Friday Night Baritone Funk: Mark Lettieri Group, “Gigantactis”

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From our live-streamed show at the Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney, TX on Aug. 22, 2020.

Jason Thomas: drums
Wes Stephenson: bass
Daniel Porter: keyboards
Mark Lettieri: baritone guitar

Nick Knirk: audio mixing
Brian Omillion: live-stream video

“Gigantactis” written by Mark Lettieri.
Available on “Deep: The Baritone Sessions”
marklettieri.bandcamp.com
© 2020 Mark Lettieri

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LadyBehir  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:37:29pm

GOTV

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:41:00pm

4 more years of the whims of Trump running our country and defining our patriotism?

No thank you and screw you for asking..

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:44:36pm

re: #2 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

4 more years of the whims of Trump running our country and defining our patriotism?

No thank you and screw you for asking..

Oh, and, happy weekend!

If we live on as a democracy I won’t have a manhunt after my ass after election day, that is what the privileged douche bag POTUS and I differ.

The Nuremberg trials were a good test run.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:50:43pm

As a Democrat I must take all good news as bad news and every lead as a sign of doom.

This is nice to see though. maybe i shouldn’t jump quite yet:

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:52:15pm

re: #4 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

As a Democrat I must take all good news as bad news and every lead as a sign of doom.

This is nice to see though. maybe i shouldn’t jump quite yet:

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Charles Johnson  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:52:15pm
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thecommodore  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:52:30pm
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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:53:30pm

re: #5 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

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jaunte  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:55:31pm
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Sherlock Hound  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:58:25pm

This is a college, but I’ve heard of school districts that enforce dress codes THROUGH ZOOM!!

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retired cynic  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:59:03pm

re: #9 jaunte

He should be charged with reckless endangerment of school children (and their families) if nothing else. grrrrrrrr

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 7:59:12pm

*We have the Russians working against us.
*The voting machines may be hackable
*Trump appointed a mobster Postmaster General doing his best to blow up the USPS’
*GOP has decreased the number of polling places and made it harder for minorities to vote

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:05:17pm

re: #10 Sherlock Hound

I can’t even.
I don’t think it’s even possible for neurotypical students to conform to this, never mind autistic students!

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:06:18pm

If we do win then I think that one of our first objectives is to tell the disingenuous douchebags on the right to stfu over and over again.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:08:17pm
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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:10:06pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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Looks like he is approaching almost nearly enough if everything goes just right….

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jaunte  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:10:28pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

Memories of my UT Austin dorm window.

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gocart mozart  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:12:31pm
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retired cynic  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:14:00pm

re: #18 gocart mozart

Hoot!

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BeachDem  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:14:35pm

And another one down…

Ohio’s new health director backed out from the job hours after her appointment was announced, saying that harassment of her predecessor played a part in her decision.

Joan Duwve, a native Ohioan who has been serving as South Carolina’s public health director, hastily resigned on Thursday hours after Gov. Mike DeWine praised her at a news conference. In statement to the State newspaper on Friday, Duwve said “conversations” in which she learned about difficulties faced by Amy Acton gave her pause and led her to ultimately reject the offer.

washingtonpost.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:15:21pm

re: #11 retired cynic

He should be charged with reckless endangerment of school children (and their families) if nothing else. grrrrrrrr

And the death of, to date, three teachers.

Depraved indifference.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:16:18pm

re: #18 gocart mozart

A fair point. Many liberal males never grow balls….

Means they can’t hand them over to DT.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:16:52pm

re: #13 Sherlock Hound

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I can’t even.
I don’t think it’s even possible for neurotypical students to conform to this, never mind autistic students!

Who can stare at a computer screen for 45-60 minutes without looking away periodically? I lived in computers for work for years. It’s impossible.

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EPR-radar  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:18:05pm

re: #9 jaunte

So now we have clear proof that Trumpist political appointees at CDC/HHS are fucking with the MMWR. That’s a big fucking deal, and I’d like to see the scientific establishment call this shit out for what it is. Bonus points if whoever writes the press release works in insulting references to Lysenkoism and Nazi race science.

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EPR-radar  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:20:13pm

re: #10 Sherlock Hound

re: #13 Sherlock Hound

Is this some clever plan to get right wingers to approve of distance learning by making it fascist as hell?

That said, I can see real issues with giving tests remotely.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:21:22pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:21:50pm

re: #25 EPR-radar

Is this some clever plan to get right wingers to approve of distance learning by making it fascist as hell?

That said, I can see real issues with giving tests remotely.

I can as well. But this isn’t the way to manage it.

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retired cynic  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:22:56pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

How much is this costing US?

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BeachDem  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:24:02pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

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And another moron who can’t spell Nobel.

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piratedan  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:24:38pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

notice they STILL don’t know it’s NOBEL… sigh….

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:25:19pm

Damn right! I live in Texas.

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plansbandc  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:25:45pm

re: #30 piratedan

He’s spelling it like his dear leader spells it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:26:43pm

re: #29 BeachDem

And another moron who can’t spell Nobel.

Seeing that trump wasn’t nominated for a Nobel prize, the Noble it is.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:27:38pm

re: #25 EPR-radar

Is this some clever plan to get right wingers to approve of distance learning by making it fascist as hell?

That said, I can see real issues with giving tests remotely.

It’s ironic. RW’s bitch all the time about left-wing totalitarianism. They’ve always considered 1984 to be a left-wing fantasy.

But now they have the fucking telescreen they always wanted. ‘SMITH! Eyes forward!”

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stpaulbear  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:29:08pm

re: #33 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Seeing that trump wasn’t nominated for a Nobel prize, the Noble it is.

The Razzels.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:29:23pm

re: #18 gocart mozart

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Remember Al Franken’s comment about Ted Cruz? “I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz.”

And Lindsey Graham? “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.,”

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BeachDem  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:31:01pm

All you need to know about the ass-kissing, Trump spelling ambassador, courtesy of wiki:

According to those interviewed by CBS News, the work climate at the Embassy in Reykjavik was “untenable” under Gunter’s leadership; in fewer than two years on the job, Gunter had already had seven deputy chiefs of mission (DCMs), the second-highest positions at the embassy, held by career foreign service officers.[8] A State Department official told CBS that the first DCM spent months learning Icelandic, but was rejected by Gunter, reportedly because the ambassador “didn’t like the look of him” at their first meeting.[8] The second DCM spent only six months in Iceland, and was followed a series of short-term temporary DCMs, with whom Gunter reportedly clashed frequently.[8] CBS News also reported that Gunter “accused others of various, unsubstantiated infractions, including trying to undermine him to Washington and being complicit with the ‘deep state.’”[8]

In February 2020, after taking personal leave after a conference in Washington, Gunter refused to return to his post in Reykjavik. The State Department attributed Gunter’s delayed return to Iceland to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, “multiple sources in Washington, Reykjavik and elsewhere said Gunter wanted to work remotely from California and told senior officials he would not go back overseas unless expressly ordered to do so by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”[8] A series of senior State Department officials failed to persuaded Gunter until Pompeo called him; Gunter returned to Iceland in May 2020.[8] Gunter is controversial in Iceland, with many objecting to his description of COVID-19 as “the Invisible China Virus!” on Twitter.[8]

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:32:31pm

THOSE STUPID FOREIGNERS CAN”T EVEN SPELL THE NAME OF THEIR OWN PRIZE RIGHT!!!

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jaunte  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:32:42pm

re: #37 BeachDem

Being complicit with the ‘deep state’ is code for competency in this administration.

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jaunte  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:33:19pm
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jaunte  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:36:02pm
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Belafon  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:38:29pm

re: #25 EPR-radar

Is this some clever plan to get right wingers to approve of distance learning by making it fascist as hell?

That said, I can see real issues with giving tests remotely.

At some level, you have to trust the student, in the same way you would trust them to do their homework or projects.

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plansbandc  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:40:16pm

Catching up on Bosch. Great show.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:42:49pm

re: #29 BeachDem

And another moron who can’t spell Nobel.

He needs to stop huffing the helium.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:44:55pm
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🌹UOJB!  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:46:33pm

Going to get my flu shot tomorrow because I’m scared of a potential double teaming of Flu and Covid…

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plansbandc  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:46:39pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

I wish we could be where they are. Unfortunately, our country is profoundly stupid.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:47:33pm

re: #47 plansbandc

I wish we could be where they are. Unfortunately, our country is profoundly stupid.

But we done got Jesus…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:47:37pm

Smell of smoke in the air. Don’t think this is a new fire. And as the wind is onshore, I doubt it was the local fire I’m smelling. Wonder if the very large “smoke deck” hanging around the west coast is drifting down to ground, given the cooler temps.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:49:25pm

Busy Atlantic:

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EPR-radar  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:49:55pm

re: #49 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Smell of smoke in the air. Don’t think this is a new fire. And as the wind is onshore, I doubt it was the local fire I’m smelling. Wonder if the very large “smoke deck” hanging around the west coast is drifting down to ground, given the cooler temps.

I sure hope that thing gets a lot less dense before it hits ground level. Otherwise it could be a killer smog event all up and down the coast.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:50:02pm

847 PM here in Los Angeles and the AQI is 146 (Unhealthy). Meanwhile my Molekule Air Mini + is showing a yellow (Moderate Particulate) signal all day even though it’s on full blast…

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:50:31pm

Damn. Milwaukee is out of the playoffs, and so is Toronto. Boston advances. What a series!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:51:02pm

re: #52 🌹UOJB!

I had a HEPA filter machine that worked for years, but last year finally broke and have not replaced it.

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jaunte  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:51:38pm

re: #48 🌹UOJB!

But we done got Jesus…

How did we get so much John Calvin?

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retired cynic  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:52:37pm

One of the most beautiful horses we ever produced died of smoke inhalation near Sacramento today. No fire nearby, but she died anyway.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:53:15pm

re: #55 jaunte

How did we get so much John Calvin?

American theologians are obsessed with tip toeing thru the TULIPS.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 11, 2020 • 8:57:09pm

AQI here is still listed as “moderate”, but I think that orange is going to creep inland from the coast. The image is from 8PM, but I just started noticing the smokey smell about 10 minutes ago.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:00:59pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:02:31pm

Shortly before sunset, lots of smoke off the west coast, and a large blob west of San Diego:

Big pic:

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:12:26pm

re: #60 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Jaw hangs…

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stpaulbear  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:12:34pm

re: #49 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Smell of smoke in the air. Don’t think this is a new fire. And as the wind is onshore, I doubt it was the local fire I’m smelling. Wonder if the very large “smoke deck” hanging around the west coast is drifting down to ground, given the cooler temps.

I called a friend in Daly City this morning to wish his husband a happy birthday. It sounded like there was a lot of tension on their end of the line. My friend just lost his driver’s license due to his worsening Parkinson’s disease. There was a TV or monitor blaring in the background so I was struggling to understand the conversation. It wound up being a very short, confused call and I felt fear for how they’re doing in the disaster out there.

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teleskiguy  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:12:46pm

From The Umphreys’ first show in front of people in six months, last weekend. They played it drive-in style, hence the car horns.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:15:56pm

re: #58 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

My Dad lives in Monrovia, basically south enough to be out of the evacuation zone but in the bad smoke. Took me a while to convince him to lay off the gym because of the smoke. 92 y.o.

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stpaulbear  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:17:53pm

re: #63 teleskiguy

From The Umphreys’ first show in front of people in six months, last weekend. They played it drive-in style, hence the car horns.

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Did they play covers of ‘Expressway To Your Heart’ and ‘Summer In The City’?

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gocart mozart  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:19:48pm
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🌹UOJB!  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:20:44pm

Bull-Shits-Eye!

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EPR-radar  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:22:08pm

re: #67 🌹UOJB!

“It’s true Your Honor. Senator Ted Cruz has no balls.”

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gocart mozart  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:23:24pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:24:14pm

re: #65 stpaulbear

Did they play covers of ‘Expressway To Your Heart’ and ‘Summer In The City’?

That would’ve been apropos, eh? The covers they played over the weekend were “Synchronicity II,” “Making Flippy Floppy,” and “Hollywood Nights,” with “Cars (Gary Newman),” “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Paradise City,” “Hold On Loosely,” and “I Got Love (Nate Dogg)” teases.

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stpaulbear  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:28:32pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

That would’ve been apropos, eh? The covers they played over the weekend were “Synchronicity II,” “Making Flippy Floppy,” and “Hollywood Nights,” with “Cars (Gary Newman),” “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Paradise City,” “Hold On Loosely,” and “I Got Love (Nate Dogg)” teases.

Very apropos.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:29:41pm

re: #60 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I live south of Los Angeles, near long beach, We are able to smell the smoke now, our cars are covered in ash and it was supposed to be in the 90s the past few days, it never made it out of the 80s due to the smoke hanging like clouds.

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BigPapa  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:32:29pm

Band is tight. Piece is sweet. Tone is fat. Very nice.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:33:52pm

re: #60 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Shortly before sunset, lots of smoke off the west coast, and a large blob west of San Diego:

Big pic:

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I can’t even smell the smoke any more, Ive been breathing it so long. We were purple AQI earlier, dropped down to the red before sunset. AQI is now 177.

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Belafon  Sep 11, 2020 • 9:37:45pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 11, 2020 • 10:00:10pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 11, 2020 • 10:12:42pm

Just checked my voter registration. Everything’s okey-dokie. Then again, I live in Colorado, an all-mail-in-ballot state ran by competent Democrats.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 11, 2020 • 10:33:14pm

BuzzfeedNews has a pretty damning article on Peter Thor’s once oversized influence on FFVCS…
buzzfeednews.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 11, 2020 • 10:48:47pm

When you’re searching for a particular place in Turkey you saw in a movie, “turkey penis rocks” can be the perfect search term.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:20:18pm

Fuck me

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:24:17pm

hi

Republican priorities in Nebraska are “bread and circuses.”

State senator Megan Hunt (D, district 8) is predictably upset with Gov. Ricketts again.

(Thread, six tweets)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:25:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:29:34pm
It was just a test.

But an “emergency alert” blasted out a little after 9 a.m. Friday by the Town of Tonawanda that somehow ended up on thousands of Erie County residents’ cellphones caused momentary panic - before people read it and realized it was just a friendly reminder to wash your hands and wear a mask.

It turns out that the town’s emergency services was testing out the alert system, according to town officials.

“Somebody made a mistake. A bad mistake,” acknowledged Town Supervisor Joseph Emminger, who apologized for the incident in a series of posts to Twitter throughout the day.

He also acknowledged that it was “an inappropriate day to do it. An inappropriate time to do it.” Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and many communities were holding solemn commemorations in the morning when cellphones buzzed with the alert.

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New York town sends out emergency alert on 9/11 - to wash your hands (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:38:22pm

Other major Nebraska news items in the Scottsbluff Star-Herald:

Horse kicks in window of Nebraska bar

On the football front, our tax money is still being used to go after the Big Ten. The state attorney general says the Big Ten is out-of-compliance with the state non-profit act, because it’s decision-making process is opaque (they’re referring to how the Big Ten arrived at the decision to suspend its football season this year). The goal is to force the Big Ten to hold football and other sports or lose their not-for-profit status in Nebraska.

The GOP is all-in on trying to make things normal when they are not so. They don’t care how many people they have to sicken or kill to achieve that goal.

ACAB (All Conservatives Are Bad)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:50:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:53:30pm

Things are certainly back to normal here. It’s like there’s no disease at all.

Second Nebraska prison under quarantine; state stops accepting new male inmates (Kearney, Nebr. Hub)

LINCOLN — A COVID-19 outbreak forced a second state prison to go into quarantine on Friday, and this shutdown may end up affecting local jails as well.

The State Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln, which serves as the intake point for new male prisoners, was put on quarantine after a jump in infections among inmates.

No new male inmates are being accepted by the state, which, if the quarantine persists, could cause overcrowding at county jails, which transfer those convicted of serious crimes to state prisons.

“If this drags on for a while, it could clog us up,” said Douglas County Corrections Director Michael Myers. His jail, which holds about 1,200 inmates, sends about 1,000 a year to the state, he said.

Testing of more than 200 inmates at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center on Thursday found 30 inmates, from multiple housing units, positive for COVID-19.

Before Thursday, 15 inmates at the prison had tested positive.

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mmmirele  Sep 11, 2020 • 11:55:59pm

re: #58 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

AQI here is still listed as “moderate”, but I think that orange is going to creep inland from the coast. The image is from 8PM, but I just started noticing the smokey smell about 10 minutes ago.

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Notice that bad air quality spreading to Phoenix and beyond? It’s been overcast pretty much every day this week, although Tuesday was the only day with the creepy orange-red sun and unsettling orange rays of the sun. I’m sure this is completely healthy to breathe. /sarc

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 12:12:21am

The Sidney, Nebr. Sun-Telegraph has an article about a woman who recently contracted Covid-19 taking care of a friend, then passing it on to her hub.

They describe the symptoms they went through.

The problem with the article is she promotes the idea of hydroxychloroquine and how horrible doctors wouldn’t give her a prescription for it, while she has a friend in Texas who she claims got better faster with it. The newspaper doesn’t note anywhere that this is not a proper treatment for the disease.

Surviving COVID

In the world of the cynic, “No good deed goes unpunished.” In the world of Karen and Bill Sydow of Sidney, serving a friend in need resulted in their own illnesses.

The symptoms caused concern because they aligned with the general description of the nuvo [sic: novel] coronavirus symptoms.

“I was exposed when I took care of someone who came home from a hospital, not here,” Karen Sydow said.

She said her friend likely contracted the virus while in the hospital because of how quickly after coming home she tested positive. She started coughing her second day home from the hospital and her doctor wanted her to be tested. Her test confirmed her positive.

Karen’s experience is a little different. She and her husband Bill are in their 60s and have no outstanding health issues. When she spoke with her doctor, the doctor recommended she quarantine at home.

(more)

She describes how the disease affected her, then this part:

She said the frustrating issue in the experience is to go to the hospital and request hydroxychloroquine and be told “no.” She said she was told “it would kill me.”

“She (clinical nurse) told me it was a virus and go treat it with cold medicine,” Karen said.

She and her husband Bill said they have friends in Texas who used hydroxychloroquine and recovered much sooner.

‘They did feel better in two days,” she said.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 12:16:36am

And the last bit:

She credits their lack of fear to their faith in God.

Where was God for all the people who’ve died? Didn’t pray right? Not the correct sort of Christian?

“I’m still dealing with the tiredness and breathing,” she said.

Then you’re not over it.

She said while sometimes the breathing is more difficult than normal, it is not stressed.

“It’s not prideful. Its just the way we feel,” Karen said.

Yes, it’s prideful.

The whole article is “see, it’s not bad, we got through it, and what’s wrong with the medical community that they won’t let us sign up for Trump’s snake oil?”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 12:28:04am

Panhandle (Nebr.) Public Health District Covid-19 Dashboard

All eleven Panhandle counties are at “moderate” risk, Grant County is at “low.” Three new cases reported today, total active 83 (5 in my county). Total in hospital: 7. Deaths 7 (all in Scottsbluff).

Today in screwed-up mode, the age chart, cases by age:

0-9: 14
0-10: 1
10-19: 115
12/30/1899: 4
20-29: 138
30-39: 101
40-49: 122
&c.

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teleskiguy  Sep 12, 2020 • 1:14:42am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 1:21:25am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 1:32:00am

LOL

Lululemon lampooned for ‘resist capitalism’ post (BBC)

Lululemon, known for its £128 yoga leggings, is facing mockery on social media for promoting an event about “decolonising gender” and how to “resist capitalism”.

The event was featured in an Instagram post in which Lululemon recommended other accounts to follow, including the host of the workshop, Rebby Kern.

The yoga instructor is a US-based brand ambassador for the firm.

Lululemon distanced itself after the irony of the message drew attention.

“We recently shared on our social channels an upcoming event organised by one of our ambassadors.

“This is not a Lululemon forum and it does not represent the company’s views,” a spokeswoman told the BBC.

She said the firm was removing the post.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 1:45:50am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 1:52:03am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 1:53:55am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 2:00:06am

Obituary: Shere Hite, pioneering sex researcher (BBC)

“All too many men still seem to believe, in a rather naive and egocentric way, that what feels good to them is automatically what feels good to women.”

Such terse pronouncements made Shere Hite - a sex researcher who a died this week at the age of 77 - both a feminist hero and a controversial figure in 1970s America.

Her pioneering work The Hite Report upended prevailing notions about female sexuality.

The book, which came out in 1976, laid out the views of 3,500 women on sexuality and the female orgasm. It challenged many male assumptions, and was derided by some, including Playboy, which dubbed it the “Hate Report”.

She endured intense and lasting criticism in the US, and eventually renounced her American citizenship in 1995.

(more, BBC)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 2:21:44am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 2:38:35am
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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 2:40:04am

re: #29 BeachDem

And another moron who can’t spell Nobel.

maybe they are talking about some other award

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 12, 2020 • 2:40:20am

re: #99 Dread Pirate Ron

Was it co-signed by “David Dennison”? Or maybe “John Barron”? - Trump hasn’t used that alias in awhile.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 2:46:18am

re: #68 EPR-radar

“It’s true Your Honor. Senator Ted Cruz has no balls.”

so he should be up for the no-ball prize

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 2:59:16am

This Nighttime Microphysics - RGB image from GOES-W does a pretty good job of showing the active fires.

..and I think I found the ‘winner’ of the worst AQI earlier today. It is in Oregon.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 12, 2020 • 3:05:03am

Oh, shit.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 3:05:41am

off for my daily run
1:10 today
I’ll be dodging the bands of whatever tropical storm just slammed into sofla.

gotta keep the streak going

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 12, 2020 • 3:21:13am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 3:34:27am

Locally, the saga of blistering Internet speeds continues, as Microsoft Office is updating at 50kbps.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 3:38:41am

re: #105 dangerman

off for my daily run
1:10 today
I’ll be dodging the bands of whatever tropical storm just slammed into sofla.

gotta keep the streak going

Just a piker, a tropical depression (number 19 this year). It won’t be a tropical storm until it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, though tropical storm watches for South Florida have been discontinued.

Watches are up for the Florida Panhandle, though the track now has it going into the Miss./La. state line area as a tropical storm.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 3:43:25am

Disturbance #2 (currently at 30°W) looks to be more of a danger to Florida in about ten days or so.

Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook (National Hurricane Center)

There are six systems at the moment.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 3:49:40am

So-called Firefighter Prophet (Mark Taylor) Invokes MK Ultra to Explain BLM Protests, because that’s definitely a thing.

Taylor and other apologists frequently note it’s atheists who are deluded (because “I don’t believe you” equals delusion to a religious apologist).

(Caution for coarse language, 19:41)

Mark Taylor Invokes MK Ultra to Explain BLM Protests

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 12, 2020 • 4:01:49am

Meanwhile, over in the UK, I see that Boris Johnson is blaming the EU for trying to “carve up” the UK.

It’s all about the Brexiteers not wanting to take responsibility for what Brexit really means in Northern Ireland.

Namely, the only way to have the EU and the UK to have controlled trade is to have a hard border between NI and the RoI.

But of course the Irish don’t want that.

So now Johnson is saying the EU is going to set up a de facto border in the Irish sea.

When all along it was the Brexiteers who ignored the Irish.

The chickens will eventually come home to roost.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 4:04:21am

re: #111 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

PM Johnson is sort of treating Brexit like conservatives here are treating Covid-19.

Just let the whole country collapse. For the wealthy and powerful there is money to be made in a nation falling apart.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 4:48:32am

re: #105 dangerman

off for my daily run
1:10 today
I’ll be dodging the bands of whatever tropical storm just slammed into sofla.

gotta keep the streak going

great luck - didnt have to run between the raindrops
must have gone out after one band and before another
not a lot of rain at all - accuweather wasnt all that accurate this morning

streak intact. day 155

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 4:54:41am

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Just a piker, a tropical depression (number 19 this year). It won’t be a tropical storm until it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, though tropical storm watches for South Florida have been discontinued.

Watches are up for the Florida Panhandle, though the track now has it going into the Miss./La. state line area as a tropical storm.

most of it is passing below the keys
i meant ‘storm’ not “storm
it didnt rate much as a ‘storm’ around here
it sure impacts the running conditions.
we still got some pretty good pelting.
i survived.

now i dont care what happens the rest of the day

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Targetpractice  Sep 12, 2020 • 4:55:56am

Tucker “That Fart Had Lumps!” Carlson is one more Trump bad news day away from just screaming “NI-CLANG!” on live TV:

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 4:55:58am

re: #111 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Meanwhile, over in the UK, I see that Boris Johnson is blaming the EU for trying to “carve up” the UK.

It’s all about the Brexiteers not wanting to take responsibility for what Brexit really means in Northern Ireland.

Namely, the only way to have the EU and the UK to have controlled trade is to have a hard border between NI and the RoI.

But of course the Irish don’t want that.

So now Johnson is saying the EU is going to set up a de facto border in the Irish sea.

When all along it was the Brexiteers who ignored the Irish.

The chickens will eventually come home to roost.

more of ‘i dont take responsibility for anything’

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Ming5000  Sep 12, 2020 • 4:57:09am

re: #25 EPR-radar

Is this some clever plan to get right wingers to approve of distance learning by making it fascist as hell?

That said, I can see real issues with giving tests remotely.

Many professional and certification tests are conducted at third party testing centers. Maybe schools need to convert some classroom space for onsite testing.
Students could cycle through as required, no need for all students to be in the same room.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:03:09am

some soggy saturday morning perspective:

Americans killed in Bowling Green Massacre: 0
Americans killed in Trump’s Caravan Attack: 0
Americans killed By Soup Cans: 0
Americans killed by Ebola: 2
Americans killed in Benghazi: 4

Americans killed in 9/11/2001 Terrorist Attacks: 2996

Americans killed in Vietnam War: 58,152
Confederate Soldiers killed in Civil War battles: 94,000
Union Soldiers killed in Civil War battles: 110,100
Americans killed in Europe, WWI: 116,516
Americans killed by Japan, WWII: 160,914

Americans killed by Trump, COVID pandemic: 196,345

Americans killed by Axis, WWII: 214,362

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:07:30am

from the no shit sherlock files

“The 2020 presidential election features a pared-back pool of undecided voters after four years of a highly controversial and media-saturated presidency.,” Axios reports.

“Entrenched views mean there’s less reason for campaigns to try to change voters’ minds than to convince those already with them to vote — and help educate them about mail-in and early-vote procedures to make sure their votes count.”

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BigPapa  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:11:42am

Huskie Tantrum Alert

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:18:53am
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:40:26am

re: #20 BeachDem

And another one down…

Ohio’s new health director backed out from the job hours after her appointment was announced, saying that harassment of her predecessor played a part in her decision.

Joan Duwve, a native Ohioan who has been serving as South Carolina’s public health director, hastily resigned on Thursday hours after Gov. Mike DeWine praised her at a news conference. In statement to the State newspaper on Friday, Duwve said “conversations” in which she learned about difficulties faced by Amy Acton gave her pause and led her to ultimately reject the offer.

washingtonpost.com

When I heard on NPR the other day that she was being appointed (I listen to WKSU, Kent State so get all local Ohio news) I thought the announcer said her name was “Doobie”. I giggled.

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Targetpractice  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:43:44am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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They really need to work on their parody skills. Those are obviously Chieftains, not Challengers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:45:59am

re: #124 Targetpractice

They really need to work on their parody skills. Those are obviously Chieftains, not Challengers.

That’s part of the parody in the RAF Luton account: They always name military hardware incorrectly.

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jeffreyw  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:52:32am

Good morning!

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Targetpractice  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:53:28am

re: #126 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

You caught a couple of burglars on camera.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 5:54:00am

re: #126 jeffreyw

The coons are getting a good meal.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:09:40am

Hmm. Do I have another entry for Philly Pretzel’s thread killers?

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Targetpractice  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:10:51am

re: #129 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. Do I have another entry for Philly Pretzel’s thread killers?

I’m not dead yet!

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:12:43am

re: #130 Targetpractice

Same here. I guess since it is relatively early that not too many people are up and functioning.

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steve_davis  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:13:01am

re: #46 🌹UOJB!

Going to get my flu shot tomorrow because I’m scared of a potential double teaming of Flu and Covid…

if you get flu, you aren’t getting covid while you have flu, and vice versa.

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Targetpractice  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:13:34am

re: #131 PhillyPretzel

Same here. I guess since it is relatively early that not too many people are up and functioning.

My excuse is I’ve only been off work for less than 2 hours. And that I spent most of my shift playing Civ: Beyond Earth.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:26:56am

On the community forum of a sports-related site I sometimes check on, the resident wingnuts have their hair on fire over a report that “31 phones of the Mueller team ‘accidentally’ wiped their phones—what are the odds?”

So I googled and it seems to start with Judicial Watch and is spreading predictably among the right-wing-o-sphere.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:27:05am

God, some people are stupid. I’m at the local gas station, checking out. I’ve got a couple of packs of batteries and a breakfast sandwich. Suddenly, the lady behind me just steps up right next to me and starts setting her stuff down! I jump over as far away from her as I can get and say, “EXCUSE ME?!” She replied, “Oh, I had to set this down, I was going to drop it.” That’s nice, dumbass, but there’s a pandemic on, stay the hell away from me!

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jeffreyw  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:27:11am

re: #127 Targetpractice

You caught a couple of burglars on camera.

They are part of the regular night shift cleaning crew.

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Jay C  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:27:17am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Do we have similar underwater tank capability?
The Trump campaign can deploy them to protect their “flotillas”….

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jeffreyw  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:28:53am

re: #128 PhillyPretzel

The coons are getting a good meal.

That’s how they are compensated for their labor. Their union rep drove a hard bargain.

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Targetpractice  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:29:17am

re: #134 Barefoot Grin

On the community forum of a sports-related site I sometimes check on, the resident wingnuts have their hair on fire over a report that “31 phones of the Mueller team ‘accidentally’ wiped their phones—what are the odds?”

So I googled and it seems to start with Judicial Watch and is spreading predictably among the right-wing-o-sphere.

You can imagine my total shock that JW is peddling total bullshit, right?

//

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:30:14am

re: #138 jeffreyw

Hmm. That sounds like my local could his bargaining skills.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:30:37am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Disturbance #2 (currently at 30°W) looks to be more of a danger to Florida in about ten days or so.

Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook (National Hurricane Center)

There are six systems at the moment.

We switch to the Greek alphabet when we reach Z. Has anyone thought about what we do when we reach the end of the Greek alphabet?

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:32:41am

re: #141 BlueSpotinAL

I am sure that someone in the Nat’l Weather Service has thought of it.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:34:33am

re: #137 Jay C

Do we have similar underwater tank capability?
The Trump campaign can deploy them to protect their “flotillas”….

Jimmy Fallon said Trump was the first to have a parade that replaced floats with sinks.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:40:16am

For anyone who thought Trump using his secret police to sieze ballots or block voting is an outlandish idea we don’t have to worry about, that is exactly what Roger Stone is advising Trump to do. mediamatters.org

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:41:40am

re: #141 BlueSpotinAL

We switch to the Greek alphabet when we reach Z. Has anyone thought about what we do when we reach the end of the Greek alphabet?

Mayan? Hieroglyphs?

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Belafon  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:44:04am

re: #144 NO SMOCKING GUN!

If I were the Nevada AG, I would get a warrant for his arrest for attempting to interfere in the state’s election.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:44:32am

re: #141 BlueSpotinAL

We switch to the Greek alphabet when we reach Z. Has anyone thought about what we do when we reach the end of the Greek alphabet?

Start bailing

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:45:24am

re: #141 BlueSpotinAL

We switch to the Greek alphabet when we reach Z. Has anyone thought about what we do when we reach the end of the Greek alphabet?

Punt

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:45:29am

re: #135 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

God, some people are stupid. I’m at the local gas station, checking out. I’ve got a couple of packs of batteries and a breakfast sandwich. Suddenly, the lady behind me just steps up right next to me and starts setting her stuff down! I jump over as far away from her as I can get and say, “EXCUSE ME?!” She replied, “Oh, I had to set this down, I was going to drop it.” That’s nice, dumbass, but there’s a pandemic on, stay the hell away from me!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 6:53:49am

re: #149 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:06:52am

re: #149 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Ferdinand  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:07:02am

re: #135 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Walked over to the corner grocery/restaurant (Braums) for milk just now here in OKC. See an old maskless couple sitting inside at a table having breakfast. The old woman in front of me in line had no mask. Stupid damn Okies.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:07:17am

re: #141 BlueSpotinAL

Use the Cyrillic alphabet.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:08:47am

re: #149 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:09:45am

re: #152 Ferdinand

Walked over to the corner grocery/restaurant (Braums) for milk just now here in OKC. See an old maskless couple sitting inside at a table having breakfast. The old woman in front of me in line had no mask. Stupid damn Okies.

At least this one had a mask on - even here in the derp center of Minnesota, it seems people are mostly taking this seriously. Mrs. Fish says she’s heard from the counties to our southwest that masks aren’t being used as much, which is also no surprise; that’s the rural redneck gun-humper territory.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:13:28am

re: #154 A Mom Anon

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Decatur Deb  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:14:51am

re: #141 BlueSpotinAL

We switch to the Greek alphabet when we reach Z. Has anyone thought about what we do when we reach the end of the Greek alphabet?

Klingon.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:15:46am

re: #157 Decatur Deb

Hebrew.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:18:17am

re: #158 PhillyPretzel

Hebrew.

Only for storms that travel West to East.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:19:18am

As we were being driven back to HQ at the end of the day we went through the Temple U campus. We drove by the football field and saw many players with no masks at all. That and the Temple Campus as of September 3rd has no in person instruction.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:23:12am

In the meantime, MN GOP Senators are being petty assholes, voting to remove Governor Walz’s Commerce Commissioner during their special session as payback for the Democratic-led House refusing to end the Governor’s peacetime emergency powers. The Governor is rapidly running out of fucks to give, firing back with strong words about the GOP trying to pretend the pandemic isn’t real and directly linking their behavior to the continuing fatalities from COVID-19.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:33:36am

Owl and pussycat:

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:41:00am

re: #152 Ferdinand

Walked over to the corner grocery/restaurant (Braums) for milk just now here in OKC. See an old maskless couple sitting inside at a table having breakfast. The old woman in front of me in line had no mask. Stupid damn Okies.

If you’re eating, you cannot wear a mask. The question is: were the tables properly spaced?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:44:41am

re: #150 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:46:25am

re: #151 dangerman

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:46:26am

re: #159 Decatur Deb

Only for storms that travel West to East.

+1

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:49:49am

re: #154 A Mom Anon

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Belafon  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:53:17am
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Belafon  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:56:46am
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A Cranky One  Sep 12, 2020 • 7:59:35am

Juan and Amal are identical twins.

Their mom only carries one picture.

Because if you’ve seen Juan you’ve seen Amal.

/makes quick exit

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:03:52am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:05:04am

re: #169 Belafon

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Biden’s going to chip Trump with the white ethnics. The beer scene with the firefighters was a nice touch too.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:05:25am

re: #171 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I’m glad my brother transferred from VT.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:05:32am

re: #118 dangerman

I stole that. THANKS!

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A Mom Anon  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:06:05am

re: #167 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:08:37am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I stole that. THANKS!

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There needs to be a memorial. And it needs to include that Trump downplayed the whole thing.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:10:58am

re: #168 Belafon

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IANAL but can this be sent back to the SC for another review? I have a vague memory (might be wrong) that a lawyerly lizard, who read the July SCOTUS decision, explained that there were technical justifications for that original decision. Or perhaps my memory is flawed there.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:14:36am

re: #149 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:18:50am

re: #178 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:23:39am

re: #126 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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jaunte  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:25:55am
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Sherlock Hound  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:27:33am

Some people just make schools suck:

People make a lot of noise about Jobs In The Real World. I have never had a closed-book test in an office (outside of certification exams). I have never been told “eyes front”. I don’t work for more than a 4-hour day (I’m in IT), because I make mistakes and I assume that SATV would rather I didn’t make them.

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mmmirele  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:29:08am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Obituary: Shere Hite, pioneering sex researcher (BBC)

(more, BBC)

RIP Shere Hite, who I never met, but who had an interesting impact on my life.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:29:33am

re: #182 Sherlock Hound

Some people just make schools suck:

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Does that person have a masters in teaching?

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:30:14am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I stole that. THANKS!

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no worries
i stole it too ;-)

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jaunte  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:33:20am

re: #182 Sherlock Hound

My small business made an almost seamless transition to working from home because the company was already run on the basis of hiring responsible people and treating constant overwatch as counterproductive. Now the work happens at all hours, whenever it fits the designers’ schedule, and everyone is getting more done.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:33:51am

re: #184 Shropshire Slasher

Does that person have a masters in teaching?

Dunno. I was particularly struck by the teacher who required school uniforms, a packed lunch, and everything IN A TELECONFERENCE! It’s like how Air Force pilots have to fly drones in a flight suit while Army pilots fly drones in a regular uniform.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:35:31am

re: #187 Sherlock Hound

Dunno. I was particularly struck by the teacher who required school uniforms, a packed lunch, and everything IN A TELECONFERENCE! It’s like how Air Force pilots have to fly drones in a flight suit while Army pilots fly drones in a regular uniform.

Well, we all know what opinions are like…

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:37:06am

re: #179 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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i’m taking this one line public because it’s definitely this:

but really, people are just tired of not being able to do the things they want, so they’re starting to just do them anyway.

it is also that the potential risk is entirely downplayed.

‘going out to a restaurant’ is no big deal
of course it isnt if you’re gonna ignore that it could kill you
or that you could potentially kill someone else

for me, very little right now is worth the risk

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:38:51am

re: #186 jaunte

My small business made an almost seamless transition to working from home because the company was already run on the basis of hiring responsible people and treating constant overwatch as counterproductive. Now the work happens at all hours, whenever it fits the designers’ schedule, and everyone is getting more done.

That’s how my department works, too. We’ve been maintaining high productivity through the entire pandemic season because our workers are actual professionals who get paid to do actual work and take pride in it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:40:53am

re: #189 dangerman

i’m taking this one line public because it’s definitely this:

it is also that the potential risk is entirely downplayed.

‘going out to a restaurant’ is no big deal
of course it isnt if you’re gonna ignore that it could kill you
or that you could potentially kill someone else

for me, very little right now is worth the risk

You’re quite right on all of this. I also agree with your last line - I go to the gas station once or twice a week for incidentals, we do takeout, the only risky thing I do is go to church and even then, I refused to attend our massive outdoor “united services” because of the risk. There’s no point going out to eat, or going to a movie, nothing is worth contracting a disease that I could give to my in-laws which would almost certainly kill them.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:42:22am

so i’m reposting this reminder regularly:

COVID is still gonna spread for a very long time.

Nothing has changed:
- Anyone can get it
- Anyone can survive it
- Anyone can die from it
- The virus does not fight fair

people are going to continue to die from this
people are going to continue to needlessly die from this

i will not personally sacrifice to this carnage
i will not accept or promote this carnage as some kind of perverse new normal

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:43:57am

re: #192 dangerman

- Anyone can die from it

A grim reminder that young people with no comorbidities have died from COVID-19. It’s not the fucking flu, people.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:50:55am

FU, Bernie!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:50:57am

re: #179 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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jaunte  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:52:58am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:54:04am

re: #193 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

A grim reminder that young people with no comorbidities have died from COVID-19. It’s not the fucking flu, people.

In Metro Detroit, a 5-yr old girl died from COVID19.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 12, 2020 • 8:55:58am
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Belafon  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:01:02am

re: #194 Sherlock Hound

FU, Bernie!

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Biden: I’m talking about raising the minimum wage, making public colleges and universities tuition free, making sure everyone gets healthcare, reforming the police so they can do their actual jobs and be held accountable, and fixing the discrepancies between how minorities and whites are treated.

News people: Bernie said something so it must be newsworthy.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:10:20am

Fair Game in this fact free environment? Or not?

You know it’s a real damn shame these violent Trump fanatics are starting fires in the states they hate. Trump 2020 campaign funds in action. Out there pretending to be BLM and shattering windows to incite a riot. Showing up in heavily armed convoys and paintball shooting people on the street. And deliberately infecting others with COVID by refusing to mask in public. Trying to force open indoor venues where crowds can gather and get ill, only to infect many others. Even a Sheriff did his best to ensure the spread of COVID in his county by banning masks from his deputies. Ever hear of a Pox party? The GOP is the Pox party now.

We already know they resent our existence. We already know Homeland security rates White supremacy movements the prime, or #1, most likely terror threat in the United States. What a thought for September 12 huh?

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:13:57am

This is a pretty damn decent fan film.

Star Trek First Frontier (2020)

Check it out before Paramount pulls it.

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retired cynic  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:14:53am

re: #148 dangerman

Punt

Didn’t they use hieroglyphics?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:15:10am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:21:57am

This the NY Post. That means we’re supposed to think less of Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter admits son smoked pot with Willie Nelson on White House roof

Carter, 95, was asked about the legendary country crooner’s previous accounts of puffing on a “big fat Austin torpedo” atop 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the doc “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President,” which came out in theaters this week, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

nypost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:30:03am

2005 Hurricane Season

Atlantic Basin

There were a record 27 named storms, of which 14 were hurricanes, exceeding the 1969 record of 12 hurricanes, and 7 were major hurricanes. Of the 7 major hurricanes, an unprecedented 3 reached category 5 status, with a 4th reaching the greatest possible windspeed within category 4 of the Saffir-Simpson scale. The season has been remarkable for its early beginning and number of storms as well as the intensity of the hurricanes, including the most intense hurricane on record for the Atlantic.

When they ran out of names, they used Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon and Zeta.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:32:16am

re: #204 Decatur Deb

This the NY Post. That means we’re supposed to think less of Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter admits son smoked pot with Willie Nelson on White House roof

nypost.com

Don Jr probably did bath salts with Ted Nugent, beat that libs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:37:42am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:42:46am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:47:00am

Just registered the fishspawn and myself for our flu vaccines. I am taking no chances this year.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:47:37am

re: #209 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I do not blame you one bit.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:49:57am

another episode in ‘words mean exactly what we all knew they meant’

A state judge ruled that Kanye West did not qualify to get on the Wisconsin presidential ballot because 5 p.m. means 5 p.m. sharp, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The entertainer sued seeking to undo an Aug. 20 decision to keep him off the ballot in November because he was seconds late in filing his nomination papers.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:51:21am

axios:

Jim VandeHei: “All the biggest threats to America — most of them predicted, if not known well in advance — are unfolding before our eyes, in real-time, in unmistakable ways.”

“It’s as if God or the galaxy, or whatever you believe in, are screaming for politicians and the public to pop our bubbles and pay attention — believe our eyes.”

“Every day brings new stories of other nations manipulating social media — and Americans refusing to believe scientists or experts about factual news, coronavirus prevention, global warming, vaccines and established truth.”

“Think about the number of educated people in your life who share fake stories or believe B.S.”

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:54:00am

while the rest of the country quickly saw this for the scam it is,
if you’re a federal employee, dont spend the money

New York Times: “More than a month after Mr. Trump signed an executive memorandum to defer the collection of the payroll taxes that workers pay to help fund Social Security, few companies or people are taking part. Trade groups and tax experts say they know of no large corporations that plan to stop withholding employees’ payroll taxes this fall. As a result, economic policy experts now say they expect the deferral to have little to no effect on economic growth this year.”

the man is literally trying to bribe people with their own money for four months

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:54:10am

re: #211 dangerman

another episode in ‘words mean exactly what we all knew they meant’

I mean, come on. The deadline says 5 pm (local time). Is it really so difficult to submit the required paperwork at, let’s say, 4:30 pm?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:54:39am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

This Indianapolis charity says it helps police. Police chiefs say it’s a scam. (Indianapolis Star)

An elderly man in Trenton, Michigan, received a dire letter that warned about the “greatest threats to our public safety in our nation’s history.”

The solution, the letter says, is clear: “Give our law enforcement officers the crime prevention tools they need.” A donation of $10, $15 or $25 would help keep communities like Trenton safe.

Donations, however, aren’t directed to the Trenton Police Department — or typically any other police agency, for that matter. Instead, the money makes its way to a new nonprofit based in Indianapolis.

At least four police departments in four states have found the letters to be confusing and misleading enough to issue “scam alerts” in their communities. One police chief even reported the operation to a federal postal investigator.

(more)

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 9:57:17am

Politico: “The health department’s politically appointed communications aides have demanded the right to review and seek changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly scientific reports charting the progress of the coronavirus pandemic, in what officials characterized as an attempt to intimidate the reports’ authors and water down their communications to health professionals.”

“In some cases, emails from communications aides to CDC Director Robert Redfield and other senior officials openly complained that the agency’s reports would undermine President Trump’s optimistic messages about the outbreak.”

the best comment i read:

For the umpteenth time, it’s a scandal that would have ended most presidencies but doesn’t cause a blip here. He’s forcing a federal agency charged with protecting public health to withhold information politically inconvenient to the president in a way that directly threatens the lives of Americans. It’s so awful no past president would have contemplated it, but now it’s so ordinary it doesn’t even raise an eyebrow. In a way, it’s not Trump’s fault. He’s just a broken subhuman shit acting according to his nature, which is not in any way concealed. Indeed, he flaunts it. The real villains here are the people who continue to support Trump.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:05:58am

re: #214 Dr Lizardo

I mean, come on. The deadline says 5 pm (local time). Is it really so difficult to submit the required paperwork at, let’s say, 4:30 pm?

or even 4:59:59 //

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Alephnaught  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:07:17am

re: #69 gocart mozart

[Tweet from Sarah Silverman]
“I never understood the use of “balls” as “tough”. Balls are about as tough as a faberge egg. They snuggle up 2 ur taint the second they catch a chill.”

Exactly. Kick someone in the bollocks, and how tough do they look?

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:10:21am

“Just immigrate legally!” Sure. Not.

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Alephnaught  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:12:53am

re: #163 Hecuba’s daughter

If you’re eating, you cannot wear a mask. The question is: were the tables properly spaced?

The current situation in Scotland for hospitality (Cafes, bars, restaurants, etc.) is that you’re assigned to a socially distanced space (eg a table) where you can take your mask off for eating or drinking, but if you move outside that space, you have to do it with your mask fully on.

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Belafon  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:22:21am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:23:07am

Instagram

I stole this from someone

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Belafon  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:23:13am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:28:51am

Looks like Trump’s “vote twice” instruction is nothing new, it’s just out in the open now. This story is from 2017 and refers to the 2016 election. Note the role of conspira-liars.
Iowa woman charged with voting twice for Trump pleads guilty

An Iowa woman charged with voting twice for Donald Trump last fall has pleaded guilty to election misconduct.

Court records show Terri Lynn Rote entered a plea on June 27 to the felony charge and a district court judge in Des Moines accepted the plea. Sentencing is set for Aug. 15.

Rote, who is 56 and lives in Des Moines, told police she turned in two absentee ballots before the November election because she believed Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that the election was rigged and that her first ballot would be changed to a vote for Hillary Clinton.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:34:16am

re: #221 Belafon

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There is no racism therefore qed

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:35:59am

re: #213 dangerman

while the rest of the country quickly saw this for the scam it is,
if you’re a federal employee, dont spend the money

the man is literally trying to bribe people with their own money for four months

And then he wants to forgive the tax which states social security. A republican win.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:38:09am
Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event’s hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, the AP reports.

Coward

What really happened was this

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event’s hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, and this was playing very badly in the media

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:41:06am

re: #201 Dr Lizardo

This is a pretty damn decent fan film.

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Video

Check it out before Paramount pulls it.

It was good, but……….. Prelude to Axanar was way better.

Prelude to Axanar - Full Film (1080p)

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:44:04am

Former Republican strategist Stuart Stevens told Vanity Fair the GOP under Donald Trump is a party of cynics, stooges, racists, and obsequious enablers whose profiles in cowardice bear an uncomfortable resemblance to 1930s Germany.

Said Stevens: “When I talk to Republican politicians, I hear Franz von Papen,” referencing the German chancellor who convinced Germans that so-called radical leftists were a far greater threat than Adolf Hitler.

He added: “They all know that Trump is an idiot. They all know that he’s uniquely unqualified to be president. But they convinced themselves that he was a necessity.”

More: “It is the combination of the anti-intellectualism, the anti-education elements of the Republican Party, and the anti-elite elements of the Republican Party, so-called, that have culminated in this toxic brew that is killing tens of thousands of Americans. I mean, more Americans are going to die because of this combination of political beliefs than major wars.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:45:22am

re: #229 dangerman

Former Republican strategist Stuart Stevens told Vanity Fair the GOP under Donald Trump is a party of cynics, stooges, racists, and obsequious enablers whose profiles in cowardice bear an uncomfortable resemblance to 1930s Germany.

Said Stevens: “When I talk to Republican politicians, I hear Franz von Papen,” referencing the German chancellor who convinced Germans that so-called radical leftists were a far greater threat than Adolf Hitler.

He added: “They all know that Trump is an idiot. They all know that he’s uniquely unqualified to be president. But they convinced themselves that he was a necessity.”

More: “It is the combination of the anti-intellectualism, the anti-education elements of the Republican Party, and the anti-elite elements of the Republican Party, so-called, that have culminated in this toxic brew that is killing tens of thousands of Americans. I mean, more Americans are going to die because of this combination of political beliefs than major wars.”

He ain’t wrong.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:45:35am

re: #228 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Yeah, Prelude to Axanar was easily the best fan-made film.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:47:18am

re: #229 dangerman

One of the many reasons why I have a copy of Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe. It is very insightful.

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dangerman  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:54:02am

“Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.” ~ Richard Dawkins

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” ~ H.L. Mencken, On Politics

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”…… Isaac Asimov

“The day I realized it can be smart to be shallow was, for me, a deep experience.” ~ Trump

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Decatur Deb  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:54:03am

re: #230 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He ain’t wrong.

When you look at Donald Trump you are seeing the untrammeled soul of every Republican.

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BigPapa  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:58:24am

Reading David Neiwert’s Alt-America: the rise of the radical right in the age of Trump.

About halfway in he gets into two groups that are disparate in psych profiles but when coalesce form a very toxic political environment. I see this with clarity now.
SDO: Social Dominance Orientation: people strongly influenced by a belief in social heirarchy and domination, themselves wanted to be dominant/leaders
RWA: Right Wing Authoritarians: people wanting an authoritarian society, willing to live inside one

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Decatur Deb  Sep 12, 2020 • 10:59:22am

re: #235 BigPapa

Reading David Neiwert’s Alt-America: the rise of the radical right in the age of Trump.

About halfway in he gets into two groups that are disparate in psych profiles but when coalesce form a very toxic political environment. I see this with clarity now.
SDO: Social Dominance Orientation: people strongly influenced by a belief in social heirarchy and domination, themselves wanted to be dominant/leaders
RWA: Right Wing Authoritarians: people wanting an authoritarian society, willing to live inside one

Tops and bottoms.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:05:07am

re: #228 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Forgot to add that frankly, Paramount blew up a golden opportunity. I get that Paramount wants to protect its intellectual property, but if I were the head of Paramount and saw that fan film, my first response wouldn’t be to file a lawsuit.

My first response would’ve been to call in the people behind that film and say to them, “If we give you a budget of around $30 million or so and hooked you up with ILM, what could you give us and when?”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:07:01am

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

Forgot to add that frankly, Paramount blew up a golden opportunity. I get that Paramount wants to protect its intellectual property, but if I were the head of Paramount and saw that fan film, my first response wouldn’t be to file a lawsuit.

My first response would’ve been to call in the people behind that film and say to them, “If we give you a budget of around $30 million or so and hooked you up with ILM, what could you give us and when?”

See, this is the sane and rational approach. Movie and TV execs are nowhere near sane nor rational.

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TedStriker  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:12:43am

re: #228 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

It was good, but……….. Prelude to Axanar was way better.

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re: #231 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, Prelude to Axanar was easily the best fan-made film.

Trek fans like to shit on CBS and Paramount (at the time, separate entities) for getting the follow-on full-length feature Star Trek: Axanar pretty much shut down, but the Axanar folks were trying to build a professional production house on the back of the Star Trek IP to compete with both CBS and Paramount, among other things. Do I wholly agree with CBS & Paramount on this? No, but I don’t agree with how Axanar Productions was doing things either.

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jaunte  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:14:55am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:16:07am

re: #240 jaunte

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I am so sick of conspiracy theory bullshit. It’s done by people who wish to manipulate people into a state of constant fear.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:17:50am

How horrible! Imagine what would happen here if the identity of the site owner/operator were to be publicly revealed! Oh. Wait.

QAnon Website Shuts Down After N.J. Man Identified as Operator

(Bloomberg) — A popular website for posts about the conspiracy group QAnon abruptly shut down after a fact-checking group identified the developer as a New Jersey man.

Qmap.pub is among the largest websites promoting the QAnon conspiracy, with over 10 million visitors in July, according to web analytics firm SimilarWeb Ltd., and served as the primary archive of QAnon’s posts. The website aggregates posts by Q, the anonymous figure behind the QAnon theory, and the creator of the Qmap.pub website is known online only as “QAppAnon.”

The fact-checking site logically.ai identified Jason Gelinas of New Jersey on Sept. 10 as the “developer and mouthpiece” for the site. New Jersey state records connect QAppAnon to Gelinas’s home address, Bloomberg found.

Gelinas is, or was, an information security analyst at Citigroup.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:18:37am

re: #239 TedStriker

Fair enough. If I were the head of Paramount, part of the deal would’ve been that Axanar Productions becomes part of Paramount Pictures.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 12, 2020 • 11:19:19am

re: #235 BigPapa

Reading David Neiwert’s Alt-America: the rise of the radical right in the age of Trump.

About halfway in he gets into two groups that are disparate in psych profiles but when coalesce form a very toxic political environment. I see this with clarity now.
SDO: Social Dominance Orientation: people strongly influenced by a belief in social heirarchy and domination, themselves wanted to be dominant/leaders
RWA: Right Wing Authoritarians: people wanting an authoritarian society, willing to live inside one

Both of which coalesced when Thiel Merry with them. They’ve since splintered and Thiel stopped funding them. They hoped Thiel would be their George Soros. Thankfully he didn’t. But this is who Thiel is.


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