Radiohead’s “Kid A” Performed by Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers (And the Original Track for Reference)

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I’ve had this in my collection for a while but for some reason never listened until today, and I was completely blown away by the Punch Brothers’ cover of the uncoverable: Radiohead’s “Kid A.” It’s the very last song you’d expect a group of acoustic instrumentalists to attempt, and that’s what makes this band amazing.

Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers perform their arrangement of Radiohead’s “Kid A” during “American Acoustic with Chris Thile” at The Kennedy Center.

Performance date: June 25, 2016

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Here’s the original, for reference.

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LadyBehir  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:52:20pm

And the horse he rode in on.

GOTV.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:52:31pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:53:37pm
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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:54:30pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 11, 2020 • 5:59:37pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:04:32pm

re: #2 jaunte

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I guarantee that Trump has convinced his kids that America owes it to them for the “Russia hoax, the greatest political scandal of all time.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:05:13pm

Humanity.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:05:41pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Jesus. What an idiot. Like by decree he can stop fires and stop rivers that flow into the ocean. I cannot even.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:07:46pm

climate change (management)

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:09:01pm

Change management.

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Jay C  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:09:08pm

re: #8 A Mom Anon

Jesus. What an idiot. Like by decree he can stop fires and stop rivers that flow into the ocean. I cannot even.

Yeah: well all they need to do out there is start raking those forests properly! And send the water where it’s needed (the Pacific Ocean has enough)!!!
Moron.
I’m curious as what Trump’s polling numbers are like in California…

Never mind: I just checked: Joe and Kamala up by 62-31. As of last week, anyway

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:09:39pm

What’s with these little fish that need water?

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Jack Burton  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:10:12pm

re: #8 A Mom Anon

Jesus. What an idiot. Like by decree he can stop fires and stop rivers that flow into the ocean. I cannot even.

He was president the last 4 years, didn’t stop any of that in that time.

It’s like he’s running against an incumbent.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:11:00pm

re: #11 Jay C

I would like to see the RNC/GOP internal poll numbers. I’m guessing they are pretty awful. Which warms the cockles of my cold, black heart 🖤

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Jay C  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:19:15pm

re: #12 jaunte

What’s with these little fish that need water?

I think it’s a leftover meme from a few years back when California was in a drought: Devin Nunes and a bunch of CA GOPers were whining and bitching about water allocations for their agricultural districts - fair enough complaints, but of course (being GOPers) they cast it in classic anti-environmentalist terms: “necessary” (for them) water being “wasted” by America-hating left-wing hippie eco-freaks because of some “little fish” in the SF Bay.

Needless to say, California’s water-allocation issues were (and are) considerably more complex than the simple-minded RW narrative, but I guess a good hippie-punching stereotype is too useful to let go of.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:21:21pm
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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:22:38pm

re: #15 Jay C

I guess if the state required agricultural users to cover their aqueducts to reduce evaporation loss, they wouldn’t celebrate.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:22:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:23:56pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:24:01pm

One can only hope. Anyway, he wants to do it not only for the adoration, but because he knows the media will cover it. CNN and MSNBC had better cover it with “and in other news, Trump held yet another rally today. Brian, what’s the weather looking like next week….”

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:25:07pm
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:26:07pm
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gwangung  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:26:21pm

re: #21 Belafon

Why should Democrats throw away a tactic the Republicans wholeheartedly used for the last decade?

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:28:11pm

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:29:21pm
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:29:49pm

re: #24 Patricia Kayden

Who might that be?

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:29:57pm

“Ok, what do we got on Trump this week?”

“Tax fraud, E. Jean Carroll rape allegations, misinformation on coronavirus and his refusal to tell us the truth of his sickness, Eric’s deposition…(takes deep breath, exhales)…on-going aid from Russian operatives, corrupted DOJ and other Depts, Bureaus, and Agencies by Trump lackeys….”

“And what about Biden?”

“There’s some scuttlebutt about ‘packing the SCOTUS’.”

“Right, let’s run with the scuttlebutt.”

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:30:51pm

re: #26 Belafon

I don’t know but I love his sign.

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piratedan  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:31:52pm

re: #23 gwangung

you completely misunderstand… Dems can only follow and abide by the rules that the GOP establish, until they are on the cusp of succeeding and then the rules are changed to prevent them from doing so… and the Media are the faithful umpires who are ready to call out all violations of the rules, until the rules themselves are changed, and then they kind of have mass amnesia about that.

(and yeah, I KNOW YOU COMPLTETELY UNDERSTAND THIS, but if we’re going to allow bad faith arguments, we might as well take it to its logical conclusion, eh?)

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piratedan  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:33:29pm

re: #25 Belafon

have Noah get back to us when he’s thoroughly reviewed the 2020 GOP platform…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:36:34pm

re: #30 piratedan

have Noah get back to us when he’s thoroughly reviewed the 2020 GOP platform…

Rothman had always been a true douche nozzle. Fuck him.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:37:33pm

Pack the courts and expand the Supreme Court.

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Interesting Times  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:41:30pm

re: #31 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Rothman had always been a true douche nozzle. Fuck him.

His name looks vaguely familiar but I can’t place him. Some trump-supporting dingus?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:44:12pm

re: #32 Patricia Kayden

Pack the courts and expand the Supreme Court.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:44:26pm

re: #33 Interesting Times

“He is the author of the 2019 book “Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America”. Published by Gateway Editions, an imprint of Regnery Publishing”
en.wikipedia.org

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Interesting Times  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:45:53pm

re: #35 jaunte

“He is the author of the 2019 book “Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America”. Published by Gateway Editions, an imprint of Regnery Publishing”
en.wikipedia.org

Not familiar with that book. Based on the title, is it some other “waaah, I’m being held accountable for saying horrible racist things” white-grievance whinging?

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:46:56pm

re: #36 Interesting Times

Have not read it, but Regnery Publishing is a red flag for Bircher-friendly reading.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:47:20pm

re: #36 Interesting Times

Not familiar with that book. Based on the title, is it some other “waaah, I’m being held accountable for saying horrible racist things” white-grievance whinging?

Probably, but the publisher gives it away.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:47:56pm

I think Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism probably said it all already.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:51:20pm

re: #37 jaunte

Have not read it, but Regnery Publishing is a red flag for Bircher-friendly reading.

And Nut-case Catholicism. Historically they are strongly linked—back to Father Coughlin through Phyllis Schlafly & Co..

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b.d. (Enough!)  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:56:47pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 11, 2020 • 6:58:21pm

...

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:03:12pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:04:47pm

Sure like Pete. The best part is that he will be in public life for another 40 or 50 years.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:07:18pm
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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:08:27pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:10:01pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

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William Lewis  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:10:21pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sure like Pete. The best part is that he will be in public life for another 40 or 50 years.

This is what I saw earlier in the year when he was running and I seriously liked him for VP.

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b_sharp  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:12:13pm

re: #48 William Lewis

This is what I saw earlier in the year when he was running and I seriously liked him for VP.

I’d love to see a ticket with him and Kamala.

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:12:19pm
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fern01  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:14:56pm

re: #34 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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From your link

The larger lesson is that Republican judges are serious about using their power to obstruct Democrats in office, even when doing so is legally indefensible and blatantly undemocratic—indeed, even when it jeopardizes human life.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:24:01pm

re: #49 b_sharp

I’d love to see a ticket with him and Kamala.

Joe intends to serve just one term. 2024 is not that far away.

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NetworkKed  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:31:04pm

re: #47 Rightwingconspirator

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345 is looking like a very likely outcome - the only reason that the spikes in the EV distribution graph aren’t higher is that GA/NC/IA/OH/TX are soooo close to being blue.

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NetworkKed  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:32:43pm

re: #52 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Joe intends to serve just one term. 2024 is not that far away.

People say that, but it doesn’t appear to be an actual thing. Personally I’d prefer 8 years of stability if we can get it.

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retired cynic  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:43:43pm

re: #54 NetworkKed

People say that, but it doesn’t appear to be an actual thing. Personally I’d prefer 8 years of stability if we can get it.

I think we should just see how it goes. You know the Republicans and their Right Wing are going to fight everything as close to a standstill as they can. I’m just hoping lessons learned stay learned, and we start making progress again. First, stop the skid into fascism. And start breathing deeply again.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:45:31pm
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Interesting Times  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:45:50pm

Important, particularly when you consider the sky-high undecided rate in 2016 and how it shook out:

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:49:08pm

2018: Flock of Seagulls near Ventura, California

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retired cynic  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:49:54pm

re: #58 So Cal Greek Hippie

What is that stack of dirt?

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:50:00pm
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:50:02pm

re: #50 jaunte

My President.

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sagehen  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:53:23pm

re: #15 Jay C

I think it’s a leftover meme from a few years back when California was in a drought: Devin Nunes and a bunch of CA GOPers were whining and bitching about water allocations for their agricultural districts - fair enough complaints, but of course (being GOPers) they cast it in classic anti-environmentalist terms: “necessary” (for them) water being “wasted” by America-hating left-wing hippie eco-freaks because of some “little fish” in the SF Bay.

Needless to say, California’s water-allocation issues were (and are) considerably more complex than the simple-minded RW narrative, but I guess a good hippie-punching stereotype is too useful to let go of.

Those “little fish” (the delta smelt) are the food source that brings tuna to the region. Sad for the farmers, but commercial fishing is a bunch of jobs too.

If the farmers get shorted, they have a bad year. If it’s the fish that get shorted, they’re gone forever. One year, the river was so droughted they were loading up tanker trucks with water and fish from upstream, and trucking it to near the coastline. Those tuna need their dinner.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:57:29pm

With Lakers victory, they have now tied the Celtics for most league championships of all time (17).

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wrenchwench  Oct 11, 2020 • 7:57:49pm

re: #62 sagehen

Those “little fish” (the delta smelt) are the food source that brings tuna to the region. Sad for the farmers, but commercial fishing is a bunch of jobs too.

If the farmers get shorted, they have a bad year. If it’s the fish that get shorted, they’re gone forever. One year, the river was so droughted they were loading up tanker trucks with water and fish from upstream, and trucking it to near the coastline. Those tuna need their dinner.

Gosh-darn species with their environmental dependencies. You know, the living species

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:01:46pm

re: #63 Eclectic Cyborg

With Lakers victory, they have now tied the Celtics for most league championships of all time (17).

11 out of 13 of those NBA titles were when Bill Russell played for the Celtics.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:02:43pm

re: #41 b.d. (Enough!)

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:03:02pm

re: #56 Patricia Kayden

It does seem the Democrats at all levels, including us, have settled in the message that Republicans, specifically McConnell, have packed the courts.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:04:07pm

re: #66 🌹UOJB!

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Missing the point of asking that question.

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mmmirele  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:09:08pm

I voted my ballot. This is just a corner of it.

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

I voted against retaining the three state supreme court justices on the ballot, and all but one of the appellate court judges. The county judges, for the most part, were OK. The state supreme court justices either ruled in favor of the calligraphy shop that wanted to discriminate against lesbians or recused, so that was a NO, DAWG from me.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:12:35pm

re: #59 retired cynic

Berm holding back edge of a strawberry field

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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:12:56pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:13:17pm

re: #68 Belafon

Missing the point of asking that question.

In 2014, Luke Russert more than anyone else endlessly filed “reports” pumping up Joni Ernst. Just like his Dad did with Dumbya in 2000.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:20:54pm
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:21:12pm

Covita:

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plansbandc  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:22:10pm

re: #73 Belafon

Because the media is complete ass.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:22:12pm
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:23:34pm

re: #76 Belafon

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:23:42pm

re: #76 Belafon

Seems like a colossal waste of time in California.

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retired cynic  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:24:19pm

re: #76 Belafon

Arrest them!!

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thecommodore  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:24:51pm
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sagehen  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:26:01pm

re: #58 So Cal Greek Hippie

another flock of seagulls
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jaunte  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:29:39pm
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:34:08pm
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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:45:54pm

Biden can’t answer the question of court expansion until after January first. The reason being that what is to stop McConnell and the GOP at this point from approving 3 more judges at this point, the law they’re currently not following?

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:48:32pm

re: #81 sagehen

Ha! I saw them at the US Festival in 1983 the same 3 day event where Van Halen drunkenly discombobulated so they were only the second crumbiest act there (based in live performance)

The best? IMO it was U2 in an early spot on day 3 Few if us knew who they were at the start of the set but we sure knew afterwards

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:53:32pm

re: #47 Rightwingconspirator

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Joe has now moved up to 86/100 in fivethirtyeight’s simulations.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 8:56:15pm

re: #69 mmmirele

I voted my ballot. This is just a corner of it.

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I voted against retaining the three state supreme court justices on the ballot, and all but one of the appellate court judges. The county judges, for the most part, were OK. The state supreme court justices either ruled in favor of the calligraphy shop that wanted to discriminate against lesbians or recused, so that was a NO, DAWG from me.

I’m voting in person next week when the local early polling sites are first open. For judges, I always review the Illinois voteforjudges.org website which posts candidate evaluations of 13 separate legal organizations and vote only for judges that get all (or almost all) positive reviews. In any contested race, I vote Democratic, as long as the judge is qualified.

There are other state level races which in another time, I might have voted Republican but not now — not until the GOP has been completely reformed.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:00:28pm

re: #83 Belafon

I will happily laugh my fucking ass off for days if Trump ends up costing the GOP Texas.

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CleverToad  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:00:51pm

Colorado voting:
Received an email Friday from my county’s ballot tracker to say my ballot went in the mail. Ballots arrived Saturday.

Sat down with hubby at the breakfast table today and re-read the handy guides the state and county send out to explain the ballot issues. Ditto the judges reviews. Checked with the county Dems website to determine the candidates for the local races that didn’t list the party.

Filled out ballots. Inserted into the personalized outer envelopes. (Noted that there’s no secrecy sleeve this year. Interesting.) Signed and dated the envelopes. Saved the “I voted” stickers that come with the instructions.

Dropped off ballots in one of the 32 official drop boxes for my county, which are monitored 24/7 by security cameras.

When my envelope is received at the election office, I will be notified by email.

Still need to bug my kid to fill out his ballot, but two out of three straight-D votes for the household are complete.

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BeachDem  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:02:14pm

re: #39 jaunte

I think Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism probably said it all already.

And, unsurprisingly…

Jonah Goldberg called Unjust “crisp, insightful and passionate”.

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Interesting Times  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:06:33pm

re: #87 Hecuba’s daughter

You mentioned downstairs that you were interested in other local races to donate to, so here’s one that seems pretty crucial:

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:07:32pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:09:49pm

PM Jukebox is streaming live, celebrating 5M subs:

5 Million Subscriber Party - Request a Song and I’ll Play it on Piano

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plansbandc  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:12:09pm

Off topic (like a lot of the time)

I started listening to the podcast, Cocaine and Rhinestones. Absolutely fascinating history of 20th century country music. (Tyler Mahan Coe, David Allen Coe’s son. He knows some shit because he lived it.)

Anyhoo, The first season is killer, but it’s obvious that TMC is a complete dick (Allegedly). And there’s never been another season, because TMC is a complete dick. (Allegedly)

But oh that first season. So damn good. I am on the Kershaw brothers episode. Wow!

I’m going to have to take a deep dive into forties and fifties country because it’s so great.

I was fortunate enough to see Doug Kershaw in concert. Didn’t even really know who he was. I mean it was ‘81. I was digging the Cars and Culture Club and Depeche Mode. But he was incredible in concert.

If you are at all into podcasts, listen to this one. It’s so damn good.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:13:04pm

re: #91 Interesting Times

You mentioned downstairs that you were interested in other local races to donate to, so here’s one that seems pretty crucial:

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I actually saw that on Friday and sent some money her way at that time! But thank you!

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BeachDem  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:16:42pm

re: #65 Ace Rothstein

11 out of 13 of those NBA titles were when Bill Russell played for the Celtics.

Thank you for mentioning it. Bill Russell, my all-time favorite athlete (and a hell of a person).

For anyone who might have missed it, a recent article by Russell.

Racism Is Not a Historical Footnote

theplayerstribune.com

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plansbandc  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:17:51pm

re: #96 BeachDem

The unbelievable bullshit Russell went through blows my mind.

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BeachDem  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:18:55pm

re: #74 Belafon

Covita:

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I kind of like Velveeta Peron (saw it in a WaPo comment)

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plansbandc  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:21:34pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:25:24pm

re: #85 So Cal Greek Hippie

Ha! I saw them at the US Festival in 1983 the same 3 day event where Van Halen drunkenly discombobulated so they were only the second crumbiest act there (based in live performance)

The best? IMO it was U2 in an early spot on day 3 Few if us knew who they were at the start of the set but we sure knew afterwards

I saw not only Flock of Seagulls but also the Fixx, opening for the Police on a scorching summer day outdoors at a decrepit soccer stadium in the summer of 1983.

You don’t get any more 80s than that. And the Police were at the top of their game, right before they broke up.

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plansbandc  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:28:20pm

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

I saw the Police and it was one of my top 3 fave concerts. I still love the Fixx. Would have very much enjoyed seeing them back in the day.

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Belafon  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:35:01pm
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William Lewis  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:41:58pm

re: #101 plansbandc

I saw the Police and it was one of my top 3 fave concerts. I still love the Fixx. Would have very much enjoyed seeing them back in the day.

Never saw them alas.

Best shows I did see?
Bowie. U2. X. John Melencamp. Patti Smith. Paul Westerberg/Replacements. Grant Hart/Husker Du.
Edit: Can’t forget Concrete Blond.

Best and worst, simultaneously? Hole about 2 months after Kurt’s suicide… O_O

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Teukka  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:45:16pm

re: #76 Belafon

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*sniff sniff*
Is that mindnumbing desperation I smell in the air?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 11, 2020 • 9:48:45pm
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Jack Burton  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:03:26pm

re: #105 Dread Pirate Ron

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As someone who had actually had H1N1pdm09 at the end of April of 2009, it really annoys me to all hell when Clownstick and The Fly rant about what a “disaster” Obama’s handling of it was. Dude it was only 11 years ago. Only children won’t remember. I think more people died of COVID in one month than did in 2 years of H1N1. Someone needs to double blast these fuckers in to orbit on that lie, because it’s one of the most egregious ones, and with these fuckers that’s saying a lot.

I remember it first occuring
getting it,
being sick for 2 weeks,
being over it,
my University considering cancelling graduation ceremony,
we threatened to riot and told them to put out hand sanitizer and wipes.

It was fine…
then I never heard about H1N1 again (after *MAY* 2009) until it was listed on the things I was getting a flu vaccine for years later. I don’t even think I mentioned having it here back then because it was such a non-issue to me.

That totally sounds like a “complete fucking disaster” to me.

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plansbandc  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:12:14pm

re: #103 William Lewis

Best show I ever saw was in a 300 person theater. (The late and lamented Rainbow Music Hall in Denver) Sinead supporting her first album. She was absolutely freaking insanely good. Was truly obsessed with buying and collecting music when I was a kid and I completely stopped buying and collecting when I got “The Lion and the Cobra”. I honestly felt I had found what I was looking for.

So to see her? And she was everything I could have asked for and more? Crazy.

Was into that album for nearly a year. All I played. :D

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:14:27pm

Idiots shooting off fireworks here in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles because of the Laker win. Sure hope we do not have a rerun of July 4th with the AQI in the Hazardous level when I wake up tomorrow…

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BigPapa  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:21:23pm

James O’Queef losing his shit and it’s glorious.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:23:31pm

re: #95 Hecuba’s daughter

I actually saw that on Friday and sent some money her way at that time! But thank you!

If you’re made of money and throwing it around (:: there’s Kara Eastman for NE-2. She’s seeking to oust the two-term Rep. Don Bacon.

eastmanforcongress.com
270 to Win has her district at “leans Democratic.”

With slightly lower odds is Kate Bolz for NE-1. She’s seeking to oust the odious eight-term Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.

katebolz.com
270 to Win moved her district from Safe R to Likely R this week.

Flipping a seat also helps to flip the single electoral vote (and with enough voter turnout, the two senate electoral votes).

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teleskiguy  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:25:23pm

I’ve seen too much live music to pick a best show but if you put a gun to my head and insisted I pick one I’d have to say Prince. Dude put on a fucking show.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:26:40pm

re: #111 teleskiguy

I’ve seen too much live music to pick a best show but if you put a gun to my head and insisted I pick one I’d have to say Prince. Dude put on a fucking show.

For me it would have to be Sara Brightman.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:28:50pm

re: #112 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

For me it would have to be Sara Brightman.

Best live music performance I saw was back in 1975 when I was at Pitt and Mike Nesmith and his friends played at the college coffee house.

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BigPapa  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:37:56pm

re: #111 teleskiguy

I’ve seen too much live music to pick a best show but if you put a gun to my head and insisted I pick one I’d have to say Prince. Dude put on a fucking show.

Yup, hard for me to pick one. I saw Stevie Ray Vaughn twice. First time was ok. Second time 3 months before he died and he was on the Ethereal Plane. I don’t think he missed a note for 2 hours.

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plansbandc  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:39:10pm

re: #114 BigPapa

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a fabulous show.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:42:54pm

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If you’re made of money and throwing it around (:: there’s Kara Eastman for NE-2. She’s seeking to oust the two-term Rep. Don Bacon.

eastmanforcongress.com
270 to Win has her district at “leans Democratic.”

With slightly lower odds is Kate Bolz for NE-1. She’s seeking to oust the odious eight-term Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.

katebolz.com
270 to Win moved her district from Safe R to Likely R this week.

Flipping a seat also helps to flip the single electoral vote (and with enough voter turnout, the two senate electoral votes).

Done!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:49:12pm

re: #116 Hecuba’s daughter

Done!

Nebraska thanks you.

🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽

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BigPapa  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:50:12pm

Pete, again. He should just do all the shows.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:52:02pm

This evening:

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., and State Sen. Kate Bolz, a Democrat, sparred Sunday night over health care and the federal response to COVID-19.

Bolz is mounting the most serious challenge in more than a decade to Fortenberry, who has represented Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District since 2005.

KETV hosted Sunday night’s debate, which put the spotlight squarely on the pandemic. The candidates spoke from podiums at least 6 feet apart, a plastic divider between them.

“Make no mistake, health care is on your ballot this year,” Bolz said. “It’s as clear as the mask on your face.”

(more)

Fortenberry and Bolz tussle over coronavirus and health care in debate (Omaha World-Herald)

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 11, 2020 • 10:55:25pm

re: #118 BigPapa

Pete, again. He should just do all the shows.

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My sister was precisely in the position that Mayor Pete describes. The fetus died in her womb and was decomposing. If she had not had an abortion at where she was (8 month) she would have died from sepsis.

I will NEVER forgive those Xtians who laid such a guilt trip on her for that and they succeeded in turning her into a rabid antichoicer who picketed clinics and harassed women going there for help, damning them in the name of Jesus…

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:03:49pm

re: #118 BigPapa

Pete, again. He should just do all the shows.

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It takes a special skill to be willing to go on Fox and confront them successfully; Pete demonstrates that ability whenever he’s interviewed there. Having a key role in the Biden administration would be an ideal career move for him and would benefit this nation.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:08:47pm

re: #120 🌹UOJB!

My sister was precisely in the position that Mayor Pete describes. The fetus died in her womb and was decomposing. If she had not had an abortion at where she was (8 month) she would have died from sepsis.

I will NEVER forgive those Xtians who laid such a guilt trip on her for that and they succeeded in turning her into a rabid antichoicer who picketed clinics and harassed women going there for help, damning them in the name of Jesus…

I had a roommate during my homeless period who’s father was a Baptist minister. Her foetus died in the seventh month; he relentlessly harangued her against getting an abortion, ensuring she nearly died from sepsis and a hospitalisation of nearly a month when her wanted dead baby was born naturally.

She was ruined: psychologically, medically, and financially (you know he didn’t help with the bills either), and shunned by good Christians in her circle because she must have done something wrong for her wanted baby to die.

Religion poisons everything.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:13:06pm

Pinkerton Guard Charged In Shooting Wingnuts Tried To Pin On Anarchists. Did We Time Travel? (Wonkette)

I don’t exactly know how it happened, but we all woke up this morning to a story about a Pinkerton detective, America First-ers and a crime wrongly being blamed on anarchists and yet somehow it is not 100 years ago and I am not currently in a speakeasy singing “10 Cents A Dance.”

Did I blink in front of a weeping angel?

Did we become unstuck in time? Is everything just folding on into itself? Is it that I drank a couple Aviation cocktails last night and now we’re all doing that TV trope where we’re all in the past, usually in some film noir kind of situation, but we’re all also still ourselves? Or are conservatives just super bad at coming up with new material? It is hard to tell.

This weekend in Denver, a protester at a far-right rally was shot and killed after pepper spraying a Pinkerton security guard who was hired by local television station 9News. Police have been very, very clear that the shooter, named as 30-year-old Matt Doloff had no connection to antifascist activists — but, naturally, conservatives have been screaming from the rooftops that dude was basically Sacco and/or Vanzetti and/or Leon Czolgosz. Or they would if they knew who any of those people were.

(more)

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:19:58pm

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We know it won’t stop SMOTI from spreading that shit all over the net.

I’m CENSORED sick and tired of how SMOTI can lie all the time and hide behind the 1st Amendment.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:28:36pm
I used to call it the “scamdemic.” I thought it was an overblown media hoax. I made fun of people for wearing masks. I went all the way down the rabbit hole…

What Are We So Afraid Of? (Washington Post)

These stories are starting to turn out to be this year’s Cletus Safaris.

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PrairieQueen  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:51:35pm

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Funny thing is, when I got it months ago and survived, that only reinforced some peoples’ belief it was not that serious. Many of them didn’t believe it was real until they actually knew someone that had it. Okay, I got it. Now they new someone. Saying it was a hoax didn’t sit right anymore.

When I lived, they had to admit it was real, but “not a big deal.”

It is a big fucking deal and it can kill you. When you’re sick, you can spread it and kill other people. When I was sick, for the first day I wondered if it might just kill me too. I lived. Fact is, statistically most people that get it survive it. Most, not all.

Forget the bullshit viral videos of nurses saying they hadn’t personally seen cases and all the other conservative heroes and anti-vaxxers and armchair Constitutionalist experts, I’m telling you it’s real. It’s real and it can kill you. 200k+ agree, it can kill you.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:52:18pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:53:42pm

re: #126 PrairieQueen

I’m doing everything I can to avoid getting this. I have no desire to personally experience how serious this is.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 11, 2020 • 11:57:25pm
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Cheechako  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:06:43am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Here’s a link to the National Debt Clock: US Debt Clock

Handy reference.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:08:31am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:15:00am

Ad for onions removed by Facebook for being ‘overtly sexual’

I guess these folks have had experiences that the rest of us don’t know about. And don’t want to know about.
Btw, I raise onions here at the Conspiracy Farm. Am I a porn producer now?

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PrairieQueen  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:17:51am

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have no idea where I got it, but I think those germs are pretty much everywhere now. It’s out there, and a lot more people will get it. I believe it will run its course around the world a few times, masks or no masks. Even with precautions, COVID is determined to survive. It only takes the tiniest chink in society’s armor to exist as a perpetual threat.

Good new is, if you get it, odds are you’ll live. I’m saying percentage-wise, more survive than die from it. I’m not making light of it FFS, I’m just saying odds are in your favor.

Be careful. Stay healthy. Whatever you do, don’t die.//

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:21:36am

re: #132 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Ad for onions removed by Facebook for being ‘overtly sexual’

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I guess these folks have had experiences that the rest of us don’t know about. And don’t want to know about.
Btw, I raise onions here at the Conspiracy Farm. Am I a porn producer now?

Maybe it was this ad (privated for veggie porn):

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PrairieQueen  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:21:59am

re: #131 Dread Pirate Ron

Holy crap.

I lost a very good friend years ago when an elderly driver in an oncoming car suffered a heart attack, crashed into her head on, and killed her instantly.

It’s the shit you never see coming, no matter how careful you may be. Sad.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:29:14am

California NORML Retweeted

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:33:26am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:36:33am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:46:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:51:59am

re: #139 Dread Pirate Ron

“Talking about having a vaccine in 12 to 18 months is an expression of breathtaking optimism,” says Tom Bollyky.

Here are the four steps of vaccine development, and what happens after approval

We need a vaccine, but keep in mind that a large segment of the US population will refuse it while another segment (elderly or otherwise ill) might not be able to use it safely.

And we need to develop a quick and reliable test so we can screen travelers or visitors to large events.

Only then will we be able to get the disease under control and start to live “normally” again.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 12:55:17am

re: #132 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Ad for onions removed by Facebook for being ‘overtly sexual’

[Embedded content]

I guess these folks have had experiences that the rest of us don’t know about. And don’t want to know about.
Btw, I raise onions here at the Conspiracy Farm. Am I a porn producer now?

LOL, looking forward to your first erotic Romance novel.

Maybe that’s why Terrorbook can’t kick off the Nazis: They can’t tell them from onions either.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 1:14:07am

re: #132 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Maybe someone should notify this account at Twitter, since they might also be confused about what an onion is.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 1:16:23am

Thread, seven tweets, of some of the hell we’ve been put through only this month.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 1:19:56am

The annual township property tax exemption list came out in the county paper (state law requires tax-exempt properties be published once a year).

1/8 of the village tax exempt for Messiah Lutheran Church.
Four city lots and a portion of the rural township for Rose Hill Cemetery.
A rural property for an FM antenna, a radio station owned by a church in the county seat.
One lot for the American Legion hall.
One lot for the village hall and public library.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 1:24:12am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 1:51:11am

Yay.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zones 310 and 313.

* WIND…Sustained west 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

* HUMIDITY…As low as 12 percent.

* IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 1:52:41am

Latest update on Post-Tropical Depression Delta (yes, it’s still around)

nhc.noaa.gov

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 1:58:48am

re: #146 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yay.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zones 310 and 313.

* WIND…Sustained west 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

* HUMIDITY…As low as 12 percent.

* IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

12% humidity? That’s lower than Phoenix at the height of summer!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 2:06:16am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

12% humidity? That’s lower than Phoenix at the height of summer!

We’re pretty much a desert here as well. (XIX Century maps show the Sandhills as desert.)

Our average annual rainfall here is very low.

usclimatedata.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 2:07:50am

Weissmann Thinks We Could See Trump Self-Pardon If He Doesn’t Win Reelection | Deadline | MSNBC

(8:08)

Weissmann Thinks We Could See Trump Self-Pardon If He Doesn’t Win Reelection | Deadline | MSNBC

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 2:13:49am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

12% humidity? That’s lower than Phoenix at the height of summer!

We hit that more than a dozen times a year here in the SF bay area east of the Oakland Hills.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 2:17:47am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We’re pretty much a desert here as well. (XIX Century maps show the Sandhills as desert.)

Our average annual rainfall here is very low.

usclimatedata.com

It was all knows as “The Great American Desert” until modern mechanical cultivation came along. And it is also a matter of distribution of rainfall. Even Arizona gets 10” or more of rain per year, distributed over the year, that could support lush grassland, but it all comes in the late-summer Monsoon season or in winter.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 2:27:51am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was all knows as “The Great American Desert” until modern mechanical cultivation came along. And it is also a matter of distribution of rainfall. Even Arizona gets 10” or more of rain per year, distributed over the year, that could support lush grassland, but it all comes in the late-summer Monsoon season or in winter.

Plus the occasional remnants of a Pacific hurricane.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 2:42:34am

Beau of the Fifth Column, preceded by an advert to me to vote against Missouri Amendment 3 (lobbyist limits, which reduce them by $5)

(7:04)

Let’s talk about the US Constitution and a slogan….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:06:03am

MSNBC held something like a focus group in Michigan to get opinions on the kidnapping and murder plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

In keeping with the news media’s seeking of opinions, when a conservative (or this case, conservatives) messes up, you need to interview conservatives. (They had one Democratic voter, and one embarrassed Republican—an independent, the rest are Republicans).

They did the interview in “Detroit” (in quotes because it’s actually on Belle Isle).

(8:31)

Michigan Voters Discuss The Terrorist Plot Against Gov. Whitmer: ‘Absolutely Despicable’ | MSNBC

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:09:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:10:16am

re: #155 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I see little newsworthy about picking six random people and asking their opinions on a subject. I would prefer a deeper analysis of the alleged perps and their network, connection, suppliers and inspiration to perform an act of DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:10:35am

Trump even lost the FDD.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:16:06am

I agree that NATO needs a big reform and reorientation, but that is not to be effected by the US unilaterally withdrawing and defunding.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:27:59am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:40:52am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:43:11am
In mid-April, senior advisers to a dozen Republican senators gathered on the second floor of the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s offices, where NRSC executive director Kevin McLaughlin detailed the stark online fundraising disparities that led to eight GOP incumbents getting outraised by Democrats in the first three months of 2020.

McLaughlin concluded his presentation with a dire warning: If campaigns didn’t improve their digital fundraising dramatically, they’d have no way to counter a “green tsunami” of Democratic spending in the fall, according to three people familiar with the meeting.

Six months later, the green tsunami is here. And it’s threatening to wipe out the Republican Senate majority.

(more)

‘Green tsunami’: Inside Senate Republicans’ financial freak-out (Politico)

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John Hughes  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:45:10am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Although the debt affects each of us,

Uh, how, exactly?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:48:42am

re: #163 John Hughes

Uh, how, exactly?

debt is not a bad thing in and of itself if the marginal utility exceeds the interest costs.

the most common example of that is a home mortgage.

Debt is only bad when Democrats run it up, remember?

Heck, I recall a heady time under Bill Clinton when the US was running a budget surplus, to which Rush Limbaugh commented that it was immoral for the US government to take in more money from us than it needed to operate…

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John Hughes  Oct 12, 2020 • 3:56:09am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You are, of course, right about personal debt.

But the “Peter G Peterson Foundation” are making the claim that:

On October 2, the gross federal debt of the United States surpassed $27,000,000,000,000. Although the debt affects each of us […]

But they don’t explain how the “gross federal debt” “affects each of us”.

Are they so ignorant of economics that they think national debt is the same kind of thing as personal debt?

I see that they’re against tax cuts, which is ok, but apparently only because they’re scared of debt, which is silly.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:18:40am

re: #165 John Hughes

Are they so ignorant of economics that they think national debt is the same kind of thing as personal debt?

Probably not, but it makes a good excuse to cut more social programs.

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Axolotl  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:26:46am

re: #165 John Hughes

You are, of course, right about personal debt.

But the “Peter G Peterson Foundation” are making the claim that:

But they don’t explain how the “gross federal debt” “affects each of us”.

Are they so ignorant of economics that they think national debt is the same kind of thing as personal debt?

I see that they’re against tax cuts, which is ok, but apparently only because they’re scared of debt, which is silly.

Totally agree John. This is not the same is personal debt and as mentioned even some of that has a utility. (There is a great scene in Its a Wonderful Life where it is explained.)

This debt is in our currency so it is not the same as Greece or Argentina back in the day.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:34:04am

re: #163 John Hughes

Uh, how, exactly?

We don’t know how the National debt effects us until we do, and then we’ll all be experts on it and saw it coming. (This made sense in my head but I’m only on my second mug of coffee.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:43:49am

Dinner time: Kielbasa and cabbage.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:46:40am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dinner time: Kielbasa and cabbage.

Oh my lord why do you hate your body so?!

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:47:49am

re: #170 Shropshire Slasher

Oh my lord why do you hate your body so?!

Eh, I had beef, onions and peppers (fried in olive oil) in a green curry sauce over a bed of jasmine rice.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:48:05am

re: #170 Shropshire Slasher

Oh my lord why do you hate your body so?!

Don’t kink-shame.

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:48:20am

re: #16 Belafon

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as long as this exact same standard is applied to not condemning white supremacy/nationalism and the like

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:52:57am

Welp, I’m have been sent to the Twitter gulag for calling tRump & rick scott a cancer on the body politic that will soon be removed. Appeal in progress.

The txt of the offending tweet.

@SenRickScott @realDonaldTrump And your a lying piece of shit. #MoscowMitch intentionally refused to hold hearings on @BarackObama’s nominees and threatened to do the same if @HillaryClinton won. The @GOP (& you) are a cancer on the American body & will be excised in 2 weeks. Then you all can burn in hell.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:53:28am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

Eh, I had beef, onions and peppers (fried in olive oil) in a green curry sauce over a bed of jasmine rice.

Did you have it for breffist?! Don’t get me wrong, my mom is Polish and would cook all sorts of lovely stuff, I just never liked the red kielbasa, I prefer the white. Now I want pork hocks cooked in sauerkraut with rice. Not for breffist.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 4:54:21am

re: #173 dangerman

Let the record show that any Democrat who declines to answer the court-packing question should be credited with being in favor of it. Problem solved.

as long as this exact same standard is applied to not condemning white supremacy/nationalism and the like

Or stonewalling Merrick Garland…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:03:36am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:04:54am

re: #177 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:34:28am

re: #173 dangerman

as long as this exact same standard is applied to not condemning white supremacy/nationalism and the like

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:35:29am

re: #177 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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William Lewis  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:37:42am

re: #177 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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A Mom Anon  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:40:43am

re: #177 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:44:56am

re: #76 Belafon

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And if you find one that isn’t legal, rip it the fuck out. How the fuck can the authorities even let this stand? That is FELONY vote tampering.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:47:13am

re: #183 Eventual Carrion

And if you find one that isn’t legal, rip it the fuck out. How the fuck can the authorities even let this stand? That is FELONY vote tampering.

They should be a nice target for some civil disobedience. Who wants to bring a property damage case against someone destroying or damaging an illegal collection box?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:51:01am

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (NPR, audio, thirty-five minutes)

Billie Holiday helped shape American popular music with her voice and unique style. But, one song in particular has become her greatest legacy — “Strange Fruit.” The song paints an unflinching picture of racial violence, and it was an unexpected hit. But singing it brought serious consequences.

(3:19, live)

Billie Holiday - “Strange Fruit” Live 1959 [Reelin’ In The Years Archives]

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mmmirele  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:53:48am

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Latest update on Post-Tropical Depression Delta (yes, it’s still around)

nhc.noaa.gov

I was watching the junior NASCAR racing series with my brother on Saturday. It was pouring down rain from Delta, but the race went on, because it was one of the few “road course” races that NASCAR runs. To be blunt, it was a cluster because it was pouring down rain and water was ponding on the roadway. It was funny to see air blower trucks going out and trying to move a half-inch of standing water, with more rain being added despite the effort. The race went like this—start, run a lap or two before there’s a wreck with a few cars, run a couple of laps under caution while the people who wreck go into the pit to try and patch up their cars, wash rinse repeat with the cars becoming progressively more banged up as afternoon turned to evening. At one point, there was a red flag called and drivers had to stop where they were. When they were released to go back to racing, they hadn’t made it even a lap around the roadway before there was a wreck with several cars involved. It was at that point I decided to lay down on my mother’s bed and take a nap. The race finally completed but it was just ugly.

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:56:03am

re: #162 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(more)

‘Green tsunami’: Inside Senate Republicans’ financial freak-out (Politico)

Jaime Harrison raised $57 million in the third quarter of this year a record
The old one was $38 million Beto O’Rourke 2018.
No candidate in any Senate race in history in any quarter has raised over $40m!

Im cheering for lindsey to be toast

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jeffreyw  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:57:17am

Good morning!

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Dave In Austin  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:57:18am
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ericblair  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:57:50am

re: #179 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Let the record show that any Democrat who declines to answer the court-packing question should be credited with being in favor of it. Problem solved.

Right, and therefore a Dem Presidency and Senate is a mandate for augmenting the courts. Wobbly Dems can then be convinced they’ve already paid the political price, so why not do it. Thanks.

I’d like to see the polling, but I’m far from convinced this is an election issue to anyone but the MAGAts who are beyond reach. The lesson that people learned from the GOP is that when you’re in power, you get to do what you want.

And, if people need extra encouragement, a Dem government will start hearings into the mess the Trump maladministration left it, trials and lawsuits will ramp up, and I don’t think we’ve seen but a fraction of the criminality. And when this shit starts really coming out, the question Dems should ask is where the FUCK were the Federal Courts for FOUR FUCKING YEARS when this shit was going on. Lawsuits were filed from 2017 onwards to stop this and almost nothing got done; they just let the administration drag everything out. The only time they would act quickly was to stop people from voting. The Federal court system failed, and it’s time to fix it.

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:58:01am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

debt is not a bad thing in and of itself if the marginal utility exceeds the interest costs.

the most common example of that is a home mortgage.

Debt is only bad when Democrats run it up, remember?

Heck, I recall a heady time under Bill Clinton when the US was running a budget surplus, to which Rush Limbaugh commented that it was immoral for the US government to take in more money from us than it needed to operate…

Horrors that we would save for some future unplanned/unknown
Or pay down the debt
Or invest it some other way
Horrors

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 5:59:24am

re: #165 John Hughes

You are, of course, right about personal debt.

But the “Peter G Peterson Foundation” are making the claim that:

But they don’t explain how the “gross federal debt” “affects each of us”.

Are they so ignorant of economics that they think national debt is the same kind of thing as personal debt?

I see that they’re against tax cuts, which is ok, but apparently only because they’re scared of debt, which is silly.

Haven’t you heard?
The government is a business
Were all stockholders

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mmmirele  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:04:14am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was all knows as “The Great American Desert” until modern mechanical cultivation came along. And it is also a matter of distribution of rainfall. Even Arizona gets 10” or more of rain per year, distributed over the year, that could support lush grassland, but it all comes in the late-summer Monsoon season or in winter.

Our monsoon season in Maricopa County was for *shit* this year. Completely and utterly *for shit*. This chart is rainfall totals since 1990. In the far right column, labeled “Mon” is the rain we get in July, August and September. For this year, it was 0.46 inches. Last year it was 2.19 inches. This on top of record numbers of 110+ and 115+ days this year.

We haven’t gotten any decaying tropical storms or hurricanes from the Pacific this year either.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:04:14am
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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:06:05am

re: #186 mmmirele

I was watching the junior NASCAR racing series with my brother on Saturday. It was pouring down rain from Delta, but the race went on, because it was one of the few “road course” races that NASCAR runs. To be blunt, it was a cluster because it was pouring down rain and water was ponding on the roadway. It was funny to see air blower trucks going out and trying to move a half-inch of standing water, with more rain being added despite the effort. The race went like this—start, run a lap or two before there’s a wreck with a few cars, run a couple of laps under caution while the people who wreck go into the pit to try and patch up their cars, wash rinse repeat with the cars becoming progressively more banged up as afternoon turned to evening. At one point, there was a red flag called and drivers had to stop where they were. When they were released to go back to racing, they hadn’t made it even a lap around the roadway before there was a wreck with several cars involved. It was at that point I decided to lay down on my mother’s bed and take a nap. The race finally completed but it was just ugly.

Didn’t they used to call that demolition derby?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:06:42am

re: #187 dangerman

‘Green tsunami’: Inside Senate Republicans’ financial freak-out

I saw the spin on it at newsmax: “Big Pharma Money Now Going to Biden”

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:09:00am

re: #196 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I saw the spin on it at newsmax: “Big Pharma Money Now Going to Biden”

They sure are creative in twisting those pretzels

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:09:17am

re: #193 mmmirele

Our monsoon season in Maricopa County was for *shit* this year. Completely and utterly *for shit*. This chart is rainfall totals since 1990. In the far right column, labeled “Mon” is the rain we get in July, August and September. For this year, it was 0.46 inches. Last year it was 2.19 inches. This on top of record numbers of 110+ and 115+ days this year.

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We haven’t gotten any decaying tropical storms or hurricanes from the Pacific this year either.

I already know that the hot updrafts from urban areas like Phoenix tend to shunt stormy away, but I gather there weren’t many to shunt this year.

How are the Salt River reservoir levels holding up?

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Dave In Austin  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:14:05am

...

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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:15:20am
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A Mom Anon  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:16:23am

The sham hearings are beginning with Graham pontificating about the blah, blah. Why it’s such a mystery why we’re so divided. I’m done now. I have not the patience or strength…

Also why are her kids being forced to sit through this? Seriously? Is this normal to do?

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:18:00am

re: #193 mmmirele

Worst monsoon ever, I lost a blood orange tree, neighbors lost saguaros, barrel cactus, etc.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:22:55am

re: #201 A Mom Anon

The sham hearings are beginning with Graham pontificating about the blah, blah. Why it’s such a mystery why we’re so divided. I’m done now. I have not the patience or strength…

Also why are her kids being forced to sit through this? Seriously? Is this normal to do?

No it’s not normal.

The kids are there for Republican optics: She’s a family-oriented woman, how can Ebul Demonrats attack such a person, they’re the real misogynists, &c.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:24:24am
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Eventual Carrion  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:25:02am

re: #138 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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Let’s travel back in time.

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mmmirele  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:25:10am

re: #195 dangerman

Didn’t they used to call that demolition derby?

Yeah, but the intention in NASCAR is not to wreck, unlike demolition derby. /veteran of many demolition derbies as a kid—Dad would load up the station wagon and we’d all go out to Antioch Speedway. That was great fun!

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mmmirele  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:27:06am

I know this is the OC Register, but *man* the voter fraud just gets more and more blatant. California lizards, make sure you’re dropping your ballot into an official ballot box!

er 11, 2020 at 7:19 p.m. | UPDATED: October 11, 2020 at 7:48 p.m.
In a photo posted to social media last week, a young man wearing a mask with Orange County congressional candidate Michelle Steel’s name on it is holding a mail ballot and giving a thumbs up next to a box about the size of a file cabinet labeled “Official ballot drop off box.”

The post, from Jordan Tygh, a regional field director for the California Republican Party, encouraged people to message him for “convenient locations” to drop their own ballots.

The problem is the drop box in the photo is not official - and it could be against the law.

The California Secretary of State has received reports in recent days about possible unauthorized ballot drop boxes in Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange counties, agency spokesman Sam Mahood said Sunday evening. Reports place such boxes at local political party offices, candidate headquarters and churches.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said his office is coordinating with local elections officials to look into the reports.

Only county elections officials can oversee ballot drop boxes, choosing the number, location, hours of operation and other details. County registrars are charged with making sure every box follows strict state guidelines for security, including making sure they can’t be tampered with and tracing the chain of custody of all ballots.

“Operating unofficial ballot drop boxes - especially those misrepresented as official drop boxes - is not just misleading to voters, it’s a violation of state law,” Padilla said, with a felony conviction carrying a prison sentence of two to four years.

ocregister.com

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:33:18am

This is the dream my old grad school friend has been waiting for. She went to Notre Dame and was fairly liberal when we became friends. Then as time went on she started attending the local Catholic churches until she found one that she was comfortable with—one that was rigid about doctrine and she dug into her studies of the church until she became that person with anti-abortion stickers all over her car. She visited us last year and gleefully told us that she voted Trump, and this is why. When I say “old” grad school friend, I mean one whom I would help if she called needing help, but I won’t ever go out of my way to contact her again.

ETA: she’s become pretty anti-Notre Dame, too. Thinks it is far too liberal and tolerant of diverse teachings.

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:36:49am

re: #207 mmmirele

The image, in a tweet, can be found at #76.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:38:34am

re: #204 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Wrong.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:41:03am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She refuses to discuss her membership in the organization…

…but yet she wants to be nominated to a lifetime position with the nation’s highest legal body?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:42:16am

(caution for coarse language and mockery of religion, 13:13)

It turns out a whole bunch of Catholics aren’t really Christians, because their baptisms were done wrong.

Catholics Panic After Finding Out They Never Were Catholic

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A Mom Anon  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:42:23am

re: #207 mmmirele

This is not only illegal, but super stupid. The people they are targeting with the info on where these boxes are Republicans. The ballot box drop off info is on your county board of elections website, the fake ones are listed on the GOP websites. They aren’t even smart super villains.

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jeffreyw  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:43:06am

re: #121 Hecuba’s daughter

It takes a special skill to be willing to go on Fox and confront them successfully; Pete demonstrates that ability whenever he’s interviewed there. Having a key role in the Biden administration would be an ideal career move for him and would benefit this nation.

He would be wasted at Press Secretary but it would perfectly demonstrate the definition of the phrase “heighten the contradictions”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:43:32am

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…but yet she wants to be nominated to a lifetime position with the nation’s highest legal body?

And the GOP is on the warpath with “Democrats are trying to apply a religious test for public office.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:44:53am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And the GOP is on the warpath with “Democrats are trying to apply a religious test for public office.”

They will insist that anyone challenging her credentials and qualifications for this office is anti-women, anti-American, anti-family and anti-God.

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:46:01am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And the GOP is on the warpath with “Democrats are trying to apply a religious test for public office.”

“And how will your religious views be used to overrule other religions that accept abortion as a valid procedure?”

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:46:44am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Wrong.

The minister running against Loeffler (?sp) is pro-choice.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:46:57am

Wife’s Facebook traffic:

Daughter2 (Denver): Puts up photo of her bathroom painting project.

Son2 (Tampa): “Your paint is not bonding well to the plaster. Google ‘Latex Bondage’.”

Dau2: “I’M TELLING MOM.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:49:18am

Christian Activist: Let’s Show Love By Putting a “Noose around Hillary’s Neck” (Goes to The Friendly Atheist)

Coach (not a coach) Dave Daubenmire wants to go back to Christianity’s roots.

“I do not believe that there has ever been a more corrupt American politician than Hillary Clinton,” Daubenmire said. “Her public life has been one slimy action after another. The demonic left loves her. There is no doubt in my mind that she is under control of very dark forces. Spiritual forces. Demonic forces. Gates of hell forces. Hillary Clinton is a child of the devil.”

“The greatest example of love is discipline,” he added later in the program. “The greatest example of love is to kill those traitors, so others learn never to do it.”

“Why are men today [too] squeamish to go put a noose around Hillary’s neck?” Daubenmire asked. “Let’s round up that whole cabal. Let’s round ‘em up. Let’s publicly execute ‘em so everybody else realizes this ain’t ever going to happen again.”

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:50:03am
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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:54:13am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:55:21am

re: #217 Belafon

“And how will your religious views be used to overrule other religions that accept abortion as a valid procedure?”

“Those aren’t real religions.”

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard or read conservatives say “Islam isn’t a religion, it’s a political position and therefore not covered by the I Amendment” (even though political positions are also protected).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 12, 2020 • 6:55:52am

I was channel checking last night and noticed that Sunday Night Football had user ratings on -97 which is really high (the worst bad movie I’ve ever seen was -57).

I guess people were pissed that it was cancelled (anyone know if football was cancelled last night?)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:00:09am

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:00:11am

re: #187 dangerman

Jaime Harrison raised $57 million in the third quarter of this year a record
The old one was $38 million Beto O’Rourke 2018.
No candidate in any Senate race in history in any quarter has raised over $40m!

Im cheering for lindsey to be toast

Unfortunately, Beto lost anyway. Let’s not forget that. And let’s not forget the Super Pacs not included in the money count — so plenty of dark money out there helping Republican candidates.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:05:05am

Mike Lee is going to make me vomit.

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:07:08am

re: #226 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, Beto lost anyway. Let’s not forget that. And let’s not forget the Super Pacs not included in the money count — so plenty of dark money out there helping Republican candidates.

The first never tends to do as well as those after. I guarantee you Texas wouldn’t be as close as it is now had Beto not run the way he did. But Harrison is in much better shape than Beto was. Part of our problem here is a good portion of our population, Latinos, undervotes. Harrison isn’t having that problem.

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:07:13am

re: #207 mmmirele

I know this is the OC Register, but *man* the voter fraud just gets more and more blatant. California lizards, make sure you’re dropping your ballot into an official ballot box!

ocregister.com

Operating unofficial ballot drop boxes - especially those misrepresented as official drop boxes - is not just misleading to voters, it’s a violation of state law,” Padilla said, with a felony conviction carrying a prison sentence of two to four years.

Well posting a pic of yourself doing it seems kind of open and shut

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:08:16am

re: #229 dangerman

Operating unofficial ballot drop boxes - especially those misrepresented as official drop boxes - is not just misleading to voters, it’s a violation of state law,” Padilla said, with a felony conviction carrying a prison sentence of two to four years.

Well posting a pic of yourself doing it seems kind of open and shut

I guess they assume that they will be pardoned…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:08:56am

re: #227 Dave In Austin

Mike Lee is going to make me vomit.

Yeah his mask of what he really is has come off in the past two weeks. Libertarians have a hostility towards liberal democracy because liberal democracy is at odds with their anti equalitarian world view. Him, the Pauls, Tom Massie are frauds who claim to be for individual rights but really are just garden variety right wing assholes.

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:10:09am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And the GOP is on the warpath with “Democrats are trying to apply a religious test for public office.”

When in fact Dems are trying to ensure the Rs *don’t* apply a religious test

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:10:24am

re: #132 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Ad for onions removed by Facebook for being ‘overtly sexual’

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I guess these folks have had experiences that the rest of us don’t know about. And don’t want to know about.
Btw, I raise onions here at the Conspiracy Farm. Am I a porn producer now?

Well, Mom loved to make…stuffed onions…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:11:42am

re: #228 Belafon

The first never tends to do as well as those after. I guarantee you Texas wouldn’t be as close as it is now had Beto not run the way he did. But Harrison is in much better shape than Beto was. Part of our problem here is a good portion of our population, Latinos, undervotes. Harrison isn’t having that problem.

Beto also helped a lot of representatives win as well and from what I see he’s doing that now as your state GOP finds itself in an internal civil war.

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:12:47am

re: #226 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, Beto lost anyway. Let’s not forget that. And let’s not forget the Super Pacs not included in the money count — so plenty of dark money out there helping Republican candidates.

Hey don’t harsh my mellow….

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:13:28am

re: #139 Dread Pirate Ron

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Uh oh! Birchers back in the 60s/70s said that the Council on Foreign Relations was the secret government of the US of A…

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:14:11am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I guess they assume that they will be pardoned…

In California?

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danarchy  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:15:50am

re: #201 A Mom Anon

The sham hearings are beginning with Graham pontificating about the blah, blah. Why it’s such a mystery why we’re so divided. I’m done now. I have not the patience or strength…

Also why are her kids being forced to sit through this? Seriously? Is this normal to do?

Kavanaugh’s kids were there, Kagan and Sotomayor don’t have kids, RBG’s kids were there but they were already adults. John Roberts kids were there for at least some of it but they were even younger than Barrett’s. I think most nominees have their families there, the nominees are getting younger though and so are the families.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:16:15am

Maybe it’s time to resurrect the LGF News Network…


Rest in Power, Jim.

#LGFNN

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:17:44am

re: #174 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Welp, I’m have been sent to the Twitter gulag for calling tRump & rick scott a cancer on the body politic that will soon be removed. Appeal in progress.

The txt of the offending tweet.

@SenRickScott @realDonaldTrump And your a lying piece of shit. #MoscowMitch intentionally refused to hold hearings on @BarackObama’s nominees and threatened to do the same if @HillaryClinton won. The @GOP (& you) are a cancer on the American body & will be excised in 2 weeks. Then you all can burn in hell.

@jack doesn’t like anyone who says nasty things about his Republican pals.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:20:39am
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A Cranky One  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:21:39am

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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:21:45am

re: #237 Belafon

In California?

And in more ratfucking news: We can’t tell if this is Republicans or more common thieves.

Houston Co. Sheriff’s Office pursuing complaints of fake election officials scamming residents for personal info

dothaneagle.com

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Jay C  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:22:28am

re: #228 Belafon

The first never tends to do as well as those after. I guarantee you Texas wouldn’t be as close as it is now had Beto not run the way he did. But Harrison is in much better shape than Beto was. Part of our problem here is a good portion of our population, Latinos, undervotes. Harrison isn’t having that problem.

I truIy truly hope you are right: though it IS amazing that Jaime Harrison (money notwithstanding) is doing as well as he is: I NEVER thought SC would be a viable Senate pickup chance - and against Lindsey Graham, at that - but it looks like it is now at least a 50-50 shot. Which in a one-party* “red” Old South state like SC is astonishing. But then again, ETTD…

*Maybe not like Cuba or Idaho, but a definite GOP “lock” IIRC.

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dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:23:50am

re: #231 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah his mask of what he really is has come off in the past two weeks. Libertarians have a hostility towards liberal democracy because liberal democracy is at odds with their anti equalitarian world view. Him, the Pauls, Tom Massie are frauds who claim to be for individual rights but really are just garden variety right wing assholes.

re: #227 Dave In Austin

Mike Lee is going to make me vomit.

Said Lee: “I’ve gotten the sign-off from the Office of the Attending Physician, I’ve gone through the appropriate number of days… and I’m no longer contagious.”

Nobody knows if you’re still contagious
Nobody

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:24:26am

Despite having raised the so-called Canopener Bridge in Raleigh eight inches, putting in a traffic light, and adding new signage, it’s still claiming victims.

(1:01)

HVAC truck comes in hot and gets stopped cold at the 11foot8+8 bridge

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:25:09am

re: #236 🌹UOJB!

Uh oh! Birchers back in the 60s/70s said that the Council on Foreign Relations was the secret government of the US of A…

How come I’m not in charge of anything then, henngh?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:26:24am

re: #244 Jay C

I truIy truly hope you are right: though it IS amazing that Jaime Harrison (money notwithstanding) is doing as well as he is: I NEVER thought SC would be a viable Senate pickup chance - and against Lindsey Graham, at that - but it looks like it is now at least a 50-50 shot. Which in a one-party* “red” Old South state like SC is astonishing. But then again, ETTD…

*Maybe not like Cuba or Idaho, but a definite GOP “lock” IIRC.

History teaches me that barriers like this were made to be broken. I knew Virginia was becoming competitive when Kaine who is more liberal than Warner won by a bigger margin for Governor in 2005 and the following year when Webb beat Warner. I can’t say if Harrison will win for sure but he’s running a great campaign that will make SC more competitive for the future and beyond.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:30:03am

fivethirtyeight.com dropped Trump’s odds to 13%, and moved Iowa to “tossup”, so hopefully he will drag Ernst to defeat with him, along with Graham and a bunch of other Senate lickspittles.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:32:42am

re: #249 NO SMOCKING GUN!

fivethirtyeight.com dropped Trump’s odds to 13%, and moved Iowa to “tossup”, so hopefully he will drag Ernst to defeat with him, along with Graham and a bunch of other Senate lickspittles.

Iowa and Ohio are both winnable. The Trump margins there make them a little harder than Pa, Wi, & Mi but Biden can win there. And if Trump loses Ohio, he’s fucked. No Republican has won without it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:33:56am

Underrated part of Biden’s game is he can talk agriculture issues. Southern Delaware has a lot of farming.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:37:01am

re: #250 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Iowa and Ohio are both winnable. The Trump margins there make them a little harder than Pa, Wi, & Mi but Biden can win there. And if Trump loses Ohio, he’s fucked. No Republican has won without it.

Read an article this morning that Florida and some other states expect to have results election eve, so if Biden wins Florida he could have 270 electoral votes called for him on election night, which would greatly diminish Trump’s capacity to fuel chaos afterwards. Trump will never call Biden to concede though, so Biden will have to forego that ritual before giving his victory speech.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:38:55am

re: #252 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Read an article this morning that Florida and some other states expect to have results election eve, so if Biden wins Florida he could have 270 electoral votes called for him on election night, which would greatly diminish Trump’s capacity to fuel chaos afterwards. Trump will never call Biden to concede though, so Biden will have to forego that ritual before giving his victory speech.

Yeah it will be weird not hearing about a concession call but I’m used to it. Corey Stewart never called Tim Kaine here either and DD can tell y’all about Moore doing the same to Jones.

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Axolotl  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:39:01am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Despite having raised the so-called Canopener Bridge in Raleigh eight inches, putting in a traffic light, and adding new signage, it’s still claiming victims.

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I can’t help but feel bad for that guy. He likely lost his job.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:41:33am

This asshole finally went too far and got arrested.

Heshy Tischler will be charged with inciting a riot and unlawful imprisonment after a journalist was assaulted

thedailybeast.com

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:42:27am

re: #253 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah it will be weird not hearing about a concession call but I’m used to it. Corey Stewart never called Tim Kaine here either and DD can tell y’all about Moore doing the same to Jones.

And E. W. Jackoff says he’s running for Governor…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:43:14am

When you think about it, the pure nihilism of the GOP is stunning. They could’ve worked to help America through this pandemic, but instead they are burning it to the ground, focusing on getting their handmaid on the Court, knowing it will probably ensure they lose their majority, or just in the irrational fantasy it will energize their base to save them. They are setting up to try to make America a dystopia to ruin Biden’s term if the Democrats let them.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:45:33am

re: #256 🌹UOJB!

And E. W. Jackoff says he’s running for Governor…

Good. I hope he is the GOP nominee.

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Jay C  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:46:14am

re: #249 NO SMOCKING GUN!

fivethirtyeight.com dropped Trump’s odds to 13%, and moved Iowa to “tossup”, so hopefully he will drag Ernst to defeat with him, along with Graham and a bunch of other Senate lickspittles.

Good. 54 Senate seats will make a nice present for the new Administration….

Interesting thing, though in this year’s Senate election: so many of the (D) challengers to sitting Republicans are NOT (and never have been) elected officials.
Greenfield (IA)
Harrison (SC)
Kelly (AZ)
McGrath (KY)
Hegar (TX)
Gross (AK)
… all good candidates, of course, but it just seems to me that one factor aggravating the red state/blue state “problem” - i.e. the Republican lock on too many elected seats (in statehouses, Congress and the Senate) is the lack of a good Democratic “bench”. Yeah, I know, having the best candidate in the world isn’t going to help when most of the voters in your (district/state) assume that any (D) is a Tool Of Satan (often literally), but it just seems (and I would LOVE to be proved wrong here) that the national Democrats have tended to downplay the importance of “downticket” and statehouse races: while Republicans have long made said positions the bedrock of their political influence.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:46:34am

The 2020 Secular Voices Survey by Socioanaltíca Research is in.

They identify “secular Americans” (nones, atheists, agnostics, &c) as now the Democratic Party’s most reliable voting block (despite being ignored by the Democratic Party other than one line in the party platform).

Religious people split 50/50 between the parties.

The first paragraph:

Secular Americans, including those who identify as atheist, agnostic, or simply nonreligious, account for 26% of the U.S. population. The 2020 Secular Voices Survey finds that this contingent makes up a growing proportion of both voters in general and the membership of both major political parties. The influence of this population is much larger in the Democratic Party, where they account for 30% of Joe Biden’s voters. Secular voters prefer the former vice president over President Trump by a margin of 68-30, a relationship that is in line with previous elections.

The 2020 Secular Voices Survey also finds that the primary concern of secular Americans is the coronavirus pandemic, though the economy and health care also rank as very important. These concerns are consistent with findings about secular Americans’ respect for science: this population views Dr. Anthony Fauci’s handling of the pandemic as highly favorable. Secular Americans are also more concerned about climate change than the population as a whole. However, this group’s concerns are not limited to issues of science and reason. Secular Americans disproportionately support legislative efforts to further develop the social safety net, especially the expansion of comprehensive healthcare for all Americans.

Reshaping American Politics: 2020 Secular Voices Survey Summary Report (embedded PDF, eighteen pages, includes breakdowns of each question asked)

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:51:57am

Another day, Another KKKaren…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:54:49am

Good news. Noted self-promoter and public-health opponent Heshy Tischler has been busted.
Leader of protests against new coronavirus restrictions in NYC is arrested on riot charge

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:55:07am

Um, Muslim ban?

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Jay C  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:55:44am

re: #251 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Underrated part of Biden’s game is he can talk agriculture issues. Southern Delaware has a lot of farming.

Yeah, but do “agricultural issues” REALLY have much salience in this election? Trump’s idiotic trade policies have ruined a huge part of American farming’s export markets. and yet Big Ag has basically been content to accept corporate welfare handouts and ignore the issue, and the voting population in “agricultural” states still seem content to reflexively vote (R) because God, Guns, Abortion, Build The Wall, etc…..

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:57:29am
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stpaulbear  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:58:47am

re: #94 plansbandc

Off topic (like a lot of the time)

I started listening to the podcast, Cocaine and Rhinestones. Absolutely fascinating history of 20th century country music. (Tyler Mahan Coe, David Allen Coe’s son. He knows some shit because he lived it.)

Anyhoo, The first season is killer, but it’s obvious that TMC is a complete dick (Allegedly). And there’s never been another season, because TMC is a complete dick. (Allegedly)

But oh that first season. So damn good. I am on the Kershaw brothers episode. Wow!

I’m going to have to take a deep dive into forties and fifties country because it’s so great.

I was fortunate enough to see Doug Kershaw in concert. Didn’t even really know who he was. I mean it was ‘81. I was digging the Cars and Culture Club and Depeche Mode. But he was incredible in concert.

If you are at all into podcasts, listen to this one. It’s so damn good.

I discovered that site last year because I googled Bobbie Gentry. Immediately hooked on the whole series. I can understand why he’d give up after one year because he puts so much research into his lengthy stories. It must take a lot of time to put together. I always thought of his dad as a dick so maybe it’s a family trait.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:58:58am

re: #261 🌹UOJB!

Trump supporter threatens to sue neighbors for having a Biden sign on their yard

a bit too overspun. If neighborhood by-laws prohibit signs, then the fact that one is a Trump supporter and the other a Biden fan is irrelevant.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 7:59:50am

re: #261 🌹UOJB!

Another day, Another KKKaren…

LOL sue? If that’s in an anti-SLAPP state, I’d invite them to.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:00:02am
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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:00:21am

President Plague Rat. I like that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:03:53am

re: #269 jaunte

Yay, my senator, embodiment of conservative hypocrisy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:04:47am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:07:08am
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wrenchwench  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:07:41am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:13:49am

re: #261 🌹UOJB!

Another day, Another KKKaren…

Homeowners’ Associations. The very embodiment of freedom. /s

I’ll bet walking on the grass is a violation as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:15:08am

re: #275 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Homeowners’ Associations. The very embodiment of freedom. /s

I’ll bet walking on the grass is a violation as well.

one joins them willingly…and can sell out and leave any time

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:15:15am

re: #264 Jay C

Yeah, but do “agricultural issues” REALLY have much salience in this election? Trump’s idiotic trade policies have ruined a huge part of American farming’s export markets. and yet Big Ag has basically been content to accept corporate welfare handouts and ignore the issue, and the voting population in “agricultural” states still seem content to reflexively vote (R) because God, Guns, Abortion, Build The Wall, etc…..

Yes.

“Farmer” and “agriculture” stand in for “white.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:17:19am

re: #276 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

one joins them willingly…and can sell out and leave any time

My understanding of HOAs is if you buy a house where one exists, you join whether you want to or not, I Amendment freedom of association be damned.

The only time I ever lived in a house which was part of a homeowners’ association was when I rented one in Virginia Beach. They bitched about my Gold Star Family window banner.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:19:02am

re: #278 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My understanding of HOA’s is if you buy a house where one exists, you join whether you want to or not, I Amendment freedom of association be damned.

The only time I ever lived in a house which was part of a homeowners’ association was when I rented one in Virginia Beach. They bitched about my Gold Star Family window banner.

yes, but you are aware of that before you buy in.

on the one hand, it is good to have a homeowner’s association that has rules about cars and appliances on blocks, but election signs?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:22:03am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yet they wouldn’t survive without the “brown”.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:22:32am

re: #278 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My understanding of HOA’s is if you buy a house where one exists, you join whether you want to or not, I Amendment freedom of association be damned.

The only time I ever lived in a house which was part of a homeowners’ association was when I rented one in Virginia Beach. They bitched about my Gold Star Family window banner.

The collective aesthetic must over-rule the piratical whims of individualism, comrade.

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stpaulbear  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:24:59am

I’m considering donating to outstate MN house candidates today. Trying to decide if I want to give some money to Colin Peterson. He’s a ‘D’ in a district that tends to be close (he won by 4 points last year), but he also voted against impeaching Trump. That’s unforgivable, but he’s still better than ending up with a republican in that district. I may have to kick in a few bucks, but I’ll have to hold my nose. What do you think?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:26:27am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

yes, but you are aware of that before you buy in.

on the one hand, it is good to have a homeowner’s association that has rules about cars and appliances on blocks, but election signs?

Cities have rules about cars and appliances on blocks. There is no need for an HOA to do that.

As for being aware of HOAs, only if that is disclosed to you before the sale or you find out yourself.

Back when I was in Salem Woods in Virginia Beach, after some petty authoritarian from their HOA came to me to tell me to take down my Gold Star Family window banner, I told them to sue me. I welcomed it. It is protected by federal law.

They also came after me for putting up a clothesline in my backyard. With a privacy fence around the backyard. Which you could not see unless you came in the backyard.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:26:56am

re: #188 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:26:57am

Seen on Twitter: The mass noun for a group of Karens is “HOA.”

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:28:19am

re: #264 Jay C

Yeah, but do “agricultural issues” REALLY have much salience in this election? Trump’s idiotic trade policies have ruined a huge part of American farming’s export markets. and yet Big Ag has basically been content to accept corporate welfare handouts and ignore the issue, and the voting population in “agricultural” states still seem content to reflexively vote (R) because God, Guns, Abortion, Build The Wall, etc…..

As a popular bumper-sticker says, “If you eat, you are involved in agriculture.” It can’t hurt to point out that Joe actually knows something about it while Cheeto probably thinks potatoes grow on trees and cotton is made from coal-tar.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:28:33am

It’s taken the GOP over 10 years to kill Obamacare (yeah, I know it’s not officially dead yet, but still).

They’ve had a WHOLE FUCKING DECADE to come up with an alternative health plan and…they haven’t (well, unless you count: “Fuck off and die”).

If Obamacare gets killed and Dems have the House/Senate by that point, can’t they just pass a bill to at least restore the pre-existing condition protections and a few other things popular about ACA?

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:28:40am

re: #282 stpaulbear

If you can, give to Diane Mitsch Bush in Colorado’s 3rd district.

dianeforcolorado.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:29:21am

re: #286 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

As a popular bumper-sticker says, “If you eat, you are involved in agriculture.” It can’t hurt to point out that Joe actually knows something about it while Cheeto probably thinks potatoes grow on trees and cotton is made from coal-tar.

Trump is probably aware that the lettuce on his burger is picked by Mexicans…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:30:31am

re: #283 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As for being aware of HOA’s, only if that is disclosed to you before the sale or you find out yourself.

It is not on the deed or the sales contract?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:31:32am

re: #259 Jay C

Good. 54 Senate seats will make a nice present for the new Administration….

Interesting thing, though in this year’s Senate election: so many of the (D) challengers to sitting Republicans are NOT (and never have been) elected officials.
Greenfield (IA)
Harrison (SC)
Kelly (AZ)
McGrath (KY)
Hegar (TX)
Gross (AK)
… all good candidates, of course, but it just seems to me that one factor aggravating the red state/blue state “problem” - i.e. the Republican lock on too many elected seats (in statehouses, Congress and the Senate) is the lack of a good Democratic “bench”. Yeah, I know, having the best candidate in the world isn’t going to help when most of the voters in your (district/state) assume that any (D) is a Tool Of Satan (often literally), but it just seems (and I would LOVE to be proved wrong here) that the national Democrats have tended to downplay the importance of “downticket” and statehouse races: while Republicans have long made said positions the bedrock of their political influence.

I think the Democratic bench is going to grow this year, as it did in the 2018 midterms. Democratic voters are energized to vote out Trump, which helps down ticket candidates.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:32:41am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:34:03am

re: #264 Jay C

Yeah, but do “agricultural issues” REALLY have much salience in this election? Trump’s idiotic trade policies have ruined a huge part of American farming’s export markets. and yet Big Ag has basically been content to accept corporate welfare handouts and ignore the issue, and the voting population in “agricultural” states still seem content to reflexively vote (R) because God, Guns, Abortion, Build The Wall, etc…..

In Iowa and Ohio, they might. Trump’s trade wars have hurt farmers.

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retired cynic  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:34:33am

Unpacking the narrative (on court packing) by Judd Legum

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:34:46am

re: #264 Jay C

Yeah, but do “agricultural issues” REALLY have much salience in this election? Trump’s idiotic trade policies have ruined a huge part of American farming’s export markets. and yet Big Ag has basically been content to accept corporate welfare handouts and ignore the issue, and the voting population in “agricultural” states still seem content to reflexively vote (R) because God, Guns, Abortion, Build The Wall, etc…..

They do in Iowa, which is now a tossup state and has an important Senate race.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:35:16am

re: #290 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not on the deed or the sales contract?

HOAs are private organisations. Deeds are government documents.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:35:25am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I guess they assume that they will be pardoned…

If they think Governor Newsom will pardon them, they’re insane.

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stpaulbear  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:37:18am

re: #288 teleskiguy

If you can, give to Diane Mitsch Bush in Colorado’s 3rd district.

dianeforcolorado.com

I donated to the Montana race earlier this morning. I’ll take a look at CO3.

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calochortus  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:38:59am

re: #296 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

HOAs are private organisations. Deeds are government documents.

They are part of the disclosures made before the sale of a house. Normally, you’d hear about them long before you got to that point. It’s probably different if you are renting.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:39:20am

re: #259 Jay C

Good. 54 Senate seats will make a nice present for the new Administration….

Interesting thing, though in this year’s Senate election: so many of the (D) challengers to sitting Republicans are NOT (and never have been) elected officials.
Greenfield (IA)
Harrison (SC)
Kelly (AZ)
McGrath (KY)
Hegar (TX)
Gross (AK)
… all good candidates, of course, but it just seems to me that one factor aggravating the red state/blue state “problem” - i.e. the Republican lock on too many elected seats (in statehouses, Congress and the Senate) is the lack of a good Democratic “bench”. Yeah, I know, having the best candidate in the world isn’t going to help when most of the voters in your (district/state) assume that any (D) is a Tool Of Satan (often literally), but it just seems (and I would LOVE to be proved wrong here) that the national Democrats have tended to downplay the importance of “downticket” and statehouse races: while Republicans have long made said positions the bedrock of their political influence.

They did until recently. Lesson learned.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:39:27am
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piratedan  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:40:30am

re: #298 stpaulbear

balloon juice has a running list of close races and links to various races over on their side bar, really helpful for find good places to insert your donations…

other suggestions AK Senate, MT Congressional seat, and statehouse races in KS and TX.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:40:56am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:41:08am

re: #299 calochortus

They are part of the disclosures made before the sale of a house. Normally, you’d hear about them long before you got to that point. It’s probably different if you are renting.

Hmmm. Didn’t know that, as I’ve only bought one house (this one, and if someone tried to start an HOA here they’d be burned at the stake).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:41:54am

re: #302 piratedan

balloon juice has a running list of close races and links to various races over on their side bar, really helpful for find good places to insert your donations…

other suggestions AK Senate, MT Congressional seat, and statehouse races in KS and TX.

Another suggestion: NE-2 House.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:43:12am

re: #282 stpaulbear

I’m considering donating to outstate MN house candidates today. Trying to decide if I want to give some money to Colin Peterson. He’s a ‘D’ in a district that tends to be close (he won by 4 points last year), but he also voted against impeaching Trump. That’s unforgivable, but he’s still better than ending up with a republican in that district. I may have to kick in a few bucks, but I’ll have to hold my nose. What do you think?

That is a good choice. He’s in trouble, but could win. fivethirtyeight.com gives him a 26% chance.

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Jay C  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:43:53am

re: #293 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

In Iowa and Ohio, they might. Trump’s trade wars have hurt farmers.

re: #295 NO SMOCKING GUN!

They do in Iowa, which is now a tossup state and has an important Senate race.

I know. But it all comes down (IMHO) to a fundamental problem with American politics. Democrats appeal to the voters’ interests, Republicans appeal to their prejudices. And which side wins out isn’t always predictable.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:44:37am

re: #282 stpaulbear

I’m considering donating to outstate MN house candidates today. Trying to decide if I want to give some money to Colin Peterson. He’s a ‘D’ in a district that tends to be close (he won by 4 points last year), but he also voted against impeaching Trump. That’s unforgivable, but he’s still better than ending up with a republican in that district. I may have to kick in a few bucks, but I’ll have to hold my nose. What do you think?

Hold your nose, I’m afraid. Between bad and worse is a lousy choice, but it’s one we all have to make sometimes.

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ericblair  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:44:52am

re: #287 Eclectic Cyborg

If Obamacare gets killed and Dems have the House/Senate by that point, can’t they just pass a bill to at least restore the pre-existing condition protections and a few other things popular about ACA?

If the Dems get Congress and the White House (INSHALLAH) then that takes away a favorite SCOTUS weapon. Things like the ACA came to the court fixed in stone, since the window to actually pass anything had come and gone. Then the court conservatives could toss around “Congress meant this” and “Congress could do this”, knowing full goddamn well that Congress meant no such thing, and Congressional Goopers were making sure nothing could get done about it.

Once you can pass a supplementary bill in a couple of weeks that says “Congress didn’t mean any such fucking thing, and we’re changing the law enough to moot the case”, then the calculus changes a lot. It’s still really bad, though, because then conservative assholes on the court then start doing the same thing with the Constitution.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:45:22am

re: #307 Jay C

I know. But it all comes down (IMHO) to a fundamental problem with American politics. Democrats appeal to the voters’ interests, Republican appeal to their prejudices. And which side wins out isn’t always predictable.

I know but it can’t hurt to run some ads on this subject. Covid is the big issue but it effects others.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:45:51am

re: #287 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s taken the GOP over 10 years to kill Obamacare (yeah, I know it’s not officially dead yet, but still).

They’ve had a WHOLE FUCKING DECADE to come up with a better health plan and…they haven’t?

If Obamacare gets killed and Dems have the House/Senate by that point, can’t they just pass a bill to at least restore the pre-existing condition protections and a few other things popular about ACA?

Sure, but I’d like them to pass M4A who want it, and tax the shit out of billionaires to pay for it.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:46:58am

Joe Morgan, 2 time MVP of the Big Red Machine, has passed at age 77.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:48:43am

re: #312 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Joe Morgan, 2 time MVP of the Big Red Machine, has passed at age 77.

Goddamn it’s been a tough month for baseball. Joe, Gibson, Seaver, Brock, Ford,

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:49:05am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:49:31am

re: #306 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That is a good choice. He’s in trouble, but could win. fivethirtyeight.com gives him a 26% chance.

According to the 538 runs Doug Jones has a 24% chance, and Trump has a 98% chance on the same Alabama ballot. That makes no sense.

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:49:54am

re: #259 Jay C

Good. 54 Senate seats will make a nice present for the new Administration….

Interesting thing, though in this year’s Senate election: so many of the (D) challengers to sitting Republicans are NOT (and never have been) elected officials.
Greenfield (IA)
Harrison (SC)
Kelly (AZ)
McGrath (KY)
Hegar (TX)
Gross (AK)
… all good candidates, of course, but it just seems to me that one factor aggravating the red state/blue state “problem” - i.e. the Republican lock on too many elected seats (in statehouses, Congress and the Senate) is the lack of a good Democratic “bench”. Yeah, I know, having the best candidate in the world isn’t going to help when most of the voters in your (district/state) assume that any (D) is a Tool Of Satan (often literally), but it just seems (and I would LOVE to be proved wrong here) that the national Democrats have tended to downplay the importance of “downticket” and statehouse races: while Republicans have long made said positions the bedrock of their political influence.

Let me tell you about Texas, where Democrats don’t win statewide offices, and, outside blue cities that haven’t been gerrymandered, don’t win local elections. You aren’t going to build a bench under these conditions.

317
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:53:15am

re: #316 Belafon

Let me tell you about Texas, where Democrats don’t win statewide offices, and, outside blue cities that haven’t been gerrymandered, don’t win local elections. You aren’t going to build a bench under these conditions.

Hopefully after a few more years of demographic shift down there it will be easier to build some momentum.

318
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:53:23am

Thread, six tweets.

319
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:53:27am

320
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:55:20am

When Kara Eastman (D) debated Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE2) the other night, she asked before the debate he be tested for Covid-19 and was tested herself.

Don Bacon accused her of politicising the virus. He also refused to get tested.

321
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:55:26am

re: #315 Decatur Deb

According to the 538 runs Doug Jones has a 24% chance, and Trump has a 98% chance on the same Alabama ballot. That makes no sense.

Because ticket splitting isn’t completely dead yet, Jones is good, and Tuberville is terrible.

322
Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:55:37am

re: #263 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Um, Muslim ban?

Religion is none of the government’s business. In order to do that, those in government have to keep their religious feelings to themselves, and guard the right to practice or not practice religion of everyone else.

323
gocart mozart  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:55:50am

Way to duck the question, Tommy. Yeah we know he’s on steroids, I was hoping with your expertise you might have a good guess about “who knows what” and what about Don, Jr. what’s he on? Do I have to go to Cheeh Marin as my drug expert now?

324
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:56:46am

re: #316 Belafon

Let me tell you about Texas, where Democrats don’t win statewide offices, and, outside blue cities that haven’t been gerrymandered, don’t win local elections. You aren’t going to build a bench under these conditions.

Though Texas is changing so much, the Democrats have a shot at winning control of the State legislature!

325
teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:56:49am
326
jaunte  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:57:12am
327
DodgerFan1988  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:57:19am

Another baseball legend lost. This has got to be the worst year for Major League Baseball. Rest in peace Joe Morgan, Whitey Ford, Don Larsen, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Al Kaline, Tom Seaver, Claudell Washington, Tony Fernandez, Lou Johnson, Ron Perranoski, and Jay Johnstone.

328
steve_davis  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:59:05am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Weissmann Thinks We Could See Trump Self-Pardon If He Doesn’t Win Reelection | Deadline | MSNBC

(8:08)

[Embedded content]

how? he hasn’t been charged with anything yet federally. I’m pretty sure “I pardon myself for any crimes I may have committed, real or imagined” isn’t going to hold up to even the newest court’s review as constitutional.

329
sagehen  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:59:38am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yes.

“Farmer” and “agriculture” stand in for “white.”

Just like “New York” means Jewish. “Chicago” means Black. “San Francisco” means gay.

330
Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 8:59:40am

re: #321 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Because ticket splitting isn’t completely dead yet, Jones is good, and Tuberville is terrible.

You’re not from around these parts, are ‘ya? The only explanation possible is that Tuberville coached the other team in the Iron Bowl. “Good” and “terrible” have nothing to do with it—we beat Roy Moore by a couple thousand votes.

331
Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:01:23am

re: #324 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Though Texas is changing so much, the Democrats have a shot at winning control of the State legislature!

We have a good chance of making changes, but we’re going to do it with people who’ve never held office.

332
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:01:30am

re: #327 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Another baseball legend lost. This has got to be the worst year for Major League Baseball. Rest in peace Joe Morgan, Whitey Ford, Don Larsen, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Al Kaline, Tom Seaver, Claudell Washington, Tony Fernandez, Lou Johnson, Ron Perranoski, and Jay Johnstone.

It’s so sad man. So many icons.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:02:47am

re: #328 steve_davis

how? he hasn’t been charged with anything yet federally. I’m pretty sure “I pardon myself for any crimes I may have committed, real or imagined” isn’t going to hold up to even the newest court’s review as constitutional.

With this Court? I bet it would. Anyway, Trump definitely can’t pardon himself for NY state crimes.

334
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:05:11am

re: #330 Decatur Deb

You’re not from around these parts, are ‘ya? The only explanation possible is that Tuberville coached the other team in the Iron Bowl. “Good” and “terrible” have nothing to do with it—we beat Roy Moore by a couple thousand votes.

If that’s the reason they vote for Jones, I’ll take it! But its probably mostly because Jones is a good person and a good Senator, which gives him a chance, but he’s still the underdog.

335
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:06:55am

re: #333 NO SMOCKING GUN!

With this Court? I bet it would. Anyway, Trump definitely can’t pardon himself for NY state crimes.

That’s right. Trump/Barr have no jurisdiction about what goes on in Albany. It’s why Obama correctly pointed out to people begging him to pardon Steven Avery and Brandon Dassie after Making of a Murderer came out that he had no say in that.

336
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:07:41am

re: #325 teleskiguy

Republican-voting women really need to invoke Lysistrata on their hubs.

337
sagehen  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:09:21am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

yes, but you are aware of that before you buy in.

on the one hand, it is good to have a homeowner’s association that has rules about cars and appliances on blocks, but election signs?

X-Files had an episode (“Arcadia”, s.6 ep 15) about a monster enforcing Homeowners Association rules…

The X-Files: “Arcadia” (Promo Spot)

338
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:10:05am

re: #331 Belafon

We have a good chance of making changes, but we’re going to do it with people who’ve never held office.

Well, with Diane Feinstein saying she wants to re-institute the Senate tradition of blue slips for judicial nominees if the Dems retake the Senate, maybe that’s a good thing.

Besides, generally Democratic candidates listen to advice and their constituents.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:11:30am

re: #328 steve_davis

how? he hasn’t been charged with anything yet federally. I’m pretty sure “I pardon myself for any crimes I may have committed, real or imagined” isn’t going to hold up to even the newest court’s review as constitutional.

That said, there’s nothing in the Constitution which says you can’t.

340
teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:12:48am

I really want Agolf Twitler to lose. I really want this Q-anon psycho to lose.

341
🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:13:45am

re: #287 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s taken the GOP over 10 years to kill Obamacare (yeah, I know it’s not officially dead yet, but still).

They’ve had a WHOLE FUCKING DECADE to come up with a better health plan and…they haven’t?

If Obamacare gets killed and Dems have the House/Senate by that point, can’t they just pass a bill to at least restore the pre-existing condition protections and a few other things popular about ACA?

Yes they can…and the corrupted Supreme Court will strike it down.

342
steve_davis  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:13:52am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dinner time: Kielbasa and cabbage.

the advantage of a mother born in Wilkes Barre is that kielbasa sounds perfectly normal to me. I don’t eat it because I find myself having to rechew the casing for hours after dinner, but it is delicious!

343
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:15:01am

re: #337 sagehen

X-Files had an episode (“Arcadia”, s.6 ep 15) about a monster enforcing Homeowners Association rules…

[Embedded content]

The writer of that episode was inspired to write it, fittingly, after going through several rounds of bullshit with his real HOA after moving into a new place.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:15:04am

Biden is polling above 50% in states with 279 electoral votes, and millions of people have already voted. That is a big change from 2016, when Clinton was polling below 50% in most states, then late deciding voters broke decisively against her. Trump is polling above 50% in only 19 small states with 116 electoral votes.

345
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:16:34am

re: #340 teleskiguy

I really want Agolf Twitler to lose. I really want this Q-anon psycho to lose.

I saw last night that the former Republican Speaker of the Colorado state legislature endorsed the Dem that is running against the nut.

346
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:17:00am

re: #344 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Biden is polling above 50% in states with 279 electoral votes, and millions of people have already voted. That is a big change from 2016, when Clinton was polling below 50% in most states, then late deciding voters broke decisively against her. Trump is polling above 50% in only 19 small states with 116 electoral votes.

the lack of any sort of third-party candidate is also of key importance here.

347
Belafon  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:17:15am

re: #344 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Biden is polling above 50% in states with 279 electoral votes, and millions of people have already voted. That is a big change from 2016, when Clinton was polling below 50% in most states, then late deciding voters broke decisively against her. Trump is polling above 50% in only 19 small states with 116 electoral votes.

Enough states to prevent the EC from being removed from the Constitution.

348
Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:19:00am

re: #342 steve_davis

the advantage of a mother born in Wilkes Barre is that kielbasa sounds perfectly normal to me. I don’t eat it because I find myself having to rechew the casing for hours after dinner, but it is delicious!

PGH food, even for the Irish. At least it’s Catholic, except on Friday.

349
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:19:27am

re: #347 Belafon

Enough states to prevent the EC from being removed from the Constitution.

If Trump gets the same amount of the popular vote he did last time, he will lose. Biden’s not just running up the score in the bright blue states.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:20:26am

re: #340 teleskiguy

I really want Agolf Twitler to lose. I really want this Q-anon psycho to lose.

Lauren Bobbett’s full rap sheet in Colorado (it’s very long)

Lauren Bobbett’s Rap Sheet (PDF, three pages)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:21:23am

re: #346 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the lack of any sort of third-party candidate is also of key importance here.

Except for the hardcore socialists and libertarians, noone is interested in voting 3d party with Trump as President. The attempt to make Kanye a thing was an almost complete bust. He did get on the ballot in Kentucky, not that Trump needs any help to win here.

352
teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:23:13am
353
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:24:32am

SPOILER ALERT: Republicans have no plan to lower costs…or to do anything else for that matter.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:24:33am

re: #347 Belafon

Enough states to prevent the EC from being removed from the Constitution.

The E.C. isn’t going anywhere. The only hope to make it a nonfactor is the interstate popular vote compact getting enacted by states with 270 electoral votes, but then that can be undone by Republicans repealing it. I would increase the size of the House, which would give big states more votes in both Congress and the electoral college.

355
plansbandc  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:24:53am

re: #327 DodgerFan1988

I was a huge fan of the Big Red Machine. Damn they were good. Had all of their cards and was happy to have gotten them.

RIP Joe Morgan.

356
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:25:09am
357
🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:27:21am

re: #319 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

[Embedded content]

That is precisely what those Republican motherfuckers are doing in California right now as they set up phony ballot collection boxes in multiple counties!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:27:31am

re: #353 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

SPOILER ALERT: Republicans have no plan to lower costs…or to do anything else for that matter.

They didn’t in 2017, they don’t now, they won’t in 2 weeks and they never will.

359
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:29:20am

re: #358 NO SMOCKING GUN!

They didn’t in 2017, they don’t now, they won’t in 2 weeks and they never will.

US House candidate, TX-10:

360
dangerman  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:33:51am

three songs have been swimming around in my mind

maneater - hall and oates
modern love - bowie, not hall and oates
and the theme from mchales navy

i have no idea where any of them came from or why they are scheming together

look what they’ve done to my brain, ma
(melanie wasn’t in the rotation, though now it probably is)

I say what are you tryin’ to do to my head
(no, pat benatar wasn’t either)

oh this is going to be a difficult day to concentrate

361
steve_davis  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:34:24am

re: #233 🌹UOJB!

Well, Mom loved to make…stuffed onions…

[Embedded content]

Mama’s got stuffed onions, Daddy never sleeps at night.

362
BlueSpotinAL  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:37:49am

It is clear that supreme court justices should have term limits. That would reduce the nonsense of appointment of judges not based on experience but who will live a long time.

363
🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:37:56am

re: #361 steve_davis

Mama’s got stuffed onions, Daddy never sleeps at night.

Memories of the time my sister made marinated flank steak and baked beans made from scratch. Dad just went to town on them. Driving home he had a fart orgy. Mom made him get in the back seat, we had to open all the windows to air the car out. We got home and Mom wound up sleeping on the couch that night as Dad farted the night away…

364
🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:41:51am

As far as I’m concerned today is the day we really ought to salute and remember a great American who revolutionized our dining habits!

Chef Boy-Ar-Dee commercial - 1953

365
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:43:33am

The Mullen Fire west of Laramie, Wyo. is now past 175,000 acres, and 28% contained.

The Cameron Peak Fire near Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is now past 134,000 acres and 47% contained.

Weather report for my area: Sunny with areas of smoke.

366
Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:46:26am

re: #364 🌹UOJB!

As far as I’m concerned today is the day we really ought to salute and remember a great American who revolutionized our dining habits!

[Embedded content]

I remember Wife telling our neighbors in Italy that Americans bought pasta in a can. First they did a check of her Italian vocabulary, then they threw their hands up. By now Boyardee has probably re-infiltrated their markets. The old graces were dying, even then.

367
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:51:24am

re: #366 Decatur Deb

I remember Wife telling our neighbors in Italy that Americans bought pasta in a can. First they did a check of her Italian vocabulary, then they threw their hands up. By now Boyardee has probably re-infiltrated their markets. The old graces were dying, even then.

When I was in Italy, I noted that street food vendors sold hamburgers which came in a can. I’ll take the pasta over that any day.

368
Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:52:56am

re: #367 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

When I was in Italy, I noted that street food vendors sold hamburgers which came in a can. I’ll take the pasta over that any day.

Did the can have a lot of furrin’ writing and a picture of a German Shepherd?

369
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:54:31am

re: #368 Decatur Deb

Did the can have a lot of furrin’ writing and a picture of a German Shepherd?

LOL

The National Weather Service revised our humidity today down in an updated Red Flag warning.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zones 310 and 313.

* WIND…Sustained west 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

* HUMIDITY…As low as 12 percent.

* IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

370
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:56:59am

re: #304 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hmmm. Didn’t know that, as I’ve only bought one house (this one, and if someone tried to start an HOA here they’d be burned at the stake).

My impression is that the original developer sets up the HOA. It may not be true any longer, but mine also barred political signs. I think that the only ones they allowed were for sale signs, but that may have changed. In any case, the HOA has made life simpler: the monthly fee covers landscaping, snow plowing, and water. As a widow living here, I am grateful not to have to worry about arranging for the landscaping and snow plowing services.

371
Jay C  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:57:37am

re: #364 🌹UOJB!

As far as I’m concerned today is the day we really ought to salute and remember a great American who revolutionized our dining habits!

[Embedded content]

Video

And lest Ohioans ever forget: Ettore Boiardi got his start in Cleveland!
(well, opened his first restaurant there, his first cooking gig in this country was at the Plaza Hotel in NY! (WAY before Trump got involved, thankfully!!!))

372
7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:58:03am

Will never live where there is an HOA! I like to plant trees and make messes.

373
Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:59:15am

re: #371 Jay C

And lest Ohioans ever forget: Ettore Boiardi got his start in Cleveland!
(well, opened his first restaurant there, his first cooking gig in this country was at the Plaza Hotel in NY! (WAY before Trump got involved, thankfully!!!))

Ohioans put pasta in chili.

374
Dr. Matt  Oct 12, 2020 • 9:59:59am

Nerd factor 10: “I Bought a $5,000 Guitar Pedal-Does it Sound ANY GOOD?”

I Bought a $5,000 Guitar Pedal–Does it Sound ANY GOOD?


375
teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:00:26am

re: #372 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Will never live where there is an HOA! I like to plant trees and make messes.

Having an old pickup truck up on blocks in my front yard is my God given right as a Murkan!

376
🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:03:10am

re: #373 Decatur Deb

Ohioans put pasta in chili.

And don’t forget the shredded cheese on top!

377
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:04:03am

re: #349 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If Trump gets the same amount of the popular vote he did last time, he will lose. Biden’s not just running up the score in the bright blue states.

The biggest ally Trump had was the apathy and indifference of voters. But people are riled up and ready to get out - they have seen the price of apathy and don’t want that to happen again.

In other positive news, I got my 18-year-old daughter to listen to the Pogues…

378
🌹UOJB!  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:04:30am

Memories of Skyline Chili in all it’s glory!

379
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:05:54am

75k more people died of covid through the summer than officially reported, so the real death toll is about 300k now. About 75,000 more Americans died from COVID-19 pandemic than reported in spring and summer, study finds
news.yahoo.com

380
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:06:16am

re: #370 Hecuba’s daughter

My impression is that the original developer sets up the HOA. It may not be true any longer, but mine also barred political signs. I think that the only ones they allowed were for sale signs, but that may have changed. In any case, the HOA has made life simpler: the monthly fee covers landscaping, snow plowing, and water. As a widow living here, I am grateful not to have to worry about arranging for the landscaping and snow plowing services.

I’m my own snowplow (sung to the tune of “I’m My Own Grandpa”).

I do pay my neighbour to mow my lawn. I’m not sure if a landscaper would do anything about the massive amount of toilet paper snagged in the top of my elm tree this morning, about forty feet up. (I was going to take a picture of it in it’s flaming yellow autumn colour, but it looks more like a Charmin advert now.)

The rest is part of the village government (trash, water, &c).

381
ericblair  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:07:13am

re: #362 BlueSpotinAL

It is clear that supreme court justices should have term limits. That would reduce the nonsense of appointment of judges not based on experience but who will live a long time.

We’re probably edging up on a time when a sufficiently wealthy person could have a lifespan unconstrained by aging, so we’re going to have to do something at some point.

382
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:08:23am

re: #377 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The biggest ally Trump had was the apathy and indifference of voters. But people are riled up and ready to get out - they have seen the price of apathy and don’t want that to happen again.

In other positive news, I got my 18-year-old daughter to listen to the Pogues…

Good news all around. Did you have her listen to Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash? That’s by far my favorite album by them. Cait’s version of I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Everyday is one of my favorites. So be easy and free when you’re drinking with me, I’m a man you don’t meet every day.

383
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:08:32am

re: #381 ericblair

We’re probably edging up on a time when a sufficiently wealthy person could have a lifespan unconstrained by aging, so we’re going to have to do something at some point.

Won’t it require a Constitutional amendment?

384
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:09:37am

re: #383 Hecuba’s daughter

Won’t it require a Constitutional amendment?

Yes. Count to thirteen red states, and it fails.

385
Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:09:58am

re: #383 Hecuba’s daughter

Won’t it require a Constitutional amendment?

Or a carousel.

386
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:15:41am

re: #353 Eclectic Cyborg

We will have Healthcare which is FAR BETTER than ObamaCare, at a FAR LOWER COST - BIG PREMIUM REDUCTION. PEOPLE WITH PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS WILL BE PROTECTED AT AN EVEN HIGHER LEVEL THAN NOW. HIGHLY UNPOPULAR AND UNFAIR INDIVIDUAL MANDATE ALREADY TERMINATED. YOU’RE WELCOME!

There are those people who are used to shouting until they get their way.

But even if this healthcare plan is comprised of ALL CAPS, it is not going to do all he promised.

And again, what has prevented them from presenting this? If it were as good or better than ACA surely he would even get enough Democratic reps and senators on board to pass it…

387
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:19:44am

re: #373 Decatur Deb

Ohioans put pasta in chili.

“Cincinnati chili” is a thing unto itself, more of a Greek-inspired meat sauce that they put on everything, from hot dogs to pasta.

388
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:21:56am

re: #382 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Good news all around. Did you have her listen to Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash? That’s by far my favorite album by them. Cait’s version of I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Everyday is one of my favorites. So be easy and free when you’re drinking with me, I’m a man you don’t meet every day.

Started her out with the Sick Bed of Cuchulainn ‘cause she is into all this sort of The Witcher inspired mythological gypsy folk-punk…

389
Eventual Carrion  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:26:49am

re: #376 🌹UOJB!

And don’t forget the shredded cheese on top!

Wife does that and adds pickle slices on top also.

390
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:27:54am

re: #340 teleskiguy

She the one that also owns the “bring your guns to my bar” bar?

391
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:41:38am

re: #390 Colère Tueur de Lapin

She the one that also owns the “bring your guns to my bar” bar?

Yeah that’s her.

392
cat-tikvah  Oct 12, 2020 • 10:52:41am

re: #116 Hecuba’s daughter

Done!

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cat-tikvah  Oct 12, 2020 • 11:32:52am

re: #288 teleskiguy
Done!

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 12, 2020 • 11:35:23am

re: #177 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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The Turtles Are SleepingEarly this year, down in the mud beneath the slowly freezing over water. Autumn came early; Winter earlier still... Thank you for your time.
William Lewis
53 minutes ago
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The Interrupters - Get Down Moses (Joe Strummer Cover) Here we are covering "Get Down Moses" for the "A Song For Joe: Celebrating The Birthday Of Joe Strummer" Livestream event on Aug 21, 2020 benefiting #SAVEOURSTAGES You can watch the full show here: YouTube Aimee Interrupter: Lead Vocals ...
Thanos
3 days, 1 hour ago
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201025Relentless rain this week. A good bit of localized flooding including the field and around the yard.Most of it had dissipated by Saturday though there are still a few new temporary lakes over at the park. The papaya tree got ...
dangerman
4 days, 17 hours ago
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201018It was a full weekend here at the pond. 8 yards of top soil were (was?) delivered Friday afternoon Saturday was prepping the butterfly bed:First, a good weed whacking, a bit of leveling, then laying down weed barrier.On top of ...
dangerman
1 week, 1 day ago
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201011The weather held out just long enough that we could start painting the deck. It is tedious work and still quite tiring in the heat.Just one line in the notes says 'paint deck' but it's gonna translate into many, many ...
dangerman
2 weeks ago
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For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield (Cover by Del McCoury Band and Friends) Now Available Digitally:rainmaker.lnk.to See the new release from this jam session of "One Kind Favor" (See That My Grave Is Kept Clean) - Blind Lemon Jeffeson.YouTube A few months ago, a bunch of friends got together to play music ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Trevor Noah: A Primer on 21st Century “Militias” [VIDEO] A toxic mix of racism and paranoid conspiracy fantasies has propagated the worst among us to arm themselves to the teeth in anticipation for the slaughter of their fellow citizens. Militias have been a part of America since it ...
teleskiguy
2 weeks, 2 days ago
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(49) Mandolin Orange - Unknown Legend (Neil Young Cover)Echo Mountain stream. July 24th, 2020.
Thanos
2 weeks, 2 days ago
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The Expanse - Season 5 Official Trailer The future of The Belt has begun as Marco Inaros wages Armageddon against the Inners for a lifetime of oppression and injustice. » Watch the new season of The Expanse now exclusively with your Prime Membership: bit.ly» SUBSCRIBE: bit.ly ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Cellist Plays to Mourn Cathedral Shelled in Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict A historic cathedral has been shelled amid the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, or Artsakh, region, where hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands displaced after two weeks of new fighting. On the evening of Thursday 8 ...
garzooma
2 weeks, 2 days ago
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