And Now, Zefrank’s True Facts About the Hummingbird Warrior

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CREDITS:

MUSIC:
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Dr. Anusha Shankar (anushashankar.weebly.com) for her guidance, enthusiasm and research on torpor.
Dr. Margaret Rubega (rubegalab.uconn.edu) and the University of Connecticut
for our conversation and her introductions.

Dr. Alejandro Rico-Guevara (alejorico.com) and the University of Washington
for the incredible media related to the tongue and all of his guidance.
Dr. Don Powers (dpowerslab.com) and the Powers Research Lab for their
footage on energy conservation.
Dr. Kristiina Hurme (kristiinahurme.com) for her amazing work on weaponized beaks
Dr. Chris Clark (biology.ucr.edu) and UC Riverside for our conversation and
all of the wonderful footage related to the dives and and displays.
Dr. Gregor Yanega (linkedin.com) for the footage of birds pilfering spider food.
FLIR Thermal Cameras (flir.com) for the psychedelic heat mapping footage
RuthLes Productions (youtube.com) for the wonderful footage of the
hummer in torpor, as well as the lovely phone chat.
Tracy Kerestesh (tracyportraits.com) for the footage of insect eating.
The Arizona Daily Star (tucson.com) for letting me use the footage of a hummer collecting
spider webs outside of their window
Tom Grey (tgreybirds.com) for his very special photo of hummingbirds mating…
which is not easy to capture

Additional footage used under license from:
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187 comments

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retired cynic  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:02:58pm

8645110320

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:15:55pm

GOTV

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stpaulbear  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:24:10pm

Support the USPS!

I followed the suggestion in the last thread and ordered four sheets of commemorative stamps. That’s $44 plus shipping to the USPS. I also looked through the gift section of the USPS’s store too and a LOT of stuff has been discontinued.

I wonder how long it will take for my order to arrive?

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:31:50pm

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jaunte  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:35:16pm

re: #4 (((Archangel1)))

His patients were always afraid to tell him they were a little hoarse.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:37:09pm

re: #3 stpaulbear

Support the USPS!

I followed the suggestion in the last thread and ordered four sheets of commemorative stamps. I looked through the gift section of the USPS’s store too and a LOT of stuff has been discontinued. That’s $44 plus shipping to the USPS. I also looked through the gift section of the USPS’s store too and a LOT of stuff has been discontinued.

I wonder how long it will take for my order to arrive?

If they have it in stock near you, a couple of days. If they don’t, probably a couple of weeks.

(I buy my stamps at the window, sine I have a PO box in one office, and pass another to go shopping. But t I’m buying postcards from them every few weeks for the GOTV mailings and that’s how it works with them.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:38:33pm

re: #4 (((Archangel1)))

re: #5 jaunte

Both of you, leave the room. Now.

😂

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stpaulbear  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:38:53pm

Centaurs for me are the most bizarre of half human/half beast mythical creatures because they’re half man plus about 80% of the horse. They have six limbs! It’s as if the half man stuck a horse head up it’s ass. They bother the heck out of me.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:43:04pm

Dear Washington Post:

Why are you publishing an opinion piece from Jared the Lord Privy STEAL?

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:44:27pm

re: #9 🌹UOJB!

Dear Washington Post:

Why are you publishing an opinion piece from Jared the Lord Privy STEAL?

“Balance.”

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stpaulbear  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:44:46pm

re: #9 🌹UOJB!

Dear Washington Post:

Why are you publishing an opinion piece from Jared the Lord Privy STEAL?

wtf?

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cat-tikvah  Aug 15, 2020 • 9:51:28pm

Another casualty of COVID. Saves on eye bleach for this year.
The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on this year’s Philly Naked Bike Ride.
The annual event, which usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites, had been set for later this month. But organizers who had been gearing up for it said the city’s COVID-19 cases made them halt their planning.
mcall.com

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teleskiguy  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:03:22pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:05:03pm

re: #13 teleskiguy

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People who get giddy every time they hear RBG is in the hospital but are angry over #WrongTrump can take all the fucking seats.

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teleskiguy  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:05:07pm

I heard on BBC World News Radio that Robert Trump had a fall and suffered bleeding on the brain. First source I’ve heard specifying Robert Trump’s cause of death.

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:08:41pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:14:17pm

Night Lizards.

I See Fire.

Celtic Woman “I See Fire”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:39:04pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:47:23pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:51:56pm

re: #18 Dread Pirate Ron

It’s a little over two months to the election and a bit less than six months until Inauguration Day. Maybe Putin reckons this might well represent his last opportunity to consolidate territorial gains in eastern Ukraine - move those forces in there and grab as much as they can (ideally, they can make it to the Dnieper River) and then hunker down for the winter months and by next spring, you’ve created a fait accompli, a divided Ukraine with the Dniper as a natural border.

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Belafon  Aug 15, 2020 • 10:54:11pm

re: #19 Dread Pirate Ron

Make sure “consider” isn’t a press term, like when they use alleged next to shooter when we’ve all seen the video.

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teleskiguy  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:16:27pm
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BigPapa  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:16:59pm

re: #20 Dr Lizardo

When I was reading up about Manafort, Russia wanted him to sell Trump on the idea of of settling on the war ‘ending’ with Russia keeping Crimea. Then the current ‘disputed’ area they occupy, which is coincedentally the highest percentage of Russian language population, would become it’s own country with free and fair elections electing none other than Pauly Walnut’s old boss, Victor Yanukovitch. So it would make a lot of sense for Russia to assume Trump would be gone and they’re going to have to keep what they’ve taken knowning the good times are over.

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:17:18pm

re: #19 Dread Pirate Ron

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Considering coming back to do…what? At this late stage of the game, what could Dems do to end the rodent copulation?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:22:18pm

re: #23 BigPapa

When I was reading up about Manafort, Russia wanted him to sell Trump on the idea of of settling on the war ‘ending’ with Russia keeping Crimea. The the current ‘disputed’ area they occupy, which is coincedentally the highest percentage of Russian language population, would become it’s own country with free and fair elections electing none other than Pauly Walnuts old boss, Victor Yanukovitch. So it would make a lot of sense for Russia to assume Trump would be gone and they’re going to have to keep what they’ve taken knowning the good times are over.

That makes sense from Russia’s POV. The Kremlin figures that Trump’s presidency gave them four years of breathing room and they probably see there’s a good possibility that their window of opportunity is about to close - prompting them to take action now, knowing they may find it far more difficult to do so under a Biden administration.

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BigPapa  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:32:36pm

Lots of Russian gas flows through Ukraine. Putin does not want it flowing through a country he does not control. He needs the funds, Europe needs the energy.

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:37:33pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

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Tara who?

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BigPapa  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:40:30pm

Tara was the ice skater who got her knee whacked by her Russian doping supplier. Which means she should run for Congress on the GOP ticket.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:45:16pm

re: #24 Targetpractice

Considering coming back to do…what? At this late stage of thp game, what could Dems do to end the rodent copulation?

At the very least they could put people on notice that they can be charged with serious crimes when Biden takes over. (Don’t tell me that trump can pardon them, because they won’t be charged until after he is out of office. Blanket pardons are not legal, there is no “get out of jail card” in the real world).

Trump has many supporters in the govt, but I doubt most of them are willing to go to jail for him. Congressional hearings will make this clear.

It also gives the Democrats another reason to support them. They are fighting for us.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:49:21pm

More Russian troops moving in. Oh, wait, never mind.

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:49:55pm

re: #29 I Would Prefer Not To

At the very least they could put people on notice that they can be charged with serious crimes when Biden takes over. (Don’t tell me that trump can pardon them, because they won’t be charged until after he is out of office. Blanket pardons are not legal, there is no “get out of jail card” in the real world).

Trump has many supporters in the govt, but I doubt most of them are willing to go to jail for him. Congressional hearings will make this clear.

It also gives the Democrats another reason to support them. They are fighting for us.

So Pelosi brings the House back in for an emergency session, announces hearings into the matter…and the WH immediately responds by saying it will not allow DeJoy or any of his underlings to appear before Congress to answer questions. Then what?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:56:49pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

So Pelosi brings the House back in for an emergency session, announces hearings into the matter…and the WH immediately responds by saying it will not allow DeJoy or any of his underlings to appear before Congress to answer questions. Then what?

You missing the point. I know the admin will not cooperate. Doesn’t mean they can’t have their own witnesses. Vets who are not able to vote or get their medicine. People who live in rural areas and can’t get shit. Get the public involved.

Again, you are putting people on notice that they are committing crimes and can be charged. The top is not going to care, but is you are a mid level person, are you going to jail for Dejoy or trump? Don’t think so. hearings will bring more people forward. The media needs to be forced to cover this.

Public hearings can make a difference. Why is grandma not getting her medicine on time is a powerful message. (Also, make republicans defend/own this).

At this point, what the fuck do we have to lose? Really. Playing it safe is BS.

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Cheechako  Aug 15, 2020 • 11:57:31pm

re: #24 Targetpractice

Considering coming back to do…what? At this late stage of the game, what could Dems do to end the rodent copulation?

The Dems need spokespeople on the tube every day reminding everyone that they will not be receiving any Federal aid this week because the Republicans have done nothing this week. No extra dollars to help the unemployed. No help with the rent/mortgage payments due in two weeks.

Pound in the message the public is being screwed by the Republicans every day.

Keep the issue out in front of the voters.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:00:10am

re: #31 Targetpractice

So Pelosi brings the House back in for an emergency session, announces hearings into the matter…and the WH immediately responds by saying it will not allow DeJoy or any of his underlings to appear before Congress to answer questions. Then what?

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Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring House members back from recess next week to investigate whether the Trump administration is deliberately trying to cripple the U.S. Post Office during an election.

Cooper said new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, should be subpoenaed to testify and, if he refuses to cooperate, the House should have him arrested to force his testimony.

“If need be, we could even have the Sergeant at Arms arrest the Postmaster General,” the Nashville Democrat told NewsChannel 5.

newschannel5.com

Time to play hardball.

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TedStriker  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:08:58am

re: #34 Dr Lizardo

Time to play hardball.

My Congressman.

Him and Rep. Steve Cohen are the two bright spots for us TN Dems.

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BigPapa  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:11:47am

I’ve often thought Normalcy Bias was something that only struck us common folk and media muggles. More and more I think it’s stricken the non-AM radio Normies in governement.

Maybe a few will wake up and and realize we’re in a slow moving coup.

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sagehen  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:14:08am

re: #31 Targetpractice

So Pelosi brings the House back in for an emergency session, announces hearings into the matter…and the WH immediately responds by saying it will not allow DeJoy or any of his underlings to appear before Congress to answer questions. Then what?

Do y’all realize DNC starts Monday? Don’t we think this is going to be part of every single speech, while they have prime-time TV coverage. Right now, the House are in their districts, working from home, where they can easily do their research and prep and committee work…

And next week, when the RNC is trying to convention, the House will be back in DC doing hearings, fucking up the R’s TV coverage.

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Targetpractice  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:15:22am

re: #32 I Would Prefer Not To

You missing the point. I know the admin will not cooperate. Doesn’t mean they can’t have their own witnesses. Vets who are not able to vote or get their medicine. People who live in rural areas and can’t get shit. Get the public involved.

Again, you are putting people on notice that they are committing crimes and can be charged. The top is not going to care, but is you are a mid level person, are you going to jail for Dejoy or trump? Don’t think so. hearings will bring more people forward. The media needs to be forced to cover this.

Public hearings can make a difference. Why is grandma not getting her medicine on time is a powerful message. (Also, make republicans defend/own this).

At this point, what the fuck do we have to lose? Really. Playing it safe is BS.

So we’re accusing the Postmaster General of deliberately sabotaging the USPS to rig the election in the favor of the current administration and our star witnesses will be…people who say their mail is running late. I can’t begin to tell you how ridiculous that’s going to look to the media.

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Targetpractice  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:16:16am

re: #33 Cheechako

The Dems need spokespeople on the tube every day reminding everyone that they will not be receiving any Federal aid this week because the Republicans have done nothing this week. No extra dollars to help the unemployed. No help with the rent/mortgage payments due in two weeks.

Pound in the message the public is being screwed by the Republicans every day.

Keep the issue out in front of the voters.

On that we can agree, we need those people out there, making as much noise as possible. Hell, devote a big chunk of time at the convention to doing so. We don’t need hearings to get that message out there.

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sagehen  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:23:31am

The people in Twitter-land who are so upset that Nancy isn’t doing an immediate knee-jerk response… these are the same people who were apoplectic that she didn’t start impeachment proceedings the week the new House was sworn in.

Instead, she waited 7 months to start Impeachment Inquiry hearings, when she had a good set of witnesses lined up and relevant committees got their ducks in a row. Leading to weeks of compelling live-televised hearings, and the Senate punted, and suddenly half a dozen Republican senators found their re-election much less likely.

Trust in Nancy. She knows how to math, and she knows how to calendar.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 16, 2020 • 12:30:59am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:02:35am

re: #28 BigPapa

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding

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ckkatz  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:12:23am

re: #30 Dread Pirate Ron

I’m probably missing something, but that tweet is from June.

BTW it’s been raining in the DC area most of the day. So I doubt much is happening outside.

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ckkatz  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:21:47am

The Post Office has brought out some really cool Forever stamps.

In the past year I have picked up sheets of Star Trek stamps, Halloween Stamps, 2 flavors of Hanukah stamps, Cherry Blossom Festival stamps, Solar Eclipse Stamps that change color, and Dragon stamps. The dragon stamps look like some sort of landscape art until you look closely and realize that there is a dragon in there.

One of my neighbors has 3 German Shepherds so I picked up a sheet of the “Military Working Dogs” and gave it to them recently.

Two other neighbors have started keeping small groups of chickens, but I have not yet seen any chicken stamps.

Apparently though, keeping chickens is an ‘in’ thing locally right now. I did mention to the neighbors my mother’s experience with chickens from her aunt’s farm outside of St Joseph Missouri. That chickens are either pets or dinner. It is a bad idea to try to make them both.

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ckkatz  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:25:16am

This is my feeling as well. Nancy and her House Leadership are savvy politicians. I respect their judgement.

re: #40 sagehen

The people in Twitter-land who are so upset that Nancy isn’t doing an immediate knee-jerk response… these are the same people who were apoplectic that she didn’t start impeachment proceedings the week the new House was sworn in.

Instead, she waited 7 months to start Impeachment Inquiry hearings, when she had a good set of witnesses lined up and relevant committees got their ducks in a row. Leading to weeks of compelling live-televised hearings, and the Senate punted, and suddenly half a dozen Republican senators found their re-election much less likely.

Trust in Nancy. She knows how to math, and she knows how to calendar.

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ckkatz  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:27:18am

Oh well, looks like the weekend early morning shift has not started yet. I think that I will go back to bed. See all later ‘today’.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:40:10am

re: #44 ckkatz

Two other neighbors have started keeping small groups of chickens, but I have not yet seen any chicken stamps.

Apparently though, keeping chickens is an ‘in’ thing locally right now. I did mention to the neighbors my mother’s experience with chickens from her aunt’s farm outside of St Joseph Missouri. That chickens are either pets or dinner. It is a bad idea to try to make them both.

An old friend of mine who lives in the Portland, OR suburbs has chickens in her backyard. She’s pretty happy about it. Fresh eggs. I don’t think she’s quite gotten around to seeing them as chicken tikka masala yet, though.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:46:43am

re: #44 ckkatz

The Post Office has brought out some really cool Forever stamps.

In the past year I have picked up sheets of Star Trek stamps, Halloween Stamps, 2 flavors of Hanukah stamps, Cherry Blossom Festival stamps, Solar Eclipse Stamps that change color, and Dragon stamps. The dragon stamps look like some sort of landscape art until you look closely and realize that there is a dragon in there.

One of my neighbors has 3 German Shepherds so I picked up a sheet of the “Military Working Dogs” and gave it to them recently.

Two other neighbors have started keeping small groups of chickens, but I have not yet seen any chicken stamps.

Apparently though, keeping chickens is an ‘in’ thing locally right now. I did mention to the neighbors my mother’s experience with chickens from her aunt’s farm outside of St Joseph Missouri. That chickens are either pets or dinner. It is a bad idea to try to make them both.

A few people thought it a bit unsettling that my brother could name who dinner had been. (My niece named all the chickens. And early on my brother had both layers and meat chickens. It’s been all layers for quite a few years now.)

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ckkatz  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:46:47am

re: #47 Dr Lizardo

My mother’s experience was as a little girl. She kind of adopted one of the chickens as a pet. Including giving it a name.

The adults did not view it the same way. As my mother found out one night during a dinner of chicken stew.

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ckkatz  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:49:17am

re: #48 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

A few people thought it a bit unsettling that my brother could name who dinner had been. (My niece named all the chickens. And early on my brother had both layers and meat chickens. It’s been all layers for quite a few years now.)

Yup, it’s generally a bad idea to name dinner. :)

The problem with layers is that they start to be less productive after a year or so. And then what do the owners decide to do?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:50:51am

Let there be chickens, aka “vicious little dinosaurs” as my brother refers to them.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:51:45am

This is great:

Vader’s Home Run: Japan Pacific League Baseball and Star Wars

And one of those rare YouTube comments that’s genuine gold:

Vader: “Okay… so here’s what happened… a bunch of kids flying X-wings found a weak point in the Death Star’s Defenses

Scout Trooper: Like that exhaust port?

Vader: You idiot, it’s only 2 meters wide, the Emperor would never buy that!

Clone War Veteran Stormtrooper: Unless you said one of them was a Jedi or Jedi descendant.

Tatooine Trooper: Oh, like Anakin’s son?

Vader: …he died with his mother during child birth.

Tatooine Trooper: No he isn’t, good kid really, lives with his uncle, Owen and his wife Beru on Tatooine. Old Ben Kenobi checks in on him from time to time. Last saw him a few hours ago driving into Mos Eisley with Old Ben and a couple of droids.

Vader and 501st Trooper: …

Tatooine Trooper: What? OH, yeah, don’t worry, they weren’t the droids we were looking for… Old Ben assured me of that.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:53:34am

re: #50 ckkatz

Yup, it’s generally a bad idea to name dinner. :)

The problem with layers is that they start to be less productive after a year or so. And then what do the owners decide to do?

Since my brother is not mass marketing eggs he puts up with reduced production from his small flock (6-9 hens). Usually adds a few pullets per year to replace losses. And doesn’t “stew” non/low producers (or make chicken pies from them). He gets sufficient eggs to keep himself supplied plus gives/sells a dozen here and there to people.

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ckkatz  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:55:36am

re: #51 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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Let there be chickens, aka “vicious little dinosaurs” as my brother refers to them.

Yes, they can be very cruel to weak members of their flock. Including ganging up to peck individuals to death.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 16, 2020 • 2:03:41am

re: #54 ckkatz

Yes, they can be very cruel to weak members of their flock. Including ganging up to peck individuals to death.

Yep. My brother puts in a obstacle course when he has young chickens added to the flock. Something they can dodge through when chased that the older/still slightly larger chickens can’t navigate as well. He’ll also temporarily divide the sleeping area of the coop for a while when the pullets go in there.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 16, 2020 • 2:11:20am

Lightning moving into the Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur area of California

.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 2:15:58am

Some drone footage taken around 14 August of the devastation of the Beirut explosion. It’s sped up a bit for dramatic effect, and music and some voiceover work has been added, but this gives the viewer a real sense of the almost apocalyptic damage caused by the blast.

From the ashes, we shall rise again

Some great piloting skills there, too.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 2:24:46am

re: #57 Dr Lizardo

BTW, try playing it back at 0.5 speed and if you want, turn off the audio. At that speed, the sheer scale of the devastation is mind-boggling.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2020 • 3:00:27am

Tonight’s genealogy discovery: A 10th great aunt was convicted of witchcraft and beheaded.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2020 • 3:00:55am

Everyone has things in their closets…

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dangerman  Aug 16, 2020 • 3:08:09am

re: #59 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Tonight’s genealogy discovery: A 10th great aunt was convicted of witchcraft and beheaded.

10?
wow that’s a lot for one family tree!
;-)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2020 • 3:23:49am

re: #61 dangerman

10?
wow that’s a lot for one family tree!

Well, who knows.

She is the third person in my tree that I know was executed. but so far the only person beheaded for being a witch. Two great-great-something grand fathers were hung.

It appears that witch trials were quite the thing in Norway in the 17th century. In my aunt’s case, both her father and brother were parish priests, but they had already died before she was tried and executed.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2020 • 3:31:59am

re: #61 dangerman

10?
wow that’s a lot for one family tree!
;-)

Still 3 short.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 3:32:28am

re: #62 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It appears that witch trials were quite the thing in Norway in the 17th century.

Sweden also. One of the more infamous trials were the Torsåker witch trials - that led to 71 people (65 women and six men) being beheaded and their bodies burned on a single day.

Two boys were employed to point out the witches, apparently by noticing an “invisible mark” on the accused’s forehead. After the trials and executions, those two boys were found with their throats cut from ear to ear; it’s presumed by most they were killed by the relatives of the “witches” who’d been executed.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 16, 2020 • 4:19:27am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 16, 2020 • 4:42:07am

re: #46 ckkatz

Oh well, looks like the weekend early morning shift has not started yet. I think that I will go back to bed. See all later ‘today’.

I’m here. Demon spawn decided it was time for me to get up and take her out. Then she went back to bed.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 16, 2020 • 4:45:43am

😂

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Targetpractice  Aug 16, 2020 • 4:49:52am

re: #67 Patricia Kayden

😂

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Truly we have lost a national treasure.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 16, 2020 • 4:52:59am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 5:24:08am
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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 16, 2020 • 5:46:52am

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

I think I’ve seen this movie before.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 5:54:52am

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

“There is a NATO military build-up on our western border.”
“Tanks and planes have been deployed at our border.”

Remember that Putin’s promises of support only apply in the event of an external threat…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 5:57:26am

Anti-Lukashenko protests right now in Belarus:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 5:57:58am

re: #73 Dr Lizardo

Anti-Lukashenko protests right now in Belarus:

Looks like an external threat to me!

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:00:21am

Only expected to get in the 70’s today in upstate NY, I think I’ll make a big pot of chili with and some homemade cornbread.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:18:09am
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jeffreyw  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:22:19am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:24:32am

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Looks like an external threat to me!

From the Lithuanian Foreign Minister:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:25:32am

Obama investigates Putin meddling in 2016 election in 2016: “Using office for political advantage, witch hunt”

Trump investigates Putin meddling in 2020 election: not gonna happen

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:34:49am

I have a couple of questions regarding portable UV lights. Do they really work and which one is the best?

And what type of safety glasses will I need? Can I use my polarized sunglasses?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:38:36am

re: #76 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Has to negotiate his exit package.

Trump is negotiating his golden-(shower)-parachute.

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dangerman  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:51:25am

I totally cribbed this from some rando

” A good argument the Trump campaign might make against Harris: She is of such low moral character that she one accepted campaign donations from a New York real estate mogul with a history of being a slumlord, running a fake university, stiffing his contractors, committing sexual assault, etc.”

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b_sharp  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:54:56am

If a political candidate doesn’t personally validate and accept or reject every single donation to their campaign they are too impure to hold political office.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 6:59:15am

re: #83 b_sharp

If a political candidate doesn’t personally validate and accept or reject every single donation to their campaign they are too impure to hold political office.

so if a candidate does not live up to your personal standards, then JUST DON’T VOTE

/

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:03:24am

re: #83 b_sharp

If a political candidate doesn’t personally validate and accept or reject every single donation to their campaign they are too impure to hold political office.

Real populists only accept in-kind donations, cage-free chickens and organic vegetables.

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b_sharp  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:07:25am

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so if a candidate does not live up to your personal standards, then JUST DON’T VOTE

/

Vote for the duck. They never get political contributions.

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JC1  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:11:33am

A legit point of criticism of Harris is that the bank settlement she touted in the past as one of her landmark achievements was pretty much dogshit and fell far short of what she promised at the outset. Over promise and under deliver by 3x or so, and then take a victory lap is not a good look.

Still, none of that matters because Biden/Harris are running against Trump. Trump can’t be allowed to win again.

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lizardofid  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:14:02am

Am I the only one that has never heard of cloud of secrecy behind these Presidential Emergency Action Documents? CBS Sunday Morning had a spot on it this morning, and maybe the most disturbing part was the fact that one of those interviewed was John Yoo!

cbsnews.com

Oh, good morning!

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Nojay UK  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:18:47am

re: #80 PhillyPretzel

If they’re UV-C (aka far-UV) sterilising lights you need to be out of the room when they’re on, also remove pets, kids and anything that would normally fade or be damaged by really really bright sunlight, stuff like unstabilised plastics, computer screens, TVs etc. Properly-rated glasses will protect your eyes but UV-C will cause sunburn on exposed skin, too much will cause skin cancers.

Basically, UV-C lamps aka Awesome Flesh-Burning Death Lamps are as dangerous as fuck and amateurs who have to ask questions like you just did shouldn’t play around with them. UV-A and UV-B lamps are less dangerous but they don’t sterilise worth a damn.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:22:20am

re: #89 Nojay UK

So I should stick to using rubbing alcohol and forget about a product like this.
amazon.com

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stpaulbear  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:30:43am

re: #90 PhillyPretzel

So I should stick to using rubbing alcohol and forget about a product like this.
amazon.com

After reading Nojay UK’s comment, that sounds like a good plan to me.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:32:28am

I just saw this on WaPo’s website:
washingtonpost.com

DT is going to be in a very dark mood because of his brother dying.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:33:17am

re: #89 Nojay UK

Had to nerd out on the glass when he said soda glass won’t pass UV-C, but borosilicate glass (he said Pyrex) might; neither of thoss glass types will allow UV-C transmission; Ok, the Boro may allow a little. I always used quartz in the lab to allow UV-C transmission, but it does turn out some specialty glasses do, meaning those lamps aren’t quartz, and therefore are affordable.

I just answered a question no one but me cared about.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:35:24am

re: #92 PhillyPretzel

I just saw this on WaPo’s website:
washingtonpost.com

DT is going to be in a very dark mood because of his brother dying.

Nah. He doesn’t actually care. More of the family fortune for him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:39:48am

re: #94 GlutenFreeJesus

Nah. He doesn’t actually care. More of the family fortune for him.

He will be sad in the sense of missing someone he was once close to.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:41:40am
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JC1  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:42:25am

re: #95 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will be sad in the sense of missing someone he was once close to.

I wish him a speedy reunion.

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dangerman  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:42:39am

re: #87 JC1

A legit point of criticism of Harris is that the bank settlement she touted in the past as one of her landmark achievements was pretty much dogshit and fell far short of what she promised at the outset. Over promise and under deliver by 3x or so, and then take a victory lap is not a good look.

Still, none of that matters because Biden/Harris are running against Trump. Trump can’t be allowed to win again.

Y’all did get that the contributor in #82 was trump

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:43:58am

re: #93 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Had to nerd out on the glass when he said soda glass won’t pass UV-C, but borosilicate glass (he said Pyrex) might; neither of thoss glass types will allow UV-C transmission; Ok, the Boro may allow a little. I always used quartz in the lab to allow UV-C transmission, but it does turn out some specialty glasses do, meaning those lamps aren’t quartz, and therefore are affordable.

I just answered a question no one but me cared about.

In ancient days Nikon marketed a lens to image in the UV, the Quartz Nikkor 105. Several elements were fused silica. It was rare and hellishly expensive.

company7.com

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Nojay UK  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:46:00am

re: #91 stpaulbear

For some strange reason (COVID-19 cough cough) there’s been an upsurge in interest in UV-sterilising kit and the Far Eastern manufacturers have gotten on the bandwagon selling lamps and bags which reputedly are UV-C rated. It’s actually rare for the LED-based units to actually produce UV-C (about 250nm wavelength), they are usually UV-A or UV-B disco-style blacklights with a wavelength of about 350nm. This is a lot less dangerous but pretty much useless for sterilising purposes. Genuine sterilising units nearly all use mercury vapour tubes like the one Big Clive in the video I linked to was demonstrating — basically if you smell burning flesh when it’s working it’s the real thing as it destroys dead skin and skin bacteria.

Genuine UV-C LEDs do exist but they tend to be very expensive but sticker price on these kinds of units does not guarantee actual UV-C performance. You can test them with green bananas, a few seconds exposure to real UV-C will cause the banana’s skin to turn yellow.

Remember also the difference between bacteria and viruses — the size difference alone means you have to use a lot more sterilising light to destroy a virus because it’s much smaller. Most UV-C lamps are intended to kill bacteria like E. coli and Legionnaire’s Disease in water supplies and the like, they’re not really rated for viruses.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:48:14am

Biden being presidential:

Swan being the rest of us:

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:50:10am

re: #101 Belafon

I agree with the Bishop.

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Kilroy was here  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:52:04am

Yah.. I want to these these guy on trial…

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HypnoToad  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:52:55am

re: #100 Nojay UK

Interesting fact about how much ultraviolet light the Sun emits—and the earth’s atmosphere blocks. If you were exposed to solar UV above the atmosphere without any protection (bare skin) for one second, it would kill you. One minute of exposure at the distance of Pluto would also kill you.

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BigPapa  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:53:21am

re: #103 Kilroy was here

Meadows is a Tu Quoque sucker.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:53:36am

re: #101 Belafon

Biden being presidential:

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He really is the anti Trump in many ways. And that’s what I wanted out of our ticket the most.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:54:29am

re: #92 PhillyPretzel

I just saw this on WaPo’s website:
washingtonpost.com

DT is going to be in a very dark mood because of his brother dying.

Yeah. He might get in two rounds of 18 holes today.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 7:59:57am

re: #103 Kilroy was here

MarkMeadows on the post office: “Democrats are trying to use the electoral process to their political advantage.”

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stpaulbear  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:00:07am

re: #101 Belafon

Joe Biden
@JoeBiden
Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert’s passing. I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these. I hope you know that our prayers are with you all.

Joe makes it all about himself!!

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:01:10am

Sabrina worked on Bloomberg’s and Booker’s campaigns.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:03:07am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:04:46am

re: #104 HypnoToad

Interesting fact about how much ultraviolet light the Sun emits—and the earth’s atmosphere blocks. If you were exposed to solar UV above the atmosphere without any protection (bare skin) for one second, it would kill you. One minute of exposure at the distance of Pluto would also kill you.

Amazing

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:08:44am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:09:14am

re: #77 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:09:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:11:16am

re: #111 Belafon

Seeing so many trump2020 signs on farms makes me think the heartland of America is racist.]

They all have a black friend somewhere…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:15:15am

re: #110 Belafon

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Sabrina worked on Bloomberg’s and Booker’s campaigns.

I’m feeling excited too. Seeing Biden and Harris together has given me the most hope Ive felt since the midterms.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:15:48am

Last one for a while:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:18:35am

re: #118 Belafon

Last one for a while:

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Seriously. It’s basically saying “Yeah I acknowledge Trump is awful but I’m going to throw a tantrum.” These people are the ideological heirs of those who refused to support the Social Democratic Party against the Nazis.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:20:58am

Don’t want to vote for Biden-Harris. Don’t demand they listen to you either especially if you’ve been going around claiming Biden is a senile rapist.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:21:10am

re: #92 PhillyPretzel

I just saw this on WaPo’s website:
washingtonpost.com

DT is going to be in a very dark mood because of his brother dying.

He played golf yesterday while his brother was taking his last breaths.

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:30:02am

re: #90 PhillyPretzel

So I should stick to using rubbing alcohol and forget about a product like this.
amazon.com

It’s fine, only says it’s a choking hazard!

//

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:37:00am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They all have a black friend somewhere…

Having come from farm country in Illinois and Indiana one thing that surprised me when I lived near Richmond, VA was the existence of Black-owned farms. They simple don’t exist in Illinois and Indiana. Black people migrating to your part of Indiana were basically chased through the state to make sure they didn’t settle down outside of urban areas. So, yeah, high probability of some racism there.

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Jay C  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:38:18am

re: #111 Belafon

Well, just more evidence (which OUGHT to be obvious, but as far as a lot of the Internet is concerned, ain’t), that the election is far from a “gimme” at this point: and that a lot of good-old-fashioned national campaigning (though modified for the ongoing pandemic) is going to be needed to put this thing away on Nov. 3.

An interesting piece in today’s NYT about those “hidden” TRump voters the GOP seems to be relying on so much (article focusing on NC): the bad news is that they DO exist - the better news is that their numbers are unlikely to be as large as the Trumpsters are trying to hype. RTWT.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:40:24am

re: #124 Jay C

Well, just more evidence (which OUGHT to be obvious, but as far as a lot of the Internet is concerned, ain’t), that the election is far from a “gimme” at this point: and that a lot of good-old-fashioned national campaigning (though modified for the ongoing pandemic) is going to be needed to put this thing away on Nov. 3.

An interesting piece in today’s NYT about those “hidden” TRump voters the GOP seems to be relying on so much (article focusing on NC): the bad news is that they DO exist - the better news is that their numbers are unlikely to be as large as the Trumpsters are trying to hype. RTWT.

I’m just trying to see where he gains and where Biden loses. It’s not a gimme but I think we have good reason to be optimistic. The real worry I have is the aftermath. Biden/Harris are going to have their hands full.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:44:06am

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Having come from farm country in Illinois and Indiana one thing that surprised me when I lived near Richmond, VA was the existence of Black-owned farms. They simple don’t exist in Illinois and Indiana. Black people migrating to your part of Indiana were basically chased through the state to make sure they didn’t settle down outside of urban areas. So, yeah, high probability of some racism there.

I read about the Great Migration a few years back. The legacies of slavery and Jim Crow are very real and still relevant in the 21st century.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:47:45am

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Having come from farm country in Illinois and Indiana one thing that surprised me when I lived near Richmond, VA was the existence of Black-owned farms. They simple don’t exist in Illinois and Indiana. Black people migrating to your part of Indiana were basically chased through the state to make sure they didn’t settle down outside of urban areas. So, yeah, high probability of some racism there.

And even then, they were settled in the black regions of cities, like in Gary.

I grew up at 3775 Johnson street, Michael Jackson grew up at 2775 Jackson Street.

Only a few miles separated us, but so did the Interstate and the Calumet River…

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:47:50am

re: #124 Jay C

Well, just more evidence (which OUGHT to be obvious, but as far as a lot of the Internet is concerned, ain’t), that the election is far from a “gimme” at this point: and that a lot of good-old-fashioned national campaigning (though modified for the ongoing pandemic) is going to be needed to put this thing away on Nov. 3.

An interesting piece in today’s NYT about those “hidden” TRump voters the GOP seems to be relying on so much (article focusing on NC): the bad news is that they DO exist - the better news is that their numbers are unlikely to be as large as the Trumpsters are trying to hype. RTWT.

Romney was counting on them too. I hope that ends as well for DT as it did for him.

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BigPapa  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:48:45am

Thread from Seth, related:

Almost 90% of the people who voted for Trump were white. That’s about 56 million, out of the 62 million votes he got.
60% of Hillary’s voters were white. That’s about 39 million out of 65 million.
Amongst non-whites, Hillary beat Trump 39 million to 6 million.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:49:01am

re: #128 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Romney was counting on them too. I hope that ends as well for DT as it did for him.

One thing Trump could count on in 2016 was a lot of voter apathy and indifference. He has pissed off to many people in the meantime for that to happen again.

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retired cynic  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:51:00am

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Sundown towns. Mine, of adoption, was one of these.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:53:00am

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

One thing Trump could count on in 2016 was a lot of voter apathy and indifference. He has pissed off to many people in the meantime for that to happen again.

It’s in fact the opposite. Turnout was up during the primary.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:54:02am

re: #129 BigPapa

Thread from Seth, related:

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Thing is white voters don’t hate Biden like they did Clinton. Biden is also winning among Catholics and the elderly, both of which HRC struggled with.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:55:14am

Trump’s bullshit worked when he was on the outside looking in. Now that he’s actually in office. It’s a different ballgame and I’m going to shout that from here until November.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:56:22am

Little known fact of 2016 but HRC actually outperformed Obama in some places. What hurt us was turnout.

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:56:29am

re: #124 Jay C

Well, just more evidence (which OUGHT to be obvious, but as far as a lot of the Internet is concerned, ain’t), that the election is far from a “gimme” at this point: and that a lot of good-old-fashioned national campaigning (though modified for the ongoing pandemic) is going to be needed to put this thing away on Nov. 3.

An interesting piece in today’s NYT about those “hidden” TRump voters the GOP seems to be relying on so much (article focusing on NC): the bad news is that they DO exist - the better news is that their numbers are unlikely to be as large as the Trumpsters are trying to hype. RTWT.

I made two predictions after 2016 - one, that he would win again in 2020 easily, and two, that he would have more voters in 2020 than the 62 million in 2016. The first may turn out to be wrong - given the naked voter suppression tactics, there won’t be anything easy about the win. I still stand by the second, though. Four more years of Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and FOX indoctrination will only make more Trumpers.

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JC1  Aug 16, 2020 • 8:56:53am

re: #98 dangerman

Y’all did get that the contributor in #82 was trump

Yes. And he contributed to every Democratic candidate since Carter.

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Jay C  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:00:28am

re: #128 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Romney was counting on them too. I hope that ends as well for DT as it did for him.

And another thing that NYT article pointed out was that most respectable pollsters actually have learned a lesson from their miscalculations in 2016, and aren’t taking stuff for granted this time round.
And another factor they point out is that unlike four years ago, there’s no real movement to third parties: Libertarians and Greens are polling in the fractions: a sudden shift (from either end of the spectrum) is considered really unlikely this year.
It’s North Carolina, though: it will likely be close: but it does illustrate the (dire) need not to get overconfident, and work away ceaselessly til Nov. 3rd.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:01:41am

Lre: #131 retired cynic

Sundown towns. Mine, of adoption, was one of these.

I get really annoyed when people act like ugly racism has only been a Southern thing. Lots of sundown clauses, defacto segregated neighborhoods, limited social advancement, etc up North.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:03:12am

re: #139 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

I get really annoyed when people act like ugly racism has only been a Southern thing. Lots of sundown clauses, defacto segregated neighborhoods, limited social advancement, etc up North.

and it is not “economic anxiety” I remember when things were booming for the white working class in the Midwest and they were still racist as anything…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:03:47am

I just can’t give into despair y’all. Can Trump still win? Sure but acknowledge too that right now there is legitimate reason to be optimistic. I’m not saying start popping that champagne but be happy that Biden is in good shape as you want a challenger to be.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:05:20am

re: #139 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

I get really annoyed when people act like ugly racism has only been a Southern thing. Lots of sundown clauses, defacto segregated neighborhoods, limited social advancement, etc up North.

When I lived in the Pacific Northwest with my parents as a kid, the house they’d bought included a covenant that stated that it was forbidden to sell the house to a black person, a Jewish person or (oddly, I thought) a Catholic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:06:28am

re: #141 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I just can’t give into despair y’all. Can Trump still win? Sure but acknowledge too that right now there is legitimate reason to be optimistic. I’m not saying start popping that champagne but be happy that Biden is in good shape as you want a challenger to be.

His chances of winning a majority or even plurality of the popular vote are slim to zero. And his chances of winning the electoral vote are low, but he still has a number of tricks up his sleeve that he can use to game the election to his favor and he is determined to stop at nothing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:06:50am

re: #140 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and it is not “economic anxiety” I remember when things were booming for the white working class in the Midwest and they were still racist as anything…

It never was. What happened is a lot of those midwestern towns got more diversity and they couldn’t handle it. I had an UN of classmates from the start. Had classmates with parents from all over and I attribute that greatly along with my own pedigree and now extended family how I view the world. One of my childhood best friends was from Peru as is my sil and my niece’s godfather is black. Plus my dad worked with many immigrants as an equal as have I.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:09:18am

re: #144 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It never was. What happened is a lot of those midwestern towns got more diversity and they couldn’t handle it..

my widowed mom could not afford to join the white flight to the suburbs so I wound up growing up the only white kid on a block full of blacks and Latinos.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:09:35am

Lidl will be opening a new generation of supermarkets in my area tomorrow. This new store is taking the place of one that had been there for many years.

Photogallery here: moravskoslezsky.denik.cz

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:10:20am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

His chances of winning a majority or even plurality of the popular vote are slim to zero. And his chances of winning the electoral vote are low, but he still has a number of tricks up his sleeve that he can use to game the election to his favor and he is determined to stop at nothing.

We’re just as determined. I’m just trying to tell you and others that healthy optimism is okay. We can’t live in the wreckage of 2016. We have to get on our feet and that’s why I’ve spent the past three years immersing myself locally. We haven’t always won. I still have a homophobe troll delegate in Richmond but I also have a great champion of transgender people in Washington and a state Senator in Richmond who isn’t writing letters praising Assad.

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teleskiguy  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:11:41am
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Ferdinand  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:13:13am

re: #141 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

My default stance for months has been guarded optimism. On the one hand, this hard rule hasn’t failed me yet: it will get worse. No matter what is being discussed - the political situation or critical institutions and infrastructure - local or national, it will get worse. For example, this took the sting out of the failure to extend the emergency unemployment benefits and the attack on the post office.
BUT! On the other hand, are the overall facts on the ground - the totality of Dysfunctional America - getting worse fast enough that they will prevent us from having something like a fair election in November, through which Biden is elected? And, my current conclusion is that they are not. No one can breath a sigh of relief until he’s out of office, but I agree that we’re looking at a landslide repudiation of the GOP. The worsening situation we are all facing, and the inevitable unknowns still to come, still looks to me like it will only serve to drive the anti-Trump vote.
I read Slate’s article this week about their 10 nightmare election scenarios, and how likely each is. There’s some bad juju there. But none of it is likely, and all require a close election. The worst scenarios include things like attacks on power grids on election day, or Trump starting a war. We shall see.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:15:34am

re: #149 Ferdinand

My default stance for months has been guarded optimism. On the one hand, this hard rule hasn’t failed me yet: it will get worse. No matter what is being discussed - the political situation or critical institutions and infrastructure - local or national, it will get worse. For example, this took the sting out of the failure to extend the emergency unemployment benefits and the attack on the post office.
BUT! On the other hand, are the overall facts on the ground - the totality of Dysfunctional America - getting worse fast enough that they will prevent us from having something like a fair election in November, through which Biden is elected? And, my current conclusion is that they are not. No one can breath a sigh of relief until he’s out of office, but I agree that we’re looking at a landslide repudiation of the GOP. The worsening situation we are all facing, and the inevitable unknowns still to come, still looks to me like it will only serve to drive the anti-Trump vote.
I read Slate’s article this week about their 10 nightmare election scenarios, and how likely each is. There’s some bad juju there. But none of it is likely, and all require a close election. The worst scenarios include things like attacks on power grids on election day, or Trump starting a war. We shall see.

Yeah cautious optimism. I just ask people not go but 2016 when they see Biden beating Trump. Trump as challenger and Trump as President are two different games. We have to be ready for anything but I don’t want people despairing too. I think we can get a repudiating landslide this fall. I really do.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:15:40am

re: #136 Renaissance_Man

I made two predictions after 2016 - one, that he would win again in 2020 easily, and two, that he would have more voters in 2020 than the 62 million in 2016. The first may turn out to be wrong - given the naked voter suppression tactics, there won’t be anything easy about the win. I still stand by the second, though. Four more years of Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and FOX indoctrination will only make more Trumpers.

Well, except that no mail service will make them poor and sick (no prescriptions, no social security) and covid will make (some of) them dead. I note that registered republicans’ numbers are plummeting.

Meanwhile some critical constituencies (e.g. suburban women) are abandoning him.

Also too, he doesn’t have four more years, he has less than three months. Still a hard fight, but we have a chance to win it. Start now.

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retired cynic  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:17:46am

House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top officials testify at ‘urgent’ hearing

The House Oversight Committee announced a hearing for Aug. 24, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan

WaPo

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retired cynic  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:24:25am

Democrats know exactly what the campaign is about, Jennifer Rubin, WaPo

Plaudits for Team Blue

It speaks volumes about the nature of the presidential race that President Trump plans on popping up for all four nights of his virtual convention. Former vice president Joe Biden, by contrast, will show off “a star-studded array of the country’s most prominent party leaders, key allies of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and rising stars in Democratic circles,” ABC News reports. He’ll appear, as is the tradition, on the last night. Trump insists on making it all about him; Biden is delighted to make this a referendum on Trump.

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teleskiguy  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:24:32am
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retired cynic  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:31:36am

Tracing Trump’s Postal Service obsession — from ‘loser’ to ‘scam’ to ‘rigged election’, Rucker, Dawsey and Parker, WaPo

I didn’t know this:

Winifred Gallagher, author of “How the Post Office Created America,” said the closest historical analogy is President Andrew Jackson — a self-styled populist whose portrait Trump hung in the Oval Office soon after moving in.
When Jackson was elected in 1828, Gallagher said, “the post office was the federal government as most Americans experienced it,” considering at least three-quarters of federal workers were employed by the Postal Service. Once in office, Jackson replaced 13 percent of postal workers — almost all of whom had been aligned with his predecessor, John Quincy Adams — with loyalists, even though many of the new workers had no postal experience.
“That’s what this reminds me of, this kind of politicization,” Gallagher said. “You really have to go back to Jackson to see it.”

And the Koch brothers have wanted to privatize the USPS. “Long-envisioned ideological project.”

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retired cynic  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:33:09am

re: #155 retired cynic

This article is a longer, deep dive, and worth the read.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:40:16am

Intersex -The way we think about sex is wrong - given by Emily Quinn

All the right whingers need to listen to this talk. It’s given by an XY-Intersex woman with no uterus and testes.

2% of the population are Intersex; many don’t find out until much later in life. DR’S lie and our society needs to place people into the male-female dichotomy box. But it’s a problem, gonads are not the real issue.

Ed-fixed link

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:48:52am

re: #35 TedStriker

My Congressman.

Him and Rep. Steve Cohen are the two bright spots for us TN Dems.

Jim Cooper still has a LONG way to go to atone for his sabotage of Hillary’s health care plan.

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teleskiguy  Aug 16, 2020 • 9:49:42am

The good news: The fire is being blown south due to a northerly flow away from population centers. I woke up to clear skies for the first time since Monday. The bad news: The fire is still 0% contained and grew another 6,000 acres yesterday, to 25,000 acres. A guy I knew from primary school days, his family’s ranch (one of the last family owned ranches in the state) is imperiled.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:03:45am

Don’t want to start a big conversation now, but after we settle with all the Trumpisti and their enablers, I want to talk about feeding a bunch of Dem/Prog fundraisers into the woodchipper.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:05:13am

re: #67 Patricia Kayden

😂

[Embedded content]

Shed no tears for Bill The Whore. He’ll be going to Parler where he can continue his slobbering devotion to Mussoweeney!

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:05:19am

Just saw a John Cornyn ad. It feated a woman who was talking about school, which flashed to a video of a full classroom with no masks. I was washing dishes, so I didn’t hear what she was talking about, but I’m assuming it was about returning to normal. At the end, the woman and John were talking but had masks on. The woman’s name was Becky.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:08:23am

re: #92 PhillyPretzel

I just saw this on WaPo’s website:
washingtonpost.com

DT is going to be in a very dark mood because of his brother dying.

I doubt it. He could care less just like he didn’t give a damn when his older brother passed.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:09:26am
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:09:28am

re: #163 🌹UOJB!

Yes. I can see that.

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sagehen  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:10:18am
167
CleverToad  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:18:40am

re: #160 Decatur Deb

Don’t want to start a big conversation now, but after we settle with all the Trumpisti and their enablers, I want to talk about feeding a bunch of Dem/Prog fundraisers into the woodchipper.

Thereby hangs a tale…?
Don’t forget to tell us, when we get get (hopefully) across the river.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:18:47am

re: #109 stpaulbear

Joe makes it all about himself!!

MAGATS are actually tweeting that shit.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:21:14am

re: #168 🌹UOJB!

MAGATS are actually tweeting that shit.

Did they not see that Trump literally made a big deal of Lewis not attending his inauguration or were they too busy licking Trump’s boots to notice.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:21:52am

re: #111 Belafon

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:22:51am
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Jay C  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:23:55am

re: #168 🌹UOJB!

MAGATS are actually tweeting that shit.

To each other, probably: that tweet was about as sincere and heartfelt a condolence message as we’re likely to see (on the level of national political figures, anyway) - bitching about “Joe making it about himself” is only going to come across as cheap, nasty, and petty. So typically RW, only…

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:26:03am

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Having come from farm country in Illinois and Indiana one thing that surprised me when I lived near Richmond, VA was the existence of Black-owned farms. They simple don’t exist in Illinois and Indiana. Black people migrating to your part of Indiana were basically chased through the state to make sure they didn’t settle down outside of urban areas. So, yeah, high probability of some racism there.

Reminder that Indiana was one of the states where the KKK got control of the state government back in the 1920s.

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stpaulbear  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:26:10am

re: #168 🌹UOJB!

MAGATS are actually tweeting that shit.

I knew someone would get around to it for real (not as snark) when I posted it.

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mmmirele  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:26:30am

re: #157 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Intersex -The way we think about sex is wrong - given by Emily Quinn

All the right whingers need to listen to this talk. It’s given by an XY-Intersex woman with no uterus and testes.

2% of the population are Intersex; many don’t find out until much later in life. DR’S lie and our society needs to place people into the male-female dichotomy box. But it’s a problem, gonads are not the real issue.

Ed-fixed link

Evangelicals don’t hardly acknowledge the existence of intersex people because it fucks up their beliefs that people are either male or female. I called the 2017 Nashville Statement biologically incoherent because it says:

Article 5

WE AFFIRM that the differences between male and female reproductive structures are integral to God’s design for self-conception as male or female.

WE DENY that physical anomalies or psychological conditions nullify the God-appointed link between biological sex and self-conception as male or female.

In short, they deny the existence of intersex persons. It’s also the kind of bullshit that filters down to doctors and parents who demand that their infants with ambiguous external genitalia get “fixed” with surgery. I could go on a longer rant but I will spare you this morning.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:29:01am

re: #124 Jay C

Well, just more evidence (which OUGHT to be obvious, but as far as a lot of the Internet is concerned, ain’t), that the election is far from a “gimme” at this point: and that a lot of good-old-fashioned national campaigning (though modified for the ongoing pandemic) is going to be needed to put this thing away on Nov. 3.

An interesting piece in today’s NYT about those “hidden” TRump voters the GOP seems to be relying on so much (article focusing on NC): the bad news is that they DO exist - the better news is that their numbers are unlikely to be as large as the Trumpsters are trying to hype. RTWT.

There are plenty of folks on Social Security that I deal with who boast of how much they love Trump. Last week I dealt with one who said she would be willing to take a bullet for him. “Trump won’t take our Social Security away. Pelosi will. Watch Fox News and see how Democrats are sabotaging Social Security and Medicare”

I have to listen to this shit and keep my mouth shut.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:35:10am

re: #176 🌹UOJB!

I too have to keep my mouth shut especially when talking to any of the Republicans in my ward. I understand completely.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:35:56am

re: #139 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

I get really annoyed when people act like ugly racism has only been a Southern thing. Lots of sundown clauses, defacto segregated neighborhoods, limited social advancement, etc up North.

Segregation was alive and well in Ambridge PA until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our Borough Pool was for whites only. Jews and “Colored” were “asked” to stay out.

The Penney’s store was for whites only. “Colored” and Jews were welcome at the Sears store.

Plenty of “clubs” and bars were “restricted” for whites only.

There was a backlash in the 1964 Democratic Presidential primary when there were lots of write-in votes for George Wallace. Wallace actually beat LBJ in my home precinct.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:36:03am

re: #175 mmmirele

Evangelicals don’t hardly acknowledge the existence of intersex people because it fucks up their beliefs that people are either male or female. I called the 2017 Nashville Statement biologically incoherent because it says:

In short, they deny the existence of intersex persons. It’s also the kind of bullshit that filters down to doctors and parents who demand that their infants with ambiguous external genitalia get “fixed” with surgery. I could go on a longer rant but I will spare you this morning.

“God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”

If you are dealing with a literalist creationist, there is no room for further discussion.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:37:11am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

When I lived in the Pacific Northwest with my parents as a kid, the house they’d bought included a covenant that stated that it was forbidden to sell the house to a black person, a Jewish person or (oddly, I thought) a Catholic.

The Oregon State Constitution originally contained a “Whites-Only” clause.

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BigPapa  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:38:27am

I’m really coming around to the concept that the arc that is the 1964 CRA and conservatism has returned via the Trump era. It’s always been a movement of exclusion, not inclusion.

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🌹UOJB!  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:41:04am

re: #154 teleskiguy

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plansbandc  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:42:19am

re: #180 🌹UOJB!

One of the covenants when dude bought this house was no sale to “Orientals”.

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 16, 2020 • 10:55:00am

re: #175 mmmirele

Evangelicals don’t hardly acknowledge the existence of intersex people because it fucks up their beliefs that people are either male or female. I called the 2017 Nashville Statement biologically incoherent because it says:

In short, they deny the existence of intersex persons. It’s also the kind of bullshit that filters down to doctors and parents who demand that their infants with ambiguous external genitalia get “fixed” with surgery. I could go on a longer rant but I will spare you this morning.

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sagehen  Aug 16, 2020 • 11:19:50am

re: #179 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”

If you are dealing with a literalist creationist, there is no room for further discussion.

Where does Lilith fit in?

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Alephnaught  Aug 16, 2020 • 11:20:55am

re: #164 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

Oh that reminds me! I found this video on Twitter last week when hearing about the storms on the East coast of Scotland, especially Edinburgh.

The little “Oh!!!!!” at the end is *Chef’s Kiss*

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cat-tikvah  Aug 16, 2020 • 1:41:09pm

re: #154 teleskiguy

Jeez, I barely recognized who that is.


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