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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:04:21pm

(I like it)

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:34:37pm

I sure hope they’re not going to a Trump rally…

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:37:42pm

Congrats to the Rockwall, Tx Lizardia contingent.

Rockwall, Texas (Number 4 of 50 Best Places in the US to Live 2020)
money.com

Rockwall makes its debut on the Best Places to Live list this year, thanks to its status as one of the fastest-growing cities in one of the nation’s fastest-growing states. This Dallas suburb has experienced 19% job growth over the last five years and is projected to grow another 17% in the next five.

It’s not all work. Rockwall’s super-walkable downtown district has a small-town vibe, with historic false-front buildings and a broad variety of locally owned shops and restaurants. In the summer and fall, live music events liven up San Jacinto Plaza, while the Rockwall Farmers’ Market attracts visitors from all over the Dallas metro area. Fresh peaches, grass-fed beef, and honey from Texas bees are all available on Saturdays from May to September.

The biggest draw, however — and the first thing you see coming from Dallas across the 4-mile-long Lake Ray Hubbard Bridge — is the waterfront Harbor District with a lighthouse, boat slips and amphitheater which regularly holds live concerts by artists like The Voice’s Hannah Kirby, among others.

Also FT!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:38:16pm

Texas turning blue? It may really happen. I will overdose on schadenfreude if it does. I have put years and more than a little bit of money into this. The electoral value will be immense but, beyond that, it will be devastating, perhaps fatal, to right wing morale and confidence.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:42:21pm

re: #3 ckkatz

It’s too white for this white guy, and their only two solutions to problems are:
1. Ignore it until you can’t
2. The raise property taxes to pay for the crisis.
But it isn’t a terribly bad place to live. The citizens are conservative, but they did stand up to the mayor when he tried to impose a bathroom policy on Target.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:43:49pm

re: #4 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Texas turning blue? It may really happen. I will overdose on schadenfreude if it does. I have put years and more than a little bit of money into this. The electoral value will be immense but, beyond that, it will be devastating, perhaps fatal, to right wing morale and confidence.

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I’m hoping so.

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:50:36pm

re: #4 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Texas turning blue? It may really happen. I will overdose on schadenfreude if it does. I have put years and more than a little bit of money into this. The electoral value will be immense but, beyond that, it will be devastating, perhaps fatal, to right wing morale and confidence.

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While I do not expect Texas to turn blue, if it happens, I will be overjoyed beyond belief.

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:51:27pm

re: #5 Belafon

I have always wondered if these magazines are trying to pick up more readership by rotating through most of the localities in the US. When I lived in Pittsburgh, it was declared a Most Livable City. (To the amusement of most of my friends.) And some of the DC ‘burbs I lived in also ended up on the list.

But, as you point out “it isn’t a terribly bad place to live”. And that has also been my experience with respect to the finalists I have lived in, or near. At my age, I guess I prefer boring to ‘exciting’.

Thinking of that apocryphal Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. Uh… No thanks…

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:51:47pm
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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:52:56pm

Sometimes I cross my arms and lean forward.

It’s how I roll….

:)

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teleskiguy  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:53:47pm

Conservative alternate reality laid bare.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:54:55pm
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:55:19pm

re: #4 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I agree - if TX flips blue, even by the narrowest of margins, it’ll be badly demoralizing to the RWNJ’s.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 24, 2020 • 9:59:57pm
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Belafon  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:01:40pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:01:50pm

oops messed that up

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:09:41pm

re: #4 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Texas turning blue? It may really happen. I will overdose on schadenfreude if it does. I have put years and more than a little bit of money into this. The electoral value will be immense but, beyond that, it will be devastating, perhaps fatal, to right wing morale and confidence.

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If this could be like the 1964 blowout — an overwhelming Democratic victory, there will be socially-distanced dancing in the streets!! It would be the first day in almost 4 years, when the future begins looking bright.

I am trying to follow the philosophy expressed in the beginning credits of season 2 of the South Korean series “Stranger”:

…marching toward what’s right is a never-ending process. To stop, even for a moment, is to fail. Marching towards change… never stopping for a breath as you march on. In the belief that a handful of hope is better than immeasurable despair, we move forward with unwavering determination once again.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:09:46pm

re: #16 Dread Pirate Ron

Yeah, Cyprus has vetoed such a move thus far - and almost certainly at the Kremlin’s behest.

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:15:54pm

Yup! We can hope for serious repudiation of the current GOP. Two decades of the GOP deliberately sabotaging the nation’s governance has had a deeply corrosive effect on the United States.

re: #17 Hecuba’s daughter

If this could be like the 1964 blowout — an overwhelming Democratic victory, there will be socially-distanced dancing in the streets!! It would be the first day in almost 4 years, when the future begin looking bright.

I am trying to follow the philosophy expressed in the beginning credits of season 2 of the South Korean series “Stranger”:

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:18:10pm
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Ace-o-aces  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:22:33pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:29:40pm

re: #4 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Texas turning blue? It may really happen. I will overdose on schadenfreude if it does. I have put years and more than a little bit of money into this. The electoral value will be immense but, beyond that, it will be devastating, perhaps fatal, to right wing morale and confidence.

Oh yes. I’m just looking from far away, but a blue Texas would be wonderful. Tens of thousands of wingnuts fear-shitting themselves into high earth orbit would be a glorious sight. Kudos to you for fighting the good fight there.

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:31:09pm

re: #17 Hecuba’s daughter

I am trying to follow the philosophy expressed in the beginning credits of season 2 of the South Korean series “Stranger”:

…marching toward what’s right is a never-ending process. To stop, even for a moment, is to fail. Marching towards change… never stopping for a breath as you march on. In the belief that a handful of hope is better than immeasurable despair, we move forward with unwavering determination once again.

That is an excellent goal. Beau of the Fifth Column had a video on part of this last week.

Let’s talk about when progressives will be satisfied….

Let’s talk about when progressives will be satisfied….

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:33:31pm

And one more thought before I head to bed:

Why do programmers confuse Christmas and Halloween?
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Because 31oct = 25dec

G’night all!

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EPR-radar  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:43:41pm

re: #23 ckkatz

That’s a good answer to “when will progressives be satisfied?”

However, more immediately and specifically with reference to Trump and the GOP, I’ll just copy Tolkien on peace-making with those scurvy dogs:

We shall have peace… We shall have peace when you answer for the burning of the Westfold! When you answer for the children who lie dead on the plains! For the soldiers who were hewn even as they lay dead! We shall have peace when you hang from a gibbit for the sport of your own crows!

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teleskiguy  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:47:15pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 24, 2020 • 10:56:38pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 24, 2020 • 11:02:16pm

I like the “virtually uncut cocaine” part. it’s all virtually uncut cocaine down to ounce size transactions, um, or so I heard.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 24, 2020 • 11:07:01pm

Adam Weeks, Candidate In Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Dies; Special Election To Follow (CBS)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With more than a month remaining in the election cycle, Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district appears headed for a special election after the death of one of its candidates.

Adam Weeks, who was campaigning against incumbent Rep. Angie Craig in the district, represented the Legal Marijuana Now Party. On Thursday, it was reported that he had died.

“I want to offer condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Weeks. The loss of any of us is a tragedy, and that’s felt especially in someone who has put his energy into a campaign to serve in public office,” Secretary of State Steve Simon said.

Simon went on to say that the law is clear that, when a major party nominee dies within 79 days of Election Day, a special election is to be held in that office the second Tuesday of February — Feb. 9, 2021.

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“Major party nominee?”

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 24, 2020 • 11:07:47pm

re: #27 Dread Pirate Ron

Yeah, I’m gonna go with “…narco-trafficking ring orchestrated by Russian intelligence to procure money for ‘black operations.’”

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 24, 2020 • 11:20:27pm

re: #29 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Adam Weeks, Candidate In Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Dies; Special Election To Follow (CBS)

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“Major party nominee?”

From mprnews.org:

Because the Legal Marijuana Now Party’s candidate for state auditor received more than 5 percent of the vote in the 2018 elections, they qualify as a “major party” along with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the Republican Party, and another marijuana-focused party, the Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party. And that means the provisions of a 2013 law apply, setting up a special election in February.

ETA: Two separate marijuana parties? Both considered “major parties”? Maybe someone from Minnesota can explain that.

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Citizen K  Sep 24, 2020 • 11:25:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 24, 2020 • 11:52:31pm

re: #23 ckkatz

That is an excellent goal. Beau of the Fifth Column had a video on part of this last week.

Quoting arch-conservative William F. Buckley, Jr.

A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 24, 2020 • 11:53:46pm

re: #30 Dr Lizardo

Russia’s a full kleptocracy in which criminality, corporate malfeasance, and government corruption have completely collapsed into one another, with the proceeds going to a small number of operators and bankers.

Is it even necessary to create a separate channel to fund black ops?

My guess is that it’s more simple: the entire system is rotten and at each level people are creating their own corruption franchises.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:03:52am
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:09:55am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:23:32am
The Czech Republic’s daily coronavirus caseload rose to 2,913 on Thursday, the second highest figure on record.

Data from the health ministry shows the total number of infections now stands at 58,374 in the country of 10.7 million people, which has been experiencing a surge in infections in recent weeks after a relaxation of lockdown measures in the summer.

theguardian.com

Hard to say what’s gonna happen here in the next couple of months - the government has said they won’t do the hard lockdowns like they did earlier this year, but of course, that same government is well-known for abruptly reversing course.

The simple truth is they don’t have the money to lock everyone down again; by law, they are required to compensate business owners for lost profits due to a state of emergency….and they’re dragging their feet on that from the first lockdown this spring (several of my students, accountants by trade, have noted that if the government were forced to hand over the cash now, say by a constitutional court decision - a real possibility - the state would be essentially bankrupted overnight). There are several class-action lawsuits against the government regarding that currently making their way to the Czech Constitutional Court.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:31:22am

re: #36 DodgerFan1988

Right-wing media and specifically Fox News have been salivating over the idea of running over protesters for years and it happens pretty regularly now.

you need only plea that you were “fleeing from a mob”…namely the one you just drove into.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:35:20am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:39:27am

re: #31 Hecuba’s daughter

From mprnews.org:

ETA: Two separate marijuana parties? Both considered “major parties”? Maybe someone from Minnesota can explain that.

Can Nebraska have one of them? /s

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:47:31am
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Teukka  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:50:11am

re: #41 Dread Pirate Ron

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Teukka  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:56:07am

re: #42 Teukka

Doubling down:

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:57:19am

Meanwhile, here in Czech Republic, we’ve got a bit of an eco-disaster brewing not far from me:

On Thursday, the Czech Environmental Inspectorate confirmed the presence of cyanides in Bečva. Tens of thousands of fish have died in the river since the weekend. It is not yet known who caused the pollution. The police took over the investigation. “This morning’s analysis identified our original assumption that they were cyanides. Inspectors from Brno are currently looking for their origin, “said inspection spokeswoman Radka Nastoupilová.

It is still not clear who caused the water poisoning in the Vsetín region. There is all sorts of speculation on the Internet. The biggest suspicion fell on the Valašské Meziříčí chemical plant. DEZA, which belongs to the Agrofert Group, but is not to blame. “We insist that pollution does not come from us. This has already been confirmed by the environmental inspection”, said company spokesman Karel Hanzelka. DEZA is a producer of aromatic hydrocarbons and other chemicals. “We have nothing to do with cyanides. Our production spectrum is completely different in nature”, added Hanzelka.

world-today-news.com

DEZA, the company who’s denying blame for this incident, is part of the Agrofert group….which is owned by Czech PM Andrej Babiš.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:59:39am

re: #44 Dr Lizardo

Didn’t you have a crisis with poisoned Becherovka a few years back?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:00:34am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:01:31am

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A very senior network news executive to me on why they aren’t focussing on Trump not accepting results of election:
“He’s been saying that for a while, our audience wants new news of the day”.

It’s about entertainment, not information.

Been that way for some time now.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:02:31am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Didn’t you have a crisis with poisoned Becherovka a few years back?

Yeah, a couple of assholes decided that they could make a few bucks by brewing up some hooch - while saving a few bucks by mixing it with a little leftover methanol they had lying around.

They’re now in prison for the rest of their lives.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:04:59am

re: #44 Dr Lizardo

To add to that, despite DEZA’s frantic denials, what we know so far is that:

- the cyanide poisoning was all downstream from the DEZA facility. Upstream, no problems at all

- DEZA does, in fact, work with cyanide.

- the Minister of the Environment is a supporter and financial contributor to the PM’s political party

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:09:58am

re: #36 DodgerFan1988

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:12:40am

RW Militias don’t drive a Prius…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:16:06am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

RW Militias don’t drive a Prius…

Urban camouflage.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:18:54am

Yes, I was taught conservatives are asshats.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:20:02am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Don’t stand in the street.

Didn’t your parent(s) teach you anything?

“If you stand with a crowd of people in the street, expect to get run over!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:23:36am

We have had no significant precipitation since the blizzard a couple weeks ago.

Panhandle drought deepens, no measurable precipitation in forecasts (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more at the link):

Paula Brown mounted her paint horse, Bird, and took to the hills still black with soot to mark a road through her father’s property with pink flags. Much of the road was obscured from the efforts to fight the Hubbard’s Gap fire which raged for 4,000 acres across her father’s Angus ranch and a state wildlife management area in late August. Officials suspect the fire was human-caused, but said the exact method may be impossible to tell.

Panhandle drought deepens, no measurable precipitation in forecasts

Despite the green shoots of grass poking up through the cinders, the air still has the smell of a grill left on too long. Brown stared over the ridge, looking over blackened piñon and ponderosa pine into the draw.

“Excuse me, I’m sorry if I get emotional, I just had seen this part,” she said, wiping away tears with her sleeve. “I can’t believe it’s all gone because of one stupid person.”

While the green grass gives her hope, she said the area needs more moisture.

“We’re going to need that snow desperately,” she said.

But the moisture might not come.

Drought conditions deepened in Nebraska this month, despite the cold snap earlier this month.

Paula Brown helps mark the ‘Old Oil Well’ road, across her father’s ranch. The road was largely obscured after the fire that tore across her father’s ranch and government land this August.

The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday showed much of the Panhandle dropped to the third of four levels of drought severity, which hasn’t been seen since 2012. Much of Sioux County through Morrill County, into Scotts Bluff and pieces of Box Butte and Banner counties are now rated in extreme drought conditions. Much of the surrounding Panhandle remains at level two, in severe drought.

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Teukka  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:28:38am

Meme tiem:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:32:25am

Kroger Store Demands Employees Replace BLM Buttons With Bland Corporate Wristbands (Wonkette)

Back in August, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21 handed out Black Lives Matter buttons to employees of Seattle-area QFC and Fred Meyer stores, two supermarket chains owned by Kroger. On Tuesday, they filed an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Relations Board against these stores for refusing to allow employees to wear the buttons at work, on the grounds that refusing to allow employees to wear the buttons is a violation of federal law and their union contract.

Employees are upset because not allowing them to wear the pins suggests that there is something controversial about the statement that Black Lives Matter. Additionally, rather than issuing some sort of official statement on the buttons and why they can’t wear them, store directors have merely been pulling employees aside and asking them to take the pins off. It’s almost as if they knew it was bad to ask employees to do that and were hoping to keep it a little more hush-hush.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:36:45am

Japan’s latest tourist attraction will be a 65-foot high mockup of the big G, the one and only Godzilla.

Cool. There’s gonna be zipline that takes you right into Godzilla’s mouth.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:36:55am

“Never have we had a prosecutor so cowardly dehumanize and demoralize a victim,” James Scurlock II said. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine fired back, saying he doesn’t consider Scurlock a victim.

Scurlock’s dad, attorney slam Kleine; ‘the community deserves better than to dehumanize the victim’ (Omaha World-Herald)

The attorney for James Scurlock’s family expressed dismay.

The father of James Scurlock expressed doubts.

James Scurlock II, father of the 22-year-old Omahan who was killed May 30 amid unrest in Omaha’s Old Market, said he won’t believe that the man who took his son’s life killed himself until he sees an autopsy or a report.

The elder Scurlock questioned how Jake Gardner, 38, could have killed himself, alleging that he had a police escort when he left Omaha after May 30. Law enforcement officials say that’s not true.

“I will not believe that suicide until I see documentation,” Scurlock said.

Hillsboro, Oregon, police have refused a World-Herald request for Gardner’s autopsy results. They also refused a request by Omaha attorney Justin Wayne, who represents the Scurlock family. The reason given to the newspaper was vague. The reason given to the family: Oregon law precludes police from releasing autopsy information on a suspect.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:38:31am

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fuck Kroger.

I work at The Competition and I spend much of my time cleaning since The Ongoing Problem began. I was told by a co-worker who is married to a person that works for Kroger that they don’t have people doing what I do, and they don’t have the health check-in thing either…

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:41:45am

re: #24 ckkatz

And one more thought before I head to bed:

Why do programmers confuse Christmas and Halloween?
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.
.

Because 31oct = 25dec

G’night all!

In high school long ago, I wrote a program to handle decimal to octal conversions.

I named it DECOCT.BAS.

I didn’t realize that I could interpret the name in a lewd way, until a few days went by. A classmate (and colleague) told me that he nearly had a “decimal-to-octal conversion” in gym class.

I could NOT stop laughing!
///

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:45:38am

re: #60 Sufficient unto the day…

Fuck Kroger.

I work at The Competition and I spend much of my time cleaning since The Ongoing Problem began. I was told by a co-worker who is married to a person that works for Kroger that they don’t have people doing what I do, and they don’t have the health check-in thing either…

None of the stores here have a health check-in.

Sonny’s in Bridgeport does wipe down carts and is closing early every day for deep cleaning. In Scottsbluff, Safeway seems to be operating as if nothing is going on. The same goes for the Safeway in Sidney. Wal*Mart in Sidney closes at 7PM and doesn’t reopen until 8AM, presumably for cleaning as well.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:49:26am

Well, Senator, if you think that’s the case, don’t you think that’s also a cause for concern?

‘He says crazy stuff’: Sasse, other Republicans dismiss Trump comments on transfer of power (Omaha World-Herald)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:09:29am

Three new cases yesterday, nineteen new cases the day before in the Panhandle.
Cumulative positivity rate rises to 6.1%.
Total cases: 845, active cases 93, hospitalised 3, total beds available 42%
Most by age: 20-29, then 40-49, then 10-19.
Most hospitalised by age: 60-69, then 50-59, then 70-79
Deaths: 9 (+1, Box Butte County [seat Alliance], first death outside Scott’s Bluff County)
By gender, women and girls remain 2/3 of cases.
By race: White 62.37%, Hispanic/Latino 29.11% (Panhandle population White 80%, Hispanic/Latino 14.81%, rest 5.19%)
pphd.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:12:26am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, Senator, if you think that’s the case, don’t you think that’s also a cause for concern?

‘He says crazy stuff’: Sasse, other Republicans dismiss Trump comments on transfer of power (Omaha World-Herald)

He is the President of the USA, not our deranged uncle.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:16:52am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is the President of the USA, not our deranged uncle.

He’s Mary Trump’s deranged uncle.

The only tropical system being tracked by the National Hurricane Center is post-tropical cyclone β. It is moving into Tennessee tonight.

At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta
was located near latitude 34.3 North, longitude 86.3 West. The
post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 10 mph (17
km/h) until it becomes indistinguishable within the background wind
and pressure field by mid-afternoon Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 10 mph (20 km/h) with higher gusts.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb (29.83 inches).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:17:12am

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We, our society here in the US, have determined that we are going to accept hundreds of thousands of more deaths from Covid-19.

That’s the only explanation.

Eventually, we hope, there will be a vaccine, and enough people will take it, so that SARS-Cov-2 can be greatly reduced, if not made extinct, in the human population.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:18:39am

re: #67 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We, our society here in the US, have determined that we are going to accept hundreds of thousands of more deaths from Covid-19.

That’s the only explanation.

Eventually, we hope, there will be a vaccine, and enough people will take it, so that SARS-Cov-2 can be greatly reduced, if not made extinct, in the human population.

We didn’t accept it, the minority-rule government accepted it, and foisted of their genocide on the rest of us.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:19:00am

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The oceans have gone suddenly quiet regarding tropical storms. Even in the western Pacific.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:23:18am

re: #69 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The oceans have gone suddenly quiet regarding tropical storms. Even in the western Pacific.

Well, this is 2020, so that can only be a bad omen.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:28:56am

A take on Brexit:

Did Downton Abbey lead to Brexit? How ITV’s flagship drama put the upper classes on a pedestal

[…]

Should we blame Downton and its ilk for fomenting wistfulness for a time when Britain ruled the waves? Did Downton birth Brexit? That’s probably taking things a bit far, but you can imagine Nigel Farage experiencing a stirring in his corduroys at its picture-postcard scenes of cricket on the village green, afternoon tea and white faces all around. The series undoubtedly peddled a particular type of Englishness that put the upper classes on a pedestal and looked down its nose at anyone who had no truck with the feudal systems of yore. It’s significant that every time a socialist walked into the Crawley residence, they were either shouted down or converted to the capitalist cause.

[…]

The role of popular entertainment in shaping public opinion ought not be dismissed.

It is, after all, how we got Donald Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:30:37am

re: #67 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We, our society here in the US, have determined that we are going to accept hundreds of thousands of more deaths from Covid-19.

That’s the only explanation.

Eventually, we hope, there will be a vaccine, and enough people will take it, so that SARS-Cov-2 can be greatly reduced, if not made extinct, in the human population.

Because wearing masks is such an imposition on our freedoms.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:35:44am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:42:00am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:44:07am

re: #74 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s that kind of night…

..

Hinterseher is literally “someone who sees your behind”

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:46:44am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:50:27am

(16:04)
Caution for coarse language and adult subjects. Utah Outcasts is always unsafe for work.
Candace Owens Blames Satan For Trans Acceptance

Candace Owens Blames Satan For Trans Acceptance

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:53:46am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I believe in SCIENCE when it comes to gender issues, but I believe in MEDIEVAL MYTHS and PRIMITIVE SUPERSTITION when it comes to Satan…

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:54:09am

re: #71 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Downton Abbey was not bad - but it doesn’t hold a candle to Brideshead Revisited, which I think is probably one of the all-time greatest TV adaptations of a literary work, maybe the greatest.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:56:20am

re: #76 dangerman

Well, we wouldn’t be “presidentless” as Chrissy put it. If Trump just said, “Fuck it, I quit, you’ve all failed me” and skedaddled off to Mar-a-Lago, Pence would simply serve as a caretaker President until Biden’s sworn in.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:58:27am

re: #35 Dread Pirate Ron

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don’t need another country
need a better press/media

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:58:52am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

Well, we wouldn’t be “presidentless” as Chrissy put it. If Trump just said, “Fuck it, I quit, you’ve all failed me” and skedaddled off to Mar-a-Lago, Pence would simply serve as a caretaker President until Biden’s sworn in.

Besides, even more than running away from a fight, there’s still seventy-eight days of grifting and theft to accomplish. He’s known more for that.

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ericblair  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:59:38am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

Well, we wouldn’t be “presidentless” as Chrissy put it. If Trump just said, “Fuck it, I quit, you’ve all failed me” and skedaddled off to Mar-a-Lago, Pence would simply serve as a caretaker President until Biden’s sworn in.

And if Pence fucks off or blue-screens or hides in the closet and doesn’t come out, we get a real President for the rest of the time.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 2:59:50am

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Besides, even more than running away from a fight, there’s still seventy-eight days of grifting and theft to accomplish. He’s known more for that.

Good point - Trump would likely never turn down an opportunity to hustle the rubes.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:02:46am

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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how does that make it normal and not newsworthy

cf: benghazi, Hillary emails, Clinton foundation

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:06:37am

John Cornyn’s attack on MJ Hegar is getting coverage in The Independent.

‘They cover my shrapnel wounds’: Veteran Senate candidate responds to critics using photo of her tattoos

Hegar was awarded a Purple Heart after the Taliban shot down the helicopter she was co-piloting

After a Republican super PAC in Texas posted a photo of Senate candidate MJ Hegar featuring her tattoos and calling her a “radical,” Hegar had a quick response on Twitter: the tattoos covered shrapnel wounds she received as an Air Force helicopter pilot in Afghanistan.

“A pro-Cornyn Super PAC is using a photo of my tattoos to make me seem ‘radical.’ That’s pretty funny to me,” Hegar tweeted on Thursday, referring to her opponent in the race, longtime GOP Senator John Cornyn. “You think I’m ashamed of them? They cover my shrapnel wounds from when my helicopter was shot down. They’re a mark of my service to our country. I’m damn proud of them.”

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Thank you for your service to our country as an international embarrassment, Sen. Cornyn.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:10:39am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

Well, we wouldn’t be “presidentless” as Chrissy put it. If Trump just said, “Fuck it, I quit, you’ve all failed me” and skedaddled off to Mar-a-Lago, Pence would simply serve as a caretaker President until Biden’s sworn in.

I think she meant he just stops working.
doesn’t officially resign.
they’d have to go all 25th amendment…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:11:30am

re: #87 dangerman

I think she meant he just stops working.
doesn’t officially resign.
they’d have to go all 25th amendment…

He will just stop pretending to work for the Country and devote his energies to covering his ass and assets…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:12:54am

Hmm.

Kim Jong-un ‘apologises for killing of South Korean official’ (BBC)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says.

Mr Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the “disgraceful affair” should not have happened.

South Korea has said the 47-year-old man was found by troops floating in the North’s waters.

He was then shot dead and his body was set alight, according to Seoul.

The killing - the first of a South Korean citizen by North Korean forces for a decade - has caused outrage in the South.

The border between the Koreas is tightly policed, and the North is thought to have a “shoot-to-kill” policy in place to prevent coronavirus from entering the country.

What did Kim say in his apology?

The apology came in the form of a letter sent to President Moon which acknowledged that the incident should not have happened, according to South Korea’s presidential office, also known as the Blue House.

Mr Kim called it a “disgraceful affair” and said he felt “very sorry” for “disappointing” Mr Moon and the South Korean people, the Blue House said. It is the North’s first official comment on the incident.

The North also gave the South the results of its investigation - it said more than 10 shots were fired at the man, who had entered North Korean waters and then failed to reveal his identity and tried to flee, South Korea’s director of national security Suh Hoon said.

However the North insisted that it had not burned the man’s body but rather the “floating material” that was carrying him.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:14:25am

re: #87 dangerman

I think she meant he just stops working.
doesn’t officially resign.
they’d have to go all 25th amendment…

Ah, OK. Trump taking an extended golf holiday, basically.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:18:38am

re: #90 Dr Lizardo

Ah, OK. Trump taking an extended golf holiday, basically.

Working with his legal team…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:28:21am

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will lie in state today in the Capitol Rotunda, the first woman in the history of the nation to do so.

A funeral date has not yet been announced, but she will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. She is not a veteran, but under the cemetery’s rules, Supreme Court justices can be buried there. Her late husband was buried there in 2010.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an advocate for military women, to be buried at Arlington (Stars & Stripes)

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:33:12am

If I could fast, I would. Food has no pleasure for me, not when affluent food snobs can judge you on the spot and online.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:36:42am

re: #93 Sherlock Hound

If I could fast, I would. Food has no pleasure for me, not when affluent food snobs can judge you on the spot and online.

Hey asshat (Mackey, not you), I have one grocery store sixteen miles away. (The general store here only sells quick-fix type meals.)

The next two are sixty miles away if i want a really good selection of healthful foods.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:41:06am

I wish I could remind this person of an aphorism I saw once:

Responsibility without authority is slavery.

(And its corollary: Authority without responsibility is tyranny. Not that we know it.)

Not responding on Twitter because it’s not worth my dignity getting trashed.

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Teukka  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:44:49am

It is that time of year…. O.O

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:45:09am

re: #93 Sherlock Hound

The lowest profit margins come from selling you healthy, fresh, whole foods to cook yourself. The highest profit margins come from highly-processed, mass-produced bulk foodstuffs mixed with a handful of industrial chemicals.

And I recall the tizzy fit that some people threw when the FLOTUS tried to encourage kids to learn how to eat healthy…

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:48:56am

What a putz! Clank, clank, clank,…BOOM! [Cue wild applause]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:51:36am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The lowest profit margins come from selling you healthy, fresh, whole foods to cook yourself. The highest profit margins come from highly-processed, mass-produced bulk foodstuffs mixed with a handful of industrial chemicals.

And I recall the tizzy fit that some people threw when the FLOTUS tried to encourage kids to learn how to eat healthy…

Plus Mackey’s Whole Foods were also outed as XIX Century style cheats on weights and measures in 2015 (Denver Post)

Mihm: Whole Foods resurrects the thumb-on-the-scale trick

For most of the country’s history, grocers’ scales were checked by people called “sealers” (you still see official seals on scales or other measuring devices like gasoline pumps today). The problem was sealers were only paid by commission by states, and only received a commission on measuring devices which checked properly against standards. They were paid nothing for checking measuring devices which failed.

That caused a whole lot of fraud, both on the sealers’ part and grocers’ part. That didn’t change until the middle of the XX Century when states and cities started getting serious about grocers cheating. The problem existed across the country in the overwhelming majority of stores.

The Whole Foods chain’s marketing celebrates a more wholesome past. Heirloom tomatoes, GMO-free products, and organic fruits, vegetables and meats recall an earlier, more innocent time when family farms, not modern agribusiness, put food on the American table.

On Wednesday, the grocery giant’s chief executive officer and its co-founder apologized for resurrecting a more controversial tradition: the sale of “short weight” food. In New York last week, municipal authorities responsible for ensuring that the weight of packages of food matched the labeling announced that Whole Foods had been systematically overcharging customers in a number of stores.

(more)

This is the future libertarians want.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:54:35am

re: #98 Sherlock Hound

What a putz! Clank, clank, clank,…BOOM! [Cue wild applause]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:58:43am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 4:17:37am

What Makes Us Whole: From a counterculture organic market to an exploitative corporate giant (Goes to Whole Worker)

The long history of shady and illegal business practices of Whole Foods Market.

Two examples from a very long list:

Retaliation against whistleblower for sewage leak (2011)
OSHA sued Whole Foods after firing a whistleblower over a sewage leak coming into a specialty department in Florida. - OSHA

Maggots found in a meat department in San Francisco (2014)
Meat team member Marc Melancon found 40 maggots inside of Noe Valley store’s meat case. The company claimed that only one maggot was found to the health department and made continued attemps to discredit Melancon’s story. - KRON4

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 4:21:48am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A close friend of mine back in the US who I’ve known for well over 30 years used to work at the now-defunct Nature’s Marketplace. She loathed Whole Foods with every fiber of her being (and she’s the first person I ever heard that “Whole Paycheck” crack from, too).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 4:23:28am

re: #103 Dr Lizardo

A close friend of mine back in the US who I’ve known for well over 30 years used to work at the now-defunct Nature’s Marketplace. She loathed Whole Foods with every fiber of her being (and she’s the first person I ever heard that “Whole Paycheck” crack from, too).

I’ve never been in a Whole Foods, nor lived anywhere near one.

Using Kellyanne Conway on an anti-trust case (2007)

It was revealed through Business Insider in 2017 that Whole Foods hired Conway to do a survey to prove Whole Foods’ acquisition of Wild Oats Market was not an attempt to get a monopoly over the organic food supermarket industry. The survey was never used in court as it was “fundamentally flawed”. - Business Insider

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 4:36:29am

The guy who runs Whole Foods has been an asshat for a long time.

The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare (Opinion piece by John Mackey, August 11, 2009, Wall Street Journal)

He lets you know right where he’s going in the first line:

“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out
of other people’s money.”

—Margaret Thatcher

Insurance regulations are not socialism.

Many promoters of health-care reform believe that people have an intrinsic ethical right to health care—to equal access to doctors, medicines and hospitals. While all of us empathize with those who are sick, how can we say that all people have more of an intrinsic right to health care than they have to food or shelter?

Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges. A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, food or shelter. That’s because there isn’t any. This “right” has never existed in America

A version of the conservative prattle of “originalism”: If it isn’t explicitly in the text, they didn’t mean it (and if it is, we’ll explain why they didn’t mean it).

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Declaration of Independence

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

—Preamble to the US Constitution

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 25, 2020 • 4:41:24am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 4:53:23am

KETV, Omaha (ABC)

Judge Laurie Smith Camp, a trailblazer on Nebraska’s federal bench, dies

She was appointed as the first woman to the Nebraska federal bench by President George W. Bush.

OMAHA, Neb. —

The first woman to serve as federal judge in Nebraska died overnight, according to a news release from the United States District Court in the state.

Senior District Judge Laurie Smith Camp, 66, served on the court since her appointment by President George W. Bush in 2001. She was chief judge from 2011 until she stepped back from that role in 2018.

According to the news release, she died peacefully at her home.

Smith Camp was currently serving as the president of the Omaha Bar Association.

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Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on Passing of Judge Smith Camp (Goes to the State of Nebraska Website)

“Susanne and I are shocked and saddened that Judge Smith Camp has unexpectedly passed away. Before becoming a federal judge, she was a highly-respected attorney in both private practice and public service. Outside of her legal career, she was a friend to the arts and a deeply-involved member of the community. We celebrate her work and will long remember her contributions to the Good Life.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 4:59:23am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:01:18am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:03:08am

So, I just found a 469 page book in the mail, unsolicited and not postmarked, list price is $14.99.

“The Great Controversy” The Untold Truth Behind the Vatican’s Rising Influence in America

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Decatur Deb  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:04:40am

re: #110 Sufficient unto the day…

So, I just found a 469 page book in the mail, unsolicited and not postmarked, list price is $14.99.

“The Great Controversy” The Untold Truth Behind the Vatican’s Rising Influence in America

A tree gave its life for that piece of wisdom.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:07:05am

re: #111 Decatur Deb

Press “F” to pay respects to the tree.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:07:57am

re: #110 Sufficient unto the day…

So, I just found a 469 page book in the mail, unsolicited and not postmarked, list price is $14.99.

“The Great Controversy” The Untold Truth Behind the Vatican’s Rising Influence in America

The Seventh Day Adventist Church periodically makes mass-mailings of the book by Ellen G. White, first published in 1858.

Congratulations, you’re on the anti-Catholic hate list.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:10:39am

re: #112 Sufficient unto the day…

Press “F” to pay respects to the tree.

fffffffff

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jeffreyw  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:11:50am

Female Summer Tanager

Good morning!

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:13:20am

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

On the plus side, I now have a new coaster, and they’re out however much they spent for the book.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:18:32am

re: #116 Sufficient unto the day…

On the plus side, I now have a new coaster, and they’re out however much they spent for the book.

LOL

The TL;DR critical summary is probably a better read.

The Great Controversy: About That Book You Got In The Mail (Goes to SFist)

Have you gotten your free copy of The Great Controversy? I bet you have! But don’t confuse the mailed text — subtitled “Past, Present, Future” and “How Will It End?” — with a wasteful phone book. It’s actually a “crucial end-time book,” says Remnant Publications, the Christian publisher responsible for already blanketing New York City, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC, with nearly two million copies of the not-so-light reading material.

Your skepticism is shared by the publisher, who has low expectations for success in the Bay: “San Francisco is not the easiest community to reach,” reads Remnant’s website. “For years the city has been at the forefront of the gay movement. In fact, 15 percent of San Francisco residents are homosexual.”

That’s not all, folks: “The area is home to the University of California-Berkeley, a hotbed of liberal ideas. It also contains the affluent communities of Silicon Valley, where high-tech companies like Google and Facebook are changing the world on a daily basis.”

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sagehen  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:19:57am

re: #106 Patricia Kayden

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From your lips to god’s ears.

(also… his fans won’t be judging his performance by the standards of truth or logic or relevance. I’m not at all convinced his fans will see it as disaster even in real time.

Once the Fox editors chop up clips for their coverage… R’s are going to think he was masterful.)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:22:24am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Didn’t NPR read the Declaration on air and take shit for it? something something socialism…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:27:00am

re: #119 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Didn’t NPR read the Declaration on air and take shit for it? something something socialism…

Yes, NPR reads the Declaration on-air every year on July 4.

Some Trump supporters thought NPR tweeted ‘propaganda.’ It was the Declaration of Independence. (Washington Post, 2017)

To echo its 29-year on-air tradition, the public radio network’s main Twitter account tweeted out the Declaration of Independence, line by line.

There — in 113 consecutive posts, in 140-character increments — was the text of the treasured founding document of the United States, from its soaring opening to its searing indictments of King George III’s “absolute tyranny” to its very last signature.

Who could have taken issue with such a patriotic exercise, done in honor of the nation’s birthday?

Quite a few people, it turned out.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:32:10am

If elected Dictator on November 3, I will ban “pumpkin spice” for anything but pumpkins, with death by rusty chainsaw for violators.

Kraft introduces Pumpkin Spice Macaroni & Cheese

After a test run in Canada, Kraft announced Thursday it will bring its Pumpkin Spice Macaroni & Cheese to the United States.

In a news release, Kraft said its Pumpkin Spice Macaroni & Cheese is the “same cheesy mac and cheese Americans know and love, now with added fall flavors.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:33:35am

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Pumpkin spice only belongs on pizza.

With that, I’m off to bed. Catch y’all another time.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:35:33am

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Can’t be any worse than turkey and gravy-flavored soda.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:46:48am

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

If elected Dictator on November 3, I will ban “pumpkin spice” for anything but pumpkins, with death by rusty chainsaw for violators.

Kraft introduces Pumpkin Spice Macaroni & Cheese

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Save Pumpkin Spice !!! The group would suck without a contralto.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:52:33am

Working on some late medieval ancestors in Norway… and wondering what they would have thought of what we do 4 centuries later when it comes to how we squander away whatever little influence we have on which way our nation goes.

Back then, there was the landed and the poor. If you came from the landed class you married in that class. Life was easier for them than for the poor, true. But they were always under the thumb of the king (in this case in Copenhagen). Also, the local Bishop held sway in many affairs of the local resident.

There were no elections, there was no freedom of speech. There was plenty of intrigue and plenty of scandals.

The poor were poor. They worked, they might have kids, they died. The local church recorded their names at baptism, and usually marriage and death. Otherwise, nothing is known of them.

It’s hard to think of Donald Trump, America, and our contemporary digital society as anything other than a fluke in the big picture of humanity. A massive accumulation of natural wealth and compiled work effort, all to be squandered by the most stupid of national leadership to yet be cranked out by the American experiment.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 5:54:57am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, this is 2020, so that can only be a bad omen.

Kaiju are coming out of the Mid Pacific Rift. And Namor is active in the Atlantic. That can be the only possible answer… /

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:00:04am

re: #85 dangerman

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how does that make it normal and not newsworthy

cf: benghazi, Hillary emails, Clinton foundation

The problem is that Trump and his administration say/do something criminal or crazy every day — a Gish Gallop of evil — that makes it difficult to focus on one particular outrage. After all, the “suckers and losers” quote disparaging the military was the beginning of the month, and we’re not talking about it any longer. We are overwhelmed with his monstrosity but if the media try to do an extended email style storyline, a daily drumbeat focused on one crime, they would lose the next 10 atrocities which may be equally or even more devastating. Let’s not forget that the GOP are using the RBG replacement story to distract from what should be the biggest story: the 200,000 deaths caused by Trump’s malfeasance.

Trump is a master at manipulating the media. But I don’t know how you can be effective in this environment where there is a new abomination each day. It’s not a drip-drip-drip of evil — it’s a Noah’s storm of evil, but not one that stops after 40 days.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:01:53am

re: #125 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Working on some late medieval ancestors in Norway… and wondering what they would have thought of what we do 4 centuries later when it comes to how we squander away whatever little influence we have on which way our nation goes.

Back then, there was the landed and the poor. If you came from the landed class you married in that class. Life was easier for them than for the poor, true. But they were always under the thumb of the king (in this case in Copenhagen). Also, the local Bishop held sway in many affairs of the local resident.

There were no elections, there was no freedom of speech. There was plenty of intrigue and plenty of scandals.

The poor were poor. They worked, they might have kids, they died. The local church recorded their names at baptism, and usually marriage and death. Otherwise, nothing is known of them.

It’s hard to think of Donald Trump, America, and our contemporary digital society as anything other than a fluke in the big picture of humanity. A massive accumulation of natural wealth and compiled work effort, all to be squandered by the most stupid of national leadership to yet be cranked out by the American experiment.

Even without Trump and his ilk, our economic/environmental/social model wasn’t going to work indefinitely. When the Berlin Wall came down I had a brief flash of optimism—we seemed to have a good chance, if we could make “free” fusion or similar energy work.

“For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.”

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:10:17am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

RW Militias don’t drive a Prius…

There is a Prius I see occasionally around here that has a sticker that say something to the effect of “I dream a Prius but I’m not a Liberal.”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:17:04am

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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So they will report on Clinton emails and foundation then. You know, current things.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:29:18am

More reassuring words from Teri Kanefield that Trump’s bluster is a distraction.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:35:36am

If you’re wondering what Trump won’t do if he loses the elctions, one thing he won’t do is care about getting this passed:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:35:49am

re: #127 Hecuba’s daughter

The problem is that Trump and his administration say/do something criminal or crazy every day — a Gish Gallop of evil — that makes it difficult to focus on one particular outrage. After all, the “suckers and losers” quote disparaging the military was the beginning of the month, and we’re not talking about it any longer. We are overwhelmed with his monstrosity but if the media try to do an extended email style storyline, a daily drumbeat focused on one crime, they would lose the next 10 atrocities which may be equally or even more devastating. Let’s not forget that the GOP are using the RBG replacement story to distract from what should be the biggest story: the 200,000 deaths caused by Trump’s malfeasance.

Trump is a master at manipulating the media. But I don’t know how you can be effective in this environment where there is a new abomination each day. It’s not a drip-drip-drip of evil — it’s a Noah’s storm of evil, but not one that stops after 40 days.

The Biden campaign should be hammering on covid in swing state commercials. Trump’s recent comment that “nobody” dies of covid is perfect to combine with ominous music and a voiceover targeted to the elderly and poc that Trump thinks you are nobody and doesn’t care if you die, followed by upbeat music and comment that Biden has a plan to beat covid and cares about all Americans. The commercial practically writes itself.

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mmmirele  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:38:13am

Long story by a former Evangelical about her experience standing on the outskirts of a “riots to revival” rally with a Bible verse on a posterboard. Let’s just say it was not pleasant.

Just standing on the edge of the worshipping crowd was enough to draw the ire and attention of many folks. For almost two hours I was constantly confronted, yelled at, livestreamed, prayed over and told I was not a real Christian (for the record, I was simply holding a sign that had a Bible verse on it).

I was not prepared for how much worse this would be than tear gas. I was not prepared for the pit in my stomach as I saw the thousands of Christians gathered, without masks, triumphantly singing songs to God, hands in the air and all eyes turned toward the worship leader on stage.

religionnews.com

Idol worship, folks, idol worship. These people are not worshiping Jesus, they’re worshiping their own power and ability to impose on everyone else.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:39:31am

re: #110 Sufficient unto the day…

So, I just found a 469 page book in the mail, unsolicited and not postmarked, list price is $14.99.

“The Great Controversy” The Untold Truth Behind the Vatican’s Rising Influence in America

I’m assuming these people are opposed to the judge considered Trump’s possible pick for SCOTUS. //

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:40:10am

re: #132 Belafon

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:40:25am

So fucking irresponsible.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:44:13am

re: #137 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It’s propos. All propaganda all the time. Consequences be damned.

Trump would use the same tech if he could to show that he’s got overflow crowds at his rallies.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:45:17am

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:46:04am

re: #98 Sherlock Hound

What a putz! Clank, clank, clank,…BOOM! [Cue wild applause]

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It is needed because they are rough, tough, scared shitless cowards.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:46:07am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:47:21am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

The TL;DR critical summary is probably a better read.

The Great Controversy: About That Book You Got In The Mail (Goes to SFist)

(more)

Shame that was six years ago. The USPS could use that money now.

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sagehen  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:49:46am

re: #132 Belafon

If you’re wondering what Trump won’t do if he loses the elctions, one thing he won’t do is care about getting this passed:

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If it passes quick enough, Mnuchin and the Fed might be able to convince him that the stock market and the economy overall would like it, and Jared might be able to convince him that it would improve his odds in the election.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:51:34am

re: #143 sagehen

If it passes quick enough, Mnuchin and the Fed might be able to convince him that the stock market and the economy overall would like it, and Jared might be able to convince him that it would improve his odds in the election.

Too bad there’s not enough time to send out donny trump signed letters with the bribe, so it’ll never happen.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:55:49am

re: #143 sagehen

If it passes quick enough, Mnuchin and the Fed might be able to convince him that the stock market and the economy overall would like it, and Jared might be able to convince him that it would improve his odds in the election.

On the one hand, Trump is flinging money around in a desperate bid to buy votes, so he may finally support a large deal. OTOH, it contradicts his claim that the pandemic is just about over and the economy is roaring back to life thanks to him. I think McConnell is also preparing for a post Trump era of severe austerity to try to make Biden a failure so that the GOP can roar back to power in 2022 and 2024. So I don’t think odds of a deal are good.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:56:26am

But then there is this:

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:57:28am

Preexisting conditions run the gamut from diabetes and hypertension to cancer and other genetic disorders.

GOP position is fuck you, pay more for health coverage, ignoring that all Americans face this, not just Democrats. Nearly half of all Americans have preexisting conditions.

All Americans know someone who have a preexisting condition, whether it’s heart disease or cancer or diabetes.

What these fucknuts want is for them to pay a lot more for their health care, which would render them unable to pay for their health coverage.

Yet time and again we know from history that a health public is a more productive public, and less time is lost to health care issues. These troglodytes want a return to the bad old days. They think their money and privilege protects them - right up to the moment that they face their own cancer battles or prolonged health care treatments that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

Heck, most Americans lack an emergency fund of $1,000 or more. What do you think happens when they can’t pay their health care bills. That’s right, they go bankrupt, can’t afford to remain in their homes, and they lose their jobs because they can’t remain healthy enough to do the work.

Fuck Erikson with a rusty pitchfork sideways, and the rest of the GOP too.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 6:58:20am

re: #146 The Pie Overlord!

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Problem is that Fox News viewers are not “reasonable”.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:03:51am

Their appearances are matched only by the chaos and conspiracies they spew that embolden the likes of Trump (and vice versa).

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:05:00am

re: #147 lawhawk

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Preexisting conditions run the gamut from diabetes and hypertension to cancer and other genetic disorders.

GOP position is fuck you, pay more for health coverage, ignoring that all Americans face this, not just Democrats. Nearly half of all Americans have preexisting conditions.

All Americans know someone who have a preexisting condition, whether it’s heart disease or cancer or diabetes.

What these fucknuts want is for them to pay a lot more for their health care, which would render them unable to pay for their health coverage.

Yet time and again we know from history that a health public is a more productive public, and less time is lost to health care issues. These troglodytes want a return to the bad old days. They think their money and privilege protects them - right up to the moment that they face their own cancer battles or prolonged health care treatments that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

Heck, most Americans lack an emergency fund of $1,000 or more. What do you think happens when they can’t pay their health care bills. That’s right, they go bankrupt, can’t afford to remain in their homes, and they lose their jobs because they can’t remain healthy enough to do the work.

Fuck Erikson with a rusty pitchfork sideways, and the rest of the GOP too.

Another great issue for Democrats to run on and perfect for ominous attack ads. In my CD, currently represented by the loathesome Andy Barr, good ole boy Josh Hicks, a bit chunky with a country accent, has a lead in the one poll of the race, and he is running on preexisting conditions.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:07:20am
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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:14:07am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:16:23am

re: #152 lawhawk

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Is it bad of me that I hope the Governor of Missouri dies of covid? Could save other lives!

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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:17:23am

re: #152 lawhawk

What truly stuns me, while knowing it shouldn’t, is there are stories like this every damned day and it STILL doesn’t phase the assholes among us. I bet if you went back to maybe April, you could find at least one of these stories for every fucking day til today. Donald Trump is responsible for all those deaths. ALL of them.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:18:12am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:19:35am

re: #152 lawhawk

Updinged because good. I’m tired of these idiots. Let the gene pool cleansing continue.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:19:43am

re: #155 The Pie Overlord!

Indeed. Trivia Q: 2d Ave Deli is no longer located on 2d Ave. They had to move because the rents got too damned high and are now on 3d Ave. Their original location is now a bank.

Their soups are amazing.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:20:36am

re: #156 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Updinged because good. I’m tired of these idiots. Let the gene pool cleansing continue.

I’ve taken to calling it “The Great Cleansing”.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:22:30am

re: #157 lawhawk

Indeed. Trivia Q: 2d Ave Deli is no longer located on 2d Ave. They had to move because the rents got too damned high and are now on 3d Ave. Their original location is now a bank.

Their soups are amazing.

Looks good. On a side note, bagels have finally arrived in supermarkets in my neck of the woods here. Nowhere near as good as something I’d get in NYC, mind you, but it satisfies the occasional jonesing for bagels and lox.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:24:57am

re: #157 lawhawk

Indeed. Trivia Q: 2d Ave Deli is no longer located on 2d Ave. They had to move because the rents got too damned high and are now on 3d Ave. Their original location is now a bank.

Their soups are amazing.

There is something very weird looking about their knaidlach. My knaidlach do not look anything like that and I have been making matzo balls for DECADES. Yeah, also a knaidel that is the size of a softball is going to take up so much room in the soup bowl there will be no place for the soup.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:29:05am

re: #160 The Pie Overlord!

From what I recall, their matzah ball soups can be a meal unto themselves. It’s the kitchen sink of soups. They throw everything in there, and the soup bowls are huge.

If you order a cup, you basically get a matzah ball and not much else.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:29:53am

For fuck sakes, man…

As the only Black female representative in the Kentucky Capitol, state Rep. Attica Scott (D) took action after the death of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police raiding her home in March. In August, Scott proposed Breonna’s Law, a bill that would end no-knock warrants statewide. And when a grand jury decided not to indict the officers for Taylor’s death, Scott joined hundreds of protesters in the streets of Louisville.

On Thursday night, Louisville police arrested Scott along with a handful of other protesters near First Unitarian Church and the Louisville Free Public Library, which had allegedly been set on fire, according to a police report reviewed by WAVE. The state representative received a felony charge of first-degree rioting and two misdemeanors for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. It is unclear if Scott was released on bail or is still in custody.

I don’t even know what to say anymore…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:31:33am

re: #106 Patricia Kayden

PREDICTION: Trump’s debate performance will be a disaster and create a perfect storm of declinin’ polls and Trump’s declinin’ mental condition.

His campaign’s death spiral will accelerate and he will make numerous unforced errors that will alienate more voters.

Your thoughts?

RW media will still insist that it was a towering performance and he really showed Biden who is boss

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:31:48am

re: #157 lawhawk

I forgot to add this anecdote; a few weeks ago, I bought some bagels and brought them home. Next morning, I had one for breakfast and then headed off to work.

When I come home, my on-again/off-again girlfriend was sitting on the couch, looking at the news online. There was a bagel on a small plate with a single bite taken out of it.

She looked at me and said, “Those are really funny-tasting donuts. I don’t like them much.”

I absolutely lost it and she spent a couple of minutes wondering why I was laughing like a madman.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:32:49am

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Is it bad of me that I hope the Governor of Missouri dies of covid? Could save other lives!

Then this guy, the “good” governor and Herman Cain can have some fabulous hate meetings in hell.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:33:06am

re: #146 The Pie Overlord!

Judge tosses suit over Trump affair story after Fox News argues no “reasonable viewer” takes Tucker Carlson seriously

This is the Alex Jones “performance art” defense.

And it tells us what journalism has become in our country.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:34:16am

re: #154 A Mom Anon

What truly stuns me, while knowing it shouldn’t, is there are stories like this every damned day and it STILL doesn’t phase the assholes among us. I bet if you went back to maybe April, you could find at least one of these stories for every fucking day til today. Donald Trump is responsible for all those deaths. ALL of them.

Oddly, I’ve completely run out of fucks to give for these people. You want to die? Go with God.

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:34:42am

re: #155 The Pie Overlord!

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That looks amazing…

Now just take out the matzah balls and it’ll be perfect! ;)

(Never really liked those, and yes, I most certainly DO get grief over that every Passover dinner.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:35:28am

re: #167 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Oddly, I’ve completely run out of fucks to give for these people. You want to die? Go with God.

My main issue with these people is that their being reckless puts who knows how many others at needless risk?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:35:40am

re: #151 lawhawk

MSNBC Headline: Capitol Hill Service Service for Late Justice

Fox Headline: Ginsburg Late for Own Funeral!!!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:36:02am

re: #152 lawhawk

Say hi to Hermie!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:37:28am

re: #151 lawhawk

Did Trump show up on his way to the links?

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:37:38am

re: #168 (((Archangel1)))

That looks amazing…

Now just take out the matzah balls and it’ll be perfect! ;)

(Never really liked those, and yes, I most certainly DO get grief over that every Passover dinner.)

As you should…. Is it a texture thing? Or do you prefer kreplach instead?

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Jay C  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:37:47am

re: #157 lawhawk

Indeed. Trivia Q: 2d Ave Deli is no longer located on 2d Ave. They had to move because the rents got too damned high and are now on 3d Ave. Their original location is now a bank.

Their soups are amazing.

Except for the 2nd Ave Deli’s uptown location: which is actually on First Ave.
Agree about the soups: we definitely miss having them in the neighborhood (we moved, they stayed!)

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mmmirele  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:37:52am

re: #58 Dr Lizardo

Japan’s latest tourist attraction will be a 65-foot high mockup of the big G, the one and only Godzilla.

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Cool. There’s gonna be zipline that takes you right into Godzilla’s mouth.

And I am trapped in the USA. This is no fun!

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:37:57am

re: #152 lawhawk

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For a socialist hoax, it sure is killing off a lot of capitalist conservatives…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:38:20am

re: #173 lawhawk

As you should…. Is it a texture thing? Or do you prefer kreplach instead?

I love big balls of dough…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:40:51am

re: #160 The Pie Overlord!

There is something very weird looking about their knaidlach. My knaidlach do not look anything like that and I have been making matzo balls for DECADES. Yeah, also a knaidel that is the size of a softball is going to take up so much room in the soup bowl there will be no place for the soup.

I’m ok with that. 😁

The only thing about super big matzo balls is making sure they’re fluffy inside.

The Bagel in Chicago made softball sized kreplach that were divine.

I miss home sometimes. Tho I’ve made my own stuff pretty well (thankfully).

Your help with the kreplach was invaluable. Thank you!! They came out really well.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:42:38am

This thread is making me SOOOOOOOO hungry… and even though my address says “New York” at the end of it, it’s amazing how awful the deli is here, six hours upstate from Second Avenue, Katz’s, Pastrami Queen, Ben’s, Sarge’s and all the other places where I’d rather be having lunch today.

(I think my absolute favorite was Ben’s Best in Rego Park, may it rest in peace.)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:43:30am

re: #169 Eclectic Cyborg

My main issue with these people is that their being reckless puts who knows how many others at needless risk?

Yep. This weekend Indiana is dropping all covid restrictions, even though its got a 9% positive test rate. This means that Kentuckians will be flocking to restaurants and bars in Evansville and New Albany, bringing covid back here. The pandemic will just keep raging until we get a safe and effective vaccine, and enough people are vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, hopefully by the end of next year, though that is optimistic.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:44:20am

I will be doing matzah ball duty later today ahead of Yom Kippur… I’m thinking of doing a Yemeni style soup, with lots of tumeric in the matzah balls with fresh herbs… The stock is already prepared (I freeze a bunch from when I make stock previously). Since it’s just the Mrs. and I, we are free to experiment as much as we want…

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:45:09am

re: #180 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yep. This weekend Indiana is dropping all covid restrictions, even though its got a 9% positive test rate. This means that Kentuckians will be flocking to restaurants and bars in Evansville and New Albany, bringing covid back here. The pandemic will just keep raging until we get a safe and effective vaccine, and enough people are vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, hopefully by the end of next year, though that is optimistic.

And all those neighboring states will bear brunt of it, since covid19 knows no boundaries.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:45:16am

re: #169 Eclectic Cyborg

My main issue with these people is that their being reckless puts who knows how many others at needless risk?

A lot. The only thing conservatives care about (sometimes) is when something happens to someone they know (sometimes) so perhaps that might wake them up (maybe).

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:50:02am

re: #183 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A lot. The only thing conservatives care about (sometimes) is when something happens to someone they know (sometimes) so perhaps that might wake them up (maybe).

Hell, Herman Cain is apparently tweeting from beyond the grave, trying to warn us all from his comfy chair in the afterlife that it’s just a hoax.

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:52:50am

re: #173 lawhawk

Is it a texture thing? Or do you prefer kreplach instead?

It’s both a texture and flavor thing - never encountered a variety that tasted good to me, and I’m in Israel so there’s no shortage on varieties. In contrast, I LOVE gefilte fish in nearly all forms (like everything, there are bad ways to make it - and yes, I’m looking straight at you, Sriracha Chipotle Geflite Abomination From Hell). Sadly, that is not the case for plenty of Jews I know well, family included.
Compared to a disliking of gefilte fish, I consider my dislike of maztah balls a lesser offense.
Also, it’s not a matter of this or that when compared to Kreplach - everyone in my family loves those universally, across every known variety (and there are so many).

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:53:36am

re: #147 lawhawk

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Preexisting conditions run the gamut from diabetes and hypertension to cancer and other genetic disorders.

GOP position is fuck you, pay more for health coverage, ignoring that all Americans face this, not just Democrats. Nearly half of all Americans have preexisting conditions.

All Americans know someone who have a preexisting condition, whether it’s heart disease or cancer or diabetes.

What these fucknuts want is for them to pay a lot more for their health care, which would render them unable to pay for their health coverage.

Yet time and again we know from history that a health public is a more productive public, and less time is lost to health care issues. These troglodytes want a return to the bad old days. They think their money and privilege protects them - right up to the moment that they face their own cancer battles or prolonged health care treatments that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

Heck, most Americans lack an emergency fund of $1,000 or more. What do you think happens when they can’t pay their health care bills. That’s right, they go bankrupt, can’t afford to remain in their homes, and they lose their jobs because they can’t remain healthy enough to do the work.

Fuck Erikson with a rusty pitchfork sideways, and the rest of the GOP too.

If only GOP politicians were as honest as Eric son of Eric. Instead they lie that they will protect people with preexisting conditions, because they know they can’t run on their real position.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:55:36am

re: #186 NO SMOCKING GUN!

No, they have Trump out there claiming he’s got a brand new health care plan. Except it looks like it’s a shattered Obamacare that he renames America First health care.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:59:09am

re: #181 lawhawk

I will be doing matzah ball duty later today ahead of Yom Kippur… I’m thinking of doing a Yemeni style soup, with lots of tumeric in the matzah balls with fresh herbs… The stock is already prepared (I freeze a bunch from when I make stock previously). Since it’s just the Mrs. and I, we are free to experiment as much as we want…

Just don’t add too much spice right before Yom Kippur, it can make you really thirsty.

I made a big pot of soup last week and a big batch of kreplach on Wednesday so we are good to go.

Z and I no longer do kapparos with the chickens (for which the neighbor’s chicken that gets out of their yard & up on our front porch should be thankful). The chickens are supposed to be distributed to the needy but in most cases they end up getting thrown out so that’s a huge waste and a sin. And even if you were needy & someone gave you a kapporos chicken dinner, would you want to eat a chicken full of somebody else’s sins?

We do kapparos on money and make a donation to Pantry Packers, a food bank that my son-in-law runs in Jerusalem. Other worthy destinations for the sin-full money are Masbia Soup Kitchen and Chef Andrés World Central Kitchen.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 7:59:22am

re: #187 lawhawk

Soon, 33 MILLION Medicare beneficiaries will receive a card in the mail containing $200 they can use towards prescription drug costs.

At which point the cost of their prescription drugs will go by an average of $200…

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:01:07am

re: #36 DodgerFan1988

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One solution js pretty simple. Make it very expensive for these yahoos to drive through a crowd.

It’s amazing how much damage one little screwdriver can do to an entire side of a paint job as it drives through people trying to injure or kill them. Tires can get pretty expensive too.

Here is Florida, one can claim “Stand your Ground” I suppose.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:02:45am

re: #190 Florida Panhandler

One solution js pretty simple. Make it very expensive for these yahoos to drive through a crowd.

It’s amazing how much damage one little screwdriver can do to an entire side of a paint job as it drives through people trying to injure or kill them. Tires can get pretty expensive too.

Here is Florida, one can claim “Stand your Ground” I suppose.

Unless you are standing on a roadway…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:04:55am

WH COS Mark Meadows attacks FBI Director Wray for his testimony that there is no widespread voter fraud. politico.com

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:06:15am

re: #188 The Pie Overlord!

We do kapparos on money and make a donation to Pantry Packers, a food bank that my son-in-law runs in Jerusalem. Other worthy destinations for the sin-full money are Masbia Soup Kitchen and Chef Andrés World Central Kitchen.

Chef Andrés deserves all the money! What a wonderful human being he is.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:06:50am
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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:07:22am

But Will It Work?

Take a breath.

Read it
Read it
Read it
Read the whole thing. It’ll take 5 minutes.
Read it
Read it!

In short, this business of state legislatures stepping in and stealing the election simply does not add up. The mathematical hurdles are large, and the legal hurdles are even larger. This is not to say that Trump & Co. cannot steal the election; it’s certainly possible. However, we once again return to an observation we’ve made before: The plausible shenanigans for stealing the election all involve things that would happen before the election. In other words, things like limits on absentee voting, USPS chicanery, Russian malfeasance, voter ID laws, flyers in poor areas saying the election has been postponed until Nov. 10, and things like that. The post-election schemes that have been put forward—legislatures stealing EVs, Team Trump somehow throwing the election to the House, Trump refusing to leave the White House, etc. are implausible.

and yes, this conclusion is important:

This whole analysis, of course, depends on Joe Biden winning most or all of the states the polls say he’s supposed to win

Did I say read it?
Did you?
Then take another breath.

And VOTE! if you haven’t yet.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:07:35am

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

For fuck sakes, man…

As the only Black female representative in the Kentucky Capitol, state Rep. Attica Scott (D) took action after the death of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police raiding her home in March. In August, Scott proposed Breonna’s Law, a bill that would end no-knock warrants statewide. And when a grand jury decided not to indict the officers for Taylor’s death, Scott joined hundreds of protesters in the streets of Louisville.

On Thursday night, Louisville police arrested Scott along with a handful of other protesters near First Unitarian Church and the Louisville Free Public Library, which had allegedly been set on fire, according to a police report reviewed by WAVE. The state representative received a felony charge of first-degree rioting and two misdemeanors for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. It is unclear if Scott was released on bail or is still in custody.

I don’t even know what to say anymore…

Every Democratic congressperson ought to have at least one item in their police record related to protesting for people’s rights.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:10:05am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:10:15am

re: #146 The Pie Overlord!

Hopefully, McDougal’s lawyer can get a higher court to overrule the judge. Millions of Americans take Tucker seriously; this is not Comedy Central. Nor is the program advertised as entertainment.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:11:48am

re: #197 DodgerFan1988

Zuckerberg is pretty much a textbook psychopath.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:11:59am

re: #198 Hecuba’s daughter

Hopefully, McDougal’s lawyer can get a higher court to overrule the judge. Millions of Americans take Tucker seriously; this is not Comedy Central. Nor is the program advertised as entertainment.

Reasonable viewers don’t watch his show, or most of Fox.

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cat-tikvah  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:12:36am

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m more inclined to root for becoming a long-hauler.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:12:50am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I love watching cooking shows.

I was watching an Australian cooking show in which a fellow made a meringue and the audience cheered.

I was confused, I thought the Australians boo meringues…

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ericblair  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:15:58am

re: #159 Dr Lizardo

Looks good. On a side note, bagels have finally arrived in supermarkets in my neck of the woods here. Nowhere near as good as something I’d get in NYC, mind you, but it satisfies the occasional jonesing for bagels and lox.

Here too: it’s marketed as an American thing (with stars and red white and blue).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:19:30am

re: #202 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was watching an Australian cooking show in which a fellow made a meringue and the audience cheered.

I was confused, I thought the Australians boo meringues…

Doooood. 😳

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:19:44am

re: #203 ericblair

Here too: it’s marketed as an American thing (with stars and red white and blue).

They started coming back to Germany about 20 years ago and are now pretty common. But not a patch on the quality of a good American Deli bagel.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:23:41am

re: #175 mmmirele

And I am trapped in the USA. This is no fun!

Not only is Godzilla happening, but a true lifesize RX-71 Gundam has been strutting its moves as of late….

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sagehen  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:27:51am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Tim Gunn on why Project Runway is better for the audience than cooking shows:

“The audience can’t smell it, or taste it, or feel the texture. You can’t learn anything from hearing descriptions, and you can’t decide if your agree with the judges. On our show, the only criteria is what it looks like, and you can see it as well as we can. You have a basis for forming your opinion of the entries, and your opinion of the judges.”

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:27:59am

Just had an election conversation with a friend of the family that brought my attention to something I hadn’t given much thought before.
There are over 6 million Americans like myself, living and working abroad, and voting from abroad. How are we voting while abroad? Almost exclusively via mail-in ballots, the legitimacy of which are being called into question by the schmucks in the White House.
To make a long story short, of the voters I know here, all the Democrats have made sure they were properly registered and have either requested the ballots or will be doing so in the next few days. In sharp contrast, on the Republican side of things, many believe that their ballots will be discarded because of the administration’s distrust in mail-in votes, and it’s a hassle to begin with and Trump will win anyway, so why bother?

So despite not trusting Trump and his cronies one bit, all of the democrats I know will still be voting.
Whereas only ONE of the Republicans I know plans on doing it this year, and even he isn’t 100% sure he should ‘waste the time’ to do it.

Here’s the thing that caught my attention - that one republican? He’s originally from New York. When he’ll cast his ballot, it’ll be for the state of New York.
Most of the other Republicans I know who don’t intend to vote time time? They’re from FLORIDA.

There’s no shortage of American Jews from Florida in this particular corner of the world as well as from other Red states, and not a shortage of Republicans abroad in general.
Expat votes can absolutely determine a state’s election results, and this has been the case in previous elections.
If this kind of pattern holds, it could ABSOLUTELY screw the GOP in November.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:37:06am

re: #207 sagehen

Tim Gunn on why Project Runway is better for the audience than cooking shows:

“The audience can’t smell it, or taste it, or feel the texture…”

Smellevision!

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:40:42am

re: #198 Hecuba’s daughter

then explain the ratings and their correlation to trump’s favorability ratings

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wrenchwench  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:47:16am

re: #197 DodgerFan1988

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From there, I found Marina’s retweet:

RIPower, RBG

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:48:33am

re: #208 (((Archangel1)))

Just had an election conversation with a friend of the family that brought my attention to something I hadn’t given much thought before.
There are over 6 million Americans like myself, living and working abroad, and voting from abroad. How are we voting while abroad? Almost exclusively via mail-in ballots, the legitimacy of which are being called into question by the schmucks in the White House.
To make a long story short, of the voters I know here, all the Democrats have made sure they were properly registered and have either requested the ballots or will be doing so in the next few days. In sharp contrast, on the Republican side of things, many believe that their ballots will be discarded because of the administration’s distrust in mail-in votes, and it’s a hassle to begin with and Trump will win anyway, so why bother?

So despite not trusting Trump and his cronies one bit, all of the democrats I know will still be voting.
Whereas only ONE of the Republicans I know plans on doing it this year, and even he isn’t 100% sure he should ‘waste the time’ to do it.

Here’s the thing that caught my attention - that one republican? He’s originally from New York. When he’ll cast his ballot, it’ll be for the state of New York.
Most of the other Republicans I know who don’t intend to vote time time? They’re from FLORIDA.

There’s no shortage of American Jews from Florida in this particular corner of the world as well as from other Red states, and not a shortage of Republicans abroad in general.
Expat votes can absolutely determine a state’s election results, and this has been the case in previous elections.
If this kind of pattern holds, it could ABSOLUTELY screw the GOP in November.

this entire focus on mail in ballots is not based on any kind of truth or fact.
any more than masks were

it’s just a hook they picked and found it’s got legs

logic dont enter into it

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:52:34am

re: #206 Eric The Fruit Bat

That’ll definitely come in handy when the kaiju attack in the second week of December.

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mmmirele  Sep 25, 2020 • 8:59:39am

re: #96 Teukka

It is that time of year…. O.O

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Oh, I have saved this for later. Too many parents use “Elf on the Shelf” in a completely serious way to threaten their kids into behaving.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:00:42am

re: #214 mmmirele

Oh, I have saved this for later. Too many parents use “Elf on the Shelf” in a completely serious way to threaten their kids into behaving.

Look, if you are financing Christmas, you have every right to get your leverage out of it in the form of a few weeks of improved behavior…

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:03:36am

re: #212 dangerman

this entire focus on mail in ballots is not based on any kind of truth or fact.
any more than masks were

it’s just a hook they picked and found it’s got legs

logic dont enter into it

Right now there are two actual and critical problems with mail-in ballots:
1. The Trump sabotage of the post office, which should be an impeachable offense.
2. The fact that too many voters don’t know how to fill out the ballots correctly and so their votes are rejected.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:04:35am

- we’re keeping the house
- i’m reasonably confident/cautiously optimistic/still will not ease up that biden will win

so it’s all about the senate
close, flippable races where money could be a factor

- we just sent $100 each to:
ossoff
greenfield
harrison
bollier
bullock

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:05:13am

David Lynch’s daily weather report, with a nice little positive message.

David Lynch’s Weather Report 9/25/20

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:05:14am

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Right now there are two actual and critical problems with mail-in ballots:
1. The Trump sabotage of the post office, which should be an impeachable offense.
2. The fact that too many voters don’t know how to fill out the ballots correctly and so their votes are rejected.

The prevalence of mail-in voting in this election is due to extraordinary circumstances, which Trump has made it his policy to play down or ignore.

But he is bent on turning it to his advantage.

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KGxvi  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:05:37am

Speaking of DeJoy and his fuckery… is there any logical reason to not include the House in the confirmation process for political and judicial appointees? Other than potential republican fuckery if they have the majority?

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ericblair  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:06:22am

re: #212 dangerman

this entire focus on mail in ballots is not based on any kind of truth or fact.
any more than masks were

it’s just a hook they picked and found it’s got legs

logic dont enter into it

The important point is that it can fuck the Republicans. And not only the overseas ballots (the voting rate for expats is like 10%, unfortunately); from posts from never-Trumpers, Republicans have absentee ballot management down to a science in-state. They send out applications, track the applications, follow up to make sure the ballots are sent in, and do everything they can to make sure their absentee voters are locked in and ballots mailed and received.

Trump blew that all up and the pros are freaking. Some of the voters will vote absentee, some will vote in-person instead, but there’s going to be a percentage of people spooked off of mail-in voting and not able or willing to vote in person, and if that’s more than a couple of percent the goopers have got a big problem in lean-R states (like, yanno, Texas this time).

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:07:01am

re: #214 mmmirele

Oh, I have saved this for later. Too many parents use “Elf on the Shelf” in a completely serious way to threaten their kids into behaving.

The elf was a puzzle for my youngest to solve until he got bored with it, long before my wife did.

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cat-tikvah  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:08:24am

re: #152 lawhawk

re: #195 dangerman

Thanks for this. I’m in PA and it helps to know the facts. Such a move is an uphill climb at best, although if our state legislature could easily do it, I’m sure they would try.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:08:43am

this popped up in mrs dm’s instagram in response to the dog/ dinosaur yesterday
this one was ‘shopped. the one yesterday was merely posed

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:09:35am

re: #220 KGxvi

Speaking of DeJoy and his fuckery… is there any logical reason to not include the House in the confirmation process for political and judicial appointees? Other than potential republican fuckery if they have the majority?

The Constitution only gives that authority to the Senate.

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Jay C  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:09:37am

re: #220 KGxvi

Speaking of DeJoy and his fuckery… is there any logical reason to not include the House in the confirmation process for political and judicial appointees? Other than potential republican fuckery if they have the majority?

Maybe not “logic”, but the Constitution allots the confirmation power to the Senate alone.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:11:24am

Federal judge orders Census to be continued through October; the Administration is expected to appeal in order to undercount poc. nbcnews.com

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:13:24am

re: #221 ericblair

The important point is that it can fuck the Republicans. And not only the overseas ballots (the voting rate for expats is like 10%, unfortunately); from posts from never-Trumpers, Republicans have absentee ballot management down to a science in-state. They send out applications, track the applications, follow up to make sure the ballots are sent in, and do everything they can to make sure their absentee voters are locked in and ballots mailed and received.

Trump blew that all up and the pros are freaking. Some of the voters will vote absentee, some will vote in-person instead, but there’s going to be a percentage of people spooked off of mail-in voting and not able or willing to vote in person, and if that’s more than a couple of percent the goopers have got a big problem in lean-R states (like, yanno, Texas this time).

yup
from this am’s electoral-vote.com associated with what i linked above

Trump Won’t Shut His Mouth: Politicians who are good at stealing elections (say, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, or Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, who certainly stole at least one or two each on their way up the ladder) are clever enough to play their cards close to the vest. Trump isn’t. That means, first of all, that everyone is watching closely. What it also means, however, is that the President has potentially created a particularly lousy dynamic for himself. Normally, when a candidate has as big a lead in the polls as Joe Biden does, some of the folks who might vote for them conclude it’s not a problem to vote third-party or to stay home on Election Day (see Gore, Al; Clinton, Hillary). Few will feel that way this year. What it could plausibly add up to is a dynamic where Biden’s supporters are actually a sizable majority, but behave as if they are voting in a razor-thin election. Motivating your opponent’s sizable majority to make sure that every one of them gets to the polls is not usually a winning strategy.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:18:39am

About those 9 “Trump” ballots found in the trash. REPUBLICANS THREW THEM OUT.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:19:21am

re: #115 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Winter is coming

(But autumn just started!)

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BeachDem  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:20:46am

Whew. Good to know Suck Bang Blow got their permit for a 1,000-5,000 person event for Fall Bike Week.

myrtlebeachonline.com

Guess I’ll be staying home.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:20:58am

re: #229 The Pie Overlord!

About those 9 “Trump” ballots found in the trash. REPUBLICANS THREW THEM OUT.

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My shocked face, etc. , etc.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:22:12am

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

If elected Dictator on November 3, I will ban “pumpkin spice” for anything but pumpkins, with death by rusty chainsaw for violators.

Kraft introduces Pumpkin Spice Macaroni & Cheese

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Would you rather have pumpkin spice or pineapple on pizza?

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:22:47am

re: #232 Eclectic Cyborg

My shocked face, etc. , etc.

i am all out of quelle surprises

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:24:09am

re: #233 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Would you rather have pumpkin spice or pineapple on pizza?

Well, it’s 2020 so how about a Pumpkin Spice Pineapple Pizza?

//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:24:46am

re: #147 lawhawk

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Preexisting conditions run the gamut from diabetes and hypertension to cancer and other genetic disorders.

Just being female is a preexisting condition.

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SerialUpDinger  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:27:06am

YouTube
Give this a listen - it will pick you up!

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aatharuv  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:29:41am

re: #225 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Constitution only gives that authority to the Senate.

Okay, taking away the power of appointments and treaties from the Senate alone is the _real_ constitutional amendment I’d like to see.

Either moving them to the house alone (which would solve the problem of the tyranny of the minority), or requiring both the house and the Senate to approve them (which would allow the minority _only_ to block, and not to rule over the majority), would both be better than our current situation.

The first might be nearly impossible, but the second one just might be more feasible as a constitutional amendment. Either would be more feasible than abolishing the Senate, and either of them would be a more permanent fix than the fixes of admitting Puerto Rico and DC as states.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:31:08am

re: #229 The Pie Overlord!

About those 9 “Trump” ballots found in the trash. REPUBLICANS THREW THEM OUT.

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So, they’re going to be so busy looking for fraud they’re going to disenfranchize their own voters.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:31:53am

re: #239 Belafon

So, they’re going to be so busy looking for fraud they’re going to disenfranchize their own voters.

They have to create something that FOX can blow up on the evening news.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:36:08am

You may have heard about the “9 discarded Trump ballots”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:40:48am

Does not matter, they are setting the narrative for massive anti-Trump voter fraud.

Time to just void the whole election and let the SCOTUS decide who is the best choice for Amerika

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:41:49am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Does not matter, they are setting the narrative for massive anti-Trump voter fraud.

Time to just void the whole election and let the SCOTUS decide who is the best choice for Amerika

That decision is not up to the SCOTUS bench, it lies with the House of Representatives.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:42:05am

DeSantis trying to kill the whole state while keeping himself safe.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:42:11am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Does not matter, they are setting the narrative for massive anti-Trump voter fraud.

Time to just void the whole election and let the SCOTUS decide who is the best choice for Amerika

It does matter. Because you can laugh at the people who bring it up so hard.

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retired cynic  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:42:30am

re: #241 NO SMOCKING GUN!

You may have heard about the “9 discarded Trump ballots”

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Yep.

washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:44:12am

re: #241 NO SMOCKING GUN!

You may have heard about the “9 discarded Trump ballots”

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Trumper: The Pennsylvania Government threw out 9 Trump ballots!
Me: Yep, just like the Republicans wanted.
Trumper: It was a Democrat governor.
Me: Who lost a court case against Republicans who argued that ballots not in a sealed envelope are invalid.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:45:39am

re: #246 retired cynic

Yep.

washingtonpost.com

I would love it if 51k of those 100k invalidated ballots were for Trump.

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Jay C  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:46:00am

re: #228 dangerman

What it could plausibly add up to is a dynamic where Biden’s supporters are actually a sizable majority, but behave as if they are voting in a razor-thin election. Motivating your opponent’s sizable majority to make sure that every one of them gets to the polls is not usually a winning strategy.

Sounds like a “dynamic” I could easily learn to appreciate….

Though I’m not all that sure how “sizeable” that (D) majority might be.
I’m just hoping it is sizeable enough to at least give the impression of an unambiguous win on (or shortly after) Election Night.

Which I’m thinking it will - but I take nothing for granted.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:48:19am

re: #249 Jay C

Sounds like a “dynamic” I could easily learn to appreciate….

Though I’m not all that sure how “sizeable” that (D) majority might be.
I’m just hoping it is sizeable enough to at least give the impression of an unambiguous win on (or shortly after) Election Night.

Which I’m thinking it will - but I take nothing for granted.

Several tipping point states are allowing ballots postmarked by 11/3 to be counted even if they arrive a few days late, so don’t count on it.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:48:27am

re: #239 Belafon

So, they’re going to be so busy looking for fraud they’re going to disenfranchize their own voters.

please proceed…..

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:52:16am

Surrender is not an option:

Democrats must act to delay action by Leader McConnell to fill Justice Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. Denying action before the election could markedly increase the probability that the results of the election would change the vote in the Senate and thereby allow for the seating of a more progressive Justice. Failing that, moving forward with confirmation during a lame duck session, if consent of the governed had been denied, would buttress the case for structural Court reform.

Moreover, much of the broad electorate will want to see Congressional Democrats fighting to protect the Court and their Constitutional rights. Mere capitulation to what Washington insiders see as the inevitable will be viewed by many as abandonment of the Democratic base and could undermine enthusiasm.

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KGxvi  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:53:00am

re: #225 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Constitution only gives that authority to the Senate.

I know, but what I’m saying is:

In the original structure of the federal government senators were really representing state governments. But that went out the window with direct elections. And when we amended the constitution to allow for filling a vacant VP office, we included the house in the process.

So why shouldn’t we support an amendment to include the House in other appointments?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:56:26am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just being female is a preexisting condition.

Some senator (?) said women would be happy to pay more for health more if I recall…

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retired cynic  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:57:36am
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:57:55am
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KGxvi  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:58:04am

re: #238 aatharuv

A lot of our systems are designed to create a consensus. Which works well when there isn’t a statistically significant portion of players within the systems treating it as a zero sum game

Having the House be part of the confirmation process increases the chances of consensus nominees in most cases, I would think. But this is just a random thought I had this morning and need to think about it kore

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KGxvi  Sep 25, 2020 • 9:58:31am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just being female is a preexisting condition.

Hell, just being alive is a preexisting condition for a lot of people

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:03:24am

re: #253 KGxvi

I know, but what I’m saying is:

In the original structure of the federal government senators were really representing state governments. But that went out the window with direct elections. And when we amended the constitution to allow for filling a vacant VP office, we included the house in the process.

So why shouldn’t we support an amendment to include the House in other appointments?

Not sure that adding another veto point to a system that already has too many would be helpful. The House could well be controlled by the GOP in 2023.

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mmmirele  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:03:28am

Jeez, QAnon is reaching back to medieval anti-Semitism. I’m thinking that we have more to do than deal with the failure of Reconstruction.

The QAnon gang seem to have wanted to pick up where the Nazis and medieval people left off, sadly. So, as a part of their little club they have grandfathered in several of the more Antisemitic beliefs at play in the medieval period. I am in no way the first person to have noticed and written on this. For example earlier this month, David Livingstone Smith wrote a short piece on this for Forward. Meanwhile over at the Daily Beast they noted that Mary Ann Mendoza, a QAnon enthusiast, was forced to pull out of speaking at the Republican National Convention after she retweeted an Antisemitic conspiracy theory. I am, however, the cutest person to write about this, so get ready for story time.

The author is Eleanor Janega. who is a professional medievalist. and she has a LOT to say on the subject. It may be long, but she gives examples and it’s worth your time.

going-medieval.com

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:04:23am

Health officials admit to being fucking morons.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:06:07am

re: #243 Targetpractice

That decision is not up to the SCOTUS bench, it lies with the House of Representatives.

and the house relies on what it receives from the states
and there arent enough red ones
see #195 above.

sure theyre gonna try.
none of this post election nonsense is gonna amount to anything

the system will work which in a perverse way is a plus for the future

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:07:25am

re: #244 NO SMOCKING GUN!

DeSantis trying to kill the whole state while keeping himself safe.

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

he can do what he wants, say what he wants.*

i’m not leaving the house or doing anything differently

*for my money ‘he’ can mean desantis or trump in this case

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:09:13am

Does this sound like a defense team that thinks they’ve got a solid self-defense case that can get the charges tossed?

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:11:32am

re: #249 Jay C

Sounds like a “dynamic” I could easily learn to appreciate….

Though I’m not all that sure how “sizeable” that (D) majority might be.
I’m just hoping it is sizeable enough to at least give the impression of an unambiguous win on (or shortly after) Election Night.

Which I’m thinking it will - but I take nothing for granted.

yes
we are close enough to the election
and the numbers have been mostly rock stable so far
and there’s not a lot of leeway for trump to add sizable numbers to his side
and there are too many reasons why this is not 2016
and yes they are trying to r/f with some of the votes

and i am still easing into ‘cautiously optimistic’ territory

and no letting up
and yes a week is a lifetime in politics

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:12:30am

re: #261 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Education officials admit to being fucking morons.

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If they didn’t anticipate it, then they did not do everything they could to prepare for reopening those schools, as they promised they would. Those schools are glorified day-care centers for parents who can’t afford to stay home with their children and monitor their educations. Of course they were going to force sick and infected kids to go to classes.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:13:07am

Watching MSNBC. RBG was not laying in state in the Capital rotunda as is tradition. They used the hall of statues instead. Why? Because Speaker of the House and Senate Leader BOTH have to sign off on it. When McConnell’s office was reached for comment no one can say why he didn’t give his approval. It is a mystery isn’t it? Kasie Hunt reported this as RBGs casket was carried out and the motorcade left the Capital.

These people are fucking unreal. What bullshit.

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SerialUpDinger  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:13:40am

YouTube

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:14:22am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:14:22am

re: #263 dangerman

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

he can do what he wants, say what he wants.*

i’m not leaving the house or doing anything differently

*for my money ‘he’ can mean desantis or trump in this case

Me either. If the Kentucky Supreme Court strikes Beshear’s covid restrictions, that just means I have to hunker down even more.

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:14:24am

re: #267 A Mom Anon

Watching MSNBC. RBG was not laying in state in the Capital rotunda as is tradition. They used the hall of statues instead. Why? Because Speaker of the House and Senate Leader BOTH have to sign off on it. When McConnell’s office was reached for comment no one can say why. It is a mystery isn’t it? Kasie Hunt reported this as RBGs casket was carried out and the motorcade left the Capital.

These people are fucking unreal. What bullshit.

The amount of passive-aggressive bullshit from Republicans has been so fucking ridiculous.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:15:02am

re: #244 NO SMOCKING GUN!

DeSantis trying to kill the whole state while keeping himself safe.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday afternoon that Florida will move into Phase 3 of reopening, a move that will roll back many of the restrictions put in place over the last six months of the coronavirus pandemic.

All statewide restrictions on bars and restaurants will be removed and it orders a right to work and operate a business so local governments cannot close businesses. Local governments can still limit or regulate the operations in some ways relating to COVID-19.

The changes will go into effect immediately, DeSantis said.

“I think that this will be very, very important to the industry,” DeSantis said. “The order that I’m signing today will guarantee restaurants can operate and will not allow closures. They can operate at a minimum of 50% regardless of local rule.”

Statewide, there will also be a suspension of collecting fines or fees for restrictions like not wearing a mask.

“I think we need to get away from trying to penalize people for social distancing and just work with people, constructively,” DeSantis said.

Proving once again the GOP loves them some government overreach when it works to their advantage.

Also of note: The next Super Bowl is scheduled to take place in Tampa.

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mmmirele  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:16:31am

re: #147 lawhawk

274
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:17:55am

re: #272 Eclectic Cyborg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday afternoon that Florida will move into Phase 3 of reopening, a move that will roll back many of the restrictions put in place over the last six months of the coronavirus pandemic.

All statewide restrictions on bars and restaurants will be removed and it orders a right to work and operate a business so local governments cannot close businesses. Local governments can still limit or regulate the operations in some ways relating to COVID-19.

The changes will go into effect immediately, DeSantis said.

“I think that this will be very, very important to the industry,” DeSantis said. “The order that I’m signing today will guarantee restaurants can operate and will not allow closures. They can operate at a minimum of 50% regardless of local rule.”

Statewide, there will also be a suspension of collecting fines or fees for restrictions like not wearing a mask.

“I think we need to get away from trying to penalize people for social distancing and just work with people, constructively,” DeSantis said.

Proving once again the GOP loves them some government overreach when it works to their advantage.

Also of note: The next Super Bowl is scheduled to take place in Tampa.

First SB with no fans in attendance, possibly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:18:17am

re: #272 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, I’m worried this will open up the floodgates and more GOP states will just open the fuck back up. (I live in a deep red state)

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aatharuv  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:21:28am

re: #259 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Not sure that adding another veto point to a system that already has too many would be helpful. The House could well be controlled by the GOP in 2023.

Ro Khanna, Joe Kennedy, and Don Beyer will be introducing a bill early next week to have 18 year appointments for the Supreme Court, without a constitutional amendment, by granting each President the right to nominate justices in the 1st and 3rd years of a term, and if it would bring the court size above 9 (current justices excepted), the most senior judge would be elevated to Senior Status, similar to what judges Kennedy and Souter have today*, where they are still federal judges and can sit in pannels

The bill itself from Khanna’s house website

The relevant part of his bill, if the if the Senate _refuses_ to vote on a candidate within 120 days, it will be as if the Senate has waived its authority to advise and consent, and the nominee is automatically elevated to the court. This doesn’t solve the problem completely, but it will at least allow for members of the majority party in a chamber to vote for a President’s nominee if they want a voice in it.

*I’m not sure if O’Connor still has senior status.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:21:37am

This is happening because we’ve burned the social safety net to the fucking ground in this country and parents feel like they have no choice but to keep sending little robbie or susie to school lest they (the parents) suffer the economic consequences of staying home with them.

I wonder if this would still be happening if the $600 UI benefits had been extended?

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:21:39am

re: #275 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, I’m worried this will open up the floodgates and more GOP states will just open the fuck back up. (I live in a deep red state)

This is a desperate 11th hour attempt to convince people that the pandemic is “over,” to convince them that Trump has “won” the “war” against the virus.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:22:02am

re: #275 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, I’m worried this will open up the floodgates and more GOP states will just open the fuck back up. (I live in a deep red state)

Indiana is. The GOP is going all in on herd immunity, no matter how many have to die to get there.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:22:13am

re: #278 Targetpractice

This is a desperate 11th hour attempt to convince people that the pandemic is “over,” to convince them that Trump has “won” the “war” against the virus.

I bet there’s a lot of doctors and nurses in Florida who are extremely pissed right now.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:25:35am

re: #273 mmmirele

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:27:45am
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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:29:01am

re: #277 Eclectic Cyborg

There are/were Mom’s groups on Facebook advocating not keeping kids home with symptoms so they can mess with the counts and keep kids in school. One group I saw(that isn’t on Facebook anymore, a bunch of people reported them) was not mostly working moms. They want things open so they can “get back to normal and not have the kids home all day” and shop and go on vacations “without being judged and hassled”. This is a direct result of Trump and his true believers sowing bad info all over Facebook and other social media. They really think that if they don’t report it to the school then the schools will stay open. Sadly, in red states that’s probably the truth.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:29:04am

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet there’s a lot of doctors and nurses in Florida who are extremely pissed right now.

Any sane person should be. Florida has an 11% positive test rate, 177 people died yesterday, and its going to hit 14k dead by next week.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:30:20am

re: #282 Dread Pirate Ron

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Avoid all of them.

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:32:28am

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet there’s a lot of doctors and nurses in Florida who are extremely pissed right now.

Pissed? Sure. But they’re not going to strike or stay home because they can’t afford to.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:33:42am

re: #252 Targetpractice

Surrender is not an option:

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And yet I hate stupid humans. Democrats not fighting in Congress doesn’t not give me the right to avoid my responsibilites.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:35:10am

re: #282 Dread Pirate Ron

The only place I have been since mid March is the grocery store. Once every 10 days, in the early morning to avoid as many people as possible. You could not pay me to go anywhere near any indoor gatherings. And hell to the no on restaurants, or anything similar.

I totally realize I am extremely lucky to be able to choose at this time. My son has gone back to work and it scares me to death he’ll get this or become a carrier. I am weary of all this anxiety. I cannot imagine being a front line worker and having to deal with this madness.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:35:45am

re: #261 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Health officials admit to being fucking morons.

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Should WWZ be required reading for adults?

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:37:17am

re: #267 A Mom Anon

Watching MSNBC. RBG was not laying in state in the Capital rotunda as is tradition. They used the hall of statues instead. Why? Because Speaker of the House and Senate Leader BOTH have to sign off on it. When McConnell’s office was reached for comment no one can say why he didn’t give his approval. It is a mystery isn’t it? Kasie Hunt reported this as RBGs casket was carried out and the motorcade left the Capital.

These people are fucking unreal. What bullshit.

Because McConnell is a lowlife piece of shit? Or maybe some other, not so obvious reason possibly.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:37:42am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:37:44am

re: #288 A Mom Anon

I’m not going to lie, I’ve “rolled the dice” a couple of times since this started (one was a moderate size indoor funeral [with social distancing] for a dear friend of mine, the other was an opportunity to see someone I hadn’t seen in awhile and wouldn’t be able to see again for awhile after that. I met this person at their house, with masks) but for the most part have been extremely cautious.

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Belafon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:38:02am

re: #269 (((Archangel1)))

Justice Sotomayor could not be reached for comment.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:38:46am
295
Charles Johnson  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:39:15am
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Charles Johnson  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:39:29am
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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:39:41am

re: #292 Eclectic Cyborg

I hate it. It’s depressing as fuck and it’s not healthy. But it’s even less healthy to die of this shit.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:39:47am
299
A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:41:24am

re: #295 Charles Johnson

Good god. He really thinks the black community here is stupid. If it wasn’t so evil I’d laugh.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:42:36am

re: #255 retired cynic

Trump administration rescinded Courage Award for woman who criticized Trump, then gave false explanation for its decision, watchdog finds, WaPo

But of course.

To bury some possible bad press they in fact created more bad press.
These guy can’t shoot straight

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BeachDem  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:45:59am

re: #296 Charles Johnson

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Probably how it went:

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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:49:48am

re: #301 BeachDem

Probably how it went:

[Embedded content]

It’s more likely it went something like:

“Mr President, our office in Pennsylvania is investigating reports of ballots being discarded in the trash.”
“Who did they vote for?”
“You, sir.”
“SEE, I TOLD YOU, IT’S ALL A BUNCH OF FRAUD! I WANT THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY!!!”

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:49:52am

re: #282 Dread Pirate Ron

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All of them, Katie

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:54:25am

re: #284 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Any sane person should be. Florida has an 11% positive test rate, 177 people died yesterday, and its going to hit 14k dead by next week.

Mrs dm just said we’ll have to smear mud on our license plate if we drive out of state. Of course not till we actually reach a state with brains.

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mmmirele  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:55:39am

re: #298 Charles Johnson

Thst guy looks perpetually out of his gourd, like he has his own personal bag of snow just off to the right, out of view of the camera.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:57:45am
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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 10:58:35am

re: #305 mmmirele

Thst guy looks perpetually out of his gourd, like he has his own personal bag of snow just off to the right, out of view of the camera.

I’ve heard that.
People have said it.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:03:25am
309
b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:05:15am

Ron Paul has something go wrong while livestreaming.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:05:21am
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Targetpractice  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:05:48am

re: #306 Barefoot Grin

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According to the “friend” who Rittenhouse’s lawyers insisted recruited him for the “guard” job, Kyle not only lied to him in order to get a rifle, but also lied about being an EMT when the most he may have had was some first-aid training from his part-time job as a pool lifeguard. If that “friend” is willing to testify to such at trial, then Rittenhouse’s defense that he could legally possess the rifle due to a loophole in WI law goes out the window.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:07:20am

re: #309 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

He did have COVID-19, maybe there’s residual damage. (Edit: I read Rand instead of Ron, my bad and then watched the video. He had a stroke.

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:07:29am

re: #308 Charles Johnson

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these people are experts at making something out of whole cloth.
of course a compliant press makes it easier

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stpaulbear  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:08:39am

re: #272 Eclectic Cyborg

“The order that I’m signing today will guarantee restaurants can operate and will not allow closures. They can operate at a minimum of 50% regardless of local rule.”

Wait a minute. That’s not maximum 50%, that’s minimum. Does that mean that restaurants can open up to 100% and have to be prepared to handle 50%+ capacity? If a 100 seat restaurant is serving 40 people and feels it is at safe capacity, can a new customer file a complaint with the state if they’re not seated?

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:09:29am

re: #312 A Mom Anon

He did have COVID-19, maybe there’s residual damage.

I knew his son had it but didn’t know about him.

Thoughts and prayers, he never made much sense before today either though.

Thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:10:59am

re: #295 Charles Johnson

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H.R.35 - Emmett Till Antilynching Act bill has been in the senate’s hands since February. They have done shit with it.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:11:26am

re: #309 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:12:01am

re: #315 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

No, I fucked up. I edited myself above. My mistake.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:12:44am

re: #314 stpaulbear

Wait a minute. That’s not maximum 50%, that’s minimum. Does that mean that restaurants can open up to 100% and have to be prepared to handle 50%+ capacity? If a 100 seat restaurant is serving 40 people and feels it is at safe capacity, can a new customer file a complaint with the state if they’re not seated?

It sounds to me like he’s trying to do a preemption of local regulation - if Broward County says 25% capacity (or even takeout only), he’s giving restaurant owners there the opportunity to ignore that and open at 50% in spite of the local rule. I don’t think he’s mandating 50% for businesses that don’t want to do it. But it’s DeathSantis, so who knows?

Either way, it guarantees there’s no way I’m planning a vacation down there this winter, as desperately as my seasonal depression needs the sunshine.

320
John Hughes  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:14:09am

re: #260 mmmirele

You don’t have access to secret knowledge, you are just a dick.

— the cute Dr Eleanor Janega reveals the truth about QAnon believers

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:17:43am

re: #314 stpaulbear

Wait a minute. That’s not maximum 50%, that’s minimum. Does that mean that restaurants can open up to 100% and have to be prepared to handle 50%+ capacity? If a 100 seat restaurant is serving 40 people and feels it is at safe capacity, can a new customer file a complaint with the state if they’re not seated?

i think it means if the town or county says it’s still 25% they can operate at 50

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dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:18:46am

re: #319 i(m)p(each)sos

It sounds to me like he’s trying to do a preemption of local regulation - if Broward County says 25% capacity (or even takeout only), he’s giving restaurant owners there the opportunity to ignore that and open at 50% in spite of the local rule. I don’t think he’s mandating 50% for businesses that don’t want to do it. But it’s DeathSantis, so who knows?

Either way, it guarantees there’s no way I’m planning a vacation down there this winter, as desperately as my seasonal depression needs the sunshine.

that’s how i read it

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:18:57am

re: #299 A Mom Anon

Good god. He really thinks the black community here is stupid. If it wasn’t so evil I’d laugh.

That’s usually how racists feel.

324
Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:20:33am

U.S. will cross 7 million cases by the end of the weekend.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:21:00am

re: #319 i(m)p(each)sos

My husband has been in Hollywood FL for the last week, helping his dad and sister decide if his mom needs memory care and other things. He’s scared she might die before he can see her again. I wish he hadn’t gone, but they all wear masks and do best practices. The husband left their house once to get groceries for them and the rest of the time was spent hanging out in the house or by their pool out back. I’ll be much less anxious when he’s back and I am sure he’s not sick. Both he and his mom have type2 diabetes and he also has advanced heart disease so they are both at risk. I most likely will be sleeping in the spare room for 10 days once he gets back here Sunday. The kid went back to work last week, I’m hating it because I have no idea how his workplace is dealing with all this. Lots of cleaning and airing out of rooms happening here.

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:21:57am

re: #317 Dr Lizardo

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I wonder if there is anything in Donald’s healthcare coupon book to cover Ron’s condition? Better check the mailbox.

327
A Mom Anon  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:26:06am

Oh Lordy. Trump has landed about miles from here, and he’s headed to his “black summit”. Brian Kemp is there too. Kemp is actually wearing a mask and so is his wife. And fucking Kelly Loeffler just took her mask off to move closer to Trump and have a little moment with him. Lord I loathe that fucking woman.

328
(((Archangel1)))  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:27:16am

re: #309 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Ron Paul has something go wrong while livestreaming.

[Embedded content]

Cripes. That looks like a stroke.

329
Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:27:46am

re: #326 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

I wonder if their is anything in Donald’s healthcare coupon book to cover Ron’s condition? Better check the mailbox.

I think Luap Nor there is well-off enough that he really doesn’t care about it. It’s perfectly libertarian….”Fuck you, I got mine.”

330
Dr Lizardo  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:28:06am

re: #328 (((Archangel1)))

Cripes. That looks like a stroke.

That’s what seems to be the case.

331
dangerman  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:28:15am

c/c card is expiring so i go to update my c/c info on the health insurance co’s website

no ‘edit this cards info’ button
‘add a new payment option’ errors ‘duplicate!’ because the card number is the same
‘remove’ button doesnt work on existing / expiring card
round and round
do the chat thing and explain what i just did and what happened
he says, do this, do this, then do this
i say - i just told you i did all that (oh and there is no edit button)
then i said…wait…

do i have to turn off autopay then delete the c/c, then enter the new c/c, then re-enroll in autopay, just to change the expiration date on the c/c

well yes. that’s exactly what i had to do.

the world is nuts

332
Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:28:16am

re: #327 A Mom Anon

Oh Lordy. Trump has landed about miles from here, and he’s headed to his “black summit”. Brian Kemp is there too. Kemp is actually wearing a mask and so is his wife. And fucking Kelly Loeffler just took her mask off to move closer to Trump and have a little moment with him. Lord I loathe that fucking woman.

She needs to inspect his genitals.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:29:14am

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gocart mozart  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:29:53am
335
Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:31:15am

A future Supreme Court Justice spotted at the Capitol..

336
Jack Burton  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:31:42am

Not sure if anyone posted this yet,, but it looks like Facebook took out a bunch of GRU fake accounts.

More here:

Apparently this “Pamela Spenser” person had been pegged as a Russian agent over 2 years ago by Twitter users who noticed, besides her blatant pro-Russia BS, her picture was a well known Norwegian Actress, yet nothing was done by Social Media companies until now.

337
lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:32:36am

I am out of fucks to give that Ron Paul suffered some kind of serious medical event on a livestream.

Why?

Because he had always zero compassion for anyone else and didn’t care that the outcome of his policies was to bankrupt anyone who ever had to deal with medical crises or relied on the safety net to avoid bankruptcy or homelessness.

He’s all about the bootstraps, all while slice the bootstraps for everyone else.

338
stpaulbear  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:32:57am

re: #304 dangerman

Mrs dm just said we’ll have to smear mud on our license plate if we drive out of state. Of course not till we actually reach a state with brains.

That’s why I’m staying inside MN for a while.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:35:00am

Re: Florida opening back up.

It looks like Desantis’ order DOES mean restaurants can run at full capacity if they want to.

(Via Orlando Sentinel)TALLAHASSEE - Bars and restaurants are no longer required to operate at less than full capacity, as Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday removing all remaining restrictions on businesses because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the executive order, which takes effect immediately, also prohibits local governments from closing businesses or collecting fines related to pandemic-related mandates, such as mask requirements.

“We are today moving into what we initially called phase 3,” DeSantis said during a press conference in St. Petersburg. “And what that’ll mean for the restaurants is there will not be limitations from the state of Florida.”

Expect many packed out bars and restaurants this weekend…and you know what about three weeks after…

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:39:01am

re: #339 Eclectic Cyborg

Florida’s hospitals are well stocked with body bags and refrigerator trucks… /

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:42:00am

re: #337 lawhawk

I am out of fucks to give that Ron Paul suffered some kind of serious medical event on a livestream.

Why?

Because he had always zero compassion for anyone else and didn’t care that the outcome of his policies was to bankrupt anyone who ever had to deal with medical crises or relied on the safety net to avoid bankruptcy or homelessness.

He’s all about the bootstraps, all while slice the bootstraps for everyone else.

And let’s not forget this:

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:42:10am

re: #340 lawhawk

Florida’s hospitals are well stocked with body bags and refrigerator trucks… /

In that heat I would hope so. Those cords of bodies will start to get real ripe after a day or so in the sun.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:43:17am

re: #309 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Ron Paul has something go wrong while livestreaming.

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Thoughts and prayers to the racist scum. His master awaits him in Hell.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:44:29am

re: #341 (((Archangel1)))

Ron Paul is 85. He probably doesn’t have much time left regardless.

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lawhawk  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:50:03am
346
b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:50:04am

re: #344 Eclectic Cyborg

Rand Paul is 85. He probably doesn’t have much time left regardless.

Wonder if Ted Cruz will block his Congressional memorial?

347
retired cynic  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:50:07am

re: #344 Eclectic Cyborg

As far as I’m concerned, I hope he stays alive and remains unable to speak.

348
Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:50:32am

If you need a couple of minutes of respite from the deluge of eyerolling derp and cringing-inducing headlines.

Brazilian Mailman Takes Selfies With The Animals He Befriends On His Job, And People Love It (20 Pics)

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b.d. (Competence 2020!)  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:52:12am

re: #347 retired cynic

As far as I’m concerned, I hope he stays alive and remains unable to speak.

Coldblooded.

Can he say “Guy Bold!” or “Fend the Ed!” at least?

350
Citizen K  Sep 25, 2020 • 11:53:01am

Meanwhile, Breonna Taylor has been all but tried and convicted for being guilty of her own murder because the law refuses to recognize Black people as “people” worth defending.

This country adores its racism and fascism and is willing to destroy itself to preserve that.

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cat-tikvah  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:08:30pm

re: #284 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Along with all the employees who now must work in unprotected settings, without even mask requirements for customers.

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jeffreyw  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:13:15pm

re: #349 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Coldblooded.

Can he say “Guy Bold!” or “Fend the Ed!” at least?

Get him a ding ding bell for the arm of his wheelchair.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:15:48pm

re: #339 Eclectic Cyborg

Iowa is next I bet. Republicans are going for herd immunity even though us can’t be gained with this bug.
It’s a cull.

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cat-tikvah  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:18:16pm

re: #317 Dr Lizardo

Damn it. God keeps missing the Orange bullseye.

355
Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 25, 2020 • 12:29:46pm

re: #310 Charles Johnson

Up His Nose

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steve_davis  Sep 25, 2020 • 1:25:06pm

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

[Embedded content]

I am currently rewatching the first season of Great British Baking Show. I am pretty sure I remember who won, but it’s still fun.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 25, 2020 • 3:02:34pm

re: #309 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Ron Paul has something go wrong while livestreaming.

[Embedded content]

Stroke, absolutely


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Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight (Studio Video) “Impossible Weight” off Deep Sea Diver’s new album 'Impossible Weight' out now. Filmed during the recording of Impossible Weight at Hall of Justice in Seattle WA. STREAM / BUY "Impossible Weight" here smarturl.it WATCH OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE : ...
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Eddie Vedder - Matter of Time (Official Music Video) The official music video for "Matter of Time" by Eddie Vedder. Written for everyone worldwide afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). To help fund research aimed at treating and curing EB, please donate to the EB Research Partnership: ebresearch.org “Matter ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201122 Saturday was general maintenance around the place.Mowing, weed whacking, palm tree trimming, etc.Nothing picture worthy or really, even pond related. Sunday was more rain. We really were lucky for that first year. Not one Sunday did we get rained ...
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Nduduzo Makhathini - UmlothaMusic video by Nduduzo Makhathini performing Umlotha. © 2020 Universal Music (Pty) Ltd South Africa vevo.ly
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Brian Eno - Decline and Fall (From ‘O Nome Da Morte’) The official music video for "Decline and Fall”, a track from the new album “Film Music 1976 - 2020”, is a cinematic collaboration between Brian Eno and acclaimed Brazilian film director Henrique Goldman which contemplates rain and fire, fiction ...
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Brian Eno - Like I Was a Spectator 'Like I Was A Spectator', a brand new track by Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno from ‘Apollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Extended Edition’. The video was created using rare N.A.S.A. footage.Order now: brianeno.lnk.to Follow Brian ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201115After two really sunny and swell days since Eta left, Saturday was a mix of mostly sun and a bit of rain.We still managed to be really productive both days anyway. Got all the lava rock washed and shoveled into ...
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Michael Kiwanuka - Solid Ground (Live at the V&A) Listen to the Mercury Prize winning album ’KIWANUKA' now: michaelkiwanuka.lnk.to Michael Kiwanuka performing Solid Ground taken from the Mercury Prize winning album 'KIWANUKA' live at the Victoria & Albert museum in London. Sign up to Michael's mailing list: michaelkiwanuka.lnk.toFollow ...
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Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight Featuring Sharon Van Etten (Official Video) “Impossible Weight” off Deep Sea Diver’s new album 'Impossible Weight' out now. Order 'Impossible Weight' here smarturl.it Distributed by ATO Records ~~~~~~~~~ Directors: Jessica Dobson, Peter Mansen, Tyler KalbergArt direction: Jessica Dobson, Tyler KalbergDirector of photography: Tyler KalbergCamera operator ...
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