Awesome Fusion Jazz on a “Hello Kitty” Toy Piano: Tigran Hamasyan, “Vardavar” (Live in the Mountains)

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On this song Charles Altura plays the acoustic guitar, Chris Tordini plays the acoustic bass, Arthur Hnatek hits random things, Tigran Hamasyan plays “Hello Kitty” toy piano and an awesome Casio keyboard.
November 10th, 2013.

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1
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 5:58:28pm

You know, the usual first comment about Trump goes here.

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wrenchwench  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:00:14pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You know, the usual first comment about Trump goes here.

Is that meta?

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b_sharp  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:00:49pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You know, the usual first comment about Trump goes here.

Which one?
The one where he’s buried up to his neck in fecal matter and fire ants chew his face?

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:01:18pm

CL’ed
How is this NOT a peaceful protest? No one was hurt and nothing of value was destroyed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:01:35pm

In the regional newspaper, they have an article about why you should not set up autopay for recurring bills.

It turns out in July, the City of Gering, Nebr. city-owned electric company had seventeen meters fail, causing massive bills to people (as much as $25,000 dinged off one person’s credit card). That person is still trying to straighten out their credit card and credit report.

Another person noted they get all bills by paper, and got a $17,000 electric bill. They were able to fix it in a couple minutes at the city office.

Gering is now going through and checking everyone’s meters.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:02:40pm

Still taking up space in this 9/11 Truther’s head.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:04:57pm

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In the regional newspaper, they have an article about why you should not set up autopay for recurring bills.

It turns out in July, the City of Gering, Nebr. city-owned electric company had seventeen meters fail, causing massive bills to people (as much as $25,000 dinged off one person’s credit card). That person is still trying to straighten out their credit card and credit report.

Another person noted they get all bills by paper, and got a $17,000 electric bill. They were able to fix it in a couple minutes at the city office.

Gering is now going through and checking everyone’s meters.

Or, check your statements before the payment is due.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:05:02pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Still taking up space in this 9/11 Truther’s head.

Who is Abby?

I don’t understand why all these people are obsessed with you. They seem to behave as a toddler who’s favourite toy was taken from them or something.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:06:30pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Who is Abby?

I don’t understand why all these people are obsessed with you. They seem to behave as a toddler who’s favourite toy was taken from them or something.

Abby Martin is a propagandist for Russia Today.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:06:36pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Who is Abby?

I don’t understand why all these people are obsessed with you. They seem to behave as a toddler who’s favourite toy was taken from them or something.

He had the audacity to ban them (or their friends), and apparently they can’t ever let go of a grudge. This seems to be a peculiarly right-wing trait.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:06:56pm

He’s just going to let California burn.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:08:17pm

re: #7 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Or, check your statements before the payment is due.

Credit card laws were changed with the GOP in power that interest on a charge accrues immediately upon the charge being posted. Grace periods (between billing cycles) are becoming rarer.

Rules changes to our two credit cards now have no grace periods, both from too-big-to-fail out-of-state banks (neither of our local banks issues credit cards).

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:09:41pm

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

Those Trump flag fuckers are all over the place here where I live in Texas selling that shit. Every single red hat that runs one is old, white, and male.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:12:04pm

Seven tropical systems in the Atlantic basin now.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:12:18pm

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I get emailed by my bank when a new bill comes in that is set up for recurring payment, with a copy of the bill document. I’ve caught a few billing anomalies that way.

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William Lewis  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:13:02pm

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

CL’ed
How is this NOT a peaceful protest? No one was hurt and nothing of value was destroyed.

I seem to remember this dude from Nazareth who did something REAALYYY similar.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:13:11pm

2016: Ventura, CA

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:16:02pm

Trump paying people to attend his Nuremberg Rallies.

Right before posting, the craiglist link went to a live ad.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:20:21pm

re: #11 The Pie Overlord!

He’s just going to let California burn.

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The federal government is the largest owner of forest lands in California, holding about 57 percent of the roughly 33 million acres. Families, individuals, companies or Native American tribes own about 40 percent of forested land in California, while local, state and land trusts own the remainder (3%).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:24:34pm

Bermuda radar clearly shows the structure and eye of Hurricane Paulette as it approaches the island. It is expected to strike as a category 2.

weather.bm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:25:39pm

re: #18 Kamrade Teddy’s Person

Trump paying people to attend his Nuremberg Rallies.

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Right before posting, the craiglist link went to a live ad.

Imagine the GOP screeching if Biden did the same thing.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:31:53pm

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

CL’ed
How is this NOT a peaceful protest? No one was hurt and nothing of value was destroyed.

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Jesus has risen!

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

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danarchy  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:33:02pm

re: #21 Eclectic Cyborg

Imagine the GOP screeching if Biden did the same thing.

It is incredibly easy to create a craigslist posting, anyone can do it and I don’t think there is any verification on craigslists part. Anyone can place an ad like that and say look what these people are doing.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:37:29pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:37:34pm
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steve_davis  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:40:17pm

re: #23 danarchy

It is incredibly easy to create a craigslist posting, anyone can do it and I don’t think there is any verification on craigslists part. Anyone can place an ad like that and say look what these people are doing.

i like the idea of him using the word “ye.” Makes him sound like a pirate.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:40:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:41:34pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Still taking up space in this 9/11 Truther’s head.

Another one of your haters who’s message I don’t understand.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:46:08pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:46:15pm

re: #27 Patricia Kayden

Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
@joncoopertweets
EXCLUSIVE: White House Mideast Peace Signing Ceremony on Tuesday having huge problems as Israeli delegation/security insists on social distancing and wearing masks at the ceremony, while the WH disagrees and says “there is no problem.” Press invites have not gone out as a result.
7:06 PM * Sep 13, 2020

That is the single difference between the autocrat in charge of Israel and the one reigning over us: Bibi and his administration take coronavirus seriously.

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:46:42pm

re: #27 Patricia Kayden

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well of course.

Every woman in the Israeli delegation is a Jewish mother.
Every man in the delegation is married to a Jewish mother, and was raised by a Jewish mother.

Without distancing and masks, no Jewish mother would think the Trump terms are acceptable.

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:49:48pm

re: #29 Dread Pirate Ron

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Just proving that going to a school with no football team was a good choice of my son.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:49:52pm

re: #27 Patricia Kayden

Trumpers begin to deride Israeli Diplomatic Security forces as wimps.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:51:31pm

From earlier this afternoon, the Atlantic is being very busy:

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:53:36pm

re: #25 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Reminds me of a story about a trigger happy cop in Louisiana who shot an ornamental concrete alligator a local citizen had placed in his front yard. One wag said he had suffered a reptile dysfunction. I stole the phrase and have used several times since.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:54:21pm

We lose another Los Angeles institution.

The Downtown Los Angeles Pacific Dining Car is closing for good….

restaurantequipment.bid

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:54:53pm
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mmmirele  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:55:27pm

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

CL’ed
How is this NOT a peaceful protest? No one was hurt and nothing of value was destroyed.

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Two things: 1) I saw one of those tables yesterday in Mesa, AZ, on the northeast corner of Recker and Brown Rds. I thought about stopping and taking pictures but decided I didn’t want to get riled up.

2) Jesus ticked off a lot of people by knocking over tables in the temple. But preachers will tell you that is an example of Jesus’ you are not supposed to follow. And don’t bother asking “why not?” because they can’t answer you. This is one reason why I have absolutely no problem with picketing churches. (If only the coronavirus would cooperate so I can get back to work…)

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:56:15pm
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🌹UOJB!  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:58:26pm

re: #38 mmmirele

Well we still have Theocrat John MacArthur’s Pulpit Pimp Palace in the San Fernando Valley packed to the rafters on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Oh and the Pulpit Pimp Palace a couple blocks from me still have no mask services because their Pimp says if you got enough faith in Jay-Zuss you don’t need no masks.

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2020 • 6:59:10pm

re: #32 Belafon

Just proving that going to a school with no football team was a good choice of my son.

My school had a football team, of sorts, but it wasn’t a good football team. To this day, our proudest moment is that we beat USC in 1911.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:00:39pm

re: #41 sagehen

My school had a football team, of sorts, but it wasn’t a good football team. To this day, our proudest moment is that we beat USC in 1911.

That’s almost as long a stretch as the Cubs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:05:41pm

re: #39 jaunte

We are also probably a week out from reaching one million reported deaths worldwide of which 20% are from this country.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:06:36pm

This Minnesota apple orchard is proudly telling you they’re racist (Daily Kos)

A meme on the article: “How is that racist?—White proverb”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:07:51pm

Speaking of class…

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mmmirele  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:09:30pm

re: #40 🌹UOJB!

Well we still have Theocrat John MacArthur’s Pulpit Pimp Palace in the San Fernando Valley packed to the rafters on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Oh and the Pulpit Pimp Palace a couple blocks from me still have no mask services because their Pimp says if you got enough faith in Jay-Zuss you don’t need no masks.

I’m acutely aware of John MacArthur’s Pulpit Pimp Palace. He defied a court order telling him not to have internal church. The asshat is using the wrong statistics to defend his decision to defy the authorities. Warren Throckmorton (wthrockmorton.com) is covering this and he’s not being even-handed about it. He’s smacking MacArthur down for his bad statistics regarding COVID-19 and MacArthur calling it a hoax.

For some fun, you might want to read Judge Beckloff’s memorandum decision on shutting down MacArthur’s Pulpit Pimp Palace. I would particularly point out footnote 9 on page 13 (MacArthur’s attorneys comparing their church to strip clubs and cannabis dispensaries and getting smacked on the strip club allegation), footnote 10 on page 14 regarding George Floyd protests (not the same, they weren’t scheduled events like church services) and footnote 11 on page 15 (where the church desperately tried to compare itself to Costco).

We’ll have to wait and see what happens next since Johnny Mac defied the judge. His church is still on my protest list for the way Johnny Mac sees women. Maybe at the next Shepherd’s Conference (aka Pastor Dick Waving event) next March.

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:12:44pm

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s almost as long a stretch as the Cubs.

longer; the Cubs won in 2016.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:17:13pm

He’s going to keep speaking his dictatorship into being. Let’s tell him no.

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stpaulbear  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:20:06pm

re: #48 jaunte

I honestly don’t think he’s going to live for another 4 years.

If he wins, everybody’s life expectancy will drop.

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William Lewis  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:30:39pm

re: #38 mmmirele

2) Jesus ticked off a lot of people by knocking over tables in the temple. But preachers will tell you that is an example of Jesus’ you are not supposed to follow. And don’t bother asking “why not?” because they can’t answer you. This is one reason why I have absolutely no problem with picketing churches. (If only the coronavirus would cooperate so I can get back to work…)

You have it right. I would say that if we accept the idea that Christ Jesus was divine, then everything he did was an example to be followed. From bringing extra wine to the wedding party on through kicking over the tables to being willing to say ok to being the scapegoat for an entire world.

Jesus was about living a - good - life. That is not the same as letting assholes be comfortable. It is all about doing what is right no matter the consequences.

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wrenchwench  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:31:15pm

re: #36 🌹UOJB!

We lose another Los Angeles institution.

The Downtown Los Angeles Pacific Dining Car is closing for good….

restaurantequipment.bid

Wasn’t that a b-day destination of yours? (Not the auction place, although that looks cool too…)

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:33:03pm
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CleverToad  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:33:49pm

re: #24 Patricia Kayden

The Dems in our county are doing no-contact literature drops rather than the usual door-knocking. Plus virtual phone banks. Plenty of outreach, with appropriate social distancing for the times — will have to see if it’s effective.

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dangerman  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:38:38pm
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dangerman  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:39:03pm

and

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:39:42pm

re: #52 jaunte

Late Sunday night and no one is watching him. That shows you how newsworthy he actually is.

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retired cynic  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:40:15pm

re: #54 dangerman

That’s horrible! Why isn’t that more public?

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:40:21pm

re: #51 wrenchwench

Wasn’t that a b-day destination of yours? (Not the auction place, although that looks cool too…)

Yes. Every Birthday and Holidays…HURTS!!!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:40:21pm

This is the “new” future Mexico City airport. Not the “old” future Mexico City airport that was cancelled, which left a debt for financing bonds/securities of roughly $36 Billion (US)
Apparently, the find will not disrupt the “new” airport’s construction, as finding a crap load of mammoth bones isn’t really out of the norm in the old Lake Texcoco region

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:40:39pm

re: #55 dangerman

and

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Truman found that out.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:42:16pm

re: #57 retired cynic

That’s horrible! Why isn’t that more public?

Because Trump is doing way crazier shit in the meantime.

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dangerman  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:42:17pm

re: #57 retired cynic

That’s horrible! Why isn’t that more public?

the daily firehose is overwhelming

last week would have tanked any president multiple times over

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:44:16pm

re: #62 dangerman

the daily firehose is overwhelming

last week would have tanked any president multiple times over

Yeah, we’ve to keep hitting him on “losers and suckers”

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:46:19pm

Back in June, I bought an Ibanez bass. In the time I’ve been learning on it, I have realized, through some pain, that I am not built for such an awesome beast. The contortions I had to do to get my pinky on the fourth fret of the E-string - stretch my short arms really far out and then rotate the elbow really far in - were causing my elbow and wrist to hurt. So I traded it in for a short-scale bass:

I can now reach from the first to fourth frets on G without having the back of my hand hurt.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:47:42pm

Tomorrow Trump will blame the Democratic governor and mayor of Pennsylvania & Bethlehem. And vow that he will release an executive order for immediate production to commence

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:52:01pm

re: #63 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, we’ve to keep hitting him on “losers and suckers”

The majority of my family extends their middle fingers from beyond the grave at him and any person who supports him.

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ckkatz  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:53:51pm

re: #64 Belafon

Joe’s Blues - Todd Snider

Joe’s Blues

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KingKenrod  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:53:54pm

More like this, please

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:56:59pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2020 • 7:59:47pm
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William Lewis  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:01:23pm

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The majority of my family extends their middle fingers from beyond the grave at him and any person who supports him.

I haven’t asked but I think that’s the thing that will break my Sergeant Major Sister from him. She took a battalion to Iraq and brought them home alive. But in a separate issue due to Iraq lost her stepson. Yeah, his “suckers and losers” is not going to play well there.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:01:34pm

re: #63 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, we’ve to keep hitting him on “losers and suckers”

That is so last week! Yesterday, our brother repeated the standard RW line that those allegations have been totally disproven and again he ranted on how senile Biden was. These people are so brainwashed, every one.

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stpaulbear  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:07:08pm

re: #69 Dread Pirate Ron

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Good strategy to go after the host given that no one can get a dime out of the Trump campaign, even for services already provided by vendors. So is that $500 for every person in the room over the allowed 50? I hope they’re successful.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:09:57pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:11:42pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:15:35pm

re: #75 Dread Pirate Ron

A LARGE group of Americans (I.e. anyone who doesn’t like Trump)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:22:01pm

Cowboys lose

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William Lewis  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:28:06pm

re: #77 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Cowboys lose

That is always a good thing.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:34:32pm
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William Lewis  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:36:46pm

re: #79 jaunte

Munchausen biproxie?

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:38:05pm

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:38:21pm

re: #80 William Lewis

Munchausen biproxie?

I’m thinking more along the lines of a god complex.

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b_sharp  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:40:06pm

Trump’s brilliance.

washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:41:10pm
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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:41:54pm

This isn’t in response to Trump playing November Rain, it’s just about Trump:

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William Lewis  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:45:41pm

re: #82 Belafon

I’m thinking more along the lines of a god complex.

Well, yeah, that’s what I said…

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:48:12pm

re: #77 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Cowboys lose

Good.

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:50:19pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

I didn’t shed a tear over it.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:51:02pm

re: #84 Belafon

That’s a smart strategy. It’s been noted that Florida is absolutely critical for Trump - if he doesn’t win FL, it’s game over. IIRC, Wisconsin is also another “must-win” state for Trump as well.

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:51:31pm

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wrenchwench  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:52:06pm

this pic is 13 years old, so of course they know their names. They haven’t figured out when we refer to Short Tail and Long Tail who it is we’re talking about. I’ve started calling them Bunny Tail and Monkey Tail. Now I want to train some prehensilability into Monkey Tail.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:53:34pm

re: #84 Belafon

Key point: Florida counts its vote by mail ballots before Election Day, so by targeting Florida Bloomberg hopes to prevent Trump from having evidence to falsely claim victory that night.

Also, they voted for Obama twice, and DT won by a small margin, so they’re a good bet for the dems.

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2020 • 8:56:53pm

re: #84 Belafon

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Scream heard from Oval Office on election night as FL is put in the Biden “win” column: “TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON!!!”

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:00:28pm

re: #93 Targetpractice

Scream heard from Oval Office on election night as FL is put in the Biden “win” column: “TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON!!!”

Trump will use the Hot Line to scream at Putin on Election Night.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:00:51pm

re: #88 plansbandc

I didn’t shed a tear over it.

Neither did I. I had the Rams +2.5.

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:05:13pm

re: #94 🌹UOJB!

Trump will use the Hot Line to scream at Putin on Election Night.

“YOU PROMISED ME FOUR MORE YEARS! AND FOUR MORE AFTER THAT!”

“Nyet, Donald, I promised you no such thing. Also, your last check bounced.”

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stpaulbear  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:10:10pm

re: #94 🌹UOJB!

Trump will use the Hot Line to scream at Putin on Election Night.

Or vice-versa. When Trump loses, Putin loses too. Putin at least knows when to keep his mouth shut.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:10:36pm

re: #92 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Also, they voted for Obama twice, and DT won by a small margin, so they’re a good bet for the dems.

DeSantis has an unlimited number of tricks up his sleeve to prevent a fair election. After all, when the citizens of Florida voted to restore voting rights to felons when they were released, the GOP immediately passed a poll tax to disenfranchise them once again — and the GOP run judicial branch of the government has permitted the poll tax to remain in force. He will make sure that Florida safely remains in Republican hands.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:11:09pm

re: #96 Targetpractice

“YOU PROMISED ME FOUR MORE YEARS! AND FOUR MORE AFTER THAT!”

“Nyet, Donald, I promised you no such thing. Also, your last check bounced.”

“Donald, be sure to take a look at what just premiered on PornHub…involves you and a golden shower…”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:13:11pm

270towin.com

They currently have the Democrats at 278 for safe-likely-lean. They tend to be more bearish than electoralvote.com

The current map shows (presuming the polling holds) the Democrats need no swing states or districts to win. (They would certainly be good for running up the score.)

Toss-ups: AZ, NE-2, OH, GA, FL, NC, ME-2.

TX and IA are Lean GOP.
NV, MN, WI, MI, PA, NH are Lean Dem.

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stpaulbear  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:13:35pm

re: #98 Hecuba’s daughter

Which will be the first republican state to call an emergency special session on the afternoon of Nov. 3?

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:13:49pm

re: #97 stpaulbear

Or vice-versa. When Trump loses, Putin loses too. Putin at least knows when to keep his mouth shut.

Vlad put a down payment on the souls of the GOP for years to come. Even without the WH, they’re gonna be screwing this country over into the next decade.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:18:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:30:57pm
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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:36:06pm

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The one thing I have never understood is why bills like this have time limits.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:37:16pm

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

These fucking assholes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:55:02pm

re: #105 Belafon

The one thing I have never understood is why bills like this have time limits.

re: #106 Eclectic Cyborg

These fucking assholes.

That’s why.

Dems: Propose a violence against women act.
GOP: No, not without a trade, MOAR TAX CUTS
Dems: Okay
GOP: (adds language to limit term of bill)
Dems then must vote for a watered-down bill, or no bill (then the GOP can claim Dems aren’t serious about this issue).

This a feature of conservative governments, not a bug. Conservatives, especially religious conservatives, disdain equal rights for women. Note Russia basically legalised domestic violence against women recently. Violence is a feature in most majority-Muslim countries.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 9:59:25pm
The media could also frame the problem of domestic abuse more realistically. “Domestic abuse is the leading cause of injury for women annually” is a typical sentence written in passive voice about the issue. No. One million men hitting, shooting, hurting, terrorizing their wives or girlfriends or family members is the leading cause of injury for countless women. Reporting in the passive voice eliminates the offender’s agency and sanitizes the violent reality so many women experience.

al.com (Dec. 18, 2019)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 10:06:24pm

In the case of the VAWA which expired in February 2019, the charge was led by the NRA. Provisions in the act prohibited purchases of firearms by people convicted of domestic violence. The NRA characterised it as gun-grabbing, just as they do with proposed red flag laws.

Conservatives view gun owners’ votes as more important than the lives of women, so they will not do anything about the expired law. Democrats cannot get a new bill past Mitch McConnell.

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2020 • 10:10:28pm

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

All the more reason to nuke the filibuster. If people don’t want Republicans repealing it, they can keep them out of office.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 10:17:16pm

re: #110 Belafon

All the more reason to nuke the filibuster. If people don’t want Republicans repealing it, they can keep them out of office.

But abortion. Prayer in school. Teh Geyhs.

Conservatives are very easy to mislead.

Until the 2018 Blue Wave, the GOP had a lock on the House and Senate. Funny how they didn’t act on any of that up there. They made sure to pass a tax scam though, and demonise immigrants.

It turns out the only things that conservatism stands for, conserving and maintaining power and wealth, really isn’t a very popular campaign platform. Hence all the red herring platform planks.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 13, 2020 • 10:47:18pm

re: #98 Hecuba’s daughter

DeSantis has an unlimited number of tricks up his sleeve to prevent a fair election. After all, when the citizens of Florida voted to restore voting rights to felons when they were released, the GOP immediately passed a poll tax to disenfranchise them once again — and the GOP run judicial branch of the government has permitted the poll tax to remain in force. He will make sure that Florida safely remains in Republican hands.

What does DeSantis have that Rick Scott didn’t?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 10:47:41pm

Hmmm, it seems I ran everyone off.

A year ago in August, so much rain fell around Grand Island that a man kayaked through part of the Nebraska State Fair.

Fast forward a year, and now Grand Island, along with more than half of Nebraska, is in drought. Aggressive range fires have returned after a hiatus from wet years. And across the state, ranchers and farmers have been assessing how to respond to deteriorating conditions.

August 2020 was Nebraska’s driest August in 126 years of record-keeping, according to figures released last week by the National Centers for Environmental Information. The year is trending in the top 15% for driest in Nebraska.

A year earlier, the month was the wettest August on record in Nebraska, with 2019 eventually being ranked the state’s third wettest on record.

Call it weather whiplash, call it living in the Great Plains, but call it something else, too.

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That would be climate change, that thing conservatives deny existing because doing something about it cuts into profit and grasping more wealth.

Weather whiplash hits Nebraska as state goes from record wet to record dry (more at the Omaha World-Herald)

This is a problem that capitalism can’t solve, because capitalists make too much money on it. Capitalists aren’t social welfare or environmental organisations. That’s why they have to downplay climate weirding to conservative voters and distract with God, guns, gays, and abortion, because “We’re destroying human life for power and money” really isn’t a good platform for a politician to run on.

The only surprising thing about it is how cheaply you can buy a Republican politician.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:00:30pm

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The people who are still in denial of climate change will not be convinced by whatever drought happens, even record droughts. Or record heat waves. Or record precipitation events.

I’ve written it before and will do so again: the American “conservative”, which really means the religious right (there are too few secular glibertarians in comparison to the religious), are a death cult.

That is why they’d rather die of Covid-19 and go “see Jesus” than do the right thing in a pandemic. It’s why they’d rather die of a carcinogen than regulate industry. It’s why they’d rather burn the planet rather than change the energy sources we use.

Repeat: American fundamentalism is a death cult.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:07:07pm

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hmmm, it seems I ran everyone off.

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That would be climate change, that thing conservatives deny existing because doing something about it cuts into profit and grasping more wealth.

Weather whiplash hits Nebraska as state goes from record wet to record dry (more at the Omaha World-Herald)

This is a problem that capitalism can’t solve, because capitalists make too much money on it. Capitalists aren’t social welfare or environmental organisations. That’s why they have to downplay climate weirding to conservative voters and distract with God, guns, gays, and abortion, because “We’re destroying human life for power and money” really isn’t a good platform for a politician to run on.

The only surprising thing about it is how cheaply you can buy a Republican politician.

Modern capitalism has perfected the practice of “privatize profits and socialize losses”. The ultimate costs of the damage an enterprise inflicts on the environment or the price of new product development is paid by the society and not the organization while the organization manages to retain the profits of its products to itself. It is criminal when the government pays for research at a university or some private company, but the benefits accrue to shareholders and management and not society itself.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:15:05pm

re: #114 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The people who are still in denial of climate change will not be convinced by whatever drought happens, even record droughts. Or record heat waves. Or record precipitation events.

I’ve written it before and will do so again: the American “conservative”, which really means the religious right (there are too few secular glibertarians in comparison to the religious), are a death cult.

That is why they’d rather die of Covid-19 and go “see Jesus” than do the right thing in a pandemic. It’s why they’d rather die of a carcinogen than regulate industry. It’s why they’d rather burn the planet rather than change the energy sources we use.

Repeat: American fundamentalism is a death cult.

There may not be many secular glibertarians, but those that exist wield power and control disproportionate to their numbers but not to their wealth. The fossil fuel industry is run not by religious zealots but by those whose goal is to maximize their bottom line, without caring for the damage they are inflicting on the planet. They are no different from the tobacco industry, which knew for decades that its products were killing its customers, but didn’t care because of the financial reward. It’s not religious fanatics who are destroying our environment — but glibertarians.

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:17:06pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s why.

Dems: Propose a violence against women act.
GOP: No, not without a trade, MOAR TAX CUTS
Dems: Okay
GOP: (adds language to limit term of bill)
Dems then must vote for a watered-down bill, or no bill (then the GOP can claim Dems aren’t serious about this issue).

This a feature of conservative governments, not a bug. Conservatives, especially religious conservatives, disdain equal rights for women. Note Russia basically legalised domestic violence against women recently. Violence is a feature in most majority-Muslim countries.

The mindset is relatively easy to understand: Such religious extremists view women as property from birth until past their child-bearing years, at which point the best they can for is to be viewed as “honored elders.” You often see such a mentality in abusive relationships, the man viewing the start of a relationship as purely a formality and the choice to end it his alone. It’s why so many cases where women try to escape end up tragically, because a man who believes that she belongs to him is often mentally unbalanced enough to also believe that if he can’t have her then no other man can.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:18:25pm
LINCOLN — Early voting applications are on their way to all registered voters in Nebraska, Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced Thursday.

“For voters who have concerns about voting at the polls in November, an early ballot request for a mail-in ballot is a good option,” Evnen said. “Anyone who wishes to vote early should request their ballot as soon as possible.”

Some counties, including Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy, Adams and Phelps, already were planning to send applications to their residents. The Secretary of State’s announcement means all other Nebraska voters will get an application from the state, as was done for the May primary election.

The first ballots will be mailed Sept. 28 to voters requesting an early ballot. The deadline to request an early ballot is Oct. 23.

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Early voting applications are on their way to all Nebraska voters (Gretna, Nebr. Breeze, more at the link)

This is for the counties which normally have polling stations. Counties with fewer than ten thousand residents have been all-mail voting for many years.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:29:26pm

I lost my ability to smell smoke 4 days ago. I know it’s not Covid because I can still smell my dog’s farts.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:32:58pm

re: #119 Dread Pirate Ron

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I lost my ability to smell smoke 4 days ago. I know it’s not Covid because I can still smell my dog’s farts.

The closest city I can get is Cheyenne, Wyo. There the current AQI is 35.

airnow.gov

Sorry about the dog gas.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:35:24pm

Correction: I can get Scottsbluff, which is a whole lot closer to me.

gispub.epa.gov

AQI is 33.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:39:31pm

NE-1 (Lincoln and surrounding area) is considered “Safe R.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:43:10pm

We have a large extended family living on the west coast in Oregon and California. They all emigrated there from the Chicago area over the past several decades. The ongoing fires were the last straw for one cousin; she, her husband, their adult children, and grandchildren just packed their bags and moved to Utah over the past couple weeks.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 13, 2020 • 11:53:17pm

re: #119 Dread Pirate Ron

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I lost my ability to smell smoke 4 days ago. I know it’s not Covid because I can still smell my dog’s farts.

It comes and it goes for me. Of course, today the air quality was merely “low,” not “poor.” The smoke came back this evening, but it was a nice break while it lasted.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:01:12am

Letter to the Omaha World-Herald; let’s see if they print it.

Mr. Ken Lane of Council Bluffs wrote in the the September 11 Public Pulse the following:

The reason for latest “anonymous source” allegation is simple: Make military service individuals, their family members and pro-military groups believe President Trump is anti-military and has made disparaging remarks about fallen heroes. The ploy is to destroy confidence in President Trump by one of his strongest coalitions and the voting public susceptible to such tactics.

That “anonymous source” is Donald Trump himself. He has repeatedly disparaged publicly active duty personnel, veterans, Gold Star Family members, and war dead. From attacking the mother of Sgt. LaDavid Johnson who was killed in an ambush in Chad to his attacks on the service of Senator John McCain, to refusing to attend the memorial service in France on the one hundredth anniversary of WW1 because it was raining, all of this is recorded.

At the battle site of Bellau Wood, he actually asked “Who were the good guys in this war?”

We don’t need anonymous sources when we have his own recorded words.

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Targetpractice  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:01:56am

There really are days I wish I had the level of power that people seem to think I do when they call me in the middle of the night and beg/order me to do something that will make them happy. Then I realize that I don’t want that level of responsibility and go back to playing Civilization on my laptop.

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sagehen  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:08:14am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Letter to the Omaha World-Herald; let’s see if they print it.

LaDavid’s wife, not mother.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:14:56am

re: #127 sagehen

LaDavid’s wife, not mother.

Oops, too late to correct. Letter already sent.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:18:47am

WINDS AND TORRENTIAL RAINS…
…HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS PAULETTE A LITTLE STRONGER…

Internet communications with the Bermuda Weather Service have been
disrupted due to a possible island-wide power outage. Only cell
phone service is available.

The L.F. Wade International Airport observing system recently
measured a sustained wind of 62 mph (102 km/h) and a gust to 89 mph
(143 km/h).

SUMMARY OF 300 AM AST…0700 UTC…INFORMATION
—————————————————————————-
LOCATION…32.0N 64.5W
ABOUT 25 MI…40 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…90 MPH…150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…973 MB…28.73 INCHES

nhc.noaa.gov

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:33:31am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As expected, Paulette has a very large eye. All of Bermuda could possible fit inside the eye. But it does look like a direct hit.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:48:10am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 14, 2020 • 12:52:53am

It doesn’t matter where conservatives grasp power: If they hold it long enough you get to this.

Boris Johnson set to opt out of human rights laws (Sunday Telegraph)

Britain is preparing to opt out of major parts of European human rights laws, risking an explosive new row with the EU.

Boris Johnson’s aides and ministers are drawing up proposals to severely curb the use of human rights laws in areas in which judges have “overreached”.

The plans under discussion include opt-outs from the Human Rights Act, which could prevent many migrants and asylum seekers from using the legislation to avoid deportation and protect British soldiers against claims relating to overseas operations. The Act allows British courts to apply the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The move sets up a major new confrontation with the EU, which has been demanding that the UK commits to remaining signed up to the ECHR and keep the Human Rights Act in place as the price of future “law enforcement co-operation” between the bloc and Britain.

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Targetpractice  Sep 14, 2020 • 1:01:24am

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It doesn’t matter where conservatives grasp power: If they hold it long enough you get to this.

Boris Johnson set to opt out of human rights laws (Sunday Telegraph)

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The Tories are deliberately picking a fight because they want to get the EU to walk away from the table and give them an excuse to blame all the coming misery of a no-deal Brexit upon Brussels.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 14, 2020 • 1:17:34am

Long watch (43:03)

Natalie Wynn (Contrapoints at YouTube) unpacks a recent case of a Kentucky police department putting Punisher logos printed as the thin blue line flag on the hoods of their department’s cars, as part of a wider discussion of WTF.

Justice (Part 1) | ContraPoints

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 14, 2020 • 1:25:59am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 14, 2020 • 1:49:47am

In response to Pyongyang’s test of its first intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US on July 4, 2017, retired Gen. Vincent Brooks, who headed US Forces Korea from 2016 to 2018, ordered troops to fire a tactical missile that traveled 186 miles (300 kilometers) before dropping into the East Sea, according to Woodward’s “Rage,” a revelatory book about the presidency of Donald Trump set for release Tuesday.

“That was the exact distance between the launching point of the US missile and the North Korean missile test site, as well as a tent where satellite photos showed Kim Jong-un was watching the missile launch,” Woodward wrote, according to excerpts obtained by Yonhap News Agency.

“The meaning was meant to be clear: Kim Jong-un needed to worry about his personal safety,” Woodward said, adding that it was never confirmed whether the North had gotten the message.

Following its ICBM test the North upped the provocation, launching a more powerful ICBM on July 28 and another ballistic missile over Japan on Aug. 29, which Woodward describes as a “clear escalation” that “changed the character of the threat.”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 14, 2020 • 1:59:15am

re: #136 Dread Pirate Ron

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Targetpractice  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:06:28am

re: #136 Dread Pirate Ron

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re: #137 Dread Pirate Ron

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The coming WH spin will be that this just shows Donny’s resolve and leadership, that his dick-wagging kept NK from launching a first strike and his “diplomacy” ended the threat altogether.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:18:36am

Wut?

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Targetpractice  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:21:15am

re: #139 Dread Pirate Ron

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Wut?

I’m gonna get this jackass is trying to suggest that Dems poisoned Navalny in order to make Vlad look bad.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:29:33am

The US has become a 3rd world shit hole. Thanks, Trump.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:38:57am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:42:13am

I stepped outside. I can see Mars for the first time in 5-6 days. The sky still isn’t clear enough to see any stars.Mars has a magnitude of -2.3 tonight.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:49:28am

if true….

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:54:00am

SMMT: Only weeks left to save EU and UK auto sectors from €110 billion ‘no deal’ Brexit disaster

[…]

Without a deal in place by 31 December, both sides would be forced to trade under so-called World Trade Organisation (WTO) non-preferential rules, including a 10% tariff on cars and up to 22% on vans and trucks.4 Such tariffs - far higher than the small margins of most manufacturers - would almost certainly need to be passed on to consumers, making vehicles more expensive, reducing choice, and impacting demand. Furthermore, automotive suppliers and their products will be hit by tariffs. This will make production more expensive or will lead to more imports of parts from other competitive countries.

Before the coronavirus crisis hit, EU and UK production of motor vehicles was running at 18.5 million units a year.5 This year some 3.6 million units have already been lost across the sector due to the pandemic.6 New calculations suggest that, for cars and vans alone, a reduction in demand resulting from a 10% WTO tariff could wipe some three million units from EU and UK factory output over the next five years, with losses worth €52.8 billion to UK plants and €57.7 billion to those based across the EU.7  Suppliers would also suffer from these changes.

[…]

These kind of problems will be disastrous for the UK. They will be for the EU too, but it is larger than the UK and will be able to adapt to the rest of the world economy better.

This is what Johnson probably knows: That Brexit is a disaster, and he’s feverish at finding a way of implanting in the British public’s mind that the disaster is the EU’s fault.

But of course it is the Brexiteer’s fault.

At this point I don’t know who is more desperate at blame shifting - Trump or Johnson.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 2:56:27am

re: #143 Dread Pirate Ron

I stepped outside. I can see Mars for the first time in 5-6 days. The sky still isn’t clear enough to see any stars.Mars has a magnitude of -2.3 tonight.

from your front porch ??//

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Targetpractice  Sep 14, 2020 • 3:05:36am

re: #144 dangerman

if true….

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I’m almost tempted to create a fake MAGAt account to start spreading a rumor that the reports of the Trump campaign pulling ad buys are all bogus, that media companies are refusing to air any Trump ads in an unofficial blackout, and that they’re offering the Biden campaign huge discounts in exchange for favors from the FCC after the election.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 14, 2020 • 3:06:54am

re: #145 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The thing that’s killing me about both Trump and Johnson is that any sane, rational observer could have - and in many cases, DID - tell people this was going to happen. But no, it’s too important that we make a point by holding out for our purity pony, and if we can’t get the candidate of our choice, we’re going to take our ball and go home.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 14, 2020 • 3:18:09am

re: #53 CleverToad

The Dems in our county are doing no-contact literature drops rather than the usual door-knocking. Plus virtual phone banks. Plenty of outreach, with appropriate social distancing for the times — will have to see if it’s effective.

We are setting up outdoor tables at library branches and friendly thrift stores. The tables have various VR and absentee voting application forms, as well as signage, instructions and voters’ guides. The tables are largely unmanned, but it works a lot better with masked volunteers at generous distance directing traffic to them. The problem is over-committed volunteers who don’t resist the urge to help. I am a bit at odds with our group, insisting that I don’t want older volunteers dead so that Biden can lose Alabama by 15 points instead of 16.

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Targetpractice  Sep 14, 2020 • 3:39:11am

The natives are getting restless…

The Trump campaign’s decision to buy less television advertising, the Post reporters note, was made by Bill Stepien — who replaced Brad Parscale as Trump’s campaign manager in July. Stepien, Scherer and Dawsey report, “has described facing difficult choices, as he tries to save considerable money for the final 30 days before the November 3 election. The moves have resulted in an enormous short-term advertising benefit for Biden, who maintains a polling lead in most of the battleground states. Between August 10 and September 7, Biden’s campaign spent about $90 million on television ads — more than four times the $18 million spent by the Trump campaign, according to tracking by a Democratic firm.”

He wants to save money for 30 days out. Meanwhile, numerous states (including VA) start early voting up to 46 days out and many absentee ballots have either already been cast or will be before we get to Oct 4th.

This is why I say when people freak out about how Donny is going to “steal” the election that the more bad news like this that comes out, the bigger the effort by the WH is going to need to be, and the more obvious it will be to the public.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 14, 2020 • 3:50:40am

re: #150 Targetpractice

The natives are getting restless…

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He wants to save money for 30 days out. Meanwhile, numerous states (including VA) start early voting up to 46 days out and many absentee ballots have either already been cast or will be before we get to Oct 4th.

This is why I say when people freak out about how Donny is going to “steal” the election that the more bad news like this that comes out, the bigger the effort by the WH is going to need to be, and the more obvious it will be to the public.

It appears that Trump’s strategy is to appeal to the people who are planning on voting in person. The problem is that the only people who are THAT dedicated to voting have already decided who they will vote for. If there are any undecideds left, I would imagine that they are people who are planning on voting by mail, and would be in the process of making up their minds right now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 14, 2020 • 3:51:24am

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the first election in which more ballots were cast by mail than were cast in person. (I don’t know if the “freedumb” states are numerous enough to allow that to be a reality, I’m just spitballing.)

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 14, 2020 • 3:54:16am

Heard on the way into work this morning:

Lake Street Dive - “Rich Girl” (FUV Live at Clearwater)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 4:57:18am

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Who is Abby?

I don’t understand why all these people are obsessed with you. They seem to behave as a toddler who’s favourite toy was taken from them or something.

nothing worse than an apostate

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A Mom Anon  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:16:23am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Some people have to find a target for their hate. It makes them feel better because they have nothing else.

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Thanos  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:17:42am

Just an FYI on how I’m doing :

It will take a while and some concentrated effort to get back in shape, but with two Aussies to walk every day it will happen. Also, the handle sounds familiar, but if there were anything outstanding about Abby, I’m sure I would recall it.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:27:08am

It’s official:

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Thanos  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:29:14am
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A Mom Anon  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:36:23am

re: #156 Thanos

I’m glad you’re doing better! That is kinda scary. Keep healing. 🤗

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Thanos  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:45:29am

re: #159 A Mom Anon

Thanks, I will do that!

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:50:34am

Life on Venus? It better not be voting for Trump!

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 5:51:13am

“Bloomberg Will Spend $100 Million in Florida to help Biden”

Bloomberg plans to run ads on TV and on the Internet in both English and Spanish. Voting begins in Florida on Sept. 24. His aim is to get Democrats to vote early in Florida because Florida releases the early voting totals and absentee ballot totals on Election Night, just after the polls close. If the networks call Florida for Biden on election night, it will make it very implausible for Trump to claim victory then, which will be a huge psychological blow to him. If North Carolina is also called for Biden on election night (which is possible since it also counts absentee ballots starting well before Election Day), then Trump won’t have a leg to stand on.

There’s more. Read the whole thing it’s quick.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:01:17am

re: #30 Hecuba’s daughter

That is the single difference between the autocrat in charge of Israel and the one reigning over us: Bibi and his administration take coronavirus seriously.

More seriously. He still reopened Israel too fast/too soon, and then caved to the Haredi when they complained that his targeted closure plan would have disproportionately hit the Haredi community (even though that’s where the cases are).

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:01:58am

The story came from wapo
I saw it here anchorage daily news

What i noticed was this

I was very blinded. I listened to the evangelicals. I listened to the preachers and the pastors that were telling us that he was so wonderful - and that’s why I’m so dismayed now,” said Christman-Epting, who attended college but did not graduate. “And they’re continuing to support him. And it’s like, don’t you see? Can’t you see?”

I didn’t do my own homework
I copied..
I listened and did what others (appeal to authority) said I should do

her last line says this time I did my own homework and it’s not trump
Newsflash:. It wasn’t last time either. You copied from the wrong people

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:02:36am

re: #156 Thanos

Glad you’re recovering. That’s some scary shit.

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jeffreyw  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:03:53am

Good morning!

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:04:44am

re: #144 dangerman

From what I can gather, it looks like the Trump re-election campaign is hemorrhaging cash.

Must be all that grifting. 😄

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:05:26am

re: #145 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

But please, do go on about how Brexit will somehow improve Britain’s economic activity and growth, while giving the UK more sovereignty and power. /

The reality was always that the Brexit proponents were lying about the benefits and downplayed all the detriments. Now, it’s all coming to a head, and the idiots still have no plan. They’re playing chicken with a 200 car freight train and the train isn’t going to stop for anyone. The UK and its residents are going to get squashed like bugs.

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:05:45am

re: #167 Dr Lizardo

From what I can gather, it looks like the Trump re-election campaign is hemorrhaging cash.

Must be all that grifting. 😄

It will turn out to be outright theft and fraud.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:07:17am

re: #169 Florida Panhandler

It will turn out to be outright theft and fraud.

Too many people in on the skim.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:10:21am

- Absentee ballot requests from dems are outnumbering requests from Rs in many states that matter
-Polling shows that at least half of Democrats plan to vote by mail, compared to less than 10% of Republicans.

While a vote is a vote whenever cast, an already cast early vote is a vaccine against late gaffes, “surprises”, etc. Also the weather on 11/3 or covid gets worse, long lines…

Plus…dems who didn’t vote in 2016 are requesting ballots at a much higher rate than Republicans who didn’t vote in 2016

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:10:59am

re: #162 dangerman

Bloomberg plans to run ads on TV and on the Internet in both English and Spanish. Voting begins in Florida on Sept. 24. His aim is to get Democrats to vote early in Florida because Florida releases the early voting totals and absentee ballot totals on Election Night, just after the polls close. If the networks call Florida for Biden on election night, it will make it very implausible for Trump to claim victory then, which will be a huge psychological blow to him. If North Carolina is also called for Biden on election night (which is possible since it also counts absentee ballots starting well before Election Day), then Trump won’t have a leg to stand on.

If the networks call FL while voting is still underway in other parts of the nation*, it will also be a massively demoralizing blow to the Trumpites and the GOP in general. But yeah, if the call FL for Biden early in the night, then Trump’s campaign managers will realize very quickly that it’s game over.

* IIRC, I don’t think they do that anymore - they wait for polls in Alaska and Hawaii to close now

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Thanos  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:13:38am

re: #165 lawhawk

Yes it was, the big thing was putting things off too long - this steadily got worse over 6 months.

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Thanos  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:17:47am

re: #171 dangerman

- Absentee ballot requests from dems are outnumbering requests from Rs in many states that matter
-Polling shows that at least half of Democrats plan to vote by mail, compared to less than 10% of Republicans.

While a vote is a vote whenever cast, an already cast early vote is a vaccine against late gaffes, “surprises”, etc. Also the weather on 11/3 or covid gets worse, long lines…

Plus…dems who didn’t vote in 2016 are requesting ballots at a much higher rate than Republicans who didn’t vote in 2016

We have filled out the forms for our ballots and once it’s legal to vote (October I think) I will drive them to the local elections office & drop them off at the box.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:32:17am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that lawmakers should not allow fears over the size of the federal deficit or the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet to delay additional Covid-19 relief.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:33:30am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

If the networks call FL while voting is still underway in other parts of the nation*, it will also be a massively demoralizing blow to the Trumpites and the GOP in general. But yeah, if the call FL for Biden early in the night, then Trump’s campaign managers will realize very quickly that it’s game over.

* IIRC, I don’t think they do that anymore - they wait for polls in Alaska and Hawaii to close now

They don’t wait that long. If the polls close in Hawaii at seven, that would be one am eastern time.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:33:41am

re: #175 dangerman

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that lawmakers should not allow fears over the size of the federal deficit or the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet to delay additional Covid-19 relief.

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It’s okay. In January they’re going to be very concerned that researching a vaccine will be bad for the debt.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:35:25am
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:35:57am
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:37:32am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:44:42am

re: #176 Belafon

They don’t wait that long. If the polls close in Hawaii at seven, that would be one am eastern time.

Oh, OK. So if the networks called FL for Biden at, let’s say, shortly before 11:00 pm EST, that would be a little before 8:00 pm PST. And polls in Hawaii and Alaska would certainly still be open.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:45:13am

re: #169 Florida Panhandler

It will turn out to be outright theft and fraud.

When Trump loses he’s going to turn the mob on his campaign staffers.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:46:33am

re: #179 Belafon

And bada bing! another great campaign ad.

“Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell in the Senate, want to legalize rape and allow your husband to beat you.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:49:16am

re: #183 Dr Lizardo

And bada bing! another great campaign ad.

“Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell in the Senate, want to legalize rape and allow your husband to beat you.”

and make you into a criminal for daring to report it…

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 6:54:42am

LA Times on a Cletus Safari

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:01:13am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

Pennsyltucky

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:06:16am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This Minnesota apple orchard is proudly telling you they’re racist (Daily Kos)

A meme on the article: “How is that racist?—White proverb”

Yeah I choose not to buy apples from you

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:10:45am
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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:11:41am
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:11:41am

re: #188 The Pie Overlord!

Compensating.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:13:29am

re: #188 The Pie Overlord!

Caption this:

“I’ll climb over a poorly-designed metal border barrier to vote for Mr Trump!”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:17:18am

re: #188 The Pie Overlord!

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So they quote a Democrat and a Democrat-Republican in their signage.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:20:09am

re: #188 The Pie Overlord!

“I’ll give up Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, just give me my racism!”

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:23:39am

re: #167 Dr Lizardo

From what I can gather, it looks like the Trump re-election campaign is hemorrhaging cash.

Must be all that grifting. 😄

Page one of the casino management handbook
Skim all you can
Let others reorganize what’s left of the hollowed out shell

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Decatur Deb  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:26:21am

Why I will NOT be voting for Biden, Harris, or Doug Jones in November:

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:28:50am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:29:58am

Wilkes-Barre, PA is a natural stopping point for us when we return from the midwest to New England. It looks so pretty from the highway. It’s still got some charm but the view on the street is not always so charming. About four years ago I was interviewing someone for a job. She was a white European woman living with her AA husband in Wilkes-Barre. She said at one point as I drove her to the airport, “I do hope things went well, but I have to tell you—I’m desperate to get out of Wilkes-Barre.” She was the committee’s second choice, unfortunately.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:33:01am

re: #196 jaunte

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Seriously Tom and the other Never Trumpers are heavily deluded about their party pre Trump. Maybe acknowledge that Reagan owed his rise to racial resentment ffs.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:34:13am

re: #198 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The ‘crazy fringe’ he refers to are the ones who were too loud on the stealthy matters.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:35:09am

I visited my maternal grandparents hometown a few years ago. Johnstown is a friendly enough place but it’s seen better days and the children and grandchildren of the immigrants like my great grandparents have unfortunately forgotten the hostility shown to our ancestors by the 1920’s MAGAs.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:35:20am

re: #196 jaunte

Yes we do have a crazy fringe. But they don’t run anything. They aren’t setting policy or spending inordinate amounts of time being interviewed for all American heartland stories. We usually make them invisible or just dismiss them and do what needs to be done. What the right is trying to paint as evil commie Marxist socialism is just basic serving the public and trying to make things better by helping the most people and protecting them. What government is supposed to do. And until we get this idea of government needing to be run like a business the fuck outta here, we’re still going to have to spend way too much time fighting over that while people suffer.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:36:19am

re: #199 jaunte

The ‘crazy fringe’ he refers to are the ones who were too loud on the stealthy matters.

I’ll argue repeatedly that WFB’s problem with the Birchers is they said the crazy shit out loud. My dad’s father was a New Dealer who saw through Reagan’s bs early.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:38:08am

re: #201 A Mom Anon

Yes we do have a crazy fringe. But they don’t run anything. They aren’t setting policy or spending inordinate amounts of time being interviewed for all American heartland stories. We usually make them invisible or just dismiss them and do what needs to be done. What the right is trying to paint as evil commie Marxist socialism is just basic serving the public and trying to make things better by helping the most people and protecting them. What government is supposed to do. And until we get this idea of government needing to be run like a business the fuck outta here, we’re still going to have to spend way too much time fighting over that while people suffer.

I mean look at our leadership. Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, & Harris are all solidly left of center but they and I don’t either want a revolution. I want reform to problems that have been impacting our country for years.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:38:13am

re: #200 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I visited my maternal grandparents hometown a few years ago. Johnstown is a friendly enough place but it’s seen better days and the children and grandchildren of the immigrants like my great grandparents have unfortunately forgotten the hostility shown to our ancestors by the 1920’s MAGAs.

Seems a lot forget that their ancestors got screwed by the millionaire class - wiped out is more like it (aka the Johnstown flood). Now, they’re screwed because the coal and steel mills are trying to pull every dollar of profit while the workers face all the burdens and there’s no industry to fill the vacuum. Unlike Pittsburgh, which pivoted to tech and medicine, rural PA had steel, coal, and it was replaced by fracking, which uses a fraction of the workforce. Coal is dying out entirely (open pit mines out west are a better/cheaper source than trying to mine seams).

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:43:45am

re: #204 lawhawk

Seems a lot forget that their ancestors got screwed by the millionaire class - wiped out is more like it (aka the Johnstown flood). Now, they’re screwed because the coal and steel mills are trying to pull every dollar of profit while the workers face all the burdens and there’s no industry to fill the vacuum. Unlike Pittsburgh, which pivoted to tech and medicine, rural PA had steel, coal, and it was replaced by fracking, which uses a fraction of the workforce. Coal is dying out entirely (open pit mines out west are a better/cheaper source than trying to mine seams).

Yeah Pittsburgh has adapted to the post industrial economy while sadly Johnstown hasn’t. The problem is people there increasingly would rather hear the likes of Trump pandering to their resentments rather than Obama, Clinton, & now Biden talking about how to make this better. That said, I think Biden will run better here.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:46:53am

re: #196 jaunte

They were correct in 1860.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:49:22am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

Why are once blue areas of Pennsylvania turning redder?

Answer—Back in the day people went to churches on Sunday and their Union Halls on Wednesday.

Then the Union Halls closed so the churches all of a sudden started Wednesday Bible studies pressed by the Religious Right.

And Catholic Churches endlessly denounced abortion.

So stopping abortion is the #1 priority in Pennsylvania and that’s why those former blue areas are now deep red.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:49:52am

we were talking about this here about a week ago

through a twist of fate i happened to just come across my sister’s old box of 45s.
this was in it
cut out in 1969 from the back of a box of Super Sugar Crisp

“Sugar, Sugar”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:50:19am

This is interesting.

(VIA Raw Story) Likely voters believe that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is more mentally sound that President Donald Trump, according to a recently-released Fox News poll.

The survey of likely 1,191 likely voters found that 51% believe that Biden “has the mental soundness to serve as president.”

Only 47% of likely voters told Fox News that President Trump has the “mental soundness” to be commander-in-chief.

The current president has made his mental stability a cornerstone of his campaign.

The same voters preferred the compassion of Biden over Trump, 62% to 44%, the poll found.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:51:02am

re: #196 jaunte

Such a tiresome response. Protip: “Crazies took over my party” does not mean “your party was always wrong about everything.” Yes, we knew had a crazy fringe. Ours, for a lot of reasons (including monetizing the crazy) took control.
Spoiler: The left has a crazy fringe too.

Your party refused to stand up to or call out the crazies for fear of alienating them.

YOU LET THAT HAPPEN

The left has crazies too but the DNC nominated Biden and not Bernie…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:52:22am

re: #206 Belafon

They were correct in 1860.

It’s been a long dance downwards since Nixon lost to JFK in 1960. They chose to nominate Goldwater who whether you think he was a bigot or not had absolutely the wrong interpretation of the CRA 1964 and then you had the likes of Reagan who benefited from and exploited the white backlash to that. Tom needs to realize that the free markets crap was always a cover for the nativism and xenophobia that the right has always needed to get their base.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:53:15am

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

This is interesting.

(VIA Raw Story) Likely voters believe that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is more mentally sound that President Donald Trump, according to a recently-released Fox News poll.

The survey of likely 1,191 likely voters found that 51% believe that Biden “has the mental soundness to serve as president.”

Only 47% of likely voters told Fox News that President Trump has the “mental soundness” to be commander-in-chief.

The current president has made his mental stability a cornerstone of his campaign.

The same voters preferred the compassion of Biden over Trump, 62% to 44%, the poll found.

I think that’s 62-34 or 52-44.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:53:46am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:56:02am

I mean just acknowledge that Reagan was an asshole for the Philadelphia, Mississippi stunt. I’m definitely cool with criticism of FDR’s race record not just in regards to Japanese Americans being interred but also Jewish refugees being refused and his refusal to support a ban on lynching and not desegregating the military.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 7:57:58am

re: #193 jaunte

“I’ll give up Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, just give me my racism!”

should i bold the whole thing?

Time: “This matters not just because of what these voters believe but also because of what they don’t. The facts that should anchor a sense of shared reality are meaningless to them; the news developments that might ordinarily inform their vote fall on deaf ears. They will not be swayed by data on coronavirus deaths, they won’t be persuaded by job losses or stock market gains, and they won’t care if Trump called America’s fallen soldiers ‘losers’ or ‘suckers,’ as the Atlantic reported, because they won’t believe it. They are impervious to messaging, advertising or data. They aren’t just infected with conspiracy; they appear to be inoculated against reality.”

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:00:45am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:02:15am

Thing is Reagan did two things. He showed these last guys the Southern Strategy could pay dividends nationally and guys like Tom did personally well for themselves under Ron.The Anti-Trump right doesn’t need to make Reagan into Trump but they do need to acknowledge that a lot of what Reagan did helped make somewhat like Trump palatable to the GOP base.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:02:35am

re: #216 (((Archangel1)))

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Yes a murderer.

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JC1  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:03:06am

Link

Anti-maskers sentenced to dig graves for covid19 victims.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:03:39am

Mazel tov, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has given birth to 20th named storm: Vicki.

There’s a Cat1 hurricane Sally (expected to strengthen before landfall in Gulf Storm) later this week. That’s likely to hit Alabama/Louisiana, though the models are putting NOLA in the crosshairs.

Paulette is giving Bermuda a hard time. Teddy formed off the African coast, but is expected to become a major hurricane by end of the week. Too soon to tell if it affects land, let alone US.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:04:02am

re: #215 dangerman

should i bold the whole thing?

Not all Americans though; which is why Ohio is a battleground state again this year. In Kentucky, Democrats have a huge edge in requesting absentee ballots, though McConnell dismisses that as merely reflecting Republican preference for voting in person, since dear leader told them mail in voting is bad. I hope if the Senate election gets close, it might give McGrath an edge at the margins if some Republicans who could’ve voted absentee don’t end up going to vote after all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:04:30am

re: #217 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Under Reagan we also saw public schools and education overall go into decline, from cutting public school budgets to rising prices for university tuition.

We are certainly paying the price for that today.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:08:15am

re: #163 lawhawk

More seriously. He still reopened Israel too fast/too soon, and then caved to the Haredi when they complained that his targeted closure plan would have disproportionately hit the Haredi community (even though that’s where the cases are).

Bibi caved — but decided on a complete lockdown instead. So, it may indicate a level of cowardice in dealing with his base but the result is a more stringent approach. Trump is the opposite; he was not caving to the demands of his base — he created those demands and has indicated all along that he didn’t care how many became ill or died.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:08:23am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Your party refused to stand up to or call out the crazies for fear of alienating them.

YOU LET THAT HAPPEN

The left has crazies too but the DNC nominated Biden and not Bernie…

And I would hardly call Bernie crazy. Single payer healthcare is absolutely a mainstream position everywhere except the US.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:09:25am

re: #224 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Bernie’s inflexible but not crazy. There’s a big difference between him and Taylor-Greene.

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:09:55am

re: #64 Belafon

Cool bass!

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:10:14am

re: #166 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:15:13am

re: #225 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Bernie’s inflexible but not crazy. There’s a big difference between him and Taylor-Greene.

Meanwhile virtually the entire GOP has gone bug ass insane. I am very concerned about what happens when Trump refuses to concede and fights to stay in office. We have millions of armed fascists in our police forces and civilian population.

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:28:10am

yahoo.com

“Lock Him Up”

Let’s stop pretending what Trump and his henchmen cultists really mean by this.

A call for Obama to be “locked up” is really saying “Let’s lynch the first Black President.” Stop playing silly footsy word games, Trump. Grow a pair.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:28:41am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

LA Times on a Cletus Safari

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:37:24am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Your party refused to stand up to or call out the crazies for fear of alienating them.

YOU LET THAT HAPPEN

The left has crazies too but the DNC nominated Biden and not Bernie…

Only because Biden was saved by black women (and men) in South Carolina. The white people would have supported Bernie. So the only reason the Democratic crazies didn’t win is that our party was saved by people of color; the GOP doesn’t have enough such people remaining in their party because they were driven out by the Southern strategy.

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Thanos  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:39:16am

Back in early netroots days the anarchists, communists, socialists were a bit more at the forefront and collected more press (the Code Pink / Kucinich crowd at that time.) Since then progressives have become more mature & pragmatic - but still hold tightly to their core principles. I like the change.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:40:29am

re: #232 Thanos

Back in early netroots days the anarchists, communists, socialists were a bit more at the forefront and collected more press (the Code Pink / Kucinich crowd at that time.) Since then progressives have become more mature & pragmatic - but still hold tightly to their core principles. I like the change.

I used to like Kucinich but I grew up.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:41:25am

This is a wild story I saw over the weekend - Freeman Vines and the Hanging Tree Guitars.

Luthier and musician Freeman Vines was 8 or 9 years old when his neighbor, an older white man named Oscar Hopper, introduced him to the guitar. “It was an old C.F. Martin, and you had to call his guitar ‘Mr. Martin’ before he’d let you play it.”

The first two songs Oscar taught him were “John Henry” and “Wildwood Flower.” He says those songs are his earliest memories, and from then, Vines was hooked. As he grew older and played out in his community of Fountain, North Carolina, he became pretty well known and earned the stage name Bro Vines. In his young adulthood, he grew bored of the tones in the instruments he played, so he decided to start building his own guitars. He became a little obsessed after he stumbled upon the sound he was seeking, but it was fleeting and, according to him, he’s never been able to find it again.

“I was in the shop and something happened,” Vines remembers. “Have you ever bumped your elbow and hit that nerve in there and had that sensation? That’s what happened with music. I started seeking a sound. I wound pickups, I looked at pickups, wood…. I had to leave guitar alone for a while. I found I wasn’t ever going to find that sound again.”

He may not have found his definitive sound, but Vines has made an impressive collection of instruments that is unlike any other. Some have traditional elements, perhaps a T-style body or traditional pickup arrangements, but others have carved faces, skulls, animals, and other figures which evoke a spiritual feel. In some of the guitars, the metal hardware, like the bridge, is incorporated into the face as the mouth. His latest series of guitars are quite striking, attention-grabbing, and not exactly comforting. Vines himself has referred to them as “horrific” and “macabre.”

[…]

Fair warning, the book’s subject matter and these guitars are deeper than what meets the eye. There’s a blood-curdling backstory involved: The black walnut wood used to build several of these guitars is reported to have come from a tree that was used for lynchings, particularly in the mob murder of Oliver Moore in 1930.

A long, very interesting read.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:43:01am

re: #217 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Thing is Reagan did two things. He showed these last guys the Southern Strategy could pay dividends nationally and guys like Tom did personally well for themselves under Ron.The Anti-Trump right doesn’t need to make Reagan into Trump but they do need to acknowledge that a lot of what Reagan did helped make somewhat like Trump palatable to the GOP base.

And that was the point of the book “It was all a lie” written by a never-Trumper, who acknowledged that everything that the GOP pretended it supported was never relevant; they just wanted power. And as much as he liked Reagan, he admitted that the racism was there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:48:03am

re: #235 Hecuba’s daughter

And that was the point of the book “It was all a lie” written by a never-Trumper, who acknowledged that everything that the GOP pretended it supported was never relevant; they just wanted power. And as much as he liked Reagan, he admitted that the racism was there.

Those Midwestern workers did not need “economic anxiety” to turn far-right. They were racist even before the EA syndrome set it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:52:25am

re: #235 Hecuba’s daughter

And that was the point of the book “It was all a lie” written by a never-Trumper, who acknowledged that everything that the GOP pretended it supported was never relevant; they just wanted power. And as much as he liked Reagan, he admitted that the racism was there.

Max Boot I believe who is younger than Tom iirc.

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ericblair  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:52:58am

re: #224 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And I would hardly call Bernie crazy. Single payer healthcare is absolutely a mainstream position everywhere except the US.

I guess it’s a mainstream position, but it’s not the way a lot of Europe does it. There’s pretty much universal healthcare, but it might be with private companies (Swiss, Dutch), non-profits (Germany), or base healthcare with private add-ons, that kind of thing.

It’s all complicated, but nearly everyone is covered, and there are strict controls on health care and prescription med prices. I’m in a situation where I pay full freight and get reimbursed by a private insurer, but the bills are like 10 to 20 percent of what I’d pay in the US (except when I had Kaiser). Eyeglasses and contacts are about the same, though.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:55:03am

re: #237 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Max Boot I believe who is younger than Tom iirc.

Book was written by Stuart Stevens, but Max Boot expressed similar sentiments well before the book was published.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:56:00am

re: #238 ericblair

I guess it’s a mainstream position, but it’s not the way a lot of Europe does it. There’s pretty much universal healthcare, but it might be with private companies (Swiss, Dutch), non-profits (Germany), or base healthcare with private add-ons, that kind of thing.

It just that the notion of looking on affordable and accessible health care as something the government should help provide to people is not generally seen as some sort of creeping Communist threat to Europe’s personal freedoms.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:58:11am

Angry asshole is angry:

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:58:12am

Here is my thinking on the Bernie vs other vote in the 2020 Democratic primaries.

Bernie was a familiar figure from the prior run for president against Hilary Clinton, and started running early. There was no other clear candidate for those who did not have confidence in Bernie Sanders. Not for his goals, but for his unrealistic approach for actually achieving them (as mirrored by his supporters). Also, Bernie’s lack of support for Democratic candidates, and lack of achievements (no surprise given said unrealistic approach to national politics). The people of color in South Carolina tipped the scales to one non-Bernie candidate, and that was all she wrote for Bernie Sanders.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:59:32am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 8:59:36am

Lre: #239 Hecuba’s daughter

Book was written by Stuart Stevens, but Max Boot expressed similar sentiments well before the book was published.

Ah knew it was Boot or Stu.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:01:50am

re: #243 jaunte

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Hunter was never Vice President, Senator, so don’t call him that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:01:52am

re: #241 Eclectic Cyborg

Our people have all left Drudge. He is a confused MESS, has no clue what happened. Down 51%. DRUDGE They like REVOLVER and others!

We only like ass-kissers and people willing to lie in our favor!!!

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:02:01am

Big energy here from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, speaking in language that even knuckle-dragging RWNJs can understand:

Rather than condemning those who have supported Trump, perhaps there is a way to frame what needs to be done in America around race as “needing to be coached up.”

Macho guys can accept this; that maybe they’re not where they need to be on something, and that they can swallow their ego for a bit and accept coaching.

I know, I know. It exonerates a fair bit of racist behavior. But the alternative increasingly seems to be race war/civil war.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:03:27am

It was just a matter of time…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:04:10am

re: #242 BlueSpotinAL

Here is my thinking on the Bernie vs other vote in the 2020 Democratic primaries.

Bernie was a familiar figure from the prior run for president against Hilary Clinton, and started running early. There was no other clear candidate for those who did not have confidence in Bernie Sanders. Not for his goals, but for his unrealistic approach for actually achieving them (as mirrored by his supporters). Also, Bernie’s lack of support for Democratic candidates, and lack of achievements (no surprise given said unrealistic approach to national politics). The people of color in South Carolina tipped the scales to one non-Bernie candidate, and that was all she wrote for Bernie Sanders.

Bingo. Sanders has never shown interest in building a long lasting majority in Congress and yes he does have an unrealistic approach along with little results. And another thing is Biden is just so much more damn likable than Bernie. Biden’s the kind of guy I’d love to chat with. He comes off as affable and a good listener. I don’t feel that way about Bernie who comes off more distant and already has his mind made. If you wanted the Dems to go “populist”, Sherrod Brown would have been a better fit for that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:05:23am

re: #243 jaunte

SenRonJohnson going after Joe Biden, indicating his Homeland Security will release a report within a week on Hunter Biden’s ties to Ukraine: “We’re going to learn about Vice President Biden’s unfitness for office.”

Been thinking about the Atlantic article and the Woodward book…they came out in September.

Why did even Fox go with the Atlantic article? To buy them some cred as “neutral” reporters, so they can then really tout what is going to come out, much later, on Biden and Hunter.

It will be such outrageous and over-the-top in nature that we simply do not know at first how to respond to it without being dragged down to their base level, which will be the point of it all…

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Kamrade Teddy's Person  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:07:36am
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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:07:38am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Hunter Biden conflict/nepotism stuff is just such an own goal if they go there.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:07:56am

re: #248 makeitstop

It was just a matter of time…

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I guess all the other folks who were asked said no.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:08:22am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Been thinking about the Atlantic article and the Woodward book…they came out in September.

Why did even Fox go with the Atlantic article? To buy them some cred as “neutral” reporters, so they can then really tout what is going to come out, much later, on Biden and Hunter.

It will be such outrageous and over-the-top in nature that we simply do not know at first how to respond to it without being dragged down to their base level, which will be the point of it all…

Meh. I think it’s going to end up just like every other fake-ass scandal they’re tried to gin up.

Nunes tried it and got laughed at. Johnson isn’t a whole lot smarter than Nunes. Give it 24 hours after it drops to be thoroughly debunked. They are not good at this.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:08:25am

Also: “Free Chicken” is not a phrase that I knew, but perhaps it might make a useful phrase to describe the actual relationship between Trump and Putin.

Well, other than “pathetic puppet,” but that one has worn our from overuse.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:09:04am

How many millions have the Trump spawn scammed whie he’s been in office.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:09:40am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:13:15am
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:14:26am

re: #241 Eclectic Cyborg

Angry asshole is angry:

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The last couple of weeks have certainly seen the headlines on Drudge diverge from, say, RedState or (barf!) Breitbart.

Drudge has been reporting reality, not delusional conspira-spin.

Thus: Trump NEEDS him to be cancelled.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:17:30am

Best Kid Rock tweet so far:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:21:54am

re: #260 makeitstop

Best Kid Rock tweet so far:

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Hey now you’re a has been.

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Ferdinand  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:28:01am

Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick, as grandma used to say, this man is dumb as a rock (via Balloon Juice):

CNN has obtained excerpts of the 10-minute conversation, which show Trump was more focused on the economy than the public health crisis. As the two debated Trump’s response to the pandemic, Trump finally asked: “So you think the virus totally supersedes the economy?”

“Oh sure. But they’re related, as you know,” Woodward responded.

“A little bit, yeah,” Trump replied.

“Oh, a little bit?” Woodward asked.

“I mean, more than a little bit. But the economy is doing — look, we’re close to a new stock market record,” Trump said.

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plansbandc  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:31:56am

re: #208 dangerman

I had this cutout record. I also had a Bobby Sherman cutout. :D

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:34:14am

I wonder if Nuge is a little jealous that Kid Rock is doing the Trump thing. He was a Michigan rocker when Kid Rock was still Bob Ritchie…

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:38:19am

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:38:39am

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

Mr. Bean’s shifty cousin?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:47:51am

re: #252 jaunte

The Hunter Biden conflict/nepotism stuff is just such an own goal if they go there.

they have been immune from it for the past three-and-a-half years, why should that change?

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Acemarilllion  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:48:31am

re: #84 Belafon

Key point: Florida counts its vote by mail ballots before Election Day, so by targeting Florida Bloomberg hopes to prevent Trump from having evidence to falsely claim victory that night.

I’m not understanding how this prevents Trump from spinning this–seems he will just deny the evidence. Am I missing something here?

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:48:55am

WHOA Jacob Wohl’s partner in crime was BUSTED

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:49:54am

re: #268 Acemarilllion

I’m not understanding how this prevents Trump from spinning this–seems he will just deny the evidence. Am I missing something here?

If Trump cannot win he will just kick o er the table…turn the election into such a massively unprecedented clusterfuck that he can plausibly deny or defy the results

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:51:12am

Academic paper showing that conservatives like jokes that punch down while liberals like jokes that punch up.

psyarxiv.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:53:19am

re: #271 gocart mozart

Academic paper showing that conservatives like jokes that punch down while liberals like jokes that punch up.

psyarxiv.com

Conservatives like to laugh at others’ misfortune while the lower classes laugh to cope with their own misfortune.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:53:32am

Driftglass has a long, long essay on the Never Trumpers, about how they’re trying really, really hard to get us all to agree that it was only in 2016 that the GOP lost its mind, revealed that it has no beliefs in anything other than White Supremacy, giving taxpayer money to billionaires, and carpet-bombing countries full of brown people any time they look at us funny.

But there was no disaster. There were no rampaging dinosaurs. But there was Atwater and Rove and Cheney and Gingrich. There was Ailes and Limbaugh and O’Reilly and “Tiller the Baby Killer”. There was Iraq and torture and Birtherism and the Great Recession and on and on and on. There was nothing but their own long, bloody, contemptible and deeply complicit Past — a Past which they had convinced the media to wall off and then insisted that the rest of us were obliged to forget — roaring back into the timeline.

Jesus, no wonder they needed a Wall the size of the world itself to keep in all imprisoned.

No wonder they were furious.

They had worked so very hard to convince people with enormous influence over public opinion to use that power to expunge their wretched, destructive histories. To lock it all away in a deep, dark dungeon and bully the rest of us into believing that letting them all off the hook for all that they had done to create Donald Trump was the price we would all have to pay to beat Donald Trump.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:55:17am

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine could be distributed to Americans before the end of the year if found to be safe and effective, CEO Albert Bourla said Sunday.

And I could be commuting across the bay by portable jet pack before the end of the year if they were found to be safe and effective. The first possibility may be more likely than the second — but not by a whole lot.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2020 • 9:57:34am

re: #273 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Again: in Obama Conservatives could at least point to someone who proved that the Great Conservative American Dream could work for anyone who worked hard enough, regardless of race or origin, - without any government help.

But that would have recognizing Obama’s achievement, no mater how begrudgingly, and they just could not bring themselves to do that.

Instead they made him out to be an Affirmative Action-coddled, Kenyan cryptomuslim Manchurian Candidate.

I wonder why they just had to take that approach…

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steve_davis  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:00:53am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

LA Times on a Cletus Safari

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He was born in 1940. By 1960, one of the major coal producers in the area managed to drill into the susquehanna from one of their under-river mines. Took a dozen box cars to plug the hole. By the time that happened, coal mining in Wilkes Barre was effectively finished. The reason there are no Democrats, mostly, left in Wilkes Barre is because it went from a dirty city filled with union miners to a dirty city with nothing to do. I know this because Mom dragged us back annually when we went north.

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steve_davis  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:02:04am

re: #188 The Pie Overlord!

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Man Brain-Damaged from running through brick wall votes for Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:02:18am

re: #274 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

And I could be commuting across the bay by portable jet pack before the end of the year if they were found to be safe and effective. The first possibility may be more likely than the second — but not by a whole lot.

Exactly. I wasn’t endorsing the story. Just sharing it. Until about April of next year I’m in full “grain of salt” mode regarding vaccine announcements.

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ericblair  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:03:02am

That’s some body language. Lukashenka is now busy selling out Belarus to keep his sorry worthless ass in power, where if things go poorly for him, can be easily called treason. Meanwhile, Putin turned a Belarusian domestic situation (where the protesters were at great pains to say they weren’t anti-Russian) into another geopolitical clusterfuck. Putin’s sent in the RT propaganda squad, riot police goons, and now $1.5 billion to prop up Lukashenka, but the protests continue.

If the protests succeed and Lukashenka gets hauled out of office, it’s pretty clear the Belarusians will remember which side Putin came down on. Our buddy Vova just might be the Russian leader who managed to lose both Ukraine and Belarus: a pretty notable achievement.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:06:45am

re: #279 ericblair

Question: I see some people refer to him as Lukashenko and others as Lukashenka. Why is that?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:10:03am

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: I see some people refer to him as Lukashenko and others as Lukashenka. Why is that?

I’m not sure honestly. In Czech and Slovak, women have an -ova at the end of their last names. My cousin has this while those of us who have the family surname in the US do not. But I don’t know a lot about Belorussian naming conventions versus other Slavic ones.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:12:18am

re: #225 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Bernie’s inflexible but not crazy. There’s a big difference between him and Taylor-Greene.

we know what bernie is and arent afraid to say it
we know what parts of the far left are and arent afraid to say it

when was the last time an R called out a far right R - Qnut, tea partier, sex offender, etc

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ericblair  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:17:14am

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: I see some people refer to him as Lukashenko and others as Lukashenka. Why is that?

It’s translated with an “a” in Belarusian, and “o” in Russian. Most Russians would pronounce the last letter like English “a”, anyways.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:17:23am

This asshole…

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:17:35am

re: #216 (((Archangel1)))

Yes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:23:57am

re: #283 ericblair

It’s translated with an “a” in Belarusian, and “o” in Russian. Most Russians would pronounce the last letter like English “a”, anyways.

Ah that makes sense. Remarkable really as both Belorussian and Russian are both Eastern Slavic languages. Ukrainian is too.

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Teukka  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:26:08am

Well, it would be sometime in October here in Europe, but it still stands…

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:28:07am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:29:43am

re: #284 makeitstop

This asshole…

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Michael Caputo a non-scientist with no medical training but a disciple of Roger Stone and per Wikipedia:

Caputo moved to Russia in 1994, after the fall of the Soviet Union, and was an adviser to Boris Yeltsin. He worked for Gazprom Media in 2000 where he worked on improving the image of Vladimir Putin in the U.S.

Looks like a perfect fit for Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:29:47am

re: #288 lawhawk

All in all, he’s just another brick in the Wohl…

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Citizen K  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:38:17am

Monstrous amounts of antipathy runs our country currently.

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:38:41am

re: #269 The Pie Overlord!

Seems to be some voter suppression type fraud

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:39:06am

re: #291 Citizen K

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Monstrous amounts of antipathy runs our country currently.

Will this go to SCOTUS?

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:39:35am

re: #284 makeitstop

This asshole…

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if you had any proof of that you’d name them, arrest and prosecute them
i mean unless it’s hyperbole. in which case fuck off

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:39:57am

re: #293 Hecuba’s daughter

Expect en banc decision first. Then appeal to SCOTUS.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:41:37am

re: #278 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly. I wasn’t endorsing the story. Just sharing it. Until about April of next year I’m in full “grain of salt” mode regarding vaccine announcements.

Sure, I know that. Just tired of hearing every spokesperson and drug company in the world repeat that it’s possible without that little caveat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:42:42am

Hello friends. I am currently right in Sallys path and she’s getting stronger. I’m already stocked on food, water, gas and other supplies and I live far enough back from any bodies of water that I don’t think major flooding will be an issue. Might get stuck without power for awhile.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:42:48am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:43:00am

re: #279 ericblair

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That’s some body language. Lukashenka is now busy selling out Belarus to keep his sorry worthless ass in power, where if things go poorly for him, can be easily called treason. Meanwhile, Putin turned a Belarusian domestic situation (where the protesters were at great pains to say they weren’t anti-Russian) into another geopolitical clusterfuck. Putin’s sent in the RT propaganda squad, riot police goons, and now $1.5 billion to prop up Lukashenka, but the protests continue.

If the protests succeed and Lukashenka gets hauled out of office, it’s pretty clear the Belarusians will remember which side Putin came down on. Our buddy Vova just might be the Russian leader who managed to lose both Ukraine and Belarus: a pretty notable achievement.

From your lips to God’s ears.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:44:12am

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: I see some people refer to him as Lukashenko and others as Lukashenka. Why is that?

Spelled “o,” pronounced “a” as in “funeral”).

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:44:47am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:45:57am

re: #284 makeitstop

This asshole…

Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS, said without evidence that the CDC was harboring a “resistance unit” determined to undermine Trump and accused career government scientists of “sedition” in their handling of the pandemic.

Vive la résistance!

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garzooma  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:47:23am

re: #289 Hecuba’s daughter

Michael Caputo a non-scientist with no medical training but a disciple of Roger Stone and per Wikipedia:

Caputo moved to Russia in 1994, after the fall of the Soviet Union, and was an adviser to Boris Yeltsin. He worked for Gazprom Media in 2000 where he worked on improving the image of Vladimir Putin in the U.S.

Looks like a perfect fit for Trump.

Looks like Wikipedia updated their Caputo page. Here’s what I’m seeing now (note the “work for Russian leader Vladimir Putin”:

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Caputo established residence in Russia in 1994.[8][5][9] […]

Caputo was employed by a Moscow-headquartered subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom-Media.[12][10][9] He was contracted by Gazprom in 2000 to work for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.[8][10] His task was to increase Putin’s public relations standing, specifically his support level in the U.S.[12][10][9] He moved back from Russia to the U.S. in the year 2000.[5]

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:47:41am

Newest right wing talking point in Biden avoiding the debates:

Sundowning, or sundown syndrome,[1] is a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia. Most commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but also found in those with other forms of dementia, the term “sundowning” was coined due to the timing of the patient’s confusion. For patients with sundowning syndrome, a multitude of behavioral problems begin to occur in the evening or while the sun is setting.[2][3][4] Sundowning seems to occur more frequently during the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease and mixed dementia. Patients are generally able to understand that this behavioral pattern is abnormal. Sundowning seems to subside with the progression of a patient’s dementia.[2][3] Research shows that 20-45% of Alzheimer’s patients will experience some sort of sundowning confusion.[2][5]

en.wikipedia.org

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:50:36am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:52:09am

re: #304 Shropshire Slasher

Newest right wing talking point in Biden avoiding the debates:

en.wikipedia.org

And when did Biden state that he was avoiding debates???? He had agreed to the standard 3 debates, all of which are being held in the evening. And he is participating in a CNN sponsored evening town hall this week.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:54:06am

re: #306 Hecuba’s daughter

And when did Biden state that he was avoiding debates???? He had agreed to the standard 3 debates, all of which are being held in the evening. And he is participating in a CNN sponsored evening town hall this week.

I think their neighbors dog is telling them these things.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:54:19am

re: #306 Hecuba’s daughter

And when did Biden state that he was avoiding debates???? He had agreed to the standard 3 debates, all of which are being held in the evening. And he is participating in a CNN sponsored evening town hall this week.

Because the Trump campaign is all projection.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:55:41am

re: #307 Eventual Carrion

I think their neighbors dog is telling them these things.

Play it again Sam.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:55:45am

This is a great ad.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:58:43am
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:59:02am
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jaunte  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:59:38am
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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 10:59:57am

Is #freechicken trending yet?

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:00:27am

WUT

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:01:18am

Noted prankster & dirty-trickster creates fake news in order to then complain about “Fake News”

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Teukka  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:01:34am

[Sauce]

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:02:32am

re: #313 jaunte

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So stop signs, stop lights, crosswalks, speed limits and all other restrictions that help keep people alive and well are unconstitutional also?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:03:10am

Dime store CREEP is sad.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:05:42am

re: #318 Eventual Carrion

So stop signs, stop lights, crosswalks, speed limits and all other restrictions that help keep people alive and well are unconstitutional also?

Those are codified in law. Now, tornado directives to shelter are definitely unconstitutional. //

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:06:43am
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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:07:31am

re: #312 The Pie Overlord!

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I think he’s short circuited…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:08:56am

re: #321 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Trump is going to make this the most difficult transition of power in our history I’m afraid. Ultimately I think the military will removed the Trumpers like Caputo but I’m worried about what they’re trying to stir up.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:09:08am

WTAF is happening to these right-wing freaks?

Is it that they all feel the walls closing in around them, that their electoral doom is coming, and they’re just … snapping?

thedailybeast.com

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:10:29am

re: #323 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Trump is going to make this the most difficult transition of power in our history I’m afraid. Ultimately I think the military will removed the Trumpers like Caputo but I’m worried about what they’re trying to stir up.

I look forward to all the 3%ers who brag about how they’ll use their assault rifles to “DEFEND FREEEEDOMMMMM!!!!” react when they actually have to get out of their trailer parks and face off against disciplined, professional troops.

The danger is that many of those troops may choose to turn sides and start shooting their fellow soldiers.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:10:49am

re: #324 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

WTAF is happening to these right-wing freaks?

Is it that they all feel the walls closing in around them, that their electoral doom is coming, and they’re just … snapping?

thedailybeast.com

I think the drugs are catching up with them.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:11:15am

re: #321 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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It’s time for reporters to ask every Republican where they stand.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:12:38am
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:13:12am

re: #328 Sufficient unto the day…

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Now the FBI can arrest them.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:13:15am

re: #325 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

I look forward to all the 3%ers who brag about how they’ll use their assault rifles to “DEFEND FREEEEDOMMMMM!!!!” react when they actually have to get out of their trailer parks and face off against disciplined, professional troops.

The danger is that many of those troops may choose to turn sides and start shooting their fellow soldiers.

We have a military with a long, proud tradition of staying out of domestic politics. We also have hundreds of thousands of armed fascists in our police forces who are demonstrably eager to brutalize civilians for dear leader.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:13:38am

re: #328 Sufficient unto the day…

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Wohl and Burkman are the CCJs of O’Keefes.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:14:30am

re: #328 Sufficient unto the day…

Wohl has that whole nazi haircut thing going on.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:15:12am

re: #332 The Pie Overlord!

Wohl has that whole nazi haircut thing going on.

Wohl has praised Lukashenka too.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:15:46am

re: #332 The Pie Overlord!

It’s the haircut all the FASHionable kids are sporting these days.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:17:14am

JFC he’s really hook on that “raking the forests” thing

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:18:17am

What the actual fuck?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:18:24am

re: #327 Belafon

It’s time for reporters to ask every Republican where they stand.

Most: “I haven’t heard anything about it.” Collins: “I am concerned and disappointed.” Romney: “Its not ideal.” Cotten: “Sieg Heil!”

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BeachDem  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:19:28am

re: #330 NO SMOCKING GUN!

We have a military with a long, proud tradition of staying out of domestic politics. We also have hundreds of thousands of armed fascists in our police forces who are demonstrably eager to brutalize civilians for dear leader.

He Was the Neo-Nazi Who Inspired ‘American History X.’ His Nazi Pals Are Now Cops.

thedailybeast.com

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:20:07am

re: #336 Eclectic Cyborg

“Mentally fit” I guess means “Doing what’s necessary as a dictator.” And Trump fails that test, but not for the same reason Biden does.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:20:09am

Lre: #336 Eclectic Cyborg

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What the actual fuck?

He wants to have absolute power so badly.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:20:17am

The man, the public servant in one sentence

President Trump dismissed concerns about the possible spread of coronavirus at his indoor rally in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Said Trump: “I’m on a stage and it’s very far away. And so I’m not at all concerned.”

He made no mention of the potential threat posed to the thousands of his supporters who attended the rally.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:21:21am

re: #328 Sufficient unto the day…

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Everything is a lie with these shitstains.

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Acemarilllion  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:22:06am

re: #328 Sufficient unto the day…

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That’s a pic of Jacob is Children of The Corn level.

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dangerman  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:35:05am
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sagehen  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:35:19am
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:35:54am

re: #321 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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And I have no intention of giving in.

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aatharuv  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:38:52am

re: #344 dangerman

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Oh, I love it, and it’s the perfect thing to play to Donnie on loop. It’s more likely that he’s in on at least _some_ of it.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:38:57am

re: #324 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

WTAF is happening to these right-wing freaks?

Is it that they all feel the walls closing in around them, that their electoral doom is coming, and they’re just … snapping?

thedailybeast.com

The walls really are closing in on them. Thousands of Russian agents are looking at exposure, disgrace and prison if Trump loses and he is no longer able to use his unlimited security access to inhibit investigation.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:39:55am

re: #348 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The walls really are closing in on them. Thousands of Russian agents are looking at exposure, disgrace and prison if Trump loses and he is no longer able to use his unlimited security access to inhibit investigation.

Roughly 200 of them are in Congress.

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stpaulbear  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:42:42am

re: #334 Sufficient unto the day…

It’s the haircut all the FASHionable kids are sporting these days.

I know. I find myself feeling suspicious of anyone who has short sides and back and anything more than 1/2” on the top. I know it’s fashionable (in the popular sense), but I still find myself holding back when I see that haircut.

I, on the other hand, look like a Trumper from top to bottom. I’d look like a biker but I can’t afford the clothes. I’m sure that people see me with the same suspicions about my politics.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2020 • 11:49:59am

re: #281 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m not sure honestly. In Czech and Slovak, women have an -ova at the end of their last names. My cousin has this while those of us who have the family surname in the US do not. But I don’t know a lot about Belorussian naming conventions versus other Slavic ones.

From what I’ve read, Lukashenko is the Russian transliteration/pronunciation; Lukashenka is how it’s said in the Belarusian dialect.


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