Sufjan Stevens - Sugar

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From The Ascension, available digitally September 25, 2020 & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 / sufjanstevens.ffm.to / Full-length track: YouTube

Lyrics:
Is someone gonna cut me some slack?
Now that it’s a quarter to ten
Come on baby gimme some sugar
You tell me that you wanna fall back
But I don’t wanna do this again
Come on baby gimme some sugar

Stand up straight now stand real tall
And wipe that writing off the wall
This is the right time
Come on baby gimme some sugar
Now put one foot in front of the other
Take a breath now breathe, my lover
Let’s take up this lifeline
Come on baby gimme some sugar

Is that the weight of the world on your back?
Surrender with that colorful flag
Come on baby gimme some sugar
Yeah they’ve been selling us this fiction as fact
But I don’t wanna lose you again
Come on baby gimme some sugar

Chorus…
Don’t make me wait
Don’t make me wait too long
Don’t make sing the sad song
Come on baby gimme some sugar

All the shit they try to feed us
Don’t drink the poison or they’ll defeat us
This is the right time
Come on baby gimme some sugar
Don’t break my heart, don’t break my flow now
And all this rage has got to go now
Let’s take up this lifeline
Come on baby gimme some sugar
Chorus…

Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, electric guitar, vocals
Casey Foubert: bass guitar

CREDITS:
CAST
Samantha Figgans
Raymond Pinto
Walter Russell III
Celeste Mason

DIRECTOR Ezra Hurwitz
CHOREOGRAPHER Kyle Abraham
CINEMATOGRAPHER Minka Farthing-Kohl
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Griffin Stoddard
PRODUCERS Marissa Velez & Olivia Kavanaugh
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lisa Moran
Additional Childrens’ Movement Direction James Alsop

1ST AD Ben Samuels
1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA Davide Sorasio
STEADI CAM OPERATOR Megan Masur
GAFFER Wayne McElroy
KEY GRIP Hansel Manzueta
ART DIRECTOR Megan Nishiyama
SET DECORATOR Michelle Johnson
HAIR & MAKEUP Yui Ishibashi
CO-PRODUCED & SET DESIGN by Andrew Samaha & Victoria Durden
EDITOR Graham Patterson @ Modern Post
COLOR Tim Masick @ Company 3
VFX PRODUCER Johnnie Semerad @ Quietman
C19 COMPLIANCE OFFICER Anthony Santos
C19 COMPLIANCE OFFICER Trey Schibli
PA Deron Ingraham
PRODUCTION COMPANY Mythologie Pictures
LOCATIONS NYC Film Locations

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322 comments
1
i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:11:27pm

F McConnell.

2
Ace-o-aces  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:13:57pm
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Belafon  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:15:28pm

One of the things I like at Balloon Juice is DougJ puts up posts about Democrats to donate to, and the ActBlue link. balloon-juice.com.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:17:45pm

I’m fired up after tonight’s service.

As my dear departed pal Bartcop said…

LET’S GO GET THOSE REPUBLICAN BASTARDS!

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:20:18pm

I’m not buying the doom and gloom posters on this board. Y’all need to get your head out of your asses. A thread.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:21:57pm

You know it’s not just the loss on the court. It’s just another person we’ve lost this year. And that makes it hurt too. We’ve lost so many people this year. Some of them names we all know like RBG, Chadwick Boseman, and Kobe Bryant and some maybe not household names but names that mattered to us.

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Kilroy was here  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:23:20pm

I’m up for a radical agenda.
newsweek.com

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:23:39pm

I give my dogs a treat every night, one of those toothbrush type chews. My smart dog, the chaweenie, figured out where they were coming from. After getting them their treats, I had put the bag back where I keep them, on the ground in the back of the pantry. I started hearing some kind of rustling noise, and caught him trying to get into the bag. He had gotten the bag, pulled it out of the pantry, and was trying to get it open at the bottom of the stairs.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:25:17pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

I’m not buying the doom and gloom posters on this board. Y’all need to get your head out of your asses. A thread.

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Thanks for that. Gotta chin up and fight on for better days and I do feel better days are ahead.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:26:02pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

I’m not buying the doom and gloom posters on this board. Y’all need to get your head out of your asses. A thread.

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As long as we don’t give up, we still have the ability to change things.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:28:12pm

re: #10 Belafon

As long as we don’t give up, we still have the ability to change things.

We do. I actually got a text from a Biden volunteer today asking if I was going to vote. I’m definitely confident in the GOTV operation and I do feel there are more of us than them. We’re just going to have to deal with SCOTUS even if Trump and Mitch get someone. THE SCOTUS situation the Roosevelt was given was much more tougher than what Biden will deal with.

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plansbandc  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:30:33pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

Yeah, you chastised me when I was despondent over Trump’s election too. Maybe let us grieve and freak out a bit until we unpack some shit and get back to work. Please.

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plansbandc  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:31:46pm

re: #8 Belafon

Chiweenie owner recognize!

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thecommodore  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:32:36pm
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William Lewis  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:35:03pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

I’m not buying the doom and gloom posters on this board. Y’all need to get your head out of your asses. A thread.

The flip side is the Balkans.

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:39:15pm

People have been talking about crawling over broken glass to vote.

This is part of that broken glass.

It is even more important now that we vote.

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William Lewis  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:41:45pm

re: #16 ckkatz

People have been talking about crawling over broken glass to vote.

This is part of that broken glass.

It is even more important now that we vote.

Image: voting.png

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:43:02pm

re: #17 William Lewis

Exactly! :)

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:43:32pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:44:17pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:47:21pm

More nightmare fuel:

If we get lucky and no Trump appointee gets confirmed before the election or inauguration, how much damage could still be done by a court that’s 5-3 Republican appointees in the meantime?

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:48:02pm

re: #19 DodgerFan1988

Respectfully, voting is the likeliest thing that will work. To paraphrase Mr Lewis’ cartoon, vote first, then, maybe, the screaming, shouting and jumping up and down.

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:50:11pm
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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:53:26pm

re: #21 i(m)p(each)sos

More nightmare fuel:

If we get lucky and no Trump appointee gets confirmed before the election or inauguration, how much damage could still be done by a court that’s 5-3 Republican appointees in the meantime?

The next Supreme Court Session starts October 5th. Here are the cases they have so far scheduled for October.

supremecourt.gov

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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:54:49pm

The very dumbest thing that the Senate Repubs could do right now is try to ram a nominee through before the election. Pundits left and right are already telling Trump not to force them to do it, for Mitch to refuse to do it, and even suggesting that a vote before the inauguration would be a mistake.

Which means Trump’s going to push out a nominee in the belief that it will help his reelection and constantly berate Mitch for not taking a vote on his nominee.

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William Lewis  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:56:20pm

re: #22 ckkatz

Respectfully, voting is the likeliest thing that will work. To paraphrase Mr Lewis’ cartoon, vote first, then, maybe, the screaming, shouting and jumping up and down.

I’ll vote. And I’ll GOTV. And all the rest of that work.

I’ll also stock up on ammo, just in case, because I’ll quote their three boxes right back at them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2020 • 8:59:24pm

I really can’t stress enough: Republican control of the Senate MUST be broken. If Joe wins but the GOP holds the Senate, they’ll just ratfuck him for the next four years like they did Obama.

Question: Can Biden expand the court with legislation or is there some other means to do it?

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:00:11pm

AKA, keep your yap shut until we can reconcile the bs we said a couple of years ago.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:00:47pm

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

I really can’t stress enough: Republican control of the Senate MUST be broken. If Joe wins but the GOP holds the Senate, they’ll just ratfuck him for the next four years like they did Obama.

Question: Can Biden expand the court with legislation or is there some other means to do it?

The House and Senate can expand the Court. Not sure whether it requires the President’s approval. Anyone know for sure?

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William Lewis  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:02:21pm

re: #28 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

AKA, keep your yap shut until we can reconcile the bs we said a couple of years ago.

IOW we have not yet received our orders from my handler in Moscow.

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:03:11pm

re: #28 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

AKA, keep your yap shut until we can reconcile the bs we said a couple of years ago.

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Yup, my guess is that this is a veiled threat to the dissenters to shut up and just follow the dear leader. Otherwise, they will regret the consequences.

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:04:34pm
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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:04:43pm

re: #30 William Lewis

IOW we have not yet received our orders from my handler in Moscow.

LOL, nominee comrade Rudy Giuliani might meet with some initial resistance, let’s get our talking points straight from Newt.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:06:28pm

re: #31 ckkatz

Yup, my guess is that this is a veiled threat to the dissenters to shut up and just follow the dear leader. Otherwise, they will regret the consequences.

from the article:

For those of you who are unsure how to answer, or for those inclined to oppose giving a nominee a vote, I urge you all to keep your powder dry,” McConnell told the 52 other GOP senators. “This is not the time to prematurely lock yourselves into a position you may later regret.”

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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:08:59pm

re: #34 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

from the article:

Ayep, Mitch’s message is “Don’t say anything to the press we’ll regret until we can figure out how to not look like massive hypocrites for forcing a vote before the inauguration, let alone the election.”

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sagehen  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:09:20pm

re: #6 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You know it’s not just the loss on the court. It’s just another person we’ve lost this year. And that makes it hurt too. We’ve lost so many people this year. Some of them names we all know like RBG, Chadwick Boseman, and Kobe Bryant and some maybe not household names but names that mattered to us.

200,000 of them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:10:57pm

So the right wing nutjobs are trying to get the hashtag #filltheseat trending. Here’s just one example:

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:11:42pm

re: #29 Blind Frog Belly White

The FDR court ‘packing’ attempt of 1937 is already rising in the list of Google searches.
My guess is that it would be treated like other acts. If vetoed, it would require a supermajority to override.

From the wiki:

In the Judiciary Act of 1869, Congress had established that the United States Supreme Court would consist of the chief justice and eight associate justices. During Roosevelt’s first term the Supreme Court struck down several New Deal measures as being unconstitutional. Roosevelt sought to reverse this by changing the makeup of the court through the appointment of new additional justices who he hoped would rule that his legislative initiatives did not exceed the constitutional authority of the government. Since the U.S. Constitution does not define the size of the Supreme Court, Roosevelt pointed out that it was within the power of Congress to change it. The legislation was viewed by members of both parties as an attempt to stack the court, and was opposed by many Democrats, including Vice President John Nance Garner. The bill came to be known as Roosevelt’s “court-packing plan.”

Roosevelt’s legislative initiative ultimately failed. The bill was held up in the Senate Judiciary Committee by Democratic committee chair Henry F. Ashurst who delayed hearings in the Judiciary Committee saying, “No haste, no hurry, no waste, no worry—that is the motto of this committee.”

Contemporary observers broadly viewed Roosevelt’s initiative as political maneuvering. Its failure exposed the limits of Roosevelt’s abilities to push forward legislation through direct public appeal.

en.wikipedia.org

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:11:54pm

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

I really can’t stress enough: Republican control of the Senate MUST be broken. If Joe wins but the GOP holds the Senate, they’ll just ratfuck him for the next four years like they did Obama.

Question: Can Biden expand the court with legislation or is there some other means to do it?

Funding of the courts is determined by law. He can’t executive order his way through it.

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:13:32pm
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Belafon  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:14:36pm

re: #37 Eclectic Cyborg

So the right wing nutjobs are trying to get the hashtag #filltheseat trending. Here’s just one example:

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:16:08pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

Oh. We know. That’s why we don’t want to go anywhere near that path.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:17:30pm

A point I need to make, from downstairs:
re: #233 William Lewis

No it wouldn’t. It would guarantee major violence and, at minimum, turning the supreme court building into an Oklahoma City type disaster. The far right hates her that badly.

I’m not going to let the peers of Timothy McVeigh make policy. If Biden were to moot (put forward) a Court candidate that evinced that much rage, enough rage to make someone do an OKC, the correct answer is NOT, “Let’s come to terms with this obvious terrorist.”

No.

I’m not particularly concerned for or against HRC as a Supreme Court justice, and there are good arguments against appointing her. But fear of violence and terrorism is not one of them. Or at least, it should not be. I think Democrats are dead scared to even mention right-wing violence. This will not make the violence go away. It’ll spill over into everything. It’ll be The Troubles, even if the Democrats win the presidency (If not, then downtown Sarajevo might be more peaceful!)

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:17:52pm

I don’t think that we could have a better POTUS nominee than Joe Biden right now.

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sagehen  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:20:28pm

Trae Crowder is on Real Time tonight.

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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:22:33pm

I honestly am less interested in who Trump is going to put forward than I am who the Berners are going to demand Biden pledge to nominate in order to win their votes.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:25:25pm

re: #46 Targetpractice

I honestly am less interested in who Trump is going to put forward than I am who the Berners are going to demand Biden pledge to nominate in order to win their votes.

I’ll drive those people into the sea one by one if need be. The Berners have alienated a LOT of people, even on leftist Twitter. I’m surprise Ryan Grim hasn’t gotten a punch to the face at one of the many events he supposedly attends.

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EPR-radar  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:29:08pm

re: #25 Targetpractice

The very dumbest thing that the Senate Repubs could do right now is try to ram a nominee through before the election. Pundits left and right are already telling Trump not to force them to do it, for Mitch to refuse to do it, and even suggesting that a vote before the inauguration would be a mistake.

Which means Trump’s going to push out a nominee in the belief that it will help his reelection and constantly berate Mitch for not taking a vote on his nominee.

Trump will want another toady of his on SCOTUS. Badly.

I’m hoping for casualties on both sides if this conflicts with McConnell’s agenda.

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Dragonomics  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:32:10pm

Guavas are ripening. Their scent fills the air. That is better than smoke. Yet the urge to kill knows no fading… fading… RISING!

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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:32:58pm

re: #48 EPR-radar

Trump will want another toady of his on SCOTUS. Badly.

I’m hoping for casualties on both sides if this conflicts with McConnell’s agenda.

I imagine there’s some very loud yelling between the WH and McConnell’s office right now over how ridiculously stupid it would be to even nominate someone, let alone force hearings and a vote before November, versus the WH belief that such would actually bolster their chances at the ballot box.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:34:00pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:48:00pm

Mitch has every reason in the world to play this safe. It’s not just vulnerable Senate Repubs who are on the line, it’s his own ass that’s on the line. He’s gotta find some way to strike the balance between ramming a nominee through and avoiding the appearance that he’ll do such until after the election.

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:49:10pm
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Belafon  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:49:45pm

Think of how much environmental legislation we could pass if SCOTUS tries to declare personhood for fetuses.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:52:58pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

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Imagine being such a worthless sack of protoplasm that you think like that, that god exists to punish people you don’t like.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2020 • 9:55:27pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

I wanted to go on a hunt:

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:17:52pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:21:06pm

At least he’s honest about how he feels.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:25:03pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

At least he’s honest about how he feels.

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“Unborn children have a chance to live.”

But once they’re alive, fuck ‘em. They just better hope mommy and daddy work jobs with decent pay and good insurance.

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thecommodore  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:32:21pm

re: #59 Eclectic Cyborg

“Unborn children have a chance to live.”

But once they’re alive, fuck ‘em. They just better hope mommy and daddy work jobs with decent pay and good insurance.

I’ve been saying for years that pro-lifers are really just pro-birth because they don’t give a damn about the welfare of the child once it’s been born. And the attitude of some conservatives that its okay if old people die from Covid because they’re going to die anyway is jaw dropping hypocrisy considering the way they bleated about DEATH PANELS.

If they really, truly cared about stopping people from having abortions, they would support comprehensive sex education and availability of contraceptives. But they promote this doltish ABSTINENCE agenda because at heart, their true desire is to strip women of their agency.

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EPR-radar  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:35:16pm

re: #60 thecommodore

I refuse to take social conservative death cultists seriously when they bleat about abortion taking lives.

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thecommodore  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:37:08pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:46:52pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:47:01pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:53:10pm

re: #64 Dread Pirate Ron

The fire in question is the one started by the Gender Reveal party.

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 10:54:28pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 18, 2020 • 11:21:37pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 11:43:47pm

That’s not exactly a small quake.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 18, 2020 • 11:45:21pm

Earthquake…. Pretty sharp too

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 11:52:03pm

Epicenter right in L.A. metro. Oy.

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 11:54:05pm
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🌹UOJB!  Sep 18, 2020 • 11:56:14pm

IT WAS A SHARP ONE—LASTED 90 SECONDS…DAMN WHAT’S NEXT…

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teleskiguy  Sep 18, 2020 • 11:58:44pm

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake releases as much energy as 500 tons of TNT.

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HypnoToad  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:06:29am

I felt it well in Laverne, Ca. Nothing obviously shifted or tipped. Lasted about 15 seconds, with a distinct three second interval between the P and S waves.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:14:34am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:21:28am

re: #70 teleskiguy

Epicenter right in L.A. metro. Oy.

1.25 miles north of… Given it’s 2020, let’s hope it is not a pre-shock.

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ericblair  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:23:32am

This is what McCaskill has to say, who presumably has a better handle on Senate dynamics than the rest of us here. We’ll see.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:23:46am

re: #28 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

“This is not the time to prematurely lock yourselves into a position you may later regret,” McConnell says in letter obtained by WaPo

AKA, keep your yap shut until we can reconcile the bs we said a couple of years ago.

Exactly. They have to come up with some “extenuating circumstances” that allow them to totally ignore what happened in 2016.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:41:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:43:36am

It’s the weekend, let’s go Taiwan on!

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:46:11am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s the weekend, let’s go Taiwan on!

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:58:10am

So, in the last 5 minutes I see articles on:

1. A “huge” Belorussian military convoy heading towards Poland.
2. Russian Belorussian joint military exercises on the Polish border.
3. The Turks are saber rattling against Greece and the EU is threatening to sanction Turkey. (Apparently has to do with seabed drilling conflicts.)
4. Significant earthquakes in California.
5. A US task force entering the Persian Gulf.

I think that I will go to bed.

Wishing everybody a safe evening/morning.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:06:53am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:20:25am

Not very big, but close enough to a population center to cause some people to worry:

4.6 Magnitude South El Monte EARTHQUAKE

..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:32:48am

Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague

Going to El Monte Legion Stadium
Pick up on my weesa (she is so divine)
Helps me stealing hub caps
Wasted all the time
Fuzzy Dice
Bongos in the back
My ship of love is

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:45:56am
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Jack Burton  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:58:52am

re: #85 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Not very big, but close enough to a population center to cause some people to worry:

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As a native Californian when someone mentions an Earthquake less than 5.0 my first thought is “So what?” my second is “How did you even feel that?”.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:19:37am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:23:06am

re: #88 Jack Burton

I didn’t feel that one, and I usually feel these things in my place.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:24:39am

For those not familiar with how we rock and roll, geologically, out here, I annotated tonight’s USGS earthquake map:

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:26:54am

For those interested, livestream coverage of the annual NATO Days in Ostrava:

Dny NATO 2020 - sobotní program

No spectators this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is entirely understandable.

Very sad to hear of the passing of Justice Ginsburg. A major loss for the United States, but let us remember her as a champion of progress, civil rights and human decency.

And then GOTV to make damn sure we get not only a President Biden but also a Democratic-majority House and Senate….and then we add a couple more seats to SCOTUS, increase the number of representatives in the House and do as much as possible to dilute the damage McConnell has caused to the federal judiciary.

And when the GOP starts whining, we tell them to sit down and shut the fuck up.

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dangerman  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:38:00am

re: #58 teleskiguy

At least he’s honest about how he feels.

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they aren’t babies
they aren’t children

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dangerman  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:40:33am

re: #88 Jack Burton

As a native Californian when someone mentions an Earthquake less than 5.0 my first thought is “So what?” my second is “How did you even feel that?”.

like a hurricane that hasn’t crossed US-1 yet

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steve_davis  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:59:24am

re: #21 i(m)p(each)sos

More nightmare fuel:

If we get lucky and no Trump appointee gets confirmed before the election or inauguration, how much damage could still be done by a court that’s 5-3 Republican appointees in the meantime?

Edited because I assumed until I saw the comment about the new session starting in October that they wouldn’t even meet again until sometime in the spring. Still, hard to imagine Roberts isn’t enough of a political animal to hold off doing real damage. Oh, and if they try monkey business, look for Democratic senatorial court packing, and look for legislation that comes with specific language prohibiting the supreme court from examining it. Yes, they have that power.

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steve_davis  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:04:35am

re: #24 ckkatz

The next Supreme Court Session starts October 5th. Here are the cases they have so far scheduled for October.

supremecourt.gov

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

I really can’t stress enough: Republican control of the Senate MUST be broken. If Joe wins but the GOP holds the Senate, they’ll just ratfuck him for the next four years like they did Obama.

Question: Can Biden expand the court with legislation or is there some other means to do it?

He doesn’t need legislation. there’s nothing in the constitution limiting justices to 9 members. they operated with 7 members just fine in history. expanding to 11 members would not be a problem, except for senatorial traditionalists.

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steve_davis  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:06:19am

re: #43 Sherlock Hound

A point I need to make, from downstairs:

I’m not going to let the peers of Timothy McVeigh make policy. If Biden were to moot (put forward) a Court candidate that evinced that much rage, enough rage to make someone do an OKC, the correct answer is NOT, “Let’s come to terms with this obvious terrorist.”

No.

I’m not particularly concerned for or against HRC as a Supreme Court justice, and there are good arguments against appointing her. But fear of violence and terrorism is not one of them. Or at least, it should not be. I think Democrats are dead scared to even mention right-wing violence. This will not make the violence go away. It’ll spill over into everything. It’ll be The Troubles, even if the Democrats win the presidency (If not, then downtown Sarajevo might be more peaceful!)

she’s 72. Democrats aren’t going to nominate someone who may well be dead or retired in 10 years, with their first swing of the supreme court bat.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:08:31am

re: #97 steve_davis

she’s 72. Democrats aren’t going to nominate someone who may well be dead or retired in 10 years, with their first swing of the supreme court bat.

Yep. They need to find someone around 45 or so. Not trying to be ageist, mind you, just being pragmatic.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:01:39am

I stepped outside to look at the sky. The marine layer breaks up as it pushes past the Berkeley Hills so we get dissipating small clouds at night. Since the amber high-pressure sodium lamps have been replaced with wide-spectrum LEDs (white light) the clouds look almost exactly like the clouds projected on the ceiling of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. Also, Orion is up in the night sky. Winter is coming.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:05:04am
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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:37:34am

Somebody should wake up Joe and remind him that McConnell and numerous other Senate Repub douchebags cited the “Biden Rule” as their excuse for refusing to give Merrick Garland a vote.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:43:22am

re: #100 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Message for our times.

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Teukka  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:46:38am

[Sauce]

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:48:37am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:54:47am

Chris reached Peter’s Plateau at the age of 10.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:56:45am

re: #104 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Aww Chris thinks they actually have scruples. They don’t care.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:00:11am

I just tossed small contributions to Hickenlooper, Bullock and Gideon. If McConnell rams through a new Justice this year, the Democrats must expand the Court if they win the Senate to save Democracy, because otherwise the Court will be so reactionary it will strike down any progressive legislation passed. McConnell has established the principle that the Senate majority will do as it damn well pleases, and the Democrats will have to take off the gloves, because we are in a bare knuckle brawl with fascists wearing brass knuckles.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:03:31am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:05:11am

re: #96 steve_davis

He doesn’t need legislation. there’s nothing in the constitution limiting justices to 9 members. they operated with 7 members just fine in history. expanding to 11 members would not be a problem, except for senatorial traditionalists.

The President can’t unilaterally expand the Court; it would take legislation. Another reason that the Democrats must win control of the Senate.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:07:06am

re: #109 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The President can’t unilaterally expand the Court; it would take legislation. Another reason that the Democrats must win control of the Senate.

Exactly. If we can retain the House and take the Senate as well, then working with a President Biden, we can successfully expand SCOTUS. The GOP will scream, of course, but they can take a seat.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:08:19am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:13:11am

I hate saying it but yeah you might seriously want to look at expanding the court if anything happens between now and 1/20. It’s frustrating because FDR had more political capital and he couldn’t get it done. But people’s rights are at stake.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:16:48am

They are going to replace Ginsburg. Before the end of Trump’s term.

Because they are cynical bastards with no sense of shame and a clear sense of what they can get away with.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:17:03am

re: #112 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

…if anything happens between now and 1/20…

This is Anno Domini 2020. We can’t even imagine the shit that’s going to happen in the next 4 months.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:19:50am

re: #114 Decatur Deb

This is Anno Domini 2020. We can’t even imagine the shit that’s going to happen in the next 4 months.

Or tomorrow even. I’m just so fucking frustrated by this whole goddamn year. Not just politics wise but personally. I feel worn out. Not gonna quit but I’m exhausted.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:22:09am

We also have to remember what we were worrying about earlier yesterday: attempts by Barr to interfere in cases, Trump attempting to set a narrative that the election only occurs on November 3rd, fires still burning…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:26:09am

re: #116 Belafon

We also have to remember what we were worrying about earlier yesterday: attempts by Barr to interfere in cases, Trump attempting to set a narrative that the election only occurs on November 3rd, fires still burning…

They know that Americans like it quick and easy and that they should be able to go to bed on Election Day knowing clearly who won and that anything else is somehow un-American…

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:27:53am

re: #116 Belafon

We also have to remember what we were worrying about earlier yesterday: attempts by Barr to interfere in cases, Trump attempting to set a narrative that the election only occurs on November 3rd, fires still burning…

Relax. When all of this ephemeral crap resolves itself, we are still left with a climate regime that is about to screw us and no political or economic will to address it.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:28:12am

re: #116 Belafon

We also have to remember what we were worrying about earlier yesterday: attempts by Barr to interfere in cases, Trump attempting to set a narrative that the election only occurs on November 3rd, fires still burning…

At least Trump has been losing a lot of cases to restrict voting rights and cripple the USPS. There is definitely going to be a lot of drama as Trump tries to cling to power, but I think he’s going down.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:28:57am

re: #119 NO SMOCKING GUN!

At least Trump has been losing a lot of cases to restrict voting rights and cripple the USPS. There is definitely going to be a lot of drama as Trump tries to cling to power, but I think he’s going down.

not without a fight and not without doing as much damage as he can on the way down

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:30:28am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:31:22am

re: #119 NO SMOCKING GUN!

At least Trump has been losing a lot of cases to restrict voting rights and cripple the USPS. There is definitely going to be a lot of drama as Trump tries to cling to power, but I think he’s going down.

I think he’s going down too. I’m just dreading the most right wing court in years.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:31:31am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

not without a fight and not without doing as much damage as he can on the way down

You are right there. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Barr sent secret police to key urban districts in swing states to seize uncounted mail in ballots on suspicion of “voter fraud.”

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:41:01am

re: #123 NO SMOCKING GUN!

You are right there. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Barr sent secret police to key urban districts in swing states to seize uncounted mail in ballots on suspicion of “voter fraud.”

Unless it’s extremely well-targeted, that’s too complex to be executed by the forces at Barr’s disposal. There might be rare, uncoordinated, local or amateur interference. A bad rainstorm would have more impact on the election.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:44:17am

Off to do a little work restoring the garden. A half-hour at dawn is all the heat, bugs, and sun allow.

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William Lewis  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:53:25am

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

He’ll give up power happily if he thinks he’s gutted “their” voting rights. Same as Roberts. Nothing else really matters.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:59:15am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:03:48am

re: #126 William Lewis

He’ll give up power happily if he thinks he’s gutted “their” voting rights. Same as Roberts. Nothing else really matters.

McConnell doesn’t have to choose. He can confirm the nominee during the lame duck session, after the election, giving Collins plausibly deniability during the election, and before she votes to confirm, when she will be either a lame duck or reelected to a 6 year term.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:03:58am

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

… this is a rare moment where a congressional caucus leader’s short-term & long-term interests seriously diverge, his/her immediate interests vs legacy. Fascinating political power play ahead.

He will go for the SCOTUS over the Senate. He knows they can win that back within 10 years

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:10:13am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:14:39am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:16:59am

. re: #130 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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My home leading the way.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:26:59am

Jacon Wohl is not wrong. Within a few short years, maybe months, there will be no legal abortion clinics operating across vast swaths of the South and West. Not a problem for the wealthy, who can just fly themselves or their daughters to an East or West Coast abortion clinic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:29:14am

re: #133 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Jacon Wohl is not wrong. Within a few short years, maybe months, there will be no legal abortion clinics operating across vast swaths of the South and West. Not a problem for the wealthy, who can just fly themselves or their daughters to an East or West Coast abortion clinic.

They do not want to stop at overturning Roe v Wade, they want a nation-wide ban on abortions (the wealthy can always fly their daughters to Canada)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:31:27am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They do not want to stop at overturning Roe v Wade, they want a nation-wide ban on abortions (the wealthy can always fly their daughters to Canada)

That will have to wait until they win control of Congress and the presidency again, so possibly 2025.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:31:40am

re: #133 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Jacon Wohl is not wrong. Within a few short years, maybe months, there will be no legal abortion clinics operating across vast swaths of the South and West. Not a problem for the wealthy, who can just fly themselves or their daughters to an East or West Coast abortion clinic.

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Such a trashy person he is. One of the worst people that has come of prominence in the Trump Era.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:34:08am

re: #136 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Such a trashy person he is. One of the worst people that has come of prominence in the Trump Era.

Even among rightwing grifters, Wohl is bottom of the barrel. Both vile and laughably incompetent.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:34:47am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The right to an abortion is Oregon state law. Washington state as well, in the case of Washington, passed by referendum.

We need a national law, a federal law. Either that, or a constitutional amendment protecting a woman’s right to choose.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:37:18am

re: #135 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That will have to wait until they win control of Congress and the presidency again, so possibly 2025.

Though if Trump successfully steals the election, HHS could regulate abortion clinics out of existence nationally.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:37:50am

re: #137 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Even among rightwing grifters, Wohl is bottom of the barrel. Both vile and laughably incompetent.

Yeah worst of the worst. And he’s only 19 so there’s plenty of time for him to refine his crap.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:40:03am

re: #138 Dr Lizardo

The right to an abortion is Oregon state law. Washington state as well, in the case of Washington, passed by referendum.

We need a national law, a federal law. Either that, or a constitutional amendment protecting a woman’s right to choose.

Zero chance of that Amendment being ratified, and a law can be repealed if the GOP regains control of Congress and the presidency. Though if Texas turns blue, it may be awhile before there is another GOP President.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:40:42am

re: #138 Dr Lizardo

The right to an abortion is Oregon state law. Washington state as well, in the case of Washington, passed by referendum.

We need a national law, a federal law. Either that, or a constitutional amendment protecting a woman’s right to choose.

Federal law would be easier goes without saying. Same thing with SSM which now finds itself in potential jeopardy. So much progress is.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:42:38am

Remember that the world is with us. McTurtle and the degenerate right are mainstream here in the States but to most Europeans, Canadians, or Japanese, they are bizarre freaks, on the same level as Appalachian snake handlers. The same is true of many other aspects of American politics. Forces that have no place in the modern world are powerful here because of certain socio-economic peculiarities, and the profitability of maintaining those peculiarities. These include the fiction of state sovereignty, the politically motivated glorification of ignorance in the guise of populism, the legacy of slavery in the form of the electoral college, and an economic system geared to the exploitation of formerly unlimited resources, including both natural resources and human labor.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:45:56am

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

It took me along time to see that Europe could have a lot of features that we lack in the US like universal health care, gun control, and strong social and labor legislation without totally wrecking the economy and turning it into a socialist hellhole.

But a lot of Americans are convinced that Europe is an irredeemable socialist hellhole.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:49:16am

So, our immediate fights are to keep the seat empty until Biden wins, and take control of Congress and the White House. What tools do we - us on LGF - have to help with those?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:49:50am

Seeing tons of photos of lines in the Va for Biden FB page. We can do this.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:50:50am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It took me along time to see that Europe could have a lot of features that we lack in the US like universal health care, gun control, and strong social and labor legislation without totally wrecking the economy and turning it into a socialist hellhole.

But a lot of Americans are convinced that Europe is an irredeemable socialist hellhole.

Many findamentalists believe that the poor need to suffer without government aid so that they will turn to the church for assistance and comfort. Cruel and hateful, in my opinion. Their embrace of objectivism, an anti-christian ideology, is turning many people off of organized religion.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:53:02am

re: #145 Belafon

So, our immediate fights are to keep the seat empty until Biden wins, and take control of Congress and the White House. What tools do we - us on LGF - have to help with those?

Donate to Dems running for the Senate. Volunteer for Biden’s campaign and make calls or texts to voters- they’re going to be linked with Congress. When I got asked about my vote yesterday by the Virginia Dems, I was asked if I was voting for not just Joe but Senator Warner and my Dem Rep. I can’t vote for the Rep since I’m moving to a neighboring district next week but the point is they’re all on the same page.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:53:56am

re: #147 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Many findamentalists believe that the poor need to suffer without government aid so that they will turn to the church for assistance and comfort. Cruel and hateful, in my opinion. Their embrace of objectivism, an anti-christian ideology, is turning many people off of organized religion.

Poverty is seen by Fundamentalists as a moral failing in this here Land of Endless Opportunity, and consequently, not forcing the poor to face the consequences of their sinfulness and sloth is a sin in itself.

Sick fuckers, all of them

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:54:21am

re: #147 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Many findamentalists believe that the poor need to suffer without government aid so that they will turn to the church for assistance and comfort. Cruel and hateful, in my opinion. Their embrace of objectivism, an anti-christian ideology, is turning many people off of organized religion.

They have the same mindset that led to millions starving in the Famine that brought my Nana’s grandfather here. It’s a perversion of both Capitalism and Christianity.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:54:22am

re: #145 Belafon

So, our immediate fights are to keep the seat empty until Biden wins, and take control of Congress and the White House. What tools do we - us on LGF - have to help with those?

If you live in a state with a GOP Senator up for reelection, you can call his or her office demanding a commitment to follow the Garland Rule that the seat be filled by the winner of the November election. It will take 4 GOP Senators.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:55:00am

re: #145 Belafon

So, our immediate fights are to keep the seat empty until Biden wins, and take control of Congress and the White House. What tools do we - us on LGF - have to help with those?

Our best single strategy is to apply the thumbscrews to those Repug senators whose re-election is threatened. Persuade them that supporting McTurtle’s revolting power grab could be the difference in a close race. Basically, I advocate making this a top issue in all Republican congressional races, House included (since they can apply indirect pressure to their Senate accomplices). Make them feel the heat.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:56:32am

I’m donating to Cal Cunningham in NC. If you don’t have a Senator up, donate to a Dem running in a nearby state or one you have ties to. If someone was running against Toomey in Pa for example, I’d be donating their way. I’m not worried about Warner here.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:56:57am

The League of Women Voters is holding a candle-light vigil tonight on the steps of the Supreme Court. Requests turnout.

participate.lwv.org

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:00:47am

re: #153 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m donating to Cal Cunningham in NC. If you don’t have a Senator up, donate to a Dem running in a nearby state or one you have ties to. If someone was running against Toomey in Pa for example, I’d be donating their way. I’m not worried about Warner here.

I’ve donated to several Senate campaigns the last two days, and may add some more. I just chipped in to Ossoff. If this energizes an unprecedented turnout of young voters, it could result in some upset victories.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:03:55am

re: #155 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’ve donated to several Senate campaigns the last two days, and may add some more. I just chipped in to Ossoff. If this energizes an unprecedented turnout of young voters, it could result in some upset victories.

My youngest brother and his gf are going to. 19 years old. He’s not big on Biden but he acknowledged even before RBG died that Biden would be far superior on this issue. It’s also great because they’ll cancel his gf’s father out.

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sagehen  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:04:58am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They do not want to stop at overturning Roe v Wade, they want a nation-wide ban on abortions (the wealthy can always fly their daughters to Canada)

Then they’re going after Griswold v Connecticut.

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jeffreyw  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:05:21am

Good morning!

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Jay C  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:05:31am

re: #152 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Make them feel the heat.

To which I would add: “Then, if possible, vote them out of office.”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:07:16am

re: #157 sagehen

Then they’re going after Griswold v Connecticut.

In rightwing fever dreams, banning contraceptives is the ultimate goal.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:08:56am

re: #160 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In rightwing fever dreams, banning contraceptives is the ultimate goal.

Some won’t stop until they reverse Eve v Serpent.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:09:35am

re: #160 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In rightwing fever dreams, banning contraceptives is the ultimate goal.

Full restoration of Biblical Patriarchy

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:11:47am

re: #157 sagehen

Then they’re going after Griswold v Connecticut.

Probably a lot of accepted labor law too. When Roberts gutted VRA, it showed how far back they want to turn back. I really wish the left would appreciate more how hard progress has been to fight. Loving was only decided 53 years ago. We take progress for granted like it’ll just endure but it only endures because of people who fight the reaction and those who know we can’t go back.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:12:32am

A Quinnipiac poll on the 16th showed the GOP Satan, McTurtle, with a double digit lead over Democrat Amy McGrath.
BUT
Kentucky polling is traditionally highly volatile, which has been the case this year since a similar poll in August had the Loathsome Reptile just 5 points ahead.

AND her campaign manager, Dan Kanninen, indicated Wednesday that McGrath’s team puts more stock in Quinnipiac’s August poll than in its new one.

“This poll assumes only the most reliable voters will turn out and doesn’t capture the enthusiasm of mail-in ballot requests,” Kanninen said of the September poll in a statement. “More than 20% of the mail-in ballot requests so far are from sporadic voters, and there’s been a swell of requests from newly registered voters.

“Sporadic voters,” people who normally don’t bother but who are finally enraged or frightened enough to actually turn out and vote, may well be the difference in this election. Get them out.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:13:25am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Full restoration of Biblical Patriarchy

And banning not just SSM, but making sodomy illegal again.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:14:12am

re: #165 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And banning not just SSM, but making sodomy illegal again.

Lawrence v Texas.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:16:04am

re: #164 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

A Quinnipiac poll on the 16th showed the GOP Satan, McTurtle, with a double digit lead over Democrat Amy McGrath.
BUT
Kentucky polling is traditionally highly volatile, which has been the case this year since a similar poll in August had the Loathsome Reptile just 5 points ahead.

“Sporadic voters,” people who normally don’t bother but who are finally enraged or frightened enough to actually turn out and vote, may well be the difference in this election. Get them out.

Nothing would make me happier than McConnell losing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:19:51am

re: #167 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Nothing would make me happier than McConnell losing.

After Trump he’s who I want to lose the most.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:23:57am

re: #166 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Lawrence v Texas.

Lee vs Grant

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:26:48am

More fun to control women coming back with a Trumpy Republican supermajority:

The Republican assault upon the 20th Century is mainly centered on power over women. Fueled by a perpetual anger towards owners of a vagina, alt-right GamerGoon squads would like to revert back to pre-1950’s attitudes towards women:

oneadvisorypartners.com

…Before 1974 women could only obtain credit with only their husband’s permission with unmarried women locked out of financial matters.

Unfortuntely, many women are in lockstep with this movement based on religious dogma, phony recollections of actual documented history, or simple malevolence towards others.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:28:06am

re: #155 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Thank you for donating to the GA democrats. Ossoff has an uphill battle here, but both Loeffler and Purdue are simply horrible people. Rafael Warnock is running against Loeffler and he has a shot IF we have the turnout. He’s the minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church and has a good reputation. He’s also not the kind of person who is up in your business with his faith. I’d love it if he ended up one of our new Senators.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:29:21am

re: #170 Florida Panhandler

More fun to control women coming back with a Trumpy Republican supermajority:

The Republican assault upon the 20th Century is mainly centered on power over women. Fueled by a perpetual anger towards owners of a vagina, alt-right GamerGoon squads would like to revert back to pre-1950’s attitudes towards women:

oneadvisorypartners.com

…Before 1974 women could only obtain credit with only their husband’s permission with unmarried women locked out of financial matters.

Unfortuntely, many women are in lockstep with this movement based on religious dogma, phony recollections of actual documented history, or simple malevolence towards others.

1974. Not so long ago. I know I sound like a broken record on this but listen to the goddamned history majors more.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:31:01am

re: #171 A Mom Anon

Thank you for donating to the GA democrats. Ossoff has an uphill battle here, but both Loeffler and Purdue are simply horrible people. Rafael Warnock is running against Loeffler and he has a shot IF we have the turnout. He’s the minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church and has a good reputation. He’s also not the kind of person who is up in your business with his faith. I’d love it if he ended up one of our new Senators.

Ebenezer is MLK’s old church iirc. Might have to consider donating to him. My godfather lives on the NC-GA border.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:35:11am

Good mourning in America!

I’m doing the Jaime Harrison text bank right now. Sent 280 texts. 2 responses so far:

STOP
STOP BITCH

LOL.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:36:34am

re: #171 A Mom Anon

Thank you for donating to the GA democrats. Ossoff has an uphill battle here, but both Loeffler and Purdue are simply horrible people. Rafael Warnock is running against Loeffler and he has a shot IF we have the turnout. He’s the minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church and has a good reputation. He’s also not the kind of person who is up in your business with his faith. I’d love it if he ended up one of our new Senators.

Atlanta needs to set turnout records. It would be sweet to see Georgia turn blue.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:37:55am

re: #172 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

When I was a kid, we had a family who lost their husband/father in a car accident on our street. It was 1972 and I was almost 13. She went to work and tried to keep her house and all the things they had and I remember her crying at her kitchen table telling me she could no longer afford to pay me to babysit. She was going to lose the house and move in with her parents. Not a fucking one of her neighbors tried to help. The stay home mom crowd, including my mom, viewed her with suspicion and even circulated a rumor she was working as a stripper. She was waiting tables at two fucking restaurants. My own mom had no financial independence until I was out of high school and even then it was limited to a store credit card and a car in her name. Many women to this day don’t have the financial independence that we assume they do.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:41:12am

re: #176 A Mom Anon

Not unlike the story of my mom, my father died when I was seven, left her as a 48-year-old widow. United States Steel refused her a widow’s pension and the only thing keeping us afloat was Social Security and an under-the-table job she had at a used furniture and appliance store.

It helped that we had family to help out with the house, which we were able to keep.

She later found out about a class-action suit and received a settlement and a monthly stipend on her pension claims, but it was a patch on the money we needed in 1967…

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:43:02am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:43:49am

re: #7 Kilroy was here

Newsweek is now nothing more than a right-wing organ.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:48:23am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:49:07am

re: #178 jaunte

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Seriously for all the shit Trump talks about Dem run states, districts, & cities. Kentucky has a lot of its own problems that have been ignored because Mitch cares more about right wing judges and a Republican majority.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:52:14am

re: #181 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Republicans are running a ponzi scheme that will destroy the country. That’s why Putin supports them.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 19, 2020 • 7:54:42am

Democrats are energized.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:01:24am

re: #183 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Democrats are energized.

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ActBlue may need to set up some GOTV organizations.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:02:47am

Rick Scott has millions invested in Puerto Rico electric company:
floridabulldog.org

His investment now guaranteed by Trump’s taxpayers.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:03:37am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:09:19am

re: #186 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:12:34am

re: #176 A Mom Anon

When I first started teaching English here in Czech Republic, one of my first students was 32-year-old woman, a marketing manager for British American Tobacco.

She told me that she was trying to purchase an apartment in Prague - but the banks declined giving her a mortgage because she was unmarried. She certainly met the income requirements and she’d worked for BAT for seven years at that point.

This was in 2002. Fortunately, things have changed.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:13:41am
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retired cynic  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:16:42am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My father was disabled in an accident when my brother and I were in grade school. We had a rough two years before disability was approved. My mother worked in an office, and supported us, but could not have a bank account or anything in her name. It totally infuriated her. Pop did support her in her fury, which helped. But still, everything had to be done in his name. She worked until 70, building retirement accounts for both of them, and they kept their home, and were comfortable until they died in their 90s.

1974 was the year I got married, so yep, not that long ago.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:17:38am
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:17:51am

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Remember that the world is with us. McTurtle and the degenerate right are mainstream here in the States but to most Europeans, Canadians, or Japanese, they are bizarre freaks, on the same level as Appalachian snake handlers. The same is true of many other aspects of American politics. Forces that have no place in the modern world are powerful here because of certain socio-economic peculiarities, and the profitability of maintaining those peculiarities. These include the fiction of state sovereignty, the politically motivated glorification of ignorance in the guise of populism, the legacy of slavery in the form of the electoral college, and an economic system geared to the exploitation of formerly unlimited resources, including both natural resources and human labor.

After spending the last few years of DT in California, I find that the fiction of state sovereignty is a shield against the madness at the center. I expect citizens of other blue states, where, e.g. we are getting covid-19 under something like good control while red states burn and claim the right to burn, would say something similar. The tiered system is not only a bulwark to some extent, but also a reserve of sane and skilled elected officials.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:18:08am

3rd reply: all in for Jaime!!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:22:03am

Morning Lizardim from the cool and cloudy wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this forboding fall Saturday?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:23:13am

Seriously CLed (PBUH) the last thread.

378 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

Convince me this doesn’t all but guarantee Roe goes down.

Roe, Obergefell, SSM, Trans rights, anything that the GOP and the religious right wants dismantled can and probably will be overturned by a Roberts Court. He will have nothing holding him back now.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:23:22am

re: #158 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:24:41am
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:25:47am

re: #164 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

A Quinnipiac poll on the 16th showed the GOP Satan, McTurtle, with a double digit lead over Democrat Amy McGrath.
BUT
Kentucky polling is traditionally highly volatile, which has been the case this year since a similar poll in August had the Loathsome Reptile just 5 points ahead.

“Sporadic voters,” people who normally don’t bother but who are finally enraged or frightened enough to actually turn out and vote, may well be the difference in this election. Get them out.

Some polls have even put Amy ahead, even significantly ahead. I’ve donated to her just because, and will again.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:28:37am

re: #171 A Mom Anon

Thank you for donating to the GA democrats. Ossoff has an uphill battle here, but both Loeffler and Purdue are simply horrible people. Rafael Warnock is running against Loeffler and he has a shot IF we have the turnout. He’s the minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church and has a good reputation. He’s also not the kind of person who is up in your business with his faith. I’d love it if he ended up one of our new Senators.

I’ve been writing GOTV postcards to GA for a while now (we haven’t forgotten you). I hope they have an effect.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:32:25am

re: #197 jaunte

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They’re going all in on GARLAND WAS INAPPROPRIATE BECAUSE THE OPPOSITE PARTY HELD THE SENATE BUT NOW THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE BOTH THE PRESIDENCY AND THE SENATE IT’S PERFECTLY FINE wharrgarbl, as if that’s supposed to somehow make it not sound hypocritical.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:35:01am
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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:38:34am

re: #200 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I may have received a couple of those, lol. They have been for a local level office for a lady whose name escapes me. Pricilla I think.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:39:34am

re: #202 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I still think that number is a lot lower than the actual death total.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:40:35am

re: #201 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:40:55am

Norms worked both ways.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:45:44am

I just realized we are about } { this close to having a white supremacist majority on the Supreme Court.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:46:22am

re: #203 A Mom Anon

I may have received a couple of those, lol. They have been for a local level office for a lady whose name escapes me. Pricilla I think.

Mine are general instructions for voting in person or by absentee ballot, but there are many groups with many goals.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:48:49am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:51:34am

re: #209 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I mean, we all knew this would happen back when Garland was blocked. We all knew, with absolute certainty, that if a justice died in 2020, the Senate GOP would absolutely make excuses as to why it’s okay that they ram through their chosen appointee before the election. None of us are surprised, we’re just upset because there’s literally nothing we can do about it. Nothing seems to break through to the 40% who still believe that the lying, cheating, reprehensible Republicans are the Party of God.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:53:54am

re: #201 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They’re going all in on GARLAND WAS INAPPROPRIATE BECAUSE THE OPPOSITE PARTY HELD THE SENATE BUT NOW THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE BOTH THE PRESIDENCY AND THE SENATE IT’S PERFECTLY FINE wharrgarbl, as if that’s supposed to somehow make it not sound hypocritical.

“But she died on a Friday, which makes everything we do just fine.”

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:55:31am

re: #210 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I mean, we all knew this would happen back when Garland was blocked. We all knew, with absolute certainty, that if a justice died in 2020, the Senate GOP would absolutely make excuses as to why it’s okay that they ram through their chosen appointee before the election. None of us are surprised, we’re just upset because there’s literally nothing we can do about it. Nothing seems to break through to the 40% who still believe that the lying, cheating, reprehensible Republicans are the Party of God.

Pretty much this. And again, i honestly do believe this isn’t something to worry about far as the electoral calculus, as it’s likely to harm Trump and the GOP more than help them. But that still doesn’t change the fact that they’re basically going to have sole ownership of the entire judicial system from top to bottom for at least a generation and there’s so precious little we can do about it if the party shows the same lack of shame they always have.

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retired cynic  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:56:10am

I’d still watch out for Clarence Thomas orchestrating a quick retirement so they can add another younger clone.

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retired cynic  Sep 19, 2020 • 8:58:43am

LEST WE FORGET THE HORRORS: A CATALOG OF TRUMP’S WORST CRUELTIES, COLLUSIONS, CORRUPTIONS, AND CRIMES

McSweeneys: THE COMPLETE LISTING
(SO FAR):
ATROCITIES 1-889
by BEN PARKER, STEPHANIE STEINBRECHER, KELSEY RONAN, JOHN McMURTRIE, SOPHIA DuROSE, RACHEL VILLA, and AMY SUMERTON

Apologies for all the shouting; cut and paste.

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garzooma  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:05:27am

re: #202 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:05:27am

Their words have always been lies, it’s only ever been about accumulating power.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:07:14am

The GOP does not actually give a shit about Roe V. Wade.

But their Evangelical base does and that’s why they need to keep those people happy to stay in power.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:15:53am

re: #197 jaunte

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But Obama didn’t have that right?

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:18:19am

Getting down to brass tacks. Sadly, this is stuff they perhaps should have been talking about months if not years ago, not when the GOP is potentially set to to calcify total minority control for decades to come.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:18:32am

re: #217 Eclectic Cyborg

The only thing they care about Roe is that it’s been an amazing fundraising tool the last 47 years.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:19:08am

re: #209 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Well Lindsey, I am consistent. I said FUCK YOU then and I say FUCK YOU now. My goalposts are in the same place they have always been.

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:19:47am

re: #218 Eventual Carrion

But Obama didn’t have that right?

Of course not. Obama was a Dem, and black at that, he isn’t supposed to have rights to begin with. IOKIYAR is law these days.

I honestly can’t even sarcasm tag that. That’s essentially the truth of the matter as is at this point.

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:22:16am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:26:05am

re: #223 (((Archangel1)))

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Of course you do, it’s all about getting Federalist Society right wing hacks who want to be your party’s judicial arm on the court to you, Lindsay rather than actual judges.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:27:37am

Trump should nominate Ivanka.

The GOP will vote to confirm her, they have no choice.

It is either her or Biden gets to pick, Trump gets a solid voice on the court that will satisfy his ego and guarantee him a friendly vote when he needs it post presidency.

Why wouldn’t he? He is holding all of the cards. What is in it for Trump by nominating a Federalist Society dude?

The GOP will confirm any person he nominates, now matter who it is! Jared, Don Jr., Melania, it doesn’t matter, the GOP has no choice but to vote to confirm who ever he puts up.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:28:41am

re: #225 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

If he only had a horse.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:28:42am

re: #225 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

If Trump were to nominate Ted Cruz, does Cruz get to vote to confirm himself?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:29:44am

re: #226 Belafon

If he only had a horse.

Well Ivanka comes close to the horse since he rides her.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:30:37am

re: #227 Eclectic Cyborg

If Trump were to nominate Ted Cruz, does Cruz get to vote to confirm himself?

No. There’s been Senators nominated for Scotus before. I think FDR or Truman nominated one. I love Truman but his weakness was Scotus.

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:32:05am

The entire following thread is just her desperately trying to convince folks of the obvious. Yet morons persist in believing allowing unfettered GOP wins will somehow magick into existence the ability to pass every progressive pony ever against GOP wishes.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:32:28am

re: #227 Eclectic Cyborg

If Trump were to nominate Ted Cruz, does Cruz get to vote to confirm himself?

If he need that vote to get confirmed then sure he would, they don’t give a crap about tradition.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:33:24am

re: #230 Citizen K

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The entire following thread is just her desperately trying to convince folks of the obvious. Yet morons persist in believing allowing unfettered GOP wins will somehow magick into existence the ability to pass every progressive pony ever against GOP wishes.

M4A is a fantasy and I’m not even convinced it’s good policy.

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:36:27am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:37:38am

re: #233 (((Archangel1)))

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It’s worse than 9/11. And Trump’s response worse than Bush’s.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:40:56am

I had a dream last night that I was in the same room as Sandra Day O’Connor and I was my usual self and yelled at her that I remember where I was in 2000 when the Bush v. Gore decision was handed down (St. Louis airport, transiting to Tampa ). Then I shouted “you decided wrong and you set us on this path.”

I don’t often have dreams that I remember but … wow.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:42:21am

re: #209 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Now he’s tweeting out a statement he made where he says after Kavanaugh the rules have changed.

IOW, “the rules have changed” because they were able to seat a man who faced a credible accusation of sexual assault, and who said nothing to refute the allegation, meaning they could do whatever they wanted.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:43:26am

re: #235 mmmirele

I had a dream last night that I was in the same room as Sandra Day O’Connor and I was my usual self and yelled at her that I remember where I was in 2000 when the Bush v. Gore decision was handed down (St. Louis airport, transiting to Tampa ). Then I shouted “you decided wrong and you set us on this path.”

I don’t often have dreams that I remember but … wow.

I was thinking the same thing, when they were talking about RBG’s years as only woman on the Court.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:44:26am

re: #235 mmmirele

I had a dream last night that I was in the same room as Sandra Day O’Connor and I was my usual self and yelled at her that I remember where I was in 2000 when the Bush v. Gore decision was handed down (St. Louis airport, transiting to Tampa ). Then I shouted “you decided wrong and you set us on this path.”

I don’t often have dreams that I remember but … wow.

I’d love to see an alternative history with Gore winning in 2000. I’m not here if that happens or probably as interested in politics tbh. That election I can legitimately say changed my life.

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makeitstop  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:46:40am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:49:46am

re: #239 makeitstop

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I seriously do not get why so many people hate Neera. She’s right. McConnell doesn’t always win and we can beat him here.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:50:30am

re: #240 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I seriously do not get why so many people hate Neera. She’s right. McConnell doesn’t always win and we can beat him here.

She’s considered too centrist by the Bernie folks, I think.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:51:59am

re: #241 Barefoot Grin

She’s considered too centrist by the Bernie folks, I think.

I know. I don’t care what they think. I’ll keep saying this but Bernie’s been more toxic to the conversation than helpful.

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SteelPH  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:53:20am

re: #242 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I know. I don’t care what they think. I’ll keep saying this but Bernie’s been more toxic to the conversation than helpful.

His cultists have been more harmful than anything else the past 4-5 years.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 9:56:28am

re: #243 SteelPH

His cultists have been more harmful than anything else the past 4-5 years.

This. They can all fuck off.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:00:28am

re: #243 SteelPH

His cultists have been more harmful than anything else the past 4-5 years.

They’re the flip side of Trumpism. I hate what he’s done to younger voters. I’m glad he’s supporting Biden but he’s part of the problem.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:01:39am

re: #147 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Many findamentalists believe that the poor need to suffer without government aid so that they will turn to the church for assistance and comfort. Cruel and hateful, in my opinion. Their embrace of objectivism, an anti-christian ideology, is turning many people off of organized religion.

That’s precisely what my family believes…churches will take care of the truly needy…and when I bring up those Social Security and SSI checks they get won’t be provided by Pulpit Pimps buying a new mansion or Rolls…silence…

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:02:03am

re: #244 Eclectic Cyborg

I was kinda bummed to learn that Chris Shifflett, the other guitar player for the Foo Fighters,is a damned Bernie Bro. Sigh.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:02:23am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:02:33am

re: #244 Eclectic Cyborg

This. They can all fuck off.

He’s created this purity politics bullshit. He also gets away with having nothing accomplished in Washington despite the fact he’s been there since 1990. Nice to have ideas but it’d even nicer to have accomplishments and Bernie’s biggest is being the left’s Ron Paul, a backbencher who panders to the idealistic and young without results.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:03:50am

re: #246 🌹UOJB!

That’s precisely what my family believes…churches will take care of the truly needy…and when I bring up those Social Security and SSI checks they get won’t be provided by Pulpit Pimps buying a new mansion or Rolls…silence…

The funny thing is Jesus told his followers to take care of the needy (“what you do for the least of these, you do for me.”)

Amazing how so many churches seem to miss that part.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:04:08am

re: #171 A Mom Anon

Thank you for donating to the GA democrats. Ossoff has an uphill battle here, but both Loeffler and Purdue are simply horrible people. Rafael Warnock is running against Loeffler and he has a shot IF we have the turnout. He’s the minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church and has a good reputation. He’s also not the kind of person who is up in your business with his faith. I’d love it if he ended up one of our new Senators.

Why won’t LIEberman bow out…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:05:09am

re: #247 A Mom Anon

I was kinda bummed to learn that Chris Shifflett, the other guitar player for the Foo Fighters,is a damned Bernie Bro. Sigh.

A lot of people I like are too. I wish they could see that Bernie’s a jerk who hightailed it for lily white Vermont instead of doing the work on civil rights that Hillary, Biden, & other Dems did. He’s also incredibly ineffective. I don’t want to beat a dead horse but Bernie’s got ownership in our mess and I fault how he sells politics to young people greatly.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:09:09am

Based on the tape, it seems like a good way to torture Trump is to lock him into years of depositions.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:14:10am

re: #252 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Chris has been vocal about “centrism is of the devil” stuff. What these guys forget is that voting is only the BEGINNING of the work we need to be doing. Get Dems in office and then push them towards progressive policy. People forget that we do have agency outside the voting booth. But it takes time, energy, organization and direct action to accomplish these things. It’s never quick.

I would say that the LGBT community has probably done more to accelerate progressive policy passed because they have been organized and relentless and haven’t stopped because they know progress can be undone far quicker than it was implemented. We could all learn from that struggle.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:16:49am

re: #254 A Mom Anon

Chris has been vocal about “centrism is of the devil” stuff. What these guys forget is that voting is only the BEGINNING of the work we need to be doing. Get Dems in office and then push them towards progressive policy. People forget that we do have agency outside the voting booth. But it takes time, energy, organization and direct action to accomplish these things. It’s never quick.

I would say that the LGBT community has probably done more to accelerate progressive policy passed because they have been organized and relentless and haven’t stopped because they know progress can be undone far quicker than it was implemented. We could all learn from that struggle.

Exactly. No one is saying things like ACA are final. As I said, it comes from being pushed this bullshit narrative of politics from a man who has been in Washington forever and who has accomplished little as a legislator.

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SteelPH  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:19:33am

re: #254 A Mom Anon

They have no idea of our government works.

They want all of the policy and none of the work. I’m almost convinced that they don’t want a democracy either, since it entertains the possibility of not getting their way.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:20:12am

re: #254 A Mom Anon

Chris has been vocal about “centrism is of the devil” stuff. What these guys forget is that voting is only the BEGINNING of the work we need to be doing. Get Dems in office and then push them towards progressive policy. People forget that we do have agency outside the voting booth. But it takes time, energy, organization and direct action to accomplish these things. It’s never quick.

I would say that the LGBT community has probably done more to accelerate progressive policy passed because they have been organized and relentless and haven’t stopped because they know progress can be undone far quicker than it was implemented. We could all learn from that struggle.

Disabled community,too.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:21:47am

re: #254 A Mom Anon

Chris has been vocal about “centrism is of the devil” stuff. What these guys forget is that voting is only the BEGINNING of the work we need to be doing. Get Dems in office and then push them towards progressive policy. People forget that we do have agency outside the voting booth. But it takes time, energy, organization and direct action to accomplish these things. It’s never quick.

I would say that the LGBT community has probably done more to accelerate progressive policy passed because they have been organized and relentless and haven’t stopped because they know progress can be undone far quicker than it was implemented. We could all learn from that struggle.

Centrist is of the devil, but you need a majority to govern.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:21:54am

re: #256 SteelPH

They have no idea of our government works.

They want all of the policy and none of the work. I’m almost convinced that they don’t want a democracy either, since it entertains the possibility of not getting their way.

Yeah they have a hostile attitude towards democracy that I can’t stand. I’m a lower case d- democrat first. I do subscribe to social democracy but democracy matters more than economic dogma.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:22:24am
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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:22:57am

re: #257 Sherlock Hound

You’re right. I’m sorry to have left that out.I owe you an apology for that, and I know better. And even then, with all the progress made, there is still so much left to do to ensure that those rights and policies remain in place and aren’t allowed to be watered down.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:23:49am

re: #257 Sherlock Hound

Disabled community,too.

Lol Bidens got dementia and the crap about his stutter. I’ve been standing strong by Biden because I’m a stutterer too. The leftists have ableism in their ranks that they refuse to acknowledge.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:24:00am

re: #260 jaunte

Is that even legal?

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:24:21am

re: #263 A Mom Anon

No.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:25:24am

re: #261 A Mom Anon

You’re right. I’m sorry to have left that out.I owe you an apology for that, and I know better. And even then, with all the progress made, there is still so much left to do to ensure that those rights and policies remain in place and aren’t allowed to be watered down.

Our nominee is the author of the Americans With Disabilities Act. That means a lot more than some punkass who thinks he’s edgy because he read Marx for the first time.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:26:00am

re: #264 jaunte

That’s what I thought. No campaigning within so many feet of a polling place. The people in charge of that polling place need to call the cops and the damned news channels.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:29:45am

re: #261 A Mom Anon

You’re right. I’m sorry to have left that out.I owe you an apology for that, and I know better. And even then, with all the progress made, there is still so much left to do to ensure that those rights and policies remain in place and aren’t allowed to be watered down.

Don’t worry about it. Until this year, a lot of people did the same. I think this is the first year that the Democrats have had a platform specifically for the disabled community.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:30:22am
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:31:06am

re: #260 jaunte

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Have the tear gas and rubber bullets been deployed yet?

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:31:21am

re: #266 A Mom Anon

That’s what I thought. No campaigning within so many feet of a polling place. The people in charge of that polling place need to call the cops and the damned news channels.

In Virginia it is within 40 ft of the entrance of the polling location, so I cant tell from the video, but I think they are ok.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:31:43am

re: #269 Eventual Carrion

The police must be at lunch.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:34:41am

re: #270 danarchy

In Virginia it is within 40 ft of the entrance of the polling location, so I cant tell from the video, but I think they are ok.

As long as they don’t actually block anyone.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:36:18am

re: #267 Sherlock Hound

I appreciate your grace. But I have a kid with a disability and I should know better. Thank you for gently pointing out my lack of acknowledgement. I even have a bound copy of the ADA here because my husband (who also had to apply for a disability last year, his heart won’t allow for that degree of labor any more) was a building maintenance engineer and construction worker for over 30 years and had to refer to it often for work. I have no excuses.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:42:10am

4:30 a.m.

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sagehen  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:43:02am

re: #235 mmmirele

I had a dream last night that I was in the same room as Sandra Day O’Connor and I was my usual self and yelled at her that I remember where I was in 2000 when the Bush v. Gore decision was handed down (St. Louis airport, transiting to Tampa ). Then I shouted “you decided wrong and you set us on this path.”

I don’t often have dreams that I remember but … wow.

Does it help that she eventually came to regret it?

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:44:27am

re: #269 Eventual Carrion

Have the tear gas and rubber bullets been deployed yet?

I’m surprised those White Trash Apostles of Trump aren’t carrying their AR15’s!

Even if they did carry them Police won’t lay a finger on their fellow racists!

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BigPapa  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:51:19am

I had a good cry yesterday. But this AM Wifey and I watched the RBG doc on Amazon and I’m sporting my Notorious RBG shirt. I feel better now. I got my big boy shorts back on.

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sagehen  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:51:49am

re: #263 A Mom Anon

Is that even legal?

No.

Electioneering of any kind, even something so mild as wearing a shirt with a candidate’s name/logo on it, is forbidden within 150 feet of the entrance to a polling site.

Pickets, passing out pamphlet, and most certainly waving flags and chanting, is against the law.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:52:40am

re: #275 sagehen

Does it help that she eventually came to regret it?

Not really, no.

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:55:19am

re: #278 sagehen

No.

Electioneering of any kind, even something so mild as wearing a shirt with a candidate’s name/logo on it, is forbidden within 150 feet of the entrance to a polling site.

Pickets, passing out pamphlet, and most certainly waving flags and chanting, is against the law.

40 Ft in Va.

law.lis.virginia.gov

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 10:58:50am

re: #260 jaunte

I don’t know VA’s rules but in PA one must be at least 50 ft from the from the polling place. Entrances cannot be blocked and must remain open (no closed doors)

282
jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:03:01am

Trump supporters interfering with social distancing.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:03:21am

re: #281 PhillyPretzel

I don’t know VA’s rules but in PA one must be at least 50 ft from the from the polling place. Entrances cannot be blocked and must remain open (no closed doors)

2016 primary—Ron Paul and Bernie assholes were in front of the polling place in violation of California law. Pollworkers called LAPD and they would not respond then they called the LA County Sheriff’s office. Deputies arrives and read those assholes the riot act. Ron Paul’s stooge wouldn’t go. They cuffed him…

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A Cranky One  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:04:56am

This started showing up in my browser ads.

Speaks to the nature of 2020:

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:05:00am

You can see by comparing the videos that the Trump supporters deliberately positioned themselves across the line of voters.

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:05:30am

Handy state by state guide of electioneering rules:

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:09:35am

re: #283 🌹UOJB!

I looked over my old information from the Committee of 70 and it says, “No partisan political activity may take place within 10 feet …” but I remember a couple of years ago the people from the Committee of 70 had to come to the polling place and they said 50 feet.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:11:47am

re: #286 danarchy

Thanks. Pennsylvania State does not like the fact that Philly still has a Home Rule Charter and they make their own rules.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:12:39am

re: #271 jaunte

The police must be at lunch.

Or in the group carrying the flags…

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:15:21am

re: #271 jaunte

The police must be at lunch.

Or in the group carrying the flags…

It would NOT surprise me if Police are there with their fellow racists!

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:17:37am

Time to expand that no-electioneering limit to 1,000 feet. You can’t rely on anti-maskers to respect common sense distancing in a pandemic.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:21:14am

Noisy or riotous manner, check.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:27:21am

re: #292 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Noisy or riotous manner, check.

I’ll be surprised if the police show up…

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gwangung  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:29:37am

re: #292 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Noisy or riotous manner, check.

Isn’t this an infraction AT LEAST as bad as “illegal” immigration?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:31:40am

Today’s Trumpenbefehl:

We’re reaching out because we noticed you STILL haven’t claimed your PERSONALIZED SIGNED photo from President Trump.

This is one of the ONLY official photos the President has ever signed AND personalized, and as one of his TOP supporters, we wanted to make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to own a piece of history.

This is your LAST CHANCE,

We were only authorized to release a limited-supply of these ICONIC signed photos, and we’re almost out. Get yours NOW before they’re gone.

I’ll wait for the mugshot.

296
PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:33:02am

re: #295 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Me too.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:34:40am

Throwing money at Senate candidates:

* Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia (for Warnock, that required me to overcome my “thou shalt not throw money at people with Rev. in front of their name” thing)
* Steve Bullock, Montana
* Theresa Greenfield, Iowa
* MJ Hegar, Texas

So far I’m not throwing money at Mark Kelly because he’s got a big war chest. Instead, I’m needling unelected senator Martha McSally on Twitter.

298
Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:37:01am

Lo and behold, Lindsay Graham is a supermassive piece of shit, just as expected.

299
Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:40:21am

re: #298 Citizen K

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:44:59am

re: #123 NO SMOCKING GUN!

You are right there. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Barr sent secret police to key urban districts in swing states to seize uncounted mail in ballots on suspicion of “voter fraud.”

This was the big worry of Rick Wilson, the former Republican Florida operative in the most recent “The New Abnormal” podcast. He phrased it approximately as:

“DHS’s Little Green Men, authorized by Billy Barr, seizing and carrying away the ballots from Miami-Dade County.”

It was my most notable take-away from that podcast.

301
🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:45:22am

re: #299 Belafon

Let them put Hawley on the court.

And then they will pay for it when Joe expands the court from 9 to 15.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:45:30am

re: #298 Citizen K

Lo and behold, Lindsay Graham is a supermassive piece of shit, just as expected.

[Embedded content]

Lindsay Graham is exactly like Mitch McConnell - a soulless, shameless piece of shit fascist enabler. But at least McConnell has the balls not to pretend he has any principles.

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:46:09am

re: #298 Citizen K

He is standing upon his principles: “I got mine. F@ck you!”

304
Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:46:35am

re: #298 Citizen K

Lo and behold, Lindsay Graham is a supermassive piece of shit, just as expected.

[Embedded content]

She just fucking died yesterday. These are horrible people.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:47:17am

re: #298 Citizen K

Lo and behold, Lindsay Graham is a supermassive piece of shit, just as expected.

[Embedded content]

No doubt about it, he is looking at prison time if Cheeto goes down. That is the only reason he would be sweating bullets like he obviously is.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:52:43am

Sent through DeJoy’s USPS? Does ricin have a shelf life?

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:54:38am

re: #58 teleskiguy

At least he’s honest about how he feels.

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:55:20am

re: #304 Eclectic Cyborg

She just fucking died yesterday. These are horrible people.

They’re horrible people because our systems are broken enough to precisely reward horrible people for being horrible.

309
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:55:37am

I keep coming back to the Kavanaugh hearings. When the accusations came out, I think men split in their reactions. A lot of us thought back to when we were that age, and wondered whether we’d hurt any woman the way Kavanaugh hurt Christine Blasey Ford, and felt shame for anything we MIGHT have done that did so.

On the other hand, a lot of men got REALLY upset by the thought that young men should be held accountable for their actions, that there might not always be a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card for white men born into privilege. That thought scares and offends them. Contrast their anger at Kavanaugh facing possible consequence for his actions with their assertion that Trayvon Martin ‘brought it on himself’ by smoking weed sometimes.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:55:57am

After reading this trumpian, incoherent word salad from Tuberville, I felt compelled to throw a little cash to Doug Jones. Jeez—Tuberville is an ignorant asshole, and obviously doesn’t have clue fucking one what the VRA even is:

“You know, the thing about the Voting Rights Act it’s, you know ― there’s a lot of different things you can look at it as, you know, who’s it going to help? What direction do we need to go with it? I think it’s important that everything we do we keep secure. We keep an eye on it. It’s run by our government. And it’s run to the, to the point that we, it’s got structure to it. It’s like education. I mean, it’s got to have structure. Now for some reason, we look at things to change, to think we’re gonna make it better, but we better do a lot of work on it before we make a change.”

huffpost.com

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:56:53am

re: #66 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

One can do both simultaneously.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:57:29am

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sent through DeJoy’s USPS? Does ricin have a shelf life?

[Embedded content]

Also, sounds utterly bogus—like the vulgar talking yam would be opening his own mail. Give me a fucking break.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 11:59:34am

re: #311 Jebediah, RBG

One can do both simultaneously.

The Right likes to feign outrage when Democrat mourn the loss of people who devoted their lives to progressive politics by urging their followers not to give up the fight. Paul Wellstone, John Lewis, and just you watch how they react to how we’re mourning RBG.

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:01:47pm

From reports, I understand that the protesters were moved out of the way by Fairfax County election officials. And that the voting continued.

The laws do permit the arrest of people who interfere with voting. However, they were written before the time of extended voting. Basically, they provide for an arrest and jail time of one day as a lowest level misdemeanor. The intent seems to be basically to get the troublemaker out of the way during election day. In this day and age, the police and court system are unlikely to be enthusiastic at spending a lot of effort for very little return.

The Fairfax County police have generally been well disciplined and have tried to avoid participating in the current political mess. Particularly since the County is currently very Democratic. While there are always tensions, we do not currently (?yet?) have the police union leadership versus political leadership, town versus country, or declining economy and economic class warfare issues visible in other areas.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:02:50pm

re: #312 BeachDem

Also, sounds utterly bogus—like the vulgar talking yam would be opening his own mail. Give me a fucking break.

Maybe Trump had it mailed to himself to try and gin up a sympathy vote push.

///

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:03:10pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m reminded of Brock Turner, that rapist at Stanford, the one the judge tried to let off with a slap on the wrist, because he was such a promising young man. That’s the system the Right believes in, the one they are fighting tooth and nail to preserve, the one where rich white rapists get wrist slaps but black kids with weed get the death sentence.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:04:37pm

re: #315 Eclectic Cyborg

I would not put it past him to do such a thing.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:05:31pm

last night I donated for a bunch of senate dems. Today I gave to Amy McGrath. Uphill battles are sometimes the only ones worth fighting.

I also think that if mitch is forced to campaign he has less time to fuck things up in the senate.

FT
FP
FM
FL
etc.

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:06:34pm

re: #90 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I didn’t feel that one, and I usually feel these things in my place.

Mid-city Los Angeles, it was pretty strong here. (Not strong enough to get up off the couch, though. Not even close.)

320
Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:07:53pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

I keep coming back to the Kavanaugh hearings. When the accusations came out, I think men split in their reactions. A lot of us thought back to when we were that age, and wondered whether we’d hurt any woman the way Kavanaugh hurt Christine Blasey Ford, and felt shame for anything we MIGHT have done that did so.

On the other hand, a lot of men got REALLY upset by the thought that young men should be held accountable for their actions, that there might not always be a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card for white men born into privilege. That thought scares and offends them. Contrast their anger at Kavanaugh facing possible consequence for his actions with their assertion that Trayvon Martin ‘brought it on himself’ by smoking weed sometimes.

That’s why i think Republicans leaked that story, to change the narrative away from Kavanaugh’s finances.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:08:16pm

re: #319 Jebediah, RBG

I live in the lakewood/cerritos area, we definitely felt it, made me jump out of bed

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:28:46pm

re: #297 mmmirele

Throwing money at Senate candidates:

* Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia (for Warnock, that required me to overcome my “thou shalt not throw money at people with Rev. in front of their name” thing)
* Steve Bullock, Montana
* Theresa Greenfield, Iowa
* MJ Hegar, Texas

So far I’m not throwing money at Mark Kelly because he’s got a big war chest. Instead, I’m needling unelected senator Martha McSally on Twitter.
[Embedded content]

Looking at my notes for my next donations, I see a note that “Bullock’s strategy doesn’t depend on money.” No idea where it came from, but I must have checked it at the time.

I’ve given money to Jaime and Doug Jones, ME and AZ don’t seem to need it, and to a couple of CA house elections, which might be shaky. Don’t want to neglect my home state.


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