The Melodic Shredder: Steffen Schackinger, “Spring”

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Guitars: Steffen Schackinger
Bass: Henrik Bjørn
Drums: Lars Daugaard

Classical precision meets uncompromising rock on new album from world class guitarist. Steffen Schackinger belongs to the absolute elite, and his new album ‘Fire Dance’ takes his instrumental guitar music to new heights.

With millions of views on YouTube, a worldwide tour resume and international recognition as a top class guitar player, Steffen Schackinger has established himself as outstanding in his field.

His second solo album, Fire Dance, is no exception. Steffen Schackinger combines precision and timing from his background on the classical scene with the uncompromising expression of rock music.

“I express myself through my guitar, as a singer does with the voice and a painter with a brush. The strings are not limited by language“, says Steffen Schackinger. His first album earned him a spot on the prestigious Guitar on the Edge top 50 of the world’s best guitarists in 2010 ranking 15th. Since then he has been playing guitar clinics throughout Europe and Asia. But now the former Merzy guitarist is once again ready to hit the stage.

The album Fire Dance is published by US label Candyrat Records, and Steffen Schackinger is joined by former Merzy bass player, Henrik Bjørn and drummer Lars Daugaard of the Danish hit orchestra Gnags.

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1
PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:10:16pm

FT and GOTV
RIP RBG. You are missed.

2
Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:13:38pm

If Roe goes down, we should all get to smack a Jill Stein voter.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:15:26pm

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:23:41pm

Act Blue must still be getting donations at record pace—still haven’t received the acknowledgement email from my last donation and it definitely went through because it shows on my account. YAY.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:26:56pm

re: #4 BeachDem

Act Blue must still be getting donations at record pace—still haven’t received the acknowledgement email from my last donation and it definitely went through because it shows on my account. YAY.

I got my receipt within a minute. You can probably long on to their site to confirm.

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makeitstop  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:30:48pm

I approve this message.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:30:57pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

If Roe goes down, we should all get to smack a Jill Stein voter.

Roe will be the last (if ever) to go down. It has too much support amongst non-evangelical white women. I fully expect a roll back on Trans rights before they actually go after SSM or Roe. Yes, they hate us that much.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:33:01pm

re: #5 I Would Prefer Not To

I got my receipt within a minute. You can probably long on to their site to confirm.

Done and done—just weird that the receipt email hasn’t come—usually here before I even log out of ActBlue.

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Charmingly Persistent  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:35:45pm

I used this site on ActBlue:

secure.actblue.com

You can change the amounts - I figured a few of them had more money than they know what to do with and zeroed them out.

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:35:47pm

re: #8 BeachDem

Done and done—just weird that the receipt email hasn’t come—usually here before I even log out of ActBlue.

Caught by your spam filter maybe?

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:42:56pm

re: #9 Charmingly Persistent

I borrowed on the Master Card and gave more to Theresa Greenfield because I DETEST PHONY JONI!

Will never forget how Luke Russert endlessly kissed her as in 2014.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:43:28pm

WARNING: Ben Garrison
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William Lewis  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:43:29pm

With the extra stress of yesterday’s news…

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:46:30pm

re: #12 Sherlock Hound

When they show you who they are, believe them. What an evil sack of shit. They are not salvageable humans.

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William Lewis  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:47:39pm

re: #7 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Roe will be the last (if ever) to go down. It has too much support amongst non-evangelical white women. I fully expect a roll back on Trans rights before they actually go after SSM or Roe. Yes, they hate us that much.

That and 1) Being a “newer” right it’s not burned into people’s minds and 2) they can destroy “Roe v Wade” without actually overturning it. They’re almost there already so they’ll simply finish that way. 3) Roberts really doesn’t care about Roe. His big thing is destroying minority voting rights. He will let nothing get in the way of preventing non-whites from voting - not SSM, Trans rights or Roe. Just look at his decisions.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:48:04pm

re: #12 Sherlock Hound

This shows how correct I was when I said that Republicans are addicted to power the same way a junky is addicted to heroin. They will do ANYTHING to keep and gain power.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:55:14pm
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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:56:22pm

re: #16 🌹UOJB!

This shows how correct I was when I said that Republicans are addicted to power the same way a junky is addicted to heroin. They will do ANYTHING to keep and gain power.

Liberal cartoonists can and will go down there, if that’s what Garrison wants to play with.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:56:24pm

re: #17 BeachDem

I agree but Moscow Mitch and Company will not.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:57:07pm

Happy Birthday to Rango! My Big Galoot is turning ELEVEN!!!!

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:57:52pm

Relatives are posting that evangelicals are demanding Hawley be named to replace RBG…

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 12:58:54pm

What a fucking pig.

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:08:23pm

re: #6 makeitstop

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I approve this message.

Yeah, no offense Chuck, but I want that in writing, signed in blood, with at least a dozen witnesses on video. I’ve heard too many “all options are on the table” promises made and then broken to believe such talk anymore.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:09:37pm

re: #6 makeitstop

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Ok. But what about THIS year…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:10:18pm

re: #15 William Lewis

That and 1) Being a “newer” right it’s not burned into people’s minds and 2) they can destroy “Roe v Wade” without actually overturning it. They’re almost there already so they’ll simply finish that way. 3) Roberts really doesn’t care about Roe. His big thing is destroying minority voting rights. He will let nothing get in the way of preventing non-whites from voting - not SSM, Trans rights or Roe. Just look at his decisions.

This.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:11:57pm

re: #22 BeachDem

What a fucking pig.

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It’s only a matter of time before MAGATS kill not just one but several mainstream journalists. Trump and the Republican Bullshit Machine are programming the next Scott Roeder and Caesar Sayoc to kill for The Party.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:17:52pm
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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:18:23pm

I think Trump is going to make a recess appointment. He’s already got a list of Federalist Society nutjobs to choose from (Amy Coney Barrett was a finalist before Judge Drinky got the nod), and he would have a full court to decide any Bush v Gore-like case that might reach the court if the election is challenged.

In the meantime, they can also gut Obamacare and Roe V Wade in the one year I believe that justice could sit on the court without Senate confirmation.

Yes, they are that cynical.

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:21:51pm

You want to make the message clear, Senate Dems, then sign a pledge to do the following next year with a Senate majority if Senate Repubs do not honor RGB’s last wish:

1. Putting the filibuster to the sword. Mitch has already pledged to obstruct everything for the next 2-4 years, so pledge to make him irrelevant and Senate majorities matter again.

2. Expand the SCOTUS bench to 13 seats, 1 justice per circuit. This is not something that requires a constitutional amendment, just passing legislation.

3. Pledge to give Merrick Garland a speedy confirmation vote if Biden will nominate him to one of those new seats.

4. Block any nominees that Trump attempts to put up before Inauguration Day (yes, Manchin, that means you too).

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:22:10pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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That’s precisely what I expect from

Nothing but
Propaganda for
Republicans.

And why I cut off any more giving to them after Nina Tottenberg’s hatchet job on Anita Hill.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:25:44pm

re: #30 🌹UOJB!

Nice Polite Republicans.

But still Republicans.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:28:00pm

Well kiss my ass

Interesting days ahead.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:28:08pm

re: #31 mmmirele

True.

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gwangung  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:29:12pm

re: #32 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Well kiss my ass

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Interesting days ahead.

Uh-huh. But nothing stops her from voting to confirm after Nov. 3.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:29:13pm

I am worried about the court in the long term. I don’t think that there will be a court decision concerning the November election. I think Biden is going to win even bigger now and any challenges by trump will be the usual anemic BS.

the passing of RBG encouraged many of us to act and donate ASAP. More work to do, but we are moving in the right direction.

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:29:42pm

re: #32 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Well kiss my ass

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Interesting days ahead.

Yeah, we’ve been here before too. That’s how we got Justice “I Like Beer!” on the bench.

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:31:00pm

re: #32 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Well kiss my ass

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Interesting days ahead.

I’ll believe it when the votes are counted. Again, we’ve seen this game played before she pulls the football out and the press feigns shock before completely forgetting she’s ever did this, like every other fucking time she’s done it before.

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:33:07pm

Assuming Collins isn’t just bullshitting us again, her vote plus Murkowski’s means Mitch can only lose one more vote and still hope to seat Donny’s nominee with Pence as tie-breaker.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:34:58pm

re: #38 Targetpractice

Assuming Collins isn’t just bullshitting us again, her vote plus Murkowski’s means Mitch can only lose one more vote and still hope to seat Donny’s nominee with Pence as tie-breaker.

Romney said he wasn’t going to vote either iirc?

That puts it at 50-50 and they have Pence.

They can’t lose another one?

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:36:31pm

re: #39 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Romney said he wasn’t going to vote either iirc?

That puts it at 50-50 and they have Pence.

They can’t lose another one?

I thought I’d heard Romney say something but it didn’t pop up when I Googled. Assuming he’s also opposed, then that means (at least one paper) that Mitch is SOL. But again, we’ve been here before…

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:38:19pm

So good.

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Unabogie  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:38:42pm

re: #9 Charmingly Persistent

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I used this site on ActBlue:

secure.actblue.com

You can change the amounts - I figured a few of them had more money than they know what to do with and zeroed them out.

Thanks, just donated.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:39:12pm

re: #40 Targetpractice

I thought I’d heard Romney say something but it didn’t pop up when I Googled. Assuming he’s also opposed, then that means (at least one paper) that Mitch is SOL. But again, we’ve been here before…

I must have imagined a Romney statement but this puts them in a tight spot, love to see it.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:40:42pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:42:09pm

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:43:16pm

re: #32 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Well kiss my ass

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Interesting days ahead.

Until she gets her 30 pieces of silver. Once that happens, she will vote to confirm. She always has and always will.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:43:18pm

re: #32 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

“Very concerned” until she votes “yes” for Trump’s nominee in three weeks.

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:43:21pm

I think it’s also going to come down to who Trump ends up nominating. Contrary to their belief last go around, Kavanaugh’s confirmation proved to be an albatross around their necks rather than a major boon to GOTV efforts as they assumed it would be. Pledging to confirm/reject could be what decides several races.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:50:35pm

re: #40 Targetpractice

I thought I’d heard Romney say something but it didn’t pop up when I Googled. Assuming he’s also opposed, then that means (at least one paper) that Mitch is SOL. But again, we’ve been here before…

Romney, as usual, taking a very strong no stand—His spokeswoman pushed back against a rumor Friday that the senator would oppose seating a new Supreme Court justice before the inauguration in January. Romney’s statement on Ginsburg’s passing did not hint at his thinking on the possible confirmation fight.

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:51:24pm

re: #24 GlutenFreeJesus

Ok. But what about THIS year…

The unfortunate truth is that there really aren’t a lot of options for the senate dems this year, some delaying maneuvers, and they can do their best to drag something out in a confirmation hearing that will disqualify a candidate even in the eyes of the repubs, but in the end, if the republicans are unified they can seat someone. Unless the dems take back the senate they will be in the same position next year.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 19, 2020 • 1:51:24pm

re: #32 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Well kiss my ass

Interesting days ahead.

Don’t believe anything that comes out of that spineless bitches mouth.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:01:33pm

This happened here, night before last.

An Oklahoma State University bull rider died from injuries sustained during competition

“An Oklahoma State University bull rider has died from injuries suffered during a rodeo competition.
Rowdy Lee Swanson, 20, sustained the injuries on Thursday evening. Rodeo team coach Cody Hollingsworth announced the athlete’s passing on the team’s official Twitter page the following day.”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:08:50pm

re: #52 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

This happened here, night before last.

An Oklahoma State University bull rider died from injuries sustained during competition

“An Oklahoma State University bull rider has died from injuries suffered during a rodeo competition.
Rowdy Lee Swanson, 20, sustained the injuries on Thursday evening. Rodeo team coach Cody Hollingsworth announced the athlete’s passing on the team’s official Twitter page the following day.”

That sucks. Those are large animals and can do some damage.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:13:18pm

You think Bikers might have learned a lesson after Sturgis?

NOPE!

‘We’re Not Scared’: Tens of Thousands of Motorcyclists Pack Lake of the Ozarks for Bike Rally

“There are thousands of bikes here. A lot of people here—this weekend there will be even more people,” Dan Ousley, a 51-year-old local who has participated in Bikefest for years, told The Daily Beast. “It’s great to see. Honestly, I think that the COVID-19 thing is a little overblown, to be honest. We made national news for having large crowds, but we just want to live our life.”

Ousley, who is hosting a 15-mile “Bikefest-Trump parade” ride on Saturday that is expected to attract a couple hundred participants, admitted that local residents are “not real big on masks here,” because they don’t want to “infringe on anyone’s rights.”

Yep. More MAGATS willing to die for Trump and the White Race…

thedailybeast.com

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:15:09pm

Chancellor Hitler’s Flair For The Dramatic.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:17:34pm

re: #54 🌹UOJB!

Bikers are not real big on risk assessment.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:18:53pm

re: #56 jaunte

Bikers are not real big on risk assessment.

Like I said in March - the virus is unimpressed by your rugged individualism.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:21:08pm

re: #56 jaunte

Bikers are not real big on risk assessment.

Yeah, there is the possibility that their risk tolerance is also very high, but I would tend to agree that the assessing part is fairly minimal on most things.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:23:25pm
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plansbandc  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:30:04pm

As far as I’m concerned, NPR gets not one dime, click, or interaction from me again.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:32:01pm

Nothing stops Murkowski and Collins from abstaining, rather than voting no, and still living up to their statements (in their eyes).
And, that will not help stopping a confirmation. If two more actually vote no, it’s still a tie with Pence casting the deciding vote.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:33:16pm

re: #40 Targetpractice

I thought I’d heard Romney say something but it didn’t pop up when I Googled. Assuming he’s also opposed, then that means (at least one paper) that Mitch is SOL. But again, we’ve been here before…

Romney tweeted that he’s also opposed.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:35:25pm

re: #62 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Romney tweeted that he’s also opposed.

Romney hasn’t tweeted anything in 22 hrs

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:36:31pm

re: #62 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Are there any other possible no votes on the GOP side? Just wondering if there’s someone we could apply pressure to.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:37:20pm

Sad local loss. Bennie Swans was really a big force in community projects and pretty much single-handedly created the MLK observances. He was our Dem Chairman for a few years, but was really more of a community activist.

Swans helped get the City of Myrtle Beach to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an official holiday. More importantly, former Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said, Swans convinced the city council to do even more, leading to the Freedom Weekend, which has been around for 14 years.

myrtlebeachonline.com

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:40:23pm

re: #63 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Romney hasn’t tweeted anything in 22 hrs

His spokeswoman pushed back against a rumor Friday that the senator would oppose seating a new Supreme Court justice before the inauguration in January. Romney’s statement on Ginsburg’s passing did not hint at his thinking on the possible confirmation fight.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:40:50pm

re: #64 A Mom Anon

Are there any other possible no votes on the GOP side? Just wondering if there’s someone we could apply pressure to.

Politico is suggesting Cory Gardner is possible since he’s facing a tough fight in Colorado. And, Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Pat Roberts (Kan.) are both retiring so they could be in play

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:41:52pm

Found it:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:44:03pm

re: #66 BeachDem

His spokeswoman pushed back against a rumor Friday that the senator would oppose seating a new Supreme Court justice before the inauguration in January. Romney’s statement on Ginsburg’s passing did not hint at his thinking on the possible confirmation fight.

Yeah. Now, his mention of Scalia in his statement might be about more than Ginsburg’s and his friendship.

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:45:01pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:45:15pm

re: #68 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Found it:

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See re: #49 BeachDem

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:47:02pm

re: #60 plansbandc

As far as I’m concerned, NPR gets not one dime, click, or interaction from me again.

NPR isn’t just All Things Considered. And I think there’s a better chance of fixing them than of fixing Sinclair. (Purity tests: not just for politicians.)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:47:09pm

re: #68 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Found it:

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Romney “MAY” be playing the long game here. trump is going down. He may be delusional enough to think he could be the “moderate” to save the Republican party.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:47:30pm

re: #32 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Which means nothing in reality - she did not say she would holdup any submission and confirmation vote if one comes up by election day.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:48:29pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:48:32pm

re: #64 A Mom Anon

Are there any other possible no votes on the GOP side? Just wondering if there’s someone we could apply pressure to.

No idea. But I should think any senator in a close race this November would be potential.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:50:13pm

re: #74 Eric The Fruit Bat

Which means nothing in reality - she did not say she would holdup any submission and confirmation vote if one comes up by election day.

She said who wins on Nov. 3rd should pick the next justice, that sounds pretty clear to me?

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:50:31pm

re: #72 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

NPR isn’t just All Things Considered. And I think there’s a better chance of fixing them than of fixing Sinclair. (Purity tests: not just for politicians.)

If Democrats would throw money at NPR like they have these races, it could fix a lot of that, especially if people started sending critiques.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:51:58pm

re: #77 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

She said who wins on Nov. 3rd should pick the next justice, that sounds pretty clear to me?

I don’t trust her much, especially since she seems to be doing her husband’s bidding, but she did make that line.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:52:26pm

re: #73 I Would Prefer Not To

Romney “MAY” be playing the long game here. trump is going down. He may be delusional enough to think he could be the “moderate” to save the Republican party.

That seems to me to be the game he’s playing. Pity there’s nothing left to moderate. It’s the Trump party now.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:53:12pm

re: #78 Belafon

If Democrats would throw money at NPR like they have these races, it could fix a lot of that, especially if people started sending critiques.

I sent critiques to KCRW during the Clarence Thomas fiasco and the station manager sent me a nasty reply about “not respecting all views equally”. That’s when I pulled the plug…and they still called me to beg for money…

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plansbandc  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:54:54pm

re: #81 🌹UOJB!

Not one dime ever again. And I guess I’m a hysteric and a purity pony. Coming from this board, that’s really fucking disappointing.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:56:25pm

re: #82 plansbandc

Not one dime ever again. And I guess I’m a hysteric and a purity pony. Coming from this board, that’s really fucking disappointing.

If you want everyone to agree with everything you say, this is indeed the wrong board for you. Also, no-one said anything about hysteric.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:56:30pm

re: #76 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

No idea. But I should think any senator in a close race this November would be potential.

They have to calculate how much gain they’d get from the middle versus how many votes they’d lose from Trump’s base.

Note that McConnell never said WHEN there would be a floor vote on a nominee. He could let sufficient purple state Senators play act at having principles for the election, and then whether they win or lose, they can still vote to confirm in the Lame Duck.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:57:29pm

re: #26 🌹UOJB!

It’s only a matter of time before MAGATS kill not just one but several mainstream journalists. Trump and the Republican Bullshit Machine are programming the next Scott Roeder and Caesar Sayoc to kill for The Party.

The very definition of stochastic terrorism.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:58:30pm

re: #84 Blind Frog Belly White

They have to calculate how much gain they’d get from the middle versus how many votes they’d lose from Trump’s base.

Note that McConnell never said WHEN there would be a floor vote on a nominee. He could let sufficient purple state Senators play act at having principles for the election, and then whether they win or lose, they can still vote to confirm in the Lame Duck.

Maybe. Although at that point, there might be a real time crush.

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plansbandc  Sep 19, 2020 • 2:59:28pm

Have I proven to be a purity pony ever on this board? I’m pissed. When an organization repeatedly does the wrong thing, it’s time to cut them off. This isn’t the first NPR fuck up.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:03:03pm
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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:06:45pm

What the hell is next?

Well, I just got a Tweet from a friend that Covid has struck his close family…is it just TOO FUCKING MUCH FOR THE HITS TO STOP COMING THIS WEEKEND??????

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:08:58pm

re: #87 plansbandc

Have I proven to be a purity pony ever on this board? I’m pissed. When an organization repeatedly does the wrong thing, it’s time to cut them off. This isn’t the first NPR fuck up.

Only with respect to NPR. Of which All Things Considered is just one program of many.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:10:27pm

re: #86 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Maybe. Although at that point, there might be a real time crush.

Do you doubt that if RBG died AFTER the election, that even if Trump were SOUNDLY defeated and the next Senate to be under Democratic control, that they’d have found the time to confirm somebody? Because I don’t. Not in the slightest.

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EPR-radar  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:14:14pm

re: #91 Blind Frog Belly White

Do you doubt that if RBG died AFTER the election, that even if Trump were SOUNDLY defeated and the next Senate to be under Democratic control, that they’d have found the time to confirm somebody? Because I don’t. Not in the slightest.

Indeed. The time is there. Had RBG died the day before the GOP lost control of presidency + senate, they would have rammed something through.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:15:02pm

re: #91 Blind Frog Belly White

Do you doubt that if RBG died AFTER the election, that even if Trump were SOUNDLY defeated and the next Senate to be under Democratic control, that they’d have found the time to confirm somebody? Because I don’t. Not in the slightest.

Does “after the election” mean November 4th or December 31? Not saying they wouldn’t try. But the time crunch might be enough that delaying tactics could delay it enough. We may get the chance to find out soon.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:16:55pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:17:02pm

re: #92 EPR-radar

Indeed. The time is there. Had RBG died the day before the GOP lost control of presidency + senate, they would have rammed something through.

Now you’re being silly. The first step would then be to get enough of the Senate back from their holiday homes all over the country.

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secretslothbear  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:17:35pm

I think of this often.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:18:22pm

re: #96 secretslothbear

I think of this often.

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Can’t shame the shameless.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:19:39pm

HuffPo getting right to the point in their header:

APOCALYPSE NOW

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:22:31pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:27:55pm

re: #99 Belafon

At least here in PA and in Philly the voters can give their mail-in ballots directly to the voting commission.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:31:12pm

re: #99 Belafon

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:34:57pm

re: #101 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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WOW!

Police actually came to confront the MAGATS?

I’M SHOCKED

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:37:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:38:14pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:40:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:41:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:42:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:42:59pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:43:08pm

Who is the woman Fat Donny is talking about appointing? I’ve been out of the loop this week.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:45:10pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:46:32pm

re: #106 Dave In Austin

Yeah, whoever did that tweet definitely picked the wrong throwaway line. But has anyone here besides me even looked at the article it references?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:46:40pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:47:36pm

re: #110 Dave In Austin

Who is the woman Fat Donny is talking about appointing? I’ve been out of the loop this week.

Read that NPR piece everyone has been slamming, and you’ll know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:49:00pm

re: #112 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Yeah, whoever did that tweet definitely picked the wrong throwaway line. But has anyone here besides me even looked at the article it references?

Personally, I thought the tweet to be accurate and certainly no way complimentary to trump.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:49:50pm

re: #110 Dave In Austin

Amy Coney Barrett. A true OG religious nut.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:50:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:53:14pm
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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:53:34pm
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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:53:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:55:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:58:04pm

Minnesota

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:58:43pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

Minnesota

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Ugh. College kids. Think they’re invincible, think they know everything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:59:26pm

re: #123 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ugh. College kids. Think they’re invincible, think they know everything.

they are immortal, you know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 3:59:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:02:59pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:05:30pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

they are immortal, you know.

Until they aren’t.

At least our positive test percentage has been staying stable at around 4% for a few days.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:06:50pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:07:27pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I miss you, Al.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:10:28pm

Normally I wouldn’t care about this, but I honest to freaking GOD saw this ad while my brother was watching the US Open. Then I had to check and make sure it was real.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:11:03pm
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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:11:19pm

Unfortunately, she has a point. We literally cannot afford to entertain ideas of trying to grind gov’t to a halt because we have so many other crises that we need those functions. And that’s sadly why the GOP is able to wield that kind of threat so much more effectively than us: they literally don’t care who gets hurt long as they get their way. We actually give a shit about who gets hurt and recognize that we can’t play around with that without real tangible pain caused.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:11:25pm

re: #130 mmmirele

I saw it last night on CBS I think.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:11:45pm

re: #87 plansbandc

Have I proven to be a purity pony ever on this board? I’m pissed. When an organization repeatedly does the wrong thing, it’s time to cut them off. This isn’t the first NPR fuck up.

When I drive I listen to NPR.

It is worth it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:14:01pm

re: #80 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

That seems to me to be the game he’s playing. Pity there’s nothing left to moderate. It’s the Trump party now.

GOP minus Trump Base = fringe party

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:14:20pm

re: #134 HRH Stanley Sea

Fresh Air with Terry Gross is worth it. :)

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:16:04pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:17:58pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

Every GOP Senator who refused to give Garland a vote & now agrees to vote for a Trump SCOTUS nominee will forever be remembered as a monumental hypocrite. And McConnell will live in infamy as the man who destroyed the Senate & the Court through his own lust for power.

The excuse being offered for “no nominations in an election year” is that it only applies to when the Presidency and Senate are controlled by different parties.

So no hypocrisy, okay?

I matters little, these people have no sense of shame, but for that they have a clear sense of what they can get away with. And tanking the Senate for 6-10 years might be worth getting a Federalist Society member on the SCOTUS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:19:38pm
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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:19:42pm

re: #136 PhillyPretzel

Fresh Air with Terry Gross is worth it. :)

I’m a Kai Rysdall fan.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:20:03pm

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The excuse being offered for “no nominations in an election year” only applies to when the Presidency and Senate are controlled by different parties.

So no hypocrisy, okay?

That was a rule invented last year. They are being hypocrites, but they don’t care.

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HypnoToad  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:21:22pm

I just got my flu shot a couple of days ago and it got me wondering… What will flu’s impact be on those (six million here now) who have already been infected/recovered from COVID19? Will those two similar coronaviruses reinforce each other’s detrimental effects? Also, what influence will the time lapse between those infections have?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:22:32pm

re: #142 HypnoToad

The flu season will give Red State health officials a good reason to bury more Covid deaths…

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:22:57pm

re: #7 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Nope. Roe will go down first. Red states already place so many restrictions that it’s almost impossible to get an abortion. Once there are enough justices on SCOTUS, Roe is dead.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:23:02pm

re: #142 HypnoToad

I just got my flu shot a couple of days ago and it got me wondering… What will flu’s impact be on those (six million here now) who have already been infected/recovered from COVID19? Will those two similar coronaviruses reinforce each other’s detrimental effects? Also, what influence will the time lapse between those infections have?

Boy that’s a thick one. Here’s hoping the masks, social distancing and hygiene will cut the flu back.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:23:46pm

re: #142 HypnoToad

I just got my flu shot a couple of days ago and it got me wondering… What will flu’s impact be on those (six million here now) who have already been infected/recovered from COVID19? Will those two similar coronaviruses reinforce each other’s detrimental effects? Also, what influence will the time lapse between those infections have?

When I got my flu shot last Saturday I asked the Dr about that.

His reply, “You told me about what your Grandma said about the 1918 pandemic. At the very least triple the number of deaths your Grandma told you about and it will probably be higher than that!”…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:24:17pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:24:23pm

An anti-choice woman, of course.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:29:23pm

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

An anti-choice woman, of course.

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“How many decisions will your husband help you make?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:36:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:36:58pm
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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:39:35pm

re: #137 🌹UOJB!

That’s DEFINITELY something Rose Twitter would do! Along with “GENERAL STRIKE IN OCTOBER!” which will never happen because Rose Twitter Doesn’t Know Shit. But they know about posturing and screaming when Real Life Is Not A Twitter Poll!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:42:23pm

“showmanship” fully on show in NC tonight…

O_o

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:45:17pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

they are immortal, you know.

They’ll never be our age. They’ll look like that and feel like that forever!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:46:10pm

re: #154 Blind Frog Belly White

They’ll never be our age. They’ll look like that and feel like that forever!

Ah, to be young and stupid again.

Actually, no. Age and treachery over youth and beautiy.

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:46:28pm

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The excuse being offered for “no nominations in an election year” is that it only applies to when the Presidency and Senate are controlled by different parties.

So no hypocrisy, okay?

I matters little, these people have no sense of shame, but for that they have a clear sense of what they can get away with. And tanking the Senate for 6-10 years might be worth getting a Federalist Society member on the SCOTUS.

I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure I remember McConnell saying nothing about different parties when he announced the Scalia vacancy would not be filled until after the election. He, along with other GOPeepees said that in 2018 in re Kavanaugh. In other words, he moved the goal posts, like he did now.

The man is a craven piece of shit.

I know a lot of people think donating to Amy McGrath is lighting money on fire because she is so far behind. But we cannot simply cede that seat to McConnell again, because he will pull all manner of obstructionist BS even in the minority.

He needs to be out!!!

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:49:11pm

re: #101 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Law and order crowd being lawless and disorderly.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:49:25pm

re: #155 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ah, to be young and stupid again.

Actually, no. Age and treachery over youth and beautiy.

“Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then” - Bob Seger

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:49:48pm

re: #155 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ah, to be young and stupid again.

Actually, no. Age and treachery over youth and beautiy.

Proverb: youth is wasted on the young…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:53:59pm

Senate Republicans promise a quick floor vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee

To prevent a new nominee from being seated before the election — or during the lame-duck session — four Republicans would need to vote against confirmation. It’s unclear at this point if there are four willing to buck the party to do so.

I think that is not worded correctly. For a nominee to fail, 1 Republican has to vote against, 3 abstain from voting. Or 2 against, 2 abstain. 3 against and 1 abstain, and it is all over, no seating of a new judge. I’m assuming the two “independents” vote with the Dems as they normally do.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:56:01pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

Proverb: youth is wasted on the young…

I had to laugh, a couple of weeks ago my gamer friends (who are all younger than me) dusted off an old Nintendo Gamecube and an older first-person shooter game. Myself and the other older guy in the group fairly well dominated. Sometimes the old guys just have to take the young guys behind the woodshed and show them who’s boss.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:56:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:59:10pm

looking for the downside…

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:59:32pm

re: #161 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I had to laugh, a couple of weeks ago my gamer friends (who are all younger than me) dusted off an old Nintendo Gamecube and an older first-person shooter game. Myself and the other older guy in the group fairly well dominated. Sometimes the old guys just have to take the young guys behind the woodshed and show them who’s boss.

Which game? Time Splitters?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:59:32pm

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

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looking for the downside…

Is that a threat, or a promise? Please be a promise…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 4:59:53pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:00:06pm

re: #164 Citizen K

Which game? Time Splitters?

Yes, that was it. It reminded me of my glory days playing Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64 in high school.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:00:46pm
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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:01:22pm

re: #160 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Senate Republicans promise a quick floor vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee

I think that is not worded correctly. For a nominee to fail, 1 Republican has to vote against, 3 abstain from voting. Or 2 against, 2 abstain. 3 against and 1 abstain, and it is all over, no seating of a new judge. I’m assuming the two “independents” vote with the Dems as they normally do.

Towards that end:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:05:53pm

re: #160 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Senate Republicans promise a quick floor vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee

I think that is not worded correctly. For a nominee to fail, 1 Republican has to vote against, 3 abstain from voting. Or 2 against, 2 abstain. 3 against and 1 abstain, and it is all over, no seating of a new judge. I’m assuming the two “independents” vote with the Dems as they normally do.

It’s 50% + 1, not 50 + 1
1 no, 3 abstain = 49Y-48N (50% + 1) Nominee confirmed
2 no, 2 abstain = 49Y-49N - VP breaks tie (50% + 1) Nominee confirmed
3 no, 1 abstain = 49Y-50N - nomination rejected

And, yes, that assumes all 45 Dems & 2 Inds are present and vote No (Looking at you Manchin)

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:07:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:10:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:12:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:13:03pm
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A Mom Anon  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:16:17pm

MSNBC has had a running chyron showing the numbers of dead in each state and US territories since at least this morning.

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:16:37pm

re: #170 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

It’s 50% + 1, not 50 + 1
1 no, 3 abstain = 49Y-48N (50% + 1) Nominee confirmed
2 no, 2 abstain = 49Y-49N - VP breaks tie (50% + 1) Nominee confirmed
3 no, 1 abstain = 49Y-50N - nomination rejected

And, yes, that assumes all 45 Dems & 2 Inds are present and vote No (Looking at you Manchin)

And since Manchin is likely to vote with the R’s, we’ll need to peel off one more.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:18:46pm

re: #176 thecommodore

And since Manchin is likely to vote with the R’s, we’ll need to peel off one more.

He may not vote with Republicans. Remember he’s on the front line defending the Post Office…

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:19:15pm

A very thoughtful article from Governing Magazine: “How Did America Lose It’s Confidence”.

The article is a lot more optimistic than I am. I think we were done as a country since 2016, or even earlier, to 2000. I’ve spent the last four years of Trump learning French and Dutch, and I would rather hate their cultures for all their faults. I think most of the rest of the world would, too, even if few of them yet realize it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:20:07pm

re: #176 thecommodore

And since Manchin is likely to vote with the R’s, we’ll need to peel off one more.

Not necessarily. He got reelected in 2018, so he doesn’t have to worry about that till 2024.

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Interesting Times  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:20:07pm

re: #177 🌹UOJB!

He may not vote with Republicans. Remember he’s on the front line defending the Post Office…

Also, he was up for re-election during the Beer-Keg Brett debacle. Now, he’s home-free until 2024. And he voted in favor of impeachment.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:21:50pm

re: #178 Sherlock Hound

A very thoughtful article from Governing Magazine: “How Did America Lose It’s Confidence”.

The article is a lot more optimistic than I am. I think we were done as a country since 2016, or even earlier, to 2000. I’ve spent the last four years of Trump learning French and Dutch, and I would rather hate their cultures for all their faults. I think most of the rest of the world would, too, even if few of them yet realize it.

If you look at Ecomonic performance, The US Peaked in October 1973 right before the first OPEC Oil embargo. That was the peak of the Middle Class. Ever since it’s been downhill for the 99% as the 1%’s greed was unleashed…

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:23:32pm

re: #177 🌹UOJB!

He may not vote with Republicans. Remember he’s on the front line defending the Post Office…

Perhaps, but get at least one more to be on the safe side.

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:24:27pm

re: #180 Interesting Times

And he voted in favor of impeachment.

That is true. I forgot about that. So maybe Manchin will help. But the more R’s say no, the better.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:24:52pm

re: #182 thecommodore

Perhaps, but get at least one more to be on the safe side.

That’s why I sent $$$ to 12 Democratic challengers and I will NOT abandon Doug Jones!

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:25:00pm

re: #176 thecommodore

And since Manchin is likely to vote with the R’s, we’ll need to peel off one more.

He voted for impeachment.

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:25:59pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dave In Austin  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:26:11pm

South Padre Sunset….. Sideways

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secretslothbear  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:27:35pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think it has to be intimidation, not just any kind of interference. But yeah.

law.cornell.edu

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:28:38pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:28:50pm

re: #38 Targetpractice

Assuming Collins isn’t just bullshitting us again, her vote plus Murkowski’s means Mitch can only lose one more vote and still hope to seat Donny’s nominee with Pence as tie-breaker.

She’s bullshitting.

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gwangung  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:29:53pm

re: #190 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

She’s bullshitting.

Lucy’s always bullshitting….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:30:14pm

re: #188 secretslothbear

I think it has to be intimidation, not just any kind of interference. But yeah.

law.cornell.edu

somebody physically blocking my way into the polling place and yelling?

Yeah…THAT’S intimidation in my book.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:32:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:32:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:33:43pm

JFC

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:35:15pm

*THUD*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:37:07pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:40:07pm

re: #142 HypnoToad

I just got my flu shot a couple of days ago and it got me wondering… What will flu’s impact be on those (six million here now) who have already been infected/recovered from COVID19? Will those two similar coronaviruses reinforce each other’s detrimental effects? Also, what influence will the time lapse between those infections have?

Influenza isn’t caused by a coronavirus. (All I learned from my “study” of virus families is that it would take far more time than I care to give it — like years — to understand it, but wikipedia has articles.)

But even if the viri aren’t similar, they’re both composed of the same stuff — RNA in a protein coat — and both spread principally by droplet inhalation, so the same processes keep them at bay. Which is to say hand washing, masking, and social distancing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:41:15pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:41:56pm

re: #165 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Is that a threat, or a promise? Please be a promise…

Nah, I want to see his trial.

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:44:36pm

re: #184 🌹UOJB!

That’s why I sent $$$ to 12 Democratic challengers and I will NOT abandon Doug Jones!

Here’s my theory on what *could* happen on Election Day.

In 1980, for most of the campaign, people were looking for a reason to vote against Carter. The economy was terrible, the Iran hostage crisis was dragging on, the Soviets were flexing their muscles. On top of that, he had gone on TV to complain about “malaise,” and came off as grumpy, and like he’d rather be doing anything but be POTUS. Reagan was old, perceived as extreme, “voodoo economics” had struck a chord, but he was optimistic and hopeful - a sharp contrast - yet he hadn’t closed the deal.

Until their one debate when he looked at the camera and said, “are you better off now than you were four years ago?”

After that, anyone still on the fence jumped off for Reagan. He won 44 states, and the GOP won 12 Senate seats. It was a slaughter.

Meanwhile, we all know how horrible Trump has been, and how much worse he will probably be. Biden has held a steady lead in both the popular vote and EC, yet somehow people are still on the fence, even though there is no documented proof that he lied about how bad COVID could be from the very beginning, and it’s clear that a large majority of the more than 200,000 deaths were avoidable.

During his closing statement in after the last debates, preferably the last one needs to check all the boxes on all the things Trump has lied about, from the ridiculous (crowd size) to the deadly (COVID), and say “The President of the United States is incapable of telling the truth, and people are dying because of it. I will always be honest with you!” and do it as well as he delivered his convention speech.

If he does that, that might just be what swings any remaining undecideds, as well as the so-called “reluctant Trump voters” from 2016 who fear Hillary because of her emails, into Biden’s column. Even this won’t give him a Reaganesque landslide, but it could flip Georgia, Texas, maybe even states like Montana and Alaska, and give him coattails to give Democrats big gains in the Senate, including re-electing Doug Jones!

Maybe I’m dreaming. I probably am, but this scenario *might* just be the breaking point that even Bill Barr can’t bail Trump out.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:45:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:46:17pm

maybe the honeymoon is over…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:46:24pm

re: #142 HypnoToad

I just got my flu shot a couple of days ago and it got me wondering… What will flu’s impact be on those (six million here now) who have already been infected/recovered from COVID19? Will those two similar coronaviruses reinforce each other’s detrimental effects? Also, what influence will the time lapse between those infections have?

Unknown. I think in terms of the saying “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”, except in this case it may be more “Whatever doesn’t kill us weakens us, so the next thing DOES kill us”.

Given the long, long recovery of some COVID patients, I would imagine they’d suffer severely from flu, if they catch it. Probably kill some of them who would not have otherwise been killed by it.

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:46:50pm

re: #9 Charmingly Persistent

Having previously given to some of them, just shelled out some for all of them.
Money well spent.

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secretslothbear  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:47:32pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

somebody physically blocking my way into the polling place and yelling?

Yeah…THAT’S intimidation in my book.

According to this DOJ guide, section 594 “criminalizes conduct intended to force prospective voters to vote against their preferences, or refrain from voting, through activity reasonably calculated to instill some form of fear.”

So if they’re trying to really scare you, that would qualify.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:48:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:48:33pm

re: #207 secretslothbear

According to this DOJ guide, section 594 “criminalizes conduct intended to force prospective voters to vote against their preferences, or refrain from voting, through activity reasonably calculated to instill some form of fear.”

So if they’re trying to really scare you, that would qualify.

bolded part…yeppers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:49:38pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:51:59pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:53:00pm

World leaders looking at Trump’s campaign stream of consciousness speech are either appalled or grinning.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:54:27pm

re: #212 Eric The Fruit Bat

It depends on what country they are from.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:55:58pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

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maybe the honeymoon is over…

They’re paid.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:56:52pm

Take a break

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:57:52pm

So off topic I should make it private, but I won’t.

When I was about 11 or 12 the thing I wanted most was an electric guitar. I went to a pawn shop and found a weird looking telecaster (it was all sparkly) and so I took a pass (because I had no idea what I was looking for). Meanwhile, my parents, hoping to give me something to do instead of masturbate, talked to the guitar player in the youth choir at our church. He got them an original Gibson SG Jr. for a good price and they gave it to me for Christmas when I was 13 (all morning everyone else got presents, but there were no presents for me; then I was told to go upstairs, and alas I found my SG Jr). I took a couple of months of lessons with the fellow who got the deal for my parents in his studio at the local music store. Then one day I saw a guitar that had THREE PICKUPS unlike my stupid SG Jr that only had one. So I traded.

It was a bad, stupid deal. I got a Gibson Firebird III non-reverse. For years I struggled with the tuning. I replaced the original tuners and took off the vibrato bar that in one pull tugged the guitar off tune.

But I finally got out of credit card debt that I used to move my family to NH and survive until my salary, along with wife’s part time work, gave us a little savings. And then I got some bonus work doing technical editing, and so I decided to fix this guitar. It is in no way a collector’s item anymore, even though the pickups and the body and the neck are original. It’s had lots of work done to cover up a headstock break that I didn’t see before. But the luthier did an amazing re-fret and built a great nut while craving out the glue from the previous. He also did a re-wire that is pretty good, though the neck P-90 is much louder than the mid and bridge (though that gives me a boost that I can do with my volume knob). It dials in at different levels on my amp that the Telecaster, so if I ever play live again, that may be an issue. But I had forgotten how the P-90s distort so quickly in ways that my Tele pups don’t. I don’t need an overdrive, just booster pedal. I almost sold my xotic EP and AC because they didn’t work well with the tele, but they are perfect for the trash Gibson Firebird I had rehabbed. I’m so happy and I had to tell some folks who might care.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:58:18pm

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

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looking for the downside…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2020 • 5:58:58pm

re: #211 (((Archangel1)))

As someone who was working, let’s say “adjacent”, to the decision making in converting carriers to electric catapults, I can assure you that the whole issue is so far beyond Trump and his slavish followers that he might as well be talking about ribosome replication an his audience wouldn’t know the difference.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:01:48pm

re: #218 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We all know that any talk of technical issues that come from his mouth originate from his ass.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:01:55pm

I guess the Neocons are sticking with our side after all.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:02:46pm

re: #208 Charles Johnson

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That remains to be seen but the State of New York is going to land some indictments on his ass.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:03:16pm

re: #218 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As someone who was working, let’s say “adjacent”, to the decision making in converting carriers to electric catapults, I can assure you that the whole issue is so far beyond Trump and his slavish followers that he might as well be talking about ribosome replication an his audience wouldn’t know the difference.

As someone who played nuke-electrician on the John C. Stennis, I’m all for catapults going electric. Steam is not simple, not when you use a nuclear power plant to heat it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:07:03pm

re: #222 Belafon

As someone who played nuke-electrician on the John C. Stennis, I’m all for catapults going electric. Steam is not simple, not when you use a nuclear power plant to heat it.

Steam is a high-pressure system that has a LOT that can go wrong, and when it does, it’s usually disastrous. I’ve seen what happens when a steam tractor blows up.

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EPR-radar  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:07:14pm

re: #220 Ace-o-aces

I guess the Neocons are sticking with our side after all.

I think the Lincoln Project is sincere about wanting to get rid of Trump. After all, if Trump turns the GOP into a dictatorship centered on a Trump personality cult, that will interfere with whatever authoritarian dreams the LP guys have.

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:09:21pm

re: #110 Dave In Austin

Who is the woman Fat Donny is talking about appointing? I’ve been out of the loop this week.

Easy answer:

A plug-in type of woman, a blow-dry male-approved over-made-up FoxNews-ready candidate, who ties her success as an Evangelical Christian to enabling White entitled men towards avenues of power.

After all, enabling White Men to money and power who think Jesus is a warrior carrying an M-16 and an American Flag is the keystone of modern Evangelical Christian theology.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:13:49pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:15:57pm

hi

The official proclamation from the White House on the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg is now published on the Website. It was issued this morning.

Most of these sorts of proclamations aren’t written by the President, and I certainly wouldn’t expect Donald Trump to write something so coherent.

It is difficult to sum up the life of someone so consequential in two pages, but the proclamation is very well written.

Half-staff for the flag, declared in the proclamation, sticks strictly to the US Flag Code (until sunset of the day of interment).

Proclamation on the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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thecommodore  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:17:17pm

re: #220 Ace-o-aces

I guess the Neocons are sticking with our side after all.

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I realize they’re Neo-cons, and if, God willing, Biden wins and the Dems take the Senate, we’ll see just how willing they are to work with us.

Trust, but verify, and all that jazz.

Until then, I welcome the support of any enemy of my enemy.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:19:05pm

re: #228 thecommodore

I realize they’re Neo-cons, and if, God willing, Biden wins and the Dems take the Senate, we’ll see just how willing they are to work with us.

Trust, but verify, and all that jazz.

Until then, I welcome the support of any enemy of my enemy.

Agree. Their stated goal is not just this election, but every election until the crazy is driven out of the GOP.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:26:57pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

somebody physically blocking my way into the polling place and yelling?

Yeah…THAT’S intimidation in my book.

Some one that tries to stop me from voting will discover how frail the human body is to careful applied use of force.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:28:25pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

And his followers shouted, “Hail Victory!”

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EPR-radar  Sep 19, 2020 • 6:38:56pm

re: #229 Belafon

Agree. Their stated goal is not just this election, but every election until the crazy is driven out of the GOP.

From my point of view, that’s an impossible dream. The bad crazy is an intrinsic part of the GOP. Trump is just making it more obvious than it was earlier.


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