Absolutely Gorgeous: Tommy Emmanuel, “Imagine (2020)”

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This version of the John Lennon classic “Imagine” was recorded on March 5, 2020 at Tunesmith Studio in Nashville, TN. This was the last recording Tommy Emmanuel did before the pandemic started in the US. It was produced by Tommy, engineered by Brad Benge, mixed by Tommy & Brad Benge, and mastered by Marc DeSisto. He wanted to do something special for John Lennon’s 80th Birthday (10/9/20).

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1
PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:04:20pm

GOTV.

2
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:05:47pm

and make sure they are all counted and all count!

3
Charles Johnson  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:08:41pm
4
Skandal  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:10:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:12:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:12:25pm
7
The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:16:04pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

…media very concerned about Biden’s hypothetical SC packing but with nothing to say of the Republican court packing that’s only possible because the Republicans decided to start completely ignoring norms and rules.

Because they don’t care, because they value rhetoric over truth and Trump and Republicans definitely supply a lot of rhetoric to chew over, evaluate, and opine on.

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stpaulbear  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:16:08pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:16:17pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

So he’s running for President of Columbia too? I am so confused 🤷‍♀️….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:16:47pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:18:34pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump administration separated a mother from her newborn baby.

A woman seeking asylum gave birth alone and was then separated by @CBP from her baby in a San Antonio hospital.

If one wants to use a policy of deterrence against adults, I can understand although I disagree.

But using that policy as an excuse to separate families, i.e., to make children suffer, is sick and inhumane and needs to be hung about the GOP’s neck like a rotting albatross…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:19:43pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:28:10pm

re: #11 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I one wants to use a policy of deterrence against adults, I can understand although I disagree.

But using that policy as an excuse to separate families, i.e., to make children suffer, is sick and inhumane and needs to be hung about the GOP’s neck like a rotting albatross…

Refugees should not be treated as criminals. The era of mass immigration from Mexico for employment is over. We should have a sane immigration policy to grow our economy, and a humane refugee policy to help people in need. If we need a deterrence, it should be aimed at employers exploiting undocumented immigrants.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:29:25pm

re: #13 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Refugees should not be treated as criminals. The era of mass immigration from Mexico for employment is over. We should have a sane immigration policy to grow our economy, and a humane refugee policy to help people in need. If we need a deterrence, it should be aimed at employers exploiting undocumented immigrants.

and children of refugees certainly not. but that is what is happening

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jamesfirecat  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:29:57pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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“will betray Colombia”

Who calls D.C. “Columbia” anymore?

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Oh right…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:31:10pm

Well, this was unexpected.

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ericblair  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:33:40pm

Worried about her own health (shocker) or trying to make the whole confirmation go away?

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mmmirele  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:34:06pm

re: #9 A Mom Anon

You want to bring over your remark from the last thread about people who won’t have enough Social Security and savings to retire on?

My brother has been my parents’ caretaker for the last 12 years, which would have been his prime earning years. The alternative was either for me to care for them (which I was not prepared to do with a full time job and dealing with my own issues) or to waste everything in their savings for a few years at a nice retirement center before shuffling them off to a Medicare-covered place (not so good). So we basically fell into this, where my brother first cared for my dad as he was failing, and now my mother as she gets older, more deaf, more blind and more forgetful.

Even if my mother were to (God forbid) die tomorrow, my brother is 56 and the chances of him getting another job are slim and none. Not just because of his age, but because he has diabetes and has had a couple of serious musculoskeletal surgeries over the last three years which put limits on what he can do. He’s not going to have enough to retire on. I’m already on the “work til you drop plan” (aka work until 70 to get the most out of Social Security). I’ve made him my beneficiary for the 401K and cash balance plans I have been paying into if something were to happen to me. But this is something we’ve got to deal with—there are millions of people out there in far worse shape.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:34:34pm

re: #9 A Mom Anon

So he’s running for President of Columbia too? I am so confused 🤷‍♀️….

Don’t know about Colombia but I hear from friends that Biden is very popular in Paraguay.
None other than Rutherford B. Hayes has heretofore been the best-known US president there, with both a province and a city named for him.
As in the rest of Latin America, Cheeto is reviled in Paraguay. People there would think he was Satan incarnate but they don’t think he’s smart enough

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:35:06pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

Candace Owens is a political clone of Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:38:33pm

re: #20 Eric The Fruit Bat

Candace Owens is a political clone of Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes…

Candace Owens is basically Uncle Ruckus come to life, albeit, more attractive.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:43:09pm

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and children of refugees certainly not. but that is what is happening

Its unlikely to happen, but every fucker who participated in the child separation policy should be tried for crimes against humanity.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:43:54pm

re: #21 Dr Lizardo

Candace Owens is basically Uncle Ruckus come to life, albeit, more attractive.

Boondocks - ‘White’ Heaven

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:47:37pm

re: #23 Eric The Fruit Bat

“God doesn’t have a problem with racism”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:48:03pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Castro-Chavistas? Who the fuck taught him that term I wonder.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:54:50pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 10, 2020 • 12:55:42pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:02:38pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

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Even on a drug cocktail to keep down the worst of the symptoms, he could barely talk for 18 minutes of the 30 that were promised to a crowd that didn’t even manage 1/4 of the promised size.

Perhaps the Biden campaign should reconsider that in-person debate, if only so America can watch as Donny ducks out before a coughing fit sends him to the floor.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:04:14pm

“An investigation by The Times found over 200 companies, special-interest groups and foreign governments that patronized Mr. Trump’s properties while reaping benefits from him and his administration. Nearly a quarter of those patrons have not been previously reported,” said the report. “The tax records — along with membership rosters for Mar-a-Lago and the president’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J., as well as other sources — reveal how much money this new line of business was worth.”

nytimes.com

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:04:25pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

Even on a drug cocktail to keep down the worst of the symptoms, he could barely talk for 18 minutes of the 30 that were promised to a crowd that didn’t even manage 1/4 of the promised size.

Perhaps the Biden campaign should reconsider that in-person debate, if only so America can watch as Donny ducks out before a coughing fit sends him to the floor.

Not a chance. We cannot risk Biden’s health.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:05:02pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

That would be a lovely sight but I do not think Joe’s people would approve.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:06:37pm

re: #31 PhillyPretzel

That would be a lovely sight but I do not think Joe’s people would approve.

Why should Joe risk his health? Instead let Trump go on Fox again, let the Presstitutes toss softballs at him until he has major coughing spasms.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:08:48pm

Trump is using the “only in person” as an excuse to get out of a debate. If he had reservations about Biden “cheating” they could arrange to have observers present.

But that is not the point.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:11:33pm

Because bipartisanship is still popular, many Democrats are pretending the fascists in the Senate will be replaced by doppelgangers who are rational, responsible, and can be bargained with. But the filibuster can’t be ended or reformed until 50 Democrats are ready to do so. vox.com

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:17:46pm

re: #18 mmmirele

I’m on my phone again, let me see if I can get to the desktop and bring it forward.

But yes, there are a lot of us out there in a similar situation. Not all women of course, but probably a majority.

Also, you are an awesome sister and daughter for trying to make life better for your mom and brother. That’s family values, the real kind.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:18:09pm

re: #29 🌹UOJB!

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:22:55pm

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷
This brings up a point I was thinking of writing to Joe and Kamala about:

I had to leave the workforce 27 yrs ago because of late term pregnancy complications and then having a child with developmental issues, I’ve talked about it before here a lot. As a result, when it’s time for me to collect social security, I will be lucky to get around 450 dollars a month. My husband is already collecting disability, around 2400 a month, so I would most likely get that or a bit less if he passes before me. Not enough to live super well, but with budgeting and scaling back more than we have, me and the kid would survive. I could sell the house and maybe find something smaller and less maintenance intensive, etc.

But what about women who don’t have any husband in the picture? Daycare for a special needs kid is not cheap, it literally cost more than I made a week at my last job. So since hubby had the biggest paycheck, I stayed home and learned to be a speech therapist, occupational therapist, school advocate and whatever else was needed. And it cost me. A LOT. I’m 60 now, getting a job is next to impossible unless I start my own business of some kind which with no extra money ain’t happening.

I know I am not alone in this. How can a president and congress help fix this? Because the years pass quick, and certain circumstances remain the same, even if your child becomes an adult. I don’t think I could bear or survive being homeless again, it was hard enough when I was in high school and right after, spent close to three years on the street living a very unsafe and unstable existence. If what I did all these years was truly valued this would not even be a worry.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:24:55pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:30:50pm

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:32:43pm

re: #37 A Mom Anon

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷
This brings up a point I was thinking of writing to Joe and Kamala about:

I had to leave the workforce 27 yrs ago because of late term pregnancy complications and then having a child with developmental issues, I’ve talked about it before here a lot. As a result, when it’s time for me to collect social security, I will be lucky to get around 450 dollars a month. My husband is already collecting disability, around 2400 a month, so I would most likely get that or a bit less if he passes before me. Not enough to live super well, but with budgeting and scaling back more than we have, me and the kid would survive. I could sell the house and maybe find something smaller and less maintenance intensive, etc.

But what about women who don’t have any husband in the picture? Daycare for a special needs kid is not cheap, it literally cost more than I made a week at my last job. So since hubby had the biggest paycheck, I stayed home and learned to be a speech therapist, occupational therapist, school advocate and whatever else was needed. And it cost me. A LOT. I’m 60 now, getting a job is next to impossible unless I start my own business of some kind which with no extra money ain’t happening.

I know I am not alone in this. How can a president and congress help fix this? Because the years pass quick, and certain circumstances remain the same, even if your child becomes an adult. I don’t think I could bear or survive being homeless again, it was hard enough when I was in high school and right after, spent close to three years on the street living a very unsafe and unstable existence. If what I did all these years was truly valued this would not even be a worry.

There should be a universal basic income to lift everyone out of poverty.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:33:05pm

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is how the GOP week is going: “The best check on a Biden presidency is for Republicans to have a majority in the Senate. And I do think ‘checks and balances’ does resonate with North Carolina voters.” -Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) talking openly about a Trump defeat.]

There is no way he will win the popular vote, and barring some illegal trickery, they know he is going to lose the EC as well. They need to plan for that contingency unless they are prepared to be actively engaged in him meddling with the outcome.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:33:34pm

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Here we go - the GOP is now shifting their focus to retaining the Senate as a firewall….because they’ve recognized it’s all they can hope for.

I expect we’ll probably see more of this over the next couple of weeks. And if we do, it’s a clear signal that the Republicans sense that Trump’s presidency is doomed.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:37:04pm

re: #42 Dr Lizardo

Here we go - the GOP is now shifting their focus to retaining the Senate as a firewall….because they’ve recognized it’s all they can hope for.

I expect we’ll probably see more of this over the next couple of weeks. And if we do, it’s a clear signal that the Republicans sense that Trump’s presidency is doomed.

There was even a Twitter claim that Trump had a meeting to discuss his resignation in return for a pardon from Pence. I’m sure its nonsense, but with the excuse of being sick it may be better for Trump than a humiliating landslide defeat.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:38:09pm

re: #43 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There was even a Twitter claim that Trump had a meeting to discuss his resignation in return for a pardon from Pence. I’m sure its nonsense, but with the excuse of being sick it may be better for Trump than a humiliating landslide defeat.

A Presidential pardon will not get him out of state crimes. But it will buy him time to get his ass and assets to somewhere safe.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:38:14pm

I just went to check my snail mail. I got one large handout telling me that Joe will take everything I ever earned and that DT is the best bet. I got another one that said that Joe will make a good President. And last but not least I got a letter from Herman “Pete” Mathews saying that Joe will make a good President. In other words junk and trash.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:39:34pm

Bice: Supreme Court chief justice banished Judge Brad Schimel from his own courtroom after he refused to wear mask

Shortly after Waukesha County courts opened to the public in late June, someone complained that Waukesha County Circuit Judge Brad Schimel was not enforcing the mask mandate set down by the top court officials for in-person hearings and trials.

Schimel did not respond well…

“First, I do not intend to wear a mask,” Schimel wrote, citing chronic sinus issues that he said were aggravated by wearing a mask for extended periods. “Thus, for my own health, I will not be wearing a mask.”

It was a position and attitude that would land the first-term judge in seriously hot water.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:40:32pm

re: #43 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There was even a Twitter claim that Trump had a meeting to discuss his resignation in return for a pardon from Pence. I’m sure its nonsense, but with the excuse of being sick it may be better for Trump than a humiliating landslide defeat.

I think it’s BS, but there’s a certain Trumpian logic to it - he can throw in the towel for health reasons and finagle a pardon from a caretaker President Mike Pence (his career is over, in any event) thus avoiding a major public humiliation. And then he can bitch that he certainly would’ve pulled off a victory, were it not for that damn “China virus” he caught.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:43:55pm

re: #47 Dr Lizardo

I forgot to add, aside from bitching, he can also hustle money from the rubes by saying he’s thinking about running again in 2024.

Trump’s perennial campaign - the grift that keeps on giving.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:44:34pm

‘Three Percenter’ hosted Wisconsin training by Michigan men charged in plot to kidnap governor

Most residents of Cambria, a small town in Columbia County, expressed shock at Thursday’s news that a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan’s governor had a local connection.

Not Michael Jung. He told a WDJT-TV, Channel 58 reporter that he knew about the field training the FBI says conspirators held in Cambria in July because he hosted it and took part.

Jung, 70, told reporter Brittany Lewis he knew the men, but when they came to his home between Cambria and Randolph to train in July, they didn’t talk about any plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:44:49pm

re: #48 Dr Lizardo

I forgot to add, aside from bitching, he can also hustle money from the rubes by saying he’s thinking about running again in 2024.

Trump’s perennial campaign - the grift that keeps on giving.

He will grift however he can pull in the most money for the least effort.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:47:44pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:48:45pm

re: #50 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will grift however he can pull in the most money for the least effort.

Aside from his legal problems, Trump is facing a major financial crisis as his $421 million in debt comes due.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:48:57pm

No Republicans in disarray here, nope, nothing to see here….

thehill.com

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:48:57pm
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:51:56pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

The only positive I can say about that photo of Kim Jong-un is that at least he’s wearing a normal suit and not some blinged-out generalissimo’s uniform that makes it look like he single-handedly won the Battle of the Coral Sea or something.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:52:55pm

re: #52 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Aside from his legal problems, Trump is facing a major financial crisis as his $421 million in debt comes due.

He’ll straight-up declare personal bankruptcy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:53:20pm

re: #52 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Aside from his legal problems, Trump is facing a major financial crisis as his $421 million in debt comes due.

Declaring bankruptcy could be embarrassing for him as President, but as a private businessman, that is his SOP…

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:55:51pm

re: #39 A Mom Anon

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:57:37pm

re: #54 jaunte

No, when Trump is gone the next series of actions we take need to hold media accountable. They are a HUGE part of how we got here and continue to leave out key details to inform the public. I’m not just talking about congressional actions, the public needs to keep demanding better, protesting, responding in every way possible to their ridiculous bullshit, letters, calls, emails, in huge numbers. I do think that at some point there needs to be a separation of news from infotainment and if you call yourselves a news outlet, print, online, on tv or cable or whatever, then there are standards you have to meet. So far the media has suffered as many consequences as Trump has. Rewrite the Fairness Doctrine to include the updates in how we communicate. If right wingers complain, too bad. Fox can still be on, it just can no longer call itself news or even a news like substance. Real journalism, mostly via newspapers has suffered a lot, even with the internet, but what passes for actual news is pretty much anything but.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:58:33pm

re: #58 🌹UOJB!

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:58:43pm

Fuck You, Michael Steele!

You conspired with the Koch Brothers to bring the Teabaggers to power.

Michael Steele

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 1:59:35pm

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

The only positive I can say about that photo of Kim Jong-un is that at least he’s wearing a normal suit and not some blinged-out generalissimo’s uniform that makes it look like he single-handedly won the Battle of the Coral Sea or something.

Hey! That General successfully made his rice quota 4 years in a row!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:00:06pm

re: #59 A Mom Anon

No, when Trump is gone the next series of actions we take need to hold media accountable. They are a HUGE part of how we got here and continue to leave out key details to inform the public.

That will not change until the audiences learn to be more discriminating. Up to now, Trump provides great entertainment value, an endless stream of outrageous Tweets, raucous rallies, insane speeches, not to mention the ongoing scandal show involving his family, associates and appointees…why would the media want to trade a cash cow like that for a boring-but-competent public servant?

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:00:39pm

re: #59 A Mom Anon

I can see it now as the Fox Report. Mr Long Red Nose was just seen going into the hen house…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:03:07pm

Time to call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:03:48pm

Nap time.

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retired cynic  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:05:03pm

Papua New Guinea Gold, Silver Mine Sparks Human Rights Concerns. This Is What Happens When the Extraction Industry Gets Its Way
This story reflects so many of the fights that we now see from activists, indigenous people, and environmentalists over things like the Pebble Mine and our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline.

By Charles P. Pierce

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:05:21pm

No, you’re wrong:

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:07:43pm

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There was a time when news wasn’t a money making proposition. I also realize if standards are applied and enforced, a lot of networks would just dump anything close to real news and go with tabloid crap. Its not going to be anywhere close to easy, but something’s got to give here.

This is where our billionaires could be of service, Tom Steyer, Warren Buffett, etc, could create an actual news network or two, and maybe some of those out of work investigative journalists could be of help to talk them into it. People may not read much in print anymore, but there is still a huge void for real journalism without bias and leaving out something a person in power deems offensive. This requires money, which corrupts everything, but one part of this is not letting the rich guys dictate the terms of what the stations broadcast. They are strictly investors. I’m not smart enough to figure out if anything like this would work, but we have to do something. Soon.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:10:11pm

re: #68 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What the hell is that confederate flag with a wolf(?) head on it?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:12:57pm

re: #70 A Mom Anon

What the hell is that confederate flag with a wolf(?) head on it?

some adolescent’s idea of a bad-ass logo

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:15:20pm

re: #69 A Mom Anon

There was a time when news wasn’t a money making proposition. I also realize if standards are applied and enforced, a lot of networks would just dump anything close to real news and go with tabloid crap. Its not going to be anywhere close to easy, but something’s got to give here.

especially when networks figured out they could just get an intern to mine the Internet for Trending Stories

Which led to people like Drudge and Breitbart, who figured out that all you have to do is to float a story out there long enough and it will get picked up my the msm and treated as if it had some validity beyond being re-posted or re-tweeted extensively.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:22:13pm

re: #70 A Mom Anon

What the hell is that confederate flag with a wolf(?) head on it?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:23:01pm

re: #62 b.d. (Enough!)

Hey! That General successfully made his rice quota 4 years in a row!

And Mussolini made the trains run on time.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:24:55pm

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Sigh, yeah it’s an uphill climb to be sure. I don’t know how to confront the worst offenders directly, especially the ones on network and cable. I mean there’s a 24/7 Info Wars channel on actual TV FFS.

(the husband has a jailbroke, is that the right term? Fire Stick that we use for TV now because cable is just fucking out of control expensive here. When you click on the category US News, InfoWars is the first channel listed. It also has The Blaze, Newsmax, OANN and a couple of others. There is only Free Speech TV as an opposite. I don’t know how on Earth we can possibly fight this madness, I’m mostly just thinking out loud)

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:25:40pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:26:53pm

re: #75 A Mom Anon

remember when People like Alex Jones or Tucker Carlson get cornered, they claim that they are “performance art” or “not meant to be taken seriously/literally” by their audiences.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:27:26pm

re: #76 Belafon

dier-maker?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:30:02pm

US. The past four days has seen at least 48,000 new cases of covid-19.

I wish one reporter would tell trump to fuck off next time he ways this is under control.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:31:34pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

Castro-Chavistas? Who the fuck taught him that term I wonder.

It sounds like a bit of tacky mid-century furniture.

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William Lewis  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:33:10pm

re: #39 A Mom Anon

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:40:38pm

re: #81 William Lewis

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:41:42pm

re: #57 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

However, if there are criminal proceedings underway when Trump wants to declare bankruptcy next time, the bankruptcy court will not be able to shield Trump from the criminal proceedings stopping any action that involves one of his assets.

So a creditor may file against Trump and Trump not be able to do anything about it, if the asset is part of a criminal investigation or trial.

I don’t know how it will work out for the creditor, but if an asset has been used as an instrument of crime, I suspect that a court appointed administrator will hold the asset until the criminal trials are concluded, and then just dispose of the asset to pay off whatever creditors may claim to the administrator.

This is akin to when drug dealers get their cars confiscated as part of a crime, and the car becomes an asset of the authorities once the legal proceedings are finished.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:42:37pm

re: #48 Dr Lizardo

I forgot to add, aside from bitching, he can also hustle money from the rubes by saying he’s thinking about running again in 2024.

Trump’s perennial campaign - the grift that keeps on giving.

I will be happy to support the local Democrats for Trumps 2024 GOP primary campaign. It might be the best possible use of them.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:56:34pm

Alabama’s Republican Secretary of State spells out the rules, specifically for Trump’s Army polling place disturbances: “That’s not the way it works.”

Answering Trump, Alabama election boss spells out ‘the way it works’ at polls

al.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:57:57pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 2:58:19pm

re: #53 A Mom Anon

No Republicans in disarray here, nope, nothing to see here….

thehill.com

There’s three big reasons that the WH announcing a relief bill deal with the Dems would mean peeling Mitch off the ceiling:

1. Any bill at this point that would pass muster with Pelosi and Schumer is never going to find favor with the “FREEEDDDUMB!!!” wing of the Repub ranks, which would force Mitch to pass the bill in the Senate with Dem votes. This late in the game, that could cost him and other Repubs their seats due to ire from the MAGAt ranks no matter how much Donny insists that it’s an “awesome deal.”

2. At this point, any delay in the SCOTUS fight would pretty much scuttle the opportunity to pack the seat before the election, which (again) could cost the Repubs seats in November if they’re reliant upon the courts to overturn votes in tight races. The odds that ACB will save Donny’s ass are low, but she might be the vote that keeps Leningrad Lindsey in his seat for another term.

3. Passing a bill at this point in the game would make it impossible to pin the blame on any lingering economic maladies due to CV-19 on Biden should he take office next January. As cynical as it may sound, Mitch wants to know that, whether he keeps or loses the majority, he will ensure that Joe’s presidency will be torpedoed below the waterline before he even takes office.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:01:32pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

There are lots of tweets under his account that I am 99.44% certain he didn’t write, and that’s one of them.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:02:00pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

And that is why I have the City Commissioners, City Committee and the Committee of 70 numbers in my iPhone. I have a feeling that DT may try something. I hope I am completely wrong.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:04:56pm

I think Joe Biden will end up being as beloved as Barack Obama when we get to the end and of this road.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:08:13pm

Home Depot had an arch that I wanted to put in my front yard for Halloween. I went by today to find it, and they already have Christmas up. I asked, and corporate told them to switch October 1st.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:08:33pm

re: #89 PhillyPretzel

And that is why I have the City Commissioners, City Committee and the Committee of 70 numbers in my iPhone. I have a feeling that DT may try something. I hope I am completely wrong.

We’re putting together a response to excessive waits at the polling places in our sometimes nasty climate (water, snacks, chairs, etc). We will prep our non-partisan volunteers on how to handle Goober Commandos. Identification, disengagement, and communications seems the key. Video is great, but we’ll talk to our lawyers first.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:10:20pm

re: #90 Dave In Austin

I think Joe Biden will end up being as beloved as Barack Obama when we get to the end and of this road.

They’ll be remembered as a great team, and the model for the way things must go for a decent future.

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:14:05pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:16:48pm

re: #94 b.d. (Enough!)

OK this just a joke right? Right?

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Danack  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:18:19pm

The Republican Speaker of the Michigan House is whining about not being able to warn some terrorists that the FBI was aware of their conspiracy:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:18:20pm

re: #94 b.d. (Enough!)

guys, we need a rout:

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So he does see the Ben Garrison comics.

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b_sharp  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:19:57pm

re: #94 b.d. (Enough!)

guys, we need a rout:

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You have a child as president.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:24:38pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:30:42pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

Castro-Chavistas? Who the fuck taught him that term I wonder.

Probably Dimwit D’Stupid. He’s out with another hit piece and it pisses me off that it’s on iTunes…

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piratedan  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:31:11pm

re: #96 Danack

well they were so outraged by the armed men in their assembly, just look at all of the legislation that they put into place to prevent it from ever happening again…..

*** crickets ****

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:33:04pm

re: #95 A Mom Anon

OK this just a joke right? Right?

This parallel universe? Yes.

I want to go back to the one where they let Al Gore become POTUS.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:34:04pm

re: #100 🌹UOJB!

Probably Dimwit D’Stupid. He’s out with another hit piece and it pisses me off that it’s on iTunes…

Dinesh D’umbass? I haven’t heard from him for a while.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:35:26pm

re: #95 A Mom Anon

OK this just a joke right? Right?

No.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:35:38pm

re: #90 Dave In Austin

The thing I am extremely worried about if Biden wins is that Dems will decide to “look forward, not backward” and “take the high road” and there will be absolutely no consequences for anyone involved in the ethical and/or legal depravity of the Trump admin. I am deeply worried that everything from Russia to kids-in-cages to all the other horror that has been spewing from the firehose of fuckery that has been gushing since that demon-clown took office will simply evaporate and never be spoken of again.

The media will almost certainly immediately pivot to closely scrutinizing Biden’s every last little malapropism, Republicans will continue to be Republicans, and none of them will admit to ever having supported Trump. Hell, they never even heard of him. Clearly everything from 2016-2020 was Hillary Clinton’s fault.

And that’s if Biden wins.

I have absolutely no optimism for the future, regardless of what happens. I definitely want Trump gone, because I think a second Trump term quite literally means our immediate and long-term future is a dystopian nightmare that will be written about by historians for the next 500 years (assuming human life still exists then).

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:35:57pm

re: #96 Danack

The Republican Speaker of the Michigan House is whining about not being able to warn some terrorists that the FBI was aware of their conspiracy:

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Assholes who have either voiced support or excuses for domestic terrorists want to know why they were not made aware of the plot before the FBI made its arrests.

Yeah, I can’t imagine why…/////

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:37:27pm

re: #97 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So he does see the Ben Garrison comics.

He sees Garrison as a Nostradamus.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:39:19pm

re: #107 b.d. (Enough!)

Nostradumbass

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:41:19pm

re: #108 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Nostradumbass

Take my upding, you beautiful bastard.

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:43:11pm

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:44:08pm

re: #110 b.d. (Enough!)

Show us your tits?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:44:58pm

re: #111 Decatur Deb

Show us your tits?

Oh God. BRAIN BLEACH, STAT!

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piratedan  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:45:27pm

re: #105 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I get that, and while 43 was a train wreck, the vast majority of his stuff, was done within the “margins”, so to speak. Each decision a disastrous one mind you, IRAQ, Afghanistan, not focusing on Al Queida, economic windfalls for those that didn’t need it, but things were debated in Congress, votes were taken in the Senate, members of the administration answered subpeonas, the grift may have been there but it wasn’t egregiously out in the open.

now with 45, I don’t think that the Dems can do that because they flaunted their breaking of the laws, they blew up the norms, there was no adherence to how governance was performed. I mean we have everything from the Hatch Act to Treason, to the subversion of international law, as well as US Law, acting administrators skirting the confirmation process and the wholesale lying to the public, the blatant corruption and nepotism.

I think if McConnell is going to depend on the comity of the Senate to protect him, well I hope his tech dweebies are really good because it’s gonna come out that the Russians and the GOP coordinated both money and tactics, not just with the Trump Campaign but the GOP itself. If that comes out and they can follow the money, then we arrest them all, the media that lied, the GOP party staff and those currently sitting Senators.

All of them….

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:46:08pm

re: #112 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

::: sending Brain Bleach to Quote the Raven :::

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:46:22pm

re: #112 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh God. BRAIN BLEACH, STAT!

Listen to enough AM radio and you’ll get turned on to that.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:48:14pm

re: #115 b.d. (Enough!)

Listen to enough AM radio and you’ll get turned on to that.

Listen to enough AM radio and you’ll get turned on by that.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:48:40pm

re: #110 b.d. (Enough!)

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Super Human?

No.

Super Chicken?

Yes.

Super Chicken - 01-The Oyster

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piratedan  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:51:21pm

re: #117 🌹UOJB!

obligatory…. “you knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:54:10pm

re: #90 Dave In Austin

I think Joe Biden will end up being as beloved as Barack Obama when we get to the end and of this road.

I think so too. I’ve always liked Joe but I’ve grown to greatly appreciate him as a statesman.

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:54:33pm

re: #116 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Listen to enough AM radio and you’ll get turned on by that.

diffen.com

Sums up the GOP too, explains a lot

AM has poorer sound quality compared with FM, but is cheaper and can be transmitted over long distances. It has a lower bandwidth so it can have more stations available in any frequency range.

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dangerman  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:56:27pm

re: #113 piratedan

I get that, and while 43 was a train wreck, the vast majority of his stuff, was done within the “margins”, so to speak. Each decision a disastrous one mind you, IRAQ, Afghanistan, not focusing on Al Queida, economic windfalls for those that didn’t need it, but things were debated in Congress, votes were taken in the Senate, members of the administration answered subpeonas, the grift may have been there but it wasn’t egregiously out in the open.

now with 45, I don’t think that the Dems can do that because they flaunted their breaking of the laws, they blew up the norms, there was no adherence to how governance was performed. I mean we have everything from the Hatch Act to Treason, to the subversion of international law, as well as US Law, acting administrators skirting the confirmation process and the wholesale lying to the public, the blatant corruption and nepotism.

I think if McConnell is going to depend on the comity of the Senate to protect him, well I hope his tech dweebies are really good because it’s gonna come out that the Russians and the GOP coordinated both money and tactics, not just with the Trump Campaign but the GOP itself. If that comes out and they can follow the money, then we arrest them all, the media that lied, the GOP party staff and those currently sitting Senators.

All of them….

further, a great deal of voters are actively voting because they want a response..call it justice if you will.

they will not let anyone (prez senator rep) forget one of the big reasons why they were put there this time

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:56:51pm
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jaunte  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:58:26pm
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John Vreeland  Oct 10, 2020 • 3:59:01pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

No I think he actually feels pretty good. He wants more drugs.

I always felt that if the man wants more rope then we should give it to him.

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:02:59pm

re: #124 John Vreeland

No I think he actually feels pretty good. He wants more drugs.

I always felt that if the man wants more rope then we should give it to him.

Cause of death: Choked on vomit, although it was never determined whose vomit it was. - Spinal Tap

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:03:45pm

re: #123 jaunte

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Political karma for Merrick Garland. I was against an expansion of the court before Trump nominated ACB. But if they go through with it, time to expand.

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gwangung  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:05:41pm

re: #126 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Political karma for Merrick Garland. I was against an expansion of the court before Trump nominated ACB. But if they go through with it, time to expand.

Frankly, the Court should be expanded just to match the number of districts; that was originally how we got 9.

And there should be more judges to handle the caseload.

Plenty of reason aside from political payback. But payback would be sweet.

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:09:09pm

re: #126 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Political karma for Merrick Garland. I was against an expansion of the court before Trump nominated ACB. But if they go through with it, time to expand.

Expand the court by 3 spaces. 2 young folks and Merrick Garland.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:09:51pm
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piratedan  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:11:55pm

re: #126 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I look at it this way, there should be a Supreme Court Justice for each national circuit. Currently there are 13 circuits, so expand it to 13. Also, with all of the litigious crap that is out there on a Federal level (and that will expand post 45, you better believe it), it’s time to build more courthouses and hire more lawyers, justice is supposed to be swift or at the very least, timely. Right now, corporations wait out taxpayers because they can afford to delay and people cannot. Expand the judiciary to meet those needs.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:13:49pm

re: #127 gwangung

Frankly, the Court should be expanded just to match the number of districts; that was originally how we got 9.

And there should be more judges to handle the caseload.

Plenty of reason aside from political payback. But payback would be sweet.

There’s your argument and it’s a lot better than what Senator Joseph Robinson did for FDR. And it’s true too. The country has grown a lot since we settled on 9 Scotus judges.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:14:35pm

re: #130 piratedan

I have a variation on this that hybridizes two ideas I saw today. Expand the court to double that, so 2 judges per circuit; then, for each case, draw a random panel of 13.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:16:37pm

re: #130 piratedan

I look at it this way, there should be a Supreme Court Justice for each national circuit. Currently there are 13 circuits, so expand it to 13. Also, with all of the litigious crap that is out there on a Federal level (and that will expand post 45, you better believe it), it’s time to build more courthouses and hire more lawyers, justice is supposed to be swift or at the very least, timely. Right now, corporations wait out taxpayers because they can afford to delay and people cannot. Expand the judiciary to meet those needs.

I suspect the writers of the legislation would be considering exactly that. It would expand the geography of where scotus members come from and also by defacto the diversity. I can see Biden also appointing the court’s first Asian or Native American justice. Biden talks a lot about representation. Hell Harris reminded us all that Trump hasn’t appointed one black federal judge. FFS even Nixon did that.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:22:04pm

re: #133 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

DT makes Archie Bunker look like a flaming liberal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:23:39pm

re: #37 A Mom Anon

And also, as one of our own lady lizards here can attest, even women who have worked all their lives find themselves widowed and having to sell off the very assets for which they worked so long.

I remember back in the day when I couldn’t have a credit card or even purchase a new vehicle without a male relative’s co-signature.

I have worked all my life, have been paying into Medicare since the year it was instituted (and SS since the mid-60s).

I hope I die before MrBWS because there is no way I can afford, with my SS benefit, to pay insurance costs and keep the farm (which *I* paid for and brought into this marriage).

The American Dream is a pipe dream for most American women.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:23:46pm

re: #134 PhillyPretzel

DT makes Archie Bunker look like a flaming liberal.

Representation matters. Those who complain about so called identity politics view politics from the lens of a 1950’s board meeting.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:26:01pm

Please feel free to comment.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:26:03pm

They’re all fucking crooks.

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nines09  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:27:37pm

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:30:21pm

re: #59 A Mom Anon

No, when Trump is gone the next series of actions we take need to hold media accountable. They are a HUGE part of how we got here and continue to leave out key details to inform the public. I’m not just talking about congressional actions, the public needs to keep demanding better, protesting, responding in every way possible to their ridiculous bullshit, letters, calls, emails, in huge numbers. I do think that at some point there needs to be a separation of news from infotainment and if you call yourselves a news outlet, print, online, on tv or cable or whatever, then there are standards you have to meet. So far the media has suffered as many consequences as Trump has. Rewrite the Fairness Doctrine to include the updates in how we communicate. If right wingers complain, too bad. Fox can still be on, it just can no longer call itself news or even a news like substance. Real journalism, mostly via newspapers has suffered a lot, even with the internet, but what passes for actual news is pretty much anything but.

This is the best comment I have seen here in months.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:31:00pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:31:09pm

re: #139 nines09

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John Hughes  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:32:34pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Gustavo Petro, a major LOSER and former M-19 guerrilla leader.

I is confused.

M19 — scary rapers of white wimmes or major losers?

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:34:35pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

There are so many of us out there that have to worry about this, for a host of reasons and situations. A universal basic income would help a lot, but it shouldn’t have an effect on your qualifications for Social Security benefits of any sort. I remember both sets of grandparents, all of them worked and the grandpas died first. My grandmothers both were able to keep their homes and lived fairly comfortably. Nothing fancy but nice. When my dad’s mom began declining due to Alzheimer’s, the family chose to sell the house because that was enough money for her care til the end of her life. The grandmas worked factory jobs, one at anchor hocking and the other for a company called Drew Shoes. A lot has changed since then, but it’s super fucked up that you can work hard for years and still end up in poverty or close to it after retirement. Something has to change. A lot of somethings.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:36:43pm

re: #140 Renaissance_Man

This is the best comment I have seen here in months.

I really think a lot of traditional media has discredited itself through their actions the past four years. I still do read the WaPo but I think a lot of MSM took the wrong message through the rise of digital and social media. It’s great to be able to spread the news quickly. But it’s also important to have facts straight. Too often I see people who see the quick access that we have to news and getting facts wrong. I still remember after the Boston Marathon bombing, Glenn Beck tried to say it was a Saudi student who it turned out had nothing to do with the plot of the Tsarnaev brothers. To a smaller extent, I repeatedly see friends and I include those I agree with here in posting stories that are easily not true or aren’t current events. I go out of my way while I think I know my politics are known to my friends not to make my social media full of hot takes on current events. The media needs to be aware of the responsibility they have in this age of instant news.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:37:05pm

Looks like it was a Trumper who was shot to death in Denver today. Thoughts and prayers. Trumpite sources keep characterizing the non-trump side as “BLM/Anitfa.” In fact they were the Denver Communists, apparently hijacking the name.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:39:10pm

re: #146 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Looks like it was a Trumper who was shot to death in Denver today. Thoughts and prayers. Trumpite sources keep characterizing the non-trump side as “BLM/Anitfa.” In fact they were the Denver Communists, apparently hijacking the name.

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nines09  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:39:17pm

re: #142 Barefoot Grin

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sagehen  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:39:47pm

re: #131 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There’s your argument and it’s a lot better than what Senator Joseph Robinson did for FDR. And it’s true too. The country has grown a lot since we settled on 9 Scotus judges.

The country has also grown a lot since we settled on 435 House members. Increasing that by 50%, or doubling it, will bring the electoral college a lot closer to the actual popular vote. (won’t help how the Senate tilts so heavily to rural states, but expanding the House doesn’t need an Amendment to make it happen.

Also, high-speed rail and national high-speed internet, work at home, will move a lot of coastal liberals to those sparsely populated interior states)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:40:05pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

How do we know the Trump was NOT doing everything he could to provoke the shooter?

Seems likely since they are sure that lefties do not have guns.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:40:49pm

re: #140 Renaissance_Man

Aww, thank you. I don’t know how to work all that out, but there’s a place for entertainment, and that’s fine. But news and other vital public information (emergency warnings, public safety alerts etc) should be a separate species entirely. We did it before, breaking up big media conglomerates might help too, I don’t know for sure.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:42:13pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:43:09pm

This is the actual shooting (not especially graphic). Wingers sure seem to have a lot of video of this.

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immigrant  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:45:44pm

re: #37 A Mom Anon

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:47:12pm

re: #148 nines09

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:48:09pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

How do we know the Trump was NOT doing everything he could to provoke the shooter?

Perhaps he had pre-existing conditions. Or Marijuana in his system.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:51:00pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:51:27pm

re: #154 immigrant

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plansbandc  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:51:30pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:54:22pm

re: #159 plansbandc

I think they are just so adorable. I remember a show on Animal Planet a few years ago about them and the babies are so playful and noisy.

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plansbandc  Oct 10, 2020 • 4:57:11pm

re: #160 A Mom Anon

They’re precious little beasties. I hope they prosper on the mainland and build a nice strong disease-free population.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:00:05pm

re: #159 plansbandc

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:01:57pm

re: #160 A Mom Anon

I think they are just so adorable. I remember a show on Animal Planet a few years ago about them and the babies are so playful and noisy.

But won’t they all do that tornado-woodchipper thing and destroy all the trees and whatnot?

Unrelated - As far as I know, Bugs Bunny is an animated documentary.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:03:23pm

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Did the geniuses not consider the possibility of becoming prey for the large predators?

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:03:36pm

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:03:43pm

re: #160 A Mom Anon

I think they are just so adorable. I remember a show on Animal Planet a few years ago about them and the babies are so playful and noisy.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:08:11pm

re: #164 Jebediah, RBG

Did the geniuses not consider the possibility of becoming prey for the large predators?

Apparently not. I rather suspect that alcohol was involved. More than one judgement-challenged person has met a gruesome end messing around with zoo animals.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:08:27pm

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

The only positive I can say about that photo of Kim Jong-un is that at least he’s wearing a normal suit and not some blinged-out generalissimo’s uniform that makes it look like he single-handedly won the Battle of the Coral Sea or something.

You could play ping-pong on that flattop haircut.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:13:44pm

re: #70 A Mom Anon

What the hell is that confederate flag with a wolf(?) head on it?

My American and confederate flags flying off my front porch.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:37:56pm
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Sherlock Hound  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:39:36pm

re: #170 jaunte

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nines09  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:40:42pm

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:43:15pm

re: #145 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really think a lot of traditional media has discredited itself through their actions the past four years. I still do read the WaPo but I think a lot of MSM took the wrong message through the rise of digital and social media. It’s great to be able to spread the news quickly. But it’s also important to have facts straight. Too often I see people who see the quick access that we have to news and getting facts wrong. I still remember after the Boston Marathon bombing, Glenn Beck tried to say it was a Saudi student who it turned out had nothing to do with the plot of the Tsarnaev brothers. To a smaller extent, I repeatedly see friends and I include those I agree with here in posting stories that are easily not true or aren’t current events. I go out of my way while I think I know my politics are known to my friends not to make my social media full of hot takes on current events. The media needs to be aware of the responsibility they have in this age of instant news.

It’s not even about facts any more. Mainstream news media has demonstrated how invested they are in creating a narrative. How some selected facts become a dominating narrative for months while others are simply disappeared. Just like everything else in US culture, the inequalities are simply becoming more and more blatant as demographics shift away from white supremacy, and certain people are trying anything to maintain those inequalities.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:44:47pm

re: #173 Renaissance_Man

It’s not even about facts any more. Mainstream news media has demonstrated how invested they are in creating a narrative. How some selected facts become a dominating narrative for months while others are simply disappeared. Just like everything else in US culture, the inequalities are simply becoming more and more blatant as demographics shift away from white supremacy, and certain people are trying anything to maintain those inequalities.

And that there is the problem. The narrative matters more than facts.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:46:38pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:50:44pm

re: #174 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s become a ratings race. Ad dollars to help pay those big ass salaries for show hosts (many of whom are news readers and not actual reporters or journalists). And to pay corporate execs. Then there’s the whole stock market aspect of things too, stock in companies gain or lose value on stupid whims, often manipulated purposely. The whole system is corrupt and incredibly short sighted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:55:17pm

re: #144 A Mom Anon

There are so many of us out there that have to worry about this, for a host of reasons and situations. A universal basic income would help a lot, but it shouldn’t have an effect on your qualifications for Social Security benefits of any sort. I remember both sets of grandparents, all of them worked and the grandpas died first. My grandmothers both were able to keep their homes and lived fairly comfortably. Nothing fancy but nice. When my dad’s mom began declining due to Alzheimer’s, the family chose to sell the house because that was enough money for her care til the end of her life. The grandmas worked factory jobs, one at anchor hocking and the other for a company called Drew Shoes. A lot has changed since then, but it’s super fucked up that you can work hard for years and still end up in poverty or close to it after retirement. Something has to change. A lot of somethings.

my grandmother lost her house in Yonkers after 50+ years because she couldn’t afford the property taxes after my grandfather died.
She died in a trailer park in Poughkeepsie.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:55:31pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

How do we know the Trump was NOT doing everything he could to provoke the shooter?

Kyle Rittenhouse approves this message.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 5:58:52pm

re: #176 A Mom Anon

It’s become a ratings race. Ad dollars to help pay those big ass salaries for show hosts (many of whom are news readers and not actual reporters or journalists). And to pay corporate execs. Then there’s the whole stock market aspect of things too, stock in companies gain or lose value on stupid whims, often manipulated purposely. The whole system is corrupt and incredibly short sighted.

Clicks too.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:07:35pm
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ckkatz  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:11:39pm

From last thread:

re: #75 Decatur Deb

If I’m wrong about road wheels, Abbott does fit. Turret is built for indirect fire. Brit and Indian stuff in Iowa means it belongs to an “enthusiast”.

I agree with the FV433 Abbot 105-mm Self-Propelled Gun identification and that it is most likely owned by a private collector. Last numbers I saw were around $100K for one. The bore evacuator (Ring about midway down the barrel) is a very quick tell to distinguish it from the M108. (Which is shaped very differently anyway.)

I suspect that ~100 US gallon gas tank is a bit pricey to fill. And 105mm ammunition is likely illegal.

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Danack  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:12:44pm

The guy has a point.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:16:36pm

re: #181 ckkatz

From last thread:

I agree with the FV433 Abbot 105-mm Self-Propelled Gun identification and that it is most likely owned by a private collector. Last numbers I saw were around $100K for one. The bore evacuator (Ring about midway down the barrel) is a very quick tell to distinguish it from the M108. (Which is shaped very differently anyway.)

I suspect that ~100 US gallon gas tank is a bit pricey to fill. And 105mm ammunition is likely illegal.

100 US gallons would cost over $200 in most locations, and no doubt, the fuel efficiency leaves something to be desired. The only 105mm ammunition I can think of for general purchase is mortars intended for entertainment purposes (i.e. 4” firework shells); otherwise, I imagine the government takes a very dim view on private ownership of these things.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:20:21pm

re: #120 b.d. (Enough!)

Hi from your friendly neighborhood Lizard part-time broadcast engineer!

That Diffen piece isn’t quite accurate, in some important ways.

I don’t get the “bits per second” comparison being made at all. I can engineer an AM station to sound every bit as good as an FM station (or vice versa), but it won’t matter so long as consumer radios are made the way they’re made. 99% of AM radios available today sound like dogshit. They’re designed to roll off any audio above 3 or 4 kHz, which means they sound kind of like an old analog phone call. I can set up my AM station to transmit flat audio out to 10 kHz or so, and it will sound crisp and clear and punchy on my (long-discontinued) Carver tuner. But if I go out to my car, I won’t hear any of those high frequencies and it will still sound like dogshit.

Most FM radios, by contrast, have no problem reproducing audio up to 13 or 14 kHz. So the odds are much better that you’ll hear ALL of the high-frequency audio my FM signal puts out. And while both AM and FM can broadcast in stereo, AM stereo is pretty much dead after a bad start back in the 1980s, so 99.9% of all the AM stations out there are just in mono. (Dirty secret, though: the nature of most car radios is that they have a very active “blend” circuit that means that unless you’re getting a very strong signal on FM, you’re probably actually listening in mono and haven’t noticed.)

Yes, the article is correct that because an AM signal needs only 20 kHz of RF spectrum (KFI in Los Angeles occupies roughly the space from 630 to 650 kHz, centered on its carrier frequency of 640), you can put more stations into any given width of spectrum, since an FM signal needs 200 kHz. But since the AM band is just over 1 MHz wide (530-1700 kHz, or 0.53 to 1.7 MHz), and the FM band is 20 MHz wide (88-108 MHz), the reality is that in any given community you can put maybe 15-20 AM stations and just over 20 FM stations without interference.

And because the medium-wave spectrum where AM operates is subject to something called “skywave” (signals reflect for very long distances off an ionized layer of the upper atmosphere), while the VHF spectrum where FM is located is almost purely line-of-sight, you can actually reuse FM channels much more aggressively than AM.

KFI, as a 50,000-watt “clear channel” station, is basically the only thing in the West on 640. At night, when “skywave” kicks in, you can be in Seattle or San Francisco or Salt Lake City and turn on 640 and you’ll hear KFI. Which means you can’t use 640 in any of those places, at least not at night.

But even a really good FM signal - say, KFI’s FM sister station KOST on 103.5, with a massive signal up on Mount Wilson - still usually goes only as far as the line of sight from its transmitter. That’s maybe 80-90 miles, depending on the height of the antenna and the curvature of the earth. You can’t reuse 103.5 in San Diego or Barstow, because they’re too close, but you can have a 103.5 in San Luis Obispo and one in Las Vegas and so on. So you can have literally hundreds of 103.5s in the same area that only KFI can use across the entire West.

Still with me? About that “AM is cheaper to operate” - maybe once upon a time, but no more. AM stations’ signals need towers hundreds of feet tall to serve as the entire antenna, because their wavelengths are hundreds of meters long. And you need a ground system - hundreds of long copper wires spread out from the base of that tower. Which means lots of expensive land, and technology that most of the younger engineers out there don’t really understand, because it often involves tubes and trigonometry.

But give me a little pole on a decent-height rooftop, and I can use an antenna that’s only a few feet tall to broadcast an FM signal that can cover a medium-sized city with only a few hundred watts. I could build one of those in a weekend with maybe $5000 in equipment if I had to. So these days, FM is usually much cheaper to operate, too.

Behold. I have rambled. But I love this stuff, so if anyone has questions, hit me!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:25:28pm

re: #182 Danack

The guy has a point.

Elon Musk. Glad I never bought into the hype behind him.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:28:28pm

re: #183 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

100 US gallons would cost over $200 in most locations, and no doubt, the fuel efficiency leaves something to be desired. The only 105mm ammunition I can think of for general purchase is mortars intended for entertainment purposes (i.e. 4” firework shells); otherwise, I imagine the government takes a very dim view on private ownership of these things.

Solid (non-HE) ammo for a 105 might be legal. Howitzer shot is legal, and the North-South Skirmish Association holds a target championship for CW vintage “Wheeled Guns”.

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stpaulbear  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:29:37pm

re: #184 i(m)p(each)sos

Behold. I have rambled. But I love this stuff, so if anyone has questions, hit me!

Just a comment: Seems like everything on FM is compressed to the point where music can’t sound good anyway.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:31:02pm

re: #186 Decatur Deb

Solid (non-HE) ammo for a 105 might be legal. Howitzer shot is legal, and the North-South Skirmish Association holds a target championship for CW vintage “Wheeled Guns”.

That’s actually interesting, and a bit terrifying. I wouldn’t trust one of these redneck assholes with anything more dangerous than a BB gun.

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lawhawk  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:31:40pm

re: #128 b.d. (Enough!)

Expand the court by 3 spaces. 2 young folks and Merrick Garland.

The Court should expand to at least 15. Expand the number of US circuits to 15. Add at least 100 justices across the entire system.

The courts have been stuck at the current levels for decades, and doesn’t take into account the litigious nature of the nation, the number of cases clogging the dockets, and the slow pace of justice.

15 circuits = 15 members of the US Supreme Court.

There’s no rational reason that the court remained at 9 justices when the number of circuits increase to 13. 13 is insufficient, particularly when the 2d, 9th, and 5th are overburdened with cases (because they’ve got NY, CA, and TX respectively).

Up the number of geographical circuits by splitting the 9th in particular.

That should be among the first things Democrats address, along with the DOJ and rescinding that nonsensical DOJ finding about not indicting a sitting president when they engage in felony conduct.

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lawhawk  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:33:39pm

re: #180 Charles Johnson

It’s weird how they now claim that Trump’s been fever free for over 24 hours, which is an apparent lie by omission (that he was feverish before this, and has only now managed to have normal temps for last 24 hours).

No one has any reason to trust anything coming from Trumpworld about anything they say or do.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:33:50pm

re: #188 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s actually interesting, and a bit terrifying. I wouldn’t trust one of these redneck assholes with anything more dangerous than a BB gun.

n-ssa.org

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ckkatz  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:34:19pm

re: #183 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

100 US gallons would cost over $200 in most locations, and no doubt, the fuel efficiency leaves something to be desired.

Yup, about 3 miles per gallon. (Loaded, it weighs about 17 tons ?tonnes?)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:35:25pm

re: #192 ckkatz

Yup, about 3 miles per gallon. (Loaded, it weighs about 17 tons ?tonnes?)

So that 100 US gallon tank would have similar range to Mrs. Fish’s 24 US gallon tank. Things that make you go hmm.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:36:52pm

re: #188 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

As someone who was shot with a BB gun when I was biking back and forth to work many moons ago, by a redneck in a truck who decided he hated bicycles, I don’t even want these fucks to have a slingshot or access to rocks. (That bb is still in my leg over 30 yrs later. The ER doc said removing it might cause permanent nerve damage.)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:37:45pm

re: #194 A Mom Anon

As someone who was shot with a BB gun when I was biking back and forth to work many moons ago, by a redneck in a truck who decided he hated bicycles, I don’t even want these fucks to have a slingshot or access to rocks. (That bb is still in my leg over 30 yrs later. The ER doc said removing it might cause permanent nerve damage.)

I can definitely understand that. I had friends who had similar wounds. Also, my best friend growing up got shot in the ass by birdshot from a 20-gauge shotgun.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:38:43pm

re: #182 Danack

[Embedded content]

The guy has a point.

Quite true. But imagine a big red cross on that thing. Shelters, first aid gear. An hour or two after a major earthquake or some disaster.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:38:54pm

This is an amazing photo of the shooting in Denver today. The soon-deceased Trumper, on the left, is spraying the other guy with Mace just before the latter fires.

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:41:21pm

re: #185 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Elon Musk. Glad I never bought into the hype behind him.

I will be totally unsurprised if someone sneaks up and slits his throat he is waiting in line for BBQ in his newest Austin utopia. The only thing that would surprise me is that he was waiting in line.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:41:48pm

re: #170 jaunte

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ckkatz  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:46:18pm

About those cannon:

In a move that showed their contrition, MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman showed up at the door of the Dublin, Calif., house that their crew had hit with cannon fire yesterday to say sorry.

cnet.com

Having been in the Army Field Artillery, I can attest that there are occasionally… mistakes. I was on the receiving end of ‘friendly fire’ several times when I was a forward observer. Which most definitely isn’t friendly.

Below is an example which I, fortunately, did not participate in.

Three killed, 25 hurt in Army training accident at Fort Sill

ORT SILL, Okla. — An errant artillery round exploded Wednesday afternoon at an Army rifle training range, killing three soldiers and injuring at least 25 others.

Details on the accident at Fort Sill, near Lawton, Okla., remain sketchy, but base spokeswoman Sheila Samples said the accident occurred about 5 p.m. CDT at a training range on the west side of Fort Sill.

‘(The victims) said they were standing in formation and someone yelled, ‘Incoming!’ and bodies were everywhere,’ Elliott said. ‘All (the survivor) remembers is a big blast, and everybody was laid out everywhere.’

upi.com

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:46:21pm

re: #183 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

100 US gallons would cost over $200 in most locations, and no doubt, the fuel efficiency leaves something to be desired. The only 105mm ammunition I can think of for general purchase is mortars intended for entertainment purposes (i.e. 4” firework shells); otherwise, I imagine the government takes a very dim view on private ownership of these things.

Memory that depresses me. My 1970 1/2 AMC Gremiln had a 25 gallon gas tank and that was back when the highest price for regular gas was around 25¢/gallon. I could fill the tank for $6.25 AND get a premium for filling the tank up…

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b_sharp  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:48:50pm

re: #201 🌹UOJB!

Memory that depresses me. My 1970 1/2 AMC Gremiln had a 25 gallon gas tank and that was back when the highest price for regular gas was around 25¢/gallon. I could fill the tank for $6.25 AND get a premium for filling the tank up…

BONUS: It was a Gremlin.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:49:36pm

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Great, here comes the” antifa are so violent, look at what they did to a great patriot bullshit”.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:49:58pm

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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ckkatz  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:50:46pm

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

This is an amazing photo of the shooting in Denver today. The soon-deceased Trumper, on the left, is spraying the other guy with Mace just before the latter fires.

[Embedded content]

Aha! That explains the brown cloud in the video at the time of the shooting.

I had assumed that the cloud came from the firearm. So I was trying to figure out whether the shooter was using some sort of black powder firearm with a more modern powder or something.

edit ‘block’ -> black

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piratedan  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:55:18pm

re: #205 ckkatz

not defending the shooter, because they should be arrested and stood to trial.

I have no compunction saying if roles were reversed, we’d be hearing about how the shooter had the right to defend themselves because there was no way to know what they were being sprayed with and that the assault was started by the person getting shot.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:17:37pm

re: #187 stpaulbear

Just a comment: Seems like everything on FM is compressed to the point where music can’t sound good anyway.

Very true. Audio processing technology is actually better today than it’s ever been. I can make my FM signal sound like a million bucks… but I don’t do the programming, just the engineering, and the source material is all contemporary music that comes in already compressed all to hell. Garbage in, garbage out. (The quality of the mastering, not necessarily the music… I’m not old enough yet to be complaining about “the crap those youngs listen to”!)

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:17:40pm

re: #29 🌹UOJB!

Trump is sleazy and corrupt in so many ways that we can’t even keep up with the constant revelations.

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jeffreyw  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:21:05pm

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

This is an amazing photo of the shooting in Denver today. The soon-deceased Trumper, on the left, is spraying the other guy with Mace just before the latter fires.

[Embedded content]

I clicked through to the better photo in the article. It looks to me like the pistol is in mid-cycle. It has just been fired. I might even be seeing the ejected empty in the air above the gun.


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