Bruce Hornsby Solo: “Cyclone” (Live - Bonnaroo Virtual ROO-Ality)

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Music video by Bruce Hornsby performing Cyclone (Live - Bonnaroo Virtual ROO-ality). (C) 2020 Zappo Productions marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

Lyrics:

Most of our years have flown away with nothing much decided
Except the board we’re playing on, how it’s to be divided
Will more years yet die alone? The question’s many-sided
Got no answers of my own and none have been provided

When I was a boy there was nothing to know
The wind followed me wherever I’d go
Rain came down where I made my stand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

There is a game that’s only played in a darkened room with strangers
Dealt down and dirty with unmarked cards eyes closed to dangers
Jealousy folds without playing its hold card, romance raises grinning
I spent several lifetimes there where I could not lose for winning

When I was a boy there was love for free
Glad to be given and received by me
Rain came down where I made my stand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

I believe I can still make the cyclone rise
Just can’t see it so well, with my fading eyes
A mystery to myself not everything now I was born to be
All I know is when I wanted it so, the wind itself rose for me

You know, if it wasn’t for love
I might just be a wandering man
But believe I’ve made the better choice
To sing about it with this band

When I was a boy, I could summon the moon
With a crook of the finger and a home-made tune
I could ride the clouds when they sailed on by
And sing all the words to a wildcat’s cry

When I was a boy there was nothing to know
The wind followed me wherever I’d go
Rain came down where I made my stand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

I believe I can still make the cyclone rise
And the cyclone rose
Wave of my hand
Rain came down where I made my stand

vevo.ly

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399 comments

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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:09:48pm

GOTV! F45! FACB!

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BigPapa  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:12:49pm
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:13:09pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:16:55pm

Did anyone else watch the PA Dems’ Spinal Tap reunion tonight? It was fun watching the band back together. Hard to believe David St. Hubbins became Chuck McGill, though. Amazing how talented that group was.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:18:40pm

re: #4 i(m)p(each)sos

Yes in bits and pieces. Pretty good. Patton hosting the whole thing was a bonus.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:19:29pm

re: #2 BigPapa

Wut?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:23:54pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:26:01pm

re: #3 Patricia Kayden

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It’s amazing how they all got on the same page, isn’t it? They all seemed to rush to push the story at the same time and now are all repeating the same horseshit about “election interference.”

And yet they us of being sheep…

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:27:39pm

Turned in my ballot yesterday. Just got an email saying they’ve received it. I’ll get one more email saying it was counted, probably in the next couple of days.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:29:46pm

Ouch:

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:31:42pm

re: #10 Targetpractice

Maggie’s shoulders and spine has to be getting tired and sore from carrying all that GOP water.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:34:35pm

Good night lizards. I’m tired and tomorrow is another day. Keep pushing forward, it’s all we can do. ❤️💪

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:37:05pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:39:13pm
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piratedan  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:39:33pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

what does it say about the NYT that they have such incredible access to what is arguably the most corrupt administration of in the history of our nation… what a feather in the cap eh?

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:42:24pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

Maggie’s shoulders and spine has to be getting tired and sore from carrying all that GOP water.

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Maggie’s worried that after Needi Amin is gone, she’ll have no meal ticket at the paper anymore. Her whole bit for the last four years was having an “in” on the palace intrigue circuit of the Trump admin. There’s no way she’s going to enjoy that level of “access” in a Biden/Harris admin, and her NYT badge means the hard-right assholes that stand atop the smoking remains of the GOP are going to be suspicious of her if not outright hostile.

By this time next year, she could very well find herself wandering the “Cletus Safari” circuit, hopelessly looking for some sign that her fortunes will change in 2022.

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:45:09pm

re: #16 Targetpractice

Maggie’s worried that after Needi Amin is gone, she’ll have no meal ticket at the paper anymore. Her whole bit for the last four years was having an “in” on the palace intrigue circuit of the Trump admin. There’s no way she’s going to enjoy that level of “access” in a Biden/Harris admin, and her NYT badge means the hard-right assholes that stand atop the smoking remains of the GOP are going to be suspicious of her if not outright hostile.

By this time next year, she could very well find herself wandering the “Cletus Safari” circuit, hopelessly looking for some sign that her fortunes will change in 2022.

I swear, if journalists like Maggie were around during Watergate Nixon would’ve served his full second term. Access journalism is a blight on the profession.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:49:05pm
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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:55:29pm

I hadn’t heard from this guy in years and man, didn’t need to hear from him now.

Seriously, people, if it’s not your body, then butt the hell out.

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:56:46pm

I think this is a good point.

The shell shock from 2016 is palpable. But the motivation that Democrats (and some Republicans and unaffiliated) have to send Fuckface packing is pretty fierce. 2018 was a damn good bellwether and people are taking this shit very seriously. We’re bringing this home, all we need to do is make sure people vote. I’ve personally made sure five people (from work and *ahem* court) are registered and have a plan to vote.

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Jack Burton  Oct 14, 2020 • 8:59:43pm

re: #19 mmmirele

I hadn’t heard from this guy in years and man, didn’t need to hear from him how.

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Seriously, people, if it’s not your body, then butt the hell out.

Something that is supported by 70% of Americans is “not worth fighting for”?

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:01:52pm

re: #19 mmmirele

Wealthy old fantasist wishes people would stop bothering him with their “real lives.”

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:04:10pm

re: #19 mmmirele

I hadn’t heard from this guy in years and man, didn’t need to hear from him how.

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Seriously, people, if it’s not your body, then butt the hell out.

Frankly that old fart should just go back to Lake Woebegon and live off his Social Security check…

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:06:15pm

re: #21 Jack Burton

Something that is supported by 70% of Americans is “not worth fighting for”?

He’s never had to worry about getting a positive pregnancy test and then wondering, “What next?” I never had kids, but I did have the experience (twice) of waiting for pregnancy test results. I’ve told the story before, but the first pregnancy test was done by an anti-abortion nurse, who told me I was not pregnant but called me a slut and lectured me. I was 16 and I’d had sex exactly once. This is one reason why I get completely heated about anti-abortion people, because pretty much to a person, they are that kind of shitheel.

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:07:43pm

From last thread:

re: #88 retired cynic

Scientists discover the unique signature of a lion’s roar using machine learning
Univ. of Oxford

Interesting article in both the use of machine learning and the small beginning of being able to see/hear the world from a lion’s perspective.

Not from the article, but I still can’t resist posting this:

Remember, the urge to sing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is only a whim-away, a whim-away, a whim-away

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:09:35pm

re: #2 BigPapa

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:09:55pm
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Belafon  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:11:52pm

I had to laugh at this:

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:13:08pm

re: #26 🌹UOJB!

BREAKING: Project Veritas is poised to release all of Amy Carter’s emails from 1976-1979 to the NY Post.

I assumed that was a joke when I saw it — she was nine — but since it’s Project Veritas…

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:13:09pm

re: #28 Belafon

“The sheep look up.”

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:13:10pm

re: #18 jaunte

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This one should be getting the same attention Harrison and McGrath are getting.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:16:12pm

re: #26 🌹UOJB!

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I was close to buying an Altair 8800 as a college freshman in 1976.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:17:59pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:18:09pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:18:44pm

re: #32 BlueSpotinAL

I was close to buying an Altair 8800 as a college freshman in 1976.

This was the cutting edge that I bought with a scholarship loan from Pitt in 1975!

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:19:21pm

Borat is a Trumper.

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:19:54pm

re: #27 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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From an earlier linked Mother Jones article

It’s no surprise that the Murdochites would engage in such Trumpy reporting. The article was co-written by Emma-Jo Morris, a former segment producer at Fox News for host Sean Hannity and a former communications staffer for the Conservative Political Action Conference.

She is the Deputy Politics Editor at the New York Post. And yes the linked to twitter feed has pictures of her with Bannon, Stone, and a bunch of others from that community.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:20:10pm

So I finally got my ballot today — evidently, someone at the post office had been putting all my mail into the wrong basket for a few days, so I got a rather large stack. Looked it over. A distressing number of pages.

Candidates, okay. Local candidates, have to look them over a bit, but no biggie.

A page of propositions. Will take some time.

Another page of propositions.

ANOTHER page of propositions. Sweet lord, why me?

So much for the daydream of getting it in immediately. And there goes the weekend.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:21:06pm

I worked at Computerland in 1976. It wasn’t until Windows 95 that the PC was ready for use. That was the first one I bought.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:22:25pm

re: #34 Dread Pirate Ron

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Maybe he’ll forget to demand a pardon for all the Hatch Act violations. Does anyone know what the penalties are? Or the Statute of Limitations?

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:22:34pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:24:31pm

re: #39 Dread Pirate Ron

I worked at Computerland in 1976. It wasn’t until Windows 95 that the PC was ready for use. That was the first one I bought.

First computer I bought was the original 128K Macintosh for $2,495 in 1984…

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danarchy  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:25:05pm

re: #31 Belafon

This one should be getting the same attention Harrison and McGrath are getting.

Nah, as nice as it would be to send Devin packing, the house isn’t going to flip and expanding the margin there basically just provides satisfaction. Flipping the senate would be a big fucking deal.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:25:32pm

re: #20 teleskiguy

I think this is a good point.

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The shell shock from 2016 is palpable. But the motivation that Democrats (and some Republicans and unaffiliated) have to send Fuckface packing is pretty fierce. 2018 was a damn good bellwether and people are taking this shit very seriously. We’re bringing this home, all we need to do is make sure people vote. I’ve personally made sure five people (from work and *ahem* court) are registered and have a plan to vote.

I’m not sure it’s shell shock anymore. Too many folks who I spent 2017-2019 listening to about how Trump was likely going to win another term and we needed to start preparing have turned their attitudes around for me to believe that the majority of the voices we hear now going “Trump can still win!” are people dealing with night sweats brought on by memories of Election Night 2016.

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William Lewis  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:25:58pm

I had used a boatload of types by then, owned a few of them. The Amiga 500 was the best of the bunch, especially when the Mac emulator worked ;)

PCs were meh till the 386 and Unix was available. Windog was windog then just like now.

Now get off my lawn…

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retired cynic  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:27:12pm

re: #43 danarchy

Nah, as nice as it would be to send Devin packing, the house isn’t going to flip and expanding the margin there basically just provides satisfaction. Flipping the senate would be a big fucking deal.

True, but I would love to see Devin tossed.

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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:27:56pm

re: #27 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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It might also be worth a quick look at the author of this Post article. The byline on the story is Emma-Jo Morris, who is listed on the masthead as Deputy Politics Editor at New York Post. Since when? Since today, that’s when. Morris has exactly three stories on her resume at the Post … all of them written on Wednesday. All of them about Hunter Biden. What did Morris do prior to her instant appointment as editor? She booked guests for Sean Hannity.

lenexweb.com

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:30:07pm

re: #43 danarchy

Nah, as nice as it would be to send Devin packing, the house isn’t going to flip and expanding the margin there basically just provides satisfaction. Flipping the senate would be a big fucking deal.

One of the strategies that the House Leadership is working on right now, is to ensure that the House Dems control the house contingents of at least 26 states. This is in case the GOP tries to throw the election into the House.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:31:23pm

My first computer? A Hewlett Packard (model escapes me) with a 386 running PC-DOS. There are days when I wish I still owned that beast, if only because trying to emulate old DOS games is such a pain these days. Even with DOSBox, trying to run those old games on modern PCs can be a nightmare at times.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:32:11pm

re: #42 🌹UOJB!

First computer I bought was the original 128K Macintosh for $2,495 in 1984…

I worked for North Star Computers in 1984. They still made the S-100 bus Horizon. It had a 30 MB HD by then.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:33:25pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:33:52pm

Networks back then were token ring, 3-Com semaphores and I forget the others. TCP-IP was still the realm of of universities and government.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:35:33pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Anybody else remember when the entire media dissolved into screaming fits because then-AG Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac for a friendly chat between flights?

Good times.////////

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:38:07pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Trump to Barr: if they’re so perfect why is everyone on our side getting arrested?

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unproven innocence  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:39:26pm

re: #35 🌹UOJB!

This was the cutting edge that I bought with a scholarship loan from Pitt in 1975!

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I had one of those. It died (NiCd leakage), but I’ve had a software emulation of it on my Android™ phone for several years.

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William Lewis  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:39:51pm

re: #52 Dread Pirate Ron

Networks back then were token ring, 3-Com semaphores and I forget the others. TCP-IP was still the realm of of universities and government.

LocalTalk was a big deal. Dog slow but reliable and cheap because every Mac had a serial port to use. Made up for the speed that way and once you got a LaserJet? Heaven for computing in that era.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:45:05pm

re: #32 BlueSpotinAL

I was close to buying an Altair 8800 as a college freshman in 1976.

Believe it or not, there’s a company that sells clones of the 8800 that are not only operational, but you can actually use the case (mostly empty space) to conceal a modern PC. A little pricey if you just want it for something to display, but if you’re looking for a neat PC case it’s better than some monstrosity decked out with LEDs and fans big enough to lift a helicarrier.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:46:59pm
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danarchy  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:47:39pm

re: #52 Dread Pirate Ron

Networks back then were token ring, 3-Com semaphores and I forget the others. TCP-IP was still the realm of of universities and government.

Ugh, my first network admin job was for a company that was half TCP/IP half token ring. It was also a mix of netware, windows, and AS400. Had ginormous 128k frame relay internet connection for a company of about 3000. I do not miss “the good old days”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2020 • 9:53:57pm

You guys will like this story.

I’ve started jogging/walking at least 5 miles a day to try and get my ass in better shape.

Fortunately there is a small neighborhood near where I live that is great for racking up miles. On Monday I passed a house on the corner of an intersection that had 8 Biden signs in the yard (4 on each side that faced a road).

When I passed the same house on Tuesday there were only two signs.

When I passed by today there eight again, one of which was marked like this (embiggen to get full effect)

I really hope I see the property owner outside on one of my runs soon so I can give him kudos for this.

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:08:03pm

re: #60 Eclectic Cyborg

Needs moar Vaseline and glitter (aka the herpes of the crafting world). Srsly. Get a jar of Vaseline, stir in some glitter, get a cheap ass paintbrush and apply along the edges. Then throw the adulterated Vaseline and contaminated paint brush in the trash. The first person to touch the edges will get a nasty surprise.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:12:25pm

I’m not sure if the management would agree, but I can’t believe how laughably similar “Burismagate” became today to “Memogate”:

- “Incriminating” documents received from an unidentifiable “source”

- Guy of…questionable legitimacy who was relied upon to launder the docs that insists the “source” is totally legit because…well, fuck you, that’s why.

- What we’re provided with are copies of the original docs, with the originals unavailable for analysis

- The docs were provided to an outlet with a known and strong bias that is totally willing to publish them without the least bit of deeper research.

- Everybody involved in the whole “chain of custody” is crooked as fuck and/or connected to past efforts to publish similar “scandals.”

- The docs themselves are under scrutiny as possible forgeries based upon simple visual analysis.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:14:41pm
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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:32:22pm

Headline in Des Moines Register

After jeopardizing our lives from afar, Trump decides to visit Iowa in person

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:42:51pm

Another one from my brother:

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:48:22pm

re: #18 jaunte

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Contributed but not in time.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:52:09pm

So after a few days of poring over candidates, I’ve finally got the list of House and Senate candidates I’ll be donating to. (Clearing the tables for the famous CA ballot marathon.) The last four House candidates were the equivalent of throwing darts at the list of tossup candidates, but I’m done. Now I can empty the spam folder without looking at it.

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William Lewis  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:53:03pm

re: #59 danarchy

Ugh, my first network admin job was for a company that was half TCP/IP half token ring. It was also a mix of netware, windows, and AS400. Had ginormous 128k frame relay internet connection for a company of about 3000. I do not miss “the good old days”

The AS400 were neat machines, technically. I’m glad I never had to admin one for work but I’d love to play with one. Token ring, now that brings back nightmares… not even scsi bus issues could need as many sacrifices and dark rituals to get working right.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2020 • 10:58:51pm
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Sherlock Hound  Oct 14, 2020 • 11:05:20pm

re: #19 mmmirele

I hadn’t heard from this guy in years and man, didn’t need to hear from him now.

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Seriously, people, if it’s not your body, then butt the hell out.

Gets worse, to quote from the article,

“I think a trans person out in the middle of South Dakota might feel a little more comfortable out in Minneapolis,” he said. “There are places in America where if you are trans or bi or any variation… where you as an individual will feel more comfortable… This is why people from small towns have been moving to big cities for hundreds of years.”

These are also words that have been repeated again and again, usually to the same groups of people. If your state refuses to treat you like a regular human being, move to another one. Go to the city. Seek out liberal enclaves where you can at least expect to be benignly ignored, if not loved. Godspeed, teens.

And a disabled black person would be welcome where….?
Garrison, be sure to get back to us on that one…

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 14, 2020 • 11:05:21pm

re: #70 William Lewis

The AS400 were neat machines, technically. I’m glad I never had to admin one for work but I’d love to play with one. Token ring, now that brings back nightmares… not even scsi bus issues could need as many sacrifices and dark rituals to get working right.

Don’t get me started about Token Rings…Pain in the CENSORED…

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 14, 2020 • 11:07:03pm

re: #72 Sherlock Hound

Gets worse, to quote from the article,

And a disabled black person would be welcome where….?
Garrison, be sure to get back to us on that one…

I’m sure that GarASSon feels the same way as Old Fart Bundy when it comes to that situation. Just as I remember the time he blurted out that he wasn’t too fond of Jews…

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 14, 2020 • 11:11:47pm

re: #73 🌹UOJB!

Don’t get me started about Token Rings…Pain in the CENSORED…

When Dilbert was funny, long ago, the strip had our titular character diagnosing a network problem, telling the PHB that “the token fell out, and it’s in the room somewhere!”

That particular strip was posted on my computer desk, and everywhere else in my circles.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2020 • 11:39:52pm

I got my dog a new bed but he still hangs over the edges, a half length single human bed would be about right.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2020 • 11:47:15pm

Twitter once again pondering the questions that I find myself pondering:

I hope it was enough to afford a very good lawyer.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2020 • 11:55:00pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 15, 2020 • 12:07:11am

.

GENE VINCENT - over the rainbow

Wikipedia recounts his hard life and unfortunate end: Gene Vincent

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 12:08:10am

So, how long before MAGAts announce a GoFundMe campaign for the repair shop owner?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 12:18:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 12:22:12am

re: #81 Dread Pirate Ron

President Trump on Barron Trump getting coronavirus: “I don’t even think he knew he had it, because they’re young & their immune systems are strong and they fight it off. 99.9%, and Barron is beautiful and he’s free. Free. Like my wife, our first lady who loves Iowa, by the way.”

Trump Family Values in a nutshell

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 12:42:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 12:46:25am

re: #83 Dread Pirate Ron

Trump sometimes vaguely adds that Mexico will be paying for the wall through a “tax,” “charge” or “toll” he will impose “soon” on cars crossing the border. Nobody appears to know what he’s talking about.

A tax like a tariff that is levied on a foreign country but paid by US consumers?

He has not even sorted out the mechanism of how “Mexico will pay for the Wall”. Much less has he convened a planning commission, produced design and engineering studies, ordered environmental and legal impact statements for the regions involved, or given us any sort of budget or timetable.

It is clear to all but the blindest supporters that The Wall is just a talking point and a symbol.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 15, 2020 • 1:02:50am

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump is ignorant and so are his adulators.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 1:04:06am

re: #85 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Trump is ignorant and so are his adulators.

I am glad to see that Twitter has stopped going along with it. This could mark a turning point.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 15, 2020 • 1:05:37am

A vast number of songs are standards for bands and performers to cover, and the renditions of some songs are so numerous that they can’t be practically tracked.

For the following warhorse of the past 65 years I prefer the early versions, here Belafonte recording a year after the song first made its presence on the pop market:

Unchained Melody by Harry Belafonte on 1956 RCA Victor LP.

..

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 1:08:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 1:28:50am

Alabama, you got a weight on your shoulder that’s breakin’ your back…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 2:21:22am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 2:24:00am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 2:27:13am

re: #90 Dread Pirate Ron

Judge Barrett says she does not have a dog at home.

at least she does not have one on the roof of her car…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 2:43:32am

Fuck you, Donny. Even with fires and high costs California still doesn’t suck as much as the rest of the country.

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 2:50:04am
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John Hughes  Oct 15, 2020 • 2:51:00am

re: #93 Dread Pirate Ron

VOTE FOR TRUMP, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE!!!

US COVID-19 deaths 2020-10-14
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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 2:52:21am

re: #3 Patricia Kayden

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just because some action or inaction affects an election does not make it “interference”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:02:41am

re: #96 dangerman

just because some action or inaction affects an election does not make it “interference”

again, this is not a case of protected speech under the Constitution.

this is a case of a private corporation deciding not to spread unsubstantiated, false and misleading information

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:08:55am

re: #59 danarchy

Ugh, my first network admin job was for a company that was half TCP/IP half token ring. It was also a mix of netware, windows, and AS400. Had ginormous 128k frame relay internet connection for a company of about 3000. I do not miss “the good old days”

ah the days of double half duplex 4800 baud modems..

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:11:09am
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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:11:21am

re: #63 Targetpractice

I’m not sure if the management would agree, but I can’t believe how laughably similar “Burismagate” became today to “Memogate”:

- “Incriminating” documents received from an unidentifiable “source”

- Guy of…questionable legitimacy who was relied upon to launder the docs that insists the “source” is totally legit because…well, fuck you, that’s why.

- What we’re provided with are copies of the original docs, with the originals unavailable for analysis

- The docs were provided to an outlet with a known and strong bias that is totally willing to publish them without the least bit of deeper research.

- Everybody involved in the whole “chain of custody” is crooked as fuck and/or connected to past efforts to publish similar “scandals.”

- The docs themselves are under scrutiny as possible forgeries based upon simple visual analysis.

took way less than a day to take it apart

heck dan rather could smell this one a mile off

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:15:46am

re: #93 Dread Pirate Ron

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Fuck you, Donny. Even with fires and high costs California still doesn’t suck as much as the rest of the country.

that some real lazy lackluster desperation there

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:16:42am

re: #13 Dread Pirate Ron

So what? Isn’t that perfectly legal? Until
Citizens United is overturned, we’ll have dark money in politics.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:18:48am

re: #102 Patricia Kayden

So what? Isn’t that perfectly legal? Until
Citizens United is overturned, we’ll have dark money in politics.

Dark Leftist Money = Bad
Dark RW Money = Good

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:19:46am

re: #101 dangerman

VOTE FOR TRUMP, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE!!!

Over 200,000 Americans are no longer in a position to tell us what they have lost…

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:21:43am

re: #93 Dread Pirate Ron

That’s a novel way to campaign for re-election by attacking a major state. Unprecedented. He has never tried to be President of all. Thankfully his divisiveness is one of the reasons he’s going to get stomped in the ongoing election. Just hope he brings down Republican Senators too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:27:36am

re: #105 Patricia Kayden

That’s a novel way to campaign for re-election by attacking a major state. Unprecedented. He has never tried to be President of all. Thankfully his divisiveness is one of the reasons he’s going to get stomped in the ongoing election. Just hope he brings down Republican Senators too.

He tends to forget that there are lots of Republicans in both NY and CA, but he has written them off as they cannot help him win electoral votes.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:36:33am

thread continues.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:39:22am

re: #106 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And let’s not forget that Kushner’s COVID strategy was to let citizens in blue states die.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 3:46:26am

re: #108 Patricia Kayden

And let’s not forget that Kushner’s COVID strategy was to let citizens in blue states die.

and in all the states with Democratic governors…

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steve_davis  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:04:22am

re: #35 🌹UOJB!

This was the cutting edge that I bought with a scholarship loan from Pitt in 1975!

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LOL! Luckily, the “loan repayment” program apparently came even with the engineering ones. That probably wasn’t as big a deal in 1975, before graduating from a 4 year college involved taking a loan the size of a house mortgage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:06:42am

re: #110 steve_davis

LOL! Luckily, the “loan repayment” program apparently came even with the engineering ones. That probably wasn’t as big a deal in 1975, before graduating from a 4 year college involved taking a loan the size of a house mortgage.

ah, those days when you could work a summer job or a part-time student job and graduate (at least from a state college) without debt…

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:27:10am

re: #88 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announces he tested positive for COVID-19

1. Perhaps the state will start taking this shit seriously.
2. If it had to be a football coach….

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:29:47am

re: #112 Decatur Deb

1. Perhaps the state will start taking this shit seriously.
2. If it had to be a football coach….

Oh, that’s good. Pull the other one!

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:31:51am

re: #113 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh, that’s good. Pull the other one!

Rolf Tide.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:42:22am

re: #42 🌹UOJB!

First computer I bought was the original 128K Macintosh for $2,495 in 1984…

My first computer was a Motorola MicroChroma 68 evaluation board, which was meant to demonstrate the MC 6845 video display controller. I putzed with the RCA CDP1802 a bit, but my “real” first computer was the TI 99/4A. After that I moved to the Atari 520ST, where I jury-rigged adding 512K RAM by piggy-backing it on top of the motherboard.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:55:14am

re: #98 dangerman

ah the days of double half duplex 4800 baud modems..

I had a Telebit T1000 that did 9600 bps near the end of the 1980s. Telebit TrailBlazers were the ubiquitous modems used to get access to machines that were connected into the nascent ARPANet, which we know know as the Internet.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 4:59:13am

Good morning! Lol what was in my CNN morning brief…

China’s President Xi Jinping has told troops to put their minds on “preparing for war.” He made the alarming comments during a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong. China and Washington are on especially shaky ground due to disagreements over Taiwan and the coronavirus pandemic. The White House recently announced it was planning to move ahead with the sale of three advanced weapon systems to Taiwan, bringing the US even closer, diplomatically, with the island country. Since China considers Taiwan a part of its territory, the weapons deal has definitely raised their hackles.

Are we winning yet?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:02:41am

re: #117 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Good morning! Lol what was in my CNN morning brief…

Are we winning yet?

Trump the Wartime President would get an instant bump…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:08:27am

Thread

Ends…

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:16:11am

re: #115 Eric The Fruit Bat

My first computer was a Motorola MicroChroma 68 evaluation board, which was meant to demonstrate the MC 6845 video display controller. I putzed with the RCA CDP1802 a bit, but my “real” first computer was the TI 99/4A. After that I moved to the Atari 520ST, where I jury-rigged adding 512K RAM by piggy-backing it on top of the motherboard.

TI 99/4A was my first computer I and my uncle used to start teaching ourselves programming. Luckily my uncle had enough money to buy one (which I sure didn’t) and we would spend evenings after working on the farm learning basic programming.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:17:44am

re: #42 🌹UOJB!

First computer I bought was the original 128K Macintosh for $2,495 in 1984…

First computer I touched was the Bell Telephone electromechanical tic-tac-toe machine at Buhl Planetarium on PGH’s North Side, about 1955. You could tie it, you could not win.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:23:16am

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Anything you donate will be used to ensure that Trump loses Wisconsin, and thereby the White House.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:25:01am
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dharmamark  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:28:21am

re: #59 danarchy

That sounds exactly like the setup we had.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:35:06am

I’ve been hearing this for months. Now there’s a study.

Blood type may affect severity of COVID-19 infection, new study suggests

In a new study published Wednesday, researchers in Canada found that, among 95 critically ill COVID-19 patients, 84 percent of those with the blood types A and AB required mechanical ventilation compared to 61 percent of patients with type O or type B, CNN reports. The former group also remained in the intensive care unit for a median of 13.5 days, while the latter’s median stay was nine days.

It’s still unclear what may be behind the possible distinction; Sekhon said one explanation could be that people with blood type O are less prone to blood clotting, which can often lead to more severe cases.

Either way, Sekhon doesn’t believe blood type will supersede other “risk factors of severity” like age or comorbidities, and he said people should not behave differently based on their group. “If one is blood group A, you don’t need to start panicking,” he said. “And if you’re blood group O, you’re not free to go to the pubs and bars.”

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Dave In Austin  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:38:08am

Done voted….

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:44:46am

re: #126 Dave In Austin

Done voted….

Thank you!

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:56:56am

re: #116 Eric The Fruit Bat

I had a Telebit T1000 that did 9600 bps near the end of the 1980s. Telebit TrailBlazers were the ubiquitous modems used to get access to machines that were connected into the nascent ARPANet, which we know know as the Internet.

we had the telebits as well
it was a constant battle for speed

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 5:58:26am

Between minor deferred medical appointments and growing political action, Wife and I are surfacing from a renewed fogey lockdown. Yesterday was the first time I’ve been inside a store since March. The store, one of the Evil Big Warehouse chain, was not very CV-ready—good masking, cart wipedown, no one-way aisles, no shields. They still are limiting TP and paper towels to 1 large package. When I asked the cashier if we weren’t getting beyond that, she said to expect it into 2021 and the the Evil Big company had told the employees to expect to be wearing masks for another year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:04:46am

They just closed the border to France, so I cannot see my kids on their fall holiday: I used to just send them a regional train ticket, 14 euros each, to travel here.

Then I offered to come pick them up to minimize risk, but now the border is closed. Shit.

Hope this eases up in time for Xmas…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:10:31am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They just closed the border to France, so I cannot see my kids on their fall holiday: I used to just send them a regional train ticket, 14 euros each, to travel here.

Then I offered to come pick them up to minimize risk, but now the border is closed. Shit.

Hope this eases up in time for Xmas…

Hate to say it, but I think by Xmas time we’ll be in full-bore cold and flu season and COVID in the mix is gonna be a one-two punch.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:11:06am

re: #129 Decatur Deb

Do I need to ship you some? Our paper aisles are overflowing.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:13:12am

Interesting. My channel guide shows ABC having the Biden town hall but other channels shows the second presidential debate (PBS, NBC, BBC World, and MSNBC; CBS, Fox News and the Canadian channels have regular programming). Fox has baseball.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:14:18am

re: #132 Belafon

Do I need to ship you some? Our paper aisles are overflowing.

Nah. Our one big package (bale) was enough for a couple months, and then we’ve got a dead-tree library. The embargoed second bale was for a neighbor who keeps us supplied with milk and salad when she goes to the much better prepared Publix.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:16:42am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They just closed the border to France, so I cannot see my kids on their fall holiday: I used to just send them a regional train ticket, 14 euros each, to travel here.

Then I offered to come pick them up to minimize risk, but now the border is closed. Shit.

Hope this eases up in time for Xmas…

The UK is going into lockdown. I *think* for a few days which is like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ok.

Boris must be throwing a dart at possible solutions. There’s no plan, just some stop gap options.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:17:29am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:17:54am

re: #132 Belafon

Do I need to ship you some? Our paper aisles are overflowing.

Honestly, stock up if you’re able. There’s going to be a lot of shortages on a variety of items.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:18:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:20:51am

re: #135 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The UK is going into lockdown. I *think* for a few days which is like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ok.

Boris must be throwing a dart at possible solutions. There’s no plan, just some stop gap options.

Like Brexit, their Covid policy has been a directionless blundering in the dark.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:22:00am

re: #138 Belafon

The word abortion does not appear in the Constitution.

neither does it appear in the Bible and yet you won’t fucking shut up about God and the Bible and abortion…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:22:14am

Michael Steele helped get us here. WTG.

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jeffreyw  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:22:24am

Good morning!

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:23:59am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:24:20am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:26:24am

This is a German tourism ad to get people to wear masks:

The finger

balloon-juice.com

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:28:01am

President Trump’s influential supporter Rupert Murdoch is telling close associates he believes Joe Biden will win the election in a landslide,” the Daily Beast reports

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:31:23am

re: #143 Belafon

healthy skepticism is healthy but feels a lot like everybody is reluctant to explore the possibility that maybe a whole buncha people just really do like joe biden

that plays a bigger role than we often consider.

people did not like Hillary.

heck, I did not like her in any personal sense, I just found her to be the better candidate.

but people often feel better about voting for someone they can relate to, that is one of the things that Dubya had over Kerry and Gore

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:31:55am

For the rest of the Corona/election season I would not prohibit junk mail, but would pass a postal regulation that it be printed on 3-ply TP.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:32:51am

re: #145 Belafon

This is a German tourism ad to get people to wear masks:

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balloon-juice.com

Inside that article. She needs to go. She needs to be held accountable, too.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:36:50am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:37:25am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:39:51am

How I feel about petitions:

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:49:10am

re: #138 Belafon

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Neither do the words Air Force or Space Force. We need to stop funding them also I guess.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:51:10am

re: #93 Dread Pirate Ron

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:51:20am

lawandcrime.com

The Department of Justice was placed in the awkward position of having to argue that President Donald Trump was not telling the truth when he told his supporters and the world that he had declassified “any and all” documents related to the federal government’s investigation of the “Russian Hoax”—which would have applied to the investigatory records from Robert Mueller’s team and even the full Mueller Report.

In response to an emergency motion filed by BuzzFeed News journalist Jason Leopold seeking unredacted portions of the Mueller Report and FBI witness interview materials (302s), attorneys from the DOJ insisted that it was simply not so that the president had given any such declassification order.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:52:05am

Damn, Harris isolating out of caution.
Wasn’t she headed to Texas to close the week?

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:53:03am
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 6:55:39am

Finally!

Obama: Trump Glommed Onto Birtherism As An Attention-Seeking Schtick

Former President Barack Obama asserted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump had led the charge on the racist “birther” movement in 2011 merely for the sake of self-promotion, given how he had publicly complimented Obama several times beforehand.

During an interview with Pod Save America, Obama noted that his successor had actually praised him early on in Obama’s presidency, like when he told CNN host Larry King in April 2009 that the then-President was doing a “really good job.”

“And essentially what happened is because the guy just decided he wanted attention, like whether it was to promote Celebrity Apprentice or whatever, he looked and saw what was being said and he said, ‘oh, if that’s what folks want, I can do that with even less inhibition. I don’t need a dog whistle, I’m just gonna go ahead and say it,’” Obama said on Wednesday.

“And that’s how the whole birtherism shtick came about,” he continued.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:01:45am

re: #156 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Damn, Harris isolating out of caution.
Wasn’t she headed to Texas to close the week?

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She’s suspending until the end of the week. This gives everyone on the team the ability to separate and try to figure out who is sick and who isn’t. As long as she’s not positive, there’s still time for her to come to Texas.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:04:38am

My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 (also fondly remembered as the “Trash80”)

My second computer was an IBM AT which I received for a graduation gift in 1986, when I got my degree in Math & Computer Science.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:05:30am

Good morning, assembled Lizard host! I’m back at home after my visit to the ER. There is no evidence of a heart attack but I did have a pretty serious blood pressure event. My cardiologist has ordered the proverbial “more tests” to determine just what is going on, since I take BP meds and my weight is down to nominally healthy levels. I met some nice folks, including an RN from New Zealand. He was delighted that I recognized his accent and knew the difference between NZ and Oz. He also said that folks at home address him like they would a soldier in a war zone when they write. “Be careful!” “Must be horribly dangerous” “Stay safe,” that sort of thing. I don’t think they’re wrong. I see the local nutjobs less like I would an enemy force and more like I would a pack of dangerous animals. Be aware, take some precautions, but also realize that you are dealing with instinctive rather than rationally determined impulses.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:10:22am

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

(Begins rough sketches of a Republican Gitter.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:10:47am

re: #158 🌹UOJB!

Obama: Trump Glommed Onto Birtherism As An Attention-Seeking Schtick

This was just as the New Media Reality was dawning on it: all that mattered was how much buzz, how many hits and how many likes/retweets a story or statement got in order to make it “newsworthy”.

Then it would get picked up by the msm and develop a life of its own.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:12:07am

re: #151 Belafon

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Why do I get the feeling that those “seditious language” citations the Sand Diego police seem to like handing out can be summarized as:

“Seditious language” = “Fuck Trump!”
“Personally offensive” = “Fuck You!” ?

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:19:35am

He’s still encouraging his cultists to assassinate Gov. Whitmer.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:20:31am

Interesting thread and article. What it boils down to is that Parscale’s reelection campaign for Trump from the beginning was to use social media to activate politically apathetic non-college educated whites through interests that connected them to similar voters such as hunting, NASCAR, etc. So Trump’s primary hope for reelection is that the polls are wrong because they are missing people who don’t fit the likely voter profiles in their models since they weren’t registered and didn’t vote in the past. And there has been a recent GOP registration edge in battleground states. Pinning your hopes on nonvoters is a risky strategy, but when Trump is your candidate, its the only one you’ve got; because all the voters have already made their minds up.

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JC1  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:22:58am

re: #160 The Pie Overlord!

My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 (also fondly remembered as the “Trash80”)

My second computer was an IBM AT which I received for a graduation gift in 1986, when I got my degree in Math & Computer Science.

Trash 80 -> Commodore 64 -> Amiga 500 -> 486 PC

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:26:19am
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:29:52am

re: #166 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Ah the Screw York Times continues to kiss Trump’s ass…

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:30:37am

Father in law owned computer store, so my first was commodore 64. I still have an umbrella in good shape with Amiga logo.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:30:53am

re: #164 Jay C

Why do I get the feeling that those “seditious language” citations the Sand Diego police seem to like handing out can be summarized as:

“Seditious language” = “Fuck Trump!”
“Personally offensive” = “Fuck You!” ?

Police officers as trained arbiters of what comprises Constitutionally protected free speech. Whoda thunkit?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:42:01am

re: #165 The Pie Overlord!

He’s still encouraging his cultists to assassinate Gov. Whitmer.

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It’s so sick what he’s doing. He needs to be held accountable both criminally and civilly for inciting violence.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:42:20am

Buncha IT specialists here==>

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:43:41am

re: #35 🌹UOJB!

Wow that’s a lot of STDs. Oh well, it was the seventies…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:44:37am

re: #158 🌹UOJB!

Finally!

Obama: Trump Glommed Onto Birtherism As An Attention-Seeking Schtick

Former President Barack Obama asserted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump had led the charge on the racist “birther” movement in 2011 merely for the sake of self-promotion, given how he had publicly complimented Obama several times beforehand.

During an interview with Pod Save America, Obama noted that his successor had actually praised him early on in Obama’s presidency, like when he told CNN host Larry King in April 2009 that the then-President was doing a “really good job.”

“And essentially what happened is because the guy just decided he wanted attention, like whether it was to promote Celebrity Apprentice or whatever, he looked and saw what was being said and he said, ‘oh, if that’s what folks want, I can do that with even less inhibition. I don’t need a dog whistle, I’m just gonna go ahead and say it,’” Obama said on Wednesday.

“And that’s how the whole birtherism shtick came about,” he continued.

talkingpointsmemo.com

He’s an opportunist. Pure and simple. The only thing he cares about is getting his ugly mug in the news and being racist and antagonistic towards our first black president was a way to do that.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:46:01am

re: #168 🌹UOJB!

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It’s really telling that it seems like the RW punditariat’s main reaction to the NY Post’s bullshit “Hunter Biden Email” “scoop” appears to be focused mainly on vaporing “outrage” about “censorship” and how mean and biased and censorshippy social media has been over reportage on this crap…

And almost NOTHING I have seen* seems to address in the least:
1. Any actual charges/accusations/malfeasance these emails might reveal even if they are real - which is enormously doubtful.
2. Any serious questions as to the provenance/authenticity of either:
a. The “unclaimed laptops” story
b. The data supposed “discovered” via a.
c. The claims of the FBI being involved
3. Any serious inquiry into the timeline of these “revelations”, and the overt involvement of political operatives - from the get-go (lookin’ at YOU, Rudy!)

How it seems to me is fairly obvious: out of desperation at bad polling, the Trump campaign trotted out this stale “Ukrainegate” nonsense for the Murdoch Media to use as political hatchet job on Joe/Hunter Biden. But as usual, ended up chopping themselves in their own foot.

*selection bias possibly in operation

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:52:09am

Nearly 900k new jobless claims reported today for last week, so the economy is stagnating. Meanwhile Biden reported nearly $350 million in donations, making the campaign so cash rich he can be aggressively on the air everywhere: Iowa, Ohio, Georgia and Texas included.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:52:25am

re: #176 Jay C

It’s really telling that it seems like the RW punditariat’s main reaction to the NY Post’s bullshit “Hunter Biden Email” “scoop” appears to be focused mainly on vaporing “outrage” about “censorship” and how mean and biased and censorshippy social media has been over reportage on this crap…

And almost NOTHING I have seen* seems to address in the least:
1. Any actual charges/accusations/malfeasance these emails might reveal even if they are real - which is enormously doubtful.
2. Any serious questions as to the provenance/authenticity of either:
a. The “unclaimed laptops” story
b. The data supposed “discovered” via a.
c. The claims of the FBI being involved
3. Any serious inquiry into the timeline of these “revelations”, and the overt involvement of political operatives - from the get-go (lookin’ at YOU, Rudy!)

How it seems to me is fairly obvious: out of desperation at bad polling, the Trump campaign trotted out this stale “Ukrainegate” nonsense for the Murdoch Media to use as political hatchet job on Joe/Hunter Biden. But as usual, ended up chopping themselves in their own foot.

*selection bias possible in operation

This is why Trump and friends are just happy with an investigation getting reported or mentioned without worrying about any actual investigation being done. They know that the media will run with the mere rumor of a scandal involving the Democrats and not care about facts, accuracy, or the fact they are being conned since those results can be buried on page 6 weeks later when the political damage has been done and the eyeballs of the public are looking at something else. The gossip is profitable, so to hell with journalistic integrity.

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A Cranky One  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:52:42am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:57:51am

re: #177 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Nearly 900k new jobless claims reported today for last week, so the economy is stagnating. Meanwhile Biden reported nearly $350 million in donations, making the campaign so cash rich he can be aggressively on the air everywhere: Iowa, Ohio, Georgia and Texas included.

The financial edge is something that doesn’t get enough credit because your average Biden supporter isn’t a weirdo who needs validation by hearing him speak in person giving the same whiny stump speech.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:59:21am

re: #180 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The financial edge is something that doesn’t get enough credit because your average Biden supporter isn’t a weirdo who needs validation by hearing him speak in person.

Looks like the Stock Market just farted after seeing those unemployment numbers.

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TarHellion  Oct 15, 2020 • 7:59:51am

re: #170 BlueSpotinAL

Ah, yes, the Commodore 64. Nothing like playing the old text-based games such as Zork I, II, and III; Suspect, Deadline, etc.

“It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:00:08am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

This is why Trump and friends are just happy with an investigation getting reported or mentioned without worrying about any actual investigation being done. They know that the media will run with the mere rumor of a scandal involving the Democrats and not care about facts, accuracy, or the fact they are being conned since those results can be buried on page 6 weeks later when the political damage has been done and the eyeballs of the public are looking at something else. The gossip is profitable, so to hell with journalistic integrity.

Yeah it was the same thing with the Ukraine stuff that got him impeached. He just wanted the announcement of an investigation. Truth is. A lot of the national media by placating Trump’s narratives have increased the mistrust in them.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:01:05am

re: #166 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I can’t read twitter threads at work, but I don’t see Democrats being complacent, and that same criteria - the polls are wrong because they are missing people who don’t fit the likely voter profiles in their models - would tend to miss college students and a lot of people who have been motivated by Taylor Swift.

The worries are why Democrats are turning out like they are for early voting.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:03:47am

re: #182 TarHellion

Ah, yes, the Commodore 64. Nothing like playing the old text-based games such as Zork I, II, and III; Suspect, Deadline, etc.

“It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.”

What’s this 64K of ram of which you speak? I had a Vic 20, all of 5K. The book that came with it had a basic program that made a tank that would shoot at a UFO flying overhead. After typing that in a couple of times, I modified it to have multiple UFOs at once.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:04:21am

re: #184 Belafon

I can’t read twitter threads at work, but I don’t see Democrats being complacent, and that same criteria - the polls are wrong because they are missing people who don’t fit the likely voter profiles in their models - would tend to miss college students and a lot of people who have been motivated by Taylor Swift.

The worries are why Democrats are turning out like they are for early voting.

They understand the need to produce a clear and definite victory on Election Day…they do not want to have to deal with the political chaos, social turmoil and media hysteria that would follow a disputed outcome.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:05:42am

re: #24 mmmirele

He’s never had to worry about getting a positive pregnancy test and then wondering, “What next?” I never had kids, but I did have the experience (twice) of waiting for pregnancy test results. I’ve told the story before, but the first pregnancy test was done by an anti-abortion nurse, who told me I was not pregnant but called me a slut and lectured me. I was 16 and I’d had sex exactly once. This is one reason why I get completely heated about anti-abortion people, because pretty much to a person, they are that kind of shitheel.

So sorry you had to go through that. And yeah, the anti-abortion movement is, at is core, all about shaming women who they view as slutty and promiscuous.

It’s not about the babies. It’s about hating & fearing liberated women.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:05:46am

re: #101 dangerman

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that some real lazy lackluster desperation there

As to “lockdowns too severe,” a month ago, the SF bay area was in category purple, the worst, as was most of the south (LosAngeles and environs). As of Tuesday’s update, most of the bay area and the south have turned red, and some (including my county) is now orange.

And we did it without killing 800,000 people chasing a mythical herd immunity.

Of course, as we’re all saying in a different context, we can’t get complacent.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:06:09am

re: #179 A Cranky One

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Spitting image of our dog, but she will have no spiders drawn on her!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:06:16am

An urgent message for GOP voters!
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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:07:07am

*output contents of <4 yorkshiremen sketch>

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:08:18am
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plansbandc  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:08:34am

This is some grade A real world trolling right here. :D

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:09:23am

FUCK YOU, SCREWPERT MURDOCH!

Rupert Murdoch Privately Predicts A Landslide Biden Win

BOO FUCKING HOO!

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has predicted privately that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will defeat President Donald Trump in the presidential election in a landslide victory, the Daily Beast reported Thursday.

The Australian-born billionaire who has been an influential supporter of the President in the past has remarked to close associates that Trump is his own worst enemy, according to the Daily Beast. Murdoch suggested to at least three Daily Beast sources that Trump has handled the COVID-19 pandemic poorly and ignored advice on how to better manage it, which has created a never-ending crisis for his administration

AND YOU ENABLED TRUMP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, SCREWPERT!

talkingpointsmemo.com

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:09:46am

Thing is a lot of pundits whether on social media or whatever haven’t studied shit and it shows. Going but but 2016 is lazy af. And I’m not gonna like it in 2024 if they only use this election as a point of reference either.

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:10:22am

re: #182 TarHellion

I loved all those Infocom games, they still exist on the web, free, not sure where though. I was Commodore Vic 20, then 64, then a never ending stream of home built PC rigs. Every few years a new motherboard and processor. Always buying new stuff…just wish I could buy the Nvidia 3080 card…grrrr

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A Mom Anon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:10:24am

Has anyone heard from Shiplord Kirel today? He went to the hospital last night with heart issues and I am kinda worried.

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NetworkKed  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:10:59am

re: #193 plansbandc

This is some grade A real world trolling right here. :D

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I would suggest that’s not actually a friend.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:11:07am

re: #197 A Mom Anon

Has anyone heard from Shiplord Kirel today? He went to the hospital last night with heart issues and I am kinda worried.

he chimed in upthread

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:11:42am

re: #198 NetworkKed

I would suggest that’s not actually a friend.

He’s the guy with the hat in XKCD.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:11:46am

re: #195 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Thing is a lot of pundits whether on social media or whatever haven’t studied shit and it shows. Going but but 2016 is lazy af. And I’m not gonna like it in 2024 if they only use this election as a point of reference either.

Some things were going on in 2016 that aren’t happening this year. THIRD PARTY VOTES was a big one. People have wised up to that now.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:12:02am

re: #197 A Mom Anon

Has anyone heard from Shiplord Kirel today? He went to the hospital last night with heart issues and I am kinda worried.

Haven’t. I wasn’t on yesterday because I had a gum grafting. Bit bummed. I can’t smoke or drink for at least a week.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:12:35am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:12:42am

re: #197 A Mom Anon

Has anyone heard from Shiplord Kirel today? He went to the hospital last night with heart issues and I am kinda worried.

See

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Good morning, assembled Lizard host! I’m back at home after my visit to the ER. There is no evidence of a heart attack but I did have a pretty serious blood pressure event. My cardiologist has ordered the proverbial “more tests” to determine just what is going on, since I take BP meds and my weight is down to nominally healthy levels. I met some nice folks, including an RN from New Zealand. He was delighted that I recognized his accent and knew the difference between NZ and Oz. He also said that folks at home address him like they would a soldier in a war zone when they write. “Be careful!” “Must be horribly dangerous” “Stay safe,” that sort of thing. I don’t think they’re wrong. I see the local nutjobs less like I would an enemy force and more like I would a pack of dangerous animals. Be aware, take some precautions, but also realize that you are dealing with instinctive rather than rationally determined impulses.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:13:18am

re: #202 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Owie. I hate dental work. Hope you feel better soon.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:13:30am

re: #202 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Haven’t. I wasn’t on yesterday because I had a gum grafting. Bit bummed. I can’t smoke or drink for at least a week.

OWTCH! That’s no fun. No matter what the Soupman says, it’s plenty of soup for you…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:13:33am

re: #201 The Pie Overlord!

Some things were going on in 2016 that aren’t happening this year. THIRD PARTY VOTES was a big one. People have wised up to that now.

Exactly. More people have their minds made up too. Oh and Trump is the incumbent. It’s not over but I just wish people would look at what’s happening now instead of reliving in 2016 in our heads and hearts. We can win and win big.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:13:48am

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

When tech companies know Biden’s going to win.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:14:38am

re: #205 A Mom Anon

Owie. I hate dental work. Hope you feel better soon.

I feel okay. Just feels awkward. Just hate not being able to toke. It’s how I escape Trump.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:15:16am

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

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Looks like @jack is hoping that Joe will show mercy…and I hope Joe responds by butt-bongoing @jack with a cricket wicket…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:15:45am

re: #206 🌹UOJB!

OWTCH! That’s no fun. No matter what the Soupman says, it’s plenty of soup for you…

Yeah I could go for some ramen.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:16:18am

I feel goofy, battling an incoming headache today and didn’t scroll up. Shiplord I am glad to hear there was no heart damage. And that you’re back from the hospital.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:17:23am

re: #131 Dr Lizardo

Hate to say it, but I think by Xmas time we’ll be in full-bore cold and flu season and COVID in the mix is gonna be a one-two punch.

On the other hand, strict adherence to covid-19 masking and social distancing rules will have the side effect of cutting down cold and flu transmission, so it might be a gentler punch.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:17:29am

re: #183 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah it was the same thing with the Ukraine stuff that got him impeached. He just wanted the announcement of an investigation. Truth is. A lot of the national media by placating Trump’s narratives have increased the mistrust in them.

Well, - for fucking once - the “Ukrainegate Email” narrative isn’t being “placated” by the national media; outside of the usual RW hacks, of course. For whatever reason (its innate utter suspiciousness and bogosity comes to mind), the story is being treated - at least AFAICT - with a great deal of skepticism. As it should be: even if, as I suspect, most “MSM” outlets are just hedging their bets in case more information, one way or another, surfaces: with two sets of headlines (figuratively) set up to run:
“FAKE EMAIL SCANDAL IMPLODES ON TRUMP CAMPAIGN!”
or
‘BIDEN BOMBSHELL EMAILS CONFIRMED!”“

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:19:39am

re: #176 Jay C

It’s really telling that it seems like the RW punditariat’s main reaction to the NY Post’s bullshit “Hunter Biden Email” “scoop” appears to be focused mainly on vaporing “outrage” about “censorship” and how mean and biased and censorshippy social media has been over reportage on this crap…

And almost NOTHING I have seen* seems to address in the least:
1. Any actual charges/accusations/malfeasance these emails might reveal even if they are real - which is enormously doubtful.
2. Any serious questions as to the provenance/authenticity of either:
a. The “unclaimed laptops” story
b. The data supposed “discovered” via a.
c. The claims of the FBI being involved
3. Any serious inquiry into the timeline of these “revelations”, and the overt involvement of political operatives - from the get-go (lookin’ at YOU, Rudy!)

How it seems to me is fairly obvious: out of desperation at bad polling, the Trump campaign trotted out this stale “Ukrainegate” nonsense for the Murdoch Media to use as political hatchet job on Joe/Hunter Biden. But as usual, ended up chopping themselves in their own foot.

*selection bias possibly in operation

As for me, I’d like to know the individual store the supposed laptop was supposedly unclaimed in, and any chain of stores said establishment belonged to, and boycott…

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:19:41am

re: #211 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I could go for some ramen.

When I had a double root canal it was a week of nothing but Campbell’s soup.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:19:49am

re: #214 Jay C

Well, - for fucking once - the “Ukrainegate Email” narrative isn’t being “placated” by the national media; outside of the usual RW hacks, of course. For whatever reason (its innate utter suspiciousness and bogosity comes to mind), the story is being treated - at least AFAICT - with a great deal of skepticism. As it should be: even if, as I suspect, most “MSM” outlets are just hedging their bets in case more information, one way or another, surfaces: with two sets of headlines (figuratively) set up to run:
“FAKE EMAIL SCANDAL IMPLODES ON TRUMP CAMPAIGN!”
or
‘BIDEN BOMBSHELL EMAILS CONFIRMED!”“

They’ve gotten better thankfully

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:19:52am

re: #208 Belafon

When tech companies know Biden’s going to win.

This again represents a major turning point: Trump can no longer manipulate social media anywhere like he did in 2016.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:21:17am

Even newsmax is going on more about Twitter’s refusal to carry the story than the story itself…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:22:11am

re: #216 🌹UOJB!

When I had a double root canal it was a week of nothing but Campbell’s soup.

They do have some good soup. I could go for homemade potato leek. That’s my favorite especially as it gets colder. Could go for some Gazpacho too since it’s cold and my periodontist recommends not having too much hot foods.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:22:27am

Motel 6 fires agency after founder describes ad campaign as ‘too Black’

Home Depot is also ending its relationship following Stan Richards’ remarks

Motel 6, a longtime client of The Richards Group, has abruptly ended its relationship with the Dallas-based independent agency. The firing comes days after the agency’s 88-year-old founder, Stan Richards, referred to a campaign idea for the brand as “too Black” during an internal meeting that the client did not participate in.

Richards also insinuated that some of Motel 6’s customers are white supremacists, according to a person familiar with the matter.

In a statement to Adweek, Motel 6 said it is “outraged by the statements made about Motel 6 and our customers by a member of The Richards Group during one of its internal meetings. The comments were not only completely inaccurate, they are also in direct opposition of our values and beliefs as an organization.”

Motel 6 will keep the lights on for you…

adweek.com

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:23:18am

re: #142 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:23:40am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

Motel 6 fires agency after founder describes ad campaign as ‘too Black’

When I think “class and refinement”, I think Motel 6

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:24:51am

re: #219 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even newsmax is going on more about Twitter’s refusal to carry the story than the story itself…

Seeing a lot of “Big Tech censorship to protect Biden Campaign!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:26:56am

re: #224 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Seeing a lot of “Big Tech censorship to protect Biden Campaign!”

That is the spin they are putting on it

and again: this is not Constitutionally protected speech.

A lot of them are unaware of that and the rest are just cynical trolls about it

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:27:45am

re: #197 A Mom Anon

Has anyone heard from Shiplord Kirel today? He went to the hospital last night with heart issues and I am kinda worried.

Here I am! Good as new! (Ok, not quite new but pretty functional. I’ll be taking it easy for a couple of days.)

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:28:12am

re: #226 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Here I am! Good as new! (Ok, not quite new but pretty functional. I’ll be taking it easy for a couple of days.)

WHEW! Be safe!

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:28:45am

re: #215 Teukka

As for me, I’d like to know the individual store the supposed laptop was supposedly unclaimed in, and any chain of stores said establishment belonged to, and boycott…

You have but to ask: here’s a rundown from the WaPo (caution, possible paywall issue)- the laptops (three, reportedly) were brought into what seems to be a small shop in Wilmington (DE) owned by one John Paul MacIsaac. Mac is variously described as “legally blind” and “vison-impaired”, btw, which makes his supposed ID of “Hunter Biden” as the guy who dropped off (and never retrieved) the laptops just a tad suspect….

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A Mom Anon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:29:39am

re: #226 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I was worried. Heart stuff always scares me because of the Husband. Take care of yourself.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:29:57am

I got released from the twitter gulog.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:30:01am

re: #184 Belafon

I can’t read twitter threads at work, but I don’t see Democrats being complacent, and that same criteria - the polls are wrong because they are missing people who don’t fit the likely voter profiles in their models - would tend to miss college students and a lot of people who have been motivated by Taylor Swift.

The worries are why Democrats are turning out like they are for early voting.

Yes, I think this is going to be a huge turnout election favoring Biden. But everyone has to vote because the GOP will have a high turnout as well.

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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:30:51am

The guy who started Parler is just sitting back, shaking his damn head, feeling violated and wondering what the hell happened to him

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:31:01am

re: #231 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yes, I think this is going to be a huge turnout election favoring Biden. But everyone has to vote because the GOP will have a high turnout as well.

and we have to ensure that those votes are all properly counted, tallied and registered…

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:31:28am

re: #226 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I had missed that you were ill. Glad you have good care to see you through whatever that was.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:32:28am

Plpre: #232 b.d. (Enough!)

The guy who started Parler is just sitting back, shaking his damn head, feeling violated and wondering what the hell happened to him

Because in the end, no one gives a fuck about Parler. You can’t own the libs if you’re in an ideological circle jerk.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:32:34am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

You might want to edit #221 a bit, Joe: from the header, it sounds like it was Motel 6’s founder (not the ad agency’s) who made the “too Black” remark.

Hopefully, old Stan the Adman has his retirement fund well-financed.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:32:41am

re: #188 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

As to “lockdowns too severe,” a month ago, the SF bay area was in category purple, the worst, as was most of the south (LosAngeles and environs). As of Tuesday’s update, most of the bay area and the south have turned red, and some (including my county) is now orange.

And we did it without killing 800,000 people chasing a mythical herd immunity.

Of course, as we’re all saying in a different context, we can’t get complacent.

Fauci denounces “herd immunity” strategy as dangerous. Fauci on coronavirus herd immunity: ‘That is nonsense and very dangerous’
news.yahoo.com

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:33:46am

re: #115 Eric The Fruit Bat

My first computer was a Motorola MicroChroma 68 evaluation board, which was meant to demonstrate the MC 6845 video display controller. I putzed with the RCA CDP1802 a bit, but my “real” first computer was the TI 99/4A. After that I moved to the Atari 520ST, where I jury-rigged adding 512K RAM by piggy-backing it on top of the motherboard.

Mine was a Commodore CBM 8032 from around 1979 - this was the “business” model of the Commodore PET which had a regular (non-chicklet) keyboard, an 80-column black & white monitor and IEEE-488 connections for printer and/or floppy drive. A couple years later I sold it off - which has proved to be a massive mistake in retrospect as it is considered a collector’s item now and worth about three to four times as much as I originally paid for it.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:35:42am

re: #160 The Pie Overlord!

My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 (also fondly remembered as the “Trash80”)

My second computer was an IBM AT which I received for a graduation gift in 1986, when I got my degree in Math & Computer Science.

My first computer instruction was on a TRS-80, and my first computer was an XT clone.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:37:09am

re: #238 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

Mine was a Commodore CBM 8032 from around 1979 - this was the “business” model of the Commodore PET which had a regular (non-chicklet) keyboard, an 80-column black & white monitor and IEEE-488 connections for printer and/or floppy drive. A couple years later I sold it off - which has proved to be a massive mistake in retrospect as it is considered a collector’s item now and worth about three to four times as much as I originally paid for it.

The PET was the first computer I learned to program on when I was in the gifted program at school.

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:37:33am

It has arrived !

*chuckles maniacally*
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:40:07am

ROBERT’S RULE!!!!

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:40:45am

re: #241 Teukka

It has arrived !

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*chuckles maniacally*

Link: amazon.com

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:42:50am

This is the kind of transparency we’re going to get used to rather than a Trump sookesbot spreading bullshit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:43:21am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am glad to see that Twitter has stopped going along with it. This could mark a turning point.

It’s always a turning point. Maybe my problem is that I know too many well-educated or successful people who are dedicated Trumpsters and am still suffering PTSD from our 2016 experience.

I signed up this week to voteforward.org to do additional writing to help out. It does require a printer. The targeted voter list they sent me were for Texas. The letters are all supposed to be sent by Saturday but there probably won’t be an issue if they are mailed a few days later. I feel very guilty for not being more actively involved for this campaign.

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sagehen  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:43:42am

re: #192 jaunte

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found in that thread:

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BeachDem  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:44:12am

re: #192 jaunte

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:44:38am

re: #209 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I feel okay. Just feels awkward. Just hate not being able to toke. It’s how I escape Trump.

Edibles?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:44:57am

includes short thread

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:45:04am

re: #248 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Edibles?

liquid edibles?

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:46:17am

re: #141 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Michael Steele helped get us here. WTG.

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Many of us use the phrase “good old days” ironically. Certainly that is a likely explanation for Lindsey’s statement — but I am perfectly happy to have it construed in the worst way possible since the whole goal of the GOP these days is to boost voting among those who still fly the Confederate flag.

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BeachDem  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:46:51am

re: #197 A Mom Anon

Has anyone heard from Shiplord Kirel today? He went to the hospital last night with heart issues and I am kinda worried.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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A Cranky One  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:47:00am

re: #240 Belafon

The PET was the first computer I learned to program on when I was in the gifted program at school.

Time to re-post this page about my first computer.

littlegreenfootballs.com

You kids today have it so easy…;-)

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plansbandc  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:47:42am

286 given to us by my soon to be dude.

I couldn’t even type yet. Leisure Suit Larry taught me how to use a computer. Also taught me how to type a bit. Mavis picked up the slack.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:48:23am

re: #253 A Cranky One

Time to re-post this page about my first computer.

littlegreenfootballs.com

You kids today have it so easy…;-)

“I had to design my first program using only zeroes because we did not have ones yet!”

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garzooma  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:50:38am

re: #254 plansbandc

286 given to us by my soon to be dude.

I couldn’t even type yet. Leisure Suit Larry taught me how to use a computer. Also taught me how to type a bit. Mavis picked up the slack.

Inasmuch as Larry was in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, he prepared you for LGF.

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:51:13am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:51:30am

re: #248 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Edibles?

Good point. Just need to get to DC.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:53:05am
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:54:07am

re: #236 Jay C

You might want to edit #221 a bit, Joe: from the header, it sounds like it was Motel 6’s founder who made the “too Black” remark.

Hopefully, old Stan the Adman has his retirement fund well-financed.

Aw crap, the editing time expired…

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:55:17am

re: #260 🌹UOJB!

Aw crap, the editing time expired…

And just btw, can someone remind me just how long the LGF editing window stays open?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:56:40am

Llre: #249 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Good. Conspiracy theory culture is dangerous and YouTube has allowed it to spread. YT is great but this shit is ridiculous.

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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:56:49am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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plansbandc  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:57:51am

re: #256 garzooma

Indeed!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:58:38am

re: #149 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Inside that article. She needs to go. She needs to be held accountable, too.

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As someone who spent over 45 years in programming actuarial software systems, I can understand how Birx, who doesn’t develop software, could be frustrated by the limitations of existing systems and be persuaded by the siren song from an outside vendor that they can magically create a package that does everything she wants.

She never learned that the initial releases of any new software (let’s remember the 2010 ACA release that led to the calamitous GOP takeover of the House and the loss of Senate seats that year) are full of bugs and unforeseen limitations that can wreak havoc. Unfortunately given the urgent nature of the disaster we are living through, there isn’t time to implement all the corrections needed to get things working (assuming that the vendor has staff that can actually implement the changes and the system is sufficiently flexible to accommodate them— that’s not always true)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:02:42am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Republicans and Democrats have accused the social media companies of playing politics with their platforms: Silly rabbits, all they care about is money.

since the story flopped, they are going with the “liberal media manipulation” angle

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:05:21am

re: #261 Jay C

And just btw, can someone remind me just how long the LGF editing window stays open?

Pretty sure it’s ten minutes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:05:33am

You want to know why Biden is kicking ass and taking names? It’s because he’s not addicted to social media. 90% of comments you read on a Twitter or Facebook feed for a politician are bots, gifs, bad hot takes, & talking points. Facebook and Twitter have a place. But they’re not the place to run a campaign.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:05:36am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

This is why Trump and friends are just happy with an investigation getting reported or mentioned without worrying about any actual investigation being done. They know that the media will run with the mere rumor of a scandal involving the Democrats and not care about facts, accuracy, or the fact they are being conned since those results can be buried on page 6 weeks later when the political damage has been done and the eyeballs of the public are looking at something else. The gossip is profitable, so to hell with journalistic integrity.

Isn’t the reason behind this pathetic measure the fact that the Barr investigations have turned up nothing and so the Trump campaign doesn’t have the October surprise they were counting on? I still believe Barr is quite capable of doing what he did in 2019 and publishing a dishonest summary of the uncompleted Durham report, though this year early voting would diminish the impact of such a statement. And this year the MSM (Maggie excepted) would be far less gullible in supporting his words.

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plansbandc  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:07:05am
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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:08:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:08:55am

re: #269 Hecuba’s daughter

Nepotism is supposed to swing voters?

Coming from the most necrotically nepotistic family since the Borgias?

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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:09:03am

bwaaahaaaaa!

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:10:23am

re: #196 Egregious Philbin

I loved all those Infocom games, they still exist on the web, free, not sure where though. I was Commodore Vic 20, then 64, then a never ending stream of home built PC rigs. Every few years a new motherboard and processor. Always buying new stuff…just wish I could buy the Nvidia 3080 card…grrrr

*NPR announced voice*

“Funding for the acquisition and broadcast of ‘The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ on National Public Radio was provided by Infocom, makers of Planetfall and the Zork Trilogy. This is ‘NPR Playhouse.’”

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b_sharp  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:10:53am

Started with an Atari 800XL, went to an Atari ST then on to a 386 based clone. I was coding in C and Fortran in DOS when Windows was all the way up to version 2.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:10:58am

Twitter Gulag is a-bustin’ at the seams!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:12:14am
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TedStriker  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:12:24am

re: #267 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Pretty sure it’s ten minutes.

30, IIRC

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:12:34am

re: #274 A Three Hour Tour

*NPR announced voice*

“Funding for the acquisition and broadcast of ‘The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ on National Public Radio was provided by Infocom, makers of Planetfall and the Zork Trilogy. This is ‘NPR Playhouse.’”

I remember a friend from Denver sending us tapes of the Hitchhikers Guide not long after it was first broadcast.

They are still my favorite version: you get the quaint British voices and accents but get to make up the images in your own head, neither the TV nor the film version could ever do them justice.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:13:05am

Right wingers: I should be able to deny people service based off their sexuality.
Same people: But Twitter should let me spread bullshit stories.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:13:25am

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

Twitter Gulag is a-bustin’ at the seams!

Good thing I got out before the rif-raf arrived.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:15:28am

re: #280 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Right wingers: I should be able to deny people service based off their sexuality.
Same people: But Twitter should let me spread bullshit stories.

CONGRESS shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

a lot of people are ignorant of this or what this means, others cynically obtuse about it

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:16:33am

re: #278 TedStriker

30, IIRC

Well, there’s one way to find out…

See you in ten fifteen twenty twenty-five or 30 minutes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:16:48am

re: #282 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

CONGRESS shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

a lot of people are ignorant of this or what this means, others cynically obtuse about it

It’s the latter with the influencers and the former with their pawns.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:17:37am

re: #283 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Well, there’s one way to find out…

See you in ten or 30 minutes.

You have time travel?!!!!

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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:17:59am

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

Twitter Gulag is a-bustin’ at the seams!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:20:13am

re: #286 b.d. (Enough!)

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They should. There’s nothing that prevents Ted from briefing his constituents the old fashioned way by actually engaging with people rather than troll farms but then again he’d discover the truth which is that he’s as likable as pig shit and he only has his job because of people who will vote Republican no matter what.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:21:02am

re: #286 b.d. (Enough!)

“The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on,” Cruz says,

Private enterprise, fellow capitalists!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:22:24am

re: #288 jaunte

Private enterprise, fellow capitalists!

only if they can control it to their advantage

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A Mom Anon  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:22:32am

re: #286 b.d. (Enough!)

Anything to keep this bullshit up front. The damage is done, it is all over social media and being amplified by sitting Senators. It’s on the usual tv outlets and talk radio, so it’s out there and it’s become part of the wingnut trash pile. And we’re going to hear about it forever no matter how many times it’s proven to be utter shit.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:23:21am
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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:23:29am

re: #287 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They should. There’s nothing that prevents Ted from briefing his constituents the old fashioned way by actually engaging with people rather than troll farms but then again he’d discover the truth which is that he’s as likable as pig shit and he only has his job because of people who will vote Republican no matter what.

Twitter is the ideal model of a free market company that the GOP has been touting for decades. No one is entitled to a Twitter account, Jack could pull the switch on the whole deal in an hour.

You want it to be a public utility wingnuts? Do something to make it so or stfu.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:25:27am

re: #291 jaunte

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They’re too fucking online. And Jason’s gonna find that out the hard way when he has to file for unemployment and pay more ailmony money.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:25:46am

re: #257 Teukka

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Well, that only depends on whose side the penguins are on.

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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:26:21am

Facebook & Twitter can fold to Cruz and his type or but in a few months chances are that the folks that Cruz and his ilk want to target will be in charge.

Facebook & Twitter will be companies of principle on this one lol.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:26:43am

re: #292 b.d. (Enough!)

Twitter is the ideal model of a free market company that the GOP has been touting for decades. No one is entitled to a Twitter account, Jack could pull the switch on the whole deal in an hour.

You want it to be a public utility wingnuts? Do something to make it so or stfu.

They love the free market until it turns against them.

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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:26:50am

re: #294 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

Well, that only depends on whose side the penguins are on.

They’re authoritarian, everything is either black or white with them.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:26:59am

The longer Facebook and Twitter refuse to help forward this garbage the more these geniuses will think there’s something to it.

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William Lewis  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:28:11am

re: #294 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

Well, that only depends on whose side the penguins are on.

My son assures me that the Penguin Armed Forces are opposed to the Trump regime.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:28:16am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:28:35am

re: #288 jaunte

Private enterprise, fellow capitalists!

And as others have said here, it’s the fear among the social media tycoons that in a Biden administration, Elizabeth Warren is coming for them. So they are trying to prove that yes, indeed, they can be responsible citizens when they see the sword of Damocles hanging over them. That sense of responsibility will vanish if they escape any serious regulations; of course, even with real regulations, they could work again to re-elect GOP politicians who defang any regulatory body designed to help anyone who is not wealthy.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:28:41am

Oh fuck. When I backed up the files from my old PC I backed up the Documents folder and Web folder, but I forgot to back up the Pictures folder (which includes all the *.psd and *.ai files.

Shit.

Gotta reconnect the old PC now.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:28:58am

re: #277 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Can I suggest a date/time for the implosion? Say around noon on January 20?

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:29:01am

re: #298 jaunte

The longer Facebook and Twitter refuse to help forward this garbage the more these geniuses will think there’s something to it.

Now, will they ramp up the volume and outrage as they continue trying to get past the refusal?

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:29:57am

If I was working for me I would fire myself.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:30:00am

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

I remember a friend from Denver sending us tapes of the Hitchhikers Guide not long after it was first broadcast.

They are still my favorite version: you get the quaint British voices and accents but get to make up the images in your own head, neither the TV nor the film version could ever do them justice.

I recorded several episodes of the NPR wiring of the radio series off-air as a teen. When I got married, one of my gifts was a set of of off-air recordings of the original Radio Four broadcasts a British colleague of a college friend had made way back when.

Comparing the two, the NPR broadcasts were slightly edited, I think along the lines of the edits noted in the book compiling the radio scripts released ca. 1985 (and re-released ca. 1995), but it has been decades since I did the comparison.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:30:17am

re: #304 Teukka

I think we may be seeing some Jack and Zuck as lizard people memes.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:33:28am

This Hunter/Ukraine fail is shaping up to be the “Throbbing Memo” of 2020.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:33:30am

re: #290 A Mom Anon

Anything to keep this bullshit up front. The damage is done, it is all over social media and being amplified by sitting Senators. It’s on the usual tv outlets and talk radio, so it’s out there and it’s become part of the wingnut trash pile. And we’re going to hear about it forever no matter how many times it’s proven to be utter shit.

It’s going to change 0 minds in favor of Trump. And as quickly as actual non-pro Trump people refuted it, it might even backfire on Trump.

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CarolJ  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:34:58am

re: #180 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And when the press complains about Biden’s “lid” end of press stuff, they are also complaining about the lack of easily covered events like rallies where all they have to do is mingle with the crowd. And the Biden campaign is also finding just how much a waste of money most of them are anyway. Just the cost of reserving venues and setup must be staggering at times, let alone the cost in staff time and salaries in setting them up and taking them down.

I don’t doubt that after corona, rallies will make some kind of return. But there won’t be as many. You can reach more people online safely and more cheaply anyway with all of the bells and whistles of a show.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:35:17am

re: #305 The Pie Overlord!

If I was working for me I would fire myself.

I guess it’s good you didn’t hire yourself.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:36:02am
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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:36:04am

Republicans haven’t been this p*ssed since they changed the shape of the lightbulb or made companies start putting stickers on pieces of fruit!

Outrage!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:36:16am

In which Scott Adams literally ‘pwns’ himself, and apparently is none the wiser

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:37:35am

Llre: #310 CarolJ

And when the press complains about Biden’s “lid” end of press stuff, they are also complaining about the lack of easily covered events like rallies where all they have to do is mingle with the crowd. And the Biden campaign is also finding just how much a waste of money most of them are anyway. Just the cost of reserving venues and setup must be staggering at times, let alone the cost in staff time and salaries in setting them up and taking them down.

I don’t doubt that after corona, rallies will make some kind of return. But there won’t be as many. You can reach more people online safely and more cheaply anyway with all of the bells and whistles of a show.

Nailed it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:41:58am

re: #310 CarolJ

And when the press complains about Biden’s “lid” end of press stuff, they are also complaining about the lack of easily covered events like rallies where all they have to do is mingle with the crowd. And the Biden campaign is also finding just how much a waste of money most of them are anyway. Just the cost of reserving venues and setup must be staggering at times, let alone the cost in staff time and salaries in setting them up and taking them down.

I don’t doubt that after corona, rallies will make some kind of return. But there won’t be as many. You can reach more people online safely and more cheaply anyway with all of the bells and whistles of a show.

That may be true but a good friend from Wisconsin was ranting yesterday how Biden’s failure to show up in Wisconsin to accept the nomination really hurt him with voters there; she was pleased with his (and Kamala’s) subsequent trips, but reiterated that Wisconsin voters interpreted his change in venue as a lack of respect for their state. Little things like that do matter especially to older voters who are not as wired as we are.

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plansbandc  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:42:48am

This is thoroughly unsafe for work, but I sure do like it a lot.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:43:05am

re: #166 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Interesting thread and article. What it boils down to is that Parscale’s reelection campaign for Trump from the beginning was to use social media to activate politically apathetic non-college educated whites through interests that connected them to similar voters such as hunting, NASCAR, etc. So Trump’s primary hope for reelection is that the polls are wrong because they are missing people who don’t fit the likely voter profiles in their models since they weren’t registered and didn’t vote in the past. And there has been a recent GOP registration edge in battleground states. Pinning your hopes on nonvoters is a risky strategy, but when Trump is your candidate, its the only one you’ve got; because all the voters have already made their minds up.

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Rachel’s points are salient.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:43:17am

You can almost envision the strategy meetings around the “October surprise” and how they would coordinate to blow it up on FB and Twitter. That’s why they’re pissed off: “we had a plan to get this misinformation out and now we’ve been thwarted! You have to let us spread disinformation! That was our plan!”

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wrenchwench  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:44:18am

re: #305 The Pie Overlord!

If I was working for me I would fire myself.

Ooh, then you could sue yourself! Who can get better representation?

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:45:06am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:48:08am

re: #321 jaunte

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And she’s entitled to her opinions but her religious beliefs are pushing what she feels about secular and decided law. They can’t ever come up with a constitutional reason to find fault with legal abortion so they use their religious beliefs. And you know what? I might accept that if these weren’t the same hacks that love to tell us that they’re against “legislating from the bench.”

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:49:44am

re: #319 Barefoot Grin

You can almost envision the strategy meetings around the “October surprise” and how they would coordinate to blow it up on FB and Twitter. That’s why they’re pissed off: “we had a plan to get this misinformation out and now we’ve been thwarted! You have to let us spread disinformation! That was our plan!”

And their Plan B seems to be to try to gin up “outrage” over being thwarted, hoping that will become THE story.
And Plan C, of course, is a variation of LBJ’s old “pigfucking” strategy: desperately trying to have to “make them deny it”…..

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:50:50am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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a subpoena…
that’s cute

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:51:26am

re: #324 dangerman

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a subpoena…
that’s cute

This is so fucking rich.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:51:28am

If only the GOP cared as much about Coronavirus as they do about Facebook and Twitter blocking their posts.

/

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NetworkKed  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:51:51am

I’m going to throw out a wild theory here:

So yesterday morning I saw a chart showing something like 20k shares/relinks/whatever for the Hunter Biden smear on Facebook (I don’t Facebook, I don’t know the terms) and only a small number on Twitter and some other social media services. This was early morning, before Twitter rather obviously started blocking it, so the obvious reading was that someone botted an amplified distribution on Facebook.

So… what if that was tried on Twitter too - and their monitoring of obvious russian bots saw that this was getting a too-well-timed push there as well, and their recently-more-aggressive moderation team just said “nope” to the whole thing. Then took the link to the exec team, said “here’s the russian spam of the day” and they did a cursory look at its provenance and decided to treat it with the respect it deserves.

That’s what realistic, responsible wide social media moderation can look like. NO ONE IS READING ALL THE MESSAGES - no company can afford to do that. But they can see large trends coming and quickly apply wide filters if given the authority to do so.

Twitter takes a lot of shit, and there are people gaming its system on both sides, but generally speaking I’ve felt they’ve acted responsibly. Facebook has been in bed with the right by comparison, Youtube has an algorithm problem.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:51:57am

re: #323 Jay C

And their Plan B seems to be to try to gin up “outrage” over being thwarted, hoping that will become THE story.
And Plan C, of course, is a variation of LBJ’s old “pigfucking” strategy: desperately trying to have to “make them deny it”…..

Yes, some BS about Biden Ukraine Scandal let’s get it trending right now on twitter. The big “win” is that they finally got enough retweets to get it trending. Not that there is any actual scandal.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:52:48am

re: #326 Eclectic Cyborg

If only the GOP cared as much about Coronavirus as they do about Facebook and Twitter blocking their posts.

/

Cruz craes more about some bot farm cheering him on than he does about our planet getting through this pandemic and his actions time and time again prove that right. He’s got no principles even the really awful ones he pretends to have.

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b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:54:12am

re: #324 dangerman

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a subpoena…
that’s cute

GOP suddenly caring about election interference is what warms my cockles

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:54:49am

re: #312 jaunte

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and the reverse….
knowingly allowing such stories could be viewed as….what’s the word im looking for?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:56:16am
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:57:26am

Also rich when, if you consider the right to vote a form of free speech, they are actively working to suppress the free speech of millions of voters.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:00:39am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:01:58am

re: #322 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And she’s entitled to her opinions but her religious beliefs are pushing what she feels about secular and decided law. They can’t ever come up with a constitutional reason to find fault with legal abortion so they use their religious beliefs. And you know what? I might accept that if these weren’t the same hacks that love to tell us that they’re against “legislating from the bench.”

Of course, one could argue “Roe vs Wade” was legislating from the bench — as well as a host of other decisions such as Brown vs. Board of Education or Loving vs State of Virginia.

Barrett made clear that she doesn’t believe climate change is real; she has proved herself over and over again to be nothing more than a GOP apparatchik, excelling at repeating the party line. She likely believes in evolution since that doesn’t violate her religion, but who knows?

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:05:07am

re: #318 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So Trump’s primary hope for reelection is that the polls are wrong because they are missing people who don’t fit the likely voter profiles in their models since they weren’t registered and didn’t vote in the past.
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electoral-vote.com this AM - “How Polling Has Changed since 2016”
- just some salient clips pointing out that “the polls” are likely not wrong; they are not all missing this same contingent of people

…pollsters are being much more careful this time…

To start with, just about every pollster is now weighting for education in order to have the right number of noncollege whites in the weighted sample. …

Some pollsters, including Pew and Ipsos, are now weighting education within racial groups…

…paying more attention to geography. He wants to be sure he has the right number of urban, suburban, and rural voters in his samples….careful not to undersample rural areas.

…in states that register voters by party and publish the party registration is that the pollster can more accurately get whatever percentage of Democrats, Republicans, and independents it wants.

Another change is far more calls are being made to cell phones….

Some pollsters, including Cygnal, PPP, Emerson College, and SurveyUSA are conducting polls by text message. …men and people in urban areas prefer answering polls by text rather than by phone, so the response rates go up when using texts.

On the plus side, in 2016, most of the undecideds voted for Trump. The polls couldn’t and didn’t take that into account. This year the number of undecideds is under 5% and may be even smaller by Election Day, so that factor is minimized….

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:05:31am

re: #241 Teukka

It has arrived !

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*chuckles maniacally*

Unfortunately only as useful as the group allows it to be.

(Said as a past parliamentarian and local constitution expert for a fraternity chapter. If the membership doesn’t have the integrity and character to enforce the rules, or willingness to not backup an executive that abuses the rules, then they are meaningless words on paper.)

338
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:05:41am

re: #332 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I’m waiting for their outrage next spring when Biden throws out the first pitch of the baseball season wearing a Phillies hat.

339
dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:07:40am

re: #334 Shropshire Slasher

This will give you the Heebie Jeebies:

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why’s that guy wearing a mask? //

340
Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:10:13am

re: #339 dangerman

why’s that guy wearing a mask? //

Because yellowjackets basically are assholes with wings… (Not ///)

341
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:11:12am
342
Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:11:13am

re: #340 Teukka

Because yellowjackets basically are assholes with wings… (Not ///)

That’s a hoax perpetuated by the Big Bee Council.

343
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:13:29am

re: #341 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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It’s not that bad here but I hear sirens every night. I am close to a hospital granted but makes me wonder. Trump needs to be charged with reckless criminal endangerment and be sent away for the rest of his miserable life in prison.

344
dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:16:22am

re: #335 Hecuba’s daughter

Of course, one could argue “Roe vs Wade” was legislating from the bench — as well as a host of other decisions such as Brown vs. Board of Education or Loving vs State of Virginia.

Barrett made clear that she doesn’t believe climate change is real; she has proved herself over and over again to be nothing more than a GOP apparatchik, excelling at repeating the party line. She likely believes in evolution since that doesn’t violate her religion, but who knows?

i know im in a minority - i dont see those cases as legislating from the bench so much as recognizing human immutable truths.

i see them as recognizing that human rights do in fact exist and are intrinsic, though their exercise may have been repressed by others. No one is ‘granted’ extra or new human rights.

What happens is the courts stop government(s) from continuing to repress natural rights. They are allowing people to exercise rights they always had though were unable to exercise because they were actively repressed, or in many cases went unquestioned/unrecognized until they became ripe/salient/obvious.

the civil rights act didnt grant new rights. those rights were always there.

imo same with Loving, Griswold, Roe, etc

345
The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:16:36am
346
retired cynic  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:17:18am

Trump again upends stimulus strategy, complaining Mnuchin hasn’t ‘come home with the bacon’
McConnell, meanwhile, rejects the president’s call to ‘Go big or go home’ as he prepares to try to advance slimmed-down bill, edited to add: WaPo

President Trump called Thursday for even more stimulus spending than the $1.8 trillion proposed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in his talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, injecting yet more chaos into the unruly negotiations as the election nears.
“I would take more. I would go higher,” Trump said in an interview on Fox Business Network, repeating his directive from earlier in the week to “Go big or go home!!!
Trump said he’s communicated his views to Mnuchin.
“I’ve told him. So far he hasn’t come home with the bacon,” the president said.
Trump’s latest comments illustrate the fluid and disorganized state of affairs in the stimulus talks at a time when the economic recovery appears to be stalling less than three weeks from the election.

Amid the dissonant messages, Mnuchin appeared to be moving in Pelosi’s direction in their ongoing talks. He said Thursday that the administration was basically prepared to accept language Pelosi has insisted on to establish a national coronavirus testing strategy.
“When I speak to Pelosi today, I’m going to tell her that we’re not going to let the testing issue stand in the way. That we’ll fundamentally agree with their testing language, subject to minor issues,” Mnuchin said on CNBC. “This issue is being overblown.”
It was not immediately clear, however, what if anything was being agreed to. Mnuchin and Pelosi had yet to speak, and a Pelosi spokesman said they had not yet heard specifics from the Treasury secretary on what he was agreeing to.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:18:34am

re: #291 jaunte

Guys I think the moves by Facebook and Twitter to censor this story will backfire.

so the big issue is “censorship”

how about “content management”?

348
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:18:52am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

Motel 6 fires agency after founder describes ad campaign as ‘too Black’

Home Depot is also ending its relationship following Stan Richards’ remarks

Motel 6, a longtime client of The Richards Group, has abruptly ended its relationship with the Dallas-based independent agency. The firing comes days after the agency’s 88-year-old founder, Stan Richards, referred to a campaign idea for the brand as “too Black” during an internal meeting that the client did not participate in.

Richards also insinuated that some of Motel 6’s customers are white supremacists, according to a person familiar with the matter.

In a statement to Adweek, Motel 6 said it is “outraged by the statements made about Motel 6 and our customers by a member of The Richards Group during one of its internal meetings. The comments were not only completely inaccurate, they are also in direct opposition of our values and beliefs as an organization.”

Motel 6 will keep the lights on for you…

adweek.com

The motel 6 that gave ICE info on its guests? That motel 6?

349
BigPapa  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:21:59am

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

Nice. I’ve been getting my salad on lately. Sometimes ya just need some roughage.

350
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:22:06am

re: #348 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The motel 6 that gave ICE info on its guests? That motel 6?

Misleading language — it was the ad agency founder who made that outrageous remark, not Motel 6, who then fired the agency.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:22:44am

re: #319 Barefoot Grin

You can almost envision the strategy meetings around the “October surprise” and how they would coordinate to blow it up on FB and Twitter. That’s why they’re pissed off: “we had a plan to get this misinformation out and now we’ve been thwarted! You have to let us spread disinformation! That was our plan!”

They figured that it would take at least four weeks for this story to finally be discredited & debunked and go away, hence the timing…

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dangerman  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:23:28am

re: #340 Teukka

Because yellowjackets basically are assholes with wings… (Not ///)

and they’re visible

after all covid is an asshole without wings….

353
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:24:42am

re: #328 Barefoot Grin

Yes, some BS about Biden Ukraine Scandal let’s get it trending right now on twitter. The big “win” is that they finally got enough retweets to get it trending. Not that there is any actual scandal.

Because in the New Media Reality, all that matters is the number of retweets or likes or the TV ratings…

354
TedStriker  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:25:00am

re: #334 Shropshire Slasher

This will give you the Heebie Jeebies:

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:25:15am

re: #352 dangerman

and they’re visible

after all covid is an asshole without wings….

It’s an asshole with crowns (coronavirus)…

356
retired cynic  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:25:23am

357
Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:25:45am

Kos has a diary up about the whole “Fight like we’re ten points down” nonsense (which he’s against), and posted this challenge:

So here’s a test—are you motivated by Democrats leading the Maine Senate race by five points, or losing the Kansas Senate race by five points? Which one gets you more excited to donate and volunteer?

If you say “losing by five points,” you are lying. Because we can see how Maine’s Sara Gideon has raised more money and generated far more national excitement than Kansas’ Barbara Bollier. That doesn’t mean that we can’t win the Kansas race! It doesn’t mean we aren’t fighting for it! But which one gets people more excited? Time and time again, it’ll be the race in which we’re leading (or tied).

Conservatives know this, which is why they have a media machine to feed them sweet, sweet reassuring lies, which is why Trump screams about “fake news” and “fake polls,” and why conservative bunk polling outfits like Rasmussen and Gravis exist. They create an alternate reality in which they’re always winning, because even hints of losing demobilize base participation.

In 2010, Democratic chances plummeted the more we realized we were losing. There wasn’t any “oh, we’re losing by 10, I’m so fired up!” Nah, people said “fuck it” and walked away from politics. And we got saddled with a decade of Republican gerrymanders at the federal and state levels, and the voter suppressive legislation that cost us the 2016 election.

Don’t tell people we’re losing, or to pretend that we’re losing, because you’re hurting the cause.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:26:52am

re: #348 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The motel 6 that gave ICE info on its guests? That motel 6?

re: #350 Hecuba’s daughter

Misleading language — it was the ad agency founder who made that outrageous remark, not Motel 6, who then fired the agency.

Or are you commenting that Motel 6 may indeed harbor racist views, even though they are pretending they don’t?

359
Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:27:55am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:29:34am

re: #357 Belafon

Kos has a diary up about the whole “Fight like we’re ten points down” nonsense (which he’s against), and posted this challenge:

About time someone said it. It is nonsense and it feeds the whole Biden and Democrats have no enthusiasm bs narrative. I don’t think people realize how historically unpopular this clusterfuck of a President is both personally and as President.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:30:42am

re: #359 Belafon

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Awesome move on her part. If she ever wants higher office, people will remember that Rep Porter was a team player.

362
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:31:51am

If the Dems take over the Senate and Biden wins the WH, will we get a stimulus bill at the end of January?

363
BigPapa  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:32:18am

I think McGrath should consider sharing some of her huge cash hauls. She’s not going to beat Mitch.

364
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:34:02am

re: #363 BigPapa

I think McGrath should consider sharing some of her huge cash hauls. She’s not going to beat Mitch.

Agree or at least on building Democratic infrastructure in Kentucky.

365
NetworkKed  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:34:34am

re: #362 Eclectic Cyborg

If the Dems take over the Senate and Biden wins the WH, will we get a stimulus bill at the end of January?

If the Dems take the Senate and Biden wins the WH, the bill should be signed the day after he takes office.

366
Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:35:26am

re: #357 Belafon

2 points.

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BigPapa  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:35:38am

re: #364 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh yes. The battle may be pre-ordained but not the war. Mitch might retire soon too.

368
retired cynic  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:35:53am

Six post-Trump reforms to help protect the rule of law, Opinion by Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, WaPo

Bob Bauer, the White House counsel from 2009 to 2011, is a professor at New York University Law School on leave this fall to work as a senior adviser on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Jack Goldsmith, a professor at Harvard Law School and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, was head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2003 to 2004. They co-authored the book “After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency.”

1. The next administration will immediately face the fraught question of whether and how to investigate and, if warranted, prosecute possible crimes Trump committed while in office. If such an investigation of an ex-president occurs, it should take place pursuant to a transparent process supervised by the attorney general. The investigation and prosecution should be conducted by a special counsel. A former president seeking clemency should have to apply for it, and the application should not be considered until any charges have been filed. The process should include analysis by the attorney general and consultation with Congress.

2. Clarify statutes on how obstruction of justice applies to the president.

3. Reform the pardon power: specifically Bribery (see Roger Stone).

4. Reform special counsel regulations: limits on authority to collect information; ensure reports are publicly reported.

5. Justice Dept. needs reform of internal rules “to clarify obstruction-of-justice statutes apply” to partisan actions.

6. Justice Dept. needs reform of rules such as the Durham investigation: should be done by independent IG rather than in house. If crimes are discovered, they should be pursued by a special counsel.

All of these struck me as healthy steps!

369
Florida Panhandler  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:37:26am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:37:57am

re: #367 BigPapa

Oh yes. The battle may be pre-ordained but not the war. Mitch might retire soon too.

Gonna need to take on Luap Dran next fall and re-elect Beshear and get him more Dems in the legislature too. Sorry Fall 2022 and 23.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:39:55am

Today’s episode of Stupid Trek

NSFW ALERT!

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:40:03am

re: #369 Florida Panhandler

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Change it to “Make America Russia Soon” so it can be abbreviated to MARS.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:40:31am

re: #371 🌹UOJB!

Today’s episode of Stupid Trek

NSFW ALERT!

[Embedded content]

xcqy2yKi4jYHyBeyYhkT4BWRzJ/bnw5RUDGOGl2dufrYl0xJe8qidg==

374
Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:41:57am

re: #366 Decatur Deb

2 points.

At this point, with over a half a billion dollars thrown at Biden, plus all the money going to other candidates, 2 points down is depressing as well. We’re reaching the stage where the only applicable sport is hockey.

375
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:42:47am

re: #360 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

About time someone said it. It is nonsense and it feeds the whole Biden and Democrats have no enthusiasm bs narrative. I don’t think people realize how historically unpopular this clusterfuck of a President is both personally and as President.

Remember the Strong Horse Theory? People back the candidate and team that acts and appears stronger. Pretending that we’re ten, fifteen, twenty, fifty points behind demoralizes the team, undermines confidence, and often has the effect of psyching oneself out of victory.

376
garzooma  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:42:55am

re: #368 retired cynic

Six post-Trump reforms to help protect the rule of law, Opinion by Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, WaPo

2. Clarify statutes on how obstruction of justice applies to the president.

3. Reform the pardon power: specifically Bribery (see Roger Stone).

4. Reform special counsel regulations: limits on authority to collect information; ensure reports are publicly reported.

5. Justice Dept. needs reform of internal rules “to clarify obstruction-of-justice statutes apply” to partisan actions.

6. Justice Dept. needs reform of rules such as the Durham investigation: should be done by independent IG rather than in house. If crimes are discovered, they should be pursued by a special counsel.

All of these struck me as healthy steps!

I’d add something about abuse of power. Apparently there’s no legislation directly aimed at abuses like BridgeGate. The prosecution had to rely on legislation directed at financial fraud (i.e. stealing money), which was never a good fit. There needs to be something directly targeting abuse of power for political purposes, which is the modern Putin-esque authoritarian tool.

377
Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:44:30am

Nate Pollyanna Silver gives my Senator 1 chance in 4 of surviving, and Trump 98 chances out of 100 to win my state. I’m a freaking optimist at 2 points. That’s why I’ve got the 4-6 PM shift again today at the VR table.

378
🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:44:33am

OK, What famous North Carolina Pastor DID THAT DIRTY DEED?

Could it be…FRANKY GRAHAM CRACKER???????

379
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:44:38am

re: #362 Eclectic Cyborg

If the Dems take over the Senate and Biden wins the WH, will we get a stimulus bill at the end of January?

as soon as possible, yes. but by then the Stock Market will have crashed, and Biden will have to choose between tossing more billions in to prop it up or letting it recover on its own accord…either way will be an impossibly tough call

380
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:47:01am

re: #375 A Three Hour Tour

Remember the Strong Horse Theory? People back the candidate and team that acts and appears stronger. Pretending that we’re ten, fifteen, twenty, fifty points behind demoralizes the team, undermines confidence, and often has the effect of psyching oneself out of victory.

I’ve never heard it before but it checks out. I know it’s hope for the best/prepare for the worst but it certainly is demoralizing and it makes it hard to create enthusiasm when we could be looking at the biggest presidential win for a Democratic presidential nominee since LBJ but you’d never know it because people are chicken littles after 2016 while ignoring gains in the years since. I get 2016 trauma. I still have it myself but I’m also encouraged that the country is going to send Trump home to wait for many days in court.

381
Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:47:36am

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

as soon as possible, yes. but by then the Stock Market will have crashed, and Biden will have to choose between tossing more billions in to prop it up or letting it recover on its own accord…either way will be an impossibly tough call

If, on January 3rd, when Congress convenes, the House and Senate start passing bills, when do they have to be sent to the White House? Could they pass a stimulus on the 4th, and hold onto it until Biden is sworn in? I mean, they could pass it out of one, and then wait until the 21st to pass it out of the other, but that would give too many people time to delay it.

382
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:57:53am

re: #371 🌹UOJB!

Today’s episode of Stupid Trek

NSFW ALERT!

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383
BeachDem  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:01:29am

And speaking of statements that are so full of shit they should be printed on brown paper…

384
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:03:18am

This makes no fucking sense. If both town halls are on at the same time, the candidates CAN’T by definition have access to the same audience.

385
Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:04:57am

re: #381 Belafon

If, on January 3rd, when Congress convenes, the House and Senate start passing bills, when do they have to be sent to the White House? Could they pass a stimulus on the 4th, and hold onto it until Biden is sworn in? I mean, they could pass it out of one, and then wait until the 21st to pass it out of the other, but that would give too many people time to delay it.

I’d guess that if the 117th Congress (both Dem-controlled Houses) are going to pass a stimulus bill at all, they’ll get the details worked out and finalized, and ready to send to the President ASAP. If that President is still Trump, he’d probably be likely to veto it just out of spite, so I imagine that (unfortunately) we are going to have to wait til 1/21.

BTW, is there a special term applicable to a Congressional session like the one we will have in 2021 (and had in 2017) where there is a brief “interregnum” between the start of a new Congress (Monday 1/4 next year), and the swearing-in of a new President/Administration?
The opposite of “lame-duck”??

386
sagehen  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:05:25am

re: #365 NetworkKed

If the Dems take the Senate and Biden wins the WH, the bill should be signed the day after he takes office.

Also… Dems should announce in November that landlords who don’t evict anybody, the Dem stimulus bill will cover those tenants getting caught up on their rent. Landlords who do evict people, so sorry but you’ll have to eat the shortfalls yourself.

387
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:05:27am
388
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:07:12am

I don’t understand why the new congress is sworn in almost three weeks BEFORE a new President would be. Would it not make sense for these things to occur much closer to one another?

389
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:10:30am
390
b.d.  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:10:45am

re: #388 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t understand why the new congress is sworn in almost three weeks BEFORE a new President would be. Would it not make sense for these things to occur much closer to one another?

You want Congress committees to be up and running in time for confirmation hearings, it would also be nice for a new POTUS to already have some sweet legislation sitting on his desk……just saying…

391
TarHellion  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:11:58am

re: #388 Eclectic Cyborg

It used to be worse. Up until FDR’s second term, presidents were not sworn in until March 4. That gave Congress a head start on legislation while also holding up the incoming cabinet. That’s why presidents were often regarded as merely chief clerks until the 20th century.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:12:34am

re: #389 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I wish someone there would have the balls to pull the plug on this after this incident.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:12:55am
394
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:14:09am

Llre: #393 Dread Pirate Ron

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Yeah but Hunter Biden’s emails.//

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:27:44am

re: #393 Dread Pirate Ron

Republicans. Say the word Republicans.

396
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:36:11am

re: #394 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ll

Yeah but Hunter’s Biden’s emails.//

There ya go, FTFY
Now much easier to use

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:38:57am

re: #388 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t understand why the new congress is sworn in almost three weeks BEFORE a new President would be. Would it not make sense for these things to occur much closer to one another?

Historically, they are a lot closer than they used to be: until the 1930s, Election Day was early November, Inauguration Day was March 4, and Congress usually didn’t formally meet until December (!).

398
Axolotl  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:40:16am

re: #70 William Lewis

The AS400 were neat machines, technically. I’m glad I never had to admin one for work but I’d love to play with one. Token ring, now that brings back nightmares… not even scsi bus issues could need as many sacrifices and dark rituals to get working right.

AS 400s are still in use at my old company.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Oct 15, 2020 • 12:03:15pm

re: #275 b_sharp

Started with an Atari 800XL, went to an Atari ST then on to a 386 based clone. I was coding in C and Fortran in DOS when Windows was all the way up to version 2.

Started with TRS-80 with 4K of RAM, then to an Apple IIc, then to the MCS system (primitive DTP), then to a PC-AT, then Coyote, then finally to a Zeos 386-25 that I installed a SoundBlaster and a 24/96 modem to connect to Prodigy and CompuServe.

… and there my troubles began …


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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
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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
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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 ...
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(49) Mandolin Orange - Unknown Legend (Neil Young Cover)Echo Mountain stream. July 24th, 2020.
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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
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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 ...
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