The Bob Cesca Podcast: Heat Seeking Democracy Missile

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Heat Seeking Democracy Missile — [Explicit Content] Trump’s awkward dancing; Twitter suspended Kayleigh McEnany and Team Trump; The bogus New York Post article; “Burmecia”; NBC News betting on Trump for the ratings win; The Barrett hearings continue; Amy Coney Barrett couldn’t remember the freedoms in the First Amendment; Lindsey Graham broke the law today on television; Bill Barr and the unmasking probe; Jody’s awesome Amy Coney Barrett impression; David “TRex” Ferguson and Jody Hamilton are here; With music by Freekbass and Nick Lutsko; and more!

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:08:00pm

Anyone need another reason to Get Out The Vote?

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:09:53pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:10:27pm

Now 38.

Pete could reasonably be President in the 2050s, but I hope it won’t take that long.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:11:02pm
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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:11:42pm
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:12:15pm
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retired cynic  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:14:39pm

re: #6 Belafon

THAT is a perfectly written tweet. Not a syllable too much.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:14:45pm
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:16:32pm

“Don’t stop at this planet, it looks dangerous.”

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William Lewis  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:18:06pm

Oh. My.

This democracy missile reminded me of the Urban Guerillas LP “Attack of the Pink Heat Seeking Moisture Missiles”.

(Their other albums were “Darwin’s Theory of Pelvic Revolution” and “Armenian Heatwave Dance Party”, so that should tell you a bit about my all time favorite never made it band.)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:19:22pm

Oops. CL’d.

Any Trump cultist trying to push the Hunter bullshit gets this and only this as a reply:

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:21:33pm
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:25:06pm

I dont have VIOS, but many software apps are the same way:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:26:57pm

re: #11 GlutenFreeJesus

Oops. CL’d.

Any Trump cultist trying to push the Hunter bullshit gets this and only this as a reply:

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Apparently Rudy is now under investigation by the FBI. Glad that Wray is the Director and not some drooling Trump sycophant. And Barr couldn’t even find a prosecutor to write a political hit job report on “Obamagate.”

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William Lewis  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:29:20pm

re: #13 Belafon

I dont have VIOS, but many software apps are the same way:

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Could be Google - never update anything unless you can break it and make it worse simultaneously.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:33:05pm
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:33:53pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:34:53pm

re: #16 Belafon

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It’s dangerous too.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:40:27pm

re: #16 Belafon

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Yet the explanation is simple: Obama was dunking on Donny at the WHCA dinner the same night OBL was having his brains splattered, knew the operation was underway as he was making fun of Hair Furor, and then “spiked the football” once it was all over.

So Trump is signing onto the conspiracy theory because he hates Obama with a fiery passion hotter than the Big Bang.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:42:51pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:43:21pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

Yet the explanation is simple: Obama was dunking on Donny at the WHCA dinner the same night OBL was having his brains splattered, knew the operation was underway as he was making fun of Hair Furor, and then “spiked the football” once it was all over.

So Trump is signing onto the conspiracy theory because he hates Obama with a fiery passion hotter than the Big Bang.

I guess the November Surprise will be Trump shooting James O’Keefe in a Bin Laden mask and trying to take the credit. I sort of jest but I don’t even fucking know anymore with this guy. I must admit that I did not have him agreeing with a stupid conspiracy theory like that. We have a conspiracy theorist in the WH.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:43:27pm

This people live in an alternate reality. CrookedJoeBiden is trending. Why?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:44:11pm

re: #20 jaunte

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The President didn’t poop his diapie, stop for ice cream on the way home from the debate! //

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:45:04pm

re: #20 jaunte

”’[Trump] didn’t spend the whole time yelling, he didn’t piss himself… so this was as best as we could have hoped for,’ said one Trump campaign adviser. ‘After the last debate, that is an improvement.’”

So….that Trump campaign adviser is saying that Trump lost control of his bladder during the last debate. LOL

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:45:25pm

re: #22 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This people live in an alternate reality. CrookedJoeBiden is trending. Why?

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Because they live in an echo chamber. They’re the ones who live in and seek out safe spaces. They don’t live in reality because they’re on Twitter all the time and believe their own hype.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:46:19pm

re: #24 Dr Lizardo

Leaks reveal Trump campaign fluidity.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:47:41pm

re: #22 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This people live in an alternate reality. CrookedJoeBiden is trending. Why?

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teleskiguy  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:49:16pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:53:31pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:54:25pm

re: #27 Targetpractice

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Seriously, reusing the same lame nickname they had on Clinton. They’re losing the narrative like crazy and we still have three weeks left. This could fall out even worse for Trump. Truth is we don’t know his true bottom guys. The more absurd this gets. The more I believe in an epic landslide like we haven’t seen in a long time is in the cards.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:54:32pm

re: #5 jaunte

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Wow.
Good for Dr. Al!
Maybe it was my $25 that pushed him into the lead!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:54:44pm

re: #29 teleskiguy

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He’s such a spiteful bastard.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:57:32pm

re: #28 teleskiguy

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I see they learned from Hendrix himself.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 8:59:50pm

You can just taste the bitterness through the screen:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:00:05pm

re: #31 Jay C

Wow.
Good for Dr. Al!
Maybe it was my $25 that pushed him into the lead!

There’s always a couple that come completely out of nowhere. From what I read about Dr. Al, it seems like he fits that.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:01:56pm

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There’s always a couple that come completely out of nowhere. From what I read about Dr. Al, it seems like he fits that.

Also, Alaska.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:02:11pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

You can just taste the bitterness through the screen:

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Oh, yes, so likable of him to sign off on a stupid conspiracy theory that belittles the courage of the men of Seal Team Six. You know what Laura, go ahead, please proceed in continuing to push Trump as a prophet and I’m going to enjoy your face when your party can no longer get away with portraying itself as the party of patriotism because you pushed the most unpatriotic, self serving asshole ever to be President.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:02:21pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:03:07pm

re: #36 Jay C

Also, Alaska.

Yeah he fits like a glove. I was just looking at his story. Cool guy. He’ll definitely add an unique perspective to the Senate given his background.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:04:08pm

re: #30 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Seriously, reusing the same lame nickname they had on Clinton. They’re losing the narrative like crazy and we still have three weeks left. This could fall out even worse for Trump. Truth is we don’t know his true bottom guys. The more absurd this gets. The more I believe in an epic landslide like we haven’t seen in a long time is in the cards.

Sure doesn’t hurt that Democrats are voting early and locking in our votes, while Republicans are waiting for November and could yet decide to flip or just stay home.

Remind me which party it is whose voters will crawl over broken glass to get their votes in this year?

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:05:57pm
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Interesting Times  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:06:56pm

Paging Decatur Deb:

(or will this only make him more popular for having something else in common with trump?)

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:07:57pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:08:32pm

re: #40 i(m)p(each)sos

Sure doesn’t hurt that Democrats are voting early and locking in our votes, while Republicans are waiting for November and could yet decide to flip or just stay home.

Remind me which party it is whose voters will crawl over broken glass to get their votes in this year?

Exactly. I seldom ever see Trump stress the importance of voting. His whole schtick is resentment after resentment. I wonder how much he’ll gut himself by continuing only to appeal to his Twitter feed. That’s what he’s doing at this point. He’s not even really appealing to his base anymore.

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makeitstop  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:09:10pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:09:10pm

re: #43 jaunte

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Jesus fucking Christ.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:17:01pm

I’m trying to find a British bookie who will give odds on Trump fleeing the country before the inauguration.

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William Lewis  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:22:44pm

re: #43 jaunte

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It was already an article of faith with the Wingnuts. No real harm done in that sense.

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Interesting Times  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:23:53pm

re: #43 jaunte

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Yeah…I really, really hate the way that lie of his is being handled. I’ve talked a fair bit about the crucial importance of framing and avoiding the Familiarity Backfire Effect by NOT repeating falsehoods (even - or perhaps especially - when trying to refute them).

Consider the following statement: it isn’t true that purple bacterial lifeforms have been found on Mars.

Repeat the above often enough, and what are people most likely to remember? The purple bacterial lifeforms on Mars part, of course. In other words, the more you repeat a lie, the more familiar and thus believable it becomes.

So instead of repeating trump’s garbage about masks, or coming up with the almost-as-lame comeback of “that’s not what the study said”, here’s what the media (such as we’re stuck with) ought to be doing:

1) Repeat actual facts about masks, preferably short and memorable (e.g. about the COVID-positive hairstylists in Missouri who infected NONE of their 140 clients since they all wore masks).

2) Say what the study trump is lying about actually concluded (which I still don’t know! Because all people are doing is repeating trump’s lie!)

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:24:10pm

So, realistically, what did NBC gain tonight? Slightly better ratings than ABC because people would rather tune in to watch a trainwreck than a friendly chat with grandpa?

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teleskiguy  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:25:54pm

Spready Krueger is retweeting random low-follower-count Twitter accounts.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:29:47pm

re: #50 Targetpractice

So, realistically, what did NBC gain tonight? Slightly better ratings than ABC because people would rather tune in to watch a trainwreck than a friendly chat with grandpa?

Probably not much more: outside of an actual “bothsides!” coup: seems like half the audience is pissed at Savannah Guthrie for being too hard on Trump; the other for her going too easy…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:31:33pm

Regarding California… fires are a direct result of dryness and heat.

Trump of course plays these fires for all their worth, as the ugly side show that he is and to the marks which feed his ego.

Video released today from NWS San Diego:

Climate update and 2020-21 winter outlook - NWS San Diego

..

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:31:45pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:32:00pm

Tonight’s episode of Star Trek must have been filmed in Iceland.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:32:03pm

re: #52 Jay C

Probably not much more: outside of an actual “bothsides!” coup: seems like half the audience is pissed at Savannah Guthrie for being too hard on Trump; the other for her going too easy…

I don’t even have to look, I’m sure the former also think that Biden got the exact opposite treatment and that’s why Trump is the “winner.”

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:33:04pm

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

Tonight’s episode of Star Trek must have been filmed in Iceland.

Eh? Is CBS still trying to show Discovery on TV?

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:36:53pm

re: #17 Belafon

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I remember that moment where Mister Rogers offered his black friend to share his pool. Reverend Rogers got in a lot of trouble doing that and there was a push bu right wingers to have the good Reverend fired but WQED said that if he was fired the station would shut down. They stood with the good Reverend and would not buckle.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:38:51pm

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

Tonight’s episode of Star Trek must have been filmed in Iceland.

I heard they went to Greenland for the Season Three opener.

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teleskiguy  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:40:03pm

re: #51 teleskiguy

He’s been retweeting nonstop about Hunter Biden. 16 of ‘em so far.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:41:20pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

Eh? Is CBS still trying to show Discovery on TV?

CBS is showing Season One on terrestrial broadcast. Season Three just debuted on All-Access streaming Thursday morning at approximately 2:07 AM Eastern.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:43:47pm

re: #61 A Three Hour Tour

CBS is showing Season One on terrestrial broadcast. Season Three just debuted on All-Access streaming Thursday morning at approximately 2:07 AM Eastern.

Funny, I thought it came out on Wednesday.

Oh well, guess I have something to watch later.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:49:33pm

Look for more hate to be directed towards the W.H.O. tomorrow:

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Jack Burton  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:53:42pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

Look for more hate to be directed towards the W.H.O. tomorrow:

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And the steroids.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 9:59:19pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

Look for more hate to be directed towards the W.H.O. tomorrow:

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The monoclonal antibodies from Regeneron(?) were what helped him. Both Remdesivir and Dexamethasone are used for patients on oxygen and ventilators.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:00:40pm
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:10:10pm

re: #10 William Lewis

Oh. My.

This democracy missile reminded me of the Urban Guerillas LP “Attack of the Pink Heat Seeking Moisture Missiles”.

(Their other albums were “Darwin’s Theory of Pelvic Revolution” and “Armenian Heatwave Dance Party”, so that should tell you a bit about my all time favorite never made it band.)

LOVED THE URBAN GUERRILLAS!

Saw them live way back when. Didn’t they have a song where the refrain was just “Ronald Wilson Reagan … ” over and over again?

Checks Google machine - YEP ITS THERE ON THE INTERNET I LOVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NEXT 3 MINUTES!!!

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:20:30pm

Anybody else remember all the pundits telling us last fall about how impeachment was a massive mistake for Dems, because it would look so horribly “partisan” and Donny would be able to run this year on having been “acquitted”?

Good times./////

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makeitstop  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:23:18pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:24:17pm

re: #68 Targetpractice

Anybody else remember all the pundits telling us last fall about how impeachment was a massive mistake for Dems, because it would look so horribly “partisan” and Donny would be able to run this year on having been “acquitted”?

Good times./////

The pundits got so much wrong about the election. Maybe they should have gone to fewer midwestern diners.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:25:42pm

re: #70 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The pundits got so much wrong about the election. Maybe they should have gone to fewer midwestern diners.

To be fair to them, the only people who might have any knowledge of the impending pandemic a year ago…were the people trying the hardest to cover it up for fear that it would roil the markets.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:27:02pm

re: #69 makeitstop

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They know their narrative of Biden has completely bombed. Maybe spend less time jerking yourselves off on Twitter or to people who accept and echo Trump’s bullshit without thinking.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:28:45pm

re: #71 Targetpractice

To be fair to them, the only people who might have any knowledge of the impending pandemic a year ago…were the people trying the hardest to cover it up for fear that it would roil the markets.

True. I just think a lot of them are guilty for using 2016 as their only measuring stick for Trump and Biden.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:33:39pm

So one of my Trumpster FB friends, after claiming that Savannah was shameful and no match for the President and ranting that Joe had it easy with no question about the news from the NY Post, ends with:

…we know who has been there for us. How ironic a billionaire wants the Everyman and Woman to be safe, secure, and successful.

These people are so delusional… but they vote. Until the announcement is made on November 3 (or later) that Biden has won, together with a Democratic Senate and House, I will remain apprehensive. Trump has more lives than a cat.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:34:57pm

re: #74 teleskiguy

I’d like to think this would hurt Sen. Sasse here, but I doubt it.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:35:43pm

re: #73 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

True. I just think a lot of them are guilty for using 2016 as their only measuring stick for Trump and Biden.

The biggest issue for them is that CV-19 totally upended the conventional wisdom of how reelection years go. A year ago, the conventional wisdom was that Trump was going to be “tough” to beat because people would love him for the “strong” economy. That it was a good idea for him to focus on making the election a referendum because he could run around, telling people about how Dems were gonna raise taxes and drive the deficit up, while he would finally get the economy up above that 3% hurdle and fulfill all those promises the Dems kept getting in the way of.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:36:02pm

re: #74 teleskiguy

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Sasse is just Marco Rubio’s Nebraska cousin.

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piratedan  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:38:24pm

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If Sasse had any ethical coda that he followed other than what’s right for Ben Sasse, he would have voted for impeachment. He knew what the President did was wrong, illegal and he voted to acquit him anyway.

Guys like him can DIAF, you wanna show that you’re a sane Republican then do the less politically expedient thing and make the proper choice with the data that you have.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:41:19pm

re: #79 piratedan

If Sasse had any ethical coda that he followed other than what’s right for Ben Sasse, he would have voted for impeachment. He knew what the President did was wrong, illegal and he voted to acquit him anyway.

Guys like him can DIAF, you wanna show that you’re a sane Republican then do the less politically expedient thing and make the proper choice with the data that you have.

The one who has done a fraction of this is Romney and he still can’t even bring himself to endorse Biden. Party first always.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:42:07pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:42:59pm

re: #81 Dread Pirate Ron

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See ya Susan.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:47:39pm

re: #81 Dread Pirate Ron

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This is where she follows Cornyn in whining about all the out-of-staters who are bankrolling her opponent.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:49:51pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

This is where she follows Cornyn in whining about all the out-of-staters who are bankrolling her opponent.

Haley was whining about that on behalf of Graham. Turns out her re-election campaign was the most funded by out of state money in any gubernatorial race.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:52:48pm

re: #84 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Haley was whining about that on behalf of Graham. Turns out her re-election campaign was the most funded by out of state money in any gubernatorial race.

…and Lindsey has about 70% out of state money iirc (from a tweet yesterday).

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 10:58:49pm

It doesn’t really matter how much money a Repub actually brings in from out-of-state, if they’re ever outraised by the Dem in the race then it’s automatically disqualifying because “Those coastal elites want my opponent to win, while people who vote in this state support me!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:09:17pm

State news, top headline at the Omaha World-Herald:

Trump ‘kisses dictators’ butts’ and ‘mocks evangelicals,’ Sasse says in call with constituents

Democrats in disarray. /s

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse torched President Donald Trump during a Wednesday telephone town hall with constituents.

The Washington Examiner obtained an audio clip of the conversation and was first to report Sasse’s statements. A woman on the call asked Sasse why he criticizes the president so much.

Sasse responded by first talking about areas where he agrees with Trump, such as judicial nominations. But then he said a number of the president’s values are deficient — not just for a Republican, Sasse said, but for any American.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:12:29pm

Sen. Ben Sasse’s rant from Wednesday (9:19)

RINO Ben Sasse

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:17:04pm

I imagine Sasse figures that by this time next year, most people will have forgotten about this call. And the ones who remember will agree with him that the Trump years were as delightful as passing a kidney stone.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:20:38pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:20:49pm

re: #89 Targetpractice

I imagine Sasse figures that by this time next year, most people will have forgotten about this call. And the ones who remember will agree with him that the Trump years were as delightful as passing a kidney stone.

Toward the end of the call he says he’s worried about how Democrats will bring in the worst ideas of college campus progressives and we’ll have a government like Venezuela and thirty or forty people on the Supreme Court.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:28:52pm
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Teukka  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:33:41pm

So these election posters scrolled by in my feeds:

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:41:35pm
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ericblair  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:42:01pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

This is where she follows Cornyn in whining about all the out-of-staters who are bankrolling her opponent.

After listening to Graham whining about how unfair Citizens United is, it’s clear that the GOP leadership just never believed that their weapons could be used against themselves. It’s not that they decided it was a risk they were willing to take, or gamed it out in any way: it was just their toy and now the bad people grabbed it and they don’t know what to do.

I don’t think the MAGAt rabble think that way. I think those bunch are all terrified that if they lose power, all the women and gays and browns and blacks and liberals will do to the MAGAts what the MAGAts did to them.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:42:14pm

re: #89 Targetpractice

The answer is clear: someone hacked Sasse’s phone!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 15, 2020 • 11:43:46pm

What Sasse or anyone else thinks is irrelevant.

Je$u$ wants you to vote for Trump.

At least that is what posts in my Facebook timeline tell me.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:02:07am
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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:02:33am

re: #95 ericblair

After listening to Graham whining about how unfair Citizens United is, it’s clear that the GOP leadership just never believed that their weapons could be used against themselves. It’s not that they decided it was a risk they were willing to take, or gamed it out in any way: it was just their toy and now the bad people grabbed it and they don’t know what to do.

I don’t think the MAGAt rabble think that way. I think those bunch are all terrified that if they lose power, all the women and gays and browns and blacks and liberals will do to the MAGAts what the MAGAts did to them.

I’ve been saying for years now that CU has turned out to be the biggest example of why you should be careful what you wish for. Before CU, the party kept control on the backbenchers through threats of withholding campaign money at reelection time. And allowed them to fight off far-right challengers by giving the incumbents a massive war chest during primary season. The thinking behind CU was that that it would only further that advantage by allowing them to tap into a virtually unlimited river of dark money.

Problem is that guys like Adelson, like the Kochs, like Murdoch, and others suddenly weren’t shackled to the party’s leadership. They could dump unlimited amounts of money into the coffers of whoever they liked, which meant that they could shape the party without input from the leadership. That was what made the Tea Party such a potent force in the Obama years, the fact that if you crossed some big money man, he’d bankroll the far-right loon who’d skin you alive. Instead of speaking out against that or pushing for campaign finance reform, the shitheels like Graham went with the flow and ceased to be loyal to the party and instead loyal to the money men.

So he’s got a lot of brass to whine now about how CU is being used against him.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:11:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:17:39am

re: #29 teleskiguy

The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for a disaster declaration for six destructive wildfires, including a massive central California wildfire that has become the single largest in state history

Trump does not even care that there are Republicans who live in CA. Since they are not in a position to help him get re-elected, he has written them off.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:20:07am

re: #101 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump does not even care that there are Republicans who live in CA. Since they are not in a position to help him get re-elected, he has written them off.

Interesting — an unanticipated effect of the Electoral College.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:20:32am

re: #45 makeitstop

The election is now officially Mr Rogers v. Your Crazy Uncle.

Crazy Uncle backed by a criminal organization, a foreign government and the full powers of the Executive Branch

Crazy Uncle who knows he faces criminal prosecution if he loses

Mr Rogers needs to show what a badass he is under that cardigan and mild demeanor

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:22:35am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Crazy Uncle backed by a criminal organization, a foreign government and the full powers of the Executive Branch

Crazy Uncle who knows he faces criminal prosecution if he loses

Mr Rogers needs to show what a badass he is under that cardigan and mild demeanor

And don’t forget: Crazy Uncle backed by a cult who are willing to sacrifice their lives for him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:25:41am

re: #102 Hecuba’s daughter

Interesting — an unanticipated effect of the Electoral College.

that is mostly a Trump thing, any halfway reasonable GOP politician would not alienate voters in majority blue states just to “own the libs”

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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 12:45:33am

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that is mostly a Trump thing, any halfway reasonable GOP politician would not alienate voters in majority blue states just to “own the libs”

If only because he’d want the popular vote win in order to argue that his EC win was “legitimate.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:03:10am

re: #106 Targetpractice

If only because he’d want the popular vote win in order to argue that his EC win was “legitimate.”

His only chance is to challenge the outcome of this election and drag it to the courts or House of Representatives.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:05:37am

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:19:48am

re: #42 Interesting Times

Paging Decatur Deb:

Got up to make sure the Russian space junk didn’t hit the Chinese space junk.

This Tuberville scam will help—if Doug Jones ever whispers the name of a horse to you, go find a bookie.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:22:35am

After the Town Halls, i had the tv on and 60 minutes was on I wasn’t paying attention then I looked up and Luke Wilson was hosting something on there. I was like OMG this is the idiocracy.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:30:47am

re: #110 Amory Blaine

After the Town Halls, i had the tv on and 60 minutes was on I wasn’t paying attention then I looked up and Luke Wilson was hosting something on there. I was like OMG this is the idiocracy.

YES, yes it is.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:31:56am

It’s possible that separate podiums (podia?) on separate networks is the very best way to run a XXI Cent debate.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:34:38am

re: #112 Decatur Deb

It’s possible that separate podiums (podia?) on separate networks is the very best way to run a XXI Cent debate.

I saw a tweet tonight saying the same things. 15 minutes of 1 candidate answering questions, then switch to other candidate at another location to answer his questions there, and alternate for 90 minutes.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:35:51am

Participants will each have to answer an ai generated question.

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ericblair  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:36:27am

Oh dear, he might be sick. He don’t look too hot these days, just sayin.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:37:22am

Man, Winnie the Pooh looks like shit!

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Jay C  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:40:59am

re: #113 Dread Pirate Ron

I saw a tweet tonight saying the same things. 15 minutes of 1 candidate answering questions, then switch to other candidate at another location to answer his questions there, and alternate for 90 minutes.

And there would be tradition behind it, too: isn’t that more-or-less how Kennedy and Nixon did it 1960?

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:41:38am

re: #114 Amory Blaine

Participants will each have to answer an ai generated question.

And one from a bright 10yr old girl.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:43:30am

re: #118 Decatur Deb

And one from a bright 10yr old girl.

Trump would never go for that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:43:49am

re: #115 ericblair

Chinese state broadcaster repeatedly pans away as Xi Jinping coughs ‘violently’ during key speech

Oh dear, he might be sick. He don’t look too hot these days, just sayin.

I’d say he looks like poo(h)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:46:25am

re: #117 Jay C

And there would be tradition behind it, too: isn’t that more-or-less how Kennedy and Nixon did it 1960?

That was also dictated by the media of the time, not even a VCR to tape a broadcast to watch later.

Modern media technology allows us to download and watch both town halls, serially or even synchronously

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:47:16am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 1:50:03am

This strongly suggests that people have been betting on NCAA sports:

Alabama-Georgia point spread moved within minutes of Saban diagnosis
al.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:05:55am

re: #123 Decatur Deb

“I’m shocked there is gambling going on in this establishment!”

“Your winnings inspector.”

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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:06:42am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

His only chance is to challenge the outcome of this election and drag it to the courts or House of Representatives.

His only chance is there not being enough states who’ve finished tallying their votes on Election Night to bury his ass. If NC or FL call it for Biden before midnight, then it doesn’t matter how much Donny whines that there was “fraud,” the election is effectively over for him. Nobody is going to seriously buy that his refusal to concede at that point is anything but sour grapes.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:06:48am

re: #124 Dread Pirate Ron

“I’m shocked there is gambling going on in this establishment!”

“Your winnings inspector.”

We’ve got nazis in the best seats, too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:09:16am

re: #125 Targetpractice

His only chance is there not being enough states who’ve finished tallying their votes on Election Night to bury his ass. If NC or FL call it for Biden before midnight, then it doesn’t matter how much Donny whines that there was “fraud,” the election is effectively over for him. Nobody is going to seriously buy that his refusal to concede at that point is anything but sour grapes.

He needs to drag it out, first in social media, then the press and then to the courts/House…that is his only hope of not losing.

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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:12:28am

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He needs to drag it out, first in social media, then the press and then to the courts/House…that is his only hope of not losing.

His only realistic hope is that his lawyers can challenge enough absentee ballots in states where the margins are thin to claim “victory.” The courts are not going to order states to stop counting, and it’s very likely states that they try to do so to will flip them off and keep the machines running. And even this strategy only has a hope if turnout is at or lower than it was in 2016. If it’s like 2018 was or higher, then even that strategy will not work for him, only reduce how large a loss he suffers.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:14:26am
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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:19:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:19:27am

re: #128 Targetpractice

His only realistic hope is that his lawyers can challenge enough absentee ballots in states where the margins are thin to claim “victory.” The courts are not going to order states to stop counting, and it’s very likely states that they try to do so to will flip them off and keep the machines running. And even this strategy only has a hope if turnout is at or lower than it was in 2016. If it’s like 2018 was or higher, then even that strategy will not work for him, only reduce how large a loss he suffers.

His lawyer team will be working full-tilt to find “irregularities” and technicalities to get the results thrown out and reviewed in court.

anything to drag out the inevitable

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:20:47am

re: #130 dangerman

GreenfieldIowa immediately knows the price of a bushel of corn in Iowa. Joni Ernst is asked the price of soybeans and has no clue. Moderator calls her out. Embarrassing.

If you live in Iowa, you know the price of pork bellies, corn and soybeans, those are the first things you check in the morning…

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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:22:40am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

His lawyer team will be working full-tilt to find “irregularities” and technicalities to get the results thrown out and reviewed in court.

anything to drag out the inevitable

Problem is that this is going to end up being a “kid kills parents, begs leniency because he’s an orphan” play. The courts are likely to take a very jaundiced view to any challenges brought by his campaign where “irregularities” trace back to their or the GOP’s efforts to fuck with the vote.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:25:29am

398,966 is more than the total turnout on *election day* in Harris County in 2016.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:29:45am
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John Hughes  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:31:03am

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

… thirty or forty people on the Supreme Court.

UK supreme court: 12 judges

French Conseil Constitutionnel: 10 members (+2 who could sit but don’t want to).

German Federal Court of Justice: more than 90 judges.

Court of Justice of the European Union: 1 judge from each of the 27 EU members.

Frankly the US supreme court is rather understaffed.

Oh, yes, Venezuelan supreme tribunal of justice: 32 judges.

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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:33:34am

re: #136 John Hughes

UK supreme court: 12 judges

French Conseil Constitutionnel: 10 members (+2 who could sit but don’t want to).

German Federal Court of Justice: more than 90 judges.

Court of Justice of the European Union: 1 judge from each of the 27 EU members.

Frankly the US supreme court is rather understaffed.

Oh, yes, Venezuelan supreme tribunal of justice: 32 judges.

Realistically, we should have a minimum 13 judges in order to have one for each circuit.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:35:51am

re: #125 Targetpractice

His only chance is there not being enough states who’ve finished tallying their votes on Election Night to bury his ass. If NC or FL call it for Biden before midnight, then it doesn’t matter how much Donny whines that there was “fraud,” the election is effectively over for him. Nobody is going to seriously buy that his refusal to concede at that point is anything but sour grapes.

whether he ever concedes or not is irrelevsnt

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:38:33am

re: #136 John Hughes

UK supreme court: 12 judges

French Conseil Constitutionnel: 10 members (+2 who could sit but don’t want to).

German Federal Court of Justice: more than 90 judges.

Court of Justice of the European Union: 1 judge from each of the 27 EU members.

Frankly the US supreme court is rather understaffed.

Oh, yes, Venezuelan supreme tribunal of justice: 32 judges.

somebody mentioned 100+ judges

then 9 (or whatever) are selected at random for a specific case

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:38:35am

re: #138 dangerman

whether he ever concedes or not is irrelevsnt

he never will, it is just a matter of how many courts go along with and uphold his challenges

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:42:17am

re: #130 dangerman

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oh and q3 fundraising

Theresa Greenfield: $28.7 million
Joni Ernst: $7.2 million

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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:45:01am

re: #140 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

he never will, it is just a matter of how many courts go along with and uphold his challenges

Realistically? Few unless the vote counting drags on with no clear winner. If Biden cracks 270 on Election Night, then the courts are unlikely to overturn that. And any that would try are unlikely to find their rulings upheld.

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Targetpractice  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:53:56am

Princess Dumbass of the North Woods has a thought:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:57:12am

re: #142 Targetpractice

Realistically? Few unless the vote counting drags on with no clear winner. If Biden cracks 270 on Election Night, then the courts are unlikely to overturn that. And any that would try are unlikely to find their rulings upheld.

We just need to be prepared for some serious desperation-fueled fuckery on his part. He is aware of the consequences if he loses, as are his partners in crime.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:58:24am

re: #141 dangerman

oh and q3 fundraising

Theresa Greenfield: $28.7 million
Joni Ernst: $7.2 million

Taking all the fun out of Citizens United.

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John Hughes  Oct 16, 2020 • 3:02:46am

re: #139 dangerman

somebody mentioned 100+ judges

then 9 (or whatever) are selected at random for a specific case

That is basically how it works in many countries (e.g. Germany, Venezuela and the EU in my examples above).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 3:02:56am

re: #145 Decatur Deb

Taking all the fun out of Citizens United.

between the funding and Twitter finally starting to show some social responsibility, we are seeing a turning point here…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 16, 2020 • 3:09:10am

Morning Lizardim from the freezing cold wild north country. Winter is finally setting in here. In a stunning show of desperation, the Minnesota GOP crossed the aisle to send the DFL’s $1.9 billion bonding bill to the Senate, which rapidly approved it - no doubt with some amount of schadenfreude - to put it on the Governor’s desk. Now if only we could drag them back to reality with all this coronavirus denial nonsense they’ve got going on, we would be in business. How go things among the lizardfolk on this clear and frigid winter morning?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 3:17:06am
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Nojay UK  Oct 16, 2020 • 3:41:22am

re: #137 Targetpractice

Realistically, we should have a minimum 13 judges in order to have one for each circuit.

The US Supreme Court actually has more than 9 Justices, there are currently (Google Google) three Associate Justices, retirees who are still above ground - O’Connor, Soutar and Kennedy. They don’t participate in the Court’s day-to-day business though.

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steve_davis  Oct 16, 2020 • 3:45:50am

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’m trying to find a British bookie who will give odds on Trump fleeing the country before the inauguration.

he can’t flee the country. secret service isn’t going to let him board a plane for some distant place. they’re tied to him and they certainly aren’t going into exile with him. being president is in some ways like being under house arrest.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:03:24am

You can lead an idiot to knowledge but you can’t make him learn.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:07:37am

re: #152 Dread Pirate Ron

Trump refuses to denounce QAnon. “I know they’re against pedophilia.”

Adolf Hitler was against Communism…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:09:38am

re: #152 Dread Pirate Ron

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You can lead an idiot to knowledge but you can’t make him learn.

He can’t denounce QAnon because they’re some of the few supporters he has left. I mean, don’t get me wrong - Trump is absolutely odious enough to be a QAnon believer himself; remember that Trump was a Birther. But even if he doesn’t personally believe it, he’ll never denounce it as long as the people who do believe it still support him.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:12:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:14:53am

re: #154 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

He can’t denounce QAnon because they’re some of the few supporters he has left. I mean, don’t get me wrong - Trump is absolutely odious enough to be a QAnon believer himself; remember that Trump was a Birther. But even if he doesn’t personally believe it, he’ll never denounce it as long as the people who do believe it still support him.

He falls into that subset of QAnons who are fine with spreading any rumor, regardless of substance, as long as they think will damage an opponent.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:17:10am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:23:17am

America giving the third world a run for it’s money. We’re in the top 10, baby!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:28:58am

No one wants to live in Bumfuck, Idaho.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:41:24am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:42:47am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:44:31am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:49:04am
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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:49:19am

re: #143 Targetpractice

Princess Dumbass of the North Woods has a thought:

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if hunter was a Trump we’d believe the stories

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:50:05am

So Spready Krueger is coming to Georgia today I think. Whee.

From what I can gather, Jr’s event in my town violated fire codes by cramming 400-500 people into an indoor skeet shooting range that was converted to a room with seats meant to maybe hold 300 or so. (Skeet shooting indoors? That seems dumb) . It also appears nothing was done about it.I’d bet most of the attendees were local dipshits so let’s see how soon it is before the brand new expanded ER dept at the biggest hospital is overwhelmed with new cases.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:51:06am

re: #146 John Hughes

That is basically how it works in many countries (e.g. Germany, Venezuela and the EU in my examples above).

I see.
didn’t know

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 16, 2020 • 4:55:56am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We just need to be prepared for some serious desperation-fueled fuckery on his part. He is aware of the consequences if he loses, as are his partners in crime.

It will involve Oathkeepers, III%’s, Proud Boys, and other fellow travelers. And it will start on Election Day. Count on it.`

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:00:35am
a new Pan Atlantic Research poll in Maine finds Sara Gideon (D) leading Sen. Susan Collins (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 40%.

Meanwhile, Playbook nots Collins raised $8.3 million last quarter while Gideon raised $39.4 million

she’s toast

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:08:33am

RWNJ’s trying to blame Guthrie for her aggressiveness toward Trump. A fair barometer of how shitty Trump did (even though I only saw a couple of clips on Morning Joe, it’s clear that she was merely standing up to his incessant lying).

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:10:50am

re: #169 Barefoot Grin

RWNJ’s trying to blame Guthrie for her aggressiveness toward Trump. A fair barometer of how shitty Trump did (even though I only saw a couple of clips on Morning Joe, it’s clear that she was merely standing up to his incessant lying).

Hey, I couldn’t have done it. I’d be constantly interrupting Trump with something like, “You’re full of shit, old man.”

I wouldn’t have the patience to put up with him.

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Teukka  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:15:59am

If 2020 was a candle… [Sauce]

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:18:54am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We just need to be prepared for some serious desperation-fueled fuckery on his part. He is aware of the consequences if he loses, as are his partners in crime.

He’s running for a second term in order to stay out of prison.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:27:51am

to summarize the town halls

they basically did what the commission had suggested, except on two different networks

and without the kill switch on the mics - the performances of the two left no doubt who needs to be muzzled

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:28:35am

re: #167 Florida Panhandler

It will involve Oathkeepers, III%’s, Proud Boys, and other fellow travelers. And it will start on Election Day. Count on it.`

There aren’t enough of them to make a difference. They’ll try, and spend the rest of their lives in the corrections system or rehab.

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b.d.  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:30:32am

Morning Lizards, all is well:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:34:12am

re: #175 b.d. (Enough!)

Morning Lizards, all is well:

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Trump is quoting the Babylon Bee? The irony is so thick, I could mill an engine block from it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:38:01am

re: #175 b.d. (Enough!)

Morning Lizards, all is well:

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Really pushing hard against not being somebody’s crazy uncle this morning I see.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:39:28am

re: #169 Barefoot Grin

RWNJ’s trying to blame Guthrie for her aggressiveness toward Trump. A fair barometer of how shitty Trump did (even though I only saw a couple of clips on Morning Joe, it’s clear that she was merely standing up to his incessant lying).

They’d only be happy if it iwas someone like Hannity, Dobbs, or Carlson slobbering over him.

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b.d.  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:51:15am

re: #176 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Trump is quoting the Babylon Bee? The irony is so thick, I could mill an engine block from it.

He needs to be in a padded room, not the Oval Office.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:55:24am

Wapo recap

In the approximately 20 minutes before the town hall was turned over to audience questions, Guthrie thoroughly grilled him. As Trump repeated false claims about the coronavirus outbreak and equivocated on things like QAnon and accepting the election results, Guthrie peppered him with sharp questions, follow-ups and fact checks.

When Trump claimed that a study showed 85% of people who wear masks still get the coronavirus, Guthrie noted he falsely characterized the study.

When Trump defended his pandemic response by citing another study that showed 2 million people could have died of the coronavirus, Guthrie rightly noted that model predicted that only if the government did precisely zero mitigation.

When Trump declined to denounce QAnon because he said he didn’t know what it was about, Guthrie provided details about what it was about and invited him to do it, noting Sen. Ben Sasse (R) has flatly denounced it as a baseless conspiracy theory.

When Guthrie pressed Trump on his retweets this week of a bizarre conspiracy theory about Osama bin Laden’s death, Trump explained by saying he was just passing along. Guthrie then provided the retort those tweets have long demanded: that he’s the president, not someone’s “crazy uncle” spouting off on Twitter, and that the information he promotes matters.”

While on the other network biden talked policy details and a vision of the future for 90 minutes and then kept talking to the audience after the over the air show ended

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 16, 2020 • 5:57:31am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:00:56am

re: #172 GlutenFreeJesus

He’s running for a second term in order to stay out of prison.

and this is an unprecedented situation in American electoral history.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:01:31am

re: #135 dangerman

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And the dad that spends years trying to get child support obligations reduced, then demands that the kids have a great relationship with him.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:01:52am

re: #180 dangerman

Wapo recap

While on the other network biden talked policy details and a vision of the future for 90 minutes and then kept talking to the audience after the over the air show ended

Joe Concha is pushing something like “Trump was asked over 45 questions while Biden was only asked around 10” on Fox. First, I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is it’s because of what you’re pointing at: Biden gave long, detailed responses to technical questions. Trump did not.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:02:31am

re: #181 Patricia Kayden

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If you had money on Guthrie for president, you’re SOL.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:02:47am

re: #175 b.d. (Enough!)

Morning Lizards, all is well:

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Watch:. I knew it. I was just playing along.

Yeah because that’s what a president of the united States does

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:03:16am

re: #184 Barefoot Grin

Joe Concha is pushing something like “Trump was asked over 45 questions while Biden was only asked around 10” on Fox. First, I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is it’s because of what you’re pointing at: Biden gave long, detailed responses to technical questions. Trump did not.

Biden also talked with people afterwards as well. Trump doesn’t give answers anyhow. Authentic Queens gibberish.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:03:57am

re: #181 Patricia Kayden

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Um,
Who asked nbc to host this? //

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:05:02am

tl;dr—If Trump loses, it’s because he’s not nazi enough.

Conservative group head: Trump loss would not vindicate ‘the old GOP formula’
thehill.com

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jeffreyw  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:05:15am

mountain climber

Good morning!

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:05:52am

re: #184 Barefoot Grin

Joe Concha is pushing something like “Trump was asked over 45 questions while Biden was only asked around 10” on Fox. First, I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is it’s because of what you’re pointing at: Biden gave long, detailed responses to technical questions. Trump did not.

I’d guess trump didn’t directly answer even one question

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:09:15am

re: #188 dangerman

Um,
Who asked nbc to host this? //

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Hell at this point just let him have Hannity “moderate”, see how Trump is only happy with media if he has Lumpy’s tongue on his ass.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:10:59am

re: #182 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and this is an unprecedented situation in American electoral history.

Yes It is unprecedented because so many are not willing to commit to a “peaceful transfer of power”

Still, none of these extreme game outs are gonna happen..with the courts, the EC, the house etc

It will be a decisive and quick victory. +1 day at most i predict
There will be some half hearted court challenges that go nowhere because it will be too late
Trump will rant and rave and grift and steal for three more months
biden will be sworn in
And that will be that

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:11:42am

re: #187 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Biden also talked with people afterwards as well. Trump doesn’t give answers anyhow. Authentic Queens gibberish.

Computer says not so much

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A Cranky One  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:11:48am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:12:57am

re: #193 dangerman

Trump will rant and rave and grift and steal for three more months
biden will be sworn in
And that will be that

I want to see it decisive enough that no court will even look at it and leave Trump and the RW media to rant and fume about the stolen sham election…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:14:51am

re: #194 dangerman

Computer says not so much

I know but he’s been saying Cory Booker is near a lot lately.

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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:16:55am

re: #195 A Cranky One

You could also do a version where the OT is marked out.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:16:57am

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

I want to see it decisive enough that no court will even look at it and leave Trump and the RW media to rant and fume about the stolen sham election…

I’ve arrived at “cautiously optimistic” and I’m camping there

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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:19:07am

There’s an Actblue link here: balloon-juice.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:19:50am

re: #199 dangerman

I’ve arrived at “cautiously optimistic” and I’m camping there

the fact that Twitter finally stood its ground and refused to allow retweet of a bullshit article is a good sign. They averted a lot of damage by keeping that foreign misinformation hit piece on the back burner.

The Right are trying to make an issue of that, but that only plays to their base. And Trump is seeing that he can no longer play the social media like a fiddle as he did with such success in 2016.

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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:21:01am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:21:16am

re: #200 Belafon

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There’s an Actblue link here: balloon-juice.com

I think Peters will hang on but no question that Biden is helping him with his presence on top.

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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:22:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:26:37am

re: #204 Belafon

Call me hopelessly old school, but I’m pro-Mister Rogers and anti-QAnon.

What can you say about the personality profile of someone who thinks Mr Rogers is some kind of wimbly-wombly wimp whle QAnon is cutting-edge cool?

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:26:38am

Never mind, those you tube numbers were wrong.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:28:10am

re: #180 dangerman

Ps re this

When Guthrie pressed Trump on his retweets this week of a bizarre conspiracy theory about Osama bin Laden’s death, Trump explained by saying he was just passing along. Guthrie then provided the retort those tweets have long demanded: that he’s the president, not someone’s “crazy uncle” spouting off on Twitter, and that the information he promotes matters.

Her follow up should have been more direct and simpler and uneditorialized:
Is osama bin laden dead?
Or even charitable …do you believe osama bin laden is dead?

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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:29:30am

Trump was their guinea pig:

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:31:27am

re: #203 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think Peters will hang on but no question that Biden is helping him with his presence on top.

Peters looks to be up by six or so points

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:34:54am

re: #209 dangerman

Peters looks to be up by six or so points

Yeah. It could just be that the race was bound to be close anyhow. I’m not really worried about it. James hasn’t led him once.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:36:42am

re: #200 Belafon

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There’s an Actblue link here: balloon-juice.com

What’s interesting to me is that I know the Gary Peters name because both he and the other guy run ads about Peters, but I never remember the other guy’s name because he almost never uses it in his attack ads.

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John Hughes  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:38:17am

re: #207 dangerman

Her follow up should have been more direct and simpler and uneditorialized:
Is osama bin laden dead?
Or even charitable …do you believe osama bin laden is dead?

He’d have said “I don’t know” or “many people say” or something crazy like that.

[ Edit: “many people”, not “may people” ]

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:38:57am

re: #208 Belafon

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Covid-19 tracking vs the cdc

“The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence,” the AP reports.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:39:00am

re: #212 John Hughes

He’d have said “I don’t know” or “may people say” or something crazy like that.

show us the body!!!

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:41:00am

re: #212 John Hughes

He’d have said “I don’t know” or “may people say” or something crazy like that.

Of course
And it would have been the best “tell” from a president ever

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BigPapa  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:42:25am

I’m seeing more chatter re: ‘Reagan wouldn’t go along with Q.’ Bullshit.

Anything that drives narratives or engenders support for their end game is accepted or even encouraged.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:46:19am

YouTube only. No link.

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BigPapa  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:46:49am

re: #216 BigPapa

LOL

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Teukka  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:47:41am

Lawdhavemerceeee…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:49:27am

re: #218 BigPapa

LOL

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That’s fucking ridiculous. This guy should never be an elected official. He’s shitting on one of the most fundamental tenets of democracy by doing a write in for a dead guy. The dead guy is what I find so offensive not who the dead guy was.

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teleskiguy  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:50:30am
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BigPapa  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:51:04am

re: #220 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yes. Hogan is an asshole. But he’s a principled and virtuous asshole.

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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:51:56am

re: #218 BigPapa

LOL

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I would like to see the Lincoln Project go after him for being squishy and self-serving with that vote, but I don’t mind them keeping their focus on Trump.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:52:21am

re: #222 BigPapa

Yes. Hogan is an asshole. But he’s a principled and virtuous asshole.

No. He’s not.

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NetworkKed  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:53:05am

Eh, protest vote for dead guy is fine by me. It’s a vote Trump isn’t getting, and if it inspires other Rs to do the same it’s better than holding their nose and voting Trump.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:54:06am

re: #218 BigPapa

LOL

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Ass hat
Stupid
Though if other s like him do the same I’m aok

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:56:24am

re: #221 teleskiguy

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This plus a billion
And I try not to think about it

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:57:05am

re: #225 NetworkKed

Eh, protest vote for dead guy is fine by me. It’s a vote Trump isn’t getting, and if it inspires other Rs to do the same it’s better than holding their nose and voting Trump.

re: #226 dangerman

1 minute……

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:57:57am

re: #219 Teukka

Lawdhavemerceeee…

it again shows that he has no advisers or editors to rein him in…

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 6:59:24am

re: #229 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

looks like he took that parody article at face value

You don’t understand the complex subtlety of Queens humor.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:00:11am

re: #217 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Ok, I put that up earlier and took it down because when I went to you tube they had a bunch of sites with counts that had a lot bigger numbers and I have no idea what to count.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:01:49am

re: #216 BigPapa

I’m seeing more chatter re: ‘Reagan wouldn’t go along with Q.’ Bullshit.

Anything that drives narratives or engenders support for their end game is accepted or even encouraged.

Maybe not, but the person with the most sway over Reagan, his wife Nancy, sure would have been into Q.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:02:34am

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Maybe not, but the person with the most sway over Reagan, his wife Nancy, sure would have been into Q.

She had her own White House astrologer whom she relied on to plan Ronnie’s itinerary, remember?

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NetworkKed  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:06:22am

The big rush of satanic panic prosecutions was in the early 80s… I dunno that Reagan had anything to do with it but it sure flourished under him and his justice department.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:07:57am

re: #17 Belafon

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What a beautiful human, that Mr. Rogers.

And that young police officer went on to play saxophone with Bruce Springsteen. Now you know…. the rest of the made up part of the story

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:09:27am
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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:09:45am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:12:26am

Hogan really thinks that’s going to somehow help him if he tries to run for President after Trump. What he just did pissed everyone off.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:14:26am

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Maybe not, but the person with the most sway over Reagan, his wife Nancy, sure would have been into Q.

Nancy and Ronnie were in many ways Melon and Donnie but in a different era. Fortunately, I think the further we get passed the Reagan presidency some of the mythos will fade. It is funny hearing from people like Ted Cruz and Rubio who were teenagers in the Reagan years though waxing poetic about how great Reagan was.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:15:07am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:15:21am

re: #237 (((Archangel1)))

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NBC has been Trump’s greatest enabler in the media. Don’t forget that he was once their employee.

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dat_said  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:18:01am

re: #192 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Hell at this point just let him have Hannity “moderate”, see how Trump is only happy with media if he has Lumpy’s tongue on his ass.

He whiffed on the softballs from Limbaugh. Hannity might try to be more of a lickspittle but Trump likely couldn’t handle even his questions without tripping over one of their tongues.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:18:58am

re: #242 dat_said

He whiffed on the softballs from Limbaugh. Hannity might try to be more of a lickspittle but Trump likely couldn’t handle even his questions without tripping over one of their tongues.

Yeah ttrue.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:21:20am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:21:50am

It would be Pittsburgh Cool if the ghost of Mr. Rogers slips the final shiv through him.

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Teukka  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:22:32am

re: #240 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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How related is this trend to the current Kremlin scare-mongering campaign about the CoViD vaccine?

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Teukka  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:27:08am

re: #240 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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re: #246 Teukka

How related is this trend to the current Kremlin scare-mongering campaign about the CoViD vaccine?

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:27:12am

re: #152 Dread Pirate Ron

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You can lead an idiot to knowledge but you can’t make him learn.

Probably thinks that because of all the Dems that have been arrested for or accused of pedophilia.

//

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:29:12am

re: #240 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Russia is spreading lies about Covid vaccines, says UK military chief (September 30)

Russia is seeking to destabilise countries around the world by sowing disinformation about coronavirus vaccines that is shared rapidly across social media, the head of the armed forces has warned.

Gen Sir Nick Carter, the chief of defence staff, said the propaganda tactic reflected a strategy of “political warfare” aggressively undertaken by Beijing as well as Moscow “designed to undermine cohesion” across the west.

The senior general accused “autocratic rivals” of “manipulating the information environment” to exploit the Covid-19 crisis for strategic gain - including “pro-Russian vaccine politics” - in a speech at the Policy Exchange thinktank.

Their “disinformation narratives” were designed to permeate anti-vaccination social media groups, Carter added, pointing to an example uncovered earlier this summer by Australian researchers that spread rapidly from Ukraine.

In July, a fake press release was posted to websites of the pro-Russian self-declared state in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. It falsely claimed that the US had conducted vaccine trials on Ukrainian volunteers, some of whom had died.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:29:14am

re: #248 Teukka

The Russians are going to have to be dealt with.

Severely.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:30:47am

re: #248 Teukka

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GMTA (and so do we, apparently)

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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:31:39am

re: #240 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Is she in the US?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:32:20am

re: #251 Dr Lizardo

The Russians are going to have to be dealt with.

Severely.

These fuckers and their American accomplices should be tried under the Julius Streicher precedent, propaganda in furtherance of genocide. Follow his path, share his fate.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:32:35am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:33:28am

re: #253 Belafon

Is she in the US?

South Carolina

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:34:09am

re: #256 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

South Carolina

Close enough.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:36:03am

These fucking assholes:

Trump Administration rejects California disaster assistance request for wildfires

The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for a disaster declaration for six destructive wildfires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres across the state, including a massive central California wildfire that has become the single largest in state history.

“The request for a Major Presidential Disaster Declaration for early September fires has been denied by the federal administration,” Brian Ferguson, a spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, confirmed to CNN. The state plans to appeal the decision.

The denial comes after California Gov. Gavin Newsom requested financial aid from the federal government in a September 28 letter to the Trump administration outlining the financial impact of the wildfires.

Writing that infrastructure damage estimates exceeded $229 million, Newsom asserted that “federal assistance is critical to support physical and economic recovery of California and its communities.”

He really thinks he’s only the President of red states and blue states can just fuck right off.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:38:21am

This flu season is going to be a bitch, with millions weakened by Covid and antivaxx propaganda undermining every effort at mitigation.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:39:05am

My favorite was when Mr. Rogers interviewed that bass player //

“Can you say Egg McMuffin?”

“Eggamuffin.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:42:30am

GLWT.

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:43:01am

re: #260 Barefoot Grin

And that bass player was….Bill Murray.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:43:11am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

Close enough.

Yeah, some of the locals don’t like it but the Stars and Stripes still fly over Fort Sumter. Since it is out of effective AR-15 range, the current traitors and rebels have little chance of re-capturing it.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:43:11am

re: #28 teleskiguy

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Super cool!
I was hoping to see at least one flying v though

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Dr. Matt  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:44:37am

While I was driving in today I had MSNBC on Sirius. They had a report where they interviewed so-called “undecided voters:”. In summary:

“Undecided voter” 1: I’m going to vote for either third party or for tRump

“Undecided voter” 2: Biden has been in politics for 40 years. His only stance is that he’s not tRump.

“Undecided voter” 3: I don’t know if I’ll vote for a left-wing demagogue or a right-wing authoritarian.

“Undecided voter” 4: Biden never directly answered one question last night. tRump directly answered every question.

Fuck this librul media.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:47:26am
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:47:45am

re: #262 Egregious Philbin

And that bass player was….Bill Murray.

So perfect!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:48:57am

re: #261 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Best piece I’ve read to date on the post-Trump GOP. The most important thing is for politicians and the media to not allow the GOP to memory hole the last 4 years and fall back into the “both sides” framing.

it took less than six years from Nixon’s resignation to the Reagan landslide…

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Teukka  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:49:00am

re: #266 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Is it just me, or do they seem to so far into their own little world that they think that the opposition wouldn’t know?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:49:24am

The flu/Covid/antivaxx moronic convergence is going to cut through the Dunning-Kruger population like a scythe. If there weren’t children and innocent bystanders at risk, I would be over-joyed at the prospect. Yeah, I am that far out of fucks to give.

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:49:54am

re: #267 Barefoot Grin

Mister Roberts Neighborhood

And, Christopher Guest

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:50:09am

re: #270 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The flu/Covid/antivaxx moronic convergence is going to cut through the Dunning-Kruger population like a scythe. If there weren’t children and innocent bystanders at risk, I would be over-joyed at the prospect. Yeah, I am that far out of fucks to give.

You and me both.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:52:30am

Had Trump been able to present some sort of vaccine in October, many of his supporters would be really caught in a massive maelstrom of conflicting realities

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mmmirele  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:58:49am

re: #234 NetworkKed

The big rush of satanic panic prosecutions was in the early 80s… I dunno that Reagan had anything to do with it but it sure flourished under him and his justice department.

Actually, Satanic Ritual Abuse was a thing all the way through the 1980s and didn’t start to die out until the early 1990s. It’s all bullshit, of course.

en.m.wikipedia.org

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cat-tikvah  Oct 16, 2020 • 7:59:24am

re: #218 BigPapa

His father would be ashamed of him.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:05:00am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:05:46am

Just to show that “conservatives” and the GRU have not achieved a complete monopoly on dis-information, this bullshit showed up in my FB feed today:

In the past few days two different friends told my wife they had gone into the new hobby lobby store in Marlboro, New Jersey and noticed that, although there already was a lot of Christmas merchandise available, there was none for the Jewish holiday of Chanukah (some people drop the “C” and spell it Hannukah. Same holiday).
When one of our friends asked where the Chanukah goods were, was told there wouldn’t be any, and asked why. According to her, the answer was:
“We don’t cater to you people”
Understandably irate, she called the home office, and was told, indifferently, that hobby lobby doesn’t have Chanukah on its list of holidays.
Having heard this, and always wanting to be certain of what I write about, I just called the Marlboro hobby lobby and asked whether it would be stocking any Chanukah merchandise. I was told it would not. When I asked why, the answer - verbatim - was:
“Because Mr. Green is the owner of the company, he’s a Christian, and those are his values”
FYI, I would guess that, in a five mile radius around that Marlboro store, a solid one-third of all residents are Jewish. But, then again, what is the difference? Since the reason hobby lobby won’t sell Chanukah goods is unrelated to how many Jews are in the area, it wouldn’t matter if the percentage were higher or lower.
The reason is that Mr. green’s Christian “values” preclude him selling anything related to a Jewish holiday - not just Chanukah, but Passover too, based on the call I just made to corporate headquarters.

I have many other complaints about Shabby-Hab but the truth is that they have an extensive line of Hannukah merchandise and apparently always have had. I think my favorite is the Hannukah Dog plush toy, which might well be a recycled X-mas manger donkey.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:07:58am

re: #190 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Zombie pumpkin
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:08:38am

HURR HURR THAT GUBNER WHITMER IS MESSING WITH ARE SACRED 2ND AMENDMENTS AGAIN!!!!

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:11:13am

re: #277 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Just to show that “conservatives” and the GRU have not achieved a complete monopoly on dis-information, this bullshit showed up in my FB feed today:

I have many other complaints about Shabby-Hab but the truth is that they have an extensive line of Hannukah merchandise and apparently always have had. I think my favorite is the Hannukah Dog plush toy, which might well be a recycled X-mas manger donkey.

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I remember a similar story from several years ago. Who even needs Hobby Lobby, I get all my craft supplies at Michael’s & Joann & Etsy. (All Etsy now)

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:14:09am

re: #265 Dr. Matt

While I was driving in today I had MSNBC on Sirius. They had a report where they interviewed so-called “undecided voters:”. In summary:

Fuck this librul media.

these people are ignorant, uninformed and lack reasoning and critical thinking skills

they are not ‘undecided’

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jaunte  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:16:33am
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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:16:40am

I don’t know if it’s been mentioned yet but the fundraising efforts of the ActBlue campaign have been immensely effective - with the numbers for Q3 donations being reported.

ActBlue’s stunning third quarter: $1.5 billion in donations

To give you an idea on how big that is, compare it with the Republican WinRed campaign that raised $620 million over the same Q3 period. ActBlue’s totals are almost two and a half times what Republicans were accomplishing, in what would have been an otherwise record haul for them.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:16:45am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

it took less than six years from Nixon’s resignation to the Reagan landslide…

like i said yesterday, being a citizen is a full time job

we can’t let our guard down
getting the guy and his admin out is barely step one on a long trail of recovery and rebuilding - and prevention

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:17:11am

re: #269 Teukka

Is it just me, or do they seem to so far into their own little world that they think that the opposition wouldn’t know?

they probably didnt think anything further than ‘it worked last time’

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:19:19am

re: #278 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Western good morning!

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squash….do not crush

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:19:21am

I WON THE LOTTO! (1 free ticket)

My wife’s and my ballots arrived in the mail this morning. We’re going to vote so hard they feel it all the way to Washington. Since we’re day-sleepers and it’s already past our bedtime, we’ll be filling them in this evening, then driving them into the county seat in the morning.

The only Republican I will be voting for is the chairwoman of my village board, who is running for Clerk of the District Court. (If she wins, that will open up a seat on the village board which would be filled by appointment, and I’ve already been asked to fill it. I’m considering that. Being back on the village board, in addition to working for the village, would help set me up for a run against my state senator.)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:19:36am

re: #284 dangerman

like i said yesterday, being a citizen is a full time job

we can’t let our guard down
getting the guy and his admin out is barely step one on a long trail of recovery and rebuilding - and prevention

Trump needs to be the face of the GOP and conservative ideology.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:21:33am

re: #288 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Trump needs to be the face of the GOP and conservative ideology.

right
the gop of course wont do it, so it’s up to us to be sure no one forgets (or gets to bury it)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:22:38am

re: #284 dangerman

like i said yesterday, being a citizen is a full time job

we can’t let our guard down
getting the guy and his admin out is barely step one on a long trail of recovery and rebuilding - and prevention

The GOP’s Russia-rot goes all the way to the bottom and, in fact, started there. Getting rid of Cheeto himself is a necessary step but it is only the tiniest part of the whole picture. Local and state GOP operatives and their propaganda complex (evangelical cults, yokel talk radio, corrupt ad agencies) must not be allowed to slide or it will be the same thing all over again with a different demogogue.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:23:10am

re: #163 Dread Pirate Ron

Seriously?! Cruz and Graham threaten with a subpoena and Jack caves? This story is exploding now! It’s a likely a foreign intelligence operation and the story is manufactured. WTH?—Kim C at Twitter

Dorsey might also respond to humiliate Cruz and Graham. We’ll see what happens.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:25:42am

re: #183 Mike Lamb

And the dad that spends years trying to get child support obligations reduced, then demands that the kids have a great relationship with him.

Trump acts very much like my ex-wife (except trying to get child support raised beyond my disability compensation).

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sagehen  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:29:07am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

it took less than six years from Nixon’s resignation to the Reagan landslide…

The Iranian revolution, hostage crisis, and failed rescue get a lot of credit for that. Ted Koppel hosted a TV news show about it 1/2 hr a day every day for more than a year. (after the hostages were freed, the show became Nightline.)

Also, inflation and interest rates were between 6 and 8% for 1978 and 1978, climbing well into the double digits for 1979 and 1980.

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NetworkKed  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:29:09am

re: #280 The Pie Overlord!

I remember a similar story from several years ago. Who even needs Hobby Lobby, I get all my craft supplies at Michael’s & Joann & Etsy. (All Etsy now)

huh, I was not aware Etsy did hobby supply? I may have to go shop there.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:29:56am
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cat-tikvah  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:31:36am

re: #289 dangerman

Keep all the receipts. No one walks. No one escapes their complicity.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:32:35am

re: #293 sagehen

The Iranian revolution, hostage crisis, and failed rescue get a lot of credit for that. Ted Koppel hosted a TV news show about it 1/2 hr a day every day for more than a year. (after the hostages were freed, the show became Nightline.)

Also, inflation and interest rates were between 6 and 8% for 1978 and 1978, climbing well into the double digits for 1979 and 1980.

Also the Southern Strategy. Which can’t be used twice.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:33:02am

Coronavirus is spiraling out of control in the Nebraska Panhandle. The highest number of cases recorded was October 14, with fifty-four. Yesterday there were twenty-three more.

Total is now 1,237, of which 275 are active. All towns but three have at least one active case (mine, Lisco, and Llewellyn excepted). Deaths remain at 11.

Women and girls are still 2/3 of cases, and the most cases by age are 20-29 followed by 10-19. The largest school district in the region (Scottsbluff Public Schools) went back on their statement in April they would close if PPHD’s risk assessment was “high,” they are going to power through no matter how many children and staff they make sick.

pphd.org

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:35:22am

re: #276 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

Black Banner With Arabic Writing Placed on Citizens Tower (Lubbock)(LGF 2/15/16)

OH NOES! ISIS and Shariah law have invaded my hometown! Block the roads, close the airport, man the barricades!

Oh, wait. The banner does in fact say “Love is for all.” How insidious!

(Citizens Tower is a decrepit 15 story office building that the city got stuck with when the previous owner went bankrupt and no private buyer could be found. There were proposals to implode it but even that would have cost millions. At one point it appeared that the structure might demolish itself: In 2011, several of the half ton marble trim slabs fell off, one of them crushing a state police car on the street below. Nobody was hurt but the trim was removed forthwith.)

The culprit was speedily identified:
Lubbock Police Arrest Suspect for Hanging Arabic Banner

Kyle Alexander Holub, dangerous Middle-Eastern operative.

The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, Holub paid a token fine and went on his way.
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:37:10am
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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:38:17am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:38:22am
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:39:30am

re: #290 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The GOP’s Russia-rot goes all the way to the bottom and, in fact, started there. Getting rid of Cheeto himself is a necessary step but it is only the tiniest part of the whole picture. Local and state GOP operatives and their propaganda complex (evangelical cults, yokel talk radio, corrupt ad agencies) must not be allowed to slide or it will be the same thing all over again with a different demogogue.

You got that right, Shiplord. If they get a pass again we’ll have Gym Neighbors Jordan and KKKotton doubling down on the Trump shit in 2024.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:40:05am

re: #296 cat-tikvah

Keep all the receipts. No one walks. No one escapes their complicity.

time and distance do not temper this

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danarchy  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:40:22am

re: #282 jaunte

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Those numbers seem awfully low for broadcast TV. A quick google shows 6.3 million viewers for Trump and 6.9 million for Biden.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:40:38am

re: #301 (((Archangel1)))

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:41:40am

And on Today’s Episode of STUPID TREK!

A California man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to kidnap a child from a Hispanic nanny because he felt she shouldn’t be caring for a white child,

fox5sandiego.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:42:57am

re: #265 Dr. Matt

While I was driving in today I had MSNBC on Sirius. They had a report where they interviewed so-called “undecided voters:”. In summary:

Fuck this librul media.

Independents are always temporarily embarrassed Republicans. All they need is some sort of excuse or rationalisation to wave away their nominal independence or undecidedness to pull the lever for the magic R.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:44:47am

re: #305 danarchy

Those numbers are for the You Tube channels of the two networks. Not sure what time frame that covers, I think it’s the live viewing numbers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:45:15am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Had Trump been able to present some sort of vaccine in October, many of his supporters would be really caught in a massive maelstrom of conflicting realities

Hypocrisy is a feature and tool of conservatism, not a bug. They would have flipped like a light switch to suddenly support a vaccine effort so they could rationalise pulling the lever for the magic R.

It really is a religion.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:46:14am

re: #308 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Independents are always temporarily embarrassed Republicans. All they need is some sort of excuse or rationalisation to wave away their nominal independence or undecidedness to pull the lever for the magic R.

Bingo. I vividly recall the surge of “independents” around 18 months after dubyah won re-election and the country and his war were turning to complete shit.

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sagehen  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:50:13am

re: #305 danarchy

Those numbers seem awfully low for broadcast TV. A quick google shows 6.3 million viewers for Trump and 6.9 million for Biden.

the numbers in that tweet were for YouTube live streaming.

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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:52:59am
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jaunte  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:53:14am

Variety numbers:

Biden drew 12.7 million total viewers on the Disney-owned network, while Trump drew 10.4 million in the same 9-10 p.m. time slot on NBC. Across the entire runtime, the Biden town hall averaged 12.3 million viewers. In terms of the fast national 18-49 demographic, Biden is comfortably on top with a 2.6 rating to Trump’s 1.7.
variety.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:53:38am

re: #289 dangerman

right
the gop of course wont do it, so it’s up to us to be sure no one forgets (or gets to bury it)

Sen. Ben Sasse already tried on his Wednesday call when he went on the off-the-cuff rant about Trump to constituents. He’s trying to distance himself from Trump, because he wants a future in the GOP.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:56:41am

re: #308 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Independents are always temporarily embarrassed Republicans. All they need is some sort of excuse or rationalisation to wave away their nominal independence or undecidedness to pull the lever for the magic R.

I am technically a registered independent. It’s to avoid spam email, walk-up electioneering, etc. I am definitely not an embarrassed repub. But, in general I agree with your analysis.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:56:53am

re: #313 (((Archangel1)))

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:59:06am

Alma mater of actor Tommy Lee Jones and former First Lady Laura Bush:

MISD community members react to Midland Lee’s new name, Legacy High School

MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - Midland ISD Board of Trustees voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School to Legacy High School. After months of deliberation and three nominations by the Citizen’s Committee, trustees voted on a completely new name.

Christian Shedwin says it has been a personal topic over the course of several months as he is a Robert E. Lee alum and a black man.

“I think this was very important that it was done while I was alive and very important for the kids that come after me that look just like me,” said Shedwin. “I was a Lee grad who participated in band, choir, theater, and orchestra. You know, I danced with the Dixie Dolls, I was a TMEA All-Stater, and I don’t think that a name on the building would’ve taken away from any of those things. So to say that it was going to erase the history - it’s just not true.”

Of course, there were neo-confederate critics, pretending that Bobby Lee will now be erased from history, just as Hitler was in Germany after the new regime outlawed naming things for him.

But for President of “Save Lee Rebels.” Carie McNeil, it is wiping away 60 years of tradition.

“We have people that have gone on and done amazing things from Lee High School, and that’s not going to be a legacy. You start over. I don’t care what they say.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 8:59:45am

re: #316 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I am technically a registered independent. It’s to avoid spam email, walk-up electioneering, etc. I am definitely not an embarrassed repub. But, in general I agree with your analysis.

Fair enough. Let me amend that to “almost always.”

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:05:13am

re: #318 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Addendum: Lee High School opened in 1961, during a massive revival of Confederate symbolism in response to the Civil Rights movement and at the height of the feel-good “Lost Cause” celebration that characterized the Civil War Centennial.
Midland was founded in 1881 and had no connection to the Civil War.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:05:54am

Nearly 200,000 Nebraskans have already voted in 2020 election (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)

The number represents 1/4 of all votes cast in 2016.

Nebraska election officials said they had no way to break out its returned ballots by date but said 235,033 people voted early in 2016, including military and overseas ballots and several rural precincts that vote entirely by mail.

Several states have taken steps to make early voting easier since 2016. Nebraska and its counties sent ballot request postcards to every voter this year.

The state’s 2020 early voting numbers are being boosted by Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

Douglas and Sarpy Counties are Omaha and suburbs (NE-2, now leaning blue against Trump).

Rural counties already have mandatory vote-by-mail whereas cities require requesting an absentee ballot (mail ballots are called absentee ballots in state law so everyone in a rural county gets an absentee ballot). By law, absentee ballots are “no excuse required.”

I’m not sure if this shows a blue trend here (although it probably does in NE-2, particularly in the races between Trump and Biden, and Rep. Bacon and Eastman).

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:05:59am

Another local observation:(a little wordy, but I have a point, promise)

I live in a pretty wealthy area, when we moved here in the early 90s, the houses were mostly like mine, built in the 70s, a bit run down, but still pretty nice single family homes, on maybe a half to 3/4 of an acre on a two lane road. We bought the place for 105K and spent probably another 50K over the years on a total remodel, new siding, a couple of porch/deck rebuilding, new windows and doors, pool liners, a fence, etc.

Today there are subdivisions all around us, and the road is 4 lanes. Those newer homes start in the high 300s and there are some single standing homes that are a couple million (including one hideous mess down the road that will end up being 4 or more mil), the lower priced new houses are mostly in “adult communities”, like the one next to us.

I belong to several facebook local yard sale/things for sale pages and every day I’m seeing sales in the newer neighborhoods. Like whole house furnishings, clothing, cars, kitchen stuff, toys, TVs, the whole nine yards. In October, and when I say whole house furnishings, I mean bedroom, living room, dining room, bookcases, etc. This is a rare thing, maybe someone has a moving sale here and there, or yard sales in the spring, and it’s rarely the fancy houses, it’s folks like me and mine. This is new thing, so I wonder how many of these families are nearly bankrupt now and have to get out while they can. This is bad sign for this area, lots of money here, which keeps the local economy humming. But things are not ever going back to normal here, and if that’s how it is here, I cannot imagine living in an even less stable local economy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:07:27am

re: #318 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

“We have people that have gone on and done amazing things from Lee High School, and that’s not going to be a legacy. You start over. I don’t care what they say.”

Okay, tear down the school and build a new one.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:12:51am

Archdiocese of Omaha probe substantiates sexual misconduct allegations against deceased priest (Omaha World-Herald)

An Archdiocese of Omaha investigation substantiated multiple accusations of sexual misconduct with minors made against the late Rev. Theodore “Ted” Richling.

The archdiocese informed the Douglas County Attorney’s Office after it received complaints against Richling last summer.

The archdiocese concluded its internal investigation in September, according to a press release from Deacon Timothy F. McNeil.

Richling died in December 2019. He was ordained in 1971 and served at several rural and urban parishes in northeast Nebraska, according to the press release.

“The Archdiocese of Omaha remains committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults, the prevention of abuse, healing for victims of abuse and cooperating with civil authorities,” the press release said. “Anyone concerned about the actions of a member of the clergy or any church worker should contact law enforcement.”

(more, the Archdiocese offers an outreach telephone number for victims to contact outside assistance and the police)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:18:02am

re: #295 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

BREAKING: Donald Trump Has At Least $1 Billion In Debt, More Than Twice The Amount He Suggested

and Twitter is cool with that?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:20:02am
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:24:07am

Governor Hogan’s Zeroes voted for…Ronald Reagan.

It’s so hard to decide between a brain-dead President and a dead President, isn’t it Larry?

talkingpointsmemo.com

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:26:41am

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sen. Ben Sasse already tried on his Wednesday call when he went on the off-the-cuff rant about Trump to constituents. He’s trying to distance himself from Trump, because he wants a future in the GOP.

i saw that
he’ll still vote 100% R, of course

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:28:38am

re: #316 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I am technically a registered independent. It’s to avoid spam email, walk-up electioneering, etc. I am definitely not an embarrassed repub. But, in general I agree with your analysis.

i was a registered independent for years (40+) - for the same reason
no one’s gonna label me!!
i wasnt invested in the primaries
and always voted D anyway

two years ago i said enough and now we are all active dems.

the water’s fine. everyone should jump in.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:43:31am

re: #329 dangerman

i was a registered independent for years (40+) - for the same reason
no one’s gonna label me!!
i wasnt invested in the primaries
and always voted D anyway

two years ago i said enough and now we are all active dems.

the water’s fine. everyone should jump in.

We don’t have the concept of registering for a specific party up here, but I’ll be a reliable Democratic vote for as long as they stay sane and rational.

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wrenchwench  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:47:25am

re: #329 dangerman

[…]

two years ago i said enough and now we are all active dems.

the water’s fine. everyone should jump in.

Alternatives:

Make the system operate without parties (not in this lifetime)

Make a new party (I tried that in the 80s, not gonna happen)

Make the party we have better (the water’s fine)

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:48:29am

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201011 edition ———————————->
“They Only Come Out at Night”

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:48:40am

The people who hold all the power and commit all the crimes with no consequences are whining that they are the most oppressed victims of all time!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:49:47am

re: #154 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

He can’t denounce QAnon because they’re some of the few supporters he has left. I mean, don’t get me wrong - Trump is absolutely odious enough to be a QAnon believer himself; remember that Trump was a Birther. But even if he doesn’t personally believe it, he’ll never denounce it as long as the people who do believe it still support him.

Trump is a liar about everything. He may have promoted Birtherism but I am 100% confident that he never believed in it. It’s his followers who are the idiot believers, not him. There are only two things he cares about: personal wealth and respect. And he doesn’t have either but puts up a good front that deceives tens of millions of Americans. He is also a complete racist — but then again, so are his supporters.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:51:18am

re: #333 The Pie Overlord!

The people who hold all the power and commit all the crimes with no consequences are whining that they are the most oppressed victims of all time!

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Dear @jack:

Why did you let Satan’s Tinkerbelle back on Twitter?

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:53:08am

re: #200 Belafon

There’s an Actblue link here: balloon-juice.com

Money helps but it doesn’t guarantee success. Eric Cantor had all the money in the world but was defeated in his primary. And again, these figures are all deceptive since they don’t include dark money and super-pacs which upend the financial aspects of campaigns.

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Charmingly Persistent  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:54:08am

re: #308 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Independents are always temporarily embarrassed Republicans. All they need is some sort of excuse or rationalisation to wave away their nominal independence or undecidedness to pull the lever for the magic R.

Thankfully, no. Almost of a third of Colorado’s registered voters are independent, so if they voted Republican we would be Wyoming instead of bluish-purple.

You are right in a way though - most of the independents are not undecided or somewhere in between. Most of them almost always vote for the same party and just don’t want to be members for their own reasons.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:54:18am

It’s been over a month since I wrote a letter to the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, let’s see if they print my new one, responding to a religious wingnut.

His original letter: starherald.com

I’m writing in response to Mr. Ken Trevithick’s letter from Oct. 16.

Rewording his first sentences: As an American veteran myself, I am deeply concerned about the direction the Republican Party is trying to move our nation. The authoritarianism that is being presented and illiberal philosophies being proposed should alarm anyone who knows the foundational platform of the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence was a statement to the world about the reasons the Colonies rebelled: That a tyrant king ran roughshod over his subjects’ rights, and Parliament did not heed cries for relief.

What is law in the USA is the Constitution. That lists no god or religion as the basis of our secular government, the very first established in the world, which respects any faith and none. It respects the people.

The world’s largest socialist organization is the US military; the Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Christian Socialist minister.

The part of the Declaration of Independence which is most important: That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

That’s all the governed, not just a particular religious sect. The best protection of religion in the USA is a government which stays out of the affairs of religious views.

The Soviet Union’s constitution guaranteed freedom of religion. They didn’t have it because of soldiers and political minders in the churches.

You don’t want a government “based on God.” Such a government would necessarily dictate what God wants. Theocracy rarely works out well for those not aligned with the theocrats.

Alexis de Tocqueville in his book “Democracy in America” written at the start of the XIX Century, noted that in his travels the USA had a flourishing religious life, not because of government involvement in religion but specifically because government stayed out of religion and religion stayed out of government.

As a disabled vet who served under my country’s flag and as an atheist, I hope my rights would be respected. Theocracies rarely work out for people like me.

As for socialism, when people band together to form a government to do that which individuals cannot, that is socialism. Police, the military, roads, public schools, disaster relief, Social Security, all of it. That word has been used as a thought-stopper by conservatives for over a hundred years.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:55:04am

re: #241 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

NBC has been Trump’s greatest enabler in the media. Don’t forget that he was once their employee.

Yep. If it weren’t for NBC and The Apprentice, Trump would likely be bankrupt for real now; and definitely not president of this nation.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:56:00am

re: #265 Dr. Matt

While I was driving in today I had MSNBC on Sirius. They had a report where they interviewed so-called “undecided voters:”. In summary:

Fuck this librul media.

You have to be a moron to be undecided at this point.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:56:52am
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Teukka  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:59:23am

[Sauce]

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:59:29am

re: #239 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Nancy and Ronnie were in many ways Melon and Donnie but in a different era. Fortunately, I think the further we get passed the Reagan presidency some of the mythos will fade. It is funny hearing from people like Ted Cruz and Rubio who were teenagers in the Reagan years though waxing poetic about how great Reagan was.

Not completely fair here: Nancy and Ronnie were truly in love with each other and a devoted couple. He let himself be guided by her; she wasn’t a mere prop.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 9:59:40am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:01:52am

An explanation about the CDC study which Trump falsely claimed showed that 85% of mask wearers contract covid. amp.cnn.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:02:32am
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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:03:02am

re: #333 The Pie Overlord!

Well, at least they still have Russia!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:03:26am

re: #345 NO SMOCKING GUN!

An explanation about the CDC study which Trump falsely claimed showed that 85% of mask wearers contract covid. amp.cnn.com

An effective point-by-point explanation.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:04:38am

re: #348 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

An effective point-by-point explanation.

Which anti-mask activists won’t read as they parrot Trump’s lie.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:04:52am

re: #346 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

A man beheaded someone in the street in Paris today.

Hardly the first time. mon ami.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:05:06am

re: #349 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Which anti-mask activists won’t read as they parrot Trump’s lie.

No, but it’s good to have in the back pocket for whenever one of those covidiots decides they’re going to say something about it in my presence.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:08:20am

re: #337 Charmingly Persistent

Thankfully, no. Almost of a third of Colorado’s registered voters are independent, so if they voted Republican we would be Wyoming instead of bluish-purple.

You are right in a way though - most of the independents are not undecided or somewhere in between. Most of them almost always vote for the same party and just don’t want to be members for their own reasons.

There is a small faction of true independents, who usually vote against the status quo. They broke for Trump in ‘16, and they are breaking for Biden now. Trump’s only real hope is that his strategy to activate nonvoting whites without a college degree through social media works. Its a long shot.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:09:35am

re: #339 Hecuba’s daughter

Lets not forget Joe and Mika on MSNBC letting Trump call in to their show and putting him on air pretty much from the day he announced he was running. Lots of free air time. They hated Hillary more than they loved their country, and now they spend time being all outraged but they still run to “both sides do it-ism” when they have nowhere else to go. The Husband has taken to watching them almost every morning, and it makes me want to throw something most of the time.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:12:09am

re: #337 Charmingly Persistent

Thankfully, no. Almost of a third of Colorado’s registered voters are independent, so if they voted Republican we would be Wyoming instead of bluish-purple.

You are right in a way though - most of the independents are not undecided or somewhere in between. Most of them almost always vote for the same party and just don’t want to be members for their own reasons.

California is another example of this.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:13:45am

re: #346 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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We are not alone:

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:13:47am

Follow-up to my Wednesday story here about my second-hand exposure to someone who has COVID:

As it turns out, the woman with Covid was diagnosed over the phone by a nurse in her doctor’s office and never had an official test. The nurse said she didn’t require one because she had “classic” symptoms. My good friend (her landlord) just called me to tell me that I’m costing her money because she is going to get a COVID test now due to my insistence that you can be contagious even if you’re asymptomatic. Apparently insurance covers only part of the cost and she’s going to have $70 out-of-pocket charge. This is ridiculous that you have to pay money to see if you are contagious — or is the charge due to the fact that the woman did not an official confirmed diagnosis.

Illinois appears once again in the midst of an uncontrolled pandemic in terms of number of cases (but maybe due to more testing?) and the deaths are creeping up, but at least still far below what they were at the height of the disease back in May.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:15:23am

In other news Boris Johnson is saying that negotiations are effectively over and there is going to be a no deal Brexit, though the sides were supposed to still be talking today. Maybe its just a negotiating tactic, but as I understand it, there is no option for kicking the can down the road, and they are out of time.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:15:30am

re: #51 teleskiguy

Spready Krueger is retweeting random low-follower-count Twitter accounts.

“Spready Krueger” is awesome! Is that yours?

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:15:57am

re: #336 Hecuba’s daughter

Money helps but it doesn’t guarantee success. Eric Cantor had all the money in the world but was defeated in his primary. And again, these figures are all deceptive since they don’t include dark money and super-pacs which upend the financial aspects of campaigns.

I donated to the Gary Peters campaign and suddenly began to receive an email begging for more money EVERY FUCKING HOUR. It was impossible to unsubscribe from the list so I had to spamblock it, and about a bazillion other campaigns that it shared my email with.

I also received a phone call, which I answered (I normally never pick up these type of calls) and told them yes, I have already voted for Gary Peters and the volunteer then asked for more money which I said SPAMMING ME WITH DOZENS OF EMAILS EVERY DAY IS NOT THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:16:42am

re: #346 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

There can be only one.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:20:37am

re: #357 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In other news Boris Johnson is saying that negotiations are effectively over and there is going to be a no deal Brexit, though the sides were supposed to still be talking today. Maybe its just a negotiating tactic, but as I understand it, there is no option for kicking the can down the road, and they are out of time.

What does that mean WRT NI? Will there need to be a hard border again between the Republic of Ireland and NI? But isn’t that outlawed by the Good Friday Agreement? So what happens then?

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:20:43am

re: #353 A Mom Anon

Lets not forget Joe and Mika on MSNBC letting Trump call in to their show and putting him on air pretty much from the day he announced he was running. Lots of free air time. They hated Hillary more than they loved their country, and now they spend time being all outraged but they still run to “both sides do it-ism” when they have nowhere else to go. The Husband has taken to watching them almost every morning, and it makes me want to throw something most of the time.

I refuse to watch or listen to Morning Joke and Meek—ugh!

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:21:11am

re: #353 A Mom Anon

Lets not forget Joe and Mika on MSNBC letting Trump call in to their show and putting him on air pretty much from the day he announced he was running. Lots of free air time. They hated Hillary more than they loved their country, and now they spend time being all outraged but they still run to “both sides do it-ism” when they have nowhere else to go. The Husband has taken to watching them almost every morning, and it makes me want to throw something most of the time.

Given what Joe was saying — in print — about DT at the same time, I’m not sure free publicity was what they had in mind. They might have wanted to show what a wack-job he was. (I didn’t and don’t watch Morning Joe.) Didn’t have that effect, obviously.

The both-siderism is strong with them, I agree.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:21:38am

re: #358 Jebediah, RBG

It’s Jimmy Kimmel’s, but I stole it yesterday (and I did credit him) and brought it here and it stuck. It’s my new favorite name, and it’s almost Halloween, so it fits in with the season and festivities, WINNING!

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BeachDem  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:23:10am

In the “no good deeds go unpunished” category, decided to give Gary Peters a few bucks. ActBlue was acting weird so I started over. Somehow, I ended up doing two donations—one for $24 (my original intent) and another for fucking $250 (not my original intent) Trying to see if I can get a refund on the $250. Arrgggh.

(not the actual sticker, but true nonetheless)

Took all of 10 minutes at a close by library. Well-organized, 5 people doing check in, about 8 machines. Only problem I had was that the room was really noisy so I couldn’t hear what the check-in lady was saying to me and she was getting very irritated. We don’t have actual early voting—just in-person absentee if you have an approved reason (I voted as an old.)

Could have done straight Dem ticket, but wanted to check the box next to Jaime Harrison’s name in particular, so went long form.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:23:25am

re: #341 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

these were not coordinated events with a common producer
there’s nothing to compare for ‘fairness’

at best they can be seen as “equal time” in which one of the participants limited his time to 60 minutes and then left, while the other took questions for 90 minutes and kept going after the show ended

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John Hughes  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:23:39am

re: #346 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Nitpicking, but Conflans Ste Honorine is not Paris, hell, it’s not even in the petite couronne, it’s 24 Km from Paris.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:23:48am

re: #361 Hecuba’s daughter

What does that mean WRT NI? Will there need to be a hard border again between the Republic of Ireland and NI? But isn’t that outlawed by the Good Friday Agreement? So what happens then?

Biden’s actually been talking about that. It’s a legitimate worry for people on both sides of that border and it’s a personal issue to me since part of my family comes from the ROI-NI border. I’m for unification but I do not want the return of sectarian violence.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:24:10am

re: #364 A Mom Anon

It’s Jimmy Kimmel’s, but I stole it yesterday (and I did credit him) and brought it here and it stuck. It’s my new favorite name, and it’s almost Halloween, so it fits in with the season and festivities, WINNING!

I love Jimmy K. I could bow down before him for coining “Spready Kruger”!

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:26:23am

re: #359 The Pie Overlord!

I donated to the Gary Peters campaign and suddenly began to receive an email begging for more money EVERY FUCKING HOUR. It was impossible to unsubscribe from the list so I had to spamblock it, and about a bazillion other campaigns that it shared my email with.

I also received a phone call, which I answered (I normally never pick up these type of calls) and told them yes, I have already voted for Gary Peters and the volunteer then asked for more money which I said SPAMMING ME WITH DOZENS OF EMAILS EVERY DAY IS NOT THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT.

One of the CA House races is doing the same thing to me, and since Peters is also on my list, I expect his emails to start piling up any minute now.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:29:58am

re: #368 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Biden’s actually been talking about that. It’s a legitimate worry for people on both sides of that border and it’s a personal issue to me since part of my family comes from the ROI-NI border. I’m for unification but I do not want the return of sectarian violence.

ROI has really been transformed since the days of sectarian violence. After all, the prior Taoiseach was gay. So it’s possible that the citizens of NI would be comfortable with the new secular ROI.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:30:11am

re: #365 BeachDem

Credit card company can help if you donated from a linked account.

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BeachDem  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:30:12am

re: #370 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

One of the CA House races is doing the same thing to me, and since Peters is also on my list, I expect his emails to start piling up any minute now.

I think I’m on every list for every candidate in the country. I get more than 100 emails a day, not to mention about 20 texts and 10 or so phone calls (that I don’t answer.) I tell myself that hitting the delete button is a small price to pay for trying to salvage what’s left of our country.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:30:25am

re: #365 BeachDem

In the “no good deeds go unpunished” category, decided to give Gary Peters a few bucks. ActBlue was acting weird so I started over. Somehow, I ended up doing two donations—one for $24 (my original intent) and another for fucking $250 (not my original intent) Trying to see if I can get a refund on the $250. Arrgggh.

[Embedded content]

(not the actual sticker, but true nonetheless)

Took all of 10 minutes at a close by library. Well-organized, 5 people doing check in, about 8 machines. Only problem I had was that the room was really noisy so I couldn’t hear what the check-in lady was saying to me and she was getting very irritated. We don’t have actual early voting—just in-person absentee if you have an approved reason (I voted as an old.)

Could have done straight Dem ticket, but wanted to check the box next to Jaime Harrison’s name in particular, so went long form.

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Teukka  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:31:25am

[Sauce]

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:31:28am
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:32:50am

re: #373 BeachDem

I tell myself that hitting the delete button is a small price to pay for trying to salvage what’s left of our country.

As do I. Actually, most of them go directly to spam and are deleted automatically.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:33:20am

re: #373 BeachDem

I think I’m on every list for every candidate in the country. I get more than 100 emails a day, not to mention about 20 texts and 10 or so phone calls (that I don’t answer.) I tell myself that hitting the delete button is a small price to pay for trying to salvage what’s left of our country.

we donated a lot this year and to a lot of candidates so ditto the emails - a lot of ‘select all’ and delete
not getting the texts or phone calls thank goodness

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NetworkKed  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:33:30am

I donated to Obama in 08 and 12. Tossed a few bucks at Actblue tickers at BJ and GOS over the years.

I abandoned the email I used for that for a variety of reasons, but one of the big ones was the never-ending deluge of spam. If I ever donate again, I’m going to stand up a dedicated email just for that.

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BeachDem  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:34:14am

re: #374 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:34:15am

re: #378 dangerman

we donated a lot this year and to a lot of candidates so ditto the emails - a lot of ‘select all’ and delete
not getting the texts or phone calls thank goodness

Texts, a fair number. Phone calls, very few.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:35:41am

re: #371 Hecuba’s daughter

ROI has really been transformed since the days of sectarian violence. After all, the prior Taoiseach was gay. So it’s possible that the citizens of NI would be comfortable with the new secular ROI.

Yeah the ROI is a liberal place now. I’ve been twice since 2009 including living a month in Galway City. The Irish people are intimately familiar with the experience of immigration so IMO anti-immigrant populism and thus rabid anti EU attitudes haven’t happened there to the same extent it did in the UK. Taoiseach Varnakar is also a child of an immigrant himself as well. That said, NI did have some sectarian divides on Brexit though it like the Scots did vote to remain the EU though not to the same extent.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:36:18am

re: #379 NetworkKed

I donated to Obama in 08 and 12. Tossed a few bucks at Actblue tickers at BJ and GOS over the years.

I abandoned the email I used for that for a variety of reasons, but one of the big ones was the never-ending deluge of spam. If I ever donate again, I’m going to stand up a dedicated email just for that.

Yeah I know its part of the campaign business but the emails get overwhelming.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:37:03am

re: #380 BeachDem

UrIAoWpHgWha601sKJhX+QN2d7+W+rUHqJIqYhomlDjKQ2tkgUT0uPJqz0UgS8ro3LpjR+LvW2igGGOIhnRJPsoRcwKuGVCvNfkQQJRq1BiruKoxa8LizkZrQHzdEdtEUB+3d+1X4HnNKIq/e2WyEMlJFzW1+vVt78qGnpHWrpx8QMfsVmGW5dlbC0gdsD+Pvdr+UQrycBJl07TAiaTTLWQFWfzVN0FhAb5r5fnvV+aUCq1o6KL8jCFUvKQe/fAoAha8UQlvreJ6GMGhZ/mIjV08WGBvSqnQxQbiAfZKDSXyPo2wDIhLVK3TUzokmfghuxw2B+o4v0paSdISTNrkahV/hZcLKwZ1P//RxaV8YRs=

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John Hughes  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:37:50am

re: #375 Teukka

My favourite bit in the Bible. Sheep and goats, motherfucker.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:41:05am

You know, I think when Joe and Kamala win this election, I am going to troll all the conservative assholes I know with the theme song to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:43:22am
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BeachDem  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:44:07am

...

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BeachDem  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:50:10am

re: #384 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:54:32am

re: #387 dangerman

But not to his cult. They all agree with the official GOP assessment that he knocked it out of the park. Sometimes it seems that the cult has a perverted version of the “Shallow Hal” perception filter, where instead of displaying the inner beauty of a person, the filter converts Trump’s outer ugliness into a marvel of beauty and delight.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:54:58am

Midday entertainment

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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:55:40am

re: #342 Teukka

[Embedded content]

My favorite comment from the source:
“Why would someone stir a vacuum?”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:57:13am

re: #379 NetworkKed

I donated to Obama in 08 and 12. Tossed a few bucks at Actblue tickers at BJ and GOS over the years.

I abandoned the email I used for that for a variety of reasons, but one of the big ones was the never-ending deluge of spam. If I ever donate again, I’m going to stand up a dedicated email just for that.

I never donated to any campaign until the 2016 Primaries. I donated once to Bernie Sanders. I received a few followups from his campaign, but unsubscribing was simple.

Most of my spammy E-mail comes from veterans groups.

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A Cranky One  Oct 16, 2020 • 10:57:52am

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dangerman  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:01:18am
Paulette Dale, a registered Republican who told President Trump he had a nice smile at last night’s town hall event on NBC, told the Miami New Times she’s going to vote for Joe Biden

So that’s what schadenfreude smells like

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:01:31am
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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:02:48am
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Belafon  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:03:14am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:07:06am

re: #397 Belafon

Looks like Trump is actively trying to help Collins’ campaign.

So where is this Trump health care proposal? Except for M4All, there isn’t an alternative to the Republican designed ACA.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:07:11am

On declassification of Mueller report
More tweets in thread

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Jay C  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:10:10am

re: #397 Belafon

Ok, I realize it’s Trump, but WTF….

opening up 5000 square miles of Ocean to Maine,

What did he do?
Unilaterally extend their “territorial waters”??
Boost their lobster quotas? What?

Oh, and FSC as well: if this crap helps send her off to retirement, I won’t complain.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:11:05am

re: #375 Teukka

[Embedded content]

Your own…personal….homeless…Jesus….

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John Hughes  Oct 16, 2020 • 11:31:35am

re: #367 John Hughes

Oh, yeah, and as for why.

The current story is that the father of a highschooler, enraged that a history teacher had shown the cartoons of Mohammad to the children in class, killed the teacher before being shot dead by the Brigade anti-Criminalité.

The detail being that Charb, editor of Charlie Hebdo, was born in Conflans.

Edit: and, of course that is all bollocks.

The attacker has been identified as a young man of 18 years with no known connection to the school or the teacher.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 16, 2020 • 2:11:51pm

re: #364 A Mom Anon

It’s Jimmy Kimmel’s, but I stole it yesterday (and I did credit him) and brought it here and it stuck. It’s my new favorite name, and it’s almost Halloween, so it fits in with the season and festivities, WINNING!

A thief who gives credit is forever a credit to noble thievery!


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