That Pseudonymous RedState “Editor” Who’s Been Trashing Dr. Fauci and Mocking Masks? He Works for Dr. Fauci.

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The far right hellsite calling itself “RedState” has long been an epicenter of bad craziness, but here’s a bit of news that takes it to the next level.

One of the grotesque anti-science trolls who’s been spreading anti-mask propaganda and attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci at RedState, who has the title “managing editor” there, is actually working at the very agency Dr. Fauci leads.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:32:59am

Fire. His. Ass.

Also, GOTV and all that stuff.

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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:36:33am

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Fire. His. Ass.

Also, GOTV and all that stuff.

In the Trump maladministration he’ll probably get a raise/promotion at both gigs.

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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:37:15am

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Fire. His. Ass.

Also, GOTV and all that stuff.

Are you kidding?

He’s probably in line to replace Fauci as we speak now precisely because of this.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:37:54am

re: #2 KGxvi

In the Trump maladministration he’ll probably get a raise/promotion at both gigs.

Not if Dr Fauci is his senior rater.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:42:07am

“But it’s just political differences!”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:43:36am

This garbage human being has been working at the agency for 13 freaking years.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:43:47am

re: #4 Decatur Deb

Not if Dr Fauci is his senior rater.

Awkward…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:45:11am

This should be an ethics violation and have immediate repurcussions.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:46:51am

I have proof that the anarchists are invading NYC. Video is of poor quality. I nervous and feared for my life. this is real.

hKQm4nka3a1d+kto9qlxAwyTbPF2j9v081Pp5OAlbTVpdvzDGfbEu6Lcl2fBlG7LKggtQgLmYJLRqb748AeOjkqzcd/PV2Jy7oDGBxZtFkwInqHsrrngbK6VetL5yQnI8C4EVLqySs5T2TptNfq0NkRgqkogudTvl343UPsAzsYFLFKBrT2cDeJqfwA8k7RNAHVTFAcgMFUOIPMAp/fP73GpgsAYNXpUBuru5J2hZ296Spl70f2hy8Vz8S6nQTXakPiNk9sQSi/j/34baARpH9k9kXEhsFiF

connect with me on Instagram for future updates (if they let me).

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:46:59am

Saw a facebook video from “a nurse” claiming that masks actually spread the virus, so I reported it, in hopes FB might help stop this nonsense killing us.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:48:44am
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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:49:02am

I found out this morning that one of the casualties of the unrest after George Floyd’s death was a building that housed some sort of communications systems for doctor’s offices. Until it gets repaired, trying to call many doctors in the Twin Cities is an exercise in patience. I’ve been on hold for 30 minutes for a specialist I saw last week and I’m still getting a message that there are ‘9 or more’ calls in front of me. This is the worst, but every call to a doctor I’ve made lately has been lengthy.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:53:08am

re: #9 I Would Prefer Not To

I have proof that the anarchists are invading NYC. Video is of poor quality. I nervous and feared for my life. this is real.

connect with me on Instagram for future updates (if they let me).

We are beginning to gather evidence of arachnarchy zones in several cities.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 21, 2020 • 10:55:02am

re: #9 I Would Prefer Not To

Here’s some video of anarchists invading Scandinavia:

Då Som Nu För Alltid

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mmmirele  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:07:03am

A couple of Tweets regarding the money both campaigns have on hand as of September 1.

There are more Tweets.

I wonder how many people are like me and didn’t start donating to the Biden campaign until August 31?

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Jay C  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:08:00am

re: #13 Decatur Deb

Heh. You get an upding for that still from Big Ass Spider!.
The title alone (and the fact that it was free) got me to view it on Hulu a while back: it was so awful (as any flick starring Greg Grunberg might be) that it was wonderful. Tx.

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makeitstop  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:08:31am

re: #14 Dr Lizardo

Here’s some video of anarchists invading Scandinavia:

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Kent is a great band! Isola is still one of my favorite albums.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:11:05am

re: #15 mmmirele

Adelson has put $50 million towards Trump aligned PACs. $25 million is accounted for on opensecrets.org, but the second tranche was just announced and isn’t in their DB just yet.

By comparison, Tom Steyer has put in $26 million and Bloomberg just $19 million.

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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:14:10am

EDIT: Additionally:

(The tweet after this one apparently got deleted, so….)

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:15:18am

re: #18 lawhawk

Adelson has put $50 million towards Trump aligned PACs. $25 million is accounted for on opensecrets.org, but the second tranche was just announced and isn’t in their DB just yet.

By comparison, Tom Steyer has put in $26 million and Bloomberg just $19 million.

So, ActBlue donors completely eliminated the advantage the GOP might have gotten from Adelson last Friday.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:17:08am

re: #19 Citizen K

“Today, I’m doing my part to gut the first amendment, to allow the police act like unchecked thugs, and to make a show of doing something.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:19:01am

re: #19 Citizen K

Let me guess: All Trump rallies are classified as “orderly assemblies”.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:20:55am

I know that there was a discussion about the timing of donations. Is it too late? I was going to wait on making more, but I’m beginning to think that this is the perfect time to donate. Money in the bank now allows campaigns to do more planning on how/when they are going to spend. The more time the better.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:24:02am

re: #23 I Would Prefer Not To

Read here: littlegreenfootballs.com.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:28:03am

re: #23 I Would Prefer Not To

I know that there was a discussion about the timing of donations. Is it too late? I was going to wait on making more, but I’m beginning to think that this is the perfect time to donate. Money in the bank now allows campaigns to do more planning on how/when they are going to spend. The more time the better.

By the end of the month, I’d say. Although they won’t turn away last-minute money either.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:29:22am

re: #19 Citizen K

DeSantis doesn’t seem to get that Trump and his right wing echo chamber are themselves engaging in RICO by coordinating violence. This isn’t going to go nearly as well as this thug thinks it will.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:29:34am

re: #25 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

By the end of the month, I’d say. Although they won’t turn away last-minute money either.

And I really expect a third wave of legal fight funding.

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sagehen  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:29:51am

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

Let me guess: All Trump rallies are classified as “orderly assemblies”.

Also, if any Proud Boys or Boogaloos show up to an orderly assembly, and turn it disorderly, everybody who supports BLM goes to jail, permanently loses their voting rights, or any possibility of ever working for a State or City.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:35:10am

re: #28 sagehen

Also, if any Proud Boys or Boogaloos show up to an orderly assembly, and turn it disorderly, everybody who supports BLM goes to jail, permanently loses their voting rights, or any possibility of ever working for a State or City.

This legislation is anything but color blind…

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:37:34am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:39:27am

re: #19 Citizen K

It also will take away a RWNJ’s right to keep and bear if his demo goes violent in a progressive jurisdiction, so there’s that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:40:55am

re: #31 Decatur Deb

It also will take away a RWNJ’s right to keep and bear if his demo goes violent in a progressive jurisdiction, so there’s that.

if it is enforced…I can imagine that their color blindness apply there

remember the Bundys?

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A Mom Anon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:41:04am

re: #30 DodgerFan1988

If you take Florida’s death count and add Georgia’s, those two states account for about 10 percent of the deaths in the US.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:41:41am

re: #31 Decatur Deb

It also will take away a RWNJ’s right to keep and bear if his demo goes violent in a progressive jurisdiction, so there’s that.

Off to Denver in a few minutes.

Nope. The way the proposed law is worded, (fear for safety) falls under Florida’s free murder law (stand your ground).

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:42:00am

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

if it is enforced…I can imagine that their color blindness apply there

remember the Bundys?

In four months we have a new DoJ, and I think the day of Holder’s tolerance is past.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:42:12am

re: #33 A Mom Anon

If you take Florida’s death count and add Georgia’s, those two states account for about 10 percent of the deaths in the US.

Most of these deaths were avoidable. Had they learned the lessons from NY/NJ, they could have masked and social distanced their way to a low case and low death rates.

Instead, they went the opposite direction, and the deaths keep rising.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:42:17am
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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:43:55am

re: #26 lawhawk

DeSantis doesn’t seem to get that Trump and his right wing echo chamber are themselves engaging in RICO by coordinating violence. This isn’t going to go nearly as well as this thug thinks it will.

Does it matter if they own the courts wholesale? That seems to be exactly what they’re banking on.

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:44:44am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:45:18am

re: #38 Citizen K

Does it matter if they own the courts wholesale? That seems to be exactly what they’re banking on.

If America enforced its laws, Trump would be long out of office for RICO, obstruction of justice, conflicts of interest and violations of the Emoluments Clause.

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:45:49am

Why are children from Haiti parenthetical, Newt?

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:47:32am

re: #39 jaunte

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Thinking about the questions surrounding JFK’s nomination.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:48:27am

re: #39 jaunte

If President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, Notre Dame Law Professor, Appeals Court judge, mother of 7(2 adopted from Haiti), clerk for Scalia,devout Catholic it will pose a unique challenge for Kamala Harris-the most anti-Catholic bigot nominated in over a century.

It is a rhetorical set-up: anyone opposing her will be automatically labeled anti-women, anti-motherhood, anti-adoption, anti-black, anti-Catholic/Christian, etc…

All they care is that she will a) support Trump in an electoral challenge and b) vote to overturn Roe v. Wade

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:48:31am

re: #42 Belafon

WE’LL BE SUBSERVIENT TO THE POPE IN ROME!!!
- John Birch Society

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:48:57am

re: #41 jaunte

Why are children from Haiti parenthetical, Newt?

She has black children. You’d be racist questioning her. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:48:59am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:50:43am

re: #26 lawhawk

DeSantis doesn’t seem to get that Trump and his right wing echo chamber are themselves engaging in RICO by coordinating violence. This isn’t going to go nearly as well as this thug thinks it will.

With Barr as AG? Of course it will go well. If it’s GOP violence or murder, it’s Stand Your Ground defense because IOKIYAR. Trump is deliberately and maliciously destroying our nation but he has plenty of enablers — every Washington DC GOP legislator (possible exception of Romney, but probably not) , every GOP governor in the South, every state legislature run by the GOP. Barr’s thugs murdered Michael Reinoehl in Portland, and barely a peep about this crime, meanwhile Rittenhouse is still in an Illinois juvenile facility and not in custody in Kenosha. And let’s not forget Trump’s recent voluminous praise of Robert E. Lee. DeSantis can see all this and knows that he is free to do what he pleases, including the poll tax he instituted to bar those who completed their sentences from voting.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:52:15am

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Of course I’m concerned but this will force regular New Yorkers to vote out the people who did this.”

Yep, they’ll all vote out Trump.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:52:16am

re: #33 A Mom Anon

If you take Florida’s death count and add Georgia’s, those two states account for about 10 percent of the deaths in the US.

Well, they also have about 10 percent of the US population.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:52:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:53:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:55:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:56:19am
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:56:21am

re: #47 Hecuba’s daughter

With Barr as AG? Of course it will go well. If it’s GOP violence or murder, it’s Stand Your Ground defense because IOKIYAR. Trump is deliberately and maliciously destroying our nation but he has plenty of enablers — every Washington DC GOP legislator (possible exception of Romney, but probably not) , every GOP governor in the South, every state legislature run by the GOP. Barr’s thugs murdered Michael Reinoehl in Portland, and barely a peep about this crime, meanwhile Rittenhouse is still in an Illinois juvenile facility and not in custody in Kenosha. And let’s not forget Trump’s recent voluminous praise of Robert E. Lee. DeSantis can see all this and knows that he is free to do what he pleases, including the poll tax he instituted to bar those who completed their sentences from voting.

Barr has no jurisdiction over state departments of justice. There are fights to be fought at the state level as well as the federal.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:56:42am

Woot. I just got dynamic module import working in the Chrome extension I’m developing, after days of wrestling with it.

I know, wtf am I talking about, right?

It’s the ability to break up Javascript functions into granular “modules” and use just the ones you need when you need them, instead of writing a giant script with everything in it. Anyway, it’s extremely cool.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:57:29am

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meh, I’m sure it sounds better in the original German. Less stupid, that’s for sure.

Adolf Hitler: Speech at Krupp Factory in Germany (1936) | British Pathé

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 11:59:57am

re: #56 Dr Lizardo

Meh, I’m sure it sounds better in the original German. Less stupid, that’s for sure.

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It’s all about the quality of the genes…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:00:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:01:34pm

re: #56 Dr Lizardo

Meh, I’m sure it sounds better in the original German. Less stupid, that’s for sure.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:01:55pm

re: #28 sagehen

Also, if any Proud Boys or Boogaloos show up to an orderly assembly, and turn it disorderly, everybody who supports BLM goes to jail, permanently loses their voting rights, or any possibility of ever working for a State or City.

Or of living in public housing. And if you live in public housing already, you get evicted. Period.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:02:05pm

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

if it is enforced…I can imagine that their color blindness apply there

remember the Bundys?

Ted, Al or King Kong?

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:03:58pm

jeebus

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:04:07pm

re: #61 Eclectic Cyborg

Ted, Al or King Kong?

/

The ones who occupied federal land, threatened federal marshals, damaged federal property and walked away unharmed and unconvicted.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:04:11pm

I’m expecting the worst (mass violence and disruption during and after the election) but I think there is also a non-negligible possibility of a gigantic anti-climax: Trump will leave peacefully, that is, throw a brief tantrum then just sulk away. I think he may not have the guts for a real fight. He has often been compared to Hitler but he differs from that monster in one crucial respect: There is no doubt at all that Adolph was personally brave almost until the end, while Trump is a whining coward.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:05:07pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

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“Fuck it, we’re done” - The Onion

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:05:24pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:06:09pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

Don’t worry. He’s going to say more terrible things about RBG down the stretch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:06:11pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’m expecting the worst (mass violence and disruption during and after the election) but I think there is also a non-negligible possibility of a gigantic anti-climax: Trump will leave peacefully, that is, throw a brief tantrum then just sulk away. I think he may not have the guts for a real fight. He has often been compared to Hitler but he differs from that monster in one crucial respect: There is no doubt at all that Adolph was personally brave almost until the end, while Trump is a whining coward.

He has too much to lose. He knows what is waiting for him if he leaves office. Four more years and he can make sure that he is untouchable even when out of office.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:06:34pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’m expecting the worst (mass violence and disruption during and after the election) but I think there is also a non-negligible possibility of a gigantic anti-climax: Trump will leave peacefully, that is, throw a brief tantrum then just sulk away. I think he may not have the guts for a real fight. He has often been compared to Hitler but he differs from that monster in one crucial respect: There is no doubt at all that Adolph was personally brave almost until the end, while Trump is a whining coward.

As has been noted by historians, Adolf Hitler was awarded the Iron Cross twice - first class and second class as a Gefrieter during WWI.

Pretty sure they didn’t hand out that particular award for bone spurs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:09:12pm

re: #19 Citizen K

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(The tweet after this one apparently got deleted, so….)

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Jay C  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:13:38pm

re: #48 Belafon

“Of course I’m concerned but this will force regular New Yorkers to vote out the people who did this.”

Sounds like Sgt. Mullins (who, it’s noted, apparently doesn’t actually live IN the City) is expecting a re-run of 1993, when those “regular New Yorkers” supposedly pissed off at the “crime” and “anarchy” under then-Mayor Dinkins - and egged on by a belligerently politicized NYPD - voted in Rudy (badge-sniffer) Giuliani: who never saw a blue-uniformed ass he didn’t run to kiss.

I have a feeling old Ed is going to be somewhat disappointed this time round…..

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:14:14pm

re: #68 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He has too much to lose. He knows what is waiting for him if he leaves office.

Or he thinks he can keep getting away with everything, as he always has.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:17:00pm

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

Or he thinks he can keep getting away with everything, as he always has.

I suspect that he will walk, even if he loses the election. He might lose his assets but he will be able to recover them quickly on the speaking and appearances circuit: he can just continue his rallies as paid or sponsored events…

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:18:52pm

Star Trek v. Star Wars…. Hamill v. Stewart.

Air Hockey | Tonight I’ll Be Eating… | Uber Eats

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:20:12pm

re: #73 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I suspect that he will walk, even if he loses the election. He might lose his assets but he will be able to recover them quickly on the speaking and appearances circuit: he can just continue his rallies as paid or sponsored events…

Perhaps his assets in this country are so leveraged and drowning in debt, it won’t bother him much to walk away

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:21:14pm
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makeitstop  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:21:55pm

re: #74 lawhawk

Star Trek v. Star Wars…. Hamill v. Stewart.

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Here’s another one…

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:23:38pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

If by “software upgrade” you mean a bump of nose candy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:24:49pm
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:25:23pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I guess “regained control” means “killing exactly the people we want it to.”

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dangerman  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:27:54pm

why is it every time i see these people use the word ‘anarchist’ i see ‘antichrist’?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:30:26pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am fine with the DOJ intervening and cutting off funding for these jurisdictions with the highest rate of violent crime in the US according to FBI crime data.

Alaska
Tennessee
Arkansas
Louisiana
South Carolina
Alabama
Missouri

Guess who isn’t in the top 10?
NY, OR, and WA

It’s not the quantity, it is the type and quality of “violent crime”: if it has the BLM or Antifa label, then it is automatically at least 3x more criminal than, say Right-Wing hate crime…

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:30:45pm

fuck Mitch McConell

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:31:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:32:45pm
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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:34:34pm

re: #15 mmmirele

Trump would probably have more in the bank if it wasn’t for the family skim project.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:40:22pm
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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:41:07pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:41:12pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

Perhaps his assets in this country are so leveraged and drowning in debt, it won’t bother him much to walk away

Exactly. He seems to have little enough to lose that he really might run (to Russia) rather than walk. He can still find ways to grift his base “from exile.” It might even be better for him since he would not face any scrutiny of his continued operations. He would have real value to Putin as a figurehead for ongoing active measures against the US.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:43:16pm
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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:43:52pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

Even at that point, Trump had corrupted the DOJ - perhaps irretrievably so.

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wrenchwench  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:51:55pm

twitter kept saying I might like FAIR, and telling me who I follow that follows fair, so I kept closing twitter, then I’d forget and click on a tweet. So finally, I blocked fair, and also the one who was always first on the list of ‘also’ followers (probably an immigration atty., sorry) and now I will feel less guilty when twitter opens on my firefox page.

None of that counts for bollocks.

I did succeed in registering to vote. Hubby, too. No visit anywhere required (for him. I picked up and delivered the forms.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:53:54pm

re: #89 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Exactly. He seems to have little enough to lose that he really might run (to Russia) rather than walk. He can still find ways to grift his base “from exile.” It might even be better for him since he would not face any scrutiny of his continued operations. He would have real value to Putin as a figurehead for ongoing active measures against the US.

I have a feeling that Putin won’t want him.

Nor will Bibi, or the Saudis, or anyone else he thought he made a deal with bought off.

He could barricade himself in that Florida palace…

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:54:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:57:25pm
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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 12:58:11pm

Remember the Diptych I posted a couple weeks back? Winter and Summer of this one evergreen in a rolling field? I commented at the time that I should try to get fall and spring images as well. Today, being the first official day of autumn, I drove out there to add 3 out of 4.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:00:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:01:21pm

seen on FB

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:12:00pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:12:17pm

re: #94 lawhawk

Manchin has grown a lot in my estimation. When we need him to stay with the caucus, he’s been there. Sure, I’d rather he had voted against Judge Beer, but his yes wasn’t the deciding vote and he knew that.

He may not be the best Democrat by blue-state standards, but he’s infinitely better for us than any Republican would be in that seat.

And if we had five more red-state Dems just like him, we’d be in so much better straits now.

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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:13:14pm

Just returned from in-person voting at the local elections office. Apparently I missed the rush that had people lining up outside. There were about 15-18 people in front of me. Took about 15 minutes to get to the front of the line.

There were enough clerks and supervisors behind the counters. There were at least a dozen voting booths.

A woman outside was handing out Absentee Ballot Applications & clipboards to people who didn’t have them. All but 4 or 5 already had the completed forms with them. I used the form that I got from the Secretary of State’s office instead of the one I got from the Center for Voter Information. There were no Trump people or signage of any kind.

There were no surprises at all. All I was thinking after I had my ballot in hand was “NOW DO NOT FUCK THIS UP”. I checked and double checked every box I filled in completely and made sure that I sealed the envelopes with the little sealing bottle that they provided along with a fresh pen.

My realized that my hand was shaking as I dropped the ballot into the box. This next three months is going to be ghastly.

Stopped for a drive-thru pastor burrito on the way home. Damned thing weighs about 20 oz. Half for lunch and the other half for dinner.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:16:35pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:17:35pm

re: #90 Charles Johnson

Mueller has never hidden the fact he is a Republican. Maybe more sane and rational than a lot of others, but still.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:18:38pm
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:19:33pm

A passing of note: actor Michael Lonsdale, who many here might remember as Hugo Drax in Moonraker and as Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel in The Day of the Jackal has passed away at his home in Paris at the age of 89.

variety.com

RIP. He had a six decade career, appearing in over 200 films.

And with that, gonna call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:24:52pm
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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:27:08pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

Woot. I just got dynamic module import working in the Chrome extension I’m developing, after days of wrestling with it.

I know, wtf am I talking about, right?

It’s the ability to break up Javascript functions into granular “modules” and use just the ones you need when you need them, instead of writing a giant script with everything in it. Anyway, it’s extremely cool.

Clickbait.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:27:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:28:10pm
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cat-tikvah  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:30:58pm

re: #100 i(m)p(each)sos

I notice he only committed through Election Day. God willing, it will be a moot point after that.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:33:20pm

Stolen from FB:

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:33:44pm

re: #110 cat-tikvah

I notice he only committed through Election Day. God willing, it will be a moot point after that.

He still has a D after his name. I can’t imagine him changing his position to empower a lame-duck Trump or McConnell, assuming we’re so fortunate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:37:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:39:58pm

heh

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:41:10pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

I see maybe two masks in that whole group.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:42:08pm
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:43:39pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

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That’s why I think we need an amendment that prevents pardoning family and associates, including those serving in the government.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:44:11pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:44:50pm

re: #118 Charles Johnson

I’m almost shocked he didn’t suggest Pelosi or Biden had something to do with it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:46:21pm
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nines09  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:48:42pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:50:07pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:50:23pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Whether it happens before or after the election is not the most important point”

It is if Trump will try and contest the results.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:51:54pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:53:20pm

re: #96 William Lewis

Remember the Diptych I posted a couple weeks back? Winter and Summer of this one evergreen in a rolling field? I commented at the time that I should try to get fall and spring images as well. Today, being the first official day of autumn, I drove out there to add 3 out of 4.

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I really dig that tree.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:53:20pm

Asshole RedState douchebag who slammed Fauci gets set to retire.

Given his position, he should lose his government pension for his actions.

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EPR-radar  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:55:14pm

re: #126 Eric The Fruit Bat

Asshole RedState douchebag who slammed Fauci gets set to retire.

Given his position, he should lose his government pension for his actions.

What this makes perfectly clear is that the civil service needs to be purged of wingnuts.

Unfortunately, there’s really no way to do that.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:55:22pm

re: #126 Eric The Fruit Bat

Asshole RedState douchebag who slammed Fauci gets set to retire.

Given his position, he should lose his government pension for his actions.

The Biden administration should look into how many things were leaked through him.

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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:55:36pm
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:57:02pm

re: #129 gocart mozart

Democrats would have been arguing for more stimulus, just like they have been doing.

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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 1:57:55pm

This guy is a very subtle parody. I almost blocked but then I followed.

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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:00:12pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:01:01pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:01:09pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:05:12pm

Evening Lizardim.

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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:08:39pm

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If America enforced its laws, Trump would be long out of office for RICO, obstruction of justice, conflicts of interest and violations of the Emoluments Clause.

Hell, he would have already spent a few years in a minimum security facility for all sorts of white collar crimes.

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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:09:10pm

re: #133 Charles Johnson

That looks like the start of a mythical quest.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:10:59pm

re: #137 KGxvi

Or a spirit guide.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:19:01pm

re: #134 gocart mozart

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From a PA girl (and her brother)

Halestorm - Freak Like Me [Official Video]

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:19:20pm

re: #126 Eric The Fruit Bat

Asshole RedState douchebag who slammed Fauci gets set to retire.

Given his position, he should lose his government pension for his actions.

Douchebag doesn’t have courage of his convictions, retires to avoid well-deserved daily ridicule.

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retired cynic  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:20:14pm

Art that makes you feel calm, 90 seconds

Staff Pick | Art that makes you feel calm

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teleskiguy  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:20:41pm
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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:21:06pm

re: #139 Eventual Carrion

From a PA girl (and her brother)

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good one, I was about to say Uncomfortable from the current album, but yeah, I like this one :D

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:21:13pm

re: #139 Eventual Carrion

From a PA girl (and her brother)

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If I wasn’t at work, I would pull up Band Maid from Japan that someone posted here.

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retired cynic  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:22:39pm

pressrun.media

Earlier, someone posted this Eric Boehlert piece, and this comment really hit home for me.

Theodora308 hr
I think the media has internalized the belief that Democrats are the female party — the “Mommy Party” as George Lakoff puts it. Republicans are the strong, patriarchal “Daddy Party”. Democrats represent traditional female values so Democrats, men included, are held to a higher standard than the members of the “manly men” party just as women are held to a higher standard than men are in the real world.

Al Gore was literally accused of being so “feminized….he was practically lactating” by Maureen Dowd because of his deep concern for the environment and no one in the media seemed to find that outrageously misogynist and stupid. Gore, a man who volunteered to serve in Vietnam, was given the “girly man treatment” by the same media that clearly admired those two chickenhawks Cheney and Bush as real men. Kerry got the same treatment. The media accused him of looking weak (not manly enough) for his response to the Swift Boat liars’ accusations. They gave Bush a pass for those unforgivable attacks by his people. Rough and tumble is just what guys do, amirite?

The media went bonkers over Clinton’s dalliance with Monica Lewinsky just like they would if a female president were to do such a thing. In contrast Trump’s extreme promiscuity and sexual assaults and harassment haven’t gotten nearly the same amount of outrage. After all “boys will be boys”.

I might be crazy but it does seem that the Mommy/Daddy theory explains this double standard.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:27:07pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:29:45pm
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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:31:02pm

re: #140 BlueSpotinAL

Douchebag doesn’t have courage of his convictions, retires to avoid well-deserved daily ridicule.

Retiring early can cost a LOT of money for a state or federal employee. You have to get to a certain age to be fully vested. Hopefully he’s young enough so that this hurts him badly, and he’ll have to work far longer than he would if he’d not fucked up his government gig.

Also, slagging your boss anonymously in public is probably going to work against his future prospects.

GOOD!

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EPR-radar  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:33:55pm

re: #148 stpaulbear

Retiring early can cost a LOT of money for a state or federal employee. You have to get to a certain age to be fully vested. Hopefully he’s young enough so that this hurts him badly, and he’ll have to work far longer than he would if he’d not fucked up his government gig.

Also, slagging your boss publicly is probably going to work against his future prospects.

GOOD!

Unfortunately, this goober will probably manage a wingnut welfare gig.

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EPR-radar  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:36:31pm

What the fuck is this shit, part 1,000,001:

“Tim Kaine takes fighting Trump’s court takeover off the table: ‘I’m asking Republicans to be true to their word’”

rawstory.com

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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:38:01pm

Badlands (Phoenix, 78) (from Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978)

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teleskiguy  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:38:05pm

re: #147 gocart mozart

A reply from a shithead who’s going to lose by 80 points in his congressional race.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:41:34pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’m expecting the worst (mass violence and disruption during and after the election) but I think there is also a non-negligible possibility of a gigantic anti-climax: Trump will leave peacefully, that is, throw a brief tantrum then just sulk away. I think he may not have the guts for a real fight. He has often been compared to Hitler but he differs from that monster in one crucial respect: There is no doubt at all that Adolph was personally brave almost until the end, while Trump is a whining coward.

It’d be a bit ironic if the UN had to send in forces to protect innocent civilian populations from a military and LE that had obeyed Trump’s commands to kill anti-Trump “partisans.”

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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:43:38pm

re: #150 EPR-radar

What the fuck is this shit, part 1,000,001:

“Tim Kaine takes fighting Trump’s court takeover off the table: ‘I’m asking Republicans to be true to their word’”

rawstory.com

I had to turn Kaine’s morning interview on MSNBC off because it was pissing the hell out of me. He was saying exactly what we should not be saying. He was making McConnell smile.

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EPR-radar  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:47:12pm

re: #154 stpaulbear

I had to turn Kaine’s morning interview on MSNBC off because it was pissing the hell out of me. He was saying exactly what we should not be saying. He was making McConnell smile.

Exactly. You don’t have to get all fire and brimstone about it, but why the hell can’t we have something like this?

“I would hope Senate Republicans would be true to their words from 4 years ago when they insisted that the American people have a chance to affect the SCOTUS nomination. Should they prove to have no honor, all options will be on the table to deal with that.”

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Jack Burton  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:48:20pm

re: #152 teleskiguy

A reply from a shithead who’s going to lose by 80 points in his congressional race.

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That’s the district Charles lives in I think. Karen Bass won re-election in 2018 89.1% to 10.9

I think anyone running in that district as a Republican is running a scam of some kind. Has to be.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:48:55pm

re: #150 EPR-radar

What the fuck is this shit, part 1,000,001:

“Tim Kaine takes fighting Trump’s court takeover off the table: ‘I’m asking Republicans to be true to their word’”

rawstory.com

Insane naivety.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:50:25pm

It’s raining here, so I went to wfaa.com to find a radar, and found this: The Federal Railroad Commission approved building a bullet train between Dallas and Houston, and construction should start next year: wfaa.com

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dangerman  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:50:26pm

re: #118 Charles Johnson

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and/or who’s clueless and doesnt even understand the question

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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:54:14pm

re: #155 EPR-radar

Exactly. You don’t have to get all fire and brimstone about it, but why the hell can’t we have something like this?

“I would hope Senate Republicans would be true to their words from 4 years ago when they insisted that the American people have a chance to affect the SCOTUS nomination. Should they prove to have no honor, all options will be on the table to deal with that.”

I’d manage to somehow work in the words ‘lying scumbag sacks of shit” into that statement. The word ‘honor” is so incredibly wasted now. It might as well be a unicorn.

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BeachDem  Sep 21, 2020 • 2:54:17pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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And as I mentioned yesterday, I got to a lot of candidate events and there are always obnoxious trumpers yelling with signs and flags in the parking lot or across the street. We just point and laugh.

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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:10:18pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:10:56pm

re: #162 gocart mozart

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I don’t have any, so I am denied that particular pleasure.

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dangerman  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:14:09pm

“The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been locked in a yearlong legal battle with President Trump over obtaining his tax returns, suggested for the first time on Monday that it had grounds to investigate him and his businesses for tax fraud,” the New York Times reports.

“The assertion by the office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., offered rare insight into the office’s investigation into the president and his business dealings, which began more than two years ago.”

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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:14:58pm

re: #163 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I don’t have any, so I am denied that particular pleasure.

Yep, same here. I was trying to get into the habit of sending postcards to republican reps and senators, but I got overwhelmed. Now, I wouldn’t trust them to arrive in time.

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BeachDem  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:18:19pm

re: #164 dangerman

I wonder what the orange thing did to piss off Vance. Just a few years back, he let Vanky and Junior skate on their bullshit with Trump Soho.

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dangerman  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:18:59pm

“In a significant setback for the Trump campaign in the battleground state of Nevada, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the campaign over the state’s new mail-in voting law,” CNN reports.

- The state argued that the campaign had no standing to bring the lawsuit. the judge agreed.

- there’s got to be proof; you know….evidence. there isnt any.
- in his order, the judge said:

the campaign’s arguments [were] “too speculative” and did not show there was a “substantial risk” of putting the election in jeopardy.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:19:38pm

re: #166 BeachDem

I wonder what the orange thing did to piss off Vance. Just a few years back, he let Vanky and Junior skate on their bullshit with Trump Soho.

Killed a few New Yorkers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:19:57pm

re: #162 gocart mozart

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my senators are McConnell and Rand Paul, so that’s an every day invocation for me.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:21:43pm

re: #129 gocart mozart

The article is very troubling; although the public health experts interviewed are both professors at Harvard Medical School, they seem to be promoting the same ideas as Scott Atlas: a herd immunity that can be based on a substantial portion of the population becoming ill (or taking a vaccine if one becomes available).

They state that “Children and young adults have minimal risk” and “We do not know what percent immunity to the coronavirus is needed to achieve herd immunity, but we do know that if there are many older people in the group that is infected, there will be many deaths. On the other hand, if mostly young people are infected, there will be very few deaths.”

They seem to prefer the Swedish model; that the flaw there was the failure to protect nursing home residents. A lockdown harms working class people, many of whom have lost their jobs. But it also interferes with health care for the population and proper education for young people.

“Infectious diseases will spread, and exposures in young, healthy people contribute to the herd immunity that will ultimately benefit all.

Progressives should be advocating for a sustainable, communitarian approach that is informed by the knowledge that the virus will spread until herd immunity is achieved, acknowledges the need for stringent protections of the vulnerable in order to minimize deaths, and recognizes the harm caused by crude across-the-board lockdowns and their disproportionate impact on workers and people of color.”

Nowhere is there a discussion of how Americans are, on the average, less healthy than their Swedish peers, and so therefore many who are younger may also be at higher risk. Or the possible long-term damage to survivors of this disease, even those who had mild cases. And there is also silence on the topic of re-infection — what if there is, in fact, no herd immunity absent a vaccine.

Maybe the biggest problem with their approach is that we still have insufficient knowledge on how this disease affects the human body. And the main failing of the US lockdown approach was the need to compromise with the Republicans on how money should be spent to help the economy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:22:03pm

re: #166 BeachDem

I wonder what the orange thing did to piss off Vance. Just a few years back, he let Vanky and Junior skate on their bullshit with Trump Soho.

I think Vance is looking for redemption.
it might take a lot

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:24:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:25:09pm
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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:25:24pm

re: #170 Hecuba’s daughter

There really are no good answer once a worldwide pandemic hits. The best answers, like with most bad things, are preventative in nature. And as we all know, Trump tossed out the pandemic playbook created over the last two administrations, shitcanned the NSC members responsible for pandemic responses (and didn’t replace them), cut funding for the CDC, and failed to fill positions in the CDC’s worldwide operations. So we were left with the unenviable choice of a shit sandwich or shit tacos.

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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:27:23pm

re: #172 The Pie Overlord!

Well, America FirstAlone has worked out so well these last three plus years…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:28:10pm

If the Senate rams through a SCOTUS nom before the election, does that all but guarantee the GOP will lose the chamber?

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:28:32pm

And these folks want you to think that Joe Biden has dementia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:29:25pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:29:58pm

re: #174 KGxvi

There really are no good answer once a worldwide pandemic hits. The best answers, like with most bad things, are preventative in nature. And as we all know, Trump tossed out the pandemic playbook created over the last two administrations, shitcanned the NSC members responsible for pandemic responses (and didn’t replace them), cut funding for the CDC, and failed to fill positions in the CDC’s worldwide operations. So we were left with the unenviable choice of a shit sandwich or shit tacos.

My consistent position has been that there would have been no worldwide pandemic, and certainly nothing approaching this magnitude, if Trump had not eliminated our ability to detect and react quickly at the outbreak of a novel virus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:30:54pm
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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:31:05pm

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

If the Senate rams through a SCOTUS nom before the election, does that all but guarantee the GOP will lose the chamber?

Nothing is certain. But polling is showing it to be very unpopular (like less than 40% approval). So, it could hurt a lot of GOP incumbents. If it is enough to swing a bunch of seats, that we don’t really know…

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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:32:13pm

re: #170 Hecuba’s daughter

The article is very troubling; although the public health experts interviewed are both professors at Harvard Medical School, they seem to be promoting the same ideas as Scott Atlas: a herd immunity that can be based on a substantial portion of the population becoming ill (or taking a vaccine if one becomes available).

They state that “Children and young adults have minimal risk” and “We do not know what percent immunity to the coronavirus is needed to achieve herd immunity, but we do know that if there are many older people in the group that is infected, there will be many deaths. On the other hand, if mostly young people are infected, there will be very few deaths.”

They seem to prefer the Swedish model; that the flaw there was the failure to protect nursing home residents. A lockdown harms working class people, many of whom have lost their jobs. But it also interferes with health care for the population and proper education for young people.

“Infectious diseases will spread, and exposures in young, healthy people contribute to the herd immunity that will ultimately benefit all.

Progressives should be advocating for a sustainable, communitarian approach that is informed by the knowledge that the virus will spread until herd immunity is achieved, acknowledges the need for stringent protections of the vulnerable in order to minimize deaths, and recognizes the harm caused by crude across-the-board lockdowns and their disproportionate impact on workers and people of color.”

Nowhere is there a discussion of how Americans are, on the average, less healthy than their Swedish peers, and so therefore many who are younger may also be at higher risk. Or the possible long-term damage to survivors of this disease, even those who had mild cases. And there is also silence on the topic of re-infection — what if there is, in fact, no herd immunity absent a vaccine.

Maybe the biggest problem with their approach is that we still have insufficient knowledge on how this disease affects the human body. And the main failing of the US lockdown approach was the need to compromise with the Republicans on how money should be spent to help the economy.

Ahh, yes, the Swedish model, which was so successful that Sweden’s own authorities in charge of setting the policy have openly stated that they made mistakes and that theirs was not an example to follow. Brilliant, yes, lets follow that route.

The motherfuckers advocating for “herd immunity” are the ones that understand it the least and yet are prepared to sacrifice millions of American lives for a immunity that isn’t even guaranteed absent a vaccine, at which point you’d have sacrificed millions of lives anyway trying to do something ‘naturally’ that simply doesn’t fucking happen naturally more times than not.

They’ve fully fucking bought in to the hand-waving dismissiveness from the chuds while trying to wrap it up in lefty populist nonsense thinking THIS! THIS is the miracle that will bring progressive pony policy into fruition finally!

Fuck these horseshoe chuds.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:32:15pm

Bill Crews is “retiring” from his job at NIH.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:32:43pm
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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:33:08pm

re: #163 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I don’t have any, so I am denied that particular pleasure.

Pretend you’re me and we can give twice the self fucks to that traitorous bastard Ron Johnson.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:34:56pm

re: #181 KGxvi

Nothing is certain. But polling is showing it to be very unpopular (like less than 40% approval). So, it could hurt a lot of GOP incumbents. If it is enough to swing a bunch of seats, that we don’t really know…

New polling today shows the Democrats are favored to win the Senate. If they do, absolutely need to pack the Court if the GOP pushes a Trump nominee through.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:35:37pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:36:32pm

Putin told him to kill a million Americans.

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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:37:30pm

re: #186 NO SMOCKING GUN!

New polling today shows the Democrats are favored to win the Senate. If they do, absolutely need to pack the Court if the GOP pushes a Trump nominee through.

The tricky part is, the Dems have probably been favored to win a narrow majority since March, at least that’s what the Princeton Election Consortium has shown. The better question is: will this move the expected outcome of 51D-49R to something like 55-45?

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:38:03pm

re: #170 Hecuba’s daughter

Jacobin

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:41:16pm

re: #189 KGxvi

The tricky part is, the Dems have probably been favored to win a narrow majority since March, at least that’s what the Princeton Election Consortium has shown. The better question is: will this move the expected outcome of 51D-49R to something like 55-45?

I sure hope so. Every young person should recognize the threat to their rights a reactionary court presents and vote. I am hoping for an unprecedented turnout for this election.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:41:27pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:41:56pm

There’s a company called GalaxyCon that has long done physical Comic Cons. Since that’s not possible at the moment, they are doing video conference panels (for free) with the casts of well known TV shows and movies and such.

This past Saturday I watched a panel for Star Trek: TNG that was supposed to feature Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden and John De Lancie. Gates never made it due to technical issues but the other two guys were there.

At one point, the moderator asked De Lancie if he thought the Qanon movement was damaging to the “Q” character he played on TNG. De Lancie said that Gizmodo had actually called him to get a comment on the same subject for some article they were doing but to his credit he doesn’t even want to give those morons (the Qanon idiots) the time of day and largely refrains from commenting on “stupid political stuff” so he effectively told Gizmodo to buzz off.

He was most entertaining part of that panel for sure.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:41:58pm

Say WHAT!?
Sure, Fuck Covid-19 AFTER it fucks you over first!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:43:33pm

re: #194 Sherlock Hound

Say WHAT!?

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Jesus H. fucking tap dancing Christ. PLEASE tell me that’s fake.

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:43:36pm

re: #194 Sherlock Hound

Check the names. “Fartlander-Ween” nuptials.

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TedStriker  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:45:24pm

re: #194 Sherlock Hound

Say WHAT!?

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It’s a ‘shop (just look at the names lol).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:46:17pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:47:11pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Cops have 0 business checking someone’s pockets without probable cause, or using any form of force if such a person runs from them, as they have every right to fear for their lives and it isn’t therefore at all suspicious.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:47:49pm
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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:47:56pm

Fartlander Family History
ancestry.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:48:19pm
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Sherlock Hound  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:49:00pm

re: #197 TedStriker

It’s a ‘shop (just look at the names lol).

BAD year for a Poe!
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:49:51pm

re: #203 Sherlock Hound

BAD year for a Poe!
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The fact you can look at something like that and even for a few seconds think its real shows how low the bar has been set.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:55:21pm

This seems ominous…

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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:56:43pm

re: #200 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

More importantly - what was the lie? Because I’m guessing in a lot of those cases “they” changed their opinion/guidance based on actual evidence. And some are just straight cokey bullshit, like flouride in water.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:56:54pm

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

This seems ominous…

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Reinstatement with full pay.

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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:58:07pm

re: #199 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Cops have 0 business checking someone’s pockets without probable cause, or using any form of force if such a person runs from them, as they have every right to fear for their lives and it isn’t therefore at all suspicious.

To a cop being non-white _IS_ probable cause.

Everyone needs to understand this: The police are your enemy. Right now us white folks have privileges but try to film them or hold them accountable and you’ll find out what it’s like.

The police in America are everyone’s enemy.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:58:44pm

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

This seems ominous…

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The fix is in.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:59:00pm

re: #208 William Lewis

To a cop being non-white _IS_ probable cause.

Everyone needs to understand this: The police are your enemy. Right now us white folks have privileges but try to film them or hold them accountable and you’ll find out what it’s like.

The police in America are everyone’s enemy.

Us white folks have privileges, SOMETIMES. Dare to have a mental illness and you’ll quickly find your privileges revoked.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:59:17pm

re: #209 DodgerFan1988

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The fix is in.

Fucking hell. This could get real bad.

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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 3:59:49pm

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

This seems ominous…

They’re going to say she was a druggie and got what she deserved. No charges for anyone except her relatives for something when the news folks aren’t watching.

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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:02:41pm

re: #209 DodgerFan1988

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The fix is in.

And it seems like worse than nothing has changed: instead, the GOP is simply restricting the noose even tighter and relying on unfettered powers of the court to ensure no consequences are ever levied. Not to them, not to the corrupt police departments that murder indiscriminately and get rewarded for it, not for the thugs they rely on to destroy public protests, no thing. Only for the folks that speak out, they get the jackboot breaking their necks.

God help me, even if Biden wins, I’m not sure this shit can ever be broken free from.

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KGxvi  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:03:10pm

re: #212 William Lewis

They’re going to say she was a druggie and got what she deserved. No charges for anyone except her relatives for something when the news folks aren’t watching.

Nah, they’re going to go with qualified immunity because there’s no actual standard of care when it comes to the police in America.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:05:19pm

White privilege can be a hell of a drug.

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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:05:47pm

re: #214 KGxvi

Nah, they’re going to go with qualified immunity because there’s no actual standard of care when it comes to the police in America.

It won’t be just about having no standard of care. It’s going to be retaliatory bullshit for ever questioning their infinite authority to do whatever they want, whenever they want. Anyone who defied them and wanted accountability will be on the block, punished for the crime of wanting police to be police, not a crime syndicate.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:06:12pm

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:06:24pm

re: #213 Citizen K

And people will get angry, there will be protests, probably riots… and the GOP will use this as a weapon, saying, “See, this is what Biden’s America will look like!” while the police brutally beat down the protesters.

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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:07:03pm

re: #218 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And people will get angry, there will be protests, probably riots… and the GOP will use this as a weapon, saying, “See, this is what Biden’s America will look like!” while the police brutally beat down the protesters.

Pretty much. We’re already seeing it in Florida, and no doubt the new impenetrable conservative bulwark in the SCOTUS will see nothing wrong with it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:09:37pm

re: #218 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And people will get angry, there will be protests, probably riots… and the GOP will use this as a weapon, saying, “See, this is what Biden’s America will look like!” while the police brutally beat down the protesters.

Trump might try and use it to justify why he needs to get a SCOTUS justice seated ASAP.

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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:10:03pm

Sigh.
Presuming we get a majority in the senate we need the following, in this order:

1) End the filibuster
2) Expand the Supreme Court to 15
3) At least 50 new circuit courts
4) Legislatively End Qualified Immunity.
5) Statehood for DC
6) Statehood for Puerto Rico
7) Statehood for the VI
8) Statehood for Guam and Pacific Islands

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:10:09pm

re: #220 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump might try and use it to justify why he needs to get a SCOTUS justice seated ASAP.

No “might” about it. LAW AND ORDER!

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:12:47pm

I’m sad to report that this new startup is no joke

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:13:45pm

re: #212 William Lewis

They’re going to say she was a druggie and got what she deserved. No charges for anyone except her relatives for something when the news folks aren’t watching.

Right on cue, Conservatives saying she got what she deserved.

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sagehen  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:17:50pm

re: #206 KGxvi

More importantly - what was the lie? Because I’m guessing in a lot of those cases “they” changed their opinion/guidance based on actual evidence. And some are just straight cokey bullshit, like flouride in water.

I can’t speak for the whole list, but…

The lies about tobacco, asbestos, pesticides and lead paint… were lies from the manufacturers (“no, it’s not harmful”), lots of people died and/or suffered brain damage, the lies were eventually proven to be lies but the companies mostly made enough money in the meantime to pay the jury verdicts and/or settlements. (except asbestos… those companies mostly went bankrupt).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:21:06pm

re: #212 William Lewis

They’re going to say she was a druggie and got what she deserved. No charges for anyone except her relatives for something when the news folks aren’t watching.

“they” can say that, but the evidence doesn’t support that.

OTOH, actual evidence doesn’t mean jackshit to these assholes

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sagehen  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:21:57pm

re: #209 DodgerFan1988

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The fix is in.

Isn’t Daniel Cameron one of Mitch’s right-wing court prospects?

That fix is more visible than most.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:22:07pm

re: #218 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And people will get angry, there will be protests, probably riots… and the GOP will use this as a weapon, saying, “See, this is what Biden’s America will look like!” while the police brutally beat down the protesters.

When you can see the ambush, go somewhere else. I mean literally. If the protest is well enough organized, take it out of Louisville to the statehouse or another government venue. If it’s not well organized, spend the anger on organizing for the next one. There will be a next one.

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teleskiguy  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:22:29pm

#CardboardCory, who thought it was inappropriate to put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court bench nine months before a presidential election thinks it’s perfectly okay to put a theocratic nazi on the bench five weeks before a presidential election. A slimy fucking hypocrite, par for the course for today’s Republicans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:24:33pm

re: #227 sagehen

Isn’t Daniel Cameron one of Mitch’s right-wing court prospects?

That fix is more visible than most.

Mitch is Cameron’s mentor.
that whole “grooming” and “radicalizing” thang…

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Citizen K  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:25:10pm

re: #227 sagehen

Isn’t Daniel Cameron one of Mitch’s right-wing court prospects?

That fix is more visible than most.

They don’t care to hide it anymore because they’re convinced they don’t have to. They’ll get their way regardless, get away with it, and the press will laud them for their brilliance and/or blame Dems for pushing the GOP toward such extreme measures, because fuck everything.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:26:46pm

re: #228 Decatur Deb

When you can see the ambush, go somewhere else. I mean literally. If the protest is well enough organized, take it out of Louisville to the statehouse or another government venue. If it’s not well organized, spend the anger on organizing for the next one. There will be a next one.

What I learned from reading Alinsky, is that there is no one trick to moral persuasion, no protest that works by the numbers, nothing that works right away. Aggressively fighting for the right is hard work, and a life’s work for many. I always resented and hated those who treated a protest like a day out or a way to get extra credit. People should enjoy the work of activism, but it’s serious and earnest at the end of the day.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:28:12pm

re: #208 William Lewis

To a cop being non-white _IS_ probable cause.

Everyone needs to understand this: The police are your enemy. Right now us white folks have privileges but try to film them or hold them accountable and you’ll find out what it’s like.

The police in America are everyone’s enemy.

Sad but true. I remember being told in first grade “Go to a policeman if you need help. The policeman is your friend.” Since the only cops I knew at the time were British bobbies and USAF SPs (then known as APs, Air Police), it was probably true. A lot changes with locale and the passage of 65 years, probably more locale than time in this case, since the bobbies are as unerringly professional and courteous as ever and I suspect that the SPs are as well.

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:28:35pm
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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:28:42pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:33:17pm

re: #223 Sherlock Hound

I’m sad to report that this new startup is no joke

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I have an idea for a new start-up: Gig guillotine service, everything from equipment and maintenance (sharpening) to spot cleanup. Demand may be very high in the near future. Now is the time to invest in equipment and training.

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:34:20pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:40:51pm

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

This seems ominous…

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I’m hoping they are just preparing for the worst just in case. Because if nobody is being indicted, its going to be bad.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:43:02pm

re: #208 William Lewis

To a cop being non-white _IS_ probable cause.

Everyone needs to understand this: The police are your enemy. Right now us white folks have privileges but try to film them or hold them accountable and you’ll find out what it’s like.

The police in America are everyone’s enemy.

Except the Nazis; the cops are their allies.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:45:22pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:47:44pm

re: #211 Eclectic Cyborg

Fucking hell. This could get real bad.

I just warned my wife; she works at the Capitol where the AG’s office is.

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:49:59pm

re: #121 nines09

+q31vcwjCQEnybkjeqUkVyMR5YmKu3oD7xAyR7O7YcTSSSZiyF1MWw==

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 21, 2020 • 4:55:06pm

re: #199 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Cops have 0 business checking someone’s pockets without probable cause, or using any form of force if such a person runs from them, as they have every right to fear for their lives and it isn’t therefore at all suspicious.

Isn’t there an amendment to the Constitution addressing just that?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:03:13pm

Holy jumping Jesus on a unicycle above the Royal Gorge, what the actual solemn FUCK is this?

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EPR-radar  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:07:40pm

re: #221 William Lewis

Sigh.
Presuming we get a majority in the senate we need the following, in this order:

1) End the filibuster
2) Expand the Supreme Court to 15
3) At least 50 new circuit courts
4) Legislatively End Qualified Immunity.
5) Statehood for DC
6) Statehood for Puerto Rico
7) Statehood for the VI
8) Statehood for Guam and Pacific Islands

9) Restore the fairness doctrine and make it apply across the board.

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:07:58pm

Trumpers proudly owning their dickface personality.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:09:51pm

2017: San Antonio, TX Riverwalk

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Acemarilllion  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:10:52pm

re: #244 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Well the back of her shirt says “Donald Trump, finally someone with balls” so I guess that’s the joke? Really poorly done pubic hair, tho.

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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:12:52pm

re: #240 i(m)p(each)sos

That describes my voting experience today. Had to wait a couple minutes to be allowed into the building, but then it was maybe 20 minutes of zero drama until I was back outside again.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:14:36pm
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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:16:38pm

re: #250 Dread Pirate Ron

Who’s going to take a vaccine that has liability protection for the manufacturer???

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:16:42pm

re: #249 stpaulbear

That describes my voting experience today. Had to wait a couple minutes to be allowed into the building, but then it was maybe 20 minutes of zero drama until I was back outside again.

Still waiting here… early voting in NY state can’t start until Oct. 24, and I’ll probably wait a day or two to see if there are early crowds. So it’s still 34 or 35 days of patience for me.

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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:18:22pm

re: #243 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Isn’t there an amendment to the Constitution addressing just that?

So long as the current court stands, it might as well not exist.

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teleskiguy  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:20:55pm

re: #246 jaunte

Trumpers proudly owning their dickface personality.

NSFW

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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:22:20pm

re: #252 i(m)p(each)sos

Still waiting here… early voting in NY state can’t start until Oct. 24, and I’ll probably wait a day or two to see if there are early crowds. So it’s still 34 or 35 days of patience for me.

I heard from people who were leaving that there had been a long line until just before I got there. I went after I thought that the lunchtime rush would be over. Timed it just right. Today is the third day in MN (half day on saturday).

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:22:59pm

la\re: #251 stpaulbear

Who’s going to take a vaccine that has liability protection for the manufacturer???

It’s been a law for years: law.cornell.edu

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:23:07pm
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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:24:27pm

Well, this is an entirely different but equally bad pile of bovine manure:

In what is set to be one of the largest ever acquisitions in the video game industry, Microsoft announced Monday that it has reached a deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of popular video game publisher Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion.

Once the deal is finalized, Bethesda properties including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Quake, Starfield and DOOM will be owned by Microsoft. These series will be added to the Xbox Game Pass, a subscription-based cloud gaming service which has topped 15 million subscribers.

The Bethesda deal is expected to be finalized in the second half of fiscal year 2021.

“With the addition of Bethesda, Microsoft will grow from 15 to 23 creative studio teams and will be adding Bethesda’s iconic franchises to Xbox Game Pass,” Microsoft wrote in a release. “This includes Microsoft’s intent to bring Bethesda’s future games into Xbox Game Pass the same day they launch on Xbox or PC.”

This deal is three times the $2.5 billion that Microsoft paid for Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, in 2014. It will be Microsoft’s most expensive video game acquisition ever.

Microsoft To Buy Bethesda In $7.5 Billion Deal, Acquiring Fallout, The Elder Scrolls

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stpaulbear  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:25:22pm

re: #256 Hecuba’s daughter

lIt’s been a law for years: law.cornell.edu

OK.

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Jack Burton  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:25:41pm

re: #254 teleskiguy

Too big for him. One more like the Judge Valkenheiser one would be appropriate.

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geekmom  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:34:43pm

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

I have yet to see a BLM event where organizers try to get attendees to threaten the media. And I don’t see anything peaceable or orderly about spreading COVID.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:36:30pm
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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:37:52pm

Strong Marijuana Odor prefers to eat alone.

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geekmom  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:38:18pm

re: #28 sagehen

And they are doing that here in New York State.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:41:38pm

re: #251 stpaulbear

Who’s going to take a vaccine that has liability protection for the manufacturer???

Don’t all vaccines have that now?

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gocart mozart  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:43:41pm
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danarchy  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:43:43pm

re: #260 Jack Burton

Too big for him. One more like the Judge Valkenheiser one would be appropriate.

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At last Teleskiguy had the decency to put his behind a NSFW button

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JC1  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:44:55pm

re: #265 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Don’t all vaccines have that now?

Yep. Vaccines are not a big money maker for drug companies. They’re a public good. They’re not harmless. If vaccine manufacturers were liable, prices would be a lot higher to cover lawsuits.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:46:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:47:12pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:49:35pm

re: #268 JC1

Yep. Vaccines are not a big money maker for drug companies. They’re a public good. They’re not harmless. If vaccine manufacturers were liable, prices would be a lot higher to cover lawsuits.

There will always be people who have adverse reactions to vaccines (all drugs). I take a flu shot ever year. One year I had a bad reaction. It went away 45 minutes later but whooeee I felt like shit for a while. I got really hot, lightheaded and had the shakes. One time in 20 or so years.

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jaunte  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:50:12pm
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danarchy  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:50:19pm

re: #268 JC1

Yep. Vaccines are not a big money maker for drug companies. They’re a public good. They’re not harmless. If vaccine manufacturers were liable, prices would be a lot higher to cover lawsuits.

This is why it always cracks me up when anti-vaxxers go on about big pharma pushing vaccines for profit. The government has to twist companies arms to produce vaccines. That’s why there are only a couple companies that make flu vaccines and if one of them has problems you can have shortages.

Whats more profitable, a single or in some cases two doses of vaccine or the ongoing cost of medications to treat the illness in an unvaccinated person.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:51:54pm

West of Mt Wilson, rendered a bit surreal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:56:44pm

re: #262 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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IT’S CALLED INHERENT SOCIAL DISTANCING!!11!!

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:59:09pm

re: #272 jaunte

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It’s interesting, with every day counting so much right now, that he’s waiting until Friday or Saturday to unveil the pick he’s surely already made.

Because if he realizes it’s going to lose him the election and give McConnell more power… what’s in it for HIM? And if there’s nothing in it for him, what reason does he have to hurry?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:59:25pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:59:48pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

Everything is settled law until it isn’t. Plessy vs Ferguson was settled law for 60 years until the Warren Court overturned it. Roe v Wade is less than 50 years.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 21, 2020 • 5:59:55pm

re: #266 gocart mozart

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There is a yellow star on Susan Rice’s tush. Why doesn’t he just label it “Soros”?

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EPR-radar  Sep 21, 2020 • 6:04:29pm

re: #276 i(m)p(each)sos

It’s interesting, with every day counting so much right now, that he’s waiting until Friday or Saturday to unveil the pick he’s surely already made.

Because if he realizes it’s going to lose him the election and give McConnell more power… what’s in it for HIM? And if there’s nothing in it for him, what reason does he have to hurry?

The delay would appear to be an opportunity for Trump to collect bribes.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2020 • 6:06:00pm

re: #258 William Lewis

According to my son, Bethesda has a reputation of not fixing things.

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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2020 • 6:12:44pm

re: #281 Belafon

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According to my son, Bethesda has a reputation of not fixing things.

MS just ships betas as if they were finished versions - that’s why the old wisdom was to never buy any MS ware at less than 3.0 so they might be slightly debugged.

The bigger problem is that MS is only interested in supporting Xbox and PCs.

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Jack Burton  Sep 21, 2020 • 7:34:30pm

re: #267 danarchy

At last Teleskiguy had the decency to put his behind a NSFW button

We’re all adults. You have to really look to see it. It’s from a PG-13 movie for fucks sake.


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