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1
Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:02:20pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:04:27pm

I really fear a replay of what Grandma Bacon told me about the second wave of the 1918 flu when morgues became overloaded and the DC City government used eminent domain to commander industrial warehouses to temporarily store corpses.

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jaunte  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:07:34pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:13:24pm

re: #3 jaunte

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Kristi Noem has a special place in hell. Sure, the bikers were going to ride to Sturgis anyway, but she didn’t have to sanction it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:13:28pm

After Trump leaves office does he still get access to classified info and shit?

Because if so….hoooo boy, that could be problematic.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:13:58pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

After Trump leaves office does he still get access to classified info and shit?

Because if so….hoooo boy, that could be problematic.

No, he does not. Former Presidents are ordinary citizens with Secret Service bodyguards.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:15:26pm

re: #4 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Kristi Noem has a special place in hell. Sure, the bikers were going to ride to Sturgis anyway, but she didn’t have to sanction it.

Seems the only GOP governors who aren’t hell bent on killing people are DeWine, Hogan and Baker.

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gwangung  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:15:27pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

He’ll just babble classified info for the rest of his days….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:17:33pm

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

No, he does not. Former Presidents are ordinary citizens with Secret Service bodyguards.

Okay, that’s what I thought I just wanted to be sure.

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:19:14pm

re: #8 gwangung

He’ll just babble classified info for the rest of his days….

He can tell them everything he’s read.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:21:49pm

He’ll be incardinated at the minimum-0security satellite facility
I’m assuming here

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jaunte  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:22:39pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:24:08pm
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:29:45pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

#Biden family have stolen money from the Chinese people to enrich themselves.

This is what’s supposed to energize the RWNJs?

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teleskiguy  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:31:15pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:32:40pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

DEE LIGHT FULL!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:41:26pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:43:16pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:43:54pm

re: #2 🌹UOJB!

I really fear a replay of what Grandma Bacon told me about the second wave of the 1918 flu when morgues became overloaded and the DC City government used eminent domain to commander industrial warehouses to temporarily store corpses.

We have already seen it, The mass graves in NYC & refrigerated trailers outside of hospitals because the morgs couldn’t handle the bodies. tRump owns this.

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gwangung  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:45:41pm

re: #19 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

We have already seen it, The mass graves in NYC & refrigerated trailers outside of hospitals because the morgs couldn’t handle the bodies. tRump owns this.

The idiots think that can’t happen again. Or to them.

Keep trying to “open up” schools and restaurants. Keep having your motorcycle rallies. The virus doesn’t care. It’s coming for you.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:46:50pm

re: #19 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

We have already seen it, The mass graves in NYC & refrigerated trailers outside of hospitals because the morgs couldn’t handle the bodies. tRump owns this.

Karma is coming for Trump and the Killer Republicans.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:47:17pm
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calochortus  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:48:20pm

re: #20 gwangung

The idiots think that can’t happen again. Or to them.

Keep trying to “open up” schools and restaurants. Keep having your motorcycle rallies. The virus doesn’t care. It’s coming for you.

I swear some people must think getting through a first wave and a second wave means we’re done or something. This isn’t a case of crossing a minefield where once you’ve gone X distance you’re safe.

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BeachDem  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:50:41pm

Can somebody help an old lady out? I forgot how to make an image part of the header on a page instead of within the page itself. I know it’s not hard, but I can’t remember how to do it. Thanks in advance.

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teleskiguy  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:53:36pm

re: #24 BeachDem

Umm…

I think while you’re in the ‘Edit Page’ screen, go to your image library and just click on ‘Make Featured Image’ or some such. After that if you don’t want the image in the main page just delete the code in the main body of the page.

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fern01  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:56:46pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells @60Minutes COVID-19 numbers would have to “get really, really bad” before advocating national lockdown

What has trump done to Fauci’s brain. Look at NZ and Australia. Lockdowns work. 8-12 weeks is all it takes, followed by adequate testing and contact tracing.

The NZ Prime Minister easily won an election yesterday
theguardian.com
and the Queensland (Australia) premier will do the same at the end of the month.

Business and the economy will never recover until the virus is under control. Other than the maga deplorables, people are not shopping, sporting or having big family/local events. Most sane folks want to look after grandma, not kill her.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:57:45pm

Oh man I am so full. Steak with bearnaise is just ridiculously rich.

facebook.com

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fern01  Oct 17, 2020 • 7:59:30pm

re: #7 🌹UOJB!

Seems the only GOP governors who aren’t hell bent on killing people are DeWine, Hogan and Baker.

And Hogan voted for a dead ex president rather than Biden. Great guy.

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BeachDem  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:00:32pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

Umm…

I think while you’re in the ‘Edit Page’ screen, go to your image library and just click on ‘Make Featured Image’ or some such. After that if you don’t want the image in the main page just delete the code in the main body of the page.

Thank you. Thank you. I knew it was something simple (apparently not as simple as the person trying to do it.) Now it’s there—it’s kind of big, but hey, baby steps.

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fern01  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:03:31pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

From your link

Hunter is due to report to Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna on Jan. 4

I find it utterly weird that anyone is released after being sentenced. Most criminals are taken from the court in hand cuffs - is this a privilege of white collar crime or just for the very important people?

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Jay C  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:04:11pm

re: #8 gwangung

He’ll just babble classified info for the rest of his days….

Which will probably be less-damaging than it might seem, since WTH is going to give Trump any credibility on a thing? In office or out?

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:05:45pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:06:02pm

re: #27 Rightwingconspirator

Oh man I am so full. Steak with bearnaise is just ridiculously rich.

facebook.com

Looks good. Thanks for the pics.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:07:13pm
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BeachDem  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:07:38pm

re: #28 fern01

And Hogan voted for a dead ex president rather than Biden. Great guy.

And Ohio isn’t faring too well:

“When you look at the numbers this is the worst shape Ohio has been in,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said during his Thursday news conference on the state’s response to the pandemic.

and then…

Saturday marked the fourth straight day of Ohio recording more than 2,000 new cases. The state reported staggering statistics this week with 2,039 new cases on Wednesday, 2,178 on Thursday and 2,148 on Friday.

and yet…

Ohio election facilities cannot bar maskless voters from casting their ballots, Governor Mike DeWine said on Thursday, even in light of a statewide mandate requiring masks in public places.

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:08:18pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:08:45pm

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jaunte  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:10:39pm

re: #22 🌹UOJB!

proactiveinvestors.com

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:12:24pm

I’ve been using this name for quite a while and here at last is a good graphic.
Emperor Cheeto the Naked:

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jaunte  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:13:01pm
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jaunte  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:14:45pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:16:17pm

re: #36 Belafon

They can’t do a fucking thing UNTIL THEY WIN THE ELECTION. JFC, what does he want? I’d argue he is in a better position at this very minute to take some of his pile of money and give a struggling school district a hand or maybe pay some rents and mortgages to help people stay afloat. I do not get people that think one person in government can just sweep in and fix everything in a weekend. Gah! I wanna throw shit.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:16:53pm
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fern01  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:24:21pm

re: #35 BeachDem

And Ohio isn’t faring too well:

Saturday marked the fourth straight day of Ohio recording more than 2,000 new cases. The state reported staggering statistics this week with 2,039 new cases on Wednesday, 2,178 on Thursday and 2,148 on Friday.

and yet…

Ohio election facilities cannot bar maskless voters from casting their ballots, Governor Mike DeWine said on Thursday, even in light of a statewide mandate requiring masks in public places.

Ohio has a population of 12 million. Victoria (Australia) has half that number, but when they scored 1 day of over 700 cases (740 I think) in August, the state went into lockdown. It was a stronger lockdown in the capital city (5 million). Masks are compulsory, people could not travel further than 5km apart from permitted reasons (work, healthcare & similar), and a curfew. WFH was the norm for most people.

Today many of the restrictions were eased. There were 5 straight days of single figure cases & a 2 week average of 7.5.

Why is it so hard for the deplorables to understand these things? Fix the virus & you will fix the economy/business.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:28:08pm
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BigPapa  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:41:24pm
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Amory Blaine  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:44:08pm
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garzooma  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:47:28pm

re: #41 jaunte

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Snopes pumps the brakes on this:

This claim exaggerates the number of indictments under Trump, in particular, by counting the number of criminal charges filed, rather than the number of people indicted; and it includes the indictments of people who are not part of his administration, such as 25 Russians.

On the whole, however, the indictments under the three GOP presidents do dwarf those under the three Democrats.

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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:47:57pm

re: #46 BigPapa

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Poorly explain what you do for a living.

I get paid to be a half-assed landlord.

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BeachDem  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:52:23pm

re: #44 fern01

Ohio has a population of 12 million. Victoria (Australia) has half that number, but when they scored 1 day of over 700 cases (740 I think) in August, the state went into lockdown. It was a stronger lockdown in the capital city (5 million). Masks are compulsory, people could not travel further than 5km apart from permitted reasons (work, healthcare & similar), and a curfew. WFH was the norm for most people.

Today many of the restrictions were eased. There were 5 straight days of single figure cases & a 2 week average of 7.5.

Why is it so hard for the deplorables to understand these things? Fix the virus & you will fix the economy/business.

It comes down to DeWine might not be as big an asshole as some other even worse governors, but he is still (and always has been) an asshole.

‘Every alarm going off’ in Ohio’s COVID-19 data, but DeWine resists talk of new shutdown—Facing record-breaking diagnosis totals, Ohio’s governor makes the same plea he’s made since July

“There’s a limit to what a governor could do or should do,” he said. “We are at the point where we have to live with this virus. The consequences of going in and shutting things down again would be devastating, not just financially, but devastating to people in their individual lives. We do not want to be in a position to do that.”

He and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said they would likewise not move to curtail political events such as President Donald Trump’s rallies and would not enforce required mask-wearing at polls on Nov. 3.

wcpo.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:54:59pm

Tampa Bay Rays will play in the World Series.
Tomorrow’s game will determine if the Braves or Dodgers will represent the National League in the series

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bratwurst  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:56:04pm

I’ll take any good omen I can get!

[He’s talking about 2008 if you are not a baseball fan]

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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 8:58:46pm

re: #50 BeachDem

It comes down to DeWine might not be as big an asshole as some other even worse governors, but he is still (and always has been) an asshole.

‘Every alarm going off’ in Ohio’s COVID-19 data, but DeWine resists talk of new shutdown—Facing record-breaking diagnosis totals, Ohio’s governor makes the same plea he’s made since July

“There’s a limit to what a governor could do or should do,” he said. “We are at the point where we have to live with this virus. The consequences of going in and shutting things down again would be devastating, not just financially, but devastating to people in their individual lives. We do not want to be in a position to do that.”

He and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said they would likewise not move to curtail political events such as President Donald Trump’s rallies and would not enforce required mask-wearing at polls on Nov. 3.

wcpo.com

It’s what I’ve been saying for months: They gambled big on the idea that things would be back to “normal” by August, figuring that people would have “gotten over” the pandemic by the end of summer. Instead, all the summer did was kick a complicated if manageable outbreak into a national disaster due to too few governors wanting to be seen as “the bad guy.”

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:08:06pm

😄

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:09:56pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:10:27pm

re: #52 bratwurst

So I guess the Cubs should never win another World Series.

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plansbandc  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:11:16pm

re: #56 teleskiguy

I would be better for the world if they didn’t.

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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:20:02pm

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

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All these signs that the WH genuinely believes the gravy train’s about to go over a cliff, but yet we’re supposed to believe it’s the Biden campaign that’s scared.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:24:13pm

re: #58 Targetpractice

All these signs that the WH genuinely believes the gravy train’s about to go over a cliff, but yet we’re supposed to believe it’s the Biden campaign that’s scared.

A lame-duck Trump administration is gonna go bananas.

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:27:16pm

Just a thought: as Democrats are fixing the Judiciary, they should include the following:

since the executive cannot, in Justice Robert’s view, carry out its duties without explicit instructions from the legislative branch, we are assuming that the Judiciary cannot either, and therefore the head of each court must take bathroom breaks at ten am and three pm, and at no other times.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:27:39pm

re: #59 Dr Lizardo

A lame-duck Trump administration is gonna go bananas.

Along with a Republican Senate hell bent on going into sabotage mode to fuck Joe.

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:28:57pm

re: #61 🌹UOJB!

Along with a Republican Senate hell bent on going into sabotage mode to fuck Joe.

Not a whole lot the Senate can do, though, except approve people.

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:31:49pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:32:45pm

re: #62 Belafon

Not a whole lot the Senate can do, though, except approve people.

Which is all Mitch is going to do: Spend what little time there is before the holiday break approving the last boatload of Federalist Society judges, and then locking the doors to the Senate with a sign saying “Do Not Open Before Jan 3rd.”

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:35:46pm
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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:37:54pm

OMG:

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:38:43pm
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Kilroy was here  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:39:38pm

Got it today.

Filled it out and dropped it off rather than mailing it in.

A good Saturday’s work.

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:41:03pm

re: #68 Kilroy was here

Isn’t the Oregon way to die on the way to your destination?

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:41:10pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:41:43pm

I honestly expect it to be a rather bleak winter this year. There’s virtually no chance that Senate Repubs will sign off on another relief bill, which is going to mean spending the next two months listening to the media whine that Dems are the ones really holding things up by not allowing piecemeal legislation to save those parts of the economy that Repubs agree with. So that when Biden takes the oath of office in Jan, he’s going to inherit a deepening recession and a renewed interest in “austerity” from the assholes who just got done driving up the deficit to record highs.

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William Lewis  Oct 17, 2020 • 9:49:48pm

re: #66 Belafon

OMG:

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Baseball has been a game for cheaters and thugs since it began. The Astros were no different than dozens of other teams in the past. The pretence of baseball being something pure that they fouled is hilarious.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:00:55pm

re: #65 Belafon

I don’t know why I’m laughing so hard but that is hilarious!!

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BeachDem  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:03:58pm

re: #62 Belafon

Not a whole lot the Senate can do, though, except approve people.

Glad you’re here—Texas question—how is Wendy Davis doing against Chip Roy? I forgot she was running, and I always liked her. Just got an email about a Chicks/Connie Britton event next week and signed up (because I’m a sucker for these online events and I love the Chicks!)

Wednesday October 21st at 6pm CDT for our “Chicks for Wendy” event? Aptly named because we’ll be closing out this election with a star-studded, woman-centered grassroots event featuring The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks) as well as one of my dearest friends, Connie Britton, who you probably know from Friday Night Lights and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16)!!!

If you’re interested in doing so, you can RSVP here:
secure.actblue.com

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:06:04pm

Something to laugh at:

INCORRECT ADVERTISING LANGUAGE

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Our experienced Mom will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals, and smacks included.

Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.

Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

Stock up and save. Limit: one.

Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale.

3-year old teacher needed for preschool. Experience preferred.

Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with round bottom for efficient beating.

Girl wanted to assist magician in cutting-off-head illusion. Blue Cross and salary.

Dinner Special — Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00

For sale: antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers

Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too.

We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand.

For sale. Three canaries of undermined sex. Great Dames for sale.

Have several very old dresses from grandmother in beautiful condition.

Vacation Special: have your home exterminated. Get rid of aunts. Zap does the job in 24 hours.

Toaster: A gift that every member of the family appreciates. Automatically burns toast.

For Rent: 6-room hated apartment.

Man, honest. Will take anything.

Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated. Come here first.

Christmas tag-sale. Handmade gifts for the hard-to-find person.

Wanted: Hair cutter. Excellent growth potential.

Wanted. Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.

Our bikinis are exciting. They are simply the tops.

Wanted. Widower with school age children requires person to assume general housekeeping duties. Must be capable of contributing to growth of family.

And now, the Superstore-unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience.

We will oil your sewing machine and adjust tension in your home

gluckman.com

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:08:41pm

re: #72 William Lewis

Baseball has been a game for cheaters and thugs since it began. The Astros were no different than dozens of other teams in the past. The pretence of baseball being something pure that they fouled is hilarious.

On sports in general:
Nothing’s pure. Especially not the Olympics. The past 50 years of the Games were known for bankrupting the cities that hosted them, and not least for destroying and demolishing the concept of pure “uncommercial” sport. (While the organizers looted the treasuries…)

I wonder, in passing, if anyone on the Astros got sick with typhus. That was usually a thing in the early days of the last century of professional baseball.

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:09:58pm

re: #74 BeachDem

Glad you’re here—Texas question—how is Wendy Davis doing against Chip Roy? I forgot she was running, and I always liked her. Just got an email about a Chicks/Connie Britton event next week and signed up (because I’m a sucker for these online events and I love the Chicks!)

Wednesday October 21st at 6pm CDT for our “Chicks for Wendy” event? Aptly named because we’ll be closing out this election with a star-studded, woman-centered grassroots event featuring The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks) as well as one of my dearest friends, Connie Britton, who you probably know from Friday Night Lights and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16)!!!

If you’re interested in doing so, you can RSVP here:
secure.actblue.com

I don’t know. I didn’t know she was running since she’s not close enough for me to see tv ads. Since you pointed her out, though, I just donated.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:11:21pm

re: #71 Targetpractice

I honestly expect it to be a rather bleak winter this year. There’s virtually no chance that Senate Repubs will sign off on another relief bill, which is going to mean spending the next two months listening to the media whine that Dems are the ones really holding things up by not allowing piecemeal legislation to save those parts of the economy that Repubs agree with. So that when Biden takes the oath of office in Jan, he’s going to inherit a deepening recession and a renewed interest in “austerity” from the assholes who just got done driving up the deficit to record highs.

I think we’ll get our deep recession and civil conflict, even if Biden wins. It’ll be the Troubles, as another lizard was saying.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:14:04pm

re: #78 Sherlock Hound

I think we’ll get our deep recession and civil conflict, even if Biden wins. It’ll be the Troubles, as another lizard was saying.

I hope not but the way Trump is riling up the rubes who the hell knows?

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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:14:06pm

*sigh*

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:14:15pm

re: #75 Belafon

I would have rephrased the dynamite ad: “Man required to be in many parts of the district.”
///

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:19:10pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:21:24pm

re: #80 Targetpractice

A likely soon to be former friend of mine is holding a maskless (well except for those that are part of costumes) indoor Halloween party for about 25 people this year at his house, which is a modest one story home with limited space.

I’ve been to these parties but that was, you know, BEFORE we had a pandemic.

He won’t be talked out of it and he’s already giving me grief about not going this year.

🙄

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:21:30pm

I wish I could write a whole essay on this, but I am just too brittle right now.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:25:54pm

re: #75 Belafon

Dinner Special — Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00

“Looks like kids are back on the menu!!”

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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:27:57pm

re: #83 Eclectic Cyborg

A likely soon to be former friend of mine is holding a maskless (well except for those that are part of costumes) indoor Halloween party for about 25 people this year at his house, which is a modest one story home with limited space.

I’ve been to these parties but that was, you know, BEFORE we had a pandemic.

He won’t be talked out of it and he’s already giving me grief about not going this year.

🙄

Let him know that the nurses won’t let him eat candy while he’s on the ventilator.

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sagehen  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:28:59pm

re: #76 Sherlock Hound

On sports in general:
Nothing’s pure. Especially not the Olympics. The past 50 years of the Games were known for bankrupting the cities that hosted them, and not least for destroying and demolishing the concept of pure “uncommercial” sport. (While the organizers looted the treasuries…)

Except Los Angeles. The ‘84 games made a significant profit.

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BeachDem  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:29:40pm

re: #77 Belafon

I don’t know. I didn’t know she was running since she’s not close enough for me to see tv ads. Since you pointed her out, though, I just donated.

I must still be on her list from giving her money when she ran for governor. I will never forget her filibuster. It was awe inspiring.

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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:29:55pm

re: #86 Targetpractice

Let him know that the nurses won’t let him eat candy while he’s on the ventilator.

Or, better yet, tell him you’ll look for his name on the news under “superspreader events.”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:33:09pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:38:25pm

re: #86 Targetpractice

Let him know that the nurses won’t let him eat candy while he’s on the ventilator.

If you can believe it, this dudes wife is a NURSE.

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Targetpractice  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:42:35pm

re: #91 Eclectic Cyborg

If you can believe it, this dudes wife is a NURSE.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:46:03pm

re: #87 sagehen

Except Los Angeles. The ‘84 games made a significant profit.

And in 2028, they’ll host the Games again, and probably profit again.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:50:43pm

And on that note, I will call it a night. Sweet, scaly dreams, Lizard Empire.

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sagehen  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:51:45pm

re: #87 sagehen

Except Los Angeles. The ‘84 games made a significant profit.

Mostly because they didn’t have to do any construction, 2028 will make even more.

Check out the venues:

LA 2028 Olympics: Mapping the sites of the Los Angeles Summer Games
All the places where events will be held, from UCLA to the Coliseum
la.curbed.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 10:55:06pm
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Sherlock Hound  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:01:02pm

OK, 800K for a 1-bedroom… Manhattan, NYC or Salem, Mass. (!!!??)

(Manhattan, but still…)

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sagehen  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:08:45pm

re: #97 Sherlock Hound

OK, 800K for a 1-bedroom… Manhattan, NYC or Salem, Mass. (!!!??)

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(Manhattan, but still…)

A solid apartment in a well-maintained NYC building, up-to-date plumbing and electrical… especially if it has elevators, laundry room and sufficient staff… $1000 per square foot is to be expected. A “luxury” building is significantly more expensive than that.

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cat-tikvah  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:15:55pm

Arrived via email yesterday:
Your ballot has been received by XXXX County on 10/16/2020.
Your ballot status has been updated to reflect your official ballot has been received timely and recorded

On to November!

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:20:45pm

re: #97 Sherlock Hound

The only way I could afford to buy a bungalow in Los Angeles is if I hit Powerball or MegaMillions.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:23:52pm
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William Lewis  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:29:57pm

re: #97 Sherlock Hound

OK, 800K for a 1-bedroom… Manhattan, NYC or Salem, Mass. (!!!??)

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(Manhattan, but still…)

Deep in the middle of the northwoods, I was looking at a parcel a couple of miles off the paved roads with a small warming cabin on it. 126 acres, might have a creek running through the far end. $156k.

Say another $30k for a small trailer house with solar and wind power. Probably cellular for internet.

Less than $200k for a private paradise.

Likewise Id have to win the lottery too…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:30:14pm

actually they measured 247 zeptoseconds as the shortest period of time ever.

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wrenchwench  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:36:07pm
NPR News
John Bolton Says U.S. Is ‘Not Safer’ Today Than It Was Before Trump Presidency
By Cassini Spacecraft Prepares For A Fiery Farewell In Saturn’s Atmosphere & Michel Martin • 6 hours ago

the byline, wtf?

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 17, 2020 • 11:44:17pm

re: #103 Dread Pirate Ron

actually they measured 247 zeptoseconds as the shortest period of time ever.

Which is only slightly longer than the average Trump adviser lasts between the day they start their job and corruption charges being filed against them.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 12:07:24am

I’m watching The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix. I was expecting to be disappointed but it’s really good. AG John Mitchell did some of the same things then that Barr is doing now.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 18, 2020 • 12:27:22am

Heh, I just made this one

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piratedan  Oct 18, 2020 • 12:42:18am

re: #107 Amory Blaine

well all I can say to that is “Fire Woman, you’re to blame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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Amory Blaine  Oct 18, 2020 • 12:46:12am

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Amory Blaine  Oct 18, 2020 • 12:52:59am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 1:14:28am

re: #22 🌹UOJB!

Investment manager warns of double-dip US recession in event of Trump victory
Trump’s reelection in November carries a risk of a double-dip recession and an erosion in the confidence of American assets, according to an election outcome analysis by Fidelity International.

Stock market will tank again regardless without a massive money infusion. Biden will have to choose between bailing out people directly or bailing out Wall Street.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 18, 2020 • 2:37:28am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 2:38:44am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 2:42:18am
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John Hughes  Oct 18, 2020 • 2:56:53am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Stock market will tank again regardless without a massive money infusion. Biden will have to choose between bailing out people directly or bailing out Wall Street.

Only a choice to people who insist on giving money directly to billionaires.

Bailing out people means bailing out the consumer economy which bails out Wall Street, and, unfortunately the billionaires.

Trickle down doesn’t work. Trickle up does. (Which tells you that our perception of what is “up” and what is “down” is wrong).

(And that the disease of billionaires isn’t wanting lots of money, it’s wanting all the money).

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 2:57:10am

re: #21 🌹UOJB!

Karma is coming for Trump and the Killer Republicans.

longer votes are coming to win us, they’re coming to win us…

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 3:05:00am

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

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bidens first exec order on day one:
“everything that last guy did is bullshit”

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 3:44:26am

re: #54 Belafon

😄

I’m voting tomorrow. For Biden. But it occurrs to me that early voting has its risks. What if, in the next few days, tRump says something truthful, honest, profound, insightful, coherent, shows high moral character, and has great policy solutions?
🤔
How would I change my vote?

Don’t change your vote, change your dosage.

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Nojay UK  Oct 18, 2020 • 3:55:11am

re: #87 sagehen

Except Los Angeles. The ‘84 games made a significant profit.

London 2012 made a small profit after the games venues were sold off, as planned.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 18, 2020 • 3:56:41am

A bit of an over-the-top comparison:

Boris Johnson’s split from Brussels echoes Henry VIII’s break with Rome

Some Brits are going to go to extremes to pretend that BoJo is some of master 3D chess player.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:04:46am

re: #115 John Hughes

Only a choice to people who insist on giving money directly to billionaires.

Bailing out people means bailing out the consumer economy which bails out Wall Street, and, unfortunately the billionaires.

It’s a tad trickier than that, there are non-billionaires whose pension plans depend on stock market investments.

but the reason that Trump bailed out the stock market was not out of concern for such people, it was to give him something to point to as a “success”…but now the Stock Market is just in need of its next fix or it will crash even harder…

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:05:12am

Love her!!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:11:51am

re: #122 Patricia Kayden

Love her!!

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She was so good early on. I watched her live streams when this mess started and learned so much. Trudeau and Tam were decent enough but Jacinda was a whole other level. I followed her Do’s and Don’t’s from the start and harped on my relatives to do so as well.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:20:02am
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:26:57am

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

That crap isn’t going to work this time. We’re not doing another email server “scandal” that hurts the Democratic candidate while the Republican Corrupt Bigot wins the presidency ever again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:33:05am

re: #125 Patricia Kayden

That crap isn’t going to work this time. We’re not doing another email server “scandal” that hurts the Democratic candidate while the Republican Corrupt Bigot wins the presidency ever again.

It really helps that Twitter finally drew the line and did not let the bots get a hold if it: in the New Media Reality we occupy, “Trending on Twitter” is a news item in itself.

I really would like to see Twitter freeze Trump’s account from Nov 3rd until final vote tallies are in. Let them freeze Biden’s as well as far as I care, but most of all, they need to prevent Trump from coming out and declaring a premature “victory”.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:33:56am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:34:35am

WTF is GOTV? Our thread-head incantation feels good, but it’s vague. It makes more sense when broken into specific tasks. Most of the country is moving out of the 2020 voter registration season, but here’s a start on a positive action list for the next two weeks:

1. Prepare and organize to support the people who are going to stand in epic voting lines. Make or join a team to safely move sealed water, snacks, and comfort items to problem precincts when they are identified by media and poll watchers. Solidarity is as important as calories. If lines don’t develop you have emergency and camping supplies.

2. Redeploy yard signs from your neighborhood to nearby high-traffic routes and approaches to polling places (Dressing the Polls). Learn the local rules for right-of-way and cleanup.

3. Bug local election officials, law enforcement, and media with your concern for the safety of the polling places. Elicit statements on the rules and enforcement commitment.

4. Join a group that is doing last-minute person-to-person education, but only with attention to CV19 risks. Calls are better than postcards are better than door hangers are better than door knocking.

5. Pre-plan and promote safe carpool bubbles for family and friends.

6. Assign yourself to two sane acquaintances who are soft on turnout. You have two weeks to turn them into Hardcore Leftist Radicals Voters.

7. (Open to suggestions.)

In all cases concrete measurable activity, something that makes noise and casts a shadow, will defeat our natural sense of fatigue and frustration.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:36:29am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It really helps that Twitter finally drew the line and did not let the bots get a hold if it: in the New Media Reality we occupy, “Trending on Twitter” is a news item in itself.

I really would like to see Twitter freeze Trump’s account from Nov 3rd until final vote tallies are in. Let them freeze Biden’s as well as far as I care, but most of all, they need to prevent Trump from coming out and declaring a premature “victory”.

Freeze @realdonaldtrump and allow @POTUS.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:39:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:40:46am

re: #127 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I understand the aspect of “run government like a business” to the extent that it means “run government based on transparent, sustainable principles”.

And “Run government like a corporation to benefit its shareholders over the long term” is fine as long as it is clear that everybody holds an equal share in our nation, not based on their personal wealth or income.

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jeffreyw  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:49:12am

Good morning!

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:51:20am

re: #10 Belafon

He can tell them everything he’s read.

We’re safe then

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:52:11am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:56:48am

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

I understand the aspect of “run government like a business” to the extent that it means “run government on transparent, sustainable principles”.

Except that’s not how anything is actually run, neither government (under Republicans) or businesses.

And “Run government like a corporation to benefit its shareholders over the long term” is fine as long as it is clear that everybody holds an equal share in our nation, not based on their personal wealth or income.

Except that’s not how things happen. The shareholders and executives are the only recipients of the largesse with everyone else getting crumbs and being viewed as disposable.

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:57:59am

re: #125 Patricia Kayden

That crap isn’t going to work this time. We’re not doing another email server “scandal” that hurts the Democratic candidate while the Republican Corrupt Bigot wins the presidency ever again.

+1

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:59:02am
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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:59:39am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It really helps that Twitter finally drew the line and did not let the bots get a hold if it: in the New Media Reality we occupy, “Trending on Twitter” is a news item in itself.

I really would like to see Twitter freeze Trump’s account from Nov 3rd until final vote tallies are in. Let them freeze Biden’s as well as far as I care, but most of all, they need to prevent Trump from coming out and declaring a premature “victory”.

but but but trumps lawyers are in court right now arguing that what he says on twitter isnt official and doesnt count, so….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:00:56am

re: #138 dangerman

but but but trumps lawyers are in court right now arguing that what he says on twitter isnt official and doesnt count, so….

it is performance art, remember?

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:02:26am

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

I understand the aspect of “run government like a business” to the extent that it means “run government based on transparent, sustainable principles”.

And “Run government like a corporation to benefit its shareholders over the long term” is fine as long as it is clear that everybody holds an equal share in our nation, not based on their personal wealth or income.

and as long as profits and losses are not used as metrics of ‘success’

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:03:00am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:03:37am

re: #140 dangerman

and as long as profits and losses are not used as metrics of ‘success’

that is the main difference here. businesses are about making maximum profits for a limited group of people. governments are about maximizing benefits for as many people as possible

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:04:11am
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:10:27am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:14:22am
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:15:32am

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Exactly. What is her qualification except that she’s married to Trump’s son?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:16:48am

re: #146 Patricia Kayden

Exactly. What is her qualification except that she’s married to Trump’s son?

She is a paid representative of the Trump 2020 campaign

That’s it

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:18:20am

Very annoyed right now.

No running water in the cave. Been out since around 3 AM (discovered when using the bathroom)

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:18:51am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:20:20am

re: #149 Patricia Kayden

I was wondering if they’d allow that to stand. I’m glad they didn’t.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:26:05am
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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:30:08am

Eric trump:. Idiot

Eric Trump on Saturday tweeted an image of an imposing property he claims Joe Biden owns and is possible evidence of corruption by the Democratic presidential nominee, Business Insider reports.

Said Trump: “The salary of a US Senator is $174,000 per year. This is Joe Biden’s house…. seems legit.”

“But fact-checking site Snopes pointed out that Biden hasn’t owned the property for 24 years, and had bought it for a bargain price of $185,000 in 1974 when it was derelict.”

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:31:47am

re: #96 Dread Pirate Ron

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So these people are illegally in possession of stolen property and that isn’t the story.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:39:24am

What the ever loving fuck?

Who knew Kelly Clarkson was in her 80s.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:42:32am
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Eventual Carrion  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:44:07am

re: #141 Patricia Kayden

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Two words, “tRump Foundation”

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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:46:26am

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fern01  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:54:36am

re: #76 Sherlock Hound

On sports in general:
Nothing’s pure. Especially not the Olympics. The past 50 years of the Games were known for bankrupting the cities that hosted them, and not least for destroying and demolishing the concept of pure “uncommercial” sport. (While the organizers looted the treasuries…)

I’m old enough to remember when only amateur sports people could take part in the olympics (and the tennis majors). Money turned sport into a business and of course the hangers on all turned up to get their cut.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:01:32am

Every. Word. Is. A. Lie. Including. A. And. & The.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:09:09am

re: #159 The Pie Overlord!

Someone needs a diaper change.

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JC1  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:11:31am

re: #154 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What the ever loving fuck?

Who knew Kelly Clarkson was in her 80s.

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That’s got to be a joke…

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John Hughes  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:11:48am

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

And when “run government like a business” means “run government to the profit of its executives, at the cost of the employees and other stakeholders”?

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:12:23am

re: #102 William Lewis

And you still wouldn’t be in Manhattan.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:14:11am

re: #162 John Hughes

And when “run government like a business” means “run government to the profit of its executives, at the cost of the employees and other stakeholders”?

Then we elect people like Trump and Mitch McConnell…

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:17:20am

re: #121 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s a tad trickier than that, there are non-billionaires whose pension plans depend on stock market investments.

but the reason that Trump bailed out the stock market was not out of concern for such people, it was to give him something to point to as a “success”…but now the Stock Market is just in need of its next fix or it will crash even harder…

Bailing out the people will help Wall Street. Bailing out Wall Street directly won’t help the people that don’t have 401k’s.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:21:00am

re: #130 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Always good to remember that it can happen, but it’s going to be rare. Imagine the headline “Man gets the flu in spite of getting the vaccine, raising alarms about its effectiveness.”

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:23:44am

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

They still couldn’t ask a Democrat.

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:26:48am

re: #159 The Pie Overlord!

Every. Word. Is. A. Lie. Including. A. And. & The.

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SO this is how the Trump campaign is going to deal with the fraudulent “Hunter Biden laptop” story? Double down on flogging it as something real - every bit of evidence to the contrary - and what? Hope that enough voters will take the word of the least-credible President in American history that this IS somehow “disqualifying”?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:27:36am

re: #166 Belafon

Always good to remember that it can happen, but it’s going to be rare. Imagine the headline “Man gets the flu in spite of getting the vaccine, raising alarms about its effectiveness.”

What freaked me out was that the second infection was genetically different. Vaccines are going to be a challenge. Contraindications will be a challenge. Everything will be a challenge.

And moreso with the mango moron in charge.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:29:29am

re: #168 Jay C

SO this is how the Trump campaign is going to deal with the fraudulent “Hunter Biden laptop” story? Double down on flogging it as something real - every bit of evidence to the contrary - and what? Hope that enough voters will take the word of the least-credible President in American history that this IS somehow “disqualifying”?

They like the easy-to-understand stuff like “lock her up.” I’ve had a few Trumpers on FB who rebut any evidence that Trump is a terrible, criminal president with “Trump’s done more in 4 years than Biden has done in 47! har har.” When pressed for specifics they fold up tent and go away.

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:30:29am

re: #152 dangerman

Eric trump:. Idiot

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:30:45am

re: #165 Belafon

Bailing out the people will help Wall Street. Bailing out Wall Street directly won’t help the people that don’t have 401k’s.

a lot of other pension funds and institutional funds rely on investment in the stock market, but yes, the more effective long-term approach would be to help the people.

Trump was primarily interested in keeping the stock market index up

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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:32:19am

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

All of the R’s on my facebook say that. I think it gets repeated every hour of every day on Fox News.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:35:31am

re: #173 plansbandc

All of my the R’s on my facebook say that. I think it gets repeated every hour of every day on Fox News.

There’s a strong overlap with the evangelicals who tore my parents’ church apart before finally leaving to build their own version of a mega-church on the prairie. Every time my mom would challenge the leadership she’d get some response like “all I know is that Jesus is my lord and savior” as if that was supposed to end all discussion (it ended up ending all discussion).

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steve_davis  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:36:49am

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

No, he does not. Former Presidents are ordinary citizens with Secret Service bodyguards.

and when you say “secret service bodyguards,” that’s a euphemism for “armed people who will prevent him from fleeing to Russia.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:36:54am

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

They like the easy-to-understand stuff like “lock her up.” I’ve had a few Trumpers on FB who rebut any evidence that Trump is a terrible, criminal president with “Trump’s done more in 4 years than Biden has done in 47! har har.” When pressed for specifics they fold up tent and go away.

Point out how he has repealed the ACA and replaced it with a beautiful new system that features lower rates, no exclusion of pre-existing conditions and no individual mandate.

Point out how he has presented plans for a beautiful new wall and a budget (to be paid by Mexico) along with planning studies, legal and environmental impact statements.

Point out how he has made China pay millions in import tariffs for goods.

Point out how North Korea and Iran are no longer nuclear threats.

(And they will believe you, amazing, innit?)

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:40:35am

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

They like the easy-to-understand stuff like “lock her up.” I’ve had a few Trumpers on FB who rebut any evidence that Trump is a terrible, criminal president with “Trump’s done more in 4 years than Biden has done in 47! har har.” When pressed for specifics they fold up tent and go away.

“Ten feet taller!”

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:43:46am

re: #159 The Pie Overlord!

Every. Word. Is. A. Lie. Including. A. And. & The.

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How many from your campaign are in jail or fighting charges?

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:47:30am

re: #168 Jay C

SO this is how the Trump campaign is going to deal with the fraudulent “Hunter Biden laptop” story? Double down on flogging it as something real - every bit of evidence to the contrary - and what? Hope that enough voters will take the word of the least-credible President in American history that this IS somehow “disqualifying”?

Even if every word were true, qualifications are simple:
35, natural born citizen, residency
Sleaze, felony record, pu$$ygate, incompetence, even treason are not disqualifying

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:50:09am

re: #179 dangerman

Even if every word were true, qualifications are simple:
35, natural born citizen, residency
Sleaze, felony record, pu$$ygate, incompetence, even treason are not disqualifying

Well, It’s Donald Trump, so it’s an easy assumption that actually, NONE of it is true: but WTF is “50% or 10%”??
Or it is just a waste time even bothering to ask…..?

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steve_davis  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:52:10am

re: #49 Targetpractice

I get paid to be a half-assed landlord.

I get paid to stand in front of kids and talk loudly.

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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:52:46am

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calochortus  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:52:59am

re: #180 Jay C

Well, It’s Donald Trump, so it’s an easy assumption that actually, NONE of it is true: but WTF is “50% or 10%”??
Or it is just a waste time even bothering to ask…..?

Probably a reference to different levels of kickbacks he is supposed to have required from family members.
Maybe that’s how it works in the Trump family, because projection, but normal families with resources funnel them down the generations not up. College funds for grandkids and the like.

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danarchy  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:55:14am

re: #180 Jay C

Well, It’s Donald Trump, so it’s an easy assumption that actually, NONE of it is true: but WTF is “50% or 10%”??
Or it is just a waste time even bothering to ask…..

This is a reference to the alleged message that said pop takes half their salary, and the second one that said they would hold 10% “for the big guy”.

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:56:00am

re: #183 calochortus

Probably a reference to different levels of kickbacks he is supposed to have required from family members.
Maybe that’s how it works in the Trump family, because projection, but normal families with resources funnel them down the generations not up. College funds for grandkids and the like.

I assumed it meant his polling being over 50%
But that could be too much for trump thinking

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A Mom Anon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:56:10am

re: #181 steve_davis

I don’t get paid to be a full time cook, maid, autism advocate, dog groomer/walker/trainer, personal shopper , on call 24/7

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:56:39am

re: #181 steve_davis

I get paid to stand in front of kids and talk loudly.

I get paid to write the words “for”, “while”, and “return” a lot.

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calochortus  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:57:25am

re: #185 dangerman

I assumed it meant his polling being over 50%
But that could be too much for trump thinking

a.) Trump think?
b.) Both percentages were mentioned in bogus emails.
c.) Who the hell knows what Trump ever means?

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:57:33am

re: #183 calochortus

Probably a reference to different levels of kickbacks he is supposed to have required from family members.
Maybe that’s how it works in the Trump family, because projection, but normal families with resources funnel them down the generations not up. College funds for grand kids and the like.

Ahhh, got it! That supposed text from Hunter to his daughter (or vice-versa, I forget)? The “text message” with little/dubious/no sourcing* or references?
Yeah, really authoritative

* Well, we KNOW where is was likely sourced from, da, tovarishch??

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:58:19am

re: #171 dangerman

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Really Eric. Let’s see your house bought with money from the tRump Foundation that was supposed to go to help kids with cancer and disabled veterans.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:59:35am

re: #189 Jay C

It says a lot about Joe that they have to make shit up about him and nothing is sticking. It says even more about Trump and the criminals he surrounds himself with.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:59:38am

hi

Nebraska’s surge in COVID-19 cases spurs debate over how best to fight pandemic (Omaha World-Herald)

TL;DR: Despite the massive surge in coronavirus cases in Nebraska, Governor Run Nebraska Like A Business still insists there will be no “heavy hand of government” in dealing with the virus. He insists “we must do better,” but not that. The only order he will issue is bars must prohibit standing, only allowing sitting.

TestNebraska, the libertarian techbro Utah group which has no experience in epidemiology or medicine but is still working on it’s no-bid contract to provide testing to the state is taking five days to turn around tests.

The cities of Kearney and Grand Island requested from the governor permission to impose mask mandates in their cities, which was denied by the governor, because Nebraska is a dictatorship where one billionaire makes decisions for 1.9 million people. (Omaha and Lincoln still have mask mandates.)

The governor has also prohibited turning away voters who do not wear masks to polling stations in counties which use those. Polling stations may also not offer paper masks.

Government offices may not require masks, with the threat of withholding federal CARES funding (this includes schools). Schools which remain closed (such as mine) are being threatened with pulling state aid unless they return to in-person classes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:01:04am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So apparently he means “we must do better to spread the virus everywhere”

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A Mom Anon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:01:32am

re: #190 Eventual Carrion

Hmm. Where does Eric live? Maybe someone could look that up and disclose some accurate info back in his stupid face. I’d love to know how much his house cost.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:02:17am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi

Nebraska’s surge in COVID-19 cases spurs debate over how best to fight pandemic (Omaha World-Herald)

TL;DR: Despite the massive surge in coronavirus cases in Nebraska, Governor Run Nebraska Like A Business still insists there will be no “heavy hand of government” in dealing with the virus. He insists “we must do better,” but not that. The only order he will issue is bars must prohibit standing, only allowing sitting.

TestNebraska, the libertarian techbro Utah group which has no experience in epidemiology or medicine but is still working on it’s no-bid contract to provide testing to the state is taking five days to turn around tests.

The cities of Kearney and Grand Island requested from the governor permission to impose mask mandates in their cities, which was denied by the governor, because Nebraska is a dictatorship where one billionaire makes decisions for 1.9 million people. (Omaha and Lincoln still have mask mandates.)

The governor has also prohibited turning away voters who do not wear masks to polling stations in counties which use those. Polling stations may also not offer paper masks.

Government offices may not require masks, with the threat of withholding federal CARES funding (this includes schools). Schools which remain closed (such as mine) are being threatened with pulling state aid unless they return to in-person classes.

If he were going to run it like a business, he might wonder why companies like mine were mandating mask wearing before Texas did.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:02:28am

He’s still running with this bullshit:

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:04:32am

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

And Biden ripping a reporter will not draw articles that he is “shrill”, “angry”, or “a bitch” like a woman candidate would draw for making the same comments.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:04:35am
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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:07:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:08:09am

re: #197 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And Biden ripping a reporter will not draw articles that he is “shrill”, “angry”, or “a bitch” like a woman candidate would draw for making the same comments.

This is a factor that Trump cannot deal with. Biden is a likeable guy, as was Obama (except to the racists). Things do not stick to him, people aren’t inclined to pay attention to attempts to drag him through the mud.

He has managed to come across as flawed but human, compassionate and competent. Trump has nothing to counter that image.

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SerialUpDinger  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:08:11am

Fire Poppy - April 2020

I thought I was tense and nervous back in April when I happened upon this plant. The last 30 days feels like it has been going on for months. When out hiking I wear a mask but we see many people who do not. I step aside to increase distance between us - those that thank me and/or are wearing a mask give me hope that we can get through this together and those that don’t - remind me that our country elected one the most selfish pricks on the planet.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:09:43am

Gardner is now losing so badly in Colorado that one of the Democratic PACs is moving its $1.2M to other races: dailykos.com.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:09:46am

re: #199 Belafon

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Just following the family quest to destroy America.

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John Hughes  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:10:27am

re: #196 Eclectic Cyborg

Cases? or deaths?
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:10:49am

re: #203 Eventual Carrion

Just following the [Bin Laden] family quest to destroy America.

Carrying the name is not a matter of choice, supporting the asshole is.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:11:46am

re: #197 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And Biden ripping a reporter will not draw articles that he is “shrill”, “angry”, or “a bitch” like a woman candidate would draw for making the same comments.

Did you ever read The Stainless Steel Rat Runs for President? I don’t expect Biden to declare, right after taking office, that he’s got a medical condition and will need to let Harris take over, but he’s using every advantage he has to get her in the White House.

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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:11:57am

re: #179 dangerman

Even if every word were true, qualifications are simple:
35, natural born citizen, residency
Sleaze, felony record, pu$$ygate, incompetence, even treason are not disqualifying

Eugene Debs was IN PRISON, serving a 10-year sentence for sedition, when he ran in 1920. He got 3.4% of the vote.

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dangerman  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:12:47am

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:13:01am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yep, and she can easily change her surname.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:13:03am

re: #206 Belafon

Did you ever read The Stainless Steel Rat Runs for President? I don’t expect Biden to declare, right after taking office, that he’s got a medical condition and will need to let Harris take over, but he’s using every advantage he has to get her in the White House.

Read that series of stories/books years and years ago.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:13:17am

The Covid-19 Tracking Project has moved Nebraska’s data collection to grade A. (It was D-)

Total cases: 56,714 (+1,286 since yesterday)
Change over seven days: +10.9%
In hospital: 322
Deaths: 547
covidtracking.com

IHME Projections through Feb. 21 with no change in approach:
Deaths: 1,998
ICU capacity will be exceeded on Dec. 19
Current mask use, about 57% (state target 95%), no change expected
covid19.healthdata.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:14:34am

re: #206 Belafon

Did you ever read The Stainless Steel Rat Runs for President? I don’t expect Biden to declare, right after taking office, that he’s got a medical condition and will need to let Harris take over, but he’s using every advantage he has to get her in the White House.

He said clearly that he only intends to serve one term and that making Harris his VP choice meant that she is being groomed to succeed him.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:15:09am

re: #166 Belafon

Always good to remember that it can happen, but it’s going to be rare. Imagine the headline “Man gets the flu in spite of getting the vaccine, raising alarms about its effectiveness.”

“Man gets mumps, chickenpox, and measles twice” (me)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:15:14am

re: #209 Patricia Kayden

Yep, and she can easily change her surname.

Lynne-Baden

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:16:09am

The Lincoln Project makes a great connection: The Swamp is the nickname of the stadium where the Gators play:

Swamp

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:16:10am

re: #173 plansbandc

All of the R’s on my facebook say that. I think it gets repeated every hour of every day on Fox News.

#deleteTerrorbook

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Nojay UK  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:16:30am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Carrying the name is not a matter of choice,

The bin Laden family is big in Saudi Arabia, it was a tossup back in the day when lines were being drawn in the sand to create the modern Middle East states whether the House of Saud would be in charge or the House of Laden. Think of them as the Kennedys compared to the Bushes in USA politics. The Laden family disowned their errant son Osama a long time back, with the approval/under the instruction of the House of Saud although sympathisers/family kept him supplied with money. It’s one reason why he had a hard-on against the current Saud dynasty and regarded them as apostates.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:17:06am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Lynne-Baden

She’ll do like Ronna and just change it to “Laden”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:17:10am

re: #213 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Man gets mumps, chickenpox, and measles twice” (me)

I have recurring shingles, which is adult chickenpox.

We know little about long-term effects of Corona and how long immunity lasts, and the “herd immunity” solution was simply one proposed on the grounds that it would be the least economically impacting.

And no wonder the British were big into it, they already have the impact of a no-deal Brexit looming over them.

And Trump has a billion dollars in debts to cover. No wonder he panicked like a deer in the headlights over the thought of losing revenue streams from his over-leveraged properties…

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retired cynic  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:17:20am
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John Hughes  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:18:32am

re: #213 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Man gets mumps, chickenpox, and measles twice” (me)

Jesus, about half your DNA must be viral by now, you don’t have to worry about COVID-19, COVID-19 should be worrying about you.

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:18:33am

re: #209 Patricia Kayden

Yep, and she can easily change her surname.

True, but grifting the rubes on RW media is a lot easier as “Noor bin Laden” than it would be as “Noor Smith”….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:19:04am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:19:47am

re: #46 BigPapa

I get paid because I take controlled drugs.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:21:03am

re: #195 Belafon

If he were going to run it like a business, he might wonder why companies like mine were mandating mask wearing before Texas did.

Because Governor Ameritrade is making a bunch of money on the stock market, and that’s the only economy which matters.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:22:13am

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

So apparently he means “we must do better to spread the virus everywhere”

He is a Republican genocidaire, like the rest of them.

I would really like to see the ICC declare the GOP a criminal organisation. They’ve done that with political parties before.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:23:40am

re: #224 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I get paid because I take controlled drugs.

I get paid for doing things no one wanted to do, in places no one wanted to go, a long time ago.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:24:19am

I was playing gigs at 20% capacity long before it was hip to do so…

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:24:44am

re: #132 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:25:42am

re: #210 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Love those books.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:29:08am

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

As soon as the Shingrex vaccine became available in my area (you went on a waiting list and they would receive three or four doses at a time) we put our names on the waiting list. We’re now vaccinated.

I figure if I got chickenpox twice any case of shingles I got would be horrendous.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:32:53am

So this is a thing. I use to put my alarm on the other side of the room when I was younger (and partying to all hours of the morning :-)) for just the reason this was invented.

*Goes to Amazon

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:33:09am

Meanwhile in local news, what social distancing, Governor?

On Thursday, October 8, Bridgeport Girl Scouts held their annual fall Investiture and Bridging ceremony at the public library. Twenty-four girls participated in the formal event, in which six girls were bridging to the next level of scouts, and eighteen girls were investing in their future commitment to the Girl Scouting program.

(more)

Is this the part you say we need to do better on, but won’t issue any orders to enforce it?

Girl Scouts hold annual ceremony (Bridgeport, Nebr. News-Blade)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:38:38am

Yes, my state senator wants to move entirely to a flat sales tax to fund the state, despite being already upside-down in the budget. We have one of those bullshyte libertarian balanced budget amendments in our state constitution, so the effect would be to eliminate social services and public schools (both longtime goals of conservatives).

As you may know, each week I have been writing about what I am calling the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Last week I discussed what is wrong with taxing incomes. This week I will expose what is wrong with taxing property. Property taxes come in two forms, personal property taxes and real estate taxes. In Nebraska personal property taxes are imposed on all business equipment, whereas real estate taxes are imposed on commercial, residential, and agricultural real estate.

The third right contained in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights states: “The State of Nebraska shall never impose or collect a tax on the property already owned by its citizens, regardless of whether such property is real or personal, tangible or intangible.”

I really need to run for the Unicameral. I’d probably get shellacked, but at least Steve Erdman would actually have to campaign rather than write op-eds.

newsblade.com

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:40:04am

I wake up this morning and ask myself, Gosh what could be trending on Twitter this morning, and I see…

#FartingIsBipartisan

One of those days I want to crawl back in bed…

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Nojay UK  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:43:41am

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

We know little about Corona,

If you mean the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus actually we, the scientific world “we”, knows an incredible amount about it. “We” also know how it spreads and how it infects people, “we” know the exact RNA sequences of many of the evolved genetic variants of SARS-COV-2 that are circulating, “we” have multiple vaccine candidates in train to stimulate immunity in the world’s population using several different techniques.

Stuff “we” are not sure about but which “we” have a general handle on are things like how it affects individuals, what are its secondary effects on blood clotting, lung damage, circulation etc. and why young people and children respond differently to this infectious virus. That difference is being investigated hard because it may lead to a more effective treatment for older people who preferentially suffer more from this disease.

Things we can derive from our experiences with other coronaviruses like SARS-COV-2 are that reinfection is likely, acquired immunity fades over time, seasonal effects like cold dry air exacerbate infection rates etc. and that it’s NOT GOING AWAY. It should fade into the background like its kissing cousin influenza once a lot of people get vaccinated regularly with effective vaccines and its spread is perforce limited. That’s still some time in the future though.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:44:53am

re: #158 fern01

I’m old enough to remember when only amateur sports people could take part in the olympics (and the tennis majors). Money turned sport into a business and of course the hangers on all turned up to get their cut.

The problem with this is that the concept of “amateur” in the Olympics was always bullshit.

The Soviets gave financial support for their athletes. They were defacto professionals.
Meanwhile, US athletes had to pass the hat, and the most popular sports ended up being supported by commercial interests anyway.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:46:33am

Sorry, Sen. Hunt. Not from the pro-life party which says we need to follow the morals in the Good Book (tm). For that you would need humanists, and there are none in the R party.

Speaking of social distancing, the pandemic is over. The church across the street is gathering a massive crowd since they re-opened this week.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:49:40am
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:50:27am

re: #206 Belafon

Did you ever read The Stainless Steel Rat Runs for President? I don’t expect Biden to declare, right after taking office, that he’s got a medical condition and will need to let Harris take over, but he’s using every advantage he has to get her in the White House.

If that’s the plan, he needs to wait two years, so she can run for two terms.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:51:11am

re: #237 Sherlock Hound

The problem with this is that the concept of “amateur” in the Olympics was always bullshit.

The Soviets gave financial support for their athletes. They were defacto professionals.
Meanwhile, US athletes had to pass the hat, and the most popular sports ended up being supported by commercial interests anyway.

In the days of the Roman Gladiators, some of the competitors endorsed commercial products, just as athletes do today. Money has been around sports almost forever.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:52:52am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Sorry, Sen. Hunt. Not from the pro-life party which says we need to follow the morals in the Good Book (tm). For that you would need humanists, and there are none in the R party.

Speaking of social distancing, the pandemic is over. The church across the street is gathering a massive crowd since they re-opened this week.

John McArthur continues his ongoing Pulpit Pimp-0-Thon Pro$perity rallies in clear defiance of state and local orders. And his Pulpit Pimp Pals join him in spreading the Jesus crap with a large dosing of Covid.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:53:52am

re: #236 Nojay UK

If you mean the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus actually we, the scientific world “we”, knows an incredible amount about it.

Should have been specific: we know little about the long-term effects and behavior of Corona because it has only been around for a year or so

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:56:18am

re: #241 Eclectic Cyborg

In the days of the Roman Gladiators, some of the competitors endorsed commercial products, just as athletes do today. Money has been around sports almost forever.

I remember how the IOC screwed Jim Thorpe out of his medals and Pennsylvania Democrats stood up in the legislature and demanded an apology and finally got it from those assholes in 1984 when they restored his medals. Too little and too late from those assholes and that’s why I believe the whole Olympic scam is just a joke.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:57:19am

Closer up. Wow.

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danarchy  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:58:14am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He said clearly that he only intends to serve one term and that making Harris his VP choice meant that she is being groomed to succeed him.

I think early on this was reported by sources close to the Biden campaign, but pretty sure Biden himself has denied it.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:00:36am

Oh shit Frank Coniff’s Evil Twin is at it again with the Hunter Biden lies…

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:03:39am
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:04:07am

Even though he was the most incompetent Governor California elected he actually said this…

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:05:13am

re: #244 🌹UOJB!

I remember how the IOC screwed Jim Thorpe out of his medals and Pennsylvania Democrats stood up in the legislature and demanded an apology and finally got it from those assholes in 1984 when they restored his medals. Too little and too late from those assholes and that’s why I believe the whole Olympic scam is just a joke.

You want more dirt? Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC president at one point, was a straight-up crony with Franco. And another IOC guy, Avery Brundage, was a Nazi sympathizer.

I will never give Mitt Romney the time of day for anything, but I believe everything he said about the IOC when he was involved in the Salt Lake City Games.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:05:59am

Another foreign policy defeat as an Iranian arms embargo ends over U.S. objections. apnews.com

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:07:37am

He said WHAT????

Donald Trump Jr. Says Dad Will ‘Break Up’ FBI In Second Term: ‘He Has To Get Rid Of These Things’

Donald Trump Jr.: Dad’s ‘next move’ is to ‘break up’ FBI

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lizardofid  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:09:05am

re: #239 🌹UOJB!

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I don’t know if there’s and island of misfit celebs, but I would for sure watch a stop motion animation about it.

Oh, hello everyone!

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:09:15am

re: #247 🌹UOJB!

Well, golly gee. It’s sure good that Hunter will never be president, amirite?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:09:22am
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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:09:34am

re: #252 🌹UOJB!

Back the Blue indeed.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:09:57am

re: #249 🌹UOJB!

Is he voting for Biden? Hope so. Not that that matters much in California.

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:12:28am

re: #257 Patricia Kayden

Is he voting for Biden? Hope so. Not that that matters much in California.

Probably not: Arnold’s probably going to write in Larry Hogan or somebody: but his input (this time round) isn’t unwelcome….

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:14:33am

re: #248 DodgerFan1988

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Pruneface’s 1984 rallies plated Born In The USA endlessly.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:15:13am

re: #258 Jay C

Probably not: Arnold’s probably going to write in Larry Hogan or somebody: but his input (this time round) isn’t unwelcome….

Larry Hogan wrote in Ronald Reagan; he’s running in 2024.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:16:55am

Letter to the editor of my county paper (I’ve never written them before) responding to my state senator’s nonsense about the so-called Taxpayer Bill-of-Rights. Let’s see if they run it. (I know the publisher and typesetter personally.)

Senator Steve Erdman has been writing about the so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights. What he doesn’t tell you is who promotes it and why.

This so-called Bill of Rights is promoted by libertarians, primarily the Koch’s Americans for Prosperity, Douglas Bruce of Colorado, and Americans for Limited Government (which views lower taxes as good for their own sake regardless of need).

Presumably Sen. Erdman only believes excise and sales taxes (flat taxes) are worthwhile. These taxes are regressive by nature, forcing the tax burden of governance down on those least able to afford it. Warren Buffett after all pays the same sales tax on a blender as you would.

We have an example of how the so-called Bill of Rights works: Colorado’s so-called TABOR amendment. The immediate effect of that was to drive down Colorado’s higher education funding to 48th, down from 34th when it was passed.

The so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights also prohibits states from raising emergency budgets when needed for particular problems (such as a pandemic), nor does it account for economic slowdowns (which reduce revenue from flat taxes but does not reduce the need for government services).

Colorado’s TABOR amendment was so hated by the voters much of it was repealed and attempts to bypass its restrictions are called “de-Brucing” in that state. Mr. Douglas Bruce was subsequently convicted of tax evasion and charity fraud.

These sorts of measures are couched in the language of the average worker, but only benefit the fabulously wealthy. Sen. Erdman should know this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:19:08am

re: #241 Eclectic Cyborg

In the days of the Roman Gladiators, some of the competitors endorsed commercial products, just as athletes do today. Money has been around sports almost forever.

gladiators, actors and other “show business” figures were also considered “infam”, i.e., forbidden to hold public office as they would be tempted to abuse their popularity…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:19:13am

re: #259 🌹UOJB!

Pruneface’s 1984 rallies plated Born In The USA endlessly.

Yep, his people even tried to get Springsteen to endorse him and I bet you can guess how that went…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:19:53am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:20:19am

re: #262 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

gladiators, actors and other “show business” figures were also considered “infam”, i.e., forbidden from holding public office as they would be tempted to abuse their popularity…

See? Even the Ancient Romans knew a Trump would be a possibility!

Half /

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:22:07am

re: #264 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Since it’s projection with these assholes always …

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Teukka  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:24:19am

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Since it’s projection with these assholes always …

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I was wondering when that accusation would come…

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:25:23am

re: #255 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Now this is what REAL journalism is.

If Chuck U was doing this interview he’s be kissing the right wing jerk’s ass!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:28:19am
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A Mom Anon  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:29:16am

re: #248 DodgerFan1988

Even better are the stupid asses who whine about Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine/Tom Morello. “I am no longer a fan, you’re being too political! Get back to making music and shut up!” Really? No one can be that fucking stupid and type.

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:29:35am

re: #267 Teukka

I was wondering when that accusation would come…

That shit has been part of the “laptop” flap from the get-go (I think it was mentioned as an aside in the original NYPost piece) - but yeah, trust Ron SMITS Johnson, (Stupidest Man In The Senate*) to publicize it on Faux News….

*Actually, a tie with Ted Cruz, but never mind.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:31:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:31:19am

re: #269 Eclectic Cyborg

Joe Biden is a corrupt politician, and everybody knows it. Now you have the proof, perhaps like never was had before on a major politician. Laptop plus. This is the second biggest political scandal in our history!

the first being Obamagate, we all assume

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:32:13am

re: #260 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Larry Hogan wrote in Ronald Reagan; he’s running in 2024.

Larry Hogan won’t get past Iowa. I fully expect the GOP to run even further off the rails and I would not be surprised at all if we see a 2024 battle between Jim Jordan, Rafael Cruz and Matt Gaetz. Oh expect to see Nimrata and QAnon Greene get in the race too! As for Larry Hogan and Charlie Baker they’ll be expelled from the Party.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:32:26am

re: #271 Jay C

That shit has been part of the “laptop” flap from the get-go (I think it was mentioned as an aside in the original NYPost piece) - but yeah, trust Ron SMITS Johnson, (Stupidest Man In The Senate*) to publicize it on Faux News….

*Actually, a tie with Ted Cruz, but never mind.

Wholly-owned Koch subsidiary Ron Johnson.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:34:25am

re: #148 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Very annoyed right now.

No running water in the cave. Been out since around 3 AM (discovered when using the bathroom)

Water back on.
Someone had large pipe break, flipped the buildings main cut off. Apartment cut off is apparently buried somewhere in a wall. Unfortunately they didn’t bother to call in an emergency work order.
Luckily I called one in at 3 AM for the building not having water

So, expensive Sunday morning for the Apartment complex owners. Had to call in a plumbing contractor on a Sunday morning. Plus, they had to call a water cleanup contractor

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:36:10am
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Nojay UK  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:37:51am

re: #274 🌹UOJB!

Larry Hogan won’t get past Iowa. I fully expect the GOP to run even further off the rails and I would not be surprised at all if we see a 2024 battle between Jim Jordan, Rafael Cruz and Matt Gaetz.

If the Bush Family consiglieres are smart they’ll tell George P. Bush to avoid throwing his hat into the ring next electoral season and wait for 2028 at least, when memories will have faded and enough whitewash applied to make the GOP acceptable again. They were referring to G. P. en-famille as “47” for a while but “48” will work just as well.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:41:25am

Strong side-eye

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:42:28am

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I figure if I’m going to look to a future run for the legislature, I need to start by calling out Sen. Erdman’s positions directly and why they hurt the average voter in District 47.

His libertarian tax nonsense is a good place to start. When his next “Straight Talk” comes out on the so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights, I’ll bring up the example of the Dumpster fire economy of Kansas under then-Gov. Brownback.

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wrenchwench  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:43:29am
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:44:24am

Ron Johnson just violated Federal law…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:44:49am

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

If you click on Andrew’s tweet, you can’t see the original (but clicking on the link within the tweet goes to Donald Trump).

Does that mean Donald Trump blocked him? (I’m not Twitter-savvy).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:46:12am

re: #282 🌹UOJB!

Ron Johnson just violated Federal law…

How so? (And if he did, who would prosecute him, William Barr?)

Hunter Biden only gets out of this nonsense if he starts suing these asshats. (Don’t settle out of court.)

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:46:21am

#RussianRonJohnsonwax says he SAW the child porn…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:51:25am

re: #283 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If you click on Andrew’s tweet, you can’t see the original (but clicking on the link within the tweet goes to Donald Trump).

Does that mean Donald Trump blocked him? (I’m not Twitter-savvy).

Looks like Andrew deleted his tweet for some reason

So everyone can see the Trump tweet

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:52:02am

Wrong. Trump is the logical conclusion of conservatism. The GOP has been this way all my life.

Roger Stone got his start by rodent-copulating a NH primary by sending a cheque to the opponent he wanted defeated from a wholly made up youth socialist group, and when the candidate’s campaign cashed it, he went to the press screaming the GOP candidate was a socialist.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:52:17am

but Spready Kruger was just having fun when he had his Nazis chant to lock up Governor Whitmer!

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wrenchwench  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:52:48am

Put away those rakes:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:52:50am

re: #274 🌹UOJB!

Larry Hogan won’t get past Iowa. I fully expect the GOP to run even further off the rails and I would not be surprised at all if we see a 2024 battle between Jim Jordan, Rafael Cruz and Matt Gaetz. Oh expect to see Nimrata and QAnon Greene get in the race too! As for Larry Hogan and Charlie Baker they’ll be expelled from the Party.

I expect Trump to start his 2024 campaign in January so that he can keep doing his rallies. He might even schedule the first one for January 20; there is virtually no chance he will attend Biden’s inauguration.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:53:26am

re: #286 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Not my Wall, which will soon be finished (and Mexico will pay for the Wall!).

The wall will “soon be finished” like Covid will soon disappear and “Mexico will pay for the Wall” like everyone who needs a Covid test will get one…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:54:53am

re: #290 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I expect Trump to start his 2024 campaign in January so that he can keep doing his rallies. He might even schedule the first one for January 20; there is virtually no chance he will attend Biden’s inauguration.

I could totally see Trump doing that. 100%.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:55:02am

re: #291 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The wall will “soon be finished” like Covid will soon disappear and “Mexico will pay for the Wall” like everyone who needs a Covid test will get one…

He built an anti-immigrant “wall” by crashing the US economy. No jobs available and thus no incentive for immigration to occur. Great Success!
///

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:55:41am

re: #293 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

He built an anti-immigrant “wall” by crashing the US economy. No jobs available and thus no incentive for immigration to occur. Great Success!
///

And Mexico paid for it!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:56:13am
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mmmirele  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:56:26am

re: #195 Belafon

If he were going to run it like a business, he might wonder why companies like mine were mandating mask wearing before Texas did.

Yeah, I’d be asking Gov. Ameritrade why my evil too big to fail employer not only sent home everyone it could (some jobs like actually counting money have to be done onsite) but bought laptops and sent home phone bankers and others who would normally have never worked at home. That’s how seriously they took it. I suppose that since the leadership of my evil too big to fail employer is now mostly based in NYC/NJ, the wailing of sirens taking people to hospital in the early days of the pandemic probably helped the decision.

And even with so many people working from home, the people who have to go into the office are at risk. I got an email on October 10 informing me that two cases of COVID-19 had occurred on October 5, one in each of the two main buildings at the operations center. Frankly, that unnerved me because (a) it’s still happening despite precautions being taken and (b) cases in both buildings. I’m not going back on December 1 no matter what they say.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:56:40am

re: #290 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I expect Trump to start his 2024 campaign in January so that he can keep doing his rallies. He might even schedule the first one for January 20; there is virtually no chance he will attend Biden’s inauguration.

Oh I think Shiterella is going to have his hands full when Attorney General Tish drags his fat poop filled diapered ass into court. But then I’m reminded about Grandma telling me how Socilaist Party Eugene Debs ran for President from a prison cell in 1920 and got a nice chunk of popular votes…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:59:42am

re: #297 🌹UOJB!

Oh I think Shiterella is going to have his hands full when Attorney General Tish drags his fat poop filled diapered ass into court. But then I’m reminded about Grandma telling me how Socilaist Party Eugene Debs ran for President from a prison cell in 1920 and for a nice chunk of popular votes…

Debs was imprisoned for speaking his conscience, something Trump cannot do as he has none.

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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:59:59am

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yes, my state senator wants to move entirely to a flat sales tax to fund the state, despite being already upside-down in the budget. We have one of those bullshyte libertarian balanced budget amendments in our state constitution, so the effect would be to eliminate social services and public schools (both longtime goals of conservatives).

I really need to run for the Unicameral. I’d probably get shellacked, but at least Steve Erdman would actually have to campaign rather than write op-eds.

newsblade.com

Adam Smith on a progressive tax:

“The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. A tax upon house-rents, therefore, would in general fall heaviest upon the rich; and in this sort of inequality there would not, perhaps, be anything very unreasonable. It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.”

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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:02:10am

re: #239 🌹UOJB!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:02:41am

re: #279 Dave In Austin

Strong side-eye

In the very last national print edition of The Onion this article appeared. I photocopied it and gave it to our county election supervisor, who now has it hanging prominently near the service window for all to see.

Florida To Experiment With New 600-Lever Voting Machines

MIAMI—Responding to widespread criticism of voting procedures that have plagued the state since the 2000 election, the Florida Elections Commission announced Thursday its plan to experiment with new 600-lever voting machines.

The 22-foot-tall, 11-foot-wide steam-powered machines, which Florida officials are hailing as “the future of voting,” each feature more than 45 separate panels of levers, along with an intricate series of valves, knobs, cranks, pumps, and switches, all reportedly designed to help ease the electoral process and ensure accurate balloting this November.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:03:41am

re: #296 mmmirele

His answer is the same as every Republican: We need to open up the economy.

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BeachDem  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:04:54am

re: #271 Jay C

That shit has been part of the “laptop” flap from the get-go (I think it was mentioned as an aside in the original NYPost piece) - but yeah, trust Ron SMITS Johnson, (Stupidest Man In The Senate*) to publicize it on Faux News….

*Actually, a tie with Ted Cruz, but never mind.

It still amazes (and nauseates) me that he beat Russ Feingold twice. Feingold was right about Iraq, about health care, about the Patriot Act, about same-sex marriage, about gun control, about campaign finance reform, about immigration and just about everything else. Sigh.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:06:41am

re: #303 BeachDem

It still amazes (and nauseates) me that he beat Russ Feingold twice. Feingold was right about Iraq, about health care, about the Patriot Act, about same-sex marriage, about gun control, about campaign finance reform, about immigration and just about everything else. Sigh.

Voter Suppression works.

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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:08:56am

re: #248 DodgerFan1988

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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:11:08am

re: #252 🌹UOJB!

He said WHAT????

Donald Trump Jr. Says Dad Will ‘Break Up’ FBI In Second Term: ‘He Has To Get Rid Of These Things’

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So… defund the police?

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mmmirele  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:11:16am

re: #250 Sherlock Hound

You want more dirt? Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC president at one point, was a straight-up crony with Franco. And another IOC guy, Avery Brundage, was a Nazi sympathizer.

I will never give Mitt Romney the time of day for anything, but I believe everything he said about the IOC when he was involved in the Salt Lake City Games.

The SLC Games were turning into a first-class clusterfuck for two reasons—(1) the organizers had a lot of money and were able to hand out bribes like nobody’s business but (2) they really were a bunch of prominent Utahns (mostly Mormons) who were bigshots in the state, but outside of it, they were clueless rubes. As much as I despise Mitt Romney, his coming in and taking over did save the Games. At the very least, he wasn’t weird about serving alcohol at events where alcohol was expected, although he most certainly did not partake. In the meantime, the IOC and its buddies were steamrolling over the SLC Committee because the Committee was all worried about alcohol!

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:15:13am

re: #303 BeachDem

It still amazes (and nauseates) me that he beat Russ Feingold twice. Feingold was right about Iraq, about health care, about the Patriot Act, about same-sex marriage, about gun control, about campaign finance reform, about immigration and just about everything else. Sigh.

Inorite?

Maybe just the “conventional wisdom” take, but it has always seemed to me that Russ Feingold (and the State of Wisconsin in general) was a victim of one of the showcase PAC-funded, hugely-financed, GOP-takeover plots plans; starting after the 2010 Census, taking over the Statehouse, leveraging that into a gerrymandered “permanent majority” and then foisting Idiot Scott Walker on the state as Gov (and whipping up the usual “social-agenda” resentments to wedge Those People in Milwaukee and Madison from the “real Americans” in the boonies.
Oh, and providing an economic bonanza via the Foxconn “super-plant” deal ….

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danarchy  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:17:04am

re: #295 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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One of my neighbors has one of those big inflatable Grim reapers in the yard and the arm that holds the Scythe kind of waves back and forth and my dog acts exactly like this every time we walk by.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:18:26am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:19:11am

Extremely local news:

My wife and I have to go into Scottsbluff, Panhandle capital of Covid tomorrow so she can attend to a medical appointment. We haven’t been to Scottsbluff in months, because of the way Covid-19 is being handled in my state. Scottsbluff is sixty miles away.

Perhaps we should burn our clothes when we get home.

For comparison:

Scott’s Bluff County population: 36,970
Laramie County, Wyoming (seat and state capital Cheyenne): 91,738 (about 100 miles / 160 km away)

Scott’s Bluff County cases: 574 total
Laramie County cases: 870 total

Scott’s Bluff County active: 141
Laramie County active: 262

Scott’s Bluff County deaths: 10
Laramie County deaths: 4

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wrenchwench  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:20:31am
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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:21:22am

re: #307 mmmirele

I think the Olympics have run their course. Too much corruption. Economically damaging to whatever city hosts.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:23:04am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Wrong. Trump is the logical conclusion of conservatism. The GOP has been this way all my life.

Roger Stone got his start by rodent-copulating a NH primary by sending a cheque to the opponent he wanted defeated from a wholly made up youth socialist group, and when the candidate’s campaign cashed it, he went to the press screaming the GOP candidate was a socialist.

Trump is the logical conclusion of the GOP, but they did have to sell their souls so that Trump would continue with what they wanted.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:28:17am

re: #314 Belafon

Trump is the logical conclusion of the GOP, but they did have to sell their souls so that Trump would continue with what they wanted.

Just remember what that piece of shit Grover Norquist said—all they wanted in the Oval Office was a stooge with a pen in his hand to sign those tax cuts for the rich and pack the courts with every right wing asshole they could get their hands on.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:29:05am

re: #313 plansbandc

I think the Olympics have run their course. Too much corruption. Economically damaging to whatever city hosts.

It’s been suggested before that instead of cities bidding on the Olympics, costing huge sums of money and rarely seeing returns, that the Olympics should just be designated in the place they started, Athens.

The IOC pays Greece to maintain or upgrade facilities, new ones don’t need to be built every four years, and cities around the world aren’t saddled with debts.

Like all things though, even when the Olympics lose money, billionaire investors make money and pass the costs down to the city. The IOC won’t change because sports is a business for billionaires, and the taxpayers of localities exist only to enrich them.

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A Cranky One  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:29:55am

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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:30:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:30:49am

re: #315 🌹UOJB!

Just remember what that piece of shit Grover Norquist said—all they wanted in the Oval Office was a stooge with a pen in his hand to sign those tax cuts for the rich and pack the courts with every right wing asshole they could get their hands on.

And said asshole is still around, still requiring Republicans to sign his so-called tax pledge, which just so happens to benefit that small-l libertarian.

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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:30:58am

re: #316 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s been suggested before that instead of cities bidding on the Olympics, costing huge sums of money and rarely seeing returns, that the Olympics should just be designated in the place they started, Athens.

The IOC pays Greece to maintain or upgrade facilities, new ones don’t need to be built every four years, and cities around the world aren’t saddled with debts.

That’s just for the Summer Games.

Winter should be in Switzerland.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:33:17am

re: #320 sagehen

That’s just for the Summer Games.

Winter should be in Switzerland.

Black diamond ski run on the Matterhorn. That would be something to see. /s

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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:34:12am

re: #317 A Cranky One

The cuteness of that thread!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:35:15am

re: #318 plansbandc

Second in the thread:

Hunter Biden needs to do that. Conservaliars need to feel real pain before they behave.

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mmmirele  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:35:29am

re: #311 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Extremely local news:

My wife and I have to go into Scottsbluff, Panhandle capital of Covid tomorrow so she can attend to a medical appointment. We haven’t been to Scottsbluff in months, because of the way Covid-19 is being handled in my state. Scottsbluff is sixty miles away.

Perhaps we should burn our clothes when we get home.

My brother got my mother’s hair cut this past week. I asked how the mask discipline at the salon was—it was very good. Everyone had masks on and there was sufficient spacing because there were very few clients in the place. I desperately need a cut, because, well, VANITY. I’m looking older with hair to my shoulders.

Anyway, if I do get a haircut, my plan is to get the cut, take my usual out in public precautions (wiping down hands with hand sanitizer, etc.), then come home and strip down to the skin, take a shower and bag up my clothes until I can get them into the next laundry load. Paranoid? YES. I’ll cop to that. And anybody who says I’m acting in fear can fuck right off. I’m not going to take a risk that I get someone else sick.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:37:39am

re: #311 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Extremely local news:

My wife and I have to go into Scottsbluff, Panhandle capital of Covid tomorrow so she can attend to a medical appointment. We haven’t been to Scottsbluff in months, because of the way Covid-19 is being handled in my state. Scottsbluff is sixty miles away.

Perhaps we should burn our clothes when we get home.

The last time I went to the states I wore shorts and a tee shirt with a floor length skirt and long sleeved shirt over them. I did my thing (keeping my mask on for the duration) and before I got back in the car dropped the skirt and long sleeved shirt into a bag, sanitized my hands and then got into the car. The bag stayed in the car for 15 days (I was on mandatory self quarantine) until I left the house again.

The whole thing was before and after… Before encountering another human in any proximity and after. There were a total of three stops, one where they put groceries into the back of the car (I was nowhere near them), one where CVS handed me drugs through the window (I tied the bag in a knot and sanitized my hands) and the last stop where I had to go into the UPS store to get a document notarized and pick up mail whick included two checks. No one was wearing a mask back then either. This was April I think, the border had just closed but I had to go (or I wouldn’t have).

Canadian CBP was not happy with me and I got an earful even explaining why I had to go, which included them taking all my personal info, advising me to self quarantine under penalty of law, and a sneer or two. (A phone call and multiple emails warning me to stay the fuck home followed.)

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NetworkKed  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:37:43am

re: #320 sagehen

That’s just for the Summer Games.

Winter should be in Switzerland.

Summer games should rotate between three locations - LA, Athens… Seoul? Fairer to not have it in the same time zone every year, less gonzo infrastructure needed to be built every time.

Winter games it’s more complex, because where you run most of the outdoor events matters a lot, and you’d overemphasize specific slopes if you park it one (or even a few) places. Also on the timescale that the Olympics think on, climate change becomes problematic.

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wrenchwench  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:37:47am

Andrew Seal does a thread on Ben Alpers’ thread on Jill Lapore’s opinion piece…

ok, just go read the internets. But only the good parts.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:39:02am

re: #317 A Cranky One

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When I saw the German Shepard mix, though….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:39:22am

re: #324 mmmirele

My wife has a cut-and-style scheduled with the village beauty salon (for a town of 124 we have a lot of businesses here). She’s going for the Sixties long haired soup-can curler look this time.

Going to the salon should be safe as we have no cases in the village.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:40:10am

re: #299 sagehen

Adam Smith on a progressive tax:

“The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. A tax upon house-rents, therefore, would in general fall heaviest upon the rich; and in this sort of inequality there would not, perhaps, be anything very unreasonable. It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.”

I was thinking about that the other day. In an argument about a flat tax, unless they are willing to tax all money, and exclusion, such as say, the first $5,000 or $10,000, is a progressive tax, we’re just haggling over the number of brackets.

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mmmirele  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:40:49am

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My wife has a cut-and-style scheduled with the village beauty salon (for a town of 124 we have a lot of businesses here). She’s going for the Sixties long haired soup-can curler look this time.

Going to the salon should be safe as we have no cases in the village.

I was thinking that I needed to get in ASAP before the snowbirds return and bring their viruses from Wisconsin, Iowa and other places. Arizona is doing better, but…

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Charmingly Persistent  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:42:23am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:47:32am

re: #332 Charmingly Persistent

Seconded.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:48:05am
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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:49:03am

Fox and QAnon getting closer and closer to the same thing.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:49:34am

Fuck, I hate this fucker.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:51:12am

Must be nice to be a 28 year old billionaire, host President Shitface and a third rate version of The Beach Boys while charging a minimum of $2,800 to attend.

Fuck the Supreme Court and the ACLU defending Citizens United.

It’s time to pass full public financing of all elections and stop this political prostitution once and for all.

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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:53:36am

re: #317 A Cranky One

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:54:17am

re: #337 🌹UOJB!

Must be nice to be a 28 year old billionaire, host President Shitface and a third rate version of The Beach Boys while charging a minimum of $2,800 to attend.

Fuck the Supreme Court and the ACLU defending Citizens United.

It’s time to pass full public financing of all elections and stop this political prostitution once and for all.

The ACLU quit receiving donations from us after they prostituted themselves in the service of billionaire libertarians.

Not another dime. We don’t have a lot, so that wasn’t a hard decision. If the so-called Civil Liberties Union is going to sell us off to the highest bidder, we can find better charities to donate to.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:54:37am

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:56:14am

re: #340 Dave In Austin

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My eyes need a boric acid wash after looking at that smirking shithead.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:58:44am

re: #337 🌹UOJB!

Must be nice to be a 28 year old billionaire, host President Shitface and a third rate version of The Beach Boys while charging a minimum of $2,800 to attend.

Fuck the Supreme Court and the ACLU defending Citizens United.

It’s time to pass full public financing of all elections and stop this political prostitution once and for all.

Bring eye bleach for the embedded photograph.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:01:47am

re: #342 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I saw the photograph of the asshole billionaire and I just couldn’t bring myself to link it.

This is yet another reason why I now support a maximum wage tied to 80% of the salary of the President.

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BeachDem  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:03:09am

re: #337 🌹UOJB!

Must be nice to be a 28 year old billionaire, host President Shitface and a third rate version of The Beach Boys while charging a minimum of $2,800 to attend.

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Fuck the Supreme Court and the ACLU defending Citizens United.

It’s time to pass full public financing of all elections and stop this political prostitution once and for all.

If I were going to spend money in Newport Beach, it would be to give it to Harley Rouda (as I already have.)

harleyforcongress.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:05:03am

re: #336 Dave In Austin

Fuck, I hate this fucker.

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I honestly couldn’t tell for a moment if those were real photos or Garrison paintings.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:07:01am

re: #343 🌹UOJB!

I saw the photograph of the asshole billionaire and I just couldn’t bring myself to link it.

This is yet another reason why I now support a maximum wage tied to 80% of the salary of the President.

GOP: Raise the President’s salary to $10,000,000,000 a year.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:12:16am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:14:37am

270towin.com , which seems to be more bearish than Electoral Vote dot com, has us now in today’s poll porn:

Safe-likely-lean: Democrats 290, Republicans 163, toss-up 85.

Toss-ups are ME-2, OH, NC, GA, FL, IA.

NE-2 moved to “leans Democratic.” NE-1 moved from safe to likely Republican. Texas and South Carolina moved from likely to leans Republican.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:15:11am

Hey, that list of “gun owners” the RWNJ are always wailing about, that the left will use to track them down?
Turns out, it’s the gun humpers building the list.

Thread:

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KGxvi  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:18:54am

re: #348 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

270towin.com , which seems to be more bearish than Electoral Vote dot com, has us now in today’s poll porn:

Safe-likely-lean: Democrats 290, Republicans 163, toss-up 85.

Toss-ups are ME-2, OH, NC, GA, FL, IA.

NE-2 moved to “leans Democratic.” NE-1 moved from safe to likely Republican. Texas and South Carolina moved from likely to leans Republican.

I’m not an expert, but those seem like bad numbers for the orange idiot

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William Lewis  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:42:22am

re: #163 Belafon

And you still wouldn’t be in Manhattan.

True. I can be thankful for that!

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Oct 18, 2020 • 12:15:49pm

re: #340 Dave In Austin

Is that image processed through some sort of photoshop tool? gaaaaah

An undoctored set of electrons:

2016: Washington DC, Navy Memorial Detail

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