemy of efficiency and progress. The pandemic has graphically illustrated this. The country has performed woefully compared with the nations it once regarded as peers. It has become the national version of the stunted village that Banfield studied, ruled by a father and his callow princeling, unable to govern in the name of the common good, because they can see no further than the interests of the clan.”

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Jay C  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:05:27am

re: #256 lawhawk

If he got all A,s then he’d show up on the publicly available honor rolls.

Yeah, but FAKE NEWS!!!!!!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:08:52am

I saw that NBC has picked up the Canadian TV show Transplant.

Y’all have to watch it. You’ll be hooked after the first episode. It’s that compelling. It’s one of the best shows on Canadian TV.

Coroner is another good show, it’s on the CW, and if you have a chance to see Cardinal, please do so (Cardinal is based on fantastic series of books by Giles Blunt, which I also highly recommend.)

Transplant and Cardinal are some of the best TV on TV.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:11:01am

re: #244 Eclectic Cyborg

Ben cranking the projector up to 11 I see…

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Go away Ben, you’re an irrelevant hack.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:12:49am

re: #262 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Go away Ben, you’re an irrelevant hack.

Benjy’s Wingnut Welfare depends on him tweeting this shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:13:14am

re: #247 Ace-o-aces

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Ben has to pay extra for authoritarian women…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:13:38am

re: #263 🌹UOJB!

Benjy’s Wingnut Welfare depends on him tweeting this shit.

I often think of the kind of money I could make IF I was willing to sell out all my morals.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:13:48am

re: #263 🌹UOJB!

Benjy’s Wingnut Welfare depends on him tweeting this shit.

He’s someone who I really would love to see return to obscurity. He’s not intelligent. He’s just slightly less dumb than your average right wing moron like Rush.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:14:48am

re: #265 Eclectic Cyborg

I often think of the kind of money I could make IF I was willing to sell out all my morals.

So do it…oh living high of the hog if I was a Wingnut Welfare Wench…or a Pulpit Pimp…

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:17:00am

re: #266 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He’s someone who I really would love to see return to obscurity. He’s not intelligent. He’s just slightly less dumb than your average right wing moron like Rush.

He’s just like ol Marion Pat Robertson, graduated from law school but flunked the bar exam and winds up whoring for the billionaire Kochs, Mercers, Fries, Adelsons…but ol’ Shelly just might have gotten pissed off at Trump to the point he’ll turn off his money spigot for the RepubliKKKlans.

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plansbandc  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:18:50am
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:22:22am

I was frankly surprised at my own level of knowledge about both “Disco Duck” and Rick Dees.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:22:58am

re: #270 lawhawk

Just waiting for Kayleigh to proclaim that Big Brother Trump increased the chocolate ration from 10 to 5 grams.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:24:28am

re: #271 Ace-o-aces

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I was frankly surprised at my own level of knowledge about both “Disco Duck” and Rick Dees.

Yes but what about “Kung Fu Fighting” and Carl Douglas…or the time “Roseanne” sang that????

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:27:41am

Good Morning from cloudy, smoky, hot, humid and it might rain Los Angeles! Busy days in my meat world corner.

Lake Hughes smoke cloud that became a pyrocumolus

Has this been seen here?

The campaign looks to me to be a fight for all the things we care for in our nation. A fight at least as important as the effort on COVID. All the way to “retail” as they say. Individuals and what resources we can garner or gather.

Happy Friday Eve.

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gocart mozart  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:28:29am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:34:08am

re: #270 lawhawk

Yeah, I’m thinking that’s gonna go over about as well as a turd in a swimming pool with the Israeli RW’ers.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:38:05am

re: #274 Rightwingconspirator

Pyrocumulus clouds. That’s never a good sign.

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Kilroy was here  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:39:07am

VoteVets - War on USPS
I hope this constant drum beat gets through..

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:39:23am

re: #259 jaunte

[Embedded content]

That was EXCELLENT

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Kilroy was here  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:40:10am

re: #277 lawhawk

Pyrocumulus clouds. That’s never a good sign.

But a great band name
/s

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Jay C  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:58:29am

re: #276 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, I’m thinking that’s gonna go over about as well as a turd in a swimming pool with the Israeli RW’ers.

Well, to be honest, this seems to be actually a kinda/sorta/maybe positive step: leaving aside the “peace” business (which seems fairly irrelevant here, but gets tossed into virtually every discussion about Israel/ME policy anyway), Israel establishing diplomatic relations with the UAE is (IMO) a fairly big deal. The positives seem to be a big opportunity for trade and business - Emirati money and Israeli investment opportunities - and if the price is an Israeli suspension of its creeping annexation of Palestinian land. I’m guessing that the Israeli government is willing to acquiesce. For now.
Putting their ongoing land-grab on hold (which is going to be temporary, I am sure) is probably being thought of as a reasonable concession to get a “normalization” deal with the UAE. And yeah, the RWNJs, both there and here, are likely to be pissed off, but I don’t think Bibi would sign off on a major deal like this without making sure that he has the backing at home (even if marginal).
So (against expectations) an actual foreign-policy positive out of the Trump Administration: although, despite the Admin’s crowing, it’s unclear what/how much of a role they had in the deal - other than standing on beaming approval and congratulations…..

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 8:59:05am

I hadn’t even heard of this fuckery.

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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:02:57am

I think there’s room for Harris, Biden, Clinton, Obama, and a whole bunch of other people.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:03:17am

Nosferatu emerges from his coffin and yells at clouds:

Rudy Giuliani insisted the U.S. would “become a banana republic” if a Joe Biden administration pursued a criminal investigation of the current president. His comments, made to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee during a Fox News interview on Wednesday night, came despite Giuliani’s previous advocacy of a federal corruption probe into the presumptive Democratic nominee.

“How unprecedented and damaging would it be for a Biden administration to criminally prosecute a former president?” Huckabee asked during the interview.

“Well, we would become a banana republic, Governor. And that’s where we’re headed,” Giuliani responded.

newsweek.com

Mr. Noun-Verb-9/11 can take a seat.

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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:03:57am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:04:14am

re: #283 Belafon

[Embedded content]

I think there’s room for Harris, Biden, Clinton, Obama, and a whole bunch of other people.

And a pool table

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gwangung  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:05:03am

re: #286 Eventual Carrion

And a pool table

And a swimming pool. The kitchen sink. And the Republican elephant.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:06:06am

re: #285 Belafon

I got the same email - sent directly to my spam folder.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:06:29am

re: #281 Jay C

Israel normalizing relations with UAE is a good step forward, and I agree that the Israeli government (regardless of who’s PM) will abide by the agreement.

But it’s certainly going to infuriate a lot of the hard right in Israel, and Bibi needs that voting bloc for support. It’ll be quite interesting to see how it plays out. Nonetheless, it’s a positive step.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:06:35am

re: #284 Dr Lizardo

Nosferatu emerges from his coffin and yells at clouds:

newsweek.com

Mr. Noun-Verb-9/11 can take a seat.

Jailing the former regime is definitely Banana Republic shtick. Unfortunately, it might be the least-worst course of action. Let’s win first, and sort it out later.

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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:07:33am

re: #290 Decatur Deb

Jailing the former regime is definitely Banana Republic shtick. Unfortunately, it might be the least-worst course of action. Let’s win first, and sort it out later.

This difference being that we’ll give them a full trial and fair trial.

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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:08:20am

Arresting the previous regime is also what happens when they’re so currupt that you have to overthrow them.

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wrenchwench  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:09:31am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:10:20am

re: #291 Belafon

This difference being that we’ll give them a full trial and fair trial.

If we can convince 59% percent of Americans of that. In a non-Banana Republic an organized crime family never gets to be the former regime.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:12:39am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

Israel normalizing relations with UAE is a good step forward, and I agree that the Israeli government (regardless of who’s PM) will abide by the agreement.

But it’s certainly going to infuriate a lot of the hard right in Israel, and Bibi needs that voting bloc for support. It’ll be quite interesting to see how it plays out. Nonetheless, it’s a positive step.

The right wing will go apoplectic. The religious parties will shrug. Labor and the left wing will be critical to passing this in the Knesset. It’s not a sure thing, and it might lead to Likud sending Bibi into the wilderness (and prison).

But a peace deal is ultimately a good, even if they took the really long way around to get there - returning to the status quo ante before Trump took office.

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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:16:33am

re: #293 wrenchwench

Something I am having to work on in Spanish now is how to interpret the pronouns in various positions, and the fact that it (lo) shows up in places we would never put it in English, and we use far more pronouns than Spanish. I can read the second sentence, but I had to go get the first translated.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:16:37am

re: #285 Belafon

“Kamala Harris is mean and a poo poo head! Give us money to save us from her cooties!”

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sagehen  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:18:30am

re: #290 Decatur Deb

Jailing the former regime is definitely Banana Republic shtick. Unfortunately, it might be the least-worst course of action. Let’s win first, and sort it out later.

They don’t have to go to prison; sufficient asset forfeiture would satisfy my quest for vengeance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:20:05am

re: #298 sagehen

They don’t have to go to prison; sufficient asset forfeiture would satisfy my quest for vengeance.

Trump is guaranteed a career giving appearances and speeches and ghostwriting books he will never read. The rest of his family will find some other scam to run.

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:27:38am

re: #298 sagehen

They don’t have to go to prison; sufficient asset forfeiture would satisfy my quest for vengeance.

Disagree - they must go to prison to see justice done.

They never will though. For a wealthy white criminal to face actual consequences for his crimes would mean that this is no longer America, because that is the central tenet of the national zeitgeist. And the powers that be in the US will never allow that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:29:48am

re: #300 Renaissance_Man

Disagree - they must go to prison to see justice done.

They never will though. For a wealthy white criminal to face actual consequences for his crimes would mean that this is no longer America, because that is the central tenet of the national zeitgeist. And the powers that be in the US will never allow that.

That could well be part of his whole hinting-that-he-won’t-go posturing: so he can then make a deal that he will not legally contest the election if he is not prosecuted.

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wrenchwench  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:30:09am

re: #296 Belafon

Something I am having to work on in Spanish now is how to interpret the pronouns in various positions, and the fact that it (lo) shows up in places we would never put it in English, and we use far more pronouns than Spanish. I can read the second sentence, but I had to go get the first translated.

Did you try the ‘three sad tigers”? I didn’t. I could ‘pendejo’ all day…

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:36:03am

re: #301 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That could well be part of his whole hinting-that-he-won’t-go posturing: so he can then make a deal that he will not legally contest the election if he is not prosecuted.

I think that sort of strategy is beyond his faculties, but he doesn’t need any such deal. US media culture will simply never allow Donald Trump, the embodiment of America’s soul, to face a consequence. It would be the antithesis of the cultural foundation they have built for over a century.

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Belafon  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:36:41am

re: #302 wrenchwench

Did you try the ‘three sad tigers”? I didn’t. I could ‘pendejo’ all day…

I’ll have to watch the video later. I was just looking at the text. I have learned sad, but forgot what it was.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:38:37am

re: #303 Renaissance_Man

I think that sort of strategy is beyond his faculties, but he doesn’t need any such deal. US media culture will simply never allow Donald Trump, the embodiment of America’s soul, to face a consequence. It would be the antithesis of the cultural foundation they have built for over a century.

True, if they have not prosecuted him by now, the worst that could happen is that he only serve one term…

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wrenchwench  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:40:44am

re: #304 Belafon

I’ll have to watch the video later. I was just looking at the text. I have learned sad, but forgot what it was.

Maybe if you quit your job, you can be here all the time with all the features.

/Don’t.

307
gocart mozart  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:40:59am

Great story

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:41:04am

re: #300 Renaissance_Man

Disagree - they must go to prison to see justice done.

They never will though. For a wealthy white criminal to face actual consequences for his crimes would mean that this is no longer America, because that is the central tenet of the national zeitgeist. And the powers that be in the US will never allow that.

Bernie Madoff would probably disagree with you.

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:42:41am

re: #305 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

True, if they have not prosecuted him by now, the worst that could happen is that he only serve one term…

The only crimes a wealthy white Republican can commit that carry consequences are a) violent murder, because that’s unseemly, and b) financial crimes that hurt other rich white people. That’s it. Nothing else has consequences, because in the unspoken justice system of the US, nothing else they could do would be a crime.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:42:59am

re: #308 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Bernie Madoff would probably disagree with you.

See also: Jeff Skilling, Billy Macfarland, Jared Fogle.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:44:07am

re: #297 Eclectic Cyborg

“Kamala Harris is mean and a poo poo head! Give us money to save us from her cooties!”

Don’t forget the “N-CLANG”.

My relatives are endlessly posting that word on Facebook and Marky Mark sees nothing wrong with it along with @jack at Twitter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:44:10am

re: #308 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Bernie Madoff would probably disagree with you.

That is only because he robbed and defrauded the rich.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:44:20am

Pretty sure they’re already laughing and taking advantage of us there, sport.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:44:45am

re: #213 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

dang, she’s good

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:45:21am

re: #308 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Bernie Madoff would probably disagree with you.

That situation happens if you fuck over wealthy people

316
Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:46:01am

re: #310 Eclectic Cyborg

See also: Jeff Skilling, Billy Macfarland, Jared Fogle.

Epstein went to prison but he was only hanging around.

317
Renaissance_Man  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:46:04am

re: #312 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is only because he robbed and defrauded the rich.

Correct. Same is true of the Enron fraudsters. And even in those cases, those consequences don’t last, not like a black teenager who had a little weed.

318
dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:46:48am

re: #223 The Pie Overlord!

Haha…. NOPE!

[Embedded content]

if you’re gonna use their 8 years you HAVE to use all four of yours

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:46:59am
320
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:47:27am

re: #284 Dr Lizardo

Nosferatu emerges from his coffin and yells at clouds:

newsweek.com

Mr. Noun-Verb-9/11 can take a seat.

Behind bars, please.

321
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:48:26am

re: #312 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is only because he robbed and defrauded the rich.

True dat

322
John Hughes  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:51:31am

re: #185 Eventual Carrion

No such thing

Some ethnic groups, from the Carpathians, seem to have problems with garlic.

323
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:52:36am

re: #322 John Hughes

Some ethnic groups, from the Carpathians, seem to have problems with garlic.

Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic

324
John Hughes  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:52:44am

re: #186 lawhawk

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.

Best post on LGF ever. I have but one upding…

325
John Hughes  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:53:18am

re: #187 Barefoot Grin

Has Trump condemned praised Belarus yet for its detainment and torture of protesters and the wider context of an illegitimate election?

326
Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:54:01am

re: #322 John Hughes

Some ethnic groups, from the Carpathians, seem to have problems with garlic.

A co-worker and his uncle were former guards at the Count’s castle. Fur Reel.

327
lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:54:59am

re: #318 dangerman

Let’s just take the year to date:

Trumpworld lost 50 million jobs in that time.
He purportedly gains back 10 million because businesses are able to reopen. He’s still at a massive deficit and wiped out all the gains from Trump’s entire term in office and then some.

Unemployment rate is more than 2x than when Trump entered office. There’s a word for that, and it isn’t good.

328
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:55:08am

re: #319 HRH Stanley Sea

Thanks for sharing. That’s a great piece.

329
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:55:38am

re: #285 Belafon

330
🌹UOJB!  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:55:50am

re: #308 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Bernie Madoff would probably disagree with you.

That’s only because Bernie screwed his fellow billionaires.

331
Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:57:21am

re: #322 John Hughes

Some ethnic groups, from the Carpathians, seem to have problems with garlic.

Interesting. What sort of problems? Would heartburn be on the list?

332
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:58:29am

re: #299 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump is guaranteed a career giving grieving appearances and speeches and ghostwriting books he will never read. The rest of his family will find some other scam to run.

FIFY

333
Decatur Deb  Aug 13, 2020 • 9:58:58am

re: #331 Dr Lizardo

Interesting. What sort of problems? Would heartburn be on the list?

Nothing a good stake won’t fix.

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:00:13am

re: #319 HRH Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

“the virus does not fight fair”

do not let your guard down

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:02:30am

re: #333 Decatur Deb

Nothing a good stake won’t fix.

LOL, goddammit just got the joke. 😂

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:02:40am

re: #323 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic

a fave and regular at chez danger since i read it in jane brody’s good food book in the very early 80’s
sometimes we do a cornish hen with 20

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:04:27am

re: #327 lawhawk

Let’s just take the year to date:

Trumpworld lost 50 million jobs in that time.
He purportedly gains back 10 million because businesses are able to reopen. He’s still at a massive deficit and wiped out all the gains from Trump’s entire term in office and then some.

Unemployment rate is more than 2x than when Trump entered office. There’s a word for that, and it isn’t good.

exactly
virtually NO new jobs have been created
those 10M are people going back to their same jobs

338
KGxvi  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:06:16am

re: #129 Dr Lizardo

Fuck populism, it’s responsible for most of our social ills in the last 120 years

339
John Hughes  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:06:19am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Based on my admittedly rough calculations, we seem to be on track to hit 200 000 reported deaths right around, of all days, 9/11.

Trump owns Bin Laden.

340
plansbandc  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:07:38am

re: #319 HRH Stanley Sea

Really want to read it, but it’s paywalled. Anyone know a way around it?

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dangerman  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:07:46am

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York told senators this week it was White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, not the other key White House negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who threw roadblocks up as talks collapsed, the AP reports.

It’s clear Meadows “is in charge,” was the message from Democratic leadership.

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lawhawk  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:09:45am

re: #341 dangerman

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York told senators this week it was White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, not the other key White House negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who threw roadblocks up as talks collapsed, the AP reports.

It’s clear Meadows “is in charge,” was the message from Democratic leadership.

Meadows: a Tea Party jihadist who is a know nothing extremist. Figures.

343
KGxvi  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:09:45am

re: #334 dangerman

Not the biggest Plaschke fan (in fact, I’m the last 15-20 years he’s become intolerable), but it sucks that he got the Rona

For those that don’t know him, he’s a sports columnist, was at the LA times for fucking ever. Had this annoying habit of writing in one sentence paragraphs. Got more annoying when espn started having him regularly on around the horn and other type talking head shows

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:09:48am

re: #332 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

re: #299 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump is guaranteed a career giving grieving Grievance appearances and speeches and ghostwriting books he will never read. The rest of his family will find some other scam to run.

Edited… FIFMyself.

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John Hughes  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:10:54am

re: #240 Ace-o-aces

Unless your response is, “I apologize for allowing such a blatantly racist oped to be published and am resigning my position.” I don’t want to hear it.

Narrator: that was not the response.

In fact it was total obscurantist fake legalism bullshit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:12:02am

We’re not going to get another stimulus until we have a President Biden, are we?

347
KGxvi  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:13:21am

re: #340 plansbandc

Really want to read it, but it’s paywalled. Anyone know a way around it?

The LAT usually allows you a few free reads… this is the money paragraph though, after basically saying he did all the right things (wearing a mask, not going to gatherings, having his daughter do the shopping, etc):

The weekend before my symptoms appeared, for the first time in four months, I met friends for two dinners at two socially distanced patio tables. Nobody is required to wear masks at the tables, so I removed my mask when I sat, as did my dining partners, and we left them off during the entire time we were at the table.

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John Hughes  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:14:25am

re: #252 lawhawk

For one thing, the deal calls for Israel to suspend applying sovereignty to areas of the West Bank. That’s a win for Palestinians,

The shittiest win ever.

“Suspend”. As in “leave dangling as a threat”.

Just more anti-Iranian coalition building using the Palestinians as unwilling fig-leaves.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:27:25am

re: #340 plansbandc

Really want to read it, but it’s paywalled. Anyone know a way around it?

I guess I had my one per month available.

I really want to subscribe to LAT, but I already have too many for my wealth level.

350
HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 13, 2020 • 10:28:39am

re: #343 KGxvi

Not the biggest Plaschke fan (in fact, I’m the last 15-20 years he’s become intolerable), but it sucks that he got the Rona

For those that don’t know him, he’s a sports columnist, was at the LA times for fucking ever. Had this annoying habit of writing in one sentence paragraphs. Got more annoying when espn started having him regularly on around the horn and other type talking head shows

He counseled my friends before their marriage at a catholic retreat!!

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stpaulbear  Aug 13, 2020 • 11:02:16am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
The world will be laughing and taking full advantage of the United States if Joe Biden ever became President. Our Country would COLLAPSE!

This is kind of like when Spinal Tap dissed one of their opening bands by saying that ‘the crowd was still boooing them when we came on stage’.


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