A Powerful Statement From Malika Tirolien: “RISE”

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New single RISE out now
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Director, Videographer and Editor: Jesse Freeston
Set Director and Video Coordinator: Marcelle Partouche
Camera Assistant: Jonathan Cortes
VFX Consultant: AJ Korkidakis

Written and composed by Malika Tirolien
Arranged and produced by Malika Tirolien and Michael League

Personnel:
Malika Tirolien - vocals
Jason Lindner - keyboards
Frank Locrasto - keyboards
Charles Haynes - drums
Michael League - minimoog bass

Engineered by Nic Hard and Ted Tuthill
Assistant engineer: Jacob Zacharia
Mixed by Nic Hard
Mastered by Grey Market Mastering
Recorded at: Highbreedmusic Studio

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Lyrics (English Translation)
We’ve run for so long
Always taking detours
Now we’ve arrived

We can’t pretend we’re deaf anymore
The signs are way too obvious
We rise

They used to be judged as savages
Some thought we had turned the page
But the First Nations were wise
We now realize their heritage
After our wreckage we apply their bandages
To heal with foliage and with living food (raw-fresh)
Respect our surroundings and remember we’re together
We come back to nature
From our hair to our products
Essential oils
Became our friends
We recycle, we support green parties
We share health infos on social media
We exchange cow milk with breastmilk
We know when to stand up and when to avoid battles

We rise
We rise yeah
We rise

Stress our enemy
Is losing its incredible power
Battling against meditation and its magic
More people practice yoga, qi gong or tai chi
Hopes of a better life are flooding the spirits
We heal when got faith but mostly when we act
When we replace Nutella with vegetables and fruits
We put health, family and friends first
We prefer real company to that of the wifi
But we stay connected, affected
By the joys and pains from afar and the ones near by
Internet and travels break prejudices
We realize we are all on the same side

We rise
We rise yeah
We rise

We come back to our roots
Finally proud of our origins
We include new colors on the pictures
In superhero mode
Women don’t bend the spine anymore
They rather put misogynists K.O
And the popo can’t spill ink anymore
Cause the brothers finally got tired of
Letting them feed a hungry genocide
We ain’t here to ask anymore
We ain’t got chains anymore
We are free in our countries, we are free in our minds
It is not only in movies that we steal the show
Everyday day we create some Marielles Ninas and Malcolms
The pyramid is falling, we’re changing the game

We rise
We rise yeah
We rise

And so with love
We finish the race
Now we’ve arrived

Yes, the day has come
It is the end of the countdown
We rise

We rise
(From the north to the south
From east to west
No denying, the heavenly ways
Are manifesting)

We’re rising
(We feel it all around us
Conscious elevation is reaching from everywhere)

We rise
(From the tiny to the huge
From the mineral to the animal
For the terrestrial to the astral)

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402 comments

1
PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:53:47pm

::: Sniff :::
Ah There is nothing like the smell of a new thread. GOTV.

2
Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 6:59:44pm

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

3
b_sharp  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:06:59pm

re: #1 PhillyPretzel

::: Sniff :::
Ah There is nothing like the smell of a new thread. GOTV.

Cough, cough, cough…

4
b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:07:01pm

Trump isn’t done, his scorched earth campaign has not even started,

5
PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:08:11pm

re: #3 b_sharp

::: a bowl of chicken soup for B Sharp :::

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:08:39pm

re: #4 b.d. (Enough!)

Trump isn’t done, his scorched earth campaign has not even started,

deleted a mess

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:10:01pm

::: pouring champagne for the room :::
Thanks for putting me at 45,000 Karma.

8
A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:13:24pm

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

Yay!!!🥂

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:14:07pm

Has anyone seen Teddy’s Person today? I’ve been thinking of her all day.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:15:31pm

re: #9 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think I saw her in the previous thread.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:18:29pm

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

::: pouring champagne for the room :::
Thanks for putting me at 45,000 Karma.

YAY

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prairiefire  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:20:20pm

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

::: pouring champagne for the room :::
Thanks for putting me at 45,000 Karma.

Good on you!

13
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:21:39pm

On the issue of genocide trials:

ICE is Using Torture Against Cameroonian Immigrants to Coerce Deportation, According to New Complaint Filed by Immigrant Rights Groups (Southern Poverty Law Center)

Cameroon American Council, Freedom for Immigrants, Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Detention Watch Network (DWN), Natchez Network, Haitian Bridge Alliance, and Families for Freedom together filed a multi-individual complaint with the Department for Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), condemning the agency for deploying excessive force to coerce Cameroonian asylum seekers into signing their own deportation papers.

According to the complaint, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) coerced eight Cameroonian men detained at the privately operated Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi on September 27 and 28. The complaint describes the coercive tactics, including threats of violence and direct physical abuse to obtain submission, forced taking of fingerprints while individuals are in restraint, and the use of pepper spray against those who decline to sign their deportation papers.

“An ICE agent came to see me Sunday, September 27, 2020 to try to get me to sign a deportation document,” reports a Cameroonian asylum seeker, identified as D.F. in the complaint. “I said I didn’t want to sign a deportation order. I said I am afraid to go back to my country. He promised me he would torture me. Monday, September 28, 2020, he came again while I was outside to try to force me to sign, I refused to sign. He pressed my neck into the floor. I said, Please, I can’t breathe.’ I lost my blood circulation. Then they took me inside with my hands at my back where there were no cameras.”

Advocates allege that these acts of abuse are in violation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, which the US has ratified, as well as ICE’s own standards.

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Teukka  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:25:34pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

On the issue of genocide trials:

ICE is Using Torture Against Cameroonian Immigrants to Coerce Deportation, According to New Complaint Filed by Immigrant Rights Groups (Southern Poverty Law Center)

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Not a genocide offense, but I’m sure what they’re doing falls under crimes against humanity, or some other offense under universal jurisdiction.

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plansbandc  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:26:30pm
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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:27:16pm

Report that the shooter in the Denver incident was a private security guard. It looks like he was possibly contracted to a media unit, police say “not antifa”.

One dead after gunfire at downtown Denver rallies; private security guard in custody
denverpost.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:32:57pm

re: #14 Teukka

Not a genocide offense, but I’m sure what they’re doing falls under crimes against humanity, or some other offense under universal jurisdiction.

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You’re correct, it falls under Crimes against Humanity. It violates our own laws as well as international treaties.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:34:28pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

Report that the shooter in the Denver incident was a private security guard. It looks like he was possibly contracted to a media unit, police say “not antifa”.

One dead after gunfire at downtown Denver rallies; private security guard in custody
denverpost.com

The right wing already has its narrative: He’s a violent leftist.

This security guard will be in danger of feral conservatives if he’s released without charges.

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:36:55pm

Went for a hike with m’ lady friend today. Gorgeous indian summer day. Only complaint: there was a lot of people out and about. Today most likely was the last really nice warm day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains for some time. It’s supposed to snow up in the mountains and rain in the valleys tomorrow.

Instagram

Me, taking a seat on Devil’s Causeway, Flat Tops Wilderness, CO. In front and behind me are several hundred foot drop offs.

And here’s m’ lady friend’s dog Kevin Bacon.

Instagram

Fabulous fall hike in the Flat Tops.

#mountaincorgi #devilscauseway #routtcounty #flattopswilderness #dogswhohike

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:38:18pm

Some of the interesting history Channel shows are about food empires in the early 20th century. Harlan Sanders was a gas station owner, after a whole lot of other jobs, and began selling fried chicken from there. There was another gas station owner in the area, who was caught by Sanders painting over his road sign. A gunfight ensued, and the other owner killed one of Sanders’ men. That guy would end up in jail, leaving Sanders as the only gas station in town.

Also, if you read Sanders’ Wikipedia page, he had a short fuse and lost a number of jobs because of it.

en.m.wikipedia.org

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Teukka  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:40:10pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You’re correct, it falls under Crimes against Humanity. It violates our own laws as well as international treaties.

Some violations of some treaties fall under universal jurisdiction in order to give them more teeth and thus give incentive to not to violate them.

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stpaulbear  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:41:02pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

Fabulous fall hike in the Flat Tops.

It’s all fun until you have a fabulous fall.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:41:15pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

Went for a hike with m’ lady friend today. Gorgeous indian summer day. Only complaint: there was a lot of people out and about. Today most likely was the last really nice warm day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains for some time. It’s supposed to snow up in the mountains and rain in the valleys tomorrow.

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Daughter2 and the grandson had reservations to tent camp this weekend at a N Colorado park, but they bailed on it because the forecast was 18f. They’re only a year out of Alabama, not equipped for Colorado yet.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:42:26pm

re: #23 Decatur Deb

Daughter2 and the grandson had reservations to tent camp this weekend at a N Colorado park, but they bailed on it because the forecast was 18f. They’re only a year out of Alabama, not equipped for Colorado yet.

Only 18 degrees F? Oh, come on. That’s a day at the office here in the wild north country.

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Teukka  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:43:10pm

Comic relief. This one behind a spoiler lest the opposition see it and take it seriously…

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:44:40pm

re: #24 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Only 18 degrees F? Oh, come on. That’s a day at the office here in the wild north country.

I don’t know if it’s ever been 18 degrees here.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:45:45pm

re: #26 Decatur Deb

I don’t know if it’s ever been 18 degrees here.

The record low in Alabama is -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), according to Wikipedia, set in 1966.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:46:30pm

re: #27 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The record low in Alabama is -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), according to Wikipedia, set in 1966.

Must have been the Yankee part of Alabama.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:46:32pm

The Omaha World-Herald is reporting the death rate from Covid-19 is much higher in Iowa than Nebraska. Epidemiologists and public health officials note that after accounting for the difference of population in the two states, the issue seems to be Iowa’s much older population.

Iowa’s population of 3.1 million is 63% larger than Nebraska’s 1.9 million, so you would expect more deaths there.

But at times, Iowa’s death toll has been running roughly three times higher than Nebraska’s. Overall, Iowa ranks 23rd among the states in per capita deaths, while Nebraska ranks 40th.

And that comes despite the fact that the rates of COVID-19 cases in the two states have not differed significantly. Overall, Iowa ranks eighth among the states in per capita cases, and Nebraska ranks 15th.

In fact, looking at daily cases per 1 million people, the spread of the virus in Nebraska and Iowa has been remarkably similar. Other than a huge spike of cases in Iowa right after college students returned to campuses, the ebb and flow of new cases in the two states has been mostly parallel.

What’s the matter with Iowa? Why COVID-19 deaths east of Missouri River are so much higher

Population density is no longer a factor, either.

The latest case figures also cast much doubt on density: The eight states that as of Sunday had the biggest week-over-week increases in virus cases include some of the nation’s least dense states. In order, they include Montana (ranked 48th in population per square mile), Wyoming (49th), Wisconsin (26th), North Dakota (47th), South Dakota (46th), Alaska (50th), Utah (40th) and Nebraska (43rd). Iowa, which has the 36th-highest density, posted the 16th-highest week-over-week growth.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:46:49pm

We had our weekly discussion with our Texas brother today. My sister mentioned a couple potentially controversial issues but the only one that elicited any feedback was about Trump and masks. Our brother talked — not about Trump — but about how everywhere he travels in Texas, people are wearing masks. Even in places that don’t have mandates, everyone is following the recommendations. I tried to bring up a couple situations where there were disagreements, and he dismissed them as minor. He and his wife (and their dogs) just returned from a road trip to visit her daughter’s family in Michigan, and everywhere they stopped, people were wearing masks in stores. So maybe more of the population is sensible when it comes to precautions — even those who are ardent Trumpsters like my brother and his wife.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:46:55pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The right wing already has its narrative: He’s a violent leftist.

This security guard will be in danger of feral conservatives if he’s released without charges.

Don’t care if they have their story. Tired of people thinking it matters that they “have their story.” If someone says anything, then I’ll ask, “You mean a security guard?”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:46:57pm

re: #28 Decatur Deb

Must have been the Yankee part of Alabama.

Contrast that with Minnesota’s record of -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), set in 1996.

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:47:46pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:49:10pm

re: #32 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And with that said, Minnesota is 4th behind Montana, Utah, and of course, Alaska.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:50:32pm

re: #32 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Contrast that with Minnesota’s record of -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), set in 1996.

We get detectable snow about every 10 years. Once we had several inches.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:51:35pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is what we’ve sunk down to under Trump. Disgusting. Unfortunately I anticipate that they’ll be deported anyways.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:52:12pm

re: #35 Decatur Deb

We get detectable snow about every 10 years. Once we had several inches.

From everything I hear, if you guys have snow that actually accumulates, your whole state shuts down. We have an entire squadron of snowplows dedicated to keeping the runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport cleared in the winter. They run all 8 of them abreast, the runway cleared in a single pass, and then the plane departs while the trucks reset for the next plane.

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:54:43pm

re: #34 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Colorado has two locations that have recorded -60° F or lower. Maybell, CO (NW corner of the state) -61°, 1 February 1985 and Taylor Park, CO (35 miles ENE of Gunnison) with -60°, twice, once on 1 February 1951 and on 1 February 1985.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:54:44pm

re: #37 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

From everything I hear, if you guys have snow that actually accumulates, your whole state shuts down. We have an entire squadron of snowplows dedicated to keeping the runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport cleared in the winter. They run all 8 of them abreast, the runway cleared in a single pass, and then the plane departs while the trucks reset for the next plane.

Our town has closed its schools on the false rumor of snow. One year that we had a bit, the neighbor kids went house to house, collecting enough for a snow man.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:56:04pm

re: #38 teleskiguy

Colorado has two locations that have recorded -60° F or lower. Maybell, CO (NW corner of the state) -61°, 1 February 1985 and Taylor Park, CO (35 miles ENE of Gunnison) with -60°, twice, once on 1 February 1951 and on 1 February 1985.

I was just checking Wikipedia, which, presumably, only polls the most prominent weather stations in each state. If you went far to the north, undoubtedly North Dakota and northern Minnesota would record temperatures lower than this.

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stpaulbear  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:57:18pm

re: #32 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Contrast that with Minnesota’s record of -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), set in 1996.

That cold snap started about 2 days after I had moved into my house. I remember we were all happy on moving day because it was about 10 F. I also remember that my parking lot in downtown Minneapolis was about 5 blocks from the office with no skyways on the route. That was a l-o-n-g week. It felt so good when it made it back above -20.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:58:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:58:40pm

Panhandle Public Health District Dashboard

Total cases: 1,061 (+12)
Cumulative positivity rate: 6.6% (awful)
Most by age: 20-29, then 10-19
Women and girls are 2/3 of cases
Deaths: 11 (+2, both in Scott’s Bluff County)
Active cases: 158
In hospital: 15, total beds available: 42%, ICU beds available: 18%

There are no cases in my town (117), Llewellyn (199), and Lisco (64). Alliance is at high risk, all other cities and villages are at moderate risk.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:59:27pm

re: #41 stpaulbear

That cold snap started about 2 days after I had moved into my house. I remember we were all happy on moving day because it was about 10 F. I also remember that my parking lot in downtown Minneapolis was about 5 blocks from the office with no skyways on the route. That was a l-o-n-g week. It felt so good when it made it back above -20.

The first year that I was in Minnesota, the winter was fairly hard, with a large amount of snow (Mrs. Fish had to pull me out of my impromptu outdoor parking spot) and extreme low temperatures (I definitely recorded multiple days near -40 degrees F/C). It was a harsh reminder of the environment into which I had willingly injected myself.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 7:59:50pm

M&M stands for Mars and Murrie. Mars was the son of the founder or Mars candy company, and Murrie was the president of Hershey, who was the cocoa supplier to Mars and every other chocolate company in the US.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:01:40pm

While watching the History Channel, I saw two ads for Biden, and one for Dinesh’s Trump Card.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:04:11pm

Weirdest winter weather bit here was a trip to the local flea market, where a table had a nice, lightly-used, curling stone.

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stpaulbear  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:04:18pm

re: #37 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

From everything I hear, if you guys have snow that actually accumulates, your whole state shuts down. We have an entire squadron of snowplows dedicated to keeping the runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport cleared in the winter. They run all 8 of them abreast, the runway cleared in a single pass, and then the plane departs while the trucks reset for the next plane.

Yeah, but we’re SOL up here if we needed to hire a crew to remove an alligator from out pools.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:04:58pm

Mr. Perpetually Undecided.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:05:03pm

re: #48 stpaulbear

Yeah, but we’re SOL up here if we needed to hire a crew to remove an alligator from out pools.

Yeah, that would definitely be a bit of a wrench in the works.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:05:39pm

re: #38 teleskiguy

Colorado has two locations that have recorded -60° F or lower. Maybell, CO (NW corner of the state) -61°, 1 February 1985 and Taylor Park, CO (35 miles ENE of Gunnison) with -60°, twice, once on 1 February 1951 and on 1 February 1985.

Damn. Just build an igloo.

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plansbandc  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:06:26pm

:D

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plansbandc  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:07:13pm

The internet really is undefeated.

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Jack Burton  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:07:29pm

re: #49 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Mr. Perpetually Undecided.

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I can’t tell what this guy is actually getting at, but anyone who used the term “Neo-liberal” is immediately suspect to me.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:08:18pm

re: #48 stpaulbear

Yeah, but we’re SOL up here if we needed to hire a crew to remove an alligator from out pools.

Wife and Daughter1 paddled a kayak up to a 12-footer they mistook for a log.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:09:08pm

re: #54 Jack Burton

I can’t tell what this guy is actually getting at, but anyone who used the term “Neo-liberal” is immediately suspect to me.

He’s not undecided. He’s a undeclared Republican, abs the news people’s favorite go to undecided.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:10:44pm

re: #45 Belafon

Mars, the son, had been kicked out of the company by his dad. The son had a nasty tendency of claiming credit for stuff he didn’t do.

Murrie was pissed because Hershey passed over him to lead the company when he retures.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:10:46pm

Denver 9’s own story on the shooting. It was their security guard who shot the Trumpster.

1 dead, security guard in custody after shooting near dueling Denver rallies

A private security guard is being held as a suspect in a deadly shooting near the Denver Art Museum, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

The private security guard was contracted through Pinkerton by 9NEWS. It has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to hire private security to accompany staff at protests.

DPD originally took two people into custody, and later found the second individual, a 9NEWS producer who works in the investigative unit, was not involved in the incident. The producer is no longer in police custody and is not a suspect.

This incident occurred beneath a city police surveillance camera and police confirmed they have footage of what happened.

DPD said that a little before 3:50 p.m. there was some sort of verbal altercation just as protesters were leaving the area.

The shooter was in plain clothes. One possibility is that the Trumpster was making the usual blood-curdling threats against the media and the guard took him at his word, especially after he deployed his bear mace.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:10:56pm

re: #27 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The record low in Alabama is -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), according to Wikipedia, set in 1966.

The record low in Nebraska is -47°F (-43° Commie), set at Camp Clarke (a couple miles west of my county seat) on 12 February, 1899.

The range for the average annual number of days with minimum temperatures of 0° F or lower decreases from about 25 in the north to 10 in the southeast. Extreme minima of -40° F and lower have been recorded at many locations in the west and north. Although winters in Nebraska are classed as cold, there are usually several periods of mild pleasant weather, when thawing occurs. The number and duration of mid-winter mild intervals increases southwestward across the State.

On rare occasions, light freezes have been noted during June, July and August in the panhandle and north-central areas which are subject to extreme cold air drainage on calm, clear nights.

coolweather.net

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:12:38pm

Heh Onion…
Overwhelmed White Nationalist Militia Spread Way Too Thin Plotting Attacks Against Everyone Trump Wants

WAUSAU, WI—Complaining that it was unrealistic to expect their small, grassroots terror organization to foment civil war on so many fronts at once, overwhelmed members of a local white nationalist militia stated Friday they were stretched to the limit trying to attack everyone the president wants them to. “So, just looking at what President Trump would like from us right now, we’re supposed to kidnap several congresswomen in Washington, run over some protestors in Louisville, and blow up a mosque in Minneapolis—how is it possible for a handful of guys to do all that?”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:12:53pm

re: #58 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Denver 9’s own story on the shooting. It was their security guard who shot the Trumpster.

1 dead, security guard in custody after shooting near dueling Denver rallies

The shooter was in plain clothes. One possibility is that the Trumpster was making the usual blood-curdling threats against the media and the guard took him at his word, especially after he deployed his bear mace.

Pinkerton? Wow, I didn’t know they were still a thing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:14:11pm

re: #49 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Mr. Perpetually Undecided.

Or a libertarian.

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:14:24pm

re: #58 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

This will ratchet up the mouth-breathers’ hate and animosity towards the FAKE NOOZ.

THE FAKE NOOZ KILLED ONE OF OURS!!!

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:15:15pm

re: #49 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Mr. Perpetually Undecided.

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Here’s a challenge for Ken Bone: Mr. Bone, can you find ONE positive thing to say about your so-called “neoliberal” opponents?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:17:25pm

The tragedy of inbreeding:

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:17:28pm

I received my ballot in the mail today.

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William Lewis  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:18:09pm

re: #54 Jack Burton

I can’t tell what this guy is actually getting at, but anyone who used the term “Neo-liberal” is immediately suspect to me.

= people who think they’re liberal but don’t vote for King Bernie.

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Jack Burton  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:18:13pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Or a libertarian.

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That makes more sense. Republicans don’t use the term Neoliberal. (They don’t differentiate between different people to the left of them. We are all Commies as far as they are concerned). I only hear that from the dirtbag left, BernieBros, various other far left Unicorn Hunters, and Libertarians.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:19:16pm

I have felt 50 below or colder twice in my life. It is…not fun.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:20:42pm

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The record low in Nebraska is -47°F (-43° Commie), set at Camp Clarke (a couple miles west of my county seat) on 12 February, 1899.

coolweather.net

Record low in Illinois was −38 °F (−38.9 °C), recorded on January 31, 2019, at Mt Carroll, Illinois. But for Chicago, my home town, record low was -27 degrees, on Jan. 20, 1985.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:22:19pm

re: #70 Hecuba’s daughter

Record low in Illinois was −38 °F (−38.9 °C), recorded on January 31, 2019, at Mt Carroll, Illinois. But for Chicago, my home town, record low was -27 degrees, on Jan. 20, 1985.

Lake Michigan keeps things a bit warmer. I lived on the southeast shore for a decade, I was one of the victims of the great spring storm of 1995 (or was it 1996?) that left us without power for 4 days, when I had to clear the driveway so my dad could get gas for the generator and water to keep the family alive.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:23:30pm

One person shot, news station’s private security guard in custody after protests in Denver

Yikes!

The Denver Post reports that the man who was shot was part of a pro-police “Patriot Rally.”

I’m really leaning toward a threatened attack against the media. Note that only one shot was fired. Pinkertons have a nasty history but they usually know the rules. I think he’ll walk.

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:25:56pm

I went to college in Gunnison, CO. -20° F to -40° F temperatures were not uncommon. I remember one cold snap where it didn’t get above -15° F for about two weeks. Then one day it got up to 19° F and I shit you not people were walking around in shorts (myself included), playing volleyball outside and skateboarding in the skate park.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:27:15pm

re: #30 Hecuba’s daughter

We had our weekly discussion with our Texas brother today. My sister mentioned a couple potentially controversial issues but the only one that elicited any feedback was about Trump and masks. Our brother talked — not about Trump — but about how everywhere he travels in Texas, people are wearing masks. Even in places that don’t have mandates, everyone is following the recommendations. I tried to bring up a couple situations where there were disagreements, and he dismissed them as minor. He and his wife (and their dogs) just returned from a road trip to visit her daughter’s family in Michigan, and everywhere they stopped, people were wearing masks in stores. So maybe more of the population is sensible when it comes to precautions — even those who are ardent Trumpsters like my brother and his wife.

Polls have been telling us that large majorities approved of masking — starting a while back, around 70% and growing steadily. And I believe I read that with 80% compliance, we can significantly reduce transmission.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:27:19pm

re: #64 A Three Hour Tour

Here’s a challenge for Ken Bone: Mr. Bone, can you find ONE positive thing to say about your so-called “neoliberal” opponents?

Economists Milton Freedman and James Buchanan revived the term, and was used to describe Pinochet’s regime.

I imagine Mr. Bone is in favour of helicopter rides.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:28:46pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

I went to college in Gunnison, CO. -20° F to -40° F temperatures were not uncommon. I remember one cold snap where it didn’t get above -15° F for about two weeks. Then one day it got up to 19° F and I shit you not people were walking around in shorts (myself included), playing volleyball outside and skateboarding in the skate park.

That tracks. I went to college in Indiana, not far from my family’s ancestral home. I, of course, was used to winter weather, snow, freezing temperatures, and whatnot. On the first snow of my freshman year, I was in my dorm room, being studious, saw the snowflakes outside, shrugged, and was like, “Whatever, dude. I’ve got work to do.” I got incredibly distracted by people outside who were captivated by the snowfall. I learned very quickly that some people on my campus were from states that never had snow while these young kids were alive, and this was their first snowfall. What was routine and ordinary - in fact, uneventful - for me, was the first event of a lifetime for these boys.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:31:33pm

re: #71 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Lake Michigan keeps things a bit warmer. I lived on the southeast shore for a decade, I was one of the victims of the great spring storm of 1995 (or was it 1996?) that left us without power for 4 days, when I had to clear the driveway so my dad could get gas for the generator and water to keep the family alive.

Inland where I lived in Central Michigan, we went through the Great Icestorm of 1976. We were without power for three weeks. We got water from a farmer’s windmill about 1/4 mile from my house. (Guess who had to lug the water.)

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KGxvi  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:32:28pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The tax complaint is really interesting to me…

I’ve been trying to figure out if, once you factor in all taxes (federal income, state income, fuel tax, property tax, sales tax), if there really is much of a different in tax burden regardless of where you live in the country?

So far, the difference seems to be a couple percentage points from state to state. Anyone know if my super simple research is actually right?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:33:27pm

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Inland where I lived in Central Michigan, we went through the Great Icestorm of 1976. We were without power for three weeks. We got water from a farmer’s windmill about 1/4 mile from my house. (Guess who had to lug the water.)

Living now in Minnesota, I have heard stories of the Great Halloween Blizzard of 1978. My pastor shared a personal story of that disaster, in which a car slid down the hill where he lived, slowly, from the top all the way down to the bottom, while multiple people tried to intervene to no avail. I admit that the 1996 April Fool’s Blizzard is the only great winter weather event in which I have been personally involved.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:33:40pm

re: #37 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

From everything I hear, if you guys have snow that actually accumulates, your whole state shuts down. We have an entire squadron of snowplows dedicated to keeping the runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport cleared in the winter. They run all 8 of them abreast, the runway cleared in a single pass, and then the plane departs while the trucks reset for the next plane.

In my part of California, if we get an inch of snow (happened once, in 1976 — didn’t melt for a couple of hours), things grind to a halt.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:34:23pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

Get a little of the opposite here. First time we see 90F everybody complains. Then a week or two of 100 to 115 keeps us in, and then at 90 everybody is out and about having a good time outside.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:35:03pm

re: #39 Decatur Deb

Our town has closed its schools on the false rumor of snow. One year that we had a bit, the neighbor kids went house to house, collecting enough for a snow man.

I am reminded of the snowfall in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:38:05pm
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Decatur Deb  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:38:14pm

re: #82 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

I am reminded of the snowfall in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Southern Naturalism.

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:38:29pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The tragedy of inbreeding:

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:39:50pm

More:
Denver police: Argument led to fatal shooting near protest area
Nothing new except that police report they recovered TWO guns at the scene, meaning one of them likely belonged to the Trumper. I wonder if he assumed that the media crew were unarmed and started making threats.

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danarchy  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:43:50pm

re: #78 KGxvi

The tax complaint is really interesting to me…

I’ve been trying to figure out if, once you factor in all taxes (federal income, state income, fuel tax, property tax, sales tax), if there really is much of a different in tax burden regardless of where you live in the country?

So far, the difference seems to be a couple percentage points from state to state. Anyone know if my super simple research is actually right?

According to this there is about 7% difference between NY state(the highest) and Alaska(the lowest)

Not sure if it takes into account cities like NYC that impose a local income tax or if it is just state level taxes.

wallethub.com

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KGxvi  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:43:52pm

re: #80 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

In my part of California, if we get an inch of snow (happened once, in 1976 — didn’t melt for a couple of hours), things grind to a halt.

I’m guessing in the LA area it would be pandemonium

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:44:01pm

Another powerful statement:

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William Lewis  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:45:15pm

Heading off to a night at the hotel doing audit shift, here’s a small delight that just dropped yesterday…

Steve’n’Seagulls - Sweet Maria (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:45:19pm

re: #75 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Economists Milton Freedman and James Buchanan revived the term, and was used to describe Pinochet’s regime.

I imagine Mr. Bone is in favour of helicopter rides.

If I remember 2016 correctly, Mr Bone’s question was a fatuous exercise in decrying the rancor of modern political discourse and an attempt to foster an air of faux-civility between Clinton and Trump by asking each candidate to find just one nice thing to say about the other.

It is unlikely that Bone is even aware of Friedman and Buchanan’s revival of the term. Berners and Greens were calling every Democrat who refused to accept the Bernie as their Messiah “neoliberals” without necessarily understanding the term.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:51:53pm

re: #81 Rightwingconspirator

Get a little of the opposite here. First time we see 90F everybody complains. Then a week or two of 100 to 115 keeps us in, and then at 90 everybody is out and about having a good time outside.

That reminds me of August in Las Vegas. I’m usually there for about a week, and daytime temperature is usually 105-110 F. Then one year it was 99, and it felt like a cold wave.

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Jack Burton  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:53:16pm

re: #91 A Three Hour Tour

If I remember 2016 correctly, Mr Bone’s question was a fatuous exercise in decrying the rancor of modern political discourse and an attempt to foster an air of faux-civility between Clinton and Trump by asking each candidate to find just one nice thing to say about the other.

It is unlikely that Bone is even aware of Friedman and Buchanan’s revival of the term. Berners and Greens were calling every Democrat who refused to accept the Bernie as their Messiah “neoliberals” without necessarily understanding the term.

It’s just their way of saying “corporate shills”.

Completely ignoring that Democrats don’t begin to usher in their utopia because Republicans obstruct *everything*, not because corporate donors are telling them not to.

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:54:13pm

re: #92 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

That reminds me of August in Las Vegas. I’m usually there for about a week, and daytime temperature is usually 105-110 F. Then one year it was 99, and it felt like a cold wave.

Last time I was in Las Vegas, on my birthday in 2016, it rained and the temperature got down to 72° F. It was lovely.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:56:12pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

Last time I was in Las Vegas, on my birthday in 2016, it rained and the temperature got down to 72° F. It was lovely.

I went once in December (wanted to see Death Valley and the Valley of Fire) and it was very pleasant.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 8:57:51pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:00:51pm
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sagehen  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:04:00pm

re: #88 KGxvi

I’m guessing in the LA area it would be pandemonium

nah… everyone just goes into lockdown until it melts (could be as long as half a day). Since there’s only one snowplow in the whole county (and it’s usually stationed at Tehachapi).

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:04:08pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

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The “Law & Order” party is every bit the fiction the TV series.

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stpaulbear  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:04:48pm

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:09:05pm

From last string:
re: #209 jeffreyw

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.

You called it, absolutely right:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:09:54pm

Southern Poverty Law Center explains why they are removing “Black Separatist” as a classification of hate group from their hate map.

splcenter.org

Basically, not all Black Separatists are hate groups, those which are can be more properly classified by which sort of hate (anti-Semitism, &c), and police have been using SPLC’s map to disproportionately target black groups for harassment.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:11:52pm

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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piratedan  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:13:10pm

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

amazing how much they’re for you until they’re agin’ you….

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sagehen  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:15:01pm

SNL has a last-minute substitute musical guest, since the originally scheduled performer violated Covid protocols.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:15:06pm

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Look at how the gun is being held. Notice the parallel thumbs. Shows well trained probably practices a lot. Left-hand grips tight, freeing the right hand to aim and fire relaxed. Just one shot. Not this panicky drain the magazine amateur or street cop crap.

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cat-tikvah  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:19:07pm

re: #66 teleskiguy

So did I! I screamed with joy.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:20:54pm

re: #106 Rightwingconspirator

Look at how the gun is being held. Notice the parallel thumbs. Shows well trained probably practices a lot. Left-hand grips tight, freeing the right hand to aim and fire relaxed. Just one shot. Not this panicky drain the magazine amateur or street cop crap.

I expected the Russian-influenced fascists to launch their “civil war” with attacks on the media. I just didn’t expect the media to win the first round.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:21:37pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:22:21pm

re: #99 Targetpractice

The “Law & Order” party is every bit the fiction the TV series.

The Breonna Taylor tragedy was chillingly reminiscent of an old L&O episode that involved bounty hunters, not police, tracking a criminal who jumped bail. (In this episode there was no racial component) . The bounty hunters ended up killing 3 innocent people. They broke into an apartment where the criminal was hiding out and started firing because one thought he saw a weapon. And despite the efforts of our favorite assistant DA to prosecute them, they skated because a judge ruled that their actions did not violate the law.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:23:53pm

re: #104 piratedan

amazing how much they’re for you until they’re agin’ you….

Oops, meant to quote comment about SNL music guesg substitution because of covid protocol violation

A win for us, got to hear Jack White.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:28:02pm
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stpaulbear  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:28:13pm

re: #105 sagehen

SNL has a last-minute substitute musical guest, since the originally scheduled performer violated Covid protocols.

Who was it that got the boot?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:29:14pm

This is where the “antifa” thing started (five hours ago)

MiLiTaNt

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:29:35pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:31:33pm

re: #115 Belafon

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Pineapple? ON PIZZA?! BURN THE HERETICS!!!

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teleskiguy  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:34:34pm

The QAnon believing freakazoid nut sandwich running for Congress in my district weighs in on what happened in Denver today by replying to a tweet by a white supremacist.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:37:27pm

This is probably white Pete’s so smart:

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:38:59pm
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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:43:19pm

re: #117 teleskiguy

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:49:50pm

re: #120 Belafon

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Schrodinger’s Leftist: Hates all guns with a passion, but wants heavily armed guards to oppress others.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:53:43pm

Bwahahaha!

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:57:00pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:57:38pm

re: #121 Targetpractice

Schrodinger’s Leftist: Hates all guns with a passion, but wants heavily armed guards to oppress others.

Isn’t he mocking her by suggesting that what really is needed is a well-trained police force instead of individuals wandering the streets with weapons?

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sagehen  Oct 10, 2020 • 9:58:54pm

re: #113 stpaulbear

Who was it that got the boot?

Morgan Wallen. (country guy)

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:00:48pm

re: #124 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t he mocking her by suggesting that what really is needed is a well-trained police force instead of individuals wandering the streets with weapons?

Yes, I am, but Targetpractice also had a good point.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:01:14pm

Morgan Wallen was the musical guest that got booted from SNL. Apparently some videos were going around on social media that showed him at indoor venues maskless and kissing fans.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:01:20pm
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ckkatz  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:02:38pm

All of this talk about lowest temperatures reminds me of the meteorologist who was extremely frightened of sub-zero temperatures.
He would stop at nothing to avoid them…

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ckkatz  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:03:44pm

I got the meteorologist story from a source who also used to say:
“Never fall for a tennis player.”
“Love means nothing to them.”

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:05:14pm

re: #124 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t he mocking her by suggesting that what really is needed is a well-trained police force instead of individuals wandering the streets with weapons?

He is, but I was really responding to her. Wingnut orthodoxy requires its followers to believe two contradictory “facts”: All liberals hate guns with a firey passion and that liberals want to use armed men to “oppress” those they oppose. Usually they circle the square by declaring that the latter is the exception to the former because the “truth” is liberals want to impose a police state.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:05:31pm

re: #123 Targetpractice

This is looking pretty good:

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Well, I’m old and jaded so when I see these kinds of promos I immediately think that the apocalyptic genre is all played out. Especially when it is entwined with supernatural stuff. But maybe this series will prove me wrong.

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William Lewis  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:05:46pm

re: #123 Targetpractice

This as well:

The Expanse – Season 5 Official Trailer

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prairiefire  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:13:19pm

I’ve got 2 episodes left of the haunting of bly manor. Not as scary as the first, bit scary, really more touching for a ghost story.

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:15:48pm

re: #132 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Well, I’m old and jaded so when I see these kinds of promos I immediately think that the apocalyptic genre is all played out. Especially when it is entwined with supernatural stuff. But maybe this series will prove me wrong.

I read the novel years ago and I’ve watched the ‘94 miniseries a few times, so I’m not gonna sit here and argue that the story is top-notch and worth retelling. And yeah, the post-apoc genre has been done to death since ‘94, so this isn’t really bringing anything new to the table. At the same time, I did enjoy the story for the most part…provided you ignore that whole ginormous ass-pull to solve the whole “puny mortals versus the Anti-Christ/Satan” bit. So I’m in a “wait and see” mood right now. The acting was what made the ‘94 version worthwhile, so let’s see what we get this go-around.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:19:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:24:18pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:26:48pm
Lancaster Patriot, a partisan, reactionary Pennsylvania politics blog that first surfaced in April, is mirrored online by a Russian website with the domain oc (dot) binaria (dot) ru, which is affiliated with creators of the pro-Kremlin propaganda website Russia Insider.

Three days after Hatewatch reached out to Russia Insider editor Charles Bausman for a comment on this story, someone took both Lancaster Patriot and oc (dot) binaria (dot) ru offline. Local news outlet Lancaster Online reported on Sept. 26 that Lancaster Patriot was edited by Trey Garrison, a 51-year-old Holocaust-mocking Twitter troll who for years embodied the online persona “Spectre,” while podcasting for the white nationalist organization The Right Stuff.

SPLC, more on the Nazi-friendly outlet The Right Stuff and how many of them are connected to this, also on how it was uncovered.

U.S. White Nationalist Group Linked to Pro-Kremlin Propagandist (SPLC)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:37:14pm

Learn the hard way. This is the guy in Lubbock who sold mass shooter Seth Ator the AR-15 he used to kill 7 people in Odessa.
He sold an AR-15-style rifle to a mass shooter. Now he wants universal background checks

For years, Marcus Braziel took his customers at their word when they showed up with wads of cash to buy one of the customized AR-15-style rifles he advertised for sale on the internet.

If they said there was no legal reason to prevent them from owning a gun, Braziel said, that was good enough for him. He saw no need for obtaining a license and conducting formal criminal background checks.
But that was before federal agents showed up at his door in Lubbock, Texas, and told him they’d traced one of his weapons to a mass shooter.
“I wanted to vomit,” Braziel recalled in an exclusive interview with CNN. “My life has not been the same since. I will be forever sorry.”
Braziel, 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday in US District Court in Lubbock to felony charges of dealing and manufacturing firearms without a license and filing a false tax return that failed to report income from his gun sales. He faces up to five years in federal prison under a plea deal with prosecutors.

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:42:36pm

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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The pandemic will never officially end. It will just remain a slow-rolling horror until the announcement of a vaccine sometime next year, at which time people will act as though things are “solved” and resolve to return to “normal” at any even greater pace. You watch, by next Memorial Day, most states will have ended face mask and social distancing requirements because “the crisis has passed.”

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:47:10pm

The car warranty robo-calls are annoying as fuck. My newest vehicle is a 2014 model. None of them are under warranty.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 10:49:53pm

re: #139 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Learn the hard way. This is the guy in Lubbock who sold mass shooter Seth Ator the AR-15 he used to kill 7 people in Odessa.
He sold an AR-15-style rifle to a mass shooter. Now he wants universal background checks

Another conservative who’s sorry he’s been caught now that he faces jail.

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:10:13pm

Folks have suggested that Donny will go “scorched earth” if he loses and I think there’s something to it, even if I don’t think he’ll actively work to hurt the country. No, what he’s going to do is basically just shutdown and sign out. Everything he promised “after the election”? He’s going to blame everybody (Dems, Repubs, voters, fraud, etc) for why he’s putting the kibosh on all that. Any legislation brought up will automatically draw veto threats, which will be Mitch’s excuse for refusal to move on anything in the Senate.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Donny just decides he no longer wants to be in DC and preemptively moves back to NYC or sets up shop in Mar-a-lago. If he’s in DC on Inauguration Day, he won’t attend the formal events and will probably be reported as hostile to Biden if ever the two meet. Given how petty he is, he might very well try to drown out the whole thing with pressers and rallies, if only to bitch when the media ignores him.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:18:14pm

re: #143 Targetpractice

He’ll hold a rally on inauguration day, and decide it should be at the Mall.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:32:53pm

re: #141 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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The car warranty robo-calls are annoying as fuck. My newest vehicle is a 2014 model. None of them are under warranty.

I don’t have a car, and I get them too.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:38:19pm

‘Slow-Blinking’ May Help Humans Bond With Cats, Study Says (Huffington Post)

Details of how the study was conducted in the article.

A new study about cat-human communication has provided scientific evidence of what many cat lovers already suspected: “Slow-blinking” may help people bond with their feline companions.

“Our results suggest that slow-blink sequences may function as a form of positive emotional communication between cats and humans,” wrote scientists from the United Kingdom’s University of Sussex and University of Portsmouth in the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports on Monday.

Slow-blinking means making eye contact with a cat and then slowly closing and opening your eyes. Cat behavior experts have long suggested that a cat slow-blinking at a human is a sign of trust and comfort.

(more)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:38:42pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:38:46pm

re: #145 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

I don’t have a car, and I get them too.

LOL. I wonder why they think you have a car??

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:47:06pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 10, 2020 • 11:47:28pm

re: #148 Eclectic Cyborg

LOL. I wonder why they think you have a car??

Because everyone has a car, right? It’s the American Way.

Some of my other telephone correspondents think I speak Chinese.

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lawhawk  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:00:22am

re: #78 KGxvi

The tax complaint is really interesting to me…

I’ve been trying to figure out if, once you factor in all taxes (federal income, state income, fuel tax, property tax, sales tax), if there really is much of a different in tax burden regardless of where you live in the country?

So far, the difference seems to be a couple percentage points from state to state. Anyone know if my super simple research is actually right?

Wallet Hub did something like that and found the range for property, income, and sales tax ranges from 12% to 5%. NY is at the top, DE and AK at the bottom. Average is 8.5%, with PA ranked 25th. NY has average property tax, but is highest with income tax and above average sales tax. FL has no income tax, so they’re super reliant on property tax (which means you see the taxes come out when you pay mortgages).

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lawhawk  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:05:07am

re: #112 Belafon

Quite a few third world countries have lower covid19 per capita cases and per capita deaths because they’re following the science and public health experts instead of know nothing extremists who politicized wearing masks as a badge of something.

But it’s nice to let her white supremacist bulkshit show…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:17:49am

More good news:

President Trump stopped all of his television and radio advertising in three states and substantially reduced it in four others in recent weeks after his lackluster fundraising left him unable to match a surge in spending by his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

Trump’s retreat from Ohio, Iowa and New Hampshire reflects his struggle to change the dynamics of a race that polls suggest he is on track to lose. In the six weeks since his party’s national convention, Trump’s campaign has yanked more than $17 million in ads he’d previously booked in those states.

Two of them, Ohio and Iowa, are must-wins for the Republican president. Polls show him running almost dead even with the former vice president in both. Trump’s withdrawal of advertising in those states — despite the risk — is a sign of his campaign’s poor financial condition.

“It seems the Trump campaign has reached the point where they have to do some triage,” said Travis Ridout, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks political ads. “They don’t seem to have enough money to run ads everywhere.”

latimes.com

Isn’t this something like the third or fourth week running that the Trump campaign has had to pull ads from crucial swing states?

JFC, they must be hemorrhaging money. Either that, or there’s so many people skimming that they’re broke.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:18:55am

re: #152 lawhawk

Quite a few third world countries have lower covid19 per capita cases and per capita deaths because they’re following the science and public health experts instead of know nothing extremists who politicized wearing masks as a badge of something.

But it’s nice to let her white supremacist bulkshit show…

Talked to a friend of mine in Nairobi and she told me that everything’s pretty much back to normal.

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Targetpractice  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:22:47am

re: #153 Dr Lizardo

More good news:

latimes.com

Isn’t this something like the third or fourth week running that the Trump campaign has had to pull ads from crucial swing states?

JFC, they must be hemorrhaging money. Either that, or there’s so many people skimming that they’re broke.

I’ve a very real suspicion that the first thing that the GOP’s gonna do after the election is run a financial audit of all of the Trump campaign’s spending. If only so they can then pin the upcoming bloodbath upon him and him alone.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:27:08am

re: #155 Targetpractice

I’ve a very real suspicion that the first thing that the GOP’s gonna do after the election is run a financial audit of all of the Trump campaign’s spending. If only so they can then pin the upcoming bloodbath upon him and him alone.

Heh, that wouldn’t surprise me - when asked what happened, the GOP will turn around and say, “Hey, it wasn’t us man….it was Brokeahontas over there [angrily points at Trump].”

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Teukka  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:27:31am

re: #155 Targetpractice

I’ve a very real suspicion that the first thing that the GOP’s gonna do after the election is run a financial audit of all of the Trump campaign’s spending. If only so they can then pin the upcoming bloodbath upon him and him alone.

My gut says they’re gonna double down…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:33:46am

re: #157 Teukka

My gut says they’re gonna double down…

I figure if Trump ends up costing the GOP not only the White House but control of the Senate as well (and maybe other downballot races), they’ll throw Trump under the bus so fast he won’t know what hit him.

“And we shall never speak of this again” will end up becoming the GOP’s talking point in regard to Trump.

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unproven innocence  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:37:11am

re: #141 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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The car warranty robo-calls are annoying as fuck. My newest vehicle is a 2014 model. None of them are under warranty.

Got a vehicle recall notice mailing from Honda™ this week for a car that was totalled over a decade ago. Outer envelope included a notice: “Issued in accordance with Federal Law”. Sheesh.

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fern01  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:53:50am

re: #128 Hecuba’s daughter

Great/// — Courts are allowing Abbott’s interference with voting to continue for now.

They can’t win fair - and Texas is turning blue.

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Teukka  Oct 11, 2020 • 12:55:34am

So this hit the intertubes during the past coupla hours… What do you Lizardim make of it all?

His Holiness Pope Francis | Our moral imperative to act on climate change — and 3 steps we can take

BTW, warning for the comments to the video…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 11, 2020 • 1:30:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 1:39:37am

Feral conservative arsonists.

Cause of blaze that destroyed Biden-Harris hay bales probed in Dalton (The Berkshire Eagle, PIttsfield, Mass., more at the link, with photos of the burning hay bales):

DALTON — A novel endorsement of the Biden/Harris presidential ticket went up in flames Friday night in Dalton, halting traffic on Route 9 and prompting an investigation into whether the fire was deliberately set.

A little after 6:30 p.m., a stack of 19 oversized and wrapped hay bales bearing the Democratic Party candidates’ names caught fire, sending smoke across the busy state road near Holiday Brook Farm.

Dicken Crane, the farm’s owner, said Dalton police and fire officials were at the farm Friday night, investigating.

Crane said he was running a tractor in a nearby field, baling hay. On one pass, the massive bales with the political message — stacked three high in places — were fine.

“When I turned around again, it was ablaze,” he said.

A 911 call at 6:40 p.m. summoned local firefighters.

Crane said that just minutes before, at 6:32 p.m., a farm employee noticed that a substance that resembled motor oil had been spread across a portion of the bales.

It remains unclear what ignited the fire, which consumed portions of the bales, each one worth $65.

“The assumption is that this was very deliberate,” Crane said. “But it’s hard to explain. Six minutes later it was on fire, but there was nobody there.”

Once the fire was extinguished, Crane inspected the debris and found that hay still inside the bales was cool to the touch. “It was not spontaneous combustion,” he said, a reference to fires that start naturally, including in silage.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 1:49:31am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The feral conservative was arrested a few hours after that article came out.

Massachusetts man accused of burning down Biden-Harris hay bale display faces arson charge (WCVB-TV, ABC)

DALTON, Mass. —

A Massachusetts man is facing an arson charge after he allegedly burned down a hay bale display that was made in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.

According to the Dalton Police Department, police officers and firefighters responded at 6:42 p.m. Friday for a report of a fire along Route 9, across from the Holiday Brook Farm.

—-

Following an investigation, police arrested 49-year-old Lonnie Durfee, of Dalton, and charged him with burning personal property.
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Durfee will be arraigned Tuesday at Central Berkshire District Court.

(more)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:05:31am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:10:41am

re: #4 b.d. (Enough!)

Trump isn’t done, his scorched earth campaign has not even started,

and his militant militia supporters will contribute.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:18:15am

Why Republicans and Democrats are fighting a U.S. presidential election campaign battle in Canada (CBC, video, 4:46, interviews with the Democrats Abroad workers who live in Canada trying to get out the vote)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:18:38am

So we were camping in the Grand Canyon in 1991/92, over New Year’s. During the day it warmed up nicely, but at night, the place started filling up like a bathtub with cold air spilling over the rim.

My sleeping bag would keep me warm until about 3am then it was just too damn cold…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:22:39am

re: #162 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Archbishop sets FIRE to the church altar where a priest, 37, recorded himself having a ‘demonic’ threesome with two dominatrices

Did anybody charge him with arson?

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:23:37am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:35:06am

re: #162 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Well, he did say he was going to reconsecrate the altar.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:35:41am

re: #162 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:36:39am

re: #170 Ace-o-aces

OTTAWA — Former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says it was “true” that U.S. President Donald Trump viewed Canada as a political pawn in trade dealings with China — though he said the president was the only one in Washington who viewed it that way.

Bolton made the comment in response to a question from CTV Question Period Host Evan Solomon, airing Sunday.

(more)

Trump viewed Canada as political pawn in trade issues with China: Bolton (CTV)

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:43:43am
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Targetpractice  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:49:29am

re: #174 Ace-o-aces

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The McCloskeys not only pointed weapons at people who presented no danger to them, but they also showed a stunning lack of trigger discipline. Both things you’d think the mouthpiece for an organization that claims to care all about gun safety would acknowledge.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:49:53am

re: #174 Ace-o-aces

Maybe invest in a security guard that has more discernment training than some dipstick who pulls a trigger over mace. All the people defending this can shut up about the McCloskeys now.

I will repeat my rant that nearly anyone can buy a gun, and if you want to use it to defend your home and family, then I guess that it is your good right.

But to use one in a public place, especially during an active shooter situation, requires years of training and experience, excellent situational awareness and nerves of steel.

Not a skills set you can get over the counter at your local sporting goods store…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:54:02am
Russia confirmed 13,634 new coronavirus cases Sunday, setting a record for new infections as authorities at the epicenter of the outbreak consider new restrictions to slow the spread of the disease.

Russia, which has the world’s fourth-highest number of infections at 1,298,718 cases, has seen its daily caseload double over the past month.

According to the tally compiled by the national coronavirus information center, a total of 22,579 Russians have died, with 149 fatalities confirmed Sunday. Monthly data published by Russia’s statistics agency suggests that the real number of fatalities is at least double that figure.

Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s Covid-19 outbreak with 4,501 new cases, has seen a 53% rise in new infections over the past week.

Reports citing unnamed sources suggest that Moscow City Hall is considering closing night clubs, pubs and karaoke clubs to slow the spread of the virus.

I thought Russia had a vaccine….oh wait, what’s that? It was probably just bullshit? Yeah, quelle fucking surprise.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 2:54:31am

re: #177 Dr Lizardo

Source: themoscowtimes.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:07:10am

re: #174 Ace-o-aces

Wow, they’re really all-in on this “Space Invaders tattoos are really antifa tats” (including making up some bullshyte Rose City Antifa chart of Space Invaders tattoos).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:21:52am

Chuck Grassley keeps tweeting weird stuff. Like this. The Q people are eating it up like it’s War and Peace.

How has humanity become so stupid?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:26:31am

re: #180 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Chuck Grassley keeps tweeting weird stuff. Like this. The Q people are eating it up like it’s War and Peace.

How has humanity become so stupid?

I am convinced that a lot of Qs are just attention-seekers, querulous, argumentative twits who enjoy getting a rise out of people with little or no awareness of how potentially dangerous they can be.

And when cornered, they would most likely fall back on the Alex Jones “performance art” or Tucker Carlson’s “never meant to be taken seriously” excuse..

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:33:49am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am convinced that a lot of Qs are just attention-seekers, querulous, argumentative twits who enjoy getting a rise out of people with little or no awareness of how potentially dangerous they can be.

And when cornered, they would most likely fall back on the Alex Jones “performance art” or Tucker Carlson’s “never meant to be taken seriously” excuse..

Except for those who do things like take an armoured vehicle on Hoover Dam to try and barricade it, shooting a mobster, &c.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:39:19am

re: #182 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Except for those who do things like take an armoured vehicle on Hoover Dam to try and barricade it, shooting a mobster, &c.

that’s what I mean about the ones egging them on having no sense of how dangerous they can be.

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Nojay UK  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:51:40am

re: #129 ckkatz

All of this talk about lowest temperatures reminds me of the meteorologist who was extremely frightened of sub-zero temperatures.
He would stop at nothing to avoid them…

Physicists don’t believe in sub-zero temperatures. Zero Kelvin is (theoretically) as low as it goes.

BTW you know that thing about -40 deg Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit being the same temperature? That coincidence occurs with Kelvin and Rankine temps too, but only at zero on both scales, a temperature which can’t actually be reached (in this universe, at least).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:56:34am

re: #183 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that’s what I mean about the ones egging them on having no sense of how dangerous they can be.

I’m pretty sure the stochastic terrorists know what they’re doing.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:57:36am

re: #161 Teukka

Isn’t he the guy who Real Catholics believe is not really a believer, and thus the Holy See is currently vacant?

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 11, 2020 • 3:58:38am

I thought this was a joke yesterday.

President Donald Trump, who contracted the coronavirus earlier this month, floated an idea to surprise observers by ripping open his button-down shirt to reveal a Superman t-shirt underneath, according to a New York Times report published Saturday.

businessinsider.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:01:29am
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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:06:20am

So I wake up to see Jr is coming to my town on Monday after canceling an earlier rally at the same location. Just great. What we need around here is another bunch of walking disease vectors. Crap.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:08:41am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:19:38am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:20:52am

Brexit: Anger as ministers use obscure rule to deny MPs a vote on blocking chlorinated chicken imports

An obscure rule is to be used to deny MPs a crucial vote aimed at blocking imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef, sparking fresh fears about food quality after Brexit.

Ministers are facing fierce criticism over their tactic to defeat an attempt to give powers to a new watchdog - amid suspicions that future trade deals, particularly with the US, will water down food and animal welfare standards.

The move to prevent debate on a key amendment expected to be backed by Tory rebels in a Commons showdown on Monday has been condemned as “unbelievable” by the peer who introduced it in the Lords.

[…]

BoJo is playing mini-dictator because he knows he desperately needs a trade deal with the US as soon as possible.

See also:

Boris dumps Trump? Downing Street ‘writing off president’s chances of being re-elected in November and turning attention to wooing rival Joe Biden’ amid fears for a US trade deal under Democrat

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ericblair  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:21:26am

You had your fucking chance, you gutless turds. GOP campaign death spiral.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:25:28am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:26:10am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:26:11am

re: #187 Shropshire Slasher

I thought this was a joke yesterday.

businessinsider.com

He’s absolutely fucking nuts.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:28:57am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Challenge accepted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:31:00am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Anyone eating this wouldn’t poop for a week.

note that they are serving it with fresh vegetables.

not that it makes it healthy, but at least there would be some roughage to help digestion

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:31:44am

re: #189 A Mom Anon

Weird. I cannot find a thing about Jr’s visit on any local news site or the AJC. Or the venue’s website. The WSB Radio website (which broadcasts Rush and other odious conservatives) has nothing either. And the link I clicked on earlier is dead. Maybe it’s cancelled. Let’s hope so, but I am not holding my breath.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:35:34am

re: #197 Shropshire Slasher

re: #198 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was expecting something like hamburger helper to be in there. And they put cheese in the eggs, like there wasn’t enough cheese already.

Even on keto I wouldn’t eat that.

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William Lewis  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:40:19am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That’s so far past horrible that it’s come back around to horrible a third time! < Shudders >

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:44:29am

This is both heartening and disheartening.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:57:48am

Olds in Digital Wonderland.

Just finished the Voter Registration input for today’s League of Women Voters zoom meet. (Wife is VR Chair, I backed her up during her absence.) To bring her up to speed, I emailed it to her. She is sitting 12 feet away at the dinner table.

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William Lewis  Oct 11, 2020 • 4:58:28am

Well, my word. It seems that The Blue Oyster Cult has actually released a new album. I’ll have to track it down later today and give it a listen.(not going to here at work ;) )

The Symbol Remains.

Well, if it’s at least as good as 2001’s Curse of the Hidden Mirror, I’ll be happy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:01:50am

re: #196 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s absolutely fucking nuts.

Perhaps he’s just a great fan of Ben Garrison.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:07:35am

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Perhaps he’s just a great fan of Ben Garrison.

He sees himself as a wrestler who has just whooped a big blob of Covid

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:14:35am

re: #189 A Mom Anon

So I wake up to see Jr is coming to my town on Monday after canceling an earlier rally at the same location. Just great. What we need around here is another bunch of walking disease vectors. Crap.

He has an event scheduled for October 12 in Savannah.

donaldjtrump.com

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:16:43am

re: #207 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He has an event scheduled for October 12 in Savannah.

donaldjtrump.com

At this stage in a normal (bug-free) year, a “draw” would be trying to do 2-3 short appearances a hop from each other.

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Axolotl  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:18:27am

re: #74 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Polls have been telling us that large majorities approved of masking — starting a while back, around 70% and growing steadily. And I believe I read that with 80% compliance, we can significantly reduce transmission.

EVERYONE is where masks in Tampa FL. I was just commenting on that to my kids. The battle over masks is over here. It has been like that since the summer.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:20:03am

re: #209 Axolotl

EVERYONE is where masks in Tampa FL. I was just commenting on that to my kids. The battle over masks is over here. It has been like that since the summer.

To what extent might that mean that EVERYONE is aware that the Trump approach to CV19 is bullshit?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:21:16am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:23:10am

re: #211 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Should get the Dyslexia Discount.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:24:07am

re: #207 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It looks like it is happening here.The Savannah one is earlier in the day. Great. Fantastic. Have I
mentioned lately how much I loathe these assholes? Let’s hope for super low turnout.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:25:25am

re: #213 A Mom Anon

It looks like it is happening here.The Savannah one is earlier in the day. Great. Fantastic. Have I
mentioned lately how much I loathe these assholes? Let’s hope for super low turnout.

Any spinoff weather from the Delta storm? Weather effects are under-rated.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:28:05am

re: #214 Decatur Deb

We’ve had rain and wind but most of it has disappeared. More rain today but clearing out tonight. So Mother Nature is no help here.

Edited to add: wonder why this event isn’t on local news sites? That’s just weird for here. Also, my husband had insisted the owners of this venue were not political. Sure honey…..the place is a “luxury gun club”. Bar/Restaurant, indoor and outdoor ranges, gun store and gunsmithing services, you can rent space for events, etc. They are having a 50 percent off sale on the most expensive membership packages, the priciest one is 2500 a year. It’s located close to the private airport, where the rich folks fly in and out, after residents of a local subdivision didn’t want it directly across the street. The land had already been cleared, about 40 acres of trees. All that’s there is a bank branch surrounded by dirt.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:30:02am

re: #212 Decatur Deb

Should get the Dyslexia Discount.

And a free membership to the DNA

(National Dyslexic Association)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:34:54am

re: #212 Decatur Deb

Should get the Dyslexia Discount.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:36:25am

re: #4 b.d. (Enough!)

Trump isn’t done, his scorched earth campaign has not even started,

Yes, he’s doing a great job scorching his own candidacy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:39:44am

re: #218 Patricia Kayden

Yes, he’s doing a great job scorching his own candidacy.

again, remember that he has criminal organizations (RNC, family company), a hostile foreign government and the full powers of the Executive backing him.

the only thing limiting him is his own arrogance, ignorance, incompetence and unwillingness to delegate and listen to advice

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:45:00am
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jeffreyw  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:45:23am

Good morning!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:45:42am

re: #220 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Missed the top tweet in that thread.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:51:32am

re: #222 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Missed the top tweet in that thread.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:54:15am
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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:54:44am

I’m going to whip up some Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt with dry oatmeal and cranberries for breffist. Certainly doesn’t beat French toast and sausages though 😭

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:56:47am

re: #222 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Missed the top tweet in that thread.

More astroturfed fake African-American pro-Trump accounts. Almost 10,000 retweets in three hours.

He was born a poor, Black, child.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:58:11am

re: #140 Targetpractice

The pandemic will never officially end. It will just remain a slow-rolling horror until the announcement of a vaccine sometime next year, at which time people will act as though things are “solved” and resolve to return to “normal” at any even greater pace. You watch, by next Memorial Day, most states will have ended face mask and social distancing requirements because “the crisis has passed.”

In the current Scientific American magazine there is a doctor that was involved with the early stages of HIV research (along with Dr. Fauci). If you don’t have a subscription you prob can’t get the article online. But he lays out some dire possibilities about the current outlook for a vaccine. He is more of a believer that COVID-19 will need to have a powerful treatment for the disease rather than depending on a vaccine, just as had to be done for HIV.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:00:36am

Phil Collins is going through some shit with his ex-ex wife and having to evict her and her new husband from his Miami oceanfront pad. Kinda feel bad for him. She wants to renegotiate their $42 million 2008 divorce.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:01:07am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Twitter needs a “verified black person” symbol

You can get the green Certified Irish check if you can spell shillelagh.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:04:20am

re: #225 Shropshire Slasher

I’m going to whip up some Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt with dry oatmeal and cranberries for breffist. Certainly doesn’t beat French toast and sausages though 😭

Had a mushroom, green onion and cheddar omelette.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:06:38am

Always when they are personally effected.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:10:44am

re: #228 Shropshire Slasher

Phil Collins is going through some shit with his ex-ex wife and having to evict her and her new husband from his Miami oceanfront pad. Kinda feel bad for him. She wants to renegotiate their $42 million 2008 divorce.

He dumped his wife for his twentysomething (back then) personal secretary. My sympathies are limited.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:11:01am

re: #227 Eventual Carrion

You can view the article with no problem.

And Dr. Haseltine has been around for decades and was raising the alarm bells on the current state of the SARS-CoV2 vaccines and how they may get rammed through for political expediency.

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Axolotl  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:11:53am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

To what extent might that mean that EVERYONE is aware that the Trump approach to CV19 is bullshit?

Good question. One I have not considered. DeSantis has opened everything up but it has not changed behavior.

I reported here a couple of days ago about all the Biden signs on I-4 between here and Orlando. Honestly if I saw even one sign I would have been elated. We counted 6.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:12:56am

re: #227 Eventual Carrion

In the current Scientific American magazine there is a doctor that was involved with the early stages of HIV research (along with Dr. Fauci). If you don’t have a subscription you prob can’t get the article online. But he lays out some dire possibilities about the current outlook for a vaccine. He is more of a believer that COVID-19 will need to have a powerful treatment for the disease rather than depending on a vaccine, just as had to be done for HIV.

An editorial just went up at Scientific American.

On November 3, Vote to End Attacks on Science

Choosing Donald Trump for president is choosing fiction over fact—a fatal mistake

Instead of thinking about whether to vote Democratic or Republican in the upcoming U.S. election, think about voting to protect science instead of destroying it.

As president, Donald Trump’s abuse of science has been wanton and dangerous. It has also been well documented. Since the November 2016 election, Columbia Law School has maintained a Silencing Science Tracker that records the Trump Administration’s attempts to restrict or prohibit scientific research, to undermine science education or discussion, or to obstruct the publication or use of scientific information. By early October, the tracker had detailed more than 450 cases, including scientific bias and misrepresentation (123 instances), budget cuts (72), government censorship (145), interference with education (46), personnel changes (61), research hindrances (43) and suppression or distortion of information (19).

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) also keeps a tracker of the administration’s attacks on science. It details antiscience rules, regulations and orders; censorship; politicization of grants and funding; restrictions on conference attendance; rollbacks of data collection or data accessibility; sidelining of science advisory committees; and studies that have been halted, edited or suppressed. The fact that so many types of abuse have occurred, and so often that they each warrant their own category, is scary.

(more)

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:14:02am

re: #174 Ace-o-aces

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But an empty, plastic water bottle in a plastic bag is sufficient excuse to execute people?

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:14:05am

re: #234 Axolotl

Good question. One I have not considered. DeSantis has opened everything up but it has not changed behavior.

I reported here a couple of days ago about all the Biden signs on I-4 between here and Orlando. Honestly if I saw even one sign I would have been elated. We counted 6.

I have a kid in Pasco. I think that county went for Trump by a small margin.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:19:59am

Damn. This is something. Watch and share. This ticket needs to be tried for this. FT.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:26:46am

Well there was this a few days ago:

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTOV) — New information has been released regarding a crash that took place in Ohio.

St. Clairsville Police identified the passenger in the vehicle as David Saunders, 36, of St. Clairsville. Police say he had been missing since Sunday.

Saunders was found dead after the vehicle he was in drove off the side of I-470 hitting an exit sign.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol told News9 that while the car was overturning, the passenger was ejected from the vehicle.

wchstv.com

Resulting in this:

John Polen appeared for a video arraignment before Western Division Court Judge Eric Costine on Tuesday afternoon.

He’s charged with abuse of a corpse, a felony of the 5th degree.

Polen was the driver in a crash on I-470 in which the passenger, 36-year old David Saunders, was found dead.

But police later learned Saunders was dead hours before the crash.

“On or about September 28th, did accept as authorized by law, treat a human corpse in a way that would outrage reasonable community sensibilities. It is punishable by up to a 12-month prison incarceration, up to a $2,500 fine,” Costine said.

wtov9.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:44:38am

re: #238 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Damn. This is something. Watch and share. This ticket needs to be tried for this. FT.

Genocide.

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A Cranky One  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:44:52am

For the olds:

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Dave In Austin  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:49:02am

re: #238 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Damn. This is something. Watch and share. This ticket needs to be tried for this. FT.

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That’s something. It need airtime is what it needs

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A Cranky One  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:50:58am

My brother found this at his MIL’s house (she’s become a hoarder).

He’s trying to understand where it came from and why she had it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:52:12am

Beau of the Fifth Column, on “wanting to belong, and a sense of purpose.” (6:01)

Let’s talk about Michigan, lost causes, and a sense of purpose….

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garzooma  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:56:05am

re: #222 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Missed the top tweet in that thread.

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Buzzfeed reported that a whistleblower at Facebook revealed widespread abuse by bad actors using fake accounts. They’ve been removing accounts, but it occurs to me that this leaves the bad actors no worse off than when they started. Facebook needs to reveal what the fake accounts were doing, so that steps can be taken to counter whatever it was and partially undo the damage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:57:47am

re: #245 garzooma

Buzzfeed reported that a whistleblower at Facebook revealed widespread abuse by bad actors using fake accounts. They’ve been removing accounts, but it occurs to me that this leaves the bad actors no worse off than when they started. Facebook needs to reveal what the fake accounts were doing, so that steps can be taken to counter whatever it was and partially undo the damage.

The damage has been done by people who rely on social media feeds for anything other than friends, family, recipes, cute kid/pet videos, local gigs & events, etc…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:59:33am

I’m on the road headed to Vermont. May or may not post for a couple. Hope to take some pics. See you soon.

Peace, Love and FT.

parting gift.

Today’s Doonesbury

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:01:07am

re: #245 garzooma

Buzzfeed reported that a whistleblower at Facebook revealed widespread abuse by bad actors using fake accounts. They’ve been removing accounts, but it occurs to me that this leaves the bad actors no worse off than when they started. Facebook needs to reveal what the fake accounts were doing, so that steps can be taken to counter whatever it was and partially undo the damage.

Facebook needs to make profits. They don’t care how they do it.

What they need is regulation. In the cases where they refuse to intervene in things like genocide, that makes them complicit in genocide and they need to be put on trial.

Watch how fast anti-social media companies clean up their acts if some of their board members go to jail for crimes against humanity.

As Twitter noted, they can’t kick off the Nazis because their algorithms can’t tell them from Republican politicians. (That says something about the GOP.) What Twitter won’t do is hire enough people to moderate their anti-social media platform. Hiring people costs money, and never get between a libertarian and his money.

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stpaulbear  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:03:56am

re: #146 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

‘Slow-Blinking’ May Help Humans Bond With Cats, Study Says (Huffington Post)

Details of how the study was conducted in the article.

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I discovered that about three years ago. I don’t remember if I read it somewhere or just realized that my cat slow blinked when she was contented and just started mimicking her, but she was very attentive to it and it seemed to be calming - for both of us.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:05:29am

They do enjoy a monopoly status and have enough influence to avoid being regulated or broken up

But again, I recall my ex-GF’s feed with a headline “Breat Barrier Reef Declared Dead”….even a cursory reading of the article indicated that was not the case…and only recently my SiL was asking about some bullshit going on FB about Kamala Harris denouncing churches as “indoctrination and brainwashing centers”…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:08:04am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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But again, I recall my ex-GF’s feed with a headline “Breat Barrier Reef Declared Dead”….even a cursory reading of the article indicated that was not the case…and only recently my SiL was asking about some bullshit going on FB about Kamala Harris denouncing churches as “indoctrination and brainwashing centers”…

The Militant Atheist Agenda (tm) should sue her for stealing our schtick. /s

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Teukka  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:08:43am

Snipped from my FB feed:

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mmmirele  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:10:18am

re: #162 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

OK, so they’ll burn an actual altar, but what about dealing with the priests who abused children and the higher ups who covered up? Sorry, this is bullshit posturing. Not saying that what happened was right, but Ace-o-Aces has it right—use Lysol. And deal with your pedophile problem! *rolls eyes*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:11:02am

re: #253 mmmirele

OK, so they’ll burn an actual altar, but what about dealing with the priests who abused children and the higher ups who covered up? Sorry, this is bullshit posturing. Not saying that what happened was right, but Ace-o-Aces has it right—use Lysol. And deal with your pedophile problem! *rolls eyes*

only fire and the holy spirit can drive out demonic threesome activity

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stpaulbear  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:12:05am

re: #153 Dr Lizardo

More good news:

latimes.com

Isn’t this something like the third or fourth week running that the Trump campaign has had to pull ads from crucial swing states?

JFC, they must be hemorrhaging money. Either that, or there’s so many people skimming that they’re broke.

I’m afraid that they’re moving all of their funding to voter disruption and post-election challenges. I think they’re putting more faith in that getting them over the top than the actual elections will.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:12:26am

Airnow has added an experimental map to show smoke in areas with low-quality sensors, to give a better picture of smoke surrounding wildfires.

fire.airnow.gov

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Nojay UK  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:18:27am

re: #248 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Facebook needs to make profits. They don’t care how they do it.

One simple thing Facebook could do to be good citizens, and it wouldn’t even affect their bottom line, would be to shut down new account creation several months before a US Federal election (every two years, beginning after 4th July say). Chopping away at the troll accounts and bots can be carried out all the way to the election and beyond but if the bot farmers can’t create new accounts then their effects are limited to some extent. Sure, dedicated trolls can bank a bunch of fake accounts before the cutoff but it’s more work for them to keep those accounts alive and “healthy” to avoid bot detection and they’re likely to be targetted anyway during the run-up to voting.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:18:51am

WWII Marine long buried in forgotten Pacific grave headed home to Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald)

He died at the Battle of Tarawa. He was one of a family of eight children, of which one sibling survives today.

Now almost eight decades later, Pfc. Langan’s remains will come home to rest — thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit that has spent years searching for the lost graves of Tarawa and the Defense Department agency tasked with identifying the bodies of those who went missing in America’s 20th century wars.
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A DNA match from Pfc. Langan’s namesake nephew, as well as the last of his seven siblings, confirmed the identity in July. It was announced late last month.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:20:55am

re: #238 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Damn. This is something. Watch and share. This ticket needs to be tried for this. FT.

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“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” -A. Conan Doyle

They really, truly are deliberately trying to kill off the greatest possible number of Americans and destroy our economy, and they are doing this on behalf of foreign actors. Besides the genocidaires themselves, right-wing “anti-mask/shutdown” agitators in particular should be tried under the Julius Streicher precedent.

This is what Trump, Barr, Hannity and other GOP insiders fear and it is the reason for their desperate recklessness going into the election.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:22:17am

re: #258 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

WWII Marine long buried in forgotten Pacific grave headed home to Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald)

He died at the Battle of Tarawa. He was one of a family of eight children, of which one sibling survives today.

Every old soldier to his grave, every old nazi to his cell.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:24:35am

re: #243 A Cranky One

My brother found this at his MIL’s house (she’s become a hoarder).

He’s trying to understand where it came from and why she had it.

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That wrestling move is known as the pickle twister.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:26:55am

re: #261 BlueSpotinAL

That wrestling move is known as the pickle twister.

It’s Hercules (note club/skin) and Diomedes from the Palazzo Vecchio. Available on eBay for 66 bucks,

florenceinferno.com

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:27:31am

re: #153 Dr Lizardo

More good news:

latimes.com

Isn’t this something like the third or fourth week running that the Trump campaign has had to pull ads from crucial swing states?

JFC, they must be hemorrhaging money. Either that, or there’s so many people skimming that they’re broke.

Its entirely possible that Trump is funneling every penny he can into his pocket.

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A Cranky One  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:28:12am

re: #262 Decatur Deb

It’s Hercules (note club/skin) and Diomodes. Available on eBay for 66 bucks,

florenceinferno.com

Thanks. I’ll pass that along.

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stpaulbear  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:31:00am

re: #221 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

But where is the pound of cheese?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:31:16am

re: #158 Dr Lizardo

I figure if Trump ends up costing the GOP not only the White House but control of the Senate as well (and maybe other downballot races), they’ll throw Trump under the bus so fast he won’t know what hit him.

“And we shall never speak of this again” will end up becoming the GOP’s talking point in regard to Trump.

I think what will happen is that Trump will bitch about “massive voter fraud” and launch his 2024 campaign to keep the grift going, and because he has the loyalty of the base and control of most of the GOP, they will have to keep kissing his ass. I hope I’m wrong.

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garzooma  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:31:22am

re: #248 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Facebook needs to make profits. They don’t care how they do it.

What they need is regulation. In the cases where they refuse to intervene in things like genocide, that makes them complicit in genocide and they need to be put on trial.

[…]

Speaking of regulation, I spoke to my congressman David Cicilline at a rally in support of the Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh in Providence on Friday and brought up the Facebook troll farms, especially the one run by the Azerbaijan ruling family. He’s had Facebook in his sights.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:31:57am

re: #243 A Cranky One

My brother found this at his MIL’s house (she’s become a hoarder).

He’s trying to understand where it came from and why she had it.

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It they’re wrestling, that looks like an illegal hold. If not, then just a jovial bathhouse tussle.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:33:57am

Also Don Jr. and Eric.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:33:58am

re: #266 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I think what will happen is that Trump will bitch about “massive voter fraud” and launch his 2024 campaign to keep the grift going, and because he has the loyalty of the base and control of most of the GOP, they will have to keep kissing his ass. I hope I’m wrong.

I think he doesn’t run again in 2024 because he hates the job but he will continue to try to influence the GOP base with tweets, rallies, & endorsements. He wanted a Trump TV had he lost to Clinton if you recall.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:37:09am

re: #266 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I think what will happen is that Trump will bitch about “massive voter fraud” and launch his 2024 campaign to keep the grift going, and because he has the loyalty of the base and control of most of the GOP, they will have to keep kissing his ass. I hope I’m wrong.

Ideal situation is that the GOP will try to counter Trump this time, realizing that he is a fucking self-centered lunatic whose interests are counter to the GOP, and implode trying, as without the Trump base, they can never command a majority or even a plurality.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:45:38am

re: #255 stpaulbear

I’m afraid that they’re moving all of their funding to voter disruption and post-election challenges. I think they’re putting more faith in that getting them over the top than the actual elections will.

New polls today show Trump 12-13 points behind nationally. They are going to lose by such a large margin that they won’t be able to steal the election, without truly brazen tactics that will outrage the country.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:47:02am

re: #272 NO SMOCKING GUN!

New polls today show Trump 12-13 points behind nationally. They are going to lose by such a large margin that they won’t be able to steal the election, without truly brazen tactics that will outrage the country.

Yeah I think it’s going to be the biggest landslide in my lifetime. I’ll get off your lawn but there’s reason for optimism here.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:48:52am

re: #270 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think he doesn’t run again in 2024 because he hates the job but he will continue to try to influence the GOP base with tweets, rallies, & endorsements. He wanted a Trump TV had he lost to Clinton if you recall.

I don’t expect an actual run by Trump in 2024, because I think he’ll be dead, demented or possibly in prison by then. But he does love his rallies, so I see him “running” for president next year.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:50:13am

re: #274 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I don’t expect an actual run by Trump in 2024, because I think he’ll be dead, demented or possibly in prison by then. But he does love his rallies, so I see him “running” for president next year.

Yeah I think he does will he or won’t he which will drive the GOP establishment nuts and keep the base unhinged.

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Jay C  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:51:37am

re: #243 A Cranky One

My brother found this at his MIL’s house (she’s become a hoarder).

He’s trying to understand where it came from and why she had it.

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Free Art History explanation! Today only!
The piece is a parody sculpture based on (as best as can be determined) various 16th-17th Century compositions (both paintings and sculpture) illustrating the myth of Hercules and Antaeus* - and/or Hercules and Diomedes.
The “where it came from”? Actually, this tchotchke is - like so much else, apparently widely available on the Internet
As to the “why”? [Insert “shrug” emoji HERE]

* Antaeus (who lived in North Africa) was the demigod son of the Earth Goddess, and was invincible in wrestling as long as his feet were connected to the earth. He would challenge, wrestle and kill passersby, until Hercules came along and defeated him by lifting Antaeus off the ground and crushing him.

ETA: Sorry, DD: I hadn’t read #262

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:53:52am

re: #273 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I think it’s going to be the biggest landslide in my lifetime. I’ll get off your lawn but there’s reason for optimism here.

The only question in my mind is if Barr tries to literally steal the election by something like sending his secret police to sieze uncounted ballots in urban districts in tipping point states to “preserve evidence of voter fraud” and prevent them from being counted. I hope Barr will realize that that only ends with him either dead or in prison, and America hasn’t yet degenerated to the point that Trump can retain power by literally preventing ballots from being counted.

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jeffreyw  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:56:06am

re: #265 stpaulbear

But where is the pound of cheese?

I bought a 50 pound wheel of cheddar once. It got moldy as it dwindled.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:57:20am

re: #271 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ideal situation is that the GOP will try to counter Trump this time, realizing that he is a fucking self-centered lunatic whose interests are counter to the GOP, and implode trying, as without the Trump base, they can never command a majority or even a plurality.

Your periodic reminder: the American public has the memory of a gnat.

In 1964, the Democrats won in a landslide, with huge victories across the board. I posted on the door to my dorm room a drawing of a headstone with the epitaph: RIP GOP. In 4 years, Nixon became president. The political landscape can change overnight. No one in 2019 foresaw a pandemic raging across the nation in 2020; we cannot predict what is likely strike us in the next 4 years.

It would be fabulous for the GOP to vanish from the face of the earth, but unfortunately that’s not happening. We just have to hope the Biden and Democratic victory is so overwhelming that the trajectory of our nation’s politics can be sufficiently altered to provide a better life for Americans.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:57:28am

re: #277 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The only question in my mind is if Barr tries to literally steal the election by something like sending his secret police to sieze uncounted ballots in urban districts in tipping point states to “preserve evidence of voter fraud” and prevent them from being counted. I hope Barr will realize that that only ends with him either dead or in prison, and America hasn’t yet degenerated to the point that Trump can retain power by literally preventing ballots from being counted.

Right. Honestly we need to be ready for anything but Trump is losing big right now.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:57:44am

Basically, the same situation as in 1937 when a conservative court began supporting th New Deal after FDR made moves to increase the number of justices.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:58:45am

re: #271 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ideal situation is that the GOP will try to counter Trump this time, realizing that he is a fucking self-centered lunatic whose interests are counter to the GOP, and implode trying, as without the Trump base, they can never command a majority or even a plurality.

Which is why the GOP will remain a fascist party. Everywhere there are enough uneducated white people to keep Republicans in power, they will remain evil, with Fox News and the rest of the rightwing propaganda machine pumping poison into people’s minds.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:58:55am

re: #278 jeffreyw

I bought a 50 pound wheel of cheddar once. It got moldy as it dwindled.

High-speed cheddar will kill you.

Watch a Downhill Cheese-Chasing Competition in Britain | National Geographic

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stpaulbear  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:00:58am

re: #272 NO SMOCKING GUN!

New polls today show Trump 12-13 points behind nationally. They are going to lose by such a large margin that they won’t be able to steal the election, without truly brazen tactics that will outrage the country.

Bill Barr.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:01:03am

re: #281 Ace-o-aces

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Basically, the same situation as in 1937 when a conservative court began supporting th New Deal after FDR made moves to increase the number of justices.

We will find out soon when the Court issues its ruling in the ACA case.

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jeffreyw  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:01:52am

re: #283 Decatur Deb

High-speed cheddar will kill you.

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I was able to sneak up on this one.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:02:34am

The GOP isn’t dead until it’s dead. However, this pandemic is going to define the GOP in a lot of people’s minds not unlike their response to the Depression. 2022 won’t be 2010 redux. I honestly feel I’ve experienced some trauma the past seven months. I’ve felt my anxiety skyrocket.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:04:17am

The president is likely toast’: Trump’s woes raise GOP fears of a blue wave

“The president has had possibly the worst two-week stretch that a candidate could have going into the final month of an election,” one Republican strategist said.

A series of setbacks for President Donald Trump has left some Republican operatives and donors fearing that the race for the White House is slipping away and proposing that the party shift focus to protecting seats in Congress.

Vulnerable GOP candidates are currently tethered to an unpopular president, fighting for survival against a potential blue wave after Trump’s widely panned performance in the first debate, his coronavirus diagnosis and his erratic behavior on economic stimulus talks.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s lead over Trump has topped 10 points in the NBC News national polling average. Across the country, Trump is hemorrhaging support among seniors and faces widespread defections among white college graduates, particularly women.

“The president has had possibly the worst two-week stretch that a candidate could have going into the final month of an election,” Ken Spain, a Republican strategist, said.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:05:18am

If they argue expansion using the districts as the argument, I think it can be won politically. It can’t come off as it did against Roosevelt come off as being done simply for political reasons. Even FDR lost a lot of internal support over that including from his VP.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:06:50am

re: #288 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The president is likely toast’: Trump’s woes raise GOP fears of a blue wave

Can’t remember the last time Trump had a good day let alone month. IMO I think Biden would beat Trump pandemic or no pandemic but the pandemic has put Trump’s unfitness on full display.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:07:31am

re: #288 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The president is likely toast’: Trump’s woes raise GOP fears of a blue wave

Tragic ‘tis. Tragic, I say.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:10:34am

re: #288 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The president is likely toast’: Trump’s woes raise GOP fears of a blue wave

Jaime Harrison raised a record shattering $57 million in the 3rd quarter, giving him a massive advantage over Lindsey Graham, who may win anyway, because South Carolina. But he is running scared, so that is good to see.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:10:41am

re: #263 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Its entirely possible that Trump is funneling every penny he can into his pocket.

Yeah, that’s probably the real answer.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:12:21am

2016 really gave us a false idea of Trump’s strengths as a candidate. He actually underperformed Romney and McCain in a lot of areas and the areas that went from Obama to Trump are likely to head back to Biden.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:13:21am

Trump has fallen in the polls but not as much as the truly appalling series of recent disasters would normally suggest.
This shows just how impervious his cult base is to facts, logic, or even self-preservation.

Again, not one dollar or breath should be wasted trying to convert the base. They are a write-off. Everything should be focused on getting out the vote and thwarting Republican suppression.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:13:51am

re: #269 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What psychos kill animals for fun?

I’ll take “serial killers” for $200, Alex.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:15:55am

re: #287 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’ve been a mess. At first I figured we’d get some control over this rather quickly. And then the assholes started their lying shit and the cases and deaths began rising. Since May, I have been unable to eat much or sleep. I’ve lost 40 lbs. My hair is falling out, I cry every day at least once and my patience is shot. The sadness is overwhelming sometimes. I have lost interest in things I once loved to do. I’m trying not to let this hurt so much, but I think this pandemic has been so horribly handled by the White House magnified a lot of anxiety, hurt, anger and so much more. They are willfully trying to hurt us, to kill as many of us as possible in the time they have left.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:17:47am

re: #295 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Trump has fallen in the polls but not as much as the truly appalling series of recent disasters would normally suggest.
This shows just how impervious his cult base is to facts, logic, or even self-preservation.

Again, not one dollar or breath should be wasted trying to convert the base. They are a write-off. Everything should be focused on getting out the vote and thwarting Republican suppression.

And the GOP gamble that they could reap the economic benefit of reopening the economy without causing a surge in covid has failed. States are experiencing record shattering growth in new cases.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:17:51am

re: #297 A Mom Anon

I’ve been a mess. At first I figured we’d get some control over this rather quickly. And then the assholes started their lying shit and the cases and deaths began rising. Since May, I have been unable to eat much or sleep. I’ve lost 40 lbs. My hair is falling out, I cry every day at least once and my patience is shot. The sadness is overwhelming sometimes. I have lost interest in things I once loved to do. I’m trying not to let this hurt so much, but I think this pandemic has been so horribly handled by the White House magnified a lot of anxiety, hurt, anger and so much more. They are willfully trying to hurt us, to kill as many of us as possible in the time they have left.

I’ve had many a night where I just want to break down in tears because I can remember life before the Pandemic and before Trump. It’s a much darker place.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:18:36am

“A New York dairy farmer sent President Jackson an interesting gift: a 1,400-pound cheese. Jackson left it in the Entrance Hall of the White House to age for two years. In 1837 the President invited the public to come and eat it. The cheese was gone in two hours, but the stain and smell in the Entrance Hall lasted for a long while.”

whitehousehistory.org

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:21:31am

re: #221 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:21:33am

Even Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. I think that’s his floor. I think his ceiling is 46%. Can’t see that being enough. Would I like him to be beaten in all 50 states? Sure but a lot of but not enough people will vote Republican no matter what and we all know people like this.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:21:36am

re: #299 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly. They are doing this on purpose. They know what they are doing. If we’re exhausted they figure we’ll just give up fighting. If we die along the way, that’s a bonus for them. These are the same people who think Liberal Hunting License bumper stickers were soooo funny. Who say openly we are traitors and all the things wrong are on us. Who want us dead.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:22:04am

re: #295 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Trump has fallen in the polls but not as much as the truly appalling series of recent disasters would normally suggest.
This shows just how impervious his cult base is to facts, logic, or even self-preservation.

Again, not one dollar or breath should be wasted trying to convert the base. They are a write-off. Everything should be focused on getting out the vote and thwarting Republican suppression.

Leave that to The Lincoln Project. Trump barely ecked through against the least popular Democratic nominee ever by being dragged to the finish line by an email obsessed media, Russia and James Comey. Against Biden, the very definition of a generic Democrat, Trump is getting crushed. Deservedly so.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:22:33am

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:22:59am

re: #285 NO SMOCKING GUN!

We will find out soon when the Court issues its ruling in the ACA case.

My guess is that, if the Dems take back the Senate and the Whitehouse, then SCOTUS punts on the case, since likely legislative actions would make their ruling moot.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:25:29am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:25:42am

re: #303 A Mom Anon

Exactly. They are doing this on purpose. They know what they are doing. If we’re exhausted they figure we’ll just give up fighting. If we die along the way, that’s a bonus for them. These are the same people who think Liberal Hunting License bumper stickers were soooo funny. Who say openly we are traitors and all the things wrong are on us. Who want us dead.

People who find helicopter jokes funny. Ideologically I’ve actually not become more radical but I’ve become more convinced than ever that democracy and inclusion matter. But yeah it’s been tough. I’m really close with my extended family. I’ve only seen my uncle since March and a socially distant visit with my cousin and her husband but that’s it. I’m not giving up but I’m definitely worn down mentally. It’s definitely made me more anxious about talking to people.

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Jay C  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:27:00am

re: #298 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And the GOP gamble that they could reap the economic benefit of reopening the economy without causing a surge in covid has failed. States are experiencing record shattering growth in new cases.

I’d disagree with this assessment: if only for the (abhorrently disgraceful) idea that the GOP’s rush to “reopen the economy” - and reap the political benefits - was a gamble made without any regard for the COVID-19 pandemic whatsoever: that the main Republican “philosophy” in dealing with this deadly disease is to basically ignore it in the scramble to “get back to normal”; fundamentally; “if you get you get it, if you don’t you don’t; you may live, or you may die, but them’s the breaks - open those bars back up!”.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:27:14am

re: #306 Ace-o-aces

My guess is that, if the Dems take back the Senate and the Whitehouse, then SCOTUS punts on the case, since likely legislative actions would make their ruling moot.

We will see how fanatical the Court reactionaries are. Alito and Thomas are automatic votes against the ACA. Roberts has ruled to affirm it twice and will do so again. We’ll see what Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett do.

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wrenchwench  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:28:30am

Yesterday, a grocery clerk asked how I was doing that day, so I remarked on how nice the weather was. He said, ‘Oh, yes, that rain was so nice this morning!’

I agreed, and left off all the sunshine I had been soaking up that afternoon, not wanting to cloud his mood.

Sometimes, I get obvious reminders of my new zip code.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:29:45am

re: #307 jaunte

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McConnell wanted credit for the GOP court packing scheme, which Hannity wasn’t giving him.

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stpaulbear  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:31:10am

re: #297 A Mom Anon

I’ve been a mess. At first I figured we’d get some control over this rather quickly. And then the assholes started their lying shit and the cases and deaths began rising. Since May, I have been unable to eat much or sleep. I’ve lost 40 lbs. My hair is falling out, I cry every day at least once and my patience is shot. The sadness is overwhelming sometimes. I have lost interest in things I once loved to do. I’m trying not to let this hurt so much, but I think this pandemic has been so horribly handled by the White House magnified a lot of anxiety, hurt, anger and so much more. They are willfully trying to hurt us, to kill as many of us as possible in the time they have left.

The WaPo had a story about a month ago giving a name that doctors have coined to describe some of your feelings: Coronasomnia

I haven’t been able to sleep for shit since April, and there’s always residual feelings of dread. It’s not how I wanted to go into retirement.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:33:14am

re: #299 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’ve had many a night where I just want to break down in tears because I can remember life before the Pandemic and before Trump. It’s a much darker place.

The election of 2000 started America on a dark path. For a few years, with the 2006 elections that brought Democrats into power in Congress, it appeared that our direction had changed and then the Obama election gave us real hope.

But the 2010 election started us back down the wrong road and the 2014 election accelerated our journey toward destruction. With the GOP in charge of both houses and McConnell in charge of the Senate, we were already heading in a very wrong direction. If Ted Cruz were elected in 2016, there may have been no way to recover from a journey to absolute plutarchy. Of course, depending on what happens on November 3, there may still be no way to escape a very dark fate.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:33:38am

re: #313 stpaulbear

The WaPo had a story about a month ago giving a name that doctors have coined to describe some of your feelings: Coronasomnia

I haven’t been able to sleep for shit since April, and there’s always residual feelings of dread. It’s not how I wanted to go into retirement.

I’ve slept okay but there’s this sadness I’ve been feeling. Lots of uncertainty about the future too.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:35:17am
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stpaulbear  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:36:17am

re: #302 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Even Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. I think that’s his floor. I think his ceiling is 46%. Can’t see that being enough. Would I like him to be beaten in all 50 states? Sure but a lot of but not enough people will vote Republican no matter what and we all know people like this.

If Trump wins even a dozen states I wouldn’t blame the rest of the world for thinking that they should never really trust us again.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:37:03am
“Today’s GOP is full of messages you’d expect of an abuser and their support system. Victim blaming, and its cousin the myth of meritocracy, say “you got what you deserved”. When conservative pundits blame Trumpism on Obama or the left, it’s pundit-speak for “We only hit you because of what you did”. Gaslighting is ubiquitous, especially a strain that doesn’t really attempt to fool the victim or any neutral third party. This includes risible lies like “no collusion”, but also risible lies like “tax cuts for the rich are revenue-neutral” and “Democrats want to take away your Medicare”. “Democrats are denying Kavanaugh a fair process” was particularly mind-blowing, given how they treated Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland and rammed Kavanaugh through.”

No wonder everyone feels exhausted. Being abused is exhausting.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:39:06am

NEW: the White House has banned Dr. Fauci from speaking to the American public.

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Jay C  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:40:19am

Minor pedantic peeve:
I’ve noticed that there has been a general media conflation of two different concepts in the “discussions” of “court packing”. One is the sort that the GOP/Mitch McConnell has been doing for years: deliberately creating/maintaining judicial vacancies, then “packing” the courts by pushing through as many nominations of “reliable” hack ideologue RWers as possible (while ignoring or steamrollering any Senate -still less public - opposition).
The other, for which (Joe Biden/Kamala Harris/any Democrat) keep getting pressed at every opportunity to have to formally denounce is “packing” by expanding the size of courts - which new seats would, presumably be filled by “political appointees”; i.e., to most MSM types, Communists.
[peeve OFF]

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:40:35am

re: #317 stpaulbear

If Trump wins even a dozen states I wouldn’t blame the rest of the world for thinking that they should never really trust us again.

16 states are pretty much a lock for Trump. It would be an upset if he didn’t win at least 20. But if Biden pulls out Texas, Trump will have no large states in his column.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:40:57am

re: #314 Hecuba’s daughter

The election of 2000 started America on a dark path. For a few years, with the 2006 elections that brought Democrats into power in Congress, it appeared that our direction had changed and then the Obama election gave us real hope.

But the 2010 election started us back down the wrong road and the 2014 election accelerated our journey toward destruction. With the GOP in charge of both houses and McConnell in charge of the Senate, we were already heading in a very wrong direction. If Ted Cruz were elected in 2016, there may have been no way to recover from a journey to absolute plutarchy. Of course, depending on what happens on November 3, there may still be no way to escape a very dark fate.

We already were but having a President that openly champions tyrants, white supremacy, & paramilitary thugs is something else entirely. I owe my political involvement to the aftermath of 2000 but the past seven months have been hell on me mentally.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:41:01am

re: #320 Jay C

Jamming vs. expanding.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:41:39am

re: #317 stpaulbear

If Trump wins even a dozen states I wouldn’t blame the rest of the world for thinking that they should never really trust us again.

My cousin in the UK was telling me that him getting nominated was shocking enough and I can’t disagree.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:42:09am

re: #302 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Even Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. I think that’s his floor. I think his ceiling is 46%. Can’t see that being enough. Would I like him to be beaten in all 50 states? Sure but a lot of but not enough people will vote Republican no matter what and we all know people like this.

Hoover wasn’t a malignant clown with no public service, who publicly trashed anyone who disagreed with him. He spearheaded the famine relief program to save millions in Russia who would otherwise have died from starvation during the 1921-1923 famine. His biographers credited him with saving more lives than any person who has ever lived.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:44:18am

re: #312 NO SMOCKING GUN!

McConnell wanted credit for the GOP court packing scheme, which Hannity wasn’t giving him.

Either Hannity was feigning ignorance about the reason that Obama did not fill the seats or he is truly stupid. I’m going with his being a liar who regurgitates whatever Trump promotes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:45:19am

re: #325 Hecuba’s daughter

Hoover wasn’t a malignant clown with no public service, who publicly trashed anyone who disagreed with him. He spearheaded the famine relief program to save millions in Russia who would otherwise have died from starvation during the 1921-1923 famine. His biographers credited him with saving more lives than any person who has ever lived.

Oh come the hell on. It was the greatest economic disaster the country had ever faced. I’m not talking about Hoover the man but I’m trying to say that even presidents in dire political situations like Hoover have higher floors than they ought to. And you’re forgetting that Hoover for all the admirable work he did in Russia in the early 20’s showed an indifferent attitude about federal relief following the Stock Market crash.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:54:32am

The Trump base will continue to deify him even after the GOP establishment tries to throw him under the bus.* This is one reason I think he and some major accomplices actually will flee the country. They can continue to milk the base for ego-stroke and dollars from exile.

*Not letting them get away with this will be a major concern for years, if not decades. He must be an albatross around their necks for as long as the real force behind the GOP, the degenerate hinterland gentry, tries to preserve its privilege at the expense of the planet and the rest of the human race.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:54:38am

re: #325 Hecuba’s daughter

Hoover wasn’t a malignant clown with no public service, who publicly trashed anyone who disagreed with him. He spearheaded the famine relief program to save millions in Russia who would otherwise have died from starvation during the 1921-1923 famine. His biographers credited him with saving more lives than any person who has ever lived.

And that means what to the GOP?

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:56:24am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:00:36am

re: #330 Sherlock Hound

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Trump is just the face on that form of racism and white supremacy intimidation tactics. It is not going away when Trump does. And the GOP at its roots is going to continue to support it as long as they see it as something they can tap to gain and maintain power.*

* - I see the GOP as a mix of true believers in that sort of thing and opportunistic assholes who will use anything they can get their hands on in order to enrich themselves.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:02:23am

re: #326 Hecuba’s daughter

Either Hannity was feigning ignorance about the reason that Obama did not fill the seats or he is truly stupid. I’m going with his being a liar who regurgitates whatever Trump promotes.

Bingo, and McConnell wasn’t going to sit there are let Hannity write him out of history as the evil genius.

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sagehen  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:02:29am

re: #300 Barefoot Grin

“A New York dairy farmer sent President Jackson an interesting gift: a 1,400-pound cheese. Jackson left it in the Entrance Hall of the White House to age for two years. In 1837 the President invited the public to come and eat it. The cheese was gone in two hours, but the stain and smell in the Entrance Hall lasted for a long while.”

whitehousehistory.org

Also inspired my favorite-every-year West Wing episodes…

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:03:19am

re: #329 Belafon

And that means what to the GOP?

Obviously nothing. I just meant that the fact Hoover received 40% of the vote doesn’t say anything about how Trump will/should do. The 1932 GOP base bears no resemblance to the 2000 GOP base, except for the wealthy.

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Danack  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:06:51am

re: #283 Decatur Deb

High-speed cheddar will kill you.

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It’s worth pointing out that the people who voluntarily fling themselves down steep hills, decided not to hold the competition this year, as the coronavirus made it too dangerous.

They might be mad, but they’re not stupid.

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Teukka  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:06:58am

And that kids, is why unicorns don’t exist…

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Jay C  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:07:28am

re: #327 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

re: #325 Hecuba’s daughter

Hoover wasn’t a malignant clown with no public service, who publicly trashed anyone who disagreed with him. He spearheaded the famine relief program to save millions in Russia who would otherwise have died from starvation during the 1921-1923 famine. His biographers credited him with saving more lives than any person who has ever lived.

Oh come the hell on. It was the greatest economic disaster the country had ever faced. I’m not talking about Hoover the man but I’m trying to say that even presidents in dire political situations like Hoover have higher floors than they ought to. And you’re forgetting that Hoover for all the admirable work he did in Russia in the early 20’s showed an indifferent attitude about federal relief following the Stock Market crash.

I think Herbert Hoover’s reputation as the efficient, “get-er-done!” Great Engineer was what finally did him in, politically (President was actually his only elected office). I think the public expected a lot more from him, even if stuff like European famine relief, or the Mississippi Flood relief efforts in 1927 were worlds different from the general collapse of the national(/world) economy in the early 30s. As I recall, though: by 1932, Hoover had come (if somewhat belatedly) to the stark realization that federal action WAS vitally necessary: but that he was continually stymied by other Republicans in his Administration, and a Republican Congress - most of whom assumed the best way to deal with the Great Depression was to just ignore it and let it turn around on its own. Hoover basically responded by withdrawing into his shell: I think you’re right: needing a “higher floor”, Hoover went and hid in the basement.

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sagehen  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:08:01am

re: #319 jaunte

NEW: the White House has banned Dr. Fauci from speaking to the American public.

Can they do that?

If he wants to keep his job they have leverage, but he looks old enough to retire and collect his pension.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:10:46am

re: #337 Jay C

I think Herbert Hoover’s reputation as the efficient, “get-er-done!” Great Engineer was what finally did him in, politically (President was actually his only elected office). I think the public expected a lot more from him, even if stuff like European famine relief, or the Mississippi Flood relief efforts in 1927 were worlds different from the general collapse of the national(/world) economy in the early 30s. As I recall, though: by 1932, Hoover had come (if somewhat belatedly) to the stark realization that federal action WAS vitally necessary: but that he was continually stymied by other Republicans in his Administration, and a Republican Congress - most of whom assumed the best way to deal with the Great Depression was to just ignore it and let it turn around on its own. Hoover basically responded by withdrawing into his shell: I think you’re right: needing a “higher floor”, Hoover went and hid in the basement.

I think Hoover was one of the better men of that era. Though his flood relief actually was the beginning of the end of the Republicans having the African American vote. I think he just didn’t have the right stuff for the presidency and he was stuck in old ways. FDR to his credit was willing to try new things.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:11:29am

re: #330 Sherlock Hound

I am very obviously not a black person, but I suspect you’d hear a lot of “and that’s different now how?” if you asked some.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:13:24am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:13:24am

re: #331 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Trump is just the face on that form of racism and white supremacy intimidation tactics. It is not going away when Trump does. And the GOP at its roots is going to continue to support it as long as they see it as something they can tap to gain and maintain power.*

* - I see the GOP as a mix of true believers in that sort of thing and opportunistic assholes who will use anything they can get their hands on in order to enrich themselves.

Much like the pre-civil rights era Democratic Party in the South, the core of the 21st Century GOP is white supremacy, and it took a century after the Civil War for that to change. It is a very difficult trick to abandon your base of support to reach for another. GOP politicians in the Northeast, where GOP moderates have some success winning governorships, will have to lead the way, because they can only succeed by building a more diverse coalition, like the northern Democratic Party in the 20th Century. The Southern GOP won’t change until they can no longer win statewide elections with their white base.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:18:25am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:20:06am

re: #342 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Much like the pre-civil rights era Democratic Party in the South, the core of the 21st Century GOP is white supremacy, and it took a century after the Civil War for that to change. It is a very difficult trick to abandon your base of support to reach for another. GOP politicians in the Northeast, where GOP moderates have some success winning governorships, will have to lead the way, because they can only succeed by building a more diverse coalition, like the northern Democratic Party in the 20th Century. The Southern GOP won’t change until they can no longer win statewide elections with their white base.

That’s what has hurt the GOP here. They can’t win the diverse areas because the disdain is so obvious. Three of our likely gubernatorial candidates next year will be African Americans including two women. We’ve already broken the racial barrier here but the gender one could be next. Additionally, we might be sending a third African American to Congress too since the Va-5 Republicans didn’t renominate their somewhat sane incumbent because he performed a same sex marriage and isn’t anal about pot as well. Doesn’t hurt that Dr. Cameron Webb is a great candidate as well.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:23:53am
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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:25:11am

re: #305 Decatur Deb

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danarchy  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:25:21am

re: #338 sagehen

Can they do that?

If he wants to keep his job they have leverage, but he looks old enough to retire and collect his pension.

He will be 80 this year and has held his current position since the early 80’s. If he doesn’t retire and hit the talk show circuit I will think less of him.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:31:10am

Still not his fault:

And here’s a medical history reference:

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:31:36am

re: #341 jaunte

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Eric’s out there saying that his dad got a vaccine, and Trump is claiming that he can’t get it anymore. They don’t want or need the lethality of facts floating around.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:32:10am

Lre: #348 Belafon

Still not his fault:

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Of course. Responsibility is for suckers.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:32:47am

Eric talking more than Don Jr these days.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:32:49am

re: #339 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think Hoover was one of the better men of that era. Though his flood relief actually was the beginning of the end of the Republicans having the African American vote. I think he just didn’t have the right stuff for the presidency and he was stuck in old ways. FDR to his credit was willing to try new things.

Good man, terrible President. Trump is just plain terrible, in every way imaginable.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:33:33am

Someone posted it early, but I nearly cried when I opened the paper and read today’s Doonesbury.

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cat-tikvah  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:33:40am

re: #291 Decatur Deb

It’s not enough. I want an extinction level electoral outcome for the entire GOP.

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William Lewis  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:37:07am

re: #353 Barefoot Grin

Someone posted it early, but I nearly cried when I opened the paper and read today’s Doonesbury.

Oh, yeah. That one’s a modern classic.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:38:47am

Cover of the next TIME Magazine:

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:41:03am
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:41:24am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:44:27am

re: #354 cat-tikvah

It’s not enough. I want an extinction level electoral outcome for the entire GOP.

fivethirtyeight.com moved Texas to slightly favoring Trump this morning, so we are getting close.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:46:07am

re: #357 Belafon

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Sounds like her ideology derives as much from her Louisiana upbringing as it does from her religious views: environmental destruction by corporations disproportionately impacting POC and de facto segregation.

Leslie Proll
@LeslieProll
Amy Coney Barret has been on bench for only three years. She’s already had colleagues accuse her of not following Brown v. Board AND Griggs v. Duke Power which held policies adversely impacting people of color constitute discrimination. Breathtaking record for a SCOTUS nominee.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:54:50am

It’s interesting that there has been no Republican attempt to rehabilitate Hoover in recent years. Coolidge and even Harding have been the subject of such revisionism but Hoover, like his successors Landon and Wilkie, is a non-person in current GOP hagiography.

Being so long in the past has nothing to do with it, since FDR is still a major bogeyman to Republicans, with the Birchers especially having an elaborate demonology around him.

Wendell Wilkie is probably my favorite 20th century Republican, even more so than Eisenhower. Eleanor Roosevelt said later that she and FDR admired Wilkie more than they did any other Republican, and more than most other Democrats. After his defeat in the 1940 election, Wilkie offered his services to FDR in the crisis building up to US participation in World War II. FDR accepted, and Wilkie traveled all over the world as a kind of roving ambassador. He wrote a visionary book, One World, on the basis of those experiences. Its theme, international unity, would have present-day Republicans turning purple, foaming at the mouth and rolling on the floor in terminal fits of rage.

One World is a manifesto and a travelogue written by Wendell Willkie, a liberal Republican, about his seven-week, 31,000-mile tour, and originally published in April 1943. It advocates for an end to colonialism, World Federalism, and equality for non-whites in the United States.

One World inspired the One World movement and the World Federalist Movement — which included among its supporters Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru —and advocated strong and democratic super-national institutions. That wave of thinking gave birth to the postwar international order, including the United Nations System, but was also very critical of the postwar order and the UN, claiming it is insufficient to avoid another world war.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:56:17am

re: #361 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

It’s interesting that there has been no Republican attempt to rehabilitate Hoover in recent years. Coolidge and even Harding have been the subject of such revisionism but Hoover, like his successors Landon and Wilkie, is a non-person in current GOP hagiography.

Being so long in the past has nothing to do with it, since FDR is still a major bogeyman to Republicans, with the Birchers especially having an elaborate demonology around him.

Wendell Wilkie is probably my favorite 20th century Republican, even more so than Eisenhower. Eleanor Roosevelt said later that she and FDR admired Wilkie more than they did any other Republican, and more than most other Democrats. After his defeat in the 1940 election, Wilkie offered his services to FDR in the crisis building up to US participation in World War II. FDR accepted, and Wilkie traveled all over the world as a kind of roving ambassador. He wrote a visionary book, One World, on the basis of those experiences. Its theme, international unity, would have present-day Republicans turning purple, foaming at the mouth and rolling on the floor in terminal fits of rage.

Yeah Willkie was a statesman. Not qualified to be President IMO which is why I would have voted FDR over him but he was a good man and someone had he lived put the party in a better direction.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:56:19am

re: #357 Belafon

But she didn’t get drunk and whip out her dick when she was in college, so there’s that bar already cleared…

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PrairieQueen  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:59:20am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They caught the fucker that supposedly set it. That was followed by another bunch of hay with Trump signs being burned at another location entirely, for the second time.

People need to stop thinking their difference of opinion or co-signed outrage means arson is okay. Arson is not okay. Property destruction is not okay. Looting is not okay. Shooting “the other guys” demonstrating is not okay. Kidnapping governors is not okay. None of this is okay.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:01:34am

re: #356 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump finally made the cover…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:01:57am

re: #362 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah Willkie was a statesman. Not qualified to be President IMO which is why I would have voted FDR over him but he was a good man and someone had he lived put the party in a better direction.

Imagine Wilkie living into the 1990s, which he would have if he had lived to the same age as Landon. (LR knows this but for the rest of you, Wilkie died suddenly of a heart attack in 1944, aged 52.)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:07:06am

Wilkie was the first major party presidential candidate to speak to the NAACP convention, but only after the election. Jim Crow was at its peak and southern Democrats went batshit over it. Conservative Republicans went out of their way to distance themselves and re-assure their segregationist colleagues that Wilkie was old news and the GOP was not going race-mixer on them.

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b_sharp  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:19:25am

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

::: pouring champagne for the room :::
Thanks for putting me at 45,000 Karma.

Cool. Karma kicked me in the ass.

(Waves to everyone using the Spy)

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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:23:43am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Hah! I was just watching this before your post:

Backpacking food: how to make a bannock, bacon & egg supermuffin in your billy can

Backpacking food: how to make a bannock, bacon & egg supermuffin in your billy can (video recipe)

Even without the cheese, and ignoring the undercooked bacon, it was also pretty much a nope.

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BigPapa  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:26:23am
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:27:42am
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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:29:00am

re: #371 Belafon

Another walking disease vector.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:34:42am
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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:36:39am

I was listening to the Sarah Kendzior podcast last night. She and her co-host had Tim Snyder, the Princeton historian on. He was talking about how pain and cruelty are parts of authoritarian system. And how Austria having stable, inexpensive, and available medical care positively affect citizens’ mental outlook in a way that is missing in the US.

Snyder has written extensively on the authoritarianism and fascism. He is now on a book tour for his latest book, about health care. It is based upon his experiences under both US and Austrian health care systems. And about his experiences with an undiagnosed burst appendix, that almost killed him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:37:05am

re: #369 ckkatz

Hah! I was just watching this before your post:

Backpacking food: how to make a bannock, bacon & egg supermuffin in your billy can

Even without the cheese, and ignoring the undercooked bacon, it was also pretty much a nope.

Just don’t let your bannock burn!

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:38:14am

re: #371 Belafon

I’m about to the point where I’d need to be held back from doing something that would earn me jail time if I encountered this shit. I guess the good news is she was by herself and didn’t have minions. So proud of herself for not doing the very least thing she could do to be a decent human. Instead, being a fucking asshole is a point of pride.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:39:41am

re: #375 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just don’t let your bannock burn!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:40:20am

re: #376 A Mom Anon

I’m about to the point where I’d need to be held back from doing something that would earn me jail time if I encountered this shit. I guess the good news is she was by herself and didn’t have minions. So proud of herself for not doing the very least thing she could do to be a decent human. Instead, being a fucking asshole is a point of pride.

at least she was keeping her distance

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:42:28am

re: #378 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because she didn’t have backup. Because she’s an unpatriotic sack of crap. And yes, the field where I grow my fucks to give is now barren. Living in the south through this madness has done my patience zero favors.

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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:42:48am

re: #375 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just don’t let your bannock burn!

I was watching it because, although I have baked bread in the kitchen oven and in dutch ovens, I was curious how to cook it with campfire and hiking type gear. Also, bannock seems to be a fairly generic term, being used for yeast based breads, quick breads, and even fried dough. (At least on youtube.)

It appears that basically, the dough is placed in a pan and that placed in a larger pot (aka ‘billy’) which becomes the heated baking chamber. Usually the ‘dough’ pan is placed on some pebbles to keep it from touching the bottom of the ‘billy’.

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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:48:36am

re: #375 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just don’t let your bannock burn!

Btw, in the late 1950’s my father built a house in a new Bethesda, Maryland suburb called … Bannockburn.

bannockburncommunity.org

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Dave In Austin  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:02:21am
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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:09:23am

This thread is too quiet…

So… Where are average things manufactured?

The satisfactory.

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A Cranky One  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:14:49am

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Dave In Austin  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:18:59am

19th Century Hand forged grappling hook. A fine example of handmade ironwork.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:20:29am

re: #385 Dave In Austin

A bargain at $49.58!

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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:21:07am

re: #385 Dave In Austin

Interesting! Was it forged from a single bar or were several pieces welded together?

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A Cranky One  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:24:02am

re: #276 Jay C

Free Art History explanation! Today only!
The piece is a parody sculpture based on (as best as can be determined) various 16th-17th Century compositions (both paintings and sculpture) illustrating the myth of Hercules and Antaeus* - and/or Hercules and Diomedes.
The “where it came from”? Actually, this tchotchke is - like so much else, apparently widely available on the Internet
As to the “why”? [Insert “shrug” emoji HERE]

* Antaeus (who lived in North Africa) was the demigod son of the Earth Goddess, and was invincible in wrestling as long as his feet were connected to the earth. He would challenge, wrestle and kill passersby, until Hercules came along and defeated him by lifting Antaeus off the ground and crushing him.

ETA: Sorry, DD: I hadn’t read #262

I love this blog. Come for the politics and music and get free art lessons!

Thanks.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:24:43am
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danarchy  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:29:16am

re: #389 Patricia Kayden

[Embedded content]

It’s like those tootsie pop commercials. How many licks does it take to get to the center. 1-2-3-*chomp*

Tootsie Pops - “How Many Licks?” (Commercial, 1982)

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:29:38am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:29:38am
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:29:44am

re: #383 ckkatz

This thread is too quiet…

So… Where are average things manufactured?

The satisfactory.

I made some hawaiian pizza last night, but I burned it. I guess I should have set the oven temp a bit aloha.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:33:13am

re: #387 ckkatz

Interesting! Was it forged from a single bar or were several pieces welded together?

That’s a question on the Blacksmithing forums this morning. Most agree that it’s a forge welded piece. 4 bars. Same could be done by a splitting a square bar both ways and then drawing the hooks out and punching the hole.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:33:18am

re: #392 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Which is why he wasn’t allowed to go talk today.

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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:36:43am

re: #393 Barefoot Grin

I made some hawaiian pizza last night, but I burned it. I guess I should have set the oven temp a bit aloha.

:)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:41:00am

re: #391 jaunte

[Embedded content]

One of the best takedowns of that I have seen. I look forward to Pete in Biden’s administration.

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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:41:13am

re: #394 Dave In Austin

I find it interesting to look at the decisions the blacksmith made.

I suspect that in the days before electrically-powered heavy equipment it was a lot easier to work with multiple lighter pieces rather than with a single heavier piece.

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NetworkKed  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:44:45am

re: #394 Dave In Austin

That’s a question on the Blacksmithing forums this morning. Most agree that it’s a forge welded piece. 4 bars. Same could be done by a splitting a square bar both ways and then drawing the hooks out and punching the hole.

Just looking at it, I would have guessed it was a single piece. But IANAB, and I don’t really know what’s possible in this realm.

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ckkatz  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:45:13am

re: #395 Belafon

Which is why he wasn’t allowed to go talk today.

These folks truly have no respect for anything or anyone outside themselves and their wants.

Reminds me of when Trump crashed a party thanking a charity donor (not himself), walked up and sat down in the chair meant for the donor who was supposed to be honored.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:46:06am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:50:48am

re: #369 ckkatz

Zero seasoning. Blech.


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