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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:05:12pm

GOTV! F ‘em all!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:05:12pm

GOTV is not enough anymore, we need to be ready to confound and confusticate them at every turn!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:05:34pm

FT

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:06:04pm

Can I hibernate for the next 40 some odd days and wake up to the reelection of Hilary Clinton?

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A Mom Anon  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:11:02pm

re: #4 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I am so sick of all this madness. Taking sanity breaks is hard too, because then you come back and it’s more shit in the shitstorm to drive you more into the abyss.

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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:11:35pm
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Teukka  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:12:42pm

Soundtrack time, this time from the Anime “Re:Zero”, end insert of season 1, episode 15.

Most Emotional OST’s of All Time: Requiem of Silence

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:15:11pm

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BeachDem  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:18:14pm

re: #1 i(m)p(each)sos

GOTV! F ‘em all!

And be on the lookout for slimy, dirty tricks.

This summer, a mystery man named James Fortune began approaching voting rights groups in North Carolina.

Fortune, who claimed to be the operator of a progressive-minded North Carolina gym called “Equality Gym,” donated a few thousand dollars to the groups. Then he started asking whether they could illegally register undocumented immigrants to vote.

As the groups became suspicious, Fortune vanished—leaving behind only a blurry picture of himself, no proof that his gym actually existed, and suspicions that he was using an alias. But the wired money came from a Georgia group with ties to a QAnon House candidate and a network of other Republican figures, raising suspicions among the groups that Fortune was working for right-wing undercover prankster James O’Keefe or an O’Keefe imitator.

thedailybeast.com

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:19:40pm

re: #5 A Mom Anon

I am so sick of all this madness. Taking sanity breaks is hard too, because then you come back and it’s more shit in the shitstorm to drive you more into the abyss.

Yep. Seems like you can’t even be gone 8 hours without something blowing up anymore.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:20:40pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump work a 40-hour week?

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:23:03pm

re: #10 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Yep. Seems like you can’t even be gone 8 hours without something blowing up anymore.

8 Hours?

More like every 8 minutes!!!!!

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:24:51pm

Trump work a 40-hour week?

Nope. His aides would do the shootings on 5th Ave.

Trump is too busy collecting mulligans on the golf course.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:28:23pm

re: #12 🌹UOJB!

8 Hours?

More like every 8 minutes!!!!!

some days it does seems like that.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:29:36pm
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thecommodore  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:30:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:31:46pm
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thecommodore  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:32:09pm
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thecommodore  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:35:04pm

Trump got tagged by Twitter again, though they should flat out ban him forever.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:37:46pm

“Trump ballots thrown into the garbage” is the new rallying cry.

Of course, the reason they came to be thrown out will be ignored in the shouting…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:38:43pm

re: #20 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Trump ballots thrown into the garbage” is the new rallying cry.

Of course, the reason they came to be thrown out will be ignored in the shouting…

I didn’t see, why were they thrown out?

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:40:19pm

re: #20 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Trump ballots thrown into the garbage” is the new rallying cry.

Of course, the reason they came to be thrown out will be ignored in the shouting…

Yes that is what my Pennsyltuckian relatives are plastering all over Facebook and Twitter saying Governor Wolf is ordering Trump ballots destroyed. Now we have several Radical Republicans in the legislature calling for Wolf’s impeachment…

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A Mom Anon  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:40:50pm

I’m surprised. Back in May our county had four drop boxes for ballots. Today there are 10 and one of those new ones is right down the street at one of our county libraries. I’m assuming I do not have to add postage for this, but hey, this is Georgia, a lot of shit here makes no sense.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:41:01pm

re: #18 thecommodore

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Hint to Attorney General Barr: Hillary Clinton is not running for President.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:41:27pm

Trying to maintain sanity. Watched the Gators beat Ole Miss. Conflicted about playing but this was admittedly good

Now onto watching the super cheery Challenger Disaster on Netflix.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:41:37pm

re: #21 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I didn’t see, why were they thrown out?

They were not in the proper “secrecy envelopes”, so GOP officials disposed of them in the manner prescribed by law.

That detail gets left out in cries of “fraud!”

And we can well expect that will be the case with all the charges of fraud that are made and filed as the election progresses.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:41:57pm

re: #21 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I didn’t see, why were they thrown out?

From what I understand they were not in the security outside envelope. Law just passed that said that any not in the security outside envelope were to be discarded.

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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:42:32pm

re: #21 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I didn’t see, why were they thrown out?

Because a lawsuit the PA GOP won over the Democratic governor earlier this year required all mail in ballots to be in an inner envelope, and these weren’t.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:43:09pm

re: #28 Belafon

Because a lawsuit the PA GOP won over the Democratic governor earlier this year required all mail in ballots to be in an inner envelope, and these weren’t.

Wait wait wait. So the GOP filed the lawsuit, and they’re the first ones to get burned by it? The schadenfreude, it is delicious.

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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:46:02pm

re: #29 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait wait wait. So the GOP filed the lawsuit, and they’re the first ones to get burned by it? The schadenfreude, it is delicious.

The best part is that when i went to go look this up, all the articles are about how it would hurt Biden.

forbes.com

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BeachDem  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:46:16pm

re: #21 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I didn’t see, why were they thrown out?

At issue are nine ballots that officials said were found in an election office trash can on Sept. 16 in Luzerne County, Pa., in the northeastern corner of the state. Luzerne County Manager David Pedri said in an interview Friday that the ballots were discarded by an independent contractor who has since been fired. All nine were military ballots mailed in from overseas, he said.

Pedri said the county elections director discovered the ballots in an office trash can and “immediately began an internal inquiry.”

Pedri also said he and other local officials were not aware that seven of the nine ballots had been cast for Trump until the statement Thursday by the U.S. attorney’s office released that information.

Of course…

Attorney General William P. Barr personally told President Trump this week about an investigation into nine discarded mail ballots in northeastern Pennsylvania that the president later touted as evidence of widespread election fraud
washingtonpost.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:46:27pm

re: #7 Teukka

A short, but powerful segment from the movie (not the series) “Escaflwone”, penned by the even ubiquitous Yoko Kanno:

Escaflowne The Movie - OST - Take My Hands

And of course, perhaps one of the best endings of any anime, also from Yoko Kanno:

COWBOY BEBOP - END

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:49:07pm

re: #29 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait wait wait. So the GOP filed the lawsuit, and they’re the first ones to get burned by it? The schadenfreude, it is delicious.

But true to form they are blaming it on Wolf rather than them being fucking idiots.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:50:54pm

re: #29 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait wait wait. So the GOP filed the lawsuit, and they’re the first ones to get burned by it? The schadenfreude, it is delicious.

But that will not prevent them from spinning it as proof of mail-in vote fraud…

…and that is what is so utterly sickening.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:51:01pm

re: #29 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait wait wait. So the GOP filed the lawsuit, and they’re the first ones to get burned by it? The schadenfreude, it is delicious.

re: #30 Belafon

The best part is that when i went to go look this up, all the articles are about how it would hurt Biden.

forbes.com

Yes my PennsylFUCKIAN relatives are posting those presstitute pieces about how Biden will now lose Pennsylvania because of this…

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:54:36pm

...

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:55:58pm

re: #36 🌹UOJB!

Rescinding Roe v Wade is just the start. They will go after abortion in all 50 states.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:56:13pm

Made a mistake and posted the wrong cartoon

I can’t help it. Got to paste this again!
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mmmirele  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:56:30pm

Charles, that “Thor” song is really sweet and thoughtful. Thanks for putting it up.

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b_sharp  Sep 26, 2020 • 12:59:24pm

I come back to LGF from working in my garage and the room I was in is empty. Luckily, someone left a cookie crumb trail for me to follow to the right room.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:06:38pm

Quote from a BBC article:

US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?

Voters in America will decide on 3 November whether Donald Trump remains in the White House for another four years.

and my thought: “what wishful thinking”

This election is not longer just about numbers of votes cast or about the number of electors chosen: it is about strategy, manipulation, about making false claims of electoral fraud to tie up and delay results to gain a tactical advantage.

All the while we are dealing with a desperate criminal who this time not only has a criminal organization and a foreign power supporting him, but the full powers of the Executive Branch at his disposal.

We have no reason to assume he is going to offer a clean or fair fight.

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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:07:15pm

Barrett’s view on the 14th amendment (and why I don’t think just threats to expand the court will work, and that it will have to be done):

“Congress has to decide whether to … rely on the power conferred by the possibly illegitimate Fourteenth Amendment.” Or … “The originalist legislator might have to face questions … such as the legitimacy of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

m.dailykos.com

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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:10:37pm

re: #39 mmmirele

Charles, that “Thor” song is really sweet and thoughtful. Thanks for putting it up.

Bob Schneider is really good at writing songs that seem like they’re going to be silly at first, but end up being kind of deep.

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retired cynic  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:10:55pm

re: #42 Belafon

Barrett’s view on the 14th amendment (and why I don’t think just threats to expand the court will work, and that it will have to be done):

m.dailykos.com

Holy cow, I am ignorant! I had no idea that “serious” conservatives were pushing such a bloomin’ idiotic idea!!!

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ckkatz  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:15:45pm

From last thread:

re: #152 SerialUpDinger

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Video

An artist who continues to awe her audience. I wish I had taken Spanish class so I could understand the lyrics - however the guitar and other instruments bring the emotion.

re: #155 sagehen

La Llorana is a ghost story; a woman who killed her children roams the earth lamenting their deaths (and grabbing other people’s kids, living kids, to try to replace hers). Unless you’re a fan of horror stories, you really don’t want to know.

Think Medea, in denial of what she’d done, grieving endlessly over the “unexplained” deaths of her children.

it is generally some sort of a horror story that becomes particularly popular around the Halloween/Dia de Los Muertes season.

As Sagehen mentions, the back story is of a woman who drowned her children and then regrets it. The Front story is that an apparition of a weeping woman foretells a tragedy, or kidnaps and murders people, usually children, or is a supernatural creature who serves as a gateway to the realms of the dead and evil. The story is often used to warn children to stay close to the house or away from water sources.

There are also a number of horror movies about the story.

en.wikipedia.org

(These kind of stories are found in many cultures. A German friend once went through a lengthy list of German folk tales that were used, as she described it, “To traumatize children”.)

The song is quite popular, particularly in Mexican and Mexican-American communities.

Each singer seems to do their own lyrics. But here is one version of the lyrics:
songlyrics.com

My personal favorite version is by Tish Hinojosa.

La Llorona (Weeping Woman)

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BeachDem  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:17:39pm

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:26:38pm

re: #46 BeachDem

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nines09  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:27:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:29:31pm
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ckkatz  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:32:46pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Facebook always seemed to me to basically be a personal data harvesting operation.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:37:13pm

re: #42 Belafon

Barrett’s view on the 14th amendment (and why I don’t think just threats to expand the court will work, and that it will have to be done):

m.dailykos.com

Does this mean Aunt Lydia shares the view that Kamala Harris is not a natural born citizen and is therefore ineligible to run for Vice President?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:38:13pm

re: #50 ckkatz

Facebook always seemed to me to basically be a personal data harvesting operation.

That’s exactly what it is. And even having their share buttons on a web page helps them collect data, whether a person uses the button or not. I’m not going to help them any more.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:38:17pm

re: #51 Hecuba’s daughter

Does this mean Aunt Lydia shares the view that Kamala Harris is not a natural born citizen and is therefore ineligible to run for Vice President?

Probably and I would not be surprised if that shrew declared the entire Obama Presidency illegal.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:40:11pm

Debating whether to post a big dramatic flounce message on my Facebook page.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:41:55pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

Don’t say anything. Let them guess.

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nines09  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:45:04pm

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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:45:10pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:45:53pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

Nah. Just make a low key announcement that LGF no longer links and let it go at that. Just my .02 of course.

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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:47:06pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

Debating whether to post a big dramatic flounce message on my Facebook page.

Nah, when Facebook flouncing messages become routine and unbearable in the future you can say you took take the high road and left that party quietly.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:49:01pm

re: #23 A Mom Anon

I’m surprised. Back in May our county had four drop boxes for ballots. Today there are 10 and one of those new ones is right down the street at one of our county libraries. I’m assuming I do not have to add postage for this, but hey, this is Georgia, a lot of shit here makes no sense.

If you hand-carry your sealed and witnessed ballot to our town’s main post office, they will want 3 first-class stamps to move it 600 yds to the Absentee Voting Manger’s desk.
So, go on with your “Georgia”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:50:12pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:52:15pm

re: #58 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Nah. Just make a low key announcement that LGF no longer links and let it go at that. Just my .02 of course.

Then again, another epic Why I Parted Ways With The Right type letter would be great. Now I’m split.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:53:42pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

Debating whether to post a big dramatic flounce message on my Facebook page.

Last thing I posted on it before I deleted my account a few years back was simply:

FUCK FACEBOOK

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:54:26pm

Republican in my apartment building yelling about the Post Office having only two clerks in 9 windows…screaming…And I remember going to Bank of America yesterday, 30 people in one line with just two tellers…yet that Republican would see nothing wrong with that…

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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:56:37pm

re: #64 🌹UOJB!

Republican in my apartment building yelling about the Post Office having only two clerks in 9 windows…screaming…And I remember going to Bank of America yesterday, 30 people in one line with just two tellers…yet that Republican would see nothing wrong with that…

Tell him to ask DeJoy about that.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:58:09pm

Rio has cancelled Carnival. Any bets on NOLA Mardi Gras?
nbcbayarea.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:58:24pm

Another excessive display, as usual.
Note the flags still at half-staff for Justice Ginsburg

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Jay C  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:59:05pm

re: #60 Decatur Deb

If you hand-carry your sealed and witnessed ballot to our town’s main post office, they will want 3 first-class stamps to move it 600 yds to the Absentee Voting Manger’s desk.
So, go on with your “Georgia”.

We do things in a much more civilized way up here in Gotham: when I mailed Mrs. Jay’s absentee ballot today, I noticed that the City had finally - after years of providing awkward outsize forms - gone to a smaller ballot that folds up into a standard envelope, and only requires a single first-class stamp. Progress and Democracy going hand in hand….

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:59:34pm

You got to be fucking kidding me.

///

Of course he would go there.

He’ll make the announcement in the White House Rose Garden, which has been transformed to look similar to June 14, 1993 — the day then-President Bill Clinton announced Ginsburg’s nomination to the high court.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 26, 2020 • 1:59:39pm

re: #67 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

And of course being a DT so-called announcement no social distancing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:01:23pm

re: #70 PhillyPretzel

And of course being a DT so-called announcement no social distancing.

And few masks.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:01:58pm

re: #67 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Another excessive display, as usual.
Note the flags still at half-staff for Justice Ginsburg

Bordering on a Nuremberg rally

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A Mom Anon  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:01:59pm

re: #63 Eventual Carrion

I keep going back and forth on this. On the one hand Facebook is a shit mess most of the time. On the other, my son is on it ,my hubby is and a lot of my online buds are too(including some of you all here) and I would miss them. I have cleaned out my friends list a couple of times and unliked and unfollowed a bunch of crap and it’s better as far as crap on my timeline goes. I’m still debating how to let FB go and keep in regular touch with people I have no other way of contacting.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:01:59pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:02:12pm
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A Mom Anon  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:05:12pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

If I recall, President Kennedy was Catholic and was it not conservatives who lost their shit and accused Catholics of all kinds of crazy shit? Yeah they can STFU now.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:05:48pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:06:41pm

re: #68 Jay C

We do things in a much more civilized way up here in Gotham: when I mailed Mrs. Jay’s absentee ballot today, I noticed that the City had finally - after years of providing awkward outsize forms - gone to a smaller ballot that folds up into a standard envelope, and only requires a single first-class stamp. Progress and Democracy going hand in hand….

To be fair, you can walk to the courthouse yourself, go through the Frisk-o-Matic (No Handbags or Pocket Knives), and go to the elections office with your photo ID and fill out an application which they will hand you, then you hand it back, and they give you the ballot, which you fill out and hand back, which they notarize and put in the box, and give you a little ‘I voted” sticky. We sued to get drop boxes, but that might make it easy on the serfs. I did mine as described above a week ago: “In-person Absentee”. It was almost as though I wasn’t there.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:07:05pm

Barret (siq) I’m fucked if she get approved.

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mmmirele  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:07:34pm

re: #42 Belafon

Barrett’s view on the 14th amendment (and why I don’t think just threats to expand the court will work, and that it will have to be done):

m.dailykos.com

Ok, when I was in law school way back in the 1980s, there was no discussion about the 14th Amendment being illegitimate. I would be completely gobsmacked but there are so many Constitutional norms that have been violated since January 20, 2017 that I should not be surprised.

The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to people who didn’t have it. Saying it’s illegitimate calls into question the citizenship of millions of people. This smells like Miller at work.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:08:06pm
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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:08:46pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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Nominate a person of the Muslim faith and see how much religion shouldn’t count when selecting a nominee.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:08:51pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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Want to prove how much they’re lying about this? Nominate a Muslim justice.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:09:22pm

re: #76 A Mom Anon

If I recall, President Kennedy was Catholic and was it not conservatives who lost their shit and accused Catholics of all kinds of crazy shit? Yeah they can STFU now.

More specifically, the John Birch Society / nationalist wing of conservatives.

The same group who now run the Republican Party.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:10:01pm

re: #82 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

Nominate a person of the Muslim faith and see how much religion shouldn’t count when selecting a nominee.

Nominate an Aztec Jaguar Priest, and they get all pissy.

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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:10:06pm

re: #83 GlutenFreeJesus

Want to prove how much they’re lying about this? Nominate a Muslim justice.

Beat ya by 5 seconds, you owe me $5. You can donate it the democratic candidate of your choice.

:)

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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:10:59pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

Nominate an Aztec Jaguar Priest, and they get all pissy.

I’d hang that Justice’s portrait on my wall.

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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:11:00pm
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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:11:47pm

re: #80 mmmirele

Ok, when I was in law school way back in the 1980s, there was no discussion about the 14th Amendment being illegitimate. I would be completely gobsmacked but there are so many Constitutional norms that have been violated since January 20, 2017 that I should not be surprised.

The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to people who didn’t have it. Saying it’s illegitimate calls into question the citizenship of millions of people. This smells like Miller at work.

If you read the DK article, she, and other Republicans, have had this view for a while. And there are some that are worse.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:11:48pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:12:06pm

re: #87 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

There’d be 8 new vacancies to fill, too.

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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:12:49pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

Nominate an Aztec Jaguar Priest, and they get all pissy.

There should be no discrimination on who’s heart gets ripped out and shown to them….

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:13:00pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:13:31pm

Her religious beliefs are low-hanging fruit, the lightning rod that Senate Repubs will use to try to stoke “outrage” as a smokescreen. My suggestion to Senate Dems, particularly those on the Judiciary Committee, would be to go after her for the very reason the opposition is trying to rush her confirmation: Her perceived loyalty to Trump and the expectation that she will be crucial to keeping him in office. All of Donny’s screaming that he won’t go quietly has got the “undecideds” quivering, so hammer her on the possibility that it will be her vote on the bench that allows him to steal the election.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:14:21pm

re: #92 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

There should be no discrimination on who’s heart gets ripped out and shown to them….

I just love that long architectural stairway to throw them down—just like the Good Old Cycles.

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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:16:20pm
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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:17:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:18:01pm
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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:18:36pm

re: #96 jaunte

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:21:41pm
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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:22:01pm

Raw Story just posted Charles’ Tweet

rawstory.com

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:23:30pm

re: #101 🌹UOJB!

I am sorry I could not read it. Too many pop-ups.

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:24:46pm

re: #102 PhillyPretzel

I am sorry I could not read it. Too many pop-ups.

This is Charles’ Tweet that they posted in their anti-Pompous Ass Pompeo article.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:26:19pm

re: #100 Dread Pirate Ron

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One of the first (if not repeated) questions to Barrett: “Will you pledge to recuse yourself from any challenges brought before the Supreme Court by either the White House, the Trump campaign, or President Trump with regards to the election and/or its outcome?”

She’s likely to answer in the negative, at which point Dems on the committee should hammer the reality that the only reason her nomination is being rushed before the election is to save Donny’s ass. And if she won’t recuse, then she is a willful participant in the subversion of the will of the voters.

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mmmirele  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:31:06pm

re: #89 Belafon

If you read the DK article, she, and other Republicans, have had this view for a while. And there are some that are worse.

I found a law review article where Barnett goes on about this whole illegitimate 14th Amendment thing.

scholarship.law.upenn.edu

From page 2:

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Charles Johnson  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:37:04pm
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BeachDem  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:38:00pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

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The “Fact Committee” was located in Lima, OH. Who knew?

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🌹UOJB!  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:38:42pm

Oh FEEZUS JUCKING KEY-RYE-ST!

I just got my California Sample Ballot…and I looked at the Presidential ballot…and I see Kanye West on the ballot…for Vice President…of the American Independent (George Wallace) Party with Rocky De La Fuente as their Presidential Candidate…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:40:34pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

I’m waiting until after the election and a Biden win. I have a lot of faces to rub in the dirt.

I was thinking of going to WeMe but the owner of that place is an idiot Libertarian. Alex Jones and all those idiots flocked there.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:41:16pm

re: #108 🌹UOJB!

Oh FEEZUS JUCKING KEY-RYE-ST!

I just got my California Sample Ballot…and I looked at the Presidential ballot…and I see Kanye West on the ballot…for Vice President…of the American Independent (George Wallace) Party with Rocky De La Fuente as their Presidential Candidate…

Much of what we learned so painfully in the 60s and 70s has been forgotten. Same with the 30s and 40s, apparently.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:43:11pm

re: #108 🌹UOJB!

I too am getting all sorts of stuff in the mail and over the phone. That is one of the main reasons why I am going to take my election lessons even if I do not serve at the polls.

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calochortus  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:46:06pm

I have to say, whatever is being done with my personal data, it is remarkably ineffective. I get a lot of ads that are completely irrelevant to my needs/interests. The only time I can remember clicking on an ad was a Kohl’s ad announcing a sale on jeans. Since Mr. C. was in need of some, I clicked through and bought a couple pairs. This was several (5+) years ago. The fact that I remember it should indicate how rare it is.

My favorite ads are the ones that I have absolutely no idea what they are trying to sell me. Generally that would be pictures of highly specialized tools or electronics and it makes me wonder why they thought I would want one of those things.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:46:17pm

Thing about that Pompeo-guided tweet is that it implicitly defines “legitimate” protest to be whatever Pompeo and his ilk say it is, and subsequently whatever is set on the side of “illegitimate” is free game.

This has two functions.

One, it’s wifebeater semantics—I would never hit a lady, but you’re acting like a bitch so you’re fair game. It’s how you abuse power while offloading the responsibility on the abused party: there is always a Faustian exception to the hard rule that permits the thing you shouldn’t do but want to do.

Two, it’s empty virtue signaling because these people still believe that they can superficially perform virtue by sounding strong…and unfortunately they have not one but two gullible audiences: the press that’s decided it’s art critics, and the base that’s already primed to be excited by superficiality and bombast.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:49:47pm

re: #112 calochortus

I have to say, whatever is being done with my personal data, it is remarkably ineffective. I get a lot of ads that are completely irrelevant to my needs/interests. The only time I can remember clicking on an ad was a Kohl’s ad announcing a sale on jeans. Since Mr. C. was in need of some, I clicked through and bought a couple pairs. This was several (5+) years ago. The fact that I remember it should indicate how rare it is.

My favorite ads are the ones that I have absolutely no idea what they are trying to sell me. Generally that would be pictures of highly specialized tools or electronics and it makes me wonder why they thought I would want one of those things.

Every time I buy something on Amazon (which will happen less as things start opening again, so wear your damn mask) ads for that same something chase me all over the internet. Why would I want it if I just bought it?

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calochortus  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:50:58pm

re: #114 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Every time I buy something on Amazon (which will happen less as things start opening again, so wear your damn mask) ads for that same something chase me all over the internet. Why would I want it if I just bought it?

A question that has bothered me for years.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:51:12pm

re: #113 The Ghost of a Flea

Thing about that Pompeo-guided tweet is that it implicitly defines “legitimate” protest to be whatever Pompeo and his ilk say it is, and subsequently whatever is set on the side of “illegitimate” is free game.

This has two functions.

One, it’s wifebeater semantics—I would never hit a lady, but you’re acting like a bitch so you’re fair game. It’s how you abuse power while offloading the responsibility on the abused party: there is always a Faustian exception to the hard rule that permits the thing you shouldn’t do but want to do.

Two, it’s empty virtue signaling because these people still believe that they can superficially perform virtue by sounding strong…and unfortunately they have not one but two gullible audiences: the press that’s decided it’s art critics, and the base that’s already primed to be excited by superficiality and bombast.

Three, the “legitimacy” of protests is purely subjective, hence the astounding hypocrisy of declaring that the Iranian gov’t must respect and allow protests against their own government, but the US gov’t is free to put down protests against their own gov’t with violence due to their being “illegitimate.” Iran could just as readily bring up all the protests in the US that have been put down with the truncheon and worse as “unlawful assemblies.”

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:52:09pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

People once joked that the KKK stood against three things: Koons, K—es, and Katholics.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:54:15pm

re: #116 Targetpractice

Three, the “legitimacy” of protests is purely subjective, hence the astounding hypocrisy of declaring that the Iranian gov’t must respect and allow protests against their own government, but the US gov’t is free to put down protests against their own gov’t with violence due to their being “illegitimate.” Iran could just as readily bring up all the protests in the US that have been put down with the truncheon and worse as “unlawful assemblies.”

Somewhere in here, it amounts to: the US can be the empire umpire on what is legitimate/illegitimate because it is strong.

well, “empire” for “umpire” was a Freudian slip….

So it’s just establishing a power dynamic, not making a moral statement.

Kind of like most conservative stuff involving fucking.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 2:55:49pm

re: #118 The Ghost of a Flea

Somewhere in here, it amounts to: the US can be the empire umpire on what is legitimate/illegitimate because it is strong.

well, “empire” for “umpire” was a Freudian slip….

So it’s just establishing a power dynamic, not making a moral statement.

Kind of like most conservative stuff involving fucking.

Right. “Do as we say, not as we do.” When we do it, it’s dealing with “rioters and looters.” When they do it, it’s “repressing the voice of the people.”

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:04:06pm

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:04:43pm

re: #119 Targetpractice

Right. “Do as we say, not as we do.” When we do it, it’s dealing with “rioters and looters.” When they do it, it’s “repressing the voice of the people.”

Really, it bubbles down to “caste system.”

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:05:01pm

re: #120 Targetpractice

I thought that was my job. Just kidding. We both know it happens.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:06:51pm

The secret is that I slowly poison the thread over time and thus am never revealed as the true thread killer.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:07:29pm

re: #123 The Ghost of a Flea

That works for me.

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wrenchwench  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:07:50pm

re: #120 Targetpractice

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You’re just Phillyng in.

Ooops, took too long trying to decide how to spell it.

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:13:13pm

This right here.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:14:37pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

Nominate an Aztec Jaguar Priest, and they get all pissy.

I’d join just for the ceremonial masks.

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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:16:39pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:21:25pm

re: #127 Eventual Carrion

I’d join just for the ceremonial masks.

Hallucinogenic body paint would make deliberations pretty entertaining.

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:23:42pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

Make no mistake, Facebook started out as a platform for entitled, often wealthy white young men a means to engage in misogynistIc behavior towards women. It is structured specifically to keep the dominant culture powerful at the expense of all others.

Nothing has changed in its entire history other than evolving from a slightly more sophisticated 4chan into a more sophisticated 4chan with billionaire board members.

Other groups can engage each other, but the dominant power (35% of this country, <2% of the world population) is given free reign to terrorize everyone else and maintain an entirely artificial universe of lies, fiction, and anti-science. Who needs Skynet when we have Facebook doing the dirty work for it?

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stpaulbear  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:28:49pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

I’m kind of late to the Facebook exit part of this thread, but last week I had stumbled across this TED talk by the woman who outed Cambridge Analytica. It’s over a year old and talks about how Facebook was used to misinform people before the Brexit vote, but everything she says about Facebook is still completely relevant.

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr

Edit: I guess I’m not late. I didn’t read to the bottom of the thread.

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:31:08pm

Here’s a question I’d like to see a Dem ask Amy Coney Barrett.

You made two comments on Pres Obama’s nomination of Judge Garland. One, you said a Supreme Court Justices should not be nominated in an election year. Two, a president shouldn’t nominate a justices that would alter the balance of the court. My question is how does your hypocrisy inform your judicial rulings?

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:33:00pm

Fuck these fucking fucks

The campaign arm for Senate Republicans is raising money by attempting to brand conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett as the “Notorious A.C.B.”

T-shirts with “Notorious A.C.B.” are being given out for donations between $25 and $5,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Raw Story

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Belafon  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:34:52pm

re: #133 Teddy’s Person ✌

Fuck these fucking fucks

White people trying to make rap references. It only works for RBG because it sounds similar to BIG.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:35:05pm

re: #132 Teddy’s Person ✌

Here’s a question I’d like to see a Dem ask Amy Coney Barrett.

You made two comments on Pres Obama’s nomination of Judge Garland. One, you said a Supreme Court Justices should not be nominated in an election year. Two, a president shouldn’t nominate a justices that would alter the balance of the court. My question is how does your hypocrisy inform your judicial rulings?

Even better, ask her if she still agrees with what she said in 2016, then proceed to play the clip of her saying those very things. And make clear that they are in-context, to preempt BS (from her or Repubs on the committee) that the remarks are being taken “out of context.”

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wrenchwench  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:35:44pm

re: #134 Belafon

White people trying to make rap references. It only works for RBG because it sounds similar to BIG.

Plus, she earned it.

edited to add; so far as I can tell, as a non rap listening white person.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:35:58pm

re: #133 Teddy’s Person ✌

Fuck these fucking fucks

What, was “Aunt Lydia” too on the nose?

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:36:55pm

re: #136 wrenchwench

Plus, she earned it.

This. RBG challenged the patriarchy. Amy Coney Barrett bolsters the patriarchy. Only one of those is a radical act.

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stpaulbear  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:38:42pm

re: #133 Teddy’s Person ✌

The campaign arm for Senate Republicans is raising money by attempting to brand conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett as the “Notorious A.C.B.”

They might not want to do that. There are some gender specific really bad words that start with C & B.

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:41:28pm

A - Always
C - Consult
B - Boys

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:42:36pm

It really does demonstrate the tone-deafness of modern conservatism, to try to co-opt the nickname Ginsburg has held for years without the first clue why she was given that nickname or why it was so important to her supporters.

Of course, the answer is always the same for everything they do: It’s meant to piss off liberals because “stigginit.”

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rhuarc  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:43:28pm

re: #132 Teddy’s Person ✌

Here’s a question I’d like to see a Dem ask Amy Coney Barrett.

You made two comments on Pres Obama’s nomination of Judge Garland. One, you said a Supreme Court Justices should not be nominated in an election year. Two, a president shouldn’t nominate a justices that would alter the balance of the court. My question is how does your hypocrisy inform your judicial rulings?

I’d ask her, if she wants to continue to claim to be an originalist, why she think she should be confirmed to a man’s job? Why she should be allowed to vote in elections. Women had no power and no voice in anything dealing with politics back then. So why does she feel they should now as an originalist?

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:46:35pm

re: #141 Targetpractice

It really does demonstrate the tone-deafness of modern conservatism, to try to co-opt the nickname Ginsburg has held for years without the first clue why she was given that nickname or why it was so important to her supporters.

Of course, the answer is always the same for everything they do: It’s meant to piss off liberals because “stigginit.”

It’s an offshoot of the shallowness of conservative ideology beyond accumulation of wealth and power. RBG got the nickname because she inspired passion in people and encouraged people to turn that passion into action. She became a role model who was given a kickass nickname by the people. In typically conservative fashion that passion has to be manufactured and propagated from the top down.

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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:50:27pm

re: #133 Teddy’s Person ✌

Fuck these fucking fucks

Why am I thinking that the people who would want to wear that shirt aren’t the donating type and vise-versa?

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:51:54pm

re: #143 Teddy’s Person ✌

It’s an offshoot of the shallowness of conservative ideology beyond accumulation of wealth and power. RBG got the nickname because she inspired passion in people and encouraged people to turn that passion into action. She became a role model who was given a kickass nickname by the people. In typically conservative fashion that passion has to be manufactured and propagated from the top down.

I think that’s giving them way more credit than they deserve. That it’s more about twerking the noses of their opponents, the usual bullying that we’ve become familiar with in recent decades.

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stpaulbear  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:53:10pm

re: #141 Targetpractice

Purple Heart bandaids.

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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:55:08pm
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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:56:48pm

Trumpco seems to attract people lacking in character. It’s a prerequisite for the job.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:57:23pm

re: #146 stpaulbear

Purple Heart bandaids.

Ayep. “We’re going to take something you earned through service and sacrifice…and turn it into a joke we’re going to laugh about.”

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:58:55pm

re: #148 Teddy’s Person ✌

Trumpco seems to attract people lacking in character. It’s a prerequisite for the job.

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What it shows is the same thing we’ve seen in every person he’s surrounded himself with: A thirst for power for the sake of having power. In this case, she will have decades to impose her religious views upon generations of women, something she would probably not have attained if she continued to serve on a lower bench.

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wrenchwench  Sep 26, 2020 • 3:59:33pm

re: #148 Teddy’s Person ✌

Trumpco seems to attract people lacking in character. It’s a prerequisite for the job.

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I gotta admit, if I was nominated to the Supreme Court, under any circumstances, including these, I’d have a hard time saying no.

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plansbandc  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:02:02pm

re: #131 stpaulbear

Behind The Bastards podcast just did another scathing two-parter on FB.

Recommended.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:02:03pm

re: #151 wrenchwench

I gotta admit, if I was nominated to the Supreme Court, under any circumstances, including these, I’d have a hard time saying no.

She could readily say that she would be willing to wait until after the election to accept the nomination. But I don’t imagine for a moment that Trump would have considered anyone who had the morality or ethics necessary to give such an answer.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:03:50pm

re: #153 Targetpractice

None of DT’s nominations know the meaning of ethics or morality.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:05:06pm

re: #154 PhillyPretzel

None of DT’s nominations know the meaning of ethics or morality.

Quite to the contrary - they know what the words mean, they intentionally strive to have neither.

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:05:53pm

Actually, that might be another question for Dems on the committee to consider:

“During your vetting by the White House, were you asked at any time about whether or not you would be willing to vote in favor of any election-related challenges they brought before the Supreme Court? And before you answer, be aware that we intend to ask the White House for all materials related to the vetting process and if your answer today contradicts any answer you gave to the White House, you could face impeachment for perjury and possible disbarment.”

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nines09  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:07:55pm

Follow this thread.

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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:11:15pm

Graham losing would be so meaningful to me:

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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:12:09pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:12:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:14:11pm

re: #73 A Mom Anon

I keep going back and forth on this. On the one hand Facebook is a shit mess most of the time. On the other, my son is on it ,my hubby is and a lot of my online buds are too(including some of you all here) and I would miss them. I have cleaned out my friends list a couple of times and unliked and unfollowed a bunch of crap and it’s better as far as crap on my timeline goes. I’m still debating how to let FB go and keep in regular touch with people I have no other way of contacting.

Letters. Telephone. E-mail. Like everyone in my area does it with their family and friends. (Well, not so much E-mail since most people here have no Internet service.)

For a real emergency, Western Union telegrams still exist as well.

Make a post saying you will close your account on Date X, and privately ask for telephone numbers, E-mail addresses, or mail addresses.

Anyone who doesn’t respond to it probably doesn’t want to expend the effort to keep in contact with you anyway, so why should you?

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:14:49pm

re: #159 jaunte

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They want to make her religion the topic because they want to make her appointment about their “defending the faith” versus Dems pursuing a pogrom in the name of “socialism.”

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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:21:16pm

Words you’re going to hear more than once at the hearing: “deeply held beliefs.” That’s how they’re going to spin religious fanaticism, that they’re “deeply held beliefs” that are totally legal under the Constitution and if Dems can deny her this seat for her “beliefs,” then they can deny anybody a job for having such “beliefs.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:24:03pm

My absentee ballots arrived today. They will be back in the mailbox on Monday. If a month and change isn’t enough time to get them to the county clerk’s office in time to be counted, then something was intentionally done to them.

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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:24:17pm
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jaunte  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:27:44pm

File under Climate Change / unpleasant biological challenges.

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Teddy's Person ✌  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:28:30pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:28:54pm

re: #163 Targetpractice

Words you’re going to hear more than once at the hearing: “deeply held beliefs.” That’s how they’re going to spin religious fanaticism, that they’re “deeply held beliefs” that are totally legal under the Constitution and if Dems can deny her this seat for her “beliefs,” then they can deny anybody a job for having such “beliefs.”

Exhibit A:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:30:55pm

re: #78 Decatur Deb

To be fair, you can walk to the courthouse yourself, go through the Frisk-o-Matic (No Handbags or Pocket Knives), and go to the elections office with your photo ID and fill out an application which they will hand you, then you hand it back, and they give you the ballot, which you fill out and hand back, which they notarize and put in the box, and give you a little ‘I voted” sticky. We sued to get drop boxes, but that might make it easy on the serfs. I did mine as described above a week ago: “In-person Absentee”. It was almost as though I wasn’t there.

Here in Conservatopia we don’t have to do any of that; the drop box is outside the courthouse annex, with a tampering alarm and closed circuit cameras watching it. The Sheriff’s Office is next door to it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:32:41pm

re: #83 GlutenFreeJesus

Want to prove how much they’re lying about this? Nominate a Muslim justice.

Better: Nominate an atheist.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:34:23pm

When I get my Mail in Ballot here in Texas I’m going to take it to the County Recorders Drop box and will be making a statement on my vote for twitter as I drop my ballot.
I suggest we all do the same.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:37:18pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:37:55pm

A quick way to neuter the accusations that opposition to Barrett is about her having religious beliefs: Point out that Joe Biden is a Catholic, he regularly attends mass, and that he is not being forced to hide his beliefs. Then watch Repubs spin like dynamos as they try the “No True Scotsman” routine.

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ckkatz  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:38:30pm

re: #166 jaunte

When I was in Ft Sill, Oklahoma some 36 years ago, there was a severe drought. A lot of the waterholes in Western Oklahoma and West Texas started drying up more than usual.

There was a report in the local paper about a 4th case of brain eating amoeba death in West Texas. It was blamed upon the water volume shrinking and concentrating the amoebas and then the victim swimming in the concentrated ‘soup’.

My first thought though, was that until recent times and modern medicine, the cause of these deaths would have been completely unknown and probably considered an act of G-d.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:39:06pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

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And, as (I think I have this right) Prof. Kevin Kruse demonstrated recently, the southern evangelicals were basically ok with Roe v. Wade at the time. Bringing them (“save the babies”) together with the Catholics (not a monolithic voting bloc on abortion, but the anti-abortion folks with the positions of power) in accord with the southern strategy locked abortion and 2A together to cement former foes as friends.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:40:07pm

re: #139 stpaulbear

They might not want to do that. There are some gender specific really bad words that start with C & B.

“Another [censored censored]!”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:41:16pm

re: #133 Teddy’s Person ✌

Fuck these fucking fucks

They don’t have an original bone in their bodies. They have to try and co-opt everything.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:46:53pm

re: #177 Eventual Carrion

I have a feeling that’s not going to end up being the big cultural icon thing they think it will. Like most of their “creativity” it’s stolen and/or just something they think will piss us off.

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b.d. (Dump Coughing Don!)  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:47:42pm

I’m really confused:

Pointing out Catholic bigotry is Catholic bigotry plus the people who are Anti-Catholic are the same ones who will be voting for a Catholic POTUS?

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:51:56pm

re: #168 Targetpractice

Exhibit A:

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Tell it to JFK Rubiblow

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stpaulbear  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:53:13pm

re: #179 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

I’m really confused:

Pointing out Catholic bigotry is Catholic bigotry plus the people who are Anti-Catholic are the same ones who will be voting for a Catholic POTUS?

Just read it as GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 26, 2020 • 4:55:21pm

re: #179 b.d. (Competence 2020!)

I’m really confused:

Pointing out Catholic bigotry is Catholic bigotry plus the people who are Anti-Catholic are the same ones who will be voting for a Catholic POTUS?

Just like those Mexicans that come to America to steal our jobs and also be lazy and collect welfare.

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EPR-radar  Sep 26, 2020 • 5:11:34pm

re: #142 rhuarc

I’d ask her, if she wants to continue to claim to be an originalist, why she think she should be confirmed to a man’s job? Why she should be allowed to vote in elections. Women had no power and no voice in anything dealing with politics back then. So why does she feel they should now as an originalist?

Wait a minute. Are originalists getting so rabid these days that they deny the legitimacy of amendments to the constitution?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 26, 2020 • 5:52:11pm

[moved to the next thread by me at re: #35]

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 26, 2020 • 8:02:07pm

re: #178 A Mom Anon

I have a feeling that’s not going to end up being the big cultural icon thing they think it will. Like most of their “creativity” it’s stolen and/or just something they think will piss us off.

These are the same people who play “Born in the USA” at rallies for the chorus without paying any attention to the lyrics.


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